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#1 Samsung throwing subliminals at apple

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@tech      By Presidents      3 days ago


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#2 Rad Power EBikes

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  @tech      By The South      7 days ago


Seeing if anyone got one. Also seeing if anyone got a referral lank.. $50 off for me, $50 off for an accessory or whatever for you. We both win. :triplehcashmoney:

Looking at the RadRover 6 to use as a daily commuter and then have some fun on some trails every now and then. Some people have said fat tire bikes might be a bit much to deal with for a commuter bike. But I’m looking for opinions from people I trust.


My commute would be about 9.5 miles.. mostly on a bike path. I’m not trying to be all serious cyclist with spandex and allat. Just want to keep miles off the whip, get a lil exercise in, and have some fun doing it. Looks like a good option, but I ain’t been on a bike in a loooooooong a*s time.

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#3 apple.......will get slapped with lawsuit over m1 macbook screen cracks

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@tech      By messy marv stan      7 days ago

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A class-action lawsuit is being planned on behalf of M1 MacBook owners who say that screen cracks were occurring during normal use, with both the M1 MacBook Air and M1 MacBook Pro affected.

Apple has mostly claimed that the cracks are the result of accidental damage, including in the case of the 9to5Mac reader who first contacted us …

Background

There are threads on both Apple Support Communities and Reddit, with users either reporting that screen cracks occurred when they opened or closed the lid, or that they were simply present next time they came to use the machine.

In some cases, Apple has repaired or replaced the machines free of charge, while most other users have been charged.
Class-action lawsuit

In most cases, Apple has denied liability, stating that small pieces of debris are to blame.

Apple’s customer service has not been receptive to these grievances. Users complain that Apple representatives insist the culprit is a small item or particle that gets lodged between the keyboard and screen upon its closing, even when that explanation runs completely counter to users’ experiences.


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Lawyers Migliaccio & Rathod LLP say that affected owners disagree.

Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Apple over widespread reports that the retina display in their recent line of M1 MacBook laptops is vulnerable to screen cracks during normal usage.

Many users allege that they have opened their devices from the closed position without applying any undue pressure, only to find dramatic cracks in the retina display, often accompanied by black bars running across the screen. Others report that the crack followed a simple adjustment of the screen’s viewing angle. In none of these cases would a reasonable consumer expect such activity to damage their device, let alone cause a screen crack that impairs its functionality […]

Many suspect that the display is simply not sturdy enough to withstand the normal pressures of opening, closing, or adjusting its position, an issue for which Apple has provided zero forewarning. Whatever the case, users are left with little choice but to spend upwards of $600.00 to have their display repaired, with no guarantee that the screen crack defect won’t reoccur at a later date.
The law firm is seeking contact details for M1 MacBook owners who have experienced the issue. Migliaccio & Rathod says only that it is “investigating potential legal claims against Apple,” but identifying and a*sessing the number of people affected is the first stage a lawyer will take in planning and filing a class-action lawsuit.

The contact email address also contains a small clue: info@classlawdc.com. If you’re an affected user in the US, you can email, or call the firm at (202) 470-3520

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#4  Life Like Robot Dolphin

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The first step toward that future could be Delle, an 8.5-foot-long, 600-pound animatronic dolphin that’s able to swim semi-autonomously using simple AI, or remotely under control of a human operator. Delle swims and behaves so naturally that some audiences — and the fish it shares tanks with — can’t distinguish it from the real animal.

From an industry perspective, what’s probably most alluring about robotic dolphins isn’t what they can do, but what they don’t need: food, sleep, training, and veterinary care. That’s not to say robotic dolphins are cheap: Delle costs between $3 to $5 million, while a live dolphin can cost marine parks about $100,000.
It’s too early to determine exactly how much money marine parks could save with robotic dolphins, but making the switch would almost certainly save massive amounts of suffering among these smart, social sea creatures.


