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April 13, 2021

Google begins integrating CloudReady into Chrome OS

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - After surprising many with the acquisition of Neverware, the developers of CloudReady, Google is now seeking to integrate it directly and officially into Chrome OS, according to a new Chromium Repository discovered by Kevin at About...

April 13, 2021 05:22 PM

Pixel 5 just got a major performance boost

Tech -- BGR - The Pixel 5 rocks the mid-range Snapdragon 765G platform, a massive compromise Google made for its flagship series last year. Reports at the time said Google chose the 765G to save money and pass those savings to the customer. The 765G can't match...

April 13, 2021 04:10 PM

What is ICMP? Understanding The Internet Control Message Protocol

Tech -- Addictive Tips - You've probably heard about ICMP and if you're just a smidge tech-savvy, you'll probably know (at least) that it has something to do with the Internet.

ICMP is actually a protocol, much like IP, TCP and UDP (which we previously discussed...

April 13, 2021 04:07 PM

April 12, 2021

Avaya's "Life and Work Beyond 2020" Survey Reveals Organizations Play Key Role in Individuals' Well-Being

Business Wire -- Avaya (NYSE: AVYA), a global leader in solutions to enhance and simplify communications and collaboration, today released the results of a new survey, "Life and Work Beyond 2020: The Change Makers," examining how attitudes and feelings toward home and...

April 12, 2021 04:44 PM

April 11, 2021

Redis Labs Raises $110 Million Led by Tiger Global Management

Business Wire -- Redis Labs announced a $110 million Series G financing, led by Tiger Global, with participation by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and TCV.

April 11, 2021 03:00 AM

Strong Chromebook shipments to buoy chip suppliers in 2Q21

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan-based IC design houses including MediaTek, Elan Microelectronics and Integrated Technology Express (ITE) continue to enjoy a strong pull-in of orders for Chromebooks, which will boost their respective revenues to record highs in the...

April 11, 2021 12:22 AM

April 09, 2021

Cloud location service brings power autonomy to constrained IoT devices

Media -- eBOM - u-blox (SIX:UBXN), a leading global provider of positioning and wireless communication technologies and services, has introduced a service that offloads the position calculation from IoT devices into the cloud.

The CloudLocate service will enable...

April 09, 2021 02:47 AM

April 05, 2021

A View of Northrop Grumman's Cygnus Resupply Ship

Life -- NASA Image of the day - Northrop Grumman's Cygnus resupply ship, with its prominent cymbal-shaped UltraFlex solar arrays is pictured attached to the space station.

April 05, 2021 06:10 PM

Moderna Uses Amazon Web Services Cloud Technology and Machine Learning to Manufacture and Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines

Media -- Control.com News - To ensure consistent and rapid vaccine rollout, Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud technology aims to help Moderna medicine development and distribution operations.

April 05, 2021 05:53 PM

Leaker says Apple's new iMac will get this unexpected upgrade

Tech -- BGR - Apple will continue to equip more of its Macs with variations of the Apple M custom processor launched last November. The M1 powers the late 2020 MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models, with Apple planning to transition all of its Mac fleet to its own...

April 05, 2021 05:40 PM

The Pixel 6 Might Come With Google's Custom ARM Processor

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Google was roundly criticized last year for its decision to skip Qualcomm's high-end Snapdragon 865 chip. Instead, Google's Pixel 5 sported the cheaper 765 system-on-a-chip (SoC). The cheaper flagship Pixel was a risk, and it didn't pay...

April 05, 2021 05:39 PM

NASA just revealed how much the pandemic has cost them, and it's insane

Tech -- BGR - The coronavirus pandemic set everyone back in one way or another. We've put our lives on hold for a year or more just waiting for a vaccine to be developed, tested, and rolled out. On a personal level, we've lost time with friends and family and...

