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Activision Blizzard comenzó con los despidos masivos de sus trabajadores

Activision Blizzard comenzó con los despidos masivos de sus trabajadores
Hace un par de días comenzaron a circular fuertes rumores sobre un importante recorte de personal en Activision Blizzard, y ahora tenemos que la información resultó ser verdadera ya que se ha confirmado el inicio de los despidos masivos en la compañía (vía Kotaku)…

Activision Blizzard comenzó con los despidos masivos de sus trabajadores
Tal como lo indicaban los rumores, tenemos que Activision Blizzard ha comenzado a aplicar los despidos masivos de sus trabajadores.

Detectan raras explosiones en la parte superior de la atmósfera de la Tierra

Detectan raras explosiones en la parte superior de la atmósfera de la Tierra
Un grupo de científicos rusos ha identificado varias “explosiones” de luz en las alturas de nuestro planeta. Los investigadores están verdaderamente desconcertados y piensan que puede ser un fenómeno completamente nuevo y desconocido. Las señales fueron detectadas por el satélite Lomonosov, el cual lleva el nombre del científico Mikhail Lomonosov. La máquina está diseñada para estudiar los rayos cósmicos y los fenómenos de luz en la atmósfera superior de nuestro planeta (la capa de gases que rodea a la Tierra)…

¡De origen desconocido! Detectan raras explosiones en la parte superior de la atmósfera de la Tierra
Fueron detectadas por el satélite ruso Lomonoso en la parte alta de la atmósfera de nuestro planeta. Los científicos aún no saben su origen.

Pasan los meses y el Huawei Mate 20 Pro sigue liderando ranking de las mejores cámaras

Pasan los meses y el Huawei Mate 20 Pro sigue liderando ranking de las mejores cámaras
El Mate 20 Pro de Huawei fue lanzado en octubre del año pasado en Londres, presentando un único sistema de cámara triple. Todo eso, que incluye un lente de 40 megapixeles, un teleobjetivo y un gran angular, junto a la mejor cámara frontal para selfies. Si a eso le sumas el chip Kirin 980, que entrega lo mejor en inteligencia artificial a las fotografías y videos, ajustando los parámetros dependiendo de la escena que estés viendo, obtienes lo inevitable, el reconocimiento más grande que puede tener la cámara de un móvil: estar a la cabeza del ranking DxOMark…

Pasan los meses y el Huawei Mate 20 Pro sigue liderando ranking de las mejores cámaras
Lanzamiento tras lanzamiento, nadie le puede quitar el trono

Incredible video of space station flying in front of the moon

Incredible video of space station flying in front of the moon
On Sunday, UK-based backyard astrophotographer Szabolcs Nagy captured a series of images of the International Space Station transiting the moon and combined them in the captivating GIF above. Nagy’s tools, seen below in the parking lot where he set up for the shoot, were a Skywatcher 250/1200 FlexTube Ddobson telescope and Zwo ASI224MC camera…

Incredible video of space station flying in front of the moon
Incredible video of space station flying in front of the moon

Unmanaged open source code could put companies at risk

Unmanaged open source code could put companies at risk
More than half the code found in commercial software packages is open source, but if it isn’t properly tracked businesses might be in the dark on the number of vulnerabilities and license compliance issues that exist in their applications. Software supply chain specialist Flexera has released a report looking into the state of open source license compliance, based on analyzing data from 134 software audits…

Unmanaged open source code could put companies at risk
More than half the code found in commercial software packages is open source, but if it isn’t properly tracked businesses might be in the dark on the number of vulnerabilities and license compliance issues that exist in their applications.

SpaceX to submit Moon lander proposal for latest NASA spaceflight competition

SpaceX to submit Moon lander proposal for latest NASA spaceflight competition
SpaceX reportedly plans to submit its own human-rated Moon lander design for NASA’s latest major request for proposal (RFP), part of the agency’s rough plan to return humans to the Moon no earlier than 2028…

SpaceX to submit Moon lander proposal for latest NASA spaceflight competition

An update on TSMC’s transition to 7nm EUV mass production and future plans

An update on TSMC’s transition to 7nm EUV mass production and future plans
Forward-looking: Innovation goals for advanced manufacturing processes are on track at TSMC. Following the completion of 7nm EUV, there is already a clear path forward to 5nm, then down to 3nm…

An update on TSMC’s transition to 7nm EUV mass production and future plans
Beginning at the end of March, TSMC will be ready to begin mass production of 7nm wafers using extreme ultraviolet lithography. ASML, a producer of lithography machinery has already allocated 18 of the 30 systems it is building in 2019 for TSMC.

