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Stop Trying to Unlock Your iPhone 13 With Your Apple Watch. It Won't Work

Apple said on Sunday that the 'Unlock with Apple Watch' feature might not work on some iPhone 13s. It will fix the problem in a future...
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When the FBI Seizes Your Messages from Big Tech, You May Not Know for Years

When America's law enforcement investigators serve tech companies with subpoenas or search warrants,"the target of the investigation has no idea their data is being seized," the Washington Post pointed out this weekend. It's becoming surprisingly common in the U.S. "And if investigators obtain a gag order, the records must be handed over without the person's knowledge or consent — depriving the person of an opportunity to challenge the seizure in court." Every year, Facebook, Google and other...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Washington Post, Oregon, America, Tech, Fbi, United States, Ron Wyden, Burt, Facebook Google, Andy Stone, Tom Burt Google


With HTTPS Everywhere, EFF Begins Plans to Eventually Deprecate 'HTTPS Everywhere' Extension

The Record reports: The Electronic Frontier Foundation said it is preparing to retire the famous HTTPS Everywhere browser extension after HTTPS adoption has picked up and after several web browsers have introduced HTTPS-only modes." "After the end of this year, the extension will be in 'maintenance mode' for 2022," said Alexis Hancock, Director of Engineering at the EFF. Maintenance mode means the extension will receive minor bug fixes next year but no new features or further development. No ...
Tags: Tech, Mozilla, Eff, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Alexis Hancock


Microsoft Joins a Linux Foundation Nonprofit's Effort to Decarbonize the Grid

"Microsoft has joined forces with LF Energy, a Linux Foundation nonprofit working to accelerate the energy transition of the world's grids and transportation systems through open source," reports ZDNet: Microsoft has become a strategic member of the foundation and Audrey Lee, senior director of energy strategy at Microsoft, was elected to serve on the LF Energy Foundation Governing Board. Dr. Shuli Goodman, executive director of LF Energy, told ZDNet that the foundation believes Microsoft will p...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Goodman, Zdnet, Audrey Lee, Decarbonize, LF Energy, Linux Foundation Nonprofit, LF Energy a Linux Foundation, LF Energy Foundation


Honda to use Google’s Android Automotive OS in its cars from 2022

Automobile major Honda has announced it will integrate Google’s Android Automotive OS into an all-new model that will be launched in the second half of 2022. The car maker will reportedly start rolling out vehicles with Google’s embedded Android Automotive OS, which includes Google’s voice-activated Assistant, Google Maps, and other automotive-approved Android apps as the default infotainment, reports The Verge. Google also collaborating with the likes of Ford, General Motors and the Renault-Ni...
Tags: Google, Business, News, Honda, Ford General Motors, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance


Facebook’s wearable glasses can succeed where Google Glass flopped

Facebook launched new wearable sunglasses that are immediately and often compared to Google Glass. The question on everyone’s mind is whether Facebook’s attempt will tank like Google Glass. While Google tried to invent the design of its new glasses – using its imagination about what people wanted – Facebook leveraged a design that already has some certainties around it. [Via]
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Google lowers its cloud marketplace revenue share to 3% from 20%

Google is reducing the amount of revenue it keeps when customers buy software from other vendors on its cloud marketplace, as the top tech companies face increasing pressure to lower their so-called take rates. Google, which trails Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure in cloud infrastructure, is trying to attract independent software makers to sell their products on Google’s cloud. In August, Microsoft lowered the percentage of sales it keeps from game purchases from its Windows app store to...
Tags: Google, Business, News, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services


US Military Seeks Comments on Its Plan to Build a Small, Transportable Nuclear Reactor

America's Department of Defense "is taking input on its plan to build an advanced mobile nuclear microreactor prototype at the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho," reports the Associated Press: The department began a 45-day comment period on Friday with the release of a draft environmental impact study evaluating alternatives for building and operating the microreactor that could produce 1 to 5 megawatts of power. The department's energy needs are expected to increase, it said. "A safe,...
Tags: US, America, Tech, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Idaho, Defense Department, Idaho National Lab, Idaho National Laboratory


