AirPods Max battery drain reports surface, some saying they empty overnight

AirPods Max battery drain reports surface, some saying they empty overnight

There are growing reports of an AirPods Max battery drain problem on the Apple Support Forums, Reddit, and elsewhere.

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On Night Before Inauguration, Biden Leads Mourning for Virus Victims

On Night Before Inauguration, Biden Leads Mourning for Virus Victims

“To heal we must remember,” Mr. Biden said, standing in front of the Reflecting Pool, which was surrounded by 400 lights meant to mark the 400,000 people who have died from Covid-19. WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.

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Electrical Brain Stimulation May Alleviate Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors

Electrical Brain Stimulation May Alleviate Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is marked by repetitive, anxiety-inducing thoughts, urges and compulsions, such as excessive cleaning, counting and checking. These behaviors are also prevalent in the general population: one study in a large sample of U.S.

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Electrical Brain Stimulation May Alleviate Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors

Electrical Brain Stimulation May Alleviate Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is marked by repetitive, anxiety-inducing thoughts, urges and compulsions, such as excessive cleaning, counting and checking. These behaviors are also prevalent in the general population: one study in a large sample of U.S.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/electrical-brain-stimulation-may-alleviate-obsessive-compulsive-behaviors/

AirPods Max teardown makes Sony and Bose headphones look ‘like toys’

AirPods Max teardown makes Sony and Bose headphones look ‘like toys’

iFixit’s long in the making AirPods Max teardown is finally complete, giving an exhaustive look at the internals of Apple’s debut over-ear headphones and an idea of how easy they are to repair.

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Outer space is a mess that Moriba Jah wants to clean up

Outer space is a mess that Moriba Jah wants to clean up

With each new satellite that reaches orbit, the space above our heads gets a little more congested. There are about 3,000 active satellites in use today, but that number is changing quickly, especially as companies like Starlink send up 60 small satellites in a single launch.

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Capitol Police intelligence report warned three days before attack that ‘Congress itself’ could be targeted

Capitol Police intelligence report warned three days before attack that ‘Congress itself’ could be targeted

Three days before thousands of rioters converged on the U.S. Capitol, an internal Capitol Police intelligence report warned of a violent scenario in which “Congress itself” could be the target of angry supporters of President Trump on Jan.

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Telegram says it ‘shut down hundreds of public calls for violence’ in US last week

Telegram says it ‘shut down hundreds of public calls for violence’ in US last week

Amid rising political tensions in the United States, Telegram founder Pavel Durov says his chat service has taken down hundreds of public calls for violence, in accordance with the platform’s terms of service.

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Capitol rioter planned to sell Nancy Pelosi’s laptop to Russian spies, witness told FBI

Capitol rioter planned to sell Nancy Pelosi’s laptop to Russian spies, witness told FBI

A capitol rioter may have stolen Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop with plans to sell it to the Russian government, according to an FBI affidavit filed on Sunday.

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Virgin Orbit carries satellites to space for the first time

Virgin Orbit carries satellites to space for the first time

Virgin Orbit’s second launch demonstration flight has been smoother than its first. The company has carried customer satellites into space for the first time after the Cosmic Girl host aircraft successfully deployed the LauncherOne rocket over the Pacific Ocean for its latest test.

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Asics used EEGs to prove that, yes, running makes you happier

Asics used EEGs to prove that, yes, running makes you happier

It’s taken as read that exercise can make you happier, healthier and more resilient, at least if you actually enjoy running. Asics, with an eye on selling you a new pair of sneakers, recruited a researcher from Kings College London to put some numbers on those claims. Dr.

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Biden Names Top Geneticist Eric Lander as Science Adviser

Biden Names Top Geneticist Eric Lander as Science Adviser

US president-elect Joe Biden has chosen decorated geneticist Eric Lander as presidential science adviser and director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

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WarnerMedia extends its 20 percent discount on HBO Max subscriptions

WarnerMedia extends its 20 percent discount on HBO Max subscriptions

Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Verge Deals stamp of approval, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be.

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‘Outside the Wire’ teaser shows Anthony Mackie as a cyborg solider

‘Outside the Wire’ teaser shows Anthony Mackie as a cyborg solider

Netflix has been fairly quiet about Outside the Wire, a sci-fi thriller starring Anthony Mackie from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Altered Carbon. But today we’re getting our first look at the action thanks to a just-released teaser trailer that shows Mackie playing an android super-soldier.

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Apple is again extending TV Plus trials to July

Apple is again extending TV Plus trials to July

According to 9to5Mac, Apple will be extending its free year-long trials of its TV Plus service to customers until July 2021. The trials were originally included with the purchase of any Apple device (e.g., an iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV) and were initially set to last until November 1st, 2020.

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