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Thought Leaders Who Knew Steve Jobs

©2011 Laurel J. Delaney.  All rights reserved. Like millions of other people, I have been a fan of Steve Jobs for more than three decades.  Use all Apple products.  Read every book on Steve.  So when he passed in 2011, I felt this inner urge to glean any lessons I could from him. I wanted to find out what made this man so great. Why was he so cool? Is it possible to integrate his brilliance into our work ethic? How can we make the world a better and more inspiring place to live?In attem...
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Sales, Steve, Lessons Learned, Laurel Delaney, Thought Leaders, Laurel J. Delaney, Inspiring Place


Will MIT Scientists' Powerful Magnet Lead Us to Nuclear Fusion Energy?

"A start-up founded by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says it is nearing a technological milestone that could take the world a step closer to fusion energy, which has eluded scientists for decades," reports the New York Times: Researchers at M.I.T.'s Plasma Science and Fusion Center and engineers at the company, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, have begun testing an extremely powerful magnet that is needed to generate immense heat that can then be converted to electricity. ...
Tags: Australia, Tech, New York Times, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Times, Commonwealth, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Andrew Holland, United States Europe China, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, Commonwealth Fusion, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Fusion Industry Association Commonwealth, Journal of Plasma Physics


Will Google's Tensor Chip Spell Trouble for 5G?

Google's Pixel 6 phone will be powered by a Tensor processor which PCMag UK believes is "clearly designed to accelerate machine learning and AI." But does it have bigger implications? Tensor is a signpost, not a destination. Google has never sold huge numbers of Pixel phones and isn't signaling a change in strategy there. Rather, it's saying that it would like Android as a whole to shift toward more on-device processing for AI and ML. That could give a big boost to Google's two core businesses,...
Tags: Google, UK, Tech, Pixel, Tensor


A CyberSecurity CEO Used Apple's AirTags to Locate His Stolen Scooter

Dan Guido's cybersecurity consulting firm Trail of Bits claims its clients range from Facebook to DARPA. CNET tells the story of what happened after someone stole Guido's electric scooter: The cybersecurity CEO, located in Brooklyn, New York, had hidden two Apple AirTags inside the black scooter, concealed with black duct tape. He set out the next day to locate the vehicle with help from the little Bluetooth trackers. Spoiler alert: He succeeded. Guido works at the New York City-based Trail o...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, New York City, Tech, Brooklyn, Don, Brooklyn New York, Guido, Trail of Bits, Dan Guido, DARPA CNET


Gillmor Gang: Who’s On First

On this edition of the Gillmor Gang, Brent Leary shows off his new wireless adaptor for his live streaming studio. The result is a captivating view of his console as he switches between closeups and incoming feed from the rest of the Gang, all captured in a widescreen cinematic view. The underlying message is that live realtime video production has become accessible to virtually anyone as streaming becomes ubiquitous at the so-called citizen level. Trailblazers like Brent and his CRMPlayaz pa...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Video, Disney, Tech, New York Times, Gang, Sony, Gillmor Gang, Salesforce, Steve Gillmor, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Malik, Abe, Gillmor


Happy Independence Day, India!’: Google honours cultural traditions with unique doodle

Independence Day 2021: The Google doodle, illustrated by Mukherjee, illustrates the diverse dance forms of India. The artwork portrays...
Tags: Google, India, Mukherjee


Report: Java 'Surges' Back Up in Programming Language Popularity (slashdot)

"The programming language Java's popularity has been slowly declining in some programming language index rankings, but it's popped back into the second spot in RedMonk's latest chart," reports ZDNet: Javascript still rules in RedMonk's Q3 2021 language popularity rankings, which have been updated twice a year since 2010. Python overtook Java for the second spot in RedMonk's Q2 2020 ranking, and Java has remained there in Python's shadow ever since, but now it has jumped one spot to second — a...
Tags: Google, News, Paul Jensen, PERL, EditorDavid, Stephen O Grady, RedMonk, O Grady, RedMonk Java


Despite healthy orders, can Just Eat deliver on share price growth?

