China Vows End To Building Coal-Fired Power Plants Abroad

Chinese President Xi Jinping told the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday that his country "will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad" and plans to boost support for clean energy in developing nations. Axios reports: The pledge, if maintained, would mark a breakthrough in efforts to transition global power away from the most carbon-emitting fuel. Nations, including the U.S., have been urging China -- historically a key source of coal-plant finance -- to make such a commitment. Xi...
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Leaked hands-on video of the Pixel 6 Pro confirms glossy back, Google Tensor specs

A leaked hands-on video of the Google Pixel 6 Pro has confirmed that it has a glossy back, and it has also confirmed the Google Tensor specs.
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Scientists Develop the Next Generation of Reservoir Computing

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: A relatively new type of computing that mimics the way the human brain works was already transforming how scientists could tackle some of the most difficult information processing problems. Now, researchers have found a way to make what is called reservoir computing work between 33 and a million times faster, with significantly fewer computing resources and less data input needed. In fact, in one test of this next-generation reservoir computing,...
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High-Severity RCE Flaw Disclosed in Several Netgear Router Models

Networking equipment company Netgear has released patches to remediate a high-severity remote code execution vulnerability affecting multiple routers that could be exploited by remote attackers to take control of an affected system. Traced as CVE-2021-40847 (CVSS score: 8.1), the security weakness impacts the following models - R6400v2 (fixed in firmware version R6700 [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
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VMware Warns of Critical File Upload Vulnerability Affecting vCenter Server

VMware on Tuesday published a new bulletin warning of as many as 19 vulnerabilities in vCenter Server and Cloud Foundation appliances that a remote attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system. The most urgent among them is an arbitrary file upload vulnerability in the Analytics service (CVE-2021-22005) that impacts vCenter Server 6.7 and 7.0 deployments. "A malicious actor with [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
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Google to buy Manhattan’s St John’s Terminal for $2.1 billion

Google is cementing its status in New York City, and a commitment to in-person work, with plans to purchase a Manhattan office building for $2.1 billion. The St. John’s Terminal transaction will close in the first quarter of 2022, Google said. [Via]
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US Committee Is Reviewing Zoom's $14.7 Billion Deal For Five9 On National-Security Grounds

A U.S. government committee is reviewing Zoom's agreement to acquire cloud contact center software company Five9 for $14.7 billion on national-security grounds. CNBC reports: According to a letter dated Aug. 27, the Federal Communications Commission was asked to refer the case to the Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United States Telecommunications Service Sector. Attorney General Merrick Garland is chair of the committee. Zoom announced the deal with Five9 in July, m...
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System Failure: When Narrative and Execution Fail to Align

Customer experience surveys tell you nothing about how you truly did. People often want to do the right thing. But your system is bankrupt, forcing binary, or no choices. Leaving customers in limbo. Fix your systems, or they'll keep chipping away at your carefully-crafted, expensive narrative. The problem is often designed right into the system If there ever was an example of the market (and economics) dominating human life, it is that of a company—Apple—promising a replacement for a phone (unde...
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FBI Held Back Ransomware Decryption Key From Businesses To Run Operation Targeting Hackers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Washington Post: The FBI refrained for almost three weeks from helping to unlock the computers of hundreds of businesses and institutions hobbled by a major ransomware attack this summer, even though the bureau had secretly obtained the digital key needed to do so, according to several current and former U.S. officials. The key was obtained through access to the servers of the Russia-based criminal gang behind the July attack. Deploying it immediately...
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Facebook oversight board to review system that exempts elite users

The XCheck program allows some users to be ‘whitelisted’ or allowed to post material that violates the company’s policiesFacebook’s semi-independent oversight board says it will review the company’s “XCheck” system, an internal program that has exempted high-profile users from some or all of its rules.The decision follows an investigation by the Wall Street Journal that revealed that reviews of posts by well-known users such as celebrities, politicians and journalists are steered into the separa...
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CIA Director 'Fuming' After Havana Syndrome Strikes Team Member In India

FallOutBoyTonto shares a report from Ars Technica: A US intelligence officer traveling in India earlier this month with CIA director William Burns reported experiencing a mysterious health incident and symptoms consistent with so-called Havana syndrome, according to a report by CNN. The officer received immediate medical care upon returning to the US. The case raises fears that such incidents are not only increasing, but potentially escalating, unnamed officials told CNN and The New York Times. ...
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China's Lehman Brothers Moment?

The New York Times: Angry home buyers are waiting on as many as 1.6 million apartments. Suppliers that sold cement, paint, rebar and copper pipes are owed more than $100 billion in payments. Employees who were strong-armed into lending are panicking now that the company cannot repay them on time. China's Evergrande Group, the embattled property developer whose towering debt has set off panic in global markets, is buckling under the weight of more than $300 billion in debt. The company's billiona...
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Comcast and UK Subsidiary Sky Reportedly Launching Smart TVs

Comcast appears to be planning to offer TVs running its own software across at least two territories, according to recent reports from Protocol and The Financial Times. It comes a little more than a week after Amazon announced that it too will be getting into the TV set business. The Verge reports: In the US, the TVs will reportedly be branded as XClass TVs. Originally manufactured by Hisense, the 43 and 50-inch sets will run Comcast's X1 operating system, which is already found on its set-top b...
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Report: Apple’s working on a horrific iPhone feature that uses AI to ‘detect’ autism

Did you know Neural is taking the stage this fall? Together with an amazing line-up of experts, we will explore the future of AI during TNW Conference 2021. Secure your ticket now! Apple’s walled garden for AI tends to keep the Cupertino company out of critical media’s crosshairs. So it’s a bit of a shock when a story breaks demonstrating that the house that Jobs and Woz built is just as dangerous and unhinged as the rest of big tech when it comes to machine learning. Exhibit A: The Wall Street ...
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Nikon Z MC 50mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Review: A Solid Introduction to Macro

