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Chinese Scientists Synthesized Starch From Carbon Dioxide

AltMachine shares a report from Phys.Org: Chinese scientists recently reported a de novo route for artificial starch synthesis from carbon dioxide (CO2) for the first time. Relevant results were published in Science on Sept. 24. The new route makes it possible to produce starch, a major component of grains, by industrial manufacturing instead of traditional agricultural planting and opens up a new technical route for synthesizing complex molecules from CO2. The artificial route can produce starc...
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Old Coal Plant Is Now Mining Bitcoin For a Utility Company

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Bitcoin's massive power consumption is the cryptocurrency's dirty secret. To mine bitcoin, computers across the globe chew through enough electricity to power a medium size country, somewhere on the order of the Netherlands or Poland depending on the estimate. In fact, electricity has become such a significant factor that one private equity firm owns a power plant to mine bitcoin. The company, Greenidge Generation, said at one point that the...
Tags: Tech, Missouri, Netherlands, Poland, Wood, Ameren, Ameren Missouri, Utility Company, Greenidge Generation, St Louis Ameren, Warren Wood, Geoff Marke, Missouri Office of the Public Counsel


Apple Says Third-Party Apps Can Take Full Advantage of ProMotion With Plist Entry, Core Animation Bug Fix Coming [Updated]

After developers discovered that their apps are not currently able to use 120Hz ProMotion refresh rates for all animations, there was confusion over whether it was a limitation imposed for battery life or a bug. Apple has now provided clarification. Apple told MacRumors that all third-party apps can take full advantage of 120Hz ProMotion refresh rates, but developers will need to declare that their apps use higher frame rates by adding an entry to their app's plist. Documentation on the requi...
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Apple Says Third-Party Apps Can Take Full Advantage of ProMotion With Plist Entry, Core Animation Bug Fix Coming

After developers discovered that their apps are not currently able to use 120Hz ProMotion refresh rates for all animations, there was confusion over whether it was a limitation imposed for battery life or a bug. Apple has now provided clarification. Apple says that all third-party apps can take full advantage of 120Hz ProMotion refresh rates, but developers will need to declare that their apps use higher frame rates by adding an entry to their app's plist. Documentation on the required plist ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro


Microsoft Rushes To Register Autodiscover Domains Leaking Credentials

Microsoft is rushing to register Internet domains used to steal Windows credentials sent from faulty implementations of the Microsoft Exchange Autodiscover protocol. BleepingComputer reports: On Monday, Guardicore's Amit Serper released new research about how the issue caused the exposure of close to 100,000 unique Windows and email credentials. When users configure their Exchange accounts on email clients, the app will attempt to authenticate to various Autodiscover URLs associated with Microso...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Microsoft Exchange, Amit Serper, Serper


Google launches new apps that allow Android users to control their phone without touching it.

Google is introducing new features for Android devices which is aimed at providing easier access to people with speech or physical disabilities. With the help of the new apps and features, the company plans to provide the means to operate the Android smartphone hands-free. [Via]
Tags: Google, Business, News


Some iPhone 13 Pro animations affected by an issue that will be fixed

Apple has a software update in the works to fix it.
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Are You Ready To Share Your Analprint With Big Tech?

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: For the past 10 years, Sonia Grego has been thinking about toilets -- and more specifically what we deposit into them. "We are laser-focused on the analysis of stool," says the Duke University research professor, with all the unselfconsciousness of someone used to talking about bodily functions. "We think there is an incredible untapped opportunity for health data. And this information is not tapped because of the universal aversion to havin...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Stanford, Tech, Leicester, Wall Street Journal, Booth, Duke University, Stanford School of Medicine, De Montfort University, Phil Booth, Izen, Grego, Eerke Boiten, Sonia Grego, Coprata Grego


Facebook Will Open Its Fiber Networks To Expand Broadband Access In Rural Virginia

Facebook announced a new project on Thursday that will bring broadband service to thousands of households in Virginia this fall, in partnership with a local ISP and utility company. The Verge reports: The project began with fiber networks Facebook was already building to connect its data centers in Virginia, Ohio, and North Carolina. With that fiber already laid, Facebook partnered with Appalachian Power and GigaBeam Networks to extend the networks to roughly 6,000 households in Grayson County, ...
Tags: Facebook, Virginia, Tech, North Carolina, Kohler, Appalachian Power, Virginia Ohio, Rural Virginia, Michele Kohler, GigaBeam Networks, Grayson County VA, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative


ExpressVPN Employees Complain About Ex-Spy's Top Role At Company

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: When a senior executive at virtual private network company ExpressVPN admitted to working on behalf of a foreign intelligence service to hack American machines last week, it stunned employees at his new company, according to interviews and electronic records. What ExpressVPN said after the U.S. Justice Department's deferred prosecution agreement disturbed some employees further. The company had known about Dan Gericke's history as a mercenary hac...
Tags: Tech, Fbi, United Arab Emirates, Vpn, Uae, Reuters, Don, Daniel, Dan, U S Justice Department, Gericke, Kape Technologies PLC, Dan Gericke


Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou To Be Released After Agreement With US In Wire Fraud Case

