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Short story: The barista who could disarm nuclear bombs

She didn’t know she could, not having seen one during the week the skillware was in her glasses’s software library. But the company that supplied Starbucks with barista-guiding software had military contracts for slightly different sorts of skill, and was not above their occasional misplacement.For the week that took them to find and fix the problem, her glasses would have recognized an armed nuclear bomb and overlaid instructions for its safe disposal, which she would have followed with the sam...
Tags: Future, Starbucks


Tell Me Why game review: a poetic exploration of memory against a stunning Alaskan landscape

Dontnod’s latest game is a thoughtful, atmospheric narrative adventure – and with its trans lead character, a defining moment for the industryAs the first major studio game release to feature a trans lead character, Tell Me Why represents a pretty major milestone. The first two chapters of the narrative adventure game from Dontnod, the French developer behind the Life is Strange franchise, were released recently for Windows and Xbox One; the third and final chapter dropped last week.You play as ...
Tags: Games, Technology, Microsoft, Xbox One, Society, World news, Australia news, Transgender, Culture, Alaska, Alyson, Dontnod, Erica Lindbeck, Tyler Ronan, August Aiden Black


UK tech giant Arm Holdings to be sold to US company Nvidia in $40bn deal

Cambridge-based business dominates global smartphone market but deal needs to be approved by UK regulatorsOne of Britain’s most successful tech companies, Arm Holdings, is being sold by its Japanese owners for $40bn in a deal that could reshape the semiconductor landscape.Nvidia, a US company, will pay SoftBank $21.5bn in shares and $12bn in cash for the chip designer although the deal is still subject to regulatory approval in the UK. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Japan, UK, Technology, Softbank, US, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, Cambridge, Nvidia, ARM Holdings, ARM


‪CBP seized a shipment of OnePlus Buds thinking they were “counterfeit” Apple AirPods‬

U.S. Customs and Border Protection proudly announced in a press release on Friday a seizure of 2,000 boxes of “counterfeit” Apple AirPods, said to be worth about $400,000, from a shipment at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. But the photos in the press release appear to show boxes of OnePlus Buds, the wireless earphones made by smartphone maker OnePlus, and not Apple AirPods as CBP had claimed. Here’s CBP’s photo of the allegedly counterfeit goods: (Image: Customs and Border Protection) ...
Tags: Security, New York, Tech, Headphones, CBP, Customs, Counterfeit, Oneplus, John F Kennedy Airport, U S Customs, Border Protection, AirPods, Troy Miller, Apple AirPods, CBP s New York Field Operations


Best Prime Day smartwatch deals 2020: What to expect

Are you in the market for a new smartwatch? Amazon Prime Day lets you snag a smartwatch for a smart price.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Android, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, Smartwatch Deals, Prime Day 2020


EPUB problem - iBooks questions

Hi New to ePub Creation. Newbie Sigil user. I am new to this forum and could not find a general epub creation QnA section, for sigil epub creation. Hope this is correct place. 1) Contents showing on device TOC In iBooks device TOC, the "Contents" page is not listed in device TOC. What is controlling this? In ADE device TOC, the "Contents" page is listed in the device TOC correctly. 2) iBooks for some epubs has option tap to show number of pages ebook, tap to show number of pages Apple iBook...
Tags: Apple, Books, Sigil


Best Prime Day Chromebook deals 2020: What to expect

Here's what you need to know about this year's Prime Day Chromebook deals, along with some early bargains.
Tags: Deals, Android, Trends, Chromebook, Computing, Prime Day 2020, Commerce 2020, Chromebook deals


This smart sustainable kitchen cutting board has 10 features including a 99.99% germ-killing UVC light!

