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August 28, 2022

Debian Considers Changing How It Handles Non-Free Firmware

“Debian currently doesn’t load non-free firmware by default on its systems,” reports Phoronix, “even when it means no working hardware support/acceleration without those binary elements. Not […]
August 28, 2022

Neal Stephenson Thinks Rockets are an Overhyped Technology

Every Friday Politico interviews someone about “The Future in Five Questions”. This week they interviewed Neal Stephenson (who they describe as “the sci-fi author who coined […]
August 27, 2022

Will Google’s ‘Cross-Device’ Development Kit Bring Android Apps to Non-Android Devices?

Google is trying “to make it easier for developers to create Android apps that connect in some way across a range of devices,” reports the Verge. […]
August 27, 2022

What’s Stopping a Nuclear Fusion Revolution? Cost

“Over the past year, nuclear fusion has inched closer to reality,” the Washington Post reported Friday. “Scientists are mere years from getting more energy out of […]
August 27, 2022

Facebook is Settling Potential Cambridge Analytica Class Action Suit

“Facebook’s corporate parent has reached a tentative settlement in a lawsuit alleging the world’s largest social network service allowed millions of its users’ personal information to […]
August 27, 2022

Google Changed Emission Calculations in Google Flights, Making Air Travel Look Cleaner

“Google launched a carbon emissions tool for its flight tracker last fall,” remembers Gizmodo, “allowing consumers to see the individual emissions created by each flight they […]
August 27, 2022

This Is Not the Monkeypox That Doctors Thought They Knew

“At the onset of the outbreak, scientists thought they knew when and how the monkeypox virus was spread, what the disease looked like and who was […]
August 27, 2022

Eight-Year Study Finds 24,931 WordPress Sites Using Malicious Plugins

“Since 2012 researchers in the Georgia Tech Cyber Forensics Innovation Laboratory have uncovered 47,337 malicious plugins across 24,931 unique WordPress websites through a web development tool […]
August 27, 2022

‘Magic: the Gathering’ Announces New Sets Based on Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who

Polygon reports that during a streaming event, the publisher of the Magic: the Gathering card game promised a new themed set of cards commemorating Doctor Who’s […]