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Fungal spores from 250-year-old collections given new lease of life

The biological and historical diversity in museum collections is staggering, with specimens collected across centuries by some of the most famous scientists in history. In a new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen successfully revive.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 15th, 2021

How to set up a HomePod for stereo audio

One Apple HomePod speaker can make life easier, but two can be a game-changer. Learn how to transform your smart home by using two HomePod speakers in stereo......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 19 min. ago

How to watch the men’s and women’s Olympic basketball finals

The men's and women's basketball finals are approaching, and the competition is at an all-time high. Here is our guide to catch the finals this year......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 19 min. ago

Intel executive accidentally reveals that Thunderbolt 5 will achieve 80 Gbps thanks to new PAM-3 encoding

Thunderbolt 4 was made official last year with the debut of Intel's 11th-gen Core Tiger Lake CPUs, bringing a number of improvements in terms of security and display support, while keeping the same 40 Gbps bandwidth as Thunderbolt 3. However, a recen.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News6 hr. 46 min. ago

Apple"s new Magic Keyboard with Touch ID is now available for all (who own an M1 Mac)

When the M1 iMacs debuted earlier this year, I was less excited about the computer and more excited that it came with a Magic Keyboard equipped with a fingerprint scanner. I typically work with my MacBook Pro attached to a 40-inch monitor. I am unabl.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News6 hr. 46 min. ago

Lyft reaches adjusted profitability milestone despite continuing net losses

Today after the bell, U.S. ride-hailing company Lyft reported its second quarter financial performance. In aggregate the company’s performance was a rebound from the year-ago second quarter, which was heavily impacted by the onset of the COVID-.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 46 min. ago

Embodied AI, superintelligence and the master algorithm

In the next year and a half, we’re going to see increasing adoption of technologies, which will trigger a broader industry shift, much as Tesla triggered the transition to EVs. Chris Nicholson Contributor.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 46 min. ago

India’s BharatPe valued at $2.85 billion in Tiger Global-led $370 million funding

Indian fintech startup BharatPe has raised $370 million in a new round of financing as it looks to aggressively scale its business in the next two years. It’s the nineteenth Indian startup to become a unicorn this year (up from 11 last year) as.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 46 min. ago

Anonymous Snapchat-connected app Sendit surges with 3.5M installs after Snap suspends YOLO and LMK

In May of this year, Snap suspended two Snapchat-integrated apps that allowed users to send anonymous messages, Yolo and LMK, following a lawsuit filed on behalf of a mother whose son died by suicide after being bullied through messages on the apps f.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 46 min. ago

Edtech startup bina raises $1.4M to teach 4- to 12-year-olds, launch School-as-a-Service

With the pandemic wreaking havoc amongst early years education amid school lockdowns, it’s no wonder edtech startups have piled into the space. But it has also served to highlight the abysmal nature of early years teaching: Some 40 million teachers.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 46 min. ago

YouTube’s $100 million Shorts Fund to challenge TikTok goes live

YouTube earlier this year announced its plans to significantly invest in original creator content for its TikTok competitor, YouTube Shorts, with the introduction of a $100 million YouTube Shorts Fund. The fund will reward creators for their most en.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 46 min. ago

FandangoNOW and Vudu merge into a new streaming service with titles to rent, buy or stream free

Last year, movie ticketing and discovery business Fandango, a division of NBCUniversal, bought the on-demand video streaming service Vudu from Walmart, after the retailer had failed to capitalize on the service it had first acquired in 2010 for $100.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 46 min. ago

A Magnetic Helmet Shrunk a Deadly Tumor In World-First Test

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: As part of the latest neurological breakthrough, researchers used a helmet that generates a magnetic field to shrink a deadly tumor by a third. The 53-year-old patient who underwent the treatment ult.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 19 min. ago

Rust is the Most Loved Language For the 6th Year in a Row in Stack Overflow Study

RoccamOccam writes: For the sixth-year, Rust is the most loved language, while Python is the most wanted language for its fifth-year in Stack Overflow's 2021 survey of 80,000 developers. Read more of this story at Slashdot......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News8 hr. 19 min. ago

After a COVID-free year, delta arrives in Wuhan, China

Delta is thought to have arrived in the country on a flight from Russia. Enlarge / Residents line up for nucleic acid testing of COVID-19 on August 3, 2021, in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. (credit: Getty ) After going a full year without any.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 19 min. ago

Experimental model of ovarian cancer shows effect of healthy cell arrangement in metastasis

Ovarian cancer devastates more than 20,000 women in the U.S. every year, due in part to its tendency to evade detection and present after metastatic spread. A key element to slowing metastasis is understanding the mechanisms of how tumor cells invade.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News11 hr. 18 min. ago

At $20, JLab’s latest wireless earbuds are almost disposable

How cheap can a set of true wireless earbuds get? Just $20 will buy you JLab's latest Go Air Pop, a set of basic buds with great battery life......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 19 min. ago

Blizzard president ends 16-year tenure amid lawsuit fallout

Two recent Blizzard execs will serve as co-leads for the studio. Enlarge / Brack promoting World of Warcraft onstage at Blizzcon 2017. (credit: Blizzard) Blizzard President J. Allen Brack, who was recently named in a California state discrimin.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News13 hr. 47 min. ago

China to release updated climate plans "in near future": envoy

China's climate envoy on Tuesday said the world's most populous nation would release its updated plans to reduce carbon emissions "in the near future" as nations prepare to meet later this year for a pivotal global conference......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News15 hr. 19 min. ago

Dell is practically giving away XPS 13 laptops as back-to-school deals

Students and parents preparing for the upcoming school year might want to invest in a new laptop such as the Dell XPS 13, which is on sale with a $200 discount......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News15 hr. 19 min. ago

Ability of urban trees, soils to maintain critical ecosystem services

If you're a tree, country life is much easier than city living. Rural trees—which can live long, productive lives of sometimes more than 100 years—draw on vast resources of an extensive forest network of nearby trees. In urban areas, friendly, ne.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News16 hr. 47 min. ago