London's Thames, Once Biologically Dead, Has Been Coming Back To Life

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: In 1858, sewage clogging London's Thames River caused a "Great Stink." A century later, parts of the famed waterway were declared biologically dead. But the latest report (PDF) on "The State of the Thames" is sounding a surprisingly optimistic note. The river today is "home to myriad wildlife as diverse as London itself," Andrew Terry, the director of conservation and policy at the Zoological Society of London, writes in a forward to the report publi...
Tags: London, Thames, Tech, Britain, Npr, Terry, Zoological Society of London, Thames River, Andrew Terry

William Shatner's Crewmate on Blue Origin Spaceflight Died Thursday in a Plane Crash

Last month 49-year-old Glen de Vries travelled with William Shatner into space with two other crewmembers on Blue Origin's sub-orbital capsule. Today NBC News announced de Vries "was one of two men killed Thursday in a plane crash in New Jersey, officials said." Glen de Vries, 49, of New York City, and Thomas P. Fischer, 54, of Hopatcong, New Jersey, died following the small aircraft crash shortly before 3 p.m. in Hampton Township, according to New Jersey State Police... De Vries co-founded...
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The Pixel Fold may not match the Pixel 6’s camera, and that’s good news

We’ve been hearing rumors about a ‘Pixel Fold‘ for years now, but leaks have ramped up lately, suggesting Google may finally be ready to unveil it early next year. But if the latest leaks turn out to be true, the Pixel Fold may not be quite as premium a device as many were expecting — and might not be such a bad thing. Last week, 9to5Google reported that the foldable Pixel may not be using the same giant camera sensor in the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro, instead opting for what appears to be the same old, ...
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Internet of Things Projected To Generate Up To $12.6 Trillion By 2030

From smart home devices to sensor-laden factories, the Internet of Things (IoT) is poised to generate trillions of dollars in value by the end of the decade, according to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). Axios reports: MGI estimates by 2030 the IoT could enable between $5.5 trillion and $12.6 trillion in value globally. About 65% of that value is projected to be created in business applications, like smart factories or offices, rather than consumer applications like interne...
Tags: China, Tech, Chui, MGI, McKinsey Global Institute MGI Axios

Weekend reading: Move on up

What caught my eye this week. T he markets are throwing in the towel on the notion of ‘transitory’ inflation, or at least transitory US inflation. The US consumer price index just jumped 6.2% – the most since 1990 – and alternative measures that strip out everything that Americans actually want to buy show rising prices, too. Some holdouts still believe this could be an American issue. They finger more generous fiscal stimulus in the US. Europe and Asia might yet avoid surging prices, they sug...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, UK, London, China, Germany, Marketing, US, Bank Of England, Best, Bbc, Austria, Britain, Jeremy Paxman, Netherlands

Apple’s do not track policy being flouted by VPNs : Report

The investigation revealed that out of 20 free VPN iPhone apps, only 3 free VPNs respected users’ choice to not allow advertisers to track. Notably, 9 free VPNs shared detailed information about the user, and 15 free VPNs shared basic information about users’ iPhone devices with advertisers. The company identified the 20 most popular ad-supported free VPN apps on the U.S. version of Apple’s App Store. [Via]
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Gmail, Google Chat and other google services hit a brief outage across Europe, Asia and US

Google services- Gmail, Google Meet, Google chat have been hit by outages across Europe, with several users reporting problems across its products. Along with Gmail, Google Chat, Google Meet, Google Groups, and Google Calendar are also affected, with each program showing an alert on the official Google Workspace dashboard. Earlier, in June, outages also hit websites across the globe, affecting news websites and social media platforms-Reddit, Twitch, Spotify, and Pinterest. [Via]
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Leaked Apple patents indicating that the company is working on drones

The US Patent & Trademark Office has published two patent applications from Apple based on drones. In the patent application, the company mentions drones used for various applications including acquiring or sensing information, delivering items, or other activities. While the news of the patents does sound exciting, keep in mind that Apple is known to file a wide range of patents for devices that are never realized. [Via]
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Coinbase Goes Social by Letting Users Tout Crypto Allocations

Coinbase Global is adding a slew of social-networking capabilities, one of which will make it easier for traders to share information about their allocations on platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. From a report: The biggest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange said Friday it's adding a Share button that will let traders detail what coins they own on social networks. More ways of sharing data about trades are in the works as well, the company said in a blog. The effort is likely aimed at harnessing ...
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Slashdot Asks: Should YouTube Remove the Dislike Count?

