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Whitest-Ever Paint Could Help Cool Heating Earth, Study Shows

AmiMoJo shares a report from The Guardian: The whitest-ever paint has been produced by academic researchers, with the aim of boosting the cooling of buildings and tackling the climate crisis. The new paint reflects 98% of sunlight as well as radiating infrared heat through the atmosphere into space. In tests, it cooled surfaces by 4.5C below the ambient temperature, even in strong sunlight. The researchers said the paint could be on the market in one or two years. Currently available reflective ...
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Dogecoin Has Risen 400 Percent In the Last Week Because Why Not

Dogecoin has seen its price rise by a factor of five over the last week. Yesterday, it was trading at $0.13. Today, it's one of the world's 10 most valuable cryptocurrencies, with a market capitalization of $45 billion. Ars Technica's Timothy B. Lee writes: Dogecoin's price tripled over the next 36 hours. My editor suggested that I write about whether Dogecoin's rise is a sign of an overheated crypto market, but for a coin like Dogecoin, I'm not sure that's even a meaningful concept. Dogecoin is...
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US House Committee Approves Blueprint For Big Tech Crackdown

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Associated Press: The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee formally approved a report accusing Big Tech companies of buying or crushing smaller firms, Representative David Cicilline's office said in a statement on Thursday. With the approval during a marathon, partisan hearing, the more than 400-page staff report will become an official committee report, and the blueprint for legislation to rein in the market power of the likes of Alphabe...
Tags: Amazon, Congress, US, Tech, Federal Trade Commission, David Cicilline, Google Apple Amazon, Big Tech, House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Justice Department s Antitrust Division


How to log in to Goodreads on desktop or mobile, so you can catalog your reading list online

There are several ways to log in to Goodreads, a popular online hub for tracking your reads. Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images You can log in to Goodreads using a Goodreads account or an existing Facebook, Amazon, Google, or Apple account. For the iOS or Android app, you can use a Goodreads account or an active Facebook, Amazon, or Apple account to sign in. If you used a Google account to create a Goodreads account, you'll need to set a Goodreads-specific password to log in on th...
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A guide to haptics, the technology that makes your devices vibrate, shake, and more

Haptic Touch on an iPhone uses vibrations to mimic the feeling of pressing a button or scrolling. Lorenzo Di Cola/NurPhoto via Getty Images Haptics are any type of technology that gives you a tactile response - for example, when your phone vibrates. If you use an iPhone, you may be familiar with Haptic Touch, a feature which vibrates your phone when you long-press the screen. Haptics have been around since the 1970s, and are used in medical equipment, video games, and more. Visit Insider&...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Trends, Macbook, Nintendo, Touchscreen, 3d Touch, Magic Mouse, Taptic Engine, Haptic Feedback, Tech Insider, Haptics, Haptic Touch, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


Mercedes-Benz Unveils New Flagship EQS Electric Sedan To Take On Tesla

Mercedes-Benz's parent company Daimler AG unveiled Thursday its newest battery-powered sedan that challenges Tesla in the high-end electric car space. CNBC reports: The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS, unveiled Thursday, marks a new era for the German automaker as it pivots to EVs. The car will be part of its large S-Class car family when it arrives in U.S. showrooms in the fall. Most notably, the interior of the vehicle looks like a cockpit out of a futuristic spacecraft more than a car. It has screens ...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Cnbc, Mercedes Benz, Daimler AG, Mercedes Benz EQS


Codecov Bash Uploader Compromised In Supply Chain Hack

wiredmikey shares a report from SecurityWeek: Security response professionals are scrambling to measure the fallout from a software supply chain compromise of Codecov Bash Uploader that went undetected since January and exposed sensitive secrets like tokens, keys and credentials from organizations around the world. The hack occurred four months ago but was only discovered in the wild by a Codecov customer on the morning of April 1, 2021, the company said. Codecov is considered the vendor of choi...
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Can an iPhone be hacked? A breakdown of common hacks and cyber hygiene best practices

