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  • 11 hours ago
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    Facebook fined $6.1 million in South Korea for sharing user data without consent

    South Korea’s Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC) has slapped Facebook with a 6.7 billion won (around US$6.1 million) fine for sharing user information without consent. The Korea Communications Commission kickstarted the investigation in 2018 before ultimately handing it off to the PIPC a few months ago. According to Yonhap News, the PIPC determined that the social network shared the personal information of 3.3 million South Korean users (out of a total of 18 million) to other co...

  • 3 days ago
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    Valve says a growing number of people are playing Steam games with a controller

    The number of daily average users playing a Steam game with a controller has more than doubled in the past two years, Valve has said. In a post announcing that all games currently using the Steam Input API are now fully compatible with the new PlayStation 5 controller (that means full support for the DualSense's LED, trackpad, rumble and gyro features), Valve revealed that people really do play PC games with controllers.

  • 4 days ago
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    What we know about McDonald’s new ‘McPlant’ plant-based burger

    As one of the world’s largest buyers of beef—the most climate-damaging food on the planet—McDonald’s is working to reduce emissions by supporting regenerative agriculture. But it’s also launching a new “McPlant” plant-based burger, something that could also make a difference if it can scale up.

  • 13 days ago
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    Smell and taste changes provide early indication of COVID-19 community spread

    Self-reports of smell and taste changes provide earlier markers of the spread of infection of SARS-CoV-2 than current governmental indicators, according to an international team of researchers. The researchers also observed a decline in self-reports of smell and taste changes as early as five days after lockdown enforcement, with faster declines reported in countries that adopted the most stringent lockdown measures.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Massachusetts voters pass right-to-repair expansion opening up car data

    One election night issue that has appears to have an answer already is the passage of Question 1 in Massachusetts, which asked voters to strengthen laws guaranteeing people are able to repair things they own. In this case, it focused on cars, preventing manufactures from locking third party repair shops and car owners out of advanced telematics data that’s increasingly being collected by vehicles via driver assistance tools.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Should Defeating Aging Be Humanity’s Foremost Priority?

    My contention that defeating aging should be humanity’s foremost priority rests on three statements that jointly imply it...

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Nintendo Switch has officially outsold NES with 68M units sold worldwide

    The Switch is selling very well and this is now confirmed with the latest financial report that they kicked out of Nintendo, which states that as many as 68.30 million Switch consoles have been sold worldwide.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Wisconsin Republicans say hackers stole $2.3m

    Republicans in the battleground state says hackers stole millions from efforts to support Donald Trump.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    'No predators, plenty to eat': New Zealand struggles with plague of peacocks

    A bird renowned around the world for its beauty has showed its ugly side by causing havoc on farms in New Zealand; eating crops, evading control efforts and driving landowners to distraction. The jade and green peafowl, commonly known as the peacock, has become naturalised in New Zealand after what New Zealand Birds Online calls “benign neglect of birds kept for display”.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Billy Mitchell’s Donkey Kong high-score case will move forward to trial

    A Los Angeles County judge has ruled that Billy Mitchell has met the "minimal merit" standard necessary to move forward to trial in his defamation case against the high-score adjudicators at the Twin Galaxies organization. But the ruling doesn't specifically weigh in on the conflicting evidence presented so far, and it suggests that both sides have some chance of prevailing at trial.

  • 1 month ago
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    Elon Musk Says the Sun Can Power All of Civilization. Of Course He's Right.

    In a tweet yesterday, Elon Musk suggested we could all pay a little more tribute to the powerful orb that keeps our planet alive. Musk said the sun—that “free fusion reactor in the sky”—can power all of civilization. Solar energy runs through many of Musk’s long-term plans, and as the cost of solar technology falls, the SpaceX/Tesla/Boring Company head honcho will likely invest even more—sending a powerful message to other business and community leaders around the world.

  • 1 month ago
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    'Universal law of touch' will enable new advances in virtual reality

    Seismic waves, commonly associated with earthquakes, have been used by scientists to develop a universal scaling law for the sense of touch. A team, led by researchers at the University of Birmingham, used Rayleigh waves to create the first scaling law for touch sensitivity. The results are published in Science Advances.

  • 1 month ago
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    In the Netherlands, children of lesbian and gay parents do better at school

    A new study from the Netherlands finds that children raised by gay or lesbian parents do better at school than children raised by heterosexual parents. Previous studies of academic outcomes for children raised by same-sex parents have mostly relied on small sample sizes. But this new study, published last week in the journal American Sociological Review, includes data on 2,971 children with same-sex parents (2,786 lesbian couples and 185 gay male couples), and about 1.2 million children with dif...

  • 1 month ago
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    Nurse who has seen 'hundreds of people suffocating to death' moved to tears after Trump downplayed coronavirus

    One nurse has a message for President Donald Trump: The coronavirus pandemic is still something people should care about. Cristina Hops, who works on the frontlines helping patients fighting coronavirus, said she was upset after reading the President's tweet on Monday, in which he told Americans "don't be afraid of Covid. Don't let it dominate your life."

  • 1 month ago
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    ‘Awe Walks’ Boost Emotional Well-Being

    A regular dose of awe is a simple way to boost healthy ‘prosocial’ emotions such as compassion and gratitude, according to a new study by researchers at the UC San Francisco Memory and Aging Center (MAC) and the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI) – a partnership between UCSF and Trinity College Dublin to improve brain health worldwide.

  • 1 month ago
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    Room For Growth? Google Trends For Bitcoin Dropped To Pre-COVID19 Levels

    Although Bitcoin has been trading mostly in the five-digit territory for the past two months, the retail interest towards the asset seems to be declining. Data from Google Trends reveals that the “Bitcoin” searches are at their lowest levels since the COVID-19 crisis emerged during March 2020.

  • 2 months ago
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    The internet treatment of insomnia

    The reasons are different. They include, for example, stress through circulatory, respiratory, trauma, eating problems, and simply incorrect sleep hygiene, by which we mean a general set of factors that are not conducive to successful sleep, such as too much blue light being emitted by electronic devices before the planned sleep. Sometimes sleep disorders are short-term and occasional and the body makes up for the lack of sleep quite quickly.