Technology

Silicon Allee: Germany’s Tech Hub for Electric Cars, Scooters, and Bikes

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. BERLIN–Where the US is moving methodically toward offering more electric vehicles, Germany is racing ahead on e-mobility: electrified cars, motorcycles, scooters, bicycles, buses, and the infrastructure to make charging as close as the nearest lamp post. It makes sense to look beyond electric cars-only in densely populated Europe with narrow streets and limited parking. Unlike North America, with currently abundant fossil fuels, Europe depends on outsiders for much of its energy. Here are some intriguing ...

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KRACK Attacks Defeat Wi-Fi Security on Most Devices

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Conventional wisdom has long held that locking down your router with WPA2 encryption protocol would protect your data from snooping. That was true for a long time, but maybe not for much longer. A massive security disclosure details vulnerabilities in WPA2 that could let an attacker intercept all your precious data, and virtually every device with Wi-Fi is affected. The vulnerability has been dubbed a Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK) by discoverers Mathy Vanhoef and Frank ...

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ET Deals: Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence Introductory Bundle for $39

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Today, the folks over at SkillWise are offering up a four-course bundle focused on using Python for AI and deep learning. If you’ve ever considered dipping your toe into this burgeoning field, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of this $ 400+ discount! • Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence Introductory Bundle for $ 39 (List price: $ 480 — Coupon code: BUNDLE50) Buy today’s bundle, and you’ll get these courses: • Deep Learning Prerequisites: Linear ...

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OnePlus Responds to Angry Users, Will Limit Phone Data Collection

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last week, the phone manufacturer OnePlus was caught collecting an extensive amount of data on its Android smartphones. The company has now said that it will cease these practices in response to user feedback, and that future users will be explicitly presented with the option to opt out when they first activate a device. The initial investigation into OnePlus’ behavior began earlier this year, when software engineer Christopher Moore was completing the 2016 SANS Holiday ...

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This Raspberry Pi Laptop Lets You Peek Inside to See the Components

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Raspberry Pi has been popular with hobbyists and enthusiasts ever since the first iteration was introduced in 2012. Back then, the CPU was an ARM11 single-core chip running at 700MHz. Today, the Raspberry Pi 3 offers a quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU running at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, and a higher-clocked variant of the original GPU. While that’s still pretty lightweight compared to modern phones, we’ve seen some efforts to build a Raspberry Pi hardware platform. ...

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Sony’s Sci-Fi ‘Touch’ Projector Debuts in the US for $1,700

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Sony has a history of failing to launch some of its smartphones in the US market, but it’s bringing a new Android-powered device to US-based consumers. It’s just not a phone. Sony’s latest product is the Xperia Touch, a portable projector with touch detection. You can jot down notes, play games, and watch video via the projector, but it’ll cost you. Sony has priced this sci-fi device at an astronomical $ 1,700. The Xperia Touch ...

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NASA Satellite Records Big Increase in Carbon Dioxide

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) is tasked with scanning the globe to track greenhouse gas emissions, and it recently delivered some troubling news. A dramatic spike in carbon dioxide was detected, and it could be a sign that tropical forest regions are not able to keep absorbing such a large volume of carbon from the atmosphere. The OCO-2 is one of several carbon-tracking satellites managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in California. NASA researcher ...

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Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Erupt Sooner Than Expected

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Yellowstone National Park is currently a placid and majestic landscape, but lurking beneath the surface is a supervolcano that wreaks widespread havoc whenever it awakens. Scientists have long expected it would take centuries for Yellowstone to transition to an active volcano again, but now they’re cutting that timeline down to as little as a few decades. The Yellowstone Caldera has erupted three times over the last 2.1 million years. It would have been a perilous ...

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Self-Driving Cars Face an Unexpected Problem: Fuel Economy

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For years, companies like Google and Tesla have made big promises about the future of self-driving cars. We’re told these vehicles will deliver significant advantages in safety and economy, with some even predicting the death of the personally owned vehicle as fleets of taxis will show up outside your door, whisk you to work, and come back. One bit of data that hasn’t really been talked about much is how much electricity is required to ...

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ET Deals: Python Network Programming Bundle for $24

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If you’re looking to brush up on your Python knowledge, today’s deal is an outstanding value. For a limited time, you can save a massive 97% off three online Python courses you buy them bundled together from SkillWise. • Python Network Programming Bundle for $ 24 (List price: $ 697) With your purchase, you’ll get these three courses: • Python Network Programming: Build 7 Python Apps (List price: $ 299)• Python Network Programming: Multivendor Environment ...

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