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ExpressVPN Employees Complain About Ex-Spy"s Top Role At Company

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: When a senior executive at virtual private network company ExpressVPN admitted to working on behalf of a foreign intelligence service to hack American machines last week, it stunned employees at his n.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotSep 25th, 2021

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 News5 hr. 59 min. ago

John Carmack Pushes Out Unlocked OS For Defunct Oculus Go Headset

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Oculus may have officially discontinued its low-end Oculus Go headset last year, but the company has one more "official" update to help future-proof the hardware. On Thursday, Oculus released an.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 59 min. ago

The climate project that changed how we understand extreme weather

When a handful of scientists tried to publish rapid research into the role of climate change in record rainfall that lashed Britain in 2015, they were told their high-speed approach was "not science"......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News11 hr. 27 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 News11 hr. 59 min. ago

Apple Watch Series 7 band options keep disappearing from Apple"s store

It's not just Apple's devices like the Apple Watch Series 7 that are hard to get, the company is having a hard time keeping its own bands in stock too.Different colors and band types come and go on the Apple StoreAnyone wanting to get an Apple Watch.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News11 hr. 59 min. ago

Apple Mac shipments grew 11% in Q3 2021, driven by M1

Apple's shipments of Mac computers grew 11% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2021, driven largely by demand for the company's new M1 models, while total PC growth appears to be contractingCredit: Andrew O'Hara, AppleInsider Read more........»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News11 hr. 59 min. ago

Apple confirms new MacBook Pro models have only slower UHS-II SD card slots

Apple's new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models are equipped with a midline SD card slot supporting the UHS-II standard, rather than the substantially faster USH-III, the company has confirmed.Credit: AppleThe UHS-II standard allows for read and w.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News11 hr. 59 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 News11 hr. 59 min. ago

Apple could be the next target of China"s push to get more data stored locally

New Chinese regulations that would require Apple to store more user data locally in the country will soon put the company in a tough spot as it navigates competing interests.Credit: AppleA pair of new laws aimed at data security and protection could.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News11 hr. 59 min. ago

Snap stock plunges as Apple privacy changes impact revenue

Snapchat parent company Snap saw its stock price fall precipitously on Thursday after reporting less than stellar earnings, results blamed in part on Apple's new privacy policies.At its nadir, Snap's stock was down more than 25% in after-hours tradin.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News11 hr. 59 min. ago

First MacBook Pro preorders shipping soon, as Apple works to meet demand

Earliest preorders for the the new MacBook Pro models are now preparing to ship, and the company is consistently quoting between three and four-week shipping dates for all new orders.The new MacBook ProThe new MacBook Pro models saw shipping dates sl.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News11 hr. 59 min. ago

Apple"s iPod was one of the biggest risks the company ever took

Tony Fadell says that the iconic iPod was a giant risk for Apple to take, but Steve Jobs had promised that Apple would "go the distance" on the product's lineup and future.Credit: AppleAhead of the 20th anniversary of the iPod's unveiling by Jobs on.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News11 hr. 59 min. ago

No, Apple is not making better products because Jony Ive left

Apple is doing fine since Jony Ive left the company, and it was doing fine before he left. This does not mean that he wasn't a loss, but it also does not mean that Apple has somehow been liberated by his leaving.Jony IveEx-Chief Designer Jony Ive was.....»»

Category: appleSource:  appleinsiderRelated News11 hr. 59 min. ago

Experiences in prison reduce perceptions of corrections officers" fairness, regardless of time served

Numerous studies have examined the coercive nature of prisons, but few have considered the role of in-prison experiences (e.g., confinement in restrictive housing) and time served in prison in incarcerated people's perceptions of corrections officers.....»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News12 hr. 27 min. ago

Panasonic will no longer produce its own TVs in Europe

Panasonic is shifting production to an external company but says that ‘R&D will still be conducted in Japan and Europe’......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated News12 hr. 59 min. ago

Media consolidation takes toll on local news but doesn"t necessarily bias coverage

When big conglomerates buy up small news outlets, local news takes a hit. But the parent company may not influence the political agenda of its stations as much as some have suspected, finds a new CU Boulder study of TV goliath Sinclair Broadcast Grou.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 59 min. ago

Lyft releases sexual assault data: 4,158 incidents, including 360 rape reports over three year period

Ridehail company Lyft on Thursday released its first ever safety report, disclosing that it received 4,158 reports of sexual assault on its platform in 2017, 2018, and 2019......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2021

Snap stock plummets 25% after iOS ad tracking changes hit revenue

Snapchat's parent company crossed $1 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time ever, but worse-than-expected earnings and a forecast of more headwinds to come led its stock to crash on Thursday......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Amazon is Now a Bigger Shipper in the US than FedEx

Amazon is not primarily known as a logistics company, but in 2020 the company shipped more parcels than FedEx. From a report: Logistics is a $1.5 trillion business -- and it has long been controlled by a handful of key players, like FedEx, UPS and th.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021

Twitter Algorithms Amplify Right-leaning Political Content More Than Left-leaning, Company Says Citing Own Research

Twitter is publicly sharing research findings today that show that the platform's algorithms amplify tweets from right-wing politicians and content from right-leaning news outlets more than people and content from the political left. From a report: T.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsOct 21st, 2021