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How 30 Lines of Code Blew Up a New! 2020-10-23 08:00:00A secret experiment in 2007 proved that hackers could devastate power grid equipment beyond repair—with a file no bigger than a gif.

How the Google Antitrust Case Trickles Down Onto New! 2020-10-23 08:00:00This week, we examine the possible implications of the US government’s complaint against Google, and how it could impact consumer technology.

The Best iPhone 12 Deals (And Which Model New! 2020-10-23 08:00:00From the Mini to the Pro, here are the differences among Apple’s latest models, and where you can score the best deals.

'Star Wars: Squadrons' Is the Soaring Antidote to New! 2020-10-23 08:00:00"Permission to jump in an X-wing and blow something up?" "Permission granted."

The Case for Reviving the Civilian Conservation Corps New! 2020-10-23 07:00:00If the US brought back the Great Depression’s massive worker program, it could put millions of Americans back to work—and help stave off d

How Police Can Crack Locked Phones—and Extract Information New! 2020-10-23 07:00:00A report finds 50,000 cases where law enforcement agencies turned to outside firms to bypass the encryption on a mobile device.

18,000 Years From Now, People Will Still Play New! 2020-10-23 07:00:00Jon Bois' new work of online fiction, 20020, is a utopian meditation on endless time. With sports!

Facebook Promises Privacy Reform. Critics Aren't Convinced 2020-10-22 16:37:53In an interview with WIRED, Facebook's chief privacy officers argue that the company has turned a corner. Again.

The New Adaptation of 'The Witches' Is Almost 2020-10-22 10:00:00HBO Max’s new movie evokes a very un-Dahlian mood.

How to Use Blood Oxygen Data on Apple 2020-10-22 09:00:00The latest smartwatches come with sensors that measure oxygen levels in your blood. If you own one, here’s what that means for you.

Why Is Everyone Building an Electric Pickup Truck? 2020-10-22 09:00:00Tesla has the Cybertruck, GM a $113,000 Hummer, and Ford an electric F-150. And then there are the startups.

Trump's Un-American Failure to Protect Internet Freedom 2020-10-22 09:00:00Dictators are gleefully filling the leadership vacuum the administration has created and choking the open web around the globe.

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Scientists borrow solar panel tech to create new 2020-10-22 16:17:56By expanding on existing designs for electrodes of ultra-thin solar panels, Stanford researchers and collaborators in Korea have developed a new archi

Self-driving shuttle debuts in high-traffic Virginia spot 2020-10-22 15:52:12The future of transportation arrived in northern Virginia, looking like a big blue toaster on wheels that seats six and drives itself through the regi

3-D hand pose estimation using a wrist-worn camera 2020-10-21 13:15:52Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) working in collaboration with colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of St

Translation tools, air purifiers: face masks go high-tech 2020-10-21 03:49:55From monitoring vital signs to filtering filthy air and even translating speech into other languages, the coronavirus-fuelled boom in mask-wearing has

Singapore's world-first face scan plan sparks privacy fears 2020-10-18 06:16:04Singapore will become the world's first country to use facial verification in its national ID scheme, but privacy advocates are alarmed by what they

UK Space Agency backs medical drone delivery project 2020-10-17 16:24:17A medical drone delivery service founded by trainee doctors that aims to transport coronavirus samples, test kits and protective equipment between hos

Designing approximate computation to save energy 2020-10-16 08:28:08If you think about computation, the words correctness, speed and precision probably come to mind. But the researchers of the OPRECOMP project beg to d

GM to run robot cars in San Francisco 2020-10-16 04:40:58General Motors' Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year.

Creating software that will unlock the power of 2020-10-15 08:12:47Leading research organizations and computer manufacturers in the U.S. are collaborating on the construction of some of the world's fastest supercompu

Wearable technology reveals global heart rate rhythms for 2020-10-14 10:05:52Can measuring well-being increase one's well-being?

Using AI to detect seemingly perfect deep-fake videos 2020-10-14 08:35:10One year ago, Maneesh Agrawala of Stanford helped develop a lip-sync technology that allowed video editors to almost undetectably modify speakers' wo

Developing intelligent cameras that can learn 2020-10-13 15:27:53Intelligent cameras could be one step closer thanks to a research collaboration between the Universities of Bristol and Manchester who have developed

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FogBlock 2020-10-20 07:00:00For glasses wearers, this pandemic has brought to life a whole new struggle: foggy lenses when wearing a mask.

Cleaning Case 2020-10-19 07:00:00Given the current pandemic, we have been going out of our way to take extra safety precautions. From masks to hand sanitizers to washing your hands ev

Keep Food Fresh 2020-10-16 07:00:00The solution to storing food and avoiding large amounts of waste is here. The Mother’s Heart is a device crafted like a dome food covering, desi

HandPrint 2020-10-15 07:00:00Printers are one of the tools that revolutionized the 20th century. They can be found in most households since they are used often. However, the conve

COVID-19 Eradicator? 2020-10-14 07:00:00With the current pandemic, the use of masks is crucial to keep the disease from spreading. People have been opting for reusable masks in order to redu

Unleash Your Inner van Gogh 2020-10-13 07:00:00Do you like drawing but are not very good at it? Well, you're in luck. There is a new device called the Doodlight, a phone-sized laser projector that

Earbuds or Eggbuds? 2020-10-12 07:00:00Sevy has released new wireless earbuds. Shaped like a literal egg, they allow the user to listen to music or watch videos, and can be controlled via v

Fridge To Go 2020-10-09 07:00:00Refrigerators are so crucial to keep food fresh, not to mention to slow down bacterial growth. Unfortunately, many people in developing countries don&

