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30 Million Solar Homes Would Create 1.77 Million Jobs and $69 Billion In Energy Savings, Report Finds

A new report (PDF) from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) finds that installing rooftop solar panels and community solar systems to serve the equivalent of 30 million American homes would create 1.77 millions jobs and $69 billion electricity bill savings over the next five years. CleanTechnica reports: In addition to creating 1.77 million new solar jobs and reducing energy bills by $69 billion, the report found that enacting the 30 Million Solar Homes policies would over five years: E...
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Various Sah schemas related to Google ChromeChanges for 0.003 - 2021-07-20Remove warning with latest Test::Sah::Schema (0.010). [Author: PERLANCAR]
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Dish Switching Network To AT&T After Calling T-Mobile Anticompetitive

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Dish Network has agreed to pay AT&T at least $5 billion over 10 years for network access amid a feud between Dish and T-Mobile. Dish is in the early stages of building a 5G network and in the meantime is serving customers as a reseller using network capacity that it purchases from T-Mobile. But Dish and T-Mobile are fighting over T-Mobile's plan to shut down its 3G CDMA network earlier than it originally intended, with Dish accusing T-Mobile...
Tags: US, Tech, Ars Technica, SEC, Mvno, Securities And Exchange Commission, T Mobile, AT T, T Mobile Sprint, AT amp ; T After Calling T Mobile Anticompetitive, AT T making AT T


China Tech Billionaires Ramp Up Donations As Beijing Cracks Down

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: China's tech tycoons are discovering their charitable side as they come under mounting regulatory scrutiny from Beijing. In the latest example, Xiaomi co-founder Lei Jun handed over $2.2 billion of shares in the smartphone maker to two foundations, according to filings to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. That came after Meituan's Wang Xing and ByteDance's Zhang Yiming gave away parts of their fortune to charitable causes last month. The moves come...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Tech, Bloomberg, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Xiaomi, Jack Ma, Lei Jun, Meituan, Wang, Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Zhang Yiming, Wang Xing, Brock Silvers, Zhang China


Just Cancel the Damn Olympics Already

Add “extreme heat” to the growing list of plagues facing this year’s Summer Olympics, an event I’m starting to suspect I would very much not enjoy participating in, even if they asked nicely.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Air Conditioning, Environment, Engineering, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Automation, Science and Technology, Richardson, Summer Games, Ancient Roman Technology, Ancient Egyptian Technology, The Tokyo Games


Tencent Is Buying British Game Studio 'Sumo' For $1.27 Billion

Tencent has announced plans to buy British video game company Sumo Group for $1.27 billion. The Verge reports: The Chinese tech giant already has an 8.75-percent stake in the developer, as Gamesindustry.biz reports, and the offer represents a 43-percent premium on Sumo's current valuation. Based in Sheffield, England, Sumo's well-regarded core studio Sumo Digital has carried out contract work for many of the biggest names in gaming. It developed Sony's PlayStation 5 launch title Sackboy: A Big A...
Tags: UK, Microsoft, Tech, Sony, Tencent, SHEFFIELD England, James Mitchell, Sumo, Sumo Digital, Carl Cavers, Sumo Group, Ubisoft Tencent, Paul Porter Darren Mills, Epic Riot Activision


Best Free and Open Source Alternatives to Google Docs Editors

Google Docs Editors is a freeware web-based productivity office suite within Google Drive service. What are the best open source alternatives?
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I no longer have a burning hatred for Jewish people, says Googler now suddenly no longer at Google

Veep of cloud devrel exits after 'beyond car crash' all-hands meeting Google Cloud's veep of developer relations abruptly left the web giant late last week after sharing a lengthy essay on how he no longer hated "all the Jewish people."…
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GM confirms a third electric pickup truck is in development

GM will add a full-size electric pickup truck to its GMC lineup, the latest in a string of EV product announcements by the automaker in the past year as it pushes to deliver more than 1 million electric vehicles globally by 2025. The EV pickup was shared in a slide deck during the media presentation and later confirmed to TechCrunch. Duncan Aldred, vice president of global Buick and GMC, didn’t provide further details about the vehicle or when it might go into production. The GM brand is already...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Chevrolet, Detroit, EVs, Gmc, Buick, Chevrolet Silverado, Mark Reuss, Hamtramck, GMC Hummer EV, TechCrunch Duncan Aldred


34 thoughtful cookbook gifts for any occasion

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider To me, there's no better gift to give or receive than a great cookbook. A cookbook with beautiful photos, thoughtful narratives, and foolproof recipes can feed the imagination, transport your giftee to another city or country, and inspire them to get creative in the kitchen. There are cookbooks out there to suit every type of cook, whether novice or expert, and feed ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Kitchen, Cooking, Gift Guide, London, Instagram, France, White House, China, New York City, Jerusalem, America, Trends, Turkey


