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Apple Buys Startup That Creates Radio-Like Stations for Podcasts

Apple Inc. acquired a startup that makes listening to podcasts more like tuning into radio stations, seeking to improve its service amid growing competition from Spotify Technology SA.

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Twitter to start testing voice DMs - The Verge

After rolling out audio tweets for iOS in June, Twitter is now experimenting with the idea of letting people share voice recordings through direct messaging.

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The Best Hidden Features of iOS 14

A new OS for your iPhone is here, and with it comes a slew of under-the-hood tweaks and tricks for power users, from better ways to organize your chats to accessibility features that are useful for everyone.

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How to make the most of iOS 14 widgets and iPhone home screen customization | TechCrunch

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Install iOS 14, iPadOS 14 on your iPhone and iPad now. Everything to know and do - CNET

Apple's latest updates bring a new home screen experience, enhanced privacy features and more. Here's how you can download and install them right now.

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Israel: Vital-sign scanning offers a way to travel, dine out again

Binah’s AI-powered software scans skin to read vital signs identified by epidemiologists as being associated with a likelihood of Covid-19 infection.

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Scientists find possible sign of life on Venus

Astronomers have found phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus, possibly indicating life.

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In Clouds on Venus, New Potential for Microbial Life

Astronomers have detected a chemical in Venus’ atmosphere that signifies life on Earth. Could it mean the same on Venus?

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Walmart to start using autonomous drones for 1-hour delivery

Walmart will launch a medical delivery drone service in Arkansas in 2021 with drone company Zipline.

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Twitter seemed to be testing an edit feature, but the company says it’s a bug

It looks like Twitter may finally, at long last, be allowing users to edit their tweets. Users began noticing it Sunday afternoon: If you delete a tweet reply, then try to reply again, the "deleted" text reappears, allowing you to fix any mistakes and re-

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iOS 14: What developers need to know | VentureBeat

Not sure what to expect when iOS 14 releases, or what you and your team should be doing to prepare? This guide will help game studios prepare.

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Apple’s new App Store rules carve out loopholes for xCloud, Stadia, and more - The Verge

Apple has updated its App Store Review Guidelines, adding new clarifications as to whether streaming game services like xCloud and Stadia are allowed, along with new rules for in-app purchases for email services like Hey and digital fitness classes.

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Israel: Early Results For COVID-19 Trial With Antibody Drug Show 90% Improvement Rate

The trial involves 12 hospitalized but non-ventilated COVID-19 patients with pneumonia; 11 of them have been discharged, Kamada says.

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Instagram tests new home screen with tabs for shopping and Reels

Instagram is testing three new looks for its home screen that make Reels and shopping more prominent in its app.

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The 11 Best New Features in Android 11

Google's newest version of its mobile operating system adds small but helpful improvements. If you have a Pixel phone, you can download it today.

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9 Israeli Organizations Win EU Grants To Tackle COVID-19 Pandemic

The Israeli universities and companies will take part in a number of Horizon 2020 projects to address the pandemic and develop responses.

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An Air Force One that flies at five times the speed of sound?

US aviation start-ups Exosonic and Hermeus have been awarded contracts to develop supersonic and hypersonic planes that could be used as Air Force One

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Israeli Medtech Startup CorNeat Vision Uses Patented Implants To Treat Blinding Diseases

Medtech startup CorNeat, founded in 2015, develops patented ophthalmic artificial implants that mend and replace damaged eye tissue.

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Facebook and Instagram testing new feature to cross-post stories to both apps

Instagram and Facebook are testing a new feature that would further deepen the integration between the two platforms. As reported by The Verge, Facebook is testing the ability to bring Instagram stories directly to Facebook stories. The report explains th

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Epic confident in its lawsuit against Apple, asks courts to "restrain" Apple from adverse action

In the latest development between Epic Games and Apple, Epic is once again petitioning the courts to allow Fortnite to return to the iOS App Store. Epic has previously sought a similar injunction, but so far, the courts have only…

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Apple Loop: Disappointing iPhone 12 Leaks, iPad SE Surprise, Goodbye MacBook Pro

This week’s Apple headlines; some disappointing iPhone 12 leaks, the ‘slow’ 5G iPhone, saying goodbye to the classic MacBook Pro, Apple’s iPad strategy, the return of the iPod Music Quiz, and more...

