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June 13, 2021

Expect an Orwellian future if AI isn't kept in check, Microsoft exec says

Life -- Live Science - Speaking on the BBC show 'Panorama,' Microsoft's Brad Smith warned that unless checks are put in place, artificial intelligence could lead to a dystopian future

June 13, 2021 01:38 AM

Researching Immune Response on the Space Station

Life -- NASA Image of the day - NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei works on an investigation of how gravity affects immune response.

June 13, 2021 01:30 AM

How to Enable Chrome OS 91's Hidden Experimental Features

Life -- Lifehacker - If you've updated to Chrome OS 91, there are a few hidden features you can turn on, including a new trash can folder and a more convenient interface for progressive web apps. There's also a way to manually enable Chrome OS's Live Captions...

June 13, 2021 01:26 AM

SAIC Wins $126 Million Task Order to Support the U.S. Army

Business Wire -- SAIC announces a $126 million task order to provide research and development in support of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command.

June 13, 2021 01:13 AM

June 11, 2021

WordPress Economy Drives More Than Half a Trillion in Revenue, New Global Study Shows

Business Wire -- WP Engine announced the results of new research study examining the combined global economy for WordPress, estimated at $596.7 billion in 2020.

June 11, 2021 04:38 PM

Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contract by Lockheed Martin to Upgrade U.S. Navy Seahawk Helicopter Mission and Flight Management Computers to Meet New Battlefield Threats

Business Wire -- Curtiss-Wright's selection is representative of our technology leadership in Modular Open System Approach (MOSA)-based rugged COTS modules

June 11, 2021 04:30 PM

UiPath Named a Leader and a Star Performer in Everest Group's Process Mining PEAK Matrix(r)

Business Wire -- UiPath was named a Leader and a Star Performer in Everest Group's Process Mining Products PEAK Matrix(r) Assessment 2021.

June 11, 2021 04:29 PM

Newegg Unveils Plans for its Seventh Annual FantasTech Sale

Business Wire -- Newegg unveils details of its upcoming annual FantasTech Sale

June 11, 2021 04:17 PM

June 08, 2021

Blue Origin Announces That Jeff Bezos and His Brother Mark Will Join the Auction Winner on New Shepard's First Human Flight on July 20th

Business Wire -- Blue Origin announces that Jeff Bezos and his brother Mark will join the auction winner on New Shepard's first human flight on July 20th, 2021

June 08, 2021 02:19 AM

June 06, 2021

The U.S. Government's Long-Awaited UFO Report Is Here. Its Findings? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Media -- Time - Science - The U.S. Navy pilots flying maneuvers in their F/A-18 Super Hornets in 2015 did not have to wait for yesterday's leak of the classified government report on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP)-better known as UFOs-to know that they were...

June 06, 2021 10:58 PM

AmateurLogic Shorts 7: Windows Sandbox

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - A test environment for Windows that protects your PC against potentially dangerous programs you might need to run.

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June 06, 2021 10:48 PM

AmateurLogic Shorts 6: Automate Your Pi

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - The Cheap Old Man wants to "Automate Your Pi".

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June 06, 2021 10:42 PM

Apple Watch and Fitbit users with heart conditions are more likely to get medical procedures

Tech -- BGR - Since the arrival of the Apple Watch six years ago, we've seen countless stories about the wearable saving someone's life. The smartwatch features various health sensors, the most useful of which is the heart rate sensor that passively monitors...

June 06, 2021 10:12 PM

Chrome OS 91 is now rolling out to most Chromebooks, newer models still waiting

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Unlike last month's delayed release of Chrome OS 90, version 91 of the OS looks to be rolling out swiftly following the official announcement yesteday afternoon. With Chrome OS getting regular updates every 6 weeks, the announcement...

June 06, 2021 10:05 PM

Chromecast with Google TV will finally be useful for the whole family with profile support

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - In a new APK Insights teardown of the latest Google TV app for Android (v 1.0.370), 9to5Google has discovered what looks to be the multi-user profile support the new Chromecast should have been shipped with. While their Insights are...

June 06, 2021 10:00 PM

Verisign Q1 2021 Domain Name Industry Brief: 363.5 Million Domain Name Registrations in the First Quarter of 2021

Infosec -- Verisign - Today, we released the latest issue of the Domain Name Industry Brief, which shows that the first quarter of 2021 closed with 363.5 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), a decrease of 2.8 million domain name...

June 06, 2021 09:47 PM

Using AI to Improve the Patient Surgery Experience

Aspencore -- IoT Times - By George Kramb - Every business owner knows (or at least should know) that their customers, and the ways their customers experience their brand, are vital to their business's success. In more recent years, a growing number of businesses, brands,...

June 06, 2021 03:26 AM

SpaceX launches new solar arrays to space station, nails rocket landing at sea

Life -- Live Science - SpaceX launched its 17th rocket of the year today (June 3), sending a robotic Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station before nailing a landing at sea.

