Category: Hardware & Software

Cybersecurity, Hardware & Software, Tech

White House to Seek Industry Input on New Software Security Rules, NSC Official Says

April 8, 2021

Via: Nextgov

The White House is planning an executive order that will demand more of the government’s software suppliers, but there won’t be any binding requirements for at least six months, an official working on the order said. “I think you’re looking […]

Federal, Hardware & Software, Policy, Tech

Lawmakers press Instagram for details on its plans for kids

April 7, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

A group of Democratic lawmakers wrote to Mark Zuckerberg this week to press the CEO on his plans to curate a version of Instagram for children. In a hearing last month, Zuckerberg confirmed reporting by BuzzFeed that the company was […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Chip shortage shows no signs of abating, may drag into 2022

April 6, 2021

Via: ArsTechnica

Auto manufacturers and other companies are hoping that the global chip shortage will end soon, but snarled semiconductor supply chains may not untangle until next year. The mess began when the pandemic upended the market for semiconductors. As demand for […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Huawei seeks growth in internet of things as phone business suffers

March 31, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Huawei’s struggles amid U.S.-China trade tensions are driving it to seek opportunities in other smart devices, setting itself up against a raft of hardware makers at home and abroad. The Chinese tech giant recorded sluggish revenue growth in 2020, climbing […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

Texas County Turns to Low-Code Database for Vaccine Registrations

March 23, 2021

Via: InformationWeek

One of the more frustrating parts of the vaccine phase of the COVID-19 pandemic is just getting registered for a vaccine. Right now there is more demand than there is supply and until those two things even out, there will […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

What IT Leaders Need to Know About Open Source Software

March 23, 2021

Via: InformationWeek

Whether they are aware of it or not, more than 95% of IT organizations worldwide use open source software (OSS) within mission-critical IT workloads. Furthermore, interest in open source continues to grow: Gartner predicts that more than 70% of enterprises […]

Cloud Computing, Hardware & Software, Tech

States are using Google’s ‘plug and play’ vaccination platform

March 22, 2021

Via: StateScoop

State health agencies in Arizona, North Carolina, Oregon and Virginia have been using a suite of cloud-based tools from Google to manage their COVID-19 vaccine campaigns, the company said Monday. Google released its vaccination management platform, called “Intelligent Vaccine Impact,” […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

TaxDown banks ~$3M for tech that helps people get their taxes done

March 12, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Madrid-based TaxDown, which automates income tax filing by calculating regional deductions due to users so they don’t have to navigate complex tax rules themselves, has raised €2.4 million (~$3M) in seed funding. US-based FJ Labs has joined TaxDown’s investment board […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

New free software signing service aims to strengthen open-source ecosystem

March 9, 2021

Via: CSO Online

The Linux Foundation has launched a free service that software developers can use to digitally sign their releases and other software artifacts. The project aims to strengthen the security and auditability of the open-source software supply chain, which has faced […]

Hardware & Software, Tech

$1.3M in grants go towards making the web’s open source infrastructure more equitable

March 3, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Open source software is at the core of… well, practically everything online. But while much of it is diligently maintained in some ways, in others it doesn’t receive the kind of scrutiny that something so foundational ought to. $1.3 million […]