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'Not Even Student Work': MyPillow CEO's Social Media Site Botches Rollout

"Salon reports amateur-hour mistakes in the attempted rollout of FRANK, a social media site envisioned by Mike Lindell of MyPillow," writes Slashdot reader Tom239. "A Drupal expert described the code as 'not even student work.'" From the report: Speaking to Salon on Thursday afternoon about Lindell's site, one "Acquia Certified Drupal Grand Master," who oversees a technology firm that employs numerous other "grandmasters," said that Lindell's site was set up for failure from its inception, notin...
Tags: Navy, Tech, Drupal, Lindell, Slashdot, Mike Lindell


Apple TV Plus to Explore Peak Year for Rock and R&B in ‘1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything’ Docu-Series

When debates are had about what year in history represented popular music’s peak, the argument is often made for 1971. Apple TV Plus clearly gives some credence to that belief. The platform has announced imminent plans to premiere “1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything,” an eight-episode documentary series dedicated to using archival footage and […]
Tags: Apple, News, Asif Kapadia, James Gay-rees, Apple TV Plus, 1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything


The Most Effective Malaria Vaccine Yet Discovered

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a Science Magazine blog, written by Derek Lowe: Excellent news today: we have word of the most effective malaria vaccine yet discovered. A year-long trial in Burkina Faso has shown 77% efficacy, which is by far the record, and which opens the way to potentially relieving a nearly incalculable burden of disease and human suffering. This new vaccine (R21) uses a circumsporozoite protein (CSP) antigen -- that's a highly conserved protein of the parasite,...
Tags: Tech, Burkina Faso, Novavax, CSP, Derek Lowe


Honda To Stop Selling Combustion Engines Globally By 2040

Honda will end production of combustion motors by 2040 as it embarks on a wide-reaching drive to achieve total carbon neutrality by 2050 and to advance the development of its zero-emission powertrain solutions. AutoCar reports: Company president Toshihiro Mibe detailed a series of ambitious objectives at a press conference in Japan today, where he solidified the brand's commitment to leading "advancements which will be made in the areas of mobility, the power unit, energy and robotics." By 2050,...
Tags: Europe, Japan, US, Tech, General Motors, Shanghai, Honda, North America, FCEV, Toshihiro Mibe


One Step Closer To Getting 10 Gigabit At Home

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Now, thanks to Comcast and Broadcom, we're seeing the first tests of full-duplex (FDX) DOCSIS 4 system-on-chip (SoC) devices. Comcast's tests, done between Philadelphia and Denver, show that FDX can work with DOCSIS 4. FDX enables cable internet providers to run a high-speed internet connection both upstream and downstream simultaneously. In other words, while you won't see symmetric speeds, you will someday see 10 Gbps downstream and 6 Gbps upstre...
Tags: Tech, Comcast, Philadelphia, Denver, Broadcom, FDX, CableLabs, DOCSIS, FDX DOCSIS, SOHO CableLabs


Google Guacamole will let you use voice assistant without saying 'Hey, Google,' report says

The tech giant is reportedly testing a new Google Assistant feature for alarms, timers and calls.
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Google’s Guacamole may be premature, but it sounds ripe to become an Android feature

A phone version of the wake word-free actions Google rolled out for smart speakers two years ago.
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Dish To Use AWS For 5G Network

"Dish Network is partnering with Amazon to roll out 5G service in Las Vegas," writes Slashdot reader fermion. "They will evidently not only be the first cloud-based 5G service, but also will allow Amazon to test its network in a large telecommunication situation." CNBC reports: Dish will start operating "the first standalone, cloud-based 5G Open Radio Access Network in the United States, beginning with Las Vegas later this year," the company said in a statement Wednesday. The statement said Amaz...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, United States, Las Vegas, Cnbc, Dave Brown, Open Radio Access Network


Here’s to 5 decades of the news biz for Dennis McCarthy (and 4 at the Daily News)

Reporter Dennis McCarthy — that’s him on the left — a few decades ago. (Photo courtesy 0f Dennis McCarthy) Fifty years as a newspaperman, that’s what I’m looking at this month. Fifty years since I got my first job at an afternoon daily after graduating from San Fernando Valley State College, which became California State University at Northridge a year later in 1972. We were considered the poor cousins of the “real” institutes of higher education in Los Angeles back in those days — USC and UC...
Tags: Google, Los Angeles, Siri, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Glendale, Community, Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, Local News, Pearl Harbor, Polaroid, Mccarthy, Usc, Ucla


Hot Seat: Jeff Immelt at GE

IN SEPTEMBER 2001, Jack Welch was a tough act to follow. The day after Jeffrey Immelt became CEO of General Electric, he had an even bigger challenge to deal with—the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Immelt states in Hot Seat: What I Learned Leading a Great American Company: The best leaders absorb fear. I’m not talking about soothing people by blowing smoke or giving false assurances. I’m talking about giving people the truth but also giving them a way forward. In the wake of 9/11, GE’s people needed t...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Ge, Instagram, Leaders, Tech, Silicon Valley, General Electric, GE Capital, Jeff Immelt, Jeffrey Immelt, Jack Welch, Welch, Hot Seat, Amy Wallace, Immelt


