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Are We Now Experiencing 'a Great Reassessment of Work'?

The Washington Post reports on "growing evidence — both anecdotal and in surveys — that a lot of people want to do something different with their lives than they did before the pandemic." In a piece titled "It's not a 'labor shortage.' It's a great reassessment of work," they argue that "The coronavirus outbreak has had a dramatic psychological effect on workers, and people are reassessing what they want to do and how they want to work, whether in an office, at home or some hybrid combination....
Tags: Washington Post, Tech, Pew Research Center, Front


Linus Torvalds Weighs in on Commercial Users of Open Source Code

This week Linus Torvalds continued a long email interview with Jeremy Andrews, founding partner/CEO of Tag1 (a global technology consulting firm and the second all-time leading contributor to Drupal). In the first part Torvalds had discussed everything from Apple's ARM64 chips and Rust drivers, to his own Fedora-based home work environment — and reflections on the early days of Linux. But the second part offers some deeper insight into the way Torvalds thinks, some personal insight, what he'd ...
Tags: Apple, America, Tech, Finland, Linus Torvalds, FSF, Torvalds, Jeremy Andrews


'Despite Chip Shortage, Chip Innovation Is Booming' (slashdot)

The New York Times reports on surprising silver linings of the global chip shortage: Even as a chip shortage is causing trouble for all sorts of industries, the semiconductor field is entering a surprising new era of creativity, from industry giants to innovative start-ups seeing a spike in funding from venture capitalists that traditionally avoided chip makers. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company and Samsung Electronics, for example, have managed the increasingly difficult feat of packi...
Tags: Google, News, Youtube, Intel, New York Times, Ibm, Volkswagen, Samsung Electronics, Giants, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Apple Amazon, Apple Tesla, EditorDavid, Jim Keller


Unlike Clearview AI, this Facial-Recognition Search Engine is Open to Everyone

This week CNN investigated PimEyes, a "mysterious" but powerful facial-recognition search engine: If you upload a picture of your face to PimEyes' website, it will immediately show you any pictures of yourself that the company has found around the internet. You might recognize all of them, or be surprised (or, perhaps, even horrified) by some; these images may include anything from wedding or vacation snapshots to pornographic images. PimEyes is open to anyone with internet access. It's a stark...
Tags: Tech, Cnn, ClearView, CNN Business, PimEyes


Clubhouse Launches Android Beta as iOS Downloads Nosedive

Good news: The audio-based social network Clubhouse is finally bringing its app to Android after more than a year of iOS exclusivity, the company announced Sunday. Bad news: The beta is only available for U.S. users, and, just as with Clubhouse’s iOS version, it remains invite-only for now. So not just anyone can sign…
Tags: Ios, Android, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Smartphones, Software, Freeware, Yo, Internet Culture, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Mobile Software, Mobile Applications, Social Networking Services


Elon Musk on SNL: I Post Bad Tweets Because 'That's Just How My Brain Works'

Elon Musk’s bad tweets have gotten him into plenty of trouble over the years, costing him his position as Tesla chairman and landing him in federal court on more than one occasion. But during the Tesla CEO’s much-discussed appearance on Saturday Night Live last night, he offered a truly compelling reason for his…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Cars, Tesla, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Wario, Joe Rogan, Businesspeople, Vernon Unsworth, Views Of Elon Musk


Big advertisers are threatening to yank TV dollars

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for May 10. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Advertisers threaten to yank TV spend.Apple's opt-out rates crush advertisers.Instagram cozies up to creators.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @LaurenJohnson. NBC Big TV advertisers are ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Elon Musk, Media, Instagram, Nbc, Youtube, Advertising, Marketing, Newsletter, Trends, Tv Advertising, Ted Sarandos, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Newsletters, Claire Atkinson


