Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

April 08, 2024

The Key Role of Protective DNS for Phishing Protection

Enterprise -- EfficientIP - Phishing attacks have been around for almost three decades. Awareness of them is wide with phishing protection measures to detect and block them included in almost every security solution. Nevertheless, they remain one of the most commonly...

April 08, 2024 02:39 AM

Four things you need to know about China's AI talent pool

Think -- MIT Technology Review - In 2019, MIT Technology Review covered a report that shined a light...

April 08, 2024 02:29 AM

Google's Pixel 9 will reportedly come in three sizes this fall

Tech -- The Verge - Google plans to shake up its smartphone strategy in 2024 by releasing three different models of the upcoming Pixel 9. That's according to 91mobiles, with the site now claiming that the renders published...

April 08, 2024 02:20 AM

The Most Hackable Handheld Ham Radio Yet

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - All right, confession time. I don't use my handheld ham radio for much more than eavesdropping on the subway dispatcher when my train rumbles to a mysterious halt in a dark tunnel. But even I couldn't help but hear the buzz surrounding...

April 08, 2024 02:18 AM

Settle Launches Automatic 3-Way Matching for Purchase Orders

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Settle has added an Automatic 3-Way Matching for Purchase Orders feature to its cash-flow management platform.

Designed for eCommerce and consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands, this feature dynamically validates purchase orders (POs), goods...

April 08, 2024 02:13 AM

April 04, 2024

Bladder sensor sends "pee-time" alerts to patients' smartphones

gizmag -- Although you may know when you need to pee, such is not the case with everyone. A new implantable sensor is designed to help those other folks, by sending a smartphone alert when their bladder is full.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Northeastern...

April 04, 2024 06:36 AM

April 01, 2024

Databricks' Acquisition of Lilac Enhances Data Quality for GenAI Apps

Enterprise -- Channelinsider - Prominent data intelligence platform Databricks has announced the acquisition of Boston-based applied research startup Lilac, a developer of tools that enhance the quality of data used in developing large language models (LLMs). The integration...

April 01, 2024 03:01 AM

NASA touts space research in anti-cancer fight

Life -- Phys.org - Experiments in the weightless environment of space have led to "crazy progress" in the fight against cancer, NASA officials said at a recent event highlighting an important and personal initiative of US President Joe Biden.

April 01, 2024 01:57 AM

Final tests completed on Lockheed Martin' hypersonic missile

gizmag -- The US Air Force has completed testing of its hypersonic AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon. The test was carried out on March 17, 2024 when the missile was dropped from a B-52H Stratofortress at the Reagan Test Site in the Marshall Islands.

April 01, 2024 01:16 AM

NASA: Blue Origin Space Station Passes Life Support Testing Milestone

Tech -- ExtremeTech - This moves the commercial space station project one step closer to reality.

April 01, 2024 12:41 AM

Time to invest in Taiwan's drones as flying taxis become boring

Media -- DIGITIMES - Air taxis are set to become part of everyday life.

April 01, 2024 12:35 AM

Redis acquires storage engine startup Speedb to enhance its open-source database

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Redis Ltd. has acquired Speedb Ltd., the developer of a storage engine it uses to power its commercial database offerings. The company didn't disclose the financial terms in its announcement of the deal today. Tel Aviv-based Speedb previously...

April 01, 2024 12:17 AM

March 31, 2024

Google is bringing satellite messaging to Android 15

Tech -- The Verge - Google's second developer preview for Android 15 has arrived, bringing long-awaited support for satellite connectivity alongside several improvements to contactless payments, multi-language recognition,...

March 31, 2024 08:35 PM

Redis Acquires Speedb to Supercharge End-to-End Application Performance at Lower Cost

Globe Newswire -- Technology - The data storage engine joins the world's fastest in-memory datastore to strengthen application performance across caching and real-time use cases The data storage engine joins the world's fastest in-memory datastore to strengthen application...

March 31, 2024 08:31 PM

WP Engine review: A solid managed-hosting provider for WordPress

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - WP Engine is a well-known managed hosting provider for WordPress. But is it right for you? We take an in-depth look at the features, capabilities, and performance of this popular service.

March 31, 2024 07:54 AM

This new feature will finally make the Chromebook calendar widget useful

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - I've complained about it multiple times in the past, and to be honest, I was beginning to think that we'd simply never see this new feature on Chromebooks. However, recent code changes happening in the Chromium Repositories point to the...

March 31, 2024 07:45 AM

March 26, 2024

3 useful AI features coming to future Android phones with this Qualcomm chipset

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - The Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 processor enables faster image and text generation, photo expansion, and a virtual assistant with a face.

March 26, 2024 05:49 AM

New Genetic Tools Have Dramatically Changed Wildlife Conservation

Life -- Undark - In the rapidly growing field of eDNA, technological innovation has been key to surveying biodiversity. And while some scientists continue to use traditional methods, others are also banking on tools such as robots to help collect samples, as...

