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'Jumping Gene' May Have Erased Tails In Humans and Other Apes

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: Mammals from mice to monkeys have tails. But humans and our cousins the great apes lack them. Now, researchers may have unearthed a simple genetic change that led to our abbreviated back end: an itinerant piece of DNA -- in a gene known as TBTX -- that leapt into a new chromosomal home and changed how great apes make a key developmental protein. The finding also suggests the genetic shift came with a less visible and more dangerous effect: a hi...
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Apple Lied: Epic Games’ CEO

Apple lied. Apple spent a year telling the world, the court, and the press they’d “welcome Epic’s return to the App Store if they agree to play by the same rules as everyone else”. Epic agreed, and now Apple has reneged in another abuse of its monopoly power over a billion users. This is another extraordinary anticompetitive move by Apple, demonstrating their power to reshape markets and choose winners and losers. It’s also a loss for fair competition and consumer choice. The loss of Fortn...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Business, Tech, Epic, New York Times, Roblox, PUBG Mobile, Thethreadmill


'We Need Software Updates Forever'

The creator of the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) and founder of the first virtual reality startup, Mark Pesce, opines an IEEE Spectrum piece that we need software updates forever. Slashdot reader joshuark shares an excerpt from the article: Device makers are apt to drop support for old gadgets faster than the gadgets themselves wear out. Consumers have relied on the good graces of device makers to keep our gadget firmware and software secure and up-to-date. Doing so costs the manufact...
Tags: Tech, Sony, Mark Pesce


FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shots For Older and At-Risk Americans

After weeks of internal strife at the Food and Drug Administration, the agency on Wednesday authorized people over 65 who had received Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine to get a booster shot at least six months after their second injection. The New York Times reports: The F.D.A. also authorized booster shots for adult Pfizer-BioNTech recipients who are at high risk of becoming severely ill with Covid-19 or are at risk of serious complications from the disease due to frequent exposure to the ...
Tags: Tech, United States, New York Times, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Biden, Johnson Johnson, Moderna, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention About


TikTokers Are Trading Stocks By Copying What Members of Congress Do

TikTok users are watching financial disclosures of sitting members of Congress to help them determine which stocks to invest in. NPR reports: Among a certain community of individual investors on TikTok, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's stock trading disclosures are a treasure trove. "Shouts out to Nancy Pelosi, the stock market's biggest whale," said user 'ceowatchlist.' Another said, "I've come to the conclusion that Nancy Pelosi is a psychic," while adding that she is the "queen of investing." "Sh...
Tags: Congress, Senate, Tech, House, Npr, Nancy Pelosi, Pelosi, Josephs, TikTok House, Chris Josephs, Tim Carambat, House Stock Watcher


Asian shares, Wall Street hold gains after Fed statement

By ELAINE KURTENBACH Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled it may begin easing its extraordinary support measures for the economy later this year. Shares rose in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Australia and Taiwan but fell in South Korea and Malaysia. U.S. futures were higher. Markets were closed in Tokyo. The U.S. central bank indicated it may start raising its benchmark interest rate sometime next year, earlier than it envisioned three months ago. It also said it...
Tags: Apple, Energy, South Korea, Hong Kong, Business, News, Australia, Wall Street, China, Roald Dahl, Sport, Taiwan, Netflix, Soccer, Malaysia, Shanghai


The Fed Is Evaluating Whether To Launch a Digital Currency and In What Form

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: The Federal Reserve is pushing ahead with its study into whether to implement its own digital currency and will be releasing a paper on the issue shortly, Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday. No decision has been made on the matter yet, he added, and said the Fed does not feel pressured to do something quickly as other nations move forward with their own projects. "I think it's important that we get to a place where we can make an informed decisio...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Federal Reserve, Digital Currency, Cnbc, Fed, Powell, Jerome Powell, Brainard, Lael Brainard, Randal Quarles, The Boston Fed


Apple Canada Back to School Promo: FREE AirPods With Purchase

Apple Canada has a hot back to school promo! Get AirPods for FREE when you buy a Mac or iPad for university or college. Save with education pricing. And protect your purchase with 20% off AppleCare+. Buy selected Mac and iPad models with education pricing and get FREE AirPods. Click here for more details. Click here to shop at Apple Canada.
Tags: Apple, Shopping, Canada, Apple Canada, Canadian Deals & Coupons, Apple Canada Back


Robinhood Will Start Testing Crypto Wallets Next Month

Robinhood plans to start a cryptocurrency wallet next month, the company announced on Wednesday. Engadget reports: The tool will allow you to send and receive digital currencies, as well as trade them and move them off the app. If you want to take part in the test, you'll need to join a waitlist. Robinhood plans to trial the feature with a small number of users first before expanding availability to more people gradually. The company told The Verge it expects everyone will have access to their...
Tags: Tech, Robinhood, Engadget, The Verge


