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11/08/2020 19:31:54  

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Webcast As your staff continue to work from home, likely well into 2021, there’s never been a more pressing moment to consider the different ways you can make your business work better with a remote workforce.…

11/08/2020 19:31:51  

Space Technology Hall of Fame Nomination Period Extended
11/08/2020 19:31:50  

Work Begins on Delta Faucet’s Droplet Formation Space Station Experiment This Week
11/08/2020 19:31:49  

Leveraging Microgravity to Improve Medical Diagnostics – One Drop at a Time
11/08/2020 19:31:46  

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling against chip supplier Qualcomm in an antitrust lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission. From a report: The United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals also vacated an injunction that would have required Qualcomm to change its intellectual property licensing practices. The decision amounted to a near complete victory for the San Diego company, the largest supplier of chips for mobile phones and also a key generator of wireless communications intellectual property and industry standards. Qualcomm was fighting a May 2019 decision by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California. That judge sided with antitrust regulators, writing that Qualcomm's practice of requiring phone makers to sign a patent license agreement before selling them chips "strangled competition" and harmed consumers.

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11/08/2020 19:28:51  

National Union of Students says Scotland's exam changes must be applied to A-levels for fairness.
11/08/2020 18:31:54  

'Obviously a critical brand' says CEO Benioff as he calls off online occasion

Salesforce's 170,000-attendee annual uber-conference that the world knows as Dreamforce looks set to be no more - not even in digital form - at least as far as the 2020 version is concerned.…

11/08/2020 18:31:54  

Also: Scottish rocketeers to launch from Iceland, and SpaceX lobs more Starlinks

In brief California-based Rocket Lab is to resume launches within the month after an Electron payload failed to reach orbit in July.…

11/08/2020 18:31:51  

National Security Space Association Adds Influential Leaders to Board of Directors
11/08/2020 18:31:50  

More FAQs for NASA SMD’s Augmentations and Funded Extensions - Expression of Interest
11/08/2020 18:31:49  

Bright Hydrothermal Deposits on Dwarf Planet Ceres Have a Style All Their Own
11/08/2020 18:31:47  

An anonymous reader shares a report [may be paywalled]: Anyone who has struggled to schedule a conference call across multiple time zones should pity the poor residents of Indiana. For decades, the Midwestern US state has been in flux over whether to observe Central or Eastern time. Some counties even switched time zones twice in as many years during the mid-2000s. This situation must be particularly baffling to the people of India and China, whose countries span thousands of miles yet obey a single time zone -- whatever the cost to their citizens' Circadian rhythms. Today's time zones are a 19th-century invention, driven by railway engineers' desire to harmonise schedules across states and countries. Now that we travel at internet speed, the system is breaking down. [...] One of the first modern-day attempts to disrupt time zones came, counter-intuitively, from a watchmaker. In 1998, as dotcom hype was crescendoing, Swatch tried to divide the day into 1,000 ".beats," each lasting one minute and 26.4 seconds. "Internet Time exists so that we do not have to think about time zones," Swatch declared. Swatch no longer produces .beats watches and the idea has been largely forgotten. In 2011, economist Steve Hanke and physicist Richard Conn Henry suggested a slightly less radical version of the same idea. Instead of replacing the current 24-hour system of timekeeping altogether, they argued for replacing the "cacophony of time zones" globally with Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), sometimes also known as Greenwich Mean Time. "The readings on the clocks . . . would be the same for all," they wrote, while office hours or shop opening times would be adapted locally. This seems even more feasible today, in a world when the nine to five has been replaced by gig-economy jobs and homeworking parents spend their evenings with laptops on their knees. But such a change to global UTC would create new headaches of co-ordination. We would no longer be able to ask, "What time is it there?" to understand when it might be appropriate to call someone. Assuming our calendars tracked UTC in the same way they do local time today, days of the week would become a confusing concept for many parts of the world. When the clock passes what we now call midnight, Monday would tick into Tuesday at lunchtime in some places and breakfast in others. No amount of fiddling with the numbers on the clock can change the fact most people will want to work when it's light and sleep when it's dark. Your thoughts?

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11/08/2020 18:31:46  

A consumer advocacy group is suing Zoom and seeking millions of dollars in damages, accusing the company of misleading its users about the strength of its encryption protections. From a report: The nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog is also accusing the videoconferencing company of deceiving users about the extent of its links with China and the fact that some calls between people in North America were routed through servers in China. That raises the danger Beijing could steal or demand access to the contents of those calls, according to a copy of the lawsuit, which was shared exclusively with The Cybersecurity 202. Those phony claims "lull[ed] consumers and businesses into a false sense of security" and helped Zoom to soar in popularity during the early months of the pandemic, according the lawsuit, which was filed late yesterday in Washington D.C. Superior Court. The consumer group fears that if Zoom isn't punished, other companies will be incentivized to make false claims about their security and privacy protections to attract users and stand out against competitors.

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11/08/2020 18:29:04  

Best Portable Welding Table
11/08/2020 18:29:01  

Police say the lab, built in a converted stables, is the largest ever found in the Netherlands.
11/08/2020 18:29:00  

Four family members test positive for Covid-19 in Auckland, where a lockdown has now been imposed.
11/08/2020 18:28:54  

Health Minister Robin Swann urges vigilance as 48 cases of the virus confirmed in NI in 24 hours.
11/08/2020 18:28:54  

Olivia Biggart says she is "over the moon" she will now get the five As she needs to apply to medical school.
11/08/2020 18:28:53  

Tracey Gore takes on her new role as chairwoman of the Race Equality Taskforce in Liverpool.
11/08/2020 18:28:51  

Music venue and theatre staff march to highlight the coronavirus-fuelled crisis they are facing.
11/08/2020 18:28:50  

Will Smith's beloved 1990s sitcom is coming back in a hard-hitting reboot.
11/08/2020 18:28:44  

The owners of the Prepear recipe app are speaking out after Apple tried to block their pear logo.
11/08/2020 17:31:53  

Another chapter in the sorry Emergency Services Network saga

Capita's contract to hook up emergency services control rooms under the UK's troubled Emergency Services Network (ESN) is being renewed for £6.5m without competition.…

11/08/2020 17:31:50  

Information Collection: NASA Enterprise Salesforce COVID- 19 Contact Tracing
11/08/2020 17:31:49  

Surrey academics develop a new method to determine the origin of stardust in meteorites