Android Wear bug leaves Google Assistant unable to do anything but basic search requests

A bug affecting smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0 is preventing Google Assistant from fully working on the platform. Actually, the virtual assistant will still run very simple Google searches. What it won’t do is set alarm times, send text messages or control smart appliances to name a few features. A community manager keeping his eye on the Android Wear Help Forum posted a message revealing that Google is aware of the problem and is “gathering bug reports.”

While most of the incidents surrounding Google Assistant deal with the version of the virtual personal assistant employed on Android …


These scientists turned spinach leaves into beating heart tissue

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Popeye was fond of cramming cans of spinach to beef up his cartoon biceps. Now scientists say the leafy green really could help build a real-world muscle, only this time, it’s the human heart.

A team of U.S. researchers found a way to use the veins of the spinach leaf to build a miniature version of a beating heart muscle.

Their discoveries offer a potential solution a major challenge confronting biomedical engineers: how to repair and regenerate damaged organs and tissues. 

If proven to work, scientists could use the spinach treatment to grow layers of healthy heart muscle to treat heart attack patients, the group said in a proof-of-concept study published this month in the journal Biomaterials. Read more…

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