Space startup Aevum debuts world’s first fully autonomous orbital rocket launching drone

Launching things to space doesn’t have to mean firing a large rocket vertically using massive amounts of rocket-fuel powered thrust – startup Aevum breaks the mould in multiple ways, with an innovative launch vehicle design that combines uncrewed aircraft with horizontal take-off and landing capabilities, with a secondary stage that deploys at high altitude and can take small payloads the rest of the way to space. Aevum’s model actually isn’t breaking much new ground in terms of its foundational...
Tags: Spacex, Tech, Darpa, U S Department of Defense, Astra, Ravn, Skylum, U S Space Force, Aevum, Jay Skylus, Skylus, ASLON, NASA Boeing Moon Express, U S Air Force Space, Virgin Orbit Astra

AWS Engineer Puts Windows 10 on Arm on Apple Mac M1 -- and It Thrashes Surface Pro X

An Amazon Web Services (AWS) virtualization engineer has shown what Windows 10 on Arm could be like if Microsoft licensed its Arm-based OS to the public rather than just to Windows 10 manufacturers. From a report: With Apple's new M1 Arm-based system on chip, Mac users who need to use Windows 10 can't run Microsoft's Arm-based version of Windows using Apple's Bootcamp. The key obstacle is that Microsoft doesn't license Windows 10 on Arm to any entities other than its own Surface group and Window...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Tech, Aws, Lenovo, Graf, Amazon Web Services AWS, Craig Federighi, HP Asus, Alexander Graf, Kernel Virtual Machine KVM

The AirUnleashed wirelessly charges your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods at once, but it's finicky to use and not built to last

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Simon Hill/Business Insider The AirUnleashed is a large Qi wireless charging pad with space for three devices that's designed to emulate Apple's AirPower charger.You can use this pad to simultaneously charge an iPhone, an Apple Watch, and AirPods or a second iPhone.It features an attractive, minimal design in black or white, but the need for precise placement is annoying.Read the best wireless char...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Apple Watch, Qi, Google Pixel, Simon Hill, Nomad Base Station Pro, Belkin Boost Charge, Apple Watch Mount

UK Becomes the First Country To Approve Pfizer/BioNTech Coronavirus Vaccine, Roll Out To Start Next Week

Hope Thelps shares a report: The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, paving the way for mass vaccination. Britain's medicines regulator, the MHRA, says the jab, which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 illness, is safe to be rolled out. The first doses are already on their way to the UK, with 800,000 due in the coming days, Pfizer said. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the NHS will contact people about jabs. Elderly people ...
Tags: Health, UK, Scotland, Tech, Britain, NHS, Nicola Sturgeon, Belgium, Pfizer, Hancock, Matt Hancock, MHRA

As Metromile looks to go public, insurtech funding is on the rise

Earlier this week, TechCrunch covered the latest venture round for AgentSync, a startup that helps insurance agents comply with rules and regulations. But while the product area might not keep you up tonight, the company’s growth has been incredibly impressive, scaling its annual recurring revenue (ARR) 10x in the last year and 4x since the start of the pandemic. Little surprise, then, that the company’s latest venture deal was raised just months after its last; investors wanted to get more mone...
Tags: TC, MetroMile, Root, Insurance, Tech, Lemonade, SPAC, GAAP, Insurtech, The Exchange, INSU Acquisition Corp, Lemonade IPO

Daily Crunch: Apple announces its best apps of 2020

Apple releases its annual best apps list, a self-driving truck startup raises $350 million and the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine gets emergency approval in the United Kingdom. This is your Daily Crunch for December 2, 2020. The big story: Apple announces its best apps of 2020 There were different winners — all selected by App Store editors — for different devices. Home workout app Wakeout! was named the iPhone App of the Year, Disney+ was the Apple TV App of the Year and the productivity a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Apps, Disney, US, Tech, Earth, United Kingdom, Loon, Mac App, Jonathan, Virta, Virta Health, Tiktok, Daily Crunch