Brits didn’t ditch pizza and curry takeaways after lockdown ended, but delivery firms’ valuations don’t reflect thisOrdering a takeaway and sitting down with a box set was the height of entertainment for most people during successive coronavirus lockdowns – and this served up bumper sales and profits for a string of food delivery companies.But now that restaurants, cafes and other hospitality venues have reopened, will consumers lose their taste for ordering and go back to eating out?
Tags: Business, Technology, Investing, Food & drink industry, Coronavirus


Would You Let Amazon Scan Your Palm For $10?

"New Amazon CEO Andy Jassy is facing questions about how the company plans to use the data it gathers from its newly installed palm-reading scanners in some of the company's retail outlets," reports GeekWire: A group of three U.S. senators — Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), and Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) — sent a letter to Jassy asking a series of questions about its new Amazon One program which encourages people to make contactless payments via hand scans in its brick-and-mortar stores, s...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Samsung, Tech, Andy Jassy, New Amazon, Amazon One, Currently Amazon, Jassy, Jon Ossoff D Ga, Amy Klobuchar D Minn Bill Cassidy R La


Edtech’s next mission: Go everywhere

Thanks for reading Startups Weekly. Want the weekly digest in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here.  This past week, edtech entrepreneurs, investors and analysts congregated at ASU+GSV, a yearly global edtech conference, to reflect on the sector’s newfound spotlight after the massive jolt of COVID-19. Beyond masked excitement to finally meet Twitter friends in real life, signs of bullishness were everywhere. A digital-first talent development platform for interns that once didn’t have product...
Tags: TC, New York City, Tech, Ipcc, Getty Images, Austin, Un, Silicon Valley, Seth Rogen, Tigers, Edtech, Chris Sacca, Felt, Newsletters, Carta, Bryce Durbin


What Happens When Big Tech's Datacenters Come to Small Towns?

Earlier this month Time magazine reported on what it calls "the underside of an economy dominated by big tech companies." Few big tech companies that are building and hiring across America bring that wealth with them when they set up in new communities. Instead, they hire armies of low-paid contractors, many of whom are not guaranteed a job from one month to the next; some of the contracting companies have a history of alleged mistreatment of workers. Nor do local governments share in the compa...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Utah, Microsoft, America, Tech, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Towns, Time Magazine, Northern Virginia, Crook County, Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, Amazon Google, Prineville, Brasada Ranch


Deflecting Criticism, Russia Tries Insinuating 2018 Hole on Space Station Was US Sabotage

Remember that small leak on the International Space Station discovered in 2018 that was traced to a Russian module and apparently made by a drill bit? (Implicating the technicans that built the module on earth, Ars Technica wrote "There is evidence that a technician saw the drilling mistake and covered the hole with glue, which prevented the problem from being detected...") It's being revisited in the aftermath of a more recent incident involving Russia's Nauka science module to the Internati...
Tags: Russia, US, Tech, Ars Technica, Nasa, International Space Station, TASS, Nauka


Researchers Find Children 'Burn So Much Energy, They're Like a Difference Species'

A study of 6,400 people "from eight days old up to age 95, in 29 countries," finds that the human metabolism "peaks at the age of one, is stable from 20 to 60 and then inexorably declines," writes the BBC. Long-time Slashdot reader Hope Thelps shares their report: The study, published in the journal Science, found four phases of metabolic life: - birth to age one, when the metabolism shifts from being the same as the mother's to a lifetime high 50% above that of adults - a gentle slowdown u...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, Slashdot, Duke University, Herman Pontzer


NHK-Fintiv at the Supreme Court

I recently wrote about Apple’s pending petition to the Supreme Court on the NHK-Fintiv Rule.  Now Mylan Labs has followed up with an additional petition focusing on the same issues: Does the no-appeal provision of 35 U.S.C. § 314(d) “categorically preclude appeal of all decisions not to institute inter partes review?” Is the NHK-Fintiv Rule substantively and procedurally unlawful? Mylan Labs. Ltd. v. Janssen Pharmaceutica, N.V. (Supreme Court 2021) [Petition]  
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, Patent, NHK, NHK Fintiv, Mylan Labs Ltd, NHK Fintiv Rule Now Mylan Labs, Janssen Pharmaceutica N V Supreme Court


