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Stanford Engineers Team Up With Michelin-Star Chef To Build Modular Restaurants

Stanford engineers Alex Kolchinski, Alex Gruebele and Max Perham paired up with Michelin-star chef Eric Minnich to start Mezli, a company building fully autonomous modular restaurants. TechCrunch reports: Mezli's prototype robot restaurant is making a minority of the bowls served to customers and is supplemented by a human-powered kitchen. It is up and running and serving customers from the company's KitchenTown location in San Mateo. The machines take up a 10-foot by 20-foot space and are frees...
Tags: Stanford, Tech, Michelin, San Mateo, Pieter Abbeel, Stanford Engineers, Alex Kolchinski Alex Gruebele, Max Perham, Eric Minnich, Mezli, Kolchinski, Zaid Ayoub


Beware: Updating to macOS Monterey Is Paralyzing Some Older Macs Right Now

Several users on social media reported not being able to turn on their devices after updating to Apple's newest OS. #macs #apple
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LG to Offer Free Three-Month Apple TV+ Trial on 2016 and Newer Smart TVs

LG today announced that owners of 2016 to 2021 model 4K or 8K LG Smart TVs will be eligible for a free three-month Apple TV+ trial starting November 15 in the United States and over 80 other countries and regions where Apple TV+ is available. The trial will be available through the LG Content Store and must be redeemed by February 20, 2022. The offer is limited to first-time Apple TV+ subscribers, so anyone who has already trialed Apple's streaming video service cannot take advantage of this ...
Tags: Apple, Disney, Netflix, United States, Lg, Mac Apple, LG Apple, Ted Lasso, LG Content Store, Apple TV Plus


Brazil Pledges To End Illegal Deforestation By 2028

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Yahoo News: Brazil said it was raising its climate commitments on Monday at the start of the COP26 summit, including ending illegal deforestation by 2028, marking a change of tone after more than two years of soaring destruction under President Jair Bolsonaro. Speaking by live video link, Brazil's Environment minister, Joaquim Pereira Leite, said on Monday the country would cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030, compared with a previous commitme...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Cnn, Brazil, Yahoo News, Ibama, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, INPE, Joaquim Pereira Leite, Environment Ministry Brazil, Pereira Leite, Suely Vaz


'Trojan Source' Bug Threatens the Security of All Code

"Virtually all compilers -- programs that transform human-readable source code into computer-executable machine code -- are vulnerable to an insidious attack in which an adversary can introduce targeted vulnerabilities into any software without being detected," warns cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs in a new report. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt: Researchers with the University of Cambridge discovered a bug that affects most computer code compilers and many software development environme...
Tags: Tech, Cambridge, Brian Krebs, University of Cambridge, Unicode, Anderson, Ross Anderson, Bidi


This leaked Lenovo laptop looks awesome, unless you’re a lefty

I’m not a lefty, but I feel for my sinistral brethren. Whether it’s an ergonomic mouse or a fancy controller, the PC industry tends to prioritize right-handed folk at the expense of lefties. A particularly egregious example of this can be seen in this leaked 17-inch Lenovo ThinkBook Plus, courtesy of Evan Blass. Have you guys seen this yet? 17-inch ThinkBook Plus from Lenovo… pic.twitter.com/OElc5ZM3pb — Ev (@evleaks) October 31, 2021 I already don’t know what to make of it as a righty, but I do...
Tags: Startups, Lenovo, Evan Blass, Plugged, Next Featured


Shiba Inu Passes Dogecoin as No. 10 Cryptocurrency

Shiba Inu has entered into the top ten most valuable digital assets by market value, "hitting $40 billion and surpassing its cousin and inspiration, Dogecoin," reports Bloomberg. From the report: Shiba was up another 10% at midday on Monday and has doubled in value in the past week. Most of that gain came in a flurry of trading last Wednesday, when it gained a whopping 66%. Even with its recent meteoric rise -- it's up about 900% in the past month -- each Shiba coin costs just a tiny fraction of...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Shiba, Dogecoin, Shiba Inu


5D Optical Disc Could Store 500TB For Billions of Year

Researchers from the University of Southampton "have developed a fast and energy-efficient laser-writing method for producing high-density nanostructures in silica glass," reports Optica. "These tiny structures can be used for long-term five-dimensional (5D) optical data storage that is more than 10,000 times denser than Blue-Ray optical disc storage technology." ExtremeTech reports: This type of data storage uses three layers of nanoscale dots in a glass disc. The size, orientation, and positio...
Tags: Tech, University Of Southampton, Blue Ray, Yuhao Lei, Optica Optica Publishing Group


