Supreme Court Slashes FTC's Power To Seek Monetary Awards
The U.S. Supreme Court slashed the Federal Trade Commission's power to seek monetary awards in court, throwing out a legal tool the consumer-protection agency has used to collect billions of dollars over the past decade. From a report: The justices on Thursday unanimously said the FTC can't seek consumer redress when it invokes a provision that lets the agency go straight to federal court to try to stop an alleged fraud. The ruling is a triumph for business trade groups, which urged the court...
Apple unveils new iPad Pro with M1 chip and stunning Liquid Retina XDR display
The most powerful and advanced iPad Pro ever pushes the limits of what’s possible on iPad with the addition of the Apple-designed M1 chip.
Garmin Venu 2 smartwatch is the do-all fitness tracker
The Garmin Venu 2 smartwatch will cost you approximately $400 – let’s talk about why. The Garmin Venu 2 does everything the original Venu does, but ALSO adds an array of new features. This watch works with GPS (and GLONASS, GALILEO), heart rate monitor, barometric altimeter, compass, gyroscope, accelerometer, thermometer, ambient light sensor, pulse ox blood oxygen saturation monitor, and … Con...
Proctorio sued for using DMCA to take down a student’s critical tweets
A university student is suing exam proctoring software maker Proctorio to “quash a campaign of harassment” against critics of the company, including an accusation that the company misused copyright laws to remove his tweets that were critical of the software. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, which filed the lawsuit this week on behalf of Miami University […]
As capital pours in to climate investments, Congruent Ventures closes on $175 million for early stage bets
This climate policy expert is taking over Jeff Bezos’s $10 billion Earth Fund
A conversation with Andrew Steer about the US Earth Day climate summit, and how he wants to spend Bezos’s money.
Highlights of the day: TSMC sees strong demand for 5nm process
Strong demand from major clients has prompted TSMC to raise its output from its 5nm manufacturing process. The pure-play foundry house is expected to process up to 150,000 wafers monthly at the 5nm node through the end of the year. Morris Chang considers Samsung a strong competitor of the company he founded, but is skeptical about Intel's bid to expand its presence in the foundry sector. Apple ...
5 top open-source infrastructure projects
Open source software has been a key underpinning of enterprise IT for years, so it’s no surprise that it’s helping to drive the infrastructure part of the equation forward just as much as application development. Some projects are much more influential than others, and here are five that are doing the most to help enterprise infrastructure keep pace with the demands of an ever-more sophisticated operating environment. OpenStack OpenStack is notable in part for being an open-source competitor ...
AI ethicist Kate Darling: ‘Robots can be our partners’
The MIT researcher says that for humans to flourish we must move beyond thinking of robots as potential future competitors Dr Kate Darling is a research specialist in human-robot interaction, robot ethics and intellectual property theory and policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab . In her new book, The New Breed , she argues that we would be better prepared for the future if we started thinking about robots and artificial intelligence ( AI) like animals. What is w...
With a Push From Apple, Rival Aluminum Makers Team Up Against CO2
An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a Bloomberg article, written by Joe Deaux: As David DeYoung, then a director of business technologies at Alcoa, walked into Apple's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters in September 2015, he knew that the stakes were high. DeYoung led a group of engineers who'd spent decades pursuing the holy grail for the notoriously dirty aluminum industry: a way to smelt the metal without producing any direct carbon emissions. Apple, which Harbor Intelligence analyst J...
What is an API gateway? API simplicity and stability
API gateways are a response to a key outcome of the microservices architecture style: the proliferation of services and their interfaces. The core purpose of an API gateway is to simplify and stabilize the interfaces exposed to clients. In addition to this, because of the unique position of an API gateway in the architecture, a variety of add-on benefits are enabled, like monitoring, logging, security, load balancing, and manipulation of traffic. An API gateway is similar to the Facade design...
Web Design Done Well: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary (Part 1)
Sometimes it’s the little things in web life that make us look twice. From carousels to documentation to cookie disclaimers, here are some sites taking the mundane and sprinkling in a little magic.
Logitech's new carbon labels show your mouse and keyboard's impact on the environment
It’s Earth Day, and all the world’s companies want to make sure you know they care about the planet too. So please, buy their stuff? Sure, that’s a little cynical, but Earth Day promotions are often just ploys to sell more products, which seems counterintuitive to the first two of environmentalism’s Three Rs . This year, however, I have to admit I found Logitech’s approach to sustainability mar...
Tech Spending Climbs as Digital Business Initiatives Grow
Enterprises overall will spend 8.4% more on technology in 2021 than they did last year, but not all of that budget will be under the control of the CIO.
UK Home Office tenders £5m for a supplier to help it greenlight IT projects. Yes, you read that correctly
Procurement raises questions over supplier creating its own sales pipeline within govt The UK's Home Office is tendering to recruit a supplier to help manage the selection of its IT projects, leading to concerns over conflict of interest.…
Column: Peloton won't recall treadmill that killed a child. Why aren't officials acting?
Peloton's Tread+ treadmill has been blamed for the death of one child and injuries to dozens more. The company says it won't recall the machine.
Pat Gelsinger: Intel Needs To Be Consistent, Reliable For Partners
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said chipmaker needs to ensure partners have consistency and reliability with its products and programs in his Intel Partner Connect keynote.
Microsoft’s DirectStorage Will Support PCIe 3.0, All DX12-Capable Hardware
Microsoft has shared some details on how its DirectStorage standard will allow PCs to support the same kind of texture streaming available on Xbox Series S|X and the PlayStation 5. The post Microsoft’s DirectStorage Will Support PCIe 3.0, All DX12-Capable Hardware appeared first on ExtremeTech .
ET Alienware Deals: Dell Alienware Core i7 and RTX 30 Gaming Laptop for $1,499, RTX 3080 Model for $2,599
Domenech: There's a new American crisis and 'totalitarian left wants a national divorce'
"Fox News Primetime" host Ben Domenech opened Monday's show by sounding the alarm of a new American crisis, and asking who will be the lead the nation when that crisis ends
James O'Keefe files defamation lawsuit against Twitter, tech giant silent on details of his suspension
6 Pain Points When Building Better Brand Recognition
Finding ways to make your business name more recognizable requires ongoing effort. You want your company to be recognized as a household name in your community and beyond. However, there are some challenges when building better brand recognition you must first overcome. There are around 31.7 million businesses in the United States. Depending on your […] The post 6 Pain Points When Building Bett...