DogPhone Lets Pets Ring Their Owners

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Guardian: [R]esearchers have created a hi-tech option for canines left home alone: a ball that allows them to call their owners on the old dog and bone. The device -- nicknamed the DogPhone -- is a soft ball that, when moved, sends a signal to a laptop that launches a video call, and the sound of a ringing telephone. The owner can choose whether to take the call, and when to hang up, while they can also place a call to their pet -- although the dog ha...
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TikTok not working? 7 ways to troubleshoot

You can troubleshoot TikTok in a variety of ways when the platform isn't working.Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto/Getty Images If TikTok isn't working, there are many potential causes and solutions. The most common step is to restart the app or your phone. While outages are uncommon, checking if TikTok is down might help explain the issue. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. TikTok is one of the most popular social media networks today, but like any platform or app, it c...
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Ford Plans To Produce 600,000 EVs a Year By the End of 2023

Ford CEO Jim Farley announced that the automaker is planning to produce 600,000 electric vehicles per year by the end of 2023, "which will double the number of EVs it originally intended to manufacture," notes Engadget. From the report: According to Automotive News, production will be spread across the Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Lightning and E-Transit. Ford's current EV lineup is wildly popular, Farley said, and the demand is "so much higher" than the company expected. The Mustang Mach-E is selling ...
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First Electric Autonomous Cargo Ship Launched In Norway

Zero emissions and, soon, zero crew: the world's first fully electric autonomous cargo vessel was unveiled in Norway, a small but promising step toward reducing the maritime industry's climate footprint. TechXplore reports: By shipping up to 120 containers of fertilizer from a plant in the southeastern town of Porsgrunn to the Brevik port a dozen kilometres (about eight miles) away, the much-delayed Yara Birkeland, shown off to the media on Friday, will eliminate the need for around 40,000 truck...
Tags: Tech, Norway, Teslas, Porsgrunn, Braaten, Brevik, YARA Birkeland, First Electric Autonomous Cargo, Holsether, Jostein Braaten

Laptop keyboard not working? 6 ways to fix it

A simple restart may be enough to fix a laptop keyboard that isn't working.ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images If your laptop keyboard is not working properly, there are several things you can check to troubleshoot. See if restarting your laptop solves the problem, and thoroughly clean the keyboard.  You can also check to see if your keyboard driver and layout settings need to be changed.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Many computer problems are tricky to diagnos...
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Canadian Police Arrest Teen For Stealing $36.5 Million In Cryptocurrency

In what's being referred to as the largest-ever cryptocurrency theft involving one person, police in Canada say they recently arrested a teen who allegedly stole $36.5 million worth of cryptocurrency from a single individual in the U.S. Engadget reports: The owner of the currency was the victim of a SIM swap attack. Their cellphone number was hijacked and used to intercept two-factor authentication requests, thereby allowing access to their protected accounts. Some of the stolen money was used t...
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New Apple Podcasts Rating Prompt Artificially Boosts App Store Score

With the launch of iOS 15.1, Apple introduced a new prompt for the Podcasts app that asks customers to rate it, and as it turns out, confusion over what's being rated has led to an artificially inflated App Store rating for the Podcasts app. Prior to the October 25 launch of iOS 15.1, the Podcasts app had 1.8 stars and plenty of negative reviews from customers unhappy with the design of the app. Now that Apple is asking customers to rate the app, ‌App Store‌ ratings for the Podcast app have s...
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UPDATE: Broad 329,000-Page Document Request Led to FDA's 2076 'Scheduling Dispute'

UPDATE: While one group of physicians has complained that the FDA is slow-walking the release of vaccine-approval documents, points out you can also see this story from a different perspective: A scheduling dispute related to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for more than than 329,000 pages of COVID-19 vaccine data led to misleading social media posts in November 2021. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a schedule to process and release 500 pages every mon...
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Honor 50 Lite: Google Play Services are back on Huawei's former stablemate but that's nothing to get excited about (the register)

Google Assistant? More like Google Insistent Review  Honor, once the value brand of Huawei but sold last year to Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology, has released the Honor 50 and 50 Lite smartphones, and we're taking a look at the latter.… [Author: Tim Anderson]
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Alphabet Puts Prototype Robots To Work Cleaning Up Google's Offices

