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Booster Shots Create a 23X Increase in Protective Antibody Levels, Study Suggests

The Los Angeles Times summarizes the results of a new medical study conducted by Northwestern University researchers on antibody levels protecting against Covid-19 in 974 people. "Those who were immunized against COVID-19 with two doses of an mRNA vaccine and received a booster shot about eight months later saw their levels of neutralizing antibodies skyrocket. "Among this group of 33 fully vaccinated and boosted people, the median level of these antibodies was 23 times higher one week after t...
Tags: Tech, Los Angeles Times, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, COVID, Alexis Demonbreun


Getting a Crypto Refund Can Be Very Expensive

Long-time Slashdot reader smooth wombat writes: Recently, Slashdot posted a story about a group trying to purchase one of the few copies of the U.S. Constitution in the public domain. The idea was to use pool donations by people via Ethereum to get the winning bid. Alas, Citadel CEO Ken Griffin outbid the group and took possession of the copy. Now the group, ConsitutionDAO, is in the process of refunding the donations, the BBC reports, and the people getting their money back are finding it ...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, Ethereum, Slashdot, Ken Griffin


Where to buy a PlayStation 5 — sign up for a chance to buy one directly from Sony during the holidays

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Sony's PlayStation 5 remains hard to find months after its release.Sony Sony's PlayStation 5 launched with two models— the $500 standard PS5 and a $400 digital edition. The PS5 remains difficult to find, but retailers like Walmart, Best Buy and GameStop restock regularly. Though discounts are not expected, some stores may have PS5 stock allocated for Cyb...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Gaming, Video Games, Newegg, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Features, Playstation, Sony, Seoul, Gamestop, Call of Duty Black Ops, Miles Morales, Walmart Best


Will a 'Lithium Rush' From California's Salton Sea Fund Its Environmental Remediation?

There's a polluted 343-square-mile lake known as "the Salton Sea," about 150 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times calls it California's "largest and most troubled lake," after a recent visit with biogeochemist Timothy Lyons. But is it about to experience a change of fortune? "The big problem at the Salton Sea is intermingled with that organic brown layer on top — and to be honest, it's scary," said Lyons, 63. "It's loaded with pesticides and heavy metals — molybdenum, cadmium...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Tech, Earth, Times, San Andreas Fault, Los Angeles Times, Lyons, Ruiz, Salton Sea, Frank Ruiz, Timothy Lyons, Lithium Valley Commission


Physicists Start Detecting Signs of Neutrinos At Large Hadron Collider

"The international Forward Search Experiment team, led by physicists at the University of California, Irvine, has achieved the first-ever detection of neutrino candidates produced by the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN facility near Geneva, Switzerland," reports Phys.org. Long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot shared their report: In a paper published Friday in the journal Physical Review D, the researchers describe how they observed six neutrino interactions during a pilot run of a compact...
Tags: Tech, Cern, UCI, Geneva Switzerland, University of California Irvine, Hadron Collider, Feng, LHC, Physical Review D, Jonathan Feng, David Casper


Top Vaccine Makers Already Preparing to Fight Omicron Coronavirus Variant

While the Omicron mutation might "impact" the effectiveness of our current vaccines, they're "super unlikely" to render them useless, according to Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of Brown University's School of Public Health. And USA Today reports that vaccine makers are already getting ready to fight the variant: Health experts have said it will likely be weeks before the world has good data about how omicron may reduce the effectiveness of current vaccines, but Moderna has already announced a three-po...
Tags: White House, Tech, Joe Biden, Pfizer, Cnbc, Johnson Johnson, Slavitt, Andy Slavitt, Moderna, Ashish Jha, Pfizer BioNTech


3D Printer Using Living Ink Made of Microbes Could Print Healing Structures in Space

"The thought of combining a printer (the bane of office workers) with the bacterium E. coli (the scourge of romaine lettuce) may seem an odd, if not unpleasant, collaboration," writes the New York Times. "But scientists have recently melded the virtues of the infuriating tool and of the toxic microbe to produce an ink that is alive, made entirely from microbes." The microbial ink flows like toothpaste under pressure and can be 3D-printed into various tiny shapes — a circle, a square and a con...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, Princeton University, Nature Communications, Northeastern University, Joshi, Moon Earth, Datta, Neel Joshi, Sujit Datta, Manjula Basavanna


