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NSA Leaker Reality Winner Released Early for Good Behavior

Reality Winner, a former NSA intelligence contractor who leaked a classified hacking report to the press in 2017, was released on Monday from prison for good behavior, her attorney said. From a report: Winner is not yet at large. She has been transfe.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotJun 14th, 2021

Edtech startup bina raises $1.4M to teach 4- to 12-year-olds, launch School-as-a-Service

With the pandemic wreaking havoc amongst early years education amid school lockdowns, it’s no wonder edtech startups have piled into the space. But it has also served to highlight the abysmal nature of early years teaching: Some 40 million teachers.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 20 min. ago

How Did People Find the Fundamental Charge With Drops of Oil?

Back in 1909, figuring out the charge of a single electron was a Nobel-worthy pursuit. Today, it’s a good lesson in understanding four key forces......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News8 hr. 20 min. ago

If YouTube’s algorithms radicalize people, it’s hard to tell from the data

Tracking user behavior shows that most people don't go down radical rabbit holes. Enlarge / YouTube's recommendation algorithm probably didn't send them to Washington, DC. (credit: Brent Stirton / Getty Images) We've all seen it happen: Watch.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News10 hr. 53 min. ago

When ant colonies get bigger, new foraging behavior emerges

Millions of army ants occasionally stream out of their nest in a coordinated hunting swarm, seeking prey to devour. How this extraordinary mass raiding behavior evolved has long been a mystery, until now......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News11 hr. 20 min. ago

This mini graphics card by Colorful might be the most stylish GPU ever

The Chinese brand Colorful has released a new mini ITX graphics card, the iGame Mini RTX 3060. The card has one of the sleekest GPU designs ever made......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 21 min. ago

The Activision Blizzard lawsuit could be a watershed moment for the business world. Here"s why

Even if you're not an avid gamer, there's a good chance you've heard of "Call of Duty," "World of Warcraft" or "Candy Crush." Those games, which are played by hundreds of millions of people around the world and have in some cases attained the status.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News14 hr. 21 min. ago

Is now a good time to buy a MacBook Pro? We’ll help you decide

With Apple’s new M1 Macs now available, it’s time to examine: Is now a good time to buy a MacBook Pro? We have the answer within......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News18 hr. 53 min. ago

Amazon"s Lord of the Rings Series Will Premiere In September 2022

One of Amazon's most anticipated originals to date, a yet-unnamed Lord of the Rings original series, will officially debut on Prime Video on Friday, September 2nd, 2022. The Verge reports: Along with a premiere date, Amazon Studios released an offici.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News21 hr. 53 min. ago

Researchers use virtual reality to demonstrate effectiveness of 3D visualization as a learning tool

Researchers from the Neuroimaging Center at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and Wisconsin Institute for the Discovery at University Wisconsin-Madison have developed the UW Virtual Brain Project, producing unique, interactive, 3D narrated diagrams to help stude.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Installing this crucial Windows 10 update fixes your frame rates in games

Microsoft just released a new Windows 10 update that contains gaming performance fixes. Here's how to install it on your computer......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Lake Huron sinkhole surprise: The rise of oxygen on early Earth linked to changing planetary rotation rate

The rise of oxygen levels early in Earth's history paved the way for the spectacular diversity of animal life. But for decades, scientists have struggled to explain the factors that controlled this gradual and stepwise process, which unfolded over ne.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Improving the observation of protein bonding

Researchers working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory developed a new method to observe how proteins, at the single-molecule level, bind with other molecules and more accurately pinpoint certain molecular behavior in complex physiological environmen.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Hackers Leak Full EA Data After Failed Extortion Attempt

The hackers who breached Electronic Arts last month have released the entire cache of stolen data after failing to extort the company and later sell the stolen files to a third-party buyer. From a report: The data, dumped on an underground cybercrime.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

How people prefer to receive life-changing news, be it good or bad

When finding out life-changing news, whether good or bad, some people prefer to receive information as soon as possible. Others wish to receive and process bits of information over time or wait until the last minute to hear the news. Economists have.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Neuroeconomists find people behave selfishly toward a large group, remain generous to individuals

Financial scandals or just normal human behavior? Neuroeconomists at the University of Zurich have shown in an experimental setting that most people are willing to steal half of the earnings of a large group if their personal gain exceeds 100 euro, e.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

New York City"s hidden old-growth forests

In the popular imagination, New York City is a mass of soaring steel-frame skyscrapers. But many of the city's 1 million buildings are not that modern. Behind their brick-and-mortar facades, its numerous 19th- and early 20th-century warehouses, comme.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

BoxGroup closes on $255M across two funds to back startups at their earliest stages

BoxGroup has quietly, yet diligently, been funding companies at the early stage for over a decade. The 11-year-old firm in fact was the first investor in Plaid, a fintech company that nearly got sold to Visa last year for billions of dollars. It has.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Newtopia closes first fund of $50M to invest in LatAm startups

Early-stage venture capital fund Newtopia VC launched Monday with $50 million to invest in tech startups based in Latin America. Early-stage venture capital fund Newtopia VC launched Monday with $50 million to invest in tech startups based.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

The Weird, Sustainable Booze of the Future Tastes … Good?

Small distilleries like Empirical Spirits are working on uncategorizable drinks made of stuff like plum pits, for the resilient quaff of tomorrow......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Panda loaned to France gives birth to twins: zoo

Huan Huan, a giant panda on loan to France, gave birth to twin cubs very early Monday, according to the Beauval zoo......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021