What Europe’s new covid surge means—and what it doesn’t

“We need a combination of measures,” said Spector, who runs the ZOE Covid study at King’s College London. “How high we want those rates to be is determined by our complacency and our relaxation to some of the rules we had in place that last year I thought were over the top, and now this […]

Capitalizing on the data economy

Hidden within these vast volumes of data are insights into consumer behavior, emerging market trends, even predictors of the future. For organizations, the goal is to make sense out of this rapidly increasing amount of data and find innovative ways to derive sustainable value from it, all while efficiently managing consumption of the cloud services […]

Digital transformation is changing banking from the inside out

Companies across all industries are faced with the urgent need to transform the way they do business, including financial services, but changes abound with governance, security, and culture. A shift in mindset and perspective away from “the way things have always been done” is key to a successful digital transformation and to providing the frictionless […]

Reimagining public records validation using blockchain in Riverside County

Thank you for joining us on “The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to cloud clarity.” We hope you enjoy this article. This white paper discusses how blockchain technology can transform public records management. A cloud-based platform to seamlessly authenticate digital records can save costs, create faster turnaround time, and enhance customer service. Source: MIT Technology […]

Securing your digital life, part three: How smartphones make us vulnerable

Enlarge / In this story, we’re going to learn about “pig butchering.” Aurich Lawson / Getty Images reader comments 4 with 4 posters participating Share this story Securing your digital life View more stories There are, by some estimates, more smart phones on this planet than human beings to use them. People who have never […]

China’s burned-out tech workers are fighting back against long hours

Tracking hours  Working Time started with a spreadsheet shared on Tencent Docs, China’s version of Google Docs. Shortly after it was posted, it was populated with entries attributed to companies such as Alibaba, the Chinese-language internet search provider Baidu, and e-commerce company JD.com.   “9 a.m., 10:30 p.m.–11:00 p.m., six days a week, managers usually go home after midnight,” read one entry linked with tech giant Huawei.  […]

Starlink’s new Dishy McFlatface is smaller and lighter, still costs $499

Enlarge / The new version of Dishy McFlatface. reader comments 55 with 34 posters participating, including story author Share this story Starlink has replaced its user terminal with a new model that’s smaller and cheaper to produce, and the company updated the Wi-Fi router that ships in hardware kits sent to new subscribers. The $499 […]

Griffin on Tech: The Weta effect

Peter Griffin, Editor. 12 November 2021, 3:49 pm Your average Kiwi probably doesn’t think of Weta Digital as a software company. Its name scrolls past in the closing credits of Hollywood blockbusters, which I often hang around in the empty Embassy Theatre on a regular basis to watch, to see if I can spot the […]