Patrick Schilling advocates for people with disabilities

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’s post is all about Patrick Schilling, a Strategic Deal Manager on the Google Cloud team. In addition to helping big companies use Google technology to get ready for the future, Patrick uses what he’s learned through his experience breaking barriers to advocate for people with disabili...
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Google To Shut Down 3D Platform Poly Next Year

Google announced in a Wednesday email that it plans to shut down its 3D-object creation and library platform, Poly, next year, making it the latest of the company’s AR/VR projects to fall into obsolescence. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Projects, Assets, Creation, Poly, AR VR, Arvr, Library Platform

Kuo: Two Redesigned MacBook Pros in 2021 and New MacBook Air in 2022, All With Apple Silicon and Mini-LED Displays

Apple plans to release two redesigned MacBook Pros in 2021 and a new MacBook Air in 2022, all with mini-LED displays and Apple Silicon chips, according to TFI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. In a research note to investors, seen by MacRumors, Kuo explained that two new MacBook Pro models equipped with an all-new form factor design are expected to launch in 2021, and a new "affordable" ‌MacBook Air‌ is expected in 2022, all with ‌Apple Silicon‌ chips and mini-LED displays. This appears to be ...
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What Ancient Egyptian Sounded Like & How We Know It If you’ve seen any Hollywood movie set in ancient Egypt, you already know how its language sounded: just like English, but spoken with a more formal diction and a range of broadly Middle-Eastern accents. But then there are many competing theories about life that long ago, and perhaps you’d prefer to believe the linguistic-historical take provided in the video above. A production of Joshua Rudder’s NativLang, a Youtube channel previously feature...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hollywood, College, History, Egypt, Ethiopia, Seoul, Napoleon, Facebook Twitter, Colin Marshall, Jean François Champollion, 21st Century Los Angeles, Proto Indo European Language Based, Joshua Rudder, NativLang

Beethoven at 250: Happy Birthday, Ludwig!

One of the highlights in Bonn’s Beethoven House is Ludwig van Beethoven’s iconic portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler. Silver gray mane tousled, scarlet scarf tied messily, a musical masterpiece in his hand--the portrait has shaped the composer’s image since it was created 200 years ago. Today, the painting is also part of “Beethoven Everywhere”, an extensive online collection that celebrates the master’s 250th anniversary on Google Arts & Culture. As director of Beethoven House, I am particularly ha...
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How Prestige Journals Remain Elite, Exclusive And Exclusionary

An anonymous reader shares a report: Last week, Nature journals unveiled their "landmark" open-access option. Nature journals will charge authors, starting in January 2021, up to $11,400 to make research papers free to read, as an alternative to subscription-only publishing. Scientists from around the world received this news with outrage and disappointment on social media. Nature's announcement comes on the heels of their recent "diversity commitment" which pledged "greater representation of cu...
Tags: Tech, Nature, The Lancet, LMIC

Apple brought back the familiar startup chime with macOS 11. It might seem like a small change, but it's actually a big deal.

Apple's latest operating system brought back the brand's iconic chime that signals a Mac is being booted up. Apple Apple's latest operating system, macOS 11 Big Sur, brought back the signature startup chime that signals to a user that the computer is booting up. Tech columnist Jason Aten argues that while this change is simple if not unnecessary for some, it's actually more important than just a fun addition. The chime is part of Apple's identity, he says, and creating that consist...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends, Analysis, Macbook, Nordic, Mac Power Users, Tech Insider, macOS Big Sur, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019, Jason Aten, Kurt Knight Apple

UK Seeks Site For World's First Fusion Power Station

sciencehabit writes: The U.K. government today invited communities around the country to volunteer a site for a prototype fusion reactor, which would be the first -- it is hoped -- to put electricity into the grid. The project, called Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP), began last year with an initial 222 million pounds over 5 years to develop a design. The U.K. Atomic Energy Authority, the government agency overseeing the effort, says construction could begin as soon as 2032, with o...
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Find trending products on the Google Shopping Gift Guide

