Facebook May Actually Be In a 'Stronger Position' After Apple's iOS 14 Privacy Changes

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday said he is confident the social media company "will be able to manage through" Apple's upcoming planned privacy update to iOS 14, which will make it easier for iPhone and iPad users to block companies from tracking their activity to target ads. "We'll be in a good position," Zuckerberg said Thursday afternoon in Josh Constine's PressClub Clubhouse room. Apple's upcoming privacy changes will inform users about...
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A Volcano Just Erupted in Iceland

The Associated Press reports: A long dormant volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland flared to life Friday night, spilling lava down two sides in that area's first volcanic eruption in nearly 800 years... The glow from the lava could be seen from the outskirts of Iceland's capital, Reykjavík, which is about 32 kilometers (20 miles) away. The Department of Emergency Management said it was not anticipating evacuations because the volcano is in a remote valley, about 2.5 kilomet...
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Do you know these fun facts about fuel?

Do you know how the gas pump knows to shut off, or why you shouldn't use your cell phone at the pump, or why the price is nine-tenths of a cent? Find out in my "How It Works" column at the National Post ( [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Autos, Gas Prices, Gasoline, Jil McIntosh, Auto Trivia

Scientist Behind COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Says Her Team's Next Target Is Cancer

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The scientist who won the race to deliver the first widely used coronavirus vaccine says people can rest assured the shots are safe, and that the technology behind it will soon be used to fight another global scourge -- cancer. Ozlem Tureci, who founded the German company BioNTech with her husband, Ugur Sahin, was working on a way to harness the body's immune system to tackle tumors when they learned last year of an unknown virus infecting people ...
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'God is doing something': Duluth priest's daily Bible podcast tops charts, reaches millions

"Bible in a Year" soared to No. 1 on Apple's podcast charts, is still near the top.
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Windows 10 Updates Are Causing Even More Printer Problems Than First Thought

Following reports that a recent update to Windows 10 was causing blue screens as well as problems with printing, Microsoft issued a new series of updates to address the issues. But it seems that the problems caused by this month's Patch Tuesday updates are actually worse than first thought. BetaNews reports: Users with certain brands of printer experienced APC_INDEX_MISMATCH errors and blue screens, but now Microsoft has issued a warning that there may be additional problems with elements missin...
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US Grid At Rising Risk To Cyberattack, Says GAO

Distribution systems within the U.S. electrical grid are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattack, a government watchdog said in a report released Thursday. The Hill reports: In the report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted that the Department of Energy's cybersecurity strategy has predominantly focused on generation and transmission systems. The watchdog recommended further attention to risks facing distribution systems, those parts of the grid that actually carry power directly to...
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‘Five Days At Memorial’: Vera Farmiga to Star in Apple TV+ Hurricane Katrina Series

Vera Farmiga is set to star in the new Apple TV+ Original, Five Days At Memorial, a limited series from Oscar winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) and Emmy winner Carlton Cuse (Lost) that chronicles the first five days at a New Orleans hospital after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. Apple announced that Vera Farmiga (When They See Us) will star as “Dr. Anna Pou” in Five Days At Memorial, a limited series for Apple TV+ based on the acclaimed non-fiction novel by Pulitzer-winning author...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, Star, Adaptation, New Orleans, Newark, Memorial, True Story, Hawkeye, Carlton Cuse, John Ridley, Kong, Ridley

Intel shows exactly what we expect from the next generation MacBook Pro

Intel has been getting quite aggressive in its recent campaigns against M1 Macs, as Apple is replacing the Intel processors in the Mac...
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iPad It is time to play where the #$%@ did Apple hide those mouse settings

I purchased a Logitech Pebble M350 mouse for use with my iPad Air 2020. It is a fairly simple BT mouse with left and right buttons, a scrolling wheel for scrolling, and the scrolling wheel can be pressed as a third button. I wanted to set it up. The BT setup was straightforward and fast. Setting the mouse options, well not so much. I had to do a LOT of searching to find the available options, and I’m not certain I’ve found them all. BTW, the mouse works well with my iPad Air 2020 with one excep...
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Twitter Might Let You Undo Your Tweets—but Only If You Pay Up

We’re probably never going to get the Edit Tweet button we’ve all been waiting for, but it looks like that Undo Tweet feature will be rolling out soon enough for members of the rumored upcoming Twitter subscription service. Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Tweet, Software, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, UNDO, South of Market San Francisco, Facebook Like Button, Jane Manchun Wong, Technology Internet

