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Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Playing Pokémon Extensively In Childhood Actually Changes the Brain

By Emma Young. As well as being fascinating, the study has important practical implications.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

633 Divers Set World Record for Largest Underwater Cleanup

A representative of Guinness World Records confirmed that the underwater cleanup project at Deerfield Beach, Florida was the largest in history.

Science & Technology | ISRAELI TECH

Ride & Fly: US-Israeli Startup To Begin Testing Flying Vehicle In 2020

New Future Transportation, based in California and with an R&D center in Israel, recently unveiled the design of its electric, autonomous flying vehicle, the Aska. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Google Express offers brands Israeli compostable packaging | ISRAEL21c

‘These products will offer retailers and customers an eco-friendly option for shipping and receiving packages.’

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Intel to ‘Ignite’ key startup tech with accelerator program in Tel Aviv

Early-stage startup in industries including AI, autonomous systems will be guided to growth, Intel CEO Bob Swan says during Israel visit

Science & Technology | Tech

Israeli company claims it can unlock any iPhone up to iOS 12.3 for police

Israel-based forensics firm Cellebrite claimed that its UFED Premium service can unlock iPhones and iPads up to iOS 12.3 and high-end Android smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S9. The device will be sold as an on-premises tool, which means that the p

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Ford Launches Research Center In Tel Aviv To Tap Into 'Remarkable' Ecosystem | Technology News

The Ford Research Center aims to tap into Israel's vast wealth of innovative mobility startups and tech. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Technology

Why Google’s surprise Pixel 4 tease raises the stakes - The Verge

Just one day after we reported on the first Pixel 4 leaks, Google decided to mount a social media hype campaign by literally tweeting out an image of its upcoming Pixel 4. It was a savvy recognition of how the run up to phone launches actually work and an

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Driverless Systems & Flying Cars: Israel's Mobility Sector Talks Trends At EcoMotion | News Brief

Bill Ford kicked off the annual event which drew over 4,000 participants from across the automotive and mobility worlds. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Antidepressants in old age may increase risk of dementia, Israeli study finds | The Times of Israel

Researchers followed 71,000 Israelis, found 3 times as many dementia diagnoses among depressed; some experts argue depression may be an early sign, not a cause

Science & Technology | Technology

Game 5 of the NBA Finals was every little terrible thing wrong with modern sports

From Kevin Durant's injury to Raptors fans and every Drake antic in between, Game 5 of the NBA Finals proved today's sports world has some serious reflecting to do.

Science & Technology | The Environment

Supreme Court Rules State Law Does Not Apply to Outer Continental Shelf

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court unanimously rejected a California-based offshore oil rig worker’s claim that he should be paid for ...

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

Something Mysterious ‘Five Times Larger Than the Big Island of Hawaii’ Is Discovered Buried on Moon

Scientists have discovered an unknown material on the largest crater of the moon and they are yet not sure what it is all about.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple Watch tips and tricks | Macworld

Some of the Apple Watch’s best features and most useful controls are not obvious to the casual user.

Science & Technology | Tech

Here's how to view, download, and delete your personal information online

Download your personal data from Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and other tech heavies.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Agencies voice concerns that Instagram is killing organic reach

Scores of Instagram users and agencies recently took to the social network to voice concerns over a sudden dip in engagement on their posts. Speculation around an algorithm change was dispelled by an Instagram spokesperson, but it’s left a question mark

Science & Technology | Social Media

Survey: Micro-influencers offer big rewards for brand managers - PR Daily

Do those online celebrities with smaller followings really have the engagement that some industry experts suggest? New research offers insights for your next influencer campaign. Just how successful can a “micro-influencer” be at engaging his or her audie

Science & Technology | Technology

The 10 most exciting hidden iPhone features in iOS 13 – BGR

Apple spent plenty of time on stage during its WWDC 2019 keynote presentation earlier this week discussing all of the biggest new features it added to iOS 13.

