Is Nuclear Energy Green Energy? 10 EU Countries Call On Brussels To Add It To the List

"A group of ten EU countries, led by France, have asked the European Commission to recognize nuclear power as a low-carbon energy source that should be part of the bloc's decades-long transition towards climate neutrality," reports EuroNews. While greenhouse gas emissions from nuclear plants are "comparable" to those released by hydropower and wind, critics argue that the resulting radioactive waste is harmful to human health and the environment. "Despite the urgency to combat climate change, me...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Tech, Eu, Spain, European Union, Paris, Commission, European Commission, Romania, Brussels, Greenpeace, Chernobyl, Eastern, International Energy Agency IEA

Apple Releases Urgent iPhone and iPad Updates to Patch New Zero-Day Vulnerability

Apple on Monday released a security update for iOS and iPad to address a critical vulnerability that it says is being exploited in the wild, making it the 17th zero-day flaw the company has addressed in its products since the start of the year.' The weakness, assigned the identifier CVE-2021-30883, concerns a memory corruption issue in the "IOMobileFrameBuffer" component that could allow an [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
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China's Noisy 'Dancing Grannies' Silenced By Device That Disables Speakers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Across China's public parks and squares, in the early hours of the morning or late in the afternoon, the grannies gather. The gangs, made up mostly of middle-aged and older women who went through the Cultural Revolution, take to a corner of a local park or sporting ground and dance in unison to Chinese music. Loud music. The tradition has led to alarming standoffs, with the blaring music frequently blamed for disturbing the peace in often hi...
Tags: China, Tech, Square, South China Morning Post, Taobao China

Credit-Card Firms Are Becoming Reluctant Regulators of the Web

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Economist: Who should police the internet? For some time now the question has tied companies, regulators and campaigners in knots. Social networks spend billions moderating content posted on their platforms, but are still criticized either for not removing enough toxic material or for stifling free speech. They are not the only ones to grapple with the problem. Banks and credit-card companies too are finding themselves playing a bigger role in what is...
Tags: China, Nazis, Tech, Pornhub, Mastercard, Visa, Lisa Ellis, Laila Mickelwait, Richard Haythornthwaite, Charlottesville Virginia Mastercard, Ms Ellis, Jonathan Cross of Herbert Smith Freehills

Germany Unveils First Self-Driving Train

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and industrial group Siemens on Monday unveiled the world's first automated, driverless train in the city of Hamburg, billing it as more punctual and energy efficient than traditional trains. TechExplore reports: Four such trains will join the northern city's S-Bahn rapid urban rail network and start carrying passengers from December, using the existing rail infrastructure. Other cities like Paris have driverless metros while airports often have automated monor...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Paris, Siemens, Hamburg, Bahn, Deutsche Bahn

Google's Fuchsia Is Expanding To 'Additional Smart Devices and Other Form Factors'

According to new job listings, Google is looking to expand the Fuchsia operating system from its current home on the Nest Hub to âoeadditional smart devices and other form factors." 9to5Google reports: The first listing, for "Staff Software Engineer, Fuchsia Devices," celebrates Fuchsia's recent milestone and points clearly to Google wanting Fuchsia to run on more "real world products" than just smart displays: "In 2021 we shipped Fuchsia to millions of Google smart displays, now it's time to ex...
Tags: Google, Tech, Chromecast, Max, Fuchsia, Nest Hub Max, Fuchsia Devices, Fuchsia Devices Smart Products

It can take years for Google Maps to update certain features - here's how they get the data to update Street View, traffic, and more

Updating Google Maps takes a massive amount of data. Alyssa Powell/Insider Google Maps makes small updates every day, but Street View and other real-life maps might only update every few years. Some Google Maps features, like traffic and directions, can update in real-time. How often Google Maps updates in your city depends on how many people live near you. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. From live traffic reports to high-quality satellite images, Google Maps h...
Tags: Google, London, New York City, US, Trends, Traffic, United States, Maine, Manhattan, Satellite Images, Waze, Google Maps, Navigation, Brooklyn Bridge, Street View, Google Business

