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Acclaimed Sci-Fi Writer On How Humanity Will Endure the Climate Crisis

In an opinion piece for The Guardian, science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson shares which actions be believes need to be taken to address the climate crisis. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from the report, written by Daniel Aldana Cohen, assistant professor of sociology at the University of California, Berkeley: To really grasp the present, we need to imagine the future -- then look back from it to better see the now. The angry climate kids do this naturally. The rest of us need to r...
Tags: Tech, University Of California Berkeley, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robinson, Democratic Socialists of America DSA, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Kim Stanley Robinson Robinson


How to connect your MacBook or Windows laptop to a TV in 2 different ways

There are multiple ways you can connect a Windows laptop or MacBook to your TV.Maksym Povozniuk/Shutterstock You can connect your laptop to a TV using either a wired (with an HDMI cable) or wireless connection. You can use an inexpensive Chromecast device to "cast" your Windows laptop to a TV. If you have an Apple TV, it's easy to use AirPlay to send your MacBook's display to your TV. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Need a bigger display for your laptop? Y...
Tags: Apple, TV, Mac, Trends, Apple TV, Pc, Chromecast, Macbook, Laptop, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Google Home, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Reference Video, Computers & Tablets (Reference


How to create Google Sheets formulas to help you make calculations on a spreadsheet

You can create Google Sheets formulas on a computer or mobile device.Shutterstock To add a formula in Google Sheets, click the cell where you want the answer, then choose one of the hundreds of functions. To start a formula in a web browser, you need to enter an equals sign.  You don't need the equals sign in the mobile app unless you're entering a function manually.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. While almost anyone can perform rudimentary calculations ...
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Samsung Submits Patent Application On a Rollable Smartwatch With a Camera

According to recently-submitted patent application spotted by LetsGoDigital, Samsung may be working on a rollable smartwatch equipped with a camera and two separate displays. PhoneArena reports: The device looks like a regular Galaxy Watch with a display that features two parts on the top and bottom of the screen that can be expanded both independently or simultaneously. The watch also is equipped with a camera located in the middle portion between the two "rollable" portions of the display that...
Tags: Samsung, Tech, phoneArena, World Intellectual Property Office WIPO, nubia Alpha, LetsGoDigital Samsung


Recently uncovered software flaw ‘most critical vulnerability of the last decade’

Log4Shell grants easy access to internal networks, making them susceptible to data loot and loss and malware attacksA critical vulnerability in a widely used software tool – one quickly exploited in the online game Minecraft – is rapidly emerging as a major threat to organizations around the world.“The internet’s on fire right now,” said Adam Meyers, senior vice-president of intelligence at the cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike. “People are scrambling to patch”, he said, “and all kinds of people sc...
Tags: Technology, Internet, Cybercrime, Software, Hacking, Computing, Adam Meyers


The Legal Tech-To-English Dictionary: Legal Research

Read on for a strong addition to your research trail — while learning what a 'research trail' is. The post The Legal Tech-To-English Dictionary: Legal Research appeared first on Above the Law.
Tags: Technology, Law, Biglaw, Legal Technology, Small Law Firms, Jared Correia, Legal Operations, ATL Non-Event, Non-Event, Non-Eventcast, Legal Tech-to-English Dictionary


How to connect AirPods to your Nintendo Switch

Apple AirPods are becoming ubiquitous for use with many electronics. In this guide, we'll walk you through how to use Apple AirPods with the Nintendo Switch.
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Trends, How-to, Nintendo, Nintendo Switch, AirPods, Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo Switch accessories, Bluetooth adapter


FCC Gets Its First Permanent Female FCC Boss Ever

From the that-took-a-while dept. The post FCC Gets Its First Permanent Female FCC Boss Ever appeared first on Above the Law.
Tags: Technology, Fcc, Law


Apple Stores Getting Tool for Updating AirPods Pro to Latest Firmware Version

Starting early next week, Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers will gain access to a new AirPods Firmware Updater diagnostic tool for updating AirPods Pro to the latest firmware, according to an internal memo obtained by MacRumors. The tool will allow technicians with access to Apple Service Toolkit 2 to download the latest firmware on a customer's AirPods Pro during repair appointments in certain scenarios, such as if one of the customer's left or right AirPods Pro failed to u...
Tags: Apple, Apple Store, Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Service Providers, Apple Service Toolkit, AirPods Pro


New Social Media Transparency Bill Would Force Facebook To Open Up To Researchers

A bipartisan group of US senators have announced a new bill that would require social media companies to share platform data with independent researchers. The Verge reports: The bill was announced Thursday by Democratic senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and also Rob Portman (R-OH), a Republican. Named the Platform Accountability and Transparency Act (PATA), it would establish new rules compelling social media platforms to share data with "qualified researchers," defined as unive...
Tags: US, Tech, Amy Klobuchar, Rob Portman, NSF, Chris Coons, National Science Foundation NSF, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Laura Edelson, NYU s Cybersecurity for Democracy


