Fat fighting drug could let you lose weight without dieting

The drug reportedly increases the metabolism of white fat cells

You want to lose weight, but you don’t want to eat less – right? Well, when and if a new drug makes it to market, you may get your wish. Scientists from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston are developing a medication that has already lowered body weight in obese mice, even though they kept eating the same amount.

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Jimmy Iovine Allegedly Planning to Leave Apple in August

Apple Music exec Jimmy Iovine, who works alongside Dr. Dre, Eddy Cue, Robert Kondrk, Trent Reznor and other prominent executives is planning to leave Apple in August, reports Billboard.



The rumor about Iovine’s alleged departure from Apple first surfaced on music rumor site Hits Daily Double, but Billboard says its sources have confirmed the news. According to Billboard, Iovine’s exit will be timed with the vesting of stock he acquired when first joining Apple.



Iovine joined the Apple Music team back in 2014, when Apple acquired Beats Electronics and the Beats Music streaming service, both of which were co-founded by Iovine and Dr. Dre. Iovine has had a long history with the company, though, first pitching a subscription music service to Steve Jobs in 2003.



Iovine does not have an official title at Apple, but he has been heavily involved in with Apple Music since its 2015 launch and has negotiated many of the streaming deals for the service.



Under Iovine’s leadership, Apple music has seen strong growth since its debut, with the service now boasting more than 30 million subscribers.



Should Iovine leave Apple, it’s not clear if he would be replaced, nor what his plans are after departing the company.


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Childbirth Deaths Declining in U.S., Report Finds

A new report, from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), reflected initial findings from a national initiative to reduce complications and deaths during childbirth.

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Beginner’s guide to VRChat

What is VRChat and how do you get started?

VRChat is an online community accessible by Windows Mixed Reality (WMR), HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or just any old regular keyboard, mouse, and monitor. Available for free through Steam, it’s a meeting ground where you can create your own avatar, create your own world, play games, watch movies, and just hang out as you would in real life. It’s full of people from around the world, and you’re going to no doubt make some new friends during your time here. For anyone just jumping in, VRChat can seem a bit overwhelming. Use this guide to get off to a solid start.

Intel Says New Software Updates Make Computers ‘Immune’ to Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities

Intel today announced that the firmware updates and software patches that are being released for its CPUs render Intel-based computer systems “immune” to both the Spectre and Meltdown exploits that were widely publicized this week.

Intel has developed and is rapidly issuing updates for all types of Intel-based computer systems — including personal computers and servers — that render those systems immune from both exploits (referred to as “Spectre” and “Meltdown”) reported by Google Project Zero. Intel and its partners have made significant progress in deploying updates as both software patches and firmware updates.

Intel says updates have been issued for the majority of Intel processor products introduced within the past five years, and by the end of next week, more than 90 percent of processor products from the last five years will be patched.



For Mac users, Apple has already addressed some of the vulnerabilities in the macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update, and further updates will come in macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. To make sure you’re protected as a Mac user, install all of the latest operating system updates and firmware patches. As always, it’s also worth avoiding suspicious programs, websites, and links.



Intel today also reiterated that the updates that are being released for Mac, PC, and Linux machines should not significantly impact day to day usage and should, for the most part, be unnoticeable. That seems to be true of the macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update, as there have been no reports of slowdowns from Mac users.

Intel continues to believe that the performance impact of these updates is highly workload-dependent and, for the average computer user, should not be significant and will be mitigated over time. While on some discrete workloads the performance impact from the software updates may initially be higher, additional post-deployment identification, testing and improvement of the software updates should mitigate that impact.

While hints of an Intel CPU design flaw and security vulnerability surfaced on Tuesday, it wasn’t until Wednesday that full details were shared on the Meltdown and Spectre exploits, which take advantage of the speculative execution mechanism of a CPU.



Meltdown impacts Intel CPUs, allowing a malicious program to access data from the memory of running apps, providing passwords, emails, documents, photos, and more. Meltdown can be exploited to read the entire physical memory of a target machine, and it can be done through something as simple as a website. The vulnerability is particularly problematic for cloud-based services.



Spectre, which breaks the isolation between different applications, is a wider hardware-based problem impacting all modern Intel, ARM, and AMD processors. Spectre is harder to exploit than Meltdown, but it is also harder to mitigate.



While patches are going out that appear to prevent the current known Meltdown and Spectre exploits, these speculative execution vulnerabilities will continue to be a problem for years to come, according to security researchers. Similar vulnerabilities will surface, and while performance impacts from software-based workarounds are minor, they’re still present.



Paul Kocher, one of the security researchers who helped discover the flaws, told The New York Times that this will be a “festering problem over hardware life cycles.” “It’s not going to change tomorrow or the day after,” he said. “It’s going to take awhile.”

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App Store Sees Record-Breaking $300 Million in Purchases on New Year’s Day

The App Store had a record-breaking holiday season according to a new press release issued by Apple this afternoon. During the week starting on Christmas Eve, a record number of customers made App Store purchases, spending more than $890 million in that seven-day period.



On New Year’s Day 2018 alone, customers made $300 million in purchases. Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller said the company is “thrilled” with the reaction to the revamped App Store that was introduced as part of iOS 11.




“We are thrilled with the reaction to the new App Store and to see so many customers discovering and enjoying new apps and games,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “We want to thank all of the creative app developers who have made these great apps and helped to change people’s lives. In 2017 alone, iOS developers earned $26.5 billion — more than a 30 percent increase over 2016.”

According to Apple, popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go topped the App Store charts on December 21 after new AR features were introduced. Apple says there are close to 2,000 ARKit-enabled apps on the App Store, with popular titles including CSR Racing 2, Stack AR, Kings of Pool, Amazon, Wayfair, Night Sky, Pitu, and Snapchat.



Apple’s ARKit mention comes following a report that has suggested interest in ARKit apps is waning. App Store data shared yesterday by Apptopia suggests developers have been releasing fewer ARKit-compatible apps over the course of the last two months.



Apple in iOS 11 introduced a new App Store that separates apps and games into distinct categories for improved app discovery. The redesigned App Store also features a “Today” section that’s updated on a daily basis with new and popular apps and games.


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Microsoft to issue Surface firmware updates to address Meltdown and Spectre exploits

Surface users are in for a special round of updates in response to the recently disclosed Meltdown and Spectre exploits, Microsoft says.

Microsoft has already issued an emergency update to Windows users in response to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits that were disclosed this week, but the company has now announced dedicated firmware updates for Surface devices as well.

The UEFI updates will be available for the following eight Surface models running the Windows 10 Creators Update or Fall Creators Update, according to Microsoft:

  • Surface Pro 3
  • Surface Pro 4
  • Surface Book
  • Surface Studio
  • Surface Pro Model 1796
  • Surface Laptop
  • Surface Pro with LTE Advanced
  • Surface Book 2

As for Surface Hub, Microsoft believes that the chances of these vulnerabilities working against it are “significantly reduced” because of its security features. The company says it will continue to monitor threats to Surface Hub and act accordingly, however.