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MIT-Designed Project Achieves Major Advance Toward Fusion Energy

David Chandler writes via MIT News: It was a moment three years in the making, based on intensive research and design work: On Sept. 5, for the first time, a large high-temperature superconducting electromagnet was ramped up to a field strength of 20 tesla, the most powerful magnetic field of its kind ever created on Earth. That successful demonstration helps resolve the greatest uncertainty in the quest to build the world's first fusion power plant that can produce more power than it consumes, ...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Mit, David Chandler, Commonwealth Fusion Systems, Major Advance Toward Fusion Energy


Fascinating Fungiculture and Figs

These funny looking mushrooms are now a part of my Sunday suppers, as I purchase them direct from a local mushroom farm at the Farmer’s Market. Last week, I mentioned being inspired by Fantastic Fungi documentary on Netflix (watch it if you can!) and since then, have been studying the natural health and nootropic (increasing brain performance, like memory, focus and learning) of mushrooms. The white blob-like mass is a Lion’s Mane mushroom, which contain two special compounds that stimulate the ...
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After Chiding Apple On Privacy, Germany Says It Uses Pegasus Spyware

"Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) purchased access to NSO Group's Pegasus spyware in 2019 after internal efforts to create similar iOS and Android surveillance tools failed," reports AppleInsider. The news comes less than a month after the Digital Agenda committee chairman of Germany's federal parliament, Manual Hoferlin, declared Apple to be on a "dangerous path" with plans to enact on-device child sexual assault material monitoring. He said the system undermines "secure and confi...
Tags: Apple, Germany, Tech, Pegasus, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Zeit, NSO, Interior Committee, BKA, NSO Group, Federal Criminal Police Office BKA, Digital Agenda committee, Manual Hoferlin, Martina Link, Die Zeit Germany


The Open Source Initiative Names Stefano Maffulli As Its First Executive Director

The Open Source Initiative (OSI) has finally named its first Executive Director, Stefano Maffulli. ZDNet's Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reports: Maffulli is a long-time developer community manager. He co-founded and led the Italian chapter of Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) from 2001 to 2007. He also worked for the FreedomBox Foundation. This organization, led by Columbia law professor Eben Moglen, created an inexpensive open-source server for those who wanted to avoid proprietary internet a...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Service, Columbia, Steven J Vaughan Nichols, OSI, Eben Moglen, Joshua Simmons, Deb Nicholson, Stefano Maffulli, FreedomBox Foundation This organization, Maffulli, OSI OSI


Cognizant reaches $95 million settlement with US shareholders over India bribery allegations

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp has reached a $95 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit accusing the information technology services company of defrauding shareholders by concealing bribes to officials in India. Cognizant said it expected insurers to cover a substantial majority of the settlement payment. In February 2019, Cognizant agreed to pay $25 million to settle a related US Securities and Exchange Commission civil probe. [ ]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, India, US, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, India Cognizant


Google debuts Meet features, including ‘Companion mode’

On the Meet side, Google is rolling out Meet calling on both mobile and desktop devices. With Companion mode, users can share content or see presentations on their devices without audio reverb, plus access the meeting chat and whiteboard, vote on polls, and post questions in the Q&A. Accompanying Companion mode is a live-translated captions feature, which will be available in Meet by the end of the year. These devices will be the first to support bidirectional interoperability with Cisco, allow...
Tags: Google, Business, News, Cisco, WebEx


Sequoia’s Pat Grady says it isn’t clear startups “should be accelerating” right now — here’s why

Earlier today, we joined friend and former colleague Jon Fortt of CNBC in interviewing partner Pat Grady of Sequoia Capital, and it proved a wide-ranging conversation (we wound up blabbing for an hour, which was not always the plan). You can check out the video below but we thought there were some highlights worth pulling out for some of you, including as it pertains to the current market, which has never felt frothier. It’s more than anecdotal. According to a recent Wilson Sonsini report that w...
Tags: China, Southeast Asia, India, US, Tech, Sequoia Capital, Cnbc, Sequoia, Good Times, Grady, Wilson Sonsini, Pat Grady, Jon Fortt


