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The Kunga Is the Oldest Known Hybrid Bred By Humans

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ScienceNews: Meet the kunga, the earliest known hybrid animal bred by people. The ancient equine from Syro-Mesopotamia existed around 4,500 years ago and was a cross between a donkey and a hemippe, a type of Asiatic wild ass, researchers report January 14 in Science Advances. Horses didn't appear in this region of Asia until 4,000 years ago, centuries after their domestication in Russia. But dozens of equine skeletons were excavated in the early 2000s fro...
Tags: Asia, Russia, Tech, Syria, Anatolia, Asiatic, Eva Maria Geigl, Syro Mesopotamia, Institut Jacques Monod, Paris Geigl, Geigl


Brian Cox Was The Original Choice For Robert Baratheon On Game Of Thrones

"Succession" premiered on HBO while "Game of Thrones" was in the home stretch of its eight-season run, and it has since gone on to make Brian Cox into more of a household name. Cox was already a well-known character actor who had appeared in many Hollywood movies, not to mention a veteran of Shakespearean theater and the London stage. He played Hannibal Lecter in Michael Mann's "Manhunter" before the character was ever a twinkle in Anthony Hopkins' eye. However, the role of the wealthy patriarch...
Tags: Google, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, London, Television, Movies, News, Brian Cox, Anthony Hopkins, Michael Mann, Cox, Lear, Mark Addy, Robert Baratheon, Logan Roy


Google and Facebook's top execs allegedly approved dividing ad market among themselves

Latest iteration of Texas-led antitrust complaint against Google expands claims of bad behavior The alleged 2017 deal between Google and Facebook to kill header bidding, a way for multiple ad exchanges to compete fairly in automated ad auctions, was negotiated by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and endorsed by both Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (now with Meta) and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, according to an updated complaint filed in the Texas-led antitrust lawsuit against Google.…
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Texas, Software, Meta, Sundar Pichai, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO


Google's and Facebook's top execs allegedly approved dividing ad market among themselves

Latest iteration of Texas-led antitrust complaint against Google expands claims of bad behavior The alleged 2017 deal between Google and Facebook to kill header bidding, a way for multiple ad exchanges to compete fairly in automated ad auctions, was negotiated by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and endorsed by both Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (now with Meta) and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, according to an updated complaint filed in the Texas-led antitrust lawsuit against Google.…
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Texas, Software, Meta, Sundar Pichai, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO


Germany's Security Watchdog Finds No Evidence of Censorship In Xiaomi Phones

Germany's federal cybersecurity watchdog, the BSI, did not find any evidence of censorship functions in mobile phones manufactured by China's Xiaomi, a spokesperson said on Thursday. Reuters reports: Lithuania's state cybersecurity body had said in September that Xiaomi phones had a built-in ability to detect and censor terms such as "Free Tibet," "Long live Taiwan independence" or "democracy movement." The BSI started an examination following these accusations, which lasted several months. "As ...
Tags: China, Germany, Tech, Taiwan, Xiaomi, Lithuania, Reuters, BSI, Xiaomi Phones


Germany To Dedicate 2% Of Its Land To Wind Power Development

The new German government is proposing a bold new initiative to dramatically increase onshore wind power in the country by 2030. "If successful, the plan would add up to 10 gigawatts of new onshore wind capacity every year for the rest of the decade," reports CleanTechnica. "In total, 2% of Germany's land area will be set aside for wind energy generation. [T]he German government also plans to increase its offshore wind target to 30 GW by 2030." From the report: During a press conference, [the na...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Gw, Robert Habeck, Green Minister for Economics, Giles Dickson Habeck


FedEx Asks FAA To Let It Install Anti-Missile Lasers On Its Cargo Planes

With the right military equipment, a single person can target a plane from three miles away using a heat-seeking missile. While such a nightmare is a rare occurrence, FedEx has applied to the FAA seeking approval to install a laser-based, anti-missile defense system on its cargo planes as an added safety measure. Gizmodo reports: FedEx's request to the Federal Aviation Administration, filed on Jan. 4, didn't come completely out of left field, however. In 2008, the company worked with Northrop Gr...
Tags: Tech, Gizmodo, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Northrop Grumman


Lawsuit claims Facebook and Google CEOs were aware of deal to control advertising sales

Newly revealed documents from the complaint against Google shed light on potential advertising sales manipulation Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai were allegedly aware of and approved a deal to collaborate on the potential manipulation of advertising sales, according to newly revealed documents.The documents, which came to light on Friday, were filed as part of a lawsuit against Google brought by the attorneys general of multiple US states. The lawsuit was first filed in...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Technology, US, US news, Sundar Pichai, Law (US


