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A smart bra for better heart health

Would wearing a common piece of clothing help you stay healthy? An innovative bra that can track biomarkers like heartbeat, breath, and temperature in real time is demonstrated by TED Fellow Alicia Chong Rodriguez. This life-saving device could help close the gender gap in cardiovascular research, bringing women’s health care into the twenty-first century.

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Science is Looking at Ways to Self-Heal Cellphones

https://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=38194

Almost all cellphone users experience a cracked screen at some point. This bothersome issue can be disappointing and is expensive to fix.

Twinkal Patel is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Concordia University. He studied how to use self-healing polymer networks for improving the battery life of triboelectric nanogenerators. This technology could be used to extend the lifespan of cellphone batteries.

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Facebook might change its company name

https://bgr.com/tech/facebook-changing-its-name-wont-fix-its-toxicity-problem/

A report says Facebook intends to change the company name to something else, with Horizon being a potential rebrand for Zuckerberg & Co.

A former Facebook employee leaked internal documents that show Facebook was aware of how unsafe its social products can be, including Facebook and Instagram. The only way forward for Facebook (the company) is to change the company name under which Facebook operates. But that won’t fix its toxicity problem.

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October’s full Hunter’s Moon of 2021 rises tonight!

https://www.space.com/full-hunters-moon-2021-rises-tonight

The full moon arrives at 10:57 a.m. EDT (1457 GMT) on Wednesday (Oct. 20).

The Hunter’s Moon rises tonight, marking the first full moon of the fall season in the northern hemisphere.

October’s full moon will reach its peak at 10:57 a.m. EDT (1457 GMT) today (Oct. 20), though the moon will have appeared full since Monday night, and will remain big and bright in the night sky through Thursday.

The full moon will be visible during night hours to the casual skywatcher, weather permitting.

On the U.S. East Coast, the full Moon will rise at 6:26 p.m. EDT (2226 GMT), shortly after sunset.

The full moon will be accompanied by the planet Mercury, which will appear about 5 degrees above the eastern horizon, according to NASA’s viewing guide.

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Realme 3 Pro receives Android 11-based Realme UI 2.0 update

https://www.gizchina.com/2021/10/15/realme-3-pro-receives-android-11-based-realme-ui-2-0-update/

Realme has just announced Realme UI 3.0 which will be the newest skin over the latest Android 12 version.

Meanwhile, the company still has some smartphones eligible for Android 11 to update.

Today, the Realme 3 Pro is getting the promised Android 11-based update which brings Realme UI 2.0.

The smartphone got access to Realme UI 2.0 Early Access (Beta) in July.

Realme should keep pushing security updates in a limited way.

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Diablo II: Resurrected Is Still Being Plagued By Hellish Server

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/10/diablo-ii-resurrected-is-still-being-plagued-by-hellish-server-outages

In the month of September, Blizzard launched Diablo II: Resurrected – a remaster of its classic ARPG hack-and-slash, originally released on computers two decades ago.

Somehow though, over the past week, it’s all fallen apart on Blizzard’s end and a lot of players (across all platforms) are struggling to just log into the game.

Some have even lost characters along the way, thanks to the ongoing server outages.

Although patches and fixes have been issued in an attempt to rectify the situation, it seems many players are still encountering the same problems.

It’s now got to the point on social media, where the hashtag #RefundD2R is beginning to gain traction – some have already refunded their own digital copies of the game on consoles, but this is not possible for anyone who purchased the game directly from Blizzard.

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NVIDIA cuts Game Ready drivers for Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and Kepler

https://www.windowscentral.com/nvidia-game-ready-drivers-end-support-windows-7-8-81-and-kepler-based-gpus

NVIDIA’s latest driver drops support for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. Kepler cards will continue to get security updates until September 2024. Finding replacement cards could be difficult; best cards rarely come out in stock fast. The GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 aren’t affected by this move.

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How to watch the ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Direct

https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/how-to-watch-the-animal-crossing-new-horizons-direct-3071579

Th presentation will last roughly 20 minutes, detailing new content coming from a free expansion that is set to arrive for all Animal Crossing: New Horizons players in November.

The date of the reveal coincides with the birthday of villager Brewster, whose café The Roost had already been teased as making its return via a new wing in the museum.

In previous games, Brewster historically worked alongside Blathers in the museum, although he was last seen in A New Leaf with his own coffee shop.

It’s not clear what other content will be coming to New Horizons until the presentation, but fans will certainly be eager for fresh new activities after a notable lack of updates this year, bar a recycling of seasonal events and time-limited items.

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When Will ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Downtime End

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https://washingtonnewsday.com/technology/pubg-update-14-1-when-will-playerunknowns-battlegrounds-server-downtime-end/

The highlight of 14.1 is a new carry feature that allows you to pick up teammates and transport them to safety.

A few intriguing modifications have been made to the Taego and Erangel maps as part of the 14.1 release.

A new river and several terrain changes are also being implemented in the Pochinki area.

There are also balancing modifications for some vehicles (including the Pony Coupe and Porter pickup truck), new Halloween weapon skins, and a list of bug patches in addition to all of the above.

How Long Will ‘PUBG’ Servers Be Down for Upkeep?On October 14, at 12 a.m. ET, the PUBG servers went offline for maintenance.

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Small Business Owners Learn the Importance of Cybersecurity | Bu

https://www.bollyinside.com/news/small-business-owners-learn-the-importance-of-cybersecurity-business

Cybersecurity breaches are often threats that get overlooked, but for Tim Conard, president of TS Conard Inc. Technology Solutions and one of the presenting speakers for the workshop, he’s seen businesses fall apart by not taking these matters seriously or having the tools or software to protect them.

Wednesday’s small business workshop focused on the importance of understanding the legal aspects of owning a business, along with how to protect one’s business through technology.

Wednesday’s workshop, made possible through a collaboration with Southside St. Joseph and Missouri Western State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, gave business owners and those alike some tips on what they can do to prevent these sort of cyber attacks on their businesses from happening.

“The biggest threat to business is losing money and losing the ability to operate.

According to IBM’s 2021 Cost of a Data Breach Report, which includes research from the Ponemon Institute, 2021 has seen the highest data breach cost in the 17-year history of the report at $4.24 million.