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Who will be left behind as automotive technology advances?

The auto industry seems to be moving at breakneck speed toward electric and autonomous cars, but not everyone will be able to come along for the ride. Who's going to be left behind? Read more in my opinion piece at AutoTRADER.ca. [Author: Jil McIntosh]
Tags: Technology, Rants, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Sustainable Transportation, Jil McIntosh, AutoTrader


US Regulators Flag Climate Change, Stablecoins As Potential Systemic Risks

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Climate change, the rapid growth of "stablecoins" and financial innovations that led to frenzied trading of GameStop shares early this year are threats to the U.S. financial system that merit closer scrutiny, a Treasury Department-led regulatory panel said on Friday. In its annual report, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) added that while the U.S. economy has improved since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, risks to the financial...
Tags: US, Tech, Joe Biden, Treasury, Gamestop, Reuters, Treasury Department, FSOC, Financial Stability Oversight Council FSOC


Amazon Driver Was Warned She'd Be Fired For Returning With Packages During a Tornado

Joe_Dragon shares a report from The Verge: An Amazon delivery driver in Illinois was told to keep delivering packages after she reported hearing tornado sirens, with the dispatcher saying that the sirens were "just a warning." According to a report by Bloomberg, which includes screenshots of the conversation, the driver was told that returning to the warehouse would be viewed as a route refusal, "which [would] ultimately end with you not having a job come tomorrow morning." The conversation re...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Bloomberg, Illinois


How to clean your MacBook screen without damaging it

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider You should clean your MacBook screen with the recommended materials, like a clean, lint-free cloth with water. The screens can also be wiped with certain cleaners intended for use on computer monitors. Be sure to keep water and other cleaners out of the ports on the monitor. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Despite your best efforts, given that your MacBook is often moving around with you, it's bound to get dirty for any number o...
Tags: Apple, Cleaning, Trends, Macbook, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, Kyle Wilson, Tech Reference, Tech How To, BI Photo, Computers & Tablets (Reference, Computers & Tablets


Facebook Bans 7 'Surveillance-For-Hire' Companies That Spied On 50,000 Users

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: The parent company of Facebook and Instagram has banned seven firms it says used its platforms to spy on some 50,000 unsuspecting targets, including human rights activists, government critics, celebrities, journalists and ordinary people in more than 100 countries. These "surveillance-for-hire" companies were linked to around 1,500 accounts on Facebook and Instagram that were used to collect information on people and try to trick them into handing ov...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, China, Russia, Israel, Tech, Italy, Harvey Weinstein, United Arab Emirates, Fox News, Npr, Meta, China India, Black Cube, North Macedonia, Gleicher


Google — Year In Search 2021

The post Google — Year In Search 2021 appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. You just finished reading Google — Year In Search 2021! Consider leaving a comment! Recommended: Evernote Essentials You just finished reading Google — Year In Search 2021! Consider leaving a comment! Recommended: Evernote Essentials The post Google — Year In Search 2021 appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk.
Tags: Google, Personal Development, Ian, Human Interest, GTD


Google Play app with 500,000 downloads sent user contacts to Russian server (ars technica)

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) An Android app with more than 500,000 downloads from Google Play has been caught hosting malware that surreptitiously sends users’ contacts to an attacker-controlled server and signs up users to pricey subscriptions, a security firm reported. The app, named Color Message, was still available on Google servers at the time this post was being prepared. Google removed it more than three hours after I asked the company for comment. Ostensibly, Color Message en...
Tags: Google, Google Play, News, Dan Goodin, Ostensibly Color Message, Pradeo Security


Hate the MacBook Pro notch? This app makes it more fun

Looking for a way to spice up the MacBook Pro’s new notch? Notchmeister can help, letting users add cool effects to the notch, including a festive option.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Trends, Macbook, Computing, Notch, Macbook Pro, MacBoook Pro


Anti-5G Necklaces Found To Be Radioactive

Necklaces and accessories claiming to "protect" people from 5G mobile networks have been found to be radioactive. The BBC reports: The Dutch authority for nuclear safety and radiation protection (ANVS) issued a warning about ten products it found gave off harmful ionizing radiation. It urged people not to use the products, which could cause harm with long-term wear. [...] The products identified included an "Energy Armor" sleeping mask, bracelet and necklace. A bracelet for children, branded Mag...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, Netherlands, Don, ANVS


Google Drive Could Soon Start Locking Your Files

Google has announced a new policy for cloud storage service Drive, which will soon begin to restrict access to files deemed to be in violation of the company's policies. TechRadar reports: As explained in a new blog post, Google will take active steps to identify files hosted on its platform that are in breach of either its Terms of Service or abuse program policies. These files will be flagged to their owner and restricted automatically, which means they can no longer be shared with other peopl...
Tags: Google, Tech


