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ChromePass 1.55

Password recovery tool for Google Chrome.
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How an Online 'Lego' Gamer Infiltrated the White House Press Corps

Four times in recent weeks, the White House press secretary was relayed questions from someone that Mediate describes as "a gag persona for a former Secretary of State made of Legos." The reporters believed they were helping a real reporter who was prohibited by Covid protocols from attending. Politico reports: That colleague, who goes by the name Kacey Montagu, doesn't exist — at least not as an actual reporter. Since late last year, Montagu has taken on the identity of a White House correspo...
Tags: White House, Politico, Tech, White House Correspondents Association, White House Press Corps, State, Montagu, WHCA, COVID, Kacey Montagu, White House News


Reactions to Arch Linux's New Guided Installer

Long-time Slashdot reader xiando quotes LinuxReviews: The community distribution Arch Linux has up to now required you to manually install it by entering a whole lot of scary commands in a terminal. Arch version 2021.04.01 features a new guided installer [reached by] typing python -m archinstall guided into the console you get when you boot the Arch Linux installation ISO. It is not very novice-friendly, or user-friendly, but it gets the job done and it will work fine for those with some basi...
Tags: Tech, Ubuntu, Phoronix, Arch Linux, Archinstall


StreamFinder-1.42

Fetch actual raw streamable URLs from various radio-station, video & podcast websites.Changes for 1.42 - 2021-04-11StreamFinder::Rumble: Fix failure to find any streams (Rumble chgd. their html slightly), and Add "-keep" option to limit / order the streams fetched (default: mp4,webm,any) - see updated docs. StreamFinder::Apple: Remove music.apple.com (music samples no longer scrapable? (Much more complicated and I never use it - you only ever could get short sample clips - not full songs anyw...
Tags: Google, Misc


Neuralink: We Got a Monkey to Play Pong Using Only Its Mind

Neuralink, the secretive neuroscience startup co-founded by Elon Musk, has been even more quiet than usual these days. That is, until this week when it released a YouTube video of a monkey appearing to play the classic video game Pong with its mind.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Fitbit, Pong, Science and Technology, Video Game, Musk, Parkinson, US Food and Drug Administration, Pager, Human Brain, Transhumanism, Businesspeople, Brain Implant, Neuralink


This startup summer could be blistering

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch , but free, and made for your weekend reading.  Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. The startup world could be in for a busy summer. Today the economy is improving. Unemployment is falling , while interest rates are staying low . There’s lots of new capital on offer, and some expectation that we’ll get bac...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Coinbase, Topps, Kudo, Melanie Perkins, The Exchange, Zach Perret, Fardad Zabetian, Topps SPAC, Alkami Technology IPO Plaid, Kudo Coinbase


Would You Tell an Angel Investor How to Start a New Country?

Angel investor Balaji S. Srinivasan (also the former CTO of Coinbase) is now focused on 1729.com, which wants to give you money to do his bidding — or something like that. He's calling it "the first newsletter that pays you. "It has a regular feed of paid tasks and tutorials with $1000+ in crypto prizes per day, and doubles as a vehicle for distributing a new book I've been writing called The Network State." His latest post? "How to Start a New Country" (which envisions starting with a "clou...
Tags: Tech, United Nations, Mars, Srinivasan, Cto, Balaji S Srinivasan


Melting Ice Sheets Triggered 60 Feet of Sea Level Rise 14,600 Years Ago

"New research has found that previous ice loss events could have caused sea-level rise at rates of around 3.6 meters per century, offering vital clues as to what lies ahead should climate change continue unabated," reports Phys.org: A team of scientists, led by researchers from Durham University, used geological records of past sea levels to shed light on the ice sheets responsible for a rapid pulse of sea-level rise in Earth's recent past. Geological records tell us that, at the end of the las...
Tags: UK, Tech, Earth, Antarctica, Greenland, North Atlantic, Durham University, Yucheng Lin, Department of Geography at Durham University


Let’s talk about gaslighting and fundraising

“Most of the startups I give advice to about how to raise venture capital shouldn’t be raising venture capital,” an investor recently told me. While the idea that every startup isn’t venture-backable might run counter to the narrative to the barrage of funding news each week, I think it’s important to double click on the topic. Plus, it keeps coming up, off the record, on phone calls with investors! As venture grows as an asset class, the access to capital has broadened from a dollar perspective...
Tags: Startups, TC, Marketplace, Tech, Austin, New Jersey, Fundraising, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Treasury, EC, Taylor, Equity, Fintech, Coinbase, Affirm


