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Infotech Headlines Today
[Thu-20-Jun-2024]

Updated: 21 mins ago

#OccupyParliament begins in Kenya with police blocking access to parliament - Techcabal

5 indie horror games you won't want to play after dark - Pocket Lint

Accel and Dealroom: out of 221 generative AI startups in Europe and Israel, 27% were created in London, 13% in Tel Aviv, 12% in Berlin, and 10% in Paris (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch) - Techmeme

AMD says hackers accessed limited information related to assembling of certain AMD products on a third-party vendor site and expects no material business impact (Ian King/Bloomberg) - Techmeme

Arvind Mithal, a prolific computer scientist and longtime MIT professor who led the Computation Structures Group in MIT CSAIL, died on June 17 at age 77 (Adam Zewe/MIT News) - Techmeme

At Augmented World Expo, Palmer Luckey says he's building a new headset "driven by military requirements" that will also be used for "non-military stuff" (Adi Robertson/The Verge) - Techmeme

Best Echo Show in 2024: Which smart display is best for you - Pocket Lint

Best iPhone 15 Pro Max cases in 2024 - Pocket Lint

Beyond the numbers: Unlocking the potential of Nigeria's booming youth population - Techcabal

Blast off: Nigeria to send first citizen to space in partnership with SERA and Blue Origin - Techcabal

C12, a French quantum computing startup founded by twin brothers, raises $19.4 million - Techcrunch

CDK Global, which provides SaaS tools for over 15,000 car dealerships in North America, shuts down most of its systems following a cyberattack (Lawrence Abrams/BleepingComputer) - Techmeme

Check WAEC results 2024 - Techcabal

China's top-valued AI startup, Moonshot AI, recently debuted a role-play chat app and music maker app in the US; Chinese rival MiniMax also expanded to the US (The Information) - Techmeme

Chinese EV maker BYD partners with Rwanda's Ampersand for 40,000 E-Motorcycles - Techcabal

Congolese logistic startup, Noki Noki secures $3 million seed funding to expand across Central Africa - Techcabal

Court strikes out escaped Binance executive, Nadeem Anjarwalla's fundamental rights suit - Technext

EU Chat Control Law Proposes Scanning Your Messages - Even Encrypted Ones - Slashdot

Exclusive: Nigeria on trail of syndicates linked with 10 data breaches, nation's data protection chief says - Technology Times

FedEx's Secretive Police Force Is Helping Cops Build An AI Car Surveillance Network - Slashdot

FG committed to improved airport operations, development ' Keyamo - Tribune

First Bank confirms Olusegun Alebiosu as MD amid capital raise efforts - Techcabal

France leads the pack for Generative AI funding in Europe, London has 3X the number of GenAI startups - Techcrunch

Free Apple TV channels you'll actually watch - Pocket Lint

General Catalyst makes India push with Venture Highway merger - Techcrunch

How to sync your favorite Peloton tracks with Apple Music or Spotify - Pocket Lint

Ilya Sutskever, OpenAI's former chief scientist, launches new AI company - Techcrunch

JAMB spends almost '3bn on CBT, PTC centers in 2024 UTME - Techcabal

LAG-UP: Lagos opens tech skills platform for youths - Technology Times

Microplastics Discovered In Human Penises For the First Time - Slashdot

New JAMB information on 2024 result check without phone number - Techcabal

No cause for alarm, Nigeria airspace is safe ' NCAA - Tribune

Paris-based C12, which is developing a carbon nanotube-based quantum computer, raised 18M led by Varsity, EIC, and Verve, after raising a ~9M seed in 2021 (Lucy Adams/Tech.eu) - Techmeme

Philips Hue redesign: How to activate - Pocket Lint

Plan for New Accounting Rules on Software Costs Moves Forward - Slashdot

Pornhub To Block Five More States Over Age Verification Laws - Slashdot

Pornhub to leave five more states over age-verification laws - Engadget

Q&A with Meta Oversight Board co-chair Helle-Thorning Schmidt on AI deepfakes, Meta rejecting the board's decision on former Cambodian PM Hun Sen, and more (Murad Ahmed/Financial Times) - Techmeme

