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Major Breakthrough As Quantum Computing In Silicon Hits 99% Accuracy

nickwinlund77 shares a report from SciTechDaily: UNSW Sydney-led research paves the way for large silicon-based quantum processors for real-world manufacturing and application. Australian researchers have proven that near error-free quantum computing is possible, paving the way to build silicon-based quantum devices compatible with current semiconductor manufacturing technology. [...] [The researcher's] paper is one of three published today in Nature that independently confirm that robust, relia...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Netherlands, Sydney, Tokyo, UNSW, Delft, RIKEN, Sandia National Laboratories, Morello, Andrea Morello, Seigo Tarucha, Lieven Vandersypen


Illinois Floats Bill That Would Let Developers Skirt Apple's In-App Purchase Rules

Illinois is the latest state to attempt to pass legislation that would prevent developers from being required to use Apple's in-app purchase options by allowing for alternate payment solutions within apps. As outlined by Arizona news site WGEM, under the Freedom to Describe Directly Act, distribution platforms like the App Store and Google Play would not be able to force Illinois developers to use a "particular in-application payment system" as the exclusive mode for accepting payments, nor w...
Tags: Apple, Google, South Korea, Cook, Minnesota, North Dakota, Epic, Netherlands, Arizona, Tim Cook, App Store, Illinois, Arizona State, U S Senate Judiciary Committee, Arizona Senate, Arizona House of Representatives


10 things in tech you need to know today

Welcome back, readers. Apple implemented a big change this weekend, and Tesla's initial Cybertruck production has been pushed back once again. Let's get started. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. Apple CEO Tim Cook.Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images 1. Apple let other payment providers into the App Store for the first time. This weekend, in compliance with a Dutch mandate, the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, UK, New York, London, Microsoft, US, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Walmart


Dutch Regulators to Meet With Dating App Providers to Assess Apple's Plan for Alternate In-App Payment Options

The Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) in the Netherlands plans to assess Apple's announced plans for allowing dating apps on the App Store in the country to use third-party payment methods, ensuring those plans "meet the requirements" of a previous ruling. Over the weekend, Apple announced that it would exclusively allow dating apps on the ‌App Store‌ in the Netherlands to use third-party payment methods for in-app purchases. The rule change is the first of its kind for Apple, which p...
Tags: Apple, Netherlands, App Store, Match Group, Importantly Apple, Authority for Consumers and Markets ACM


Apple Complies With Dutch Watchdog Ruling on Payment Options in Netherlands

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Apple said on Saturday it would allow developers of dating apps in the Netherlands to offer non-Apple payment options to...
Tags: Apple, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Reuters Apple


Apple to Allow In-App Third-Party Payment Options for First Time in the Netherlands

Apple has announced that it will allow third-party payment options for in-app purchases for dating apps in the Netherlands, in the first ever concession of its kind. In a message posted on its developer site late on Friday, Apple announced that it will comply with a Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) ruling that compels the company to allow third-party payment services to pay for in-app purchases in dating apps. The move will circumvent Apple's 15 to 30 percent commission o...
Tags: Apple, Netherlands, Antitrust, App Store, The Netherlands, Match Group, First Time, Specifically Apple, Netherlands Authority for Consumers, Netherlands App Store


Sonos wins Google import ban ruling in U.S. patent fight

The Google name is displayed outside the company's office in London, Britain November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville A US commercial court has banned Google  from importing products that infringe the smart speaker patents of the home audio company Sonos. The US International Trade Commission upheld a ruling in August  that Google's audio products infringe five Sonos patents and have banned Google from importing "network speaker devices" and devices that can control them, such ...
Tags: Google, London, China, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Netherlands, Sonos, US International Trade Commission, Toby Melville, Google Home, Eddie Lazarus Sonos, California Canada France Germany, ITC Sonos


Jupiter's Moons Are About To Get JUICE'd For Signs of Life

The European Space Agency will soon send JUICE, or the JUpiter ICy moons Explorer on a mission to scout out Jupiter and three of its 79 moons: Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede. From a report: Scheduled to launch in April 2023, JUICE will blast off from an Ariane 5 rocket before embarking on a 7.6-year journey to reach the gas giant. Broken up by multiple gravitational assists -- or pushes that help adjust a spacecraft's speed and trajectory -- from Venus and Earth, the explorer will carry some of ...
Tags: Tech, Netherlands, European Space Agency, Jupiter, Venus, Ganymede, Europa Callisto


