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PowerPC Fork of Firefox Reaches End of the Road

Andrew Cunningham writes via Ars Technica: It has been well over a decade since PowerPC Macs roamed the earth -- so long that the Intel Macs that replaced them are themselves being replaced by something else. But to this day, there's a small community of people still developing software for PowerPC Macs and Mac OS 9. One of those projects was TenFourFox, a fork of the Firefox browser for G3, G4, and G5-based PowerPC Macs running Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5. Maintained primarily by Cameron Kaiser, the ...
Tags: Firefox, Tech, Ars Technica, Mozilla, Kaiser, Road, Andrew Cunningham, Cameron Kaiser, ESR, Intel Macs, PowerPC Macs, TenFourFox


Apple Watch Series 7 Fast Charging Requires 5W or Greater USB-C PD Adapter

The Apple Watch Series 7 includes a new charging architecture that allows it to refuel up to 33% faster than the Series 6, charging from 0 to 80% in 45 minutes. The fast-charging capability requires a new USB-C charging cable that Apple includes in the box with the watch and also sells separately, but until now Apple hasn't provided details on what wattage of power adapter is required for fast charging. Apple no longer includes a power adapter in the box with the Apple Watch, so users will ne...
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Countries Are Gathering In an Effort To Stop a Biodiversity Collapse

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: As 20,000 government leaders, journalists, activists and celebrities from around the world prepare to descend on Glasgow for a crucial climate summit starting late this month, another high-level international environmental meeting got started this week. The problem it seeks to tackle: A rapid collapse of species and systems that collectively sustain life on earth. The stakes at the two meetings are equally high, many leading scientists...
Tags: China, Tech, United States, United Nations, Vatican, Glasgow, The New York Times, Republican, Kunming China, Mrema, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Francis Ogwal


Site Allowing You To 'Skip the Interview' Launches, Then Promptly Shuts Down

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Protocol: A company proposing job-seekers ask past coworkers to pay money and "sponsor" them for a new job launched, and rather immediately shut down, its website on Wednesday. The main idea behind the site, called "Skip the Interview," was to partner with companies who would set sponsorship amounts for job postings. The job-seeker would then ask current or former coworkers to contribute to this sponsorship fund, controlled by Skip The Interview. The firs...
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How to Change the Date Format in Google Sheets

Dates in Google Sheets are internally stored as numbers and the value is equal to the number of days since 30th December 1899, midnight. The time values are stored as a fractional number.For instance, if the date in a cell is Jan 1 1990, Google Sheet will store the cell value as 2. If the date has a time component, say Jan 1 1900 6 PM, the internal date value will be 2.75.The date and time values in Google Sheets are commonly displayed in the dd/mm/yyyy format, depending on your Spreadsheet loca...
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OpenBSD 7.0 Released

ArchieBunker writes: Everyone's favorite security-focused operating system, OpenBSD, released version 7.0 today. In addition to the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements, support for RISC-V processors has been added. The changelog and mirrors can be found at their respective links. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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Google says it tracks 270 state-sponsored groups based across 50+ countries

The Google Threat Analysis Group said today that its security researchers are currently tracking more than 270 different government-backed threat actors activating from inside more than 50 countries. The figure includes groups engaged in both cyber-espionage operations, but also disinformation campaigns, Google said in a report today. In 2021, the group hacked the website of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and used it to host a phishing kit. [Via]
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Modular Framework Laptop Gets Marketplace For All Those Modules

Framework, makers of the modular 13.5-inch Framework laptop that's designed to be easily repaired and upgraded, has launched a dedicated marketplace filled with replacement parts and upgrades for its portable computer. The Verge reports: Writing in a blog post, the company said the marketplace is currently focused on replacement parts and expansion cards, but that it hopes to add more customization modules like additional language keyboards later this year, as well as third-party and community d...
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Apple’s plan to scan for child abuse images ‘tears at heart of privacy’

Security experts say technology on iPhones could open door to mass surveillance and be misusedTechnology like that proposed by Apple to search iPhones for child sexual abuse images would open the door to mass surveillance and be vulnerable to exploitation, world-leading security and cryptography experts have said.Client-side scanning (CSS) gives access to data on users’ devices, including stored data, which “brings surveillance to a new level”, according to analysis from academics at Harvard Ken...
Tags: Apple, Technology, Privacy, Society, Css, Computing, Child protection, University of Cambridge


