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Meta signs huge lease, allowing it to snap up 33 floors of Austin's soon-to-be largest skyscraper

Austin, Texas.RYAN KYTE/Getty Images Facebook's parent Meta will lease 589,000 square feet of office space in Austin, Texas.  Austin Business Journal reported that the leased space will be in the city's tallest building.  The 66-story skyscraper is still under construction and due to be completed in 2023.  Facebook's parent company Meta has signed a deal to snag a huge amount of extra office space in Austin, Texas. Austin Business Journal recently reported that the company will le...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Real Estate, News, Trends, Tech, Austin, Property, Meta, Guadalupe, Austin Business Journal, Tech Insider, Mark Zuckberg, Real Esate, Weekend BI UK


Ask Slashdot: Why Do Programmers Make So Many Mistakes?

A technical question occurred to Slashdot reader OneHundredAndTen when filling out forms online. "Are the programmers responsible for them stupid, incompetent, lazy, or all rolled into one?" They provided two real-world examples that inspired the question: - "I made up a company name that happened to contain a digit. When I submitted the information I got a big fat error diagnostic about this box, to the effect that numerals are not allowed in a company name. So you know, people â" no digits...
Tags: Tech, Murphy, UnknownSoldier Slashdot


BOE to Manufacture Up to 15-Inch OLED Displays Aimed for Future iPads

Apple supplier BOE recently converted one of its factories in China in order to manufacture larger OLED displays for devices beyond smartphones, including tablets and computers, according to Korean website The Elec. The report claims that BOE is likely aiming to supply OLED displays for future iPads, after becoming a supplier of iPhone 13 displays last year. The repurposed factory will be able to manufacture up to 15-inch displays, but it remains to be seen if Apple ever releases a 15-inch iP...
Tags: Apple, China, Samsung, Bloomberg, Boe, Lg, Mark Gurman, iPad Pro 12.9, iPad Pro 11


Relive the moment Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone exactly 15 years ago

Steve Jobs unveiled the very first iPhone at a special event in San Francisco on January 9, 2007. Relive the historic moment exactly 15 years on ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, News, Steve Jobs, San Francisco, Trends, Phones


Green Texts In IMessages Nudges Teens To Use IPhones

Slashdot reader PolygamousRanchKid quotes a report from Apple Insider: Apple's color-coding of SMS communications in green in iMessage plays a role alongside other feature in getting teenagers to switch from Android to iPhone, a report claims, with a pressure to fit in with their peers promoting moves to turn their messages blue. The use of green and blue to show whether a message to a user is made through iMessage or via other devices has become more than a simple convenience indicator for user...
Tags: Apple, New York, Tech, Wall Street Journal, Epic Apple, Jocelyn Maher, Maher Apple


Open Source Developer Intentionally Corrupts His Own Widely-Used Libraries

"Users of popular open-source libraries 'colors' and 'faker' were left stunned after they saw their applications, using these libraries, printing gibberish data and breaking.." reports BleepingComputer. "The developer of these libraries intentionally introduced an infinite loop that bricked thousands of projects that depend on 'colors and 'faker'." The colors library receives over 20 million weekly downloads on npm alone, and has almost 19,000 projects depending on it. Whereas, faker receives ...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Infosec, Aaron Swartz, Sergio, Oss, Squires, Marak, Marak Squires


Museum Announces Highest Resolution Ever for an Image of a Painting

Rembrandt's masterpiece The Night Watch "can now be viewed on computers everywhere in ultra high definition," writes The Hill. But ultra high definition is an understatement, according to long-time Slashdot reader dr_blurb. "Some tech specs: 717 Gigapixels in a 5.6 terabyte image: 8,439 individual images, taken with a 100 megapixel Hasselblad H6D 400 MS camera." This single image is over four meters in length and three meters in height, reports Digital Photography Review: The museum also poi...
Tags: Tech, Rembrandt, Slashdot, Digital Photography Review, Robert Erdmann


Amazon Joins Lockheed Martin and Cisco to Send Alexa to Space, Offers NASA Tours for SchoolKids