Twitter and TikTok are Losing the War Against COVID Disinformation

America's leading social media companies "pledged to put warning labels on COVID-19 and COVID vaccines posts to stop the spread of falsehoods, conspiracy theories and hoaxes that are fueling vaccine hesitancy in the USA," reports USA Today. "With the exception of Facebook, nearly all of them are losing the war against COVID disinformation." That's the conclusion of a new report shared exclusively with USA TODAY. As the pace of the nation's immunizations slows and public health agencies strugg...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Usa, Instagram, America, Tech, Usa Today, Jones, Daniel Jones, COVID, Advance Democracy, Cheetos Volvo CVS


Comment: AirTag could become an essential retail and business tool if Apple wants it to be one

AirTag is, first and foremost, marketed as a consumer product. It’s an affordable little tracker you can attach to keys, bags, clothing,...
Tags: Apple, AirTag


Is Epic Games' Showdown With Apple Turning Into a Mismatch?

If Epic Games hopes to dismantle the fortress surrounding Apple’s iPhone and its app store, the video game maker probably will need to roll out some heavier artillery heading into the second week of a trial threatening Apple’s $2 trillion empire.
Tags: Apple


Clubhouse has officially launched its Android app (starting with the US)

It was just a few days ago that Clubhouse, the audio-first social network, announced it was testing an Android version of its rapidly-growing app with a small number of users in a closed beta. It turns out we didn’t have to wait long for a wider rollout: a beta version of the app is now rolling out widely right in the Google Play Store, although it’s currently limited to users in the US. To be clear, you’ll still need an invite to participate in conversations, but you weren’t able to use it at a...
Tags: Google, Startups, US, Insider, Plugged


Electric Vehicles May Drive a Lithium Supply Crunch

A carbon-free future "will require many millions of batteries, both to drive electric vehicles and to store wind and solar power on the grid," reports IEEE Spectrum. Unfortunately, today's battery chemistries "mostly rely on lithium — a metal that could soon face a global supply crunch." Recently, Rystad Energy projected a "serious lithium supply deficit" in 2027 as mining capacity lags behind the EV boom. The mismatch could effectively delay the production of around 3.3 million battery-powered...
Tags: Europe, Australia, California, Tech, Chile, Argentina, Rochester, North America, Economic Times, Salton Sea, Rystad Energy, Germany Vulcan Energy, Sophie Lu, United States China Europe


Can Apple's AirTags Be Used to Track Another Person?

As Mother's Day approached, CNN Business Editor Samantha Murphy Kelly clipped a keychain with one of Apple's tiny new "AirTag" Bluetooth trackers onto her son's book bag, in an experiment that "highlighted how easily these trackers could be used to track another person." Location trackers aren't new — there are similar products from Samsung, Sony and Tile — but AirTags' powerful Ultra Wideband technology chip allows it to more accurately determine the location and enables precise augmented real...
Tags: Apple, Tech, NYU School, Samsung Sony, Samantha Murphy Kelly, Albert Fox Cahn, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, Ultra Wideband, CNN Business AirTag


On SNL Elon Musk Reveals He Has Asperger Syndrome - and Tanks the Price of Dogecoin

NBC News reports on what exactly happened during Elon Musk's appearance on Saturday Night Live — starting with a surprisingly personal monologue: "I don't always have a lot of intonation or variation in how I speak," Musk said, "which I'm told makes for great comedy." He admitted he's socially awkward and said he was the first person with Asperger syndrome to host the show — "or at least the first to admit it." "I know I sometimes say or post strange things but that's just how my brain works...
Tags: Elon Musk, Nbc, Nbc News, Tech, Canada, Mars, Robinhood, Musk, Asperger, Dan Aykroyd, Darren Rovell, Che, Dogecoin, Maye Musk, Michael Che Musk


Millennials are Taking Governments to Court over Climate Change. And They're Starting to Win

CNN tells the story of Luisa Neubauer, a 25-year-old woman who took the German government to court last year — and won: On April 29, the country's Supreme Court announced that some provisions of the 2019 climate change act were unconstitutional and "incompatible with fundamental rights," because they lacked a detailed plan for reducing emissions and placed the burden for future climate action on young people. The court ordered the government to come up with new provisions that "specify in great...
Tags: Supreme Court, France, Court, Tech, Ars Technica, Cnn, Paris, Portugal, European Court Of Human Rights, United Nations Environment Programme, Slashdot, Neubauer, Luisa Neubauer


