Identical Twins Carry Genetic Modifications No One Else Has

sciencehabit shares a report from Identical twins are living proof of how genetics shapes our looks and traits. Now, researchers have found they carry a molecular signature on their DNA that no one else has -- one that becomes fixed in their cells early in development and stays with them into adulthood. This signature doesn't seem to influence a twin's health, but it could offer insights into how identical twinning happens. "It is a starting point" for solving "what is really an eni...
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New Zealand kea can use touchscreens but can’t distinguish between real and virtual worlds

Study finds the intelligent endangered alpine parrot can be trained to use electronic devices with their tonguesVote now in the Guardian/BirdLife Australia 2021 bird of the year pollThe kea, an endangered New Zealand parrot, is clever enough to use touchscreens but doesn’t appear to be able to tell the difference between the real and virtual worlds, according to a new study.Researchers taught six kea at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch to operate touchscreens. The birds were prese...
Tags: Science, Technology, Australia, Animals, Environment, Birds, Asia Pacific, Wildlife, Animal behaviour, New Zealand, Christchurch, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

New Windows 11 Install Script Bypasses TPM, System Requirements

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BleepingComputer: A new script allows you to install Windows 11 on devices with incompatible hardware, such as missing TPM 2.0, incompatible CPUs, or the lack of Secure Boot. Even better, the script also works on virtual machines, allowing you to upgrade to the latest Windows Insider build. This new script was released as part of the extremely useful Universal MediaCreationTool wrapper, a batch file that allows you to create an ISO for any version of Wind...
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Apple's 96W Charger for 16-inch MacBook Pro Faces 2-3 Months Shipping Delay

Apple's 96W USB-C power adapter that is designed for use with the 16-inch MacBook Pro currently faces a lengthy 2-3 months shipping estimate on the company's online store in the United States and many other countries. The adapter is also listed as unavailable for in-store pickup at most Apple retail stores around the world. In some countries like Japan, the 2-3 months shipping estimate began showing up in August, and the delay has since extended to more countries. While redesigned 14-inch a...
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Leaked Documents Show How Amazon's Astro Robot Tracks Everything You Do

em1ly shares a report from Motherboard: Amazon's new robot called Astro is designed to track the behavior of everyone in your home to help it perform its surveillance and helper duties, according to leaked internal development documents and video recordings of Astro software development meetings obtained by Motherboard. The system's person recognition system is heavily flawed, according to two sources who worked on the project. The documents, which largely use Astro's internal codename "Vesta" f...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Vesta

April Fools' Copy-Paste Button For Lazy Programmers Now Actually For Sale

Stack Overflow's copy-paste keyboard, an April Fools' Day prank that ribbed lazy programmers, is now actually for sale. CNET reports: It's been a joke in programming circles for years: Instead of writing your code from scratch, just head over to the Stack Overflow forums and copy the way another programmer already solved your problem. The meme is such a fixture that Stack Overflow turned it into an April Fools' Day prank this year, saying it would limit free access to its site unless people boug...
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New study shows Apple Watch can detect heart arrhythmias other than atrial fibrillation

The results of the Apple Heart Study proved the science behind that feature, which Apple itself has always positioned as a way to be more aware of your health and potential conditions that may affect your heart health, rather than any kind of very accurate predictor or actual medical device. The new study, published in the American Heart Association’s Circulation Journal, also found that nearly a third of participants who had no AFib detected using the ECG patch after receiving a notification we...
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Apple, Google Asked to Turn in South Korea Compliance Plans by Mid-October

SEOUL (Reuters) - Apple and Alphabet's Google have been asked to turn in by mid-October compliance plans for a new South Korean law that bans major...
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Facebook's Effort To Attract Preteens Goes Beyond Instagram Kids, Documents Show

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Wall Street Journal: Facebook has come under increasing fire in recent days for its effect on young users and its efforts to create products for them. Inside the company, teams of employees have for years been laying plans to attract preteens that go beyond what is publicly known, spurred by fear that Facebook could lose a new generation of users critical to its future. Internal Facebook documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal show the company f...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Wall Street Journal, Snap Inc, Internal Facebook

Apple Watch Can Detect Arrhythmias Other Than AFib, Study Shows

According to new research published this week in American Heart Association Journal, Apple Watch can detect arrhythmias other than Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). The Apple watch irregular pulse detection algorithm was found to have a positive predictive value of 0.84 for the identification of atrial fibrillation (AFib). MyHealthyApple reports: The Apple Heart Study investigated a smartwatch-based irregular pulse notification algorithm to identify AFib. For this secondary analysis, the researchers a...
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Researchers use AI to determine which animal diseases will infect humans next

