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Wildly Reinvented Wind Turbine Generates Five Times More Energy Than Its Competitors

Norwegian company Wind Catching Systems is developing a floating, multi-turbine technology for wind farms that could generate five times the annual energy of the world's largest, single wind turbine. This increased efficiency is due to an innovative design that reinvents the way wind farms look and perform. Fast Company reports: Unlike traditional wind turbines, which consist of one pole and three gargantuan blades, the so-called Wind Catcher is articulated in a square grid with over 100 small b...
Tags: Japan, California, Scotland, Tech, Aberdeen, Eiffel Tower, Norway, Boeing, North Sea, Hywind, Wind Catching Systems, Heggheim, Ronny Karlsen


Google locks Afghan government email accounts as concerns grow over the Taliban tracking down their enemies, report says

Taliban fighters stand outside the Interior Ministry in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul on August 15, after the militant force encircled and took over the city. Stringer/Reuters Google locked some accounts belonging to the Afghanistan government, a source told Reuters. There are concerns over the Taliban using emails to hunt people who worked against them. The Taliban has promised amnesty to all, but reports of detentions and executions suggest otherwise. See more stories on Insider's...
Tags: Google, US, International, Trends, Afghanistan, Taliban, The Times, Kabul, The New York Times, Reuters, Interior Ministry, Reuters Google, West Read, Tech Insider, Kelsey Vlamis, Stringer Reuters Google


Researchers Develop an Engineered 'Mini' CRISPR Genome Editing System

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: In a paper published Sept. 3 in Molecular Cell, [Stanley Qi, assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University] and his collaborators announce what they believe is a major step forward for CRISPR: An efficient, multi-purpose, mini CRISPR system. Whereas the commonly used CRISPR systems -- with names like Cas9 and Cas12a denoting various versions of CRISPR-associated (Cas) proteins -- are made of about 1000 to 1500 amino acids, their "...
Tags: Tech, Stanford University, Stanley Qi


After the iPhone 13, the future of Apple's iPhone Mini hangs in the balance

Reports suggest that the long-term future of Mini phones looks iffy after Apple's iPhone 12 Mini struggled to gain traction.
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Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy' Breaks Apple Music's One-Day Streaming Record

Drake’s latest album 'Certified Lover Boy' is Apple Music’s most-streamed album in 24 hours in the services’ history, Apple tells Billboard.
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Talking shop with Twitter’s recent head of corp dev — and now VC — Seksom Suriyapa

Seksom Suriyapa was seemingly destined to land at a venture firm. A Stanford Law graduate, he worked at two blue-chip investment banks before joining the cybersecurity company McAfee as a senior corp dev employee, later logging six years at the human resources software company SuccessFactors and, in 2018, landing at Twitter, where he headed up its 12-person corporate development team until June. The bigger surprise is that Suriyapa — who just joined the L.A.-based venture firm Upfront Ventures —...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Twitter, India, Tech, Venture Capital, Goldman Sachs, Jack Dorsey, Jack, Upfront Ventures, Clubhouse, Mark Suster, Bay Area, McAfee, Facebooks


Catching up with Twitter’s most recent head of corp dev — and new VC — Seksom Suriyapa

Seksom Suriyapa was seemingly destined to land at a venture firm. A Stanford Law graduate, he began his career at two blue-chip investment banks before joining the cybersecurity company McAfee as a senior corp dev employee, later logging six years at the human resources software company SuccessFactors and in 2018, landing at Twitter, where until several months ago, he headed up its 12-person corporate development team. The bigger surprise is that Suriyapa — who just joined the L.A.-based venture...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Facebook, Twitter, India, Venture Capital, Goldman Sachs, Jack Dorsey, Jack, Upfront Ventures, Clubhouse, Mark Suster, Bay Area, McAfee, Facebooks


Apple Faces Probe From US Labor Board Over Complaints of Hostile Working Conditions

The US National Labor Relations Board is looking into cases filed against the tech giant by two of the main voices accusing the company of permitting a hostile work environment. Engadget reports: The first complaint was filed by Ashley Gjovik, the senior engineering program manager who said she spent months talking with the company about unsafe working conditions and sexism in the workplace. In a tweet, she said that after raising her concerns, she was put on indefinite paid administrative leave...
Tags: Apple, Tech, The Times, Engadget, Scarlett, US National Labor Relations Board, Cher Scarlett, Ashley Gjovik


Apple Pauses Plans For New Child Safety Tools After Privacy Backlash

(CNN) — Apple made headlines — and not the good kind — last month when it announced a test of a new tool aimed at combating child exploitation. Critics quickly decried the feature’s potential privacy implications, and now Apple is taking a long pit stop before moving forward with its plans. On Friday, the company said it will pause testing the tool in order to gather more feedback and make improvements. The plan centers on a new system that will, if it is eventually launched, check iOS devices a...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Business, Technology, News, Digital, Idc, Consumer, CSAM, Evan Greer, Ncmec, CNN Business, CNN Apple, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Ryan O Leary


