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People Should Drink Way More Recycled Wastewater

Filtration technology produces water so pure, it would actually harm you if they didn’t put minerals back into it......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredOct 20th, 2021

Debt Collectors Can Now Text, Email and DM You On Social Media

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: New rules approved by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that took effect on Tuesday dictate how collection agencies can email and text people as well as message them on social media to seek repayme.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 4th, 2021

COVID vaccinations spike in US as delta rages and omicron looms

Vaccines expected to offer some protection from omicron as speedy spread continues. Enlarge / People line up outside of a free COVID-19 vaccination site that opened today in the Hubbard Place apartment building on December 3, 2021 in W.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 4th, 2021

US State Department iPhones Hacked With Israeli Company Spyware

Apple's iPhones of at least nine U.S. State Department employees were hacked by an unknown assailant using sophisticated spyware developed by the Israel-based NSO Group, Reuters reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. From the report.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

PlayStation Plans New Service To Take On Xbox Game Pass

Sony Group's PlayStation division is planning a new subscription service to compete with rival Microsoft's popular Xbox Game Pass, according to people familiar with Sony's plans and documents reviewed. Blooomberg: The service, code-named Spartacus, w.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

These are the best apps and games of 2021, according to Apple

As usual, 15 apps and games won the "App Store Awards" this year, representing a collection of apps that have allowed users to pursue their personal passions, discover creative outlets, and "connect with new people and experiences," according to Appl.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Vehicle-as-a-service platform optimizes fleet management and EV adoption: Interview with Autofleet

The rise of "mobility-as-a-service" or "vehicle-as-a-service," such as car rental services, car sharing, or ridesharing services, not only provides people with more alternative ways of commuting but also drives the transformation of fleet management.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2021

Goldman Sachs, Other Wall Street Banks Exploring Bitcoin-Backed Loans

Goldman Sachs is among a handful of tier-one U.S. banks figuring out how to use bitcoin as collateral for cash loans to institutions, CoinDesk reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the plans. From the report: Banks such as Goldman will not t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Microsoft"s New Windows Prompts Try To Stop People Downloading Chrome

Microsoft has never been a fan of Windows users downloading Chrome instead of using Edge, but the company has now stepped up its campaign to keep people using its built-in browser. From a report: Windows 10 and Windows 11 have both started displaying.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Meta Builds Tool To Stop the Spread of "Revenge Porn"

Facebook's parent company, Meta, has worked with the U.K.-based nonprofit Revenge Porn Helpline to build a tool that lets people prevent their intimate images from being uploaded to Facebook, Instagram and other participating platforms without their.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

2nd US omicron case just traveled to NYC anime convention with 53K attendees

The NYC event reportedly struggled with crowding and had weak vaccination rules. Enlarge / Costumed people attend Anime NYC at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on November 20, 2021. (credit: Getty | Kena Betancur).....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Help Set A World Record By Taking An Assistive Technology Course

December 3 is International Day Of Persons With Disabilities. In honor of that, Makers Making Change is hoping to set a world record, and you can help! They are aiming to have the most people ever to take an assistive technology course within 24 hou.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  makezineonlineRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Virtual chat rooms can increase negative political biases of debate viewers

The campaign for the 2020 U.S. presidential election was historic in many ways due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the use of digital watch parties to view the presidential and vice-presidential debates. This viewing method allowed people to cont.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Wrangling an octopus-like viral replication machine

Endemic in Western African countries, Lassa virus is transmitted to humans through food or household items that are contaminated with the urine or feces of Mastomys rats. Even though many people who become infected with Lassa virus are asymptomatic,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Perceiving sound-letter associations in English can help people learn to read it better

Learning to read in English is not just about using context (e.g., pictures) to guess the meaning of the words on the page but also about being aware of the sounds in words and their use. This ability, called "phonological awareness" (PA), is the fou.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Apple Tells Suppliers iPhone Demand Has Slowed as Holidays Near

Apple, suffering from a global supply crunch, is now confronting a different problem: slowing demand. From a report: The company has told its component suppliers that demand for the iPhone 13 lineup has weakened, people familiar with the matter said,.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Microsoft tells people trying to download "so 2008" Chrome that Edge is better

Neowin reports that when someone attempts to download Chrome from within Edge, they’re met with several popups extolling the virtues of Microsoft’s browser over Google’s. “Microsoft Edge runs on the same technology as Chrome, with the added t.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Stop and search: New data shows continued ethnic disproportionality

Each year the Home Office publishes data on stop and search from all 43 police forces in England and Wales. The latest figures for the year ending March 2021 reveal a familiar pattern: stop and search disproportionately affects black people and targe.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

Many Severe Covid-19 Survivors Die Within a Year, Study Finds

fahrbot-bot shares a report from Gizmodo: New research this week finds that people hospitalized with severe covid-19 often pay a heavy price afterward. The study concluded that these survivors were more than twice as likely to die in the subsequent 1.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2021

More Than a Third of World"s Population Have Never Used Internet, Says UN

Nearly 3 billion people -- or 37% of the world's population -- have never used the internet, according to the United Nations, despite the Covid-19 pandemic driving people online. From a report: The UN's International Telecommunication Union (ITU) est.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021

The diabetes medication that could revolutionize heart failure treatment

A medication originally used for patients with diabetes is the first to help people with heart failure and could revolutionize treatment. Early research had shown that SGLT2 inhibitors could help around half of heart failure patients -- those with a.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated NewsDec 1st, 2021