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Second lab worker with deadly prion disease prompts research pause in France

SECOND LAB WORKER WITH DEADLY PRION DISEASE PROMPTS RESEARCH PAUSE IN FRANCE

Enlarge / A pathologist examines brain tissue of a diseased deer. The white circular shapes are the sponge-like holes found with prion-related...

Facebook's next hardware product will be “smart” Ray-Ban glasses

FACEBOOK'S NEXT HARDWARE PRODUCT WILL BE “SMART” RAY-BAN GLASSES

Enlarge / Don't get too excited about how well these Ray-Bans go with Gitta Banko's outfit-we don't know what Facebook's new smart...

 
 
 
Evolutionary chaos as butterflies, wasps, and viruses have a three-way war

EVOLUTIONARY CHAOS AS BUTTERFLIES, WASPS, AND VIRUSES HAVE A THREE-WAY WAR

Enlarge We're currently watching-often in horror-what happens as a virus and its hosts engage in an evolutionary arms race. Measures...

Jeff Bezos loses attempt to block the Moon-landing contract NASA gave to SpaceX

JEFF BEZOS LOSES ATTEMPT TO BLOCK THE MOON-LANDING CONTRACT NASA GAVE TO SPACEX

Enlarge / Jeff Bezos holds aviation glasses that belonged to Amelia Earhart at a press conference about his flight on Blue Origin's...

 
 
 
3G-only Kindles begin their long, slow death this year

3G-ONLY KINDLES BEGIN THEIR LONG, SLOW DEATH THIS YEAR

Enlarge / 2007-era Kindles had a pretty good fourteen-year run-but we imagine there are some 2016-era Kindle Oasis owners feeling pretty...

Electric cars have much lower life cycle emissions, new study confirms

ELECTRIC CARS HAVE MUCH LOWER LIFE CYCLE EMISSIONS, NEW STUDY CONFIRMS

Enlarge / If we're serious about decarbonizing, the internal combustion engine has to go by 2030-2035, according to a new study. (credit:...

 
 
 
H.G. Wells' “World Brain” is now here-what have we learned since?

H.G. WELLS' “WORLD BRAIN” IS NOW HERE-WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED SINCE?

Enlarge Between November 1936 and November 1937, H.G. Wells gave a series of lectures in Great Britain, France, and the US about the...

The privacy battle Apple isn't fighting

THE PRIVACY BATTLE APPLE ISN'T FIGHTING

Enlarge For at least a decade, privacy advocates dreamed of a universal, legally enforceable “do not track” setting. Now, at least...

 
 
 
With help from Google, impersonated Brave.com website pushes malware

WITH HELP FROM GOOGLE, IMPERSONATED BRAVE.COM WEBSITE PUSHES MALWARE

Enlarge Scammers have been caught using a clever sleight of hand to impersonate the website for the Brave browser and using it in...

Review: The Green Knight weaves a compelling coming-of-age fantasy quest

REVIEW: THE GREEN KNIGHT WEAVES A COMPELLING COMING-OF-AGE FANTASY QUEST

Enlarge / Dev Patel stars as Gawain-nephew to King Arthur and an aspiring knight-in The Green Knight , filmmaker David Lowery's mesmerizing...

 
 
 

THIS 3D-PRINTED SOFT ROBOTIC HAND BEAT THE FIRST LEVEL OF SUPER MARIO BROS

A team led by University of Maryland mechanical engineering Professor Ryan Sochol has created a soft robotic hand agile enough to manipulate...

Russian module suddenly fires thrusters after docking with space station

RUSSIAN MODULE SUDDENLY FIRES THRUSTERS AFTER DOCKING WITH SPACE STATION

Enlarge / Russian "Nauka" module approaches the International Space Station. Flight controllers at NASA and Roscosmos averted a disaster...

 
 
 
Rocket Report: Ariane V returns after long layoff, Rocket Lab's tough culture

ROCKET REPORT: ARIANE V RETURNS AFTER LONG LAYOFF, ROCKET LAB'S TOUGH CULTURE

Enlarge / China's iSpace releases renderings of a 1-, 2-, and 3-core Hyperbola-3 rocket. Welcome to Edition 4.09 of the Rocket Report!...

New bank-fraud malware called Vultur infects thousands of devices

NEW BANK-FRAUD MALWARE CALLED VULTUR INFECTS THOUSANDS OF DEVICES

Enlarge Recently detected Android malware, some spread through the Google Play Store, uses a novel way to supercharge the harvesting...

 
 
 
Software downloaded 30,000 times from PyPI ransacked developers' machines

SOFTWARE DOWNLOADED 30,000 TIMES FROM PYPI RANSACKED DEVELOPERS' MACHINES

Enlarge Open source packages downloaded an estimated 30,000 times from the PyPI open source repository contained malicious code that...

