White House Weighs Wide-Ranging Push For Crypto Oversight

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: The Biden administration is weighing an executive order on cryptocurrencies as part of an effort to set up a government-wide approach to the white-hot asset class, according to people familiar with the matter. The proposed directive would charge federal agencies to study and offer recommendations on relevant areas of crypto -- touching on financial regulation, economic innovation and national security. The initiative will also aim to coordinate...
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Neuroscientists Roll Out First Comprehensive Atlas of Brain Cells

A slew of 17 studies reveals the first comprehensive list of all cell types in the primary motor complex, offering "a starting point for tracing cellular networks to understand how they control our body and mind and how they are disrupted in mental and physical disorders," reports ScienceDaily. From the report: The 17 studies, appearing online Oct. 6 in the journal Nature, are the result of five years of work by a huge consortium of researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health's Br...
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136 Countries Agree To Minimum Corporate Tax Rate

A group of 136 countries have agreed to a global treaty that would tax large multinationals at a minimum rate of 15% and require companies to pay taxes in the countries where they do business. CNN reports: Estonia, Hungary and -- most notably -- Ireland joined the agreement Thursday. It is now supported by all nations in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the G20. The countries that signed on to the international treaty represent more than 90% of global GDP. Four count...
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Apple asks court to delay changes to the App Store until appeals conclude in Fortnite trial

Apple is asking a court to put on hold its injunction that would allow iPhone developers to direct users away from the company's App Store for online payments.
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Xbox's Cloud Streaming Upgrade Means You Might Not Need A Series X

Speaking to The Verge, representatives for Microsoft confirmed that Xbox cloud gaming now runs entirely on Xbox Series X hardware, wrapping up a backend upgrade that quietly kicked off over the summer. Kotaku reports: So, what's that mean? For one, the Xbox Series X can output games in 4K resolution. Though cloud gaming currently streams games at 60 frames per second, the service only outputs games at a resolution of 1080p. Moving the whole operation to an Xbox Series X framework could theoretic...
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Apple Files Appeal in Epic Games Lawsuit, Asks to Delay App Store Changes

Apple has opted to appeal the ruling meted out by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in the Epic Games vs. Apple lawsuit back in September, and today filed a notice of appeal with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The Cupertino company is planning to appeal the ruling that would require it to change its App Store rules to allow developers to add in-app links to outside websites, which would pave the way for alternate payment options that do not require develo...
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The Rise of the Robo-Voices

The next time you see a movie or TV show that was dubbed from a foreign language, the voices you hear may not belong to actors who rerecorded dialogue in a sound booth. In fact, they may not belong to actors at all. From a report: Highly sophisticated digital voice manufacturing is coming, and entertainment executives say it could bring a revolution in sound as industry-changing as computer graphics were for visuals. New companies are using artificial intelligence to create humanlike voices from...
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Apple is appealing the Epic Games ruling it originally called a ‘resounding victory’

We don’t yet know if the court will grant it.
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Apple Appeals App Store Ruling in Fight With Epic Games

At the heart of the legal battle is the power Apple wields over its lucrative App Store.
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Apple files appeal in Epic Games case, potentially delaying App Store changes for years

Apple says it may be able to make changes to its App Store policy and engage in discussions with the judge, eliminating the need for an...
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California Extends Tax On Phones To Fund High-Speed Internet

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Californians could have higher cellphone bills after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two laws on Friday aimed at giving the state more money to build high-speed internet connections in unserved areas. California is one of 41 states that collect a tax on phone bills and uses the money to build high-speed internet connections. The laws Newsom signed Friday make sure the state will keep collecting that tax — and collect more of it. The laws don’t increase the tax, but it extends ...
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16 luxury buying and selling trends you can’t ignore

The way we live, work and play has significantly changed over the past year or so, and these shifts will continue to drive luxury consumer behavior as far as how and where they choose to live. Here are a few trends you need to be ready for.
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iPhone Apps No Better For Privacy Than Android, Oxford Study Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Tom's Guide: A new survey has reached a startling conclusion: iPhone apps tend to violate your privacy just as often as Android apps do. "Overall, we find that neither platform is clearly better than the other for privacy across the dimensions we studied," say the academic paper entitled "Are iPhones Really Better for Privacy?" and presented by researchers from the University of Oxford. "While it has been argued that the choice of smartphone architecture ...
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Mathematicians Prove Melting Ice Stays Smooth

After decades of effort, mathematicians now have a complete understanding of the complicated equations that model the motion of free boundaries, like the one between ice and water. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp experienced a second outage in less than a week

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Facebook said some users were experiencing issues with its suite of apps on Friday. "We apologize for any inconvenience," the company said in a tweet. Facebook, Instagram, and other apps went down four days ago on Monday, October 4. Facebook suite of apps went down again on Friday, their second outage in the last week.The company acknowledged the outage and apologized to people experiencing issues after users reported being unable to access its apps, including...
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Skyrim’s Stones Of Barenziah: Is The Reward Worth It

Finding the Stones of Barenziah is perhaps one of the most notorious quests in all of Skyrim, as players are required to scour the whole of the game's expansive map looking for the pieces of Barenziah's Crown. Many players may not even bother putting forth the effort, as it's notably difficult to locate the easily missable, unmarked items required. As a result, few ever receive the reward the quest offers. However, is the Stones of Barenziah reward even worth it in the first place?The que...
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Venom: Let There Be Carnage - Which Character Are You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign?

