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Canonical Wants Your Feedback on the New Ubuntu Desktop Installer

Canonical is still developing a new desktop installer for future Ubuntu releases, written in Google’s Flutter SDK, and they want your feedback on their latest work.
Tags: Google, Linux, Ubuntu


EFF Board of Directors Removes 76-Year-Old John Gilmore

76-year-old John Gilmore co-founded the EFF in 1990, and in the 31 years since he's "provided leadership and guidance on many of the most important digital rights issues we advocate for today," the EFF said in a statement Friday. "But in recent years, we have not seen eye-to-eye on how to best communicate and work together," they add, announcing "we have been unable to agree on a way forward with Gilmore in a governance role." That is why the EFF Board of Directors has recently made the diffi...
Tags: Wikipedia, Tech, Pgp, Eff, Doj, Signal, Mitch Kapor, Board, Bernstein, Slashdot, Gilmore, John Gilmore, Advanced Encryption Standard AES, Cypherpunks, EFF Board of Directors, John Perry Barlow Steve Wozniak


After Open Source Community Outcry, Microsoft Reverses Controversial .NET Change

"Microsoft is reversing a decision to remove a key feature from its upcoming .NET 6 release, after a public outcry from the open source community," reports the Verge. "Microsoft angered the .NET open source community earlier this week by removing a key part of Hot Reload in the upcoming release of .NET 6, a feature that allows developers to modify source code while an app is running and immediately see the results." It's a feature many had been looking forward to using in Visual Studio Code a...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Verge Microsoft, Scott Hunter, Julia Liuson


Frances Haugen: ‘I never wanted to be a whistleblower. But lives were in danger’

The woman whose revelations have rocked Facebook tells how spending time with her mother, a priest, motivated her to speak outThis was not Frances Haugen’s plan A. The Facebook whistleblower says she does not like being the centre of attention, but what she saw while working at Mark Zuckerberg’s social media empire compelled her into action – and made her famous.“When I look at what I did, this was not my plan A. It wasn’t my plan B, it wasn’t my plan C. It was like my plan J or something,” she ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Ofcom, Frances Haugen


Inventing the iPod: How 'really big risks' paid off for Apple

For the 20th anniversary of the iPod, Tony Fadell, who invented Apple's iconic music player, reminisces about working with Steve Jobs...
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Lenovo S330 14″ Mediatek 4GB/32GB eMMC SSD Chromebook For $99 Shipped From Walmart

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Airbus Solar Powered Aircraft Can Fly for 18 Days And Replace 250 Cell Towers

The Airbus Zephyr is the world’s leading solar-electric stratospheric Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), with a wingspan of 25 meters and it weighs less than 75kg. The first stratospheric UAS of its kind,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Technology, Internet, World, Drone, Innovation, Airbus, Airbus Zephyr


First time opening Linux what do I do? (reddit)

I was recommended Kali Linux by a friend for the use of pen testing and a whole bunch of other cyber security stuff so I have a live USB to run it off of so I can still easily access Windows, but when I launch it it takes me to a "grub" screen and when I try the boot command it tells me to load a "kernel". How do I actually start Linux from this screen, Google hasn't been helpful. submitted by /u/LordToastman [link] [comments] [Author: /u/LordToastman]
Tags: Google, News, Kali Linux, u/LordToastman


Facebook executive says tech firms need stronger regulation

Vice-president of content policy believes government regulation can ‘establish standards all companies should meet’The tech industry “needs regulation” because it should not be left to make the rules on issues including harmful online content on its own, a Facebook executive has said.Monika Bickert, Facebook’s vice-president of content policy, believes that “government regulation can establish standards all companies should meet”. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Social Media, UK News, Ofcom, Nadine Dorries, Monika Bickert Facebook


Aggressive US Marketers are Bringing Police Surveillance Tools to the Masses

"License plate readers are rapidly reshaping private security in American neighborhoods," reports the Washington Post, as aggressively-marketed $2,500-a-year "safety-as-a-service" packages "spread to cover practically everywhere anyone chooses to live in the United States" and "bringing police surveillance tools to the masses with an automated watchdog that records 24 hours a day." Flock Safety, the industry leader, says its systems have been installed in 1,400 cities across 40 states and now ...
Tags: Post, Washington Post, America, San Francisco, Tech, Atlanta, United States, Andreessen Horowitz, Jefferson County, Aurora, Paradise Hills, Garrett Langley, Dan Aten


