Tag: Technology Updates

Etsy error resulted in giant quantities being withdrawn from some sellers’ financial institution accounts and bank cards

An Etsy invoice fee error resulted in giant quantities of cash being withdrawn from a number of sellers’ financial institution accounts and bank cards on Friday morning. Whereas the corporate says the problem has been resolved and was not the results of fraud, the headache isn’t over for affected sellers as a result of Monday is a federal vacation in the US, and plenty of monetary establishments are closed. Etsy sellers are required to have a legitimate credit score or debit card on file with Etsy to be able to have a fee account. Boing Boing experiences that complaints first started rising in Etsy’s Neighborhood Boards and Twitter on Friday morning, when sellers started noticing quantities starting from tons of to tens of 1000’s of had ben withdrawn or charged to these accounts. An Etsy consultant posted with a quick message in its discussion board stating that the corporate was “conscious....




Cease saying, “We take your privateness and safety significantly”

In my years masking cybersecurity, there’s one variation of the identical lie that floats above the remainder. “We take your privateness and safety significantly.” You might need heard the phrase right here and there. It’s a standard trope utilized by corporations within the wake of an information breach — both in a “mea culpa” e mail to their clients or an announcement on their web site to inform you that they care about your knowledge, regardless that within the subsequent sentence all of them too typically admit to misusing or dropping it. The reality is, most corporations don’t care in regards to the privateness or safety of your knowledge. They care about having to clarify to their clients that their knowledge was stolen. I’ve by no means understood precisely what it means when an organization says it values my privateness. If that have been the case, knowledge hungry corporations like....


UK parliament requires antitrust, information abuse probe of Fb

A last report by a British parliamentary committee which spent months final 12 months investigating on-line political disinformation makes very uncomfortable studying for Fb — with the corporate singled out for “disingenuous” and “unhealthy religion” responses to democratic issues in regards to the misuse of individuals’s information. Within the report, printed in the present day, the committee has additionally known as for Fb’s use of person information to be investigated by the UK’s information watchdog. In an proof session to the committee late final 12 months, the Data Commissioner’s Workplace (ICO) advised Fb wants to alter its enterprise mannequin — warning the corporate dangers burning person belief for good. Final summer time the ICO additionally known as for an moral pause of social media advertisements for election campaigning, warning of the danger of creating “a system of voter surveillance by default”. Interrogating the distribution of ‘faux information’ The UK parliamentary enquiry....




What enterprise leaders can be taught from Jeff Bezos’ leaked texts

Joel Wallenstrom Contributor Joel Wallenstrom is president and chief govt of Wickr, a safe communications firm. Earlier than Wickr, Joel co-founded iSEC Companions, one of many world’s main data safety analysis groups, later acquired by NCC Group, and served as Director for Strategic Alliances at @stake, one of many very first laptop safety firms within the business. Extra posts by this contributor Publicity of your delicate information isn’t a bug, it’s a function Taking the chew out of the non-malware menace The ‘under the belt selfie’ media circus surrounding Jeff Bezos has made encrypted communications prime of thoughts amongst nervous govt handlers. Their assumption is product with critical cryptography like Wickr – the place I work – or Sign might have helped assist Mr. Bezos and Amazon keep away from this drama. It’s a great assumption, however a troubling conclusion. I fear that moments like these will drag critical cryptography....


Fb reportedly demonstrated ‘casual curiosity’ in shopping for the corporate that made HQ Trivia however backed off after experiences of ‘creepy’ conduct from its late co-founder (FB)

Fb at one level demonstrated “casual curiosity” in shopping for Intermedia Labs, the corporate answerable for the game-show app HQ Trivia, The Wall Avenue Journal experiences. However Fb’s curiosity reportedly waned after Recode revealed an article describing allegations of inappropriate conduct by Intermedia Labs co-founder Colin Kroll throughout his time working for Twitter. Kroll died of a drug overdose in 2018. Fb and Intermedia Labs didn’t instantly reply to Enterprise Insider’s requests for remark. Fb at one level demonstrated “casual curiosity” in shopping for Intermedia Labs, the corporate answerable for the game-show app HQ Trivia, The Wall Avenue Journal experiences. However Fb’s curiosity reportedly waned after Recode revealed an article describing allegations of inappropriate conduct by Intermedia Labs co-founder Colin Kroll throughout his time working for Twitter. Kroll died of a drug overdose in 2018. Fb and Intermedia Labs didn’t instantly reply to Enterprise Insider’s requests for remark. Learn extra: HQ....




