Mammals Can Breathe Through Their Intestines

fahrbot-bot shares a report from Gizmodo: When pressed for oxygen, some fish and sea cucumbers will use their lower intestines to get a little extra out of their environment. Now, a team of Japanese researchers say that mammals are also capable of respirating through their rectal cavity, at least in a lab setting. The team's research is published today in the journal Med and describes the capacity for mice, rats, and pigs to survive longer and have more strength in low-oxygen circumstances when ...
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Walmart, Costco, Trader Joe's and Publix no longer require masks for vaccinated customers. See the list.

Walmart, Costco, Trader Joe's, Publix and Sam's Club are dropping mask mandates for fully vaccinated shoppers. Apple and CVS are looking at policies.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Former Apple Engineer Accuses Company of Defamatory Statements Over Dismissal

The prominent advertising-technology engineer let go by Apple amid an uproar over sexist passages in his memoir fired back, calling the...
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NSW Labor warns members their data could end up online after hacker’s deadline passes

The police cyber crime squad and IT forensic experts are investigating the ransomware attack by AvaddonNew South Wales Labor has warned its members their data could be posted online as early as Saturday after the organisation was targeted by a ransomware attack and the hacker group’s deadline passed.On 5 May, NSW Labor’s systems were taken offline after the party fell victim to a ransomware attack by a hacker group known as Avaddon. Continue reading...
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Climate Emissions Shrinking the Stratosphere, Scientists Reveal

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Humanity's enormous emissions of greenhouse gases are shrinking the stratosphere, a new study has revealed. The thickness of the atmospheric layer has contracted by 400 meters since the 1980s, the researchers found, and will thin by about another kilometer by 2080 without major cuts in emissions. The changes have the potential to affect satellite operations, the GPS navigation system and radio communications. The stratosphere extends from ...
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A Toshiba Business Unit Says It Has Been Attacked By Hacking Group DarkSide

A division of Toshiba said in a statement on Friday that its European business has been hit by a cyberattack by cyber criminal group DarkSide, which is the same group that the U.S. FBI blamed for the Colonial Pipeline attack. According to a Toshiba spokesperson, the attack occurred the evening of May 4. CNBC reports: The Toshiba unit, which sells self-checkout technology and point-of-sale systems to retailers, told CNBC that it has not paid a ransom. "They required money, but we didn't contact t...
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What we’re expecting from Google I/O 2021

Because we’re still in the midst of COVID19, Google I/O is going virtual this year, — it was canceled last year — livestreamed for free to all. The company’s developer conference begins on Tuesday, May 18, with the keynote event set to kick off at 10 AM PT/ 1PM ET. With that date soon approaching, it’s time to speculate about what might make an appearance, and what we’re unlikely to see. This year, there haven’t been that many leaks ahead of time, which makes me hope the company has something ju...
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Apple Patents a Way To Deliver 3D Content Without 3D Glasses

Apple has patented the ability to deliver 3D content to devices like the iPhone, iPad and Macs without requiring 3D glasses. From a report: The company recently filed a patent with the heading of "Split-screen driving of electronic device displays." And the tech it describes means that flat screens on smartphones and tablets will be able to show an image in 3D without the viewer having to wear any glasses or VR headset. The idea is that iPhone and iPad screen will be able to display two differen...
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Solana, a blockchain platform followed by top crypto investors, says it’s far faster than Ethereum

Solana isn’t widely known yet outside of the crypto community. But insiders think the blockchain platform is interesting for a wide variety of reasons, beginning with its amiable founder, Anatoly Yakovenko, who spent more than a dozen years as an engineer working on wireless protocols at Qualcomm and who says he had a lightbulb moment at a San Francisco cafe several years ago following two coffees and a beer. His big idea centered on creating an historical record to speed along “consensus,” whic...
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Solana, a blockchain platform followed by top crypto investors, says it’s a lot faster than Ethereum

Solana isn’t known yet outside of the crypto community. But insiders think the blockchain platform is interesting for a wide variety of reasons, beginning with its amiable founder, Anatoly Yakovenko, who spent more than a dozen years as an engineer working on wireless protocols at Qualcomm and who says he had a lightbulb moment at a San Francisco cafe several years ago following two coffees and a beer. His big idea centered on creating an historical record to speed along “consensus,” which is ho...
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Tech manager who called Bay Area women ‘soft and weak’ says Apple fired him

