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Germany Unveils World's First Commercial Plant For Making Synthetic Kerosene

German officials on Monday unveiled what they said is the world's first commercial plant for making synthetic kerosene, touted as a climate-friendly fuel of the future. The Associated Press reports: The facility in Werlte, near Germany's northwestern border with the Netherlands, will use water and electricity from four nearby wind farms to produce hydrogen. In a century-old process, the hydrogen is combined with carbon dioxide to make crude oil, which can then be refined into jet fuel. Burning t...
Tags: Germany, Tech, European Union, Netherlands, Associated Press, IATA, International Air Transport Association, Atmosfair, Werlte, Lufthansa However Atmosfair, Dietrich Brockhagen, Atsmofair, Ueckerdt


Facebook whistleblower to take her story before the US Senate

Frances Haugen, who came forward accusing the company of putting profit over safety, will testify in Washington on TuesdayA former Facebook employee who has accused the company of putting profit over safety will take her damning accusations to Washington on Tuesday when she testifies to US senators.Frances Haugen, 37, came forward on Sunday as the whistleblower behind a series of damaging reports in the Wall Street Journal that have heaped further political pressure on the tech giant. Haugen tol...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Washington, US, Social Media, US news, US politics, US Senate, Wall Street Journal, Haugen, Frances Haugen


A Surgically Implanted Brain Stimulation Device Could Help Treat Severe Depression

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Sarah was the patient in a proof-of-concept trial of a new approach to treating severe, treatment-resistant depression, published today in the journal Nature Medicine. The findings open up another possible strategy for helping people with the disorder. The study only involved Sarah, and it's still not clear how well it might work in other people. The lessons from the trial, though, helped the researchers understand more about the nature of depr...
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Apple Agrees to Pay $95 Million to Settle Lawsuit Claiming Refurbished Devices Aren't 'Equivalent to New'

Apple on Friday reached a $95 million settlement that, pending court approval, will resolve a class action lawsuit that accused the company of violating the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act and other U.S. laws by providing customers with refurbished replacement devices, according to court documents accessed by MacRumors. Apple's Repair Terms and Conditions for the U.S. state that, when servicing a customer's product, the company "may use parts or products that are new or refurbished and equivalent ...
Tags: Apple, Lawsuit, Apple Inc, Maldonado, MacRumors Apple, Apple refurbished products


UK Plans To Invest 5 Billion Pounds In Retaliatory Cyberattacks

The United Kingdom has revealed plans to invest 5 billion pounds ($6.8 billion) in bolstering national cybersecurity that includes creating a "Cyber Force" unit to perform retaliatory attacks. BleepingComputer reports: As the UK's Secretary of State for Defense Ben Wallace points out in an interview with The Telegraph, Britain isn't just looking to strengthen its stance against threats, but also to build up its capacity to launch retaliatory assaults. The UK's goal is to strike back on 'tier one...
Tags: UK, North Korea, Tech, Britain, United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, Conservative Party, Ben Wallace, Wallace, Ministry of Defense, Russia China, BleepingComputer, Manchester Read, Cyber Force, National Cyber Force, Telegraph Britain


Bug Puts $162 Million Up For Grabs, Says Founder of DeFi Platform Compound

We thought the carnage was over for popular decentralized finance, or DeFi, staking protocol Compound, but as it turns out, millions more than we thought are at risk. About $162 million is up for grabs after an upgrade gone very wrong, according to Robert Leshner, founder of Compound Labs. CNBC reports: At first, the Compound chief tweeted Friday that there was a cap to how many comp tokens could be accidentally distributed, noting that âoethe impact is bounded, at worst, 280,000 comp tokens,â o...
Tags: Tech, Gupta, Robert Leshner, Leshner, DeFi Platform Compound, Compound Labs CNBC


Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp working again after global outage took down platforms

Users in UK, US, Australia and other countries found services inaccessible, prompting company apologyFacebook outage – follow live updatesFacebook experienced one of the worst outages in its history on Monday, leaving users around the world unable to access its platforms, including Instagram and WhatsApp, for several hours.By late on Monday, the services were slowly coming back online, with the company apologizing for the extended disruption. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, UK News, World news, US news, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram, UK US Australia


