Can We Recycle Lithium-Ion Batteries?

There's a problem with the lithium (Li) ion batteries used in electric cars and for energy storage. The BBC reports that the most widely-used methods for battery recycling won't work nearly as well, since Li batteries are "larger, heavier, much more complex and even dangerous if taken apart wrong." Slashdot reader quonset shared their report: In your average battery recycling plant, battery parts are shredded down into a powder, and then that powder is either melted (pyrometallurgy) or disso...
Tags: UK, Tech, Bbc, Abbott, University of Leicester, Li, Texas A M University, Andrew Abbott, Faraday Institution, Jodie Lutkenhaus

Blood Test Could Help Detect Cancer Earlier In People With Nonspecific Symptoms

Slashdot reader eastlight_jim writes: Scientists from the University of Oxford have today published a study in Clinical Cancer Research which shows that they can use a technique called NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) metabolomics analysis to identify patients with cancer. Specifically, they identify patients with cancer from within a population of generally unwell patients with non-specific symptoms like fatigue and weigh-loss — a traditionally hard-to-diagnose cohort. The technique works be...
Tags: Tech, University of Oxford, Larkin, James Larkin

5 Ways to Earn Money in Brazil Online

Remote working was becoming increasingly popular before 2020, but the pandemic saw a seismic shift in the way many people worked. Although many people have returned to their former work patterns, many more have continued to work from home. Science Direct reports that there are 20,889,687 potential remote workers in Brazil. This represents around 10% of the total population of the country. Apart from the full-time employees working from home, there are also millions of people that wish to w...
Tags: Google, Etsy, Finance, Sales, Paypal, Brazil

New NFT Series Announced - By Cheech and Chong

Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: Yes, it's true. 83-year-old Tommy Chong and and 75-year-old Cheech Marin have reunited to create NFTs — a whole series of 'em — "bringing to life new characters and storylines," according to an official announcement, "while simultaneously celebrating Cheech & Chong's 50-plus year career of commercial and cultural success." The NFT series will be called "Homies in Dreamland." "As many know, I am deeply involved in the art community," Cheech says i...
Tags: Tech, David Bowie, Slashdot, NFT, Tommy Chong, Chong, Cheech, Cheech Chong, Jermaine Rogers, Cheech Marin

Sidney Poitier Documentary in Development at Apple, Oprah Winfrey Attached as Executive Producer

A documentary about the career and life of the late Sidney Poitier is in development at Apple, a source close to the production has confirmed to Variety. Oprah Winfrey is attached as executive producer for the Apple Original Films release. Apple and Winfrey have been developing the documentary for more than a year. Poitier’s family […]
Tags: Apple, News, Oprah Winfrey, Sidney Poitier, Winfrey, Poitier

Sidney Poitier Documentary in Production at Apple, Oprah Winfrey Attached as Executive Producer

A documentary about the career and life of the late Sidney Poitier is in production at Apple, a source close to the project has confirmed to Variety. Oprah Winfrey is attached as executive producer for the Apple Original Films release. Apple and Winfrey have been in production on the documentary for more than a year. […]
Tags: Apple, News, Oprah Winfrey, Sidney Poitier, Winfrey

Paleontologists Excavate 'Incredibly Detailed' Fossils With Preserved Subcellular Structures

Slashdot reader BoogieChile writes: Details of an important new fossil site has just been published in the first Science Advances journal for the new year. McGraths Flat, in New South Wales, Australia, was once the location of this oxbow lake in a mesic rainforest. Today, superb examples of fossilised animals and plants from the Miocene epoch have been recovered, showing incredible detail, including melanosomes preserved in feathers of birds and the eyes of fossilised fish "The discovery of m...
Tags: Tech, University of New South Wales, New South Wales Australia, University of Canberra, Frese, UNSW Sydney, Central Tablelands, Matthew McCurry, Michael Frese, McGraths Flat, BoogieChile

