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Fasting Can Improve Overall Health By Causing Circadian Clocks In the Liver and Skeletal Muscle To Rewire Their Metabolism, Study Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ScienceDaily: In a University of California, Irvine-led study, researchers found evidence that fasting affects circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle, causing them to rewire their metabolism, which can ultimately lead to improved health and protection against aging-associated diseases. The study was published recently in Cell Reports. The research was conducted using mice, which were subjected to 24-hour periods of fasting. While fasting, resea...
Tags: Tech, University of California Irvine


AWS launches Backup, a fully-managed backup service for AWS

Amazon’s AWS cloud computing service today launched Backup, a new tool that makes it easier for developers on the platform to back up their data from various AWS services and their on-premises apps. Out of the box, the service, which is now available to all developers, lets you set up backup policies for services like Amazon EBS volumes, RDS databases, DynamoDB tables, EFS file systems and AWS Storage Gateway volumes. Support for more services is planned, too. To back up on-premises data, busine...
Tags: Amazon, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Cloud Storage, Cloud Computing, Tech, Data, Backup, Aws, Rackspace, Amazon Web Services, Amazon EBS, Bill Vass


Microsoft pledges $500M to create affordable housing around Seattle

At a time when tech companies are being blamed for creating housing shortages in cities across the country, Microsoft told the Seattle Times it will make a $500 million pledge, its largest ever, to create affordable housing around Seattle. The company is currently in the middle of a multi-billion dollar expansion of its Redmond, Washington campus. Microsoft’s pledge comes half a year after Seattle City Council failed to pass a “head tax” that would have required companies making more than $20...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Microsoft, Tech, Seattle, Smith, Affordable Housing, Brad Smith, Seattle Times, Seattle City Council, Arlington Virginia, Redmond Washington, Long Island City New York, Housing Trust Silicon Valley, Seattle Times Microsoft, Challenge Seattle


Researchers Report Breakthrough In Ice-Repelling Materials

"Researchers from the University of Houston have reported a new theory in physics called stress localization, which they used to tune and predict the properties of new materials," reports Phys.Org. "Based on those predictions, the researchers reported in Materials Horizons that they have created a durable silicone polymer coating capable of repelling ice from any surface." The new research has huge implications for aircraft, power transmission lines, and more. From the report: Hadi Ghasemi, Bill...
Tags: Tech, University Of Houston, Ghasemi, Hadi Ghasemi Bill D Cook


With New Cash and Facilities, Phoenix Transitions Out Of Startup Mode

It’s often not obvious precisely when an early-stage business reaches the point where it outgrows the “startup” label.Case in point: Madison, WI-based Phoenix, which sells neutron generators and provides image-reading services to organizations in industries ranging from healthcare to renewable energy to aerospace and defense.“From a cultural standpoint, everybody’s starting to feel the maturation of the company,” says Evan Sengbusch, Phoenix’s president. The company “still has the startup cultu...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Trends, Tech, Vc, Wisconsin, Manufacturing, Accelerators, Phoenix, Particle Accelerators, Exabyte, National blog main, Wisconsin blog main, Wisconsin top stories, Madison WI, Medical imaging


New pre-seed fund powered by First Round Capital will target recent graduates

In 2012, early Uber investor First Round Capital decided it needed an avenue to access the best companies brewing inside dormitories across the U.S. So the seed-stage venture capital firm launched Dorm Room Fund, a pool of capital managed by students for students. The project has brought 250 startups, including Harper Wilde and Brooklinen, and more than 400 entrepreneurs into the First Round network to date. “But there’s an even bigger community of founders just on the other side of that grad...
Tags: Google, TC, Uber, Tech, Venture Capital, Warby Parker, First Round Capital, Dorm Room Fund, Anamitra Banerji, Brooklinen, Afore Capital, Gaurav Jain, BoxGroup, Harper Wilde, Elizabeth Yin, Eric Bahn


Federal Prosecutors Are Investigating Huawei For Allegedly Stealing Trade Secrets, Says Report

According to The Wall Street Journal, federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation to see if Huawei allegedly stole trade secrets from U.S. companies. The probe is reportedly built out of civil lawsuits against the telecommunications firm. The Hill reports: People familiar with the probe told the Journal that it is at an advanced stage and that an indictment could soon be coming. Huawei has long faced scrutiny from both lawmakers and national security officials, who have labeled th...
Tags: China, Tech, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Hill


