Kamisama ni Natta Hi & Yuru Camp Backgrounds Contain Google Watermark

Sharp-eyed individuals have happened upon the rather strange absurdity that some of the backgrounds in Kamisama ni Natta Hi and Yuru Camp contain Google’s watermark, implying that they perhaps lifted their backgrounds from Google Maps. Screen captures of some backgrounds from the shows and the closeup of the watermarks: Anime studios have been using real […]
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Kamala Harris Stuns Husband On CBS With Hilarious Detail About Their First Date

"When you find out your wife actually *did* Google you before your first blind date," Emhoff later wrote on Instagram.
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7% of Americans Have Had Covid-19

CNN reports: According to Johns Hopkins University's tally of cases in the United States, there have been at least 23,754,315 cases of coronavirus in the U.S., and at least 395,785 deaths. On Saturday, Johns Hopkins reported 198,218 new cases and 3,286 new deaths... On Friday, the CDC said new more contagious variants of the coronavirus will likely accelerate the spread of the virus and that means the US must double down on efforts to protect people. The U.S. Census Bureau calculates the co...
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Long Beach-based Virgin Orbit rocket reaches space on second try

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit, with a rocket underneath the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner, prior to its takeoff and test launch of its high-altitude launch system for satellites from Mojave, California, U.S. January 17, 2021. photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing photographer Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit, with a rocket underneath the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner, prior to its takeoff and test launch of its high-altitude launch system for satellites from Mojave, California, ...
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Virgin Galactic, New Zealand, Long Beach, Richard Branson, Channel Islands, Boeing, Pacific Ocean, Branson, Southern California

The best apps for couples

Relationship in need of some TLC? Up your couple game and stoke the romantic fires of love with these 10 apps designed to help you get closer as a couple.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Apps, Trends, Valentine's Day, Best Of, Tier 4

Amazon Begins Removing QAnon Goods For Sale

Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo quotes the Washington Post: Amazon said it will remove merchandise related to QAnon, a discredited conspiracy theory that the FBI has identified as a potential domestic terrorist threat, just a day after the e-commerce giant suspended the pro-Trump social media site Parler from using its cloud computing technology. Amazon is beginning to remove QAnon products from its site, a process that could take a few days, spokeswoman Cecilia Fan said Monday afternoon fo...
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Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Ian Lopez: Drug Patent Database Revamp Falls Short of Tackling High Costs (Source: Bloomberg Law) Atty. Nancy Pei: 2020 Highlights in Canadian Life Sciences IP and Regulatory Law (Source: JD Supra) Bob Yedid: Motus GI Expands Intellectual Property Portfolio with U.S. Patent for the Pure-Vu® System’s Universal Method to Mount on the End of Most Commercial Colonoscopes (Source: Yahoo Finance) David Phelan: Apple TV Could Have Brilliantly Different Remote Contr...
Tags: Apple, Law, Washington Post, Biden, Patent, Motus, Life Sciences, Mount, Hanley, Forbes Commentary, Bloomberg Law, David Phelan, Ian Lopez, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Harrity Harrity

Coronavirus Australia live: Australian Open tennis player tests positive; Victoria opens border to most of Sydney as NSW records no local cases

Victoria premier Daniel Andrews says people in most of Sydney can apply for a permit to travel to the state while 10 LGAs still remain in red zones. Follow latest updates liveAustralian Open disarray; Vic borders open; NSW records no local cases NSW hotspots; Queensland hotspots; Victoria hotspotsFollow the global coronavirus liveblog 2.04am GMT Here’s a little more Australian Open content, as that’s probably the issue that is simmering along the most today. Firstly, Victorian opposition lea...
Tags: Health, Google, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Victoria, Melbourne, Tasmania, Australian Open, Smith, South Australia, Daniel Andrews

Virgin Orbit Just Successfully Launched a 70-Foot Rocket From Its 747

CNN reports: A 70-foot rocket, riding beneath the wing of a retrofitted Boeing 747 aircraft, detached from the plane and fired itself into Earth's orbit on Sunday — marking the first successful launch for the California-based rocket startup Virgin Orbit. Virgin Orbit's 747, nicknamed Cosmic Girl, took off from California around 10:30 am PT with the rocket, called LauncherOne, nestled beneath the plane's left wing. The aircraft flew out over the Pacific Ocean before the rocket was released, fr...
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Twitter Temporarily Suspends Account of US Representative

CNN reports: Twitter on Sunday temporarily suspended the account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for repeated violations of new rules the social media platform put in place following the violent U.S. Capitol riot earlier this month, a company spokesperson told CNN. "The account referenced has been temporarily locked out for multiple violations of our civic integrity policy," the spokesperson said. As a result, the congresswoman will be locked out of her account for 12 hours. CNN also notes th...
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Report: US Halts Huawei's Suppliers, Including Intel, in Last Blow to China's 5G