Salesforce To Require MFA For All Users Starting Next Month

An anonymous reader writes: Salesforce, the world's largest customer relationship management platform, said that customers must have a form of multi-factor authentication (MFA) turned on starting next month, or they won't be able to access their accounts. "Beginning February 1, 2022, Salesforce will require customers to use MFA in order to access Salesforce products," the company said last month. Salesforce said that users will be able to choose from using security keys, an authenticator app, or...
Tags: Tech, Salesforce, MFA

HomePod Mini Likely Nearing Launch in Five More Countries

Apple has been testing Swedish language support for Siri on the HomePod mini for at least two months, according to Macradion, suggesting that the HomePod mini will be released in Sweden at some point this year. In addition to Sweden, the HomePod mini will likely launch in at least four more countries in 2022, including the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, and Russia, as the speaker gained support for languages spoken in those countries with a software update in December:Dutch Dutch (Belgiu...
Tags: Apple, Sweden, Russia, Siri, United States, Belgium, Netherlands Belgium Switzerland, United Kingdom Apple, HomePod, HomePod Mini, HomePod HomeKit CarPlay Home Auto Technology, Australia Austria Canada China France Germany, Macradion

TIOBE Announces that the Programming Language of the Year Was Python

The programming language of the year has been announced by the TIOBE Index: Python! But noting that the TIOBE index is based on the number of search results for a programming language across popular search engines, a headline at The Next Web asks: "What does this title even mean?" [TIOBE] takes services such as Google, QQ, Sohu, Amazon, and Wikipedia to calculate the results. TIOBE uses "+" programming" query and a special formula to devise these ratings that change every month. You can read ...
Tags: Google, Python, Microsoft, Dart, Wikipedia, Tech, Mit, Julia, TIOBE, Zdnet, Kotlin, Guido Van Rossum, Anders Hejlsberg, Google QQ Sohu Amazon, Facebook Amazon Web Services Microsoft, Tiobe Kotlin

Mozilla Actually Started Accepting Cryptocurrency Donations Back in 2014

Mike Melanson's "This Week in Programming" column looks at what happened after Mozilla founder Jamie "jwz" Zawinski slammed the group for accepting donations in cryptocurrency (which Zawinski called partnering "with planet-incinerating Ponzi grifters.") Peter Linss, one of the creators of the Gecko browser engine on which Mozilla Firefox is based, also stepped in to back up Zawinski, saying that he was 100% with him and that Mozilla was "meant to be better than this." When Mozilla first anno...
Tags: Tech, Mozilla, Greenpeace, Financial Times, Mozilla Firefox, Wikimedia Foundation, Mozilla Foundation, Peter Linss, Mike Melanson, Jamie jwz Zawinski, Zawinski, Mike Shaver

Google pays tribute to late scientist Stephen Hawking on his 80th birthday

Google on Saturday is paying tribute to renowned scientist Stephen Hawking, who overcame a debilitating disease to continue probing the mysteries of the universe, for what would be his 80th birthday on Earth.
Tags: Google, Cnn, Stephen Hawking

The best 14-inch laptops for 2022

Good 14-inch laptops offer a little more display space while still being lightweight and portable. These are the best models for all sorts of needs.
Tags: Asus, Trends, Hp, Computing, Lenovo, Laptop Buying, 14-inch Laptops, Tier 4

How to watch YouTube on a Google Nest Hub Smart Display

Learn how easy it is to watch and control YouTube on your Google Nest Hub smart display.
Tags: Google, Youtube, Trends, How-to, Smart Home, Smart Display, Google smart home, Nest Hub, Proactive Evergreen

27,000 US Flights Cancelled Since Christmas Eve

Today in airports around the world, 3,189 flights were cancelled, according to the flight-tracking website FlightAware. And 5,155 more flights were cancelled yesterday (with another 1,345 flights also already cancelled for tomorrow). Even in the U.S., the Washington Post reports on "an epic travel meltdown in its third week that has forced the cancellation of more than 27,000 flights since the first signs of trouble on Christmas Eve," again citing figures from FlightAware. By January 1st t...
Tags: Post, US, Tech, U S The Washington Post

Google exec gives harshest rebuke yet of iMessage lock-in effect in push for RCS on iOS

