U.S. Supreme Court deems half of Oklahoma a Native American reservation

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday recognized about half of Oklahoma as Native American reservation land and overturned a tribe member's rape conviction because the location where the crime was committed should have been considered outside the reach of state criminal law.

Sampler for Mac Touchbars

Marcos Alonso, developer of Samplr for iPad, has introduced Samplr for Touchbar – a free app that puts a touchscreen sampler into your Mac’s Touchbar. His ‘quarantine project ’, Samplr for Touchbar is a mini version of the original Samplr and is ...

MonitorControl: Control external monitor brightness and volume on your Mac

Control your external monitor brightness, contrast or volume directly from a menulet or with keyboard native keys. Translations: 🇬🇧 🇫🇷 🇩🇪 🇮🇹 🇷🇺 🇺🇦 🇯🇵

Police surveilled protests with help from Twitter-affiliated startup Dataminr

Leveraging close ties to Twitter, controversial artificial intelligence startup Dataminr helped law enforcement digitally monitor the protests that swept the country following the killing of George Floyd, tipping off police to social media posts with ...

New German law would force ISPs to allow secret service to install trojans

A new law being proposed in Germany would see all 19 federal state intelligence agencies in Germany granted the power to spy on German citizens through the use of trojans. The new law would force internet service providers (ISPs) to install government ...

Boom supersonic jet readies for rollout

The supersonic age for passengers will roll out on October 7th when Boom unveils its XB-1 scaled prototype of the future of top-end air travel. The XB-1 rollout is a major milestone for Boom and for the future of commercial supersonic travel. As the first independently-developed supersonic jet,...

XP Paint – A Web-Based Version of Window XP's MS Paint

How to unc0ver a 0-day in 4 hours or less

At 3 PM PDT on May 23, 2020, the unc0ver jailbreak was released for iOS 13.5 (the latest signed version at the time of release) using a zero-day vulnerability and heavy obfuscation. By 7 PM, I had identified the vulnerability and informed ...

On the Closing of Living Computers: Museum+Labs

As you might have heard, Living Computers: Museum+Labs has shut down; its doors will remain closed for at least the next twelve to eighteen months, and the staff is off to find new adventures.

Computational Music Synthesis

Zeroth Edition    (Online Version 0.3) Department of Computer Science George Mason University This is an open set of lecture notes on topics related to building music synthesizers in software, and is intended for undergraduate-level computer scientists ...

Evidence-based Software Engineering – book beta

My book, Evidence-based software engineering: based on the publicly available data is now out on beta release ( pdf, and code+data). The plan is for a three-month review, with the final version available in the shops in time for Christmas (I plan to ...

Dates and Times in JavaScript – A New API for Dates from TC39

JavaScript Dateis broken in ways that cannot be fixed without breaking the web. As the story goes, it was included in the original 10-day JavaScript engine hack and based on java.util.Date, which itself was deprecated in 1997 due to being a terrible ...

Bulgaria writes new chapter in long story of demographic decline

Bulgaria faces huge demographic challenges, but optimists point to recent migration trends as cause for at least cautious optimism. Google “Bulgaria ”and “demography ”and you will rapidly learn that journalists and analysts have for years been reporting ...

Show HN: Screenr – Automated Workflow for Your Email

I tried Hey, the new e-mail service built by Basecamp. It is great, simple, smart. They ’ve put a lot of thoughts behind re-inventing email. There are some pretty interesting features but fundamentally what is different is the opinionated workflow ...

One woman's stolen identity exposed a system of exam fraud

This week around 10 million students across China have sat the Gaokao - a college entrance exam which determines their entire future. Hanging over their heads, though, is the recent revelation that hundreds of other students before them were victim ...

PostgreSQL Templates

Whenever you create a new database in Postgres, you are actually basing it off an already present database in your cluster. This database, template1, and another, called template0, are standard system databases that exist in every newly created database ...

Subway-style maps of roads of the Roman Empire

Project: Roman roads diagrams The Roman roads diagram project is a series of maps driven by an unconventional idea: what if we represented Ancient Rome’s famed road network in the style of a modern transit map? So far I’ve made five diagrams (below). Click for more information. You can see how...

Behind the dead-water phenomenon

What makes ships mysteriously slow down or even stop as they travel, even though their engines are working properly? This was first observed in 1893 and was described experimentally in 1904 without all the secrets of this "dead water" ...

Launch HN: Yotta Savings (YC S20) – Behavioral psychology to help people save

Hey HN! We are Adam & Ben, co-founders of Yotta Savings ( https://www.withyotta.com/), an app that uses behavioral psychology to help people save money by making saving exciting. We were inspired to build Yotta by the Premium Bond program ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premium_Bond ...

The Bourne collection: online search is older than you think

Charlie Bourne was an expert in computerized search for 40 years before Google. CHM has recently finished cataloging his unique collection of materials documenting the history of online search and information systems from the 1950s onward, supported by a generous grant from the National Archives.

Decentraleyes – Local CDN Emulation

Tip: Use the testing utility to see if you are properly protected. It's the recommended, and likely fastest, way to see if the extension is installed, enabled, and correctly configured.

A Woman Who Needed to Be Upside-Down (2012)

Health A doctor is baffled: Why did a 
giant man walk into the ER holding 
a tiny woman by her feet? The emergency room was busy that afternoon. I had just started my shift and was making my way through a scrum of frantic doctors, nurses, and orderlies ...

Chicago Police Department shuts down its arrest API

With Chicago reeling this week from a bloody July 4 weekend that saw more than 80 shootings claim the lives of at least 17 people, including young children, police Superintendent David Brown doubled down on his approach to stemming the violence at ...

A UI editor for single-element CSS illustrations

xMEMS announces the first monolithic MEMS speaker

Speakers aren ’t traditionally part of our coverage, but today ’s announcement of xMEMS ’new speaker technology is something that everybody should take note of. Voice coil speakers as we know them and have been around in one form or another for ...

Redis Core Team Update

Both AWS’s Madelyn Olson and Zhao Zhao of Alibaba Cloud are well known for their contributions to the Redis open source project and setting the standard for community behavior that healthy projects require to thrive.

Portland approves 10% cap on fees that food delivery apps can charge restaurants

Portland is considering banning third-party delivery services like Grubhub from charging restaurants a fee for using its services more than 10% of the purchase price of a delivery or pick-up order as the coronavirus pandemic continues. (Courtesy of Muskegon ...

Western Digital's 16TB and 18TB drives: EAMR HDDs enter the retail channel

Western Digital made a number of announcements yesterday related to their enterprise hard-disk drives (HDD) product lines. While there was nothing unexpected in terms of the products being announced, two aspects stood out - one was the retail availability ...

NeurIPS 2020 Optimization Competition

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African tech workers push back on U.S. startup built to help them

Pandemonium broke out in Africa. The software developers working for a New York startup headed toward a billion-dollar valuationwere angry. Their company, established to help the African continent by training computer engineers and outsourcing them, was ...