Coming soon : Fantasy Novel : Nolyn by Michael J. Sullivan

Coming soon : Fantasy Novel : Nolyn by Michael J. Sullivan

Michael J. Sullivan is raising funds for Fantasy Novel: Nolyn by Michael J. Sullivan on Kickstarter! The first book in the Rise and Fall Series from the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of Legends of the First Empire.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michaeljsullivan/fantasy-novel-nolyn-by-michael-j-sullivan

Coming soon : Fantasy Novel : Nolyn by Michael J. Sullivan

Coming soon : Fantasy Novel : Nolyn by Michael J. Sullivan

Michael J. Sullivan is raising funds for Fantasy Novel: Nolyn by Michael J. Sullivan on Kickstarter! The first book in the Rise and Fall Series from the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of Legends of the First Empire.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/michaeljsullivan/fantasy-novel-nolyn-by-michael-j-sullivan

The first member of Congress has died from COVID-19

The first member of Congress has died from COVID-19

Rep. Ron Wright (R-TX) has died after two weeks in the hospital with COVID-19, his office announced today. Wright was the first sitting member of Congress to die from the disease. Wright was 67 years old and had a number of comorbidities.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/8/22272521/ron-wright-dies-covid-texas-gop-congress

iOS 14.5 lets you set Spotify and others as Siri’s default music service

iOS 14.5 lets you set Spotify and others as Siri’s default music service

iOS 14.5 looks like it will be packed with features, including the ability to use your Apple Watch to unlock an iPhone with Face ID while you’re wearing a mask and support for next-gen console controllers.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/8/22272460/apple-ios-14-5-default-music-streaming-service-siri-spotify

Introducing Video Testing from Speedtest

Introducing Video Testing from Speedtest

Video. Can you imagine the internet without it? Truth is that most of us spend much of our online time consuming video of one sort or another. Given how much time we all spend streaming video, the ability to directly measure video experience is an important tool for network management.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.speedtest.net/insights/blog/video-test-announcement/

Can AI Identify Toxic Online Content?

Can AI Identify Toxic Online Content?

Social platforms large and small are struggling to keep their communities safe from hate speech, extremist content, harassment and misinformation. Most recently, far-right agitators posted openly about plans to storm the U.S. Capitol before doing just that on January 6.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/can-ai-identify-toxic-online-content/

Intel responds to Apple’s M1 chips with cherry-picked benchmarks

Intel responds to Apple’s M1 chips with cherry-picked benchmarks

The PC industry response to Apple’s new M1 chips has been rather quiet, until now. Intel is hitting back at Apple’s new M1 MacBooks with some benchmarks of its own, after early reviews showed impressive performance and battery life from Apple’s ARM-based chips.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/8/22272041/intel-apple-macbook-m1-performance-benchmarks-processors

Elon Musk pledges $100 million for new X Prize carbon removal competition

Elon Musk pledges $100 million for new X Prize carbon removal competition

Elon Musk is putting up $100 million as part of a new X Prize Foundation competition focused on carbon removal technology. The contest, announced Monday morning, will run for four years and is open to teams around the globe. Fifteen teams will be selected for the competition within 18 months.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/8/22245100/elon-musk-100-million-carbon-capture-removal-x-prize-competition

Intel tries to take down Apple’s M1 chip with a flurry of benchmarks

Intel tries to take down Apple’s M1 chip with a flurry of benchmarks

If it wasn’t already clear that Intel is anxious about Apple’s M1 chip, it is now. PC World and Tom’s Hardware report that Intel has shared a legion of benchmarks claiming to show that 11th-generation Core i7 laptop processors are faster than the M1.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.engadget.com/intel-benchmarks-vs-apple-m1-chip-233650560.html

Vaccines Alone Are Not Enough to Beat COVID

Vaccines Alone Are Not Enough to Beat COVID

The world’s attention is rightly focused on news of COVID-19 vaccine updates, from eligibility to supply. But we will make a critical error if we ignore the need for treatments as well as vaccines. Vaccines may not reach everyone for many years. Vaccines will not protect everyone.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/vaccines-alone-are-not-enough-to-beat-covid/