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Apple Purges Thousands of Unlicensed Games from China App Store

Apple Inc. removed more than 30,000 apps, 90% of them games, from its iPhone App Store in China on Saturday, Qimai Research Institute said.

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Quantum physicists say time travelers don't have to worry about the butterfly effect

What if I told you all your favorite time-travel films and books were actually created by big tech in order to wrest control of the time-travel industry from the proletariat? Think about it. Back to the Future, The Terminator, The Time Machine, all of the

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter is surveying users on what features they’d want from a subscription - The Verge

Twitter is surveying some users to ask about potential features on a possible paid subscription version of Twitter, which could add the option to retract tweets, post longer videos, or remove ads entirely.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli startup edges closer to one second glaucoma treatment

A round of financing that brought Israel's Belkin Laser $12.25 million last week has brought the Yavne-based startup closer to

Science & Technology | Trek Merchandise

William Shatner’s NFT Collectibles Sell Out at Warp Speed

Fans bought 125,000 non-fungible token trading cards featuring Star Trek’s William Shatner on the WAX Blockchain

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Apple beats on earnings and announces stock split, sending shares toward record high - MarketWatch

Apple Inc. brushed off the COVID-19 crisis to report record June-quarter results that came in ahead of expectations, and the company said in plans to split...

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Tech antitrust hearing: Zuckerberg, Bezos, Cook, and Pichai testify before Congress - The Verge

The House Judiciary Committee questioned Jeff Bezos about Amazon’s third-party seller relationships, Facebook’s acquisition strategies, Google’s Search practices, and Apple’s app store policies in an antitrust hearing.

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

How to Build a Personal Dev Server on a $5 Raspberry Pi

Build a personal dev server by installing Git, Node.js, Rust, and Docker on Raspberry Pi! The cheapest option costs just $5. Learn how you can get a starter kit ($25) for free.

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Spotify’s new party mode feature, ‘Group Session,’ goes remote | TechCrunch

Spotify announced today it’s updating its recently launched shared-queue feature, Group Session, to support remote usage.  Essentially a “party mode,” the feature first debuted in May, offering a way for participants contribute to a collaborative playlist

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10 social media mistakes and how to avoid them

Learn how to sidestep common social media mistakes when using popular platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to grow your business.

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Twitter faces 48-hour boycott over anti-Semitic posts by rapper Wiley | Fortune

The boycott followed complaints that Twitter was too slow to remove offensive material, some of which was also posted to Instagram.

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The best Apple Watch apps in 2020

These are the best Apple Watch apps for getting the most out of your smartwatch.

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Reduce PDF File Size and Control Quality for FREE in macOS

You have a high-resolution multi-page PDF document, but its file size is too large to share easily. How do you reduce the file size before you send it off?

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Report finds many US election officials vulnerable to phishing attacks | Engadget

Security researchers have determined that some US election officials are vulnerable to phishing attacks, whether through accounts or software.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

4 Israeli Startups Using Tech To Amplify The Music Scene - One Note At A Time

From haptic tech that lets you feel sounds to a music learning app that teaches you piano through mobile, these four tech companies are transforming the global music scene. | NoCamels

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Twitter says it's looking at subscription options as ad revenue drops sharply

Twitter is actively exploring additional ways to make money from its users, including by considering a subscription model, CEO Jack Dorsey said Thursday. The move comes as Twitter suffers a sharp decline in its core advertising business.

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Rapid Prototyping to Speed Up Developing Your Startup App Idea

Prototyping can de-risk product development by providing entrepreneurs with key insights to build an app that customers need and will buy.

