FDA Approves Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 Vaccine For Emergency Use in America

Friday night America's Food and Drug Administration finally authorized Pfizer and BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in the United States, reports CNN. The Verge calls it "a landmark moment in the fight to suppress a virus that has killed nearly 300,000 people in the United States and sickened tens of millions around the world." The vaccine is authorized in the U.S. for people over the age of 16. It was found to be 95 percent effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in clini...
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Digital divide solutions sought across Southern California

A new Southern California effort aims to address an inequality spotlighted by the coronavirus pandemic — the digital divide. Inland entrepreneur Steve PonTell and San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman are bringing together leaders in business, government, technology and other fields to find ways to close the divide. The divide refers to the gap between people who have access to broadband internet service and those who do not. Former state Assemblyman Lloyd Levine estimates that nearly 25%...
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How Do I Get Into My Phone if I Forgot My PIN or Password?

People forget things. It happens. While I can’t say I’ve ever forgotten the password or PIN for my phone, I totally get how it’s possible. Maybe you set the phone up and placed it down to process any and all updates it has to go through, or charge up to full capacity, and came back to a locked screen and a vague…Read more...
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Florida Governor Defends Police Raid On COVID Data Whistleblower

Earlier this week, Florida state police raided the home of Rebekah Jones, the data scientist who ran the state's coronavirus dashboard until she was fired in June. "Jones has alleged in a whistleblower lawsuit that her firing was in retaliation for her refusal to manipulate data to make the state's COVID-19 outbreak last spring appear less severe," reports Yahoo News. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis angrily defended the handling of the search warrant, saying: "Obviously, she has issues." From the repo...
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What is Blackboard? Everything you need to know about the online learning platform

Blackboard is an increasingly common platform for online learning. Andreas Arnold/picture alliance via Getty Images Blackboard Learn is a highly customizable online learning application that allows users to take or host online courses. Students and teachers can interact using assignments, video conferencing, discussion groups, tests, and more in Blackboard Learn and its upgraded version, Ultra. Blackboard's mobile apps and accessibility tools allow students to participate remotely and flex...
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Tax software in 2021 filing season to offer multi-factor identity protection

Hi, I'm Kay and I'm a smartphone addict. I carry my phone from room to room in my house. Back pre-COVID-19 when I left my house, if I realized I somehow forgot to pick it up, I had to turn around, regardless of where I was in my journey, and go back and get it. And its apps are crucial to my coronavirus increased streaming, letting me find out where I saw that "Hey, it's that guy!" actor before or find out more about a great soundtrack tune. I am not alone in my dependence on this iteration of ...
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California files to join U.S. antitrust lawsuit against Google

California asked to join the U.S. Department of Justice's antitrust lawsuit against Google on Friday, making the state's attorney...
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Google Will Let You Limit the Alcohol and Gambling Ads You See

On Thursday, Google announced a new setting that lets people limit the alcohol- and gambling-related ads they come across. Gizmodo reports: Per the announcement, the feature will first roll out for YouTube ads in the U.S., before globally expanding to ads across YouTube and Google search in "early 2021." Countries that already have legal limitations on ads in these sorts of categories -- like say, Norway or Sweden -- won't see any change in their policies as a result, Google added. Up until this...
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3 Tragedies You Shouldn’t Let Ruin Your Holiday Season

. {display:none !important;} .code-block {display:none !important;} .sovrn_ad_unit  {display:none !important;} There is a lot going on right now and little of it good. It is hard to imagine a holiday season as usual when all we hear from the experts are dire warnings. From the CDC on down, we were told to stay home during the Thanksgiving season. We are also told that despite rising infection numbers, we haven’t seen the worst of it. That frustration is spilling out in other way...
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How to get VLC on a Roku device by mirroring the media player in 2 different ways

You can mirror VLC on a Roku in a few simple steps. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider You can get VLC on Roku by mirroring the VLC player from an Android device or Windows computer. VLC is a popular media player for many platforms, but it's not available for direct download on Roku. Here's how to set up and mirror your Android or Windows device to a Roku player. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. VLC (VideoLAN Client) is a popular open-source media player for a...
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Norman Abramson, Pioneer Behind Wireless Networks, Dies At 88

