Aggressive US Marketers are Bringing Police Surveillance Tools to the Masses

"License plate readers are rapidly reshaping private security in American neighborhoods," reports the Washington Post, as aggressively-marketed $2,500-a-year "safety-as-a-service" packages "spread to cover practically everywhere anyone chooses to live in the United States" and "bringing police surveillance tools to the masses with an automated watchdog that records 24 hours a day." Flock Safety, the industry leader, says its systems have been installed in 1,400 cities across 40 states and now ...
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US stock futures lag as relief over Evergrande bond payment fails to outweigh downbeat tech earnings

f Nasdaq and S&P futures dipped Friday as Snap and Intel earnings reports soured sentiment. Asian and European stocks rose after Chinese property giant Evergrande made an $83.5 million bond interest payment on time. "That should give a temporary reprieve to the China financial-system contagion fears," an analyst said. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. US stock futures dipped on Friday as disappointing tech earnings soured the mood, even as European ...
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Where to find Chelsea vs. Norwich on TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Chelsea vs. Norwich on US TV in the Premier League, you’ve come to the right place. For viewers in the US, Chelsea vs. Norwich will be shown on TV and streaming (more details below). Match: Chelsea vs. Norwich Kickoff: Saturday, 7:30am ET Looking to watch Chelsea vs. Norwich online from your work, home or on the go? If you live in the USA, there are several options to catch all the action.   We Recommend: US Only.   Here are al...
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Social media company Snap falls as much as 22% after a blow to its Q3 earnings from Apple privacy changes and supply-chain disruption

Snapchat XanderSt Snapchat parent Snap fell as much as 20% in pre-market trading on Friday. The company cited Apple's new data tracking rules and supply-chain and labor shortages as impacting its Q3 earnings. Shares in Facebook and Google also declined as a result. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Snapchat parent Snap fell as much as 22% in premarket trading on Friday, after the social media company said changes to Apple's privacy tracking ...
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Maybe the metaverse can save Facebook. Maybe.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo Facebook is trying to emphasize its new name and its push into the so-called metaverse. People are speculating how much it will help the company's damaged reputation. Leaked materials have landed Facebook in a massive PR nightmare this month. Facebook is in the middle of a PR nightmare the likes of which it hasn't seen since the 2016 Cambridge Analytica scandal.Next week, the company is expected to announce a huge rebrand...
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The key to fostering a culture of technology innovation at your company is to listen and learn, Hyatt's CCO says

Insider C-suite leaders in any industry can help create a culture of technology innovation. 10'000 Hours/Getty Images Hyatt CCO Mark Vondrasek says the best leaders know they don't have all the answers. Fostering technology innovation throughout a business is about listening and learning, he told Insider. This article is part of the "Innovation C-Suite" series about business growth and technology shifts. The COVID-19 pandemic might have upended the travel industry in 2...
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20 years later, the iPod is still my favorite gadget

Age is a blessing — but it’s also fucking terrifying. Especially when I realized it had been 20 years since the iPod was released. Once I stopped hyperventilating, I understood this was okay. Why? Because the iPod changed my life. And, to this very day, I believe it’s the greatest gadget ever created. It didn’t begin that way though. Before I got my hands on an iPod, I thought MP3 players were stupid. The year is 2005. I’m about 16 and I’ve been building a CD collection for several years (one I ...
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Gurman: Apple Event in November Unlikely, New MacBook Air With Biggest Redesign Since 2010 to Launch Next Year

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said that he doesn't expect Apple to hold another event or make any other major product announcements this year, while turning his attention to what we can expect next year. Apple held an event in November 2020 to introduce its first Macs with its custom-designed M1 chip, but Gurman believes Apple has nothing else left of substance on its roadmap that would be ready to launch before the end of 2021. Gurman believes tha...
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Harriet The Spy: Release Date, Cast And More

"Harriet the Spy" made waves as the first theatrical movie produced by Nickelodeon. But the film adaptation took a lot of liberties with the original 1964 novel by Louise Fitzhugh. However, it looks like a new animated series adaptation from Apple TV+ is being a little more loyal to the source material, giving off the vibe of an animated production from the 1990s, with a mix of Wes Anderson and the graphic novels on which "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" was based. Find out everything we know about...
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Google channels Big Tobacco with dystopian research censorship

In the wake of the firing of Timnit Gebru and other notable AI researchers at Google, Alphabet’s circled the wagons and lawyered up. Reports flow out of Mountain View depicting teams of lawyers censoring scientific research and acting as unnamed collaborators and peer-reviewers. Most recently, Business Insider managed to interview several researchers who painted a startling and bleak picture of what it’s like to try and conduct research under such an anti-scientific regime. Per the article, one ...
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2022 MacBook Air Again Rumored to Feature Mini-LED Display