Tim McGraw and Faith Hill star in '1883,' the new prequel to 'Yellowstone' — you can watch the western series on Paramount Plus

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Tim McGraw as James Dutton in Yellowstone spin-off series "1883."Emerson Miller/Paramount+ "1883," a prequel series to "Yellowstone," premieres December 19 on Paramount Plus. Real-life married couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill co-star as the founders of the Yellowstone Ranch. Paramount Plus costs $5 a month with ads, or $10 for commercial-free streaming.  P...
Tags: Reviews, Texas, Entertainment, Montana, America, Trends, Tech, Star Trek, Shows, Tom Hanks, Streaming, Tim McGraw, Dolby Vision, Hdr, Yellowstone, James


31 gift ideas for women, from customizable AirPod cases to a luxurious face mask

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Getty You've likely landed on this guide in search of the perfect gifts for the women in your life. Whether it's for a birthday, anniversary, or just to say thanks, we've found 31 great options. From cooking classes to chocolates from Goldbelly, there's a gift for every woman in your life. Check out all of our gift guides for even more inspirat...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Shonda Rhimes, Trends, Walmart, Features, Mit, Gifts, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Yeti, Polaroid, Malcolm Gladwell, Anthropologie, Sephora, La Mer


How to block an email address in Gmail

Spam and other unwelcome emails can be annoying. But if you're a Gmail user who wants to block someone from messaging you, the process is simple. Here's how.
Tags: Google, Gmail, Email, Trends, Web, How-to, Computing, Tier 4


Apple Streaming Has Been Crap For Classical Music. So It Bought An Expert

With a view to improving that experience, presumably, Apple acquired dedicated classical music streaming service Primephonic in August 2021. In a press release, the company promises Apple Music subscribers “a significantly improved classical music experience.” – Ludwig Van
Tags: Apple, Art, Music, Apple Music


How to allow pop-ups on a Mac

Pop-ups aren't always annoying. Sometimes you need them for features or secure logins. We show you how to allow pop-ups on a Mac in Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
Tags: Apple, Chrome, Firefox, Trends, Safari, How-to, Computing, Pop Ups, Tier 4


iOS: You Don’t Need the Settings App to Restore Safari’s Top Address Bar

When Apple moved Safari’s address bar to the bottom of the screen, it caused quite a stir. Complaints about the change filled the internet, so Apple made it possible to choose your preferred location for the address bar. Here’s how you can restore Safari’s top address bar, without even launching Settings. Safari’s Somewhat Hidden Preferences Icon When you look at the address bar in Safari, you’ll notice an icon with a capital ‘A’ and a lower-case ‘a’ to the left. That icon, mainly used for zoo...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Featured, Safari, Tips, Quick Tip, Restore Safari


Adobe Stock Plummets 10%, Its Second-Worst Day In Past Decade

Adobe shares plummeted 10% on Thursday after the software maker issued a revenue forecast for the fiscal first quarter that fell well shy of analysts' estimates. CNBC reports: The stock suffered its second-worst drop in the past decade, surpassed only by a 15% slide in mid-March of last year, when coronavirus panic rattled the markets. Adobe's three worst days of the year have come in December, pushing the stock down 16% for the month and putting it on pace for its steepest monthly decline since...
Tags: Adobe, Tech, Cnbc


Apple AirTag Allegedly Hot New Tool for Car Thieves

Over the last few weeks, there has been an influx of news articles linking Apple’s AirTag tracking devices to car theft. Apple released the coin-sized device in April as a way to help people keep tabs on their keys, luggage, any number of other personal possessions. But reports have emerged claiming that thieves are now using […] The post Apple AirTag Allegedly Hot New Tool for Car Thieves appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Apple, Technology, Car Crime, Autos, Gps, Crime And Punishment, News Blog, Vehicle Tracking, Automotive Theft, Vehicle Theft, Airtags, Tracking devices, Apple Airtag


Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 15.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 15.3 update to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming four days after the release of tvOS 15.2. Developers can download the new tvOS 15.3 beta by downloading a profile onto the ‌Apple TV‌ using Xcode. tvOS updates are often minor in scale, focusing on under-the-hood bug fixes and improvements rather than major outward-facing changes. We don't yet know what's included in the tvOS 15.3 update, but we'll update this articl...
Tags: Apple, Apple TV, Blurb


