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How the tech used to make giant, ultrahigh-precision mirrors and lenses for the James Webb Space Telescope was repurposed to develop displays for mobile devices (Christopher Mims/Wall Street Journal)

Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal: How the tech used to make giant, ultrahigh-precision mirrors and lenses for the James Webb Space Telescope was repurposed to develop displays for mobile devices  —  To peer deeper than ever into space, NASA needed optics of unprecedented size; the technology to make them was later repurposed …

A Mac developer says new MacBook Pro chips named M1 Pro and M1 Max appeared in app logs; sources: MacBook Pros will regain MagSafe but may lose the Touch Bar (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg: A Mac developer says new MacBook Pro chips named M1 Pro and M1 Max appeared in app logs; sources: MacBook Pros will regain MagSafe but may lose the Touch Bar  —  This is the free version of Power On.  If you like it, consider subscribing to Bloomberg.com—you´ll receive this newsletter several hours earlier …

Interview with Michael Dell on his new book Play Nice but Win, battling Carl Icahn before taking Dell private in 2013, his friendship with Steve Jobs, and more (Connie Guglielmo/CNET)

Connie Guglielmo / CNET: Interview with Michael Dell on his new book Play Nice but Win, battling Carl Icahn before taking Dell private in 2013, his friendship with Steve Jobs, and more  —  From starting a PC business in his college dorm room to fighting over control of his company, Dell´s new memoir dives into entrepreneurship.

Internal document: Netflix estimates Squid Game will create almost $900M in value for the company; 87M viewers have finished the series in the first 23 days (Lucas Shaw/Bloomberg)

Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg: Internal document: Netflix estimates Squid Game will create almost $900M in value for the company; 87M viewers have finished the series in the first 23 days  —  More than 130 million people have watched the Korean show  —  Netflix estimates that its latest megahit, “Squid Game,” …

Some doctors in the US and other countries say TikTok videos about Tourette syndrome may be contributing to a rise in cases of teen girls with physical tics (Julie Jargon/Wall Street Journal)

Julie Jargon / Wall Street Journal: Some doctors in the US and other countries say TikTok videos about Tourette syndrome may be contributing to a rise in cases of teen girls with physical tics  —  When teens started turning up in doctors´ offices with sudden, severe physical tics, specialists suspected social media …

A look at US Cyber Games, jointly founded in April by the US government, academia, and the private sector to find and train candidates for cybersecurity careers (Noah Smith/Washington Post)

Noah Smith / Washington Post: A look at US Cyber Games, jointly founded in April by the US government, academia, and the private sector to find and train candidates for cybersecurity careers  —  As the United States seeks to shore up its defenses against cyberattacks, the government is seeking to harness the skills …

A joint advisory by the FBI, NSA, CISA, and the EPA reveals three more ransomware attacks on water treatment plants this year in Nevada, Maine, and California (Catalin Cimpanu/The Record)

Catalin Cimpanu / The Record: A joint advisory by the FBI, NSA, CISA, and the EPA reveals three more ransomware attacks on water treatment plants this year in Nevada, Maine, and California  —  Ransomware gangs have silently hit three US water and wastewater treatment facilities this year, in 2021, the US government …

Netflix fires a leader of the trans employee resource group who was organizing a walkout, for allegedly leaking metrics related to the Dave Chappelle special (Zoe Schiffer/The Verge)

Zoe Schiffer / The Verge: Netflix fires a leader of the trans employee resource group who was organizing a walkout, for allegedly leaking metrics related to the Dave Chappelle special  —  The company suspects they leaked metrics about the Dave Chappelle special to the press  —  Netflix has fired a leader …
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