To avoid being hacked, make sure you stay away from suspicious links and spam messages. Neil Godwin/Future via Getty Images Your iPhone can be hacked in various ways, although iPhones are safer than Androids. Experts say the best way to stay safe from hacks is to be vigilant of strange links or sketchy apps and to only give out information when necessary. Poor battery life and sluggish performance can be indicators of an iPhone hack. You might need to restore your iPhone to factory setting...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Trends, Malware, Cybersecurity, Spyware, Green, Hacking, iPhone hacking, App Store, Icloud, Apple Id, Jailbreaking, Johns Hopkins, Carnegie Mellon University, Don


How to format an SD card and erase all of its data

There are multiple ways to format an SD card. nicolas_/Getty Images You can format an SD card using Windows, Mac, and Android devices, and likely your digital camera too. Formatting an SD card will erase everything on it, including the junk or corrupted files you usually can't see. If your SD card won't format correctly, make sure the write-protect switch isn't turned on. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you've ever used an SD card before, you...
Tags: Android, Sd Cards, Mac, Trends, Data, Pc, Fat, Dslr, Formatting, Sd Card, Dave Johnson, DSLR cameras, Tech Insider, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference


Facebook Reaches 100% Renewable-Energy Milestone

Facebook has reached a key environmental goal early: The social media company now purchases enough renewable energy to run all of its operations around the world, it announced this week. CBS News reports: Facebook joins a handful of tech companies that have committed to ambitious green energy goals, including Microsoft, Apple and Alphabet, the parent company of Google. Over the past few years, Facebook has cut its greenhouse gas emissions significantly. Since 2017, carbon emissions from the comp...
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Analyst believes LTPO displays will not be restricted to a single iPhone 13 model

Rumors have been strongly suggesting that Apple will adopt LTPO displays in the iPhone 13 this year, which will enable higher refresh...
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Apple's App Store Hosted Kiddie Games With Secret Gambling Dens Inside

According to app developer Kosta Eleftheriou, Apple's App Store hosted a kid's game that's actually a front for gambling websites. "The secret password isn't one you'd be likely to guess: you have to be in the right country -- or pretend to be in the right country using a VPN," writes Sean Hollister via The Verge. "But then, instead of launching an ugly monkey-flipping endless runner game filled with typos and bugs, the very same app launches a casino experience." From the report: The app, "Jung...
Tags: Apple, US, Tech, Turkey, Italy, Vpn, App Store, Gizmodo, Sean Hollister, Eleftheriou, Kosta Eleftheriou, Colin Malachi


Google Earth Now Shows Decades of Climate Change in Seconds (slashdot)

Google Earth has partnered with NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey, the EU's Copernicus Climate Change Service, and Carnegie Mellon University's CREATE Lab to bring users time-lapse images of the planet's surface -- 24 million satellite photos taken over 37 years. Together they offer photographic evidence of a planet changing faster than at any time in millennia. Shorelines creep in. Cities blossom. Trees fall. Water reservoirs shrink. Glaciers melt and fracture. From a report: "We can objectively...
Tags: Google, News, Eu, Nasa, Earth, Google Earth, Usgs, Carnegie Mellon University, Rebecca Moore, Msmash, Copernicus Climate Change Service, Cities blossom Trees


A Tesla Helped Police Track Down a Hate Crime Suspect

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Throughout December, someone was setting fires at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Presbyterian Church, a "predominately Black" congregation located in Springfield, Massachusetts. An FBI affidavit claims that the last of these fires, set on Dec. 28, "essentially destroyed" the building -- burning away large parts of the interior. During this period, the same person is suspected of having carried out a "series of tire-slashings" targeted at ve...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Fbi, Maine, Gizmodo, Springfield, U S Justice Department, Springfield Massachusetts, Dushko Vulchev, interior During, Vulchev


Reuters Drops a Paywall. Will Lawyers Pay $34.99 a Month to Get What Was Free Legal News?

