5 Products Discontinued by Apple in 2021

Apple announced several new products this year, ranging from the colorful 24-inch iMac to four iPhone 13 models, but we also said goodbye to some other products. Below, we've recapped five products and accessories discontinued by Apple in 2021. HomePod In March 2021, Apple announced that it was discontinuing the full-sized HomePod in order to focus its efforts on the HomePod mini. At the time, Apple said it would continue to provide software updates, service, and support for the larger Hom...
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How John Madden Became the 'Larger-Than-Life' Face of a Gaming Empire

"[John] Madden, who died Tuesday, helped bring to life a series of football video games that have generated $7 billion in revenue since 1988," reports the New York Times. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from the report, written by Kellen Browning and Kevin Draper: Trip Hawkins first met John Madden in the dining car of an Amtrak train traveling from Denver to Oakland, Calif., in 1984, after Madden had agreed to lend his name and football prowess to a football simulation video game. Madden,...
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Best laptop deals and sales for December 2021

Looking for some of the best laptop deals today? We've gathered a list of the top laptop sales happening right now.
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Nurvv Run Smart Insoles Review

Optimizing your running performance and power output hasn’t always been measurable outside of a stopwatch. The tale of the tape is only a part of the picture, so Nurvv Run Smart Insoles are here to provide a host of actionable data that can be used to improve form, fitness and overall performance. Nurvv Run Smart Insoles Features: Measures power, cadence, step length, pronation and foot strike GPS enabled devices track distance Connect HRM for additional data Encourages form improvements to red...
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US Hits Record Number of New Covid-19 Cases

The seven-day average of COVID-19 cases topped 280,000 this week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University's tracker. It's a record number of new cases in the country; the last time the number of cases hit a peak close to that was January. NPR reports: Public health officials including Dr. Anthony Fauci and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky say the new variant appears to be less severe than ones in the past but still emphasize the need to follow public ...
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Microsoft Defender Log4j Scanner Triggers False Positive Alerts

Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is currently showing "sensor tampering" alerts linked to the company's newly deployed Microsoft 365 Defender scanner for Log4j processes. BleepingComputer reports: The alerts are reportedly mainly shown on Windows Server 2016 systems and warn of "possible sensor tampering in memory was detected by Microsoft Defender for Endpoint" created by an OpenHandleCollector.exe process. Admins have been dealing with this issue since at least December 23, according to custome...
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Sweden's Northvolt Builds First Lithium-Ion Battery Cell In Europe

Swedish battery manufacturer Northvolt announced that on December 28th, it successfully produced the first lithium-ion battery cell to be designed, developed, and built completely in Europe by a homegrown company. Teslarati reports: "Last night, the commissioning of the Northvolt Ett gigafactory in northern Sweden led to the assembly of the first battery cell," Northvolt wrote. The company's factory, located in Vasteras, Sweden, is the first factory in Europe to have a cell that has been "fully ...
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Metaverse Property Mogul Touts 10-Fold Appreciation In Virtual Real Estate Portfolio

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Markets Insider: Andrew Kiguel, CEO of crypto-asset investment firm, estimated his metaverse portfolio is valued at 10 times more than his purchase price, USA Today said in a report published Wednesday. "It's all about the location," he told the newspaper, saying that land in the core of a virtual downtown is key. "The more visitors who come, the more valuable the land, and the more a retailer and advertisers will be willing to spend to reach t...
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Amazon’s Alexa device tells 10-year-old to touch a penny to a live plug socket

The child had asked the Echo smart speaker for a challenge, prompting her mother to post the response on TwitterVirtual assistants can set timers for people, play music, control smart home devices, respond to voice commands and set up reminders. As of Sunday, they have also proven their ability to challenge children to lethal dares.Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant, recently advised a 10-year-old girl to touch a penny to a live plug socket after she asked the Echo smart speaker for a challenge. ...
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China's New AI Policy Doesn't Prevent It From Building Autonomous Weapons

The Next Web's Tristan Greene combed through a recently published "position paper" detailing China's views on military AI regulation and found that it "makes absolutely no mention of restricting the use of machines capable of choosing and firing on targets autonomously." From the report: Per the paper: "In terms of law and ethics, countries need to uphold the common values of humanity, put people's well-being front and center, follow the principle of AI for good, and observe national or regional...
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How to convert HEIC files to JPG if you need to use the more standard file format

