Monthly Archives: June 2019

Hyundai developing prototype EV on dedicated E-GMP platform

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/06/28/hyundai-prototype-ev-dedicated-e-gmp-platform/ Business Korea reports that Hyundai is piecing together a prototype on the South Korean carmaker’s Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). Suppliers have been asked to provide parts, and according to “sources in the automobile industry,” the first working example will … Continue reading

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The Cypherpunks Tapping Bitcoin via Ham Radio

https://www.wired.com/story/cypherpunks-bitcoin-ham-radio Every six hours, at his home in the high desert outside Kingman, Arizona, midway between Phoenix and Las Vegas, Brian Goss downloads the latest blocks from the bitcoin blockchain via satellite. He receives the transmission through a dish he … Continue reading

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The Pentagon has a laser that identifies people by their heartbeat

https://www.engadget.com/2019/06/27/the-pentagon-has-a-laser-that-identifies-people-by-their-heartbe/ Biometric identification has become part of everyday life. We’ve got facial recognition in airports, cars that can be unlocked just by looking at them, technology that detects a person’s unique way of walking, and of course the ubiquitous fingerprint, … Continue reading

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Philo Now Has a Standalone Android App

https://www.droid-life.com/2019/06/26/philo-now-has-a-standalone-android-app/ Philo, one of the streaming TV services, now has a standalone Android app. If not having one was a reason for not trying out the service sooner, here we are. With the app, you can stream your shows in … Continue reading

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A Guide To Auto Chess, 2019’s Most Popular New Game Genre

https://kotaku.com/a-guide-to-auto-chess-2019-s-most-popular-new-game-gen-1835820155 Over the weekend, Dota Underlords lured 200,000 concurrent players onto its checkered battlefield of swords, sorcery, and slot machines. Meanwhile, Riot’s Teamfight Tactics continued to duel with Fortnite for the Twitch throne. Also, I played Dota Underlords like it … Continue reading

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Plants couldn’t run away from Chernobyl—but that’s what saved them

https://www.popsci.com/chernobyl-plants-radiation-cancer/ An abandoned hotel building in Pripyat, a few miles from Chernobyl. (Fotokon/Shutterstock/) Chernobyl has become a byword for catastrophe. The 1986 nuclear disaster, recently brought back into the public eye by the hugely popular TV show of the same … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi 4 Launched: Quad Cortex-A72 Single-Board Computer For $35

https://www.anandtech.com/show/14581/raspberry-pi-4-launched-quad-cortex-a72-project-board-for-35-dollars This morning the Raspberry Pi Foundation took the wraps off of their next generation hobbyist project computer, the Raspberry Pi 4. The eagerly anticipated update to the Raspberry Pi lineup – which is actually arriving a bit ahead of … Continue reading

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