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Boox Poke 2 Review

Part of how I found the Onyx brand was through a search engine bringing me to this forum. :D With that in mind, I thought other people looking to buy might want to know what a first time Boox user might think. I come from a Ye Old Kindle Paperwhite, so you can imagine my delight at using Poke 2! These are just my impressions. If you'd like to see it in action, you can go over to this gentleman's video and get an indepth look at it. The Poke 2 has a beautiful screen and is smaller than my Paper...
Tags: Google, Books, Calibre Companion, Onyx Boox, Onyx, Boox


The World's Largest Concentrations of Java Programmers are in Asia and Germany

"To celebrate Java's 25th anniversary this year and the latest release of Java 15, JetBrains has compiled data from multiple sources to look at what the current state of the language," reports SD Times: The largest concentration of Java developers is in Asia, where 2.5 million developers use it as their primary language. JetBrains believes this may be due to the fact that it is common to hire offshore developers in countries like China and India to build Android apps. "We might have expected th...
Tags: Asia, Usa, China, Germany, India, Tech, Css, Php, Brazil, Java, China South Korea India Germany Spain


Microsoft Updates Edge With New Features To Challenge Chrome

Forbes looks at new features Microsoft added to Edge "as it looks to beat Chrome in the browser wars." It's now going to be possible to search for work files directly inside the Edge browser directly from the address bar. To use this you need Microsoft Search configured, then type "work" and press the Tab key to search your company's network for your work files. Another work-related Microsoft Edge update is also about to launch to let IT admins manage specific work related apps on user devices a...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Forbes, Bleeping Computer, Microsoft Endpoint Data Loss Prevention


NASA Launches New $23 Million Toilet to International Space Station

First, PetaPixel reminds us that Estee Lauder's products will be launching into space this week: The cosmetics giant Estee Lauder is paying NASA $128,000 for a product photography shoot onboard the International Space Station. Bloomberg reports that the company will be paying the space agency to fly 10 bottles of its Advanced Night Repair skin serum to the orbiting space station on a cargo run that will launch from Virginia on Tuesday and dock on Saturday. Once the product is on board, astronaut...
Tags: Virginia, Tech, Nasa, International Space Station, Estee Lauder, International Space Station Bloomberg


Estee Lauder Pays NASA $128,000 for Photo Shoot on the ISS

PetaPixel reports: The cosmetics giant Estee Lauder is paying NASA $128,000 for a product photography shoot onboard the International Space Station. Bloomberg reports that the company will be paying the space agency to fly 10 bottles of its Advanced Night Repair skin serum to the orbiting space station on a cargo run that will launch from Virginia on Tuesday and dock on Saturday. Once the product is on board, astronauts will be tasked with shooting product photos of the serum floating in the cu...
Tags: Virginia, Tech, Nasa, Estee Lauder, Iss, PetaPixel, International Space Station Bloomberg


Tesla's Elon Musk Promises Full Self-Driving Autopilot Beta In 'A Month Or So'

"I think we'll hopefully release a private beta of Autopilot — the full self-driving version of autopilot — in, I think a month or so?" CEO Elon Musk said this week at Tesla's annual shareholder meeting/Battery Day event. "And then people will really understand the magnitude of the change," said Musk adding, "It's profound. You'll see what it's like, it's amazing." CNET reports that attendees then showed their approval "by honking the horns of their safety bubbles." "It's kind of hard for peop...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Cnet, Musk, Autopilot Musk


Firefox 81 Released, Can Now Be Your Default Browser in iOS

Engadget reports: One big benefit of iOS 14 is that you can set non-Apple-made apps as your default, including for email and web browsing. Hot on the heels of you being able to set Chrome and Gmail as your clients of choice, Firefox is enabling you to make its browser the default on iPhones and iPads. Naturally, you'll need to have both the latest version of the operating system and the apps, and then just make the switch inside settings. Meanwhile, Bleeping Computer profiles some of the new f...
Tags: Apple, Firefox, Gmail, Tech, Canada, Engadget


Ad Chatter, Episode 4: Overworking the Team, Plus Three Quick Takes on New Commercials

