GM Truck Production Stunted By Semiconductor Shortage
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GM Truck Production Stunted By Semiconductor Shortage

General Motors has announced that they will cut the production of trucks due to the global semiconductor shortage. The production cuts will occur at North American plants. The Flint, Michigan plant will operate on one production shift on the week of July 26, and the Fort Wayne assembly plant in Indiana that manufactures the Chevy…

NVidia Brings Ray Tracing And DLSS To ARM, Linux
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NVidia Brings Ray Tracing And DLSS To ARM, Linux

NVidia, one of the largest manufacturers of graphics processing units (GPUs) for video cards has brought features offering by their high performance GPU product lines to Linux devices with ARM processors. The features are Ray Tracing and DLSS. Windows PCs using the x86 instruction set architecture as well as the Xbox and PlayStation consoles have…

Microsoft Reveals Windows 365, Which Can Be Used On Any Device
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Microsoft Reveals Windows 365, Which Can Be Used On Any Device

Microsoft has revealed a cloud-based version of their Windows operating system (OS) called Windows 365, and it can run on any device — even a tablet on a different platform such as an iPad. This could be a response to the growth of Windows’ largest competitors — Mac OS and Linux. The reasons to use…

pSTAKE Liquid Staking App Launches A Beta Version
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pSTAKE Liquid Staking App Launches A Beta Version

Persistence has launched a beta version of pSTAKE on its mainnet, enabling users to stake pATOM tokens in pSTAKE, and be rewarded with stkATOM. The beta version doesn’t yet provide the ability to stake XPRT — the native Persistence token. However, pSTAKE Finance’s website has indicated that it’s coming soon. pATOM is a token pegged…

Apple Now Offers A MagSafe Battery Pack
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Apple Now Offers A MagSafe Battery Pack

Apple is now offering a MagSafe battery pack for iPhone 12. The battery pack can charge your iPhone 12 wirelessly via its built-in MagSafe charging coil. It also sticks to the back of your iPhone because it’s magnetic. This makes power banks a little more convenient as you don’t have to plug them in via…

Ring Rolls Out End-To-End Encryption For Surveillance Footage
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Ring Rolls Out End-To-End Encryption For Surveillance Footage

Ring has gotten negative press coverage recently for accessing customers’ Ring camera footage. Now they’re implementing end-to-end encryption. End-to-end encryption has become known as a far more sound alternative to conventional encryption. This is because conventional back-doored encryption enables the service provider to access your data whether customers like it or not. End-to-end encryption provides…

Tesla Self-Driving Tech Will Identify Lights, Sirens Soon
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Tesla Self-Driving Tech Will Identify Lights, Sirens Soon

The Tesla full self driving (FSD) technology under development will soon be able to detect turn signals, hazard lights, ambulance/police lights and hand gestures, according to Elon Musk. The cars will first show drivers the lights on the screen so they can make appropriate decisions, and in the future the cars will recognize the lights…

Old Wind Turbine Blades Will Be Used To Store Energy
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Old Wind Turbine Blades Will Be Used To Store Energy

Wind turbines have grown as a leading source of renewable energy due to their many benefits, including their low electricity cost. Their opponents frequently use the fact that they need backup or energy storage against to discredit them. However, Energy Vault and Enel Green Power have partnered to develop a gravity energy storage system that…

DFRobot DFR0507 OLED Screen Review
Electrical Engineering | Embedded Systems Engineering | Embedded Technology | Engineering | Technology

DFRobot DFR0507 OLED Screen Review

I recently purchased a DFRobot DFR0507 OLED display kit to display error messages, server status among other things from my ESP32. It is a monochrome 1 inch display with sharp contrast and a light blue backlight. It is a DFRobot ‘Cover’, meaning that it is a kit with a display attached to it and it…

OnePlus Admits To Slowing Down Apps On $1,000+ Flagship Phones
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OnePlus Admits To Slowing Down Apps On $1,000+ Flagship Phones

OnePlus, a popular manufacturer of mid-range to premium Android phones has been throttling the performance of many popular apps — on their $1,000+ flagship phones. It is the Snapdragon 888-powered OnePlus 9 Pro, which is strange considering that these are high performance phones costing over $1,000. When someone pays that much for performance, they aren’t…

Hydrogen Cars Are (Generally) Fossil-Fueled
Automotive | Energy | Fossil Fuels | General | Hydrogen

Hydrogen Cars Are (Generally) Fossil-Fueled

Hydrogen has been seen as a potential savior of internal combustion engines (ICE) in the past. However, it’s potential to be a savior of fossil fuels is a lesser-known fact. Hydrogen is an odorless, colourless gas that is abundant throughout the universe and in water. This has led people to see it as a vast…

Audacity Starts Collecting/Sharing Data
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Audacity Starts Collecting/Sharing Data

The popular Audacity music editing app for Windows, Linux and Mac OS, which was acquired by Muse Group has uploaded a new privacy policy that is considered by some to be…audacious? The policy mentions that data will be collected from users and shared with their offices in multiple countries, including WSM Group in Russia. Russia…