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What is wrong with this id link?

This is is the link within the text: This is in-text.2 This is the end note at the endnote page: 2This is the endnote. It works on Apple Books. However, on Google Books, it only works by taking me to endnotes page but it won't take me back to where I was.
Tags: Apple, Books, Calibre, Google Books


New, Reversible CRISPR Method Can Control Gene Expression While Leaving DNA Sequence Unchanged

fahrbot-bot shares a report from Phys.Org: Over the past decade, the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system has revolutionized genetic engineering, allowing scientists to make targeted changes to organisms' DNA. While the system could potentially be useful in treating a variety of diseases, CRISPR-Cas9 editing involves cutting DNA strands, leading to permanent changes to the cell's genetic material. Now, in a paper published online in Cell on April 9, researchers describe a new gene editing technology ...
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China gets serious about antitrust, fines Alibaba $2.75B

Chinese regulators have hit Alibaba with a record fine of 18 billion yuan (about $2.75 billion) for violating anti-monopoly rules as the country seeks to rein in the power of its largest internet conglomerates. In November, China proposed sweeping antitrust regulations targeting its tech industry. In late December, the State Administration for Market Regulation said it had launched an antitrust probe into Alibaba. SAMR, the country’s top market regulator, said on Saturday it had determined that ...
Tags: TC, Ecommerce, Asia, China, Tech, Alibaba, Tencent, Jack Ma, State Administration, Wang Hai, State Administration for Market Regulation, People 's Republic of China Alibaba


US Arrests Suspect Who Wanted To Blow Up AWS Data Center

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Record: The FBI has arrested on Thursday a Texas man who planned to blow up one of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers in an attempt to "kill of about 70% of the internet." Seth Aaron Pendley, 28, of Wichita Falls, Texas, was arraigned in front of a Texas judge today and formally indicted with a malicious attempt to destroy a building with an explosive. The US Department of Justice said Pendley was arrested on Thursday after he tried to acquire...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Virginia, US, Tech, Fbi, United States, Signal, Fort Worth Texas, US Department of Justice, Amazon Web Services AWS, Wichita Falls Texas, Pendley, FBI CIA, Seth Aaron Pendley


Customs and Border Protection Paid $700,000 To Encrypted App Wickr

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), part of the Department of Homeland Security, recently paid encrypted messaging platform Wickr over $700,000, Motherboard has found. The news highlights the value of end-to-end encryption to law enforcement, while other federal law enforcement agencies routinely lambast the technology for what they say results in visibility on criminals' activities "going dark." The contract is related to "Wickr lice...
Tags: Tech, CBP, Customs, Department Of Homeland Security, U S Customs, Wickr, Border Protection CBP


Endnotes are not working even though they are working on iOS & macOS

So, I made an epub, validated it and everything works fine. Now, I sent it to my Google Play Books to make sure it works, and it does. However, the endnotes links are broken on the endnote page. So, when I click a superscript, it shows a popup (the direction is wrong in the popup.) If I click on "Show on the page" it takes me to the endnotes page. Which is correct. However, when I click on the same superscript to take me back to where I was, it does not do anything. Any idea how different Goog...
Tags: Apple, Google, Books, Plugins


Wonder Dynamics raises $2.5M seed to equip indie filmmakers with AI-powered VFX

Practically every film production these days needs some kind of visual effects work, but independent creators often lack the cash or expertise to get that top-shelf CG. Wonder Dynamics, founded by VFX engineer Nikola Todorovic and actor Tye Sheridan, aims to use AI to make some of these processes more accessible for filmmakers with budgets on the tight side, and they’ve just raised $2.5 million to make it happen. The company has its origins in 2017, after Sheridan and Todorovic met on the set of...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Film, Funding, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, Silicon Valley, Will Smith, Ang Lee


Research Says Facebook's Ad Algorithm Perpetuates Gender Bias

New research from a team at the University of Southern California provides further evidence that Facebook's advertising system is discriminatory, showing that the algorithm used to target ads reproduced real-world gender disparities when showing job listings, even among equally qualified candidates. The Intercept reports: In fields from software engineering to sales to food delivery, the team ran sets of ads promoting real job openings at roughly equivalent companies requiring roughly the same s...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, University Of Southern California