More than 2,000 Apple employees reportedly signed a petition raising concerns about new manager’s allegedly sexist and racist comments...
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'I Made Doge In Like Two Hours': Dogecoin Creator Says He 'Didn't Consider' Environmental Impact

One of the creators of dogecoin has noted that he "didn't consider" the environmental impact of the cryptocurrency, which was initially created as a joke. The Independent reports: The comments from Billy Markus, one of the people who helped create dogecoin in the first place, when it was intended partly as a joke, came in response to a tweet from Elon Musk. Mr Musk had been attempting to clarify his position on cryptocurrency generally, in the wake of his statement about Tesla. "To be clear, I s...
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TSMC Is Considering a 3nm Foundry In Arizona

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Reuters reports that TSMC -- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the chip foundry making advanced processors for Apple, AMD, and Qualcomm -- is beefing up its plans to build factories in Arizona while turning away from an advanced plant in Europe. Last year, TSMC announced that it would invest $10-$12 billion to build a new 5 nm capable foundry near Phoenix, Arizona. According to Reuters' sources, TSMC officials are considering trebl...
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6 ways to troubleshoot Chromecast audio issues and get your sound working again

Audio issues aren't unheard of for the Google Chromecast. Philip Barker/Future via Getty Images You can fix your Chromecast's audio issues in several easy ways. If your Chromecast is having audio issues, check your TV's settings, and restart the app you're playing from. Google also offers an interactive tool to help diagnose and troubleshoot Chromecast audio issues. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google's Chromecast allows users to easily s...
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Daily Crunch: Stripe buys Y Combinator alum Bouncer for undisclosed sum

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Wrapping the week here at Daily Crunch with a big thanks to Henry for taking over yesterday and a fist bump to everyone who has written in with notes on its format. We’re still tinkering, so your notes are read and (mostly) appreciated, even if we can’t respond to everyone. Stick with us as we get this fully figured out. — Alex TechCrunch Top 3 Coding school dr...
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Extra Crunch roundup: Selling SaaS to developers, cracking YC after 13 tries, all about Expensify

Before Twilio had a market cap approaching $56 billion and more than 200,000 customers, the cloud-communications platform developed a secret sauce to fuel its growth: a developer-focused model that dispensed with traditional marketing rules. Software companies that sell directly to end users share a simple framework for managing growth that leverages discoverability, desirability and do-ability — the “aha!” moment where a consumer is able to incorporate a new product into their workflow. Data sh...
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Confronting Disinformation Spreaders on Twitter Only Makes It Worse, MIT Scientists Say

According to a new study conducted by researchers at MIT, being corrected online just makes the original posters more toxic and obnoxious. From a report: Basically, the new thinking is that correcting fake news, disinformation, and horrible tweets at all is bad and makes everything worse. This is a "perverse downstream consequence for debunking," and is the exact title of MIT research published in the '2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.' The core takeaway is that "being c...
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Antonio Garcia Martinez says Apple fired him, company was 'well aware' of his writing

Former Apple ads engineer Antonio Garcia Martinez said Apple was "well aware" of his writing before it hired him, and accused the...
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'Black Fungus' Complication Adds To India's COVID Woes

The Indian government has told doctors to look out for signs of mucormycosis or "black fungus" in COVID-19 patients as hospitals report a rise in cases of the rare but potentially fatal infection. From a report: The state-run Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said at the weekend that doctors treating COVID-19 patients, diabetics and those with compromised immune systems should watch for early symptoms including sinus pain or nasal blockage on one side of the face, one-sided headache, swe...
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A guide to end-to-end encryption, the system that keeps your transmitted data and communication secure

End-to-end encryption ensures your messages can only be read by you and the recipient(s). Teera Konakan/Getty Images End-to-end encryption secures messages before they're sent and decrypts them only after arriving at a recipient's device. This is different from encryption-in-transit, when messages may be decrypted at the server before going to a final destination. There are several messaging apps that use end-to-end encryption, including Signal, Telegram, and WhatsApp. Visit Ins...
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Ex-Apple employee claims company fired him and knew about his past comments on women, people of color