June 06, 2021 03:17 AM

Russians end 7-hour spacewalk at International Space Station

Life -- Phys.org - Two Russian cosmonauts ventured for more than 7 hours outside the International Space Station to prepare for the arrival of a new Russian module.

June 06, 2021 03:07 AM

OSHKOSH DEFENSE AWARDED $942.9M CONTRACT TO UPDATE WEAPON SYSTEM ON U.S. ARMY STRYKER INFANTRY CARRIER VEHICLES

Business Wire -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command - Detroit Arsenal (ACC-DTA) announced that it has awarded Oshkosh Defense, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a $942.9M contract to integrate a 30MM Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) onto...

June 06, 2021 02:58 AM

June 02, 2021

The Age of Artificial Intelligence

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - This is the sixth in a series of articles that take us in the realms of quantum physics.



Having an in-depth knowledge of the physics of a problem, for example the atomic structure of a material, offers the opportunity to apply concepts...

June 02, 2021 12:17 AM

Firefox gets a massive design overhaul, and it's gorgeous

Tech -- Digital Trends - Version 89 of Mozilla's web browser is now rolling out, and it delivers a clean new look to take on Chrome with a simplified browsing experience.

June 02, 2021 12:14 AM

Chrome wants to make extensions more secure by preventing them from sharing processes

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - A new Chrome Canary flag first discovered by Chrome Story called Strict Extension Isolation seeks to make your extensions more secure by keeping them from hanging out with each other. Basically, the current state of extensions is that...

June 02, 2021 12:08 AM

EU's COVID-19 'digital pass' gateway system goes live

Tech -- TechCrunch - A technical system underpinning the European Union's plan for a pan-EU 'digital pass' for verifying COVID-19 vaccination or test status across the region has gone live today, with a handful of EU Member States connected to the gateway and...

June 02, 2021 12:08 AM

June 01, 2021

Chrome OS expands its operating system reach

Enterprise -- Computerworld - It's been over 10 years now since Chrome OS redefined the desktop operating system. While virtual desktops have been around since the days we used VT-102 terminals to run Unix shells from distant mainframes and minicomputers, Google's...

June 01, 2021 06:46 PM

Now you can buy a Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller for $1

Tech -- Liliputing - When the Raspberry Pi Foundation launched the RP2040 microcontroller earlier this year, the cheapest way to get your hands on one was to buy a $4 Raspberry Pi Pico board or a similar module powered by the MCU. Now you can buy the microcontroller...

June 01, 2021 05:26 PM

How to set up a Zoom meeting in Outlook

Tech -- Addictive Tips - Online meeting tools compete for users but most of them incorporate Outlook and Google Calendar invites since these two apps are two of the most commonly used calendar tools. Google Calendar doesn't have a desktop app which is why the...

June 01, 2021 05:23 PM

Unique Technology Gives Humans a Leg Up on Walking

Media -- ELE Times - An exoskeleton designed by Queen's Engineering researchers that improves walking efficiency is the subject of a new study featured in the leading academic journal Science.

The science of walking is taking its next big step with the aid of...

June 01, 2021 05:10 PM

May 31, 2021

Intel previews "Beast Canyon" NUC 11 Extreme computer and Alder Lake mobile processors

Tech -- Liliputing - In addition to launching two new 11th-gen Core U-series chips, Intel used its Computex press event to preview a couple of upcoming products. One is the next-gen NUC Extreme compact computer, code-named Beast Canyon. Powered by up to an Intel...

May 31, 2021 08:39 PM

How to unroot Android

Enterprise -- TechCentral.ie - Android and iOS are the two most widely used mobile phone operating systems with their respective users normally tied into these platforms and reliant on them for everything. The flagship Google smartphone OS is the most popular in the...

May 31, 2021 08:28 PM

10 emerging technologies that will change our world

Think -- Big Think - The following article was originally published by our sister site, Big Think Edge.Business leaders know they must prepare for technological upheavals in the years ahead. But keeping up-to-date on new technologies-to say nothing of understanding...

May 31, 2021 08:17 PM

Japanese space agency to put Transformable Lunar Robot on the moon

Life -- Phys.org - The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has announced on its website that the agency has plans to put a Transformable Lunar Robot on the moon. In their announcement, they note that the goal of the robot deployment is to learn more about...

May 31, 2021 08:11 PM

Official: Chinese astronauts go to space station next month

Life -- Phys.org - A three-member crew of male astronauts will blast off next month for a three-month mission on China's new space station, according to a space official who was the country's first astronaut in orbit.

May 31, 2021 08:10 PM

May 30, 2021

Ham College 77

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - Ham College episode 77 is now available for download.

Extra Class Exam Questions - Part 15.

E4A Test equipment: analog and digital instruments, spectrum analyzers, antenna analyzers, oscilloscopes, RF measurements, computer-aided measurements.

May 30, 2021 09:01 PM

Raspberry Pi: After launching five devices in less than a year, here's what they're doing next

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Raspberry Pi released everything from cameras to computers in 2020, even as COVID squeezed supply chains and demand for its hardware skyrocketed. Time for a break? Not quite.

