China removed one of the most popular Quran apps that had at least one million Chinese users, according to a report

Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Du Yang/China News Service via Getty Images) Quran Majeed was taken off of the Apple App Store in China, according to the BBC. It's one of the most popular Quran apps, with millions of users, and at least one million in China. Apple's human rights policy states that they are "required to comply with local laws." Quran Majeed, a Quran app used by one million in China and millions elsewhere, was taken off of the Apple App Store after a requ...
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Drones Have Now Been Used To Deliver Lungs For Medical Transplant

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ExtremeTech: The world's first drone delivery of lungs has gone down in history as a success. Unither Bioelectronique, a bioengineering firm focused on organ transportation, recently completed a "proof-of-concept" flight in which a pair of human lungs were shipped via drone to the transplant site in about six minutes. The lungs were flown from the Toronto Western Hospital to Toronto General Hospital, where Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, surgeon-in-chief of Canada's ...
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Researchers Show Facebook's Ad Tools Can Target a Single User

A new research paper written by a team of academics and computer scientists from Spain and Austria has demonstrated that it's possible to use Facebook's targeting tools to deliver an ad exclusively to a single individual if you know enough about the interests Facebook's platform assigns them. TechCrunch reports: The paper -- entitled "Unique on Facebook: Formulation and Evidence of (Nano)targeting Individual Users with non-PII Data" -- describes a "data-driven model" that defines a metric showin...
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Tether Fined $41 Million For Lying About Fiat Currency Backing

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Tether will pay $41 million to settle allegations it lied in claiming its digital tokens were fully backed by fiat currencies, putting a major compliance headache behind the world's biggest issuer of stablecoins even as regulatory scrutiny intensifies. For years, Tether told customers and the broader cryptocurrency market that it had $1 in reserve to back every token, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said in a Friday statement. That cla...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Cftc, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Rostin Behnam, Tether, Fiat Currency Backing

Jack Dorsey Says Square May Build Open-Source Bitcoin Mining System

Square CEO Jack Dorsey says the company is starting a "deep technical investigation" to create an open-source Bitcoin mining system. It comes as the price of Bitcoin passed $62,000 while threatening to pass the all-time high of $65,000. The Independent reports: Mr Dorsey said Bitcoin mining isn't currently accessible to everyone, but it should be as easy as plugging into a power source. "Silicon design is too concentrated into a few companies. This means supply is likely overly constrained. Sili...
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Former Boeing 737 MAX Chief Technical Pilot Indicted For Fraud

Mark Forkner, Boeing's 737 Max chief technical pilot during the aircraft's development, has been charged with misleading aviation regulators about safety issues blamed for two fatal crashes of the 737 Max. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, "he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison on each count of wire fraud and 10 years in prison on each count of fraud involving aircraft parts in interstate commerce." Slashdot reader McGruber shares an excerpt from the press release: A federa...
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Everything we know about Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro so far

Google‘s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will officially be launched on October 19, and in typical fashion, we know a ton of details about the phones well before their release. That’s in part due to unintentional leaks, but also because Google itself has already told us a ton of information about the device’s hardware. There’s a lot to be excited about with the Pixel 6, as it seems Google is taking hardware for the first time since… well, ever. Pixel phones have always been vehicles to show off Google’s...
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How to connect an Xbox controller to your iPhone to play games and more

Connecting an Xbox controller to your iPhone is a great way to enhance your games. Hopix Art/Shutterstock To connect an Xbox controller to your iPhone and play games with it, you'll need to have at least iOS 13. You can connect nearly any Xbox controller, whether it's from the Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S. Make sure that your Xbox controller has Bluetooth and is in pairing mode before trying to connect it. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Thanks to some r...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Gaming, Microsoft, Xbox One, Trends, Xbox, Tech Insider, Xbox Controller, Xbox Series X, Taylor Lyles, Xbox Series S, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Gaming (Reference

Kilian’s New Liquors Riff on the Familiar With Exciting Results

By Kilian’s two newest additions to its Liquors line were inspired by absinthe (L’Heure Verte) and apple brandy (Apple Brandy On The Rocks). They riff off familiar templates but still produce exciting results, worth a smell for anyone with a nose for niche.  Apple Brandy On The Rocks directly translates By Kilian’s previous Apple Brandy scent into a lighter, cooler, more transparent sett... Read full article: Kilian’s New Liquors Riff on the Familiar With Exciting Results from Fragrantica Pe...
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Intel Tweet Asking Why Former Mac Users Switched to PC Backfires (mac rumors)