Science & Technology | Archaeology & Anthropology

DNA from 31,000-year-old milk teeth leads to discovery of new group of ancient Siberians

Two children's milk teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in north eastern Siberia have revealed a previously unknown group of people lived there during the last Ice Age.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Doctors Develop Method of Using 3-D Printers to Simulate Operations

Doctors perform a cardiac surgical procedure (illustrative). Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Israeli doctors have developed a method of using a 3-D …

Science & Technology | Tech

How Ridiculous Is Apple's $1,000 Monitor Stand, Really?

At $5,000, Apple’s new Pro Display XDR definitely ain’t cheap, but with a 32-inch screen, 6K resolution, full HDR support (with a ridiculous peak brightness of 1600 nits), and color reproduction that some are claiming is better than OLED, you can sort of

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Over 40 Big European Corporations Operate Innovation Outposts In Israel | Technology News

Half of the innovation centers have been set up over the past three years, according to a new survey mapping the activities of 41 European corporations | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Tech

Siri gets a better voice and new AirPods and HomePod features | VentureBeat

Apple's Siri got a series of enhancements today including a more expressive voice and the ability to quickly send SMS messages with AirPods.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Glenn Reynolds Is Right: Social Media Is Making Us Crazy

In his compelling new chapbook for Encounter — The Social Media Upheaval — Glenn Harlan Reynolds, aka The Instapundit, aka The Blogfather, asserts that social media is, to put it bluntly, driving us nuts. "Society seems to be going steadily crazi

    Science & Technology | Geekery

    What Is a Light-Year? | Space

    On the scale of the universe, measuring distances in miles or kilometers just doesn't cut it. That's why you may often hear astronomers use the term light-year. But what exactly is a light-year?

    Science & Technology | Technology

    Apple will reportedly limit third-party tracking in kids apps

    As tech companies grapple with safety and privacy concerns, Apple will reportedly limit third-party tracking in kids apps starting next week. While the company...

    Science & Technology | Tech

    Apple is finally going to put iTunes out of its misery

    A little more than 18 years after Steve Jobs first introduced Apple’s iTunes software at the 2001 Macworld Expo in San Francisco, pointing to a “music revolution” that was underwa…

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    What if Amazon took Sprint’s place as the US’s fourth wireless carrier? - The Verge

    Reuters is reporting something rather intriguing and inexplicable on its face: Amazon is interested in buying the Boost Mobile MVNO wireless network from T-Mobile and Sprint, reportedly so that Amazon can have access T-Mobile’s wireless network for a numb

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    Reported antisemitic incidents in NYC in Q1 FAR more than all other hate crimes COMBINED. (22x more than anti-Islam inci

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      High potency pot 'strongly linked' to psychosis: study

      High potency cannabis, especially when used daily, is "strongly linked" to the risk of developing psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia and paranoia, scientists said Wednesday.

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      'When They Steal Your Land, They Steal Your Future' - LA Times

      For generations, black families passed down the tales in uneasy whispers: "They stole our land."

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      Scientists Cook Up a New Way to Make Breathable Oxygen on Mars | Space

      Scientists have found a new way that future Mars explorers could potentially generate their own oxygen while visiting the planet.

      Science & Technology | Tech

      Uber will now deactivate riders with below average ratings - The Verge

      Uber has announced that anyone with a "below average rating" risks deactivation from the app. Since Uber first launched, drivers have known that low ratings from riders can lead to deactivation. Now, Uber says it will start deactivating riders w

      Science & Technology | Tech

      iPhone 11 rumors: Price, specs, features and everything else we know - CNET

      What will we learn about the next generation iPhone when WWDC starts on June 3?

      Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

      The Israeli device that aims to clean up your air | ISRAEL21c

      Israeli home device Aura Air checks for dangerous gases and particles, and purifies the air of tiny particles of bacteria, viruses, mold, fungi and pollen.

      Science & Technology | Tech

      Flipboard hacks prompt password resets for millions of users | TechCrunch

      Social sharing site and news aggregator Flipboard has reset millions of user passwords after hackers gained access to its systems several times over a nine-month period The company confirmed in a notice Tuesday that the hacks took place between June 2, 20

      Science & Technology | Tech

      Apps Are Using Background App Refresh to Send Data to Tracking Companies

      When Background App Refresh is enabled, some iOS apps are using the feature to regularly send data to tracking companies, according to a privacy...

