One of the coolest things about Linux is the diversity of software available, including some solutions – like Snaps from Canonical – that make it super fast and simple to install some of your favorite apps (and keep them updated). Now, thanks to a new post on the SnapCraft blog, we have a glimpse…
Link: Here Are The 5 Most Downloaded Snap Apps On Ubuntu And Other Popular Linux Distributions
It’s getting easier and easier to use AI to generate convincing-looking, yet entirely fake, pictures of people. Now, one company wants to find a use for these photos, by offering a resource of 100,000 AI-generated faces to anyone that can use them — royalty free. Many of the images look fake but…
Link: 100,000 free AI-generated headshots put stock photo companies on notice
MacRumors “B389” apparently refers to Apple’s rumored tracking tag hardware that will work much like the Bluetooth tags from Tile. By tapping the “Add B389” bar, you’ll be able to tag and track your bicycle, briefcase, keys or any other objects you want to keep safe. The physical tags could be…
Link: Leaked screenshots show how Apple’s tracker tags might work
Datadog, a cloud software company that sells analytics and monitoring tools, surged 39% in its stock market debut on Thursday, becoming the latest subscription software company to be met with enthusiasm by public market investors. Trading on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “DDOG,” the stock climbed to $40.50 out of the gate, up from the $27 IPO price, valuing the company at $10.9 billion.
Link: Datadog pops 39% in Nasdaq debut as cloud software IPOs stay hot
Microsoft is just on a roll when it comes to open source.- Windows Terminal is pretty solid, and fast. Dare I say, nearing rxvt-unicode/kitty speed. There are some remaining terminal corruption with tmux + vim sessions, but soon enough it’ll be replacing hyper/conemu for me.- WSL 2 alleviates…
Link: Show HN: Cascadia Code, a Font for Windows Terminal and VSCode
The ransomware crisis is going to get a lot worse LastPass bug leaks credentials from previous site Database leaks data on most of Ecuador’s citizens, including 6.7 million children Who owns your health data? (ZDNet YouTube) The best DIY home security systems of 2019 (CNET) What’s powering the unlikely rise of the millionaire hacker?
Link: Smart TVs send user data to tech heavyweights including Facebook, Google, Netflix
I was at a bar with some friends recently, and, since we’re nerds, our conversation turned to Libra, Facebook’s proposed digital currency. Some were adamant that it will be a safer bet than Bitcoin. And, since Libra is backed by Mastercard, Visa, and PayPal, they said this blockchain-powered currency would be easier to use.
Link: Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Sounds a Lot Like What China’s Doing. Here’s Why That Should Scare You