Category: News

ADHA’s work to get off fax progressing with standards agreed on

The agency responsible for oversight of My Health Record is looking to move the industry onto more modern ways of communicating. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Incredible images show huge dust storm blanketing Australian towns – CNET

An immense wave of red dust engulfed regional Australian towns, turning day to night almost instantly. …read more Source:: CNet

Opera Accused of Offering Predatory Loans Through Android apps

“It’s no secret that Opera isn’t doing so well in the era of Chrome dominance,” reports Android Police. “According to a report published by Hindenburg Research, the company’s losses in browser revenue have apparently led it to create multiple loan apps with short payment windows and interest rates of ~365-876%, which are in violation of…

RasterCarve Converts Images to CNC

CNC machines are an essential part of the hacker’s toolset. These computer-controlled cutters of wood, metal and other materials can translate a design into a prototype in short order, making the process of iterating a project much easier. However, the software to create these designs can be expensive, so [Franklin Wei] decided to write his…

Samsung retains CEOs in annual reshuffle

The annual changes were finally revealed after being pushed back because of the criminal trials faced by its de facto leader. …read more Source:: ZDNet

China’s coronavirus outbreak: Everything we know about the deadly new virus – CNET

A novel virus has infected almost 200 people and caused three deaths. Here’s everything we know about the mysterious new disease. …read more Source:: CNet

Do Engineering Managers Need To Be ‘Technical’?

Will Larson has been an engineering leader at Digg, Uber, and Stripe, and last May published the book An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management. Recently he wrote a thoughtful essay asking, “Do engineering managers need to be technical?” exploring the industry’s current thinking and arriving at a surprisingly thoughtful conclusion: Around 2010, with Google…

Reliance Jio added 90 million subscribers during 2019 to sit at 370 million

Reliance digital services segment sees revenue and EBITDA increase by more than a third for Q3. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Hackaday Links: January 19, 2020

We’ve seen some interesting pitches in personal ads before, but this one takes the cake. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is looking for a date to go along with him on his paid trip to the Moon, with the hope of finding a life partner. Maezawa is slated to be SpaceX’s first commercial lunar flyby customer,…

71-Year-Old William Gibson Explores ‘Existing Level of Weirdness’ For New Dystopian SciFi Novel

71-year-old science fiction author William Gibson coined the word “cyberspace” in his 1984 novel Neuromancer. 36 years later he’s back with an even more dystopian future in his new novel Agency. But in a surprisingly candid interview in the Daily Beast, Gibson says he prefers watching emerging new technologies first because “To use it is…