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Wednesday May 12, 2021. 06:00 AM
You could be forgiven for thinking drones are basically big boy toys because…well, they're a heck of a lot of fun. But with the proliferation of powerful, inexpensive drone models on the consumer market, industries are turning to these tiny powerhouses like never before for...
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No prizes for guessing why, as Colonial Pipeline outage stretches patience and looks like lasting a week South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Energy and Infrastructure has ordered a review of the cybersecurity preparedness of the nation’s energy infrastructure.…
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motor1: Roads are lined with unattractive billboards many of us ignore on our daily commutes, but Ford's new tech will make sure we don't miss them anymore. The system works by scanning the billboards, interpreting the information on...
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An area of forest the size of France has regrown naturally across the world in the last 20 years, a study suggests. The BBC reports: The restored forests have the potential to soak up the equivalent of 5.9 gigatons (Gt) of carbon dioxide - more than the annual emissions of...
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It’s not DNS. There is a no way it’s DNS. It was DNS Salesforce is digging itself out of a multi-hour outage right now that it has blamed on a DNS issue.…
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It’s not DNS. There is no way it’s DNS. It was DNS Salesforce is digging itself out of a multi-hour outage right now that it has blamed on a DNS issue.…
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Scalper bots continue to wreak havoc on next-gen console supplies with Sony, Microsoft and retail partners all working on ways to ensure the consoles get into the hands of actual gamers and not those trying to exploit the supply issues to make a quick buck. Microsoft is now...
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Apple is facing a London lawsuit over claims it overcharged nearly 20 million U.K. customers for App Store purchases, yet another legal headache for the tech giant fighting lawsuits across the world. Bloomberg reports: Apple's 30% fee is 'excessive' and 'unlawful' the...
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I've been using Pink Stuff Cleaning Paste to remove mineral scale from fixtures, and I very carefully used it to remove barnacle-like dots of asphalt that had adhered to my car. It didn't seem to dull the paint. It is also a forbidden snack. — Read the rest
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The World Health Organization says nearly a dozen countries -- many of them in Africa -- are still waiting to get vaccines. Those last in line on the continent along with Chad are Burkina Faso, Burundi, Eritrea and Tanzania. From a report: 'Delays and shortages of vaccine...
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Dozen design, implementation blunders date back 24 years A dozen Wi-Fi design and implementation flaws make it possible for miscreants to steal transmitted data and bypass firewalls to attack devices on home networks, according to security researcher Mathy Vanhoef.…
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: As of now, California wants to implement an 80-20 mix where 80% of new cars sold will be totally electric or hydrogen-powered, and 20% may still feature a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Essentially, automakers will still be able to...
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A judge in Dallas today dismissed the NRA's bankruptcy filing, writing that it was made in bad faith and that NRA president Wayne LaPierre's behavior was 'nothing less than shocking.' U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Harlin Hale said the NRA did not file for Chapter 11 in good faith,...
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Impossible Foods has secured Child Nutrition Labels for its Impossible Burger products, which means they can now be part of school nutrition programs in the US. Engadget reports: To obtain the CN Labels, USDA's Food and Nutrition Services had to evaluate the plant-based...
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Here's an unofficial fix for those who need their messages now Microsoft says its Outlook desktop client is suffering serious “email visibility issues” today, with a fix yet to be rolled out. Users have reported either whole emails missing, chunks of data gone, or just...
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Python may get a lot of the showy buzz and Java is…well, Java, but if you're looking for the coding discipline that still effectively rules the roost with most developers, your answer is still the same as it's been for decades: JavaScript. — Read the rest
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Despite his unease with the ride-hail business model, the president needs help getting more Americans to vaccination sites to meet his July 4 deadline.
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eBay is joining the NFT frenzy, telling Reuters today that going forward it will allow the sales of NFTs on its platform, a mainstream embrace that follows billions of dollars in NFT purchases over the past few months. TechCrunch reports: The e-commerce company seems poised...
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When I was 5 years old I watched Bimbo's Initiation, and its psychedelic brilliance had an ever-lasting impression on me. The animated short starring Bimbo the dog was made in 1931 by Fleischer Studios and depicts an early version of Betty Boop; Betty is part animal, with...
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Southern California has adopted a new air pollution rule aimed at slashing noxious emissions from warehouse trucks that move goods sold by Amazon and other e-commerce retailers. Ars Technica reports: Diesel pollution from heavy trucks causes everything from asthma to heart...
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