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Electric Vehicle Charging Investment Approaches the $100-Billion Mark
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Electric Vehicle Charging Investment Approaches the $100-Billion Mark

The amount of money deployed indicates an ability to address systemic industry challenges and opens up access to low-cost capital.

Microsoft Finds macOS Bug That Lets Malware Bypass Security Checks
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Microsoft Finds macOS Bug That Lets Malware Bypass Security Checks

Gatekeeper is a macOS security feature that automatically checks all apps downloaded from the Internet if they are notarized and developer-signed (approved by Apple)...

How Ada Lovelace Used Embroidery to Create the First Computer Program
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How Ada Lovelace Used Embroidery to Create the First Computer Program

The female computing pioneer drew on lessons from her artistic pursuits.

Meek China Response to U.S. Chip Restrictions Raises Eyebrows
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Meek China Response to U.S. Chip Restrictions Raises Eyebrows

Beijing typically "retaliates fully plus 10 percent," but this time it doesn't seem to have many punitive options.

Uber Eats Launches Robot Delivery Service in Miami
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Uber Eats Launches Robot Delivery Service in Miami

Online food ordering and delivery platform Uber Eats has launched a robot food delivery service in Miami via a partnership with robotics firm Cartken.

Gen Z Overwhelmed by 'Tech Shame' at Work
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Gen Z Overwhelmed by 'Tech Shame' at Work

An HP survey of 10,000 office workers worldwide found Generation Z employees are most likely to feel technological frustration at work.

Cyberattacks on Hospitals Thwart India's Push to Digitize Healthcare
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Cyberattacks on Hospitals Thwart India's Push to Digitize Healthcare

Massive cyberattacks targeting hospitals in India have undermined the nation's healthcare digitization initiatives.

Vint Cerf Helped Create the Internet on the Back of an Envelope
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Vint Cerf Helped Create the Internet on the Back of an Envelope

Forty years after the Internet was born, one of its pioneers calls for more critical thinking about how we use it.

Happy Birthday to the Transistor
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Happy Birthday to the Transistor

The final part of a podcast series on the transistor.

Security Researchers Cite Theorem of Infinitely Typing Monkeys
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Security Researchers Cite Theorem of Infinitely Typing Monkeys

An international team of scientists led by Germany's Ruhr-Universität Bochum is developing new techniques to efficiently identify coding errors in embedded systems...

Humans vs. Robots: The Battle Reaches a 'Turning Point'
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Humans vs. Robots: The Battle Reaches a 'Turning Point'

Warehouse robots increasingly are able to grasp and sort objects of various shapes and sizes with the dexterity of human hands.

Noisy Flashing Drone Could Stop Bats Crashing into Wind Turbines
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Noisy Flashing Drone Could Stop Bats Crashing into Wind Turbines

Yuval Werber and colleagues at Israel's University of Haifa invented a drone that makes noise and flashes lights to prevent bats from colliding with turbine blades...

Digital Eternity Is Just Around the Corner
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Digital Eternity Is Just Around the Corner

These past few years have been visceral reminders of our mortality. But new technologies can offer a way for us and our loved ones to live on.

Chinese Scientists Make 'Impossible' AI Breakthrough in Drug Research
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Chinese Scientists Make 'Impossible' AI Breakthrough in Drug Research

The team says its machine learning model can accurately predict the complex molecular changes that determine a drug's effectiveness.

China Bans AI-Generated Media Without Watermarks
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China Bans AI-Generated Media Without Watermarks

New regulations from China's Cyberspace Administration that go into effect Jan. 10, 2023, ban the creation of media using artificial intelligence without watermarks...

Researchers Develop Framework for Multiancestry Genomic Studies
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Researchers Develop Framework for Multiancestry Genomic Studies

A multi-institutional team of researchers has devised a framework for analyzing multiancestry genomic studies across multiple biobanks.

New Attack Method to Bypass Popular Web Application Firewalls
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New Attack Method to Bypass Popular Web Application Firewalls

Researchers devised a method that could be used by attackers to access sensitive business and customer information by bypassing Web application firewalls to infiltrate...

Researchers Propose Methods for Automatic Detection of Doxing
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Researchers Propose Methods for Automatic Detection of Doxing

Pennsylvania State University researchers have developed an automated technique that uses machine learning to identify doxing on social media.

Blockchain Fails to Gain Traction in the Enterprise
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Blockchain Fails to Gain Traction in the Enterprise

Maersk and IBM last month shut down their global platform that was supposed to bring blockchain to the shipping industry. Other big bets are moving slowly.

FBI Cybersecurity Program for Critical Infrastructure Hacked
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FBI Cybersecurity Program for Critical Infrastructure Hacked

A database with contact information for elite cybersecurity professionals is now being sold on the dark web to the highest bidder.
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