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Protein From Gorse Bushes Could Feed Millions of People, Says Expert

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The gorse bushes that have invaded many Scottish landscapes could produce enough protein to feed millions of people, according to the leader of a Scottish government research program. The surprising suggestion by Prof Wendy Russell, at the University of Aberdeen, comes from research on the protein content of invasive plants that have to be doused with herbicides or burned back to keep them under control. Gorse contains 17% protein and broom ...
Tags: Scotland, Tech, Russell, University of Aberdeen, Wendy Russell


Hamnet

This was meant to be Tuesday's post, but I clicked the wrong thing. So it goes. A wonderfully imagined and beautifully written account of Shakespeare's family--his wife and three children, his parents, his in-laws.  O'Farrell's deft touch with research brings the past to vivid life and gives us an intriguing and powerful character in Agnes (aka Anne) Hathaway, Shakespeare's enigmatic wife, mother of the doomed Hamnet. Though I studied Shakespeare in college in multiple classe...
Tags: Google, Gardening, London, Anne Hathaway, Avon, Shakespeare, Will, Stratford, Anne, Farrell, Agnes, Vicki Lane, O Farrell, Hamnet, Anne Hathaway Shakespeare, Agnes Anne


Mobile networks really hate Apple's Private Relay: Some folks find iOS privacy feature blocked on their iPhones

Plus: Verizon's personal data grab, and more In brief Some mobile networks in Europe, UK, and America have reportedly started blocking Apple's beta-grade Private Relay functionality in iOS 15.…
Tags: Apple, Verizon, America, Software, Europe UK


Apple to Allow Alternative Payment Systems in App Store in South Korea

Apple will let App Store developers offer alternative payment systems in South Korea after the country passed a law that bans app store operators from requiring developers to use their own in-app purchase systems, reports The Korea Herald. Apple still plans to charge a reduced fee on purchases made through alternative payment systems, according to plans the company submitted to the Korea Communications Commission. Apple did not indicate when the new policy will take effect or what its commiss...
Tags: Apple, Google, South Korea, Korea, App Store, KCC, Korea Herald Apple, Korea Communications Commission Apple


Apple reveals how much it paid to App Store developers in 2021

Apple's App Store continues to pay out tens of billions of dollars annually to developers, though the store's success hasn't come without controversy.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Gaming, News, Trends, App Store, Epic Games, App Developers


Signal CEO Moxie Marlinspike steps down, names WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton as interim CEO

Signal CEO Moxie Marlinspike is stepping down.Getty Images; Reuters Moxie Marlinspike is stepping down as CEO of secure messaging app Signal.  WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton will serve as the interim CEO. Signal is a massively popular encrypted messaging service. Signal messaging app's founder and CEO, Moxie Marlinspike, is stepping down, he said in a blog post on Monday."It's a new year, and I've decided it's a good time to replace myself as the CEO of Signal," said Marlinsp...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Trends, Tech, Getty Images, Whatsapp, Tech News, Messaging App, Signal, Moxie Marlinspike, Reuters, Acton, Brian Acton, Marlinspike, Insider Inc, Matthew Rosenfeld


Apple Could Release OLED iPad With Samsung Display Panel in 2024

Apple might release an iPad with an OLED display provided by Samsung in 2024, according to a report from The Elec. Samsung is developing the necessary equipment to create the OLED panels that Apple wants for its iPads, but Apple will need to make a big enough order to make the project financially viable. The Elec says that Apple and Samsung were working together to create a 10.86-inch OLED panel in 2021, but work on the display was halted in the third quarter. Apple asked for panels with a "t...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Featured, Samsung, Boe, Oled, FMM, Elec, iPad Pro 12.9, iPad Pro 11, The Elec, The Elec Samsung, Samsung Display Panel


Facebook will require COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all in-person employees

