• Pinterest makes its Progressive Web App available as a Pinterest Lite app download on Google Play in Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, and Mexico (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)
  • Analysis of Latin America’s VC activity shows $2.6B has been invested across 160 deals in 2019 so far, up from $500M during the whole of 2016 (Mary Ann Azevedo/Crunchbase News)
  • The IRS publishes its first guidance in five years for calculating taxes owed on cryptocurrency holdings, clearing up how hard forks should be treated (Anna Baydakova/CoinDesk)
  • The biggest lie technologists tell themselves and others is that there is nothing we can do to stop the natural and inevitable evolution of technology (Rose Eveleth/Vox)
  • House Financial Services Committee says Mark Zuckerberg will testify on October 23 as part of a hearing on Libra and more (CNBC)

Five New Asteroids Surprise Astronomers In Hubble Images

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: Five previously unknown asteroids in our solar system have photobombed new Hubble Space Telescope images. Astronomers spotted the space rocks — plus another two that had been previously catalogued in images collected as part of the Frontier Fields project, which observed six clusters of galaxies billions of light-years away. When multiple exposures obtained at different times were stacked together to produce the image…

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The 7 most in-demand tech jobs for 2018 — and how to hire for them

As companies scramble to adapt to the modern workforce, they’re doing whatever they can to attract top tech talent. For some that may mean getting a head start in filling next year’s most in-demand roles, which range from data-focused to security-related positions, according to Robert Half Technology’s 2018 IT salary report. The survey also reveals the average salaries for each role based off experience. While Robert Half Technology acknowledges a…

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Healthcare Orgs in the Crosshairs: Ransomware Takes Aim

Criminals are using ransomware to extort big money from organizations of all sizes in all industries. But healthcare organizations are especially attractive targets. Healthcare organizations are entrusted with the most personal, intimate information that people have – not just their financial data, but their very private health and treatment histories. Attackers perceive healthcare IT security to be the least effective and outdated in comparison with other industries. They also know that healthcare…

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Xbox One X review: HDR colors with 4K look great, sizable performance improvements for few select games, but is expensive and has limited value without a 4K TV (Ars Technica)

Ars Technica: Xbox One X review: HDR colors with 4K look great, sizable performance improvements for few select games, but is expensive and has limited value without a 4K TV  —  Is Microsoft’s “true 4K” console worth $100 more than the PS4 Pro?  —  When the Xbox One launched in 2013 … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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