Good morning and welcome to a different week with out a public vacation. Hope you’re doing nicely – right here are some things happening within the tech world you might have missed.
1. NASA is smashing into an asteroid
On September 27 at 9:00 am AEST,NASA’s DART mission (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) would be the first to intentionally and measurably change the movement of a major physique in our Photo voltaic System. In different phrases, it should smash into an asteroid. Stay protection of occasion will characteristic audio from NASA’s mission management, stay commentary, in addition to photographs beamed down by the spacecraft’s onboard high-resolution digicam, DRACO.
2. Artemis returns house
Nonetheless on NASA and after postponing previous attempts
3. Optus going through $1 million extortion
Whereas particulars across the Optus cyberattack are nonetheless unfolding, the newest appears to be centred on the extortion the telco is now going through. As reported by Jeremy Kirk, early Saturday, an individual going by the nickname “Optusdata” printed two samples of the purported stolen information on a well known information leak discussion board. The attacker stated that Optus can forestall the sale of the info to different cybercriminals if it pays $1 million within the monero cryptocurrency. The data breach, which ranks as one of many nation’s largest ever, is below investigation by the Australian Federal Police and the OAIC.
4. Elon Musk is at it once more
Tesla is hiring engineers to construct a strolling, speaking robotic known as Optimus. Dropped at our consideration by CNET, Tesla is urgent ahead with its plans to create humanoid robots and to maneuver nearer to precise self-driving vehicles. Extra info on the madness is anticipated to be revealed on September 30 (October 1 for us) on the firm’s AI Day.
5. USB-C charging for the iPhone 15?
We’ve solely simply began totally wrapping our heads across the iPhone 14 (TL;DR: iPhone 14 Pro Max is phenomenal, iPhone 14 failed to woo us as a lot because the Professional), and chatter has already began across the iPhone 15. Revered Apple analyst Mark Gurman is anticipating a brand new naming scheme when for the iPhone 15 subsequent yr, changing the present “Professional Max” branding with “Extremely.” He additionally reckons the iPhone 15 may boast USB-C charging. Lastly.
BONUS ITEM: An annihilation. Congrats to all Cats followers.
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Have a superb week.