New Images Offer Even Closer Look at New 14-Inch MacBook Pro

Ahead of an official launch later this week, new images sent to MacRumors show the new 14-inch MacBook Pro on display at an Apple Authorized Reseller, offering us an even closer look at Apple's entirely revamped MacBook Pro. The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros were by far two of the most highly anticipated and talked about Apple product releases of the entire year. Now that Apple has officially announced them, customers are eager to get their hands on the new computers and see even bette...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Macbook, Gpu, Macbook Pro, 16, George, MacBook Pros, MacBook Pro 14" &, Apple Authorized Reseller


$28B Startup Says Companies Were Refusing Their Free Open-Source Code as 'Not Enterprise-Ready'

"Ali Ghodsi was happily researching AI at Berkeley when he helped invent a revolutionary bit of code — and he wanted to give it away for free," remembers Forbes India. "But few would take it unless he charged for it. "Now his startup is worth $28 billion, and the career academic is a billionaire with a reputation as one of the best CEOs in the Valley." (Literally. VC Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz calls him the best CEO in Andreessen Horowitz's portfolio of hundreds of companies.) Inside...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, Ben Horowitz, Andreessen Horowitz, Berkeley, Databricks, Nea, John Deere, Forbes India, Ali Ghodsi, Ghodsi, Pete Sonsini, Sonsini


Egyptian Security Forces Detain Humanoid Robot, Suspecting Espionage

The Guardian reports: She has been described as "a vision of the future" who is every bit as good as other abstract artists today, but Ai-Da — the world's first ultra-realistic robot artist — hit a temporary snag before her latest exhibition when Egyptian security forces detained her at customs. Ai-Da is due to open and present her work at the Great Pyramid of Giza on Thursday, the first time contemporary art has been allowed next to the pyramid in thousands of years. But because of "security ...
Tags: Tech, Oxford, Cairo, Giza, Meller, Aidan Meller, Ai Da


Climate change is humanity’s next big moonshot

Editor’s note: Today, Google GEO Sundar Pichai spoke at YouTube’s Dear Earthevent, sharing ways Google is working to solve climate change — and why he’s optimistic we can make meaningful progress. Below is a transcript of his remarks. Hello fellow dear earthlings. Thanks for tuning in. I can’t think of another issue that would bring together former President Obama, Pope Francis and BLACKPINK. It’s more proof that climate change is the biggest challenge we face…and it’s one that will affect al...
Tags: Google, California, Youtube, Sustainability, Sundar Pichai, Chennai, A message from our CEO, Obama Pope Francis


Can Windows 11 Run on a 2006-Era Pentium 4 Chip?

"Microsoft has been mainly telling consumers that Windows 11 is meant for newer PCs," reports PC Magazine. "However, an internet user has uploaded a video that shows the OS can actually run on a 15-year-old Pentium 4 chip from Intel." Last week, Twitter user "Carlos S.M." posted screenshots of his Pentium 4-powered PC running Windows 11. He then followed that up with a video and benchmarks to verify that his machine was running the one-core Pentium chip with only 4GB of DDR2 RAM. To install ...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Intel, EFI, Carlos, MBR


Here's When You Can Download macOS Monterey Today [Update: It's Out!]

Update 10:01 a.m.: macOS Monterey is now rolling out for everyone, although it make take a few minutes to show up via Software Update. Apple's official public release of ‌macOS Monterey‌ is set to occur today (Monday, October 25), just a few days after Apple released the second release candidate to developers and a week after its "Unleashed" media event. Developers are busy putting the finishing touches on their apps to take advantage of new features in ‌macOS Monterey‌ and support the new...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Featured, Singapore, India, Macbook, Thailand, United States, Sydney, MacBook Air, Monterey, New York New York, Paris France, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Berlin Germany, Istanbul Turkey


