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Indian State Government Website Exposed COVID-19 Lab Test Results

A security flaw in a website run by the government of West Bengal in India exposed the lab results of at least hundreds of thousands of residents, though likely millions, who took a COVID-19 test. TechCrunch reports: The website is part of the West Bengal government's mass coronavirus testing program. Once a COVID-19 test result is ready, the… Read More »

Posted on 5 March 2021 | 10:00 am

Turntide Technologies Rethinks Electric Motors To Slash Energy Consumption In Buildings

FrankOVD shares a report from TechCrunch: [F]irms backed by Robert Downey Jr. and Bill Gates are joining investors like Amazon and iPod inventor Tony Fadell to pour money into a company called Turntide Technologies that believes it has the next great innovation in the world's efforts to slow global climate change -- a better electric motor. The… Read More »

Posted on 5 March 2021 | 7:00 am

SpaceX Starlink Factory In Texas Will Speed Up Production of Dishy McFlatface

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: SpaceX says it is building a factory in Austin, Texas, to design systems that will help make satellite dishes, Wi-Fi routers, and other equipment for its Starlink satellite broadband network. The news comes from a job posting for an automation and controls engineer position flagged in a story… Read More »

Posted on 5 March 2021 | 3:30 am

Nintendo Plans Switch Model With Bigger Samsung OLED Display, 4K Output

According to Bloomberg, Nintendo is planning to unveil a model of its Switch gaming console equipped with a bigger Samsung OLED display and support for 4K. It's expected to arrive before Christmas. From the report: Samsung Display Co. will start mass production of 7-inch, 720p-resolution OLED panels as early as June with an initial monthly target… Read More »

Posted on 5 March 2021 | 2:02 am

eBay To Remove Dr. Seuss Books From Sale Over Offensive Imagery

Online retailer eBay has announced it is working to remove sales of some books from Dr. Seuss over offensive imagery. The Hill reports: A spokesperson for the company told The Wall Street Journal that it is "currently sweeping our marketplace to remove these items." The spokesperson further told the newspaper that it would take time to review… Read More »

Posted on 5 March 2021 | 1:25 am

Honda Launches World's First Level 3 Self-Driving Car

Honda Motor will on Friday launch a new car equipped with the world's first certified level 3 autonomous driving technology. Nikkei Asia reports: Industry experts are cautiously watching to see if the Legend, a luxury sedan that operates without driver supervision under certain conditions but requires the driver to assume control of the vehicle… Read More »

Posted on 5 March 2021 | 12:45 am