Researchers have just discovered that the moon is about 40 million years older than previously thought. Which is a big difference. In a study published by the European Association of Geochemistry, scientists looked at the age of crystal formations. The prevalence of zircon crystals in the samples, collected years ago from NASA’s Apollo program back in 1972, suggests that the surface of the moon was created around 110 million years after the formation of the solar system.
NASA’s theory is that a Mars-sized object collided with Earth several billion years ago to form the moon. This new baseline age of the moon gives scientists a rough idea of when that collision might have occurred.
– Mat Smith
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The tech giant has come out in support of having a uniform federal right to repair law.
What?! Apple has officially come out supporting the federal right to repair regulations at an event hosted by the Biden administration. Apple VP Brian Naumann proclaimed at the event that the company “supports a uniform federal law that balances repairability with product integrity, data security, usability, and physical safety.” He added that the company intends to “honor California’s new repair provisions across the United States”. It’s a big turn from a company that has opposed “right to repair” rules. The company once said that Nebraska was bound to become a when a bill was introduced in the state. That.. didn’t happen.
New iMacs, or MacBooks?
Apple just confirmed another streaming event for October 30 at 8PM ET. It’s been a surprisingly long time since there’s been a new iMac. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman suggested that this event will refresh the aging iMac line, but it could also offer up a new MacBook Pro.
The colorful 24-inch M1 iMac came out all the way back in April 2021, which is a lifetime in Apple hardware years. It hasn’t been updated since, so that’s the . Further rumors hint that the event may reveal the company’s follow-up chip, the M3.
The anime-focused streamer joins Max, Starz and Paramount+.
The anime-focused channel Crunchyroll, is joining Amazon’s slate of Prime Video channels. This agreement brings two tiers of Crunchyroll to Prime Video customers in the US, Canada, Sweden and the UK. Like Starz and Max, you won’t get access free with a Prime sub, but it silos the channel in a place you might be more likely to access. A Fan subscription gives you full access to the entire catalog of anime, which includes over 1,000 titles and 30,000 episodes, while Mega Fan (ugh, naming) subscribers get offline viewing and access to four concurrent streams. It’s $8 a month for the Fan tier and $10 for the Mega Fan tier.
It’s part of an expected class-action settlement over battery issues.
GM will pay $1,400 to owners of 2020-2022 Bolt EVs and EUVs who endured a recall that limited range to 80 percent for a significant period of time. It’s effectively an upfront payment to customers as part of an expected class action settlement. Owners must install a “software final remedy” by December 31, 2023 and sign a legal release — those who decline will have to wait for the class action lawsuit to play out. If the settlement ends up being more than $1,400, those who accept the payment will still receive the difference.
Bolt EVs have had a long run of issues with batteries: The 2017-2019 models had serious defects that could cause fires, forcing GM to recall them and install special software, reducing maximum charge levels to 90 percent.