Re:Earth – The Digital Story Archive.

Re:Earth is a tool that allows you to create and publish digital archives that tell stories.
It allows you to express and show your data in a meaningful, three dimensional way, avoiding more typical and shallow representations.

“I want to represent our material in a way that’s easy to understand, like a movie or a novel.”
The storytelling feature allows you to chronologically view your material based on the connections you’ve made between your data.

Digital Earth & GIS
“I want an intuitive way to visualize activities and materials across countries and regions.”
The system is GIS (Geographic Information System) compatible, and each document can be given location information & displayed on a digital globe.

Style Customization
“I want to summarize historical and regional issues, showing the borders, location and cultural customs of the time.”
You can use your own map image for the globe’s landscape, as well as custom fonts and coloring.

Self-driving cars address only a third of crashes, according to study

The primary objective for self-driving cars, at least the ones pushed by proponents of the technology, isn’t the convenience of the driver or passenger. That is just one of the goals or even a by-product of what these autonomous vehicles bring to the table. After all, one can only sit back and relax and take one’s hands off the wheel and eyes of the road when you’re 200% sure the self-driving car can safely drive itself through any road condition or obstacle. It turns out, however, that our current autonomous driving technologies can only avoid 34% of crashes that human drivers caused …

Honor’s latest smartphone has a temperature sensor

Available with the new Honor Play 4 Pro

One of Honor’s newly announced smartphones, the Honor Play 4 Pro, is available with an infrared temperature sensor, XDA-Developers reports. A video shared by the company’s official Weibo account shows the handset displaying temperature readings after being held up to people’s faces and wrists. The phones were announced in China, and there’s currently no word of an international release.

A temperature sensor would normally sound like a niche smartphone feature, but in the era of a pandemic when a high temperature could be a sign of being ill with COVID-19, it could be a helpful tool to have on hand. Of course, its usefulness depends on how accurate it is. Honor says that the sensor works between temperatures of -20 degrees Celsius and 100 degrees Celsius (roughly -4 to 212 degrees Fahrenheit), which is more than enough to cover the human body’s range of potential temperatures, and that it can sense temperatures down to the tenth of a degree …

Lenovo is certifying its Think workstations to run Linux

Lenovo announced that it’s certifying its entire lineup of ThinkPad and ThinkStation workstation PCs to run Linux. While you’ve always been able to install Linux on a ThinkPad, this change simply means that you won’t have to worry about any kind of compatibility issues.

Lenovo is promising end-to-end support when running Linux on a Think workstation, such as the P1 or P53. You’ll be able to get security patches, driver updates, firmware updates, and BIOS updates. The company also says that it will upstream drivers to the Linux kernel, so everything should work right away …

The two Linux distributions that are officially supported are Ubuntu and Red Hat, including Fedora and more. Lenovo also offers an OEM version of Ubuntu LTS, which promises to be more secure and stable than the more popular version of Ubuntu. You can also get the ThinkPad P53 and P1 Gen 2 pre-installed with Fedora.