Coronavirus cuts Chinese carbon emissions by up to 25 percent

Nitrogen oxides have also fallen significantly as factories are closed.
2020-02-20 12:30:04 preview's
Android 11 Preview hands-on—Notification changes, dark mode options, and more

New Android preview is laser-focused on new APIs, with little in the way of new UI.
2020-02-20 12:15:02 preview's
Microsoft To Invest $1.1 Billion in Mexico Over Next 5 Years

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said the technology giant will invest $1.1 billion in Mexico over the next five years, according to a promotional video released by the Mexican government on Thursday. From a report: Nadella said the investment is "focused on expanding access to digital technology for people and organizations across the country." Microsoft will build a new data center to deliver "client services to help every organization to really get an advantage and drive digital transformation," added Nadella, who met with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador last year. The U.S. company will also invest in training labs and skills programs, Nadella said. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
2020-02-20 12:00:03 preview's
You Can’t Buy Friends, But Bloomberg Would Like to Rent Yours

The billionaire’s presidential campaign is spending big to get people to push his message to their contacts. It might not work.
2020-02-20 12:00:03 preview's
US, UK Formally Blame Russia for Mass-Defacement of Georgian Websites

The US and UK governments have issued official statements today formally accusing Russia's military intelligence agency, GRU, with carrying out a coordinated cyber-attack on thousands of Georgian websites in October 2019. From a report: The incident, widely reported at the time, was considered the largest cyber-attack in the former Soviet country's history. According to a report at the time, unidentified hackers broke into at least one web hosting provider and defaced more than 15,000 websites with an image of former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, with the text "I'll be back" overlaid on top. The former Georgia President was known for his fierce pro-Western agenda but is now a Ukrainian citizen after leaving Georgia in 2013, citing a political witch-hunt on corruption charges. The messages were reported as appearing on sites for the Georgian government, courts, NGOs, news media, and local businesses. In some cases, the web host disruption also took down broadcasting services for some radio and TV stations. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
2020-02-20 11:15:02 preview's
Jennifer Lawrence Will Play an Astronomer for Netflix

Meanwhile, Reed Hastings is working on a book about the streaming giant. 
2020-02-20 11:00:04 preview's
Samsung Sparks Confusion After Sending Out Mysterious '1' Notification To Smartphones

Users of Samsung's Galaxy smartphones got a surprise Thursday morning as they were sent a random notification for its mobile tracking app . From a report: The notification, which some CNBC employees also received, was for Samsung's own "Find My Mobile" app and showed the number "1" twice, with no other information. Once clicked on, the notification disappeared, and some users reported via Twitter that it used up a chunk of their battery life. According to Samsung, the "1" notification was sent out by accident to a number of Galaxy phones as part of "internal testing." Read more of this story at Slashdot.
2020-02-20 10:30:03 preview's
HTC Vive Cosmos VR Headsets (2020): Price, Details, Availability

By giving you the ability to easily upgrade your headset using snap-on faceplates, HTC lowers VR's biggest barrier to entry: price.
2020-02-20 10:15:09 preview's
HTC takes its own magic leap, announces Vive Proton prototype headset

No specs, price, or release window yet. Coming sooner: Three new Vive Cosmos VR sets.
2020-02-20 10:15:07 preview's
MGM Hack Exposes Personal Data Of 10.6 Million Guests

2020-02-20 10:15:03