"Alexa, when are we arriving at the moon?" quips GeekWire. Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: This week brought news that Amazon is teaming up with Lockheed Martin and Cisco to put its Alexa voice assistant on NASA's Orion spacecraft for the (uncrewed) Artemis 1 round-the-moon mission.... On the heels of that announcement came news that Amazon Future Engineer (AFE) has partnered with Mobile CSP and the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) on the Alexa for Astronauts program, w...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Tech, Cisco, Nasa, Mit, Orion, Lockheed Martin, Artemis, Alexa, Slashdot, NSF, Johnson Space Center, AP Computer Science Principles, WebEx, NSTA


Apple Car Schematics Reportedly Presented to Japanese Auto Parts Maker in 2020

In January 2020, a man who identified himself as an Apple parts manager informed Japanese auto supplier Sanden that Apple wanted to make electric vehicles, and presented schematics of an electric vehicle and air conditioner parts, according to Nikkei Asia. Apple Car concept by Vanarama based on patents filed by Apple Sanden is a leading manufacturer of air conditioner parts for vehicles, and Apple and Sanden went on to discuss specific parts requirements, the report claims. However, due to f...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Mark Gurman, Apple Inc, Apple Car, Gurman, Sanden, Vanarama, Nikkei.com, Nikkei Asia Apple, Apple Sanden


Amid Facebook Controversies, Meta's Head of PR 'Leaves a Company on Fire'

Gizmodo writes that "It's hard to blame someone for running away from a burning building. The same can be applied to Silicon Valley, where the head of public relations at Meta, Facebook's parent company, is stepping down." His departure comes as the tech giant struggles to put out several PR fires, most notable among them the fallout from the "Facebook Papers," a series of damning reports first published by the Journal last fall that included thousands of leaked internal documents. "The centr...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Microsoft, Tech, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Silicon Valley, Gizmodo, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Alphabet Inc, Haugen, John Pinette, Meta Facebook, Facebook Controversies Meta


As NASA Celebrates Successful Deployment of James Webb Telescope Mirror - What Happens Next?

"Mirror, mirror...is deployed," NASA tweeted Saturday, confirming that the James Webb telescope "has taken on its final form. For the next ~6 months, the space telescope will cool down, calibrate its instruments, and prepare to #UnfoldTheUniverse." With a diameter of 21.3 feet, the telescope's mirror is the largest mirror ever launched into space — a joint effort with the European Space Agency and Canadian Space Agency. "Good news keep coming," the ESA tweeted yesterday. " Mike Menzel, NASA W...
Tags: Washington, Tech, Nasa, Esa, European Space Agency, James Webb Space Telescope, Slashdot, Webb, LaGrange, NASA Headquarters, James Webb, Bill Nelson, Sun Earth, Canadian Space Agency, Webb Space Telescope, Science Mission Directorate


America's FAA Reveals 50 Airports Getting '5G Buffer' Zones for Six Months

America's Federal Aviation Administration "has published the list of 50 airports around which it wants Verizon and AT&T to create '5G buffer' zones..." reports PC Magazine: The Department of Transportation previously asked Verizon and AT&T to delay the deployment of their C-Band networks from Dec. 5, 2021 to Jan. 5 due to concerns about interference affecting the altimeters used by commercial aircraft. Then on Jan. 2 the FAA asked the carriers to push back the debut of their C-Band networks aga...
Tags: Verizon, America, Tech, Faa, Department Of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Reuters, Slashdot


MGLRU Is A Very Enticing Enhancement For Linux In 2022

Going back a number of months Google engineers have been working to address the issue of the Linux kernel's page reclaim code being too expensive for which they devised the multi-generational LRU framework "MGLRU" and it continues being worked on with mainline ambitions.
Tags: Google, Linux, LRU


The Boy King of YouTube

"Until recently," writes the NY Times' Jay Caspian Kang, "my daughter and I were somehow able to avoid the king of toy videos: Ryan Kaji." There's no one way to describe what Kaji, who is now 10 years old, has done across his multiple YouTube channels, cable television shows and live appearances: In one video, he is giving you a tour of the Legoland Hotel; in another, he splashes around in his pool to introduce a science video about tsunamis. But for years, what he has mostly done is play with ...
Tags: Youtube, White House, Barack Obama, Tech, Times, Legoland Hotel, Thomas, Ny Times, McDonald, Ryan, Slashdot, Jay Caspian Kang, Kaji, Ryan Kaji, Amazon Walmart Nickelodeon Skechers Ryan, Minecraft Read


