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Gut check: Seattle Aquarium scientists simulate a whale stomach to test plastic alternatives

Nov 26, 2022

Gray whales live throughout the North Pacific. This whale was photographed in San Ignacio Lagoon in Mexico. (Ryan Harvey via Creative Commons) You cannot deliberately feed plastic to a whale, even in the name of science. So researchers at the Seattle Aquarium created a clever alternative. They’ve designed a simulated gray whale stomach in order to test plastic alternatives that claim to be marine safe. They’re eager to know what might happen to plant-based plastics if eaten by whales o ...read more

Torchlight: Infinite is a Diablo Immortal-style ARPG for PC and mobile with less monetization

Nov 26, 2022

In brief: The Torchlight series, one of several Diablo-style ARPGs that have arrived over the years, is taking a leaf out of its money-generating inspiration's playbook by releasing a completely free new title that's available on both PC and mobile. It's also not as monetization-hungry as one would expect, apparently. This writer has hazy memories of enjoying the original Torchlight and Torchlight 2 around a decade ago. There was a third entry in the series back in 2020, made by Echtra Games ...read more

With iPhone 14 Pro, your screen can always be on

Nov 26, 2022

You know what sucks? Having to turn your phone’s screen on just to check whether you have notifications or to check the time. With the new Apple iPhone 14 Pro and iOS 16, Apple introduces its ‘always on’ display. By dropping the refresh rate of the screen to once per second, and a super-low-power mode, it means the screen can show you the most important info at your fingertips at all times without dramatically losing your battery life. In fact, it could be argued, that because you ...read more

Seattle startup raises $13.5M to help developers build AI-driven applications on the blockchain

Nov 26, 2022

SpiceAI co-founders Luke Kim, left, and Phillip LeBlanc. (SpiceAI Photo) From movie recommendations to chatbots, artificial intelligence-powered applications are deeply ingrained in the modern web experience. But building those same features for a so-called Web3 business — such as adding an Amazon-like product recommendation feature to an NFT marketplace — is complex and costly. Seattle-based Spice AI, which announced Wednesday that it raised a seed round of $13.5 million, aims to fix ...read more

The US Army is receiving its first deliveries of Microsoft Hololens-based AR goggles

Nov 26, 2022

What just happened? Microsoft's controversial $21.9 billion deal with the US Army has resulted in the military branch's first delivery of augmented reality goggles based on the Hololens design. Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Douglas Bush has cleared around 5,000 sets of goggles following delays over concerns about their performance. It was back in 2018 when Microsoft was awarded a $480 million contract to provide the US Army with HoloLens-based augmented reality headsets. The agreement w ...read more

Roche to acquire Good Therapeutics’ lead drug program for $250M, plus milestone payments

Nov 26, 2022

Seattle-based Good Therapeutics designs therapies that can be administered systemically for targeted activation in the body. (Good Therapeutics Graphic) Pharmaceutical giant Roche will acquire Good Therapeutics, reeling in its lead program six years after the Seattle startup was founded to design drugs that operate only where needed in the body. Roche will make an upfront payment of $250 million for the acquisition, focused on a preclinical drug candidate in immuno-oncology. The deal, annou ...read more

Further Thoughts On Cloudflare And Infrastructure Moderation

Nov 26, 2022

from the clarifying dept I rather expected that not everyone would agree with the points I raised in my recent post on Cloudflare and my thinking regarding both Cloudflare’s statement of principles on content moderation at the infrastructure layer and, secondly, its decision to block Kiwi Farms. That turned out to be an accurate expectation. It has also resulted in some thoughtful critiques, most of which I think misrepresent what I actually believe, to the point that it’s obvious that I ...read more

Elon Musk can lean on the Twitter whistleblower but he can’t push the trial date back

Nov 26, 2022

A Delaware judge will allow Elon Musk to incorporate new information from Twitter whistleblower Peiter Zatko into his countersuit against the company. Zatko, a well-respected security expert known by the nickname “Mudge,” previously served as Twitter’s head of security and raised concerns about the company’s security and privacy practices in a recent whistleblower complaint. Delaware’s Chancery Court Chancellor Kathaleen McCormick issued a decision Wednesday that would allow Mus ...read more

WTIA launches cohort for 34 Washington startups, providing free business 101 training and mentoring

Nov 26, 2022

Logos from some of the 34 startups selected for the WTIA’s eighth Founder Cohort Program. The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) has announced the 34 startups from around the state that will be participating in its eighth Founder Cohort Program. The six-month program is virtual and free for the companies — the WTIA does not take any equity shares of the startup, which is different than many other accelerators. To qualify, the startups need to have less than $1 million ...read more

"House of the Dragon" episode one is free to watch on YouTube

Nov 26, 2022

In a nutshell: Season one of House of the Dragon consists of 10 episodes that'll stretch out through the end of October. If you're a Game of Thrones fan looking for some entertainment over the next couple of months and don't mind appointment TV, House of the Dragon could be worth a look. HBO has published the first episode of House of the Dragon on YouTube, giving scorned fans the opportunity to check out what the show is about sans financial commitment. House of the Dragon is a prequel serie ...read more