More and More Humans Are Growing an Extra Artery, Showing We're Still Evolving

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ScienceAlert: An artery that temporarily runs down the center of our forearms while we're still in the womb isn't vanishing as often as it used to, according to researchers from Flinders University and the University of Adelaide in Australia. That means there are more adults than ever with what amounts to be an extra channel of vascular tissue flowing under their wrist. "Since the 18th century, anatomists have been studying the prevalence of this artery i...
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Scientists Reveal World's First 3D-Printed, Marbled Wagyu Beef

Scientists from Osaka University have manufactured the world's first 3D-printed Wagyu beef by using stem cells isolated from Japanese cattle, according to a press release. The product looks like a realistic steak piece containing muscle, fat, and blood vessels. Interesting Engineering reports: Because of its high marble content, Wagyu (Japanese cow) beef is one of the most sought-after and expensive meats in the world. Marbling, or sashi in Jaoan, refers to the visible layers of intramuscular fa...
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Apple settles antitrust case with developers, but it's far from an Epic resolution to App Store monopoly concerns

Allows direct contact between devs and users, promises transparency and better search – but only in the USA Apple has announced the settlement of an anti-trust case brought by a group of developers, and while Cupertino has made concessions the result will not be huge changes in the way the App Store operates or the company's practices.…
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Apple Reaches Tentative $100M Deal In Class-Action Lawsuit By US App Developers

Apple has announced that it has a deal to settle a class-action lawsuit initiated by a group of US app developers who claimed...
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Apple chief executive Tim Cook gets $750m payout

The award of more than five million Apple shares comes as Mr Cook marks a decade as the firm's boss.
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Apple Settles Class-Action Lawsuit With U.S. App Developers Over Pricing Terms and Commissions

Apple has reached a tentative settlement in a class-action lawsuit filed in 2019 by a group of U.S. app developers who asserted that Apple engaged in anti-competitive practices in relation to the App Store and that it charged developers exorbitant commisions on in-app purchases. Apple confirmed the settlement terms, which still require a judge’s approval, […]
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30 things you didnt know about the Linux kernel

The Linux kernel is turning 30 this year. That's three decades of pioneering open source software, enabling users to run free software, to learn from the applications they're running, and to share what they've learned with friends. It's argued that without the Linux kernel, the luxuries of open culture and free software we enjoy today may not have surfaced when they have. It's highly improbable that the parts of Apple and Microsoft and Google that are open would be open at all without Linux as t...
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Apple will now let App Store developers talk to their customers about buying direct

Apple announced today it has reached a proposed settlement (embedded below) in a lawsuit filed against it by developers in the United States. The agreement, which is still pending court approval, includes a few changes, the biggest one being that developers will be able to share information on how to pay for purchases outside of their iOS app or the App Store—which means they can tell customers about payment options that aren’t subject to Apple commissions. The settlement also includes more pric...
Tags: Apple, TC, Lawsuit, America, Tech, Developers, United States, App Store, Apple Inc, Apple-app-store, Hagens Berman, U S App Store, Donald Cameron, Anti-competition, Illinois Pure Sweat Basketball

Apple Concedes To Anti-Trust Concerns, Changes Payment Rules

The agreement is part of a preliminary settlement of a lawsuit filed on behalf of iPhone app developers in the U.S.
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Apple changes key App Store rules in response to class action lawsuit from developers

Apple has agreed to change several rules that govern its App Store as part of a settlement with developers who filed a class action...
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Apple’s $100 million settlement agreement changes a key App Store rule for developers

App makers can email you about outside payment options
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How to Request Payments with Razorpay and Google Sheets

Razorpay is a popular payment gateway in India that allows you to accept online payments from customers anywhere in the world. Your customers can pay with credit cards, debit cards, Google Pay, Walmart’s PhonePe and other UPI apps. Razorpay, similar to Stripe, offers a simple no-code tool for generating payment links that you can share with customers over SMS, WhatsApp, or email. When a customer clicks on the link, they are redirected to a secure checkout page hosted on...
Tags: Google, India, Seo, UPI, Google Sheet, Google Sheets, RazorPay, Google Pay Walmart

