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Patent talk: Apple proposes speaker-illusion gift of enhanced audio

What about enjoying enhanced virtual surround sound audio? That is a gift to the ears that has been proposed by inventors at Apple, in the form of a patent filing focused on a type of audio system, fundamentally, virtual ...

Energy & Green Tech

Researchers create a roadmap to better multivalent batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are recognized for their high energy density in everything from mobile phones to laptop computers and electric vehicles, but as the need for grid-scale energy storage and other applications becomes more ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Study finds new inroads in fast charging for lithium-ion batteries

Perhaps the most frustrating limitation of owning an all-electric car is how long it takes to fully charge the battery. For a Tesla, for example, it takes about 40 minutes to charge it to 80% capacity using the most powerful ...

Consumer & Gadgets

EU agrees single charger standard, in blow to Apple

European officials on Tuesday agreed the text of a proposed EU law imposing a standard charger for smartphones, tablets and laptops sold in the bloc, in a blow to Apple.

Computer Sciences

Few-shot learning AI accurately 'senses' home appliances

NIALM (Non-Intrusive Appliance Load Monitoring) can "sense" appliances using electrical power. NIALM is used in homes and small buildings. For this, NIALM can require hundreds of labeled power signal images from each appliance ...

Business

Read this before installing extensions to your web browser

When Amazon offered recently to pay Prime members $10 to download its Assistant browser extension, Jeremy Tillman, who runs the ad-blocking software Ghostery, took notice. He likened it to that sweetheart deal when the Dutch ...

Security

US charges suspect linked to notorious ransomware gang

A man who authorities say participated in a ransomware campaign that extracted tens of millions of dollars from victims has been charged in the United States, the Justice Department announced Thursday.

Internet

For Americans, mobile devices top for news: survey

Americans rely on their mobile devices for online news far more than desktop or laptop computers, building on a trend that began several years ago, a survey showed Wednesday.

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