Chop it like its hot! I’ve always wanted to say that but this chopping board truly is one of the best designs I’ve seen and it is 100% going on the top of my kitchen essentials list. Chopbox is a smart chopping board that has so many unique features but the most relevant one in these ‘unprecedented times’ is the fact that it can actually kill germs on your cooking tools and space! Get rid of counter clutter and those extra kitchen accessories with this much-needed upgrade. You can easily sani...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Home, Design, Technology, Kickstarter, Appliances, Gordon Ramsay, Bamboo, Kitchen Tools, Product Design, UVC, Cutting-Board, Smart Appliance, Kitchen Appliance, Sanitize


The best Apple iPad (2018) cases and covers

Apple's iPad isn't invincible, but our roundup of the best iPad cases will help you outfit your device with some added protection to shield it from damage.
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Mobile, Trends, Cases, Covers, Buying Guides, Accessory of the Week


Best Prime Day iPad deals 2020: iPad 10.2 and iPad Pro

We've put together a roundup of the best Prime Day iPad deals along with some of our predictions for the sale.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Ipad, Mobile, Trends, Ipad Mini, Tablets, Ipad Pro, iPad Air, Tablet Deals, Apple deals, iPad deals, Prime Day 2020, Commerce 2020, iPad 10.2


TikTok: ByteDance 'to partner with Oracle' in US after rejecting Microsoft bid

Oracle reported to be ‘technology partner’ after Donald Trump set a 15 September deadline for US businesses to stop dealing with Bytedance Bytedance will not sell TikTok’s US operations to Microsoft, the US tech-giant said in a statement, with reports it has instead picked a consortium led by Oracle as a “technology partner”.ByteDance has been in talks to sell TikTok’s US business since Donald Trump threatened last month to ban the service if it was not sold. The president’s executive order in A...
Tags: Technology, Microsoft, US, US news, Donald Trump, Oracle, Bytedance, Tiktok, ByteDance ByteDance


Oracle boots out Microsoft and wins bid for TikTok, reports say

Enterprise provider Oracle is said to have won the bidding war for the U.S. operations of TikTok, a chase in which Microsoft was booted out earlier today. TikTok and Oracle did not immediately respond to TechCrunch for comment. The Wall Street Journal writes that Oracle will be announced as TikTok’s “trusted tech partner” in the United States. Additionally, the Journal cites that a person familiar with the matter says the deal is “likely not to be structured as an outright sale.” Oracle’s ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Microsoft, India, Tech, Walmart, United States, Wall Street Journal, Oracle, Journal, Trump, Ron Miller, Twitter Google, Constellation Research, Holger Mueller, Bytedance


Nvidia confirms $40B purchase of Arm, bringing together two chip giants

After weeks of on-and-off speculation, Nvidia this evening confirmed that it intends to buy chip design giant Arm Holdings for a total of up to $40 billion from existing owner SoftBank, which bought the company for $32 billion in 2016. The boards of all three parties have approved the outline of the deal. SoftBank could make, gasp, a profit on its expected sale of Arm for $40B The deal has a couple of intricacies. SoftBank will immediately receive $2 billion in cash for signing the deal...
Tags: China, Softbank, Tech, Eu, United Kingdom, Cambridge, M&a, Nvidia, ARM Holdings, Downing Street, ARM, Brexit, European Union Nvidia


Samsung is having another Unpacked event on September 23 — we have no idea why

Samsung has announced that it's having a third Unpacked event, scheduled for September 23. At this point, we have no idea what the event is for.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Samsung Galaxy Unpacked


Samsung is holding yet another Unpacked Event on September 23

One thing I’ll say for in-person events: they compelled companies to cram in a lot of news. After all, if you’re going to ask an auditorium full of people to travel from around the country — or world — you want to give them a lot of bang for their buck. Samsung did manage that with its Galaxy Note event in early August. We got a new phone, new earbuds, new watch, new tablet and a preview of an upcoming foldable. A couple of weeks ago, the company devoted an entire second event to the new Fold. A...
Tags: Mobile, Hardware, Samsung, Tech, Samsung Galaxy Note, Ultra, Samsung Unpacked, Galaxy Fold, Galaxy S20


Did You Know Today Is 'The Day of the Programmer'?

Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland shares Wikipedia's entry reminding us that this year's "Day of the Programmer" falls on September 13: The Day of the Programmer is an international professional day that is celebrated on the 256th (hexadecimal 100th, or the 2**8th) day of each year (September 13 during common years and on September 12 in leap years). It is officially recognized in Russia. The number 256 (2**8) was chosen because it is the number of distinct values that can be represented w...
Tags: China, Wikipedia, Russia, Tech, Jonathan Coulton


Want To Increase Your Ecommerce Conversion Rates? Use Video

You’ve done everything right for your ecommerce store. Your blog is getting traffic, your social media has lots of followers and you know your product is good and helpful to your customers. Yet, conversions are stagnant. No matter what tweaks you’ve tried, the number just doesn’t budge. That doesn’t mean things are hopeless. There’s one more thing to try that should be among your digital marketing tools and that is video. Video is very engaging and people trust what they can see far more than w...
Tags: Google, Startups, Video, Youtube, Marketing, Video Marketing, Others


The Case for Life on Venus

CNET describes Venus as "a toxic, overheated, crushing hellscape where nothing can survive." But they reported Friday that one astronomy team's hypothesis published last month "could prompt a reevaluation of how and where we look for life in the universe." Carl Sagan speculated about life in the clouds of Venus back in 1967, and just a few years ago, researchers suggested that strange, anomalous patterns seen when looking at the planet in ultraviolet could be explained by something like an alg...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Mit, Venus, Carl Sagan, Cnet, Veritas, Sara Seager, Seager, TESS Seager


TikTok's advertising pitch reveals new data about the app

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for September 14. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: TikTok's ad pitch reveals new data, Pornhub's mysterious marketing executives, and how much influencers charge for sponsored Instagram Reels. TikTok Photo by Jens Kalaene/picture alliance via Getty Images Inside TikTo...
Tags: Apple, Instagram, US, Trends, Walmart, Middle East, Pornhub, North Africa, Trump, Louis Vuitton, McDonald, Laurent, Steve Easterbrook, Business Insider Facebook, Lauren Johnson, Lauren Read


Nvidia Reportedly Acquiring ARM For $40 Billion

"SoftBank is set to sell the U.K.'s Arm Holdings to U.S. chip company Nvidia for more than $40 billion," writes Ars Technica, adding that the deal's imminent announcement was reported earlier by the Wall Street Journal. The move comes just four years after Softbank bought ARM, promising it would become their company's linchpin: Multiple people with direct knowledge of the matter said a cash-and-stock takeover of Arm by Nvidia may be announced as soon as Monday, and that SoftBank will become the...
Tags: UK, China, Softbank, US, Tech, European Union, Intel, Ars Technica, Britain, Nvidia, ARM Holdings, Wu, Allen Wu, U S chip company


Zen Work Pod

Private workspace for your backyard designed to completely redefine the concept of a boring home office. Self-contained backyard home office with floor to ceiling glass windows that provide plenty of natural light. Constructed out of sustainable wood, strong aluminum and tempered glass. Dedicated space with minimal design aesthetic will inspire you to create. Comes furnished […]
Tags: Design, Tech


Smaller Internet Providers In Canada Just Got A Big Win In Court

Pig Hogger (Slashdot reader #10,379) writes: In August 2019, Canadian telecom regulator CRTC ruled that ISPs must lower their wholesale rates (for other independant ISPs) retroactively to March 2016. Big telecoms (Bell, Rogers, Cogeco, Videotron, Shaw & Eastlink) appealed, which suspended the rate decrease immediately. Now, a year later, the Canadian Federal Court of Appeals ruled that the CRTC decision stands, and that they must also pay the legal fees paid by the independent ISPs. For now, t...
Tags: Tech, Canada, CRTC, Matt Stein, TekSavvy, Cnoc, Canadian Federal Court of Appeals, Pig Hogger Slashdot, Bell Rogers Cogeco Videotron Shaw Eastlink, Supreme Court of Canada The Huffington Post, Canadian Network Operators Consortium CNOC, Andy Kaplan Myrth


Learn how to build a sales team at Disrupt 2020

The classic model of enterprise sales (the relationship building, the big client dinners, the baseball games, etc) was upended in the 2010s. New approaches like inside sales offered better leverage for salespeople, better metrics to track performance, and a more assured funnel that helped SaaS companies drive efficient revenue growth. That foundation shows up directly in the markets: software companies have mostly survived the past few months and, in fact, have even thrived, driving higher valua...
Tags: TC, Tech, Eloqua, Jill Rowley, Brian Ascher, Pete Kazanjy, Socrates AI, Disrupt 2020, Venrock Ascher, Silicon Valley Many, Atrium HQ