Did you know Neural is taking the stage on Sept 30 and Oct 1? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your ticket now! A team of researchers from the University of Glasgow in the UK have created an AI-powered system for identifying which diseases will make the leap from the animal kingdom to causing human infections. This could go a long way towards preparing us for the next pandemic. COVID-19 and dozens of other viruses th...
Tags: Startups, UK, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, University of Glasgow, Neural, Next Featured

Apple to Announce Q4 2021 Earnings on October 28

Apple today updated its investor relations page to announce that it will share its earnings results for the fourth fiscal quarter (third calendar quarter) of 2021 on Thursday, October 28. The fourth quarter earnings call will provide some insight into the early sales of the new iPhone 13 models and the new iPad options, giving us our first hints into how 2021 sales compared with 2020 sales. Apple again declined to provide guidance for the fourth quarter of 2021 during its third quarter earni...
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AirTag 'Lost Mode' Vulnerability Can Redirect Users to Malicious Websites

The AirTag feature that allows anyone with a smartphone to scan a lost AirTag to locate the contact information of the owner can be abused for phishing scams, according to a new report shared by KrebsOnSecurity. When an AirTag is set in Lost Mode, it generates a URL for and it lets the AirTag owner enter a contact phone number or email address. Anyone who scans that AirTag is then directed automatically to the URL with the owner's contact information, with no login or ...
Tags: Apple, Rauch, KrebsOnSecurity, Airtags, Denis Tokarev, Bobby Raunch

Interview: Wolfboy and the Everything Factory Composer Xav Clarke

Apple TV+’s new series Wolfboy and the Everything Factory is now streaming and follows an oddball dreamer named Wolfboy as he discovers a strange realm where fantastical beings create things for the natural world above. To score the series, composer Xav Clarke (Elliot From Earth, The Amazing World of Gumball) was given the brief to “go weird, be experimental, and take chances.” What he created is an organic score as playful, curious, and creative as the titular character himself. His music has a...
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2022 Chevy Tahoe & Suburban Quick Overview: Engine Specs, Interior Tech, Safety Features & More

The 2022 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban will receive more of the good stuff for the new model year. This includes a host of tech and connectivity tools, additional standard safety features, and more powertrain options. New exterior colors across the lineup include Evergreen Gray Metallic, Auburn Metallic, and Dark Ash Metallic. According to Chevrolet, the 2022 Tahoe and Suburban are designed to provide plenty of capability and interior space for road trips both near and far. “Chevrolet keeps innov...
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The 15 Best '90s Horror Movies Ranked

The '90s was a fascinating decade in which Furbies, Beanie Babies, and Tamagotchi's ruled toy stores, "Friends" dominated TV, Nirvana took over the radio, and people were dancing willy-nilly to the Macarena. Technological advances were shaking up society, with the advancement of the World Wide Web culminating in the launch of a little site called Google in 1998. Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky was one of the biggest scandals of the past half-century. Meanwhile, in the world of cinema,...
Tags: Google, Movies, Maryland, Stephen King, Fbi, Bill Clinton, Sydney, New Zealand, Kevin Bacon, Nevada, Spike Lee, States, Takashi Miike, Jackson, North America, Gary Oldman

Paying For Taco Bell With Dogecoin May Be Soon Be a Reality

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: How about paying for your Taco Bell order with Dogecoin? Or some of Whole Food's avocado ice cream with Bitcoin. That's the goal of a new partnership between crypto payment processor BitPay and Verifone, one of the world's largest providers of those little machines you use to pay via a credit card or Venmo at a checkout line. Later this year, the newest Verifone terminals will start accepting payments for U.S. merchants from a range of cryptocu...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Bitcoin, Bitpay, Taco Bell, Verifone, Dogecoin

Amazon gets futuristic with its new smart home devices, including a flying camera and household robot

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon's new product lineup includes a robot and extra-large Echo Show. Amazon Amazon revealed its latest collection of smart home products during a launch event on September 28. The lineup includes a new Echo Show, a household robot, a flying security camera, and more. Select items are available for preorder now, while others are being offered by invitation only. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky...
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Surface Pro 8 vs. iPad Pro: Which powerful tablet is best?