March 26, 2024 05:40 AM

ServiceNow Advances Enterprise-Grade Generative AI Through Expanded Partnership With NVIDIA

Business Wire -- ServiceNow today announced an expansion of its partnership with NVIDIA to advance the use of enterprise-grade generative AI (GenAI).

March 26, 2024 04:57 AM

Snowflake Teams with NVIDIA to Deliver Full-Stack AI Platform for Customers to Transform Their Industries

Business Wire -- Snowflake (NYSE: SNOW), the Data Cloud Company, today announced at NVIDIA GTC an expanded collaboration with NVIDIA that further empowers enterprise customers with an AI platform, bringing together the full-stack NVIDIA accelerated platform...

March 26, 2024 04:56 AM

March 25, 2024

Super-Portable, Tunable VHF Antenna

EE -- Hackaday - Ham radio is having a bit of a resurgence these days, likely due to awards programs like Parks on the Air (POTA) and Summits on the Air (SOTA), which encourage amateur radio operators to head outside and "activate" at various parks and mountaintops....

March 25, 2024 05:52 AM

AmateurLogic 191: Tool Time

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - AmateurLogic.TV Episode 191 is now available for download.

Can't find the tool you need? Make it.

Economical heat shrink tubing labels.

Emile's out of this world NASA adventure.

Mike's BitX40 build part 2.

Kicking the tires of Icom's...

March 25, 2024 05:50 AM

What Is Mastodon, and Why Are People Leaving Twitter for It?

Life -- Reader's Digest - Over the past couple of decades, we've gone from adjusting to life with a social media presence to social media becoming an integrated part of our world to seriously wondering what would happen if social media disappeared. Some people...

March 25, 2024 04:35 AM

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Launches Neuro-Inclusive Oncology Care and Empowerment Program

Life -- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Dana-Farber Cancer Institute launched the Neuro-Inclusive Oncology Care and Empowerment Program, a psychosocial oncology program that is specialized for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD).

March 25, 2024 04:34 AM

Logitech's Casa Pop-Up Desk is confirmed 'Works with Chromebook'

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - If you have been looking for a wireless trackpad and keyboard combo that works perfectly with your Chromebook, the Logitech Casa Pop-Up Desk might be the answer. After learning about the US release of this "desk in a box" that packs a...

March 25, 2024 04:30 AM

NASA Is One Step Closer to Fixing Voyager 1

Tech -- ExtremeTech - A recent 'poke' command caused the probe to send back useful data for the first time in months.

March 25, 2024 04:29 AM

March 23, 2024

The Best Wireless Charging Phone Mounts for Cars

Life -- The Wirecutter - If you own a car without smart features such as Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, you probably rely on your phone's screen for everything from turn-by-turn directions to music selection to hands-free calls. And if so, keeping your phone...

March 23, 2024 05:50 AM

How to Clean a Laptop Screen Without Damaging It

Life -- Reader's Digest - Laptop screens take a lot of abuse. Between sneezes, fingerprint smears and plain old dust, they can get pretty filthy. It's bad enough when your screen loses its luster during Zoom calls or makes text difficult to read. But a dirty...

March 23, 2024 05:48 AM

Oracle Unveils New AI Capabilities for Finance and Supply Chain

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Oracle has added new generative artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to its Fusion Cloud Applications Suite.

"The latest AI additions include new generative AI capabilities embedded in existing business workflows across finance, supply...

March 23, 2024 05:36 AM

Oracle AI buzz means Larry Ellison's worth $15B more today

Enterprise -- The Register - And here you were saying tech hadn't yet made a difference to someone special

Larry Ellison's personal wealth is inextricably linked to Oracle and yesterday it ballooned by more than $15 billion following a 12 percent rally of Big Red's...

March 23, 2024 02:03 AM

Space Junk Poses a Risk to Life on Earth

Tech -- SiliconHills - When Moriba Jah started tracking space junk orbiting the Earth, there were 26,000 objects ranging in size from a cell phone to the space station. Of those, 1,200 were working satellites providing services. "Everything else was garbage,"...

March 23, 2024 01:34 AM

March 21, 2024

5 Android productivity apps that I can't live - or work - without

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Away from my desk? It's never a problem! With these five essential Android apps, I'm always productive, connected, and organized on the go.

March 21, 2024 05:46 AM

Why the iPad Mini is still the best iPad for me in 2024

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Forget the upcoming M3 iPad Pro or Air. The iPad Mini has become my consistent travel companion, and I love it.

March 21, 2024 05:28 AM

WP Engine's DE{CODE} 2024: What's Next in Modern Web Development

Business Wire -- WP Engine today announced registration is open for DE{CODE} 2024, the company's annual developer conference and the industry's largest WordPress developer event. The free, virtual event will be held on March 19 (North America and APAC) and March 21 (EMEA)....

March 21, 2024 02:37 AM

IPVanish VPN strengthens security offering with Threat Protection and split tunneling features

Business Wire -- IPVanish, the award-winning no-traffic-log VPN provider owned by Ziff Davis, has added its highly requested Threat Protection and split tunneling security features to its VPN app across a wide range of devices, including Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and...

