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Occidental Is First US Oil Major To Target Net Zero Emissions

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BNN Bloomberg: Occidental Petroleum Corp. became the first major U.S. oil producer to aim for net zero emissions from everything it extracts and sells, accelerating an industry trend that's become commonplace in Europe. The Houston-based company announced a target to reach net zero emissions from its own operations by 2040 and an ambition to do the same from customers' use of its products by 2050, Chief Executive Officer Vicki Hollub said during a confere...
Tags: Europe, Texas, Tech, New Mexico, Houston, Permian, Occidental, Permian Basin, Occidental Petroleum Corp, Vicki Hollub, BNN Bloomberg


Two New Chrome 0-Days Under Active Attacks – Update Your Browser

Google has patched two more zero-day flaws in the Chrome web browser for desktop, making it the fourth and fifth actively exploited vulnerabilities addressed by the search giant in recent weeks. The company released 86.0.4240.198 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, which it said will be rolling out over the coming days/weeks to all users. Tracked as CVE-2020-16013 and CVE-2020-16017, the flaws were [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Google, Tech, New Chrome, Ravie Lakshmanan


Google Photos will no longer offer free storage for high quality images from next year

Google has announced that after June 1, 2021, it will stop offering free storage of high quality photos to Google users. Google has said in order to “welcome even more of your memories,” it needs to institute a cap. The post Google Photos will no longer offer free storage for high quality images from next year appeared first on NextBigWhat.
Tags: Google, Business, News, Google Photos


Hacks CVE-2020-15999 => Kindle jailbreak now possible

Hey folks, there's a heap overflow in the freetype font rendering library, which (I'm virtually certain) the Kindle is using for user-provided fonts as well as for PDF rendering. Here's the CVE: https://www.cybersecurity-help.cz/vdb/SB2020102038 Most reports are calling this a "Google Chrome" weakness because that's where it was exploited first, but the vulnerability is actually in Freetype, which Google bundles with Chrome. So anything using Freetype two weeks ago is vulnerable. I'm more of ...
Tags: Google, Books, Amazon Kindle, Freetype


CVE-2020-15999 => Kindle jailbreak now possible

Hey folks, there's a heap overflow in the freetype font rendering library, which (I'm virtually certain) the Kindle is using for user-provided fonts as well as for PDF rendering. Here's the CVE: https://www.cybersecurity-help.cz/vdb/SB2020102038 Most reports are calling this a "Google Chrome" weakness because that's where it was exploited first, but the vulnerability is actually in Freetype, which Google bundles with Chrome. So anything using Freetype two weeks ago is vulnerable. I'm more of ...
Tags: Google, Books, Kindle Developer's Corner, Freetype


Google curtails free photo storage, pushes users to buy more space

OAKLAND, Calif. — Alphabet Inc’s GOOGL.O Google will start limiting how many high-quality photos users can store on the company’s cloud...
Tags: Google, Oakland Calif, Alphabet Inc


Videos of Smoking Xbox Series X Consoles Allegedly Faked

New console arrival, the Xbox Series X, was said to have been causing nothing but problems for a handful of unlucky consumers as videos of the console spewing smoke out of its vents were uploaded, though it is alleged these videos were faked by way of a vape pen. The Xbox Series X launched worldwide […]
Tags: Games, Technology, Microsoft, Internet, Bizarre, Errors, Anime, Fake, Video Gallery, Xbox Series X


Rivian electric pickup will debut with three editions, with a cheaper one to follow

Rivian is opening up pre-orders for three editions of its upcoming electric pickup truck and SUV that start as low as $67,500 and with a battery range of more than 300 miles. However, more options will follow, including a base version that will have a smaller range of at least 250 miles and a price below $67,000. Information on the three editions and their accompanying equipment packages, paint options and pricing is just a few of the numerous details released Wednesday on Rivian’s website. Perh...
Tags: TC, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Cox Automotive, Chilewich, Ford Amazon, Rivian, BlackRock T Rowe Price and Associates


Is YouTube down? YES, 'video playback' problems, worldwide, YouTube TV + Google TV also affected

It's not just you, and it's not just your imagination. YouTube is reportedly experiencing video playback issues around the world, and the problems with playback also affect YouTube TV and Google TV. They are working on a fix. If you're having trouble watching videos on YouTube right now, you're not alone – our team is aware of the issue and working on a fix. — Read the rest
Tags: Google, Post, News, Youtube, YouTube TV, YouTube TV Google


