Hackneyed Metasequoia and Other Confessions: A Letter To The Midwest

6 January 2022 Lovettsville, VA Dear Scott, I thought I’d confuse you by preempting your letter with one of my own.  No, you are not behind, I am simply ahead. Best wishes for a speedy recovery! And I use that exclamation point with great precision. Your last Rant on overused plants was wonderful.  The surgery sharpened a delightful edge which I very much hope lasts at long as the scar tissue. As I mentioned in the comments, I hate that you wrote it and I didn’t.  I did much of my laughing throu...
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New Lava-Like Coating Can Stop Fires In Their Tracks

sciencehabit shares a report from It takes a lot of science to stop a fire. To prevent homes and workplaces from going up in smoke, manufacturers have added flame retardants to plastic, wood, and steel building materials for decades. But such additives can be toxic, expensive, and sometimes ineffective. Now, researchers in Australia and China have come up with a new flame retardant that, when exposed to extreme heat, forms a ceramic layer akin to hardened lava, squelching the flames...
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Rooney Mara to Play Audrey Hepburn in Apple Biopic Directed by Luca Guadagnino

A biopic of iconic actress Audrey Hepburn starring Rooney Mara is in the works at Apple, Variety has confirmed. Oscar-nominated “Call Me by Your Name” director Luca Guadagnino will helm the project, with Mara producing and “The Giver” co-writer Michael Mitnick penning the script. Though plot details are being kept under wraps, Hepburn is an acting […]
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Apple Lands Audrey Hepburn Biopic By Michael Mitnick; Rooney Mara Starring & Producing, Luca Guadagnino Directing

Apple has landed another big feature project, that being an Audrey Hepburn biopic which Oscar-nominated filmmaker Luca Guadagnino will helm, with 2x Oscar nominee Rooney Mara set to play The Breakf… #biopic #lucaguadagnino #thebreakf #audreyhepburn #rooneymara #michaelmitnick
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Received Nearly $100 Million in Compensation in 2021

The Apple executive reached his 10th anniversary in a year when the iPhone maker saw record sales and profits. #iphone #timcook
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Bringing The CEO’s Vision To Life

Companies often have inspiring purpose statements, such as “to bring health through food to as many people as possible” (Danone), “to connect everybody to live a better today and build a better tomorrow” (Vodafone) and “to make a difference in the lives of people globally through our innovative medicines, vaccines, and animal health products” (Merck). One of the biggest challenges with putting purpose into practice is connecting a CEO’s aspirational vision with employees’ day-to-day tasks, wh...
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, US, Georgia, Nasa, Vodafone, John F Kennedy, Houston, Jfk, Martin Luther King, Branding, London Business School, Simon Sinek, Danone, Drew, Gresham

Snap Suing To Trademark the Word 'Spectacles' For Its Smart Glasses

Snap is suing the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for rejecting its application to trademark the word "spectacles" for its digital eyewear camera device. But the USPTO has maintained that "spectacles" is a generic term for smart glasses and that Snap's version "has not acquired distinctiveness," as required for a trademark. The Verge reports: In its complaint filed Wednesday in US District Court in California, Snap claims that the Spectacles name "evokes an incongruity between an 18th cen...
Tags: Tech, Snapchat, United States, Uspto, US District Court, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Drew Hirshfeld, US Patent and Trademark Office USPTO, California Snap

150-degree wide-angle photo mode tops OnePlus 10 Pro’s camera specs

The OnePlus 10 Pro's camera will feature a 150-degree wide-angle camera, a Fish-Eye Mode, and a 10-bit color mode. We've got sample images from them all.
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150-degree wide-angle lens tops OnePlus 10 Pro’s camera specs

The OnePlus 10 Pro's camera will feature a 150-degree wide-angle camera, a Fish-Eye Mode, and a 10-bit color mode. We've got sample images from them all.
Tags: Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Camera, Oneplus, CES 2022, Oneplus 10 Pro

Sonos wins patent lawsuit, Pixel phones and other Google devices face sales ban

A trade court has ruled that Google infringed on Sonos-owned patents. Now, Sonos is seeking a ban on the sale of everything from smart speakers to Pixel phones.
Tags: Google, Mobile, Trends, Smart Home, Sonos, Patent, Patent Infringement, Audio Devices

