Leadership tips we can all use

Victoria MacLennan. 03 August 2022, 8:47 pm Last week I was invited to speak to a Brown Bag Lunch event of a large Government department. The topic they asked me to speak on was practical tips for moving from a “hands on tools” role into a leadership one. Here is a summary of my presentation. […]

Post-quantum encryption contender is taken out by single-core PC and 1 hour

Getty Images reader comments 31 with 27 posters participating Share this story In the US government’s ongoing campaign to protect data in the age of quantum computers, a new and powerful attack that used a single traditional computer to completely break a fourth-round candidate highlights the risks involved in standardizing the next generation of encryption […]

The Download: US-built EV batteries, and California’s monkeypox emergency

The news: The US Senate Democrats released a bill last week that could significantly cut the country’s carbon emissions. One of the bill’s key components is an extension of electric vehicle tax credits, which are designed to help push adoption of EVs by giving buyers $7,500 credit towards purchasing a qualifying new electric vehicle, or […]

EV tax credits could stall out on lack of US battery supply

However, he adds, the timelines are “hugely ambitious,” and the bill is “basically setting targets that people may be unable to meet.” Last week, E&E News reported that climate activists are already worried about whether carmakers will be able to satisfy the new requirements. Battery manufacturing is growing in the US and Europe, and leading […]

Ukraine’s tech workers soldier on

Peter Griffin, Editor. 02 August 2022, 10:35 am Imagine you are at your desk one day working on some software code when your Slack channel starts pinging with incoming messages. Rather than the usual technical chatter, the message gathering excited replies is different – the Russians have invaded, and it’s time to move to emergency […]

Charter loses home Internet customers, blames end of COVID subsidy program

Enlarge / Charter CEO Tom Rutledge speaks during The New York Times DealBook conference in New York on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. reader comments 13 with 12 posters participating Share this story The two largest home Internet providers in the US both lost subscribers in the second quarter of 2022. On Friday, Charter Communications reported […]

No code, no problem—we try to beat an AI at its own game with new tools

Enlarge / Is our machine learning yet? reader comments 2 with 2 posters participating Share this story Over the past year, machine learning and artificial intelligence technology have made significant strides. Specialized algorithms, including OpenAI’s DALL-E, have demonstrated the ability to generate images based on text prompts with increasing canniness. Natural language processing (NLP) systems […]

The Download: fighting fires and the chip industry’s bill boost

The must-reads I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 Chipmakers are already scrapping for the $52 billion CHIPS fundingWhile the cash is a welcome boost to the industry, the struggle is far from over. (FT $) 2 The software that manages organ transplants is dangerously outdatedExasperated transplant doctors […]

ITP news in brief Monday August 1st

Victoria MacLennan. 01 August 2022, 11:21 pm Kia ora koutou ITP Members and supporters. It’s August already, hasn’t this year flown by! As you will have realised by now I spend about half of my time on digital skills – closing the digital divide, growing the capability of our industry, future proofing the education system, […]