Study: Ants are “immune” to traffic jams

Enlarge / Black ants marching along the stem of a leaf. Unlike humans, ants don’t experience traffic jams, even at high densities. (credit: Bosca78/Getty Images) Ants are notoriously much better than humans at organizing their collective traffic flow when foraging for food, but how they manage to do so isn’t …

Read More »

White House kicks infosec team to curb in IT office shakeup

Enlarge / The White House is kicking its information security team to the curb. (credit: Prasit photo / Getty Images) An internal White House memo published today by Axios reveals that recent changes to the information operations and security organizations there have left the security team in tumult, with many …

Read More »

Tesla made a profit of $143 million in Q3 2019 on record deliveries

Enlarge / Workers on cranes install the Tesla logo at the new Gigafactory in Shanghai, China. (credit: VCG | Getty Images) Between June and September 2019, Tesla delivered 97,000 electric vehicles to customers. That’s a new record for the decade-old carmaker and a strong performance for its Model 3 sedan; …

Read More »

Samsung patches fingerprint vulnerability in the Galaxy S10, Note10

The Samsung Galaxy S10. [credit: Ron Amadeo ] Samsung is issuing a patch for the Galaxy S10 and Note10, which both had fingerprint-reader flaws that were exposed last week. The phones’ in-screen fingerprint sensors would unlock seemingly for anyone and required simply placing a clear silicon phone case over top …

Read More »

Google can’t fulfill all Stadia preorders for Nov. 19 launch

The hardware you get with the $129.99 Stadia “Founder’s Edition.” Google has announced that it won’t be able to fulfill all preorders for its Google Stadia streaming service in time for its previously announced November 19 launch date. The company’s carefully worded launch announcement last week technically hinted at that …

Read More »