Elon Musk Says Starlink Will Provide Faster Internet Speeds On Airlines

Elon Musk touted SpaceX's plan to use Starlink for in-flight Wi-Fi, saying in a tweet on Thursday that the service could add "low latency ~half gigabit connectivity in the air!" CNBC reports: Starlink is the company's plan to build an interconnected internet network with thousands of satellites, known in the space industry as a constellation, designed to deliver high-speed internet to consumers anywhere on the planet. SpaceX has launched 1,740 Starlink satellites to date, and the network has mor...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Earth, Airlines, Cnbc, ViaSat, Intelsat, StarLink, Jonathan Hofeller, Hofeller, Elon Musk Says Starlink, Delta JetBlue American Airlines


First Apple Watch Series 7 Orders Arriving to Customers in New Zealand and Australia

It's Friday, October 15 in New Zealand and Australia, which means it's Apple Watch Series 7 launch day. Customers in that part of the world are always the first to get their hands on new devices due to time zone differences. ‌Apple Watch Series 7‌ models are now beginning to arrive to customers who pre-ordered on Friday, October 8, and new Apple Watch owners will soon be sharing photos on Instagram, Twitter, Reddit, and the MacRumors forums. Because there are no Apple Stores in New Zealand, ...
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Ted Cruz Says Bitcoin Mining Can Fix Texas' Crumbling Electric Grid

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Texas' energy grid has problems. Those issues were laid bare this past winter when a storm put the state in a deep freeze, causing blackouts for millions and killing hundreds of people. Sen. Ted Cruz told a cryptocurrency conference in Austin last week that he believes the state's Bitcoin mining boom could repair its floundering energy grid. In a fireside chat at the Texas Blockchain Summit on Oct. 8, the Republican senator expressed his fait...
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How to find, add, edit, and delete your contacts in Gmail

You can view a list of your contacts in Gmail on the desktop website or Android app. Yiu Yu Hoi/Getty Images You can access your contacts in Gmail on the web, or the Contacts app for Android. In the Contacts app, you can add contacts one at a time or enter multiple email addresses at once. To delete a contact, select the contact and hit 'Delete' in the three-dot menu. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. It's a good idea to add your most common contact...
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An Unprecedented Wave of Online Bank Fraud Is Hitting Britain

An unprecedented wave of online bank fraud has been hitting Britain this year. "The country is the global epicenter for such attacks, according to five of the biggest British banks and more than a dozen security experts who said scammers were buying up batches of consumers' personal details on the dark net to target the record numbers shopping and banking online since the pandemic," reports Reuters. From the report: The country's super-fast payments infrastructure, relatively light policing of f...
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Microsoft to shut LinkedIn in China amid Beijing tech clampdown

Company cites ‘challenging operating environment’ in announcing site will be replaced with jobs app without social networking featuresMicrosoft says it will shut down LinkedIn in China, citing a “challenging operating environment” as Beijing tightens control over tech firms.The US-based company will replace the career-oriented social network in China with an application dedicated to applying for jobs but without the networking features, according to the senior vice-president of engineering, Moha...
Tags: Technology, Microsoft, China, Censorship, US, Linkedin, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Communism, Mohak Shroff Continue


‘It’s about time’: Agents cheer as Zillow braces for portal war in NYC

Agents across New York City were enthusiastic Thursday after CoStar-owned Homesnap and the Real Estate Board of New York announced plans to launch a search portal in 2022.
Tags: Technology, New York City, Competition, Radio, Agent, Compass, Zillow, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, StreetEasy, Homesnap, Brown Harris Stevens, CoStar Group, Mitchell Hall, Exp Realty


How to Watch the 'Unleashed' MacBook Pro Apple Event on October 18

Apple's second fall event is coming up and is set to take place on Monday, October 18 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. As with Apple's last several events, "Unleashed" will be digital only and streamed online. It is expected to focus on the MacBook Pro models, which many Apple fans are eagerly awaiting. This how to offers details on how you can watch the event and when it will take place in your time zone so you make sure not to miss a thing. When to Watch the Apple Event Honolulu, Hawaii ...
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Paradigm, Parent To Three Practice Management Platforms, Acquired By Francisco Partners

A Reuters report valued the deal at $400 million, citing 'people familiar with the matter.'
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AAG Rolls Out Expansive New Marketing Campaign Featuring Borrowers, Selleck

On Thursday, reverse mortgage industry leader American Advisors Group (AAG) announced the rollout of an expansive new marketing campaign featuring borrower interviews and testimonials, aiming to share the stories of how people can be impacted by a reverse mortgage loan in all aspects of their lives. Some of the new material includes genuine AAG borrowers interviewed by company spokesman Tom Selleck. The campaign, “Better Lives,” has been in development for over six months and will feature a b...
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'Halloween Kills' hits Peacock and theaters on October 15, but you need a premium plan to stream the slasher movie

