'iMac Pro' Coming in 2022 With M1 Pro/Max Chips, 27-Inch Mini-LED Display, MacBook Pro Ports and More

The next-generation iMac that's in the works could be called the "‌iMac‌ Pro," according to leaker Dylandkt. The device will feature the same M1 Pro and M1 Max chips that Apple introduced with the MacBook Pro models, and there could possibly be "an added configuration." Apple is said to be using the "Pro" naming to differentiate the upcoming ‌iMac‌ from the 24-inch ‌iMac‌ that was released earlier this year. As it will use the ‌M1‌ Pro and Max chips, Apple considers it a "Pro" device and is c...
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Why Aren't There More Open Source Solutions for Mobile Devices?

A Microsoft software engineer working on open-source technologies recently wrote that "you can find an open-source implementation for (almost) anything. "But the mobile landscape is a notable exception." While there are some open-source success stories, Android being a massive one, only a handful of major companies rule hardware and software innovation for the devices we carry in our pockets. Together, Apple and Samsung hold over 50 percent of the world's market share for mobile devices, a fi...
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The Rolling Stones Recreate 'Start Me Up' Video With Boston Dynamics Robot Dog 'Spot'

Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: 40 years ago the Rolling Stones released the song "Start Me Up" as part of their album Tattoo You. Then over the next four decades they built a reputation as a surprisingly tech-savvy band... In 1994 they became the first major recording artists to broadcast live online using the experimental "Mbone" backbone/virtual network built on top of the Internet, and made one of their new songs available for download on an FTP site. In 1995 they licensed "S...
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The Billionaires Tax Wasn’t New

This article first appeared at ProPublica and The New York Times. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Having stumbled in their attempts to raise taxes on the wealthy in the conventional way, Democrats in Congress moved to unconventional measures. The proposal was to tax billionaires on their so-called unrealized gains — the growth in the value of assets, such as stocks and r...
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Did Trump's Truth Social Network Skirt US Security Law?

To fund the Truth social network, former U.S. president Trump merged it with a special purpose acquisition company (or "SPAC"), reports the New York Times. "The result is that Mr. Trump — largely shut out of the mainstream financial industry because of his history of bankruptcies and loan defaults — secured nearly $300 million in funding for his new business." But there may be a hitch: To get his deal done, Mr. Trump ventured into an unregulated and sometimes shadowy corner of Wall Street, wor...
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Did Trump's Truth Social Network Skirt US Securities Law?

To fund the Truth social network, former U.S. president Trump merged it with a special purpose acquisition company (or "SPAC"), reports the New York Times. "The result is that Mr. Trump — largely shut out of the mainstream financial industry because of his history of bankruptcies and loan defaults — secured nearly $300 million in funding for his new business." But there may be a hitch: To get his deal done, Mr. Trump ventured into an unregulated and sometimes shadowy corner of Wall Street, wor...
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Cable Broadband Growth Is Sputtering in the US, and No One's Sure Why

Something is slowing internet subscriber growth at Comcast and Charter, reports Bloomberg, "raising concerns about an end to what has been a huge growth business." But why? Explanations ranging from a slowdown in consumer spending to competition from phone giants. Slashdot reader JoeyRox shared this report from Bloomberg: Charter on Friday reported 25% fewer new broadband subscribers than analysts estimated and said the overall number of new customers would fall back to 2018 levels. Comcast,...
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Apple MacBook Pro 16 with M1 Max high-power mode benchmark battery ostensibly ends not with a bang but a whimper

The 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro with M1 Max SoC has been tested on multiple benchmarks while in high-power mode. The 2021 laptop managed...
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Google Pays Fines to Russia for Failing to Delete Banned Content

"U.S. tech giant Google has paid Russia more than 32 million roubles ($455,079) in fines," reports Reuters, "for failing to delete content Moscow deems illegal, the company and a Russian lawmaker said after talks on Monday." Russia last week said it would seek to fine the U.S. tech giant a percentage of its annual Russian turnover later this month for repeatedly failing to delete banned content on its search engine and YouTube, in Moscow's strongest move yet to rein in foreign tech firms... Rus...
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The US Is Installing New Power- and Accuracy-Increasing Sensors on Its Nuclear Weapons

new nukes "A sophisticated electronic sensor buried in hardened metal shells at the tip of a growing number of America's ballistic missiles reflects a significant achievement in weapons engineering that experts say could help pave the way for reductions in the size of the country's nuclear arsenal," reports the Washington Post, "but also might create new security perils." The wires, sensors, batteries and computing gear now being installed on hundreds of the most powerful U.S. warheads give th...
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Police Arrest Suspected Ransomware Hackers Behind 1,800 Attacks Worldwide

