Samsung Tweets Cryptic Plans to Unveil an “Artificial Human”

Samsung is teasing plans to unveil what it calls an “artificial human” called NEON at the Consumer Electronics Show, which kicks off January 7.

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Windows 7 Users Must Upgrade To Windows 10 Before 14th January 2020: Here’s Why And How To Do It

Microsoft’s venerable Windows 7 operating system sees its support end on 14th January 2020 meaning software updates that help protect your PC will no longer be available.

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WhatsApp ends support for Windows Phone and older versions of Android

WhatsApp runs on a huge range of operating systems, but even the ubiquitous messaging app doesn’t think it’s worth supporting Windows Phone any more. The company has announced it is ending support for older versions of Android and iOS as well as the rarely-used Windows Phone OS.

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Scientist who edited babies’ genes sentenced to three years in prison

Last year, a Stanford-trained scientist stunned the world by revealing that he had created the first genetically-edited babies using the CRISPR/Cas9 tool. Now, He Jiankui and two of his associates have been sentenced to three years in prison following a secret trial in China.

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Windows 10 upgrade countdown – Why millions of users face an expensive start to the year

Even if you don’t fancy forking out for a new laptop which will come pre-loaded with Windows 10 there’s also a pretty pricey fee for the official upgrade software. Those wanting to install Windows 10 Home edition on their current hardware will need to pay £119.99 which is licensed to one PC.

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‘Heartbreaking’ aerial shots reveal massive ice loss on Mont Blanc

Depressing new aerial photographs of Mont Blanc reveal the extent of ice loss over time in the Alps. A century ago, the Swiss pilot and photographer Walter Mittelholzer flew over Mont Blanc in a biplane to photograph the alpine landscape.

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‘Heartbreaking’ aerial shots reveal massive ice loss on Mont Blanc

Depressing new aerial photographs of Mont Blanc reveal the extent of ice loss over time in the Alps. A century ago, the Swiss pilot and photographer Walter Mittelholzer flew over Mont Blanc in a biplane to photograph the alpine landscape.

Continue Reading . . . https://nypost.com/2019/10/11/heartbreaking-aerial-shots-reveal-massive-ice-loss-on-mont-blanc/

Melting glaciers in Russian Arctic reveal five new islands hidden beneath the ice

Russia’s Navy claims it has discovered five new islands revealed by melting glaciers in the remote Arctic. The islands were first spotted in 2016 but have not been confirmed and put on the map until now.

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The decade in babies

This decade, babies took on a new life. Everyone wanted to be a baby, and particularly this year, babies dominated the meme cycle. We’re obsessed with babyfication — turning everything into a baby including ourselves and beloved characters.

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The Biggest AH Changes in Patch 8.3 – Brand New Auction House System!

The Auction House is growing up! Coming soon in patch 8.3, the WoW AH is getting some much-needed love. This 8.3 AH update video will walk you through the new stock auction house UI for buying and selling as well as look at the best new features. Stack size is becoming much less important with the n

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Sonos raises prices on pro products as production moves out of China

Sonos today announced that it will increase prices on the Sonos Amp and Sonos Port by $50 as it shifts production out of China and into Malaysia. The Amp will now retail for $649 and the Port will sell for $449; the price increases will be effective January 9th, 2020.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/27/21038246/sonos-pro-products-prices-raise-production-china-amp-port

How Disinformation Hacks Your Brain

Three years ago, Edgar Welch sent a text message to a friend announcing he was “Raiding a pedo ring, possibly sacraficing [sic] the lives of a few for the lives of many.” Two days later, he drove 350 miles to a Washington, D.C., pizza parlor called Comet Ping Pong and entered with a .

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