Facebook Used Facial Recognition Without Consent 200K Times, Says Watchdog

Facebook has been ordered to pay $5.5 million for creating and storing facial recognition templates of 200,000 local users without proper consent between April 2018 and September 2019, according to South Korea's government data protection watchdog, the Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC). Netflix and Google also received reprimands or fines for insufficient privacy protections and violating laws. The Register reports: Another [$22,000] penalty was issued for illegally collecting so...
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Lionsgate Comedy Lady of the Manor Gets First Trailer

The official Lady of the Manor trailer for Lionsgate’s upcoming comedy is now out giving fans a first look at the upcoming comedy. MORE: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Set Photos Reveal First Look at Okoye & Shuri Starring Melanie Lynskey, Justin Long, Judy Greer, Ryan Phillippe, and Luis Guzmán, Lady of the Manor focuses on Hannah (Lynskey), a stoner-slacker who is hired to portray the role of Lady Wadsworth (Greer) in a house tour. However, things change a bit when Hannah spots the actual ghos...
Tags: Apple, Comedy, Movies, Lionsgate, Justin Long, Manor, HANNAH, Ryan Phillippe, Judy Greer, Luis Guzman, Movie News, Melanie Lynskey, Okoye Shuri, Christian Long, Luis Guzmán Lady of the Manor, Hannah Lynskey

5 Strategies To Reach Down-Market Consumers

Many executives worry that they are not doing enough to fend off low-cost rivals by targeting down-market customers. For instance, reaching young consumers as they begin forming buying habits and settling down offers a critical opportunity to gain long-term loyalty. At the same time, however, these executives are equally worried that down-market strategies could tarnish their brands. Are affordable offerings a door to new customers or an unjustifiable risk? Consider the story of the Mercedes-...
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Apple Pays $100 Million to Settle Developer Lawsuit and Agrees to Multiple App Store Changes

Apple today announced plans to make several changes to the App Store in order to settle a class-action lawsuit that was brought against Apple by developers in the United States. Under the terms of the deal, Apple will let developers use communication methods like email to tell customers about payment methods available outside of iOS apps, and it will expand the price points that developers can offer for apps, in-app purchases, and subscriptions. Apple also plans to create a $100 million "fund...
Tags: Apple, Featured, United States, Epic, App Store, Rogers, Apple Inc, Phil Schiller, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, App Review, Small Business Program, CAMERON ET AL

Western Digital Caught Bait-and-Switching Customers With Slow SSDs

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ExtremeTech, written by Joel Hruska: According to a report from Chinese tech site Expreview, the WD SN550 Blue -- which is currently one of the best-reviewed budget SSDs on the market -- has undergone a NAND lobotomy. While the new SSD variant performs on-par with the old drive that WD actually sampled for review, once you exhaust the SLC NAND cache, performance craters from 610MB/s to 390MB/s. The new drive offers just 64 percent of the performance of th...
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Apple Making Multiple App Store Changes to Settle Class-Action Developer Lawsuit

Apple today announced plans to make several changes to the App Store in order to settle a class-action lawsuit that was brought against Apple by developers in the United States. Under the terms of the deal, Apple will let developers use communication methods like email to tell customers about payment methods available outside of iOS apps, and it will expand the price points that developers can offer for apps, in-app purchases, and subscriptions. Apple also plans to create a fund to support sm...
Tags: Apple, Featured, US, United States, Epic, App Store, Rogers, Apple Inc, Phil Schiller, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, App Review, Small Business Program, CAMERON ET AL

Apple Loosens App Store Payment Rules in Lawsuit Settlement

Apple has agreed to let developers of iPhone apps email their users about cheaper ways to pay for digital subscriptions and media by circumventing a commission system that generates billions of dollars annually for the iPhone maker.
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Alphabet's Drones Delivered 10,000 Cups of Coffee, 1,200 Roast Chickens In the Last Year