Volvo Discloses Security Breach Leading To Data Theft

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BleepingComputer: Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars has disclosed that unknown attackers have stolen research and development information after hacking some of its servers. "Volvo Cars has become aware that one of its file repositories has been illegally accessed by a third party," the company disclosed today. "Investigations so far confirm that a limited amount of the company's R&D property has been stolen during the intrusion. Volvo Cars has earlier today con...
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iPhone 14 Pro leaks say the notch is dead, but I doubt it

We’ve been hearing rumors that Apple would get rid of the notch for ages, but reports to that effect seem to be heating up. Earlier this week, a report by Korean publication The Elec suggested that Apple is getting rid of the notch on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, although it will remain a fixture of the cheaper non-Pro models. Instead, Apple is rumored to use a hole-punch camera, like so many Android phones out there. I have no concrete information to disprove these leaks. But as much as I’d l...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Insider, Elec, Plugged


Lydia Davis on Translation and Learning Languages

My favorite contemporary writer is probably Lydia Davis, in no small part because I don’t know if anyone takes a finer care for the language they use, as a writer and reader. Davis also does double duty as both an original writer of fiction and essays, and a translator of other people’s writings, in multiple languages. In her new collection, Essays 2, she describes her unusual technique: Although she learned German by immersion, Davis’s preferred method of language acquisition is quite diff...
Tags: Google, Davis, Dante, Lydia Davis, Tim Carmody, Huck, Petrarch, Hoja, Las Aventuras


7 ways to use your AirPods Pro's controls to take advantage of all their features

Once you pair them, AirPods Pro offer a lot of features.Crystal Cox/Business Insider You can control your AirPods Pro by squeezing the earbud stems, speaking aloud, and more. Squeezing your AirPods Pro's stems lets you control music, answer calls, and change the noise cancellation mode. Pairing the AirPods Pro with an iPhone gives you even more control over how they sound and function. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. AirPods are incredibly minimalistic. They&#...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Trends, Siri, Headphones, Bluetooth Headphones, Control Center, Siri Siri, Controls, Tech Insider, AirPods, AirPods Pro, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Melanie Weir, Gadgets (Reference


Brazil Health Ministry Website Hit By Hackers, Vaccination Data Targeted

New submitter Unpopular Opinions writes: Brazil's health ministry reports that in the early hours of Friday it suffered an incident that temporarily compromised some of its systems, which are currently unavailable and/or being directed to other domains. The alleged hackers posted a message on the website saying that internal data had been copied and deleted. "Contact us if you want the data back," it said, including e-mail and Telegram contact info. Some of the systems affected by the hack inclu...
Tags: Tech, Brazil, Reuters, Hackers Vaccination Data Targeted


ESPN+: All your questions answered about ESPN's streaming service

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. ESPN+ is a subscription streaming service with exclusive sports coverage.Dylan Buell/Getty Images; Bob Levey/Getty Images; Josh Hedges/Getty Images; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider ESPN+ is a sports streaming platform with original video content, live games, and in-depth analysis. The service is also home to special UFC Fight Night matches and PPV events, like U...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Entertainment, Sports, Samsung, Peyton Manning, NFL, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Nba, Mls, Mlb, Ufc, Espn, Las Vegas


Apple Document Suggests Sony Considered Bringing PS Now Gaming Service to Mobile Devices

Back in 2017, Sony was planning to launch the PlayStation Now cloud gaming service on mobile phones, according to a leaked document sourced from the Epic v. Apple trial by The Verge. An Apple document referenced an unannounced "mobile extension of an existing streaming service for PlayStation users, streaming access to over 450+ PS3 games to start, with PS4 games to follow." No such mobile device expansion ever materialized. PS Now is still available, offering PS4, PS3, and PS2 games that ca...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Epic, Sony, Mac Apple, Google Stadia, Sony Considered Bringing PS Now Gaming Service


HBO's 'Succession' airs its season finale on December 12 — here's how to watch the Emmy-winning series

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy on HBO's "Succession."Zach Dilgard/HBO "Succession" is about the turbulent lives of a wealthy family running a media corporation. You can watch the season three finale on December 12 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO Max and HBO. HBO Max costs $10/month for an ad-supported plan or $15/month for an ad-free plan. HBO Max (ad-supported) ...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, TV, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Pennsylvania, Brian Cox, Streaming, Kate Winslet, Roy, Vizio, Hulu, Adrien Brody, Alexander Skarsgard, Where To Watch


How to avoid data breaches and keep your personal data secure online

Data breaches are a risk for anyone who uses the internet, no matter their age.Anchiy/Getty Images A data breach is when your personal data is accessed, copied, or changed by someone without your permission. Most data breaches involve hacked email accounts and stolen bank information. The best way to protect against data breaches is to use strong passwords, make backups, and be wary of clicking links. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Our daily lives revolve around ...
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New Zero-Day In the Log4j Java Library Is Already Being Exploited

