Sleeping Less Than 6 Hours a Night In Midlife Raises Risk of Dementia 30%, Study Finds

According to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, six hours or less of sleep a night between the ages of 50, 60 and 70 was associated with a "30% increased dementia risk," independent of "sociodemographic, behavioral, cardiometabolic, and mental health factors," including depression. CNN reports: "Sleep is important for normal brain function and is also thought to be important for clearing toxic proteins that build up in dementias from the brain," said Tara Spires-...
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How we’re minimizing AI’s carbon footprint

The book that led to my visit to Google. When I first visited Google back in 2002, I was a computer science professor at UC Berkeley. My colleague John Hennessey and I were updating our textbook on computer architecture, and Larry Page — who rode a hot-rodded electric scooter at the time — agreed to show me how his then three-year-old company designed its computing for Search. I remember the setup was lean yet powerful: just 6,000 low-cost PC servers and 12,000 PC disks answering 70 million...
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With a Push From Apple, Rival Aluminum Makers Team Up Against CO2

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a Bloomberg article, written by Joe Deaux: As David DeYoung, then a director of business technologies at Alcoa, walked into Apple's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters in September 2015, he knew that the stakes were high. DeYoung led a group of engineers who'd spent decades pursuing the holy grail for the notoriously dirty aluminum industry: a way to smelt the metal without producing any direct carbon emissions. Apple, which Harbor Intelligence analyst Jorg...
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Europe Proposes Strict Rules For Artificial Intelligence

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: The European Union unveiled strict regulations on Wednesday to govern the use of artificial intelligence, a first-of-its-kind policy that outlines how companies and governments can use a technology seen as one of the most significant, but ethically fraught, scientific breakthroughs in recent memory. The draft rules would set limits around the use of artificial intelligence in a range of activities, from self-driving cars to hiring deci...
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New iPad Pro for Legal Bloggers

Apple did its first product launch of the year, this week. To fully appreciate the show you needed an eighty-inch monitor and your yellow lab and golden retriever along side. Only the golden retriever watches television. Though Tim Cook and Apple do a heck of a show launching new products, I was most interested in the new iPad Pro. Other than my iPhone, I use an iPad Pro for all of my blogging. I do all of my work on my iPad and iPhone. I have an iMac on the side of my desk but I do...
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Google and Apple attacked on app store 'monopoly'

Republican and Democrat senators criticise Apple and Google for alleged anti-competitive behaviour.
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Lina Khan’s timely tech skepticism makes for a refreshingly friendly FTC confirmation hearing

One never knows how a confirmation hearing will go these days, especially one for a young outsider nominated to an important position despite challenging the status quo and big business. Lina Khan, just such a person up for the position of FTC Commissioner, had a surprisingly pleasant time of it during today’s Senate Commerce Committee confirmation hearing — possibly because her iconoclastic approach to antitrust makes for good politics these days. Khan, an associate professor of law at Columbia...
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App makers blast Apple and Google in Senate hearing on app store policies

Apple and Google faced a battery of accusations on Wednesday from prominent app developers, including Spotify and Tile, who alleged that the large tech platforms have abused their dominance and harmed competition.
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Apple Adds New 'Hello' Screen Saver in macOS Big Sur 11.3

macOS Big Sur 11.3 includes a hidden "Hello" screen saver that appears to be designed for the new iMac models, but which can also be installed on any Mac that's running the 11.3 update. As outlined by 9to5Mac, the new screen saver is not available by default, but with a simple set of instructions, can be accessed on even non-M1 ‌iMac‌ machines. On a Mac running ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11.3, follow these instructions: Open the System folder. Click on Library. Click on Screen Savers. ...
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Dearly Beloved, We're Gathered Here to Say Goodbye to the Best Apple TV Remote

Friends, family, past and current Apple TV users, we are gathered here today to mourn the loss of the very best remote for streaming.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Technology, Apple TV, Chromecast, Itunes, Mobile Phones, Computing, Apple Inc, Siri Remote, Networking hardware, Apple TV 4K, Digital Media Players, Television Technology