Daily Crunch: Google rolls out new Workspace features for all users

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. Hi friends! Welcome to the Daily Crunch for Wednesday, September 8, 2021. Alex is still out, so I’ll be steering this ship for a few more days while (I hope) he stares at trees, or the ocean, or really anything but words on a computer screen. Alex, if you’re reading this, please put your phone in airplane mode and do something cool. — Greg The TechCrunch Top 3 W...
Tags: Google, TC, Twitter, Microsoft, India, Tech, Paypal, SEC, Electric, Alex, Coinbase, Bangalore, Wright, Greg, Howard University, Newsletters


Chevron, Delta Air Lines and Google team on SAF emissions data tracking

In California, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., through its Chevron Products Company division, Delta Air Lines, and Google announced a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to track sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) test batch emissions data using cloud-based technology.   Sustainable aviation fuel is produced from biofeedstocks that can reduce lifecycle carbon intensity significantly when compared to conventional jet fuel. The companies hope to create a common, more transparent model for analyzing potential gre...
Tags: Google, California, Delta, Chevron, SAF, Delta Air Lines, Google Cloud, Los Angeles International Airport LAX, Fuels, Chevron U S A Inc, Chevron Products Company, Chevron Delta Air Lines, El Segundo Refinery


Voice Search Future in Hotel Industry

We frequently use Google to find solutions related to our vacation inquiries. For example, what... The post Voice Search Future in Hotel Industry appeared first on Are Morch, Digital Transformation Coach.
Tags: Google, Seo


Lenovo's First Windows 11 Laptops Run On Ryzen

Lenovo will ring in the arrival of Windows 11 with a pair of premium AMD Ryzen-based laptops. PCWorld reports: The IdeaPad Slim 7 Carbon will feature a carbon lid and aluminum body to go with its drop-dead gorgeous 14-inch OLED screen. Besides the infinite contrast an OLED provides, Lenovo will use a fast 90Hz, 2880x1800 panel with an aspect ratio of 16:10 on the Slim 7 Carbon. That's just over 5 megapixels with a density of 243 pixels-per-inch. This is one smoking screen. But this beauty goes d...
Tags: Tech, Carbon, Nvidia, Lenovo, Gpu, RYZEN, AMD Ryzen, GPU Lenovo


Motorola's Over-the-Air Wireless Charging Tech Might Be Cool, but Probably Won't Be Fast

Over-the-air wireless charging is the dream—after all, who doesn’t want to charge their phone without plugging it in? Gadget-makers have attempted to bring the technology to market and make it a daily reality, though there’s still work to be done and regulatory hurdles to clear.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Motorola, Science, Articles, Electric Vehicles, Xiaomi, Lenovo, Qi, Charging Station, Weibo, Wireless Power Transfer, Electromagnetism, Inductive Charging, Wireless Energy Transfer, Technology Internet, S Tech


Apple Teases iOS 15 Features Ahead of Sept 14 Apple Event (mac rumors)

Ahead of next week's Apple event, Apple has begun teasing iPhone users about upcoming iOS 15 features using a notification from the Tips app. "See what's coming in ‌iOS 15‌," reads the notification. "Learn about new features that will help you stay connected and find focus." Tapping the notification takes users on a brief tour of upcoming features, including Voice Isolation, the new Shared With You section in apps, Safari Tab Groups, Live Text in Photos, systemwide translation, Focus mod...
Tags: Apple, News, California, Tim Hardwick


Rocket Lab’s order backlog tops $141M as the company inks five-launch deal with Kinéis

It was a busy first half of the year for U.S.-New Zealand company Rocket Lab, which posted earnings for the first six months of 2021 on Wednesday – the first such reporting since the company went public last month. Rocket Lab reported revenues for the six-month period of $29.5 million. Its order backlog also grew to $141.4 million as of June 30, up 136% from $59.9 million compared to the same period last year. While the general trend seems to be positive, executives emphasized the continued impa...
Tags: Space, Beck, Tech, Commercial Spaceflight, Satellites, New Zealand, Mars, Aerospace, Spice, GAAP, Electron, Rocket Lab, BlackSky, Peter Beck, Photon, Neutron


Google fiddles with cross-platform Flutter and Dart to boost performance, tooling

