Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

May 27, 2024

Create ecommerce experiences with commercetools and Google Cloud Application Integration

Enterprise -- GoogleCloud - The world of digital commerce is rapidly evolving. To stay competitive, businesses need the ability to integrate their commerce systems with a wide array of applications and services. Furthermore, customers expect targeted and personalized...

May 27, 2024 12:32 AM

I tested the 11-inch iPad Air (2024) for a week, and it made my $1,200 Android tablet feel ancient

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - The newest iPad Air may be an iterative upgrade on paper, but several new features make it still the tablet most people should buy.

May 27, 2024 12:30 AM

Goodbye, Gemini: A sanity-saving Google Search switch

Enterprise -- Computerworld - It may or may not have hit you yet, but brace yourself: It's coming.

As we speak, Google's in the midst of bringing its Gemini-powered generative-AI obsession into its most prominent and powerful product - and that's...

May 27, 2024 12:28 AM

One Man's Trash is... a Rare $60,000 Historical Computer

EE -- Hackaday - According to Smithsonian Magazine, a salvage company in London was cleaning out a property and found an odd-looking computer device. No one knew what it was, and they couldn't find anything with a quick online search. The devices in question...

May 27, 2024 12:24 AM

May 26, 2024

AmateurLogic 193: Dayton Hamvention 2024

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - AmateurLogic.TV Episode 193 is now available for download.

George and Mike's Excellent Adventure to Dayton Hamvention 2024.

New radios, old radios, mystery radio and friends. Take your best guess at what new radio Icom has under glass....

May 26, 2024 09:24 AM

May 24, 2024

US Air Force releases first official pics of B-21 bomber in flight

gizmag -- Although snapshots of the B-21 Raider nuclear bomber in flight have been taken previously by the public in the vicinity of Edwards Air Force Base in California, these weren't with permission. Now the United States Air Force has released the first official...

May 24, 2024 07:37 AM

You can now share passwords within your Google family group

Tech -- The Verge - Google is now letting users securely share passwords with members of their own family group over the internet, making it easier for everyone in the household to access passwords for shared...

May 24, 2024 06:13 AM

Tabbed PWAs for Chromebooks will be a game-changer web apps

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - At Google I/O this month, the ChromeOS team shared some cool stuff on the way for Chromebooks, and this particular feature is definitely one to keep an eye on. Tabbed Mode for PWAs is something you may not know you need until you have...

May 24, 2024 06:07 AM

Google's new 'Add to Chromebook' badge makes web apps easier to find and install

Tech -- The Verge - Google is making a new "Add to Chromebook" badge that's designed to make it easier for ChromeOS users to find and install progressive web apps (PWAs) and Android...

May 24, 2024 05:56 AM

May 21, 2024

Chrome vs. Edge: Which browser is better for business?

Enterprise -- Computerworld - What's the most important piece of productivity software in the business world? Some might say the office suite. But if you look at the time spent actually using software, the answer may well be the web browser. It's...

May 21, 2024 06:37 AM

A rundown of what's new and improved in Android 15 - so far

Tech -- The Verge - The annual refreshes of Android and iOS are always worth looking out for, and in the wake of Google I/O 2024, we now have the second beta release of Android 15, so it's a good opportunity...

May 21, 2024 04:36 AM

Microsoft's Surface AI event: news, rumors, and lots of Qualcomm laptops

Tech -- The Verge - At Microsoft's big AI and Surface event on May 20th, the company takes another shot at Arm Windows PCs.

May 21, 2024 04:30 AM

Single-tap passkeys are coming to Android 15

Tech -- The Verge - Signing in is about to get more convenient in Android 15 and Wear OS 5.

May 21, 2024 04:26 AM

May 20, 2024

Google celebrates accessibility with global Chromebook initiatives

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Global Accessibility Awareness Day is here and Google is taking this day to reaffirm their commitment to inclusivity and accessibility. The company's Products for All Accessibility team is central to this mission and has been working...

May 20, 2024 03:11 AM

Twitter is officially X.com now

Tech -- The Verge - The social network formerly known as Twitter has officially adopted X.com for all its core systems. That means typing twitter.com in your browser will now redirect to Elon Musk's favored domain, or should. At the time...

May 20, 2024 03:06 AM

May 17, 2024

Google to roll out AI-powered theft detection on Android phones

ReadWriteWeb -- Google is introducing a new artificial intelligence (AI) that can tell if your phone gets grabbed from your hand or...

May 17, 2024 05:42 AM

Airbus' new Racer is half-plane, half-copter - and it's lightning-fast

Media -- The Next Web - Business execs and politicians gathered at a helicopter base in France yesterday for the first public unveiling of Airbus' new Racer aircraft. At first glance, Racer looks like a regular helicopter. Look closer, however, and you'll notice...

