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Scientists Develop the Next Generation of Reservoir Computing

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: A relatively new type of computing that mimics the way the human brain works was already transforming how scientists could tackle some of the most difficult information processing problems. Now, researchers have found a way to make what is called reservoir computing work between 33 and a million times faster, with significantly ... Read More »

China Vows End To Building Coal-Fired Power Plants Abroad

Chinese President Xi Jinping told the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday that his country “will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad” and plans to boost support for clean energy in developing nations. Axios reports: The pledge, if maintained, would mark a breakthrough in efforts to transition global power away from the most carbon-emitting fuel. Nations, including the U.S., have ... Read More »

US Committee Is Reviewing Zoom’s $14.7 Billion Deal For Five9 On National-Security Grounds

A U.S. government committee is reviewing Zoom’s agreement to acquire cloud contact center software company Five9 for $14.7 billion on national-security grounds. CNBC reports: According to a letter dated Aug. 27, the Federal Communications Commission was asked to refer the case to the Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United States Telecommunications Service Sector. Attorney General Merrick ... Read More »

iOS 15.1 Beta Lets Users Add COVID Vaccination Card To Wallet App

The iOS 15.1 beta that was introduced today allows iPhone users to upload their COVID-19 vaccination status to the Health app and then generate a vaccination card in Apple Wallet. MacRumors reports: The Apple Wallet vaccination card can be shown to businesses, venues, restaurants, and more that are requiring vaccines for entry. As outlined in an announcement to developers, verifiable ... Read More »

FBI Held Back Ransomware Decryption Key From Businesses To Run Operation Targeting Hackers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Washington Post: The FBI refrained for almost three weeks from helping to unlock the computers of hundreds of businesses and institutions hobbled by a major ransomware attack this summer, even though the bureau had secretly obtained the digital key needed to do so, according to several current and former U.S. officials. The ... Read More »