Woodstock Wire: Tech Tickler

May 25, 2020

Samsung launches Galaxy S20 Tactical Edition for Department of Defense

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - The move highlights how Samsung is pushing its devices into more industry use cases.

May 25, 2020 12:13 AM

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 makes Americans happier than iPhone 11

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - The new American Customer Satisfaction Index offers some bracing results.

May 25, 2020 12:12 AM

May 24, 2020

Astronauts arriving for NASA's 1st home launch in decade

ABC - Technology -- The two astronauts who will end a nine-year launch drought for NASA are on their way to Kennedy Space Center, exactly one week before their historic...

May 24, 2020 11:46 PM

NASA Telescope Named For 'Mother of Hubble' Nancy Grace Roman

Military -- NASA - NASA is naming its next-generation space telescope currently under development, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), in...

May 24, 2020 11:23 PM

All the cool Windows 10 features Microsoft announced at its Build conference

Media -- The Next Web - Microsoft hosted its first virtual Build conference for developers last night. The company announced a bunch of new stuff including...

May 24, 2020 09:37 PM

Latest AI tech may soon identify lung lesions caused by Covid-19 in minutes

Enterprise -- Silicon Republic - When it comes to the treatment of Covid-19 - a disease we are only even beginning to understand - time is of the essence....

May 24, 2020 08:14 PM

May 22, 2020

Microsoft releases Windows Terminal 1.0 and PowerToys 0.18

Tech -- Liliputing - The Windows Terminal app is exiting beta, almost a year after the first public preview was released. The all-in-one command line...

May 22, 2020 06:11 PM

Microsoft launches Project Bonsai, its new machine teaching service for building autonomous systems

Tech -- TechCrunch - At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced that Project Bonsai, its new machine teaching service, is now in...

May 22, 2020 05:52 PM

Microsoft builds OpenAI's 'dream system,' an Azure supercomputer that ranks among top 5 in the world

Tech -- GeekWire - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman at the Microsoft campus last year, when the companies announced their partnership...

May 22, 2020 05:42 PM

Microsoft enables Teams app development in Visual Studio, enlisting support for Slack battle

Tech -- GeekWire - Microsoft ImageMicrosoft is giving software developers the option to build apps for Teams in its Visual Studio development environment...

May 22, 2020 05:41 PM

T-Mobile, Intel, NASA unveil 5G Open Innovation Lab in Seattle to help startups tap potential of 5G

Tech -- GeekWire - The inaugural cohort of the new 5G Open Innovation Lab, before social distancing. (5G OI Lab Photo)A new program led by T-Mobile,...

May 22, 2020 05:37 PM

36M Americans have filed for unemployment, but (some) tech firms are still hiring

Tech -- TechCrunch - Last week, U.S. unemployment claims hit 36 million over a two-month period. The results of pandemic-led closures have been devastating...

May 22, 2020 05:20 PM

May 21, 2020

Google's Pixel 4a is reportedly abandoning squeeze-based Assistant activation

Media -- The Next Web - Pixel 4a leaks have been coming non-stop as the phone approaches launch date. Though the phone looks set to offer much of the...

May 21, 2020 10:14 PM

Grafana Labs Update Aims to Simplify Observability

Enterprise -- DevOps.com - Grafana Labs today released an update to the open source Grafana project that adds a viewer that simplifies tracking the path of...

May 21, 2020 10:03 PM

Is AI Heading for Another Winter or Do We Now Have AI Clarity?

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - There is a lot of confusion around artificial intelligence (AI) - what it is and isn't, how it works, what works and what doesn't,...

May 21, 2020 09:44 PM

7 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Reinventing Human Resources

Web Marketing -- CMS Wire - Artificial Intelligence (AI) integration into human resources (HR) practices will make organizations better because these applications...

May 21, 2020 08:22 PM

Microsoft: we were wrong about open source

Tech -- The Verge - Microsoft has admitted it was wrong about open source, after the company battled it and Linux for years at the height of its desktop...

May 21, 2020 07:03 PM

May 18, 2020

NASA launches guide to Lunar etiquette now that private operators will share the Moon with governments

Enterprise -- The Register - Old treaties don't mention space mining and a new one could take forever the sign off. Enter the new 'Artemis Accords'

NASA has...

May 18, 2020 04:23 PM

TT Electronics launches IOT OUT OF THE BOX', a new asset monitoring platform kit built in collaboration with Wittra Sweden AB, a developer of asset monitoring and positioning for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Media -- Electronics Maker - IOT OUT OF THE BOX by Wittra, powered by TT Electronics brings together the expert engineering, design and manufacturing...

May 18, 2020 03:48 PM

Chromebooks expanding presence in notebook market

Media -- DIGITIMES - Demand for Chromebooks has expanded from the education sector to the enterprise and consumer sectors, and the penetration may lead...

May 18, 2020 03:47 PM

Raspberry Pi coding competition winners announced

Media -- New Electronics - The national school Raspberry Pi coding competition winners have been announced by PA Consulting.

May 18, 2020 03:40 PM

I'm cooped up with my iPad Pro and a Magic Keyboard. Here's what I've learned

FastCompany -- Apple's ambitious, pricey keyboard case is unlike any that came before it-and cries out for the whole iPad Pro experience to get more productity-minded.


May 18, 2020 05:15 AM

AmateurLogic 143: N5BOC Hotspot, Huskylens, Squelch Tapping

Tech -- AmateurLogic.TV - AmateurLogic.TV Episode 143 is now available for download.

Ray Novak, N9JA joins us for the latest information on the Icom...

May 18, 2020 05:07 AM

Nancy Grace Roman: The Mother of Hubble

Life -- NASA Image of the day - Nancy Grace Roman (1925-2018), NASA's first chief astronomer, is known as the 'Mother of Hubble.'