Facebook urged to give users greater control over what they see

Academics at the universities of Oxford and Stanford think Facebook should give users greater transparency and control over the content they see on its platform. They also believe the social networking giant should radically reform its governance structures and processes to throw more light on content decisions, including by looping in more external experts to steer policy. Such changes are needed to address widespread concerns about Facebook’s impact on democracy and on free speech, they arg...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Stanford, Tech, Eu, Oxford, Stanford University, Timothy Garton, Glasnost Nine Ways Facebook, Better Forum for Free Speech and Democracy There, Dahrendorf Programme, Study of Freedom St Antony 's College Oxford, Hoover Institution Stanford University Last


Huawei under U.S. criminal investigation for alleged theft of trade secrets from T-Mobile, other tech companies

China’s Huawei is the subject of a U.S. criminal investigation in which federal prosecutors say the Chinese tech company stole trade secrets from U.S. business partners including technology behind a robotic device T-Mobile used to test smartphones, called “Tappy.” The Wall Street Journal reports that the investigation stemmed from various civil lawsuits against Huawei, including the one involving T-Mobile's Tappy. In Seattle, a jury agreed that Huawei was liable for misappropriation of the ...
Tags: Post, Technology, News, China, Tech, T Mobile, Seattle, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, WSJ, Bellevue Washington, Picks, Tappy, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd ZTE Corp


Marco Rubio Introduces Privacy Bill To Create Federal Regulations On Data Collection

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fortune: Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced a bill Wednesday aimed at creating federal standards of privacy protection for major internet companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google. The bill, titled the American Data Dissemination Act, requires the Federal Trade Commission to make suggestions for regulation based on the Privacy Act of 1974. Congress would then have to pass legislation within two years, or the FTC will gain the power to write the rul...
Tags: Google, Congress, Tech, Netflix, Marco Rubio, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Rubio, Hill, Marco Rubio R Fla, Facebook Amazon, Facebook Amazon Apple Google


Fortnite Bugs Gave Hackers Access To Millions of Player Accounts, Researchers Say

Researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point say three vulnerabilities chained together could have allowed hackers to take control of any of Fortnite's 200 million players. "The flaws, if exploited, would have stolen the account access token set on the gamer's device once they entered their password," reports TechCrunch. "Once stolen, that token could be used to impersonate the gamer and log in as if they were the account holder, without needing their password." From the report: The researchers...
Tags: Tech, Epic Games, Check Point, Fortnite


Ace Combat 7: Can it match flying in real-life?

The latest version of the game Ace Combat 7 has a new VR mode for more realistic aerial acrobatics.
Tags: Tech


Google raises its G Suite prices

Google today announced that it is raising the price of its G Suite subscriptions for the first time. In the U.S., the prices of G Suite Basic and G Suite Business editions will increase by $1 and $2 per user/month, respectively, while increases in other regions will be adjusted according to the local currency and market. G Suite Enterprise pricing will remain the same. The new pricing will go into effect on April 2; those on annual plans will pay the new price when their contract renews after...
Tags: Google, TC, Cloud, Technology, Tech, Google Hangouts, Pricing, Video Conferencing, Mobile Software, Cloud Applications, G Suite, G Suite Enterprise


Most Facebook users don't know their interests are tracked for ad targeting, Pew study finds

Most Facebook users have no idea how the company tracks and profiles everything they do to target ads, a new Pew Research study confirms. Pew reports that three-quarters (74%) of Facebook users surveyed in the study did not know that Facebook tracks their interests and various personal traits so they can be more efficiently targeted with ads. Those users only discovered this when the researchers directed them to take a look at the Facebook ad preferences page for their accounts. Most (51%) of...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Technology, News, Privacy, Tech, Ad Targeting, Zuckerberg, Pew Research, GfK, Facebook Algorithms, Picks, U S Facebook


YouTube Cracks Down on 'Harmful and Dangerous' Challenges and Pranks

YouTube has set stricter guidelines for "harmful and dangerous" prank and challenge videos. From a report: "We've always had policies to make sure what's funny doesn't cross the line into also being harmful or dangerous," reads the YouTube guidelines. "Our Community Guidelines prohibit content that encourages dangerous activities that are likely to result in serious harm, and today clarifying what this means for dangerous challenges and pranks." YouTube's guidelines now further detail which of t...
Tags: Youtube, Tech