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Twitter admits hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts | TechCrunch

Last week’s hack of over 100 very high-profile Twitter accounts did in fact expose the direct messages of many of those accounts, the company admitted today — including those of an elected official in the Netherlands, Geert Wilders. The attack saw numerou

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The Herman Miller x Logitech gaming chair will set you back $1,500 | TechCrunch

I’ve learned a lot during this pandemic. About myself, about the world. But perhaps most important of all, I’ve learned the value of a good chair. In normal years I’m rarely home, between work and travel, and as such it’s not something I gave much

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Why no one knows which stories are the most popular on Facebook - The Verge

Facebook’s CrowdTangle is only telling part of the story — and viral tweets about it are driving the company crazy

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iOS 14: Here’s an early look at how you’ll be able to change default apps - 9to5Mac

One of the new and most awaited features of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 is the option to change the default browser and email apps. Users will have to wait until developers update their apps to be compatible with iOS 14 in order to set them as default apps. Howe

Science & Technology | Trek Merchandise

Introducing a Fully Functional Star Trek Tricorder

After an epic number of requests from Star Trek fans all over the world, The Wand Company can finally confirm that they are developing a fully-functional replica of the Tricorder prop from The Original Series.
 

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Apple dedicates Apple․com homepage to late congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis

Apple has updated the homepage for Apple․com this weekend to honor Congressman John Lewis, who passed away on Friday at 80 years old. Apple’s new homepage foregoes all product promotion, instead showing a picture of Congressman Lewis alongside one of his

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Best way to see Comet NEOWISE in the night sky - Los Angeles Times

Get out this week and look up to see Comet NEOWISE, the most spectacular comet in decades.

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5 years after its Pluto flyby, New Horizons spacecraft forges ahead - CNN

When NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto five years ago this week, it captured detailed views of the mysterious icy dwarf planet on the edge of our solar system.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Existing drug may downgrade COVID threat to common cold level -- Jerusalem study | The Times of Israel

Hebrew University professor says he's worked out what makes the raging virus so vicious, and how to fix it using an anti-cholesterol med; no human testing done yet

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram is Making it Easier to Kickstart your Small Business

Instagram Shops, IGTV, and Pinned Comments are just a few recent updates to help small businesses market their products and services.

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Facebook to launch officially licensed music videos in the U.S. next month | TechCrunch

Facebook is preparing to launch officially licensed music videos on its social network in the U.S. next month, in a direct challenge to YouTube. In materials reviewed by TechCrunch, Facebook informed Page owners linked to artists they’ll need to toggle on

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You can now stake your claim in Apple’s $500 million iPhone slowdown settlement - The Verge

If you owned an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, or 7 Plus that was slowed down by Apple’s battery management, you can now file a claim as part of the $500 million class action lawsuit settlement.

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Facebook’s AI separates speech in recordings of up to 5 people

Facebook researchers describe an AI system that can isolate speech from recordings of multiple speakers on a single microphone.

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Facebook Considers Banning Political Ads Before US 2020 Election

Facebook Inc. is considering imposing a ban on political ads on its social network in the days leading up to the U.S. election in November, according to people familiar with the company’s thinking.

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Daily Crunch: Apple releases public beta of iOS 14

A beta version of Apple’s latest mobile operating system is available to the public, Coinbase may go public and researchers discover a frightening smartwatch vulnerability. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 9, 2020. The big story: Apple releases public be

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iPhone 12 release date, leaks, price and what we know

A new iPhone is almost here, and it's almost certainly four versions of the iPhone 12. Here's everything you need to know.

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Permission for tracking in iOS 14 creates clash with advertisers

Apple and the ad industry are once again in conflict, as ad associations object to the way iOS 14 seeks user permission for tracking ...

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COVID-KG uses AI to scan thousands of studies to answer doctors' coronavirus questions | VentureBeat

In a new paper, researchers from Columbia, Brandeis, Darpa, UCLA, UIUC, and elsewhere describe an AI framework that answers questions about COVID-19.

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How technology is helping dine-in restaurants reopen | VentureBeat

Restaurants have had to rapidly embrace delivery and pickups, but as lockdown measures ease, technology is playing a big role in enabling people to dine in.

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Microsoft Edge completely takes over your PC on startup

Microsoft Edge seemed like a good thing originally, but now that it's rolling out widely, users are infuriated at what first happens at startup.

