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Verizon Support Recommends Turning Off 5G to Conserve Battery Life

"Are you noticing your battery life is draining faster than normal?" tweeted Verizon Wireless customer support on Sunday, the Verge reports: Despite its relentless promotion of 5G phones and the fact that it spent more than $45 billion bidding on a new faster spectrum, Verizon support now is advising people on Twitter to turn off their phones' 5G access to preserve battery life. In a Sunday morning tweet, Verizon support helpfully suggested that "one way to help conserve battery life is to tu...
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Walmart is looking for a new ad agency

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for March 1. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Walmart hunts for a new ad agency.Beyond Meat's deal with McDonald's.Netflix's diversity study.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @LaurenJohnson. A Walmart personal shopper using the handheld device. Walmart Wa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, David Brooks, Media, Advertising, Marketing, US, Newsletter, Trends, Walmart, Netflix, New York Times, Mcdonald's, Jeff Bezos, WPP, Beyond Meat


A 'Terminator' Anime Series is Coming to Netflix

Variety magazine reports that Netflix has ordered Terminator anime series: "'Terminator' is one of the most iconic sci-fi stories ever created -- and has only grown more relevant to our world over time," said John Derderian, Netflix's vice president of Japan and anime. "The new animated series will explore this universe in a way that has never been done before. We can't wait for fans to experience this amazing new chapter in the epic battle between machines and humans." Mattson Tomlin will se...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Netflix, Skydance, Tomlin, Matt Reeves, Variety Magazine, Mattson Tomlin, John Derderian Netflix


Jason Sudeikis Wins Golden Globe Award for Apple TV+ Comedy Series 'Ted Lasso'

Jason Sudeikis today won a Golden Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series" in the "Musical or Comedy" category for his starring role in the hit Apple TV+ comedy series "Ted Lasso." Sudeikis stars as the title character Ted Lasso, a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. The show has received positive reviews, with many viewers finding solace in Lasso's unrelent...
Tags: Apple, England, Featured, Apple TV, Kansas, Jason Sudeikis, Don Cheadle, Nicholas Hoult, Creek, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Bill Lawrence, Lasso, Sudeikis, Ted Lasso, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus


Qualcomm veteran to replace Alain Crozier as Microsoft Greater China boss

Microsoft gets a new leader for its Greater China business. Yang Hou, a former executive at Qualcomm, will take over Alain Crozier as the chairman and chief executive officer for Microsoft Greater China Region, according to a company announcement released Monday. More to come…
Tags: TC, Microsoft, China, Tech, Qualcomm, Greater China, Alain Crozier, Yang Hou, Microsoft Greater China Region


Autonomous drone maker Skydio raises $170M led by Andreessen Horowitz

Skydio has raised $170 million in a Series D funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz’s Growth Fund. That pushes it into unicorn territory, with $340 million in total funding and a post-money valuation north of $1 billion. Skydio’s fresh capital comes on the heels of its expansion last year into the enterprise market, and it intends to use the considerable pile of cash to help it expand globally and accelerate product development. In July of last year, Skydio announced its $100 million Series C ...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Andreessen Horowitz, Samsara, Skydio, Carbon Skydio, Lines Capital Next47 IVP


Space startup Gitai raises $17.1M to help build the robotic workforce of commercial space

Japanese space startup Gitai has raised a $17.1 million funding round, a Series B financing for the robotics startup. This new funding will be used for hiring, as well as funding the development and execution of an on-orbit demonstration mission for the company’s robotic technology, which will show its efficacy in performing in-space satellite servicing work. That mission is currently set to take place in 2023. Gitai will also be staffing up in the U.S., specifically, as it seeks to expand its s...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Mars, Epson, Gitai, SpaceX and Blue Origin, Sho Nakanose, U S Nakanose, Nakanose, SPARX Innovation for the Future Co Ltd, Dai ichi Life Insurance Company


Amy Poehler and Tina Fey host the 2021 Golden Globes tonight on NBC - here's how to watch the show live

