netpipe December 20, 2020

Green Car Congress – Canada releases national Small Modular Reactor action plan

The Register – DeepMind’s latest protein-solving AI AlphaFold pretty much cracks biology’s 50-year conundrum

The Register – New study: DNS spoofing doubles in six years … albeit from the point of naff all

The Register – QEMU brings back its one-OS-a-day virtual advent calendar

The Register – You’re going to need to unwrap and rewrap those Pi-400 holiday gifts. There’s a new Raspberry Pi OS Update

The Register – Seagate says it’s designed two of its own RISC-V CPU cores – and they’ll do more than just control storage drives

The Register – Japan pours millions into AI-powered dating to get its people making babies again

CBC | Canada News – What transporting ice cream across Canada tells us about vaccine logistics

CBC | Canada News – 1976 U.S. swine flu vaccination program may offer lessons for COVID-19 pandemic

Hack a Day – How Researchers Used Salt to Give Masks an Edge Against Pathogens

New Scientist – – New Scientist – How is China beating covid-19 and are the reported numbers reliable?

New Scientist – – New Scientist – Google’s AI can keep Loon balloons flying for over 300 days in a row

Engadget – Tesla may offer remote access to your car’s Autopilot cameras

Engadget – Volkswagen may release a small EV for as little as $24,000

Engadget – DeepMind’s latest AI breakthrough can accurately predict the way proteins fold

Engadget – Maserati says all of its cars will be hybrid or fully electric in five years

Engadget – Google AI is now piloting Loon’s internet-beaming balloons

Engadget – The Ravn X is a 55,000-pound drone for launching satellites

Engadget – Tesla cuts Full Self-Driving upgrade price by $1,000 for some customers

Engadget – CRISPR gene editing shows promise for sickle cell disease

Engadget – Apple’s 2021 Mac CPU roadmap reportedly includes 32-core chips

Engadget – ‘Spider-Man: Miles Morales’ combines ray tracing and 60FPS in new PS5 mode

Engadget – Ray tracing will come to more games with a new Vulkan SDK

Engadget – MacBook Pro M1 review (13-inch, 2020): Pro, but only to a point

Engadget – F1 engine makers are testing sustainable fuel

Engadget – Google AI team demands changes after Dr. Timnit Gebru’s departure

Engadget – Skype’s latest update uses AI to make group calls less awkward

Ars Technica – Kazakhstan spies on citizens’ HTTPS traffic; browser makers fight back

Ars Technica – One of the Internet’s most aggressive threats could take UEFI malware mainstream

Ars Technica – New RISC-V CPU claims recordbreaking performance per watt

Ars Technica – Quantum device performs 2.6 billion years of computation in 4 minutes

Ars Technica – High-end SATA SSD shootout: Samsung 860 Pro vs. Kingston DC500M

Ars Technica – US diplomats’ brain injuries may be from covert microwave attack, experts say

Ars Technica – FDA authorizes use of a nonprescription home COVID test

Ars Technica – As the world quieted down in 2020, Raspberry Shakes listened

Ars Technica – Jeremy Bulloch, the original Boba Fett, has passed away

Ars Technica – Battery prices have fallen 88 percent over the last decade

Slashdot – NVIDIA Launches GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, Sets a New Gaming Performance Bar At $399

Slashdot – New Electric Cars Have Problems In Latest Consumer Reports Survey

Slashdot – Singapore Becomes First Country To Approve Lab-Grown Meat

Slashdot – Reversal of Biological Clock Restores Vision In Old Mice

Slashdot – New RISC-V CPU Claims Recordbreaking Performance Per Watt

Slashdot – YouTube and Peacock are Now Streaming James Bond Films For Free

Slashdot – LG Developing Sliding Doors Made of Transparent OLED Displays

Slashdot – Scientists Say They Have Come Up With a Potential Way To Make Oxygen On Mars

Slashdot – Adobe Releases the Last Flash Update Ever

Slashdot – Tesla Full Self-Driving System’s Beta Developer Settings Leaked

Slashdot – Apple Shifts Leadership of Self-Driving Car Unit To AI Chief

Slashdot – Microsoft’s Latest Windows 10 Test Builds Includes Promised x64 Arm Emulation

Slashdot – Hyundai Motor Buys 80% of Robotics Firm Boston Dynamics

Slashdot – Drug Reverses Age-Related Mental Decline Within Days

Slashdot – Creator of DirectX Dies at Age 55

Slashdot – Are Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles the Future of Autos?

