The Most Detailed Map of Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution In the US

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Pro Publica: It's not a secret that industrial facilities emit hazardous air pollution. A new ProPublica analysis shows for the first time just how much toxic air pollution they emit -- and how much the chemicals they unleash could be elevating cancer risk in their communities. ProPublica's analysis of five years of modeled EPA data identified more than 1,000 toxic hot spots across the country and found that an estimated 250,000 people living in them may ...
Tags: US, Tech, Epa

Zillow Seeks to Sell 7,000 Homes for $2.8 Billion After High-Tech Home-Flipping Business Fails

Zillow is looking to sell about 7,000 homes as it seeks to recover from a fumble in its high-tech home-flipping business. Bloomberg reports: The company is seeking roughly $2.8 billion for the houses, which are being pitched to institutional investors, according to people familiar with the matter. Zillow will likely sell the properties to a multitude of buyers rather than packaging them in a single transaction, said the people, who asked not to be named because the matter is private. The move to...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Zillow, Mike Delprete

US Charging Infrastructure Is Outpacing Forecasts, Study Finds

During the first three months of 2021, the United States installed its 100,000th EV charger. Ars Technica reports on the important electric vehicle milestone: Of course, the actual composition of those chargers is important. It's no good having half a million places to plug in if they're all level 1 (120 V AC) chargers that take days to top up a battery EV. But a new report (PDF) from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has dug into the data, looking at trends to see whether the nation is o...
Tags: US, Tech, Ars Technica, United States, Biden, Department Of Energy, Nrel, Ac, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Nintendo To Make 20% Fewer Switch Consoles Due To Chip Crunch

According to Nikkei Asian Review, "Nintendo will only be able to produce about 24 million units of its popular Switch game console in the fiscal year through March, 20% below an original plan." From the report: Its production has been held up by shortages of semiconductors and other electronic parts amid strong demand for Switch, including for its latest version released on Oct. 8. Nintendo's trouble is a reminder of the far-reaching impact of the global supply crunch that has affected a wide ra...
Tags: Tech, Nintendo, Kyoto, Nikkei Asian Review Nintendo

As Earth Warms, Human History Is Melting Away

Climate change is revealing long-frozen artifacts and animals to archaeologists. But the window for study is slender and shrinking. From a report: Glacial archaeology is a relatively new discipline. The ice was literally broken during the summer of 1991 when German hikers in the Otztal Alps spotted a tea-colored corpse half-embedded on the Italian side of the border with Austria. Initially mistaken for a modern-day mountaineer killed in a climbing accident, Otzi the Iceman, as he came to be call...
Tags: Tech, Austria, Oxford, Norway, Rockies, Yukon, Western Canada, Jotunheimen, Ötztal Alps, Innlandet County

Niantic's 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite' Augmented Reality Game Shutting Down

Niantic has experienced major success with augmented reality game Pokémon Go, a title that still has a loyal fanbase, but unfortunately, its Harry Potter-themed game has not fared as well. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is going to be shut down on January 31, 2022 as a result. First introduced in June 2019, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite allows players to join the Statute of Secrecy Task Force to explore Wizarding World locations in the real world, similar to Pokémon Go. Players need to go to land...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, Harry Potter, App Store, Voldemort, Wizards, Niantic, Wizards Unite, Statute of Secrecy Task Force, Dolores Umbridge Lucius Malfoy Bellatrix LeStrange

Chromebook Linux comes of age

Chromebooks are built on top of Linux, but it wasn't until 2018 that Google integrated the Linux desktop into Chrome OS. Then years went by with Linux only available as a beta on Chromebooks. But, at long, long last with the release of Chrome OS 91, Linux finally become a first-class citizen on Chromebooks.
Tags: Google, Linux, Chromebook Linux

POLL: What should Zillow do with its homes after its iBuyer closes?

