UK airports spending millions on military-grade anti-drone tech after Christmas chaos at Gatwick

Gatwick and Heathrow airports have ordered “military-grade anti-drone equipment” worth millions of pounds in a bid to prevent a re-run of the massive disruption caused after suspected drone sightings during Christmas week. The airports saw fit to acquire the cutting-edge anti-drone systems after the British armed forces finally withdrew their detection capabilities from Gatwick this […]

Hit the road Jaсques! Yellow Vests caused millions in damage to French roads, operator claims

French road operator VINCI Autoroutes says it has become the latest victim of the nationwide Yellow Vest protests. It claims weeks of rallies and attacks on highways and facilities resulted in tens of millions of euros in damages. The company reported on Sunday that the wave of demonstrations had affected some 250 of its sites […]

Couple charged in child’s death want millions from Alberta government for their defence

The Alberta couple accused of causing their son’s death by refusing to take the sick boy to a doctor want their trial delayed until the provincial government pays them $ 1 million and puts $ 3 million in trust for defence fees at their upcoming trial.

Database leak exposes millions of two-factor codes and reset links sent by SMS

Enlarge / 2FA via SMS happens worldwide, all. (credit: Raimond Spekking) Millions of SMS text messages—many containing one-time passcodes, password reset links, and plaintext passwords—were exposed in an Internet-accessible database that could be read or monitored by anyone who knew where to look, TechCrunch has reported. The discovery comes after years of rebukes from security […]

The Obamas are worth 30 times more than when they entered the White House in 2008 — here’s how they spend their millions

Pool/Getty Images Barack Obama’s net worth is estimated to be $ 40 million. Aside from the six-figure pension he receives as a former president, Obama has made millions from speaking engagements and his best-selling books. While Obama spends his money in various ways, he loves to donate to charity and take vacations with his wife, […]

Why millions of lasers on a chip could be the future of lidar

Enlarge (credit: Ouster) Dozens of startups are working on lidar, a type of laser sensor that many experts see as essential for fully self-driving cars. In my view, one of the most interesting companies is called Ouster. I first wrote about Ouster back in May, when I explained how it was bucking an industry trend […]

Billionaire Marc Benioff celebrates after San Francisco votes for new tax that will take millions from big tech firms to solve the city’s homelessness crisis

Kimberly White / Stringer Proposition C, a measure which will tax San Francisco’s largest companies in order to combat homelessness, passed on Tuesday. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has been a vocal proponent of Prop C and hailed the victory in a tweet. Prop C would target Salesforce, which Benioff has estimated will pay between $ […]

It's a Bird! It's a Plant! Millions Turn to A.I. to Discover New Species

Imagine you’re a biologist with camera traps in the savanna or samples of algae from a bloom in Florida waterways. If you pinpoint endangered species’ migration corridors, your research could draw the boundaries of a new preserve. Determining which algae are blooming — and why — could have massive public health implications. Either way, the […]

No winners drawn in Saturday night’s Powerball drawing, sending its jackpot soaring over $620 million while Mega Millions is over $1.6 billion

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images There were no winners in Saturday night’s Powerball lottery drawing, putting the jackpot at $ 620 million. No one won the last Mega Millions drawing either, sending its jackpot soaring over $ 1.6 billion. The two jackpots are now worth more than $ 2.2 billion combined. The massive Mega Millions jackpot has […]