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Former Mixer Employee Calls Out Racism In Management

Over the weekend, former Mixer employee Milan Lee shared a blog describing his experiences with racism while working at Microsoft’s streaming platform, which was shut down today as part of a deal between Microsoft and Facebook. Lee’s post included allegations that he was singled out for being one of the few Black…Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Racism, Xbox, Kotaku Core, Mixer, Milan Lee, Facebook Lee


Japan's New Fugaku Supercomputer Is Number One, Ranking in at 415 Petaflops

Japan’s Riken institute has ripped through prior records on computing speed, with its brand-new Fugaku supercomputer performing 2.8 times more calculations per second in a biannual speed ranking than the previous record holder, the IBM system at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Technology, Computers, Computing, Ibm, Supercomputers, RIKEN, Fugaku


Porco Rosso Is Hayao Miyazaki's Most Underrated Masterpiece

It’s pretty safe to say that if you’re an io9 reader, you’ve probably seen at least one Hayao Miyazaki movie (and likely more). Along with the legendary Studio Ghibli, the anime production company he co-founded, Miyazaki has made some of the greatest and most celebrated animated movies ever. But there’s one film of…Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Animation, Anime, Pigs, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Porco Rosso


The Biggest Privacy Changes Coming to iOS in 2020

Apple never misses a chance to brand itself as a tech company that puts our privacy before its profits—and this year’s annual developer conference was no exception. By the time the virtual keynote wrapped up earlier today, the company announced a slew of new privacy-protective tech that’d be rolled into the newest…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Privacy, Wwdc


U.S. Army Soldier Charged With Plotting to Attack His Own Unit With Neo-Nazi Satanists

A U.S. Army soldier has been charged with plotting an attack on his own unit in coordination with the Order of Nine Angles (O9A), a somewhat obscure white supremacist and Satanist group.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Crime, War, Surveillance, Fbi, Terrorism, US military, Army, Al Qaeda, US Army, Far Right, U S Army, Neo Nazis, Right Wing Extremism


The Inciting Incident of Star Wars' High Republic Is a Horrifying Technological Disaster

New war, same as the old war. We’re so used to Star Wars’ cyclical saga at this point, we were just waiting for The High Republic to reveal some ancient evil or lingering secret Imperial force that could put its generation of Jedi at their peak to the test. Turns out, thankfully, that’s not the case: what the Jedi are…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Imperial, Jedi, Del Rey, Hyperspace, Star Wars The High Republic, Holdo Maneuver


Bolsonaro silent as Brazil passes 50,000 deaths; global cases reach 9 million – as it happened

China halts imports from food plant where 481 tested positive; South Africa hits 100,000 cases; New York shops reopen; Lisbon brings back lockdown restrictions. This blog is closedHalf of US states see spike as officials warn first wave far from overSouth Korea has Covid-19 second wave as Israel ponders new lockdownWHO reports record daily rise in cases worldwideBrazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to coronavirus 12.12am BST We’ve launched a brand new blog at the link below – hea...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Saudi Arabia, China, Israel, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology


Coronavirus: Bolsonaro silent as Brazil passes 50,000 deaths; global cases reach 9 million – as it happened

China halts imports from food plant where 481 tested positive; South Africa hits 100,000 cases; New York shops reopen; Lisbon brings back lockdown restrictionsHalf of US states see spike as officials warn first wave far from overSouth Korea has Covid-19 second wave as Israel ponders new lockdownWHO reports record daily rise in cases worldwideBrazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to coronavirus 12.12am BST We’ve launched a brand new blog at the link below – head there for the lates...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, Saudi Arabia, China, Israel, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology


Coronavirus live news: Saudi Arabia closes borders to hajj attendees as global Covid-19 cases pass 9m

Texas ‘wide open for business’; WHO urges dexamethasone steroid boom; South Africa infections top 100,000. Follow the latest updatesHalf of US states see spike as officials warn first wave far from overSouth Korea has Covid-19 second wave as Israel ponders new lockdownBarcelona opera reopens with performance for nearly 3,000 potted plantsSee all our coronavirus coverage 12.11am BST Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. My name is Helen Sullivan and I’ll be b...
Tags: Texas, Science, Saudi Arabia, Israel, US, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Korea, Brazil, Who