Rust's Moderation Team Resigns to Protest 'Unaccountable' Core Team

On Monday morning the moderation team for the Rust programming language "resigned effective immediately," reports The New Stack: The resignation was tendered via a pull request on GitHub, wherein team member Andrew Gallant wrote that the team resigned "in protest of the Core Team placing themselves unaccountable to anyone but themselves." According to the page describing Rust governance, the moderation team's purpose is to do just that — to help "uphold the code of conduct and community stan...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, Core, Gallant, Matthieu, Core Team, Andrew Gallant, Rust Team Members, Andre Bogus Andrew Gallant


AWS Embraces Fedora Linux for Its Cloud-Based 'Amazon Linux'

ZDNet reports: By and large, the public cloud runs on Linux. Most users, even Microsoft Azure customers, run Linux on the cloud. In the case of market giant Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud provider will let you run many Linux distros or their own homebrew Linux, Amazon Linux. Now, AWS has released an early version of its next distro, Amazon Linux 3, which is based on Red Hat's community Linux, Fedora. AWS has long tried to incorporate Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) compatibility into Ama...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Tech, Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL, Amazon Web Services AWS, Zdnet, Amazon Linux, Linux Amazon Linux


SpaceX's Starlink has no licence to operate in India and the public should steer clear until it does, say lawmakers

Starlink has begun taking pre-bookings for the service in India, according to government officials.Joan Cros/NurPhoto via Getty Images The Indian government has said SpaceX's Starlink has no license to operate in the country. Despite this, Starlink is taking pre-bookings for its satellite-internet service, per officials. Elon Musk's company told Reuters that it had no comment on the situation "for now." Indian lawmakers said Elon Musk's Starlink internet service has no licence to ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Internet, India, Trends, Tech, Getty Images, Reuters, StarLink, Tech Insider, Joan Cros NurPhoto, Kate Duffy, Weekend BI UK, Tola Onanuga


Internet is evolving. How will VC/ crypto investing evolve? Some notes

But as crypto expands, the majority of consumer tech (gaming, social etc) may become synonymous with web3, while other sectors like infra, security, iot, fintech++ will also touch blockchain. Every VC partner may need to become crypto fluent. – Amy Wu 1/ Have been thinking about the evolution of VC investing in crypto, if we believe it to be as big or bigger than the internet shift of the late 90s and mobile of the 00s. Today, there are no more “internet” or “mobile” tech investors. To not ...
Tags: Business, Tech, Crypto, NFT, Thethreadmill, Amy Wu


Nvidia's DLSS Has Come To Linux Gaming

Years after its failed Steam Machines, Valve is slowly but surely improving the state of Linux gaming. From a report: The company's upcoming Steam Deck handheld runs atop Linux, and its Proton compatibility layer lets it -- and other computers -- play Windows games as well. Now, Valve has officially added support for Nvidia's DLSS machine learning temporal upscaling technique to Proton, potentially bringing big FPS boosts and less flicker in games that support the technology. Proton 6.3-8 is t...
Tags: Tech, Nvidia, Linux, Amd, Proton, Steam Machines Valve, DLSS


Italy's Antitrust Regulator Fines Google and Apple for "Aggressive" Data Practices

Italy's antitrust regulator has fined both Apple and Google €10 million each for what it calls are "aggressive" data practices and for not providing consumers with clear information on commercial uses of their personal data during the account creation phase. The Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) said "Google and Apple did not provide clear and immediate information on the [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Italy, Ravie Lakshmanan, Mercato AGCM


California Port Truckers 'Drowning' in Supply Chain Inefficiencies

Despite recent reports that congestion issues are easing on the water at California's major ports, drayage truckers claim this isn't the case for them -- as long wait times, a flawed appointment system and other efficiency issues continue to plague marine terminal operators in the state. From a report: As Port of Oakland officials are urging ocean carriers to add direct services to their port to help relieve supply chain bottlenecks at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, truckers whose live...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Tech, Long Beach, Oakland, Southern California, Oakland All, Bill Aboudi, AB Trucking, Aboudi