LibreOffice, OpenOffice Bug Allows Hackers To Spoof Signed Docs

LibreOffice and OpenOffice have pushed updates to address a vulnerability that makes it possible for an attacker to manipulate documents to appear as signed by a trusted source. Although the severity of the flaw is classified as moderate, the implications could be dire. BleepingComputer reports: The discovery of the flaw, which is tracked as CVE-2021-41832 for OpenOffice, was the work of four researchers at the Ruhr University Bochum. The same flaw impacts LibreOffice, which is a fork of OpenOff...
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Florida Judge Rules Section 230 Bars Defamation Claim Against the Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation wins Florida defamation case; intermediary protections effectively protect Wikipedia article. From a story: On September 15th, in a victory for the Wikimedia movement and for all user-driven projects online, a Florida judge dismissed claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, and infliction of emotional distress against the Wikimedia Foundation. The judge found that Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act immunizes the Wikimedia Foundation from liability for third-...
Tags: Florida, New York, Wikipedia, Tech, Wikimedia, Foundation, Wikimedia Foundation, Nathaniel White

China Has Won AI Battle With US, Pentagon's Ex-software Chief Says

China has won the artificial intelligence battle with the United States and is heading towards global dominance because of its technological advances, the Pentagon's former software chief told the Financial Times. From a report: China, the world's second largest economy, is likely to dominate many of the key emerging technologies, particularly artificial intelligence, synthetic biology and genetics within a decade or so, according to Western intelligence assessments. Nicolas Chaillan, the Pentag...
Tags: China, Tech, United States, Pentagon, US Pentagon, Nicolas Chaillan, Financial Times From

44 thoughtful gift card gifts they will actually appreciate

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Flickr Creative Commons/Lani Elderts Gift cards are ideal when you're down to the wire or you're at wit's end over what to gift someone. To make things even easier, we've rounded up 43 digital gift cards that can be delivered by email. Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Gift cards are alwa...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Nordstrom, New York, New York City, Disney, Trends, Nike, Adidas, Features, Gifts, Chicago, Netflix, Delta, Patagonia

Small Business Battles Cyber Threats with AI

Cybercriminals increasingly employ sophisticated tactics in their online disruptions, costing organizations $2.9 million every single minute. Research from RiskIQ also found that major businesses lose an average of $25 per minute because of data breaches alone. According to IBM, it takes 280 days to discover and contain the average cyber-attack, which costs an average of $3.86 million. Nefarious characters behind a keyboard are not the only source of threats complicating cyber security efforts....
Tags: Google, Verizon, Business, Fcc, Uncategorized, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Artificial Intelligence, Federal Communications Commission, Ibm, Ai, Cyber Attacks, Social Security Administration, Department Of Homeland Security, Greenwood, U S Department of Homeland Security

Nintendo Throws Rare Bone To Modern EU Gamers Via N64 60 Hz Toggle

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: On Monday, Nintendo of Europe announced a very region-specific -- and era-specific -- tweak for its upcoming collection of N64 games on Switch: an option to switch between the video standards PAL and NTSC. While the announcement may sound ho-hum to outsiders, anyone in Europe with a vested interest in classic gaming will appreciate what the toggle affords. The issue boils down to differences between NTSC and PAL, the leading video broadcast ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, America, Tech, Eu, Ars Technica, Nintendo, PAL, NTSC, Nintendo Switch Online, European TV, European Switch

Microsoft Warns of New Windows 11 Problems With Apps Using Unusual Registry Keys

Microsoft has shared details of a new known issue with Windows 11. The company has confirmed that a problem exists with apps that use certain characters in registry keys. From a report: As a result of the discovery, Microsoft has put a compatibility hold in place that means people with problematic apps installed will not be offered Windows 11 via Windows Update. The issue is under investigation. It seems that the issue is related to, or is an extension of, one of the three initial known issues w...
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Sony To Join TSMC On New $7 Billion Chip Plant In Japan

