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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 31 December 2020

December 30, 2020 Leave a comment

* The Year in Outer Space >>
* 2021 could be a huge year for space. Here’s what’s to come from NASA, Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos. >>
* Vaccines are the latest battleground for doctors on social media >>

* Boeing 737 Max Resumes Flying U.S. Passengers After 2-Year Halt >>
* A New Story For Our Times: 2020 >>
* Apple removes app promoting private parties in pandemic >>
* Streaming got its first big test against theatrical releases this weekend, and ‘Wonder Woman’ delivered on both >>

* Amazon acquires podcast maker Wondery to boost entertainment business >>
* Amazon buys Wondery, setting itself up to compete against Spotify for podcast domination >>
* Google experiments with surfacing TikTok and Instagram videos in search >>

* Elon Musk says SpaceX will attempt to recover Super Heavy rocket by catching it with launch tower >>
* Los Angeles to offer vaccine record on iPhones >>
* Vaccinated US nurse contracts COVID-19, expert says Pfizer shot needed more time to work >>

* Startups are racing to reproduce breast milk in the lab >>
* LG will add 8K QNED TVs to its lineup in 2021 >>
* Attending CES 2021? TechCrunch wants to meet your startup >>

* 20 Things That Made the World a Better Place in 2020 >>
* This was 2020: The year of Covid-19 >>
* Argentina legalises abortion in landmark moment for women’s rights >>

* Gilligan’s Island star Dawn Wells dies of COVID-19 >>
* Deepfake queen prompts 200-plus complaints to Ofcom >>
* Morning After: Boston Dynamics’ dancing robots are back >>

* 2020 put us on the edge of a processor revolution >>
* How a Year of Antitrust Action Against Big Tech Could Carry Into 2021 >>

* Supermarket mogul poised to become new owner of Israir Airlines >>
* Jeff Bezos named Blue Origin’s new rocket-catching recovery ship after his mom, Jacklyn >>
* Elon Musk promises 3 free months of Tesla’s ‘self-driving’ software for vehicles delivered in the final days of 2020 >>
* AstraZeneca’s stock jumps after the UK authorizes emergency use of its vaccine, which it created with Oxford University >>

* British Army is testing tiny autonomous ‘bug drones’ that can fly in strong winds of 50mph and spy on enemies more than a mile away >>
* Amazon rainforest will dry out and become arid, scrubby plain by 2064 due to climate change and deforestation, scientist predicts >>
* 2021 preview: Three missions will make February 2021 the month of Mars >>

* 2020 in review: Nuclear fusion power is slowly getting closer >>
* ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is a Massive Hit on Pirate Sites After Early HBO Premiere >>
* Skyroot successfully test fires India’s first privately-made solid rocket stage >>
* Google is shutting down Cloud Print this week >>

* Apple Watch prototype exposes the company’s ‘Ultra’ security testing program >>
* A touchless 2020 >>
* A Year After Microsoft Ended All Support for Windows 7, Millions of Users Are Still Not Upgrading >>

* A Spotify loophole allowed people to upload bootleg remixes as podcasts >>
* Intel’s Stacked Nanosheet Transistors Could Be the Next Step in Moore’s Law >>
* EU reaches an eleventh-hour deal on investment with China >>

* ESA is Working on its own Reusable Booster Stage >>
* A Beamed Sail to the Sun’s Gravity Focus >>
* Pandemic has made Delhi’s forgotten tradition of picnics cool again >>

* In just 150 words, China’s Sinopharm claims its vaccine is safe and effective >>
* Forecasting the world in 2021 >>
* Toyota C-Plus Pod is a cutesy new EV with a big mission >>

* Report: Hologram AR is the new trend for of automobile releases >>
* It is entirely plausible that you could set up Stripe in Dublin now >>
* TED2020: What if you could help decide how the government spends public funds? >>

* Wisekey launches identity blockchain for commercial and recreational drones >>
* 5G trends to watch in 2021 >>
* Carnegie Mellon built a plug-and-play private LTE network >>

* Console yourself: 5G to speed game growth in 2021 >>
* NSW, Victoria on high alert for New Year’s Eve as COVID-19 cases rise >>
* 2020 will change the way we look at robotics >>
* Detailed Samsung Galaxy S21 specs leak ahead of expected January 14th announcement >>

* How to Test SaaS Platforms >>
* Four-day week means ‘I don’t waste holidays on chores’ >>
* Here’s The Honest Trailer For The Year 2020 >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 30 December 2020

December 30, 2020 Leave a comment

* Japan developing wooden satellites to cut space junk >>
* What page 132 of the Pfizer “vaccine report” actually says about infertility >>
* Skyroot successfully test fires India’s first privately-made solid rocket stage >>

* Breaking Analysis: 2021 Enterprise Technology Predictions >>
* Internal report raises trackless tram concerns >>
* The Worst Predictions of 2020 >>

* The Life in The Simpsons Is No Longer Attainable >>
* As launch market matures, space opportunities on the ground take off >>
* Pierre Cardin: French fashion giant dies aged 98 >>

* A goal with a plan beats a resolution every day of the year >>
* Everything you need to know about vaccine passports >>
* How a Year of Antitrust Action Against Big Tech Could Carry Into 2021 >>

