Google launches Ripple, an open standard that could bring tiny radars to Ford cars and more

Google has been publicly building tiny radar chips since 2015. They can tell you how well you sleep, control a smartwatch, count sheets of paper, and let you play the world’s tiniest violin. But... #smartwatch #soli #ripple
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Cyber Command Task Force Conducted Its First Offensive Operation

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Drive: AU.S. Cyber Command task force executed what is being described as its "first offensive cyber effect operation" against real-world cyber threats. While the exact nature of the operation and its target remains unknown, the event was significant enough for the U.S. Secretary of Defense to personally attend to watch the operation in action. The operation was conducted between February and August 2021 by a task force consisting of personnel from th...
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Brussels Airlines Operates 3,000 Empty Flights To Keep Airport Slots

Brussels Airlines has operated 3,000 flights without passengers this winter to avoid losing take-off and landing slots. From a report: The airline's parent company, Lufthansa Group, confirmed that 18,000 flights had been flown empty, including 3,000 Brussels Airlines services, reports The Bulletin. EU rules require that airlines operate a certain percentage of scheduled flights to keep their slots at major airports. Under these "use it or lose it" regulations, prior to the pandemic carriers had ...
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Biofreeze For Life Instant Win Game (327 Prizes – Free Game Code)

Enter for your chance to win Biofreeze for Life or one of the instant win game prizes including Apple gift cards and grocery gift cards. #giveaway Play twice daily. Biofreeze has a cooling menthol...
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Google: We disagree with Sonos patent ruling so much, we've changed our code to avoid infringement

And also an import ban America's International Trade Commission has said Google infringed five of Sonos’s patents – and has banned Google from importing into the US products that rip off Sonos’ home speaker intellectual property.…
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PayPal Explores Launch of Own Stablecoin in Crypto Push

PayPal is exploring the launch of its own stablecoin as part of its cryptocurrency push, according to the company, which confirmed the development after evidence of the move was discovered inside its iPhone app. From a report: "We are exploring a stablecoin; if and when we seek to move forward, we will of course, work closely with relevant regulators," Jose Fernandez da Ponte, senior vice president of crypto and digital currencies at PayPal, said in a statement to Bloomberg News. Stablecoins are...
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Tech Startup Wants To Gamify Suing People Using Crypto Tokens

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard, written by Maxwell Strachan: A new tech startup plans to become "the stock market of litigation financing" by allowing everyday Americans to bet on civil lawsuits through the purchase (and trade) of associated crypto tokens. In doing so, the company hopes to provide funding to individuals who would otherwise not be able to pursue claims. "Ryval's goal is to make access to justice more affordable," said Kyle Roche, a trial lawyer and one of th...
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Hackers Target US Defense Firms With Malicious USB Packages

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) warned US companies in a recently updated flash alert that the financially motivated FIN7 cybercriminals group is targeting the US defense industry with packages containing malicious USB devices. BleepingComputer reports: The attackers are mailing packages containing 'BadUSB' or 'Bad Beetle USB' devices with the LilyGO logo, commonly available for sale on the Internet. The packages have been mailed via the United States Postal Service (USPS) and United P...
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The weirdest tech we spotted at CES 2022

To celebrate all the strange and wonderful things that surface at CES, we've rounded up a modest collection of the weirdest tech we spotted this year
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HomeSmart files IPO paperwork

The tech-enhanced brokerage is the first major real estate firm to move toward a stock market debut in 2022. That move, however, comes after a tumultuous year for publicly traded real estate firms.
Tags: Technology, Ipo, Radio, Compass, Stock Market, Zillow, Initial Public Offering, Redfin, Industry News, Realogy, Markets & Economy, Brokerage, Select, HomeSmart, Exp World Holdings, Champions Real Estate Group