Resurrecting the humble business card, why going public is good, BNPL is everywhere at once

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by what the weekday Exchange column digs into, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here.  Happy weekend, friends. I am writing to you on Friday afternoon after powering through a grilled cheese. But as I have a huge iced coffee on deck, we can dodge a food coma and get right to work. Today we’re talking about a pretty neat venture round, chatting...
Tags: TC, San Francisco, Tech, Klarna, Gardner, Kumar, Newsletters, Sharma, Brent Bellm, Lux Capital, Anshu Sharma, The Exchange, Marqeta, Manu Kumar, Marc Andreeseen, Jason Gardner


China roundup: Alibaba’s sexual assault scandal and more delayed IPOs

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. A sexual assault case at Alibaba has sparked a new round of #MeToo reckoning in China. Industry observers believe this is a watershed moment for the fight against China’s allegedly misogynist tech industry. Meanwhile, social media operators are still undecided on how to deal with the unprecedented public uproar against the power...
Tags: TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Sexual Assault, China, Ipo, Tech, Beijing, Alibaba, Tencent, Alibaba Group, Financial Times, Weibo, Xinhua, Sina Weibo, NetEase


Report: Java 'Surges' Back Up in Programming Language Popularity

"The programming language Java's popularity has been slowly declining in some programming language index rankings, but it's popped back into the second spot in RedMonk's latest chart," reports ZDNet: Javascript still rules in RedMonk's Q3 2021 language popularity rankings, which have been updated twice a year since 2010. Python overtook Java for the second spot in RedMonk's Q2 2020 ranking, and Java has remained there in Python's shadow ever since, but now it has jumped one spot to second — a...
Tags: Google, Tech, Paul Jensen, PERL, Stephen O Grady, RedMonk, O Grady, RedMonk Java


Google infringed on five patents, a judge says, marking a legal win for Sonos

Products like Google Home and Pixel smartphones could be banned from import if the preliminary ruling is upheld. Eric Risberg/Associated Press Google infringed on five patents owned by Sonos, according to a preliminary ruling by a trade judge. Sonos first sued the Big Tech giant in January 2020. If the ruling is upheld, some of Google's products could be banned from import. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sonos scored a win in a patent battle with Google on Friday, whe...
Tags: Google, News, Law, California, US, Trends, Tech, Antitrust, Sonos, Bullock, US International Trade Commission, Big Tech, Charles Bullock, Tech Insider, Google Home, Eric Risberg


Man makes silicon chips in his garage fab

Sam Zeloof explains his homemade silicon chip fab process. The chips he makes are more powerful than Intel models from the 1960s, and he's leaving Moore's Law in the dust.
Tags: Gadgets, Video, News, Tech, Intel, Moore, Fabrication, Sam Zeloof


How the law got it wrong with Apple Card

Liz O'Sullivan Contributor Share on Twitter Liz O’Sullivan is CEO of Parity, a platform that automates model risk and algorithmic governance for the enterprise. She also advises the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project and the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots on all things artificial intelligence. More posts by this contributor Here are a few ways GPT-3 can go wrong Advocates of algorithmic jus...
Tags: Apple, Congress, Tech, Eu, Tim Cook, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Ftc, DFS, Patrick Hall, GPT, David Heinemeier Hansson, Goldman Apple, Federal Reserve OCC, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, Linda A Lacewell


Crypto’s coming of age moment

This week Danny and Alex and Chris took to Twitter Spaces to chat about the current state of the crypto economy, and hang out with friends in a live Twitter Space. We’re doing more of these, so make sure that you are following the show on Twitter. As a small programming note, I forgot to tell the folks who chimed in during the chat that we were recording it, so we had to cut most the Q&A portion of the show. We got Ezra’s permission, thankfully. The mixup was a bummer as we learned a lot. In ...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, America, Tech, Bitcoin, Crypto, Equity, Alex, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Chris, Ezra, Danny, Equity podcast, Twitter Spaces


