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Making the case to ensure access to egg freezing is equitable

Latest Australian data indicates that the number of human egg-freezing cycles performed each year has increased more than 1000% from 2010 to 2019. Despite this, egg freezing remains prohibitively expensive, with a single cycle costing up to $10,000. Due to these costs, individuals may delay accessing egg freezing. This, however, comes at a biological cost, as the number of good-quality eggs decreases with age, meaning the chance of falling...

Samsung is bringing its One UI design to its Windows laptops

Samsung is bringing its One UI 4 mobile interface design to its Galaxy Book series of Windows laptops. The new design changes will appear inside Samsung’s Windows apps like Samsung Notes, Samsung Gallery, and Samsung Settings. The changes are designed to match the mobile interface that Samsung’s bringing to its latest Android phones, to make it easier to switch between the two. The main Samsung Settings app has been overhauled to better fit...

T20 World Cup win over Australia can be confidence boost for Ashes, says Root

Joe Root fancies the shellacking England’s Twenty20 side handed out to Australia last Saturday has increased confidence before the Ashes campaign, even if the personnel, format and conditions will differ from the World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. England’s tour of Australia officially gets under way on Thursday when a squad of 13 red-ball specialists – including the recently added Ben Stokes – and 15 Lions players fly to Queensland...

U.S. factory orders unexpectedly rise in September

New orders for U.S.-made goods unexpectedly rose in September, though manufacturing remains constrained by input shortages. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday that factory orders increased 0.2% in September. Data for August was revised down to show orders rising 1.0% instead of 1.2% as previously reported. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast factory orders unchanged. Orders gained 17.6% on a year-on-year basis. The widespread...

Amazon updates Echo Frames to make it easier to send texts and make calls

Amazon’s Echo Frames, the Alexa-enabled eyeglasses equipped with tiny speakers and microphones, are getting updated with new quality-of-life features like the ability to automatically wake up from power-saving sleep mode when you put them on your face, and a shortcut to quickly phone a contact of your choosing. The new features are rolling out on November 10th, the same day Amazon is releasing new gray and blue colors of the Echo Frames for...

World’s Longest Undersea Cable to Send Clean Energy From Morocco to the UK – Powering 7 Million Homes

A tiny English village is to become the center of a ”revolution” in the global energy industry and be connected to Morocco—with the world’s longest undersea cable. The scheme will see Alverdiscott in Devon, population 286, at the end of a line attaching it to North Africa. The Xlinks Morocco-UK Power Project says it will import enough sun and wind-generated energy to the UK to supply seven million homes by 2030. The plan would see...

Jordan Henderson says Luis Suárez changed Liverpool’s mentality

Jordan Henderson has cited Luis Suárez as a major influence on his development at Liverpool and believes the controversial striker deserves a warm reception at the end of his Anfield return with Atlético Madrid. The former Liverpool forward was jeered for his antics during Barcelona’s Champions League semi-final collapse in 2019, his first competitive appearance at Anfield since leaving five years earlier, and sparked a spat with Virgil van...

Bilingualism comes naturally to our brains, new study shows

The brain uses a shared mechanism for combining words from a single language and for combining words from two different languages, a team of neuroscientists has discovered. Its findings indicate that language switching is natural for those who are bilingual because the brain has a mechanism that does not detect that the language has switched, allowing for a seamless transition in comprehending more than one language at once. "Our brains are...

Airbus sees airlifter sales, warns on European drone autonomy

Airbus's (AIR.PA) new defence chief pointed on Wednesday to more sales of military transporters after deals in Kazakhstan and India and reaffirmed support for a new European fighter. "I am confident that there will be more good news this year in terms of (transporter) business wins," Michael Schoellhorn, chief executive of Airbus Defence & Space, told reporters. In September, India finalised the purchase of 56 C295 transporters, including...

Microsoft ramps up plans to make its data centers less thirsty

Microsoft ramped up its commitments today to conserve water and energy in its data centers, laying out new cooling tech and strategies that could push notoriously thirsty and energy hungry servers past their current limits. The company’s latest environmental pledge comes as it plans to dramatically expand the number of data centers it operates around the world, a move that could put more stress on drought-stricken communities unless the...