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3D-printed suicide capsules are now legal in Switzerland

Dutch designer Alexander Bannink explains how the "Sarco" euthanasia pod works as a woman experiences sitting in the device by wearing virtual reality glasses, on April 14, 2018 at the Amsterdam Funeral Expo.Jan Hennop/AFP via Getty Images Sarco capsules flood their interior with nitrogen and reduce oxygen to help an individual pass away. Compared to other methods, Sarco provides a peaceful death without using controlled substances. Dr. Philip Nitschke estimates the Sarco capsule should be re...
Tags: Science, Technology, News, Suicide, International, Trends, Prototypes, Colombia, 3d Printing, Netherlands, Innovation, Switzerland, Terminal, Euthanasia, Dutch, Prototype


New drone owner? Check out this video before you fly

With drones again expected to be a hot-ticket item over the holiday season, the FAA has launched a safety campaign urging new pilots to follow the rules.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Quadcopters, Faa, Drone Rules


3D-printed suicide pods are now legal in Switzerland

Dutch designer Alexander Bannink explains how the "Sarco" euthanasia pod works as a woman experiences sitting in the device by wearing virtual reality glasses, on April 14, 2018 at the Amsterdam Funeral Expo.Jan Hennop/AFP via Getty Images Sarco capsules flood their interior with nitrogen and reduce oxygen to help an individual pass away. Compared to other methods, Sarco provides a peaceful death without using controlled substances, according to Swiss Info. Dr. Philip Nitschke estimates the S...
Tags: Science, Technology, News, Suicide, International, Trends, Prototypes, Colombia, 3d Printing, Netherlands, Innovation, Switzerland, Terminal, Euthanasia, Dutch, Prototype


After 25 Years, Quake 1 Gets Major 'Horde' Mode Update

Ars Technica reports: Months after the first-person-shooter classic Quake got a major 25th anniversary re-release, its modern handlers have returned with an update that exceeds all expectations. Thursday's new 770MB patch on all platforms (Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, PC) adds an entirely new co-op combat mode, and it officially opens the game's mod floodgates for players outside the PC ecosystem. The uncreatively named "Horde" mode works much like a mode of the same name in Gears of War. Inst...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Bethesda, MachineGames


Another Crypto Heist: $150M+ Stolen from Trading Platform BitMart

"We have identified a large-scale security breach..." the official announcement begins. CNBC reports: Hackers have taken $196 million from crypto trading platform BitMart, a security firm said Saturday. BitMart confirmed the hack in an official statement Saturday night, calling it "a large-scale security breach" and writing that hackers withdrew about $150 million in assets. However, blockchain security and data analytics firm Peckshield estimates that the loss is closer to $200 million. Bi...
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Activist Facebook Group Shuts Down Marketers Selling Dangerous 'Magic Dirt' on Facebook

NBC News tells the hair-raising tale of Black Oxygen Organics (or "BOO" for short). Put more simply, the product is dirt — four-and-a-half ounces of it, sealed in a sleek black plastic baggie and sold for $110 plus shipping. Visitors to the Black Oxygen Organics website, recently taken offline, were greeted with a pair of white hands cradling cups of dirt like an offering. "A gift from the Ground," it reads. "Drink it. Wear it. Bathe in it." BOO, which "can be taken by anyone at any age, as wel...
Tags: Facebook, Nbc News, Tech, Georgia, Food And Drug Administration, Google Earth, Fda, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Ohio State University, Health Canada, Facebook Group, MLM, Direct Selling Association, Black Oxygen Organics, Consumer Awareness Institute


2021 'Web Almanac' Research Finds Lots of CSS, JavaScript, jQuery - and Not Much WebAssembly

"HTTP Archive is a community-run project that has been tracking how the web is built since 2010," explains its web site. "Using WebPageTest and Lighthouse under the hood, metadata about nearly 8.2 million websites are tested monthly and included in a public BigQuery database for analysis." And now 113 people "have volunteered countless hours in the planning, research, writing and production phases of the 2021 Web Almanac," processing 39.5 terabytes of data from 8.2 million web sites (using Jul...
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Apple's expansive and exciting 2022 device lineup potentially revealed

