Category: Technology

  • Interpol Nabs $50 Million and 2,000 Alleged Scammers in Crackdown on Social Engineering

    Interpol Nabs  Million and 2,000 Alleged Scammers in Crackdown on Social Engineering

    A sweeping Interpol operation led to the seizure of $50 million in illicit funds and the arrests of 2,000 alleged scammers from a number of different countries earlier this week. Read more…

  • Star Wars Release Dates: When to See Upcoming Star Wars Movies and Disney+ Shows

    Star Wars Release Dates: When to See Upcoming Star Wars Movies and Disney+ Shows

    Bill Murray said it in 1978 and we’re still saying it today: “Star Wars! Nothing but Star Wars! Give me those Star Wars! Don’t let them end.” Star Wars is everywhere these days, with movies and TV shows alike in the works from Disney and Lucasfilm. This article will give you the most up to […]

  • Facebook Is Dodging Questions About Surveillance of Users Seeking Abortions

    Facebook Is Dodging Questions About Surveillance of Users Seeking Abortions

    A group of data journalists have uncovered evidence that Facebook is collecting sensitive personal information about people who visit the websites of so-called crisis pregnancy centers—clinics that are notoriously dedicated to pressuring people out of getting abortions while aping healthcare providers that do offer… Read more…

  • Tesla Reported More Driver-Assisted Crashes Than Any Other Automaker in Past 10 Months

    Tesla Reported More Driver-Assisted Crashes Than Any Other Automaker in Past 10 Months

    Federal regulators released data today painting the clearest picture yet of the state of driver-assisted technology in the U.S. That picture includes at least half a dozen deaths. Read more…

  • Cult Horror Grizzly Reminds Us That Man Is the Most Dangerous Animal

    Cult Horror Grizzly Reminds Us That Man Is the Most Dangerous Animal

    The blockbuster success of Jaws famously cleared the way for an explosion of animal-attack horror films. One of the most blatant rip-offs is also one of the best rip-offs, and it’s arriving on Shudder next week. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the woods, behold the terror of Grizzly! Read […]

  • China Publishes, Then Deletes Report of Potential Alien Signals

    China Publishes, Then Deletes Report of Potential Alien Signals

    Yesterday, Science and Technology Daily, a state-backed media outlet in China, published what could have been an exciting piece of news: Researchers recorded radio signals that looked like evidence of extraterrestrial technology. Rogue blips from an advanced alien civilization made their way to Earth? Well, probably… Read more…

  • Facebook Forgets Every Lesson Learned Trying to Imitate TikTok

    Facebook Forgets Every Lesson Learned Trying to Imitate TikTok

    For Facebook and its parent company Meta, “pride” and “envy” aren’t so much mortal sins as they are a modus operandi. The company’s obsession with being at the top of the social media ladder could also propagate more harmful content for users. Read more…

  • The New Inu-Oh Trailer Raises Hell With Glam Rock in 14th Century Japan

    The New Inu-Oh Trailer Raises Hell With Glam Rock in 14th Century Japan

    Inu-Oh, from acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa (Ride Your Wave, Keep Your Hands Off Of Eizokuen!), has gotten a new trailer in anticipation of its showing at the Annecy International Film Festival. With an exciting soundtrack and incredibly vibrant visuals, the trailer feels totally unique while still retaining the… Read more…

  • YouTube’s TikTok Clone Has 1.5 Billion Monthly Viewers

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  • White House Warns Major Defense Contractor Against Acquiring NSO’s Infamous Spyware Firm

    White House Warns Major Defense Contractor Against Acquiring NSO’s Infamous Spyware Firm

    On Tuesday, news broke of a potential acquisition that would upend the surveillance industry if approved: NSO Group, one of the most well-known, notorious, and troubled spyware vendors on the market, may be bought by L3Harris Technologies, a major American defense contractor that specializes in a wide assortment of… Read more…

  • Anthony Fauci Catches His First Case of Covid-19

    Anthony Fauci Catches His First Case of Covid-19

    Anthony Fauci, perhaps the most well-known public health figure in America, has contacted covid-19. Health officials said Wednesday afternoon that the 81-year-old Fauci tested positive for the coronavirus, reportedly for the first time. He’s said to be experiencing mild symptoms currently. Read more…

  • Elon Musk Picks Wildly Ambitious Target of Next Month for First Starship Orbital Launch

