Biomarker of Alzheimer's Found To Be Regulated By Sleep Cycles

Following a 2018 study demonstrating how disrupted sleep can accelerate the buildup of toxic plaques associated with the disease, scientists from Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) in St. Louis have now identified a protein implicated in the progression of the disease that appears highly regulated by the circadian rhythm, helping them join the dots and providing a potential new therapeutic target. New Atlas reports: In their previous research, the WUSM team set out to explore how di...
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Alibaba ‘dismayed’ by its cloud unit’s ethnicity detection algorithm

Chinese tech giants have drawn international criticism after research showed they have technologies that enable the authorities to profile Muslim Uyghurs. The cloud computing unit of Alibaba, Alibaba Cloud, developed a facial recognition algorithm that can identify a person’s ethnicity or whether a person is “Uyghur”, according to research from surveillance industry publication IPVM. China has repeatedly defended its controversial “vocational training programs” imposed upon its Muslim ethnic ...
Tags: Asia, Government, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Alibaba, Muslim, Huawei, Uighur, Asia Pacific region, Alibaba Cloud, Uyghur, Gartner Alibaba, IPVM, Alibaba Alibaba Cloud

Utah among dozens of states to file another antitrust lawsuit against Google

Dozens of more states are joining an escalating effort to prove Google has been methodically abusing its power as the internet's main gateway.
Tags: Google, Utah

Google rejects plan to make it pay for news in Australia despite law being watered down

Tech giant says proposed code requiring payments to publishers ‘still falls far short’ of being workable and wants it further weakenedGoogle has rejected a bargaining code designed to force it and other tech groups to pay publishers for news they use on their websites, even though it has already been watered down after a fierce lobbying campaign by the search giant.In a post to Google’s official blog, the company’s Australian boss, Mel Silva, said the proposed code would “fundamentally break how...
Tags: Google, Australia, Australia news, Australian media, Mel Silva

Twitter bots and memorialized users will become ‘new account types’ in 2021

After a period of public feedback, Twitter adjusted some its plans for a new verification process, set to roll out next year. The company suspended public verification applications in 2017 and since appears to have rethought a few aspects of what information the platform should signal to its users, blue checks and beyond. One big verification-adjacent change around the corner: Twitter plans to add a way of distinguishing bots and other automated accounts. “… It can be confusing to people if i...
Tags: Social, TC, Twitter, Harassment, Social Media, Tech, Online Harassment, Charlottesville Virginia, Identity Verification, Jason Kessler Kessler

Google sued again over anti-competitive search practices

US states accuse Google of unfairly abusing monopolies to dominate new tech like voice assistants.
Tags: Google, News, US

Last chance to order Apple Watch Series 6 for delivery in time for Christmas

With a new screen, faster processor, and monitoring for ECG as well as blood oxygen, this is the best Apple Watch yet.
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FDA Panel Endorses Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine

Vaccine advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration voted easily and quickly to recommend that the agency give emergency use authorization to Moderna's coronavirus vaccine. CNN reports: The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) voted 20-0 with one abstention to recommend EUA for the Moderna vaccine, which is very similar in design, composition, safety and efficacy to Pfizer/BioNTech's vaccine. That was the only question facing the committee -- whether to recomm...
Tags: Tech, Cnn, Pfizer, University Of Michigan, University of Washington, US Food and Drug Administration, EUA, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Moderna, Arnold Monto, FDA Panel Endorses Moderna, Steven Pergam

Can not connect my H2O to new MacBook Pro with Apple M1 chip.

Have just purchased a new Apple MacBook Pro which has the M1 chip. This new MacBook Pro will not recognise my Kobo ereader. Apple are no help and I have not as yet received a response from Kobo. My question is: Does anyone have a new MacBook Pro with the M1 chip and if so does their ereader connect to it?
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The Source Canada Boxing Week Price On NOW

The Source Canada has great Boxing Week Prices available now! Save up to 55% off 100s of Must-Have Styles + More Deals. Boxing Week Prices is valid until December 24, 2020, and include: Save $40 off Fitbit Inspire 2 Activity Tracker, for $89.99 Save $120 off Beats Solo³ On-Ear Wireless Headphones, $129.99 Save $80 off Samsung Galaxy Buds+, for $119.99 Save $40 off Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, for $229.99 Save $10 off Apple TV 4K, 64GB, for $239.99 Save $80 off Beats Powerbeats Pr...
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Yes, Donald Trump Had a Twitter Password Any Rube Could Guess, Netherlands Authorities Say

Twitter and the White House have both denied reports that a Dutch security researcher was able to log into Donald Trump’s infamous Twitter account with the impossibly easy to guess password “MAGA2020!” But it turns out that really did happen, at least according to Dutch prosecutors.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Privacy, Passwords, White House, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Donald Trump, Two Factor Authentication, 2FA, Victor Gevers, Maga2020