Sonos wins huge patent lawsuit against Google

A trade court has ruled that Google infringed on Sonos-owned patents. Now, Sonos is seeking a ban on the sale of everything from smart speakers to Pixel phones.
Tags: Google, Mobile, Trends, Smart Home, Sonos, Patent, Patent Infringement, Audio Devices

Chrome OS 97 rolling out: Gallery app gets new audio player & support for multiple windows, more

Google previewed a slew of new features coming to Chromebooks this year. Until then, Chrome OS 97 is rolling out today with a brand-new... #audioplayer #chromeos97 #galleryapp #chromeos #chromebooks
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Google Found To Have Violated Sonos Patents, Blocking Import of Google Devices

An anonymous reader quotes a report from XDA Developers: In January of 2020, Sonos filed two lawsuits against Google, claiming that the latter stole its multiroom speaker technology and infringed on 100 patents. In September, Sonos then sued Google alleging that the company's entire line of Chromecast and Nest products violated five of Sonos' wireless audio patents. A judge (preliminarily) ruled in favor of Sonos. Now it's gone from bad to worse for Google, as the preliminary findings have been ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Chromecast, United States, Sonos, U S International Trade Commission, Google Devices, Google Home Nest, The New York Times Google

Google forced to change how Nest speakers work following Trade Commission ruling for Sonos [Update]

Cast-enabled speakers are also losing Speaker Group volume controls #tradecommission #sonos #speakergroup
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'All My Apes Gone': NFT Theft Victims Beg For Centralized Saviors

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: On the eve of the new year, tragedy struck in Manhattan: Chelsea art gallery owner Todd Kramer had 615 ETH (about $2.3 million) worth of NFTs, primarily Bored Apes and Mutant Apes, stolen by scammers and listed on the peer-to-peer NFT marketplace OpenSea. Kramer quickly took to Twitter and begged for help from OpenSea and the NFT community for help regaining his NFTs. Unsurprisingly, he was ripped to shreds by others in the community for not ...
Tags: Tech, Chelsea, Manhattan, ETH, Kramer, NFT, Edward Ongweso Jr, Bored Ape Yacht Club, Todd Kramer, OpenSea Kramer

Honda Clocks Are Stuck 20 Years In The Past And There Isn't A Fix

Honda and Acura owners around the world are reporting that their clocks and calendars are getting stuck at a certain time in the year 2002. "The spread is impressive, impacting Honda and Acura models as old as 2004 and as new as 2012," reports Jalopnik. "There is no fix for the current issue. Honda says it's investigating and if it does not find a fix, the clocks should correct themselves sometime in August." From the report: As a number of Honda and Acura owners have noted on these forums, thei...
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The most common Google Wear OS problems and how to fix them

Got a Wear OS smartwatch? We've rounded up some of the more common Google Wear OS problems, along with some workarounds and solutions for solving them.
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Apple Loses Lead Apple Silicon Designer Jeff Wilcox To Intel

Apple Silicon leader and T2 security processor developer Jeff Wilcox has left Apple to rejoin Intel and oversee architecture for all Intel System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designs. AppleInsider reports: As Apple heads to the end of its self-imposed two-year transition from Intel to its own Apple Silicon, the company has lost the leader of its M1 development team. Jeff Wilcox originally joined Apple from Intel in 2013, and is now returning to that company as it works on introducing new processors. "After a...
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The Tragedy Of Macbeth Trailer: Denzel Washington And Frances McDormand Scheme Their Way Through A Shakespeare Classic

The ire of superstitious theatre kids and the sworn enemy of high school English classes everywhere, William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" has been interpreted in every way imaginable, including a fan-favorite episode of "The Simpsons." Now, Academy Award-winning director Joel Coen has tackled the tragic behemoth with "The Tragedy of Macbeth." In his second feature directorial effort without the assistance of his brother Ethan, the highly stylized thriller tells a tale of "murder, madness, ambition, a...
Tags: Apple, Movies, News, Washington, Scotland, Frances Mcdormand, Trailers, William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Macbeth, Denzel Washington, Joel, Llewyn Davis, Ethan, Joel Coen, Lady Macbeth Frances McDormand

