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Twitter's account verification program is finally set to launch next week.

CEO Elon Musk, took to the microblogging site to make the announcement. "Sorry for the delay, we're tentatively launching Verified on Friday next week." he posted.
"Gold check for companies, grey check for government, blue for individuals (celebrity or not) and all verified accounts will be manually authenticated before check activates," the SpaceX owner added.

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Teenager scrolling trough Facebook

Social media giant Facebook has announced that for anyone under the age of 16 who signs up for the platform, they will be enabling more private settings by default.

According to The Verge, for teens who already have a Facebook account, the platform will display a prompt encouraging them to use these settings, as well as a toggle that turns them on in a single tap.

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Researchers have discovered brain alterations in individuals up to six months after they recovered from COVID-19 using a particular kind of MRI.

The study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

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F. M. Mahafugur Rahman, author of the best doctoral thesis of 2022. Photo by Jari Härkönen

The winners are from Aalto University and the University of Eastern Finland. The best doctoral thesis, master’s thesis in engineering or architecture and master’s thesis in mathematics, physics or computer science of 2022 were awarded yesterday in Helsinki by the trade unions of technology university graduates.

“Doctoral and master’s theses are the ultimate proof that you have mastered your field.

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Your breakfast food can be transformed into a novel substance that can easily remove salt and microplastics from seawater, according to Princeton Engineering researchers

Aerogel, a light and porous substance developed by researchers using egg whites have a wide range of uses, including acoustic and thermal insulation, energy storage, and water purification.

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In the latest chapter of Twitter's blue tick saga, the micro-blogging site seems to have made its USD 7.99 Twitter Blue subscription service unavailable, according to reports.

Twitter launched this service for its iOS users that allowed them to get the blue verification tick on their profiles. As per Mashable, the option which was previously available in the sidebar for Twitter's iOS app isn't showing now.

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American tech giant Apple has directly confirmed that the iPhone will finally be switching over to a USB-C port.

According to GSM Arena, Apple marketing lead Greg Joswiak said, in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the company will replace the Lighting port even if his team is not happy with the change.

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In many parts of the world, the difference between the daily high and low temperatures is decreasing due to climate change.

The difference between the two also referred to as the diurnal temperature range (DTR), has a big impact on growing seasons, crop yields, household energy use, and heat stress-related health problems in people. However, it remains unclear why and how the DTR shrinks with climate change.

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The tenth edition of "Maker Faire Rome - The European Edition", ended with a record number of 45 thousand attendants last Sunday. The event dedicated to innovation and technology is organised by the Rome Chamber of Commerce every year, with the exception of the last couple of years, which were affected by the pandemic.

This special 10th edition which was held in the area of the Ostiense Gazometro both indoors and outdoors, was specially popular with schools and universities, which were both present as exhibitors and attendees.

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Professor Ilkka Kilpeläinen and Professor Herbert Sixta receives the 2022 Marcus Wallenberg Prize

The 2022 Marcus Wallenberg Prize of SEK 2 million is awarded to Professor Ilkka Kilpeläinen and Professor Herbert Sixta for the development and use of novel ionic liquids to process wood biomass into high-performance textile fibres. King Carl XVI Gustaf presented the prize on Monday 11 October in Stockholm.

The future demand for textile fibres is growing due to global population growth.

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Meta, the parent company of Facebook, has warned its users about hundreds of apps on Apple and Google's app stores that were specifically designed to steal login credentials to the social network app.

According to The Verge, the company has said that over 400 malicious apps disguised as games, photo editors, and other utilities have been identified by them.

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