• This Chrome Extension Will Restore Google’s Classic Icons

    Not too long ago, Google introduced a bunch of new icon designs to its various products and services like Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, and Hangouts. These new icons are meant to help create a more unified look across Google’s services, but many have expressed their unhappiness with the design.

    This is because the designs all ended up looking the same in terms of color scheme and to a certain extent, its shape. This made it harder to distinguish between the services, while some also felt that this resulted in a loss of character. However, the good news is that it looks like product designer Claudio Postinghel has a solution for that in the form of a Chrome extension.

    Postinghel has created a Chrome extension that will bring back the classic icons prior to the change. However, the extension only affects the icons in your Google tab. It doesn’t actually change

  • Astronomers Finally Know What Causes Fast Radio Bursts

    Researchers announced yesterday that they’ve solved a question that has been nagging them for over a decade: What exactly produces the weird phenomena known as fast radio bursts? As the name implies, FRBs involve a sudden blast of radio-frequency radiation that lasts just a few microseconds. Astronomers didn’t even know they existed until 2007, but they have since cataloged hundreds of them; some come from sources that repeatedly emit them, while others seem to burst once and go silent.

    Obviously, you can produce this sort of sudden surge of energy by destroying something. But the existence of repeating sources suggests that at least some of them are produced by an object that survives the event. That has led to a focus on compact objects, like neutron stars and black holes, with a class of neutron stars called magnetars being viewed very suspiciously.

    Those suspicions have now been borne out,

  • The US government seized $1 billion in bitcoin from dark web marketplace Silk Road

    Earlier this week, the bitcoin community was shocked when a digital wallet containing roughly $1 billion in bitcoin — thought to be proceeds from the now-shuttered dark web drug marketplace Silk Road — was emptied by an unknown individual. Now, those responsible for cleaning out the funds have revealed themselves: it was the US government.

    The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it had seized the wallet’s contents as part of a civil forfeiture case targeting the Silk Road. The government said it retrieved the roughly 70,000 bitcoins with the help of an unnamed hacker, whose identity is known to the government but who is simply referred to as “Individual X” in court documents.

    “Individual X” allegedly hacked the Silk Road’s payments system some time in 2012 or 2013. The government says that the Silk Road’s creator Ross Ulbricht, who is currently serving a double life sentence plus

  • Apple Reportedly Using iPad Parts For The iPhone 12 Pro To Combat Shortages

    It would seem that Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro is off to a good start where Apple is apparently facing a higher-than-expected demand for the new handsets. So much so, in order to combat shortages and to meet the demand of customers, the company is apparently using iPad components in the iPhones.

    No, we’re not talking about Apple retrofitting iPad parts into an iPhone to create some kind of frankenstein device, but rather, there are certain shared components like the power chips and LiDAR scanner found in the iPad that are also used in the iPhone. This is according to a report from the Nikkei Asian Review, who also suggested that as a result of this, Apple could end up shipping 2 million less iPad units in the process.

    We suppose this is a good problem to have as it means that Apple will end up selling more iPhones. Right

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