Watch this spectacular light show using a record number of drones

A spectacular drone show recently brought even more light to Shanghai's already colorful skyline, creating a new world record in the process.
Tags: News, Trends, Drone, Drones, Shanghai, World Record, Light Show

Tesla Faces Even More Union Trouble In the EU

Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: Friday Tesla decided to appeal a U.S. National Labor Relations Board ruling that it violated America's labor laws, reports Reuters. And they're even appealing its order that Elon Musk delete a 2018 tweet which the Board said "coercively threatened" workers considering unionization with the loss of stock options. But Tesla is also facing growing unionization efforts in other countries. Tesla is building a giant plant in Germany, but "it hasn't yet m...
Tags: Elon Musk, Germany, America, Tech, Tesla, Eu, American University, Reuters, Board, Slashdot, Wheaton, Silvia, IG Metall, U S National Labor Relations Board, Arthur Wheaton, Stephen Silvia

Choose a Brand Name Like You’re Hiring a CMO

A name has work to do. Create a job description for it. It’s natural to put together a list of asks for your name that includes things like credibility, trust, reliability, honesty, transparency, quality, yada yada yada.But a name is a specialist, and these types of foundational brand positioning qualities are common to every business in existence. They need to be established by the other touch points of your brand. “Not my job”, should be the response of any name candidate asked to perform t...
Tags: Apple, Uncategorized, Godzilla, Branding, Don, Hotwire, Trillium, Megagon, Igor Bad, Truist Slack

Media Agencies Are Embracing Data Ethics to Help Clients Do What’s Right, Not Just What’s Legal

Not long ago, people browsed the web or shopped online without even considering the bread crumb trails of personal information they left for marketers. But data privacy has become a concern for most consumers. As heightened awareness drives such changes in perception, with increasing support from legislators and platforms like Google, media agencies are rethinking...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Magazine, Media Agencies

Apple Caves to Russia and Begins Showing Russian Government-Approved Apps During iPhone Setup

After reportedly calling the requirements of a new Russian law a security threat and threatening to pull out of the country, Apple caved and decided to let Russia have its way, saying it would allow users to install government-approved Russian apps during iPhone setup. In recent days, we’ve gotten a first glimpse of…Read more...
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Ask Slashdot: Is a Software RAID Better Than a Hardware RAID?

RockDoctor (Slashdot reader #15,477) wants to build a personal network-attached storage solution, maybe using a multiple-disk array (e.g., a RAID). But unfortunately, "My hardware pool is very shallow." I eBay'd a desktop chassis, whose motherboard claims (I discovered, on arrival) RAID capabilities. There, I have a significant choice — to use the on-board RAID, or do it entirely in software (e.g. OpenMediaVault)? I'm domestic — a handful of terabytes — but I expect the answer to change as one...
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A South Korean Chatbot Showed How Sloppy Tech Companies Can Be With User Data

A "Science of Love" app analyzed text conversations uploaded by its users to assess the degree of romantic feelings (based on the phrases and emojis used and the average response time). Then after more than four years, its parent company ScatterLab introduced a conversational A.I. chatbot called Lee-Luda — which it said had been trained on 10 billion such conversational logs. But because it used billions of conversations from real people, its problems soon went beyond sexually explicit comment...
Tags: South Korea, Tech, Github, GitHub GitHub, Lee Luda, ScatterLab

Mixed Reactions to New Nirvana Song Generated by Google's AI

On the 27th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, Engadget reports: Were he still alive today, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain would be 52 years old. Every February 20th, on the day of his birthday, fans wonder what songs he would write if he hadn't died of suicide nearly 30 years ago. While we'll never know the answer to that question, an AI is attempting to fill the gap. A mental health organization called Over the Bridge used Google's Magenta AI and a generic neural network to examine more than...
Tags: Google, Tech, Rolling Stone, Kurt Cobain, Magenta, Engadget, Hogan, Cobain, Sean O Connor, Neil Turkewitz, Eric Hogan

Alleged iPhone 13 Pro Mockup Shows Smaller Notch, Repositioned Earpiece and Front Camera

Images shared by Japanese site Mac Otakara claim to show a 3D-printed mockup of the upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro with a smaller notch, and repositioned earpiece and front camera, but with minimal changes otherwise. According to the images, Apple plans to move the earpiece to the top of the notch within the screen bezel, lining up with a previous photo shared by MacRumors that shows the same design change. The alleged ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro mockup, which is presumably based on leaked design drawi...
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U.S.A. –-( The Second Amendment Sanctuary movement started in Effingham County, Illinois, but it really took off after the 2019 Virginia elections. Democrats took over the legislature and introduced a slew of gun control measures like “assault weapons” and magazine size restrictions. Virginians were outraged. The state went from very friendly to gun owners to downright hostile. In response, the Second Amendment Sanctuary movement exploded across the state. Over 95% of the state ...
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Putin's Plan For Controlling the Internet In Russia

