One of the ways that Samsung moved away from having a notch on its Galaxy S10 family of smartphones was to put the front-facing camera and sensors in the display, leaving a small cutout in the corner of the screen.Users have created some clever wallpapers to hide the hole, and Samsung recently partnered with Disney to release a series of its own custom wallpapers that camouflage the cameraHiding the hole is pretty easy with the right wallpaper: it just needs to be surrounded by something that’s black, or call attention to it with something is actually a hole, or at least a small, round dot.Samsung partnered with Disney for its own series of wallpapers featuring characters from Frozen, Zootopia, and The Incredibles.Most of Samsung’s official phone themes aren’t free — users can use them for 14 days before they expire and revert back to the phone’s default theme, unless they pay for it — but the company says that these new Disney ones will be free for Galaxy S10 and S10E (The Galaxy S10 Plus has a pill-shaped hole punch, and doesn’t seem to be included) users.
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Scientists believe they have located organic matter that is extraterrestrial in origin, in 3.3 billion year old rocks in the Makhonjwa Mountains in South Africa.This offers support to the theory that organic chemicals from space arrived on our planet aboard a meteorite and created the building blocks for the first development on life.Geologists investigated a region of the Makhonjwa Mountains called the Josefdal Chert, which contains a large deposit of ancient volcanic rock.The rock formed in layers, and beneath the surface are carbon-filled layers from which the researchers collected samples.They analyzed the samples using a technique called Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy (EPR) which studies the spins of electrons to figure out the origin of the organic matter.The findings showed similar signals to those seen in meteorites containing carbon, suggest that some of the material originated from outside of Earth.
Here’s a feel-good story to carry you through the bank holiday weekend.Veterinarians at Michigan State University in the U.S. say they were able to save the life of a one-year-old Rottweiler named Stella who had been horrifically burned, thanks in part to an innovative technology that uses fish skin to help the body heal itself.Though she survived, she was left with severe second- and three-degree burns over 10 per cent of her body, serious breathing problems caused by smoke inhalation, and scarred eyes.Ordinarily, dogs like Stella would be put under general anaesthesia so that skin grafts can be easily placed onto the affected areas.“We had to get creative with her burns because of the significant trauma to Stella’s lungs,” Brea Sandness, a veterinarian and surgical resident at MSU, said in a university release detailing Stella’s case.“She wasn’t a great candidate for anaesthesia because of her respiratory injuries.”
Since then, the Moog name has become synonymous with synthesis and iconic pieces of hardware like the Minimoog.Now, the Bob Moog Foundation has opened the Moogseum — a museum dedicated to Moog’s work and other important music devices — in Asheville, North Carolina.The museum had its soft opening this week but will officially celebrate a grand opening on August 15th.The 1,400 square foot space features an immersive visualization dome that lets guests “step inside a circuit board” to see how electricity becomes sound, and a recreation of Bob Moog’s workbench.There are also rare theremins on display, prototype synth modules from the late ‘60s, many of Moog’s personal work documents, a hands-on exhibit to learn about sound synthesis, Minimoogs to play with, and more.When Robert Moog debuted the Moog synthesizer in 1964, it was a starkly different alternative to what was available in the market.
Summer camp can be challenging enough for an awkward 13-year-old nerdy kid without aliens invading and turning the surrounding region into a war zone.In the film, four misfit kids from very different backgrounds meet at a summer adventure camp in southern California's San Bernardino Mountains.Then aliens invade and Alex (Jack Gore), ZhenZhen (Miya Cech), Dariush (Benjamin Flores, Jr.) and Gabriel (Alessio Scalzotto) find themselves stranded alone in the woods when they miss the evacuation.She knows the location of the alien mother ship and gives the kids a flash drive with that data, asking them with her dying breath to take it to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena.(There are plenty of sly nods to those films in Rim of the World, because our four young heroes are naturally highly media savvy.)His agent initially told him there wasn't a market for such a film—and then the resounding success of Stranger Things changed the industry's mind.