      Science & Technology | Tech

      Interview with Apple's former App Store approval chief offers fascinating insight into the review process - 9to5Mac

      A new interview with Apple’s former head of App Store approvals published today by Bloomberg takes an in-depth look at the app review process over the last decade and the team behind it. The wide-ranging conversation covers the early days from 2009, the g

      Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

      Bottoms Up: Israeli Scientists Brew Beer With 'Resurrected' Yeast From 5,000 Years Ago | Technology News

      A team of microbiologists, archeologists, and beer experts made a beer with ancient yeast dating back to the time of the Pharaohs. | NoCamels

      Science & Technology | Social Media

      Facebook and Twitter disable new disinformation campaign with ties to Iran - The Washington Post

      The disabled accounts include two on Twitter mimicked Republican congressional candidates in order to push pro-Iranian political messages

      Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

      Navy Pilots Describe Encounters With UFOs | Daily Wire

      When we think of unidentified flying objects (UFO), we tend to think of aliens, but we must remember that not all UFOs are extraterrestrial.

      Science & Technology | Technology

      World Health Organization deems 'gaming disorder' an official illness - CNET

      Video game addiction gets added to the organization's latest list of modern-day ills.

      Science & Technology | Social Media

      CrossFit Boycotts Facebook, Instagram, Lists Litany of Complaints

      CrossFit Inc., the rights holder to the CrossFit fitness regimen, announced it will cease the use of its ...

        Science & Technology | Technology

        Stunning new video shows off Apple’s leaked iPhone 11 design – BGR

        There's no such thing as a surprise anymore in the smartphone industry. There are simply too many hands in the pie and too much hype surrounding big smartphone launches. As a result, there's no way that all the people involved with building flagship smart

        Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

        Gorgeous Orion Nebula Glows in Stunning Red and Blue Light (Photo) | Space

        Captured in the visible light spectrum, this deep-space image paints a sharp and colorful picture of the great Orion Nebula.

        Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

        Israeli Tech Entrepreneurs Host 2nd Hackathon To Support Holocaust Survivors

        TLV Starters will host its second hackathon aimed at promoting Holocaust education and aiding Holocaust survivors. | NoCamels

        Science & Technology | Social Media

        Facebook removed 2.2 billion fake accounts in three months - CNN

        Facebook took down 2.2 billion fake accounts between January and March, a record high for the company.

        Science & Technology | Social Media

        Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users - VICE

        Multiple sources and emails also describe SnapLion, an internal tool used by various departments to access Snapchat user data.

        Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

        Scientists Go Back in Time to Find More Troubling News About Earth's Oceans | WIRED

        A clever study finds communities of foraminifera, a hard-shelled kind of plankton, have transformed dramatically since the Industrial Revolution.

        Science & Technology | Technology

        Apple to warn iPhone users about update impact - BBC News

        The tech giant must tell customers if a software update will slow down their iPhone, UK regulator has said.

        Science & Technology | Tech

        WhatsApp confirms that ads will start appearing in the app in 2020 – BGR

        You know that one episode of Black Mirror where everyone can't even go to sleep without watching an ad that covers their entire bedroom? Well, we're one step closer to that reality today, as Facebook has confirmed that ads will arrive in its app as part o

        Science & Technology | Science & Space

        When Apollo 10 Nearly Crashed Into the Moon

        Apollo 10 marked NASA’s last step before going for the full lunar landing with Apollo 11. But the practice run came close to failure.

        Science & Technology | Biology & Medicine

        New technique promises improved metastatic prostate cancer detection

        Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of male cancer deaths worldwide. Deaths from prostate cancer are primarily due to metastasized cancer, in which cancer cells have migrated through the body and begun to grow in other areas. Results reported in B

        Science & Technology | Technology

        The 10 best complications for Apple Watch | Macworld

        With a good complication, you don’t always have to open an app to check appointments or see what the weather’s like.

        Science & Technology | Science

        Moondust Could Cloud Our Lunar Ambitions

        It's superfine. It's sharp. It sticks to everything. Before we return to the moon, we'll have to conquer one of the weirdest substances in the solar system.

