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Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W

It’s been nearly six years since we unleashed the $5 Raspberry Pi Zero on an unsuspecting world. Of all the products we’ve launched, Zero is still the one I’m proudest of: it most perfectly embodies our mission to give people access to tools, and to eliminate cost as a barrier. We’ve sold nearly four million…

How Microsoft reduced Windows 11 update size by 40%

Microsoft delivers the latest Windows security and user experiences updates monthly. Updates are modular meaning that, regardless of which update you currently have installed, you only need the most recent quality update to get your machine up to date. With the fast pace of Windows security and quality fixes, distributing this large amount of updated…

GCHQ award spy agencies cloud contract to AWS

Priti Patel is under pressure to disclose whether the UK’s most sensitive national security secrets could be at risk after the disclosure that its spy agencies signed a cloud contract with Amazon Web Services (AWS).Labour is demanding that the home secretary explain why GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 will use a high-security system provided by the…

EU Green Pass-generation keys stolen

(ANSA) – ROME, OCT 27 – Some of the IT keys used to generate the European Green Pass have been stolen and distributed on programming networks to create false COVID-19 health certificates, qualified Italian sources said on Wednesday.    A series of meetings at the EU level were being held on Wednesday to examine the situation,…

“Dune” (The Movie), Annotated

Many years ago, when Game of Thrones was on TV, I’d write weekly “annotated” summaries of the show, listing scenes, characters, and references that deserved special comment, whether because there was more information to be applied from the books, or because they made me laugh or cry or hoot and holler at the screen. Game…

Indian Supreme Court orders inquiry into state’s use of Pegasus spyware

India’s supreme court has ordered an independent inquiry into whether the government used the surveillance software Pegasus to spy illegally on journalists, activists and political opponents.The decision on Wednesday to create an independent committee to investigate whether and how the Indian state had used the Israeli spyware tool was a significant victory for privacy campaigners…

Is College Worth It? A Return on Investment Analysis

Some degrees are worth millions, while others have no net financial value. The biggest factor is your major.Key FindingsThis report estimates return on investment (ROI) — the increase in lifetime earnings minus the costs of college — for nearly 30,000 bachelor’s degrees.For students who graduate on time, the median bachelor’s degree has a net ROI…

Alibaba has lost $344B market cap in the past year

Few people could have predicted the downward spiral for Alibaba Group Holding, when founder Jack Ma delivered a blunt criticism of China’s financial system last October. Yet one year on, the technology titan has lost a whopping $344 billion in market capitalization – the biggest wipe-out of shareholder value globally, according to data compiled by…

Photoshop’s journey to the web

Oct 26, 2021Over the last three years, Chrome has been working to empower web applications that want to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the browser. One such web application has been Photoshop. The idea of running software as complex as Photoshop directly in the browser would have been hard to imagine just a…

The Sequoia Fund: Patient Capital for Building Enduring Companies

By Roelof Botha for Team SequoiaThe creative spirits. The underdogs. The resolute. The independent thinkers. The fighters and the true believers. This ethos describes the founders we partner with, as well as Sequoia’s relentless drive to help them succeed.Since 1972 we’ve had a front row seat as visionary business and technology leaders pushed the bounds…