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FTC Charges Broadcom With Illegal Monopolization of the Chip Industry

The Federal Trade Commission has filed charges against Broadcom over allegations that the chip maker monopolized the market for semiconductor components, the agency announced Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Companies, Friday, Broadcom, Federal Trade Commission, Electronics Industry, Business Finance, Broadcom Inc, Fabless Semiconductor Companies, Industry Economics, Holly Vedova, FTC Charges Broadcom


Australia Covid news live update: NSW reports 35 new cases and Queensland five as Annastacia Palaszczuk says Brisbane lockdown will end at 6pm

Gladys Berejiklian says nine of NSW locally acquired coronavirus cases were infectious in communityExperts welcome Australia’s four-stage Covid exit strategy but warn ‘hard yards’ still to come‘It makes me sick’: families of Australians stranded overseas devastated after arrivals cap slashedTravel exemptions rise as more Australians apply to fly overseasDownload the free Guardian app; Get our morning email briefing 3.34am BST Back to QLD, and the premier has confirmed the NRL and Rugby games...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Brisbane, Young, NRL, Annastacia Palaszczuk, NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, Coronavirus


Not to Alarm Anyone, but the Gulf of Mexico Is on Fire

As a record-breaking heat wave scorches the Pacific Northwest, down south in the Gulf of Mexico the ocean literally caught on fire Friday. Just another totally normal day in these fiery end times.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Gulf of Mexico, Pacific Northwest, KU, Pemex, Business Finance, Gulf Coast of Mexico, Disaster Accident, Ku Maloob Zaap, Petroleum Industry In Mexico


A Large Ransomware Attack Has Ensnared Hundreds of Companies [Update: Make That 1,000+ Companies]

A ransomware attack on international IT firm Kaseya appears to have infected hundreds of smaller sized businesses that rely on the company’s product, including many based in the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Vladimir Putin, Articles, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Acer, Huntress, Computer Security, Patch, Coop, John Hammond, JBS, Managed Services


A Large Ransomware Attack Has Ensnared Hundreds of Companies

A ransomware attack on international IT firm Kaseya appears to have infected hundreds of smaller sized businesses that rely on the company’s product, including many based in the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Articles, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Acer, Huntress, Computer Security, John Hammond, JBS, Managed Services, Kaseya, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, REvil, Technology Internet


Australia Covid news live update: NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian reports 35 new cases as Brisbane in extended lockdown

Berejiklian says nine of new locally acquired coronavirus cases were infectious in communityExperts welcome Australia’s four-stage Covid exit strategy but warn ‘hard yards’ still to come‘It makes me sick’: families of Australians stranded overseas devastated after arrivals cap slashedTravel exemptions rise as more Australians apply to fly overseasDownload the free Guardian app; Get our morning email briefing 2.31am BST Berejiklian was also asked about arrival caps, and the impact a cut would...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Brisbane, NSW, Gladys Berejiklian, Berejiklian, Coronavirus


What Gundam You Need to Know Before Watching Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway on Netflix

Netflix just brought Gundam fans something they’ve been waiting over a year to see: Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway, the long-delayed latest film in the beloved mecha franchise. But if you’re looking to dive in to see what the fuss behind Gundam is for the first time, you might want want some context before getting in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Sunrise, Anime, Erin, Hathaway, Gundam, Funimation, Mobile Suit Gundam, Yoshiyuki Tomino, Amuro Ray, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture, Bandai Namco Holdings, Mirai Yashima, Gundam Zz


Spider-Man: No Way Home Swings in to Swipe All the Week's Toy News

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of all the latest and greatest toy news—but there’s a twist this week, as Spider-Man: No Way Home has sneakily swung onto the scene and introduced us to a first look at the movie through its action figures, Funkos, and Lego sets! But beyond that, we’ve got Batwoman,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ikea, Hasbro, Batwoman, Doctor Strange, Hot Wheels, Action Figures, Spider Man, Mando, Mattel, Peter, Wong, Ned, Grayson, Sam Raimi, Spidey


Images from space show California's forests and lakes drying out in a record mega-drought

