Togo Made a Digital Government Stimulus System In Two Weeks

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a Bloomberg report: In Togo, a nation of about 8 million people where the average income is below $2 a day, it took the government less than two weeks to design and launch an all-digital system for delivering monthly payments to about a quarter of the adult population. People [...] with no tax or payroll records, were identified as in need, enrolled in the program, and paid without any in-person contact. According to Anit Mukherjee, a policy fellow at t...
Tags: Africa, Tech, Bloomberg, Togo, Lawson, University of California at Berkeley, Center for Global Development, Anit Mukherjee, Cina Lawson, LSB- Shegun Bakari, Novissi

Veeam reveals cloud storage use patterns: Azure and AWS for bulk, IBM has ardent fans, Google has … not much

Average cloudy data stash hits 15TB and and median value tripled to over 3TB Data management software vendor Veeam has offered a snapshot (pardon the pun) of how its customers put different public clouds to work.…
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The most common AirPods problems and how to fix them

From static noise to dropped calls, there are lots of AirPods quirks with not-always-obvious solutions. We have plenty of tips to help improve your experience.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, How-to, Home Theater, AirPods, Apple AirPods, Fully Wireless Earbuds, T2E

Drone-delivery specialist Wing lifts the lid on its secret testing facility

Wing has lifted the lid on its secret drone facility used for testing and developing autonomous aircraft for delivery services.
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High Severity BIOS Flaws Affect Numerous Intel Processors

Intel has disclosed two high-severity vulnerabilities that affect a wide range of Intel processor families, allowing threat actors and malware to gain higher privilege levels on the device. BleepingComputer reports: The flaws were discovered by SentinelOne and are tracked as CVE-2021-0157 and CVE-2021-0158, and both have a CVSS v3 score of 8.2 (high). The former concerns the insufficient control flow management in the BIOS firmware for some Intel processors, while the latter relies on the improp...
Tags: Tech, Intel, Intel Processors, Intel Core, SentinelOne, Intel Atom E3900 Intel

Air Cargo Is Suddenly Affordable Relative To Ocean Shipping

AskWaves explains how the gap between air and ocean freight transport has narrowed during the pandemic. From the report: The air rate from China to the U.S. West Coast during the first week of November was about $14 per kilogram, double what it was a year ago, according to the Freightos Air Index. Shipping by air to the East Coast cost about $13, also twice as much as in 2020. [...] Air is usually the mode of last resort, limited to perishables and high-value goods with margins that can cover th...
Tags: China, Los Angeles, Tech, Ocean, West Coast, North America, East Coast, International Air Transport Association, COVID, Ocean Shipping, Freightos Air Index Shipping

Google Earmarks $740 Million for Australia to Mend Ties After Exit Threat

SYDNEY (Reuters) -Google will spend A$1 billion ($736 million) in Australia over five years, the internet giant said on Tuesday, resetting ties...
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Google Commits $740 Million to Australia Months After Threatening Pull-Out

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Google will spend A$1 billion ($736 million) in Australia over five years, the tech giant said on Tuesday, just months after it...
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NYC Passes Bill Requiring 'Bias Audits' of AI Hiring Tech

A year since it was introduced, New York City Council passed a bill earlier this week requiring companies that sell AI technologies for hiring to obtain audits assessing the potential of those products to discriminate against job candidates. The bill requiring "bias audits" passed with overwhelming support in a 38-4 vote. Protocol reports: The bill is intended to weed out the use of tools that enable already unlawful employment discrimination in New York City. If signed into law, it will require...
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The Chip That Changed the World (slashdot)

The world changed on Nov. 15, 1971, and hardly anyone noticed. It is the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Intel 4004 microprocessor, a computer carved onto silicon, an element as plentiful on earth as sand on a beach. Microprocessors unchained computers from air-conditioned rooms and freed computing power to go wherever it is needed most. Life has improved exponentially since. From a report: Back then, IBM mainframes were kept in sealed rooms and were so expensive companies used argon gas i...
Tags: Apple, News, Intel, Ibm, Woody Allen, Msmash, Digital Equipment Corp, Ted Hoff, Nippon Calculating Machine Corp, Federico Faggin Stanley Mazor, Mr Hoff

Android TV starts letting you install apps the way you want to

It's been a year since Google granted us a new Chromecast, complete with an actual UI, app support, and a physical remote. Even with some stiff competition, it's remained one of our favorite ways... #reddit #chromecast #android
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DDR4 Memory Protections Are Broken Wide Open By New Rowhammer Technique

