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A Supercomputer\'s Covid-19 Analysis Yields a New Way to Understand the Virus | Elemental

Covid-19 is like a burglar who slips in your unlocked second-floor window and starts to ransack your house. Once inside, though, they dont just take your stuff they also throw open all your doors and windows so their accomplices can rush in and he...
Google can now scan malicious files for Advanced Protection users - The Verge

Googles Advanced Protection program aims to protect high-profile people who are especially at risk of being targeted by online attacks with extra security features in Chrome, and its adding a new feature
Shopify Employees Stole Some Customer Data - Geeky Gadgets

If youve ever bought something online, you might have used Shopifys online shopping platform. It is a very popular system that many retailers are using, which is why its a bit worrying for customers to hear that the company recently experienced so...
Ring’s latest security camera is a drone that flies around inside your house - The Verge

Ring latest home security camera is taking flight literally. The new Always Home Cam is an autonomous drone that can fly around inside your home to give you a perspective of any room you want when youre not home.
A closer look at Luna, Amazon\'s cloud gaming service | Engadget

Initially, Luna will launch in early access on Fire TV, PC, Mac and iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads. Notably, it wont be available on Android right away.
iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 review: iPhone revolution, iPad evolution - The Verge

ppleApple spells out the significance of its new iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates right in the release notes. iOS 14 updates the core experience of iPhone
Google Maps gets a COVID-19 layer | TechCrunch

Google today announced an update to Google Maps that will bring a new COVID-19 layer to the service to help you better understand the number of cases in a given area.
Wikipedia is getting a new look for the first time in 10 years. Here’s why. – Diff

While Wikipedias content has grown rapidly, our interface has not kept pace.
The mysterious cause of stuttering in the brain - BBC Future

After centuries of misunderstanding, research is finally tying the speech disorder which affects millions of people around the world to certain genes and brain alterations and new treatments may be on the horizon.
Should Twitter tell you if you’ve been following a fake account? – Terence Eden’s Blog

What if Twitter (and Facebook, and MySpace, and TikTok, and Club Penguin) told users that an account they were following has been removed?Would you like to know that the celebrity you were following was actually an unauthorised fan account?
How Trump Unmade U.S. Foreign Policy

For many decades, weve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry, subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military. Weve defended other nations borders while refusing to defend ...
Google Takeout lets you select albums for Flickr transfer - 9to5Google

Google Takeout has long let users export and download local copies of their data. With the Data Transfer Project, Google made it so that you could directly move an image library to a third-party service. Google Takeout now lets you select specific Ph...
You can now stream your Xbox One games to your Android phone for free - The Verge

Microsoft opens up Xbox remote play streaming to everyone with new Android app beta
Boeing gearing up for 787 move to South Carolina: sources | Reuters

Boeing Co BA.N is nearing a decision to shift more 787 Dreamliner production to South Carolina, industry sources said, a cost-cutting strategy accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic that would deplete its iconic factory north of Seattle.
Eviction startup gets gig workers to help landlords kick people out - Business Insider

Civvl has posted job listings across the US aiming to recruit an army of gig workers to help facilitate evictions, as first reported by Vice's Motherboard, which describes the startup as
Internet: Old TV caused village broadband outages for 18 months - BBC News

An unnamed householder in Aberhosan, Powys, was unaware the old set would emit a signal which would interfere with the entire village's broadband.
Down the 1619 Project’s Memory Hole - Quillette

Whatever the exact occasion for the changes, the Times did not disclose its edits or how they obscured one of the most controversial claims in the entire 1619 Project. They simply made the problematic passages disappear, hoping that nobody would noti...
In Ironic Twist, Google’s Pro-Privacy Move Boosted U.S. Antitrust Probe — The Information

Google has taken a lot of heat for violating peoples privacy. Now it could get in trouble for trying to protect it.
Facebook Tried to Limit QAnon. It Failed. - The New York Times

