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Phil Schiller explains why they stink

With the European Union’s Digital Market Act (DMA) set to go into effect in March, Apple’s grip on the type of apps that iPhone users can download and install is poised to loosen considerably. For the first time in iPhone history, users will have the ability to officially download apps from outside the App Store. What’s more, developers will be able to launch third-party app stores. So yes, Fortnite will finally be coming back to the iPhone via an Epic Games Store app, but only for users in Europe. Apple, of…

I-SMEL device definitely doesn’t stink at collecting marine molecules

You can tell a lot about what's going on in undersea environments simply by seeing which compounds are being released into the water by marine organisms. An experimental new device could soon make that process quicker and easier than ever before.Ordinarily, if scientists are looking for chemicals such as eDNA (environmental DNA) in places like coral reefs, they have to collect water samples which are subsequently analyzed in a lab.The problem is, some compounds may only be present in very low concentrations, so they might…

If your Tesla starts to stink like cheesy feet, this is what you have to do

If your Tesla starts to stink like old sweat socks, you can fix that problem yourself, but it’s a little bit of a daunting process. My Tesla Model 3 has ponged of what I’d describe as a combo of feet and stinky cheese for a few months. I procrastinated dealing with it, but when it became unbearable, I eventually figured out, after talking to my colleague Jameson Dow who used to work for Tesla, that it’s because of an infamous, ongoing air filter problem in Teslas. (Just for the record, I’ve…

Scientists use gold nanoparticles to get the stink out of wine

One thing that will definitely ruin a wine is an unpleasant aroma. Such malodorous wines could soon be saved, however, with a little bit of help from gold nanoparticles.Wines get their aroma from the presence of what are known as volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs). Some of these produce a desired scent, but others smell more like rotten eggs, rubber and other things you wouldn't want to drink. And while copper sulfate is often added to wines to neutralize these problematic VSCs, it may negatively affect the wines'…

A Psychological Thriller Starring Paddington Bear Kicks up a Stink on Netflix

Image via Constantin Film Long before Winnie-The-Pooh: Blood and Honey reimagined a beloved talking bear as a rampaging murderer, another — arguably much stranger — movie already somewhat beat it to the chase. Years ahead of his appointment as the voice of Paddington Bear in a duo (soon to be trio) of family favorite films, Ben Whishaw starred in 2007’s Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, which — in case that pretty prosaic title doesn’t tell you — is most definitely not all-ages entertainment. “Sensual” is a…

It’s Possible Neanderthals Evolved So They Wouldn’t Smell Their Own Stink, Study Finds : ScienceAlert

If you walk through the woods and pass a beehive, you may catch the sweet scent of honey in the wind and suddenly be flooded with memories: having tea with grandma or eating warm biscuits on a Sunday morning.If you were taking that walk 300,000 years ago with a Denisovan – a now-extinct hominid closely related to Homo sapiens and first discovered in 2010 – by the time you smelled the honey, your companion might have already been climbing the tree for a sugary treat.That's because Denisovans appear to have been especially…

Most video game reboots stink. But not the latest Final Fantasy.

One of the most anticipated video games of the year isn’t really new. It’s 15 years old. And it’s a prequel to a game that’s even older. The new game is Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion, set for release next week. It’s a reboot of a hand-held game with almost the same name from 2007, except with nicer graphics and sped-up battles so it can be resold for modern systems, including new PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo consoles. It’s also a prequel to yet another game reboot, 2020’s Final Fantasy VII Remake. If that…

LeBron James says Lakers ‘are who we are’: They stink

The fourth quarter began with the crowd on its feet and the Lakers within striking distance and legendary downtown Sunday afternoon magic happening and …Whoosh. Just like that, disappeared. Gone. All of it. The game. The week. The month. The season?“Our spirit, it seemed to have left the building,” coach Darvin Ham said.And the wonderfully energetic and engaged Cleveland Cavaliers were more than happy to swoop in.Matt Ryan threw up a wild heave at the shot-clock buzzer. Donovan Mitchell converted a layup with an…

Apple will let you use iPhones for video chats on Mac (because its webcams stink)

iPhone users are walking around with great cameras in their pockets, so why not use that with their Macs? That's the basic idea behind Continuity Camera, a new feature that'll let you plop on iPhone on top of your Mac, and use those mobile cameras to power video chats in FaceTime, Teams and any other conferencing app. While cool, the feature is a bit clunkier than typical Apple offerings, since it requires a phone stand. It's also a slight admission from Apple that its laptop and desktop webcams aren't the best around.…