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FDA approves Apple Watch app that ends nightmares

A new app for the Apple Watch called Nightware helps end nightmares caused by PTSD through the use of vibrations which helps "arouse"...
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Pardon the Intrusion #30: Your data is up for sale

Subscribe to this bi-weekly newsletter here! Welcome to the latest edition of Pardon The Intrusion, TNW’s bi-weekly newsletter in which we explore the wild world of security. During the first wave of COVID-19, contact tracing apps were touted as THE BIG SOLUTION to tackling the pandemic. Most countries rolled out their own versions, and later Apple and Google together built a unified exposure notification API that works across Android and iOS. This is all well and good, but there’s been no actua...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Startups, Privacy, Newsletter, Tech


HP Replaces 'Free Ink for Life' Plan With '99 Cents a Month Or Your Printer Stops Working'

In a new essay at EFF.org, Cory Doctorow re-visits HP's anti-consumer "security updates" that disabled third-party ink cartridges (while missing real vulnerabilities that could actually bypass network firewalls). Doctorow writes that it was just the beginning: HP's latest gambit challenges the basis of private property itself: a bold scheme! With the HP Instant Ink program, printer owners no longer own their ink cartridges or the ink in them. Instead, HP's customers have to pay a recurring mo...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Gm, Eff, Cory Doctorow, John Deere, Medtronic, Doctorow, Free Ink for Life


Huge Apple AirPods Pro sale: the lowest price yet ahead of Black Friday

It's just $194 in the US for Apple's best wireless earbuds
Tags: Apple, US


The Ultimate Guide to PPC

Understanding Pay-Per-Click (PPC) marketing can be tricky, especially when you are first diving into this type of advertising. Whether you are using it to market your business or you’re simply curious about what this strategy is all about, this article will explain everything you need to know. What is PPC Advertising? Pay-Per-Click advertising is a form of inbound marketing that offers advertisers the flexibility to choose their budgets while honing in on target demographics online. M...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Advertising, Ppc, Guides, Bing, Pay Per Click, Ppc Advertising, CPC CPC, Facebook Ads Facebook Ads, CT PPC


Scientists Discover Two New Mammals in Australia

CNET reports: Two new species of greater glider, a cat-size marsupial that lives in the forests of Australia, have been discovered after scientists ran DNA tests on new tissue samples of the animals. A new study published in Nature's public access Scientific Reports journal details the findings... Using genetic sequencing tests from tissue samples taken from various gliders found in areas of Queensland, Victoria, as well as museum specimens, researchers were able to confirm differences in the ...
Tags: Australia, Tech, Cnet, James Cook University, Queensland Victoria, Denise McGregor


Looking For Another Earth? Here Are 300 Million, Maybe

Long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot shared this report from the New York Times: A decade ago, a band of astronomers set out to investigate one of the oldest questions taunting philosophers, scientists, priests, astronomers, mystics and the rest of the human race: How many more Earths are out there, if any? How many far-flung planets exist that could harbor life as we know it? Their tool was the Kepler spacecraft, which was launched in March 2009 on a three-and-a-half year mission to monit...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, New York Times, Milky Way, Kepler, Ames Research Center, Astronomical Journal, Slashdot, Borucki, Nasa Ames, Steve Bryson, William Borucki


Lenovo Smart Clock dengan Google Assistant – Hanya $ 34.00! Turun harga!

Akal Sehat W / Uang Buletin. Berlangganan buletin tabungan harian kami dan dapatkan penawaran menarik, hal-hal menarik, dan pembaruan ke kotak masuk email Anda. Saya menyetujui data yang saya kirimkan dikumpulkan melalui formulir ini *. Terima kasih telah berlangganan. Ada yang salah.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Google, Lenovo, Frugality, Hanya, Akal Sehat W Uang Buletin Berlangganan


Pixel 4a durability test brings back the good old days

Google’s own smartphone strategy this year is a bit perplexing to say the least. Not only are its Pixel phones late, mostly blamed on...
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Trump Will Lose His Twitter 'Public Interest' Protections In January

Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo shares the Verge's report that U.S. President Donald Trump "will lose Twitter privileges he enjoys as a world leader when President-Elect Joe Biden takes office on January 20th, 2021." Twitter confirmed that Trump's @realDonaldTrump account will be subject to the same rules as any other user — including bans on inciting violence and posting false information about voting or the coronavirus pandemic. Twitter applies special policies to world leaders and some o...
Tags: Twitter, Tech, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Slashdot


New Nasal Spray Prevents Covid Infection in Ferrets, Study Finds

The New York Times reports: A nasal spray that blocks the absorption of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has completely protected ferrets it was tested on, according to a small study released on Thursday by an international team of scientists. The study, which was limited to animals and has not yet been peer-reviewed, was assessed by several health experts at the request of The New York Times. If the spray, which the scientists described as nontoxic and stable, is proved to work in humans, it could provi...
Tags: Tech, United States, New York Times, Columbia, Anne Moscona, Center for Host Pathogen Interaction


