- In Qt 6.2, QtMultimedia will come back. It has been completely rewritten and the public API has changed significantly. See the post from Lars for all the details.
- Release Qt 6.2 is planned for September (Alpha is available already).
- Qt Creator has a big release incoming: 5.0. It's currently close to beta status.
- Here is a list of good recommendations on how to design secure APIs. Good info both for Qt and Web teams!
- A good summary of PipeWire, a new drop-in replacement for PulseAudio (and more!).
- I love making fun of Google's attempts to revolutionize the way people chat by replacing the current chat with a new one just when people started to like (or at least accept) the old one. Here is a hilarious article written in the same vein, and going to a great depth of this ridiculous story.
- CURL is 25 years old! Here is a lovely interview with its creator.
- Some awesome videos about cybersecurity, by Adam Haertle (PL only, sorry!). These are brilliant, and there are many more from him on YouTube:
- Fuchsia OS has been launched in a real-world product you can (could) buy. But the details look a lot like it's a live beta-test on real users...
- An analysis showing that Tether (stable coin) is a Ponzi scheme.
Science & others
- Scientists have now confirmed that black holes do not shrink.
- Speaking of black holes, we may now have a way to detect Hawking radiation.
- Ingenuity (Mars helicopter) has completed 8 flights, and the team says it's ready to do a lot more.
- Scotland wants to help people all around the country to install heat pumps.
- We have 2 confirmed observations of black hole merging with a neutron star.
- A new material has been developed which shows no thermal expansion between 41400 degrees Kelvin.
- It turns out that sexual selection in evolution works in a different way than we anticipated: when population is thriving, sexual selection is the strongest, but when a population has few females, the selection is weakened.
- A new type of supernova - electron capture supernova - has been confirmed observationally. It has been theorized 40 years ago already, but now we have a direct proof.
- Saule has opened a factory of perovskite photovoltaic cells - they have low-efficiency but are very cheap to produce. So the PV world is quite excited.
- Scientists discovered self-healing material which produces hydrogen due to photosynthesis. Thanks to the self-healing properties, it's efficiency does not degrade with time!
- Here's a video showing the giant squid hunting deep, deep in an ocean.
- Super-small, highly effective radio wave amplifiers have been developed. They can vastly improve radios in our cell phones, for example - they will use far less electricity and space.
- The APOD just had a solid week of gorgeous images, so here you go, all fresh, tasty and ready to be your desktop wallpaper: