California Approves a Targeted State-Funded Guaranteed Income Program

Thursday's California's lawmakers approved America's first state-funded guaranteed income program for both qualifying young adults who have recently left foster care and for pregnant women, reports CNBC. The votes — 36-0 in the Senate and 64-0 in the Assembly — showed bipartisan support for an idea that is gaining momentum across the country. Dozens of local programs have sprung up in recent years, including some that have been privately funded, making it easier for elected officials to sell the...
Tags: California, Senate, America, Tech, Cnbc, Gavin Newsom, Assembly, Department of Social Services, Michael Tubbs, Scott Wilk

Google Maps Provided Users With a ‘Potentially Fatal’ Hiking Trail on This Mountain

A few years ago, instead of leading my best friend and I through a lovely and picturesque Spanish mountain trail, Google Maps took us to an isolated field with some cows. While I learned then not trust the internet when it comes to nature, it appears that an increasing number of visitors to the Scottish mountain Ben…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Scotland, Software, Mountaineering, Google Maps, Nevis, Alphabet Inc, Ben Nevis, Lochaber, Munros, Web Mapping, Human Activities, Route Planning Software, Technology Internet

1.4 Million Cubans Bypass Censorship Using US Government-Funded Software Psiphon

"Cuban officials rallied tens of thousands of supporters in the streets on Saturday — nearly a week after they were stunned by the most widespread protests in decades," the Associated Press reports. President Miguel Díaz-Canel — accompanied by 90-year-old former President Raul Castro — "made an impassioned speech blaming unrest on the U.S. and its economic embargo, 'the blockade, aggression and terror... The enemy has returned to throw all it has at destroying the sacred unity and tranquility ...
Tags: Apple, Google, US, Toronto, Tech, Bloomberg, Associated Press, Biden, Cuba, Raul Castro, Miguel, Psiphon Inc, Canel, Psiphon, William Leogrande, Iran China Belarus Myanmar

Batterygate (2021); Apple accused of throttling recent handsets including the iPhone 12 5G

Deja vu! Apple is accused by the Spanish Consumer Organization of throttling the iPhone 12 and several other iPhone models via certain...
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Influential Ivermectin Study Accused of 'Totally Faked' Data

"The efficacy of a drug being promoted by rightwing figures worldwide for treating Covid-19 is in serious doubt," reports the Guardian, "after a major study suggesting the treatment is effective against the virus was withdrawn due to 'ethical concerns'." The preprint study on the efficacy and safety of ivermectin — a drug used against parasites such as worms and headlice — in treating Covid-19, led by Dr Ahmed Elgazzar from Benha University in Egypt, was published on the Research Square website...
Tags: London, Sweden, Tech, Egypt, Guardian, Brown, Lawrence, Linnaeus University, Nick Brown, Jack Lawrence, COVID, Meyerowitz Katz, Research Square, Ahmed Elgazzar, Benha University, University of Wollongong Gideon Meyerowitz Katz

ESPN+ FAQ for La Liga: Everything you need to know

Read our ESPN+ FAQ for La Liga for all of the answers to your questions about watching Spain’s top league in the United States. ESPN+ is now the place to stream Spain’s La Liga in the United States. “We are absolutely thrilled to bring La Liga to ESPN in the U.S.,” said La Liga president Javier Tebas. “This is an historic eight-season agreement in U.S. soccer broadcasting that speaks to the power of La Liga and its clubs in the largest media market in the world and will bring the world’s best...
Tags: Apple, England, Spain, Sport, Soccer, United States, La Liga, Espn, Hulu, Javier Tebas, El Clasico, Segunda, MLS La Liga, Real Madrid TV, Leagues: La Liga, ESPN Disney

7 Years Later, Google Engineers Revise Their Pessimistic Predictions on Climate Change

Seven years ago two Google engineers concluded, after four years of study that "Renewable energy technologies simply won't work; we need a fundamentally different approach." (The authors proposed a R&D portfolio pursuing "disruptive" solutions in hydro, wind, solar photovoltaics, and nuclear power, with one Slashdot reader asking "is nuclear going to be acknowledged as the future of energy production?") But the two engineers — still at Google — recently announced "we're happy to say that we go...
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About 24 US Govt Officials in Vienna, Austria Report 'Havana Syndrome' Symptoms