What do you buy for the techie who has everything? Or the chef who’s always trying new recipes? Turn to the Google Shopping Gift Guide for inspiration. It has great finds for everyone on your list and uses U.S. Search trends to predict December’s most popular products. For that person in your life We’ve identified trending product categories over the past few months, and translated them into gift lists for the people in your life. Searches for cookware rose 34 percent since last year, as mor...
Tags: Google, Google Shopping, Aparna Chennapragada, Ninja Foodi Digital Air

How to Use Viral Marketing to Obtain Viral Success

Brands always compete to get to the #1 spot and invent more and more ways to have their content go viral. However, viral marketing is often not about inventing something new but about using already existing trends to your benefit. Remember this dress that raised the debate of a lifetime because no one could tell for sure what color it is? Many brands were quick to hop on board and use this trend to promote their own products. Dunkin’ Donuts, for example, made themed doughnuts using the colors th...
Tags: Google, Business, Sales & Marketing, Right Now, Dunkin' Donuts, Kate Khom, W Scott McGill Shutterstock

Consumer Group Sues Apple in Belgium and Spain Over iPhone Throttling

An EU consumer advocacy group has filed class-action lawsuits against Apple in both Belgium and Spain for "unfair and misleading commercial practices" related to the iPhone performance management system it introduced in iOS 10.2.1 without informing customers. Brought by Euroconsumers, which describes itself as the "world's leading consumer cluster organization," the suits allege that the system introduced via iOS update in order to preserve battery life amount to "planned obsolescence." In a...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Lawsuit, Eu, Spain, United States, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Iphone Slowdown, Apple Apple, Consumer Group Sues Apple, Financial Times Consumers, Els Bruggeman

Apple's Best Apps of the Year Reflect the Shitshow That Was 2020

Each December, Apple picks the best App Store games and apps that debuted or rose to popularity in the preceding year. It’s usually a hodge-podge of social apps, wellness services, and addictive games with a few under-the-radar surprises for good measure. But in the year 2020, which forced us all to stay at home in…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Consumer Tech, Iosapps, Is 2020 Over Yet

iPhone Upgrade Program Resumes in England

As England's second national lockdown comes to an end today, after four weeks of waiting, many customers enrolled in Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program are finally able to go in-store to complete their upgrade. England entered a second national lockdown on Thursday, November 5, meaning that Apple stores in England were forced to close, with some converting to a click-and-collect service only. Unlike the United States, ‌iPhone‌ Upgrade Program customers in the United Kingdom have to attend an in-...
Tags: Apple, UK, England, United States, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Retail, Apple Retail, Max, Scotland Wales, Apple Stores, England United Kingdom, iPhone Upgrade Program, Upgrade Program, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Max Customers

Apple releases its ‘Best of 2020’ App Store winners and most downloaded apps of the year

Apple today released its highly anticipated annual list of the best apps and games of 2020. As in previous years, App Store editors selected the winners based on factors like the app’s quality, creative design, usability and use of Apple technology, among other things. The “Best of 2020” winners this year include a number of apps that helped people transition to a life spent at home. For example, home workout app Wakeout! won iPhone App of the Year, while Zoom snagged the top spot as the iPad...
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Dell Announces New Solutions For Its Supply Chain's Security

PC maker powerhouse Dell announced today a flurry of new enterprise security solutions for the company's line of enterprise products. From a report: The new services can be grouped into two categories, with (1) new solutions meant to protect the supply chain of Dell products while in transit to their customers and (2) new features meant to improve the security of Dell products while in use. While Dell has previously invested in securing its customers' supply chains, the company has announced tod...
Tags: Tech, Dell, SafeSupply Chain Tamper Evident Services, Dell SafeSupply Chain Data Sanitization Services

Facebook Will Take Down Misinformation About Covid Vaccines

With vaccines against Covid-19 on the verge of being rolled out around the world, Facebook said it will start removing false claims about the immunizations that have been debunked by public health experts. From a report: The move announced Thursday adds to Facebook's policy of taking down misinformation about the deadly virus that could lead to imminent physical harm. The type of posts that could be removed on Facebook or Instagram include false claims about the safety, efficacy, ingredients or ...
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Clio & Google My Business