An artificial lake, Shadow Lake Estates, next to desert landscape in Indio, California on June 29, 2021. California's is so severe right now, you can see it from satellites. Heat waves make drought even worse. Two of them struck the western US in June. A climate emergency is raising temperatures, depleting reservoirs, and priming the land for wildfires. See more stories on Insider's business page. The climate crisis is bearing down hard on the western US. are converging on wes...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, California, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Drought, Nasa, Cnn, Canada, United States, Wildfires, Arizona, Portland, Noaa


Australia Covid news live update: dozens of new Sydney exposure sites as Brisbane in extended lockdown

New South Wales awaits further coronavirus results after most cases in single day since outbreak beganExperts welcome Australia’s four-stage Covid exit strategy but warn ‘hard yards’ still to come‘It makes me sick’: families of Australians stranded overseas devastated after arrivals cap slashedTravel exemptions rise as more Australians apply to fly overseasDownload the free Guardian app; Get our morning email briefing 12.10am BST Australia’s Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer Professor Ali...
Tags: Science, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Northern Territory, Darwin, Alice Springs, Mark McGowan, Coronavirus, Alison McMillan


UCI professor wins international prize for work that led to COVID-19 vaccines

Back when Philip Felgner was a kid — in a Michigan farming town in the 1950s — science was cool. Walt Disney TV specials focused on the wonders of space exploration, “Watch Mr. Wizard” featured fun experiments, Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village celebrated American resourcefulness and ingenuity, and Sputnik spurred a nation to action. The conviction that science can and should make lives better always ran deep in Felgner, and his painstaking work over the past 35 years laid the groundwork for the m...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Spain, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, San Diego, Michigan, Pfizer, University Of Virginia, Riverside County, Walt Disney, Stanford University, Henry Ford


Australia Covid live update: dozens of new Sydney exposure sites as Brisbane in extended lockdown

New South Wales awaits further coronavirus results after most cases in single day since outbreak beganExperts welcome Australia’s four-stage Covid exit strategy but warn ‘hard yards’ still to come‘It makes me sick’: families of Australians stranded overseas devastated after arrivals cap slashedTravel exemptions rise as more Australians apply to fly overseasDownload the free Guardian app; Get our morning email briefing 11.30pm BST In some good news though, Victoria has recorded zero new case...
Tags: Science, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, New South Wales, Sydney, Brisbane, Victoria, Strathfield, NSW Health, Greater Sydney, Coronavirus, Marrickville Metro


See the ExoMars Parachute Deploy From 18 Miles Up

A dummy ascended to stratospheric heights last week, as part of the European Space Agency’s ongoing preparation for its ExoMars mission, set to launch next year. The structural integrity (and reputation) of the dummy’s parachutes were on the line, and the above clip shows they passed the test.Read more...
Tags: Science, Flight, European Space Agency, Spaceflight, Parachute, ExoMars, Roscosmos, Spacecraft, Rosalind Franklin, Drop Test, Aerospace Engineering, Parachuting, In Spaceflight, Thierry Blancquaert, Pilot Chute


Nothing Might Be Poised to Revive the Best Tech Trend of the '90s: Translucent Gadgets

Ever since Carl Pei left OnePlus to form Nothing, his new company has been promising a radical new approach to modern tech design and based on some new tidbits, it appears Nothing is going to lean heavily on a tech trend from the 90s: see-through gadgets.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Transparency, Science, Technology, Macaulay Culkin, Samsung, Telecommunications, Xiaomi, Oneplus, Carl Pei, Industry Economics, Technology Internet, Microsoft Gadgets, Referential Transparency


Netflix Has a Funny Idea of How Digital Assistants Should Work

In the first episode of season two of Netflix’s Too Hot to Handle, ten horny singles are partying on a beach until, up from the depths, shrouded in fog, emerges what looks like a fancy RGB aromatherapy diffuser. Cue flailing and anguished cries. This is no ordinary gadget. This is Lana, Netflix’s fake-as-hell voice…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Smartwatch, Siri, Customer Service, Artificial Intelligence, Netflix, Iron Man, James Bond, Google Now, Alexa, Jibo, Jarvis, Virtual Assistant, Kuri


