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Modern mac keyboards take some getting used to

I expect that most long-term mac users find using a keyboard from the past few years from Apple a challenge. Not having to press a key far down requires getting used to. I use a 2012 MacBook Pro at home. At work I was given a 2016 Macbook. It is thin and light like a Macbook Air and a wonderfully fast computer. The keyboard though is getting rough to get used to. Click on photo to be taken to article about Tenor It seems that I have to hit a key exactly in the middle to get it to recognize i...
Tags: Apple, Videos, MacBook Air, Andy Griffith


Microsoft alumni play one last game of hallway putt-putt before demolition

Hundreds of Microsoft alumni gathered Saturday to remember the past, and see plans for Microsoft's massive campus renovation. "I mean, we grew up here," said Ed Fries, a co-creator of Xbox.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Microsoft, Local News


The Best Neighborhoods in NYC: Where to Stay When You Visit

Posted: 11/7/2018 | November 7th, 2018 Trying to find accommodation in New York City can be a painstaking long process given the large number of hotels and neighborhoods to stay in. This is a city of 10 million people. It’s massive and there’s a lot of choice. What neighborhoods are good to stay in? What’s central? What’s safe? Where is the best place to stay? As someone who has been working and living in New York City on and off for over five years, I’ve stayed in a wide variety of places he...
Tags: Travel, Google, Usa, New York, NYC, New York City, America, Best, Brooklyn, United States, Chelsea, Queens, Manhattan, Starbucks, Upper East Side, Jackson


Were Russian Hackers Deterred From Interfering In America's Election?

"Despite probing and trolling, a Russian cyberattack is the dog that did not bark in Tuesday's midterm elections," writes national security columnist Eli Lake. This is the assessment of the Department of Homeland Security, which says there were no signs of a coordinated campaign to disrupt U.S. voting. This welcome news raises a relevant and important question: Were cyber adversaries actually deterred from infiltrating voter databases and changing election results...? In September the White Hou...
Tags: North Korea, White House, America, Tech, Bolton, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, John Bolton, U S Cyber Command, Jason Healey, Russia China Iran, Eli Lake This


Comment on candy pork by beer0051

Short ingredient lists are my love language, and this recipe is amazing. After reading through the comments, I consulted Google and Mom for solutions. These were winners: 1) To prevent seizing, add 1/2 T acid for every cup of sugar as it begins to melt. I used that cheap concentrate lemon juice that looks like a lemon, didn’t seize and I couldn’t taste it later. 2) Seizing is caused by evaporation, ie once sugar caramelizes at 320 degrees, as it gets hotter, the liquid cooks off = trouble = crys...
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VW Plans A $ 22K Electric Car To Compete With Tesla, Transition From Combustion Engines

An anonymous reader quotes Reuters: Volkswagen intends to sell electric cars for less than 20,000 euros ($22,836) and protect German jobs by converting three factories to make Tesla rivals, a source familiar with the plans said... Plans for VW's electric car, known as "MEB entry" and with a production volume of 200,000 vehicles, are due to be discussed at a supervisory board meeting on Nov. 16, the source said... The November 16 strategy meeting will discuss Volkswagen's transformation plan to s...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Tesla, Vw, Volkswagen, Reuters


Tesla Worker Charged With Embezzling More Than $9 Million

An anonymous reader quotes the Bay Area Newsgroup: A former Tesla global supply manager was indicted Thursday by federal prosecutors alleging he embezzled more than $9 million from the Palo Alto electric car maker. Salil Parulekar, 32, is charged with felony wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. Parulekar oversaw Tesla's dealings with certain auto parts and services vendors, and used that position to divert to a German auto parts company $9.3 million in payments intended for a Taiwanese supp...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Palo Alto, San Jose, Bay Area, Salil Parulekar, Parulekar


Principal Fired For Using School's Computer Room To Mine Cryptocurrency

"A Chinese headmaster has been fired after a secret stack of crypto-currency mining machines was found connected to his school's electricity supply," writes the BBC. An anonymous reader quotes their report: Teachers at the school in Hunan became suspicious of a whirring noise that continued day and night, local media report. This led to the discovery of the machines, which were mining the crypto-currency Ethereum. They racked up an electricity bill of 14,700 yuan [£1,600, or about $2,100]... Th...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, Hunan


Xbox One will work with keyboard and mouse as of November 14th, starting with Fortnite

We knew the Xbox One was set to get keyboard and mouse support eventually, but now we know exactly when: November 14th. Don’t expect all Xbox One games to play friendly with the new keyboard/mouse functionality right out of the gate. It’s up to individual developers to figure out if/how it works with their games and patch things up accordingly, so only a handful will support it at first. But one of the first titles picking up support is a big one: Fortnite, the free-to-play third person shooter ...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Xbox One, Tech, Fortnite, Deep Rock Galactic, Children of Morta Vigor Warface Wargroove


