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    Tech neck: what are smartphones doing to our bodies?

    Bending your head to use a phone stresses the spine, say chiropractors – and that’s not the only way the devices are injuring and changing us.

  • 1 day ago
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    Johnny Depp Says He Called Warner Bros. About Amber Heard's Aquaman Role: 'I Curbed Their Worries'

    Johnny Depp claims he played a part in landing Amber Heard her Aquaman role. On Wednesday, the actor, 58, returned to the stand when his team called him to testify again in his ongoing defamation trial against his ex-wife. In this final week of testimonies, Depp got the chance to respond to some matters brought up during Heard's defense, including her saying he did not get her blockbuster Aquaman role for her.

  • 3 days ago
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    Logitech’s new mouse and keyboard offer a quieter click and more clack, respectively

    Logitech’s latest computer accessories offer a quieter or more tactile way to use your computer, depending on your preferences. The new MX Master 3S is a minor update to the existing MX Master 3 mouse with a quieter mouse click and a more sensitive sensor. Meanwhile, the MX Mechanical and MX Mechanical Mini are a pair of keyboards whose mechanical switches should make them a more tactile (if slightly louder) counterpart to its existing MX Keys devices.

  • 3 days ago
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    Domestic violence app aims to help victims, including disguised emergency button

    A domestic violence app aims to provide help to victims of intimate partner violence (IPV), offering everything from an encrypted diary of evidence to a way to call police without the need to speak.

  • 5 days ago
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    The “Final Stretch Alliance To End Horse Slaughter” Was Just Announced To Permanently Ban The Slaughter Of Horses In The U.S. - World Animal News

    A diverse group from the equine industry, along with several animal welfare organizations just announced the “Final Stretch Alliance to End Horse Slaughter”—a collaborative effort to permanently ban the unnecessary slaughter of American horses. In an open letter to congressional leaders, including U.S. Representatives Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and U.S. Senators...

  • 6 days ago
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    Republicans Defend Texas Social Media Law—and Compelled Speech

    A blatantly unconstitutional Texas social media law can start being enforced unless the Supreme Court steps in. The law was blocked by a U.S. district court last year after internet advocacy and trade groups challenged it. But a new order from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit means Texas can begin enforcement of its social media law—and wreak havoc on the internet as we know it in the process.

  • 6 days ago
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    How much longer can Google own the internet?

    There’s a new Big Tech antitrust bill in town, and this one is especially painful for Google. A group of lawmakers led by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Competition and Transparency in Digital Advertising Act on Thursday. This bipartisan and bicameral legislation would forbid any company with more than $20 billion in digital advertising revenue — that’s Google and Meta, basically — from owning multiple parts of the digital advertising chain.

  • 6 days ago
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    Apple shipped us a 79-pound iPhone repair kit to fix a 1.1-ounce battery

    Apple must be joking. That’s how I felt again and again as I jumped through hoop after ridiculous hoop to replace the battery in my iPhone Mini. Part of that was the repair process — mostly, it was how difficult Apple makes it to even get there.

  • 8 days ago
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    The Buffalo shooting shuttered Tops and left a food desert. Locals are stepping in.

    The Tops supermarket on the Buffalo's East Side was a store Black residents pushed for years to get. It serviced an area that would otherwise be a food desert. Those without access to a car particularly relied on this location to walk to. With the store closed for the foreseeable future as investigators process the crime scene, the food desert has returned and Trice Smith is one of the longtime customers seeking other options.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    A day of doom at a Florida prepper convention

    Someday, when your commute or supermarket run gets interrupted by the collapse of society, there will be certain considerations to make. Jeff Smith seemed to know them all. Pacing under the sweeping metal roof of an open-air rodeo pavilion on the woodsy St. John’s County fairgrounds, Smith held the gaze of his sparse morning audience with a promise — that when catastrophe struck, his tips could get them home. Some two dozen people peered down from the bleachers at the 64-year-old Navy vetera...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Hot Wheels launches first remote-controlled wheelchair toy

    Hot Wheels is expanding representation for kids who use wheelchairs -- with the company's first-ever remote-controlled wheelchair toy.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    How Apple, Google, and Microsoft will kill passwords and phishing in one stroke

    For more than a decade, we’ve been promised that a world without passwords is just around the corner, and yet year after year, this security nirvana proves out of reach. Now, for the first time, a workable form of passwordless authentication is about to become available to the masses in the form of a standard adopted by Apple, Google, and Microsoft that allows for cross-platform and cross-service passkeys.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    You Need to Update iOS, Android, and Chrome Right Now

    APRIL HAS BEEN a big month for security updates, including emergency patches for Apple’s iOS and Google Chrome to fix vulnerabilities already being used by attackers. Microsoft has released important fixes as part of its mid-April Patch Tuesday, while Android users across multiple devices need to make sure they are applying the latest update when it becomes available.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    California subpoenas ExxonMobil in probe of plastics waste

    California’s attorney general on Thursday subpoenaed ExxonMobil as part of what he called a first-of-its-kind broader investigation into the petroleum industry for its alleged role in causing a global plastic pollution crisis, allegations that the company called meritless.

  • 1 month ago
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    UN says up to 40% of world’s land now degraded

    Human damage to the planet’s land is accelerating, with up to 40% now classed as degraded, while half of the world’s people are suffering the impacts, UN data has shown. The world’s ability to feed a growing population is being put at risk by the rising damage, most of which is caused by food production. Women in the developing world are particularly badly affected as they often lack legal titles to land and can be thrown off it if conditions are tough.

  • 1 month ago
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    There should be more evidence of alien technology than alien biology across the Milky Way

    The Drake equation is one of the most famous equations in astronomy. It has been endlessly debated since it was first posited in 1961 by Frank Drake, but so far has served as an effective baseline for discussion about how much life might be spread throughout the galaxy. However, all equations can be improved, and a team of astrobiologists and astronomers think they have found a way to improve this one.

  • 1 month ago
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    From Amazon to Apple, tech giants turn to old-school union busting

    At a Staten Island warehouse set to start its vote on unionizing Monday, Amazon has hired consultants to union bust, mandated classes to discourage organizing and threatened to arrest union leaders for trespassing.

  • 1 month ago
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    10 notable books that are coming under attack

    Efforts to remove books from libraries or limit their availability to teenagers and younger children have stepped up amid culture wars on race, gender and sexuality. Fights over critical race theory, transgender rights and other issues have public libraries on the front lines, sparking efforts to remove books from wide consumption.