Foundation Review – Series Pushes Limits Of “Adaptation”

There are a variety of reasons that a book can hold onto the consensus opinion that it is unfilmable, but these are frequently overcome with time and ultimately involve special effects or other advances in filmcraft. The solution to the problem of adapting to visual media comes when someone decides they have a way to make it look like we’re in space, or whatever. The other side of the seemingly insurmountable hurdle to moving from page to screen is when you have a work in which nothing actua...
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CRISPR Gene-Editing Experiment Partly Restores Vision In Legally Blind Patients

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: Carlene Knight's vision was so bad that she couldn't even maneuver around the call center where she works using her cane. But that's changed as a result of volunteering for a landmark medical experiment. Her vision has improved enough for her to make out doorways, navigate hallways, spot objects and even see colors. Knight is one of seven patients with a rare eye disease who volunteered to let doctors modify their DNA by injecting the revolutionary g...
Tags: Tech, Npr, Knight, Leber, Kalberer, Carlene Knight, Michael Kalberer

Google Maps Tracks Global Warming With New 'Fire' Layer, Tree Canopy Tool

Google Maps is getting a few new features to help people better understand our burning planet. Ars Technica reports: The first is a new "fire" layer in the main map view, which will let you view the exact boundaries of a wildfire just as easily as you can look up the current traffic patterns. Google has done fire information before as part of the "crisis response" website, but with climate change making "Fire Season" a yearly occurrence in dry areas like Australia and the Western U.S., wildfires...
Tags: Google, Australia, US, Tech, Ars Technica, Google Maps, National Interagency Fire Center NIFC

Apple’s Senior Director of AI and ML to speak at NVIDIA GTC 2021 conference

NVIDIA on Wednesday announced the next edition of its annual GTC conference, where the company brings together industry professionals to introduce and discuss new technologies. This year, NVIDIA GTC will have Apple’s Senior Director of AI and ML research Samy Bengio as one of the speakers.more…The post Apple’s Senior Director of AI and ML to speak at NVIDIA GTC 2021 conference appeared first on 9to5Mac.from 9to5Mac [Author: [email protected] (Unkn...
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How will crypto win the world? These perspectives will help you understand better

A THREAD on most thought provoking insights on crypto by @balajis: 1/ Crypto is just another asset class = the internet is just another TV channel. It’s more than an asset class because it transforms the custody, trading, issuance, governance, and programmability… …of anything scarce. It’s a new financial system. 2/ Fiat company – paper incorporation – paper contracts – paper payments – paper accounting Crypto company – on-chain incorporation – on-chain smart contracts – on...
Tags: Business, Tech, Bloomberg, Crypto, Fiat, Silicon Valley, Ussr, Btc, Imf, Cbc, Satoshi, NFT, USDC, MVC, Thethreadmill

Umbrella Academy Fan Theories That Could Change The Game In Season 3

Love 'em or leave 'em, fan theories run rampant for twisty, nonlinear, time-wimey series like Netflix's adaptation of "The Umbrella Academy." With the team disrupting the past and returning to an apocalypse-free 2019 at the end of Season 2, anything and everything is on the table for what's changed, what to expect, and how the Umbrella Academy will fit into this new timeline.Fan theories abound, but aside from who survived to the new timeline, who didn't, and who the heck those Sparrows are, the...
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How-to: Power off, force restart iPhone 13, enable recovery mode, DFU mode, etc. [Video]

Last week Apple released four new iPhone models: the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Like all iPhones that Apple sells these days, with the exception of the iPhone SE, feature “edge to edge” displays, and lack a physical Home button. For these modern devices, you’ll utilize the Volume buttons and Side buttons to facilitate force restarts, invoke recovery mode, enter DFU mode, and more. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough for the details.more…The post How-to: Po...
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How to use find and replace in Google Docs to make multiple edits quickly in a document

The Google Docs find and replace tool is available on desktop and mobile Shutterstock You can use find and replace in Google Docs to find a word in a document, to replace a single entry, or to replace every instance of a word or phrase. You can open the find and replace dialog box from the Edit menu in Google Docs. On Android or iOS, find and replace is accessible from the three-dot menu at the top right of the screen. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In additio...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Google Docs, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Find and Replace

New GriftHorse Malware Infects More Than 10 Million Android Phones

Security researchers have found a massive malware operation that has infected more than 10 million Android smartphones across more than 70 countries since at least November 2020 and is making millions of dollars for its operators on a monthly basis. The Record reports: Discovered by mobile security firm Zimperium, the new GriftHorse malware has been distributed via benign-looking apps uploaded on the official Google Play Store and on third-party Android app stores. If users install any of these ...
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George Clooney-Brad Pitt Project Lands at Apple With Jon Watts Directing

