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Report: The Government and Tech Need to Cooperate on AI

Report: The Government and Tech Need to Cooperate on AI

America’s national security depends on the government getting access to the artificial intelligence breakthroughs made by the technology industry.So says a report submitted to Congress Monday by the National Security Commission on AI. The group, which includes executives from Google, Microsoft, Oracle, and Amazon, says the Pentagon and intelligence agencies need a better relationship with…
Freedom of the Net 2019 report: The internet is getting less free

Freedom of the Net 2019 report: The internet is getting less free

Free speech and privacy on the internet declined globally for the ninth consecutive year according to the Freedom on the Net 2019 report by bipartisan watchdog and think tank Freedom House. The report’s authors cite two main reasons for the decline: increased online election interference — by government and civilian actors alike — and increased…
Report: Samsung to shut down custom CPU division in US – 9to5Google

Report: Samsung to shut down custom CPU division in US – 9to5Google

Samsung is set to shut down its custom CPU division based in the United States with up to 290 employees set to bear the brunt in layoffs. The reports come from The Statesman after Samsung filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining letter in the state of Texas. This letter notifies the state that the 290…
Report: Nintendo wants to bring cancelled 3DS games to Switch – Eurogamer.net

Report: Nintendo wants to bring cancelled 3DS games to Switch – Eurogamer.net

Plans could include a cancelled 3DS Fire Emblem game. Nintendo is rumoured to be considering bringing a range of cancelled 3DS games to Nintendo Switch, including a previously-cancelled Fire Emblem game.In an interview with Kinda Funny, former Game Informer editor, Imran Khan, spoke at length about what he'd learned about Nintendo's plans, including details about the…
Rocket Report: Russia plans a mini Falcon 9; Shotwell takes aim at Blue

Rocket Report: Russia plans a mini Falcon 9; Shotwell takes aim at Blue

Trust in thrust — "They're two years older than us, and they have yet to reach orbit." Eric Berger - Nov 1, 2019 11:00 am UTC Enlarge / The Electron launch vehicle is ready to soar.Welcome to Edition 2.21 of the Rocket Report! As always, there are intriguing developments in the world of lift this…
Report: Overwatch 2, new mode and Echo coming at BlizzCon 2019 – Polygon

Report: Overwatch 2, new mode and Echo coming at BlizzCon 2019 – Polygon

Overwatch 2, long believed to be in the pipeline at Blizzard Entertainment, will be revealed at BlizzCon 2019 next weekend — with new hero Echo finally joining the game’s ranks, according to a report on ESPN.com. Rod Breslau, writing for ESPN, cited a source within BlizzCon and a training document for the event in this…
Rocket Report: Would you buy Virgin Galactic stock? Rocket Lab goes lunar

Rocket Report: Would you buy Virgin Galactic stock? Rocket Lab goes lunar

Booster IQ — "Small satellites will play a crucial role in science and exploration." Eric Berger - Oct 25, 2019 11:00 am UTC Enlarge / The Rocket Report is published weekly.Welcome to Edition 2.20 of the Rocket Report! This week we have not one, but two stories about a company that wants to launch Ukrainian-made…
Report: Microsoft’s new Secured-core PC initiative

Report: Microsoft’s new Secured-core PC initiative

quis custodiet ipsos custodes — Secured-core extends the root of trust past the boot environment itself. Jim Salter - Oct 23, 2019 10:45 am UTC As recently as 2016, firmware vulnerabilities weren't being sought out and found very often. But starting in 2017, one or more has been discovered pretty much every day.Microsoft on Tuesday…
Report: Jimi Hendrix, On Acid, Was Unbeatable At Risk – Kotaku

Report: Jimi Hendrix, On Acid, Was Unbeatable At Risk – Kotaku

You may not associate Jimi Hendrix with board gaming, but as you’re about to find out, the former (and very brief) member of the 101st Airborne Division was a fiend for military strategy classic Risk.In an interview with Sirius (which actually took place last year, but only just surfaced thanks to some reddit posts), Graham…
Report: Home builders ditch Nest products after Google takeover

Report: Home builders ditch Nest products after Google takeover

Use standards — Forcing users into a Google account doesn't work for the home building industry. Ron Amadeo - Oct 18, 2019 7:38 pm UTC Enlarge / Coming soon to a Nest near you: Your Google account. Google's "Nest" smart home division has seen major upheaval this year, and according to a report from Bloomberg,…

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NASA restores Apollo Mission Control to its 1969 Moon landing condition

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, which is coming up on July 20, NASA has restored and re-opened the original Apollo Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center in Houston. The restoration is a painstakingly detailed recreation, which involved years of research of archival footage and photography, and seven months of restoration…

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