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An Amazon worker says the company has shortened employee breaks because the pandemic is 'supposedly' over even though new cases continue to pop up

Amazon has been under scrutiny for labor and workplace safety issues this year.Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images Dozens of workers walked off their jobs at two Amazon facilities in the Chicago area. They are demanding higher wages and longer break times. Amazon has been scrutinized over labor and workplace safety issues this year. Amazon warehouse employees at two facilities in the Chicago area have walked off their jobs just days ahead of last-minute Christmas deliveries.The wor...
Tags: Amazon, News, Unions, Labor, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Chicago, New York Times, Illinois, Workers Rights, Workplace Safety, Chicago Tribune, Cicero, Gage Park, Richard Rocha


An Amazon worker says the company has shortened their breaks because the pandemic is 'supposedly' over even though new cases have popped up

Amazon has been under scrutiny for labor and workplace safety issues this year.Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images Dozens of workers walked off their jobs at two Amazon facilities in the Chicago area. They are demanding higher wages and longer break times. Amazon has been scrutinized over labor and workplace safety issues this year. Amazon warehouse employees at two facilities in the Chicago area have walked off their jobs just days ahead of last-minute Christmas deliveries.The wor...
Tags: Amazon, News, Unions, Labor, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Chicago, New York Times, Illinois, Workers Rights, Workplace Safety, Chicago Tribune, Cicero, Gage Park, Richard Rocha


Second Ransomware Family Exploiting Log4j Spotted In US, Europe

Researchers say a second family of ransomware has been growing in usage for attack attempts that exploit the critical vulnerability in Apache Log4j, including in the U.S. and Europe. VentureBeat reports: A number of researchers, including at cybersecurity giant Sophos, have now said they've observed the attempted deployment of a ransomware family known as TellYouThePass. Researchers have described TellYouThePass as an older and largely inactive ransomware family -- which has been revived followi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, China, Tech, Sophos, US Europe, Gallagher, Sean Gallagher, Brandt, Andrew Brandt, Khonsari, ETERNALBLUE, Log4j, Sophos Labs, Europe Systems


Intel faces backlash in China after banning products and labour from Xinjiang

Chinese social media users call for boycott of US chip maker after it issues directive to suppliers over human rights concernsIntel, the US computer chip maker, is facing a backlash from China after telling its suppliers not to source products or labour from the region of Xinjiang.Intel said it had been “required to ensure that its supply chain does not use any labour or source goods or services” from Xinjiang in accordance with restrictions imposed by “multiple governments”. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, China, US, Intel, Asia Pacific, Xinjiang, Uyghurs, Xinjiang Intel


Samsung’s most exciting Galaxy upgrade might replace Android with a new OS

Leakers tease that Samsung might soon do the unthinkable - move its Galaxy phones from Android to Google’s exciting Fuchsia OS. #android #leakers #fuchsia #osleakers
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New Policing System Will Send Drones To the Source of Gunshots

A new policing system is being developed that will send autonomous drones equipped with shot-locating technology to the source of gunshots. "By analyzing the live video from its onboard camera, police officers can then gain a better sense of the situation they're heading into," reports New Atlas. From the report: Already in use in over 120 cities in the US, South Africa and the Caribbean, the American ShotSpotter system utilizes a network of microphones within a neighborhood to detect "loud, imp...
Tags: Tech, Caribbean, Shotspotter, US South Africa, Airobotics


China Regulators Suspend Alibaba Cloud Partnership Over Log4Shell Reporting

AltMachine writes: "Chinese regulators on Wednesday suspended an information-sharing partnership with Alibaba Cloud Computing, a subsidiary of e-commerce conglomerate Alibaba Group, over accusations it failed to promptly report and address [the Log4Shell vulnerability]," reports Reuters, citing state-backed media reports. Alibaba Cloud recently discovered a major remote code execution vulnerability in the Apache Log4j2 component, notifying the U.S.-based Apache Software Foundation, but did not i...
Tags: Tech, Alibaba, Alibaba Group, Reuters, Apache Software Foundation, Alibaba Cloud, MIIT, AltMachine


5G Speeds In the US Rank Dead Last Among Early Adopters

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: A new report released by Ookla placed the U.S. at the very top of a list of 40 countries in terms of 5G availability. To determine this, Ookla tested to see what percent of users with 5G devices spent the majority of their time actually on 5G during Q3. Under that criteria, the U.S. ranked number one with 49.2% availability. But hold on, don't whip out your red, white, and blue foam finger just yet, it's not all good news. The actual download and...
Tags: South Korea, UK, US, Tech, Gizmodo, Ookla


Twitch Co-Founder Gets Discord Hacked, $150,000 Stolen From Users In NFT Scam

Luke Plunkett writes via Kotaku: Justin Kan, a co-founder of Twitch and the dude Justin.TV was named for, last week decided to launch a site called Fractal. It was to be a 'marketplace' where in-game items could be bought and sold as NFTs. Later, in Fractal's Discord server, a link appeared advertising a drop of 3,333 NFTs. You may have guessed what happened next. As Twitch reporter Zach Bussey has detailed, the message, which appeared legit since it was coming from inside the house, had actuall...
Tags: Tech, Justin Kan, Kotaku, NFT, Kan, Luke Plunkett, Justin TV, Zach Bussey, Twitch co, Fractai