TSMC, the world's largest contract chipmaker, and Sony are considering joint construction of a semiconductor factory in western Japan amid a global chip shortage, Nikkei has learned. From the report: The total investment in the project is estimated at 800 billion yen ($7 billion), with the Japanese government expected to provide up to half the amount. Japan's top auto parts maker Denso is also looking to participate through such steps as setting up equipment at the site. The Toyota Motor group m...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Sony, TSMC, Toyota Motor, Taiwan Strait, Kumamoto Prefecture, DENSO

The best Black Friday TV deals - Sony and Samsung models are already on sale ahead of the big event

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Black Friday TV deals will launch on November 26. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Black Friday 2021 is on the horizon, and TVs are one of the big-ticket items that shoppers should keep an eye on. Every year, a wide variety of brands and sizes drop to all-time lows for the event, making it a great time to buy your next entertainment center upgrade. We expect H...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Black Friday, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Best, Tech Deals, Sony, Tvs, Hdr, 4k Tvs, Tech Insider, TV deals, Insider Picks

Place tenants and find future buyers with RentBase, a CRM for rental agents

RentBase's internal research shows aspiring tenants who complete their onboarding survey end up choosing properties that cost 15 percent more per month.
Tags: Technology, Opinion, Radio, Rentals, CRM, Rental Software, Select, Real Estate Technology, Renters, Rental Market, PROPtech, New Agents, Tech Reviews, Technology Reviews, Property Portfolio, Rental Clients

Apple Watch 6, Garmin Watch get insane price cuts at Amazon today

Amazon is having a sale today that discounts a few popular smartwatches, including the popular Apple Watch 6 and Garmin Forerunner 35.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Mobile, Trends, Apple deals, Smartwatch Deals, Garmin Forerunner 35, Apple Watch 6, Mobile Deals, Amazon 2021, Garmin Watch, Apple Watch Series 6 deals

Google's Privacy Budget doesn't add up, says Mozilla CTO - amazingly enough

Chocolate Factory says its fingerprinting spec is unfinished Google's Privacy Budget, a plan to reduce the amount of information available in Chrome as a defense against browser fingerprinting, runs the risk of performing poorly, of breaking websites, and of creating a new tracking mechanism.…
Tags: Google, Software, Chocolate Factory, Mozilla CTO, Privacy Budget

Upgrade your adorable little thermal printer with an internet link is a how-to guide and online community for people who upgrade tiny thermal printers (such as the Paperang [Amazon]) to become Little Printers, an internet-connected model that is no longer sold. The idea is that the printer becomes the node of a more tangible kind of social/art network. — Read the rest
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Muslim women were held in a cell for months by Chinese police for cyber 'pre-crimes' such as accessing WhatsApp and a school Gmail account, book says

People are detained by the police after a rally in Hong Kong on December 22, 2019 to show support for the Uighur minority in China. Photo by ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images Muslim women were sent to Chinese re-education camps for cyber "pre-crimes," a book out Tuesday reveals. One student said she was detained for using a VPN to open her school Gmail account and submit homework. She shared a cell with a woman arrested for using WhatsApp to contact coworkers, the book says. Women b...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hong Kong, News, Privacy, Law, China, US, International, Trends, Tech, Data, Cybersecurity, Muslim, Kazakhstan

One Piece: 10 Best Finishing Moves, Ranked

As a good battle shonen should, One Piece has a variety of iconic fights that are complemented by some flashy and exciting finishing moves. A staple of any anime fight, the idea of the finishing move fuses both brutal power and explicit branding to create some of the most exciting and recognizable attacks ever seen in fiction.In One Piece's world, Devil Fruits, Haki, martial arts, robotic enhancements, and some very loose interpretations of physics all contribute to One Piece's own, colorful gal...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Marines, Crocodile, Jabra, Magellan, Ryan, Blackbeard, Roger, Kuma, Lucci, Bellamy, Luffy, Omaha Beach, Gatling, Ursus