Meta's Oculus Unit Faces FTC-Led Probe of Competition Practices

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and multiple states are investigating Meta's virtual reality unit Oculus over potential anti-competitive practices. Bloomberg reports: The FTC and a group of states led by New York have quizzed outside developers that make Oculus apps in recent months as part of the inquiry, the people said. The officials have been scrutinizing how Meta, the world's largest social media company, may be using its market power in the VR space to stifle competition, said the people...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Tech, Bloomberg, Meta, North Carolina, Ftc, Zuckerberg, U S Federal Trade Commission, HTC Corp, New York Tennessee


John Deere Hit With Class Action Lawsuit for Alleged Tractor Repair Monopoly

A class action lawsuit filed in Chicago has accused John Deere of running an illegal repair monopoly. Motherboard reports: The lawsuit alleged that John Deere has used software locks and restricted access to repair documentation and tools, making it very difficult for farmers to fix their own agricultural equipment, a problem that Motherboard has documented for years and that lawmakers, the FTC, and even the Biden administration have acknowledged. The lawsuit claims John Deere is violating antit...
Tags: Tech, Chicago, United States, North Dakota, Farmers, Motherboard, Biden, Ftc, John Deere, Deere, Forest River Farms, Deere Repair Services Market


Tesla Expands Gigafactory Nevada Solar Array Toward Goal To Become World's Biggest

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Electrek: New satellite images show that Tesla significantly expanded its rooftop solar array at Gigafactory Nevada as it aims for it to become the world's biggest. In 2017, Tesla announced plans for a giant 70 MW rooftop array at Gigafactory Nevada, which would be the largest in the world by a wide margin. The project has been lagging for a long time. Tesla finally started construction of the solar array in 2018 and expanded on it throughout the next few...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, The Company, Electrek, Gigafactory Nevada


Google starts rolling out the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro's delayed December update

Google has begun rolling out the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro’s latest update following a delay in December..
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Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli Banned For Life From Drug Industry in Monopoly Case, Ordered To Pay $64.6 Million

fahrbot-bot writes: A federal judge on Friday ordered notorious "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli banned for life from the pharmaceutical industry and also ordered him to pay $64.6 million in profits he earned from hiking the price of the life-saving drug Daraprim by more than 5,000% overnight. The ruling in U.S. District Court in Manhattan came in response to a lawsuit alleging illegal and monopolistic behavior connected with Daraprim by the incarcerated securities fraudster Shkreli. The plaintiffs...
Tags: New York, California, Tech, Manhattan, Federal Trade Commission, Martin Shkreli, Daraprim, U S District Court, Shkreli, Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli, Vyera Pharmaceuticals, Letitia James Shkreli


People Building 'Blockchain City' in Wyoming Scammed by Hackers

CityDAO -- the group that bought 40 acres of Wyoming in hopes of "building a city on the Ethereum blockchain" -- announced this week that its Discord server was hacked and members' funds were successfully stolen as a result. From a report: "EMERGENCY NOTICE. A CityDAO Discord admin account has been hacked. THERE IS NO LAND DROP. DO NOT CONNECT YOUR WALLET," the project's Twitter account declared. CityDAO is a "decentralized autonomous organization" that hopes to collectively govern a blockchain ...
Tags: Tech, Wyoming, NFT


Lawsuit claims Google and Facebook brokered secret deal to dominate ad market

The top executives at Google and Facebook are being accused of conspiring together by approving a secret deal that gave Facebook an advantage in online advertising auctions.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Finance, Article, FBN, FOXBusiness, Fox-business/politics, Andrew Mark Miller, Fox-business/technology/facebook, Fox-business/organization/google, 6b7bd30a-d0e3-57de-8e94-7cc607243f2c


Google Mandates Weekly COVID-19 Tests for People Entering U.S. Offices - CNBC

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is temporarily mandating weekly COVID-19 tests for any person entering Google offices or facilities in the United...
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Google Mandates Weekly COVID-19 Tests for People Entering U.S. Offices

(Reuters) -Alphabet Inc's Google is temporarily mandating weekly COVID-19 tests for any person entering Google offices or facilities in the United...
Tags: Google, REUTERS Alphabet Inc


New ‘TLDR’ Bill Requires Companies Provide Synopsis Of Overlong, Predatory Terms Of Service

Always read the fine print. The post New ‘TLDR’ Bill Requires Companies Provide Synopsis Of Overlong, Predatory Terms Of Service appeared first on Above the Law.
Tags: Technology, Fcc, Law, Contracts


13 tips and tricks to help you master your Gmail inbox

Gmail allows you to customize how your inbox looks and functions in a variety of ways.Gmail; Insider Gmail's inbox might look simple, but it's hiding a lot of features under the hood. You can customize how your Gmail inbox looks and functions using the Gmail app or any web browser. If your inbox is flooded with mail that you don't want, Gmail lets you filter and mass-delete messages too. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When you first open your Gmail in...
Tags: Google, Gmail, Email, Trends, Tips And Tricks, Gmail Account, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Alyssa Powell, William Antonelli, Gmail tips, Gmail App, Gmail features, Service Graphics