On Tuesday, Zillow announced that it would shutter Zillow Offers, its embattled iBuyer program. With plans to unload 7,000 homes at an estimated $2.8 billion, Inman wants to know if there's another way out.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Agent, Zillow, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Ibuyers, Zillow Offers

'Destructive' Cyberattack Hits National Bank of Pakistan

The National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) has suffered what two sources have described to The Record as a "destructive" cyberattack. From a report: The incident, which took place on the night between Friday and Saturday, impacted the bank's backend systems and affected servers used to interlink the bank's branches, the backend infrastructure controlling the bank's ATM network, and the bank's mobile apps. While the attack crippled some of these systems, no funds were reported missing, according to the ...
Tags: Tech, Pakistan, NBP, National Bank of Pakistan NBP

RIP Pixel 3

Google's Pixel 3 phones are being put out to pasture after one final update. #rippixel
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Dropbox Is Adding Folders That Will Automatically Organize For You

Dropbox is adding a feature that will let you add automation to folders so new files are automatically renamed, grouped into subfolders, or more. The Verge reports: The feature is called, perhaps unsurprisingly, Automated Folders, and Dropbox says it can help you (and any co-workers you share files with) stay organized with standardized names and tags. The automation you add to folders can be configured with various rules, so you can tell the system to rename any files you add to the folder foll...
Tags: Tech, Dropbox, Multi, Naming Conventions and Multi

What should Zillow do with its homes after its iBuyer closes?

On Tuesday, Zillow announced that it would shutter Zillow Offers, its embattled iBuyer program. With plans to unload 7,000 homes at an estimated $2.8 billion, Inman wants to know if there's another way out.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Agent, Zillow, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Ibuyers, Zillow Offers

Nike Files For 'Virtual Goods' Trademarks In Shoes, Apparel

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Nike is seeking to trademark its brands for various virtual goods in the U.S., including shoes and clothing, as digital products become more popular. The Beaverton, Oregon-based sportswear giant filed seven requests with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in late October to protect its marks in categories including "downloadable virtual goods" and related services for retail stores and entertainment. Digital items listed in the filings includ...
Tags: Tech, Nike, Bloomberg, Jordan, Beaverton Oregon, U S Patent and Trademark Office

ColorWare Now Offering Custom-Painted AirPods 3 Starting at $319

ColorWare, known for its customization offerings for AirPods, Xbox controllers, Nintendo Switch components, and more, today introduced custom-painted AirPods 3. AirPods 3 are available in a range of custom paint colors, including bright glossy shades, metallics, and matte colors. Every color of the rainbow is available, as are various shades of black, silver, and gold. Each AirPod can be painted a different color, and the case can be customized in a different shade as well. Custom paint jobs...
Tags: Apple, Nintendo, Custom, Colorware, ColorWare Now Offering Custom Painted AirPods

Why Hyundai Is the One To Watch In the Race For EVs

Citing the Korean automaker's "striking designs, interesting battery tech, and robust product pipeline," John Voelcker from The Drive makes the case for why Hyundai "could emerge among the companies that transition fastest to EVs." From the report: Its battery-electrics will come fast, entering the mass market on pace with those from GM and Ford. Hyundai's smart enough not to try to compete in full-size electric pickup trucks, still the last stronghold for the Detroit 2.5, not least because they...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Gm, Toyota, North America, Nissan, Detroit, Hyundai, John Voelcker, Ford Hyundai

Superhero Bits: Eternals Enters Uncharted MCU Territory, Image Comics Writers Form A Union & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)In this edition of Superhero Bits:"Eternals" earns a not-so-great first for the MCUJoker arrives in a new banner for "The Batman" at Warner BrosImage Comics writers have formed a unionAnother actor is returni...
Tags: Apple, Movies, News, Marvel, Robert Pattinson, Batman, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Marvel Comics, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Jason, Cool Stuff, Paul Dano, Richard Madden, Loki

A Patent Story Worth Telling

All thanks to a pair of German producers and the magic of Netflix.
Tags: Google, Law, Intellectual Property, Gaston Kroub, Art+Com

Microsoft ups cloud capabilities for mortgage lenders

Microsoft is bolstering its cloud capabilities with a new offering tailored to meeting the privacy, security and regulatory compliance needs of financial services companies.
Tags: Technology, Microsoft, Radio, Aws, Mortgage, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Microsoft 365, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Finastra, Microsoft Power Platform, Lending DocAI, Microsoft Cloud for Financial Services, Mortgage365

How To Find The Best Research Software For Your Firm

What to buy? When to renew? Here’s how to get the best possible deal. 
Tags: Technology, Law, Legal Research, Legal Technology, Small Law Firms, Jared Correia, ATL Non-Event, Non-Event, Non-Eventcast

