AmiMoJo shares a report from Boing Boing: Researchers at Flinders University knocked out a gene known as RCAN1 in mice, hypothesizing that this would increase “non-shivering thermogenesis,” which “expends calories as heat rather than storing them as fat” — the mice were fed a high-calorie diet and did not gain weight. In particular, the modified […]
Ukrainian vulnerability researcher has found a bug that would have allowed him to download all the activation keys (also known as CD keys) made available through the Steam gaming platform, for any game, ever. From a report: Discovered by Artem Moskowsky, the bug resided in Steamworks, a platform that Valve runs to help developers with […]
Enlarge / Travis Kalanick, co-founder of Uber, seen here in December 2016. (credit: Bloomberg / Getty Images News) In the high-profile Waymo v. Uber trade secrets lawsuit, the barbs are flying at a nonstop pace. Last Friday, the deposition of Travis Kalanick, who was CEO of Uber until June 2017, was made available for the first […]
With CES and the Detroit auto show already behind it, the auto industry’s off to a great year. The post 10 Outstanding Rides 2017 Has Already Given the World appeared first on WIRED.
Models produced by researchers at Imperial College London indicate that the ongoing Zika epidemic in parts of Latin American will likely burn itself out within three years. Finally, we have some good news to share about this dreadful disease. Read more…
Intel Skylake die shot. (credit: Intel) If you own a system with an Intel 6th generation Core processor—more memorably known as Skylake—and run Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you’ll have to think about upgrading to Windows 10 within the next 18 months. Microsoft announced today that after July 17, 2017, only the “most critical” security […]
Australian court tires of Dallas Buyers Club‘s litigation over payment demands Australia’s Federal Court has told Big Content to stop pfaffing around and make reasonable demands of those accused of illegally downloading The Dallas Buyers Club (DBC).…
Warren Buffett Has Secretly Given Millions To Support Reproductive Health, Research For IUD Technology. Headshot of Cameron Keady. Cameron Keady Associate Editor, Good News, The Huffington Post.
Photo sharing site Twitpic will not be deleting its substantial archive of tweeted pictures after all, it announced today, after coming to an agreement with Twitter. Twitpic announced in September that it would be closing down and deleting all the pictures it had hosted—rendering millions of historic tweets meaningless—after a trademark dispute with Twitter. Twitter […]