Almost Third of UK Covid Hospital Patients Readmitted Within Four Months

Nearly a third of people who have been in hospital suffering from Covid-19 are readmitted for further treatment within four months of being discharged, and one in eight of patients dies in the same period, doctors have found. From a report: The striking long-term impact of the disease has prompted doctors to call for ongoing tests and monitoring of former coronavirus patients to detect early signs of organ damage and other complications caused by the virus. While Covid is widely known to cause s...
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Google Play apps don't show up in Apps

HI all Just got my color Boox Note today, trying it out to see if I want to switch from my Kindle Oasis. I'll say it's not as good for pure book reading but I like the versatility of being able to put apps like Pocket and Shortform on it. I'm pretty disappointed with the color; it's bad on images. I still need to see how it does with color diagrams which is the primary reason I wanted it. Overall I am tending towards keeping it thus far, although I'll miss my page turn buttons. However, I have...
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Nuclear Should Be Considered Part of Clean Energy Standard, White House Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: More details have emerged about the climate and energy priorities of President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan, and they include support for nuclear power and carbon capture with sequestration (CCS). In a press conference yesterday with reporters, White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy said the administration would seek to implement a clean energy standard that would encourage utilities to use greener power sources. She added that both nu...
Tags: White House, US, Tech, Joe Biden, Biden, Gina McCarthy, Mccarthy, CCS, Clean Energy Standard White House, Ars McCarthy

How Should the Media Depict Autism?

April 2nd was "World Autism Awareness Day." This prompted Salon to ask: What would a good representation of autism in the media look like? When you talk to people who are neurodiverse, one problem they consistently identify is that even well-developed characters who seem to be on the spectrum are frequently "coded" — that is, they are given personality traits associated with autism but are never directly identified as being autistic. "I have yet to seen a portrayal in the media that feels gen...
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Isamu Akasaki, Inventor of First Efficient Blue LED, Dies At 92

Physicist Isamu Akasaki, a co-winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics for inventing the world's first efficient blue light-emitting diodes, has died, Meijo University said Friday. He was 92. The Japan Times reports: Akasaki, born in Kagoshima Prefecture, graduated from Kyoto University in 1952 before working at Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., now Panasonic Corp. He started working at Nagoya University as a professor in 1981 and was later given an honorary title. In 2014, he shared the Nobe...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Panasonic Corp, Amano, Kyoto University, Japan Times, Nagoya University, Kagoshima Prefecture, Shuji Nakamura, University of California Santa, Akasaki, Meijo University, Isamu Akasaki Inventor, Isamu Akasaki, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co, Hiroshi Amano

New iPhone SE Rumors Claim a 5G Model Is Coming Next Year

Rumors about the next model of Apple’s fan-favorite compact smartphone are already in full effect, though it could be well over a year before we see one.Read more...
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Apple Knew It Was Selling Defective MacBook Displays, Judge Concludes

A potential class-action lawsuit will go forward for Apple's fragile 2016 MacBook Pro display cables. Judge Edward Davila ruled that "Apple should have known that they would fail and yet kept selling them anyhow," reports The Verge. It follows a recently-certified class action lawsuit for the MacBook Pro's infamous butterfly keyboards. From the report: "The court finds that the allegations of pre-release testing in combination with the allegations of substantial customer complaints are sufficien...
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ISP Imposes Data Cap, Explains It To Users With Condescending Pizza Analogy

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Cable company WideOpenWest (which markets itself as WOW!) yesterday told customers that it is imposing a data cap and explained the change with a pizza analogy that would seem more appropriate for a kindergarten classroom than for an email informing Internet users of new, artificial limits on their data usage. The email said WOW is "introducing a monthly data usage plan for your Internet service on June 1, 2021" and described the system as f...
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Festival Pass: This long-running Southern California festival has announced its 2021 lineup

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. Back in the pre-pandemic days, you could be sure that Hard Summer would announce its lineup right after the end of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. It was a smart move for Insomniac’s Southern California hip-hop/EDM fest, capitalizing on the crossover artists who had just played Coachella and had built buzz around their performances. But with n...
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Daily Crunch: Apple Arcade expands with classic games

Apple adds classic titles to Apple Arcade, Microsoft experiences an outage and Coinbase is going public. This is your Daily Crunch for April 2, 2021. The big story: Apple Arcade expands with classic games Until now, Apple’s game subscription service was limited to exclusive new titles, but today it’s introducing two new categories: App Store Greats (popular iPhone games like Monument Valley+, Fruit Ninja Classic+, Cut the Rope Remastered and Badland+) and Timeless Classics (board games and puzzl...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Gaming, Asia, Microsoft, Mexico, US, Tech, Latin America, Coinbase, RPA, Badland, Daily Crunch, Apple Arcade, Apple Arcade Microsoft