May 18, 2020 04:25 AM

Google Pixel 4a could one-up iPhone SE with $349 starting price for 128GB model

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - The leaks are continuing to flow in about Google's upcoming mid-range phone, the Pixel 4a. We've previously reported that according...

May 18, 2020 04:20 AM

I installed PlayOnLinux on my Chromebook so you don't have to

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - As we dive deeper into the capabilities of Linux on Chrome OS, I would be remiss if I didn't spend some time experimenting...

May 18, 2020 04:19 AM

Vint Cerf on COVID-19's Impact on the Future of Internet

Slashdot -- Vint Cerf on the great many lessons that the coronavirus crises has taught us about infrastructure writ large: More directly associated with...

May 18, 2020 03:02 AM

8 interesting Apple acquisitions from the last decade

Enterprise -- Silicon Republic - Over the years, Apple has made countless acquisitions. Some of these have been quite high profile, such as its purchase of...

May 18, 2020 02:40 AM

A cool featured of ExpiredDomains.net

Domains -- Domain Name Wire - Kassey Lee explains a neat feature of ExpiredDomains.net for finding domain deals.

I collect China-related domains. Recently...

May 18, 2020 02:28 AM

Which iPad Pro Keyboard Should You Buy?

Life -- Lifehacker - If you've been itching to make the jump to getting some of your work done on an iPad Pro, it might be tricky to pick out which...

May 18, 2020 01:09 AM

Trump adds another year to Huawei/ZTE ban

Tech -- TechCrunch - Donald Trump this week signed an extension of last year's national emergency declaration aimed at barring commercial trade with...

May 18, 2020 12:53 AM

Slack's redesigned mobile apps are more intuitive, less likely to make your bang head against wall

Tech -- Mashable - Slack is a great app - I use it every day as my primary means of business communication, and I love its design, responsiveness, and...

May 18, 2020 12:06 AM

May 17, 2020

Work From Home Becoming a Permanent Thing

Enterprise -- Channelnomics - Technology companies embracing and expecting remote employees becoming the...

May 17, 2020 01:29 AM

Apple's phased return to offices has begun in some regions

Enterprise -- Silicon Republic - According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning to bring employees back to the office in the near future, while other...

May 17, 2020 01:28 AM

How NASA's Future Rovers Might Escape Alien Sand Traps

Tech -- NY Times Technology - A choreography of swimming, walking and rolling could help future rovers avoid getting stuck in loose soil on the moon...

May 17, 2020 12:28 AM

PWAs are getting a big productivity update in Chrome for Android

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - If you've been around here for any amount of time, you know I have an affinity for a well-made PWA (progressive web app). ...

May 17, 2020 12:26 AM

TIL: Dell has a sweet new Chrome OS wireless keyboard

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Chrome OS is finally getting some attention from the makers of peripherals and accessories. While most keyboards, mice, trackpads...

May 17, 2020 12:17 AM

Amazon Unveils New Fire HD 8 Tablet With Faster Processor, USB-C

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Google repeatedly bungled its attempts to make Android tablets a viable product category, but Amazon has slowly but surely grown...

May 17, 2020 12:16 AM

How to disable the Bixby button

Tech -- Digital Trends - Samsung's Bixby assistant button can be disabled or even reassigned to open another app. Here's how to do it.

May 17, 2020 12:07 AM

May 16, 2020

18-ton section of Chinese rocket crash lands following uncontrolled reentry

Think -- Big Think - China's Long March 5 rocket core has landed safely in the Atlantic Ocean following an uncontrolled entry. Most of the time, returning...

May 16, 2020 11:08 PM

The brain behind the Google Pixel's amazing camera has left the company

Media -- The Next Web - Unlike Huawei, Samsung, and Apple, Google's Pixel phones have historically had some of the best cameras on the market despite...

May 16, 2020 10:49 PM

May 15, 2020

Google removed 813 creepware apps from the Android Play Store

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - The applications were discovered with a new algorithm called CreepRank, developed by a team of academics.

May 15, 2020 04:28 AM

Atlassian acquires help desk startup Halp to go after Slack users

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Atlassian Corp. PLC has acquired Halp Inc., a venture-backed startup with a cloud service that allows enterprise help desk teams...

May 15, 2020 04:23 AM

May 14, 2020

Logitech Sales Rise Nearly 14% on Higher Demand Amid Work From Home Activity

U.S. News -- Logitech International reported on Tuesday an increase of 13.6% in its sales for the fourth quarter, as the computer peripherals...

May 14, 2020 05:42 PM

A Much Smarter Edge for IoT

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - The internet of things has been touted for several years as the answer to many challenges. Connected IoT devices can improve...

May 14, 2020 04:32 PM

Hackintosh: Choose your microprocessor

Aspencore -- EDN - The other day, I tried to figure out which of the HP systems I'd collected in recent months, originally intended for my ongoing Hackintosh...

May 14, 2020 04:30 PM

A 2024 Moon landing may sound crazy, but NASA is giving its best shot

Ars Technica -- Analysis: Space agency chief is making smart decisions about the lunar program.

May 14, 2020 02:36 PM

The Perils of Groupthink

Aspencore -- EETimes - Seriously Skeptical For the last five years I have been researching "self-driving" as it applies to the mass-market automotive industry....

May 14, 2020 02:31 PM

May 13, 2020

Yes, the Lenovo Chromebook Duet will run Linux apps

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - We've had the Lenovo Chromebook Duet here in the office for a few days now. There will be a review forthcoming but an email...

May 13, 2020 03:25 AM

COVID-19 is accelerating the pace of automation and the need for UBI

Think -- Big Think - The coronavirus crisis has acted as a catalyst for two powerful transformative forces: automation and universal basic income. These...

May 13, 2020 02:44 AM