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Australian digital-radio-for-railways Huawei project derailed by US trade sanctions against Chinese tech giant

Uncle Sam’s crackdown sparks ‘force majeure event that cannot be overcome’ One of Huawei’s flagship projects in Australia has been called off because, as the state government put it, “trade restrictions imposed by the US government create a force majeure event that cannot be overcome.”… …read more Source:: TheRegister

The best LED floodlights you can buy in 2020 – CNET

Today’s BR30 LED floodlight bulbs are better and more affordable than ever before. Here are the best ones. …read more Source:: CNet

Teaching Science With An Empty Soda Bottle

Creating the next generation of scientists and engineers starts by getting kids interested in STEM at an early age, but that’s not always so easy to do. There’s no shortage of games and movies out there to entertain today’s youth, and just throwing a text book at them simply isn’t going to cut it anymore….

Australian Privacy Foundation labels CLOUD Act-readying Bill as ‘deeply flawed’

The foundation also called the Telecommunications International Production Orders Bill a ‘manifestation of a drip by drip erosion of privacy protection in the absence of a justiciable constitutionally-enshrined right to privacy in accord with international human rights frameworks’. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Coronavirus ventilators: Why one machine is pivotal in the battle against COVID-19 – CNET

As health authorities scramble to get the coronavirus pandemic under control, one device has become a symbol of hope and fear. …read more Source:: CNet

Twitter Discloses Firefox Bug That Cached Private Files Sent or Received via DMs

Social networking giant Twitter today disclosed a bug on its platform that impacted users who accessed their platform using Firefox browsers. From a report: According to Twitter, its platform stored private files inside the Firefox browser’s cache — a folder where websites store information and files temporarily. Twitter said that once users left their platform…

Hacking forum gets hacked for the second time in a year

Forum where hackers sold and bought hacked accounts gets hacked itself. …read more Source:: ZDNet

NASA’s classic worm logo returns for first all-American trip to ISS in years: Are you a meatball or a squiggly fan?

Should boffins keep it old-school space-race era – or embrace the, er, future of the 1970s? NASA has brought back its sleek iconic logo, lovingly named the worm for its curvy red font, in time for its first crewed spaceflight using American rockets in almost a decade.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

New York Finally Legalizes Electric Bikes and Scooters

Included in New York’s tentative budget agreement reached on April 1st is a provision that would legalize throttle-based bikes and scooters. The Verge reports: The budget language almost exactly mirrors a bill that passed the New York State Legislature last year but was inexplicably vetoed at the last minute by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It changes…

White House warns Americans aren’t doing enough to flatten the coronavirus curve in some states – CNET

Social distancing works, but not enough people are doing it in some places, says Deborah Birx, a doctor advising the administration during the COVID-19 pandemic. …read more Source:: CNet