Day: November 13, 2021

196 Nations Agree to New Climate Change Deal At COP26 Summit

The BBC is hailing “the first ever climate deal to explicitly plan to reduce coal, the worst fossil fuel for greenhouse gases.” But they also report that developing nations “were unhappy about the lack of progress on what’s known as ‘loss and damage’, the idea that richer countries should compensate poorer ones for climate change…

Gear4 Havana for Pixel 6 and 6 Pro: Clear case with D3O 10-foot drop protection

The new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro devices provide a fantastic camera experience and to help protect your phone while you are actively shooting, ZAGG has the Gear4 Havana case available for your consideration. …read more Source:: ZDNet

PS5 Black Friday: Leaked Walmart ad shows first possible deals – CNET

Newspaper ad scans shown on Twitter point to possible time frames for PS5 inventory drops and sales on specific games. …read more Source:: CNet

OpenGL Machine Learning runs on Low-End Hardware

If you’ve looked into GPU-accelerated machine learning projects, you’re certainly familiar with NVIDIA’s CUDA architecture. It also follows that you’ve checked the prices online, and know how expensive it can be to get a high-performance video card that supports this particular brand of parallel programming. But what if you could run machine learning tasks on…

NASA Mars rover roughs up a rock, peers at ‘something no one’s ever seen’ – CNET

Perseverance also spots a wonderfully triangular white speck after it goes to work on the layered rock. …read more Source:: CNet

The next Predator movie is called Prey, and it’s coming to Hulu in 2022 – CNET

The Predator is back on the hunt in a historical thriller set in the world of the Comanche Nation 300 years ago. …read more Source:: CNet

US Rollout of 5G Frequencies Delayed Over Aviation Safety Concerns. Are They Warranted?

Because of a “surprising and sudden request” from America’s Federal Aviation Administration that’s “based on unverified potential radio interference, a highly anticipated increase in 5G speeds and availability just got put on hold,” writes the president/chief analyst of market research/consulting firm TECHnalysis. But in an opinion piece for USA Today, he asks if the concern…

Austria Expected to Impose Lockdown Only On the Unvaccinated

“Austria is expected to impose lockdown restrictions on millions of unvaccinated people in the coming days,” reports CNBC: Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg told a press conference Friday that his government wanted to give the “green light” to such measures by Sunday, Austria Press Agency reported. Lawmakers will meet over the weekend to discuss the move, according…

Will Microsoft Beat Facebook to the Metaverse?

“When comparing Meta — formerly Facebook — and Microsoft’s approaches to the metaverse, it’s clear Microsoft has a much more grounded and realistic vision,” argues an analyst at data analytics/consultancy company GlobalData: Meta is set to grab a large portion of the $51 billion revenues from VR that GlobalData expects will be generated by 2030….

A One-Servo Mechanical Seven-Segment Display

The seven-segment display may be a bit prosaic after all these years, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to spice it up. Coming up with a mechanical version of the typical photon-based display is a popular project, of which we’ve seen plenty of examples over the years. But this seven-segment display is quite a…