* Apple loses in court to security firm Corellium over iOS emulation issues >>
* Secure code training tops 2021 software development agendas >>
* AI-driven networks? No longer just talk, says Omdia >>

* 1.7 billion smart ho ho home devices in 2021 >>
* Cloud-native networking will move from trials to reality in 2021 >>
* An optimist’s guide to 2021 in Asia >>

* A Google Docs Bug Could Have Allowed Hackers See Your Private Documents >>
* Code Browser is a folding text editor for Linux and Windows >>
* TED2020: Dignity isn’t a privilege. It’s a worker’s right >>
* TED2020: What if you could help decide how the government spends public funds? >>
* Prince William·Countdown: This decade calls for Earthshots to repair our planet >>

* Virtual cover letter >>
* Third Pingnan Bridge in Guangxi opens to traffic >>
doubles down on 5G roll-out in 2021 despite complaints about spotty coverage, hard-selling
* Around the industry… predictions for 2021 >>

* China plans to build at least 600,000 more 5G base stations in 2021 >>
* Zhejiang province approves China’s first local law focusing on the digital economy >>
* Streaming services face their real test in 2021 >>

* American Airlines will resume Boeing 737 Max passenger flights today >>
* Covid: UK surge in cases an ‘extreme concern’ >>
* US tops 19 million cases of Covid-19 >>
* Tesla will reportedly start selling the Model 3 in India next year >>

* The Lasting Lessons of John Conway’s Game of Life >>
* The Only Kind of Resolutions You Should Make for 2021 >>
* The tech winners and losers of 2020 >>
* US To Allow Small Drones To Fly Over People at Night >>

* 2020 in review: The year governments slapped down big tech >>
* 2021 preview: A crucial year for action on climate change >>
* Does being around plants truly improve your happiness and well-being? >>

* Adobe Flash is expiring soon. Here’s how to make your computer safe >>
* Why Amazon, Apple, Peloton and Zoom won 2020, while others like Quibi lost big >>
* Top tech of the year: Zoom as ‘poster child for 2020’ >>

* LG’s new QNED TVs are the first to feature Mini LED technology >>
* The big tech questions for 2021 >>
Los Angeles hospital is so overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases it’s been forced to treat some patients in the gift shop
* LA hospital is so overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases it’s been forced to treat some patients in the gift shop >>

* Zoom: All the times virtual meetings didn’t go as planned this year >>
* Brines Could be Present on the Surface of Mars for up to 12 Hours, Never for a Full day >>
* Asteroids Crashing Into Dead Stars are Helping Explain Where the Universe’s Missing Lithium Went >>

* China Becoming Economically Stronger Than the USA But Not the US and Allies >>
* 2020 Was a Breakout Year for Crispr >>
* Disney Will Test the Limits of ‘Franchise Fatigue’ in 2021 and 2022 >>

* How to host a virtual New Year’s Eve party >>
* Life Without Amazon (Well, Almost) >>
* Tesla will reportedly start selling the Model 3 in India next year >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 29 December 2020

December 28, 2020 Leave a comment

* You can open LG’s new refrigerators with your voice >>
* 2-Acre Vertical Farm Run By AI and Robots Out-Produces 720-Acre Flat Farm >>
* Detailed Samsung Galaxy S21 specs leak ahead of expected January 14th announcement >>

* 2020 has proven that electric vehicles are the future of transportation >>
* 2020 Was The Year Electric Vehicles Truly Arrived >>
* Volkswagen teases an electric car-charging robot with eyes >>

* In 2023, you won’t be able to fly most drones in the US without broadcasting your location >>
* Covid-19: Concern at ‘unprecedented’ infection level in England >>
* Equity Monday: No, tech news doesn’t stop over the holidays >>

* Hackers target Livecoin and change cryptocurrency exchange prices >>
* Chris Dixon: Crypto Networks and Why They Matter >>
* Chinese astronomers discover nearly 600 high-velocity stars >>

* Amazon marks ‘record-breaking’ holiday season with 1.5B+ items shipped >>
* Five Pricing Moves Tech Companies Made in 2020 >>
* Consumption to play bigger role in 2021 >>

* 2020 was a defining year for cannabis: What comes next? >>
* ZOOMQUILT 2 >>
* Xiaomi’s Mi 11 announced with Snapdragon 888 and 120Hz OLED display >>

* Starship SN9 Pressure Testing begins >>
* SpaceX Boca Chica – Starship SN11 ready to complete Stacking Operations >>
* Is SpaceX’s Raptor engine the king of rocket engines? >>

* Gillmor Gang: Get Back >>
* Dilbert: Monday December 28, 2020: Stapler Training >>
* Covid poses ‘greatest threat to mental health since second world war’ >>

* How AWS Added Apple Mac Mini Nodes to EC2 >>
* Images of the samples from Ryugu >>
* Intercity railway brings Beijing and Xiong’an closer >>

* Amazing Developer Tools That You Might Not Be Using >>
* Barack Obama: My 2020 End of Year Lists >>
* Software developers might be obsolete by 2030 >>

* In 2021, the median human turn 31 >>
* Returning to the office in 2021 will introduce a tricky new power dynamic >>
* Bizarre Video Finally Captures L.A.’s Mysterious Jetpack Man in Flight >>