How to use the IMPORTRANGE function in Google Sheets to keep multiple spreadsheets in sync

The IMPORTRANGE feature in Google Sheets is useful for managing several spreadsheets at once. Westend61/Getty Images You can use the IMPORTRANGE function in Google Sheets to easily copy data from one spreadsheet to another. To import data, you only need to know the URL and name of the original spreadsheet, and the range of cells to import. Once imported, the data is automatically updated when it changes in the original Google Sheets spreadsheet. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library ...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Trends, Data, Spreadsheets, Dave Johnson, Google Sheets, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


'Mortal Kombat' is now streaming on HBO Max for a limited time - here's how to watch at home while it's still in theaters

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Ludi Lin and Max Huang as "Mortal Kombat" fighters Liu Kang and Kung Lao. "Mortal Kombat" / Warner Bros A new film based on the hit game "Mortal Kombat" debuted in theaters and on HBO Max on April 23. You can stream the movie until May 24 with an HBO Max subscription. HBO Max costs $15 a month and it's included with most HBO cable plans. Max (small) "Mortal Kombat," a new film adaptation of the hit ...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Entertainment, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Angelina Jolie, Warner Bros, Hulu, Godzilla, Max, Dolby Atmos, Kong, Suicide Squad Warner Bros, Ludi Lin


Google Created Two Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Emotional During the Oscars Broadcast

Even if you're not emotionally attached to any of the contenders in Sunday's Academy Awards, you might want to prepare to get a bit choked up--at least during the ad breaks. Google has created two ads--one fictional and the other both real and deeply personal--that will air during the telecast. Each packs an emotional punch,...
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Post Office Workers Convicted of Theft Due To Faulty Software Have Names Cleared

Britain's Court of Appeals has cleared a group of 42 sub-postmasters and postmistresses for theft, fraud and false accounting. They were convicted, with some imprisoned, after the Post Office installed faulty software in the branches where these office operators worked. The BBC reports: Following the convictions - including theft, fraud and false accounting -- some former postmasters went to prison, were shunned by their communities and struggled to secure work. Some lost their homes, and even f...
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Google Created 2 Powerful Ads That’ll Make You Emotional During the Oscars

Even if you're not emotionally attached to any of the contenders in Sunday's Academy Awards, you might want to prepare to get a bit choked up--at least during the ad breaks. Google has created two ads--one fictional and the other both real and deeply personal--that will air during the telecast. Each packs an emotional punch,...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Platforms, Digital Storytelling


Filing: Snap paid $124M for Fit Analytics as it gears up for a bigger e-commerce push

Earlier this year we reported on how Snap had acquired Berlin-based Fit Analytics, an AI-based fitting technology startup, as part of a wider push into e-commerce services, specifically to gain technology that can help prospective online shoppers get a better sense of how a particular item or size would fit them. A 10-Q filing from Snap today has now put a price tag on that deal. Snap paid a total of $124.4 million, covering technology, IP, customer relationships and payouts to the team. The fil...
Tags: Apple, Social, Startups, TC, Berlin, Snapchat, Artificial Intelligence, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Augmented Reality, Gucci, Cnbc, Snap, Information Snap, ScreenShop, Fit Analytics


CDC Panel Recommends Using J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Without Restrictions, Saying Benefits Outweigh Risks

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory panel on Friday recommended the U.S. resume using the Johnson and Johnson Covid-19 vaccine, saying the benefits outweighed the risk. CNBC reports: The recommendation, which was adopted 10-4 with one abstention, by the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, will pave the way for U.S. regulators to lift their recommended pause on using the J&J shot as early as this weekend. The committee, an outside panel of experts that advises th...
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How to use the SUMIF function in Google Sheets to find a specific sum in your spreadsheet

You can use SUMIF on Google Sheets to calculate a sum based on various conditions. Chalirmpoj Pimpisarn/EyeEm/Getty Images You can use SUMIF in Google Sheets to add numbers together that are associated with a date range, specific text, or meet a numeric criterion. Here's everything you need to know to use the SUMIF function in Google Sheets. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. It's easy to add a set of numbers together - every spreadsheet user knows how to ...
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European MPs Targeted By Deepfake Video Calls Imitating Russian Opposition

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: A series of senior European MPs have been approached in recent days by individuals who appear to be using deepfake filters to imitate Russian opposition figures during video calls. Those tricked include Rihards Kols, who chairs the foreign affairs committee of Latvia's parliament, as well as MPs from Estonia and Lithuania. Tom Tugendhat, the chair of the UK foreign affairs select committee, has also said he was targeted. "Putin's Kremlin i...
Tags: UK, Putin, Tech, Crimea, Latvia, Estonia, Kremlin, Lithuania, Alexei Navalny, Volkov, Navalny, Tugendhat, Tom Tugendhat, Leonid Volkov, Vovan, Rihards Kols


