IBM’s new RoboRXN chemistry lab allows scientists to create new molecules while working remotely using robots, cloud, and AI. The platform accelerates the synthesis process and highlights discovery, which is not only a great boost to the field of chemistry, it’s also an example of innovation and agility we’ll likely see much more of. Most of us think of work as being in an office setting, but the RoboRXN platform reminds us that work can take place in a laboratory, a factory, on a farm, or on a construction site — and technology can play a big role in all those settings.
Tesla joins forces with FBI to thwart an attempted ransomware attack that involved an outsider trying to bribe a company employee with $1 million.
Salesforce has joined the ranks of other big tech companies who have extended their work from home policies till the end of next summer. The company is also giving parents an extra 6 weeks of vacation.
In an effort to help residents of Colorado and California, Google Maps will now track the U.S. wildfires by the hour. Google search users will not only pull up news results, but the fire tracking maps will also be displayed.
AWS announced last week the general availability of Amazon Braket, its new quantum computing tool. Braket is a fully-managed AWS service that Amazon markets as a service that will spur innovation across the entire quantum community, allowing developers, researchers, and scientists to experiment with computers from quantum hardware providers, while only paying for compute services used. With companies like Fidelity, VW and University of Waterloo already using the tool, Braket is now generally available in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), and US West (Oregon) AWS Regions.
SpaceX successfully launched its second Starlink satellite mission this month. In addition to beefing up the number of satellites in its broadband internet constellation and continuing its satellite rideshare efforts, SpaceX also broke a record for using the same booster for the sixth time.
The REvil ransomware cyber gang claims to have attacked Brown-Forman, the owner of Jack Daniel’s and other popular liquor brands. The sophisticated ransomware gang claims to be holding 1TB of Brown-Forman corporate data for ransom, including employee information, pledging to leak the data in batches if the company does not respond to its demands. Brown-Forman has released few details about the attack, and claims “There are no active negotiations.”
The Twitter hacker’s virtual court hearing was zoombombed proving that in the era of virtual communication, simple administrative settings are the key to mitigating intruders.
SpaceX Starlink sends up more satellites and preps for its high-speed broadband network which it is confident will be beta serving U.S. and Canada by the end of the year.
A recent cyber-attack against tech company Garmin garners up to $10 million ransom. With ransomware on the rise, it’s just a matter of time before a big attack happens again.