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Chayce Beckham wins ‘American Idol,’ the first Southern California singer ever to do so

Chayce Beckham, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter from Apple Valley whose lived-in, authentic voice and genuineness on stage appealed to fans and judges alike, won the 19th season of “American Idol” on Sunday. Seconds after host Ryan Seacrest announced Beckham’s name, as fireworks sprayed and confetti fell, Beckham grabbed a microphone and performed his first single, “23,” which released a little over a week ago already has soared up the iTunes charts. “Welcome to your career,” judge Lionel Rich...
Tags: Apple, Music, Abc, Ryan Seacrest, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Ed Sheeran, American Idol, Starz, Beethoven, Kelly Clarkson, Lionel Richie


Will the End of Lockdowns Change Our Relationship with the Internet?

Last year author Sonia Shah predicted that after pandemic-induced lockdowns finally ended, "The hype around online education will be abandoned, as a generation of young people forced into seclusion will reshape the culture around a contrarian appreciation for communal life." This week the Atlantic's technology staff writer is now suggesting that "As the stress of the pandemic is beginning to recede, our relationship with the internet might be renegotiated..." As vaccination rates tick up, and...
Tags: Tech, Netflix, Atlantic, Pacific Ocean, Sonia Shah, Safy Hallan Farah, Patrick Redford, Luke Winkie, Great Rebalancing


How to Use PayPal Subscriptions API with Node.js

Our Google add-on store uses PayPal Subscriptions with Digital Goods to process recurring payments and the invoices are sent to customers through Document Studio.There are two steps.Customers makes the payment and completes the order on our website.PayPal sends a BILLING.SUBSCRIPTION.ACTIVATED webhook to a serverless function.The function (running on Firebase, Google Cloud) verifies the subscription and checks if the status is active.It invokes the Apps Script API to complete the order.The cloud...
Tags: Google, Seo, Paypal, JSON, Digital Goods, PayPal SDK, PayPal Node SDK


Malaysia: Clash Of The Technology Titans: Google V Oracle - SKRINE

Gooi Yang Shuh summarises the recent US Supreme Court decision in Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. and considers its relevance to Malaysian copyright laws.
Tags: Google, News, Malaysia, US supreme court, Oracle America Inc, Skrine, Google LLC, Gooi Yang Shuh


Taking Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 4 for a spin

These days, the path of least resistance in laptop design is straight-up knocking off the MacBook. We’ve certainly seen our share of egregious cases over the years. Microsoft, however, has defiantly forged its own path with industrial design across the board. Its products are largely interesting and innovative — something not every hardware manufacturer can say these days. The company doesn’t always get it right. It swung for the fences with the Surface Duo, for example. While certainly innovati...
Tags: Apple, Hardware, Microsoft, Tech, Intel, Microsoft Surface, Surface, Amd, Geekbench, Intel Core, AMD Ryzen, Surface Laptop


Steve Wozniak Faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Over Branded Tech School

Slashdot reader Obipale quotes Gizmodo: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is facing a million-dollar lawsuit for allegedly stealing the idea to create a Woz-branded tech school, according to a weekend Insider report. Connecticut business professor Ralph Reilly claims he and Wozniak agreed to establish a "tech university" and sealed the deal with an on-camera handshake in 2011. The educational platform, which was aimed at teaching adults computer and other technical skills, would lean heavily on ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Connecticut, Gizmodo, Reilly, Wozniak, Steve Wozniak, Obipale, Ralph Reilly, Coder Camps In, Woz Institute of Technology


Meet the PR firms challenging the giants

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for May 24. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Check out the PR firms challenging the giants.Meet David Zaslav.Marketing tech startup Key raises $3 million.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. Barbara Bates, global CEO of Hotwire H...
Tags: Apple, Google, Hollywood, Media, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, Pr, Discovery, Comcast, AT&T, New York Times, Edelman, Axel Springer, Marketing Tech, Barbara Bates


