Sleeping Octopuses May Have Dreams, But They're Probably Brief

According to a report in the journal iScience, octopuses may have short dreams during their alternating periods of sleep. NPR reports: [Sidarta Ribeiro, a neuroscientist at the Brain Institute at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil] and some colleagues decided to video-record four adult octopuses in the lab to monitor their sleep. And to make sure the animals were genuinely sleeping, the researchers checked to see if they would respond to a video of a swimming crab, a favorit...
Tags: Tech, Brazil, Npr, Brain Institute, Sylvia Medeiros, Sidarta Ribeiro, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Why People's Expensive NFTs Keep Vanishing

An anonymous reader shares a report from Motherboard, written by Ben Munster: When you buy an NFT for potentially as much as an actual house, in most cases you're not purchasing an artwork or even an image file. Instead, you are buying a little bit of code that references a piece of media located somewhere else on the internet. This is where the problems begin. Ed Clements is a community manager for OpenSea who fields these kinds of problems daily. In an interview, he explained that digital artw...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, Ethereum, Munster, NFT, Clements, Clement, Ed Clements, Ben Munster

‘The Year Earth Changed’ Trailer: Apple TV+ Doc Hones in on Nature and Wildlife in the Age of Coronavirus

For the past year, humanity has been dealing with the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. While it’s been a nightmare for millions to be stuck at home in order to keep themselves safe from COVID-19, it hasn’t been quite so bad for nature and the animal kingdom. Thanks to the drastic decrease in human activity around the globe, the natural world was given more freedom to explore parts of the globe that they otherwise never would have seen. A new Apple TV+ documentary called The Year Earth Change...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Documentary, Himalayas, Movie Trailers, David Attenborough, Appletv, COVID, The Year Earth Changed

'Incompetent Developers' Blamed For NZ Patient Privacy Breach of COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Systems

An anonymous reader writes: The New Zealand Ministry of Health has launched a "sweeping review" of the nation's COVID vaccine-booking system, after a data breach led to exposure of personal information for more than 700 patients. A whistleblower reported over the weekend that they could access information about other patients, which was "readily accessible within the public-facing code of the website" -- apparently hard coded. As a response, the Ministry of Health has ordered a review of all sys...
Tags: Tech, Nz, Ministry of Health, New Zealand Ministry of Health, Valentia Technologies, Canterbury DHB

Apple Watch Can Accurately Assess Frailty, Finds Stanford Study

The Apple Watch can accurately determine a user's "frailty," according to the findings of a recently-published study from Stanford University. MacRumors reports: Frailty can be determined using a six-minute walking test (6MWT), and the metric is a general standard used to evaluate the functional mobility and exercise capacity of a patient. Higher scores indicate "healthier cardiac, respiratory, circulatory, and neuromuscular function," according to Apple. Conducted by Stanford University researc...
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PHP's Git Server Hacked To Add Backdoors To PHP Source Code

dotancohen writes: Late Sunday night, on March 28, 2021, Nikita Popov, a core PHP committer, released a statement indicating that two malicious commits had been pushed to the php-src Git repository. These commits were pushed to create a backdoor that would have effectively allowed attackers to achieve remote code execution through PHP and an HTTP header. "The incident is alarming considering PHP remains the server-side programming language to power over 79% of the websites on the Internet," adds...
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New PatentlyO Law Journal Article: Covid-19 Pandemic’s Impact on the U.S. Patent System Through November 2020

New PatentlyO Law Journal article by Nicholas Shine.  Mr. Shine is  a J.D. Candidate 2021, BSEE, is a 3L student at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. This essay was conducted as a directed research project under the supervision of Professor Bernard Chao.  – Jason The Covid-19 pandemic has had and continues to have a major impact on people and countries across the globe.  The pandemic has not only affected people, it has affected many facets of life including the economy.  The Unite...
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Apple's repair store verification program is rolling out worldwide

Apple's Independent Repair Provider program provides genuine parts for out-of-warranty repairs, and now third-party shops around the...
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AT&T Lobbies Against Nationwide Fiber, Says 10Mbps Uploads Are Good Enough

AT&T is lobbying against proposals to subsidize fiber-to-the-home deployment across the U.S., arguing that rural people don't need fiber and should be satisfied with Internet service that provides only 10Mbps upload speeds. Ars Technica reports: AT&T Executive VP Joan Marsh detailed the company's stance Friday in a blog post titled "Defining Broadband For the 21st Century." AT&T's preferred definition of 21st-century broadband could be met with wireless technology or AT&T's VDSL, a 14-year-old s...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, AT T, AT T Executive VP, AT amp ; T Lobbies Against Nationwide Fiber Says, Joan Marsh, AT T s VDSL