SeaBubbles exhibits off its ‘flying’ all-electric boat in Miami

We had been promised flying automobiles however, because it seems, flying boats had been simpler to construct. SeaBubbles, a “flying” boat startup that makes use of electrical energy as an alternative of gasoline, hit Miami this weekend to point out off considered one of its 5 prototype boats — or six, should you depend an early, windowless white boat they’ve lovingly dubbed the “soapdish.” This modern boat design combines know-how from nautical industries, aviation, and clever software program to boost the hull of the boat out of the water utilizing foils, which helps it to eat much less vitality by permitting it to journey on rougher waters with lowered drag, whereas additionally maintaining the passenger cabin comparatively comfy. When raised, the boat is “flying” above the water, so to talk. Based solely three years in the past in Paris, the thought for SeaBubbles was dreamed up by Alain Thébault, a....


OpenAI built a text generator so good, it’s considered too dangerous to release

A storm is brewing over a new language model, built by non-profit artificial intelligence research company OpenAI, which it says is so good at generating convincing, well-written text that it’s worried about potential abuse. That’s angered some in the community, who have accused the company of reneging on a promise not to close off its research. OpenAI said its new natural language model, GPT-2, was trained to predict the next word in a sample of 40 gigabytes of internet text. The end result was the system generating text that “adapts to the style and content of the conditioning text,” allowing the user to “generate realistic and coherent continuations about a topic of their choosing.” The model is a vast improvement on the first version by producing longer text with greater coherence. But with every good application of the system, such as bots capable of better dialog and better speech recognition,....




VCs aren’t falling in love with dating startups

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Startup names may have passed peak weirdness Where seed and early-stage funding is growing, contracting or holding steady Some 17 years ago, when internet dating was popular but still kind of embarrassing to talk about, I interviewed an author who was particularly bullish on the practice. Millions of people, he said, have found gratifying relationships online. Were it not for the internet, they would probably never have met. A lot of years have passed since then. Yet thanks to Joe Schwartz, an author of a 20-year-old dating advice book, “gratifying relationship” is still the term that sticks in my mind when contemplating the end-goal of internet dating tools. Gratifying is a vague term, yet also uniquely accurate. It encompasses everything from the forever love of a soul mate to the temporary fix of a one-night stand. Romantics can talk about true love. Yet....


‘Alita: Battle Angel’ wins the Presidents’ Day weekend box office, but it’s is a long way from profitability

Fox’s “Alita: Battle Angel” earned $27 million over the weekend and over $41 million by Presidents’ Day. That’s enough to come out on top of the holiday weekend. But it’s going to be an uphill climb for this $170 million-budgeted movie to make a profit.   Fox’s big-budget “Alita: Battle Angel” had no trouble topping the domestic box office over Presidents’ Day weekend, with the movie taking in an estimated $27 million from Friday to Sunday and over $41 million from its opening on Thursday to Presidents’ Day on Monday. But the movie will need a big run globally to make a profit. The James Cameron-produced/Robert Rodriguez-directed big-screen adaptation of “Battle Angel Alita,” derived from the famous manga series created by Yukito Kishiro, has been a project in the works since around 2000 when Cameron began penning the script. But with the success of 2009’s “Avatar,” Cameron stepped aside and....




I drove the world’s best-selling electrical automobile for a weekend — and I spotted why electrical vehicles want greater than 200 miles of vary

I drove the 2018 Nissan Leaf for a weekend in December. The car carried out as I’d count on given its measurement and worth, however its 151-mile vary offered challenges. I used to be reminded all through the weekend of the extent to which vary anxiousness can restrict the methods you need to use an electrical car. Nissan will launch a brand new model of the car, the Leaf e+, within the US within the spring. It would have as much as 226 miles of vary, in line with the automaker. The Nissan Leaf is the world’s best-selling electrical car and has set the stage for a brand new technology of reasonably priced electrical automobiles that might reshape the auto trade.  The Leaf debuted in 2010, beating the Chevrolet Bolt EV to the market by 5 years. However till this yr, the Bolt had a big benefit in vary — 238....


