AMC Theaters Changes Course and Will Require Customers To Wear Face Masks

In an abrupt about-face, the movie theater chain AMC said Friday it would require guests to wear face masks when its theaters reopen, after CEO Adam Aron earlier said it would not. The Verge reports: "This announcement prompted an intense and immediate outcry from our customers, and it is clear from this response that we did not go far enough on the usage of masks," Aron said in a statement. "Accordingly, and with the full support of our scientific advisors, we are reversing course and are chang...
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If you and your business aren’t keeping up with the times, your customers know it. Google found digitally advanced small businesses made twice the revenue per employee as their counterparts and saw four times the revenue growth. Of course, it’s usually not that most small businesses don’t want to reach out digitally. Most just don’t have the resources, the training or the time to make a full-court digital press while trying to keep their operations going. However, that’s no excuse for n...
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The ethical nonsense (and plutocratic convenience) of AI rights

Neither these robots nor these corporations are people.Other robots, in the future, I very much hope so. I can almost quote by heart that speech from Captain Picard, and don’t get me started on how the Federation treats holographic AIs. But no current or near-term software, whether or not it’s labelled as an “AI,” is any closer to a claim on human-equivalent personhood than (perhaps, and fascinatingly) an insect. My argument for this isn’t a philosophical a priori, but rather encouragement to r...
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Coronavirus: la realidad virtual y la aumentada están cambiando nuestra forma de trabajar, estudiar y viajar

Con la llegada de la pandemia varias industrias están considerando utilizar la realidad virtual (VR, por sus siglas en inglés) y la realidad aumentada (AR). Por ejemplo, Tetra Pak, compañía que brinda soluciones de envasado y procesado de alimentos, está utilizando HoloLens, los anteojos de realidad aumentada de Microsoft. "Veníamos trabajando antes del coronavirus en diferentes soluciones de asistencia remota. Con los HoloLens el ingeniero se puede conectar con el experto preciso en cualquier l...
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Agenda Vida Digital

GRATISTECNOTEK. Organizará un workshop no arancelado, a distancia, de "Retoque de Rostro y Estética con Photoshop". Informes: [email protected] - AUSTRALIA. La Comisión Australiana de Comercio e Inversión (Austrade) y la plataforma de aprendizaje social FutureLearn anuncian el desarrollo de cursos de negocios y tecnologías digitales, entre otros. La inscripción a estas capacitaciones virtuales y gratuitas permanecerá abierta hasta el martes 30 inclusive. Informes: www.futureLearn.c...
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Acura Invents Airbag That Works Like a Catcher's Mitt

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Cars, trucks, and SUVs are safer today than they've ever been, but with 22,891 recorded U.S. passenger vehicle fatalities in 2018, it's obvious we still have some way to go. That's where today's invention comes in -- it's a new kind of airbag developed by Acura, designed to reduce brain injuries in front seat passengers. Instead of the single-chamber passenger airbag you probably have in the dash of your car, this one uses three individual c...
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Academics Studied DDoS Takedowns and Said They're Ineffective, Recommend Patching Vulnerable Servers

A team of Dutch and German academics has studied the aftermath of a major crackdown against DDoS providers and concluded that law enforcement takedowns are largely ineffective, recommending that authorities rather focus on patching the vulnerable systems that are abused for the DDoS attacks in the first place. From a report: The study, published last year on paper-hosting service arXiv, analyzed how the DDoS-for-hire market was impacted after US and European law enforcement shut down 15 major DD...
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IRS Used Cellphone Location Data To Try To Find Suspects

The Internal Revenue Service attempted to identify and track potential criminal suspects by purchasing access to a commercial database that records the locations of millions of American cellphones. The Wall Street Journal reports: The IRS Criminal Investigation unit, or IRS CI, had a subscription to access the data in 2017 and 2018, and the way it used the data was revealed last week in a briefing by IRS CI officials to Sen. Ron Wyden's (D., Ore.) office. The briefing was described to The Wall S...
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Ian Holm, Bilbo Baggins In 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Alien' Star, Dies At 88

cold fjord writes: Sir Ian Holm, a classically trained actor celebrated for his interpretations of Shakespeare, and with an astonishing range of work in important science fiction and fantasy films, has died at age 88. Holm's depiction of King Lear was celebrated, and he brought Puck to life in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." But most people on Slashdot will remember him for a few other roles, such as Bilbo Baggins, in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, and two of the "Hobbit" movies. Holm also appear...
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Apple Rejects Facebook's Gaming App, For At Least the Fifth Time