Picking up where Venom left off, Venom: Let There Be Carnage faces the wide-eyed symbiote with his greatest enemy: Carnage. First, though, Venom will have to come to terms with both his host body and his own place in the world. Venom: Let There Be Carnage spends most of its time on the dynamic between Eddie Brock and Venom. However, there is still a wide array of both returning and new characters who can each be assigned one of the 12 signs on the astrological chart. 12 Aries - Cletus Kas...
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BrewDog Exposes Data of 200,000 Customers and Shareholders

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechRadar: BrewDog, one of the world's largest craft beer brewers, has exposed personally identifiable information (PII) belonging to more than 200,000 of its shareholders and customers, according to cybersecurity researchers. Cybersecurity consulting firm PenTest Partners discovered that a flaw in the official BrewDog app, which persisted for more than 18 months, made it easy for anyone to access the PII of other users. In its detailed report, PenTest Pa...
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Netflix's Maid: The 10 Best Characters

Debuting on September 28, 2021, the Netflix original drama series Maid has become one of the platform's most popular new titles. Based on the Stephanie Land memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive, much of the appeal comes from protagonist Alex (Margaret Qualley), a woman who leaves her abusive husband with her young daughter in tow and begins life as a domestic worker.While Alex is the primary player, it's her close friends, casual acquaintances, and complicated family...
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Leading Lawmaker To Space Force: Stop Talking About Uniforms, Tell Me About Tech

'We’ve got to be tougher, faster, bolder,' said Rep. Jim Cooper. 'And I'm really not seeing that like I would like to see.'
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Apple plans to expand its footprint by more than 550,000 square feet in Los Angeles for TV shows and movies, as big streamers gobble up more production space

Once the expansion is completed, Apple's 550,000+ square foot facility will serve as a headquarters for Apple teams across the region. Apple Apple's proposed expansion of 550,000 square feet is larger than expected by real estate observers. It will help grow its Culver City workforce, especially in operations with streamer Apple TV+. It marks a significant move in the streaming wars, though development is in the early stages. Apple is doubling its office size in Culver City, Califo...
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Codifying humanity: Why robots should fear death as much as we do

Welcome to “Codifying Humanity.” A new Neural series that analyzes the machine learning world’s attempts at creating human-level AI. Read the first article: Can humor be reduced to an algorithm? World-renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts that AI will be “a billion times more capable” than biological intelligence within the next 20-30 years. Kurzweil’s predicted the advent of over 100 technology advances with a greater than 85% success rate. But, given the current state of cutting-edge artific...
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Indie Film Distributor Magnolia Pictures Is Apparently For Sale

The next big media merger in Hollywood may have emerged. In recent years, and this is something that has really been ramping up in the streaming era, media companies have been looking to scoop up content libraries to bolster offerings. The business, as it exists, is obsessed with IP and potential franchises. That has created something of a seller's market. To that point, Magnolia Pictures is reportedly looking to cash in.As first reported by The New York Times, the film distributor has hired an ...
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Facebook and Instagram say issues now fixed after second outage in a week

Facebook apologises to users struggling to access picture feeds and send messagesFacebook has said that issues that blocked access to its apps and services for some users have been fixed.The problems, which lasted around two hours on Friday, came days after the social media giant suffered a six-hour outage triggered by an error during routine maintenance on its network of data centres. Continue reading...
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Elon Musk's SpaceX Hits $100 Billion Valuation

The valuation of Elon Musk's SpaceX crossed $100 billion following a share sale by existing investors announced this week. CNBC reports: SpaceX has an agreement with new and existing investors to sell up to $755 million in stock from insiders at $560 a share, according to multiple people familiar with the deal -- increasing the company's valuation to $100.3 billion. The company did not raise new capital at this time, sources said, with the purchase offer representing a secondary sale of existing...
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'Old,' the latest thriller from M. Night Shyamalan, is now available to stream at home - here's where to watch it

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Gael García Bernal in "Old." Universal Director M. Night Shyamalan's "Old" is now available to stream at home. "Old" is about a group of people who are trapped on a beach that causes rapid aging. You can buy the movie through VOD retailers like Prime Video, Vudu, and Apple TV for $20. Digital Purchase (small) "Old" is now available to buy through video-on-demand (VOD) retailers. Though other 2021 ...
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The 10 Best Modern Animated Superhero Shows, Ranked By IMDb

There's no question that there are more superhero movies and television shows available today than at any other point in history. While a lot of praise has gone to live-action projects like Loki and The Boys or movies like The Suicide Squad 2 and basically the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, animated films and TV shows are just as good. RELATED: 5 Best Animated Superhero Movies (& 5 Worst), According To IMDb Some viewers may not take them seriously because they're cartoons but all someone has ...
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Zack Snyder's Justice League Trilogy: 10 Most Wholesome Moments

Family and an attitude of volunteer heroism are major themes in Zack Snyder's three DCEU movies — Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League — lending themselves to moments in which the action moves to the wayside and wholesome feelings are allowed to breathe. This gives the characters a chance to show their softer, more vulnerable sides. RELATED: 8 Best Concept Artists of Zack Snyder's Justice League Trilogy Whether these moments show loved ones interacting with each o...
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How to unsend an email in Gmail on a computer or mobile device, and change how long you're able to unsend messages

Gmail's desktop site and mobile app allow you to unsend email. Shutterstock You can unsend an email in Gmail on a computer or mobile device with Google's Undo feature. On a computer, messages can be recalled up to 30 seconds after sending; on the mobile app, you have up to five seconds. You can change your desktop settings in Gmail to unsend messages within five, 10, 20, or 30 seconds after sending them. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Whether you'...
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