Space Hurricane Seen Above Magnetic North Pole Was Raining Electrons
The first space hurricane ever was spotted in August 2014, consisting of "an eddy of plasma, a type of superhot, charged gas found throughout the solar system," reports Business Insider. "And instead of rain, this storm brought showers of electrons." From the report: In August 2014, satellites observed a swirling mass with a quiet center more than 125 miles above the North Pole. The space hurricane was more than 620 miles wide and high in the sky -- it formed in the ionosphere, between 50 and...
Cephalopod Passes Cognitive Test Designed For Human Children
mi shares a report from ScienceAlert: The marshmallow test, or Stanford marshmallow experiment, is pretty straightforward. A child is placed in a room with a marshmallow. They are told, if they can manage not to eat the marshmallow for 15 minutes, they'll get a second marshmallow, and be allowed to eat both. This ability to delay gratification demonstrates cognitive abilities such as future planning, and it was originally conducted to study how human cognition develops; specifically, at what ...
New Zealand students prototype their own Samoan language app with iPad
A primary school that serves some of Christchurch’s underprivileged communities is readying New Zealand’s next generation of leaders.
Countingup closes £9.1M for its business current account with built-in accounting features
Countingup, the U.K. fintech offering a business current account with built-in accounting features, has closed £9.1 million in Series A investment. Leading the round is Framework Venture Partners, with participation from Gresham House Ventures, Sage and existing investors. It’s noteworthy that Countingup has previously taken investment from ING, and the addition of Sage as a […]
Creating An Outside Focus And Click Handler React Component
In this article, we’ll look at how to create an outside focus and click handler with React. We will recreate an open source react component react-foco from scratch in doing so.
PCWorld's March Digital Magazine: Samsung's Galaxy S21 vs. Apple's iPhone 12
Stay on top of the latest tech with PCWorld’s Digital Magazine. Available as single copies or as a monthly subscription, it highlights the best content from PCWorld.com—the most important news, the key product reviews, and the most useful features and how-to stories—in a curated Digital Magazine for Android and iOS, as well for the desktop and other tablet readers. In the March issue This month...
Q Acoustics 3030i review: These bookshelf speakers will have you wondering “Where’s the subwoofer, Waldo?”
Tech Skills, Coding Languages to Boost Your Salary
Here's a look at the jobs that got pay raises and some of the skills that commanded higher salaries last year, according to a study by Hired and Vettery.
Microsoft sues Florida reseller it alleges sold 'black market access devices' allowing unlocking of Office 365
Copyright and trademark infringements alleged by Redmond's legal eagles Microsoft has flung numerous accusations at a reseller based in Florida in the US ranging from copyright infringement to the use of some decidedly iffy licence codes.…
Fancy building to-spec PCs for the Bank of England, and more? A £46m end user support contract is up for grabs
Ex-Dell distributor in Lebanon ignored ban on suing US tech giant. Now four directors have been sentenced to prison in the UK
Brit competition regulator will soon be able to seize rogue traders' domains – and even Amazon accounts
Post-pandemic hard-sell under way: Resellers leaned on to convert free trial users into fully paid-up customers
Brit IT infrastructure giant Computacenter hits pause on shareholder dividends after furloughing 10% of staff
'Anything' related to remote working is a winner for Euro disties, but classic enterprise hardware? That's another story
Tech services biz Allvotec furloughing staff, asking remainder – including top brass – to take pay cut
Okta To Acquire Red-Hot Identity Vendor Auth0 For $6.5B
Okta has agreed to buy rising star Auth0 for $6.5 billion to address a broader set of identity use cases regardless of audience or user.
AMD Announces New Radeon 6700 XT, Theoretically Priced at $479
As the name implies, the new GPU is intended as the lower-end sibling of the 6800 and 6800 XT series and as the generational, drop-in replacement for the 5700 XT. The post AMD Announces New Radeon 6700 XT, Theoretically Priced at $479 appeared first on ExtremeTech .
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Microsoft, VMware marry Azure Virtual WAN Hub with VMware SD-WAN
Microsoft and VMware have taken their well-established relationship up a notch by tying together application and network technologies to help customers support secure WAN access to critical enterprise applications. Specifically, the companies have combined Azure Virtual WAN Hub with VMware's SD-WAN technology so that VMware's SD-WAN customers can link resources using the networking, security, and routing services in Azure WAN Hub. They announced the news at his week's Microsoft Ignite virtual...
BrandPost: Network Orchestration is a Key to Success in Meeting Application Synergies for Combined On-Prem and Edge Workloads
Facebook Ends Ban on Political Advertising
The social network had prohibited political ads on its site indefinitely after the November election. Such ads have been criticized for spreading misinformation.
GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert on combating cancel culture, online censorship: 'We're not going away'
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., says she refuses to "bow" to cancel culture, which is a dominant theme at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Apple Launches Service For Transferring iCloud Photos, Videos To Google Photos
An anonymous reader quotes a report from MacRumors: Apple this week introduced a new service that's designed to make it quick and easy for iCloud users to transfer their stored photos and videos to Google Photos. As outlined in an Apple support document, you can go to Apple's privacy website and sign in to see the "Transfer a copy of your data" option. If you select this and go through all the steps, Apple will transfer your iCloud photos and videos to Google Photos. Transferring photos and v...
User Says Apple Disabled His iCloud, App Store, and Apple ID Accounts After Payment To Apple Card Failed
Deno 1.8 preps for GPU-accelerated machine learning
OnePlus Nord 2 leak might sound disappointing to some
Although it doesn’t reach the top 5 in terms of numbers, OnePlus is arguably one of the more well-known brands in the smartphone market, particularly among Android phones. Its mix of specs and price continues to enchant some consumers, even though those prices continue to climb every year. It launched the OnePlus Nord to balance the scales and the mid-range … Continue reading
Online hate a regular occurrence for women, visible minorities in media
"Social media are an incredible asset for people who do not have a voice in traditional media, and also a dangerous weapon," Nicolas said.
Gab's CTO Introduced a Critical Vulnerability to the Site
A review of the open source code shows an account under the executive's name made a mistake that could lead to the kind of breach reported this weekend.
How the creator of 'Final Fantasy' challenges himself: A game made with 150 dioramas
Game designer Hironobu Sakaguchi is thinking big, but the look is small for 'Fantasian,' coming later this year exclusively to Apple Arcade game service.
Tatung to supply IE5 power systems for Tangeng electric buses
Tatung has signed with Tangeng Advanced Vehicles for supplying 100 IE5 power systems, mainly consisting of motors and drivers, for use in electric buses produced by the latter.
Thailand probes Facebook's removal of army-linked accounts
Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha says he has assigned the Royal Thai Army to investigate after Facebook Inc said it has removed 185 accounts and groups engaged in an information-influencing operation in Thailand run by the military
Reddit Rolls Out Green Indicator Dots to Notify People When You re Online
Reddit is trying to drive up engagement, but the move is already rankling some privacy-conscious users.
Naomi Klein: how big tech helps India target climate activists
Companies such as Google and Facebook appear to be aiding and abetting a vicious government campaign against Indian environmental campaigners Republished with permission from The Intercept The bank of cameras camped outside Delhi’s sprawling Tihar jail was the sort of media frenzy you would expect to await a prime minister caught in an embezzlement scandal, or a Bollywood star caught in the wro...