Electrical truck startup declares $700 million funding spherical led by Amazon

Enlarge / A advertising and marketing photograph of Rivian’s R1T electrical pickup truck. (credit score: Rivian) On Friday, electrical truck startup Rivian introduced a $700 million funding spherical led by Amazon. The announcement is notable not only for the scale of the funding but in addition resulting from Amazon’s involvement. The e-commerce large has made quite a lot of investments in mobility, and electrical vans and SUVs like the type Rivian debuted on the Los Angeles Auto Present in November may assist the corporate additional its ambitions in that regard. Rivian’s R1T pickup and R1S SUV made a splash at their announcement. The startup is seen as a possible competitor to Tesla, which has promised to develop an all-electric pickup truck sooner or later. Rivian’s vans are anticipated to be pricy: the startup is taking pre-orders, and it mentioned in November that, when the R1T and R1S go on sale in....




Apple’s latest iPhone update makes it much easier to manage app subscriptions — here’s how (AAPL)

Apple’s latest iPhone update makes it possible to manage app subscriptions just by tapping your profile icon in the App Store. The process is much simpler than the old way, which involved navigating through the Settings menu. The software update was released to address a bug with Apple’s FaceTime software.  Apple’s latest iPhone software update has a pleasant surprise for those who despise digging through the Settings menu to cancel their app subscriptions.  The update, which was released on Feb. 7 to fix a security flaw with Apple’s FaceTime video chatting service, also makes it possible to manage app subscriptions directly from the App Store. This might include subscriptions to magazines, or to music or video streaming services.  Just open the App Store, tap your profile icon in the upper right corner of the screen, and you’ll notice an option that says “Manage Subscriptions.” After selecting this option, you’ll see....


EA has a ‘Fortnite’ on its hands with its new game, ‘Apex Legends.’ So what does that mean for ‘Anthem’?

Electronic Arts is a massive video game publisher, responsible for major franchises like “Madden,” “FIFA,” and the upcoming “Anthem.” EA also publishes “Apex Legends,” the latest blockbuster hit in the nascent Battle Royale genre popularized by games like “Fortnite.” The sudden release and impact of “Apex Legends” is a major success for EA, but it may also overshadow the impending launch of “Anthem.” “No one really knew how much it would take off,” BioWare lead producer Mike Gamble told Business Insider in a phone interview last week. “It’s taken off in a big way, which is great! We’re still all part of the EA Studios culture, so when one of our teams does really well on something we all applaud it.” Gamble was talking about “Apex Legends,” the huge new game from EA’s Respawn Entertainment. Since its surprise announcement and launch on February 4, more than 25 million players have....




Two phrases in Fb’s newest regulatory submitting reveals how frightened the corporate is about what it is doing to folks (FB)

Fb’s newest quarterly report with the SEC incorporates a little-noticed replace to its threat components. For the primary time ever, Fb acknowledges that issues about customers’ well-being might damage its enterprise. It is a putting change from the corporate’s altruistic boasts of the previous.  Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg has talked quite a bit about ensuring that customers’ time on his social community is “time effectively spent.” After a yr of headlines blasting Fb for negatively affecting every little thing from psychological well being to recollections, Zuckerberg was responding — and, he stated, displaying accountability — to rising public issues in regards to the age of social media. However as Fb revealed in a tiny however telling change to its newest quarterly report, the corporate additionally appreciates the very actual risk these issues pose to its enterprise.  “Any variety of components might doubtlessly negatively have an effect on person retention, progress,....


Please stop marking yourself safe on Facebook

Let me begin by saying that Facebook’s Crisis Response pages do a lot of good. They are a locus for donations and offers of help. But that said, for the love of humanity, when something bad happens, please stop marking yourself safe on Facebook. They don’t mean to prey on our anxieties. They mean to assuage them. But all they do is reinforce the incorrect notion that the world is a terrifying place where unpredictable awful things happen frequently; they worsen the problem by attempting to treat the symptom. Consider, for instance, “The Tornado in Ottawa, Ontario and Gatineau, Quebec, Canada” a few months ago. As a former Ottawa resident I have multiple Facebook friends there. Todd and Jennifer marked themselves safe; but what about Joe? Stefan? Stephane? What happened to them? Yeah, they’re fine, thanks, because that region has a population of 1.3 million, and while it is a....