Report: The Pixel 6 will run on Google’s first custom CPU

One of the iPhone’s biggest advantages against Android competition has been the tight integration of iOS with Apple’s custom silicon. Now it appears that at long last, Google is ready to respond in kind. A report by 9to5Google claims Google plans to introduce its own processor, internally dubbed GS101 and codenamed ‘Whitechapel,’ with this fall’s Pixel 6. It’s not the first time we’ve heard such rumblings; Whitechapel was first rumored in early 2020, and CEO Sundar Pichai teased “deeper investme...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Samsung, Sundar Pichai, Insider, Whitechapel, Plugged

Open-Source Software Becomes a Standard In Dortmund, Germany

The Council of the German city of Dortmund has announced that it's embracing free and open-source software, wherever possible. The Document Foundation reports: The Dortmund Council has declared digitalisation to be a political leadership task in its Memorandum 2020 to 2025. In the course of this, two central resolutions for free software were passed on February 11, 2021, for which the minutes were published on March 30: - "Use of open source software where possible." - "Software developed by ...
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Apple Adds New SVP of Hardware Engineering John Ternus to Leadership Site

Apple today updated its dedicated leadership website to add a profile for John Ternus, reflecting his new role as Apple's Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering. Apple in January announced that former Hardware Engineering SVP Dan Riccio was transitioning to a new role to focus on an unspecified project, and that Ternus would take over. Riccio has been removed from the executive page as he's now a vice president of engineering, and while Apple has not said what he's working on, Bloombe...
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ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

Gaetz-Gate Grows It felt like a slow news week until the New York Times reported what would become the tip of the iceberg in an unfolding scandal involving Trump loyalist Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). There's a lot to dig into here. The initial NYT report said Gaetz was being investigated for a possible sexual relationship with a minor. Gaetz has denied the allegations, and claims the reporting stems from an extortion plot against him. Gaetz has claimed a former federal prosecutor approa...
Tags: Apple, Texas, News, Obama, Washington, Georgia, Iran, Cnn, Fbi, House, New York Times, Delta, Biden, Doj, Trump, Robert Levinson

Extra Crunch roundup: Tonal EC-1, Deliveroo’s rocky IPO, is Substack really worth $650M?

For this morning’s column, Alex Wilhelm looked back on the last few months, “a busy season for technology exits” that followed a hot Q4 2020. We’re seeing signs of an IPO market that may be cooling, but even so, “there are sufficient SPACs to take the entire recent Y Combinator class public,” he notes. Once we factor in private equity firms with pockets full of money, it’s evident that late-stage companies have three solid choices for leveling up. Seeking more insight into these liquidity opti...
Tags: Startups, TC, Asia, Entrepreneurship, Mexico, Ipo, US, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Capital, Machine Learning, SEC, EC, Alex, Latin America, Digitalocean

Discovery Plus is the perfect streaming service for fans of nonfiction shows, but its interface needs some work

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Discovery Plus/Ben Blanchet/Insider Discovery Plus offers all your favorite Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, Food Network, and HGTV shows. The service costs $5 a month with ads, or $7 a month without commercials. The interface has flaws, but the low price makes it a great option for fans of Discovery's networks. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Free Trial for Verizon Unlimited Customers (small) M...
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Florida Governor Issues Executive Order Prohibiting COVID-19 Vaccine Passports

New submitter v1 writes: "Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order Friday forbidding local governments and businesses from requiring proof of a COVID-19 vaccine," reports WTXL-TV. In addition to local businesses and governments, this move is certain to rub the restarting cruise ship businesses the wrong way. Let the lawsuits begin! The executive order reads, in part: "No Florida government entity, or its subdivisions, agents, or assigns, shall be permitted to issue vaccine passports, vacc...
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Here are 7 of the best DeX features on your Samsung phone

Samsung DeX is a great way to get a desktop experience from your phone, and the system is actually pretty versatile. Here are some of the best DeX features.
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What if you’re living in a simulation, but there’s no computer?

Swedish Philosopher Nick Bostrom’s simulation argument says we might be living in a computer-generated reality. Maybe he’s right. There currently exists no known method by which we could investigate the parameters of our “programming,” so it’s up to each of us to decide whether to believe in The Matrix or not. Perhaps it’s a bit more nuanced than that though. Maybe he’s only half-wrong – or half-right, depending on your philosophical view. What if we are living in a simulation, but there’s no co...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Nick Bostrom, Neural

