A destructive tornado with winds up to 170 mph started in Rolling Fork, Miss. It quickly became one of the deadliest ever in the state.
5 Signs Your Loved One Needs a Life Alert
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Friday Squid Blogging: Creating Batteries Out of Squid Cells
This is fascinating: “When a squid ends up chipping what’s called its ring tooth, which is the nail underneath its tentacle, it needs to regrow that tooth very rapidly, otherwise it can’t claw its prey,” he explains. This was intriguing news and it sparked an idea in Hopkins lab where he’d been trying to… Continue reading Friday Squid Blogging: Creating Batteries Out of Squid Cells
Barrels of Pure DDT Found Buried Off Coast of Los Angeles
Scientists discovered dumped barrels of the harmful chemical DDT, which has not broken down and remains “pure” within disintegrating barrels.
Microsoft Copilot could fix a long-running Office problem
Disclosure: Microsoft is a client of the author. In a sense, Microsoft Office and I grew up in this industry together. We both entered tech at around the same time, and I was one of its first users — when it had a problem that continues to plague it. Office was largely built through acquisition,… Continue reading Microsoft Copilot could fix a long-running Office problem
Mass Ransomware Attack
A vulnerability in a popular data transfer tool has resulted in a mass ransomware attack: TechCrunch has learned of dozens of organizations that used the affected GoAnywhere file transfer software at the time of the ransomware attack, suggesting more victims are likely to come forward. However, while the number of victims of the mass-hack is… Continue reading Mass Ransomware Attack
Q&A: Univ. of Phoenix CIO says chatbots could threaten innovation
The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) has opened the door to endless opportunities across hundreds of industries, but privacy continues to be huge concern. The use of data to inform AI tools can unintentionally reveal sensitive and personal information. Chatbots built atop large language models (LLMs) such as GPT-4 hold tremendous promise to reduce the amount of time knowedge workers spend summarizing… Continue reading Q&A: Univ. of Phoenix CIO says chatbots could threaten innovation
ChatGPT Privacy Flaw
OpenAI has disabled ChatGPT’s privacy history, almost certainly because they had a security flaw where users were seeing each others’ histories.
Google Suspends Chinese E-Commerce App Pinduoduo Over Malware
Google says it has suspended the app for the Chinese e-commerce giant Pinduoduo after malware was found in versions of the software. The move comes just weeks after Chinese security researchers published an analysis suggesting the popular e-commerce app sought to seize total control over affected devices by exploiting multiple security vulnerabilities in a variety… Continue reading Google Suspends Chinese E-Commerce App Pinduoduo Over Malware
Google opens sign-ups for its Bard AI chatbot
Search and hyperscale computing giant Google said today that it has opened up access to Bard, a generative AI chatbot meant to compete with similar services offered by Microsoft and OpenAI, among others. Bard, like similar advanced chatbots, is powered by a large language model. LLMs are essentially advanced deep learning algorithms, with a range… Continue reading Google opens sign-ups for its Bard AI chatbot