Time magazine reports: On March 10, photos and videos on Twitter were loading more slowly than usual for users in Russia. It was not a network fault or server error but a deliberate move by Russia's state internet regulator Roskomnadzor to limit traffic to the social media site, in what experts say was the first public use of controversial new technology that the Russian authorities introduced after 2019... The action came after Russian authorities had accused Twitter and other social networks ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Putin, China, Russia, Tech, Time Magazine, Kremlin, Andrei Soldatov, Roskomnadzor, Alena Epifanova

How Children Beating Up a Robot Inspired a New Escape Maneuver System

Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo quotes a classic article from IEEE Spectrum: A study by a team of Japanese researchers shows that, in certain situations, children are actually horrible little brats^W^W^W may not be as empathetic towards robots as we'd previously thought, with gangs of unsupervised tykes repeatedly punching, kicking, and shaking a robot in a Japanese mall... The Japanese group didn't just document the bullying behavior, though; they wanted to find clever ways of helping the ...
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Adobe Illustrator Now Available for Apple Silicon in Beta

Less than a month after releasing Adobe Photoshop for Apple silicon, and more than three months after releasing Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, and Audition for Apple silicon in beta, Adobe has begun testing Illustrator on Apple's latest chip architecture. Adobe released the first beta for Illustrator for Apple silicon late last week, saying that many "core features" of Illustrator are supported in the native version of the program for Apple silicon. Until now, users have needed to run Ill...
Tags: Apple, Adobe, Rosetta, Apple Silicon, Adobe Premiere Pro Premiere Rush, Adobe Photoshop for Apple, Illustrator for Apple

Who needs Twitter? Trump wishes happy Easter to 'radical left crazies'

Ex-president marks holy day with brief, abusive statementTrump ‘money bomb’ raised millions from unwitting donorsDonald Trump is reportedly working on a social media platform of his own, after being banned from Twitter and Facebook for inciting the Capitol riot. Related: Dominion: will one Canadian company bring down Trump's empire of disinformation? Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Media, Republicans, Social Media, Life and style, World news, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Easter, Trump

Node.js Rival Deno Gets Seed Capital For Full-time Deno Engineers

"The creators of Deno have formed the Deno Company, a business venture around the JavaScript/TypeScript runtime and rival to Node.js," reports InfoWorld: In a bulletin on March 29, Deno creator Ryan Dahl and Bert Belder, both of whom also led the development of Node.js, announced the formation of the company and said they had $4.9 million in seed capital, enough to pay for a staff of full-time engineers working to improve Deno... Dahl and Belder said that, while they planned to pursue commercia...
Tags: Tech, Mit, InfoWorld, Node, Deno, Ryan Dahl, Bert Belder, Deno Engineers, Deno Company, Deno Dahl, Belder, Demo Deno


App developers are continually creating new applications to refine and enrich our mobile and tablet experiences, and there are so many that it can be difficult to keep track of them all and figure out which ones are right for us. If you consider yourself an early adopter of digital technology and smart phones, think again. Here’s some of the best free Android apps for 2021 that will not only help you be more active, but will also transform the way you use your devices. Ratio Finding launch...
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How Long Would It Take To Walk Around the Moon?

The moon is just 27% the size of earth. So long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot shares an interesting question from Science Alert. "If you were to hop in a spaceship, don a spacesuit and go on an epic lunar hike, how long would it take to walk all the way around it? " During the Apollo missions, astronauts bounced around the surface at a casual 1.4 mph (2.2 km/h), according to NASA. This slow speed was mainly due to their clunky, pressurized spacesuits that were not designed with mobility in...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, European Space Agency, Cowley, Aidan Cowley

Tesla will Sell 'Green Credits' to Volkswagen in China

Reuters reports: A Volkswagen joint venture in China has agreed to buy green car credits from Tesla to help meet local environmental rules The deal, the first of its kind to be reported between the two companies in China, highlights the scale of the task Volkswagen faces in transforming its huge petrol carmaking business into a leader in electric vehicles to rival Tesla. Shares in Volkswagen, the world's second-biggest automaker, have soared this year as investors warm to its plans to go elec...
Tags: China, Tech, Tesla, Vw, Volkswagen, Marketwatch, Reuters, UBS Tesla, Tesla Shares

Sunday's Best Deals: Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Asus 27" Gaming Monitor, Car Seat Gap Fillers, Workout Bench, Digital Air Fryer, and More

A certified refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro and an Insignia digital air fryer lead Sunday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Ipad, Echo, Science, Fitness, Newegg, Films, Macys, Kindle, Memory, Samsung, Adidas, Walmart

Did Patient Health Information Leak Into GitHub's Arctic Code Vault?

