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Lifestyle Changes Could Delay Or Prevent 40% of Dementia Cases, Study Says

Excessive drinking, exposure to air pollution and head injuries all increase dementia risk, experts say in a report revealing that up to 40% of dementia cases worldwide could be delayed or prevented by addressing 12 such lifestyle factors. The Guardian reports: The report from the Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention and care builds on previous work revealing that about a third of dementia cases could be prevented by addressing nine lifestyle factors, including midlife hearing ...
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Mad Catz R.A.T. 8+ A.D.V. High-Performance Gaming Mouse is Ready To Ship

The highly optimized R.A.T. 8+ gaming mouse is ready to hit the stores. The post Mad Catz R.A.T. 8+ A.D.V. High-Performance Gaming Mouse is Ready To Ship appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: All News, Hardware News, Gaming mouse, Mad Catz, RGB, The R.A.T. 8+ A.D.V


Apple Won’t Be Selling Its Custom ARM Chips to Other Manufacturers

Apple’s ARM Chips won’t be available for other tech manufacturers and it could add another USP in Apple’s hat. The post Apple Won’t Be Selling Its Custom ARM Chips to Other Manufacturers appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Apple, Mac, All News, Hardware News, ARM, USP, A12Z Bionic


Réparation vs augmentation/amélioration

La distinction entre réparation et augmentation/amélioration n’est valable que par rapport à une norme humaine, subjective, fixée de manière essentiellement arbitraire. Ce n’est pas une loi objective comme la vitesse de la lumière ou la gravité. [Author: [email protected] (IEET)]
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Trump told reporters he will use executive power to ban TikTok

President Donald Trump told reporters on Air Force One that he will act as soon as Saturday to ban TikTok from the US, CNBC reported. The story is updating.
Tags: TC, US, Tech, Donald Trump, Cnbc, Trump


The best Apple iPhone deals for August 2020

Apple devices can get pricey, but don't despair: Here's an up-to-date list of the best iPhone deals available.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Trends, Iphone 6, Iphone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X


The best apps for helping students stay organized and safe

Manage everything, from assignments and hectic schedules to buying books and even staying safe on campus.
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The Anglerfish Deleted Its Immune System To Fuse With Its Mate

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: There are few animals more bizarre than the anglerfish, a species that has so much trouble finding a mate that when the male and female do connect underwater, males actually fuse their tissue with the females for life. After the merger, the two share a single respiratory and digestive system. Now scientists have discovered that the anglerfish accomplishes this sexual parasitism because it has lost a key part of its immune system, which then allows ...
Tags: Germany, Tech, University of Washington, Max Planck Institute


Microsoft Is Shutting Down Cortana On Multiple Devices, Including iOS and Android

At Microsoft's Ignite conference in late 2019, the company said it was planning to shut down its standalone Cortana mobile apps as it refocuses on business users. Microsoft today is following through with that plan, announcing that it will shut down the current Cortana iOS and Android apps, end Cortana support for the Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker, and remove the original Cortana functionality from the first-generation Surface Headphones starting in 2021. The Verge reports: These changes ar...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Cortana, Tech, Alexa, Amazon Microsoft, Harman Kardon Invoke


Germany is Banning Single-Use Plastic Straws, Cotton Buds and Food Containers

Germany is banning the sale of single-use plastic straws, cotton buds and food containers, bringing it in line with a European Union directive intended to reduce the amount of plastic garbage that pollutes the environment. From a report: The Cabinet agreed Wednesday to end the sale of plastics including single-use cutlery, plates, stirring sticks and balloon holders, as well as polystyrene cups and boxes by July 3, 2021. Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said the move was part of an effort to ...
Tags: Germany, Tech, European Union, Cabinet, Svenja Schulze, Food Containers


Different type of factions used in Bitcoin

There are two main ideas for the scalability problem in case of Bitcoin blockchain, and there was a… The post Different type of factions used in Bitcoin appeared first on Gadget Advisor.
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Disrupt 2020 early-bird savings extended until next week

Even the hard-charging world of early-stage startups has its share of procrastinators, lollygaggers, slow-pokes, wafflers and last-minute decision makers. If that’s your demographic, today is your lucky day. You now have an extra week (courtesy of Saint Expeditus, the patron saint of procrastinators), to score early-bird savings to Disrupt 2020, which takes place September 14-18. Buy your pass before the new and final deadline — August 7 at 11:59 p.m. (PT) — and save up to $300. Who says prayers...
Tags: Startups, Events, Tech, Sequoia Capital, Techcrunch Disrupt, Tamar Yehoshua, Joel Neidig, Melissa Bradley, Digital Startup Alley, Roelof Botha Ureeka, TC Top Picks This