Devs also urged to ditch 'pedantic' lint rules Google on Wednesday updated Flutter and Dart, the Chocolate Factory's cross-platform app framework and its associated programming language, bringing performance and tooling improvements to devs.…
Tags: Google, Dart, Software


World's Largest Direct Air Carbon Capture System Goes Online

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: The largest carbon capture facility in the world is slated to come online Wednesday in Iceland, amid growing skepticism over the technology's role in addressing the climate crisis. The Orca, a direct air capture plant constructed by Swiss carbon capture company Climeworks AG, with support from Microsoft, started running Wednesday around 20 miles southeast of Reykjavik. The facility is made up of eight air collection containers, each holding...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Iceland, Reykjavik, DAC, Climeworks AG


UK.gov Is Launching An Anti-Facebook Encryption Push

The British government is preparing to launch a full-scale policy assault against Facebook as the company gears up to introduce end-to-end encryption across all of its services. The Register reports: Prominent in details briefed to the news media this week (including The Register) were accusations that Facebook harbours paedophiles, terrorists, and mobsters and that British police forces would effectively be blinded to the scale of criminality on the social networking platform, save for cases wh...
Tags: Facebook, UK, London, Nsa, Tech, Edward Snowden, Home Office, Saatchi, Priti Patel, CSAM, Anti Facebook Encryption Push


The 4 things needed to reach Biden’s ambitious 2050 solar goal

A report on the future of solar energy from the Department of Energy paints a sunny picture, if you will, of the next three decades, at the end of which nearly half the country’s energy will be provided by the sun. But for that to happen, big pushes need to happen along four major lines: better photovoltaics, more energy storage, lower soft costs, and putting about a million people to work. Here’s what the report says needs to happen in each of these sectors in order to meet the ambitious goals ...
Tags: Science, Hardware, Government, Tech, Renewables, Solar Energy, Solar, Biden, DOE, GreenTech, Department Of Energy, Aurora Solar, Getty Images Jobs


Twitter’s New Communities Feature Gives Laser-Eyed Bitcoin Bros and Dog Lovers a Space to Talk Among Themselves

Furthering its quest to suddenly become every other app, Twitter is now introducing Facebook Group/Reddit subreddit-like groups called Communities that revolve around shared interests.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Taylor Swift, Social Media, Software, Computing, Reddit, Jack Dorsey, Clubhouse, Real Time Web, Brown, Facebook Group, Tay, Elliot Management, Mobile Applications


Display Analyst Concurs That iPhone 14 Pro Models Likely to Feature Under-Display Face ID

We're still a week away from the launch of the iPhone 13, but rumors about the next-generation iPhone 14 models are already circulating and have picked up this week. We've been hearing about a no-notch hole-punch display design since March, which was reiterated this morning by leaker Jon Prosser. Apple is expected to ditch the notch in favor of a hole-punch camera, and to facilitate that design, display analyst Ross Young says that Apple is also working on an under-display Face ID feature. Y...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Young, Mark Gurman, Ming Chi Kuo, Prosser, Ross Young, Ios 13, Jon Prosser Apple, Young Apple


I've tested more than a dozen air fryers and this is one of my favorites

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The Cosori Smart WiFi air fryer connects with an app. Amazon A high-quality air fryer browns food quickly using minimal oil. The Cosori Smart WiFi Air Fryer is dishwasher safe, cooks quickly, and is Wi-Fi-connected, though I didn't find this feature as useful as it could be. If you're looking for more options, check out our guide to the best air fryers. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Smart...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Food, Cooking, Trends, Baking, Smart Home, Dining, Kitchen Tools, Alexa, Maillard, Kitchen Appliances, Cookware, Cosori, James Brains


New Sling TV subscribers can get up to $30 off their first month, or 2 months for free with select Verizon plans

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Sling TV offers several deals and discounted bundles for new members. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Sling is one of the cheapest live TV streaming services, and there are often extra deals you can snag. New members can currently get up to $30 off their first month of service via Sling's website. Eligible Verizon customers can get an even better deal with two months of Sling for free. Table of Cont...
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The Verge's 'Infamous' PC Build Gets Fixed