May 17, 2024 04:58 AM

May 16, 2024

Lockheed's Skunk Works teases a new aircraft it's developing for the 2040s

gizmag -- Lockheed Martin's paradoxically famous/secret Skunk Works has released the first image of its futuristic stealth tanker aircraft designed to refuel US and allied warplanes at long distances close to combat zones sometime in the 2040s.

May 16, 2024 06:17 AM

VMware Workstation Pro Now Free to Use on Linux & Windows

Enterprise -- OMG! Ubuntu! - VMware has made its professional virtualisation software free to use on Windows, macOS, and Linux - for personal use only, though. For Windows and Linux users that means VMware Workstation Pro 17 is now readily available without cost, while...

May 16, 2024 06:17 AM

Faizul "Piju" 9M2PJU: Linux in the Ham Shack: Enhancing Amateur Radio with Open Source Power

Enterprise -- Planet Ubuntu - The world of amateur radio has always been closely tied to technological innovation, and in recent years, Linux has become an essential tool in the ham shack. From digital modes and logging to software-defined radio (SDR) and satellite...

May 16, 2024 06:13 AM

Exploring Computing Models: Edge Computing vs Fog Computing vs Cloud Computing

Enterprise -- VMblog - By Craig Theriac - There is a growing need for fast, reliable, and efficient computing systems. With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the...

May 16, 2024 06:09 AM

Mozilla Firefox 126 is Now Available to Download

Enterprise -- OMG! Ubuntu! - Mozilla Firefox 126 is now available download, and in-app updates beginning to roll out to existing users on Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android. As Firefox updates go the 126 release is rather light on user-facing goodies, especially versus...

May 16, 2024 06:07 AM

GitHub Hosts Ham Radio

EE -- Hackaday - [Alex R2AUK] has been busy creating version two of a homebrew all-band ham radio transceiver. The unit has a number of features you don't always see in homebrew radios. It covers the 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, and 10 meter bands. The receiver...

May 16, 2024 04:28 AM

Hong Kong is safe from China's Great Firewall-for now

Think -- MIT Technology Review - We finally know the result of a legal case I've been tracking in Hong...

May 16, 2024 03:47 AM

Raspberry Pi is going public to expand its range of tiny computers

Tech -- The Verge - Raspberry Pi prepares for a $630 million IPO.

British minicomputer manufacturer Raspberry Pi has announced plans to file for a UK stock market listing, saying the initial public offering would allow the...

May 16, 2024 02:18 AM

Smartphones Can Now Last 7 Years. Here's How to Keep Them Working.

Tech -- NY Times Technology - Google and Samsung used to update smartphone software for only three years. That has changed.

May 16, 2024 02:17 AM

Visa Reinvents the Card, Unveils New Products for Digital Age

Business Wire -- The way people pay and get paid has changed more in the past five years than in the last 50. Consumers have evolved, adapting to new payment experiences - from the advent of embedded, digital commerce to the rapid adoption of "the tap." Today at the annual...

May 16, 2024 01:54 AM

Visa Reinvents the Card, Unveils New Products for Digital Age

Business Wire -- The way people pay and get paid has changed more in the past five years than in the last 50. Consumers have evolved, adapting to new payment experiences - from the advent of embedded, digital commerce to the rapid adoption of "the tap." Today at the annual...

May 16, 2024 01:53 AM

May 15, 2024

Raspberry Pi's $12 M.2 HAT+ lets you add NVMe storage to a Raspberry Pi 5

Tech -- Liliputing - The Raspberry Pi 5 is the first single-board computer from Raspberry Pi with a PCIe interface that allows you to connect high-speed accessories including storage devices and AI accelerators. But you need an add-on board to actually make use...

May 15, 2024 06:14 AM

May 14, 2024

Threat actors may have exploited a zero-day in older iPhones, Apple warns

Infosec -- Security Affairs - Apple rolled out urgent security updates to address code execution vulnerabilities in iPhones, iPads, and macOS.

Apple released urgent security updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in iPhones, iPads, macOS. The company also...

May 14, 2024 04:59 AM

Squarespace to Go Private in $6.9 Billion Deal

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Squarespace is going private in a $6.9 billion deal with private equity firm Permira.

Subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close by the fourth quarter, Squarespace said in...

May 14, 2024 04:54 AM

Google may eventually let you use Android phones as ChromeOS computers

Tech -- Liliputing - You can already run Android apps on most Chromebooks, thanks to an optional feature that basically installed Google's mobile operating system as a subsystem of Google's laptop and desktop OS. Soon you may also be able to run ChromeOS on Android...

May 14, 2024 04:40 AM

Denon adds Siri to its smart speakers

Tech -- The Verge - Denon Home smart speakers now support Apple's Siri voice assistant.

