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NYT: Iran Nuclear Scientist Was Killed By an 'AI-Assisted, Remote-Control Killing Machine'

For 14 years Israel had wanted to kill Iran's chief military nuclear scientist and the father of its weapons program, who they suspected of leading Iran's quest to build nuclear weapons. Then last November "they came up with a way to do it with no operatives present" using a "souped-up, remote-controlled machine gun," according to the New York Times: (Thanks to Slashdot readers schwit1 and PolygamousRanchKid for sharing this story.) Since 2004, when the Israeli government ordered its foreign...
Tags: Israel, Tech, Iran, New York Times, Mossad, Islamic Republic, Slashdot, Jerusalem Post, Absard, Fakhrizadeh, Nissan Zamyad, Fakhizadeh


Apple Says Find My Network Support for AirPods Delayed Until Later This Fall

Apple recently updated its iOS 15 features page to indicate that Find My network support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max has been delayed until "later this fall," implying that the feature will not be available with the initial release of iOS 15. Apple did not provide a reason for the delay, but several other iOS 15 features will not be available until later this year either, such as SharePlay, Legacy Contacts, the ability to add a driver's license or state ID to the Wallet app, and more. App...
Tags: Apple, Monterey, Michael Burkhardt, AirPods Pro, Find My, iOS 15, AirPods Max, Apple Says Find My Network Support for AirPods


Apple Highlights Additional iOS 15 Features, Such as Dual-SIM Phone Number Switching in iMessage Conversations

Apple recently updated its iOS 15 features page to highlight some additional information about the software update ahead of its imminent release. In addition to revealing that Find My network support for AirPods Pro and AirPods Max has been delayed until "later this fall," Apple said iOS 15 allows users to seamlessly switch between phone numbers in the middle of an iMessage conversation on an iPhone with Dual SIM support, including the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and newer. Regiona...
Tags: Apple, Singapore, India, Voice Control, UPI, iOS 15


Why you should start tuning into Jason Sudeikis' Emmy-scoring soccer comedy 'Ted Lasso'

Chances are you may have heard of 'Ted Lasso' but not yet seen the Emmy-winning Apple TV+ soccer comedy. Here's why it's time to tune in.       [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Apple, Usa, News, Usa Today, Ted Lasso, Jason Sudeikis Emmy


Analysis: Emmys honor 'The Crown,' 'Ted Lasso' and 'Queen's Gambit' as Netflix makes history

Netflix capped a historic night with Emmy wins in two of the three top categories for "The Crown" and "The Queen's Gambit," with Apple TV+'s comedy "Ted Lasso" completing a streaming sweep at the 73rd annual Emmy ceremony.
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Apple Highlights Additional iOS 15 Features, Such as Dual-SIM Phone Number Switching in iMessage..

Apple recently updated its iOS 15 features page to highlight some additional information about the software update ahead of its imminent...
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I built a $4Bn company: Here are 12 mindsets that helped me

Over the last 5 years, I built a $4B company. Sounds awesome right? Not until recently. I made every mistake imaginable. The toughest part was getting my head right. Here are the 12 mindset rules that I’ve developed. Rule 1: Get Started If you tell 10 people about your idea, it’ll go something like this: – 5 will say it won’t work – 3 will say you’re crazy – 2 will be indifferent The best part? None of these people’s opinions matter. Just get started. It’ll be the hardest thing y...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Tech, Bolt, Bezos, Thethreadmill


Emmy Awards 2021: The Crown and Ted Lasso sweep major categories

Netflix's royal drama and Apple's comedy series swept the drama and comedy prizes at Sunday's event.
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Ted Lasso: What's the big deal about Emmy-winning football comedy?

The Apple TV comedy series won several major prizes at Sunday night's Emmy awards.
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After a For-Profit Company Bought EdX -- What Happens Next?

jyosim summarizes an article at EdSurge: edX, founded by Harvard University and MIT a decade ago as a nonprofit alternative to for-profit online education providers, has agreed [in June] to sell its operations to a for-profit company, 2U. Exactly what that means is only now becoming clear, but many observers have noted that in the end, 2U bought a giant source of leads for students that it can upsell graduate degrees to from its partner colleges. But turning edX into a marketing vehicle is a far...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Harvard, Harvard University, Anant Agarwal, Agarwal, Chip Paucek, Paucek, IBL News, Krishna Rajagopal


Jason Sudeikis Wins Emmy for ‘Ted Lasso’: ‘This Show Is About Mentors, Teachers and Teammates’

Jason Sudeikis has won the Emmy for lead actor in a comedy for playing “Ted Lasso’s” titular role. He takes home the trophy to no one’s surprise — the Apple TV Plus show, which he also created and executive produces, already broke the record for the highest number of Emmy nominations for any comedy in […]
Tags: Apple, News, Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso, 2021 Emmys, Jason Sudeikis Wins Emmy


