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RIP Android Things, the Smart Home Platform We All Forgot Existed
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RIP Android Things, the Smart Home Platform We All Forgot Existed

While Google is infamous for killing off its creations, there’s a good chance you’ve never even heard of Android Things—a platform Google launched in 2018 for the Internet of Things. And although Google said last year it was shifting Android Things away from the smart home, it’s now officially pulling the plug on the… Read...

Daily Coronavirus Deaths Top Heart Disease and Cancer Combined
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Daily Coronavirus Deaths Top Heart Disease and Cancer Combined

The coronavirus is becoming the leading cause of death in the United States now that daily death tolls are surpassing those of other leading killers. On Wednesday, COVID-19 killed more than 3,400 people in the country, which is higher than the number of deaths from heart disease (1,700) and cancer (1,600) combined, according to a...

Hackers Reportedly Targeted US Nuclear Weapons Facilities
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Hackers Reportedly Targeted US Nuclear Weapons Facilities

Major Breach Hackers likely linked to Russia have breached a number of federal agencies, including those responsible for the U.S. nuclear weapon stockpile. The recent attack on the National Nuclear Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) seems to be part of a much larger, ongoing attempt to hack critical U.S. infrastructure, according...

Researchers Achieve First “Sustained” Long Distance Quantum Teleportation
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Researchers Achieve First “Sustained” Long Distance Quantum Teleportation

A team of researchers claim to have achieved sustained, long-distance quantum teleportation for the first time. The research could lay the groundwork for “a viable quantum internet — a network in which information stored in qubits is shared over long distances through entanglement” that could “transform the fields of data storage, precision sensing and computing,”...