It's possible to convert HEIC files to JPG on an iPhone, Mac, or PC.Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images You can convert HEIC files to the JPG format by altering the settings on your iPhone or exporting the images in Preview on a Mac.  In Windows, install Microsoft's HEIF Image Extension codec. Beginning with iOS 11, iPhones save photos in a format called HEIC which compresses photos more efficiently. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Beginning with iOS 11, Apple ch...
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Apple Ditched Intel, and It Paid Off

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC, written by Todd Haselton: Apple's decision to ditch Intel paid off this year. The pivot allowed Apple to completely rethink the Mac, which had started to grow stale with an aging design and iterative annual upgrades. Following the divorce from Intel, Apple has launched far more exciting computers which, paired with an ongoing pandemic that has forced people to work and learn from home, have sent Apple's Mac business soaring. It wasn't always a given...
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BlackBerry OS Devices Will Stop Working On January 4, 2022

If you're still using an older BlackBerry phone running BlackBerry OS, it's time you upgrade devices. According to BlackBerry, it's ending support for legacy services for BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry PlayBook OS on January 4, 2022. Liliputing reports: Among other things, that means that if you have a phone running BlackBerry 10 or BlackBerry 7.1 OS or earlier, then as of January 4, 2022 it will no longer reliably support: Phone calls; SMS; and 9-1-1 emergency calls. BlackBerry says WiFi and mobi...
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Federal Court Ruling Will Make Wifi 6E a Reality

Federal courts have opened the door for what may amount to the most substantial wifi upgrade in over twenty years. From a report: On Tuesday, a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a ruling where it supported the FCC's decision to divvy up 1,200MHz of spectrum in the 6GHz band for unlicensed use, a move that paves the way for the eagerly anticipated move to wifi 6E. Prior to the ruling, wifi was limited to broadcasting over 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. That new spectrum re...
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Party Squasher targets parties at short-term rentals ‘before they rage’

BlueZoo, a company that offers sensors that measure occupancy in single-family homes, has launched a partnership program with property insurers in order to stop parties at short-term rentals before they start.
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New Flagpro malware linked to Chinese state-backed hackers

 The cyber espionage group APT (Advanced Persistent Threat) Blackwell has been targeting Japanese companies with a new type of malware that researchers call "Flag pro". Second level malware and run it.  Breaching corporate networks The chain of infection begins with a phishing e-mail that was developed for the target organization and pretends to be a message from a trusted partner.  The e-mail contains a password-protected ZIP or RAR attachment with a Microsoft Excel file [.XLSM] linke...
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Scientists Find Unexpected Trove of Life Forms Beneath Antarctic Ice Shelf

A team of researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany has discovered a whopping 77 seafloor-dwelling species beneath an Antarctica ice shelf -- a hint that this mysterious realm may be far more biologically rich than scientists realized. From a report: Little is known about the environment beneath Antarctica's floating ice shelves, the seaward extensions of the continent's glaciers that span 1.6 million square kilometers. It's a harsh, cold environment shrouded in continuous darknes...
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Apple’s Policies Force Tumblr to Ban Certain Tags for iOS Users

Tumblr has been banning a host of tags from its iOS app in an effort to comply with Apple’s app review policies. Some of the banned tags make sense for a platform trying to scrub itself of sensitive content — “porn,” “drugs” and “sex” are banned, for instance. Others are incomprehensible (or troubling if you think about them for too long), like the aforementioned “Tony the Tiger” and “Eugene Levy.” Even tags with the numbers 69 and 420 are banned. Tags: App Review Guidelines, App Store, Apple, T...
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The Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro have huge 50-megapixel main cameras

Xiaomi is at it again — putting another fantastically huge camera on a flagship phone. This time, it’s the Xiaomi 12 Pro with a 50-megapixel main sensor and f/1.9 standard wide lens. It’s not the... #flagshipphone #xiaomi12pro #xiaomi
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Discover Ways to Keep Your Devices as Functional as New

Buying a new phone, laptop, or any other device now and then can be costly. Suppose you work from home or office and depend entirely on your computer or phone; a breakdown can bring your work to a stop. Also, some device breakdowns can lead to the loss of valuable information like contacts or documents in the device’s temporary storage. Therefore, it is essential to ensure your device will remain in good shape for as long as possible. Here are ways to improve your device lifespan and keep it f...
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Technology: The Cutting-Edge

