3D Printing Media Network: [Updating] Italian hospital saves Covid-19 patients lives by 3D printing valves for reanimation devices

3D Printing Media Network: [Updating] Italian hospital saves Covid-19 patients lives by 3D printing valves for reanimation devices. “Many have been asking what the implications of the current Covid-19 pandemic are going to be on additive manufacturing as an industry. The relationship between coronavirus and 3D printing is not entirely clear, mostly because we are very far from understanding what the long, medium and even short terms implications of the pandemic are going to be on global supply chains.”

ReviewGeek: The 7 Best Raspberry Pi Alternatives for Bigger (and Smaller!) Projects

ReviewGeek: The 7 Best Raspberry Pi Alternatives for Bigger (and Smaller!) Projects. “Raspberry Pi computers are inexpensive, powerful, and supported by a vast community of fans. But if your project requires hardware options that don’t exist on the Pi, then it’s time to shop for a new SBC (single board computer). Here are some of our favorites.”

Wired: How a Hacker’s Mom Broke Into a Prison—and the Warden’s Computer

Wired: How a Hacker’s Mom Broke Into a Prison—and the Warden’s Computer. “John Strand breaks into things for a living. As a penetration tester, he gets hired by organizations to attack their defenses, helping reveal weaknesses before actual bad guys find them. Normally, Strand embarks on these missions himself, or deploys one of his experienced colleagues at Black Hills Information Security. But in July 2014, prepping for a pen test of a South Dakota correctional facility, he took a decidedly different tack. He sent his mom.”

TechCrunch: Honeywell says it will soon launch the world’s most powerful quantum computer

TechCrunch: Honeywell says it will soon launch the world’s most powerful quantum computer. “‘The best-kept secret in quantum computing.’ That’s what Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) CEO Ilyas Khan called Honeywell‘s efforts in building the world’s most powerful quantum computer. In a race where most of the major players are vying for attention, Honeywell has quietly worked on its efforts for the last few years (and under strict NDA’s, it seems). But today, the company announced a major breakthrough that it claims will allow it to launch the world’s most powerful quantum computer within the next three months.”

TechHive: Google is ‘aware’ of buggy Bluetooth for Home and Nest speakers and working on a fix

TechHive: Google is ‘aware’ of buggy Bluetooth for Home and Nest speakers and working on a fix. “For months, users of Google’s Home and Nest speakers have been complaining that their devices can’t hold a steady Bluetooth connection to a phone or an external speaker, and now Google says it’s looking for a fix.”

Engadget: It took Google months to patch a serious Android security flaw

Engadget: It took Google months to patch a serious Android security flaw. “Google has patched a critical security flaw that affects millions of Android devices with chipsets from MediaTek, XDA Developers revealed today. The vulnerability is a rootkit lodged in the CPU’s firmware. It allows a simple script to root Android devices that use nearly any of MediaTek’s 64-bit chips, so it has compromised hundreds of budget and mid-range smartphone, tablet and set-top box models, XDA says.”

ProPublica: Some Election-Related Websites Still Run on Vulnerable Software Older Than Many High Schoolers

ProPublica: Some Election-Related Websites Still Run on Vulnerable Software Older Than Many High Schoolers. “A ProPublica investigation found that at least 50 election-related websites in counties and towns voting on Super Tuesday — accounting for nearly 2 million voters — were particularly vulnerable to cyberattack. The sites, where people can find out how to register to vote, where to cast ballots and who won the election, had security issues such as outdated software, poor encryption and systems encumbered with unneeded computer programs. None of the localities contacted by ProPublica said that their sites had been disrupted by cyberattacks.”