Day: October 3, 2022

  • 3,000-Year-Old Canoe Found in Wisconsin Is Oldest One Ever Discovered in Great Lakes

    3,000-Year-Old Canoe Found in Wisconsin Is Oldest One Ever Discovered in Great Lakes A woman from the Ho-Chunk Nation touches the canoe. (Photo: Wisconsin Historical Society) Scuba diver and maritime archeologist Tamara Thomsen is on an amazing streak. In November 2021, while swimming on her off day in Wisconsin’s Lake Mendota, she spotted an interesting […]

  • Beautiful Portraits Celebrate First Nations Boys and Their Braids

    Beautiful Portraits Celebrate First Nations Boys and Their Braids In many Indigenous cultures, men grow their hair and wear braids as a way to feel connected to their ancestors. But, unfortunately, this way of showing respect for their culture can sometimes make them the targets of bullying. In fact, for one First Nations mother in […]

  • PSA: iOS 16 has a limit to how many custom lock screens users can create

    PSA: iOS 16 has a limit to how many custom lock screens users can create

    One of the key features of iOS 16 is the new, customizable iPhone lock screen. It lets users create multiple sets with different wallpapers, font settings, and even widgets. However, despite having multiple customization options, the latest version of iPhone’s operating system won’t let you create as many custom lock screens as you want. more… […]

  • The Pixel 6a for $350 ($100 off) makes for an incredible deal

    The Pixel 6a for $350 ($100 off) makes for an incredible deal

    The Pixel 6a has a flat screen with a thicker-than-usual bezel on the bottom. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] The Pixel 7 might be arriving this week, but if you’re not interested in any of that newfangled flagship stuff, have we got a deal for you! The Pixel 6a, Google’s cheaper, simpler smartphone, is on sale […]

  • New trailer for Wakanda Forever gives us a peek at the new Black Panther

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the final film in the MCU’s Phase Four. Still reeling from the death of their king T’Challa, the people of Wakanda face a new threat from a feathered serpent god in the new trailer for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It’s the final film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Four, although […]

  • New PS5 exploit unlocks root privileges, read/write memory access

    New PS5 exploit unlocks root privileges, read/write memory access

    Enlarge / Hackers are getting closer to fully unlocking user control of the PS5 hardware. (credit: Sony) Long-time console hacker and exploit developer SpecterDev has released a PS5 exploit that can give users root privileges and read/write access to large chunks of system memory. While this exploit can’t be used to actually execute arbitrary code […]

  • Google prototypes, open sources an extra-long keyboard with one row of keys

    Google prototypes, open sources an extra-long keyboard with one row of keys

    Enlarge / Google Japan jokes that you can increase productivity by having two people type on the keyboard simultaneously. (credit: Google Japan) Google Japan has a history of joke keyboard concepts that challenge common notions of computing input. The latest concept, the Gboard Stick Version, places every key in the same row, so hunting and pecking […]

  • After an amazing run at Mars, India says its orbiter has no more fuel

    After an amazing run at Mars, India says its orbiter has no more fuel

    Enlarge / Full-disk image of Mars captured by the Mars Orbiter Mission. (credit: ISRO) Despite its modest overall achievements, India’s Mars Orbiter Mission is one of the more notable successes of the modern spaceflight era. Launched in 2013, it was the first Mars mission built by an Asian country to reach orbit around the red planet—only […]

  • Linux 6.0 arrives with support for newer chips, core fixes, and oddities

    Linux 6.0 arrives with support for newer chips, core fixes, and oddities

    Enlarge / And there was much rejoicing, as a new Linux kernel version had arrived before its founder ran out of fingers and toes for counting. (credit: Getty Images) A stable version of Linux 6.0 is out, with 15,000 non-merge commits and a notable version number for the kernel. And while major Linux releases only […]

  • SCOTUS weighs first case testing Big Tech liability for recommending content

    SCOTUS weighs first case testing Big Tech liability for recommending content

    Enlarge (credit: NurPhoto / Contributor | NurPhoto) A key protection shielding social media companies from liability for hosting third-party content—Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act—is set to face its first US Supreme Court challenge. The question before the court hinges on whether Google-owned YouTube is responsible for aiding and abetting ISIS terrorists by actively […]

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