Technology Blog

September 12, 2022

‘Disruptive’ Drone-Delivery Startup Zipline Hires Former Tesla CFO

CNBC reports that former Tesla CFO Deepak Ahuja (now at Alphabet’s Verily Life Sciences) will join the leadership team at Zipline, a Silicon Valley-based company providing […]
September 12, 2022

Where Did the Internet Really Come From?

Where did the internet come from? When students are asked that by an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, some mention ARPANET […]
September 11, 2022

Comcast Starts Rolling Out 2-Gigabyte Download Speeds to Millions of US Homes

Comcast says it’s “evolving its entire network architecture” (along with its equipment and customer devices) — and it’s not just a multi-gig network. They’re calling it […]
September 11, 2022

Breakthrough: Air Pollution/Cancer Research Challenges the Science on Tumors

“Scientists have uncovered how air pollution causes lung cancer,” reports the Guardian, “in groundbreaking research that promises to rewrite our understanding of the disease.” The BBC […]
September 11, 2022

Does Computer Programming Really Help Kids Learn Math?

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: A new study on the Impact of Programming on Primary Mathematics Learning (abstract only, full article $24.95 on ScienceDirect) is generating […]
September 11, 2022

Disney World Plans a Tron-Themed Rollercoaster: ‘Lightcycle Run’

Released 40 years ago, the 1982 movie Tron eventually spawned a 2010 sequel (plus a 19-episode animated series that aired on Disney XD between 2012 and […]
September 11, 2022

How A Tiny Toad Could Upend a US Geothermal Project

There’s a tiny, black-freckled toad that likes the water in hot springs. Unfortunately, the only place in the world where the species is found is on […]
September 11, 2022

What Else Happens When Your Face is Your Passport?

Did we pass a privacy milestone without realizing it? Computer science professor Ken Perlin writes on his blog: Recently I was traveling internationally. I have the […]
September 11, 2022

Exploring GNOME-Based UIs For Mobile Linux Devices

“The GNOME desktop environment is one of the most popular user interfaces and suites of apps available for desktop Linux distributions,” writes Liliputing. “Now a team […]