Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

March 20, 2023

With GPT-4, OpenAI opts for secrecy versus disclosure

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - OpenAI's formal GPT-4 paper breaks with the AI practice of disclosing a program's technical details.

March 20, 2023 04:59 AM

Ubuntu Blog: Kubernetes vs OpenStack: which one to choose?

Enterprise -- Planet Ubuntu - Kubernetes vs OpenStack is a common dilemma that organisations face when considering the modernisation of their IT infrastructure. Both are well-established open-source technologies for building cloud infrastructure, and both bring tangible...

March 20, 2023 04:43 AM

Can Centuries-Old Math Open the Modern Black Box of AI?

Life -- Psychology Today - New research uses Fourier analysis and a novel approach to understand how AI deep neural networks learn to perform functions that involve complex physics.

March 20, 2023 03:47 AM

Microsoft Azure Warns on Killnet's Growing DDoS Onslaught Against Healthcare

Infosec -- Dark Reading - DDoS cyberattack campaigns from the pro-Russian group have spiked significantly.

March 20, 2023 03:43 AM

What You Need to Know About the Cyber Threat Landscape in 2023

Infosec -- Flashpoint - Our new report dives into the perpetual cycles of cybercrime and shows organizations how consolidated intelligence empowers them to fight back

March 20, 2023 03:36 AM

Why red team exercises for AI should be on a CISO's radar

Infosec -- CSO Online - AI and machine learning (ML) capabilities present a huge opportunity for digital transformation but open yet another threat surface that CISOs and risk professionals will have to keep tabs on. Accordingly, CISOs will need to direct their...

March 20, 2023 03:32 AM

Lucy(r) Launches LucyGPT, an AI-Powered Subject Matter Expert that Liberates Corporate Knowledge

Business Wire -- Lucy(r) launches LucyGPT, an AI-powered subject matter expert that liberates corporate knowledge.

March 20, 2023 03:11 AM

You can win a brand new Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 360 from Chrome Unboxed

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - If you've been around our little corner of the web for any amount of time, you're probably aware that we absolutely LOVE to give stuff away. Chromebooks, smart home stuff, swag, whatever! We have the best readers and followers out there...

March 20, 2023 01:28 AM

Learning to Lie: The Perils of ChatGPT

Life -- Psychology Today - Despite some built-in safeguards, it's currently not that hard to get ChatGPT to generate misinformation.

March 20, 2023 12:58 AM

Satellite constellations multiply on profit hopes, geopolitics

Life -- Phys.org - The massive constellation of satellites operated by SpaceX, while still growing, will soon be joined in low Earth orbit by many more commercial competitors, but also government-sponsored programs.

March 20, 2023 12:57 AM

Machines Behaving Badly!

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - At a time when Generative AI and ChatGPT is all over the news - Toby Walsh (Scientia Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University of New South Wales and CSIRO's Data61) will be delivering an exciting and very topical Guest Keynote...

March 20, 2023 12:30 AM

ChatGPT Browser Extension Hijacks Facebook Business Accounts

Infosec -- Dark Reading - Between March 3 and March 9, at least 2,000 people a day downloaded the malicious "Quick access to ChatGPT" Chrome extension from the Google Play app store.

March 20, 2023 12:02 AM

March 19, 2023

ChatGPT's Hallucinations Could Keep It from Succeeding

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - ChatGPT has wowed the world with the depth of its knowledge and the fluency of its responses, but one problem has hobbled its usefulness: It keeps hallucinating.Yes, large language models (LLMs) hallucinate, a concept popularized by Google...

March 19, 2023 11:56 PM

The Moon or bust, says NASA, after successful SLS/Orion test flight

Enterprise -- The Register - Heat shield sustained more damage than expected, but this shouldn't discourage astronauts

NASA is ready to fly a crew of astronauts to the Moon next year after the success of the first test flight of its Space Launch System (SLS) rocket...

March 19, 2023 09:38 PM

UiPath Amplifies Value of New Machine Learning Models by Integrating Amazon SageMaker with Automation Workflows

Business Wire -- Data science teams using Amazon SageMaker can now connect to UiPath to quickly and seamlessly connect new ML models into business processes.

March 19, 2023 05:56 AM

8 Ways You Can Turn Your Smartphone Into a Dumbphone

Life -- Lifehacker - Your smartphone has ruined your life. You're hopelessly addicted to the empty dopamine drip doled out by algorithms that know you better than you know yourself. You recognize this. But also, you're no hermit. You want to keep in touch with...

March 19, 2023 05:19 AM

AmateurLogic 179: Tales From The Transmitter

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - AmateurLogic.TV Episode 179 is now available for download.

George takes to the swamp for a 50 Kilowatt 'Tales From The Transmitter Site'. Tommy explores BlueDV OTG. Mike builds a dual band Yagi for working the satellites.


