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Americans Ramp Up Google Searches for Covid Tests Amid Scarcity

Searches for Covid-19 tests on Google are surging as the delta variant spreads in the U.S. and more employers and large-scale events require testing. From a report: The number of Americans looking up "at-home Covid test near me" on the platform has d.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotSep 25th, 2021

Memes About COVID-19 Helped Us Cope With Life in a Pandemic, a New Study Finds

Does a meme a day keep the doctor away? Not quite, but it looks like it might help, according to one recent study. From a report: Researchers with Pennsylvania State University and the University of California Santa Barbara found that memes helped pe.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 33 min. ago

Intel Open-sources AI-powered Tool To Spot Bugs in Code

Intel has open-sourced ControlFlag , a tool that uses machine learning to detect problems in computer code -- ideally to reduce the time required to debug apps and software. From a report: In tests, the company's machine programming research team say.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 33 min. ago

Leaked Email Allegedly Shows That Google Did Ask Roku For Special Treatment For YouTube

Yesterday, Roku told customers that it's unable to strike a deal to bring YouTube and YouTube TV apps to its channel store, citing anti-competitive demands in carriage agreements. These included "asking Roku to create a dedicated search results row f.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 33 min. ago

Amazon"s Alexa Collects More of Your Data Than Any Other Smart Assistant

According to a survey from Reviews.org, 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,.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 33 min. ago

Experiments confirm a quantum material"s unique response to circularly polarized laser light

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down experiments at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory early last year, Shambhu Ghimire's research group was forced to find another way to study an intriguing research target: quantum mater.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News13 hr. 1 min. ago

AT&T is letting customers play Batman: Arkham Knight through Google Stadia

If you’re an AT&T customer, it looks like you’ll be able to stream and play Batman: Arkham Knight, which will be powered by Google’s Stadia platform. The post AT&T is letting customers play Batman: Arkham Knight through Google Stadia first appe.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News13 hr. 33 min. ago

Apple to require stringent COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated employees

Apple is reportedly preparing to implement more stringent COVID-19 precautions for its employees and will require unvaccinated corporate workers to undergo daily testing before entering the office.The new daily testing protocol, scheduled to start on.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News13 hr. 33 min. ago

Apple Pay nets WAON, nanaco prepaid card support in Japan

Japanese prepaid cards WAON and nanaco launched Apple Pay support with special Wallet integrations on Wednesday, bringing two of the country's three major e-Money systems into the fold.Source: Ata DistanceAvailable on Google Pay since 2018, Aeon's WA.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News13 hr. 33 min. ago

Feds probing Apple & big tech companies about digital payment systems [u]

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has launched a probe into the consumer data and financial practices of digital payment systems including Apple Pay, Google, PayPal, and others.Credit: Consumer Financial Protection BureauFollowing a Wall.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News13 hr. 33 min. ago

Google Play drops all subscription commissions to 15% from day one

Following a program that Google started in March 2021, the company is now lowering commissions on all Google Play app subscriptions to 15% from the first day of service instead of after a year.Google's previous commission on subscriptions was the sam.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News13 hr. 33 min. ago

How to Find the Pixel 6 in Stock

How to Find the Pixel 6 in Stock is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. Google’s new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are hard to find right now. If you’ve had trouble securing the model you want, you’ll want to keep an eye out for new stock.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated News13 hr. 33 min. ago

Samsung Galaxy Android 12 Update Info (2021)

Samsung Galaxy Android 12 Update Info (2021) is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. Google’s released a new version of Android which means we’re seeing questions about the Samsung Galaxy Android 12 update. We’ll answer as man.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated News13 hr. 33 min. ago

2 Reasons to Pre-Order the Pixel 6 & 3 Reasons Not To

2 Reasons to Pre-Order the Pixel 6 & 3 Reasons Not To is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. Google’s confirmed its new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro flagships and the devices are currently up for pre-order. After months of rumor and speculati.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated News13 hr. 33 min. ago

Massachusetts gun-control legislation has had no effect on violent crime

Although many Americans favor expanding background checks for gun purchases, gun-control measures in Congress have failed to garner enough votes to pass. In contrast, some state legislatures have enacted measures to reduce gun violence in their commu.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News14 hr. 1 min. ago

One of the worst parts of video calls could finally be over

Hosts can now mute individual participants on Google Meet calls......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News14 hr. 33 min. ago

Google Workspace wants to help separate work and personal apps on Android

Google Workspace update will split personal and work apps......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News14 hr. 33 min. ago

Internet Service Providers Collect, Sell Horrifying Amount of Sensitive Data, Government Study Concludes

An anonymous reader shares a report: Over the last few years the justified fixation on the bad behavior of Google, Amazon, Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants has let the abuses of the telecom sector fly under the radar. But a new FTC report sho.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News14 hr. 33 min. ago

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.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News16 hr. 1 min. ago

Subconscious bias drives negative attitudes toward snakes

Snakes rank among Americans' top animal phobias, and are among the most disliked animals globally. A new study from North Carolina State University finds that the dislike of snakes is subconscious and, to some extent, learned......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News20 hr. 33 min. ago

CDC advisory panel unanimously approves expanded COVID vaccine boosters

CDC hearing came the day after the FDA expanded its authorization for booster shots. Enlarge (credit: iStock / Getty Images) On Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control's expert advisory committee on vaccines met to vote on n.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021