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After enrollment dips, public schools hope for fall rebound

Ashley Pearce's daughter was set to start kindergarten last year in Maryland's Montgomery County school system. But when it became clear that the year would begin online, Pearce found a nearby Catholic school offering in-person instruction and made t.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 16th, 2021

Security flaws found in popular EV chargers

U.K. cybersecurity company Pen Test Partners has identified several vulnerabilities in the APIs of six home electric vehicle charging brands and a large public EV charging network. While the charger manufacturers resolved most of the issues, the find.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 7 min. ago

Nikola cuts delivery outlook for its electric semi trucks

Nikola, the electric truck startup that went public via a SPAC merger, warned Tuesday that supply chain constraints are causing numerous delays forcing it to slash its vehicle delivery projections in half. The company, which is still in pre-productio.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 7 min. ago

How public markets can help address venture capital’s limitations

"Draper Esprit’s model enables it to deploy them right back into new investments, ensuring more of Europe’s best startups can raise funding." British venture capital firm Draper Esprit recently moved its listing from the AIM to the main.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 7 min. ago

Rani Therapeutics’ $73M IPO will fund upcoming clinical trials

Rani Therapeutics, a San Jose-based company developing a pill to replace medical injections, went public on Friday.  According to S-1 filings, shares were estimated to price between $14 and $16 last week. On Friday, shares debuted slightly lower, ar.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 7 min. ago

Facebook Researchers Hope To Bring Together Two Foes: Encryption and Ads

Facebook is bulking up a team of artificial intelligence researchers, including a key hire from Microsoft, to study ways of analyzing encrypted data without decrypting it, the company confirmed to the Information. From the report: The research could.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 39 min. ago

Google Will Abandon Qualcomm and Build Its Own Smartphone Processors This Year

Google announced Monday it will build its own smartphone processor, called Google Tensor, that will power its new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones this fall. From a report: It's another example of a company building its own chips to create what it felt.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

The Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro are coming with a new chip, A.I., and a 4x zoom camera

Google has given us a tantalizing preview of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones, complete with a new custom chip called the Tensor, before a fall launch......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

In selecting space leader, White House opts for policy chops over politics

Vice President Kamala Harris to host first National Space Council meeting this fall. Enlarge / Chirag Parikh, then-Microsoft Azure Space lead at Microsoft Corp., speaks during a discussion at the Satellite 2020 Conference in Washington, DC. (cre.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Sea levels influence eruptions on volcanic island

The rise and fall of sea levels influence the likelihood of volcanic eruptions on the Greek island of Santorini, new research led by Oxford Brookes University has discovered. Analyzing the timings of eruptions over hundreds of thousands of years, the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

UN climate chief: Carbon dioxide savings plans submitted for global summit fall short

A few months before the COP26 global climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, the United Nations climate chief has called on the international community to make more ambitious plans to reduce greenhouse gas emission......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are coming with a new chip, AI, and a 4x zoom camera

Google has given us a tantalizing preview of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones, complete with a new custom chip called the Tensor, before a fall launch......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Sunny-Day Flooding Is About to Become More Than a Nuisance

Sea level rise will soon combine with a host of other environmental factors to produce dozens of floods each fall in US coastal cities......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Indian online insurer PolicyBazaar files for IPO, seeks to raise over $800 million

Indian online insurance aggregator PolicyBazaar has filed for an initial public offering in which it is seeking to raise $809 million, becoming the fourth startup in the past two months from the South Asian market to explore public markets. In papers.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

YouTube Bans Sky News Australia for One Week Over Misinformation

"YouTube has barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for a week, saying it had breached rules on spreading Covid-19 misinformation," writes the BBC. Long-time Slashdot reader Hope Thelps shares their report: YouTube issued a "strike" u.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

In Hawaii, Robot Dogs Join the Police Force

"If you're homeless and looking for temporary shelter in Hawaii's capital, expect a visit from a robotic police dog that will scan your eye to make sure you don't have a fever," reports the Associated Press: That's just one of the ways public safety.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

5 lessons from Duolingo’s bellwether edtech IPO of the year

Duolingo landed onto the public markets this week, rallying excitement and attention for the edtech sector and its founder cohort. The language learning business’ stock price soared when it began to trade, even after the unicorn raised its IPO pric.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Watch the unique Volocopter take first public flight in the U.S.

Volocopter's 18-rotor electric aircraft recently took its first public-crewed test flight in the U.S. as the firm seeks to launch a commercial air taxi service......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Argo AI can now offer the public rides in its autonomous vehicles in California

Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle technology startup backed by Ford and VW, has landed a permit in California that will allow the company to give people free rides in its self-driving vehicles on the state’s public roads. The California Public Ut.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

TuSimple’s self-driving truck network takes shape with Ryder partnership

TuSimple, the self-driving truck company that went public earlier this year, has partnered with Ryder as part of its plan to build out a freight network that will support its autonomous trucking operations. Under the deal announced this week, Ryder&#.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Duolingo Reaches $6.5 Billion Valuation On Day of IPO

On Wednesday, language learning app Duolingo reached a valuation of $6.5 billion after its shares surged nearly 40% in the company's Nasdaq debut. Reuters reports: Duolingo's stock opened at $141.4 per share, blowing past the initial public offering.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021