Qualcomm Debuts Lossless Bluetooth Audio Streaming With aptX Lossless

Qualcomm says it's figured out a way to deliver lossless audio over Bluetooth, yielding quality that should be indistinguishable from uncompressed sources. And it's calling it aptX Lossless, the next generation of Qualcomm's proprietary audio format. From a report: Taking a "systems level approach," was the key, the company says, as it's "optimized a number of core wireless connectivity and audio technologies, including aptX Adaptive, which work together to auto detect and scale-up and are desig...
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Google locks Afghan government accounts as Taliban seek emails

Google has temporarily locked down an unspecified number of Afghan government email accounts, according to a person familiar with the matter, as fears grow over the digital paper trail left by former officials and their international partners. One employee of the former government has told Reuters the Taliban are seeking to acquire former officials’ emails. Commandeering government databases and emails could provide information about employees of the former administration, ex-ministers, governm...
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Google locks Afghan government accounts as Taliban seek emails -source

Google has temporarily locked down an unspecified number of Afghan government email accounts, according to a person familiar with the matter, as fears grow over the digital paper trail left by former officials and their international partners. One employee of the former government has told Reuters the Taliban are seeking to acquire former officials’ emails. Commandeering government databases and emails could provide information about employees of the former administration, ex-ministers, governm...
Tags: Google, Business, News, Taliban, Reuters the Taliban


Tesla ‘driverless’ crash victim had alcohol level exceeding legal limit

Tesla ‘driverless’ crash victim had alcohol level exceeding legal limit. One of the two victims of a fatal crash involving a Tesla car in Texas had a blood-alcohol level that exceeded the legal driving limit, according to an autopsy report. [Via]
Tags: Business, Texas, Technology, News, Tesla


Tech Tip: Fix Blotter for Mac

One of my favorite small utilities for my Mac is Blotter, by Delaware-based Wireload. It’s delightfully simple and elegant, putting your calendar and reminders on your Desktop. Unfortunately, it also stopped working a few MacOS versions ago, and the app hasn’t been updated since October 2019. Not surprisingly, the Apple App Store reviews have become universally bad as a result. Wireload’s support forum is pretty much full of complaints from others who are disappointed Blotter sto...
Tags: Travel, Technology, Mac, Macintosh, Macbook, Osx, Delaware, Blotter, Catalina, macOS, Bigsur, Wireload


41 IRS forms now can be signed electronically

A distinctive signature has long been a mark of individuality. Take a look at former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's original loops or Donald J. Trump's spikes. But with cursive handwriting being dropped from many schools' curricula, the chance of seeing someone's John Hancock rival, well, U.S. Declaration of Independence signer John Hancock's historic mark are vanishing. And the IRS is helping erase handwritten signatures by allowing more forms to be electronically signed. One non-medical ...
Tags: Apple, Taxes, Microsoft, Time, Treasury, Irs, Internal Revenue Service, Donald J Trump, Jack Lew, John Hancock, John Hancocks, Digital IRS, Kaplan Financial Education, Ed Zollars, Zollars, U S Residency Certification


US Air Force Chief Software Officer Quits

The US Air Force's first ever chief software officer has quit the job after branding it "probably the most challenging and infuriating of my entire career" in a remarkably candid blog post. The Register reports: Nicolas Chaillan's impressively blunt leaving note, which he posted to his LinkedIn profile, castigated USAF senior hierarchy for failing to prioritise basic IT issues, saying: "A lack of response and alignment is certainly a contributor to my accelerated exit." Chaillan took on his chie...
Tags: UK, US, Tech, Usaf, US Air Force, Us Department Of Defense, Joint All Domain Command, Nicolas Chaillan, Chaillan


Daily Crunch: Fintech startup Jeeves snags $500M valuation after $57M Series B

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 September 3, 2021. As noted yesterday, most of TechCrunch has the day off so today’s newsletter is a little bit different than usual. Up top let’s chat early-stage startups. The TechCrunch team spent an age this week cataloging a host of startups from Y Combinator’s marathon demo day, with our notes covering all presentations f...
Tags: Apple, TC, South Korea, Japan, China, Tech, United States, Ryan Lawler, Fintech, Don, Newsletters, Carly Page, Mary Ann Azevedo, Metrick, Brex, Daily Crunch


Largest Study of Its Kind Finds Face Masks Reduce COVID-19

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Berkeley News: Wearing face masks, particularly surgical masks, is truly effective in reducing the spread of COVID-19 in community settings, finds a new study led by researchers from Yale University, Stanford Medical School, the University of California, Berkeley, and the nonprofit Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). The study, which was carried out among more than 340,000 adults living in 600 rural communities in Bangladesh, is the first randomized tri...
Tags: Tech, Bangladesh, Berkeley News, COVID


GoDaddy terminates hosting of Texas anti-abortion tip site

By Tina Bellon | Reuters AUSTIN – Website hosting service GoDaddy Inc on Friday terminated services for the owner of an anti-abortion website that allows people to report suspected abortions in Texas. “Last night we informed prolifewhistleblower.com they have violated GoDaddy’s terms of service and have 24 hours to move to a different provider,” the company said in a statement. Texas has imposed a near-total ban on abortions, which took effect early on Wednesday and leaves enforcement up to indi...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Technology, News, Godaddy, Sport, Soccer, National News, Tina Bellon, GoDaddy Inc, Texas Right to Life, Reuters AUSTIN