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. NBC The Golden Globes will air tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.The annual awards show honors the best movies and TV series of the year.If you don't have cable, you can watch the show through services like Sling, Fubo TV, and Hulu Live TV. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Despite a roughly two-month delay due to the pandemic, the Golden Globe Awards are set to air live tonight on NBC. Although the past year...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Movies, Nbc, Entertainment, Office, New York City, Disney, Trends, Tech, Chicago, Fox, Netflix, Amy Poehler, Streaming, Tina Fey


Bill Gates Prefers 'More Open Nature' of Android, Regrets Microsoft's Missing Phone Market

Bill Gates "prefers the more open nature of the Android ecosystem, as it's more 'flexible' about how software interfaces with the OS," reports PC Magazine, citing remarks Gates made on Clubhouse to CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin: "I actually use an Android phone," Gates told Sorkin. "Because I want to keep track of everything, I'll often play around with iPhones, but the one I carry around happens to be Android. Some of the Android manufacturers pre-install Microsoft software in a way that makes it...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Tech, Bill Gates, Gates, Cnbc, Davidson, Sorkin, Andrew Ross Sorkin


Top Stories: MacBook Pro, iMac, and AirPods Rumors, macOS 11.2.2, MagSafe Wallet Revisited (mac rumors)

March is right around the corner, and that means our first good opportunity for Apple product launches in 2021 as the company frequently has significant launches in March or April each year. We're hearing rumors about MacBook Pro, iMac, AirPods, and more, although many of these will be coming out at different times over the course of the year. This week also saw a macOS update to address a significant issue with some of the latest MacBook Pro models when connected to certain USB-C hubs an...
Tags: Apple, Google, News, Bloomberg, Reddit, MacBook Air, Mark Gurman, Macbook Pro, Dan, Ming Chi Kuo, Mac Otakara, Kuo, Prosser, Gurman, Power Mac, MacRumors Staff


Boston Dynamics Is Selling its 70-Pound Robot Dog To Police Departments

The New York Times reports on what the city's police department calls Digidog, "a 70-pound robotic dog with a loping gait, cameras and lights affixed to its frame, and a two-way communication system that allows the officer maneuvering it remotely to see and hear what is happening." Police said the robot can see in the dark and assess how safe it is for officers to enter an apartment or building where there may be a threat. "The NYPD has been using robots since the 1970s to save lives in hostage ...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, The Times, Boston Dynamics, American Civil Liberties Union, Perry, Massachusetts State Police, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Honolulu Police Department, Michael Perry, Jay Stanley, Keith Taylor, Rep Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Digidog


Trump calls on states to 'punish' big tech with sanctions if they 'silence conservative voices'

President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images During his CPAC speech, Donald Trump accused big tech of censorship. He said section 230 should be repealed and that states should act if the federal government won't. Trump said states should sanction Twitter, Google, and Facebook if they "silence conservative voices." Visit the Business section of Insider for more storie...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Florida, Politics, White House, Censorship, Trends, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Free Speech, Trump, Orlando Florida, Hyatt Regency, CPAC, Ron DeSantis


Rumor Has It an iPhone 13 With 1 TB Storage Is Coming

If you’re the type of person that still needs more storage, Apple might have answered your prayers.Read more...
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Verizon Tells Consumers to Turn Off 5G to Preserve Battery Life Then Instantly Regrets It

In an effort to be helpful, Verizon accidentally stuck its foot in its mouth on Sunday, and then furiously backtracked. Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Technology, Samsung, Verizon Wireless, Mobile Phones, Telecommunications, Huawei, Lte, Verizon Communications, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, T Mobile US, Technology Internet


Credit Card Payment Systems Crashed Friday at Stores and Restaurants Across America

On Friday credit-card payment systems went down for major businesses scattered across the U.S. Business Insider reports: Fiserv, one of the leading payments providers in the US, told Insider, "A widespread internet service provider outage has impacted multiple businesses today." Ann Cave, a company spokesperson, added in an email: "Some Fiserv services that rely on internet connectivity were interrupted. The majority have been restored and we are fully focused on restoring the remainder...." C...
Tags: Twitter, US, Tech, McDonald, Slashdot, Fiserv, Miami International Airport, Chick, Ikea Forever, Ann Cave, Credit Card Payment Systems, Stores and Restaurants Across America, U S Business Insider


Did 'Tens of Thousands' of Bot Accounts Hype GameStop's Stock and Dogecoin?