Here's When You Can Download macOS Monterey Today

Apple's official public release of macOS Monterey is set to occur today (Monday, October 25), just a few days after Apple released the second release candidate to developers and a week after its "Unleashed" media event. Developers are busy putting the finishing touches on their apps to take advantage of new features in ‌macOS Monterey‌ and support the new MacBook Pro models with Apple's new high-end M1 Pro and ‌M1‌ Max chips and a notched display, and many users will be looking to update thei...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Featured, Singapore, India, Macbook, Thailand, United States, Sydney, MacBook Air, Monterey, New York New York, Paris France, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Berlin Germany, Istanbul Turkey


New MacBook Pros Now Starting to Ship to Customers Ahead of Tuesday Release

Ahead of a Tuesday release, the new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros are now starting to ship to customers who were lucky enough to get an early delivery date, as availability of the new Macs seemingly continues to be low. The new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros ushered in a complete redesign to the product, the first since its controversial revamp in 2016. With the 2021 redesign, Apple has reintroduced ports to the MacBook Pro, such as HDMI and an SD card slot, and brought back MagSafe. The...
Tags: Apple, Australia, Macbook, Monterey, 16, MacBook Pros, MacBook Pro 14" &, New MacBook Pros Now Starting


Astronomers Find Nascent Exploding Star, 'Rosetta Stone' of All Supernovas

"A star located 60 million light years away went supernova last year, and astronomers managed to capture all stages of the stellar explosion using telescopes both on the ground and in space," reports Gizmodo. Long-time Slashdot reader spaceman375 shared Gizmodo's report: This awesome display of astronomical power has yielded a dataset of unprecedented proportions, with independent observations gathered before, during, and after the explosion. It's providing a rare multifaceted view of a superno...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Gizmodo, Foley, Rosetta Stone, University of California Santa Cruz, Ryan Foley, Samaporn Tinyanont, Royal Astronomical Society TESS


Here's When You Can Download macOS Monterey

Apple's official public release of macOS Monterey is set to occur on Monday, October 25, just a few days after Apple released the second release candidate to developers and a week after its "Unleashed" media event. Developers are busy putting the finishing touches on their apps to take advantage of new features in ‌macOS Monterey‌ and support the new MacBook Pro models with Apple's new high-end M1 Pro and ‌M1‌ Max chips and a notched display, and many users will be looking to update their Mac...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Featured, Singapore, India, Macbook, Thailand, United States, Sydney, MacBook Air, Monterey, New York New York, Paris France, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Berlin Germany, Istanbul Turkey


Systemd-Free Devuan 4.0 'Chimaera' Officially Released

Luna (Slashdot reader #20,969) quotes the Devuan web site. "Dear Friends and Software Freedom Lovers," its announcement begins: "Devuan Developers are delighted to announce the release of Devuan Chimaera 4.0 as the project's new stable release. This is the result of many months of painstaking work by the Team and detailed testing by the wider Devuan community." This release is Based on Debian Bullseye (11.1) with Linux kernel 5.10, according to the announcement, and lets you choose your i...
Tags: Tech, Devuan, Systemd Free Devuan, Chimaera, Debian Bullseye, Luna Slashdot, Devuan Chimaera


Excavating the role of Africans in the creation of the modern world

Europe would have been a marginal player in world history without the continent’s natural resources and centuries of cheap African labour The post Excavating the role of Africans in the creation of the modern world appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Coffee, Europe, Books, Science, Technology, Guns, Opinion, Africa, Wealth, Cotton, Web, Development, History, War, Diplomacy, Christianity


Microsoft Warns of TodayZoo Phishing Kit Used in Extensive Credential Stealing Attacks

Microsoft on Thursday disclosed an "extensive series of credential phishing campaigns" that takes advantage of a custom phishing kit that stitched together components from at least five different widely circulated ones with the goal of siphoning user login information. The tech giant's Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team, which detected the first instances of the tool in the wild in [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
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Visual Studio for Browsers: Microsoft Unveils 'VSCode for the Web'

"Bringing VS Code to the browser is the realization of the original vision for the product," Microsoft said in a blog post. "It is also the start of a completely new one. An ephemeral editor that is available to anyone with a browser and an internet connection is the foundation for a future where we can truly edit anything from anywhere." Or, as Mike Melanson describes it in his "This Week in Programming" column, "Microsoft continued its march toward developer dominance this week with the lau...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Tech, Css, Eclipse Foundation, Melanson, Mike Milinkovich, Johannes Landgraf, Mike Melanson, Eclipse Theia, Milinkovich