59% of Americans Order from Local Restaurants Exclusively During Pandemic

Many Americans remain hesitant about dining in during COVID-19 and are turning to takeout, even as lockdown restrictions ease and restaurants welcome customers back, said a recent report. The good news for small businesses is that most are ordering from local restaurants instead of large chains. Bid-on Equipment, an online marketplace for industrial equipment, surveyed 2,000 Americans about their experiences with takeout restaurant orders during COVID-19. Bid On Equipment Local Restaurant Surv...
Tags: Google, Sales, Small Business News, Equipment Local Restaurant


How to Play Chrome's Hidden 'Dinosaur Game' and Firefox's 'Unicorn Pong'

How-To Geek has discovered three of the world's most popular web browsers contain Easter Eggs: It seems like every browser has a hidden game these days. Chrome has a dinosaur game, Edge has surfing, and Firefox has . . . unicorn pong? Yep, you read that right — here's how to play it. First, open Firefox. Click the hamburger menu (the three horizontal lines) at the upper right, and then click "Customize." On the "Customize Firefox" tab, you'll see a list of interface elements to configure the t...
Tags: Firefox, Tech, Unicorn Pong


SoftBank Nears Deal to Sell Arm to Nvidia [Updated]

SoftBank is nearing a deal to sell its Arm Holdings to Nvidia, the world's largest graphics chipmaker, reports The Wall Street Journal. According to those familiar with the matter, a cash-and-stock deal between the two companies could occur early next week and would be valued at over $40 billion, which could potentially be the largest deal ever in the semiconductor industry. SoftBank initially acquired Arm for $32 billion four years ago. The two companies have reportedly been in talks for we...
Tags: Apple, Softbank, Nvidia, ARM Holdings, ARM, Nvidia SoftBank


Disrupt 2020 starts tomorrow… check out the pre-show

We simply can’t wait. Disrupt 2020 officially kicks off tomorrow morning at 9am PT, but there are so many exciting features in this show — from the speaker lineup to the Startup Battlefield competition to the wide variety of features included in this new virtual format — that we simply can’t wait to go live. If you’re so excited about Disrupt that you’re gonna pee yourself (completely understandable, btw) then hang out with us today at 12pm PT to check out everything you can expect from the 1...
Tags: TC, Tech


Disrupt 2020 starts tomorrow… join us for the LIVE pre-show right now!

We simply can’t wait. Disrupt 2020 officially kicks off tomorrow morning at 9am PT, but there are so many exciting features in this show — from the speaker lineup to the Startup Battlefield competition to the wide variety of features included in this new virtual format — that we simply can’t wait to go live. If you’re so excited about Disrupt that you’re gonna pee yourself (completely understandable, btw) then hang out with us today at 12pm PT to check out everything you can expect from the 10th...
Tags: TC, Tech


SoftBank Nears Deal to Sell Arm to Nvidia

SoftBank is nearing a deal to sell its Arm Holdings to Nvidia, the world's largest graphics chipmaker, reports The Wall Street Journal. According to those familiar with the matter, a cash-and-stock deal between the two companies could occur early next week and would be valued at over $40 billion, which could potentially be the largest deal ever in the semiconductor industry. SoftBank initially acquired Arm for $32 billion four years ago. The two companies have reportedly been in talks for we...
Tags: Apple, Softbank, Nvidia, ARM Holdings, ARM, Nvidia SoftBank


Is There a Way to Darken Satellites for Astronomers?

Astronomers are searching for solutions to the man-made "constellations" of satellites from SpaceX's Starlink and Amazon's Project Kuiper that they say are interfering with their work. Scientific American reports: Finally, in August — after more than a year of complaints from the scientific community and damage-control efforts from SpaceX — the National Science Foundation and the American Astronomical Society released a report on the situation. It drew from discussions among more than 250 exper...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Tech, National Science Foundation, University of Washington, American Astronomical Society, StarLink, DarkSat



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