Google has fixed an annoying Android Auto issue that users have been reporting for over a year now. Basically, the issue is related with temperature scales, with users complaining that wrong scale was being shown on head units. While those in the US were seeing temperature in Celsius, users in several non-US markets – including the UK, Italy, and Canada – were being forced to see temperature figures in Fahrenheit. Basic troubleshooting steps like clearing cache were of no use. Thankfully, Google recently confirmed that the problem has been resolved. The fix is now available in every…
Portal Knights is an adorable looking 3D sandbox action-RPG developed by Keen Games and published by 505 Games. It was initially released on PC and consoles back in May of this year and has only recently been ported to Android and published on the Play Store. Its design is obviously very reminiscent of Minecraft, but it differentiates itself by including a few RPG character classes, a wide range of random instanced events, and plenty of epic boss battles.
Aging has plagued biological organisms since life first began on planet Earth and it’s an accepted and universally understood part of life. Sure, things like climate change pose significant threats to society, but aging will almost certainly still exist even if we ever manage to stop damaging our environment.
That said, scientists aren’t the kind of people who just live with the cards life has dealt them, and are especially likely to use their understanding of the world to solve difficult and seemingly impossible problems — like aging.
Speaking at a Virtual Futures event in London on Wednesday, Inverse confirmed that de Grey truly believes in this goal, even going so far as to boldly state that the first person that will live to be 1,000 years-old has already been born. He also thinks science will have found a way to perfect anti-aging treatments within the next 20 years.
“The fact is, aging kills 110,000 people worldwide every fucking day,” de Grey reportedly said. “It unequivocally causes far more suffering than anything else that we have to experience and contrary to the impression that most of humanity has forced itself into, it’s indeed a problem which is amenable through technological intervention.”
If or when humanity determines how to reject aging, de Grey foresees the development of rejuvenation clinics that will address seven issues related to aging: tissue atrophy, cancerous cells, mitochondrial mutations, death-resistant cells, extracellular matrix stiffening, extracellular aggregates, and intracellular aggregates.
Unsurprisingly, such clinics — and, presumably, other treatments — are expected to be expensive at first before potentially becoming more publicly accessible and affordable. By then, perhaps anti-aging treatments might be as simple to get as scheduling a doctor’s or dentist’s appointment, though who can say how involved such treatments and processes will be.
Beyond implementation into society, de Grey thinks it will be difficult for politicians to get elected unless they committed to anti-aging.
“Not only in getting the therapy developed as quickly as possible, but also putting in place the infrastructure,” de Grey added.
It’s entirely understandable why many wouldn’t want to age beyond a certain point, as losing control of one’s body can be frustrating, painful, and debilitating. We seem to be on the verge of solving the anti-aging problem, however, but only time will tell if it’s what’s best for humanity.
Pinterest’s president and top business executive, Tim Kendall, is leaving the company to build his own health-care startup, which will focus on fighting device addictions, like an obsession with a phone or laptop. It’s a big loss for Pinterest — Kendall oversees Pinterest’s entire business operation, and the company had been expected to begin the IPO process sometime in 2018. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]
Meal-kit company Blue Apron, which went public in late June, has replaced its co-founder and CEO, Matt Salzberg. Stepping in is the company’s CFO, Brad Dickerson, who joined Blue Apron in February of 2016 after 11 years at Under Armour, where he was CFO and COO. The company’s stock performance has been the worst of any major company that has gone public this year — its $ 10 a share opening price has dropped to around $ 3. [Jason Del Rey / Recode]
Cruise, the self-driving division of General Motors, has hired a former Uber engineer as its first CTO as it prepares to deploy a network of self-driving cars without safety drivers starting in 2019. AG Gangadhar previously headed the Uber unit that Susan Fowler used as an example in her damning essay about toxic workplaces; Fowler has criticized the appointment. [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket has been gearing up for its inaugural launch for quite some time, but multiple delays keep pushing that event later and later. The SpaceX team had most recently been shooting for a launch before the end of this year, but… Engadget RSS Feed