Impact Of New GST Burden On E-Commerce Operators Zomato, Swiggy, Ola, Uber…

Laying the onus of GST collection and payment on food and ride aggregators will lead to major disruption for such e-commerce companies, tax experts said. On Sept. 17, it was decided at the Goods and Services Tax Council meeting that e-commerce operators be made liable to pay tax on following services provided through them:transport of passengers, by any type of motor vehiclesrestaurant services provided, with some exceptions This will….. [Via]
Tags: Business, Tech, Goods and Services Tax council


Pixel 6 Pro leak shows it'll be the fastest-charging Google phone ever

Phones are getting bigger. The Pixel 6 Pro, for example, will have a massive 6.7-inch screen, the largest of any Google-branded phone...
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Analysis: Emmys honor 'The Crown' and 'Ted Lasso' early, as Netflix and streaming look to make history

Netflix has a chance to make history at this year's Emmys, nabbing early prizes for "The Crown" while some comedy honors went to the star player on another streaming service, Apple TV+'s "Ted Lasso," giving the TV industry's main award a decidedly British flavor.
Tags: Apple, Cnn, Netflix, Ted Lasso


Emmys 2021: Cedric the Entertainer, a Biz Markie rap fest, and ‘Ted Lasso’ kick off the festivities

Host Cedric the Entertainer and a trio of famous rappers — LL Cool J, Lil Dicky, and, um, Rita Wilson? — kicked off the party at the Emmys on Sunday with a TV-centric version of the late Biz Markie’s most famous song. “TV … you’ve got what I need,” they and nominees from Michael Douglas and Billy Porter to Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross sang as the Emmys returned to an in-person setting this year. “But you say he’s just a friend, you say he’s just a friend.” And hey, TV is our friend, an...
Tags: Apple, Sport, Ted, Things To Do, Soccer, Emmys, Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson, Dan Stevens, Michael Douglas, Norm Macdonald, Rita Wilson, Biz Markie, Billy Porter, Lil Dicky, Emmy Awards


United States: Open App Markets Act Takes Aim At Apple, Google Stores - Gamma Law

While Epic Games' lawsuit against Apple has drawn attention to practices such as Apple's 15 to 30 percent commission on app sales, in-app purchases, and Apple's gag rule on advertising, Apple is not the only tech company developers ...
Tags: Apple, News, Apple Google Stores Gamma Law


What's the Best Ransomware Backup Solution: Disk or Tape?

Slashdot reader storagedude writes: With the release of LTO-9, just about every tape vendor has pushed its wares as a solution to the ransomware problem. After all, is there any backup technology that's more air-gapped? Tape IS great for backup — just not so much for recovery. Writing for eSecurity Planet, [CTO of Seagate Government Solutions] Henry Newman notes that not only is disk about 80% cheaper than LTO tape, but even an entry-level RAID card can restore data 6 times faster than tape. "...
Tags: Tech, Backup, Cto, Sas, Newman, Slashdot, ANSI, LTO, Henry Newman, Tape, Seagate Government Solutions, Newman Tape


As Two Pilots Eject, US Military Plane Crashes Into Texas Neighborhood

"Y'all a plane just crashed into all those houses," one eyewitness says in an online video. "People jumped out of the plane with parachutes." The two people — jumping from the 38-foot-long training plane — were both hospitalized, reports CNN: Police were notified of the crash...around 10:53 a.m. (11:53 am ET) and on arrival found one pilot who had ejected from the military training jet caught in power lines, Lake Worth Police Chief JT Manoushagian said during a Sunday afternoon news conference...
Tags: Navy, Tech, Abc News, Boeing, Bae Systems, Jacksonville Florida, U S Navy, McDonnell Douglas, WFAA TV, British Aerospace, Cecil Field, Naval Air Training Command, Lake Worth Police, Manoushagian, Ryan Arthur, Lake Worth Arthur


Here's When You Can Download iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 in Time Zones Around the World

As announced at Apple's "California Streaming" media event on September 14, the public release of iOS 15 will be on Monday, September 20. iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 will be arriving on the same date, while a release date for macOS 12 Monterey has yet to be announced. While we know iOS 15 is coming on September 20, Apple has not specified exactly what time of day it will be released. We can, however, make an educated guess as to the release timing. The most frequent time of day for App...
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Here's When You Can Download iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 [Now Available]

Update: iOS 15 is now available for download. See our iOS 15 release announcement, and our iOS 15 Roundup for a full breakdown of new features. As announced at Apple's "California Streaming" media event on September 14, the public release of iOS 15 will be on Monday, September 20. iPadOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 will be arriving on the same date, while a release date for macOS 12 Monterey has yet to be announced. While we know ‌iOS 15‌ is coming on September 20, Apple has not specified e...
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China Tells Its Tech Giants To Stop Blocking Rivals' Links

"China fired a fresh regulatory shot at its tech giants on Monday," writes Reuters, "telling them to end a long-standing practice of blocking each other's links on their sites or face consequences." The comments, made by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) at a news briefing, mark the latest step in Beijing's broad regulatory crackdown that has ensnared sectors from technology to education and property and wiped billions of dollars off the market value of some of the coun...
Tags: China, Tech, Beijing, Reuters, Zhao Zhiguo


