2015 was undoubtedly an intriguing year for computer cases. That was the year HotHardware gave away a CyberPower Trinity Xtreme PC, which had three separate chambers. AMD also had their interesting design with the Project Quantum PC. The PC was designed to be “the VR PC of the future” with a complete redesign from the ground up. It was a small form-factor device with a split chamber setup. The bottom chamber would house water-cooled components, and the
Several sources reported this week that Microsoft is working on a browser-based edition of its cloud gaming service Project xCloud. Business Insider reported that Xbox chief Phil Spencer told Microsoft employees at a meeting Wednesday that the company will pursue a “direct browser-based solution” for bringing the Xbox Game Pass to Apple’s family of devices.
If this were to work similarly to features on other services such as Google Stadia, it would allow Game Pass subscribers to connect to xCloud’s servers on an Apple device via its web browser, rather than launching any kind of discreet individual app. It would work identically to how one logs into any other streaming service, such as Netflix or Hulu,
Tech leaders know there’s no shortage of project management systems, processes and programs out there—so many that a newcomer to the tech field can feel overwhelmed. While a new tech leader can use trial and error to eventually work through all the pros and cons of systems and processes and pin down what’s right for their organization, a smoother, faster path would be to turn to experienced tech leaders for their insights.
We asked the members of Forbes Technology Council to share top project management tips new tech leaders should remember. Their answers are below.
1. Know that modern project management tools are much more collaborative.
Project management is not what it used to be. Remember the old PMI? The principles are still useful, but today teams are empowered with agile delivery that’s iterative and client-centric. For these reasons, modern tools have way more collaboration in them. Think of
Researchers probing peatlands to discover clues about past environments and carbon stocks on land have identified peatland that is twice as old and much deeper than previously thought.
Their findings, detailed in an open-access paper published Sept. 14 in the journal Environmental Research Letters, show that an inland site near Putussibau, not far from the Indonesia-Malaysia border, formed at least 47,800 years old and contains peat 18 meters deep — roughly the height of a six-story building.
The study provides new insights about the climate of equatorial rainforests, especially during the last ice age, said study co-author Dan Gavin, a professor of geography at the University of Oregon.
“This existence of this very deep and old peatland provides some clues on past climate,” Gavin said. “It tells us that this area remained sufficiently wet and warm to support peat growth through the last ice age. The climate during that
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Synopsys Silicon Valley Science & Technology Outreach Foundation (known as the Synopsys Outreach Foundation) today announced it has opened applications for its Science Project Package Program. The materials are offered to teachers in the California free of cost. Applications can be submitted directly on the Synopsys Outreach Foundation website until October 15th.
Each package provides educators with STEM project materials including tri-fold boards, science fair collateral materials, and new science supplies or kits. Educators in Santa Clara County, Calif. may also receive a membership to Resource Area for Teaching or California Association of Science Educators.
“The Science Project Package Program offers much needed materials enabling distant project-based STEM teaching and learning,” says Katherine Houston, President of the Synopsys Outreach Foundation. “Additionally, providing memberships to professional associations empowers teachers to access professional learning whenever they need it, continuously
A researcher who worked for Google’s Project Zero is departing the security team and moving over to Apple, to help the iPhone maker improve the security of iOS and its other operating systems.
Revealed on Twitter on Saturday, Brandon Azad confirmed he was leaving Project Zero in favor of a position at Apple in the following week. He will be joining Apple to “continue my work improving Apple device security.”
Project Zero is Google’s security research team that concentrates on finding security issues and vulnerabilities in software, both in Google’s own products and of other major firms. The team works to improve the security of devices and software the general public uses by pointing out the issues to device producers, before performing an ethical disclosure of its findings.
This includes a collection of zero-click bugs in Apple’s Image I/O framework affecting all of Apple’s major platforms, and
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — University of Montana researchers recently received a $21 million government contract, bringing more support and longevity to what has been a grassroots effort to build a better climate monitoring network across the state.
The funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will pay to expand and enhance a collaborative project spearheaded by UM’s Montana Climate Office in 2016 that aims to fill in gaps in weather and soil moisture data throughout the state.… Read More
SwitchDin, an Australian energy management software company, has been retained by distribution networks, SA Power Networks and AusNet Services, to provide a global-first solution that will allow networks to create flexible solar export limits to accommodate the growth of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that are connected to the grid.
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SwitchDin CEO Dr Andrew Mears with SwitchDin Droplet controller (Photo: Business Wire)
The installation of PV systems is growing at a rate of more than 200,000 each year in Australia’s National Electricity Market (NEM), and distribution networks are reaching the limit of their ability to host rooftop solar in some areas. This flexible export capability will allow SA Power Networks and AusNet Services to offer an alternative to the strict export limits currently required to address these challenges, increasing the penetration of renewable energy, creating more value for customers
A deceptive video released on Sunday by the conservative activist James O’Keefe, which claimed through unidentified sources and with no verifiable evidence that Representative Ilhan Omar’s campaign had collected ballots illegally, was probably part of a coordinated disinformation effort, according to researchers at Stanford University.
Mr. O’Keefe and his group, Project Veritas, appear to have made an abrupt decision to release the video sooner than planned after The New York Times published a sweeping investigation of President Trump’s taxes, the researchers said. They also noted that the timing and metadata of a Twitter post in which one of Mr. Trump’s sons shared the video suggested that he might have known about it in advance.
Project Veritas had hyped the video on social media for several days before publishing it. In posts amplified by other prominent conservative accounts, Mr. O’Keefe teased what he said was evidence of voter fraud, and urged
- Two of 35 cities have opted out of a pilot nuclear plant program powered by NuScale.
- NuScale’s tiny modular reactors will be manufactured at Idaho National Laboratory.
- Time will tell if these two opt-outs hold larger meaning for NuScale’s ambitious plans.
Small modular reactor startup NuScale had a setback this week when two cities pulled out of a planned 35-city pilot program of new nuclear plants. As the first small reactor to break through many regulatory landmarks, NuScale has been under a great deal of public scrutiny. Is this a bump in the road or something more? That’s a question of perspective.
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Nuclear power plants in the U.S. from the current generation are aging out, reaching “end of life” and beyond for the kind of technology they include. China is continuing to add gigantic nuclear power plants