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The Best Drawing Apps for the iPad Pro | Digital Trends

The best drawing apps for the iPad Pro turn Apple's tablet into an artist's canvas. Here are some of our favorite drawing apps for both artists and hobbyists.

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The Reason Apple iPads Don't Have Calculators

Apple's iPad is a versatile computing device that has pretty much anything a user could ever want—except a standard calculator. Here's why.

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No charger or EarPods with iPhone 12, confirms reliable leaker - 9to5Mac

A leaker with a solid track-record has backed reports that the iPhone 12 will ship with no charger or EarPods, reducing costs for Apple and enabling ...

Science & Technology | The Environment

Environmentalist Issues Apology for Misleading 'Climate Alarmism'

Renowned author, environmentalist, and climate activist Michael Shellenberger has formally apologized to the public for the "climate scare" ...

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Their best shots: Israeli efforts to invent a coronavirus vaccine, explained

With healthy hamsters and happy politicians, the Jewish state's research is going full steam ahead, and boasting of a breakthrough

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Is Coronavirus Burning Out After 20% of a Population Is Infected? | RealClearScience

More than half a million people have died from COVID-19 globally. It is a major tragedy, but perhaps not on the scale some initially feared. And there are finally signs that the pandemic is...

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Tel Aviv, Jerusalem Rank 6th In New Global Startup Ecosystem Report

This is the first time Tel Aviv and Jerusalem were ranked together due to their geographical proximity. | NoCamels

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6 truths about your phone's battery life: All about overcharging, overheating, fast charging

What does a fast charger do to your phone's battery over time? How can you help extend your battery's life? We spoke to experts. Here's what we learned.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Watch An F-35 Go Into Beast Mode

The video leak comes hot on the heels of another air show teaser clip.

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Former Intel engineer reveals the truth about the Mac’s switch to Apple Silicon

Apple’s long-rumored switch from Intel chips to Apple Silicon is the biggest Mac shake-up in years. Now, an Intel engineer has revealed exactly why it happened.

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Apple Silicon Macs ditch startup key combos, alter Target Disk Mode | Appleinsider

Apple Silicon Macs are changing some long-time user interface methods, and startup key combinations for restore or Target Disk Mode have been significantly changed.

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Apple will extend the lifespan of your AirPods by choosing when they charge - The Verge

iOS 14, Apple’s latest iPhone operating system, will extend the lifespan of your AirPods by predicting when to finish completely charging them. A similar feature was released previously on iPhones and MacBooks.

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Jason Calacanis Urges Users to Quit Facebook and Instagram, Says He'll Fund Alternative

"I'm gonna fund folks to replace both platforms," tech investor tweeted Sunday evening

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How to use iPhone home screen widgets in iOS 14 - 9to5Mac

This step by step guide with screenshots covers how to use iPhone home screen widgets in iOS 14 to create a truly customized experience.

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Apple will soon let developers challenge App Store rules | TechCrunch

Apple has announced an upcoming change to App Store rules that could mark a major shift in how the marketplace operates. Developers will soon be able to challenge not just the rejection of an app, but the rule that prompted that rejection. Bug fixes will

Science & Technology | Tech News

Here Are All the New Features Coming to Your Apple Watch

If you want a hint at the big changes coming to the Apple Watch this fall, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote is the event to watch. Kevin Lynch took the main stage today to detail all the updates coming in watchOS 7, which gives us a pretty

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli doctors to blast bacteria into orbit, readying for space-based medicine

Scientists will send experiments into space, including a capsule of E. coli, with the hope of overcoming antibiotic-resistant germs and to prepare for space travelers getting sick

Science & Technology | Social Media

How do Twitter lists work?

A look at how Twitter lists work and how marketers can use them to their advantage. How to follow people via lists and how to get on lists.

