Your Brain Uses 'Autocorrect' To Decipher Language and AI Just Helped Us Prove It, New Study Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Debrief: How do we how know to speak and to read? These essential questions led to new research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that uses AI models to examine how and why our brains understand language. Oddly enough, your brain may work just like your smartphone's autocorrect feature. The new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that the function of these AI language models resembles the method ...
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Greenhouse Gas Levels Hit a New High In 2020, Even With Pandemic Lockdowns

Despite a world economy that slowed significantly because of COVID-19, the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record last year, putting the goal of slowing the rise of global temperatures "way off track," according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). NPR reports: The United Nations body said Monday that carbon dioxide had risen by more than the 10-year average in 2020 to 413.2 parts per million, despite a slight decrease in emissions due to the coronavir...
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Shopper says Apple staff hurried him, others to storage room during Boise mall shooting

Inside the Boise Towne Square Mall, there were plenty of folks who heard shots ring out. That included the father-in-law of CBS 2 news...
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New Attack Lets Hackers Collect and Spoof Browser's Digital Fingerprints

A "potentially devastating and hard-to-detect threat" could be abused by attackers to collect users' browser fingerprinting information with the goal of spoofing the victims without their knowledge, thus effectively compromising their privacy. Academics from Texas A&M University dubbed the attack system "Gummy Browsers," likening it to a nearly 20-year-old "Gummy Fingers" technique that can [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
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Facebook says it expects its investment in the metaverse to reduce its profits by 'approximately $10 billion' this year

Facebook will be focusing on the metaverse. Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto/Getty Images Facebook expects investment in Facebook Reality Labs to cut overall operating profits by some $10 billion this year. The unit will focus on Facebook's metaverse ambitions. "The metaverse is going to be the successor to the mobile internet," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said. Facebook will be pouring resources into its Reality Labs project - which is working on the social media giant's metaverse ambitions - to t...
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Facebook made $9.2 billion in quarterly profit, more than analysts expected, even amid its whistleblower saga

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (left) and former Facebook employee Frances Haugen. Matt McClain-Pool/Getty Images/Andrew Harnik/AP Facebook earned $9.2 billion in the third quarter, up from $7.8 billion last year. That's more than analysts expected, even as Facebook faces controversy an internal document leak. The company made most of its money from advertising revenue, which it says might be affected by a recent Apple iOS update and wider economy issues. Facebook earned $9.2 billion in ...
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Display Analyst: 4.7-Inch 5G 'iPhone SE Plus' Coming in 2022, iPhone SE 3 With Larger Display Planned for 2024

Rumors have suggested that Apple is working on a next-generation version of the iPhone SE that's set to be released in 2022, and a new rumor from display analyst Ross Young suggests that Apple will call this device the "‌iPhone SE‌ Plus" even though it's not going to be getting a bigger display. Young says the upcoming ‌iPhone SE‌ will feature the same 4.7-inch LCD display that's available in the current version of the ‌iPhone SE‌, which itself adopted the display size from the now-discontinu...
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Deals: Apple's Latest 12.9-Inch iPad Pro Magic Keyboard Drops to $243 ($106 Off)

Amazon has just dropped Apple's latest Magic Keyboard for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro to its all-time best price at a savings of over $100. The deal is currently available only in black, with the keyboard accessory priced at $242.99, down from $349.00. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. The white version of the Magic Keyboard is currently not discounted, with Amazon li...
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First MacBook Pro Orders Arriving to Customers in New Zealand, Australia and Asia

It's already Tuesday, October 26 in New Zealand, Australia, and multiple countries in Asia which means it's MacBook Pro launch day. Customers in New Zealand and Australia are always the first to get their hands on new devices due to time zone differences, and the new MacBook Pro models are no exception. 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are beginning to arrive to customers who pre-ordered last Monday, and new MacBook Pro owners have been on the MacRumors forums. Image via MacRumors reader ...
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China Quality Restaurant Explosion Destroys Entire Neighborhood

