Google Pixel 5a 5G components surface revealing 4680mAh battery, could launch on August 17

A report from last week revealed the complete specifications of the upcoming Pixel 5a 5G, a mid-range Pixel phone from Google ahead of Google Pixel 6 launch later this fall. Now the  images of Pixel 5a components have surfaced. This matches with the earlier renders, and it said to offer a rubber-like matte finish back … Continue reading "Google Pixel 5a 5G components surface revealing 4680mAh battery, could launch on August 17"
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A Simple Software Fix Could Limit Location Data Sharing

Slashdot reader nickwinlund77 quotes Wired: Location data sharing from wireless carriers has been a major privacy issue in recent years... Carriers remain perennially hungry to know as much about you as they can. Now, researchers are proposing a simple plan to limit how much bulk location data they can get from cell towers. Much of the third-party location data industry is fueled by apps that gain permission to access your GPS information, but the location data that carriers can collect from ...
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Lamborghini Introduces Rare Hybrid-Electric Countach Sportscar

Lamborghini's exotic Countach sportscar was featured in the opening scene of the 1981 movie Cannonball Run. On the car's 50th anniversary, they've now introduced a 802-horsepower hybrid-electric version. Mashable reports: The reimagined Countach, unveiled in Monterey, California on Friday, is the Italian carmaker's second hybrid. Its drivetrain and performance borrows heavily from the Sián supercar, which was introduced in 2019 as the famous sports car maker's first hybrid. Lamborghini's new C...
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Russian Intelligence Services are Working with Ransomware Gangs, Report Says

CBS News reports: Russian intelligence services worked with prominent ransomware gangs to compromise U.S. government and government-affiliated organizations, according to new research from cybersecurity firm Analyst1. Two Russian intelligence bureaus — the Federal Security Service, or FSB, and Foreign Intelligence Service, or SVR — collaborated with individuals in "multiple cybercriminal organizations," security analysts with the firm say in the report. The research indicates these cybercrimi...
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Sportscar Manufacturer Debuts World's First All-Electric High-Performance Hypercar

There's something new in the world of expensive high-performance sportscars (or "hypercars".) Italian carmaker Automobili Pininfarina "has debuted the Battista, the first pure-electric hyper GT, on the streets of California as part of Monterey Car Week," reports Newsweek. (Alternate URL here.) The debut will give U.S. clients the chance to experience the 1,900 horsepower hypercar... [In a video] the Battista, crafted at Automobili Pininfarina's manufacturing facility in Italy, glides smoothly a...
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Pixel 5a has the biggest battery of any Google Pixel phone yet, component images reveal

Google Pixel 5a seeming does have an ace up its sleeve in the form of a gigantic battery.
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T-Mobile is Investigating an Alleged Data Breach That Would Affect 100 Million Users

Slashdot reader lightbox32 shared this report from Motherboard: T-Mobile says it is investigating a forum post claiming to be selling a mountain of personal data. The forum post itself doesn't mention T-Mobile, but the seller told Motherboard they have obtained data related to over 100 million people, and that the data came from T-Mobile servers. The data includes social security numbers, phone numbers, names, physical addresses, unique IMEI numbers, and driver licenses information, the selle...
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Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls Coming to Apple Arcade

After years of waiting, fans will finally be able to play Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls, as Konami announced that the game would soon be coming to iOS, tvOS, and Mac via Apple’s Apple Arcade subscription service. MORE: How Chadwick Boseman’s Legacy Influenced Marvel’s Avengers’ Black Panther Initially announced in 2018, Grimoire of Souls was soft-launched on iOS in Canada in 2019 before being removed from the App Store last year. The game is touted as a “full-fledged side-scrolling action game,...
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Fight Piracy With a Blockchain-Based Bounty System, Suggest Microsoft Researchers

TorrentFreak reports: A new paper published by Microsoft's research department proposes to tackle piracy with a blockchain-based bounty system titled "Argus." The system allows volunteers to report piracy in exchange for a reward. It uses the Ethereum blockchain and is transparent, practical, and secure, while limiting abusive reports and errors... Pirated content is traced back to the source through a unique watermark that corresponds with a secret code. When a pirated copy is reported, the...
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Actor suspected of taking part in Capitol riot arrested in Burbank