Crypto Miners in Kazakhstan Face Bitter Winter of Power Cuts

Illegal miners and mass relocations after a ban on crypto mining in China have overloaded energy grid. From a report: Matthew Heard, a software engineer from San Jose, is worried about his 33 bitcoin mining machines in Kazakhstan. In the past week, they kept getting shut off in an attempt by the national grid to limit the power being used by crypto miners. "It has been days since my machines have been online," he said. "During the last week, even if my machines do come on, they barely stay on." ...
Tags: China, Tech, San Jose, Kazakhstan, KEGOC, Crypto Miners, Matthew Heard, Enegix


20+ of the best Amazon Black Friday deals you can still get, including Echo speakers, AirPods, 4K TVs, and more

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Kohl's; Sardel; Amazon; Apple; Nike; Alyssa Powell/Insider Black Friday has arrived and some of the best discounts are available at Amazon. TVs, kitchen appliances, smart home devices, video games and more are all down to some of the lowest prices we've seen this year. Amazon's huge catalog and willingness to price match competitors makes it one of th...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Black Friday, Gaming, Asia, Microsoft, Trends, Tech, Nike, Walmart, Tech Deals, United States, Logitech, Nintendo


Galaxy Note is Dead; Samsung Reportedly Ending Production on Note 20, No Plans for 2022 Model

An anonymous reader shares a report: 2021 marked a big year for the Galaxy Note series, but not in a good way. Rather, it was the beginning of the end as Samsung prioritized its foldables over the Galaxy Note line. Now, the death of the Note seems set in stone, as Samsung reportedly has no plans for a 2022 Galaxy Note, and is also planning to end production of the Galaxy Note 20. ET News reports that Samsung has pretty much confirmed the end of the Galaxy Note series through two actions. Firstly...
Tags: Samsung, Tech, Galaxy Note, ET News


The best Black Friday streaming deals include 6 free months of Disney Plus and a Hulu subscription for $1

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Hulu/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Black Friday 2021 is here and you can save big with tons of tech deals going on right now. In addition to deep discounts on products, select streaming services are also offering special Black Friday promotions.The limited-time deals include discounts on video streaming services like Hulu and Philo. If you're an avid binge-w...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Black Friday, Spotify, Entertainment, Youtube, Disney, Trends, Tech, Tech Deals, Starz, Streaming, Tidal, Hulu, Sling TV, Philo


Biden Admin Announces Travel Ban for South Africa and 7 Other Countries, Citing New Variant

The Biden administration announced plans on Friday to ban travel to the United States from South Africa and seven other countries, just hours after a new coronavirus variant was deemed a highly transmissible virus of concern. From a report: The travel restrictions will begin Monday, affecting South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Malawi, according to a senior administration official. The administration's decision was in response to advice from Anthony Fauci...
Tags: America, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, South Africa, Biden, Malawi, Anthony Fauci, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Nantucket, Biden Admin Announces Travel Ban


LG Appoints New CEO To Lead Its Beleaguered Electronics Division

LG has appointed a new CEO to lead its electronics business. Starting December 1st, current Chief Strategy Officer William Cho will take over for Bong-seok Kwon as the CEO of LG Electronics. From a report: Meanwhile, according to The Korea Herald, Kwon will head up LG's main holding company. Cho has been with LG Electronics since 1987. Prior to his most recent role, he served as the president of LG Canada, and later had the same role at LG Australia and LG USA. Cho is about to take the reins of ...
Tags: Samsung, Tech, Lg, Cho, LG Electronics, William Cho, LG Canada, LG Australia, Bong seok Kwon, LG Electronics From, The Korea Herald Kwon, LG USA Cho


Microsoft Edge's Latest Feature Called a 'Shameless Cash Grab' by Critics

Microsoft Edge recently gained a feature that allows people to pay for online purchases in installments. It's known as buy now, pay later (BNPL), and it's currently in testing on Microsoft Edge Dev and Canary. The option drew criticism from fans and users of the browser that expressed frustration in the comments section of the post announcing the feature. From a report: The center of most complaints is the belief that Microsoft Edge is becoming bloated with shopping features rather than deliveri...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, BNPL


Giving Old Tech New Life

No one wants to be disappointed for holiday shopping season. Make sure you don’t wait until the last minute – especially since the tech gadgets you’re looking for might be out of stock. Yes, tech shortages are real – fixing our old tech may be a bright spot to save the day. Learn more about this phenomenon and what you can do about it in the infographic below:
Tags: Infographics, Seo, Supply Chain, Tech


