A New Botnet Is Covertly Targeting Millions of Servers

Researchers have found what they believe is a previously undiscovered botnet that uses unusually advanced measures to covertly target millions of servers around the world. ARS TECHNICA This story originally appeared on Ars Technica, a trusted...

Facebook Finally Cracks Down on QAnon

It was quite a week for indictments. The Department of Justice charged former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon in connection with an allegedly fraudulent nonprofit that raised over $25 million to help build the...

GPT-3, Bloviator: OpenAI’s language generator has no idea what it’s talking about

Since OpenAI first described its new AI language-generating system called GPT-3 in May, hundreds of media outlets (including MIT Technology Review) have written about the system and its capabilities. Twitter has been abuzz about...

Horror Movies Seem to Really Hate the Suburbs

Hollywood movies usually depict the suburbs as a place of conformity and dark secrets. Horror author Grady Hendrix says this is particularly true of 1980s films like Poltergeist and A Nightmare on Elm Street,...

Facebook is training robot assistants to hear as well as see

The algorithms build on FAIR’s work in January of this year, when an agent was trained in Habitat to navigate unfamiliar environments without a map. Using just a depth-sensing camera, GPS, and compass data,...

Inside the get-rich-quick scheme that cost Amazon sellers thousands — and then got them...

Like many Amazon sellers, Chad Christensen had his ups and downs over the years trying to make a living on the giant shopping platform. But when the 58-year-old from Ogden, Utah, heard about an...

Prospects for game-changers in submarine-detection technology – The Strategist

Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) has always been a game of hide and seek, with adversarial states looking to adopt and deploy emerging technologies in submarine stealth or detection to give them the strategic edge. The...

2021: The year of the great enterprise disconnect

Due to the unprecedented shutdown of businesses during the pandemic, most white-collar workers went from hours-long commutes to working fulltime from a guest bedroom somewhere in the suburbs. In the past, most enterprises resisted...

CSIRO technology provides safer gold analysis at Kirkland Lake – SafeToWork

The Fosterville operation. Image: Kirkland Lake Gold Latest News Kirkland Lake Gold will install Chrysos PhotonAssay technology to provide faster, safer and more accurate gold analysis at the Fosterville mine in Victoria. Australian company Chrysos offers...

What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1.48

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code has become one of the most popular developer tools around. Built using GitHub’s cross-platform Electron framework, Visual Studio Code is a full-featured, extensible, open source code editor that supports a wide...

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