The Download: Unhelpful chore apps, and bitcoin’s plummeting value

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology. Chore apps were meant to make mothers’ lives easier. They often don’t. A few years ago, Jamie Gravell needed help. She was working full time while finishing her dissertation, her son had just […]

Chore apps were meant to make mothers’ lives easier. They often don’t.

To support MIT Technology Review’s journalism, please consider becoming a subscriber. Some apps mimic enterprise software. Michael Perry, founder of the app Maple, says his apps—inspired by workplace tools like Slack and Trello—put tasks in a “dumping ground” where family members can choose them via chat, without needing one person to delegate. Other approaches take […]

Tech boot camps to beat the talent shortage

Peter Griffin, Editor. 10 May 2022, 9:42 am Auckland University of Technology and the Institute of Data have joined forces to offer boot camps in software engineering, data science and cybersecurity to help Kiwis upskill for high-demand tech roles. The new courses get underway as the opening of borders look to finally free up access […]

Hackers are actively exploiting BIG-IP vulnerability with a 9.8 severity rating

reader comments 30 with 21 posters participating Share this story Researchers are marveling at the scope and magnitude of a vulnerability that hackers are actively exploiting to take full control of network devices that run on some of the world’s biggest and most sensitive networks. The vulnerability, which carries a 9.8 severity rating out of […]

Powering the next generation of AI

Arun Subramaniyan, Vice President, Cloud & AI, Strategy & Execution, Intel Corporation Arun Subramaniyan joined Intel to lead the Cloud & AI Strategy team. Arun joined Intel from AWS, where he led the global solutions team for Machine Learning, Quantum Computing, High Performance Computing (HPC), Autonomous Vehicles, and Autonomous Computing at AWS. His team was […]

From data and AI aspirations to sustainable business outcomes

Vishal Kapoor, Vice President, Data and AI, Kyndryl Vishal Kapoor is the Kyndryl Applications, Data & AI practice leader. He leads the team of applications, data, and AI experts ensuring they are developing market-leading solutions and supporting customer teams with the technology and solutions customers need most. Vishal was previously with DXC Technology where he […]

It’s Ars Frontiers week—and we’ve got something happening every day

Aurich Lawson reader comments 3 with 3 posters participating Share this story We made it! After announcing our inaugural conference and providing you with updates, we’re ready to get things started. We’ve been planning this event for months, and as some of your favorite Ars staffers start hopping on planes to meet up in Washington, DC, […]

The Download: China is sticking to its zero-covid plan, and how Ukraine is rebuilding its destroyed cities

China is sticking to its zero-covid lockdown policy Shanghai and Beijing, China’s two largest cities, are tightening covid restrictions on residents as part of the country’s continued commitment to its zero-covid strategy, despite growing public anger.  Despite no formal announcement in Shanghai, some residents in at least four of the city’s 16 districts were issued […]

Monday news in brief (9th May)

Victoria MacLennan. 09 May 2022, 10:47 pm Kia ora koutou ITP Members and Supporters, With so many short weeks and Monday based holidays recently the routine of publishing these roundups almost got lost. It’s been a busy few months for the ITP team – processing specialist Technology worker visa applications, organising TechHub in school presentations, […]

Small drones are giving Ukraine an unprecedented edge

Petro Zadorozhny | Getty Images reader comments 16 with 13 posters participating Share this story In the snowy streets of the north Ukrainian town of Trostyanets, the Russian missile system fires rockets every second. Tanks and military vehicles are parked on either side of the blasting artillery system, positioned among houses and near the town’s […]