March 21, 2024 02:37 AM

Smartwatches Go Beyond Step Counting and Heartbeats

Aspencore -- IoT Times - Fitbit filed a patent application for a display to estimate blood pressure when pressed. French Withings smartwatch features ECG and breathing disturbances. Samsung offers blood-pressure measurement on its Galaxy Watches, and Apple is looking...

March 21, 2024 02:20 AM

March 20, 2024

Inside America's Last Morse Code Station

EE -- Hackaday - The Titanic famously (or infamously) used Morse code to call out in distress at the end of its final voyage. Ships at sea and the land-based stations that supported them used Morse code for decades, but with the growing use of satellites, maritime...

March 20, 2024 06:06 AM

Log Explorer: monitor security events without third-party storage

Infosec -- Cloudflare - Today, we are excited to announce beta availability of Log Explorer, which allows you to investigate your HTTP and Security Event logs directly from the Cloudflare Dashboard. Log Explorer is an extension of Security Analytics, giving you...

March 20, 2024 05:54 AM

The HomePod and HomePod Mini are both receiving a rare discount

Tech -- The Verge - The HomePod Mini isn't for everyone, but it's still a solid choice for Apple users.

With most of the Apple news this week revolving around the new M3 MacBook Air and Apple's ongoing app store kerfuffles...

March 20, 2024 05:52 AM

VMware urges emergency action to blunt hypervisor flaws

Enterprise -- The Register - Critical vulns in USB under ESXi and desktop hypervisors found by Chinese researchers at cracking contest

Hypervisors are supposed to provide an inviolable isolation layer between virtual machines and hardware. But hypervisor heavyweight...

March 20, 2024 04:19 AM

Advanced DNS Protection: mitigating sophisticated DNS DDoS attacks

Infosec -- Cloudflare - We're proud to introduce the Advanced DNS Protection system, a robust defense mechanism designed to protect against the most sophisticated DNS-based DDoS attacks. This system is engineered to provide top-tier security, ensuring your digital...

March 20, 2024 04:09 AM

March 19, 2024

Dynatrace strengthens container security across popular cloud-based registries

Enterprise -- Dynatrace - Cloud-native CI/CD pipelines and build processes often expose Kubernetes to attack vectors via internet-sourced container images. Despite scanning, these container images can still be susceptible to supply chain attacks if not properly verified....

March 19, 2024 03:29 AM

Salesforce Launches Einstein 1 Studio: Low-Code AI Tools for Customizing Einstein Copilot and Embedding AI into Any CRM App

Business Wire -- Today at TrailblazerDX, Salesforce's developer conference, Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) announced the availability of Einstein 1 Studio, a set of low-code tools that enables Salesforce admins and developers to customize Einstein Copilot - the conversational...

March 19, 2024 01:53 AM

Will AI change how we shop? What it's like to use Amazon's new Rufus assistant

Tech -- GeekWire - Amazon Rufus offers an even-handed response to one of the most divisive questions in tech.

Amazon Rufus offers an even-handed...

March 19, 2024 01:25 AM

March 18, 2024

Pager Lives Again Thanks to Python And Mastodon

EE -- Hackaday - Pagers were a big deal for a while there, even if they never quite made it into the pantheon of excellent sitcom plot devices like answering machines did. Anyway, [Finnley Dolfin] had some pagers and gave them a refresh for the modern era,...

March 18, 2024 09:12 PM

Apple unveils the new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Air with the powerful M3 chip

Business Wire -- Apple(r) today announced the new MacBook Air(r) with the powerful M3 chip, taking its incredible combination of power-efficient performance and portability to a new level. With M3, MacBook Air is up to 60 percent faster than the model with the M1 chip...

March 18, 2024 07:47 PM

Ham College 110

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - Ham College episode 110 is now available for download.

Extra Class Exam Questions - Part 48

E9F Transmission lines: characteristics of open and shorted feed lines, coax versus open-wire, velocity factor, electrical length, coaxial cable...

March 18, 2024 07:34 PM

March 02, 2024

Radar images show Europe's doomed ERS-2 satellite buckle and burn during final orbits of Earth

Life -- Live Science - New radar images show surprise changes to the doomed ERS-2 spacecraft as it tumbled through Earth's atmosphere on Feb. 21.

March 02, 2024 01:33 AM

February 28, 2024

The first-ever mission to pull a dead rocket out of space has just begun

Think -- MIT Technology Review - More than 9,000 metric tons of human-made metal and machinery are orbiting Earth, including satellites, shrapnel, and the International Space Station. But a significant bulk of that mass comes from one source: the nearly a thousand...

February 28, 2024 06:39 AM

February 27, 2024

Oops: Odysseus lunar lander fell over on touchdown

gizmag -- Intuitive Machines says that its Odysseus Moon lander tripped and fell over on touchdown and is now lying on its side. One of the legs of the robotic spacecraft dug into the lunar surface during landing maneuvers, making it fall over on a rock.

February 27, 2024 05:02 AM