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What’s The Difference Between A Stepper Motor And A Brushed DC Motor?

There have been several different types of electric motors in use for decades, and all of them drive mechanisms or something similar. What sets stepper motors apart from brushed DC motors? Brushed DC motors are designed to rotate their shafts continuously and are used in applications where they are not required to make precise movements…

Ford Debuts Electric F-150 Pickup Truck

Ford Motor Company has debuted the electric version of its new F-150 pickup truck. The truck, dubbed the F-150 Lightning is a redesigned battery electric vehicle (BEV) that takes advantage of its electric powertrain and storage in multiple ways. The new F-150 has a front trunk (often called a ‘frunk’), and it can power your…

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iOS Should Have A Permissions Screen

Apple has been leading the pack on user privacy for smartphones and tablets for years, and App Tracking Transparency (ATT) in iOS 14.5 is one of the most prominent examples of that so far. Despite offering a significantly higher security and privacy standard than Android, iOS users would still benefit from having a permissions screen.…

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eufy Camera Feeds Leaked To Strangers

Users of eufy smart home cameras (eufyCams) have been seeing the camera feeds of strangers, even in other countries. The controls of affected cameras are also accessible. eufyCams allow users to access their camera feeds anywhere in the world over the Internet. This feature (in any brand of camera) obviously poses a privacy and security…

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Block.one Launches New EOS Exchange Backed By Peter Thiel

Block.one, the company that built the EOS.IO blockchain platform is launching a cryptocurrency exchange named Bullish. Bullish will run on the EOS.IO blockchain. The exchange project is backed by prominent investors including Peter Thiel, Mike Novogratz, Louis Bacon, and Alan Howard. The $10 billion Bullish EOS exchange will offer market making, lending, and yield-generating portfolio…

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Infineon SRAM May Increase On-board Capabilities Of Satellites

Satellites have limited processing capabilities due to the various technological constraints of operating in space. Space agencies such as NASA have been trying to increase on-board image processing, as opposed to transmitting it to Earth for processing. Having a satellite process its own data on-board is ideal because it won’t be subject to the latency…

Cyberattack Shuts Down Pipelines And Causes Gas Shortage

Gas stations across the United States experienced gasoline shortages due to the shutdown of Colonial Pipeline. The shortages resulted in some gas stations running out of gasoline, while others were packed with long lines of customers waiting to buy gasoline. Unsurprisingly, the shortage prompted gasoline hoarding. It was a ransomware attack. Ransomware typically encrypts the…