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World War II's Indelible Influence on Technology 2020-07-31 07:00:00When WWII broke out on Sept. 1, 1939 with Germany's invasion of Poland, few could have expected the technological leaps that would occur over the nex

New Security Hole Puts Windows and Linux Users 2020-07-29 13:10:00If you are a Windows or Linux user, brace yourself for a long siege of vulnerability nightmares. The fix will be long and treacherous and could brick

Amazon Gives Alexa App a Makeover 2020-07-29 07:00:00Amazon's Alexa mobile app has a new look. The company on Monday introduced an updated version of the app that aims to give users a more personalized

Garmin Confirms Services Upended by Ransomware Attack 2020-07-28 07:00:00Garmin on Monday confirmed that many of its online services have been disrupted by a cyberattack on its systems that occurred on July 23, 2020. Servic

The Essential Need for 5G in the COVID 2020-07-27 07:00:00Our infrastructure wasn't set up to suddenly shift massive amounts of traffic from companies to homes. Exacerbating this are cable networks with shar

The Case Against Full-Disk Encryption 2020-07-27 07:00:00The information security industry, with all its raging debates, has rallied around a small corpus of best practices. One of the highest on this list i

Beware of Counterfeit Network Equipment 2020-07-24 07:00:00Counterfeit hardware, especially in corporate settings, is a recurring problem that often goes unnoticed. Having such gear online poses serious financ

US Cloud Gaming Subscriptions Target $3B 2020-07-22 07:00:00Consumer interest in cloud gaming could boost annual subscription revenues to nearly US$3 billion, according to Parks Associates. There is renewed int

Windows 10X to Eliminate Onboard 32-Bit Apps: Report 2020-07-21 12:11:03Windows 10X began as a streamlined operating system for the Surface Neo, a premium mobile device with two screens that opened like a book. Now Microso

The Past, Present and Future of Attribute-Based Encryption 2020-07-21 07:00:00Encryption is an obscure but critical part of everyday life. That padlock in the address bar of the website you're visiting represents the 's' afte

Why Microsoft Teams Will Be the De Facto 2020-07-20 07:00:00I've been covering video conferencing since before we called it video conferencing. It has been an exciting and somewhat painful technology to watch

AutoTux Is a Real Distro With a 'No 2020-07-17 07:00:00AutoTux is a fully automated Linux distribution that is literally a hands-off event from start to finish. It goes a long way to adopting Linux a no-br

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Owl Cameras is reborn as Owlcam, rescuing bereft 2020-08-06 18:02:00Update 08/06/2020: After the startup Owl Cameras Inc. dissolved rather untidily earlier this year (see original news story below for more on that

Owl Car Cam review: The easiest, classiest, most 2020-08-06 17:56:00Update 08/06/2020: After the startup Owl Cameras Inc. shut down abruptly, users were stuck with expensive dash cams and no support. But there's hope!

Dash cam reviews: Catch the maniacs and meteors 2020-08-06 17:54:00The dash cam market is changing fast, as vendors hop onto the 4K-resolution bandwagon. We just reviewed four of the first models out the door and can&

Owlcam is the security-focused dash cam rehatched from 2020-08-06 14:52:00Goodbye, Owl Cameras; hello, Owlcam. The well-regarded Owlcam dash cam, which nearly died when startup Owl Cameras, Inc. ran out of money earlier this

The Full Nerd ep. 147: 2nd annual PC 2020-08-06 10:47:00In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray dress up nice to fight over a new batch of potential in

Samsung’s Android update guarantee might actually be better 2020-08-06 09:45:00If steady updates are your priority when choosing which Android phone to buy, you basically have one option: the Google Pixel. Google famously promise

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 vs iPhone 11 Pro: 2020-08-06 08:00:00The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and the iPhone 11 Pro cost the same but they're not created equally.

How to use Microsoft Rewards to get Xbox 2020-08-06 06:38:00Microsoft Rewards is basically free money, and not enough of you know how to use it. We’re going to show you how to use Microsoft Rewards to hel

MacBook Air 2020 vs. 13-inch MacBook Pro (2016): 2020-08-06 06:00:00“Should I buy a MacBook Air 2020 or a13-inch MacBook Pro made in 2016?” That’s the simple question an old friend asked me this week.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 is the right 2020-08-06 06:00:00If you don’t want to spend $1,300 or $1,450 on the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Samsung has an affordable option for you: the Galaxy Note 20. Like last

Here comes cord-cutting's messy phase 2020-08-06 06:00:00The next phase of cord-cutting: Less bloat, lower prices, more confusion

Eufy Security EufyCam 2 Pro 2K review: A 2020-08-06 06:00:00The Pro upgrade takes Eufy’s indoor/outdoor cam kit to nearly 3 megapixels.

