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How Spam Flooded the Official Python Software Package Repository PyPI

"The official Python software package repository, PyPI, is getting flooded with spam packages..." Bleeping Computer reported Thursday. "Each of these packages is posted by a unique pseudonymous maintainer account, making it challenging for PyPI to remove the packages and spam accounts all at once..." PyPI is being flooded with spam packages named after popular movies in a style commonly associated with torrent or "warez" sites that provide pirated downloads: watch-(movie-name)-2021-full-onli...
Tags: Tech, Python Software Foundation, Zdnet, Bleeping Computer, BleepingComputer, Ewa Jodlowska, Discord Google


Virgin Galactic Completes Historic Third Successful Spaceflight with Rocket-powered Plane

"60 seconds of rocket burn, straight into space," Virgin Galactic tweeted today, sharing a video of their historic launch. CNN reports: Virgin Galactic's rocket-powered plane, carrying two pilots, soared into the upper atmosphere on its third mission to reach space Saturday morning. The success cues up Virgin Galactic to begin launching paying customers within the next year as the company works to finish its testing campaign at its new headquarters in New Mexico. Spaceplane VSS Unity reached...
Tags: Tech, New, Nasa, Cnn, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, New Mexico, Faa, U S government, Lujan Grisham, White Sands National Park, Spaceport America New Mexico, CJ Sturckow, Mexico Spaceplane VSS Unity


Apple Didn’t Put an AirTag in the New Siri Remote Because It Doesn’t Think It’ll Get Lost in Your Couch

It is well known that one of the top complaints about Apple’s last Siri Remote for its Apple TV was its ability to get itself lost in the abyss of living rooms. Apple could have fixed this with its second-generation Siri remote by adding, for instance, a handy dandy AirTag. Apparently though, the company thought that…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Siri


Google files patent for under-display camera designed for an upcoming Pixel model

Google has filed a patent with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for a method to place a selfie camera underneath a...
Tags: Google, World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO


Papa John's Celebrates 'Bitcoin Pizza Day' - as Price of Bitcoin Drops to $38,240

Business Insider re-visits the story of why May 22nd is celebrated as "Bitcoin Pizza Day." Exactly 11 years ago today, a software programmer from Florida, Laszlo Hanyecz, became well known in the crypto world after trading 10,000 bitcoins for two Papa John's pizzas. In honor of that purchase, the date is now celebrated in the crypto calendar as "Bitcoin Pizza Day." "It wasn't like bitcoins had any value back then, so the idea of trading them for a pizza was incredibly cool," Hanyecz said in ...
Tags: Florida, US, Tech, New York Times, John, Anthony Pompliano, Business Insider, SVP, Pompliano, Laszlo Hanyecz, Hanyecz, Shalini Nagarajan, Justin Falciola


‘Inconceivable’: why has Australia’s history been left to rot?

Historians are aghast that the National Archives have had to resort to crowdfunding to protect irreplaceable historical recordsHistorians are calling it an international embarrassment for Australia and saying it is “inconceivable that it has come to this”, as they preemptively mourn the loss of “irreplaceable national history”.The National Archives of Australia doesn’t often make headlines, but when it does, it’s rarely good news. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Australia, Australia news, National Archives, National Archives of Australia


California Will Require Uber, Lyft Drivers To Transition To Electric Cars

Slashdot reader PolygamousRanchKid quotes The Hill: California is requiring ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to transition from gasoline to electric vehicles (EVs) in their networks by the end of this decade. The state's clean-air regulator on Thursday unanimously approved the Clean Miles Standard mandating that EVs account for 90 percent of ride-hailing vehicle miles traveled in California by 2030. The ride-share companies will have to begin the electrification of their fleets in ...
Tags: Lyft, California, Tech, Gavin Newsom, Calif, California Air Resources Board CARB, Reuters Read, Clean Miles Standard, Liane M Randolph


Apple Changes Its Mind, Says HomePod and HomePod Mini Will Support Lossless Audio With Software Update

Apple’s recent hifi audio streaming launch for Apple Music was received with enthusiasm, but also all sorts of confusion when it comes to lossless audio. Today, Apple tried to clear up user questions about lossless audio and also announced that the HomePod and HomePod mini would support the feature.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, HomePod