Detailed Footage Finally Reveals What Triggers Lightning

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a report via Quanta Magazine, written by Thomas Lewton: During a summer storm in 2018, a momentous lightning bolt flashed above a network of radio telescopes in the Netherlands. The telescopes' detailed recordings, which were processed only recently, reveal something no one has seen before: lightning actually starting up inside a thundercloud. In a new paper that will soon be published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, researchers used the ob...
Tags: Tech, Netherlands, New Mexico, Quanta Magazine, Eindhoven University Of Technology, University of New Hampshire, University of Groningen, Dwyer, Geophysical Research Letters, Joseph Dwyer, Brian Hare, Hare Read, Thomas Lewton, Netherlands LOFAR


Apple Must Let Dating Apps Offer Alternative Payment Methods in App Store, Dutch Regulator Says

Apple must let dating apps like Tinder and Match offer payment methods other than Apple's in-app purchase system in the App Store in the Netherlands, or else it will face fines, the Dutch competition regulator announced today. Specifically, the Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) said Apple will have to pay a penalty of five million euros per week, up to a maximum of 50 million euros, if it does not comply with the order within two months. The deadline comes a few months after the ACM r...
Tags: Apple, Netherlands, App Store, MacRumors, Authority for Consumers, Martijn Snoep Apple


Dutch Regulator Says Apple's App Store Broke Competition Laws

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands' top competition regulator said Apple Inc broke competition laws and ordered changes to the iPhone maker's...
Tags: Apple, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Apple Inc, Reuters


Austria’s New Copyright Law

Editors note: To read this post in German, visit this link.The Austrian legislator has just adopted significant changes to copyright law, implementing the European Copyright Directive from 2019. These changes include the incorporation of Article 15, which introduces a new ancillary copyright for press publishers. Google intends to enter into negotiations with press publishers in Austria to license their content under these new rights.Austria’s new copyright law provides two important guiding pri...
Tags: Google, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Google in Europe, Google News Showcase, Christine Antlanger Winter, Germany Hungary France Denmark


Anti-5G Necklaces Found To Be Radioactive

Necklaces and accessories claiming to "protect" people from 5G mobile networks have been found to be radioactive. The BBC reports: The Dutch authority for nuclear safety and radiation protection (ANVS) issued a warning about ten products it found gave off harmful ionizing radiation. It urged people not to use the products, which could cause harm with long-term wear. [...] The products identified included an "Energy Armor" sleeping mask, bracelet and necklace. A bracelet for children, branded Mag...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, Netherlands, Don, ANVS


‘Anti-5G’ necklaces are radioactive and dangerous, Dutch nuclear experts say

Officials issue product alert and say ‘quantum pendants’ could damage DNA with prolonged usePeople who wear “anti-5G” pendants to “protect” themselves from radio frequencies emitted by phone masts have been told by the Dutch nuclear authority that their necklaces are dangerously radioactive.Owners of “quantum pendants” and other “negative ion” jewellery have been advised to store them away, as they have been found to continuously emit ionising radiation. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Technology, Society, World news, Netherlands, 5g


3D-printed suicide capsules are now legal in Switzerland

Dutch designer Alexander Bannink explains how the "Sarco" euthanasia pod works as a woman experiences sitting in the device by wearing virtual reality glasses, on April 14, 2018 at the Amsterdam Funeral Expo.Jan Hennop/AFP via Getty Images Sarco capsules flood their interior with nitrogen and reduce oxygen to help an individual pass away. Compared to other methods, Sarco provides a peaceful death without using controlled substances. Dr. Philip Nitschke estimates the Sarco capsule should be re...
Tags: Science, Technology, News, Suicide, International, Trends, Prototypes, Colombia, 3d Printing, Netherlands, Innovation, Switzerland, Terminal, Euthanasia, Dutch, Prototype


3D-printed suicide pods are now legal in Switzerland

Dutch designer Alexander Bannink explains how the "Sarco" euthanasia pod works as a woman experiences sitting in the device by wearing virtual reality glasses, on April 14, 2018 at the Amsterdam Funeral Expo.Jan Hennop/AFP via Getty Images Sarco capsules flood their interior with nitrogen and reduce oxygen to help an individual pass away. Compared to other methods, Sarco provides a peaceful death without using controlled substances, according to Swiss Info. Dr. Philip Nitschke estimates the S...
Tags: Science, Technology, News, Suicide, International, Trends, Prototypes, Colombia, 3d Printing, Netherlands, Innovation, Switzerland, Terminal, Euthanasia, Dutch, Prototype


