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Helpful Reasons As Why Choose Heavy Duty Power Strips

A power strip is used in almost every electronic device. There are several types of power available these days. You will find power strips with multiple outlets, surge protection, energy savings ng features and much more. In this article we are going to discuss more about why you should choose a heavy power strip but before that let us understand what a power strip is. Meaning of power strip A power strip is nothing but a simple extension cord which has extra outs let space.it is also known ...
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Will Political Polarization Stop US Lawmakers from Regulating Big Tech?

A media lobbying group wants to see tech platforms reigned in with stronger antitrust laws. But the group's president tells the New York Times the biggest force supporting the status quo is hyperpartisanship. The Times reports: The lack of regulation of technology companies is not because elected officials don't understand the internet. That used to be the case, and it helps explain why they have been so slow with oversight measures. Now, though, new questions about technology get mapped onto ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, California, US, Tech, House, New York Times, Times, North Carolina, Center for Digital Democracy, Maxine Waters, United States Read, Big Tech, Jeffrey Chester, Ted Budd


Xiaomi's breakthrough allows more power to fit inside a smaller-sized battery

Xiaomi has announced a battery breakthrough that will enable more battery power to fit inside the space of a less powerful, smaller capacity battery. #xiaomi #batterybreakthrough
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An Experimental Target-Recognition AI Mistakenly Thought It Was Succeeding 90% of the Time

The American military news site Defense One shares a cautionary tale from top U.S. Air Force Major General Daniel Simpson (assistant deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance). Simpson describes their experience with an experimental AI-based target recognition program that had seemed to be performing well: Initially, the AI was fed data from a sensor that looked for a single surface-to-surface missile at an oblique angle, Simpson said. Then it was fed data from an...
Tags: Navy, Tech, Cummings, Simpson, Missy Cummings, Daniel Simpson, U S Air Force Major General


Google Finally Killed Its Internet Explorer Plugin, 'Google Toolbar'

Ars Technica's reviews editor remembers how Google Toolbar launched back when Internet Explorer "had a rock-solid monopoly" on December 11, 2000, and marked Google's first foray into browser ownership. "Rather than idly sit by and live under Internet Explorer's rule, Google's plan was to hijack Microsoft's browser with various plugins." Once upon a time, Toolbar.google.com offered to guide any wayward Internet Explorer users across the web with the power of Google.... It also patched up long-ne...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Microsoft, Tech, Ars Technica, Picasa, Google Toolbar, Google Bookmarks


Android glitch could block 911 calls from going through. Here’s how to fix it

Google confirmed it’s working on a fix for a scary glitch that might block some Android users from calling 911 in an emergency. #android
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Some Fans React Negatively to Disney's Promos for Star Wars-Themed Hotel

SFGate pan's Disney's efforts at "hyping up its mega-expensive, hyper-immersive Star Wars hotel in Walt Disney World" — the Galactic Starcruiser — as its March 1st opening approaches: Guests must book two nights — which will set you back nearly $5,000 for two people or $6,000 for a family of four — and will spend most of their time inside the spaceship resort, much like a cruise. There's an "excursion" into the Galaxy's Edge part of Disney World, while the remainder of the stay includes interac...
Tags: Disney, Tech, Walt Disney World, Disney World, Disney Parks, Sean Giambrone, Josh D Amaro


Has the Corporate Climate Migration Begun?

"Companies large and small, some with longtime roots in their neighborhoods, are on the hunt for new real estate that is less prone to weather and climate extremes," writes Axios: The corporate migration underway indicates vulnerable communities may see an exodus of large employers in the coming decades as oceans encroach. Inland areas prone to flooding or wildfires mare see similar challenges. Within the past three years, tech giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise, a major hospital in South Carolin...
Tags: Florida, Tech, Houston, South Carolina, Orlando, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport, Spring Texas, Charleston Post, Miramar Florida, Houston Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Companies Finally Admit They Don't Know When They're Returning to Offices

Google, Apple, CNN, and Ford have all postponed their "Return to Office" date, reports the New York Times. (Alternate URL here.) The Times also cites a Gartner survey of 238 executives in late August which found two-thirds of organizations were delaying returning to offices because of coronavirus variants. The chief people officer at DocuSign even said "I can't even remember all the dates we've put out there, and I'm the one who put them out there," while Lyft said the earliest that workers wo...
Tags: Lyft, Stanford, Tech, United States, Ford, New York Times, Gartner, Times, Docusign, Slashdot, Zach Dunn, Nicholas Bloom, Kastle Systems, Return To Office, Google Apple CNN


