Sat.Jan 22, 2022

The Log4Shell vulnerability: A postmortem

Venture Beast

It's essential to reflect on what happened with the Log4Shell vulnerability, what went well, and, critically, what could have gone better. Read More.

Google Pixel Stand (2nd gen) review: nice but not a must-have

The Verge

Fast wireless charging speeds and a few extras The latest Google Pixel Stand is less of a “must-have” accessory if you’re a Pixel phone owner and more of a “nice to have.” For $79, its primary job is fast wireless charging, and it does that well.

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How emerging tech will influence freedom, industry, and money in the metaverse

Venture Beast

The metaverse will soon bring about a transformative era of industry influenced by tools like DeFi, cryptocurrencies, NFTs, and Web3. Read More.

Dark Souls 3 exploit could let hackers take control of your entire computer

The Verge

A dangerous remote code execution (RCE) exploit found in Dark Souls 3 could let a bad actor take control of your computer, according to a report from Dexerto.

How CTOs Can Discover the True Value of AI and ML With DevOps

Speaker: Eran Kinsbruner, Best-Selling Author, TechBeacon Top 30 Test Automation Leader & the Chief Evangelist and Senior Director at Perforce Software

In this session, Eran Kinsbruner will cover recommended areas where artificial intelligence and machine learning can be leveraged for DevOps productivity.

Big Tech is finally warming to cannabis and the cannabis industry

Venture Beast

Big tech’s embrace of the cannabis industry should provide financial institutions with reassurance that legal marijuana isn't going away. Read More. DataDecisionMakers Enterprise Uncategorized category-/Business & Industrial/Pharmaceuticals & Biotech category-/Sensitive Subjects

NYC Mayor takes pay cut as cryptocurrency market plunges

The Verge

NYC Mayor Eric Adams received his first paycheck in cryptocurrency. Photo by Alex Wong / Getty Images. Even in the midst of a crypto slump , New York City Mayor Eric Adams isn’t backing out of his plans to take his first three paychecks in Bitcoin and Ethereum.

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US athletes told to use burner phones at Beijing Winter Olympics

The Verge

US athletes have been advised not to bring their phones to the 2022 Winter Olympics. Photo by Yu Zhiqiang / VCG via Getty Images.

What makes an engineer an all-star? Hint: It’s not being a star

Venture Beast

Communication, teamwork, and other interpersonal skills are even more important than an engineering degree from an ivy league university. Read More. Business Enterprise Entrepreneur Software category-/Business & Industrial hiring engineers

WhatsApp may soon let you transfer your chats from Android to iOS

The Verge

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge. WhatsApp might be working on a feature that lets you migrate your chat history from Android to iOS, as reported by WABetaInfo via ( Android Central ). The feature was first spotted in the latest WhatsApp beta version 22.2.74

McAfee issues security bulletin, patches bugs that can lead to system level privileges

TechSpot

The bulletin identified CVE-2021-31854 and CVE-2022-0166, two high severity attack vectors that can leave any asset with McAfee ePO Agents deployed vulnerable to attack. Per the McAfee's guidance, any implementations with Agents earlier than version 5.7.5

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How Preparation and Strategy Can Be Used to Fight and Defeat Any Ransomware Attack

Speaker: Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP

Through a detailed analysis of major attacks and their consequences, Karl Camilleri, Cloud Services Product Manager at phoenixNAP, will discuss the state of ransomware and future predictions, as well as provide best practices for attack prevention and recovery.

University of Washington joins $40M campaign to enlist more software engineers for research

GeekWire

David Beck, a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Washington, will lead the Scientific Software Engineering Center at UW’s eScience Institute. (UW UW Photo).

Nvidia raises the price of Founders Edition GPUs in Europe, officially

TechSpot

One likely explanation is the value of the Euro versus the American dollar has fallen nearly seven percent in the past year. Nvidia, an American company, could be adjusting its European prices by a corresponding amount so that they’re back in line with the American prices. It’s not a particularly

Interview: Washington state CIO Bill Kehoe on infrastructure, cybersecurity and more

GeekWire

William “Bill” Kehoe, Washington state chief information officer. State of Washington Photo).

Halo Infinite Season 2 will allow players to earn store credits through game progression

TechSpot

The surprise announcement from Halo community manager John Junyszek was a breath of fresh air for Halo Infinite fans that have found themselves stuck in a never-ending sea of grays and greens.

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Achieving Elite and High Performance DevOps Using DORA Metrics

Speaker: Nico Krüger, Senior Director of Solutions Engineering at Rollbar

Join Nico Krüger, Senior Director of Solutions Engineering at Rollbar, for advanced insight on taking the use of DORA Metrics to greater heights.

Microsoft’s Candy Crush: Madrona’s Hope Cochran, former King CFO, on $68.7B Activision deal

GeekWire

Madrona Managing Director Hope Cochran speaks at the GeekWire Summit in 2019. GeekWire Photo / Dan DeLong). Why would Microsoft pay $68.7 billion for video-game giant Activision Blizzard?

YouTube TV is $10 off for your first three months

The Verge

New YouTube TV subscribers can pay YouTube TV $54.99 each month instead of $64.99. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge. Just in time for Super Bowl season, a three-month subscription to the YouTube TV streaming service is a little more affordable. Right now, new subscribers can pay $54.99

Hell Yeah, Knives Out for 2022, Baby

GizModo VR

Back in 2019, Rian Johnson released Knives Out , a pretty good murder mystery starring Daniel Craig as the charmingly strange detective Benoit Blanc and a murder’s row of suspects, including Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, and the late Christopher Plummer in one of his final roles.

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GameLoop lets you play Android games on your PC

TechSpot

GameLoop is an emulator developed by Tencent for playing Android games on Windows. It features an app marketplace, support up to 2K resolution, smart key mapping and more

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

Steve and Sam are Both Captain America Now, Like They Should've Been

GizModo VR

When Sam Wilson was granted the title of Captain America from his longtime friend Steve Rogers during Marvel’s “Marvel NOW!” relaunch in 2015, it was only a matter of time before he would both go back to being the Falcon and get boosted to Cap in the MCU.

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What we know about Intel’s $20 billion bet on Ohio — and US manufacturing

The Verge

Intel Sandy Bridge Chips. Hint: It’s not about the chip shortage On Friday, Intel announced it would build the “largest silicon manufacturing location on the planet” here in the United States, on a 1,000-acre plot of land in New Albany, Ohio.

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Children of Blood & Bone's Paramount Shift Happened Because of Star Wars

GizModo VR

Recently, news broke that the adaptation of the YA series Children of Blood & Bone from Nigerian-American writer Tomi Adeyemi would be developed at Paramount.

Assassin's Creed Almost Wound Up Going to Space

GizModo VR

Over the years, Ubisoft’s explored plenty of time periods and locations for the Assassin’s Creed franchise, from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Italian Renaissance and the American and French Revolutions. Still no Wild West or Japan, though.)

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

NASA Has a Zany Plan to Sail to an Asteroid

GizModo VR

NASA wants to propel a shoebox-sized spacecraft to an asteroid using a solar sail, the first deep space mission by the agency to use such a mechanism. Read more.

What You Need to Know About the Cybersecurity Risks In the Ukraine Conflict

GizModo VR

In case you haven’t heard, Ukraine is in trouble: a spat between Russian and NATO-allied forces involving the country has spurred a territorial dispute with major implications for everybody involved. Read more.