LOADING ...

technology's posts - English uPOST

Mar 28, 2020 at 05:12. 5 comments

Charter Gives Spectrum Technicians Entering Homes During Pandemic $25 Gift Cards

Charter Gives Spectrum Technicians Entering Homes During Pandemic $25 Gift Cards

Charter Communications, the operator of Spectrum, has been one of the companies refusing to allow staff to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, ignoring guidelines from federal, state, and local authorities while citing its “indispensable” status as an infrastructure provider. Spectrum technicians have also been on the front line , entering homes to service cable and internet...

5 Comments

Mar 28, 2020 at 00:40. 24 comments

Trump Threatens to 'Invoke "P"' After Finding Out How Much Ventilators Cost [Update: He Invoked P]

Trump Threatens to 'Invoke "P"' After Finding Out How Much Ventilators Cost [Update: He Invoked P]

On Friday, Donald Trump—after weeks of pleas from governors, mayors, and state and local health officials over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—continued to toy around with whether he would invoke the Defense Production Act, which allows the federal government to command private businesses to work on projects critical to the security of the nation.

Of course, the threat only came as alarming...

24 Comments

Mar 27, 2020 at 01:27.

Space Force to Get the Hell Off of Earth

Space Force to Get the Hell Off of Earth

The U.S. Space Force is scheduled to launch its first mission to space in a two-hour window beginning at 2:57 p.m. ET on Thursday from Cape Canaveral, sending a communications satellite into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

Per the Orlando Sentinel, the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite onboard (AEHF-6) is the last in a $15 billion program and will be used to...

Mar 26, 2020 at 06:15. 5 comments

Twitter Deletes Post by The Federalist Calling for Coronavirus Infection Program

Twitter Deletes Post by The Federalist Calling for Coronavirus Infection Program

Twitter has removed a tweet from the right-wing site the Federalist after it shared an article by an unlicensed dermatologist urging the public to be exposed to the novel coronavirus en masse and the social network temporarily locked the site’s account.

For those who have mercifully avoided reading its content, the Federalist is a mysteriously funded , sycophantic pro-Donald Trump site with...

5 Comments

Mar 26, 2020 at 06:00. 1 comments

Digimon Adventure's Hard Reset Is Key to the Franchise's Evolution

Digimon Adventure's Hard Reset Is Key to the Franchise's Evolution

Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna, the latest film in Toei’s Digimon franchise, is set to bring the story of the eight children who saved both the real and Digital Worlds by partnering up with living, digital creatures to an end. But it isn’t the end. Much in the same way that Digimon can’t truly “die,” the DigiDestined are coming back in a fascinating way.

While the original Digimon...

1 Comments

Mar 25, 2020 at 20:41. 6 comments

This Egg Is Actually One of the Most Powerful Drones You Can Buy for Less Than $1,200

This Egg Is Actually One of the Most Powerful Drones You Can Buy for Less Than $1,200

You don’t have the chance to review an egg-shaped drone every day. The PowerVision PowerEgg X is exactly that: a powerful quadcopter that resembles an ostrich egg when folded. Although at first, I suffered the natural consequences associated with roughly underdeveloped software, things have changed quite a bit. With each new firmware update, the PowerEgg X has proved to be one of most...

6 Comments

Mar 24, 2020 at 10:45. 1 comments

Microsoft Says Critical Vulnerability in Windows Is Already Being Used in 'Limited Targeted Attacks'

Microsoft Says Critical Vulnerability in Windows Is Already Being Used in 'Limited Targeted Attacks'

Microsoft said on Monday that it has discovered a flaw in Windows 10 and other versions of the operating system that has already resulted in “limited targeted attacks.” There is as of yet no patch for the vulnerability, though Microsoft ranks it as a “critical” flaw.

Per TechCrunch, Microsoft’s security team said a bug in its Adobe Type Manager Library (atmfd.dll), which handles rendering of...

1 Comments

Mar 23, 2020 at 03:10. 9 comments

Best Buy Shifts Services Curbside, Suspends Home Installations and Repairs

Best Buy Shifts Services Curbside, Suspends Home Installations and Repairs

As of today, Best Buy is restricting access for all U.S. stores solely to employees and switching over to “contactless” curbside service for customer pick-ups, exchanges, and returns in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Best Buy CEO Corie Barry called the situation “unprecedented” in a company statement issued this weekend. “We are making the best decisions we can with two goals in...

9 Comments

Mar 23, 2020 at 01:34. 3 comments

Hey Siri, Do I Have Coronavirus?

Hey Siri, Do I Have Coronavirus?

If you’re an Apple user feeling under the weather and are worried you might have covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, you now have a new resource at your disposal: Siri.

Apple has updated Siri with a questionnaire that helps people identify disease symptoms and determine the best course of action. To access it, users can ask Siri, “Hey Siri, do I have coronavirus?” According...

3 Comments

Mar 21, 2020. 5 comments

MovieFone Sells for Just $1 Million as MoviePass Owner Liquidates Remaining Failures

MovieFone Sells for Just $1 Million as MoviePass Owner Liquidates Remaining Failures

Film listing service MovieFone just sold for a paltry $1 million in Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings for owner Helios & Matheson, the company behind the MoviePass clusterfuck, Deadline reported on Friday.

That was the best of six bids for the service, which was founded in 1989 as a phone line that users could dial into for information on upcoming films and thrived through the 90s. AOL shelled...

