3 things Android 12 can do that Android 11 can't

Android 12 vs. Android 11: Here are the major differences between Google's new OS and the prior version, including security updates and...
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Disney+ Added Content Disclaimers to 18 Episodes of 'The Muppet Show'

118 episodes of Jim Henson's classic TV series The Muppet Show are now streaming on Disney+, writes the AV Club — but 18 episodes now begin with a content disclaimer... The text of the disclaimers, which cannot be skipped past and include little 12-second timers so you know that you have to sit through them, explain that the episodes feature "negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures," and while "these stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now," Disney has decided to lea...
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Malware found on some new Apple M1 Macs mystifies experts

A Colorado security firm says it's discovered malware on nearly 30,000 of Apple's new M1 Macs, though its precise purpose isn't currently clear.
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Australia Won't Change Planned Content Laws Despite Facebook Block: Lawmaker

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will not change proposed laws that would make Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook pay news outlets for content, a...
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Fanless computer serves up Google Edge TPU and PoE

Aaeon’s Boxer-8521AI fanless embedded computers are based on NXP’s i.MX 8M SoC with a Google Edge TPU as coprocessor. The rugged system features a PoE PD port and operating temperatures of -5°C to 50°C. Aaeon has announced that its Boxer-8521AI system is now available on a mass market scale. The system embeds the Google Edge […]
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Revisiting Apple's MagSafe Leather Wallet After 3 Months of Usage (mac rumors)

Back in November when Apple's MagSafe-compatible Leather Wallet first launched, MacRumors videographer Dan took a look at the accessory and ended up disliking it because of the weak magnetic connection. Dan kept using the Leather Wallet despite its flaws, and after three months with the accessory, his opinion has changed and he wanted to share some new thoughts on it. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Rather than keeping the Leather Wallet attached to the iPhone ...
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Malware monsters target Apple’s M1 silicon with ‘Silver Sparrow’

Behaves like a legit software installer and phones home for instructions, but lacks a payload US security consultancy Red Canary says it’s found MacOS malware written specifically for the shiny new M1 silicon that Apple created to power its post-Intel Macs.…
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Sophisticated hackers snuck sleeper malware into nearly 30,000 Macs

Apple’s new M1 chip is already in their sights
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After a Boeing 777 Rained Failed-Engine Debris on Neighborhood Below, More Planes Grounded

After a twin-engine, wide-bodied Boeing 777 took off from a Denver airport — carrying 231 passengers and 10 crew members — its right engine failed. It began dropping debris on several neighborhoods below, CNBC reports. America's Federal Aviation Administration issued a statement saying it was "aware of reports of debris in the vicinity of the airplane's flight path," CNBC adds, noting that less than 30 minutes later the plane had returned to the airport. No passengers were injured. Today the...
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Martin Scorsese Argues Streaming Algorithms Devalue Cinema into 'Content'

In a new essay for Harper's magazine, Martin Scorsese argues the art of cinema is being systematically devalued and demeaned by streaming services and their algorithms, "and reduced to its lowest common denominator, 'content.'" "Content" became a business term for all moving images: a David Lean movie, a cat video, a Super Bowl commercial, a superhero sequel, a series episode. It was linked, of course, not to the theatrical experience but to home viewing, on the streaming platforms that have co...
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Are Texas Blackouts a Warning About the Follow-on Effects of Climate Change?

This week in America, "continent-spanning winter storms triggered blackouts in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi and several other states," reports the New York Times. But that was just the beginning... One-third of oil production in the nation was halted. Drinking-water systems in Ohio were knocked offline. Road networks nationwide were paralyzed and vaccination efforts in 20 states were disrupted. The crisis carries a profound warning. As climate change brings more frequent and intense storms, f...
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Did Facebook Change Its Rules to Placate the Right?

Former lobbyist/political advisor Joel Kaplan joined Facebook in 2011 to lead its Washington D.C. outreach, reports BuzzFeed news. But some employees said they were very unhappy with decisions made by both Kaplan and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg: In April 2019, Facebook was preparing to ban one of the internet's most notorious spreaders of misinformation and hate, Infowars founder Alex Jones. Then CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally intervened... [H]e overruled his own internal experts and opened ...
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Google API Discovery and SDKChanges for 0.25 - 2021-02-21T21:40:04+02:00Fix bug from overzealous dep burnination, goauth works now move bugtracker to correct repo
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America Has Vaccinated More People Than Any Other Country in the World

Despite America's vast population of nearly 330 million people, 42.8 million Americans have already received one or both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine. Axios writes: The U.S. has carried out more vaccinations than any country in the world, and given a first dose to a higher percentage of its population (12%) than all but five countries: Israel, the Seychelles, the UAE, the U.K. and Bahrain. In fact, the U.S. is distributing doses three times as quickly as the EU, adjusted for population, and ne...
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Artificial intelligence presents a moral dilemma

The world has a chance to set a new course so that everyone benefits from artificial intelligence The post Artificial intelligence presents a moral dilemma appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Apple Investigating Issue With 'Pink Squares' Appearing on Displays Connected to M1 Mac Mini

In an internal memo this week, obtained by MacRumors, Apple informed service providers that it is aware of and investigating an issue that may result in "pink squares or pixels" appearing on displays connected to an M1 Mac mini. Image via Twitter user @FatihVidyograf This issue has been reported by users across the Apple Support Communities, , and Reddit since the M1 Mac mini launched in November, but the exact cause is unclear. Based on comments from affected users, it appears that the iss...
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Elon Musk Co-Authors COVID-19 Paper Accepted For Publication In 'Nature'

