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Meta exec behind Facebook"s cryptocurrency project to step down

David Marcus, the executive in charge of the troubled cryptocurrency project at Meta Platforms — the company formerly known as Facebook — announced Tuesday he will step down at the end of the year to pursue other projects......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnDec 1st, 2021

Research produces record levels of strain in single-crystal silicon

University of Surrey researchers have developed a single-step procedure to put single-crystal silicon under more strain than has been achieved before. The discovery, which has a patent pending, could be crucial to the future development of silicon ph.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 2 min. ago

Jared Kushner Floated the Idea of a Federal Cryptocurrency, Documents Reveal

Jared Kushner Floated the Idea of a Federal Cryptocurrency, Documents Reveal.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News18 hr. 2 min. ago

OlliOlli World takes skateboarding games to gnarly heights

OlliOlli World is the franchise's next natural step, taking its outlandish, arcade skating to new, gnarly heights......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News19 hr. 30 min. ago

A Project to Count Climate Crisis Deaths Has Surprising Results

Climate change is already killing people, but countries don’t have an easy way to count those deaths. A new project might change that......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News22 hr. 30 min. ago

First archaeological experiment in space

A world-first—or solar-system-first—archaeological project has this week begun on the International Space Station......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News22 hr. 30 min. ago

Earth BioGenome Project begins genome sequencing in earnest

A global effort to map the genomes of all plants, animals, fungi and other microbial life on Earth, is entering a new phase as it moves from pilot projects to full-scale production sequencing. This new phase of the The Earth BioGenome Project, or EBP.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Wikipedia May Be Next To Drop Support For Crypto

New submitter Ol Olsoc writes: "When the Mozilla Foundation took to Twitter on New Year's Eve to announce it was going to begin accepting cryptocurrency donations, it likely didn't think about potential blowback from one of its founders, but that's w.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 18th, 2022

Fan does Blizzard’s job, releases remastered WarCraft III campaign files

Cinematic angles, remixed maps hark back to 2018 BlizzCon promises. Enlarge / A cinematic intro to the WC3 human campaign? That's cool. Too bad fans had to step in to create this, since Blizzard doesn't appear poised to add anything su.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

WarCraft III fan picks up what Blizzard dropped, remasters (part of) campaign

Cinematic angles, remixed maps hark back to 2018 BlizzCon promises. Enlarge / A cinematic intro to the WC3 human campaign? That's cool. Too bad fans had to step in to create this, since Blizzard doesn't appear poised to add anything su.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

A bunch of Facebook apps aren"t working - and now we know why

Developers are seeing their Facebook apps break after the release of the latest version of the Mini CSS Extract Plugin......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

UK Gov"t Plans Publicity Blitz To Undermine Privacy of Your Chats

The UK government is set to launch a multi-pronged publicity attack on end-to-end encryption, Rolling Stone has learned. From the report: One key objective: mobilizing public opinion against Facebook's decision to encrypt its Messenger app. The Home.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Google, Amazon, Meta and Microsoft Weave a Fiber-Optic Web of Power

To say that Big Tech controls the internet might seem like an exaggeration. Increasingly, in at least one sense, it's literally true. From a report: The internet can seem intangible, a post-physical environment where things like viral posts, virtual.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Here"s how US lawmakers could finally rein in Facebook

After years of talk, it remains unclear if or when US lawmakers might actually pass new laws or take other regulatory action — or what exactly it would look like if they did......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

After Kosovo Suspends Cryptocurrency Mining, Miners Scramble to Sell Off Their Equipment

The Observer reports: For bitcoin enthusiasts in Kosovo with a breezy attitude to risk, it has been a good week to strike a deal on computer equipment that can create, or "mine", the cryptocurrency. From Facebook to Telegram, new posts in the region.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Library Intentionally Corrupted by Developer Relaunches as a Community-Driven Project

Last weekend a developer intentionally corrupted two of his libraries which collectively had more than 20 million weekly downloads and thousands of dependent projects. Eight days later, one of those libraries has become a community controlled proje.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 17th, 2022

Walmart Appears to Be Planning Its Own Cryptocurrency and NFTs

"Walmart appears to be venturing into the metaverse with plans to create its own cryptocurrency and collection of NFTs," reports CNBC. "The big-box retailer filed several new trademarks late last month that indicate its intent to make and sell vir.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 16th, 2022

Zuckerberg and Pichai Allegedly Signed Off On Illegal Facebook-Google Ad Deal

BuzzFeed News reports: Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally signed off on a secret advertising deal that allegedly gave Facebook special privileges on Google's ad platform, according to newly unredacted court document.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 15th, 2022

WhatsApp inches forward on bringing Reactions to its app

WhatsApp, owned by Meta, is actively developing its app and working on new features. The app's latest beta  on iOS reveals that a new feature may be coming soon worked on reactions to iMessage-like messages. In their latest findings, they d.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 15th, 2022

In Project Zomboid, every brutal death is a learning experience

Project Zomboid is a brutal zombie survival sim that gives players wonderfully tragic stories to learn from......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2022

North Korean hackers stole nearly $400 million in crypto last year

"Banner year” thanks to skyrocketing cryptocurrency values, vulnerable startups. Enlarge The past year saw a breathtaking rise in the value of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, with Bitcoin gaining 60 percent in.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsJan 15th, 2022