Slashdot – FDA Approves Genetically Engineered Pigs

Slashdot – FDA Authorizes 1st Home Coronavirus Test That Doesn’t Require A Prescription

Slashdot – High-Frequency Traders Push Closer To Light Speed With Cutting-Edge Cables

Slashdot – Academics Turn RAM Into Wi-Fi Cards To Steal Data From Air-Gapped Systems

Slashdot – Facebook Said It’s Developing A Tool To Read Your Brain

Slashdot – Boring Company Proposes Massive Vegas Expansion Following Monorail Bankruptcy

Slashdot – FDA Panel Endorses Moderna’s Coronavirus Vaccine

Slashdot – A Successful Experiment Gets Us One Step Closer To a Quantum Internet

Slashdot – Australian ‘Super Seaweed’ Supplement To Reduce Cattle Gas Emissions Wins $1 Million International Prize

Hacker News – Ruffle – A Flash Player emulator written in Rust

Hacker News – Undeleting a file overwritten with mv

Hacker News – Raspberry Pi Used to Hack Tesla Model X

Hacker News – Why is Apple’s M1 chip so fast?

Hacker News – A Plan 9 C Compiler for RISC-V

Hacker News – A chain cuts through a capsized cargo ship filled with cars

Hacker News – Mesa 20.3 released with out-of-the-box support for Arm’s Mali Bifrost GPUs

Hacker News – Gustave – Embedded OS kernel fuzzer

Hacker News – A tool for recovering passwords from pixelized screenshots

Hacker News – Innovative universal flu vaccine shows promise in first clinical test

Hacker News – Qt 6.0

Hacker News – ImHex – A Hex Editor

Hacker News – UK warns people with serious allergies to avoid Pfizer vaccine

Hacker News – Show HN: Open-source Face Recognition on Raspberry Pi 3/4

Hacker News – Pfizer-Biontech vaccine data stolen in cyber attack

Hacker News – Uhubctl – control USB power per-port on smart USB hubs

Hacker News – How Pfizer Delivered a Covid Vaccine in Record Time

Hacker News – HermiTux – A Linux binary-compatible unikernel

Hacker News – Apple M1 vs. Ryzen 3900X vs. Intel I9 in Software Development

Hacker News – Pornhub just purged all unverified content from the platform

Hacker News – The Most Complete List of Legally Free Python Books (Updated 2021)

Hacker News – The Atari 2600 Webserver

Hacker News – I3: Improved Tiling Window Manager

Hacker News – bspwm: tiling window manager that represents windows as leaves of a binary tree

Hacker News – Transmits AM radio on computers without radio transmitting hardware

Hacker News – Global chip shortage threatens production of laptops, smartphones and more

Hack a Day – A SNES, Ray Tracing

Hack a Day – Basics Of Remote Cellular Access – Choosing a Modem

Hack a Day – Remoticon Video: How to 3D Print onto Fabric with Billie Ruben

Blog – Hackaday – DIY Induction Heater Draws 1.4 kW And Gets Metal Hot

Blog – Hackaday – RC Lawn Mower Cuts With Impunity

Hacker News – SuperRT – Realtime Raytracing on the SNES

Nano Patents and Innovations – Stretchable Micro-Supercapacitors to Self-Power Wearable DeviceS

Big Think – Scientists find the “magic number” that links forces of the universe

Hack a Day – FM Radio from Scratch using an Arduino

Hack a Day – Slot Machine Has a Handle on Fun

Hack a Day – 3D Printed Rigid Chain Mechanism

Hack a Day – SLA 3D Printed Vortex Cooled Rocket Engine

Hack a Day – Slick DIY Compound Bow Uses Coiled Springs, Toothbrush Heads

Hack a Day – Tunes You Can Eat

Hack a Day – An Easy DIY Pedal Set For Racing Sims

EurekAlert! – Breaking News – Scientists reveal regions of the brain where serotonin promotes patience

Hacker News – FlashFloppy: Open-source Firmware for floppy emulators

Engadget – The EPA confirms the 2021 Mustang Mach-E can run up to 300 miles

PhysOrg.com – latest science and technology news stories – Researcher zeroes in on critical point for improving superconductors

Home – Raspberry Pi 4 demonstrates Vulkan 3D graphics conformance

New Scientist – – New Scientist – AI can turn spoken language into photorealistic sign language videos

New Scientist – – New Scientist – CRISPR gene editing of brain cells might prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Big Think – Vegans are more likely to suffer broken bones, study finds

Big Think – Diamonds have been created at room temperature in a lab

Hack a Day – TinyTacho: Rotational Speed Measurement Without The Bulk

Blog – Hackaday – Building A Mask To Induce Lucid Dreaming

Blog – Hackaday – Cleaner Laser Cutting With a 3D-Printed Nozzle

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