Tech Tri­umphs and Tragedies

A monthly snap­shot of what’s good and bad in tech

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TRI­UMPHS

COM­PUTER IN DUST MOTE

Re­searchers at the Univer­sity of Michi­gan have built a “com­puter” that’s 0.3mm per side. The Michi­gan Mi­cro Mote mea­sures tem­per­a­ture.

VIR­GIN GA­LAC­TIC IN “SPACE”

A test flight achieved 1,832mph and an al­ti­tude of 170,800 feet, reach­ing into the meso­sphere, or near space.

WIN­DOWS SMART RE­BOOTS

Ma­chine learn­ing will be used in the next Win 10 up­date to con­trol when your ma­chine up­dates and re­boots; it’ll learn when you use it the least.

TRAGEDIES

HACKER STEALS $5M

A stu­dent hi­jacked 40 phones us­ing a SIM swap­ping scam to steal cryp­tocur­ren­cies and sell so­cial me­dia ac­counts.

GOOGLE BOWS TO CHI­NESE

Google is de­vel­op­ing a search en­gine for China that can be cen­sored by the state.

VIRUS STOPS PRO­DUC­TION

TSMC had to halt pro­duc­tion for more than a day af­ter a virus at­tack on its ma­chines; it makes sil­i­con for Ap­ple and Qual­comm.

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