Beats Noise-Cancelling Headphones Are $150 Off Right Now

All products and services featured by Variety are independently selected by Variety editors. However, Variety may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. The Beats Studio 3 Wireless has endured as the Apple brand’s flagship over-ear headphones since they first released […]
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Forget waiting! Here’s all the CES 2022 tech you can buy right now

As a tip of our hat to the tech companies that give us instant gratification, we've rounded up all the best CES 2022 gear that you can buy right now
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, News, Cars, Samsung, Trends, Hp, Computing, Home Theater, Smart Home, Anker, Health & Fitness, Tcl

Apple custom chip guru jumps ship to rejoin Intel

Jeff Wilcox led efforts to build M1 and T2 processors Apple’s top silicon lead Jeff Wilcox, who led the iGiant's push to develop homegrown chips, has left his role to start a new job at Intel.…
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Scientists will digitally examine 41 child mummies in Sicily to reveal information on their mysterious lives and deaths

Fully clothed human remains, representing some of the world's best-preserved bodies, are displayed at the Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo, southern Italy, January 31, 2011.REUTERS/Tony Gentile The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo display approximately 1,284 bodies — 163 of which are children. Researchers at Staffordshire University in England will use X-rays to examine the juvenile mummies. The goal is to learn more about their lives and deaths.  Researchers are making efforts to unravel the m...
Tags: England, Science, Technology, News, International, Trends, Italy, Palermo, Sicily, Mummies, Staffordshire University, Squires, Eduardo Hernandez, Catacombs, Tony Gentile, National Geographic Today

Apple CEO Tim Cook Earned $98.7M in Stock and Salary in 2021

Apple CEO Tim Cook's earnings totaled $98.7 million in base salary, stock, and other compensation, according to a statement that Apple filed with the SEC today. Cook earned a $3 million base salary, and he was provided with stock award of $82,347,835. This stock award is RSUs that will vest over time, and it includes $44.8 million in performance-based stock awards and $37.5 million in time-based stock awards. None of this stock has vested as of yet. Cook also had more than 5 million shares v...
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FlexBooker Discloses Data Breach, Over 3.7 Million Accounts Impacted

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BleepingComputer: Accounts of more than three million users of the U.S.-based FlexBooker appointment scheduling service have been stolen in an attack before the holidays and are now being traded on hacker forums. The same intruders are offering databases claiming to be from two other entities: racing media organization and Redbourne Group's rediCASE case management software, both from Australia. Among FlexBooker's customers are owners of any bu...
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Key M1 Mac Engineer Departs Apple for Intel

Apple's former Director of Mac System Architecture Jeff Wilcox this week announced that he has left Apple to take on a new role at Intel. As noted on LinkedIn (via Tom's Hardware), Wilcox was part of Apple's M1 team and he had a key role in the transition from Intel chips to Apple silicon. Wilcox's profile says that he "led the transition" for all Macs to Apple silicon, and prior to that, he developed the SoC and system architecture for the T2 coprocessor used in Intel Macs.Director of the Ma...
Tags: Apple, Intel, Nvidia, M1, Tom, Tim, Pat Gelsinger, Wilcox, Johny Srouji Apple, Apple Silicon, Jeff Wilcox, Mac System Architecture, Design Engineering Group CTO, Intel Wilcox, Magnum Semiconductor

Apple Chief Tim Cook’s Pay Package Ballooned to $98.7 Million in 2021

Tim Cook, CEO of Apple — the most valuable technology company in the world — had a compensation package worth $98.7 million last year, more than six times his haul in 2020, according to a regulatory filing. Cook’s base salary for 2021 was $1.39 million. He received a cash bonus of $12 million for the […]
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The iPhone 14 Pro could have a hole-punch camera and hide Face ID under the screen

Rumors for Apple’s upcoming 2022 iPhone refresh are continuing to roll, with Twitter leaker DylanDKT claiming that the iPhone 14 Pro lineup will feature a pill-shaped hole-punch design for its... #dylandkt #iphone #iphone14pro #twitter #lineup #mingchikuo
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The most common iPhone X problems, and how to fix them

Every smartphone has issues, even Apple's iPhone X. From throttling to charging, here's a list of the most commonly reported problems and how to fix them.
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Global Tech Giants Profitability Domination

Apple has competitors with smartphones and applications but Apple has 75% of smartphone hardware profits. Apple has about 40% margin and makes far more profits from its iTunes ecosystem. Samsung is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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