Ahead of Monday's Apple event, which is expected to include the much-awaited launch of brand new 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pros, Intel is continuing its long-running campaign to try and convince Mac users to switch to Intel-based PCs. Last week, Intel released a video as part of its PC vs. Mac campaign that featured "Apple fans" introduced to different Intel computers and all of their features. During the four-minute video, Intel attempted to paint Apple consumers as oblivious to "innovations"...
Tags: Apple, News, Mac, Intel, Macbook Pro, Sami Fathi, MacBook Pros Intel

Google’s Self-Driving Car Gyre

Folks who live on 15th Street in the Richmond district of San Francisco report that an abnormal number of Google’s self-driving cars are ending up swirling around at the end of their street. “I noticed it while I was sleeping,” says Jennifer King. “I awoke to a strange hum and I thought there was a spacecraft outside my bedroom window.” The visitors Jennifer King is talking about don’t just come at night. They come all day, right to the end of 15th Avenue, where there’s nothing else to do but ...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Richmond, Jason Kottke, Waymo, Jennifer King

SimpleNexus acquires LBA Ware in bid to expand lender toolset

LBA Ware CEO Lori Brewer, who founded the company in 2008, will join SimpleNexus as executive vice president and general manager.
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Pine64 Announces Updated PinePhone Pro Linux Powered Cellphone

Pine64 today announced its latest Linux-powered device, the PinePhone Pro, an update to the original PinePhone which sees a more powerful device running mainline Linux (Manjaro in this case) on a mobile device that works as a cellphone and a desktop computer. Tom's Hardware reports: This combination of hardware and software makes the still slightly futuristic idea of confluence between mobile and desktop devices seem a step closer. Carry it around with you, and it's a phone. Plug it into a monit...
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Elizabeth Warren calls Amazon a 'monster that has to be fed every minute' as she pushes to break up the company

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on September 28, 2021. Patrick Semansky-Pool/Getty Images Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed Amazon in a recent CNN interview, renewing her calls to break it up. The lawmaker accused the company of "smashing little businesses before they ever get a foothold." She cited a Reuters report that revealed Amazon used third-party sellers' data to copy products. Sen. Elizabeth Warren castigated Amazon in a recent C...
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Weekend reading: Who wants to be a time millionaire?

What caught my eye this week. T he FIRE1 gospel has probably spread so widely because people can quickly grasp the point of Retiring Early, even if they struggle with the airier notion of Financial Independence. Wrap-up it up in a catchy acronym like FIRE and boom! A meme was born. Just compare FIRE to a standard DCMPA strategy – that’s Defined Contribution to Minimum Pension Age, and no, nobody ever typed that before – and it’s plain to see why FIRE is massive on TikTok, while sorting out you...
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Apple employee who led #AppleToo organizing effort says she was fired

An Apple employee who led organizing efforts against harassment and discrimination within the company said she has been fired.
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7-Eleven Breached Customer Privacy By Collecting Facial Imagery Without Consent

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: In Australia, the country's information commissioner has found that 7-Eleven breached customers' privacy by collecting their sensitive biometric information without adequate notice or consent. From June 2020 to August 2021, 7-Eleven conducted surveys that required customers to fill out information on tablets with built-in cameras. These tablets, which were installed in 700 stores, captured customers' facial images at two points during the survey-ta...
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How to turn off and opt out of Amazon Sidewalk to save your bandwidth

You don't have to share your home's internet bandwidth if you don't want to. xPACIFICA/Getty Images You can opt out of Amazon Sidewalk at any time through both the Alexa and Ring apps. Amazon Sidewalk is a neighbor-created network that makes you share part of your internet bandwidth with nearby Amazon devices. Most Echo and Ring devices have Amazon Sidewalk turned on by default. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Amazon Sidewalk is a shared public mesh...
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Recording Testimony Is No Substitute For A Court Reporter

A digital recording is no substitute for the neutrality and legitimacy that is inferred when a court report is involved in recording the testimony of witnesses.
Tags: Technology, Law, Small Law Firms, Court Reporters / Stenographers, Jordan Rothman

