Day: November 6, 2021

Arm CEO Says Industry is Spending $2B a Week to Address Chip Crisis

Talking at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Arm CEO Simon Segars said this chip-supply crisis was the worst he’d ever seen (according to an EE Times article shared by Slashdot reader dkatana): The most important thing to do to get out of the woods in this situation and minimize similar ones in the future, he…

Disney Plus: How to stream Shang-Chi (soon), Eternals (who knows), and everything else – CNET

Here’s everything to know about the service, its movies and its shows. …read more Source:: CNet

Marvel’s Eternals, Shang-Chi aren’t available to stream on Disney Plus, sorry – CNET

But Shang-Chi and Jungle Cruise will be streaming at no added cost on Disney Plus soon. …read more Source:: CNet

‘The Problem with the Big Bang Theory’

So how exactly did the universe come into existence? “A recent astronomical measurement recorded in a laboratory at the South Pole is causing scientists to revisit their theories…” writes Don Lincoln, a senior scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory: In the intervening decades [since 1929], observations have only strengthened the case for the Big…

‘Tiny Wake-Up Light Is Hugely Bright

Let’s face it — waking up is rough no matter what time of year it is. But the darkness of fall and winter makes it so much worse. In the past, [Maarten] has used music with increasing volume, but depending on the setup, it can be dodgy if you want to hear a different song…

The Untold Story of the World’s Biggest Nuclear Bomb

“In the early hours of October 30, 1961, a bomber took off from an airstrip in northern Russia and began its flight through cloudy skies over the frigid Arctic island of Novaya Zemlya,” writes the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Slashdot reader DanDrollette (who is also the deputy editor of The Bulletin of the Atomic…

Apple AirPods Max headphones hit $430, a new Amazon low – CNET

You can pick up Apple’s high-end noise-canceling headphones near their lowest price to date, but only in a couple of colors. …read more Source:: CNet

Get $50 off Samsung’s excellent Galaxy Buds 2 – CNET

Woot is once again offering the Galaxy Buds 2 for $100, their lowest price to date. …read more Source:: CNet

As Demand for Green Energy Grows, Solar Farms Face Local Resistance

Hecate Energy’s plans for a 500-acre solar farm in upstate New York were cut by 50% “after facing an outcry from some in the community who feared the installation would mar the bucolic setting,” reports the New York Times. (Alternate URL here.) The Copake fight mirrors similar battles raging across the country in rural areas…

Finch review: This time Tom Hanks’ castaway pal is a winning CG robot – CNET

Where’s Wall-E? An impressive robot joins Hanks for a relatively gentle end-of-the-world on Apple TV Plus now. …read more Source:: CNet