Google Search drops support for Internet Explorer from today

Internet Explorer has been dying a slow death for a few years now, but the final nail in the coffin may be coming from Google instead of Microsoft. According to Malte Ubl, a software engineer at Google, the Search giant is dropping support for Google Search for Internet Explorer from today. Google ending support for Internet Explorer is significant for two reasons. [Via]
Tags: Google, Business, News, Microsoft, MALTE, Google Search for Internet Explorer


Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram back online for many users after global outage took down platforms for hours – as it happened

The company and its network of services were hit by an outage in several countries, affecting millions of peopleFull report: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by global outageFacebook’s executives, including Mark Zuckerberg have repeatedly told US lawmakers that they welcome government regulation. Facing scrutiny for their internal policy decisions, they have asked politicians to draw the line on harmful content. But in her prepared Senate testimony, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen plan...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Instagram, Senate, US, Social Media, World news, US news, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram, Frances Haugen


Apple plans recycled and renewable materials push

In California, Apple has announced environmental targets including its intention to eliminate mining and use recycled and renewable materials in its products.   The announcement follows a comprehensive evaluation of its supply chain, which includes 45 elements and raw materials. Based on impact profiles, Apple is prioritizing efforts to move these materials to a circular model. Fourteen materials that make up 90% of its products by mass, will be the first to be addressed, with the focus be on s...
Tags: Apple, California, Chemicals & Materials


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Completion routines related to Google ChromeChanges for 0.002 - 2021-05-09No functional changes. [doc] Add Rinci summary to function. [Author: PERLANCAR]
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Mephisto Hints Which Future is Marvel's Actual Sacred Timeline

WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Amazing Spider-Man #74As one of the greatest sources of evil in the Marvel Comics universe, the demon Mephisto has access to all sorts of secrets the likes of which would bring other characters to their knees – including the truth about the Marvel Universe’s real Sacred Timeline and what it means for his fascination with Spider-Man. Alternate futures are ever-present in comics, but the Marvel Universe’s one true future has always remained nebulous. Now, readers may h...
Tags: Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Thor, Marvel Comics, Spider Man, Peter, Spencer, Loki, Brian Michael Bendis, Mary Jane, Peter Parker, Mephisto, Marvel Universe, Time Variance Authority, Nick Spencer Mark Bagley


Tabletop RPGs That Are Easy To Play Through Text Messages

Online roleplaying has surged in popularity over the past year and a half, with some tabletop gamers using virtual tabletop sites like Roll20 to play classic RPGs like Dungeons & Dragons. However, others have started participating in narrative "Play By Post" RPGs on forums and chat clients like Discord. The RPG systems below are particularly good choices for players who want to participate in a roleplaying game session through written text messages and narrative vignettes.The big advantage of t...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Earth, Alice, Silent Falls, Alice Briarwood


How to Fight a Mock Battle in The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War

Fighting battles are a major part of The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, but, oddly enough, so are mock battles. Why would anyone want to fight mock battles when there are so many real battles to be fought? Mock battles don’t allow players to conquer more territory in The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War, which is crucial in this geostrategic seasonal wargame.Mock battles serve a very specific function within The Lord of the Rings: Rise to War. Just like in real life, armies can engage in mock ba...
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Hellraiser: The 5 Best & 5 Worst Cenobites In The Whole Franchise

The Hellraiser series introduced a new type of monster to the horror movie genre, but they were far from stereotypical. These creatures embodied the most twisted elements of pleasure and pain. Behind-the-scenes Hellraiser facts reveal a nightmarish collage of sadomasochism, artistic expression, and even a code of honor that reflected on their reputation. RELATED: The Real Life Inspirations Behind 11 Horror Movie Icons The Cenobites are among the most interesting movie monsters ever created, with...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Best, Leviathan, Hellraiser, Michael Bradley, Mark, Angelique, Lemarchand, Dreamer, Siamese Twins, Channard, Dreamer Hellraiser III Terri, J P Monroe, Pinhead Terri, Philip Channard


Ukrainian Cops Cuff Two Over $150 Million Ransomware Gang Allegations, Seize $1.3 Million In Cryptocurrency

Ukrainian police have reportedly arrested two members of a ransomware gang -- and while some have fingered REvil, no firm details have been published by cops from multiple countries. The Register reports: A round of speculation was triggered when inter-EU law enforcement body Europol declared this morning that Ukrainian fuzz had arrested "two prolific ransomware operators known for their extortionate demands," claimed to be up to [$81.3 million]. One of the two suspects arrested on September 28,...
Tags: Europe, France, US, Tech, Eu, Ukraine, North America, Europol, Interpol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Gendarmerie, Kaseya


Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram back online for many users after global outage took down platforms for hours – live

The company and its network of services were hit by an outage in several countries, affecting millions of peopleFull report: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by global outageFacebook’s executives, including Mark Zuckerberg have repeatedly told US lawmakers that they welcome government regulation. Facing scrutiny for their internal policy decisions, they have asked politicians to draw the line on harmful content. But in her prepared Senate testimony, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen plan...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, Instagram, Senate, US, Social Media, World news, US news, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram, Frances Haugen


Call Center-Pranking 'Scambaiters' Amass Millions of Fans on Social Media (slashdot)

The Guardian reports on "a new breed of scambaiters...taking over TikTok and YouTube." And one of them has more than 1.5 million followers across both video platforms. "Three to four days a week, for one or two hours at a time, Rosie Okumura, 35, telephones thieves and messes with their minds," reports the Guardian: For the past two years, the LA-based voice actor has run a sort of reverse call centre, deliberately ringing the people most of us hang up on — scammers who pose as tax agencies o...
Tags: Apple, Kim Kardashian, News, Youtube, La, Social Media, Siri, Batman, Britney Spears, Laos, Browning, Okumura, EditorDavid, Jim Browning, Rosie Okumura


Facebook goes down, taking Instagram and WhatsApp with it – follow live

The company and its network of services were hit by an outage in several countries, affecting millions of peopleFull report: Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by global outageA six-hour global outage of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp was caused by a problem with the company’s domain name system, multiple news outlets reported. A ‘cascade’ of costly outages around the world Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, World news, US news, Whatsapp, Facebook Instagram


Researcher Refuses Telegram's Bounty Award, Discloses Auto-Delete Bug

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Telegram patched another image self-destruction bug in its app earlier this year. This flaw was a different issue from the one reported in 2019. But the researcher who reported the bug isn't pleased with Telegram's months-long turnaround time -- and an offered $1,159 bounty award in exchange for his silence. In February 2021, Telegram introduced a set of such auto-deletion features in its 2.6 release: Set messages to auto-delete for everyone...
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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus Have Been Suffering Global Outage For More Than 3 Hours Now [Update]

Facebook -- and all the major services that Facebook owns -- are down today. ArsTechnica: We first noticed the problem at about 11:30 am Eastern time, when some Facebook links stopped working. Investigating a bit further showed major DNS failures at Facebook: "Google anycast DNS returns SERVFAIL for Facebook queries; querying http://a.ns.facebook.com directly times out." The problem goes deeper than Facebook's obvious DNS failures, though. Facebook-owned Instagram was also down, and its DNS se...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Tech, Inside Facebook, Instagram WhatsApp, Facebook Instagram WhatsApp, Bloomberg Zuckerberg, Dane Knecht


10 Movies And Shows To Watch After You Finish Squid Game

So, you've finished watching Netflix's "Squid Game" and now you need more. While season two might be on the way sometime soon, we've compiled a list of some of the best dystopian death game movies and tv shows for you to watch in the meantime. Hwang Dong-hyuk's Korean survival series "Squid Game" is a runaway hit for Netflix, and it's not hard to see why. The real world is looking a little dystopian lately, but fiction that takes dystopian scenarios to horrifying, murderous conclusions always ha...
Tags: Google, Japan, Hbo, Television, Movies, Suzanne Collins, Netflix, Tokyo, South America, Tbs, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Takashi Miike, Katniss, James Gunn, Hulu, Snowpiercer


How To Choose The Jeans That Fit You Best

There is no such thing as a bad shape, but there are bad jeans!—Your days of claiming “I have nothing to wear” are over. With the appropriate pair of jeans customized to your body type, there are many types of jeans; all you have to do is choose the most appropriate ones for yourself. We all know what a fantastic pair of jeans look like, but finding the right pair may be difficult at times, especially with so many options. However, someone has designed the perfect model of jogg jeans fo...
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10 Best Slasher Movie Costumes Of All Time, Ranked | ScreenRant

