Tech luminaries we lost in 2018

During the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s, 6% of the population worked as secretaries and typists. They were freed from their mechanical typewriters by Evelyn Berezin, who designed the first computerized word processor. Berezin was raised in a Bronx tenement by Russian immigrants during the Great Depression. Fascination with …

The top 10 stories of 2018: Blockchain rises, open source reigns, trust wanes

Using a personality-quiz app called “This Is Your Digital Life,” Cambridge Analytica managed to collect personal information not only from Facebook users who took the test, but also from their unsuspecting friends – harvesting data on about 87 million people. The data was used in campaigns for Donald Trump, Ted …

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Brave browser goes ‘full-Chromium’ by adopting Google UI

Brave Software earlier this month completed a months-long alignment of its Brave browser with Google’s Chromium open-source project, ending a stretch when Brave crafted its own user interface (UI) even as it ran Google’s rendering engine. “Starting today, Brave users who are currently browsing with our Muon-based desktop version (0.25.2) …

Atlassian adds postmortem feature to JiraOps

Atlassian wants to make it easier for IT teams to review of how they responded to major software outages with the addition of a postmortem feature for its Jira Ops incident management tool. JiraOps was unveiled at the vendor’s user conference in Barcelona in September; it’s essentially a version of …

Ambient computing is in the air

Everybody’s talking about ambient computing. And there is so much to talk about. But with all this chatter comes confusion. People disagree on what ambient computing is, how it works and what it’s for. So let’s bring clarity to this muddled and confused concept. [ Further reading: Wireless charging explained: …

Trello adds IFTTT automation with Butler buy

Trello users will get native IFTTT-style automation capabilities from the company’s acquisition of Butler, a “Power-Up” add-on designed to free users from repetitive tasks. Butler was created in 2016 as a third-party integration – known as a Power-Up – for Trello. It lets users set up simple rules to automate …