Apple Studios has landed the hot movie package starring George Clooney and Brad Pitt with Jon Watts directing that’s been the subject of a feverish bidding war, according to two sources with knowledge of the project. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” director Watts will write, direct and produce with Clooney’s Smokehouse Pictures and Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment producing. […]
Tags: Apple, News, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Pitt, Watts, Clooney, Jon Watts, Smokehouse Pictures, George Clooney Brad Pitt, Apple Studios

‘Skate to where the puck is going’ How Apple plans a chip that stays relevant for years

“We don’t wait,” says Millet, “For someone to come and give us a list of things to do. We are busy in the background, looking for obvious ways that we can enhance and enable the capabilities of the device, but it’s never done in isolation.” He adds: “We didn’t invent the neural engine and wonder how it was going to be used. The concept starts years in advance. We work closely with our software team to make sure it’s all going to be lined up, make sure the camera system, all the APIs are availabl...
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AI Completed Beethoven's Unfinished Tenth Symphony

Ahmed Elgammal, Professor and Director of the Art & AI Lab at Rutgers University, writes via The Conversation: When Ludwig von Beethoven died in 1827, he was three years removed from the completion of his Ninth Symphony, a work heralded by many as his magnum opus. He had started work on his Tenth Symphony but, due to deteriorating health, wasn't able to make much headway: All he left behind were some musical sketches. Ever since then, Beethoven fans and musicologists have puzzled and lamented ov...
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Doctor uses iPhone 13 Pro’s Macro camera to check patients’ eyes

One of the new features of the iPhone 13 Pro is the addition of a new Macro mode for capturing very close-up photos and videos with the camera. While most users have been using the new mode to capture details of nature, Doctor Tommy Korn has discovered that the iPhone 13 Pro’s Macro camera can also be useful for eye treatment.more…The post Doctor uses iPhone 13 Pro’s Macro camera to check patients’ eyes appeared first on 9to5Mac.from 9to5Mac [Author...
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The First Reviews of Rivian's R1T Electric Pickup

Rivian held a three-day press event in Colorado last week where a number of journalists, including TechCrunch's Kirsten Korosec, were able to take the R1T electric truck for a spin. Today, the embargo lifted and we're able to hear about their experience." An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from Korosec's report: On its first try, Rivian produced the Goldilocks of pickup trucks. The Rivian R1T electric truck is neither too big nor small. It handles rock crawling and off-camber trails with ease...
Tags: Colorado, Tech, Quinn Nelson, Rivian, Kirsten Korosec, Korosec, New Electric Pickup Fox News

Apple Treasurer Gary Wipfler reportedly retires after 35 years

Apple Corporate Treasurer Gary Wipfler is now leaving the company, according to sources familiar with the matter. Wipfler, who is 62 years old, worked for Apple for more than 35 years and was responsible for managing the company’s $194 billion in cash.more…The post Apple Treasurer Gary Wipfler reportedly retires after 35 years appeared first on 9to5Mac.from 9to5Mac [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
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Apple AirTag Bug Enables 'Good Samaritan' Attack

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Krebs On Security: The new $30 AirTag tracking device from Apple has a feature that allows anyone who finds one of these tiny location beacons to scan it with a mobile phone and discover its owner's phone number if the AirTag has been set to lost mode. But according to new research, this same feature can be abused to redirect the Good Samaritan to an iCloud phishing page -- or to any other malicious website. The AirTag's "Lost Mode" lets users alert Apple...
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US Attempts To Slow China's Innovation Rate

AltMachine writes: U.S. Commerce Secretary Raimondo wants the U.S. to work with Europe to slow China's innovation rate, while at the same time accusing China of ripping of western intellectual properties. "America is most effective when we work with our allies," Raimondo told CNBC's Kayla Tausche in an exclusive interview. "If we really want to slow down China's rate of innovation, we need to work with Europe. They're ripping off our IP, they are not playing by the rules. It's not a level playin...
Tags: Europe, China, US, America, Tech, Cnbc, Raimondo, U S Commerce, Kayla Tausche, AltMachine, Judge Gang Feng of the Beijing IP Court

Every Danny Boyle Film Ranked From Worst To Best

Since beginning his directorial career in the early '90s, Danny Boyle has become one of the most famous and reliable filmmakers of his generation. Although some of his most successful films have a clear sentimental streak, plucking the heartstrings of the audience like a well-tuned guitar, his work has been surprisingly varied. And what's incredibly striking when looking at Boyle's filmography is that there's not a huge amount of daylight between his worst films and his best films. To be honest,...
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Rolls-Royce Plans To Stop Making Gas-Powered Cars By 2030

Rolls-Royce is the latest automaker to reveal plans to move entirely to electric vehicles within the next decade. Engadget reports: Spectre, Rolls-Royce's first EV, will arrive in the last quarter of 2023. The BMW brand plans to start testing the vehicle soon, according to Reuters. Rolls-Royce teased the EV in some images, but it literally kept the Spectre's design under wraps. Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos said that by 2030, the automaker "will no longer be in the business of producing o...
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Amazon’s indoor camera drone is ready to fly around your house (ars technica)

