Decline in demand for office space continues

Many companies are revising their requirements as the pandemic continues to upset business plans The post Decline in demand for office space continues appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Nine WiFi Routers Used by Millions Were Vulnerable to 226 Flaws

"Security researchers analyzed nine popular WiFi routers and found a total of 226 potential vulnerabilities in them," reports Bleeping Computer, "even when running the latest firmware." Slashdot reader joshuark shared their report: The tested routers are made by Asus, AVM, D-Link, Netgear, Edimax, TP-Link, Synology, and Linksys, and are used by millions of people... Researchers at IoT Inspector carried out the security tests in collaboration with CHIP magazine, focusing on models used mainly by ...
Tags: Tech, Cto, Linksys, Slashdot, AES, AVM, Bleeping Computer, BleepingComputer, Asus AVM, Florian Lukavsky

Official Google Pixel Watch marketing images leak

Official marketing images of the Google Pixel Watch were leaked today and reportedly were obtained by a tipster from sources inside Google. The device is expected to be unveiled Q1 2022. #googlepixelwatch #marketingimages
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Comcast Reduced 'Working Latency' By 90% with AQM. Is This the Future?

Long-time Slashdot reader mtaht writes: Comcast fully deployed bufferbloat fixes across their entire network over the past year, demonstrating 90% improvements in working latency and jitter — which is described in this article by by Comcast Vice President of Technology Policy & Standards. (The article's Cumulative Distribution Function chart is to die for...) But: did anybody notice? Did any other ISPs adopt AQM tech? How many of y'all out there are running smart queue management (sch_cake in l...
Tags: Tech, Comcast, Slashdot, IETF, Gbps, Transport Area Working Group

Those Cute Cats Online? They Help Spread Misinformation

"Videos and GIFs of cute animals — usually cats — have gone viral online for almost as long as the internet has been around..." writes the New York Times. "Now, it is becoming increasingly clear how widely the old-school internet trick is being used by people and organizations peddling false information online, misinformation researchers say." The posts with the animals do not directly spread false information. But they can draw a huge audience that can be redirected to a publication or site ...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Ryan, New York Times Now, Melissa Ryan

Google Pixel mail-in repairs have allegedly twice resulted in leaked pics and a privacy nightmare

After game designer and author Jane McGonigal sent her Pixel 5a to Google for repair, someone allegedly took and hacked her device. This is at least the second report in as many weeks from someone... #janemcgonigal #googlepixel #gamedesigne
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Apple AirTags Being Used By Thieves To Track High-End Cars To Steal (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: This week, Canadian police announced that car thieves have been using AirTags to track vehicles they want to steal. York Regional Police (which serves an area north of Toronto) revealed that it has investigated five incidents in the past three months in which thieves have hidden AirTags on vehicles parked in public. Later, the thieves tracked down their targets to steal the cars at their leisure. Other Bluetooth-based trackers have been av...
Tags: Apple, News, Toronto, Ars Technica, BeauHD, York Regional Police

Abel Ferrera And Ethan Hawke On Going To War For Art In Zeros And Ones [Interview]

Abel Ferrera's "Zeros and Ones," a thriller filmed in the heart of the pandemic, is in many ways a novel beast of a film. Dark, gritty, often told in close-ups, the film sees soldier J.J. (Ethan Hawke) digging into the dark underbelly of Rome to find his revolutionary brother, Justin (also Hawke), an idealistic radical who may hold the key to stopping the deadly attack. It's a tense film with a singular vision from director Ferrera, and one that took full advantage of the eerie emptied streets o...
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JetBrains Announces 'Fleet' IDE to Compete with Microsoft's Visual Studio Code

On Monday JetBrains (creators of the Kotlin programming language and makers of the integrated development environment IntelliJ IDEA) made an announcement: a preview for a lightweight new multi-language IDE called Fleet using IntelliJ's code-processing engine with a distributed IDE architecture and a reimagined UI. By Friday they'd received an "overwhelming" number of requests, and announced the preview program had stopped accepting new requests. ("To subscribe for updates and the public previe...
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'Advent of Code' Has Begun - and Other Geeky Daily Programming Challenges