160,000+ Medieval Manuscripts Online: Where to Find Them

“Manuscripts are the most important medium writing has ever had,” declares the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures at the Universität Hamburg. Under the influence of a certain presentist bias, this can be hard to believe. We are conditioned by what Marshall McLuhan described as The Gutenberg Galaxy: each of us is in some way what he called (in gendered language) a “Gutenberg Man.” From this point of view, “manuscript technology,” as he wrote in 1962, does “not have the intensity or powe...
Tags: Google, Books, College, History, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Marshall McLuhan, McLuhan, Durham NC Follow, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Bibliotheca Palatina, Codex Gigas, Universität Hamburg, Cambridge Heidelberg Universities Behold

AI-Enabled Cheetos Offer Promise of the Perfect Puff

Microsoft says in a blog post that PepsiCo is using their Project Bonsai "machine teaching" service to "help ensure its Cheetos cheese-puff snacks all have the same texture, crunch and shape," reports The Wall Street Journal. From the blog post: PepsiCo built a computer vision system that continually monitors Cheeto attributes. Data about qualities such as density and length are fed to the Project Bonsai solution, which makes adjustments to bring the product within spec. This approach reduces th...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Pepsico

iFixit Starts Tearing Down AirPods Max

iFixit today began disassembling Apple's new AirPods Max headphones for one of its traditional device teardowns, with the aim of determining whether the ‌AirPods Max‌ are repairable to any degree or an "e-waste disaster." The teardown is in progress and will be updated over the course of the next few days. This is an early, partial disassembly that also includes a quick x-ray look inside the headphones. The x-ray view provides a glimpse at the battery cell in each ear cup, dual-ring speaker d...
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Facebook Repays News Industry It Destroyed With Print Ads Begging You to Hate Apple

Facebook has taken out its second round of full-page ads in two days seeking to have Apple... not roll out a privacy update or something.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Facebook, Science, Technology, Privacy, Advertising, Ads, Feuds, Targeted Ads, Ios 14, Facebook Repays News Industry

Aurora sends offers to majority of Uber ATG employees, but not the R&D lab

Autonomous vehicle company Aurora Innovation sent offers Thursday to more than 75% of employees at Uber Advanced Technologies Group, just a week after announcing plans to acquire the self-driving subsidiary, according to a source familiar with the post-merger integration plans. Uber ATG Toronto, which employs about 50 people where the subsidiary conducted its research and development work, did not not made the cut, according to a source. Nor has Uber ATG’s chief scientist Raquel Urtasun, w...
Tags: TC, Uber, Softbank, Toronto, Tech, Automotive, University of Toronto, Chris Urmson, Aurora, ATG, Urmson, Pittsburgh San Francisco, Vector Institute, Aurora Innovation, Eric Meyhofer, An Uber

Wildfire Smoke Is Loaded With Microbes. Is That Dangerous?

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: If you're unfortunate enough to breathe wildfire smoke, you're getting a lungful of charred plant material, noxious gases, and -- if the fire tore through human structures -- incinerated synthetic materials. All across the board, it's bad stuff, proven to be a severe detriment to human health, particularly for those with respiratory conditions like asthma. And not to pile on the worries, but that haze also turns out to be loaded with microbes like ...
Tags: Tech, University of Idaho, Leda Kobziar, Kobziar

Hackers targeted the US government agency tasked with securing the nuclear weapons stockpile

The Department of Energy building is shown in Washington, Friday, May 1, 2015 AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Hackers hit the Department of Energy, including the National Nuclear Security Administration responsible for overseeing the nuclear weapons stockpile, Politico reported Thursday. In a statement on the hack, DOE said that "mission essential national security functions of the department," to include those carried out by the NNSA, had not been affected and that the hack appears to have b...
Tags: Technology, News, Washington, White House, Politico, Russia, US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Hackers, Nebraska, Associated Press, Donald Trump, DOE

Hackers Tied To Russia Hit US Nuclear Agency, Three States

The U.S. nuclear weapons agency and at least three states were hacked as part of a suspected Russian cyber attack that struck a number of federal government agencies. Microsoft Corp. was also breached, and its products were used to further attacks on others, Reuters reported. Bloomberg reports: The Energy Department and its National Nuclear Security Administration, which maintains America's nuclear stockpile, were targeted as part of the larger attack, according to a person familiar with the mat...
Tags: Russia, US, America, Tech, Bloomberg, Department Of Energy, Reuters, Microsoft Corp, Hynes, Energy Department, National Nuclear Security Administration, Shaylyn Hynes, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Google rejects Australia’s revised pay-for-news plan, proposes its own plan instead

