New system recovers fresh water from power plants

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A new system devised by MIT engineers could provide a low-cost source of drinking water for parched cities around the world while also cutting power plant operating costs. About 39 percent of all the fresh water withdrawn from rivers, lakes, and reservoirs in the U.S. is earmarked for the cooling needs of electric power plants … Read more

The Crew 2 Closed Beta from May 31 to June 4

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The Crew 2, the sequel to the 2014 title, The Crew, will be having a closed beta from May 31 to June 4 across PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Those who get into the beta will have access to the first level of the progression system and get to compete in the first four … Read more

iOS 11.4 will reportedly make it harder for cops and robbers to extract data from your iPhone

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Researchers at digital forensics software firm Elcomsoft have discovered an interesting security feature that’s slated to become available in the next version of iOS; and could make it harder to extract data from your stolen or seized iPhone. It’s called USB Restricted Mode, and it basically locks down the data connection over the Lightning port … Read more

Branch raises $70M Series B from Trinity Ventures, a16z, and others to expand its mobile lending platform that offers loans between $2 and $1000 in Africa (Connie Loizos/TechCrunch)

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Branch raises $ 70M Series B from Trinity Ventures, a16z, and others to expand its mobile lending platform that offers loans between $ 2 and $ 1000 in Africa You don’t hear of many $2 loans in the United States, where $2 won’t buy you more than a chocolate bar. But in cities like Lagos, … Read more

Netflix banned from competing at Cannes Film Festival

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Netflix has been banned from competing in the Cannes Film Festival, according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter. Theirry Fremaux, the head of Cannes, told THR last week the ban is because Netflix refuses to release its films in theaters, choosing instead to debut them on its streaming service and, in some rare cases, … Read more