Apple Allegedly Preparing for iPhones Without SIM Card Slot by September 2022

Earlier this week, a rumor from Brazilian website Blog do iPhone claimed that iPhone 15 Pro models might not have a physical SIM card slot in at least some countries and regions, but the change might happen even sooner. Image: iFixit An anonymous tipster informed MacRumors that Apple has advised major U.S. carriers to prepare for the launch of eSIM-only smartphones by September 2022. The tipster shared a seemingly legitimate document outlining the timeframe for this initiative, although the ...
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Apple Allegedly Preparing for iPhones Without SIM Card Slot by September 2022 [Updated]

Earlier this week, a rumor from Brazilian website Blog do iPhone claimed that iPhone 15 Pro models might not have a physical SIM card slot in at least some countries and regions, but the change might happen even sooner. Image: iFixit An anonymous tipster informed MacRumors that Apple has advised major U.S. carriers to prepare for the launch of eSIM-only smartphones by September 2022. The tipster shared a seemingly legitimate document outlining the timeframe for this initiative, although the ...
Tags: Apple, UK, Featured, Vodafone, New Zealand, Jony Ive, Apple Stores, iPhone 14

Radio Telescope Reveals How Lightning Begins

"Scientists have never been able to adequately explain where lightning comes from," writes Quanta magazine, sharing a remarkable new animation of a lightning flash recorded by the LOFAR radio telescope network" In a new paper that will soon be published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, researchers used the observations to settle a long-standing debate about what triggers lightning — the first step in the mysterious process by which bolts arise, grow and propagate to the ground. "It'...
Tags: Tech, Benjamin Franklin, Quanta, Slashdot, University of New Hampshire, LOFAR, University of Groningen, Geophysical Research Letters, Joseph Dwyer, Brian Hare, Dwyer Long

Linux 5.17 To Introduce A New Driver Just To Deal With Buggy x86 Tablets

Phoronix reports: The Linux 5.17 kernel when it kicks off next month is slated to introduce a new driver "x86-android-tablets" just for dealing with all the quirky/buggy x86 tablets out there. Longtime Linux developer Hans de Goede of Red Hat has been responsible for numerous x86 laptop/tablet improvements in recent years along with other desktop-related improvements at Red Hat. He has now queued up into the x86 platform drivers tree the x86-android-tablets driver he wrote for dealing with the...
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DuckDuckGo Search Queries Grew 47% in 2021

"The privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo continues to grow rapidly, with the company now averaging over 100 million daily search queries and growing by almost 47% in 2021..." reports BleepingComputer: In 2020, DuckDuckGo received 23.6 billion total search queries and achieved a daily average of 79 million search queries by the end of December. In 2021, DuckDuckGo received 34.6 billion total search queries so far and currently has an average of 100 million search queries per day, showing ...
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What to Buy With the Apple Gift Card You Unwrapped

Apple gift cards are always a popular gift for Christmas and other holidays. If you unwrapped one this year, we've put together a list of 23 ways to spend it, with all of the ideas for what to buy costing under $100 in the United States. Keep in mind that Apple used to offer two separate gift cards, including an Apple Store gift card for in-store products and an iTunes gift card for purchasing content like apps, games, TV shows, and movies. These gift cards have since been combined into the a...
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X-ray Analysis Confirms Forged Date On Lincoln Pardon of Civil War Soldier

U.S. President Abraham Lincoln pardoned a soldier in the Civil War, and in 1998 that document was re-discovered. But "It was the date that made the document significant," writes Ars Technica: April 14, 1865, "meaning the pardon was likely one of the last official acts of President Lincoln, since he was assassinated later that same day at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. The pardon was broadly interpreted as evidence for a historical narrative about the president's compassionate nature: i.e., h...
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Concerns About Big Tech's Next Potential Monopoly: Connected Cars

Politico reports: When Ford announced that starting in 2023 its cars and trucks would come with Google Maps, Assistant and Play Store preinstalled, CEO Jim Farley called the partnership between his iconic U.S. automaker and the search giant a chance to "reinvent" the automobile — making it an office-on-wheels, with more connectivity than any phone or laptop. "We were spending hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of millions every year, keeping up with basically a generic experience that was not c...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Europe, Tech, Eu, Ford, Tennessee, Silicon Valley, Cnbc, State, Farley, DoubleClick, Ford Google, Jim Farley, Katharine Trendacosta

Is the Video Game Industry Closer to Unionization Than Ever Before?

