Daily Archives: September 1, 2019

Part cow, part… bacterium? Biotech company makes heifer of gene-editing blunder

https://arstechnica.com/?p=1560849 Enlarge / A Holstein calf, which has not been gene-edited. 0 with 0 posters participating A Minnesota-based gene-editing company is left red in the face after it took on bull genetics—and got slammed. The company, Recombinetics, set out years … Continue reading

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Cops Take Over a Botnet to Clear Malware Off Nearly a Million PCs

https://www.wired.com/story/retadup-malware-botnet-ios-hacking-iran-cyberattack-security-news The week may have started relatively quiet, but it ended with a shock: Google security researchers revealed Thursday night that it had observed a hacking campaign that hit thousands of iPhones, completely upending conventional wisdom about iOS security. Apple … Continue reading

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Check if Your Mobile Carrier is Throttling Netflix With This App

https://lifehacker.com/check-if-your-mobile-carrier-is-throttling-netflix-with-1837781730 Image: Chesnot / Contributor (Getty) A recent study by Northwestern University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst found that every major carrier in the United States has artificially slowed down videos from places like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube. … Continue reading

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Just How Bad is Amazon’s Banned Products Problem?

https://gizmodo.com/just-how-bad-is-amazons-banned-products-problem-1837778839 Photo: Ross D. Franklin (AP) The average American purportedly has more trust in Amazon than their own government, which makes recent reports on thousands of potentially unsafe products making their way onto the company’s online marketplace particularly terrifying. More … Continue reading

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Windows 10 will let you reinstall the OS from the cloud

https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/31/windows-10-reinstall-from-cloud/ To date, reinstalling Windows has meant using a local copy — either something already stored on your PC (and thus at risk of going bad) or something external. Soon, though, it might just be a matter of grabbing it … Continue reading

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Volocopter proves its air taxi can work with air traffic control

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/08/31/volocopter-air-taxi-airport-test-flight-traffic/ Volocopter is one of the first flying taxi companies to integrate into air traffic control systems, but others aren’t too far behind. As Engadget‘s Andrew Tarantola wrote, more than 70 companies are currently developing their own personal flying vehicles. Uber, in … Continue reading

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