California’s air conditioner-driven blackouts are only the start

As record-breaking heat waves baked Californians last month, the collective strain of millions of air conditioners forced the state’s grid operators to plunge hundreds of thousands of households into darkness. The rolling blackouts offered just...

Walmart+ will finally launch in September. Can it compete with Amazon Prime?

Walmart’s much-anticipated membership program, Walmart+, will finally launch nationwide September 15, the company announced Tuesday, about six months after the Covid-19 pandemic pushed the retailer to delay its original timing. The brick-and-mortar retail giant...

Employee-monitoring technology: Productivity vs privacy – INTHEBLACK

Is your employee-monitoring technology crossing the line between tracking productivity and violating employee privacy? At a glance Employee-monitoring software goes well beyond timesheet applications that track attendance and billable hours. Such software can also monitor which applications...

What’s new in Rust 1.46

The unique approach of the Rust programming language results in better code with fewer compromises than C, C++, Go, and the other languages you probably use. It also gets updated regularly, often every month. Where...

Amid the covid-19 pandemic, shifting business priorities

As efforts to contain covid-19 crippled entire economies, put millions out of work, and forced office workers to clock in and out at home, every business—and every individual—has made changes. Some adjustments are or...

A Beautiful Yet Grim Map Shows How Wildfire Smoke Spreads

Now, in the map menu, click on “Vertically Integrated Smoke.” Instead of measuring smoke around 8 meters off the ground, it’s modeling what a 25-kilometer-high column of air looks like in a given place...

Safeguarding future cities and workplaces with video technology – ChannelLife Australia

Article by Milestone Systems South Pacific country manager Brett Hansen. The world has changed, possibly forever. They say that conflict is often a driver for social revolution, as well as technological advancements, and the current...

Covid Is Accelerating a Global Censorship Crisis

More than 180,000 people in the United States have now died from the coronavirus, a horrifying loss of human life that stands in profound contrast to the pandemic’s duration and severity in the rest...

Elon Musk’s Neuralink is neuroscience theater

Rock-climb without fear. Play a symphony in your head. See radar with superhuman vision. Discover the nature of consciousness. Cure blindness, paralysis, deafness, and mental illness. Those are just a few of the applications...

Feeling the need for NBN speed? Just craving fibre? Technology Choice can get you...

A lot of water has gone under the bridge since Australia’s National Broadband Network was conceived, changed, and ultimately implemented. What started as a grand vision (perhaps unrealistic) for near universal fibre to every...

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