"Video game companies in North America have never successfully unionized," reports the Washington Post. "That changed December 16, when a union at the indie developer Vodeo Games was recognized by management." While video game companies rake in billions of dollars, their workers complain of unfair labor practices, long hours, sexual harassment and workplace misconduct... In the past, game workers would avoid speaking out publicly against their employer, as it could tarnish their reputation w...
Tags: California, Washington Post, Tech, North America, Activision Blizzard, Activision, Bobby Kotick, Wedbush Securities, The Post, Kotick, Michael Pachter, Raven Software, Pachter, Vodeo, Austin Texas Activision Blizzard, Aubrey Ryan

Habitat for Humanity Just Delivered Its First 3D Printed Home in the US

The nonprofit Habitat for Humanity uses volunteer labor to build homes with affordable mortgages for families in need (who also invest hundreds of hours of their own labor) — or to renovate or repair/improve existing homes. But this week saw them delivering something new: a 3D-printed home, built with giant 3D printers from a company called Alquist). CNN reports: The 1,200-square-foot home has three bedrooms, two full baths and was built from concrete. The technology allowed the home to be b...
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Apple reportedly hires away Meta’s AR public relations head

The company still remains tight-lipped about its rumored headset.
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Japanese Professor Develops TV Screen That Emulates Food Flavors

A Japanese professor has invented a prototype TV screen that can be licked so watchers can taste the situation or object being projected onto the screen for a “multi-sensory viewing experience”, the creation allowing otaku to be one step closer to realizing their dream of licking anime girls. The in-development device is called the “Taste-the-TV” […]
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The best Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 screen protectors

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 differs from most smartphones on the market, and that calls for updated screen protectors. We showcase the best available.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Buying Guides, Screen Protectors, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Employee Background Check Errors Harm Thousands of Workers

Slashdot reader dcblogs writes: Criminal background checks that incorrectly identify an applicant as a thief or sex offender happen more often than many expect. This story reviewed more than 75 lawsuits against background checks firms, spoke with plaintiff attorneys and industry experts to paint a picture of an industry that can ruin lives in minutes. Job applicants are labeled thieves and sex offenders by incorrect reports, and job candidates may protest, but it may not do them any good. Employ...
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How much influencers get paid on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube

Charli Prangley.Charli Prangley Influencers get paid a number of ways, from sponsorships to ad revenue. How much creators earn depends on factors like following size, engagement, and content category. We spoke with dozens of influencers who shared how much money they'd earned on social media. See more stories on Insider's business page. Influencers earn money a number of ways, from sponsorships to selling merchandise.How much money different creators make depends on a variety of facto...
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Tips and Tricks for New iPhone 13 Owners

If you were lucky enough to get a new iPhone 13 for the holidays, we've got a series of useful tips and tricks for you that will help you get the most out of your new device. First, if you are new to iPhone entirely, we have a long list of basic tips on how to use your ‌iPhone‌ and iOS 15. iPhone Tips for Beginners How to Set Up Your New iPhone or iPad Using Automatic Setup How to Update the Software on Your iPhone and iPad How to Secure Your Apple ID Using Two-Factor Authentication ...
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The best antivirus apps for the iPhone

While iPhones are secure from viruses, they are not 100% safe, so apps that eliminate security threats are a great idea. Here are some of our favorites.
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Google Scans Gmail and Drive For Cartoons of Child Sexual Abuse

A Forbes associate editor covering privacy, cybercrime, and security/surveillance reports on a recently-revealed search warrant. Instead of investigating a photo, it asked Google to provide information on a suspect who allegedly owned graphic illegal cartoons involving children: That kind of content is potentially illegal to own under U.S. law and can be detected by Google's anti-child sexual material (CSAM) systems, a fact not previously discussed in the public domain, the warrant reveals......
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10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your New Apple Watch

For MacRumors readers who just got a new Apple Watch for the holidays, we've created a list of 10 useful tips and tricks that you won't want to miss in order to get the most out of your new watch, whether you're new to Apple Watch entirely or upgrading from an earlier version. Apple Watch Basics New to the Apple Watch? We have some how-tos for beginners that will walk you through setup and basic features on your device so you don't miss out on anything. How to View Apps on Apple Watch as ...
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Nearly 5,000 Flights Canceled Globally As Omicron Infects Airline Employees

