Google temporarily disrupts a botnet that infected 1 million devices

Google said Tuesday it has moved to shut down a network of about one million hijacked electronic devices used worldwide to commit online crimes, while also suing Russia-based hackers the tech giant claimed were responsible. Google said the network includes about one million Windows-using devices worldwide for crimes that include stealing users’ credentials, and has targeted victims from the United States, India, Brazil and southeast Asia. The hackers also used Google’s own services to distribut...
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The NIH Director On Why Americans Aren't Getting Healthier, Despite Medical Advances

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: It's Dr. Francis Collins' last few weeks as director of the National Institutes of Health after 12 years, serving under three presidents. Collins made his name doing the kind of biomedical research NIH is famous for, especially running The Human Genome Project, which fully sequenced the human genetic code. The focus on biomedicine and cures has helped him grow the agency's budget to over $40 billion a year and win allies in both political parties. ...
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Google chat in gmail now features 1:1 audio and video calls

Google Chat in Gmail will now let you make 1:1 audio and video calls, Google has announced through a blog post. As a result of the update that was initially announced in September, the users who have enabled Google Chat in Gmail will start seeing the phone and video icons on the top-right corner of a 1:1 chat. You can enable Google Chat in Gmail by turning on Show the chat and spaces tab after going to General > Chats from the settings menu on the Gmail app. [Via]
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Apple AirTags linked to increasing number of car thefts in Canada

Apple AirTags is a great product for users who want to keep track of belongings like their wallets and bags. But it seems the portable trackers are now being used for the theft of luxury cars. A notice issued by Canada’s York Regional Police Auto/Cargo Department details how thieves are using the new Apple device to steal luxury cars, and warn people of the same. After the trackers have brought the thieves to the target vehicle, tools like screwdrivers are reportedly used to enter the vehicles ...
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Apple’s CEO ‘Tim Cook’ reportedly signed five-year $275bn agreement with Chinese officials

Tim Cook, the chief executive of Apple, signed an agreement with Chinese officials, estimated to be worth about $275bn, to placate threats that would have hobbled its devices and services in the country, The Information reported on Tuesday. Cook lobbied Chinese officials, who believed the company was not contributing enough to the local economy, and signed the agreement with a Chinese government agency, making concessions to Beijing and winning important legal exemptions, the report added. As p...
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This Porsche 944 is an excellent retro homage to Apple Computer’s racing days

Photo credit: Syd / @yourfriendsyd There exists an enigmatic artist in the American Northeast with an obsession for creating meticulously crafted images of cars and her terrible Porsche in perhaps equal measure. Syd is among the most creative photographers in the automotive world right now, and her most recent “Apple Car” shoot is all the proof you need to see why.  “That car [the Apple-sponsored 935 which raced in 1980] is kind of how I found my love of Porsche. I love vintage technology an...
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Bond Producers Want To Work With No Time To Die Director Cary Fukunaga Again

Cary Fukunaga might be fresh off of directing the latest high-flying entry in the world of James Bond, but if Barbara Broccoli has anything to say about it, this won't be the last time he teams up with 007. The delightfully named owner of the James Bond film franchise can't stop saying nice things about the "No Time to Die" director, and it seems the feeling is mutual. Fukunaga's Bond film might feel like the closing of a door, but maybe it's also the opening of a window? At the very least, revi...
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Giant Study Finds Viagra Is Linked To Almost 70% Lower Risk of Alzheimer's

fahrbot-bot shares a report from ScienceAlert: Usage of the medication sildenafil -- better known to most as the brand-name drug Viagra -- is associated with dramatically reduced incidence of Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. According to a study led by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic, taking sildenafil is tied to a nearly 70 percent lower risk of developing Alzheimer's compared to non-users. That's based on an analysis of health insurance claim data from over 7.2 million people, i...
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Facing Hostile Chinese Authorities, Apple CEO Signed $275 Billion Deal With Them (slashdot)

