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The Secret to Longevity? 4-Minute Bursts of Intense Exercise May Help

The New York Times reports on results from a rigorous five-year study in Trondheim, Norway that raises the question: If you increase your heart rate, will your life span follow? The study, one of the largest and longest-term experimental examinations to date of exercise and mortality, shows that older men and women who exercise in almost any fashion are relatively unlikely to die prematurely. But if some of that exercise is intense, the study also finds, the risk of early mortality declines eve...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, Trondheim, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim Norway, Dorthe Stensvold


Will America's Next President Break Up Facebook?

With 25 days until Joe Biden becomes America's next president, Politico writes that throughout the US government, "From lawmakers on Capitol Hill to antitrust enforcers at the Federal Trade Commission, Washington is training its sights on the world's largest social network like never before." Biden's antitrust enforcers will take ownership of a lawsuit the FTC filed this month threatening to dismantle the sprawling company. And his staff will negotiate legislative proposals with congressional l...
Tags: Google, Facebook, White House, Politico, US, America, Tech, Joe Biden, Silicon Valley, Capitol Hill, Biden, Justice Department, Ftc, Trump, Facebook Twitter, Duke University


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, have weathered a tabloid scandal, a lawsuit, and maybe even interference from a foreign government. Here's where their relationship began and everything that's happened since.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. Simon Stacpoole/Offside / Contributor In January 2019, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were publicly outed as a couple the same day Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced their divorce.   The National Enquirer had been investigating Bezos and Sanchez for months and had obtained leaked photos and texts the couple had sent, including the now-famous message where Bezos called Sanchez "alive girl."  In the 18 months since, bo...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Hollywood, California, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Relationships, India, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Spain, Features, Fox, Culture


Many Formerly-Skeptical Americans are Now Eager to Get Covid-19 Vaccines

The New York Times reports: Ever since the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine began last spring, upbeat announcements were stalked by ominous polls: No matter how encouraging the news, growing numbers of people said they would refuse to get the shot... But over the past few weeks, as the vaccine went from a hypothetical to a reality, something happened. Fresh surveys show attitudes shifting and a clear majority of Americans now eager to get vaccinated. In polls by Gallup, the Kaiser Family Fo...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, Kaiser, Pew Research Center, Gallup, Kaiser Family Foundation, Moderna, Pfizer BioNTech


It’s Not Just You. There’s a Problem With iCloud Sign-In and Activation Right Now [Update: It's Fixed]

Various users that received Apple devices as Christmas presents unfortunately did not experience immediate joy due to a problem with iCloud Account and Sign-In. The company states that the issue began occurring on Christmas morning and is affecting some users.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Icloud, Applewatch, HomePod


It’s Not Just You. There’s a Problem With iCloud Sign-In and Activation Right Now

Various users that received Apple devices as Christmas presents unfortunately did not experience immediate joy due to a problem with iCloud Account and Sign-In. The company states that the issue began occurring on Christmas morning and is affecting some users.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Icloud, Applewatch, HomePod


What Happened When Finland Tried to Lure the World's Remote Tech Workers?

As 2020 came to a close, the city of Helsinki, Finland tried offering "City as a Service" to attract new workers to its growing technology hub. "We will provide selected applicants with a free 90-day relocation package for the entire family," explained the web site for the program (which is now no longer accepting applications). "We'll arrange your housing, daycare, schooling, everything you need — the real deal, just like a Finn." They'd pick you up at the airport, and then offer orientation s...
Tags: US, Tech, Canada, Finland, Vanuatu, Helsinki, Helsinki Finland, India Times, Helsinki Business Hub, Johanna Huurre, Joonas Halla


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G vs. Galaxy S10 Plus 5G

They may be over a year old, but the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G are still great phones. We compared them to help you choose.
Tags: Android, Mobile, News, Samsung, Trends, 5g, Samsung Galaxy Note, Versus, Spec Comparison, 5GQualcommSponsorship, Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, Tier 4, Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5g


Ask Slashdot: How Long Should a Vendor Support a Distro?

Long-term Slashdot reader couchslug believes that "Howls of anguish from betrayed CentOS 8 users highlight the value of its long support cycles..." Earlier this month it was announced that at the end of 2021, the community-supported rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS 8, "will no longer be maintained," though CentOS 7 "will stick around in a supported maintenance state until 2024." This leads Slashdot reader couchslug to an interesting question. "Should competitors like Ubuntu and SUSE...
Tags: Tech, Ubuntu, Slashdot


How to unlock a phone on every carrier in 2021

Now that your contract is up, here's how to unlock your smartphone and allow it to move onto another carrier.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Verizon, Trends, How-to, Unlocking, Unlock Phones


How to delete and recover photos in Android

Take control of your Android phone photo collection. We show you have to delete photos from your Android phone and to recover them if you change your mind.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Photography, Trends, How-to, Phones, Google+ Photos, Tier 4


Xiaomi Mi 11 won’t come with charger after it mocked Apple for not including a charger

The company made fun of Apple’s decision to do so with the iPhone 12
Tags: Apple


Australia summer quiz #2: what can you remember about 2020?

