Study Discovers Workers Maintained the Same Productivity With Shorter Work Weeks Bloomberg reports:
Even as the Covid-19 pandemic forced companies around the world to reimagine the workplace, researchers in Iceland were already conducting two trials of a shorter work week that involved about 2,500 workers — more than 1% of #slashdot https://it.slashdot.org/story/21/10/16/0332232/study-discovers-workers-maintained-the-same-productivity-with-shorter-work-weeks?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&ut...
Proposed Change Could Speed Python Dramatically "One of Python's long-standing weaknesses, its inability to scale well in multithreaded environments, is the target of a new proposal among the core developers of the popular programming language," reports InfoWorld:
Developer Sam Gross has proposed #slashdot https://developers.slashdot.org/story/21/10/16/022256/proposed-change-could-speed-python-dramatically?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #python
Bitcoin Tops $60,000, Rising 50% in 24 Days Less than a month ago Bitcoin's price was $40,683. Last night it reached $61,369 — a gain of more than 50% in just 24 days.
CNN attributes the October surge to "hopes that the Securities and Exchange Commission will soon approve a bitcoin fut #slashdot https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/10/16/011203/bitcoin-tops-60000-rising-50-in-24-days?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #bitcoin
Amazon's Ring Doorbell Can Violate Your Neighbor's Privacy, a UK Judge Rules An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: A judge in the U.K. has ruled that a man infringed on his neighbor's privacy by using Amazon's Ring doorbell without prior consent. According to The Guardian, Jon Woodard had installed a Ring doorbell #slashdot https://yro.slashdot.org/story/21/10/15/2326221/amazons-ring-doorbell-can-violate-your-neighbors-privacy-a-uk-judge-rules?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_me...
China Launches 6-Month Crewed Mission, Cements Position as Global Space Power "China launched a three-person crew into space in the early hours of Saturday," reports CNN, calling it "a major step for the country's young space program, which is rapidly becoming one of the world's most advanced..."
They will dock at China's new #slashdot https://science.slashdot.org/story/21/10/16/0030256/china-launches-6-month-crewed-mission-cements-position-as-global-space-power?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkano...
Russian Spacecraft's Thrusters Tilt the International Space Station - Again "Unplanned thruster firings by a Russian spacecraft briefly knocked the International Space Station off-kilter Friday, the second such incident in less than three months," reports Space.com:
The spacecraft involved today was the Soyuz MS-18, which i #slashdot https://science.slashdot.org/story/21/10/16/0312250/russian-spacecrafts-thrusters-tilt-the-international-space-station---again?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&ut...
Epic Says It's 'Open' To Blockchain Games After Steam Bans Them Epic tells The Verge that it's "open to games that support cryptocurrency or blockchain-based assets" on its game store, unlike its competitor Valve which has banned games that feature blockchain technology or NFTs from Steam. From the report: When w #slashdot https://games.slashdot.org/story/21/10/15/2314255/epic-says-its-open-to-blockchain-games-after-steam-bans-them?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #games
Astronomers Spot First Known Exoplanet To Survive Its Dying Star "In our new paper, published in Nature, we report the discovery of the first known exoplanet to survive the death of its star without having its orbit altered by other planets moving around -- circling a distance comparable to those between the Sun a #slashdot https://science.slashdot.org/story/21/10/15/239252/astronomers-spot-first-known-exoplanet-to-survive-its-dying-star?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #space
Drones Have Now Been Used To Deliver Lungs For Medical Transplant An anonymous reader quotes a report from ExtremeTech: The world's first drone delivery of lungs has gone down in history as a success. Unither Bioelectronique, a bioengineering firm focused on organ transportation, recently completed a "proof-of-conc #slashdot https://science.slashdot.org/story/21/10/15/2258232/drones-have-now-been-used-to-deliver-lungs-for-medical-transplant?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #medicine
Researchers Show Facebook's Ad Tools Can Target a Single User A new research paper written by a team of academics and computer scientists from Spain and Austria has demonstrated that it's possible to use Facebook's targeting tools to deliver an ad exclusively to a single individual if you know enough about the #slashdot https://tech.slashdot.org/story/21/10/15/2249225/researchers-show-facebooks-ad-tools-can-target-a-single-user?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #facebook