China Restricts Tesla Vehicles Over National Security Concerns

hackingbear writes: The Wall Street Journal reports that China's government is restricting the use of Tesla's vehicles by military staff and employees of key state-owned companies (Source paywalled; alternative source), citing concerns that the data collected by the cars could be a source of national security leaks. "The move follows a government security review of Tesla's vehicles, which Chinese officials said raised concerns because the cars' cameras can constantly record images, the people sa...
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Senate Considering Hauling in Facebook, Twitter CEOs so They Can All Ramble for Hours About Whatever BS Gripe They Have This Time

If you thought last year’s clusterf*ck of a Senate hearing on social media was a good use of everyone’s time, congrats! The Senate is considering calling Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and the rest of the gang back together for another hearing, this time before the Judiciary Committee.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Hbo, Isis, Science, Senate, Social Media, Joe Biden, Paypal, Software, Glenn Greenwald, Computing

Plastic Particles Pass From Mothers Into Foetuses, Rat Study Shows

Tiny plastic particles in the lungs of pregnant rats pass rapidly into the hearts, brains and other organs of their foetuses, research shows. It is the first study in a live mammal to show that the placenta does not block such particles. From a report: The experiments also showed that the rat foetuses exposed to the particles put on significantly less weight towards the end of gestation. The research follows the revelation in December of small plastic particles in human placentas, which scientis...
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Motorola is Trying That 'Your Phone Can Be a PC' Thing Again (slashdot)

A decade after the failed Atrix 4G Laptop Dock, Motorola is taking another stab at turning a phone into your computer. From a report: By way of an Android 11 update, Edge Plus users on Verizon can now connect the handset to a bigger screen for a desktop-style experience in the vein of Samsung's Dex. In a nutshell, that means you'll be able to access all the productivity, gaming and streaming apps on your phone on a monitor or TV. Motorola hopes that you'll use it for everything from editing work...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Motorola, News, Samsung, Netflix, Dex, Msmash, Atrix 4G Laptop Dock Motorola

Police Warn Students To Avoid Sci-Hub

Police have warned students in the UK against using the Sci-Hub website, which they say lets users "illegally access" millions of scientific research papers. Specifically, the police say the website could "pose a threat to their personal information and data." The BBC reports: The police are concerned that users of the "Russia-based website" could have information taken and misused online. The Sci-Hub says its website "removes all barriers" to science. It offers open access to more than 85 milli...
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How to connect and disconnect Bluetooth headphones on your Mac computer, and troubleshoot connection issues

Bluetooth headphones, speakers, or other devices can be wirelessly connected to your Mac computer. krisanapong detraphiphat/Getty Images To connect Bluetooth headphones to a Mac computer, you can go to System Preferences or use a menu bar shortcut. If your Bluetooth devices aren't pairing to your Mac, you can try a few different troubleshooting tricks. You can disconnect or remove your Bluetooth headphones from a Mac if you don't want to use them. Visit Insider's Tech Referenc...
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Daily Crunch: Facebook shows off a wrist-based interface

Facebook develops a new way to interact with AR, Uber’s facial recognition policy faces scrutiny and SpaceX’s Starship rocket booster hits a major milestone. This is your Daily Crunch for March 19, 2021. The big story: Facebook shows off wrist-based interface This project comes out of Facebook Reality Labs and is supposed to present an alternative computer interface on your wrist, with electromyography sensors to interpret motor nerve signals. In a blog post, Facebook said a wrist-based device...
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Nova Color 3 GOING BACK

Hi All -- Well, I got the Nova Color 3 delivered today. After two terrible hours I decided to see if Amazon would accept it as a return and they would and it's packed up again. The problem was not actually technical but one of user friendliness. Or, in this case, enmity. I picked up the thick Quick Start guide and that was my first clue. It basically did nothing at all but to show the unit's two buttons and the speaker and mic placement. In about 20+ languages. I finally did see how to download...
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How to enable cookies in Google Chrome on any device to improve your web browsing experience