HealthITSecurity writes: The patient data from multiple providers appears to have been captured and subsequently leaked on the data repository GitHub Arctic Code Vault by third-party vendor MedData, according to a new collaborative report from security researcher Jelle Ursem and Dissent Doe of Through his research, Ursem detected troves of protected health information tied to a single developer... The databases were taken down on December 17. MedData recently released a notic...
Tags: Tech, DOE, MedData, HealthITSecurity, Jelle Ursem, Ursem, Med Data

How and Why to Test Your Vehicle's Spark Plugs

When most drivers turn the key or press a button to start their vehicle, they’re probably not mentally going through everything that needs to happen in order for their engine to start. And while the process appears so simple to us today (especially when it’s literally the push of a button), there are so many things…Read more...
Tags: Technology, Lifehacks, Mike Cote, Hank, Electrical Engineering, Distributor, Spark Plug, Electromagnetism, Ignition Coil, Electric Power Distribution, Electrical Breakdown, Electric Arcs, Wasted Spark, Electric Spark

Why is Amazon Taunting Politicians?

Confronting progressive U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, Amazon officials tweeted "the kind of bad-ittude you rarely see from a major corporation," writes Kara Swisher. "Here's what was more extraordinary — and revealing — to me: One of the most powerful companies in the world could not take criticism from politicians without acting like one of the biggest babies in the world..." But why? [I]t all felt oddly emotional and risky, which is why it was clear that the decision to...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Washington, Alabama, Tech, Bernie Sanders, Zuckerberg, Bezos, Kara Swisher, Elizabeth Warren Amazon

Here are the 100 best early-stage investors, according to data analysis from Tribe Capital

Hello everyone!Welcome to this weekly roundup of stories from Insider's Business co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.What we're going over today:The best early-stage investors.Republicans are unloading on Rep. Matt Gaetz in gossipy texts and snide asides.Nike is transforming from a marketing company into a technology brand, and it's creating internal turmoil.Scientists are coming around to a surprising new understanding of ...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Ebay, America, Trends, Tech, Nike, Bank Of America, Gop, Venture Capital, Peter Thiel, Harry Potter, Miami, Silicon Valley

Scientists create online games to show risks of AI emotion recognition

Public can try pulling faces to trick the technology, while critics highlight human rights concernsIt is a technology that has been frowned upon by ethicists: now researchers are hoping to unmask the reality of emotion recognition systems in an effort to boost public debate.Technology designed to identify human emotions using machine learning algorithms is a huge industry, with claims it could prove valuable in myriad situations, from road safety to market research. But critics say the technolog...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Technology, Privacy, UK News, Computing, Consciousness, University of Cambridge, Facial Recognition, Artificial intelligence (AI

Lenovo Smart Frame review: Simple and with Google Photos in mind

This isn't your ordinary frame. The Lenovo Smart Frame has a huge canvas that's powered by Google Photos.
Tags: Google, Trends, Smart Home, Lenovo, Google+ Photos, Digital Photo Frame, Lenovo Smart Frame

New reports say the Pixel 6 will feature a custom Google “Whitechapel” SoC

Google wants to dump Qualcomm, probably to give longer OS support?
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Keep an Eye Out for Visitors With a Certified Refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Only $95 Today

Certified Refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro | $95 | Amazon Gold BoxRead more...
Tags: Amazon, Publishing, Science, Technology, Home Automation, Doorbell, Ring, Smart Doorbell, Alexa Internet, Crime Mapping, Technology Internet

Mark Zuckerberg's phone number appeared among the leaked data of Facebook users, according to a researcher

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Andrew Harnik/AP Mark Zuckerberg's personal information appears to be among data posted on a hacking forum. A cyber researcher said Facebook's co-founders also had their information exposed. Insider's Aaron Holmes previously reported the leak, which affected more than 500 million users. See more stories on Insider's business page. The cell-phone number of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is among the personal information leaked online in a low-...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Tech, Data, Chris Hughes, Federal Trade Commission, Zuckerberg, Holmes, Walker, Dustin Moskovitz, Facebook Inc, Cambridge Analytica, Big Tech, Tech Insider, Dave Walker

Linus Torvalds Discusses Intel and AMD's New Proposals for Interrupt/Exception Handling

"AMD and Intel have both proposed better ways of doing interrupt and exception handling the last few months," reports Then they share this analysis Linus Torvalds posted on the Real World Technologies forum: "The AMD version is essentially "Fix known bugs in the exception handling definition". The Intel version is basically "Yeah, the protected mode 80286 exception handling was bad, then 386 made it odder with the 32-bit extensions, and then syscall/sysenter made everythin...
Tags: Tech, Intel, Amd, Linus Torvalds, Fred, IDT, Torvalds, LinuxReviews

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