Every week, Parrot Analytics provides Business Insider the most in-demand original TV shows on streaming services.Netflix recently announced the release date and episode details for its upcoming fifth season of the hit sci-fi anthology series, "Black Mirror," and now the show has skyrocketed in demand among audiences in anticipation for its return.The data is based on " demand expressions," the globally standardized TV demand measurement unit from Parrot Analytics.Description: "Reunited by their father's death, estranged siblings with extraordinary powers uncover shocking family secrets — and a looming threat to humanity."Discovery joining forces with Captain Christopher Pike on a new mission to investigate seven mysterious red signals and the appearance of an unknown being called the Red Angel.Rotten Tomatoes critic score (Season 2): 82%
I recently decided to upgrade the chair in my home office.But instead of buying another office chair, I decided to look at gaming chairs.Secretlab, a company known for its ergonomic gaming chairs, was kind enough to let me try its popular Omega chair.After sitting uncomfortably in a standard office chair for too long, I decided to upgrade.I reached out to Secretlab— a company founded in 2014 by two competitive "Starcraft II" players — which was kind enough to send me one of their most popular chairs, the Omega, to use at home.Building the first half of the chair took maybe 20 to 30 minutes.
The World Health Organization now officially recognizes ‘Gaming Disorder’ as a condition, though critics say there isn’t enough evidence to substantiate it.The decision to recognize Gaming Disorder was made during the 72nd World Health Assembly this weekend; the disorder is included in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).According to WHO, gaming disorder is ‘a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior, which may be online or offline,’ that includes the following issues:– Impaired control over gaming (e.g., onset, frequency, intensity, duration, termination, context)– Increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities– Continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.
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Japanese drug maker Otsuka Pharmaceutical agreed to pay as much as $300 million to Click Therapeutics Inc. in January to develop digital therapies for patients with major depression.News of the deal opened the eyes of digital health entrepreneurs and investors to the possibility that partnering with Big Pharma, rather than trying to disrupt the industry, could open up big opportunities.While the field of “digital health” spans over 380,000 applications (from diet apps to software for digitizing healthcare records), digital therapeutics (or “DTx” for short) focus on preventing, managing, or treating health conditions — either alone or in conjunction with traditional, non-digital practices.Patients are often have limited access to traditional healthcare due to costs, location, etc.Not only is it cheaper since it is operated via software; it is also far more convenient.DTx will give pharmaceutical companies and physicians real-time results from patients and, through accurate and normalized big data, will continue to provide powerful insights over time that can be used to improve treatment, or even create entirely new products.
A recent spate of ransomware attacks in Baltimore and other U.S. cities has been executed using a tool developed by the National Security Agency (NSA).Thousands of people in Baltimore have been locked out of their computers in the past three weeks, causing disruption across the city.The EternalBlue exploit takes advantage of a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows machines to infiltrate target computers.2017’s WannaCry attack used the software, as did Russia’s NotPetya attack on Ukraine last year.Many local governments do not regularly update their computers, leaving them vulnerable to exploits.In Baltimore, hospitals, airports, ATMs, shipping operators, and vaccine-producing factories have all been effected in the last few weeks.
The post-launch plans for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night have been revealed, but one paid DLC has stirred controversy among the backers of the game’s Kickstarter roots.Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, a spiritual successor of the Castlevania series, started life in 2015 as a Kickstarter project.Behind the game was Koji Igarashi, the longest-running producer of the Castlevania franchise.The side-scrolling action game blasted through its Kickstarter goal in just one day.For a short while, it held the record for the most-backed video game on the crowdfunding website, until Shenmue 3 surpassed it after just one week.Less than a month before Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will finally be released, developer 505 Games revealed its post-launch content.
The title of this year’s Call of Duty was leaked as simply Modern Warfare, followed by more information on the Infinity Ward game.Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, released in 2007, was the first game in the sub-series, followed by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in 2009 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 in 2011.Call of Duty 2019 is called…Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.— LongSensation (@LongSensationYT) May 24, 2019The sources of Kotaku’s Jason Schreier confirmed the title of the 2019 Call of Duty, and that the Infinity Ward project will be a “soft reboot” of the original Modern Warfare.
