Scientists Have Successfully Recorded Data To DNA In a Few Short Minutes

Researchers at Northwestern University have devised a new method for recording information to DNA that takes minutes rather than hours or days. Interesting Engineering reports: The researchers utilized a novel enzymatic system to synthesize DNA that records rapidly changing environmental signals straight into its sequences, and this method could revolutionize how scientists examine and record neurons inside the brain. To record intracellular molecular and digital data to DNA, scientists currentl...
Tags: Time, Tech, Northwestern University, Interesting Engineering, Keith E J Tyo

Google won't fight South Korea's new app store payment laws requiring third-party payments

But will 'examine options that allow us to maintain the service fees that keep Android free' Google's South Korean operation has decided to comply with the nation's new law that prohibits it from restricting payments to its own Play Store, either to pay for apps or for in-app purchases.…
Tags: Google, South Korea, Software

The Nation's Largest Public Library System Is Ending Late Fees Forever

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: The largest public library system in the country has become the latest to eliminate all late fees. Effective immediately, the New York Public Library system will not charge fines on overdue materials, and all library card holders have had their accounts cleared of any prior late fees or fines, including replacement fees for lost materials, the NYPL announced on Tuesday, in what it called a change intended to level the playing field for all library pa...
Tags: California, Tech, Chicago, Nypl, Npr, New York Public Library, Boston Public Library, Chicago Public Library, San Diego Public Library, Burbank Public Library, Anthony W Marx

In Virginia Governor Race, Terry McAuliffe Attacks Glenn Youngkin’s Role In Taylor Swift Masters Sale

A gubernatorial election is currently heating up in Virginia, and, wouldn’t you know it, Taylor Swift fans just might tip the scales in favor of Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe’s new campaign strategy, according to The Verge, is targeting Facebook, Instagram, and Google search ads that accuse his opponent, Republican Glenn Youngkin, of having a role in the controversial purchase of Swift’s master recordings in 2019.
Tags: Google, Music, News, Taylor Swift, Virginia, Swift, Facebook Instagram, Terry McAuliffe, Scooter Braun, Terry McAuliffe McAuliffe, Glenn Youngkin

Oculus Quest Becomes a Paperweight When Facebook Goes Down

When Facebook went down yesterday for nearly six hours, so did Oculus' services. Since Facebook owns VR headset maker Oculus, and controversially requires Oculus Quest users to log in with a Facebook account, many Quest owners reported not being able to load their Oculus libraries. "[A]nd those who just took a Quest 2 out of the box have reported that they're unable to complete the initial setup," adds PCGamer. As VRFocus points out, "the issue has raised another important question relating to O...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Vr, Oculus Store, Oculus TV

Huawei hopes US decision on Meng Wanzhou heralds new era in relations

US justice department suspended fraud charges against chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms giant The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei hopes that the US justice department’s decision to abandon its efforts to extradite Meng Wanzhou may mark the starting point in a new era in relations between the company, China and the US government.Meng, the firm’s chief financial officer and daughter of its founder, was freed last month after three years of house arrest in Canada following an agre...
Tags: Business, Technology, China, US, World news, US news, Canada, Technology sector, Huawei, Meng, Meng Wanzhou, Wanzhou

Google to auto-enroll 150m users, 2m YouTubers with two-factor authentication

Uh, cool? Google is going to automatically enroll 150 million users and two million YouTube creators into using two-factor authentication for their accounts by the end of the year, it announced on Tuesday.…
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Google Is About To Turn On Two-Factor Authentication By Default For Millions of Users

Google is reminding us that it will enable two-factor authentication for 150 million more accounts by the end of this year. The Verge reports: In 2018, Google said that only 10 percent of its active accounts were using two-factor authentication. It has been pushing, prodding, and encouraging people to enable the setting ever since. Another prong of the effort will require more than 2 million YouTube creators to turn on two-factor authentication to protect their channels from takeover. Google say...
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Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2 Clip Teases Jadis’ Journey With The CRM

The Walking Dead: World Beyond season 2 promo teases Jadis’ journey with the CRM. Pollyanna McIntosh first played the mysterious zombie apocalypse survivor Jadis in season 7 of The Walking Dead.At first Jadis seemed like just another random survivor leading yet another random community in the Walking Dead universe. But her larger role in that universe was later revealed when it emerged that she had a connection to the mysterious helicopter group teased throughout the show’s run. The plot thicke...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Rick, Rick Grimes, Rick Grimes Andrew Lincoln, Jadis, Civic Republic Military

Back 4 Blood Devs Add Controversial Denuvo Software Before Launch

Developer Turtle Rock Studios has recently decided to add the controversial Denuvo Anti-Tamper software to its upcoming title, Back 4 Blood. Considered to be the spiritual successor to the highly popular Valve title Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood is a four-player co-op survival shooter that aims to put zombies back onto players’ crosshairs.Created by Turtle Rock Studios, the same developers behind Left 4 Dead, the zombie shooter has garnered strong interest from fans, with the title hitting over 100...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Denuvo, Arkane Studios, Turtle Rock Studios, Arkane, Deathloop, Developer Turtle Rock Studios, Dead Turtle Rock Studios

