Scientists Find Brain Center That 'Profoundly' Shuts Down Pain

A research team from Duke University has found a small area of the brain in mice that can profoundly shut down pain. "It's located in an area where few people would have thought to look for an anti-pain center, the amygdala, which is often considered the home of negative emotions and responses, like the fight or flight response and general anxiety," reports ScienceDaily. From the report: The researchers found that general anesthesia also activates a specific subset of inhibitory neurons in the c...
Tags: Tech, Duke University, Wang, School of Medicine, Fan Wang, Nature Neuroscience Read

Spectra exploit attacks WiFi and Bluetooth combo chips

Researchers have found a way to attack WiFi and Bluetooth wireless combo chips with an exploit called Spectra. These combo chips are used commonly in every computer and multiple wireless devices. Research also indicates this affecting cellular networks as well. The post Spectra exploit attacks WiFi and Bluetooth combo chips appeared first on
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Apple TV Plus' 'Defending Jacob' is a hit, but new data suggests subscriber growth is sluggish

Apple TV Plus sign-ups in March and April were no greater than February sign-ups, according to the research company Antenna, suggesting that the streaming service's subscriber growth is slow compared to others during the coronavirus pandemic. But audience demand for Apple's original TV shows has grown since March, according to Parrot Analytics, particularly its breakout hit, "Defending Jacob." Viewers of the series aren't watching other Apple originals on the platform, though, Parrot data sugg...
Tags: Apple, Reese Witherspoon, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Tim Cook, Hulu, Jason Momoa, Chris Evans, Antenna, Octavia Spencer, Jacob, Steve Langdon

BIOSTAR leaks Ryzen 4000G series APUs, compatible with B550 motherboards

BIOSTAR revealed the entire AMD Ryzen 4000G series APU lineups under the B550GTQ motherboard's CPU support list. It clearly indicated the Ryzen 4th gen APU compatibility with B550 motherboards. This strongly indicated the Renoir based Zen 2 APUs with Vega on-chip graphics to be available soon. Earlier, BIOSTAR also confirmed through a different B550 motherboard listing that these APUs will not have PCIe 4.0 bandwidth. The post BIOSTAR leaks Ryzen 4000G series APUs, compatible with B550 motherboa...
Tags: Zen, All News, Hardware News, Amd, APU, BIOSTAR, Vega, Renoir, RYZEN, Ryzen APU, AMD B550, B550 Chipset, AMD Leaks, AMD News, Ryzen 4000G

It's Official: SpaceX Is a 'Go' To Launch NASA Astronauts On Crew Dragon Spaceship

An anonymous reader quotes a report from No showstoppers were found during a crucial flight readiness review (FRR) for SpaceX's Demo-2 mission, keeping the company's first-ever crewed flight on track for a May 27 liftoff, NASA officials announced today (May 22). "The Flight Readiness Review has concluded, and NASA's SpaceX Demo-2 mission is cleared to proceed toward liftoff on the first crewed flight of the agency's Commercial Crew Program," NASA officials wrote in an update today. De...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Demo, Falcon, Hurley, International Space Station Program, KSC, Kennedy Space Center KSC, Steve Jurczyk, NASA ISS, Behnken, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley, SpaceX Demo

The realities of politics, testing and mitigation in Africa

Covid-19 has a much different effect on the continent than it does elsewhere The post The realities of politics, testing and mitigation in Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Africa, Drones, African Union, Coronavirus, COVID-19, African governments, Coronavirus Testing, Covid-19 testing, Africa Centre for Disease Control, Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing, Testing Capacity

‘Fallout Shelter’ joins Tesla arcade in latest software update

Nearly a year ago, Todd Howard, the director of Bethesda Games, said that the company’s “Fallout Shelter” game would be coming to Tesla displays. It arrived, via the 2020.20 software update, this week, which was first noted at driver’s platform Teslascope. Fallout Shelter is the latest — and one of the more modern games — to join Tesla’s Arcade, an in-car feature that lets drivers play video games while the vehicle is parked. It joins 2048, Atari’s Super Breakout, Cuphead, Stardew Valley, Missil...
Tags: TC, Video Games, Tech, Tesla, Netflix, Automotive, Asteroids, Atari, Reporter, Arcade Games, Fallout, Todd Howard, Fallout Shelter, Stardew Valley, Missile Command, Video Gaming