I Programmer writes: December 1st is much anticipated among those who like programming puzzles. It is time to start collecting stars by solving small puzzles on the Advent of Code website with the goal of amassing 50 stars by Christmas Day, December 25th. Raku has also opened its advent calendar and there's a brand new Bekk Christmas blog with informational content on multiple topics... At the time of writing we are only 10.5 hours into Advent of Code's Day 1, almost 50,000 users have completed ...
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Canadian police find a new use for AirTags that Apple will never promote

Canadian police have discovered that car thieves are using Apple's AirTags to track high-priced vehicles to the owners' homes from where they are stolen. #carthieves
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How to check your AirPods battery level

There are several convenient ways to check the battery level of your AirPods, even if you're not near your case. Here's a guide that outlines a few methods.
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Twitter Admits 'Coordinated and Malicious' Activity Weaponizing Its New Privacy Policy

CNN reports: Twitter acknowledged on Friday that a new policy it unveiled this week to protect users from harassment is being abused by malicious actors — days after journalists, left-wing activists and self-described "sedition hunters" reported their accounts had been locked for sharing publicly available images of anti-maskers, anti-vaccine protesters and suspected Capitol insurrectionists. The acknowledgment highlights how Twitter has been caught flat-footed by what it described in a state...
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Hot not-Spot-bot spot: The code behind Xiaomi's CyberDog? Ubuntu

Linux fans rejoice: the smarts running behind Xiaomi's Not-Spot, CyberDog, emanate from none other than Ubuntu 18.04. The Register asked Canonical why not something a little fresher, such as 20.04, and were told by robotics product manager, Gabriel Aguiar Noury, that "the operating system is running 18.04 rather than 20.04 because they are using Jetson, and 18.04 is more compatible for the approach the team had in mind."
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Amazon Ordered to Hold Another Union Vote in Alabama

America's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) "has ordered a new union election for Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama," reports the Associated Press, "based on objections to the first vote that took place in April." The move, announced Monday, is a major blow to Amazon, which had spent about a year aggressively campaigning for warehouse workers in Bessemer to reject the union, which they ultimately did by a wide margin.... In a 20-page decision, the regional director for the NLRB focused ...
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Spotify removes John Mulaney, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, and other comedians from service over a royalties dispute

Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP & Mike Coppola/Getty Spotify's reduced its comedic catalogue, removing hundreds of comedians' work from the streaming service. Comedians like John Mulaney and Kevin Hart are pushing for increased royalties from audio-based streaming services. Spotify is excluding the comedy albums until it can reach an agreement with the organization representing the comedians. Spotify has removed hundreds of comedians, including John Mulaney, Jim ...
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I tried working in a never-ending Zoom call that's like a 'virtual WeWork,' and it made my day more social while maintaining my productivity

Zoom screen of Edit.PartyCache Bunny Edit.Party, a viral virtual work meeting, helped fill people's social need after COVID took it away. The zoom call hosts 50 people on average at a given time from 72 countries around the world. The "party" was not distracting — it actually helped me feel more productive at times. In the thrust of the COVID pandemic, many remote workers sat at home, configuring their homes into office spaces and struggling to recapture the feel of working in-person. As ...
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Will Google ever lose its throne as king of search? is betting on it

Dozens of companies have tried to disrupt Google's search dominance, and none have really succeeded -- but thinks it has an approach that could work.
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Booster Doses are Powerful, May Fight Omicron, Researchers Find

Last week researchers at Northwestern University calculated that one week after a Covid-19 booster shot, median antibody levels were 23 times higher than before the shot. This Thursday the Times of London reported that another study found similar results: Booster jabs "massively" strengthen the body's defences against Covid, according to key results that have raised hopes of strong protection from the Omicron variant. A third dose not only increased antibody levels thirtyfold, but roughly tri...
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Why Movie Dialogue Has Gotten Harder to Understand

"I used to be able to understand 99% of the dialogue in Hollywood films," writes professional film blogger Ben Pearson. "But over the past 10 years or so, I've noticed that percentage has dropped significantly — and it's not due to hearing loss on my end...." Knowing I'm not alone in having these experiences, I reached out to several professional sound editors, designers, and mixers, many of whom have won Oscars for their work on some of Hollywood's biggest films, to get to the bottom of what's...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Tech, Nolan, Mark Mangini, Ben Pearson, Curley, Tenet Interstellar, Thomas Curley

