Tech Today w/ Ken May

Archive for May 16th, 2017

A trove of more than 560 million login credentials has been exposed by a leaky database, researchers revealed on Tuesday, including email addresses and passwords stolen from as many as 10 popular online services. Read more…

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This morning, Wired magazine published an early look into Apple’s brand new spaceship campus. The giant circle features the kinds of ridiculous details you might expect from Apple, like sliding glass doors that weigh 440, 000 pounds each and 9, 000 trees supposedly durable enough to survive the forthcoming climate… Read more…

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On March 24th, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet was joined by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The outing was fairly routine, but this amazing footage captured by Pesquet gives all of us stuck here on Earth an amazing first-person look of what it’s like to be an… Read more…

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 Computex is right around the corner. While we don’t generally cover PC component updates, this leak about Intel’s plan is interesting. The company is apparently about to unveil a new lineup of desktop CPUs with a new high-end Core i9 CPU with 12 cores. Intel’s plans leaked on AnandTech’s board. It looks like some employee or partner took a photo of a PowerPoint… Read More

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slew writes: Okay, this isn’t Aliens 2, but hardware chain Lowe’s is “outfitting employees with a simple exoskeleton to help them on the job, ” reports The Verge. “The company has partnered with Virginia Tech to develop the technology, which makes lifting and moving heavy objects easier. The non-motorized exoskeletons are worn like a harness, with carbon fiber rods acting as artificial tendons — bending when the wearer squats, and springing back when they stand up. Lowe’s has issued four of the custom-built suits to employees at a store in Christiansburg, Virginia. The equipment has been in use for over a month and the company says early feedback is extremely positive. ‘[Employees] wear it all day, it’s very comfortable, and it makes their job easier, ‘ says Kyle Nel, the director of Lowe’s Innovation Labs, adding that Lowe’s is working with scientists from Virginia Tech to conduct a proper survey of the technology’s usefulness. ‘It’s early days, but we’re doing some major studies, ‘ he says.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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