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  • Researchers Unveil Paper On New Battery That Could Last 100 Years
    par BeauHD le 26/05/2022 à 12:02

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Electrek: Tesla's advanced battery research group in Canada in partnership with Dalhousie University has released a new paper on a new nickel-based battery that could last 100 years while still favorably comparing to LFP cells on charging and energy density. […]

  • Solar Panels Are Coming To IKEA
    par BeauHD le 25/05/2022 à 11:20

    Starting this fall with its locations in California, the Swedish furniture giant Ikea will sell the means to power your Starkvind (that's an air purifier) and Stjarnstatus (that's a fridge) by adding solar panels to the company's offerings. Thankfully, assembly will be handled by the professionals. […]

  • Jack Dorsey Steps Down From Twitter's Board
    par BeauHD le 25/05/2022 à 10:40

    Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stepped down from Twitter's board of directors Wednesday. TechCrunch reports: Dorsey had already begun to distance himself from the social media platform he co-founded, leaving Twitter's chief executive role late last year to focus on Block, formerly known as Square. […]

  • Clearview AI's Facial Recognition Tool Coming To Apps, Schools
    par BeauHD le 25/05/2022 à 10:00

    An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Clearview AI is expanding sales of its facial recognition software to companies from mainly serving the police, it told Reuters, inviting scrutiny on how the startup capitalizes on billions of photos it scrapes from social media profiles. [...] […]

  • Finland Legally Commits To Carbon Negativity By 2040
    par msmash le 25/05/2022 à 9:22

    Carbon dioxide removal will soon be written into Finnish law: In a historic Wednesday vote, the country's Parliament approved a new Climate Change Act that would commit the country to carbon neutrality by 2035, and carbon negativity 2040. From a report: Assuming it is signed by President Sauli […]

  • Zuckerberg's Metaverse To Lose 'Significant' Money in Near Term
    par msmash le 25/05/2022 à 8:05

    Mark Zuckerberg said he plans to invest heavily in his company's metaverse ambitions and that will mean losing "significant" amounts of money on the project in the next three to five years. From a report: The metaverse, an immersive digital world, will eventually make money from a creator economy, […]

  • 'Quantum Internet' Inches Closer With Advance in Data Teleportation
    par msmash le 25/05/2022 à 7:25

    From Santa Barbara, Calif., to Hefei, China, scientists are developing a new kind of computer that will make today's machines look like toys. From a report: Harnessing the mysterious powers of quantum mechanics, the technology will perform tasks in minutes that even supercomputers could not […]

  • ProtonMail Unifies Encrypted Mail, Calendar, VPN, and Storage Services Under New 'Proton' Brand
    par msmash le 25/05/2022 à 6:44

    Swiss-based encrypted email provider ProtonMail today announced a restructuring of its privacy-first services, bringing them under a new unifying brand name: Proton. "Today, we are undertaking our biggest step forward in the movement for an internet that respects your privacy. The new, updated […]

  • Russian Hackers Are Linked To New Brexit Leak Website, Google Says
    par msmash le 25/05/2022 à 6:12

    A new website that published leaked emails from several leading proponents of Britain's exit from the European Union is tied to Russian hackers, according to a Google cybersecurity official and the former head of UK foreign intelligence. From a report: The website - titled "Very English Coop […]

  • Gene Editing Could Increase Food Security, UK Adviser Says
    par msmash le 25/05/2022 à 5:25

    Gene editing could drastically increase global food security and reduce reliance on chemical fertilisers and pesticides in the coming decade, a scientific adviser to the UK government's environment department has said. From a report: Speaking before the introduction of a bill on genetic […]

  • NY State is Giving Out Hundreds of Robots as Companions For the Elderly
    par msmash le 25/05/2022 à 4:45

    The state of New York will distribute robot companions to the homes of more than 800 older adults. From a report: The robots are not able to help with physical tasks, but function as more proactive versions of digital assistants like Siri or Alexa -- engaging users in small talk, helping contact […]

  • Amazon Opens First Brick-and-Mortar Clothing Store Near LA
    par msmash le 25/05/2022 à 4:00

    Amazon is opening its first physical clothing store on Wednesday, the latest brick-and-mortar initiative from the world's largest online retailer. From a report: Called Amazon Style, the shop is located in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles. The Seattle-based company has pledged to open stores […]

  • CVS Will Stop Filling Controlled-Substance Prescriptions for Cerebral, Done
    par msmash le 25/05/2022 à 3:20

    CVS Health will stop filling prescriptions for controlled substances ordered by clinicians working for telehealth startups Cerebral and Done Health starting Thursday, a move that will impact thousands of patients. From a report: A CVS spokesman confirmed the change in a statement, citing concerns […]

  • 'Tough To Forge' Digital Driver's License is Easy To Forge
    par msmash le 25/05/2022 à 2:40

    An anonymous reader shares a report: In late 2019, the government of New South Wales in Australia rolled out digital driver's licenses. The new licenses allowed people to use their iPhone or Android device to show proof of identity and age during roadside police checks or at bars, stores, hotels, […]

  • Terra Blockchain Will Split, Abandon Collapsed UST Stablecoin
    par msmash le 25/05/2022 à 2:00

    A proposal by the founder of the troubled Terra ecosystem to salvage the project was approved, averting a total collapse of one of the most-watched experiments in decentralized finance. From a report: Under the newly approved structure, the original blockchain will be known as Terra Classic, while […]

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