How to use your AirPods' spatial audio feature and experience immersive surround sound

Crystal Cox/Business Insider The AirPods' spatial audio is a feature that makes you feel you're on a soundstage by delivering an immersive surround sound experience. To hear a spatial audio demo, tap the "i" to the right of your AirPods in Bluetooth settings on your iPhone or iPad and choose the spatial audio option. You can listen to spatial audio-enabled content with AirPods on recent iPhones or iPads, as well as on the Apple TV 4K or the new MacBook Pro. Visit Insider's Te...
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Somehow the term "pro-sumer", as it was originally used in commercial electronics like cameras and computers to describe high-end gear that was affordable by hobbyists but had features in common with professional equipment, has gotten absorbed into the term "prosumer", which was coined by Alvin Toffler back in the '80s as a portmanteau of "producer" and "consumer". I blame old-school Apple fans. After the original departure of Steve Jobs, the most expensive Mac models kept trending upward i...
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Drone Used In Attack On US Electrical Grid Last Year, Report Reveals

A modified consumer drone was used in an attack on an electrical substation in the US last year, according to a report from the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center. New Scientist reports: The report, which is being circulated to law enforcement agencies in the US, highlights the incident at a substation in Pennsylvania last year as the first known use of a drone to target energy infrastructure in the US. The location isn't specifically identified, but the dr...
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The iPhone 13 Screen Is a Repair Nightmare That Could Destroy Repair Shops Forever

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: A tweak to the iPhone's repairability that has been long prophesied and feared has finally come to pass, giving staggering new urgency for legislation that makes repair more accessible: The iPhone 13's screen cannot be replaced without special software controlled by Apple. This is a devastating blow to independent repair shops, who make the vast majority of their money doing screen replacements, and, specifically, make the vast majority of th...
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'The Way My Boss Monitored Me At Home Was Creepy'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BBC: Electronic monitoring of home workers by companies is rising sharply, a survey suggests. The government is being urged to toughen the rules -- and ban most webcam use. "It was creepy," says Chris. "One of my managers was watching people's personal computers to monitor what we were doing at home -- all the time, not just when we were working. It was a bizarre way to carry on." When the first lockdown started, the firm that employed Chris -- a 31-year-...
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How to download Roblox on a Windows PC and join millions of users on the gaming platform

Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images To download Roblox on a PC, you need to be running Windows 7 or newer. Roblox is a popular gaming platform with more than 30 million daily users. Roblox is also available on iOS, Android, Xbox One, and macOS. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Roblox is a popular gaming platform with more than 30 million daily users. It offers an array of virtual experiences or games that you can partake in, create, and share with friends, and ...
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N.L. Health-Care Cyberattack Is Worst In Canadian History

One cybersecurity expert says the cyberattack on the Newfoundland and Labrador health-care system may be the worst in Canadian history, and has implications for national security. CBC News reports: David Shipley, the CEO of a cybersecurity firm in Fredericton, said he's seen similar breaches before, but usually on a smaller scale. "We've never seen a health-network takedown this large, ever," Shipley said in an interview with CBC News. "The severity of this is what really sets it apart." Discove...
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Meta Quest 2 Is Already Replacing Oculus Quest 2 Branding

A week on from its Connect conference, Meta is moving ahead with rebranding the Oculus Quest 2 as the Meta Quest 2. UploadVR reports: In last week's keynote, CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed that Meta is the new corporate company name for Facebook. Almost all individual services under the company's umbrella, including Whatapp, Instagram and the actual Facebook social platform itself will keep their names. But, just after the keynote, Meta's Andrew Bosworth revealed that the Oculus brand covering VR ...
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OneAPI/L0, OpenVINO and OpenCL Coming To WSL2 For Intel GPUs

"Intel is gearing up to go to a war with Nvidia," writes Slashdot reader labloke11. "They have their OneAPI and their GPU. It will be interesting... For me, I like competition." Phoronix reports: While Intel Alder Lake is dominating today's news cycle, Intel and Microsoft also announced today that they have brought oneAPI Level Zero and Intel OpenCL support to Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL2) while employing Intel graphics hardware acceleration. Similar to NVIDIA bringing CUDA and their accele...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Intel, Nvidia, Amd, Gpu, Slashdot, Phoronix, Cuda, Intel Alder Lake

