Category: News

Cyanodore 6 Is A Rad Commodore 64 Synthesizer

The Commodore 64 is celebrated to this day for its capable SID sound chip, which provided the soundtrack for some of the best video games of its era. Even today, …read more

Six Young People Take 32 Countries To Court Over Climate Change

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: What I felt was fear,” says Claudia Duarte Agostinho as she remembers the extreme heatwave and fires that ripped through Portugal in 2017 and killed more than 100 people. “The wildfires made me really a……

FedEx Robot Solves Complex Packing Problems

Despite the fact that it constantly seems like we’re in the midst of a robotics- and artificial intelligence-driven revolution, there are a number of tasks that continue to elude even …read more

Linux Interoperability Is Maturing Fast Thanks To a Games Console

Liam Proven writes via The Register: Steam OS is the Arch-based distro for a handheld Linux games console, and Valve is aggressively pushing Linux’s usability and Windows interoperability for the device. Two unusual companies, Valve Software and Igalia……

Samsung Galaxy S24 Leak Shows 360-Degree View of New Flat-Edge Design – CNET

Next year’s premium Samsung phone could have flatter sides, and metallic edges….

$260 Million AI Startup Releases ‘Unmoderated’ Chatbot Via Torrent

“On Tuesday of this week, French AI startup Mistral tweeted a magnet link to their first publicly released, open sourced LLM,” writes Slashdot reader jenningsthecat. “That might be merely interesting if not for the fact that the chatbot has remarkably ……

Kia and Hyundai Blame TikTok and Instagram For Their Cars Getting Stolen

Aaron Gordon writes via Motherboard: Kia and Hyundai say it is not their fault that their cars are being stolen in an unprecedented theft surge made possible by the vehicles lacking a basic anti-theft technology virtually every other car has, according……

Supreme Court To Decide If State Laws Limiting Social Media Platforms Violate Constitution

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Associated Press: The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether state laws that seek to regulate Facebook, TikTok, X and other social media platforms violate the Constitution. The justices will review la……

Hackaday Prize 2023: Automated Shuttle Launcher Enables Solo Badminton Practice

A badminton shuttle launcher loaded with shuttles

If you want to get better at your favorite sport, there’s really no substitute to putting in more training hours. For solo activities like running or cycling that’s simple enough: …read more

Netflix Ships Its Last DVD

It’s official: Netflix has shipped its last DVD. “For 25 years, we redefined how people watched films and series at home, and shared the excitement as they opened their mailboxes to our iconic red envelopes,” says Netflix in a blog post. “It’s the end ……