The best VPNs you can get for Mac

VPNs are all too necessary to keep your internet activity private, but not all of them are ideal for Macs. Here are the best VPNs you can get for your Mac.
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends, Computing, Vpn, iMac, Internet Privacy


Apple exec defends the company's much-criticized plan to scan iPhones for child abuse images, saying the feature has been misunderstood

An Apple Store in Manhattan. Mike Segar/Reuters Apple's child-safety features have been "misunderstood," an exec told The Wall Street Journal. Earlier this month, the company announced two features that would scan iPhone and iCloud images. "I think in no way is this a backdoor," SVP Craig Federighi told the Journal. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple's Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering, said the company's plan to scan iPhone use...
Tags: Apple, News, Privacy, Trends, Software, Eff, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Craig, Reuters, Joanna Stern, Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF, CSAM, Craig Federighi, Federighi, Tech Insider


'No Effect Whatsoever' Found for Ivermectin in Major Study

In 1999 Los Angeles Times reporter Michael Hiltzik won a Pulitzer Prize. Now a business columnist for the Times, he writes that Ivermectin, "the latest supposed treatment for COVID-19 being touted by anti-vaccination groups, had 'no effect whatsoever' on the disease, according to a large patient study." (Alternate URL here) That's the conclusion of the Together Trial, which has subjected several purported nonvaccine treatments for COVID-19 to carefully designed clinical testing. The trial is s...
Tags: Tech, Egypt, Brazil, Times, Los Angeles Times, Mills, McMaster, Michael Hiltzik, Edward Mills, McMaster University in Hamilton Canada, National Institutes of Health Among


Amazon wants your palm prints. But lawmakers are asking why.

Amazon is under regulatory scrutiny for its palm-print scanning technology. Reuters A bipartisan group of senators sent Amazon a letter questioning its use of biometric data. The tech giant introduced Amazon One, a palm-print scanner, last year. Lawmakers raised questions about data privacy and security. See more stories on Insider's business page. A bipartisan trio of senators is questioning Amazon about its collection of biometric data.In a letter sent to Amazon's new CEO, Andy J...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Law, Whole Foods, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Amy Klobuchar, Bill Cassidy, Data Privacy, Biometrics, Reuters, Google Facebook, Andy Jassy, Cassidy, Sen Klobuchar


Ask Slashdot: Is There a 'Standard' Way of Formatting Numbers?

Long-time Slashdot reader Pieroxy is working on a new open source project, a web-based version of the system-monitoring software Conky. The ultimate goal is send the data to an HTML interface "to find some use for the old iPads/tablets/laptops we all have lying around. You can put them next to your screen and have your metrics displayed there...!" There's just one problem: "I had to come up with a way for users to format a number." I needed a small string the user could write to describe exac...
Tags: Tech, Slashdot, Standard Way of Formatting Numbers, Pieroxy


Apple Says Fix Planned for 'You Do Not Have Permission to Open the Application' Error When Using a Scanner on Mac

In a newly published support document on its website, Apple has acknowledged an error that some users may receive when they try to use a scanner with a Mac in the Image Capture app, Preview app, or the Printers & Scanners section of System Preferences. A screenshot of the error message from the HP Support Community When attempting to use a scanner with a Mac, Apple said users might get an error message indicating they do not have permission to open the application, followed by the name of th...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Reddit, Mac Apple, macOS Big Sur


'Blue' Hydrogen Is Worse For the Climate Than Coal, Study Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Most hydrogen today is made by exposing natural gas to high heat, pressure, and steam in a process that creates carbon dioxide as a byproduct. In what's called "gray" hydrogen, all that carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere. In "blue" hydrogen, facilities capture the carbon dioxide and sell it or store it, usually deep underground. Blue hydrogen is viewed by some as a bridge fuel, a way to build the hydrogen economy while waiting fo...
Tags: Tech, Epa, Mark Jacobson, Jacobson, Howarth, Robert Howarth, Climate Than Coal Study Says



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