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The Latest Microsoft Hack Looks Like It Could Be Huge

Microsoft announced this week that another one of its email products, Exchange, had been compromised by a hacking campaign. This recent hack is actually totally unrelated to the “SolarWinds” one, in which Microsoft has also played an outsized role. Read more...
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Perseverance Mars rover: Nasa releases first-drive review

Vehicle had no problem going 6.5 metres, turning and backing up, then photographed its own wheel marks on planet’s surfaceNasa’s Mars rover Perseverance has taken a short drive two weeks after touching down, mission managers have said.The six-wheeled, car-sized probe went 6.5 metres (21.3 feet) during a half-hour test within Jezero crater, an ancient lake bed and river delta. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, World news, Nasa, Mars, Jezero


Hackers Just Looted Passenger Data From Some of the World's Biggest Airlines

SITA, a large data firm that works with some of the world’s largest airlines, announced Thursday that it had been the victim of a “highly sophisticated cyberattack,” the likes of which compromised information on hundreds of thousands of airline passengers all over the world. Read more...
Tags: Science, Air Canada, Aviation, Airlines, US Airways, United Airlines, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, Star Alliance, Sita, Krisflyer, Temasek Holdings, OpenTravel Alliance, Biggest Airlines, Association Of Asia Pacific Airlines


Utah Lawmakers Pass Bill to Require 'Porn Filters' on All Tablets and Phones Sold in the State

Pour one out for all the horny folks in Utah, y’all. The state’s legislature has passed its baffling “porn filter” bill, which would mandate a default filter for “material that is harmful to minors” on all tablets and smartphones sold in the state beginning in 2022. Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, Electronics, United States, Social Issues, Websites, Pornography, Pornhub, Bill, Spencer Cox, Optical Filter, Internet Pornography, Electronic Filter, Susan Pulsipher


Italy says decision to block 250,000 doses of Covid vaccine from Australia was 'not a hostile act'

Foreign affairs minister says Europe ‘ravaged’ by coronavirus and Italy is working according to EU regulationGermany voices concern over Italy’s block of vaccine export to AustraliaCoalition to expand quarantine facility amid fears of Covid vaccine disruptionItalian officials say the decision to block a shipment of 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine destined for Australia was “not a hostile act”.The Italian foreign affairs minister, Luigi Di Maio, made the remark while speaking a...
Tags: Europe, Science, Australia, Eu, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Astrazeneca, Luigi Di Maio, Coronavirus, Jean Yves Le Drian Continue


NASA's Perseverance rover just went for its first drive on Mars, then spotted its own wheel tracks in the dirt

NASA’s Perseverance rover captures its own wheel tracks during its first drive on Mars, on March 4, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Perseverance rover drove on Mars for the first time on Thursday. The rover snapped photos of its wheel tracks in the Martian dirt. Now NASA engineers and scientists are plotting Perseverance's route to an ancient river delta. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. NASA's Perseverance rover left its footprints on Mars on Thursday after going for ...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Cameras, Mars, Wheels, NASA JPL Caltech, Tech Insider, Mars Landing, Jezero, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen, NASA JPL Caltech NASA, Perseverance Mars Rover


Paramount+ Is Extremely Late to the Party and Pretty Unremarkable

CBS All Access is no more and in its place has emerged Paramount+, the latest service to vault into the streaming fray as a paid subscription offering. But Paramount+ also arrives at a tough time for smaller services, which are competing—whether they admit it or not—against much larger giants like Disney+ and Netflix.…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Hbo, Science, Television, Disney, Samsung, Companies, Netflix, Nbcuniversal, Champions League, Roku, Cbs, Party, Vizio, Paramount, Nickelodeon


Stop Letting Google Get Away With It

After spending more than a decade building up massive profits off targeted advertising, Google on Wednesday that it’s planning to do away with any sort of individual tracking and targeting once the cookie is out of the picture. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Privacy, Marketing, Web Browsers, Software, Tracking, World Wide Web, Targeted Advertising, Online Advertising, Alphabet Inc, Internet Privacy, David Temkin, Http Cookie, Internet Search Engines, Technology Internet


WandaVision's Finale Was What You Made of It

There were as many ways that Marvel’s WandaVision series finale could have ended as there are different ways to process grief. Each of the season’s nine episodes teased this out—new plot twists that threw audiences for loops all meant to obscure, but not erase, the reality that despite all the strength she’s put on…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, 20th Century Fox, Randall, Stephen, Vision, Sarah, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Billy, Luke Cage, Evan Peters, Wanda Group, The Civil War, Timmy, Hayward


An ROV Is Making Incredibly Detailed Maps of the Seafloor Off California

About 20 miles (32 kilometers) off the Californian coast, the 10,500-pound (4,7630-kilogram) remote submersible Doc Ricketts swept its strobe lights and sonar pulses across the seafloor like a transient silent disco. The vehicle wasn’t just putting on a show for the deep-sea denizens of the Pacific. It was mapping the…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Pacific, Lidar, Earth Sciences, Oceanography, Monterey Bay, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Mid Ocean Ridge, Doc Ricketts, Anti Submarine Warfare, Physical Sciences, Seafloor Mapping, Physical Geography


An Eiffel Tower-sized asteroid is about to whiz by Earth. When it returns in 8 years, it could cross paths with our satellites.

