Comment on strawberry summer cake by Lisa

I’ve made this recipe twice in two weeks — once the sheet cake version, and then today a VERY similar recipe shared by a Google campus chef. The main differences in the Google version were 1) only 3/4 cup sugar, 2) turbinado sugar, a whole 1/4 cup of it, as the topping, 3) written for a 9×9 square pan, for which I instead used an 8×8 square brownie pan and it worked fine if thicker than my first sheet cake attempt. So next time I’ll just make this recipe and bake it in an 8×8 pan, with reduced s...
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American Honey Is Radioactive From Decades of Nuclear Bomb Testing

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The world's nuclear powers have detonated more than 500 nukes in the atmosphere. These explosions were tests, shows of force to rival nations, and proof that countries such as Russia, France, and the U.S. had mastered the science of the bomb. The world's honey has suffered for it. According to a new study published in Nature Communications, honey in the United States is full of fallout lingering from those atmospheric nuclear tests. For the...
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A New Facebook Bug Exposes Millions of Email Addresses

Still smarting from last month's dump of phone numbers belonging to 500 million Facebook users, the social media giant has a new privacy crisis to contend with: a tool that, on a massive scale, links Facebook accounts with their associated email addresses, even when users choose settings to keep them from being public. Wired reports: A video circulating on Tuesday showed a researcher demonstrating a tool named Facebook Email Search v1.0, which he said could link Facebook accounts to as many as 5...
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New Siri Remote lacks accelerometer and gyroscope, affecting some Apple TV games

Along with the new sixth-generation Apple TV announced during Apple’s special event on Tuesday, the company introduced a new version of...
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Content Strategy Case Study: Apple Airtag

The Apple way of doing things has become more than a trend. Whether you’re an Apple user or not, you likely understand they are one of the strongest voices the content world has ever seen. They have such clear, straightforward messaging. It seems everyone is either studying how they do it, or trying to replicate their strategy. At the Apple Event on Tuesday, I took special note of how they introduced a new product, the Apple Airtag. I thought I’d share some observations about how they introd...
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United States: Hotel Lawyer: How Does The Supreme Court's Google v. Oracle Case Impact The Hotel Industry? - Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP

The recent ruling in Google v. Oracle has altered the definition of "fair use" when it comes to functional works such as code. While the use of existing creative works must still be transformative ...
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Samsung's New Upcycling Program Allows You To Turn An Old Galaxy Phone Into a New IoT Device

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Today, with the expansion of its Galaxy Upcycling at Home service (which is still in beta), users in the U.S., U.K., and South Korea will get access to an experimental feature in the SmartThings app designed to give an old Galaxy handset new life as a useful smart home accessory. By using the app to reconfigure the device's battery usage and optimization, Samsung says even older devices will still be able to deliver good longevity, while the phon...
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Look, Apple Isn't Going to Put macOS on the iPad

After Apple announced this week that both its new iMac and iPad Pro lineup were getting its stellar M1 processor, a lot of people speculated if that meant the company was getting ready to put macOS on the iPad. And look, maybe that would be a great thing—a touchscreen Mac at long last!—but Apple is definitely not…Read more...
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Man Sues Apple For Terminating Apple ID With $24K Worth of Content

According to a complaint filed on Tuesday, Apple user Matthew Price spent nearly $25,000 on content attached to his Apple ID, which was terminated by the company for unknown reasons. The lawsuit targets a clause in Apple's media services terms and conditions, which states a user with a terminated Apple ID cannot access media content that they've purchased. AppleInsider reports: "Apple's unlawful and unconscionable clause as a prohibited de facto liquidated damages provision which is triggered wh...
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Flaws In John Deere's Website Provides a Map To Customers, Equipment

chicksdaddy shares a report from The Security Ledger: Websites for customers of agricultural equipment maker John Deere contained vulnerabilities that could have allowed a remote attacker to harvest sensitive information on the company's customers including their names, physical addresses and information on the Deere equipment they own and operate, The Security Ledger reported. The researcher known as "Sick Codes" published two advisories on Thursday warning about the flaws in the
Tags: California, Tech, United States, Illinois, Department Of Homeland Security, John Deere, Deere, John Deere Operations Center, Customers Equipment

