The COVID-19 pandemic continues to march across the planet. According to official data, an average of 8 thousand cases of coronavirus infection are recorded in our country per day, and the first place in the world in terms of the number of infected, according to Johns Hopkins University, is still occupied by the United States with more than 30 million confirmed cases. The fight against the pandemic is also in full swing – mass vaccinations have been deployed in more than 140 countries around the world. However, according to experts, due to the unfair distribution of vaccines in developing countries, it is possible to expect a victory over the virus no earlier than 2023. But do not forget that another effective way to combat infectious (and not only) diseases is their early detection. Recently, scientists from the United States have developed a medical microchip that, when implanted under the skin, can detect SARS-CoV-2 in the body in a matter of minutes.
Microchip for detecting COVID-19
As with other infectious diseases, the best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to detect the infection early. This means that in our time, we must be aware of any symptoms that may appear over time. But not everyone can recognize the symptoms when they appear. And, as we all know, failure to do so can lead to the transmission and spread of the virus.
But that could change with a new medical microchip developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a military laboratory unit operating under the US Department of Defense. Designed for subcutaneous implantation, microchip can detect COVID-19 in the bloodstream for a few minutes.
When implanted, the microchip will also be able to display chemical reactions in the body, which signals the “user” that symptoms of COVID-19 will appear the next day. Researchers at DARPA have worked for years on ways to prevent transmission of infections and fight pandemics, according to a published report.
Their job was shown in the show “60 Minutes” on the American television channel CBS on April 11. The microchip, which reportedly does not track movement, sits in a tissue-like gel and is designed to test the patient’s blood, “writes Britain’s The Independent.
Interestingly, the microchip itself is in a green tissue-like gel and, when implanted, can display chemical reactions in the body, which signals the “user” about the impending symptoms of the disease (which, as a rule, appear the next day).
Where and how to use the microchip?
In fact, medical microchips have been (and have been used) for quite some time. For example, back in 2004, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a radio frequency identification (RFID) device called VeriChip, which allowed doctors to view a patient’s medical records for quick and efficient evaluation. Over the years, many implantable microchips for various medical purposes, for example, for the delivery of various types of drugs.
FDA Approval VeriChip met tough opposition, but in the following years, many implantable microchips have been developed for various medical purposes, such as delivering various types of drugs (including birth control) and even microchips that help monitor heart health. And speaking of new developments, DARPA also recently invented a special filter that can be attached to a dialysis machine and literally remove COVID-19 from the blood of critically ill patients.
Once the chip sends you a “signal”, you can check yourself for COVID-19. “It’s like a check engine light,” the developers note, explaining that anyone using the new technology will immediately receive a kind of signal that prompts them to conduct a COVID-19 test on their own.
And, of course, it should be noted – before you start building any conspiracy theories, just know that these chips that detect COVID-19 will not be able to track movement or location. By the way, recently we talked in detail about why Bill Gates is not going to massively chip the population of the Earth and does not want to end up “killing all people”.
It is noteworthy that the new microchip may well be used by American sailors, especially after the incident associated with the outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, as a result of which 1,271 crew members tested positive.
iPhone 13 Pro: Force restart if device does not respond
The new iPhone 13 models are here and with them some users get their first iPhone without a home button in their hands. This also changes various gestures and functions. An example of this is forcing a restart, which is performed differently than it was just a few years ago.
If you switch from an iPhone 8 or iPhone SE (2nd generation) to a current iPhone model, you will quickly notice a lot of changes. In addition to the new gestures for returning to the home screen or opening the control center, the missing home button should be particularly noticeable. In the past, this controlled various functions such as Siri, the one-handed mode or the forced restart. The latter works completely differently with the new models and has a small side effect along the way. But one after another.
iPhone 13 (all models): How to force restart
Without a home button, Apple had to come up with a new alternative to force the devices to restart. The way is much more complex than before. While on the older models you only had to hold down the home button together with the power button, it now requires a small key combination. To restart an iPhone 13, briefly press the volume up button and release it again. Then press the volume down button in the same way. Finally, hold down the side button (power button) until the Apple logo appears on the display. You should not pay attention to any displays or changes on the screen during the processor.
Short version: Force restart the iPhone 13
- Briefly press the volume up button
- Briefly press the volume down button
- Press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears.
Quickly deactivate Face ID on the iPhone 13
Apple has integrated a function in iOS to quickly turn off Face ID. This means that it is not possible for other people (police, etc.) to unlock your iPhone by holding it in your face. To do this, simply press and hold a volume button together with the side button until your iPhone vibrates briefly but quickly. Then press either “Cancel” or the Page button again. Thanks to the vibration, you can also deactivate it in your pocket and know that it worked.
macOS Big Sur: Disable search suggestions in Safari – here’s how
Web browsers these days have a lot of cool features and capabilities that should make our life easier. Apple Safari is certainly no exception.
A lot is offered with many nice gimmicks such as the reading list or the reader display. Searching the net is also simple and can be started directly in the address bar. However, not every user wants the search suggestions equally, so we’ll show you how to disable the search suggestions in Safari.
Search engine suggestions can be scary at times. Thanks to the strong network, you now know exactly what we want to look for and then have the right answer ready before we could actually put the question to the end. This of course also has the advantage that we can get to our goal very quickly with these complex search algorithms and thus save a lot of time. But if you are one of those people who forego this convenience and want to increase data protection, we would be happy to explain how you can deactivate the search suggestions in Safari.
macOS Monterey: How to turn off search suggestions in Safari
Step 1: First open the Safari browser on the Mac, if you have not already done so. This is either located directly in the dock or can also be reached there via the “Programs” folder.
step 2: Now click on “Safari” in the menu bar at the top of the screen and select “Settings”.
step 3: Then select the “Search” tab.
Step 4: You will then see a drop-down menu with the search engine – this is Google by default – and under it it says: “Include search engine suggestions”. Uncheck this entry.
Step 5: Below that you can remove the check mark in front of “Include Safari suggestions”.
Step 6: Now close the Safari settings menu and surf the web as usual with Safari.
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Apple ID: iOS 15 allows resetting with friends and family
If you lose access to your Apple ID, it’s a very messy business. It literally holds the Apple universe together. You can use it to make purchases from Apple, the App Store or the iTunes Store, manage your app subscriptions, access your iCloud data and much more. Fortunately, since iOS 15 you don’t need a second device of your own to reset your Apple ID and set a new password. The new operating system allows you to define a contact who, if necessary, can confirm your identity and thus give you access to your data again. Of course, you should think carefully about who is eligible for this position. This can be your best friend or family member. These should also have an iPhone or iPad with iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 and be older than 13 years.
How to set a reset contact for your Apple ID
Your Apple ID is not lost right away because you forgot your password. Establish a special “emergency contact” beforehand that will give you access to your Apple account again. To do this, open the Settings app and tap on your profile at the top before you select “Password & Security”. Then tap on “Account recovery”. Now select the option “Add contact”. Read the information about the function carefully. In the next step, you may be asked to update your devices. You can then specify a contact from your family group or from your contact list. You will only see qualified contacts. After your selection, a message will be sent to the selected person informing them of their new position.
How to remove a reset contact from your Apple ID
If you no longer want a certain person to allow you to reset your Apple ID, you can revoke this at any time. To do this, open the settings and tap on your Apple account at the top. Then select “Password & Security> Account Recovery”. Now tap on the person’s name and select “Remove contact”. The removed contact will be automatically notified of the change.
notice: The function is only available if all of your devices are running at least iOS 15, iPadOS 15, tvOS 15 and watchOS 8. Make sure of this beforehand or remove the devices from your Apple ID if an update is not possible.
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