Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

April 01, 2020

Medtronic releases full design files for portable ventilator

Media -- eeNews Europe - Ventilator maker Medtronic has released the full manufacturing files, with code, of one of its older designs to help to...

April 01, 2020 09:29 PM

Fraunhofer launches ventilator design challenge

Media -- eeNews Europe - Fraunhofer's Give a Breath global ventilator and medical equipment design competition aims to help to address the Covid-19...

April 01, 2020 09:28 PM

March 30, 2020

Converting your Python 2 code to Python 3

HowtoForge -- Python 2 reached the end of life on January 1, 2020. Python 3 has been available since 2008, but converting from 2 to 3 has been slow because...

March 30, 2020 01:08 AM

Microsoft cloud services see 775% spike in regions affected by social distancing mandates

Tech -- GeekWire - Microsoft's cloud services are seeing huge spike in usage due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The company reported Saturday...

March 30, 2020 12:43 AM

March 29, 2020

Ham College 63

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - Ham College episode 63 is now available for download.

Extra Class Exam Questions - Part 2

Station restrictions and special...

March 29, 2020 11:03 PM

MediaTek is bringing a more-powerful, 5G-capable SoC to Chromebooks

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Just this morning, Robby shared an update on the development of Qualcomm-powered Chromebooks and we're keeping our fingers...

March 29, 2020 10:49 PM

Coronavirus pushes Folding@Home's crowdsourced molecular science to exaflop levels

Tech -- TechCrunch - The long-running Folding@Home program to crowdsource the enormously complex task of solving molecular interactions has hit a major...

March 29, 2020 09:41 PM

Global smartphone sales fell 14% in February as coronvirus spread - Counterpoint

Media -- Reuters - Companies - Global smartphone sales

tumbled 14% in February as the coronavirus spread in China and overseas, Counterpoint Research...

March 29, 2020 04:50 AM

Companies help people stop wasting money on COVID-19 domain names

Domains -- Domain Name Wire - Companies are making it harder to register and sell crisis-related domains. You should thank them.

March 29, 2020 04:49 AM

After a brief pause, Google restarts Chrome and Chrome OS releases

Tech -- TechCrunch - It was only a week ago that Google said it would hit pause on Chrome and Chrome OS releases "due to adjusted work schedules" in...

March 29, 2020 04:15 AM

Chrome OS 81 may get updated Alt+Tab improvement for Virtual Desks on Chromebooks

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Since Virtual Desks arrived on Chromebooks in Chrome OS 78, the Alt-Tab shortcut has moved between active apps on all desks....

March 29, 2020 12:42 AM

I'm posting this from an iPad just to test out the trackpad feature in iPadOS 13.4

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - For months at this point, Apple has been basically teasing the public with the idea of trackpad and mouse support for iPadOS....

March 29, 2020 12:40 AM

March 28, 2020

Akamai to slow down video game downloads during COVID-19 outbreak

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Akamai says its working together with Microsoft and Sony to avoid global internet traffic bottlenecks.

March 28, 2020 11:21 PM

Game downloads will be throttled to manage internet congestion

Tech -- TechCrunch - For the billions stuck at home during the global effort to flatten the curve, gaming is a welcome escape. But it's also a bandwidth-heavy...

March 28, 2020 09:31 PM

Chrome OS is adding support for more-powerful 8-Core processors

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - For the average consumer, the current selection of Intel Core-powered Chromebooks offers more than enough computing power to...

March 28, 2020 09:31 PM

One of my most-used Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts will be removed later this year

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - The Chrome OS keyboard is a bit of a minimalist dream. I know it is one of the things that most attracted me to Chromebooks...

March 28, 2020 09:27 PM

Google Will Stop Work on Chrome 82 Due to Coronavirus Delays

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Google is a massive company with an extensive remote working infrastructure, but even it has felt the impact of coronavirus on...

March 28, 2020 09:26 PM

Coronavirus will delay some NASA projects, agency announces

Tech -- BGR - Coronavirus will likely delay several NASA projects, with the Mars 2020 still on schedule but facing the possibility of a significant delay....

March 28, 2020 09:19 PM

Amid coronavirus fears, Tesla will close its factory today

Tech -- BGR - In light of the coronavirus, Tesla will shut down production at its Fremont plant in California at the close of business on Monday.


March 28, 2020 09:18 PM

Everbridge Certified as a 2020 Great Place to Work(r) by the Global Authority on Workplace Culture

Business Wire -- Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), the global leader in critical event management (CEM), today announced it has been designated as a 2020 "Great...

March 28, 2020 08:46 PM

CompTIA's 8 Cybersecurity Tips for Working at Home

Enterprise -- The ChannelPro Network - Use the advice in this free infographic from CompTIA and Semel Consulting to help telecommuting newbies reduce their...

March 28, 2020 07:20 PM

March 26, 2020

Boeing worker at Everett plant dies from coronavirus -Seattle Times

Media -- A worker at Boeing Co's Everett factory outside Seattle who had the coronavirus has died, the Seattle Times reported on...

March 26, 2020 04:53 PM

Firefox is dropping FTP support

Infosec -- Naked Security - Heads up, Firefox users who rely on FTP: the browser is eliminating support for this venerable protocol.

March 26, 2020 03:55 PM

First Look at the UI for resizing Linux Disk on Chrome OS

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Even with Chrome OS updates on a hiatus, development continues to move forward and it looks like developers are adding some...

March 26, 2020 03:37 PM

Folding@Home Now Faster Than World's Top 7 Supercomputers Combined

Tech -- ExtremeTech - When the fine folks at Folding@Home put out a call for enthusiasts with spare computing cycles to help fight...

