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Twitter Begins To Show Prompts Before People Send "Mean" Replies

Nasty replies on Twitter will require a little more thought to send. From a report: The tech company said it is releasing a feature that automatically detects "mean" replies on its service and prompts people to review the replies before sending them......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailMay 6th, 2021

Amazon Echo Show 5 vs. Echo Show 8

The Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8 are similar in many ways, but the Echo Show 8 has a larger screen and other upgrades that might be worth the extra cost......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News8 hr. 7 min. ago

Make way for Windows 11? Windows 10 end-of-life is October 2025

We'll find out more about Windows 10's replacement OS later this month. Enlarge / Please show your retired operating system the respect it deserves, with a proper Viking funeral. (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) A new Windows visual refr.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News8 hr. 39 min. ago

Medieval people suffered for fashion with their extremely pointy shoes

Skeletons from 14th and 15th centuries had higher rate of bunions than earlier remains Enlarge / Detail showing fashionable pointed shoes of two English courtiers of Richard II, 14th century. One has two different colored shoes and chains hangi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News8 hr. 39 min. ago

New web tool fights antibacterial resistance

In 1943, two scientists named Max Delbrück and Salvador Luria conducted an experiment to show that bacteria can mutate randomly, independent of external stimulus, such as an antibiotic that threatens a bacterial cells' survival. Today the Luria-Delb.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 38 min. ago

Windows 11 Screenshots Leak, Show New Start Menu and More

Screenshots of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 11 operating system have appeared online today. Originally published at Chinese site Baidu, the screenshots show off the new Windows 11 user interface and Start menu. The UI changes look very similar to wha.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 38 min. ago

Counterfeiters are fooling PC gamers with fake GPUs, and they’re tough to spot

Unlike a knock-off iPhone, spotting a fake GPU isn't easy. However, we'll show you ways to protect yourself if something does go wrong......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News13 hr. 39 min. ago

Largest structures in the universe show clear light-shifted signal of rotation

By mapping the motion of galaxies in huge filaments that connect the cosmic web, astronomers at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), in collaboration with scientists in China and Estonia, have found that these long tendrils of galaxi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 6 min. ago

Baltic herring larvae show effects of climate change

Data collected for over two decades shows that rising Baltic Sea water temperature is one of the main factors in the increasingly earlier appearance and faster growth of Baltic herring larvae......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 6 min. ago

New thin-film tech to revolutionize night vision

Researchers from The Australian National University (ANU) have developed new technology that allows people to see clearly in the dark, revolutionizing night-vision......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 6 min. ago

An act of God, or just bad management? Why trees fall and how to prevent it

The savage storms that swept Victoria last week sent trees crashing down, destroying homes and blocking roads. Under climate change, stronger winds and extreme storms will be more frequent. This will cause more trees to fall and, sadly, people may di.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 38 min. ago

Irish Police To Be Given Powers Over Passwords

Irish police will have the power to compel people to provide passwords for electronic devices when carrying out a search warrant under new legislation. From a report: The change is part of the Garda Siochana Bill published by Irish Justice Minister H.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Research reveals why people pick certain campsites

Those in love with the outdoors can spend their entire lives chasing that perfect campsite. New University of Montana research suggests what they are trying to find......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

How do social media influence ethnic polarization?

Those who deactivated their Facebook profiles report a lower regard for other ethnic groups, and this effect was more prevalent among people living in more ethnically homogenous areas, shows a new study of users in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). The f.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Hands-on: Echo Show 8 is like a tablet grafted onto a smart speaker

"Alexa, test and review the new Echo Show 8." "I'm sorry, I don't know that one." Enlarge / Thanks for the suggestion, Alexa—it just might be time to revist Ferris and friends this weekend. Oh, yeah! (credit: Jim Salter) Amazon's newly redes.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

How COVID-19 exposed the systemic ageism at the heart of Britain

The UK public cares deeply about injustices. In the first few months of 2021, thousands of people took to the streets demanding much-needed social changes, from Black Lives Matter to Kill the Bill protests against the government's proposed new crime.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

A simple nudge isn"t enough to tackle fake news, but these tactics could help

One high-profile theory of why people share fake news says that they aren't paying sufficient attention. The proposed solution is therefore to nudge people in the right direction. For example, "accuracy primes"—short reminders intended to shift peo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

All the early Amazon Prime Day deals you can shop today

Save big on these fantastic early Amazon Prime Day deals including Echo Buds, 4K TVs and the Echo Show 5.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

The Ars Technica Father’s Day 2021 gift guide

We give a few gifting prompts for the guy who won't say what he actually wants. Enlarge / A very Ars-y gift for Dad. Let's be real here: the best gift you and the family could probably get Dad this Father's Day is to leave him alone. But if y.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

PC Gaming Show: 3 can’t-miss games from the E3 livestream

Today's PC gaming show had a ton of games to sort through, so here are some of the choice picks from its long list of titles......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Psychonauts 2 brings psychic goofiness later this summer

Psychonauts 2 got a new trailer and a release date at Microsoft's E3 show......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021