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Ireland’s health care system taken down after ransomware attack
Enlarge / St. Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. Bloomberg | Getty Images Ireland has shut down most of the major IT systems running its national health care service, leaving doctors unable to access patient records and people unsure of whether they should show up for appointments, following a... Read more
Our favorite AirTag accessories start at $13: What’s here, what’s backordered
Apple’s latest accessory, a tracking device called the AirTag, a Tile competitor that allows you to track down objects like wallets, bags and keys using Apple’s Find My app. A single AirTag costs $29 (£29, AU$45), while you can get a four pack for $99 (£99, AU$149). Alas, it doesn’t come with... Read more
Making Video Games Is Not a Dream Job
Working at a video game company might seem like the perfect job, but Bloomberg News reporter Jason Schreier says the reality is far from ideal. “It is not really an industry that treats people well,” Schreier says in Episode 466 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. “It’s... Read more
How Intel is using Tiger Lake-H to help make gaming laptops people love | How Games Make Money
Did you miss GamesBeat Summit 2021? Watch on-demand here!  On Tuesday, Intel revealed its new Tiger Lake-H CPUs for gaming laptops. These chips include hyperthreaded 6 and 8-core processors that are ideal for high-end gaming performance in a thin and light notebook. And this was always the goal, according... Read more
Katy Perry’s Pokemon music video reveals lifelong friendship with Pikachu
Turns out Pikachu has been the secret of Katy Perry’s musical success. The Pokemon Company After teasing it back in January, Katy Perry released the video for her song Electric on Friday. It tells a cute story about her long friendship with Pikachu and sees the pair visiting her... Read more
A New Brain Implant Translates Thoughts of Writing Into Text
Elon Musk’s Neuralink has been making waves on the technology side of neural implants, but it hasn’t yet shown how we might actually use implants. For now, demonstrating the promise of implants remains in the hands of the academic community. Ars Technica This story originally appeared on Ars Technica,... Read more
GitHub now lets all developers upload videos to demo bugs and features
Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. GitHub has officially opened video uploads five months after launching the feature in beta and now allows all developers to include .mp4 or .mov files directly in pull requests, discussions, issues, comments, and more. Video... Read more
iPhone 13: Apple fans might not like the sound of the newest design rumor
Apple might be making the iPhone 13 thicker, with a camera bump even bigger than the iPhone 12’s, according a recent rumor. Patrick Holland/CNET Apple’s next flagship lineup is already the subject of an active rumor mill, and it’s still months away from a release. The latest rumor around... Read more
The Yankees Covid Outbreak May Be Bad News for Ditching Masks
Eight people who work for the New York Yankees baseball team, including a player, have tested positive for Covid-19—and all of them were vaccinated against the virus a little more than a month ago. That seems bad. But don’t panic. (Or, if you’re a Red Sox fan, stop smiling.)... Read more
Hybrid multiclouds promise easier upgrades, but threaten data risk
Join Transform 2021 this July 12-16. Register for the AI event of the year. Enterprises see hybrid multicloud as a promising path to new customers and digital transformation — and as a quick on-ramp to rejuvenating IT and driving new revenue models. But many enterprises err badly as they... Read more