Vote by mail doesn’t really change much, election wise

Mailing it in — A slight uptick in turnout, and no indication of either party gaining. John Timmer - Aug 27, 2020 10:35 pm UTC Enlarge / Socially distanced voting may not be needed if vote by mail is adopted.With an uncontrolled pandemic raging, lots of states have been considering shifting to a vote-by-mail system.…

Kushner aboard as Israel, UAE cement ties with first ever direct...

Presidential senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner was among a group of top U.S. and Israeli officials who traveled to the United Arab Emirates from Israel on Monday on the first direct flight operated by an Israeli airline to the Gulf kingdom.The U.S. and Israeli delegations flew from Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport to the capital…

LG SN7Y soundbar review: Great Atmos sound for less

“The LG SN7Y nails Dolby Atmos at the approachable $500 price point.” Sleek design Simple setup Solid overall sound quality Impressive Dolby Atmos Lacks Wi-FI Average bass Of all the soundbars in LG’s 2020 lineup, the SN7Y might just be the most intriguing. It’s a 3.1.2-channel soundbar system with support for a wide variety of…

Schools are buying up surveillance technology to fight COVID-19

Fayette County Public Schools, a 24-school district in Georgia, reopened its classroom doors last month. As at many schools around the country, officials in Fayette have concerns about safely bringing students back to school amid a pandemic — and they’re turning to surveillance technology for help. The school district recently made a deal to purchase…

Nikola founder abruptly resigns amid fraud allegations

Pursuing other opportunities — Nikola is reportedly under investigation by the SEC and Department of Justice. Timothy B. Lee - Sep 21, 2020 6:42 pm UTC Enlarge / Nikola Chairman Trevor Milton unveils the Nikola One truck in December 2016.Trevor Milton, founder of electric truck startup Nikola, resigned his job as executive chairman of the company on…

Google will let you sign in and save passwords on Chrome...

A year ago, Google tweaked Chrome so that it can fill out your credit card details even if you don’t switch on the browser’s sync feature. Now, the tech giant is making it even easier to access your logins and payment details without having to sync across devices, so long as you’re signed in. Google…

DOMPurify bypass: XSS via HTML namespace confusion

In this blogpost I’ll explain my recent bypass in DOMPurify – the popular HTML sanitizer library. In a nutshell, DOMPurify’s job is to take an untrusted HTML snippet, supposedly coming from an end-user, and remove all elements and attributes that can lead to Cross-Site Scripting (XSS). This is the bypass: Believe me that there’s not…

How to use Android Auto

Google developed Android Auto for motorists who are frustrated with their car’s native infotainment system. Like rival software Apple CarPlay, Android Auto gives drivers the option of embedding a familiar, smartphone-like interface into their touchscreen. Further reading What is Android Auto? All the cars with Android Auto Best Android Auto apps Setting up Android Auto…

How to turn off Outlook’s horrible Top Results ‘feature’

The Top Results feature in Outlook doesn't behave like email searches have for decades. Here's how to turn it off. IDG Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Ever since email was invented, relevant temporal results have been the goal of its search. If you…

Tropical Storm Eta lashes Florida after slamming Cuba

Tropical Storm Eta, the lingering former hurricane that hit Central America last week, lashed parts of South Florida with powerful winds, heavy rain and a dangerous storm surge Sunday after slamming Cuba, officials said.Eta had been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical depression, but it restrengthened to a tropical storm Saturday.By Sunday night, the…

The best Minecraft shaders, and how to install them

At one time, Minecraft was the most talked-about video game in the world, and seemingly synonymous with the medium itself for many people. With so many people putting so much time into Minecraft — a game centered on creation and customization — it’s not surprising that some of them would want to put their own…

Home Depot’s giant 12 ft tall Halloween skeleton decoration

Apparently Home Depot sells a giant 12 ft tall Halloween skeleton and it's pretty damn glorious. It costs $300, but every penny goes to the skeleton being really big and awesome. They're also sold out, because obviously something this necessary would be sold out. The second I get my hands on one I'm setting it…