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The FTC Wants To Rein In Your Health App’s Privacy Problems
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The FTC Wants To Rein In Your Health App’s Privacy Problems

Photo: Paul J. Richards (Getty Images) The Federal Trade Commission put health apps on notice this week with a brand new policy statement aimed at protecting the sometimes super-sensitive data that they collect from their users. In a 3-2 vote held on Wednesday, the Commission agreed to clarify a decade-old rule in order to mandate...

V/H/S/94’s First Trailer Looks Like a Spooky Jump-Start of the Series
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V/H/S/94’s First Trailer Looks Like a Spooky Jump-Start of the Series

Definitely worried for this person and whatever bizarre predicament they’re in here.Image: Shudder We’ve got screams. We’ve got dark, sinister tunnels. We’ve got severed heads, walking corpses, coffins doing things they definitely should not be doing, strange weapons, and explosions. All of it’s captured from the grainy, glitchy, shaky-as-hell point of view of a freaked-out...

Startup’s Mushroom Leather Ready for Commercial Production
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Startup’s Mushroom Leather Ready for Commercial Production

A new biotech materials startup called Bolt Threads has created a leather-like material it calls Mylo that could revolutionize the fake leather market — and it’s ready to go mainstream, Fast Company is now reporting. Bolt Threads says it’s ready to produce the material on a commercial scale, according to the report, producing as much...

Elon Musk Tells Jack Dorsey “Crypto” Is His Safe Word
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Elon Musk Tells Jack Dorsey “Crypto” Is His Safe Word

He previously said “Bitcoin” was his safe word. Call and Response Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Twitter founder Jack Dorsey had an incredibly weird exchange on Thursday. It all started when Dorsey mysteriously tweeted “‘crypto’” — yes, including the quote marks — to which Musk quickly replied, “That’s my safe word too.” Market Manipulation A...

Watch Augmented Reality Turn a Dude Into a Straight-Up Skeleton
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Watch Augmented Reality Turn a Dude Into a Straight-Up Skeleton

It’s incredibly impressive. Skin and Bones The tech behind augmented reality (AR) is becoming more and more sophisticated each day. For a compelling example, look no further than the independent developers creating impressive lenses and filters for Snapchat and TikTok. Take this demo of a Snapchat lens, from a developer named Kavin Kumar. It shows...

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Scientists find the molecules necessary for life swirling newborn planets

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your online ticket now! A team of researchers at the University of Leeds recently made the startling discovery that many observable protoplanets are surrounded by the raw molecules...

Former Employer of Memestock King ‘RoaringKitty’ Gets Hit With $4 Million Fine
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Former Employer of Memestock King ‘RoaringKitty’ Gets Hit With $4 Million Fine

A GameStop store in Alhambra, California in January 2021.Photo: Frederic J. Brown / AFP (Getty Images) The former employer of “RoaringKitty,” the online trader who helped spark off a Reddit-fueled short squeeze on hedge funds betting against Gamestop stock, has agreed to shell out a $4 million fine. Advertisement Keith Gill, who went by RoaringKitty...

Rare Absence of Summer Snow Is Killing Mount Shasta’s Glaciers
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Rare Absence of Summer Snow Is Killing Mount Shasta’s Glaciers

Timelapse showing snow and ice on Mount Shasta from 2017 to 2021.Gif: Sentinel Hub The peaks of Mount Shasta are typically covered in snow year-round, but intense heat and extreme drought have rendered the mountain unrecognizable. Experts worry that glaciers on the dormant volcano are at risk of disappearing forever, should climate trends continue. Advertisement...

The Subscription-Less Version of Office 2021 Launches Oct. 5
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The Subscription-Less Version of Office 2021 Launches Oct. 5

Microsoft is rolling out Office 2021 and Windows 11 on the same day.Image: Sajjad Hussain (Getty Images) The new version of Microsoft Office for Windows and macOS is dropping Oct. 5—the same day Microsoft will officially release Windows 11. Advertisement While some folks may have migrated over to the cloud-based Microsoft 365, which automatically updates the...

Marvel’s Eternals Star Lauren Ridloff Wants Movie Theaters to Be More Accessible for Everyone
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Marvel’s Eternals Star Lauren Ridloff Wants Movie Theaters to Be More Accessible for Everyone

Lauren Ridloff as Makkari in The Eternals.Photo: Sophie Mutevelian/Marvel Studios via NY Times As movie theaters continue to adapt to the effects of the ongoing covid-19 pandemic, conversations about the accessibility of the theater experience—for audiences, critics, and creatives alike—have become an important factor in discussing the industry’s slow attempts to return to “normalcy.” But...