It was about 35 years ago when Jeff Pust was a young man, newly married and starting a career in real estate, working on mortgages and appraisals. He transitioned into sales, and 15 years ago, along with his wife, took over Van Dorm Realty from his in-laws. Today, the Olympia, Washington-based firm has over 120 agents and has remained an independent brokerage. “We’re a large independent, which is rather unique,” says broker/owner Pust. “The way we provide tools for our brokers is also unique for...
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How to Measure Someone’s Height Using iPhone 13 Pro

In Apple’s latest iPhone user guide it tells people that iPhone 12 Pro and later can measure someone’s height using the LiDAR sensor. Measure Height With iPhone 13 Pro Using Apple’s built-in Measure app, the LiDAR sensor on iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max allow for greater precision when measuring things with the camera. Make sure the person’s entire body is within your screen. You’ll see a line appearing at the top of their head. Tap the shutter button ...
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Elon Musk reveals who bitcoin's creator Satoshi Nakamoto might be

  Musk. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Elon Musk seems to agree with many that hyper-secret cryptocurrency expert Nick Szabo could be Satoshi Nakamoto, the mysterious creator of the digital currency Bitcoin.  "You can watch ideas evolve before Bitcoin was launched and see who wrote about those ideas," Musk told artificial intelligence researcher Lex Fridman on a podcast posted Tuesday when asked what he thought about the real ones Identity of Nakamoto thinks.  The Tesl...
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James Webb Space Telescope's Smooth Launch Extended Its Life Expectancy, NASA Says

The James Webb Space Telescope should be able to remain in orbit for more than 10 years, thanks to a fuel-efficient launch on Christmas Day, according to NASA. From a report: The telescope was carried aboard the Arianespace Ariane 5. Despite two brief midcourse corrections, its launch used less propellant than initially expected. That will allow the $10 billion observatory "science operations in orbit for significantly more than a 10-year science lifetime," the US space agency said in a release ...
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Attackers in China Using Open-source Log4j Flaw

A group of Chinese attackers has been using the massive vulnerability in Log4j, common piece of open-source code, to target a large academic institution, Crowdstrike says. From a report: Experts say hundreds of millions of systems are vulnerable and that attacks based on the flaw are continuing. CrowdStrike said its software observed an attack that exploited the Log4j flaw in software from VMware. The attack came from a China-based group dubbed Aquatic Panda that has been conducting intelligence...
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Elon Musk sells another $1 billion in Tesla shares, nearing 10% target

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, stands in the foundry of the Tesla Gigafactory during a press event. Patrick Pleul | picture alliance | Getty Images Elon Musk sold another $ 1.02 billion in Tesla Inc. stock, moving closer to his goal of reducing his stake in the electric car maker by 10 percent. US Securities and Exchange Commission.  Musk has been selling Tesla shares since asking his Twitter followers in November if he should sell some of his stake. Musk said in a tweet last week that he...
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Infiray iRay Bolt TL-35 3-12x Thermal Scope Review

Infiray iRay Bolt TL-35 3-12x Thermal Scope U.S.A. –-( When a red-blooded American thinks of thermal optics, the first thing that comes to mind is usually the movie Predator.  The 1987 action flick features a technologically advanced alien hunting down Arnold Schwarzenegger and company, in part using thermal optics.  In the real world, thermals are often thought of as a high-dollar hunting luxury, perhaps with limited capability.  After a few months of heavy use with the iRay Bo...
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SpaceX Will Take Humans To Mars Within 10 Years, Elon Musk Predicts

Elon Musk predicted this week that SpaceX will be able to fly humans to Mars within the next 10 years. From a report: Musk made the bold prediction during an appearance on the Lex Fridman podcast. The Tesla founder reiterated his view that humanity should become a "multi-planet species" and detailed SpaceX's plans to develop the necessary technology for the trip. "Best case is about five years. Worst case, 10 years," Musk said. He noted that "engineering the vehicle" required for the trip remain...
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Entertaining As Alexa Is, Coloring Books Are Way Less Dangerous

Alexa and Siri have some explaining to do... The post Entertaining As Alexa Is, Coloring Books Are Way Less Dangerous appeared first on Above the Law.
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Apple puts Indian iPhone factory 'on probation'

Hundreds of staff at Foxconn in Sriperumbudur were reportedly hit by food poisoning.
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