Elon Musk’s SpaceX sent Ukraine Starlink satellites. Does the country need them?
After Russia’s invasion, many feared Ukraine’s internet access would be cut off, either through cyberattacks or the destruction of internet infrastructure — or both. While there have been some temporary outages and attacks on government websites, for the most part, there hasn’t been an internet blackout yet. Even so,... Read more
AI-Powered Document Processing as an Industry Standard, with Base64 .ai
The overhead of manual data processing has never been an ideal method to conduct business. Verifying documents has always been slow, expensive, and disruptive to decision-making in the workplace. In Addition, as more data is processed and more information becomes available, it becomes difficult to manage the documents from... Read more
Apple’s Next Launch Set for March 8 with iPhone SE, iPads and iOS 15.4 On Tap
What’s happening The world’s most valuable tech company is about to hold a big product announcement event. Why it matters Apple’s first major event of the year doesn’t grab attention the same way its September iPhone events do, but it’s an opportunity for the company to highlight everything else... Read more
Europe Is in Danger of Using the Wrong Definition of AI
A company could choose the most obscure, nontransparent systems architecture available, claiming (rightly, under this bad definition) that it was “more AI,” in order to access the prestige, investment, and government support that claim entails. For example, one giant deep neural network could be given the task not only... Read more
Bright Security lands $20M for dev-focused dynamic app testing
Join today’s leading executives online at the Data Summit on March 9th. Register here. Depending on who you ask in the cybersecurity world, there’s a big shift happening right now in the area of application security. The idea is that the process of ensuring that code is secure should... Read more
Biden to Congress: Pass That Bill to Fund US Chip Manufacturing
President Joe Biden speaks to Congress during his 2022 the State of the Union address. CBS; Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass the CHIPS Act, a law that would provide chipmakers with $52 billion in subsidies to advance semiconductor manufacturing in the United... Read more
Best Pet Supplies and Tips for Kittens and Puppies (2022)
I spoke with staff from Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco—the shelter that WIRED art director Elena Lacey has fostered pups from. They offered a ton of advice and a peek at their take-home paperwork (you can find copies here) that can apply to all new pets, whether... Read more
Whether Ukraine is in a ‘cyberwar’ or not, it’s getting bad
Join today’s leading executives online at the Data Summit on March 9th. Register here. There’s a debate about whether it’s OK to call what’s happening in Ukraine a “cyberwar” — or if using that term makes you guilty of hyping in the middle of a tragedy. But if you... Read more
Scientists’ Ambitious New Plan to Resurrect the Extinct Tasmanian Tiger
The Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, is one of Australia’s most iconic species. Even though it has been extinct since 1936, the slender, striped marsupial maintains its place in Australian mythology because of a constant string of supposed sightings that has captivated the public and the media. Just last year,... Read more
Steam Deck is having stick drift issu — er, nevermind
GamesBeat Summit 2022 returns with its largest event for leaders in gaming on April 26-28th. Reserve your spot here! Coming off a slew of enthusiastic Steam Deck reviews, fans were getting excited about Valve’s new hardware. But a handful of reports from early adopters briefly poured cold water on that... Read more