"An unprivileged application can corrupt data in memory by accessing 'hammering' rows of DDR4 memory in certain patterns millions of times a second, giving those untrusted applications nearly unfettered system privileges," writes long-time Slashdot reader shoor. Ars Technica reports: Rowhammer attacks work by accessing -- or hammering -- physical rows inside vulnerable chips millions of times per second in ways that cause bits in neighboring rows to flip, meaning 1s turn to 0s and vice versa. Re...
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Best Black Friday iPhone deals 2021: Sales you can shop right now

November has arrived, and with it have come an early flow of Black Friday iPhone deals. Check 'em out here.
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Nigeria's E-Naira Lures About Half a Million People Weeks After Its Launch

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Nigerian central bank's digital currency has lured about half a million users three weeks after it was introduced in a move to entice people away from crypto currencies. Adoption rate for the Central Bank of Nigeria digital currency called eNaira "has been excellent," according to Osita Nwanisobi, spokesman for the Abuja-based lender. More than 488,000 people have downloaded the consumer wallet -- that's needed to transact eNaira -- while about...
Tags: Nigeria, Tech, Bloomberg, Abuja, Central Bank of Nigeria, Paxful, Osita Nwanisobi, Nwanisobi, Statista About

IBM achieves true ‘quantum supremacy’ with most powerful computer ever built

IBM might have just changed the computing game in a major way. Nobody’s seen a research paper yet, but Big Blue’s quantum department is claiming that its mysterious “Eagle” processor has achieved quantum supremacy. Eureka? IBM CEO Arvind Krishna gave Axios on HBO the exclusive. According to them, the Eagle processor is capable of doing things no supercomputer can do. In fact, per the interview, Krishna says there’s no other system on the planet, classical or quantum, that can do what Eagle can d...
Tags: Google, Startups, Hbo, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Ibm, Eureka, Eagle, Krishna, Neural, Arvind Krishna, Next Featured

Apple Adds 120Hz Scrolling for New MacBook Pro Models in Latest Safari Technology Preview Release

Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced in March 2016, and today's update adds 120Hz Safari scrolling on displays that support 120Hz refresh rates. The addition of 120Hz scrolling addresses a Safari issue that new MacBook Pro owners have been complaining about since the update was released. As many MacRumors readers have noticed, the current version of Safari appears to be limited to a 60Hz refresh rate despite the fact ...
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Russia May Have Just Shot Down Its Own Satellite, Creating a Huge Debris Cloud

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The seven astronauts and cosmonauts onboard the International Space Station sheltered inside their respective spacecraft, a Crew Dragon and Soyuz, on Monday morning as the orbiting laboratory passed through an unexpected debris field. This was not a pre-planned collision avoidance maneuver in low Earth orbit, in which the station would use onboard propulsion to move away. Rather, the situation required the astronauts to quickly take shelter....
Tags: Russia, Tech, Ars Technica, Earth, International Space Station, Houston, Russian Federation, Mission Control, Jonathan McDowell, US Space Command, US State Department Spokesman Ned Price

How to connect any AirPods to your iPhone

The method for pairing AirPods to your iPhone varies depending on the model of your headphones.Crystal Cox/Business Insider To connect AirPods or AirPods Pro to your iPhone, open the case with your headphones in and bring it close to the phone.  To pair AirPods Max, take the headphones out of the case before moving them close to your phone; press the Noise Control button on the right earcup if they don't automatically pair. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Appl...
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A Plan To Perfect the New York City Street

An "achievable, replicable" plan for a city that's embracing public space as never before. Curbed: New York and Curbed recruited a team of designers and consultants, led by the architecture firm WXY, to approach the streets as a matrix of overlapping, interrelated networks. The allure of more humane cities has generated an entire library's worth of plans and pilot projects, both top-down and grassroots, for areas like Downtown Brooklyn and Soho. A few years ago, a consortium of Harlem business a...
Tags: New York, Tech, Brooklyn, Manhattan, City Council, Department Of Transportation, Harlem, Dot, Soho, Downtown Brooklyn, Third Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, Department of Sanitation, New York City Street, WXY, Soho TM

Much Happen in Legal Tech Recently? Find Out As Our Legaltech Week Roundtable Returns After A Two-Week Hiatus

A discussion of the top stories in legal technology and innovation.
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Our commitment to Australia’s digital future

