Day: October 23, 2021

Egyptian Security Forces Detain Humanoid Robot, Suspecting Espionage

The Guardian reports: She has been described as “a vision of the future” who is every bit as good as other abstract artists today, but Ai-Da — the world’s first ultra-realistic robot artist — hit a temporary snag before her latest exhibition when Egyptian security forces detained her at customs. Ai-Da is due to open…

Woolly mammoth extinction blamed on climate change, not human hunting – CNET

“This is a stark lesson from history and shows how unpredictable climate change is — once something is lost, there is no going back.” …read more Source:: CNet

AirPods 3 vs. AirPods Pro: Comparing Apple’s latest earbuds – CNET

The AirPods 3 have a narrower design, spatial audio and water resistance like the AirPods Pro. …read more Source:: CNet

$28B Startup Says Companies Were Refusing Their Free Open-Source Code as ‘Not Enterprise-Ready’

“Ali Ghodsi was happily researching AI at Berkeley when he helped invent a revolutionary bit of code — and he wanted to give it away for free,” remembers Forbes India. “But few would take it unless he charged for it. “Now his startup is worth $28 billion, and the career academic is a billionaire with…

Dune ending explained, and how the movie sets up a spicy sequel – CNET

What’s going on in the finale? Who survives? Why is Zendaya hardly in it? These questions and more answered right here. …read more Source:: CNet

Nvidia clarifies Megatron-Turing scale claim

The importance of Megatron-Turing 530B is that it is the largest natural language processing model that has been “trained to convergence.” …read more Source:: ZDNet

Dune, Halloween Kills, HBO Max, Peacock? Where to stream movies in theaters now – CNET

Some new movies stream in theaters are streaming. Others aren’t. Here’s if and where you can stream Dune, Halloween Kills, No Time to Die, The French Dispatch, Ron’s Gone Wrong and more. …read more Source:: CNet

ESP32-Cam Makes a Dandy Motion Detector

Halloween is right around the corner and just about every Halloween project needs some kind of motion sensor. Historically, we’ve used IR and ultrasonic sensors but [Makers Mashup] decided to use an ESP32-Cam as a motion sensor in his latest animatronic creation. You can see a video of the device and how it works below….

Astronomers Find Nascent Exploding Star, ‘Rosetta Stone’ of All Supernovas

“A star located 60 million light years away went supernova last year, and astronomers managed to capture all stages of the stellar explosion using telescopes both on the ground and in space,” reports Gizmodo. Long-time Slashdot reader spaceman375 shared Gizmodo’s report: This awesome display of astronomical power has yielded a dataset of unprecedented proportions, with…

Can Windows 11 Run on a 2006-Era Pentium 4 Chip?

“Microsoft has been mainly telling consumers that Windows 11 is meant for newer PCs,” reports PC Magazine. “However, an internet user has uploaded a video that shows the OS can actually run on a 15-year-old Pentium 4 chip from Intel.” Last week, Twitter user “Carlos S.M.” posted screenshots of his Pentium 4-powered PC running Windows…