Interviews and internal Apple documents provide a behind-the-scenes look at how the company made concessions to Beijing and won key legal exemptions. CEO Tim Cook personally lobbied officials over threats that would have hobbled its devices and services. His interventions paved the way for Apple's unparalleled success in the country. The Information: Apple's iPhone recently became the top-selling smartphone in China, its second-biggest market after the U.S., for the first time in six years. But ...
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Google’s Stadia cloud gaming now available on LG smart TVs

You can now stream games on Google Stadia directly on an LG smart TV with just a controller — no additional hardware required.
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Your LG TV can now play Google Stadia if it’s running webOS 5.0 or later

Have a gamepad handy and a recent LG TV? You can likely now try Google’s Stadia cloud gaming platform — as of today, it’s an app you can download for your television running webOS 5.0 or webOS 6.0... #appstore #googlestadia #geforcenow #gamepad #stadia
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Google Stadia is now available for LG WebOS Smart TVs

As was promised at the beginning of the year, Google Stadia is now playable on the most recent generations of LG's WebOS Smart TVs. #googlestadia
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How to make AirPods and AirPods Pro louder

Are your new AirPods too quiet for your liking? Here are the best ways to turn up that volume to ensure your AirPods or AirPods Pro are as loud as you want.
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Produksi iPhone 13 Apple turun 20% pada September-Okt: Nikkei, Economy News & Top Stories

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) – Produksi smartphone iPhone 13 andalan Apple turun 20 persen dari rencana sebelumnya pada September dan Oktober, Nikkei melaporkan pada Rabu (8 Desember), mengutip sumber yang mengetahui masalah tersebut.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Twitter Acquires, Shuts Down Would-Be Slack Rival Quill

Twitter announced it has acquired Quill, a business-focused messaging service meant to compete against the likes of Slack. According to TechCrunch, "Quill is not making the cut in the acquisition: it will be winding down as an app" as Twitter works to incorporate many of its features into its own service. From the report: Quill notes in a brief announcement on its site that users will be "able to export your team message history until 1pm PST, Saturday, December 11th 2021, when we will be turnin...
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Ubisoft Becomes First Major Gaming Company To Launch In-Game NFTs

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Decrypt: Today, the publisher behind Assassin's Creed and Just Dance revealed Ubisoft Quartz, a platform that lets players earn and purchase in-game items that are tokenized as NFTs on the Tezos blockchain. Quartz will launch first in the PC version of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint, the latest online game in the long-running tactical shooter series. Quartz will launch in beta on December 9 in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Italy,...
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How to turn off Live Photos on an iPhone

Live Photos are three-second videos that take up more space than regular photos. With this guide, we show you have to easily switch them off.
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Meta Details Several Updates to Its Stars Monetization Feature for Creators

Meta introduced a new way to circumvent commissions on in-application purchases from Apple's App Store or Google Play with its Stars store website, which lets people buy Stars--virtual items that enable fans to support creators during videos and livestreams--using Facebook Pay, and not the payment functionality of Apple or Google. Previously, Stars could only be...
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The CIA Is Deep Into Cryptocurrency, Director Reveals

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: There's a long-running conspiracy theory among a small number of cryptocurrency enthusiasts that Bitcoin's anonymous inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto, was actually the CIA or another three-lettered agency. That fringe theory is having a fresh day in the sun after CIA Director William Burns said on Monday that the intelligence agency has "a number of different projects focused on cryptocurrency" on the go. Burns made his comments at the tail end of ...
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AAPL Shares Hit Another All-Time High as Morgan Stanley Raises Apple Price Target to $200

