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New report suggests Texas’ grid was 5 minutes from catastrophic failure

It comes with a long list of recommendations for avoiding a repeat. Enlarge / HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 18, 2021: Dialina Ganzo, 29, rests on a bed while taking shelter at a Gallery Furniture store that opened its door and transformed into a warmin.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaSep 23rd, 2021

Epic Games Ends Alternate-Friday Vacation Policy, Angering Staff

Epic Games is ending a pandemic-inspired policy of granting every other Friday off, sparking an uproar among staff. From a report: An internal Slack channel was filled with pleas from employees for the game publisher to reconsider. Several people sai.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 4 min. ago

ISPs Want More Money Because So Many People Are Streaming Squid Game

ISPs around the world claim the unprecedented bandwidth demands Netflix's Squid Game is placing on their broadband networks means they should be getting more money. From a report: But experts say that's not how telecom networks work, suggesting that.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 4 min. ago

Memes About COVID-19 Helped Us Cope With Life in a Pandemic, a New Study Finds

Does a meme a day keep the doctor away? Not quite, but it looks like it might help, according to one recent study. From a report: Researchers with Pennsylvania State University and the University of California Santa Barbara found that memes helped pe.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 4 min. ago

Intel Open-sources AI-powered Tool To Spot Bugs in Code

Intel has open-sourced ControlFlag , a tool that uses machine learning to detect problems in computer code -- ideally to reduce the time required to debug apps and software. From a report: In tests, the company's machine programming research team say.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 4 min. ago

A Math Teacher is Putting Calculus Lessons on Pornhub

An anonymous reader shares a report: It's safe to assume that few Pornhub visitors are looking for hour-long calculus videos (by a fully-clothed instructor), but Taiwanese math teacher Changhsu puts them there anyway. His channel is filled with over.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 4 min. ago

John Carmack Pushes Out Unlocked OS For Defunct Oculus Go Headset

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Oculus may have officially discontinued its low-end Oculus Go headset last year, but the company has one more "official" update to help future-proof the hardware. On Thursday, Oculus released an.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 4 min. ago

Bitcoin"s Price Crashed 87% On Binance.US Thanks To a Bug

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Bitcoin is on a tear, reaching an all time high price of $67,000 for 1 BTC on Wednesday, buoyed by a series of approvals for Bitcoin futures funds on the stock market. But on one major U.S. exchan.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 4 min. ago

Tech support scams becoming the top phishing threat to consumers

NortonLifeLock published a report detailing the top consumer cybersecurity insights and takeaways from July to September 2021. The latest findings show tech support scams, which often arrive as a pop-up alert convincingly disguised using the names an.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated News13 hr. 3 min. ago

Unreleased "Beats Fit Pro" earbuds spotted being worn by Kim Kardashian

Media personality Kim Kardashian has been photographed seemingly wearing a pair of Apple's yet to be released "Beats Fit Pro" earbuds.Kim Kardashian (source: JustJared on Instagram)Following the recent report that Apple is preparing a new "Beats Fits.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News13 hr. 3 min. ago

Apple"s "iPhone SE 3" may be based on iPhone XR, and be last LCD model

A new industry report says that the "iPhone SE 3" may have more of a chassis redesign than expected, bringing Touch ID to a side button, and being Apple's last-ever LCD iPhone.Apple has long been reported to be working on an "iPhone SE 3," which is e.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News13 hr. 3 min. ago

Apple Card 6% cash back rate may have been an error, report claims

An apparent bug caused some users to see an erroneous 6% Daily Cash back on recent Apple Store purchases, according to an Apple customer who said they spoke with an Apple Card supervisor.Credit: AppleOn Thursday, some Apple Card holders took to Twitt.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News13 hr. 3 min. ago

Walmart Shoppers Can Now Buy Bitcoin at 200 Kiosks in Its Stores

Walmart has started a pilot program in which shoppers can buy Bitcoin at Coinstar kiosks in some of its U.S. stores. From a report: The test with Coinstar, which is known for the machines that let customers exchange U.S. coins for paper bills or gift.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News14 hr. 4 min. ago

Internet Service Providers Collect, Sell Horrifying Amount of Sensitive Data, Government Study Concludes

An anonymous reader shares a report: Over the last few years the justified fixation on the bad behavior of Google, Amazon, Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants has let the abuses of the telecom sector fly under the radar. But a new FTC report sho.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News14 hr. 4 min. ago

India Crosses the Milestone of 1 Billion COVID-19 Vaccinations

India has administered 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine, officials said Thursday, passing a milestone for the South Asian country where the delta variant fueled its first crushing surge earlier this year. From a report: About 75% of India's total.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News15 hr. 32 min. ago

Razer says its Zephyr N95 face mask sold out ‘within minutes’

Razer's new attention-grabbing face mask apparently sold out within minutes of going on sale, leaving many wondering how many were available in the first place......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News16 hr. 32 min. ago

With Coercion and Black Boxes, Russia Installs a Digital Iron Curtain

Russia's boldest moves to censor the internet began in the most mundane of ways -- with a series of bureaucratic emails and forms. From a report: The messages, sent by Russia's powerful internet regulator, demanded technical details -- like traffic n.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News17 hr. 4 min. ago

Governments Turn Tables On Ransomware Gang REvil By Pushing It Offline

An anonymous reader shares a report from Reuters: The ransomware group REvil was itself hacked and forced offline this week by a multi-country operation, according to three private sector cyber experts working with the United States and one former of.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News18 hr. 32 min. ago

Rocket Report: South Korea just misses orbit, Ariane 5 to set payload records

"We do not see any meaningful positive catalysts for the stock." Enlarge / The Orion spacecraft is stacked atop NASA's Space Launch System rocket. (credit: NASA) Welcome to Edition 4.21 of the Rocket Report! Plenty of news thi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News20 hr. 32 min. ago

Razer says it sold out of its Zephyr N95 face mask ‘within minutes’

Razer's new attention-grabbing face mask apparently sold out within minutes of going on sale, leaving many wondering how many were available in the first place......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

Wireless Carriers Just Can"t Quit the Free-Phone Offers

Just when some wireless carriers were trying to move away from phone giveways, T-Mobile upped the ante on Thursday with a deal offering new customers as much as $1,000 if they switch. From a report: The second-largest U.S. wireless carrier said that.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021