Microsoft Reportedly Broke Windows 11 By Injecting Ads

Yesterday after releasing new Windows 11 builds in the Dev and Beta channels, Insiders reported that their Start Menu and taskbar were crashing. As it turned out, it was caused by Windows 11 delivering ads, as was reported by Daniel Aleksandersen, who dug into the issue. XDA Developers reports: First of all, Microsoft did publish a fix. [If your PC is in an unusable state and you're reading this in an effort to get out of it, the article includes a step-by-step guide to fix the problem.] The ad ...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Daniel Aleksandersen, Aleksandersen


Lenovo pops up tips on its tablets. And by tips, Lenovo means: Unacceptable ads

Amid customer fury, PC maker says it has 'no plans to add any further push notifications' to its stealth adware Lenovo has come under fire for the Tips application on its tablets, which has been likened to indelible adware that forces folks to view ads.…
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This new Apple Watch Series 7 leak is going to make Apple fans so angry

Apple hasn’t really tinkered with the Apple Watch design since the device’s inception a few years ago. In turn, there’s been a lot of...
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Texas Heartbeat Act Opens the Door for a Flood of Data Requests Targeting Abortion Providers

The Texas Heartbeat Act, which has outlawed abortions after six weeks in the state of Texas, has many alarming angles to it, but one of the less obvious ones is the potential role large tech companies may play in facilitating upcoming legal cases against healthcare providers. Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Uber, Texas, Science, United States, Social Issues, Abortion, Sexual Revolution, Abortion In Texas, Evan Greer, American Society, Heartbeat Bill, Sexual Reproduction, Law Crime, United States Law


Rivian’s electric R1T pickup truck, R1S SUV get their official EPA ranges

Rivian announced Friday that the first edition version of its all-electric R1T pickup truck has an official EPA range of 314 miles, while its R1T SUV comes in a skosh higher at 316 miles. The official range and fuel economy values have been posted on the U.S. EPA website. The official numbers align with Rivian’s own previous estimates, which it has advertised as 300 miles. While EPA estimates can’t account for different driving styles, the test cycle is robust enough to provide an accurate bench...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Epa, Ford F-150, Electric pickup trucks, Rivian, R1T, R1S, Ford F-150 Lightning, Ford Lightning Rivian


Arctic Warming Linked To Colder Winters

A new study shows that increases in extreme winter weather in parts of the US are linked to accelerated warming of the Arctic. From a report: The scientists found that heating in the region ultimately disturbed the circular pattern of winds known as the polar vortex. This allowed colder winter weather to flow down to the US, notably in the Texas cold wave in February. The authors say that warming will see more cold winters in some locations. Over the past four decades, satellite records have sho...
Tags: Texas, US, Tech, Arctic, Siberia, North America, East Asia, Kara, Arctic warming, Barents


Everything New With Safari in iOS 15: Redesign, Tab Groups, Live Text, Privacy Updates and More

Apple's Safari app has undergone a number of changes during the iOS 15 beta testing process. Apple started out with a radical new design that moved the address bar from the top of the app's interface and introduced a floating tab bar, but after a multitude of complaints, there were several redesigns that culminated in an option to undo the ‌iOS 15‌ design entirely. This guide walks through all of the features added in the ‌iOS 15‌ Safari app, including those new design options. Design Chang...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Safari, iOS 15, Tab group, Design Changes Safari, Customizable Start Page Safari


Apple's Periscope Lens Plans Stymied by Samsung Patent: Report

Apple may have to alter its designs or license the patent from Samsung.
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Dickinson Season 3 Will End The Show, Because It Could Not Stop For Death And Apple Kindly Stopped For It

"Dickinson" is coming to an end. The Apple TV+ series starring Hailee Steinfeld as a cool, hip, sexy Emily Dickinson will launch its third and final season this November. The third and final season will showcase Dickinson's most productive time as an artist, which just happens to be during the backdrop of the Civil War. Since its launch in 2019, the series has found a strong audience, earned good reviews, and taken home several awards and nominations, including a Peabody Award and a GLAAD Media ...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, News, America, Wiz Khalifa, Billy Eichner, Emily Dickinson, Hailee Steinfeld, Zosia Mamet, Sylvia Plath, Dickinson, Emily, Louisa May Alcott, HCA, Walt Whitman


How to turn on dark mode in Google Maps on your iPhone or Android

Dark mode gives Google Maps a fresh new look. Uwe Krejci/Getty Images Google Maps has a dark mode that you can activate on your iPhone or Android. To turn on Google Maps' dark mode, you just need to open the "Settings" menu and set the theme to dark mode or to reflect the device's theme. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Dark mode is one of the most popular trends of the past decade. Nearly every major app and device has a dark mode or theme now, which is...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Android, Trends, Google Maps, Tech Insider, Dark Mode, Navigation Apps, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, William Antonelli, Uwe Krejci Getty



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