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Missing 16-Year-Old Rescued After Driver Recognizes Her Viral 'Distress' Hand Gesture From TikTok

"Authorities were able to find a missing 16-year-old girl after she caught the attention of a driver by using hand gestures popularized on the social media platform TikTok," reports NBC News: According to the Laurel County Sheriff's Office in Kentucky, the girl was inside a silver-colored Toyota car when the driver saw her using hand signals known on TikTok "to represent violence at home — I need help — domestic violence." After recognizing what the signals meant and seeing that the teen "appea...
Tags: Kentucky, Nbc News, Tech, Ohio, Toyota, Asheville North Carolina, John Root, Cherokee North Carolina, Laurel County, Laurel County Sheriff s Office, James Herbert Brick, North Carolina Tennessee Kentucky


Truck Carrying EVGA GeForce RTX 30-Series Graphics Cards Stolen

EVGA reported that a truck carrying a shipment of EVGA GeForce RTX 30-Series Graphics Cards was stolen, and warned their users that buying or concealing stolen property is still a crime. They also put out a call, hoping to regain their stolen merchandise, and given the ongoing chip shortage, the heist is certain to tick […]
Tags: Technology, Crime, Money, California, Theft, International, Anime, EVGA


Exploding Drone Used in Assassination Attempt on Prime Minister of Iraq

"A drone laden with explosives targeted the residence of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in Baghdad early on Sunday," reports Reuters, "in what the Iraqi military called an attempted assassination, but said Kadhimi escaped unhurt." The attack, which security sources said injured several members of Kadhimi's personal protection, came after protests in the Iraqi capital over the result of a general election last month turned violent. The groups leading protests and complaints about the re...
Tags: Iraq, Tech, Iran, Baghdad, Reuters, Green Zone, Mustafa al Kadhimi, Kadhimi


FSF Celebrates New Copyright Exemptions, But Renews Call For Repealing all DRM Laws

After the U.S. Copyright Office's once-every-three-years review of allowed exemptions, "We have some good news to share...." reads a new announcement this week from the Free Software Foundation: The FSF was one of several activist organizations pushing for exemptions to the anticircumvention rules under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that make breaking Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) illegal, even for ethical and legitimate purposes. We helped bring public awareness to a proc...
Tags: Congress, Tech, Dmca, FSF, U S Copyright Office, Digital Restrictions Management DRM


Apple Fixes macOS Monterey Bug That Left Macs Unable to Turn On After Update

The bug was related to an issue with the firmware on the Apple T2 security chip, which is used on 16 Mac models released from 2018 to 2020. #t2
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12 Local Marketing Tactics to Attract More Customers This Holiday Season

Competition between businesses gets fierce during the holiday season. This means your marketing game needs to be on point if you want to steal the spotlight from your competitors and attract more customers during this busy time of year — especially if you’re a small- and medium-sized business operating on a limited budget. To help get you started, 12 professionals from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) answered the following question: “What’s one local marketing tactic small businesses can use t...
Tags: Google, Sales, Google Maps, Local Marketing, Andy Karuza, Young Entrepreneur Council YEC, Stephanie Wells, Syed Balkhi, Matthew Capala Alphametic, Google My Business GMB, Kevin Getch Webfor, Chris Christoff, Baruch Labunski, Thomas Griffin, Samuel Thimothy, Lisa Collum


The iPhone 13 Screen Is a Repair Nightmare That Could Destroy Repair Shops Forever (slashdot)

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...
Tags: Apple, News, Society, Kyle Wiens, BeauHD


Senators Tillis And Leahy Raise The Alarm About Judge Albright's Patent Forum Selling In Waco (techdirt)

At times I've been at odds with Senators Pat Leahy and Thom Tillis regarding their view on intellectual property (though Leahy has a good history on patent law -- Tillis... not so much). However, kudos to both of them for recognizing a very, very real problem in the way in which Judge Alan Albright has been engaged in what's been called jurisdiction selling. If you don't recall, Judge Albright, who was a patent litigator before being appointed to the bench in Waco, Texas, went on tour advertis...
Tags: Apple, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Congress, United States, Uspto, Leahy, Mike Masnick, John Roberts, Albright, Waco, Inter Partes Review, Federal Circuit, Tillis, Thom Tillis