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Here's how developers think Apple will handle Mac's switch from Intel to ARM

Apple’s holding its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) on Monday, and it’s all virtual this time because of the coronavirus pandemic. Another thing that’s different this time is that everyone’s talking about one thing that’s more important than new iOS

Science & Technology | Social Media

Snapchat apologizes for tone-deaf Juneteenth filter

Snapchat received widespread criticism Friday for its Juneteenth filter that prompted users to celebrate the anniversary of the end of slavery in the U.S. by smiling to break chains. By mid-day, Snap quietly pulled the tone-deaf filter and the company has

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter starts rolling out audio tweets on iOS

Twitter has announced a new feature that lets users attach audio snippets to their tweets. Audio tweets are available first on iOS "for a limited group of people" but will become available to all iOS Twitter users over the next few weeks.

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Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will allow users to turn off political ads

Facebook has come under criticism for allowing political ads to contain false statements. Now, Mark Zuckerberg says that users will be able to turn them off.

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A green glow has appeared around Mars

The Mars Trace Gas Orbiter spotted a phenomenon on Mars that has also been observed around Earth. A green glow outlining the planet is the result of charged oxygen atoms gradually calming down.

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There could be more than 30 alien civilizations in the Milky Way, shocking study says | Fox News

A new study from researchers at the U.K.'s University of Nottingham suggests there are 36 planets in the Milky Way galaxy, a calculation the experts have dubbed "the Astrobiological Copernican Limit." 

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54 Scientists Lose Jobs Amid NIH Probe Into Foreign Ties

An ongoing inquiry by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) into grantees’ failures to disclose foreign ties has ...

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You Can Get up Close to This Coronavirus—It's Made of Glass | WIRED

But maybe not too close.  Luke Jerram's glass statues won't make you sick, but they could still take your eye out.

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NASA’s New Horizons probe helped measure the distance to a potentially habitable system

NASA's New Horizons probe was able to help measure the distance between two stars and our home system thanks to its distant location. The probe's images of the stars were compared with images of those same stars shot from Earth, and researchers calculated

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Spies Can Eavesdrop by Watching a Light Bulb's Vibrations 

The so-called lamphone technique allows for real-time listening in on a room that's hundreds of feet away.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli scientists produce energy from plants

In step forward for renewables, researchers at Tel Aviv University say they have succeeded in making hydrogen from microscopic algae

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Zoom admits to shutting down activist accounts at the request of the Chinese government

Zoom, the wildly successful video chat service that has been a ubiquitous feature of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, said that it shut down three accounts at the request of the Chinese government for holding memorials for the victims of China’s violent

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter's Newest Trick Relies on Tracking More of Your Clicks | WIRED

The social media company is testing warnings for users who try to share links to articles they haven't read. To do that, it has to know what you've read.

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Twitter would like you to actually read stories before you retweet them - The Verge

This test is currently limited to Android users. If a user decides to retweet an article before reading it, Twitter will prompt them to open it before they do so. Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment asking if this test will roll o

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New Apple Leak Promises Stunning MacBook Pro

The anticipation continues to build ahead of Apple’s upcoming virtual WWDC, and the biggest impact on Apple's future will be with MacOS.

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Apple becomes the first $1.5 trillion U.S. company—despite COVID-19

The company’s huge market valuation may suggest that investors believe Apple will come out stronger post-coronavirus.

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Another fast radio burst in deep space that repeats has been found and scientists are stunned | Fox News

After finding the first-known repeating fast radio bursts (FRBs) in February, researchers have discovered another repeating FRB in deep space that has them baffled.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter is working on a way for people to request a blue checkmark, again

Twitter is bringing back a feature it had to kill after it was misapplied to a neo-Nazi.

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Coronavirus contact tracing apps face consistency challenges | VentureBeat

Contact-tracing apps across the U.S. and internationally won't be following the same standards, creating a substantial roadblock to their effectiveness.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Most of Facebook Censorship Board Has Ties to Leftwing Billionaire George Soros - Judicial Watch

The recently appointed Facebook oversight board that will decide which posts get blocked from the world’s most popular social networking website is stacked with leftists, including a close friend of leftwing billionaire George Soros who served on the bo

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    SpaceX's Crew Dragon has that 'new car smell' and flies 'totally different' than a NASA shuttle

    When the hatch of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft opened up to let two NASA astronauts inside the International Space Station on Sunday (May 31), the astronaut who greeted them at the door got a strong whiff of "new car smell."