Sabi, Nectar Fresh, and Meadow Foods partner to solve supply chain problems in Oyo State forest reserve - Techcabal

Sifax Group Chairman commissions SAHCO Travels - Tribune

Snap agrees to a $15M settlement with California after a three-year probe into employees' allegations of discrimination, retaliation, and sexual harassment (Lara Korte/Politico) - Techmeme

Sources: Apple held talks with Baidu, Alibaba, Baichuan AI, and others to help offer Apple Intelligence in China as ChatGPT isn't available in the country (Wall Street Journal) - Techmeme

Steve Jobs would have hated Apple Intelligence - Pocket Lint

Tech Life: Bionic arms and robotic thumbs - BBC

The Sleep Number c1 is a more affordable smart mattress - Pocket Lint

Tinubu urged to urgently constitute aviation boards - Tribune

What is DirectStorage - Pocket Lint



Infotech Headlines Yesterday
[Wed-19-Jun-2024]

17 Management and City-Building Games for Armchair Tycoons - Wired

4 reasons OLED TVs are worth buying - Pocket Lint

5 ways I boosted my TV picture quality - Pocket Lint

6 Best Toasters (2024): Tested and Reviewed - Wired

6 Tech-based Tips to Take Better Control Over Your Workflow - Itnewsafrica

A former Snap engineer debuts Butterflies, a social network where users can create AI personas that then interact with users and other AIs via posts and DMs (Aisha Malik/TechCrunch) - Techmeme

A Google DeepMind study involving 20 professional comedians who already use AI in their work finds LLMs struggled to produce material that was original or funny (Rhiannon Williams/MIT Technology Review) - Techmeme

A look at Mozilla's acquisition of Anonym, which offers "privacy-preserving" ad tools, and how Anonym might interact with a user base that tends to block ads (Thomas Claburn/The Register) - Techmeme

A look at Nvidia's 591,078% rally since its IPO in 1999; long-time investors in Nvidia have had to stomach three annual collapses of 50% or more in the stock (Bloomberg) - Techmeme

A look at Rebind, a mysterious startup that turns Margaret Atwood and other authors' voices into AI reading companions, and an interview with CEO John Dubuque (Laura Kipnis/Wired) - Techmeme

A Social Network Where AIs and Humans Coexist - Slashdot

Adobe Says It Won't Train AI Using Artists' Work. Creatives Aren't Convinced - Wired

Africa Data Centres secures ZAR2 billion funding from RMB to bolster cloud computing services in South Africa - TechMoran

AI Startup Perplexity Is a Bullshit Machine - Wired

Amazon faces nearly $6 million in fines over California labor law violations - Engadget

Amazon plans to invest 10B to expand cloud and logistics in Germany, including 8.8B by 2026 on AWS, taking its total planned German investment to 17.8B (Reuters) - Techmeme

Amazon union workers and the Teamsters have inked a deal - The Verge

Amazon's Throne and Liberty MMO is coming to the west in September - Engadget

AMD is investigating claims of stolen company data - The Verge

AMD Is Investigating Claims That Company Data Was Stolen In Hack - Slashdot

AMD is working with police and a host provider to investigate a claim that company data was stolen, after a BreachForums user said they breached AMD's systems (Ian King/Bloomberg) - Techmeme

An AI video tool just launched, and it's already copying Disney's IP - The Verge

An Effort To Fund an Internet Subsidy Program Just Got Thwarted Again - Slashdot

Analysis: Perplexity seems to scrape sites using surreptitious methods, ignoring robots.txt, with a Perplexity-tied machine doing so on Wired and other sites (Wired) - Techmeme

