• This Connected Rubik’s Cube Lets You Compete Remotely

    Solving a Rubik’s Cube can be incredibly frustrating but also immensely satisfying when you do figure it out. It can also be amazing to watch how fast people can solve these puzzles during competition. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, hosting competitions in real life doesn’t seem like the best of ideas.

    However, the good news is that the folks at Rubik’s have since unveiled a new cube called the Connected Cube. This is a “smart” Rubik’s Cube that is linked to your smartphone or tablet and will be able to track your solve times and progress in real-time, which means that speed cubers can participate in virtual competitions from the safety and comfort of their own homes.

    It will also open up the competition to more people from around the world who might not otherwise be able to travel to these kinds of tournaments. However, there is a slight

  • Should We Conserve Parasites? Apparently, Yes

    Whether it’s finding a tick buried in your socks after a walk in the woods or yanking off a few leeches after a pond swim, parasites trigger revulsion in most of us. And forget about those worms in our guts.

    Parasites are bad news for both people and animals, the thinking goes, because they weaken the body or transmit disease. But a group of researchers is promoting a bit of scientific heresy, or at least thinking about parasites a little differently. They are ringing a warning bell, calling parasites vital for the survival of species that, as odd as it may seem, actually depend on them. Just as endangered animals need to be protected, they say, so, too, do the worms, mites, lice, and leeches that infest all living creatures. For example, parasites can help by regulating their host’s immune system and keeping it in balance, as well as removing

  • Spotify Applauds Epic’s Decision To ‘Take A Stand’ Against Apple

    It was reported earlier that Apple had removed Epic’s Fortnite from the App Store. This was due to Epic’s decision to try and circumvent Apple’s in-app purchasing system in which Epic would have to pay Apple a cut of 30%. To get around that, Epic introduced a direct payment system within the iOS app that would pay Epic directly.

    Epic has since sued Apple over that, and now it looks like Epic might have found an ally in Spotify. In a statement made to Recode’s Peter Kafka, Spotify basically announced that they supported Epic’s decision in “taking a stand” against Apple’s alleged “unfair practices”.

    According to Spotify, “We applaud Epic Games’ decision to take a stand against Apple and shed further light on Apple’s abuse of its dominant position. Apple’s unfair practices have disadvantaged competitors and deprived consumers for far too long. The stakes for consumers and app developers

  • Instagram kept deleted photos and messages on its servers for more than a year

    When you delete something from Instagram you expect it to be gone for good. But when security researcher Saugat Pokharel requested a copy of photos and direct messages from the photo-sharing app, he was sent data he’d deleted more than a year ago, showing that the information had never been entirely removed from Instagram’s servers.

    Instagram says this was due to a bug in its system that it’s now fixed, and Pokharel has been rewarded a $6,000 bug bounty for highlighting the problem. As reported by TechCrunch, Pokharel discovered the bug in October last year and says it was fixed earlier this month.

    “The researcher reported an issue where someone’s deleted Instagram images and messages would be included in a copy of their information if they used our Download Your Information tool on Instagram,” a spokesperson for Instagram

  • How To Get Extra HDMI Ports

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