NYC Gig Workers Are Organizing Against Rampant E-Bike Theft and Assault

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: A massive procession of gig workers riding e-bikes with food coolers strapped to their backs protested in streets of Manhattan on Wednesday with a growing set of grievances: wage theft, no access to bathrooms, arbitrary deactivations, rampant e-bike theft, and violent assault and murder while they're working. The mass demonstration was the second organized by Los Deliveristas Unidos, a growing grassroots campaign formed by immigrant Latinx de...
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New Siri Remote Lacks Accelerometer and Gyroscope for Gaming on Apple TV

The new Apple TV 4K unveiled this week ships with a redesigned Siri Remote with a physical clickpad, new power and mute buttons for a TV, and a repositioned Siri button, but there's another change that has gone less noticed. According to Digital Trends, the new Siri Remote lacks an accelerometer and gyroscope, which allowed the original Siri Remote to function as a gaming controller. Apple even required tvOS games to support the Siri Remote following the launch of the fourth-generation Apple ...
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GCHQ chief: west faces ‘moment of reckoning’ over cybersecurity

Jeremy Fleming to say UK must ‘develop sovereign technologies’ and work with allies to ‘build better cyber-defences’ Britain and its allies face a “moment of reckoning” in which secure encryption and other future technologies may no longer be “shaped and controlled by the west”, according to the head of the spy agency GCHQ.In a speech on Friday, Jeremy Fleming will say the UK has to “develop sovereign technologies” and work with allies to “build better cyberdefences” to prosper in the future. Co...
Tags: Politics, UK, Technology, Gchq, UK News, Britain, Hacking, Defence policy, Telecoms, Espionage, Cyberwar, Jeremy Fleming

Facebook Preps Advertisers, App Developers, Audience Network Clients for iOS 14.5 Next Week

Apple confirmed earlier this week that iOS 14.5 and its accompanying prompts that will ask users whether they want to be tracked by applications will be made generally available next week, and Facebook responded by sharing suggestions for how advertisers, app developers and brands using the Facebook Audience Network monetization platform should prepare for the...
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'Mozilla Is Hellbent On Making Their New Firefox UI Unusable'

Artem S. Tashkinov writes: Over the past ten years, Firefox market share has decreased substantially and the web browser has lost its appeal and coolness. Seeing that, someone at Mozilla probably decided that the best way to entice people back is by changing its UI, thus Firefox has already seen quite a huge number of changes despite other major web browsers staying relatively the same in terms of their visuals; i.e. Google Chrome and Apple Safari look almost the same as they did a decade ago. T...
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Citi Bike rival JOCO brings shared, docked e-bikes to NYC

Move over Citi Bike, there’s a new docked, shared bike service in town — only this one is all electric. Next week, JOCO will be the first shared operator in New York City to launch a network of e-bike stations on private property for public use. The service, powered by shared mobility platform Vulog, will start with 30 stations and 300 e-bikes located around Manhattan, expanding to 100 stations and 1,000 bikes by June. This is not the first new shared operator to hit the streets of New York this...
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Tech Giants Support's Amazon-Bankrolled Java-Based AP CS Curriculum

theodp writes: on Wednesday announced that dozens of industry, education, and state leaders are supporting a new AP CS A Java-focused curriculum for high school students, which will be available at no charge to all schools starting in the 2022-23 school year. "We are proud to have the following companies on our Industry Advisory Panel: Adobe, Amazon, Atlassian, Disney, Epic Games, Goldman Sachs, Google, IBM, Instagram, Microsoft, Riot Games, Roblox, Snapchat, Spotify, Tesla, Un...
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With the current rental car shortage driving prices way up, Turo offers a cheaper way to rent vehicles directly from their owners. Here's what it's like to use.

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Owen Burke/Business Insider Turo is the sharing economy's answer to big car rental companies. You can rent everything from a standard Honda to the latest Tesla to a retro camper van. I've tried the service twice and found it to be an excellent and more affordable car rental option. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Though vaccine rollouts are well underway and travel is picking back up, travel...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, California, Cdc, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, United States, Vw, Ferrari, United Kingdom, Avis, San Diego, Airbnb

Researchers Take Down Botnet Pretending to Be Millions of People Watching TV

Fraudsters operate off the assumption that it’s way more profitable to think up byzantine ways to cheat people out of money than it is to just, like, work hard and ask for a promotion occasionally. For instance: an Israeli tech company is currently accused of using a very convoluted method to screw advertisers out of…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Google Play, Science, Technology, Computing, Human, Smart TV, Science and Technology, Botnet, Spamming, Alphabet Inc, Michael McNally, Computer Network Security

