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February 24, 2024

GroupBy Launches Next-Gen AI-Powered Year, Make, Model Fitment Search

Business Wire -- GroupBy Inc., a SaaS-based eCommerce search and product discovery leader, is transforming year, make, and model search with the launch of its new AI-powered Fitment(tm) product. With this technology, GroupBy is expanding its ability to service online...

February 24, 2024 07:46 AM

Ham College 109

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - Ham College episode 109 is now available for download.

Extra Class Exam Questions - Part 47

E9E Matching: Matching Antennas to Feed Lines, Phasing Lines, and Power Dividers.

February 24, 2024 07:38 AM

SmartBear Acquires Reflect to Gain Generative AI-Based Testing Tool

Enterprise -- DevOps.com - SmartBear acquired Reflect, a provider of a no-code web app testing platform that leverages generative AI to create and execute tests.

February 24, 2024 07:27 AM

Apple Might Equip Siri With Generative AI

Tech -- ExtremeTech - The next-generation smart assistant is expected to roll out with iOS 18.

February 24, 2024 05:39 AM

Microsoft Teams is making it easier to control your webcam and audio during meetings

Tech -- The Verge - Microsoft is finally giving Teams users an easier way to control audio and video features during meetings. The software giant has started testing easily accessible tools for switching cameras, audio sources, speaker...

February 24, 2024 04:56 AM

Taiwan to purchase quantum computers from Finland

Media -- DIGITIMES - Advanced discussions are underway between the Taiwan Semiconductor Research Institute (TSRI) under the National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs) and IQM of Finland to purchase quantum computers, according to sources familiar with the...

February 24, 2024 03:10 AM

DigitalOcean's Cloudways Launches Autonomous to Ensure High Availability for Growing Business Websites

Business Wire -- DigitalOcean Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DOCN), the developer cloud optimized for startups and growing digital businesses, today announced the availability of Autonomous, Cloudways' new managed WordPress hosting offering. Autonomous is designed to simplify...

February 24, 2024 02:33 AM

February 22, 2024

AmateurLogic 189: Headset Hacks

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - AmateurLogic.TV Episode 189 is now available for download.

George hacks a gamer headset for radio use. Emile has video from Swamps On The Air. Mike begins his BitX 40 build.


February 22, 2024 11:41 PM

Kyndryl Launches Generative AI-Powered Workflow Automation Service

Media -- PYMNTS.com - IT infrastructure services provider Kyndryl has introduced a generative artificial intelligence (AI)-powered solution designed to automate and modernize business processes.

The new Kyndryl Workflow Orchestration services aim to streamline...

February 22, 2024 11:01 PM

Google Search, Chrome, and Android are all changing thanks to EU antitrust law

Tech -- The Verge - Google is testing changes to some of its most important services including Search, the Chrome browser, and its Android operating system ahead of the European Union's tough new antitrust rules coming into...

February 22, 2024 10:16 PM

Microsoft Launches Premium Subscription for AI Companion Copilot

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Microsoft introduced a premium subscription that adds capabilities to its artificial intelligence companion, Copilot.

The new Copilot Pro subscription caters to users who want faster access to advanced features and offers a seamless AI experience...

February 22, 2024 07:59 AM

January 17, 2024

NASA's X-59 Quiet Supersonic Research Aircraft Unveiled

Life -- NASA Image of the day - NASA and Lockheed Martin publicly unveil the X-59 quiet supersonic research aircraft at a ceremony in Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works facility in Palmdale, California. The X-59 is the centerpiece of NASA's Quesst mission, which seeks...

January 17, 2024 02:39 AM

January 16, 2024

Thousands of Juniper Networks devices vulnerable to critical RCE bug

Enterprise -- The Register - Yet more support for the argument to adopt memory-safe languages

More than 11,500 Juniper Networks devices are exposed to a new remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability, and infosec researchers are pressing admins to urgently apply the...

January 16, 2024 02:14 AM

Eben Upton on Sinclair, Acorn, and the Raspberry Pi

Enterprise -- The Register - The future's bright. The future's retro

Interview Inspired at least in part by Pi creator Eben Upton's dalliances with the home computers of the 1980s, the Raspberry Pi casts a long shadow over the retro computing world....

January 16, 2024 12:05 AM

New DDI Observability Center: Optimizing Network Operations

Enterprise -- EfficientIP - As modern networks become increasingly complex and difficult to manage, EfficientIP presents our DDI Observability Center to solve the challenges of network diversity, data overload, and limited visibility. This innovative cloud-based portal...

January 16, 2024 12:03 AM

HashiCorp Adds Automated Generation of Terraform Provider Code

Enterprise -- InfoQ - HashiCorp has released a technical preview of their Terraform provider code generation toolset. This includes a new tool that generates Terraform provider code from an OpenAPI specification. The release also includes a tool that can generate Terraform...