The Surface Pro 8 was just announced by Microsoft, which means that it's the perfect time to compare it to Apple's 2021 iPad Pro model.
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, Surface, Ipad Pro, Surface Pro 8

Microsoft Knew of Exchange Autodiscover Flaw Five Years Ago

Thomas Claburn writes via The Register: Microsoft Exchange clients like Outlook have been supplying unprotected user credentials if you ask in a particular way since at least 2016. Though aware of this, Microsoft's advice continues to be that customers should communicate only with servers they trust. On August 10, 2016, Marco van Beek, managing director at UK-based IT consultancy Supporting Role, emailed the Microsoft Security Response Center to disclose an Autodiscover exploit that worked with ...
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For Flagging Amazon Games Unit, New World 'Has to Be Our Breakthrough'

Amazon has been successful in nearly every industry it has entered, from books and grocery shopping to cloud computing and movie streaming. So it has been puzzling to many that success in the lucrative video game business has eluded the tech giant. On Tuesday, Amazon gave producing its own video games another try. From a report: After more than a year of delays, it released New World, an online multiplayer game in which players join factions, fight monsters, fight one another and colonize a fict...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Luna, Atlantic Ocean, New World, Christoph Hartmann, Montreal Read, Flagging Amazon Games Unit

Apple iPhone 13 Case Roundup: Where To Buy Cases For The iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max And iPhone 13 Mini

With the new Apple iPhone 13 debuting Sept. 24, and available for  pre-order available now , it’s time to pick out a phone case to go along with your new phone, so you’ll be ready on day one. OtterBox, Casetify, Case-Mate and more trusted iPhone case brands already have cases available for the Apple iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 mini. (Note: Some small design changes in the new models will render iPhone 12 cases incompatible.) Ahead, you’ll find seven cases at a varie...
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Apple Seeds Eighth Beta of macOS Monterey to Developers

Apple today seeded the eighth developer beta of macOS Monterey, the newest version of the macOS operating system. The eighth beta comes one week after Apple released the seventh macOS Monterey beta. Registered developers can download the beta through the Apple Developer Center and once the appropriate profile is installed, betas will be available through the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences. ‌macOS Monterey‌ will bring Universal Control, a feature that lets a single mouse, tra...
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How to use latitude and longitude in Google Maps to get the coordinates of a specific place or find a location

You can use latitude and longitude in Google Maps on a computer or mobile device. Shutterstock To find a location on Google Maps by latitude and longitude, just enter the coordinates in the search box. You can find a location's latitude and longitude on a computer using a right-click; on a mobile device, tap and hold to drop a pin. Format the latitude and longitude carefully or Google Maps will not understand the location. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. ...
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This May Be the First Planet Found Orbiting 3 Stars at Once

GW Ori is a star system 1,300 light years from Earth in the constellation of Orion. It is surrounded by a huge disk of dust and gas, a common feature of young star systems that are forming planets. But fascinatingly, it is a system with not one star, but three. From a report: As if that were not intriguing enough, GW Ori's disk is split in two, almost like Saturn's rings if they had a massive gap in between. And to make it even more bizarre, the outer ring is tilted at about 38 degrees. Scientis...
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NSA, CISA Publish Guide for Securing VPN Servers

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have published today technical guidance on properly securing VPN servers used by organizations to allow employees remote access to internal networks. From a report: The NSA said it put together the nine-page guide [PDF] after "multiple nation-state advanced persistent threat (APT) actors" weaponized vulnerabilities in common VPN servers as a way to breach organizations. "Exploitation of these CVEs ...
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Apple says ‘jelly scrolling’ effect on iPad mini 6 display is not an issue

Following the official launch of the iPad mini 6 in stores last week, customers around the world have been noticing an annoying “jelly...
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Kobo and interlinear epub documents

I currently have a Kindle Paperwhite for language learning but find it slow and tedious to look up individual words. So I looked into interlinear texts and found this thread by @Doitsu as well as source code to generate interlinear epub documents through Google translate. Now I'm considering getting a Kobo Libra H2O but I'm wondering if they support interlinear books. Or does maybe KOReader support it if I install it on Kobo?
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Fitbit Premium’s new Calm integration promises to help cut stress, improve sleep

Fitbit brings new features to Premium subscribers including the Calm app, snore detection, and stress tracking.
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Fitbit Premium’s new Calm integration promises to help reduce stress and improve sleep

Fitbit brings new features to Premium subscribers including the Calm app, snore detection, and stress tracking.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Fitbit, Fitbit Premium, Fitbit Charge 5

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