Swedish Carbon-Fiber Battery Could Revolutionize Car Design

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Tesla is known to be working on designing new battery modules that also work as structural elements, but the California automaker is fashioning those structural modules out of traditional cylindrical cells. There's a more elegant approach to the idea, though, and a group at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden led by professor Leif Asp has just made a bit of a breakthrough in that regard, making each component of the battery out of ma...
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Leaked Memo Reveals Concerning New Brain Disease In Canada

hackingbear shares a report from The Guardian: Residents [in the Canadian province of New Brunswick] first learned of the investigation last week after a leaked memo from the province's public health agency asked physicians to be on the lookout for (neurological) symptoms similar to Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). For more than a year public health officials have been tracking a "cluster" of 43 cases of suspected neurological disease in the province with no known cause. Despite the initial simi...
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Ingraham: Corporations who speak out against Georgia law should be treated as 'enemy of fair elections'

Democrats and big corporations like Delta Airlines, Coca-Cola and Apple aligning with China and against Americans, Laura Ingraham warned...
Tags: Apple, China, Georgia, Laura Ingraham, Ingraham, Delta Airlines Coca Cola

Why Performers Make Great Product Managers: Kunal Shah on Building Empathy..and more.

Why Performers Make Great Product Managers: Kunal Shah shares how he hacked his way into building an empathy-led team. The Ashish Sinha podcast brings you byte-sized powerful actionable insights from business and product leaders less than 5 minutes. Catch The Ashish Sinha show on your fav podcast app: Spotify | Google | Anchor ..and everywhere. The post Why Performers Make Great Product Managers: Kunal Shah on Building Empathy..and more. appeared first on nextbigwhat.
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Coinbase Sets Direct Listing For April 14

Coinbase, the largest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, said it's planning to make its trading debut on April 14. Bloomberg reports: The company's registration statement for the listing has been declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Coinbase said Thursday in a statement confirming a Bloomberg News report. The direct listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market had earlier been pushed back from March, Bloomberg previously reported. As with other direct listings, a reference price t...
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Feds Say Man Broke Into Public Water System and Shut Down Safety Processes

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Federal prosecutors have indicted a Kansas man for allegedly logging into a computer system at a public water system and tampering with the process for cleaning and disinfecting customers' drinking water. An indictment filed in US District Court for the District of Kansas said Wyatt A. Travnichek, 22, of Ellsworth County, Kansas, was an employee from January 2018 to January 2019 at the Ellsworth County Rural Water District No. 1. Also known ...
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Swiss Robots Use UV Light To Zap Viruses Aboard Passenger Planes

A robot armed with virus-killing ultraviolet light is being tested on Swiss airplanes, yet another idea aiming to restore passenger confidence and spare the travel industry more pandemic pain. Reuters reports: UVeya, a Swiss start-up, is conducting the trials of the robots with Dubai-based airport services company Dnata inside Embraer jets from Helvetic Airways, a charter airline owned by Swiss billionaire Martin Ebner. Aircraft makers still must certify the devices and are studying the impact t...
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Advances in open source CAD software, new open source project aims to bring Linux to Apple, and more

In this edition of our open source news roundup, IBM's Call for Code aims to solve climate change, the Linux Foundation launches a new signing service, and more
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United States: Caltech Files Original Complaint Against Microsoft, Amended Complaints Against Dell, HP - RPX Corporation

Late last week, Caltech filed three new complaints in the litigation campaign that resulted in an infringement verdict awarding $1.1B in damages—$837.8M against Apple and $270.2M against Broadcom—in January 2020.
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Supreme Court Lets FCC Relax Limits On Media Ownership

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Thursday that the Federal Communications Commission could relax rules limiting the number of newspapers, radio stations and television stations that a single entity may own in a given market. The decision is likely to prompt further consolidation among broadcast outlets, some of which say they need more freedom to address competition from internet and cable companies. Critics fear that media conso...
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‘The Offer’: ‘Rocketman’ Dexter Fletcher to Direct Episodes of Paramount+ ‘Godfather’ Series

Dexter Fletcher continues to be a sturdy, reliable, go-to filmmaker for medium-profile projects. New streamer Paramount+ has made the Rocketman filmmaker an offer he couldn’t refuse: he will direct the first batch of episodes of The Offer, the new limited series which will recapture the behind-the-scenes drama about the making of The Godfather. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Fletcher has become the first The Offer director. He’ll also serve as an executive producer. It’s unclear h...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, Drama, Los Angeles, Elton John, Bryan Singer, Sherlock Holmes, Armie Hammer, Paramount, True Story, Eagle, Godfather, Hogan