"Since Joe Biden took office [in January], about two dozen U.S. intelligence officers, diplomats, and other government officials in Vienna have reported experiencing mysterious afflictions similar to the Havana Syndrome," reports the New Yorker: U.S. officials say the number of possible new cases in the Austrian capital — long a nexus of U.S. and Russian espionage — is now greater than the number reported by officials in any city except for Havana itself, where the first cases were reported... ...
Tags: Tech, Joe Biden, Vienna, State Department, Cia, Biden, Havana, Trump, Vienna Austria, G R U

Full Power Jiren Arrives in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 This Fall

The world of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is expanding once again, with Bandai Namco announcing earlier this week that Jiren would be coming to the game in his fully powered form, along with some other updates.   RELATED: Netflix App Datamine Shows Ghost of Tsushima & DualSense Images Jiren will be landing in the game as part of the Legendary Pack 2 later this fall, along with two brand new outfits, one for Bulma that features her in her Dragon Ball Classic look, and one for Future Trunks. Dragon Ba...
Tags: Google, Games, Movies, Ubisoft, Bandai Namco, Tsushima, ComingSoon, Video Game News, Goku, Xbox One Nintendo, Jiren, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Strength is Justice

Teachers are the real deal, tech just a tool

Technology is one tool in a larger arsenal for a superior educational experience, and teachers must be continually trained to use it The post Teachers are the real deal, tech just a tool appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Technology, Education, Unesco, World Bank, Openaccess, Pandemic, COVID-19

Elusive Glass Octopus Spotted In the Remote Pacific Ocean

Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot shared some fascinating photos and a report from Live Science. "This rarely seen glass octopus bared all recently — even a view of its innards — when an underwater robot filmed it gracefully soaring through the deep waters of the Central Pacific Ocean." Like other "glass" creatures, such as glass frogs and certain comb jellies, glass octopuses are almost completely transparent, with only their cylindrical eyes, optic nerve and digestive tract appearing opaque. Th...
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All eyes are on India’s brightest Zomato

Relevance is often tied to rarity. As a result, the first anything — whether a birthday, scientific feat or female vice president — comes with its own weight. Whether that pressure is warranted is a discussion in and of itself, but today, we’ll focus on the ripple effects of India’s first unicorn IPO: Zomato. Food delivery startup Zomato, set to start trading public shares next week, has been labeled by journalists and industry experts as India’s biggest tech public offering to date. The company...
Tags: TC, Ipo, India, New York City, Newsletter, Tech, Crypto, Zomato, Alex Wilhelm, Tracxn, Norwest, Christine Hall, Manish Singh, Connie Loizos, Bryce Durbin, Lisa Wu

New Study Verifies Safety of Rust

Slashdot reader Beeftopia writes: Rust has two modes: its default, safe mode, and an unsafe mode. In its default, safe mode, Rust prevents memory errors, such as "use-after-free" errors. It also prevents "data races" which is unsynchronized access to shared memory. In its unsafe mode (via use of the "unsafe" block), in which some of its APIs are written, it allows the use of potentially unsafe C-style features. The key challenge in verifying Rust's safety claims is accounting for the interaction...
Tags: Tech, Miri, Jung, American Association, Beeftopia, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems, Association for Computing Machinery ACM, Ralf Jung, Foundations of Programming, Derek Dreyer

Majority of Covid misinformation came from 12 people, report finds

CCDH finds ‘disinformation dozen’ have combined following of 59 million people across multiple social media platformsThe vast majority of Covid-19 anti-vaccine misinformation and conspiracy theories originated from just 12 people, a report by the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) cited by the White House this week found. Related: ‘They’re killing people’: Biden slams Facebook for Covid disinformation Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Internet, White House, Social Media, World news, US news, Biden, Coronavirus, CCDH, Center for Countering Digital Hate CCDH

Amazon Complains to Apple About Fakespot Review App, Gets It Kicked Off the App Store