In recent years, Google has been very critical of Apple not supporting the RCS standard to make iMessage more interoperable with Android... #imessage #rcs #android #ios
Tags: Google, RCS

Thermaltake Presents New Custom Liquid Cooling Products

Thermaltake, the leading PC DIY premium brand for Cooling, Gaming Gear, and Enthusiast Memory solutions, is elated to present new custom cooling products, including a new cooling kit, a liquid cooling system dashboard for monitoring, and three new water blocks. The post Thermaltake Presents New Custom Liquid Cooling Products appeared first on
Tags: All News, Hardware News, Watercooling, Press Releases, Liquid Cooling, Thermaltake, CES 2022

Google Doodle Honors Stephen Hawking's 80th Birthday

Slashdot reader DevNull127 writes: Google marked what would've been Stephen Hawking's 80th birthday with a very special Doodle — an animated video in which the voice of Stephen Hawking speaks again, generated and used with the approval of the Hawking estate. "My expectations were reduced to zero at 21. Everything since then has been a bonus," Hawking says in the video. "Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free. I have spent my life travelling across t...
Tags: Google, Tech, Stephen Hawking, Cambridge University, Stephen, Kip Thorne Stephen

MSI To Enter Gaming Router Arena with the RadiX AXE6600

It looks like MSI will be entering the gaming router market. During CES 2022 they gave us a little detail on their upcoming gaming router, the RadiX AXE6600. The post MSI To Enter Gaming Router Arena with the RadiX AXE6600 appeared first on
Tags: Gaming, Networking, All News, Hardware News, Router, MSI, Gaming Router, CES 2022, RadiX AXE6600, MSI To Enter Gaming Router Arena

'Worst of CES' Awards Announced by Right-to-Repair/Privacy Advocates

The Register reports on a unique response to CES: Six right-to-repair advocates assembled on Friday morning to present's second annual Worst in Show Awards, a selection of the "the least private, least secure, least repairable, and least sustainable gadgets at CES." In a presentation streamed on YouTube, author and activist Cory Doctorow presided over the condemnation session. He said that he has been attending the Consumer Electronics Show for decades and vendors will gladly enumera...
Tags: Youtube, Samsung, Tech, Mercedes, Cory Doctorow, John Deere, NFT, Kyle Wiens, Wiens, Beanie Babies, Paul Roberts, Community Choice, Nathan Proctor, NFT Aggregation Platform, Repair Privacy Advocates, USPIRG

NASA is Hosting a Live Press Event for Webb Telescope's Final Major Deployment

Right now, NASA is providing live coverage for the conclusion of the James Webb Space Telescope's major spacecraft deployments. NASA offered this description of the event earlier this week: Beginning no earlier than 9 a.m. EST, NASA will air live coverage of the final hours of Webb's major deployments. After the live broadcast concludes, at approximately 1:30 p.m. [EST], NASA will hold a media briefing. Both the broadcast and media briefing will air live on NASA TV, the NASA app, and the agency...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Hubble, James Webb Space Telescope, Hubble Space Telescope, Webb, James Webb, SlashGear, NASA James Webb

On my radar: Anne-Marie Imafidon’s cultural highlights

The mathematician and Countdown presenter on Caribbean comfort food, a podcast for millennials and her owl-shaped bestieBorn and raised in east London, the mathematician Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, 31, was announced last month as a new presenter on Countdown, covering Rachel Riley’s maternity leave. A child prodigy, Imafidon passed two GCSEs at primary school and two A-levels aged 11. She graduated from the University of Oxford with a master of mathematics and computer science degree in 2010 and in...
Tags: Food, UK, Comedy, Technology, London, Television, Podcasts, Film, Culture, University of Oxford, Caribbean, Rachel Riley, Anne Marie Imafidon

India's antitrust body orders Google inquiry after news publishers complain

The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay India's competition regulator on Friday ordered an investigation into Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google following allegations by news publishers, saying its initial view was that the tech giant had violated certain antitrust laws. In its order, the Competition Commission of India (ICC) said Google dominates some online search services in the country and may...
Tags: Google, London, Australia, France, India, Tech, Icc, Alphabet Inc, CCI, Hannah McKay, Digital News Publishers Association, Competition Commission of India ICC

