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Fisker Inc. has ‘completely dropped’ solid-state batteries

Henrik Fisker, of electric vehicle startup Fisker Inc, discussed his decision to abandon attempts to create a solid-state battery, and instead to partner with suppliers like Foxconn. In an interview with The Verge, he was quoted as saying: “It’s the kind of technology where, when you feel like you’re 90 percent there, you’re almost there, …

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Nvidia nerfs RTX 3060 mining, “GeForce is made for gaming”

In an unusual move, Nvidia has released drivers that reduce the performance of its flagship graphics card, the RTX 3060, when used for cryptocurrency mining. For the past few years, the graphics card market has been affected by the prevalence of cryptocurrency mining. Gamers have had to compete with miners for the latest and greatest …

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Hacked water plant re-used TeamViewer passwords

According to the state of Massachusetts, employees of the Oldsmar water treatment plant shared a TeamViewer password to log in to an unfirewalled Windows 7 machine to remotely access Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. These shortcomings show the lack of rigor towards security in critical infrastructure. Massachusetts officials wrote: “The unidentified actors accessed …

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