Miami's Mayor Backed MiamiCoin Crypto -- Then Its Price Dropped 95%
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: On Feb. 2, the city of Miami cashed out its cryptocurrency MiamiCoin for the first time, depositing $5.25 million into city coffers. Miami mayor Francis Suarez hailed it as a "historic moment" and predicted the cryptocurrency could one day even replace municipal taxes as the government's primary source of funding. MiamiCoin's creator, an organization called CityCoins, has been no less enthusiastic, portraying the coin as a financial experiment th…
Microsoft Doubles Salary Budget To Retain Staff As Cost of Living Rises
An anonymous reader quotes a report originally published at Bloomberg: Microsoft plans to "nearly double" its budget for employee salaries and boost the range of stock compensation it gives some workers by at least 25%, an effort to retain staff and help people cope with inflation. The move will mainly affect "early to mid-career employees," the software giant said in a statement Monday. "As we approach our annual total rewards process, we are making a significant additional investment this yea…
You’re doing cloudops planning too late
I often remember fondly the days of the waterfall software development life cycle. Each task had a beginning and an end. One work product was the input for the next documentation or code, and while it took much longer and had very little opportunity to change directions, it was easier to plan around. Those days are over. Today’s cloud development—or development altogether—is iterative, agile, and can change at a moment’s notice. Often amplified by very robust devops toolchains, our approach to …
iPhone 14 Pro Max Dummy Unit Reveals One Big Design Change
iPhone 14 Pro Max leaks are picking up speed, hinting at a largely similar design to the current generation, but with one big change that most consumers want.
The Modern Way To Create And Host A WordPress Site
Let’s take a closer look at how you can create your very own WordPress site up and running created and hosted with the Elementor Cloud Website.
The Right Chemistry: The Olympic Stadium roof and other challenges
Teflon-coated fibreglass was ideal for the outer layer of the Apollo space suits, but has been less successful against Montreal's snowfall.
SAS enjoys growing sales from cloud businesses in 2021
AI and data analysis service provider SAS saw its revenues from the cloud computing business rise 19% on year in 2021 and is set to strengthen its cloud analysis platform and cloud-first solutions to assist clients in digital transformation.
Are we ever authentically ourselves on the internet?
New "anti-Instagram" apps like BeReal claim to help users be more authentic online, but the distinction between real and fake isn’t quite that simple.
Extracting substrings on Linux
There are many ways to extract substrings from lines of text using Linux and doing so can be extremely useful when preparing scripts that may be used to process large amounts of data. This post describes ways you can take advantage of the commands that make extracting substrings easy. Using bash parameter expansion When using bash parameter expansion, you can specify the starting and ending positions for the text that you want to extract. For example, you can create a variable by assigning it a…
Fish out your glasses. 3D movies are about to make a comeback
The much-hyped and much-delayed sequel to Avatar is set to bring about a return to 3D but are audiences interested? Avatar 2 will be the riskiest film of the year for all sorts of reasons. There’s the issue of whether or not the public actually wants a 12-years-in-the-making sequel to a film that has retained no cultural cachet whatsoever. There’s the fact that, if it flops, James Cameron still h…
Fifa believes it can make great sims without EA – but it should heed the fate of Championship Manager
From solar-powered wifi hubs to reducing packaging waste: the small UK firms driving a green revolution
The WordPress Manager for Professionals – MainWP Dashboard
The MainWP WordPress Manager Dashboard plugin allows you to control unlimited WordPress sites from your own private self-hosted WordPress install. The MainWP WordPress management system is a free and open source. The system is designed for WordPress professionals who realize that WordPress management for yourself or your clients is more than just plugin and theme […] The post The WordPress Manage…
Researchers Devise iPhone Malware That Runs Even When Device Is Turned Off
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: When you turn off an iPhone, it doesn't fully power down. Chips inside the device continue to run in a low-power mode that makes it possible to locate lost or stolen devices using the Find My feature or use credit cards and car keys after the battery dies. Now researchers have devised a way to abuse this always-on mechanism to run malware that remains active even when an iPhone appears to be powered down. It turns out that the iPhone's Blue…
XML Schema Definition (XSD)
Learn how the XML Schema Definition or XSD describes and validates the structure and content of an XML document to allow systems to exchange data.
The music lives on
Since its introduction over 20 years ago, iPod has captivated users all over the world who love the ability to take their music with them on the go.
A dive into Haun Ventures with the firm’s first deal lead, Sam Rosenblum
Sam Rosenblum never imagined he would work at a crypto-focused investment firm. A Southern California native who spent a “large portion of my life outdoors in the sun, playing sports and hanging out with friends,” crypto was not technically a thing until he was in college at UCLA. Stints at the DOJ and as an […]
Inside Intel’s Arc graphics plans: “We’re taking a completely different approach”
After Arc’s initial hype, led by the hire of AMD Radeon graphics head Raja Koduri in 2017, Intel embarked on the long grind towards releasing its debut discrete graphics chips . The competition has only strengthened since. Nvidia is riding high on wins in both the enthusiast and enterprise world. AMD, meanwhile, is placing pressure on Intel with an intensity not felt since the early days of Athlo…
Will social media companies crack down on the racist conspiracy theory behind the Buffalo massacre?
The Buffalo shooting has highlighted the public safety risk posed by the racist "great replacement theory." But social media companies may fear stiff political resistance if they seek to expunge it from their platforms.
The Internet Origin Story You Know Is Wrong
The history of the internet is repeatedly reduced to the story of the singular ARPANET. But BBSs were just as important—if not more.
Nvidia RTX 4090 Specs Get Downgraded, Slated For July Arrival
You can now safely remove that 1600W PSU from your Amazon wishlist. It won't be necessary. The post Nvidia RTX 4090 Specs Get Downgraded, Slated For July Arrival appeared first on ExtremeTech .
Start-Ups Flock to WeWork, Trellis and Other Low-Commitment Spaces
The pandemic’s arrival turned spaces like WeWork into ghost towns. Now people are lining up for low-commitment offices, and providers are working to sustain that trend.
Musk says Twitter deal 'cannot move forward' without additional info on fake accounts
FOX Business host Stuart Varney discusses the sharp decline in Twitter share prices as Elon Musk's deal is on hold due to concerns about fake accounts. He also weighs in on record high gas prices, saying Biden is 'clueless' on inflation.
A new push is underway to get renters to go digital, ditch those cash-and-check payments to landlords
Trump is 'supportive' of Elon Musk's offer to rejoin Twitter, will only post on his own TRUTH Social: Nunes
Babylon Bee CEO baffled at liberal reaction to Elon Musk's Twitter takeover: ‘It's only good for democracy’
RCom, Aircel announce merger; create fourth largest telco in India
Reliance Communications and Aircel will hold 50% stake each in the new combined entity, which will be listed later. Both companies will also transfer debt of Rs 14,000 crore each. As for the net worth of the new company, it’ll be around Rs 35,000 crore.