The company announced today that its Everyday Robots Project -- a team within its experimental X labs dedicated to creating "a general-purpose learning robot" -- has moved some of its prototype machines out of the lab and into Google's Bay Area campuses to carry out some light custodial tasks. The Verge reports: "We are now operating a fleet of more than 100 robot prototypes that are autonomously performing a range of useful tasks around our offices," said Everyday Robot's chief robot officer Ha...
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Stat Of The Week: GCs Getting Respect

How the pandemic changed the perception of law departments.
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Apple Celebrates Opening of The Grove Apple Store in LA With Ted Lasso Appearance

Apple today opened a new retail location in the Los Angeles area with the official launch of Apple The Grove. Apple has had an Apple Store in The Grove shopping area for close to 20 years, but the recently opened store is in a new location. To celebrate the relocation of Apple The Grove, Apple last night hosted a Q&A event with the cast of popular Apple TV+ show "Ted Lasso," including Jason Sudeikis, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Juno Temple, and more. Apple CEO Tim Cook attended the event a...
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AI can’t tell if you’re lying – anyone who says otherwise is selling something

Another day, another problematic AI study. Today’s snake oil special comes via Tel Aviv University where a team of researchers have unveiled a so-called “lie-detection system.” Let’s be really clear right up front: AI can’t do anything a person, given an equivalent amount of time to work on the problem, couldn’t do themselves. And no human can tell if any given human is lying. Full stop. The simple fact of the matter is that some of us can tell when some people are lying some of the time. Nobody...
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How to scan a QR code on your Android phone or tablet

Your Android device's camera should allow you to scan any QR code.wundervisuals/Getty Images You can scan QR codes on an Android device using the default camera app or the Google Lens app. As long as your Android device has a camera, it should be able to scan any QR code. Once you've scanned a QR code on your Android, you can open the URL or share it. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Over the last decade, QR codes have boomed in popularity. You can find the...
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CDC Panel Unanimously Endorses Pfizer and Moderna Covid Boosters For All US Adults

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: The CDC's independent panel of vaccine scientists unanimously endorsed Pfizer and Moderna's boosters for all adults, one of the final regulatory steps before the U.S. can officially start distributing the doses. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted to recommend the shots. The Food and Drug Administration authorized both company's vaccine boosters for everyone 18 and over earlier on Friday, and CDC Director Rochelle Walensky is expe...
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How to use AirPods with an Android phone or tablet, and even restore some missing features

AirPods can connect to Android phones as quickly as iPhones.Phil Barker/Future Publishing via Getty Images You can connect AirPods to your Android phone or tablet just like any other Bluetooth device. While AirPods work on Androids, most of their extra features — including Siri and automatic ear detection — will be disabled. You can install apps onto your Android to re-enable some of the AirPods' missing features. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Apple likes to...
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Citadel CEO Ken Griffin Outbid a Group of Crypto Investors for Copy of US Constitution

Chicago hedge-fund billionaire Kenneth Griffin said he won a $43.2 million first-edition copy of the U.S. Constitution at a Sotheby' s auction on Thursday -- and now he intends to lend it to a free Arkansas art museum. From a report: The 53-year old founder and chief executive of Citadel caused a stir Thursday when he outbid a large group of cryptocurrency investors who had crowdfunded more than $40 million earlier in the week in a frenzied attempt to win the document, the last surviving first e...
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Sci-Hub: Researchers File Intervention Application To Fight ISP Blocking

Last December, academic publishers Elsevier, Wiley, and American Chemical Society filed a lawsuit demanding that Indian ISPs block access to Sci-Hub and Libgen for copyright infringement. The ongoing case now includes an intervention application from a group of social science researchers who say that blocking the platforms would result in a great societal loss to the country. TorrentFreak reports: Assisted and represented by the Delhi-based Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF), a group of social sc...
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The best Pixel 6 Pro screen protectors

The Pixel 6 Pro is the most premium smartphone Google has ever made, featuring a stunning display. Protect it with one of the best screen protectors.
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How You Can Take On eDiscovery Without Feeling Overwhelmed

