Twitter deal leaves Elon Musk with no easy way out

Chris Delmas/Getty Images reader comments 192 with 90 posters participating Share this story Since the financial crisis, corporate lawyers have aspired to build the ultimate ironclad merger contract that keeps buyers with cold feet from backing out. The “bulletproof” modern deal agreement now faces one of its biggest tests, as Elon Musk, the Tesla boss […]

How we learned to break down barriers to machine learning

reader comments 11 with 10 posters participating Share this story Dr. Sephus discusses breaking down barriers to machine learning at Ars Frontiers 2022. Click here for transcript. Welcome to the week after Ars Frontiers! This article is the first in a short series of pieces that will recap each of the day’s talks for the […]

5G private networks enable business everywhere

The manufacturing industry is exploring 5G technology at an accelerated pace, largely to enable AI-driven use cases such as closed-loop manufacturing, adaptive manufacturing, predictive analytics for maintenance, and extended reality (XR)-based worker training and safety, says Jagadeesh Dantuluri, general manager for private and dedicated networks at Keysight Technologies. “It’s not about a static assembly line […]

Why China is still obsessed with disinfecting everything

As China grapples with its biggest-ever spike of covid cases, the government’s decision to keep pushing the narrative that surfaces pose a significant infection risk means time and money are being poured into the wrong things during a crisis, scientists say. Measures to stop airborne transmission are far more effective.  The policy of prioritizing disinfection […]

2 vulnerabilities with 9.8 severity ratings are under exploit. A 3rd looms

Getty Images reader comments 10 with 9 posters participating, including story author Share this story Malicious hackers, some believed to be state-backed, are actively exploiting two unrelated vulnerabilities—both with severity ratings of 9.8 out of a possible 10—in hopes of infecting sensitive enterprise networks with backdoors, botnet software, and other forms of malware. The ongoing […]

From climate change to conservation – AI can help, but we have work to do

Peter Griffin, Editor. 19 May 2022, 10:38 am Filling data gaps and overcoming siloed research efforts will be key to getting the most out of artificial intelligence for better environmental sustainability, a new report from the AI Forum suggest. The report examined 60 environment-related AI projects underway in New Zealand, the bulk of which involved […]

New Bluetooth hack can unlock your Tesla—and all kinds of other devices

Getty Images reader comments 100 with 64 posters participating, including story author Share this story When you use your phone to unlock a Tesla, the device and the car use Bluetooth signals to measure their proximity to each other. Move close to the car with the phone in hand, and the door automatically unlocks. Move […]

The Download: A baby formula crisis, and the hunt to improve solar panels

Unfortunately, it was far from straightforward, reflecting just how volatile the NFT market is these days, and reinforcing his belief that money is weird now. Read the full story. The must-reads I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 The risk of starvation is growing sharply in poorer countriesMuch […]

I tried to buy an Olive Garden NFT. All I got was heartburn.

I wanted to plunk down my $20, but OpenSea didn’t accept credit cards. I would need to buy some of the cryptocurrency Ether to complete the transaction. Okay! I’m game. Ether in hand (or wallet, more precisely), I went back to OpenSea and tried to make a purchase. Except by the time I was ready, […]