On Wednesday, YouTube announced a controversial decision to make the "dislike" count on videos private across its platform. While the intent is to better protect its creators from harassment and reduce the threat of "dislike attacks," the decision has been met with a lot of criticism, especially among prominent tech YouTubers like MKBHD who claims the dislike count is a "useful tool to see how helpful a video will be at a glance." Surely, you've searched for a "how-to" video and immediately clic...
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Apple Patent Fights Lookie-Loos With Glass-Activated Screen Blur

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A patent filed by Apple and published Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office details the tech giant's interest in creating "privacy eyewear" that blurs content on a device's screen unless someone is wearing special glasses to look at it. As spotted by Patently Apple, the patent, which focuses on creating different FaceID profiles for various visual impairments, explores a new type of privacy screen. The patent doesn't specify any App...
Tags: Apple, US, Tech, Trademark Office

age - simple file encryption tool by Google

age is a command-line tool that encrypts files. These files are binary, add around 200 bytes of overhead per recipient, together with 16 bytes every 64K of plaintext.
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Google Pixel 6 review: Don’t overlook the cheaper Pixel

Cheaper means not as good, right? That's not necessarily accurate, as the $599 Pixel 6 proves in our review.
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Jennifer Garner Boards Apple Drama Series ‘The Last Thing He Told Me’ in Recasting

Jennifer Garner is now set to headline the upcoming Apple drama series “The Last Thing He Told Me,” Variety has confirmed. Garner takes over the role from Julia Roberts, who reportedly pulled out due to a scheduling issue. The series is based on the book of the same name by Laura Dave. “The Last Thing He […]
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How Feeling Old Could Make You Kinder

When Jen Park was an adolescent growing up in Korea, she was the oldest child in a family with two working parents. She remembers taking on responsibilities that made her feel older than her peers. “I learned to grow up at an early age,” Park explains. “When I was 14, I’d pick my younger brother up from school,” Park says. “I’d be in charge of checking his homework and making sure that he was fed until our parents got home. I’d make ramen for him.” That early experience is one of the things th...
Tags: Google, Parenting, Stanford, Park, Korea, Boston University, Huang, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Daniella Kupor, Szu Chi Huang, Jen Park, Bella Rozenkrants

'Red Notice' is a new action comedy from the director of 'DodgeBall' - here's how to watch the heist movie at home

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. "Red Notice" stars Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, and Dwayne Johnson. Netflix "Red Notice," a comedic heist movie, is available now to watch on Netflix. The movie's star-studded cast includes Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, and Gal Gadot. Netflix costs $9 a month for SD quality, $14 a month for HD quality, and $18 a month for 4K quality. Gift Card (small) Monthly Subscription (small) "Red Notice" premie...
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SCOTT GALLOWAY: Here are the companies I predict will get acquired - and by whom - in 2022

Peloton is one of the companies Galloway predicts could be acquired next year. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent blog post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway talks about which media and content companies he predicts will get acquired. Three weeks ago, "someone" floated the idea of PayPal buying Pinterest. PYPL plunged 5% the next...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Pinterest, Microsoft, Russia, US, Trends, Nike, Tesla, Paypal, Warren Buffett, Jack, Doj, Robinhood, Fintech, Dorsey

How to Use Apple's Legacy Contact Feature to Let Your Family Access Your Photos and Data After You Die

Apple in iOS 15.2 is making it easier for your loved ones to access your personal data in the event of your death with the addition of a Legacy Contact feature. A person set as your Legacy Contact gets a special code that can be provided to Apple alongside a death certificate to unlock your device. The Legacy Contact that you set will have access to your Messages, photos, notes, and other sensitive data, plus the ability to remove Activation Lock from your devices, so it is an opt-in feature ...
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Best Buy Canada Black Friday Prices Now: Save up to 50% off

Best Buy Canada has released their Black Friday prices now,where you can save up to 50% off. Deals so good, they couldn’t wait to release them!  Here are the top deals from Best Buy’s Black Friday prices now early release sale: Don’t miss Best Buy Early Black Friday Deals Flyer: Save up to 47% off on select truly wireless headphones Microsoft Surface Pro 7 12.3″ 128GB Windows 10 Tablet With 10th Gen Intel Core i3/4GB RAM – Platinum, for $699.99, SAVE $290 Fitbit Versa 2 40mm Smartwatch with Am...
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Kohl's early Black Friday deals start today - you can save on Ninja Foodi air fryers, Sephora makeup sets, and Google Nest, plus earn Kohl's Cash to spend later

