Technology

Steve May 27, 2022

New Airbus Facility To Research Cryogenic Fuel Systems For Next-Gen Hydrogen Planes (cnbc.com) Posted by BeauHD on Friday May 27, 2022 @11:30PM from the planes-of-the-future dept. An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Airbus is launching a U.K.-based facility focused on hydrogen technologies, a move which represents the firm’s latest attempt to support the […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Windows updates bring crucial stability and security improvements to your OS. But they can also be a nuisance. Not only do they disrupt your work by requiring a restart, they can also negatively affect user experience. Case in point, Microsoft has released numerous updates with bugs in recent years. Luckily, you can stop or pause […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Last year Apple made its intentions with the iPad very clear when it added the M1 chip to the iPad Pro lineup. These tablets now have the power of a laptop. You can get a 2021 Apple iPad Pro 11″ with the M1 chip for $99 off. The device features an 11″ Liquid Retina display. […]

Steve May 27, 2022

The G7, made up of the world’s largest economies, today agreed to “predominantly decarbonized electricity sectors by 2035.” The G7 also agreed to end government financing for international coal-fired power generation and speed up the phase-out of unabated coal plants by 2035. “Unabated” refers to electricity generation that doesn’t use technology to capture emissions.  The […]

Steve May 27, 2022

According to a report out of China, EV automaker NIO is hiring a number of positions related to manufacturing vehicles in the US. The recruitment descriptions suggest the Chinese automaker intends to begin planning and erecting EV production facilities on US soil that may begin with either complete knock down (CKD) or semi-knock down (SKD) […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Amazon, Apple, Google, Meta, and Microsoft often support privacy in public statements, but behind the scenes they’ve been working through some common organizations to weaken or kill privacy legislation in US states. That’s according to a report this week from news non-profit The Markup, which said the corporations hire lobbyists from the same few groups […]

Steve May 27, 2022

America’s financial watchdog is investigating whether Elon Musk adequately disclosed his purchase of Twitter shares last month, just as his bid to take over the social media company hangs in the balance.  A letter [PDF] from the SEC addressed to the tech billionaire said he “[did] not appear” to have filed the proper form detailing […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Cockroach Reproduction Has Taken a Strange Turn (nytimes.com) Posted by msmash on Friday May 27, 2022 @05:20PM from the a-cockroach-story dept. In response to pesticides, many cockroach females have lost their taste for sweet stuff, which changes how they make the next generation of insects. From a report: When a male cockroach wants to mate […]

Steve May 27, 2022

EV and industrial battery charger company Delta-Q Technologies says it has shipped four million chargers. “With each charger representing the potential to save one metric ton of emissions, this significant milestone equates to four million metric tons of carbon emissions saved since the company’s founding,” says the company. In April, Delta-Q received a $300,000 grant […]

Steve May 27, 2022

Rivian is losing its head of manufacturing engineering at a critical time. The company is trying to sustainably ramp up the production of its R1T electric pickup truck as it reorganizes its leadership. Charly Mwangi has been a longtime automotive engineer. Mwangi rose to the level of senior director of engineering at Tesla during his […]

Steve May 27, 2022

The lack of true multi-tasking has long been a criticism thrown at the iPad, but this may (or may not) be about to change, and we may (or may not) learn more about this at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The big event begins June 6.  Let’s mingle, let’s mix it up The evidence for […]