    Elon Musk Picks Wildly Ambitious Target of Next Month for First Starship Orbital Launch

    Yesterday, Elon Musk said Starship will be ready for its first orbital launch next month, followed by monthly liftoffs from the company’s south Texas base. It’s an ambitious timeline, but the private space company has not yet secured permission to launch the heavy rocket, as it must meet a number of outstanding… Read more…

  • Taika Waititi Doesn’t Want Star Wars to Rely on Legacies

    Taika Waititi Doesn’t Want Star Wars to Rely on Legacies

    While Kathleen Kennedy did confirm that the Star Wars film by Taika Waititi (Thor: Love and Thunder, Jojo Rabbit) would be going ahead, she didn’t mention any of the storylines, characters, or even the timeline it would be set in. Now, Waititi himself has said in an interview with Total Film, that he “would like […]

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene Says Climate Change Is ‘Healthy for All of Us’

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  • Philips’ New Hi-Def Ultra Short Throw Projector Has a Conveniently Tiny Footprint

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  • Ms. Marvel Journeys Into Mystery, Heroism, and Culture With a Confounding Remix

    Ms. Marvel Journeys Into Mystery, Heroism, and Culture With a Confounding Remix

    When we left Kamala (Iman Vellani) last week, she discovered she has powers! She’s a hero for saving Zoe Zimmer (Laurel Marsden). But how will she further move forward as a hero? Read more…

  • Phoenix Is Shockingly Hot Right Now—and Its Nighttime Temps Are Even Scarier

    Phoenix Is Shockingly Hot Right Now—and Its Nighttime Temps Are Even Scarier

    Phoenix is one of the hottest cities in the United States, but this month has been particularly intense: The area has seen temperatures higher than 110 Fahrenheit (43 Celsius) for several days in a row, and, even more concerning, it’s broken an overnight heat record of 90 degrees F (32 degrees C). This was the […]

  • These Tiny Frogs Are So, So Bad at Jumping

    Get out your smallest violin—or maybe your biggest—for the petite frogs whose miniature ear structures hinder their ability to hop, one of the defining characteristics of frogs. Read more…

  • Funko’s San Diego Comic-Con 2022 Star Wars Pop Exclusives Are Here

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  • What is artificial intelligence?

    What is artificial intelligence?

    Today, AI describes efforts to teach computers to imitate a human’s ability to solve problems and make connections based on insight and intuition. Read More

  • Report: AWS, Azure and GCP evaluated for overall performance — which is best?

    Report: AWS, Azure and GCP evaluated for overall performance — which is best?

    The results suggest a shift in the market for cloud providers as the industry matures and moves to standardize linear pricing models.Read More

  • May 2022 NPD: Switch leads sales and Elden Ring retakes the top spot

    May 2022 NPD: Switch leads sales and Elden Ring retakes the top spot

    May 2022 is a relatively scarce month in new games, but Elden Ring has taken the top spot back from The Skywalker Saga.Read More

  • Interactive Advertising Bureau updates guidelines for measuring 3D ads for the metaverse

    Interactive Advertising Bureau updates guidelines for measuring 3D ads for the metaverse

    The IAB relaunched some guidelines for measuring the effectiveness of in-game advertisements and eventually ads in the metaverse.Read More

  • NFTs as a democratizing force for artists and patrons

    NFTs as a democratizing force for artists and patrons

    Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are a powerful platform for artists who want to create content and retain control over how that content is used.Read More

  • Snowflake Summit 2022: Here’s what digital leaders found interesting

    Snowflake Summit 2022: Here’s what digital leaders found interesting

    From an ever-widening partner ecosystem to fresh data-sharing, here’s what three execs are taking away from the Snowflake conference.Read More

  • VersusGame raises $25M for mobile gaming platform

    VersusGame raises M for mobile gaming platform

    VersusGame has raised $25 million towards its mobile gaming platform, with which players can win cash in prediction contests.Read More

  • How to become a cloud company

    How to become a cloud company

    If your company is building a great product, you should use the cloud. Here are three things you can do to make the most of cloud computing.Read More

  • Performio, which provides cloud-based sales commission software to enterprises, has raised $75M led by JMI Equity (Kristin Snyder/dot.LA)

    Performio, which provides cloud-based sales commission software to enterprises, has raised M led by JMI Equity (Kristin Snyder/dot.LA)

