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Samsung's Upgraded Smart Tracker Can Help You Find Your Keys Using AR

On Thursday, Samsung announced plans to launch an upgraded version of its Galaxy SmartTag smart trackers, the aptly named SmartTag+, globally on April 16 with a U.S. rollout expected sometime “in the coming weeks.”Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Bluetooth, Samsung, Telecommunications, Samsung Electronics, Data Transmission, Electronic Toll collection, AirTag, Ultra Wideband, Mobile Computers, Telecommunications Engineering, Technology Internet, Smarttag, Samsung Beat Cellular Phone


Emails Show Amazon Pressured USPS to Install Mailbox at Alabama Warehouse Ahead of Union Vote

Amazon reportedly pressured the United States Postal Service to expedite the installation of a mailbox outside of its Bessemer, Alabama warehouse ahead of a high-profile union vote, a move union supporters argue is a blatant tactic to intimidate employees. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Mail, Usps, Box, Containers, Twitch, Bessemer, United States Postal Service, David Partenheimer, Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, Stuart Appelbaum, Bessemer Alabama, Street Furniture, RWDSU, Post Box


MacBook and iPad Production Reportedly Hit by Component Shortage

MacBook and iPad production have reportedly been impacted by an electronics component shortage.Read more...
Tags: Science, Macbook


Ranking the Ghostbusters Mini-Puft Toys From Least Distressing to Infinitely Disturbing

Yesterday, a short clip from the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife introduced the Mini-Pufts, miniature versions of the classic Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man that terrorized Manhattan back in the original 1984 movie. They’re adorable...in theory, because in practice they’re tiny nightmares who live only to torture, murder,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Manhattan, Hasbro, Ghostbusters, Mini, Marshmallows, Kaiju, Fictional Characters, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, Creative Works, English Language Films


Biden Orders DOJ to Come Up With a Way of Regulating Untraceable Gun Kits

Joe Biden’s administration made its first move on gun control on Thursday, issuing executive actions for the Department of Justice to develop rules regarding so-called “ghost guns” and attachments that turn high-powered pistols into rifles, as well as write model legislation to keep volatile individuals away from…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Joe Biden, Department Of Justice, Weapons, Firearms, Chuck Schumer, Joe Manchin, National Firearms Act, AR 15, Receiver, Gun Politics, 3D Printed Firearms, Ghost Gun, War Conflict, Firearm Laws


Scientists Finally Figured Out a Way to Make Natural Cyan-Blue Food Coloring

Using pigments found in red cabbage, an international team of scientists has created a natural blue food colorant that could eventually replace synthetic versions.Read more...
Tags: Science, Red, Colors, Anthocyanin, Cyan, Primary Colors, Pigment, Justin Siegel, Health Medical Pharma, Food Colorings, Brilliant Blue Fcf, Phenolic Content In Wine, Web Colors, Secondary Colors, Optical Spectrum, Kumi Yoshida


Pinterest Makes Moves to Be the Least Hellacious Hellhole Online

You might not think of Pinterest as being as creator-driven as some of its contemporaries, but that’s an image the company clearly wants to change. This week, the company rolled out a buffet of new creator-focused features in the moderation space, with a focus on playing nice.Read more...
Tags: Science, Pinterest, Companies, World Wide Web, Pin, Evan Sharp, Economy Of The United States, Technology Internet, Evan Sharpe


Bolsonaro Oversaw a Connecticut-Sized Chunk of Deforestation in the Amazon Last Year

Last year was a bad one around the world—but especially, it seems, in the Amazon rainforest. Deforestation in the Amazon rocketed up 17% last year, due in large part to increased logging, agriculture, mining, and wildfires, new data published Wednesday shows.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Environment, Joe Biden, Deforestation, Connecticut, Amazon Rainforest, South America, Amazon River, Forestry, Amazon Basin, Jair Bolsonaro, Continents, Brazilian Amazon, Deforestation Of The Amazon Rainforest, Presidents Of Brazil


There's Now a Tiny Washing Machine to Clean Your Wax-Encrusted Earbuds

If you’re ashamed to take your earbuds out of your ears in public because of what might be caked inside them and yet too disgusted to clean them at home, you better believe there’s a Kickstarter product to solve that. Imagine a washing machine miniaturized to sit on a desk that cleans earbuds instead of clothing.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Samsung, Equipment, Ear, Washing Machine, Earbuds, Washer, Earwax, Branches Of Biology, Manufactured Goods


