Previously Unknown Letter Reveals Einstein's Thinking On Bees, Birds and Physics

The 1949 letter by the physicist and Nobel laureate discusses bees, birds and whether new physics principles could come from studying animal senses. Phys.Org reports: The previously unpublished letter was shared with researchers by Judith Davys -- Einstein had addressed it to her late husband, radar researcher Glyn Davys. RMIT's Associate Professor Adrian Dyer has published significant studies into bees and is the lead author of the new paper on Einstein's letter, published in the Journal of Com...
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Google Docs moving to canvas

A bit of a technical post. Google Docs is changing the way it renders documents. Instead of HTML, it will move to something called “canvas” (no, not Canva, the design platform), partly because of the same limitations of web page layouts that I have been battling with SlideMagic.HTML was created in the 1980s to render text and links in web browsers. Over the years many features were added that improved its graphics capabilities. The result are the modern web pages, mobile apps, and desktop apps s...
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Global shortage of computer chips could last two years, says IBM boss

Tech industry struggles to keep up with demand brought on by the reopening of the world economyThe shortage of computer chips plaguing industries around the world and helping to fuel inflation could last another two years, the boss of IBM has said.With the global car industry estimated to lose $110bn this year thanks to the chip shortage, IBM’s president, Jim Whitehurst, told the BBC on Friday that the tech industry was struggling to keep up with demand brought on by the reopening of the world e...
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Transform Your Voice Into a Cute Anime Girl’s With Voice Avatar Nanakoe Nina

DeNA has released a trial version for their prototype voice changing service called “Voice Avatar Nanakoe Nina”, allowing users to utter their vocal vibrations and transform them into Nina’s sweet melodies, sure to be frequently used by perverts as they make the girl say naughty things. Whilst still in development, the voice changing service transforms […]
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Microsoft Is Shutting Down Its Azure Blockchain Service

Microsoft is shutting down its Azure Blockchain Service on September 10, 2021. Existing deployments will be supported until that date, but as of May 10 this year, no new deployments or member creation is being supported. ZDNet reports: Microsoft's initial foray into Azure Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) began in 2015 with an offering on the Etherum Platform with ConsenSys. In late January 2016, Microsoft made available a preview of a lab environment in Azure's DevTest Labs so that Blockchain-rela...
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Google Cloud Teams up With SpaceX in Satellite Internet Connectivity Deal

Google announced Thursday that it’s partnering with SpaceX to link Elon Musk’s ambitious satellite internet service Starlink with Google’s cloud infrastructure. The alliance marks a major win for Google in its competition with other tech giants like Amazon and Microsoft to dominate the fast-growing cloud computing…Read more...
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Cheap, Highly Efficient New EV Motor Uses No Magnets

"An EV motor has been developed that uses no magnets, thus lessening the United States' reliance on Chinese magnets (which make up 97% of the world's supply)," writes Slashdot reader nickwinlund77, adding: "I wonder what the motor's performance is like on high grade roads?" New Atlas reports: German company Mahle has just announced a new electric motor that sounds like it solves a lot of problems in a very tidy manner. The new Mahle design uses no magnets, instead using powered coils in its roto...
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Fisker and Foxconn sign deal to build electric vehicles

Electric car startup Fisker signed an agreement with Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that assembles iPhones, to co-develop and manufacture a new electric vehicle. Production on the car, which will be sold under the Fisker brand name in North America, Europe, China and India, will begin in the U.S. by the end of 2023. Numerous details, including the type of car and the location of future manufacturing plants, have not been disclosed by the two companies. Fisker is calling the joint program Project...
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UK: European Commission Issues Statement Of Objections To Apple After Spotify Complaint - Preiskel & Co

On 30 April 2021, the European Commission announced that it has issued Apple with a Statement of Objections, setting out its preliminary view that it has distorted competition in the music streaming market and abused its dominant position ...
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Epic fights Apple in court by playing Candy Crush