Survivor: Every Pro Athlete Who Has Competed

Athleticism is a huge aspect of Survivor, and contestants often find it important to keep their tribes physically strong so that they will perform well in challenges. Tribes with former professional athletes usually keep those players in the early stages of the game with a goal to eliminate them before individual immunity challenges begin.Over Survivor's more than 40 seasons, professional football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and soccer players have competed as well as some Olympians.. They ha...
Tags: China, Africa, Cowboys, Sports, NFL, San Francisco, Tech, Chicago, David, United States, Philippines, Hawaii, Dallas Cowboys, Nba, Zimbabwe, Mlb

Ted Lasso: 10 Best Character Evolutions

It's not often that characters from a comedy show undergo drastic character transformations in two short seasons but that's exactly what happened in Ted Lasso. The sports comedy series seems to be the exception to every comedy show rule by winning praise from critics and audiences alike for its well-developed characters.With a massively talented ensemble cast, it's no surprise that the show was able to give both major and supporting characters amazing storylines. What's even more impressive is t...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Ted, Rebecca, Roy, Sam, Richmond, Jamie, Trent, Dani, Keeley, Sharon, Nate, Issac, Ted Lasso, Roy Roy

Apple releases iOS 15.0.2 with some Find My fixes

  Apple released iOS 15.0.2 on Monday, and it has some important bug fixes, including a couple specific to Find My. For the iPad and iPhone,  it also fixes a security flaw  that Apple says may already be under attack, so update ASAP. Credited to an anonymous researcher, CVE-2021-30883 could allow an attacker to exploit the IOMobileFrameBuffer to “execute arbitrary  code with kernel privileges,” and take over your device. On my iPhone 12 Mini, the update clocks in at 531.1MB. He...
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[Global] ColorOS 12 beta official Roadmap/Timeline: These devices will receive the update

  ColorOS 12 beta official Roadmap/Timeline: These devices will receive the update – Today, a launch event Oppo has released its new ColorOS 12 skin, based on Android 12 for the global market. It not only features fresh design aesthetics but also a boatload of exciting new features. ColorOS 12 advocates authenticity and noise reduction in design. The new acrylic icon has just the right light and shadow details and light style, and the level is richer and more suitable for the real te...
Tags: Tech, Reno, Roadmap Timeline for Global

Google’s Pixel Fall Launch event: Here’s what to expect on October 19

Google is launching the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro soon. Here's what else could be coming.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Pixel, Google Pixel Watch, Google Pixel 6, Google Pixel 6 Pro, Google Pixel Fold

Google Pulls 'Stalkerware' Ads That Promoted Phone Spying Apps

Google has pulled several "stalkerware" ads that violated its policies by promoting apps that encouraged prospective users to spy on their spouses' phone. From a report: These consumer-grade spyware apps are often marketed to parents wishing to monitor their child's calls, messages, apps, photos and location, often under the guise of protecting against predators. But these apps, which are often designed to be installed surreptitiously and without the device owner's consent, have been repurposed ...
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CarShield Reviews: Cost, Coverage, & More (2021)

Affiliate disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. CarShield Extended Warranty Review In Our Opinion: In its 16 years of business, CarShield has covered over 1 million vehicles and its administrators have paid out over $1 billion in claims. What makes CarShield such a popular provider? We think it's the company's below-average prices and flexible month-to-month coverage plans. Industry Standing ...
Tags: Google, California, Research, Best, Diamond, Autos, Tbs, Platinum, Warranty, Don, Mary, Lee, BBB, Endurance, Better Business Bureau BBB, Carchex

Carphone Warehouse leaks Pixel 6 and 6 Pro in full detail

We can’t really say we’re surprised at this point – the Pixel 6 duo leaked yet again. This time it was Carphone Warehouse that jumped the gun as the retailer published the pages for both models. They have been taken down now, but not before Evan Blass  spotted them. Here is everything you may want to know about the upcoming Google phones before their October 19 announcement. We’ll start with the Pixel 6 Pro. It is powered by Google’s first custom-built chipset. Previously...
Tags: Google, Tech, Carphone Warehouse, Pixel, Evan Blass, Super Res, Google Tensor

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