Best Mac Mini deals for November 2021

Looking for a compact MacOS desktop? Here are some great cheap Mac Mini deals you can score online right now.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Computing, Mac Mini, Commerce 2020, Evergreen Deals


Best cheap iMac deals for November 2021

Looking to get your hands on a sleek all-in-one Mac computer? We've got the best cheap iMac deals right here.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Computing, iMac, Imac Pro, Commerce 2020, Evergreen Deals


Best student laptop deals for November 2021

A great student laptop doesn't have to cost a fortune. Here are some perfect picks for every budget and taste.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Back To School, Computing, Laptops, SAH, Commerce 2020, Evergreen Deals, BTS 2021


Facebook failing to protect users from Covid misinformation, says monitor

Twenty accounts and groups tracked by NewsGuard gained more than 370,000 followers over past year Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMisinformation and sceptical views about Covid-19 and vaccines has been allowed to spread on more than a dozen Facebook and Instagram accounts, pages and groups that together have gained 370,000 followers over the past year, according to a report.The misinformation and promotion of vaccine hesitancy includes posts in Facebook groups claimin...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Media, MMR, Meta, Andrew Wakefield, NewsGuard, Coronavirus


Apple Discontinues Powerbeats, Beats Solo Pro, and Beats EP

Following the launch of the Beats Fit Pro this morning, Apple has discontinued several older Beats headphones options, including the $150 Powerbeats, the $250 Beats Solo Pro, and the $130 Beats EP on-ear headphones. These Beats headphone options were listed on Apple's online store as of yesterday, but today, attempting to visit one of the links for the products brings up a warning that the accessories are no longer available for purchase. Twitter users noticed the absence of the Beats head...
Tags: Apple, Beats, Powerbeats, Yaroslav Gavrilov


Apple to Start Offering iPhone XR as Loaner Device During Lengthier Repairs

Starting later this week, Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers will be able to offer customers an iPhone XR as a loaner device during lengthier repairs in the U.S. and other regions, according to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors. iPhone XR will be available as a loaner starting November 4, which will be an upgrade over the iPhone 8 that Apple currently offers as a loaner. As a one year newer device than the iPhone 8, the iPhone XR has more modern features like Face ID and...
Tags: Apple, Apple Store, Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Service Providers, iPhone Xr


Tesla Is Letting Non-Tesla EVs Use Its Supercharger Network For the First Time

Tesla launched a pilot project in the Netherlands this week in which non-Tesla electric vehicles will be allowed to use its Supercharger network, representing the first time that the automaker is opening up its proprietary charging stations to EVs from other companies. The Verge reports: Tesla's Supercharger network is often held up as the best possible example of an EV charging network: fast, reliable, and plentiful. But Tesla's network is also exclusive to Tesla owners, meaning someone driving...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Ford, Netherlands, Volkswagen, First Time, Tesla CEO Elon Musk


Squid Game Cryptocurrency Scammers Make Off With $2.1 Million

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: The anonymous hucksters behind a Squid Game cryptocurrency have officially pulled the rug on the project, making off with an estimated $2.1 million. [...] The SQUID cryptocurrency peaked at a price of $2,861 before plummeting to $0 around 5:40 a.m. ET., according to the website CoinMarketCap. This kind of theft, commonly called a "rug pull" by crypto investors, happens when the creators of the crypto quickly cash out their coins for real money, d...
Tags: Tech, Gizmodo


4 Pack Of Apple AirTags For $89 Shipped From Daily Steals

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This memory leak bug is killing performance in MacOS Monterey

While you may be anxious to update your Mac to the latest operating system, it may be wise to hold off for now due to memory leak issues.
Tags: Apple, News, Mac, Trends, Computing, macOS, Memory Leak, macOS Monterey


Google fixes a bunch of Pixel issues with November update, leaves Pixel 3 and 3 XL behind - GSMArena.com news

Today is the first Monday of the month, and you know what that means, right? A Google Android monthly update. These are usually only about security fixes, but not this time around, as there are a... #google #bunch #pixel3 #android
Tags: Google, Pixel


Passionately Stroke Hatsune Miku at the Upcoming Magical Mirai 2021

Otaku may have another intimate dream of theirs realized soon as it was announced that those attending Magical Mirai 2021 will have the chance to stroke the sweet Hatsune Miku wherever they want, an opportunity that any potent male wouldn’t dare pass up. A special Sony booth at Magical Mirai 2021 will allow attendees to […]
Tags: Japan, Technology, Events, Sony, Tokyo, Augmented Reality, Anime, Hatsune Miku, Vocaloid, Magical Mirai


