Replacing JavaScript: How eBay Made a Web App 50x Faster With WebAssembly

"Online marketplace eBay has revealed how it boosted performance of a demanding web app by 50x using WebAssembly, " reports TechRepublic: The "astonishing" speed-up after switching from a...

Mexico City residents carry fake iPhones to turn over to muggers

An increase in armed muggings have caused a spike in sales of dummy smartphones that on first glance look real. (You can buy one from Amazon for around...

Intel’s Core i9-9900KS CPU can run all eight cores at 5GHz

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NASA officially orders its first segment of a lunar space station

Maxar has been selected to build and fly the first element of NASA’s lunar Gateway. (credit: <a ... G2Reader / kenmay /

How the World’s First Digital Circuit Breaker Could Completely Change Our Powered World

This week the world's first and only digital circuit breaker was certified for commercial use. The technology, invented by Atom Power, has been listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the...

FDA safety scandal: 50K hidden reports of heart device malfunctioning

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In A World First, Scientists Change Snail’s Shell-Coiling Direction With CRISPR

"Most snails are 'righties'. Now scientists have found genes that can change the shell coiling direction, " writes the New York Times. ( Non-paywalled version here ) ...

Stronger than aluminum, a heavily altered wood cools passively

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Intel’s gaming laptop prototype is a dual-screen PC with a point

Intel's Open House event at Computex was filled with <a href="https://www.engadg... G2Reader / kenmay /

How to Get the Beautiful ‘Quake II RTX’ Re-release for Free

The classic first-person shooter Quake II is getting re-released with some awesome graphical updates. Better yet, it’ll be completely free for you to download starting on June 6—though you’re...