From its first XR headset to the first 5G-ready iPhone SE, here are all the products Apple could release in 2022. #xrheadset
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The US Military Has Taken Action Against Ransomware Groups and 'Imposed Costs'

"The U.S. military has gone on the offensive against ransomware groups," reports CNET, "as U.S. companies increasingly become targets of malware attacks, the nation's top cyber defender acknowledged on Saturday." Up until about nine months ago, reining in ransomware attacks was seen as the responsibility of law enforcement agencies, Gen. Paul M. Nakasone, the head of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, told the New York Times. But attacks like the ones on Colonial P...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, National Security Agency, Cnet, U S Cyber Command, JBS, Nakasone, Paul M Nakasone


Sneaky prompts: Microsoft warns billions of Google Chrome users to stop using it now

Microsoft is warning those who use Windows computers to stop using the Google Chrome browser as soon as possible.The company says users should be now switching to Edge instead.Launched in 2015, Edge is Microsoft's own browser,... [Author: [email protected]]
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The Case for a Four-Day Work Week

Recently a New York Times headlined asked "Is the four-day work week finally within our grasp?" Kickstarter, Shake Shack and Unilever's New Zealand unit are among those that have experimented with the four-day workweek, or have announced plans to. And after an experiment in Iceland supported the idea that the system improves worker well-being without reducing overall output, a majority of the country's workers have now moved to shorter workweeks, or will gain the right to... Roughly 1% of Icelan...
Tags: Japan, Microsoft, California, Tech, Unilever, Britain, New York Times, New Zealand, William Gibson, Iceland, Atom Bank, Reuters, Newsweek, Menlo Park California, Mark Takano, Alex Soojung Kim Pang


'The Insane Resurgence of Vinyl Records'

"Fueled largely by millenial hipsters under the age of 35, the old, outdated format has risen from the dead," argues the Hustle: In the 1970s, vinyl sales peaked at 530 million units per year and accounted for 66% of all music format revenues... [B]y the '90s, vinyl sales dipped to less than 10 million units — a mere 0.1% of market share. In recent years, though, something odd has happened: Vinyl has made a small but mighty comeback... In an age of fleeting digital pleasures, vinyl has quenched...
Tags: Ebay, Tech, Insane Resurgence of Vinyl Records, U S Per Forbes


Google's mail-in Pixel repair service reportedly compromised photos and accounts

People at Google's mail-in Pixel service have reportedly breached photos and accounts on customers' phones..
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Meet the People Living in Simulations of Life on Mars

Smithsonian magazine explores the many Mars simulation facilities around the world, including the Mars Desert Research Station — which is located in Utah, four hours south of Salt Lake City, "but everyone spoke and acted as though they were actually on Mars." A group of six people lived in a two-story cylindrical building. The commander, a former member of the Army National Guard, kept the participants on a strict schedule of fixing electrical systems, taking inventory, tidying up the facilitie...
Tags: Utah, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Brooklyn, Hawaii, International Space Station, Smithsonian, Salt Lake City, Mars, Houston, Klos, Army National Guard, Johnson Space Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, Human Research Program


The Reason Dragon Ball Z Has All Those Filler Episodes

"Dragon Ball Z" is a wildly popular anime series that's best known for its epic action sequences. The action-packed shonen franchise has a reputation for being filled to the brim with crazy battle arcs and long drawn out fights, but not every episode of the show keeps the bloody, breakneck pace going. Some slow down to explore the characters in other, unexpected ways; I'm talking, of course, about the many filler episodes scattered throughout "Dragon Ball Z." Although the temptation is to dismis...
Tags: Google, Television, Movies, Earth, DMV, Angela, Piccolo, Gohan, Chi Chi, Goku, Majin Buu, Son Goku, Videl