India Asks Social Media Firms To Remove References To 'Indian Variant' of Covid

An anonymous reader quotes Reuters: India's information technology (IT) ministry has written to all social media companies asking them to take down any content that refers to an "Indian variant" of the coronavirus, according to a letter issued on Friday which was seen by Reuters. The World Health Organization said on May 11 that the coronavirus variant B.1.617, first identified in India last year, was being classified as a variant of global concern. The Indian government a day later issued a...
Tags: India, Tech, Who, Reuters, Reuters The World Health Organization, World Health Organisation WHO WHO


India Asks Social Media Firms To Remove Reference To 'Indian Variant' of Covid

An anonymous reader quotes Reuters: India's information technology (IT) ministry has written to all social media companies asking them to take down any content that refers to an "Indian variant" of the coronavirus, according to a letter issued on Friday which was seen by Reuters. The World Health Organization said on May 11 that the coronavirus variant B.1.617, first identified in India last year, was being classified as a variant of global concern. The Indian government a day later issued a...
Tags: India, Tech, Who, Reuters, Reuters The World Health Organization, World Health Organisation WHO WHO


Billboards? Nah, just buy a media company instead

Startups used to be obsessed with billboards. It was the first thing I noticed when I moved to San Francisco: venture-backed companies including Eaze, Airbnb, and notoriously, Brex, would post large billboard advertisements all over the city to grab attention and eyeballs. When I dug into it more, I learned this type of old school, outdoor advertising was a response to the increasingly crowded online channels, such as Facebook and Instagram advertisements. Well, folks, years later, we have a new...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Ipo, San Francisco, Tech, Andreessen Horowitz, Alex, HubSpot, Bain Capital Ventures, Clubhouse, Expensify, Gojek, Hustle, Startup Battlefield, Mary Ann, Marcela


6th Grader Expelled After Zoom Provided Possibly Inaccurate IP Address

An Atlanta newspaper tells the story of 11-year-old Malachi Battle, who's been suspended from school for the rest of the year after being accused of "repeatedly trying to log into Zoom classes with threatening phrases" in lieu of his name (according to documents shared by the family's lawyers, in a story shared by Slashdot reader McGruber). The student says they're innocent: Malachi's lawyers say Gwinnett County Public Schools accused him based on an inaccurate list of students' Internet Pr...
Tags: Tech, Atlanta, Woodstock, Moulton, Slashdot, Malachi, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Chris Gilliard, Malachi Battle, Scott Moulton


Human Tissue Preserved Since World War I Yields New Clues About 1918 Pandemic

sciencehabit quotes Science magazine: On 27 June 1918, two young German soldiers—one age 18, the other 17—died in Berlin from a new influenza strain that had emerged earlier that year. Their lungs ended up in the collection of the Berlin Museum of Medical History, where they rested, fixed in formalin, for 100 years. Now, researchers have managed to sequence large parts of the virus that infected the two men, giving a glimpse into the early days of the most devastating pandemic of the 20th centu...
Tags: Berlin, Tech, Munich, North America, McMaster University, Hendrik Poinar, Museum of Medical History


This week, Apple CEO Tim Cook faced surprisingly tough questioning from judge

iLeader defends iGiant's app oversight to keep people safe from 'toxic mess' Apple CEO Tim Cook testified in defense of his company on Friday in an effort to retain control over its iOS ecosystem, deflecting tough questions from US District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers.…
Tags: Apple, US, Software, Tim Cook, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers


Amazon Canada Deals: Save 44% on Mini WiFi Outlet Wireless Socket + 28% 0n Mini Projector + More Offers

Amazon Canada has awesome deals available now! Amazon Canada has great Deals of The Day, with new deals every day. Also, Amazon Canada has more great deals that include: Get TECKIN Smart Plug Mini WiFi Outlet Wireless Socket Compatible with Alexa, Echo,Google Home and Siri, WiFi Socket with Timer Function, IC ETL and FCC Certified, No Hub Required, White (4 Pack), for $27.99, (When you Click and Apply $10.00 Coupon), Save 44% off Get OtterBox COMMUTER SERIES Case for iPhone 8 & iPhone 7 (NOT P...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Fcc, Shopping, Siri, Canada, Calvin Klein, Alexa, Amazon Canada, Canadian Daily Deals, Amazon.ca, Amazon Canada Deals, Lightning Deals, Alexa Echo Google Home, Amazon Canada Amazon, Sleeping Bag Air Mattress Pillow Army Green


