The recent discovery of eight new signals means astronomers may finally have all the clues they need to solve a longstanding mystery. Because FRBs last only a thousandth of a second or so, any object producing them couldn’t be much bigger than 200 miles across — the distance radio waves can cover in that time….
Month: September 2019
Amazon’s Ring doorbell cameras attract congressional concern
Hmmm…Police departments across the U.S. are asking residents to register their security cameras so they can quickly request footage if an incident occurs nearby. [Sen] Markey is seeking more information from Bezos about Ring’s video-sharing agreements with law enforcement agencies. The lawmaker says he’s also alarmed that Ring may be pursuing facial recognition technology that…
…18 years later, it still hurts.
$30,000 Gaming Rig
Got $30,000 burning a hole in your pocket? Check out this gaming rig from Acer. For the custom-engineered Thronos, this means putting you where the action is: right in the motorized cockpit. So take a seat, enjoy some in-your-face gaming and immerse yourself in the cozy confines of its mechanized cocoon-like cabin. Your Thronos awaits….
Weird logon problems
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Facebook and facial recognition
Facial recognition? This seems to be scary… Facebook said on Tuesday its face recognition technology will now be available to all users with an option to opt out, while deciding to discontinue a related feature called ‘Tag Suggestions’. For more, check out this NBC News story.
Nope, Category 6 hurricane doesn’t exist
Category 5 is as high as it goes. There is no higher measure, even though Dorian has already become the strongest hurricane in modern records for the Northern Bahamas packing winds of 180 mph. It is in contention for becoming one of the strongest storms of all time. For more, check out this USA Today…