Indonesia investigates leak of more than two million voters' personal information

Data breach included names, home addresses and national identification numbersIndonesia is investigating how 2.3 million voters’ personal information was leaked online, the election commission said.The data breach, which included names, home addresses and national identification numbers, appeared to be from the 2014 election voter list, the General Election Commission revealed on Friday. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Indonesia, World news, Asia Pacific, Data Protection, General Election Commission

Nvidia's AI Recreates 'Pac-Man' For 40th Anniversary

Nvidia recently taught its AI system to recreate the game Pac-Man just by watching it being played. Hypebeast reports: No coding or pre-rendered images were used for the software to base the recreation on. The AI model was simply fed visual data of the game being played alongside controller inputs. From there, the AI recreated what it saw frame by frame, resulting in a playable version of Bandai Namco's most recognizable title. Although it's not a perfect recreation of the title and all its asse...
Tags: Tech, Nvidia, Bandai Namco, Gan, Hypebeast

Dr. Anthony Fauci Says Staying Closed For Too Long Could Cause 'Irreparable Damage'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Stay-at-home orders intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus could end up causing "irreparable damage" if imposed for too long, White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNBC on Friday. "I don't want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down for a prolonged period of time is the way to go," Fauci said during an interview with CNBC's Meg Tirrell on "Halftime Report." He said the U.S. had to institute severe measures...
Tags: White House, Tech, Npr, Anthony Fauci, Cnbc, Fauci, Meg Tirrell

Researchers Claim New Internet Speed Record of 44.2 Tbps

Researchers based out of Australia's Monash, Swinburne, and RMIT universities say they've set a new internet speed record of 44.2 Tbps, according to a paper published in the open-access journal Nature Communications. That's theoretically enough speed to download the contents of more than 50 100GB Ultra HD Blu-ray discs in a single second. The Verge reports: What's interesting about the research is that it was achieved over 75km of standard optical fiber using a single integrated chip source, mea...
Tags: Australia, Tech, Melbourne City, Nature Communications, Clayton, Swinburne University, NBN, RMIT, Monash University, David Moss, Monash Swinburne, Tbps, Arnan Mitchell

Apple TV Plus' 'Defending Jacob' is a hit, but data suggests subscriber growth is sluggish

Apple TV Plus sign-ups in March and April were no greater than February sign-ups, according to the research company Antenna, suggesting that the streaming service's subscriber growth is slow compared to others during the coronavirus pandemic. But audience demand for Apple's original TV shows has grown since March, according to Parrot Analytics, particularly its breakout hit, "Defending Jacob." Viewers of the series aren't watching other Apple originals on the platform, though, Parrot data sugg...
Tags: Apple, Reese Witherspoon, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, Tim Cook, Hulu, Jason Momoa, Chris Evans, Antenna, Octavia Spencer, Jacob, Steve Langdon

An eighth Amazon warehouse employee has died from COVID-19

An eighth Amazon employee has died of COVID-19. The news comes as the company is under scrutiny for failing to be more transparent about the wider number of infections among its warehouse workers. A spokesperson confirmed the reports of the death, telling TechCrunch, “We are saddened by the loss of an associate who had worked at our site in Randall, Ohio. “Her family and loved ones are in our thoughts, and we are supporting her fellow colleagues.” According to the company, the worker in No...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Cleveland, Kenosha, HIPAA, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, North Randall, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Randall Ohio

Google's a Problem For Everyone Who Sells Something Online, Says Expedia Group CEO

Expedia Group's new CEO isn't mincing words about one of the company's biggest challenges: Google's dual role as a rival in online travel, and a key source of customers through search traffic and paid advertising. From a report: "I think Google's a problem -- it's a problem for everyone who sells something online, and we all have to struggle with that," Peter Kern said during an appearance on CNBC on Friday morning, following his first earnings report as the CEO of the Seattle-based online trave...
Tags: Google, Tech, Seattle, Cnbc, Expedia, Kern, Peter Kern, Expedia Group, Mark Okerstrom

