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This Optical Mic Can Record Multiple Instruments Separately

Although the sensitivity and performance of microphones has improved quite a bit since Alexander Graham Bell first patented them, they still have one big drawback that researchers from Carnegie Mellon University may have finally overcome by using has pair of run-of-the-mill video cameras. Put a microphone in a room with a bunch of musicians, and …

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What We Know About NASA’s Supposedly ‘Successful’ Megarocket Launch Rehearsal

NASA’s Space Launch System on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo: NASA NASA wrapped up its fourth wet dress rehearsal of the Space Launch System yesterday, during which time ground teams achieved a number of key test objectives. That said, an unresolved hydrogen leak prevented a full completion of the test, …

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Amazon CEO acknowledges loss of Black leaders in internal memo

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy speaks during the GeekWire Summit in Seattle on Oct. 5, 2021. david ryder | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon CEO Andy Jassy acknowledged losing two top Black executives, who led warehouses and transportation, in a company email Tuesday night. Jassy’s email sang the executives’ praises, adding that he’s “truly sorry to …

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How to Share a Mouse and Keyboard Across Multiple Computers

For a lot of us, day-to-day computing involves using more than one computer—and sometimes more than one computer operating system too. That can mean a lot of wires and a lot of swapping between keyboards, mice and trackpads, but there are now multiple hardware and software options for sharing one set of input devices between …

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Amazon’s Newest Warehouse Workers Will Never Unionize

Amazon has faced lots of public scrutiny and backlash for the dangerous working conditions in its warehouses. And rightfully so. Amazon warehouses seem like bad places to work. As a consequence, there’ve been hints that the company is struggling to find enough people to fill all the warehouse jobs. So, it’s no surprise that Amazon …

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Sam Bankman-Fried rescues crypto lenders BlockFi, Voyager

With no central bank willing to come to the rescue, beleaguered crypto companies are turning to their peers for help. Billionaire crypto exchange boss Sam Bankman-Fried has signed deals to bail out two firms in as many weeks: BlockFi, a quasi-bank, and Voyager Digital, a digital asset brokerage. FTX, Bankman-Fried’s crypto exchange, agreed Tuesday to …

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What We Know About NASA’s Supposedly ‘Successful’ Megarocket Launch Rehearsal

NASA’s Space Launch System on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo: NASA NASA wrapped up its fourth wet dress rehearsal of the Space Launch System yesterday, during which time ground teams achieved a number of key test objectives. That said, an unresolved hydrogen leak prevented a full completion of the test, …

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Apple Patent Explores Phone Charging Touch Keyboard

MacBook Pro 14Photo: Caitlin McGarry/Gizmodo Apple’s MacBooks haven’t changed much over the past decade or so. Some of the latest models were recently redesigned with modern features, but their form remains that of traditional laptops. That isn’t due to a lack of ideas. Between each model refresh is a flood of patents conjured up by …

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What is staked ether (stETH) and why is it causing havoc in crypto?

Ether is the second-largest cryptocurrency in the world by market value. Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto via Getty Images Another controversial cryptocurrency is causing havoc in the digital asset market — and this time, it’s not a stablecoin. Staked ether, or stETH, is a token that’s supposed to be worth the same as ether. But for …

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Instagram and Snapchat Announce Updates to Stay Relevant

Change is the only the constant, especially when it comes to social media apps. But that doesn’t mean the changes are unique. Instagram is testing out a full-screen feed feature that looks awfully similar to TikTok’s interface. And Snapchat is joining Twitter in adding a paid subscriber tier. Also, if Elon Musk gets his way, …

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