https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/07/big-tech-pandemic-power-grab/612238/ The firms are all too eager to help the government manage the coronavirus crisis. FRANKLIN FOER JULY/AUGUST 2020 ISSUE Long before the coronavirus pandemic, the tech industry yearned to prove its indispensability to the world. Its executives liked to describe
Sarah Perez@sarahintampa | 3:26 PM EDT | July 1, 2020 Instagram Stories has grown to become one of Facebook’s best products to date. As of last year, roughly half of Instagram’s users — or 500 million people — were interacting with Stories on a
Apple could announce plans as soon as Monday to replace Intel processors in Macs with chips that it designed itself. By Don Clark and Jack Nicas | June 19, 2020 OAKLAND, Calif. — Silicon Valley is bracing for a long-expected breakup of Apple
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jun/26/satellite-experts-oneweb-investment-uk-galileo-brexit Bid for 20% of OneWeb to replace Galileo after Brexit ‘looks like nationalism trumping industrial policy’. The UK government’s plan to invest hundreds of millions of pounds in a satellite broadband company has been described as “nonsensical” by experts,
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-53238512 By Roger HarrabinBBC environment analyst 1 July In his speech on the planned economic recovery, the prime minister said hydrogen technology is an area where the UK leads the world. He hopes it’ll create clean jobs in the future.
By Steve Lehr June 30, 2020 Leading universities and major technology companies agreed on Tuesday to back a new project intended to give academics and other scientists access to the computing resources now available mainly to a few tech giants.
https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/India-has-chosen-sides-in-the-US-China-tech-war New Delhi ban on Chinese apps after border clash fits into wider conflict, Jai Vipra | July 7, 2020 | 20:00 JST Jai Vipra is a technology policy researcher focusing on the economics of digital platforms in the Global
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/30/health/sign-language-glove-ucla-scn-scli-intl/index.html By Rob Picheta, CNN Updated 11:13 AM ET | Wed July 1, 2020 (CNN)A glove that translates sign language into speech in real time has been developed by scientists — potentially allowing deaf people to communicate directly with anyone,