Month: July 2021

US Justice Department Says Russians Hacked Its Federal Prosecutors

In January America’s federal Justice Department said there was no evidence that Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds breach had accessed classified systems, remembers the Associated Press. But today? The department said 80% of Microsoft email accounts used by employees in the four U.S. attorney offices in New York were breached. All told, the Justice…

SolarWinds hackers nailed federal prosecutors’ offices, Department of Justice says – CNET

Email accounts were breached at nearly 30 US Attorneys’ offices, the DOJ says, as it provides new details of an attack revealed last December. …read more Source:: CNet

Nobel Winner Steven Weinberg, Who Unified Two of Physics’ Fundamental Forces, Has Died

Long-time Slashdot reader Mogster quotes : Steven Weinberg, a Nobel-prize winning physicist whose work helped link two of the four fundamental forces, has died at the age of 88, the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) announced Saturday (July 24). HIs work was foundational to the Standard Model, the overarching physics theory that describes…

One Of The Largest Large Format Cameras You Will Ever Have Seen

When fate lands a very high quality lens in front of you, what do you do with it? If you are [Tim Hamilton], the solution is obvious. Use it in a huge large-format camera. The lens came from a newspaper magnifier made redundant by digitalisation and used as a paperweight. It’s an extremely high quality…

Tech Companies Praised for ‘Pandemic Leadership’, Vaccine Mandates

“America reported 122,000 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest single-day spike since February,” reports Business Insider. But when it comes to anti-Covid measures like vaccine mandates, America’s technology companies have been “decisive trend setters,” according to the New York Times’ On Tech newsletter. (Alternate URL) Last year, some high-profile tech companies were relatively early…

Swimply lets you swim in a stranger’s pool. It’s less weird than you think – CNET

It’s like an Airbnb-style for swimming pools. Your visit may or may not include a giant unicorn floatie. …read more Source:: CNet

Netflix: 40 best movies to see tonight – CNET

Rom-com Resort to Love is out now. …read more Source:: CNet

Netflix: The 40 best TV shows to watch tonight – CNET

Season 4 of supernatural Western Wynonna Earp is out now. …read more Source:: CNet

Texas Instruments’ New Calculator Will Run Programs Written in Python

“Dallas-based Texas Instruments’ latest generation of calculators is getting a modern-day update with the addition of programming language Python,” reports the Dallas Morning News: The goal is to expand students’ ability to explore science, technology, engineering and math through the device that’s all-but-required in the nation’s high schools and colleges… Though most of the company’s…

Rocket Lab Successfully Carries a US Military Satellite Into Orbit

“Resuming launches after a mission failure two months ago, Rocket Lab successfully placed a small U.S. military research and development satellite into orbit Thursday following a fiery liftoff from New Zealand…” reports Spaceflight Now: Heading east from Mahia, the rocket’s first stage burned its nine engines for about two-and-a-half minutes, followed by a six-minute firing…