* Secure code training tops 2021 software development agendas >>
* 7 Best Tech Career Paths of The Future >>
* 14 Micro and Macro Corporate Forces That Affect New Products and Ventures >>

* TED2014: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we’ve done >>
* TED: The secret to desire in a long-term relationship >>
* Phil Harvey recaps the year in Huawei >>

* Watch out for more 10G PON in 2021 – report >>
* Asian 5G: Four things to watch for in 2021 >>
* Trump’s $2,000 Stimulus Checks Are a Big Mistake >>

* Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang on how technology is reshaping consumer buying behaviour >>
* Alibaba Probe Stirs Global Worry on What’s Next for Chinese Tech >>
* China GDP to grow 8.2% in 2021, the most in 10 years: Nikkei survey >>

* 2021 will be a calmer year for semiconductors and chips (except for Intel) >>
* Canon patents an Osmo-style camera with interchangeable lenses >>
* Ashes of James Doohan — Scotty from Star Trek — are aboard the International Space Station >>

* You can now reserve a preorder for Samsung’s Galaxy S21 >>
* 11 great apps for your new 2020 Android device >>
* Creating The Queen’s Gambit | Netflix >>

* 18 best documentaries of 2020 >>
* Chinese online education app Zuoyebang raises $1.6 billion from investors including Alibaba >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 28 December 2020

December 27, 2020 Leave a comment

* Eftpos gears up to pilot QR code payments system in 2021 >>
* Scientists turn CO2 into jet fuel >>
* Solar Orbiter probe makes its first Venus flyby >>

* Rafael seeks to outfit IDF with drones, robots that spot threats by themselves >>
* Covid: Trump fails to sign economic relief bill into law >>
* Drilling tissue for biopsies, startup eyes better tumor samples >>

* What AI Experts Are Watching in 2021 >>
* Global stock markets form K-shape as investors search for growth >>
* Japan’s three most consequential events of 2020 >>
* Japan bans entry from all countries to block new strain’s spread >>

* Warner Bros. fast-tracking Wonder Woman 3 with Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot on board >>
* New trailers: Tiger, Coming 2 America, The Little Things, and more >>
* Fusion energy device sets a record by running for 20 seconds >>
* SpaceX’s Starlink satellite-internet service provides rapid speeds of 175 Mbps in freezing temperatures, high winds, and deep snow >>

* AstraZeneca’s vaccine is expected to work on new COVID-19 strains, says CEO >>
* America Creates a 770-Mile Corridor for Testing Supersonic Aircraft Up to Mach 3 >>
* A ‘Great Cultural Depression’ Looms for Legions of Unemployed Performers >>
* Dad Got the Vaccine, but No One Else Did — Yet >>

* SaaS we happily pay for >>
* Vercel combines the best developer experience with an obsessive focus on end-user performance.>>
* Linear helps streamline software projects, sprints, tasks, and bug tracking. It’s built for high-performance teams. >>
* notion: all-in-one workspace >>

* Content discovery firm Outbrain reportedly seeks IPO at $2 billion valuation >>
* China orders Ant Group to rein in unfettered expansion as regulators put up fences around financial risks >>

* Five things Asia needs to know about new coronavirus variant >>
* Security News This Week: ‘Bulletproof’ Criminal VPN Taken Down in Global Sting >>
* SpaceX Will Double Launch Pad Usage for Starship and Super Heavy Test Launches >>

* SpaceX Boca Chica – Starship SN10 Nosecone Flap install – High Bay crane action >>
* LookBack 2020; Exclusive interview with Elon Musk and Jim Bridenstine about #DM2, SpaceX’s first crewed launch! >>
* LookBack 2020; Elon Musk talks about Tesla, Autopilot, AI, FSD Chip at China AI conference >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 27 December 2020

December 26, 2020 Leave a comment

* SpaceX double launch pad usage for Starship coming, NROL-108, Lockheed Martin purchase Rocketdyne >>
* World’s first 350 km/h freight train off assembly line >>
* Tesla’s Holiday Update software includes a noisy and controversial new feature >>

* Apple anti-tracking privacy feature starting to show up in iOS 14.4 beta >>
* 2021’s hottest fashion trend will be widespread industry consolidation >>

* My Emergency Room Is Full of Patients No Vaccine Can Help >>
* The family with no fingerprints >>
* China to launch core module of space station in first half of 2021 >>

* Elon Musk says it’s now ‘impossible’ to take Tesla private — and that a Starlink IPO is likely >>
* Low-Code To Become Commonplace in 2021 >>
* A Boston physician said he had a severe allergic reaction to Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine >>

* North Korean Hackers Trying to Steal COVID-19 Vaccine Research >>
* Why The Queen’s Gambit Was the #1 Show in 12 Countries >>
* Pirate Bay: Over 2.5 Petabytes Are Still Being Seeded >>

* How Apple’s rivals plan to catch up with the mighty M1 chip >>
* Learning to Play the Chaos Game >>
* Chatroulette Is On the Rise Again—With Help From AI >>

* AI Meeting Insights >>
* A Boeing 737 Max suffered a mid-air engine issue and was forced to make an unscheduled landing >>
* Dr. Anthony Fauci Looks Back at 2020 >>