Apple's next-generation MacBook Air will feature a mini-LED display and launch in 2022, according to DigiTimes. DigiTimes previously said that the ‌MacBook Air‌ was set to get a mini-LED display, but the Taiwanese publication has now doubled-down on the claim. Citing industry sources, the latest report claims that Apple is "likely" to adopt mini-LED backlighting for a ‌MacBook Air‌ with a 13.3-inch display. The device is rumored to launch in 2022. The new mini-LED model is expected to boost...
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Systemd-Free Devuan 4.0 'Chimaera' Officially Released

Luna (Slashdot reader #20,969) quotes the Devuan web site. "Dear Friends and Software Freedom Lovers," its announcement begins: "Devuan Developers are delighted to announce the release of Devuan Chimaera 4.0 as the project's new stable release. This is the result of many months of painstaking work by the Team and detailed testing by the wider Devuan community." This release is Based on Debian Bullseye (11.1) with Linux kernel 5.10, according to the announcement, and lets you choose your i...
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Sinclair Workers Say TV Channels Are In 'Pandemonium' After Ransomware Attack

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: In the early hours of Sunday morning, hackers took down the corporate servers and systems of Sinclair Broadcast Group, a giant U.S. TV conglomerate that owns or operates more than 600 channels across the country. Days later, inside the company, "it's pandemonium and chaos," as one current employee, who asked to remain anonymous as they were not authorized to speak to the press, told Motherboard. Sinclair has released very few details about th...
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S&P 500 ends 7-day win streak as stocks slip on Powell comments and tech weakness

Trader Leon Montana works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange AP Photo/Richard Drew US stocks were mixed on Friday as investors grappled with concerns of rising inflation and tech's advertising weakness.The S&P 500 ended a 7-day win streak on Friday, while the Dow Jones closed at a record high."The risks are clearly now to longer and more-persistent bottlenecks, and thus to higher inflation," Powell said.US stocks were mostly lower on Friday, with the Nasdaq leading the decline ...
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Walmart Shoppers Can Now Buy Bitcoin at 200 Kiosks in Its Stores

Walmart has started a pilot program in which shoppers can buy Bitcoin at Coinstar kiosks in some of its U.S. stores. From a report: The test with Coinstar, which is known for the machines that let customers exchange U.S. coins for paper bills or gift cards, began earlier this month, Walmart spokeswoman Molly Blakeman said Thursday. The pilot includes 200 kiosks in Walmart stores. That's part of a broader initiative by Coinstar, which has teamed up with a cryptocurrency cash exchange called Coinm...
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$28B Startup Says Companies Were Refusing Their Free Open-Source Code as 'Not Enterprise-Ready'

"Ali Ghodsi was happily researching AI at Berkeley when he helped invent a revolutionary bit of code — and he wanted to give it away for free," remembers Forbes India. "But few would take it unless he charged for it. "Now his startup is worth $28 billion, and the career academic is a billionaire with a reputation as one of the best CEOs in the Valley." (Literally. VC Ben Horowitz of Andreessen Horowitz calls him the best CEO in Andreessen Horowitz's portfolio of hundreds of companies.) Inside...
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Governments Turn Tables On Ransomware Gang REvil By Pushing It Offline

An anonymous reader shares a report from Reuters: The ransomware group REvil was itself hacked and forced offline this week by a multi-country operation, according to three private sector cyber experts working with the United States and one former official. Former partners and associates of the Russian-led criminal gang were responsible for a May cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline that led to widespread gas shortages on the U.S. East Coast. REvil's direct victims include top meatpacker JBS. Th...
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This oversized mouse pad is so much better than the flimsy one you're using now - it's the last one you'll ever need to buy

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. SteelSeries The Steelseries QcK Heavy mousepad beats the small, flimsy mouse pads you get at work or buy for cheap. It was well worth the $10 I paid back in 2017, and I'd buy it again for its $15 price today. Its large size, thickness, and weight make for a more comfortable experience when using your mouse. QcK Heavy Gaming Mouse Pad (small, Preferred: Amazon) I just dug up an old, cheap mousepa...
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Today Marks the 20th Anniversary of Steve Jobs Introducing the iPod

In what has become one of the most defining moments in Apple's history, today marks the 20th anniversary of Steve Jobs introducing the original iPod at a small press event at the Town Hall auditorium at Apple's former Infinite Loop headquarters. Above is a snapshot of what Apple's website looked like on October 23, 2001, the day the iPod was announced, courtesy of the Wayback Machine. Our news story covering the original iPod's announcement is still live on our website, and the comment secti...
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Intel's Future Now Depends On Making Everyone Else's Chips

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica, written by Tim De Chant: Over the last year and a half, as the pandemic has everyone turned to their screens, demand has surged for devices (phones and laptops) and cloud services (Netflix and Zoom), all powered by a range of advanced semiconductors. Manufacturers have raced to squeeze more chips out of their fabs, but many were running near their limits before the pandemic. Still, Intel and its competitors didn't rush to build new fabs -- f...
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New Video Provides Extensive Hands-on Look at New 16-inch MacBook Pro [Updated]

