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Science/Tech

Facebook Groups Are Being Revamped To Look Like Discord

Today at 18:01 PM, via Slashdot

Facebook Groups are about to get some big changes, and if you’ve used Discord, the new approach should seem pretty darn familiar. From a report: Meta is testing a new left-aligned sidebar and channels list for Groups, and the changes are giving me some serious Discord vibes. Meta is even evoking Discord with a purple accent color. Central to the changes is a new sidebar that lists your groups...

ADT Is Betting Google Can Drag It Into the Future

Today at 17:22 PM, via Slashdot

The century-old security giant best known for its octagonal blue logo is banking on a smart-home partnership with a company that’s also one of its biggest threats. From a report: Kneeling beneath a framed print of Thomas Kinkade’s painting A Peaceful Retreat, Roli Chiu, alarm system installer, began his work one day in March by unpacking boxes of devices inside a new customer’s living room. It...

Whose Rocket Hit the Moon?

Today at 16:40 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader shares a report: The short version of this story is that skywatchers led by Bill Gray had been tracking an object for months that, based on their calculations, would soon impact the moon. It was obviously a piece of rocket trash (rockets produce a ton of trash), but no one stepped up to say “yes, that’s ours, sorry about that.” Based on their observations and discussions,...

Microsoft Cloud Computing System Suffering From Global Shortage

Today at 16:02 PM, via Slashdot

Due to a confluence of crises, the second-largest cloud provider has been operating in the yellow zone, meaning its data centers have a less-than-normal level of servers available. From a report: In March 2020, Microsoft’s Azure cloud buckled under the strain of companies around the world shifting to remote work, causing service outages and forcing some customers to wait to launch and update...

The Best Cheap Phones for Almost Every Budget

Today at 15:00 PM, via Wired

There’s little reason to pay top dollar for a smartphone. These Android devices and iPhones—ranging from $150 to $500—stood up to WIRED’s testing.

Police Tactic of Sweeping Google Searches To Find Suspects Faces First Legal Challenge

Today at 15:00 PM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NBC News: A teen charged with setting a fire that killed five members of a Senegalese immigrant family in Denver, Colorado, has become the first person to challenge police use of Google search histories to find someone who might have committed a crime, according to his lawyers. In documents filed Thursday in Denver District Court, lawyers for the...

What to do in a minor bumper bashing accident

Today at 14:51 PM, via MyBroadband

We all despise bumper bashings! A bumper bashing is when a driver bumps into the car bumper in front of them because they never stopped in time or failed to maintain a safe following distance.

Huge FNB outage

Today at 14:20 PM, via MyBroadband

FNB has been hit by a major outage affecting its Internet banking, mobile app, and card transactions.

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