Simple Search Is a Browser Extension That Gives You Google Circa 2010

A group of journalists has built a browser extension, called Simple Search, to show you what Google search would look like without the information panels, shopping boxes, and search ads. The Verge reports: Introducing the extension, Maddy Varner and Sam Morris describe it as a conscious throwback to an earlier version of Google search, before the integration of the Knowledge Graph and its accompanying information boxes. "The extension lets you travel back to a time when online search operated a ...
Tags: Firefox, Google, Tech, Bing, Sam Morris, Maddy Varner


President-elect Joseph Biden reportedly plucks Revolution’s Ron Klain as new chief of staff

President-elect Joseph Biden has plucked Ron Klain, a longtime colleague and confidant and the current executive vice president of the venture capital firm Revolution, as his White House chief of staff, reports The New York Times.  Klain was Biden’s chief of staff for two years during the Obama administration and left his post as chief of staff in 2011 to join Revolution, the firm founded by former AOL chief executive and founder Steve Case. Revolution did not immediately respond to a request fo...
Tags: Startups, TC, Obama, Government, White House, Tech, Joe Biden, Aol, New York Times, Biden, Clinton, Harvard Law School, Google Apple, Joseph Biden, Ron Klain, Klain


Best Black Friday PC Deals 2020: Dell, HP, Lenovo

Looking for a new PC? These Black Friday PC deals are sure to save you a bundle
Tags: Deals, Trends, Hp, Pc, Computing, Dell, Lenovo, PC deals, Black Friday 2020


Kesepakatan Walmart Black Friday! Lenovo Smart Tab M8 dengan Google Assistant – Hanya $ 59.00!

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, Frugality, Hanya, Akal Sehat W Uang Buletin Berlangganan, Kesepakatan Walmart Black


MacBook Air with M1 chip beats 16-inch MacBook Pro performance in benchmark test

Apple introduced its first Macs with the Apple Silicon “M1” chip, which brings the ARM architecture to the Mac with improved performance...
Tags: Apple, MacBook Air, Apple Silicon


MacBook Air with M1 chip outperforms all existing MacBooks in benchmark testing

With Apple's first Apple silicon Macs due to arrive in the coming days, early benchmark testing on Wednesday reveals the company's new...
Tags: Apple, MacBook Air


A sign language app to bridge the hearing gap

My partners and I started DeafTawk, a mobile application that provides online sign language interpretation at an affordable cost, to eradicate hurdles in communication for the deaf community. I was born blind, like my co-founder AQ, while our other-co-founder, Wamiq, is hearing impaired. Growing up in Pakistan, each of us was well aware that there are too many barriers for people with disabilities to be successful. Our tagline for DeafTawk is “Bridge the Gap.” We thought, wouldn’t it be incredib...
Tags: Google, Singapore, Entrepreneurs, Pakistan, Kata, Google in Asia, Ali Shabbar, Wamiq, Walee


Facebook's political ad ban is going to continue for at least a month

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for November 12. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: Facebook extends political ad ban as Trump spreads falsehoods, Unilever is looking for a new e-commerce ad agency, and Harry's is on the hunt for acquisitions. Facebook and Google extended a ban on political ads effort to st...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Media, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Georgia, Unilever, Walmart, Paris, US Senate, Harry, Kate Spade


YouTube is down for some users, and the company says it's 'aware of the issue and working on a fix'

Silhouettes of mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection of Youtube logo in this picture illustration Reuters YouTube is experiencing an outage, the company said on Wednesday. "Our team is aware of the issue and working on a fix. We'll follow up here with any updates," YouTube said. Users on Wednesday evening began reporting widespread issues with YouTube's services, including YouTube TV and YouTube Music, according to Downdetector. The outage appeared to impact users around...
Tags: Google, Australia, Youtube, US, Trends, Youtube Music, Outage, Northeast, Europe South America, Tech Insider, YouTube TV, YouTube YouTube TV, Reuters YouTube, Tyler Sonnemaker


Western Digital's Ultrastar DC ZN540 Is the World's First ZNS SSD

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Tom's Hardware: Western Digital is one of the most vocal proponents of the Zoned Namespaces (ZNS) storage initiative, so it is not surprising that the company this week became the first SSD maker to start sampling of a ZNS SSD. When used properly, the Ultrastar DC ZN540 drive can replace up to four conventional SSDs, provide higher performance and improve quality of service (QoS). ZNS SSDs have a number of advantages over traditional block-based SSDs. F...
Tags: Tech, Western Digital, Tom, UltraStar


You Need to Update Chrome Right Now

Google rolled out Chrome version 86.0.4240.198 on Wednesday in response to two zero-day vulnerabilities discovered in the wild—the fourth and fifth security flaws discovered in the browser in the last three weeks alone.Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google Chrome, Google, Security, Science, Internet, Browsers, Extensions, Zero Days