An actor accused of being in the mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol in January and explicitly addressing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on camera identified himself to a crowd on his way out of the restricted building, allowing investigators to track him down and arrest him in Burbank, federal officials said Friday, Aug. 13. Michael Aaron Carico, 33, was taken into custody by federal agents on Wednesday, Aug. 11, according to a warrant issued for his arrest. He was seen in numerous photos and videos ...
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The Case Against Working Remotely Full-Time

A new article in Time magazine argues it's time to "follow the science" on working from home. "The solution for the future is a structured hybrid model, acknowledging that working from home doesn't work long-term for most jobs, while still giving workers flexibility." (Alternate URL here.) One way to do that would be to allocate time slots — perhaps specific days — of in-office working for all employees to maintain workplace productivity and collaboration, while also allowing working from home...
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Gurman: Apple Planning Multiple Events for the Fall, M1X MacBook Pros to be Available by November

Apple is planning to hold multiple events this fall, which will collectively include the launch of new iPhones, Apple Watches, updated AirPods, revamped iPad mini, and the redesigned MacBook Pros, according to respected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. In his latest weekly Power On newsletter, Gurman says that much like last year, Apple will hold multiple events this coming fall, with the first likely being in September for the iPhone 13. Last year, due to the global health crisis and produ...
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Gurman: Apple Planning Multiple Events for the Fall, M1X MacBook Pros to be Available in November

Apple is planning to hold multiple events this fall, which will collectively include the launch of new iPhones, Apple Watches, updated AirPods, revamped iPad mini, and the redesigned MacBook Pros, according to respected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. In his latest weekly Power On newsletter, Gurman says that much like last year, Apple will hold multiple events this coming fall, with the first likely being in September for the iPhone 13. Last year, due to the global health crisis and produ...
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Contractor Accuses Huawei of Stealing Technology, Pressuring Them for a 'Back Door'

The Wall Street Journal reports: A long-running dispute between Huawei Technologies Co. and a small U.S.-based contractor has escalated to U.S. federal court, with the contractor alleging Huawei stole its technology and pressured it to build a "back door" into a sensitive law-enforcement project in Pakistan. The contractor, Buena Park, Calif.-based Business Efficiency Solutions LLC, or BES, says in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in California district court that Huawei required it to set up a system ...
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Debian 11 'Bullseye' Released As Stable

"One of the oldest and most renowned distributions of Linux has been released!" âwrites Slashdot reader Washuu2. Phoronix reports it took "just over two years in development." Debian 11 brings many new features as outlined this morning with the big upgrade to Linux 5.10 LTS, exFAT file-system support, control groups v2, yescrypt for password hashing, and a plethora of updated packages. GNOME 3.38, KDE Plasma 5.20, and Xfce 4.16 are among the desktop options for Debian 11. adds: Do ...
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Will Google ever lose its throne as king of search? Here are its main contenders

Google has been the king of search for decades and has worked hard to keep competitors down. But there's a small group of startups that refuses to back down.
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Ready to build your own house? Terrascope, an AI real estate agent, lists land

For $120,000, you can own this 40-acre property in Bradley, Calif. (Photo by Tim Ellis of Oak Shores Realty) Terrascope co-founder Julian Compagni Portis. (Courtesy of Julian Compagni Portis) Kehan Zhou is the co-founder of Terrascope, described as “the first A.I. real estate agent for finding and browsing rural properties online.” (Courtesy of Kehan Zhou) Show Caption of Expand The first time Kehan Zhou shopped for rural land on a third-party Multiple Listing Service site w...
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Crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried donates $450,000 to a nonprofit that supports bitcoin developers

FTX Sam Bankman-Fried has pledged a multi-year donation to a nonprofit that supports bitcoin developers. The founder of FTX has committed a $150,000 per year three-year commitment to support Brink Technology. The amount will sponsor bitcoin developers going through their fellowship programs. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Cryptocurrency billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried has pledged nearly half a million to a nonprofit that supports bitcoin developers...
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Study Finds Fermented Foods May Alter Your Microbiome, Reduce Inflammation, and Improve Your Health

