Googling for Gut Symptoms Predicts Covid Hot Spots, Study Finds – This Week in Tech

Googling for Gut Symptoms Predicts Covid Hot Spots, Study Finds

Internet searches on gastrointestinal symptoms predicted a rise in Covid-19 cases weeks later, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found, demonstrating a novel early warning system for hot spots of the pandemic disease…


A Sheriff Launched an Algorithm to Predict Who Might Commit a Crime. Dozens of People Said They Were Harassed by Deputies for No Reason

A central Florida sheriff built an algorithm meant to predict which people in his jurisdiction were likely to commit a crime in the future…


Tesla Can Detect Aftermarket Hacks Designed to Defeat EV Performance Paywalls

The battle between automakers and aftermarket tuners is a war that has been waged for quite some time. While some manufacturers have embraced the movement, others are still fighting to protect their vehicles from being altered after they leave the factory, even going as far as encrypting vehicle ECUs to prevent tuners from fiddling with things. Electric vehicles have opened up a new front—manufacturers like Tesla can now create lower- and higher-performance versions of the exact same car using nothing but software…


Drones Find Signs of a Native American ‘Great Settlement’ Beneath a Kansas Pasture

Specially equipped drones flying over a Kansas cattle ranch have detected the buried remnants of a horseshoe-shaped ditch made more than 400 years ago by ancestors of today’s Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, scientists say…


Akira-Like Electric Superbike Concept Provides Glimpse Into the Future

In the same way that Tesla tapped into popular culture with its incredibly successful Cybertruck unveiling, concept vehicles are usually designed to ignite the imagination and give people a glimpse into a future that’s influenced by real and fictional futuristic designs that came before it…


Microsoft Finds Underwater Datacenters Are Reliable, Practical and Use Energy Sustainably

Earlier this summer, marine specialists reeled up a shipping-container-size datacenter coated in algae, barnacles and sea anemones from the seafloor off Scotland’s Orkney Islands…


Ami, the Tiny Cube on Wheels That French 14-Year-Olds Can Drive

The vehicle is cheap and the reactions from the pavement are a bonus, from the disbelieving double-take or uncontrolled giggle to the frankly envious where-do-I-get-one-of-those (plus the odd pitying stare, but then this is Paris)…

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