OBGYNs say pregnant people should feel safe getting the coronavirus vaccine

Crystal Cox/Insider Two physicians said they recommend the COVID-19 vaccine for all pregnant and breastfeeding people. The only exception is that people who've had a serious reaction to a vaccine or part of the COVID-19 vaccine should consult their doctor first. If you're "super fearful," don't feel forced: "There's so many things to worry about when you're pregnant." See more stories on Insider's business page. OB-GYN Dr. Jessica Shepherd cannot think of a sing...
Tags: Science, Parenting, Pregnancy, Trends, Mental Health, Vaccine, Women's Health, OB GYN, Madden, Crystal Cox, Jessica Shepherd, Coronavirus, BI Photo, Anna Medaris Miller, Jessica Madden, Aeroflow Breastpumps


'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Bot': NASA's Perseverance Mars rover is snapping remarkable new selfies

Perseverance photographed its own cameras. NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS/Seán Doran NASA's Perseverance rover is using its robotic arm to take selfies on Mars. The rover recently captured an image of its body in an image alongside the Ingenuity helicopter. Another selfie shows off its 23-pound SuperCam, which fires a laser at Martian rock to study it. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter are having some fun on Mars ahead of...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Robots, Watson, Mars, Helicopter, James Joyce, NASA JPL Caltech, Ingenuity, Sean Doran, Aria Bendix, Jezero Crater, Morgan McFall Johnsen


Shell Is Back, Baby :(

After more than a year of covid-19 lockdowns, there’s—dare I say—a feeling of hope in the air. Yes, things are far from over, but millions of people are getting vaccinated and it’s starting to seem like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Well, sorry to ruin things slightly, but oil companies are also starting…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marketing, Articles, Companies, Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon, Fossil Fuel, Price Of Oil, Business Finance, Peak Oil


Leak of a Reported 500 Million Profiles Actually Very Boring, LinkedIn Assures Users

Less than a week after personal information from a half-billion scraped Facebook profiles were leaked to the digital underworld, the world’s largest professional network seems to have suffered a similar fate. It would appear that, like Facebook, approximately 500 million scraped LinkedIn profiles are now being sold on…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Social Networks, Social Media, Linkedin, Recruitment, Internet Privacy, Ark, Technology Internet, Linkedin Hack


The 10 Best Deals of April 8, 2021

Thursday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsRead more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Verizon, Science, Newegg, Xbox One, Samsung, Best Buy, Playstation, Mobile Phones, Sony, Mask, Rise, Oneplus, Alexa


Goodbye, Asteroid Bennu, It's Been Real

Yesterday, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft passed by the asteroid Bennu for the last time, ending its two-and-a-half-year relationship with the space rock. But OSIRIS-REx is still lingering in the asteroid’s vicinity, as if hesitant to embark on its roughly 200-million-mile return to Earth. That trip will begin in early…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Spacecraft, Planetary Science, Goddard Space Flight Center, Bennu, Planetary Defense, Dante Lauretta, Minor Planets, Osiris Rex, New Frontiers Program, 101955 Bennu, Planetary Surface, Asteroid Capture, Michael Moreau


Spider-Man Movies Will Stream on Netflix First Thanks to New Sony Deal

For the past few months, every studio has been figuring out how to balance theatrical movies with growing streaming services. Warner Bros. has one strategy, Disney another, and Paramount yet another. Now Sony has its own strategy and it’s got the biggest name recognition possible: Netflix.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Disney, Netflix, Sony, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Paramount, Spider Man, Scott Stuber, Green Goblin, Morbius, Venom, Cinema of the United States, Spider Man In Film


Early Humans Were Walking Around With Ape-Like Brains, Study Finds

Humans can be distinguished from other apes in many ways, such as our general hairlessness, our upright bipedalism, and, of course, our powerful brains. But it turns out that our cognitive ability didn’t evolve as early as previously thought, according to new research by an international team of researchers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Human, Homo, APE, Human Evolution, Pleistocene, Archaic Humans, Dmanisi, Amélie Beaudet, Branches Of Biology, Hominidae, Early Modern Human, Christoph Zollikofer, Evolution Of The Brain, Marcia Ponce De


This $47,500 Watch Contains a Tiny Moon

Lunaphiles, rejoice! Arnold & Son, a luxury watchmaker that traces its origins back to the creator of the first ship’s clock, has released a unique watch that shows the phases of the moon in a unique way. The trick? They almost magically rotate a marble-sized moon right inside the movement, something that only a few…Read more...
Tags: Science, Economy, Watches, Culture, Luxury Brands, Arnold Son, Mechanical Watch, Human Activities, Luna Magna, Lunaphiles


Anthony Fauci reveals which activities he will and won't do now that he's vaccinated - and indoor restaurants are still a no

