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Boeing Fires Its Fuselage-Assembling Robots, Goes Back To Using Humans

schwit1 quotes the Seattle Times: After enduring a manufacturing mess that spanned six years and cost millions of dollars as it implemented a large-scale robotic system for automated assembly of the 777 fuselage, Boeing has abandoned the robots and will go back to relying more on its human machinists... The technology was implemented gradually from 2015 inside a new building on the Everett site. But right from the start, the robots proved painful to set up and error-prone, producing damaged f...
Tags: Tech, Boeing, Seattle Times


Lessons From the Cyberattack On India's Largest Nuclear Power Plant

Dan Drollette shares an article by two staffers at the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory from The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists. "Indian officials acknowledged on October 30th that a cyberattack occurred at the country's Kudankulam nuclear power plant," they write, adding that "According to last Monday's Washington Post, Kudankulam is India's biggest nuclear power plant, 'equipped with two Russian-designed and supplied VVER pressurized water reactors...
Tags: India, Tech, Usb, Ohio, Dan Drollette, Chatham House, Davis Besse, Kudankulam, Largest Nuclear Power Plant, Washington Post Kudankulam


Big Big Big Case: Oracle v. Google

by Dennis Crouch Odds are good that the biggest patent case of the year will be a copyright case. The Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in Google v. Oracle  — a case focusing on copyright protections for the JAVA programming interface.  The innovations at issue in the case sit near the fuzzy ‘borders’ of copyright and patent law and a number of members of the court will be looking to define those dividing lines. What is perhaps the key case on-point well known but quite old: Baker v. ...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Law, Java, Baker, Oracle, Patent, Patent Office, Federal Circuit, Selden, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, Alice Corp, Seldon, CLS Bank International, Connectix Corp, Dennis Crouch Odds


Apple Watch Series 4 GPS 44mm For $329 And 40mm For $299 Shipped From Amazon

Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS, 44mm) – Space Gray Aluminium Case with Black Sport Band: $329 Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS, 40mm) – Space Gray Aluminium Case with Black Sport Loop: $299 GPS Over 30% larger display Electrical and optical heart sensors ECG app.Digital Crown with haptic feedback. Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS) requires an iPhone 5s […]
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals


Capturing and Creating Photo Memories

This post was created in partnership with Best Buy.  All opinions are my own, as always.   You know how some people love books because they love to feel the page in their hand as they read? Well, that’s how I feel about photos.   There’s something about having a printed photo in my hand, something tangible that I can look at, hold, and reflect on that makes me feel happy.  In 1993, I achieved this with a good ol’ Polaroid Camera. Today, I’m doing creating photo memories with the Polaroid Origina...
Tags: Photos, Photography, Tech, Blogging, Photo printing, Polaroid, Tech Talk, Polaroid Camera Today, Polaroid Originals Lab Printer Sounds, Polaroid Originals Lab Printer, Polaroid Lab


Ask Slashdot: What Should You Do If Someone's Trying To Steal Your Identity?

Long-time Slashdot reader shanen "just got the darnedest phone call..." The caller knew my name and the name of a bank that I've done business with, and obviously my phone number, but beyond that I have no idea what was going on... There is no problem with my account. She was quite clear about that, but she had no clear reason for calling. As I got more and more suspicious, she asked me to wait and she eventually transferred the call to a man, who claimed to be a manager at the bank, but the en...
Tags: Tech, Slashdot


How ‘Watchmen’ Balances Pleasing Comic Book Fans and Newcomers Alike

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons ’ seminal graphic novel Watchmen is a dense and complex work. When the HBO adaptation was announced, the biggest question would be how closely it would follow the graphic novel, and whether you needed to read it beforehand. The truth is, you can argue both for and against reading the graphic novel, it just depends on what you want out of Watchmen . This is a show that rewards long-time fans, but which also offers a unique experience for newcomers. A Comed...
Tags: Google, Hbo, New York, Television, Movies, Alan Moore, Disney, Features, Mars, Rolling Stone, Damon Lindelof, Gibbons, Francis Ford Coppola, Moore, De Niro, Minutemen


