No Evidence of California Exodus Or 'Millionaire Flight', UC Research Project Finds

Charlotte Web shares a report from SFGate: Despite the popular belief that residents are fleeing California, there is not in fact a statewide exodus, new research out of the University of California finds. For one, while residents are moving out of state, they are not doing so at "unusual rates." Similarly, the research found no evidence of "millionaire flight" from California and notes that the state continues to attract as much venture capital as all other U.S. states combined, despite the rec...
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The FCC's Definition of Broadband Internet Is Too Slow, Government Watchdog Finds

The last time the Federal Communications Commission updated its definition for broadband internet, Mad Men was still airing new episodes on TV. The agency’s minimum broadband speeds—25 megabits per second for downloading and 3 megabits per second for uploading—simply aren’t enough bandwidth in 2021 to meet the needs…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Fcc, Net, Broadband, Internet Access, Federal Communications Commission, Mad Men, Information and Communications Technology, Digital Technology, Business Finance, US Government Accountability Office, Technology Internet

Searching Pleco Dictionary Entries with Wildcards

Wildcard search is one of Pleco’s super useful features that a lot of people don’t know about. I want to share not only how to do it, but also some actual use cases (otherwise you might never remember to use it when the time comes). Pleco’s Wildcard Characters In case you’re not aware, “wildcard characters” in computing are characters that can stand for anything, kind of like variables. They’re frequently used in search. It’s like how the joker can be used to substitute for any card in m...
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Death Rates Are Declining For Many Common Cancers In US

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Stat News: Death rates are declining for more than half of the most common forms of cancer in the U.S., according to a sweeping annual analysis released Thursday. The new report -- released by the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other collaborators -- found that between 2014 and 2018, death rates dropped for 11 out of 19 of the most common cancers among men and 14 of the 20 most p...
Tags: US, Tech, Food And Drug Administration

EU fines BMW, VW $1B for running emissions cartel since the 90s

As environmental issues really came of age in the 1990s, certain German automakers were meeting in secret groups to make sure their cars would continue to industriously contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. According to the European Union, Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, BMW and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler have been illegally colluding to restrict competition in emission cleaning for new diesel passenger cars, essentially slowing the deployment of cleaner emissions tech. On Thursday, the E...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Tech, Eu, Automotive, Vw, Porsche, Bmw, Volkswagen, Audi, Volvo, Daimler, Margrethe Vestager, Ford Motor Company, Mercedes Benz, U S Environmental Protection Agency

Kaspersky Password Manager Fixes Flaw That Generated Easily Bruteforced Passwords

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Suppose you are in the business of generating passwords, it would probably be a good idea to use an additional source of entropy other than the current time, but for a long time, that's all Kaspersky Password Manager (KPM) used. In a blog post to cap off an almost two year saga, Ledger Donjon head of security research Jean-Baptiste Bedrune showed KPM was doing just that. "Kaspersky Password Manager used a complex method to generate its passwords. T...
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Creating A Niche Famous Brand

Ask anyone who has even a passing interest in New Orleans brass bands and they will tell you they know of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Ask pretty much anyone else, and you’re likely to get a shrug of the shoulders were you to mention their band name. You see, fame’s a funny thing really isn’t it. We all know of the type of fame you see in your Pacino’s, Beckham’s, and Beyonce’s of the world. But what’s easily forgotten is that there is a different type of fame – what we might call ‘niche fame’. ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Beyonce, New Orleans, Astrazeneca, Coca Cola, Beckham, Branding, Pacino, Paul Bailey, Brand Management, Dalton Maag, Blake Project Helps Brands

Advertisers Concerned iCloud Private Relay Could Put An End To Fingerprinting

One of the new features announced at WWDC 2021 is iCloud Private Relay, a new security feature that lets users hide their real IP address from third-party servers so that they cannot track them across the web. It's called fingerprinting and it is quickly becoming a popular method for advertisers because it allows them to pull together information about your device to pinpoint your identity. As 9to5Mac reports, Apple's new fingerprint-blocking feature has the ad tech industry worried. From the re...
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Netflix Hires First Head of Podcasts: Former Apple and NPR Exec N’Jeri Eaton

