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September 25, 2022

Saul Kripke, Philosopher Who Found Truths In Semantics, Dies At 81

Saul Kripke, a math prodigy and pioneering logician whose revolutionary theories on language qualified him as one of the 20th century’s greatest philosophers, died on Sept. […]
September 24, 2022

Cybersickness Could Spell an Early Death For the Metaverse

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Daily Beast: Luis Eduardo Garrido couldn’t wait to test out his colleague’s newest creation. Garrido, a psychology and […]
September 24, 2022

Newsom Vetoes ‘Premature’ Crypto Oversight Bill For California

California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would require crypto financial-service businesses to get a special license to operate, calling it premature and costly. Bloomberg […]
September 24, 2022

DOT To Map Out Nation’s Time Zones After Report Shows No Official Map Exists

A person may take knowing the local time for granted, but an official review revealed that there is no single, accurate map showing the nation’s time […]
September 24, 2022

Is Plant-Based Meat Fizzling In the US?

Citing McDonald’s shelved meat-free burger trial and a 70% dip in Beyond Meat’s stock, The Guardian suggests plant-based meats may not interest Americans as much as […]
September 24, 2022

AV1 Update Reduces CPU Encoding Times By Up To 34 Percent

According to Phoronix, Google has released a new AOM-AV1 update — version 3.5, that drastically improves encode times when streaming, rendering, or recording from the CPU. […]
September 24, 2022

Controversial Artist Matches Influencer Photos With Surveillance Footage

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Smithsonian Magazine: It’s an increasingly common sight on vacation, particularly in tourist destinations: An influencer sets up in front […]
September 24, 2022

Crypto-Mixing Service Tornado Cash Code Is Back On GitHub

Code repositories for the Ethereum-based mixer Tornado Cash were relisted on GitHub on Thursday. CoinDesk reports: The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets (OFAC) banned […]
September 24, 2022

Ask Slashdot: What High-End Smartphone Is Best For Privacy?

New submitter cj9er writes: Considering all the privacy issues in today’s online climate (all the issues with Meta right now), what is the best high-end smartphone […]