'The Problem with the Big Bang Theory'

So how exactly did the universe come into existence? "A recent astronomical measurement recorded in a laboratory at the South Pole is causing scientists to revisit their theories..." writes Don Lincoln, a senior scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory: In the intervening decades [since 1929], observations have only strengthened the case for the Big Bang theory, but they have also made it clear that the theory is incomplete. For instance, in its earliest incarnation, the Big Bang ...
Tags: Tech, South Pole, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, CMB, Don Lincoln, Alan Guth


Arm CEO Says Industry is Spending $2B a Week to Address Chip Crisis

Talking at the Web Summit in Lisbon, Arm CEO Simon Segars said this chip-supply crisis was the worst he'd ever seen (according to an EE Times article shared by Slashdot reader dkatana): The most important thing to do to get out of the woods in this situation and minimize similar ones in the future, he argued, is to improve collaboration between all players in the ecosystem. "We need better collaboration across all players in the supply chain. So, make sure we understand the bottlenecks and buil...
Tags: Tech, Lisbon, Slashdot, EE Times, Simon Segars, Segars


Elon Musk asks Twitter followers if he should sell 10% of Tesla stock

Entrepreneur refers to US proposal for ‘billionaires tax’Nearly 56% of respondents say Musk should sell sharesElon Musk on Saturday asked his 62.5 million followers on Twitter if he should sell 10% of his Tesla stock.“Much is made lately of unrealized gains being a means of tax avoidance, so I propose selling 10% of my Tesla stock,” Musk wrote in a tweet referring to a “billionaires’ tax” proposed by Democrats in the US Senate. Continue reading...
Tags: Elon Musk, Technology, US, Tesla, US news, US politics, US Senate, US domestic policy, US Congress, US taxation, Musk, Biden Administration, sharesElon Musk


Google Chrome users urgently warned to delete browser NOW

GOOGLE Chrome users are being warned to delete the browser as soon as possible amid fears highly sensitive data is being harvested. Phone data is reportedly at risk of being passed on without users… #googlechrome
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As Demand for Green Energy Grows, Solar Farms Face Local Resistance

Hecate Energy's plans for a 500-acre solar farm in upstate New York were cut by 50% "after facing an outcry from some in the community who feared the installation would mar the bucolic setting," reports the New York Times. (Alternate URL here.) The Copake fight mirrors similar battles raging across the country in rural areas like Lake County, Oregon; Clinton County, Ohio; and Troy, Texas. Developers say industrial-scale solar farms are needed to meet the nation's goals to mitigate the rise of cl...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Microsoft, Tech, West, Biden, Hecate Energy, Copake, Lake County Oregon, Clinton County Ohio, Troy Texas Developers, Energy Department Urban


The Untold Story of the World's Biggest Nuclear Bomb

"In the early hours of October 30, 1961, a bomber took off from an airstrip in northern Russia and began its flight through cloudy skies over the frigid Arctic island of Novaya Zemlya," writes the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Slashdot reader DanDrollette (who is also the deputy editor of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists) shares their report on "The secret history of the world's largest nuclear detonation, coming to light after 60 years." Slung below the plane's belly was a nuclear bo...
Tags: Russia, US, Tech, Earth, United States, Hiroshima, Soviet Union, Bomba, Novaya Zemlya, Tsar Bomba, DanDrollette, Drollette


‘Our notion of privacy will be useless’: what happens if technology learns to read our minds?

