Crypto revolution – Ukraine amasses over US$100 million in crypto donations

Peter Griffin, Editor. 12 April 2022, 10:39 am As New Zealand commits $30 million in aid to Ukraine and our military personnel head to Europe to offer non-combat assistance, the embattled country is also drawing support from cryptocurrency owners. According to, which monitors activity across the world’s major cryptocurrency trading platforms, Ukraine has received […]

The Download: Inside the fierce, messy fight over “healthy” sugar tech

The must-reads I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 The US might be in the middle of a covid wave right nowWithout even realizing, due to a lack of testing. (Bloomberg $)+ Infections keep rising and rising in Shanghai, despite a local lockdown. (SCMP)+ Residents trapped indoors are […]

Inside the fierce, messy fight over “healthy” sugar tech

Tagatose, a “rare sugar”, is nearly as sweet as table sugar but has around half the calories.PUBCHEM Before that e-mail, Rogers had proposed splitting CFB, leaving Zhang his sci-fi bio-battery and sugar-to-hydrogen concepts, while Rogers would commercialize the nearer-term rare sugars. Zhang dismissed the idea, and to no one’s surprise, he did not renew Rogers’s […]

Monday news in brief (11 April 2022)

Victoria MacLennan. 11 April 2022, 7:59 pm Kia ora koutou ITP members and supporters. Monday’s ITP news is a brief wrap of interesting things across the digital technology community. Webinar Series reboot – Give us your feedback. We want to hear from you! During lockdown ITP ran a webinar series which was well attended and […]

Trend says hackers have weaponized SpringShell to install Mirai malware

Getty Images reader comments 5 with 5 posters participating Share this story Researchers on Friday said that hackers are exploiting the recently discovered SpringShell vulnerability to successfully infect vulnerable Internet of Things devices with Mirai, an open source piece of malware that wrangles routers and other network-connected devices into sprawling botnets. When SpringShell (also known […]

AI Integration Across Industries

Kavitha Prasad, VP & GM, Datacenter, AI and Cloud Execution and Strategy, Intel Corporation Kavitha Prasad leads the team responsible for developing Intel’s strategy for next-generation data center solutions, cloud architecture solutions, and deployment systems. She also leads Intel’s overall AI strategy and execution efforts. Kavitha re-joined Intel in 2021 and has held several engineering […]

How AI Is Powering the Future of Financial Services

Sameena Shah, Managing Director, J.P.Morgan AI Research, JPMorgan Chase Sameena Shah is a Managing Director, Artificial Intelligence Research in Digital & Platform Services, where she and the team work across the firm to create Artificial Intelligence technologies for business transformation and growth. She is a highly accomplished leader with over 20 years of educational and […]

The Download: How a Zambian morgue is exposing the real covid toll in Africa

The must-reads I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 A new study upends everything we know about particle physicsA particle called the W boson is much heavier than previously thought. (Quanta)+ Physicists are stressed out by it. (CNET) 2 The war in Ukraine has spread to Google MapsAfter Putin invaded, some […]

How a Zambian morgue is exposing the real covid toll in Africa

Still, as a rare attempt to probe Africa’s death toll with clinical data, the BU team’s work has had a significant impact, outside experts say. Before its first paper, says Watson, who’s worked on several studies related to covid-19 in low-income settings, there was a “fairly equal balance” within academia between those who believed there […]

Ransomware sent North Carolina A&T University scrambling to restore services

reader comments 8 with 8 posters participating Share this story North Carolina A&T State University, the largest historically black college in the US, University was recently struck by a ransomware Group called ALPHV, sending university staff into a scramble to restore services last month. “It’s affecting a lot of my classes, especially since I do […]