January 16, 2024 12:00 AM

Linus Torvalds postpones Linux 6.8 merge window after being taken offline by storms

Enterprise -- The Register - Roads are icy and drivers are dangerous. There will be no Starbucks run.

Linus Torvalds has indefinitely postponed the merge window for version 6.8 of the Linux kernel after a winter storm knocked out power and internet near his work-from-home...

January 16, 2024 12:00 AM

January 15, 2024

How to send secure email on Chrome OS

Tech -- Addictive Tips - Skiff is a private, end-to-end email client that supports email, calendar, documents, and other things. If you have a Skiff account and want to use it on your Chromebook, but don't know how we can help! Follow along as we show you how...

January 15, 2024 11:47 PM

DDoS Attacks on the Environmental Services Industry Surge by 61,839% in 2023

Infosec -- The Hacker News - The environmental services industry witnessed an "unprecedented surge" in HTTP-based distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, accounting for half of all its HTTP traffic.

This marks a 61,839% increase in DDoS attack traffic year-over-year,...

January 15, 2024 11:44 PM

NordPass launches Email Masking - a brand new feature for email security

Globe Newswire -- NordPass, an innovative password manager solution by Nord Security, is introducing a brand new feature - Email Masking. This feature will allow NordPass users to better secure their emails, enhance privacy, as well as avoid email clutter.

January 15, 2024 11:15 PM

Talkdesk to Host Masterclass Showcasing Class of 2023 CX Innovators Awards Winners

Business Wire -- Industry experts and Talkdesk customers will join the CX Innovators Masterclass to share real-world customer experience innovation insights

January 15, 2024 10:37 PM

CES '24: 'I Feel Ya, Man.'

Electronics -- The Ojo-Yoshida Report - Sony-Honda's "Afeela" might be a corporate appropriation of the bonding device, likely derived from hiphop culture: "I feel ya."

January 15, 2024 07:26 AM

UP Super Board "skateboard chassis" could boost the production of EVs

gizmag -- Imagine how much faster and easier it would be to produce electric cars if you didn't have to design or build the chassis and drivetrain. That's the idea behind so-called "skateboard chassis," such as the soon-to-hit-the-roads UP Super Board.Continue...

January 15, 2024 06:24 AM

Pico-Sized Ham Radio

EE -- Hackaday - There are plenty of hobbies around with huge price tags, and ham radio can certainly be one of them. Experienced hams might have radios that cost thousands of dollars, with huge, steerable antennas on masts that can be similarly priced. But...

January 15, 2024 06:19 AM

New Python-based FBot Hacking Toolkit Aims at Cloud and SaaS Platforms

Infosec -- The Hacker News - A new Python-based hacking tool called FBot has been uncovered targeting web servers, cloud services, content management systems (CMS), and SaaS platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft 365, PayPal, Sendgrid, and Twilio.


January 15, 2024 06:00 AM

Palantir Partners with University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to Establish the All of Us Research Program's Center for Linkage and Acquisition of Data (CLAD)

Business Wire -- Palantir Technologies Inc. (NYSE: PLTR) today announced its partnership with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to establish the Center for Linkage and Acquisition of Data (CLAD) as part of the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) All...

January 15, 2024 05:29 AM

SpaceX and T-Mobile send first texts via Starlink satellites

Media -- CNBC - Business - SpaceX on Wednesday announced the successful demonstration of texting via recently launched Starlink satellites through T-Mobile's network.

January 15, 2024 03:22 AM

End of annoying robocalls? FTC cracks down on deceptive practices

Media -- Fox - Tech - The Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement with XCast Labs after the Voice over Internet Protocol provider was accused of facilitating billions of robocalls. Federal regulators sued the California-based company, claiming it helped...

January 15, 2024 01:42 AM

January 14, 2024

DDoS threat report for 2023 Q4

Infosec -- Cloudflare - Welcome to the sixteenth edition of Cloudflare's DDoS Threat Report. This edition covers DDoS trends and key findings for the fourth and final quarter of the year 2023, complete with a review of major trends throughout the year.What are DDoS...

January 14, 2024 11:32 PM

January 13, 2024

Option Care Health Selects Palantir's Artificial Intelligence Platform for Enterprise-Wide Digital Transformation

Business Wire -- Option Care Health Selects Palantir's Artificial Intelligence Platform for Enterprise-Wide Digital Transformation

January 13, 2024 08:14 AM

January 10, 2024

Ham College 108

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - Ham College episode 108 is now available for download.

Extra Class Exam Questions - Part 46

E9D Yagi antennas, parabolic reflectors, circular polarization, loading coils, top loading, feed point impedance of electrically short antennas,...

January 10, 2024 10:21 PM

Switching to a Flip Phone Helped Me Cut Down on My Smartphone Addiction

Tech -- NY Times Technology - Was it inconvenient? Yes. Did T9 texting drive me crazy? Definitely. Was it worth doing? Absolutely.