Alphabet's drone company Wing delivered 10,000 cups of coffee, 1,700 snack packs and 1,200 roast chickens to customers in Logan, Australia, over the last year, the company said Wednesday in a blog post outlining its progress. CNBC reports: Wing was launched in 2019 in Australia, following a series of drone tests that began in 2014. The service, which was initially part of Alphabet's experimental research division, allows users to order items such as food through a mobile app and is fast approach...
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T-Mobile Hacker Explains How He Breached Carrier's Security

According to the Wall Street Journal, the person behind T-Mobile's recent security breach that affected more than 50 million customers is a 21-year-old named John Binns. " Binns said he broke through the T-mobile defenses after discovering an unprotected router exposed on the internet, after scanning the carrier's internet addresses for weak spots using a publicly available tool," reports Axios. From the report: "I was panicking because I had access to something big," he wrote in Telegram messag...
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Elizabeth Holmes's Trial Could Reveal Her Side of Theranos Story

Since Theranos began to unravel in 2016, the blood-testing company's founder, Elizabeth Holmes, has sought to tell her side of the story, even pursuing the possibility of a lucrative book deal. Now, at her coming criminal fraud trial, Ms. Holmes finally will get her best shot to tell it. From a report: After Theranos began imploding five years ago -- with federal investigators building cases against her for allegedly misleading investors and patients about the company's technology -- Ms. Holmes ...
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Daily Crunch: Copenhagen-based Leapwork lands $62M Series B co-led by KKR and Salesforce Ventures

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. ‘Ello and welcome to Daily Crunch for August 26, 2021. Or as someone called it recently, Friday Jr. We have lots and lots of news today, with a slight bias toward big items from Big Tech companies. But first, do note that we’re going to spend a lot of time talking fintech at Disrupt this year, and TechCrunch just announced that Techstars’ Saba Karim is coming. It’s...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Europe, Microsoft, White House, Softbank, Tech, Afghanistan, Netflix, Poland, Denmark, Airbnb, Copenhagen, KKR

iPhone 13 to Launch on September 17, AirPods 3 on September 30, Claims Report (mac rumors)

Apple may be planning to launch the iPhone 13 on Friday, September 17 and third-generation AirPods on Thursday, September 30, according to an image of an e-commerce app discovered by Chinese language site IT Home. The screenshot, originally posted by Weibo account @PandaIsBald, suggests all four ‌iPhone 13‌ models will go on sale on September 17, followed by the ‌AirPods‌ 3 on September 30. Apart from the image, which could be easily faked, IT Home offers no other information to back up ...
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Lenovo True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds For Just $14.99 Shipped!
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Cruise is buying solar energy from California farmers to power its electric, self-driving fleet

Cruise, the self-driving car company under General Motors, has launched a new initiative called Farm to Fleet that will allow the company to source solar power from farms in California’s Central Valley. The San Francisco Chronicle was the first to report the news that Cruise is directly purchasing renewable energy credits from Sundale Vineyards and Moonlight Companies to help power its fleet of all-electric autonomous vehicles in San Francisco. Cruise recently secured a permit to shuttle passeng...
Tags: TC, Transportation, California, San Francisco, Tech, General Motors, Cruise, Automotive, United States, Solar Energy, Central Valley, Self-driving, Moonlight, Autonomous Driving, California Air Resources Board, Wert

Tim Cook receives over five million shares of Apple stock worth $750 million

The tranche of stock is the final part of the compensation package that Cook received when he took over as CEO of Apple 10 years ago.
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Opendoor launches self-guided virtual walk-throughs for sellers

Homesellers using Opendoor can now complete their interior home inspection through uploaded videos and photos, according to a company announcement on Tuesday.
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Google Nest Doorbell is $50 off today

If you want a video doorbell that is subtle and smart as can be, the Google Nest Hello Doorbell is for you.
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YouTube Kills Discord's Best Music Bot

YouTube has issued a cease-and-desist order against the creator of Groovy, who has agreed to shut down the widely-popular music bot on August 30th. PC Gamer reports: Effectively a tool for adding background tunes to a chat room, Groovy worked by pulling audio directly from YouTube videos, joining voice calls, and playing music queued up by users [...]. It was ridiculously popular, reportedly installed on over 16 million servers. But it seems Google wasn't so hot on the bot, with a spokesperson f...
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