Google Cloud Will Now Show Its Users Their Carbon Footprint In the Cloud

Google Cloud today announced a new (and free) feature that will provide its users with custom carbon footprint reports that detail the carbon emissions their cloud usage generates. TechCrunch reports: "Customers can leverage this data for reporting as well as internal audits and carbon reduction efforts. Build in collaboration with customers like HSBC, L'Oreal and Atos, our carbon footprint reporting introduces a new level of transparency to support customers in meeting their climate goals," sai...
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Solar Panels On Half the World's Roofs Would Power the Planet

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Conversation: Our new paper in Nature Communications presents a global assessment of how many rooftop solar panels we'd need to generate enough renewable energy for the whole world -- and where we'd need to put them. Our study is the first to provide such a detailed map of global rooftop solar potential, assessing rooftop area and sunlight cover at scales all the way from cities to continents. We found that we would only need 50 percent of the world's...
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Apple’s Suppliers Drop as Chip Crunch to Hit IPhone Production

(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc.’s suppliers dropped Wednesday after Bloomberg reported the tech giant is likely to slash its iPhone 13...
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M1X MacBook Pro event: What to expect from Apple on October 18

Apple is holding another fall event in 2021, this time almost certainly for the long-rumored M1X MacBook Pro. A few other devices may...
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Dow Jones Futures Fall On Apple iPhone Woes; Market Rally Fizzles Again Despite Tesla, Upstart

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Samsung to host ‘Unpacked Part 2’ after Apple and Google’s big events

Fall is a busy season for the tech world, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. On Monday, October 18, Apple is expected to reveal its new M1X MacBook Pros. On Tuesday, October 19, Google confirmed it is hosting its Pixel 6 event. Today, Samsung announced that on Wednesday, October 20, it’s holding a second ‘Unpacked’ event, where it will announce… something? It’s admittedly quite unusual for Samsung to have an ‘Unpacked Part 2,’ as the company is calling it. The company already announced i...
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Robotics Engineer Adds a Working USB-C Port To An iPhone

Ken Pillonel, a robotics engineer on YouTube, replaced an iPhone's Lightning port with a working USB-C port. AppleInsider reports: In a YouTube Short titled "World's First USB-C iPhone," Ken Pillonel claims to have installed the component into the iPhone X, replacing Lightning in the process. In the video, the iPhone is said to receive power via the connection, as well as being able to handle data transfers over a USB-C cable. In the description of the video, Pillonel says he reverse-engineered ...
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Walk the Great Wall of China

As the largest man-made structure in the world, the Great Wall of China is one of the most iconic and popular heritage sites anywhere. Over 10 million people visit each year—but not everyone has the opportunity to see the Great Wall first-hand.Today, in collaboration with renowned Great Wall expert Dong Yaohui and curators from Gubei Water Town, Google Arts & Culture presents a new theme page enabling people to visit the Great Wall virtually. "Walk the Great Wall of China" includes an exclusive ...
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Apple may cut iPhone 13 production by millions as US warns of Christmas shortages

Shares in Apple fall as global chip shortage and supply chain issues prompt White House to admit there could be empty shelves during festive seasonApple may slash the number of iPhone 13s it will make this year by up to 10m because of a shortage of computer chips amid a worldwide supply chain crunch that led the White House to warn that “there will be things that people can’t get” at Christmas.Apple was expected to produce 90m units of the new iPhone models this year but has told its manufacture...
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How to find your lost AirPods

Lost an AirPod device? There are ways to find it again with the right services. We'll go through the steps you need to take to locate that Apple earbud fast.
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Apple shares drop on reports of iPhone 13 chip shortage

Bloomberg reported that Apple could produce up to 10 million fewer iPhones due to the chip shortage.
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Apple shares drop on iPhone 13 production fears

Reports suggest the firm could produce up to 10 million fewer iPhones due to the chip shortage.
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Study Reveals Android Phones Constantly Snoop On Their Users

A new study (PDF) by a team of university researchers in the UK has unveiled a host of privacy issues that arise from using Android smartphones. BleepingComputer reports: The researchers have focused on Samsung, Xiaomi, Realme, and Huawei Android devices, and LineageOS and /e/OS, two forks of Android that aim to offer long-term support and a de-Googled experience. The conclusion of the study is worrying for the vast majority of Android users: "With the notable exception of /e/OS, even when minim...
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Apple Does Customer Surveys Right

I’ve been super critical of annoying customer surveys; you know the type – when a company wants you to fill out a ten-minute survey about a five-minute call with somebody in customer support. I recently had an excellent experience with Apple, and the survey they sent me after was well organized because I could control how much time I spent with it.
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Samsung to upstage Apple and Google with 'Galaxy Unpacked Part 2'

Samsung is set to hold another Galaxy Unpacked event on October 20, one day after Google unveils the Pixel 6 series.
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Samsung announces Unpacked 2 event for Wednesday Oct 20th, right after Apple and Google

New phones are unlikely, but new colors may be on deck.
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Best Buy's New $200/Yr Membership Locks PS5, Hot Holiday Items Behind Membership

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: If you're still searching for a PS5 and are a Best Buy customer, your ship may have just come in -- that is, if you're willing to spend an extra $200 a year for access. That's because the big-box electronics retailer is locking stock of in-demand holiday items like Sony's console behind membership of its new Totaltech program. The expensive customer service package was recently rolled out nationwide. The $200 annual service -- which has bene...
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Stripe Is Hiring a Crypto Team 3 Years After Ending Bitcoin Support