An artist's illustration of asteroids flying by Earth. Peter Carril/ESA An asteroid called Apophis, after the ancient Egyptian god of chaos, will fly by Earth Friday night. The space rock is more than 1,100 feet wide — wider than the Eiffel Tower is tall. When Apophis returns in 2029, its path could intersect with high-altitude satellites in Earth's orbit. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. An asteroid nearly four football fields wide is about to zoom by Earth.The ...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Rome, International Space Station, Satellites, Eiffel Tower, Asteroids, Mars, Vesta, Asteroid, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Southern Hemisphere, American Astronomical Society


How to Use an S Pen With Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra

You no longer need to splurge on a gigantic Galaxy Note to use a stylus with your Samsung phone. The Galaxy S21 Ultra, which launched in February, also supports Samsung’s S Pen—though you’ll have to buy one and store it separately, because unlike the Note, the S21 Ultra doesn’t have a built-in stylus slot.Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Tablet Computers, Phablets, Stylus, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy, Wacom, AR Doodle, Samsung Galaxy S21, S21, Samsung Mobile Phones, Samsung Galaxy Note Series, Technology Internet


Are You Happy Now, You Jackals?

You whined and you complained and you moaned. And no, you’re not getting your “Edit Tweet” button, but Twitter is testing something nearly as good. Will it make you happy?Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Software, Jack Dorsey, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, UNDO, South of Market San Francisco, Facebook Like Button, Jane Manchun Wong, Technology Internet


The Guy Who Literally Coined ‘Net Neutrality’ Now Works for Biden

The reign of telecoms shills meddling in internet regulations seems to be coming to a close, at least for now. The New York Times that Joe Biden has chosen Tim Wu, who’s credited with defining foundational concepts like net neutrality, to serve on the National Economic Council in a new role as a special…Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, New York Times, Biden, Tim Wu, National Economic Council


Lumi Keys Is a Delightful Way to Learn Piano Basics Without a Piano

For those of us who’ve gone a while without flexing our sheet music-reading muscle, or even for those who are looking to give piano a go for the first time but are limited by space (or budget), Lumi wants to help you learn the basics on a funky illuminated keyboard that gamifies the process. For the most part, it gets…Read more...
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A 15-year-old dancer with long-haul COVID-19 now has COPD, 'a disease of the elderly'

(Delaney DePue not pictured.) Crystal Cox/Insider Delaney DePue, 15, got COVID-19 last summer and still struggles to catch her breath.  She was diagnosed with COPD, which is "considered a disease of the elderly."  She joins an increasingly visible group of young people that appear to have long-hauler symptoms.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Delaney DePue, a 15-year-old in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, used to train 20 hours a week for competitive dance. Now, even ru...
Tags: Science, Trends, Kaiser Health News, Reuters, Rodriguez, DePue, King s College London, Fort Walton Beach Florida, Children s Hospital Association, Children's Health, Lung Disease, Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Mauro Giacca, Coronavirus, COVID, Anna Medaris Miller


A Ghost Radio Station Has Been Broadcasting the Same Traffic Report for Obama's 2013 Inauguration for 8 Years

Here’s something that you’d normally see in a post-apocalyptic, zombie TV show, only instead of a mysterious radio message luring Rick and the gang to a group of cannibals, it’s a road closure notice from Obama’s second presidential inauguration. According to The Drive, the same AM radio station in Washington, D.C.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Obama, Washington, Articles, Software, Radio, Free Software, Signal, Rick, Matt Blaze, Bill Curry, Radio Receiver


A future COVID-19 vaccine could be squirted up the nose. The nasal spray could stop transmission, especially in kids.

Actor James Van Der Beek gets vaccinated with a nasal-spray flu vaccine called FluMist on September 15, 2014. Michael Buckner/Getty Images US-based company Altimmune is developing a COVID-19 vaccine candidate that gets sprayed up the nose. Such intranasal vaccines may reduce coronavirus transmission better than shots do. COVID-19 boosters designed to combat variants could also be delivered intranasally, experts say. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. It's an intuitive ...
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U.S. Traffic Deaths Spiked in 2020, Even as People Stayed Off the Road

The covid-19 pandemic had a surprising effect on road fatalities in 2020, new data released this week suggests. Despite people staying at home more and driving less overall, more than 42,000 Americans were estimated to have been killed during a car crash last year—a higher death toll than seen in 2019. It’s likely…Read more...
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How Rani Therapeutics’ robotic pill could change subcutaneous injection treatment

