Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology report resorting to a doughnut-shaped active material within a lithium-sulfur battery that could prove to be an effective alternative to lithium-ion batteries, with higher energy density and lower production costs. The team turned to lithium-sulfide cathodes and graphite anodes to make the lithium-sulfur batteries more practical.
The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled an anti-vaping campaign aimed at teens that includes messaging in 10,000 school bathrooms and on websites and employs geofencing to target young people in schools. The push spotlights the dangers of chemicals used in vaping liquids, with cautionary video ads across social including YouTube, Instagram and Spotify.
As many as 14 million records were exposed in a breach of the GovPayNet website, security expert Brian Krebs reports. At least six years' worth of data, including addresses and the last four digits of payment cards, were leaked on the website, which manages online payments for government agencies.
Sony will release a PlayStation Classic bundle in December that will include 20 popular games and two controllers. The bundle is priced at $99.99 and will include titles such as "Tekken 3," "Final Fantasy VII" and "Ridge Racer Type 4."
Google added the Work Insights tool to G Suite, allowing users to gain insight into G suite deployments. "This insight can help executives identify opportunities to strengthen collaboration and reduce silos," says G Suite's Reena Nadkarni.
IBM created a cloud-based tool that can detect bias in artificial intelligence systems and offer explanations for decisions AI services make. The cloud tool can also recommend additional data to eliminate bias in AI decisions.
Telstra's next regional center launch of 5G service will be focused on smart cities, says Executive Director Channa Seneviratne. The company has not yet revealed where the regional center will be.
Google's upcoming 7-inch LCD touch-screen smart display, dubbed the Home Hub, will be available this fall for $149. Notably, the display weighs a little more than a pound, making it as light as the standard Google Home.
Experts have proposed several options to address the skills gap in cybersecurity, suggesting government intervention with programs such as a Cyber ROTC program or Cybersecurity Peace Corps, where students would receive cybersecurity training in exchange for work in the public sector or with nonprofits, respectively. Congress also proposed a bill called the New Collar Jobs Act that would offer student debt relief for those entering the cybersecurity industry.
Pinterest has teamed up with influencer shop Obviously as a launch partner for its new influencer marketing initiative, which seeks to match brands and influencers and provide clear performance metrics. "We're always looking for ways to help businesses extend their reach," said Pinterest's David Temple.
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