Leaks Hint That Google Has New Pixel Buds and a Nest Security Cam In Store

The pandemic has thrown gadget release schedules all out of wack, so while we wait for new devices to officially be announced, leaks today suggest Google’s next two products could be a new Nest security cam and updated Pixel Buds. Read more...
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Amtrak Unveils Vision of Expanded Rail Map Under Biden's Infrastructure Plan

Amtrak released a proposed map Wednesday of an expanded U.S. rail system that could be built with funding from President Biden's infrastructure plan. Axios reports: The expanded rail system -- funded with the $80 billion Biden's infrastructure plan allocates to rail specifically -- would "create jobs, improve the quality of life, reduce carbon emissions and generate economic growth," Amtrak said in a statement. The envisioned train network would create up to 30+ new routes in 15 more states, con...
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TSMC Cancels Chip Price Cuts, Promises $100 Billion Investment Surge

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is asking clients to accept higher prices as it ramps up investment to deal with a "structural and fundamental increase" in chip demand. Nikkei Asia reports: C.C. Wei, TSMC's CEO, told clients in a letter seen by Nikkei Asia that the world's biggest contract chipmaker plans to invest $100 billion over the three years through 2023 in advanced semiconductor technologies, according to the letter. TSMC this year announced record high capital expenditure ...
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Tech in Mexico: A confluence of Latin America, the US and Asia

Kevin Xu Contributor Share on Twitter Kevin Xu is an early-stage investor and founder of Interconnected, a bilingual newsletter covering tech, business and U.S.-Asia relations. Mexico has been known as an up-and-coming tech hub and a gateway to the Latin American market. As an investor focused on developer-centered products, open-source startups and infrastructure technology companies with a particular interest in emerging mar...
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Daily Crunch: Tiger Global raises one of the biggest venture funds ever

Tiger Global closes a $6.65 billion fund, Facebook gives users more tools to encourage COVID vaccination and iPhone app spending continues to grow. This is your Daily Crunch for April 1, 2021. The big story: Tiger Global raises one of the biggest venture funds ever Investment giant Tiger Global had already announced that it was raising $3.75 billion for its thirteenth venture fund, but a new SEC filing showed that it ended up raising much more than that — $6.65 billion. Perhaps that’s no surpr...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, UK, US, Tech, Venture Capital, SEC, Tiger Global, Cma, Ilm, Giphy, Ggv Capital, Tung, Hans Tung, Kaltura

Microsoft outage knocks sites and services offline

Microsoft is experiencing a major outage. Besides its homepage, Microsoft services are down, log-in pages aren’t loading, and even the company’s status pages were down. Worse, Microsoft’s cloud service Azure appeared to also be offline, causing outages to any sites and services that rely on it. We are aware of an issue affecting the Azure Portal and Azure services, please visit our alternate Status Page here for more information and updates. — Azure Support (@AzureSu...
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Apple Now Rejecting App Updates That Defy iOS 14.5 App Tracking Transparency Rules

Apple has begun rejecting app updates that do not comply with the App Tracking Transparency rules that the company is enforcing starting with iOS 14.5, according to a new report from Forbes. Apps must ask for permission to access the advertising identifier or IDFA of a user's iPhone in order to track them across apps for ad targeting purposes, a rule that apps will need to comply with when iOS 14.5 launches. The rule also prevents apps from using other workaround methods for tracking users, w...
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How is edtech spending its extra capital?

