An earthquake of a 4.2 magnitude rocked the city of San Fernando, Los Angeles, at about 4:29 am on Thursday July 30, 2020. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake’s center was 1.3 miles from Pacoima, and 1.4 miles north-east of San Fernando.
From startups to major defense contractors, there is a scramble to deny airspace to drones, to hijack drones digitally, to control drones physically and to shoot drones down. Anti-drone measures range from simple blunt force, 10-gauge shotguns, to the poetic: well-trained hawks.
The new system allows users to deliver their disposable cellphones by mail, using a free pre-paid envelope. Its destination is a recycling company called Ateliers du Bocage.
AMD stock jumped 16.5% thanks to its next-gen 7-nm Ryzen 4000 chips. Intel failed to cope and saw its stock losing 16.2% on July 24, 2020. 7-nanometer refers to the size of a single transistor, which is referred to as next-generation chips.
The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy to figure out how to fairly compensate thousands of survivors of alleged sexual abuse who accuse the Scouts of neglecting to protect them.
Ransomware attacks on universities have become common. In 2019 alone, 89 U.S. universities, colleges and school districts became victims of such attacks, followed by at least 30 in the first five months of 2020.
Mortgage rates in the United States went down below 3%, which is the lowest level in history, leading to an increase in home buying demand. According to the data released by Freddie Mac on Thursday July 16 2020, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to 2.98%. A year ago, its rate was 3.81%.
On Wednesday July 15, 2020, several twitter accounts were hacked. The list includes celebrities such as Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden. In what is apparently a large-scale bitcoin scam, the accounts posted similar tweets asking for donations.
An iPhone user has sued LinkedIn on Friday July 10 2020 in San Francisco federal court for allegedly spying on Apple users. Oddly, the lawsuit was filed in the same day in which a Russian citizen was convicted of hacking LinkedIn and Dropbox in 2012.
The Algerian skulls belong to freedom fighters who had resisted to the French colonial forces in 1830. They were exhibited in Paris as a racial specimen.
The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of Finland has found small amounts of radioactive isotopes of cobalt, caesium and ruthenium in Helsinki.
Miles Davis Album reflects the balance between chaos and precision, past and present. It helped to redefine jazz and had an enormous impact on music.
COVID-19 causes similar symptoms to the flu. Fever is the most common symptom, occurring in almost 88% of cases, while a dry cough is the next most common.
The Gates Foundation is the largest funder of the WHO after the U.S. It shapes the global health agenda in a way that has been described as a “cartel”.
U.S. calls for collaborating with an international coalition that lends strength and legitimacy when responding to cyber attacks.