Here’s why Apple’s upcoming streaming video service won’t rescue it from plunging iPhone sales (AAPL)

Apple’s impending video service is getting a lot of hype. But even if it’s smash hit, the video service won’t be able to make up for Apple’s declining iPhone sales, Jefferies analyst Tim O’Shea shows in a new report. In a best case scenario, a video subscription service would only provide about 5% of Apple’s revenue, according to O’Shea’s estimates. And there are reasons to think Apple could have a tough time luring customers to its video service. Apple’s upcoming streaming video service won’t do much to boost the company’s flagging financial fortunes, even if it’s wildly successful. That’s the assessment of Tim O’Shea, an analyst who covers the iPhone maker for Jefferies. In a research report late Thursday, O’Shea estimated that if Apple’s video service had 250 million subscribers in 2023, it still would account for only about 5% of the company’s revenue that year — and wouldn’t make....


Delta has a monthly warehouse sale with everything from old seats to airplane toilets — here’s all the vintage aviation gear you can buy (DAL)

If you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of airline history — or possibly even an airplane lavatory toilet — here’s your chance. Each month, Delta Air Lines hosts a surplus sale at its museum near the Atlanta airport, its main hub for flights. Eager flight enthusiasts are able to have their pick of everything from airline cutlery and lapel pins, to service carts and lounge seats. There are even plane parts, like tail cones, for sale, too.  The airline recently shared photos of some of the items for sale with Business Insider. Here are some of our favorites: SEE ALSO: Delta has apologised after handing out ‘creepy’ Diet Coke napkins to passengers encouraging them to give their number to their ‘plane crush’ The sale takes place on the second Friday of each month. Proceeds from the sale are a fundraiser for the museum, and feature vintage items not for sale....




This CEO used to assist startups at Silicon Valley’s hottest mentorship program. Now, with an expert community for ladies, she’ll undergo it herself

Final week, Elpha launched as an unbiased firm, spinning out of the famed Y Combinator startup accelerator program. Cofounders Cadran Cowansage, Kuan Luo, and Abadesi Osunsade based Elpha to construct a web-based community of ladies in tech to offer one another with recommendation and sources — particularly since girls usually discover themselves as the one feminine member of their workforce. Elpha will develop into a part of this summer season’s Y Combinator batch. Cadran Cowansage, former engineering lead on the famed Silicon Valley startup mentorship program Y Combinator, had at all times wished that there have been an expert community of ladies. Now, she’s working to make that dream a actuality. Cowansage, together with cofounders Abadesi Osunsade and Kuan Luo, have began up a brand new firm known as Elpha — a web-based neighborhood to offer recommendation and sources for ladies in tech. “I began it as a result of....


The 23 strongest LGBTQ+ individuals in tech

Tim Prepare dinner is arguably essentially the most distinguished LGBTQ+ individual in tech, however he is not the one one. There are LGBTQ+ figuring out people in distinguished roles as enterprise capitalists, variety in tech advocates, and C-suite degree executives at giant tech corporations like IBM and Microsoft. Listed below are 23 of essentially the most influential and notable individuals in tech who’re a part of the LGBTQ+ group. The environment in Silicon Valley, the place “bro tradition” is rampant, just isn’t know for being form to anybody “totally different.” That may particularly be true for LGBTQ+ figuring out people, who solely gained the proper to marry within the US in 2005. Homosexual marriage continues to be solely authorized in round 30 nations. However plenty of variety initiatives geared toward LGBTQ+ individuals within the tech sector have emerged in recent times. Teams like Lesbians Who Tech, StartOut, and TransTech Social....




A hearth broke out at Tesla’s Fremont manufacturing unit, however was shortly contained with nobody injured

Hearth breaks out at Tesla manufacturing unit in Fremont, California. The hearth was shortly contained and brought about no accidents or disruption to manufacturing. “There’s no risk to the general public right now. The hazmat workforce is monitoring each the environment circumstances and the fireplace,” Fremont Deputy Hearth Chief Amiel Thurston mentioned. A hearth broke out at Tesla’s automotive manufacturing plant in Fremont, California Saturday evening, however was contained and did not influence automobile manufacturing. In accordance with The Mercury Information, citing Fremont Deputy Hearth Chief Amiel Thurston, the fireplace broke out at round eight.25 p.m. PT (11.25 p.m. ET) and began in “a 10 foot by 10 foot space containing hazardous waste in an exterior storage space.” The hearth was shortly contained, Thurston mentioned. “There’s no risk to the general public right now. The hazmat workforce is monitoring each the environment circumstances and the fireplace,” Thurston mentioned. Learn extra:....


