Linux Mint Dumps Ubuntu Snap

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Mint's programmers, led by lead developer, Clement "Clem" Lefebvre, has dropped support for Ubuntu's Snap software packing system. [...] So, what's not to like? Well, a lot, thinks Clem. As he wrote in July 2019, the idea is fine: "When snap was announced it was supposed to be a solution, not a… Read More »

Posted on 5 June 2020 | 10:30 pm

People Try To Do Right By Each Other, No Matter the Motivation, Study Finds

People want to help each other, even when it costs them something, and even when the motivations to help don't always align, a new study suggests. Phys.Org reports: In research published today in the journal Science Advances, sociologists found that people overwhelmingly chose to be generous to others -- even to strangers, and even when it seems… Read More »

Posted on 5 June 2020 | 8:30 pm

It's 2020 and USB-C Is Still a Mess

Via Android Authority: USB-C is billed as the solution for all our future cable needs, unifying power, and data delivery with display and audio connectivity. Ushering in an age of the… Read More »

Posted on 5 June 2020 | 7:50 pm

Facebook Tool To Export Pictures To Google Photos Now Available

Shanen shares a report from Android Police: Late last year, Facebook announced a tool to let users easily migrate their uploaded photos to Google Photos. The tool was initially available in Ireland, with plans to expand to more countries in the first half of this year. The social network has made good on those plans by expanding the rollout to the… Read More »

Posted on 5 June 2020 | 7:10 pm

Never-Before-Seen 'Black Nitrogen' Plugs Puzzle in Periodic Table

Researchers at the University of Bayreuth have created a form of nitrogen that's never been seen before. Nicknamed "black nitrogen," the new substance is crystalline, occurs in two-dimensional sheets, and could one day be useful in advanced electronics. From a report: Strangely enough, the idea that black nitrogen didn't exist has long been… Read More »

Posted on 5 June 2020 | 6:30 pm

And That's Really It For Google+

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Last year, Google launched the beta of Currents, which was essentially a rebrand of Google+ for G Suite users, since Google+ for consumers went to meet its maker in April 2019. While Google+ was meant to be an all-purpose social network, the idea behind Currents is more akin to what Microsoft is… Read More »

Posted on 5 June 2020 | 5:50 pm