Instagram is testing a desktop posting feature

Instagram is testing the ability to create posts using the web browser on a desktop computer. The feature was spotted by social media consultant Matt Navarra, who captured some screenshots demonstrating the functionality. Facebook confirmed the test in a statement to Bloomberg. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/25/22550010/instagram-post-from-desktop-web-browser-testing

Google Fi’s built-in VPN starts iPhone rollout

Google Fi’s VPN service has started rolling out to subscribers on iPhone, the company has announced. The feature, which routes your phone’s internet traffic through an encrypted connection to protect your privacy, has been available on Android since launching in beta in November 2018. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/25/22550048/google-fi-vpn-iphone-subscribers

Dune release date has been delayed yet again

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune was among the big 2020 movies that saw its release date delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. After being moved to October 1st, Dune’s release has been pushed back yet again, this time to October 22nd, Variety reports. The move was one of several releases Warner Bros. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/26/22551728/dune-movie-release-date-delayed-again-warner-bros

CRISPR gene editing breakthrough could treat many more diseases

CRISPR gene editing already promises to fight diseases that were once thought unassailable, but techniques so far have required injecting the tools directly into affected cells. That’s not very practical for some conditions. However, there’s just been a breakthrough. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/crispr-gene-editing-blood-injection-213815705.html