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Latest advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including medical breakthroughs, space exploration, and new gadgets and software.

Ikea’s new gaming furniture looks like furniture, not an energy drink

Ikea is introducing a new range of gaming furniture that subverts the usual dark, edgy “gamer” aesthetic for designs that are more likely to blend in with your existing home decor.  Seating is the main focus. There’s an armchair that folds out into a lounging position, a rocking-style chair designed to swing with your body’s […]

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Are you languishing in life? Here’s how to find your purpose again

Like many people, my mental health took an enormous hit during the covid-19 pandemic. I felt lonely and lost, unsure of the direction of my life. Mundane tasks like making my bed became overwhelming, and I was uninterested in activities that once brought me joy. I wasn’t sad, but I wasn’t happy either. I was

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Best MS Office Pro 2021 and Windows 11 Pro deal: 86% off

TL;DR: The Microsoft Office Professional 2021 for Windows Lifetime License and Windows 11 Pro Bundle is on sale for £47.73, saving you 86% on list price. We are all looking for ways to streamline our lives. If you need to upgrade your computer, the Microsoft Office Pro 2021 lifetime license for Windows and Windows 11

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Pula raises $20M Series B to provide agricultural insurance to farmers in Africa, Asia and LatAm

Pula, an insurtech based in Kenya, has since 2015 been keen on enhancing the access to agricultural insurance by small-holder farmers across emerging markets, shielding them against losses from pests, diseases and/or extreme weather events like floods and droughts. So far, the insurtech has supported 15.4 million farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America to

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Blackmagic Design releases a DaVinci Resolve editing panel for iPads

At 14.33 inches by 7.18 inches, the Micro Color Panel is about the size of a computer keyboard. It has an iPad Pro mounting slot and connects either via Bluetooth or USB-C. Besides being smaller than Blackmagic’s other color panels, the Micro is also significantly cheaper (The next one up — the Mini Panel —

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Tesla halves the price of its Full Self Driving (Supervised) subscription to $99 per month

The price of a monthly subscription to Tesla’s (kind-of) self-driving software has just been cut in half. Tesla’s Full Self Driving (Supervised) subscription now costs $99 per month, a reduction from the previous standard of $199. Tesla instituted the $199 monthly upgrade fee in 2021, back when its self-driving system was still in beta. It

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Super-muscular 374-pound kangaroos once thumped around Australia and New Guinea

Earth used to be absolutely crawling with more megafauna. The fossil record is full of enormous birds like New Zealand’s Heracles inexpectatus, giant lemurs from Madagascar, large marine reptiles that would put today’s sea snakes to shame. Paleontologists have now found evidence of three unusual new species of giant fossil kangaroo in present day Australia

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AGI: How machine mathematicians may finally deliver AI with human-level reasoning

In pure mathematics, very occasionally, breakthroughs arrive like bolts from the blue – the result of such inspired feats of reasoning and creativity that they seem to push the very bounds of intelligence. In 2016, for instance, mathematician Timothy Gowers marvelled at a solution to the cap set problem, which has to do with finding

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Rolser Wallaby Tweed 2-Wheel Foldable Shopping Trolley Review: Practical Good Looks

Some of the greatest icons of the streets of Paris are les dames d’un certain âge pulling their grocery trolleys down the sidewalk. In my mind, theirs always seem to be rickety things, giant wire baskets on cheap plastic wheels all holding a tarp-like bag into which they can put wine, cheese, leeks, and baguettes.

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NYT ‘Connections’ hints and answers for April 15: Tips to solve ‘Connections’ #309.

Connections is the latest New York Times word game that’s captured the public’s attention. The game is all about finding the “common threads between words.” And just like Wordle, Connections resets after midnight and each new set of words gets trickier and trickier—so we’ve served up some hints and tips to get you over the

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TechCrunch Mobility: Cruise robotaxis return and Ford’s BlueCruise comes under scrutiny

Welcome back to TechCrunch Mobility — your central hub for news and insights on the future of transportation. Sign up here — just click TechCrunch Mobility — to receive the newsletter every weekend in your inbox. Subscribe for free. It was another wild week in the world of transportation, particularly in the EV startup and automated driving industries.

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Google’s Pixel 9 may get an Apple-like satellite SOS feature

Google could be adding a feature very similar to Apple’s Emergency SOS feature to the Pixel 9 and the next Pixel Fold. That’s according to leaker Kamila Wojciechowska, who writes for Android Authority that the company would partner with T-Mobile to offer the feature but may add other providers later. Just like Apple’s system, Google’s

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10 Years Ago, Game of Thrones Gave Joffrey What He Had Coming

Back in its heyday, Game of Thrones looooooved killing off characters. Whether they were sad, hilarious, or kind of dumb, those ends have been memorable in their own ways, the mark of a good show filled with great actors. And who can forget the death of Jack Gleason’s Joffrey Baratheon, one of the show’s most

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Apple claims Epic is trying to ‘micromanage’ its business operations in a new court filing

Last month, Epic Games filed a motion asking a California judge to hold Apple in contempt for what it claims are violations of a 2021 injunction relating to the company’s App Store practices. Now, Apple is asking the judge to reject Epic’s request, alleging in a new filing spotted by that the motion is an

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