* Toyota’s game-changing solid-state battery en route for 2021 debut >>
* Prices of BOE and LG Display LCD panels soar as consumers stay home >>
* Biden will be more effective on China, has said he will bring allies for common approach >>

* Chinese mainland reports 20 new COVID-19 cases >>
* Britain turns to Japanese telecoms firm NEC after banning China’s Huawei from 5G network >>
* Music made 2020 better, but we failed to make 2020 better for musicians >>

* Andrew Yang is running for mayor of New York City >>
* How I: Reverse Engineered: Google Docs >>
* Why The Taste Of Bananas Will Change In A Few Years >>
* Cutting tax for wealthy makes them richer, does nothing to help the poor >>

* Chinese economy to overtake US ‘by 2028’ due to Covid >>
* a16z Podcast: Words of 2020! (and Metaphors, and Interfaces of the Year) >>
* A Link Between Wormholes and Quantum Entanglement >>

* Innovation can give you a smarter bathroom >>
* Coronavirus: France finds first case of new variant >>
* Covid-19: Tougher Covid rules begin for millions in UK >>

* Apple is having iCloud device activation problems at the worst possible time >>
* A Single Filament of Gas Has Been Discovered That Stretches 50 Million Light-Years >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 26 December 2020

December 25, 2020 Leave a comment

* Elon Musk says SpaceX to double launch pad usage for Starship tests, Super Heavy flights coming in a ‘few months’ >>
* Brexit trade deal reached between UK and European Union with just days to spare >>
* Britain and the EU’s historic Brexit trade deal leaves the fishing industry in the dark, and the service sector in limbo >>

* The year deepfakes went mainstream >>
* Queen’s Christmas speech: ‘You are not alone’ >>
* Deepfake Queen Elizabeth II will deliver ‘alternative’ Christmas message (updated) >>
* British TV network is facing criticism for airing a deepfake version of Queen >>

* 9-year-old boy named highest-paid YouTube star >>
* World’s first robotic kitchen goes on sale >>
* China’s logistics potential behind 70 billion pieces of express delivery >>

* The 2021 movie calendar is a preview of Hollywood’s new normal >>
* Warner Bros. will release its 2023 movies in theaters first >>
* Pixar’s ‘Soul’ is now available on Disney Plus —>>
* Watch Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max, starting Christmas Day >>
* Peter Jackson’s new Beatles movie >>

* Brainboard.co – Fastest way to the multi-cloud >>
* DeepMind A.I. unit lost $649 million last year and had a $1.5 billion debt waived by Alphabet >>
* a16z Podcast: Words of 2020! (and Metaphors, and Interfaces of the Year) >>

* Why China Turned Against Jack Ma >>
* Ripple Spars With Regulators Over How to Oversee Cryptocurrency >>
* Inside Roku’s Quest to Dominate Streaming >>

* New biosensor armband detects which hand gesture you want to make >>
* Coronavirus: Fresh air ‘forgotten weapon’ in fight >>

* TEDWomen 2020: A magical mantra for nurturing a blissful life >>
* Price increase on .io on January 21, 2021 >>
* Yes, the KFConsole Is Real and It’s Spectacular >>

* Dilbert: Friday December 25, 2020: Can’t Tell When He Is Joking >>
* Not even 5G could rescue smartphone sales in 2020 >>
* LPP Fusion Solve Two Main Nuclear Fusion Engineering Problems >>

* What AlphaGo Can Teach Us About How People Learn >>
* Atomic-Scale Nanowires Can Now Be Produced At Scale >>
* How Foxconn built an end-to-end forecasting solution in two months with Amazon Forecast >>
* If a Planet Has a Lot of Methane in its Atmosphere, Life is the Most Likely Cause >>

* Love and hate in the mouse brain >>
* Here’s a Plan to Stop the Coronavirus From Mutating >>

* Elon Considering X Holding Company for Tesla, SpaceX, Boring Company and Neuralink >>
* Main Argument Against X Holding Company is Mars Colonization >>
* Boris Johnson has ‘got Brexit done’. With a deal that will please no one >>

* More than 400 Amazon workers have been infected with COVID-19 at Canadian facilities >>
* How To Set Good New Year’S Resolutions For 2021 >>
* 2021 preview: How soon will a covid-19 vaccine return life to normal? >>
* Visa will allow select payments from Pornhub owner Mindgeek >>

* The built environment will be one of tech’s next big platforms >>
* Nuro can now operate and charge for autonomous delivery services in California >>
* Nintendo Conducted Invasive Surveillance Operation Against Homebrew Hacker>>

* ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ patch targets save file limits on PC, crashes on consoles >>
* Video: TechCrunch editors share their top stories of 2020 >>
* SpaceX shows off its Starship test flight one more time >>

* Research: Which Firms Are Allowed to Be Disruptors? >>
* National Grid sees machine learning as the brains behind the utility business of the future >>
* Five must-play games for your new PS5 >>

* Chemotherapy technique that uses magnetic nanoparticles to heat cancerous cells to more than 104°F while delivering drugs is a THIRD more effective, study shows >>
* This 95-year-old gymnast is better at the parallel bars than you’ll ever be >>
* Quite a year: The changing vendor landscape in India >>

* Carriers ‘must continue to invest in network software’ >>
* Service providers see more network automation, AI from the core to the edge >>
* Here are the new C-band auction estimates >>