SUPERMAN, CINDERELLA AND MINIONS GIVE CHILDREN COVID-19 SHOTS

A medical staff member wearing a costume looks at a child who receives a shot of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a mass vaccination center in Prague, Czech Republic, January 8, 2022. REUTERS/David W Cerny Superman, Cinderella and Minions were among characters from films, comics and fairy tales who greeted children at a COVID-19 vaccination centre in Prague on Saturday to ease their nerves as they came to be inoculated. Despite a lull in coronavirus infections i...
Tags: Tech, Eu, European Union, Czech Republic, Prague, Prague Czech Republic, David W Cerny, David W Cerny Superman Cinderella, Nikola Melicharova, Jaroslav Kottner


The Origin of the Blinking Cursor

Long-time Slashdot reader jimminy_cricket shares a new article from the technology site Inverse exploring the origin of blinking cursors. They trace the invention to the 1960s and electronics engineer Charles Kiesling, a naval veteran of the Korean War who "spent his immediate post-war years on a new challenge: the exploding computing age." Still decades away from personal computers — let alone portable ones — Kiesling was joining the ranks of engineers tinkering with room-sized computers lik...
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Tech, Ibm, Slashdot, Unisys, Walter Isaacson, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Haigh, Thomas Haigh, Kiesling, Charles Kiesling, Sperry Rand


Threat Actors Can Simulate IPhone Reboots and Keep IOS Malware On a Device

An anonymous reader quotes The Record: In a piece of groundbreaking research published on Tuesday night, security firm ZecOps said that it found a way to block and then simulate an iOS restart operation, a technique that they believe could be extremely useful to attackers who may want to trick users into thinking they rebooted their device and as a result, maintain access for their malware on that infected system. The technique is of extreme importance and gravity because of the way the iPhone m...
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Today Marks 15 Years Since Steve Jobs Unveiled the Original iPhone

Today is January 9, which means it's been 15 years since Apple CEO Steve Jobs stood on stage at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, California... #stevejobs #originaliphonetoday #macworldexpo
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, San Francisco California


The Boys Season 3 teaser goes viral

IMAGE - THE BOYS INSTA Amazon Prime Video released the teaser of its action-thriller web show The Boys Season 3 on its social media platform. The teaser of The Boys Season 3, which will be available for streaming on June 3, sees The Homelander all smiles while Starlight stood beside him. He is all smiles during the photoshoot but he gets angry with each second. The Boys tells the story of a group of individuals taking on heroes/villains with special powers and agendas to show ...
Tags: Tech, Ryan, Voight, Stormfront, Frenchie, Dominique McElligott, Maeve, Laz Alonso, Antony Starr, Nathan Mitchell, Homelander, Billy Butcher, Tomer Kapon, Bill Butcher, Becca Butcher, Jack Quaid Erin Moriarty


Mark Zuckerberg is creating a future that looks like a worse version of the world we already have

Facebook cofounder and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.Meta In late October, Facebook made a huge announcement: It was changing the company name to "Meta." The reason, according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, was to refocus the company around "the metaverse." The vision he presented is a worse version of a reality we already have. Late last October, Facebook cofounder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made a huge announcement: Going forward, the company would be known as "Meta." That parent company would still encom...
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Video Games, Entertainment, La, Trends, Analysis, Vr, Virtual Reality, Oculus Vr, Ar, Meta, Ubisoft, Facetime


Elizabeth Holmes was found guilty. Here's what it was like covering her trial from inside the courtroom.