Scientists Connect Human Brain To Computer Wirelessly For First Time Ever

"Scientists have demonstrated the first human use of a wireless brain-computer interface, a potential breakthrough for people with paralysis," reports The Next Web (in a story shared by Slashdot reader Hmmmmmm): While traditional BCIs are tethered to users via cables, the new system — called BrainGate — replaces the cords with a small transmitter affixed atop a users' head. The unit then connects to an electrode array implanted in the brain's motor cortex. In a clinical trial, two participants ...
Tags: Tech, Slashdot


In Serious Incident, Software Glitch Miscalculates the Weight of Three UK Flights

A software mistake caused a flight on Tui airlines "to take off heavier than expected," according to The Guardian, citing an investigation by the UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch An update to the airline's reservation system while its planes were grounded due to the coronavirus pandemic led to 38 passengers on the flight being allocated a child's "standard weight" of 35kg [77 pounds] as opposed to the adult figure of 69kg [152 pounds]. This caused the load sheet — produced for the captai...
Tags: UK, Tech, The Guardian, Birmingham, Boeing, AAIB


TV Bits: ‘Queer as Folk’ Remake, ‘Friends’ Reunion, ‘Powerpuff Girls,’ ‘Hunters’ Season 2, and More

In this edition of TV Bits: Peacock orders Queer as Folk series reboot Friends reunion special for HBO Max finally sets production date The CW’s Powerpuff Girls live-action series finds its Mojo Jojo Jennifer Jason Leigh joins Hunters season 2 MacGyver canceled at CBS after 5 seasons And more. Peacock announced that it gave a straight to series order for a Queer as Folk remake from UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Stephen Dunn (Closet Monster). Dunn, who directed an episode ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Television, Movies, Friends, Stanford, White House, Julia Roberts, Fox, Showtime, New Orleans, Starz, Cbs, Brian, Air, Hitler


Major Advertiser Works With China to Try Bypassing Apple's Privacy Rules

Procter & Gamble "helped develop a technique being tested in China to gather iPhone data for targeted ads, a step intended to give companies a way around Apple Inc.'s new privacy tools," reports the Wall Street Journal. (Citing "people familiar with the matter.") The move is part of a broader effort by the consumer-goods giant to prepare for an era in which new rules and consumer preferences limit the amount of data available to marketers. P&G — among the world's largest advertisers, with brand...
Tags: Apple, China, Tech, Apple Inc, Gillette, Procter Gamble, Charmin, China Advertising Association


How one founder identified a huge healthcare gap and acquired the skills necessary to address it

Our new podcast Found is now available, and the first episode features guest Iman Abuzeid, co-founder and CEO of Incredible Health. Abuzeid’s story of founding and building Incredible Health, a career platform for healthcare professionals focusing specifically on nurses, is all about a focused entrepreneur building a unique skill set, and acquiring the experience necessary to create a world-leading solution. Abuzeid went to medical school and acquired her MD, but decided before residency to inst...
Tags: Tech, Silicon Valley, Jordan Crook, Wharton, Darrell Etherington, Bryce Durbin, Henry Pickavet, Yashad Kulkarni, Iman Abuzeid, Rome Portlock, Abuzeid, Incredible Health, CTO Incredible Health


How the ‘Greyhound’ Team Layered the Sounds of Propellers, Guns and Spraying Surf for a Key Battle Scene

World War II adventure “Greyhound,” now streaming on Apple TV Plus, takes place on a battleship in the chill of a North Atlantic winter. Tom Hanks wrote the screenplay and stars in the film about a captain whose ship comes under attack by German U-boats as it crosses what is known as the black pit […]
Tags: Apple, Artisans, Production, Tom Hanks, North Atlantic, Greyhound, Apple TV Plus


How do you tell reality from a deepfake?