A restaurant in China has wrought unspeakable destruction after a gas explosion killed one person and physically demolished an entire neighborhood, such explosions being quite a common occurrence in China, and usually not even from things most expected to explode. The restaurant was located in Liaoning Province’s Shenyang and the exact cause of the explosion […]
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Argon Fluoride Laser Could Lead To Practical Fusion Reactors

The US Naval Research Laboratory (AFL) is developing an Argon Fluoride (ArF) laser that may one day make fusion power a practical commercial technology. New Atlas reports: The wide-bandwidth ultraviolet laser is designed to have the shortest laser wavelength that can scale up to power a self-sustaining fusion reaction. [...] The NRL's ArF laser is intended for a test facility based on the principle of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF). In this, a bead of deuterium or tritium, which are heavy iso...
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First photos of Apple’s new Polishing Cloth surface on the web

Some lucky consumers have already been able to get their hands on Apple's new Polishing Cloth — and here are some photos.
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CPU Benchmarks: Pre-Release Intel Alder Lake Chip Beats Apple's M1 Max

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: The reign of Apple's M1 SoC at the top of the Geekbench speed benchmarks may soon be over with the impending arrival of Intel's 12th-generation Alder Lake mobile processors. Hardware site Wccftech appears to have been leaked Intel's upcoming Core i9-12900HK mobile CPU, and has now revealed the first benchmarks. The results show Intel's mobile CPU narrowly outperforming Apple's flagship 10-core M1 Max, which also integrates a 32-core GPU and 64GB of...
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Apple’s iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 bring SharePlay, camera improvements, and more

Apple is rolling out iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 with SharePlay, ProRes video for iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, other camera improvements, and more.
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Exclusive: Clubhouse has hired its first general counsel, who was a key early employee at Pinterest

Anthony Falzone is the general counsel at Clubhouse. Clubhouse The social-audio app Clubhouse has hired its first general counsel, Insider has learned. Anthony Falzone is leaving Pinterest, where he was the deputy general counsel, after nine years. Clubhouse's team has grown from eight to more than 80 employees since the start of the year. Clubhouse has hired away a key early employee at Pinterest to become its first general counsel, Insider has learned.Anthony Falzone, who was the sec...
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10 Great macOS Monterey Features Worth Upgrading For

Apple today released macOS Monterey to the public after several months of beta testing, and it brings a whole slew of useful new features and changes to apps like Safari, Maps, FaceTime, Notes, Photos, Messages, and More, along with some great quality of life improvements. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. We've rounded up 10 of our favorite ‌macOS Monterey‌ features, but let us know what you like about the update in the comments below. Erase All Content & Set...
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'Banning Anonymous Social Media Accounts Would Only Stifle Free Speech and Democracy'

Owen Jones, a British newspaper columnist and activist for the Labour Party, writes in an opinion piece for The Guardian: The aftermath of the horrific killing of Conservative MP David Amess should have been a moment for politicians and the public to unite in an effort to protect democracy. Instead, the discussion has been derailed by a push to ban anonymous social media accounts, which would stifle free speech and democratic rights. Threatening online messages to politicians and other public fi...
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China Locks Down Thousands in North to Contain Growing Outbreak

China locked down a county that has seen the most Covid-19 cases in the nation's latest delta outbreak, as an initial flareup in the northwest quickly spirals into a nationwide surge. From a report: Ejin, a county in China's Inner Mongolia region, asked its 35,700 residents to stay home from Monday and warned of civil and criminal liabilities should anyone disobey the order, state broadcaster CCTV reported, citing a local government statement. The small county bordering Mongolia is the current o...
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Apple releases macOS Monterey for Apple silicon and Intel-based Macs - news

Features SharePlay, Universal Control, AirPlay to Mac, new Safari, and more.
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EU Tech Rules Should Curb Cloud Computing Providers, Study Says