Apple shares closed at a new all-time high today, rising 3.5% to finish the regular trading day at $171.18. Shares have also gained another 1% in after-hours trading, touching $173. Apple's stock is up over 32% this year and almost 14% in just the past month, with the company reaching a market capitalization of $2.8 trillion. It's mostly been a fairly steady march upward for Apple shares over the past several months, with only a couple of significant dips including one last week following wo...
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2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Hello and welcome to the Steamy Kitchen Holiday Gift Guide for 2021. I have put together some of my favorite items to gift (and things that are on my own wish list) for this year! Check out our favorite options below! Happy gifting!    For The Coffee Lover – Ember Smart Mug With Temp Control : $119.00 This is the mug that I use ALL the time and have fallen in love with! I have a classic habit of making a piping hot cup of keto-coffee or green tea, then jumping into work, realizing that an hour...
Tags: Apple, Holidays, Anthropology, Holiday Gift Guide, Quinn, Kitchenaid, Anthropologie, Ree Drummond, Buddha Board, Jaden's Blog, Sandy Coughlin, Original Buddha Board, Pine Vanilla, Baker Brass Magnetic Measuring Spoons, Paws Safe Pit Mitts Hand Mittens, Pit Mitt Hand Gloves

Intel Is Taking Its Self-Driving Company Mobileye Public In 2022

Intel announced that it will take public its self-driving technology company Mobileye, the Israeli company it acquired for $15.3 billion in 2017. The Verge reports: The chipmaker said that by listing Mobileye's shares on the stock market, it hopes to unlock more value for Intel's shareholders. Intel will remain the majority shareholder in Mobileye. In a statement, Intel heralded its acquisition of the company as a noteworthy success, noting that Mobileye's revenue in 2021 was 40 percent higher t...
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Nikkei Does Deep Dive Into Apple's 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Supply Chain Issues

At the beginning of October when device production typically ramps up, Apple cut iPhone and iPad assembly for several days because of supply chain constraints and "restrictions on the use of power in China," reports Nikkei. In a detailed report on Apple's ‌iPhone‌ production woes, Nikkei says that Foxconn, Pegatron, and other Apple suppliers ramped down on production for the first time in more than a decade, with workers getting time off rather than overtime hours as is typical."Due to limite...
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Neuralink and Tesla have an AI problem that Elon’s money can’t solve

Elon Musk’s problems are bigger and more important than yours. While most of us are consumed with our day-to-day activities, Musk has been anointed by a higher power to save us all from ourselves. He’s here to ensure we eliminate car accidents, make traffic a thing of the past, solve autism (his words, not mine), connect human brains to machines, fill the night sky with satellites so everyone can have internet access, and colonize Mars. He doesn’t exactly know how we’re going to accomplish all t...
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Missouri Planned To Thank 'Hacker' Journalist Before Governor Accused Him of Crimes

UnknowingFool writes: Two days before Missouri governor Michael Parson (R) accused a newspaper reporter, Josh Renaud, of "hacking" for reporting about a fixed flaw in a state website, the state government of Missouri was planning to publicly thank Renaud for alerting them of the flaw, emails show in a public records request. Two days later, however, the Governor publicly accused Renaud of crimes. Also in the request, emails show that a day before the article was published the state's cybersecuri...
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Surface Laptop 4 15-inch vs. MacBook Pro 16-inch: Which is better?

The Apple MacBook Pro 16 is more expensive, thicker, and heavier than the Surface Laptop 4, but it trounces it by every other measure.
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Doja Cat’s New Collaborator? Girls Who Code

Gender disparity in computing is an ongoing conversation, with daunting statistics showing that women in STEM are both underrepresented and underpaid. Many experts believe that reaching out to girls and encouraging them to pursue computer sciences at a young age could create significant change in the industry. To that end, the nonprofit organization Girls Who...
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How to set up an Apple TV and Apple TV 4K

The Apple TV and Apple TV 4K couldn't be easier to set up, but there are a few things you should know.
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Apple's Alleged Restriction on Workers' Slack Use Sparks Labor Complaint

By Julia LoveSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple has restricted employees' use of workplace messaging app Slack, hampering workers' ability to engage...
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The best Android apps (December 2021)

Finding the best Android apps for your device can be a time-consuming task. We've rounded up our top 100 apps, with something for every occasion.
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