The Independent - Tech

‘Quantum apocalypse’: How ultra-powerful computers could cripple governments and effectively break the internet

October 06, 2019 at 01:44PM 'Our modern systems of finance, commerce, communication, transportation, manufacturing, energy, government, and healthcare will for all intents and purposes cease to function,' cyber security expert warns 'Quantum apocalypse': How ultra-powerful computers could cripple governments and effectively break the internet ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: 'Quantum apocalypse': How ultra-powerful computers… Continue reading ‘Quantum apocalypse’: How ultra-powerful computers could cripple governments and effectively break the internet

Technology | The Guardian

Death Stranding: will Hideo Kojima’s mystery project redefine gaming?

October 04, 2019 at 12:35PM It’s the most eagerly awaited game of the year – and it stars everyone from Guillermo del Toro to the Bionic Woman. We tell the inside story of the dystopian thrillerImagine a world where babies are stored in life-support jars, humans are stalked by oily ghosts, and the American president… Continue reading Death Stranding: will Hideo Kojima’s mystery project redefine gaming?

Enterprise – TechCrunch

A startup factory? $1.2B-exit team launches $65M super{set}

October 02, 2019 at 05:43PM Think Jack Dorsey’s jobs are tough? Well, Tom Chavez is running six startups. He thinks building businesses can be boiled down to science, so today he’s unveiling his laboratory for founding, funding and operating companies. He and his team have already proven they can do it themselves after selling their… Continue reading A startup factory? $1.2B-exit team launches $65M super{set}

Enterprise – TechCrunch

Alibaba unveils Hanguang 800, an AI inference chip it says significantly increases the speed of machine learning tasks

September 25, 2019 at 07:40AM Alibaba Group introduced its first AI inference chip today, a neural processing unit called Hanguang 800 that it says makes performing machine learning tasks dramatically faster and more energy-efficient. The chip, announced today during Alibaba Cloud’s annual Apsara Computing Conference in Hangzhou, is already being used to power features on… Continue reading Alibaba unveils Hanguang 800, an AI inference chip it says significantly increases the speed of machine learning tasks

Enterprise – TechCrunch

Fivetran hauls in $44M Series B as data pipeline business booms

September 24, 2019 at 01:55PM Fivetran, a startup that helps companies move data from disparate repositories to data warehouses, announced $44 million Series B financing today, less than a year after collecting a $15 million Series A round. Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z) led the round with participation from existing investors Matrix Partners and CEAS Investments. As… Continue reading Fivetran hauls in $44M Series B as data pipeline business booms

The Independent - Tech

PS5 to use far less energy — but only if people tell it to, Sony says

September 23, 2019 at 08:20AM Announcement made as part of PlayStation's work with the UN on climate change PS5 to use far less energy — but only if people tell it to, Sony says ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: PS5 to use far less energy — but only if people tell it to, Sony… Continue reading PS5 to use far less energy — but only if people tell it to, Sony says

Technology | The Guardian

Google signs up to $2bn wind and solar investment

September 20, 2019 at 03:54PM Tech giant’s push for greener energy prompts biggest renewable energy deal in corporate historyGoogle’s chief executive has revealed plans for the biggest renewable energy deal in corporate history.Sundar Pichai said the clean energy deal will include 18 separate agreements to supply Google with electricity from wind and solar projects across… Continue reading Google signs up to $2bn wind and solar investment

Enterprise – TechCrunch

Google is investing $3.3B to build clean data centers in Europe

September 20, 2019 at 01:54PM Google announced today that it was investing 3 billion euro (approximately $3.3 billion USD) to expand its data center presence in Europe. What’s more, the company pledged the data centers would be environmentally friendly. This new investment is in addition to the $7 billion the company has invested since 2007… Continue reading Google is investing $3.3B to build clean data centers in Europe

GreenTech – TechCrunch

Google announces 18 new renewable energy deals

September 19, 2019 at 09:00PM Google today announced its largest package of renewable energy deals yet. Worth a total of 1,600-megawatts, the package includes 18 deals in the U.S., Chile and Europe. This brings Google’s current set of wind and solar agreements to about 5,500 megawatts (MW) and the company’s number of total renewables projects… Continue reading Google announces 18 new renewable energy deals

GreenTech – TechCrunch

Amazon’s ‘climate pledge’ commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and 100% renewables by 2030

September 19, 2019 at 05:30PM In Washington today, Amazon announced a series of initiatives and issued a call for companies to reduce their carbon emissions 10 years ahead of the goals set forth in the Paris Agreement as part of a sweeping effort to reduce its own environmental footprint. “We’re done being in the middle… Continue reading Amazon’s ‘climate pledge’ commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2040 and 100% renewables by 2030

