With Fewer Chips, Automakers Are Prioritizing High-Markup Vehicles, Offering Fewer Deals

When automakers were forced to make fewer vehicles with the chips they had available, Business Insider reports that "Naturally, they chose to prioritize those models that had the highest demand and made them the most money. "At the same time, the reduction in the supply from all brands meant that dealers could make a sale without the traditional haggling over the vehicle's sticker price. The result has been a boon for automakers." Mark Wakefield, a consultant with AlixPartners in Detroit, told...
Tags: US, Tech, Bloomberg, Ohio, Detroit, AlixPartners, Mark Wakefield, Mary Barra GM, Jim Farley Ford, Kevin Tynan

Make all Shapes the Same Size in Google Slides

Microsoft PowerPoint has this really useful feature that lets you to easily resize multiple shapes in a slide to the same size. You can select the shapes you want to resize and then click on the Format Pane button. Here, under the Size and Position tab, you can resize the shapes to the required size. Google Slides doesn’t allow you to resize multiple shapes in a slide but you can use Google Apps Script to do the same thing. Go to the Tools menu and select Script Editor....
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Python Core Developers Release Version 3.10 -- First Major Release Since Transition from Python 2

ZDNet reports: "Python 3.10.0 is the newest major release of the Python programming language, and it contains many new features and optimizations," CPython maintainers announced in a blogpost... One of the headline features is "structural pattern matching" in Python 3.10 -- a technique for handling data that's already available in C, Java, JavaScript, Scala and Elixir. "Structural pattern matching has been added in the form of a match statement and case statements of patterns with associated...
Tags: Python, Microsoft, Tech, Zdnet, Salgado, Pablo Galindo Salgado

Lebanon's National Electricity Grid Collapses

"Lebanon's electricity network collapsed on Saturday," reports the Washington Post, "after the two most important power stations ran out of fuel, leaving private generators as the only source of power." The state-owned electricity company has been providing citizens with just a few hours of power a day for months, but the total collapse of the national grid will compound the misery of those who can't afford to run generators and had relied on those few hours. The outage marks the latest milesto...
Tags: Washington Post, Iraq, Tech, Syria, World Bank, Lebanon, Fayyad, Zahrani, Deir Ammar, National Electricity Grid Collapses, Walid Fayyad

Beating C and Java, Python Becomes the #1 Most Popular Programming Language, Says TIOBE

ZDNet reports that Python "is now the most popular language, according to one popularity ranking." "For the first time in more than 20 years we have a new leader of the pack..." the TIOBE Index announced this month. "The long-standing hegemony of Java and C is over." When Slashdot reached out to Guido van Rossum for a comment, he replied "I honestly don't know what the appropriate response is...! I am honored, and I want to thank the entire Python community for making Python so successful." ...
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Missing apostrophe in Facebook post lands NSW real estate agent in legal hot water

Court declines to dismiss defamation case against Anthony Zadravic, who said failure to punctuate social media post was trivialGet our free news app; get our morning email briefingA real estate agent’s failure to use an apostrophe in a Facebook post could prove costly after a New South Wales court declined to dismiss a defamation case against him on the basis it was trivial.Late on 22 October last year, Anthony Zadravic posted that another real estate agent was “selling multi million $ (sic) hom...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Social Networking, Social Media, Australia news, New South Wales, Defamation law, Pearl Beach, Law (Australia, Anthony Zadravic

Google Pixel 6 leak teases Magic Eraser feature, plus five years of Android security updates

The Google Pixel 6 (top) and Pixel 6 Pro (bottom) | Google New leaks from a marketing site appear to confirm that the camera for the Pixel 6 will have a new Magic Eraser feature, and the devices will apparently get five years of Android security updates (h/t 9to5 Google)  According to reliable leaker Evan Blass, the Carphone Warehouse website was showing images of Google marketing materials for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro (the images have since been taken down, but you can view the...
Tags: Google, US, Tech, Google Photos, Carphone Warehouse, Pixel, Wayback Machine, Engadget, Google Store, Evan Blass, Google Pixel

New Data: Tech Companies Expand Hiring From 'Tech Hubs' to 'All Over The Place'

"Just two years ago the metropolitan areas that serve as the nation's technology hubs seemed to be sucking tech jobs away from other parts of the country," remembers business writer Peter Coy in the New York Times. "A Brookings Institution report in December 2019 noted that just five cities — Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and San Jose, Calif. — accounted for more than 90 percent of employment growth in the innovation sector from 2005 to 2017. "The trend is now in the other directio...
Tags: Boston, Los Angeles, Tech, United States, Silicon Valley, West Coast, Wall Street Journal, Austin Texas, SAN JOSE Calif, BOISE Idaho, DES MOINES Iowa, Brookings, Conference Board, Levanon, Mark Muro, Peter Coy

