Boom says its supersonic XB-1 aircraft test program will be ‘fully carbon neutral’

February 24, 2020 at 06:21PM Commercial aviation isn’t typically the place to look if you’re after carbon-light initiatives. Jet fuel isn’t generally very green, and airplanes burn a lot of it when traversing the skies. But supersonic flight startup Boom wants to change the perception of commercial aviation as an emissions-costly prospect, starting with theirContinue reading “Boom says its supersonic XB-1 aircraft test program will be ‘fully carbon neutral’”

Xbox Series X: Microsoft reveals range of new details about console

February 24, 2020 at 02:33PM Specs will allow for new features in addition to better performance, Xbox claims Xbox Series X: Microsoft reveals range of new details about console … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Xbox Series X: Microsoft reveals range of new details about console

An Airbnb For Farmland Hits A Snag, As Farmers Raise Data Privacy Concerns

February 24, 2020 at 10:03AM The Internet startup Tillable wants to match farmers with farmland available for rent. The problem? Farmers already on that land fear their farm data is being used against them. An Airbnb For Farmland Hits A Snag, As Farmers Raise Data Privacy Concerns…

The real test of an AI machine is when it can admit to not knowing something | John Naughton

February 22, 2020 at 04:00PM Mark Zuckerberg and Brussels both have ideas on AI regulation, but it’s a Cambridge statistician who has produced something intelligible On Wednesday the European Commission launched a blizzard of proposals and policy papers under the general umbrella of “shaping Europe’s digital future”. The documents released included: a report on theContinue reading “The real test of an AI machine is when it can admit to not knowing something | John Naughton”

Lightspeed leads Laiye’s $42M round to bet on Chinese enterprise IT

February 24, 2020 at 03:49AM Laiye, a Chinese startup that offers robotic process automation services to several major tech firms in the nation and government agencies, has raised $42 million in a new funding round as it looks to scale its business. The new financing round, Series C, was co-led by Lightspeed Venture Partners andContinue reading “Lightspeed leads Laiye’s $42M round to bet on Chinese enterprise IT”

Study Finds Century-old Combat Helmet Superior Shield Against Brain Trauma

February 22, 2020 at 12:26AM Combat helmets have always been made to protect against blunt objects, not blast waves. Despite improvements in helmet design, battlefield brain injuries continue. Study Finds Century-old Combat Helmet Superior Shield Against Brain Trauma…

Call for English councils to be given powers to regulate Airbnb

February 21, 2020 at 05:25PM Caroline Lucas urges move to help ease ‘intolerable’ pressure on availability of local housing Local councils in England must be given powers to regulate Airbnb and other short-term letting sites in order to alleviate the “intolerable” pressure they put on the availability of local housing, the Green party MP, CarolineContinue reading “Call for English councils to be given powers to regulate Airbnb”

EV fleet management gets another venture-backed contender as Electriphi raises $3.5 million

February 21, 2020 at 04:41AM Electriphi, a provider of charging management and fleet monitoring software for electric vehicles, has joined the scrum of startups looking to provide services to the growing number of electric vehicle fleets in the U.S. The San Francisco-based company has just raised $3.5 million in seed funding from investors, including WireframeContinue reading “EV fleet management gets another venture-backed contender as Electriphi raises $3.5 million”

DSP Concepts raises $14.5M for its Audio Weaver platform

February 21, 2020 at 04:14PM DSP Concepts — a startup whose Audio Weaver software is used by companies as varied as Tesla, Porsche, GoPro and Braun Audio — is announcing that it’s raised $14.5 million in Series B funding. The startup goal, as explained to me by CEO Chin Beckmann and CTO Paul Beckmann (yep,Continue reading “DSP Concepts raises $14.5M for its Audio Weaver platform”

US campaign against Huawei’s 5G role in UK set to continue

February 20, 2020 at 08:27PM Issue raised by Trumps chief of staff Mick Mulvaney in meeting with Dominic Cummings The White House campaign against Britain’s decision to allow Huawei to supply 5G network technology is expected to continue after a critical UK-US meeting at Downing Street broke up without reaching agreement on the issue. SourcesContinue reading “US campaign against Huawei’s 5G role in UK set to continue”

Revealed: the areas in the UK with one Airbnb for every four homes

February 20, 2020 at 05:22PM ‘Out-of-control’ dominance of rentals in some communities depriving locals of homes, critics say The Devon village changed by Airbnb How Airbnb is forcing out Barcelona locals Airbnb has become so prevalent in Great Britain that some parts of the country now have one listing for every four properties, prompting concernContinue reading “Revealed: the areas in the UK with one Airbnb for every four homes”

Barnier’s environmental and labour demands are a sham – Britain should stop trying to negotiate with the EU

February 19, 2020 at 08:03PM Barnier’s environmental and labour demands are a sham – Britain should stop trying to negotiate with the EU … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Barnier’s environmental and labour demands are a sham – Britain should stop trying to negotiate with the EU

Samsung explains creepy ‘1’ notification that sent users into panic

February 20, 2020 at 12:11PM Samsung has explained a “creepy” notification that was sent to its users worldwide. Samsung explains creepy '1' notification that sent users into panic … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Samsung explains creepy '1' notification that sent users into panic

Personal details of 10.6m MGM hotel guests revealed by hackers, report says

February 20, 2020 at 01:24AM Justin Bieber and Jack Dorsey among those targeted by hack MGM confident no financial or password data breached Personal details of more than 10.6 million former guests of MGM Resorts hotels, including Justin Bieber and Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey, were posted on an online hacking forum this week, accordingContinue reading “Personal details of 10.6m MGM hotel guests revealed by hackers, report says”

iPhone SE 2: New Apple handset to be released soon but coronavirus issues could make it hard to buy, report claims

February 19, 2020 at 05:31PM Cheaper, smaller handset still on track for release date, previous reports have suggested iPhone SE 2: New Apple handset to be released soon but coronavirus issues could make it hard to buy, report claims … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: iPhone SE 2: New Apple handset to be released soonContinue reading “iPhone SE 2: New Apple handset to be released soon but coronavirus issues could make it hard to buy, report claims”

SentinelOne raises $200M at a $1.1B valuation to expand its AI-based endpoint security platform

February 19, 2020 at 04:30PM As cybercrime continues to evolve and expand, a startup that is building a business focused on endpoint security has raised a big round of funding. SentinelOne — which provides a machine learning-based solution for monitoring and securing laptops, phones, containerised applications and the many other devices and services connected to aContinue reading “SentinelOne raises $200M at a $1.1B valuation to expand its AI-based endpoint security platform”

Google Cloud acquires mainframe migration service Cornerstone

February 19, 2020 at 03:00PM Google today announced that it has acquired Cornerstone, a Dutch company that specializes in helping enterprise migrate their legacy workloads from mainframes to public clouds. Cornerstone, which provides very hands-on migration assistance, will form the basis of Google Cloud’s mainframe-to-GCP solutions. This move is very much in line with GoogleContinue reading “Google Cloud acquires mainframe migration service Cornerstone”

Not so white, male and straight: the video games industry is changing

February 19, 2020 at 07:00AM BAME and LGBTQ+ representation is above the average for the UK’s creative industries, while the number of women in the games industry is creeping upwards The old stereotype of video game players as spotty, socially isolated boys in basements is finally disappearing after decades, but the popular image of gameContinue reading “Not so white, male and straight: the video games industry is changing”