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    The Verge: Read Steve Jobs’ emails about why you can’t buy digital books in Amazon’s apps.
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/30/...-amazon-apps-antitrust-investigation-schiller

    Video Games Chronicle: Microsoft ‘will discontinue Xbox Live Gold and make multiplayer free’, it’s claimed.
    https://www.videogameschronicle.com...e-gold-and-make-multiplayer-free-its-claimed/

    The Verge: How Google is bringing Windows apps to Chromebooks.
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/31/...s-windows-apps-chromebooks-features-interview

    Ars Technica: Red Hat and CentOS systems aren’t booting due to BootHole patches.
    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/202...ystems-arent-booting-due-to-boothole-patches/

    Digital Foundry: Flight Simulator PC Hands-On: A Generational Leap In Graphical Realism.


    Live Science: Sperm don't swim anything like we thought they did, new study finds.
    https://www.livescience.com/sperm-swim-like-corkscrews.html

    Space.com: NASA: Mars rover Perseverance in 'safe mode' after launch, but should recover.
    https://www.space.com/mars-rover-perseverance-safe-mode-after-launch.html
     
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    Phys.org: Scientists propose a novel method for controlling fusion reactions.
    https://phys.org/news/2020-08-scientists-method-fusion-reactions.html

    Phys.org: Surprisingly dense exoplanet challenges planet formation theories.
    https://phys.org/news/2020-08-surprisingly-dense-exoplanet-planet-formation.html

    ScienceAlert: We Have Ploonets. We Have Moonmoons. Now Hold Onto Your Hats For... Blanets.
    http://www.sciencealert.com/we-have-ploonets-we-have-moonmoons-now-hold-onto-your-hats-for-blanets

    CNN: Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 20 and its latest foldable phone.
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/05/tech/samsung-galaxy-event-live/index.html

    SciTechDaily: Dinosaur Diagnosed With Malignant Cancer for the First Time – Cancerous Bone From 77 Million Years Ago.
    https://scitechdaily.com/dinosaur-d...ime-cancerous-bone-from-77-million-years-ago/

    Phys.org: Researchers discover how a protein reduces the adverse impact of water loss in cells.
    https://phys.org/news/2020-08-protein-adverse-impact-loss-cells.html

    Boing Boing: Scientists revive 100-million-year-old microbes buried in the ocean floor.
    https://boingboing.net/2020/08/04/scientists-revive-100-million.html
     
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    Tom's Hardware: Massive 20GB Intel IP Data Breach Floods the Internet, Mentions Backdoors.
    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/m...breach-floods-the-internet-mentions-backdoors

    The Verge: Scientists rename human genes to stop Microsoft Excel from misreading them as dates.
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/6/21355674/human-genes-rename-microsoft-excel-misreading-dates

    The Guardian: Scientists follow the nose to solve mystery of long-necked reptile.
    https://www.theguardian.com/science...-mystery-of-long-necked-reptile-tanystropheus

    Teslarati: SpaceX’s next Starship starts to take shape as Elon Musk talks next steps.
    https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-starship-sn8-elon-musk-next-steps/

    ScienceAlert: Chemistry Experiment Produces The Brightest Fluorescent Materials Ever Made.
    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/scie...the-brightest-fluorescent-materials-ever-made

    Phys.org: Chemists build natural anti-cancer compound with efficient new process.
    https://phys.org/news/2020-08-chemists-natural-anti-cancer-compound-efficient.html
     
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    "Showing Disney movies to overweight Walmart customers eating McDonald's in their Dodge pickup trucks" :p
    https://www.thewalmartdrivein.com/

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    Start pushing de Pinto:wub: lobo and reserve us seats :dribble:
     
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    The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Government Contractor Embedded Software in Apps to Track Phones.
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-go...pps-to-track-phones-11596808801?mod=flipboard

    Live Science: Mysterious 'fast radio burst' detected closer to Earth than ever before.
    https://www.livescience.com/fast-radio-burst-magnetar-milky-way.html

    BGR: Astronauts made ‘prank calls’ after returning to Earth.
    https://bgr.com/2020/08/06/astronaut-prank-calls-spacex/

    CIO UK: The technology aboard the Mars rover Perseverance: An inside look.
    https://www.cio.com/article/3569577...e-mars-rover-perseverance-an-inside-look.html

    SciTechDaily: MIT Engineers Discover How Shaving Soft Hair Dulls Even the Sharpest of Razors.
    https://scitechdaily.com/mit-engine...-soft-hair-dulls-even-the-sharpest-of-razors/

