Astronomers Calculate Universe’s Age With Atacama Desert Telescope

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The age of the universe, a cosmic quandary that can be answered in different ways, depending on how you measure the universe’s accelerating expansion.

You Have No Excuse When LG's New Stick Vac Sucks Dirt, Mops Floors, and Cleans Itself

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It’s a feature first introduced on robovacs from companies like iRobot and Shark, but LG has just revealed a cordless stick vacuum with a charging station that automatically empties the vac’s dirt bin whenever it’s docked, giving you one less excuse to deal with all the chip crumbs that fall onto the floor during your daily attempts to get up off the couch.

Julian Assange Denied Bail in UK While Trump Regime Appeals Extradition Ruling

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Julian Assange has been denied bail while the Trump regime appeals a UK court’s ruling on Monday that the Wikileaks founder should not be extradited to the U.S. to face espionage and computer hacking charges.

Amazon Buys Planes From Airlines Struggling With Pandemic Slowdown

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Amazon has purchased 11 passenger planes from Delta and WestJet that will be converted into cargo jets, according to a press release from the Seattle-based online retailer.

Mild Covid-19 Cases More Likely to Lose Their Sense of Smell, Study Finds

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All told, about three-quarters of patients self-reported a loss of smell, medically known as anosmia.

U.S. Government Officially Blames Russia for SolarWinds Hack

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The U.S. government appears to be officially blaming Russia for the expansive and damaging SolarWinds hack, which it says was “likely” an “intelligence gathering” effort on the part of a hacker group connected to the Kremlin.

FBI Investigating Threat On US Capitol Building Made Through Air Traffic Control System

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A threat to fly a plane into the US Capitol building made through an air traffic control system on Tuesday doesn’t appear to be credible, but the FBI is still planning to investigate how the aviation frequency was hacked.

Microsoft's Edge Browser Finally Brings Tab Syncing to Everyone

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Last October, Microsoft rolled out tab syncing across devices for users in its insider Edge Dev and Canary channels.

Facebook's Ban On Political Ads Will Resume Following Georgia Senate Runoffs

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After temporarily pausing its nationwide ban on political advertisements to allow campaign messages about the Georgia senate runoffs, Facebook abruptly reversed course on Tuesday, announcing in a blog post that the ban would resume following the election’s conclusion on Wednesday.

Trump Admin Clears the Way for Bird Slaughter

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The rule changes the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which was first passed in 1918, by removing penalties for companies whose operations accidentally harm or kill the animals.

Twitter Is Buying Its Way Out of Being Twitter

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Twitter’s track record of eyebrow-raising product decisions continues, as this week, Twitter engineering executive Michael Montano announced the company would be acquiring the 4-year-old “social podcasting” app Breaker in an attempt to flesh out its Clubhouse-esque Spaces product.

Help This YouTuber Paint His Video Thumbnail Using Nothing but Comments

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When it comes to the rules of the internet, you can always count on two things to be true: crowdsourced projects will fly off the rails, and YouTube commenters are the worst.

FBI Warns Schools to Buckle Up for More Cyberattacks

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The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency recently warned that ransomware attacks on K-12 entities had risen dramatically during the 2nd half of 2020 and that these and other cyberattacks are likely to continue over the next year.

This ‘Unusual Star’ Is Unlike Anything Astronomers Have Seen Before

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New research published in Astronomy & Astrophysics describes a potentially new kind of star, one born in an event typically associated with destruction rather than creation: the merger of two white dwarfs.

Intel Killed the 300-Series Chipset and Made AMD CPUs Even More Enticing

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The company recently published a Product Change Notification detailing the end-of-life timeline for its chipsets that supports 8th and 9th generation Intel processors, and by the end of January 2022, the chipsets will be silicon history.

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