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The seven types of rest: I spent a week trying them all. Could they help end my exhaustion?

When we feel extreme fatigue most of us focus on sleep problems. But proper relaxation takes many forms. I spent a week exploring what really works“Are you the most tired you can ever remember being?” asks a friend. Well, yes. I have it easy – my caring responsibilities are limited and my work is physically undemanding and very low stakes – but I am wrecked. The brain fog, tearful confusion and deep lethargy I feel seems near universal. A viral tweet from February asked: “Just to confirm … every...
Tags: Health, Google, Science, Sleep, Medicine, Life and style, Health & wellbeing


IBM achieves true ‘quantum supremacy’ with most powerful computer ever built

IBM might have just changed the computing game in a major way. Nobody’s seen a research paper yet, but Big Blue’s quantum department is claiming that its mysterious “Eagle” processor has achieved quantum supremacy. Eureka? IBM CEO Arvind Krishna gave Axios on HBO the exclusive. According to them, the Eagle processor is capable of doing things no supercomputer can do. In fact, per the interview, Krishna says there’s no other system on the planet, classical or quantum, that can do what Eagle can d...
Tags: Google, Startups, Hbo, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Ibm, Eureka, Eagle, Krishna, Neural, Arvind Krishna, Next Featured


Google launches DeepMind 2, a pharmaceutical hullabaloo

Alphabet (the umbrella corp that owns Google and DeepMind) just launched Isomorphic Labs (IL). According to the new company’s blog, it’s “reimagining the entire drug discovery process from first principles with an AI-first approach.” In other words: The CEO of DeepMind, Demis Hassabis, is going to run a drug-discovery spinoff. Up front: This seems like a really good thing. DeepMind’s AlphaFold 2 has supposedly revolutionized how researchers study protein structures. And Hassabis is obviously pre...
Tags: Google, Startups, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, DeepMind Demis Hassabis, Neural, Isomorphic Labs IL According


China says it has a quantum computer a million times more powerful than Google’s

Researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China recently published a paper indicating they’ve created a quantum computer that’s one million times faster than Google’s Sycamore machine. According to a report from the Global Times, the Chinese system “is 10 million times faster than the current fastest supercomputer and its calculation complexity is more than 1 million times higher than Google’s Sycamore processor.” File under: Huge, if true. Let’s be up front here, I’m not a qu...
Tags: Google, Startups, Science, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Insider, Global Times, University of Science and Technology of China, Neural


Google CEO says companies that fail to go carbon-free will lose the talent war

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Beck Diefenbach/Reuters Google wants to be the first Big Tech giant to run entirely on clean energy sources 24 hours a day. But going carbon-free isn't just about climate change, CEO Sundar Pichai told Bloomberg - it benefits recruiting too. He said Gen Z won't want "to work for a company which they feel is polluting." Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the tech giant's ambitious goal to eliminate carbon and shift to 100% renewable energy sources is about m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Science, News, Microsoft, Climate Change, Careers, Trends, Sustainability, Bloomberg, Renewables, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Big Tech, Tech Insider


Lost in translation? The one-inch truth about Netflix’s subtitle problem

Subtitling is an essential art form. So why, as the streaming giant scores more global hits with shows like Squid Game and Call My Agent, isn’t it trying harder to find the right words?“Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.” So said the director Bong Joon-ho, as he accepted his best picture Oscar for Parasite in 2020, in a not-so-subtle dig at the dominance of English language content. The success of Netflix’s Korean serie...
Tags: Google, South Korea, Europe, Science, Television, Media, Film, France, Russia, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, Television industry, Language, US television, TV streaming


Google and YouTube will cut off ad money for climate change deniers

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google will no longer allow advertisers, publishers, and YouTube creators to monetize content that denies the existence of climate change. The company detailed the changes on Thursday.“Today, we’re announcing a new monetization policy for Google advertisers, publishers and YouTube creators that will prohibit ads for, and monetization of, content that contradicts well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change,”...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Tech, Alex Castro


YouTube is finally taking a stand against all anti-vaccine content, not just COVID-19

