Category: News

Bixby users. Yes, both of you! Samsung’s unloved voice assistant now works with its unloved DeX desktop mode

Has anyone really ever seen someone else use either of these in the wild? Samsung hasn’t given up on Bixby. No, the South Korean electronics giant has confirmed a major update to its voice assistant platform, introducing support for the DeX desktop computing mode while taking design cues from Apple’s latest Siri refresh.… …read more…

Exhaust Fan-Equipped Reflow Oven Cools PCBs Quickly

With reflow soldering, sometimes close is good enough. At the end of the day, the home gamer really just needs a hot plate or an old toaster oven and a calibrated Mark I eyeball to get decent results. This exhaust fan-equipped reflow oven is an attempt to take control of what’s perhaps the more challenging…

How a nightmare wormable, wireless, automatic hijack-a-nearby-iPhone security flaw was found and fixed

You’re probably all patched by now, which is just as well A Google security guru has published details of a critical hole in Apple’s iOS that can be exploited by miscreants to hijack strangers’ iPhones over the air without any user interaction.… …read more Source:: Register

Apple redesigns accessibility site to showcase tips for vision, hearing and other areas – CNET

The revamp is meant to make it easier for people to find out how to customize their devices with Apple features like Back Tap. …read more Source:: CNet

.org owner Internet Society puts its money where its mouth is with additional IETF funding

Has the TLD debacle forced ISOC back to its roots? Maybe The Internet Society has agreed to place the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) on a firmer footing with a six-year funding commitment.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

AWS has just shown its new hybrid cloud ambitions make it an even broader threat

While also making it harder to label dedicated and skilled sysadmins as recalcitrant box-huggers COMMENT Amazon Web Services poured out a deluge of news yesterday, but the most significant announcement could be an unusual and, I think, very significant hybrid cloud play with a set of new applainces.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Singapore Becomes First Country To Approve Lab-Grown Meat

Singapore has granted San Francisco start-up Eat Just Inc. regulatory approval to sell its laboratory-grown chicken in the city-state — the world’s first government to allow the sale of cultured meat. CNN reports: The product, created from cultured chicken cells, has been approved as an ingredient in chicken bites following Singapore Food Agency (SFA) approval,…

How do you fund and execute the technology operating model of the future?

Here’s how to prepare your business for the next big disruption Promo The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has painfully illustrated how the ability of organizations to respond to disruption is determined by their ability to reconfigure their business and supporting technology operating models rapidly, successively and at scale.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Hot Wire Foam Cutter Does Circles, Too

Foam is all kinds of useful, but trying to cut it with scissors or a serrated plastic knife is usually an exercise in futility. What you really need is a hot wire for nice clean cuts. [Elite Worm] built a hot wire foam cutter that can cut any type of foam with ease, be it…

Robot drills hole on Moon, employs robot arm to clean up mess to bring home

We’re talking about China’s Chang’e 5 lunar sample return mission, which has accomplished one of its main jobs China has released video of its Chang’e 5 probe successfully … erm … probing the moon.… …read more Source:: TheRegister