Luke Plunkett, writing at Kotaku: Back in 2018, The Verge released a guide to building a new PC that was, well, from where I was sitting it was not ideal. From where some angry PC nerds were sitting, though, it was an outrage. How bad was the video? It has its own knowyourmeme page, that's how bad. The guide was full of glaring omissions and bizarre tips, from a strange obsession with power usage to the most liberal use of thermal paste you've ever seen. The original video guide was eventually r...
Tags: Tech, Kotaku, Luke Plunkett, Etienne, Stefan Etienne


Reid Hoffman’s latest book gives us 10 ways to rethink entrepreneurship

When you’re in the mood for a pep talk, who better to turn to than a well-networked, optimistic mentor who is naturally in your corner? That friendly shoulder is the role that “Masters of Scale” wants to play. Inspired by LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman’s hit podcast, the new book, co-authored by Hoffman along with podcast executive producers June Cohen and Deron Triff, came out this week. Riddled with anecdotes and actionable takeaways, the book’s strength is wholly relate...
Tags: Reviews, Google, TC, Book Review, Linkedin, Tech, Reid Hoffman, Howard Schultz, Airbnb, Starbucks, Brian Chesky, Greylock, Walker, Hoffman, Reid, Adam Neumann


How to painlessly switch iPhones and keep all of your data

Switching iPhones doesn't have to involve losing data. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider To smoothly switch from one iPhone to another, you should sync everything to your iCloud account. Once you log into iCloud on a new iPhone, your data will move over and redownload itself. To carry your phone number over, you'll also have to switch out the iPhone's SIM card. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Apple releases new versions of the iPhone every year. And w...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Trends, Backups, Apple Watch, Icloud, Apple Id, Switching, Steven John, Quick Start, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Tech How To, BI Photo


AI-driven voice assistant PolyAI raises $14M round led by Khosla Ventures

“Conversational AI” startup PolyAI, based out of London, has raised $14 million in a funding round led by Silicon Valley’s Khosla Ventures, with participation from existing investors (Point72 Ventures, Amadeus Capital, Sands Capital Ventures, Passion Capital and Entrepreneur First). This follows their $12m Series A, and will provide resources for further US expansion beyond its existing US team. The startup has now raised $28m to date. PolyAI builds and deploys voice assistants for automating cu...
Tags: Google, TC, Europe, London, Microsoft, US, Entrepreneur, Tech, Ceo, Instant Messaging, Artificial Intelligence, Software, United States, Computing, Cambridge, Silicon Valley


New Apple iOS 15 features emerge in Tips app in advance of iPhone 13 launch

New iOS 15 features, including tab groups and focus mode, are available for preview in the Tips app in advance of the anticipated iPhone 13 launch.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Apple Event September 2021, Apple iOS 15


Another Setback for the Apple Car?

Apple’s attempt at building an electric vehicle has always come across as a little halfhearted, though any indication that the company has abandoned the project is swiftly replaced by renewed reports that it’s being spun up again. This week was no different as Ford announced it had scooped up Doug Field — a former Tesla engineer who […] The post Another Setback for the Apple Car? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Tesla, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Apple Inc, Industry News, Icar, Apple Car, Ford Motor Co, News Blog, Project Titan, Autonomous Development


Tape It launches an AI-powered music recording app for iPhone

Earlier this year, Apple officially discontinued Music Memos, an iPhone app that allowed musicians to quickly record audio and develop new song ideas. Now, a new startup called Tape It is stepping in to fill the void with an app that improves audio recordings by offering a variety of features, including higher-quality sound, automatic instrument detection, support for markers, notes and images, and more. The idea for Tape It comes from two friends and musicians, Thomas Walther and Jan Nash. Walt...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Android, Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Media, Berlin, Tech, Engineer, Ios Apps, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Accenture


Best air conditioners in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A good air conditioner is energy efficient, runs quietly, and cools your space quickly. The Friedrich Chill Premier Smart Window Air Conditioner is our pick for the best air conditioner. It did the best in our cooling tests, features app connectivity, and is Energy Star-certified. For those who don't have central air to cool their space, window air conditioners are the next best thing. They can fit in most windows for convenient cooling, and if you choose ...
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