Shows why it irks politicians by putting a link to its argument on home page Google has rejected Australia’s plan to force it to pay local news publishers for the right to index their output and present it in search results.…
Tags: Google, Australia, Software

Baby Yoda can live on your desk thanks to AR and Google Search

The second season of The Mandalorian may be ending, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye.
Tags: Google, Baby Yoda

Up To 3 Million Devices Infected By Malware-Laced Chrome and Edge Add-Ons (slashdot)

As many as 3 million people have been infected by Chrome and Edge browser extensions that steal personal data and redirect users to ad or phishing sites, a security firm said on Wednesday. Ars Technica reports: In all, researchers from Prague-based Avast said they found 28 extensions for the Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers that contained malware. The add-ons billed themselves as a way to download pictures, videos, or other content from sites including Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, and Sp...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, News, Microsoft, Ars Technica, Prague, Avast, BeauHD, Facebook Instagram Vimeo

The venture firm SOSV has hired former TechCrunch COO Ned Desmond to help grow its startups

Ned Desmond, a longtime publishing executive who spent more than half a dozen years at Time Inc. before becoming the chief operating officer of both TechCrunch and Engadget for more than eight years, has joined the investment firm SOSV as a senior operating partner. It’s seemingly a good fit for both sides. SOSV — which is currently managing a $277 million flagship fund alongside some smaller vehicles — has become known for its popular accelerator programs, including Hax, a program focused...
Tags: TC, Softbank, Tech, Venture Capital, Getaround, Formlabs, Time Inc, Crunchbase, Desmond, Engadget, Sullivan, SOSV, Memphis Meats, Personnel, Sean O'Sullivan, Ned Desmond

Wait ages for an antitrust battle and three come along at once: Google sued by 38 US states over search monopoly

Silicon Valley titan allegedly screwed rivals with exclusionary agreements On Thursday Google was hit for the third time in as many months in the United States with an antitrust lawsuit, once again focused on the internet giant's alleged monopolization of the search advertising market.…
Tags: Google, US, Software, United States, Silicon Valley

Googling for “Baby Yoda” will beam him into your living room via augmented reality

Google has been all about the fun little augmented reality Easter Eggs lately, with a bevy of search terms triggering Halloween-themed AR experiences back in October. Ghosts! Jack-o-lanterns! Dancing skeletons! Now they’ve got another one. Rolled out just in time for tomorrow’s Season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, this one brings The Child (or, as the world has taken to calling him, “Baby Yoda”) into your living room. Want to check it out yourself? You just need to search for the right thing. ...
Tags: Google, TC, Star Wars, Tech, The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda

51 thoughtful gifts to give your wife

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. AUrate When it comes to the holidays, putting a little extra thought into a gift for your wife goes a long way. We made a list of 51 thoughtful gifts for her that speak to all different kinds of interests and cover a range of budgets.Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Reviews' gift guides here.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great dealsEv...
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How Google Ruined the Internet (According to Texas)

Among all of the antitrust probes facing Google right now, the case dropped on Wednesday by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stands out for a few reasons. First, it focuses on the tech giant’s dominance in digital ads, rather than focusing on search the way that the Justice Department and more than 30 states have in…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Texas, Science, Advertising, Antitrust, Justice Department, Ken Paxton, DoubleClick, Adtech 101

Final Deadline Friday For Startup Alley Applications

Pass the word to your favorite legal tech startup. Applications will not be accepted after midnight Pacific time on Dec. 18.
Tags: Technology, Law, Startup Alley Applications

Googling for ‘Baby Yoda’ will bring him into your living room via augmented reality

Google has been all about the fun little augmented reality Easter Eggs lately, with a bevy of search terms triggering Halloween-themed AR experiences back in October. Ghosts! Jack-o-lanterns! Dancing skeletons! Now they’ve got another one. Rolled out just in time for tomorrow’s Season 2 finale of The Mandalorian, this one brings The Child (or, as the world has taken to calling him, “Baby Yoda”) into your living room. Want to check it out yourself? You just need to search for the right thing. ...
Tags: Google, TC, Star Wars, Tech, Augmented Reality, The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda

Mental wellness platform Lyra Health is raising up to $175M at a $2.25B valuation

The coronavirus pandemic has underscored, and often exacerbated, the mental health crisis that exists across the world. Even the spread of remote work is part of the problem: As everyone stays at home, the lack of interaction and watercooler chat has left employees without in-person interaction. The need for a solution has helped tech-powered mental health solutions raise funding to meet increased demand. In the latest development, it emerged that Lyra Health, a platform that focuses on provi...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Tech, Delaware, Lyra, Lyra Health, Burlingame California, Recent Funding, Forbes Lyra Health, Lyra Blended Care

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