* 2020: The Year of Digital Resurgence >>
* Explained: Mutated coronavirus vs tests and vaccines >>
* KCD: Into My Veins >>

* How Businesses Can Find “Hidden Workers” >>
* Nicola Jennings on Boris Johnson’s Brexit trade deal – cartoon >>
* A year of the pandemic, in 26 photos >>

* Brexit deal is done but the damage to the UK economy is just getting started >>
* Microsoft Warns CrowdStrike of Hackers Targeting Azure Cloud Customers >>

* Amazon CTO Werner Vogels forecasts new directions for cloud >>
* AWS rolls out its Wavelength edge computing service in South Korea >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 24 December 2020

December 23, 2020 Leave a comment

* Student creates world’s smallest Christmas tree made up of just 51 atoms from a perfect crystal lattice >>
* Echo Frames review: Alexa on your face is both helpful and annoying >>
* Google Glass-like device could help prevent Alzheimer’s by sending electronic pulses through the skin to stimulate the nervous system and sense of smell >>

* DeepMind’s latest AI can master games without being told their rules >>
* DeepMind’s AI agent MuZero could turbocharge YouTube >>
* MuZero: Mastering Go, chess, shogi and Atari without rules >>

* AI Solves Schrodinger’s Equation >>
* KFC launches bucket-shaped gaming console that lets users play video games while keeping their tenders warm in a ‘chicken chamber’ >>

* Rocketing past forecasts, US 5G spectrum auction draws nearly $70B in bids >>
* Tiny wire that can be guided through the brain’s smallest blood vessels in surgery could help doctors treat neurological disorders >>
* Airbus reveals radical design for detachable hydrogen fuel cell wing pods that could propel aircraft on long-range flights with zero emissions >>

* James Nestor: The Future of Breathing >>
* JRE; #1582 – Alex Berenson >>
* AI Podcast: Hey, Mr. DJ: Super Hi-Fi’s AI Applies Smarts to Sound – Ep. 132 >>

* Mouse-controlled mouse helps researchers understand intentional control >>
* Newest Weapon Against Covid-19: AI That Speed-Reads Faxes >>
* Don’t panic about the latest coronavirus mutations, say drug companies >>

* Data-Free Medicine >>
* Why some countries suspended, replaced, or relaunched their covid apps >>
* Art has been brutalized by tech’s giants. How can it survive? >>

* SpaceX Boca Flyover 12/22/2020, Starship SN9 arrives at the launch site! >>
* Nuclear-Powered Rockets Get a Second Look for Travel to Mars >>
* Nuro can now operate and charge for autonomous delivery services in California >>

* Air Force’s Secret New Fighter Jet Will Come With an R2-D2 >>
* Hospital superbugs could be destroyed by a new class of antibiotics that boost the body’s natural immune response, study claims >>
* Milky Way may be full of dead aliens who were ‘annihilated’ by their own science and technologies, study suggests >>

* Volkswagen CEO is ‘looking forward’ to Apple’s upcoming self-driving car >>
* Apple Car could bolster services but low margins limit upside, analyst says >>
* Elon Musk says he tried to sell Tesla to Apple and Tim Cook snubbed him >>

* Digital accessibility lawsuits increased by 23% in 2020 >>
* How to Map Your Home Networks Using NMAP >>

* Anti-diarrhoea drug drives cancer cells to cell death >>
* TED2003: The extraordinary power of ordinary people >>
* Cloud momentum and CIO optimism point to a 4% rise in 2021 tech spending >>

* Podcast: What’s the story with Huawei? >>
* China’s harder line on Big Tech >>
* Aerolíneas Argentinas plane heads to Moscow for Covid-19 vaccine >>
* Coronavirus latest: China vaccine ‘over 50%’ effective in Brazil trials >>

* Toyota to launch two-seater ultracompact EV in 2021 >>
* China’s second Type 075 amphibious assault ship starts first sea trial: reports >>
* New COVID-19 strain provokes global alarm, unlikely to compromise vaccine effectiveness >>

* Honk introduces a real-time, ephemeral messaging app aimed at Gen Z >>
* Microsoft brings ‘Flight Simulator’ to the VR headsets people care about >>
* We built a 2020 time capsule out of synthetic DNA — here’s how >>
* TechCrunch’s top stories of 2020 >>

* 51 Gadgets You’ll Probably Want To Try In 2021 >>
* Trailer For ‘Desert Strike’ Starring Mike Tyson And Mountain From ‘Game Of Thrones’ Looks Hilariously Awful >>
* How to bring an airplane out of hibernation >>
* Charting retail banking revenues by generation >>

* The median voter theorem remains underrated >>
* 2020 in Neuroscience, Longevity, and AI—and What’s to Come >>
* A 10-second COVID-19 antibody test with 3D-printed high-performance sensors >>

* What life in 2021 will look like >>
* Amazon’s smart glasses that can beam Alexa straight to your ears feel like the future, but with some major downsides >>
* World’s largest free-floating iceberg that’s the size of Delaware is breaking apart >>

* Zoom could be developing an email service and calendar app in a bid to take on Google and Microsoft>>
* 2020 in review: Extreme weather seen around the world as climate warms >>

