Facebook Enlists Ray-Ban Maker To Help Develop Secret 'Orion' Smart Glasses

Facebook is partnering with Ray-Ban parent company Luxottica to help speed up development of its top-secret augmented reality glasses that are being developed out of its Facebook Reality Labs in Redmond, Washington. The social media company is hoping the new partnership will help them complete the glasses between 2023 and 2025. CNBC reports: The… Read More »

Posted on 17 September 2019 | 3:50 pm

Comet Visitor From Outside Our Solar System Will Wow Scientists For Months

Astronomers have almost certainly detected a second interstellar comet zooming through our Solar System, but there's still quite a lot of work to be done to find out more about this alien space rock. In the weeks and months to come, astronomers will continue to observe this visitor with as many ground and space-based telescopes as possible to… Read More »

Posted on 17 September 2019 | 3:10 pm

Trump Will End California's Authority To Set Stricter Auto Emissions Rules

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: The Trump administration is expected on Wednesday to formally revoke California's legal authority to set tailpipe pollution rules that are stricter than federal rules, in a move designed by the White House to strike twin blows against both the liberal-leaning state that President Trump… Read More »

Posted on 17 September 2019 | 2:32 pm

Fedora Linux 31 Beta is Here

An anonymous reader shares a report: Fedora 31 is due later this year, but first, there needs to be some beta testing. And so, today, Fedora 31 Beta is made available for download. Unfortunately, details surrounding version 31 are a bit sparse. With that said, one big change involves Fedora users with ARM 64-based single board computers, such as a… Read More »

Posted on 17 September 2019 | 1:50 pm

Firefox Moving To a Faster 4-Week Release Cycle

Mozilla announces in a blog post: We typically ship a major Firefox browser (Desktop and Android) release every 6 to 8 weeks. Building and releasing a browser is complicated and involves many players. To optimize the process, and make it more reliable for all users, over the years we've developed a phased release strategy that includes… Read More »

Posted on 17 September 2019 | 1:10 pm

United States Files Civil Lawsuit Against Edward Snowden

The United States today filed a lawsuit against Edward Snowden, a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA), who published a book entitled Permanent Record in violation of the non-disclosure agreements he signed with both CIA and NSA. From a report: The lawsuit alleges that… Read More »

Posted on 17 September 2019 | 12:33 pm