Amazon unloaded an entire delivery truck's worth of products at a private event today. Here are some of the many, many smart home products that were announced. The Amazon Smart Thermostat: Way cheaper than the competition Amazon's thermostat. [credit: Amazon ] Lookout Nest! Amazon is stepping on Google's turf (and its old thermostat partner, ...
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Cutting methane should be a key Cop26 aim, research suggests

Oil and gas producers could reduce emissions at low cost or even at a profit by staunching leaks, says thinktankSharp cuts in methane from leaking gas drilling platforms and production sites could play a major role in the greenhouse gas emissions reductions necessary to fulfil the Paris climate agreement, and should be a key aim for the Cop26 UN climate talks, new research suggests.Cutting global emissions of methane by 40% by 2030 is achievable, with most cuts possible at low cost or even at a ...
Tags: Technology, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, World news, Oil and gas companies, Paris, Un, Energy Transitions Commission, Cop26: Glasgow climate change conference 2021

Netflix releases games after gaming company acquisition

Netflix has bought video game creator Night School Studio and rolled out five mobile gaming titles in select European markets, the company said on Tuesday, as it looks to diversify revenue sources amid intensifying competition in the streaming space.Night School Studio, the company’s first gaming studio purchase, is best known for its debut game, “Oxenfree”, a supernatural teen thriller with an eerie soundtrack.The studio’s games, which are available on Sony’s PlayStation, Microsoft’s Xbox, Nint...
Tags: Microsoft, Disney, Tech, Spain, Netflix, Sony, ARY News, Italy Poland, Sci-tech, Night School Studio, HBO Max

Google Lens is getting Chrome integration to help you find out-of-stock products

Google wants to let Lens be your helpful shopping buddy by giving it Chrome search integration.
Tags: Chrome, Google, Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Computing, Lens, Google Lens

Users complain about Siri no longer being able to send emails or check call history

Apple announced a major upgrade to Siri this year with iOS 15, which is now able to process on-device requests without an internet connection. However, it seems that Apple’s virtual assistant has also lost some functionality, as users have been complaining about Siri no longer being able to send emails or check call history.more…The post Users complain about Siri no longer being able to send emails or check call history appeared first on 9to5Mac.from 9to5Mac https://ift.t...
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Google Lens coming to Chrome and will soon be integrated into the Google app browser on iOS

In addition to the big MUM upgrade that lets you ask questions, Google Lens is getting more prominent on iOS and in desktop Chrome...
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Salesforce Functional Testing Tips & Tricks

Salesforce is the largest Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tool in the world. Over the years, it has evolved into a beast that can do everything your Sales & Marketing teams need it to do (and more!). Its size means it’s a great addition to your company but also makes it tricky to test.  In this article, we will give you some actionable Salesforce functional testing tips. We hope to make your life testing different functional aspects of Salesforce as painless as possible from day one.  ...
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Chromebook Demand is Plummeting as the Pandemic Eases

A global deceleration of laptop sales is being linked in a new report from market research firm Trendforce to increasing vaccination rates and a corresponding decrease in remote work and remote learning. From a report: According to the findings, demand for Chromebooks slid by over 50 percent during one month since July. And notebook shipments for the remainder of the year are expected to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the shifting demand from businesses. Trendforce said that interest f...
Tags: Japan, US, Samsung, Tech, Chromebooks, North America Europe, TrendForce, Chromebooks Trendforce

The 10 Apple TV Shows That Justify A Subscription

With multiple Emmy Award wins for "Ted Lasso" and the launch of prestige titles like "Foundation," Apple TV+ has been gaining momentum, becoming more of a must-have for viewers in the streaming age. Unlike the big guns — Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ — Apple TV+ isn't a service that gives you access to an extensive library of old movie titles. It relies more on new and original content.As a result, it has had to up its acquisition game. We already put together a list of 10 Apple TV+ m...
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Kingston DataTraveler Max review: a small, high-speed 1TB USB-C flash drive

Storage devices are getting smaller and higher-capacity each year, and nothing demonstrates that more than Kingston’s DataTraveler Max line of USB-C flash drives. The drives are available in 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities, with impressively fast speeds to match, rated at 1,000MB/s read speeds and 900MB/s write speeds. These drives certainly have what it takes on paper, but what about in the real world?more…The post Kingston DataTraveler Max review: a small, high-speed 1TB USB-C flash drive ap...
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Recent Siri Changes Remove Call, Email, and Voicemail Features Used by Low Vision and Blind Users

With the recent release of iOS 15, Apple appears to have made some changes to Siri functionality that have removed features relied on by low vision and blind iPhone users. Several ‌Siri‌ commands that provide details on phone calls, voicemails, and sending emails no longer appear to be working. The following commands used to be functional, but have recently been removed. Do I have any voicemails? Play my voicemail messages Check my call history Check my recent calls Who calle...
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