Mark Zuckerberg should quit Facebook, says Frances Haugen

Whistleblower says a new CEO should prioritise online safety over Meta restructureFacebook whistleblower Frances Haugen has delivered her strongest call yet for Mark Zuckerberg to step down as chief executive of his social media empire, saying the business will be better off with a leader who focuses on user safety.Frances Haugen said Facebook’s parent company, rebranded Meta last week, is unlikely to change if its founder remains in charge. Speaking at the Web Summit in Lisbon, the former Faceb...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Business, Politics, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, UK News, World news, Whatsapp, Corporate Governance, Meta, Lisbon, Zuckerberg


Winners Named For 2021 American Legal Technology Awards

The competition launched last year to honor exceptional achievements in legal technology.
Tags: Technology, Law, Robert Ambrogi


It’s Membership Time!

Hey folks, it’s time for the annual unpleasantness: me telling you about kottke.org’s membership program. Five years ago I introduced the kottke.org membership program so that folks reading the site could directly support my efforts here, and it’s been wonderfully successful. Or to put it another way, without that member support, this site would not exist. Thanks to those members for keeping this site free for everyone to read! Why wouldn’t it exist? The online advertising market for small si...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Jason Kottke, Substack


15 Alexa-enabled tech gifts that are perfect for anyone building a smart home

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Headphones, thermostats, and smart speakers are all available with Alexa support. Amazon; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Many brands, like Bose and Ecobee, sell various smart devices with Alexa. These Alexa-enabled products make great gifts thanks to their built-in voice control. Still looking for a gift? Check out our list of the All-Time Best products we've ever tested. Voice assistants make pr...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Trends, Tech, Gifts, Fitbit, Gift Guides, Bose, Anker, Ecobee, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Tech Insider, Time Best, Spotify Amazon Music


Dune Review – Nearly Fanatical Adaptation Still Requires Book

With the release of Dune, audiences now have two efforts adapting giants of the sci-fi genre, and the theories behind these adaptations could not be on further ends of a “faithfulness” spectrum. The Apple+ series Foundation generally believes that Isaac Asimov had a somewhat passable idea for a story, but an adaptation needs around 75% of everything to be not only new, but even directly counter to the original work/s. Dune, on the other hand, though it has a couple of establishing interactions t...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Movies, Movie Review, David Lynch, Dune, PAUL, Lynch, Newsline, Isaac Asimov, Dave Bautista, Timothee Chalamet, Sardaukar, Chani Zendaya, Dune Review, Grieg Fraser


Apple CEO Tim Cook to Speak at The NYT DealBook Summit on November 9

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be one of the speakers at DealBook, an online summit from The New York Times that's hosted by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Sorkin announced today. Cook is set to appear on Tuesday, November 9 at 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and according to the site's description, he will speak on the future of the internet, the next tech innovations, and more.What is the future of the internet? What innovations will make the next leap possible? What battles should we be willing to fight? The lead...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Cook, Mac, New York Times, Tim Cook, Rumors, Dax Shepard, State, Neumann, DealBook, Albert Bourla, Andrew Ross Sorkin Sorkin, General Motors CEO Mary Barry Pfizer


Stablecoins Are a Compelling Payment Option, But They Need To Be Regulated, Biden Administration Report Says

Stablecoins, a popular type of digital asset pegged to traditional currencies, could transform the way Americans pay for everything from cell phones and gasoline to haircuts and cups of coffee, according to a long-awaited report released by the Biden administration. From a report: When regulated, stablecoins could "support faster, more efficient, and more inclusive payments options," said the President's Working Group on Financial Markets, which includes several top economic advisors to Presiden...
Tags: Congress, Tech, Joe Biden, Biden, Cnbc, Working Group on Financial Markets


Apple working on OnStar-like features that call police in a car crash

Apple is reportedly working on a new iPhone and Apple Watch feature that detects if you’re in a car crash and dials 911 automatically. The current plan is to roll out such a feature next year,... #applewatch #carcrash #pixel #gm #carcrashes #thewallstreetjournal #apple #onstar #iphone #google
Tags: Apple


Is jelly scrolling on the iPad Mini really normal behavior? We asked the experts

The iPad Mini 6 is facing reports of a jelly scrolling defect that Apple claims is normal. We asked the experts to weigh in.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Features, Ipad Mini 6, Jelly Scrolling


The iPhone could soon pick up a car crash detection feature that can dial 911

Apple wants to add a Pixel-like car crash detection feature to the iPhone and Apple Watch next year, according to a new report.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, News, Safety, Trends, Apple Watch



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