Daily Crunch: First impressions of Apple’s AirTags

We test out Apple’s lost item finder, Google Fi gets a new unlimited plan and Facebook tests new video ad targeting features. This is your Daily Crunch for April 22, 2021. The big story: First impressions of Apple’s AirTags AirTags are Apple’s new Tile competitor designed to help owners locate lost objects. They use Bluetooth technology to announce their presence to nearby devices with iOS 14.5 or above. Matthew Panzarino tried them out and reported that it could take 30 seconds or more to loc...
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Apple execs address merging the iPad and Mac, mini-LED, and more in new interview

Following the announcement of the new M1 iPad Pro and M1 iMac on Tuesday, Apple executives John Ternus and Greg Joswiak have sat down...
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Study shows how dangerously simple it is to manipulate voters (and daters) with AI

A pair of researchers, Ujué Agudo and Helena Matute of Universidad de Deusto in Spain, recently published a fascinating study demonstrating how easy it is to influence humans with algorithms. Up front: The basic takeaway from the work is that people tend to do what the algorithm says. Whether they’re being influenced to vote for a specific candidate based on an algorithmic recommendation or being funneled toward the perfect date on an app, we’re dangerously easy to influence with basic psycholog...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Science, Tech, Spain, Artificial Intelligence, Neural, Next Featured, Ujué Agudo, Helena Matute, Universidad de Deusto

Latest Windows Preview Build Adds Support For Linux GUI Apps

jonesy16 writes: While users have long been able to run Linux GUI apps on Windows by installing a separate X Server, this marks the first time that native support is available through the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL). Audio support and hardware acceleration are also provided, seemingly enabling a limitless set of use cases for those wishing to live the dual OS life. The change is identified in the recent preview build release along with a more in-depth discussion of the graphical subsystem ...
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Apple's Greg Joswiak: No Plans to Merge Mac and iPad

Apple earlier this week introduced refreshed 11 and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models with few external changes but one notable internal change - the introduction of the same M1 chip that was also used in the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini refreshes back in November. Apple marketing chief Greg Joswiak and hardware chief John Ternus this week did an interview with The Independent to talk about the new tablets. The use of an ‌M1‌ chip in an iPad naturally has led to speculation about the mergin...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Greg Joswiak, Joswiak, MacBook Pro MacBook Air, John Ternus, iPad Pro 12.9, Joz, Ternus, iPad Pro 11, Ternus Apple

Rocket Lawyer Raises $223 Million To Meet Growing Demand For Its Services

The financing was led by Vista Credit Partners a strategic credit investor and financing partner focused on the enterprise software, data, and technology markets.
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Apple TV 4K (2017) vs. Apple TV 4K (2021)

Apple's latest Apple TV 4K hardware hits shelves next month. Is it worth upgrading your 2017 model? We've put together this comparison guide to help you decide.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Apple TV, Home Theater, Buying Guides, Apple TV 4K, 6th gen Apple TV, 5th gen Apple TV

Oscar Commercials Sold Out at ABC Despite Ratings Outlook

ABC’s Oscar telecast may not draw as many viewers as it has in the past, but it will still air a full suite of commercials. The network has sold out all of its available advertising inventory for the annual awards event, Jerry Daniello, senior vice president, entertainment brand solutions, for Disney Advertising Sales, said in […]
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Deepfake tech takes on satellite maps

While the concept of “deepfakes,” or AI-generated synthetic imagery, has been decried primarily in connection with involuntary depictions of people, the technology is dangerous (and interesting) in other ways as well. For instance, researchers have shown that it can be used to manipulate satellite imagery to produce real-looking — but totally fake — overhead maps of cities. The study, led by Bo Zhao from the University of Washington, is not intended to alarm anyone but rather to show the risks a...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Space, Maps, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Satellite Imagery, Seattle, Aerospace, Mapping, Tacoma, University of Washington, Zhao

To sell or not to sell: Lessons from a bootstrapped CEO

Glen Rabie Contributor Share on Twitter Glen Rabie is co-founder and CEO of Yellowfin, a global analytics and BI software vendor. The clock begins ticking on a startup the day the doors open. Regardless of a young company’s struggles or success, sooner or later the question of when, how or whether to sell the enterprise presents itself. It’s possibly the biggest question an entrepreneur will face. For founders who self-funded ...
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Don't Buy the Old Apple TV

Please do not buy an older Apple TV just for the marginal savings. Hear me out.Read more...
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