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Australia backs technology in new carbon emissions plan

Australia’s conservative government on Thursday released a fresh plan to tackle climate change, targetting the use of gas, hydrogen, batteries and carbon capture, while avoiding the contentious issue of setting a carbon price. Australia, one of the world’s biggest carbon emitters per capita, has struggled for more than a decade to formulate a long-term plan […]

Windows 10 gets accessibility improvements to cursor, screen reader, and

Microsoft is making some improvements to its Windows 10 accessibility features, specifically centered around making the text cursor easier to see and follow using the built-in Magnifier feature. There’s also new text-to-speech functionality being integrated into the Magnifier tool, as well as improvements to Narrator (the built-in Windows screen reader), all set to roll out […]

Apple has moved some AirPods Pro manufacturing from China to

Some Apple AirPods Pro cases now say the headphones are assembled in Vietnam, according to a Twitter user, multiple reports on the MacRumors forums, and one Verge staffer who recently purchased a pair, indicating the company may be reducing its reliance on Chinese manufacturing (via MacRumors). Typically, AirPods Pro units contain a message on the […]

How to Soup Up Your Home WiFi With Multiple Repeaters

By Jack M. GermainMay 21, 2020 12:39 PM PT Does flaky Internet connectivity have you scrounging for solutions? The COVID-19 pandemic increased our demand for Internet service due to working from home, online learning for kids, and video conferencing with colleagues and family members. For many people stuck at home, Internet connectivity issues became more […]

Tech firms deploy Bluetooth chips for coronavirus contact tracing in

Technology companies are developing their own contact tracing systems to help prevent coronavirus outbreaks in their offices as countries begin to ease lockdown measures and a return to the workplace is in the offing. Silicon Valley company Juniper Networks Inc plans to equip its about 10,000 employees with work identification badge holders that have a […]

Huawei claims its operating system can challenge those of Google,

A top Huawei executive has claimed that their indigenous operating system called HarmonyOS can very well challenge Google and Apple operating systems. “Huawei is in a position to deliver an ecosystem that is on par with Google’s and Apple’s ecosystems,” said Eric Tan, Huawei’s head of consumer cloud services. “We have the confidence to be […]

Video Chat Juries and the Future of Criminal Justice

Here’s a future scenario. Soon after you get your jury summons in the mail, you receive a SurveyMonkey link. Under oath—a checkbox and e-signature sufficed—you answer several questions not just about your personal background but also your WiFi connectivity. Do you solemnly swear that you have home broadband? Now you’ve been selected as a juror, […]

NASA Astronauts Arrive in Florida Week Before SpaceX Flight

Two NASA astronauts arrived at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday, one week before they blast off aboard a SpaceX vessel — the first crewed space flight to leave from US soil in nine years. US astronauts have been flying to the International Space Station (ISS) on Russian Soyuz rockets since the shuttle […]

Huawei’s Ambitions Unbowed Despite US Pressure

Construction cranes at Huawei’s headquarters busily expand an already massive faux-European campus that Walt Disney would envy, as well as an in-house “university” that trains the Chinese telecom giant’s growing global workforce. If the United States hoped to stop the company in its tracks, it hasn’t yet. An escalating US effort to block supplies of […]

Facebook Can Stop US Election Interference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg Says

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said Thursday he was “pretty confident” his company could help prevent attempts to influence the political outcome of the US presidential election later this year. Zuckerberg told the BBC in an interview that the social network was better prepared to counter online misinformation campaigns but admitted Facebook was “behind” during the […]