    TechSpot: Someone just dumped 20GB of internal Intel data on the Internet.
    https://www.techspot.com/news/86287-intel-investigating-20gb-intellectual-property-dump.html

    The Verge: Microsoft signals renewed interest in Windows with latest reshuffle.
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/7/2...ws-reorg-2020-panos-panay-windows-development

    Tom's Hardware: This Homemade Aquaponic Irrigation System Is Powered by a Raspberry Pi.
    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/t...rrigation-system-is-powered-by-a-raspberry-pi

    Tom's Hardware: AMD's Next-Gen Zen 3 Desktop CPUs Spotted With 4.9 GHz Boost Clock.
    https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amds-next-gen-zen-3-desktop-cpus-spotted-with-49-ghz-boost-clock
     
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    Phys.org: Time-reversal of an unknown quantum state.
    https://phys.org/news/2020-08-time-reversal-unknown-quantum-state.html

    WIRED: Why Do Solar Farms Kill Birds? Call in the AI Bird Watcher.
    https://www.wired.com/story/why-do-solar-farms-kill-birds-call-in-the-ai-bird-watcher

    The Verge: Nvidia teases RTX 3080 event for Ampere GPUs on August 31st.
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/10/21362020/nvidia-rtx-3080-event-august-31-teaser-rumors

    Pocketnow: We have new leaked renders of the upcoming Microsoft Surface Duo.
    https://pocketnow.com/we-have-new-leaked-renders-of-the-upcoming-microsoft-surface-duo

    CNBC: SpaceX is manufacturing 120 Starlink internet satellites per month.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/10/spacex-starlink-satellte-production-now-120-per-month.html

    Yahoo News: Dwarf planet Ceres is an ocean world: study.
    https://news.yahoo.com/dwarf-planet-ceres-ocean-world-150218644.html
     
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    Phys.org: Digital content on track to equal half Earth's mass by 2245.
    https://phys.org/news/2020-08-digital-content-track-equal-earth.html

    The Verge: TikTok collected MAC addresses for 15 months on its Android app.
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/11/...ddress-collected-identifier-android-violation

    9to5Google: Google’s crowdsourced ‘Android Earthquake Alerts System’ turns your phone into a seismometer.
    https://9to5google.com/2020/08/11/android-earthquake-alerts-system/

    CNET: Xbox Series X officially launching this November.
    https://www.cnet.com/news/xbox-series-x-officially-launching-this-november/

    Chrome Unboxed: Enabling Dark Mode on a Chromebook (Do not try this at home).
    https://chromeunboxed.com/enabling-dark-mode-on-a-chromebook-do-not-try-this-at-home/

    Phys.org: Physicists accelerate the hunt for revolutionary artificial atomic materials.
    https://phys.org/news/2020-08-physicists-revolutionary-artificial-atomic-materials.html

    CNET: The 2020 Perseid meteor shower peaks Tuesday night: How to watch the show.
    https://www.cnet.com/how-to/the-202...er-peaks-tuesday-night-how-to-watch-the-show/
     
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    Hackaday: Degrees Of Freedom: Booting ARM Processors.
    https://hackaday.com/2020/08/12/degrees-of-freedom-booting-arm-processors/

    Ars Technica: How to turn regular bricks into electricity-storing supercapacitors.
    https://arstechnica.com/science/202...ks-into-electricity-storying-supercapacitors/

    CNET: Tiger Lake chips: Intel promises huge PC speed boost and longer battery life.
    https://www.cnet.com/news/tiger-lak...ises-huge-pc-speed-boost-longer-battery-life/

    ZDNet: In one click: Amazon Alexa could be exploited for theft of voice history, PII, skill tampering.
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/in-on...r-theft-of-voice-history-pii-skill-tampering/

    ABC News: New research reveals three species of monstrous 'terror crocodile' that hunted dinosaurs.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08...ith-banana-sized-teeth-ate-dinosaurs/12554920

    National Geographic: ‘Crocodile tears’ are surprisingly similar to our own.
    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2020/08/reptilian-tears/

    Science News: Climate change, not hunters, may have killed off woolly rhinos.
    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/woolly-rhinos-extinction-climate-change

    CNET: Milky Way-like galaxy found in deep space puzzles astronomers.
    https://www.cnet.com/news/galaxy-like-milky-way-found-in-deep-space-vexes-astronomers/
     