12 people have been detained as part of an international law enforcement operation for orchestrating ransomware attacks on critical infrastructure and large organizations that hit over 1,800 victims across 71 countries since 2019, marking the latest action against cybercrime groups. The arrests were made earlier this week on October 26 in Ukraine and Switzerland, resulting in the seizure of cash [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
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You Can Now Remotely Access Your Tesla's Camera - and Talk to People

The Tesla Oracle blog reports on a newly-released security feature "that enables Tesla owners to remotely view what's happening around their vehicles in real-time using their mobile phones..." "While you have opened the live camera view of your parked Tesla car, you can talk back to the people in the vehicle's surroundings." The Tesla vehicle will change your voice, amplify and output it via an external speaker installed under the car. Teslas built since January 2019 have this speaker installe...
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Apple Discontinues Intel-Based 21.5-Inch iMac

Apple has quietly discontinued the Intel-based 21.5-inch iMac, which had remained available as a low-end configuration suitable for educational institutions. This leaves customers with the 24-inch and 27-inch ‌iMac‌ models to choose from. A single 21.5-inch ‌iMac‌ configuration remained part of the iMac lineup following Apple's "Unleashed" event last week, but it has now been removed from Apple's website. This configuration included a 2.3GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, ...
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Linux Distros Beat Windows 11 in Phoronix Performance Testing

Phoronix ran some fun performance tests this week. "Now that Windows 11 has been out as stable and the initial round of updates coming out, I've been running fresh Windows 11 vs. Linux benchmarks for seeing how Microsoft's latest operating system release compares to the fresh batch of Linux distributions." First up is the fresh look at the Windows 11 vs. Linux performance on an Intel Core i9 11900K Rocket Lake system... The Windows 11 performance was being compared to all of the latest prominen...
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'A Mistake by YouTube Shows Its Power Over Media'

"Every hour, YouTube deletes nearly 2,000 channels," reports the New York Times. "The deletions are meant to keep out spam, misinformation, financial scams, nudity, hate speech and other material that it says violates its policies. "But the rules are opaque and sometimes arbitrarily enforced," they write — and sometimes, YouTube does end up making mistakes. (Alternate URL here...) The gatekeeper role leads to criticism from multiple directions. Many on the right of the political spectrum in ...
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Best Black Friday iPad Deals 2021: What to buy today

Here are all the best Black Friday iPad deals you can shop today, as well as some important buying advice to help you make the right decision.
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An NFT Just Sold for $532 Million, But Didn't Really Sell at All

A white-haired, green-eyed pixelated character known as a CryptoPunk 9998 just sold for more than half a billion U.S. dollars -- or so it appeared -- the latest wild development in the booming non-fungible token space. But the Ethereum blockchain shows the money from the NFT trade ended up right back where it started, raising the question of why anyone bothered. Bloomberg reports: The process started Thursday at 6:13 p.m. New York time, when someone using an Ethereum address beginning with 0xef7...
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Do the Facebook papers spell doom for Meta – or is it too big to fail?

The explosive documents from Frances Haugen have renewed calls for legislation, but actually passing it is another storyIt’s been a rocky few weeks for the company formerly known as Facebook.First came the Facebook papers, a series of blockbuster reports in the Wall Street Journal based on a cache of internal documents leaked by Frances Haugen, a former employee turned whistleblower. Continue reading...
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What Else Do the Leaked 'Facebook Papers' Show?

