World Of Warcraft Now Requires an SSD To Run Shadowlands Expansion
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ full PC system requirements are unveiled, and the expansion finally requires players to have SSD storage.
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Storm Surge: The Science behind This Year’s Hyperactive Hurricane Season
The peak of the Atlantic hurricane season has arrived and is living up to its name: Two storms, Laura and Marco, developed within the relatively small confines of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea area late last week.
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Android 101: How to stop location tracking
Location tracking can be very handy — it’s convenient when an app can tell you, say, where the near restaurants or gas stations are — but it’s also a privacy issue.
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Apple makes Final Cut Pro X work better for remote and collaborative video editing
Apple has announced a new major update to Final Cut Pro X that adds several new improvements to proxy workflows, making the software far more suited to remote and collaborative editing for videos. The 10.4.
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Bloomberg: Nintendo is working on a 4K-capable Switch for 2021
Sony and Microsoft have shown off the 4K-ready consoles they’ll deliver later this year with the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X, but what is Nintendo working on? According to sources cited in a report by Bloomberg, while its convertible console tops the sales charts along with hit games like Anim
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Blizzard is finally making a World of Warcraft animated series called Afterlives
Blizzard is releasing an original animated series based on World of Warcraft, the developer announced today. Afterlives will premiere this Thursday during Gamescom 2020’s online celebrations.
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Please remain calm while the robot swabs your nose
If you’ve been tested for COVID-19 then you’ve probably experienced the unpleasantness of a nasal swab. Someone takes a long-handled cotton swab and sticks it up your nose — way up your nose — until it reaches the back of the mucus-cave that is your nasal cavity.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/24/21377011/robot-nasal-swab-machine-autonomous-covid-19-test-brain-navi
A tiny space rock holds clues about the evolution of life
Back in 2012, a team of Japanese and Belgian researchers in Antarctica found a golf ball-sized space rock resting in the snow. Now, NASA astronauts have had a chance to study a piece of that meteorite, Asuka 12236, and they say it may hold new clues about the development of life.
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A New Adobe Lightroom Update Just Deleted Customers’ Photos and Presets
Last week, Adobe released Lightroom 5.4.0, a routine update meant for the iPad and iPhone Lightroom app. But it soon became clear that the update was far more than users bargained for when customers who installed Lightroom 5.4.0 found that their photos and presets had disappeared.
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Apple is opening its first ‘floating’ store in Singapore
Apple has hundreds of physical stores dotted around the world, serving as stores, repair centers and community hubs where people can learn to be more creative. Until now, though, none of these glistening Apple meccas have been built on water.
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Judge orders Trump to reimburse Stormy Daniels for legal fees
A California Superior Court judge has ordered President Donald Trump to pay $44,100 to Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, to reimburse her attorneys’ fees in the legal battle surrounding her nondisclosure agreement.
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Watch Electric Blue Bioluminescent Waves Light Up California’s Monterey Bay
As a wildfire outbreak threatens California, some blazes worsened by copious lightning, Monterey Bay is experiencing an additional natural phenomenon—one that’s thankfully, much less dangerous.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.prevention.com/life/a33666718/california-monterey-bay-bioluminescent-waves/
How a designer used AI and Photoshop to bring ancient Roman emperors back to life
Machine learning is a fantastic tool for renovating old photos and videos. So much so that it can even bring ancient statues to life, transforming the chipped stone busts of long-dead Roman emperors into photorealistic faces you could imagine walking past on the street.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/21/21395115/roman-emperors-photorealistic-portraits-ai-artbreeder-dan-voshart
LG’s transparent OLED displays are on subway windows in China
LG is bringing transparent OLED displays to subways in Beijing and Shenzhen. The 55-inch, see-through displays show real-time info about subway schedules, locations and transfers on train windows. They also provide info on flights, weather and the news.
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Adobe Lightroom iOS update permanently deleted users’ photos
A recent update to the Adobe Lightroom app permanently deleted some iOS users’ photos and presets, an Adobe rep confirmed on the Photoshop feedback forums. Adobe has since corrected the issue, which was first spotted by PetaPixel, but not before drawing the ire of many disappointed users.
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TikTok has removed hundreds of thousands of videos for hate speech
TikTok is the latest social media platform to peel back the curtain on its efforts to fight hate speech. Since the beginning of the year, the company says it’s taken down more than 380,000 videos and 64,000 comments in the US for breaking its hate speech rules.
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Google Maps will show wildfire boundaries in near real time
Type in the name of an ongoing wildfire into Google search, and the site will now bring up a map featuring a near-real-time boundary of the fire. Google revealed the feature today, which was piloted in California last year and will now be available across the US.
Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/20/21376343/google-maps-search-wildfire-boundaries-california
Sony cameras join the work-from-home webcam party
Following most of its rivals, Sony is helping you look better on Zoom calls with a software release that transforms its mirrorless, compact and DLSR cameras into webcams. The Imaging Edge Webcam app for Windows 10 works on models from the 2014 A7S up to the recent A7R IV and A6600 models.
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Google’s overnight Gmail outage is finally over (updated)
Can’t send something on Gmail? If so then you’re in good company, ever since about midnight ET, people have been complaining about issues connecting to many of the G suite services, but especially Gmail.
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