This 24-year-old has constructed a YouTube empire out of instructional movies, however she says burnout is an actual downside

Lucy Bella Earl is an academic YouTuber who teaches English to greater than 1.7 million subscribers. Earl spoke to Enterprise Insider about turning into “EduTuber,” how she struggled with burnout, and why Instagram is not about to exchange YouTube. BI additionally spoke to YouTube’s schooling boss Malik Ducard about what the corporate is doing to take care of its creators. Lucy Bella Earl began a YouTube channel in 2016, instructing bite-sized chunks of the English language. Eight months later, it had develop into her full-time job, and he or she now boasts greater than 1.7 million subscribers. The concept for Earl’s channel “English With Lucy” got here when she was on a 12 months overseas throughout her advertising and marketing diploma. Earl began instructing English in Madrid, and realising that her grasp of Spanish grammar was shaky, she went in search of movies to assist her grasp the language. “I....




ClassPass, Gfycat, StreetEasy hit in newest spherical of mass web site hacks

In only a week, a single vendor put near 750 million information from 24 hacked websites up on the market. Now, the hacker has struck once more. The hacker, whose id isn’t identified, started itemizing consumer information from a number of main web sites — together with MyFitnessPal, 500px and Espresso Meets Bagel, and extra not too long ago Houzz and Roll20 — earlier this week. This weekend, the hacker added a 3rd spherical of knowledge breaches — one other eight websites, amounting to a different 91 million consumer information — to their darkish net market. Thus far, the hacker has revealed breaches at 30 corporations, totaling about 841 million information. In accordance with the newest listings, the websites embrace 20 million accounts from Legendas.television, OneBip, Storybird, and Jobandtalent, in addition to eight million accounts at Gfycat, 1.5 million ClassPass accounts, 60 million Pizap accounts, and one other a million StreetEasy property looking....


Imaginative and prescient system for autonomous automobiles watches not simply the place pedestrians stroll, however how

The College of Michigan, well-known for its efforts in self-driving automotive tech, has been engaged on an improved algorithm for predicting the actions of pedestrians that takes into consideration not simply what they’re doing, however how they’re doing it. This physique language might be essential to predicting what an individual does subsequent. Keeping track of pedestrians and predicting what they’re going to do is a significant a part of any autonomous car’s imaginative and prescient system. Understanding that an individual is current and the place makes an enormous distinction to how the car can function — however whereas some corporations promote that they will see and label individuals at such and such a variety, or below these or these situations, few if any can or say they will see gestures and posture. WTF is laptop imaginative and prescient? Such imaginative and prescient algorithms can (although these days are unlikely to)....




Imaginative and prescient system for autonomous autos watches not simply the place pedestrians stroll, however how

The College of Michigan, well-known for its efforts in self-driving automotive tech, has been engaged on an improved algorithm for predicting the actions of pedestrians that takes into consideration not simply what they’re doing, however how they’re doing it. This physique language could possibly be essential to predicting what an individual does subsequent. Keeping track of pedestrians and predicting what they’re going to do is a serious a part of any autonomous automobile’s imaginative and prescient system. Understanding that an individual is current and the place makes an enormous distinction to how the automobile can function — however whereas some firms promote that they will see and label individuals at such and such a variety, or beneath these or these circumstances, few if any can or say they will see gestures and posture. WTF is laptop imaginative and prescient? Such imaginative and prescient algorithms can (although these days are unlikely....


Investor momentum builds for building tech

Mary Ann Azevedo Contributor Share on Twitter Mary Ann Azevedo covers startups and tech at Crunchbase Information. Extra posts by this contributor Austin in January: Money wealthy and maturing Though it’s not the sexiest of industries, the hefty building sector in 2018 attracted not solely the eye however, extra importantly, the of buyers. Traditionally, the multi-trillion-dollar sector has been gradual to undertake new applied sciences, as builders depend on a wide range of disparate methods to handle initiatives, conventional constructing strategies to assemble houses and non-smart supplies. However a wave of startups is trying to capitalize on alternatives throughout the sector. Corporations which have developed software program options aimed toward streamlining processes and growing efficiencies are more and more widespread. Prefab building has developed due to innovation in that area, and 3D printing know-how can create houses in a matter of days. Traders are taking discover. Funding in U.S.-based building know-how startups surged by....