Nasdaq Ends First Week of 2022 Down More Than 4% as Roku, Netflix Take Hits

The Nasdaq closed Friday down more than 4% from where it opened Monday and almost 1% for the day, marking a rough start to 2022 for several entertainment and tech stocks. Along with the Nasdaq, the S&P 500 is having a bumpy beginning to the new year, down 0.4% at close on Friday and -1.8% […]
Tags: Google, News, Netflix, Roku, Nasdaq

Female Bolivian Skateboarders Shred in Traditional Dress

Brazilian photographer Luisa Dörr travelled to Bolivia and photographed the members of ImillaSkate, a group of Aymara and Quechua women who skateboard, often in traditional cholita clothing. From a slideshow of photos by Dörr in El Pais (translated from Spanish by Google): I traveled to Cochabamba in September and was struck by the strong prejudice that exists in Bolivian society against indigenous people. There are medical cholitas or lawyers there who radically change their way of dre...
Tags: Google, Bolivia, Jason Kottke, El Pais, Cochabamba, Luisa, Luisa Dörr

15 Features the Original iPhone Didn't Have When First Announced

Sunday will mark the 15th anniversary of Steve Jobs introducing the original iPhone at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, and while the device revolutionized the smartphone industry, it's easy to forget how much the iPhone has improved since then. To celebrate the upcoming occasion, we've put together a list of 15 features the original iPhone didn't have when it was first announced. App Store: The original iPhone came with preinstalled apps like Phone, Weather, Notes, Calendar, Photos, and ...
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Honoring Stephen Hawking’s scientific legacy

As we welcome in another year, and reflect on the turbulent one that’s passed, the existential words of Professor Stephen Hawking are as poignant as ever: “Remember to look up at the stars, and not down at your feet.”It was not just the great scientific body of work that British-born cosmologist Hawking gave to the world, but also his reminders to reflect on the universe we live in — and the fragility and the beauty of existence.And today, on January 8, the day Professor Stephen Hawking would ha...
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Judge Orders FDA To Hasten Release of Pfizer Vaccine Docs

A federal judge in Texas on Thursday ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make public the data it relied on to license Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine, imposing a dramatically accelerated schedule that should result in the release of all information within about eight months. Reuters reports: That's roughly 75 years and four months faster than the FDA said it could take to complete a Freedom of Information Act request by a group of doctors and scientists seeking an estimated 450,000 pages of ma...
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Women's Periods May Be Late After Coronavirus Vaccination, Study Suggests

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Shortly after coronavirus vaccines were rolled out about a year ago, women started reporting erratic menstrual cycles after receiving the shots. Some said their periods were late. Others reported heavier bleeding than usual or painful bleeding. Some postmenopausal women who hadn't had a period in years even said they had menstruated again. A study published on Thursday found that women's menstrual cycles did indeed change following vac...
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Meta Sued For Alleged Role In Extremist-Linked Murder of Federal Guard

The surviving sister of Dave Patrick Underwood, a federal security guard who was killed in a drive-by shooting in 2020, has filed a lawsuit against Meta, the parent organization of Facebook. The suit seeks to hold the company accountable for connecting the two men charged in the murder plot and giving them a space online to plan the attack. Engadget reports: Underwood was shot outside a federal building in Oakland, California in May of 2020. The two men charged inn the case were later linked to ...
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HomeSmart Files IPO with SEC

HomeSmart has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock, the company announced Friday. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined, the company states. HomeSmart has applied to list its common stock on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “HS.” J.P. Morgan and BofA Securities will act as lead book-running manage...
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IBuyers flipped 1 in 5 homes to institutional investors in 2021

In one "hot spot within a hot spot" — McDonough, Georgia — 70 percent of homes flipped by iBuyers like Zillow Offers and Opendoor were resold to institutional investors, many without being listed.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Mortgage, Zillow, Redfin, Markets & Economy, Select, Opendoor, McDonough Georgia, Offerpad, iBuyer, Zillow Offers, Ibuying, Mike Delprete

