Referred to as “ambient computing,” these technologies perform computations for you without a direct command. As ambient means “in your environment,” these devices are intended to be so integrated into your surroundings that you’re no longer conscious of them. This is significantly different from smartphones and smartwatches that we have to actively check to use. … [Read more...] about What Is Ambient Computing, and How Will It Change Our Lives?
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Planet is a leading exponent of what co-founder and CEO Will Marshall, an ex-NASA scientist, calls 'agile aerospace'. Founded in 2010, Planet numbers Google among its equity stakeholders following the acquisition of Terra Bella and its SkySat constellation in 2017. The company currently has over 150 satellites in orbit, comprising 120-plus PlanetScope 'Doves' (10x10x30cm, 4kg, 3m resolution), 15 SkySats (60x60x95cm, 110kg, 72cm resolution), and 5 RapidEye (<1m3, 150kg, 5m resolution) devices. Orbiting the poles every 90 minutes, Planet's constellation can image the entire land surface of the Earth every day, providing data suitable for use cases including mapping, deep learning, disaster response, precision agriculture, and temporal image analytics. … [Read more...] about The Internet of Wild Things: Technology and the battle against biodiversity loss and climate change
BiteJust two drops of potent black mamba venom can kill a human, according to South Africa’s Kruger National Park. “Like cobras and coral snakes, the venom of a black mamba contains neurotoxins,” Viernum told Live Science. She described the venom as “fast-acting.” It shuts down the nervous system and paralyzes victims, and without antivenom, the fatality rate from a black mamba bite is 100 percent. “Fatalities from black mamba bites have been documented to occur within as little as 20 minutes after injection,” said Viernum. “However, most known fatalities have occurred within 30 minutes to 3 hours or longer.” … [Read more...] about Black Mamba Facts
What you need to know Google's Titan USB key is now available to users in 5 more countries, making 10 nations covered total. Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland join the US, Canada, France, Japan, and the UK. Google is giving away free Titan keys to users on federal political campaigns. … [Read more...] about Google’s Titan key doubles its reach as it expands through Europe
2FA Ring makes two-factor authentication mandatory, adds new privacy controls Ring announced today that it will make two-factor authentication mandatory going forward. It will also temporarily pause most third-party analytics services and allow you to opt-out of sharing your information with third parties for personalized advertising. … [Read more...] about Jiggle Physics #22: Pokémon HOME; Dreams for PS4; Outriders