Technology 

All new iPhone apps must embrace the iPhone X notch, Apple decrees – CNET

Sarah Tew and Ian Knighton/CNET The notch is here to stay.  On Wednesday, Apple informed developers that all future iPhone and universal apps must support the iPhone X’s display — meaning they need to incorporate the large cut-out at the top of that screen for Apple’s Face ID sensor, as well as the nearly edge-to-edge screen. “Starting April 2018, all new iOS apps submitted to the App Store must be built with the iOS 11 SDK. All new apps for iPhone, including universal apps, must support the Super Retina display of…

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Three different immigration bills fail in Senate

WASHINGTON — The Senate ended its immigration debate this week exactly where it began — in a stalemate. In a major blow to President Donald Trump, the Senate failed to pass legislation based on his proposal that would have made major reforms to the legal immigration system, built a border wall and provide citizenship to about half of the Dreamers in the country. The measure was one of three proposals the Senate voted on that would have addressed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, but it received…

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Technology 

‘Cobra Kai’ trailer teases a ‘Karate Kid’ rematch – CNET

Some feuds never die. In the first footage from the upcoming “Cobra Kai” series on YouTube, Red, Danny (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny (William Zabka) face off once again. Danny and Johnny, of course, fought each other in the classic 1984 film “The Karate Kid.” This teaser shows Johnny reopening the fearsome Cobra Kai dojo, because there weren’t enough bullying jerks in the world already, apparently.  The series reportedly brings the Johnny-Danny rivalry down to a new generation, but seeing the two old adversaries themselves face off in the preview gives…

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‘Deeply ashamed’ Oxfam chief at the centre of sex scandal resigns

Roland van Hauwermeiren, 68, resigned as the charity’s director in Haiti amid accusations he used sex workers while delivering humanitarian aid to the region.  Speaking for the first time since he fled his home in Poperinge, on the Belgian-French border, he said: “I’m a man of flesh and blood and I have made mistakes.  “I am deeply ashamed.”  Mr van Hauwermeiren said he quit because he did not exercise enough control over staff accused of sexual misconduct.  Describing his sexual encounters in Haiti, the Belgian said: “I have indeed admitted…

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Germany’s SPD leader-in-waiting gears up for policy clash with ‘down for the count’ Merkel

Deep divisions over support for Mrs Merkel in a new coalition government led to the resignation of SPD leader Martin Schulz this week and the favourite to replace him has told supporters she is up for the fight. Andrea Nahles backs renewing the alliance but promised to help the party reinvent itself by fighting for its policies in a government with Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU). She told a rally in Schwerte, a town in the SPD’s traditional heartland of North Rhine-Westphalia: “We will not do a runner in this…

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How To 

6 things you should know about Chrome’s new ad-blocker – CNET

Sure, sure… Chrome now blocks web ads. Pigs also fly, and pizza is now a health food. But it’s true: As of today, Chrome does block ads — some of them, anyway. Here’s what you need to know about the browser’s new groove. Not all ads, just ‘bad’ ads Google’s goal is to improve the user experience by stripping away ads that “do not follow the Better Ads Standards.”  In real-world terms, say goodbye to ads that pop up, count down, automatically play video or sounds, or block the content you…

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How To 

Finding the right manufacturer for your product – CNET

With technology increasingly intertwined with all aspects of business, CNET@Work can help you — from prosumers to small businesses with fewer than five employees — get started. Chris Adams first hatched the idea for Levium, a natural supplement used to treat stress and anxiety, when he was confronted with his then 5-year-old daughter’s panic attacks. As a veteran IT professional and executive, he has also witnessed high levels  of stress and anxiety in younger tech workers. Adams decided to do something about it. Assembling a team of researchers, clinicians, academics,…

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Entertainment 

Altered Carbon book vs show: THAT ‘torture porn’ scene was even more HORRIFIC

Altered Carbon mixes sex and horror with shocking ease. This is not a show for the squeamish. For every naked nipple and full-frontal there is another scene of relentlessly brutality. The main image above isn’t even torture, it’s a rebirth moment and sets the tone for how much everyone constantly suffers. Nowhere more so than in Episode 4, which centres on a very prolonged interrogation scene where Takeshi Kovacs is endlessly tortured to death in virtual reality and then revived before it starts all over again. Everything imaginable is done…

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Science 

The ‘Screaming Mummy’ Was a Murderer Who Killed Himself

The “screaming mummy,” likely that of Prince Pentawere, a man who tried (likely successfully) to kill his own father pharaoh Ramesses III, is now on public display at the Egyptian Museum. More He’s back. Prince Pentawere, a man who tried (probably successfully) to murder his own father, Pharaoh Ramesses III, and later took his own life after he was put on trial, is now on public display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Pentawere’s mummy, popularly known as the “screaming mummy,” was not properly mummified. No embalming fluid was used,…

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Science 

On the Battlefield, Ants Treat Each Other's War Wounds

A species of warmongering sub-Saharan ant not only rescues its battle-wounded soldiers but also treats their injuries. This strikingly unusual behavior raises the survival rate for injured ants from a mere 20 percent to 90 percent, according to new research published Feb. 13 in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. These same ants, a species called Megaponera analis, were observed last year bringing their injured back to the nest, but no one knew what happened to the wounded ants after that, said study leader Erik Frank, a postdoctoral…

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