US Population Over Last Decade Grew At Slowest Rate Since 1930s

Over the past decade, the United States population grew at the slowest rate since the 1930s, the Census Bureau reported on Monday, a remarkable slackening that was driven by a leveling off of immigration and a declining birthrate. The New York Times reports: The bureau also reported changes to the nation's political map: The long-running trend of the South and the West gaining population -- and congressional representation -- at the expense of the Northeast and the Midwest, continued, with Texas...
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Pentagon Explains Odd Transfer of 175 Million IP Addresses To Obscure Company

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The US Department of Defense puzzled Internet experts by apparently transferring control of tens of millions of dormant IP addresses to an obscure Florida company just before President Donald Trump left the White House, but the Pentagon has finally offered a partial explanation for why it happened. The Defense Department says it still owns the addresses but that it is using a third-party company in a "pilot" project to conduct security resea...
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VMware 'a few months away' from M1 release of Fusion macOS desktop hypervisor

Test code is apparently blazingly fast, but for now Parallels has VMs on Apple silicon to itself VMware is “a few months away” from releasing its macOS desktop hypervisor, Fusion, in a native version for Apple’s new M1 silicon.…
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VMware is 'a few months away' from M1 release of Fusion macOS desktop hypervisor

Test code is apparently blazingly fast, but for now Parallels has VMs on Apple silicon to itself VMware is "a few months away" from releasing its macOS desktop hypervisor, Fusion, in a native version for Apple's new M1 silicon.…
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Millions Are Skipping Their Second Doses of Covid Vaccines

Millions of Americans are not getting the second doses of their Covid-19 vaccines, and their ranks are growing. From a report: More than five million people, or nearly 8 percent of those who got a first shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, have missed their second doses, according to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That is more than double the rate among people who got inoculated in the first several weeks of the nationwide vaccine campaign. Even as t...
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JOIN US ON MAY 12: Hear from top fitness leaders on how the at-home and virtual exercise boom is transforming the future of fitness

Peloton has emerged as a big winner of pandemic fitness. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images The pandemic created an at-home fitness boom. Register here for our event on May 12, at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT for a live panel discussion with prominent fitness leaders on the future of exercise. See more stories on Insider's business page. The pandemic radically changed the way Americans workout, creating an at-home fitness boom that paved the way for meteoric growth within the virtual fitness market. W...
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Humble Bundle Limits Charity Donations To 15%

An anonymous reader writes: Some weeks ago, in a shady move, Humble Bundle silently removed the ability for customers to define the breakdown of their payments to charity -- a key aspect of Humble Bundle since its inception. Since that time, they refused to explain to customers why their sliders weren't appearing, and investigation by some users, who reenabled the sliders client-side, showed they were also being ignored server-side even if reenabled, such that for a $14 donation only a pathetic ...
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JavaScript developers left in the dark after DroidScript software shut down by Google over ad fraud allegations

Creator suspects his app's ad identifier was copied but Google keeping quiet On the last day of March, DroidScript, a popular Android app for writing JavaScript code, had its Google advertising account suspended and a week later was removed from the Google Play Store for alleged ad fraud.…
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Five things to know about Apple's iOS update

New update includes new privacy features, emojis and a way of turning on an iPhone with a mask on.
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MikuMikuDance msToonCoordinator Effect Video Garners Attention

A new release of msToonCoordinator, something used for an MMD accompanying program called MikuMikuEffect, has accrued some attention on NicoNicoDouga as it shows off its stylistic graphical prowess, and sure to be hotly desired amongst MikuMikuDance creators. The video, which has Hatsune Miku dancing to Cynical Night Plan, accumulated 16,000+ views in about two days: […]
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How to Print the Function Call Flow with Stack Trace in JavaScript

The printStackTrace method of Java is useful for handling exceptions and errors during development. It tells you the exact line number in your source code and the file name where the problem occurred.If you are working in the JavaScript / Google Apps Script world, you can use the console.trace() method to output the complete stack inside the web console ( or StackDriver logs for Google Scripts).A better alternative is that you parse the stack property of the Error object. This contains the entir...
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Daily Crunch: iOS 14.5 brings privacy changes and more

Apple’s latest software upgrade brings a big change, Roku accuses Google of anti-competitive behavior and Brex raises a big funding round. This is your Daily Crunch for April 26, 2021. The big story: iOS 14.5 brings privacy changes and more Apple released the latest version of its mobile operating system today, which includes the much-discussed App Tracking Transparency feature, allowing users to control which apps are sharing their data with third parties for ad-targeting purposes. Other new ...
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Network Security Company Proofprint Goes Private In $12.3 Billion Deal

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo has announced plans to acquire cybersecurity company Proofpoint in a deal worth $12.3 billion. VentureBeat reports: Founded in 2002 by former Netscape CTO Eric Hahn, Proofpoint was originally known for an email security product that helped businesses identify spam, viruses, and other electric correspondence that might contravene company policies. In the subsequent years, the Sunnyvale, California-based company has expanded its scope to include an array of cloud-ba...
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Update Your Mac Right Now to Avoid This Massive Security Bug

If you haven’t already, you should update your Mac right now. A recently patched zero-day vulnerability in macOS operating systems has been allowing hackers to bypass much of Apple’s security protocols and deploy malware on an unknown amount of computers, new research shows.Read more...
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Google's Nest Hub Is Making Its Way Into Your Hotel Room

This summer, you might want to add “unplugging Google” after checking for bedbugs to the list of tasks to complete when you settle into a hotel room.Read more...
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iOS 14.5: How to Set a Preferred Music Streaming Service With Siri