Norman Abramson, one of the pioneers behind wireless networks, has died at 88. The cause was skin cancer that had metastasized to his lungs, his son, Mark, said. The New York Times reports: Professor Abramson's project at the University of Hawaii was originally designed to transmit data to schools on the far-flung Hawaiian islands by means of a radio channel. But the solution he and his group devised in the late 1960s and early '70s would prove widely applicable; some of their technology is stil...
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Silicon Valley Exodus: Oracle Moves Headquarters To Texas, Latest To Relocate During COVID-19 Pandemic

Longtime Bay Area software giant Oracle announced Friday that it has moved its headquarters to Texas, becoming the latest Silicon Valley firm to relocate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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How the Nature Conservancy, the World's Biggest Environmental Group, Became a Dealer of Meaningless Carbon Offsets

An anonymous reader shares a report: At first glance, big corporations appear to be protecting great swaths of U.S. forests in the fight against climate change. JPMorgan Chase & Co. has paid almost $1 million to preserve forestland in eastern Pennsylvania. Forty miles away, Walt Disney has spent hundreds of thousands to keep the city of Bethlehem, Pa., from aggressively harvesting a forest that surrounds its reservoirs. Across the state line in New York, investment giant BlackRock has paid thous...
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Turns Out Pretty Much Anyone Can Claim to Be a Black-Owned Business on Uber Eats

In June, amid nationwide protests against police racism and brutality set off by the killing of Minneapolis man George Floyd, Uber Eats released a feature intended to signify solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement: Tools to “Support Black-owned restaurants” by ordering from them without a delivery fee.Read more...
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Daily Crunch: Hyundai acquires 80% stake in Boston Robotics

Hyundai takes a controlling stake in an iconic robotics company, Twitter acquires a screen-sharing startup and we round up some security-themed gift ideas. This is your Daily Crunch for December 11, 2020. The big story: Hyundai acquires 80% stake in Boston Robotics Boston Robotics is behind a number of impressive robots, including the dog-like quadruped Spot. Over the past decade, it’s changed ownership several times, with Google acquiring it in 2013, then selling it to Japanese investment giant...
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What is an external hard drive? One of the best ways to protect your important files, explained

External hard drives are a great way to protect your data. Amazon An external hard drive is a piece of equipment that can be connected to your computer to increase its storage space. Unlike the hard drive that's installed in your computer, an external hard drive is portable and can also be used to store files from multiple devices. External hard drives are easy to use, convenient, and an incredibly safe way to backup your most important files. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference librar...
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Tim Cook Teases the Future of Apple Watch: 'Think About the Amount of Sensors in Your Car' (mac rumors)

Following the introduction of the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Fitness+, Apple CEO Tim Cook participated in a podcast interview with Outside magazine's Michael Roberts to discuss topics like health, fitness, and the environment. Asked about the future of the Apple Watch, Cook said Apple is still "in the early innings" with the device, noting that the company is testing "mind blowing" capabilities in its labs, although not everything will see the light of day. "Think about the amount of se...
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Netflix Releases First Look at Beth Broderick, Caroline Rhea in ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ (TV News Roundup)

In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix unveiled a clip from “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” featuring Beth Broderick and Caroline Rhea, and Apple TV Plus released a trailer for “Dickinson” Season 2. FIRST LOOKS Netflix released a clip from Part 4 of “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” that sees Beth Broderick and Caroline Rhea reprising their “Sabrina, […]
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The best iPhone 6S Plus cases and covers

The iPhone 6S Plus remains a beautiful blend of glass and aluminum, but it's not invincible. These cases will add style and protection to your Apple device.
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Interact with Google's Content API for ShoppingChanges for 1.03 - 2020-12-10'endpoint' attribute. If endpoint attribute not provided, defaults to v2.0 endpoint for backwards compatibility. Google::ContentAPI is code compatible with both v2.0 and v2.1 endpoints. You may need to update your application to account for several breaking changes introduced in v2.1. Review to Google's migration document, "Migrating from Content API v2 to v2.1" at
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Key People Are Leaving Facebook and Torching the Company In Departure Notes