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Nurx has $22.5 million in new money, a New! 2020-08-11 09:05:26As the COVID-19 epidemic spread across the US earlier this year, Nurx, like most other digital providers of healthcare and prescription services saw a

Google’s Lookout app for vision-impaired now scans food New! 2020-08-11 09:01:58Google has updated its Lookout app, an AI toolkit for people with impaired vision, with two helpful new capabilities: scanning long documents and read

With former Misfit founder Sonny Vu at the New! 2020-08-11 09:01:41Sonny Vu, the former founder and chief executive of the wearable technology company, Misfit, has had a busy summer since he was named the new chief ex

Google is turning Android Phones into seismometers New! 2020-08-11 09:00:26Google is launching a handful of new Android features today that don’t really have a lot in common but that are all interesting in their own rig

Google, Nokia, Qualcomm are investors in $230M Series New! 2020-08-11 09:00:25Mobile device maker HMD Global has announced a $230M Series A2 — its first tranche of external funding since a $100M round back in 2018 when it

The all-electric Lucid Air gets an estimated EPA New! 2020-08-11 09:00:24Lucid Motors said Tuesday that its upcoming all-electric luxury sedan can travel 517 miles on a single charge — a range that, if validated by th

Android Auto gets Google Calendar integration New! 2020-08-11 09:00:17Google today announced a number of updates to Android Auto (which runs on the user’s phone) and Android Automotive (which car manufacturers can

Dell’s latest Chromebook blends enterprise security with premium New! 2020-08-11 08:50:00The latest Dell Chromebook is designed for the at-home worker who still needs to connect to corporate systems. The Latitude 7410 Chromebook Enterprise

Parsable scores $60M Series D as pandemic forces New! 2020-08-11 08:42:31It seems the pandemic has forced the business world to digitize faster, and the industrial sector is no different. Parsable, a San Francisco startup t

Atomwise’s machine learning-based drug discovery service raises $123 New! 2020-08-11 08:27:09With a slew of partnerships with large pharmaceutical companies under its belt and the successful spin out of at least one new company, Atomwise has a

9 Berlin-based VCs discuss how COVID-19 has changed New! 2020-08-11 07:45:25A breeding ground for European entrepreneurs, Berlin has a knack for producing a lot of new startups: the city attracts top international, diverse tal

Court finds some fault with UK police force’s New! 2020-08-11 07:41:57Civil rights campaigners in the UK have won a legal challenge to South Wales Police’s (SWP) use of facial recognition technology. The win on app

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Dystopian Deeds: How China's top-notch mass surveillance system 2020-08-07 15:17:28Every millimeter of Beijing is monitored by state-of-the-art surveillance cameras, according to the Beijing Public Safety Bureau.

Air Force and Navy air-launch ICBM 2020-08-06 14:34:49U.S. nuclear triad exist to ensure a decisive retaliatory strike.

Rural co-ops join high-speed Internet race as coronavirus 2020-08-06 13:45:51More than 100 cooperatives across rural America are now laying miles of fiber optic cable to connect their members to high-speed Internet.

FBI warns about rise in online shopping scams 2020-08-06 11:52:47Complaints about landing on fraudulent websites via social media platforms and search engines are on the rise, the FBI said this week.

Animal assassins and military mammals: How superpowers continue 2020-08-05 16:18:48Man's four-legged best friend has historically played a critical role in the military machine, however, they aren’t the only animal playin

Air Force takes new step with nuclear-armed cruise 2020-08-05 14:42:49The U.S. Air Force might deploy a new generation of air-launched, nuclear-armed cruise missiles earlier than planned due to successful design work, pr

Florida teen's Twitter hack bail hearing hijacked by 2020-08-05 13:34:04The hearing for the 17-year-old Florida teenager accused of hacking some high-profile Twitter accounts last month was hacked itself, with trolls

Google, Amazon, WhatsApp top list of hackers' favorite 2020-08-05 07:40:21Google and Amazon have overtaken Apple as hackers’ most imitated brands, a new report says.

Air Force may buy 180 new B-21 stealth 2020-08-04 18:09:22It is by no means impossible to envision a U.S. Air Force fleet of as many as 150-to-180 new B-21 bombers, should the service’s force-size visio

Could armored vehicles take hits from enemy fire 2020-08-03 14:55:30Imagine an armored vehicle takes enemy fire and is disabled, crew members are injured, when all of a sudden its armor regenerates.

Faster internet, wiping data, password hack: 5 tricks 2020-08-02 04:00:51The personal computer has been around for over 40 years. In that time, we’ve adapted to all kinds of platforms and devices.