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#5 Hide Ya Kids, Hide Ya Wife Cause ProtonMail Is Logging Everybody's IP Address Out Here

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  @tech      By Jago      1 week ago


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This weekend, news broke that security/privacy-focused anonymous email service ProtonMail turned over a French climate activist's IP address and browser fingerprint to Swiss authorities. This move seemingly ran counter to the well-known service's policies, which as recently as last week stated that "by default, we do not keep any IP logs which can be linked to your anonymous email account."

After providing the activist's metadata to Swiss authorities, ProtonMail removed the section that had promised no IP logs, replacing it with one saying, "ProtonMail is email that respects privacy and puts people (not advertisers) first."


No logging “by default”


The phrase "by default" did a lot of heavy lifting in ProtonMail's old front page.



The new "your data your rules" snippet offers a much less concrete guarantee of privacy and emphasizes ProtonMail's optional Tor onion network service.

As usual, the devil is in the details—ProtonMail's original policy simply said that the service does not keep IP logs "by default." However, as a Swiss company itself, ProtonMail was obliged to comply with a Swiss court's injunction demanding that it begin logging IP address and browser fingerprint information for a particular ProtonMail account.

That account was operated by the Parisian chapter of Youth for Climate, which Wikipedia describes as a Greta Thunberg-inspired movement focused on school students who skip Friday classes in order to attend protests.

According to multiple statements ProtonMail issued on Monday, the company could not appeal the Swiss demand for IP logging on that account. The service could not appeal because a Swiss law had actually been broken and because "legal tools for serious crimes" were used. ProtonMail does not believe the tools were appropriate for the case at hand, but the company was legally responsible to comply with their use nonetheless.

Break out your Tor browser

In addition to removing the misleading (if technically correct) reference to its "default" logging policy, ProtonMail pledged to emphasize the use of the Tor network to activists. The new "your data, your rules" section on ProtonMail's front page directly links to a landing page aggregating information about using Tor to access ProtonMail.

Using Tor to access ProtonMail may accomplish what ProtonMail itself legally cannot: the obfuscation of its users' IP addresses. Since the Tor network itself hides users' network origin prior to packets ever reaching ProtonMail, even a valid subpoena can't get that information out of ProtonMail—because the company never receives the data in the first place.

It's worth noting that the anonymity offered by Tor relies on technical means, not policies—a situation that could serve as a textbook example of a double-edged sword. If a government agency or other threat can compromise Tor nodes your traffic passes through in a way that offers it a way to track origins, there is no policy preventing said government from doing so—or from using that data for law enforcement purposes.

ProtonMail also operates a VPN service called ProtonVPN and points out that Swiss law prohibits the country's courts from compelling a VPN service to log IP addresses. In theory, if Youth for Climate had used ProtonVPN to access ProtonMail, the Swiss court could not have forced the service to expose its "real" IP address. However, the company seems to be leaning more heavily toward recommending Tor for this particular purpose.

There’s only so much an email service can encrypt

ProtonMail is also careful to point out that although its user's IP address and browser fingerprint were collected by Swiss authorities acting on behalf of Interpol, the company's guarantees of email content privacy were not breached.

The service uses end-to-end encryption and deliberately does not possess the key necessary to decrypt a user's email body or attachments. Unlike gathering the source IP address and browser fingerprint, collecting that data is not possible simply by changing a configuration on the company's own servers as demanded by a court order.

Although ProtonMail can and does encrypt the email body itself with keys unavailable to the servers processing them, the SMTP protocol requires the email sender, email recipient, and message timestamps to be server-accessible. Accessing the service via Tor or a VPN may help obscure IP addresses and browser fingerprints, but the service can still be legally compelled to provide any of those fields to Swiss law enforcement.

