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Bitcoin-Trading 'Seasteader' Now on the Run For His Life

An American bitcoin trader and his girlfriend became the first couple to actually live on a "seastead" -- a 20-meter octagon floating in international waters a full 12 nautical miles from Thailand. Long-time Slashdot reader SonicSpike shared this article from the libertarian Foundation for Economic Education describing what happened next: [W]hile they got to experience true sovereignty for a handful of weeks, their experiment was cut short after the Thai government declared that their seastea...
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Risky Business

by Ron Krudo,  co-founder and managing partner of Equiturn Business Solutions As every entrepreneur knows all too well, creating and establishing a new company is a semi-daunting and risk-taking endeavor. Fears of failure, uncomfort, self-doubt, and the unknown all surely cross one’s mind, and yet, we as business owners still pursue it anyways. Undoubtedly, the risk seems curious for most outsiders. Whether it is the passion for the product, love for the work, or dreams of success – for entrep...
Tags: Google, Startups, Risk Taking, Ron, Starting A Business, Thinking Aloud, Entrepreneur Advice, Howard Shultz, Starting Out, Ron Krudo, Equiturn Business Solutions


Apple reportedly won’t roll out iOS 13 to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE

Apple is rumored to be dropping support for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone SE with the release of iOS 13. If true, owners of the iPhone SE would only have three years on the latest version of the mobile operating system. The post Apple reportedly won’t roll out iOS 13 to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Iphone 6, iPhone SE, Ios 13


GDB 8.3 Released

"Release 8.3 of GDB, the GNU Debugger, is now available," according to an announcement on the info-gnu mailing list: GDB is a source-level debugger for Ada, C, C++, Go, Rust, and many other languages. GDB can target (i.e., debug programs running on) more than a dozen different processor architectures, and GDB itself can run on most popular GNU/Linux, Unix and Microsoft Windows variants. GDB is free (libre) software. GDB 8.3 includes support for new native configurations (also available as a ta...
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Report: Apple's A13 Chips for Next Generation of iPhones Are Now in Production

Gather round, consumers, for yet another Apple rumor.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Cameras, Rumors, Apple rumors, A13, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co


Ask Slashdot: How Would You Host Your Own Email Server?

"It has become too easy to take Linux and FOSS for granted," warns a Linux Journal editorial by Doc Searls, complaining, for example, that today "We collaborate inside proprietary environments, such as Slack and Google Hangouts." Long-time Slashdot reader whh3 wants to live differently -- and to model a different set values: After reading the recent Doc Searls article in Linux Journal, I realized that I need to get back to my roots. The first step will be to build/setup/run my own email server...
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PowerToys Are Back! Microsoft Reboots the Utilities As an Open Source Project

Mark Wilson writes: Microsoft is bringing back PowerToys for Windows 10 — and this time it is open source. If the name doesn't mean anything to you, you probably weren't a Windows 95 user, but if this was your computing era, you'll remember tinkering with the likes of TweakUI, Send to X, QuickRes and numerous other delightful utilities. Now the collection of utilities is back, rebooted for Windows 10 and due to be released as an open source project. At the moment, there are two tools being wor...
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After burning through $1 billion, Jawbone’s Hosain Rahman has raised $65 million more

Not everyone gets a second chance in Silicon Valley. Entrepreneur Hosain Rahman has been given many more than that. Though his last company, Jawbone, which produced wireless speakers and Bluetooth earpieces, went kaput in 2017 after burning up $1 billion in venture funding over the course of ten years, Rahman has managed to raise $65.4 million for his new company. So shows a new SEC filing that, coincidentally or otherwise, was processed late yesterday while most of the world’s attention was ...
Tags: TC, Wearables, Tech, Jawbone, Wearable Devices, SignalFire, Hosain Rahman, Refactor Capital, Jawbone Health


Experimental Device Generates Electricity From the Coldness of Space

"An international team of scientists has demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to generate a measurable amount of electricity in a diode directly from the coldness of the universe," writes Phys.org. An anonymous reader quotes their report: The infrared semiconductor device faces the sky and uses the temperature difference between Earth and space to produce the electricity... In contrast to leveraging incoming energy as a normal solar cell would, the negative illumination effect ...
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How to See if Your MacBook is Eligible For a Free Battery Replacement

If you have a 13-inch MacBook Pro that was made between October of 2016 and October of 2017 then you might be eligible for a free battery replacement.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Lifehacks, Macbook Pro, Macbooks


5 Ways that Kajabi Makes Selling Courses Online Easy for Bloggers

As bloggers, we’re already familiar with the most common ways to make money online. It usually comes down to the content and traffic volume on our sites – but ultimately, it’s usually a preference of affiliate marketing, Google AdSense, or selling a course or product. While affiliate marketing and Google AdSense are nice, they still only allow you to earn a small percentage of the total revenue involved. When selling your own course or product, you can take home close to 100% of the revenue. ...
Tags: Google, Wordpress, Blogging, Make Money Online, Kajabi, Power of Webinars