Former Boeing 737 MAX Chief Technical Pilot Indicted For Fraud Mark Forkner, Boeing's 737 Max chief technical pilot during the aircraft's development, has been charged with misleading aviation regulators about safety issues blamed for two fatal crashes of the 737 Max. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, #slashdot https://yro.slashdot.org/story/21/10/15/2243234/former-boeing-737-max-chief-technical-pilot-indicted-for-fraud?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #crime
Jack Dorsey Says Square May Build Open-Source Bitcoin Mining System Square CEO Jack Dorsey says the company is starting a "deep technical investigation" to create an open-source Bitcoin mining system. It comes as the price of Bitcoin passed $62,000 while threatening to pass the all-time high of $65,000. The Independe #slashdot https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/10/15/2232217/jack-dorsey-says-square-may-build-open-source-bitcoin-mining-system?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #bitcoin
Tether Fined $41 Million For Lying About Fiat Currency Backing An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Tether will pay $41 million to settle allegations it lied in claiming its digital tokens were fully backed by fiat currencies, putting a major compliance headache behind the world's biggest issuer o #slashdot https://slashdot.org/story/21/10/15/2036200/tether-fined-41-million-for-lying-about-fiat-currency-backing?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #bitcoin
Pine64 Announces Updated PinePhone Pro Linux Powered Cellphone Pine64 today announced its latest Linux-powered device, the PinePhone Pro, an update to the original PinePhone which sees a more powerful device running mainline Linux (Manjaro in this case) on a mobile device that works as a cellphone and a desktop #slashdot https://linux.slashdot.org/story/21/10/15/2031242/pine64-announces-updated-pinephone-pro-linux-powered-cellphone?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #cellphones
Valve Bans Blockchain Games and NFTs On Steam Games that use blockchain technology or let users exchange NFTs or cryptocurrencies won't be allowed on Steam, according to a rule added to Valve's "What you shouldn't publish on Steam" list. The Verge reports: The change was pointed out by SpacePira #slashdot https://games.slashdot.org/story/21/10/15/2027254/valve-bans-blockchain-games-and-nfts-on-steam?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #bitcoin
7-Eleven Breached Customer Privacy By Collecting Facial Imagery Without Consent An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: In Australia, the country's information commissioner has found that 7-Eleven breached customers' privacy by collecting their sensitive biometric information without adequate notice or consent. From June #slashdot https://yro.slashdot.org/story/21/10/15/2022259/7-eleven-breached-customer-privacy-by-collecting-facial-imagery-without-consent?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkan...
Google Modernizes US Mobile Search Results With Continuous Scrolling Google has announced that it's changing the way search works on mobile devices, initially in the U.S. From a report: Now, when you reach the bottom of a set of search results on your phone, you won't have to tap to go to the next page. Instead, the n #slashdot https://tech.slashdot.org/story/21/10/15/1930203/google-modernizes-us-mobile-search-results-with-continuous-scrolling?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed
Moscow Says It is First To Launch Large-scale Metro Facial ID Payment System Moscow's sprawling metro network on Friday launched a fare payment system using facial recognition technology at its more than 240 stations, an initiative the authorities said was the first of its kind in the world. From a report: Moscow, a city of 1 #slashdot https://yro.slashdot.org/story/21/10/15/1933216/moscow-says-it-is-first-to-launch-large-scale-metro-facial-id-payment-system?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm...
They're Putting Guns on Robot Dogs Now Quadrupedal robots are one of the most interesting developments in robotics in recent years. They're small, nimble, and able to traverse environments that frustrate wheeled machines. So, of course, it was only a matter of time until someone put a gun #slashdot https://hardware.slashdot.org/story/21/10/15/1937201/theyre-putting-guns-on-robot-dogs-now?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #robot
Americans Perceive a Rise in Extreme Weather, Pew Finds Americans are taking notice of extreme weather events, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. From a report: Two-thirds of Americans say extreme weather events in the U.S. have been occurring more frequently than in the past, while only 28% s #slashdot https://news.slashdot.org/story/21/10/15/1918249/americans-perceive-a-rise-in-extreme-weather-pew-finds?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #usa