Loki's Multiverse Gets a (Non-Canonical) Tease in an Incomplete Marvel Villainous Expansion

Loki is just like Zoolander’s Hansel: “So hot right now.” (Fitting, since Owen Wilson is in both of them.) It feels like a perfect time to dive into Marvel’s multiverse with a new board game expansion, and Marvel Villainous is ready to deliver. Loki himself is a solid addition, but the others are less than marvelous.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Owen Wilson, Spider Man, Zoolander, Loki, Hansel, Marvel Comics Characters, Masque, Fictional Characters, Doctor Octopus, Cosmic Cube, MODOK, Marvel Villainous, Ultraverse, Villainous


There Was a Hidden Covid-19 Epidemic Among Household Pets, Study Suggests

Cuddling up to your pets during the pandemic may be riskier than assumed—for the pets, that is. New research out this week suggests humans are regularly transmitting covid-19 infections to their four-legged friends, though pets don’t seem to spread it further to other humans in the home. Though most infections from…Read more...
Tags: Health, Dog, Pet, Science, Environment, Articles, Virus, Pandemics, Global Health, Occupational Safety and Health, Human Interest, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Zoonoses, Transmission Of Covid 19, Els Broens


The DOT May Create a Better World, One in Which Airlines Pay Us Back for Late Baggage and Busted WiFi

Travel presents intractable hardships we accept: toilet seat piss, other people, $15 snacks, nicotine withdrawal, simmering class resentment, a TSA officer’s palms probing inner thighs, constantly feeling like a criminal for some reason, and so on. But one indignity may come to an end: the Associated Press reports…Read more...
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Delta Airlines, Luggage, Associated Press, Tsa, Gizmodo, US Airways, Baggage, Airline, Amtrak, United Airlines, American Airlines, Brian Deese, Business Finance, Civil Aviation


In Masters of the Universe: Revelation's Latest Trailer, a New Battle Begins

You have the power! To watch the latest, very excellent trailer for Kevin Smith’s highly anticipated animated series Masters of the Universe: Revelation. Picking up where the original animated show, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, left off, this latest series brings back all of your favorite characters—many of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Superheroes, Masters Of The Universe, Action Figures, The Masters, Kevin Smith, Grayskull, Dennis Haysbert, Castle Grayskull, He Man, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture, Adam Gifford, King Grayskull, Jay Tavare


Some experts say J&J vaccine recipients should get an mRNA booster. Here's what we know about mixing shots.

J&J's review process is more compassionate, more conversational, and places a greater emphasis on the employee's future growth. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images Some people who got the J&J vaccine are seeking mRNA booster shots. The CDC and FDA don't recommend mixing vaccines, but experts say it can't hurt. Early data on mixing vaccines suggests it could trigger a stronger immune response. See more stories on Insider's business page. As the Delta variant becomes...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Science, Cdc, White House, US, Trends, Spain, Delta, Astrazeneca, Fda, Pfizer, Anthony Fauci, Johnson & Johnson, J J, John Moore


Grocery Stores Couldn't Handle the Pacific Northwest's Historic Heat Wave

The record-setting heat wave ripping through the Pacific Northwest right now has already melted critical infrastructure, killed hundreds of people across the region, and closed countless schools. It came for grocers, too. Read more...
Tags: Kitchen, Food, Science, Food And Drink, Thermodynamics, Pacific Northwest, Grocery Store, Sausage, Kroger, Fred Meyer, Refrigerator, Food Preservation, Clam, Animal Products, Refrigeration, Heating Ventilation And Air Conditioning


Star Wars: The Bad Batch Put Politics Back on the Menu... Barely

Omega is safe, but the galaxy is still in turmoil. What’s a group of enhanced clones to do? The latest episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch sent Clone Force 99 on yet another side mission, one that reminded us where the galaxy has been, where it is now, and that the Bad Batch are the right heroes for the moment.Read more...
Tags: Droid, Science, Clone Wars, Hunter, Walker, Singh, Galactic Empire, Bobby Fischer, Bragg, Alexander Siddig, Avi Singh, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Star Wars The Clone Wars, CID, Television Series, Captain Rex