Google Korea’s volunteering spirit runs deep

I grew up in a challenging environment, but I always felt fortunate to be surrounded by people who would always lend a helping hand when I needed it. Even at the young age of 10, their actions motivated me to extend help to people I interact with and that brought me joy. Thanks to the generosity of the people around me, I was able to complete my studies and build a career. Someone once told me that the best way to repay kindness was to pay it forward, and I made it a part of who I am today.Since...
Tags: Google, Korea, Seoul, Googlers, Gyeonggi Province, Google in Asia, GoogleServe, Google Korea, Eunjin Kwon, Jacquelline Fuller President of Google


First Apple Mixed Reality Headset Rumored to Focus on Gaming, Media, and Communication

Apple's rumored augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headset will focus on gaming, media consumption, and communication, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. Concept render of Apple's rumored AR headset by Antonio De Rosa Gurman, who often reveals accurate insights into Apple's plans, outlined the broad use-cases that users can expect from the company's mixed reality headset in his weekly "Power On" newsletter. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that Apple is preparing to position its head...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Morgan Stanley, Facetime, Mark Gurman, Bloomberg.com, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Gurman, AR/VR, Focus on Gaming Media and Communication, Antonio De Rosa Gurman, App Store Look for Apple


2022 Apple Watch Lineup Rumored to Include New Apple Watch SE and 'Rugged' Model for Sports

Apple is planning an entire revamp of its Apple Watch lineup for 2022, including an update to the Apple Watch SE and a new Apple Watch with a rugged design aimed at sports athletes, according to respected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. Writing in the latest installment of his Power On newsletter, Gurman said that for 2022, alongside the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple is planning an update to the ‌Apple Watch SE‌. The ‌Apple Watch SE‌ was released in September 2020 and has since served as a mi...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Nike, Bloomberg, Apple Watch, Mark Gurman, Gurman, Apple Watch SE


Which Developers Were Paid the Most in 2021?

InfoWorld reports reveals this year's highest-paying software developer roles according to Robert Half's 2022 Salary Guide (which uses research conducted this summer on America's average salary range for the 50th and 75th percentile of applicants): The highest paying non-C-suite role in 2021 is the cloud architect. Organizations are looking for talented engineers to guide their digital transformation efforts. Cloud/network architect: $153,750-$180,500 Applications architect: $150,500-$180,250...
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AI can’t steal your job if you work alongside it — here’s how we might collaborate

Whether it’s athletes on a sporting field or celebrities in the jungle, nothing holds our attention like the drama of vying for a single prize. And when it comes to the evolution of artificial intelligence (AI), some of the most captivating moments have also been delivered in nailbiting finishes. In 1997, IBM’s Deep Blue chess computer was pitted against grandmaster and reigning world champion Garry Kasparov, having lost to him the previous year. But this time, the AI won. The popular Chinese ga...
Tags: Google, Startups, Ibm, Garry Kasparov, Neural, Next Featured


With New Funding Model, MST3K Attempts Online Comeback, Live Tour

Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: Mystery Science Theatre 3000 will be coming back in 2022 with thirteen new episodes, plus 12 additional shorts and 12 monthly live events. "And this time, we're doing it without a network," explains the web page for their successful comeback campaign on Kickstarter. "Season 13 will be released exclusively in MST3K's new online virtual theatre, THE GIZMOPLEX." 36,581 backers pledged $6,519,019 to fund their own dedicated MST3K venue online, and most...
Tags: America, Tech, Turkey, Chicago, Broadway, Kickstarter, San Diego, Seattle, Slashdot, Jack Palance, Joel Hodgson, Gizmoplex, Salt Lake City Reno, California San Francisco Los Angeles, U S Portland Denver Austin Atlanta Durham, Worcester New York City


How can children in the UK be protected from seeing online pornography?