        Science & Technology | Technology

        Are Electric Vehicles Really Better For The Environment?

        Since the first modern electric vehicles took to the roads, critics have been quick to question the ‘clean’ label. With the amount of debate & misinformation troubling the waters, the facts behind the efficiency of electric vehicles have become cl

        Science & Technology | Tech

        5G Networks Could Throw Weather Forecasting Into Chaos | WIRED

        The FCC is clashing with scientists who argue that 5G networks could interfere with weather sensors and compromise weather predictions.

        Science & Technology | Science

        Detecting middle ear fluid using smartphones | Science Translational Medicine

        Ear infections are typically diagnosed using specialized equipment to assess eardrum mobility: The presence of fluid in the middle ear, indicative of likely ear infection, limits eardrum mobility. Chan et al . developed a smartphone system to detect middl

        Science & Technology | Tech

        Ticketmaster put an end to screenshots with new digital ticket technology | TechCrunch

        Ticketmaster is turning to new technology to help fight ticket fraud. The ticketing giant today unveiled its next-generation digital tickets, “Safetix,” which are tied to the ticket holder’s mobile device through an encrypted barcode that automatica

        Science & Technology | Social Media

        Trump White House Asks Public To Report Social Media Sites If 'Suspended, Banned' For Being Conservative | Daily Wire

        President Trump's White House is asking people to report social media sites, including Twitter, Google, and Facebook, if they suspect the site's "political bias" has caused them to be banned.

        Science & Technology | Science

        The Worst Nuclear Accident in History Turned Chernobyl Into Something Nobody Expected


        Reactor number four of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant suffered an explosion during a technical test on April 26, 1986. As a result of the accident, in the then Soviet Union, more than 400 times more radiation was emitted than that released by th

        Science & Technology | Technology

        The 9 Best iPhone Tricks That Are Actually Useful | Inc.

        We depend on our smartphones for a lot, but you probably had no idea it could do some neat, and useful, tricks.

        Science & Technology | Tech News

        San Francisco supervisors vote to ban facial recognition software | VentureBeat

        San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted 8-1 to adopt a facial recognition software ban as part of a new surveillance technology use policy.

        Science & Technology | Science

        The moon may be tectonically active, and geologists are shaken

        A new look at Apollo-era seismic data revealed that the moon's insides might be warmer than scientists thought possible.

        Science & Technology | Social Media

        The Difference Between How Younger and Older Gen Xers Use Social Media – Adweek

        They also have differing streaming habits.

        Science & Technology | Technology

        A BMW outage made Apple CarPlay unusable

        BMW owners in both the US and UK have been locked out of Apple's CarPlay interface on their vehicles due to system-wide outages of ConnectedDrive. 9to5Mac repor...

        Science & Technology | Tech

        How the Apple store lost its 'wow' factor | AdAge

        Current and former employees say brand building became more important than serving shoppers

        Science & Technology | Social Media

        Instagram is working on new rules for banning accounts

        Less than a week after banning Alex Jones and other far-right extremists, Instagram has revealed that it is working on a new policy for account removals. These...

        Science & Technology | SCIENCE

        For a Split Second, a (Simulated) Particle Went Backward in Time - The New York Times

        Using a quantum computer, physicists successfully reversed time for an artificial atom. You can even try it at home.

        Science & Technology | Israeli Inovation

        Israeli startup uses ultrasound waves to reduce Parkinson’s tremors | The Times of Israel

        Tirat Carmel, Israel-based Insightec got FDA nod in 2016 after clinical study showed treatment is effective and safe

        Science & Technology | Israeli Inovation

        539 multinationals operate in Israel, view nation as go-to place for ideas

        Report by industry tracker maps activities of global firms and tracks evolution of their activities in Startup Nation

        Science & Technology | Israeli Inovation

        Scared of arachnids? Go watch Spider-Man, Israeli study says | The Times of Israel

        Researchers from Bar-Ilan and Ariel universities use short clips from superhero movies as positive stimulus in exposure therapy

        Science & Technology | Israeli Inovation

        Strong Start: Israeli Companies Raise $1.55B In 1st Quarter Of 2019 | Technology News