Bitcoin, Ether, Other Cryptocurrencies Suddenly Drop More Than 16%

"Cryptocurrency was down by as much as 20% Saturday, hitting its lowest point in months," reports MarketWatch: Bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market value, was down 18% at $46,571.84 at about 7 a.m. ET, according to data from CoinDesk. It temporarily dipped to $42,000 before bouncing back. Ether, the second-largest cryptocurrency, was down close to 16%. The declines were widespread across the crypto universe. Other widely traded cryptocurrencies including Solana, Dogecoin, and Shiba I...
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From dedicated check-in desks to chauffeured cars, here are the perks Big Tech enjoys for spending hundreds of millions on air travel each year

Delta Air Lines check-in for Amazon and Microsoft employees in Seattle.Alexei Oreskovic/Insider Companies that spend millions of dollars on air travel are given incredible perks from airlines. One such perk is top-tier frequent flyer status that comes with free upgrades, lounge access, and chauffeurs. Amazon and Microsoft even have dedicated check-in counters at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.  Loyalty has its perks, especially when loyalty means spending hundreds of millions of dollars...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Amazon, Transportation, New York, News, Air Travel, Microsoft, China, Planes, US, Trends, General Motors, Flying, Porsche, Delta

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Google Tensor: Is the Pixel 6 outdated already?

Qualcomm's new mobile SoC boasts cutting edge specs but how does it compare to Google's chip. Here's the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 vs Google Tensor. #snapdragon8gen1 #qualcomm #tensoristhepixel6 #googletenso
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Top Stories: iPhone SE 3 in Early 2022, macOS Monterey Tips, AirPower Revival, and More

The rush of Black Friday deals has passed, and while there's likely still some holiday shopping to be done, attention is also turning back to rumors with a look ahead to what we can expect in 2022. Rumors this week included the next iPhone SE reportedly coming early next year and a multi-device charger similar to Apple's canceled AirPower, while we also took a look at what we might see for a redesigned MacBook Air next year. Read on for details on these stories and more! New iPhone SE Repor...
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Where To Get Real Estate Humor, Technology, Marketing and News

With 756 million members, LinkedIn is by far the largest professional network on the Web. While the content and objectives of the platform vary significantly from other ‘social’ networks, it has a large number of company pages and is a great source for professional content. For a real estate perspective there’s no better than the AgencyLogic LinkedIn page. To see more, visit LinkedIn!
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6 easy ways to dramatically increase your MacBook’s performance

If your Mac is feeling slow, we have six ways that you can boost its performance without downloading any extra software.
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends, Macbook, Computing, MacBook Air, iMac, macOS

Israel Halts Disputed Omicron Tracing Through Phone Surveillance

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Israel said on Thursday it was halting the use of mobile phone tracing to curb the spread of the new coronavirus variant Omicron, a practice that had been challenged by privacy watchdogs. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's government authorized the surveillance technology, which matches virus carriers' locations against other mobile phones nearby to determine their contacts, to be used for Omicron cases on Nov. 27. That authorization will not be re...
Tags: Israel, Tech, Naftali Bennett, Reuters, Bennett, Shin Bet, Health Ministry, Israel s Supreme Court

International Space Station Fired Its Thrusters Friday To Dodge More Space Debris

"The International Space Station dodged a fragment of a decades-old rocket body early Friday morning," reports, "continuing a stretch of space debris threats to the orbiting laboratory." On Friday (Dec. 3) at around 3 a.m. EST (0800 GMT), a Russian cargo ship docked to the International Space Station fired for a little under three minutes to lower the facility's orbit and ensure that it would pass safely by the debris, according to statements from NASA and its Russian counterpart, Ros...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, International Space Station, Pegasus, Roscosmos, Kayla Barron, Thomas Marshburn

From NFTs to Apple and the metaverse: Here's what you can expect in 2022

This year has been filled with NFTs, the metaverse and blockchain. Here's a look at what the new year may hold for the entertainment tech you use.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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The $24,000 Hyundai Santa Cruz is a truck that feels like an SUV — making it the perfect adventure vehicle

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz.Tim Levin/Insider Part pickup and part SUV, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is unlike anything else on the market.  It starts at $24,000 and sports a small but surprisingly versatile truck bed.  Combining pickup-truck utility and SUV proportions, it's the perfect tool for weekend adventures.  In just one afternoon with Hyundai's new pickup truck, the 2022 Santa Cruz, three separate people came up to me and asked the same question: "What the heck is that thing?"...
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