The best way to learn fiction to construct a startup

“The e-book itself is a curious artefact, not showy in its expertise however advanced and intensely environment friendly: a extremely neat little gadget, compact, typically very nice to take a look at and deal with, that may final a long time, even centuries. It doesn’t should be plugged in, activated, or carried out by a machine; all it wants is mild, a human eye, and a human thoughts. It’s not certainly one of a form, and it isn’t ephemeral. It lasts. It’s dependable. If a e-book advised you one thing whenever you have been 15, it’ll inform it to you once more whenever you’re 50, although chances are you’ll perceive it so in another way that it appears you’re studying a complete new e-book.”—Ursula Okay. Le Guin Yearly, Invoice Gates goes off-grid, leaves family and friends behind, and spends two weeks holed up in a cabin studying books. His annual....


This enterprise software program startup has VCs actually knocking on its doorways to speculate, however for now, it is not

Notion is an “all-in-one office” that acts as a alternative for docs, wikis, activity administration instruments, and databases.  And based on a current tweet by First Spherical Capital’s Josh Kopelman, Notion is without doubt one of the most wanted investments in Silicon Valley.  Ivan Zhao confirmed with Enterprise Insider that he receives a number of calls every day from hopeful enterprise capitalists, and at Notion’s outdated workplace, some VCs would actually come knocking on the door.  Zhao says he is not “anti-VC,” however when software program revenues are paying the payments, he is left to query, “how does further capital assist us develop? When the work administration software program startup Notion moved places of work just lately, it did not replace its tackle on Google Maps.  The explanation: VCs have been actually knocking on its doorways to debate potential investments.  “We nonetheless have not up to date our workplace tackle....




Visa and Mastercard might elevate interchange charges

In accordance with a report from the WSJ, Visa and Mastercard are contemplating elevating interchange charges on card transactions within the U.S. Visa and Mastercard generate most of their income from these small processing charges, and it might have implications for retailers and fintech startups. If you pay with a credit score or debit card, retailers pay a small payment to the financial institution that issued this card. Your financial institution then pays a good smaller payment to the corporate that operates the cardboard community. Generally, card issuers and card networks are separate corporations. For example, Chase points a Visa card, Chase will get an interchange payment on each card transaction, and Chase pays a tiny payment to Visa. Some corporations additionally function a community and subject playing cards themselves, comparable to American Categorical. The WSJ says that Mastercard and Visa will elevate their charges in April — Visa confirmed....


Uber sues NYC to contest cap on drivers

Uber filed a lawsuit in opposition to New York Metropolis, The Verge reported. The corporate desires to overturn New York Metropolis’s rule that caps the variety of new ride-hailing drivers. Final summer season, the town authorized laws that halts the issuing of recent licenses to drivers for 12 months. It has been a multi-year struggle between Uber and New York Metropolis. NYC mayor Invoice de Blasio has been in favor of recent laws to control ride-hailing corporations for years. And the NYC Council lastly voted in favor of such a brand new rule again in August 2018. Uber has had a robust stance in opposition to the brand new regulatory framework. Earlier than the vote, the corporate even referred to as loyal prospects to ask them to name native council members and assist Uber. There are just a few explanation why policymakers have been in favor of the halt. First,....




There is a cavity beneath Antarctica that is two thirds the scale of Manhattan — an indication ice sheets are melting sooner than we thought

NASA has discovered a 1,000-foot-tall cavity that is two-thirds the scale of Manhattan below the Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica. The cavity is believed to have held 14 billion tons of ice that melted during the last three years.  The melting Thwaites Glacier is liable for four% of annual international sea-level rise. If all the glacier have been to soften, it could increase sea ranges by 2 toes. The surprising hole beneath the ice indicators we all know much less about melting glaciers than we thought, and that scientists are doubtless underestimating the velocity of ice loss. Scientists have noticed a never-before-seen gap below the Antarctic ice. The cavity d is 984 toes tall and roughly two-thirds the scale of Manhattan. It is a signal that this a part of the Antarctic ice sheet is melting sooner than consultants thought. Antarctica is ringed by a skirt of ice sheets and floating ice....