Report: DEA, ICE Are Stocking Up on Hidden Streetlight Cams

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have put an “undisclosed number of covert surveillance cameras inside streetlights” across the country, according to federal procurement documents obtained by Quartz.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Immigration, Surveillance, Ice, DEA, Donald Trump, Mass Surveillance, Customs Enforcement ICE, Drug Enforcement Administration DEA


How Google Applies Big Data to Know You

Google is an undisputed champion when it comes to big data. They have developed several open source tools and techniques that are extensively used in big data ecosystem. With the help of different big data tools and techniques, Google is now capable of exploring millions of websites and fetch you the right answer or information within milliseconds. The first question that comes to our mind is how can Google perform such complex operations so efficiently? The answer is Big data analytics. Google...
Tags: Google, Technology, Big Data, Sales, Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Knowledge Graph Pages Google Knowledge Graph, Tracking Cookies Google, Big Data Google, Google Adwords Businesses


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Only 22% of Americans Now Trust Facebook's Handling of Personal Info

An anonymous reader quotes Fortune: Facebook is the least trustworthy of all major tech companies when it comes to safeguarding user data, according to a new national poll conducted for Fortune, highlighting the major challenges the company faces following a series of recent privacy blunders. Only 22% of Americans said that they trust Facebook with their personal information, far less than Amazon (49%), Google (41%), Microsoft (40%), and Apple (39%).... In question after question, respondents ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, Fortune, Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg Facebook, John Gerzema, Zuckerberg Read


PayPal: What If We Banned Both Sides

Payment processing giant PayPal terminated accounts belonging to the far-right Proud Boys organization and its founder, Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes, this week in what seemed to be a response to their involvement in a street brawl in New York and well-documented history of violence elsewhere. But it also banned…Read more...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, Technology, Paypal, Far Right, E Commerce, Gavin McInnes, Proud Boys, Antifa, Deplatforming


ATF and Firearms Industry Offer $5,000 Reward in Reno, NV Firearms Theft

ATF and Firearms Industry Offer $5,000 Reward in Reno, NV Firearms Theft RENO, Nev.– -(AmmoLand.com)- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) — the trade association for the firearms industry — has announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from the RAC Guns & Ammo Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL).ATF is offering a reward up to $2,500, which will be...
Tags: Google, Guns, Rewards, Nevada, National Shooting Sports Foundation, ATF, Reno NV, NSSF, San Francisco Field, Shooting Industry News, National Shooting Sports Foundation NSSF, Stolen Guns, Reno Police Department, Firearms Industry Offer, Reno NV Firearms Theft, RAC Guns Ammo Federal Firearm Licensee FFL ATF


Did We Miss an Interstellar Comet Four Years Ago?

Long-time Slashdot reader RockDoctor writes: A paper published on Arxiv last week reports on a project to redetermine the "orbits of long period comets... We recently attempted to check, whether the assumption of a parabolic orbit for hundreds of comets discovered after 1950 is fully justified in all cases." The full work by Królikowska & Dybczynski remains in preparation (which is perfectly normal), but this intriguing result deserved early attention. During this research we found an interestin...
Tags: Tech, Slashdot, Arxiv, RockDoctor, Kr likowska Dybczynski


Apple Blocks Linux From Booting On New Hardware With T2 Security Chip

AmiMoJo writes: Apple's new-generation Macs come with a new so-called Apple T2 security chip that's supposed to provide a secure enclave co-processor responsible for powering a series of security features, including Touch ID. At the same time, this security chip enables the secure boot feature on Apple's computers, and by the looks of things, it's also responsible for a series of new restrictions that Linux users aren't going to like. The issue seems to be that Apple has included security cert...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Tech, Bootcamp, Apple Blocks Linux


Turkish President Says Recording of Jamal Khashoggi's Murder Has Been Sent to U.S., Allies

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has provided a recording of the alleged murder of Saudi journalist in self-imposed exile Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to Saudi Arabia, Britain, France, Germany, and the United States, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Saudi Arabia, Surveillance, Espionage, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Mohammed bin Salman, Jamal Khashoggi, Khashoggi Murder, Saudi Arabia Britain France Germany, United States the Washington Post


These are the screen sizes for next year's iPhone lineup, according to the most accurate Apple analyst (AAPL)

Apple could release three new iPhones with the same screen sizes as this year's models, TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted in a note for investors. Apple is also likely to use a new kind of antenna part in next year's models, according to the note seen by Business Insider.  Kuo is widely known among Apple fans for detailing Apple products before they launch. Apple may be using a new kind of antenna part in the iPhones it plans to release in 2019, TF International Secur...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Google Pixel, LCP, MPI, TF International Securities, Liquid Crystal Polymer LCP