Man Behind LinkedIn Scraping Said He Grabbed 700 Million Profiles 'For Fun'

The man behind last month's scraping of LinkedIn data, which exposed the location, phone numbers, and inferred salaries of 700 million users, says that he did it "for fun" -- though he is also selling the data. 9to5Mac reports: BBC News spoke with the man who took the data, under the name Tom Liner: "How would you feel if all your information was catalogued by a hacker and put into a monster spreadsheet with millions of entries, to be sold online to the highest paying cyber-criminal? That's what...
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Viral Video Shows Malaysian Police Destroying 1,069 Bitcoin Mining Rigs With a Steamroller

Malaysian authorities seized 1,069 bitcoin mining rigs, laid them out in a parking lot at police headquarters, and used a steamroller to crush them, as part of a joint operation between law enforcement in the city of Miri and electric utility Sarawak Energy. CNBC reports: Assistant Commissioner of Police Hakemal Hawari told CNBC the crackdown came after miners allegedly stole $2 million worth of electricity siphoned from Sarawak Energy power lines. A video of the event posted last week by local ...
Tags: China, Tech, Malaysia, Borneo, Cnbc, Miri, Sarawak, Hawari, Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance, Dayak Daily, Sarawak Energy, Hakemal Hawari, Sarawak Energy CNBC, The Miri


Windows 11 Might Let You Sideload Google's New Android App Bundles

Amazon has officially confirmed that it is working on supporting the new Android App Bundle format mandated by Google, resolving the will-they-or-won’t-they question. It’s not entirely clear if this means you’ll be able to sideload Android apps of all types in Windows 11, which will let you run Android apps on a PC,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Google Play, Science, Smartphones, Computing, App Store, Operating Systems, Mobile App, Amazon Appstore, Computer Architecture, Mobile Linux, Technology Internet, Android Application Package


Google killed the 2020 Pixel Buds, so here’s my ‘Pro’ version wish list

Google‘s 2020 Pixel Buds, despite some notable flaws, are some of my favorite Bluetooth headphones — and I say that as an audiophile who’s persnickety about sound quality. They had a balance of sound quality, features, comfort, and smarts that few headphones can match to date. Unfortunately, Google appears to have just killed them. I can only hope that’s because there’s an even better follow-up on the way. As noted by Android Police, Google has removed the Pixel Buds’ product page from its onlin...
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Despite the Hype, iPhone Security No Match For NSO Spyware (slashdot)

International investigation finds 23 Apple devices that were successfully hacked. From a report: The text delivered last month to the iPhone 11 of Claude Mangin, the French wife of a political activist jailed in Morocco, made no sound. It produced no image. It offered no warning of any kind as an iMessage from somebody she didn't know delivered malware directly onto her phone -- and past Apple's security systems. Once inside, the spyware, produced by Israel's NSO Group and licensed to one of its...
Tags: Apple, Google, Post, News, France, Israel, Morocco, Amnesty International, Pegasus, NSO, Msmash, NSO Group, Pegasus NSO, Amnesty s Security Lab, Claude Mangin, Mangin


Instagram ‘pushes weight-loss messages to teenagers’

Researchers find minimal interactions by teen users can trigger a deluge of thin-body and dieting imagesInstagram’s algorithms are pushing teenage girls who even briefly engage with fitness-related images towards a flood of weight-loss content, according to new research which aimed to recreate the experience of being a child on social networks.Researchers adopting “mystery shopper” techniques set up a series of Instagram profiles mirroring real children and followed the same accounts as the volu...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Media, Society, Mental Health, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Digital Media


Dotloop inks new deals with 4 agent associations

The deals include a comprehensive agreement with a Canadian MLS, and will also see dotloop integrate documents that more than 100,000 American agents use for their work.
Tags: Texas, Technology, Washington, Radio, Mls, Dallas, Ohio, Zillow, Dotloop, Industry News, Cincinnati, News Brief, Multiple Listing Service, MREB, Northwest MLS, MLS & Associations


Daily Crunch: In all-stock transaction, Zoom to purchase Five9 for $14.7 billion

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 19, 2021. In the old days, venture capital had seasons. VCs didn’t work in December, and the July-August period could be a bit hazy. Such variations have declined. Deal-making, it turns out, is now pretty much the theme for all seasons. Evidence? Just read what’s below! — Alex The TechCrunch Top 3 Rappi raises $500M: Th...
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Google TV rolling out the ability to hide movies, shows from ‘Continue watching’ row