Apple Silicon M1 Chip in MacBook Air Outperforms High-End 16-Inch MacBook Pro

Apple introduced the first MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and Mac mini with M1 Apple Silicon chips yesterday, and as of today, the first...
Tags: Apple, Macbook Air Macbook Pro, Apple Silicon M1 Chip, MacBook Air Outperforms High End


Apple suffers setback in epic Epic Games games fight: Federal judge zaps damages counterclaim

Plenty of money left to play for Epic Games scored a victory in its ongoing acrimonious legal battle with Apple this week after a federal judge dismissed several of Cupertino’s counterclaims.…
Tags: Apple, Software, Cupertino, Epic Games


YouTube and Google Play Store are currently down in widespread outage

While it's relatively rare for Google services to go offline, the phenomenon does occasionally occur. YouTube and YouTube TV are...
Tags: Google


On Apple’s Piss-Poor Documentation (reddit)

submitted by /u/Austin_Aaron_Conlon [link] [comments] [Author: /u/Austin_Aaron_Conlon]
Tags: Apple, News, u/Austin_Aaron_Conlon


Apple Unveils New Mac Mini Powered By M1 Apple Silicon (mac rumors)

Apple today introduced a new Mac mini, its second Mac powered by the company's custom M1 Apple Silicon chip with integrated graphics processor. In comparison to the previous generation, the M1-powered Mac mini is able to compile code in Xcode up to three times faster, play a graphics-intensive game with up to four times higher frame rates, and render a complex timeline in Final Cut Pro up to six times faster. The new ‌Mac mini‌ also features an advanced thermal design to sustain performa...
Tags: Apple, News, Mac, Intel, Xcode, Tim Hardwick, Apple Silicon


Study: London and SF have become Impact Tech hubs, with 280% increase in VC in 5 years

New research has found that San Francisco and London have become two of the world’s leading hubs for VC investment into tech solutions which address one or more of the 17 UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), more commonly referred to as ‘Impact Tech’. They are followed by Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Shanghai and Beijing. Tech solutions for such pressing issues as the climate crisis and social inequality has seen a 280% increase in global VC investment from 2015 to 2020, while investment in th...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, London, China, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, Un, Silicon Valley, Blackrock, London Partners, Dealroom


London and SF have become Impact Tech hubs, with 280% increase in VC in 5 years

New research has found that San Francisco and London have become two of the world’s leading hubs for VC investment into tech solutions that address one or more of the 17 UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), more commonly referred to as “Impact Tech”. They are followed by Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, Shanghai and Beijing. Tech solutions for such pressing issues as the climate crisis and social inequality have seen a 280% increase in global VC investment from 2015 to 2020, while investment in th...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, China, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, Un, Silicon Valley, Blackrock, London Partners, Dealroom, North American, Octopus Energy


Oprah Will Interview President Obama on ‘The Oprah Conversation’ (TV News Roundup)

In today’s TV news roundup, Oprah will interview former president Barack Obama on Nov. 17 for “The Oprah Conversation,” and Netflix released a trailer for “We Are the Champions,” narrated by Rainn Wilson. DATES A new episode of “The Oprah Conversation,” scheduled to premiere on Apple TV Plus on Nov. 17 at 9 a.m. ET, […]
Tags: Apple, News, Obama, Barack Obama, Netflix, President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah, Rainn Wilson


A Self-Taught Garage Inventor Sees His Liquid Air Storage Idea Make the Big Time

Anmar Frangoul writes via CNBC: Work has started on a liquid air energy storage site in the northwest of England, with the team behind the project stating it will be one of the largest energy storage systems in Europe. Highview Power's 50 megawatt facility in Greater Manchester will harness technology that uses something called "air liquefaction." The system involves a number of steps: excess or off peak electricity powers an air liquefier. This cleans, compresses then cools ambient air, turning...
Tags: England, Tech, Bbc, Greater Manchester, Cnbc, University Of Leeds, Dearman, Highview Power, Peter Dearman, Anmar Frangoul, Europe Highview Power, Carlton Power Read


YouTube says everything is working again after users experienced a worldwide outage Wednesday evening

Silhouettes of mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection of Youtube logo in this picture illustration Reuters YouTube said it had resolved issues "across all devices & YouTube services" after users experienced global outages Wednesday evening. YouTube had acknowledged earlier in the evening that it was looking into issues with its platform. Users on Wednesday evening reported widespread issues with YouTube's services, including YouTube TV and YouTube Music, according to Down...
Tags: Google, Australia, Youtube, US, Trends, Youtube Music, Outage, Northeast, Europe South America, Tech Insider, YouTube TV, YouTube YouTube TV, Reuters YouTube, Tyler Sonnemaker



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