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The ship blocking the Suez is finally unstuck, but we could see bottlenecks like this again

Science May 15, 2021 0 Comments

Rinson Chory on UnsplashThis story has been updated. It was first published on 3/26/2021. Like a blood clot in an artery, the enormous container ship was stuck in the Suez Canal, cutting off the flow of goods at a crucial byway in the world’s circulatory system of trade. On Monday, March 29, the vessel finally was “successfully refloated,” the Suez…

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8 creative ways to add flair to your Instagram stories

Science May 15, 2021 0 Comments

Plann / UnsplashNo one would blame you for thinking Instagram’s customization options for Stories are somewhat limited. You can add text, a GIF, draw something, and plug in a tune. But when used in creative ways, these tools are more than enough to create stories that’ll capture your followers’ attention. Periods can become polka dots or squares to compose a…

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NFTs are blowing up the digital art and collectibles worlds. Here’s how they work.

Science May 14, 2021 0 Comments

Sakura Phutthalong This story was originally published in early March, 2021 and has been updated. Twitter founder Jack Dorsey sold his first tweet for more than $2 million. NFL star Rob Gronkowski would like for you to purchase his most notable Super Bowl moments. A guy named Beeple sold quirky digital illustrations for almost $70 million through one of the…

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Go update your Apple gadgets right now to avoid this new security vulnerability

Science May 13, 2021 0 Comments

Stan HoraczekIt’s the weekend, which is typically a great time to lay in bed all day vising sketchy websites. This weekend, however, Apple strongly recommends you update your iPhone, iPad, and Watch before you go cruising around the web. Yesterday, the company rolled out iOS 14.4.2, watchOS 7.3.3, and iPadOS 14.4.2 to close up a vulnerability poses an “active” security…

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Why you should use Discord (even if you’re not a gamer)

Science May 12, 2021 0 Comments

DiscordRight now, there’s a rumor floating around the tech sphere suggesting that Microsoft may buy the online chat app Discord for roughly $10 billion. That may sound surprising to some people who haven’t even heard of the service, or think that it’s still geared toward gamers as it was at the beginning. While Discord didn’t become a global communication darling…

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This drone will refuel Naval fighter jets by 2024

Science May 11, 2021 0 Comments

Duncan Bevan / US Air ForceWhen the Navy’s Super Hornet fighter jets take off from an aircraft carrier, they are sometimes accompanied by squadmates loaded down with five extra tanks of fuel. A few hundred miles into the mission, these fighter-jet tankers will top off the tanks of their compatriots, boosting their range, before heading back. This is complex, difficult…

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Photoshop’s new Super Resolution feature makes images bigger, not blurrier

Science May 10, 2021 0 Comments

Stan HoraczekUpscaling a digital photo typically destroys its image quality. You lose detail and sharpness while adding ugly objects called artifacts to the file that make the whole picture look crunchy and unappealing. For years, however, companies like Adobe have been working on algorithms to try to bring the CSI “enhance” feature out of the world of TV fiction and…

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OnePlus 9 Pro: Everything you need to know about this new flagship Android phone

Science May 9, 2021 0 Comments

OnePlusIt takes a lot for a smartphone camera to stand out when it comes to performance at the moment. Today, OnePlus announced its new 9 Pro and 9 flagship smartphones with a focus on a revamped camera system. Here are the key things you need to know about the company’s new top-end phones. We’ll start with the OnePlus 9 Pro.…

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