Intel CEO seeks $10B subsidy to build a chip factory in Europe
Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. (Reuters) — Intel wants 8 billion euros ($9.7 billion) in public subsidies towards building a semiconductor factory in Europe, its CEO was cited as saying on Friday, as the region seeks to reduce its reliance... Read more
More US agencies potentially hacked, this time with Pulse Secure exploits
Getty Images At least five US federal agencies may have experienced cyberattacks that targeted recently discovered security flaws that give hackers free rein over vulnerable networks, the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said on Friday. The vulnerabilities in Pulse Connect Secure, a VPN that employees use to remotely... Read more
Best Bluetooth audio glasses and sunglasses for 2021
Audio glasses, which have integrated micro-speakers and a Bluetooth connection, are proliferating. Bose is leading the way with its Frames audio sunglasses. Amazon is also in the game with its Echo Frames, now on their second generation. A host of other companies, many of which are no-name Chinese manufacturers,... Read more
How to Get Vaccinated for Covid-19: Tips, Where to Go, What to Expect (Updated)
Many vaccination sites work by appointment. If there are sites that will send you texts or emails when appointments are available, sign up for one or more of them. As of yet, states don’t have completely centralized appointment websites. Each state is a mashup of several appointment scheduling websites,... Read more
Cybersecurity firm started by ex-spies surges on London market debut
Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. (Reuters) — Darktrace, a cybersecurity company advised by former MI5 and CIA spymasters, leapt more than 40% on its market debut on Friday, delivering a boost to the London market after the spectacular flop of... Read more
Elon Musk, SpaceX aim to launch SN15 Mars rocket prototype soon
SN10 takes flight. SN15 features several upgrades over its predecessors. SpaceX After four successful test flights of SpaceX’s next-generation Starship prototypes all ended in dramatic explosions during the landing phase, Elon’s Musk’s space company is skipping ahead to SN15, a new version of its interplanetary rocket. SpaceX has conducted... Read more
New Guidance for Vaccinated Americans, a Worsening Crisis in India, and More Coronavirus News
The US readies itself for post-vaccine life, case counts in India reach new highs, and vaccine negotiations continue around the world. Here’s what you should know: Want to receive this weekly roundup and other coronavirus news? Sign up here! Headlines The CDC releases guidelines for vaccinated Americans just before... Read more
STEAM education is critical to opening up new opportunities across the game industry
While many now understand that science, technology, engineering, art, and math education, or STEAM, is important to the success of the video game industry, it’s critical to creating meaningful opportunities for marginalized people. On the second day of GamesBeat Summit 2021, Stanley Pierre-Louis, CEO of the game industry trade... Read more
EU objects to Apple App Store practices after Spotify antitrust complaint
In an apparent blow to Apple’s ongoing and international antitrust woes over its App Store, the European Union’s European Commission issued a “statement of objections” on Friday saying it believes Apple is abusing its position in the music streaming app marketplace, in what could be a violation of the... Read more
Roku: YouTube TV app removed from channel store as deal with Google ends
Roku’s streaming devices are among the most popular in the US.  Sarah Tew/CNET Roku said Friday that Google‘s live TV streaming service YouTube TV has been removed from its channel store because the companies’ distribution agreement has expired. Roku users who have already installed YouTube TV on their devices can continue to... Read more