The promise of neurotechnology to make lives better is growing. But do we need a new set of rights to protect the integrity of our minds?“The skull acts as a bastion of privacy; the brain is the last private part of ourselves,” Australian neurosurgeon Tom Oxley says from New York.Oxley is the CEO of Synchron, a neurotechnology company born in Melbourne that has successfully trialled hi-tech brain implants that allow people to send emails and texts purely by thought. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Technology, Law, Medical Research, Melbourne, Tom Oxley, Synchron, New York Oxley


The Google Pixel 6 doesn't charge as quickly as you might expect

Google's Pixel 6 and 6 Pro appear to charge significantly slower than the company suggests.. #pixel6 #googlepixel6
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Peloton Joins Companies Blaming Lower Earnings on Apple's Tracking Restrictions

Peloton, the makers of an internet-connected exercise bike, saw their stock price drop 35% overnight on Thursday, reports CNBC. "At least four Wall Street investment firms downgraded the stock following Peloton's dismal fiscal first-quarter financial report... Peloton's stock has fallen 63% year to date." The company had cut its annual revenue forecast — by $1 billion — and lowered its projections for both profit margins and paying subscribers. Bloomberg reports: At best, Peloton currently exp...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Tech, Bloomberg, Att, Gizmodo, Financial Times, Cnbc, Apple Inc, Bloomberg News, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Sandberg, Peloton, Snap Facebook Twitter


A US/Foreign Government Operation Hijacked the Servers of a Major Ransomware Gang

The U.S. Department of Defense's internet-defending Cyber Command teamed with "a foreign government" in two operations which shut down a major overseas ransomware group by hijacking its servers, reports the Washington Post. Several U.S. officials told the Post the operation left the ransomware gang's leaders "too frightened of identification and arrest to stay in business." "Domains hijacked from REvil," wrote 0_neday, an REvil leader, on a Russian-language forum popular with cyber criminals, o...
Tags: Post, Washington Post, Germany, Russia, US, Tech, Fbi, Crimea, Reuters, U S Department of Defense, U S Cyber Command, Dmitri Alperovitch, Aspen Security Forum, Cyber Command, Colonial Pipeline, Paul Nakasone


US Passes Massive Infrastructure Bill, Investing in Clean Energy, Electric Cars, and Broadband Internet

Late Friday night U.S. Congressmen passed a long-awaited Bipartisan Infrastructure bill. "The infrastructure package contains $550 billion in entirely new investments, including money for electric-car charging stations and zero-emission school buses," reports the Washington Post. "The spending is mostly paid for — without raising taxes. The bulk of the funding comes from repurposing unspent coronavirus relief money and tightening enforcement on reporting gains from cryptocurrency investments."...
Tags: Washington Post, White House, US, America, Tech, United States, Biden, Clean Energy Electric Cars


Apple’s handy AirTag Loop is selling for a low price at Amazon

Plus, the Xbox Elite Series 2 controller has hit a record low. #amazonplus #airtagloop #xboxelite
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Is Modern Software Development Too Complex?

"It has never been more difficult to be a software developer than it is today," says Nigel Simpson, a former director of enterprise technology strategy at Walt Disney. And they're not the only one who thinks so, writes the U.K. Group editor of InfoWorld: "Complexity kills," Lotus Notes creator and Microsoft veteran Ray Ozzie famously wrote in a 2005 internal memo. "It sucks the life out of developers; it makes products difficult to plan, build, and test; it introduces security challenges; and ...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Java, InfoWorld, Walt Disney, Werner Vogels, Ray Ozzie, Ozzie, Grady, Stephen O Grady, Amazon CTO, Emily Freeman, Nigel Simpson, U K Group


FDA Approves First Psilocin Clinical Trial

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Green Market Report: Exclusively-natural psychedelic drug discovery company Filament Health Corp. received authorization from the FDA authorization to initiate the first clinical trial using naturally-sourced psychedelic substances. The news caused the stock to jump over 11% in early trading. The company said that this approval is the first for the direct administration of psilocin rather than its prodrug psilocybin and will administer Filament's three pr...
Tags: Tech, Fda, University of California San Francisco UCSF, Filament Health Corp, Translational Psychedelic Research Program, Benjamin Lightburn


Top Stories: New iMac Pro Rumor, Beats Fit Pro, New HomePod Mini Colors, and More