The social network tried cracking down on the spread of the conspiracy theory and other extremist material. But QAnon groups are still flourishing on the site.
Iranian hacker group developed Android malware to steal 2FA SMS codes | ZDNet

The malware could steal 2FA SMS codes for Google accounts. Also contained vague functionality to do the same for Telegram and various social networks.
Scoop: How the Oracle-TikTok deal would work - Axios

The deal, in the form of a 20-page term sheet agreed to in principle by the companies, would give Oracle unprecedented access and control over user data as well as other measures designed to ensure that Americans' data is protected, according to the ...
Trump to block downloads of TikTok, WeChat on Sunday

At the Presidents direction, we have taken significant action to combat Chinas malicious collection of American citizens personal data, while promoting our national values, democratic rules-based norms, and aggressive enforcement of U.S. laws and...
Nvidia\'s Arm deal might hit a snag with China - CNN

The battle between the United States and China for control of critical technology could doom a record-breaking deal for British chip designer Arm.
Credential Harvesting Attacks Take Aim at Video Meeting Apps | Hacking | TechNewsWorld

Users of Zoom and other video conference tools should be aware of the growing risk of impersonation attacks. Even the use of other video platforms to keep in touch with friends on a social level now poses higher security risks.
US will ban WeChat and TikTok downloads on Sunday - CNN

In addition, the Department said, it will be illegal to host or transfer internet traffic associated with WeChat beginning Sunday. The same will be true for TikTok as of Nov. 12, it said.
Google pulls India’s Paytm app from Play Store for repeat policy violations | TechCrunch

We have these policies to protect users from potential harm. When an app violates these policies, we notify the developer of the violation and remove the app from Google Play until the developer brings the app into compliance, wrote Suzanne Frey, V...
TikTok and Oracle deal could be approved by Trump despite resistance from Republicans - The Washington Post

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is seeking to push through a TikTok deal that would enable the wildly popular app to retain some Chinese ownership, despite significant national security concerns from some lawmakers, other agencies and President Tru...
Facebook’s first ‘smart glasses’ will be Ray-Bans, coming next year - The Verge

Facebook says its first pair of consumer smart glasses will be releasing next year as a branded Ray-Ban product,
Oracle’s TikTok Bid Leaves Open Some U.S. Security Concerns - Bloomberg

Oracle Corp.s bid for TikTok falls short of resolving concerns of Trump administration officials that the Chinese-owned video-sharing app poses a risk to U.S. national security, according to people familiar with the matter.
Why is Apple acting like an Asshole? · Jesse Squires

Today Apple announced at their media event that the final public release of iOS 14 ships tomorrow, which came as quite a shock to all third-party developers.
When you browse Instagram and find former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott\'s passport number

This particular former PM had just posted a picture of his boarding pass on Instagram (Instagram, in case you dont know it, is an app you can open up on your phone any time to look at ads).
Why We Don\'t Like Our Underground House - Dengarden - Home and Garden

I don't want to imply that all underground houses are like ours. I truly hope that they are not. Did we get a lemon? If so, we have not been able to make lemonade.
Facebook announces $4.3 million grant for small businesses in India, introduces support for gift cards | TechCrunch

More than a third of small and medium-sized businesses on Facebook in India expect cash flow to be a challenge for them as they navigate through the coronavirus pandemic in the next few months
Binance sued for allegedly facilitating money laundering with \'lax KYC\'

Plaintiffs are claiming that its weak KYC requirements and high daily withdrawal limit facilitated the laundering of $60 million stolen from the exchange. The lawsuit was filed in the Northern District of California by representatives of Fisco crypto...
Nvidia’s $40 billion Arm acquisition is about bringing AI down from the cloud - The Verge

AI is the most powerful technology force of our time. Its the automation of automation, where software writes software, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang told journalists during a press call this morning.
Why remote-learning company Acellus is making parents livid

Schools embraced an online learning program called Acellus because it promised convenience. Now, parents are cleaning up the mess.
Whistleblower Says Facebook Ignored Global Political Manipulation