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Michael Myers is back in "Halloween Kills." Universal You can watch "Halloween Kills" in theaters and on Peacock Premium starting October 15. Michael Myers returns in the new slasher flick, and he's on the hunt for more victims. Ad-supported Peacock Premium costs $5 a month, and ad-free Peacock Premium Plus costs $10 a month. Premium (Monthly Plan) (small) Premium Plus (small) On October 15, "Hall...
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The best cookbooks to gift or buy for yourself in 2021

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Insider A great cookbook makes a thoughtful and sentimental gift that evokes past travels, memories, and shared meals. Here are some of our favorite cookbooks this year, including "The Korean Vegan," "New World Sourdough," and "Xi'an Famous Foods." Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. To me, there's no better...
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Apple Aims to Boost HomePod Sales With New Audio Software Lead

Apple has hired a new software lead for the HomePod team as part of an effort to better compete with smart home speakers from Amazon and Google, reports Bloomberg. The Syng Cell Alpha Afrooz Family, an audio engineer who worked at Apple from 2012 to 2016 has rejoined the company and is leading software development on the ‌HomePod‌/Apple TV team. Family co-founded speaker company Syng alongside former Apple design team member Christoper Stringer. Syng is known for the super expensive Cell Alp...
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Apple Releases macOS Big Sur Safari 15.1 Beta With Relocated Favorites Bar

Apple today seeded a new beta of Safari 15.1 for macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina, allowing developers to test the new Safari update ahead of its launch. Safari 15.1 is also the version of Safari that's available in the macOS Monterey beta. In yesterday's macOS Monterey release, Apple tweaked the design of the Favorites bar, moving it back up above the Tab bar where it was before Safari changes were implemented with the ‌macOS Monterey‌ update and the Safari 15 release. Safari 15.1 includes t...
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Product Review: Audio glasses by Fauna

These glasses have speakers in them!(Photos: Josh Ross/BikePortland) Riding around town with music is pretty awesome. Riding around town with earbuds and a loss of spatial awareness is a bit less awesome. People do it and life goes on. But what if there was a better option? Of course the easiest solution is either a speaker or to just wear a single headphone. If you go the headphone route you could even get fancy with a set of true wireless headphones. Get the right set, use only one headpho...
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Eano makes home remodel management smart: Tech Review

The software was inspired by its founder's own struggle to oversee the building of an accessory dwelling unit. It secured $6 million in seed funding in early 2021.
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A Newspaper Informed Missouri About a Website Flaw. The Governor Accused it of 'Hacking'

On Thursday, Gov. Michael Parson (R) called a news conference to warn his state's citizens about a nefarious plot against a teachers' database by a reporter from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. From a report: "Through a multistep process," Parson said with great solemnity, "an individual took the records of at least three educators, decoded the HTML source code and viewed the Social Security number of those specific educators." [...] The Post-Dispatch report explains what their reporter, Josh Ren...
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Where to buy a PlayStation 5 - sign up for a chance to buy one directly from Sony during the holidays

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Sony's PlayStation 5 remains hard to find months after its release. Sony Sony's PlayStation 5 launched with two models- the $500 standard PS5 and a $400 digital edition. The PS5 remains difficult to find, but retailers like Best Buy and GameStop restock regularly. Sony has also opened a registration program for gamers to purchase the PS5 by invitation. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky PlaySt...
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Canonical Releases Ubuntu Linux 21.10 Impish Indri

Following a brief beta-testing period, Ubuntu 21.10 has finally become available to download in the "final" stable form. BetaNews: Code-named "Impish Indri," this version of Ubuntu is not a Long Term Support (LTS) version, so it is only supported for nine months. Ubuntu 21.10 features Linux kernel 5.13 and a Snap variant of the Mozilla Firefox browser. "Ubuntu 21.10 brings the all-new PHP 8 and GCC 11 including full support for static analysis, greatly improving everyday developer security aware...
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My mentor recommended this self-help book about dealing with different personalities. Here's why everyone should read 'Surrounded By Idiots.'

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Thomas Erikson's "Surrounded By Idiots" is a 2014 self-help book that helped me better understand other people and become less self-critical. James Brains "Surrounded by Idiots" is a 2014 book by Thomas Erikson, an expert on communication. The book shares tips on how to recognize different personality types - and how to work with them. I read the book and it's helped me to be more understanding ...
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Why Peaky Blinders Is Ending – Here's What We Know

It was announced in January of 2021 that the currently in-development sixth season of "Peaky Blinders" (that'd be sixth series for our friends across the pond) would ultimately be the show's last. That would've seemed to bring an end to the small-screen scramble for power and influence that Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and his family-fronted gang of Peaky Blinders had first embarked upon with the first season back in September 2013. But while the tentative plans for a seventh season may have b...
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