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YouTube Content Creator Credentials Are Under Siege by YTStealer Malware
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YouTube Content Creator Credentials Are Under Siege by YTStealer Malware

A researcher at security firm Intezer identified a new malware that can steal YouTube content creators' authentication credentials.

Headline Tricks Make People Share News Stories on Facebook
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Headline Tricks Make People Share News Stories on Facebook

Usual punctuation in headlines can make people more likely to share news stories on Facebook, although asking questions is less likely to encourage engagement. ...

Quantum Sensor Can Detect Electromagnetic Signals of Any Frequency
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Quantum Sensor Can Detect Electromagnetic Signals of Any Frequency

MIT engineers expand the capabilities of these ultrasensitive nanoscale detectors, with potential uses for biological sensing and quantum computing.

The Self-Driving Big Rigs That You'll See on the Highway Soon
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The Self-Driving Big Rigs That You'll See on the Highway Soon

Aurora, Waymo, TuSimple and Torc are among the leaders in an industry that could pass self-driving cars.

Chip Shortage? Some Industries Now Have Too Many
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Chip Shortage? Some Industries Now Have Too Many

Demand is cooling for chips used in PCs and smartphones.

Quantum Algorithms Conquer a New Kind of Problem
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Quantum Algorithms Conquer a New Kind of Problem

Computer scientists have found a new type of problem that quantum computers can solve dramatically faster than their classical counterparts.

Europe's Blockchain: A Solution Struggling to Find a Problem
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Europe's Blockchain: A Solution Struggling to Find a Problem

Decentralizing the chain of trust to a blockchain–also known as a distributed ledger–causes additional privacy and security issues.  

Smart Textiles Sense How Their Users Are Moving
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Smart Textiles Sense How Their Users Are Moving

Researchers have fabricated smart textiles that can sense their wearer's posture and motions.

How Daycare Apps Can Spy on Parents, Children
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How Daycare Apps Can Spy on Parents, Children

German researchers uncovered serious security flaws in 42 European and U.S. daycare applications.

Apple to Add 'Lockdown' Safeguard on iPhones, iPads, Macs
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Apple to Add 'Lockdown' Safeguard on iPhones, iPads, Macs

Apple has announced the forthcoming rollout of a "lockdown" option for iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers, in order to shield them from spyware.

Computer Component Could Use as Little Energy as Physically Possible
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Computer Component Could Use as Little Energy as Physically Possible

Researchers built a nanomechanical logic gate that uses vibrations for information processing rather than electrons.

AI-Enhanced System to Track Players for Offside Calls at 2022 World Cup
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AI-Enhanced System to Track Players for Offside Calls at 2022 World Cup

The Federation Internationale de Football Association will use a semi-automated AI system to help referees make offside calls during the 2022 World Cup.

Even in Death, Internet Explorer Lives On in South Korea
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Even in Death, Internet Explorer Lives On in South Korea

Why a country known for blazing broadband and innovative devices remains tethered to a browser that most of the world abandoned long ago.

Will These Algorithms Save You From Quantum Threats?
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Will These Algorithms Save You From Quantum Threats?

Quantum-proof encryption is here—decades before it can be put to the test.

FCC Lets Starlink Offer Internet Service in Moving Vehicles
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FCC Lets Starlink Offer Internet Service in Moving Vehicles

"These services, never before available, promise the potential for expanding reach to remote and rural areas and facilitating higher quality broadband services...

ML Algorithms Help Healthcare Staff Diagnose Alcohol-Associated Hepatitis, Acute Cholangitis
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ML Algorithms Help Healthcare Staff Diagnose Alcohol-Associated Hepatitis, Acute Cholangitis

A study found that machine learning algorithms can help healthcare providers distinguish between acute cholangitis and alcohol-associated hepatitis.

The Next Frontier for Drones: Letting Them Fly Out of Sight
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The Next Frontier for Drones: Letting Them Fly Out of Sight

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is preparing to relax some safety requirements for commercial drone applications.

Quantum Computer Cools Itself by Performing Calculations
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Quantum Computer Cools Itself by Performing Calculations

A small diamond-based quantum computer performs a sequence of mathematical operations to cool itself.

Braking Mid-Air to Prioritize Safety Over Energy or Speed
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Braking Mid-Air to Prioritize Safety Over Energy or Speed

Researchers used computer simulations and motion capture to simulate how birds optimize their landing maneuvers.

Memory-Chip Prices Fall From Pandemic Highs
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Memory-Chip Prices Fall From Pandemic Highs

Prices have come down to levels that suggest the demand boom is likely over.
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