” Every year, millions of tonnes of plastic enter the oceans. If they’re buoyant, they get swept by surface currents into massive “garbage patches” like the famous ones in the North Pacific Ocean. But the tiny fragments and fibers of microplastics are harder to trace. As researchers have built up more evidence of their distribution, it’s becoming clearer that they may have a tendency to accumulate in particularly unfortunate places, like the surface currents where prey is plentiful and juvenile fish do a lot of feeding.”
We’re making garbage patches on the ocean floor, too originally published on Ars Technica
I’m not sure is trust this either.
Contact tracing in a small or medium-size community is one thing, but doing it at scale is quite another. There are roughly 330 million people living in the United States, and reaching them all, even with a small army of trained contact tracers, is a challenge, to say the least. Scale, however, is one thing modern technology excels at, so Apple and Google have proposed a platform that would let everyone’s smartphonesbecome part of a massive national contact-tracing network.
Before the platform is even developed, though, it’s showing two huge problems. First, billions of phones won’t be able to use the tech. And second: even among those who could, a solid half of Americans would refuse to because they don’t trust insurers or tech companies with their health data.
Half of Americans won’t trust contact-tracing apps, new poll finds originally published on Ars Technica
” With no fanfare or public announcement, Apple has launched a mobile version of its Web-based interface for accessing iCloud services like Notes, Reminders, and Photos. Located at icloud.com just like the desktop version, this mobile site works on the default browsers for both iOS and Android devices (with some caveats for the latter) and has a more limited scope than users already saw on the desktop Web.
Apple brings iCloud Photos and more to Android with new Web-based apps originally published on Ars Technica
I’m not sure I want to know what a “bedroom producer” is.
” Solid State Logic (SSL) is best known in the audio realm for its huge professional consoles that cost tens of thousands of dollars. But the iconic British company is now hoping to break into home studios for the first time. Ahead of NAMM, it’s debuting two affordable audio interfaces for bedroom producers called the SSL 2 and SSL 2+.”
Solid State Logic put its pro tech into tiny audio interfaces for bedroom producers originally published on The Verge