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Getty YouTube said it is banning all content claiming that approved vaccines do not work or are harmful. That includes vaccines for illnesses other than the coronavirus disease for the first time. The ban is a departure from the industry's historical hands-off approach to content moderation. See more stories on Insider's business page. YouTube is banning all anti-vaccine content on its platform, including misinformation about approved vaccines for common i...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, News, Youtube, Trends, John F Kennedy, Donald Trump, Tech Companies, Robert F Kennedy Jr, Tech Insider, Content Moderation, Katie Canales, COVID, Matt Halprin, Sundar Pichai Getty YouTube


YouTube bans all anti-vaxx content - not just misinformation about COVID-19 shots

Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Getty YouTube said it is banning all content claiming that approved vaccines do not work or are harmful. That includes vaccines for illnesses other than the coronavirus disease for the first time. The ban is a departure from the industry's historical hands-off approach to content moderation. See more stories on Insider's business page. YouTube is banning all anti-vaccine content on its platform, including misinformation about approved vaccines for common i...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, News, Youtube, Trends, John F Kennedy, Donald Trump, Tech Companies, Robert F Kennedy Jr, Tech Insider, Content Moderation, Katie Canales, COVID, Matt Halprin, Sundar Pichai Getty YouTube


How to carry your vaccine card on your phone so you can leave it at home

Thierry Monasse/Getty Images Restaurants, music venues, and other businesses are requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination. But toting around an important health document in paper form can be worrisome and inconvenient. Here are a few ways you can carry that proof on your smartphone like you would a boarding pass. See more stories on Insider's business page. We're now at the proof-of-vaccination stage of this 18-month-long pandemic.Restaurants, concert venues, airlines, and other bu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Utah, Science, News, Mississippi, California, Trends, Strategy, Nba, Vaccination, Opentable, Apple Wallet, Pandemic, Tech Insider, Katie Canales


Nike and Amazon among brands advertising on Covid conspiracy sites

Household names may have unwittingly helped spread fake news, investigation revealsDozens of the world’s biggest brands, including Nike, Amazon, Ted Baker and Asos, have been advertising on websites that spread Covid-19 misinformation and conspiracy theories, it has emerged. The companies, as well as an NHS service, are among a string of household names whose ads appear to have helped fund websites that host false and outlandish claims, for example that powerful people secretly engineered the pa...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Media, Internet, Advertising, Social Media, Nike, World news, Infectious Diseases, Digital Media, NHS, Asos, Ted Baker, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Nike Amazon


Google’s Plan to Use 120% Less Water Doesn’t Quite Add Up

Just as oil companies laud their plans to address climate change, tech companies also tend to sound off about their respective efforts to be more environmentally sound. Sometimes they don’t wholly add up either.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science


Facebook's Smart Glasses Give People a Good Reason Not to Trust Your Ray-Bans

Facebook’s smart glasses are here. They’re made by Ray-Ban, which means they look stylish, and as far as features go, they’re on par with many “smart glasses” currently on the market, with built-in cameras and speakers. Facebook is the biggest name to attempt smart glasses for consumers in years, and they probably…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Glasses, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Articles, Eyewear, Computing, Google Glass, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, Ray, Bans


Sony's Cheaper Dolby Atmos Soundbar Is Made for Small Spaces

Hot off the heels of the incredibly beefy HT-A7000, Sony’s back with yet another Dolby Atmos soundbar. And while the specs on these two speakers are pretty similar, the Sony AT-5000 is meant for smaller rooms and spaces. Oh, and it’s $400 cheaper.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Science, Technology, Sony, Sonos, Vizio, Hdmi, Surround Sound, Soundbar, Dolby Atmos, Atmos, Dolby Laboratories, Information and Communications Technology, Loudspeakers


Facebook's Ray-Ban Glasses Leaked and They Look Awfully Familiar

After years of murmurs, Facebook was all set to formally announce its first pair of “smart” sunglasses today. Ray-Ban, Facebook’s partner on this project, even put up a splashy site teasing the announcement two days ago. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg even posted video clips supposedly taken with the device. And then…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Glasses, Science, Technology, Clothing, Articles, Sunglasses, Eyewear, Augmented Reality, Razer, Snap, Ray, Bans, Ray Ban


