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26 Minutes Ago The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its first approval for a gene therapy treatment targeting young children. The gene therapy is called Zolgensma, and it is designed to treat the rare genetic disease spinal muscular atrophy in children under the age of two.
1 Hour Ago Just as the sun comes up every day and the snow always melts in spring, there will be a new Call of Duty game this year.
1 Hour Ago Officials at both the local and state levels consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about putting some people who were potentially infected with measles on the Do Not Board list, it has been revealed.
1 Hour Ago The future of the iPhone is in flux, with predictions of some features appearing while others fade away. According to a report published today, we won’t see 5G in an iPhone in 2019, but we WILL see said feature in 2020.
2 Hours Ago This week the folks at Hasbro sent out a number of sizeable cardboard boxes to the media. These boxes contained large arrangements of toys – Transformers toys.
2 Hours Ago Earlier this week, Australian media reported that two different fireballs streaked over the nation’s southern skies, including one on Tuesday that resulted in a stunning flash of light.
2 Hours Ago An issue appeared on a number of OnePlus 7 Pro units over the past week having to do with its touchscreen. Several users reported their OnePlus 7 Pro triggering its touchscreen in either the upper-right or upper-left of the display – without their finger.
3 Hours Ago We still don’t know a ton about Project xCloud – Microsoft’s push into game streaming – but today, the company pulled the veil back just a little bit further.
3 Hours Ago Elon Musk’s Boring Company has run a race between a regular car and one of its LA tunnels, with the Top Gear-style challenge showing the potential speed improvements when you bypass road congestion.
4 Hours Ago A further 18 Earth-sized exoplanets have been spotted, hidden in NASA Kepler data, at least one of which could well support life researchers say. New algorithms were applied to data gathered by the Kepler Space Telescope, unlocking fresh discoveries despite the spacecraft itself being retired in 2018.
4 Hours Ago Last year, Telltale games closed its doors for good. It was a sad end to a studio that had persisted in the games industry for 14 years, building a name for itself with episodic adventure games based on big-name licenses.
4 Hours Ago Instead of a November 2019 release date, the Sonic the Hedgehog live-action movie will be moved to 2020. This is not the first time a delay of this nature took place in the internet age – but it might be the most important.
4 Hours Ago Obsequious, coy, and above all female virtual assistants like Alexa, Siri, and the Google Assistant are a widespread example of sexism, a new UN report argues, blasting gender bias coded into tech products.
5 Hours Ago This week a report cited multiple sources from Snapchat describing the non-private nature of the apps’ back end. Both iPhone (iOS) and Android versions of the app notwithstanding, Snapchat user data (including Snaps) are accessible with a tool called SnapLion.
5 Hours Ago When it was released in February, Apex Legends impressed pretty much everyone with its explosive popularity. Now, it seems, that popularity may have fallen off significantly.
5 Hours Ago Apple’s changes to the 2019 MacBook Pro to address keyboard reliability have been given the teardown treatment, to figure out just how the design has been altered.
6 Hours Ago The NASA official meant to lead the 2024 Moon mission has unexpectedly quit the agency, after Congress slapped down plans to create a new mission directorate.
6 Hours Ago Toward the end of April, Samsung made the decision to delay the release of the Galaxy Fold after it became clear that the device had some design flaws that made it easy to damage the phone’s delicate display.
8 Hours Ago The hype and media coverage may have died down a bit but many car makers still believe that autonomous is the future of driving. What many won’t admit, however, is how difficult it really is to train those self-driving systems.
9 Hours Ago We’ve seen Boston Dynamics’ Spot Minis play reindeer and pull Santa’s truck but those may have nothing on this robot hailing all the way from Italy.
9 Hours Ago How much more improvement can something like a game controller get? The input device has roughly stayed the same for nearly decades keeping the same shape and different only in button and joystick layout, depending on the gaming system.
11 Hours Ago We, and especially SpaceX, probably imagine rocket launches that take off any time just like planes. Reality, however, is that such launches are at the mercy of the weather even more than planes are.
17 Hours Ago Huawei just can’t catch a break, which isn’t really a surprise considering the pressure it’s under. Of course, companies in the US are also under the same pressure to cut ties with the Chinese company.
18 Hours Ago Snapchat’s claim to fame has always been its privacy feature, automatically deleting so-called ephemeral messages or after a period of time. Ironically, the social network’s biggest criticisms have also been on its privacy practices.
19 Hours Ago The recent drama surrounding Huawei and the ban imposed by the US government has caused some chaos in the Android world. There will probably be no shortage of smartphone users from the other camp that are feeling relieved that they are far removed from all that.