Penawaran Finders | Walmart: Lenovo Smart Clock Essential $ 24,00

Percepat! Harga bisa berubah sewaktu-waktu! Jam pintar untuk setiap ruangan. Lenovo Smart Clock Essential adalah jam pintar terbaik untuk ruangan mana pun. Dengan tampilan besar & berani Anda dapat melihat waktu dari seberang ruangan, baik di dapur, di ruang tamu, atau di rak. Bicaralah dengan Google untuk bantuan handsfree.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Google, Walmart, Lenovo, Frugality


overdrive.com constantly logging me out

Is anyone else seeing this? Recently, the website https://overdrive.com has been logging me out every few minutes. At first I thought it was just forgetting my credentials between login sessions - like a cookie or javascript problem. But after more testing, I login successfully, use the site for a while, then bam - it logs me off right in the middle of doing things (not idle). It's acting like an inactivity timeout ... except I am not inactive. I'm actively typing away, clicking on links, a...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Books, General Discussions


How Long Do Most Species Last Before Going Extinct?

Long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot shares an article from Live Science asking a thought-provoking question: How long do most species last before going extinct? The majestic blue whale has plied the seas for about 4.5 million years, while the Neanderthals winked out of existence in a few hundred thousand years. But are those creatures representative of species overall? How long do species usually last before they go extinct? It turns out the answer we find now could be very different than it ...
Tags: Oregon, Tech, Slashdot, Duke University, Center for Biological Diversity, Pimm, Stuart Pimm, Nicholas School of the Environment, Tierra Curry


The Spinal Tap Stonehenge Debacle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg5Ovdu6bOE This has to share some comedic DNA with a presidential press conference held at the Four Seasons–Four Seasons Total Landscaping, that is. Classic. Related Content: The Origins of Spinal Tap: Watch the 20 Minute Short Film Created to Pitch the Classic Mockumentary Ian Rubbish (aka Fred Armisen) Interviews the Clash in Spinal Tap-Inspired Mockumentary The Spinal Tap Stonehenge Debacle is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter,...
Tags: Google, Comedy, College, Fred Armisen, Facebook Twitter, Ian Rubbish


Should Retraining Programs for Laid-Off Retail Workers Include Computer Programming?

Appearing on ABC, former Chicago Mayor and Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel on Friday volunteered some suggestions for an economic recovery plan that America's next president could implement. "One of the things we've got to do to rebuild, mainly on infrastructure," he begins, before switching to additional ideas for also offering a more promising future to laid-off retail workers by trying to train them for better jobs. "There's going to be people like at JCPenney and other retail —...
Tags: Abc, America, Tech, Chicago, Computer Science, Rahm Emanuel, Jcpenney, Emanuel, Chicago Public Schools, Slashdot, Rahm, Obama White House


26 of the best lightning cable deals for charging your Apple devices

While its sales figures remain shrouded in mystery, it's safe to say there are loads and loads of iPhone 12 phones currently being purchased by owners worldwide. And, while power adapters and headphones are no longer part of the standard accessories that arrive with a new iPhone, that power cord is still tucked away inside that Apple box. — Read the rest
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Iconic American Quiz Show Host Alex Trebek Dies at Age 80

The iconic host of America's TV quiz show Jeopardy! has died at age 80, after 35 years of reminding contestants to always state their answers in the form of a question. Who was Alex Trebec? CNN calls him "the genial host with all the answers and a reassuring presence in the TV game-show landscape for five decades." Notable moments include playing host to IBM's Watson computer and a teasingly blunt appraisal of nerdcore hip hop. CNN reports: "Jeopardy! is saddened to share that Alex Trebek pas...
Tags: Hollywood, America, Tech, Cnn, Ibm, Watson, Alex, Alex Trebek, Trebek, Alex Trebec


Original Content podcast: ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is the historical chess drama we need right now

On paper, “The Queen’s Gambit” might not sound like a compelling drama: Based on a novel by Walter Tevis, the Netflix series tells the story of Beth Harmon as she rises through the world of competitive chess, eventually taking on the world champion from the Soviet Union. But on the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, your hosts are unanimous in their love for the series. We talk a bit about some of the flaws (a setup-heavy first episode, the unsatisfying treatment of Beth’s friend...
Tags: Apple, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Soviet Union, Beth, Walter Tevis, Jolene, Anya Taylor Joy, Queen s Gambit, Original Content Podcast, Beth Harmon


Antitrust Investigations and Policy Towards China: How Biden's Victory Impacts Tech

Adweek has published an article titled "What to Expect: How a Biden Administration Would Tackle Tech Policy." Some of the highlights: Industry observers have told us they don't expect a change-of-guard to upend the Google lawsuit brought by the Justice Department in concert with 11 state attorneys general over the company's search advertising hegemony. Indeed, we could see a spate of antitrust activity brought to bear on Big Tech during a Biden presidency... "Regardless of who wins the presiden...
Tags: Google, China, Tech, Biden, Huawei, Adweek, Justice Department, Progressive Policy Institute, Big Tech, Sally Hubbard, Alec Stapp