The best podcast apps of 2021 for listening to all your favorite shows

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. A woman uses her mobile phone to open and play a song from her smartphone app. Narisara Nami/Getty Images Podcasts are a convenient way to catch up on news, sports, and special interests at home or on the go. There are many apps with tons of podcasts you can listen to for free or with a paid subscription. We recommend services like Audible, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more. Table of Co...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Usa, UK, Podcasts, Entertainment, Samsung, America, Trends, Siri, Tech, Dolly Parton, Michelle Obama


You’ll Soon Be Able to Calibrate the Apple TV with an iPhone to Optimize TV Color and Contrast

During this week’s Apple Event, along with the new iPad Pro, colorful iMacs, AirTags and even a purple iPhone, a new Apple TV box revealed, complete with an updated remote. But it’s a new Apple TV color balance feature that will allow for easy image optimization that’s really exciting. Whenever you get a new TV, it can be frustrating trying to get all the display settings just right. The color balance, brightness, and contrast in particular can be maddening to tweak. But if you happen to be wat...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Apple TV, Cnet, Gadgets/Tech, Business and Industry News


The 93rd Academy Awards will honor the best films of the year - here's how to watch live this Sunday to see all the winners

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. An Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, California Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, The Academy Awards, or the Oscars, honors the best movies of the year. The 2021 Oscars will be broadcast on April 25 at 8 p.m. ET. You can watch the Oscars live on ABC via cable, or streaming services like Hulu + Live TV and Fubo TV. + Live TV (small) TV (small) The 93rd Academy...
Tags: Reviews, TV, London, Movies, Entertainment, Abc, Films, US, Trends, Tech, Features, Chicago, Netflix, United States, Paris, Frances Mcdormand


'The Father' starring Anthony Hopkins is nominated for best picture at the 2021 Oscars, and you can stream it at home right now

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Sony Pictures Classics "The Father" is a 2020 drama about a man experiencing memory loss. The film is up for six Academy Awards including best picture. You can rent the movie for $20 through VOD rental services like Prime Video, Vudu, and Google Play. Digital rental (small) "The Father" is now available to rent through video-on-demand (VOD) services for $20. The drama is up for best picture at the 2021...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, TV, Movies, Microsoft, Entertainment, Film, Abc, Amc, Digital, Trends, Tech, Chicago, Streaming, Oscars, Olivia Colman


How to change your language in Google on desktop, mobile, or the Chrome browser

You can change your language across Google products, services, and devices. nortonrsx/Getty Images You can change the language of Google Chrome on your computer, but only if you have a Windows or Chromebook device. If you don't have a Windows or Chromebook device, you can change the language of your Google search results. On all mobile devices, you must change the default language of your entire device to view the Chrome app in your preferred language. Visit Insider's Tech Refer...
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How to Use Apple TV's iPhone-Based Color Balance Feature

In April, Apple introduced an iPhone-based color balance feature for Apple TV that can improve the overall picture quality of your television set when you're using Apple's set-top box. Using the iPhone's light sensor, the feature compares the color balance to industry-standard specifications, and automatically adjusts your ‌Apple TV‌'s video output to deliver more accurate colors and improved contrast. Follow the steps below to try it out. For best results, Apple suggests avoiding the use ...
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Comment on classic shortbread by Susan

Can’t wait to try these, I’ve been looking for a good shortbread recipe! I love Walker’s, they are good for a store-bought cookie and wonderful with a cup of tea. But I’d like to try making them at home. I love that you cut them just like Walker’s and included the dots! I had to Google Ted Lasso, didn’t know what that was. I have Apple TV, so will have to watch.
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Google Assistant ‘Guacamole’ will let you ‘snooze’ alarms & ‘answer’ calls without ‘Hey Google’

For the past several weeks, we've been tracking an Assistant feature codenamed "Guacamole" in the Google app. We can now report that...
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Honda targets 100% EV sales in North America by 2040

Honda’s new goal is to achieve 100% EV sales in North America by 2040 as part of its broader target of being carbon neutral by 2050. CEO Toshihiro Mibe announced planned shift away from internal combustion engines at a news conference on Friday, his first since taking over executive leadership of the company in early April. This is the latest in a stream of pledges from legacy car manufacturers to introduce high percentages of zero-emissions vehicles into their fleets and achieve carbon neutrali...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, Tech, General Motors, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Honda, North America, Nissan, EVs, Automakers, Acura, Mazda Mitsubishi, Toshihiro Mibe


New 12.9-inch iPad Pro doesn’t support the previous Magic Keyboard

The new Apple TV 4K remote won't work for some Apple TV games, either.
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Researchers find a scary data vulnerability in Apple’s AirDrop

Hackers can tap into AirDrop to get your phone number or email. This issue has been known since 2019 and has yet to be acknowledged by Apple.
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