9 ways self-driving vehicles could change tourism

A study examines how autonomous vehicles could change the tourism experience Removing a human driver adds some new possibilities, like personalized sightseeing tours Sex on wheels, anyone? While experts and manufacturers often assert that self-driving vehicles will come to market by 2020, others are skeptical, as some required elements are far from realization, among them and cheap enough onboard sensors, computers, and power supplies. (Current hardware is prohibitively expensive for mass pro...
Tags: Travel, Future, Cars, Cities, Innovation, Urban Planning, Driverless Cars, Hopkins, Cohen, University of Surrey, Prediction, Annals of Tourism Research, Scott A Cohen, Debbie Hopkins, SCAV


The Best Home Safety & Security Gadgets for Techie Travelers

Savvy travelers know to lock down their physical and digital valuables while on the road. But, with young travelers spending more and more time away from home on each trip, it’s more important now than ever to lock down all the things you leave behind at home too. Here are the best high-tech home security gadgets for travelers looking to keep their homes safe and sound while they’re gone. #1: Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt for Home Security The IoT (Interne...
Tags: Google, Security, Internet Of Things, Safety, Surveillance, Iot, Locks, First Look, Modern Vagabond, Home Safety, Apple HomeKit Amazon Alexa, Techie Travelers, SimpliSafe Hearth Home, SimpliSafe Hearth


Best camera phones of 2018

They say that the best camera is always the one you have with you and that makes your smartphone camera very important indeed. Join us for a closer look at the best camera phones available right now. The post Best camera phones of 2018 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Photography, Trends, Buying Guides, Android Army, Best Of Everything, Best Camera Phones, Best-of-phones


Hollywood Vs The Algorithm

Tech companies are about the data. For instance, when the techs discover that the photo of an A List celebrity gets less clicks while the ad spot without the photo gets more clicks; what is the answer? Well, the answer is simple, promote the ad spot without the celebrity photo. But that may hurt the celebrity feelings. In other words, technology can measure consumers desires and wants, and Hollywood is fighting against it. But will tech companies cave to Hollywood or will Hollywood cave to tech...
Tags: Google, Music, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Perspective, Adam Sandler, Jane Fonda, Jenji Kohan, Tech Companies, Hunt, Lily Tomlin, Los Gatos Calif, Netflix Inc, Frankie


California’s big fires and 129 million dead trees

From January to November 9, 2018, a total of 7,579 fires had burned an area of 1,564,609 acres (6,332 square kilometers), according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Science, Technology, California, Environment, World, Innovation, Buildings, California Department of Forestry


The Amazon-Apple deal could kill some small businesses

For the past eleven years, AceBeach has been selling hard-to-find electronics online. At one point, Apple products made up half of AceBeach's business, but in recent years Apple has made it increasingly difficult for third-parties to sell used or new iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches.
Tags: Apple, News, Stories, Amazon Apple, AceBeach


What Amazon and Apple's deal means

For the past eleven years, AceBeach has been selling hard-to-find electronics online. At one point, Apple products made up half of AceBeach's business, but in recent years Apple has made it increasingly difficult for third-parties to sell used or new iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches.
Tags: Apple, News, Stories, AceBeach


What Amazon and Apple's deal means for third-party sellers

Amazon and Apple have stuck and agreement that lets Amazon list the newest Apple products when they come out, like the iPhone XS and XR. In exchange, Amazon will remove any non-authorized third-party sellers selling Apple products from the platform.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Cnn


Some more gems from Complex Con

Complex Con 18 Recap Sizzle Reel (via @Complex) Talk about stimulation overload. Complex Con had it all last weekend in Long Beach and as a first-timer, I was simply blown away by the creativity, art, and fashion all on display. In fact, it took me a full week just to sift through everything and continue…Continue reading ➞ Some more gems from Complex Con
Tags: Reviews, Future, Adidas, Nas, Long Beach, Jazz, Jaden Smith, Pusha T, Puma, Dennis Rodman, Takashi Murakami, Cadillac, Allen Iverson, Lena Waithe, Complex, Issa Rae


Disgruntled Security Researcher Publishes Major VirtualBox 0-Day Exploit

"A Russian security researcher has published details about a zero-day vulnerability affecting VirtualBox, an Oracle software application for running virtual machines," reports ZDNet. According to a text file uploaded on GitHub, Saint Petersburg-based researcher Sergey Zelenyuk has found a chain of bugs that can allow malicious code to escape the VirtualBox virtual machine (the guest OS) and execute on the underlying (host) operating system. Once out of the VirtualBox VM, the malicious code runs ...
Tags: Tech, Oracle, Ubuntu, Slashdot, Zdnet, Artem Tashkinov, GitHub Saint Petersburg, Sergey Zelenyuk, Zelenyuk



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