Slashdot reader Rei writes: On 15 February, 2021, the paper Discrete SARS-CoV-2 antibody titers track with functional humoral stability was accepted for publication by the prestigious journal Nature — interesting not only for being a large-cohort study on COVID-19 reinfection, but for the presence of one of its coauthors: one Elon Reeve Musk. According to reporting, Musk — concerned in April 2020 with maintaining the schedule for the SpaceX crewed launch in May and wanting to make sure that an ...
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Apple is reportedly talking to lidar suppliers for its self-driving vehicle project

Apple CEO Tim Cook at Apple's headquarters. Apple/Business Insider screen capture Apple was talking with lidar suppliers about its electric vehicle project, Bloomberg reported.  Used on self-driving prototypes, lidar sensors determine a car's distance from objects and people.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple has reportedly begun talking to suppliers of lidar self-driving car sensors, as part of its effort to build an electric vehicle, according to Bloomber...
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Bain’s Matt Harris and Justworks’ Isaac Oates to talk through the Series B deal that brought them together

It’s been almost 10 years since Justworks launched. The platform, founded by Isaac Oates, was yet another example of software eating the world; in this particular instance, it was the world of HR. Since, the company has raised nearly $150 million in funding. All the way back in 2016, Bain Capital Ventures caught a whiff of Justworks’ potential for success. Partner Matt Harris led the company’s $13 million Series B round back when Justworks hadn’t even hit $1 million in annual revenue. On the nex...
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Google enthusiast uncovers obscure manhood-shaped island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean (Thanks to Matt Filar, pharmaross and Unholy Slacker)
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Node.js/Deno Creator Discusses Rust, C++, TypeScript, and Vim

Ryan Dahl, creator of Node.js and Deno, gave a new interview this week to the IT outsourcing company Evrone: Evrone: You have hands-on experience with lots of programming languages: C, Rust, Ruby, JavaScript, TypeScript. Which one do you enjoy the most to work with? Ryan: I have the most fun writing Rust these days. It has a steep learning curve and is not appropriate for many problems; but for the stuff I'm working on now it's perfect. It's a much better C++. I'm convinced that I will never ...
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Virtual reality is offering timely narratives on race, diversity and culture by centering the perspectives of people of color

An image from Blood Speaks: Maya - The Birth of a Superhero. Just Another Production Company Developers are using virtual reality to recreate both historic and everyday events, and allow users to hear and experience different perspectives. Some experiences are designed to encourage people to look at their own behavior, while others tell lesser-heard stories.  One takes users back to the civil rights movement of the 1960s, while another documents the discrimination experienced by a Black ma...
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Listen to the world: Radio Garden app brings stations to millions in lockdown

Free app allowing access to 30,000 stations proves hit for audiences stuck at homeEver fancied listening to some pop music from Prague? Rock from Russia, or talk from Taiwan? With the pandemic limiting travel abroad, an online app has ignited the imagination of millions, allowing them to experience new sounds and travel the globe by radio.The free app, Radio Garden, which carries tens of thousands of radio stations broadcasting live 24 hours a day, has seen a huge spike in popularity during the ...
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Could Drinking Coffee Lower Your Risk of Heart Failure?

The New York Times reports: A large analysis looked at hundreds of factors that may influence the risk of heart failure and found one dietary factor in particular that was associated with a lower risk: drinking coffee... The analysis included extensive, decades-long data from three large health studies with 21,361 participants, and used a method called machine learning that uses computers to find meaningful patterns in large amounts of data. "Usually, researchers pick things they suspect woul...
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Why Facebook blocked news in Australia, and what comes next

On Thursday, Facebook blocked all news on its platform in Australia. This historic move came during escalating tensions over legislation that would force Facebook and Google to negotiate a fair payment with news organisations for using their content. Reporter Joshua Taylor explains the key arguments for and against the Media Bargaining Code, and explores what Facebook may be hoping to achieve, by blocking news. Continue reading...
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Parler Apparently Temporarily Blocked Its Own Co-Founder and Former CEO

"Parler, the social media site popular among conservatives, appeared to have banned its cofounder and former CEO on Friday," reports BuzzFeed News, "before restoring his access later in the day." An anonymous Slashdot reader shares their report: John Matze, whom Parler's management fired earlier this month, told BuzzFeed News that he believed he had been banned after making several posts and comments on the platform earlier this week. Screenshots that Matze shared on a Telegram channel showed ...
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Sophisticated New Malware Found on 30,000 Macs Stumps Security Pros

Long-time Slashdot reader b0s0z0ku quotes Ars Technica: A previously undetected piece of malware found on almost 30,000 Macs worldwide is generating intrigue in security circles, which are still trying to understand precisely what it does and what purpose its self-destruct capability serves. Once an hour, infected Macs check a control server to see if there are any new commands the malware should run or binaries to execute. So far, however, researchers have yet to observe delivery of any paylo...
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Valve is fighting to stop Apple from demanding troves of information as part of its fight with 'Fortnite' maker Epic Games

Apple CEO Tim Cook (left) and Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney. Apple/Rachel Luna/Stringer Court documents show Apple is trying to subpoena Valve in its fight with Epic Games. Valve has refused to hand over certain information about its revenues and the games it hosts. Valve claims Apple is asking for too much information, given it is not a mobile platform. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple's fight with Epic Games is apparently dragging other video game companies into...
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Alleged Leaked Image Claims to Show Third-Generation AirPods and Case

A new image claims to offer our first real world look at Apple's next-generation AirPods. The image, shared by 52audio, showcases both ‌AirPods‌ and the charging case for what the site claims to be the third iteration of the wireless earbuds. 52audio has in the past claiming to showcase different parts of the third-generation ‌AirPods‌. Most notably, the site in November shared an x-ray image claiming to be the new ‌AirPods‌, however, it was to be faked and simply a compressed x-ray image...
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