After a few weeks of consideration, Apple denied Facebook's new Gaming app. "Since February, Apple has rejected at least five versions of Facebook Gaming," reports The New York Times. "Each time, Apple cited its rules that prohibit apps with the 'main purpose' of distributing casual games." From the report: Facebook Gaming may also have been hurt by appearing to compete with Apple's own sales of games, two of the people said. Games are by far the most lucrative category of mobile apps worldwide....
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Samsung Blu-Ray Players Suddenly Stop Working Worldwide

New submitter wb9syn7 writes: The last two days have seen a variety of Samsung Blu-ray players worldwide suddenly cease working. The symptom is that they turn on when power is applied, whereupon they reboot themselves every few seconds endlessly. The power and eject buttons are ignored and all attempts at resetting them fail. After many owners contacted Samsung support and were told they needed to send their players in for hardware repair, Samsung appears to have admitted there is a common probl...
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Facebook and Twitter Remove Manipulated Video From Trump's Accounts After DMCA Complaint

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Facebook has removed a manipulated video posted on President Trump's account after receiving a copyright complaint from the rights owners. The manipulated video shows a black toddler running away from a white toddler, with a CNN chyron reading "terrified toddler runs from racist baby." The original video, which went viral last year, sees the total opposite, with the two toddlers running toward each other on the sidewalk so they can hug. Faceb...
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Elon Musk Sells $29 Million Bel Air Mansion to Tech Billionaire

If the electric cars and rockets thing doesn’t work out, maybe Elon Musk should consider a second (third? fourth?) career in real estate. Back in April, when he first listed several of his six Bel Air homes on Zillow as “for sale by owner,” few in the high-end property playground took him seriously. But, as […]
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Why one email app went to war with Apple—and why neither one is right (ars technica)

Enlarge / The login screen for Hey on an iPhone XS. (credit: Samuel Axon) Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson launched a firestorm of public criticism of Apple after Apple rejected an update to Basecamp's new email app. Hansson's tweet thread and the ensuing controversy surfaced days before Apple's annual developer conference, and amidst news that the European Commission has opened an antitrust probe of Apple and the App Store. The app in question is Hey, an email tool that eschews tradition...
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Volkswagen Seeks Open-Source Approach To Refine Car Operating System

Volkswagen wants to use an open-source approach to refine elements of a software-based car operating system being developed by the carmaker, Christian Senger, its board member responsible for digital services and software, said. From a report: With the advent of autonomous driving, carmakers have been forced to link up radar, camera and ultrasonic sensors and connect them to braking and steering components, something which requires thousands of lines of software code. "There is a race to create ...
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iOS 13 Installed on 92% of iPhones Released in Last Four Years

As Apple prepares to unveil its next-generation version of iOS, iOS 14, new iOS installation numbers indicate that iOS 13, the current update, is installed on 92 percent of all iPhones introduced in the last four years. Seven percent of iPhones released in the last four years run iOS 12, and two percent run an earlier version of iOS. When it comes to all iPhones, including those that were released more than four years ago, 81 percent of devices have ‌iOS 13‌ installed. 13 percent are running...
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'Into the Wild' Bus Removed From Alaska Backcountry For Public Safety

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NBC News: An abandoned bus in the Alaska backcountry, popularized by the book "Into the Wild" and movie of the same name, was removed Thursday, state officials said. The decision prioritizes public safety, Alaska Natural Resources Commissioner Corri Feige said. The bus has long attracted adventurers to an area without cellphone service and marked by unpredictable weather and at-times swollen rivers. Some have had to be rescued or have died. Christopher Mc...
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The best Samsung smartphones available in 2020

