Day: November 7, 2021

Facebook Gives Kazakhstan Government Direct Access to Its Content Reporting System

“Facebook parent company Meta has granted the Kazakhstan government direct access to its content reporting system,” reports ZDNet, “as part of a joint agreement to work on removing content that is deemed harmful on social network platforms like Facebook and Instagram.” The agreement’s focus is on protecting children: In a joint statement, the Ministry of…

Space station astronaut captures unbelievable view of fiery Earth auroras – CNET

The glow built into “amazing spikes higher than our orbit.” …read more Source:: CNet

Halloween Hack Requires Minimum Code, Produces Maximum Fun

Every year, [Conor O’Neill] hacks something together to spook and entertain trick-or-treaters who happen by his home on Halloween. He’s noticed a pattern — every year the project involves a mess of code, often slapped together using different frameworks and languages. Attempting to alleviate that, and maybe make things a bit more friendly to beginners…

Former Google CEO and Henry Kissinger: Manage ‘Age of AI’s Epoch-Making Transformations

“At the age of 98, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has a whole new area of interest: artificial intelligence,” reports Time magazine: He became intrigued after being persuaded by Eric Schmidt, who was then the executive chairman of Google, to attend a lecture on the topic while at the Bilderberg conference in 2016. The…

Paramount Plus: Everything to know (like why Yellowstone is missing) – CNET

You can stream shows, movies, originals and live sports on Paramount Plus — but not Yellowstone. Here’s what to know. …read more Source:: CNet

Apple’s AirPods 3 vs. AirPods Pro: All the major differences – CNET

The $179 AirPods 3 and $249 AirPods Pro have some things in common, but active noise cancellation is still exclusive to the Pro. …read more Source:: CNet

Yellowstone: How and where to stream it (and why it isn’t on Paramount Plus) – CNET

Yellowstone may be Paramount’s biggest show, but don’t go looking for it on Paramount Plus. …read more Source:: CNet

America’s FAA Issues Warning Over Concerns 5G Might Interfere with Aviation Altimeters

Long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike quotes the aviation news site AVweb’s report on a “Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin” and “Airworthiness Directive” being issued by America’s aircraft-regulating Federal Aviation Administration “concerning the rollout of 5G cellular phone service in 46 major metropolitan areas of the U.S.” (reportedly happening on December 5th). The actions are expected to limit…

Elon Musk should sell 10% of his Tesla stock to pay taxes, according to Twitter poll – CNET

Musk posted a Yes or No poll amid ongoing talk about a “billionaire’s tax” and unrealized capital gains from unsold stocks and bonds. …read more Source:: CNet

Will Self-Driving Cars Be Able to Handle… Bears?

A wild bear broke into a parked car looking for food. This set AI pundit Lance Eliot a-thinking… The AI driving system of a self-driving car is always intact. A parked self-driving car is immediately able to become a moving car…. If the self-driving car is making use of its object detection system, even though…