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Catalogue of Errors Led To $1.36 Billion of State Pension Underpayments

Repeated human errors made for years were to blame for a scandal which led to more than 1bn pound of state pensions not being paid, a report has concluded. BBC: The National Audit Office (NAO) said 134,000 pensioners, mostly women, were underpaid pensions because outdated computer systems led to mistakes. Among them was 74-year-old Irene Wise, who said women like her were "short-changed" for years. The government said everyone would receive what they were owed. However, the report raises huge qu...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, Public Accounts Committee, Dwp, National Audit Office NAO, Meg Hillier, Irene Wise


Deals: Save Up to 30% on Apple's MagSafe Charger Accessories for Your iPhone 12 or iPhone 13

A pair of solid deals on Apple's MagSafe Charger and MagSafe Duo Charger are still live at Amazon and Verizon, respectively. We first began tracking these all-time low prices one week ago, and it's a great time to buy them now at these prices, ahead of the iPhone 13 launch on Friday. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. MagSafe Duo Charger Verizon h...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Verizon, Walmart, Charger, Qi, Max Head, Amazon the MagSafe Charger


Why German automakers are using hydrogen to hedge their green bets

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Audi,BMW,Mercedes-Benz,Volkswagen,Future,Hydrogen Continue reading Why German automakers are using hydrogen to hedge their green bets Why German automakers are using hydrogen to hedge their green bets originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 22 Sep 2021 08:27:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Future, Green, Autos, Bmw, Volkswagen, Hydrogen, Audi, Mercedes-benz, Government/Legal


Great mods for Casio's classic F-91W wristwatch, AKA the Terrorist Watch

Casio's F-91W is surely the most popular wristwatch of all time, so reliable and ubiquitous that it has never been out of production. At the height of the so-called war on terror, its use in IEDs led to it being described as a "terrorist" signifier by hysterical U.S. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Watches, Howto, Casio, Mods, Terrorist Watch


The Open Book Project: open source e-reader you can make yourself from parts

The Open Book Project is a set of instructions to make an open-source e-book reader, complete with code and manifesto. It's not a hack or alternative software for an existing commercial device, but a ground-up howto that starts with a $15 PCB and requires a soldering iron. — Read the rest
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, E-readers, E-books, E-ink, PCB


NOCD raised $33 million to bring OCD treatment online

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and today in healthcare news:More startup funding news, as we reported exclusively that NOCD has raised $33 million for its approach to online OCD treatment;Verily has a secret plan to disentangle itself from Google's technology as it looks toward the future;Our politics team looked at Congress' vaccine approach, where members of Congress decide whether to enact a mandate for staff. If you're new to this newsletter, ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Congress, Trends, Mental Health, House, Healthcare, North Carolina, Delaware, Verily, Stephen Smith, Sen Richard Burr, Newsletters, Sen Chris Coons, nOCD, COVID


8 entry-level jobs in tech that don't require a STEM degree

Certain STEM related career paths, such as customer success manager, can help you enter the tech industry with little or no experience. Ngampol Thongsai/EyeEm/Getty Images Not all jobs in the tech industry require a STEM background for entry-level candidates. Tech companies also need employees for social media management and customer service positions. Depending on the role, creative and analytical skills can be just as important as technical proficiency. See more stories on Insider's ...
Tags: Opinion, Stem, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Tech, It, Seattle, Nordic, Degree, CSM, Encarnacion, Contributor, The Muse, Tech Insider, Entry-Level Job


Apple iPad mini 2021 review: the best small tablet gets stunning revamp

Compact in size but not in price, speed and iPadOS 15 puts mini in class of its ownApple’s iPad mini gets its first total overhaul with an all-new modern design, bigger screen, brilliant video call camera and lots of power for 2021.But being Apple’s smallest doesn’t make it the cheapest. The iPad mini starts at £479 ($499/$A749), sitting above the standard £319 iPad and below the £579 iPad Air. Continue reading...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Technology, Tablet Computers, Ipad Mini


Apple's latest iPad doesn't change much — and that's not a bad thing

It's déjà vu all over again with Apple's new 9th Gen iPad. In short: It's much the same as we've seen with their entry-level device in years past — with just two noteworthy changes. Namely, a newer processor (Apple's A13 Bionic) speeds things up a bit, while the new 12-megapixel front-facing camera supports CenterStage to dynamically keep you in the shot.
Tags: Apple, Cnn


The iPad Mini is proof that size really doesn't matter

The iPad Mini has been overlooked for years now, with Apple favoring a spec bump here and there over a full upgrade. But for 2021, unlike the barely noticeable changes to the entry-level iPad, Apple redesigned the iPad Mini in an effort to place it more in-line with the rest of its tablet offerings.
Tags: Apple, Cnn


iPhone 13 Mini vs. iPhone 12 Mini: Which Mini maxes it?