All episodes of Ad Chatter are now available on Apple Podcasts \ Spotify \ Stitcher \ Amazon Music \ Listen Notes \ Deezer \ Podchaser \ Podcast Addict \ Google Podcasts In this new edition of Ad Chatter, Dan Goldgeier and I discuss: The blight of overworking people in the agency business Rao Homemade’s deceptively […] The post Ad Chatter, Episode 4: Overworking the Team, Plus Three Quick Takes on New Commercials appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Apple, Google, Advertising, Celebrity Endorsement, Creative Review, Dan Goldgeier, Ad Chatter


Python Developer Builds a Raspberry Pi That Alerts Drone Pilots

"A Raspberry Pi, a USB SDR dongle, an LCD a buzzer and a little bit of coding in Python and C has created a very useful alarm for drone and RC model aircraft operators," explains long-time Slashdot reader NewtonsLaw . The device allows users to set an "alarm" perimeter around their operating area and automatically alert them whenever a manned aircraft with ADSB fitted intrudes into that area. While there are apps like FlightRadar24 that allow you to monitor ADSB-equipped air traffic, this is the...
Tags: Tech, Kiwi, ADSB, Bruce Simpson


iOS 14: 'Phoenix 2' Space Shooter Delivers Playable Demo via App Clips

One of the new features that arrived in iOS 14 is called App Clips. App Clips is described by Apple to be a "small part of your app" that can be available to users at just the right moment.App Clips focus on finishing one task quickly. An ideal App Clip experience allows users to open and complete a task in seconds. Instead of requiring an App Store download, they can be loaded and run via Safari, and once done with the experience, the full app download is offered to the user. Early examples gi...
Tags: Apple, App Store, Phoenix, Ios 14, App Clips


Trump Administration Whacks China Again With New Restrictions on Its Biggest Chip Maker

The Trump administration has another Chinese technology company on its radar: the Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, the country’s biggest chip maker. And as you all can imagine if you’ve been following the recent news cycle, that is not good for SMIC. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, China, Chips, Donald Trump, Trump, Department of Commerce, SMIC


Is your startup the next TikTok?

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. And I don’t mean building an app that gets the world addicted to short-form videos. I mean, where you build a huge company that spans the world and then get turned into a political football. The Bytedance-owned app developer still appears headed for a shutdown in the US, after the already convoluted talks stalled out this past week. Each national gove...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Europe, London, China, Southeast Asia, India, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, West, EC


Senior Moments: The healing power of traditions can make the heart go Zoom

We were still quarantining from COVID-19 and ready for evacuation from the Bobcat fire as I set the table for Rosh Hashanah dinner. I reached into one of the suitcases packed by the front door and pulled out two of my Grandma Sarah’s brass candlesticks, one of the few items that she brought with her when she immigrated from Russia. I placed them back on my dining room table with the traditional apples and honey for a sweet new year. Then I sat down on the chair at the head of the table, closed m...
Tags: Google, California, Virginia, Russia, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Pasadena, Sarah, Peter, Rosh Hashanah, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN, Senior Moments, COVID


Bored Developer Creates 'DOS Subsystem For Linux'

Long-time Slashdot reader Bismillah quotes iTnews: A software engineer in Melbourne is whiling away the city's lockdown by creating a tool that DOS users so far have lacked: an integrated Linux environment similar to what Windows 10 users enjoy... "I first started out just seeing if I could get Linux booting from the DOS command line, and that turned out to be straightforward enough so I thought it'd be fun to see if I could continue executing DOS once Linux was running," Charlie Somerville sa...
Tags: Tech, Linux, Melbourne, DOS, Somerville, Bismillah, Charlie Somerville, DOS Subsystem for Linux, Helpfully Linux


Three digital transformation priorities for African healthcare organisations

With doctors in short supply, healthcare employers need to invest in intelligent technologies to make the experience of accessing healthcare as good as it can be, for all involved The post Three digital transformation priorities for African healthcare organisations appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Cloud, Technology, Opinion, Nurses, Healthcare, Doctors, Patients, Openaccess, Offsite, COVID-19


Bug Allowed Hijacking Other Firefox Mobile Browsers on the Same Wi-Fi Network

"Mozilla has fixed a bug that can be abused to hijack all the Firefox for Android browsers on the same Wi-Fi network and force users to access malicious sites, such as phishing pages," reports ZDNet: The bug was discovered by Chris Moberly, an Australian security researcher working for GitLab. The actual vulnerability resides in the Firefox SSDP component. SSDP stands for Simple Service Discovery Protocol and is the mechanism through which Firefox finds other devices on the same network in orde...
Tags: Firefox, Tech, Mozilla, Chris Moberly


Is your startup the next Tik Tok?