UK to launch world's largest genetic study into chronic fatigue syndrome

Research aims to shine a light on condition that is believed to affect 250,000 people in UKThe world’s largest genetic study into chronic fatigue syndrome is to be launched in the UK after receiving £3.2m of funding from the Medical Research Council and National Institute for Health Research.The research aims to shine a light on the debilitating long-term condition, about which little is known, by collecting DNA samples from 20,000 people who have CFS, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Medical Research Council, ME / Chronic fatigue syndrome, National Institute for Health Research The


Male survivors of Covid-19 asked to give plasma for treatment trials

Men who have fought off virus have higher levels of antibodies in their blood than womenCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMen who have recovered from Covid-19 are being asked to donate plasma to be used to treat sick patients in trials because they have higher levels of virus-fighting antibodies in their blood than women.Convalescent plasma is being trialled around the world as a possible treatment for the disease. It contains antibodies generated by the immune systems ...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


A Special Effects Company Built a Robotic Dolphin so Aquariums Won't Have to Keep Real Ones in Captivity

You don’t need to have seen documentaries like The Cove to feel uneasy about whales, sharks, and dolphins being held captive in tiny tanks at aquariums and theme parks. But instead of eliminating those experiences completely, which can help educate the public about these creatures, robots, like this self-contained …Read more...
Tags: Science, Dolphins, Robotics, Robot, Captivity, Aquariums, Edge Innovations


1,600+ Googlers Call on Company to Kick Cops Off Gmail, End All Other Police Contracts

In its enviable tradition of employee dissent, Googlers have used this moment of civil unrest to reassess their company’s relationship to police. The verdict, according to over 1,600 of them, is that there shouldn’t be one.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Techwontbuildit, Googlers Call on Company


The World Still Sucks, but at Least Bear Cam Is Back

At Earther, we stan the bears. Bears are good, especially when they are fat. They are the hero we all need. That’s why I’m excited to announce that Alaska’s Katmai National Park has set up its live bear cams for the summer. You know what that means: bears, bears, and more bears.Read more...
Tags: Science, Alaska, Bears, Katmai National Park, Bear Cam Bear Cam, Bless These Bears


Does Your Blood Type Affect Your Risk of Covid-19?

An intriguing study published last week found a link between covid-19 severity and having type A blood; type O blood, on the other hand, was linked to a lower chance of severe illness. But it’s unlikely that any potential connection between covid-19 and blood type will be very relevant to the average person.Read more...
Tags: Science, Genetics, Blood, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Microsoft Is Killing Mixer and Moving Everything to Facebook Gaming

Despite signing a number of major streamers including Ninja and Shroud, Microsoft’s livestream platform Mixer just couldn’t break through. So starting today, Microsoft is moving all of Mixer’s content over to Facebook Gaming before Mixer gets shut down completely on July 22. Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Facebook, Games, Science, Microsoft, Streaming, Livestreaming, Consumer Tech, Mixer, Facebook Gaming, Mixer Is Dead, Shroud Microsoft


Everything Apple Tried to Kill at WWDC 2020

Apple has no problem taking its sweet time developing its take on popular software and hardware features. And, WWDC is usually when Apple takes the stage to let its competitors know it’s got its sights set on murder. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Wwdc 2020


Leaked Benchmarks Suggest Next Surface Laptop 4 Ships With AMD CPUs

At its big product showcase last fall, Microsoft introduced the first Surface Laptop powered by an AMD CPU. But now, based on some leaked benchmarks, it appears Microsoft might double down on its use of AMD chips in the upcoming Surface Laptop 4. Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Surface, Leaks, Rumors, Amd, Laptops, Consumer Tech, RYZEN, Surface Laptop, Ryzen 4000, Surface Laptop 4


Get a Premium Clean at a Wallet-Friendly Price With Today's Best Dyson Deals

Featured Deal: Dyson Big Ball Multi-Floor Canister Vacuum | $300Read more...
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Police Tried to Take a Protester's Prosthetic Legs After Macing Him, Witnesses Say

After a directive from Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther to “immediately stop the use of tear gas and pepper spray” on peaceful protesters, a rally in Ohio’s capital appears to have included not only the use of such chemical agents, but also, according to eyewitnesses, involved uniformed officers removing and attempting…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ohio, Police Brutality, Black Lives Matter, Columbus, COLUMBUS Ohio, Andrew Ginther, Hargus, Double Amputee