After failing in its first attempt to expand beyond its wire service roots with its consumer facing, Reuters Next, Reuters announced this week that it’s making its Reuters.com a destination site for “business professionals” behind a paywall. Until now, Reuters.com cost $0 to reach directly or via Google or a RSS feed. The new cost is $34.99 a month for a deeper level of coverage for industry verticals including healthcare, autos, sustainable business, and, of course, legal. Per Laura H...
Tags: Google, Law, Uncategorized, Thomson Reuters, Reuters, Bloomberg Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Corp, Hasker, Steve Hasker, Reuters News, Laura Hazard Owen, Michael Friedenberg, Alessandra Galloni, Reuters Next Reuters


51 Mother's Day gifts under $50 that are still thoughtful and personal

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Mother's Day is a great opportunity to show thanks for your mom or guardian with a thoughtful gift. You don't have to spend a fortune - there are plenty of great gifts for mom under $50. We did the tough digging and found 51 of the best gifts for Mother's Day under $50. While nothing shows your appreciation for mom like your year-round love and support, a Mother's Day gift she'll love is alw...
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Zelle is a safe way to send and receive money, but beware of scammers

When you're sending money to a trusted recipient, Zelle is a safe option. damircudic/Getty Images Zelle is safe, as long as you know and trust the person you're sending money to. Once you authorize a payment, it'll go through, and there's no form of fraud protection. Zelle runs through your personal bank's digital infrastructure, so it's as secure as your bank. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There's no shortage of peer-to-peer digit...
Tags: Google, Security, Craigslist, Privacy, Finance, Trends, Paypal, Venmo, Money Transfer, Online Safety, CreditCards, Jake Hill, Tom Kelly, Dave Johnson, Scammers, Rossman


Here's What's Going on With the Roku Remote Pro's Streaming Buttons

If you go all-in on Roku’s new Voice Remote Pro, you may end up getting one sans the Apple TV+ button seen in marketing materials.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Disney, Apple TV, Netflix, Computing, Roku, Smart TV, Multimedia, Sling TV, Apple Inc, Information and Communications Technology, Networking hardware, Digital Media Players, Television Technology


Daily Crunch: Squarespace files to go public

Squarespace is going public, Apple shares some music payment details and Twitter bans the founder of the right-wing media organization Project Veritas. This is your Daily Crunch for April 16, 2021. The big story: Squarespace files to go public Squarespace has filed to go public via direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol SQSP. The company behind the popular website builder has seen its revenue grow 28% year-over-year, from $484.8 million in 2019 to $621.1 in 2020. ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Spotify, Australia, Ipo, US, America, Tech, Pakistan, Gm, New York Stock Exchange, Ocado, Squarespace, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, O'Keefe


The Smart Home May Finally Be Unified Under One CHIP

The tech industry loves a coalition. Sometimes those coalitions lead absolutely nowhere, but in one particular case, the big companies working together is actually beneficial for consumers.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Science, Technology, Home Automation, Mesh Networking, Zigbee, Homekit, Wireless Networking, Thread, Smart Speakers, Building Automation, Connected Home Over Ip, Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Networking


The Quality of Your Coffee May Soon Be Determined by a Robot

The days of experts gathering in a sealed-off room to sip coffee and grade beans on their color, aroma and taste may be numbered. From a report: An Israeli company has developed a handheld device that is able to scan beans to determine their quality. The machine, powered by artificial intelligence, will need a human to input the quality parameters first, but after that, it will be able to classify coffee before it's even roasted. The company has completed a pilot program with Carcafe, the Colomb...
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The Fitbit Sense is an excellent smartwatch and fitness tracker, but the cheaper Versa 3 is still the best choice

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Sarah Lord/Insider The Fitbit Sense packs most of the latest technology into a fairly-priced $299.95 smartwatch. Unlike some of its competitors, The Sense has an EDA and skin temperature sensor to track stress. The Versa 3 offers a similar experience to the Sense, but is $70 cheaper. Check out our guide to the best smartwatches for more buying advice. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Updated on 04...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Spotify, Fitness, Samsung, Trends, Pandora, New York Times, Stress Management, Fitbit, Garmin, Sarah, Cornell Tech, EDA, Yale School of Medicine