Quantum Computer Made From Photons Achieves New Record

Slashdot reader hackingbear shared this article from Scientific American: In the race to create a quantum computer that can outperform a classical one, a method using particles of light (photons) has taken a promising step forward. Jian-Wei Pan and Chao-Yang Lu, both at the University of Science and Technology of China, and their colleagues improved a quantum computing technique called boson sampling to achieve a record 14 detected photons in its final results. Previous experiments were capped ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Ibm, Louisiana State University, Lu, University of Science and Technology of China, Jian Wei Pan, Jonathan Dowling, Chao Yang Lu


New Micro 3D Printing Technology Wins Prestigious NZ Engineering Award

Long-time Slashdot reader ClarkMills quotes New Zealand's Innovation Agency: New 3D printing technology creating highly detailed objects, smaller than a strand of human hair, has won the 2019 ENVI Engineering Innovation Award (Engineering New Zealand Awards). Micromaker3D, powered by breakthrough Laminated Resin Printing (LRP), makes it easy and more accessible to create detailed submillimetre structures for applications such as sensors, wearables, point-of-care diagnostics, micro-robotics or a...
Tags: Tech, New Zealand, Slashdot, LRP, Callaghan Innovation, Laminated Resin Printing LRP, Neil Glasson


‘Magic: The Gathering’ game maker exposed 452,000 players’ account data

The maker of Magic: The Gathering has confirmed that a security lapse exposed the data on hundreds of thousands of game players. The game’s developer, the Washington-based Wizards of the Coast, left a database backup file in a public Amazon Web Services storage bucket. The database file contained user account information for the game’s online arena. But there was no password on the storage bucket, allowing anyone to access the files inside. The bucket is not believed to have been exposed for lon...
Tags: Security, Gaming, Europe, Washington, Government, Tech, Spokesperson, Cryptography, United Kingdom, Password, Prevention, Player, Amazon Web Services, Bucket, Database, Computer Security


Thousands of Hacked Disney+ Accounts Are Already For Sale On Hacking Forums

An anonymous reader quotes ZDNet: Hackers didn't waste any time and have started hijacking Disney+ user accounts hours after the service launched. Many of these accounts are now being offered for free on hacking forums, or available for sale for prices varying from $3 to $11, a ZDNet investigation has discovered... Many users reported that hackers were accessing their accounts, logging them out of all devices, and then changing the account's email and password, effectively taking over the accou...
Tags: Disney, Tech, Zdnet


New WhatsApp Bug Could Have Let Hackers Secretly Install Spyware On Your Devices

The recent controversies surrounding the WhatsApp hacking haven't yet settled, and the world's most popular messaging platform could be in the choppy waters once again. The Hacker News has learned that last month WhatsApp quietly patched yet another critical vulnerability in its app that could have allowed attackers to remotely compromise targeted devices and potentially steal secured chat [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Hacking News, Vulnerability, Whatsapp, Spyware, Remote Code Execution, Zero-day Exploit, Apple Ios Hacking, Android Hacking Software, Hack Whatsapp Account


Technology will never replace human judgment. Look at football... | Kenan Malik

Technical advances are a boon, but VAR proves they rely on the people using themEven if you can’t tell your offside from your elbow (in the face), you’ve probably heard of VAR. The video assistant referee has been introduced into top-level football to cut out errors by referees. At every Premier League game, a VAR referee watches TV feeds of the game to check potentially contentious decisions.Moaning at referees has long been the staple of football fans. “That was never a penalty!” “Ref, do you ...
Tags: Technology, Football, UK News, Premier League, Computing, Kenan Malik, Var, Artificial intelligence (AI


Porn, public transport and other dubious justifications for using facial recognition software

Governments in Australia have come up with some creative reasons to sell the public on the use of facial recognition technologyIt started with passports. Then it was your phone. Now governments in Australia want you to use facial verification to access government services, take public transport and even for your private viewing.Last month the joint standing committee on intelligence and security told the government it needed to rethink its plans for a national facial verification database built ...
Tags: Technology, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Facial Recognition


China Covers Up Killing Of Prisoners To Continue Harvesting Organs For Transplant: New Report