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Apple to let app developers offer free or discounted subscriptions via offer codes - The Verge

Apple will soon let developers offer discounts for their apps or services via unique offer codes. Developers will be able to distribute these one-time use codes to offer free or discounted pricing for their in-app subscriptions

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These students figured out their tests were graded by AI — and the easy way to cheat

Schools across the US are using Edgenuity, an online learning platform that offers virtual classes for students. Some classes involve short-answer questions that are graded by an AI — and some students have figured out how to game it.

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Here's the Real Reason You Miss the Nokia 3310 | WIRED

The iconic mobile phone, which turns 20 years old, was an all-timer—and a reminder of less-connected times.

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Bacteria could have traveled from Mars to Earth, changing what we know about how life formed, study says | Fox News

A newly published study notes that a type of bacteria was able to survive in space outside the International Space Station, opening up the possibility that life could have traveled from Mars.

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Israeli Data Scientist Suggests 'End of Coronavirus Peak' Is Near

Coronavirus infection rates will decline in as little as two to three weeks, according to a data model created by BGU Professor Mark Last.

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How to Create HTML Email and Send it with the Mac Mail App

In this Rocket Yard tutorial, we show you several ways to design an HTML email, then let you in on the secret of how to send those emails from the Mac Mail app.

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Apple Accidentally Approved Malware to Run on MacOS | WIRED

The ubiquitous Shlayer adware has picked up a new trick, slipping past Cupertino's “notarization” defenses for the first time.

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Slack has fixed a major vulnerability in its desktop app

In the current age of remote working, more people are relying on team collaboration tools and Slack is one of the top services in the category. A security vulnerability in the service's desktop app, which is now fixed, could have…

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iOS 14: Facebook’s Apple Nightmare Keeps Getting Worse

Soon-to-launch iOS 14 is a momentous leap for iPhone privacy, but this week Facebook confirmed its Apple nightmare was even worse than previously thought.

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NASA Satellite Launched In 1964 Is About To Fall Back To Earth

A satellite NASA launched 56 years ago to study Earth’s magnetosphere is set to make a fiery homecoming on Saturday when the Orbiting Geophysics Observatory 1 (OGO-1) re-enters our atmosphere.

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Facebook tests linking your FB account to your news subscriptions | TechCrunch

Facebook is testing a new feature that could help news publishers create a better experience for paying subscribers on the social network. The idea is that when Facebook identifies a subscriber from one of its publisher partners, that subscriber will be i

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Analysts: iPhone 12 will ship without accessories, could be more expensive than iPhone 11

A new report from analysts at TrendForce this week corroborates reports that the iPhone 12 will ship without accessories such as wired EarPods and a power brick. The report also aims to pinpoint Apple’s pricing plans for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro se

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Israel: Urban Aeronautics To Develop Emergency Response Flying Vehicle With Hatzolah Air

Flying vehicles have been called the future of urban transportation in the smart mobility sector, with companies like Amazon, Tesla, and Boeing creating some of the most cutting-edge flying car technologies — from delivery drones to all-electric passenger aircraft.

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Instagram Guides may soon allow creators to recommended places, products and more

Instagram is working to expand its recently launched “Guides” feature which initially debuted with a specific focus on wellness content. The feature, which launched in May, has allowed select organizations and experts to share resources related to managin

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Medical Examiner: George Floyd May Have Had a ‘Fatal Level’ of Fentanyl When He Died

The medical examiner's office in Hennepin County, Minnesota, said George Floyd may have had a "fatal level" of ...

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50 new planets, including one as big as Neptune, are identified using A.I.

Researchers used a machine learning algorithm to confirm 50 new "exoplanets," a first for artificial intelligence in astronomy.

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Just breathe: Israeli-made Nano COVID breath test spots every carrier in trial | The Times of Israel

Technion’s Hossam Haick says his breath test eliminates lab processing, and also the need for anyone to touch patients or samples; clinical trial results have been peer-reviewed

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Facebook's 'classic' look dies in September

Starting next month, the new Facebook.com will be the only version available as its "classic" website is going away for good.