Outlook For Windows Will Soon Sync Email Signatures Across Devices

Microsoft is finally bringing cloud support to Outlook for Windows email signatures. The Verge reports: Microsoft originally acknowledged that it was planning some type of sync support for Outlook signatures back in September, and the company says it will now roll this out in a June update. Office 365 and Microsoft 365 subscribers will get access to cloud signature support in Outlook for Windows, allowing users to have a consistent signature across devices. Many companies have had to turn to cus...
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Americans with limited birth control access more likely to turn to the internet for abortion information

Residents of states with limited access to contraceptives and high rates of unplanned pregnancies are more likely to turn to the internet for information about abortion. These are the findings of a new study of Google search data across all 50 states by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
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On Facebook and YouTube, Classical Musicians Are Getting Blocked or Muted

Michael Andor Brodeur, writing for The Washington Post: As covid-19 forces more and more classical musicians and organizations to shift operations to the Internet, they're having to contend with an entirely different but equally faceless adversary: copyright bots. Or, more accurately, content identification algorithms dispatched across social media to scan content and detect illegal use of copyrighted recordings. You've encountered these bots in the wild if you've ever had a workout video or liv...
Tags: Facebook, Washington Post, Tech, Baltimore, Bach, Brahms, Britney, Sheppard, Michael Sheppard, NAXOS of America, Jean Efflam Bavouzet, Michael Andor Brodeur, Faure Chopin

How a major cannabis marketer pivoted during the pandemic

Subscribe to us on Apple podcasts, check us out on Spotify and hear us on Stitcher, Google Play, iHeartRadio and Pandora too. This is our RSS feed. Tell a friend! As it markets pot to the masses, cannabis company Cresco Labs has often relied on its secret weapon—Mindy Segal, a James Beard award-winning pastry chef who partnered with the company to make a line of cannabis-infused edibles called Mindy’s. The Chicago-based chef has touted the treats at live events, including one called “Flavor T...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Advertising, Chicago, Pandora, Nevada, Illinois, Chicago Sun Times, Mindy, Butler, Molson Coors, Pfizer Johnson Johnson, Cresco Labs, Greg Butler, Cresco, Mindy Segal

The FBI is mad because it keeps getting into locked iPhones without Apple’s help

Riana Pfefferkorn Contributor Share on Twitter Riana Pfefferkorn is the associate director of Surveillance and Cybersecurity at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. The debate over encryption continues to drag on without end. In recent months, the discourse has largely swung away from encrypted smartphones to focus instead on end-to-end encrypted messaging. But a recent press conference by the heads of the Department ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Security, Gadgets, Column, Florida, Privacy, Congress, Opinion, Ebay, Israel, Tech, Smartphone, Surveillance, Encryption

The top Best Buy Apple deals for Memorial Day are headlined by $80 off the latest iPad

  Best Buy has some rare, valuable deals on a range of products for Memorial Day. Included in those deals are some sweet savings on Apple products – so if you're in the market for a new Apple device, it might be worth turning to Best Buy. Notably, you can get the get the 10.2-inch Apple iPad for just $249.99 or $80 off. Saving even more at Apple is as simple as visiting Business Insider Coupons, home to promo codes for your favorite online stores. Memorial Day usually brings with it a series...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Siri, Sprint, HomePod, AT T Save

Create Shortcut Buttons With Google's 'Action Blocks' Android App

We all use our phones for a ton of routine tasks that require a few steps to implement. For instance, if you’re going to video chat a family member you might have to find the video app on your phone, tap to open it, then scroll through your contact list to find the person you want to talk to.Read more...
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Just Turning Your Phone On Qualifies As Searching It, Court Rules