March 19, 2023 05:09 AM

Microsoft and Google Unveil A.I. Tools for Businesses

Tech -- NY Times Technology - New artificial intelligence technology is roiling Silicon Valley. For now, the most obvious ways to use it are in software like Microsoft's suite of products.

March 19, 2023 04:50 AM

ChatGPT just launched on Slack - here's how to use it

Tech -- Digital Trends - ChatGPT is now available within Slack, and can be used for summarizing conversations, answering questions, or drafting quick replies. Here's how to use it.

March 19, 2023 04:16 AM

How to connect to VNC servers on a Chromebook

Tech -- Addictive Tips - VNC is useful for remote access to Linux servers and Desktops. VNC is also great on Windows, as an alternative to RDP. However, there isn't a native VNC client on Chrome OS. Thankfully, Chrome OS can run Linux apps. Here's how to get...

March 19, 2023 04:14 AM

Google introduces a 'Credential Manager' to further kill off passwords

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Google has been making strides in improving the sign-in experience for its users. Since last year, the company has been actively seeking ways to reduce the traditional use of passwords (read: It wants to kill passwords entirely). Now,...

March 19, 2023 04:10 AM

The semiautomated social network is coming

Tech -- The Verge - It makes sense that LinkedIn would be the first major social network to push AI-generated content on its users. The Microsoft-owned company is weird. It's corporate. It's full of workfluencer...

March 19, 2023 04:02 AM

ChatGPT is now available in Microsoft's Azure OpenAI service

Tech -- The Verge - Microsoft is making ChatGPT available in its own Azure OpenAI service today. Developers and businesses will now be able to integrate OpenAI's ChatGPT model into their own cloud apps, enabling conversational...

March 19, 2023 03:57 AM

Microsoft's accessibility chief on Bing's chatbot, the disability divide, and more

Tech -- GeekWire - Microsoft Chief Accessibility Officer Jenny Lay-Flurrie prepping for the company's 2023 Accessibility Summit. (Microsoft Photo)Microsoft's Accessibility Summit has come a long way since its inaugural event 13 years ago. What began as a meeting...

March 19, 2023 03:22 AM

Amazon Sets 2024 Launch Date for Internet-From-Space Broadband Service

Media -- PYMNTS.com - The prospects for global broadband connectivity are looking up, quite literally.

This, as Amazon on Tuesday (March 14) revealed a first look of the latest progress in its planned constellation network of 3,236 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites.


March 19, 2023 01:32 AM

Apple Reportedly Cutting Back on Bonuses, Hiring and Travel

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Apple is reportedly cutting costs, though not making deep cuts and layoffs like its peers.

The tech giant is delaying some bonuses, limiting hiring and reducing travel, Bloomberg reported Tuesday (March 14), citing unnamed sources.


March 19, 2023 12:39 AM

March 18, 2023

ChatGPT Will 'Be in Everything' GM Exec Says

Media -- PYMNTS.com - "ChatGPT is going to be in everything," said General Motors Vice President Scott Miller.

And eventually, that "everything" could include your new Chevy or Buick.

The automaker is exploring the use of ChatGPT in its vehicles, Reuters reported...

March 18, 2023 10:17 PM

The Download: China's version of ChatGPT, and protecting our brain data

Think -- MIT Technology Review - This is today's edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what's going on in the world of technology.

March 18, 2023 10:04 PM

March 17, 2023


Globe Newswire -- Technology - New generation serverless event middleware for building event-driven applications has graduated to Top-Level Project. New generation serverless event middleware for building event-driven applications has graduated to Top-Level Project.

March 17, 2023 04:12 AM

March 15, 2023

Raspberry Pi Announces New Global Shutter Camera Module

Media -- Makezine - Raspberry Pi has just announced a new camera module for machine vision enthusiasts and folks wanting a little more quality in motion photography. This unit boasts a global shutter. For those that don't know what a global shutter is or why...

March 15, 2023 05:43 AM

What ChatGPT and Spend Management Have in Common

Media -- PYMNTS.com - The viral success of ChatGPT points to the huge potential of generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools to be a major game-changer for businesses.

In the spend management space, for example, Jamie Anderson, chief revenue officer at U.K....

March 15, 2023 05:27 AM

ChatGPT presents new risks-here are five things you can do to mitigate them

Think -- MIT Technology Review - Thank you for joining us on "The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity."

March 15, 2023 05:23 AM

March 13, 2023

Sophos Named a Leader in 2022 Gartner(r) Magic Quadrant(tm) for Endpoint Protection Platforms

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Positioned as a Leader for the 13th Consecutive Time Positioned as a Leader for the 13th Consecutive Time

March 13, 2023 01:05 AM

March 09, 2023

Women in Engineering: Why Are the Numbers Still So Low?