And the Top Source of Critical Security Threats Is...PowerShell

Slashdot reader storagedude writes: That's right, Microsoft's CLI management tool was the source of more than a third of critical security threats detected by Cisco in the second half of 2020, according to eSecurity Planet. Dual-use tool exploitation was the top threat category noted by Cisco, followed by ransomware, fileless malware, and credential dumping, with PowerShell a primary vector in those last two categories also. "Based on Cisco's research, PowerShell is the source of more than a...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Cisco, Powershell, Cisco Secure Cisco, Cisco Secure Endpoint


Watching startups eat markets is good fun

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. The huge sale of Utah-based startup Divvy to Bill.com is still bouncing around my head this week, not only because the $2.5 billion exit was huge for both the company and its local scene, but als...
Tags: TC, Utah, Florida, San Francisco, Tech, United States, Ifc, Miami, Bill, Houston, Robinhood, Exchange, Sand Hill Road, GAAP, Lance, Newsletters


Do You Own a Motorcycle Airbag if You Have to Pay Extra to Inflate It?

"Pardon me while I feed the meter on my critical safety device," quips a Hackaday article (shared by long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo): If you ride a motorcycle, you may have noticed that the cost of airbag vests has dropped. In one case, something very different is going on here. As reported by Motherboard, you can pick up a KLIM Ai-1 for $400 but the airbag built into it will not function until unlocked with an additional purchase, and a big one at that. So do you really own the vest for $4...
Tags: Tech, KLIM


Mac users, rejoice — CrossOver for Mac runs all those Windows apps right on your Apple computer

TLDR: With CrossOver for Mac, Windows apps and other software runs on Mac computers natively without all usual compatibility problems. There are Coke people and there are Pepsi people. There are people who roll the toilet paper forward over the top of the tube and those who let it fall behind the tube. Then, there are Windows people and Mac people. And it’s among the absolute bitterest of divides. Mac people tout the heightened security and proprietary nature of Apple that make Macs run like a d...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Mac, Offers, Coke, Pepsi


Cryptocurrency Miners Are Now Abusing the Free Tiers of Cloud Platforms

An anonymous reader shares a report: Over the course of the last few months, some crypto-mining gangs have switched their modus operandi from attacking and hijacking unpatched servers to abusing the free tiers of cloud computing platforms. Gangs have been operating by registering accounts on selected platforms, signing up for a free tier, and running a cryptocurrency mining app on the provider's free tier infrastructure. After trial periods or free credits reach their limits, the groups registe...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Codeship, Okteto GitLab, Sourcehut


Google Analytics and AgencyLogic Single Property Websites

One very popular feature of AgencyLogic single property Websites is their ability to leverage Google Analytics, an enterprise-class Web analytics solution that gives you rich insights into your Website traffic and marketing effectiveness. Powerful, flexible and easy-to-use features now let you see and analyze your traffic data in an entirely new way. With Google Analytics, you’re more prepared to write better-targeted ads, strengthen your marketing initiatives and create higher converting websi...
Tags: Google, Real Estate, Marketing, Website, Analytics, Google Analytics, Online, Radio, Listing, Metrics, Reports, AgencyLogic, Powersite, Single Property Website, Single Property Websites, Listing Websites


Theoretical physicist Chiara Marletto: ‘The universal constructor could revolutionise civilisation’

The scientist on why studying elementary particles is only one way of explaining phenomena, how the 3D printer could change the world, and her optimism about women in scienceChiara Marletto is a research fellow at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. Her research is in theoretical physics – especially quantum computation, thermodynamics and information theory. Her broader interests include theoretical biology, epistemology and Italian literature. The Science of Can and Can’t: A Physicist’s Jou...
Tags: Science, Technology, Physics, Computing, Newton, Artificial intelligence (AI, Chiara Marletto, Wolfson College University of Oxford


This week’s top stories: Google Phone Caller ID announcement, Android 12 beta, more

Top Stories: Google Phone gains Caller ID announcement, Android 12 Beta 1 arrives for Pixels & beyond, Nest Thermostat C wire adapter, more.
Tags: Google, Google Phone