Yes, there was a lot of bad stuff, but there was also Junior Masterchef. Test your memory of 2020 with our daily quizzes across five daysWho said, in August, “The tinfoil hat-wearing brigade are alive and well out there in our community … it’s batshit crazy nonsense” when talking about the rise of conspiracy theories during Covid?Celebrity chef Pete EvansFederal MP Bob KatterVictoria police assistant commissioner Luke CorneliusAsio deputy director general Heather CookBridget McKenzie resigned fr...
Tags: Google, Australia, France, New York City, Australia news, Newcastle, Sydney, Scott Morrison, Donald Trump, Alan Jones, AFL, Tim Minchin, Trump, Davidson, Byron Bay, Miles Franklin


America Creates a 770-Mile Corridor for Testing Supersonic Aircraft Up to Mach 3

America's Federal Aviation Agency signed an agreement with the state of Kansas's department of transportation to establish a 770-nautical mile Kansas Supersonic Transportation Corridor for testing aircraft up to Mach 3, reports Aviation International News: The agreement would provide a critical testing site for the emerging group of supersonic aircraft as civil supersonic flight remains banned over land. Flight testing for models such as Aerion's AS2 and Boom's Overture is expected this decade, ...
Tags: America, Tech, Nasa, Kansas, Mach, Aerion, Chuck Yeager, Gama, Federal Aviation Agency, General Aviation Manufacturers Association GAMA, Sen Jerry Moran R Kansas, Pete Bunce, Lockheed Martin X, Kansas Supersonic Transportation Corridor, Jim Bridenstine Aerion


Photos: Staff photographer Keith Birmingham shares his images of the year 2020

  Brandi Chastain (#6) tears off her uniform top and cheers after scoring the winning shootout goal for the U.S. Women’s World Cup soccer team at the Rose Bowl in 1999. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) USA’s players from left: Jullie Foudy, Joy Fawcett, Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, Brandi Chastain are seen during the medal ceremony after the gold medal women’s soccer game between USA and Brazil for the Athens 2004 Olympics at the Karaiskaki stadium in Athens, on Thursday A...
Tags: Health, Google, Business, Japan, Usa, News, Sweden, Education, Washington, Government, China, Germany, America, Atlanta, Sport, Ap


What startups can learn from this dumpster fire year

Want this newsletter in your inbox every Saturday morning? Sign up here. Remember when it was news that venture capitalists were open for business? Or when Zoom investing was only done by that one guy in Ann Arbor (ha, I kid!)? These past few months have felt busier than ever, with no holiday slowdown in sight when it comes to startup growth, hot IPOs and new financings. Even with a distracting bull market, I wanted to reflect and see how the youngest startups are faring. Alex Wilhem and I dove ...
Tags: Apple, TC, US, Tech, Air Force, Biden, Sam, Alex, Eniac Ventures, Ann Arbor, PitchBook, Bryce Durbin, DCVC, Jenny Lefcourt, Startups Weekly, Space Force


How to make a folder on an iPhone

While the new App Library design does a good job of organizing and cleaning up the home screen, it's not perfect. Here's how to create a folder on an iPhone.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Trends, How-to, App Library, Apple iOS 14, Make A Folder


How to sell your old smartphone

If you have an old smartphone you’re not using, you should turn it into cash. Find out what it’s worth, where to sell it, and how to prepare it in our guide.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Trends, Smartphone, How-to, Sell, Spring Guide 2018, Tier 4


Can mRNA Biotechnology be Adapted to Improve Flu Vaccines and Fight Cancer?

Reuters notes the "miraculous speed" of mRNA vaccines, while also calling it "a glimpse of what's possible if it can be applied post-pandemic to treat cancer or rare diseases." The vaccine market alone is worth about $35 billion each year, and investors apparently believe mRNA companies will capture around two-third of that, leading market researcher Bernstein to evalaute the combined worth of mRNA companies at nearly $180 billion. The technology is the closest thing yet to making medicine d...
Tags: Tech, Reuters, Bernstein, Moderna, mRNA


The best mobile workstations for 2021

Whether you're looking to run CAD software on the go, render some CGI, or edit video without being tethered, these are the best mobile workstations for the job.
Tags: Trends, Hp, Computing, Microsoft Surface, Dell, Razer, Lenovo, Laptops, Mobile Workstation


'Unforced Error' in Suspected Russian Data Breach May Have Led to Its Discovery

CNN reports: US officials and private sector experts investigating the massive data breach that has rocked Washington increasingly believe the attackers were ultimately discovered because they took a more aggressive "calculated risk" that led to a possible "unforced error" as they tried to expand their access within the network they had penetrated months earlier without detection, according to a US official and two sources familiar with the situation... FireEye was tipped off to the hackers' pre...
Tags: Washington, US, Tech, Cnn


I used Tiktok to promote sexual health education after my herpes diagnosis. Here's how I did it - and my advice for others trying to boost their brand or business.