TAE Technologies Claims Landmark In Fusion Energy, Sees Commercialization By 2030

TAE Technologies, a 20-year-old fusion energy technology developer, is claiming to have hit a milestone in the development of a new technology for generation power from nuclear fusion. The company said its reactors could be operating at commercial scale by the end of the decade, thanks to its newfound ability to produce stable plasma at temperatures over 50 million degrees (nearly twice as hot as the sun). TechCrunch reports: For TAE Technologies, the achievement serves as a validation of the li...
Tags: Tech, Norman, Norman Rostoker, TAE Technologies, Michl Binderbauer, Rostoker


Myanmar's Internet Suppression

In Myanmar, the junta's intensifying crackdowns on protesters in the street are mirrored by its rising restrictions online. Reuters: In the early hours of Feb. 1, Myanmar's military seized power in a coup that has ignited months of mass protests. The military junta's security forces have since killed more than 550 civilians in crackdowns on the pro-democracy protesters, including children. To try to suppress protests, the junta has imposed increasing restrictions on internet access, culminating ...
Tags: Tech, Myanmar, Reuters, U N Human Rights Council, Zaw Min Tun, Felicia Anthonio


Extra Crunch roundup: StockX EC-1, Early Stage recaps, unpacking Alkami’s IPO, more

Over the last few days, we’ve published several articles recapping panels from last week’s TechCrunch Early Stage virtual conference. Each story is based on an interview with a founder or investor who addressed some of the most common startup dilemmas. Predictably, they’re mostly focused on the how and why: How do I get into an accelerator? When should I hire a sales team? What’s the best way to earn attention from investors? TechCrunch reporter Natasha Mascarenhas interviewed Kleiner Perkins ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Hong Kong, Entrepreneurship, China, Tech, Venture Capital, Ikea, SEC, Private Equity, Silicon Valley, Michigan, Lg, Bill, EC, Detroit


Google denies Pixel 5a 5G cancelation, confirming it’s coming this year

Sometimes you’ve just got to confirm an unannounced product to put the rumors to bed, I guess. That was Google’s strategy this afternoon, following earlier rumors from Android Central that a chip shortage had put the kibosh on the mid-budget phone. In a comment to TechCrunch, a Google spokesperson noted, “Pixel 5a 5G is not cancelled. It will be available later this year in the U.S. and Japan and announced in line with when last year’s a-series phone was introduced.” That time frame would put th...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Mobile, Japan, Hardware, Tech, Lg, 5g, Pixel 5a


Scale CEO Alex Wang and Accel’s Dan Levine explain why sometimes unconventional VC deals are best

Few companies have done better than Scale at spotting a need in the AI gold rush early on and filling that gap. The startup rightly identified that one of the tasks most important to building effective AI at scale — the laborious exercise of tagging data sets to make them usable in properly training new AI agents — was one that companies focused on that area of tech would also be most willing to outsource. CEO and co-founder Alex Wang credits their success since founding, which includes raising ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Y Combinator, Technology, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Capital, Tiger Global, Product Hunt, Accel, Pitching, Dan, Levine, Wang, Dan Levine, Alex Wang


Ocean Solutions Accelerator doubles down on blue economy with new track for later-stage companies

The planet-loving folks at the Sustainable Ocean Alliance started an accelerator a couple years back focusing on very early stage companies, but this year they’re expanding the program to accept those who have already closed their first round. The mix of experimental and (comparatively) proven approaches may help diversify the accelerator’s growing network. “Last year, amidst the onset of a global pandemic and mounting urgency related to solving the ocean’s greatest challenges, we received unpre...
Tags: Startups, TC, Accelerator, Tech, Sustainability, Conservation, Alaska, Biden, GreenTech, Accelerators, Dudenhoeffer, Ocean Solutions Accelerator, Sustainable Ocean Alliance, Coral Vita, Craig Dudenhoeffer