* Telegram, nearing 500 million users, to begin monetizing the app >>
* Nuro acquires autonomous trucking startup Ike >>
* If You’re Tracking Employee Behavior, Be Transparent About It >>
* Review: Apple Fitness+ >>

* After 11 years, Australia declares its national broadband network is ‘built and fully operational’ >>
* A Proposal for a Neutrino Detection Array Spanning 200,000 Square Kilometers >>
* Canadian Astronaut Will be on Artemis 2, Making it Second Nation to Send Humans Into Deep Space >>

* Team CoSTAR Trains Robots for Exploring Caves on Earth and Space >>
* APOD: Jupiter Meets Saturn: A Red Spotted Great Conjunction >>
* Build a Two-Way Pager With LoRa >>

* Neptune’s Weird Dark Spot Just Got Weirder >>
* If Axions Explain Dark Matter, it Could be Possible to Detect Them Nearby Neutron Stars >>
* Controlling and auditing data exploration activities with Amazon SageMaker Studio and AWS Lake Formation >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 23 December 2020

December 22, 2020 Leave a comment

* Starship SN9 rolls out to SpaceX’s launch site >>
* With $50B run rate in reach, can anyone stop AWS? >>
* NASA opens new launchpad at Kennedy Space Center meant to serve multiple commercial launch customers >>

* Australian study shows working in pyjamas does not hurt productivity >>
* Coronavirus spreads to Antarctic >>
* Pandemic Loosens Silicon Valley’s Grip on Tech Industry >>

* How “product therapy” made our team happier and more effective >>
* How Claude Shannon Invented the Future >>
* Engineer demonstrates £500 bionic hand he built using AI after three years of research >>
* 2020: The Year of Cancel(l)ed Culture >>

* Don’t underestimate the cheapfake >>
* Starship propellant production at destination – An essential element of making life multi-planetary >>
* Astroscale ships its space junk removal demonstration satellite for March 2021 mission >>

* Vaccine passports could further erode trust >>
* Coronavirus vaccines don’t contain microchips. Here’s what’s actually in the shots. >>

* Weird radio beam probably isn’t aliens but it’s the best candidate yet>>
* Your first lab-grown burger is coming soon—and it’ll be “blended” >>

* Scientists invent glue activated by magnetic field >>
* How the pandemic inspired creative uses of technology in 2020 >>
* Learn to build no-code apps quickly to simplify your work >>

* An AI is livestreaming a never-ending bass solo on YouTube >>
* To win post-pandemic, edtech needs to start thinking big >>
* Twitter’s POTUS account will reportedly be reset to zero followers when Biden takes over >>

* Quantum Computers Will Speed Up the Internet’s Most Important Algorithm >>
* POD: The Business Of Meatless Meat >>
* How to Clone Your Dog >>

* NASA probe on Mars may feel the ground shake as rovers land in 2021 >>
* Microsoft brings ‘Flight Simulator’ to the VR headsets people care about >>
* The first Covid-19 vaccines have changed biotech forever >>
* AWS re:Invent: The Five Most Important Serverless Announcements >>
* Top Five Data Breaches Witnessed In 2020 >>

* TED: The invisible life hidden beneath Antarctica’s ice >>
* TEDWomen 2019: How menopause affects the brain >>
* $900 Billion Relief Package >>
* U.S. Home Sales Fell 2.5% in November >>

* The top five ways to secure a remote workforce >>
* WarnerMedia closes deal for You.i TV >>
* WOW tv+ extends Android TV-based service to nearly all subs >>
* Is that artificial intelligence ethical? Sony to review all products >>

* The pop culture moments that (almost) saved 2020 >>
* How the world went from no COVID vaccines to two in under a year >>
* Cyberpunk 2077 has sold more than 13 million copies, despite launch disaster and refunds >>
* Biden says ‘our darkest days’ in battling Covid-19 ‘are ahead of us’ >>

* France says it will reopen UK border — with conditions >>
* 2020, finally over: Stories from Google this year >>
* All The Big Games Coming Out In Winter 2020 >>
* Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla Ban Kazakhstan’s MitM HTTPS Certificate >>

* Chevron Created a Virtual Summer Camp for Its Employees’ Kids >>
* Episode 135: Dove: Maintaining a Brand with Purpose >>
* Horizon Robotics, a Chinese rival to Nvidia, seeks to raise over $700M >>

* Let’s Encrypt will help old Android phones browse securely for three more years >>
* Mercedes teases an AI-powered version of its MBUX infotainment system >>
* Stanford Algorithm Decided To Vaccinate Only Seven of Its Frontline COVID-19 Workers, Out of 5,000 Doses >>

* The Morning After: Apple’s Project Titan car could start production in 2024 >>
* Asteroid that exploded in Earth’s atmosphere in 2008 was part of a much larger space rock that once contained WATER >>
* Smartphone fitness apps and wearable activity trackers DO boost physical activity levels by an average of 1,850 steps a day, study finds >>

* New Zealand village turns off street lights to stop birds crash-landing on to roads >>
* 3D Printing Drone Swarms Part 4: Democratization of Drones >>
* Autonomous Ravn X Drone to Launch Satellites From Airport Runways >>

* NASA Announces its Artemis Astronauts: 18 People Training to Fly to the Moon >>
* The IoT’s E-Waste Problem Isn’t Inevitable >>