    Kristin Snyder / dot.LA: Performio, which provides cloud-based sales commission software to enterprises, has raised $75M led by JMI Equity  —  Performio, an Irvine-based provider of sales commission software, has raised $75 million in new funding.  —  The company announced Tuesday that growth equity firm JMI Equity led …

  • Orca Security: Microsoft took five months and three patches to fix a critical RCE vulnerability in Azure; critics say the slow response put customers at risk (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

    Orca Security: Microsoft took five months and three patches to fix a critical RCE vulnerability in Azure; critics say the slow response put customers at risk (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

    Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Orca Security: Microsoft took five months and three patches to fix a critical RCE vulnerability in Azure; critics say the slow response put customers at risk  —  Case in point: It took five months and three patches to fix a critical Azure threat.  —  Blame is mounting on Microsoft …

  • Japan’s business and government agencies are panicking as Internet Explorer shuts down; a March survey showed 49% of organizations use the browser for work (Nikkei Asia)

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  • BitMEX co-founder Benjamin Delo is sentenced to 30 months probation without home confinement after pleading guilty to violating the US Bank Secrecy Act (Aislinn Keely/The Block)

    BitMEX co-founder Benjamin Delo is sentenced to 30 months probation without home confinement after pleading guilty to violating the US Bank Secrecy Act (Aislinn Keely/The Block)

    Aislinn Keely / The Block: BitMEX co-founder Benjamin Delo is sentenced to 30 months probation without home confinement after pleading guilty to violating the US Bank Secrecy Act  —  BitMEX co-founder Benjamin Delo received 30 months probation without home confinement for Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) violations.

  • Investigation: ~300 US crisis pregnancy centers, which try to dissuade people from abortions, share website visitor info with Facebook via Meta’s tracking pixel (The Markup)

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  • Crypto altcoins rise after the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike: Cardano, Solana, and Dogecoin are up 6%+, Polkadot up ~15%; bitcoin and ether remained flat (Vildana Hajric/Bloomberg)

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  • NLRB files a complaint against Mapbox, alleging it threatened job loss for union organizing and fired union organizers after a failed vote in August 2021 (Anna Kramer/Protocol)

    NLRB files a complaint against Mapbox, alleging it threatened job loss for union organizing and fired union organizers after a failed vote in August 2021 (Anna Kramer/Protocol)

    Anna Kramer / Protocol: NLRB files a complaint against Mapbox, alleging it threatened job loss for union organizing and fired union organizers after a failed vote in August 2021  —  Mapbox has just been slapped with a complaint from the National Labor Relations Board that alleges the company’s leadership threatened job loss …

  • DataStax, which develops a cloud-native noSQL database built on Apache Cassandra, raised $115M at a $1.6B valuation; DataStax had an $830M valuation in 2014 (Ron Miller/TechCrunch)

    DataStax, which develops a cloud-native noSQL database built on Apache Cassandra, raised 5M at a .6B valuation; DataStax had an 0M valuation in 2014 (Ron Miller/TechCrunch)

    Ron Miller / TechCrunch: DataStax, which develops a cloud-native noSQL database built on Apache Cassandra, raised $115M at a $1.6B valuation; DataStax had an $830M valuation in 2014  —  When DataStax hired Chet Kapoor as CEO in October 2019, one of the first moves he made was to bring in his old pal Sam Ramji […]

  • Internal Kraken comms and interviews with five workers: some staff accuse CEO Jesse Powell of fostering a hateful workplace and dozens are considering quitting (New York Times)

    Internal Kraken comms and interviews with five workers: some staff accuse CEO Jesse Powell of fostering a hateful workplace and dozens are considering quitting (New York Times)

    New York Times: Internal Kraken comms and interviews with five workers: some staff accuse CEO Jesse Powell of fostering a hateful workplace and dozens are considering quitting  —  Jesse Powell, who leads the crypto exchange Kraken, has challenged the use of preferred pronouns, debated who can use racial slurs and called American women “brainwashed.”

  • Spotify CEO tells staff the company plans to slow hiring by 25%; Spotify added 2,000+ staff from 2019 to 2021, bringing its headcount to 6,617; stock is up 7%+ (Bloomberg)

    Spotify CEO tells staff the company plans to slow hiring by 25%; Spotify added 2,000+ staff from 2019 to 2021, bringing its headcount to 6,617; stock is up 7%+ (Bloomberg)

    Bloomberg: Spotify CEO tells staff the company plans to slow hiring by 25%; Spotify added 2,000+ staff from 2019 to 2021, bringing its headcount to 6,617; stock is up 7%+  —  Spotify Technology SA will slow hiring growth by 25%, the latest sign of how fears of a recession are weighing on the economy.

