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Daily Archives: August 18, 2022

EMail Innovation Timeline

Computer History Museum: “This timeline reflects the history of computer-mediated human communications (any human communication that occurs through the use of two or more electronic devices), the events that led up to the development of electronic mail (email), and its commercialization. It is intended for use by researchers and academics interested in the technical evolution of email from its beginning through email as we know it at the time this was written (2021). It is comprised of: Seminal Events (table of contents) p. i- iv; Introduction p. 1-2; Setting the Stage (through 1962) p. 3-8; Computer_Computer Specific Email and the Advent of Networking (1963-1971) p. 8- 20; Growth of Network-Based Email (1972-mid 1975) p.20-35; Email Spreads Like Wildfire (Mid 1975-1977) p. 35-48; Email Goes Commercial (1978-1979) p. 48-61; Email and the Internet (1980-1985) p. 62-74; Email and the Internet (1986-2021) p. 74-96; Definitions and Glossary of Acronyms p. 98-104.”

The Inflation Reduction Act Drives Significant Emissions Reductions and Positions America to Reach Our Climate Goals

U.S. Dept. of Energy Report: “The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 represents a historic, $369 billion investment in the modernization of the American energy system. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) preliminary assessment finds that this law—in combination with other enacted policies and past actions—will help drive 2030 economy-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 40%… Continue Reading

You’re charging wrong: 5 ways to make gadget batteries last longer

Washington Post: “…So what can we do to make batteries live longer? I called up two scientists who study lithium batteries, the University of Michigan’s Gregory A. Keoleian and the University of Maryland’s Michael G. Pecht. “The key drivers that influence degradation are the temperature, the state of charge and the charge rate,” says Keoleian.… Continue Reading

A Tool That Monitors How Long Kids Are in the Bathroom Is Now in 1,000 American Schools

Vice: “e-HallPass, a digital system that students have to use to request to leave their classroom and which takes note of how long they’ve been away, including to visit the bathroom, has spread into at least a thousand schools around the United States. The system has some resemblance to the sort of worker monitoring carried… Continue Reading

Google Can & Does Drop URLs From Its Index Over Time

Search Engine Roundtable via Twitter: “Most SEOs that have been doing the search engine optimization thing for any amount of time know that Google can and likely will drop out URLs from the Google index. John Mueller from Google confirmed that this happens with Google Search on Twitter the other day. John wrote “It doesn’t… Continue Reading

10 blockchain startups to watch

VentureBeat: “While many industries have seen a decline in venture capital investment, the blockchain space has continued to enjoy funding. Blockchain startups have found strength in the rise of NFT use cases alongside the convergence of blockchain and other emerging technologies like 5G, augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI).  Gartner predicts… Continue Reading

Safeguard your iPhones, iPads and Macs: Apply these security updates now

ZDNET: “Apple has released security updates for iPhones, iPads and Macs after disclosing a series of vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to secretly take control of devices. The company said that it is “aware of a report that this issue may have been actively exploited,” suggesting that hackers have already targeted the vulnerabilities to compromise… Continue Reading