This week saw a good mix of Apple news and rumors, including some product launches with the Beats Fit Pro and new HomePod mini colors. We also heard some rumored details for the next version of Apple's big iMac, which could see the return of the "iMac Pro" name. Other popular stories this week included Apple executives talking about why we haven't seen Face ID and touchscreens come to the Mac, and well as news that Apple has quietly discontinued its Intel-based 21.5-inch iMac, so read on for ...
Tags: Apple, UK, Featured, Intel, United States, Top Stories, Apple Store, Joanna Stern, Mac Apple, Greg Joswiak, John Ternus, MacRumors Newsletter Each, Ken Pillonel, Pillonel, Apple Store Pickup HomePod, Inch iMac Apple


Google Assistant on Pixels has gained a handy new shortcut

The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro have been in our hands firmly for a few weeks now, but we keep discovering new stuff in both the hardware and the software. As it turns out, Android 12 gives the Assistant on... #thepixel6 #android12
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People are sharing pictures of their dented 'smartphone pinky' after holding their phones, so asked doctors what the deal is

Anthony Jackson for Insider Social-media users are posting photos of their pinkies with pronounced dents in them. They claim indentations are caused by holding their phones for hours on end. Doctors say it's temporary and nothing to worry about, but warned excessive phone use can cause other health issues. People who use their phones a lot are posting to social media concerned that they might have something they've dubbed "smartphone pinky."Twitter users are posting photos of ind...
Tags: Iphone, Twitter, Science, Technology, News, Medical, Trends, Tech, Phone, Smartphone, Hand, University Of Chicago, Herald, Benson, Anthony Jackson, Tech Insider


YPhone Toy Phone for Kids (Review)

YPhone toy phone is the latest craze among kids this year! Yphone is the first professional take on a regular smartphone and considering the phone features, it has become very popular as a gifting choice among parents. Children always imitate their parents and if they see you speaking on a mobile phone, then they will... Read more »
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GoPro Hero 10 Camera: Exciting New Features (Review)

The GoPro Hero 10 is a new camera that has gone through a lot of changes from the previous models. It has improved the overall design and usability, making it... Read more »
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For $150 per month, this fitness app gives you on-demand access to a personal trainer, who will kick you into shape day and night

Future members get unlimited access to a personal trainer who helps manage your day-to-day health. Future Future, which costs $150 a month, is one of the most expensive apps on the Apple store. Those who sign up get unlimited access to a personal trainer who curates weekly routines. Members are also loaned an Apple Watch upon joining so their coach can ensure they're exercising. Most people struggle to find time to exercise during the busy work week. And while hybrid or remote work a...
Tags: Apple, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, Fitness, California, Trends, Tech, Tennessee, Running, Exercise, Facetime, Apple Store, Fitness App, Personal Trainer, Mandal


‘I went from having to borrow money to making $4m in a day’: how NFTs are shaking up the art world

Digital art is a billion-dollar business, with everyone from Paris Hilton to Damien Hirst trading in ‘non-fungible tokens’. But are NFTs just a get-rich-quick scheme masquerading as culture?“It’s actually a lot simpler than you think.” It’s a Tuesday afternoon, and somewhat to my surprise, I’m on the phone to Paris Hilton, who is graciously explaining the world of NFTs.Hilton is many things – a reality star, an heiress, an unlikely lockdown fitness guru who uses designer handbags instead of weig...
Tags: Art, Business, Technology, Internet, Economics, Life and style, E-commerce, Culture, Art and design, Hilton, Andy Warhol, Paris Hilton, Cryptocurrencies, Damien Hirst, Digital Art, Jonathan Yeo


Google sank billions into flailing 'moonshot projects' after it rebranded to Alphabet. Facebook, now Meta, could face the same fate.

Mark Zuckerberg showing his 'metaverse' avatar during Connect 2021 Facebook Google rebranded in 2015 to invest in ambitious projects like Loon, Nest, and Waymo. But many of its projects have shuttered, sunk cash, or been reabsorbed into Google. Facebook, now Meta, will need to make sure it doesn't face the same fate. Meta, formerly known as Facebook, is betting big on the metaverse.That's why it changed its name: to reflect its goal of expanding into what will succeed the ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Trends, Bloomberg, Meta, Loon, Cnbc, Alphabet, Zuckerberg, Google Facebook, Facebook Google, Whitney Tilson, Tilson, Tech Insider



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