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Amazon's Weird Body Fat Scanner Is Still a Problem

Amazon would like you to believe that knowing your body fat percentage via its Halo Band fitness tracker’s body scan feature will make you a healthier person. So much so that it’s released a validation study in partnership with Pennington Biomedical Research Center that asserts the feature is comparable to dual-energy…Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Science, Nutrition, Obesity, Halo, Articles, Overweight, Editor, Body Composition, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Adipose tissue, Body Shape, Caitlin McGarry, Body Fat Percentage, Branches Of Biology


Amazon Has Removed RavPower From Its Store Amid Crackdown on Fake Reviews

Following a recent story from the Wall Street Journal, Amazon has removed RavPower and RavPower products from its online store in a renewed effort to crack down on fake reviews. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Publishing, Science, Review, Computing, Retailers, Wall Street Journal, Aukey, Mpow, Wall Street Journal Amazon, Nicole Nguyen, 3d Publishing, Criticism Of Amazon, Technology Internet, User Review, Review Websites


‘Gamechanging’ £10m environmental DNA project to map life in world’s rivers

eBioAtlas programme aims to identify fish, birds, amphibians and land animals in freshwater systems from the Ganges to the MekongConcealed by the turbid, swirling waters of the Amazon, the Mekong and the Congo, the biodiversity of the world’s great rivers has largely remained a mystery to scientists. But now a multimillion-pound project aims to describe and identify the web of life in major freshwater ecosystems around the world with “gamechanging” DNA technology.The International Union for Cons...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Science, Biology, Animals, Africa, Environment, Americas, World news, Fish, Genetics, Wildlife, Conservation, Trees and forests, Peru, Amazon Rainforest


Xbox One Consoles Will Get Next-Gen Games Through Xbox Cloud Gaming

Deep in a blog post summing up Sunday’s Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase at E3, Microsoft casually mentioned it plans on bringing next-gen Xbox games to Xbox One consoles via Xbox Cloud Gaming. Great news, if you’ve been struggling to find a new Xbox Series S or Series X. Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Xbox, Nvidia, GeForce Now, Xbox Game Pass, E3 Microsoft, Video Game Consoles, Home video game consoles, Technology Internet, Will Tuttle, Xbox Network, Xbox Wire, Xbox Bethesda Games Showcase


Big Tech Antitrust Crusader Lina Khan Joins the FTC

Today the senate overwhelmingly confirmed tech critic and 32-year-old Columbia professor Lina Khan to join the Federal Trade Commission by a vote of 69-28. They can agree on reforming big tech; given their track record of bitching and moaning and proposing terribly uninformed and/or nefarious proposals to do it…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Science, Companies, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Columbia, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Tim Wu, Facebook Inc, Rohit Chopra, Big Tech, Lina Khan, Jurists


Timewasters' Time-Travel Adventures Are Definitely Not a Waste of Time

Timewasters—a sharp, funny 2017-2019 British series that’s now available stateside, thanks to Amazon’s free streamer IMDb TV—follows the adventures of a struggling jazz quartet after they’re suddenly transported to 1926 London. Along with the usual fish-out-of-water stuff that comes with time travel, the group must…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, London, Actors, Actresses, Wu Tang Clan, NICK, Rose, Langley, Mack, Nigel Planer, Curtis, Pete, Horace, Sophie McShera, Ted Lasso


The OnePlus Nord N200 5G Might Be the Budget 5G Phone to Beat

OnePlus has already released a handful of affordable 5G phones, but the $240 Nord N200 5G might be the company’s best low-cost 5G handset yet. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Smartphones, Best Buy, Mobile Phones, Xiaomi, Qualcomm, Oneplus, 5g, T Mobile, BH, OnePlus Nord N10 5G, Technology Internet, Redmi Note 10


Amazon Unveils Fleet of Cutesy-Named Robots to Make Its Warehouses Less of a Hazardous Hellscape

