EU moves to make USB-C mandatory

The European Commission published its proposal to make USB-C chargers mandatory for electronic devices, standardizing the various legacy and proprietary connectors. The biggest impact will be on Apple, still using Lightning connectors on various products, including its just-announced flagship iPhone 13 range. — Read the rest
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Breaking My Silence On The FEC Facebook Complaint ~ Facebook is a “Media Entity”

Breaking My Silence On The FEC Facebook Complaint ~ Facebook is a “Media Entity” iStock-1186520428 WASHINGTON, D.C. –-( During the 2020 Presidential election cycle, I noticed that Facebook fact-checkers were marking truthful articles about Kamala Harris’s stance on the Second Amendment as false!? Two articles, in particular, caught my attention. One-piece was from Cam Edwards that ran in Bearing Arms. The other article was written by Gun Owners of America’s (GOA) Texas Director ...
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Humans won't be able to control a superintelligent AI, according to a study

Machines already perform certain tasks without humans understanding how they learned it. Reuters A Max-Planck Institute study suggests humans couldn't prevent an AI from making its own choices. The researchers used Alan Turing's "halting problem" to test their theory. Programming a superintelligent AI with "containment algorithms" or rules would be futile. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It may not be theoretically possible to predict the actions of artifici...
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How to set up Focus, a new iOS 15 feature that lets you block all iPhone notifications except from certain people or apps

Focus is a new productivity tool for your iPhone. PeopleImages/Getty Images Focus is a new iPhone feature that lets you block all notifications except from specific people or apps. Introduced in iOS 15, Focus is like an advanced version of Do Not Disturb. Some Focus options also let you automatically reply with a prewritten message to anyone who texts you. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're a longtime iPhone user, you're familiar with Do Not Dist...
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How Zuckerberg, Bezos, Gates and others in the tech elite see themselves and the world

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's wealth increased substantially in 2020. Nick Wass/Associated Press From Elon Musk to Jeff Bezos, the tech elite is "a class for itself," according to a PLoS ONE study. One researcher said they deny their role in influencing democracy with their financial capital. The researchers claimed the tech elite's view of the world was shaped by a meritocratic ideology. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The tech elite is "a class for itself...
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Apple Watch Series 7 Supports 60.5GHz Wireless Data Transfer, But Likely for Apple's Internal Use Only

Apple Watch Series 7 models are equipped with a new module that enables 60.5GHz wireless data transfer, according to FCC filings viewed by MacRumors, but this functionality may be reserved for Apple's internal use only for now. The filings indicate that the 60.5GHz module is only activated when the Apple Watch is placed on a proprietary magnetic dock with a corresponding 60.5GHz module, but this dock will likely be reserved for use by Apple employees. For example, it's possible that Apple Sto...
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iPhone 13 Pro: How to Shoot Macro Photography

With the launch of the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, Apple introduced Macro mode, a new camera feature that's exclusive to the Pro models and brings the immensely detailed world of close-up macro photography to iPhones for the first time. Keep reading to learn how it works. With Macro mode enabled, you can take pictures or video of subjects that are as close as 2cm to your iPhone's camera lens, which means you can now take shots of flowers, textures, insects, or pretty much anything small or at ...
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Foundation Star Leah Harvey Reinvents What An Isaac Asimov Hero Can Be [Interview]

If you Google images for Salvor Hardin, a key character from Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" novel series, you'll find illustrations of white men. But the new Apple TV+ adaptation of the books modernizes the classic books in some key ways. Character development is pushed the forefront, more action is emphasized, many of the male characters are no longer male, and many of them are no longer white by default. This Salvor Hardin is a battle-hardened soldier and a brilliant leader, and is played by non-...
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Microsoft Debuts Surface Duo 2 Dual-Screen Android Phone With Larger Displays and 5G

At Microsoft's Surface event today, the company announced its Surface Duo 2 dual-screen Android smartphone, featuring a trio of new cameras, a faster processor, larger displays, and support for 5G. The company also unveiled a successor to the Surface Book line of laptops, the Surface Laptop Studio, as well as the Surface Pro 8. From a report: The first-generation of the Duo made a splash thanks to its unique design. While the original Duo had no exterior screen at all, the Duo 2 now has a sliver...
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Fed's Powell says he wasn't aware two top policymakers were actively trading stocks as he promises a review of rules

