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Facebook bug prevented users from deleting their accounts
Until just a few days ago, some Facebook users could not delete their accounts — the option to do so simply didn't work. After VentureBeat reached out to Facebook regarding the issue, an engineer was able to squash the bug. Every few months, there's a ...
Apple and Amazon blast China hack chip report
Both Apple and Amazon have denounced a report by Bloomberg claiming Chinese intelligence managed to compromise them via a tiny malicious microchip fixed to server motherboards. The report was published today, citing both “government and corporate ...
It's No Longer Just a Trade War Between the US and China
The U.S. confrontation with China that has been ramping up over the past year due to heightened trade tensions, military showdowns, and diplomatic ill will escalated to new levels on Thursday with a double-barreled assault on Beijing's growing economic ...
US military project could be seen as a bioweapon, scientists warn
A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential biological weapon. In an opinion paper published Thursday ...
New York Times
Deep in Human DNA, a Gift From the Neanderthals
New York Times
People of Asian and European descent — almost anyone with origins outside of Africa — have inherited a sliver of DNA from some unusual ancestors: the Neanderthals. These genes are the result of repeated interbreeding long ago between Neanderthals ...
US Air Force says California residents may hear sonic booms this weekend
People living and otherwise located in central California this weekend may be in for brief moments of noisiness, but the United States Air Force says not to panic. Sonic booms may be heard in the region resulting from a planned space test that'll ...
No Multiplayer In AC Odyssey, But The Franchise Isn't Necessarily Done With It
Ubisoft is once again exploring the possibility of adding multiplayer to Assassin's Creed. After 2010, several of the mainline Assassin's Creed games supported some form of a multiplayer mode, but the feature was cut after 2014's Assassin's Creed Unity.
More Telltale Employees Laid Off As Studio Continues Its Collapse
After Telltale laid off roughly 90% of its staff on September 21, the studio said the remaining 25 employees would proceed with finishing work on Minecraft: Story Mode, an interactive show for Netflix. Today, a narrative designer who was one of those ...
Cassini's Death Dive into Saturn Reveals Weird Ring 'Rain' & Other Surprises
To distant, Earthling eyes, the gap between Saturn and its rings looks calm, like a deep breath of empty space between one beautifully intricate structure and another. But in 11 new papers, born from the demise of one of NASA's most beloved planetary ...
No free lunch for renewables: More wind power would warm US
Ramping up wind power in America would also dial up the nation's temperatures, a new study out of Harvard found. While wind energy is widely celebrated as environmentally friendly, the researchers concluded that a dramatic, all-out expansion in the ...