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iOS 13.4 release compromises VPN protection

Virtual Private Networks are being compromised by a bug in the latest Apple iOS version, 13.4, released last week, according to the online privacy organization ProtonVPN.

Researchers measure reliability, confidence for next-gen AI

A team of Army and industry researchers have developed a metric for neural networks—computing systems modeled loosely after the human brain—that could assess the reliability and confidence of the next generation of artificial ...

Team demonstrates working prototype of emergency vent

A team led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Grainger College of Engineering and Carle Health has produced a prototype emergency ventilator to help address the expected surge in the need for respiratory ...

AI tool predicts which coronavirus patients get deadly 'wet lung'

Researchers in the US and China reported Monday they have developed an artificial intelligence tool that is able to accurately predict which newly infected patients with the novel coronavirus go on to develop severe lung ...

State-backed players join pandemic cyber crime attacks

Sophisticated state-supported actors are following cybercriminals in exploiting the coronavirous pandemic and posing an "advanced persistent threat" (APT), French defence technology giant Thales warned Monday.

Spotify says isolation ups interest in 'chill' music

People spending more time cooped up in their homes to curb the spread of the new coronavirus have changed their daily soundtracks, with many opting for more "chill" music, streaming service Spotify said Monday.

Amazon, Instacart workers protest over virus safety

Amazon warehouse employees and Instacart delivery shoppers joined protests Monday to press safety demands, highlighting the risks for workers on the front lines of supplying Americans largely sheltering at home due to the ...

Facebook offers $100 mn to help virus-hit news media

Facebook said Monday it was donating $100 million to support news organizations globally hurting from the coronavirus pandemic, citing the need for reliable information about the crisis.

Engineers 3-D print soft, rubbery brain implants

The brain is one of our most vulnerable organs, as soft as the softest tofu. Brain implants, on the other hand, are typically made from metal and other rigid materials that over time can cause inflammation and the buildup ...

Researchers develop novel supercritical water oxidation system

A research group from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has proposed a novel supercritical water oxidation (SCWO) system with an inverse cool-wall reactor to realize ...

EasyJet grounds 'entire fleet' over coronavirus

British airline easyJet on Monday said it had grounded its entire fleet because of the coronavirus pandemic but would still be available for rescue flights to repatriate stranded customers.

Coronavirus may prove virtual sports game changer

With an unprecedented captive audience of three billion people in coronavirus lockdown virtual sports events are wooing fans after traditional live sports were shut down and public gatherings banned in many countries.

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