Apple Crediting 3% Daily Cash to Apple Card Users Who Experienced Issues With iPhone 13 Purchases

Back on launch day for the iPhone 13 last month, a number of Apple Card users had difficulties placing orders for their devices, with many of those users ultimately resorting to different forms of payment in order to ensure their orders went through in a timely fashion. As shared by a number of MacRumors readers, Apple today sent out emails to affected customers, letting them know that they will be credited with the 3% Daily Cash they would have earned on their ‌iPhone 13‌ purchases even thou...
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Apple Watch Series 6 vs. Apple Watch Series 7: Should You Upgrade? (mac rumors)

At its September special event, Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 7. The Series 7 replaces the Apple Watch Series 6, which was announced in September of 2020, as the company's flagship wearable. The Apple Watch Series 7 offers a number of upgrades and improvements on last year's Series 6, offering a larger display with bigger casing sizes, faster charging, and the S7 chip, for a price starting at $399. Although the Apple Watch Series 6 has now been discontinued by Apple, it contin...
Tags: Apple, News, Apple Watch, S7, Stainless Steel, U1 Ultra Wideband, Hartley Charlton, Similarities Aluminum Stainless Steel, Silver and Space Black, Space Gray Silver Gold Blue, Users of Older Devices

Apple Watch Series 6 just got a HUGE price cut at Amazon

Amazon is kicking off the holiday season with an amazing deal on the Apple Watch Series 6 right now, marking it down to $350 from $400, a savings of $50.
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Activists Are Designing Mesh Networks To Deploy During Civil Unrest

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: [O]rganizers and programmers with the Mycelium Mesh Project are [...] designing a decentralized, off-grid mesh network for text communications that could be deployed quickly during government-induced blackouts or natural disasters. Mesh networks, a form of intranet distributed across various nodes rather than a central internet provider, have the potential to decrease our collective reliance on telecommunication conglomerates like Spectrum an...
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Facebook explains error that caused global outage

Engineers’ command accidentally disconnected company’s network from rest of world, blogpost saysFacebook has said an error during routine maintenance of its network of data centers caused a cascade of problems that took down its platforms for more than six hours on Monday.In a blogpost published on Tuesday, Santosh Janardhan, vice-president of engineering, said the global outage that saw Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp go dark for billions of users had begun when the company’s engineers issued ...
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How To Put Clothes On Your iPhone Memoji | Screen Rant

As cute as they are, Apple Memoji have existed simply as floating heads for many years, but iPhone owners do have the opportunity to dress them after upgrading to iOS 15. This provides another way for users to express their style by personalizing the look even more. Since the new Memoji have bodies, or at least torsos, new poses are also available to better express a feeling.Memoji have been upgraded with a few new features and options each year since the lovable cartoon representations of user...
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How To Put Clothes On Your iPhone Memoji

As cute as they are, Apple Memoji have existed simply as floating heads for many years, but iPhone owners do have the opportunity to dress them after upgrading to iOS 15. This provides another way for users to express their style by personalizing the look even more. Since the new Memoji have bodies, or at least torsos, new poses are also available to better express a feeling. Memoji have been upgraded with a few new features and options each year since the lovable cartoon representations of ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Facetime, Memoji

Offerpad launches in 106 central Ohio cities, including Columbus

The publicly traded iBuyer has launched its services in the Columbus metro area, bringing its number of markets to 22.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Expansion, Ohio, Home Buying, Columbus, Industry News, LAURA COLLINS, Home selling, News Brief, Ibuyers, Offerpad, Cash Offer, Brian Bair, iBuyer

Telegram Founder Says Over 70 Million New Users Joined During Facebook Outage

Messaging app Telegram gained over 70 million new users during Monday's Facebook outage, its founder Pavel Durov said on Tuesday, as people worldwide were left without key messaging services for nearly six hours. Reuters reports: Facebook blamed its outage, which kept its 3.5 billion users from accessing services such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger, on a faulty configuration change. "The daily growth rate of Telegram exceeded the norm by an order of magnitude, and we welcomed over 70 milli...
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64 of the best gifts for dads, from personalized football jerseys to a do-it-all smartwatch

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Tom & Teddy Dads can be notoriously difficult to shop for, especially if yours doesn't offer many hints of what he wants. We found the best gifts for Dad, whether for Christmas, his birthday, Father's Day, or another milestone. From a Sirloin of the Month club to a massage gun, these gift ideas are sure to be a big hit. If you're searching for the perfect gift for Dad but coming up empty,...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Gift Guide, Disney, NFL, Trends, Walmart, Gifts, Sony, Harry, Philips, Dad, Father's Day, Alexa, Anova

Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen Testifies On Capitol Hill; Tells Senators ‘We Must Act Now’

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Black Friday 2021 lands on November 26 - here's what to expect, plus early deals you can snag right now

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Black Friday 2021 begins November 26. Alyssa Powell/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Fall has arrived, and that means Black Friday 2021 isn't far off. The shopping holiday is set to officially kick off on November 26, and we expect to see a ton of discounts on products across all categories. To help you prepare, we broke down everything you need to know about Black Friday 2021, along with ...
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NASA's 'Armageddon'-style Asteroid Deflection Mission Takes Off Next Month

NASA has a launch date for that most Hollywood of missions, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, which is basically a dry run of the movie "Armageddon." From a report: Unlike the film, this will not involve nukes, oil rigs or Aerosmith, but instead is a practical test of our ability to change the trajectory of an asteroid in a significant and predictable way. The DART mission, managed by the Planetary Defense Coordination Office (!), involves sending a pair of satellites out to a relatively nea...
Tags: Hollywood, Dart, Tech, Nasa, Aerosmith, Planetary Defense Coordination Office, Didymos

A Nightmare On Elm Street: 9 Unpopular Opinions About The Movies, According To Reddit

Considering the A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise has had nine installments, it's not surprising to learn that there are some unpopular opinions out there about the series. The remake, the sequels, Freddy's clash with Jason, and even the original movie, each generate opinions that are all over the map.However, there are several installments of the franchise that generate more controversial opinions more than others. Thanks to Reddit, these opinions are readily available in bulk. From distaste ...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Reddit, Patricia Arquette, Jason, Heather, Jesse, Redditor, Freddy, Tina, Freddy Krueger, Englund, Wes Craven, Craven, Robert Englund, Miko Hughes

Harry Potter: 5 Ways Harry Is Like James (& 5 Ways He's Like Lily)

Despite only making occasional appearances, Lily and James Potter are vital to the Harry Potter series. It's their deaths that kickstart the entire plot when their son is the sole survivor of Voldemort's attack. For better or worse, their memories live on through Harry — and so do their personalities.While he's constantly reminded of his physical resemblance to his parents, Harry never gets a chance to properly compare how they are and aren't alike. However, thanks to memories, flashbacks and ch...
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Venom's Symbiote Son Has An Even Creepier New Host

Warning: contains major spoilers for Extreme Carnage: Omega #1! When it comes to offspring, Venom has sired many. One of his son's - Sleeper - has a new host and his way of infecting him is one of the creepiest of all the symbiotes. Like his name suggests, this symbiote is a sneaky operator and Hank, his host, has NO idea that he's infected.Sleeper is Venom's seventh spawn, following Carnage, Phage, Riot, Lasher, Scream, and Agony. Carnage is the most well-known and the following four were cr...
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Sex Education: The Best Trait Of Each Main Character

Sex Education features a large cast of well-rounded characters that have become beloved by the show's fans. In season 3, the show developed many of the established characters such as Otis and Maeve even further, taking them down some exciting and unexpected paths.The season also intertwined a number of new characters with the existing cast, including villainous head teacher Hope and nonbinary student Cal. While the different people in the show's world range in likability, each of them is notably...
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What Is The Best Halloween Movie For Your Favorite Autumn TikTok Aesthetic?

A variety of Halloween aesthetics abound this spooky season on TikTok, whether they're based on personal favorite Halloween decor, favorite color schemes, or even zodiac signs. Each TikTokker professing their favorite aesthetic has plenty of photo references and an apt name that conveys the type of Halloween style that resonates with them on a personal level.One of the best parts of Halloween time is snuggling up with a cup of apple cider, a blanket, and a good Halloween movie. Naturally, one's ...
Tags: Entertainment, Tim Burton, Disney, Tech, Starbucks, Bram Stoker, St Helens, Eddie Murphy, Don, Transylvania, Mary Shelley, St Helens Oregon, Beetlejuice, Halloweentown, Transexual Transylvania, Blair Witch Project

The Tragedy Of Macbeth: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)Brace yourselves for some whiplash, because we have a double-whammy of good news and bad news for you. The very obvious good news is that there's going to be a "Macbeth" adaptation from a Coen brother that's starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand as the two leads. Seriously, soak in and appreciate that sentence because ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Frances Mcdormand, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Denzel Washington, Hunter, Joel, Lilly, Ethan, Lady Macbeth, Corey Hawkins, Denzel, Coen, Coens

The 6 best true wireless earbuds in 2021

Jabra; Apple; Amazon; Sony; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The best wireless earbuds balance portability, sound quality, comfort, and features. Jabra's Elite 85T manage to do all that for a great price, making them our top pick overall. Read more about why you can trust our tech team to recommend the best products. True wireless earbuds are headphones that fit neatly in your ear and are completely without wires. Because they're so small and wire-free,...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Audio, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Walmart, Features, Headphones, Buying Guide, Sony, Bose, Belkin, Jabra, ANC

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