Images of Google Pixel Slate leak, show a Chrome OS tablet with a detachable keyboard, stylus, stereo speakers, and a USB-C port (Asif Iqbal Shaik/MySmartPrice)

October 6, 2018

Asif Iqbal Shaik / MySmartPrice: Images of Google Pixel Slate leak, show a Chrome OS tablet with a detachable keyboard, stylus, stereo speakers, and a USB-C port  —  The Google Pixel Slate will run Chrome OS and will be unveiled during the company’s October 09 launch event.  The tablet will feature a capacitive stylus … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Images of Google Pixel Slate leak, show a Chrome OS tablet with a detachable keyboard, stylus, stereo speakers, and a USB-C port (Asif Iqbal Shaik/MySmartPrice)

October 6, 2018

Asif Iqbal Shaik / MySmartPrice: Images of Google Pixel Slate leak, show a Chrome OS tablet with a detachable keyboard, stylus, stereo speakers, and a USB-C port  —  The Google Pixel Slate will run Chrome OS and will be unveiled during the company’s October 09 launch event.  The tablet will feature a capacitive stylus … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Elon Musk Tweets About Tesla Sales, the SEC, and a Special Offer From SpaceX

Tesla’s model 3 is now one of the five top-selling sedans in America (while sales of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class are down 28 percent through September), Bloomberg reports. Elon Musk tweeted out a link to their article on Thursday — but it was his other tweet, a satirical criticism of the SEC, that made headlines. MarketWatch reports: Tesla shares ended 7% lower on Friday as Wall Street reacted to Musk’s tweet…

October 6, 2018
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Greg Kroah-Hartman: Outside Phone Vendors Aren’t Updating Their Linux Kernels

“Linux runs the world, right? So we want to make sure that things are secure,” says Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman. When asked in a new video interview which bug makes them most angry, he first replies “the whole Spectre/Meltdown problem. What made us so mad, in a way, is we were fixing a bug in somebody else’s layer!” One also interesting thing about the whole Spectre/Meltdown is the complexity…

October 6, 2018
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On the History of Watches

October 6, 2018

I recommend reading this in its native typography at On the History of Watches — The NOMOS Tangente Some friends just commented about a video on Twitter where a watch guy basically described why real watches are real watches, and technology-based watches like the Apple Watch don’t qualify. You should take a moment to watch the video. I agree with many of his points, and I’ve recently consumed a number…

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It’s Ham Vs.Ham As Radio Amateurs Are In Conflict At ARRL

Bruce Perens co-founded the Open Source Initiative with Eric Raymond — and he’s also Slashdot reader #3872. But this week he wrote in with some news from the world of amateur (or “ham”) radio: ARRL has been the USA’s representative organization for Amateur Radio for over a century. More recently, the organization has replaced transparency and democratic representation of its membership with confidentiality, policies to stifle dissent, and punishment of…

October 6, 2018
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‘Limit Theory’ Game Cancelled Six Years After Its Kickstarter Raised $187K

AmiMoJo quotes Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Sandbox space sim Limit Theory has been cancelled, six years after a successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, because main developer Josh Parnell is simply exhausted from working on it for so long. He’s spent, he says: emotionally, mentally, physically, and financially. “Not in my darkest nightmares did I expect this day to ever come, but circumstances have reached a point that even my endless optimism…

October 6, 2018
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Hands-on with Google Pixel 3 XL, bought from a Hong Kong retailer three days before official announcement (Richard Lai/Engadget)

October 6, 2018

Richard Lai / Engadget: Hands-on with Google Pixel 3 XL, bought from a Hong Kong retailer three days before official announcement  —  Even though this is an unreleased product, everything seems to check out: The device feels solid and well-built, likewise with its box and accessories, which include a pair of USB-C earphones … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Can We Test the Speed of Light Using ‘Lensing’ from Supernovae?

Long-time Slashdot reader RockDoctor writes: One of the key assumptions of Relativity — both Special and General — is that the speed of light is a constant in all non-accelerating reference frames. As a key assumption, it is also one of the things that gets the kooks, wingnuts and fanatics all riled up, because they have proven that it’s wrong, though those pesky scientists refuse to listen to their spittle-flecked…

October 6, 2018
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