European Google Stores discounting most items by 20% today, including Pixel 5 & Nest Hub Max

Google users in Europe today can take advantage of the birthday hardware sale on the Google Store. Despite being incorporated on...
Tags: Google, Europe, Google Stores, Nest Hub Max


What Happened When Germany Tried to Fight Online Hate Speech? (slashdot)

"Harassment and abuse are all too common on the modern internet," writes the New York Times. "Yet it was supposed to be different in Germany." In 2017, the country enacted one of the world's toughest laws against online hate speech. It requires Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to remove illegal comments, pictures or videos within 24 hours of being notified about them or risk fines of up to 50 million euros, or $59 million. Supporters hailed it as a watershed moment for internet regulation and a mo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, News, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, European Union, New York Times, Times, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Facebook Twitter, Justice Ministry, EditorDavid, Facebook Twitter and YouTube


NBCU Warns YouTube TV Viewers They May Lose Channels, Including Local NBC Stations

Another carriage fight has burst into public view: NBCUniversal on Sunday said it was notifying customers with YouTube TV that more than 14 of its networks, including local NBC channels, could go dark on the streaming service in a matter of days. NBCU’s deal with YouTube TV is set to expire shortly, and Google is […]
Tags: Google, News, Nbc, Nbcuniversal, Nbcu, YouTube TV, NBC Stations, NBCU Warns YouTube TV


Samsung Engineers Propose 'Copying and Pasting' the Brain onto AI Chips

Samsung has proposed a way to build brain-like computer chips by "copying and pasting" a brain's neuron wiring map onto 3D neuromorphic chips. Engadget reports: The approach would rely on a nanoelectrode array that enters a large volumes of neurons to record both where the neurons connect and the strength of those connections. You could copy that data and 'paste' it to a 3D network of solid-state memory, whether it's off-the-shelf flash storage or cutting-edge memory like resistive RAM. Each me...
Tags: Samsung, Tech, Harvard University, Engadget


The US government requests - and is granted - the most user data from tech companies compared to countries like the UK, France, and Japan: report

Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Apple, Facebook, and Twitter saw an overall increase in the number of user data requests they got from world governments. Governments are typically granted data requests for "law enforcement" purposes, such as investigating international theft, fraud, or trafficking. Major tech companies have all released some form of a transparency report after criticism from digital rights advocates and politicians. See more stories on Insider's business p...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, South Korea, Twitter, Transparency, Japan, Germany, US, International, Trends, Denmark, Data Privacy, National Conference of State Legislatures, Apple Facebook, UK France, Tech Insider


Former Reddit CEO Asks: Why Is Theranos' Holmes the Only Tech CEO Facing Prosecution?

Federal prosecutors allege that Elizabeth Holmes and the No. 2 at Theranos, Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, "broke the law by deceiving investors about how well the business was doing and the capabilities of its testing machines, in addition to allegedly providing false or flawed test results to patients," reports NPR. But they add that in Silicon Valley, the trial has launched this debate. "Since Holmes was following a playbook used by dozens of tech CEOs, why is she the only one to face prosecution ...
Tags: Tech, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Ellen Pao, Npr, Travis Kalanick, WeWork, Juul, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, U S Justice Department, Adam Neumann, Pao, Kevin Burns, Mark MacDougall


A Cryptocurrency-Trading Hamster Beats Warren Buffett's Performance - and the S&P 500

"What if we told you there was a hamster who has been trading cryptocurrencies since June — and recently was doing better than Warren Buffett and the S&P 500?" asks NPR: Meet Mr. Goxx, a hamster who works out of what is possibly the most high-tech hamster cage in existence. It's designed so that when Mr. Goxx runs on the hamster wheel, he can select among dozens of cryptocurrencies. Then, deciding between two tunnels, he chooses whether to buy or sell. According to the Twitch account for the ...
Tags: Tech, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Npr, Goxx