Your smartphone has become almost an extension of your persona.Unlike you, it runs on battery power and must be recharged often to function properly.You can charge a lithium-based battery any old time – you don’t have to let it completely drain before charging it back up to 100%.Here are some strategies you can use every day to conserve battery life and the life of your precious handset, without having to throw an extended-life battery or a portable charger into your backpack.On an iPhone, it’s available as a toggle within the Settings.Such updates are often tagged as bug fixes in the update notes on the app or in Google Play Store.
Nate Nanzer, the commissioner of the Overwatch League since it launched in January 2018, is leaving his post to move to Epic Games to oversee competitive Fortnite.Nanzer revealed his departure from Blizzard and the Overwatch League on Twitter, in a heartfelt message to the staff, teams, and fans of the esports league.I can’t emphasize enough how proud I am of what we’ve all accomplished together.It has been the honor of my life to have been part of the team that helped build the league of breakthrough, BurnBlue, pdomjnate, CaptureHistory, OWL2019, and many more.— Nate Nanzer (@natenanzer) May 25, 2019That’s why I’m confident the league is in great hands.
A small village in France, about 50 miles southeast of Paris is facing a population decline that has put the future of the town’s schoolhouse at risk.And the mayor has proposed a simple solution – everyone should just have more sex.Montereau has a population of 650 – only about 30 of which are children – and it’s becoming difficult for the town to obtain funding for schools with such a low number of students.The Telegraph reports that this alarming realisation inspired the town’s mayor Jean Debouzy to issue a municipal decree to give out Viagra, a medication meant to treat erectile dysfunction.“The mayor is in favour of distributing little blue pills,” the decree states, according to The Telegraph’s translation.“The pills will be distributed to couples between the ages of 18 and 40 in order to give them the chance of conception and thus preserve the schools,” referring to another school in a nearby town that also has a dwindling population.The decree also offers bonus payments to townspeople who procreate.
The AAPicks team writes about things we think you’ll like, and we may see a share of revenue from any purchases made through affiliate links.Who doesn’t have fond childhood memories of eight-bit gaming growing up?If you’re feeling nostalgic, then take a trip down memory lane with this retro gaming console.The console has over 600 pre-installed games.It’s a huge selection, and your days of blowing into cartridges are long gone.It’s also more compact than its historic lookalikes.
However, there are incredibly successful tech executives, such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, who started multi-billion-dollar companies without ever getting a college degree.Here are 23 tech founders and executives who never graduated college, but nevertheless attained massive success.The degree-less tale of tech superstars like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates is folklore by this point, but the Facebook and Microsoft founders aren't the only two influential executives who have risen to the top without finishing college.The founders and CEOs of other prestigious tech companies — including Twitter, Fitbit, WhatsApp, Tumblr, and Square— also forewent higher education to take on the tech world, and their high-stakes bets paid off.Here are 23 successful executives in tech who never got their college degrees:Mark Zuckerberg — cofounder and CEO, Facebook
This week, two rare-earth mineral-processing companies announced a new joint-venture whose aim will be to establish a rare-earth ore processing plant in Hondo, Texas.Tariffs on Chinese rare-earth minerals create a sticky problem for US competitorsLynas Corp., an Australian rare-earths processor, and Blue Line Corp., a chemical company which is already based in Texas, agreed to a partnership to "see that US companies have continued access to rare-earth products by offering a US-based source."Rare-earths minerals are found in consumer electronics, military equipment, electric vehicles, and wind turbines and solar panels.China sees rare-earths metals as a potential wedge in current trade talks with the United States, because it mines and processes the majority of the rare-earths used around the world.Though a Lynas/Blue Line processing plant in Texas could mitigate some of the threat associated with China's hold on the rare-earths industry, such a plant would likely take a while to get up and running.