We've got some of Samsung's best phones right here, with a list of smartphones to suit all tastes and budgets.
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Ford Bronco debut date moved so it wouldn’t fall on O.J. Simpson’s birthday

Ford has changed the debut of its 2021 Bronco once again because its planned July 9 reveal falls on the birthday of O.J. Simpson, one of the iconic SUV’s most infamous passengers The automaker tweeted Friday that it has moved the unveiling to July 13. The reveal of the all-new Bronco lineup will now happen on Monday, July 13. This is instead of July 9. We are sensitive and respectful to some concerns raised previously about the date, which was purely coincidental. — Ford Motor Company (@For...
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Unsubscribe: The $0-Budget Movie That 'Topped the US Box Office'

An anonymous reader shares a report: In normal times, blockbuster movies usually dominate the box office charts. The big-budget productions, directed by the likes of James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott, regularly draw the biggest crowds at cinemas across the US and beyond. But on 10 June, one box office-topping movie was watched by just two people, in one cinema. Unsubscribe, a 29-minute horror movie shot entirely on video-conferencing app Zoom, generated $25,488 in ticket sales on ...
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Delivery drones could hitch rides on public buses

Delivery drones could someday hitch rides on public buses to dramatically extend their range in cities. Stanford’s Intelligent Systems Laboratory and Autonomous Systems Lab modeled such a system to see if it even makes sense. According to their research paper, it does. In theory, anyway. Evan Ackerman writes in IEEE Spectrum: The first thing to understand about this paper is that it’s not trying to solve any of the practical problems surrounding the real-world deployment of a delivery net...
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Google Chrome users may have been impacted by a massive spying campaign, report says

Google Chrome extensions downloaded more than 32 million times were used to spy on the popular browser's users in a massive global surveillance campaign, according to a new report.
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Report: Chrome users may have been impacted by giant spying campaign

Google Chrome extensions downloaded more than 32 million times were used to spy on the popular browser's users in a massive global surveillance campaign, according to a new report.
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Chrome users may have been impacted by a massive spying campaign, report says

Google Chrome extensions downloaded more than 32 million times were used to spy on the popular browser's users in a massive global surveillance campaign, according to a new report.
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Here's what we hope to see in macOS 10.16

We're just three days away from WWDC 2020, Apple's annual worldwide developers conference. And while the conference is fully virtual all five days this year, we expect a ton of news in the realm of software, hardware and services.
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Weekend reading: Divided by a common drawdown dilemma

What caught my eye this week. I have a soft spot for income investing. I haven’t actually (naughtily, actively) invested with a focus on income since the financial crisis, though. (Why not? That’s a whole other story.) I still expect to live off investment income when I’ve had enough of spinning the wheel on my net worth (and of work, of course). But it’s been more than a decade since replacing my salary with the readies from a growing collection of income-producing assets guided my portfolio...
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How quantum computers could make future humans immortal

As best we can guess, life started on planet Earth about 3.5 billion years ago. Unfortunately, so did death. And the reaper remains undefeated. About 99 percent of all species that ever lived are now extinct. There’s almost no scientific reason to believe humans won’t join them in a relatively insignificant amount of time. I say almost because, if we try really hard, we can conceive of a theoretical, science-based intervention for death. Let’s call it a “quantum respawn.” We’re not the first gen...
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Easily Mount Google Drive on Your Linux System

Google drive is a great FREE cloud storage service. It allows you to store your data in the cloud so you can access it anywhere in the world, from just about any device. Step by step guide to use Gnome Online Accounts to easily transfer files to your Google Drive.
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw to Auction George Floyd, Breonna Taylor Portraits for Still We Rise

Actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw has long been drawn to stories that combined both art and activism. From her breakthrough role as Dido Elizabeth Belle, a gentlewoman of color in the film “Belle,” to her recent work in films like “Misbehaviour” and “Fast Color” and the Apple TV program “The Morning Show,” Mbatha-Raw is often at the […]
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