Technology

Steve May 6, 2020

When we first covered the high power Delfast TopCop electric bicycle, the company was still pitching its bikes to various police departments around the world. Now we’re hearing some of the first feedback from actual cops who have incorporated the e-bikes into their daily service. The Delfast TopCop is an enduro-style electric bicycle that might […]

Steve May 6, 2020

We’ve seen a lot of practical machines built using Lego. Why not? The bricks are cheap and plentiful, so if they can get the job done, who cares if they look like a child’s toy? Apparently, not [Yuksel Temiz]. He’s an engineer for IBM whose job involves taking pictures of microscopic fluidic circuits. When he […]

Steve May 6, 2020

Last week, Spotify posted its earnings for Q1 2020, in which it revealed that the popular music streaming service now has 130 million paid subscribers. While emphasizing that the music business is concentrated on paid subscriptions, the company’s CEO and Founder Daniel Ek said that a considerable portion of advertising sales in the U.S. radio […]

Steve May 6, 2020

Microsoft released the Chromium-based Edge browser earlier this year and the company confirmed that it will support extensions downloaded from other Web Stores including Chrome Web Store. While Microsoft has created its own Add-ons Store, the company is now suggesting users to visit Chrome’s Web Store to get “great extensions”. As spotted by Techdows, Edge […]

Steve May 6, 2020

For a newly launched startup with huge plans but limited resources, enterprise customers might seem like a blessing in the sky. After all, large companies often have what startups are looking for – a single enterprise customer can bring you 10-1000x+ more revenue right away than a small account, and with multi-year contracts to boot.…

Steve May 6, 2020

Fuck you Twitter. If you’re going to write something like this in a reply to a tweet, the social network might soon ask you to reconsider before sending it. Last night, the company announced that it’s currently testing this feature with a limited number of users on iOS to gauge their response. Essentially, if you post slurs. epithets, or…

Steve May 5, 2020

Two new satellite images reveal that Earth’s ice melt is noticeable from space.The new maps — published Thursday as part of a study in the journal Science — vividly depict 16 years of ice loss in Greenland and Antarctica as viewed by laser-emitting NASA satellite images.The images paint a picture of rapidly-melting ice along the coasts of…

Steve May 5, 2020

Summary & Key Takeaways On May 3rd, 2020, Algolia’s infrastructure experienced an attack due to the salt configuration management vulnerability CVE-2020-11651. Through this vulnerability, two types of malware code were able to get into Algolia’s configuration manager — one designed to mine crypto-currencies and another one to act as a backdoor server.   Given the nature…

Steve May 5, 2020

No moral anchor: Machiavelli. Photo: © incamerastock / Alamy Stock Photo In Wolf Hall, while Thomas Cromwell is getting over his wife’s death, he whiles away the time reading Niccolò Machiavelli’s Principalities: “it is a Latin edition, shoddily printed in Naples, which seems to have passed through many hands.” Actually it must have been a…