WhatsApp loses MILLIONS of users to rivals Telegram and Signal ahead of privacy policy update

Millions of WhatsApp users have taken the drastic step of abandoning the app, following a poorly explained update to the terms and conditions. Rival apps have gained many of these disgruntled users, with new figures shared by the UK parliament’s home affairs committee showing that Signal gained 7.5 million users in the first three weeks of … Read more WhatsApp loses MILLIONS of users to rivals Telegram and Signal ahead of privacy policy update

Google’s mobile platform is getting a ‘bubblier’ makeover that features an edge-to-edge design

New Year, new Google! The search giant’s mobile platform is getting a ‘bubblier’ makeover that features an edge-to-edge design and rounder elements Color will be used ‘more intentionally’ to highlight info without being distracting Text will be bolder and bigger, with more Google fonts used throughout Results will fill up the screen with an edge-to-edge … Read more Google’s mobile platform is getting a ‘bubblier’ makeover that features an edge-to-edge design

Zebras with spots and gold fur are observed in Africa that are genetic mutations from inbreeding

Zebras are known for their black and white stripes, but over several years scientists have noticed some of the animals bear spots, odd patterns and even gold fur. Such alterations, usually caused by genetic mutations, are rarely observed in mammals, which has sparked a new study into what is causing the zebras to change. A … Read more Zebras with spots and gold fur are observed in Africa that are genetic mutations from inbreeding

Conquistadores butchered Aztec women and children as revenge for Spaniards being killed and eaten

Anthropologists have pieced together the grisly details of one of the most gruesome encounters between Spanish conquistadors and the Aztecs in late-16th century Mexico. In 2019 archaeologists at a site outside Mexico City uncovered evidence of a slaughter of a European convoy by Aztec villagers—who mutilated and ate their captives, including children and pregnant women. … Read more Conquistadores butchered Aztec women and children as revenge for Spaniards being killed and eaten

Rare 5,000-year-old crystal dagger is uncovered in Prehistoric Iberian megalithic tomb in Spain

Ancient tools that once belonged to prehistoric civilizations have been found all over the world, but a discovery in Spain is unlike those traditionally made of stone or flint. A team excavating the megalithic tomb of Montelirio tholos in 2007 through 2010 uncovered a dagger formed from rock crystal that experts say is the ‘most … Read more Rare 5,000-year-old crystal dagger is uncovered in Prehistoric Iberian megalithic tomb in Spain

Covid UK: 70% support use of tracking technology, study suggests 

About seven in 10 Brits are in favour of location-tracking technology during the coronavirus pandemic – regardless of if it’s opt-in or compulsory, a study suggests. UK researchers conducted surveys of more than 3,500 British adults last spring, during the grips of the virus’s first wave, on their willingness to use such tech.  70 per … Read more Covid UK: 70% support use of tracking technology, study suggests 

Hidden message in White House website HTML invites coders to apply for job with U.S. Digital Service

The Biden administration has put a secret ‘help wanted’ sign for crack computer coders on the revamped White House website. Shortly after Wednesday’s inauguration, a hidden section of HTML code was added to Whitehouse.gov, inviting applicants to apply to work for the United States Digital Service (USDS), an elite non-partisan technology unit in the Executive … Read more Hidden message in White House website HTML invites coders to apply for job with U.S. Digital Service

Legally blind man regains sight following the first successful artificial cornea treatment

Jamal Furani, 78, lost his sight 10 years ago due to corneal disease, but thanks for modern science, the Israeli man is able to see once again. Furani received an artificial cornea implant that integrated directly into the eyewall and following the one-hour surgery, he was able to recognize family members and read numbers on … Read more Legally blind man regains sight following the first successful artificial cornea treatment

70% of Brits support use of tracking technology, study suggests 

About seven in 10 Brits are in favour of location-tracking technology during the coronavirus pandemic – regardless of if it’s opt-in or compulsory, a study suggests. UK researchers conducted surveys of more than 3,500 British adults last spring, during the grips of the virus’s first wave, on their willingness to use such tech.  70 per … Read more 70% of Brits support use of tracking technology, study suggests 

Health: Lab-grown human muscle shows that exercising can prevent chronic inflammation

Lab-grown human muscle shows that exercising can ‘almost completely’ prevent chronic inflammation which causes tissue to waste away Inflammation stems from the over-reaction of the body’s immune system Chronic inflammation can cause muscle tissue to waste and lose its structure  Experts believe a molecule called ‘interferon gamma’ is behind this wastage  Yet it was unclear how … Read more Health: Lab-grown human muscle shows that exercising can prevent chronic inflammation