Logo Meta outside Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California.Liu Guanguan/China News Service via Getty Images Facebook parent company Meta will require all in-person employees to be boosted against COVID-19. The social media giant also announced a further delay in office reopenings, pushing the return to late March.  The company is among several to have postponed returning to the office. Facebook parent company Meta Platforms will require all employees working from its US offices to rece...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, News, US, Trends, Meta, Booster, Menlo Park California, Tech Insider, Janelle Gale, Getty Images Facebook, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Erin Snodgrass


Sinking feeling: San Francisco’s Millennium Tower is still leaning 3in every year

The 58-story luxury condominium building continues sinking despite a $100m plan to reinforce its foundation to prevent tilting San Francisco’s infamous Millennium Tower – a luxury condominium where star athletes and retired Google employees bought multimillion dollar apartments before they realized it was sinking – is continuing to sink and tilt to the side by about about 3in (7.5 cm) per year, according to the engineer responsible for fixing the troubled building.In a few years, if the tilting ...
Tags: Google, California, San Francisco, US news, Architecture, Millennium Tower, Ron Hamburger


The GMC Hummer EV Could Pop Wheelies Before Engineers Intervened

New submitter X2b5Ysb8 shares a report from The Drive, written by Peter Holderith: Driving a 2022 GMC Hummer EV prototype back in Oct. 2021 was an eye-opening experience. [...] I did a fair amount of driving and some riding along with the vehicle's chief engineer, Al Oppenheiser. During one of our chats, Oppenheiser shared with me some of the trials and tribulations his engineering team went through while developing the vehicle. This included one unexpected capability that had to be tuned out be...
Tags: Tech, Gm, Milford, Hummer, Al Oppenheiser, Oppenheiser, The Drive, Peter Holderith, GMC Hummer EV Could Pop


Google Exec Pushing RCS Adoption Says He's 'Not Asking Apple to Make iMessage Available on Android'

Google for the last several years has been pushing a new communications protocol called Rich Communication Services, or RCS, which is designed to replace the current SMS standard. RCS offers support for higher resolution photos and videos, audio messages, bigger file size, improved encryption, and more. For the last few months, Google's senior vice president of Android, Hiroshi Lockheimer, has been publicly trying to persuade Apple to adopt support for RCS, and over the weekend, he once again...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Imessage, Mms, Messages, Wall Street Journal, RCS, Hiroshi Lockheimer, Lockheimer, Verizon AT T and T Mobile, RCS Apple, Lockheimer Google, Lockheimer s Twitter


Google Had Secret Project To 'Convince' Employees 'That Unions Suck'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: A National Labor Relations Board ruling sheds light on a highly secret anti-union campaign at Google, that a top executive explicitly described as an initiative to "convince [employees] that unions suck." The campaign was called Project Vivian, and ran at Google between late 2018 and early 2020 to combat employee activism and union organizing efforts at the company, according to court documents. Google's director of employment law, Michael Pf...
Tags: Google, Tech, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, IRI, Vivian, Danielle Brown Google, IRI Consultants, Michael Pfyl, FB Facebook MSFT Microsoft Amazon, Pfyl, IRI Consultants IRI Consultants, Department of Defense and Customers, Kara Silverstein Google, Silverstein Google


CISA Director: We'll Be Dealing With Log4j For a Long Time

Security professionals will be dealing with the fallout from the Log4j bug for a long time to come, top officials for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said Monday. CNET reports: If left unpatched or otherwise unfixed, the major security flaw discovered a month ago in the Java-logging library Apache Log4j poses risks for huge swaths of the internet. The vulnerability in the widely used software could be exploited by cyberattackers to take over computer servers, potentially put...
Tags: US, Tech, Cnet, Cisa, Equifax, Easterly, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Jen Easterly


After ruining Android messaging, Google says iMessage is too powerful

Google failed to compete with iMessage for years. Now it wants Apple to play nice. #imessage #android
Tags: Apple, Google


Google blasts Apple over bullying, peer pressure tactics keeping users on iMessage

