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Researchers treat rheumatoid arthritis with implanted cells that release drug
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Researchers treat rheumatoid arthritis with implanted cells that release drug

Washington [US], September 3 (ANI): Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have genetically engineered cells that, when implanted in mice, will deliver a biologic drug in response to inflammation. The goal of the research was to develop rheumatoid arthritis therapies with minimal side effects.The engineered cells reduced inflammation and prevented a type of damage to bone, known as bone erosion, in a mouse model of rheumatoid arthritis. The research team's ultimate aim is to develop therapies for people coping with rheumatoid arthritis, a debilitating condition that affects about 1.3 million adults in the United States. The new findings have been published online in the journal Science Advances."Doctors often treat patients who have rheumatoid arthritis wi...
Amazon planning to launch Alexa-powered TV in October
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Amazon planning to launch Alexa-powered TV in October

Washington [US], September 3 (ANI): American tech giant Amazon may release Amazon-branded TVs as soon as October. The company has previously launched smart displays, smart speakers and Fire TV sticks. As per The Verge, Amazon will release Amazon-branded TVs in the US. The TVs will have Alexa, screen sizes in the range of 55 to 75 inches, and will be designed and manufactured by third parties such as TCL.The company is also developing a TV designed in-house, but it's unclear when that might be released.Amazon is not entirely new to the TV market. The company offers AmazonBasics branded TVs in India. It has also partnered with BestBuy to sell Toshiba and Insignia TVs that run Amazon's Fire TV software. Amazon also sells Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Cube, which you can hook up to your TV.But thi...
Apple’s rumored AR/VR headset might require nearby iPhone, Mac connection
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Apple’s rumored AR/VR headset might require nearby iPhone, Mac connection

Washington [US], September 3 (ANI): American tech giant Apple's rumored AR/VR headset will be designed to rely on another device, and may have to offload more processor-heavy tasks to a connected iPhone or Mac.According to The Verge, a report suggests that Apple is reportedly working on a custom chip for the headset; an SoC that's intentionally missing capabilities found in Apple's other processors.While the new chip won't have Apple's neural engine, which handles AI and machine learning, it's reportedly designed to be better at wirelessly sending and receiving data, and compressing/decompressing video than traditional chips, which makes sense if the headset is designed to stream data from another device rather than doing the heavy processing itself.Sources claim it's designed to be as pow...
Genes can respond to coded information in signals or filter them out entirely: Study
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Genes can respond to coded information in signals or filter them out entirely: Study

Washington [US], September 2 (ANI): A new research from North Carolina State University has demonstrated that genes are capable of identifying and responding to coded information in light signals, as well as filtering out some signals entirely.The findings of the study were published in the journal 'Cell Systems'.The study showed how a single mechanism can trigger different behaviours from the same gene -- and has applications in the biotechnology sector."The fundamental idea here is that you can encode information in the dynamics of a signal that a gene is receiving," said Albert Keung, corresponding author of a paper on the work and an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at NC State."So, rather than a signal simply being present or absent, the way in which the si...
Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro may launch on September 13
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Google Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro may launch on September 13

Washington [US], September 1 (ANI): Seems like September is going to be filled with major smartphone launches from some big tech giants.Apple and Samsung have already hinted at unveiling the iPhone 13 series and the Galaxy S21 FE in September. And now looks like Google is here to steal the thunder. Google's big new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are coming, and according to a tipster, they could arrive sooner than we thought. September 13 is the rumour, a day before Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 13, reported Mashable. The tipster claimed that Google will hold its international Pixel 6 press conference on September 13. If true, September is going to be a really, really busy month for smartphones. Google's phones have historically offered amazing cameras and it seems like the company is ...
Microsoft threatens to withhold Windows 11 updates for users with old CPUs
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Microsoft threatens to withhold Windows 11 updates for users with old CPUs

Washington [US], August 29 (ANI): American tech giant Microsoft has threatened to withhold Windows 11 updates and potentially even the security updates for users who have an old CPU.According to The Verge, Microsoft had earlier said that it won't actually block users from installing Windows 11 on a PC with an older CPU, but now the company has told the outlet that unsupported PCs won't be entitled to receive Windows Updates and driver updates.It's quite possible this is just a cover up measure on Microsoft's part. It's hard to imagine that Microsoft wouldn't issue critical security patches, when they've often extended support and offered the occasional free patch even after it's shelved an operating system for good.This could be a measure to discourage people from thinking that Microsoft w...
Study shows if it will be safe for humans to fly to Mars
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Study shows if it will be safe for humans to fly to Mars

Washington [US], August 30 (ANI): Space scientists and researchers have found that humans should be able to safely travel to and from Mars, provided that the spacecraft has sufficient shielding and the round trip is shorter than approximately four years.The findings of the study were published in the journal 'Space Weather'.Sending human travellers to Mars would require scientists and engineers to overcome a range of technological and safety obstacles.One of them is the grave risk posed by particle radiation from the sun, distant stars and galaxies.Answering two key questions would go a long way toward overcoming that hurdle: Would particle radiation pose too grave a threat to human life throughout a round trip to the red planet? And, could the very timing of a mission to Mars help shield ...
iPhone 13 could have satellite connectivity
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iPhone 13 could have satellite connectivity

Washington [US], August 30 (ANI): The iPhone 13 launch is only a few weeks away with more and more rumours surfacing each day. Well, there's now more to add to that excitement.According to noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 13 will feature LEO satellite communication connectivity which will essentially allow users to send messages and make calls without coverage, reported Mashable.In his recent notes to investors, Kuo stated that he expects the iPhone 13 to feature support for low earth orbit or LEO satellite communication feature. Through this, users will be able to send messages and make phone calls in remote areas where 4G LTE or other network bands are hard to find.Ming-Chi Kuo also reported that the LEP satellite communication might also arrive on Apple's future AR/VR headsets and...
Apple announces huge push into classical music, standalone app launching in 2022
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Apple announces huge push into classical music, standalone app launching in 2022

Washington [US], August 31 (ANI): In a bid to expand its classical music offering, Apple recently announced that it has acquired classical music streaming service Primephonic and will launch an app dedicated to the genre in 2022. As per The Verge, the tech giant stated that it will incorporate the app's functionality and playlists into Apple Music.The result will be "a significantly improved classical music experience," Apple said. There will also be a standalone Apple Music classical app coming sometime in 2022.Effective immediately, Primephonic is no longer accepting new customers, and the service as it exists today will shut down on September 7.Apple says Primephonic's playlists and "exclusive audio content" will be the first to be integrated into Apple Music. Down the line, it'll add "...
WhatsApp may soon get quick message reactions like Messenger
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WhatsApp may soon get quick message reactions like Messenger

Washington [US], August 29 (ANI): Facebook-owned popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp might soon get quick message reactions just like the company's other social media platforms- Messenger and Instagram DM. According to a report by WABetaInfo, obtained by Mashable India, WhatsApp is working on bringing reactions to its platform.The feature is not available yet, but after it will be officially launched, users will be able to react to the messages in the form of emoticons.This will help the users to send an instant expression to a message without sending an actual follow-up message.As with most of the WhatsApp features, users will not get this feature on an older version of WhatsApp, rather they will need to upgrade to the latest version, as per Mashable India. (ANI)This story is prov...