Google Removes Pirate Bay Domains from Search Results Citing Dutch Court Order

Google has removed The Pirate Bay and more than 100 related domains from its search results in the Netherlands. The search engine points to a local pirate site-blocking order that was forwarded by anti-piracy group BREIN. The order targets ISPs and doesn't name Google but the company chose to voluntarily comply. TorrentFreak reports: The reason for this broad removal is provided by Google itself. The search giant notes that the results were removed in response to a legal request. This 'request' ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Pirate Bay, Netherlands, KPN, Google Removes Pirate Bay Domains, Tim Kuik, TorrentFreak Dutch


Israel Restricts Cyberweapons Export List By Two-thirds, From 102 To 37 Countries

The Israeli government has restricted the list of countries to which local security firms are allowed to sell surveillance and offensive hacking tools by almost two-thirds, cutting the official cyber export list from 102 to 37 entries. From a report: The new list, obtained by Israeli business newspaper Calcalist earlier today, only includes countries with proven democracies, such as those from Europe and the Five Eyes coalition: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Cze...
Tags: Europe, UK, Israel, US, Tech, Netherlands, Candiru, Calcalist, NSO Group, Slovenia South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland


Weekend reading: Move on up

What caught my eye this week. T he markets are throwing in the towel on the notion of ‘transitory’ inflation, or at least transitory US inflation. The US consumer price index just jumped 6.2% – the most since 1990 – and alternative measures that strip out everything that Americans actually want to buy show rising prices, too. Some holdouts still believe this could be an American issue. They finger more generous fiscal stimulus in the US. Europe and Asia might yet avoid surging prices, they sug...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, UK, London, China, Germany, Marketing, US, Bank Of England, Best, Bbc, Austria, Britain, Jeremy Paxman, Netherlands


CyndisList.com is 25 Years Old!

At each milestone I've repeated the story about how I started Cyndi's List and first published it on March 4, 1996. At my local society meeting I shared one page full of genealogy bookmarks started the ball rolling. I've told the story time and again when asked, "How did you get started with Cyndi's List?"  For that story, see my blog post from the 20 year anniversary here: http://cyndislist.blogspot.com/2015/06/it-all-began-20-years-ago.html  What I don't ever get asked is why I continu...
Tags: Google, Mississippi, Washington, Aol, Netherlands, Genealogy, Midwest, CYNDI, FTM, Cyndi Ingle, Something Google, TPCGS, Alta Vista Hotbot


The dawn of tappigraphy: does your smartphone know how you feel before you do?

Tech companies are seeking to analyse data on the way we tap, scroll, text and call to monitor our mental health – with potential consequences for privacy and healthcareWe all fear our smartphones spy on us, and I’m subject to a new type of surveillance. An app called TapCounter records each time I touch my phone’s screen. My swipes and jabs are averaging about 1,000 a day, though I notice that’s falling as I steer shy of social media to meet my deadline. The European company behind it, QuantAct...
Tags: Technology, Privacy, Smartphones, Mental Health, Depression, Mobile Phones, Medical Research, Netherlands, Data Protection, Epilepsy, Leiden University, Arko Ghosh


Tesla Is Letting Non-Tesla EVs Use Its Supercharger Network For the First Time

Tesla launched a pilot project in the Netherlands this week in which non-Tesla electric vehicles will be allowed to use its Supercharger network, representing the first time that the automaker is opening up its proprietary charging stations to EVs from other companies. The Verge reports: Tesla's Supercharger network is often held up as the best possible example of an EV charging network: fast, reliable, and plentiful. But Tesla's network is also exclusive to Tesla owners, meaning someone driving...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Ford, Netherlands, Volkswagen, First Time, Tesla CEO Elon Musk


Google’s approach to Europe’s Copyright Law

Countries in the European Union are currently in the process of implementing the European Copyright Directive, which includes Article 15 or the “neighboring right”, into national law. Developed and debated over many years, the Directive gives new rights to news publishers online while ensuring that consumers can continue to freely access information through online platforms. As countries implement this new law, we have started negotiations with news publishers to license content under these new ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Germany, European Union, Netherlands, Google News, Google in Europe, Google News Showcase, Sulina Connal, Germany Hungary France Denmark, Italy Czechia Ireland