European Soccer Matches Have Become Predictable, Study Finds

Soccer games that make you sit on the edge of your seat may be a thing of the past, according to new scientific research. From a report: After analyzing 26 years worth of European soccer matches, in 11 major European soccer leagues, scientists have determined the games have become more predictable over time -- and the home field advantage has vanished. The work appears in the journal Royal Society Open Science. Taha Yasseri is a computational social scientist at University College Dublin and a s...
Tags: Tech, Royal Society Open Science, University College Dublin, Taha Yasseri, Yasseri


Apple Seeds First Betas of iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 to Developers

Apple today seeded the first betas of upcoming iOS 15.3 and iPadOS 15.3 updates to developers for testing purposes, with the new software coming four days after the launch of iOS 15.2 and iPadOS 15.2 iOS and iPadOS 15.3 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper profile has been installed on an iPhone or an iPad. iOS 15.3 leaked earlier today after it was discovered that links were included but hidden on Apple's developer downloads page, suggesting ...
Tags: Apple, Utah, Florida, Featured, iOS 15, Wallet app Universal Control


Schools Across US Cancel Classes Over Unconfirmed TikTok Threats

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: School districts across the United States are cancelling classes on Friday, December 17th due to reports of threats that are supposedly being made on TikTok. Districts in California, Texas, Minnesota, and Missouri have said they plan to close down Friday in response, according to the districts and local media reports. Elsewhere, districts have said they plan to have heightened police presence or have emailed parents to say they've been investig...
Tags: Mexico, US, Tech, United States, Missouri, New Jersey, Arizona, Ohio, Phil Murphy, Baltimore County Public Schools, Tiktok, California Texas Minnesota, Milford Exempted Village School District


Your ultimate gift guide for the holiday season — the best last-minute gifts for every budget, occasion, and type of person

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. To help you pick thoughtful, unique gifts without the stress, we rounded up all the gift guides we've written over the years.Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider  As product experts, we spend a lot of time testing and researching the best gifts for all sorts of occasions. Now, we're making it easy for you to access all of our gift guides in one place, so you...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Nordstrom, Gift Guide, Etsy, Disney, Trends, Tech, Amazon Prime, Features, Gifts, Gift Guides, Black, Shark Tank, Valentine


YouTube star Jake Paul faces former UFC fighter Tyron Woodley in a boxing rematch on December 18 — here's how to watch live

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley facing off before their first fight earlier this year.Katelyn Mulcahy / Getty Images Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley will face off in a boxing rematch during a December 18 pay-per-view event. Former pro athletes Frank Gore and Deron Williams will fight on the undercard. Showtime will broadcast the $60 pay-per-view starting at 9 p.m. ET. ...
Tags: Apple, Youtube, NFL, Frank Gore, Trends, Showtime, Nba, Ufc, Espn, PAUL, Deron Williams, Tampa Florida, Woodley, Amanda Serrano, Jake Paul, Tyron Woodley


How to restore a Mac to its factory settings

Want to restore a Mac to its factory settings? There are a few simple methods if you need a fresh start or want to sell your Mac. Here's a step-by-step guide.
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends, How-to, Computing, macOS, Tier 4, Mac factory settings


Why the Oppo Find N is one of the most important phones of 2021

The Find N is Oppo's first folding smartphone and it's a really big deal, finally showing Samsung it's not the only game in town.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Oppo, Folding Smartphone, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Oppo Find N


Why the Oppo Find N is one of the most important phone releases of 2021

The Find N is Oppo's first folding smartphone and it's a really big deal, finally showing Samsung it's not the only game in town.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Oppo, Folding Smartphone, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Oppo Find N


The Legal Tech-To-English Dictionary: Law Practice Management Consulting

Learn the lingo behind the act of repeating a business owner’s best ideas back to them in a slightly altered way. The post The Legal Tech-To-English Dictionary: Law Practice Management Consulting 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


6 ways to fix your Roku when it's not connecting to WiFi

You can take a few simple steps to fix your Roku's WiFi connection.moodboard/Getty Images If your Roku isn't connecting to WiFi, check the internet connection and restart your device.  First, determine whether or not your Roku is connected to the internet. Next, pinpoint whether it's a Roku issue or a WiFi network issue. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. A strong internet connection is crucial to accessing all the content available to you on Roku. Anythi...
Tags: Trends, Streaming, Roku, Wifi, Press, Roku Stick, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Tech How To, William Antonelli, Streaming (Reference, Abigail Abesamis Demarest Steven John


Here’s how to take a screenshot on any generation of iPhone

With this simple guide, we show you how to take a screenshot on an iPhone in a few easy steps, regardless of the model.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Tier 4



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