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Twitter says internal systems change to blame for partial outage

Aug 9, 2022

Twitter has confirmed that an “internal systems change” was to blame for its partial outage today. Earlier today, the social network confirmed that some were having problems accessing the social network and that it was working to fix the issue. Twitter has since rolled back the internal systems change. Reports from third-party web monitoring service Downdetector indicated that problems began around 2 p.m. EDT. Users reported problems with both the app and web versions of the platform, ...read more

Apple's first mixed reality headset will be expensive, but the company has high hopes for it

Aug 9, 2022

The big picture: Apple's first-gen mixed reality device will be expensive and won't ship until sometime next year, but the company appears confident it will sell over one million units within a year of launch. Meanwhile, Mark Zuckerberg's Meta is scrambling to become the Android of mixed reality experiences and expects to launch an XR headset known internally as Project Cambria sometime in the coming months. Apple expects to unveil its mixed reality headset sometime in January 2023, and the r ...read more

Muon Space plans a ‘turnkey solution’ for custom Earth observation satellites

Aug 9, 2022

Plenty of companies want to operate in space, but few have or need the expertise to do so. They want an eye in the sky but not a satellite company. Muon Space is one of several startups looking to put others into space but with a special expertise in Earth observation and building the full stack from satellite bus to data on the ground. It has already raised $25 million to do so and locked down a few early big customers. “People are reinventing large portions of the stack required to collect ...read more

YouTube is testing a pinch-to-zoom feature until September 1

Aug 9, 2022

In brief: YouTube's latest Premium feature allows pinch-to-zoom on mobile devices. Of course, its usefulness may depend on the resolution of a video and the user's device screen. It's in a testing phase, but keep in mind that YouTube's experiments often don't reach public availability. From now until September 1, YouTube Premium subscribers can zoom in while watching videos. Some YouTube content shot for PC monitors or TVs might contain text or small elements that could be hard to discern on ...read more

Launch price TC Sessions: Crypto tix going, going…

Aug 9, 2022

If blockchain, cryptocurrency, decentralized finance (DeFi) and web3 get your entrepreneurial motor running, do not miss our TC Sessions: Crypto daylong deep dive on November 17 in Miami. We have special launch pricing on passes and exhibitor packages, and you can save a chunk of change. But don’t pussyfoot around — supplies are limited, running low and going fast. General admission: $199 (save $250) University students: $49 (save $400) Startup Exhibitor Package: $599 (save $200) B ...read more

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers And Deeply Unfunny ‘Satirist’ Seek To Remove Website 1st Amendment Rights To ‘Protect Free Speech’

Aug 9, 2022

from the that-doesn't-seem-right dept Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who heads something called the “House Republican Big Tech Task Force” has teamed up with Seth Dillon, the CEO of the deeply unfunny “conservative” Onion wannabe, The Babylon Bee, to whine in the NY Post about “how to end big tech censorship of free speech.” The answer, apparently, is to remove the 1st Amendment. I only wish I were joking, but that’s the crux of their very, very confused suggestion. Let’s start ...read more

How to lose money, SoftBank edition

Aug 9, 2022

Alex and Grace are back to cover the biggest and most interesting technology, startup and market news. This morning was a fun mix of stuff that we don’t always get to, so strap in for the following: Stocks and cryptos are mostly higher today, meaning that most listeners of the show are now richer than they were Friday. Congratulations! Coinbase earnings on the horizon, but we got word today from Palantir and SoftBank. Palantir’s stock is off due to a guidance miss, while SoftBank report ...read more

Melinda French Gates shares new data to stoke innovation and awareness in $648B ‘care economy’

Aug 9, 2022

As part of its Move Care Forward campaign, Pivotal Ventures is releasing new data on U.S. caregivers and highlighting some of their stories, including Dana Jones, 39, a single mother of two born with sickle cell disease. (Pivotal Ventures Photo) Caregivers who provide for children, elderly people, and those who are sick or disabled are operating in an antiquated system that’s ripe for innovation, experts say, and worth an estimated $648 billion. New research released by Pivotal Ventures ...read more

Micron now producing 24 Gbps GDDR6X, possibly heading for Nvidia RTX 4000 flagship

Aug 9, 2022

In brief: Micron has just updated its website with new information on the GDDR6X modules it's producing, which are expected to appear in the upcoming Nvidia RTX 4000 series. In addition to 16Gb (2GB) modules featuring 21 Gbps speeds, there's also a listing for 24 Gbps GDDR6X that could be used in the recently rumored flagship, possibly a new Titan, that's said to pack 48GB of VRAM, 18,176 CUDA cores, and an 800 TDP. VideoCardz noticed Micron's update. It confirms the 21 Gbps GDDR6X modules s ...read more

Biden signs CHIPS bill in bid to supercharge US semiconductor production

Aug 9, 2022

After initial setbacks with its earlier iteration, the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 sailed through both chambers of Congress, early this week. The bill, which held uncharacteristically broad bipartisan support, hit some unexpected roadblocks in its last 24 hours in Congress, but still managed a wide margin of victory at 64-33 in the Senate and 243-187 in the House. The bill was signed into law during an event on the White House’s South Lawn. The President was joined by Speaker of the House ...read more