Amazon has gotten Fakespot, a popular service on the web that works to identify fake reviews on the e-commerce platform, kicked off the Apple App Store. The incident has pitted two of the biggest giants in the tech industry against a small company, and Fakespot is crying foul. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Science, Fakespot, Amazon Complains

How F1 got the data crunched for its new race car

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by what the weekday Exchange column digs into, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here.  Friends! Hello and thanks for dropping by. Today we have lots of our usual fare: Funding rounds to digest, some data on the startup market (thank you, DocSend), and the like. But we’re starting with a passion of mine: Racing. The Exchange has made various jo...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Florida, Microsoft, Softbank, Tech, Aws, Mercedes, Goldman, Marcus, Lando, Midwest, Smedley, Rob Smedley, Newsletters, WebEx

America Honors Its Atomic Veterans

America detonated the world's first nuclear device in Alamogordo, New Mexico on July 16, 1945. On its 76th anniversary, U.S. president Biden issued a proclamation: Many brave men and women have risked their lives in service to our Nation, but few know the story of our "Atomic Veterans" — American military service members who participated in nuclear tests between 1945 and 1962, served with United States military forces in or around Hiroshima and Nagasaki through mid-1946, or were held as pris...
Tags: Congress, America, Tech, United States, Biden, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Department of Veterans Affairs, Alamogordo New Mexico

Parts of the Amazon Rainforest Now Releasing More Carbon Than They Absorbs

Long-time Slashdot reader phalse phace quotes NPR: Portions of the Amazon rainforest are now releasing more carbon dioxide than they absorb, disrupting an important balancing act that signals a worsening of the climate crisis, according to a new study. Findings from the nearly decade-long research project, published Wednesday in the journal Nature , suggest that deforestation and fire, among other factors, have dramatically undercut the Amazon's ability to absorb heat-trapping carbon emissions...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Npr, Amazonia

Ethereum Co-Founder Says Safety Concern Has Him Quitting Crypto

"Anthony Di Iorio, a co-founder of the Ethereum network, says he's done with the cryptocurrency world, partially because of personal safety concerns," reports Bloomberg, in a story shared by Slashdot reader tekram: Di Iorio, 48, has had a security team since 2017, with someone traveling with or meeting him wherever he goes. In coming weeks, he plans to sell Decentral Inc. [maker of Jaxx, a digital asset wallet], and refocus on philanthropy and other ventures not related to crypto. The Canadian ...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Forbes, Slashdot, Toronto Stock Exchange, Jaxx, Iorio, Anthony Di Iorio, Di Iorio, Decentral Inc, Di lorio

It's time for Google to fix Android's share menu

The share sheet is both the best and the worst thing to happen to Android. Theoretically, it's a powerful built-in feature that allows...
Tags: Google

Right-wing Activist's $500 'Freedom Phone' Actually Cheap Rebranded Android Model Made in China

"This week, a 22-year-old self-described Bitcoin millionaire introduced the Freedom Phone, a $499 device meant to be completely free from 'Big Tech's' censorship and influence," reports PC Magazine. "But it turns out the same smartphone is actually from China, and probably just a cheap knock-off." The Freedom Phone comes from Erik Finman, who unveiled the device earlier this week. He claims the product has everything Trump supporters could dream of, including an "uncensorable" app store, prei...
Tags: Google, China, Tech, Gizmodo, The Daily Beast, Trump, Shenzhen China, Erik Finman, Khait, Signal Telegram, Umidigi, Freedom Phone, Anna Khait

Tech's $1 billion unicorn startups are ready to party

Hello, and welcome to this week's edition of the Insider Tech newsletter, where we break down the biggest news in tech, including:Meet the 136 unicorns born in Q2Why Salesforce and Amazon are becoming each other's best alliesThe real story behind Elon Musk's beach tunnel Did someone forward this newsletter to you? Sign up here. Note: Newsletters are now coming from our new domain, Also, a friendly reminder to add [email protected] to your address book. This week: T...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Facebook, Elon Musk, Enterprise, Microsoft, Softbank, Newsletter, Trends, Ukraine, Sony, Venture Capital, Aws, Salesforce