A new auto-injecting pill might soon become a replacement for subcutaneous injection treatments. The idea for this so-called robotic pill came out of a research project around eight years ago from InCube Labs—a life sciences lab operated by Rani Therapeutics Chairman and CEO Mir Imran, who has degrees in electrical and biomedical engineering from Rutgers University. A prominent figure in life sciences innovation, Imran has founded over 20 medical device companies and helped develop the world’s f...
Tags: Health, Startups, Science, Tech, Diabetes, San Jose, Biotech, Robotics, Pain, Infection, Medical Devices, Rutgers University, Rani Therapeutics, Imran, InCube Labs, Mir Imran


Nubia's Red Magic 6 Is a Frankly Ridiculous Phone

I know big and shouty gaming phones aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but you still have to appreciate it when a company goes all-in on performance. That’s precisely what Nubia has done with the new Red Magic 6.Read more...
Tags: Science, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Tencent, Nubia, Fictional Characters, Red Magic, Dc Comics Characters, Technology Internet, Nubia Technology


9 great apes get COVID-19 vaccinations at San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo has vaccinated nine great apes for the coronavirus after a troop of gorillas in its Safari Park became infected, officials said Thursday. Four orangutans and five bonobos received COVID-19 injections in January and February. Three bonobos and a gorilla also were expected to receive the vaccine, which is experimental. It was developed by Zoetis Inc., a U.S. firm that produces medicine for animals. The vaccinations followed a January outbreak of COVID-19 at the zoo’s Safari Park....
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How Rani Therapeutics’ robotic pill could change subcutaneous injection treament

A new auto-injecting pill might soon become a replacement for subcutaneous injection treatments. The idea for this so-called robotic pill came out of a research project around eight years ago from InCube Labs—a life sciences lab operated by Rani Therapeutics Chairman and CEO Mir Imran, who has degrees in electrical and biomedical engineering from Rutgers University. A prominent figure in life sciences innovation, Imran has founded over 20 medical device companies and helped develop the world’s f...
Tags: Health, Startups, Science, Tech, Diabetes, San Jose, Biotech, Robotics, Pain, Infection, Medical Devices, Rutgers University, Rani Therapeutics, Imran, Therapeutics, InCube Labs


You Can Claim PlayStation Plus' Monthly PS5 Games Before You Get A PS5

PS Plus continues to offer “free” games to subscribers, and, in recent months, has even started offering PlayStation 5 games. If you don’t have a still-impossible-to-find PS5, you’re not quite S.O.L.. You just have to claim those games through a web browser.Read more...
Tags: Science, Playstation, Sony, Ps4, SOL, Shadow, Windows Games, Video Game Consoles, PlayStation 5, PS5, Home video game consoles, Bugsnax, In Video Gaming, Single Player Video Games, In Video Games, Playstation App


John McAfee Charged With Exactly What You Thought He Would Be Charged With

John McAfee, founder of the giant antivirus and cybersecurity firm that bears his name, has been indicted in federal court in Manhattan for charges related to securities fraud and money laundering, the Department of Justice announced Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Articles, Manhattan, Watson, Department Of Justice, International Relations, Cryptocurrency, John Mcafee, Money Laundering, Securities Fraud, McAfee, Financial Regulation, William F Sweeney Jr, Pump And Dump, Audrey Strauss


Hubble Captures Stunning View of a Spiral Galaxy

NGC 2336 was discovered over a century ago, but the big, blue spiral galaxy has never looked better, thanks to an eye-catching image obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Hubble, Galaxies, NGC, Spiral Galaxy, Camelopardalis, Astronomical Objects, Intermediate Spiral Galaxies, Barred Spiral Galaxies, Wilhelm Tempel, Interacting Galaxies, Unbarred Spiral Galaxies


A ‘Travesty’ in the World of Building Codes Could Erode Cities’ Ability to Fight Climate Change

Backroom deals, undemocratic processes, shutting out local voices in favor of industry interests. There’s soap-opera level drama happening in an unlikely space: the world of building codes. But the issues at hand are more than made-for-TV drama, and the outcome could have devastating effects on energy efficiency and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Energy Policy, International Energy Agency, Bill Fay, Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, Energy Economics, Renewable Energy Transition, Emissions Reduction, Environmental Social Science, Climate Change Policy Of The United States, Lauren Urbanek, Secondary Sector Of The Economy




The World Wastes 1 Billion Tons of Food a Year, and It’s Frying the Planet

If you’ve ever overstuffed your fridge and let some leftovers go bad in the back of it, you’re not alone. People toss more than 1 billion tons of food in the trash every year, according to a new United Nations report. But it doesn’t have to be this way.Read more...
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The Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror Films on Paramount+

Another day, another streaming service. Yesterday marked the debut of Paramount+, the new name of the service formerly called CBS All Access. With it came a lot of new content to consume. io9 has some suggestions so you don’t have to endlessly scroll.Read more...
Tags: Science, Salma Hayek, Julianne Moore, Films, Generations, Syfy, It, Tom Hanks, David Cronenberg, Oscar, Nintendo, Katie Holmes, Ricky Gervais, Cbs, Seth Rogen, Sam Mendes



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