Netflix hired N’Jeri Eaton, previously head of content for Apple Podcasts, to lead podcasting for the streaming giant’s marketing division. Eaton will be part of Netflix’s editorial and publishing team, which will be headed by Michelle Lee, who is joining the company this month after serving as editor in chief of Allure. Lee reports to […]
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Currency and control: why China wants to undermine bitcoin

Beijing’s crackdown on cryptocurrencies has captured headlines, while behind the scenes its reserve bank set up its own digital currencyFew would dispute that China’s recent crackdown on cryptocurrency trading and mining has contributed to the recent plunge in the value of bitcoin and other cryptos.But while the argument rages about whether the volatility of cryptos is a sign of fundamental weakness or merely a bump along the road, the initiatives coming out of Beijing are being seen by experts ...
Tags: Business, Technology, China, World news, Beijing, Bitcoin, Asia Pacific, Cryptocurrencies, Chinese Economy

How to Replace Accented Characters (diacritics) with English letters in Google Sheets

The REMOVE_ACCENTED function for Google Sheets will replace all accented characters in the referenced cell, like the letters è, õ, ā, ĝ and so on with their normal Latin equivalents. To get started, make a copy of the , go to the Tools menu, choose Script Editor and copy the entire code to your clipboard.Now open your own Google Sheet and paste the same code inside the Script editor of your sheet. Save and you should be able to use the REMOVE_ACCENTED function in your ...
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Sheet, Google Sheets, João Miguel A Historia de Malu, Joao Miguel Símbolo, Latin Unicode

Moderna Starts Human Trials of An mRNA-Based Flu Shot

Yesterday, Moderna announced that the first set of volunteers in a clinical trial have received its mRNA-based seasonal flu vaccine. The Verge reports: Before the COVID-19 pandemic, mRNA vaccines were still largely experimental, even as they were heralded as the future of vaccine development. People who get an mRNA vaccine are injected with tiny snippets of genetic material from the target virus. Their cells use that genetic information to build bits of the virus, which the body's immune system ...
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Halo will launch a remotely operated car service powered by 5G in Las Vegas

5G technology has generated a lot of hype for its potential to power driverless cars using a remote operator, but for the past few years that’s all it’s been — hype. Las Vegas-based startup Halo and telecom giant T-Mobile are teaming up to change that, with a driverless electric car service in Las Vegas powered on 5G to launch later this year. The service, which will start with five vehicles, will work by connecting users to Halo’s pilot fleet of vehicles via an app. After a user has ordered a v...
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'We Got the Phone the FBI Secretly Sold to Criminals'

Motherboard bought an FBI "Anom" phone that the agency secretly sells to criminals to monitor their communications. Joseph Cox reports: The sleek, black phone seems perfectly normal. Unlocking the Google Pixel 4a with a PIN code reveals some common apps: Tinder, Instagram, Facebook, Netflix, and even Candy Crush. But none of those apps work, and tapping their icons doesn't do anything. Resetting the phone and typing in another PIN opens up an entirely different section of the device, with a new ...
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How Task Automation Software Can Increase Efficiency In Your Business

. {display:none !important;} .code-block {display:none !important;} .sovrn_ad_unit {display:none !important;} Task automation, what’s all the fuss? Who needs it, and most importantly how can your business benefit from it? Essentially, task automation is software that’s used to automate different administrative and business processes to reduce and even eliminate manual and human intervention. Task automation can transform existing manual processes like sending emails, requesting...
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I tried Spoak, a platform for interior-design enthusiasts - here's why I think it's a must try if you're moving into a new apartment

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Spoak Spoak is an online interior-design community that offers user-friendly interior design tools. Members can use Spoak to create mock-ups, color palettes, and mood boards. I tried Spoak for a few months, and it's a great tool for those looking to decorate their space. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Monthly Subscription (small) If you've struggled to find helpful tools for mapping out y...
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It Can Always Get Dumber: Trump Sues Facebook, Twitter & YouTube, Claiming His Own Government Violated The Constitution (techdirt)

Yes, it can always get dumber. The news broke last night that Donald Trump was planning to sue the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter for his "deplatforming." This morning we found out that they were going to be class action lawsuits on behalf of Trump and other users who were removed, and now that they're announced we find out that he's actually suing Facebook & Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter & Jack Dorsey, and YouTube & Sundar Pichai. I expected the lawsuits to be performative nonsense, but these are... w...
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Google herds FLoC back to the lab for undisclosed ad tech modifications

