• Picnic, an online supermarket that delivers groceries in 125 Dutch and German cities, raises €250M, plans to build a new automated distribution center (DutchNews.nl)
  • Korean crypto exchange Upbit confirms it has lost 342K of ether worth ~$49M, suspends deposits/withdrawals, says losses will be covered with its own assets (Wolfie Zhao/CoinDesk)

The Case For Portland-To-Vancouver High-Speed Rail

At the Cascadia Rail Summit outside Seattle, a fledgling scheme to bring high-speed rail from Portland to Vancouver found an enthusiastic reception. Gregory Scruggs writes via CityLab: Only 175 miles separate Portland from Seattle. Then it’s another 140 miles north to Vancouver, British Columbia. The three Pacific Northwest cities, which together form the Cascadia megaregion, are currently served by Amtrak service that tops out at 79 mph, shares track with…


Most of the Largest US Voting Districts Are Vulnerable To Email Spoofing

Researchers at Valimail found that only 5% of the largest voting counties in the U.S. are protected against email impersonation and phishing attacks. TechCrunch reports: Researchers at Valimail, which has a commercial stake in the email security space, looked at the largest three electoral districts in each U.S. state, and found only 10 out of 187 domains were protected with DMARC, an email security protocol that verifies the authenticity of…


Snapdragon XR2 Chip To Enable Standalone Headsets With 3K x 3K Resolution, 7 Cameras

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Road to VR: Qualcomm today announced Snapdragon XR2 5G, its latest chipset platform dedicated to the needs of standalone VR and AR headsets. The new platform is aimed at high-end devices with support for 3K x 3K displays at 90Hz, along with integrated 5G, accelerated AI processing, and up to seven simultaneous camera feeds for user and environment tracking. While XR1 was made…


Woman left with white patches of chemically burned skin ‘after using £6 DIY bleach’

A YOUNG woman was left with horrific burn patches after £6 hair dye seared through her skin. Brunette Annaliese Fox, from New South Wales, Australia, suffered third degree chemical burns after using the DIY bleach on her long dark hair. The 20-year-old needed skin grafts on the back of her head and neck after the […]


BotConf 2019 Wrap-Up Day #2

The second day is over. Here is my daily wrap-up. Today was a national strike day in France and a lot of problems were expected with public transports. However, the organization provided buses to help attendees to travel between the city center and the venue. Great service as always 😉

[The post BotConf 2019 Wrap-Up Day #2 has been first published on /dev/random]

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