"Despite repeated denials, China stands accused of a systematic cover-up to hide the continuing practice of forced organ harvesting and murder," reports Forbes' cybersecurity writer Zak Doffman: The practice, described as "state-run mass murder" and valued at $1 billion each year, has supposedly been outlawed in the country. But a new report, published on November 14 in the BMC Medical Ethics journal, refutes this, accusing China of a "systematic falsification and manipulation of official organ...
Tags: London, China, Tech, Tribunal, Forbes, Falun Gong, China Tribunal, Zak Doffman, BMC Medical


Consumer Reports Restores 'Recommended' Ratings to Both Tesla's Model 3 and Model S

"Consumer Reports has restored its coveted 'recommended' rating to the Tesla Model S and Model 3, because Tesla has made its cars more reliable," reports CNN: "The Tesla Model 3 struggled last year as the company made frequent design changes and ramped up production to meet demand," said Jake Fisher, senior director of auto testing at CR. "But as the production stabilized, we have seen improvements to the reliability of the Model 3 and S that now allow us to recommend both models." Although Co...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Cnn, Jake Fisher


Pro-anorexia forums are dangerous — but they can teach us a lot about community and understanding

In recent years, a cultural movement has emerged online that takes a positive attitude toward eating disorders. So-called pro-anorexia (or, more commonly, ‘pro-ana’) organizations differ widely. Whereas the majority claim to provide a non-judgmental environment for those diagnosed with anorexia, others go further, denying that eating disorders are mental illnesses and casting them instead as ‘lifestyle choices’ that should be respected by doctors and families. As a researcher and psychoanalyst w...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Syndication


5 reasons your MacBook keeps restarting and how to fix the issue

It can be frustrating when your Apple MacBook keeps restarting, but this serious problem can be fixed! We'll go over the common causes for this issue, what you can do to fix them, and why it's okay to take your Mac to a pro!
Tags: Apple, Trends, Troubleshooting, Computing, Kernel panic, macOS, reStart


40 Big Tech Predictions for 2019

Digital transformation has arrived. Not a single industry is safe from the unstoppable wave of digitization that is sweeping through finance, retail, transportation, and more. And in 2019, there will be even more transformative developments that will  our businesses, careers, and lives. Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, has put together a list of 40 Big Tech Predictions for 2019 across Apps and Platforms, Digital Media, Payments, The Internet of Thing...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Instagram, US, Trends, Robinhood, Alexa, Chase Visa, U S Smart


Something Strange Seems To Be Causing Distant Galaxies To Synchronize

pgmrdlm quotes Futurism: Massive StructuresGalaxies millions of light years away seem to be connected by an unseen network of massive intergalactic structures, which force them to synchronize in ways that can't be explained by existing astrophysics, Vice reports. The discoveries could force us to rethink our fundamental understanding of the universe. "The observed coherence must have some relationship with large-scale structures, because it is impossible that the galaxies separated by six meg...
Tags: Tech, Lee, Astrophysical Journal, Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute, Hyeop Lee


THE FUTURE OF APPLE: The road ahead for the tech giant is services, not iPhones (AAPL)

Apple is at a tipping point. The tech giant’s fiscal Q1 2019 represented the first time in more than a decade the company saw declines in both revenue and profit during a holiday season. Apple’s peripheral segments — 'Services' and 'Wearables, Home, and Accessories' — were two bright spots for the company. And Apple’s latest event marked a shift in the company’s approach, with a focus on news, games, videos, and other content. Business Insider Intelligence has outlined the road ahead for the te...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Business Insider Intelligence


Debian Project Drafts General Resolution on Init-System Diversity

Debian "is heading toward a new general resolution to decide at what level init systems other than systemd should be supported," reports LWN.net. "I'm absolutely convinced we've reached a point where in order to respect the people trying to get work done, we need to figure out where we are as a project," writes Debian project leader Sam Hartman. "We can either decide that this is work we want to facilitate, or work that we as a project decide is not important." LWN.net reports: The immediate ...
Tags: Tech, Hartman, LWN, Sam Hartman, Debian Elogind, Russ Allbery, Josh Triplett, Marco d Itri


Elon Musk and YouTuber Casey Neistat bonded over a Tesla engineer's massive 'selfie stick' extender pole

