Newly-Published Evidence Undermines China Lab-Leak Theory

In 1999 Los Angeles Times reporter Michael Hiltzik won a Pulitzer Prize. Now a business columnist for the Times, he writes that "new evidence undermines the COVID lab-leak theory — but the press keeps pushing it." A paper posted online [in September] chiefly by researchers at France's Institut Pasteur and under consideration for publication in a Nature journal...reports that three viruses were found in bats living in caves in northern Laos with features very similar to SARS-CoV-2, the virus re...
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Limited options for managing UTIs make women fearful and frustrated

Despite the prevalence of the painful condition, women are fearful and frustrated with limited management options, according to Cedars-Sinai research published in the Journal of Urology.from News Medical Medical Research News Feed [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
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MSU researchers make surprising discovery about the human gut's enteric nervous system

Researchers at Michigan State University have made a surprising discovery about the human gut's enteric nervous system that itself is filled with surprising facts. For starters, there's the fact that this "second brain" exists at all.from News Medical Medical Research News Feed [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
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Millions Experience Browser Problems After Long-Anticipated Expiration of 'Let's Encrypt' Certificate

"The expiration of a key digital encryption service on Thursday sent major tech companies nationwide scrambling to deal with internet outages that affected millions of online users," reports the Washington Examiner. The expiring certificate was issued by Let's Encrypt — though ZDNet notes there's been lots of warnings about its pending expiration: Digital Shadows senior cyber threat analyst Sean Nikkel told ZDNet that Let's Encrypt put everyone on notice back in May about the expiration of th...
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Research on wandering thoughts may offer clues about mental health

Where does your mind wander when you have idle time? A University of Arizona-led study published in Scientific Reports may offer some clues, and the findings reveal a surprising amount about our mental health.from News Medical Medical Research News Feed [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
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Cancer patients on chemotherapy have lower immune response to COVID-19 vaccine, study finds

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an especially stressful time for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, which attacks not only the cancer, but also the immune cells needed to defend the body from infections.from News Medical Medical Research News Feed [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
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How Miami's Mayor Hopes to Build a New (and Crypto-Friendly) Silicon Valley

Miami is a city "that unblushingly loves rule-breaking and money," according to a new article in New York magazine, wondering whether Miami could ever really replace Silicon Valley as "a more natural home — and maybe even an accelerant — for the next generation of disruption fiends." On December 4, Delian Asparouhov, a venture capitalist in San Francisco, posted, "ok guys hear me out, what if we move silicon valley to Miami," and Miami mayor Francis Suarez, lying in bed at home in Coconut Grove...
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Microsoft Secure Boot and Intel VMD Pointless on GNU/Linux and Lenovo’s Documentation Recommends That You Turn Them Off

The problem is that Secure Boot doesn’t actually work. uEFI firmware has been so horrendously bad from its inception that there’s always a Secure Boot escape.
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Google and Facebook are brilliant, but dangerous and entirely out of control

Originally published by The Spinoff Google and Facebook have transformed the world, made our lives better and brought enormous challenges. Yet despite their impact on everything from business to the mental health of teenagers,... [Author: [email protected]]
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YouTube TV to keep NBCUniversal channels after companies settle contract dispute

YouTube TV and NBCUniversal resolved a contract dispute that nearly led to more than a dozen channels dropping from the Google-owned live TV service.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Chip Shortage Makes GM Scrap Its Hands-Free Highway Driving Feature

"Like a half-filled bag of salty snacks, there simply aren't enough semiconductor chips to go around these days," writes CNET. "At General Motors, the crisis struck one of its biggest cash cows as Cadillac confirmed too few chips led it to scrap the Super Cruise [hands-free highway driving] feature from its flagship Escalade SUV." Slashdot reader McGruber writes: A Cadillac spokesperson said "Super Cruise is an important feature for the Cadillac Escalade program. Although it's temporarily una...
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Neiman Marcus Discloses a 2020 Data Breach That Impacted 4.6 Million Customers

"American luxury retailer Neiman Marcus Group has just disclosed a major data breach impacting approximately 4.6 million customers," reports Ars Technica. "The breach occurred sometime in May 2020 after 'an unauthorized party' obtained the personal information of some Neiman Marcus customers from their online accounts." Neiman Marcus is working with law enforcement agencies and has selected cybersecurity company Mandiant to assist with the investigation. Thursday, Neiman Marcus disclosed that...
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Forget The MacBook Pro, Apple Has Bigger Plans

The excitement around Apple’s new MacBook Pro is rising, But there are some warning signs that should make you think twice about the...
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Analyst says Apple's privacy feature is a smokescreen for its advertising ambitions

An analyst says that Apple's App Tracking Transparency feature was designed to hurt Facebook and Google to help Apple become involved in...
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Linus Torvalds On Community, Rust and Linux's Longevity

An anonymous reader writes: This week saw the annual check-in with Linux creator Linus Torvalds at the Open Source Summit North America, this year held in Seattle (as well as virtually). Torvalds took the stage for the event's traditional half-hour of questions from Dirk Hohndel, an early Linux contributor (now also the chief open source officer and vice president at VMware) in an afternoon keynote session.... And the theme of community seemed to keep coming up — notably about what that communit...
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More Vaccinations, Less Pushback: America's Vaccine Mandates Are Working, Says Public Health Professor

