Revisiting the 'Tsar Bomba' Nuclear Test

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The detonation of the first nuclear bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 is seared into our collective memory, and the world has been haunted by the prospect of a devastating nuclear apocalypse ever since. Less well-known but equally significant from a nuclear arms race standpoint was the Soviet Union's successful detonation of a hydrogen "superbomb" in the wee hours of October 30, 1961. Dubbed "Tsar Bomba" (loosely translated, "...
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Google says it will bring Android games to Windows in 2022

Google announced today that is building a Google Play Games app for Windows, which will allow playing Android games on PCs. #android #googleplaygames
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Google has told employees the company will not hike pay across the board to match to inflation: CNBC

Google's vice president of compensation said there are no plans for an across-the-board adjustment. The executive acknowledged inflation concerns but said increments will be performance-based. The issue was addressed at a special meeting on Tuesday, CNBC reported. Tech giant Google has told employees it does not intend to adjust salaries across-the-board to match inflation, according to audio of an internal Google meeting obtained by CNBC.The issue was raised at a special meeting Tuesday wh...
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Google Play Games is coming to Windows PCs in 2022

In a major cross-platform move, Google is bringing Google Play games to Windows PCs, starting next year. 
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Google is bringing Android games to Windows in 2022

Google is planning to bring Android games to Windows PCs next year. A Google Play Games app will be available in 2022, built by Google to allow games from Google Play to run on Windows laptops,... #greghartrell #chromebook #windowspcs #googleplaygames #android
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Taiwan, the world's biggest chip-maker, just set up a new trade framework with the US amid tensions with China

Flags of Taiwan and the United States.Tyrone Siu/Reuters The US and Taiwan have committed to supporting supply chains for chips. The framework comes amid heightened tensions between China and Taiwan. US defense official Ely Ratner said Taiwan's free-market economy is "integral" to the world. The US and Taiwan have set up a new trade and investment framework as the island's tensions with China escalate.The Technology Trade and Investment Collaboration (TTIC) framework was announced in ...
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Deck the Halls with Data

In this Marketing Over Coffee: In this episode learn about The 12 Days of Data, Google Discover, and more! Direct Link to File Brought to you by our sponsors: UserTesting and LinkedIn Black Friday weekend down but holiday season up? Cyber Week may be giving way to Cyber Month 12 Days of Data 6:28 Experience what your customers experience with UserTesting. The UserTesting Human Insight Platform lets you understand it all from their perspective. And it allows you to target your exact a...
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Visa Launches Crypto Consulting Services

Visa is launching new consulting and advisory services to help its clients navigate the world of cryptocurrencies. CNBC reports: The payments processor said Wednesday its crypto advisory practice, housed within its consulting and analytics division, will offer advice to financial institutions, retailers and other firms on everything from rolling out crypto features to exploring non-fungible tokens. The move marks Visa's latest attempt to push deeper into the crypto industry. From Oct. 1, 2020 to...
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FDA Clears AstraZeneca's COVID-19 Antibody Treatment For Immunocompromised

The Food and Drug Administration authorized the first injectable monoclonal antibody cocktail for long-term prevention of Covid-19 among people with weakened immune systems before they have been exposed to the coronavirus. NBC News reports: The FDA issued an emergency use authorization Wednesday for AstraZeneca's antibody cocktail, Evusheld, for what is known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, against Covid-19. To date, such laboratory-produced antibodies have been authorized only as early tr...
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NYC, Facing Housing Crisis, Targets Illegal Airbnb Owners

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Airbnb recently announced that it had its best quarter ever, reflecting a surging thirst for travel and tourism as the pandemic's grip loosens. But in New York City, the company is at the center of a different narrative: City leaders, after fighting for years to limit the proliferation of illegal short-term rentals, are poised to impose more stringent restrictions on the online platform. The City Council on Thursday is expected to appr...
Tags: New York, Boston, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, New York Times, Airbnb, City Council, Smith, New York State, Stephen Smith, Santa Monica Calif, Santa Monica Boston, Quantierra


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Apple Rolls Out Updated Maps Interface in Australia

Apple today announced that it has expanded its updated Apple Maps app to Australia, with Maps now offering more detailed road coverage, improved navigation, three-dimensional landmarks, and improved views of parks, buildings, airports, shopping centers, and more. "Apple Maps is the best way to explore and navigate the world, all while protecting your privacy. We are excited to bring this experience to even more users with today's rollout in Australia," said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice preside...
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How to reset your iPhone

We've learned a lot about the iPhone over the years, but it's good to have a strong grasp on the basics. Here's a simple guide on how to reset your iPhone.
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Tyson Foods To Spend $1.3 Billion To Automate Meat Plants

Tyson Foods plans to spend more than $1.3 billion to increase automation in meat plants over the next three years, Chief Executive Donnie King said on Thursday, as a U.S. labor shortage has limited production while demand is booming. Reuters reports: Meat processors have been unable to find enough workers for the past two years due to the tight labor market and health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tyson expects to boost production and reduce labor costs by expanding automation, with cum...
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Long Before The Pandemic, I Started A Virtual Law Firm To Accommodate Working Moms Like Me

When we apply the same creativity and compassion we have for our clients to ourselves, we can reach new heights at the office and home, even if the office is home. The post Long Before The Pandemic, I Started A Virtual Law Firm To Accommodate Working Moms Like Me appeared first on Above the Law.
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Instagram’s Playback takes on Spotify’s 2021 recap feature

Instagram joins Spotify with its own yearly recap feature, dubbed Playback. It's available through New Year's Eve.
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Amazon Web Services Outage Affects Small Business