Some Colleges Are Offering Credit for Playing Videogames

CalMatters writes: At least six Cal State campuses and nearly all of the University of California campuses have created esports programs since 2015, in which students host and compete in live tournaments, sometimes funded by corporate sponsors. Both Cal State Dominguez Hills and UC Irvine offer certificates in esports, which means students can earn credit for, yes, playing video games. Educators who support the trend point to the jobs available in gaming and other forms of digital media, whil...
Tags: Microsoft, California, Tech, University Of California, Ibrahim, SF State, UC Irvine, Cal State, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Candella, Dominguez Hills, National Association of Collegiate Esports, Dina Ibrahim, Mark Garvey Candella, Ruben Caputo, Kathy Chiang We don


Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Faces Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Over Branded Tech School

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is facing a million-dollar lawsuit for allegedly stealing the idea to create a Woz-branded tech school, according to a weekend Insider report. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Steve Jobs, Nerd Culture, Science and Technology, Apple Inc, Steve Wozniak, Woz, Apple Co, Personal Computing, Woz U, Apple Ii Family, Science And Technology In The United States, Wheels Of Zeus, Ken Hardesty


Thousands Fled as Lava Poured Into Villages in Congo

The Guardian reports: At least 15 people died when torrents of lava poured into villages after dark in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo destroying more than 500 homes, officials and survivors said Sunday. The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo on Saturday night sent about 5,000 people fleeing from the city of Goma across the nearby border into Rwanda, while another 25,000 others sought refuge to the north-west in Sake, the UN children's agency said Sunday... Goma ultimately was largely spar...
Tags: Tech, Un, Congo, Rwanda, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Goma, Mount Nyiragongo, Buhene


US-Backed Consortium Beats China's for Massive 5G Contract Blanketing Ethiopia

"A U.S.-backed consortium beat out one financed by China in a closely watched telecommunications auction in Ethiopia — handing Washington a victory in its push to challenge Beijing's economic influence around the world," reports the Wall Street Journal: The East African country said Saturday it tapped a group of telecommunications companies led by the U.K.'s Vodafone Group PLC to build a nationwide, 5G-capable wireless network. The group had won financial backing for the multibillion-dollar p...
Tags: Washington, China, Africa, US, Tech, Beijing, Vodafone, Ethiopia, Huawei, ZTE Corp, Huawei Technologies Co, International Development Finance Corp, U K s Vodafone Group PLC, Zemedeneh Negatu, Fairfax Africa Fund LLC


Samples from Curiosity Mars Rover Suggest Possibility of Past Organic Matter

The space-news web site NASASpaceFlight writes: While organic compounds have been confirmed on the Martian surface and near-surface areas since 2018, new Earth-based experiments point to a potentially tantalizing series of signatures from Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument that could indicate the presence of organic salts at the rover's Gale Crater location. What's more, the new research from a team led by J. M. T. Lewis, an organic geochemist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Ce...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Goddard Space Flight Center, Eigenbrode, Curiosity s Sample Analysis, J M T Lewis


Poll: Which Android 12 feature do you want Apple to copy for iOS 15?

With the iOS 15 announcement around the corner, which features of Android 12 would you like Apple to copy?
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Weak Wi-Fi Password May Have Led UK Police to Bust an Innocent Couple

Slashdot reader esm88 shares the BBC's story about a couple who experienced "a knock on the door from the police" investigating child abuse images posted online. "The couple insisted they had nothing to do with it. But the next few months were 'utter hell' as they attempted to clear their names," before their case was finally dropped in March: In February, a conversation with a friend who worked in cyber-security alerted them to the possibility that their router, supplied by their broadband prov...
Tags: UK, Tech, Bbc, Vodafone, Munro, Pen Test Partners, Ken Munro, Matthew No


America's Central Bank Seeks Public Comments on Issuing Its Own Digital Currency

"Technological advances are driving rapid change in the global payments landscape," says the U.S. federal reserve, the country's central banking system. They announced this week that they're "studying these developments" and exploring ways that the central bank "might refine its role as a core payment services provider and as the issuing authority for U.S. currency." Slashdot reader clubalien shares Engadget's argument that the Reserve "took a step toward developing a digital currency as it an...
Tags: America, Tech, United States, Federal Reserve, Engadget, Slashdot