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, prepares to receive his COVID-19 vaccine on December 22, 2020. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Dr. Fauci told Insider how his behavior has and has not changed after getting his COVID-19 vaccine. He hosts gatherings at home but still won't go to crowded indoor places where people are maskless. Although the CDC now says vaccinated Americans can travel, Fauci is not planning any trips. See more s...
Tags: Health, Science, London, News, Minnesota, Washington Post, Cdc, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Michigan, Illinois, Anthony Fauci, Baltimore, Travelers, Los Angeles International Airport




The Best Office Chairs Under $300, According To Our Readers

Top Pick: Nouhaus ErgoFlip | $230 | AmazonRead more...
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How to make sure the CDC knows about your COVID-19 vaccine side effects

CRISTINA QUICLER / Contributor / Getty Images America's 3 authorized COVID-19 shots have been tested on tens of thousands of people, proving safe and effective. Now millions of Americans are getting vaccinated, the CDC wants to gauge which side effects are most common. If you've received a vaccine, you can message the CDC's text line to report your side effects. See more stories on Insider's business page. Roughly a third of the US population has gotten at least one dose o...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, Features, First, Pfizer, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Johnson Johnson, Centers for Disease Control, Moderna, Vaccine Side Effects, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention If, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Hilary Brueck


Spotify Will Use Your Voice To Pummel You With Ads

For just under a year now, we’ve been seeing Spotify make acquisition after acquisition and product update after product update in order to establish a foothold in the ad-targeting space. Now, the company’s embarking on a new dataset for this purpose: your voice.
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Someone Found a Way to Make Video Calls Even Worse With a Realistic Robot Eye Webcam

For anyone who doesn’t think a year spent trying to work and socialize through video calls could get any worse, behold the Eyecam: an anthropomorphic robotic webcam designed to look like a human eyeball that even blinks and looks around the room. Maybe telephone calls and email weren’t so bad after all?Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Disney, Articles, Artificial Intelligence, Webcam, Robotics, Robot, Github, Science and Technology, Emotion, Teleconferencing, Marc Teyssier, Videotelephony, Technology Internet, Human Eye


Why 'moist' is one of the most hated words in the English language

"Moist" is one of the most disliked words in the world. People compare hearing the word moist to hearing nails on a chalkboard. What is it about this word that causes people to have such a strong reaction? See more stories on Insider's business page. EDITOR'S NOTE: This video was originally published in May 2018. Read the original article on Business Insider [Author: [email protected] (Kevin Priolo,Jordan Bowman)]
Tags: Video, Science, Biology, Gross, Life, Trends, Language, Innovation, Explainer, Disgusting, Explainers, Cringe, Tech Insider, Moist, BI Original Video, TI Original Video


9 years into its Mars mission, NASA's Curiosity rover is rewriting the story of how the planet's water disappeared

A "selfie" Curiosity took using two cameras on March 26, 2021. NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS NASA's Curiosity rover is climbing a 3-mile-high mountain in Mars' Gale Crater. Curiosity has discovered evidence that Mars' lakes dried up then came back before disappearing. The rover is still shedding new light on how Mars lost its water. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's fancy new Perseverance Mars rover may be getting all the attention these days, but its predece...
Tags: Science, News, Trends, Water, Nasa, Alien Life, Mars, Curiosity, National Center for Scientific Research, Mount Sharp, NASA JPL Caltech, Gale Crater, Tech Insider, Rapin, Jezero Crater, William Rapin




Well Here’s Something You Don’t See Every Day

We’re used to seeing stark images of rovers all alone on the Red Planet, but Perseverance brought a friend. NASA has just released a stunning photo showing two vehicles—the Perseverance rover and the Ingenuity helicopter—in a single shot. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, United States, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Red Planet, Perseverance, Ingenuity, Jezero, Mars rovers, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Mastcam Z


Methane Has Never Risen This Fast in the Atmosphere

There’s more methane in the atmosphere than any other time since record keeping began—and levels really spiked last year, despite the fact that we were all inside for most of the time. Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Natural Gas, Atmosphere, Methane, Greenhouse Gases, Earth Sciences, Physical Sciences, Permafrost, Physical Geography, Climate Change In The Arctic, Ed Dlugokencky, Lori Bruhwiler, Arctic Methane Emissions, Atmospheric Methane


Lenovo's Legion Phone Duel 2 Has 2 Fans, 2 Batteries, and One of the Weirdest Camera Bumps Available Today

While I can’t confirm it, I suspect someone in Lenovo’s phone department is a big fan of Vin Diesel movies. Why? Well, it seems like Lenovo has just released a gaming phone inspired by 2 Fast 2 Furious. Read more...
Tags: Science, Lenovo, Legion Phone Duel, Weirdest Camera Bumps Available Today



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