Leaked Benchmarks Suggest Next Surface Laptop 4 Ship with AMD CPUs

At its big product showcase last fall, Microsoft introduced the first Surface Laptop powered by an AMD CPU. But now, based on some leaked benchmarks, it appears Microsoft might double down on its use of AMD chips in the upcoming Surface Laptop 4. Read more...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Surface, Leaks, Rumors, Amd, Laptops, Consumer Tech, RYZEN, Surface Laptop, Ryzen 4000, Surface Laptop 4


Michael Keaton Could Play Bruce Wayne Again for The Flash Movie

Funny thing about Infinite Earths to have crises on. Anyone could show up.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Warner Bros, The Flash, DC Entertainment, Michael Keaton, Ezra Miller, Flashpoint, Andy Muschietti


The Next Version of macOS is Called Big Sur and It's Getting a Very iOS Facelift

It’s a very different year for Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and not only because it’s all taking place online. We’re finally starting to see the company’s mobile operating systems overshadowing its desktop software, and in addition to bringing more mobile apps to its computers, we’re starting to see the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Software, Wwdc, Big Sur, macOS, Wwdc 2020


Inside the brains of psychopaths

How are the brains of psychopaths wired differently? In this video, psychologist Kevin Dutton, neuroscientist (and psychopath himself) James Fallon, and professor of psychiatry Michael Stone take the wiring apart. In neurotypical people, the amygdala and the orbitofrontal cortex inhibit one another to allow for reasonable, moral decision-making. Psychopaths don't have that mechanism. Up to 80% of who a psychopath will turn out to be is down to environment. Intelligence, natural aggressiven...
Tags: Psychology, Decision Making, Science, Crime, Relationships, Neuroscience, Intelligence, Empathy, Mental Health, Brain, Personality, Innovation, Fear, Violence, Emotions, Psychopath


Coronavirus live news: Bolsonaro silent as Brazil passes 50,000 deaths; global cases reach 9 million

China halts imports from food plant where 481 tested positive; New York shops and bars reopen; Lisbon brings back lockdown restrictionsWorkers return as New York enters phase two of reopeningSouth Korea has Covid-19 second wave as Israel ponders new lockdownWHO reports record daily rise in cases worldwideBrazil losing a generation of indigenous leaders to coronavirusUK coronavirus updates – live 7.25pm BST Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau on Monday pushed back against pressure from air...
Tags: Europe, New York, Science, China, Israel, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Canada, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Korea, Brazil


It's Official: The Mac Is Transitioning to Apple-Made Silicon

Apple officially announced that it will move away using Intel processors in its computers and to its own custom-designed chips, and it says those processors will be faster than Intel’s and consume less power. The company is designing a family of SoCs for their Mac product line, so there will now be a common…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Intel, Processors, ARM, Cpus, Wwdc 2020, Apple Made Silicon


This Man Sees Numbers as Squiggles

A man’s baffling inability to see certain numerical digits might provide insight into how our brains work. According to the scientists who have studied him, the nature of his condition—which makes him see spaghetti-like shapes in place of the numbers 2 through 9—suggests that our brains can recognize complex concepts…Read more...
Tags: Science, Neuroscience, Brains, Numbers


Satellite Reveals Massive Saharan Dust Cloud Over the Atlantic Ocean

A dust cloud measuring began to drift across the Atlantic last week. It’s a development that could stall the formation of dangerous tropical storms in what’s expected to be an active season, at least for the time being.Read more...
Tags: Science, Atlantic, Meteorology, Dust, Atmospheric Science, Atlantic Ocean, Aerosols, Dust Plumes, Sarah Desert


Joel Schumacher, the Man Who Gave Us Bat-Nipples, Has Died at 80

Say what you will about Joel Schumacher’s stint as the architect of Batman’s cinematic presence, but never let it be said that the director didn’t have taste.Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Rip, Batman, Warner Bros, Batman And Robin, Batman Forever, DC Entertainment, Joel Schumacher, The Lost Boys, The Phantom Of The Opera


All the Stuff Coming to Apple Home in the Fall

Apple’s super-stuffed developer’s presentation today brought new announcements for wearables, an overhauled iOS interface, and a new macOS with the debut of Big Sur. But Apple dropped a bunch of updates coming to the Apple tech we use in our homes—a place we’re now spending more time than ever.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Home Kit, Apple Home, HomePod, Wwdc 2020



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