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The Cold War Project That Pulled Climate Science From the Ice
Wired

A top secret US nuke installation in Greenland was supposed to end with 600 missiles aimed at the USSR. Instead it opened the door to a huge breakthrough in climate research. more…

Exclusive: Asylum seekers returned to Mexico rarely win bids to wait in U.S.
Reuters

Over two hours on June 1, a Honduran teenager named Tania pleaded with a U.S. official not to be returned to Mexico. more…

The Budding U.S. Cannabis Industry Needs Normal Access to Business Banking and Insurance
Greenentrepreneur.com

Systemic barriers to basic banking and insurance services are muffling the cannabis boom much more than is generally realized. more…

How Emerging Technologies Are Changing the Future of Work
Readwrite.com

Imagine your workplace ten years from now. Chances are it’ll be very different from today thanks to fast-evolving technologies that are changing the nature of work, the dynamics of the workforce, and the notion of the workplace. To stay relevant and competiti… more…

Machine learning classifiers are up to 20% less accurate when labeling photos from homes in poor countries
Boingboing.net

A new study from Facebook AI Research evaluates common machine-learning classifiers' ability to label photos of objects found in households in rich countries versus household objects from poor countries and finds that the models' performance lags significantl… more…

Hazelcast raises $21 million for high-speed, low-latency memory
Venturebeat.com

Hazelcast, a Palo Alto startup offering a range of in-memory computing solutions, has raised $21 million in fresh venture capital. more…

How Microsoft is tackling cloud gaming with Project xCloud
Venturebeat.com

Microsoft showed off a working version of Project xCloud, the cloud gaming service, that the company says beta testing is beginning. more…

How Dropbox is finally breaking free of the folder
Fastcompany.com

An exclusive look at Dropbox’s all-new version, which adds full-blown Windows and Mac apps, integrations with other workplace tools, and more. For years, the single best thing about Dropbox was that it was practically invisible. Read Full Story more…

Dear Bureaucrat, Our computer system is useless
Federaltimes.com

Your problem is common: a system is bought, paid for and officially a successful implementation, it just doesn’t do what the workers need. But there are ways to automate tasks in your job that official IT ignores. more…

Privacy: What Apple does and doesn’t know about you
9to5mac.com

Apple of course prioritizes the privacy of customer data, but a new analysis takes a look at what Apple does and doesn’t know about you. Apple pitches itself as the most privacy-minded of the big tech companies, and indeed it goes to great lengths to collect … more…

Telegram says China was behind a powerful attack that disrupted the service during Hong Kong protests
Yahoo.com

Telegram is one of the end-to-end encrypted chat apps out there that offers the same kind of security as iMessage or WhatsApp when it comes to protecting chats and voice communications. It's also the kind of app that pisses off governments and intelligence se… more…

Apple advancing stereoscopic vision tech for future AR glasses
Appleinsider.com

Apple is looking into ways to display pre-rendered 3D video in a stereoscopic way, a system that would be beneficial for AR glasses or a VR headset to provide a more believable view of a virtual object by creating a specific view for each eye. more…

Cloud gaming may be great for gamers but bad for energy consumption
New Scientist

Cloud gaming services like Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud are hot topics at the gaming show E3, but a switch to streaming games could have huge ramifciations for internet traffic and gaming's energy use more…

Greatest threat facing IT? Not the latest tech giant cockwomblery – it's just tired engineers
Theregister.co.uk

Friends don't let friends use TRUNCATE Who, Me? Bid farewell to the festivities of the weekend with a story of self-inflicted pain in our weekly Who, Me? column.… more…

It is with a heavy heart that we must report that your software has bugs and needs patching: Microsoft, Adobe, SAP, Intel emit security fixes
Theregister.co.uk

And Google drops a zero-day on Windows after deadline miss Patch Tuesday Microsoft, Adobe, Intel, and SAP have all emitted their latest Patch Tuesday batch of security fixes. Users and admins are encouraged to test and install the updates as soon as humanly p… more…

Capture One Studio launched to add automation for high volume studios
Dpreview.com

Phase One has launched a new version of its Capture One image editing software application that is designed to assist workflow processes in busy studio environments. Capture One Studio allows central control for operations that use multiple photographers shoo… more…

Xiaomi Redmi Y3 [Mini] Review: Class Leading Selfie Performance
Xda-developers.com

Xiaomi introduced the Redmi Y series back in 2017 with the Redmi Y1 being the first device from the youth-focused lineup. It was followed by the Redmi Y2 which not only featured a better front camera, but also a dual-camera setup for portrait photography, the… more…

Qualcomm ISP Explained
Androidauthority.com

How the Qualcomm Spectra ISP and photography ecosystem help achieve crystal clear snapshots. more…

Telegram says China was behind a powerful attack that disrupted the service during Hong Kong protests
Bgr.com

Telegram is one of the end-to-end encrypted chat apps out there that offers the same kind of security as iMessage or WhatsApp when it comes to protecting chats and voice communications. It's also the kind of app that pisses off governments and intelligence se… more…

Google Stadia Is About To Show Everyone Why Broadband Usage Caps Are Bullshit
Techdirt.com

We've noted for years how broadband providers have increasingly imposed arbitrary, confusing, and punitive usage caps and overage fees to cash in on the lack of competition in US broadband. Not only have industry executives admitted these limits aren't techni… more…