Apple's Extended Return Policy Now in Effect for 2021 Holiday Shopping Season

Apple today announced that its extended return policy is now in effect for the holiday shopping season. The policy applies to most products that Apple sells, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, Apple TV, AirPods, HomePod mini, and more. In the United States, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the Netherlands, and select other countries, most items purchased between November 1, 2021 and December 25, 2021 may be returned through January 8, 2022:Items purchased at the App...
Tags: Apple, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Apple Store, United States Canada, UK Australia New Zealand Germany, Mac Apple Watch Apple, Jeff Tag


'Ocean Cleanup' Successfully Removes 63,000 Pounds from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

More than 63,000 pounds of trash — including a refrigerator — have now been removed from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, reports USA Today: A half-mile long trash-trapping system named "Jenny" was sent out in late July to collect waste, pulling out many items that came from humans like toothbrushes, VHS tapes, golf balls, shoes and fishing gear. Jenny made nine trash extractions over the 12-week cleanup phase, with one extraction netting nearly 20,000 pounds of debris by itself. The mountain...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Wikipedia, Tech, Netherlands, Usa Today, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, Boyan Slat, Ocean Cleanup, Jenny, British Columbia Canada, Great Pacific Garbage Patch Slat


Students’ solar-powered camper van turns heads on 1,800-mile road trip

Dutch team designed and built two-person van with kitchen, bed, shower, loo and range of up to 450 miles a dayA team of students from the Netherlands are due to complete an 1,800-mile (3,000km) road trip across western Europe in a solar-powered camper van that they designed and built themselves.The Stella Vita is designed for two passengers and has a kitchen, sitting area, bed, shower and toilet. Using solar energy alone, the vehicle can cover up to 450 miles on a sunny day, reaching a top speed...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Environment, Renewable Energy, Ethical and green living, Netherlands, Travel and transport, Motoring, Solar Power, Electric, Hybrid And Low-emission Cars, Stella Vita


FAST, the World's Largest Radio Telescope, Zooms in on a Furious Cosmic Source

China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope has detected more than 1,600 fast radio bursts from a single enigmatic system. From a report: Fast radio bursts, or FRBs, are one of the greatest mysteries of our universe. Coming from deep space, these outbursts can flash and fade in a matter of milliseconds, yet in each instance can release as much energy as the sun does in a year. They pop up all across the sky multiple times a day, but most appear to be one-off events and are thus...
Tags: China, Tech, Canada, Netherlands, McGill University, University of Amsterdam, Emily Petroff


Day 1 at Radiodays Europe; Paul McKenna and more

The much anticipated Radiodays Europe event is underway in Lisbon with day 1 seeing sessions from hypnotist and former radio presenter Paul McKenna, Adam Bowie from the BBC, KISS’s Rebbeca Frank and Bauer’s Tobias Nielsen. Dino d’Santiago, the star of fado, opened the event with ‘Nova LIsboa’. Hosting the main room, “ReelWorld Track 1” this year once again is Paul Robinson and joining him as co-host is Inês Lopes Gonçalves a Radio and TV host from Portugal. Here’s what happened at some of the...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Europe, Usa, UK, Bruce Springsteen, Events, Bbc, Radio, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, David Bowie, Nielsen, BBC World Service, Lisbon


Day 1 at Radiodays Europe 2021; Paul McKenna and more

The much anticipated Radiodays Europe event is underway in Lisbon with day 1 seeing sessions from hypnotist and former radio presenter Paul McKenna, Adam Bowie from the BBC, KISS FM’s Rebbeca Frank and Bauer’s Tobias Nielsen. Dino d’Santiago, the star of fado, opened the event with ‘Nova LIsboa’. Hosting the main room, “ReelWorld Track 1” this year once again is Paul Robinson and joining him as co-host is Inês Lopes Gonçalves a Radio and TV host from Portugal. Here’s what happened at some of...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Europe, Usa, UK, Bruce Springsteen, Events, Bbc, Industry, Radio, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, David Bowie, Nielsen, BBC World Service


‘I might delete it’: Facebook’s problem with younger users

According to leaked research, the firm has found engagement among a key demographic is in declineOliver Coughlan embodies Facebook’s problems with teen and young adult audiences – a growing number of them do not like it. The 23-year-old says he stopped using Facebook regularly three years ago and he is considering deleting the app. His sole use for it now is to check people’s birthdays.“I haven’t deleted it yet but I might do soon – I really don’t like the company’s monopolistic behaviour,” said...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, US, Social Media, Eu, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Body Image, Digital Media, Health & wellbeing, Netherlands, Young People



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