GreenTech – TechCrunch

The man behind Tesla’s Powerwall is now pitching an all-in-one power management system for homes

September 19, 2019 at 09:00AM Arch Rao, the former head of product at Tesla who was behind the company’s Powerwall home energy storage is system, is back with a new company pitching energy management and efficiency for homes. Span is looking to upgrade the electrical fuse box for homes with a digital system that integrates… Continue reading The man behind Tesla’s Powerwall is now pitching an all-in-one power management system for homes

GreenTech – TechCrunch

Amazon orders 100K electric delivery trucks from Rivian as part of going carbon neutral by 2040

September 19, 2019 at 04:06PM Amazon will be stepping up its efforts to reduce its climate impact, CEO Jeff Bezos announced on Thursday. The company will be ordering 100,000 electric delivery trucks from Michigan’s Rivian as part of this commitment, Bezos said. The commerce giant will seek to meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral… Continue reading Amazon orders 100K electric delivery trucks from Rivian as part of going carbon neutral by 2040

Enterprise – TechCrunch

Salesforce is developing an app to help build a sustainable company

September 18, 2019 at 01:03PM Salesforce has always tried to be a socially responsible company, encouraging employees to work in the community, giving 1% of its profits to different causes and building and productizing the 1-1-1 philanthropic model. The company now wants to help other organizations be more sustainable to reduce their carbon footprint, and… Continue reading Salesforce is developing an app to help build a sustainable company

Business

Brent crude oil prices surge by 19pc as Saudi Arabia struggles to restore production after Houthi drone attack

September 16, 2019 at 06:00AM Brent crude oil prices surge by 19pc as Saudi Arabia struggles to restore production after Houthi drone attack ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Brent crude oil prices surge by 19pc as Saudi Arabia struggles to restore production after Houthi drone attack

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Ten questions for 2020 presidential candidate John Delaney

September 13, 2019 at 04:32PM In November 2020, America will go to the polls to vote in perhaps the most consequential election in a generation. The winner will lead the country amid great social, economic and ecological unrest. The 2020 election will be a referendum on both the current White House and the direction of… Continue reading Ten questions for 2020 presidential candidate John Delaney

Justin Bachman / Bloomberg · TIME

Time: The Next Generation of Airbus Aircraft Will Track Your Bathroom Visits

September 12, 2019 at 01:43PM (Bloomberg) — Attention airline bathroom loiterers: The next generation of Airbus aircraft will track how long you’ve been in there. It’s all part of an effort to make commercial cabins a digitally aware domain. The program is Airbus’s bid to raise the Internet of Things — that buzz-phrase for connected… Continue reading Time: The Next Generation of Airbus Aircraft Will Track Your Bathroom Visits

Andrew Blum · TIME

Time: The Tech Innovations We Need to Happen if We’re Going to Survive Climate Change

September 12, 2019 at 12:15PM Harry Campbell for TIME In the 1970s, the U.S. Department of Energy poured money into making practical a miraculous technology: the ability to convert sunlight into electricity. Solar energy was a pipe dream, far too expensive and unreliable to be considered a practical power source. But yesterday’s moon shot is… Continue reading Time: The Tech Innovations We Need to Happen if We’re Going to Survive Climate Change

The Independent - Tech

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency will be blocked in Europe, France says

September 12, 2019 at 09:07AM French Finance Minister says: 'We cannot authorise the development of Libra on European soil' Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency will be blocked in Europe, France says ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency will be blocked in Europe, France says

Enterprise – TechCrunch

Kubernetes co-founder Craig McLuckie is as tired of talking about Kubernetes as you are

September 11, 2019 at 03:05PM “I’m so tired of talking about Kubernetes . I want to talk about something else,” joked Kubernetes co-founder and VP of R&D at VMware Craig McLuckie during a keynote interview at this week’s Cloud Foundry Summit in The Hague. “I feel like that 80s band that had like one hit song… Continue reading Kubernetes co-founder Craig McLuckie is as tired of talking about Kubernetes as you are

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Time: How Microsoft’s Brad Smith is Trying to Restore Your Trust in Big Tech

September 08, 2019 at 02:00PM Inside a sunny conference room on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash., a small team of employees is describing how technology can save the world. From technology. Microsoft’s Digital Diplomacy unit consists of two dozen policy experts who work on everything from the ethical use of artificial intelligence to protecting… Continue reading Time: How Microsoft’s Brad Smith is Trying to Restore Your Trust in Big Tech