Apple Acquired Mobeewave, a Startup That Lets Smartphones Accept Payments Using NFC

Apple has purchased payments startup Mobeewave, which created a system that lets shoppers tap a credit card or smartphone on another phone to process a payment. The functionality could allow iPhones to be used as payment terminals with no additional hardware required. According to Bloomberg, Apple purchased the startup for approximately $100 million. Mobeewave's technology works with NFC, which is built into all modern iPhones. Mobeewave's website says sending payments with the Mobeewave app ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Square, Nfc, Montreal, Apple acquisition, Bloomberg Apple, Mobeewave, Apple Acquired Mobeewave


Google Accused By Developer of Retaliation For Cooperating With House Antitrust Investigation

Google kicked an email app off its Play Store Friday, just days after its developers revealed they were cooperating with House lawmakers who questioned the tech giants' chief executives during a landmark tech antitrust hearing earlier this week. From a report: The founders of Blix, the maker of the "BlueMail" app, say they believe the move was retaliation for their outspokenness on antitrust issues. They said Google had not previously warned them about the move. "We have been developing for the ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Tech, House, House Judiciary Committee, Amazon Apple Facebook, Blix, Ben Volach, House Antitrust Investigation


WATCH: Astronauts prepare for rare splashdown in SpaceX capsule, target is 7:34 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 1

WATCH THE SPLASHDOWN EVENT LIVE HERE, the SpaceX video embed in this post will go live with pre-event content sometime before 7pm EDT on Saturday August 1. NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are about to make the first splashdown return in 45 years. “SpaceX and NASA are targeting 7:34 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 1 for Crew Dragon and the two astronauts to depart the orbiting laboratory and return to Earth,” tweeted SpaceX late Friday evening. From SpaceX, here is the timeline for...
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Daily Crunch: Florida teen arrested in Twitter hack

Three arrests are made following this month’s celebrity Twitter hack, Microsoft may be working to acquire TikTok’s U.S. business and Facebook launches licensed music videos. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 31, 2020. The big story: Florida teen arrested in Twitter hack In a hack earlier this month, high-profile Twitter accounts like Apple, Elon Musk, Barack Obama and Joe Biden were compromised and posted messages promoting a cryptocurrency scheme. Now an investigation by the FBI and Departme...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Twitter, Florida, Microsoft, China, US, Tech, Joe Biden, Hack, Fbi, Ford, Genomics, Helix, Department Of Justice, Nih


Apple Surpasses Saudi Aramco To Become World's Most Valuable Company

Apple rode the company's strong earnings report to become the world's most valuable publicly traded company, surpassing the state oil giant Saudi Aramco at Friday's market close. CNBC reports: Apple shares closed up 10.47% Friday, giving it a market valuation of $1.84 trillion. Saudi Aramco, which had been the most valuable publicly listed company since its market debut last year, now trails at $1.76 trillion as of its last close. Apple's strong fiscal third quarter earnings, released Thursday, ...
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Microsoft won't start reopening its offices until January 2021, and even then it will move slowly (MSFT)

Microsoft announced that it plans to begin reopening offices on January 19, 2021. The company emailed employees on July 30 informing them of a new "hybrid workplace strategy" that it plans to roll out. As part of that plan, it extended its work from home guidance until at least next year. Are you a Microsoft employee? Contact this reporter via encrypted messaging app Signal (+1-425-344-8242) or email ([email protected]). Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Microsoft...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Twitter, Spotify, Microsoft, Trends, Salesforce, West Coast, Signal, San Francisco Bay Area, Leslie Odom Jr, Redmond Washington, Business Insider Microsoft


Amazon Says Police Demands For Customer Data Have Gone Up

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Amazon has said the number of demands for user data made by U.S. federal and local law enforcement have increased more during the first half of 2020 than during the same period a year earlier. The disclosure came in the company's latest transparency report, published Thursday. The figures show that Amazon received 23% more subpoenas and search warrants, and a 29% increase in court orders compared to the first half of 2019. That includes data c...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Amazon Echo, Justice Department, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Says Police Demands For Customer Data


August TV calendar: Dates for new and returning shows

And the shows just keep on coming. Yes, the coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to much of the production in Hollywood. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have plenty of fresh TV fare coming our way. Among the highlights: “Lucifer” kicks off its fifth season on Netflix, “Endeavour” returns on PBS, a new “Star Trek” series comes to CBS All Access, “Big Brother” kicks off an all-star edition on CBS and the NFL training camp series “Hard Knocks” tackles not one, but two teams, on HBO. And then there’s ...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, TV, Hollywood, Uncategorized, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Showtime, Cbs, Pbs, Cw, Arcadia


Buying Arm would give Nvidia firepower against rivals, but a merger would face intense 'regulatory and customer backlash,' analysts say (NVDA)