300 Nvidia GPUs Seized After High Speed Boat Chase

ExtremeTech's Joel Hruska tells the story of a recent high-speed boat chase involving up to 300 Nvidia CMP 30HX GPUs. From the report: Our movie-like story kicked off with Chinese authorities detaining a fishing boat anchored near Hong Kong International Airport. Men on the fishing boat were swapping cargo over to a speedboat. When authorities approached, the smugglers hopped into the speedboat and fled. While the customs officials were unable to apprehend the smugglers in the subsequent high-sp...
Tags: Tech, Nvidia, Ti, Cmp, Joel Hruska, Hong Kong International Airport Men


Neuralink Releases Videos of Monkey Playing Pong With Its Brain

Rei writes: Having moved from pigs to rhesus macaques in pursuit of the goal of hopefully beginning human trials by the end of the year, Neuralink has continued their recruitment drive with a pair of videos showing their latest progress. In the first video, they show how they train the macaque to control a joystick with its mind, and how after associating the neural signals with intent, they can disconnect the joystick and the macaque continues to be able to operate the training interface solely...
Tags: Tech, Musk, Rei, Neuralink, Neuralinks


Daily Crunch: Amazon beats back union push

Efforts to unionize an Amazon warehouse in Alabama appear to have failed, Facebook takes down fake review groups and a monkey plays Pong with its brain. This is your Daily Crunch for April 9, 2021. The big story: Amazon beats back union push Union organizers lost a much-publicized election at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama warehouse, with more than half of the 3,215 ballots cast ultimately voting against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. “It’s easy to predict the union will...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Elon Musk, UK, Softbank, Alabama, Tech, Policy, Austin, Gm, Quora, Union, Detroit, Cma


Peter Thiel-Backed Psychedelics Firm Buys Majority of Brain-Control Interface Firm

ATAI Life Sciences, a biosciences company backed by venture capitalist and freedom-loving billionaire Peter Thiel that specializes in experimental treatment of mental disorders with psychedelic drugs, has bought out a majority stake in a company working to meld the mind with machines.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Peter Thiel, Hallucinations, Mind Control, Pong, Johns Hopkins, Gawker Media, Musk, Thiel Capital, Andrew Jackson, Businesspeople, David Keene, Neuralink, Christian Angermayer, Atai Life Sciences


Job postings hint at winners of NYC and London e-scooter pilots

A batch of job listings along with some suggests that scooter companies such as Lime and Superpedestrian are gearing up to operate in London and New York City — two of the last remaining frontiers of shared scooter services. A review of job listings, company websites and LinkedIn shows that Lime and Dott are preparing to launch in London, while Lime, Superpedestrian and maybe even Spin are getting ready for New York. While the job posts don’t provide definitive proof that these companies have ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, UK, New York, London, New York City, Linkedin, Tech, Automotive, United States, Ford, United Kingdom, New Jersey, Bird, Olympic Park


U.S. Senators Urge Apple to Reconsider Decision Not to Testify in Upcoming App Store Hearing

Apple has decided not to testify in a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing on antitrust issues related to mobile App Stores, and U.S. senators have called Apple's refusal "unacceptable," reports Reuters. In a letter addressed to Apple CEO Tim Cook, senators Amy Klobuchar and Mike Lee urged Apple to reconsider the decision because a "full and fair examination" of competition issues requires Apple's participation. The senators say that Apple has been aware of the upcoming April hearing for weeks a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Senate, Tim Cook, Antitrust, Amy Klobuchar, App Store, Mike Lee, Reuters, Senate Judiciary Committee, U S Senate, U S Senators Urge Apple


Are You Confused by Scientific Jargon? So Are Scientists

Scientific papers containing lots of specialized terminology are less likely to be cited by other researchers. The New York Times reports: Polje, nappe, vuggy, psammite. Some scientists who study caves might not bat an eye, but for the rest of us, these terms might as well be ancient Greek. Specialized terminology isn't unique to the ivory tower -- just ask a baker about torting or an arborist about bracts, for example. But it's pervasive in academia, and now a team of researchers has analyzed j...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, Ohio State University, Shulman, Hillary Shulman