March 26, 2020 03:14 PM

March 25, 2020

In light of delays, Chrome is skipping version 82

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Earlier this week, Google developers hit the brakes on releasing new versions of Chrome and Chrome OS. Citing the fact that...

March 25, 2020 06:09 PM

Mobile Phones to Track and Trace Coronavirus

Aspencore -- EETimes - The threat of Big Brother watching you is always a danger, particularly so in unprecedented times. So perhaps we should not be surprised...

March 25, 2020 06:07 PM

Viewing Our Galactic Center

Life -- NASA Image of the day - The central region of our galaxy, the Milky Way, contains an exotic collection of objects.

March 25, 2020 05:43 PM

Apple's next iPhone could switch to sensor-shift image stabilization - here's why that matters

Media -- The Next Web - It's no surprise that Apple plans on improving the iPhone's camera this year, but a new report gives us a better idea of how the...

March 25, 2020 05:11 PM

How to install the latest version of Telegram Desktop on Chrome OS

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Back when times were simpler, Allo was our go-to chat platform here at Chrome Unboxed. We used it for personal and professional...

March 25, 2020 03:44 PM

Why AI might be the most effective weapon we have to fight COVID-19

Media -- The Next Web - If not the most deadly, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is one of the most contagious diseases to have hit our green planet in...

March 25, 2020 12:34 AM

Smartphone Sales See Biggest Drop Ever In Feb.

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics has released a report stating that global smartphone shipments dropped 38 percent...

March 25, 2020 12:33 AM

March 24, 2020

Activities you can do at home this week!

EE -- Raspberry Pi Blog - At the Raspberry Pi Foundation, our mission is to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people...

March 24, 2020 09:26 PM

White House Calls for AI Experts to Help COVID-19 Research

Life -- Psychology Today - The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), Microsoft, and others aim to accelerate coronavirus research with the...

March 24, 2020 08:09 PM

Medtronic looks to double ventilator production in Ireland

Media -- eeNews Europe - Medtronic has increased ventilator production capacity by 40 per cent and is set to double production to meet demand Ventilator...

March 24, 2020 06:50 PM

Atlassian finally unleashes free Jira tier - nearly six months late yet just in time for coronavirus crunch

Enterprise -- The Register - Still, could be worse, Bono might starting singing about COVID-19. Oh Kindly old Atlassian is making cloud-based versions of Jira...

March 24, 2020 05:07 PM

Thousands Of Internet-Connected Satellites Above Us, What Could Possibly Go Wrong!

EE -- Hackaday - Our skies are full of satellites, more full than they have been, that is, because SpaceX's Starlink and a bevvy of other soon-to-launch...

March 24, 2020 04:51 PM

Coronavirus Response: Atlassian Expands Free Software

Enterprise -- DevOps.com - Atlassian announced today it will make cloud-based versions of Jira Software, Confluence, Jira Service Desk and Jira Core available...

March 24, 2020 01:21 AM

Business continuity: Coronavirus crisis puts CIOs' plans to the test

Enterprise -- CIO - As the COVID-19 coronavirus rattles industries, it's more important than ever for IT leaders to ensure employees have the tools they require...

March 24, 2020 01:18 AM

March 23, 2020

Turns out Google isn't extending AUE end of life on older Chromebooks after all

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - We were insanely excited to share the possibility of an updated AUE (auto update expiration) policy possibly in the works for...

March 23, 2020 09:25 PM

Solar Accounted for 40% of U.S. Electric Generating Capacity Additions in 2019

Media -- PowerPulse.net - Solar accounted for 40% of all new electric generating capacity in the U.S. in 2019, its highest share ever and more than any...

March 23, 2020 02:14 PM

March 22, 2020

Chrome OS 82 brings view password feature to lock screen

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - We've been covering a growing list of new features that have arrived in the latest update to the Developer channel of Chrome...

March 22, 2020 11:59 PM

ReMarkable's redesigned e-paper tablet is more powerful and more papery

Tech -- TechCrunch - It's no secret I'm a fan of the reMarkable, a tablet with a paper-like display that's focused on text and sketching rather than...

March 22, 2020 11:57 PM

Program Manager, Works With Chromebook

Life -- Google - The Keyword - Works With Chromebook helps Chromebook users to find the Chromebook accessory they need.

March 22, 2020 11:43 PM

Chrome OS virtual keyboard gets a useful new feature and a new optional look

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - If you don't own a Chrome OS tablet or convertible, there's a real chance that you don't spend much time messing with the on-screen,...

March 22, 2020 02:13 AM

Image: Tests complete for Orion

Life -- Phys.org - The first Orion spacecraft that will fly around the moon as part of Artemis to return humans to the lunar surface has finished its...

March 22, 2020 01:07 AM

March 21, 2020

Get Your Weather Images Straight from the Satellite

EE -- Hackaday - [Josh] has a series called Ham Radio Crash Course and a recent installment covers how you can grab satellite images directly from...

March 21, 2020 11:07 PM

AmateurLogic 141: The Great Toilet Paper Famine

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - AmateurLogic.TV Episode 141 is now available for download.

RSPDUO Tone and DCS Decoding, Exploring RigPi Deeper, Coronavirus...

March 21, 2020 10:01 PM

What are companies doing to help employees working from home?

Enterprise -- Silicon Republic - Company communications platform Blind has shared the results of its crowdsourced study of the policies businesses around the...

March 21, 2020 09:05 PM

Pi Day: 6 Raspberry Pi projects to try at work and home

Enterprise -- The Enterprisers Project - How will you celebrate Pi Day? Consider these Raspberry Pi projects, submitted by tech enthusiasts.

March 21, 2020 09:00 PM