Russia hacked an American satellite company one hour before the Ukraine invasion

Just an hour before Russian troops invaded Ukraine, Russian government hackers targeted the American satellite company Viasat, officials from the US, EU, and UK said today.

The operation resulted in an immediate and significant loss of communication in the earliest days of the war for the Ukrainian military, which relied on Viasat’s services for command and control of the country’s armed forces. 

The Viasat cyberattack is the biggest known hack of the war, says Juan Andres Guerrero-Saade, a threat researcher at the cybersecurity firm SentinelOne “because it’s the most concerted effort to disable Ukrainian military capabilities.” It is also one …

The Download: Unhelpful chore apps, and bitcoin’s plummeting value

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology.

Chore apps were meant to make mothers’ lives easier. They often don’t.

A few years ago, Jamie Gravell needed help. She was working full time while finishing her dissertation, her son had just turned two, and the housework was piling up, even after she’d repeatedly asked her husband to do more. So she downloaded Cozi. It’s one example of an increasingly popular solution: chore apps designed to help families split housework more fairly. Gravell’s hope

Chore apps were meant to make mothers’ lives easier. They often don’t.

A few years ago, Jamie Gravell needed help. She was working full time as a research assistant while finishing her dissertation, her son had just turned two, and the housework was piling up, even after she’d repeatedly asked her husband to do more. So she downloaded Cozi. It’s one example of an increasingly popular solution: chore apps designed to help families split housework more fairly. Gravell’s hope was that her husband would do more to lighten her load without her having to keep asking. 

It was a disaster. “It doesn’t solve the problem: that you’re nagging someone else or parenting …

Powering the next generation of AI

Ubiquitous computing has triggered an avalanche of data that is beyond human processing capabilities. AI technologies have emerged as the only viable way to turn this data into information. As more computing produces more data, more computing power is needed to power AI. Next generation AI will soon look to planetary-scale computing systems to further fuel AI’s computational requirements. We’ll examine some of the technologies, such as neuromorphic and quantum computing, that will unlock the next step in performance that is intractable with current computing systems.

About the speaker

Arun Subramaniyan, Vice President, Cloud & AI, Strategy & Execution, Intel

What Exactly Is Information Technology It

If we wish to add extra data points or develop finer decision models, we may easily use all of this degree of accessible computing power. It is necessary to encourage the actual manufacturing of required machines. Exchange codecs and methodologies; and short- and long-haul info networking applied sciences. Finally, an area that presents each a problem and the promise of multimodal VEs is the correct use of the three modalities in the control of VEs and different computational environments. Certain metaphors (e.g., pull-down menus), albeit flawed, have served us nicely in two-dimensional, graphically oriented human-machine interfaces.

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