Reuters reports: Bots on major social media platforms have been hyping up GameStop Corp and other "meme" stocks, according to an analysis by Massachusetts-based cyber security company PiiQ Media, suggesting organized economic or foreign actors may have played a role in the Reddit-driven trading frenzy... it is unclear how influential they were in the overall saga... PiiQ said it identified very similar daily "start and stop patterns" in the GameStop-related posts, with activity starting at t...
Tags: Massachusetts, Tech, Reddit, Gamestop, Reuters, Barr, Dogecoin, GameStop Corp, Aaron Barr, PiiQ Media, America s Securities and Exchange Commission


The First AI-written Play Isn't Shakespeare - but It Has Its Moments

Science magazine describes what happens when a robot writes a play: The 60-minute production — AI: When a Robot Writes a Play — tells the journey of a character (this time a robot), who goes out into the world to learn about society, human emotions, and even death. The script was created by a widely available artificial intelligence (AI) system called GPT-2. Created by Elon Musk's company OpenAI, this "robot" is a computer model designed to generate text by drawing from the enormous repositor...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Prague, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Rosa, Charles University, GPT, Rudolf Rosa


Exploring the Open Source That Really Goes Into a RISC-V Chip

"Maker Andreas Spiess talks about the Open Source that really goes into a RISC-V chip and the ESP32-C3," writes Slashdot reader nickwinlund77 — sharing a link to this article from Hackaday: It's an exciting time in the world of microprocessors, as the long-held promise of devices with open-source RISC-V cores is coming to fruition. Finally we might be about to see open-source from the silicon to the user interface, or so goes the optimistic promise. In fact the real story is considerably more ...
Tags: Tech, Isa, Slashdot, Hackaday, Andreas Spiess, Andreas Speiss


The Dream of Sending a Submarine Through the Methane Seas of Saturn's Moon Titan

"Mars, Shmars; this voyager is looking forward to a submarine ride under the icebergs on Saturn's strange moon," says the New York Times, introducing a piece by cosmic affairs correspondent Dennis Overbye: What could be more exciting than flying a helicopter over the deserts of Mars? How about playing Captain Nemo on Saturn's large, foggy moon Titan — plumbing the depths of a methane ocean, dodging hydrocarbon icebergs and exploring an ancient, frigid shoreline of organic goo a billion miles fr...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, New York Times, Saturn, Dennis Overbye, Kraken Mare, Cornell Center for Astrophysics, Valerio Poggiali


The best RPGs for iOS in 2021

Mobile gaming has come a long way in the past few years, and now we can finally enjoy big RPGs on our smartphones. Here are some of the best to play right now.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Mobile, Gaming, Trends, Rpgs, App Store, Buying Guides


Jailbreak Tool 'unc0ver' 6.0.0 Released With iOS 14.3 Compatibility

The team behind the "unc0ver" jailbreaking tool for iOS has released version 6.0.0 of its software, which can allegedly be used to jailbreak any device running iOS 11.0 through iOS 14.3 using a kernel vulnerability. The unc0ver website describes how the tool has been extensively tested across a range of iOS devices running various software versions, including an iPhone 12 Pro Max running iOS 14.3. The unc0ver website says the tool utilizes "native system sandbox exceptions" to maintain securi...
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Vast Energy Use of Bitcoin Criticized

The University of Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance has calculated that Bitcoin's total energy consumption is somewhere between 40 and 445 terawatt hours (TWh) a year, with a central estimate of about 130 terawatt hours, reports the BBC: The UK's electricity consumption is a little over 300 TWh a year, while Argentina uses around the same amount of power as the CCAF's best guess for Bitcoin. And the electricity the Bitcoin miners use overwhelmingly comes from polluting sources. The CCAF ...
Tags: UK, Tech, Bbc, Harvard, Bitcoin, Argentina, Imf, Ken Rogoff, Alex De Vries