As concern grows among experts about the impact on children of seeing pornographic images, how can access be restricted?Campaigners threaten UK legal action over porn sites’ lack of age verification‘They see it in corridors, in bathrooms, on the bus’: UK schools’ porn crisisWhy are children’s safety groups calling for age verification on porn sites?They fear it is too easy for children to access publicly available pornography online. Experts who work with children say pornography gives children ...
Tags: Business, UK, Technology, Children, Society, Regulators, Child protection, Global development, Pornography, Internet Safety, Child rights


Campaigners threaten UK legal action over porn sites’ lack of age verification

Exclusive: failure to prevent children seeing online porn puts them at risk of abuse and lifelong trauma, say children’s safety groups‘They see it in corridors, in bathrooms, on the bus’: UK schools’ porn crisisHow can children in the UK be protected from seeing online pornography?The UK data watchdog must introduce age verification for commercial pornography sites or face a high court challenge over any failure to act, children’s safety groups have warned.The demand in a letter to the Informati...
Tags: Business, UK, Technology, Children, Society, Regulators, Child protection, Social Care, Global development, Pornography, Internet Safety, Child rights, Information Commissioner 's Office ICO


Apple Planning Five New Macs for 2022, Including Entry-Level MacBook Pro Refresh

Apple is working on five new Macs for launch in 2022, including a new version of the entry-level MacBook Pro, according to Bloomberg's Mark... #macs #planningfive #macbookpro
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New Google Pixel Watch renders show off the smartwatch of your dreams

Google's Pixel smartphones may not be a commercial success, but they help set a benchmark that other Android manufacturers should follow with their devices. While the big G also develops Wear OS,... #leak #rohan #smartwatch #googlepixelwatch #smartphones #android #wearos3
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iPad Pro With Wireless Charging, iPad Air 5, and iPad 10 Reported to Debut in 2022

Apple is preparing to update three of its iPad models in 2022, including the entry-level ‌iPad‌, iPad Air, and iPad Pro, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. In his latest "Power On" newsletter, Gurman reiterated Apple's plans to release a new ‌iPad Pro‌ in 2022, featuring a new design and wireless charging, and clarified the company's intention to release new versions of the entry-level ‌iPad‌ and ‌iPad Air‌. The entry-level ‌iPad‌ received a moderate update this year, adding the A13 chip...
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Bloomberg, Mark Gurman, iPad Air, Bloomberg.com, Gurman, iPad Pro 12.9, iPad Pro 11, iPad (low cost


Where To Get Real Estate Humor, Technology, Marketing and News

With 187 million users, Twitter remains a monster social network and much loved way to share news, commentary, content and opinion. For a real estate perspective there’s no better place to go than the AgencyLogic Twitter account. Simply follow @AgencyLogic and enjoy!
Tags: Twitter, Real Estate, Technology, News, Funny, Marketing, Social Media, Fun, Radio, Content, Social Network, AgencyLogic, Single Property Website, Single Property Websites, AgencyLogic Twitter


These are the apps I used to become fluent in Chinese, one of the world's most difficult languages to learn

Oscar Wong/Getty Images I've been studying Chinese — one of the hardest languages for English speakers to learn — for over a decade Though you can't learn Chinese with apps alone, technology can be a great tool for language learning. These are the apps that helped me become fluent in Mandarin Chinese.  I've been studying Mandarin Chinese for about a decade, and even after many classes, living in Beijing, and countless hours of studying and practicing, the learning process can stil...
Tags: Apps, Spotify, Technology, China, Trends, Tech, Phone, Features, Netflix, Chinese, Beijing, Language, New York Times, Youku, Language Learning, Mandarin


Gurman: Apple planning redesigned iPad Pro, high-end iMac, new Mac Pro, more for 2022

Apple had a busy year in 2021, announcing the iPhone 13 lineup, new Apple Silicon-powered Macs, and more. Looking ahead to 2022, there’s still a lot to expect from the company. In the latest... #imac #macs #markgurman #ipadpro #macpro #iphone13
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Thieves can use AirTags to track and steal your car from your driveway

An increasing number of thieves use Apple’s AirTag tracker to track a target car to the owner’s home and steal it from the driveway. #driveway #thieves #airtags #targetca
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