The outage of Amazon Web Services (AWS) affected small businesses. Why, because AWS provides servers, storage, networking, remote computing, email, mobile development, and security for companies of all sizes. And if your small business was using AWS for any of those services, it could’ve been affected during the outage. Amazon Web Services Outage The AWS outage took place in its US-EAST-1 Region at around 11:00 AM Eastern on Tuesday (07/12/21). Almost four hours on, 3:34 PM, the company state...
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Masayuki Uemura, Creator Of The NES And SNES, Dies At 78

Masayuki Uemura was the lead architect for the Famicom (aka the Nintendo Entertainment System) and the Super Famicon (aka the SNES). The mark he left on the gaming industry and popular culture is indelible. According to Oricon News, Uemura passed away on December 6. He was 78. Kotaku: Ritsumeikan University, where Uemura became the director of game studies after retiring from Nintendo in 2004, announced his passing earlier today. Originally, Uemura worked at Sharp, selling photocell tech to vari...
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This wooden Apple Watch band helps you channel your earthy vibes

We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. When it comes to keeping things green, you've been doing your part — after all, you were way ahead of the "go green" game, switching out your plastic straws for reusable ones eons ago (take that, Starbucks). — Read the rest
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Paddle Postpones Launch of In-App Purchase Alternative After Apple Wins Reprieve

Payments platform Paddle will be delaying the launch of its alternative in-app payment system for iOS, the company announced today. The delay comes after Apple won a stay allowing it to maintain the current App Store payment setup until after an appeals court examines the original ruling in the Epic v. Apple case. Back in October, Paddle announced plans to launch a web-based payment system that would serve as an alternative to in-app purchases. Paddle described the system as a "true like-for-...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Rogers, Ninth Circuit court, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Paddle, IAP, Eli Tag

Codifying humanity: Why AI sucks at content moderation

Welcome to “Codifying Humanity.” A new Neural series that analyzes the machine learning world’s attempts at creating human-level AI. Previous entries include Can humor be reduced to an algorithm? and Why robots should fear death as much as we do. Meta (the company your grandparents still call Facebook) just unveiled a new AI system it calls “an important milestone that signals a shift toward more intelligent, generalized AI systems.” It’s called the “Meta AI Few-Shot Learner,” presumably because...
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Microsoft Was Willing to Bring Xbox-Exclusive Games to iPhone via xCloud

When Microsoft was in discussions with Apple about bringing its xCloud platform to the iPhone, Microsoft attempted to sweet talk Apple into allowing the cloud gaming service. According to emails between Microsoft and Apple executives that were unearthed by The Verge, Microsoft was willing to agree to many of Apple's demands about how the system would work, even agreeing to bring Xbox titles to Apple's platform. Microsoft told Apple that it would bring triple-A Xbox exclusive games to the ‌iP...
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BBC Sounds now available to preview in the Sonos app

Sonos is now providing access to BBC Sounds via its app to provide music mixes, radio and podcasts from the BBC. Live and on-demand programmes are available and signed-in users can browse by categories, get recommendations based on previous listening and pick up where they left off with the Continue Listening feature. Jonathan Wall, Controller of BBC Sounds, says: “We want BBC Sounds to be available wherever and whenever people want to listen, and this is another way to make sure people can e...
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The Game Awards 2021 will honor the year's best video games and debut exclusive trailers — here's how to watch live on December 9

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Metroid Dread is one of six nominees for Game of the Year at the 2021 Game Awards.Metroid Dread / Nintendo The Game Awards 2021 will be livestreamed on December 9 at 8 p.m. ET from Los Angeles. There are 30 award categories and you can expect debut trailers for upcoming video games and movies. You can watch The Game Awards on multiple platforms including YouTube...
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How to scan a QR code on Android and iOS

Here's how to scan a QR code on your iPhone or Android phone. Many phones have built-in QR code scanners, but if yours doesn't, we recommend some apps to help.
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Google advises Android users to be careful of Microsoft Teams if they want to call 911

Woman tells El Reg she discovered the bug during a granny emergency A bizarre bug prevented a woman from calling 911 on her Pixel smartphone when she thought her grandma was having a stroke.…
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Call For Entries: ABA TECHSHOW 2022 Startup Alley And Pitch Competition, Live In Chicago March 2

Applications must be received by midnight Pacific Time on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. The post Call For Entries: ABA TECHSHOW 2022 Startup Alley And Pitch Competition, Live In Chicago March 2 appeared first on Above the Law.
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How to turn off in-app purchases in iOS

Unexpected in-app purchases getting you down? Here's how to turn off in-app purchases on your iPhone or iPad, so you can stop unwanted expenditures for good.
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How You Can Make ‘e’Discovery A Little ‘E’asier

If you’re a litigation attorney who has, to this point, shunned eDiscovery software, this podcast is for you. The post How You Can Make ‘e’Discovery A Little ‘E’asier appeared first on Above the Law.
Tags: Technology, Law, Legal Technology, Ediscovery, Jared Correia, ATL Non-Event, Non-Event, Non-Eventcast

EFF Warns Chrome Users: 'Manifest V3 Is Deceitful and Threatening'

In a recent blog post from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the digital rights group warns that Google Chrome's latest specification for building Chrome extensions, known as Manifest V3, "is outright harmful to privacy efforts." EFF technologist Daly Barnett writes: Like FLoC and Privacy Sandbox before it, Manifest V3 is another example of the inherent conflict of interest that comes from Google controlling both the dominant web browser and one of the largest internet advertising networks. [....
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