Category: Technology

  • Visitors from other universes converge in new trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Visitors from other universes converge in new trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home

    Spider-Man: No Way Home hits theaters on December 17, 2021. Sony Pictures teased a new trailer for Spider-Man: No Way Home yesterday, then dropped said trailer this evening at a global fan event in Los Angeles, featuring a surprise appearance by star Tom Holland. In the trailer, a magic spell gone wrong unleashes a multiverse of villainy […]

  • Accelerating development in aerospace for more urban mobility

    Accelerating development in aerospace for more urban mobility

    The next wave of aerospace is just around the corner, and a lot of that innovation is happening thanks to new, faster methods of development. “What’s happening now is that companies are trying to understand how they take the lessons from Agile software development and apply those to Agile product development,” explains Dale Tutt, vice […]

  • Meet this unique, compact Android phone from a Japanese toaster company

    Meet this unique, compact Android phone from a Japanese toaster company

    Enlarge / The Balmuda Phone. It’s designed to be held. Balmuda It’s not every day you see a smartphone launch that truly looks like something new and different, but say hello to the “Balmuda Phone.” This is a unique, compact little Android phone, totally out of left field, from a luxury Japanese toaster maker. You […]

  • The Department of Defense is issuing AI ethics guidelines for tech contractors

    The Department of Defense is issuing AI ethics guidelines for tech contractors

    The purpose of the guidelines is to make sure that tech contractors stick to the DoD’s existing ethical principles for AI, says Goodman. The DoD announced these principles last year, following a two-year study commissioned by the Defense Innovation Board, an advisory panel of leading technology researchers and businesspeople set up in 2016 to bring […]

  • Valve provides a deep dive into Steam Deck’s custom hardware design

    Valve provides a deep dive into Steam Deck’s custom hardware design

    Valve’s full, hours-long, developer-focused presentation. Valve’s portable Steam Deck hardware may be delayed by a couple of months, but that didn’t stop Valve from discussing plenty of interesting details about the system during a wide-ranging developer-focused livestream Friday. That included a lot of nitty-gritty talk about hardware specs and software interpolation, but also design decisions […]

  • Digital transformation is changing banking from the inside out

    Digital transformation is changing banking from the inside out

    Companies across all industries are faced with the urgent need to transform the way they do business, including financial services, but changes abound with governance, security, and culture. A shift in mindset and perspective away from “the way things have always been done” is key to a successful digital transformation and to providing the frictionless […]

  • Next Windows 11 update makes the Blue Screen of Death blue again

    Next Windows 11 update makes the Blue Screen of Death blue again

    Microsoft is pushing another bug-fix update for Windows 11 out to its Beta and Release Preview Insider channels today, and like all the Windows 11 bug-fix updates released so far, the list of resolved issues is more than long enough to vindicate anyone who decided to stay on Windows 10 for a few more months. […]

  • Doom’s creator goes after “Doomscroll”

    Doom’s creator goes after “Doomscroll”

    Aurich Lawson | Getty Images Dustin Mitchell was scanning the local news one day when inspiration struck in an unlikely article. The report was on a woman who, in a fit of QAnon mania, had destroyed a display of face masks at a Scottsdale, Arizona, Target store. The woman later explained what brought her to […]

  • Why the chip shortage drags on and on… and on

    Why the chip shortage drags on and on… and on

    Bloomberg | Getty Images The semiconductor industry lives at the cutting edge of technological progress. So why can’t it churn out enough chips to keep the world moving? Nearly two years into pandemic-caused disruptions, a severe shortage of computer chips—the components at the heart of smartphones, laptops, and innumerable other products—continues to affect manufacturers across […]

  • Open-sourcing of protein-structure software is already paying off

    Open-sourcing of protein-structure software is already paying off

    Humphreys et. al. It is now relatively trivial to determine the order of amino acids in a protein. Figuring out how that order translates to a complicated three-dimensional structure that performs a specific function, however, is extremely challenging. But after decades of slow progress, Google’s DeepMind AI group announced that it has made tremendous strides toward […]