        A new IVC and ZAG-S&W report says this year's first three months were marked by an increase in later-stage deals. | NoCamels

        Science & Technology | Tech News

        Scientists figure out new way to remove salt from water | Science & Tech News

        The solvent-based method could be much cheaper to use than reverse osmosis or distillation based on water evaporating,

        Science & Technology | Science

        This Milky Way Photo on Nat Geo is Raising Eyebrows

        National Geographic recently published a series of gorgeous photos by photographer Beth Moon that shows some of the world’s oldest trees under the stars. But one photo, in particular, is now raising eyebrows after sharp-eyed readers noticed something strange about it.

        Science & Technology | Archaeology & Anthropology

        The Lion Man: an Ice Age masterpiece – The British Museum Blog

        The Lion Man is a masterpiece. Sculpted with great originality, virtuosity and technical skill from mammoth ivory, this 40,000-year-old image is 31 centimetres tall. It has the head of a cave lion with a partly human body. He stands upright, perhaps on ti

        Science & Technology | Tech

        Google Is Probably Tracking Your Location Right Now—Here’s How to Stop That | Mental Floss

        Google says it uses around-the-clock location tracking to improve the services it offers consumers. But if you're uncomfortable with that idea, there's a way to turn it off.

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        Differences Between Android and iPhone | POPSUGAR Tech

        Coke vs. Pepsi, UPS vs. FedEx, and Netflix vs. Amazon are all some of the greatest rivalries of all time. But no list of competitors would be complete without

        Science & Technology | Social Media

        If Instagram Gets Rid Of Like Counts, What Will It Mean For Influencers?

        Instagram is testing out hiding like counts on profiles. How could this affect influencers and creators, who rely on metrics like these for business?

        Science & Technology | Science & Space

        Dying space missions remembered in inspiring final images

        Spacecraft and Mars rovers don't live forever. Some run out of power, others succumb to the elements These are the last views they saw of the cosmos.

        Science & Technology | Social Media

        Everything Facebook announced at F8 2019 | VentureBeat

        A comprehensive compendium of everything Facebook announced at its F8 2019 developer conference in San Jose, from Messenger to virtual reality.

        Science & Technology | Tech News

        The US Urgently Needs New Genetic Privacy Laws | WIRED

        The laws governing DNA data in the US are patchy and incomplete. Yet people keep putting their DNA on the internet, compromising everyone's genetic anonymity.

        Science & Technology | Social Media

        Instagram officially tests hiding Like counts | TechCrunch

        TechCrunch - Reporting on the business of technology, startups, venture capital funding, and Silicon Valley

        Science & Technology | Social Media

        What If a Girl in the Holocaust Had Instagram? | Israellycool

        Here in Israel, billboards have appeared on the Ayalon Highway advertising something called Eva Stories.The trailer has now just dropped on Instagram.

        Science & Technology | Tech

        Smart City Is Just a Buzzword, Says Head of Israeli Cities Union

        The Tel Aviv skyline at night. Photo: Gilad Avidan via Wikimedia Commons. CTech – Without a clear definition of what …

        Science & Technology | Technology

        Smart TVs Are Cheaper Than Ever, and It's Because They're Selling Your Data | Mental Floss

        Those big-screen televisions are sold at or near cost because manufacturers know they can profit from your personal data, including your viewing habits.

        Science & Technology | Tech

        If You Care About Privacy, Throw Your Amazon Alexa Devices Into the Sea

        Remember a couple of weeks ago when we learned that humans were monitoring Amazon Alexa commands, essentially spying on users in the name of product improvement? Well, we’ve got some more bad news about the always-on microphone that we’ve all invited

        Science & Technology | Social Media

        The Most Active 10% of Twitter Users Are Responsible for 80% of Tweets Overall – Adweek

        It turns out that Twitter users are younger and are more likely to be Democrats than the general public, according to a new Pew Research Center report.

        Science & Technology | Science

        Video Shows How Hard It Really Is to Walk on Earth After 6 Months in Space

        Going to space is serious business. How serious? Well, let this video from NASA astronaut Drew Feustel tell you.