Chinese police rap Walmart for cybersecurity loopholes - local media

Walmart signs are displayed inside a Walmart store in Mexico City, Mexico March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo Chinese authorities rapped Walmart for allegedly breaking cybersecurity laws, according to local media, the latest issue for retailer U.S which is already the subject of allegations in the country for allegedly halting sales of products from the Xinjiang. Police in southern China's Shenzhen city discovered 19 "vulnerabilities" in Walmart's network syst...
Tags: China, Tech, Walmart, Shanghai, Xinjiang, Sam, Shenzhen, Reuters, Mexico City Mexico, Sam s Club, ScienceTechnology, China Quality News

GameStop jumps after report on NFT trading hub, crypto pact

  A GameStop Inc. store is shown in Encinitas, California, U.S., May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake Shares of GameStop Corp (GME.N) rose on Friday after  the video game retailer announced plans to expand its non-fungible token (NFT) market and partner with crypto companies. The company's shares soared last year as they were at the center of a battle between small investors coordinating on online forums and Wall Street hedge funds that had taken short positions. Since mid-Novem...
Tags: Finance, Tech, Gamestop, Reuters, NFT, Mike Blake, Encinitas California, GameStop Inc, GameStop Corp GME, Ihor Dusaniwsky, S3 Partners, Dusaniwsky, Wall Street Journal GameStop, Mirabaud Neil Campling Short

Sonos wins Google import ban ruling in U.S. patent fight

The Google name is displayed outside the company's office in London, Britain November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville A US commercial court has banned Google  from importing products that infringe the smart speaker patents of the home audio company Sonos. The US International Trade Commission upheld a ruling in August  that Google's audio products infringe five Sonos patents and have banned Google from importing "network speaker devices" and devices that can control them, such ...
Tags: Google, London, China, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Netherlands, Sonos, US International Trade Commission, Toby Melville, Google Home, Eddie Lazarus Sonos, California Canada France Germany, ITC Sonos

Top 10 trending travel destinations for January: Vermont, Montana, Florida, Nevada, more

Among Google's top trending destinations for January: Vermont, Montana, Florida, Nevada, Texas, California, Tennessee and Georgia.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Usa, News, Georgia, Usa Today, Vermont Montana Florida Nevada

What NOT to do in your Garden in January

January is a great time for me – I ignore the garden and stay indoors by the fire as much as possible. I love indoors. With a good book. So does he…….   And I do need the break to recharge. An obsession with the garden eventually goes stale without a decent break now and again. Avoiding the plot gives me a chance to see it afresh when I re-engage and this might be my best chance to see the shortcomings and, having had a rest, feel invigorated enough to put a design horror right. Maybe. But t...
Tags: Apple, Gardening, UK, Yorkshire, Mistletoe, Lawns, Hellebores, Wisteria, Rhubarb, Edging, Sarcococca, Charles Dowding, Daisies, Real Gardening, Alstromeria, Sorry Best


A pharmacist holds a vial of the Moderna coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine in West Haven, Connecticut, U.S., February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar The effectiveness of COVID-19 boosters  is likely to wane in the coming months, and people may need another shot in the fall of 2022, Moderna Inc CEO Stéphane Bancel told a  conference on Thursday on health conference organized by Goldman Sachs.  Bancel said the company is working on a  vaccine candidate for the Omicron var...
Tags: Tech, United States, Vaccine, Naftali Bennett, Mike Segar, Moderna, Stéphane Bancel, Moderna Inc, Bancel, Goldman Sachs Bancel

Retiring "Lena", the Playboy nude used to calibrate imaging tech

Losing Lena is a 2-minute film about a nude photograph from a 1972 issue of Playboy, an image often used by software and hardware developers as a test card. It's long past time to retire it: it's a poor-quality photograph no good for its supposed purpose, and its covert function of sneaking a nude into the workflow highlights what a sexist sausage party tech is. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Sexism, Tech, Lena, Imaging, Smut

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