The Nikon 50mm f/2.8 Macro Prime lens is part of a pair announced in June. While the lens is designated as a macro, the 50mm focal length makes it more of a walkabout lens with macro capabilities.While Nikon’s legacy macro lenses would still work using the FTZ adapter on the Z-System, the new lenses note another step of Nikon’s promise to deliver a wider range of native functionality lenses on its mirrorless systems. Nikon designed this new lens to be a small, lightweight, and compact everyday l...
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Amazon is having a flash sale on laptops today — HP, Dell, Lenovo

Right now, Amazon is having a flash sale on these highly-rated laptops for students and professionals alike.
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Google's $2.1 billion NYC building purchase is proof that offices aren't dead

Jubilation swept the New York real estate world on Tuesday over Google’s announcement that it plans to purchase the huge St. John’s...
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The Tragedy of Macbeth

Welp, from the small glimpses we get in this trailer, Joel Coen’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, looks pretty fantastic. Out in theaters on Dec 25, streaming on Apple+ Jan 14. Tags: Coen brothers   movies   The Tragedy of Macbeth   trailers   video [Author: Jason Kottke]
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How to mute tabs in any web browser to prevent pages from making unwanted noise

Different browsers offer different ways to mute tabs. Georgijevic/Getty Images Every major browser lets you mute tabs, so you won't hear any sound from the website in that tab. To mute a tab, just right-click the tab and select the "Mute" option. Google Chrome only lets you mute entire sites by default - to mute just an individual tab, you'll need an extension. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you've been online for long enough, you've probabl...
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FIA cyber crime cell restores ‘hacked’ Facebook page of Sindh minister

KARACHI: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Cyber Crime Cell has restored the ‘hacked’ Facebook page of the Sindh Minister for Prisons Aijaz Jakhrani, ARY News reported on Tuesday.Following the complaint of the Sindh Prisons Minister Aijaz Jakhrani, the FIA cyber crime cell regained access to the social page having around 60,000 followers.According to the FIA spokesperson, the hackers had gained access to the social media page after sending a link. The hackers had shared obscene pictures on the ...
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How to update your iPhone to iOS 15, and troubleshoot any update issues

Updating your iPhone can be done automatically or manually from Settings, or even from your computer. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images You can update your iPhone to iOS 15 from the "Software Update" section of Settings. It's possible to set up automatic iPhone updates, so it downloads whenever a new iOS is available. If your iPhone won't update to the new iOS, it might be too old or not have enough storage space. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Apple release...
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The 15 best online marketing courses and certificate programs in 2021

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Sites like edX, Coursera, and LinkedIn Learning offer free or affordable online marketing courses and certificate programs. Marco VDM/Getty Images Understanding marketing, social media, and SEO can help you move up in your career or business. Sites like edX, Coursera, and LinkedIn Learning offer free or affordable online marketing courses. Below, we outlined the best online marketing courses and certifi...
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Amazon Relaxes Drug Testing Policies, Will Lobby To Legalize Marijuana

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Amazon is further relaxing its screening policies for marijuana, as it ramps up support for federal legislation to legalize the drug. In a blog post Tuesday, Amazon HR boss Beth Galetti wrote that the company has "reinstated the employment eligibility" for former employees and applicants who were fired or deferred during random or pre-employment marijuana screenings. "Pre-employment marijuana testing has disproportionately affected communities of co...
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Apple Preparing to Support Digital Car Keys for Genesis Vehicles

Last year, Apple debuted support for digital car keys, which let users lock, unlock, and start their vehicles using a pass stored in the Wallet app on the iPhone. And with iOS 15, there's now Ultra Wideband support on the iPhone 11 and later that will let the feature work without having to remove your ‌iPhone‌ from your pocket. Car manufacturers need to add the NFC technology to their vehicles to support digital car keys, and so far BMW has been the only manufacturer to do so with Apple's pla...
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Instashowing spends investment on buyer tour, offer submission tools

After nabbing $4 million in May 2021, listing showing software Instashowing has launched updates that include tools for submitting and managing offers and arranging buyer tours.
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iOS 15 includes features to improve Google applications use

Apple recently rolled out its latest operating system, iOS 15, and it will have new and improved features for improving the use of Google applications. The announcement was made by the technology company was made in a statement.A Focus mode is announced in which the feature will help in getting tasks finished within a given timeframe. They will be able to receive timely notifications.Read More: Apple releases video guide for iPhone 13 featuresNot only the feature will be handy in getting work...
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AT&T launches 5G-powered AR program Game View within the WNBA app

AT&T's 5G Game Zone app gives WNBA stats in real-time using augmented reality technology.
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How to connect Google Nest home speakers to Wi-Fi

Thinking about creating a smart home with Google? The key to a smooth and seamless setup is a Wi-Fi connection. Here's what you need to know.
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The Pixel 6 may have leaked and not at the hands of Google for once

This could be a glimpse at the Pixel 6 Pro with its screen on
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All the iOS 15 Features You Won't Get Until Later

There are multiple features that Apple wasn't able to get ready for launch prior to the debut of iOS and iPadOS 15, which is not atypical. There are usually some iOS features that take a little more time to prepare for primetime, and Apple releases these features in iOS updates. Below, we've rounded up iOS 15 additions that weren't ready when iOS 15 launched and will be implemented in ‌iOS 15‌ updates coming later this year and next year. SharePlay A FaceTime feature, SharePlay was availa...
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