May 30, 2021 08:49 PM

The Fuchsia is now. Google's operating system lands on real-world consumer devices, starting with 2018's Nest Hub

Enterprise -- The Register - Homegrown code spotted in the wild

Google's Fuchsia operating system has started winging its way to real-life devices, with owners of the company's 2018 Nest Hub the first to get the upgrade....

May 30, 2021 05:58 AM

Smart Gardening System Uses Raspberry Pi

EE -- Circuit Cellar - The GardenPi Project There are many advantages to growing your own food. Embedded technology can help manage the process. With that in mind, Richard shares how he crafted a system to manage and monitor his garden, worm farm, irrigation...

May 30, 2021 04:32 AM

How to Establish an Automation Center of Excellence

Think -- MIT Sloan Management Review - Automation technologies can offer considerable value to organizations, but only if they are implemented strategically, on a large scale, and in support of business goals. They also require the businesses using them to actively...

May 30, 2021 03:15 AM

FBI will share compromised passwords with HIBP Pwned Passwords

Infosec -- Security Affairs - The FBI is going to share compromised passwords discovered during investigations with Have I Been Pwned (HIBP)'s 'Pwned Passwords' service.



The FBI will share compromised passwords that were discovered during investigations with...

May 30, 2021 02:51 AM

NASA's Mars Ingenuity helicopter spirals erratically on sixth flight (but still takes a stunning photo)

Tech -- Mashable - We're happy you're safe, Ingenuity.

NASA's Ingenuity Mars helicopter flipped like a coin in the air after venturing out on its sixth flight above the Red Planet. The unexpectedly turbulent flight happened on May 22, but NASA just released information...

May 30, 2021 02:48 AM

Chrome 91 has up to 23% faster performance as a result of its new JavaScript compiler

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - With the release of Chrome 91, the development team for Google's browser has taken to the Chromium Blog to discuss the enhancements to its performance. As with the last handful of updates, specifically Chrome 87's speed, and battery...

May 30, 2021 02:46 AM

Big Fitbit sleep update adds snoring detection and some crazy new analysis

Tech -- Wareable - Fitbit is set to add snoring detection to its devices, in a massive update to its fitness tracker range. 9to5Google has spotted the addition to the Google APK for Android, and it seems the new feature will soon roll out across its devices....

May 30, 2021 02:45 AM

Next-gen Bird Three scooter comes with bigger battery and better software

Tech -- TechCrunch - Bird is rolling out a next-generation scooter with a bigger, longer-range battery and a diagnostic monitoring system to New York and Berlin this summer, as the micromobility startup seeks out ways to improve its margins and ultimately become...

May 30, 2021 02:26 AM

The 5 Best Robot Lawn Mowers for Your Garden in 2021

Tech -- Addictive Tips - A man's home is his kingdom, and his front yard is a reflection of his personality, so it's no wonder that anyone that has a house might want to have it looking perfectly at all times.

The only problem is that when it comes to grooming...

May 30, 2021 02:22 AM

How to invite someone to a Zoom meeting

Tech -- Addictive Tips - Zoom allows users to start an ad-hoc meeting and it has the option to schedule a meeting days, weeks, and even months in advance. For meetings that are recurring, the meeting room that's created is kept until the meeting no longer needs...

May 30, 2021 02:18 AM

7 of the best Chromebooks you can buy right now

Tech -- Mashable - As the laptop market has grown over the last few years, Chromebooks have too often been shoved into a niche as a cheaper device that isn't quite a full featured laptop but gives you a little more juice than a tablet. Well, guess what? Chromebooks...

May 30, 2021 02:18 AM

RV Internet: What Are Your Options for Internet for Campers

Tech -- Addictive Tips - For anyone that can afford an RV but doesn't know what it is, it is the perfect blend between living at home and being on a road, being the perfect choice for anyone that can't decide whether they love travelling or settling.

May 30, 2021 02:15 AM

Lockheed Martin and GM are working on an electric Moon buggy

Tech -- The Verge - A company illustration shows astronauts staring at a fleet of conceptual lunar rovers.



Lockheed Martin and General Motors unveiled plans on Wednesday to build an autonomous buggy-like vehicle that future astronauts...

May 30, 2021 01:54 AM

Mars Helicopter Lands Safely After Serious In-Flight Anomaly

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - Ingenuity's sixth flight on Mars took place this week, and we've just heard details from JPL on an "in-flight anomaly." The little robotic helicopter did manage to land safely, more or less where it was aiming for, but the software glitch...

May 30, 2021 01:43 AM

Voyager 1 is 14 billion miles away and picking up a bizarre cosmic hum... what is it?

Media -- The Next Web - In September 1977, Voyager 1 was launched to space on a journey to visit Jupiter and Saturn, before heading out to the stars. NASA's robotic explorer reached the heliopause - leaving the solar system (by one major standard) - in 2012. Now,...

May 30, 2021 01:25 AM