Epic CEO: Apple Won't Let Fortnite Back Until Case Ends

Tim Sweeney, CEO of Fortnite maker Epic, said Wednesday it's been told by Apple that the game will be “blacklisted from the Apple ecosystem" until the companies' legal case is resolved and all appeals are exhausted, which could take as long as five years.
Tags: Apple, Epic, Tim Sweeney


Unpatched macOS vulnerability lets remote attackers execute code (ars technica)

Enlarge (credit: Dmitry Chernyshov) A code execution bug in Apple's macOS allows remote attackers to run arbitrary commands on your device. And the worst part is, Apple hasn't fully patched it yet, as tested by Ars. Those shortcut files can take over your Mac Independent security researcher Park Minchan has discovered a vulnerability in the macOS that lets threat actors execute commands on your computer. Shortcut files that have the inetloc extension are capable of embedding commands inside. T...
Tags: Apple, News, Ssh, Ax Sharma, Dmitry Chernyshov, Park Minchan


Apple tried to patch this security hole in macOS Finder but didn't consider upper and lowercase characters

file:// is blocked? Oh OK, we'll just use File:// or fiLE://... Apple's macOS Finder application is currently vulnerable to a remote code execution bug, despite an apparent attempt to fix the problem.…
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iOS 15 Safari Tips and Tricks Video

If you just recently installed iOS 15, you may have noticed that Safari has some significant design changes, but there are also a ton of new features you might not have noticed. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In our latest video, we walk through everything that's new in Safari, and it's well worth watching if you want to get the most out of Apple's browser. Make sure to check out our Twitter poll below, and let us know which Safari design you prefer. In #i...
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[Kobo] Unicode emoticons / emojis are not displayed

I have a book with some emoticons / emojis, that display perfectly fine on PC and the Calibre viewer and editor, but when reading the book on Kobo Libra H2O are not shown. I've already tried installing new fonts that supposedly support unicode symbols to kobo (Google's Noto font), and using it for that book, but it didn't fix anything. This is a test string I came up to test it easily: Code: Converted emojis: 1-🧐 2-😃 3-😅 4-😌 5-😏 6-😓 7-😔 8-😤 9-😬 10-😲   Using html codes: 1-🧐 2-😃 3-😅 ...
Tags: Google, Books, Devices, Unicode, Noto


Compass scoops up yet another title company

The deal will see Compass acquire Denver-based First Alliance Title. It's the second such acquisition for Compass in roughly a week.
Tags: Texas, Technology, Colorado, Radio, Dallas, Compass, Denver, Title, Modus, Brokerage, Greg Parham, Robert Reffkin, Pooneet Kant


Hisense isn't a well-known TV brand, so it's letting buyers try its brand-new displays for 100 days with a money-back guarantee

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Hisense Hisense has launched a limited-time campaign that lets you test drive one of its new 4K or 8K TVs. If you're not happy with your purchase, you can send the TV back and get a full refund. Refund requests must be made within 100 days of receiving the TV, and purchases must be made by October 31. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Are you on the fence about purchasing a new 4K TV? Well, Hisen...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, TV, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Paypal, Home Theater, Tvs, Hisense, Steven Cohen, Amazon Best, Hisense TV, Tech Insider


Disney Plus Premier Access lets subscribers buy new movies like 'Jungle Cruise' while they're still in theaters

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. "Jungle Cruise" stars Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures With Premier Access, Disney Plus members can pay $30 to unlock select movies while they're in theaters. "Jungle Cruise" is the latest Premier Access title. A Disney Plus subscription costs $8 a month or $80 a year. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky (Disney Plus Premier Access) (small) With the release of "Mu...
Tags: Reviews, TV, Entertainment, Marvel, Disney, US, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Black Widow, Espn, Mulan, Hulu, Steven Cohen, Jungle Cruise, Cruella


The $500 iPhone 11 is the new king of budget iPhones

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The purple iPhone 11’s glass back Antonio Villas-Boas/Insider Apple reduced the price of the iPhone 11 to $500 after announcing the iPhone 13. The iPhone 11's lower price and superior design, camera, and battery life makes it a better deal than the $400 iPhone SE. The iPhone SE is still the obvious choice for people who specifically prefer smaller screens. In a smart move to draw in anyone who like...
Tags: Reviews, Iphone, Apple, Ios, Mobile, Trends, Tech, Smartphones, Features, Mobile Devices, Tech Insider, iPhone SE, Antonio Villas Boas, iPhone 11, Product Card, Tech & Electronics (Reviews


Apple denies Fortnite a return to App Store

Apple will not allow Fortnite back on its devices until its legal battle with the video game's maker, Epic Games, has fully concluded, potentially delaying the game's return to iPhones by several years.
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Apple denies Fortnite a return to the App Store

Apple will not allow Fortnite back on its devices until its legal battle with the video game's maker, Epic Games, has fully concluded, potentially delaying the game's return to iPhones by several years.
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How to pre-order the Microsoft Surface Duo 2

