Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

June 03, 2023

Iconic yellow school bus maker opens new electric bus factory

Tech -- The Verge - Blue Bird, a century-old manufacturer of America's iconic yellow school buses, has opened a new production facility to meet the rising demand for electric school buses. Announced via a press release (and an adorable...

June 03, 2023 09:49 PM

Red Hat Tackles Software Supply Chain Security

Infosec -- Dark Reading - The new Red Hat Trusted Software Supply Chain services help developers take a secure-by-design approach to build, deploy, and monitor software.

June 03, 2023 05:49 PM

May 31, 2023

Virgin Orbit to cease operations, sell assets of Richard Branson's satellite launcher

Life -- Phys.org - Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit is shutting down less than two months after the satellite launch start-up filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a Tuesday company announcement.

May 31, 2023 05:08 AM

May 30, 2023

This hurricane season, Verizon readies the fleet

Globe Newswire -- Telecommunications - Verizon maintains a fleet of over 550 portable assets, an industry-leading 200 satellite-based assets and more than 1,000 mobile generators to assist communities in rapid recovery efforts after natural disasters. Verizon maintains...

May 30, 2023 04:29 AM

Food delivery by drone is just part of daily life in Shenzhen

Think -- MIT Technology Review - My iced tea arrived from the sky.

In a buzzy urban area in Shenzhen, China, sandwiched between several skyscrapers, I watched as a yellow-and-black drone descended onto a pickup kiosk by the street. The top of the vending-machine-size...

May 30, 2023 03:39 AM

Intel's NUC 13 Pro "Desk Edition" mini PCs feature an updated design

Tech -- Liliputing - Intel's NUC Pro line of compact desktop computers tend to get a processor update every year. Occasionally Intel also upgrades or changes the port selection or adds other features like optional support for swappable lids to add features like...

May 30, 2023 03:37 AM

Red Hat Introduces Red Hat Trusted Software Supply Chain

Business Wire -- Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Red Hat Trusted Software Supply Chain, a solution that enhances resilience to software supply chain vulnerabilities. As part of this solution, two new cloud services,...

May 30, 2023 02:39 AM

May 29, 2023

Sidekick on a Chromebook: A better browser for ChromeOS

Tech -- About Chromebooks - Even if you use a Chromebook, you may have heard about the Arc browser. It's a web browser that re-imagines your portal to the web. Unfortunately, it's macOS-only for now. However, I found a similar third-party browser called Sidekick...

May 29, 2023 03:03 AM

Full Raspberry Pi Restocks Are Just Months Away, Says CEO

Tech -- ExtremeTech - After suffering severe slowdowns during the chip shortage, Raspberry Pi's CEO says the company is almost ready to resume 'unconstrained' shipments.

May 29, 2023 03:00 AM

May 28, 2023

UiPath and Peraton Announce Partnership to Expand Cloud-based Automation in U.S. Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian Sectors

Business Wire -- UiPath and Peraton partner to deliver the UiPath Business Automation Platform as a cloud-based managed service to high-security environments.

May 28, 2023 11:00 PM

Skyline Robotics Awarded First Patent for Its Robotic Window-Cleaning System

Business Wire -- Skyline Robotics, developers of OZMO, the world's first high-rise window-cleaning robot, today announced the company has received its first patent for its robotic window-cleaning system. The patent, awarded by Singapore, includes the design of the system...

May 28, 2023 11:00 PM

May 21, 2023

3 Common Initial Attack Vectors Account for Most Ransomware Campaigns

Infosec -- Dark Reading - The data shows how most cyberattacks start, so basic steps can help organizations avoid becoming the latest statistic.

May 21, 2023 07:10 AM

Businesses Embrace Low-Code Platforms and Citizen Development to Drive Innovation

TMCnet -- A WEBCON study revealed that a majority of CIOs surveyed said low-code applications were either very important or mission-critical for their organizations.

May 21, 2023 07:06 AM

How to quickly make minor changes to complex Linux commands

Enterprise -- Network World News - When working in the Linux terminal window, you have a lot of options for moving on the Linux command line; backing up over a command you've just typed is only one of them.Using the Backspace key

We likely all use the backspace key...

May 21, 2023 07:04 AM

How to Enable Advanced Data Protection on iOS, and Why You Should

Infosec -- EFF Deeplinks - Apple has long used end-to-end encryption for some of the information on your iPhone, like passwords or health data, but the company neglected to offer a way to better protect other crucial data, including iCloud backups, until recently....

May 21, 2023 06:42 AM

Google One VPN will now let you quickly see your IP address and network information

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - I know I'm not alone when I say I often visit "What's My IP" on a Google Search to quickly figure out what my information is for one reason or another. Whether I'm connecting my device to my PS5 for remote play, or something else, it's...

May 21, 2023 06:41 AM

Google Fiber is Looking for 20 Gig Internet Testers in Austin

Tech -- SiliconHills - Google Fiber is looking for testers in the Austin market to see what they can do with 20 Gig Internet. The applications can be drug development, virtual reality, artificial intelligent humanoid robot assistants, flying cars, or something...