In the three years Ive spent at Facebook, Ive found multiple blatant attempts by foreign national governments to abuse our platform on vast scales to mislead their own citizenry, and caused international news on multiple occasions
Epic says that Sign in with Apple for Fortnite will still work after all | iMore

In a tweet sent out from Fortnite's Status account on Twitter, the company has announced that Apple has reversed course on removing Sign in with Apple support for the Fortnite app on iOS.
Startup Ideas for Inspiration - Pixelswithin Blog

If you know me, you know I am an idea machine when it comes to fun side projects. Here is a growing collection of all the ideas Ive had for startups and other ventures. Feel free to take one and run with it!
Native American Burning And California\'s Wildfire Strategy : NPR

Now, with wildfires raging across Northern California, joining other record-breaking fires from recent years, government officials say tackling the fire problem will mean bringing back
Ami, the tiny cube on wheels that French 14-year-olds can drive | Road transport | The Guardian

At first glance, Citrons new Ami, a playful polypropylene cube on wheels with an unashamedly Toytown aesthetic, seems hardly the kind of car to excite the passions of Frances drivers. But, perhaps because it is not a car, that is just what it is d...
The Logic Of Bell Curve Leftism - The Weekly Dish

This genetic reality in fact, the very idea of nature existing at all is currently a taboo topic on the left.
Fortnite Maker Tim Sweeney On Apple and Google: \'These Monopolies Need To Be Stopped\' : NPR

From his perch in Cary, North Carolina, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has launched a war against Silicon Valley powerhouses Apple and Google.
WSU smart factory with robots aims to improve manufacturing | The Wichita Eagle

The facility will include a full-scale production line and labs exploring smart factory capabilities. The university and Deloitte hope the factory will spark a conversation about how businesses can accelerate sustainable operations.
Google says it’s eliminating Autocomplete suggestions that target candidates or voting | TechCrunch

The company says that it will now remove any Autocomplete predictions that seem to endorse or oppose a candidate or a political party, or that make a claim about voting or the electoral process.
Opendoor Said In Talks to List Via Social Capital II Merger - Bloomberg

Social Capital II, the blank-check company led by chairman Chamath Palihapitiya, is discussing raising fresh equity to help fund the transaction with prospective investors, said some of the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are...
Xbox Series X launches on November 10th for $499 - The Verge

Microsoft is launching its Xbox Series X console on November 10th for $499. Preorders for the new console will begin on September 22nd, with the company also offering the Xbox Series X through its Xbox All Access program.
5 most annoying website features I face as a blind person every single day | The Big Hack

These are the five most annoying inaccessible web elements I face as a blind screen reader user every day, and how to fix them.
How to Escape From a Volcano Eruption | WIRED

But it would also put you in Pompeii in time to experience a 5.9 magnitude earthquake, the first of many, and watch the black cloud rise from Mount Vesuvius as the mountain began to erupt 1.5 million tons of molten rock per second
\'I\'m a Coffin Confessor. I Tell People\'s Secrets From Beyond the Grave\'

I was to interrupt the funeral when his best friend was reading the eulogy and to tell his best friend to sit down and shut up. Then I was to explain to everyone that I had something to say on the behalf of the deceased.
Apple hires former Hulu/Quibi Hollywood exec as it explores Apple TV+ bundle deals - 9to5Mac

In addition to expanding the amount of content on the service, Apple has shown an interest in bundling Apple TV with other properties. In August, the company launched a heavily-discounted Showtime CBS combo subscription for Apple TV members
Xbox Series S is official, tiny and will only cost $299 | Engadget

After a flurry of leaks, Microsoft has been forced to prematurely confirm the existence of a second next-generation console: the Xbox Series S.
BBC - Travel - Why the French love to complain

In France, a complaint is an appropriate and frequent conversation starter but the appropriateness of when, to whom and about what to complain is a delicate art.
Is Spotify killing the top 40? — Quartz

Something is happening to the way Americans listen to music. The most popular songs appear to be getting a little less popular.
Could a Tree Help Find a Decaying Corpse Nearby? | WIRED