5 Comments

Mar 21, 2020. 2 comments

Former Google Engineer Anthony Levandowski Escapes 32 of 33 Charges in Waymo Theft Plea Deal

Former Google Engineer Anthony Levandowski Escapes 32 of 33 Charges in Waymo Theft Plea Deal

Anthony Levandowski, the ex-Google autonomous vehicle engineer slapped with 33 charges of theft and attempted theft of trade secrets last year, has struck a deal with Uncle Sam to plead guilty and escape with just one guilty plea, per the Wall Street Journal.

The Journal wrote that Levandowski will plead guilty to one charge of theft of trade secrets for accessing an update to “Project...

2 Comments

Mar 19, 2020. 5 comments

NASA, SpaceX Still Aiming to Launch Manned Crew Dragon Demo-2 Test as Early as May

NASA, SpaceX Still Aiming to Launch Manned Crew Dragon Demo-2 Test as Early as May

NASA and SpaceX are still planning on conducting the first manned commercial crew program launch to space as early as May, indicating that the timetable for the mission has not shifted despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

A NASA media invitation posted on Wednesday and first reported on by TechCrunch said that SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Demo-2 test, which will send astronauts Bob Behnken and...

5 Comments

Mar 19, 2020. 17 comments

Tesla Told Employees to Show Up for Work on Wednesday Despite Shelter-in-Place Order

Tesla Told Employees to Show Up for Work on Wednesday Despite Shelter-in-Place Order

Electric car company Tesla asked employees to show up to work on Wednesday despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, including at its sprawling Fremont, California, production facility, according to emails obtained by CNBC.

The coronavirus has resulted in at least 7,000 confirmed cases throughout all 50 states and Washington, D.C., with over 120 deaths from the disease it causes, covid-19,...

17 Comments

Mar 19, 2020. 1 comments

Sci-Fi Visionary Alex Garland Details His Discomfort With the Modern Tech Landscape

Sci-Fi Visionary Alex Garland Details His Discomfort With the Modern Tech Landscape

Alex Garland’s Devs is focused around a very powerful technology company and its secretive development division . While the work being done there might be sci-fi in nature, the overarching lesson to be learned is one that is very much relevant in our world.

“Like most of us I’ve got a deep unease about the power of tech companies,” Garland, director of Ex Machina and Annihilation , told io9...

1 Comments

Mar 18, 2020. 7 comments

SoftBank May Bail on $3 Billion of Its WeWork Bailout

SoftBank May Bail on $3 Billion of Its WeWork Bailout

Japanese conglomerate SoftBank is trying to backpedal from part of its bailout of tanking coworking space firm WeWork, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations into the latter company’s business practices.

According to the Journal, SoftBank sent a notice to WeWork investors that it might not actually have...

7 Comments

Mar 18, 2020. 9 comments

Automated Facebook Anti-Spam System Goes Hog Wild, Blocks Links Including Covid-19 Info

Automated Facebook Anti-Spam System Goes Hog Wild, Blocks Links Including Covid-19 Info

Facebook’s automated moderation tools went wild and targeted tons of posts about the coronavirus pandemic and other topics on Tuesday evening, blocking users from sharing articles from legitimate news sources.

After former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos tweeted that the errors could be “the start of the [machine learning] going nuts with less human oversight,” current vice...

9 Comments

Mar 17, 2020. 8 comments

Report: Apple Plans to Release Cheap iPhone 9 Plus With Touch ID This Spring

Report: Apple Plans to Release Cheap iPhone 9 Plus With Touch ID This Spring

Code snippets in iOS 14 appear to show that Apple is working on an iPhone 9 Plus to complement the budget model iPhone 9 rumored to be in development, 9to5Mac reported on Monday.

According to 9to5Mac, “evidence indicates” that both the larger and smaller version of the iPhone 9 (the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus came in at 4.7 and 5.7 inches, respectively) will still use the A13 Bionic chip used in the...

8 Comments

Mar 16, 2020. 15 comments

Leaving Westworld Was the Best Thing the HBO Series Could've Done Right Now

Leaving Westworld Was the Best Thing the HBO Series Could've Done Right Now

Westworld returned with its season three premiere last night and the question on everybody’s lips was: Where the hell is Westworld? This might be a series about a Western-style theme park filled with robots, but those key components of the series were nowhere to be found—well, except for the robots. This might seem like a betrayal of the show’s ethos , but it’s actually the right decision...

15 Comments

Mar 15, 2020. 3 comments

Apple Closes All Stores Outside China to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

Apple Closes All Stores Outside China to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

Apple announced on Friday that it was closing all of its stores worldwide, except for those in China, for two weeks until March 27 to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, which has steadily ravaged communities worldwide and forced millions into lockdown.

Hey, Steve Wozniak: What the Fuck?

There’s a lot of information about coronavirus online right now, some of it useful, much of it…

Read...

3 Comments

Mar 13, 2020. 6 comments

Aaron Paul Shares Details on His Westworld Character and His Personal Distrust of Technology

Aaron Paul Shares Details on His Westworld Character and His Personal Distrust of Technology

Bring yourself back online. The third season of Westworld is around the corner, taking us out of the parks for a look at how technology has impacted the larger world. Aaron Paul’s Caleb is our gateway to this new season of Westworld , showing us how average folks have become cogs in a much bigger machine. However, the actor said he tries to avoid the tech boom that’s already arrived.

In an...

6 Comments

Language