Questions in quantum computing—how to move electrons with light

Questions in quantum computing—how to move electrons with light
The Quantum Dynamics Unit traps a 2-D layer of electrons in liquid helium, held inside a sealed chamber and cooled to nearly absolute zero. Inside the chamber, a metal plate and spherical mirror on the top reflect microwave light (the red beam), and thus form a microwave cavity (resonator). The trapped microwaves interact with the electrons floating on the liquid helium…

Questions in quantum computing—how to move electrons with light
Electronics rely on the movement of negatively-charged electrons. Physicists strive to understand the forces that push these particles into motion, with the goal of harnessing their power in new technologies. Quantum computers, for instance, employ a fleet of precisely controlled electrons to take on goliath computational tasks. Recently, researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) demonstrated how mi…

Researchers use Intel SGX to put malware beyond the reach of antivirus software – Processor protects…

Researchers use Intel SGX to put malware beyond the reach of antivirus software – Processor protects malware from attempts to inspect and analyze it.
Researchers have found a way to run malicious code on systems with Intel processors in such a way that the malware can’t be analyzed or identified by antivirus software, using the processor’s own features to protect the bad code. As well as making malware in general harder to examine, bad actors could use this protection to, for example, write ransomware applications that never disclose their encryption keys in readable memory, making it substantially harder to recover from attacks…

Researchers use Intel SGX to put malware beyond the reach of antivirus software
Processor protects malware from attempts to inspect and analyze it.

First Light Fusion commissions pulsed power device

First Light Fusion commissions pulsed power device
The UK’s First Light Fusion has successfully completed constructing and testing its Machine 3 – the only pulsed power machine of its scale in the world dedicated to researching fusion energy. The company aims to demonstrate first fusion later this year…

First Light Fusion commissions pulsed power device – World Nuclear News
The UK’s First Light Fusion has successfully completed constructing and testing its Machine 3 – the only pulsed power machine of its scale in the world dedicated to researching fusion energy. The company aims to demonstrate first fusion later this year.

Google and IBM still trying desperately to move cloud market-share needle

Google and IBM still trying desperately to move cloud market-share needle
When it comes to the cloud market, there are few known knowns. For instance, we know that AWS is the market leader with around 32 percent of market share. We know Microsoft is far back in second place with around 14 percent, the only other company in double digits. We also know that IBM and Google are wallowing in third or fourth place, depending on whose numbers you look at, stuck in single digits. The market keeps expanding, but these two major companies never seem to get a much bigger piece of the pie…

Google and IBM still trying desperately to move cloud market-share needle – TechCrunch

IBM brings Watson to any cloud

IBM brings Watson to any cloud
IBM today announced that it is freeing its Watson-branded AI services — like the Watson Assistant for building conversational interfaces and Watson OpenScale for managing the AI life cycle — from its own cloud and allowing enterprises to take its platform and running it in their own data centers. In a way, you can think of this as Watson as a managed service…

IBM brings Watson to any cloud – TechCrunch

Canonical Snapd Vulnerability Gives Root Access in Linux

Canonical Snapd Vulnerability Gives Root Access in Linux
A researcher has discovered a new vulnerability called “Dirty_Sock” in the REST API for Canonical’s snapd daemon that can allow attackers to gain root access on Linux machines. To illustrate how these vulnerabilities can be exploited, the researcher has released to PoCs that use different methods to elevate privileges…

Canonical Snapd Vulnerability Gives Root Access in Linux

Thanks to Gaia, We Now Know Exactly When We’ll be Colliding with Andromeda

Thanks to Gaia, We Now Know Exactly When We’ll be Colliding with Andromeda
Astronomers have known for some time that the Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies will collide on some future date. The best guess for that rendezvous has been about 3.75 billion years from now. But now a new study based on Data Release 2 from the ESA’s Gaia mission is bringing some clarity to this future collision…

Thanks to Gaia, We Now Know Exactly When We’ll be Colliding with Andromeda – Universe Today
A new study using data from Gaia Data Release 2 sheds new light on the future collision between the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy.

620 million records from 16 websites listed for sale on the Dark Web

620 million records from 16 websites listed for sale on the Dark Web
The pockets of credential stuffers and spammers have been potentially fattened by another 617 million pilfered accounts, hacked out of 16 websites and now allegedly up for sale on the Dark Web. The Register reports that a seller on the Dream Market – a Dark Web marketplace hidden by the encrypted layers of Tor – began offering these stolen databases with this many accounts on Monday…

620 million records from 16 websites listed for sale on the Dark Web
Some of the breaches are new, while some were reported last year. The sites include MyFitnessPal, MyHeritage, Whitepages and more.

Evil USB O.MG Cable opens up Wi-Fi to remote attacks

Evil USB O.MG Cable opens up Wi-Fi to remote attacks
Take a look at one of your USB cables and you’ll probably see an icon. It might look like a trident, with a vector, circle and square stemming off the main branch. What do those three symbols mean? You can find multiple suggestions online. We’re less inclined to believe that it was created by Al Gore to represent a three-pronged attack on the earth, and more comfortable with the suggestion that the icon likely indicates that the cable delivers three things: data, power, and audio/video…

Evil USB O.MG Cable opens up Wi-Fi to remote attacks
… and enables de-authenticaton attacks that could knock targeted systems off the Wi-Fi and onto one of these nefarious cables.

