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19 Things You Can Do in iOS 13 That You Couldn’t Before

Happy iOS 13 day! If you’ve got an iPhone 6s or something newer, get ready for your iOS 13 update, which will roll out today. We’ve seen beta releases and on-stage demos, but here’s the definitive list of all the new features and settings you can now play around with on your phone. Read More >>

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Backpacking Researchers Accidentally Discover Grasshopper-Eating Wolf

Some of the most serendipitous discoveries about nature can be prompted by just about anything, like finding the first known venomous frog by accidentally grabbing the business end of one, or revealing a new owl species by eavesdropping on its unplaceable hooting. Or, perhaps, you might stumble upon a really weird turd. Read More >>

Why Fast Food Is the Ticking Time Bomb of Job Automation

Earlier this month, the automation-focused US presidential candidate Andrew Yang tweeted, “Fast food may be first.” He was commenting on a new CNBC report that reported annual employee turnover rates of 100 per cent at Panera Bread, an American cafe chain – a figure that is low for the fast food industry, which can see annual turnover of up to 150 per cent. Those figures may seem ridiculous, but they’re a reality: Fast food restaurants regularly see more than their entire workforce turn over every year. And that is why industry experts – and Andrew Yang – warn that it’s ripe for automation and may be the first field to become entirely automated. Read More >>

Criminal Gangs Are Behind the Destruction of the Brazilian Amazon

Criminals, violence, and illegal activity drive deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, according to a new report. This is a brutal reminder that the people setting the Amazon rainforest on fire will do so at any cost – even human life. Read More >>

The World Is ‘Grossly’ Unprepared for the Next Major Pandemic, Watchdog Finds

A report compiled by an independent group of experts claims that governments and NGOs are woefully unprepared for the next big pandemic, while subsequently warning of a “very real threat” for a global-scale pandemic to kill 50 million to 80 million people. Read More >>

Before US Senate Inquiry, Facebook Scrambles to Look Busy

“There’s been a general feeling from the platform companies of kind of playing rope-a-dope with the Congress,” Senator Ed Markey told a small audience gathered in the US Federal Election Commission’s headquarters around 9am on Tuesday. Four hours later, Markey’s well-informed inference was proven true yet again when Facebook trotted out a new blog post titled “Combating Hate and Extremism,” Read More >>

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A Peek Into the Soviet Computer Revolution

One of the largest and coolest collections of Soviet computers in the world resides in a flat in Mariupol, Ukraine. Dmitriy Cherepanov started Club 8-bit with a small collection of computers built when the Soviet bloc was crafting its own personal computers. Read More >>

Mathematicians No Longer Stumped by the Number 3

Just on the heels of finding three cubed numbers that sum to 42, scientists have passed another important milestone by finding three enormous cubes that sum to 3. Read More >>

Man Accused of Using Drone to Airdrop Explosives Onto Ex-Girlfriend’s Property

Prosecutors have accused an autoworker of using a drone to drop bombs on his ex-girlfriend’s home in Washington Township, in the US state of Pennsylvania. Read More >>

Just Days Ahead of Employee Climate Strike, Microsoft Announces Partnership with Chevron to Accelerate Oil Extraction

Mere days before Microsoft workers are set to walk out of their jobs and publicly call on their employer to reduce carbon emissions and sever its ties with fossil fuel companies, the tech giant has announced a major partnership with two of the biggest corporations in the oil industry. Microsoft employees have responded with a fiery statement condemning the partnership and calling on fellow employees to join them in walking out on September 20th. Read More >>

This Toy Story 4 Alternate Ending Would’ve Screwed Over Bo Peep

After spending some time away, Bo Peep made her badass return in Toy Story 4She introduced Woody to the idea that toys don’t have to stay devoted to one kid, but can do lots of things – like help other toys find their own path. It was a message the franchise needed, about how we all have a choice about what we do with our lives. And it could’ve been squandered. Read More >>

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Foodie Monsters Eat Their Way to Friendship in This Adorable Stop-Motion Tale

Nothing brings friends together like a shared meal – but what happens when one friend does all the cooking, and then the other proceeds to gobble everything down without sharing? Tsuneo Goda’s wonderful stop-motion tale Mogu & Perol digs into this dicey situation. Read More >>

Huawei Unveils Its GT 2 Smartwatch With Overhauled Features and Nifty New Ones

Huawei's Mate 30 launch event has finally arrived, and while leaks purporting to reveal everything that was going to be unveiled haven't been 100 per cent on the nose, they were right about the GT 2 smartwatch. Read More >>

You Can Now Get a myFirst Drone for Kids Because This is the World We Live in Now

If letting your kids loose with your expensive drone is something you're not quite down with, have you considered the terrible idea of getting them their own? Because Oaxis has, and now it's become a reality. Read More >>

Huawei’s Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro Pack Big Cams and Blazing 5G Support

Now that Apple has announced its latest batch of iPhones, it’s time for Huawei to hit back with some high-end phones of its own, the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro. Read More >>

Burger King Removes 320 Tonnes of Plastic Toys From Kids’ Meals

Burger King UK is launching The Meltdown – but no, you don't eat it. It's not cheese that's melting, it's plastic. And you don't eat that, at least not on purpose. The Meltdown campaign is part of a multi-pronged attack on plastic that's seeing the chain bin all plastic toy promotions across the UK network for good, and to celebrate, it's asking customers to bring in their unwanted plastic junk for recycling. Read More >>