Daily Crunch: Boston Dynamics shows off its next commercial robot

We’ve got the details on Boston Dynamics’ upcoming warehouse robot Stretch, Apple releases security patches and Cazoo is going public via SPAC. This is your Daily Crunch for March 29, 2021. The big story: Boston Dynamics shows off its next commercial robot Boston Robotics continues its transformation from research organization to commercial robotics company: Stretch is the company’s commercial version of Handle, a wheeled robot that could navigate around objects and pick up a 100-pound crate. Wi...
Tags: Apple, Google, US, Tech, Beijing, South Africa, Paris, Myanmar, Ibm, Robotics, Boston Dynamics, Visa, Nyse, SPAC, NFT, USDC

T-Mobile Is Already Pulling the Plug on Its Live TV Services

Just five months after announcing its TVision streaming bundle, T-Mobile confirmed on Monday that the service will go belly up at the end of April in order to make way for live TV solutions from YouTube TV.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Deutsche Telekom, Multimedia, Philo, Video Hosting, Streaming Media, T Mobile, YouTube TV, Mass Media, T Mobile US, Mike Sievert, Distributed Computing, Tvision, Technology Internet

T-Mobile Will Make Google Messages Its Default Messaging App for Android

T-Mobile customers with Android devices will be using Google’s Messages as their primary messaging app.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Youtube, Computing, Deutsche Telekom, Messages, Operating Systems, Philo, T Mobile, Now, Business Finance, YouTube TV, Streaming Television, T Mobile US

FTC Abandons Antitrust Lawsuit Against Qualcomm

The United States Federal Trade Commission is abandoning its antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm, reports Bloomberg. The FTC will not seek a Supreme Court review of a 2020 federal appeals court decision that determined that Qualcomm's licensing practices are fair and not anticompetitive. In a statement, FTC chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter said that the FTC's conclusion that Qualcomm violated antitrust laws was correct, but the agency is facing "significant headwinds" attempting to get the a...
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How to enable Facebook dark mode on any device

Dark mode reduces the amount of white light on your screen, which can be easier on the eyes. Superb Images/Getty Images You can enable Facebook dark mode on your iPhone, Android, or computer. Facebook dark mode allows you to switch the app's background to black instead of white. Dark mode can save battery life and may even be easier on your eyes, especially at night. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Dark mode is an optional setting that changes the backgr...
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PlayStation Store for PS3, PS Vita Closes This Summer

Sony confirmed on Monday that PlayStation Store access for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable will end this summer. From a report: The PS3 and PS Vita stores close Aug. 27, 2021; the PSP's remaining purchase functions will end on July 2, 2021. PS3, Vita, and PSP owners will still be able to re-download and play any games they've purchased through the PlayStation Store. Users can still redeem voucher codes for games and PlayStation Plus, too. Additionally, multi-platfor...
Tags: Tech, Sony, PlayStation Vita, Vita, PS Vita, PSP, PS3 PS Vita

Baking up the future with Mars Wrigley & Cloud AI

Baking is something that I like to do to relax; spending leisurely evenings creating something beautiful with as much care and precision as possible. Baking with AI—blending my day job as a machine learning engineer with one of my favorite hobbies—makes this experience even better. Plus, the serendipitous nature of building the model, arriving at a new and unique recipe and then testing it in the kitchen, is incredibly fun. So, when legendary confectioner Mars Wrigley approached us for a Malt...
Tags: Google, UK, Instagram, Mars, Marmite, Sara Robinson, Google Cloud, Mars Wrigley, Maltesers ® AI Cakes, BakeAgainsttheMachine

Apple’s independent repair program is expanding to over 200 countries

There’s 1,500 participating locations currently
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Google Aims To Be the Anti-Amazon of Ecommerce. It Has a Long Way To Go.

Google tried to copy Amazon's playbook to become the shopping hub of the internet, with little success. Now it is trying something different: the anti-Amazon strategy. From a report: Google is trying to present itself as a cheaper and less restrictive option for independent sellers. And it is focused on driving traffic to sellers' sites, not selling its own version of products, as Amazon does. In the last year, Google eliminated fees for merchants and allowed sellers to list their wares in its s...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Tech, United States, Bill Gurley, Juozas Kaziukenas, Anti Amazon of Ecommerce

Half-hour outage affects Apple App Store, iMessage, iCloud Drive, and more

Apple's App Store and some of its iCloud services experienced a half-hour outage. By midafternoon, it had been resolved.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Imessage, Trends, App Store, Icloud

Law Firm Hoping To Add Legal Losses To Plaintiffs' Gambling Losses By Suing Google, Apple Over Casino Apps (techdirt)

There's a new cottage industry of Section 230 lawsuits springing up from the law offices of Tycko & Zavareei in Washington, DC (with the assistance of Pearson, Simon & Warshaw of California, the state where the lawsuits are being filed). Over the past few years, we've seen a plethora of lawsuits alleging vicarious liability for terrorist attacks being filed against social media platforms by opportunists at 1-800-LAW-FIRM and Excolo Law. Not a single one of these lawsuits has made it past the p...
Tags: Apple, Google, News, Mississippi, California, US, United States, Washington Dc, Tennessee, Liberty, Zynga, Anne, Ninth Circuit, Tim Cushing, Techdirt, Tycko Zavareei