Hailee Steinfeld Compares Playing Hawkeye's Kate Bishop to Dickinson

Hailee Steinfeld compares playing Kate Bishop in Hawkeye to the young poet in Dickinson. Created by Alena Smith for Apple TV+, the first season of Dickinson premiered in 2019 along with the debut of the streaming service itself. It was quickly renewed for a sophomore season and now, the Dickinson season 3, its last, is set to air on November 5. Starring Steinfeld in the titular role, the series has received rave reviews for its exploration of 19th century society with a millennial sensibility a...
Tags: Apple, Entertainment, New York City, Tech, Kate, Emily Dickinson, Hailee Steinfeld, Hawkeye, Dickinson, Clint, MCU, Alena Smith, Steinfeld, Kate Bishop, Clint Barton Jeremy Renner, Ronin Barton

What to Expect From October 18 'Unleashed' Apple Event: New MacBook Pros, AirPods 3 and More

Apple's first fall event of 2021 focused on the iPhone and the Apple Watch, but the second, set to be held on Monday, October 18, is expected to be Mac-centric. The upcoming event will see the debut of the highly anticipated 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, plus we could also get refreshed AirPods and a new Mac mini. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. This guide highlights everything that we might see at the October event based on the rumors that we've heard so...
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HBO's 'Succession' returns for a third season on October 17 - here's how to watch the Emmy-winning series

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy on HBO's "Succession." Zach Dilgard/HBO "Succession" is about the turbulent lives of a wealthy family running a media corporation. You can watch the season three premiere on October 17 on HBO Max. HBO Max is $10/month for an ad-supported plan or $15/month for an ad-free plan. Max (ad-supported) (small) Season three of "Succession" premieres October 17 on HBO Max. The se...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, TV, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Pennsylvania, Brian Cox, Streaming, Kate Winslet, Roy, Newark, Vizio, Hulu, Adrien Brody, Max

Google Modernizes US Mobile Search Results With Continuous Scrolling

Google has announced that it's changing the way search works on mobile devices, initially in the U.S. From a report: Now, when you reach the bottom of a set of search results on your phone, you won't have to tap to go to the next page. Instead, the next set of results will automatically load so you can continuously scroll down to see more information. The change will roll out on the mobile web and will be supported on the Google mobile app for both iOS and Android in the U.S. for most English-la...
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Dying Light PS5, Xbox Series X/S Upgrade Will Update the Game

The developer of Dying Light is currently working on a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S upgrade for the zombie parkour game. Techland's announcement comes a little while after it shared the news that Dying Light 2 has been delayed by two months. This was the game’s second official delay, with its lead developer later explaining that the additional time is allowing the studio to better polish game. While the Dying Light community expected a December 7 release for Dying Light 2, it may be gettin...
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The Batman Trailer Image Reveals Different Catwoman Hairstyle

The Batman director Matt Reeves has revealed a new image of Zoë Kravitz’s Catwoman/Selina Kyle ahead of the upcoming trailer for the film. Kravitz will play the iconic Batman character alongside Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne, Paul Dano’s Riddler, Jeffrey Wright’s Jim Gordon, John Turturro’s Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard’s Gil Colson, Andy Serkis’ Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell’s Penguin. The Batman is scheduled to release in theaters on March 4, 2022.Catwoman has been a common inclusi...
Tags: Entertainment, Tech, Robert Pattinson, Anne Hathaway, Colin Farrell, Batman, Batman Returns, Jeffrey Wright, Reeves, Zoe Kravitz, Kravitz, Matt Reeves, Selina Kyle, Alfred Pennyworth, Carmine Falcone Peter Sarsgaard, Gil Colson Andy Serkis

Apple is expected to reveal new MacBook Pros on October 18 - here's how to watch the big announcement

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Apple's "Unleashed" event will stream on October 18. Apple You can watch Apple's "Unleashed" event live on October 18 at 1 p.m. ET. Apple is expected to announce new MacBook Pros, and could reveal a new Mac Mini and the AirPods 3. The event will stream on, YouTube, and the Apple TV app. Apple's next product event is titled "Unleashed," and it will be streamed on October 18 at 1 p.m...
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Court Says Google Translate Isn’t Reliable Enough To Determine Consent For A Search

Warrants sound better in the original Klingon.
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The Non-Event Industry Wrap-Up: Legal Billing Software [Sponsored]

The latest from Clio, LawPay, and MyCase.
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Wild rumors claim an unlikely feature is coming to the new MacBook Pros

Rumors about a notch on the new MacBooks are flooding the internet, but do they hold any water? We don’t think so, and here’s why. There’s no FaceID.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Trends, Macbook, Computing, Macbook Pro, MacBook Pros

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