Edward Snowden's NFT Self-Portrait Sells for $5.4 Million in Charity Auction

The latest big name to get in on the NFT craze is former intelligence contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden, who on Friday auctioned off an original NFT art piece for roughly $5.4 million worth of the cryptocurrency Ether.Read more...
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Here's What's Going on With the Roku Remote Pro's Streaming Buttons

If you go all-in on Roku’s new Voice Remote Pro, you may end up getting one sans the Apple TV+ button seen in marketing materials.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Disney, Apple TV, Netflix, Computing, Roku, Smart TV, Multimedia, Sling TV, Apple Inc, Information and Communications Technology, Networking hardware, Digital Media Players, Television Technology

Amazon Might Make Its Drivers Assemble Your Furniture

In yet another bid to completely dominate all things e-commerce, Amazon’s reportedly begun testing a premium service that lets its customers opt into having their deliveries assembled once they reach their door. The service is planned to first hit shoppers based in Virginia and “two other markets,” according to an…Read more...
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Andrew Yang Hath Wrought Havoc on My Email

On approximately January 14, a soft rumble undulated across my inbox. It sounded like: “ANDREW YANG LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN FOR NYC MAY…” Read more...
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NASA has chosen SpaceX's Starship to land its next astronauts on the moon

Left: The SN10 Starship prototypes soars above Boca Chica, Texas, March 3, 2021. Right: Elon Musk Spacex; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images NASA is awarding SpaceX an exclusive contract to land the first humans on the moon since 1972. The company's Starship spaceship will carry two astronauts to the moon as early as 2024. SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, beat out Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin for the contract. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has picked SpaceX to put it...
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Apple Music Says It Pays Artists an Average of a Penny Per Stream, Which Is Somehow Good

We now have a clearer picture of how Apple Music compares to Spotify in terms of royalties.Read more...
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NASA has picked SpaceX's Starship to land its next astronauts on the moon

Left: The SN10 Starship prototypes soars above Boca Chica, Texas, March 3, 2021. Right: Elon Musk Spacex; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images NASA is awarding SpaceX an exclusive contract to land humans on the moon. The company's Starship spaceship will carry NASA's Artemis astronaut missions. SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, beat out Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin for the contract. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has picked SpaceX to land astronauts on the moon for t...
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The Smart Home May Finally Be Unified Under One CHIP

The tech industry loves a coalition. Sometimes those coalitions lead absolutely nowhere, but in one particular case, the big companies working together is actually beneficial for consumers.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Science, Technology, Home Automation, Mesh Networking, Zigbee, Homekit, Wireless Networking, Thread, Smart Speakers, Building Automation, Connected Home Over Ip, Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Networking

Researchers Get a Deeper Look at Some of the Oldest Color Photos Ever

Scientists have re-examined the creations of one of the earliest color photographers, Gabriel Lippmann, who used no pigments or dyes of any kind in his work. They sought to identify the original colors captured in Lippmann’s photographs and recreate the images using a similar process to that of the 19th-century…Read more...
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This Mini Modular Computer Helps You Build Gadgets From Scratch

DIY modular gadgets are nothing new, but they’ve had varying amounts of success over the years. Some devices managed to pick up steam, like AIAIAI’s TMA-2 headphones, while others, like the Blocks smartwatch and Google’s modular phone, crashed and burned. Mixed success in designing and launching these devices isn’t…Read more...
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What are the new Covid variants and what do they mean for the pandemic?

From Doug to Nelly and Eeek, we look at how mutations are affecting the battle against the virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrom the moment public health officials started to track new variants of coronavirus, it became clear that the same mutations were cropping up time and again and making the virus more troublesome. What are these mutations, what do they do, and what do they mean for the pandemic? Continue reading...
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See the First Camera Collar Footage From a Wild Wolf

A few wolves in Minnesota will now record their summer exploits, thanks to an exciting project from researchers from the Voyageurs Wolf Project. This week, the group released the first-ever footage captured by a collar on a wild wolf. The candid movies, which will continue this year, will hopefully provide some…Read more...
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NASA Selects SpaceX to Build Upcoming Lunar Lander

SpaceX has won a lucrative NASA contract to build the first lunar lander since the Apollo program. The announcement comes as a big surprise, as the Elon Musk-led company beat out a pair of promising competitors, including Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin.Read more...
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Leaked Data Reportedly Shows Cops Donated to Kyle Rittenhouse's Legal Defense Fund

A new investigation from The Guardian shows police and other public officials have been financially contributing to the legal defense of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old “Kenosha shooter” and rightwing icon currently on trial for killing the deaths of two people.Read more...
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New Video Puts Iconic Image of Black Hole in a Cosmic Context

Two years ago, astronomers acquired the first direct image of a black hole. A coordinated observation campaign of this object is now adding to our understanding of this black hole and its tumultuous surroundings.Read more...
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Take a Nostalgic Journey Through This Collection of Classic Apple Mac Death Chimes

You’re probably very familiar with the sounds your computer makes when it starts, which are comforting noises that everything is working as it should. But your Mac used to make some troubling sounds. Podcaster and Apple collector Stephen Hackett recently shared a collection of the chimes older Apple Macintosh…Read more...
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Go Full Retro-Photography Geek With This 3D-Printed, DIY Camera

As far as DIY projects go, building a usable street camera sounds pretty daunting. That said, the RUHAcam, a new project by Ping-Hsun “penk” Chen and Ruha Cheng, definitely looks like a fun weekend project for folks who want to create a standalone camera from scratch.Read more...
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Photos show how Brazil is coping with its worst COVID-19 surge yet that's infecting mostly young people