How to Download Your Samsung Cloud Data Before It Disappears

The Samsung Cloud storage service is on its way out. The shutdown is happening in phases depending on where you live—but one of the first deadlines has already passed for the U.S., Australia, UK, and most of Europe, aka “Group 1". Group 1 users had until Wednesday, March 31 to directly sync their Samsung Cloud data…Read more...
Tags: Google, Europe, Technology, Microsoft, Cloud Storage, Samsung, Best Buy, Software, Computing, Lifehacks, Icloud, Samsung Electronics, Microsoft OneDrive, Samsung Cloud, Universal Windows Platform Apps, Videotelephony

How to Manage (and Cancel) Your Subscriptions on iOS and Android

I don’t know about you, but the number of times I’ve signed up for a free trial of an app or service and completely forgotten about it, only to get hit with unexpected monthly charges on my credit card statement is...well, it’s a lot. And while there are a few ways to remind yourself when those free trials end, some…Read more...
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Godzilla and Kong Keep Growing. But They're No Match for Physics

Both monsters have grown in size over the years, and they reach new heights in Godzilla vs. Kong. But could they ever exist in real life? From a report: The last time the pair squared off, in the 1962 Japanese stop-motion release King Kong vs. Godzilla, Kong was 148 feet tall, compared to just 25ft tall in Peter Jackson's 2005 film King Kong, according to online estimates. In 2017's Kong: Skull Island, the great primate was around 104ft; almost four times smaller than the current iteration of Go...
Tags: Tech, Godzilla, Peter Jackson, Skull Island, Imperial College London, Kong, David Labonte, Labonte, King Kong, Godzilla Kong, James Rosindell, Imperial College Labonte

The best headphone deals - save $50 on Apple's AirPods Pro noise-cancelling earbuds

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Crystal Cox/Business Insider Good-quality headphones can be expensive, but they often go on sale.We've rounded up the best headphone deals for April 2021.Right now, the - that's $50 off their full price. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A great pair of headphones can change the way you listen to music. Sure, the random earbuds that you have in your bottom drawer may do the job just fine for s...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Audio, Trends, Tech, Features, Tech Deals, Headphones, Sony, Earbuds, Shure, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, Amazon Studio, Amazon Perhaps

What is BlueStacks? How to use Android apps and games on your Mac or PC

You can use BlueStacks to access your Android apps from a computer. POJCHEEWIN YAPRASERT PHOTOGRAPHY/Getty Images BlueStacks is a popular and free emulator for running Android apps on a PC or Mac computer. BlueStacks doesn't look exactly like Android, but it's easy to use and you can install Android apps from the Play Store. BlueStacks has modest system requirements and should work with computers running Windows 10, or at least macOS Sierra. Visit Insider's Tech Reference lib...
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Want to take a road trip with Kevin Costner? Investors are betting you might

Woody Sears has long been interested in storytelling. After spending several years in sales after nabbing an MBA from Pepperdine — and following the debut in 2007 of the first iPhone — he founded a storytelling app called Zuuka that built up a library of narrated and illustrated kids’ books for the iPhone and iPad. Sears later sold that company to a small New York-based outfit. But Sears, who is based in Santa Barbara, Calif., isn’t done with stories yet. Instead, he just raised $1.6 million in ...
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Want to take a road trip with Kevin Costner? Investors are betting you will

Woody Sears has long been interested in storytelling. Following the debut in 2007 of the first iPhone, he founded a storytelling app called Zuuka that built up a library of narrated and illustrated kids’ books for the iPhone and iPad. Sears later sold that company to a small New York-based outfit. But Sears, who is based in Santa Barbara, California, isn’t done with stories yet. Instead, he just raised $1.6 million in seed funding for his second and newest storytelling startup, HearHere, a subsc...
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Google is limiting which apps can see everything else you have installed

Apps that misuse the permission will be removed
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Seeing stones: pandemic reveals Palantir's troubling reach in Europe

Covid has given Peter Thiel’s secretive US tech company new opportunities to operate in Europe in ways some campaigners find worryingThe 24 March, 2020 will be remembered by some for the news that Prince Charles tested positive for Covid and was isolating in Scotland. In Athens it was memorable as the day the traffic went silent. Twenty-four hours into a hard lockdown, Greeks were acclimatising to a new reality in which they had to send an SMS to the government in order to leave the house. As we...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Greece, Privacy, Scotland, US, European Union, NHS, Italy, Athens, Peter Thiel, Prince Charles, Data Protection, Gdpr, Ursula von der Leyen, Coronavirus

Three ways VC firms can construct sustainably diverse portfolios

Leslie Feinzaig Contributor Share on Twitter Leslie Feinzaig is the founder and CEO of the Female Founders Alliance. Venture capital has a diversity problem: Data show that Black and Latinx founders received just 2.6% of overall funding in 2020. Women-founded teams received nearly 30% less funding in 2020 than they did in 2019. For decades, a close-knit community of brilliant but like-minded individuals built a system of patt...
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