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Does This Green Dot Mean Apple Is Spying on You? The Answer Is a Little Bit Complicated

If you see a green dot in the upper right hand corner of your iPhone screen right by the WiFi and service symbols, don’t immediately start panicking. With the latest iOS update, Apple has implemented new security measures to let you know when applications are using your camera or microphone.

With the iOS 14 update in September, the tech giant added a new feature similar to what was already in effect for Mac computers with built in webcams. If you’re unfamiliar, on a Macbook, a green light next to the webcam will come on if the camera is in use. Now something similar will happen on your phone, with the green dot appearing in the corner. An orange dot indicates that the microphone is being used. If both are in use, only a green dot will appear (so, assume your microphone is on if the camera is on).

The Apple

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Google TV & Android TV, It is All About To Get Pretty Complicated But That’s Cool For The New Chromecast



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Google TV & Android TV, It is All About To Get Pretty Complicated But That’s Cool For The New Chromecast

It has been 7 years of a rather interesting existence for the Google Chromecast, in its various iterations. And the latest update to the Chromecast hardware is its single biggest update since the first iteration rolled out all those years ago. Now, the Chromecast has a remote control, complete with a Netflix button, and for once has an interface of its own. That interface is called Google TV. You may be wondering why Google needs a new Google TV platform when it already has the very capable Android TV running on smart TVs made by multiple brands as well as media players? It turns out that Google TV and Android TV will remain in existence in parallel, at least till the beginning of the year 2021.

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Evolution of radio-resistance is more complicated than previously thought

Evolution of radio-resistance is more complicated than previously thought
Induced radio-resistant E. coli, evolve complex mutation profiles as experimental evolution continues and the level of radio-resistance increases. Credit: Michael M. Cox and coauthors

The toughest organisms on Earth, called extremophiles, can survive extreme conditions like extreme dryness (desiccation), extreme cold, space vacuum, acid, or even high-level radiation. So far, the toughest of all seems to be the bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans—able to survive doses of radiation a thousand times greater than those fatal to humans. But to this date, scientists remained puzzled by how radio-resistance could have evolved in several organisms on our planet, naturally protected from solar radiation by its magnetic field. While some scientists suggest that radio-resistance in extremophile organisms could have evolved along with other kinds of resistance, such as resistance to desiccation, a question remained: which genes are specifically involved in radio-resistance?


To address this question, the team of Dr. Cox, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,

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