In order to thrive in the legal field today, the Modern Lawyer must properly tend to their online presence. Whether through paid advertising, grassroots social media, or website SEO, attorneys need to harness fast, efficient, and effective ways to connect with potential clients online. Maintaining your Google Business profile is an inexpensive, but sometimes confusing, way to promote yourself. Now, with Clio’s Google My Business integration, you can easily increase your presence on Google...
Tags: Google, Law, Clio, Sponsored Posts, Google My Business, Google Business, Product Spotlights, Details Clio, Google My Business Interface When

The UK approves the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

The UK government has approved the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 for emergency use, following the recommendation of the national medicines regulator. The UK is the first country to approve the vaccine for widespread use — paving the way for some of the most “high risk” citizens, such as elderly care home residents and front-line healthcare workers, to get the jab before the end of the year. The BBC reports that the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has sa...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Tech, Bbc, NHS, National Health Service, Simon Stevens, Boris Johnson, Pfizer, Vaccine, Hancock, Matt Hancock, MHRA, BioNtech, Albert Bourla

Japanese Art Installation Lets People Play Erik Satie’s “Gymnopédie No. 1” As They Walk on Socially-Distanced Notes on the Floor

The global pandemic has revealed the depths of systematic cruelty in certain places in the world that have refused to commit resources to protecting people from the virus or refused to even acknowledge its existence. Other responses show a different way forward, one in which everyone contributes meaningfully through the principled actions of wearing masks and social distancing or the principled non-action of staying home to slow the spread. Then there’s the critical role of art, design, and mus...
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6 new ways Android can help this holiday season

With the holidays around the corner, we’re sharing six new Google features for Android—a few more ways your phone gets more helpful over time, even outside of major OS updates. Whether you’re texting holiday greetings to loved ones or winding down with a book, here’s how Android can help. 1. Mix up more of your favorite emoji Click on the image above to see a video of the latest mixing experience coming to Emoji Kitchen  With Emoji Kitchen on Gboard, people have mixed their favori...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Maps, UK, Accessibility, Android Auto, Eta, Voice Access, Emoji Kitchen, Ajay Gokhale

Feds Claim the Patriot Act Allowed Them to Log Visitors to Websites

Letters produced by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and obtained by the New York Times show that the U.S. government has interpreted Section 215 of the Patriot Act as giving it the power to monitor who visits certain websites and when, with minimal oversight.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Nsa, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Fbi, New York Times, National Security Agency, Dni, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, Warrantless Surveillance, Section 215

Italy Fines Apple $12 Million For Unfair Claims About iPhone Water Resistance

Iwastheone writes: Italian regulators have fined Apple $12 million for making misleading and unfair claims about iPhone water resistance. The fine was imposed by L'Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM), which translates literally as the guarantee authority for competition and the market. This is the competition watchdog responsible for ensuring that companies treat both consumers and competitors fairly. First, it says, Apple made water resistance claims without making it clea...
Tags: Apple, US, Tech, European Union, Italy, Iwastheone, Mercato AGCM

Reddit Reveals Daily Active User Count For the First Time: 52 Million

According to The Wall Street Journal, Reddit says it now has 52 million daily users, with daily usage growing 44 percent year over year for October. The Verge reports: The number is small compared to other social media rivals, though. Twitter has 187 million daily users, Snap has 249 million, and Facebook has 1.82 billion. But at their larger sizes, none of those services are seeing daily usage grow as rapidly as Reddit. In their most recent quarters, Twitter reported 29 percent year-over-year g...
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31 work-appropriate gifts for your boss - all under $50

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. If you have a great boss, show them your appreciation with a thoughtful (but office-friendly) gift. You can do it for less than $50 with these gifts that will make their life better, both in and out of the office. Looking for more gifts from Insider Reviews? Shop gift ideas for everyone in your life here.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great dealsYou spend the majo...
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