Apple Details New iPad Pro's Liquid Retina XDR Display, Thunderbolt, 5G, and More in New Support Documents

The new iPad Pro started arriving to customers on Friday, and Apple has since shared additional details about the device in a series of support documents, covering topics like the Liquid Retina XDR display, Thunderbolt and USB4 support, 5G networking on cellular models, and the new Center Stage front camera feature for video calls. In addition to up to 1,000 nits of full-screen brightness, Apple said the Liquid Retina XDR display supports a peak brightness of 1,600 nits for highlights in up t...
Tags: Apple, Facetime, iPad Pro 12.9, iPad Pro 11


Apple Details New iPad Pro's XDR Display, Thunderbolt Support, and iPadOS Updates Over 5G in New Support Documents

The new iPad Pro started arriving to customers on Friday, and Apple has since shared additional details about the device in a series of support documents, covering topics like the Liquid Retina XDR display, Thunderbolt and USB4 support, 5G networking on cellular models, and the new Center Stage front camera feature for video calls. In addition to up to 1,000 nits of full-screen brightness, Apple said the Liquid Retina XDR display supports a peak brightness of 1,600 nits for highlights in up t...
Tags: Apple, Facetime, iPad Pro 12.9, iPad Pro 11


Apple Details New iPad Pro's Liquid Retina XDR Display, Thunderbolt, 5G, and More in New Support..

The new iPad Pro started arriving to customers on Friday, and Apple has since shared additional details about the device in a series of...
Tags: Apple


Google Unveils Site Showcasing Google-Approved Open Source Tools and Tutorials for Google-Technology Developers

Quoting the Google Developers blog: Developers around the world are constantly creating open source tools and tutorials but have a hard time getting them discovered. The content published often spanned many different sites - from GitHub to Medium. Therefore we decided to create a space where we can highlight the best projects related to Google technologies in one place - introducing the Developer Library. The platform showcases blog posts and open source tools with easy-to-use navigation. Co...
Tags: Google, Tech, Google Technology Developers, Developer Library


Best Buy Canada Weekly Deals: Save up to 35% on Baby Essentials + More Offers

Best Buy Canada has new weekly offers available now, that include: Major Appliances Save $300 when you buy 3 or more major kitchen appliances of the same brand. Save $100 when you buy 2 major kitchen appliances of the same brand. Save up to $670 on select pre-built kitchen appliance packages. Enjoy free local delivery on select laundry pairs. Take an extra 10% off on select Café major kitchen appliances. Small Appliances Save up to 30% on select small kitchen appliances. Save up to $150 on s...
Tags: Google, Shopping, Best Buy, Canada, Lenovo, Canadian Daily Deals, Best Buy Canada Weekly Deals, Top Brands Save, Health Fitness Shop, Sports Recreation Shop, Blink Security Cameras, Google Nest Wearable Tech, Computer Accessories Save 50, USB Power Bank Cell Phone Accessories Save 50


At its heart, the legal battle between Apple and 'Fortnite' maker Epic Games is about whether or not the iPhone is a computer

Epic Games Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games are fighting in court over how the App Store works. The three-week trial began wrapping up on Friday, with Apple CEO Tim Cook taking the stand. At the heart of the fight is a fundamental disagreement on whether or not the iPhone is a computer. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games are nearing the end of a protracted legal battle that could have major implications for the future of the ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Gaming, Video Games, Law, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Sundar Pichai, Epic Games, Moore, Forrest, Tim Sweeney


Apple TV Won't Support Hi-Res Lossless at Launch, AirPods Max Wired Playback 'Will Not Be Completely Lossless'

Apple today shared a new support document confirming that the HomePod and HomePod mini will gain lossless audio support for Apple Music in a future software update, and the document also reveals some other tidbits. First, the document indicates that the Apple TV 4K "currently doesn't support Hi-Res Lossless," with only the standard Lossless tier ranging from 16-bit at 44.1 kHz to 24-bit at 48 kHz to be available on the Apple TV 4K at launch. Apple's use of the word "currently" leaves the door...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Apple TV, Apple Music, Dolby Atmos, Apple Apple Music, AirPods Max, Hi Res Lossless



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