"The Trump administration notified Huawei suppliers, including chipmaker Intel, that it is revoking certain licenses to sell to the Chinese company and intends to reject dozens of other applications," Reuters reports, citing sources familiar with the matter: One of the sources said eight licenses were yanked from four companies. Japanese flash memory chip maker Kioxia Corp had at least one license revoked, two of the sources said. The company, formerly known as Toshiba Memory Corp, could not im...
Tags: China, US, Tech, Intel, United States, Huawei, Trump, Reuters, Commerce Department, Toshiba Memory Corp, Kioxia Corp, Commerce State Defense and Energy

UK’s Bloom & Wild raises $102M to seed its flower delivery service across Europe

Bloom & Wild, a London-based startup that takes an updated and online approach to the very traditional business of ordering and delivering flowers, has seen business blossom in the last year. And today, it is announcing a big round of funding to help it double down on the opportunity ahead. The company has raised £75 million ($102 million), a Series D that it plans to use to continue expanding across Europe (in addition to the UK, it operates today in Ireland, France, Germany and Austria) as it ...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, London, US, Tech, Austria, Sainsbury, Index Ventures, Aron, Martin Mignot, Interflora, Bloom Wild, Gelbard, Burda Principal Investments, Adam Valkin

Google's $53 billion impact in Australia

Today, I’m pleased to launch Google’s 2020 Economic Impact Report - a look at our role in Australia which shows we’re providing businesses and our users with a combined $53 billion in benefits every year. Key findings: 1.3 million businesses receive $39 billion in benefits through increased revenues, millions of connections with customers and greater efficiencies, saving time and moneyConsumers receive $14 billion in benefits via productivity, convenience and access to informationSearch saves us...
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Florida's Whistleblower Covid-19 Data Manager Arrested Today

The state of Florida's former Covid-19 data manager was apparently arrested today. After her firing in May of 2020, Rebekah Jones had become a critic of the state's publicly-available information, even setting up her own online dashboard of Covid-19 case data. The state suspected her of being the person who'd illegally accessed the state's emergency alert health system in December to urge Health Department employees to speak up about the coronavirus, and state police obtained a warrant for a r...
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Parler website appears to back online and promises to 'resolve any challenge before us'

OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images The website of controversial social media platform Parler was back online Sunday, following a nearly week-long outage after it was booted from Amazon Web Services and kicked off Apple and Google's app stores. The website popped back up on Sunday with a message from CEO John Matze, asking "Hello, world. Is this thing on?" Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The website of controversial social media platform Parler was back online Sunday...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Washington, US, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Tim Cook, Aws, Fox News, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Zendesk, Trump

Is There a Tech Worker 'Exodus' From the San Francisco Bay Area?

The New York Times reports on an "exodus" of tech workers from the San Francisco Bay Area, where "Rent was astronomical. Taxes were high. Your neighbors didn't like you" — and your commute could be over an hour. The biggest tech companies aren't going anywhere, and tech stocks are still soaring... But the migration from the Bay Area appears real. Residential rents in San Francisco are down 27% from a year ago, and the office vacancy rate has spiked to 16.7%, a number not seen in a decade. Thoug...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Texas, California, America, San Francisco, Tech, Georgia, Chicago, New York Times, Miami, San Jose, Estonia, Times, Zillow, Costa Rica

Darkened SpaceX Satellites Can Still Disrupt Astronomy, New Research Suggests

"SpaceX's attempt to reduce the reflectivity of Starlink satellites is working, but not to the degree required by astronomers," reports Gizmodo: Starlink satellites with an anti-reflective coating are half as bright as the standard version, according to research published in The Astrophysical Journal. It's an improvement, but still not good enough, according to the team, led by astronomer Takashi Horiuchi from the National Astronomical Observatory in Japan. These "DarkSats," as they're called, a...
Tags: Japan, Spacex, Tech, Gizmodo, Horiuchi, Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, National Astronomical Observatory, StarLink, Takashi Horiuchi, DarkSat, Sky and Telescope SpaceX

Trump allies were behind rally that ignited Capitol riot, records show

WASHINGTON — Members of President Donald Trump’s failed presidential campaign played key roles in orchestrating the Washington rally that spawned a deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, according to an Associated Press review of records, undercutting claims the event was the brainchild of the president’s grassroots supporters. A pro-Trump nonprofit group called Women for America First hosted the “Save America Rally” on Jan. 6 at the Ellipse, an oval-shaped, federally owned patch of land near the W...
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Virgin Orbit reaches orbit for the first time

Virgin Orbit launched its LauncherOne rocket to orbit for the first time today, with a successful demonstration mission that carried a handful of satellites and will attempt to deliver them to low Earth orbit on behalf of NASA. It’s a crucial milestone for the small satellite launch company, and the first time the company has shown that its hybrid carrier aircraft/small payload orbital delivery rocket works as intended, which should set the company up to begin commercial operations of its launch...
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The best Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus screen protectors