America's favorite truck goes hybrid: The Ford F-150, reviewed

AMERICA'S FAVORITE TRUCK GOES HYBRID: THE FORD F-150, REVIEWED

The 2021 F-150 4X4 SuperCrew Lariat. [credit: Eric Bangeman ] Ford's F-series pickup trucks have been the best-selling vehicles in...

 
 
 
This 900-person delta cluster in Mass. has CDC freaked out-74% are vaccinated

THIS 900-PERSON DELTA CLUSTER IN MASS. HAS CDC FREAKED OUT-74% ARE VACCINATED

Enlarge / Foot traffic along Commercial Street in Provincetown, Mass., on July 20, 2021. Provincetown officials have issued a new mask-wearing...

Valve issues scathing reply over the facts behind a Steam antitrust case

VALVE ISSUES SCATHING REPLY OVER THE FACTS BEHIND A STEAM ANTITRUST CASE

Enlarge Valve has issued a scathing response to Wolfire's April lawsuit alleging anticompetitive monopoly practices on the Steam storefront....

 
 
 
Huawei's latest flagship phone has HarmonyOS, a Qualcomm SoC, and no 5G

HUAWEI'S LATEST FLAGSHIP PHONE HAS HARMONYOS, A QUALCOMM SOC, AND NO 5G

The Huawei P50 Pro, in several colors. Despite facing down a global chip shortage, a US export ban, and plummeting market share , Huawei...

Scarlett Johansson sues Disney, says Disney+ release of Black Widow broke contract

SCARLETT JOHANSSON SUES DISNEY, SAYS DISNEY+ RELEASE OF BLACK WIDOW BROKE CONTRACT

Enlarge / A billboard above the El Capitan Entertainment Centre promoting Marvel Studios' 'Black Widow' on June 22, 2021, in Hollywood,...

 
 
 



Google Groups gets a new logo following last year's Material Theme redesign

Google Groups gets a new logo following last year's Material Theme redesign

Last year , Google gave its Groups discussion and mailing list service a complete revamp. Google Groups has now quietly gained a new, more modern logo. more... Read more ...

Steam Deck stole Nintendo's thunder, but Pokémon Unite stole it back

Steam Deck stole Nintendo's thunder, but Pokémon Unite stole it back

Can the Steam Deck take the Switch's handheld crown? Nintendo has been in the spotlight quite a bit over the last couple of weeks thanks to two big game releases and the new... Read more ...

Poll: What are your thoughts on Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack?

Poll: What are your thoughts on Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack?

I remain unconvinced. Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12 is here, and whilst early impressions of the accessory seem to be good, I for one remain unconvinced of the... Read more ...

How to watch Surfing at Olympics 2020: key dates, schedule, free live stream...

How to watch Surfing at Olympics 2020: key dates, schedule, free live stream and more

Surf's up in Tokyo for an Olympic first - here's how to watch an Olympics surfing live stream and catch all the action online in 2021. Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: Specs, leaks, price and release date

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: Specs, leaks, price and release date

When Samsung went from the Galaxy Fold to the Galaxy Z Fold 2 , this marked one of the most drastic design changes between devices in the same line that we've ever seen. From... Read more ...

Lions vs South Africa live stream: how to watch first Test match from anywhere

Lions vs South Africa live stream: how to watch first Test match from anywhere

Lions kick off triple header against World Cup champs in Cape Town. Here's how to get Lions vs South Africa live stream and watch the first rugby Test online today. Read more ...

Nintendo's dug itself a massive hole with Switch, but the Steam Deck can fill it

Nintendo's dug itself a massive hole with Switch, but the Steam Deck can fill it

Valve's Steam Deck will provide some much needed competition for the Nintendo Switch, and it's about time. Read more ...

IPad mini 6 (2021): Rumors, release date, price, features, and more

IPad mini 6 (2021): Rumors, release date, price, features, and more

According to a multitude of reports, Apple is finally planning to replace the aging iPad mini 5 with a new model later this year. Admittedly the old iPad mini isn't that old... Read more ...

Patent Images Show A Galaxy Z Flip With A Rotating Camera

Patent Images Show A Galaxy Z Flip With A Rotating Camera

With just under three weeks until the next Unpacked event, all eyes are on Samsung. While the company is getting ready for that, it's still making time to work on future... Read more ...

Sketchy rumor suggests iPhone 13 may support fast charging up to 25W

Sketchy rumor suggests iPhone 13 may support fast charging up to 25W

Even though Apple removed the power adapter from the iPhone box last year, many users still prefer to charge their devices using a USB adapter in order to get fast charging... Read more ...