Amazon warehouse employees may soon get a couple of new co-workers: Ernie and Bert.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Publishing, Science, Labor, Retailers, Robot, Warehouse, Mobile Robot, Kermit, Bert, Ernie, Retailing, Hellscape, 3d Publishing, Technology Internet, Kevin Keck


Invincible Showrunner Discusses The Challenges of Shooting Season Finale

The finale of Invincible showcased the true destruction that can happen when a city is turned into a battlefield by two overpowered people. Robert Kirkman and the team behind Amazons’ animated series Invincible went balls to the wall with death and chaos, showing how people caught in the middle of personal vendettas…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, The Walking Dead, Fiction, Mark, JK, Robert Kirkman, Skybound Entertainment, Fictional Characters, Steven Yuen, Invincible, Simon Racioppa, Creative Works


Invincible's Showrunner Discusses the Challenges of Creating Season Finale

The finale of Invincible showcased the true destruction that can happen when a city is turned into a battlefield by two overpowered people. Robert Kirkman and the team behind Amazons’ animated series Invincible went balls to the wall with death and chaos, showing how people caught in the middle of personal vendettas…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Fiction, Mark, JK, Robert Kirkman, Finale, Fictional Characters, Steven Yuen, Invincible, Simon Racioppa, Creative Works, Omni Man


Invincible Showrunner Discusses The Challenges of Creating Season Finale

The finale of Invincible showcased the true destruction that can happen when a city is turned into a battlefield by two overpowered people. Robert Kirkman and the team behind Amazons’ animated series Invincible went balls to the wall with death and chaos, showing how people caught in the middle of personal vendettas…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, The Walking Dead, Fiction, Mark, JK, Robert Kirkman, Skybound Entertainment, Finale, Fictional Characters, Steven Yuen, Invincible, Simon Racioppa, Creative Works, Omni Man


Winning bid for a seat on Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin spacecraft goes for $28 million

Jeff Bezos inside a New Shepard Crew Capsule mockup. The first tourist on Blue Origin's New Shepard spacecraft will pay $28 million for the trip to the edge of space. The company began taking bids last month for a seat on the spacecraft in its first crewed trip set for July 20. The winner of the auction will fly on the spacecraft with Jeff Bezos and his brother for 11 minutes. See more stories on Insider's business page. The winning bid for a seat on Blue Origin's first-ev...
Tags: Amazon, Science, News, Trends, Space Tourism, Rocket, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Bezos, Victoria Cavaliere, New Shepard, Jeff Bezos Blue Origin, Tech Insider, Mark Bezos, Space Tourists


Miami and Space - the new battlegrounds for tech's top egos

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Miami techies bristle at Silicon Valley "saviors"Palantir's TikTok astro-momThe most promising startups of 2021 Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. Soundtrack: This week's newsletter has been specially designed to be consumed while listening to David Bowie's "Starman." This week: Tech egos are clashing, from the shores of Miami to...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Space, Science, Enterprise, Microsoft, Softbank, America, Newsletter, Trends, Virgin Galactic, David Bowie, Venture Capital, Richard Branson, Miami, Silicon Valley


Rocket men: Bezos, Musk and Branson scramble for space supremacy

Experts say three billionaires have upended the traditional model for human spaceflight and are shaping a thriving new eraIt was a week in which two space-faring billionaires tussled again in their futuristic game of cosmic oneupmanship. And this time, for once, Elon Musk was not at the party.The declaration that Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder and world’s richest man, was heading into space next month on the first crewed launch of his Blue Origin New Shepard rocket was followed quickly by an app...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, World news, US news, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Branson, Bezos Musk


House Lawmakers Say They Want to Break Up With Big Tech

A bipartisan coalition in the U.S. House of Representatives has introduced new antitrust legislation aimed at prying open Big Tech’s death grip on our lives. If the lawmakers get their way, it could mean that some of America’s largest tech companies will actually be broken up. Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Publishing, Science, Monopoly, America, House, Retailers, Wall Street Journal, Trump, U S House of Representatives, Legislatures, US House of Representatives, David Cicilline, David N Cicilline, Big Tech