IIIT Sonepat Faculty Vacancy Recruitment 2021

Recruitment of Faculty Vacancy in IIIT Sonepat 2021 Indian Institute of Information Technology Sonepat (IIIT Sonepat) is an Institute of National Importance established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. IIIT Sonepat invites applications in the prescribed format from meritorious and highly qualified Indian nationals including the Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) for recruitment of Faculty Sarkari Naukri... Please Click on t...
Tags: Technology, Jobs, Institute, Haryana, Faculty, Manisha, IIIT, Sonipat, IT(Computer, Institute of National Importance, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Overseas Citizens of India


FAA: No More Astronaut Wings For Future Commercial Space Tourists

"The Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday that it was ending a program that awarded small gold pins called 'Commercial Space Astronaut Wings' to certain people who flew to space on private spacecraft," reports the New York Times. (Alternate URL here.) But before the program officially retires in January, all who applied for the gold wings after flying to space this year will still receive them, the agency said. That means Mr. Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon who rode a rocke...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, New York, Tech, Nasa, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Associated Press, William Shatner, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Bezos, U S Air Force, Starfleet, Wayne Monteith, Mike Melvill


Ask Slashdot: What Do You Remember About Windows ME?

"Windows Me was unstable, unloved and unusable," remembered Computerworld last year, on the 20th anniversary of its release, calling it "a stink bomb of an operating system." Windows Me was a ghastly, slapdash piece of work, incompatible with lots of hardware and software. It frequently failed during the installation process — which should have been the first sign for people that this was an operating system they shouldn't try.Often, when you tried to shut it down, it declined to do so, like a ...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Vista, Computerworld, Z00L00K


Scientists Discover How the SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evades Our Immune System

Long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot quotes SciTechDaily: A discovery by researchers at the Texas A&M College of Medicine could lead to new therapies to prevent the virus from proliferating in the human body... The underlying mechanism of how SARS-CoV-2 escapes from the immune system has been poorly understood. However, researchers from the Texas A&M University College of Medicine and Hokkaido University have recently discovered a major mechanism that explains how SARS-CoV-2 can escape from the...
Tags: Tech, Nature Communications, College of Medicine, Kobayashi, Texas A M College of Medicine, Koichi Kobayashi


'When a Newspaper Publishes an Unsolvable Puzzle'

Slashdot reader DevNull127 writes: It's a newspaper puzzle that's like Sudoku, except it's impossible. [Sort of...] They call it "The Challenger" puzzle — but when the newspaper leaves out a crucial instruction, you can end up searching forever for a unique solution which doesn't exist! "If you're thinking 'This could be a 9 or an 8....' — you're right!" complains Lou Cabron. "Everyone's a winner today! Just start scribbling in numbers! And you'd be a fool to try to keep narrowing them down by...
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Rubble

Early yesterday morning, a Kentuckian tweeted some photos of tornado damage he'd shot from a drone over Mayfield.That bottom left photo...Building on one side of the parking lot has no damage except a few missing shingles. Less than 100ft away, the building across the parking lot had been blown off its slab, clean down to the carpet.Tornadoes are freaky. https://t.co/3jxq6TEC39— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) December 11, 2021 Just before he'd done that, I'd been in Google Maps' satellite view, locatin...
Tags: Google, News, Guns, Cnn, Dresden, Hiroshima, Tam, Blue Angels, Mayfield, Teh Intarw3bz, Tamara K, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Shouldn't we talk about the weather


NASA's Next-Generation Asteroid Impact Monitoring System Goes Online

"To date, nearly 28,000 near-Earth asteroids have been found by survey telescopes that continually scan the night sky, adding new discoveries at a rate of about 3,000 per year..." according to an article from NASA: "The first version of Sentry was a very capable system that was in operation for almost 20 years," said Javier Roa Vicens, who led the development of Sentry-II while working at JPL as a navigation engineer and recently moved to SpaceX. "It was based on some very smart mathematics: I...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, Jpl, Bennu, Javier Roa Vicens


Major US tech firms keep pushing back their return-to-office deadlines. Maybe it's time to admit defeat.

TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images Google, Lyft, and Meta have all pushed their mandatory office return in the last two weeks. This has happened before, and it's a sign that setting a hard deadline isn't working logistically. Plus, requiring workers to come back to the office has many of them frustrated and mystified. When it comes to a mandatory return to the office, it may be time for employers to admit defeat. In the last two weeks alone, some of the biggest tech companies in th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, US, Careers, Trends, Bloomberg, Analysis, Middle East, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, Meta, Zillow, Cnbc


Hard Drive With 7,500 Bitcoin Buried in Landfill. Can It Be Dug Up?

