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October 1, 2022

Blackout After Drone Food Delivery Crashes Into Powerlines

AmiMoJo shares a report from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC): Thousands of people were left without power after a food delivery drone crashed into powerlines yesterday […]
October 1, 2022

NASA and SpaceX Are Studying a Hubble Telescope Boost, Adding 15 To 20 Years of Life

NASA announced Thursday that it plans to study the possibility of using SpaceX’s Crew Dragon vehicle to boost the aging Hubble Space Telescope into a higher […]
September 30, 2022

NYPD Considers Using Encryption To Block Public From Radio Scanner Broadcasts

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: The NYPD says it wants to reimagine its current police communication system and transition to encrypted messages by […]
September 30, 2022

Elon Musk Unveils Prototype of Humanoid Optimus Robot

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed a prototype of a humanoid robot that he said utilizes the company’s AI software, as well as the sensors that power […]
September 30, 2022

SF To Feds: Cruise Driverless Cars Keep Blocking Our Roads

After years of lobbying the state to increase regulations on autonomous vehicles, San Francisco officials are taking their case to the feds. San Francisco Examiner reports: […]
September 30, 2022

Two-Year Internet Outage In Ethiopia Continues

Zecharias Zelalem writes via Reuters: Few have been spared the effects of a nearly two-year internet and phone shutdown in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region, which has […]
September 30, 2022

House Democrats Debut New Bill To Limit US Police Use of Facial Recognition

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Dubbed the Facial Recognition Act, the bill would compel law enforcement to obtain a judge-authorized warrant before using […]
September 30, 2022

Games Are Starting To Require a Phone Number To Play

According to Polyon, players will be required to link a phone number to their Battle.net accounts if they want to play Overwatch 2. “The same two-factor […]
September 30, 2022

Roku Will Now Work With Nielsen To Track Cross-Media Viewership

Today, Nielsen announced that Roku plans to enable four-screen measurement across desktop, mobile, connected TV and traditional TV. This is the first time Roku will use […]