January 10, 2024 10:21 PM

January 08, 2024

The fall of Firefox: Mozilla's once-popular web browser slides into irrelevance

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - With its market share hitting a new low, can Firefox rise from the ashes or is this the end?

January 08, 2024 09:44 PM

Samsung to announce new phones 'powered by AI' on Jan. 17

Media -- CNBC - Tech - Samsung will show off the features of its new AI-powered phone Jan. 17 at its own event.

January 08, 2024 07:34 AM

LastPass will finally enforce a 12-character minimum master password

Tech -- The Verge - Following a high-profile security breakdown in 2022, LastPass is finally imposing a 12-character minimum for customers' master passwords.

BleepingComputer spotted a...

January 08, 2024 07:33 AM

Watch a Chinese rocket booster fall from space and explode near a house in southern China

Life -- Live Science - Two rocket boosters used in a Chinese satellite launch on Dec. 25 fell back to Earth and exploded near inhabited areas, chilling videos show.

January 08, 2024 07:03 AM

December 31, 2023

Humanoid Robots Are Getting to Work

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - Ten years ago, at the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trial event near Miami, I watched the most advanced humanoid robots ever built struggle their way through a scenario inspired by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. A team of experienced...

December 31, 2023 06:35 AM

December 30, 2023

I tried two passwordless password managers, and was seriously impressed by one

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Dashlane and 1Password are now offering options that allow you to set up a new account without a master password. Here's what I found when I tested them both.

December 30, 2023 07:50 AM

Can your Windows 10 PC be saved in 2025? Yes - for free. Here's how

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - As many as 240 million Windows 10 PCs can't be upgraded to Windows 11. What's a user to do?

December 30, 2023 07:50 AM

52% of Enterprises Have Moved to the Cloud

SupplyChain -- SCMR Editorial - More than half of businesses have moved their enterprise software applications to the cloud, and 76% expect AI to play a key role in their supply chains by 2026 says a report from Loftware.

December 30, 2023 07:17 AM

December 28, 2023

Generally available: Azure Site Recovery update rollup 70 - December 2023

Enterprise -- Azure service updates - This article describes the improvements for the latest version of Azure Site Recovery components.

December 28, 2023 11:56 PM

AC/DC adapters get their GaN shrink

Aspencore -- EDN - The humble yet ever-present AC/DC wall-power adapter doesn't get a lot of consideration from consumers. It's one of those things that's needed but is viewed as a necessary nuisance. I suspect that part of that is due to the fact that the adapter...

December 28, 2023 11:52 PM

Cloud Security Optimization: A Process for Continuous Improvement

Infosec -- TripWire - The State of Security - Cloud optimization is the process of correctly selecting and assigning the right resources to a workload or application with the ultimate goal of minimizing costs while improving performance and efficiency. These resources...

December 28, 2023 10:22 PM

December 27, 2023

Atlassian Bets On Improving Developer Experience With GenAI

Think -- Forrester Blogs - At the Atlassian Unleash event in Amsterdam, the focus was on using AI to improve developer experience.

December 27, 2023 10:03 PM

Google targets AI PC market with Chromebook Plus

Media -- DIGITIMES - As Microsoft advances its AI PC efforts, Google has also risen to the challenge with its new Chromebook Plus notebooks. Acer's newly launched Chromebook Plus 514 is the company's first business-use Chromebook Plus model and features AI-powered...

December 27, 2023 08:48 PM

The new ASUS Chromebook CM30 tablet looks impressive on sweet new landing page

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Towards the end of 2023, ASUS has started a bit of a new trend for announcing and launching their Chromebooks: they just drop a press release and see what happens. We saw this play out a couple of weeks ago with the newly-announced ExpertBook...

December 27, 2023 06:35 AM

Best Buy's biggest Chromebook deals have a 12/25 expiration date

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - It's no secret that we keep up with Chromebook deals around here. We even have a post that is updated frequently to reflect the best deals you can get on any given day. As 2023 has shown us, you can expect big savings on a very regular...

December 27, 2023 06:33 AM

Dream Chaser is getting tested at NASA

Life -- Phys.org - After a journey spanning almost two decades, Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser reusable spaceplane, named Tenacity, is officially undergoing environmental testing at NASA's Neil Armstrong Test Facility located at NASA's Glenn Research...

December 27, 2023 06:28 AM

The worst technology failures of 2023

Think -- MIT Technology Review - Welcome to our annual list of the worst technologies. This year, one technology disaster in particular holds lessons for the rest of us: the Titan submersible that imploded in the shadow of the Titanic.

December 27, 2023 06:16 AM

Tesla acquires land for Shanghai megapack battery factory

Media -- DIGITIMES - Tesla Inc. has acquired land to build its Shanghai Megapack factory that will have capacity to produce 10,000 battery packs a year, according to a company representative, paving the way for construction to begin.

December 27, 2023 05:55 AM