The documents leaked to U.S. regulators by a Facebook whistleblower "reveal that the social media giant has privately and meticulously tracked real-world harms exacerbated by its platforms," reports the Washington Post. Yet it also reports that at the same time Facebook "ignored warnings from its employees about the risks of their design decisions and exposed vulnerable communities around the world to a cocktail of dangerous content." And in addition, the whistleblower also argued that due t...
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‘Ted Lasso’ Star Phil Dunster Says Season 3 to Begin Shooting End of January

Phil Dunster tells me that the third season of “Ted Lasso” begins filming on Jan. 31. “Honestly, I’m not trying to be coy, but I don’t know anything,” he said when asked about upcoming storylines on the Apple TV series. “I think they like to keep it fresh. But also Jason [Sudeikis] knows what the […]
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Why you should buy this 8-inch tablet for $69 at Walmart today

Right now, you can get this compact and budget-friendly Onn. 8-inch Tablet on sale at Walmart for just $69.
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Memory lanes: Google’s map of our lives

Google’s Street View helps us navigate the world, but it’s also a portal on forgotten places and secret momentsI am leaning against a wall outside my secondary school in my home town of Canterbury, waiting for my mother to pick me up. She is late, as usual. I rest my head on the stone wall, which is obsidian smooth with the occasional sharp edge. I can feel a flinty knuckle of rock pressing into the base of my skull. I shift uncomfortably in my non-regulation high heels and watch the other paren...
Tags: Google, Technology, London, Canterbury, Google Street View, Mapping technologies, Alphabet

Vaccination Offers Better Protection Than Previous COVID-19 Infection

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: A new study from the [CDC] finds that vaccination provides better protection against hospitalization with COVID-19 than a previous infection with the virus. The analysis found people hospitalized with coronavirus-like symptoms were more than five times more likely to test positive for COVID-19 if they had had recent prior infection than if they were recently vaccinated. The study released Friday examined more than 7,000 people across nine states...
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Top Stories: New MacBook Pros and AirPods 3 Launch, macOS Monterey Released, and More

Following last week's big Apple event, this week saw some of the fruits of the announcements we saw there, with Apple releasing macOS Monterey and the new MacBook Pro models and third-generation AirPods making their way into customers' hands. With the new MacBook Pro models out in the wild, we're learning more about the notched display with ProMotion, the impressive M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, and more. And with Apple moving forward on its next set of operating system updates with macOS 12.1 and...
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Apple may have killed off the iPhone XR, but it still stands the test of time

Apple has sold its iPhones on being long-lasting, so we took a look at how the three-year-old iPhone XR fares in 2021.
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‘Squid Game’ Baby Costumes Are Among the No. 1 Top-Trending Halloween Searches

Red light or green light? Costumes based on Netflix’s smash hit “Squid Game” have soared in popularity this Halloween — and searches for baby costumes based on the ultra-violent Korean drama are currently No. 1 on Google’s top-trending rankings. Google searches for “Squid Game Halloween costume” have spiked 450% in the U.S. the past week, […]
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NASA Wants Your Help Improving Perseverance Rover's AI

NASA is calling on any interested humans to contribute to the machine learning algorithms that help Perseverance get around. All you need to do is look at some images and label geological features. ExtremeTech reports: The project is known as AI4Mars, and it's a continuation of a project started last year using images from Curiosity. That particular rover arrived on Mars in 2012 and has been making history ever since. NASA used Curiosity as the starting point when designing Perseverance. The new...
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Register: How to Save on Tech Expenses by Choosing the Right Product

What: Technology can help support brokerage offerings, but real estate professionals should choose wisely before investing in tech solutions. The wrong move can not only have negative repercussions on your business’ productivity and efficiency, but it can also result in months-long losses—both in time and profitability. Tune in to RISMedia’s next webinar, sponsored by BoomTown and moderated by Verl Workman of Workman Success Systems, to learn how the correct tech solutions for your business will...
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Facebook's problem isn't its brand - it's Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Facebook is rebranding with the new corporate name "Meta." The rebrand is to help the company focus on its metaverse ambitions, and not just social media. Mark Zuckerberg's personal brand could interfere with the company's attempt at cleaning the slate. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg could be the biggest threat to the company's shiny new rebrand.Zuckerberg announced during a virtual company event on Thursday the tech gia...
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Juno Reveals Deep 3D Structure of Jupiter's Massive Storms

Nasa's Juno mission, the solar-powered robotic explorer of Jupiter, has completed its five-year prime mission to reveal the inner workings of the Solar System's biggest planet. The most recent findings from these measurements have now been published in a series of papers, revealing the three-dimensional structure of Jupiter's weather systems -- including of its famous Great Red Spot, a centuries-old storm big enough to swallow the Earth whole. The Conversation reports: Jupiter's Great Red Spot h...
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