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Australian Central Bank Launching Ethereum-based Currency Research Project

The Reserve Bank Of Australia (Australia’s central bank) is launching an Ethereum-based Central Bank Digital Currency project as a proof-of-concept to explore the tokenization of a wholesale national currency. The digital currency would be used by wholesale participants to fund, settle, and repay tokenized syndicated loans. Ethereum is one of the first decentralized platforms to…

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SIM Swapping Is A Serious Risk: Here’s What You Can Do

SIM swapping is a risk that endangers users of SMS two-factor authentication (SMS 2FA). SMS two-factor authentication is normally used to add a layer of security to your accounts so that you will have to receive a one-time password (OTP) via SMS and enter it while logging in. We’ve reached a point where it is…

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Privacy-Friendly Android Apps For Every Day Activities

There are countless invasive apps collecting sensitive information from you via your phone. If you’re sick of that, there are more privacy-friendly alternatives. Just bear in mind that I can’t guarantee the following apps are private, I am simply using my best judgement to pick the least invasive apps. I always recommend checking the permissions…

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Mercedes-Benz Rolling Out Solid-State Battery Technology

Solid-state battery technology has been merely discussed for many years as a candidate for electric vehicles. However, Mercedes-Benz is now going to deploy it in electric city buses, one of the industries which has been seeing electric vehicle adoption over the past decade. Solid-state batteries have the potential to offer longer lifespans and higher capacity…

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Ford: Bronco Won’t Get A V8 Engine Due To Emissions Regulations

Ford engineer Eric Loeffler sat down with Muscle Cars & Trucks for an interview to discuss the upcoming 2021 Ford Bronco. In their discussion, they discuss emissions regulations — a key reason for the decision to omit a V8 engine option for the upcoming Bronco. Emissions reduction targets have been tightening around the world for…

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The Pillars Of Location Tracking: How Your Phone Is Tracked Without Your Permission

It is now a well-established fact that your location is being tracked by tech companies. However, location tracking is not quite as simple as getting your coordinates from your GPS chip. It can be, but tech companies can do much more than that by tying together many bits and pieces of data that they gather…

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2021 RAM 1500 TRX Offers 702 HP, 650 lb-feet Of Torque

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced the new 2021 RAM 1500 TRX — their most powerful pickup truck. FCA claims that it is the fastest and most powerful mass-produced truck in the world, thanks to the supercharged 6.2L Hemi engine. FCA calls it ‘the apex predator of the truck world’, and the name TRX appears…

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