Amazon Will Pay You $10 in Credit for Your Palm Print Biometrics

How much is your palm print worth? If you ask Amazon, it's about $10 in promotional credit if you enroll your palm prints in its checkout-free stores and link it to your Amazon account. From a report: Last year, Amazon introduced its new biometric pa.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotAug 2nd, 2021

The best movies leaving Amazon Prime Video at the end of September

While Amazon Prime Video has a great selection of movies, you only have a few days to catch these terrific flicks before they leave at the end of September!.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 34 min. ago

As Florida punishes schools, study finds masks cut school COVID outbreaks 3.5X

Universal masking prevents some school outbreaks and lowers case rates. Enlarge / A second-grade teacher talks to her class during the first day of school at Tustin Ranch Elementary School in Tustin, CA on Wednesday, August 11, 2021. (credit: Ge.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News13 hr. 34 min. ago

Old coal plant is now mining bitcoin for a utility company

Bitcoin is breathing new life into another ailing power plant. Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty) Bitcoin’s massive power consumption is the cryptocurrency’s dirty secret. To mine bitcoin, computers across the globe chew through enoug.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News14 hr. 34 min. ago

A crotch-level Alexa camera doesn’t sound like a great idea

An anonymously sourced report has Amazon working on a soundbar with a camera. Let us hope not......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News15 hr. 34 min. ago

The MacBook Pro will soon resolution bump, macOS beta suggests

The new laptops are still expected to launch by the end of the year. Enlarge / The 2019 16-inch MacBook Pro. (credit: Samuel Axon) The seventh beta of macOS Monterey contains what appear to be references to new screen resolutions suitable for.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News16 hr. 2 min. ago

NASA seeks a new ride for astronauts to the Artemis launch pad

Among the options NASA is considering is modifying the Astrovan. This is the way. Enlarge / NASA first began using the 1983-model Airstream for space shuttle missions in 1984. (credit: NASA) NASA has asked industry for ideas to develop an "Art.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News19 hr. 2 min. ago

Bitcoin outlawed in China as country bans all cryptocurrency transactions

Move comes as government seeks to limit fallout of looming real estate collapse. Enlarge / China has cracked down on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in a bid to limit capital outflows. (credit: Nuthawut Somsuk/iStock Editorial) China’s cr.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News19 hr. 2 min. ago

The Surface Duo’s two-year-old Android OS will be updated sometime this year

Microsoft's rocky introduction to Android continues with worst-in-class update speed. The Microsoft Surface Duo. It's very big. [credit: Ron Amade.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News19 hr. 2 min. ago

Apple MacBook Air, MacBook Pro Prices SLASHED at Amazon Today

High-end MacBooks don't come cheap. That's why we jumped at the chance to tell you about two amazing MacBook deals you can get on Amazon right now......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News19 hr. 34 min. ago

Examining btrfs, Linux’s perpetually half-finished filesystem

This btrfs filesystem overview highlights some longstanding shortcomings. Enlarge / We don't recommend allowing btrfs to directly manage a complex array of disks—floppy or otherwise. (credit: Faustino Carmona Guerrero via Getty Images) Btrfs.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News20 hr. 34 min. ago

CDC director overrules experts, allows Pfizer boosters for health workers

Boosters also OK'd for frontline workers, day care providers, teachers, grocery workers. Enlarge / CDC Director Rochelle Walensky testifies during a Senate committee hearing in July 2021. (credit: Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images) Just past.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News20 hr. 34 min. ago

New research reveals credit rating agencies responded too slowly to COVID-19

The first study into the effect of COVID-19 on sovereign credit ratings found that rating agencies were slow to react to the pandemic's unprecedented economic and fiscal reverberations. The research raises questions about the timeliness and reliabili.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Rocket Report: Analyst dings Virgin Galactic, Astranis moves to Falcon Heavy

"Point blank, in our view, it is unacceptable." Enlarge / The Inspiration4 mission, inside a Crew Dragon, splashes down on Saturday in the Atlantic Ocean. Interest in such tourist missions is soaring. (credit: SpaceX) Welcome to Edition 4.17 o.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Engineers Figured Out How To Cook 3D-Printed Chicken With Lasers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Engineers at Columbia University [...] figured out how to simultaneously 3D-print and cook layers of pureed chicken, according to a recent paper published in the journal npj Science of Food. [........»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Apple turns post-lawsuit tables on Epic, will block Fortnite on iOS

The ban on Epic's games could last years. Enlarge / A Fortnite loading screen displayed on an iPhone in 2018, when Apple and Epic weren't at each other's legal throats. (credit: Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images) Weeks after Epic's appa.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Nintendo Direct highlights: N64 Online in October, Super Mario 2022 film cast

Also featured: Bayonetta 3's gameplay debut, Kirby's first open-world 3D adventure. Get ready for the Super Mario film, hitting theaters in a little over one year. [credit:.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

California Passes Law Targeting Amazon Labor Algorithms

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill Wednesday that would block Amazon and other companies from punishing warehouse workers who fail to meet certain performance metrics for taking rest or.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

CDC advisors OK boosters for 65+, those with health risks—not occupational risks

Pfizer boosters OKed for 65+, long-term care residents, those with medical conditions. Enlarge / Signage outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. (credit: Bloomb.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Amazon is Having a FLASH SALE on Microsoft Office 365 Today

A full subscription to Microsoft Office tends to be quite pricey, so we needed to tell you about one of the best Microsoft Office deals we've seen in a while......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Windows 11 setup warns that you aren’t “entitled” to updates on unsupported PCs

It's going to be at least mildly irritating to upgrade an unsupported system. Enlarge / Microsoft will allow Windows 11 installs on some unsupported systems, but it really would prefer you not. (credit: The Verge) Officially, running Windows 1.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021