News and Updates

How to Turn Off Amazon Sidewalk

Wired - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 06:22
The company is enlisting your Echo and Ring devices into an internet-sharing mesh network starting Monday. It's not too late to opt out.
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Weber’s New Smoker Makes Some Mighty Tasty Meats

Wired - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 06:00
Weber’s second take on a pellet smoker delivers delicious results. Be prepared to clean your cooker more frequently, though.
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Could Brain Training Help Address Police Brutality?

Wired - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 06:00
New neuroscience-based technologies aim to improve decisionmaking under pressure. But solving systemic problems will take a lot more than that.
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Amazon, Spotify, Reddit and Twitch are DOWN

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 05:35
Millions of users across the world have reported problems trying to access web pages, with Netflix, Twitch and news websites including the BBC, CNN and the Guardian hit by the problem.
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Alarming images reveal the different types of facial reactions related to face masks

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 05:28
The team from King's College Hospital, London looked at all forms of facial PPE, including face shields, visors, safety glasses, surgical masks and respirators.
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Deathloop and the Radical Necessity of 2 Black Leads

Wired - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 05:00
Building games that reflect the diversity of the real world is nothing new to the team at Arkane Studios. But this project presented unique challenges.
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The Colorful, Costly World of Custom Keyboard Enthusiasts

Wired - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 05:00
Hobbyists spend hours building their own personalized rigs, while others drop thousands of dollars on a bespoke board. The hype is only getting bigger.
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Archaeology: CHICKENS lived longer in Iron Age as they were seen as sacred and not food

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 04:37
The first method for reliably finding the age of fowl that live thousands of years ago was developed by researchers led from the University of Exeter.
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Going Medieval Is a Great Entry Point Into Colony Sims

Wired - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 04:00
The game lets you build a new post-plague civilization in 14th-century England, and it’s been topping Steam charts—for good reason.
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This Plastic Phone Case Could Biodegrade Within 2 Years

Wired - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 04:00
Most plastics take hundreds of years to decompose. This one, from case maker Pivet, harnesses the power of hungry microbes.
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Your Clothes Spew Microfibers Before They’re Even Clothes

Wired - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 04:00
The clothing supply chain releases some 265 million pounds of microfibers that wash into the environment each year.
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What Really Happened When Google Ousted Timnit Gebru

Wired - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 03:00
She was a star engineer who warned that messy AI can spread racism. Google brought her in. Then it forced her out. Can Big Tech take criticism from within?
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YouTube launches TikTok copycat 'Shorts' in the UK

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 02:51
The YouTube Shorts feature was first tested in India and the US, but is finally available to budding content creators in the UK from today.
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iPhones will MUTE work emails out of the office to tackle burnout in iOS 15 software update 

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 02:41
The Focus setting, announced at the World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC) in Cupertino, California, lets users setup their device to only allow certain people to reach them.
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Underwater avalanche off West Africa kept moving for two days

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 02:18
The event happened underwater in Congo Canyon, a deep submarine canyon leading away from the mouth of the Congo River, on Africa's west coast.
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Scientists are examining whether Tibetan MONKS can provide tips for space travel 

Daily Mail UK - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 01:54
The research includes more than 100 practising monks and has been approved by the Dalai Lama, according to the team from Moscow State University.
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E-scooter drivers 'prone to alcohol-fuelled risk taking', study says

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 06/07/2021 - 15:55
E-scooter drivers are prone to alcohol-fuelled risk taking, such as kerb jumping, the analysis of e-scooter injuries in the German city of Berlin reveal.
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Vegetarians and pescatarians are up to 73% less likely to develop severe Covid-19

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 06/07/2021 - 15:30
Eating a plant-based diet reduced the risk of severe Covid-19, say the team from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland who looked into diet and Covid-19 severity.
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Apple's new macOS will now let users drag and drop between their Macs AND iPads 

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:36
Apple announced that its new Mac operating system, macOS Monterey, will have a feature that lets people drag and drop files between both devices, blurring the lines between the Mac and iPad.
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'Glacier blood' caused by microalgae could help scientists understand climate change

Daily Mail UK - Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:35
Glaciers atop the French Alps are covered in blood, experts say. The red snow is caused by a microalgae that blooms when carbon dioxide levels increase, which could help scientists study climate change.
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