The iPhone 13 Mini is the successor to last year's 5.4-inch powerhouse the iPhone 12 Mini. Question is, is it worth an upgrade, or should you give it a miss?
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Buying Guides, Apple Iphone, Smartphone Comparisons, iPhone 12 mini, Apple iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 13 mini


iPhone 13 Pro Max vs. Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra: Who wins?

The iPhone 13 Pro Max is an absolute beast of a smartphone, but so too is the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. We find out which one is best in this comparison test.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Trends, Max, Samsung Galaxy, Buying Guides, Smartphone Comparisons, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy S21 Ultra, iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max


Report: Apple AR Headset With Rumored $2,000+ Price Tag to Enter Mass Production in Second Quarter of 2022

Apple's augmented reality headset will enter mass production in the second quarter of next year, with a launch expected between the third and fourth quarter of 2022, according to a translated report from the Taiwanese version of DigiTimes. In June, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo for Apple's AR headset reporting it will launch sometime between April and June of next year. According to today's report, Apple's AR headset has completed its second phase of prototype testing, inching closer to being ...
Tags: Apple, Digitimes.com, Ming Chi Kuo, AR/VR, Apple Glasses


iPad Mini Reviews: Impressive Upgrade Brings iPad Air Features to Smaller Size

The sixth-generation iPad mini will begin arriving to customers and launch in stores this Friday, September 24, and ahead of time, reviews of the device have now been shared by several tech websites and YouTube channels. We've already rounded up video reviews of the new iPad mini, and we've shared some highlights from additional reviews below. The consensus among reviews is that the new iPad mini is more like an iPad Air mini, as the two devices now share several features, including slimmer ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Featured, Youtube, Netflix, Macbook, Ipad Mini, Facetime, Engadget, Federico Viticci, Jason Snell, Valentina Palladino, Brenda Stolyar


Bolt's CEO explains how 5-kilometer walking commutes and sleep hygiene help him ace 12-hour workdays

The Estonian entrepreneur has been running the company for eight years. Bolt The CEO of Uber rival Bolt Markus Villig walks a five-kilometer commute every day. The CEOs of Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Apple also back walking meetings and commutes. Research suggests walking meetings bring people together and that walking supports creativity. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Running a startup is stressful - it can interfere with your health, your family life, and yo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Stanford, Trends, Linkedin, Jeff Weiner, Harry, Bolt, Sundar Pichai, Inc, Facebook Google, Jeff Raider, University of Hong Kong, LUMINAR


Google emits Chrome 94 with 'Idle Detection' API to detect user inactivity, despite opposition

Mozilla, Apple register dismay as worries surface over privacy, potential crypto mining behind user's back Google has released Chrome 94 for desktop and Android, complete with an "Idle Detection" API to detect user inactivity, despite privacy concerns expressed by Mozilla and Apple.…
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A Warning Sign of a Mass Extinction Event Is On the Rise, Scientists Say

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Vice: If you live near a freshwater river or lake, odds are good that you have seen warning signs about harmful algal and bacterial blooms posted on its shores. Alarmingly, a new study reports that these blooms may be early indicators of an ongoing ecological disaster, caused by humans, that eerily parallels the worst extinction event in Earth's history. Some 251 million years ago, the end-Permian event (EPE), popularly known as the "Great Dying," wiped o...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Stockholm, Sydney Australia, Mays, Swedish Museum of Natural History, EPE, Chris Mays, Nature Communications Indeed


Xiaomi has the power to censor your phone, report claims

A security report has found that Xiaomi has the ability to remotely censor its phones. This came from Lithuania’s Defence Ministry, which advised users of the company’s devices to get rid of them. First covered by Reuters, the Lithuanian report found that the Xiaomi Mi 10T receives an updating list of blocked keywords from the manufacturer. While this hasn’t been enabled in Europe, researchers claim Xiaomi has the technical capability to censor these terms at will. At the time of the study’s rel...
Tags: Security, Startups, Europe, Xiaomi, Lithuania, Reuters, Defence Ministry, Plugged


Netflix didn't think Roku could succeed. Now the streaming underdog is hoping its original content can take on Disney, HBO and more.