On a body farm, researchers are exploring whether the nutrients from human cadavers can change the look of plants, which authorities might use to locate missing persons.
Why Fukuyama was right all along - UnHerd

revolutions are never created by poor people. They are actually created by middle-class people. They are created by people who are educated to have opportunities. But these opportunities are blocked by the political or economic system. It is the gap ...
New test lets some people view Instagram stories directly through Facebook - The Verge

Some Facebook users have recently noticed that they can now watch their Instagram stories right from within the main social network app. Facebook has long allowed (and encouraged) cross-posting of Instagram stories to Facebook to help build momentum ...
Facebook’s Political Ad Ban Also Threatens Ability to Spread Accurate Information on How to Vote — ProPublica

Two months out from Election Day, Facebooks changes to its political ad rules cause additional problems for the government officials running the vote.
Time flies, relatively speaking | Christopher Bray | The Critic Magazine

To be sure, life in general does seem to speed up as you age. But particular moments can slow or even still the flow. The passing of a partner or a parent or, God forbid, a child will put the brakes on time no matter how old you are.
Japan on Track to Introduce Flying Taxi Services in 2023 - IEEE Spectrum

Last year,Spectrum reportedon Japans public-private initiative to create a new industry around electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicles(eVTOLs)and flying cars.
Fast typing: keyboard layouts - CodeFaster

I thought wpm would be the metric to determine the fastest keyboard layout. Its not. What matters? RSI, Repetitive Stress Injury.
SoftBank unmasked as ‘Nasdaq whale’ that stoked tech rally | Financial Times

SoftBank is the Nasdaq whale that has bought billions of dollars worth of US equity derivatives in a move that stoked the fevered rally in big tech stocks before a sharp pullback on Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter.
More than 175 current, former law enforcement officials endorse Joe Biden, slam Trump as \'lawless\' president | Fox News

Meanwhile, the retired chief of the Madison, Wis. Police Department, Noble Wray, slammed Trump as a lawless president.Its ironic that a lawless president claims to be the law and order president, Wray said. We are at a crossroads with this ...
Apple App Store Draws New Scrutiny in Japan, Epicenter of Gaming - Bloomberg

Epic Games Inc.s decision to sue Apple Inc. over its mobile store practices has sparked new scrutiny in the massive Japanese gaming market, prompting complaints and questions about how to counter the tech giants dominance.
High-flying drone drops weed over Tel Aviv - Reuters

A drone dropped packets of what looked like cannabis over a main square in Tel Aviv on Thursday after activists seeking to legalize the drug in Israel promised free weed from the air on social media.
Barr Ignores Lawyers’ Calls to Go Slow on Google Antitrust Case - The New York Times

The Justice Department plans to bring an antitrust case against Google as soon as this month, after Attorney General William P. Barr overruled career lawyers who said they needed more time to build a strong case against one of the worlds wealthiest...

Facebook, citing its policies against voter fraud, will take down a video of President Trump suggesting people vote twice in North Carolina
Trump’s TikTok deal has an algorithm problem - The Verge

TikToks high-profile search for a US buyer is hitting a roadblock after weeks of public negotiations and months of national security debates.
Amazon to create 10,000 new permanent jobs in U.K. this year

Amazon has announced that it expects to create 10,000 new permanent jobs in the U.K. during 2020.
Covid-19 Vaccine Early Data Expected by September 15, But How Effective Will a Shot be?

