Become a Project Manager Without a College Degree with Google’s Project Management Certificate

As we first mentioned last year, Google has launched a series of Career Certificate programs that allow students to gain expertise in a field, enough to start working without a 4-year college degree. This initiative now includes a Certificate in Project Management, which consists of six courses. Foundations of Project Management Project Initiation: Starting a Successful Project Project Planning: Putting It All Together Project Execution: Running the Project Agile Project Management Caps...
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Hydrogen Lobbyist Quits, Calls 'Blue Hydrogen' a Distraction Possibly Locking in Fossil Fuel Use

Remember that study that found that "blue" hydrogen (produced from natural gas using a carbon-capture technique) may be worse for the planet than coal? "That study was apparently a tipping point for Chris Jackson, who this week stepped down as chair of the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association..." reports Ars Technica. Jackson wrote in a LinkedIn post announcing his resignation, "while there might not be a single 'right' answer, there are answers that are wrong." Jackson continues by saying t...
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iPhone 13 in-screen Touch ID now reportedly dead

A report says that Apple has tested in-screen Touch ID but won't include it in the new iPhone
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Blockchain startup XREX gets $17M to make cross-border trade faster

XREX co-founders Winston Hsiao and Wayne Huang A substantial portion of the world’s trade is done in United States dollars, creating problems for businesses in countries with a dollar shortage. Blockchain startup XREX was launched to help cross-border businesses in emerging markets perform faster transactions with products like a payment escrow service and crypto-fiat exchange platform. The Taipei-headquartered company announced today it has raised $17 million in pre-Series A funding led by CD...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, India, Tech, Taiwan, United States, South Africa, Crypto, Payments, Taipei, Fintech, Blockchain, Bangalore, Chennai

Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: David Waldman and Natalya Rudma: Adial Pharmaceuticals Awarded U.S. and International Patents for the Treatment Of Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders Using AD04 (Source: Yahoo Finance) Colton Wiens: Conservatives Promise to Cut Income Tax for New Technology Staying in Canada (Source: CTV) Daisuke Wakabayashi: Google Infringed on Patents Owned by Sonos, a Trade Judge Says (Source: The New York Times) Stephen Nellis: Jury Awards Optis $300 Million in Second Pate...
Tags: Google, Law, Bloomberg, Canada, Pfizer, The New York Times, Patent, Reuters, Yahoo Finance, David Waldman, Susan Decker, Federal Court of Appeal, Stephen Nellis, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Ryan Abbott

Essential Date Functions for Google Sheets

Dates are internally stored as sequential serial numbers in Google Sheets. This serial number represents the number of days elapsed since December 31, 1899.You can use the DATEVALUE function to convert any date input to a number that represents the date. For instance, both the functions DATEVALUE("Jan 1") and DATEVALUE("01-Jan-2021") return the same number (44197) though the inputs have vastly different formats.The function TODAY() returns the current date while the fu...
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Court Rules Govt Officials' Internet Browsing Histories Are Not Public Records

Law professor and legal commentator Jonathan H. Adler shares an update about a nonprofit group advocating for accountable government: The Cause of Action Institute sought to obtain the internet browsing histories of several government officials, including the Secretary of Agriculture and Director of the Office of Management and Budget, under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A district court rejected their claim, concluding that browsing histories are not agency records under FOIA. Yesterd...
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Gillmor Gang: Cryptonomics

Twitter seems on an aggressive path to putting pedal to the metal. From its earliest days as a failwhale generator and a ransacker of third party successes, the company under Jack Dorsey’s stewardship has become an acquirer of tools to support the creators it hosts. Twitter Spaces, its Clubhouse clone, has steadily improved its UI with integration of relevant tweets at the top of a space and Twitter graph awareness of listeners. When I most recently joined a Kara Swisher spacecast, my icon ap...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Twitter, Video, Congress, Senate, Tech, Ui, Gillmor Gang, Jack Dorsey, Steve Gillmor, Dan Farber, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Dan, Gillmor