NASA Rover Captures Breathtaking Mars Landscape Photo You Can't Miss

Mars' landscape may be barren and dangerous to human life, but thanks to photos like this from NASA's advanced rovers, that doesn't stop it from looking any less stunning. Although humans have yet to set foot on Mars, robotics and other technologies have allowed astronomers to closely analyze the mysterious planet. Whether it be bleeding-edge telescopes, rovers, helicopters, orbiters, or something else, humans have found inventive ways to closely study a planet we've never actually visited.One ...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Nasa, Mars, Miss, Left Navigation Camera Perseverance

Should US Tax Collectors Get Reports From Banks About All Accounts Over $600?

An anonymous reader tipped us off to a proposed new U.S. policy which would require banks, credit unions and other financial companies to submit reports on most of their accounts to the tax-collectors at America's Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The reports "would break down the numbers to include physical-cash transactions per account, any transactions with a foreign account and transactions between accounts held by the same owner," according to the Arizona Republic newspaper. "The IRS wouldn't...
Tags: US, America, Tech, Treasury, Irs, Arizona Republic, Natasha Sarin, America s Internal Revenue Service IRS, Treasury Department Just

Bates Motel: 10 Important Ways It's Different From Psycho

When Bates Motel completed its five-season run in 2017, many fans were taken aback by how good the show was. The announcement of a Psycho prequel seemed, at first, to be a cheap cash grab on one of the most classic horror films ever made, but the love and care to the franchise shined through as an original yet familiar story was told. One way the series kept fans on their toes was by essentially remaking the classic slasher in the final season, and changing quite a bit. Fans of Psycho thou...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Mother, Norman, Sam, Bates Motel, Bradley, Marion, Emma, Dylan, Bates, Norma, Hitchcock, Norman Bates, Dylan Dylan, Marion Crane

Why Kingpin Is The Perfect Villain For Hawkeye

Excitement for Hawkeye is building steadily leading up to its November 2021 premiere, but the addition of Kingpin as the series’ villain would bring the MCU series to a whole new level. Kingpin was the primary villain of Netflix’s critically acclaimed Daredevil series, where he was played tremendously by Vincent D’Onofrio, but because that show hasn’t officially been made part of the MCU canon, the infamous villain has yet to formally appear in the franchise. Here’s why Hawkeye would be the per...
Tags: New York, Entertainment, New York City, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Hawkeye, Kingpin, Spider Man, Clint, MCU, Fisk, Wilson Fisk, Ronin, Netflix Daredevil, Vincent D'onofrio

Outlander Season 6 Trailer: Revolutionary War Comes for Claire & Jamie

The new trailer for Outlander season 6 shows young love overshadowed by the impending American Revolutionary War. Outlander, which is based on the series of Diana Gabaldon novels of the same name, premiered on Starz in 2014. It stars Caitríona Balfe as Claire Randall, a World War II nurse who is sent back in time to 1743 Scotland, where she falls in love with Sam Heughan's Jamie Fraser, a warrior involved in the Jacobite rising. The show also stars Duncan Lacroix, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin...
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What We Do In The Shadows: How Derek (Accidentally) Became A Vampire

What We Do In The Shadows reintroduces former amateur vampire hunter Derek as a confused new vampire – but how did he turn undead? In What We Do In The Shadows season 3, co-equal vampire council rulers Nadja and Nandor bicker about who gets to sit on the throne, Nandor’s familiar and bodyguard Guillermo convinces them to let him do it, as it solves the lack of a throne figure, and no one would recognize him behind the ceremonial robes.However, a problem quickly turns up as it is Guillermo who r...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Derek, Sean, Jenna, Guillermo, Laszlo, Nadja, Tri State Area, Nandor, Derek Guillermo

007: 7 Directors Who Almost Helmed A Bond Movie (& 8 Who Should)

The most important hire in the making of a James Bond movie is the casting of 007 himself, but the second most important is choosing a director. To pull off a great Bond movie, a filmmaker needs to have a fundamental understanding of what makes the character and his stories work, a unique take on the familiar formula, and most importantly, experience with directing action.When a new Bond movie is in development, the first few choices for the director’s chair might turn down the job, or suffer fr...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Entertainment, Russia, Tech, James Bond, Danny Boyle, Steven Soderbergh, Daniel Craig, Steve McQueen, Nolan, Jackson, Quentin Tarantino, Barbara Broccoli, Casino Royale, Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Jackson