Here's our roundup of the best Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus screen protectors available right now, so that you can protect your new phone from scratches and cracks.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Trends, Screen Protector, Samsung Galaxy, Buying Guides, Smartphone Screen Protectors, Best screen protectors, Galaxy S21 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus screen protectors

Apple CEO Tim Cook Tells Fox News Sunday: No Intersection Between Free Speech And Provoking Violence

Defending his company’s takedown of the controversial Parler app from his online store, Apple CEO Tim Cook told Fox newsman Chris...
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Anti-Mask Protesters Proudly Filmed Their Confrontation With a Grocery Store's Manager

Nine days ago America set a record: nearly 290,000 new Covid-19 cases within 24 hours. according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. Four days later, anti-mask protesters in Oregon filmed their confrontation with employees at a Trader Joe's grocery store who wouldn't let them enter the store unless they were wearing a mask. Their 8-minute video has since been viewed over 325,000 times. The Oregonian newspaper reports: As other masked customers enter the store, the manager repeats that t...
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Likebook Mars, Borrowbox and other questions

Anyone using the Borrowbox Android app to read ebooks from their local library on a Likebook Mars? I have plenty of ereaders and probably I'll continue mostly using the Kobo Libra, but I selfishly and extravagantly bought a Mars and sleep cover. I happen to have a spare unused 128 G micro SD card. That should work. Currently I read PDF manuals, scans of ancient textbooks and old magazines on my 10" Lenovo tablet using Xodo, but some might work with the margin crop on the Mars? Will it be like...
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Apple Extends 13-Inch MacBook Pro Backlight Repair Program

Apple this week extended its worldwide 13-inch MacBook Pro Display Backlight Service Program, authorizing coverage for eligible notebooks for up to five years after the original purchase date or up to three years after the start date of the program, whichever is longer. The previous cutoff was four years after the original purchase date. Apple launched the program on May 21, 2019 after determining that a "very small percentage" of 13-inch MacBook Pro units sold between October 2016 and Februa...
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Signal Back After 24 Hours of Outages Caused by Surging Traffic

"After experiencing technical difficulties Friday, the Signal messaging app appears to be back up and running," reports the Verge: The company tweeted Saturday night that it was "back," although added that some users may still see error messages in their chats. The company didn't explain what caused the outage. For users still seeing error messages in their chats — which the company said was a "side effect" of the outage that began around 11:30AM ET Friday — Signal tweeted that those message...
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GitHub’s head of HR resigns in light of termination of Jewish employee

A GitHub internal investigation has revealed the company made “significant errors of judgment and procedure” in the firing of the Jewish employee who cautioned his coworkers about the presence of Nazis in the DC area on the day of insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In a blog post today, GitHub COO Erica Brescia said the company’s head of HR took full responsibility for what happened and resigned from the company yesterday. GitHub did not disclose the name of the person who resigned, but it’s wide...
Tags: Labor, Tech, Diversity, Dc, Github, Brescia, Erica Brescia, Carrie Olesen, Gia Colosi

Estimated Cost of Poor Software Quality in the U.S. in 2020: $2.1 Trillion

TechRepublic shares a remarkable calculation by the not-for-profit IT leadership group the Consortium for Information and Software Security: CISQ's 2020 report, The Cost of Poor Software Quality in the U.S., looked at the financial impact of software projects that went awry or otherwise ended up leaving companies with a larger bill by creating additional headaches for them. According to the consortium, unsuccessful IT projects alone cost U.S. companies $260 billion in 2020, while software probl...
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Images of Unreleased iPhone 5s in Black and Slate Shared Online

Twitter user @DongleBookPro has today shared images of a prototype iPhone 5s in an unreleased Black and Slate color. The ‌iPhone‌ 5s was launched in September 2013. The device featured Touch ID, a 64-bit processor, and a True Tone LED flash for the first time. Other new features included a five-element lens with an f/2.2 aperture, a 15 percent larger camera sensor, Burst Mode, and Slo-Mo 720p video capture at 120 frames per second. The ‌iPhone‌ 5s offered Gold and Space Gray color options fo...
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Threat of inauguration violence casts a long shadow over social media

As the U.S. heads into one of the most perilous phases of American democracy since the Civil War, social media companies are scrambling to shore up their patchwork defenses for a moment they appear to have believed would never come. Most major platforms pulled the emergency break last week, deplatforming the president of the United States and enforcing suddenly robust rules against conspiracies, violent threats and undercurrents of armed insurrection, all of which proliferated on those services ...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook says Parler could return to the App Store 'if they get their moderation together'

Apple boss Tim Cook said Parler still has a chance to return to the App Store. Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images Apple may add Parler back to its App Store if the app steps up its moderation efforts, Apple CEO Tim Cook told Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday.  Apple removed Parler from its platform in the wake of the deadly Capitol siege after it found the network did not adequately police content that promotes violence.  Google and Amazon also both removed P...
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