As Big Tech Gives In To Big Government, Everyone In Russia Is Harmed

Google and Apple opened offices in Russia. Then Putin pressured them to delete his opposition’s Smart Voting app – and they caved. “This episode is a powerful reminder that old-fashioned force can decisively tighten a state’s grip on the web.” – Wired
Tags: Apple, Google, Art, Putin, Russia, Issues, 09.26.21


Report: In 2017 America's CIA Plotted to Kidnap Julian Assange From Ecuador

"In 2017, as Julian Assange began his fifth year holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London, the CIA plotted to kidnap the WikiLeaks founder," reports Yahoo News, "spurring heated debate among Trump administration officials over the legality and practicality of such an operation." The report is based on conversations with more than 30 former U.S. officials, "eight of whom described details of the CIA's proposals to abduct Assange." Some senior officials inside the CIA and the Trump administration...
Tags: London, Sweden, Congress, Senate, White House, America, Tech, United Kingdom, House, Moscow, Cia, Julian Assange, Kremlin, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Trump


The World's Longest Cave System Just Got Even Longer

schwit1 shared this report from LiveScience: The world's longest known cave system just set a new record after surveyors spent hours mapping an additional 8 miles (13 kilometers) of the passageways at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. The corridors at Mammoth Cave now measure a whopping 420 miles (676 km) in length, according to the National Park Service (NPS). That's about the distance between New York City and Raleigh, North Carolina. Mapping the cave system was a huge undertaking, c...
Tags: Kentucky, New York City, Tech, National Park Service, Nps, Raleigh North Carolina, CRF, Mammoth Cave National Park, Mammoth Cave, Cave Research Foundation CRF, Central Kentucky Karst Coalition, Karen Willmes


Google to Slash Amount It Keeps From Sales on Its Cloud Marketplace CNBC

(Reuters) -Alphabet Inc's Google will take a smaller cut when customers buy software from other vendors on its cloud marketplace, CNBC reported on...
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Restaurant owner begs public to help his business stay open after bookings dwindle, despite 5-star reviews

The climate for restaurant owners remains extremely tough. Thomson Reuters A young restaurant owner is pleading with the public to help keep his establishment open. He told Alloa Advertiser he will be forced to shut down unless more people come and eat there. The Tartan Rooster has been deeply impacted by a loss of sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. A young restaurant owner is begging the public to help him keep his highly rated establi...
Tags: Google, UK, News, US, International, Trends, Business Owners, Restaurant, Retail, Baltimore, Thomson Reuters, Hospitality, Baltimore Maryland, Restaurant Closures, Labor Shortage, Jason Lawrence


Chipmakers To Carmakers: Time To Get Out of the Semiconductor Stone Age

Long-time Slashdot reader BoredStiff shares this report from Fortune: Moore's law of ever-increasing miniaturization seemingly never reached the automotive industry. Dozens of chips found in everything from electronic brake systems to airbag control units tend to rely on obsolete technology often well over a decade old. These employ comparatively simple transistors that can be anywhere from 45 nanometers to as much as 90 nanometers in size, far too large — and too primitive — to be suitable for...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Intel, Fortune, Qualcomm, Volkswagen Group, Slashdot, Moore, Pat Gelsinger, Gelsinger


Apple promises fix for broken ‘Unlock with Apple Watch’ feature on iPhone 13

iPhone 13 users have reported that they're not able to unlock their iPhones with the Apple Watch; the company addressed this issue today.
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Restaurant owner begs public to help his business stay open after bookings dwindled, despite 5-star reviews

