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Dropbox shares datacentre sustainability strategy as it plots to be 100%...

Cloud-based file sync and share giant goes public with plans to run all its datacentres on renewable power by 2030 By Caroline Donnelly, Senior Editor, UK Published: 04 Aug 2021 9:25 Dropbox has lifted the lid on the work it is doing to improve the energy efficiency and sustainability of its datacentre estate as part…

DWP IR35 bill, women in tech – Computer Weekly Downtime Upload...

By Caroline Donnelly, Senior Editor, UK Clare McDonald, Business Editor Brian McKenna, Business Applications Editor Listen to this podcast In this episode of the Computer Weekly Downtime Upload, Caroline Donnelly, Clare McDonald and Brian McKenna speak about the DWP’s IR35 tax bill, the Most Influential Women in UK Technology, and company culture In this episode…

Destruction and integrity cyber attacks on the rise

Cyber security professionals have reported a sharp rise in debilitating attacks aimed at destroying or manipulating data By Sebastian Klovig Skelton , Senior reporter Published: 03 Aug 2021 11:25 Cyber attacks aimed at destroying or manipulating data have become more frequent during the Covid-19 pandemic, with organisations now experiencing such attacks more than 50% of…

UK Politician wants AI ‘nudifying’ tool DeepSukebe banned

By Jane WakefieldTechnology reporter image sourceDeepSukebeimage captionDeepSukebe's website promises a very easy way to instantly nudify clothed pictures of womenMP Maria Miller wants a parliamentary debate on whether digitally generated nude images need to be banned.It comes as another service which allows users to undress women in photos, using Artificial intelligence (AI), spreads rapidly on…

Are our immune systems out of practice?

A lot of us haven't had a common cold in ages. Masks and social distancing have played their part. But is it good — much less, possible — to block every single virus? The 2020/2021 influenza season was remarkable — for its low number of infections. This is hardly surprising, given that the flu virus…

Show HN: Till – Unblock and scale your web scrapers, with...

DataHen Till is a standalone tool that runs alongside your web scraper, and instantly makes your existing web scraper scalable, maintainable and unblockable. It integrates with your existing web scraper without requiring any code changes on your scraper code. Till was architected to follow best practices that DataHen has accumulated over the years of scraping…

Difference between DevOps, SecOps and DevSecOps

DevOps key points“Ops people who get paid MORE than developers? Wow!”Priority: deliver value faster through a marriage of code and systemsInvolves: developer and operation roles in one happy(ish) familyCloud preference: likely to use public cloud for cost-effectiveness and scalabilityCommonly seen in: early-stage startups in less regulated spacesExample product: social media video appSecOps key points“Like what…

GAN-generated facial images that are capable of impersonating multiple IDs

Researchers from Israel have developed a neural network capable of generating ‘master’ faces – facial images that are each capable of impersonating multiple IDs. The work suggests that it’s possible to generate such ‘master keys’ for more than 40% of the population using only 9 faces synthesized by the StyleGAN Generative Adversarial Network (GAN), via…

Best 3D printer for 2021

Thanks to an army of creators who are passionate about handmade goods, maker culture is alive and well -- which is why 3D printers are now more popular than ever. I first became interested in 3D printing a few years ago, when I started making everything from phone stands to tabletop game accessories to a sweet mini Millennium…

Go minimalist with this $81 office desk

Ashley Furniture Working an entire year from my apartment has really taught me how to make the most out of a small space. That's why this 43-inch office desk from Gerdanet has got me imagining all kinds of possibilities. With it, you can turn any decently sized closet or bedroom corner into a workspace. It…

Offspring drops drummer Pete Parada for not getting vaccinated

Drummer Pete Parada of The Offspring performs at Hollywood Palladium on October 5, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/WireImage American rock band The Offspring has dropped drummer Pete Parada because he won't get vaccinated, according to Parada's social media posts."Since I am unable to comply with what is increasingly becoming an industry mandate…

Best live TV streaming service for cutting cable

Many people may have considered cutting the cable cord, but for that one show or channel that keeps them from taking the plunge. Enter live TV streaming services. These streaming services allow you to keep the familiar TV channels you love, as well as live sports (including NBA basketball and major league baseball) plus local and national news. All this with…