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Google suffered a meltdown as Gmail, Maps and YouTube went down

No, it’s not just you: Google appears to be suffering a massive meltdown. Numerous users are flocking to report experiencing issues using its services, including Maps, Search, Gmail, Drive and YouTube.<p>Both DownDetector and Outage Report are indicating that the company is struggling with server …

With more than 6M daily users, Slack opens up cross-organization teams

Slack today announced a slew of new updates, and also said that the company now has more than 6 million daily active users and has crossed $200 million in annual recurring revenue.<p>Silicon Valley’s favorite enterprise chat app, still seems to be growing quite a bit and continues to roll out the …

Microsoft Teams

A stroke took away this neuroscientist's sense of past and future

Jill Bolte Taylor recalls all the things she forgot.<p>As a neuroanatomist at Harvard, I studied how our brain creates our perception of ­reality. And then one morning, I woke up with a sharp pain directly behind my left eye. In the course of four hours, I lost the ability to walk, talk, read, write, …

The Brain

IBM turns to artificial intelligence to solve poverty, hunger, and illiteracy

IBM is channeling its science and tech expertise into tackling some of the world's biggest problems.<p>On Wednesday, the tech giant announced the launch …

Artificial Intelligence

Mice helped scientists discover a potential link to OCD

Levels of histamine, a chemical produced by the body's immune system, in certain parts of the brain could regulate disorders like Tourette's Syndrome …

Neuroscience

Kaspersky files antitrust complaint against Microsoft for disabling its anti-virus software

Kaspersky Lab has filed antitrust complaints in Europe against Microsoft. Kaspersky first filed a complaint against Microsoft with Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), claiming that Microsoft is using its dominant position with Windows to push its own anti-virus software over competitor …

Software

Apple doesn't always expunge deleted notes older than 30 days

The iCloud Notes you delete are supposed to be permanently wiped within 30 days. Gone forever, never to be seen again. Russian security firm ElcomSoft has discovered, however, that Apple has been keeping deleted notes in the cloud for far longer. Its security researchers were able to retrieve notes …

Operating Systems

The World's Largest Pork Producer Is Exploring Ways to Grow Human Organs From Pig Parts

Holy crap.<p>Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer, doesn't just raise pigs to be eaten.<p>The company announced April 12 that it plans to …

Biotechnology

Lyft just closed a $600 million round of new funding

The new money comes as Lyft has an opportunity to capitalize on Uber’s unending drama.<p>Lyft has closed a $600 million round of funding at a $7.5 billion valuation, according to a company blog post.<p>This is the same round of funding that <b>Recode</b> reported last week. Before that, the company had raised a …

Venture Capital

Hubble Finds a Star Missing Since the Middle Ages

Medieval Europe wasn’t the only place in the universe marred by war during the Middle Ages. In the 1400s, there was a celestial battle raging in the …

Universe

London fintech startup GoCardless raises $13M to bring recurring payments platform to more countries

GoCardless has become somewhat of a poster child for the London fintech scene. Offering an alternative to card payments, the startup provides a simple way for businesses to set up and accept bank-to-bank payments online (also known as Direct Debit), and is now processing £1 billion worth of …

FinTech

Wozniak sides with Tim Cook vs. FBI, but not so much on Apple Watch

In a wide-ranging "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit, the Apple co-founder offered his personal and nuanced defense of Apple's stance and also attempts to reframe a great fast food debate.<p>Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak talked about Apple's iPhone fight with the FBI, his favorite fast food chains …

Apple Watch

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

Boston

What is a Tully Monster? Scientists finally provide an answer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For more than half a century, scientists have scratched their heads over the nature of an outlandishly bizarre creature dubbed the Tully Monster that flourished about 307 million years ago in a coastal estuary in what is now northeastern Illinois.<p>But researchers on Wednesday …

Paleontology