DNA Fix 2020-10-08 07:00:00In this day and age, millions of drugs and treatments have been designed in order to treat different illnesses. However, there are some fatal diseases

Flying Shipping 2020-10-07 07:00:00The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved UPS’ request to start using drones as a means of transportation for shipping. This only cover

Wave to Pay 2020-10-06 07:00:00Amazon is constantly improving their service in order to make customers’ experience as convenient as possible. The company debuted Amazon One, w

Using Noise To Fight Noise 2020-10-05 07:00:00Tired of waking up because of construction work? Tired of hearing traffic from your apartment in the heart of downtown? If yes, then you should keep r

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How Google searches could help predict future Covid-19 2020-10-22 07:10:39Researchers have analysed web searches across the internet to help pinpoint areas where Covid-19 outbreaks are rapidly developing. The post How Googl

Irish start-up Wayflyer raises $10.2m in seed capital 2020-10-22 05:25:13Aidan Corbett and Jack Pierse, graduates of UCC and UCD, will use the funding to scale their e-commerce funding and analytics platform. The post Irish

HSE confirms close-contact alerts bug on iOS Covid 2020-10-22 05:01:16An issue that affected close-contact alerts for some users of the Covid Tracker app on iPhones has been resolved, according to the HSE. The post HSE

How to assess a potential employer’s health and 2020-10-22 05:00:17What health and safety policies do you need to look out for in a new employer in the Covid era? And how can you ask about these in a job interview? Th

Survey: 45pc of remote workers expect hybrid working 2020-10-22 04:34:34As remote working looks set to continue in Ireland, Taxback.com is raising concerns about additional costs for home workers. The post Survey: 45pc of

Facebook Dating rolled out in Europe after Valentine’s 2020-10-22 04:06:36Facebook Dating has now launched in Ireland and across Europe, several months after the DPC cancelled its Valentine’s Day debut. The post Faceb

9 Trinity College Dublin spin-outs and what they’re 2020-10-22 02:00:32Plenty of tech companies have started out in Trinity College Dublin, from a biotech business that was recently sold for €380m to a start-up that

HubSpot’s Katie Burke on building an inclusive hybrid 2020-10-21 11:05:45Katie Burke, HubSpot’s chief people officer, explains why diversity and inclusion efforts shouldn’t neglect remote staff in a hybrid worki

EU says people should be held responsible for 2020-10-21 10:21:42The European Parliament has voted in favour of a number of proposals for regulating AI with regards to ethics, liability and intellectual property. Th

Applications open for Google’s women in computer science 2020-10-21 09:45:53Successful candidates will receive €5,000 each year for the duration of their undergraduate degree, helping prepare them for a career in tech. Th

How a maternity leave break inspired a pivot 2020-10-21 09:00:07Jacqui O'Connor discusses why she chose to enter the field of 3D printing and the wide variety of roles that people can pursue within the sector. The

India to get a free weekend of Netflix 2020-10-21 08:34:38Netflix Q3 earnings have slowed down as predicted after the streaming platform saw a spike in customers for the first half of 2020. The post India to


SpaceX Will Build Starlink-Like Constellation Around Mars, Its 2020-10-22 17:00:16 Marslink It’s no secret that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to build a city on Mars. While the company’s massive Starship could ferry both ca

Sociologist: Fracking is a Mental Health Disaster 2020-10-22 16:13:26 Fracking’s devastating impact on our health, the planet, and its contributions to climate change are extremely well-documented. What’s no

As Japan’s Population Ages, a Rare Brain-Eating Disease 2020-10-22 15:25:55 Over the last 15 years, an extremely rare neurodegenerative disease that eats holes into the human brain has grown increasingly common in Japan. The

SpaceX President: Starship Could Help Pick Up Space 2020-10-22 15:21:05 After being named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine, SpaceX’s president and COO Gwynne Shotwell revealed the

Scientists Discover “Lost” Tectonic Plate With Ominous Name 2020-10-22 15:01:29 A team of scientists discovered an ancient tectonic plate that used to be part of the crust beneath northern Canada. The plate, Resurrection, is a bi

Researchers: Claim of Life Molecules on Venus May 2020-10-22 13:24:47 After last month’s landmark discovery that there’s phosphine gas — a potential sign of life — in the clouds of Venus, a team

Hacker Says He Got Into Trump’s Twitter Account 2020-10-22 12:37:25 Dutch security researcher Victor Gevers claims he has managed to get into president Donald Trump’s Twitter account — by guessing an &ldqu

Researcher: Electric Cars Aren’t the Answer to Climate 2020-10-22 12:24:42 Electric cars are becoming increasingly-feasible replacements for their gas-guzzling cousins, which is a nice sign for the survival of our species. B

Oh No: Boston Dynamics Will Start Selling Arms 2020-10-22 11:53:12 Right to Bear Arms Boston Dynamics is getting ready to start selling a whole lineup of accessories for its robodog extraordinaire called Spot, includ

Watch NASA’s Spacecraft Touch Down on a Tiny 2020-10-22 10:12:22 Touchdown Confirmed NASA has finally released footage from a truly epic moment: the agency’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft touching down on asteroid Be

Videos of GM’s Driverless Cars Show Several Near-Crashes 2020-10-21 15:59:34 Last week, the California DMV Gave General Motors’ Cruise permission to test fully-driverless cars on the streets of San Francisco. But based o

MIT Invents AI to Decipher Ancient Languages 2020-10-21 15:33:09 Lost Languages A team of researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created an AI that is capabl

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