Amazon One's Palm-Scanning Payments Are Coming To Whole Foods

Amazon One is now testing its palm-scanning payment technology in Whole Foods, starting with a single store in Amazon's home city of Seattle. The Verge reports: The company has been using Amazon One payment technology in its Amazon-branded stores in the Seattle area (including Amazon Go and Amazon Books), but the Whole Foods rollout will make the most substantial expansion of the technology yet. The company says that thousands of customers have already signed up with Amazon One. According to an ...
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How to Disable an Unknown AirTag Found Moving With You to Prevent Being Tracked (mac rumors)

Apple's new AirTag item tracker lets you easily track things like your keys, wallet, purse, backpack, luggage, and more. AirTags have a small, circular design with a white side and a polished stainless steel side with an Apple logo. AirTag has been designed to discourage unwanted tracking. If you are an iPhone or iPad user, the built-in Find My app will notify you if an unknown AirTag is seen moving with you over time by displaying an "AirTag Found Moving With You" message on the screen. Ev...
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As UiPath closes above its final private valuation, CFO Ashim Gupta discusses his company’s path to market

After an upward revision, UiPath priced its IPO last night at $56 per share, a few dollars above its raised target range. The above-range price meant that the unicorn put more capital into its books through its public offering. For a company in a market as competitive as robotic process automation (RPA), the funds are welcome. In fact, RPA has been top of mind for startups and established companies alike over the last year or so. In that time frame, enterprise stalwarts like SAP, Microsoft, IBM ...
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Future Macs will borrow this awesome tech from the iPad Pro

When it was revealed at Apple’s Spring Loaded Event, the new iPad Pro had an amazing piece of tech. Now, a report says the MacBook Pro is getting in on the act.
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iPad Pro: Apple's new M1 tablet is pretty much becoming a Mac

A new processor, 5G, a promising camera, Thunderbolt and... a high price tag.
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Belarusian Regime's Thugs Shut Down Imaguru, the Country's Key Startup Hub

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: After visits by unnamed masked intruders and the cancellation of its lease, Imaguru -- the country's key startup hub, event and co-working space in Minsk -- has effectively been shut down by the Lukashenko regime, which has led a brutal crackdown on its own people in recent months. But the company behind the space says it will defy the authorities and continue its activities online. Since 2013, Imaguru had become known as being the birthplac...
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Congress is diving into the App Store fight

Match Group, Spotify, and Tile testified against Apple’s fees.
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Signal's CEO Just Hacked the Cops' Favorite Phone Cracking Tool and Became a Legend

Cellebrite, which is a favorite of law enforcement agencies across the U.S., sells software designed to unlock phones and extract their data. Police frequently use it to gather evidence from seized devices. In the past, the company has received criticism for its willingness to sell to pretty much any…Read more...
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Daily Crunch: Google Meet will get a new look and new features

Google announces upgrades to Google Meet, Amazon is bringing its palm scanner to Whole Foods and Microsoft looks at the effect of video calls on our brains. This is your Daily Crunch for April 21, 2021. The big story: Google Meet will get a new look and new features Google Meet is getting a number of updates, including a new user interface that should make the controls more visible (rather than hiding them in menus), the ability to pin multiple video feeds, autozoom (which will automatically pla...
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'We're all afraid' of Google and Apple, app makers tell Congress

Match Group's chief legal officer accused Google of calling to threaten the company the day before the hearing.
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Apple AirTags Have Created a Whole New World of Accessories

Apple’s little Bluetooth location-tracking AirTags are finally here and ready to be attached to your key rings, luggage handles, or whatever else you tend to lose and would very much like to find again. Sure, you can absolutely buy an AirTag and throw it in a bag without any covering whatsoever, but you’ll probably…Read more...
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Look at this tiny new Polaroid camera can you believe it