SCOTT GALLOWAY: The crypto industry is a $2 trillion disruptive force, and its success boils down to two main attributes

The 'Everydays: the First 5000 Days' digital artwork by Beeple, which sold at Christies auction house for $69 million. Reuters Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent blog post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway explains how scarcity is the driving force behind the crypto industry's success. See more stories on Insider's business page. Any fi...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, David Bowie, Gm, Crypto, Goldman Sachs, Goldman, Van Gogh, Nyu, Christie, Bowie, Bowie Bonds, Galloway, Moody, NFT


How to watch every 'Harry Potter' movie

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Owls are a key part of "Harry Potter." Warner Bros. Pictures The "Harry Potter" movies are now available to stream through the SyFy channel's on-demand library. To access SyFy on-demand you can use a live streaming service like Sling or Hulu + Live TV. You can also rent "Harry Potter" movies without a subscription through VOD retailers like Amazon. TV (small) + Live TV (small) For fans of the "Harr...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Hbo, Owls, Nbc, Entertainment, Syfy, Trends, Tech, Nbcuniversal, Harry Potter, Streaming, Harry, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Hulu


Critical Zoom Vulnerability Triggers Remote Code Execution Without User Input

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A zero-day vulnerability in Zoom which can be used to launch remote code execution (RCE) attacks has been disclosed by researchers. The researchers from Computest demonstrated a three-bug attack chain that caused an RCE on a target machine, and all without any form of user interaction. As Zoom has not yet had time to patch the critical security issue, the specific technical details of the vulnerability are being kept under wraps. However, an animat...
Tags: Tech, Tom, Thijs Alkemade, Daan Keuper, Computest


Friends

I looked up the word “Friends” on Google expecting to get a Wikipedia or dictionary definition of the word. All I got for at least a page of search results was about a television show, Friends. I never saw it. Maybe I missed something. I was motivated to look up “Friends” after seeing all the comments and expressions of love I received on Facebook from friends this week after I wished Happy Birthday to Jill. My friends have been there for me and my family throughout the last c...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Law, Wikipedia, Uncategorized, Jill


The Netflix Problem

What you need is some type of device to plan ahead with. This is called a list.
Tags: Technology, Law, Litigators, Matthew W. Schmidt


Lenovo's latest gaming monster: Eight cores, 3.2GHz, giant heat sink, two fans. Oh, and it has a phone bolted on

Mammoth as a mobe, but serious as a game device Lenovo's latest tech features top-shelf components and new cooling technologies.…
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Lenovo's latest gaming monster: Eight cores, 3.2GHz, giant heatsink, TWO fans. Oh, and it has a phone bolted on

Mammoth as a mobe, but serious as a game device Lenovo's latest tech features top-shelf components and new cooling technologies.…
Tags: Software, Lenovo


Founder and investor Melissa Bradley outlines how to nail your virtual pitch meeting

Melissa Bradley wears many hats. She’s the co-founder of a startup called Ureeka, an investor at 1863 Ventures, and a professor at Georgetown’s business school. So it’s not an understatement to say that she understands the fundraising process from every angle. And moreover, she has both invested and fundraised for her own startup during this last year, where the landscape has shifted drastically. At TechCrunch Early Stage, she led a session on how to nail your virtual pitch meeting. Bradley cove...
Tags: Startups, TC, Events, Tech, Bradley, Don, Georgetown, Melissa Bradley, Ureeka, TechCrunch Early Stage, Early Stage 2021, EC How To, Event Recap, EC TechCrunch Early Stage


Fathom subsidiary IntelliAgent acquires tech platform LiveBy

Fathom Holdings CEO Josh Harley said the acquisition is an integral part of the company's profitability and national portal plans.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Mergers and Acquisitions, Brokerage, Select, LiveBy, Fathom Realty, Josh Harley, Fathom Holdings, Naberly Solutions



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