Edtech unicorns have boatloads of cash to spend following the capital boost to the sector in 2020. As a result, edtech M&A activity has continued to swell. The idea of a well-capitalized startup buying competitors to complement its core business is nothing new, but exits in this sector are notable because the money used to buy startups can be seen as an effect of the pandemic’s impact on remote education. In the past week, the consolidation environment is making a clear statement. ...
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Chinese Smartphone Titan Xiaomi Entering the EV Race

Xiaomi, a Chinese smartphone colossus, has announced they are building their own branded electric vehicles (EVs), just like Apple, Huawei, Sony, and Foxconn. If you’re prepared to lose money, starting a car company is easy. Just ask Tesla. Xiaomi has plenty, enough to sink $10 billion into the venture over the next 10 years. Xiaomi, the […] The post Chinese Smartphone Titan Xiaomi Entering the EV Race appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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31 Father's Day gifts for dads who love to travel, from custom luggage tags to a Disney Plus subscription for in-flight entertainment

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Instagram/@staycourant If the father figure in your life loves to travel or needs to for work, traditional Father's Day gifts like a classic tie or a set of cufflinks may not be the best option. Instead, try a more thoughtful approach with a gift he'll be able to use when he's flying off to a business meeting or on a road trip for fun.Even if he doesn't have travel plans right now, with v...
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How to transfer photos from your iPhone to a Mac or PC

There's a few different ways to upload all your iPhone photos to your computer. Carles Navarro Parcerisas/Getty Images You can transfer photos from your iPhone to a computer with a USB cord, iCloud, or AirDrop. When you transfer photos from iPhone to computer, it can help clear storage and protect your data. If you're using a USB cable to import photos, the process is slightly different on Mac and PC. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you have an iPh...
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Compass CEO hails IPO as a fundraising event amid ‘challenging’ market

While several tech companies are opting to delay their IPOs in the face of less-than-enthusiastic market demand for their shares, real estate tech company Compass forged ahead and went public today. After pricing its shares at $18 apiece last night, the low end of a lowered IPO price range, Compass shares closed the day up just under 12% at $20.15 apiece. TechCrunch caught up with Compass CEO and founder Robert Reffkin to chat about his company’s debut in the market’s suddenly choppy waters for ...
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Best cheap laptop deals for April 2021

Whether you need a new laptop for school or work, we put together a list of the best laptop deals right now.
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Wall Street closes higher, pushing S&P 500 past 4,000 points

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA Wall Street kicked April off with a milestone Thursday, as a tech company rally helped drive the S&P 500 past the 4,000 mark for the first time. The benchmark index finished 1.2% higher a day after closing out the first three months of the year with its fourth straight quarterly gain. Microsoft, Apple, Facebook and Google’s parent company were among the winners, along with smaller companies, which stand to benefit from a quickly growing economy. Health care, ho...
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Coinbase to direct list on April 14th, provide financial update on April 6th

Today Coinbase, an American cryptocurrency trading platform and software company, said that it will begin to trade via a direct listing on April 14th. In a separate release the company also said that it will provide a financial update on April 6th, after the close of trading. Coinbase’s impending public debut comes at an interesting market moment. As some tech companies delay their offerings over demand concerns, Coinbase is pushing ahead with its flotation perhaps in part because it will not pr...
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Apple's Tim Cook Says Voting 'Ought To Be Easier Than Ever'

Apple CEO Tim Cook, an Alabama native with a lifelong interest in civil rights, joins condemnations of Georgia's new voting law. From a report: "The right to vote is fundamental in a democracy. American history is the story of expanding the right to vote to all citizens, and Black people, in particular, have had to march, struggle and even give their lives for more than a century to defend that right." "Apple believes that, thanks in part to the power of technology, it ought to be easier than ...
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Udacity's online Nanodegrees are currently 75% off - here's why they can be a great option if you're pursuing tech careers like data science or programming

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Udacity; Alyssa Powell/Insider Udacity offers free online courses and Nanodegrees to build in-demand, technology-based skills.Courses are available in subjects like AI, programming, cybersecurity, data science, and business.Below, find answers to FAQ and information on the top 10 most popular Udacity Nanodegrees. Table of Contents: Static What is Udacity? Udacity is an online learning platform that tr...
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UK steps in with 11th-hour extra £250m to stay in EU research scheme

Government commitment to Horizon Europe fund averts immediate threat to science, say universitiesThe government has stepped in at the 11th hour with an additional £250m in funding to help pay for the UK’s association with Horizon Europe, the European Union’s funding programme for research and innovation.Universities welcomed the move as “a significant affirmation of the government’s belief in research” which would avert the immediate threat to UK science. Continue reading...
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ICE Is Reportedly Using OnStar Location Data to Track Suspects

Police in the U.S., including officials with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE), have been accessing vehicle location data provided by car parts manufacturers, a new report from Forbes reveals. Documents reviewed by the news outlet show police using this data to track suspects involved in criminal…Read more...
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