Roku founder and CEO Anthony Wood in 2014. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Roku hasn't always owned content that it could market to viewers. But that all changed when it bought failed streaming project Quibi this year in a major pivot Now Roku is competing against Netflix, which spun it off back in 2008. See more stories on Insider's business page. Roku once had a huge appeal for customers: it didn't own its own content to aggressively push on viewers. The so-called content-agnostic st...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, News, Media, Nbc, Entertainment, US, Samsung, Trends, Netflix, Streaming, Roku, Wood, Griffin, Cnbc, Hastings


PayPal's 'super app' - JPM loses top tech exec - Merrill's pay plans

Welcome to Insider Finance. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.On the agenda today:PayPal is relaunching its "super app," which will pit it against Google Pay and Square.JPMorgan just lost its global head of AI technology.In a leaked recording, Merrill's president said advisors shouldn't expect more pay raises.Let's get started. PayPal is relaunching its "super app" Mike Blake/...
Tags: Google, Trends, Bloomberg, Paypal, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, US Treasury, West Coast, Blackrock, Jpmorgan, Assembly, Merrill, US Treasury Department, US Bank, TPG, MUFG Union Bank


Lithuania's defense ministry told people to throw away Chinese-made phones, claiming they can automatically censor people's texts

People ask past an ad for the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro 5G smartphone in Hong Kong. Budrul Chukrut/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Lithuania told people to trash their Chinese-made phones "as fast as reasonably possible." It said some phones, like Xiaomi's Mi 10T 5G phone, can censor terms like "democracy movement." The feature is turned off in the phones in the EU but can be turned back on remotely, it said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Lithuanian government h...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Tibet, China, Censorship, Trends, Eu, European Union, Taiwan, News UK, Xiaomi, Lithuania, Reuters, Tech Insider, National Cyber Security Centre, Xiaomi Corp


Lithuania urges people to throw away Chinese phones

The country's National Cyber Security Centre found security risks in both Xiaomi and Huawei models.
Tags: News, Xiaomi, Lithuania, Huawei


New Nokia G50 signals HMD Global’s leap into affordable 5G phones

HMD Global has launched the Nokia G50, its first affordable 5G phone, coming in at the equivalent of $272. The software update promise will help attract buyers.
Tags: Android, Mobile, News, Nokia, Trends, HMD Global, Nokia G50


Google Messages' Material You design makes it to beta (APK Download)

After Google Calendar, Keep, Docs, Sheets, and Slides, it is now Google Messages' turn to get a Material You revamp. The latest Messages...
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Google experiments with user-choice-defying Android search box

Apple-flavored approach running as test 'for a small percentage of users' Analysis Google has been spotted testing a web technology that a former staffer fears will further undermine the already often ignored choices people make about their browsers.…
Tags: Google, Software, Analysis Google


New Nagios Software Bugs Could Let Hackers Take Over IT Infrastructures

As many as 11 security vulnerabilities have been disclosed in Nagios network management systems, some of which could be chained to achieve pre-authenticated remote code execution with the highest privileges, as well as lead to credential theft and phishing attacks.  Industrial cybersecurity firm Claroty, which discovered the flaws, said flaws in tools such as Nagios make them an attractive [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
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How Cynet's Response Automation Helps Organizations Mitigate Cyber Threats

One of the determining factors of how much damage a cyber-attack cause is how fast organizations can respond to it. Time to response is critical for security teams, and it is a major hurdle for leaner teams. To help improve this metric and enhance organizations’ ability to respond to attacks quickly, many endpoint detection and response (EDR) and extended detection and response (XDR) vendors [Author: [email protected] (The Hacker News)]
Tags: Tech, EDR, Cynet


Chrome 94 introduces Material You interface and controversial idle detection (APK Download)

It may seem like Google has only just released Chrome 93 to the stable channel, but with the company's faster four-week release cycle,...
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Most iPad Mini 6 Shipping Estimates Now Extend into November

Apple opened pre-orders for the iPad mini 6 right after last week's "California streaming" event, with first orders arriving this Friday, but anyone who is waiting for the reviews to come in before they order one will likely have a wait on their hands, as estimated delivery times for many variants have since slipped into November in the U.S. and select other countries. For example, for a 256GB Wi-Fi iPad mini in Pink, Apple's website gives a 3-4 week shipping estimate, while estimates lengthe...
Tags: Apple, California, Ipad Mini, Pink Apple


Researchers have created holograms you can touch

The TV show Star Trek: The Next Generation introduced millions of people to the idea of a holodeck: an immersive, realistic 3D holographic projection of a complete environment that you could interact with and even touch. In the 21st century, holograms are already being used in a variety of ways such as medical systems, education, art, security, and defense. Scientists are still developing ways to use lasers, modern digital processors, and motion-sensing technologies to create several different t...
Tags: Startups, Tech, University of Glasgow, Next Featured



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