Clubhouse finally launches its Android app

Clubhouse finally has an Android app that you can download from the Play Store — provided you live in the U.S. The voice social network launched its beta Android app on Play Store for users in the U.S. on Sunday, and said it will gradually make the new app available in other English-speaking countries and then the rest of the world. The social network, valued at about $4 billion in its most recent fundraise, launched as an iPhone-only app last year. The startup, which still requires new users to...
Tags: Android, Social, Apps, Instagram, Microsoft, Tech, Tiger Global, Clubhouse, Facebook Twitter Discord Spotify Reddit


Why the best device for Apple’s lossless music will be an Android phone

Apple could be about to launch a hi-fi lossless tier on Apple Music. Here's why the company's own devices are less than ideal for wireless hi-fi audio.
Tags: Apple, Music, Bluetooth, Trends, Home Theater, Streaming Music, Apple Music, Hi Res Audio, Streaming Music Services, Aptx, LDAC, AptX HD, Hi-fi Streaming, Lossless Music


Clubhouse unleashed its long-awaited Android app as downloads are cratering, but it's still invite-only

Clubhouse app installs fell to about 922,000 downloads worldwide in April, down from 2.7 million installs in March, according to Sensor Tower data. Sheldon Cooper/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Clubhouse is headed to Android phones. The app release comes after iPhone downloads spiraled down in April. Android users can download the app starting Sunday, but they still need an invite to access it. See more stories on Insider's business page. Clubhouse, an audio-only chat app, ha...
Tags: Android, Startups, News, US, Trends, Venture Capital, Clubhouse, Sheldon Cooper, Tech Insider, Katie Canales, Paige Leskin, Melia Russell, Getty Images Clubhouse, weekend BI US, Sensor Tower Clubhouse


Linux Foundation Launches Open Source Agriculture Infrastructure Project

"The Linux Foundation has lifted the lid on a new open source digital infrastructure project aimed at the agriculture industry," reports VentureBeat: The AgStack Foundation, as the new project will be known, is designed to foster collaboration among all key stakeholders in the global agriculture space, spanning private business, governments, and academia. As with just about every other industry in recent years, there has been a growing digital transformation across the agriculture sector tha...
Tags: Tech, Linux Foundation, Django, AgStack Foundation, AgStack, Sumer Johal


New Study Again Finds Mediterranean Diet Lowers Symptoms of Brain Aging

CNN reports that a new study has again found that Mediterranean diets can lower your risk of dementia "by interfering with the buildup of two proteins, amyloid and tau, into the plaques and tangles that are hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease." "The mountain of evidence continues to build that you are what you eat when it comes to brain health," said Dr. Richard Isaacson, who directs the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian Hospital... "For every point...
Tags: Tech, Cnn, Mediterranean, Bonn Germany, American Academy of Neurology, Isaacson, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, Richard Isaacson, Alzheimer s Prevention Clinic, Tommaso Ballarini


6 ways to figure out if your side hustle idea will be a quick failure or a long-term success

The more you can understand what your audience needs from you, the more you can build something of long-lasting value. Rgstudio/Getty Images Jen Glantz is an entrepreneur and founder of the company Bridesmaid for Hire. She says it's important for entrepreneurs to test out a business idea before investing in it fully. Have a pulse on industry trends and connect with experts to ask for feedback, she advises. See more stories on Insider's business page. The number one thing I love to ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Jen Glantz, Take Amazon, Jen Glantz Gaby Deimeke


Clubhouse Launches Android App as Downloads Plummet

(Reuters) - Live audio app Clubhouse will begin introducing a test version of its app to Google's Android users in the United States on Sunday, the...
Tags: Google, United States, Reuters


'Mushrooms on Mars is a Hoax. Stop Believing Hacks'

