One of the least fun jobs when writing a scientific paper is coming up with a motivation. It should be easy and fun: look at this awesomely cool thing we did—aren’t the results interesting? Instead, we typically have to claim to reveal the secrets of the Universe, cure cancer, or protect the public. Preferably all three at the same time.
A recent paper (PDF) on using Wi-Fi as an environmental sensor has some really exciting results. But my heart shrunk three sizes after reading the following: “Traditional baggage check involves either high manpower for manual examinations or expensive and specialized instruments, such as X-ray and CT. As such, many public places (i.e., museums and schools) that lack of strict security check are exposed to high risk.”
As I said, the research is totally cool. It's just not likely to ever help with security unless molesting people with hip replacements is your version of improved security.
The Tesla founder says it seemed like "better karma" to offer $420 to take the car maker private.
Mylan’s life-saving epinephrine auto-injector EpiPen now has a generic rival, the Food and Drug Administration triumphantly announced.
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA now has FDA approval to market a direct generic competitor of the device, as well as a version for pediatric patients, a generic EpiPen Jr. Both products are used in emergency situations to auto-inject a dose of epinephrine into a person’s thigh to thwart deadly allergic reactions, namely anaphylactic shock.
The approval comes years after Mylan outraged patients and lawmakers by ruthlessly hiking the price of its product by more than 400 percent. Mylan purchased the rights to EpiPen in 2007 and gradually raised the list price from about $50 per auto-injector to slightly over $600 for a two-pack. The move boosted EpiPen profits to $1.1 billion a year. In step, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch saw her salary soar by millions, reaching nearly $19 million in 2015—a point lawmakers hammered her for during a House Oversight committee hearing in September of 2016.
The midsize truck segment is heating up again after a long period of cooling off and we're curious how the newest kid on the block can compare to more established competitors.
Trendy addresses are also being used to convince people to invest.
This marks the first big US carrier partnership for OnePlus.
The lawsuit focuses on an exception made for traditional dealerships, which Tesla does not use.
Time for cyber-security firm to pull up the baggywrinkle?
Security slinger Symantec is facing a bruising battle with activist investor Starboard Value, which has nominated five directors to the security firm's board after having amassed a 5.8 per cent shareholding.…
Commentary: It was a rough day. My nephew hit me in the balls with a tetherball. Also, my Twitter account was hacked. Hear my tale of woe.
Nuro's driverless pods won't show up until the fall, though -- it'll be a self-driving Prius before then.
There's talk of a big one, a less-expensive one and one with three rear cameras.
With a bunch of styling tweaks and a little extra performance, it could be the answer to your dad's case of late-middle-age ennui.
The Shelby GT adds a little style and a dash of power for a bunch more money.
Here’s what people at the annual "hacker summer camp" think you need to do.
The smart speaker with a display will be out for the holiday season, the report says.
A fan allegedly downloaded 90GB of secure files and accessed customer accounts.
It's turtles all the way down
The British government this week unveiled plans for an ambitious AI simulator to be used to test self-driving cars. It's part of a stated mission to make the UK the world's leading destination for testing autonomous vehicles.…
This weight machine has the strength of a bodybuilder, fits on your wall and could get you in shape faster than the gym.
Will the fourth time around be the biggest change ever?
You’re not paranoid if they’re really out to get you
The TUC, a federation of trade unions in England and Wales, is lobbying to gain a legal right to be consulted on surveillance in the workplace, as it opened up on staffers’ growing concerns about their bosses snooping on them.…