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Top Stories: Apple loses iPhone SE and AirTags, Apple buys Dark Sky and more

When the calendar was postponed to April this week, there were again some leaks and rumors, particularly Apple itself, which revealed some pointers to a couple of long-rumored products: a new low-cost iPhone SE and AirTags article tracker. [19659002] Subscribe to MacRumors' YouTube channel to see more videos. Apple also purchased the popular Dark Sky weather app, while Amazon's Prime …

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Jean-Luc Picard is the captain we need right now

The new CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard shows the return of legendary character Captain Jean-Luc Picard, who was last seen in the 2002 film Star Trek: Nemesis was. Science fiction writer Daniel H. Wilson was excited about Patrick Stewart's return to the Star Trek universe. "As an actor, he chose this character," says Wilson in episode 408 of …

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Space photos of the week: Fantastic planets and ancient gods

In 1781 the astronomer William Herschel discovered a new planet. He wanted it Georgian Sidus (George's star) after King George III. Call, but all other planets in the solar system are named after Roman gods. Mitastronom Johanne Bode suggested that the name Uranus (a Greek god) would fit better, although it took another 50 years for the name to prevail. …

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The JavaScript framework that puts websites on a diet

Web sites are too big for . According to HTTP Archive, a website that tracks the performance of websites and the technologies they use, the average website is around 2 megabytes. You can safely download 2 megabytes in less than a second over a good 4G mobile connection. However, today's websites are problematic for people with slow connections or low …

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In Xinjiang, tourism erodes the last traces of the Uyghur culture

Like the rest of the country China's far-western province of Xinjiang is slowly opening up after having been almost completely banned for months to stop the spread of Covid-19. Over the past six years, however, the Chinese government has focused on stopping the spread of what they consider to be a different type of contagion in the region – the …

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Texts from politicians could be more dangerous than ever

Covid-19 forced US political campaigns in 2020 to give up door-to-door acquisitions, rallies, and fundraisers and look for ways to build meaningful relationships, like the rest of us. Politicians want to be your quarantine buddy, which shouldn't be too difficult since they already have your number. Campaigns have shifted their focus to peer-to-peer SMS (P2P) – a phenomenon that a …

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A notorious spyware vendor wants to track the spread of corona viruses

Everyone is concerned about zoom this week. As video conferencing software rose to 200 million users on widespread local jobs, security and data protection professionals have cataloged a number of problems. It is probably perfectly fine for most people! But above all, if you need real, encrypted end-to-end meetings, Zoom may give you a minute to get together. Zoom is …

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Japan plans to test favipiravir, a drug used to treat Covid-19

At the end of February executives at Fujifilm's Tokyo headquarters tried to coordinate with a team of 100 people responsible for an unprecedented task in their 86-year history: Japan's health minister Katsunobu Kato had recruited the camera and the imaging company's help in fighting Covid-19. At the time, only about 130 people in the country were infected. But a pandemic …

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