Several science web sites are strongly disputing a China-based journal's claim that time-lapse photos of Mars show growing mushrooms. TNW Neural headlined their story "Mushrooms on Mars is a hoax — stop believing hack 'scientists'" If you believe those images demonstrate fungus growing on Mars, I'm about to blow your frickin' mind. Check out this pic. You see that? To heck with fungus, that's an entire highway growing out of the sand in front of a moving bus. You can clearly see that the Eart...
Tags: Australia, China, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Clarke, Mars, Cnet, Scmp, Joseph, Jian Li, Occam, Flannery, Monash University, University of Minnesota Morris, Queensland University of Technology


Apple and Epic wrap up first week of their blockbuster trial. Here's what happened and what's next

Is Fortnite a game? An app? An expansive virtual universe? All of the above?
Tags: Apple, Cnn


Apple and Epic end first week of blockbuster trial. Here's what happened and what's next

Is Fortnite a game? An app? An expansive virtual universe? All of the above?
Tags: Apple, News, Stories


Basecamp's controversial move to ban politics at work is a reminder that the workplace is not a democracy - workers have little power to combat bad policies

Legally, bosses and managers have the power to silence speech and end discussions. Marianne Ayala/Insider In the last year, workers have called on their workplaces to address political issues like systemic racism. The founders of Basecamp recently shut down political talk at work, which shows how little say employees have. Businesses are structured like dictatorships, which disempowers workers, weakens democracy, and consolidates the power of bosses. Robin Kaiser-Schatzlein writes about ec...
Tags: Apple, Germany, America, Trends, Chicago, David, University Of Michigan, Elizabeth Anderson, Basecamp, Jason Fried, Inc, Fried, Hansson, David Heinemeier Hansson, Cynthia Estlund, Estlund


New electric vehicle charging research could allow drivers to power their cars as they drive on the highway

Electric vehicle charging. Jackyenjoyphotography/Getty Images Researchers at Cornell University are developing technology that can charge an electric car while its in motion. US highways could embed the roads with metal plates that charge the cars as they drive over them. The project is about five years away from a roll out, but can already power most electric vehicles. See more stories on Insider's business page. What if you could charge your electric car while you were driving it?Res...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, News, California, Cars, US, Samsung, Trends, Tesla, Joe Biden, Nasa, Toyota, Path, Nikola Tesla, Nissan


The human-focused startups of the hellfire

Disasters may not always be man-made, but they are always responded to by humans. There’s a whole panoply of skills and professions required today to respond to even the tiniest emergency, and that doesn’t even include the needs during pre-disaster planning and post-disaster recovery. It’s not a very remunerative industry for most and the mental health effects from stress can linger for decades, but the mission at the core of this work — to help people in the time of their greatest need — is wha...
Tags: Health, Texas, Enterprise, Education, Stanford, Government, Disaster, Tech, Earth, Policy, Commission, Nebraska, Silicon Valley, Columbia University, EC, Duolingo


Republicans cry big tech bias – on the very platforms they have dominated

Ted Cruz and his allies have spent years criticizing Facebook, even as the network was propelling Donald Trump to victoryWhen Donald Trump’s ban from Facebook was upheld this week, the howls of bias could be heard from Republicans far and wide. Those shrieks, ironically, came mostly on social media.Republicans have spent recent years criticizing Facebook and Twitter, demonizing them as biased against the right. But they, not Democrats, have been the most enthusiastic embracers of social media, a...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Republicans, World news, US news, US politics, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump


Facebook wanted its $130 million 'Supreme Court' to solve its policy enforcement problems. The board's decision to punt on Trump's ban shows how the initiative has backfired.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook formed its "supreme court" to help it navigate tricky content moderation decisions. It turned to the group in the case of Trump's suspension, but the board rejected part of its request. That leaves Facebook on its own when it comes to creating and enforcing rules. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook's "Supreme Court" sent a strong message to the company on Wednesday: Do your own work.It was likel...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Supreme Court, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Online, Analysis, Denmark, Donald Trump, Nyu, Trump, Capitol, Paul Barrett, US Capitol



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