April 05, 2021 05:39 PM

3 Tech Trends That COVID-19 Will Accelerate In 2021

Media -- ELE Times - Spending 2020 under the shadow of a pandemic has affected what we need and expect from technology. For many, COVID-19 accelerated the rate of digital transformation: as employees worked from home, companies needed AI systems that facilitated...

April 05, 2021 05:15 PM

April 04, 2021

Google is quickly working to integrate Neverware CloudReady into Chrome OS 90

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Well, that didn't take long. Back in December, news hit that Google acquired Neverware, creator of the Chromium OS-based CloudReady software that can give new life to old laptops and Chromebooks. Now, Google is quickly working to integrate...

April 04, 2021 09:50 PM

April 03, 2021

GPS Spoofing: New Live Sky Tests Confirm Receivers Are Vulnerable to Attack

Media -- Electronics Maker - New tests conducted by Spirent in a live sky environment demonstrate that some commercial GPS receiver models can be compromised by spoofing devices at 10m, 50m and 100m distance.

April 03, 2021 07:38 PM

Here are 7 of the best DeX features on your Samsung phone

Tech -- Digital Trends - Samsung DeX is a great way to get a desktop experience from your phone, and the system is actually pretty versatile. Here are some of the best DeX features.

April 03, 2021 04:48 AM

AmateurLogic Shorts 2: MotionEyeOS

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - In the new AmateurLogic Shorts episode 2 Mike shares a great Pi project. MotionEyeOS turns your Raspberry Pi and camera into a motion tracking

Please Subscribe and click the Like and Share buttons if you enjoy our content.Note AmateurLogic...

April 03, 2021 04:46 AM

South Korea turns to blockchain for COVID-19 vaccine passport roll out

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - South Korea said today it plans to use distributed ledger blockchain technology as part of its "Green Pass" COVID-19 vaccine documentation program for immunized citizens, also known as "vaccine passports." According to Reuters, Prime Minister...

April 03, 2021 04:22 AM

Domain name registry Donuts acquired again, this time by Ethos Capital

Tech -- GeekWire - The news: Donuts, a domain name registry based in Bellevue, Wash., has been acquired by Ethos Capital, a private equity firm based in Boston. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ethos Capital previously invested in Donuts last year.


April 03, 2021 03:10 AM

Report: Google's "Whitechapel" processor will power the Pixel 6 smartphone

Tech -- Liliputing - Every Google Pixel smartphone to date has been powered by a Qualcomm processor. But the upcoming Google Pixel 6 could break the mold. According to a report from 9to5Google, it will be powered by a new GS101 processor code-named "Whitechapel,"...

April 03, 2021 03:09 AM

Getting CubeSats moving: M-Argo will be first to traverse interplanetary space under its own power

Life -- Phys.org - ESA's M-Argo mission will be the first CubeSat to traverse interplanetary space under its own power. Due to launch in 2024-5, the suitcase-sized spacecraft will travel to a near-Earth asteroid, up to 150 million km away.

April 03, 2021 02:53 AM

NASA's Europa Clipper builds hardware, moves toward assembly

Life -- Phys.org - Europa Clipper, NASA's upcoming flagship mission to the outer solar system, has passed a significant milestone, completing its Critical Design Review. During the review, experts examined the detailed design of the spacecraft to ensure that...

April 03, 2021 02:27 AM

NASA's InSight detects two sizable quakes on Mars

Life -- Phys.org - NASA's InSight lander has detected two strong, clear quakes originating in a location of Mars called Cerberus Fossae-the same place where two strong quakes were seen earlier in the mission. The new quakes have magnitudes of 3.3 and 3.1; the...

April 03, 2021 02:27 AM

NASA OSIRIS-REx's final asteroid observation run

Life -- Phys.org - NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission is on the brink of discovering the extent of the mess it made on asteroid Bennu's surface during last fall's sample collection event. On Apr. 7, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will get one last close encounter with Bennu...