Carlos Alberto places his hand on the coffin that contains the remains of his 41-year-old wife Aparecida de Freitas, who died from complications related to COVID-19, at a burial service in the Inhauma cemetery, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday, April 15, 2021. AP Photo/Bruna Prado COVID-19 cases and deaths are rising again in Brazil in its worst surge since the pandemic started. A more contagious variant is spreading quickly, and mostly young people are getting infected. In total, ne...
Tags: Death, Science, News, Cbs News, US, International, America, Trends, Features, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Sao Paulo Brazil, Manaus, Albert Schweitzer

21-Year-Old Man Nearly Dies of Heart Failure After Drinking Four Energy Drinks a Day

A young man’s years of heavy energy drink consumption nearly killed him, doctors in the UK say. In a new report this week, they detail how the man developed heart failure likely linked to his habit of drinking four energy drinks a day for two years straight. Though he was admitted to the intensive care unit as a…Read more...
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Google Misled Android Users About Location Data, Australian Court Finds

In the first ruling of its kind, the Australian Federal Court announced on Friday that Google violated the country’s laws surrounding consumer safety when it misled Australian Android users about the location data that their phones were collecting.Read more...
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Hacking the Game Boy's Multiplayer Randomizer Creates the Perfect Version of Tetris

Do you remember the thrill of getting two straight line pieces in a row while playing Game Boy Tetris? It made you feel like running out and buying a lottery ticket. Now imagine the feeling if Tetris served up a never-ending buffet of just straight line pieces—this could be the greatest video game hack of all time.Read more...
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Angela Merkel got a shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine amid Germany's faltering rollout. She once said she wouldn't, and then the rules changed.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel discusses COVID-19 measures in Berlin on Sunday. Bernd von Jutrczenka/Reuters German Chancellor Angela Merkel, 66, received a first shot of AstraZeneca vaccine on Friday. Earlier guidance called for only under-65s to get it, at which point Merkel said she would not. The rules later flipped to advise only those over 60 to get it, and so Merkel did. See more stories on Insider's business page. German Chancellor Angela Merkel received the AstraZeneca COVID...
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4 virus variants are spreading in the US, and studies suggest they can make people sicker, evade the immune response, or spread faster. Here's why experts are concerned.

Dr. Anthony Fauci in Washington, DC, on February 25, 2021. Saul Loeb /AFP via Getty Images There are four coronavirus variants that experts in the US are worried about. These include variants first identified in South Africa, the UK, and Brazil. They may spread more easily, make people sicker, escape immune responses, evade tests, or render treatments ineffective, studies suggest. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several coronavirus variants have evolved mutations that mean...
Tags: Health, Japan, UK, New York, Science, News, California, Cdc, India, Israel, US, Trends, Taiwan, South Africa, Washington Dc, Healthcare

FedEx's No-Phone Policy Prevented Indianapolis Shooting Victims From Calling Loved Ones

FedEx is facing pressure to reconsider its policy of forcing employees to lock up their phones during work, following Thursday night’s deadly shooting at a ground facility in Indianapolis. CNN reported that, around 11 p.m. ET, a man opened fire in the parking lot and the facility, killing eight and injuring several…Read more...
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Scientists develop the whitest paint ever

Ultra-white is the new Vantablack. Purdue University researchers developed the whitest white paint ever. It reflects 98.1% of sunlight. (The blackest black paint, Vantablack, absorbs 99.9% of visible light.) According to lead researcher Xiulin Ruan, "f you were to use this paint to cover a roof area of about 1,000 square feet, we estimate that you could get a cooling power of 10 kilowatts. — Read the rest
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Adorable 'Porg' Pterosaur Flapped Above Jurassic China

As the sun sets over what will become northern China in 160 million years, something small dives between the trunks of tree ferns, intercepting a dragonfly mid-flight. It lands in the canopy to gulp down its squirming prize. The big-eyed, arrestingly cute critter is a newly described species of pterosaur named …Read more...
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New Horizons Captures Goosebump-Inducing Image as It Approaches Milestone Distance From the Sun

With Pluto firmly in its rearview mirror, New Horizons is now hours away from reaching a milestone distance, in which the probe will be 50 times farther from the Sun than Earth. To commemorate the achievement, the spacecraft performed a task that had never been attempted before at the edge of the solar system.Read more...
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Two New Galaxy Book Laptops Get Leaked Ahead of Samsung's Upcoming Unpacked Event

The Samsung leaks just keep coming. Following recent rumors about the Galaxy Tab S7 Lite, Samsung’s Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 have just been spotted in recently discovered renders. Read more...
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NASA's InSight Mars lander is about to go into hibernation. If its batteries ran out, it could die.

An illustration shows InSight with its instruments deployed on the Martian surface. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's InSight Mars lander will hibernate to save power, since its solar panels are covered in dust. InSight will shut down science instruments to keep its electronics warm through the Martian winter. If its batteries die, InSight should recharge and come back to life, but that's not a guarantee. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA's $800 million Mars lander is...
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You Can Finally Use Book Covers as Kindle Lockscreens

The Kindle lockscreen has always been whatever. Either you opted for a cheaper e-reader with ads or you got random stock photos of... pens and inkwells. But now Amazon has finally given bookworms what they want: The ability to use book covers as lockscreens. Read more...
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