By Foo Yun CheeBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Draft EU rules to curb the power of Amazon, Apple, Alphabet unit Google and Facebook should also tackle cloud...
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It's Windows XP's 20th Birthday and Way Too Many Still Use It

Today is the 20th anniversary of Windows XP, and although the operating system reached the end of support in 2014, way too many people continue to use the insecure version of Windows. BleepingComputer reports: Windows XP was released on October 25, 2001, and is considered one of the most loved versions of Windows due to its ease of use, fast performance, and stability. Today, after Microsoft has released Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11, a small but respectable number of people are still using the old o...
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Like a BOS: ODOT will pilot shoulder-running freeway buses

Source: ODOT Story by Peter Welte After two years of planning, Wilsonville’s South Metro Area Regional Transit (SMART) agency is finally ready to turn on their blinkers and drive their buses onto the shoulder. On Tuesday, SMART is hosting a kick-off celebration for the launch of their bus on shoulder (BOS) pilot project with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Starting in November, SMART will be pulling buses on their 2X line off to the side of ODOT’s I-5 freeway when traffic s...
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The Metaverse Won’t Fix Facebook

Facebook continues to battle gale force headwinds. The Facebook Papers still dominate the news cycle and during today’s Facebook Q3 2021 earnings call the company reported quarterly revenue below market expectations (like Snap, the company pointed to Apple’s App Tracking Transparency, or ATT). To counter, Mark Zuckerberg emphasized the company’s commitment to help bring the […]
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Most popular 2021 Halloween costumes according to Google

Google Trends lists hundreds of the most popular Halloween costumes across the country, from Cruella De Vil, Squid Game to witches.
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AI-Powered Tax Research Platform Blue J Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Entity And Relationship Diagramming

This feature allows users to drop common entity shapes quickly and easily onto a canvas, draw connecting relationships between entities, and capture key data related to the entities and relationships.
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iOS 15.1: How to Enable Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio and Apple Lossless on HomePod

Alongside the iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 updates for iPhone and iPad, Apple has introduced a new 15.1 software update that's designed for the HomePod and the HomePod mini. The ‌‌HomePod‌‌ update introduces Lossless Audio and Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio to Apple's smart speakers, bringing them in line with other devices that have supported the features since early 2021. The spatial audio feature, officially available only with the full-size ‌HomePod‌, uses Dolby Atmos to create a richer, more imme...
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iOS 15.1 Features: Everything New in iOS 15.1

Apple today released iOS 15.1, the first major update to the iOS 15 operating system that was released in September. iOS 15.1 introduces new features that were delayed from ‌iOS 15‌ plus it adds camera improvements for iPhone 13 Pro users. This guide highlights everything that's been added in the iOS 15.1 update. SharePlay Integrated into the FaceTime app, SharePlay is a feature that's designed to allow people to do more together virtually using ‌FaceTime‌. There are built-in options for ...
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Anker MagGo: 6 MagSafe-friendly accessories for your car and home

Bored by the few Apple-certified MagSafe accessories like the MagSafe Battery Pack, MagSafe wallet (2021), or the MagSafe Duo Charger,...
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Apple Very Likely to Face DOJ Antitrust Suit

Apple so far has avoided the worst outcome in its U.S. legal battle with Epic Games, but its antitrust woes remain. The Information: In the last several months the U.S. Department of Justice has accelerated its two-year-old antitrust probe of the iPhone maker, according to two people with knowledge of the investigation, increasing the likelihood of a lawsuit. Since summer, there has been a flurry of activity on the investigation as DOJ lawyers have asked Apple and its customers and competitors q...
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What to know about investment banking and the professionals driving the biggest deals on Wall Street

Investment bankers are responsible for analyzing trends, assessing risks, providing strategic advice, and managing projects. Wavebreakmedia/Getty Investment banking is a specific kind of banking that helps companies, governments, and institutions raise funds and execute financial transactions. Unlike retail banks, which can focus on transactions for individual consumers, investment banks help with transactions such as mergers and acquisitions and the issuance of securities. Investment ban...
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