Privacy advocates say surgery on bird-themed system must happen in public Google has decided to let the initial test of its FLoC ad technology conclude in a few days to work on improvements but isn't inclined to share feedback from test participants.…
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Square is building a hardware crypto wallet and service with the goal of making bitcoin 'more mainstream'

Square CEO Jack Dorsey speaks at the Bitcoin 2021 Convention, a crypto-currency conference held on June 4, 2021 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Square plans to build a hardware cryptocurrency wallet and software service, company execs said Thursday. Square's goal is to "make bitcoin custody more mainstream," said hardware lead Jesse Dorogusker. CEO Jack Dorsey in June outlined the company's initial thinking about the product. See more stories on Insider's business pa...
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Google herds FLoC back to the lab for undisclosed post-third-party-cookie ad tech modifications

Privacy advocates say surgery on bird-themed system must happen in public Google has decided to let the initial test of its FLoC ad technology conclude in a few days to work on improvements – though it isn't inclined to share feedback from test participants.…
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Daily Crunch: Indian food delivery startup Zomato will seek post-IPO valuation up to $8.6B

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. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for July 8, 2021. Forget about Hot ___ Summer. It’s Hot IPO Summer in technology land, and today’s news underscores just how inviting the global exit market is proving to be. But before we get into the TechCrunch Top 3, the good news from the site is that our latest super-deep company teardown, or EC-1, is live. This time, we looke...
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Penn Engineers Pave Way for Chip Components that Could Serve as Both RAM and ROM

New materials may also enable entirely new paradigms for individual chip components and their overall design. One long-promised advance is the ferroelectric field-effect transistor, or FE-FET. Such... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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A Google privacy engineer says he quit over 'constant gaslighting' following the firing of two AI experts

AI researcher Timnit Gebru (left) and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Kimberly White/Getty Images/Denis Balibouse/Reuters A Google privacy engineer said he quit after the company controversially fired two AI ethicists. One of them, Timnit Gebru, said was fired in December, prompting widespread employee outrage. The engineer, Damien Desfontaines, has been with the company since 2014, per his LinkedIn profile. See more stories on Insider's business page. A senior privacy software engineer at G...
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Gov. Newsom Asks Californians To Cut Water Use By 15% Amid Drought

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday asked state residents to voluntarily reduce household water usage by 15% due to worsening drought conditions. From a report: Newsom is yet to issue a California-wide state of emergency or mandate any water use restrictions. However, on Thursday, he expanded his regional drought state of emergency to apply to 50 of the state's 58 counties, which includes about 42% of the population, Newsom said. Newsom encouraged residents to take shorter showers, run dish...
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Demand Curve: How to double conversions on your startup’s homepage

Nick Costelloe Contributor Share on Twitter Nick writes actionable growth marketing insights as head of content at Demand Curve. More posts by this contributor Demand Curve: 10 lies you’ve been told about marketing Between our work at Demand Curve and our agency, Bell Curve, we’ve rewritten over 1,000 websites for startups across most industries. Want to convert twice as many visitors into customers?...
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More Cellphone Data Use Is Negatively Affecting Wi-Fi Performance, Study Finds

An anonymous reader shares the findings of a new study from the University of Chicago. From a report: If service becomes slow when you're trying to send a quick email on your smartphone, you might scroll through your network options and discover how many Wi-Fi networks there are. In fact, this plethora of options is itself the problem. These networks are in competition with one another, limiting the speed at which each can operate. University of Chicago researchers have demonstrated how this inc...
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The Google Pixel 6 could get five years of Android software updates

Google is expected to launch the Pixel 6 later this year and could announce extended Android software support of up to five years.
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Book Review: AI For Lawyers

Unless you understand the basics, you won't be able to make educated decisions about whether to use this type of technology in your law firm.
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Amazon Is cast as unlikely victim in states’ suit against Google

AGs accuse Google of forcing app makers to use its Play store.
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Cloud-based brokerage Archetape grows services with 2 acquisitions

Archetape has acquired Pinnacle Realty Advisors and Broker Breakup. Agents will now have the option to choose what business model fits their needs, whether that's a full-service, cloud-based brokerage or a while label brokerage experience.
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