Air India passenger data breach reveals SITA hack worse than first thought

Three months after air transport data giant SITA reported a data breach, we are still learning about the damage. Air India said this week that personal data of about 4.5 million passengers had been compromised following the incident at SITA, Indian flag carrier airline’s data processor. The stolen information included  passengers’ name, credit card details, date of birth, contact information, passport information, ticket information, Star Alliance and Air India frequent flyer data, Air India sai...
Tags: Security, TC, Asia, India, Tech, BigBasket, Lufthansa, Air India, Tata, West Bengal, Geneva Switzerland, Sita, SpiceJet, Jio, Lal PathLabs, Star Alliance and Air India


Are We Ready for a Looming Decline in World Population?

"All over the world, countries are confronting population stagnation and a fertility bust, a dizzying reversal unmatched in recorded history..." reports the New York Times. There's already been some surprising results: Maternity wards are already shutting down in Italy. Ghost cities are appearing in northeastern China. Universities in South Korea can't find enough students, and in Germany, hundreds of thousands of properties have been razed, with the land turned into parks. Like an avalanche...
Tags: Asia, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Sweden, Mexico, China, Germany, India, Africa, Tech, Hungary, Canada, United States, New York Times, Italy


What Python Creator Guido van Rossum Thinks of Rust, Go, Julia, and TypeScript

Python's creator Guido van Rossum shared his opinions on other programming languages during a new hour-long interview with Microsoft's principle cloud advocate manager. Some of the highlights: Rust: "It sounds like it's a great language — for certain things. Rust really improves on C++ in one particular area — it makes it much harder to bypass the checks in the compiler. And of course it solves the memory allocation problem in a near perfect way... if you wrote the same thing in C++, you could...
Tags: Python, Microsoft, Tech, Julia, Anders, Guido Van Rossum


Knicks fan who used bitcoin to buy tickets in 2013 lost out on almost $30,000 worth of profit

An NBA basketball game between Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks. John Bazemore/AP Images A 2013 purchase of basketball tickets using bitcoin meant Alex Taub lost out on almost $30,000. At the time, he felt like he was getting into Madison Square Garden for free, essentially. When asked if he'll ever pay with crypto again, he told CNBC it's "not happening." See more stories on Insider's business page. In 2013, Alex Taub agreed to buy a pair of Christmas day tickets to a New Y...
Tags: Finance, Time, Sports, Trends, Tech, Bitcoin, Basketball, Nba, Cnbc, Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, Knicks, Madison Square Garden, Taub, Alex Taub, Alexander Taub


YouTube Can Now Monetize Smaller Creators' Videos All Around the World

The Telegraph reports: Video-sharing platform YouTube has announced changes in its terms of services, which confer the company the right to monetise all content on its platform by placing advertisements along its videos from channels that are not covered by its partner programme. From June onwards, content created by those who have not enrolled for the YouTube partner programme will also run advertisements curated by YouTube. The creators/uploaders will not earn any revenue from these promoti...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Tech, Terms Of Service, Philipp Schindler


IIT Jodhpur Non-Teaching Vacancy Recruitment 2021

Non-Teaching vacancy recruitment in IIT Jodhpur 2021 Online Application in the prescribed format is invited by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jodhpur (Rajasthan) from Indian citizens for the following various Non-Teaching Group-A, Group-B, and Group-C Sarkari Naukri vacancy positions in IIT Jodhpur in various Departments / Schools for the recruitment of the year 2021. (Advertisement No. IITJ/O(E-II)/2020-21/Non-Academic Staff/31&37). SarkariNaukriBlog dot com ... Please Click on the T...
Tags: Technology, Jobs, Engineer, Library, Assistant, Technical, Rajasthan, Jodhpur, Institute, IIT, Manisha, Registrar, Group C Sarkari Naukri, Diploma Engineer, IIT Jodhpur


Apple TV: How to Scrub Through Video Using the New Siri Remote (2nd Gen)

With the new Apple TV 4K now in customers' hands, some users are reporting issues when trying to control video with the redesigned Siri Remote. Specifically, some users are complaining that using the circular gesture on the new clickpad ring to fast-forward or rewind paused video isn't working as expected. Rather than scrubbing through video continually in the direction of the gesture, the video scrubs back and forth in opposite directions. From what we've been able to work out, the problem...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Disney, Apple TV, Netflix, Siri Remote, David Kurz, Siri zwnj