The number of deepfake videos online has been increasing at an estimated annual rate of about 900%.Technology advances have made it increasingly easy to produce them, which has raised questions about how best to prevent malicious misuse.It's been suggested that the best way to inoculate people against the danger of deepfakes is through exposure and raising awareness. When Donald Trump belatedly acknowledged defeat two months after last year's US presidential election, some news reports zeroed ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Technology, Identity, Internet, South Park, China, Trust, US, Fbi, Pandora, Innovation, Myanmar, Ai


America's Suicide Rate Declined in 2020 - Despite Lockdowns

CBS News reports: The number of U.S. suicides fell nearly 6% last year amid the coronavirus pandemic — the largest annual decline in at least four decades, according to preliminary government data. Death certificates are still coming in and the count could rise. But officials expect a substantial decline will endure, despite worries that COVID-19 could lead to more suicides. It is hard to say exactly why suicide deaths dropped so much, but one factor may be a phenomenon seen in the early stag...
Tags: Cbs News, America, Tech, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Marketwatch, COVID, Christine Moutier, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention You


Documentary Claims to Unmask 'Q'. Are Q's Drops Over?

QAnon "was all but confirmed to be a hoax by the person who ran the hoax," writes Mashable, citing the finale of a six-episode documentary on HBO by Cullen Hoback. "All of it leads back to the same place — that there are very few other people who could have and would have made the Q drops other than the person who ran the place where they were posted," notes Newsweek: Ahead of the first episode, Ron Watkins posted on encrypted messaging service Telegram stating: "I am not Q. I've never spoken...
Tags: Hbo, Tech, Bbc, Atlantic, Abc News, Trump, Jim, Ron, Watkins, Cullen, Federal Elections Commission, Hoback, Cullens, Steve Bannon, Fredrick Brennan, Ron Watkins


Why are there still so few black scientists in the UK?

There have been many reports but little action: UK university science departments need to do more to fix their serious diversity problem‘Not built for minorities to succeed’: black scientists on academia’s race problemThe Nobel laureate poet Sir Derek Walcott once said that the English language is nobody’s special property: “It is the property of the imagination.” Much the same could be said for science. It should be said. Except this isn’t quite so. Not yet.Data on who is doing science has rece...
Tags: UK, Science, Technology, Chemistry, Physics, Higher Education, Royal Society, Black Lives Matter Movement, Derek Walcott, Higher Education Statistics Agency


Saturday's Best Deals: Samsung 70" 4K TV, Asus Gaming Monitor, Cutlery Brushes, 2L Hydration Bladder, Grepro Jump Starter, and More

A Samsung 70-inch smart 4K tv and a Grepro jump starter lead Saturday’s best deals.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Ipad, Publishing, Microsoft, Newegg, Macys, Kindle, Memory, Samsung, Walmart, Netflix, Cuisinart, Nvidia, Nintendo


Japan Poised to Approve Release of Fukushima Nuclear Plant Water Into the Ocean

New submitter evaverdeazul shared this report from Japan Today: The Japanese government is poised to release treated radioactive water accumulated at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea despite opposition from fishermen, sources familiar with the matter said Friday. It will hold a meeting of related ministers as early as Tuesday to formally decide on the plan, a major development following over seven years of discussions on how to discharge the water used to cool down melted fuel ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, China, Tech, Fukushima, Fukushima Daiichi, Fukushima Nuclear Plant Water Into the Ocean, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc TEPCO


[PODCAST] iCIMS – Breaking Down The 2021 Workforce Report With Charles Mah

iCIMS – Breaking Down The 2021 Workforce Report With Charles Mah On today’s show, I have Charles Mah here from iCIMS to discuss the 2021 Workforce Report with us. He’ll talk about the findings and some of his thoughts on the findings as well. It’s going to be a great show. You can download the […]
Tags: Featured, News, Podcasts, Tech, Recruiting, Branding, Blog Posts, RecruitingDaily Podcast, Charles Mah


Why You Shouldn't Mow a Wet Lawn

While living somewhere with enough grass to be considered a “lawn” has its benefits, it also means having to mow the lawn. Considering that it’s hard enough to get your indoor chores done, finding the time to cut your grass can be tricky. And sometimes, your window of opportunity to mow the lawn just happens to be…Read more...
Tags: Tools, Technology, Plants, Lifehacks, Bob Vila, Mower, Lawn Care, Lawn, Lawn Mower, Grasslands, Gardening Tools, Agricultural Machinery, Cutting Tools, Poaceae


Scientists Dive Into Axolotl Genome, Looking For Secrets To Regeneration

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Its adorableness aside, the Mexican axolotl is a salamander of particular interest to scientists. On the molecular level, the animal seems to have a cheat code for life: It can regenerate its limbs and vital organs, an ability researchers are desperate to better understand for medical applications. Now, geneticists have gotten a clearer view of the smiling salamander's genome, rendering it on the chromosomal scale. The research was published this...
Tags: Tech, Gizmodo, National Academy of Sciences, Elly Tanaka


Top Stories: 'Find My' Expansion, iPhone 13 Pro Mockup, Largest-Ever iMac?

