Super Smash Bros. Ultimate adds Minecraft characters
Nintendo revealed Minecraft characters Steve, Alex, Zombie, and Enderman as the newest fighters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the hit fighting game on Switch. This is the second character that’s part of the game’s second Fighters Pass, following Min Min from Arms. Buying the pass grants access to six... Read more
August Home WiFi Smart Lock: Powerfully Secure Door Lock
August Home has produced smart locks for doors for many years, and now it is introducing its latest model, the WiFi Smart Lock. The August Home locks are known for a retrofit design that makes them easy to install, and this new model is just the same. Priced at... Read more
2021 Lexus IS is a sharp little number
Somewhat confoundingly, adding all-wheel drive to the IS 300 replaces the I4 with a 3.5-liter V6 producing 260 hp and 236 lb-ft, and the transmission loses two forward gears, dropping to six.     Read the article Source link Read more
Taiwan’s Digital Minister Knows How to Crush Covid-19: Trust
The US recorded its first coronavirus case on January 20, 2020. Taiwan recorded its first case the next day. Now, more than eight months later, as the virus has infected 7.2 million Americans and killed more than 205,000, Taiwan has all but returned to normal. Movies, baseball games, concerts... Read more
NIST is crowdsourcing differential privacy techniques for public safety datasets
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is launching the Differential Privacy Temporal Map Challenge. It’s a set of contests, with cash prizes attached, that’s intended to crowdsource new ways of handling personally identifiable information (PII) in public safety datasets. The problem is that although rich, detailed data... Read more
Here’s the first ‘selfie’ of China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft on its way to Mars
Tianwen-1 is en route to Mars, hoping to make China the third nation to successfully land on the red planet. Chinese Lunar Exploration Program This is our first look at China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft on the way to Mars. Against the black backdrop of the eternal void, but shining in... Read more
WIRED25 Day 3: Look at Problems in a New Way
Conversations on the final day of this year’s WIRED25 event revolved around the existential mess that has characterized 2020: Covid-19, election integrity, California wildfires. But the experts who came together to share their insights into these problems, and the work they have been doing to confront them, also communicated... Read more