How Apple, Google, and Microsoft will kill passwords and phishing in one stroke

Getty Images reader comments 77 with 56 posters participating, including story author Share this story For more than a decade, we’ve been promised that a world without passwords is just around the corner, and yet year after year, this security nirvana proves out of reach. Now, for the first time, a workable form of passwordless […]

Nvidia hid how many GPUs it was selling to cryptocurrency miners, says SEC

Getty Images reader comments 36 with 27 posters participating, including story author Share this story Nvidia has agreed to pay $5.5 million in fines to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to settle charges that it failed to disclose how many of its GPUs were being sold for cryptocurrency mining, the agency announced today. […]

Russia hammered by pro-Ukrainian hackers following invasion

Getty Images reader comments 48 with 32 posters participating Share this story For years, Dmitriy Sergeyevich Badin sat atop the FBI’s most wanted list. The Russian government-backed hacker has been suspected of cyber attacks on Germany’s Bundestag and the 2016 Olympics, held in Rio de Janeiro. A few weeks into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, his […]

Griffin on Tech: Supersonic ballet, Kiwi style

Peter Griffin, Editor. 06 May 2022, 12:21 pm I can’t think of any other Kiwi company that regularly has me foregoing meetings so I can log onto a live stream to watch their latest product launch. But that’s where I found myself again on Tuesday, when Rocket Lab put another Electron rocket into space, delivering […]

The Download: A transplant disaster, and online abortion networks

The must-reads I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 Reddit volunteers are helping people who need abortionsThis offers a glimpse into what a post-Roe era might look like. (WP $)+ Silicon Valley is going to be at  the center of the abortion rights storm. (Wired $)+ Online privacy […]

Why is Meta going open source with its AI language model?

Peter Griffin, Editor. 05 May 2022, 11:22 am Facebook owner Meta has been developing a rival to the powerful GPT-3 artificial intelligence model and is inviting the research community to make use of it. Meta’s Open Pretrained Transformer (OPT-175B) is a large deep learning model Meta has been feeding vast amounts of information to hone […]

The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus

The version used in Maryland came from a pig with 10 gene modifications developed by Revivicor, a subsidiary of United Therapeutics. Following promising tests of such pig organs in baboons, three US transplant teams launched the first human studies starting in late 2021. Surgeons at New York University and the University of Alabama each attached […]

The Download: Meta’s AI giveaway, and abortion clinic data tracking

The must-reads I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 Brokers are selling the location data of people who visit abortion clinicsThis is an old problem, but it’s taking on a new urgency in the light of the potential repeal of Roe v Wade. (Motherboard)+ Overturning Roe v Wade […]

Resilience tips as we return to the office

Victoria MacLennan. 04 May 2022, 11:05 pm Wikipedia describes psychological resilience as an individual’s ability to successfully cope with adversity. There is no question we have all dealt with adversity in the last 2 years, and here we are facing the challenge of navigating yet another new norm – starting to travel again, returning to […]