Amazon Prime Day Is a Bad Garage Sale You Should Skip

Everyone likes a good deal—what’s not to like about getting more for less? But according to Finder’s Amazon Prime Day shopping report, 26% of American adults, or 67.7 million people, are planning to throw their money at the internet’s worst garage sale on June 21-22. This is far too many of you, and we need to talk…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Newegg, Amazon Prime, Companies, Computing, Target, Prime Now, Apple Inc, Bestbuy, Industry Economics, Counterfeit Consumer Goods


Trump’s PAC Site Tricks Donors Into Recurring Charges With ‘Happy Birthday’ Dark Patterns

It’s tough out there being a Donald Trump supporter. He makes you and your fascist compatriots chant “toilet” at plague rallies, then he leaves thousands of you freezing in the cold with no way to return to the parking lot. He tells you to try and overthrow the U.S. government then gets stingy with the pardons. Then…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Brands, Paul ryan, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, PAUL, The Trump Organization, Presidents Of The United States, American People Of German Descent, Economy Of The United States, Wealth Of Donald Trump, Donald Trump 2020 Presidential Campaign


Lord of the Rings Returns to Helm’s Deep for an Anime Film About the King of Rohan

While Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series has been a hot topic for conversation for some time, the future of J.R.R. Tolkien’s franchise has never been bound to just one new project. Get ready for something big: an anime film set in Rohan called The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Films, Warner Bros, Peter Jackson, Jrr Tolkien, Tolkien, The Lord Of The Rings, Rohan, Ultraman, New Line Cinema, Will Matthews, Sam Register, Philippa Boyens, Kenji Kamiyama, The Dark Crystal


OtterBox's New Rechargeable Controller Batteries Are Hot Swappable So You'll Never Need to Stop Playing

Swappable batteries mean your rechargeable gaming controller isn’t knocked out of commission for a few hours when the battery dies, but that also means you’ll have to disconnect from a console for a few moments to pop in a fresh one. Or does it? OtterBox’s new Power Swap Controller Batteries can be swapped in and out…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Articles, Electrical Engineering, Otterbox, Electric Power, AA battery, Xbox 360 controller, Haptic Technology, Electric Battery, Video Game Controllers, Technology Internet, Playstation 3 Accessories


Capitol Riot Attendee Pleads Guilty to Bomb Plot Against Amazon Data Center

A Texas man has pleaded guilty to a plot to blow up an Amazon Web Services (AWS) data center in Ashburn, Virginia, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas. The 28-year-old man, an apparent supporter of former president Donald Trump, bragged about attending the January 6 insurrection…
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Science, Government, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Patriot Act, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Amazon Web Services AWS, Ashburn Virginia, AR 15, Prerak Shah, Federal Government Of The United States, Agencies Of The United States Government, War Conflict, Law Crime


Landmark Report Links Earth’s 2 Biggest Existential Threats for the First Time

Mass extinction and the climate emergency each pose an existential threat to life as we know it. A new landmark report shows they must be tackled in tandem to give nature—and by extension, us—the best shot at survival.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Sustainability, Biodiversity, Natural Environment, Case Western Reserve University, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Sarah Diamond, Academic Disciplines, Biogeography, Ecosystem Service, Pam Mcelwee, Proforestation


DOJ Vows to Hunt Down Whoever Let the Public Know How Little Billionaires Pay in Taxes

This week, ProPublica released a massive scoop—a treasure trove of financial records showing how some of the U.S.’s wealthiest billionaires scamper off with virtually no tax burden. And the U.S. government knows exactly what to do in response: find whoever released those embarrassing records and incarcerate the shit…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Politics, Science, Barack Obama, Tesla, Tax, Joe Biden, Berkshire Hathaway, Jeff Bezos, Propublica, Donald Trump, Doj, Michael Bloomberg, Tax Investigation