Media -- Control.com News - In observance of International Women's Day, we look at the current state of women in STEM education and careers, paying particular attention to the presence of women in engineering.

March 09, 2023 07:16 AM

March 08, 2023

11 New Windows 11 Features You Need to Know About

Life -- Lifehacker - Microsoft announced 11 new features to Windows 11 in a blog post on Tuesday. It won't come as a surprise to anyone watching Microsoft's latest moves to learn the announcement focused on AI-specifically, the company's move to implement the...

March 08, 2023 06:29 AM

Global EV Sales Touch 10 Mn Milestone in 2022

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Tesla's Model Y stood firm as the globally best-selling model in electric vehicles, followed by BYD's Song in Q4 2022 Battery EVs accounted for almost 72% of all EV sales, while plug-in hybrid EVs accounted for the remaining 28% in the...

March 08, 2023 05:30 AM

IT Budget Survey Points to Increase Spending on Networking Services

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - Roughly 7 out of 10 enterprise network service buyers indicated their budgets will remain the same or increase in 2023. Preliminary results from survey fielded February 20 to March 3, 2023. Stay tuned for more insights.

March 08, 2023 04:53 AM

March 07, 2023

Ham College 98

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - Ham College episode 98 is now available for download.

Extra Class Exam Questions - Part 36

E7F DSP filtering and other operations, software defined radio fundamentals, DSP modulation and demodulation.


March 07, 2023 06:51 AM

Microsoft Offers Businesses an AI-Powered Assistant

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Microsoft is venturing further into artificial intelligence (AI) with a series of new business tools.

The software giant debuted Monday (March 6) its Dynamics 365 Copilot tool, the latest example of Big Tech putting its AI efforts center...

March 07, 2023 01:42 AM

Apple Delays ChatGPT Email Over Content Concerns

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Apple is reportedly battling with an email app creator over its use of AI-powered tools.

A report Thursday (March 2) by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) says that the tech giant has delayed OKing an update of the BlueMail app that uses artificial...

March 07, 2023 12:24 AM

March 06, 2023

How to work from home securely, the NSA way

Infosec -- Malwarebytes Unpacked - People working remotely is no longer unusual, so the National Security Agency (NSA) has produced a short Best Practices PDF document detailing how remote workers can keep themselves safe from harm. In fact, the guide can also be...

March 06, 2023 05:19 AM

Microsoft Puts Its Bing AI Chatbot in the Windows 11 Taskbar

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Microsoft has made headlines with its recent integration of the wunderkind AI chatbot ChatGPT into its Bing search engine. Not all of those headlines have been positive. The AI has been a bit, let's say, unpredictable so far. It told a New...

March 06, 2023 05:05 AM

LastPass reveals how it got hacked - and it's not good news

Tech -- Digital Trends - LastPass was hacked repeatedly in 2022, and the company has just disclosed how it happened. The revelations don't look good for the prominent password manager.

March 06, 2023 05:02 AM

The first phones with Snapdragon Satellite connectivity are coming

Tech -- Liliputing - Qualcomm's Snapdragon Satellite technology for smartphones allows users to point their phones at a sky to send and receive messages even when they're off-grid and unable to connect to terrestrial cellular networks. The chip maker introduced...

March 06, 2023 04:46 AM

You Can Finally Get Google's Magic Eraser on Your iPhone or Android

Life -- Lifehacker - Google's Magic Eraser is one of the company's most impressive (and one of its most advertised) features. Who wouldn't like the ability to instantly erase unwanted people or objects from any photo? And while the feature was a Pixel exclusive...

March 06, 2023 03:31 AM

GoDaddy admits: Crooks hit us with malware, poisoned customer websites

Infosec -- Naked Security - New report admits that attackers were detected in the network about three months ago, and may have been attacking for about three years.

March 06, 2023 03:05 AM

This Is Why You Should Always Update Your iPhone

Life -- Reader's Digest - When an automobile manufacturer issues a recall-and offers free parts and services to fix the issue-it makes sense to go to the dealership and get it done. It's the same when Apple issues a software update. Sometimes updates are issued...

March 06, 2023 03:03 AM

John Glenn Goes Into Orbit

Life -- NASA Image of the day - Astronaut John Glenn enters the Mercury spacecraft, Friendship 7, prior to the launch of Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) on Feb. 20, 1962.

March 06, 2023 03:01 AM

Bing's chat mode is now on mobile - and you can speak to it

Tech -- The Verge - Bing is now available as a contact in Skype. You can chat to it directly or add it to other conversations. | Image: Microsoft

March 06, 2023 02:11 AM

February 27, 2023

How Microsoft Became Innovative Again

Think -- HBR.org - Inside the cultural turnaround that helped the tech giant think like a startup.

February 27, 2023 06:42 AM