Google Play Store feature suggests unused apps to uninstall from Android phones

A new Google Play Store feature informs people that they can free up space by uninstalling unused apps. After tapping on the alert, a list of unused apps on the Android device will be brought up. The post Google Play Store feature suggests unused apps to uninstall from Android phones appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play Store, Mobile, News, Trends


Feds Nab Exec On Allegations He Hacked To Steal Info About School Lunches

"After a year-long investigation, a top California exec has been arrested by the FBI for allegedly hacking into a competitor's website and stealing their customer data in an effort to ruin their business," writes long-time Slashdot reader sandbagger. "There is an unusual twist, however: this isn't the high-stakes world of big tech or high finance, but American school lunches." The Register reports: Chief financial officer of Choicelunch, Keith Wesley Cosbey, 40, was collared last month over ...
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Russia-Linked Hackers Using Sophisticated Backdoor To Hijack Exchange Servers

wiredmikey quotes SecurityWeek: The Russia-linked threat group known as Turla has reportedly been using a sophisticated backdoor to hijack Microsoft Exchange mail servers, ESET reported... The malware, dubbed LightNeuron, allows the attackers to read and modify any email passing through the compromised mail server, create and send new emails, and block emails to prevent the intended recipients from receiving them. According to ESET, LightNeuron has been used by Turla — the group is also known as...
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Facebook Argues Against Breaking Up Facebook

On Thursday, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes penned an editorial in the New York Times calling for the company to be broken up, its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp spun off, and future acquisitions banned for several years. Hughes argued that Facebook, and by extension its all-powerful CEO Mark Zuckerberg,…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Monopoly, Social Media, Antitrust, Chris Hughes, Tech Policy


As a founder, I mistook my work for self-worth

Dale Stephens Contributor Share on Twitter Dale Stephens was one of the first Thiel Fellows and ran an education company for six years. These days he works an executive coach, helping entrepreneurs and executives grow as fast as their companies. These days, most days are good days. My clients are founder and executives, I set my own schedule, and I live in a city I love. As an executive coach and advisor, I work with founders a...
Tags: Health, Startups, Column, Tech, Mental Health, UnCollege


Cat vs best and worst robot vacuum cleaners 

If you’ve flirted with the idea of buying a robot vacuum you may also have stepped back from the brink in unfolding horror at the alphabetic soup of branded discs popping into view. Consumer choice sounds like a great idea until you’ve tried to get a handle on the handle-less vacuum space. Amazon offers an A to Z linklist of “top brands” that’s only a handful of letters short of a full alphabetic set. The horror. What awaits the unseasoned robot vacuum buyer as they resign themselves to hours of...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Tech, Cat, Home Automation, Robotics, Vacuum, Robot, Laser, Robotic Vacuum Cleaner, Home Appliances, Rowenta, Roborock S6


HTC introduces a cheaper blockchain phone, opens Zion Vault SDK

Happy Blockchain Week to you and yours. HTC helped kick off this important national holiday by announcing the upcoming release of the HTC Exodus 1s. The latest version of the company’s intriguing blockchain phone shaves some of price off the Exodus 1 — which eventually sold for $699 when the company made it available in more traditional currency. HTC’s being predictably cagey about exact pricing here, instead simply calling it “a more value-oriented version” of the original. Nor is the com...
Tags: Mobile, Hardware, Tech, Htc, Blockchain


'Is TikTok a Chinese Cambridge Analytica Data Bomb Waiting to Explode?'

CBS News calls TikTok "the first major contender since Snapchat to possibly disrupt a market dominated by social media behemoth Facebook. "The mere three-year-old startup even comes with a history of data-privacy controversies." Created by China start-up ByteDance in 2016, TikTok has already been downloaded over 1 billion times globally, surpassing both Facebook and Instagram in app installs last year, according to analytics site Sensor Tower.... It's also more than just a plucky tech start-up...
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EC-exclusive interview with Tim Cook, Slacklash, and tech inclusion

An EC-exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook TechCrunch editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino traveled to Florida this week to talk with Tim Cook about Apple’s developer education initiatives and also meet with high school developer Liam Rosenfeld of Lyman High School. Apple wants to attract the next set of app developers like Liam into the Xcode world, and the company is building a more ambitious strategy to do so going forward: But that conversation with Liam does bring up some questions...
Tags: Google, Uber, Microsoft, Groupon, San Francisco, Tech, Tim Cook, Ibm, Travis Kalanick, WeWork, True Ventures, Amazon Web Services, Deezer, Matthew Panzarino, Om Malik, App Developers