May 21, 2023 06:40 AM

Intel NUC 13 Rugged "Bravo Canyon" is a small, fanless PC powered by Alder Lake-N

Tech -- Liliputing - The upcoming Intel NUC 13 Rugged is a small, fanless computer with a dust-resistant chassis and passive heat dissipation that should allow 24/7 operation. Intel positions its NUC Rugged systems as solutions for use in warehouses, factories,...

May 21, 2023 06:39 AM

It looks like Google's working on a dashcam feature for Android phones

Tech -- The Verge - Google appears to be working on a native dashcam recording feature for some Android phones that could run in the background for up to 24 hours, and it sounds...

May 21, 2023 06:34 AM

NASA Selects Blue Origin for Astronaut Mission to the Moon

Business Wire -- NASA has awarded a NextSTEP-2 Appendix P Sustaining Lunar Development (SLD) contract to Blue Origin.

May 21, 2023 05:42 AM

May 18, 2023

BlueCat acquires Men&Mice to boost its industry-leading DNS, DHCP, and IP address management (DDI) platform

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Enhanced portfolio will offer organizations of all sizes the tools to simplify and improve their networks Enhanced portfolio will offer organizations of all sizes the tools to simplify and improve their networks

May 18, 2023 04:19 AM

May 17, 2023

SAP's Vision for Future-Proofed Business in the Age of AI Comes to Life: SAP Sapphire in 2023

Enterprise -- SAP - At the SAP Sapphire conference in Orlando, SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) unveiled sweeping innovations and collaborations that equip customers to tackle an uncertain future with confidence.

SAP Business AI, the Green Ledger and Business-Ready Innovations...

May 17, 2023 06:05 AM

Delivering AI strategies for business success

Enterprise -- UiPath - Over 50% of enterprises plan to incorporate both artificial intelligence (AI) and automation in 2023. Businesses are waking up to the value of combining machine efficiency and human-like AI to automate some of their most challenging and costly...

May 17, 2023 06:04 AM

This Raspberry Pi (or other SBC) cooler is better than heatsinks and fans for me

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - If your single-board computer project faces an unusually warm environment, this handy alternative to traditional cooling methods should do the trick.

May 17, 2023 12:32 AM

Everything you need to know about the new "Help me write" AI feature in Google Docs

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Google recently introduced the "Help me write" feature in Docs as part of its Duet AI for Google Workspace initiative. This new tool aims to enhance productivity and workflow by providing assistance with writing tasks (not replacing...

May 17, 2023 12:22 AM

May 16, 2023

ServiceNow to Acquire G2K to Add IoT Technology to Platform

Media -- PYMNTS.com - ServiceNow plans to acquire G2K to add new capabilities to its solutions for brick-and-mortar businesses.

The transaction will add G2K's Internet of Things (IoT) technology to ServiceNow's Now Platform, providing organizations in retail and...

May 16, 2023 06:07 AM

May 15, 2023

The 6 best password managers for business

Infosec -- CSO Online - What's a password manager?

A password manager is a program that stores passwords and logins for various sites and apps, and generates new strong passwords when a user needs to change an old one or create a new account. Users can sign into...

May 15, 2023 10:41 PM

How to Make a Private Call and Keep Your Phone Number Safe

Life -- Reader's Digest - Maybe you're one of the people who cares a lot about telephone privacy. And in these tech-forward days, it is becoming harder and harder to maintain it. Part of building your smartphone security is learning how to hide your number so...

May 15, 2023 10:33 PM

May 14, 2023

UiPath unveils new AI-powered features and developer experiences to speed automation across all knowledge work

Enterprise -- UiPath - Robotic process automation (RPA) is great. It's changed the world. But we wanted to help our customers do more. To remove the friction between a good idea and its successful execution. To lower the barrier between vision and reality. To leverage...

May 14, 2023 11:19 PM

Exploring the Early Days of QRP Radio

EE -- Hackaday - Morse code might seem obsolete but for situations with extremely limited bandwidth it's often still the best communications option available. The code requires a fair amount of training to use effectively, though, and even proficient radio...

May 14, 2023 11:17 PM

Feds Take Down 13 More DDoS-for-Hire Services

Infosec -- Krebs on Security - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) this week seized 13 domain names connected to "booter" services that let paying customers launch crippling distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Ten of the domains are reincarnations...

May 14, 2023 10:18 PM

May 10, 2023

The Meeting of the Minds That Launched AI

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - The Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial Intelligence, held from 18 June through 17 August of 1956, is widely considered the event that kicked off AI as a research discipline. Organized by John McCarthy, Marvin Minsky, Claude...

May 10, 2023 03:56 AM

May 06, 2023

Microsoft patches 3 vulnerabilities in Azure API Management

Infosec -- CSO Online - Microsoft has patched three new vulnerabilities in the Azure API Management service which includes two Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) vulnerabilities and a file upload path traversal on an internal Azure workload, according to cybersecurity...

