Technology Blog

August 21, 2022

Elon Musk Interviewed by Tesla Owners, Hears from a Former Professor

In June a YouTube channel called “Tesla Owners Silicon Valley” ran an hour-long interview with Elon Musk. (Musk begins by sharing an example of the “comedically […]
August 21, 2022

Employers are Tracking Employees ‘Productivity’ – Sometimes Badly

Here’s an interesting statistic spotted by Fortune. “Eight out of the 10 largest private employers in the U.S. are tracking productivity metrics for their employees, according […]
August 21, 2022

Meta AI and Wikimedia Foundation Build an ML-Powered, Citation-Checking Bot

Digital Trends reports: Working with the Wikimedia Foundation, Meta AI (that’s the AI research and development research lab for the social media giant) has developed what […]
August 21, 2022

Dad Photographs Son for Doctor. Google Flags Him as Criminal, Notifies Police

“The nurse said to send photos so the doctor could review them in advance,” the New York Times reports, decribing how an ordeal began in February […]
August 21, 2022

New Study Results: Ivermectin Failed to Help Covid-19 Patients Avoid Hospitalization

This week the New England Journal of Medicine published results from a one year, randomized, placebo-controlled study on whether Ivermectin (or the drugs metformin and fluvoxamine) […]
August 21, 2022

Cory Doctorow Launches New Fight against Copyrights, Creative Chokepoints, and Big Tech’s ‘Chokepoint Capitalism’

“Creators aren’t getting paid,” says Cory Doctorow. “That’s because powerful corporations have figured out how to create chokepoints — that let them snatch up more of […]
August 21, 2022

Lincoln’s Concept Car Replaces Steering Wheel with Mouse-Like ‘Controller’

Engadget reports that the annual “Monterey Car Week “has been a hotbed of EV debuts this year with unveilings from Dodge, Acura, DeLorean and a host […]
August 21, 2022

The Frontrunners In the Trillion-Dollar Race for Limitless Fusion Power

Slashdot reader tedlistens writes that “Nuclear is booming again. And with a serious pile of private and public funding behind them—and physics (see the recent breakthrough […]
August 21, 2022

How Google Cloud Blocked the Largest Web DDOS Attack Ever

Distributed denial-of-service (or DDoS) attacks “are increasing in frequency and growing in size exponentially,” reports Google Cloud’s blog. Recently an attacker tried to hit one of […]