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Rachel Mendelson/Insider Kohl's kicked off its Black Friday 2021 sales on November 12 with discounts on clothing, makeup, and home goods. Shoppers can earn $10 of Kohl's Cash for every $50 spent and redeem the cash for more savings next week. We're also tracking Black Friday deals from Target, Walmart, Nordstrom, and more stores. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Kohl's Black Friday ...
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Costco Disclosed Data Breach After Finding Credit Card Skimmer

Costco Wholesale Corporation has warned customers in notification letters sent this month that their payment card information might have been stolen while recently shopping at one of its stores. BleepingComputer reports: Costco discovered the breach after finding a payment card skimming device in one of its warehouses during a routine check conducted by Costco personnel. The company removed the device, notified the authorities, and is now working with law enforcement agents who are investigating...
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Nintendo's new Switch OLED has a bigger and better screen, but we only recommend it if you don't already own a Switch

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Nintendo Switch OLED comes in a new white and black color along with the classic neon red and blue. Nintendo The $350 Switch OLED refreshes the original with a better screen and 32 GB of extra storage space. Switch OLED also features a new dock and other small exterior design improvements. The Switch OLED is the best Switch model to buy, but it'll be hard to find during the holiday season. Switch O...
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Apple's 2022 iMac Pro: Everything We Know

Apple is working on a redesigned version of the larger-screened iMac that could bring back the "‌iMac‌ Pro" name to differentiate it from the 24-inch ‌iMac‌ that Apple released in 2021. The larger ‌iMac‌ is expected to have an updated design, M1 Pro/Max chips, and a mini-LED display, and it could launch in the first half of 2022. Design The upcoming ‌iMac‌ will be similar in design to the 24-inch ‌iMac‌ and the Pro Display XDR, according to leaker Dylandkt. It will feature black bezels, an...
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Google says a fix is coming for update that erased major Pixel 6 feature

According to reports from some users, an update to Google Photos removed one of the Pixel 6’s big features: the Magic Eraser tool that lets you remove unwanted objects or people from your photos.... #playstore #pixel6 #googlephotos
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Researchers Wait 12 Months To Report Vulnerability With 9.8 Out of 10 Severity Rating

About 10,000 enterprise servers running Palo Alto Networks' GlobalProtect VPN are vulnerable to a just-patched buffer overflow bug with a severity rating of 9.8 out of a possible 10. From a report: Security firm Randori said on Wednesday that it discovered the vulnerability 12 months ago and for most of the time since has been privately using it in its red team products, which help customers test their network defenses against real-world threats. The norm among security professionals is for rese...
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'Jungle Cruise,' starring Dwayne Johnson, is now available to all Disney Plus members without an extra fee

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Dwayne Johnson in "Jungle Cruise." Frank Masi/Disney "Jungle Cruise" is available now on Disney Plus for all members to watch without extra fees. The movie is inspired by the popular theme park ride, and stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. Disney Plus costs $8 a month or $80 a year. Monthly Subscription Service (small) (VOD Platforms) (small) Disney's "Jungle Cruise" stars Dwayne Johnson and Emi...
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Apple’s latest beta fixes macro mode confusion for iPhone 13 Pro

Apple’s latest iOS 15.2 beta is making the iPhone 13 Pro’s macro mode simple by adding a button to let you turn it on and off . The icon, which looks like a little flower, pops up whenever you’re... #iphone13pro #iphone #ios #zollotechshows
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RedfinNow meets 30-market milestone with Twin Cities launch

Starting Friday, homeowners in Minneapolis and St. Paul can request an all-cash offer through RedfinNow. This is the 12th market RedfinNow has added this year.
Tags: Technology, Minneapolis, Radio, Redfin, Glenn Kelman, St Paul, Select, Ibuyers, Ibuying, RedfinNow, Jason Aleem

Google One subscribers now have enhanced photo-editing tools on iPhones

Google has now added the formerly Android-exclusive Google Photos editing features to the iPhone for Google One subscribers.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Mobile, News, Trends, Google+ Photos, Google One

Windows 11 is blocking an app that lets you switch browsers to Google Chrome

Microsoft has blocked an app providing users with a workaround to a URL scheme that forced them to use its Edge browser instead of others like Google Chrome.
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, News, Microsoft, Windows, Trends, Browsers, Computing, Windows 11

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