Apple's AirTags may still be nowhere to be seen nearly two years after signs of them were first discovered, but Apple this week launched its Find My network accessory program that will let third-party devices integrate with the Find My app on Apple's platforms to make it easy to keep track of your items. This week also saw fresh rumors about the upcoming "iPhone 13" and new iMacs, while Microsoft and Samsung continue to take aim at Apple with their marketing. Read on for details on these stor...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Microsoft, Samsung, Intel, Top Stories, Belkin, MacRumors YouTube, MacRumors Newsletter Each, Ultra Wideband, Third Party Devices Apple, Model Apple, New Sonos Roam Speaker Sonos, Mac Sonos


Musicians deserve a raise too, and they're right to organize against Spotify's exploitative practices

A person wears a protective face mask while playing a Baroque guitar in Central Park as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on July 29, 2020 in New York City. Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images When the pandemic struck, the floor was pulled out from working musicians who make their livings on the road. Streaming has come to dominate the music industry, and further impoverishing the artists who create the value...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Boston, Massachusetts, Trends, Mit, Citigroup, Nashville, Daniel Ek, Kazaa, Central Park, North Carolina State University, Napster, Prospect, Providence Rhode Island, David Dayen


One Door Retires the Paper Planogram With An Integrated Marketing Campaign

One Door, a leading provider of cloud-based visual merchandising software, is launching an integrated marketing campaign that brings the traditional retail-merchandising tool, the paper planogram, into the 21stcentury, according to One Door’s CEO Tom Erskine. One Door’s Merchandising Cloudplatform is built for store teams first, transforming the way retailers plan, execute, and analyze their in-store merchandising. Merchandising Cloud is the only platform that delivers a mobile-first,...
Tags: Technology, Featured, Advertising, Tim Foley, One Door, Integrated Marketing Campaign, Joe Berkeley, Joe Berkeley LLC, Tom Erskine One Door, YouTube OTT, Marty Siewert, Door Inc, Jane Roper


Best Buy Canada Weekly Deals: Save up to $150 on Select Vacuums and Floor Care Products. + More Offers

Best Buy Canada has new weekly offers available now, that include: Home Living Save up to 40% on select patio furniture, BBQ and more. Smart Home    Huge selection of TP-Link on sale. Score huge savings on select smart home technology. Great savings on Ring products on sale. Save up to $50 on select Google nest products. Major appliances Take an extra 10% off select ENERGY STAR certified major kitchen appliances. Enjoy free local delivery on select ENERGY STAR certified washer and dryer se...
Tags: Google, Shopping, Samsung, Canada, Energy Star, Vtech, Canadian Daily Deals, Best Buy Canada, Best Buy Canada Weekly Deals, Top Brands Save, Baby Maternity Save, Sports Recreation Shop


Apple is reportedly refusing to testify at an upcoming congressional antitrust hearing as its App Store remains at the center of scrutiny

Apple CEO Tim Cook speak to the press during a tour of the Flextronics computer manufacturing facility, with US President Donald Trump, where Apple's Mac Pros are assembled in Austin, Texas, on November 20, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images US senators wrote a letter to CEO Tim Cook calling Apple's absence at an upcoming hearing "unacceptable." The hearing will discuss concerns of anticompetitive behavior surrounding Apple and Google's app stores. Google, per Reuters, has ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Politics, Cook, News, Minnesota, Congress, US, Trends, Tech, New York Times, Arizona, Tim Cook, Retail, Amy Klobuchar, App Store


It's smackdown season in techland

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Facebook's latest user privacy fiascoSnowflake and Databricks are on a collision courseThe $300 face mask for your cyborg makeover Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. Soundtrack: This week's newsletter has been specially designed to be consumed while listening to Blue Öyster Cult's "Godzilla" This week: It's smackdown season i...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Enterprise, China, US, Newsletter, Trends, Beijing, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, Warner Bros, KKR



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