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U.S. traffic deaths skyrocket after coronavirus lockdowns expire

In total, 11,260 people died on U.S. roads in the third quarter of 2020, up from 9,953 in the same three-month period in 2019, according to preliminary data released by NHTSA. While fewer people drove, those who did took more risks and had more fatal.....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsJan 14th, 2021

World migration down 30 percent due to pandemic: UN

The coronavirus pandemic has slowed global migration by nearly 30 percent, with around two million fewer people than predicted migrating between 2019 and 2020, according to a UN report released on Friday......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News6 hr. 24 min. ago

Hackers alter stolen regulatory data to sow mistrust in COVID-19 vaccine

Post titled “Astonishing fraud! Evil Pfffizer! Fake vaccines!” found on the dark Web. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Last month, the makers of one of the most promising coronavirus vaccines reported that hackers stole confidential document.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News18 hr. 25 min. ago

Apple is extending Apple TV+ trials again

If you’ve got an Apple TV+ trial that’s set to expire sometime between now and June, good news: you’re getting some free bonus time. Apple TV+ first launched in November of 2019, alongside a one-year free trial for anyone buying a n.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News19 hr. 25 min. ago

The moped-sharing startup with thousands of EVs and hundreds of collisions

Revel’s New York expansion was marred by the deaths of three riders this summer. Never mind that many more died during the same time in motor vehicles collisions in the city. Revel was still fairly new, so the mishaps of its customers got a lot of.....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News19 hr. 25 min. ago

CES 2021: Consumer Electronics Makers Pivot to Everything Covid

Facemasks with built-in earphones and loudspeakers, desktop UV phone disinfectors, and a host of portable air purifiers are among the gadgets launching in the age of Covid It’s been ten months since the coronavirus pandemic changed everything.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

As home sales skyrocket and IPO looms, Diane Yu joins fintech Better.com as CTO

The pandemic might have wiped out whole swaths of the economy, but one area that is pulsating with activity is home sales. Driven by remote work and changing commute patterns, home sales skyrocketed last year, with the National Association of Realtor.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

The moped sharing startup with thousands of EVs and hundreds of collisions

Revel’s New York expansion was marred by the deaths of three riders this summer. Never mind that many more died during the same time in motor vehicles collisions in the city. Revel was still fairly new, so the mishaps of its customers got a lot of.....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

The NSA warns enterprises to beware of third-party DNS resolvers

Yes, plaintext DNS is insane, but encrypting it has its own tradeoffs. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) DNS over HTTPS is a new protocol that protects domain-lookup traffic from eavesdropping and manipulation by malicious parties. Rather than an.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

A security researcher commandeered a country’s expired top-level domain to save it from hackers

In mid-October, a little-known but critically important domain name for one country’s internet space began to expire. The domain — scpt-network.com — was one of two nameservers for the .cd country code top-level domain, assigned to the Demo.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Mich. supplier showcases technologies to fight distraction, virus

GHSP says its ultraviolet-light units help prevent coronavirus transmission in vehicles and its controllers help keep drivers' eyes on the road......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Despite COVID-19 lockdowns, American roads are getting much deadlier

Empty roads mean more speeding, more crashing, and more dying. Enlarge / The three months between July and September 2020 saw a massive rise in road deaths in the United States. (credit: Getty Images) American roads became significantly deadl.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

These are the best cheap wireless keyboard deals for December 2020

Coronavirus got you working off of a laptop from home? A wireless keyboard might make it more bearable......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

U.S. exempts self-driving vehicles from some crash standards

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the new rules would exempt from certain crash standards automated vehicles that are designed to carry only goods, not people......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

First lockdown"s effect on air pollution was overstated, our study reveals

The pandemic caused governments around the world to introduce lockdowns in early 2020, temporarily closing workplaces and emptying roads and public spaces. As economic activity slowed, so did emissions of air pollutants. Almost a year later, the effe.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Subaru to cut U.S. and Japan output, citing chip shortage

Global automakers have been hit by a scramble for semiconductors as demand rebounds from the coronavirus crisis......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

US Asks Tesla To Recall 158,000 Vehicles For Touchscreen Failures

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Wednesday asked Tesla to recall 158,000 Model S and Model X vehicles over media control unit (MCU) failures that could pose safety risks b.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Feds ask Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over failing touchscreen displays

U.S. safety regulators have asked Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over media control unit failures that cause the touchscreen displays to stop working, following a months-long investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Feds asks Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over failing touchscreen displays

U.S. safety regulators have asked Tesla to recall 158,000 vehicles over media control unit failures that cause the touchscreen displays to stop working, following a months-long investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

U.S. traffic deaths skyrocket after coronavirus lockdowns expire

In total, 11,260 people died on U.S. roads in the third quarter of 2020, up from 9,953 in the same three-month period in 2019, according to preliminary data released by NHTSA. While fewer people drove, those who did took more risks and had more fatal.....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Disappointing Chinese Vaccine Results Pose Setback for Developing World

Scientists in Brazil have downgraded the efficacy of a Chinese coronavirus vaccine that they hailed as a major triumph last week, diminishing hopes for a shot that could be quickly produced and easily distributed to help the developing world. From a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021