The best speaker deals - save $120 on Vizio's flagship Dolby Atmos soundbar

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Vizio Speakers with good performance can be pricey, but they often go on sale. We've compiled all the best speaker deals for April 2021. Right now, you can get Vizio's 5.1.4 Elevate Soundbar for $879 - that's $121 off its full price. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Great speakers can make listening to music far more enjoyable, and there are plenty of deals to be found. These days, even r...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, TV, Audio, Speakers, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Tech, Features, Tech Deals, Home Theater, Vizio, Soundbars, Alexa


This Mini Modular Computer Helps You Build Gadgets From Scratch

DIY modular gadgets are nothing new, but they’ve had varying amounts of success over the years. Some devices managed to pick up steam, like AIAIAI’s TMA-2 headphones, while others, like the Blocks smartwatch and Google’s modular phone, crashed and burned. Mixed success in designing and launching these devices isn’t…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Bluetooth, Computing, Gadget, Scratch, Windows Vista, Aiaiai, TMA, Application Software, Technology Internet, Microsoft Gadgets, Anil Reddy


Google's Project Zero Updates Vulnerability Disclosure Rules To Add Patch Cushion

The Google Project Zero security team has updated its vulnerability disclosure guidelines to add a cushion of 30 days to some security bug disclosures, so end-users have enough time to patch software and prevent attackers from weaponizing bugs. From a report: This week's changes are of particular importance because a large part of the cybersecurity community has adopted Project Zero's rules as the unofficial methodology for disclosing a security bug to software vendors and then to the general pu...
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Will 2021 be the year the industry finally embraces mortgage tech?

The housing industry is gearing up for a boom in mortgage tech. Some of housing's top experts explain why.
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Peloton responds to concerns over Apple GymKit integration

Third-party hardware integration can be a tricky thing. Peloton this week raised some eyebrows by dropping Apple GymKit compatibility for its Bike Bootcamp program. Users were, naturally, quick to react. The situation left some wondering whether the move was a direct response to Apple’s recent entry into the home exercise market with Fitness+. A Peloton spokesperson offered the following statement to TechCrunch, “Apple GymKit is designed to work with equipment-based cardio workouts. However, Pel...
Tags: Apple, Health, Hardware, Fitness, Tech, Apple Watch, Peloton, Gymkit, However Peloton


Business continuity planning is a necessity for your fund and portfolio

Will Poole Contributor Share on Twitter Will Poole is co-founder and managing partner of Capria Ventures, a global financial services firm leading, partnering with and funding the largest network of fund managers collaborating to deliver superior returns and scaled impact in emerging markets. Just shy of a year ago, I sent an email to our global fund manager partners and to our direct portfolio CEOs titled “Only the decisive s...
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Katie Haun on saying yes to Coinbase and where a16z’s crypto fund is placing its bets now

Coinbase, the newly public cryptocurrency exchange, has had it share of ups and downs. Still, the nearly nine-year-old, San Francisco-based outfit got a lot right ahead of its highly successful direct listing this week, including, seemingly, inviting in former federal prosecutor Katie Haun to join its board in 2017. At the time, Haun had just spent 11 years working for the Justice Department, handling cases relating to violent murders and organized crime and, later, the fast-growing world of cry...
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Katie Haun on saying yes to Coinbase and where a16z’s crypto fund is largely placing its bets now

Coinbase, the newly public cryptocurrency exchange, has had it share of ups and downs. Still, the nearly nine-year-old, San Francisco-based outfit got a lot right ahead of its highly successful direct listing this week, including, seemingly, inviting in former federal prosecutor Katie Haun to join its board in 2017. At the time, Haun had already spent 11 years working for the Justice Department, handling cases relating to violent murders and organized crime and, later, the fast-growing world of ...
Tags: TC, Silk Road, San Francisco, Tech, Bitcoin, Venture Capital, Nba, Andreessen Horowitz, Ross Ulbricht, Justice Department, Coinbase, Btc, Chris Dixon, NFT, Armstrong, Mount Gox



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