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Recommended Reading: A year later, the CRISPR babies are still a mystery

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Why the paper on the CRISPR babies stayed secret for so long Antonio Regalado, MIT Technology Review A year has passed since Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui presented work on editing the DNA of two girls while they were still embryos. Ethical issues with his actions abound, and even after all this …

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Italian Copyright Authority and Algorand Develop Blockchain Ecosystem for Copyright Management

The Italian Society of Authors and Publishers (SIAE) has teamed up with Algorand to develop a new ecosystem for copyright management, based on Algorand’s recently launched blockchain platform. SIAE had already started to develop the project – with the help of “La Sapienza” University of Rome and consulting company Blockchain Core. SIAE has now decided …

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Review: Horrified is a terrific family-friendly monster-themed board game

Enlarge <div class=”article-intro”>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at <a href=”http://cardboard.arstechnica.com/”>cardboard.arstechnica.com</a>.</div> Some folks use “family game” as a pejorative. Not me. For one thing, I happen to like my family. More importantly, as a player and critic of board games, it is my holy …

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Niantic And Qualcomm Will Build AR Glasses For World-scale Games

Fresh off the announcement of the Snapdragon XR2 mobile platform, Qualcomm revealed an impressively ambitious early partner for its latest mixed reality effort: AR software giant Niantic. The developer of multi-billion-dollar hit Pokémon Go and the popular Warner Bros. collaboration Harry Potter: Wizards Unite said that it will collaborate with the chipmaker on AR glasses, software, and cloud …

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Tesla to begin $10 monthly “premium connectivity” subscription plan for popular in-car features

Posted on December 7, 2019 Tesla will begin charging a $9.99 monthly fee for its “premium connectivity” internet package beginning January 1, 2020.  The update will affect all Model S, Model X, and Model 3 owners who purchased on or after July 1, 2018 and take effect on January 1, 2020. Tesla owners were notified …

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SEC Approves Bitcoin Futures Fund

</header> <strong>The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved an investment fund that will invest in bitcoin futures contracts. SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce calls this move “a bit of progress.” The SEC has also revealed why it decided to approve such a fund.</strong> Also read: Swiss Licensed Crypto Bank Expanding Into 9 Markets Bitcoin …

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Theragun review: This high-end percussive massage gun is not the end-all, be-all – CNET

The Theragun can be used to enhance workout recovery, performance, and more. Theragun I start warming up for a workout and grimace, a lunge stretch kindly reminding me that my last gym session annihilated my legs. So I pause my warmup and start walloping my leg muscles with 40 pounds of force. Not with my …

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The Morning After: One last update for Google Glass Explorer Edition

Sponsored Links Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! While this week has included plenty of 2019 recaps (Apple App Store, Google Play, YouTube, Spotify), there’s still some time left on the clock. Well, not as much for Google Glass Explorer Edition, but we’ll get to that. Also, a jury decided in …

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SEC Requests UK’s Intervention to Force Telegram’s Advisor to Testify

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) asked the High Court of England and Wales to force Telegram’s former chief investment advisor John Hyman to testify in the case over the firm’s Grams tokens offering. Industry news outlet Coindesk reported on Dec. 7 that the SEC’s request was revealed by documents filed by the …

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Floor pavements in Pompeii illustrate surveying technology

Enlarge L. FERRO, G MAGLI, M. OSANNA Decorative pavements in the floor of a recently unearthed Roman house in Pompeii offer a glimpse into the life and work of an ancient land surveyor. The pavements depict a stylized drawing of an ancient surveyor’s tool called a groma, along with a diagram of a surveying technique …

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