The Biggest DDoS Attack in History Hit Russian Tech Giant Yandex
As the full implications of Texas’s SB 8 abortion law come into view, internet infrastructure companies have become an unlikely focal point. Multiple hosting and domain registration providers have declined to offer services to an abortion ‘whistleblower’ site for violating terms of service related to collecting data about third... Read more
AI drives data analytics surge, study finds
The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Enterprise managers have an insatiable need for better analysis of ever more data, and the pandemic has only intensified the quest. That is among the conclusions of a recent report from analyst firm 451... Read more
Apple’s iPhone 13 has a lot to live up to after the iPhone 12’s success
Apple’s iPhone 12 was one of its best sellers. Sarah Tew/CNET This story is part of Apple Event, our full coverage of the latest news from Apple headquarters. Last year, Apple tapped 5G wireless as one of the key new things about its iPhone 12, promising faster downloads and... Read more
Apple iPhone 13 Launch Event: How to Watch, What to Expect
The pandemic’s time elasticity vortex may have you constantly wondering what day it is, but there’s at least one certainty in gadget land each fall: Apple will launch a new iPhone. Apple is hosting its annual fall hardware event on Tuesday, and, per usual, the entire tech industry (and... Read more
AI Weekly: U.S. agencies are increasing their AI investments
The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! This week, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it’ll form a committee to advise federal agencies on AI research and developments. Called the National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee and supported by the National... Read more
The Future of Naming is Naming for the Future
It’s the rebrand that became a hot-potato issue. Hasbro made headlines when it renamed its classic Mr. Potato Head line to simply Potato Head. This name change was no small fry. The 70-year-old brand made this decision in order to break away from traditional gender norms and allow for... Read more
9/11 at 20: Poignant new movies, TV series and documentaries examining the fateful day
A first responder digs through the remains of the fallen World Trade Center after the horrifying events of 9/11. Netflix On Sept. 11, 2001, the world changed. Twenty years have passed since 9/11, the terrible day when nearly 3,000 people died in a series of terrorist attacks. The echoes... Read more
‘The Green Knight’ Isn’t for Everyone
David Lowery’s new film The Green Knight puts a modern spin on the classic Arthurian tale “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” Fantasy author Lara Elena Donnelly appreciated the film’s surreal, dreamlike quality. “I liked just sort of living in the world of the movie as it happened, without... Read more
The RetroBeat: Sony should bring back Ape Escape
A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next.  I enjoyed Sony’s PlayStation Showcase on Thursday. I’m excited for Spider-Man 2, Wolverine, and God of War: Ragnarok. But as a retro gaming fan, I am a little sad that Sony isn’t reviving any of... Read more
Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos don’t represent Silicon Valley, says Silicon Valley
Six years ago, the media heralded Elizabeth Holmes as the next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. Now, the former CEO of the shuttered blood-testing startup Theranos is on trial for 12 counts of fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. But the collapse of the company and the indictment... Read more