Nigeria's eNaira Digital Currency Had an Embarrassing First Week

The eNaira is supposed to live within a mobile wallet, have the same value and be interchangeable with the physical naira for everyday transactions. Nigerians believe the eNaira, which is governed by a centralized blockchain, is part of the central bank's drive to discourage cryptocurrencies' popularity among Nigeria's youth, just like China's effort with the digital yuan. From a report: And so last week, Nigeria's central bank made two types of eNaira wallets available on Google and Apple store...
Tags: Apple, Google, China, Nigeria, Tech, Fisayo Fosudo, Fosudo

Zillow sees revenue tick up as tension mounts over iBuyer fallout

The popular portal raked in $1.7 billion during the third quarter of 2021, though it also lost $328 million — much of it from iBuying.
Tags: Technology, Wall Street, Radio, Earnings, Compass, Zillow, Realogy, Markets & Economy, Select, iBuyer, Zillow Offers, Ibuying

Beats Fit Pro review: The best Beats (or Apple) buds so far

With a secure yet comfy fit and great sound quality, the Beats Fit Pro give Apple fans another superb choice.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Home Theater, True Wireless Earbuds, Noise Canceling True Wireless Earbuds, Beats Fit Pro, Earbuds Review

The Challenges Facing Hiring Managers Today

Even in ideal circumstances, recruiters encounter a variety of hurdles. It can be a hard role, whether it’s dealing with elusive prospects, irritated recruiting supervisors, or futile sourcing campaigns. These one-of-a-kind circumstances have thrown up a whole new set of problems. What is sourcing vs what is recruiting? Sourcing is the process of locating qualified applicants for a specific position. Of course, the role doesn’t have to be accessible or even exist at the time of sourcing, whic...
Tags: Google, Singapore, Sales, Tips

What Do I Need To Know About Setting Up A Data Room?

A data room is storage that will contain important documents related to your business. If you are starting your business, a data room is necessary. Therefore, the earlier you start a data room, the better. Fortunately, data rooms are easy to set up regardless of which provider you choose. To assist you, here are the things you need to know about setting up a data room. 1)            Choose A Virtual Data Room Provider The first thing to do before you start document storage is to select a v...
Tags: Sales, Tech

Common Android 12 problems and how to fix them

Android 12 introduces a wide range of useful new features, tweaks, and enhancements, although it isn't short of a few teething problems. Here's how to fix them.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Trends, Troubleshooting, How-to, Problem Solving, Android 12, Android 12 problems

Zillow to shut down iBuying program Zillow Offers

The move should take several quarters and will also result in Zillow reducing its workforce by approximately 25 percent.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Zillow, Markets & Economy, Select, Zillow Offers

Opendoor plans to hire nearly 100 tech engineers in Canada

The new team members will be based in Toronto and will work on financial platforms and technology infrastructure.
Tags: Technology, Toronto, Radio, Canada, Zillow, Redfin, Glenn Kelman, Industry News, Select, News Brief, Inman Connect,, Opendoor, iBuyer, Zillow Offers, Ibuying

The best refurbished MacBook deals and sales for November 2021

If you’re a Mac fan looking for a cheap laptop, we’ve got the best refurbished MacBook deals and sales here.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mac, Trends, Macbook, Computing, Refurbished, MacBook deals, Computing Deals, Commerce 2021, Dell Refurbished, Refurbished 2021

There’s something fishy about Facebook’s pivot on facial recognition

Meta today announced updates to its facial recognition program that will have sweeping consequences for the Facebook platform — and not in a good way. Meta? It’s still Facebook to me and this move just proves that a dumpster fire by any other name would still smell as sickly. The company’s not stopping the use of facial recognition. Nor is it deleting facial recognition data for more than a billion users. It’s deleting some very specific facial recognition templates — those used to automatically...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Facebook There, Neural, Next Featured

Facebook to shut facial recognition system and delete 1bn ‘faceprints’

Firm says decision is in response to growing concerns over software that identifies users in photos and videosFacebook will delete the “faceprints” of more than a billion people after announcing that it is shutting down its facial recognition system due to the “many concerns” about using the technology.The social media network has been under political, legal and regulatory pressure over its use of the software, which automatically identifies users in photos and videos if they have opted in to th...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Privacy, Social Networking, World news, Meta

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