The chief financial officer of Chinese tech firm Huawei will be released and allowed to return to China after reaching an agreement with the U.S. government on fraud charges, prosecutors said Friday in a Brooklyn federal court. CNBC reports: A U.S. district judge accepted the deferred prosecution agreement, which will last until Dec. 1, 2022. Under the deal, the executive, Meng Wanzhou, affirmed the accuracy of a statement of facts and agreed not to commit other crimes, or risk prosecution. Meng...
Tags: China, US, Tech, Iran, Canada, Brooklyn, Huawei, Cnbc, U S, Meng, Boeckmann, Meng Wanzhou, Wanzhou, Eastern District of New York Nicole Boeckmann, Boeckmann Meng, Meng Read


Here's everything you missed in Week 3 of Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos fraud trial

Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos. Stephen Lam/Reuters The third week of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' fraud trial has wrapped up. Witnesses included a patient who got false results, former Defense Secretary James Mattis, and more. Here's everything that happened in the trial in its third week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Defense cross-examines a former Theranos scientist Surekha Gangakhedkar, a former Theranos scientist who testified last week, retur...
Tags: Apple, Defense, Trends, Walgreens, Arizona, Trial, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Gould, Mattis, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, James Mattis


How to log into Yahoo Mail or troubleshoot when you can't log into the service

You can log into Yahoo Mail on a computer or mobile device in a few steps. SOPA Images/Shutterstock Once you log into Yahoo Mail on your device, the app will remember your username and password and keep you signed in. If you want to log into multiple Yahoo Mail accounts on your phone, use the Y! icon to open the Manage Accounts option and add a new account. If you have trouble logging in, try to recover your username and password. You can also try logging in with another browser or clear...
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5 people we want to walk with on Apple’s Time to Walk

Apple's Time to Walk plays compelling stories from influencers and celebrities as you run, jog, or walk. Here are five storytellers we want to hear from next.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Health & Fitness, Apple Fitness, Time to Walk, Proactive Evergreen, Walking Apps


24 hours hands-on with the iPhone 13, Pro, Max, and Mini: Refinements all around

I spent 24 hours with the iPhone 13, Pro, Max, and Mini. Here are my first impressions and key takeaways.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Apple iPhone 13, Apple Event September 2021, iPhone 13 mini, Apple iPhone 13 Pro, Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max


Google CEO Sought to Keep Incognito Mode Issues Out of Spotlight, Lawsuit Alleges

By Paresh Dave(Reuters) - Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai in 2019 was warned that describing the company's Incognito browsing mode as "private...
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Google Seeks Search Deals For TikTok and Instagram Videos

An anonymous reader shares a report: If you've ever tried searching on Google for one of those TikTok or Instagram videos all your friends are gushing about -- such as sea shanties or the Renegade dance -- you'll notice something. The videos don't show up. Google is trying to fix that -- but there's no guarantee its efforts will succeed. Google executives have been quietly negotiating with their counterparts at the video apps' parent companies, ByteDance for TikTok and Facebook for Instagram, to...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Youtube, Tech, Instagram Videos, Facebook for Instagram, Tiktok, ByteDance for TikTok


Leak: Apple’s new MacBook Pros may get taller, sharper displays

A new report by MacRumors provides strong evidence Apple plans to increase the resolution on its rumored ‘M1X’ 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros, which are expected to be announced within the next month or two. MacRumors contributor Steve Moser took a close look at the latest macOS Monterey beta and found two mysterious new resolutions that don’t match any existing Mac: 3456 x 2234 and 3024 x 1964. There are a couple of interesting things about these resolutions. For one, they’re obviously higher reso...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Monterey, Insider, Plugged, Steve Moser, Next Featured


Third-Party Apps Can't Take Full Advantage of iPhone 13 Pro 120Hz ProMotion Displays

The new iPhone 13 Pro models that launched today are equipped with ProMotion display technology, which allows for adaptive refresh rates ranging from 10Hz all the way to 120Hz, which is ideal for scrolling through content, gaming, and more, because it makes for a smoother viewing experience. Though there's a 120Hz maximum refresh rate, App Store developers have found that most app animations are limited to 60Hz, which results in an uneven viewing experience for users. As noted by 9to5Mac, Pro...
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iPhone 13 Pro: How to Shoot Macro Photography

With the launch of the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, Apple introduced Macro mode, a new camera feature that's exclusive to the Pro models and brings the immensely detailed world of close-up macro photography to iPhones for the first time. Keep reading to learn how it works. With Macro mode enabled, you can take pictures or video of subjects that are as close as 2cm to your iPhone's camera lens, which means you can now take shots of flowers, textures, insects, or pretty much anything small or at ...
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There are now 6 iPhones that support 5G, but you won't notice the speed difference

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Apple/YouTube 5G today doesn't feel much different than LTE, even on the six iPhones that support it. The fastest 5G network, called "mmWave," isn't readily available, and there's no killer app to make use of fast 5G speeds. Super-fast 5G that's widely available will come some day, and it will change the world when it does. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky There are now six Apple iPh...
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Third-Party Apps Can't Take Full Advantage of iPhone 13 Pro 120Hz ProMotion Displays [Updated]