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A man from Washington state was arrested in May 2019 and was indicted on several charges related to robbery and assault. The suspect, Joseph Sam, was using an unspecified Motorola smartphone. When he was arrested, he says, one of the officers present hit the power button to bring up the phone's lock screen. The filing does not say that any officer present attempted to unlock the phone or make the suspect do so at the time. In February 2020, ...
Tags: Motorola, Washington, Tech, Ars Technica, Fbi, Seattle, Sam, U S District Court, John Coughenour, Coughenour, Joseph Sam

Aukey's RGB Keyboard, Mouse, and Mousepad Are the Perfect Starter Kit for PC Gaming

Aukey Mechanical Gaming Keyboard | $55 | Amazon Aukey RGB Gaming Mouse | $18 | AmazonAukey RGB Gaming Mousepad | $20 | AmazonRead more...
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Microsoft: Here's Why We Love Programming Language Rust and Kicked off Project Verona

Microsoft has explained why it's pursuing 'safe systems programming' through efforts like its experimental Rust-inspired Project Verona language and its exploration of the Rust programming language for Windows code written in C++. From a report: The short answer is that Microsoft is trying to eliminate memory-related bugs in software written in languages like C++, according to Microsoft Rust expert Ryan Levick. These bugs cost a lot to fix and make up a large share of Patch Tuesday hassles. Levi...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Tech, Mozilla, Verona, Levick, Kotlin, Ryan Levick

New York Auto Show canceled for 2020, pushed to spring 2021

Organizers of the New York International Auto Show, once hoping to hold the rescheduled event in August, have decided to scrap the entire year. The show has been officially canceled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced Friday. The next show will take place April 2 to April 11, 2021. Press days will be March 31 and April 1. The New York Auto Show, which is organized by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, was scheduled to begin April 10 at the Jacob K. Javit...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, New York, New York City, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, North America, American Culture, New York Auto Show, Jacob, Jacob K Javits Convention Center, New York International Auto Show, Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, Coronavirus, COVID-19

What the hell, SaaS valuations?

SaaS stocks are at it again, and I think I’ve got it figured it out. More precisely I think I’ve figured out what other people think is going on. After rigorous fact-checking by both reading tweets, making VCs talk to me on the phone, and chatting with the CEO of a $27 billion cloud company this morning, it all makes sense. Some background to start, I think. Today, Friday the 21st of May, the day after the economy shed another 2.4 million jobs, bringing the COVID-19 jobs-lost tally to nearly 4...
Tags: TC, Tech, SaaS, Redpoint, Splunk, Bessemer, ARR, Levie, Meritech Capital, Doug Merritt, COVID, Mary D Onofrio, Jamin Ball

Best Buy Memorial Day Sale: All the best deals, all in one place

The Best Buy Memorial Day Sale is now live, and we have links to each segment, along with our choices of the best deals on offer.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Android, Outdoors, Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, Trends, Computing, Home Theater, Smart Home, Health & Fitness, Best Buy 2020, Memorial Day 2020

CNBC sting: most ad networks accepted fake news site full of scraped content

CNBC's Megan Graham set up a website full of scraped news from other sites. Most ad networks she submitted it to approved it for ad placement. I only put a few hours of work into this site, but I don’t do this for a living. Real bad actors can get a lot farther than this with only a little more work. For instance, they can set up a site with actual original content, get approved, and only then start scraping content. Or, they can easily buy an existing website that’s already monetizing with adt...
Tags: Google, Post, News, Ads, Google News, Cnbc, Serious Business, Megan Graham

‘Mythic Quest’ Quarantine Special Makes Virtual Reality (Feel Like) Second Nature

The following is a compliment: While watching the new “Mythic Quest” quarantine special, I forgot several times that it is, essentially, a very effective commercial for Apple products. The Apple TV Plus comedy, which debuted its first (great!) season back in February, came back on May 22 for a socially distanced scripted special that brought […]
Tags: Apple, News, Columns, Apple TV Plus, Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet

Home working is here to stay, says Lenovo boss, and will grow the total addressable PC market by up to 30%

Hang on, didn't analyst just pooh-pooh demand? Yep It could wishful thinking or bravado on a conference call with analysts but Lenovo is betting the current home working trend and consumers' reliance on online services will run on past the crisis and be a boon for PC makers.…
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