May 06, 2023 12:21 AM

May 05, 2023

macOS: The Best Hidden Features, Tips, and Tricks

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Apple's macOS is known for being extremely user-friendly right out of the box. But what if you want to turn macOS from something you work with...

May 05, 2023 11:36 PM

Virgin Galactic Cautiously Returns To Flight

EE -- Hackaday - After Richard Branson delivered some inspiring words from his seat aboard SpaceShipTwo Unity, he unbuckled himself and started to float around the vehicle's cabin along with three other Virgin Galactic employees. Reaching an apogee of 86 kilometers...

May 05, 2023 01:54 AM

Coming to DEF CON 31: Hacking AI models

Infosec -- CyberScoop - A group of leading artificial intelligence companies in the U.S. committed on Thursday to open their models to red-teaming at this year's DEF CON hacking conference as part of a White House initiative to address the security risks posed by...

May 05, 2023 01:51 AM

May 04, 2023

Researchers Discover 3 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Azure API Management Service

Infosec -- The Hacker News - Three new security flaws have been disclosed in Microsoft Azure API Management service that could be abused by malicious actors to gain access to sensitive information or backend services.

This includes two server-side request forgery...

May 04, 2023 10:43 PM

authID Selected for 2nd Straight Year as "Best ID Management Platform" in 7th Annual FinTech Breakthrough Awards Program

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Prestigious International Awards Program Recognizes Outstanding Financial Technology Products And Companies

May 04, 2023 08:28 PM

MacBook shipments likely to drop in 2023

Media -- DIGITIMES - Apple MacBook shipments will likely register a single-digit decrease in 2023 due to a disappointing first half of the year, according to industry sources.

May 04, 2023 07:00 PM

Russia's decision to remain on ISS til 2028 saves it from early demise

gizmag -- NASA has announced that Russia will remain a participant aboard the International Space Station (ISS) until 2028, ensuring the station's safe operation until it is finally vacated by all 15 international partners in 2030 before its deorbiting.Continue...

May 04, 2023 04:44 AM

Apple and Google Team Up to Stop Bluetooth Tracker Stalking

Tech -- ExtremeTech - When it released the AirTag, Apple probably thought it was just ensuring no one would ever lose their keys again. What it did was deliver one of the most effective...

May 04, 2023 04:32 AM

Microsoft is forcing Outlook and Teams to open links in Edge and IT admins are angry

Tech -- The Verge - Microsoft Edge is a good browser but for some reason Microsoft keeps trying to shove it down everyone's throat and make it more difficult to use rivals like Chrome or Firefox. Microsoft has now started...

May 04, 2023 03:21 AM

May 03, 2023

Here's what's in the now available Google Chrome 113 release

Tech -- About Chromebooks - The latest iteration of Google's Chrome browser is now generally available, bringing a number of fixes and features to macOS, Linux, and Windows. The Google Chrome 113 release includes 16 security fixes and several new features. Here's...

May 03, 2023 05:33 AM

May 02, 2023

Experts spotted a new sophisticated malware toolkit called Decoy Dog

Infosec -- Security Affairs - Infoblox researchers discovered a new sophisticated malware toolkit, dubbed Decoy Dog, targeting enterprise networks.

While analyzing billions of DNS records, Infoblox researchers discovered a sophisticated malware toolkit, dubbed...

May 02, 2023 02:02 AM

Protecting Against The Top Cybersecurity Threats In 2023 Requires A Balanced Approach

Think -- Forrester Blogs - Cybersecurity threats continue to plague organizations, multiplying like Mogwai in the 1984 hit movie Gremlins (just don't feed them after midnight). Forrester data shows that almost three-quarters of organizations reported one or more...

May 02, 2023 02:01 AM

GoDaddy Lets Merchants Accept Payments Via Microsoft Teams

Media -- PYMNTS.com - GoDaddy and Microsoft have teamed to let small businesses accept customer payments during Microsoft Teams meetings.

"GoDaddy is one of three commerce providers Microsoft selected for this launch, citing GoDaddy Payments' rapid growth as...

May 02, 2023 01:56 AM

NASA Keeps Voyager 2 Alive By Scavenging Power From Safety System

Tech -- ExtremeTech - NASA isn't giving up on the Voyager spacecraft. After decades in deep space, the plucky little probe is running low on power. But NASA has devised...

May 02, 2023 01:43 AM

Bing AI comes barging in on Samsung Galaxy devices with built-in SwiftKey

Tech -- The Verge - SwiftKey recently received Bing AI integration that puts Microsoft's chatbot right at the fingertips of users who've installed the software keyboard. But now, the OpenAI-based search tool is making its...

May 02, 2023 01:41 AM

Using Artificial Intelligence to Speed up Discovery of New Drugs

Life -- Neuroscience News - Experts see a bright future in the complementary use of artificial intelligence (AI) and structure-based drug discovery for drug discovery. Researchers explain how computational methods will streamline drug discovery by predicting...

May 02, 2023 12:57 AM