Google has accused Apple of weaponizing social pressure to market iMessage to keep users locked into its ecosystem. There's some history to the whole saga.
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Imessage, Trends, RCS, RCS Messaging


Meet Boomy, the AI Software That Could Turn You In To a Music Star

Boomy is a new AI startup that helps users create their own songs using artificial intelligence software that does most of the heavy lifting. The BBC reports: You choose from a number of genres, click on "create song", and the AI will compose one for you in less than 30 seconds. It swiftly picks the track's key, chords and melody. And from there you can then finesse your song. You can do things such as add or strip-out instruments, change the tempo, adjust the volumes, add echoes, make everythin...
Tags: California, Tech, Bbc, Alex Mitchell, Boomy


Apple's Shazam Music Recognition Service Now Available as Chrome Extension

Apple at the end of 2021 appears to have quietly released a new Shazam extension for Chrome users, which can be used to identify songs that are playing using the popular music recognition service. Apple has owned Shazam since 2017, but even before that, Shazam was built into Apple devices at the operating system level. On an iPhone or a Mac, users can ask Siri to identify any song that's playing without the need for the Shazam app. The same functionality is built into the ‌iPhone‌ as a Contr...
Tags: Apple, Chrome, Siri, Shazam, Control Center, Shazam Music Recognition Service


Google alleges Apple of bullying and peer pressure tactic to sell iMessage

Google has accused Apple of weaponizing social pressure to market iMessage to keep users locked into its ecosystem. There's some history to the whole saga.
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Imessage, Trends, RCS, RCS Messaging


What it's like to spend 125 days flying the U-2, according to the only active-duty pilot to ever do it

A US Air Force U-2 at the California Capital Airshow in Sacramento, September 25, 2021.US Air Force/Nicholas Pilch For more than 60 years, the high-flying U-2 has gathered intelligence on hotspots all over the world. In that time, however, only one active-duty pilot has surpassed 3,000 flying hours in the vaunted Dragon Lady. Here's what it takes to hit that milestone, according to the pilot who did it.  When US Air Force pilot Lt. Col. "Jethro" first learned about the U-2, he was determi...
Tags: Google, California, Iraq, Sacramento, Trends, Afghanistan, United States, United Arab Emirates, Cuba, US Air Force, Robert, East Texas, Jethro, Armstrong, Beale, Talon


2022 Toyota Corolla Sedan: Standard Features, Pricing & New Apex Edition Trim

Japanese auto giant Toyota recently surpassed General Motors as the best-selling automaker in the United States, outselling GM by 114,000 vehicles in 2021. The everlasting 2022 Toyota Corolla sedan is leading the charge and remains part of the 12th generation variant unveiled in 2018. Setting The Stage Before the “all-new” Corolla hit the stands a few years ago, Toyota Motor Corporation CEO Akio Toyoda made a bold declaration back in 2017. Toyoda said the days of Toyota making dull or “b...
Tags: Apple, Cars, General Motors, Research, United States, Gm, Autos, Toyota, Epa, Android Auto, Mazda, Corolla, Le, MacPherson, Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor Corporation


/Film's 30 Most Anticipated Movies Of 2022

The world continues to feel as if it's falling apart, but at least we saw a bunch of great movies last year. With any luck, 2022 will be even better (hopefully in more ways than one), so let's look ahead and count down some films we're looking forward to that are currently scheduled to come out sometime this year. The /Film editorial team recently narrowed down a huge number of movies on a big podcast episode to come up with a group top 30; after that, we individually ranked the titles and have ...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Movies, Greece, Marvel, Michael Bay, Disney, Fbi, Avatar, Robert Pattinson, David Cronenberg, Ethan Hawke, Marilyn Monroe, William Shakespeare, Daniel Craig, Christian Bale


13 of the most unique products from CES 2022, the year's biggest tech show, from TV remotes charged by radio waves to roof shingle solar panels