In 2013 a British man accidentally threw away a hard drive that contained 7,500 bitcoin. Today it'd be worth over $350 million, reports CNBC: His name is James Howells. He's an IT worker from Wales... He once told NBC News, "It is soul-destroying, to be honest... Every second of the day I am thinking about what could've been." In a last-ditch effort earlier this year, Howells offered his local town tens of millions of dollars to help him find it. By "find it," he means "digging through his lo...
Tags: Wales, Tech, New Yorker, Cnbc, Howell, Newport City Council, Howells, James Howells


Apple Watch Deals at Target! SE $229.99, Series 7 $349.99

Great deal at Target if you have been looking for an Apple watch deal! Apple Watch Deals at Target! SE $229.99, Series 7 $349.99  Don’t forget to use your REDcard too for 5% off. Check out these Prices: Apple Watch Series 7 41mm GPS w/ Aluminum Case $349.99 SE $229.99 Apple Watch Series 7 45mm GPS... Read More
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NFTs are the early stage of a social network that doesn't rely on ads or 'poison marketplaces' to bring communities together, Solana co-founder Anatoly Yakovenko says

Anatoly YakovenkoSolana Anatoly Yakovenko, who co-founded Solana, says NFTs are essentially self-monetizing social networks. Yakovenko said NFT communities did not rely on "poison marketplaces" to make money.  Experts have said NFT communities grow thanks in large part to word of mouth. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Non-fungible tokens might be all the rage right now, but they're in fact the early foundations the social networks of the future, a...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Katy Perry, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, NFT, Solana, Decentraland, Yakovenko, Anatoly Yakovenko, Camomile Shumba, Bored Ape Yacht Club, Anatoly YakovenkoSolana Anatoly Yakovenko


Ten tech predictions for 2022: what’s next for Twitter, Uber and NFTs

The year ahead for the social media giants, podcasts and games – and will there be yet another hyped return for virtual reality?Twitter has an unfortunate reputation as the punchbag of social media. It has failed to deliver the huge returns of bigger rivals such as Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram, it hasn’t been the cool new network for more than a decade and even its own most dedicated users love to drag it to oblivion. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Uber, Twitter, Technology, Instagram, Internet, Digital Media, Podcasting, Virtual Reality, Blockchain


MGM Resorts is letting job seekers try out roles using virtual reality as it looks to reduce employee churn

Job seekers will be able to put a headset on and see whether the role at MGM Resorts is what they expect.Courtesy of MGM Resorts MGM Resorts is letting applicants try a job in VR before they accept the role. The casino and hotel company hopes it will reduce employee attrition. MGM Resorts is rolling out headsets from VR-company Strivr at employment centers from January. MGM Resorts is giving job applicants the chance to try out roles using virtual reality in the hope it will reduce employee a...
Tags: Japan, Employment, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Economy, Vr, Las Vegas, Hiring, MGM, Osaka, Bellagio, Lee, MGM Resorts International, MGM Grand, MGM Resorts


Jeff Bezos criticized for celebrating Blue Origin launch before addressing Amazon warehouse collapse

Jeff Bezos.Tony Gutierrez/AP Jeff Bezos faced criticism over his response to the deadly Amazon warehouse collapse.  He posted a photo on Instagram of Blue Origin space passengers, in the aftermath of the incident. Several hours later, he acknowledged the disaster, which he described as "tragic." Jeff Bezos has come under fire for a late response to the deadly Amazon warehouse collapse that occurred on Friday night in severe weather conditions.Insider's Bethany Dawson and Kelsey Vlamis rep...
Tags: Amazon, News, Kentucky, Trends, Tech, Tornado, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Bezos, West Texas, Edwardsville, Tech Insider, Andy Beshear, Edwardsville Illinois, Kelsey Vlamis, Weekend BI UK


Down the rabbit hole

If you are a writer, you’ve probably gone down a rabbit hole at one point or another. The idiom owes its meaning to Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, in which Alice literally does that. She falls for a long time, Carroll tells us, as the rabbit hole turns into a tunnel, then a well:The rabbit-hole went straight on like a tunnel for some way, and then dipped suddenly down, so suddenly that Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself...
Tags: Google, Books, Texas, Congress, Time, Tennessee, Lewis Carroll, Fdr, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Hoover, Alice, Carroll, Jericho, Van Buren, Andrew Jackson, Alamo


Is the Internet Changing the Way We Remember?

"A study in 2019 found that the spatial memory used for navigating through the world tends to be worse for people who've made extensive use of map apps and GPS devices..." reports NBC News. But that's just the beginning, according to Adrian Ward, who studies psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. NBC says Ward's research suggests "People who lean on a search engine such as Google may get the right answers but they can also end up with a wrong idea of how strong their own memory is."...
Tags: Google, Tech, United States, Ward, National Academy of Sciences, Duke University, Adrian Ward, Elizabeth Marsh, University of Texas at Austin NBC, Emmaline Drew Eliseev



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