From Compliance To Privacy UX: Regulators Come For Dark Patterns

The French data protection authority hit Facebook and Google with multimillion-dollar fines yesterday for their use of deceptive design in their cookie consent banners. Commonly known as dark patterns, these design choices threaten or trick people into doing things that are in conflict with their own interests. We’ve all encountered these deceptive designs — where […]
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Toronto agent aims to launch nonprofit targeting tech inequities

Ara Mamourian, a managing partner with The Spring Team at RE/MAX Hallmark Brokerage, is working to launch a non-profit that provides technology, like laptops, to Canadians in need.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Toronto, Radio, Agent, Select, Ara Mamourian, Ken McLachlan, Spring Team Real Estate

Best Apple-Related Accessories at CES 2022

CES 2022 is wrapping up today, and while it was a more muted event because of the ongoing pandemic that saw many exhibitors and attendees cancel, there were still plenty of new product announcements. In our latest YouTube video, we rounded up some of the best Apple-related accessories that we saw this year. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Garmin Venu 2 Plus Smart Watch ($450) - Garmin's Venu 2 Plus Smart Watch is an Apple Watch alternative with a 43mm round di...
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'Sing 2' is now available to rent while it's still in theaters — you can watch the animated musical at home with your family for $25

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Universal The sequel to the animated hit "Sing" debuted in theaters on December 22, 2021. Though the movie is still playing on the big screen, you can already stream it at home. "Sing 2" currently costs $25 to rent from digital retailers like Vudu and Amazon. 'Sing 2' $24.99 FROM AMAZON $24.99 FROM VUDU $24.99 FROM APPLE TV "Sin...
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How to contact Instagram support for help with your account

You can contact Instagram support online via Instagram's online Help Center, or by reporting a post directly. If you shake your phone while using Instagram, a pop-up will appear that lets you report bugs. Instagram does have a phone number  — +1 (650) 543-4800 — but you won't be able to talk to anyone there. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. With more than one billion active users every month, it's easy to see how Instagram's customer service team migh...
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Canada Considers Making Vaccines Mandatory

New submitter nuckfuts writes: Canada's Minister of Health is signalling that provinces may make vaccines mandatory in the coming months as the only way to deal with surging COVID-19 caseloads. It will be up to individual provinces to decide. Alberta's Premier Jason Kenny as already stated that Alberta will not make vaccines mandatory. Some European countries, such as Austria and Greece, have moved in that direction already as infection rates hit record highs and vaccination campaigns stall. Gre...
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Facebook, Google Slapped With Hefty Fines by French Privacy Watchdogs

The French privacy watchdog Commission Nationale Informatique & Libert?s (CNIL) says it will fine Google $170.4 million (150 million euros) and Facebook $68.2 million (60 million euros) for breaching EU privacy legislations. Top line The announcement comes following CNIL investigations on how Google and Facebook sites display buttons allowing users to immediately accept cookies. The...
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Ubuntu-on-a-phone crowd fix Google account issues in new Touch update

OTA-21 of mobile OS arrives While some smartphone users are pondering when their next Android or iOS update will hit, the UBports foundation has released one for the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system in the form of OTA-21.…
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Road Salt Works. But It's Also Bad for the Environment.

As snowstorms sweep the East Coast of the United States this week, transportation officials have deployed a go-to solution for keeping winter roads clear: salt. From a report: But while pouring tons of salt on roads makes winter driving safer, it also has damaging environmental and health consequences, according to a growing body of research. As snow and ice melt on roads, the salt washes into soil, lakes and streams, in some cases contaminating drinking water reservoirs and wells. It has killed...
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How to clear the cache, history, and cookies on an iPhone to free up space and improve speed

You can clear the cache, history, and cookies on your iPhone to improve its speed and performance.  Clearing your iPhone's app cache can also free up extra storage space. When you clear your iPhone's cache, you might get logged out of some websites and apps. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Your iPhone holds two major data caches: One for Safari, and another for all the rest of your apps. Clearing these caches can free up space on your iPhone, improving speed...
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