Day: November 14, 2021

Increasingly Popular Ghost Guns Fuel an ‘Epidemic of Violence’, says NYT

Untraceable “ghost guns” assembled from parts bought online “can be ordered by gang members, felons and even children,” writes the New York Times. They call the guns “increasingly the lethal weapon of easy access around the U.S., but especially California,” based on interviews with law enforcement officials in Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego and San…

Best iPad for 2021 – CNET

Here’s our guide to picking out the best iPad — from Mini to Pro — to meet your feature and performance needs. …read more Source:: CNet

Forget Radio! Transmitting with Neutrons

Throughout history, people have devised ways to send information across long distances. For centuries we relied on smoke signals, semaphores, and similar physical devices. Electricity changed everything. First the telegraph and then radio transformed communications. Now researchers at the University of Lancaster have demonstrated another way to send wireless data without using electromagnetic radiation. They’ve…

Have Scientists Disproven Google’s Quantum Supremacy Claim?

Slashdot reader AltMachine writes: In October 2019, Google said its Sycamore processor was the first to achieve quantum supremacy by completing a task in three minutes and 20 seconds that would have taken the best classical supercomputer, IBM’s Summit, 10,000 years. That claim — particularly how Google scientists arrived at the “10,000 years” conclusion —…

Xbox Black Friday 2021 deals: Series X console restocks coming soon, game bargains live now – CNET

Early deals have dropped for Xbox from the Microsoft Store and other retailers, and more are on the way. …read more Source:: CNet

Amazon Fire TV Black Friday deals: $35 Fire TV Stick 4K Max, plus first big savings on Omni TVs – CNET

Amazon’s 2021 Fire TV 4-Series and Omni Series are on sale for the first time. The Fire TV Stick 4K Max and Fire TV Cube hit lowest price to date. …read more Source:: CNet

France Expands Open Source Use, Seeking Interoperability, ‘Digital Sovereignty’, and ‘Democratic Confidence’

Euractive reports: The French government’s roadmap for developing open source to make it a vector of digital sovereignty and a guarantee of “democratic confidence” was presented by Public Transformation and Civil Service Minister Amélie de Montchalin on Wednesday (10 November). EURACTIV France reports Montchalin spoke at the closing of the first edition of the “Open…

Id Software Tries To Stop A Man From Naming His Band ‘Doomscroll’

Amazon employee Dustin Mitchell is also a metal guitarist in Texas who decided to name his band “Doomscroll,” reports Kotaku — and in February Mitchell tried trademarking Doomscroll with America’s Patent and Trademark Office. But then on October 13th, the last day of the trademark’s 30-day public comment period, “he got an email from a…

Taylor Swift’s best lyrics, from All Too Well to debut album to Evermore – CNET

Commentary: The singer-songwriter, who appeared on SNL Saturday, has gifted us with yet another set of memorable new tracks on her latest album Red (Taylor’s Version). …read more Source:: CNet

Tiny Talisman Warns Wearer About UV Exposure

Given how important our Sun is, our ancestors can be forgiven for seeing it as a god. And even now that we know what it actually is and how it works, it’s not much of a reach to think that the Sun pours forth evil spirits that can visit disease and death on those who…