Apple Shares New 'Hometown' Shot on iPhone Video

Apple today shared a new "Hometown" shot on iPhone video, which was made in honor of Black History Month. The video features the hometowns of visionary Black photographers including Lawrence Agyei, Gabriella Angotti-Jones, Lauren Woods, and Julien James. Director Philip Youmans follows the photographers as they explore their hometowns. Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles, California; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Washington, D.C. are featured.In honor of Black History Month, 32 of the country's mos...
Tags: Apple, Washington, Los Angeles California, Chicago Illinois, Charlotte North Carolina, Tribeca Film Festival, Phillip Youmans, No Top Comments, Julien James, Philip Youmans


[Update: Google response] Stadia reportedly canceled projects including Savage Planet 2, Kojima exclusive

Another new report claims that first-party projects from Google Stadia included a sequel to Journey to the Savage Planet and much more.
Tags: Google, Kojima, Savage Planet


'I'm operating': doctor who made Zoom court appearance while in surgery investigated

California medical board to investigate after plastic surgeon appeared at a virtual trial from an operating theatreA plastic surgeon is under an ethics investigation in California for appearing at a virtual court hearing while dressed in medical scrubs and operating on a patient.Dr Scott Green had already begun the procedure when he was called by the clerk of the Sacramento superior court to answer a traffic charge. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, California, Sacramento, World news, US news, Zoom, Scott Green


Justworks’ Series B pitch deck may be the most wonderfully simple deck I’ve ever seen

It may be tough to remember, but there was a time long ago when Justworks wasn’t a household name. Though its monthly revenue growth charts were up and to the right, it had not even broken the $100,000 mark. Even then, Bain Capital Venture’s Matt Harris felt confident in betting on the startup. Harris says that, with any investment (particularly at the early stage of a company), the decision really comes down to the team and more importantly, the founder. Two of the main reasons this de...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Venture Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Accel, Bain Capital Venture, HARRIS, Matt, Isaac, Matt Harris, Oates, Loughlin, Justworks, Steve Loughlin, Jason Boehmig


Sunday's Best Deals: MSI 27" Gaming Monitor, ViviLink Dashcam, Star Wars Night Light, Nutale Findthing Trackers, Keurig Coffee & Latte Maker, Klairs Skincare, and More

A 4-pack of Nutale Findthing trackers and a 50-pack of 3-ply colorful face masks lead Sunday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Ipad, Echo, Science, Microsoft, Asus, Newegg, Macys, Memory, Disney, Samsung, Walmart, Best Buy


Google's Stadia gaming division reportedly missed its user goals by hundreds of thousands of gamers

Playing a Stadia game. INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images Google's Stadia gaming division missed user goals by hundreds of thousands, according to Bloomberg.  A source told Wired they questioned whether execs "above Stadia leadership understand what they got into." Google in February announced it would stop developing in-house games for Stadia.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Google's Stadia shut down its in-house game-development division after failing to hit tar...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Trends, Bloomberg, Developers, Netflix, Playstation, Xbox, Harrison, Stadia, Tech Insider, Getty Images Google, INA FASSBENDER AFP, Kevin Shalvey, Weekend BI UK, Phil Harrison Stadia VP


Flaws In Zoom's Keybase App Kept Chat Images From Being Deleted

chicksdaddy writes: The Security Ledger reports that a flaw in Zoom's Keybase secure chat application left copies of images contained in secure communications on Keybase users' computers after they were supposedly deleted, according to researchers from the security research group Sakura Samurai. The flaw in the encrypted messaging application, CVE-2021-23827 does not expose Keybase users to remote compromise. However, it could put their security, privacy and safety at risk, especially for user...
Tags: Tech, Jackson, Signal, Keybase, PNG, John Jackson, Security Ledger, Sakura Samurai, Keybase Signal and Telegram, Aubrey Cottle Robert Willis, Jackson Henry


Problems installing Sigil on MacBook Air

I'm having an issue installing Sigil on my MacBook. Firstly I have to confess I'm not that up on the Mac way of working, and normally just restrict the use of my Mac to browsing the Internet and syncing my iPhone. With the work on editing the user manual I thought I would see what Sigil looked like on the Mac and maybe take a few screen shots. I have downloaded the archive, uncompressed it with the built in tool and dragged Sigil to Applications. This all went fine, but every time I try to o...
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