NASA Launches New $23 Million Toilet to International Space Station

First, PetaPixel reminds us that Estee Lauder's products will be launching into space this week: The cosmetics giant Estee Lauder is paying NASA $128,000 for a product photography shoot onboard the International Space Station. Bloomberg reports that the company will be paying the space agency to fly 10 bottles of its Advanced Night Repair skin… Read More »

Posted on 26 September 2020 | 6:54 pm

Microsoft Updates Edge With New Features To Challenge Chrome

Forbes looks at new features Microsoft added to Edge "as it looks to beat Chrome in the browser wars." It's now going to be possible to search for work files directly inside the Edge browser directly from the address bar. To use this you need Microsoft Search configured, then type "work" and press the Tab key to search your company's network for… Read More »

Posted on 26 September 2020 | 5:53 pm

Tesla's Elon Musk Promises Full Self-Driving Autopilot Beta In 'A Month Or So'

"I think we'll hopefully release a private beta of Autopilot — the full self-driving version of autopilot — in, I think a month or so?" CEO Elon Musk said this week at Tesla's annual shareholder meeting/Battery Day event. "And then people will really understand the magnitude of the change," said Musk adding, "It's profound. You'll see what… Read More »

Posted on 26 September 2020 | 4:40 pm

Python Developer Builds a Raspberry Pi That Alerts Drone Pilots

"A Raspberry Pi, a USB SDR dongle, an LCD a buzzer and a little bit of coding in Python and C has created a very useful alarm for drone and RC model aircraft operators," explains long-time Slashdot reader NewtonsLaw . The device allows users to set an "alarm" perimeter around their operating area and automatically alert them whenever a manned… Read More »

Posted on 26 September 2020 | 3:34 pm

Firefox 81 Released, Can Now Be Your Default Browser in iOS

Engadget reports: One big benefit of iOS 14 is that you can set non-Apple-made apps as your default, including for email and web browsing. Hot on the heels of you being able to set Chrome and Gmail as your clients of choice, Firefox is enabling you to make its browser the default on iPhones and iPads. Naturally, you'll need to have both the latest… Read More »

Posted on 26 September 2020 | 3:04 pm

Bug Allowed Hijacking Other Firefox Mobile Browsers on the Same Wi-Fi Network

"Mozilla has fixed a bug that can be abused to hijack all the Firefox for Android browsers on the same Wi-Fi network and force users to access malicious sites, such as phishing pages," reports ZDNet: The bug was discovered by Chris Moberly, an Australian security researcher working for GitLab. The actual vulnerability resides in the Firefox SSDP… Read More »

Posted on 26 September 2020 | 2:34 pm