Welcome back to Insider Weekly! I'm Matt Turner, editor in chief of business at Insider.Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Guilty.So reads the headline on Adam Lashinsky's last dispatch from the Elizabeth Holmes trial. Adam attended the trial from day one, covering Holmes' surprise testimony and last-ditch attempts from her defense team.As the trial concluded, Adam said the Theranos founder "may well walk," thanks to the reasonable doubt her attorney had sown in the minds of jurors. But after s...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Montana, Oregon, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, United States, Reddit, Starbucks, Travis Kalanick, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Northern California, Holmes, Adam


The iPhone at 15: Steve Jobs revealed his greatest product 15 years ago

The iPhone's magical revolution started on Jan. 9, 2007 and helped Apple grow into a $3 trillion company over the next 15 years. #iphone #stevejobs
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs


Gurman: New iPhone SE and More Likely at Apple Event in March or April

Apple's first event of 2022 will likely take place in March or April, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said today in his "Power On" newsletter. Gurman said a new iPhone SE with support for 5G and a faster chip is likely to be among the announcements at the event. "Apple's first virtual event of 2022 is coming up in just a few short months and is likely to take place in either March or April, I'm told," wrote Gurman. Last year, Apple held an event on April 20 to unveil its AirTag item tracker, new iPa...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, MacBook Air, Mark Gurman, Apple Event, Gurman, iPhone SE, Upcoming Apple Products


Libreboot.Org Urges Support for Proposed 'Free Software' Law in New Hampshire

Libreboot.org is publicizing an event this Tuesday of "global importance to Free Software projects, and the movement as a whole... If you live in New Hampshire or in one of the neighbouring states, especially Massachusetts, please listen up! "If you are further away and unable to reach New Hampshire all that easily, please spread the following news anyway. It's important." An important bill is being proposed in New Hampshire, which would enshrine much of what we know as Free Software into law...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Massachusetts, US, Tech, New Hampshire, Free Software


Google Senior Vice President Claims Apple’s iMessage Lock-in System is Designed to Lure Customers to Switch to iPhones

A Google SVP says that Apple has been using its iMessage lock-in system as a form of peer pressure to force customers to switch #seniorvicepresident #svp #imessage #iphones
Tags: Apple, Google, Google SVP


The CEO of a software company offers new staff $5,000 to resign after two weeks — and he says it's helped him retain top talent

CEO of Trainual, Chris Ronzio.Trainual Trainual is a software company that takes an unusual approach to staff retention. The CEO told Insider that paying new starters to leave helps maintain a strong company culture. "It's a powerful thing for them to turn down the cash, opt in, and commit," he said.  Many business owners in a wide range of industries have struggled to find and retain staff amid a nationwide labor shortage. In November, a record 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs. In m...
Tags: Business, Employment, Trends, Strategy, Company Culture, Tech, Employees, Arizona, Ronzio, Tech Insider, Chris Ronzio, Quit Job, Weekend BI UK, Ceo Success, Zahra Tayeb, Trainual Chris Ronzio Trainual Trainual


The trouble with Roblox, the video game empire built on child labour

Young developers on the platform used by many millions of children claim they have been financially exploited, threatened with dismissal and sexually harassed Anna* was 10 when she built her first video game on Roblox, a digital platform where young people can make, share and play games together. She used Roblox much like a child from a previous generation might have used cardboard boxes, marker pens and stuffed toys to build a castle or a spaceship and fill it with characters and story. There w...
Tags: Google, Programming, Utah, Games, Technology, Children, Law, Society, Culture, Computing, Children's Tech, Employment law, Anna, Skype, Roblox


Are we witnessing the dawn of post-theory science?

Does the advent of machine learning mean the classic methodology of hypothesise, predict and test has had its day?Isaac Newton apocryphally discovered his second law – the one about gravity – after an apple fell on his head. Much experimentation and data analysis later, he realised there was a fundamental relationship between force, mass and acceleration. He formulated a theory to describe that relationship – one that could be expressed as an equation, F=ma – and used it to predict the behaviour...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Technology, Medical Research, Computing, Newton, Deepmind, Artificial intelligence (AI


Norton 360 Criticized For Installing a Cryptominer

"Norton 360, one of the most popular antivirus products on the market today, has installed a cryptocurrency mining program on its customers' computers," reports security researcher Brian Krebs. The Verge follows up: The TL;DR is that yes, Norton does install a crypto miner with its software, without making that clear in the initial setup process. But it isn't going to do anything unless you specifically opt in, so it's not a situation where you'll install the security suite and instantly start...
Tags: Tech, Nvidia, Brian Krebs, FAQ, Norton, Slashdot, Chris Vickery, Krebs, JustAnotherOldGuy, Norton Crypto



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