India has Highest Rate for IPv6 Adoption, While US Ranks Sixth

Nearly half of the U.S. (47.5%) has migrated to IPv6, ranking the U.S. sixth in percentage of users who have migrated to the latest version of the Internet Protocol. That estimate is based on an analysis of data about Google users — which also finds that India leads the world, with a 61.67% adoption rate.'s developer newsletter reports: The figures come from the latest Google IPv6 Statistics data organized and ranked by BBC Radio and Music's Lead Technical Architect for his blog. Mal...
Tags: Google, UK, France, India, US, Tech, Canada, Malaysia, BBC Radio, Guiana, Fifth is Taiwan

Google’s Danny Sullivan Wants to Fix Page Title Rewrites via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern

Google's Danny Sullivan hears the criticism of the recent page title rewrite update and suggests a way that it could be improved.The post Google’s Danny Sullivan Wants to Fix Page Title Rewrites appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
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How to Install Google Chrome on Debian 11

Google Chrome is the most used Internet Explorer software on the earth, with a recent update in 2021 that Chrome is currently the primary browser of more than 2.65 billion internet users as you would know, installing Debian 11, like most Linux distributions, only install Mozilla Firefox. However, installing Google Chrome on Debian is a straightforward task.In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Google Chrome on Debian 11 Bullseye.
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Apple is bringing client-side scanning mainstream and the genie is out of the bottle

Perhaps Apple's CSAM system will work exactly as intended, but it will be the systems that follow in its wake that will be most egregious.
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Tesla AI Dojo Training as a Service Could Compete with Amazon and Google Cloud

Lex Fridman has a very successful podcast but he has been an AI researcher for 6+ years. Lex was very impressed with the technical details of Autopilot and FSD revealed at Tesla AI day. Lex says... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Top 5 Open Source Survey Software & Google Forms Alternatives

Get one of these open source tools if you are looking for a Google Forms alternative.
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Are Our Smartphones Making us Dopamine Addicts?

"According to addiction expert Dr Anna Lembke, our smartphones are making us dopamine junkies," reports the Guardian, "with each swipe, like and tweet feeding our habit..." As the chief of Stanford University's dual diagnosis addiction clinic (which caters to people with more than one disorder), Lembke has spent the past 25-plus years treating patients addicted to everything from heroin, gambling and sex to video games, Botox and ice baths... Her new book, Dopamine Nation, emphasises that we ar...
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Apple seems a little meh on in-display Touch ID, iPhone Pros could get in-screen Face ID in future

Apple reportedly tested in-screen fingerprint reader tech for the iPhone 13 but decided not to implement it.
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US Health Insurers Caught Negotiating Worse Rates Than For Those With No Insurance

In the U.S. healthcare system, "hospitals are charging patients wildly different amounts for the same basic services," reports the New York Times — citing an investigation into medical care costs at 60 major hospitals. This year the U.S. government ordered hospitals to publish complete lists of the prices they negotiate with private insurers, "and it provides numerous examples of major health insurers — some of the world's largest companies, with billions in annual profits — negotiating surpri...
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Smartphone Company Alleged To Be a Scam Defrauding 300 Investors of $10 Million

In a 2015 video, PCMag's lead mobile analyst Sascha Segan showed off "One of the coolest phones at this year's CES." He's now written an article titled "How I Got Suckered by an (Alleged) $10M Phone Scam. The biggest mobile-phone mystery of the 2010s is finally coming to an ignominious end, as yesterday the U.S. attorney for Utah charged Chad Sayers, founder of entirely notional mobile phone firm Saygus, with conducting a $10 million fraud scheme. Saygus "had" a series of "phones" from 2009-2...
Tags: Verizon, Utah, Tech, Department Of Justice, Kevlar, Sayers, Sascha Segan, David Ruddock, Chad Sayers, Saygus

Samsung Surpasses Intel to Become Top Semiconductor Manufacturer

Tom's Hardware reports: Based on revenue, Samsung Electronics has reclaimed the number one semiconductor manufacturer spot on the back of a strong Q2 2021, according to the latest IC Insight's The McClean Report, which investigates the state of the semiconductor industry in several areas. The South Korean company achieved a 19 percent increase in overall IC sales compared to Q1 2021, bringing in a total of $20.29 billion in the April-June period alone... On the other hand, Intel achieved a sma...
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Apple is reportedly releasing a redesigned, more powerful Mac mini this fall

When Apple launched the first Macs with its own M1 silicon inside (the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini), they were essentially...
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Suing your way to the stars

