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Activision Blizzard sued by state agency over alleged widespread discrimination

"Frat boy culture" cited as serious factor for pay disparity, sexual harassment. Enlarge / Sign on facade of Activision's Los Angeles offices. (credit: Getty Images) On Wednesday, a California State agency filed a lawsuit against the game publ.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaJul 22nd, 2021

Ecologists outline methods for reaching global biodiversity targets

Nature is, in many ways, hard to measure, yet researchers have spent decades searching for ways to best quantify its health and create benchmarks for conservation. Now, an international team led by Montana State University ecologist Andrew Hansen hop.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News5 min. ago

Finite State lands $30M Series B to help uncover security flaws in device firmware

Columbus, Ohio-based Finite State, a startup that provides supply chain security for connected devices and critical infrastructure, has raised $30M in Series B funding.  The funding lands amid increased focus on the less-secure elements in an organi.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News1 hr. 5 min. ago

To Fight Vaccine Misinformation, US Recruits an "Influencer Army"

The New York Times tells the story of 17-year-old Ellie Zeiler, a TikTok creator with over 10 million followers, who received an email in June from Village Marketing, an influencer marketing agency. "It said it was reaching out on behalf of another.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 5 min. ago

Remote Work Without VPN Patches? Govt Security Agencies Reveal Most Exploited Vulnerabilities

Slashdot reader storagedude quotes eSecurityPlanet : The FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) joined counterparts in the UK and Australia Wednesday to announce the top 30 vulnerabilities exploited since the start o.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News19 hr. 33 min. ago

Argo AI can now offer the public rides in its autonomous vehicles in California

Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle technology startup backed by Ford and VW, has landed a permit in California that will allow the company to give people free rides in its self-driving vehicles on the state’s public roads. The California Public Ut.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Report: Blizzard Once Slapped With "Misogyny Tax"

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Kotaku: A cybersecurity company whose security researcher had once been harassed by Blizzard employees at a hacking conference charged the game developer a 50 percent "misogyny tax" when it sought a quote for.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

CDC Scaled Back Hunt for Breakthrough Cases Just as the Delta Variant Grew

The U.S. agency leading the fight against Covid-19 gave up a crucial surveillance tool tracking the effectiveness of vaccines just as a troublesome new variant of the virus was emerging. From a report: While the Centers for Disease Control and Preven.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Russian Hackers Continue With Attacks Despite Biden Warning

Security researchers say they have uncovered an ongoing hacking campaign carried out by suspected Russian spies who are continuing to stage attacks amid U.S. pressure on the Kremlin to curtail its alleged cyber-intrusions. From a report: The Californ.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Elon Musk Backs Epic in Fight Against Apple Over App Store Fees

Epic, which sued Apple last year and has expressed concerns about the exorbitant fees the iPhone-maker charges on App Store (30% on each transaction on year 1 for apps that are not games and 15% on year 2 and beyond), has found a new backer in the co.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Ultrafast X-ray provides new look at plasma discharge breakdown in water

Occurring faster than the speed of sound, the mystery behind the breakdown of plasma discharges in water is one step closer to being understood as researchers pursue applying new diagnostic processes using state-of-the-art X-ray imaging to the challe.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

New research finds gay and bisexual men still earn less

A new study has found that gay and bisexual men are still earning less than heterosexual men despite legislation aimed at reducing discrimination in the workplace......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Unraveling mysteries of the ocean from space

Using nearly a decade of satellite data, researchers at Colorado State University have uncovered "milky seas" in a way they've never been seen before—a rare and fascinating oceanic bioluminescent phenomenon detected by a highly sensitive spaceborne.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

A phytoplankton that synthesizes petroleum-equivalent hydrocarbons

Director-General Naomi Harada and colleagues from the Research Institute for Global Change at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, in collaboration with Assistant Professor Yuu Hirose from Toyohashi University of Technology and S.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

New polymer composite for electromagnetic shielding applications

scientists from NUST MISIS, South Ural State University and Joint Institute for Nuclear Research together with colleagues from Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Belarus have developed a new radar absorbing polymer composite with exfoliated graphite (EG)/barium.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 30th, 2021

Blizzard confirms developer named in lawsuit was removed for “misconduct”

Disturbing new details emerge of booze-filled "Cosby Suite" at 2013 Blizzcon. Enlarge / Ex-Blizzard developer Alex Afrasiabi as he appeared in a 2019 video promoting World of Warcraft. (credit: Blizzard) Last year, reports started to bubble up.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Researchers propose a method of magnetizing a material without applying an external magnetic field

Magnetizing a material without applying an external magnetic field is proposed by researchers at São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil, in an article published in the journal Scientific Reports, where they detail the experimental approach used.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Researchers find La Niña increases carbon export from Amazon River

When La Niña brings unusually warm waters and abnormal air pressure to the Pacific Ocean, the resulting weather patterns create an increase in the carbon export from the Amazon River, new research from Florida State University has found......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Apple, AMD, and Intel shift priorities as chip shortages continue

Apple, AMD, and Intel each acknowledge their preparation for ongoing shortages. Enlarge / Sure, it's cheaply produced clip art... but it's also a disturbingly accurate picture of the current state of supply and demand in the semiconductor produc.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Missouri AG wages war on masks as state blazes with delta cases

AG Schmitt, who is running for Senate, accuses "ruling class" of lying about COVID. Enlarge / Eric Schmitt, Missouri Attorney General. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg) Missouri has been one of the hardest-hit states so far in these early days of a.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

Watch Cassie the bipedal robot complete a 5K run

TechCrunch notes that Cassie is the basis of delivery bot Digit, created by Agility Robotics, a spin-off of Oregon State University. It started life as Cassie the Robot delivery ostrich back in 2017......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021