April 03, 2021 02:27 AM

Mars helicopter demo now set for as early as April 11

Media -- FierceElectronics - Mars helicopter demo now set for as early as April 11

April 03, 2021 01:54 AM

April 02, 2021

Microsoft outage knocks sites and services offline

Tech -- TechCrunch - Microsoft is experiencing a major outage.

Besides its homepage, Microsoft services are down, log-in pages aren't loading, and even the company's status pages were down. Worse, Microsoft's cloud service Azure appeared to also be offline, causing...

April 02, 2021 07:15 PM

Hack your Amazon Fire tablet with Fire Toolbox

Tech -- Liliputing - Amazon's Fire tablets offer a lot of bang for the buck. With list prices starting as low as $50, they're cheaper than any iPad, and more affordable than most Samsung tablets. They often go on sale for even lower prices (this week Amazon is...

April 02, 2021 07:13 PM

Google officially opts out of April Fool's Day for 2021

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - For the second year in a row, it seems Google is choosing to sit on the sidelines for this year's April Fool's Day horseplay. Citing concerns over COVID-19 issues still gripping the country, Google has decided now may still not be the...

April 02, 2021 06:21 PM

Google to restrict Android apps from viewing other apps installed on the same device

Infosec -- Record by Recorded Future - Google has announced plans today to restrict the ability of Android apps from seeing what other applications are installed on the same device, citing privacy and security reasons.

April 02, 2021 06:19 PM

April 01, 2021

LG is reportedly shutting down its smartphone business

Tech -- Mashable - LG might finally be giving up on its smartphone business.

We've first heard the rumor back in January, when it was said that the company is looking into either selling, downsizing, or shuttering its money-losing mobile division.

Now, according...

April 01, 2021 06:39 PM

Casio launches first G-Shock Wear OS smartwatch

Tech -- Wareable - Casio has launched its first G-Shock smartwatch with Wear OS - the G-Squad Pro GSW-H1000 - aimed at sports and outdoors fanatics. We've seen smartwatches from Casio before. The Casio Pro-Trek range of Wear OS rugged smartwatches is now in...

April 01, 2021 06:27 PM

This iPhone app lets anybody mint an NFT for anything-for free

Media -- Fast Company - Musicians and visual artists have long registered their work with the U.S. Copyright Office to prove it's theirs. But doing so is really little more than a person in a government office "witnessing" that a creation is associated with a...

April 01, 2021 05:22 PM

Zeiss opens US high-tech centre in the Bay Area

Media -- Evertiq - Optics and optoelectronics technology company Zeiss has completed the construction of its new R&D, production, sales and customer service site in the San Francisco Bay Area.

April 01, 2021 04:52 PM

These 7 tips will make you a Chromebook power user

FastCompany -- Up your touchpad game, access apps faster, record the screen, print wirelessly, and more.

Part of the appeal of handy-dandy Chromebooks is that they're so easy to use. Boot one up, sign in to your Google account, and . . . well, that's about it.Read Full...

April 01, 2021 03:52 AM

5 machine learning essentials non-technical leaders need to understand

Tech -- TechCrunch - Snehal Kundalkar is the chief technology officer at Valence. She has been leading Silicon Valley firms for the last two decades, including work...

April 01, 2021 12:48 AM

March 31, 2021

NUBURU awarded patent for copper welding with blue light

Media -- Semiconductor Today - NUBURU Inc of Centennial, CO, USA (which was founded in 2015 and develops and manufactures high-power, high-brightness industrial blue lasers) has been awarded US patent no. 10,940,562 (for blue laser applications of welding copper...

March 31, 2021 11:03 PM

Heat conduction record with tantalum nitride

Life -- Phys.org - A thermos bottle has the task of preserving the temperature-but sometimes you want to achieve the opposite: Computer chips generate heat that must be dissipated as quickly as possible so that the chip is not destroyed. This requires special...