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Will Not Be An Open World Game

It has been confirmed that Pokémon Legends: Arceus will not be an open world game and that it will be closer to the Monster Hunter series than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, in terms of its gameplay style. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is an upcoming RPG that is set in the Hisui region, which is the ancient version of the Sinnoh region from Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. The original trailers for Pokémon Legends: Arceus showed a game that was more akin to Breath of the Wild than the regula...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Nintendo, Pokemon, Kotaku, Pokemon Company, Breath Of The Wild, Pokémon Diamond, Pokémon Sword, Hisui, Pokemon Legends, Arceus

Why is Marvel Pretending Its Heroes Don't Know Each Other?

SPOILER WARNING for Darkhold Alpha #1!Over the past several decades, Marvel Comics has introduced fans to thousands of new heroes and villains, and it seems like Spider-Man is having trouble remembering them all, and more specifically, Scarlet Witch. This isn’t entirely surprising considering the number of people he’s interacted with throughout his extensive history. Still, Peter Parker would certainly remember meeting a famous hero like the Scarlet Witch, right? According to a new series, this...
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10 New & Upcoming Horror Movies To Stream Before Halloween

As Halloween fast approaches, several highly anticipated new horror movies are set to hit both the theatrical and VOD circuits between now and October 31st. Acclaimed genre filmmakers such as James Wan, Edgar Wright, David Gordon Green, Patrick Brice, Scott Cooper, and more have intriguing new horror tales to go with a solid mixture of international arthouse fare, broad Netflix originals, and everything in between.  From eerie haunted houses, creepy creature features, and anthological perio...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Entertainment, California, Germany, Tech, Netflix, Rosemary, Rebecca Hall, Rachel Nichols, Bruckner, Black Forest, Megan Fox, Miles Doleac, Brice, Stephanie Perkins

90 Day Fiancé: Tom Brooks Shares Instagram Tribute To New Girlfriend

Tom Brooks from 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way posted a new selfie on Instagram with his new girlfriend, Mariah, accompanied by a heartfelt caption. Tom appeared in seasons 3 and 4 of the show. Fans were introduced to self-proclaimed "British Boy" Tom when he appeared on 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days season 3 alongside Connecticut resident and longtime 90 Day Fiancé cast member Darcey Silva. The pair met online after Darcey's split from Amsterdam-based personal trainer Jesse Meester. 90 Day F...
Tags: England, Instagram, Entertainment, Tech, Canada, Connecticut, Amsterdam, Albania, Mariah, Tom, Shannon, Darcey, Tom Brooks, Darcey Silva, Jesse Meester, Stacey Silvia

DCEU: Every Hero Darkseid Has Defeated (Including Snyder's Knightmare)

The Apokoliptian warlord Darkseid has killed numerous heroes in the DCEU, as shown in Zack Snyder’s Justice League, especially in its hypothetical Knightmare future, but who are all the heroes who he defeated? The DCEU has set up Darkseid to be the ultimate villain. As a New God, Darkseid is extremely powerful and megalomaniacal and has conquered thousands of worlds in his lifetime, subjugating planets in his quest for power and the Anti-Life Equation. In a potential future, Darkside succeeds, ...
Tags: Entertainment, Superman, Tech, Earth, Justice League, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Aquaman, Snyder, Clark, Arthur, Dawn of Justice, Hal, Zack Snyder, Lois Lane, Hippolyta

The Best Great Axe Build in New World

Learn how to create the best Great Axe build in New World, a two-handed weapon that excels in DPS and crowd control in PvP and PvE. As a two-handed weapon, the Great Axe has slower damage output, but it more than makes up for it with being able to attack two or more targets at once. Additionally, higher-level Great Axe perks have some self-healing options as well, making the Great Axe one of the best weapons in New World. Unlike weapons such as the Hatchet, Sword and Shield, or Spear, the ...
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House Of The Dragon’s Lannisters Will Be Very Different To Game of Thrones

So far only two Lannister characters have been announced for the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, meaning the Lannisters will likely play a very different role in the plot. Based on George R.R. Martin's Fire and Blood series, House of the Dragon is said to take place 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The main focus of the prequel is the story of House Targaryen and how the silver-haired, violet-eyed, dragon-riding family became the stuff of legends. Considerin...
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US Flight Traffic Controllers Complain Military Tests Interfered with GPS Signals

IEEE Spectrum reports that air traffic controllers for America's Federal Aviation Administration "were confused and frustrated by an increase in military tests that interfered with GPS signals for civilian aircraft, public records show." The incidents happened for controllers supervising flights over Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, according to their report (shared by Slashdot reader schwit1): In March and April this year, flight controllers at the Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center ...
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Marvel Champions: 10 Strongest Heroes, Ranked

