Googles Wear OS gets a new look

Wear OS, Google’s smartwatch operating system that was once called Android Wear, is getting a new look today. Google says the overall idea here is to give you quicker access to information and more proactive help. In line with the Google Fit redesign, Wear OS now also provides you with…

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Golden Gate Ventures closes new $100M fund for Southeast Asia

Singapore’s Golden Gate Ventures has announced the close of its newest (and third) fund for Southeast Asia at a total of $100 million. The fund hit a first close in the summer, as TechCrunch reported at the time, and now it has reached full capacity. Seven-year-old Golden Gate said its…

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Apple’s health-centric Watch Series 4 can call for help if it senses you fall

Apple’s new health features represent a transformative change for the Apple Watch.  The smartwatch that was once marketed as a fashion-forward (lol) tech gadget with a smattering of health and fitness features is now creeping closer and closer to a full-fledged medical device. SEE ALSO: The Apple Watch Series 4…

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We Know Exactly How to Stop WildfiresWith Money

Wild lands are practically worthless. They’re not worthless to the things that live in them, of course. They love ‘em. And they aren’t worthless aesthetically, if that’s your bag. Any place with plants slurps up carbon dioxide, providing a bulwark against climate change. And they probably have value as a…

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Iranian comedies thrive at box office as audiences look to lift gloom

Filmgoers flock to screens in newly built shopping centres, as critics warn that other genres are being sidelined As they rose to their feet for the national anthem, the mood among the crowd was sombre. Irans leading film festival, usually seven days of red carpet premieres and gong-giving, was forgoing…

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3-D Printed Gun Blueprints Are Back, and Only New Laws Can Stop Them

Attorneys general from 20 states celebrated on Monday when a district court judge in Seattle extended an injunction against the sharing of 3-D printed gun blueprints online. But their victory lap was short-lived. On Tuesday afternoon, Cody Wilson, founder of the open-source gun-printing advocacy group Defense Distributed, announced he would…

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As biological manufacturing moves to the mainstream, Synvitrobio rebrands and raises cash

The pace at which the scientific breakthroughs working to bend the machinery of life to the whims of manufacturing have transformed into real businesses has intensified competition in the biomanufacturing market. That’s just one reason why Synvitrobio is rebranding as it takes on $2.6 million in new financing to pursue opportunities…

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Apple’s Latest iPhones Are Packed With AI Smarts

At a glance the three new iPhones unveiled next to Apple’s glassy circular headquarters Wednesday look much like last year’s iPhone X. Inside, the devices’ computational guts got an invisible but more significant upgrade. Apple’s phones come with new chip technology with a focus on helping the devices understand the…

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Scientists have moved one step closer to RNA editing, which could be the next stage of CRISPR

Researchers at the prestigious Salk Institute are reporting that they have managed to map the molecular structure of a CRISPR enzyme that could allow scientists to more precisely manipulate functions within cells. Over the past several years, CRISPR-Cas9 has seized the public imagination for its ability to edit genetic code in a way…

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