A lot has changed in the last decade-ish of instant photography, yet all the while the boxy build of instant cameras has stayed more or less intact. Modern instant shooters have slimmed down and put on a variety of calming pastel tones, but they’re not exactly slender. But lo, Polaroid — the new Polaroid, not the old Polaroid — has done a thing. The company says its latest camera, the Polaroid Go, is the world’s smallest analog instant camera. And you know, yeah, it looks really quite small. How...
Tags: TC, Hardware, Tech, Cameras, Polaroid, Devin Coldewey, Instant Photos, Instax Mini Polaroid

Daily Mail Newspaper Sues Google For “Manipulating Search Results”

It alleges Google “punishes” publishers in its rankings if they don’t sell enough advertising space in its marketplace. Google called the claims “meritless”. Associated Newspapers’ concerns stem from its assessment that its coverage of the Royal Family in 2021 has been downplayed in search results. – BBC
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Spotify Calls Apple's App Store Restrictions 'An Abusive Power Grab'

At an App Store antitrust hearing that took place today, Spotify and Match Group (the company behind Tinder) accused Apple of abusing its ‌App Store‌ powers to to disadvantage rival services, reports Bloomberg. Spotify chief Legal Officer Horacio Gutierrez said that Apple's rules are "nothing more than an abusive power grab." "Apple abuses its dominant position as a gatekeeper of the ‌App Store‌ to insulate itself from competition and disadvantage rival services like Spotify," Horacio Gutierrez...
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Congrats to OnePlus for Making Its Smartwatch Slightly Less Awful

The OnePlus Watch launch was catastrophic. Never had a flagship smartwatch since’s infamous Puls smartwatch failed in such spectacular fashion. I recently wrote 2,000 words about how it was the worst smartwatch I’ve ever used. Today OnePlus pushed out an over-the-air update that claims to fix some of the…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Technology, Smartwatch, Smartphone, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Computing, Oneplus, Carl Pei, Wearable Computers, Cloud Clients, Mobile Computers

Bank of England To Consider Digital Money Plan

The Bank of England and the Treasury have announced they are setting up a taskforce to explore the possibility of a central bank digital currency. From a report: The aim is to look at the risks and opportunities involved in creating a new kind of digital money. Issued by the Bank for use by households and businesses, it would exist alongside cash and bank deposits, rather than replacing them. No decision has been taken on whether to have such a currency in the UK. However, the government and the...
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Apple and Google pressed in antitrust hearing on whether app stores share data with product development teams

In today’s antitrust hearing in the U.S. Senate, Apple and Google representatives were questioned on whether they have a “strict firewall” or other internal policies in place that prevent them from leveraging the data from third-party businesses operating on their app stores to inform the development of their own competitive products. Apple, in particular, was called out for the practice of copying other apps by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who said the practice had become so common that i...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Ipad, Apps, Spotify, Wikipedia, Kindle, Tech, Smartphones, Apple TV, Netflix, Itunes, Computing, Watson, Firewall

Apple targeted in $50 million ransomware attack resulting in unprecedented schematic leaks

The group demands Apple pay up by May 1st.
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Canada judge delays extradition hearings in win for Huawei executive

Meng Wanzhou’s team had sought more time to review new documents after Hong Kong settlement with HSBCA Canada judge has agreed to delay Meng Wanzhou’s US extradition hearings for three months, according to a ruling read in court on Wednesday, handing the Huawei chief financial officer’s defense team a win.Meng, 49, was arrested at Vancouver international airport on charges of bank fraud in the US for allegedly misleading HSBC about Huawei’s business dealings in Iran, causing the bank to break US...
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29 thoughtful high school graduation gifts she'll actually use

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon Help her celebrate high school graduation with these 29 thoughtful gifts. Whether she's headed to college, work, or figuring out her next step, there's something for her. Some of our favorites include an instant camera, a custom map, and astrology-themed jewelry. Graduating from high school is a big deal. After 12 years of schooling, finally receiving that diploma is a big moment that m...
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