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    Download video chat backgrounds from your favorite MeTV shows

    Use these classic television sets to jazz up your calls in Zoom, Microsoft Teams and more!

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    Microsoft reportedly turns to A.I. to optimize MSN news, replacing human workers

    Microsoft will not renew the contracts of 50 contractors who curate content for MSN, and will instead entrust the responsibility to artificial intelligence.

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    SpaceX's new 'Endeavour' spaceship just made history by docking to the International Space Station with 2 NASA astronauts inside

    NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley can now begin a stay in orbit that could last up to 110 days before they return home.

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    Facebook will verify identities for suspiciously popular accounts | Engadget

    Facebook is now verifying IDs for profiles that have both suspicious behavior and posts that quickly go viral.

    Science & Technology | Social Media

    Twitter's New 'Fact-Checking' Label Has Dangerous Implications, Experts Say

    Twitter, in a first for the social media platform, has added a fact-checking label to posts by President Donald ...

      Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

      Israeli Lab: Antiviral Drugs For Genetic Disease May Work Against Coronavirus

      Researchers at the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) say that a combination of two existing antiviral drugs for Gaucher disease appear to inhibit the growth of SARS CoV-2.

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      Mysterious fast radio bursts solve the universe's missing matter problem - CNET

      A decades-old cosmic puzzle solved with a breakthrough technique to study the universe.

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      Small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit fails to launch rocket to space during first test flight - The Verge

      Small satellite launcher, Virgin Orbit, plans to conduct the first test launch of its LauncherOne rocket on Sunday, May 24th. Unlike other rockets, LauncherOne is designed to take off from underneath the wing of a giant 747 airplane called Cosmic Girl.

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      NASA and SpaceX say they are ‘go’ to proceed with historic crewed flight on May 27th

      After two days of review, NASA and SpaceX have mutually decided to proceed with the company’s historic flight on May 27th of launching two astronauts to the International Space Station from Florida. However, there is still a lot of work to complete over t

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      Apple Sneaks COVID-19 Contact Tracing into Latest Phone Update

      If you install updates on your phone without reading the details then you might get an unwanted surprise. The latest involves contact tracking technology. Contact tracing technology, in theory, will notify users when they have entered the presence of a pe

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      Not Watching Netflix? Streamer Offers to Cancel Inactive Accounts

      There are a few hundred thousand people who are paying for Netflix but not using the service to stream movies or TV shows. Netflix is offering to help them cancel their subscriptions.

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      X-37B space plane launches on its most ambitious mission to date | Engadget

      The X-37B space plane has launched carrying its most experiments ever -- and an endurance record to challenge.

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      Facebook just bought GIPHY to better bake GIFs into Instagram - SlashGear

      Facebook has acquired GIPHY, with plans to fully integrate the GIF-search tool into apps like Instagram and Messenger so as to make finding animated responses

      Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

      Israeli scientists think they know why virus is severe for some, mild for others

      Hoping to point way to drug therapy, Weizmann team says it found cells called in to fight coronavirus in lungs may actually worsen disease, sparking 'storm' that can lead to death

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      T cells found in COVID-19 patients ‘bode well’ for long-term immunity | Science

      New findings suggest past infections may offer some protection against the novel coronavirus

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      Attention Aspiring Astronauts: Challenge Yourself With SpaceX's ISS Docking Simulator

      Before SpaceX sends its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station, see what the astronauts onboard will experience with this free docking simulator.

      Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

      Israeli Researchers Develop Tech That Turns Tap Water Into A Strong Disinfectant

      Researchers at Bar Ilan University say their method produces water-based, environmentally safe disinfectants that can kill bacteria and viruses, including coronaviruses.