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Samsung CES 2022, the year's biggest tech show, was packed with exciting new products. We already highlighted top tech and home picks, but there are tons of other items you may have missed. Some of the show's most unique products include roof shingle solar panels, an electric snowbike, and more. Last week thousands of companies came together, in person a...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Gaming, TV, Maryland, Pets, US, Samsung, Trends, Features, Pennsylvania, Sony, Smart Home, Razer, Charging, Hair Care


Some Carriers Are Blocking iPhone Users From Enabling iCloud Private Relay

Some European carriers, including T-Mobile/Sprint in the United States, are blocking iCloud Private Relay access when connected to cellular data. As 9to5Mac reports, "This feature is designed to give users an additional layer of privacy by ensuring that no one can view the websites that they visit." From the report: Apple says that Private Relay is a feature designed to give users another layer of privacy when browsing the web. The first relay is sent through a server maintained by Apple, and th...
Tags: Apple, Europe, UK, Tech, United States, Sprint, Monterey, Wwdc, T Mobile, T Mobile Sprint, T Mobile EE


A full breakdown of what channels you get with every Sling TV package, plus all the add-ons

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Channel selection differs depending on what Sling plan you sign up for.Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Sling's Orange and Blue plans each cost $35 a month, or you can combine them for $50 a month. The channel selection differs between them, but some networks are available on both plans. You can also add multi-channel packages or premium networks like Showtime...
Tags: Reviews, Nbc, Entertainment, France, Disney, Trends, Tech, Features, Fox, Showtime, Starz, Streaming, Stingray, Espn, Orange, Sling TV


Avira Joins Norton 360 In Adding a Crypto Miner To Its Products

Last week, security researcher Brian Krebs reported that Norton 360, one of the most popular antivirus products on the market, has installed a cryptocurrency mining program on its customers' computers. Well, it appears that Avira antivirus, which has built a base of 500 million users worldwide, is doing the same. Krebs on Security reports: Like Norton 360, Avira comes with a cryptominer already installed, but customers have to opt in to using the service that powers it. Avira's FAQ on its crypto...
Tags: Tech, Brian Krebs, Norton, Krebs, Avira, Avira Joins Norton, Norton Crypto Avira Crypto


Apple Reportedly Looking to Broadcast Major League Baseball Games Next Season

Apple has entered into discussions with Major League Baseball about a potential deal that would see the company broadcasting MLB games next season, reports The New York Post. The talks are described as "substantial" and "serious," and a deal would provide Apple with a way to establish Apple TV+ as a destination for sports content. At the current time, ‌Apple TV+‌ offers TV shows and movies, but compared to competitors, it is not able to appeal to sports fans. A lack of live sports access is ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, New York Post, Mlb, Espn, Major League Baseball


Google says it’s not asking for iMessage on Android in needling Apple to adopt RCS

After critical comments on Saturday, Android chief Hiroshi Lockheimer is back with some "thoughts and clarifications" on RCS and iMessage. #imessage #android #rcs #hiroshilockheime
Tags: Apple, Google, RCS, Hiroshi Lockheimer


Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge hands-on: Fastest charging phone ever, but does it last?

The Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge offers 120W fast charging, but how much of a difference does it actually make?
Tags: Mobile, News, Trends, Features, Xiaomi, Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge


Google ordered to turn over documents related to anti-union efforts in NLRB case

A judge has ordered Google to turn over hundreds of internal documents — many related to its efforts to quash an employee union — as part of a National Labor Relations Board case over the tech giant's firing of former employees.
Tags: Google, Cnn, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb


App Store Developers Made About $60 Billion in 2021, Apple Says

Apple said that developers have generated more than $260 billion in revenue since the App Store launched in 2008, up about $60 billion from the figure it reported a year ago. From a report: The iPhone maker made the announcement Monday as part of a summary of the performance of its digital services across 2021. The company said the App Store generated a "new yearly record for App Store developer earnings last year" and that App Store sales between Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve rose in the dou...
Tags: Apple, Tech, App Store



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