Covid-19 Vaccine Early Data Expected by September 15, But How Effective Will a Shot be?
Ship carrying 43 crew members, nearly 6,000 heads cattle capsizes off Japan | Fox News

A search was underway Thursday after a cargo ship carrying nearly 6,000 cattle from New Zealand to Chinacapsized during stormy weather.
Game of Thrones showrunners reveal massive new Netflix sci-fi drama |

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have announced their next TV series.
Twitter is now rolling out a new way to find quote tweets for all users - 9to5Mac

Twitter has been testing a new way to let users easily find quote tweets by separating them from regular retweets. The company confirmed today that this feature is now being rolled out to all users around the world.
Apple Targets 75 Million 5G IPhones for Fall Product Blitz - Bloomberg

Apple Inc. has asked suppliers to build at least 75 million 5G iPhones for later this year, roughly in line with last years launch, in a sign that demand for the companys most important product is holding up in the midst of the global pandemic and ...
How to Learn Everything: The MasterClass Diaries

MasterClass seems to offer everything: from writing seminars with over a dozen famous authors to celebrity-driven inspiration to take my hobbies further. Clearly, all I was missing were the right teachers, filmed professionally and beamed into my liv...
Immortal Beloved – Letters of Note

After his death in 1827, the following love letter was found amongst the personal papers of Ludwig van Beethoven, penned by the composer over the course of two days in July of 1812 while staying in Teplice. The letters unnamed recipientBeethoven...
Amazon spies on staff, fires them by text for not hitting secretive targets, workers \'feel forced to work through pain, injuries\' – report • The Register

Amazon is famous for its extreme efficiency yet behind the curtain is a crippling culture of surveillance and stress, according to a study by the Open Markets Institute.
Microsoft working with Walmart on TikTok deal - Axios

Microsoft is working with Walmart on its efforts to buy TikTok's U.S. business from China's ByteDance, Axios has learned from multiple sources close to the process
Facebook Employees Frustrated With Zuckerberg After Kenosha

Following days of violence and civil unrest, Facebook employees wonder if their company is doing enough to stifle militia and QAnon groups stoking violence on the social network.
Apple blocks Facebook update that called out 30-percent App Store ‘tax’ - The Verge

Apple blocked Facebook from informing users that Apple would collect 30 percent of in-app purchases made through a planned new feature, Facebook tells Reuters.
Scientists build army of 1 million microrobots that can fit inside a hypodermic needle - CNET

A four-inch wafer of silicon has been turned into an army of one million microscopic, walking robots, thanks to some clever engineering employed by researchers at Cornell University in New York.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine: Eliminate daylight saving time

Public health and safety would benefit from eliminating daylight saving time, according to a position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Author Vicky Osterweil Talks \'In Defense of Looting\' After Kenosha Uprising : Code Switch : NPR

that the small business owner must be respected, that the small business owner creates jobs and is part of the community. But that's actually a right-wing myth.
Halo fitness band and app: Amazon\'s entry into the fitness space is ambitious, but odd - CNET

Amazon's new health service and fitness band offers a new take on health metrics that includes a body fat analysis using your phone's camera and voice analysis to determine how you sound to others.
Black Lives Matter pushes Japan to confront racism - BBC News

Black Lives Matter pushes Japan to confront racism
Powell’s says it won’t sell books on Amazon anymore: ‘We must take a stand’ -

Powells Books says it wont sell on Amazon anymore, declaring that the online retail giant undermines communities by siphoning business from the real world and replacing it with internet commerce.
Emilia Clarke says double standard existed with \'GOT\' wardrobes

Emilia Clarke is claiming that a double standard existed on the set of
NASA images of hurricane Laura and the California wildfires

NASA has released images of Hurricane Laura in the south and of the California wildfires, which bring the scope of the weather events into focus.
First complete dinosaur skeleton ever found is ready for its closeup at last

The first complete dinosaur skeleton ever identified has finally been studied in detail and found its place in the dinosaur family tree, completing a project that began more than a century and a half ago.
Disney, Universal and SeaWorld say California theme parks ready to reopen – Orange County Register

Disney, Universal and SeaWorld officials say Southern California theme parks are ready to reopen as soon as the state issues guidelines for safely swinging open the gates of the major tourist destinations.
LA Lakers and Clippers voted to boycott rest of NBA season -- reports - CNN

August 26 was a historic day for professional sports in the US, with athletes banding together to stand against racial injustice and refusing to play in games across the country. following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine appears to work as well in older adults in early study - Reuters

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine appears to work as well in older adults in early study