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Chromia Incorporates Relational Databases Into Blockchain

Chromia is a relational blockchain platform designed with performance and scalability in mind. It checks all the boxes required for mass adoption, including letting dApps pay fees so that users don’t have to sign transactions every time they want to access them (due to dApp-level provisioning), low latency, high transaction throughput, and the ability to…

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What Are Supercapacitors?

Supercapacitors have been mentioned from time to time due to their uses in some hybrid and electric vehicles, as well as other devices, but what are they? A supercapacitor is an electric double-layer capacitor. It differs from a conventional capacitor in that it offers a significantly higher energy density. As is the case with conventional…

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Tesla Unveils The Cybertruck: An Eccentric Stainless Steel Truck With Punchy Acceleration

Today, Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk revealed the Cybertruck, Tesla’s first electric pickup truck. The truck has a highly eccentric design, and even more to set it apart from its competitors than the other Tesla vehicles do. What are the key things setting the Tesla Cybertruck apart from regular pickup trucks? Vehicle specifications are dependent…

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Android Vulnerability Lets Hackers Take Over Your Camera

A security vulnerability in some Android phones allows attackers to access your camera app and invade your privacy (it can even get location data from the photos it takes). The vulnerability uses a loophole in the storage permission to access your camera app (even if you disabled the camera permission). The storage permission is the…

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SpaceX Launches 60 Satellites To Provide Internet Access

The SpaceX Falcon reusable rocket has successfully launched — carrying 60 miniature satellites that will provide global Internet access out into space. The Internet satellites are part of SpaceX’s second batch and is just the beginning of many launches, which will eventually amount to thousands of satellites. This launch comes at a time when wired…

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UPS And CVS Deliver Prescription Medication Via Drone

Prescription medication is something that you normally have to go to a pharmacy to collect, and if you’re seriously ill or incapacitated — it can be quite a nuisance. The days of standing in line and waiting for a prescription may be nearing an end — as CVS and UPS has delivered prescription medications by…