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Futureseek Daily Link Review; 22 December 2020

December 21, 2020 Leave a comment

* Global stocks slip as new Covid strain unsettles investors >>
* Apple could begin producing its own car with a ‘next level’ battery in 2024 >>
* SpaceX Starlink picks up Australian 5G mmWave spectrum >>

* CES 2021 TV preview: 8K, OLED, MicroLED screens remain huge, hype shrinks >>
* 3D-Printed Sub Could Be the Future of Undersea Warfare >>
* Why Tesla Joining the S&P 500 Is Significant >>

* Will you have to carry a vaccine passport on your phone? >>
* SpaceX rolls massive crane to launch site ahead of Starship SN9 rollout >>
* Verizon’s CTO: ‘I don’t know what the hell 6G is’ >>

* Covid: US President-elect Joe Biden gets vaccine live on TV >>
* AI Automation Won’t Replace Jobs – It Will Replace Processes >>
* AI gauges the mental health of cancer patients through eye movements >>

* 6 AppSec Lessons from the SolarWinds and FireEye Breach >>
* Apple in 2021: The iPhone takes over everything >>
* Series Highlights | PRADA ACWS Auckland >>

* Lockheed Martin acquires rocket engine maker Aerojet Rocketdyne for $4.4B >>
* Podcast: Attention shoppers–you’re being tracked >>
* Podcast: when your face is your ticket, your face is your ticket, your face could be your ticket >>

* China’s Planning to Launch a Space-Based Gravitational Wave Observatory in the 2030s: TianQin. Here’s how it’ll Stack up Against LISA >>
* Radio Emissions Have Been Detected from an Exoplanet >>
* Evidence of “modified gravity” in 150 galaxies strengthens dark matter alternative >>

* Astronomers Get Their Wish, and a Cosmic Crisis Gets Worse >>
* Several Countries Ban Travel From U.K. Over Covid-19 Strain >>
* Stocks Drop, Oil Falls as New Coronavirus Strain Spreads in U.K. >>

* Atoms-Thick Transistors Get Faster Using Less Power >>
* Five Charts That Tell the Story of 2020 in Crypto >>
* Open RAN has missed the 5G boat, says Three UK boss >>

* Dubai plans world-class waste-to-energy plant run by Itochu >>
* Israeli study shows generic anti-lipid drug may squelch COVID-19 severity >>
* Researchers detailed how a general-purpose network is required for interpreting code >>
* Decoding China’s Economy in 2020 >>

* Boris Johnson tries to calm French border crisis after new COVID-19 strain found >>
* Dedicated commercial human in-space operations are coming sooner than you may realize >>
* Mercedes teases an AI-powered version of its MBUX infotainment system >>

* The World’S First Under-Display Selfie Camera Isn’T Very Good >>
* From whistleblower laws to unions: How Google’s AI ethics meltdown could shape policy >>
* Anupam Singh, Cloudera & Manish Dasaur, Accenture | CUBE Conversation >>

* Apple Project Titan to start electric vehicle production in 2024 >>
* Exclusive: Apple targets car production by 2024 and eyes ‘next level’ battery technology >>
* Dubious supply chain report claims ‘Apple Car’ will arrive in September 2021 >>

* Congress allots $2B to replace Huawei equipment >>
* Anil Singhal, NETSCOUT | CUBE Conversation >>
* Bio Breakthroughs of 2020, as Heard on Journal Club >>

* Solving Kubernetes Security Challenges Using Red Hat OpenShift and Sysdig >>
* How to Build a Scalable Tech Stack for a Growing SaaS Product >>
* Creating a Machine Learning Workflow using Google BigQuery and Amazon Managed Apache Airflow >>

* Behind the Scenes at NeurIPS with NVIDIA and CalTech’s Anima Anandkumar – Ep. 131 >>
* A Fresh Virus Wave Is Testing South Korea’s No-Lockdown Strategy >>
* WeLoveNoCode! Fast NoCode Development For a Low, Flat, Monthly Fee >>

* Boris Johnson has led Britain into an abyss of overlapping crises at the worst possible time >>
* Parts of England could remain under strict ‘Tier 4’ lockdown measures for at least 4 months >>

* SpaceX Boca Chica – Starship SN9 Gets a New Forward Flap >>
* SpaceX Boca Chica Weekly Update – Starship SN9 Repaired before Rollout – Booster Number 1 Progress >>
* AWS re:Invent 2020 – Developer Keynote with Dr. Werner Vogels >>

* Step Aside, PCR: CRISPR-based COVID-19 Tests Are Coming >>
* 3D printing boats is becoming standard practice >>
* 2020 AI Alignment Literature Review and Charity Comparison >>

* Adobe releases Premiere Pro beta for M1 Macs >>
* This galaxy took only 500 million years to form >>
* Dilbert: Monday December 21, 2020: Tweets Do Not Represent Employer >>

* Cryo-electron Microscopy Enables Breakthrough Imaging of Individual Atoms in Proteins >>
* Disruption, Not Regulation, Should Be Tech Companies’ Top Concern >>
* Google expands its cloud with new regions in Chile, Germany and Saudi Arabia >>

