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New report suggests Texas’ grid was 5 minutes from catastrophic failure

It comes with a long list of recommendations for avoiding a repeat. Enlarge / HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 18, 2021: Dialina Ganzo, 29, rests on a bed while taking shelter at a Gallery Furniture store that opened its door and transformed into a warmin.....»»

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Android to take an “upstream first” development model for the Linux kernel

Google stops by the Linux Plumbers Conference for an Android update. How Linux gets to a phone: the Linux LTS kernel gets forked by Google for the Android Common Kernel, then that gets forked.....»»

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Exchange/Outlook autodiscover bug exposed 100,000+ email passwords

A flaw in the Autodiscover protocol can expose email passwords to third parties. Enlarge / If you own the right domain, you can intercept hundreds of thousands of innocent third parties' email credentials, just by operating a standard webserver......»»

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Facebook paid FTC $4.9B more than required to shield Zuckerberg, lawsuit alleges

Shareholders say the overpayment was an "express quid pro quo." Enlarge / Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 10, 2018.....»»

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CDC advisors OK boosters for 65+, those with health risks—not occupational risks

Pfizer boosters OKed for 65+, long-term care residents, those with medical conditions. Enlarge / Signage outside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. (credit: Bloomb.....»»

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Elizabeth Holmes “was in charge” at Theranos, Mattis tells court

"I thought all along that we were doing it on Theranos' gear," Mattis said. Elizabeth Holmes speaking at the Fortune Global Forum in 2015, around the time Theranos was under increasing pressure to deliver results from its ill-fated Edison testin.....»»

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23,000-year-old footprints suggest people reached the Americas early

People may have walked along the shore of a lake in New Mexico 23,000 years ago. Footprints left behind in layers of clay and silt at New Mexico’s White Sands National Park may be between 23,000 and 21,000 years old. That’s based on radioca.....»»

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Windows 11 setup warns that you aren’t “entitled” to updates on unsupported PCs

It's going to be at least mildly irritating to upgrade an unsupported system. Enlarge / Microsoft will allow Windows 11 installs on some unsupported systems, but it really would prefer you not. (credit: The Verge) Officially, running Windows 1.....»»

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Engineers figured out how to cook 3D-printed chicken with lasers

Setup can't synthesize complete meals like the Star Trek replicator, but it's a start Creative Machines Lab at Columbia Engineering has developed a system of software-controlled lasers to cook food with precision, retain moisture with the.....»»

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European Union announces plans to require all mobile devices to use USB-C

Devices using only wireless charging would be exempt from the mandate. Enlarge / iPads with USB-C ports. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) The European Commission has announced its intent to enact legislation that would mandate all consumer electron.....»»

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Diablo II: Resurrected impressions: Maybe not the best time to bring back evil

Online problems, corporate issues can't be ignored, despite remake's serious quality. Since this review starts with a heavy-handed intro, this gallery focuses on the remastered CGI cutscenes in.....»»

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Semiconductor firms can’t find enough workers, worsening chip shortage

Material costs are rising too, and the shortage will continue into 2022. Enlarge / Don't expect cheaper chips anytime soon. (credit: Tommy/Getty Images) The semiconductor chip shortage that has so vexed the auto industry looks set to continue.....»»

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Elizabeth Holmes “was in charge” of Theranos, Mattis tells court

“I thought all along that we were doing it on Theranos’ gear,” Mattis said. Elizabeth Holmes speaking at the Fortune Global Forum in 2015, around the time Theranos was under increasing pressure to deliver results from its ill-fated Edison.....»»

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Engineers figured out how to cook 3D printed chicken with lasers

Setup can't synthesize complete meals like the Star Trek Replicator, but it's a start Creative Machines Lab at Columbia Engineering have developed a system of software-controlled lasers to cook food with precision, retain moisture with the.....»»

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Here’s how Lotus is going to build lightweight electric sports cars

A company renowned for adding lightness is applying that approach to electrification. Lotus Cars is developing a lightweight electric vehicle architecture for sports cars. It uses a die-cast re.....»»

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Following expert advice, FDA authorizes boosters for people 65+, high risk

Advisors for the CDC will meet Thursday to set guidance on use of boosters. Enlarge / The Food and Drug Administration headquarters in White Oak, Maryland. (credit: Getty | Congressional Quarterly) The US Food and Drug Administration late Wedn.....»»

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New genomic analysis sorts out when Polynesians reached which islands

Figuring out people's movement across the Pacific is not a simple thing. Enlarge / The Island of Rarotonga, which the new study suggests was settled around 830 CE by people arriving from the vicinity of Samoa. (credit: Matthew Williams-Ellis / G.....»»

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Idaho COVID crisis: Hospitals overflowing with sicker, younger patients

"These people didn't need to die now, and they didn't need to die like this." Enlarge / A coronavirus preparedness tent setup outside a hospital emergency room entrance at Gritman Medical Center in the northern Idaho city of Moscow in March 2020.....»»

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Security audit raises severe warnings on Chinese smartphone models

The audit red-flagged Xiaomi and Huawei phones but gave OnePlus a pass. Enlarge / Be sure you know what you're getting into before buying and using unfamiliarly branded smartphones—especially international models not originally intended for yo.....»»

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Apple rolls major Safari redesign out to Macs ahead of Monterey release

There are some big changes, but you can roll back many of them. Enlarge / Safari's new look (and some light fixtures?) (credit: Apple) This week, Apple released Safari 15 for macOS Big Sur and Catalina. Among other things, the new update inclu.....»»

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