Steve August 14, 2020

Animation by Luis Yordan FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver walks us through the 2020 Presidential Election Forecast. Learn how to navigate the new model — and find out what to keep an eye on as Election Day approaches. Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight. @natesilver538 Tony Chow is a video producer […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘Human life is the most precious thing’: Svetlana Tikhanovskaya speaks out from exile Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has called for peaceful rallies across the country, after she was forced to leave for Lithuania in the wake of a disputed election. “Don’t stay on the sidelines,” she […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Posted August 14, 2020 by Charles Morris & filed under Newswire, The Tech. After at least a year in stealth mode, French startup Verkor has announced plans to build a battery gigafactory in France. The facility, which is to open in 2023, will have an initial annual capacity of 16 GWh, which could be expanded […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Posted August 14, 2020 by Charles Morris & filed under Newswire, The Vehicles. The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), which serves the Tampa, Florida, metropolitan area, has secured a $2.7-million federal grant to buy four electric buses, which are expected to be in service in two years. The federal grant will cover half the […]

Steve August 14, 2020

During ongoing controversy over United States Postal Service slowdowns and mail-in voting in August 2020, historian Heather Cox Richardson posted a status update to Facebook quoting United States President Tweety McTreason as saying that withholding USPS funding meant “they can’t have universal mail-in voting”:   The post began: August 13, 2020 (Thursday) Today was another one for […]

Steve August 14, 2020

If you’re attached to Ubuntu’s previous LTS release you’ll be interested to know the fifth point release is now available to download. Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS (like all point releases before it) consolidates all the app, performance, and bug fixes Ubuntu devs have issued to the OS since the previous point release image was made. I.e., […]

Steve August 14, 2020

If your laptop comes with a HiDPI display and you are running Linux on it, you will find that all your icons, windows and text are too small to see properly. This is where fractional scaling comes in. Here we will show you how to enable fractional scaling in Ubuntu 20.04 (Gnome). What Is Fractional […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Waze has come a long way since it first debuted in 2006. In fact, it’s gone all the way to being acquired by Google. The app has had a number of changes this year. The most recent change in the Waze app is the addition of a gas station contactless payment option. Waze App Changes […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Though a DNS spoofing vulnerability in Windows (CVE-2020-1464) has been rated as a zero-day due to reports of exploitation in the wild, the focus for this month’s updates should be on testing key Windows features prior to deployment. Primarily, printing and back-up scenarios will require your attention. You will also need to work with multiple […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Slack and Atlassian have strengthened their alliance with a joint product roadmap that includes deeper app integrations and a “passport” that reduces time spent logging into separate services. The move marks the latest step in a partnership between the two companies who previously competed directly with real-time communications tools. As part of a deal struck […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Sen. Kamala Harris In 2016, I wanted Hillary Clinton to be our next president, and I was sure that she would be. I was devastated. In 2019 and early 2020, I wanted a woman to win the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. Instead, one qualified woman after another failed to get enough votes, and now […]

Steve August 14, 2020

Hurricane Maria and Heat Wave Henrietta? For decades, meteorologists have named hurricanes and ranked them according to severity. Naming and categorizing heat waves too could increase public awareness of the extreme weather events and their dangers, contends a newly formed group that includes public health and climate experts. Developing such a system is one of […]