Apple's AirPods Pro are on sale for just $159 during Black Friday

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Apple; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider As some of the bestselling earbuds in the world, Apple's AirPods and AirPods Pro are guaranteed to be on many holiday wish lists. Though discounts on AirPod models have been offered throughout the year, we're seeing some of the lowest prices yet during Black Friday.The best deal we've seen so far is for the Air...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Black Friday, Trends, Siri, Tech, Walmart, Tech Deals, Headphones, Earbuds, Apple Black, Macbooks, Tech Insider, AirPods, Crystal Cox, Amazon Walmart Best


Seeing Into the Future of Eyewear

It’s not your grandma’s glasses anymore. The future is now – people are starting to wear smart glasses and some next level tech in the metaverse. Some glasses innovation include anti-fog (now that we’re all on Zoom) as well as the ability to have replacement lenses. Look at the future of eyewear in the infographic below:
Tags: Infographics, Glasses, Seo, Tech


Black Friday 2021 is the best time to buy a robot vacuum — save $250 on Roomba's newest model right now

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon Black Friday 2021 takes place on November 26. It's your chance to get the best deals on robot vacuums. Amazon, Target, Walmart, and other retailers have dropped prices on the industry's top names, including iRobot's Roomba.iRobot is one of the first and best manufacturers of robot vacuums. In fact, its Roomba brand is often used interchangeably...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Black Friday, Home, Cleaning, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Tech Deals, Retail, Appliances, Smart Home, Dyson, Vacuum, Roomba, Irobot


The best Black Friday tech deals include $700 off LG 4K TVs and the lowest price we've seen for Apple's AirPods Pro

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon; Apple; Target; Walmart; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Whether you're looking for a new pair of headphones or a 4K TV for your living room, Black Friday is one of the best times to shop for a deal. Tech products from every category fall to all-time low prices, though many are only available with limited stock, so it's smart to act fast.The best...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Black Friday, Gaming, TV, Microsoft, Audio, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Tech Deals, Headphones, Sony, Nintendo


Apple's Black Friday sale has huge discounts on Macbooks, AirPods, and iPads

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Apple; Rachel Mendelson/Insider Black Friday 2021 is finally upon us and there's never been a better time to save on coveted Apple devices like iPhones, iPads, AirPods, Mac desktops and laptops, and Apple Watches.You'll find deals from retailers like Best Buy, Target, Walmart, B&H, and Amazon, as well as carriers like Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile. Even App...
Tags: Reviews, Iphone, Apple, Amazon, Black Friday, Ipad, Trends, Siri, Tech, Walmart, Intel, Smartphone, Smartphones, Tech Deals, Headphones, Smartwatches


China Looks To Set Up Digital Asset Bourse in Virtual Yuan Push

China is considering setting up a digital asset exchange in Beijing as officials push to promote usage of the digital yuan and crack down on cryptocurrencies. From a report: Beijing will explore the possibility of establishing a bourse for digital assets trading, as part of broader efforts to boost financial services in the capital, according to guidelines issued by the State Council. The cabinet called for faster trials of the digital yuan and urged big banks to set up e-CNY operation firms. Th...
Tags: China, Tech, Beijing, State Council


Einstein Foundation To Present the Inaugural Award for Promoting Quality in Research

The Einstein Foundation Berlin is honoring the American physicist Paul Ginsparg and the Center for Open Science with the inaugural Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research. Paul Ginsparg is the founder of the preprint server arXiv.org, the first platform to exchange scientific discoveries among scientists immediately, openly and globally without review- and paywall restrictions. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Tags: Berlin, Tech, Einstein, Paul Ginsparg, Einstein Foundation, Einstein Foundation Award


Chip Shortages Loom Over Black Friday

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and likely the end-of-the year holiday shopping season all have a more prosaic tinge to them this year. Those lusting after electronic gadgets -- and even cars -- have learned to settle more for what they can get than what they want. The reason, of course: shortages of electronic components. From a report: Everyone has a story like my dentist, who told me that he'd given up trying to buy a new Audi after his car was totaled in an accident. The car he'd wanted to replac...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Audi, Emily Chang, Lisa Su, Advanced Micro Devices, Chip Shortages Loom Over Black