* Elon Musk Tweeted About a Bitcoin Rival. It Soared 20% >>
* Equity Monday: Billion-dollar deals, JetBrain’s epic profitability and our favorite new VC rounds >>
* How Amazon Thinks About Competition >>

* NextMind’s Dev Kit for mind-controlled computing offers a rare ‘wow’ factor in tech >>
* This is the Stanford vaccine algorithm that left out frontline doctors >>
* 2020 in review: Coronavirus vaccines made in record time >>

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December 20, 2020 Leave a comment

* Fast-moving new coronavirus strain in England raises alarms >>
* EU countries ban travel from UK after spread of new virus strain >>
* Border restrictions isolate Sydney >>

* Brexit talks remain blocked over fishing rights >>

* Breaking Analysis: Cloud Momentum & Optimism Point to 4% Rise in 2021 Tech Spend >>
* NeurIPS 2020: researchers proposed faster, more efficient alternatives to backpropagation >>
* Video Friday: These Robots Wish You Happy Holidays! >>

* Starship SN9 recovery for flight and Super Heavy progress + ISS, SXM-7, Angara-5, Rocket Lab updates >>
* Inside The World’s Largest Data Center >>
* Orbital refueling and manufacturing go from theory to reality in 2021 >>

* Stuck at Home, People Are Splurging on Wine and Spirits >>
* E-Ternal: New Technology and the Quest to ‘Live’ Forever >>
* How movie theaters can avoid extinction >>

* Gillmor Gang: Full Stream Ahead >>
* Mixtape podcast: Artificial intelligence and disability >>
* Elon Musk says Tesla’s Full Self-Driving subscription arrives in early 2021 >>

* Vergecast: two new Google antitrust cases and an AirPods Max review >>
* Why Hollywood’s road to streaming will be a bumpy ride >>
* Where is the future of the box office? >>

* Apple Maps Look Around imaging vehicles spotted in New Zealand, Singapore, Israel >>
* Internet Privacy Under Continued Attack by the US Government >>
* All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone >>

* Dozens of Al Jazeera journalists allegedly hacked using Israeli firm’s spyware >>
* How an obscure British PC maker invented ARM and changed the world >>
* TED: 6 big ethical questions about the future of AI >>

* Dec 10th Keynote Analysis Dave Vellante & Dave Floyer | AWS re:Invent 2020 >>
* Dec 15th Keynote Analysis with Sarbjeet Johal & Rob Hirschfeld | AWS re:Invent 2020 >>
* Dec 16th Keynote Analysis with Jeremy Burton | AWS re:Invent 2020 >>
* Bio Eats World: The Machine that Made the Vaccine >>

* 2020: Why a Bad Year Was Good for Security >>
* The Enterprise in 2020 — what 24 company builders had to say >>
* Pandemic accelerating the move to a hybrid workplace >>

* Our Top 10 Consumer Tech Posts of 2020 >>
* Bio Breakthroughs of 2020, as Heard on Journal Club >>
* YouTube had the mostly unremarkable year it was looking for >>
* Someone Slowed Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’ Way Down And Created Pure Whambience >>

* The 20 Phrases That Defined 2020 >>
* Jupiter, Saturn to appear at their closest in almost 400 years tonight >>
* Highlights | PRADA Christmas Race >>

* Podcast: The Making and Maintenance of our Open Source Infrastructure | Nadia Eghbal >>
* The Vocabulary of Long-term Thinking >>
* This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through December 19) >>

* QuantumScape’s New Solid-State Battery Is Twice as Energy-Dense as Lithium-Ion >>
* Sir David Attenborough on Joe Biden, Christmas wrapping… and flamingos >>
* SpaceX carries out final launch of 2020 from Kennedy Space Center >>

* Pandemic has proven that mothers can work from home and still be excellent >>
* No ‘Negative’ News: How China Censored the Coronavirus >>

* Coronavirus aid talks are just a preview of the stupidest political argument we will have in 2021 >>
* Giving Billions Fast, MacKenzie Scott Upends Philanthropy >>
* Capella Space Defends High-Resolution Satellite Photos Described as ‘Eerily Observant’ >>

* Amazon’s Answer To SpaceX Starlink Delivers 400Mbps In Prototype Phase >>
* Population health applications with Amazon HealthLake – Part 1: Analytics and monitoring using Amazon QuickSight >>
* Building and deploying an object detection computer vision application at the edge with AWS Panorama >>
* Will Pfizer, Moderna vaccines’ effectiveness be suppressed by new coronavirus strain? >>

* Exploring Nanotechnology and the Future of Renewable Energy >>
* NASA’s Webb Sunshield Successfully Unfolds and Tensions in Final Tests >>
* 10 of the most common concerns about the Covid-19 vaccines >>

* AWS on Air 2020: AWS What’s Next ft. Amazon Connect Tasks >>
* AWS Proton is Conway’s Law-as-a-Service >>
* How China Ruined Recycling For Everyone >>

* AI-supported test predicts eye disease three years before symptoms >>
* HBR Readers Reflect on 2020 >>
* Lt. Gen. John Thompson explains how startups can interact with the Space Force >>

* Peter Beck on Rocket Lab’s expanding orbit >>
* Space Force announces its personnel will be called ‘Guardians’ >>
* Starship SN8 Flight: The Mini Documentary >>

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