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KFC to 3D Print Chicken Using Lab-Grown ‘Meat of the Future’ News 

KFC to 3D Print Chicken Using Lab-Grown ‘Meat of the Future’

By Stephanie Mlot Nobody does chicken—or food innovation—like KFC. The fast food chain has partnered with 3D Bioprinting Solutions in Russia to develop the world’s first laboratory-produced chicken nuggets. Inspired by the growing demand for animal alternatives, KFC wants to craft the “meat of the future.” The project, according to a press release, aims to forge something “as close as possible in both taste and appearance” to the restaurant’s original product, while remaining environmentally friendly. “Our experiment in testing 3D bioprinting technology to create chicken products can also help address several looming global…

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How to set a vacation responder in Gmail News 

How to set a vacation responder in Gmail

If you’re planning to take some time away from work, it might be a good idea to set up a vacation responder: an automatic reply that goes out to anyone who emails you, letting them know you’re out of the office and therefore not checking email regularly. (It’s also a good idea to let them know in that email when you’ll be back.) On Gmail, it’s an easy thing to set up, and you can choose start and end dates for the automatic reply. Although it’s called a vacation responder,…

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Instagram’s latest test puts all Stories on one page Technology 

Instagram’s latest test puts all Stories on one page

Instagram Stories has grown to become one of Facebook’s best products to date. As of last year, roughly half of Instagram’s users — or 500 million people — were interacting with Stories on a daily basis. That’s nearly double the entire daily active user base of all of Snapchat, which first popularized the Stories format. Now, it appears Instagram is testing a way to expand the Stories experience, making it a more of a central focus in the Instagram app. The company is newly testing a feature that will allow Instagram users to see…

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Amazon Prime Day 2020: When’s It Happening, and What Deals Can You Expect? News 

Amazon Prime Day 2020: When’s It Happening, and What Deals Can You Expect?

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is coming … eventually. The annual mid-summer sales event, which delivers two days of wide-ranging, oft-amazing deals, is now looking more like a fall event due to the pandemic. Once the dates are set, we’ll bring you all the latest details on when Prime Day 2020 will take place and which sales are worth your attention (and cash)—but there are plenty of great Amazon deals in the meantime. Read on for a sampling of some of the best current deals we’ve seen on Amazon, followed by…

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How major US cities are using location data to make key decisions about COVID-19 News 

How major US cities are using location data to make key decisions about COVID-19

Cities have long talked about making data-driven decisions and the coronavirus crisis has brought this to the fore for those responsible for data management. Chief Information Officers (CIOs) gathered at a recent Cities Today Institute digital roundtable noted the importance of data visualization and analysis during the pandemic – both for residents and decision-makers within the city. Several also highlighted key obstacles to achieving data’s full potential in scenarios like this, and these issues will need to be addressed to boost future resilience. New Orleans has been one of the US cities…

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Does Amazon Prime Video or Netflix have more movies? News 

Does Amazon Prime Video or Netflix have more movies?

Amazon’s streaming service, Amazon Prime Video, now has three times more movies than competitor Netflix, according to a June 9 analysis. Prime has a whopping 12,828 movies while Netflix, which has more subscribers than Amazon Prime, has 3,781 movies. And that number only represents the movies Amazon Prime offers to its subscribers for free, according to data from streaming-service search engine RealGood. Amazon Prime memberships cost $12.99 per month and $119 per year, which includes Prime delivery services as well as Prime Video streaming services, though non-Prime members can also purchase a Prime Video subscription for $8.99 per month. A Netflix subscription costs…

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Five features to hope for at WWDC News 

Five features to hope for at WWDC

On Monday, Apple will kick off its annual developer conference in the strangest and most contentious climate it has faced in many years. Not only does Apple have to hold all of its presentations online, it’s doing so to a developer audience that has become aware of a collective, unspoken discontent. Chaim Gartenberg has posted our long list of features you should expect to come to Apple’s operating systems this year. The short version: what’s most likely is a smattering of feature updates for the iOS-based platforms like iPadOS, tvOS, watchOS,…

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This Siri app can unlock your iPhone’s secret powers. 10 best shortcuts and how they work Technology 

This Siri app can unlock your iPhone’s secret powers. 10 best shortcuts and how they work

If you haven’t spent a lot of time exploring Siri Shortcuts on your iPhone, you’re not alone. But maybe I’ll be able to change your mind. Apple’s Shortcuts app automates common and routine tasks that you probably do on a regular basis. For example, you can create a Shortcut routine that starts playing music, disables Do Not Disturb, reads your messages and then tells you a joke — all of which can be triggered just by saying something like, “Hey, Siri, good morning.” In addition to those types of personalized…

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3D photos on iOS or Android are now a thing, thanks to this new, free app News 

3D photos on iOS or Android are now a thing, thanks to this new, free app

After being in beta for months, the 3D photo app LucidPix is now available to iOS and Android users. Whether you have a newer phone like the iPhone 11 or Samsung Galaxy Z Flip or an older one like a Motorola Moto G6 or iPhone 6S, you can use the app take 3D photos. Best of all, you don’t need a special accessory or multiple rear cameras. Instead, LucidPix uses artificial intelligence to render 3D photos that will move as you tilt and pan your phone. Usually when the term 3D is brought up, failed products like 3D televisions and 3D phones…

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Your future phone could test you for coronavirus — here’s how News 

Your future phone could test you for coronavirus — here’s how

It may seem far-fetched, but it’s possible to use your smartphone to detect diseases. Mobile devices can be turned into tools to rapidly identify a variety of disease-causing agents, including bacteria, toxins and viruses. Smartphone-based tests have been developed for detecting HIV, malaria, TB and various food contaminants. Work is now also underway to use smartphones to detect COVID-19 – though there are various questions about the practicality and usefulness of using technology in this manner. We’ve been involved in developing ways of using smartphones to monitor food contamination as part of the EU project FoodSmartphone. Here, we…

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