Chroma’s top picks from today’s tech news

Chroma’s top picks from today’s tech news

Thursday, December 13

Good morning readers! Here are Chroma’s top picks from today’s tech news. Enjoy the read and follow us for more on our LinkedIn page.

  1. Facebook and ZeniMax settle legal battle over Oculus VR and stolen secrets. ZeniMax Media and Facebook today settled a long-running legal dispute over the creation of the Oculus Rift VR headset, which ZeniMax claimed was the result of stolen trade secrets (including code and research) shared by ex-ZeniMax employees who had been hired by Oculus.

  2. Looks like Apple’s making its own modem to compete with Qualcomm. Apple is apparently working on its own, in-house developed modem to allow it to better compete with Qualcomm, according to several new Apple job listings that task engineers to design and develop a layer 1 cellular PHY chip — implying that the company is working on actual, physical networking hardware.

  3. Robot turns out to be man in suit. A robot on show at a Russian state-sponsored event has turned out to be a man dressed in a costume.

  4. When out-of-date code causes chaos. A report from the US Congress has revealed that credit agency Equifax’s 2017 network breach, which affected 143 million people, was not spotted because of an expired software certificate.

  5. NASA solar spacecraft snaps first image from inside sun’s atmosphere. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is on a mission to land the world’s hottest high-five as it orbits the sun, zooming ever closer to our solar system’s star.