Microsoft has unleashed the Surface Duo 2, fixing much of what was wrong with the original. Here is how to pre-order one today.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Microsoft, Trends, Buying Guides, Microsoft Surface Duo 2, Surface Event 2021


Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game is all about teamwork

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy game is all about teamwork and how the player’s relationship with gang members affects the mission.The game is all set to release on October 26 for platforms namely PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.We play as Star-Lord, also known as Peter Quill, who leads the group of Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket. He has to make them get their act together and onboard for the mission.The intriguing part of the game is that other character’s decisi...
Tags: Marvel, Tech, Quill, Peter Quill, Sci-tech, Star Lord, Gamora Drax Groot, ScienceTechnology – ARY NEWS


Apple bans Fortnite from App Store indefinitely as legal battle continues

Epic CEO condemns ‘extraordinary anticompetitive move by Apple’ in case that could take years
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Delta 5’s Julz Sale, Lead Singer of ‘Mind Your Own Business,’ Dies

Julz Sale, co-founder and singer of Delta 5, whose 1980 indie hit “Mind Your Own Business” saw an unexpected revival when it was used in an Apple ad earlier this year, has died, Variety has confirmed via the band’s U.S. label. Her age and the circumstances of her death had not been announced at the […]
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Delta 5’s Julz Sale, Singer of ‘Mind Your Own Business,’ Dies

Julz Sale, co-founder and singer of Delta 5, whose 1980 indie hit “Mind Your Own Business” saw an unexpected revival when it was used in an Apple ad earlier this year, has died, Variety has confirmed via the band’s U.S. label. Her age and the circumstances of her death had not been announced at the […]
Tags: Apple, News, Delta, Delta 5


Microsoft Debuts Surface Duo 2 Dual-Screen Android Phone With Larger Displays and 5G

At Microsoft's Surface event today, the company announced its Surface Duo 2 dual-screen Android smartphone, featuring a trio of new cameras, a faster processor, larger displays, and support for 5G. The company also unveiled a successor to the Surface Book line of laptops, the Surface Laptop Studio, as well as the Surface Pro 8. From a report: The first-generation of the Duo made a splash thanks to its unique design. While the original Duo had no exterior screen at all, the Duo 2 now has a sliver...
Tags: Microsoft, Samsung, Tech, Qualcomm


'Survivor' returns with a new group of competitors on September 22 - here's how to watch on CBS and Paramount Plus

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The competitors on "Survivor" season 41. Robert Voets/CBS Entertainment "Survivor" is back for a new season starting September 22. Danny McCray, a former player for the Dallas Cowboys, is one of this season's competitors. You can watch new episodes as they air on CBS or with a Paramount Plus premium plan ($10/month). Premium Monthly Plan (ad-free) (small) Season 41 of "Survivor" premieres on Septem...
Tags: Reviews, Reality TV, TV, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Chicago, House, Dallas Cowboys, Survivor, Streaming, Cbs, Entertainment Weekly, Fiji, Rupaul, Netflix Hulu


Historical strategy game Victoria 3 will simulate the slave trade. Should it?

Paradox Interactive‘s highly-anticipated grand strategy title Victoria 3 is set to ship next year. It’s been over a decade since the franchise’s last title launched and fans are chomping at the bit to see what’s changed.  One thing that hasn’t changed in Victoria 3 is that it includes a fully-functioning, (somewhat) historically accurate depiction of the global slave trade as it existed at the beginning of the titular Victorian era. Victoria 3 is a historical nation simulator where you take cont...
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Stocks hold their gains on Wall Street after Fed statement

By DAMIAN J. TROISE, ALEX VEIGA and STAN CHOE Stocks on Wall Street closed broadly higher Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signaled it may begin easing its extraordinary support measures for the economy later this year. The central bank said it may start raising its benchmark interest rate sometime next year, earlier than it envisioned three months ago. It also said it will likely begin slowing the pace of its monthly bond purchases “soon” if the economy keeps improving. The Fed’s been buying...
Tags: Apple, Energy, South Korea, Hong Kong, Business, News, China, Roald Dahl, Sport, Netflix, Soccer, Treasury, Federal Reserve, Goldman, Fed, Powell


iOS 15 Safari Extensions Worth Checking Out

With iOS 15, Apple introduced a new design and a range of new features, including better support for extensions. Safari in ‌iOS 15‌ supports web extensions, which can be downloaded and installed through the App Store, so there are a much wider range of extension options for you to choose from. We've rounded up some of the most useful ‌iOS 15‌ extensions that we've found so far. 1Password (Subscription Required) - For 1Password users, the 1Password extension allows users to input their sav...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Featured, Safari, Reddit, AMP, Christian Selig, Achoo, Apollo Free Reddit, Amplosion Safari, Safari Reddit, Christian Selig Achoo



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