Awful transaction and timing: AT&T finally ditches DirecTV

reader comments 99 with 78 posters participating Share this story AT&T has completed its spinoff of DirecTV after six years of mismanagement in which nearly 10 million customers ditched the company’s pay-TV services. AT&T bought DirecTV for $49 billion ($67 billion including debt) in July 2015 even though DirecTV and other traditional TV services were […]

Trusted platform module security defeated in 30 minutes, no soldering required

Getty Images reader comments 117 with 84 posters participating, including story author Share this story Let’s say you’re a large company that has just shipped an employee a brand-new replacement laptop. And let’s say it comes preconfigured to use all the latest, best security practices, including full-disk encryption using a trusted platform module, password-protected BIOS […]

The voices of women in tech are still being erased

And it is still the case that when we hear a woman’s voice as part of a tech product, we might not know who she is, whether she is even real, and if so, whether she consented to have her voice used in that way. Many TikTok users assumed that the text-to-speech voice they heard […]

New WireGuardNT shatters throughput ceilings on Windows

Enlarge / Forget bendable mobile phones—we’re holding out for working mobile phone plushies. reader comments 53 with 42 posters participating, including story author Share this story The WireGuard VPN project announced a major milestone for its Windows users today—an all-new, kernel-mode implementation of the VPN protocol called WireGuardNT. The new implementation allows for massively improved throughput […]

Women’s Leadership Symposium – STEM sector attendance grants available

Peter Griffin, contributor. 03 August 2021, 10:10 am Entrepreneur Theresa Gattung, journalist Alison Mau and the director-general of the Security Intelligence Service, Rebecca Kitteridge, will headline the Women’s Leadership Symposium in Auckland next month. The organisers of the 2-day Auckland event scheduled for September 1-2, Women & Leadership New Zealand, is also offering partial attendance […]

These are all the connections in a bit of mouse brain the size of a grain of sand

Previous wiring diagrams, as the images are known, have mapped “connectomes” for the fruit fly and human brains. One reason MICrONS has been so well received is that the data set has the potential to improve scientist’s understanding of the brain and possibly help them treat brain disorders. Venkatesh Murthy, a professor of molecular and […]