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Image: Hubble sees a spiral in good company

This image, taken with Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3, features the spiral galaxy NGC 4680. Two other galaxies, at the far right and bottom center of the image, flank NGC 4680. NGC 4680 enjoyed a wave of attention in 1997, as it played host to a supern.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 14th, 2021

Ennoconn sees challenge from supply-side constraints

The ongoing shortage of crucial chips and components will be challenging industrial PC maker Ennoconn in the second half of 2021, according to the company president Nelson Tsai......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News11 min. ago

Theranos Patients: The Emerging Wild Card in the Trial of Elizabeth Holmes

The government hopes patient testimony -- if a judge allows it -- in the closely watched criminal fraud trial will support the charge that Elizabeth Holmes touted the company's medical tests as reliable despite knowing of bad results. The former exec.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News3 hr. 39 min. ago

UK Considers Blocking Nvidia Takeover of ARM Over Security

According to Bloomberg, the U.K. is considering blocking a takeover of Arm by Nvidia due to potential risks to national security. SoftBank announced plans to sell Arm to U.S. chip company Nvidia last September for more than $40 billion. It's been und.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News3 hr. 39 min. ago

Blizzard president J. Allen Brack steps down amid sexual harassment lawsuit against parent company

A statement from Blizzard, which you can read below, explains that Brack is "stepping down" from his position as leader of the studio from today and being replaced by Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra, who will co-lead the company......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News6 hr. 38 min. ago

T-Mobile vanishes from Call of Duty and Overwatch websites as Activision Blizzard lawsuit draws controversy

Dexerto reports that the T-Mobile logo no longer appears on the Call of Duty League (CDL) website, despite being visible on July 21. The Overwatch League website is also missing the company's name, though it was there as recently as July 27, and T-Mo.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News6 hr. 38 min. ago

Why Do Image Files Need Different Formats?

Most of your digital photos use the JPEG format, but when you download an image from the web, it may be using the more modern WebP format. But why do we need so many file types? And how are they different?.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News6 hr. 38 min. ago

Lyft reaches adjusted profitability milestone despite continuing net losses

Today after the bell, U.S. ride-hailing company Lyft reported its second quarter financial performance. In aggregate the company’s performance was a rebound from the year-ago second quarter, which was heavily impacted by the onset of the COVID-.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 38 min. ago

Security flaws found in popular EV chargers

U.K. cybersecurity company Pen Test Partners has identified several vulnerabilities in the APIs of six home electric vehicle charging brands and a large public EV charging network. While the charger manufacturers resolved most of the issues, the find.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 38 min. ago

A Silicon Valley VC firm with $1.8B in assets was hit by ransomware

Advanced Technology Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm with more than $1.8 billion in assets under its management, was hit by a ransomware attack in July that saw cybercriminals steal personal information on the company’s private i.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 38 min. ago

Discord now lets you customize your user profile on its apps

For mobile users, Discord is adding one new feature that you’d find on a more traditional social app. The company rolled out an option for users to customize their profiles across its iOS and Android apps Tuesday, following the feature’s.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 38 min. ago

Nikola cuts delivery outlook for its electric semi trucks

Nikola, the electric truck startup that went public via a SPAC merger, warned Tuesday that supply chain constraints are causing numerous delays forcing it to slash its vehicle delivery projections in half. The company, which is still in pre-productio.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 38 min. ago

Rani Therapeutics’ $73M IPO will fund upcoming clinical trials

Rani Therapeutics, a San Jose-based company developing a pill to replace medical injections, went public on Friday.  According to S-1 filings, shares were estimated to price between $14 and $16 last week. On Friday, shares debuted slightly lower, ar.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 38 min. ago

How Did People Find the Fundamental Charge With Drops of Oil?

Back in 1909, figuring out the charge of a single electron was a Nobel-worthy pursuit. Today, it’s a good lesson in understanding four key forces......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated News6 hr. 38 min. ago

Blizzard"s President is Stepping Down Amid Culture Scandal

Activision Blizzard President J. Allen Brack is stepping down from the company after Blizzard was sued by the state of California last week for discriminating against women and fostering a "frat boy" culture that entailed sexual harassment and discri.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 11 min. ago

Uber Requires Nondisclosure Agreement Before Helping CarjackedDriver

An anonymous reader shares a report: Five months after he was carjacked while driving for Uber, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage to his car, David Morrow finally received an offer of assistance from the company: $1,000, the amount of his i.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 11 min. ago

Facebook Researchers Hope To Bring Together Two Foes: Encryption and Ads

Facebook is bulking up a team of artificial intelligence researchers, including a key hire from Microsoft, to study ways of analyzing encrypted data without decrypting it, the company confirmed to the Information. From the report: The research could.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 11 min. ago

Apple"s Touch ID-enabled Keyboard is Finally Available on Its Own

Three-and-half months after launching the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID, Apple is finally breaking it out from its iMac bundle. The accessory is now available as a standalone through Apple Stores and the company's site. From a report: There are two ve.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 11 min. ago

The Activision Blizzard lawsuit could be a watershed moment for the business world. Here"s why

Even if you're not an avid gamer, there's a good chance you've heard of "Call of Duty," "World of Warcraft" or "Candy Crush." Those games, which are played by hundreds of millions of people around the world and have in some cases attained the status.....»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News12 hr. 39 min. ago

Trusted platform module security defeated in 30 minutes, no soldering required

Sometimes, locking down a laptop with the latest defenses isn't enough. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Let’s say you’re a large company that has just shipped an employee a brand-new replacement laptop. And let’s say it comes preconfigure.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News14 hr. 11 min. ago

Cadillac saves its best for last: The 2022 CT4-V Blackwing

Cadillac's Blackwings are its swan song to the gasoline performance-car era. This is Cadillac's final generation of internal combustion-powered sports sedans, and the company is going out on a.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News15 hr. 39 min. ago