When creating an iconic horror villain who always seems to cheat death, one of the biggest things to consider is how they will look. A classic horror villain needs the right look to be intimidating and strike fear into the hearts of their victims. A mask and a sharp knife are good, but sometimes the situation calls for something more. RELATED: 10 Most Underrated Slasher Movies Horror characters have made several freaky fashion statements over the decades, making fans rip these looks right off th...
Tags: Entertainment, Tim Curry, Tech, Norman, Alfred Hitchcock, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jason, Clive Barker, Michael, Lon Chaney, Freddy, Candyman, Crystal Lake, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, Norm Lewis


Squid Game Season 2 Update Teased By Netflix | Screen Rant

Netflix has released an update on the status of Squid Game season 2, commenting on the chances and timeline for the smash-hit Korean series getting a second chapter. While Netflix has had significant international success in the past with non-English shows like Lupin and Money Heist, nothing has compared to Squid Game, which is set to become the streamer’s biggest series ever. That level of success would seem to demand a Squid Game season 2, but will it happen?The end of Squid Game season 1 cer...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Global TV, Hwang, Money Heist, Hwang Dong, Bajaria, Bela Bajaria Netflix


10 Best Slasher Movie Costumes Of All Time, Ranked

When creating an iconic horror villain who always seems to cheat death, one of the biggest things to consider is how they will look. A classic horror villain needs the right look to be intimidating and strike fear into the hearts of their victims. A mask and a sharp knife are good, but sometimes the situation calls for something more.Horror characters have made several freaky fashion statements over the decades, making fans rip these looks right off the silver screen every Halloween. From the st...
Tags: Entertainment, Tim Curry, Tech, Norman, Alfred Hitchcock, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jason, Clive Barker, Michael, Lon Chaney, Freddy, Candyman, Crystal Lake, Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, Norm Lewis


5 DCEU Characters Who Would Make Great Roommates (& 5 Who Would Be The Worst)

Though the DC Extended Universe tends to be full of characters secluded and depressed vigilantes, there are actually a surprising amount who do have a fun streak. When it comes to living with any one of them, there'd be some surprising outcomes. RELATED: Batman V Superman Reimagined As 10 Other DC Movies Between psychotic but entertaining anti-heroes, sarcastic sidekicks, and heroes who have fun with their superpowers, there are loads of DC characters who would be fun to live with. But there are...
Tags: Entertainment, Superman, Tech, Earth, Gotham, Diana, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Harley Quinn, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Dc, Warner Bros, Batman V Superman, Curry, Shazam


Squid Game Season 2 Update Teased By Netflix

Netflix has released an update on the status of Squid Game season 2, commenting on the chances and timeline for the smash-hit Korean series getting a second chapter. While Netflix has had significant international success in the past with non-English shows like Lupin and Money Heist, nothing has compared to Squid Game, which is set to become the streamer’s biggest series ever. That level of success would seem to demand a Squid Game season 2, but will it happen? The end of Squid Game season 1 c...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Global TV, Hwang, Money Heist, Hwang Dong, Bajaria, Squid Game, Bela Bajaria Netflix


Big Brother: The Most Iconic Moment Of The 10 Best Winners

Every winner of Big Brother has had to make big moves in order to come out on top. Indeed, most, if not all of the winners had to accomplish some type of feat to be in the final two, even if it was just winning the last competitions that helped get them there. RELATED: The First 10 Winners Of Big Brother & Their Most Iconic Scenes  When it comes to the 10 best winners of Big Brother, they have had some memorable moments in the game. Some of these moves actually helped them become the winner whil...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Big Brother, Will, Steve, Andy, Elissa, Janelle, Mike, PAUL, Dan, Ian, Nicole, Xavier, Rachel, Matt


Apple TV+ Sets First Original Peanuts Holiday Special For Auld Lang Syne

Apple TV+ has set its first original Peanuts holiday special titled For Auld Lang Syne, coming from the platform’s partnership with WildBrain, according to Deadline. The special will debut on the streamer on December 10. RELATED: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Dramedy Mr. Corman Canceled at Apple TV+ “In For Auld Lang Syne, after the Peanuts gang experience a disappointing Christmas because Grandma can’t visit, Lucy resolves to throw herself the best New Year’s Eve party ever, while Charlie Brown strugg...
Tags: Apple, Family, TV, Movies, Apple TV, TV News, Streaming, Charles, Charlie Brown, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Lucy, Auld Lang Syne, Charles M Schulz, Scott Montgomery, ComingSoon, Corman



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