There's more speculation that Nvidia would buy Arm, with the Financial Times reporting on Friday that the chip giant plans to offer more than $32 billion for the chip design company. Such an acquisition would definitely expand Nvidia's reach in the semiconductor market, giving it more firepower against rivals Intel and AMD, veteran industry analysts told Business Insider. But such a deal would also face intense regulatory scrutiny, they said, and could hurt Arm's relationship with existing cus...
Tags: Google, Softbank, Trends, Intel, House Of Representatives, Nvidia, Amd, Financial Times, Idc, Business Insider, Bernstein, Apple Amazon Facebook, NVDA, The Financial Times, Nathan Brookwood, Ben Bajarin


Comcast Lost 477,000 Cable Customers In Q2 2020

AT&T lost an astounding 900,000 cable subscribers in the first quarter of 2020, and now, Comcast has reported that it lost 477,000 pay-TV subscribers of its own for Q2. TechSpot reports: In Q1 2020, roughly 409,000 subscribers pulled the plug on their Comcast-provided cable subscriptions -- this last quarter, the corporate giant managed to lose substantially more. If these losses continue to grow at this rate, Comcast may be on track to lose twice as many cable subscribers this year as it did la...
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Why Tell Stories?

In the last 60 seconds, here's what happened: 168 million emails were sent, 700,000 Google searches were launched, and 60 hours of YouTube videos were uploaded, not to mention all the spam, banner ads, phone calls, Facebook posts, tweets, texts, and telemarketing calls that found their way to your doorstep. A whopping 90% of all data in the world has been generated in the past two years alone. Think about this: Before the dawn of civilization, approximately 5 exabytes of information had been...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Innovation, Stories


Zuckerberg Goes Off-Script, Blasts Apple and Google in Testimony (slashdot)

During today's testimony before a Congressional antitrust panel, Mark Zuckerberg went off-script a little bit pointing out how Facebook lags behind a number of competitors, including Alphabet, Amazon.com and Apple. From a report: Zuckerberg isn't hesitating to use some sharp elbows, pointing out that Amazon is the fastest-growing advertising platform and Google is the biggest. "In many areas, we are behind our competitors," Zuckerberg said. "The most popular messaging service in the U.S. is iMes...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Zuckerberg, Congressional, Msmash, Alphabet Amazon


Twitter bans white supremacist David Duke after 11 years

The former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard has faced a belated backlash from social media companiesIn 1999, the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke predicted that the Internet would help give birth to a “coming white revolution”.The news media did not give him friendly coverage, he wrote on his website, but on the internet, he could reach supporters directly, starting a “chain reaction of racial enlightenment”. Continue reading...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Race, Social Media, US news, Ku Klux Klan, David Duke


Apple WatchOS 6 tips and tricks

The watch has its most advanced software yet, complete with long-awaited features -- here's how to use them.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, How-to, Apple Watch, watchOS, Health & Fitness, Apple Watch Tips, Watchos 6, Apple Watch Series 5


Even as cloud infrastructure growth slows, revenue rises over $30B for quarter

The cloud market is coming into its own during the pandemic as the novel coronavirus forced many companies to accelerate plans to move to the cloud, even while the market was beginning to mature on its own. This week, the big three cloud infrastructure vendors — Amazon, Microsoft and Google — all reported their earnings, and while the numbers showed that growth was beginning to slow down, revenue continued to increase at an impressive rate, surpassing $30 billion for a quarter for the first t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Azure, Tech, Earnings, Aws, Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Microsoft, Canalys, Market Analysis, Synergy Research, Synergy Research Group


How one moonshot VC approaches investing in the COVID-19 era 

Take one glance at Playground Global’s portfolio and a theme emerges: The firm’s investments are forward-looking, longer-term plays, a strategy that runs counter to the fast-return ethos that permeates certain Silicon Valley sectors. The Palo Alto-based VC firm is banking on the future with investments in capital-intensive and technically complex pursuits, including robotics, autonomous driving, metallic 3D printing and infrastructure. It’s an investment strategy that isn’t for the faint of h...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Entrepreneurship, Events, Entrepreneur, Tech, UPS, Palo Alto, Albums, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Silicon Valley, Manufacturing, Consumer Products, Fedex, Cto


Quantum physicists say time travelers don’t have to worry about the butterfly effect

What if I told you all your favorite time-travel films and books were actually created by big tech in order to wrest control of the time-travel industry from the proletariat? Think about it. Back to the Future, The Terminator, The Time Machine, all of these stories share a central theme where traveling through time is a dangerous proposition that could destroy the very fabric of our reality. It’s called the butterfly effect. The big idea is that you’d step out of your time travel machine and acc...
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