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In trial, Israeli gargle test gives COVID results in 1 second, at 95% accuracy

Championing it as instant, cheap and reliable, innovators at Israel’s largest hospital say their invention could become the world’s standard COVID screening method

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Israeli Startup Offers At-Home Pregnancy Ultrasounds With Handheld Device

The PulseNmore telemedicine device allows pregnant women to perform ultrasound scans without leaving the comfort of their homes.

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NASA watches as weird 'dent' in Earth's magnetic field splits in two

NASA is tracking a strange dent in Earth's magnetic field called the South Atlantic Anomaly, which can expose spacecraft to higher levels of damaging radiation.

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SpaceX launched and landed a Falcon 9 rocket on a record-breaking sixth flight - The Verge

On August 18th, SpaceX will attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on its sixth mission to space, breaking the company’s record for reflights of a single booster. The rocket is launching 58 of SpaceX’s internet-beaming Starlink satellites and three hitchhiki

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Breakthrough extends quantum state stability by 10,000 times

Scientists in Chicago have developed a way to keep quantum states operating for longer periods of time -- a breakthrough that could accelerate the development of quantum communication, computing and sensing.

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Instagram kept deleted photos and messages on its servers for more than a year - The Verge

A security researcher found that Instagram was keeping copies of photos and direct messages he’d deleted from his account for more than a year. The researcher discovered and reported the problem last October, and Instagram now says it’s fixed the bug as o

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Instagram will make suspicious accounts verify their identities | Engadget

Instagram is taking new steps to root out bots and other accounts trying to manipulate its platform.

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First 3 Israelis treated with new passive vaccine recover, leave hospital

Passive immunization is when you are given antibodies formed by other patients who developed them when they got the disease.

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The race to building a fully functional quantum stack | TechCrunch

As we approach the age of quantum computing, it is no longer a question of ‘if,’ but rather one of ‘when’ this technology finally matures and ‘who’ will lead this emerging industry.

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Google is turning Android Phones into seismometers

Google is launching a handful of new Android features today that don’t really have a lot in common but that are all interesting in their own right. There are updates to Android Auto and Android’s emergency location service, new accessibility features than

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Dwarf planet closest to Earth is geologically alive

The tiny, frigid world Ceres amazes with evidence of recent ice volcanoes fed by the remnants of an ancient underground sea.

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Twitter testing quote tweet counts, formerly known as retweets with comments - The Verge

Twitter is testing some new language on tweet metrics, making quotes (also known as retweets with comments) visible on each tweet, the company confirmed.

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Virtual Disneyland? Someone is remaking rides in Dreams on PSVR | VentureBeat

Dreams’ PSVR support is resulting in re-creations of Disneyland rides like Space Mountain and Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye.

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Social Media for Business Growth

Social media can also help you learn from your competitors. There has to be a good reason why your competitors are performing better than you

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Could a Janky, Jury-Rigged Air Purifier Help Fight Covid-19? | WIRED

Indoor-air experts think: Sure, maybe. Why the hell not? We convinced the CEO of an air filter company to give it a try.

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Facebook reportedly removed strikes from conservative pages after executive intervened - The Verge

Facebook reportedly cleared misinformation "strikes" against posts by conservative sites including Breitbart after independent fact-checkers discovered misinformation.

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How To Create More Engaging Facebook Ads

Facebook ads are exceedingly common, which can make it hard to create ones that actually get users’ attention.

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Go Retro with Macintosh.js

Thanks to developer Felix Rieseberg, you can run a full-blown version of Mac OS 8 on a virtual 1991 Mac Quadra 900 on your current Mac. And why wouldn't you?

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Interior Secretary Bernhardt: Why Trump's Great American Outdoors Act is a generational win for conservation | Fox News

President Trump’s success in securing guaranteed funding ensures that we are investing in our public lands – the wonders of God’s creation – for millions of more travelers and future generations to come.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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

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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.

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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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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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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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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" ...

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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...

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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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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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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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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

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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

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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.