Gear from Netgear, Linksys, and 200 others has unpatched DNS poisoning flaw

Getty Images reader comments 14 with 12 posters participating Share this story Hardware and software makers are scrambling to determine if their wares suffer from a critical vulnerability recently discovered in third-party code libraries used by hundreds of vendors, including Netgear, Linksys, Axis, and the Gentoo embedded Linux distribution. The flaw makes it possible for […]

Meta has built a massive new language AI—and it’s giving it away for free

Pineau helped change how research is published in several of the largest conferences, introducing a checklist of things that researchers must submit alongside their results, including code and details about how experiments are run. Since she joined Meta (then Facebook) in 2017, she has championed that culture in its AI lab.  “That commitment to open […]

Botnet that hid for 18 months boasted some of the coolest tradecraft ever

reader comments 18 with 12 posters participating Share this story It’s not the kind of security discovery that happens often. A previously unknown hacker group used a novel backdoor, top-notch trade craft, and software engineering to create an espionage botnet that was largely invisible in many victim networks. The group, which security firm Mandiant is […]

The Download: Storing renewable power with carbon dioxide, and Roe v Wade under threat

The must-reads I’ve combed the internet to find you today’s most fun/important/scary/fascinating stories about technology. 1 The Supreme Court is reportedly planning to overturn Roe v WadeAn actual decision won’t arrive for a couple of months, but it could be earth-shattering if the law that protects abortion rights gets repealed. (Politico)+ Here’s what would happen […]

This company wants to use carbon dioxide to store renewable power on the grid

Compressing gases to store energy isn’t new: for decades, a few facilities around the world have been pumping air into huge underground caverns under pressure and then using it to generate electricity in a natural gas power plant. But Energy Dome turned to carbon dioxide because of its physics. Carbon dioxide, when squeezed to high […]

What do you think? Upskilling and Reskilling

Victoria MacLennan. 03 May 2022, 8:14 pm The digital technology industry is suffering greatly from a mismatch of skill supply and demand at different stages of the skills pipeline. This makes it difficult for firms to find the experienced people they need, for graduates to get their first job, tech workers to get career progression, […]

Local Web3/crypto venture capital fund to invest $5 million in start-ups

Peter Griffin, Editor. 03 May 2022, 10:46 am If 2021 was characterised by anything in the world of tech it was the wave of hype surrounding so-called Web3 ventures, the Metaverse and the blockchain technologies underpinning them. Literally billions have been invested in the last year by venture capitalists into everything from non-fungible token platforms […]

How digitization of supply chains can boost circular economies

Digital innovation and the circular economy are kind of symbiotic in nature. In times of increasing internet proliferation, it’s hard to imagine any circular economy initiative that isn’t aided through technology. While there can be a number of ways in which digitization can positively impact the circular economy, here are the top three: 1. Digitization […]

Elon Musk sold $8.5B in Tesla stock after agreeing to $44B Twitter deal

Enlarge / CEO Elon Musk at SpaceX Headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on October 10, 2019. reader comments 10 with 10 posters participating Share this story Elon Musk has raised $8.5 billion from selling part of his stake in Tesla, boosting his cash position ahead of his planned purchase of Twitter. The sales were made between […]

The Download: China’s delivery apps, and why Russia’s invasion has stalled

1 Why Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is falling apartIt doesn’t appear to be learning from the mistakes it’s made, and it’s made a lot of them. (Foreign Affairs $)+ Meta’s attempts to curb misinformation about the war in Ukraine are harming local publishers. (Coda Story)+ The conflict in Ukraine could last for years, Nato says. […]