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! I’m back from a very fun and rehabilitative couple weeks away from my phone, my Twitter account and the news cycle. That said, I actually really missed writing this newsletter, and while Greg did a fantastic job while I was out, I won’t be handing over the reins again anytime soon. Plenty happened this week and I struggled to zero in on a single topic to address, but I finally chose to focus on Bezos’s Blue Origin suing NASA. If you’re reading t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Food, TC, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Congress, America, Entrepreneur, Tech, Tesla, Walmart, Banking, Nasa, Afghanistan

Zoom dilemmas solved! Expert advice on making video chats less awkward and more fun

Whether it’s chatting with small children, planning occasions or finding ways to socialise off-camera, after 18 months of lockdowns we’ve learned what worksWith many parts of Australia still in lockdown, connecting with others can feel increasingly challenging.Whether video calls are stifling your usual banter with friends, or the problem is actually hearing them at all over a patchy internet connection, Zoom fatigue is real. Continue reading...
Tags: Family, Games, Technology, Australia, Friendship, Life and style, Zoom, Australian lifestyle

If Remote Work Lasts Two Years, Will Employees Ever Return to Offices?

"With the latest wave of return-to-office delays from Covid-19, some companies are considering a new possibility: Offices may be closed for nearly two years," reports the Wall Street Journal. "That is raising concerns among executives that the longer people stay at home, the harder or more disruptive it could be to eventually bring them back." Many employees developed new routines during the pandemic, swapping commuting for exercise or blocking hours for uninterrupted work. Even staffers who ...
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You can buy a MacBook Air for only $219 today — seriously!

The refurbished 2015 MacBook Air, an ideal 11.6-inch laptop for students as they prepare for the new school year, is available from Back Market for just $219.
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Climate Change is Making Hurricanes Worse

The world's climate crisis is making hurricanes more potent, reports CNN: The proportion of high-intensity hurricanes has increased due to warmer global temperatures, according to a UN climate report released earlier this month. Scientists have also found that the storms are more likely to stall and lead to devastating rainfall and they last longer after making landfall. "We have good confidence that greenhouse warming increases the maximum wind intensity that tropical cyclones can achieve," J...
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The tough calculus of emissions and the future of EVs

Mark Mills Contributor Share on Twitter Mark Mills is the author of the forthcoming book, "The Cloud Revolution: How the Convergence of New Technologies Will Unleash the Next Economic Boom and a Roaring 2020s." He is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a Faculty Fellow at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering. More posts by this contributor Our love of the cloud is making a green energy...
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AI-Powered Tech Put a 65-Year-Old in Jail For Almost a Year Despite 'Insufficient Evidence'

"ShotSpotter" is an AI-powered tool that claims it can detect the sound of gunshots. To install it can cost up to $95,000 per square mile — every year — reports the Associated Press. There's just one problem. "The algorithm that analyzes sounds to distinguish gunshots from other noises has never been peer reviewed by outside academics or experts." "The concern about ShotSpotter being used as direct evidence is that there are simply no studies out there to establish the validity or the reliabili...
Tags: Tech, Ap, Williams, Associated Press, San Antonio Texas, Michael Williams, Charlotte North Carolina, Shotspotter, Ralph Clark, Journal of Urban Health, Tania Brief

Could a Black Hole Surrounded by Energy-Harvesters Really Power a Civilization?

"In the long-running TV show Doctor Who, aliens known as time lords derived their power from the captured heart of a black hole, which provided energy for their planet and time travel technology," writes Science magazine. "The idea has merit, according to a new study." Slashdot reader sciencehabit quotes their report: Researchers have shown that highly advanced alien civilizations could theoretically build megastructures called Dyson spheres around black holes to harness their energy, whic...
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WARNING: Microsoft Exchange Under Attack With ProxyShell Flaws

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning of active exploitation attempts that leverage the latest line of "ProxyShell" Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities that were patched earlier this May, including deploying LockFile ransomware on compromised systems. Tracked as CVE-2021-34473, CVE-2021-34523, and CVE-2021-31207, the vulnerabilities enable adversaries to bypass ACL [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
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Tom Hanks' Finch: Release Date, Cast, And Other Quick Things We Know About The Apple TV+ Movie

Here's what we know about Apple TV+'s Finch, starring Tom Hanks!
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