Way back in 2021, Ecobee's thermostats became the first non-Apple device to integrate Siri voice control into its hardware, following Apple's making the...

May 14, 2024 04:34 AM

Tiny satellites can provide significant information about space

Life -- Phys.org - CubeSats are satellites constructed of cubic units, or U, a bit smaller than a square tissue box, or about 10 centimeters (about 4 inches) on each side. (A 2U CubeSat, for instance, is about the size of a rectangular tissue box.) Initially...

May 14, 2024 04:30 AM

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Runs Brilliantly on the Raspberry Pi 5

Enterprise -- OMG! Ubuntu! - The recent Ubuntu 24.04 LTS release has garnered plenty of praise for its great performance on Intel/AMD hardware, both does the latest version runs as well on the ARM-based Raspberry Pi? I'm pleased to say it does. Ubuntu 24.04 LTS for...

May 14, 2024 03:06 AM

IRCB S73-7 Satellite Found After Going Untracked For 25 Years

EE -- Hackaday - When the United States launched the KH-9 Hexagon spy satellite into orbit atop a Titan IIID rocket in 1974, it brought a calibration target along for the ride: the Infra-Red Calibration Balloon (IRCB) S73-7. This 66 cm (26 inch) diameter inflatable...

May 14, 2024 03:04 AM

How to fly with your dog when money is no object

Media -- Fox - Tech - Imagine you're about to zip up your suitcase for a much-awaited vacation, and there's your four-legged companion gazing up at you with those soulful eyes. The thought of leaving them behind tugs at your heartstrings, especially when the only...

May 14, 2024 03:00 AM

The new iPad Pro looks like a winner

Tech -- The Verge - Hi, friends! Welcome to Installer No. 37, your guide to the best and Verge-iest stuff in the world. (If you're new here, welcome, send me links, and also, you can read all the old editions at the...

May 14, 2024 02:55 AM

May 11, 2024

Here are the top five Android 15 features I love the most

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - With Android 15 due later this year, I've been trying out the beta for weeks now. These are the features I'm most excited about.

May 11, 2024 07:20 AM

GitHub Enables Dependabot via GitHub Actions, Improves Supply Chain Security

Enterprise -- InfoQ - GitHub has released two features to improve the security and resilience of repositories. The first feature allows Dependabot to run as a GitHub Actions workflow using hosted and self-hosted runners. The second release introduces the public beta...

May 11, 2024 07:16 AM

Red Hat Summit 2024: The biggest news in AI, containers and more

Enterprise -- CRN - Updates on Lightspeed, OpenShift AI and Nvidia partnership.

May 11, 2024 07:16 AM

SpaceX Breaks NASA Shuttle's Launch Record

Tech -- ExtremeTech - SpaceX has now completed 83 Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launches from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center.

May 11, 2024 06:53 AM

May 08, 2024

Most Tinyproxy Instances are potentially vulnerable to flaw CVE-2023-49606

Infosec -- Security Affairs - A critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability in the Tinyproxy service potentially impacted 50,000 Internet-Exposing hosts.

Researchers from Cisco Talos reported a use-after-free vulnerability in the HTTP Connection Headers parsing...

May 08, 2024 06:41 PM

Hackers Exploiting LiteSpeed Cache Bug to Gain Full Control of WordPress Sites

Infosec -- The Hacker News - A high-severity flaw impacting the LiteSpeed Cache plugin for WordPress is being actively exploited by threat actors to create rogue admin accounts on susceptible websites.

The findings come from WPScan, which said that the vulnerability...

May 08, 2024 06:40 PM

New Attack on VPNs

Infosec -- Schneier on Security - This attack has been feasible for over two decades:

Researchers have devised an attack against nearly all virtual private network applications that forces them to send and receive some or all traffic outside of the encrypted tunnel...

May 08, 2024 06:34 AM

The iPad Air is now heavier than the iPad Pro

Tech -- The Verge - Also, this is barely purple.

When I see the word Air attached to an Apple product, I assume two things: it's going to be thin and light. You can't really assume that with the just-announced iPad Airs. For one, both the 11-inch...

May 08, 2024 06:30 AM

The new iPads are ditching physical SIM cards

Tech -- The Verge - Not a SIM tray in sight on the new iPad Pro.

Apple giveth OLED screens, and Apple taketh away... SIM cards. As spotted by 9to5Mac, Apple has removed the physical SIM slot on the cellular versions of the...

May 08, 2024 06:29 AM

Apple introduces M4 chip

Business Wire -- Apple(r) today announced M4, the latest chip delivering phenomenal performance to the all-new iPad Pro(r). Built using second-generation 3-nanometer technology, M4 is a system on a chip (SoC) that advances the industry-leading power efficiency of Apple...

May 08, 2024 06:12 AM