How to make calls on your Google Nest, Home, or Mini

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to set up hands-free calling on the Google Home. Learn how to sync your contacts, and make and end calls.
Tags: Google, Trends, Google Nest Home


46 work-appropriate gifts for your boss, including lots of last-minute gift ideas

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. If you're looking for great work-appropriate gifts, we've listed dozens of good work gift options below, from high-quality olive oil to home office upgrades.Thomas Northcut/Getty Images Show a great boss your appreciation with a thoughtful (but office-friendly) gift.  Below, we rounded up some of our favorite work-appropriate gifts, from tech to coloring...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Home Decor, Etsy, Office, US, Careers, Trends, Features, Gifts, Korea, Starbucks, Michelin, Boss


Oxford Murders-Inspired Gun Storage Bill Can Have Fatal Consequences

If by “gun sense” they mean all the predators who have been stopped by responsible armed children would have instead prevailed, then yeah, they’ve got themselves a champion. (Moms Demand Action/Twitter) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich … announced plans to introduce legislation requiring secure firearm storage in homes with children,” Fox News reported. It’s a direct response to the Oxford school murders, following  Rahm Emanuel’s “You never want a serious crisis to...
Tags: Google, Guns, Washington, Iraq, Alabama, Chicago, United States, Middle East, Oxford, Army, Fox News, Philadelphia, Michigan, States, Cia, Resistance


How To Create a HomePod Stereo Pair

You’ve got your duo of HomePod or HomePod mini speakers set up and ready to go. Now you need to pair them together to create a left and right channel for an even better sound experience. Let’s look at what you need to do to create a HomePod stereo pair. Make Sure Both Devices Are in the Same Room The first thing you need to do is make sure you’ve assigned both of your HomePods to the same room. You also should know, both speakers have to be the same model. You can’t create a stereo pair using ...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Tips, Dolby Atmos, HomePod, Apple TV 4K, Deep Dive


Pixel 6 and 6 Pro owners won't be able to use two calling features for a while

The Call Screening and Hold For Me Pixel 6 calling features have been disabled by Google due to an unrevealed bug that is being fixed.
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Google Search picks up new COVID-19 tools in response to everything becoming awful again

Even as we're days away from 2022, COVID-19 continues to be a part of everyday life. With the omicron variant accounting for the vast majority of recent cases and a massive spike happening across... #spike
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Our 16 favorite Christmas movies you can stream right now, from 'Home Alone' to 'The Muppet Christmas Carol'

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Disney A good Christmas movie might be the final touch your gathering needs this holiday season.  Streaming services like Netflix, Disney Plus, and Peacock have libraries full of festive films. Some our favorites that you can stream right now include "Elf," "Home Alone," and "Christmas Vacation." 'Tis the season for holiday celebrations, and a festive movie ...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, TV, Movies, Guantanamo Bay, Holidays, Entertainment, Christmas, Disney, Trends, Tech, Post Office, Features, Dermot Mulroney, Streaming, Aubrey Plaza


Some Apple Watch Users Experiencing Charging Issues After Updating to watchOS 8.3

A number of Apple Watch Series 7 owners have been experiencing issues with charging after updating to the latest watchOS 8.3 software, according to reports on the , Reddit, and the Apple Support Communities. Many of the complaints are related to third-party Apple Watch chargers, with users finding that these devices no longer work to charge their Apple Watches. From Reddit:Updated my watch last night to 8.3, set it on my 3rd party charger this morning, came back after an hour and it had gain...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Featured, Reddit, Apple Watch, Belkin


Apple Exec Explains Why You Should Use Apple Maps

Apple Maps Product Lead David Dorn and Design Lead Meg Frost recently did an interview with CNN to explain the ‌Apple Maps‌ features that were introduced with the iOS 15 update and to explain why iPhone users should choose ‌Apple Maps‌ over other mapping apps like Google and Waze. According to Dorn, there are three major reasons why ‌Apple Maps‌ is the best choice. Apple is making serious investments into Maps to improve it. Privacy is central and Apple isn't tracking your location fo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Cnn, Frost, Apple Maps, San Francisco Bay Area, Dorn, London New York Los Angeles, David Dorn, Meg Frost


The ultimate holiday gift guide for last-minute shoppers

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. To make holiday shopping easier, we broke down our gift guides by budget, interests, and the person you're gifting.Hollis Johnson/Crystal Cox/Samantha Lee/Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Despite all the festive cheer and time away from work that usually comes with the holiday season, it can also be a stressful time if you plan on buying gifts for everyone in y...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Gift Guide, Etsy, New York City, Disney, US, Holiday, Trends, Tech, Features, Lego, Harry Potter, Unique, Alexa, Shark Tank


