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Concern grows as bird flu spreads further in US cows: 32 herds in 8 states

Experts say the US is not sharing as much data on the outbreak as it should.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/04/concern-grows-as-bird-flu-spreads-further-in-us-cows-32-herds-in-8-states/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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Meta debuts Horizon OS, with Asus, Lenovo, and Microsoft on board

Rivalry with Apple now mirrors the Android/iOS competition more than ever.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/04/meta-debuts-horizon-os-with-asus-lenovo-and-microsoft-on-board/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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Kremlin-backed hackers exploit critical Windows vulnerability reported by the NSA

Microsoft didn't disclose the in-the-wild exploits by Kremlin-backed group until now.

https://arstechnica.com/security/2024/04/kremlin-backed-hackers-exploit-critical-windows-vulnerability-reported-by-the-nsa/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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High-speed imaging and AI help us understand how insect wings work

Too many muscles working too fast had made understanding insect flight challenging.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/04/high-speed-imaging-and-ai-help-us-understand-how-insect-wings-work/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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NASA officially greenlights $3.35 billion mission to Saturn’s moon Titan

Dragonfly will push the boundaries of engineering and science as it explores Titan.

https://arstechnica.com/space/2024/04/nasa-officially-greenlights-3-35-billion-mission-to-saturns-moon-titan/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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Biden signs bill criticized as “major expansion of warrantless surveillance”

FISA renewal requires more service providers to cooperate with government.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/04/biden-signs-bill-criticized-as-major-expansion-of-warrantless-surveillance/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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First real-life Pixel 9 Pro pictures leak, and it has 16GB of RAM

With 16GB of RAM, there's lot of room for Google's AI models to live in memory.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/04/first-real-life-pixel-9-pro-pictures-leak-and-it-has-16gb-of-ram/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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Report: Mac mini could skip the Apple M3, jump right to the M4 in 2024 or 2025

But this would be a faster turnaround time than we saw for the M3 or the M2.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/04/report-mac-mini-could-skip-the-apple-m3-jump-right-to-the-m4-in-2024-or-2025/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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After 48 years, Zilog is killing the classic standalone Z80 microprocessor chip

Z80 powered Game Boy, ZX Spectrum, Pac-Man, and a 1970s PC standard based on CP/M.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/04/after-48-years-zilog-is-killing-the-classic-standalone-z80-microprocessor-chip/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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Why a GameCube/Wii emulator may not be possible on the iOS App Store

DolphiniOS dev says barring just-in-time compilation prevents playable performance.

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2024/04/why-a-gamecube-wii-emulator-may-not-be-possible-on-the-ios-app-store/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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Tesla cuts the price of Full Self Driving option from $12,000 to $8,000

With the Model 2 cancelled, FSD is more important to Tesla than ever.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2024/04/tesla-cuts-the-price-of-full-self-driving-option-from-12000-to-8000/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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Trailer for Deadpool and Wolverine is filled with fun slo-mo action, F-bombs

Can this film revive a flagging MCU? We're gonna go with "yes."

https://arstechnica.com/culture/2024/04/trailer-for-deadpool-and-wolverine-is-filled-with-fun-slo-mo-action-f-bombs/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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TikTok ready to “move to the courts” to prevent ban in US

Company points out that proposed ban would run afoul of the First Amendment.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/04/tiktok-ready-to-move-to-the-courts-to-prevent-ban-in-us/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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Meet QDEL, the backlight-less display tech that could replace OLED in premium TVs

Interested in gadgets with premium displays? QDEL should be on your radar.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/04/meet-qdel-the-backlight-less-display-tech-that-could-replace-oled-in-premium-tvs/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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Everest mountaineer George Mallory’s letters have been digitized for posterity

Collection includes three letters found on Mallory's body in 1999, preserved for 75 years.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/04/everest-mountaineer-george-mallorys-letters-have-been-digitized-for-posterity/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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Secrets of the Octopus takes us inside the world of these “aliens on Earth”

Dr. Alex Schell on the surprising things we're learning about these amazing creatures

https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/04/secrets-of-the-octopus-takes-us-inside-the-world-of-these-aliens-on-earth/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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The fungi in our guts can make cases of Covid worse

The immune system can get kicked into overdrive when the fungi run riot.

https://arstechnica.com/health/2024/04/the-fungi-in-our-guts-can-make-cases-of-covid-worse/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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War never changes: A Fallout fan’s spoiler-laden review of the new TV series

The show preserved the themes, archetypes, chronology, and more for the games.

https://arstechnica.com/culture/2024/04/war-never-changes-a-fallout-fans-spoiler-laden-review-of-the-new-tv-series/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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Why are groups of university students modifying Cadillac Lyriq EVs?

The competition provides a steady stream of experienced graduates to the auto industry.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2024/04/why-are-groups-of-university-students-modifying-cadillac-lyriq-evs/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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The GMO tooth microbe that is supposed to prevent cavities

Some experts have concerns over the safety of the genetically modified bacteria.

https://arstechnica.com/health/2024/04/the-gmo-tooth-microbe-that-is-supposed-to-prevent-cavities/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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Philosopher Daniel Dennett dead at 82

Part of the "New Atheist" movement, best known for work on consciousness, free will.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/04/philosopher-daniel-dennett-dead-at-82/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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It’s cutting calories—not intermittent fasting—that drops weight, study suggests

The study is small and imperfect but offers more data on how time-restricted diets work.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/04/its-cutting-calories-not-intermittent-fasting-that-drops-weight-study-suggests/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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CNN, record holder for shortest streaming service, wants another shot

New CNN head thinks CNN+ "was abandoned rather briskly."

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/04/cnn-record-holder-for-shortest-streaming-service-wants-another-shot/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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Long-lost model of the USS Enterprise returned to Roddenberry family

It showed up in an eBay listing; now Roddenberry's son wants to show it to fans.

https://arstechnica.com/culture/2024/04/long-lost-model-of-the-uss-enterprise-returned-to-roddenberry-family/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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Netflix doc accused of using AI to manipulate true crime story

Producer remained vague about whether AI was used to edit photos.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/04/netflix-doc-accused-of-using-ai-to-manipulate-true-crime-story/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

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