Please, Never Call Me Through Gmail

In the fires of the covid-19 pandemic, the Age of Always Online was forged. Everybody works from home now, and so work life and home life have completely blurred together into an indiscernible slop of constant optimization, with no clear delineation between being “at work” and “cooking dinner at home with loved…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Gmail, Microsoft, Google Search, Software, Telecommunications, Computing, Webmail, Mobile Software, Alphabet Inc, Web Conferencing, Google Meet, Google Workspace, Cross Platform Software, Technology Internet


LG Shows Off Foldable Plastic Display That Promises to Be As Hard As Glass

LG is done making smartphones, though that doesn’t mean it isn’t still attempting to one-up its biggest rival. Samsung beat the competition to the punch with foldable phones, but its bendable screens came with a preinstalled layer of protective film to keep the display from falling apart. LG’s solution to this…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Samsung, Smartphone, Smartphones, Companies, Mobile Phones, Computing, Lg, Samsung Electronics, Corning, LG Chem, Universal Display Corporation, Foldable Smartphone, Folding


Google's Newest Nest Cam Is a Solid Security Camera If You're All In With Google

Google’s revamped Nest Camera is not only battery-powered, but the company made some changes to its features to make it much more economical when it comes to sucking up bandwidth. Google also stopped requiring a premium Nest Aware subscription to get the most out of the camera. The Nest Camera can also work outdoors…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Home Automation, Dropcam, Alexa, Ring, Netgear, Alphabet Inc, Arlo, Google Nest, Applied Machine Learning, Nest Camera, Technology Internet


Texas Heartbeat Act Opens the Door for a Flood of Data Requests Targeting Abortion Providers

The Texas Heartbeat Act, which has outlawed abortions after six weeks in the state of Texas, has many alarming angles to it, but one of the less obvious ones is the potential role large tech companies may play in facilitating upcoming legal cases against healthcare providers. Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Uber, Texas, Science, United States, Social Issues, Abortion, Sexual Revolution, Abortion In Texas, Evan Greer, American Society, Heartbeat Bill, Sexual Reproduction, Law Crime, United States Law


No One Wants a Smartwatch With Two Cameras

Of the myriad reasons why Google’s Wear OS platform has struggled over the years, Qualcomm’s sluggish smartwatch chips are largely to blame. The chipmaker’s current Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform is over a year old, running outdated process tech, and likely won’t run the upcoming Wear OS 3 nearly as well as Samsung’s…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Samsung, Qualcomm


Gab to Congress: You’re Gonna Need a Warrant for That or You Know, Talk to DOJ or Something

This week’s Gab screed is in, and another regime topples in the wake of the platform’s offensives (usually emails). The target of the latest screed: the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Protest at the United States Capitol. Congratulations to Congress, you’re a Gab-certified authority figure.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Congress, Linkedin, Software, Doj, World Wide Web, Real Time Web, United States Capitol, RT, Christopher Krebs, Andrew Torba, Mass Media, Gab, Stored Communications Act


Google Confirms New Nest Doorbell Cam Gets Too Hot to Record All the Time

The second-generation Nest Doorbell is the first battery-powered version of the device from Google, equipped with various battery-saving features by default. But even though you can plug in the new Nest Doorbell via power wire, it won’t support around-the-clock video recording.Read more...
Tags: Google, Internet Of Things, Science, Home Automation, Doorbell, Ring, Smart Doorbell, Google Store, Google Nest, Technology Internet, Nest Box Camera, Nest Doorbell


A majority of US companies say they're planning to require employees to get vaccinated by the end of the year