Google Play Starts Manually Whitelisting SMS, Phone Apps

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Google is implementing major new Play Store rules for how Android's "SMS" and "Call Log" permissions are used. New Play Store rules will only allow certain types of apps to request phone call logs and SMS permissions, and any apps that don't fit into Google's predetermined use cases will be removed from the Play Store. The policy was first announced in October, and the policy kicks in and the ban hammer starts falling on non-compliant apps t...
Tags: Google, Tech, Play Store Google


Ford’s iconic F-Series trucks are going electric

Ford’s legendary and popular F-Series pickup line will soon have electric options, the company announced today. The move is intended to “future-proof” the enormous truck business against rising gas prices and regulations favoring electric vehicles over internal combustion. Jim Farley, Ford’s president of global markets, announced the news at a press conference in Detroit. As reported in the Detroit Free Press, he specified that there will be both pure/battery electric and hybrid options — they a...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Detroit, Mustang, Detroit Free Press, Jim Hackett, Jim Farley Ford, Rivian


Resolute Ventures sticks to its knitting with $75 million fourth fund

Resolute Ventures, an early-stage firm with offices in San Francisco and Boston, just closed its fourth fund with $75 million. It’s an almost shockingly conservative amount of capital in today’s era of big-is-better funds. And with valuable companies like the real estate startup OpenDoor, the applicant tracking system company Greenhouse, and the dog products company BarkBox in its portfolio, one imagines that seven-year-old Resolute could have raised more. It didn’t want to do that, says firm fo...
Tags: Google, TC, New York, Microsoft, Boston, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, Barkbox, Resolute Ventures, Greenhouse Software, Greenhouse, Polaris Partners, Daniel, Jonathan, Matt


US will reportedly seek criminal case against Huawei for stealing tech secrets

According to a , U.S. federal prosecutors are preparing a criminal indictment against Huawei for stealing trade secrets. The report, which cites sources with knowledge of the indictment, specifically mentions Huawei’s actions surrounding a T-Mobile smartphone testing tool known as “Tappy.” The report notes that the current investigation is far enough along that an indictment may come soon. This isn’t the first we’ve heard of Tappy. In 2014, T-Mobile sued Huawei for allegedly gaining access to a...
Tags: Apple, TC, Mobile, Business, US, Samsung, Tech, Smartphone, Canada, T-mobile, The Wall Street Journal, Seattle, Huawei, Mobile Device, Meng, Tappy


SpaceX opts for Texas over LA to build Starship prototypes

Update: CEO Elon Musk says on Twitter that Starship and Raptor (rocket engine) development is staying in Hawthorne, while prototypes are being built in Texas. Musk also said that the story “stems from a miscommunication by SpaceX .” Original story follows (the headline has also been updated). The source info is incorrect. Starship & Raptor development is being done out of our HQ in Hawthorne, CA. We are building the Starship prototypes locally at our launch site in Texas, as their size make...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, La, Los Angeles, Tech, Port Of Los Angeles, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Falcon, Hawthorne, South Texas, Starship, Hawthorne Calif


SpaceX opts for Texas over LA for Starship work

SpaceX will center its largest-scale operations not in its Los Angeles-area headquarters but in south Texas facilities, the company said today. Development of its next-generation Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle will take place in Texas, while Falcon 9 and Dragon work will remain at Hawthorne. The L.A. Times first reported the news. The decision spells trouble for workers at the Hawthorne, CA facility where many of SpaceX’s work has been done heretofore — however it may also come as li...
Tags: TC, Spacex, Texas, California, Los Angeles, Tech, Port Of Los Angeles, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Falcon, Hawthorne, South Texas, Starship, Hawthorne CA, Vandenberg Air Base, Super Heavy, SpaceX Starship


New Satellite Network Will Make It Impossible For a Commercial Airplane To Vanish

pgmrdlm quotes a report from CBS News: For the first time, a new network of satellites will soon be able to track all commercial airplanes in real time, anywhere on the planet. Currently, planes are largely tracked by radar on the ground, which doesn't work over much of the world's oceans. The final 10 satellites were launched Friday to wrap up the $3 billion effort to replace 66 aging communication satellites, reports CBS News' Kris Van Cleave, who got an early look at the new technology. On an...
Tags: Europe, Cbs News, America, Tech, Kris Van Cleave


TV broadcaster Sinclair launches STIRR, a free streaming service with local news and sports

Local TV broadcasting company Sinclair Broadcast Group today announced the launch of a new streaming service called STIRR that aims to bring local TV news and other content to the growing number of cord cutters across the U.S. The company today owns over 190 TV stations, which it’s leveraging in order to create its own “skinny bundle.” However, unlike TV streaming services such as Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, Hulu with Live TV, or YouTube TV, for example – STIRR will be free and ad-supported in...
Tags: Amazon, TC, TV, Television, Life, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Streaming, Seattle, Hulu, Cord Cutting, Streaming Service, Sinclair, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Ware