The climate for restaurant owners remains extremely tough. Thomson Reuters A young restaurant owner is pleading with the public to help keep his establishment open. He told Alloa Advertiser he will be forced to shut down unless more people come and eat there. The Tartan Rooster has been deeply impacted by a loss of sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic. See more stories on Insider's business page. A young restaurant owner is begging the public to help him keep his highly rated establi...
Tags: Google, UK, News, US, International, Trends, Business Owners, Restaurant, Retail, Baltimore, Thomson Reuters, Hospitality, Baltimore Maryland, Restaurant Closures, Labor Shortage, Jason Lawrence


Scientists Find Hormone That Allows Seeds To Germinate In Low Water Conditions

Slashdot reader StellarThoughts shares an announcement from the University of California, Riverside. (Alternate URL): Plants have the ability to perceive drought. When they do, they emit a hormone that helps them hold on to water. This same hormone, ABA, sends a message to seeds that it isn't a good time to germinate, leading to lower crop yields and less food in places where it's hot — an increasingly long list as a result of climate change. "If you block ABA, you mess with the chemical pathw...
Tags: Tech, Aba, National Academy of Sciences, UC Riverside, University of California Riverside Alternate, Aditya Vaidya UC Riverside, Antabactin, Sean Cutler, Opabactin


Apple says it will fix issue with “unlock with Apple Watch” feature on iPhone 13

You may get "Unable to Communicate with Apple Watch" error message
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The US and 23 other countries enacted laws to try and control content on the internet, study finds

Twitter Fabian Sommer/picture alliance via Getty Images 24 different countries created new laws or rules determining how online platforms can treat content, a study by Freedom House found. Internet freedom has declined for the past 11 years globally, according to the report. The trend can be attributed to problems like extremism, fraud, and criminal activity in the internet. See more stories on Insider's business page. Authorities in at least 24 different countries, including the US, c...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Texas, Law, Internet, Youtube, India, Nigeria, US, Trends, Data, Getty Images, Washington Dc, Lawsuits


Apple to Fix Issue Preventing iPhone 13 Users From Unlocking With Apple Watch in Upcoming Software Update

Apple today said an issue preventing some iPhone 13 users from using the Unlock with Apple Watch feature will be fixed in an upcoming software update. In a support document, Apple said affected users can turn off Unlock with Apple Watch and use their passcode to unlock their iPhone 13 until the software update is released. The feature, which is designed to let you unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask or ski goggles, can be toggled off in the Settings app under Face ID & Passcode. Apple di...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Apple Watch, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro


Apple's 2021 iPad drops to $299 at Amazon

Apple's 2021 iPad is down to $299 at Amazon, making the entry-level tablet a significantly better deal..
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After 47 Years, US Power Company Abandons Still-Unfinished $6 Billion Nuclear Power Plant

America's federally-owned electric utility, the Tennessee Valley Authority, has spent billions of dollars with nothing to show for it, reports the Chattanooga Times Free Press. "Nearly 47 years after construction began on the Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant in Northeast Alabama, the Tennessee Valley Authority is giving up its construction permit for America's biggest unfinished nuclear plant and abandoning any plans to complete the twin-reactor facility..." Giving up the construction permit at...
Tags: America, Tech, John, NRC, TVA, East Tennessee, Tennessee Valley, North Alabama, BELLEFONTE, Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Watts Bar, Hopson, Athens Alabama, Sequoyah, Northeast Alabama


How to tell if you're a covert narcissist

Welcome back to Insider Weekly! I'm Matt Turner, co-EIC of business at Insider."Am I a covert narcissist?"That's the question at the heart of Rebecca Knight's latest work-advice column this week. Rebecca's spent her career answering these kinds of questions, most often focused on the emotional life of work. As boundaries between home and work blur in the WFH era, they're more relevant than ever.Also in this week's newsletter:Noom markets itself as an anti-diet app. Users ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Los Angeles, Trends, Rebecca, EIC, Blackrock, Kate Taylor, Matt Turner, Brandy Melville, Samantha Lee, Noom, Jordan Erb, Rebecca Knight, Matt Turner Phil Rosen, Launch House



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