Jerome Powell. Pool/ Getty Images Fed Chair Jerome Powell said he wasn't aware of "specifics" behind stock trades made by two top policymakers while in office. He avoided saying he has confidence in Dallas and Boston Fed presidents Robert Kaplan and Eric Rosengren in a press conference Wednesday. Powell pledged to review the rules for Fed officials, saying: "We need to make changes, and we're going to do that as a consequence of this." Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Thi...
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Financially motivated actor breaks certificate parsing to avoid detection

Introduction Google’s Threat Analysis Group tracks actors involved in disinformation campaigns, government backed hacking, and financially motivated abuse. Understanding the techniques used by attackers helps us counter these threats effectively. This blog post is intended to highlight a new evasion technique we identified, which is currently being used by a financially motivated threat actor to avoid detection.Attackers often rely on varying behaviors between different systems to gain access. F...
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FDA Authorizes Pfizer Booster Shots For Older and At-Risk Americans

After weeks of internal strife at the Food and Drug Administration, the agency on Wednesday authorized people over 65 who had received Pfizer-BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine to get a booster shot at least six months after their second injection. The New York Times reports: The F.D.A. also authorized booster shots for adult Pfizer-BioNTech recipients who are at high risk of becoming severely ill with Covid-19 or are at risk of serious complications from the disease due to frequent exposure to the ...
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The best iPad deals available right now, including $100 off the iPad Air

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Apple; Alyssa Powell/Insider iPads are popular tablets and for good reason: they're the best ones available. Luckily, if you're looking for an iPad, you can find most models discounted throughout the year. Right now, you can snag an iPad Air for $100 off retail price. Apple's . Like most Apple products, you can find any given member of the iPad family discounted throughout the year, from ...
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In Foundation, Jared Harris Plays The Key To Saving The Universe [Interview]

Jared Harris is making a habit of playing very smart men who anger the powerful. He received an Emmy nomination for his incredible work as a Soviet scientist who dares to speak the truth in HBO's "Chernobyl," and now, he's one of the leads in "Foundation," playing a mathematician who predicts the end of a galactic civilization ... but also the key to saving it. That character is Hari Seldon, one of science fiction author Isaac Asimov's most famous creations, and also one who really doesn't have ...
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Apple may be forced to change the iPhone's proprietary charging port under new EU proposal

Apple's latest lineup of iPhones, from the iPhone 13 to the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Apple Apple's iPhone uses a proprietary charging cable and port, known as "Lightning." The smartphone giant may be forced to switch iPhones to USB-C under a new European Union proposal. Apple would have two years to make the change - but it could switch to wireless charging by then. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple's iPhones are notorious for using proprietary cables and ...
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The Fed Is Evaluating Whether To Launch a Digital Currency and In What Form

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: The Federal Reserve is pushing ahead with its study into whether to implement its own digital currency and will be releasing a paper on the issue shortly, Chairman Jerome Powell said Wednesday. No decision has been made on the matter yet, he added, and said the Fed does not feel pressured to do something quickly as other nations move forward with their own projects. "I think it's important that we get to a place where we can make an informed decisio...
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Tech Firms' Nightmare: Vanishing Green Cards

Thousands of green cards are about to go to waste, leaving Google, Microsoft and other tech companies fuming -- and pushing the Biden administration to ensure it doesn't happen again. Axios: Tech workers have waited years for green cards that will grant them permanent legal status in the U.S. -- but because of pandemic-related processing delays, they will have to wait even longer. The U.S. makes a certain number of family-based and employment-based green cards available each fiscal year. [...] G...
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What this Cloud Googler learned from the military

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today we spoke with Dennis James, Director of Cloud Customer Experience for the US East Region and a veteran of the United States Army. Dennis talks to us about his time in the military, his transition to Google and why it’s important to keep trying — even if you don’t succeed the first time...
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California Makes Zero-emission Autonomous Vehicles Mandatory by 2030

Starting in 2030, California will require all light-duty autonomous vehicles that operate in the state to emit zero emissions. From a report: Signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday, SB 500 represents the latest effort by the state to limit the sale of new internal combustion vehicles with an eye towards reducing greenhouse emissions. In 2020, Newsom signed an executive order that effectively banned the sale of new gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles by 2035. That same year, the st...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Andrew Harnik/Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance/Pool via REUTERS Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. Tech giants are suing Texas. Groups representing Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are suing Texas over a "social media censorship" l...
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Apple Canada Back to School Promo: FREE AirPods With Purchase