IAB Europe Says It's Expecting To Be Found In Breach of GDPR

A flagship framework used by Google and scores of other advertisers for gathering claimed consent from web users for creepy ad targeting looks set to be found in breach of Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). TechCrunch reports: A year ago the IAB Europe's self-styled Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF) was found to fail to comply with GDPR principles of transparency, fairness and accountability, and the lawfulness of processing in a preliminary report by the investigatory di...
Tags: Google, Europe, Tech, Eu, Belgium, Iab, DPA, TCF, General Data Protection Regulation GDPR, IAB Europe, European Data Protection Board

Internet Archive Would Like To Know What The Association Of American Publishers Is Hiding (techdirt)

Last year when a bunch of the biggest publishing houses sued the Internet Archive, in the midst of a pandemic, over their digital library program, I was a bit surprised that the announcement about the lawsuit came not from any of the publishers themselves directly, but rather from the Association of American Publishers (AAP), which is officially not a party in the lawsuit. That alone felt a bit... sketchy. And, now it may be an issue in the lawsuit itself. Last week, the Internet Archive asked...
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Over 50 PC Games Are Incompatible With Intel's Alder Lake CPUs Due To DRM

An anonymous reader quotes a report from PCMag: Intel has posted a release that the hybrid CPU core architecture on Alder Lake can be incompatible with certain games, specifically some protected by the anti-piracy DRM software from Denuvo. This was confirmed in our review of the Core i9-12900K when we tried to run the hit AAA Ubisoft title Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, part of our processor benchmark suite. The game would crash halfway through the test run, or simply not boot in at all. The errors...
Tags: Tech, Intel, Tomb raider, Valhalla, Denuvo, Alder Lake, Denuvo This, AAA Ubisoft, Alder Lake Intel

'Dexter' returns in a brand-new miniseries set 10 years after the original show - here's how to watch the premiere on November 7

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Julia Jones and Michael C. Hall in "Dexter: New Blood." Seacia Pavao/Showtime "Dexter: New Blood" premieres November 7 at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime. The new show arrives eight years after the series finale of "Dexter" aired in 2013. If you don't already have Showtime, you can get your first four months for just $4 a month. Monthly Streaming Subscription (medium, Preferred: Showtime) "Dexter: New Blood,...
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The Honeywell Home T9 smart thermostat now works with Apple HomeKit

The Honeywell Home T9, Resideo’s first consumer thermostat to support remote temperature sensors, has finally brought a long-promised feature to its users: HomeKit. The brand, which is... #resideo #thermostat #homet9 #honeywellhomet9 #honeywell #homekit
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Kohl’s Pre-Black Friday Deal: Google Nest Video Doorbell (Battery) just $99.99 (After Kohl’s Cash)

The Pre-Kohl’s Black Friday Sale Starts today through 11/7! Here are the Offers you can get today only: 15% off your order – GET15 Earn $15 Kohls Cash for every $50 spent! Get Google Nest Video Doorbell (Battery) just $99.99 (After Kohl’s Cash) code does not apply  but you still Earn Kohl’s Cash Pay $129.99 and... Read More
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Google launches DeepMind 2, a pharmaceutical hullabaloo

Alphabet (the umbrella corp that owns Google and DeepMind) just launched Isomorphic Labs (IL). According to the new company’s blog, it’s “reimagining the entire drug discovery process from first principles with an AI-first approach.” In other words: The CEO of DeepMind, Demis Hassabis, is going to run a drug-discovery spinoff. Up front: This seems like a really good thing. DeepMind’s AlphaFold 2 has supposedly revolutionized how researchers study protein structures. And Hassabis is obviously pre...
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Amazon Seeks US Regulators Permission To Launch Another 4,538 Satellites

Amazon's Kuiper Systems asked U.S. regulators for permission to launch another 4,538 satellites that would bolster its constellation as it competes with Elon Musk's SpaceX for broadband-from-space customers. From a report: The additions would bring Kuiper's constellation to 7,774 satellites, the company said in a filing Thursday with the Federal Communications Commission. The companies are joining a rush to offer internet service from orbits near the Earth, spurred in a part by decreasing launch...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, Fcc, US, Tech, Earth, Federal Communications Commission, StarLink, Kuiper, Kuiper Systems

The US Has Big, New Plans To Pull CO2 Out of the Air

Despite the efforts of delegates at this month's climate summit in Glasgow, the world is still careening toward potentially catastrophic levels of global warming. Now, some countries and corporations are turning to new technologies to pull carbon out of the air. From a report: Today, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced a bold new plan to make those technologies, called carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies, cost-effective and scalable with the launch of a new "Carbon Negative Shot" i...
Tags: US, Tech, Glasgow, DOE, CDR, US Department of Energy DOE

Oregon city courting Google data centers fights to keep their water usage secret

Chocolate Factory thirst hidden behind non-disclosure agreement claims Google says responsible water usage is one of its top sustainability goals but the mega-corp tries to keep its data center water usage secret.…
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Will my phone automatically change for daylight saving time?

