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  • 2 days ago
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    New Logic Gates Are a Million Times Faster Than Those in Today's Chips

    As Moore’s Law begins to slow, the search is on for new ways to keep the exponential rise in processing speeds going. New research suggests that an exotic approach known as “lightwave electronics” could be a promising new avenue.

  • 2 days ago
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    NASA shows off early plans to send astronauts to Mars for 30 days

    We have a glimpse now of NASA's latest vision for its first crewed Mars mission. The agency released its top objectives for a 30-day, two-person Mars surface mission on Tuesday (May 17) and asked the public to provide feedback on how the planning is going. Submissions were initially due on May 31, but that deadline was recently extended to June 3.

  • 3 days ago
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    Pfizer says 3 COVID shots protect children under 5

    Three doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine offer strong protection for children younger than 5, the company announced Monday. Pfizer plans to give the data to U.S. regulators later this week in a step toward letting the littlest kids get the shots.

  • 5 days ago
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    Despite the crypto crash, bitcoin still has a bright future

    You might call it the cable that changed history. In the mid-19th century there were various attempts to lay cables across the Atlantic Ocean between Britain (Ireland) and the US. It took several failures, numerous bankruptcies and over ten years before they got it right. But eventually they did and on July 27 1866 Queen Victoria broadcast a message to US President Johnson…

  • 6 days ago
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    Pebble founder: it’s your "last chance" to make a small Android phone happen

    Eric Migicovsky, who founded and helmed the Pebble smartwatch company and who’s working on a chat app that will bring iMessage to Android, has a new quest: getting someone, anyone, to make an Android phone you can actually use in one hand. He wants to, as he put it in an interview with The Verge, “unionize” a community of small phone lovers to get sway with phone manufacturers and suppliers.

  • 6 days ago
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    U.S. Congress OKs $40 billion in aid for Ukraine; Russia says it's sent 900 Ukrainian soldiers to prison camp

    Russia says it has sent 900 Ukrainian soldiers to a former prison colony in a Russia-controlled part of Donetsk. Meanwhile, the war in Ukraine is likely to continue throughout the summer and possibly beyond, despite signs that parts of the country are returning to some normalcy, Ukraine’s presidential advisor Oleksii Arestovych said, according to NBC News.

  • 8 days ago
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    Twitter plans to enforce $44 billion sale to Elon Musk

    Twitter said it would not allow Elon Musk to wriggle free from his $44 billion offer for the social media platform despite the multibillionaire’s threats to walk away if the company doesn’t prove it is sufficiently cracking down on spam and bot accounts. The San Francisco-based company filed a statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday morning — hours after Musk tweeted that he may not proceed with the deal.

  • 9 days ago
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    Researchers devise iPhone malware that runs even when device is turned off

    When you turn off an iPhone, it doesn’t fully power down. Chips inside the device continue to run in a low-power mode that makes it possible to locate lost or stolen devices using the Find My feature or use credit cards and car keys after the battery dies. Now researchers have devised a way to abuse this always-on mechanism to run malware that remains active even when an iPhone appears to be powered down.

  • 11 days ago
    Current Event doodlegirl

    The iPod made the iPhone possible

    This week, Apple announced that it’s discontinuing the iPod Touch, its last product with the “iPod” name. More than 20 years after the original iPod was announced, and after over a decade in the shadow of the iPhone, it can be hard to remember just how important the device was to Apple. But the music player helped define the company we know today — and was a big factor in bringing it back from the brink of ruin.

  • 13 days ago
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    Crypto investors panic during market bloodbath: ‘I will lose my home’

    Crypto investors panicked on Thursday as bitcoin plummeted to its lowest price in more than a year and other cryptocurrencies endured even worse sell-offs. Victims of the bloodbath — which comes amid a broader stock market rout — range from the billionaire crypto titans who run leading marketplaces such as Coinbase and Binance to lowly retail investors who have poured their life savings into cryptocurrencies.

  • 13 days ago
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    Google updates Android Auto to better fit all the different sized touchscreens in cars today

    Android Auto is getting another refresh, this time with a focus on the evolving nature of vehicle touchscreens. Google says the new split-screen display will be standard for all Android Auto users, allowing them to access key features like navigation, media player, and messages — all from one screen. Previously, the split-screen display was only available to owners of certain vehicles. Now, it will be the default user experience for all Android Auto customers.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Howie Mandel afraid after Dave Chappelle attack

    Howie Mandel and other comics are sounding the alarm after Dave Chappelle was attacked on stage following a performance. An audience member attacked Chappelle Tuesday night right after the comedian wrapped up a set during “Netflix is a Joke: The Festival” at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Amber Heard’s Private Nurse: I Saw Injuries on the Actress

    Amber Heard’s former personal nurse said in testimony revealed Tuesday that she once observed the actress with a “bloody lip” after an argument with Johnny Depp, marking the first time jurors heard a witness detail alleged physical abuse at the hands of the actor during their short-lived union.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    ‘Fish lizard’ fossils found in Swiss Alps showcase some of the largest creatures to ever live

    Long-extinct "fish lizards" first appeared in the ocean about 250 million years ago, and their fossils were found high in the Swiss Alps. According to a study published Thursday in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, the fossil discovery of the marine reptile carnivores, known as ichthyosaurs, make them some the largest creatures to ever live on Earth – even bigger than sperm whales and on par with dinosaurs – given that they weighed about 80 tons and spanned 65 feet.

  • 1 month ago
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    Nvidia spent 1.8M hours testing GPU drivers in 2021

    It's no leap to say that the quality of a graphics card comes down to the quality of its driver. You could have a card that can play Cyberpunk 2077 at 8K 144Hz with full ray tracing, but it wouldn't mean anything if you get constant stutters, crashes or corrupted images. With that in mind, Nvidia released a video that provides a glimpse into what goes into driver development.

  • 1 month ago
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    Why so much solar activity? Sun may be outpacing predictions.

    It's no coincidence that the headlines have been full of solar flares and storms: Solar cycle 25, as astronomers call it, is now well under way. Solar activity, which space weather experts measure by the number of visible sunspots, rises and falls on a cycle that lasts roughly 11 years from minimum to minimum, although one cycle can be as short as nine years or as long as 13. The sun's new cycle is about two years in and should peak around 2025; although cycle 25 is expected to be stro...

  • 1 month ago
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    ‘Democracy will wither’: Barack Obama outlines perils of unregulated big tech in sweeping speech

    Technology companies must be reined in to address the “weakening of democratic institutions around the world”, Barack Obama said Thursday, in a sweeping keynote speech on the perils of disinformation. Speaking at Stanford University in Silicon Valley, the former president made his most extensive remarks yet about the technology landscape, which he said is “turbo-charging some of humanity’s worst impulses”.