These Dream-like Photos of the Amazon Reveal a Hidden Nightmare

The Amazon’s destruction in everyday color is terrible enough. But a special photographic method reveals the true toll of mining, logging, and other human activities on the world’s largest rainforest. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Environment, Deforestation, Amazon Rainforest, Amazon River, Antonio Guterres, Forestry, Amazon Basin, Rebecca Solnit, Guterres, Richard Mosse, Jair Bolsonaro, Continents, Geography Of South America, S S


The New Echo Show 8's Camera Is So Good I Almost Forgot How Unsettling Sidewalk Is

Everyone’s relationship with their parents is complicated. But since I had a kid, I decided I liked the idea of my daughter having an open line to call her grandparents, even if I didn’t necessarily want one for myself. Granted, my daughter is only 16 months, but she knows there’s someone in the box talking to her.…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Echo, Science, Chromecast, Netflix, Telecommunications, Computing, Grammy, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Human Interest, Google Nest, Smart Speakers, Voice User Interface


Elon Musk Paid $0 in Federal Income Tax in 2018: Report

Elon Musk, the second richest person in the world, paid precisely $0 in federal income tax in 2018, according to an explosive new report from ProPublica. And Musk isn’t the only one.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Finance, Elizabeth Warren, Tax, Income Tax, Tax Avoidance, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Propublica, Musk, Forbes


The Boys Reveals First Look at Supernatural's Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy

For season three, Amazon’s The Boys is diving into its past and there is no past without Soldier Boy. As was previously reported, Soldier Boy is being played by none other than Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles; in the world of the show, he was basically the original superhero, long before the Seven were a thing. Now we’ve…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Soldier, Supernatural, John Wayne, Steve McQueen, Jensen, Television Shows, Jensen Ackles, Eric Kripke, The Boys, Payback, Television Series, Laura Jean Shannon, Ackles, Greg Hopwood


Study sheds light on pre-Columbian life in understudied area of SW Amazon

A new study co-authored by University of Central Florida researchers shows that pre-Columbian people of a culturally diverse but not well-documented area of the Amazon in South America significantly altered their landscape thousands of years earlier than previously thought. The findings, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, counter the notion of a pristine Amazon during pre-Columbian times.
Tags: Amazon, Science, South America, National Academy of Sciences, University of Central Florida, SW Amazon


Apple Employees Ask Tim Cook to Support Those Who Want to Continue to Work Remotely

A group of Apple employees has written an internal letter to CEO Tim Cook and the company’s executive leadership team asking them to support employees that want to continue to work remotely or in location-flexible ways. The employees stated that many of them have thrived working outside the office and urged Apple…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, Labor, Companies, Tim Cook, Apple Store, Apple Inc, Telecommuting, Working time, Economy Of The United States


Amazon Should Rethink Its Half-Baked Approach to Health-Tracking

Amazon’s Halo band, the company’s first fitness tracker, drew criticism when it launched because of its two marquee features: body fat scanning and tone analysis. Several reviews— including Gizmodo’s—describing the gadget as creepy and invasive. You might think that would lead Amazon to perhaps rethink its approach to…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Fitness, Video Games, Halo, Gizmodo, Physical Fitness, Squat, Physical Exercise, Creative Works, Amazon Should Rethink Its Half Baked Approach


Amazon's Ring Will Finally Make Police Requests Public

Amazon’s Ring—a company that is famously pretty chummy with law enforcement—will now require law enforcement officials to make their requests for security footage public, the company said in a blog post published Thursday. Starting next week, any time an officer wants to ask Ring’s customers for any recordings that…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Cops, Software, Computing, Ring, Neighbors, Facial Recognition Software, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Crime Mapping, Law Crime



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