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    PC Gamer: Epic is right to fight Apple, but drafting Fortnite fans into a corporate war is tacky.
    https://www.pcgamer.com/epic-is-rig...-fortnite-fans-into-a-corporate-war-is-tacky/

    Phys.org: Scientists discover way to make quantum states last 10,000 times longer.
    https://phys.org/news/2020-08-scientists-quantum-states-longer.html

    Ars Technica: SpaceX Starlink speeds revealed as beta users get downloads of 11 to 60Mbps.
    https://arstechnica.com/information...w-speeds-up-to-60mbps-latency-as-low-as-31ms/

    CNET: NASA telescope uncovers the cause of Betelgeuse's mysterious dimming.
    https://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-telescope-uncovers-the-cause-of-betelgeuse-star-mysterious-dimming/

    Reuters: 'Canary in the coal mine': Greenland ice has shrunk beyond return, study finds.
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...mktg&feedName=topNews&WT.mc_id=Partner-Google

    Space.com: Shockingly young galaxy surprises scientists with its impressive bulge.
    https://www.space.com/milky-way-lookalike-in-early-universe.html
     
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    A new way to make quadratic equations easy
    https://www.technologyreview.com/2019/12/06/131673/a-new-way-to-make-quadratic-equations-easy/ ( old but valuable)

    Eurogamer.net: Microsoft Flight Simulator review - a sim for everyone, and one of the best sims yet.
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/...sim-for-everyone-and-one-of-the-best-sims-yet

    SciTechDaily: Math Riddle From the 1980’s Finally Solved – Could Be Used to Improve Phones and Computers.
    https://scitechdaily.com/math-riddl...ould-be-used-to-improve-phones-and-computers/

    SciTechDaily: Spectacular Cosmic Fireworks Captured by Hubble.
    https://scitechdaily.com/spectacular-cosmic-fireworks-captured-by-hubble/

    New Atlas: NASA and SpaceX set date for Crew Dragon's first routine ISS trip.
    https://newatlas.com/space/nasa-spacex-crew-dragon-first-routine-iss/

    CNET: NASA telescope uncovers the cause of Betelgeuse's mysterious dimming.
    https://www.cnet.com/news/nasa-telescope-uncovers-cause-of-betelgeuse-star-mysterious-dimming/

    The Verge: Epic says Apple threatens ‘catastrophic’ response in two weeks if Fortnite doesn’t comply with rules.
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/17/...eloper-tools-agreement-unreal-engine-fortnite

    TechCrunch: Apple expands its independent repair program to Mac, after US antitrust investigation examined company’s repair policies.
    https://techcrunch.com/2020/08/17/a...estigation-examined-companys-repair-policies/

    TechRadar: A new Zelda game could be coming to Switch, and it's not Breath of the Wild 2.
    https://www.techradar.com/news/a-new-zelda-game-is-coming-to-switch-and-its-not-breath-of-the-wild-2

    SlashGear: Earth’s weird magnetic “dent” is on the move – Here’s why that’s serious.
    https://www.slashgear.com/earths-we...on-the-move-heres-why-thats-serious-17633856/

    The Verge: Microsoft’s ‘can’t uninstall Microsoft Edge’ support page is hilariously telling.
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/17/...ninstall-microsoft-edge-web-browser-editorial
     
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    Phys.org: Mathematicians unravel a thread of string theory.
    https://phys.org/news/2020-08-mathematicians-unravel-thread-theory.html

    Ars Technica: Study confirms that painting eyes on cow butts helps ward off predators.
    https://arstechnica.com/science/202...g-eyes-on-cow-butts-helps-ward-off-predators/ :laie:

    Phys.org: The sun may have started its life with a binary companion.
    https://phys.org/news/2020-08-sun-life-binary-companion.html

    TechRadar: Half of antivirus products ineffective against 'well-known' threats.
    https://www.techradar.com/news/half-of-antivirus-products-ineffective-against-well-known-threats

    PC Gamer: AMD launches budget A520 motherboards for 3rd gen Ryzen and Zen 3.
    https://www.pcgamer.com/amd-a520-motherboard-chipset/

    ScienceAlert: This Gas Cloud Is Pulsing With Gamma-Rays From a Distant Black Hole, But How?.
    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/scie...g-gamma-ray-pulsations-in-a-distant-gas-cloud

    Futurism: Scientists Find Microplastics Inside Human Organs.
    https://futurism.com/neoscope/scientists-microplastics-inside-human-organs
     
