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China links COVID outbreak to man’s jog through a park; scientists skeptical

The man reportedly infected 39 people in one outdoor jog through a park. Enlarge / Runner in Shanghai, China. (credit: Getty| Avalon) In the early morning of August 16, a 41-year-old man in China's southwest-central mu.....»»

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Bringing horrible space monsters to life with performance capture tech

Our special 4-part look at The Callisto Protocol concludes! Directed by Sean Dacanay. Produced by Justin Wolfson. Edited by Jeremy Smolnik, with Billy Ward. Click here for transcript. (video link) We've watched the gameplay. We've he.....»»

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Musk asks if Apple “hates free speech” because it cut Twitter ad spending

Musk: Apple threatened to pull Twitter from iOS and "mostly stopped advertising." Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Samuel Corum ) Twitter owner and CEO Elon Musk yesterday asked if Apple "hates free speech"—because the.....»»

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Musk faces fines if Twitter’s gutted child safety team becomes overwhelmed

Already overworked child safety team went from 20 to less than 10 members. Enlarge (credit: SOPA Images / Contributor | LightRocket) A few weeks ago, Twitter CEO Elon Musk asked his remaining staff for a show of loyalty.....»»

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Traces of ancient hurricanes on the seafloor are a warning for coastal areas

Evidence from millennia of Atlantic storms is not good news for the coast. Enlarge / Hundreds of persons returning to their flood-wrecked homes in New Orleans after 1965's Hurricane Betsy. (credit: Bettman/Getty Images).....»»

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Nvidia AI plays Minecraft, wins machine-learning conference award

NeurIPS 2022 honors MineDojo for playing Minecraft when instructed by written prompts. Enlarge / MineDojo's AI can perform complex tasks in Minecraft. (credit: Nvidia) A paper describing MineDojo, Nvidia's generalist AI.....»»

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China links COVID outbreak to man’s jog through a park; Scientists skeptical

The man reportedly infected 39 people in one outdoor jog through a park. Enlarge / Runner in Shanghai, China. (credit: Getty| Avalon) In the early morning of August 16, a 41-year-old man in China's southwest-central mu.....»»

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Orion flies far beyond the Moon, returns an instantly iconic photo

"It’s really hard to articulate what the feeling is." Enlarge / Orion, the Moon, and Earth in one photo. (credit: NASA) NASA's Orion spacecraft reached the farthest outbound point in its journey from Earth on Monday, a.....»»

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Comcast’s sneaky Broadcast TV fee hits $27, making a mockery of advertised rates

Comcast's advertised prices don't include ever-rising Broadcast TV and sports fees. Enlarge / Comcast service van parked on residential street in Lafayette, California, September 28, 2021. (credit: Getty Images | Smith Collection.....»»

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Regulatory filings suggest Nvidia’s scrapped RTX 4080 will return as the “4070 Ti”

New branding is more consistent with older 1070 and 2070-series GPUs. Enlarge (credit: Nvidia) Last month, Nvidia took the unusual step of "unlaunching" a previously announced product. The 12GB version of the GeForce RTX.....»»

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Nvidia AI plays Minecraft, wins machine learning conference award

NeurIPS 2022 honors MineDojo for playing Minecraft when instructed by written prompts. Enlarge / MineDojo's AI can perform complex tasks in Minecraft. (credit: Nvidia) A paper describing MineDojo, Nvidia's generalist AI.....»»

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Patent detects in-game “collusion” by tracking “external connections”

Algorithm also analyzes in-game data to find opponents secretly working together. Enlarge / Call it a hunch, but something tells me these two players are working together... Do you ever feel like your opponents in a fre.....»»

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Apple Watch Ultra becomes a diving computer with launch of Oceanic+

App adds yet another Apple-sanctioned subscription service to Apple devices An Apple Watch showing dive metrics. [credit:.....»»

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Twitter is now having trouble paying some employees on time

Employees hit with overdraft fees after paychecks fail to show up on schedule. Enlarge / Payslip (credit: tattywelshie) Twitter is investigating why some staff in Europe have not received their November salaries in a tim.....»»

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Google says Google should do a better job of patching Android phones

Project Zero calls out Android and Pixel for not fixing a GPU vulnerability. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Google's "Project Zero" team of security analysts wants to rid the world of zero-day security vulnerabilities, a.....»»

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What’s the best design for splash-free urinal? Physics now has the answer

The optimal splash-reducing angle for the average human is approximately 30 degrees. Enlarge / Can you spot the urinal design with the optimal splash-reducing angle? It's the one second from right. (credit: Mia Shi/University of.....»»

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Twitter staff cuts enabled spam porn deluge that drowned out China protest news

Twitter faces scrutiny for relying too much on automated content removal. Enlarge (credit: SOPA Images / Contributor | LightRocket) This weekend, widespread protests erupted in China in what amounted to “the biggest sh.....»»

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Rolls-Royce tests hydrogen-fueled aircraft engine in aviation world first

Successful ground test in the development of hydrogen power to cut carbon emissions. Enlarge / A Rolls-Royce hydrogen-fueled aircraft engine is tested at Boscombe Down in the UK. Flying is one of the most difficult industries to.....»»

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We’ve reached the end of a bizarre Atlantic hurricane season

This was the rare year when there were no August storms. Then things blew up. Enlarge / Hurricane Ian, as seen from the International Space Station. (credit: NASA) The Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on Wednes.....»»

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Good car, great bargain: The 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV

The roomier version of GM's electric hatchback starts at just $27,200. Enlarge / Chevrolet gave the Bolt a facelift in 2021 and added a stretched variant called the Bolt EUV. (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) The Chevrolet Bolt.....»»

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