Month: August 2021

Apple, Google app stores face new regulation as South Korea readies payment law – CNET

South Korea is poised to become the first country to clamp down on how mobile app stores. Others are planning to follow. …read more Source:: CNet

Satellites Spot Oceans Aglow With Trillions of Organisms

A new generation of detectors let scientists identify a dozen large episodes of bioluminescence, one a hundred times larger than Manhattan — and that’s the smallest. From a report: The ocean has always glowed. The Greeks and Romans knew of luminous sea creatures as well as the more general phenomenon of seawater that can light…

US officials, experts fear China ransacked Exchange servers for data to train AI systems

Plus: T-Mobile US apologizes, security holes found in medical pumps, and more In brief The massive attack on Microsoft Exchange servers in March may have been China harvesting information to train AI systems, according to US government officials and computer-security experts who talked to NPR.… …read more Source:: Register

Complex designs could delay the next Apple Watch – CNET

Manufacturing of Apple’s next smart watch has reportedly been halted due to issues fitting all of the new components together. …read more Source:: CNet

Calculate Like It’s 1989 With This HP15C Emulator

Back in the day, your choice of calculator said a lot about your chops, and nothing made a stronger statement than the legendary Hewlett-Packard Voyager series of programmable calculators. From the landscape layout to the cryptic keycaps to the Reverse Polish Notation, everything about these calculators spoke to a seriousness of purpose. Sadly, these calculators…

LinkedIn is Shutting Down Stories

LinkedIn is telling advertisers to prepare for the end of its short-lived experiment with Stories, after the ephemeral videos failed to catch on among the professional social media set. of this story at Slashdot. …read more Source:: Slashdot

Report finds skills gap in cloud, security, storage IT intensified by pandemic

Pluralsight study also found that most remote employees’ confidence to do their current jobs was down 13% from a year ago as office adjustments were made. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Apple’s satellite iPhone 13 connectivity will reportedly be just for emergencies – CNET

You’ll supposedly be able to text an emergency contact or report the details of an accident. …read more Source:: CNet

Happier Than Ever might be the best way to see Billie Eilish – CNET

Review: In lieu of live performances canceled due to the pandemic, the Disney Plus film feels like the best way to experience Eilish’s new album. …read more Source:: CNet

Google Delays Mandatory Office Return To 2022 on Covid Surge

Google pushed back the date when its employees must return to the office until after Jan. 10, citing uncertainty related to the pandemic amid a resurgence of Covid-19 cases in various countries around the world. From a report: It will be optional for Google’s staffers to work on campus until at least Jan. 10, Alphabet…