November 7, 2021, marks the end of daylight saving time, and most smartphone clocks will turn back one hour automatically. Here's how to do it, just in case.
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After 76 Years, Japan Has Aircraft Carriers Again

The United States Marine Corps and Japan's Maritime Self Defense Force made history last month with an epic flight that relaunched Japan's carrier aviation program. From a report: The flight involving the Japanese aircraft carrier Izumo and American F-35B fighter jets marked the first time Japan has operated an aircraft carrier since 1945. Japan was one of the first pioneering naval aviation powers, but its involvement in World War II saw the destruction of nearly its entire fleet battle force -...
Tags: Japan, Tech, United States, Pacific Ocean, United States Marine Corps, Imperial Japanese Navy, IZUMO, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Hosho

The Best Movies Streaming Right Now: The Harder They Fall, Finch, And More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a weekly column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)Another week has concluded, and thank heavens for that. Whenever Friday rolls around, I like to round up a few streaming titles you can check out over the weekend. I'm here to give you a wide variety of options, and this week we have a post-apocalyptic drama, an animated documentary, a violent thriller, a cool new Western, and an underrated sc...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Movies, Germany, Nazis, America, Nasa, Tom Hanks, Tommy Lee Jones, Steven Soderbergh, Nazi, George Clooney, Jones, Benicio Del Toro, Soviet Union, Clooney

Apple Hires Former Tesla Engineer to Boost Self-Driving Car Effort Bloomberg News

(Reuters) -Apple Inc has hired a former engineer from Tesla Inc to boost its car-development efforts, Bloomberg News reported on Friday, citing...
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Navigate uses natural language processing to boost conversion rates: Tech Review

Navigate uses what it learns from phrases, answers and speaking styles, among other written and spoken data points, to categorize people according to Priorities and Learning Styles.
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How does an $8 braided Apple Watch band on Amazon compare to the $100 Solo Loop?

Does spending $100 on Apple's Braided Solo Loop band give you pause? Are you also wondering what a very cheap alternative from Amazon is like? I found out.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Mobile, Wearables, Trends

M2 Max and M3 Max leak reveals how Apple may scale performance with future chips

Apple's M1 Max and M1 Pro chips are performing excellently, but the company isn't done. Apple may produce even better chips with 40 cores in future generations.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, Max, macOS, 16-inch MacBook Pro, 14-Inch MacBook Pro, M1 Max, M1 Pro, M2 Max, M2 Pro

Europe Once Again at Centre of Covid Pandemic, Says WHO

Uneven vaccine coverage and a relaxation of preventive measures have brought Europe to a "critical point" in the pandemic, the World Health Organization has said, with cases again at near-record levels and 500,000 more deaths forecast by February. From a report: Hans Kluge, the WHO's Europe director, said all 53 countries in the region were facing "a real threat of Covid-19 resurgence or already fighting it" and urged governments to reimpose or continue with social and public health measures. "W...
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What are antitrust laws? Understanding the legislation designed to protect consumers and maintain competition

Antitrust laws have been around for over a century and to this day play an important role in upholding a competitive marketplace for consumers. Chris Ryan/Getty Antitrust laws are legislation designed to help protect consumers and foster marketplace competition and have been around since 1890. Antitrust laws are designed to address harmful business practices such as price fixing, bid rigging, monopolies, and other unlawful activities. The FTC and DOJ enforce antitrust laws, and companies t...
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Intel Alder Lake Chips for Desktops Faster Than M1 Max in Benchmarks, But Use Much More Power

Intel last week unveiled its first 12th-generation "Alder Lake" processors with the launch of six new processors aimed at desktop computers, including the high-end Core i9-12900K, a 16-core chip with eight performance cores and eight efficiency cores. While the first 12th-generation processors are desktop class, they still make for an interesting comparison with Apple's M1 Pro and M1 Max chips in the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, as rumors suggest that Apple plans to release a new 2...
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