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. And I don’t mean building an app that gets the world addicted to short-form videos. I mean, where you build a huge company that spans the world and then get turned into a political football. The Bytedance-owned app developer still appears headed for a shutdown in the US, after the already convoluted talks stalled out this past week. Each national gove...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Europe, London, China, Southeast Asia, India, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, West, EC


While Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Announce Hate Speech Action, Some Advertisers Remain Skeptical

"Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter have agreed on first steps to curb harmful content online, big advertisers announced on Wednesday, following boycotts of social media platforms accused of tolerating hate speech," Reuters reports: Under the deal, announced by the World Federation of Advertisers, common definitions would be adopted for forms of harmful content such as hate speech and bullying, and platforms would adopt harmonized reporting standards... The platforms agreed to have some practices r...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Congress, America, Tech, Unilever, United States, Coca Cola, Reuters, Facebook Twitter, Anti Defamation League, Jim Beam, Procter Gamble, Beam Suntory, Facebook YouTube, World Federation of Advertisers


Best Buy Canada Weekly Deals: Save up to 63% on Watches + More Offers

Best Buy Canada has new weekly offers available now, that include: Score amazing deals on smart home tech. Get a free Lenovo smart clock with any Google Nest security camera or doorbell. Save up to $100 on select networking devices. Save up to 40% on select memory and storage devices. Save up to $200 on select vacuums. Save up to 25% on select small kitchen appliances. Save an extra $300 when you buy 3 or more major kitchen appliances of the same brand. Save an extra 25% on select Energy Star ...
Tags: Google, Shopping, Best Buy, Canada, Energy Star, Lenovo, Canadian Daily Deals, Best Buy Canada, Best Buy Canada Weekly Deals


Microsoft Internally Worked on a Mac OS X Aqua Inspired Windows XP Theme

Microsoft tested a Windows XP theme that closely resembled Mac OS X's Aqua GUI, reports The Verge. A recent Windows XP source code leak has revealed various unreleased themes that Microsoft developed in 2000, at a time when Microsoft was in heated competition with Apple regarding desktop operating systems. One of the themes, codenamed "Candy," mirrors the design of Apple's Aqua interface, which was first introduced at the Macworld Conference & Expo in 2000. Aqua was an iconic Apple design an...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Mac, Windows, Whistler, Luna


Live on Monday: Does the US need one billion people?

Add event to calendar Is immigration key to bolstering the American economy? Could having one billion Americans secure the US's position as the global superpower? What if massive population growth could nourish rural economies and strengthen our country from the inside out? Perhaps these questions are provocative fodder for more debate and contention but, for Matthew Yglesias, asking them and arguing about them is part of the American way. Join him in a conversation moderated by Pulitzer ...
Tags: Work, Politics, China, Future, US, Policy, United States, Automation, Innovation, Population, Humanity, Social Change, Matthew Yglesias, Charles Duhigg


This Week in Apps: Redesigning the iOS 14 home screen, app makers form ‘fairness’ coalition, latest on TikTok ban

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x high...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, UK, England, Pinterest, Adobe, Microsoft, Etsy, Scotland, China, Time


Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 Vaccine Produces Strong Immune Response in Early Trial

Newsweek reports: Pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson announced Friday that early trials of a COVID-19 vaccine showed a 98 percent success rate in showing a boost in the immune system. According to research from Johnson & Johnson, the vaccine enabled 98 percent of those who took it to create antibodies that fight off the coronavirus infection. Those neutralizing antibodies were present 29 days after receiving the vaccination... Currently, four U.S. vaccines are in the final trial sta...
Tags: Tech, Pfizer, Johnson, Reuters, Johnson Johnson, Newsweek, Moderna, COVID