A newly discovered zero-day vulnerability in the widely used Java logging library Apache Log4j is easy to exploit and enables attackers to gain full control of affected servers. ZDNet reports: Tracked as CVE-2021-44228, the vulnerability is classed as severe and allows unauthenticated remote code execution as the user running the application utilizes the Java logging library. CERT New Zealand warns that it's already being exploited in the wild. CISA has urged users and administrators to apply th...
Tags: Tech, Minecraft, Cisa, Slashdot, Equifax, Zdnet, POC, CERT New Zealand, Steam Apple


How to remap the Bixby button on your Samsung device

Not a fan of Bixby? You can remap the dedicated button on select Samsung phones to launch another app or even Google Assistant. We show you how.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, How-to, Bixby, Galaxy S10, Tier 4


Ellie Mae vets form SPAC to acquire mortgage and real estate startups

Southport Acquisition Corp. will look to acquire companies with $50 million to $100 million in revenues that are valued between $1 billion and $2 billion.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Venture Capital, Mortgage, Industry News, SPAC, Ellie Mae, Dave Winfield, Jared Stone, Jeb Spencer, Sig Anderman, Simplenexus, Cathleen Schreiner Gates, Southport Acquisition Corp


Microsoft Quietly Told Apple It Was Willing To Turn Big Xbox-exclusive Games Into iPhone Apps

Private emails show Microsoft wheeling and dealing to get into the App Store. From a report: Remember when Apple pretended like it would let cloud gaming services like Microsoft xCloud and Google Stadia into the App Store, while effectively tearing their business models to shreds? Know how Microsoft replied that forcing gamers to download hundreds of individual apps to play a catalog of cloud games would be a bad experience? In reality, Microsoft was willing to play along with many of Apple's de...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Tech, Netflix, Epic, App Store, Microsoft Xbox, Wright, Lori Wright


The 13 best Christmas movies on Hulu that you can stream right now — from 'A Christmas Carol' to 'Happiest Season'

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Hulu; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Hulu has several fun holiday movies to stream, from rom-coms to animated flicks. An ad-supported Hulu subscription costs $7 a month, while Hulu's ad-free option is $13 a month. Both plans give you access to Hulu's entire catalog of on-demand films and shows. Hulu Streaming Service $6.99 FROM HULU T...
Tags: Reviews, Entertainment, Disney, Trends, Tech, Features, US Postal Service, Streaming, Charles Dickens, Espn, Santa, Jack, Hulu, Jack Black, Belle, FX


How the ‘Swan Song’ Score Evokes Drama and Sci-Fi

Writer and director Benjamin Cleary’s “Swan Song,” which premieres Dec. 17 on Apple TV Plus, straddles the line between science fiction and drama as Mahershala Ali plays Cameron, a dying man who is presented with a choice that could save his family from grief. Composer Jay Wadley came onto the movie late in the game; […]
Tags: Apple, News, Mahershala Ali, Awards, Cameron, Benjamin Cleary, Swan Song, Jay Wadley


Better.com CEO Vishal Garg Steps Back As Employees Detail How He 'Led By Fear'

Better.com CEO Vishal Garg is "taking time off" after he made the controversial decision to fire 900 workers via a Zoom call last week. While he said he is "deeply sorry" for the way the lay-offs were handled, multiple current and former employees view this as insincere damage control and a byproduct of the company's toxic work culture. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a TechCrunch article: This morning, employees were notified via email by the Better board of directors that Garg would...
Tags: Tech, Better, Kevin Ryan, Garg, Vishal Garg


Sony was bringing PlayStation Now to mobile, says confidential Apple document

In 2017 — long before Apple declared that cloud gaming could only exist on the iPhone if it jumped through gigantic hoops — Sony was preparing to launch its PlayStation Now cloud gaming service on... #ps3 #playstationnow #iphone #bluray #ps2 #mobilephones
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Outlook4Gmail 5.4.0

Outlook4Gmail - sync Google with Outlook
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How to sustain a safe, thriving app and game ecosystem

There have been a lot of discussions globally about how mobile ecosystems and app stores operate, and the role good policy plays in ensuring that these platforms provide ample choice and flexibility for developers and users. We have been following these discussions closely and agree that policies in this space should be guided by foundational principles that spur innovation, maintain security and expand user choice across the ecosystem, whether on mobile desktop or gaming consoles.It’s our belie...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Public Policy, Kareem Ghanem


How to cancel subscriptions on an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch

Everyone has a few subscriptions they don't need anymore. We show you exactly how to cancel subscriptions on Apple's mobile devices in this step-by-step guide.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Subscriptions, Apple Iphone, Ios Subscriptions, Tier 4, iTunes subscriptions



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