Early results in Russia show pro-Kremlin party leads

By JIM HEINTZ and DARIA LITVINOVA MOSCOW (AP) — Early results Sunday in Russia’s parliamentary election showed the dominant pro-Kremlin party well in the lead, but it was unclear if the party will retain the two-thirds majority of seats that allow it to change the constitution. The election is widely seen as an important part of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to cement his grip on power ahead of the 2024 presidential election, in which control of the State Duma, or parliament, will b...
Tags: Google, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Moscow, Kremlin, Alexei Navalny, Pavel Durov, Communist Party, State Duma, Central Election Commission, United Russia


Crunchyroll's library of anime has been added to Google TV search

If you're a big fan of anime series like Tenchi Muyo, One Piece, and maybe also some stuff that came out this decade (can you tell I...
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At Least 20 Americans Have Been Hospitalized for Ivermectin Overdoses This Year

Oregon Health & Science University reported Friday that in the 45 days before September 14, five Oregonians had to be hospitalized "because they consumed a potent antiparasitic drug despite there being no clinical data supporting its use for COVID-19... "Two people were so severely ill that they had to be admitted to an intensive care unit." The Oregon Poison Center has managed 25 cases involving Oregonians intentionally misusing ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19 between Aug. 1 and Sept...
Tags: Tech, Merck, United States, Arizona, Food And Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, Fda, University Of Arizona, Brooks, Daniel Brooks, Oregon Health Science University, Oregon Poison Center, Arizona Republic Banner Health, Drug Information Center, Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center, Steve Dudley


Banks Beware? Amazon, Walmart, IKEA Experiment with Their Own 'Embedded Finance' Services

"Anyone can be a banker these days," argues Reuters. All it takes it the right software: Global brands from Mercedes and Amazon to IKEA and Walmart are cutting out the traditional financial middleman and plugging in software from tech startups to offer customers everything from banking and credit to insurance. For established financial institutions, the warning signs are flashing. So-called embedded finance — a fancy term for companies integrating software to offer financial services — means...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Walmart, Ikea, Jaguar Land Rover, Volkswagen, Accenture, Audi, Mercedes, Daimler, Tata, Reuters, Jpmorgan, Ribbit Capital, BNPL, Alan McIntyre


Facebook fires back at damning Wall Street Journal reports that found the company to be 'riddled with flaws'

Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images The Wall Street Journal published a series of reports finding Facebook to be "riddled with flaws." The series found the company turns a blind eye to its impact on everything from young girls using Instagram to human trafficking. Facebook just issued a statement calling the series full of "deliberate mischaracterizations." See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook fired back at the Wall Street Journal following the newspaper's multi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Tech, Bbc, Nick Clegg, The Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Misinformation, Afp, Clegg, Tech Insider


Facebook fires back at damning Wall Street Journal reports that accuse the company of being 'riddled with flaws'

Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images The Wall Street Journal published a series of reports finding Facebook to be "riddled with flaws." The series found the company turns a blind eye to its impact on everything from young girls using Instagram to human trafficking. Facebook just issued a statement calling the series full of "deliberate mischaracterizations." See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook fired back at the Wall Street Journal following the newspaper's multi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, News, Instagram, US, Trends, Tech, Bbc, Nick Clegg, The Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Misinformation, Afp, Clegg, Tech Insider


The problem with OnlyFans’ mainstream dream

When the ‘subscription social network’ OnlyFans announced it would be banning the sexually explicit content that made it a billion-dollar business, sex workers were up in arms – and many observers wondered how the move could make financial sense. Then it had second thoughts. So what does this tech saga tell us about where pornography fits into the future of the internet – and is it just another example of the sex industry treating women as disposable?This episode includes discussion of sex and p...
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Merck Ivermectin Researcher Proud of Its Success - For Treating River Blindness

A Pennsylvania newspaper tracked down Dr. Kenneth Brown — who wrote Merck's original research protocols in the 1980s for studying ivermectin as a "river blindness" treatment. They describe Brown as 85 years old, retired, and "proud of his association with Ivermectin." More than 4 billion doses of ivermectin (renamed Mectizan) have been administered globally in the effort to eliminate river blindness, the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide. Historically, river blindness — transmi...
Tags: Facebook, Africa, Tech, Merck, Pennsylvania, Don, Brown, Kenneth Brown, Africa Latin America, COVID, Merck Ivermectin, Yemen Brown, Polly Ann Brown Brown, Instagram Brown


iPhone 13 Orders Begin Shipping From Apple Ahead of Friday Launch

Apple has started shipping out iPhone 13, ‌iPhone 13‌ mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max orders to customers who pre-ordered one of the new devices on Friday, September 17. Many orders will still say "Preparing to Ship" in Apple's ordering system and will continue to do so until later this week, but customers in the United States who are receiving their devices through UPS can use the UPS My Choice feature for tracking purposes or can track through a reference number like a phone nu...
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