A new study finds that eating fermented foods like yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut and kombucha increase the diverse of gut microbes — and "may also lead to lower levels of body-wide inflammation, which scientists increasingly link to a range of diseases tied to aging," reports the New York Times: The latest findings come from a study published in the journal Cell that was carried out by researchers at Stanford University. They wanted to see what impact fermented foods might have on the gut and immun...
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My big jump: Sukhinder Singh Cassidy’s CEO journey

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy Contributor Share on Twitter Sukhinder Singh Cassidy founded theBoardlist, a premium talent marketplace that helps diverse leaders get discovered for board and executive opportunities. A technology executive and entrepreneur, board member and investor, she has 25 years of experience founding and helping to scale companies, including Google, Amazon and Yodlee. More posts by this contributor ...
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Takeovers and Twitter headaches

Hello friends! Lucas is still out for a few more days, so I’m filling in for him again on this week’s Week In Review. To recap: I’m Greg. I started at TC back when deciding who to put in your MySpace Top 8 was a very serious matter and being able to summon an Uber with a button press made people think you were a wizard from the future. Before we dive into the news you might’ve missed this week, a heads up! Brian Heater’s much-loved robotics recap is becoming a weekly newsletter and getting a fan...
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How Data Scientists Pinpointed the Creepiest Word in Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'

Medium's technology blog OneZero provides a great example of the new field of "digital humanities": Actors and critics have long remarked that when you read Macbeth out loud, it feels like your voice and mouth and brain are doing something ever so slightly wrong. There's something subconsciously off about the sound of the play, and it spooks people. It's as if Shakespeare somehow wove a tiny bit of creepiness into every single line. The literary scholar George Walton Williams described the "con...
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The Worst 5% of Power Plants Produce 73% of Their Emissions

Ars Technica reports on a paper investigating how much each power plant contributes to global emissions, using data from 2018. "The study finds that many countries have many power plants that emit carbon dioxide at rates well above either the national or global average. "Shutting down the worst 5 percent of this list would immediately wipe out about 75 percent of the carbon emissions produced by electricity generation." It should surprise nobody that all the worst offenders are coal plants. Bu...
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Gurman: iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, AirPods 3, iPad mini 6, and more coming at September Apple event

In his latest Power On newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman roundups everything Apple is expected to launch in the next month.
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Apple AirPods Pro Now Just $179.99 Shipped From Amazon!
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How artist Ben Grosser is cutting Mark Zuckerberg down to size

The artist and social media critic on his work subverting the manipulative practices of Facebook, Instagram and TwitterWhen the history of the first decades of this century comes to be written, there will be few more telling artworks than Ben Grosser’s film Order of Magnitude. In the 47 minute video, Grosser, a digital artist and professor of new media at the University of Illinois, has spliced together every public instance in which Mark Zuckerberg has talked of “more” and “bigger”. The resulti...
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Google seeks dismissal of a Ohio lawsuit, saying its search engine isn't a public utility just because a lot of people use it

A Google office. TOLGA AKMEN/AFP via Getty Images Google Search isn't a public utility just because it's popular, the company told an Ohio court. Ohio's AG in June said Google prioritized its own products and needed to be regulated. States have "no business dictating the online information it wants people to see," Google said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google on Friday sought dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Ohio's attorney general, saying its search...
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Game (voice)over: actors turn to video game work during pandemic

Demand for voice actors increases, providing relief for workers whose other sources of income has dried upCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt was not only audiences that turned to video games during the pandemic. With theatres closed, and TV and film production on hiatus, British actors chose work they could do from isolation – and the booming gaming industry was ready to fill the gap.“The minute the pandemic hit, it was just everyone asking me: ‘What mic should I get?...
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Don’t sleep on Fantasian, Apple Arcade’s genuine killer app

Fantasian is now fully out on Apple Arcade, giving the platform it's true "must-play" game.
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Apple’s Next iPhone Is Coming Soon. Here’s What to Expect

Analysts say camera improvements are the biggest changes hitting Apple’s coming smartphones.
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