  Casey Neistat caught Elon Musk's attention with a photo of a Tesla Energy staffer assessing his house. Rather than use a ladder, the employee used a long telescopic pole to see on the roof, which Neistat loved. His appreciative tweet caught Musk's eye. Visit Business Insider's home page for more stories. Elon Musk and YouTube personality Casey Neistat shared a moment online as both appreciated a very long telescopic pole employed by a Tesla engineer to assess Neistat's house for solar panel...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Casey Neistat, Musk, Neistat, Tesla Energy, Musk s Boring Company, Joe Rogan Another


This Week in Apps: Apple’s vaping app ban, Disney+ gets installed, apps gear up for Black Friday

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support, and the money that flows through it all. What are developers talking about? What do app publishers and marketers need to know? How are politics impacting the App Store and app businesses? And which apps are everyone using? As mid-November rolls around, we’re looking at a few big stories, including Apple’s decision to ban an entire category of apps due to health concerns, the ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Mobile, Gaming, Apps, Hbo, Cdc, Disney, Tech, E-commerce, Developers, Canada, Netherlands, Espn, App Store


Bitcoin would need to soar 1,670% to make an ETF possible, strategist Tom Lee says

Bitcoin would need to surge past $150,000 per coin to make an exchange-traded fund for the coin feasible, Fundstrat Global Advisors co-founder Tom Lee said, according to Bloomberg. The estimate requires a 1,670% gain for the popular cryptocurrency. It traded at roughly $8,488 as of 3 p.m. ET Friday. Large fund launches can bring in $13 billion in first-year interest, and the buzz around cryptocurrencies remains healthy, Lee said.  Lee praised the Securities and Exchange Commission for the cryp...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Singapore, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, Bitcoin, Gm, SEC, Ben Horowitz, Securities And Exchange Commission, Fiat Chrysler, Baml, Lee, Tom Lee


R2-D2 Popcorn Maker

Star Wars inspired popcorn maker designed to look like iconic R2-D2 droid. Simply add corn kernels and watch as R2-D2 makes popcorn for Star Wars movie night or next episode of The Mandalorian on Disney+. [more info] Also check out: R2-D2 Instant Pot Wrap
Tags: Design, Tech


How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms and Changes Your Results

Long-time Slashdot reader walterbyrd shared this report on "arguably the most powerful lines of computer code in the global economy," the Google algorithms that handle 3.8 million queries every single minute. But though Google claims its algorithms are objective and autonomous, the Wall Street Journal reports Google "has increasingly re-engineered and interfered with search results to a far greater degree than the company and its executives have acknowledged": More than 100 interviews and the...
Tags: Google, Tech, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Slashdot, Facebook Inc, Amazon com Inc, EBay Inc


Google Quietly Rolls Out Combined Audience Targeting for Search Campaigns via @shepzirnheld

Learn how to use combined audience targeting in Google Ads to get your ads in front of your ideal market.The post Google Quietly Rolls Out Combined Audience Targeting for Search Campaigns via @shepzirnheld appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Paid Search


Majority of Americans know they're under constant surveillance, don't trust the companies doing it, and feel helpless to stop it

A Pew Study found that 60% of Americans believe that they are being continuously tracked by companies and the government, 69% mistrust the companies doing the tracking, 80% believe that advertisers and social media sites are collecting worrisome data, 79% think the companies lie about breaches, and 80% believe that nothing they do will make a difference. Among Black people, the stats are (justifiably) grimmer: 73% of Black users worry about law-enforcement abuse of their data (it's only 56...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, News, Privacy, California, Surveillance, Federal Trade Commission, Peak Indifference, Turning Points, Erica Turner Pew


Microsoft hires former AG Eric Holder to audit facial recognition tech used on West Bank

Microsoft is hiring former Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder to provide legal window dressing for their AnyVision technology, which the company says complies with the ethical principles stipulated during the facial recognition company's Series A. Olivia Solon at NBC News reports that AnyVision's technology has powered a secret military surveillance project that has been monitoring Palestinians in the West Bank. Eric Holder will lend his name and credibility to this obvious abu...
Tags: Post, Technology, News, Nbc, Microsoft, Obama, Eric Holder, Israel, Nbc News, Tech, US news, West Bank, Facial Recognition, Gaza Strip, Cyrus Farivar, Solon



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