Amazon Says It Told Some Sellers It Was Blocking Ads With 'Religious Content' By Mistake

Amazon mistakenly told some sellers that it had launched a prohibition on ads with “religious content,” with one seller claiming “serious loss in revenue” and others reporting similar issues on seller forums, this weekend.
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Religion, Advertising, Ads, Amazon Marketplace


These are the best Pixel 3a XL cases and covers to protect your Google phone

If you want to change up the look or feel of your new Google phone, you want some decent drop protection, or both, then we have you covered with this list of the best Google Pixel 3a XL cases and covers. The post These are the best Pixel 3a XL cases and covers to protect your Google phone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Trends, Buying Guides, Best cases, Accessory of the Week, Pixel 3a Xl, Google Pixel 3a XL


After City Switched To a New Bodycam Vendor, Axon Threatened Its Credit Score

Long-time Slashdot reader v3rgEz shares an article from MuckRock: The deal Fontana Police Department struck with Axon sounded simple enough: a trial of five inexpensive body cameras and, for each of them, a Professional subscription to the company's cloud storage system. When the California city decided to use a different vendor years later, however, it found itself stuck continuing to pay $4,000 per year for an unused service. Exiting the contract, the department was told, could tarnish the ci...
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The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it carries the “master switch” gene, SRY, that determines whether an embryo will develop as male (XY) or female (XX), it contains very few other genes and is the only chromosome not necessary for life. Women, after all, manage just fine without one. What’s more, the Y chromosome has degenerated rapidly, leaving females with two perfectly normal X chromosome...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Syndication


Halley’s Helmet Stand & Rack Help Helmets Strut Their Stuff

I gotta say, I didn’t think that when I sat down to write this review that the angle I’d take would be one of sex appeal and beauty. Yet, here I am about to write exactly that… about helmet stands, of all things. Disclosure: Halley sent me their helmet stands at no cost for the purposes of this review. Please see our review policies page to learn more about how we engage brands. The short version is that we let brands know that a good review is earned, never guaranteed, and that we retain 100% c...
Tags: Apple, Review, Spain, Motorcycles, Allen, Halley, Motorcycle Accessory & Parts, Halley Helmet Accessories Steel


MongoDB Database Containing Over 275 Million Personal Records Exposed and Hacked

"An unprotected and public-facing MongoDB database containing over 275 million records of personal information on Indian citizens has been discovered on search engine Shodan," writes Slashdot reader helpfulhecker. BleepingComputer reports that the detailed personally identifiable information was exposed online for over two weeks: Security Discovery researcher Bob Diachenko discovered the publicly accessible MongoDB database hosted on Amazon AWS using Shodan, and as historical data provided by...
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Zuckerberg says breaking up Facebook “isn’t going to help”

With the look of someone betrayed, Facebook’s CEO has fired back at co-founder Chris Hughes and his brutal NYT op-ed calling for regulators to split up Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. “When I read what he wrote, my main reaction was that what he’s proposing that we do isn’t going to do anything to help solve those issues. So I think that if what you care about is democracy and elections, then you want a company like us to be able to invest billions of dollars per year like we are in buildi...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy, Drama, Government, Tech, Policy, Nick Clegg, Chris Hughes


Original Content podcast: We’re not impressed by Netflix’s ‘Extremely Wicked’ Ted Bundy movie

Despite its grandiose title, Netflix’s “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” turns out to be surprisingly forgettable. In this week’s episode of the Original Content podcast, we’re joined by Brian Heater to review the film, which features Zac Efron as serial killer Ted Bundy and Lily Collins as his initially unsuspecting girlfriend Liz Kendall. The film is ostensibly about their relationship, but director Joe Berlinger and screenwriter Michael Werwie can’t quite seem to commit — they e...
Tags: Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Game Of Thrones, Original Content Podcast


Does Recycling Work?

"It's a complicated question," admits a New York sustainability advocate: If an item in a bin of recyclable materials is greasy, covered in food or, in the case of paper goods, soaking wet, the entire bin is typically rejected and sent to the landfill or incinerated... While we want to do the right thing, most of us don't know all the rules. Can you recycle that greasy pizza box? (No.) Plastic bottle caps? (It depends on the municipality.) Cereal boxes? (It depends.) The list of questions goes o...
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Does Recyling Work?

"It's a complicated question," admits a New York sustainability advocate: If an item in a bin of recyclable materials is greasy, covered in food or, in the case of paper goods, soaking wet, the entire bin is typically rejected and sent to the landfill or incinerated... While we want to do the right thing, most of us don't know all the rules. Can you recycle that greasy pizza box? (No.) Plastic bottle caps? (It depends on the municipality.) Cereal boxes? (It depends.) The list of questions goes o...
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