Marvel Champions lets players step into the shoes of several famous Marvel heroes, but the game's deck-building rules mean that it can be hard to assess the effectiveness of any given character. While each comes with fifteen cards that they must include in their deck for all games, players select the other 25 to 35 from an ever-growing pool of basic and aspect cards.  This deck-building method helps prevent power creep, and it also means that some initially underwhelming characters have sin...
Tags: Justice, Entertainment, America, Tech, Iron Man, Thor, Dr Strange, Steve, Thompson, Scott, Tony, Tony Stark, Peter Parker, Steve Rogers, Thor Thor, Pym

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Was Influenced By Into The Spider-Verse

In a recent sit-down with the crew behind Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, Insomniac’s creative director opened up about how much the blockbuster 2018 animated film influenced Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Just like Into The Spider-Verse, Insomniac’s superhero spin-off saw young Brooklyn teen Miles step into his own as Spider-Man after gaining his powers during the events of 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man.  Insomniac has never been shy about drawing inspiration from all versions of Spider-Man f...
Tags: Entertainment, Marvel, Tech, Brooklyn, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Harlem, Miles, Peter, Jessica, Insomniac, Miles Morales, Issa Rae, Peter Ramsey, Brian Horton, Into The Spider Verse

The Many Saints of Newark Should Have Been A Miniseries

Critics are divided on the movie The Many Saints of Newark, and many of the problems could have been avoided by using a miniseries format for the prequel. David Chase's feature film provides viewers a glimpse into the backstory of The Sopranos, showing how a young Tony Soprano was mentored by Dickie Moltisanti. Unfortunately, the format of a two-hour movie leads to many plot points feeling rushed or unsatisfying, resulting in The Many Saints of Newark's mixed reviews.Set decades before The Sopr...
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Terraria: 10 Best Summoner Armor Sets

With Terraria's Summoner class being a more viable option for the players in the newest updates, the class has become a much more popular option for full playthroughs. Some players who never played as a Summoner are now willing to try it out or even find themselves becoming pure Summoners.But since this class has only recently become one of the best options, many players may not know which armor sets to wear. In a brutal game like Terraria where players can easily find themselves dead if they ar...
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Why Joss Whedon's Alien 5 Never Happened (& What It Would've Looked Like)

Penned by Joss Whedon and set on Earth after Alien Resurrection, Alien 5 is one of the biggest sequels never to see the light of day. The Alien franchise is a success by any barometer or metric, spawning 4 mainline installments and 2 prequel films, with the original Alien's induction into the National Film Registry for historical preservation highlighting its cultural significance. All Alien installments center around the origins or activity of the iconic early Xenomorph, designed by legendary ...
Tags: Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Earth, Fox, Sigourney Weaver, Avengers, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Joss Whedon, Kane, Weaver, Ripley, Paul W S Anderson, Whedon, Jean Pierre Jeunet

How Jango Fett Was Responsible For Asajj Ventress' Lightsabers

Jango Fett was indirectly responsible for arming Asajj Ventress with her signature red-bladed lightsabers in Star Wars: Clone Wars. Fett and Ventress never met, but the latter killed many of Jango’s clones, who, in the Legends continuity, were his pride and joy, representing his Mandalorian legacy. The two legendary warriors were also, ultimately, pawns of Count Dooku and his Sith Master, Darth Sidious. Through the intricate machinations of Dooku, on behalf of Palpatine, Jango provided the Coun...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Lucasfilm, Canon, Hunter, Palpatine, Jedi, Võsa, Jango, Bounty Hunter, Dooku, Jango Fett, Asajj Ventress, Asajj, Ventress, Clone Army

Bruce Wayne Got Batgirl Pregnant In Batman Beyond

Warning! Spoilers for Batman Beyond 2.0 #28 In a world inspired by the beloved DC Animated Universe, Batman once got Batgirl pregnant. Not only is their past relationship scandalous to fans— it’s also infuriating to Dick Grayson AKA Nightwing, who was Barbara Gordon’s boyfriend at the time. Although some fans might forget that both Bruce and Dick had romantic relationships with Barbara during Batman: The New Adventures, audiences were enraged when Batman and Batgirl got together in the a...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Gotham, Batgirl, Batman, Dick, Robin, Bruce, Barbara, Barbara Gordon, Craig Rousseau, Dick Grayson, Damian Wayne, Kyle Higgins, Tim Drake, Terry McGinnis

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