Jenelle Marie Pierce is the creator of The STI Project. Jenelle Marie Pierce Jenelle Marie Pierce is the creator of The STI Project and an educator and speaker on STIs and sexual health. In January 2020, she decided to begin using TikTok as a platform to promote STI awareness and education, and soon one of her videos sharing her own personal history with herpes racked up over one million views. Pierce encourages other non-Gen Z entrepreneurs to not be afraid of using TikTok, and to learn t...
Tags: Google, Media, Marketing, Careers, America, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Strategy, Social Media, Sex Education, Briggs, Nordic, Don, Pierce, Business Advice, Gary Vee


A Deepfake Queen Delivered an Alternative Christmas Speech to Warn about Misinformation

"A fake Queen Elizabeth danced across TV screens on Christmas as part of a 'deepfake' speech aired by a British broadcaster," reports CNN: The broadcaster said the video was supposed to offer "a stark warning about the advanced technology that is enabling the proliferation of misinformation and fake news in a digital age." Channel 4 annually accompanies the Queen's traditional speech with an "alternative Christmas message." This message has been aired since 1993. It has long attracted controvers...
Tags: US, Tech, Iran, Cnn, Queen, Harry, North America, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Vfx, Queen Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Meghan, Grenfell Tower, Edward Snowden Jesse Jackson


How San Francisco Got a Very Special Monolith on Christmas Day

Ananda Sharma, founder of the app Gyroscope, describes to a local TV station the monolith he discovered during a Christmas-morning jog under a candy-cane red sunrise. "I think I smelled it before I saw it..." He spotted a double rainbow and wanted to peek at that too. At first, he thought the monolith was "a big post," but as he got closer, he smelled the gingerbread scent wafting toward him. The monolith is standing in panels separated by icing... "It made me smile. SFGate spoke to anothe...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Tech, Bay Area, Gallagher, Ananda Sharma, Alexis Gallagher


Xiaomi Mi 11 will ship without a charger, company expects backlash

The company had earlier mocked Apple for selling new iPhones without a power adapter.
Tags: Apple


Yokohama’s Colossal Gundam Mecha Achieves Guinness World Record

The towering RX-78-2 Gundam present in Yokohama has secured a Guinness World Record, achieving the titles of “Largest mobile humanoid robot” and “Largest mobile Gundam” and prompting diehard Gundam fans to hope Japan will strive for even greater mecha-focused achievements. At the official award ceremony, Yasuo Miyakawa (a representative for Gundam Global Challenge) thanked all […]
Tags: Japan, Technology, Records, Tourism, Statues, Anime, Announcements, Mecha, Yokohama, Bandai Namco, Gundam, Mobile Suit Gundam, Yasuo Miyakawa, Gundam Global Challenge


British military Watchkeeper drone crashes during Cyprus training flight

Watchkeeper programme is beset by technical problems, say activists as unmanned craft is used to monitor migrants in ChannelA UK military drone, of the type now being used to monitor the Channel for migrant crossings, crashed during a practice in Cyprus in October, the Observer has learned.The £1bn Watchkeeper drone programme has been plagued with problems during its development. Between 2014 and 2018 there have been at least five recorded crashes, and there are claims the drone is unable to fly...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Police, UK News, World news, Cyprus, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Drones (non-military, Drones (military, ChannelA UK


Original Content podcast: ‘The Mandalorian’ season two goes deep into Star Wars mythology

“The Mandalorian” just wrapped up its second season on Disney+, with an action-packed and surprise-filled finale. In many ways, it feels like a seamless continuation of the first season’s storylines, with the titular bounty hunter searching for a Jedi who can take responsibility for the alien moppet known to the internet as Baby Yoda, while the pair is pursued by the sinister Moff Gideon. But as we explain on the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, where the first season of “The Mand...
Tags: Apple, Christopher Nolan, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Jordan, Anthony, Darrell, Tenet, The Walt Disney Company, Original Content Podcast, The Mandalorian, HBO Max, Baby Yoda


2021 MN Fishing Opener May 15th, Well That's Garbage!

I was just going to put the MN Fishing Opener and MN Bass Opener on the Google calendar when I noticed Memorial Day is on May 31st this year. MN ties its Fishing Openers to Memorial Day weekend by law. So instead of Opener being on the second Saturday of May where it usually is, we will instead have to wait a whole extra week until the 15th.  Bah Humbug! [Author: [email protected] (Basspastor)]
Tags: Google, Sport, Opener, Fishing, Bass Opener


Pakistan Threatens Google, Wikipedia for Sharing ‘Sacrilegious Content’ Online, Calls for Immediate Removal of ‘Unlawful Content’ From...

According to reports, the Pakistani regulators on Friday decried internet giants Google and Wikipedia for "disseminating sacrilegious...
Tags: Google, Wikipedia, Pakistan, Google Wikipedia



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