With the release of iOS 14.5, Apple introduced a feature that lets users select a specific music service to use with Siri, with the options including third-party services like Spotify in addition to Apple Music. When this feature first came to light in beta versions of iOS 14.5, many early reports interpreted it as Apple allowing users to select a default streaming service, similar to the way it allows email apps other than Apple's native Mail client to be selected as the system default. Ho...
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Tesla wants to make every home a distributed power plant

Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to turn every home into a distributed power plant that would generate, store and even deliver energy back into the electricity grid all using the company’s products. While the company has been selling solar and energy storage products for years, a new company policy to only sell solar coupled with the energy storage products, along with Musk’s comments Monday, reveal a strategy that aims to scale these businesses by appealing to utilities. “This is a prosperous future b...
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Sony’s working on an AI that can play games for you. Here’s a better idea

Sony’s AI division recently published a patent for an AI system that learns to mimic a player’s style. Give a person a video game and they’ll play it, teach an AI to play it for them and… what’s the point? Actually, there might be something to the idea. But it’s probably not what Sony intends to do. Per the patent: The method includes generating a user game play profile of the user by adjusting the default game play style based on the plurality of game plays, wherein the user game play profile i...
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Roku Is Feuding With Google Over YouTube TV's Fate

Roku is publicly duking it out with Google, a feud that could see the YouTube TV live television app disappear from the streaming platform.Read more...
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Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt (techdirt)

This week, our first place winner on the insightful side is That One Guy with a response to Josh Hawley's politically-motivated call to break up companies: 'Only companies I agree with deserve rights!' I am shocked that insurrectionist Hawley is an enemy of the first amendment as well, why it's getting to the point that I'm starting to suspect that he thinks the law's entire purpose is to serve him rather than the public in general, much like his Dear Leader did and does. Much like the ML...
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Lambda School Reaches Settlement with DFPI, Agreeing To End Deceptive Educational Financing Practices

The California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI) today finalized a settlement with San Francisco-based Lambda, which removes deceptive language from Lambda School's student contracts, clarifying for students that this type of financing can be discharged in a bankruptcy filing. From a report: The language violates the new California Consumer Financial Protection Law (CCFPL), which took effect this year and prohibits companies from engaging in practices that are unlawful, un...
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How to Block Apps From Tracking Your Activity in iOS 14.5

iOS 14.5 is finally here, baby! And with it comes much-anticipated Apple’s App Tracking Transparency feature, which allows users to grant or deny apps permission to track their activity for targeted advertising. (This feature has been in the works for awhile, and it’s got companies like Facebook shaking in their boots…Read more...
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Apple Eyes Expansion in Culver City to 3,000 Employees by 2026, Part of $430B U.S. Investment Plan

Apple expects to dramatically boost its workforce in L.A., where its original video production teams are based, over the next five years. The company announced that it plans to grow its teams in Culver City, Calif., to more than 3,000 employees by 2026, along with “expanding its state-of-the-art campus with additional space for these employees” […]
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Apple will now let you add virtual lasers and confetti to your Clips videos

But only if you have an iPhone or an iPad with a LIDAR sensor.
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The next tech hearing targets social media algorithms — and YouTube, for once

Another week, another big tech hearing in Congress. With a flurry of antitrust reform bills on the way, Democratic lawmakers are again bringing in some of the world’s most powerful tech companies for questioning. In the next hearing, scheduled for Tuesday, April 27 at 10 AM ET, the Senate Judiciary’s subcommittee on privacy and technology will zero in on concerns about algorithmic amplification. Specifically, the hearing will explore how algorithms amplify dangerous content and shape user behavi...
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Kyle Marvin Joins Anne Hathaway, Jared Leto in Apple WeWork Series ‘WeCrashed’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Kyle Marvin has been cast in a lead role opposite Anne Hathaway and Jared Leto in the upcoming Apple limited series “WeCrashed,” which details the fall of WeWork, Variety has learned exclusively. The series is based on the Wondery podcast of the same name. It is described as following the greed-filled rise and inevitable fall of WeWork, […]
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Fifth Wall’s Brendan Wallace and Hippo’s Assaf Wand discuss proptech’s biggest opportunities

What is the biggest opportunity for proptech founders? How should they think about competition, strategic investment versus top-tier VC firms, and how to build their board? What about navigating regulation? We sat down last week with Brendan Wallace, co-founder and general manager of Fifth Wall, and Hippo CEO Assaf Wand for an episode of Extra Crunch Live to discuss all of the above. Extra Crunch Live goes down every Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET/noon PT. Our next episode is with Forerunner’s Eurie Kim...
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Blockchain startup S!NG wants creators to lean on NFTs to protect their intellectual property

After a years-long crypto winter, it been the spring of NFTs, but as digital art prices sober up after an explosion in sales, blockchain founders are looking to find more stable opportunities in the space that can grow over time even as speculative interest in NFTs shifts. One particular interest has been using NFTs to reshape the creator economy in a manner that actually benefits artists more than the platforms that host their work. A new flavor of this pursuit comes from the recently launched ...
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Compass to acquire transaction management platform Glide

The acquisition will be completed this week, according to an announcement on Monday. Glide enables agents and brokers to complete disclosures digitally.
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S&P 500 hits record and Nasdaq soars ahead of big earnings week for megacap tech

Reuters / Brendan McDermid The S&P 500 closed at a record high on Monday, with tech stocks leading the market higher.The Nasdaq 100 jumped nearly 1% as investors awaited a flood of first-quarter earnings this week.One-third of the S&P 500 will report earnings this week, including Tesla, Apple, and Alphabet.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.The S&P 500 closed at a record high on Monday as investors anticipated a flood of first-quarter earnings set to b...
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