The new iPhone 13 Pro models that launched today are equipped with ProMotion display technology, which allows for adaptive refresh rates ranging from 10Hz all the way to 120Hz, which is ideal for scrolling through content, gaming, and more, because it makes for a smoother viewing experience. Though there's a 120Hz maximum refresh rate, App Store developers have found that most app animations are limited to 60Hz, which results in an uneven viewing experience for users. As noted by 9to5Mac, Pro...
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ESPN has a bundle deal with UFC 266 and an annual ESPN+ subscription - here's how to save 35% in time for Saturday's fight

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Valentina Shevchenko will defend the UFC women's flyweight championship at UFC 266. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC UFC 266 features featherweight and women's flyweight title defenses, and the return of Nick Diaz. The main card PPV starts at 10 p.m. ET on September 25; it costs $70 on top of an ESPN+ subscription. New ESPN+ members can bundle UFC 266 with one year of ESPN+ for $90 - 35% off the f...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Entertainment, Sports, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Ufc, Espn, Robbie Lawler, Nick Diaz, Tech Insider, Valentina Shevchenko, Alan Dawson, Kevin Webb, ESPN Plus


UC Reactor Makes Martian Fuel

Engineers at the University of Cincinnati are developing new ways to convert greenhouse gases to fuel to address climate change and get astronauts home from Mars. UC: UC College of Engineering and Applied Science assistant professor Jingjie Wu and his students used a carbon catalyst in a reactor to convert carbon dioxide into methane. Known as the "Sabatier reaction" from the late French chemist Paul Sabatier, it's a process the International Space Station uses to scrub the carbon dioxide from a...
Tags: Tech, Mars, University Of Cincinnati, Nature Communications, Wu, Paul Sabatier, East China University of Science and Technology, Sabatier, Biden Administration, UC College of Engineering and Applied Science, Jingjie Wu, Rice University Shanghai University, Tianyu Zhang


Meng Wanzhou flies back to China after deal with US prosecutors – reports

The agreement with Wanzhou clears a topic of dispute between US and China and could bring release of two CanadiansChinese telecoms executive Meng Wanzhou was freed after three years of house arrest in Canada, following an agreement with the US justice department to suspend the fraud charges against her that had poisoned Beijing’s relations with Washington and Ottawa.Meng – Huawei’s chief financial officer and daughter of the giant corporation’s founder - was granted release in a Vancouver court ...
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Daimler Getting Back Into Bed With Chrysler for Battery Biz

Daimler is getting cozy with Chrysler again, or at least the American side of Stellantis, so they can tackle battery development and production. Those in the know will recall that Chrysler has been passed around more than a bottle of booze at a middle school party. But its long history of partnerships also kept it in […] The post Daimler Getting Back Into Bed With Chrysler for Battery Biz appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Investments, Development, Electric Vehicles, Fca, Batteries, Autos, Chrysler, Automotive Industry, EVs, ACC, Daimler, Industry News, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, News Blog, DaimlerChrysler


How to track changes and add comments in Google Docs using Suggesting mode

Tracking changes in Google Docs is a great way to collaborate on projects. Klaus Vedfelt/Getty Images You can track changes in Google Docs by using Suggesting mode. Collaborators with Commenter or Editor permissions can use Suggesting mode, however only editors can accept or reject changes. Comments are another way to communicate with collaborators and flag any sections that need work. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Docs is a helpful tool when working w...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Microsoft, Trends, Google Docs, Documents, Google Doc, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Klaus Vedfelt Getty, Abigail Abesamis Demarest, Google Doc Suggesting, Track Changes, Google Doc Share


'Britney vs Spears' covers the pop star's battle to end her conservatorship - the documentary hits Netflix on September 28

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Britney Spears performs in 2017. TPG/Getty Images "Britney vs Spears" is a documentary covering Britney Spears' court battle to end her conservatorship. The movie will be available to stream on Netflix starting September 28. Netflix costs $9 a month for SD quality and $14 a month for HD quality. Gift Card (small) Monthly Subscription (small) "Britney vs Spears" premieres on September 28 exclusivel...
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William Shatner's Going To Space On Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin

schwit1 shares a report from TMZ: The 90-year-old actor is slated to be part of the second crew to take the space flight in the New Shepard capsule. That would make him the oldest person ever to be launched into space. We're told Shatner will be on board in October for the 15-minute civilian flight -- similar to the last launch. What we don't know -- BUT WHAT WOULD BE AWESOME -- is if he wears his Capt. Kirk getup. Our sources say the mission will be filmed for a documentary. We're told Shatner'...
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Jonathan Becher of the San Jose Sharks – The number of content creators is closing in on the number of content consumers

Before he became the President of the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, Jonathan Becher was one of the premiere marketing executives in the technology industry.  And it’s safe to say he brought the visionary approach he developed at companies like SAP with him to the Sharks – which has paid off during the past 18 months as the pandemic disrupted the traditional fan experience. Becher and the Sharks have been one of the more innovative teams in all of sports, which is why my CRM Playaz co-host Paul Gree...
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