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WhatsApp, growing despite backlash, relaxes May 15 policy update deadline

It’s safe to say WhatsApp didn’t have the ideal start to 2021. Less than a week into the new year, the Facebook-owned instant messaging app had already annoyed hundreds of thousands of users with its scary worded notification about a planned poli.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchMay 7th, 2021

Google Searches for New Measure of Skin Tones To Curb Bias in Products

Google is developing an alternative to the industry standard method for classifying skin tones, which a growing chorus of technology researchers and dermatologists says is inadequate for assessing whether products are biased against people of color......»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 19th, 2021

New tools needed to effectively and fairly plan relocation of those displaced by climate

Current approaches for planning relocation for potentially millions of people affected by climate change and related risks are "woefully inadequate" and risk worsening societal inequities, experts wrote in a policy perspective on June 17 in Science......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Your old Wear OS watch can, technically, update to the new Wear software

Google and Samsung's new Wear OS can run on the old Snapdragon Wear platform, Qualcomm said this week......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Public concern on human health impact of plastic pollution

The impact of marine plastic pollution on human health tops a list of health-related concerns over marine threats in a large scale survey which could help shape policy over how best to protect our oceans......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 17th, 2021

Spacewalking astronauts boosting station"s solar power

Astronauts ventured out on a spacewalk Wednesday to outfit the International Space Station with powerful, new solar panels to handle the growing electrical demands from upcoming visitors......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

COVID widens digital divide, but cuts e-waste

Consumption of electronic and electrical equipment at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic fell in low- and middle-income countries by almost a third, according to a UN report, despite a growing need to be connected with the world in lockdown......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

US Warns EU Against Anti-American Tech Policy

The US has warned the EU against pursuing "protectionist" technology policies that exclusively target American companies, ahead of Joe Biden's first presidential visit to Brussels. From a report: The National Security Council, an arm of the White Hou.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

Windows 11: Everything we know about the next big Windows update

Microsoft could be unveiling Windows 11 at a June 24 event. Amid all the rumors, here's a look at everything we know, and everything we want......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

US warns EU against anti-American tech policy

NSC has some strong opinions ahead of Biden’s first presidential trip to Brussels. President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. (credit: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images) The US has warned the EU against pursuing “protectionist”.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Mouse numbers stabilize with cold weather, but the plague is not over yet

CSIRO's mouse research aims to provide better solutions for controlling mice in Australian grain-growing regions, supporting Australian businesses, families and communities......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

School catchment zones help ensure equality for everyone

The South Australian government in recent months announced it was relaxing its catchment zone policy for secondary schools. This means families can apply for their year 6 or 7 child to attend any public high school in the state in 2022......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Best cheap Google Nest Camera deals for June 2021

We monitor Google Nest Camera deals closely and update this post on a regular basis, so check back often......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Best cheap generator deals for June 2021

We found the best generator deals available for a variety of uses and we'll update this post regularly, so check back often......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Expert: Climate protection policy does not have a negative economic impact

The benefits of strict climate policies are often underestimated in public debate, while the costs are generally overestimated, says Lucas Bretschger. Climate protection does not have a negative impact on economic development......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2021

Avengers: War For Wakanda gets a new trailer, but no release date

The latest trailer for Marvel's Avengers' War For Wakanda expansion was light on the details, leaving out a release date for the long-awaited update......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

A zero-day Google Chrome security flaw requires you to update now

Browsers like Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Brave, and Vivaldi that rely on Chromium will need to be updated immediately to stop hackers......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Google Announces Bold New Changes To Chrome OS Release Cycle

In a blog post this morning, Google announced plans to increase its update cadence for Chromebooks. Like Chrome, its operating system will now also follow a four-week Stable channel before moving to the next major milestone release. Android Police re.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 12th, 2021

Apple Adds Support For Windows Precision Touchpad Gestures in New Boot Camp Update

Apple is finally adding support for Windows Precision Touchpad drivers in its latest Boot Camp update. The new 6.1.15 update includes support for Windows Precision Touchpad, including single tap to click, lower-right corner to right-click, down motio.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

A quarter of global harvests at risk if agriculture does not adapt to climate change

Shifts in weather patterns induced by climate change will increase extreme heat and reduce rainfall across major crop growing regions, with impacts on agricultural production. Will this trigger a decline in the supply of calories needed to sustain th.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021

UNESCO report calls for investments in science in the face of growing crises

Spending on science worldwide increased (+19 percent) between 2014 and 2018, as did the number of scientists (+13.7 percent). This trend has been further boosted by the COVID crisis, according to UNESCO's new science report, "The Race against Time fo.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2021