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How myths about the ‘female’ brain hold women back from pursing careers in science August 11, 2020

In 1879, French polymath Gustave Le Bon wrote that even in “the most intelligent races” there “are a large number of women whose brains are closer in size to those of gorillas than to the most developed male brains.” He continued his insult with: “This inferiority is so obvious that no one can contest it […]

How myths about the ‘female’ brain hold women back from pursing careers in science


In 1879, French polymath Gustave Le Bon wrote that even in “the most intelligent races” there “are a large number of women whose brains are closer in size to those of gorillas than to the most developed male brains.” He continued his insult with: “This inferiority is so obvious that no one can contest it for a moment; only its degree is worth discussion.” Today we have moved on, right? But whenever we attempt to explain the under-representation of women in science, debunked myths seem to sneak back into the debate in different guises – no matter how often they…

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Report: since January, a group has been hijacking Tor exit relay nodes to perform SSL stripping attacks, peaking in May when the group ran 23.95% of all nodes (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)


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Report: since January, a group has been hijacking Tor exit relay nodes to perform SSL stripping attacks, peaking in May when the group ran 23.95% of all nodes  —  At one point, the group ran almost a quarter of all Tor exit nodes.  Group still controls 10% of all Tor exit nodes today.

Report: since January, a group has been hijacking Tor exit relay nodes to perform SSL stripping attacks, peaking in May when the group ran 23.95% of all nodes (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)
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More ransomware victims are paying up, even when data recovery is possible

Even when it’s possible to recover data, some companies are still paying up. More ransomware victims are paying up, even when data recovery is possible
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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin mining is profitable again’

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Our robot colleague Satoshi Nakaboto writes about Bitcoin every fucking day. Welcome to another edition of Bitcoin Today, where I, Satoshi Nakaboto, tell you what’s been going on with Bitcoin in the past 24 hours. As Baudriallard used to say: Shop ’till you drop! Bitcoin price We closed the day, August 10 2020, at a price of $11,878. That’s a minor 1.85 percent increase in 24 hours, or $215. It was the highest closing price in three hundred and sixty-seven days. We’re still 40 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin‘s market cap…

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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin mining is profitable again’
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iPhone 'batterygate' settlement: Here's how to claim your $25 – CNET

You’ll need to know the serial number of your iPhone 6, 6S, SE or 7 to submit a claim. iPhone 'batterygate' settlement: Here's how to claim your – CNET
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Google's flagship Pixel 5 probably won't get a "flagship" processor – CNET

Rumours of the Pixel 5’s chipset heat up ahead of its fall launch. Google's flagship Pixel 5 probably won't get a "flagship" processor – CNET
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Nreal, which fought off IP theft suit from Magic Leap, will start shipping AR glasses in S. Korea this month for ~$586 or $295 when bundled with Galaxy Note 20 (Adi Robertson/The Verge)


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Nreal, which fought off IP theft suit from Magic Leap, will start shipping AR glasses in S. Korea this month for ~$586 or $295 when bundled with Galaxy Note 20  —  They cost $586 alone or $295 in a Galaxy Note 20 bundle  —  The Nreal Light mixed reality glasses are shipping in Korea alongside Samsung’s newly announced Galaxy Note 20.

Nreal, which fought off IP theft suit from Magic Leap, will start shipping AR glasses in S. Korea this month for ~6 or 5 when bundled with Galaxy Note 20 (Adi Robertson/The Verge)
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UFC 252 Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier: Start time, how to watch online and full fight card – CNET

This fight could determine who is the greatest heavyweight in UFC history. UFC 252 Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier: Start time, how to watch online and full fight card – CNET
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2021 Genesis GV80 SUV looks to deliver asterisk-free modern luxury – Roadshow

Bristling with tech, Hyundai’s luxury upstart is finally getting into the SUV game. A day spent getting to know the GV80 suggests Genesis is going big. 2021 Genesis GV80 SUV looks to deliver asterisk-free modern luxury – Roadshow
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2021 Genesis GV80 is a new wave in SUV design – Roadshow

With looks that fall somewhere between Rolls-Royce Cullinan and Cyberpunk 2077, the GV80 is set to turn heads and empty wallets. 2021 Genesis GV80 is a new wave in SUV design – Roadshow
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NASA's Dawn spacecraft discovers a hidden ocean under Ceres' icy shell – CNET

Bright spots on Ceres, a dwarf planet in the asteroid belt, point to an underground ocean that remains active today. NASA's Dawn spacecraft discovers a hidden ocean under Ceres' icy shell – CNET
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Nreal’s augmented reality glasses are shipping this month in Korea

Nreal Light glasses on LG Uplus

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The Nreal Light mixed reality glasses are shipping in Korea alongside Samsung’s newly announced Galaxy Note 20. LG Uplus will sell the glasses as a standalone device for 699,000KRW (around $586), and it’s bundling them with the Galaxy Note 20 or LG Velvet and a 5G data plan for 349,500KRW (around $295). Preorders open on August 11th, and the headsets will be available in stores on August 21st.

The Nreal Light (also referred to as “U+ Real Glass”) is a light sunglasses-style headset that tethers to a separate computing device — in this case, the Galaxy Note 20. It uses spatial tracking and projected images to overlay apps onto the real world, and Nreal pitches it as a more spacious alternative to a smartphone when you’re watching videos,…

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In an all-hands meeting last week, Reddit's CEO defended allowing Trump election ads including homepage takeovers, and said Reddit won't allow auctions (Megan Rose Dickey/TechCrunch)


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In an all-hands meeting last week, Reddit’s CEO defended allowing Trump election ads including homepage takeovers, and said Reddit won’t allow auctions  —  Reddit is gearing up to run ads for President Donald Trump ahead of the 2020 presidential election despite concerns from employees, TechCrunch has learned.