Imprisoned 'Anonymous' Hacktivist Martin Gottesfeld Files His First Appeal

In early 2019, Martin Gottesfeld of Anonymous was sentenced under America's "Computer Fraud and Abuse Act" to 10 years in federal prison for his alleged role in the 2014 DDoS attacks on healthcare and treatment facilities around Boston. (Gottesfeld was sentenced by the same judge who oversaw the Aaron Swartz case.) Gottesfeld has just filed his first appeal, and Slashdot reader Danngggg shares this new interview with Gottesfeld's attorney Brandon Sample. The upshot? Brandon Sample: If the cou...
Tags: America, Tech, Aaron Swartz, Slashdot, Martin Gottesfeld, Gottesfeld, Danngggg, Brandon Sample, Boston Gottesfeld


How to stream HBO Max over a cellular connection and watch content without Wi-Fi

HBO Max protects your data usage by defaulting to only streaming with a Wi-Fi connection. SOPA Images/Shutterstock You can stream the entire HBO Max library over a cellular connection on any device where the app or desktop site is accessible. If you use a smartphone or tablet, you have the option of streaming HBO Max titles over an internet connection or through your device's cellular data connection.  Cellular streaming uses a lot of data, so the HBO Max app defaults to only allow you to ...
Tags: Google, Hbo, Trends, Tech Insider, Ryan Ariano, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference, Streaming (Reviews, Ryan Ariano Business Insider, HBO Max Downloads


Emacs Developers (Including Richard Stallman) Discuss How to Build a More 'Modern' Emacs

LWN.net re-visits the emacs-devel mailing list, where the Emacs 28 development cycle has revived discussions about how to make the text editor more "modern" and attractive to new users: A default dark theme may not be in the future, leading one to think that there may yet be hope for the world in general. But there does seem to be general agreement that Emacs could benefit from a better, more centralized approach to color themes, rather than having color names hard-coded throughout various Elis...
Tags: Tech, Stallman, Richard Stallman, Free Software Foundation


Can democracies stand up to Facebook? Ireland may have the answer | John Naughton

Governments struggle to tackle the might of the tech giants when it comes to protecting users’ data Last month, the Irish data protection commissioner (DPC) sent Facebook a preliminary order ordering it to stop sending the data of its European users to the US. This was a big deal, because in order to comply with the ruling, Facebook would have to embark on a comprehensive re-engineering of its European operations, or to shut down those operations entirely, at least for a time.Such a shutdown wou...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Technology, Media, Social Networking, US, World news, US news, Ireland, Data Protection, DPC, John Naughton


How to add widgets to your iPad's home screen, and customize or remove them later

You can add widgets to your iPad's home screen when it's in landscape mode. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider To add widgets to your iPad's home screen, you just need to tap and hold your finger on a blank part of the home screen, then tap the plus sign icon. Once you've added a widget to your iPad's home screen, you can rearrange, customize, or remove it at any time. There are a variety of widgets available for your iPad with the new iPadOS 14 update, including breaking news headlin...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Trends, Widgets, Dave Johnson, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, iPadOS, Today View, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, BI Photo


How to use an Uber Eats gift card to pay for orders on the app

You can add a gift card to your Uber Eats wallet and select it as your payment method during checkout. NurPhoto/Getty Images You can use Uber Eats gift cards to pay balances on orders from restaurants and other food establishments that deliver via the Uber Eats platform.   Gift cards are available in $25, $50, $100, and $200 denominations and can be delivered via email or text.  You can add your gift card to your Uber Eats wallet and select it when paying for your order.  Visit Business In...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Uber, Trends, Smartphones, Gift Cards, Uber Eats, Jennifer, Tech Insider, Food Delivery Services, Food Delivery Apps, Food Apps, Payment Method, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


Vaccine Maker Novavax Enters Final Large-Scale Testing of Its Covid-19 Vaccine

The New York Times reports: Vaccine maker Novavax said Thursday that it would begin the final stages of testing its coronavirus vaccine in the United Kingdom and that another large trial was scheduled to begin next month in the United States. It is the fifth late-stage trial from a company supported by Operation Warp Speed, the federal effort to speed a coronavirus vaccine to market, and one of 11 worldwide to reach this pivotal stage. Novavax, a Maryland company that has never brought a vacci...
Tags: Maryland, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, New York Times, New England Journal of Medicine, John Moore, Novavax, Weill Cornell Medicine, United Kingdom Half



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