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One of the strongest ways to fight misinformation will soon be right in your phone

One of the strongest ways to fight misinformation will soon be right in your phone

advertisementadvertisementMaybe you don’t know the name Qualcomm, but you should. The company makes many of the critical chips found in smartphones from almost every major manufacturer other than Apple. And as a result, when the company releases a faster processor or wireless technology, that’s what actually ends up inside your next smartphone.advertisementadvertisementToday, Qualcomm has demonstrated a technology that’s not just about having clearer calls, better battery life, or faster downloads. In a partnership with a company called Truepic, Qualcomm has developed a way to guarantee...

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Oct 15
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A 5-cent sensor could detect the coronavirus in 10 minutes at home

A 5-cent sensor could detect the coronavirus in 10 minutes at home

advertisementadvertisementOne of the hardest parts of controlling COVID-19 is that it’s very difficult to know if you or someone you know is carrying it asymptomatically. So you might let your guard down, spend time in close proximity to someone else, and help it spread. Testing is useful to curb this issue, but the wait on a test result . So it’s difficult to say for sure, at any given moment, if you actually have COVID-19 or not.advertisementadvertisementA new device being developed at Caltech, dubbed , could put this uncertainty to an end. It’s a SARS-CoV-2 sensor that’s being designed...

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Oct 5
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Car design is about to change forever. This video encapsulates how

Car design is about to change forever. This video encapsulates how

advertisementadvertisementElectric vehicles are incredible. Beyond eliminating fossil fuels, they are whisper quiet, accelerate faster than gasoline cars, and according to , operate with less expensive maintenance over time. But one of the biggest benefits of EVs that they are the way cars are built.advertisementadvertisementHow? As this new video from Israeli startup Ree demonstrates, the EV of tomorrow is basically just a giant skateboard. With tiny motors placed inside the wheels, the car can assume any form imaginable; any sort of seating or storage arrangement can be built right on top...

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Oct 10
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Walmart’s new store design proves browsing is dead

Walmart’s new store design proves browsing is dead

advertisementadvertisementCOVID-19 has changed the way we shop. Even with much of the U.S. back open for business, online sales were still up in August versus the year prior. And Americans have spent online than they had last year by this point.advertisementadvertisementThe days of lazily strolling through store aisles are over, at least for a while. And nowhere is this trend more clear than in Walmart’s new store design, which the company is unveiling for the first time today. The design will come to 200 stores around the U.S. by the end of 2020, and 800 more by the end of 2021.At a...

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Sep 30
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There’s a new weapon against COVID-19. And it’s dogs

There’s a new weapon against COVID-19. And it’s dogs

advertisementadvertisementNo one is going to feel safe traveling during this pandemic—especially as the cramped quarters of airplanes and cruise ships . But since we can’t redesign travel, many airports have taken a different tack: limiting who is allowed to. At airports , temperature screenings attempt to catch sick travelers before they pass through security.advertisementadvertisementBut now, the Helsinki Airport is doing one better: It’s a team of dogs, trained to sniff out COVID-19, to screen passengers.Dogs have already proven their ability to sniff out diseases ranging from to . While...

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Sep 23
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NASA just eclipsed your astrophotography with this decade-long timelapse of the sun

NASA just eclipsed your astrophotography with this decade-long timelapse of the sun

TrendingTechRadar is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.Astrophotography has become an increasingly popular lockdown hobby during the global pandemic, but NASA has given us a reminder that it's being doing it a bit longer than most – it has published an incredible decade-long timelapse of the sun on YouTube.Called '', the hour-long video starts back on June 2, 2010, and was captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) that orbits around the earth.As you'd expect, the stats behind the video, which is mesmerizing if...

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Steve Jobs was famous for his Apple keynotes. Snap just topped him

Steve Jobs was famous for his Apple keynotes. Snap just topped him

UPDATES: advertisementadvertisementFor nearly 20 years, there has been one live presentation style to beat in the world of technology: Apple’s. The company’s keynotes, as originally envisioned by Steve Jobs, are famous for featuring a minimalistic black screen and messages presented in clear Helvetica Neue—along with . Just about every presentation that has come since, whether from Amazon, Facebook, or a small upstart, tends to feel like a bad copy.advertisementThat was until yesterday, with Snap’s annual Partner Summit, which took place virtually. (Snap canceled the in-person summit due to...

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Jun 12
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Facebook had a design to flag Trump’s hate speech . . . in 2016

Facebook had a design to flag Trump’s hate speech . . . in 2016

UPDATES: advertisementadvertisementIt seems like a lifetime ago. But after Donald Trump won the 2016 election, much of the social media industry seemed to be having an awakening about the role it played in misinformation. From its easy sharing buttons to its suggestive algorithms, Facebook, in particular, the spread of Russian propaganda that .advertisementadvertisementFour years and in later, and Facebook has failed at flushing misinformation and hate speech from the platform. This was clearest in Trump’s following the death of George Floyd, which echoed the notorious 1968 Miami police...

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Jun 2
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What restaurants will actually be like in a post-COVID-19 world, according to CEOs and food experts

What restaurants will actually be like in a post-COVID-19 world, according to CEOs and food experts

UPDATES: advertisementadvertisementBy Yasmin Gagne and Mark WilsonFor Fast Company’s , we’re asking business leaders to share their inside perspective on how the COVID-19 era is transforming their industries. Here’s what’s been lost—and what could be gained—in the new world order.advertisementadvertisement co-owner and cofounder of the Alinea Group, which includes Chicago’s Alinea and Roister restaurants, and founder and CEO of Tock, a restaurant reservation and ordering platformWe’re definitely not going to be opening any of our restaurants before June 15—and when we do open, if we’re...

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May 21
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