Apple TV: How to Scrub Through Video Properly Using the New Siri Remote (2nd Gen)

With the new Apple TV 4K now in customers' hands, some users are reporting issues when trying to control video with the redesigned Siri Remote. Specifically, some users are complaining that using the circular gesture on the new clickpad ring to fast-forward or rewind paused video isn't working as expected. Rather than scrubbing through video continually in the direction of the gesture, the video scrubs back and forth in opposite directions. From what we've been able to work out, the problem...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Disney, Apple TV, Netflix, Siri Remote, David Kurz, Siri zwnj


Apple TV 4K: How to Scrub Through Video Properly Using the New Siri Remote (2nd Gen)

With the new Apple TV 4K now in customers' hands, some users are reporting issues when trying to control video with the redesigned Siri Remote. Specifically, some users are complaining that using the circular gesture on the new clickpad ring to fast-forward or rewind paused video isn't working as expected. Rather than scrubbing through video continually in the direction of the gesture, the video scrubs back and forth in opposite directions. From what we've been able to work out, the problem...
Tags: Apple, Disney, Apple TV, Netflix, Siri Remote, David Kurz, Siri zwnj


The Woman Who Mastered IBM's 5,400-character Chinese Typewriter

Fast Company's technology editor harrymcc writes: In the 1940s, IBM tried to market a typewriter capable of handling all 5,400 Chinese characters. The catch was that using it required memorizing a 4-digit code for each character. But a young woman named Lois Lew tackled the challenge and demoed the typewriter for the company in presentations from Manhattan to Shanghai. More than 70 years later, Lew, now in her 90s, told her remarkable story to Thomas S. Mullaney for Fast Company. Re...
Tags: Tech, Shanghai, Manhattan, Ibm, Lew, Thomas S Mullaney, Lois Lew


Google’s new Samsung smartwatch partnership looks a lot like giving up

How did the creator of Android fail so badly at wearables?
Tags: Google, Samsung


We need sustainable space tech. One solution - bees?

The objects humans send to space teach us a lot about the universe, but they are also cluttering it up. While some objects are close enough to be retrieved, others become dangerous, fast-moving bullets that can cause serious damage.In addition to cleaning up what's already there, MIT Assistant Professor Danielle Wood says that we need to think more sustainably about the technology used in future missions. "We have to ask the question, will we respect the rights of people and the environment as w...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Sustainability, Earth, Mit, Bees, Pollution, Innovation, Wood, Danielle Wood


Android 12 features Apple should adopt for iOS 15

Commentary: The next iteration of the iPhone's OS should incorporate these Google tools and options.
Tags: Apple, Google


America's housing crisis is the result of classist credit guidelines

Potential home owners stop by an open house. Newsday LLC / Contributor/Getty Images The way credit is scored and mortgages are underwritten is putting low-income borrowers at a disadvantage. Lenders should have more freedom to count nontraditional credit, such as rent and utilities, in a borrower's credit history. The industry must change the way it treats student loan debt, which is increasingly keeping borrowers off the housing ladder. Skylar Baker-Jordan is a freelance writer who ha...
Tags: Google, US, America, Trends, Chicago, United States, New York Times, Credit, DTI, Cnbc, Freddie Mac, FHA, Urban Institute, Fannie Mae, National Association of Realtors, Federal Housing Administration FHA


Texas Governor Knew of Natural Gas Shortages Days Before Blackout, Blamed Wind Anyway

Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo quotes Ars Technica: Texas Governor Greg Abbott's office knew of looming natural gas shortages on February 10, days before a deep freeze plunged much of the state into blackouts, according to documents obtained by E&E News and reviewed by Ars. Abbott's office first learned of the likely shortfall in a phone call from then-chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas DeAnne Walker. In the days leading up to the power outages that began on February 15, Walke...
Tags: Texas, Tech, Fox News, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Walker, PUC, E E News, Ars Abbott, Public Utility Commission of Texas DeAnne Walker



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