Microsoft, Bytedance halt TikTok talks after Trump signals 2020-08-02 03:05:33Microsoft Corp. has paused negotiations to buy the U.S. operations of the video-sharing app TikTok after President Trump said late Friday he

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All the Internet vs DuckDuckGo Search Engines Comparison 2020-08-09 01:19:23Many of us might have heard about DuckFuckGo, mainly due to its core feature that doesn’t track users and the way it indexes onion URLs (Deep or

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Use ‘Raise Hand’ Feature In Zoom On Desktop 2020-08-07 00:33:23We all have attended meetings and conferences, and even in lectures, it’s a common courtesy to raise your hand before speaking or asking a quest

Understanding BAS: How to Lodge Your Business Activity 2020-08-06 12:24:55Doing business in any country requires compliance with the regulations and laws of the land. In Australia, business owners need to submit a form calle

Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 20 series along 2020-08-06 03:34:17We already knew that Samsung had an event lined up for August 5 and it was expected that the company would release new smartphones in its lineup at th

Can’t Watch Your Favorite Sports? A DAZN VPN 2020-08-05 12:40:44Living in an area with not much sports coverage, or at least not the leagues you’re interested in? Or maybe your holiday abroad starts Friday, b

Google Play Music shutting down for all starting 2020-08-05 04:39:58It is known that Google is a company which likes to keep on experimenting with things and it is also one of those firms that like to shut down a lot o

There will be a ban on TikTok from 2020-08-04 04:14:01We know that the situation for TikTok and its parent company ByteDance is grim right now because the app has already been banned in one of its most po

Easy Way To Share Screen On Zoom (Desktop 2020-08-03 22:04:34Screen Sharing is a feature of Zoom that has made it the most powerful video conferencing app among others like Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and simil

Look Better On Zoom With Touch Up Appearance. 2020-08-02 22:29:10Due to the COVID outbreak, everyone has resorted to online video-conferencing. Many of us rely on Zoom to attend meetings, host webinars, and even to

Twitter is working on these features for its 2020-08-01 03:32:16The talks about Twitter have been never-ending this month first because of the fact that a massive hack took place on the platform where users were sc

Apple confirms its iPhone 12 launch will take 2020-07-31 03:22:42While we don’t see a confirmation from Apple regarding their upcoming smartphones or something similar to that beforehand, we are all living in

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Scientists successfully reflect a laser beam between the New! 2020-08-11 08:44:24Over the last decade, NASA scientists have been shooting laser beams at a reflector on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter circling the Moon that’s

Google Search People Cards will make you feel New! 2020-08-11 08:18:06Let’s face it, Google knows a lot about us, sometimes even more than our family and friends do. Just searching for yourself on the Internet can

2021 Maserati Ghibli & Quattroporte are now available New! 2020-08-11 07:51:26As it turns out, the Levante SUV is not the only Maserati to come in Trofeo trim. For 2021, the Ghibli and Quattroporte can now be ordered as Trofeo m

Android 11 will integrate autofill in keyboard suggestions New! 2020-08-11 07:23:45Web browsers have introduced many conveniences and new ways of doing things that we may take for granted these days. Automatically filling up forms th

2016 Faraday Future FF91 prototype heads to auction New! 2020-08-11 06:57:21In 2016 one of the electric vehicle makers that was making waves with an EV offering long-range and high performance was Faraday Future. The vehicle s

Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha and its wraparound screen New! 2020-08-11 06:29:19Just like Samsung, Xiaomi has a big day scheduled for August 11 where it will launch a handful of new phones across several of its brands. Those might

Bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres came from New! 2020-08-11 06:05:04The NASA Dawn spacecraft orbited very close to the dwarf planet Ceres located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Dawn’s mission ende

Nreal Light AR glasses launch bundled with Galaxy New! 2020-08-11 00:01:48If you’re any kind of an augmented or mixed reality enthusiast, you might now finally have a reason to buy Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 20. T

Galaxy A71, Galaxy A51 get AltZLife update with New! 2020-08-10 23:23:49Smartphones have become even more important than ever in the past months but not everyone can still afford to get their own. Sometimes, people have to

Apple found guilty in Russia for monopoly over New! 2020-08-10 22:51:55Apple has long been accused of using its position as owner and curator of the only app store authorized on its own mobile platform to create a monopol

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra might debut with world’s New! 2020-08-10 22:15:49With the news from last week, it’s almost easy to forget that there are other smartphone makers beyond Samsung, Google, OnePlus, and Apple. Ther

Minecraft: Education Edition on Chromebooks is ready for 2020-08-10 21:23:03It isn’t just work that was suddenly plunged into a new world. Schools are also scrambling to adjust to the “new normal”, which most