"Almost 5,000 flights were canceled across the world over Christmas weekend," reports NBC News, "as holiday travel plans were brought to a halt amid the rapidly spreading omicron variant of Covid-19." About 2,800 global flights were canceled on Christmas Day alone, according to flight tracker FlightAware, with some airline companies citing the spread of the new variant as the cause for the disruption... Several major airlines, including United, Delta and Alaska, said they had been forced to c...
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The best waterproof iPhone 7 cases

The iPhone 7 may be water-resistant, but it's not waterproof. These waterproof iPhone 7 cases provide additional protection from water and environmental damage.
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'A Quadrillion Mainframes On Your Lap'

"Your laptop is way more powerful than you might realize," writes long-time Slashdot reader fahrbot-bot. "People often rhapsodize about how much more computer power we have now compared with what was available in the 1960s during the Apollo era. Those comparisons usually grossly underestimate the difference." Rodney Brooks, emeritus professor of robotics at MIT (and former director of their AI Lab and CSAIL) explains in IEEE Spectrum: By 1961, a few universities around the world had bought...
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Why Kentucky is the epicenter of the Great Resignation

Welcome back to Insider Weekly! Hope you're having a relaxing holiday weekend. I'm Matt Turner, the editor in chief of business at Insider. The labor shortage has been one of the defining trends of 2021. To understand why, and what it might take to solve it, Insider's economy team zoned in on Kentucky, the epicenter of the Great Resignation. They spoke with workers, business owners, economists, and local lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Based on their conversations, they identif...
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AmigaOS 4.1 SDK 53.34 and AmigaOS 3.2.1 Available Now

Mike Bouma (Slashdot reader #85,252) writes: Hyperion Entertainment announced the immediate availability of a new and updated Software Developer Kit (SDK) for the latest version of AmigaOS 4.1 (PPC Amigas). (i.e. after applying all the publicly released updates). Also on December 21, 2021, Hyperion Entertainment released the first free update for AmigaOS 3.2 (68k classic Amigas). AmigaOS 3.2.1 fixes several bugs and additionally comes with new features. Read more of this story at Slashdo...
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Apple reportedly hires Meta’s AR communications lead ahead of headset launch in 2022

As rumors about Apple's rumored AR headset only grow, the company is said to have hired Meta's augmented reality communications lead. #headsetlaunch
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Can you get excited about the iPhone 13? We've tried

It’s brilliant and lovely. But it doesn't quite meet the moment with a new experience that satisfies Review Smartphones aren't very exciting anymore, but Apple insists its mutually optimised operating system, online services, and proprietary silicon combine to deliver an uncommonly fine experience.…
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9 of the best apps for your new 2021 Android device

Congratulations on your new Android device! After going through all the legalese to set up your Google account and services , you’re finally ready to make your phone or tablet your own. As you... #android #emailapp
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Google punches itself in the face by discontinuing the Pixel Slate

Imagine, if you will, a runner five miles into a marathon. At this stage they would have barely started, covering just 20% of the overall distance. Now picture that person stopping mid-stride and punching themselves in the face over and over again until they cascade into unconsciousness. That runner, friends, is Google. To sprinkle some context on the tale of self-pugilation: Google has discontinued its flagship tablet, the Pixel Slate. 9to5 Google noticed the tablet — which was launched in 2018...
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Should Universities De-Prioritize English Departments for Engineering?

Some American colleges and universities are cutting entire departments. But the Baffler magazine wonders if something else is going on: The ostensible reason provided for these cuts and terminations is "prioritization," a term used by university administrators to rank which programs deserve funding and attention. One such "prioritization" committee at St. Joseph's College in New York described it as a ranking of "centrality and essentiality," "demand and opportunity," and "productivity, revenue...
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3 New Year’s Resolutions for Real Estate Professionals

Another year is coming to a close and, with the holidays behind us, we have the New Year now to look forward to. Many people make New Year’s resolutions, whether it be to go to the gym more or quit smoking, but you should also consider making a professional resolution in 2022. From getting more organized to becoming more focused on being proactive, there are endless resolutions to consider. Here are three important ones for real estate professionals: Be more productive in 2022. Perhaps easier sa...
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