Instead of talking about Fortnite, lawyers debated many games you’ve probably never heard of
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Pentagon Surveilling Americans Without a Warrant, Senator Reveals

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The Pentagon is carrying out warrantless surveillance of Americans, according to a new letter written by Senator Ron Wyden and obtained by Motherboard. Senator Wyden's office asked the Department of Defense (DoD), which includes various military and intelligence agencies such as the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), for detailed information about its data purchasing practices after Motherboard revealed ...
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U.S. Judge Dismisses Advertisers' Antitrust Claims Against Google

By Paresh Dave(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday dismissed antitrust claims against Alphabet Inc's Google brought by a group of advertisers,...
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55 thoughtful gifts that teens will actually want to keep

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Patagonia It's never easy to shop for a teenager, especially since their tastes tend to change frequently. We rounded up 55 gifts for teens to make it easier to find the perfect gadget, game, or accessory. Browse all of Insider Reviews gift guides for more great ideas. Being a teenager is tough, but trying to buy a gift for one is even harder. They are often-times picky and fickle when it comes to ...
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SpaceX Partners With Google Cloud On Starlink, Placing Ground Stations At Data Centers

Elon Musk-founded SpaceX is in the process of rolling out Starlink as a satellite internet provider around the world. As part of a new partnership, Google Cloud data centers will be home to key Starlink infrastructure in order to let enterprise users better access key services. 9to5Google reports: This partnership starts with SpaceX building Starlink ground stations inside Google data centers for "secure, low-latency, and reliable delivery of data" from existing fiber networks to space and back ...
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Facebook advertisers are getting hit by Apple's privacy changes

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for May 14. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:First: Nominations for the most innovative chief marketing officers in the world are due on Monday. Submit your nominations here.Facebook advertisers feel Apple's hit.IPG wants to help CMOs build personal brands.Olivia Jade's influencer strategy.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media....
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Daily Crunch: Lemonade says website security flaw that exposed customer data is ‘by design’

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. I interrupt your regularly scheduled Daily Crunch to announce that your regularly scheduled writer, one Alex Wilhelm, is out sick today. If the effects of his second shot subside by tomorrow, then he’ll be back with his commas. In the meantime, I have taken the reins and hope to be at least half as spirited. Let’s get on with it, shall we? — Henry TechCrunch Top 3...
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Apple Pay Promo Offers Spring Discounts at PacSun, Under Armour and More

Apple today sent out emails informing iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac users about a new spring Apple Pay promotion, which offers discounts for a number of stores through May 26. Apple Pay users can get discounts at stores like PacSun, Persol, and Under Armour, with a full list of deals available below. Alice + Olivia - 20% off when spending $250 or more with promo code APPLEPAY. Deal is available on the website and in-store. Bern - 10% off bike, water, skate helmets, and more with ...
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Disney Patents Blockchain-Based Movie Distribution System To Stop Pirates

A few days ago, Disney added a new anti-piracy patent to its arsenal: a blockchain-based distribution system that aims to make it harder for pirates to intercept films being distributed to movie theaters. TorrentFreak reports: The patent in question, titled "Blockchain configuration for secure content delivery," focuses on the distribution of content to movie theaters. This is a vulnerable process where pirates with the right connections can make copies during or after delivery. There are alread...
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Italian monopoly watchdog asks Google to cough up a few euros for illegally blocking an Android Auto app

Web giant tells us it's considering its response to €100m fine demand Google was tickled with a €100m fine by Italy’s monopoly watchdog on Thursday for unfairly holding back an Android app maker.…
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Hackers Used Fake GPU Overclocking Software To Push Malware

Computer hardware maker MSI is warning gamers not to visit a website that's impersonating the brand and its graphics card overclocking software, Afterburner, to push malware. From a report: On Thursday, MSI published a press release warning of "a malicious software being disguised as the official MSI Afterburner." "The malicious software is being unlawfully hosted on a suspicious website impersonating as MSI's official website with the domain name https:// afterburner - msi [ . ] space," the com...
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Substack acquires team from community consulting startup People & Company