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Tesla is involved in the development of a 2020-08-10 16:39:32 Tesla is involved in the development of a smartwatch, according to a new FCC filling. The questions are, to what degree and why? more… The po

Quick Charge Podcast: August 10, 2020 2020-08-10 16:00:27 Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn a

Tesla is considering a home ‘energy package’ with 2020-08-10 14:55:19 Tesla is considering becoming a “power provider” in Europe, according to a new survey it sent to local owners and is looking into bundlin

Nature Power 110W Solar Panel Bundle $89 + 2020-08-10 13:15:31 Home Depot offers the Nature Power 110W Solar Panel with Charger for $88.88. Today’s deal is over $80 off the original price and down

Tesla is improving driving visualizations to differentiate cars 2020-08-10 12:11:41 Tesla is working on improving its Autopilot driving visualizations to differentiate cars in its own lineup. more… The post Tesla is improving

EGEB: Simon Cowell on 27hp electric motorcycle (w/pedals) 2020-08-10 11:44:43 Simon Cowell had an accident on a CAB Recon and tells people to read the manual before they ride. Media reports that this is an e-bike are spreading

How Mauritians are using human hair to try 2020-08-10 10:56:39 The Japanese MV Wakashio, owned by the Nagashiki Shipping Company and operated by Mitsui OSK Line, has spilled oil off the Mauritius coast after hitt

Tesla adds ‘spaceship’ to future potential products to 2020-08-10 09:47:17 Tesla hints at more SpaceX collaboration as it adds “spaceship” to future potential products to work on for its future designers. more&h

Hyundai launches IONIQ as new EV brand, confirms 2020-08-10 06:02:45 Hyundai announced the launch of IONIQ as its own new electric brand and confirmed three new electric cars to populate the lineup within the next four

Tesla could get cut out of Korea’s generous 2020-08-10 05:10:00 Tesla is running into some issues in Korea. After the automaker dominated the country’s EV market last quarter, the government is now consideri

Tern GSD mighty-yet-mini electric utility bike gets big 2020-08-10 04:33:36 Tern’s flagship utility e-bike GSD has been setting the benchmark for ultra-convenient utility/cargo e-bikes since 2017. And now the company ha

Tesla paid almost $100 million for Gigafactory Texas 2020-08-09 15:08:07 Tesla has paid almost $100 million for the large piece of land where it is building Gigafactory Texas in Austin. more… The post Tesla paid al

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Deep-sea misconceptions cause underestimation of seabed-mining impacts 2020-08-08 08:57:54A new publication on the impacts of deep-seabed mining by 13 prominent deep-sea biologists seeks to dispel scientific misconceptions that have led to

Advance in programmable synthetic materials 2020-08-07 15:36:48DNA information is stored in a sequence of chemical building blocks; computers store information as sequences of zeros and ones. Researchers want to t

Layer of nanoparticles could improve LED performance and 2020-08-07 15:36:44Adding a layer of nanoparticles to LED designs could help them produce more light for the same energy, and also increase their lifetime.

Materials science researchers develop first electrically injected laser 2020-08-07 13:19:22Materials science researchers have demonstrated the first electrically injected laser made with germanium tin. Used as a semiconducting material for c

Updating Turing's model of pattern formation 2020-08-07 11:19:42New research revisits the Turing instability mechanism; proving mathematically how the instabilities which give rise to patterns can occur through sim

Measuring electron emission from irradiated biomolecules 2020-08-07 11:19:40Researchers have successfully determined the characteristics of electron emission when high-velocity ions collide with adenine - one of the four key n

Scientists use CRISPR to knock down gene messages 2020-08-07 11:19:35Researchers have harnessed the technology to target gene messages (messenger RNA) involved in early vertebrate development.

Huge ring-like structure on Ganymede's surface may have 2020-08-07 10:23:39Image data reanalysis has revealed that ancient tectonic troughs are concentrically distributed across almost the entire surface of Jupiter's moon Ga

Machine learning research may help find new tungsten 2020-08-07 10:23:32Geologists have developed a machine learning technique that highlights the potential for further deposits of the critical metal tungsten in SW England

A titanate nanowire mask that can eliminate pathogens 2020-08-07 09:38:00Researchers are working on a membrane made of titanium oxide nanowires, similar in appearance to filter paper but with antibacterial and antiviral pro

Smartwatch tracks medication levels to personalize treatments 2020-08-07 09:37:41Engineers have demonstrated that drug levels inside the body can be tracked in real time using a custom smartwatch that analyzes the chemicals found i

Stellar egg hunt with ALMA 2020-08-07 09:37:33Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) took a census of stellar eggs in the constellation Taurus and revealed their


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