Submission + - How to "Bribe" Our Way to Better Account Security (vortex.com) 2

Lauren Weinstein writes: It’s time to face the facts. Trying to “scare” users into adopting 2sv has been an utter failure.

Maybe we need to consider another approach — the carrot rather than the stick.

What can we do to make 2sv usage desirable, cool, even fun?

Submission + - Scientists Ask Whether The Human Body Can Be Pushed Any Further (www.cbc.ca)

Dave Knott writes: As the Winter Olympics begin in Pyeongchang, some scientists are wondering how much faster, higher and stronger human beings can get. One recent study, published in the journal Frontiers in Physiology, concluded that — after more than a century of pushing the boundaries of our bodies — a plateau has been reached for both sexes. The researchers analyzed athletic performance data going back to the start of the 20th century. After more than 70 years of record-breaking trends, performance starting levelling off in the 1980s. Simply put, our bodies have peaked. And that may mean fewer world records will be smashed in the coming years.

Submission + - Kodi 18 Leia development coming along swimmingly (betanews.com)

BrianFagioli writes: The next version of Kodi is called "Leia," and it is currently under development. With that said, you can run pre-release versions now with great success. If you are waiting for an official "stable" version of Kodi 18, however, you are probably wondering how the development is going. Well, according to a new blog post from the developers, everything is coming along swimmingly. In fact, they have shared some details and statistics about version 18. Some particularly interesting aspects? Kodi 18 will get Google Assistant support for Android and the ability to handle 8K video.

"In general the whole stability has been improved quite a lot. The times you still get glitches or occasional crashes haven been reduced due to just ripping out not so well coded parts and replaced with a more structured design and standard. Not that the old code was bad however over time new insights were gained and having newer code standards just make it better. Untangling all parts or components and make them behave better next to each other has been one of the biggest efforts done so far," says Martijn Kaijser, Kodi.

Submission + - 1,600 PS3 Games Can Be Played At Up To 10K UHD Resolution On Windows PCs Now (polygon.com)

dryriver writes: An impressive open source Playstation 3 emulator called RCPS3 (https://rpcs3.net/) has reached the point where almost 1,600 Playstation 3 games can be played emulated on Windows PCs at up to 10K UHD resolution now. PS3 games and model textures in particular look much sharper on PC in UHD than they did on the original PS3 console (sharpness demonstration video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?...). The developers state that on an up to date gaming PC with a decent GPU, emulated PS3 games can be run at the full framerate of the original console version but at 4K UHD resolution. Development of the emulator and reverse engineering of the PS3's custom graphics hardware is still ongoing — a few of the game videos on the emulator's Youtube channel show small glitches like polygons flickering on and off in some games. But it appears that playing PS3 games emulated on non-Sony hardware may soon become as easy as playing, say, old Amiga or Nintendo games emulated already is today. This is an impressive feat considering that the PS3 hardware is far more complex and difficult to emulate fully than the much simpler hardware of older 16-bit computers and consoles.

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