A glass-backed iPad Pro to likely stay a pipe dream for now

Worried about fragility, Apple has reportedly canceled plans of a glass rear panel on the 2022 iPad Pro refresh, but there's still hope for MagSafe.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Ipad Pro 2022


Google’s Pixel 6 issues are causing a crisis of trust

Google's Pixel 6 is suffering from bad PR -- and the stakes are higher than ever.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, Pixel, Google Pixel 6


Google expresses optimism for office return with purchase of $1 billion London development

Google is doling out $1 billion to purchase London's Central Saint Giles development, where it is currently a tenant, as the tech giant expresses optimism for a return to the office for its employees.
Tags: Google, London, Finance, Article, FBN, FOXBusiness, Fox-business/jobs, Fox-business/home-mortgage/real-estate, Lucas Manfredi, Fox-business/organization/google, Fox-business/lifestyle, Fox-business/topic/commercial-real-estate, Central Saint Giles, Fox-business/real-estate, Fa85ed10-27d5-571e-9426-160a8e0a6f23


Google’s January 2022 Pixel security update is now live

Google is in the process of releasing a much-anticipated update for Pixel 6 phones. Earlier today, Android expert Mishaal Rahman noted that Google posted OTA and factory images to its developer... #ota #android #verge #mishaalrahman
Tags: Google, Pixel, Mishaal Rahman


34 fun and useful gift ideas for women, from luxurious silk pajamas to a self-cleaning water bottle

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Westend61/Getty Images You've likely landed on this guide in search of the perfect gifts for the women in your life. Whether it's for a birthday, anniversary, or just to say thanks, we've found 34 great options. From cooking classes to chocolates from Goldbelly, there's a gift for every woman in your life. Check out all of our gift guides for eve...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Nordstrom, Shonda Rhimes, Trends, Features, Mit, Neil Degrasse Tyson, Yeti, Polaroid, Malcolm Gladwell, Anthropologie, Sephora, La Mer, Bloomingdale


Developers Now Able to Submit Claims for $250 to $30,000 Payments From Apple in Lawsuit Settlement

Apple in August announced plans to pay $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit levied by U.S. developers, and as of today, the website that will allow developers to submit a claim for a payout has gone live. The $100 million that Apple provided is being distributed as part of a "Small Developer Assistance Fund," and developers can claim between $250 and $30,000 based on their historic App Store participation. Claims can now be submitted using the Small Developer Assistance website, whic...
Tags: Apple, App Store, Small Business Program, App Store Small Business Program, Small Developer Assistance, Christophe Tag


Netflix Raises Monthly Subscription Prices in US, Canada

Netflix has raised its monthly subscription price by $1 to $2 per month in the United States depending on the plan, the company said on Friday, to help pay for new programming to compete in the crowded streaming TV market. From a report: The standard plan, which allows for two simultaneous streams, now costs $15.49 per month, up from $13.99, in the United States. Prices also went up in Canada, where the standard plan climbed to C$16.49 from C$14.99. The price increases, the first in those market...
Tags: Tech, Netflix, Canada, United States, US Canada


Netflix Again Raises Prices for All Plans, 4K Streaming Now $20 Per Month

Netflix today updated the prices for its streaming plans, and all of its offerings are now more expensive. The Basic plan is now priced at $9.99 per month, the Standard plan is priced at $15.49 per month, and the Premium plan is priced at $19.99 per month. The Basic plan is $1 more expensive, up from $8.99 per month. This plan allows users to watch on just one screen at a time, and it limits quality to 480p standard definition, with no HD streaming available. The Standard plan is $1.50 more e...
Tags: Apple, Disney, Netflix, Hulu, Standard, Basic Netflix, HBO Max


Why is the NFL crowd-sourcing feckless AI solutions to its concussion problem?

The NFL and Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced the results of their second annual artificial intelligence competition. In total, five teams split the $100K prize. And I can’t think of any reason why you should care. Up front: According to the NFL, the contest is supposed to help solve its injury problems using machine learning. Here’s what the league had to say in today’s press release: The NFL reviews game footage of all major injuries, analyzing each injury frame-by-frame from every ang...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Opinion, NFL, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural


Lawsuit: Google, Facebook CEOs Colluded in Online Ad Sales

Newly unredacted documents from a state-led antitrust lawsuit against Google accuse the search giant of colluding with rival Facebook to manipulate online advertising sales.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Google Facebook


Facebook, Google CEOs were aware of formal advertising market deal, according to court filing

Chief executives of Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook were aware of a deal to carve up part of the online advertising market, according to an amended complaint filed by Texas and other states that have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Texas, Cnn, Alphabet Inc, Facebook Google



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