March 31, 2021 10:47 PM

Custom Microsoft Teams Background Image: How to Change Background on Teams

Tech -- Addictive Tips - Collaborative tools exist to make work environments far more efficient and to help those that work remotely from one another.

However, this doesn't mean that collaborative tools are all work and no play, and one great example is Microsoft...

March 31, 2021 09:32 PM

The $50 Ham: WSPR-ing Around the World

EE -- Hackaday - Everybody has a bucket list, things to be accomplished before the day we eventually wake up on the wrong side of the grass. Many bucket-list items are far more aspirational than realistic; very few of us with "A trip to space" on our lists...

March 31, 2021 07:57 PM

Under the Hood: the Innovation-Rich Golf 8

Aspencore -- EETimes - Under the Hood - The Volkswagen Golf 8 is no fancy supercar. But it is the German carmaker's top-selling, high-volume model, packed with bells and whistles. It boasts a host of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) features and always-on connectivity,...

March 31, 2021 06:27 PM

Meg Whitman and Mark Tatum Join GM's Board of Directors

PR Newswire -- Meg Whitman, a technology leader and former head of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Mark Tatum, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer of the National Basketball Association, are joining the Board of Directors of General Motors Co. (NYSE:...

March 31, 2021 02:46 AM

MIT Technology Review premieres "In Machines We Trust" podcast

PR Newswire -- Today MIT Technology Review announces the launch of season two of its award-winning podcast, In Machines We Trust, about the far-reaching impact of artificial intelligence and the automation of everything. Hosted by Jennifer Strong, the...

March 31, 2021 02:44 AM

WP Engine's Award-Winning Documentary make|SHIFT Available Now on Apple TV and Other VOD Platforms

Business Wire -- WP Engine today announced the release of its feature-length, award-winning documentary make|SHIFT.

March 31, 2021 01:40 AM

T-Mobile is betting big on Google's Android services: RCS, YouTube TV, Pixel, and more

Tech -- The Verge - Google and T-Mobile are announcing a huge partnership today, with the carrier agreeing to showcase a suite of Google's services on Android phones sold on the carrier's network. The list...

March 31, 2021 12:27 AM

March 30, 2021

Not everyone loves Chrome's new 'Reading list' feature, so now it can be hidden entirely

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Google recently made its Reading list feature available to the masses, and though many of us have been enjoying it thus far, there are those who simply do not like it. More specifically, they don't enjoy where Google chose to place it....

March 30, 2021 11:36 PM

Ham College 75

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - Ham College episode 75 is now available for download.

Extra Class Exam Questions - Part 13.

E3B Transequatorial propagation, long-path, grayline, ordinary and extraordinary waves, chordal hop, and sporadic E mechanisms.



March 30, 2021 11:33 PM

Peloton acquires Atlas WearablesĀ - we explain what this could mean for a Peloton smartwatch

Tech -- Wareable - Peloton has been on an acquisition spree, and one of those acquisitions included wearable startup Atlas Wearables. The buyout was apparently completed in late 2020 and has now been confirmed along with the purchases of companies that specialised...

March 30, 2021 11:32 PM

A first look at UiPath's IPO filing

Tech -- TechCrunch - This morning, well-known robotic process automation (RPA) unicorn UiPath has filed to go public.

The company's S-1 filing comes after it raised billions of dollars while private, making it amongst the best-funded startups in history. Over...

March 30, 2021 11:21 PM

T-Mobile and Google Deliver Best-in-Class Mobile and TV Experiences, and Showcase Range of Android Devices

Business Wire -- T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced plans to expand its collaboration with Google across a wide array of customer experiences later this year, including establishing Messages by Google as the default rich messaging solution for millions of T-Mobile...

March 30, 2021 10:51 PM

March 29, 2021

Google Workspace Frontline is now officially available

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Google Workspace Frontline is a custom solution that includes communication and collaboration apps as well as business-grade support and security features like advanced endpoint management that helps keep a company's data secure. It...

March 29, 2021 10:05 PM