How to Lock Images in Google Photos

Google just rolled out a new feature in Google Photos that will help you hide your sensitive images from prying eyes.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Google Photos


People Who Hate Walled Gardens Aren’t Going to Like Where Google’s Taking the Play Store

Google will start imposing a change that would clamp down on the Android apps distributed through the Play Store. This week, the company announced that beginning in August, developers will have to publish apps as a proprietary Android App Bundle rather than the standard APK publishing format.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science


io9 Wants Cosplayers for Our San Diego Comic-Con at Home 2021 Video

Last year, we invited cosplayers to show off their best social distancing cosplay for [email protected]—and they delivered. The cosplay we saw and shared was so amazing, we decided to do it again! As the country prepares to open its convention doors in 2022, we’re once more asking our cosplaying friends to help us bring “…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, San Diego, Hobbies, Cosplay, Cosplayers, Japanese culture, Fandom, Human Interest, Otaku, Costume Design, Japanese Society, Entertainment Culture, Japanese Youth Culture


This Filter Is Really Good at Turning Seawater Into Freshwater

A team of Korean researchers have made a membrane that can turn saltwater into freshwater in minutes. The membrane rejected 99.99% of salt over the course of one month of use, providing a promising glimpse of a new tool for mitigating the drinking water crisis.Read more...
Tags: Science, Chemistry, Desalination, Membrane, Filters, Water Technology, Physical Sciences, Water Treatment, Technology Internet, Separation Processes, Membrane Technology, Nanofiber, Water Desalination, Membrane Distillation, Yunchul Woo


Resetting Your IoT Device Before Reselling It Isn't Enough, Researchers Find

As IoT devices like Amazon Echo become more and more popular, it isn’t unusual for users to re-sell them. Indeed, it’s increasingly common to come across them on eBay or even at the occasional yard sale. Amazon suggests that, when users are done with a product, they factory reset the device so as to erase any personal…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Internet Of Things, Science, Technology, Ebay, Articles, Password, Computing, Reset, Factory Reset, Amazon Echo, Flash Memory, Digital Technology, Ambient Intelligence, Technology Internet, Technology Assessment


We Now Know How Exxon Secretly Fights Crackdowns on Plastic Pollution

A senior Exxon lobbyist was caught on tape admitting that the company has been running a behind-the-scenes campaign to combat regulation on plastics and PFAS, a video released Thursday shows. The tape is the second installment of an undercover investigation conducted by Unearthed, the investigative arm of Greenpeace…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, ExxonMobil, Companies, Standard Oil, Plastic, Recycling, Greenpeace, Exxon, American Petroleum Institute, Rockefeller Family, Climate Change Denial, Judith Enck, Enck, ExxonMobil Chemical


Woman Who Stabbed Her Friend for Slender Man at Age 12 Is Getting Released Early

In 2014, two 12-year-old girls lured their best friend into the woods before stabbing her more than a dozen times—and leaving her for dead—in an attempt to satiate the internet horror meme Slender Man. Now, after spending the past three and a half years confined to a state facility, one of the attackers has will be …Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Mental Health, Slender Man, Waukesha Wisconsin, Slenderman, Anissa Weier, Michael Bohren, Payton Leutner, Fads, Winnebago Mental Health Institute, Mass Media In The United States, Law Crime, Slender Man Stabbing


Batgirl's New Threads Are All About Function, Style, and Kicking Ass

Over the course of DC’s upcoming Fear State event, present-day Gotham City will increasingly begin to look like its Future State incarnation as the Scarecrow ushers in a new era of terror with the widespread use of his fear toxins. As Gotham plunges into chaos that brings the entire Bat Family to the front lines,…
Tags: Travel, Comics, Science, Gotham, Batgirl, Gotham City, Batman, Oracle, Robin, John Ridley, Tom Taylor, Barbara Gordon, Babs Tarr, Nightwing, Dick Grayson, Damian Wayne



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