Apple security alert: upgrade your iPhone, iPad or Watch software now

Apple is advising iPhone, iPad and Watch customers to upgrade the software that runs their devices as soon as possible. Read More Apple's new privacy push angers Facebook - but called 'a defining moment' by NZ Privacy Commissioner... [Author: [email protected]]
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Jake Paul looks to knock out the venture capital world with Anti Fund

During every economic boom, there are startup investors who appear on the scene from new corners. Some churn out; others earn the respect of the old guard over time. Jake Paul would be happy to be in the latter camp. Then again, the 24-year-old didn’t become a YouTube star by being conventional. Little wonder that Paul is now jumping into venture capital with a venture outfit called the Anti-Fund. Newly formed with serial entrepreneur Geoffrey Woo, the endeavor is traditional in some ways but ha...
Tags: Youtube, Stanford, Tech, Arizona, Nba, Miami, Andreessen Horowitz, MMA, Marc Andreessen, Chris Dixon, West Hollywood, PAUL, Nate Robinson, Jake Paul, Geoffrey Woo, Triller

Discovery Plus Releases Trailer for ‘The Swim,’ Premiering in April (TV News Roundup)

In today’s TV news roundup, Discovery Plus released a trailer for “The Swim,” and Apple TV Plus announced original Earth Day programming, including “The Year Earth Changed” and new seasons of “Tiny World” and “Earth At Night In Color.” DATES Apple TV Plus announced new original Earth Day programming set to premiere on April 16, […]
Tags: Apple, News, Wipeout, The Swim, Miss Scarlet and the Duke, The Year Earth Changed

LIVEKINDLY screams its way to the top of new plant brands with the close of a $335 million round

LIVEKINDLY Collective, the shouty parent company behind a family of plant-based food brands, has snagged cash from the global impact investing arm of $103 billion investment firm TPG to close its latest round of funding at $335 million. The company’s fundraising shows that investors still have high hopes for plant-based food brands and that despite the money that’s flowed to companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods — and the resurgence of older brands in the category like Quorn or Kellogg...
Tags: Food, Startups, TC, China, Tech, Unilever, United States, Food And Drink, Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat, Nestle, Ellis, Rabobank, TPG, Blue Horizon, Steve Ellis

VW Accidentally Leaks New Name For Its US Operations: Voltswagen

Volkswagen accidentally posted a press release on its website a month early on Monday announcing a new name for its U.S. operations, Voltswagen of America, emphasizing the German automaker's electric vehicle efforts. CNBC reports: The release called the change a "public declaration of the company's future-forward investment in e-mobility." It said Voltswagen will be placed as an exterior badge on all EV models with gas vehicles having the company's iconic VW emblem only. To "preserve elements of...
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The best AirPods and AirPods Pro deals you can get today, including $50 off the AirPods Pro

Crystal Cox/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Apple's AirPod lineup makes listening to audio on iPhones easy. Right now, AirPods Pro are only $200 from Staples, a $50 savings. Check out our best headphones deals for more options. Apple's AirPods are among your best options for wireless earbuds. They automatically pair with your Apple devices the moment you open the case nearby, and you can use your Ap...
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Apple Loses Bid To Stop Swatch Using Jobs's 'One More Thing' Cue

"One more thing," Steve Jobs would say at the end of many an Apple keynote, giving his cue for announcing a surprise new product. But Apple can't keep its founder's turn of phrase for itself, a London judge ruled Monday as he sided with Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group AG in a long-running dispute over trademarks. From a report: Swatch's attempt to register the phrase might have been an attempt to "annoy" Apple, Judge Iain Purvis said in his ruling, but Apple can't block it from doing so. Purvis sa...
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Private equity is taking aim at advertising

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for March 30. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Private equity eyes advertising.Adtech company ID5 raises $6 million.T-Mobile pulls TVision.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @LaurenJohnson. Shamrock Capital 14 top private-equity firms th...
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Ramp looks to raise more capital as the corporate-spend market mints unicorns

Earlier this year Divvy, a Utah-based software company that provides corporate spend management software, raised a $165 million round at a $1.6 billion valuation. It followed its competitor Brex to unicorn-status as the market for financial services software and corporate payment solutions stayed red-hot in 2021 after a blockbuster 2020. Now Ramp, a competitor to both Divvy and Brex, is looking to raise new capital from Stripe and D1 Capital Partners at a valuation that could top $1 billion. The...
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T-Mobile is the first US carrier to make Google Messages its default SMS app

Google's Messages platform just got a big boost from T-Mobile.
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