Category: Techno Babble

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Decrypted: As tech giants rally against Hong Kong security law, Apple holds out

It’s not often Silicon Valley gets behind a single cause. Supporting net neutrality was one, reforming government surveillance another. Last week, Big Tech took up its latest: halting any cooperation…

Huawei says UK 5G network ban puts Britain in ‘digital slow lane’

Huawei has said the UK government’s decision to ban the firm from future involvement in its 5G infrastructure will ‘move Britain into the digital slow lane.’ The Chinese firm has…

Jerry Lawson And The Fairchild Channel F; Father of the Video Game Cartridge

The video game console is now a home entertainment hub that pulls in all forms of entertainment via an internet connection, but probably for most readers it was first experienced…
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Facebook’s Pandemic Feuds Are Getting Ugly

A disposable face mask is burning in the bottom of a cake pan. It’s a controlled blaze, the perfect size for roasting a hot dog—which someone is doing, holding it…
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How a Fake Baby Is Born

Art by Geoff Kim “Why do some of these blogs refer to Benedict Cumberbatch’s children as … Pilo?” I ask, reading from a Tumblr post on my phone. On my…
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Google posts Pixel 4a render – surely it’s coming soon?

We’ve been waiting months for Google to unveil the Pixel 4a smartphone and now it seems the company has just brazenly posted a picture of the new mid-range handset. The…
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Surgery on the Arduino IDE Makes Bigger Serial Buffers

It is pretty well-known that I’m not a big fan of the Arduino infrastructure. Granted, these days you have more options with the pro IDE and Platform IO, for example.…
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More new space consolidation as Voyager Space Holdings acquires Pioneer Astronautics

It’s beginning to be a sign of the times: smaller or younger space companies getting acquired by larger entities. Today, the company being acquired is Pioneer Astronautics, which has been…
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Maybe One Of The Most Adorable Obstacle Avoiding Robots You’ve Seen

We’re all pretty well-acquainted with the obstacle avoiding robot. These little inventions use a proximity sensor to detect an object in front of the robot, then circumvent the object accordingly.…
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Qualcomm to invest $97 million in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms

Qualcomm has become the newest high-profile backer of four-year-old Reliance Jio Platforms, which has raised more than $15.7 billion in the past 12 weeks from as many investors. On Sunday…