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Samsung Announces Phone With ‘Quantum’ Security Technology The first 5G phones have launched over the past year, and you might even have one now that Qualcomm has pushed OEMs to include the next-generation tech on all flagship devices. However, you probably don’t have a quantum 5G phone. Yes, that’s a …

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The OnePlus 8 Pro

Doesn’t Have an ‘X-ray’ Camera, but Here’s How It Sees Through Things There’s a rumor going around that the new OnePlus 8 camera can see through objects in a sort of x-ray effect. It can’t — that’s not what it does — but it does provide some slight visibility through …

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Google Search Console API

Google Search Console API to stop supporting HTTP and JSON-RPC requests Back in 2018, Google notified developers that it will end support for HTTP and JSON-RPC requests for its APIs. Today, Google announced on the Google Webmaster Twitter handle that this will be happening soon. HTTP JSON-RPC requests. Google said …

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A Retirement Paycheck

Building a Retirement Paycheck Through Retirement Income Planning This deep dive into the concept of using an income floor to establish a three bucket plan for retirement income needs comes from Glen Nakamoto. First of all, just to make clear, I am not a financial advisor or anyone who has …

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SMIC Builds First 14nm

Mainland Chinese Foundry SMIC Builds Its First 14nm FinFET SoC for Huawei One of the long-term ramifications of the tensions between the US and China has been an acceleration of China’s efforts to move its government and corporate users towards natively-produced semiconductors. China famously imports more semiconductors than oil, and …

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Nvidia Ampere-Based GPU

Nvidia Unveils Its First Ampere-Based GPU, Raises Bar for Data Center AI In lieu of the multi-day extravaganza that is normally Nvidia’s flagship GTC in San Jose, the company has been rolling out a series of talks and announcements online. Even the keynote has gone virtual, with Jensen’s popular and …

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Your Online Privacy

US Senate Falls One Vote Short of Protecting Your Online Privacy The US Senate had a chance yesterday to protect your online privacy, and you’ll never guess what happened. Okay, maybe you will. They didn’t do it. The effort to rein in government powers granted by the Patriot Act fell …

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Strange Fossils Found

Paleontologists Find Strange Ball-Like Structures in 80-Million-Year-Old Fossils A team of paleontologists from Australia and the UK has found fullerene-like structures in Cretaceous-period crinoids, marine animals related to starfish, sea urchins, and brittle stars. The researchers believe these strange structures might have acted as a buoyancy chamber to allow the …

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Carnivorous Dinosaurs

Study: Giant Carnivorous Dinosaurs were Optimized for Energy-Efficient Walking Non-avian theropod dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus rex relied less on speed, more on energy-saving, according to a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE. Daspletosaurus chasing Spinops. Image credit: Julius Csotonyi. Theropod dinosaurs were the dominant terrestrial carnivores during much of …

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Peacock Spiders Found

Seven New Species of Australian Peacock Spiders Discovered Museums Victoria arachnologist Joseph Schubert has described seven new species of the peacock spider genus Maratus from Australia. Maratus azureus. Image credit: Joseph Schubert. Maratus is a relatively large genus of jumping spiders in the family Salticidae. Members of this genus are …

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