Apple Music Voice: How to get Apple Music for half the price

Apple Music's Voice Plan is totally hands-free.Apple The Apple Music Voice plan is a cheaper version of Apple Music that you control entirely with your voice. With Apple Music Voice, you get access to the entire Apple Music catalog, but have to use Siri to play it. Apple Music Voice is only $4.99 per month, compared to $9.99 per month for the standard version. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Along with Spotify, Apple Music is one of the premiere music streamin...
Tags: Apple, Music, Trends, Siri, Music Streaming, Britney Spears, Voice, Apple Music, Spacebar, Siri You, Tech Insider, Siri Shortcuts, Siri Tap, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


Microsoft Notifies Customers of Azure Bug That Exposed Their Source Code

Microsoft has notified earlier this month a select group of Azure customers impacted by a recently discovered bug that exposed the source code of their Azure web apps since at least September 2017. The vulnerability was discovered by cloud security firm Wiz and reported to Microsoft in September. The issue was fixed in November, and Microsoft has spent the last few weeks investigating how many customers were impacted. The Record reports: The issue, nicknamed NotLegit, resides in Azure App Servic...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Wiz, PHP Node Ruby


Germany Is Closing Half of Its Reactors at Worst Possible Time

Germany is set to close almost half of its nuclear power capacity before the end of the year, putting further strain on European grids already coping with one of the worst energy crunches in the region's history. From a report: The shutdowns of Grohnde, Gundremmingen C and Brokdorf -- part of the country's nuclear phaseout -- will leave just three atomic plants, which will be taken offline by the end of 2022. Beyond the squeeze on supply, the closures remove a key source of low-carbon power in a...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Fukushima, Aurora Energy Research, Brokdorf, Hanns Koenig


The 4 Best Fidelity Mutual Funds

Mutual funds are when many investors pool their money together in order to purchase a specific set of stocks or bonds. Nowadays, there are many different mutual funds to choose from, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. So, we’ve put together a list of some of the best Fidelity mutual funds in the long run. Fidelity 500 Index Fund (FXAIX) Fidelity 500 Index Fund is benchmarked to the S&P 500 which consists of top 500 publicly traded corporations in the U.S.  This mutual fund is one of the...
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Totallee’s $39 lightweight MagSafe case keeps a tight grip on your iPhone

Case maker Totallee has made a MagSafe version of its thin, lightweight iPhone 13 case and we've tried it out. Here's how grippy the magnets are.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Magsafe, Totallee, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro case


8 ways to fix your Instagram notifications when they're not working properly

There are several steps you can take to fix Instagram notifications.Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images If your Instagram notifications aren't working, make sure they're enabled on your device. You should check your notification settings in the Instagram app and on your mobile device.  Also consider turning off Low Power Mode, clearing your cache, or updating the Instagram app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Push notifications from In...
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Intel Tells Unvaccinated Employees They Face Unpaid Leave

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Associated Press: Intel has told workers that unvaccinated people who don't get an exemption for religious or medical reasons will be on unpaid leave beginning in April. The California-based semiconductor company told employees last month they had a Jan. 4 deadline to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or seek an exemption, citing a government mandate for federal contractors. In a Dec. 7 memo to employees, Chief People Officer Christy Pambianchi told em...
Tags: California, Tech, Intel, Associated Press, COVID, Christy Pambianchi, Pambianchi


AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U - Windows vs. Linux Performance

With the Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen2 powered by the Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U prior to blowing the default Microsoft Windows installation on the device I ran some benchmarks for seeing how the performance stacks up against various Linux distributions. Going up against Windows 11 on this AMD Zen 3 laptop were Clear Linux, Fedora Workstation 35, Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, Ubuntu 21.10, and Arch Linux.
Tags: Microsoft, Linux, Lenovo, Ubuntu, AMD Ryzen, LTS Ubuntu, Clear Linux Fedora Workstation


Apple Shares 10 Helpful iPhone Tips and Tricks

Apple today shared a new video on YouTube demonstrating 10 helpful iPhone tips and tricks that some users may not have known about. An overview of each of the 10 tips and tricks:If you accidentally enter a wrong digit in the Calculator app, you can swipe left or right at the top of the screen to erase the digit. Starting with iOS 15, you can pin content like web links in a Messages conversation by touching and holding the item you want to pin and tapping Pin. To stack Home screen widgets, tou...
Tags: Apple, Siri Suggestions, iOS 15


How to use Remote Play on PS4

PS4 Remote Play is one of the best PlayStation 4 features. You can play your favorites nearly anywhere. Here's how to stream to a Mac, Windows, iPad, and more.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Gaming, Trends, How-to, Computing, Playstation 4, Ps4, PlayStation Vita, Remote Play


South Africa's Huge Omicron Wave Appears To Be Subsiding Just as Quickly As it Grew

South Africa's huge wave of omicron cases appears to be subsiding just as quickly as it grew in the weeks after the country first announced to the world that a new coronavirus variant had been identified. From a report: South Africa's top infectious-disease scientist, who has been leading the countryâ(TM)s pandemic response, said Wednesday that the country had rapidly passed the peak of new omicron cases and, judging by preliminary evidence, he expected "every other country, or almost every othe...
Tags: Tech, United States, South Africa, South Face, Everest Salim Abdool Karim



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