T-Mobile US Inc. has jumped to an early lead in the race to offer 5G service nationwide. Starting Friday, when T-Mobile stores begin offering their first two 5G phones, the service will be available across the country. But it won’t be the much-vaunted 5G experience that wireless carriers have been promising: The service is on…
FBI warns your screen is watching you
More on Smart TVs…now the FBI is warning consumers. “Beyond the risk that your TV manufacturer and app developers may be listening and watching you, that television can also be a gateway for hackers to come into your home,” says the FBI. For more, check out this USA Today story.
Elon Musk’s Cybertruck dangerous?
Cybertruck’s radical design may blunt its appeal, but concerns about its impact on other road users raises larger questions about whether an armored truck is really the green future we should be striving toward. Musk took the time to (successfully) demonstrate how a sledgehammer was unable to dent the side panels of the Cybertruck and…
Millions of people may have had their text messages exposed online
Here we go again…another massive security problem. A database housing millions of private SMS text messages was left open online for an extended period of time, a team of researchers at the online privacy company vpnMentor said Sunday. For more, check out this USA Today story.
Cell phone detection cameras rolled out in Australia
Using the phone while driving just became costlier. The Australian state of New South Wales rolled out “high definition detection cameras” on Sunday, designed to catch drivers using cell phones behind the wheel. For more, check out this CNN story.
Couldn’t find anything interesting to post so I will just wish out stateside folks a Happy Thanksgiving!
Physicists Have Finally Seen Traces of a Long-Sought Particle
It was predicted four decades ago, but only found now. Scientists have finally found traces of the axion, an elusive particle that rarely interacts with normal matter. The axion was first predicted over 40 years ago but has never been seen until now. Scientists have suggested that dark matter, the invisible matter that permeates our…
Hungarian scientists may have found a fifth force of nature
It has been rumored/speculated for a while, but Hungarian scientists may have finally proved it. They referred to this unseen fifth force in action as a “protophobic force,” meaning that it was as though the particles were “afraid of protons.” Meanwhile, nuclear physicists around the world set to work looking for errors in the Hungarians’…
Mixed Reviews of Tesla’s New Cybertruck?
Tesla Cybertruck design stuns: ‘Eccentric,’ ‘eye-popping’ or ‘weird’ ‘piece of junk’? They have enough time before it is available; I think they need to soften its looks a bit to gain wider acceptance. Musk debuted the pickup to a chorus of bewilderment, as the vehicle’s triangular shape, atypical truck bed and stainless steel body immediately…
Nikola’s Battery Will Double EV Range
Ooh, good news for the electric set. The prototype removes the binder material and current collectors, which enables more energy storage within the cell. It also should pass nail penetration standards, which would reduce potential vehicle fires. The battery could double the range of current EV passenger cars from 300 miles up to 600 miles…