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Neural Implant Lets Paralyzed Person Type By Imaging Writing

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: This week, the academic community provided a rather impressive example of the promise of neural implants. Using an implant, a paralyzed individual managed to type out roughly 90 characters per minute simply by imagining that he was writing those characters out by hand. Somewhere in our writing… Read More »

Posted on 13 May 2021 | 3:30 am

GasBuddy Tops Apple App Store Amid Gas Shortages From Colonial Pipeline Shutdown

GasBuddy, an app that helps users find and save money on gas, topped the Apple App Store on Wednesday, as some consumers across the East Coast continue to struggle to find fuel after a cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline. CNBC reports: The company's pipeline has served as a vital link between the Gulf Coast refiners and the Eastern Seaboard, but the… Read More »

Posted on 13 May 2021 | 12:50 am

Apple-Epic Judge Hints at Compromise in Feud Over App Store

The judge overseeing the high-stakes trial between Epic Games and Apple hinted at a compromise that turns on the iPhone maker allowing developers to inform users through their mobile apps that they can buy virtual goods on the web at a cheaper cost. From a report: U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers appeared to be looking for middle ground… Read More »

Posted on 13 May 2021 | 12:10 am

Valve's Gabe Newell Teases Console-Related Plans For Steam Games

Gabe Newell, the co-founder and president of Valve, has hinted that the company could bring Steam games to consoles during a recent question and answer session. TechRadar reports: The session took place at Sancta Maria College in Auckland, New Zealand, and a student's question and Newell's answer were recorded and uploaded to Reddit by user… Read More »

Posted on 12 May 2021 | 11:30 pm

Researchers Have Developed a Way To Wirelessly Charge Vehicles On the Road

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Jalopnik: [R]esearchers at Cornell University, led by Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Khurram Afridi, have developed technology that would allow vehicles to be charged on the road while in motion. It would essentially turn U.S. roadways into wireless chargers. Afrindi says he has… Read More »

Posted on 12 May 2021 | 10:50 pm

Bill To Ban TikTok On US Government Devices Passes Committee

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee unanimously passed a bill that would ban U.S. federal workers from downloading the popular app TikTok onto U.S. government devices, Senator Josh Hawley, a bill sponsor, said in a press statement on Wednesday. Reuters reports: The U.S. Senate unanimously approved a similar measure in… Read More »

Posted on 12 May 2021 | 10:10 pm