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80% of the 22 million comments on net neutrality rollback were fake, investigation finds

Of the 22 million comments submitted to the FCC regarding 2017’s controversial rollback of net neutrality, some 18 million were fake, an investigation by the New York Attorney General’s office has found. The broadband industry funded the.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchMay 6th, 2021

5G smartphone shipments to outpace 4G ones in 2022, says Canalys

Worldwide shipments of 5G smartphones will reach 610 million units in 2021, accounting for around 43% of total smartphones to be shipped, according to Canalys. The proportion will arrive at 52% in 2022, said the research firm......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News14 hr. 28 min. ago

The US Navy"s Plans for a Railgun Are Finally Dead

Anyone who's played Quake remembers the railgun weapon. The U.S. Navy spent $500 million trying to build a real one, according to Popular Mechanics, "using electricity and magnetism instead of gunpowder and chemical energy to accelerate a projectile.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

Will Data Centers Exacerbate Our Droughts?

A data center can easily use up to 1.25 million gallons of water each day — and "More data centers are being built every day by some of America's largest technology companies," reports NBC News, "including Amazon, Microsoft and Google and used.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Ingenious new search and rescue drone finds people by listening for screams

Rather than relying on expensive and unreliable thermal cameras, this new search and rescue drone uses an array of microphones to zero in on cries for help......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

Ageing Process is Unstoppable, Finds Unprecedented Study

Immortality and everlasting youth are the stuff of myths, according to new research which may finally end the eternal debate about whether we can live for ever. From a report: Backed by governments, business, academics and investors in an industry wo.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

80% of Orgs That Paid the Ransom Were Hit Again, Report Finds

Boston-headquartered security firm Cybereason's study has found that the majority of organizations that chose to pay ransom demands in the past were not immune to subsequent ransomware attacks, often by the same threat actors. From a report: In fact,.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

The 27.5-million-year cycle of geological activity

Geologic activity on Earth appears to follow a 27.5-million-year cycle, giving the planet a 'pulse,' according to a new study published in the journal Geoscience Frontiers......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Google"s Adtech Business Set To Face Formal EU Probe By Year-End

Alphabet unit Google could face its biggest regulatory threat, with EU antitrust regulators set to open a formal investigation into its lucrative digital advertising business before the end of the year, said people familiar with the matter. From a re.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Meiko set to triple automotive PCB capacity in 2022

Japan-based PCB maker Meiko Electronics has announced plans to make total investments of JPY50 billion (US$453.72 million) in 2021-2024 fiscal years, with the focus placed on expanding capacity for automotive PCB to meet robust demand for ADAS and el.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

After 9 years and $10M, Georgia spaceport nears FAA approval

After nine years of planning and $10 million invested by local taxpayers, county officials in Georgia's coastal southeast corner came a big step closer Thursday to winning federal approval of a project engineered to literally inject the local economy.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Amazon joins Apple, Google by reducing its app store cut

Developers with revenues under $1 million are getting a new deal. Enlarge / The Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet, which runs Amazon's Fire OS. (credit: Amazon) Apparently following the lead of Apple and Google, Amazon has announced that it will take a.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Newly discovered Vigilante malware outs software pirates and blocks them

Most malware tries to steal stuff. Vigilante, by contrast, takes aim at piracy. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) A researcher has uncovered one of the more unusual finds in the annals of malware: booby-trapped files that rat out downloaders and.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Report Finds Phone Network Encryption Was Deliberately Weakened

A weakness in the algorithm used to encrypt cellphone data in the 1990s and 2000s allowed hackers to spy on some internet traffic, according to a new research paper. Motherboard: The paper has sent shockwaves through the encryption community because.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Hackers Are Selling Data Stolen From Audi and Volkswagen

On Friday, Volkswagen disclosed a data breach that it said affected 3.3 million customers and interested buyers. On Monday, hackers put the data stolen from the car maker on sale on a notorious hacking forum. From a report: In the sales listing revie.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Blade, the Uber for Helicopters and Chartered Jets, Had a Fake Spokesperson for Three Years

For three years until his departure this January, Simon McLaren served as the director of communications for Blade, the urban aviation startup that went public earlier this year at a valuation of more than $800 million. His work in that time was larg.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Study finds potentially druggable process of SARS-CoV-2 replication

Of all the proteins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the pathogen that causes COVID-19), the spike protein is the one that gets the most attention. This attention is well-deserved—the spike protein is essential for latching on to cells and infecting a host.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

PCB makers Apex, Chin-Poon to expand capacity in Thailand

Taiwan-based PCB maker Apex International, with main manufacturing operations in Thailand, plans to invest NT$3.74 billion (US$135.1 million) to build new production lines at its factory site in the Southeast Asian country this year, according to ind.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

China smartphone shipments decline in May

Sales of smartphones in the China market remained lackluster in May, with related shipments declining 31% from a year earlier to 22.6 million units in the month, according to data from the China Academy of Information and Technology (CAICT)......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

The Global Chip Shortage is Creating a New Problem: More Fake Components

Industry analysts believe that the global chip shortage is creating the perfect environment for counterfeit semiconductors to enter the market. From a report: With demand looking unlikely to calm down, analyst firm Gartner estimates that the semicond.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Amazon takes down another popular tech accessory company, following Aukey, Mpow

A month after removing two popular tech accessory brands because of their involvement in fake review schemes, Amazon has done the same to RAVPower......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021