Enabling cookies in Chrome on all your devices can improve your web browsing experience. Geber86/Getty Images You can enable cookies in Google Chrome on your computer or Android from the Chrome Settings menu. To enable all cookies in Chrome on your Mac, PC, or Android, select "allow all cookies" on the cookies settings page. On an iPhone or iPad, Chrome cookies are always automatically enabled and can't be turned off. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Cookies...
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The 5 best cordless vacuums we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Cordless vacuums are convenient but they shouldn't sacrifice cleaning power or comfort. The Shark Anti-Allergen Cordless Vacuum picks up all kinds of particles on a variety of surfaces. It reaches low and deep under furniture and has a cleaning path light. It's also reasonably priced. Compared to a clunky corded vacuum, a sleek cordless stick vacuum is a lot more convenient. Cordless vacuums tend to be lighter and more compact, and they don't have ...
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WWE Fastlane 2021 will be the first WWE Network event to stream on Peacock - here's how to watch all the action this Sunday

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Roman Reigns, pictured here in 2015, will face Daniel Bryan during Fastlane on March 21. Ron ElkmanSports Imagery/Getty Images Peacock and WWE Network will stream WWE Fastlane 2021 on March 21 at 7 p.m. ET.Fastlane is the first WWE PPV event to be included with a Peacock Premium subscription.You can get four months of Peacock Premium for 50% off if you sign up before April 9. Premium (4-Month Plan) (small...
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The 5 best alarm clocks in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Although waking up early for work or school might never be a joy, a good alarm clock makes it easier. We checked out dozens of alarm clocks; the Magnasonic Projection Alarm Clock will wake you up firmly but gently. Let's face it: The ring, blare, buzz, or chirp of your alarm clock is probably never going to be your favorite sound. But then again, the angry rumble of your boss when you show up late after oversleeping, is even worse.A good alarm clock can mak...
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How to install Minecraft Forge and gain access to thousands of new 'Minecraft' mods

Installing "Minecraft" mods is easy with Minecraft Forge. Picture Alliance/Contributor/Getty Images You can install Minecraft Forge from the Forge website, where it's free to download. Minecraft Forge is an add-on for "Minecraft: Java Edition" that lets you install and enable mods. Make sure that you download the version of Minecraft Forge that corresponds with your current "Minecraft" version. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. "Minecraft" is famous for how m...
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AT&T Lies About California Net Neutrality Law, Claiming It Bans 'Free Data'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: AT&T lied about California's net neutrality law yesterday when it claimed the law requires AT&T to stop providing "free data" to mobile customers. In reality, the California law allows AT&T to continue zero-rating HBO Max, its own video service, as long as it exempts all competing video services from data caps without charging the other video providers. But instead of zero-rating all video without collecting payments from its competitors in ...
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Now approved in LA, Abodu’s backyard homes can now go from contract to completion in as little as 30 days

Abodu, one of a slew of startup companies pitching backyard homes and office spaces to Californians in an effort to help address the state’s housing shortage, has instituted a new “Quickship” program that can take an order from contract to construction and installation in about thirty days. Behind the quick turnaround time is a pre-approval process that was first rolled out in Santa Fe and came to Los Angeles in recent weeks. Abodu began installing homes through a pre-approval process back in 20...
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Extra Crunch roundup: AI eats fintech, fundraising visas, no-code transition tips, more

Most American retail banks are designed the same way: Customers must pass several desks set aside for loan and mortgage officers before they can talk to a customer representative. I only step inside a bank a few times each year, but even pre-pandemic, I can’t remember the last time I saw someone sitting at one of those desks. Everyone I know who’s obtained a home or business loan in the recent past started with an online application process. For this morning’s column, Alex Wilhelm interviewed Da...
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World Happiness Report Shows How We Weathered the Pandemic

Throughout 2020, researchers called people across nearly 100 countries to ask how they were doing. Results are being shared today in the 2021 World Happiness Report, which might seem like a misnomer given all the anxiety, grief, and general unhappiness that we experienced last year. But their survey told a surprising story, one of “almost astonishing resilience,” according to the report. Yes, we experienced more sadness, worry, and stress in 2020 than in previous years. However, on average, ...
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Deep science: AI is in the air, water, soil and steel

Research papers come out far too rapidly for anyone to read them all, especially in the field of machine learning, which now affects (and produces papers in) practically every industry and company. This column aims to collect some of the most relevant recent discoveries and papers — particularly in but not limited to artificial intelligence — and explain why they matter. This week brings a few unusual applications of or developments in machine learning, as well as a particularly unusual rejectio...
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It’s time to abandon business intelligence tools

Charles Caldwell Contributor Share on Twitter Charles Caldwell is VP of product management at Logi Analytics, which empowers the world’s software teams with intuitive, developer-grade embedded analytics solutions. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the analytics market, including 10+ years of direct customer implementation experience. Organizations spend ungodly amounts of money — millions of dollars — on business intell...
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