  • Internal memo: Meta plans to make Facebook more like TikTok, including bringing Messenger back into the app and recommending posts from “unconnected” sources (Alex Heath/The Verge)

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  • [Thread] A look at Kraken’s announcement of a culture overhaul, eschewing “stereotypical team diversity measurements”, as the crypto exchange touts hiring plans (Molly White/@molly0xfff)

    [Thread] A look at Kraken’s announcement of a culture overhaul, eschewing “stereotypical team diversity measurements”, as the crypto exchange touts hiring plans (Molly White/@molly0xfff)

    Molly White / @molly0xfff: [Thread] A look at Kraken’s announcement of a culture overhaul, eschewing “stereotypical team diversity measurements”, as the crypto exchange touts hiring plans  —  Kraken, a U.S.-based crypto exchange, has announced they’ll be continuing to hire, and have announced a culture overhaul that promotes “diversity of thought” over “stereotypical team diversity measurements” […]

  • Meta’s reported investigation into Sheryl Sandberg’s expenses feels odd given the company spends extreme sums of money to burnish its executives’ reputations (Max Chafkin/Bloomberg)

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  • A look at Watchdog, a Sri Lanka-based research collective that built a fact-checking app and uses open-source data to investigate the country’s economic crisis (Nilesh Christopher/Rest of World)

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  • Fountain, a workforce management and hiring service, raised a $100M Series C led by B Capital at a nearly $1B valuation, bringing its total funding to $225M (Kyle Wiggers/TechCrunch)

    Fountain, a workforce management and hiring service, raised a 0M Series C led by B Capital at a nearly B valuation, bringing its total funding to 5M (Kyle Wiggers/TechCrunch)

    Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch: Fountain, a workforce management and hiring service, raised a $100M Series C led by B Capital at a nearly $1B valuation, bringing its total funding to $225M  —  The “Great Resignation,” the trend where workers are leaving their jobs at a higher-than-usual rate, is continuing unabated.

  • Does this AI know it’s alive?

    Does this AI know it’s alive?

    Google engineer Blake Lemoine poses for a portrait in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. | Martin Klimek/Washington Post via Getty Images A Google engineer became convinced a large language model had become sentient and touched off a debate about how we should think about artificial intelligence. Current AIs aren’t sentient. We don’t have much […]

  • Podcast pioneer Bill Simmons on how to stay relevant

    Podcast pioneer Bill Simmons on how to stay relevant

    Bill Simmons at the Vanity Fair New Establishment conference in 2015. | Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity Fair He built a business on talk. Next up: Figuring out video. In 2007, when Bill Simmons first started podcasting, he didn’t really know what a podcast was. His guests didn’t, either. “It was like being on a […]

  • Apple and Google are coming for your car

    Apple and Google are coming for your car

    Apple’s next generation of CarPlay turns your dashboard into a giant iPhone. | Apple Big Tech’s big car ambitions have antitrust advocates worried. We may have gotten a sneak peek at the long-rumored, long-awaited Apple Car when the company unveiled the next generation of its CarPlay feature at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The new […]

  • What happens if you clone Jurassic Park

    What happens if you clone Jurassic Park

    Kayla Watts (DeWanda Wise) and Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) try to hide from a Giganotosaurus in Jurassic World Dominion. | John Wilson/Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment Jurassic World Dominion is the latest nostalgic reboot that will make a billion dollars, no matter what critics say. It’s hard to know exactly when I first felt […]

  • Why the return to the office isn’t working

    Why the return to the office isn’t working

    As companies call workers back to the office, many wonder what they’re doing there. | J. Conrad Williams, Jr./Newsday RM via Getty Images “I don’t gain anything besides a commute.” Andres is back to the office three days a week, and like many knowledge workers, he’s not happy about it. He says that while he […]

  • Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s new investment fund deepens his ties to national security interests

    Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s new investment fund deepens his ties to national security interests

    Eric Schmidt speaks at the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence in Washington, DC, in 2019. | Alex Wong/Getty Images America’s Frontier Fund exemplifies the revolving door between the tech industry and government. Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt is an example of how you can shape public policy without ever running for office. A few months […]