Top Stories: Apple Debuts MagSafe Battery Pack, iOS 15 Beta 3, and More

Apple this week surprised us with the debut of a new $99 MagSafe Battery Pack for the iPhone 12 lineup, taking the place of the full battery cases Apple has traditionally launched for its iPhones. Other news and rumors this week included the release of the third betas of iOS 15 and Apple's other upcoming operating systems, our best look yet at the iPhone 13 in the form of some dummy units we were able to get our hands on, and a rumored webcam upgrade for the upcoming redesigned MacBook Pro mo...
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Biden Says Platforms Like Facebook Are 'Killing People' With COVID-19 Misinformation

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: The White House escalated its fight against vaccine misinformation on Friday, with President Biden directly criticizing Facebook and other platforms for allowing vaccine misinformation to spread -- and consequently raising the ongoing death toll from the deadly pandemic. Asked for a message to platforms like Facebook, Biden replied, "They're killing people ... the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated, and they're killing people." The...
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China's New Law Requires Researchers to Report All Zero-Day Bugs to Government

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) has issued new stricter vulnerability disclosures regulations that mandate security researchers uncovering critical flaws in computer systems to mandatorily disclose them first-hand to the government authorities within two days of filing a report. The "Regulations on the Management of Network Product Security Vulnerability" are expected to go into [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: China, Tech, Cyberspace Administration of China CAC, Ravie Lakshmanan

Instagram Launches 'Security Checkup' to Help Users Recover Hacked Accounts

Instagram earlier this week introduced a new "Security Checkup" feature that aims to keep accounts safe and help users—whose accounts may have been compromised—to recover them. In order to gain access to accounts, users will be prompted to perform a series of steps, which include checking recent login activity, reviewing profile information, and updating contact details such as phone numbers or [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, Ravie Lakshmanan

CloudFlare CDNJS Bug Could Have Led to Widespread Supply-Chain Attacks

Web infrastructure and website security company Cloudflare last month fixed a critical vulnerability in its CDNJS library that's used by 12.7% of all websites on the internet. CDNJS is a free and open-source content delivery network (CDN) that serves about 4,041 JavaScript and CSS libraries, making it the second most popular CDN for JavaScript after Google Hosted Libraries. The weakness [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Google, Tech, Css, Ravie Lakshmanan

Weekend reading: Turning on the triple-lock

What caught my eye this week. I was a big fan of real-time strategy computer games in my frugal but otherwise misspent youth. You know – those games in which you’d martial digital resources and deploy armies to expand your burgeoning industrial-military complex (or gold based goblin empire). At their best, real-time strategy games gave you a glimpse of what it was like to be Napoleon or Marcus Aurelius – commanding legions! At their worst, they were invariably broken by glitches that threw th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Hong Kong, UK, England, Yahoo, Marketing, US, Bloomberg, Bbc, David Willetts, Natwest, Office for Budget Responsibility, State Pension, Cnbc

Do I look cheugy in this? What can a gen Z makeover teach me about life?

With a new generation fuelling fashion, protest and popular culture, is it time for millennials like me to move over? A panel of young trailblazers give me a glow up – and some lessons in activismI am sitting cross-legged on the floor, wearing a bucket hat, trying to be chill. I rest my chin in my hands and try to think chill thoughts, which is hard, because I am wearing mint flatform Crocs, studded with pineapples and watermelons, and a fluffy green knit that feels more like a pet than a cardig...
Tags: Fashion, Technology, Media, Instagram, US, Social Media, Life and style, Society, Digital Media, Social trends, Pew Research Center, Crocs, Tiktok

How to become a better copywriter?

Summary • Focus on features, not benefits • Get super specific • Write towards an action • Align your copy with the motivation of your prospect • Use simple words • Write using your prospect’s own words • Write at least 10 headline – pick the best one • Address your most common objections upfront • Use plenty of real-life examples • Layer on tons of social proof • Use first person pronouns • Write short, choppy sentences by Demand Curve I can teach you to be a much better marketing copywri...
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