Happy 18th Birthday, Wikipedia

This week, Wikipedia celebrates its 18th birthday. If the massive crowdsourced encyclopedia project were human, then in most countries, it would just now be considered a legal adult. But in truth, the free online encyclopedia has long played the role of the Internet's good grown-up. From a story: Wikipedia has grown enormously since its inception: It now boasts 5.7 million articles in English and pulled in 92 billion page views last year. The site has also undergone a major reputation change. I...
Tags: Wikipedia, Tech, Susan Wojcicki, Yale Journal, Siri Alexa, Google Home, Wikipedia Facebook


Steve Carell is coming to Netflix in a new comedy about the US government’s new Space Force

Steve Carell is coming back to small-screen comedy for a new Netflix series about the people tasked with creating the “Space Force” — the proposed sixth branch of the military. Details about the new show from Carell and Greg Daniels, who was the mind behind the American version of “The Office,” are sketchy. Netflix hasn’t given any specifics about the number of episodes or potential release date. What’s certain is that this Space Force is less likely to draw criticism and condemnation than...
Tags: Apple, TC, Television, Reese Witherspoon, US, Tech, Netflix, Jennifer Aniston, President, The Office, Steve Carell, Donald Trump, Pence, Carell, US Armed Forces, Greg Daniels


Facebook poaches Google’s AR/VR engineering lead to take over Portal team

Facebook is bringing on the engineering lead for Google’s entire AR/VR team to tackle Portal hardware. Ryan Cairns comes aboard after 12 years at Google where he was most recently the engineering lead for a team of over 500 people tackling AR/VR at the big G, including Daydream, Lens and ARCore, according to his LinkedIn. Excited to announce that I'll be leading Hardware for AR/VR at @facebook…and would like to welcome Ryan Cairns, who will now lead Portal. Launching @portalfacebook...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Tech, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Cairns, Michael Abrash, AR VR, Camargo, Facebook Reality Labs, Rafa Camargo, Ryan Cairns, Daydream Lens, Facebook Reality Labs AR VR


Email security company Tessian is closing in on a $40M round led by Sequoia Capital

Continuing a trend that VCs here in London tell me is seeing an increasing amount of deal-flow in Europe attract the interest of top-tier Silicon Valley venture capital firms, TechCrunch has learned that email security provider Tessian is the latest to raise from across the pond. According to multiple sources, the London-based company has closed a Series B round led by Sequoia Capital. I understand that the deal could be announced within a matter of weeks, and that the round size is in the regio...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, London, Tech, Silicon Valley, Sequoia Capital, Imperial College, Tim Sadler Tom Adams, Tessian, Ed Bishop Tessian


Save Big on a Bunch of MicroSD Cards, Including the Best Price Ever on 400GB

4K GoPro footage and Nintendo Switch games take up a ton of space, but you could hold plenty of both with these discounted microSD cards.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Kinja Deals, Storage, Tech, Nintendo, Sandisk, Lifehacks


Federal Prosecutors Pursuing Criminal Case Against Huawei for Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets: Report

Federal prosecutors are pursuing a criminal investigation of China's Huawei for allegedly stealing trade secrets from U.S. business partners, including the technology behind a robotic device that T-Mobile used to test smartphones, WSJ reported Wednesday. From a report: The investigation grew in part out of civil lawsuits against Huawei, including one in which a Seattle jury found Huawei liable for misappropriating robotic technology from T-Mobile's Bellevue, Wash., lab, the people familiar with ...
Tags: China, Tech, Seattle, Huawei, WSJ, Bellevue Wash


Fiserv to Buy First Data for $22B as Fintech Consolidation Continues

The mega-deals keep on coming. Today, it’s a massive acquisition in financial technology: Fiserv has struck an agreement to acquire First Data in an all-stock transaction valued at $22 billion.The deal has been approved by both companies’ boards but still needs to be accepted by shareholders and regulators. Assuming it closes as expected later this year, it would combine two big players in financial services and payments processing.Fiserv (NASDAQ: FISV), a 35-year-old company based in Brookfiel...
Tags: Deals, Mobile, Apps, Trends, Tech, It, Software, M&a, Square, Wisconsin, Payments, Stripe, Fintech, Izettle, First Data, Worldpay