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7 beloved Windows apps Microsoft has killed over the years

Microsoft’s history is littered with the discontinuation of once-beloved applications. Most recently, WordPad, the renowned text editor app, was conspicuously absent from the latest beta build of Windows 11, indicating an end to its 28-year-long journey. I have fond memories of using the app back in my college days when Microsoft Office was too pricey for me. WordPad is far from the only app to get canceled by Microsoft over the years. From pioneering productivity tools to nostalgic multimedia players, let’s…

9 people killed in California’s massive storm.

State officials have reported that nine people across California died in the biggest storm of the season, a major atmospheric river that left a trail of destruction due to dangerous winds and historic rains. Among the deaths, four were killed by fallen trees in Northern California and two died in car wrecks in Southern California, officials said. The storm initially whipped into Northern California on Saturday as a bomb cyclone — meaning it rapidly intensified — fueling dangerous winds on top of an already moisture-heavy…

Google Has Officially Killed Cache Links

25 years ago, the internet was kludged together with duct tape and a dream. Sometimes typing in a URL brought up a website. Sometimes things were just broken. Google, then just a bizarrely named startup, would soon offer a solution. The company added “cache” links to its search results, which brought up a previously saved version of web pages. Now the internet is mature, Google is among history’s most powerful conglomerates, and as of today, the cache link is officially kaput.Alex Winter on Innovative Horror Movies The…

Rebecca Grossman trial: Tearful mom describes horror of crash that killed 2 sons

Nancy Iskander sobbed at the memory, her voice quivering. The mother of four recounted how she saw a black sport utility vehicle speeding toward the intersection where she and her three sons were crossing. She grabbed her 5-year-old, Zachary, pulling him to safety, as that SUV barreled through the marked crosswalk in Westlake. The high-powered vehicle flew past.But another SUV — a white Mercedes — was following closely behind, Iskander said. Her older sons were farther into the intersection, and Iskander said she lost…

3 U.S. troops killed in drone attack in Jordan by Iran-backed militia

COLUMBIA, S.C. —  Three American service members were killed and “many” were wounded in a drone strike in northeast Jordan near the Syrian border, President Biden said in a statement Sunday. He blamed Iran-backed militias for the first U.S. fatalities after months of strikes by the groups against American forces across the Middle East amid the Israel-Hamas war. U.S. officials were working to conclusively identify the group responsible for the attack, but they have assessed that one of several Iranian-backed groups was…

How scientists tracked the 1,000 km journey of a woolly mammoth using its tusk

As It Happens6:35How scientists tracked the 1,000 km journey of a woolly mammoth using its tuskWith nothing more than a tusk, researchers were able to track the 1,000 kilometre journey of a woolly mammoth that lived 14,000 years ago. "The fact that we can actually regenerate her movement, her place along a landscape … all comes from a few remains at this site gives us insight into behaviour of an animal that once existed and lived with ancestors of the first people here in Canada," Hendrik Poinar, an evolutionary…

OpenAI, Microsoft’s Partnership May Be Killed Off Before the Dawn of AGI

OpenAI’s mission is to develop a god-like artificial intelligence, but it might never get there without the help of Microsoft. U.S. regulators are reportedly clamoring over who can investigate OpenAI and Microsoft’s relationship over antitrust concerns, according to Politico on Friday. If the partnership is broken up, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman may fall short of his mission to build a human-loving Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).I Gave Sam Altman a Copy of My Eyeballs | Future TechThe Department of Justice and the…

There’s Been a Staggering Increase in People Killed by Fungi Every Year, Study Finds

The global burden and death toll of fungi has substantially climbed over the past decade, new research finds. The study estimates that fungal infections help kill nearly 4 million people annually—almost double the amount estimated by similar research in 2012. Co-infections like HIV and tuberculosis, a lack of speedy and reliable diagnostic testing, and growing antifungal resistance are thought to be major contributors to these deaths.Would Peter Capaldi Return to Doctor Who?The new research is by David Denning, a fungal…

What killed the fight scene? And is it finally coming back?

On a rainy weekend last year, after realizing that my viewing queue had run dry, I started plumbing the depths of my streaming services in search of the shows and movies that are buried behind the subpages and subdirectories of bloated streaming platforms. This is how I stumbled across a show called Warrior on Max (though at the time the platform was still called HBO Max). I didn’t leave my couch all day. The show is set in 1870s San Francisco and follows Chinese gangs, brutal Irish cops, and corrupt politicians as the…