Apple Canada has a hot back to school promo! Get AirPods for FREE when you buy a Mac or iPad for university or college. Save with education pricing. And protect your purchase with 20% off AppleCare+. Buy selected Mac and iPad models with education pricing and get FREE AirPods. Click here for more details. Click here to shop at Apple Canada.
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iPhone 13 and 13 Pro Unboxing and Honest First Impressions

It's iPhone 13 launch day, and customers around the world are receiving their ‌iPhone 13‌, 13 mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max orders, plus the new devices are also in Apple retail locations. We picked up one of the new ‌iPhone 13‌ models and both of the iPhone 13 Pro models for a quick unboxing and an honest overview of the feature set. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Apple's ‌iPhone 13‌ models have more environmentally friendly packaging, so you just need to pop...
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Insider Advertising: Advertisers demand agencies prove their eco credentials

Hello and welcome back to Insider Advertising, your weekly look at the biggest stories and trends affecting Madison Avenue and beyond. I'm Lara O'Reilly, Insider's media and advertising editor. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.As we gear up for the big holiday quarter, Facebook advertisers are already experiencing their nightmare before Christmas as Apple's recent privacy changes take effect. In a blog post Wednesday, Facebook said some advertisers' post-iOS 14 diff...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Washington Post, New York City, Advertising, US, Trends, Supply Chain, General Motors, CMO, Sustainability, Nick Clegg

Here's the Best Way to Transfer Data From Your Old iPhone to a New iPhone 13

If you've got a new iPhone 13 to replace your current iPhone, there are a few ways you can migrate your data across to the new device. You can restore your apps, data, and settings from your most recent iCloud backup, restore from a backup on your computer, or you can use device-to-device migration to transfer your data directly from your previous ‌iPhone‌ to your new one. There are currently known issues with restoring your data from a backup, so this article focuses on how to perform a wireles...
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Coronavirus vaccine boosters are coming

Hello, Welcome to Insider Healthcare. We're Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer and Leah Rosenbaum, and this week in healthcare news:The FDA reached a decision on who should get COVID-19 booster shots;We did a deep dive into the companies propping up digital healthcare infrastructure;Startups including Xealth and Chapter raised new funding.Before we jump in, I (Lydia) just wanted to say a big welcome to Leah Rosenbaum, who joins us this week as a healthcare editor. You'll be seeing her name a lot in t...
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Apple's Wool Series Builds Out Its Dystopia With Rashida Jones And David Oyelowo

"Foundation" isn't the only sci-fi adaptation Apple TV+ is bringing to the small screen. The streaming service — which launched only a couple of years ago, but is getting industry recognition for shows like "Ted Lasso" — is also developing "Wool," a series based on the popular books by Hugh Howey.We've already knew that "Wool" will star Tim Robbins and Rebecca Ferguson, the latter of whom was announced right when the show was picked up for a direct-to-series order in May. Today we've found out t...
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How to change your margins in Google Docs in 2 ways

Changing margins is great for stylistic purposes and fitting more content on a page. Ridofranz/Getty Images You can change margins in Google Docs to format page sizing or individual paragraphs. To change margins, you can use the Ruler or page setup dialog box. It's possible to change both vertical and horizontal margins in Google Docs. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Margins are the unused areas around the edges of your document that keep its contents from ...
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Apple Releases iOS 12.5.5 Update for Older iPhones With Fix for Zero-Day Exploit

Apple today released an iOS 12.5.5 update for older iPhones and iPads that are not able to run the current version of iOS, iOS 15. The update can be downloaded over-the-air by going to the Settings app, tapping on "General," and selecting the "Software Update" option. There's no word yet on what's included in the iOS 12.5.5 update, but according to Apple's release notes, it is a security update that addresses vulnerabilities with CoreGraphics, WebKit, and XNU. Apple says that it has received...
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White House Weighs Invoking Defense Law To Get Chip Data

The Biden administration is considering invoking a Cold War-era national security law to force companies in the semiconductor supply chain to provide information on inventory and sales of chips, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said Thursday. From a report: The goal is to alleviate bottlenecks that have idled U.S. car production and caused shortages of consumer electronics and to identify possible hoarding, she said in an interview. Her team for months has sought clarity into how companies alloc...
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How to update your Apple Watch to WatchOS 8

You can update your Apple Watch to the newest software from your iPhone. 10'000 Hours/Getty Images To update your Apple Watch, make sure your Watch is charged, and check for updates using the Watch app on your iPhone. You can let your Apple Watch update automatically, or trigger an update manually. If your Apple Watch won't update, make sure it's compatible with your iPhone and the new software. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Just like iPhones, App...
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