New media poster child Substack announced today that they’ve added a small community-building consultancy team to its ranks, acquiring the Brooklyn-based startup People & Company. The small firm has been working with clients to build up their community efforts and its team will now be tasked with building up some of the newsletter company’s upstart efforts for writers in its network. In a blog post, Substack co-founder Hamish McKenzie said that the company had previously used the People & Co. te...
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A guide to APIs, software that helps different apps work together and

Software developers use APIs to get multiple computer programs to communicate with each other. Maskot/Getty Images An application programming interface (API) is software that acts as an intermediary between two programs. APIs make it easy for apps to exchange information, data, pictures, and more. APIs also let apps have more features, since one program can just ask another program to perform a task. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. An API, or application progr...
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Even startups on tight budgets can maximize their marketing impact

Dominik Angerer Contributor Share on Twitter Dominik Angerer is CEO and co-founder of headless CMS Storyblok, which provides best practice guidance for startups on how to build a sustainable approach to marketing their content. Search engine optimization, PR, paid marketing, emails, social — marketing and communications is crowded with techniques, channels, solutions and acronyms. It’s little wonder that many startups strapped...
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Google Assistant adds ‘Your apps’ settings menu for Android

Back in October, Google made a big push to integrate Android apps with Assistant. A Google Assistant "Your apps" settings menu...
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2022 Acura MDX SUV Insurers’ Top Safety Pick

The 2022 Acura MDX SUV’s Top Safety Pick (TSP) from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety runs counter to all the racing around done in Acura’s commercials. The MDX is the automaker’s third vehicle to receive the IIHS’s highest safety rating, along with the RDX and TLX. Rated tops for crashworthiness, the MDX was superior […] The post 2022 Acura MDX SUV Insurers’ Top Safety Pick appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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The Pixel 6 (and Pixel 6 ‘Pro’) may get a radical new design

Google’s Pixel phones haven’t always had the most standout designs. Sure, they’ve made some good-looking phones, but they tend to be on the subtler side of the design spectrum, and the company made minor tweaks between the Pixel 4 and Pixel 5. That may change this year. According to leaker and YouTuber Jon Prosser, the Pixel 6 is sporting a radically new design that appears to place a heavy emphasis on the cameras. Prosser says that to protect his source, he opted to create renders with the help...
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Three students sue coding bootcamp Lambda School alleging false advertising and financial shenanigans

Lambda School has attracted a lot of attention, and raised some $130 million in venture funding from an impressive list of investors, for its novel approach to coding education: offering six-month virtual computer science courses for $30,000, with the option of paying for the courses in installments based on a sliding scale that only kicks in after you land a job that makes at least $50,000. But it turns out that the startup is attracting a a lot of controversy, too. In the latest development, t...
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We spoke with Apple to break down everything you need to know about the new iMac

The most recent trend with Apple products is that they're powered by processors created by the Cupertino-based company. And thanks to the marriage of Apple's hardware and software, these devices can work together more seamlessly than ever, making each of them a compelling buy for those already using other Apple devices such as iPhones, Macs and Apple Watches.
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Underscored: How Apple's M1 processor brings Macs into a new era

The most recent trend with Apple products is that they're powered by processors created by the Cupertino-based company. And thanks to the marriage of Apple's hardware and software, these devices can work together more seamlessly than ever, making each of them a compelling buy for those already using other Apple devices such as iPhones, Macs and Apple Watches.
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Guy who wrote women are 'soft, weak, cosseted, naive' lasted about a month at Apple until internal revolt

Ad tech engineer out after autobiography sparks protest – and what does this say about iGiant's hiring process? Updated Antonio García Martínez, hired by Apple last month as a product engineer on its ad platform team, no longer works for the iGiant following an employee petition objecting to his writings disparaging women and people of color.…
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