Opportunity Mars rover is probably dead after 15-year mission

Opportunity Mars rover is probably dead after 15-year mission
Opportunity is already buried – all that’s left is to say goodbye. The ageing Mars rover became mired in a colossal dust storm in June 2018, and operators haven’t been able to reach it since then. NASA is expected to announce later today that Opportunity’s mission is officially over. In January 2004, two rovers – Spirit and Opportunity – touched down on the surface of the Red Planet. NASA hoped that one of the two rovers would last for 90 days, but this turned out to be a huge underestimate. Spirit roved the surface for nearly six years before getting stuck in a patch of soft dirt, while Opportunity has lasted well into its 15th year before joining its sibling…

Opportunity Mars rover is probably dead after 15-year mission
A huge dust storm in June 2018 left NASA unable to contact the Opportunity rover. Now the space agency is set to say goodbye to their epic Mars explorer

Huge Meteor Left Crater Hidden Beneath Greenland Ice

Huge Meteor Left Crater Hidden Beneath Greenland Ice
The crater is 22 miles (36 km) in diameter and is buried under 1.2 miles (2 km) of ice. It’s located close to the Hiawatha impact crater. Lurking below more than a mile of ice in Greenland is a circular depression that was very likely left by an ancient impact with a space rock. The meteor impact crater, reported Feb. 11 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, is only the second ever discovered in Greenland. It’s just 113 miles (183 kilometers) from the other crater in the country, which scientists reported last year…

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Startling Interactive Map Shows What Climate Change Will Do to Your City by 2080

Startling Interactive Map Shows What Climate Change Will Do to Your City by 2080
When you’re older, your hometown will feel different. That’s true for everybody. But for people living today, the changes will be impossible to ignore. We usually measure climate change in terms of rising temperatures. But scientists say there’s another way of thinking about it: spatial displacement. In a new study, researchers say cities in North America by the year 2080 will basically feel like they’re about 500 miles (800 km) away from where they currently are – in terms of the drastic changes that are taking place in their climate…

Startling Interactive Map Shows What Climate Change Will Do to Your City by 2080
When you’re older, your hometown will feel different. That’s true for everybody. But for people living today, the changes will be impossible to ignore.

Huge leak shows Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ in action in a hands-on video

Huge leak shows Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ in action in a hands-on video
Samsung’s big Galaxy S10 event is scheduled to take place exactly one week from today in San Francisco, California. But by the time the company’s February 20th Unpacked press conference finally arrives, we’re fairly confident that there will be absolutely no surprises in store. The Galaxy S10 series of flagship phones have been featured in countless leaks over the past few months, and we already know practically everything there is to know about the devices. Three new flagship phones will be included in Samsung’s first wave of launches: the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and an entry-level model called the Galaxy S10e that will go head to head with Apple’s iPhone XR…

Huge leak shows Samsung’s Galaxy S10+ in action in a hands-on video
Samsung’s big Galaxy S10 event is scheduled to take place exactly one week from today in San Francisco, California. But by the time the company’s February 20th Unpacked press conference…

Cisco’s warning: Patch this default Network Assurance Engine password bug

Cisco’s warning: Patch this default Network Assurance Engine password bug
When changing the default admin password doesn’t actually change the password at all…

Cisco’s warning: Patch this default Network Assurance Engine password bug | ZDNet
When changing the default admin password doesn’t actually change the password at all.

Inyección de contenido en Kindle FireOS

Inyección de contenido en Kindle FireOS
Una vulnerabilidad en FireOS permite realizar ataques “man-in-the-middle” para revelar información sensible sobre el dispositivo o inyectar contenido malicioso aprovechando llamadas no aseguradas (sin HTTPS) del sistema operativo…

Inyección de contenido en Kindle FireOS — Una al Día
Una vulnerabilidad en FireOS permite realizar ataques “man-in-the-middle” para revelar información sensible sobre el dispositivo o inyectar contenido malicioso aprovechando llamadas no …

World is literally a greener place than it was 20 years ago, according to NASA data

World is literally a greener place than it was 20 years ago, according to NASA data
A multi-decade, high resolution study of the Earth’s surface has finally yielded some good news: the planet is a much greener place than it was in the mid ‘90s, and the source of this greening has surprised many…

World is literally a greener place than it was 20 years ago, according to NASA data
A multi-decade, high resolution study of the Earth’s surface has finally yielded some good news: the planet is a much greener place than it was in the mid ‘90s, and the source of this greening has surprised many.

Russia takes steps to survive global internet shutdown with its own web – MPs

Russia takes steps to survive global internet shutdown with its own web – MPs
Russia is preparing itself to be disconnected from the World Wide Web. The Lower House of Parliament passed in the first reading a law ensuring the security of the Russian part of the internet…

Russia takes steps to survive global internet shutdown with its own web – MPs
Russia is preparing itself to be disconnected from the World Wide Web. The Lower House of Parliament passed in the first reading a law ensuring the security of the Russian part of the internet.