In an all-hands meeting last week, Reddit's CEO defended allowing Trump election ads including homepage takeovers, and said Reddit won't allow auctions (Megan Rose Dickey/TechCrunch)
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Gogo says it's trying to sell its commercial in-flight internet business amid COVID-19, CEO says company has had "extensive discussions with multiple parties" (Sean O'Kane/The Verge)


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Gogo says it’s trying to sell its commercial in-flight internet business amid COVID-19, CEO says company has had “extensive discussions with multiple parties”  —  It supplies major airlines like Delta, United, and Alaska  —  In-flight internet provider Gogo is trying to sell …

Gogo says it's trying to sell its commercial in-flight internet business amid COVID-19, CEO says company has had "extensive discussions with multiple parties" (Sean O'Kane/The Verge)
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According to an email sent to podcast producers, Amazon says it will add free podcasts in Amazon Music, for both free and paid tiers, and on Audible (Matthew Keys/The Desk)


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According to an email sent to podcast producers, Amazon says it will add free podcasts in Amazon Music, for both free and paid tiers, and on Audible  —  Amazon will incorporate free podcasts into its Amazon Music and Audible products, according to a confidential email distributed to podcast producers on Monday.

According to an email sent to podcast producers, Amazon says it will add free podcasts in Amazon Music, for both free and paid tiers, and on Audible (Matthew Keys/The Desk)
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Google is delaying the shutdown of Chrome apps, but you probably weren’t using them anyway

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Google is going to let you use Chrome apps for a little while longer, as the company on Monday announced an extension to its planned timeline to end support for the software (via 9to5Google).

If you aren’t familiar with Chrome apps, they’re apps that you install in Chrome that work similarly to apps that you’d launch from your desktop — like this one for read-it-later app Pocket. But they aren’t widely adopted — Google said that “approximately 1 percent of users on Windows, Mac, and Linux actively use Chrome packaged apps” all the way back in August 2016 when it first announced plans to wind down support for the platform.

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Want a pair of Jabra Elite 65t true wireless earbuds for $20? Just buy a Chromebook – CNET

Best Buy’s Back to School deals include the almost-free earbuds with select Chromebooks. Want a pair of Jabra Elite 65t true wireless earbuds for ? Just buy a Chromebook – CNET
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Source: AmEx is in advanced talks to buy SoftBank-backed online lender Kabbage for as much as $850M in an all-cash deal as soon as this month (Bloomberg)

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Source: AmEx is in advanced talks to buy SoftBank-backed online lender Kabbage for as much as $850M in an all-cash deal as soon as this month  —  American Express Co. is in advanced talks to buy the online small-business lender Kabbage Inc., which is backed by investors including Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp …

Source: AmEx is in advanced talks to buy SoftBank-backed online lender Kabbage for as much as 0M in an all-cash deal as soon as this month (Bloomberg)
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New Rolls-Royce Ghost will have all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering – Roadshow

A new video teaser details many of the Ghost’s new suspension technologies. New Rolls-Royce Ghost will have all-wheel drive, all-wheel steering – Roadshow
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Minecraft: Education Edition is available on Chromebooks just in time for the school year

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Microsoft is adding Chromebook support to Minecraft: Education Edition, offering another way for schools to teach virtually this upcoming school year.

Designed specifically for a classroom setting, Minecraft: Education Edition provides tools for educators like virtual chalkboards and a Classroom mode that allows teachers to communicate with their students and view where they are throughout the game world. Educators can find user-created lessons on the Minecraft: Education Edition website that cover subjects including history and math. The lessons have players exploring the game’s map, like one that has students going on a scavenger hunt to learn the elements of the periodic table, that help kids learn by playing the game.

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Best baby food delivery and subscriptions for 2020 – CNET

These seven convenient options will make babies (and parents) smile. Best baby food delivery and subscriptions for 2020 – CNET
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Uber and Lyft must make their drivers in California full employees, judge rules

Uber plans to appeal Monday’s ruling, arguing it adversely affects workers. Uber and Lyft must make their drivers in California full employees, judge rules
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Hulu will stream Black-ish episode Disney controversially shelved in 2018

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In November 2017, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote an episode of his Emmy-award winning ABC comedy titled “Please, Baby, Please” that tackled racism in America, ranging from the Charlottesville protests to kneeling in the NFL. Just a week before it was set to air in 2018, Disney shelved it. Now, the episode will finally see the light of day on Disney’s general entertainment streaming service, Hulu.

“We were one year post-election and coming to the end of a year that left us, like many Americans, grappling with the state of our country and anxious about its future,” Barris wrote in a statement on Twitter. “Those feelings poured onto the page, becoming 22 minutes of television that I was, and still am, incredibly proud of. ‘Please,…

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The best 65-inch TV for 2020: Samsung, TCL, LG and more – CNET

65 is the new 50, and large TVs are cheaper than ever. Here are our favorites. The best 65-inch TV for 2020: Samsung, TCL, LG and more – CNET
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Mobile game controllers without buttons are monstrosities you can buy now

The Anker PowerCore Play 6K is one of many controllers without buttons you’ll find on Amazon | Anker

Ask almost anyone you know and they’ll probably agree: all good controllers have at least one button. Who might disagree with that? No one you should trust — plus the several manufacturers, including well-known brands like Anker and HyperX, that have started making controllers for your phone that don’t have any buttons at all.

These strange new gadgets won’t make controlling games via on-screen controls any easier, though they’re not completely pointless for people who play PUBG and some other mobile hits that don’t have official controller support.

Anker’s PowerCore Play 6K controller is essentially a $36 6,700mAh power bank that’s molded into the shape of a controller grip….

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