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BuzzFeed News: On Wednesday, a Facebook data scientist departed the social networking company after a two-year stint, leaving a farewell note for their colleagues to ponder. As part of a team focused on "Violence and Incitement," they had dealt with some of the worst content on Facebook, and they were proud of their work at the company. Despite this, they said Facebook was simply not doing enough. "With so many internal forces propping up the production o...
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Big Tech Firms To Face 6% Fines If Breach New EU Content Rules

Big tech firms such as Google and Facebook will face fines of up to 6% of turnover if they do not do more to tackle illegal content and reveal more about advertising on their platforms under draft European Union rules. Reuters reports: The EU's tough line, which is due to be announced next week, comes amid growing regulatory scrutiny worldwide of tech giants and their control of data and access to their platforms. EU digital chief Thierry Breton, who has stressed that large companies should bear...
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33 tech gifts that men will love to get this holiday season

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Adorama; Amazon; Zagg; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider From cars and audio to fitness and games, we've rounded up 33 gift ideas for men who love tech.If you're after more ideas and inspiration, check out all of our gift guides for 2020 here.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and dealsFinding the right gift for the tech-loving men on your shopping list is no easy...
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What is Android TV? Here's what you need to know about Google's smart TV system

Android TV is a smart TV operating system from Google. pablo_rodriguez1/Getty Images Android TV is an operating system found in a selection of smart TV sets, including Sony, TCL, Hisense, and more.  The operating system aggregates your streaming video services, recommends content, and plays a large selection of Android apps, such as music services and games. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. No matter which smart TV you purchase, it comes equipped with some ...
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‘Google Has Stifled Competition’: California Joins Federal Antitrust Case Against Search Giant

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) — California is seeking to join the Justice Department in its antitrust lawsuit against Google parent Alphabet Inc., one of the state’s largest businesses. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed the motion to join the case in federal court on Friday. “By using exclusionary business agreements to dominate the market, Google has stifled competition and rigged the advertising market,” Becerra said. We’re moving to join a lawsuit against @Google for violating federal anti...
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Poll: Have you ordered Apple’s new $549 AirPods Max headphones?

AirPods Max are finally here and now available for ordering. Apple’s new over-ear headphones were announced this week with spatial...
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Oracle is headed to Texas now, too

Austinites, watch out; another tech company is headed into town. Just days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed during an interview that he has moved to Texas, and less than two weeks after HP Enterprises, a spin-out of one of the iconic Silicon Valley company Hewlett-Packard, announced that it is separately moving to Texas, yet another of the Bay Area’s best-known brands — Oracle —  is pulling up stakes and headed east to Texas, too. The news was first reported by Bloomberg. The company confirmed...
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California asks to join DOJ’s Google suit

The filing comes two days after the U.S. government sued Facebook for antitrust violations.
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Oracle moves California headquarters to Texas, joining Silicon Valley exodus

By Nico Grant | Bloomberg Oracle Corp. said it has moved its headquarters to Texas, from its home state of California to give employees more flexibility on where they do their jobs. The move to Austin from Redwood City “means that many of our employees can choose their office location as well as continue to work from home part time or all of the time,” Oracle said Friday in a regulatory filing. The company will continue “to support” its other U.S. office locations in Santa Monica, Seattle, Denve...
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Oracle Is Moving Its Headquarters From Silicon Valley To Austin, Texas

Oracle said on Friday it's moving its headquarters from the Silicon Valley to Austin, Texas. CNBC reports: "Oracle is implementing a more flexible employee work location policy and has changed its Corporate Headquarters from Redwood City, California to Austin, Texas. We believe these moves best position Oracle for growth and provide our personnel with more flexibility about where and how they work," a spokesperson confirmed to CNBC. A bulk of employees can choose their office location, or contin...
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