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September 4, 2022

Tolkien Fans React to Amazon’s $465M Series ‘The Rings of Power’

Amazon’s new $465 million series — a prequel to the Lord of the Rings — drew more than 25 million viewers on just its first day, […]
September 4, 2022

Scientists Make Major Breakthrough in the Race to Save Coral in the Caribbean

“Scientists at the Florida Aquarium have made a breakthrough in the race to save Caribbean coral,” reports CNN. “For the first time, marine biologists have successfully […]
September 4, 2022

How Shady Ships are Spoofing Their Locations with Fake GPS Coordinates

Slashdot reader artmancc writes: Like aircraft, many of the world’s ocean-going vessels are required to have transponders that broadcast their location. The information is public and […]
September 4, 2022

An Apple Watch for Your 5-Year-Old? More Parents Say Yes.

“Across the United States, parents are increasingly buying Apple Watches and strapping them onto the wrists of children as young as 5,” reports the New York […]
September 4, 2022

Wine 7.16 Brings Fixes for Saint’s Row, Metal Gear, and Star Citizen

It’s the 29-year-old “compatibility layer” that lets Windows software run on Unix-like systems (including games). And Neowin reports that Wine’s latest version has “meaningful fixes” for […]
September 4, 2022

Fishing at Sea Created at Least 75% of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

The Ocean Cleanup project has an announcement…. 75% to 86% of plastic debris in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch “originates from fishing activities at sea.” Plastic […]
September 4, 2022

Attacks on Linux Servers Rose 75% Over Last Year, Warn Security Researchers

“There’s been a big rise in ransomware attacks targeting Linux,” reports ZDNet, “as cyber criminals look to expand their options and exploit an operating system that […]
September 3, 2022

14-Year-Old Cracks Australian Coin’s Code – in One Hour

So Australia’s foreign intelligence cybersecurity agency marked its 75th anniversary by collaborating with the Australian mint to release a special commemorative coin with a four-layer secret […]
September 3, 2022

Instagram Removes Pornhub’s Account

Variety reports: Instagram has suspended Pornhub’s widely followed account on the social platform. Before the sex site’s account was removed from Instagram, Pornhub had 13.1 million […]