Sean Gallup/Getty Images Antonio García Martínez said Friday that Apple fired him, and knew about his previous writing. had reported García Martínez left Apple after employees criticized that writing. The employees called his comments "misogynistic" and demanded Apple investigate, The Verge reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Apple employee Antonio García Martínez has disputed the company's account of his departure, claiming on Twitter on Friday the com...
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'Scheme Flooding' Technique May Be Used To Deanonymize You

sandbagger shares a report from The Register: FingerprintJS, maker of a browser-fingerprinting library for fraud prevention, on Thursday said it has identified a more dubious fingerprinting technique capable of generating a consistent identifier across different desktop browsers, including the Tor Browser. Konstantin Darutkin, senior software engineer at FingerprintJS, said in a blog post that the company has dubbed the privacy vulnerability "scheme flooding." The name refers to abusing custom U...
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Here's What to Expect From Google I/O

Google canceled last year’s annual Google I/O developers conference due to the pandemic, but this year, it’s back—virtually.Read more...
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How to Use Notion with Gmail and Google Sheets using Apps Script

Notion, my absolute favorite tool for storing all sorts of things from web pages to code snippets to recipes, just got better. They’ve released a public API and thus it will be a lot easier for developers to read and write to their Notion workspace from external apps.For instance, you can create a document in Google Docs and export it to Notion while staying inside Docs. Google Sheets users can pull pages from Notion database into their spreadsheet. Any new submissions in Google Forms can be dir...
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Twitter Begins Asking Users to Enable Ad Tracking

Following an app update, Twitter today began asking users to enable ad tracking under Apple's App Tracking Transparency rules. After updating to version 8.65, which adds Spaces support, Twitter users will begin seeing a popup that asks them to "keep ads relevant" by allowing Twitter to track data from other companies like apps used and websites visited. Tapping "Continue" on the popup will bring users to the actual App Tracking Transparency setting where they can "Ask App Not to Track" or al...
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A Toaster Company Is Releasing an Android Phone

If a company can figure out how to perfectly toast a slice of bread, it can surely bring something to the table with regards to Android smartphone design. And anyway, some people think Android phones are nothing but chunks of carbs, so there’s clearly a market out there!Read more...
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Language Models Like GPT-3 Could Herald a New Type of Search Engine

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MIT Technology Review: In 1998 a couple of Stanford graduate students published a paper describing a new kind of search engine: "In this paper, we present Google, a prototype of a large-scale search engine which makes heavy use of the structure present in hypertext. Google is designed to crawl and index the Web efficiently and produce much more satisfying search results than existing systems." The key innovation was an algorithm called PageRank, which ran...
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Prime Members can get their first month of Paramount Plus for $1 if they sign up by May 16

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Paramount Amazon Prime subscribers can get one month of Paramount Plus for just $1. The deal applies to the ad-free Paramount Plus plan which usually costs $10 a month. To take advantage of the discounted month, you need to sign up before May 16. Monthly Ad-Free Plan (Prime Video add-on) (small) Paramount Plus offers two types of plans: ad-supported and commercial-free. The ad-supported plan usually co...
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Google’s ‘DVD Screensaver’ Easter egg makes the logo bounce around your screen accordingly

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a good Easter egg out of Google. Not too long ago it felt like someone would discover a new hidden gag in Google’s products every few weeks. The company cranked them out like it was their job. While we haven’t seen as many new ones pop up lately, it looks like they’re still finding their way in. The latest: with the right search terms, you can make the Google search page act like an early aughts media player thats been left idling too long. How to activate it: ...
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New Relic’s business remodel will leave new CEO with work to do

For Bill Staples, the freshly appointed CEO at New Relic, who takes over on July 1, yesterday was a good day. After more than 20 years in the industry, he was given his own company to run. It’s quite an accomplishment, but now the hard work begins. Lew Cirne, New Relic’s founder and CEO, who is stepping into the executive chairman role, spent the last several years rebuilding the company’s platform and changing its revenue model, aiming for what he hopes is long-term success. “All the work we di...
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