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Extinct Neanderthals still control expression of human genes

New Scientist - Breaking news - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 9:00am
Early humans may have outcompeted Neanderthals, but their influence lives on in DNA some of us inherited after the two interbred
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Microsoft Creates Skype Lite Especially For India

Slashdot Updates - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 8:40am
There's a new Skype app in town, and it is made just for India. According to a report on CNET: Microsoft is the latest US tech giant to help keep Indians connected. Skype Lite is a new version of the company's popular video and voice-calling app that's "built in India." Skype Lite functions much like its big brother Skype, but it's designed to work well on low-speed, 2G networks, which are still prevalent in India and many developing nations. It uses less data and battery power than the fully fledged app, and at 13MB it's around a third of the download size. Skype Lite, available for Android, also uses India's controversial Aadhaar biometric authentication.

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