Android TV is set to receive even more features from Google TV, but the reverse is also set to happen. Google TV continue watching hide...
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iFixit CEO Names and Shames Tech Giants For Right To Repair Obstruction

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: iFixit co-founder and CEO Kyle Wiens has exposed how companies including Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft manipulate the design of their products and the supply chain to prevent consumers and third-party repairers from accessing necessary tools and parts to repair products such as smartphones and laptops. Speaking during the Productivity Commission's virtual right to repair public hearing on Monday, Weins took the opportunity to draw on specific examp...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, California, Samsung, Tech, Productivity Commission, Apple Samsung, Kyle Wiens, Wiens, California Apple, VARTA, Weins, Shames Tech Giants


Google might be extending your Pixel 4 XL's warranty for an extra year

Google is extending the warranty for the Pixel 4 XL by an extra year. Before you get too excited, the extension only covers a handful of specific
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Meet the Brutal Serial Killers of The Sims

It's a game that encourages people to 'get a life' -- build a house, make a Sim and fulfil their dreams. So why are so many players intent on murder? From a report: The Sims has far evolved from its humble beginnings in 2000, where you created characters and tended to their needs, like a slightly more demanding Tamagotchi. As the games became more advanced, The Sims provided opportunities for the lives of your characters to more closely mirror reality: they now have lifetime goals and desires, c...
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Apple Releases Safari 14.1.2 Update for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave

Apple today released a new Safari 14.1.2 update that's available for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave users. The update likely includes important security fixes, but Apple has yet to outline what these fixes might be. New Safari updates are normally introduced alongside new macOS updates for the current version of macOS and security updates for older versions of macOS, but the Safari 14.1.2 update is available on its own and Apple has not yet released macOS Big Sur 11.5. The Safari update ca...
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This tool tells you if NSO’s Pegasus spyware targeted your phone

Over the weekend, an international consortium of news outlets reported that several authoritarian governments — including Mexico, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates — used spyware developed by NSO Group to hack into the phones of thousands of their most vocal critics, including journalists, activists, politicians and business executives. A leaked list of 50,000 phone numbers of potential surveillance targets was obtained by Paris-based journalism nonprofit Forbidden Stories and Amnesty Interna...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Security, Microsoft, Mexico, Government, Tech, Cisco, European Union, Smartphones, Whatsapp, Spyware, Software, Hungary, Morocco, Paris


Report Finds Big Telecom Spends $230,000 on Lobbying Every Day

A new study argues crappy U.S. broadband is an active policy choice -- and a direct result of pathetically weak U.S. lobbying and corporate finance laws. From a report: Over the last few years big internet service providers have killed net neutrality, eliminated most FCC oversight of broadband providers, derailed efforts to pass meaningful privacy rules, and thwarted a wide variety of proposals designed to deliver faster, cheaper fiber broadband competition. A new joint study by Common Cause and...
Tags: Fcc, Congress, Tech, Comcast, AT T, Common Cause, Communications Workers of America CWA, Big Telecom


LawGeex Gets An Evangelist; Names Sameena Kluck To New Role

The AI-driven contract review technology company LawGeex has named legal industry veteran Sameena Kluck to the newly created position of director of brand evangelism.
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Australian employees demand bosses speak up on social issues and let them work from home

Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes says Covid pandemic caused reevaluation of ‘life priorities’Australian workers have become more convinced that their employers should speak out on social issues during the pandemic, a new survey conducted for software giant Atlassian shows.Employees are also far more concerned about mental health and increasingly demand to work from home, the survey by consulting firm PwC shows. Continue reading...
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The Surface Pro X vs. the M1 iPad Pro (2021)

The Surface Pro X and iPad Pro are both fantastic 2-in-1 devices. In this head-to-head, we see which is the best on portability, performance, and design.
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What we learned from selling a blockchain service to African governments

Mohammed Ibrahim Jega Contributor Share on Twitter Mohammed Ibrahim Jega is the co-founder of Domineum Blockchain Solutions, a serial tech entrepreneur, startup adviser, fintech expert and blockchain advocate. A major attraction of Africa is its large population of 1.2 billion, which hints at a sizable addressable market. But what happens when your target audience is the governments of 54 countries? In our situation, that was...
Tags: Europe, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Kenya, World Bank Group, Sierra, Sierra Leonean, Saharan Africa, FREETOWN, Nigeria South Africa, Mohammed Ibrahim Jega, Domineum Blockchain Solutions, Kenya Gambia


The Play Store is working to give Wear OS the attention it needs

Google is teasing out more of its Material You interface design for Wear OS and is also bringing a big upgrade to the app and watchface...
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