Microsoft Edge overtakes Firefox — but good luck dethroning Chrome

Mozilla Firefox has lost its spot as the second most popular browser to Microsoft Edge — the spiritual successor to everyone’s least favorite alternative, Internet Explorer. Edge takes over the runner-up position with a 7.59% market share, followed by Firefox with 7.19%, according to data NetMarketShare shared with Softpedia News. That said, Google’s Chrome still lords over the competition with a stunning 68.5% market share. To make matters worse, it seems Firefox lost ground primarily to Edge. In January, Firefox commandeered an 8.22% share of the browser market, trailing behind Chrome‘s 66.59% and followed by Edge with 6.47%. Since then,…
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Daily Distraction: Here are some free ebooks for your lockdown, nerd

There’s a lot going on around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, and it can be quite overwhelming sometimes to keep reading news or looking at updates. So, it’s important to switch off for a while, and what better way to do that than some good old reading. And because a lot of people are stuck at home, a ton of publishers have opened up their libraries of titles ranging from fiction to science. Today, we’ll lists some free eBook sources, so you can lie down on your sofa, and dive into a great book. Seagull Books is offering…
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Ride hailing apps like Uber linked to increased crashes, study finds

Ride hailing apps like Uber and Lyft provide users with a quick and easy way to get about town, but according to new research, they also lead to an increased number of crashes for motorists and pedestrians. Researchers from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health collated data from over 370 million ride-hail trips taken in New York between 2017 and 2018. They compared traffic flows at the time of an accident, to a week before and a week after the incident. [Read: Ebikes and e-scooters legalized in New York, delivery drivers first to benefit] After crunching the numbers, the…
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Research: Ancient Japan’s red flying pheasant may have been an aurora

Pheasants are traditional messengers from Heaven in Japanese folklore. So, what happened the day a giant red one appeared in the sky over that island nation? And, what was it? In the year 620 CE, a strange light, described in ancient texts as a red pheasant, appeared over the skies of Japan. This odd sight perplexed observers, some of whom recorded the event in stories which have since come down to our own time. “On December 30 in 620, a red sign appeared in heaven. The length was more than one jo (10 degrees). The shape was similar to a…
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Researchers want your voice to train coronavirus-detecting AI

Researchers behind an AI app that detects coronavirus in your voice have asked for volunteers to help by uploading audio of them coughing, breathing, and talking. Scientists from Cambridge University will use the data to develop machine learning algorithms that analyze a voice for symptoms of COVID-19. The COVID-19 Sounds App joins a growing list of tools using voice analysis to diagnose the coronavirus. The method remains unproven, but the team believes the sounds made by COVD-19 patients are so specific that they can reveal who has the disease. “Having spoken to doctors, one of the most common things they have…
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Your smartphone is covered in germs — and this portable sterilizer kills them all in minutes.

Harmful bacteria can live on your phone plenty long enough to get right up next to your face during your next call. That’s why having a line of defense like the intelliARMOR UV Shield Portable Smart Phone Sanitizer ($49.99, $10 off right now from TNW Deals) has never been more important.

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Your boobs are about to be disrupted — here’s why

It’s a private quest every woman has been on since her pre-teens. We’ve all been on various excursions to the mall, high street or local lingerie boutique in the hope that somewhere, out there, exists the mythical perfect bra. The problem is that traditional lingerie and sports clothing stores have long offered standard sizes, fabrics, designs, and capabilities, with little chance for customization. Industry giants like Victoria’s Secret are now seeing major criticism and declining sales numbers due to the demand for lingerie that isn’t just sexy but also designed for different shapes, activities, functions, and, most importantly, comfort. The…
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Huawei’s first OLED TV looks insane — but I’m not sure I want one

TVs are an interesting branch of technology. Despite the constant advancements and how much they’re used, TVs are rarely something I get genuinely excited about. It’s hard to know why: Maybe it’s how rarely I switch models, or possibly the lack of exciting features beyond more and brighter pixels. Well, it seems that Huawei‘s first OLED TV wants to change that. The Huawei Smart TV X65 — which has just had a whole load of details about it revealed — is jam-packed full of interesting features. The thing is, now they’re close to hitting the market, I’m not sure I want them.…
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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Bitcoin climbs above $7,000 for the first time since the coronavirus meltdown’

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 Faraday used to say: Let’s whip up a knowledge omelette! Bitcoin price We closed the day, April 06 2020, at a price of $7,271. That’s a decent 7.12 percent increase in 24 hours, or $483. It was the highest closing price in twenty-five days. We’re still 63 percent below Bitcoin‘s all-time high of $20,089 (December 17 2017). Bitcoin market cap Bitcoin’s market cap ended…
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