Payments company Stripe has begun assembling a crypto engineering team to chart its future in digital assets. CoinDesk reports: The team -- described in LinkedIn posts and job listings -- will be run by Guillaume Poncin, Stripe's former head of engineering for banking and financial products. He is looking to hire at least four staffers to help plot Stripe's crypto strategy. Those engineers "will design and build the core components that we need to support crypto use cases," the job posts said. "...
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Adobe Uses DMCA To Nuke Project That Keeps Flash Alive, Secure and Adware Free

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: In January 2021, development and support for Adobe Flash was discontinued. That marked the end of an era but in reality, Flash wasn't quite dead. Flash Player is still available in China, something that was exploited by the Clean Flash project to continue making the software more widely and safely available. The Chinese version of Flash receives one security update per month and can be freely downloaded from but also has significant...
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The Intercept Reveals Facebook's Secret Blacklist of 'Dangerous Individuals and Organizations'

Sam Biddle writes via The Intercept: To ward off accusations that it helps terrorists spread propaganda, Facebook has for many years barred users from speaking freely about people and groups it says promote violence. The restrictions appear to trace back to 2012, when in the face of growing alarm in Congress and the United Nations (PDF) about online terrorist recruiting, Facebook added to its Community Standards a ban on "organizations with a record of terrorist or violent criminal activity." Th...
Tags: Facebook, Congress, America, Tech, United States, Angel Diaz, UCLA School of Law, Brian Fishman, Sam Biddle, Dangerous Individuals and Organizations, United Nations PDF

M1X MacBook Pros rumored to get 120Hz mini-LED display, new pricing scheme

Apple’s latest event will likely announce new MacBook Pros. There are lots of expected changes, but most notably the refresh rate and new mini-LED displays.
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Apple Releases iOS 15.0.2 With Messages Photo Bug Fix, Security Update and More (mac rumors)

Apple today released iOS 15.0.2, the second update to the iOS 15 operating system that was released in September. iOS 15.0.2 comes a week and a half after the launch of iOS 15.0.1, a bug fix update. The iOS 15.0.2 update can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings > General > Software Update. According to Apple's release notes, the update fixes an issue that could cause image...
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Carphone Warehouse leaks Pixel 6 and 6 Pro in full detail (techcrunch)

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, the company designed an...
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We can’t believe how cheap AirPods Pro are at Staples today

You can get the standard Apple AirPods in-ear wireless headphones with charging case for just $169 at Staples.
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Restor helps anyone be a part of ecological restoration

In the face of a rapidly warming planet, protecting and restoring the world’s ecosystems is critical for safeguarding the biodiversity we all depend on and for helping us adapt to a changing climate. In addition, restoring ecosystems around the world has the potential to draw down about 30% of accumulated global carbon emissions and is key to limiting the worst effects of climate change. But where do we start and how?How Google technology helps unlock ecological insightsAs part of their work to ...
Tags: Google, Sustainability,, Google Earth Engine, Google Creative Lab, Kate Brandt, Thomas Crowther, ETH Zurich 's Crowther Lab, Crowther Lab, Restor, Global Restoration Observatory

Apple will likely have to cut its iPhone 13 production goals for 2021 due to the global chip shortage

Apple Apple is likely to lower its iPhone 13 production targets for 2021, Bloomberg reported. The smartphone maker may aim for 10 million fewer units than originally planned. The slashed production goals are due to the chip shortage impacting global supply chains. Apple will likely have to cut its 2021 production targets for the iPhone 13 by as many as 10 million units due to the ongoing chip shortage, Bloomberg reported Tuesday.Apple originally planned to make 90 million units of its new...
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Former Apple employee alleges a Tim Cook email saying leakers 'do not belong' at the company violates worker-protection laws

An Apple Store in Manhattan. Mike Segar/Reuters Former Apple employee Ashley Gjovik filed new complaints against the tech giant Tuesday. She alleges that Apple's anti-leak stance and strict employee handbook violates US labor laws. Last month, Tim Cook reportedly wrote "people who leak confidential information do not belong here," in an email to staff. Last month, Ashley Gjovik was fired from her senior program manager position at Apple. Now, she's just completed midterms during ...
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'The Green Knight' is available to stream at home - here's where to rent the critically acclaimed fantasy movie

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Dev Patel in "The Green Knight." A24 "The Green Knight" is available to stream at home through video-on-demand retailers. You can rent ($6) or buy ($20) the movie via services like Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, and Apple TV. The movie debuted at home during an early-access stream through the A24 Screening Room on August 18. Green Knight" (small) "The Green Knight" is now available to buy or rent through vi...
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Another Apple event: Oct. 18 could unleash next-gen Silicon Macs

Apple Unleashed happens next week, following the tech giant's big iPhone 13 unveiling last month.
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Microsoft Puts the Windows Subsystem for Linux in Its App Store for Faster Updating

Microsoft has announced that new WSL features will be even easier to get in the future. From a report: The company has posted a preview version of WSL to the Microsoft Store so that Windows 11 users can download and update WSL independently of other Windows updates. Many of Windows' built-in apps have already moved to being updated through the Microsoft Store rather than through regular Windows Updates. This gives the company more flexibility when deciding when to update apps, though one side ef...
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