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Electric car charging interoperability is the next big thing in mobility

Enlarge (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Last week, we reported that Electrify America and ChargePoint had just inked a roaming agreement allowing their customers to use each other’s electric car charging networks. On Tuesday, another major network, EVgo, announced it has also signed agreements, this time with ChargePoint and EV Connect. In a press release, EVgo …

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Google’s ninth attempt at a messaging service will be based on RCS

Enlarge / Google’s “Messages” app. It’s time for the annual reshuffling of Google’s messaging strategy! The latest news comes to us via The Verge, which has a big feature detailing Google Messaging Strategy 2019: taking RCS back from the carriers. Google now wants to run an RCS service (an upgrade to the aging SMS system) …

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Ars on your lunch break: The fate we might be making for ourselves

Enlarge / Suck it, Skynet. Today we’re presenting the second installment of my conversation with Naval Ravikant about existential risks. Naval is one of tech’s most successful angel investors and the founder of multiple startups—including seed-stage investment platform AngelList. Part one of our conversation ran yesterday. If you missed it, click right here. Otherwise, you …

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In the not-so-distant future, “synbio” could lead to global catastrophe—maybe

The Stand, a story wherein a genetically enhanced superflu causes the end of the world. thatsthejoke.gif.)”> Enlarge / Artist’s impression of a post-superbug world. (This is the cover art for Stephen King’s The Stand, a story wherein a genetically enhanced superflu causes the end of the world. thatsthejoke.gif.) (credit: John Cayea / Doubleday) We’re running …

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Facebook launches cryptocurrency with Visa, MasterCard, Uber, and others

Enlarge / Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2017. (credit: Mark Zuckerberg) Facebook is leading a broad coalition of companies and organizations launching a new cryptocurrency, the company announced on Tuesday. The cryptocurrency, called Libra, will be backed by a basket of conventional currencies and other stable assets, preventing the wild price swings that have plagued …

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Are Russian space satellites failing? It’s now harder to find out

Enlarge / Roscosmos Head Dmitry Rogozin before Russian-Chinese talks at the Moscow Kremlin in June. (credit: Mikhail Metzel/TASS via Getty Images) One of the key themes of HBO’s new Chernobyl miniseries is the Soviet Union’s control of information. As the television series shows, the state’s warping of reality had very real consequences in terms of …

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The fourth Industrial revolution emerges from AI and the Internet of Things

Enlarge / Robots making things! (credit: Getty / Ekkasit Keatsirikul / EyeEm) Big data, analytics, and machine learning are starting to feel like anonymous business words, but they’re not just overused abstract concepts—those buzzwords represent huge changes in much of the technology we deal with in our daily lives. Some of those changes have been …

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Cloudflare aims to make HTTPS certificates safe from BGP hijacking attacks

Enlarge (credit: nternet1.jpg by Rock1997 modified.) Content delivery network Cloudflare is introducing a free service designed to make it harder for browser-trusted HTTPS certificates to fall into the hands of bad guys who exploit Internet weaknesses at the time the certificates are issued. The attacks were described in a paper published last year titled Bamboozling …

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First look at Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale – and more tickets added

Language English 18 June, 2019 First look at Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale – and more tickets added Secret Cinema has today announced that further tickets have been added for its previously sold out production: Secret Cinema Presents Casino Royale. And Bond Lifestyle can give you a first look at the amazing sets and action …

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