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    The Verge: Apple apologizes to WordPress, won’t force the free app to add purchases after all.
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/22/21397424/apple-wordpress-apology-iap-free-ios-app

    Screen Rant: Crysis Remastered Trailer Reveals September Release, Updated Graphics.
    https://screenrant.com/crysis-remastered-release-date-tech-trailer-september-2020/

    NBCNews.com: Record melt: Greenland lost 586 billion tons of ice in 2019.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/science/env...eenland-lost-586-billion-tons-ice-2019-rcna91

    The Hill: NASA: Asteroid headed toward Earth before November election | TheHill.
    https://thehill.com/homenews/news/513246-nasa-asteriod-headed-toward-earth-before-election

    SciTechDaily: This Interactive Tool Lets You Track NASA’s Perseverance Rover on Its Way to Mars in Real Time.
    https://scitechdaily.com/this-inter...erance-rover-on-its-way-to-mars-in-real-time/

    SlashGear: Astronauts working hard to find air leak aboard the ISS.
    https://www.slashgear.com/astronauts-working-hard-to-find-air-leak-aboard-the-iss-22634601/

    ENGINEERING.com: SpaceX’s Starship Vehicle Aces First Test Flight.
    http://www.engineering.com/Designer...-Starship-Vehicle-Aces-First-Test-Flight.aspx

    SciTechDaily: Stanford Scientists Slow Light Down and Steer It With Resonant Nanoantennas.
    https://scitechdaily.com/stanford-s...down-and-steer-it-with-resonant-nanoantennas/

    SciTechDaily: How You Speak Reflects Who You Are: The Way We Talk Both Unites and Divides Us.
    https://scitechdaily.com/how-you-sp...e-the-way-we-talk-both-unites-and-divides-us/
     
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    https://futurism.com/neoscope/scientists-microplastics-inside-human-organs

    "Using a mass spectrometer, they found every sample to hold traces of polycarbonate (PC), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), and polyethylene (PE), all common plastic substances. They also found traces of bisphenol A (BPA), a material used in food containers.
    Microplastics are extremely pervasive throughout nature and have previously been found in the deepest points of our planet’s oceans, and even in most seafood.

    The research builds on previous work that has also shown that microplastics are making their way through our bodies. A 2019 study found that 97 percent of blood and urine samples collected from some 2,500 children in Germany between the ages of three and 17 showed toxic levels of plastic byproducts. A 2018 study showed similar results: 20 particles of plastic per ten grams of human stool samples."
     
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    Nvidia's Ampere GPUs are bringing one of the best Xbox Series X and PS5 features to PC
    https://www.pcgamer.com/nvidia-rtx-io/

    Russia could force Apple to reduce App Store commission to 20%
    https://9to5mac.com/2020/09/01/russia-could-force-apple-to-reduce-app-store-commission-to-20/

    Researchers predict location of novel candidate for mysterious dark energy
    https://phys.org/news/2020-09-candidate-mysterious-dark-energy.html

    Parasitic worms found in medieval human remains hold secret for eradicating them today
    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/202...an-remains-hold-secret-eradicating-them-today

    In research on middle-aged mice, scientists find a metabolite that leads to a longer, healthier life
    https://www.statnews.com/2020/09/01/akg-metabolite-aging-longevity-buck-institute/

    Giant leap for molecular measurements
    https://phys.org/news/2020-09-giant-molecular.html

    CU scientists create batteries that could make it easier to explore Mars
    https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-08/cu-csc083120.php
     
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    Yahoo Finance: An Iceberg Might NOT Have Sunk the Titanic After All, a New Study Finds.
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/solar-flare-actually-sunk-titanic-194900308.html

    Live Science: Scientists find 'secret molecule' that allows bacteria to exhale electricity.
    https://www.livescience.com/electron-breathing-geobacter-microbes.html

    Ars Technica: A fond farewell to the weird and wonderful Nintendo DS.
    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/09/a-fond-farewell-to-the-weird-and-wonderful-nintendo-ds/

    Business Insider: Russia's top space official tried to claim that the planet Venus belongs to the Kremlin - Business Insider.
    https://www.businessinsider.com/venus-is-a-russian-planet-says-countrys-top-space-official-2020-9

    The Mercury News: Satellite images show what happens when wildfire smoke meets hurricanes.
    https://www.mercurynews.com/satellite-images-show-what-happens-when-wildfire-smoke-meets-hurricanes

    Inverse: "Supercooled" two-in-one discovery explains bizarre water behavior.
    https://www.inverse.com/science/supercooled-water-study