Apple, Goldman Sachs, and Uber are requiring some or all employees get a COVID-19 vaccine. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Half of US companies are planning to require workers get a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2021. Reuters polled 961 US companies that employ a total of around 9.7 million people. Apple, Goldman Sachs, and Uber are requiring some or all employees get a COVID-19 vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than half of US companies plan to require some or all of thei...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Delta, Vaccines, Gallup, Reuters, Alphabet Inc, Apple Goldman Sachs, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Coronavirus Vaccine


Most US companies surveyed said they're planning to require employees to get vaccinated by the end of the year

Apple, Goldman Sachs, and Uber are requiring that some or all employees get a COVID-19 vaccine. Dado Ruvic/Reuters Willis Towers Watson polled 961 US companies that collectively employ about 9.7 million people. Half of the companies surveyed planned to require workers to get a COVID vaccine by the end of 2021. Apple, Goldman Sachs, and Uber are requiring that some or all employees get a COVID vaccine. See more stories on Insider's business page. More than half of US companies plan to r...
Tags: Google, Science, News, Massachusetts, US, Trends, Delta, Vaccines, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Gallup, Reuters, Willis Towers Watson, Apple Goldman Sachs, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Microsoft Will Take the Wraps Off Windows 11 Hardware On Sept. 22

We already know Microsoft is launching Windows 11 on Oct. 5, but what would a new operating system be without new hardware to showcase it? Microsoft is having what many have pegged as a Surface hardware event on Sept. 22 at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET. It’s all virtual, of course, and there’s a link available if you want to…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Microsoft, Samsung, Smartphones, Computing, Tablet Computers, Microsoft Surface, Surface, Qualcomm, Microsoft Windows, Operating Systems, Surface Pro, Computer Architecture, Personal Computers, Windows 11


Google Is Reportedly Building Its Own ARM-Based Chips for Chromebooks

Taking a page from Apple’s playbook, it looks like Google is working on its own processors for Chromebooks and tablets. And according to a Nikkei Asia report, we could see in-house Google chips as early as 2023, and devices powered by those chips soon after.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Technology, Samsung, Intel, Computing, Nvidia, Huawei, Chromebooks, Qualcomm, Mediatek, Exynos, ARM Ltd, Tensor, Computer Architecture


Sony's Bravia XR OLED Is the Best-Looking TV I've Ever Seen

Sony has made a great deal of noise about their new 2021 Bravia XR OLEDs, which makes sense. The TVs are the first to feature Sony’s new Cognitive Processor XR, which sounds an awful lot like a proto-supervillain brain. The company says the processor will recreate how humans actually see things in real life. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Electronics, Disney, Apple TV, Netflix, Sony, Nintendo, Imax, Oled, Hdmi, Rogers, High Dynamic Range, Bravia, Dolby Laboratories


Philips Hue Wants to Put a Smart Light In Every Room In Your House

Smart lights are the cheapest, easiest way to get started with a smart home. Philips Hue, one of the most popular smart light markers, just took the wraps off a whole new lineup of smart lighting for various rooms in your house, along with built-in Spotify integration within the Hue app to make it all sing and light…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Science, Technology, Light, Inventions, Home Automation, Philips, Philips Hue, Lighting, Incandescent Light Bulb, TVA, Vervoort, LED lamps, Electric Light


Google's Return to the Office Pushed Back As Covid-19 Cases Rise Again

It looks like Big Tech workers won’t be returning to a physical office this year after all. After exhaustively detailing the measures it would be taking to help ease employees back into the office, Google is pushing back the official return date from Oct. 18 to Jan. 10, 2022. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Lyft, Science, Technology, Labor, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Tim Cook, Computing, Sundar Pichai, World Wide Web, Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc, Telecommuting


This Standing Air Conditioner’s Quiet Cool Will Make Me Miss Working From Home

At my therapist’s office, there’s a small portable AC. It’s a loudly humming, short monster that grunts at me, disapprovingly, from a foot away. I’ve coped with this by annunciating my anxieties. It’s actually cathartic at 45-minute intervals. But for my work-from-home pandemic setup, that kind of pandemonium is…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Air Conditioning, Ikea, Manufacturing, Machinery, Alexa, Air Conditioner, Midea, Midea Group, Companies Of China, Shunde District



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