Facebook Portal Unlocks Moments of Real Connection in New Campaign

Facebook Portal is today launching an integrated campaign to promote its two new video calling devices - Portal Go and Portal+. The campaign will focus on the important connection between grandparents and grandchildren across TV, digital, social and OOH encouraging families to take advantage of the many benefits that come with sharing experiences through video calling.   The campaign also marks the start of a partnership between Portal and YoungMinds, extending through 202...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Advertising, Bournemouth, AMV BBDO, Dooh, Jay Phillips, Facebook Portal, Neil Clarke, Joanna Nordahl, Ferne McCann Ashley Banjo


Adobe employees in the US will be required to get vaccinated for COVID-19 by December 8 or else be placed on unpaid leave

Adobe world headquarters in downtown San Jose, California. Lisa Werner /Contributor/Getty Images Adobe told employees on Friday that they must be vaccinated by December 8 or take unpaid leave. The software company re-opened its global headquarters in San Jose, California to 50% limited capacity in June. The mandate stems from an executive order issued by the Biden Administration, CNBC reported. Adobe is requiring a vaccine mandate for all US-based employees. The software company notified...
Tags: News, Adobe, US, Trends, Tech, Vaccination, Medicare, Biden, Cnbc, Chen, San Jose California, Tech Insider, Biden Administration, Coronavirus, COVID, Bethany Biron


Facebook Accused of Tolerating Dangerous and Criminal Behavior to Preserve Profitability

A new whistleblower affidavit submitted by a former Facebook employee "alleges that the company prizes growth and profits over combating hate speech, misinformation and other threats to the public," reports the Washington Post: The SEC affidavit goes on to allege that Facebook officials routinely undermined efforts to fight misinformation, hate speech and other problematic content out of fear of angering then-President Donald Trump and his political allies, or out of concern about potentially d...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Washington, America, Tech, Bloomberg, SEC, Donald Trump, Sheryl Sandberg, Peters, Gretchen Peters, Messenger Zuckerberg, Frances Haugen


"In early Oct., a 'F--- Joe Biden!' cry broke out among the crowd at Alabama’s Talladega Superspeedway."

"Kelli Stavast, an NBC Sports reporter, was interviewing NASCAR driver Brandon Brown live on air at the time, and she quipped, 'You can hear the chants from the crowd, "Let’s go Brandon!"' Trump supporters instantly saw signs of a coverup, claiming on social media that journalists were deliberately censoring anti-Biden sentiment. The brief video exchange quickly turned viral. The result has been a proliferation of chants in recent weeks, both of 'Let’s go Brandon!' — now used as a stand-in by th...
Tags: Google, Law, Wikipedia, Alabama, Joe Biden, House, Language, PAC, Biden, Nascar, Slang, Trump, Michael Halliday, Nbc Sports, Brandon, Anti


"In the Hobbesian formula, the Leviathan relies upon fear to suppress pride. It is pride that makes men difficult to govern."

"It may be illuminating to view our Covid moment through this lens and consider how small moments of humiliation may be put in the service of a long-standing political project, or find their meaning and normative force in it. Specifically, to play one’s part in Covid theatre, as in security theatre at the airport, is to suffer the unique humiliation of a rational being who submits to moments of social control that he knows to be founded upon untruths. That these are expressed in the language of ...
Tags: Google, Law, Masks, Propaganda, Obama White House, Cass Sunstein, Richard Thaler, Hobbes, Rationality, Matthew B. Crawford, Sunstein, Ann Althouse, Thaler, Emotional Politics, Coronavirus, COVID


AmigaOS Is Still Getting Updates and Upgrades

Mike Bouma (Slashdot reader #85,252) writes: A-EON Technology Ltd has released Enhancer Software Release 2.1 for AmigaOS4.1 FE update 2, which itself was released on 23 December 2020. It's an OS enhancement package with large amounts of updated and upgraded OS components. Also earlier this year Hyperion released AmigaOS 3.2 for all classic Amigas. Here's a roundup of new features by The Guru Meditation on YouTube. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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