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Updated 2022-12-08 03:15
Amazon’s Echo Show 15 smart display becomes a portable Fire TV
Amazon already had a lot of success with Fire TV devices.
New kilonova has astronomers rethinking what we know about gamma-ray bursts
Long gamma-ray burst stems from neutron star merger, not usual supernova explosion.
Sunny Balwani sentenced to nearly 13 years in prison for Theranos fraud
Balwani was convicted in July on all 12 counts of fraud related to Theranos.
Gun stockpile in hospital closet leads to $63K in fines from NJ health dept.
It remains unclear what the hospital's marketing director was doing with the guns.
Oldest DNA yet sequenced shows mastodons once roamed a warmer Greenland
DNA left behind during a warm period is viable 2 million years later.
Amazon sued by DC attorney general for deceiving customers who tipped drivers
AG: Amazon has so far "escaped appropriate accountability" for consumer harm.
Apple adds end-to-end encryption to iCloud device backups and more
Company abandons its plans for CSAM scanning, too.
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Scarlet fever is soaring in UK after pandemic lull; invasive infections kill 8
Rise seen as another aftereffect of the pandemic disrupting disease transmission.
San Francisco decides killer police robots aren’t such a great idea
Explosive robots were approved for the SFPD arsenal, then the protests started.
Twitter running major brands’ ads with extremist tweets—until they get flagged
Promoted tweets from "roughly 40 brands" appeared near extremist posts.
Two months of Intel Arc driver updates begin to fix low performance in old games
Latest beta driver can boost speeds of some DirectX9 games by 50 to 80 percent.
Four-person dev team gets Apple’s M-series GPU working in Linux
It's limited to desktops and older games, but Asahi has made real progress.
Microsoft promises Call of Duty for Nintendo consoles in surprise 10-year deal
Agreement also extends to continued Steam support for the ultra-popular shooter.
Diablo IV’s first hours provide welcome twists on a familiar formula
There’s a lot going on in the first 12 hours of the upcoming horror-fantasy RPG.
Mixing diesel and hydrogen provides big cuts in emissions
Existing engine designs can be modified to allow hydrogen injection.
Fifty years later, remastered images reveal Apollo 17 in stunning clarity
"Come toward me, baby! Looks like it’s moving... Don’t run over me!"
New cars too expensive? This solar-powered EV will cost $6,250
Squad says in sunny climes like Las Vegas you may never need to charge it.
Marsquakes, recent volcanism suggest Mars still has a mantle plume
Elysium Planitia may be best explained by the same process that powers Yellowstone.
Review: The 2022 Dell XPS 13 is more than just a pretty face
Louder, lighter, and better-looking than your typical 13-inch XPS laptop.
New find suggests ankylosaurs’ tail clubs were for bashing each other
The evolution of this weapon may have had little to do with threats from predators.
Adobe Stock begins selling AI-generated artwork
AI-wielding artist must assert ownership and label each piece as "Generative AI."
Apple announces sweeping changes to App Store pricing
Changes may help devs handle inflation, exchange rates, and new content types.
Europeans gain access to Apple parts, manuals in Self Service Repair program
The countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden, and the UK.
Android Automotive is getting its 38th app: Waze
For now it's only in Europe, with a worldwide rollout coming in 2023.
Meta needs explicit user consent to run personalized ads, EU watchdog rules
Meta may have to rethink its ad model (again) in the next month.
New Winamp update adds features, fixes, and (sigh) support for “music NFTs”
"Please do not post any rants about NFTs in this thread."
Someone paid $95,000 for this pair of jeans recovered from 1857 shipwreck
Work pants were recovered from wreck of the SS Central America, which sank in 1857.
Amazon ad verification program buys access to your phone’s soul for $2 a month
Privacy concerns shuttered similar data collection schemes from Google, Facebook.
In win for EU, Amazon will settle high-profile antitrust probes
Ecommerce group commits to increasing visibility of rivals’ products.
Stalkers’ “chilling” use of AirTags spurs class-action suit against Apple
Class action covers anyone in the US who owns iOS or Android devices.
Pixel 7 gets 500MB update including “clear calling,” lots of bug fixes
There are 200+ security and bug fixes, Google recorder improvements, and more.
Neuralink faces federal probe over alleged animal abuse, “hack job” surgeries
Current and former employees blame mishaps and abuse on pressure from Musk to go faster.
Paying for a power boost in an EV—good idea or worst idea?
Polestar and Mercedes show different approaches to over-the-air power upgrades.
Elden Ring opens up its colosseums to multiplayer brawls in free DLC
The free download, out December 7, takes new PvP modes into battle-ready arenas.
After lunar flyby, NASA’s Orion spacecraft is set to splash down on Sunday
NASA is now three weeks into a 25.5-day test flight of the Orion spacecraft.
Meta told to overhaul moderation system for high-profile users like Donald Trump
Facebook accused of leaving dangerous content online to serve business interests.
Elizabeth Holmes appeals conviction, 11-year sentence despite bleak outlook
Holmes is currently scheduled to report to prison in April.
The ingenious way that marsh grass shrimp reduce drag while swimming
The shrimp flexes its legs on the recovery stroke and keeps them close together.
No Linux? No problem. Just get AI to hallucinate it for you
ChatGPT-generated command line can create virtual files, execute code, play games.
Pfizer seeks FDA greenlight for bivalent COVID dose in kids under 5 years
Bivalent vaccine wouldn't be a booster, but part of an updated primary series.
Syntax errors are the doom of us all, including botnet authors
A command typo might have dismantled most of an advanced malware's network.
Respiratory illnesses slam US: “Perfect storm for a terrible holiday season”
Respiratory illnesses are slamming the US, and things could get worse.
Grandmother sues cop who wrongly targeted her home using “Find My” app
Denver Police Department vows to train officers on how "Find My" app works.
Microsoft games like Starfield will cost $70 starting next year
Company says new price ceiling reflects "technical complexity" of major games.
Callisto Protocol devs say “damn clerical error” caused PC frame rate issues
New patch fixes widespread stuttering caused by "rushed" shader compilation update.
After more than 5 years, Nvidia’s GTX 1060 is no longer Steam’s most-used GPU
Shortages and price increases have given the GTX 1060 an unusually long life.
When HBO Max and Discovery+ merge, they’ll have a new name
The more neutral name is intended to protect the premium HBO brand.
Cooler Master’s massive workstation pod is an extravagant alternative to desks
Cooler Master announces waitlist for long-awaited Orb X.
Google kills “Duplex on the Web,” an automated website navigation feature
Google wanted to click through websites on your behalf, but did that solve a problem?