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‘Moore’s Law’ For Carbon Would Defeat Global Warming

Today at 04:05 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MIT Technology Review: A streamlined set of goals for reducing carbon emissions could simplify the way nations approach the quest to reduce human impact on the planet. A group of European researchers have a refreshingly straightforward solution that they call a carbon law — or, as the Guardian has coined it, a “Moore’s law for carbon.” The overarching...

Microsoft Delivers Secure China-Only Cut of Windows 10

Today at 03:25 AM, via Slashdot

Earlier this week, CEO of Microsoft Greater China, Alain Crozier, told China Daily that the company is ready to roll out a version of Windows 10 with extra security features demanded by China’s government. “We have already developed the first version of the Windows 10 government secure system. It has been tested by three large enterprise customers,” Crozier said. The Register reports: China...

Venezuelan Developers Are Using Bitcoin, Rare Pepe Trading Cards To Fight Against a Dismal Economy

Today at 02:05 AM, via Slashdot

According to Crypto Insider, Venezuelan developers have been selling “rare pepes” — trading cards that contain unique illustrations and photoshops of the character Pepe the Frog. While the trading cards started out as nothing more than a joke, many of them have been traded for thousands of dollars on the Counterparty platform, which is built on top of Bitcoin, and have provided a way for many...

South Korea Finds Qualcomm Prevented Samsung From Selling Its Exynos Processors

Today at 01:20 AM, via Slashdot

According to the South Korea Trade Commission (SKTC), Qualcomm prevented Samsung from selling its Exynos processors to various third-party phone manufacturers. “The Commission’s report claims that Qualcomm abused its standard-essential patents — which define technical standards like Wi-Fi and 4G — to prevent Samsung from selling its modems, integrated processors, and other chips to smartphone...

FedEx Will Pay You $5 To Install Flash

Today at 00:40 AM, via Slashdot

FedEx’s Office Print department is offering customers $5 to enable Adobe Flash in their browsers. Why would they do such a thing you may ask? It’s because they want customers to design posters, signs, manuals, banners and promotional agents using their “web-based config-o-tronic widgets,” which requires Adobe Flash. The Register reports: But the web-based config-o-tronic widgets that let you...

Judge: eBay Can’t Be Sued Over Seller Accused of Patent Infringement

Today at 00:00 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: It’s game over for an Alabama man who claims his patent on “Carpenter Bee Traps” is being infringed by competing products on eBay. Robert Blazer filed his lawsuit in 2015, saying that his U.S. Patent No. 8,375,624 was being infringed by a variety of products being sold on eBay. Blazer believed the online sales platform should have to pay...

How Noisy Is Your Neighborhood? Now There’s A Map For That

Yesterday at 23:40 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader share an NPR article: There’s no denying it: Los Angeles isn’t exactly gentle on the ears. That’s one lesson, at least, from a comprehensive noise map created by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. On the interactive U.S. map the agency released this week, which depicts data on noise produced primarily by airports and interstate highways, few spots glare with such...

AMC Plans Ad-Free Streaming Service

Yesterday at 23:20 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader shares a Fortune report: AMC Networks, whose shows include The Walking Dead, is planning to launch a commercial-free online video streaming service aimed at millennial TV subscribers, two sources familiar with the situation told Reuters this week. Unlike standalone streaming options from Time Warner’s HBO and from CBS, AMC’s would be exclusively available to consumers who...

Uber Manager Told Female Engineer That ‘Sexism is Systemic in Tech’

Yesterday at 22:40 PM, via Slashdot

Sam Levin, writing for The Guardian: Uber is facing yet another discrimination scandal after a manager who was recruiting a female engineer defended the company by saying “sexism is systemic in tech.” On 14 March, an engineering manager at Uber tried to recruit Kamilah Taylor, a senior software engineer at another Silicon Valley company, for a developer position at the San Francisco...

T-Mobile Kicks Off Industry Robocall War With Network-Level Blocking and ID Tools

Yesterday at 22:00 PM, via Slashdot

T-Mobile is among the first U.S. telecom companies to announce plans to thwart pesky robocallers. From a report on VentureBeat: The move represents part of an industry-wide Robocall Strike Force set up by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last year to combat the 2 billion-plus automated calls U.S. consumers deal with each month. Other key members of the group include Apple, Google,...

The Days of Google Talk Are Over

Yesterday at 21:20 PM, via Slashdot

The days of Google Talk are quickly coming to an end. An anonymous reader shares a TechCrunch report: As the company announced today, the messaging service that allowed Gmail users to talk to each other since it launched in 2005, will now be completely retired. Even while Google pushed Hangouts as its consumer messaging service (before Allo, Duo, Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet) over the last...

Samsung’s Calls For Industry To Embrace Its Battery Check Process as a New Standard Have Been Ignored

Yesterday at 20:40 PM, via Slashdot

Months after the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, the topic remains too hot for the rest of the wireless industry to handle. From a report on CNET: With Samsung’s Galaxy S8 to launch next week, a renewed discussion of the Note 7, which had an unhealthy tendency to catch fire and which had to be recalled, is inevitable. Samsung opened that door in January when it embarked on a mea culpa tour. Beyond...

Blinking Cursor Devours CPU Cycles in Visual Studio Code Editor

Yesterday at 20:01 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader shares a report on The Register: Microsoft describes Visual Studio Code as a source code editor that’s “optimized for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications.” In fact, VSC turns out to be rather inefficient when it comes to CPU resources. Developer Jo Liss has found that the software, when in focus and idle, uses 13 percent of CPU capacity just to render...

Alcohol Is Good for Your Heart — Most of the Time

Yesterday at 19:20 PM, via Slashdot

Alcohol, in moderation, has a reputation for being healthy for the heart. Drinking about a glass of wine for women per day, and two glasses for men, is linked to a lower risk of heart attack, stroke and death from heart disease. From a report on Time: A new study of nearly two million people published in The BMJ adds more evidence that moderate amounts of alcohol appear to be healthy for most...

App That Lets People Make Personalized Emojis Is the Fastest Growing App In Past Two Years

Yesterday at 18:40 PM, via Slashdot

From a report on Axios: Bitmoji is the fastest-growing app in America, per comScore, with a more than 5000 percent increase in monthly unique visitors over the past two years. E-commerce apps OfferUp and Letgo are the 2nd and 3rd fastest-growing apps. The findings from comScore’s latest study highlight three of the fastest-growing mobile market trends: E-commerce: Letgo (3), OfferUp (2), Flipp...

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