05/10/2021

Computer Sciences

A framework to enhance deep learning using first-spike times

Researchers at Heidelberg University and University of Bern have recently devised a technique to achieve fast and energy-efficient computing using spiking neuromorphic substrates. This strategy, introduced in a paper published ...

Automotive

GM building giant battery development lab in Detroit suburb

General Motors says it's building a huge new electric vehicle battery lab in Michigan where scientists will work on chemistry to cut costs 60% over current vehicles and allow people to travel 500 to 600 miles (800 to 965 ...

Business

HBO Max unveils Europe rollout

HBO Max—home to cultural touchstones from Batman and Harry Potter to The Sopranos and Friends—detailed the rollout of its streaming service across Europe on Tuesday.

Internet

Why did Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp shut down?

Hundreds of millions of people were unable to access Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for more than six hours on Monday, underscoring the world's reliance on platforms owned by the Silicon Valley giant.

Security

Scandal-hit NSO backs international spyware rules

The Israeli company at the heart of the Pegasus surveillance scandal on Tuesday said it would support international regulation to prevent repressive governments from abusing powerful spyware like its own.

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