Last month U.S. President Biden issued "a mandate that all companies with more than 100 workers require vaccination or weekly testing," rememembers the New York Times, and "also moved to mandate shots for health care workers, federal contractors and a vast majority of federal workers, who could face disciplinary measures if they refuse." So what happened next? Until now, the biggest unknown about mandating COVID-19 vaccines in workplaces has been whether such requirements would lead to complia...
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Delta variant increases risks for pregnant women

Compared to coronavirus cases earlier in the pandemic, infections with the Delta variant lead to worse outcomes for unvaccinated pregnant women, new data suggest.Doctors studied 1,515 pregnant women with COVID-19 who received care from a large public health system in Dallas from May 2020 through Sept. 4, 2021. Overall, 82 women – 81 of whom were unvaccinated – developed severe illness, including 10 who needed ventilators and two who died.The proportion of severe or critical cases among pregnan...
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Leak: Apple's iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max could get a massive storage upgrade

It's going to be another year until Apple's iPhone 14 generation will be released, but there are already rumors about the expected...
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NBCU and YouTube TV Clinch New Agreement, No Price Increase for Streaming Service

YouTube TV customers will continue to get NBCUniversal’s suite of cable channels and local NBC stations after Google and NBCU announced an official agreement Saturday. YouTube TV said the price of the internet-television package will remain the same. In reaching the carriage renewal, NBCU dropped its ask that YouTube TV bundle Peacock Premium with the […]
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Robots: stealing our jobs or solving labour shortages?

From fast food to farming, Covid-19 has accelerated the rise of the worker robots. This in turn will put more jobs at risk and makes the need to reframe society ever more urgentAs the coronavirus pandemic enveloped the world last year, businesses increasingly turned to automation in order to address rapidly changing conditions. Floor-cleaning and microbe-zapping disinfecting robots were introduced in hospitals, supermarkets and other environments. Some enterprises found that, given the new empha...
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Netflix Reveals Its Most-Watched TV Shows and Movies of All Time

Netflix's co-CEO revealed a list Monday showing its top shows and movies of all-time, reports NBC News. The list revealed that the 19th-century drama Bridgerton "was its most watched TV series ever, with 82 million subscribers tuning in for at least two minutes in its first 28 days on the service..." French series "Lupin: Part 1" and season one of "The Witcher," a fantasy series starring Henry Cavill, tied for second on the list, with 76 million accounts. Among movies, the action film Extracti...
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Alliance Including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and IBM Vows to Protect Rights and Privacy With 'Trusted Cloud Principles'

ZDNet reports: Some of the world's largest tech giants — Amazon, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce/Slack, Atlassian, SAP, and Cisco — have joined forces to establish the Trusted Cloud Principles in what they are claiming is their commitment to protecting the rights of their customers... Some of the specific principles that have been founded by the signatories include governments should seek data directly from enterprise customers first, rather than cloud providers, other than in "exceptional ci...
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Best cheap iMac deals for October 2021

Looking to get your hands on a sleek all-in-one Mac computer? We've got the best cheap iMac deals right here.
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Best cheap Mac Mini deals for October 2021

Looking for a compact MacOS desktop? Here are some great cheap Mac Mini deals you can score online right now.
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Best cheap student laptop deals for October 2021

A great student laptop doesn't have to cost a fortune. Here are some perfect picks for every budget and taste.
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The best refurbished MacBook deals and sales for October 2021

If you’re a Mac fan looking for a cheap laptop, we’ve got the best refurbished MacBook deals and sales here.
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Best cheap MacBook deals and sales for October 2021

If you’re in the market for a new MacBook, our deals roundup will help make your choice a little easier.
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Bought Web Traffic and A Fake YouTube Executive: the Spectacular Failure of Ozy

The American media company Ozy "boasted of a large audience for its general interest website, its newsletters and its videos," remembers the New York Times, calling it "a Gen X dream of what millennial media ought to be: earnest, policy-focused, inclusive, slickly sans-serif." Ozy was founded in 2013 with seed funding from Laurene Powell Jobs, followed by further investments that by 2020 were over $83 million (according to the data service PitchBook). But the Times reports that something stran...
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Kuo: Apple Cancels Plans to Release iPad Air With OLED Display in 2022, Plans to Stick With LCD..

Apple has canceled its plans to release an updated iPad Air with an OLED display next year due to concerns around quality and costs,...
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Kuo: Apple Cancels Plans to Release iPad Air With OLED Display in 2022, Plans to Stick With LCD Technology

Apple has canceled its plans to release an updated iPad Air with an OLED display next year due to concerns around quality and costs, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said today in an investor note obtained by MacRumors. In March, Kuo reported that Apple had an ‌iPad Air‌ with an OLED display in the pipeline for next year. Today, Kuo has revised his prediction, saying that will not be the case since Apple has canceled those plans due to costs and performance not meeting the company's expectations. ...
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