It will never be fun, but it can be manageable. Even for solos and small firms.
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Dow Jones Dips As Apple Drives Higher; Donald Trump SPAC Falls Hard; Nike Runs Into Buy Zone

The Dow Jones fell even as Apple stock and Nike popped. The Donald Trump SPAC took a dive. Airbnb stock fell amid rising Covid worries. #runsintobuyzone #dowjonesdips #spac #spacfallshard #airbnb #donaldtrump
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Rockstar Admits GTA Remasters 'Did Not Meet Our Own Standards of Quality'

Rockstar has issued an apology for the "unexpected technical issues" that marred the release of Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition last week and led to the quick removal of the PC version from Rockstar's online store. From a report: Last week, Rockstar said that the PC version of the game was being taken down "as we remove files unintentionally included in these versions." That led to reports that the package included copies of original soundtrack songs that had not been re-l...
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Best Buy Canada Black Friday Flyer 2021 *HOT*

Best Buy Canada’s Black Friday Flyer for 2021 is now out and the sales are live! Click here to view the Best Buy Canada Black Friday Flyer 2021. Some of the good deals in this year’s Best Buy Canada Black Friday flyer include: Lenovo 81WR000ECF was $699.99 now $499.99 SONY WH-1000XM4 BLK was $499.99 now $349.99 LG OLED65C1 4K was $2,799.99 now $2,299.99 SAM TAB S7FE 64G BLK was $669.99 now $429.99 Jabra Elite 75t BLK was $199.99 now $99.99 iRobot Roomba i8+ was $1,099.99 now $699.99 HERO10 Bla...
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Disney Adds Disney+ And ESPN+ To Hulu + Live TV, Raises Bundle Monthly Price By $5

Softening the blow of a monthly price hike, Disney is offering subscribers to Hulu's live TV service access to Disney+ and ESPN+ at no extra charge. From a report: Beginning on December 21, the Hulu + Live TV package will cost $5 more each month. It will go up to $70 with the ad-supported tier of Hulu's on-demand service and $76 with the ad-free Hulu. Notifications to subscribers have just gone out this morning. The new bundle builds on success the company has had with its combined offering of D...
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Dimensity 9000 vs. Snapdragon 888: How new MediaTek flagship threatens Qualcomm

MediaTek's new flagship SoC, the Dimensity 9000, will take on premium chipsets including the Apple A15 Bionic, Snapdragon 888, Google Tensor, and Exynos 2100.
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3 ways to add channels to your Roku

You can download all the most popular streaming channels, like HBO Max and Netflix, onto your Roku.GrandAve/Shutterstock You can add channels on Roku via the device, the mobile app, or the Roku website. Nearly every streaming service is available as a Roku channel — everything from Netflix and HBO Max to CBS All Access and Peacock.  The Roku Channel is one channel option that lets you access paid subscriptions as well as free content. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more storie...
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Android Devices May Soon Show iMessage Reactions as Emoji

The Google Messages app on Android devices may soon start showing iMessage reactions as emoji characters instead of text, according to some digging done by 9to5Google. In the Messages app on iOS and Mac devices, users can add a reaction like a heart, thumbs up, thumbs down, a laugh, a question mark, or an exclamation, all of which show up as annotations to an iMessage. These reactions can also be used on "green bubble" messages from Android users, but Android doesn't interpret them correctly ...
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What Brands Need to Know About Misinformation and Disinformation

if (typeof BingeIframeRan === "undefined") { window.addEventListener("message", receiveMessage, false); function receiveMessage(event) { try { var parsed = JSON.parse( if (parsed.context === "iframe.resize") { var iframes = document.getElementsByClassName("binge-iframe"); for (let i = 0; i  There are no earthworms in beef jerky sticks. It is impor...
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What Apple’s self-service plan means for DIY and third-party repair

Apple’s newly announced Self Service Repair program, set to launch in early 2022, will finally provide individual customers access to genuine Apple OEM parts and manuals for DIY iPhone repairs.... #iphone
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Ask Slashdot: What's a 2021 Movie or TV Show That You Enjoyed Watching?

An anonymous reader writes: Haven't seen discussion on movie and TV shows recommendations on Slashdot of late. Could the fellow readers share some movies and TV shows and documentaries from this year that they really liked watching? Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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