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Nuclear quantum computing: It’s coming

A trio of separate research teams from three different continents published individual papers indicating similar quantum computing breakthroughs yesterday. All three were funded in part by the US Army and each paper appears to be a slam dunk for the future of quantum computing. But only one of them heralds the onset of the age of nuclear quantum computers....

GM’s betting its hydrogen fuel cells will revolutionize electric generators

While some automakers have bet on hydrogen to power up their transition to renewable energy, GM is following another approach: it’s going all in on EVs and it’s using its HYDROTEC fuel cell technology to replace traditional gas or diesel generators.  On Wednesday, they company announced its plans to introduce three Mobile Power Generators (MPGs), using...

EVERYBODY PANIC! The Doomsday Clock is close to the hour of our self-annihilation

It’s been a tough couple of years, but things may soon get a lot worse: the Doomsday Clock just struck 100 seconds to midnight — the hour of humanity’s self-annihilation. The new time was set on Thursday by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, a nonprofit focused on global security issues. While the time hasn’t changed, the prognosis remains bleak....

The best macOS apps for your brand new MacBook in 2022

Of all the great feelings in the world, one towers above all. That’s right, I’m talking about getting a new Apple computer. Besides it obviously being a shiny new thing, what really engrosses me is the idea of starting with a clean slate. At this stage, your old machine is probably filled with stuff you don’t use and, in the time you bought it, who...

Google’s Gsuite is no longer free — here are the best alternatives

Google has done it again.  After killing free unlimited storage on Google Photos last year, it has announced that GSuite will become a paid-only feature. As 9to5Google reported, all free GSuite users will be automatically upgraded to a premium plan from May 1. If the company doesn’t have your payment details, you need to update your account by July...

This dystopic-looking bot could scrub greenhouse gases from the air

Two centuries of burning fossil fuels has put more carbon dioxide, a powerful greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere than nature can remove. As that CO2 builds up, it traps excess heat near Earth’s surface, causing global warming. There is so much CO2 in the atmosphere now that most scenarios show ending emissions alone won’t be enough to stabilize the...

5G is grounding planes and freaking out airlines: We found out why

The journey to 5G is having a turbulent takeoff in the US. The rollout of the wireless service has been partially postponed due to fears that it poses a threat to aircraft safety. International airlines including Emirates, British Airways, and Air India canceled flights to the US on Wednesday over concerns about interference from 5G towers.  Telecoms...

Safari bug is leaking users’ browsing history — but a fix is on the way

If you use an Apple device, chances are that Safari is your default browser. If that’s the case, you’ll want to avoid using Safari for a bit because a bug in the app could leak your entire browsing history. Last week,  the team behind  FingerprintJS, a browser fingerprinting library, wrote a blog post about a vulnerability in Safari 15 that gives away...

5 weird things people have transformed into crypto miners

When can something bad also be used for good? The answer is crypto mining!   Traditional crypto mining is notoriously resource-intensive with the annual carbon footprint of mining Bitcoin equivalent to that of countries like Argentina and Norway. But rest assured, companies are hard at work finding creative ways to mine crypto sustainably. Further,...

People no longer accept shitty jobs, and it’s fuelling the Great Resignation

“Do what you love,” is no longer just advice. High school students learn early on that their future careers should be passion-driven. Self-help books counsel job searchers to start with reflection on what they love. And Hollywood films teach people, in romantic fashion, to aspire to work that is intrinsically satisfying and expresses our authentic selves....

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