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[-] boem 128 points 1 month ago

Meanwhile YouTube tries to copy TikTok by pushing Shorts.

[-] boem 6 points 7 months ago

About bloody time.

[-] boem 34 points 9 months ago

Japan's proportion of elderly people is the highest in the world.

[-] boem 13 points 9 months ago

French supermarket Carrefour has put stickers on its shelves this week warning shoppers of "shrinkflation" - where packet contents are getting smaller while prices are not.

[-] boem 38 points 9 months ago

A battle is brewing between the city and its booksellers, who have been warned that the kiosks will have to be taken down for the Paris Olympics – an unprecedented move since the book stalls took up full-time residence along the Seine more than 160 years ago.

[-] boem 27 points 9 months ago

With the EU voting on new air quality rules, satellite data shows that 98% of people face pollution above limits recommended by the World Health Organization.

[-] boem 17 points 9 months ago

Pros

  • Classic design, compact, lightweight, grippy, well-protected.
  • Excellent OLED screen with immersive aspect, 120Hz, HDR10.
  • Outstanding battery life.
  • Superb speakers.
  • The latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset.
  • Great photo quality across all cameras, day and night.
  • Dependable video quality, great sound, top-notch stabilization.
  • No-nonsense launcher based on Android 13.
  • Plenty of professional camera apps.
  • 3.5mm jack, microSD expansion, physical camera shutter key.

Cons

  • No charger and no cable in the box.
  • No dynamic refresh rate for the screen.
  • No telephoto camera, no macro capabilities.
  • Throttles under heavy loads.
  • 128GB storage is the only built-in storage option.
[-] boem 15 points 9 months ago

Scientists are scouring garbage sites around the world for bacteria, fungi and even insects that harbor enzymes that could be harnessed for breaking down various polymers. It’s early days, but if the efforts can be efficiently scaled-up, such biological recycling could put a dent in the plastic waste problem.

[-] boem 8 points 10 months ago

An Italian man has been crushed to death under thousands of wheels of a Parmesan-style cheese, authorities said.

Giacomo Chiapparini, 74, was buried when a shelf broke in his warehouse in the Lombardy region on Sunday, firefighter Antonion Dusi told AFP.

The collapse created a domino effect bringing down thousands of wheels, which weigh about 40kg (84lbs) each.

[-] boem 16 points 10 months ago

A new character has stepped onstage in the story of human aging: neural excitation.

The brain’s neural activity, long implicated in disorders ranging from dementia to epilepsy, plays a role in human aging and life span, according to research led by scientists in the Blavatnik Institute at Harvard Medical School.

The study, published on 16 Oct. in Nature, is based on findings from human brains, mice and worms and suggests that excessive activity in the brain is linked to shorter life spans, while suppressing such overactivity extends life.

[-] boem 50 points 11 months ago

Rather than exist in a society where members of all ethnic groups have an opportunity for success, millions of American whites would approve of a dictatorship.

Ten million would restore Donald Trump to the presidency by force.

Recent polls show that Biden and Trump are tied in the presidential race even though Trump said he would suspend parts of the Constitution and construct an all-powerful executive branch with him as the head.

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