Technology Blog

September 18, 2022

The $300B Google-Meta Advertising Duopoly is Under Attack

The Economist notes this business cycle is hurting ad revenue for Alphabet’s Google and Meta’s Facebook.”Last quarter Meta reported its first-ever year-on-year decline in revenues. Snap, […]
September 18, 2022

XKCD Author Finds Geeky Ways to Promote His New Book

Randall Munroe does more than draw the online comic strip XKCD. He’s also published a funny new speculative science book (following up on his previous New […]
September 18, 2022

Will Low-Code and No-Code Development Replace Traditional Coding?

While there is a lot of noise about the hottest programming languages and the evolution of Web3, blockchain and the metaverse, none of this will matter […]
September 18, 2022

Former Apple Design Boss Jony Ive: Car Buyers Will Demand The Return of Physical Buttons

The Drive reports; Sir Jony Ive — the man designed the original iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad during his 22 years as Apple design chief — […]
September 18, 2022

Serial Thief Steals Thousands Using Cellphones (and Credit Cards) from Gym Locker Rooms

Long-time Slashdot reader n3hat writes: The BBC reports that a thief has been emptying gym patrons’ accounts by stealing their bank card and mobile phone, registering […]
September 18, 2022

Is Professional Chess Becoming More Like Poker?

“Chess engines have redefined creativity in chess,” argues the Atlantic, “leading to a situation where the game’s top players can no longer get away with simply […]
September 18, 2022

Oil Industry Executives Privately Contradicted Their Public Statements on Climate, Files Show

“Documents obtained by congressional investigators show that oil industry executives privately downplayed their companies’ own public messages about efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” reports the […]
September 17, 2022

Copyright Concerns Make a Film Festival Pull ‘People’s Joker’ Movie

“There’s a new Joker movie coming out,” writes the Verge, “but you might not get a chance to see it because copyright is broken.” I’m not […]
September 17, 2022

Ask Slashdot: What Was Your First Computer?

Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: Today GitHub’s official Twitter account asked the ultimate geek-friendly question. “You never forget your first computer. What was yours?” And within […]