Molecule-level ‘CT scans’ could lead to faster drug discovery

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Molecule-level ‘CT scans’ could lead to faster drug discovery polesnoy via Getty Images Scientists like to use x-rays when determining chemical structures to develop drugs, but it’s an agonizingly slow process. As they need large, pure crystals, it can take weeks or…

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VW starts work on its first large-scale EV factory

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VW starts work on its first large-scale EV factory Roberto Baldwin/Engadget VW’s grandiose electric car plans just became more tangible. The automaker has started building its first group-wide, large-scale EV production factory in Anting, about 19 miles west of Shanghai. When it’s…

The latest Xprize winner harvests drinking water from the air

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The latest Xprize winner harvests drinking water from the air Skysource/Skywater Alliance Judges have chosen the winner of the Water Abundance Xprize, and it might just be vital to solving some of the world’s most difficult shortages. The Skysource/Skywater Alliance has earned…

Pioneer of Central Washington cryptocurrency boom falls on hard times

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Pioneer of Central Washington cryptocurrency boom falls on hard times By Paul Roberts, The Seattle Times Oct. 19–For one of the biggest names in Central Washington’s bitcoin boom, 12 months has made a world of difference. Last October, Giga Watt was on…

Facebook reportedly aims to buy a ‘major’ cybersecurity company

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Facebook reportedly aims to buy a ‘major’ cybersecurity company David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Facebook is still reeling from the hack that exposed 29 million users, but it may have a solution: go shopping. Sources talking to The Information claim that…

NYPD pulls 2,990 body cameras after one catches fire

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NYPD pulls 2,990 body cameras after one catches fire AP Photo/Mary Altaffer The NYPD’s plan to outfit every officer with body cameras has run into trouble. The department has pulled about 2,990 Vievu LE-5 cameras across the city after one officer’s camera…

Oppo is the latest to be caught cheating on phone benchmarks

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Oppo is the latest to be caught cheating on phone benchmarks Engadget Chinese You can add another big name to the list of phone makers found cheating on benchmarks. UL Benchmarks has delisted Oppo’s Find X and F7 phones from its 3DMark…

Google Gboard’s floating keys make your giant phone more comfortable

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Google Gboard’s floating keys make your giant phone more comfortable Jon Fingas/Engadget Google is giving you the power to make its mobile keyboard float and to move it anywhere you want to. No need to chant Wingardium Leviosa — it’s Le-vi-O-sa, by…

Audi delays E-Tron SUV by a month over software bugs

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Audi delays E-Tron SUV by a month over software bugs Roberto Baldwin/Engadget Audi’s E-Tron SUV has seemingly been in development for ages, but you’re going to have to wait longer still to see it on the road. The automaker has delayed the…

Antiwar Movement Spreads among Tech Workers

Antiwar Movement Spreads among Tech Workers

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Antiwar Movement Spreads among Tech Workers Resistance to U.S. militarism is growing in an unlikely place, the tech industry. The New York Times reported last week that at “Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Salesforce, as well as at tech start-ups, engineers and technologists are increasingly…

Pioneer of cryptocurrency boom falls on hard times

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Pioneer of cryptocurrency boom falls on hard times For one of the biggest names in Central Washington’s bitcoin boom, 12 months has made a world of difference. Last October, Giga Watt was on a scorching upward trajectory. With prices for bitcoin and…

After Math: Paying more for less

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After Math: Paying more for less The rent is too damn high unless you’re living in a van down by the river, medical care routinely puts people into bankruptcy, gas prices are still floating around $3 a gallon nationwide and Senator Ted…

How to Use Your Existing Phone Overseas

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How to Use Your Existing Phone Overseas By Geoffrey Morrison This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full blog here. Having a…

Ephrata, Washington Imposes Year-Long Ban on New Cryptocurrency Mining Operations

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Ephrata, Washington Imposes Year-Long Ban on New Cryptocurrency Mining Operations The city of Ephrata, Washington, will halt new crypto mining developments in the city for the next 12 months, Eastern Washington and North Idaho daily newspaper The Spokesman Review reports Friday, Oct….

Electric cars could store energy in their carbon fiber bodies

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Electric cars typically need larger, denser batteries if they’re going to meet the range expectations of people used to gas-powered vehicles, but available space and weight limit the size of that battery. Researchers might have a solution: turn the very body of…