Today, speaking virtually at an event in Sydney, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the Digital Future Initiative: a $1 billion, five-year commitment to Australia, including initiatives to strengthen digital infrastructure, develop Australian technology and talent, and solve global and local challenges. Below is an edited transcript of his remarks.Google’s growing presence across Australia reflects our deep confidence in the future — and the profound opportunities ahead.Growing up in Chennai, I ...
Tags: Google, Australia, India, New South Wales, Sydney, Sundar Pichai, Chennai, CSIRO, Macquarie University, Sonder, Google in Asia, A message from our CEO, Melissa Stone, Wi Fi Australia, Bliss Gifts and Homewares, Westmead Applied Research Centre

Golden anniversary of the microprocessor

I used to marvel at the changes that occurred during the lifetime of my grandparents. Born in the early 1900s, they saw the rise of the automobile, the invention of radio and television, and our first attempts at computers. Now, at the age of 66, I’m beginning to marvel at the changes that have occurred during my lifetime. For example, we’ve now reached the 50th anniversary of the microprocessor. The ad above announces the 4004, 4-bit microprocessor and the 4001 256×8 mask-programmable Read-On...
Tags: Apple, Intel, Computers, Radio, Microprocessors, Steven Leibson

An Inside Look at Today’s Shifting Training Landscape

As the world continues to reopen and in-person activities resume, MLSs and REALTOR® associations, which largely suspended all face-to-face training in the wake of the COVID pandemic, are considering strategies for reintroducing in-person training sessions. With the Delta variant surging in parts of the U.S., and people at varying levels of comfort with in-person activities, real estate organizations are looking at hybrid methods of training. To better understand how organizations are adapting, w...
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Curbio Named 2021 NVTC Tech 100 Company

Curbio has been named a 2021 NVTC Tech 100 company by the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC). The NVTC is the trade association representing the national capital region’s technology community. The 2021 NVTC Tech 100 roster recognizes cutting-edge tech companies in the region who are driving tech innovation, leading economic growth and making a positive impact. “While our nation continues to adapt to our new normal of living during a global pandemic, I am pleased that Virginia continues ...
Tags: Technology, News, Home Improvement, Virginia, Radio, Listing, National, Latest News, Industry News, Real Estate News, Jennifer Taylor, Real Estate Technology, Northern Virginia Technology Council, NVTC, Curbio, Rick Rudman

Microsoft Surprises Gamers With 'Halo Infinite' Multiplayer Launch

Microsoft said "Halo Infinite," the latest edition of the best-selling Xbox alien-shooter game, will be available starting Nov. 15 for multiplayer gaming. From a report: The company, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of the original Xbox console and the first Halo game, said the first season of the game's multiplayer mode will begin Monday with a public test version on personal computers and consoles. Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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Peloton Sues Rivals Over Alleged Patent Infringement Related To On-demand Classes

Peloton has filed fresh lawsuits against two of its rivals, iFit and Echelon. From a report: It alleges that the companies are violating up to four patents it holds related to on-demand classes, one of which it only obtained last week, as Bloomberg Law notes. Peloton is seeking a court order to block sales of the devices until the patents expire, in addition to compensation. In both suits, Peloton accuses competitors of attempting to "free ride" off its technology. The iFit complaint concerns No...
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Apple's Home Services Head Departs Company After Two Years

Sam Jadallah, Apple's head of Home Services, left the company last week after two years leading some of Apple's work on smart home initiatives. Jadallah announced his departure on LinkedIn, where he said that it was "a treat to be an entrepreneur within Apple and to create products at scale." Based on some of his tweets, Jadallah worked on digital key-related projects, such as Apple's recent iOS 15 effort to add keys for HomeKit-enabled locks to the Wallet app. Apple hired Jadallah back in 2...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Home, Microsoft, Linkedin, Roku, Homekit, Home Services, Amazon Apple, Jadallah, Wallet app Apple, Sam Jadallah Apple

Prince Harry says online misinformation is ‘global humanitarian issue’

Duke of Sussex states issue needs to be tackled by policies including investment in local journalismPrince Harry has described online misinformation as a “global humanitarian issue” that needs to be tackled by policies including investment in local journalism and cracking down on super-spreaders of false content.The Duke of Sussex contributed to a into disinformation, which made 15 recommendations after a six-month study. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Media, Internet, Social Media, World news, Newspapers, US news, Digital Media, Prince Harry, Harry, Duke of Sussex

Google's now highlighting Pixel 6-optimized games on the Play Store

Although Google demoed its new "Game Dashboard" as part of Android 12 earlier this year, it's only made its way to two select devices so far: the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Designed to offer a... #android #pixel6 #playstore
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Best Black Friday iMac deals for November 2021

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

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