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Critical Zoom vulnerabilities fixed last week required no user interaction

Enlarge (credit: Zoom) Google's Project Zero vulnerability research team detailed critical vulnerabilities Zoom patched last week making that made it possible for hackers to execute zero-click attacks that remotely ran malicious code on devices running the messaging software. Tracked as CVE-2022-22786 and CVE-2022-22784, the vulnerabilities...

More than 1 in 5 COVID survivors may develop long COVID, CDC study suggests

Enlarge / A long-COVID patient in Germany takes a pulmonary function test at Hufeland Clinic's Center for Pneumology. (credit: Getty | picture alliance) More than one in five adults in the US who have recovered from COVID-19 may end up developing a long-term condition linked to the viral infection, according to a study published this...

Prominent ex-Tesla self-driving car exec leaves Apple for greener pastures

Enlarge / A building at Apple Park, the company's Cupertino, California, HQ. (credit: Apple) Apple has reportedly been working on self-driving car technology since 2014, but it has faced a series of prominent employee departures over the past year. As reported Wednesday by Bloomberg, the latest is CJ Moore, who had only just joined...

Microsoft Dev Box will virtualize your Windows development PC in a browser window

Enlarge / A selection of apps from the Microsoft Store. (credit: Microsoft) Among the announcements made at Microsoft's Build developer conference yesterday was a new service for organizations that want to offer preconfigured, virtualized developer workstations on demand. Microsoft Dev Box is intended to simplify the process of getting...

Today’s best deals: PlayStation Days of Play sale, SanDisk storage, and more

Enlarge (credit: Ars Technica) The time has come for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from around the web is led by various deals on PlayStation games and gear. That's because Sony kicked off its annual late-spring "Days of Play" sale, which the company says will run through June 8. In general, the number...

Google urged to stop collecting phone location data before Roe v. Wade reversal

Enlarge / A pro-choice demonstrator in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on May 11, 2022. (credit: Getty Images | Stefani Reynolds) More than 40 Democratic members of Congress called on Google to stop collecting and retaining customer location data that prosecutors could use to identify women who obtain abortions. "[W]e...

The (fossil) eyes have it: Evidence that an ancient owl hunted in daylight

Enlarge (credit: IVPP) An extraordinarily well-preserved fossil owl was described in PNAS this past March. Owls are not new to the fossil record; evidence of their existence has been found in scattered limbs and fragments from the Pleistocene to the Paleocene (approximately 11,700 years to 65 million years ago). What makes this fossil...

Google Hardware’s latest weird defect: Quickly deteriorating phone cases

Enlarge / This is a "pink" case after a few months. (credit: A_Giant_Baguette) Google Hardware's products aim to bring the best of Google's software prowess to the market, but the division sure does have a lot of quality control issues. The latest weird Google Hardware defect is yellowing, warping phone cases. As The Verge reports,...

Lidar reveals networks of pre-Columbian cities and towns in Bolivia

Enlarge / Cotoca, a 125 hectare settlement, sits at the center of a network of causeways linking it to smaller communities. An airborne lidar survey recently revealed the long-hidden ruins of 11 pre-Columbian Indigenous towns in what is now northern Bolivia. The survey also revealed previously unseen details of defensive walls and...

Sick of picking up toys? Dyson’s future home robots want to do it for you

Enlarge / Dyson is trying to get a grasp on home robotics. (credit: Dyson) Dyson today shared its ambitious plans to sell robots that can do your household chores. The company best known for vacuums is in the midst of a massive hiring push as it looks to make consumer robots that roam homes and do more than suck up dust. The company...

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