Android 15 just reached a major milestone - The Verge

Appfigures: iOS 18 could "Sherlock" trail apps, grammar helpers, math solvers, password managers, and emoji apps that have an estimated $393M in annual revenue (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch) - Techmeme

As Nvidia passes Microsoft's market cap, John Chambers, who was the CEO when Cisco passed Microsoft during the dot-com boom, says the situation now is different (Asa Fitch/Wall Street Journal) - Techmeme

Asda IT Staff Shuffled Off To TCS Amid Messy Tech Divorce From Walmart - Slashdot

Astronomers Detect Sudden Awakening of Black Hole For First Time - Slashdot

Blum: Here is all you need to know about the newest TapSwap replica game - Technext

Britain's Universities in Existential Crisis - Slashdot

California Governor Gavin Newsom wants to restrict phone use in schools - Engadget

Centums Two Rivers International Finance & Innovation CentreSecures$47.5m funding from Vantage Capital - TechMoran

China plans new measures to encourage venture capital into its tech sector, including letting investors set up yuan funds; 2023 VC investment fell 7% to $69.9B (Foster Wong/Bloomberg) - Techmeme

China's DeepSeek Coder Becomes First Open-Source Coding Model To Beat GPT-4 Turbo - Slashdot

Chinese Cyber Espionage Group Exploits Fortinet, Ivanti and VMware Zero-Days - Hackers News

Congress passes sweeping pro-nuclear energy bill - Engadget

Consensys says the US SEC is "closing its investigation into Ethereum 2.0" and "will not bring charges alleging that sales of ETH are securities transactions" (Ryan Ozawa/Decrypt) - Techmeme

CRKD NEO S Classic Clear Edition Controller review - Pocket Lint

Decagon, which uses generative AI to replace or augment a company's customer support staff, raised a $35M Series A led by Accel, with participation from a16z (Anna Tong/Reuters) - Techmeme

Dust and water IP ratings: What does IP68 really mean - Pocket Lint

eHealth: Lagos State-Interswitch deal SHIPS in 'comprehensive technological overhaul,' Sanwo-Olu says - Technology Times

Electricity Prices In France Turn Negative As Renewable Energy Floods the Grid - Slashdot

ELO Digital Office Gold Sponsors Digital Finance Africa 2024 - Itnewsafrica

Enugu State turns on computerised vehicle inspection service - Technology Times

Fans of 'Interview With the Vampire' Say the Stakes Have Never Been Higher - Wired

Fengate Asset Management acquires over two-thirds stake in eStruxture, which operates data centers in 15 locations in four Canadian cities, in a $1.3B deal (Paul Vieira/Wall Street Journal) - Techmeme

Fisker failed because it wasn't ready to be a car company - Techcrunch

Fisker tried to out-Tesla Tesla, and now it's bankrupt - The Verge

FOI documents: eight UK train stations scanned passenger faces for two years as part of AI trials; Amazon software was used to predict age, gender, and emotions (Matt Burgess/Wired) - Techmeme

Forbes demands Perplexity not infringe on Forbes IP and drop Forbes-sourced articles; Perplexity-made content remains without attribution, including on YouTube (Sara Fischer/Axios) - Techmeme

Former Cisco CEO: Nvidia's AI Dominance Mirrors Cisco's Internet Boom, But Market Dynamics Differ - Slashdot

Framework partners with DeepComputing to build a RISC-V mainboard for its Laptop 13, set to become one of the first RISC-V laptops; price and release are TBC (Sean Hollister/The Verge) - Techmeme

FTC refers TikTok child privacy case to Justice Department - Techcrunch

Fusion Sparks an Energy Revolution - Wired

Greener Is Getting Going - Wired

Habbo Hotel Origins brings the original PC game back to life - Engadget

Health Monitoring Tech: Samsung's First Galaxy Watch FE - Itnewsafrica

How Abridge became one of the most talked about healthcare AI startups - Techcrunch

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