A new video posted to YouTube today offers viewers perhaps the best real-world look yet at Apple's latest 16-inch MacBook Pro. Update: The video has been removed. The eight-minute video, narrated in Vietnamese, shows the new MacBook Pro's display notch, thinner bezels, full-size keyboard, and additional ports in close-up, as well as the thicker design, all of which are compared side by side with a 15-inch Intel MacBook Pro. It also shows the new MacBook being weighed, coming in at the expec...
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Donald Trump's social network broke software rules and has 30 days to comply before access is terminated or the platform is sued, report says

Former President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he will be launching TRUTH Social, his own social network, in the first quarter of 2022. Paul J. Richards/ AFP via Getty Images; Screengrab/ TRUTH Social App Store Truth Social has ripped off code and violated a software licensing agreement, the Software Freedom Conservancy said. Former President Donald Trump's social network has 30 days to comply with the agreement, the nonprofit said. If Truth Social doesn't comply, it cou...
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India Crosses the Milestone of 1 Billion COVID-19 Vaccinations

India has administered 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine, officials said Thursday, passing a milestone for the South Asian country where the delta variant fueled its first crushing surge earlier this year. From a report: About 75% of India's total eligible adult population have received at least one dose, while around 30% are fully immunized. The country of nearly 1.4 billion people is the second to exceed a billion cumulative doses after the most populous country China did so in June. Coronav...
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Amazon's Alexa Collects More of Your Data Than Any Other Smart Assistant

According to a survey from, Amazon's Alexa collects more data from users than any of the other digital assistants analyzed, which included the Google Assistant, Siri, Bixby, and Cortana. PCMag reports: All five services collect your name, phone number, device location, and IP address; the names and numbers of your contacts; your interaction history; and the apps you use. If you don't like that information being stored, you probably shouldn't use a voice assistant. In the survey, 60% ...
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'Dune' is now available on HBO Max, but you only have until November 21 to stream the sci-fi epic at home

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in "Dune." Warner Bros. "Dune" premiered on HBO Max and in theaters on October 21. The star-studded cast includes Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, and Oscar Isaac. You need an ad-free subscription to HBO Max ($15/month) to stream the movie at home. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Max Monthly Plan (ad-free) (small) "Dune" debuted on HBO Max and in ...
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MacRumors Giveaway: Win an iPhone 13 and Set of iPhone Cases From CaseBorne

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with iPhone case maker CaseBorne to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of Apple's 128GB iPhone 13 models along with a set of iPhone 13 cases to go along with it. CaseBorne, rebranded this year from ArmadilloTek, offers a range of different case options that are designed to keep Apple's iPhones safe from bumps, drops, and scratches. CaseBorne is having a 40 percent off sale on Amazon, so its case options are super affordable right now. Discoun...
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Deals: Amazon Introduces First Discount on 14-Inch MacBook Pro, Get 8-Core M1 Pro 512GB Model for $1,949.99 ($50 Off) [Updated]

Amazon has introduced its first ever discount on the all-new 14-inch MacBook Pro. You can get the 8-Core M1 Pro 512GB model for $1,949.99, down from $1,999.00. This $50 sale is the first time we're tracking a deal on the 14-inch MacBook Pro on Amazon, and the second overall deal following offers from Expercom. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Apple just announced...
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NATO Launches AI Strategy and $1 Billion Fund As Defense Race Heats Up

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the military alliance of 30 countries that border the North Atlantic Ocean, this week announced that it would adopt its first AI strategy and launch a "future-proofing" fund with the goal of investing around $1 billion. VentureBeat reports: reports that U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will join other NATO members in Brussels, Belgium, the alliance's headquarters, to formally approve the plans over two days of talks. Speaking at a ne...
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Meet Starlab: Private Space Station Planned To Fly In 2027

Nanoracks, Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin announced today (Oct. 21) that they plan to get a free-flying private space station up and running in low Earth orbit (LEO) by 2027. reports: The outpost, called Starlab, is envisioned to be a tourist destination as well as a research and manufacturing hub that helps foster the growth of an off-Earth economy. "To meet U.S. government, international space agency and commercial needs in space, these industry leaders will develop Starlab specif...
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US stocks mixed, with Nasdaq dragged lower as tech shares jolted by dismal Snap earnings

Traders have been cheered by earnings but are still concerned about inflation. Brendan McDermid/Reuters US stocks were mixed on Friday, with the Nasdaq falling after lackluster earnings from Snap.Apple's recent iPhone privacy changes hurt Snap's advertising business, which led to a decline in other ad-reliant tech companies.Chinese property developer Evergrande made a key bond payment that prevented it from defaulting.US stocks were mixed on Friday, with the Nasdaq trading lower fol...
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