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Leap seconds cause chaos for computers — so Meta wants to get rid of them

Since 1972 there have been 27 leap seconds: additional seconds added to the world’s common clock — Coordinated Universal Time or UTC — to...

VW starts ID.4 production in Tennessee, promising cheaper EVs

The Volkswagen ID.4 electric crossover SUV is now being built at the German automaker’s vehicle factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It’s the company’s first EV...

GM just secured enough cathode material for 5 million electric vehicles

General Motors needs a lot of cathode active materials (CAM) if it’s to reach its goal of making enough electric vehicles to become a...

Dell is getting out of the phone syncing game

Remember when everyone wanted to own your phone and your laptop? Dell’s finally tossing in the towel (via Windows Central). On a support page, Dell...

Amazon’s best-selling new charcoal grill is… the Pixel Buds Pro?

Prepping for a summer cookout? If you head over to Amazon right now, you can pre-order the retailer’s hottest new charcoal grill: the Google...

Anti-vax dating site exposed data for 3,500 users through ‘debug mode’ bug

Unsurprisingly, it seems like the type of people who shun vaccinations are not great at preventative cybersecurity either. As reported by the Daily Dot, “Unjected”...

Best Buy is testing a tiny digital-first store that opens its doors Tuesday

Best Buy is opening a digital-first, small-format store on Tuesday in Monroe, North Carolina, that takes a very different approach than most of its...

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