On Older Versions of Android, Many Let's Encrypt-Secured Sites May Stop Working in 2021

This year Let's Encrypt announced that it's issued a billion certificates, and it's been estimated they've made certs for almost 30% of web domains. But Friday they posted that "The DST Root X3 root certificate that we relied on to get us off the ground is going to expire — on September 1, 2021. Fortunately, we're ready to stand on our own, and rely solely on our own root certificate." "However, this does introduce some compatibility woes." Some software that hasn't been updated since 2016 (a...
Tags: Firefox, Tech, Mozilla, Gizmodo, Jacob Hoffman Andrews, Encrypt Android, Automatic Certificate Management Environment ACME


How to use split-screen mode on your iPad

With iPadOS 13, you can use sophisticated multitasking features to work with multiple apps at the same time. Here's a guide on making the most of this feature.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Split Screen Mode


The Verdict After Hackaday's Teardown of a Raspberry Pi 400: 'Very, Very Slick'

"You can't send Hackaday a piece of gear without us taking it apart," warns an article shared by Slashdot reader beggarwoman. Hackady's verdict? The new Raspberry Pi 400 "is very, very slick." Inside, there's a flat-flex that connects the keyboard, and you see that big aluminum heat sink. It's almost the full size of the keyboard, and it's thick and heat-taped to the CPU. You know it means business. It's also right up against the aluminum bottom of the keyboard, suggesting it could get radiat...
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California students say they're 'deeply disappointed' after voters cast ballots against affirmative action

Pictured above is the campus of UCLA. The Office of the President of the University of California, which includes UCLA, said in a statement that it was "disappointed" that the proposition was rejected. Damian Dovarganes/AP California voted to reject Proposition 16, which called to allow affirmative action in public employers and education institutions.  Proponents of affirmative action have advocated for the need to expand equal opportunity. Student leaders from the University of Californi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Politics, California, Washington Post, Los Angeles, Trends, Idaho, John F Kennedy, Affirmative Action, UC Berkeley, UC, University Of California, Ucla, Business Insider


Tesla Tequila Sells Out Within Hours, Triggers Bidding Wars on eBay

Thursday Tesla's web site began selling $250 bottles of Tesla-branded tequila, describing it as a "small-batch premium 100% de agave tequila anejo made from sustainably sourced highland and lowland agaves." Electrek explores the frenzy that followed: The product sold out in hours after it appears on Tesla's website and even before Elon Musk could tweet a link to the Tesla Tequila to his close to 40 million followers... Electrek's own article about the launch of Tesla Tequila was read by over...
Tags: Elon Musk, Ebay, Tech, Tesla, Electrek, Tesla Tequila


Best Black Friday AirPods deals: AirPods still at $99, Airpods Pro drop to $194

Here are the best prices available now, and coming soon, on Apple's earbuds.
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How Small Retailers Can Attract Holiday Shoppers

This promises to be a very unusual holiday shopping season for small retailers this year. We can’t look to past consumer behaviors since the coronavirus has impacted how, when, and where people shop. According to a report in Think With Google, 83% of shoppers say the pandemic altered their shopping habits. The holiday shopping season is obviously crucially important for retailers. The latest report from Alignable reveals the dire circumstances many retail businesses are facing, with 69% predicti...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Etsy, Digital, Sales, Online Business, Paypal, Retail, Holiday Sales, Alignable, SMB, Census Bureau, Rieva Lesonsky, Planning Holiday Sales, Coronavirus


What we’ve learned about working from home 7 months into the pandemic

When large parts of the world were shutting down in March, we really didn’t know how we would move massive numbers of employees used to working in the office to work from home. In early March, I wrote a piece on how to prepare for such an eventuality, speaking to several experts who had a background in the software and other tooling that would be involved. But the shift involved so much more than the mechanics of working at home. We were making this transition during a pandemic that was forcing ...
Tags: Work From Home, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Future Of Work, Tech, Remote Work, Mangia, COVID-19, Karen Mangia


Lenovo Smart Clock w / Asisten Google Hanya $ 34 di Walmart.com (Biasanya $ 80)

Bangun dengan penawaran Walmart! Kunjungi Walmart.com di mana Anda dapat mencetak Jam Cerdas Lenovo ini dengan Asisten Google hanya dengan $ 34 (biasanya $ 79,99). Lenovo Smart Clock ini memungkinkan Anda untuk mengatur alarm pagi sambil membuat rutinitas yang menarik saat Anda bangun untuk lalu lintas lokal, berita, cuaca, dan olahraga.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Walmart, Lenovo, Frugality, Biasanya, Asisten Google Hanya, Bangun, Walmart Kunjungi Walmart, Asisten Google



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