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Thursday December 9, 2021. 04:43 AM
Resellers were given exclusive territories to target, and offered tech support Australia's Federal Police force has revealed more about how it distributed a backdoored chat app to criminals.…
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: The boss of a US mortgage company, who fired hundreds of his staff in a Zoom meeting has said he is 'deeply sorry' for the way the lay-offs were handled. The sackings were necessary said Vishal Garg, but he accepted he had...
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. They may have floppy ears, a wet nose, and sneak garbage out of the trash can, but you still consider your dog a member of the family. —...
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Previous injunction that ordered company to allow non-Apple payments systems is suspended Apple will not be required to implement third-party in-app payments systems for its App Store by 9 December, after a federal appeals court temporarily suspended the initial ruling on...
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fahrbot-bot shares a report from The New York Times: What if something in the blood of an athlete could boost the brainpower of someone who doesn't or can't exercise? Could a protein that gets amplified when people exercise help stave off symptoms of Alzheimer's and other...
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Donated $110K to Democrats in recent years United States president Joe Biden has announced his intention to nominate former HPE and eBay CEO Meg Whitman as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Kenya.…
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Switzerland is giving the green light to so-called 'suicide capsules' -- 3-D printed pods that allow people to choose the place where they want to die an assisted death. Global News reports: The country's medical review board announced the legalization of the Sarco Suicide...
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Newly released monitoring data shows that San Francisco's Millennium Tower tilted a quarter inch during the four days it took to install the first test pile to bedrock last month. From a local report: The monitoring data tracks settlement, tilting and water pressure levels...
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The LWN.net Weekly Edition for December 9, 2021 is available.
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. There's something incredibly appealing about walking into your favorite coffee shop for a delicious cup of joe on your way to work or...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Language generation is the hottest thing in AI right now, with a class of systems known as 'large language models' (or LLMs) being used for everything from improving Google's search engine to creating text-based fantasy...
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Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Drone Fund, a venture capital specializing in drone and air mobility, announced that it has successfully reached its ¥10 billion (US$88 million) target for its third fund. Drone Fund III was launched in May 2020. It was able to reach its investment...
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British telco Virgin Media is facing a 50,000 pound financial penalty after spamming more than 400,000 opted-out customers urging them to sign back up to receive marketing bumf. The Register reports: Just one customer complained to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) ...
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sciencehabit writes: When Thomas Edison hit a wall with his inventions, he would nap in an armchair while holding a steel ball. As he started to fall asleep and his muscles relaxed, the ball would strike the floor, waking him with insights into his problems. Or so the story...
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Since their initial development in Attention Is All You Need (a seminal AI research paper), transformer-based architectures have completely re-defined the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and set the state of the art for numerous AI benchmarks and tasks.  What...
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. The winter is upon us, but it with its chilly charm comes an array of annoying problems, like leaky roofs, icy windshields, and...
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Meet the new boss A former executive leading Qualcomm's Snapdragon computing platforms has departed the company to become CEO at an AI chip startup.…
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Yesterday, at an event hosted by the Texas Liberty Alliance PAC in Houston, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R–TX) had some choice words for members of the 'Freedom Caucus' — including Greene, Gosar, and Jordan — calling them 'performance artists' and saying we have 'grifters in our ...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales' auction of an NFT and the iMac he used to build the website has stirred up drama in the notoriously rigid Wikipedia community. The trouble began when Wales posted an announcement about...
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The Russia-led campaign was a wake-up call to the industry, but there's no one solution to the threat.
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