tech:

taffy

SpaceX, Tesla Founder Designing Rocket Parts Using Gestures In The Air

Elon_Musk_3d_rocket_parts

This one is straight out of the movies! Some days ago, Elon Musk, the gentleman who inspired Robert Downey Jr.’s character in the Iron Man movies, said he had figured out how to design rocket components by making gestures in thin air, and 3D printing them on titanium.

Now Mr. Musk founded SpaceX, and co-founded PayPal and Tesla Motors, so when he starts saying things like that, we have to sit up and take notice. Which we did. Here is the TechTaffy story on his tweet which said it all.

True to his word, Mr. Musk is showing off how he is making rocket parts, literally, out of thin air. Unfortunately, he says he is not working on an Iron Man suit. Sigh.

Watch the vid!

[Image, video courtesy: SpaceX]

Just in

Staff say Dell’s return to office mandate is a stealth layoff, especially for women — The Register

The implications of choosing to work remotely, we're told, are: "1) no funding for team onsite meetings, even if a large portion of the team is flying in for the meeting from other Dell locations; 2) no career advancement; 3) no career movements; and 4) remote status will be considered when planning or organization changes – AKA workforce reductions," writes Thomas Claburn. 

Orkes raises $20M

Cupertino, CA-based Orkes, a company focused on the scaling of distributed systems, has raised $20 million.

Motorola Solutions appoints Nicole Anasenes to board

Motorola Solutions announced the appointment of Nicole Anasenes to its board of directors. Ms. Anasenes has over two decades of experience in leadership roles across software and services, market development, acquisitions, and business transformation.

Apple Announces ‘Groundbreaking’ New Security Protocol for iMessage — MacRumors

Apple today announced a new post-quantum cryptographic protocol for iMessage called PQ3. Apple says this "groundbreaking" and "state-of-the-art" protocol provides "extensive defenses against even highly sophisticated quantum attacks," writes Joe Rossignol.

How data collaboration platforms can help companies build better AI – HBR

By embracing data collaborations, business leaders can safely access high-quality data, avoid legal issues, gain a diverse, pluralistic, and therefore more expansive view of the world, unlocking the full potential of fine-tuned models, writes José Parra-Moyano, Karl Schmedders, and Alex "Sandy" Pentland.