In addition, email subject lines could also be encrypted without breaking the SMTP protocol, but in practice, ProtonMail's service does not, which means the relevant courts may compel the service to provide that data as well.
visit this link ProtonMail removed “we do not keep any IP logs” from its privacy policy | Ars Technica


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#6 New Ray-Ban x Facebook "Smart Glasses" leaked

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#7 Drone Footage: Ida's damage to oil output among worst in 16 years

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#8  Greedy BX member gets caught Mining Bitcoin at work

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@tech      By gregnice631      1 week ago



A Suffolk County information technology supervisor has been arrested for mining Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency out of the county center in Riverhead since February, District Attorney Timothy Sini announced Wednesday.

Christopher Naples, 42, of Mattituck, is charged with Public Corruption, Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, Computer Trespass and Official Misconduct, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Naples is the a*sistant manager of information technology operations for the county clerk’s office and has been employed by the county since 2000, according to the release.
Investigators executed a search warrant at the county center on Aug. 19 and seized 46 cryptocurrency mining devices hidden throughout unused panels and removable floorboards in six rooms throughout the building, Sini said.

The investigators found that 10 devices in Naples’ operation had cost more than $6,000 to the county in energy bills, according to prosecutors. The investigation into the operation and costs of the other devices is ongoing, but are estimated to cost $4,200 per month each in electricity, the release said. An investigation is ongoing to find out how much money Naples’ could have made from the alleged operation, Sini said.

“Mining cryptocurrency requires an enormous amount of resources, and miners have to navigate how to cover all of those electricity and cooling costs,” Sini said in a statement. “This defendant found a way to do it; unfortunately, it was on the backs of taxpayers. We will not allow County employees, who are already on the public’s payroll, to steal taxpayer money or illegally use government resources for their own personal gain.”
Sini said some devices had increased the temperature of one room that held the county servers and other infrastructure, and put it at risk. The devices also required the bypassing of the county’s internet security protocols and could have “jeopardized the security of the county’s network,” Sini said.

Naples was arraigned on Wednesday in Southampton Town Justice Court and was released on his own recognizance, according to the DA. He is due back in court Sept. 16. If convicted of the top count, he could face a maximum sentence of five to 15 years in prison.






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#9  Facebook's Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses: Cool or creepy?

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@tech      By Shhon      1 week ago





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CNET

Sep 9, 2021


The Stories mashes up the Bose Frame and Snapchat Spectacles's features, but can it beat either of them? Scott Stein finds out.

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#10  Get Ready Boys, New Apple products Incoming

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  @tech      By Blunted Sultan      1 week ago


Tbh fu*k that phone, I already know it’s gonna keep being solid

Waiting on that new Macbook Pro redsign


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#11  How The GPU Chip Shortage Hit Gamers And Crypto Miners

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@tech      By Shhon      1 week ago



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CNBC

Sep 7, 2021

There’s a certain kind of computer chip that has become incredibly important to the modern world. The GPU — short for graphics processing unit. GPUs bring digital worlds to life. In the last few years, they’ve become the computer chip of choice among certain crypto miners. They’re also becoming increasingly more important in cutting edge fields like self-driving cars and supercomputing. But like every other kind of computer chip in 2021, GPUs remain in short supply. Here’s why, and why it’s hurting gamers and crypto miners specifically.

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#12  Drone Photography and Videos Thread

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@tech      By Fauby      2 weeks ago

Post all your dope shots and videos from your drones here. I wanted to keep this Seperate from the photography thread

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

The Ovens Natural Park (where the Netflix show Locke & Key was filmed)

Rainbow Haven Provincial Park, Nova Scotia

Canada 150 Trail, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

Salt marsh trail, Nova Scotia


Couple pictures from my upcoming videos in Halifax, Nova Scotia





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#13 Hurricane Ida drone footage shows damage in Grand Isle, Louisiana

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#14  Windows 11: All the hardware requirements you need to know

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@tech      By Shhon      2 weeks ago


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Sep 5, 2021

Is your device compatible with Windows 11?

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#15 iPhone will let you keep a digital version of your driver’s licenses

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@tech      By jlandryst      2 weeks ago



Eight states will roll out a feature allowing users to add driver’s license and state IDs to Apple Wallet for iPhone and Apple Watch to use at security at participating airports, Apple announced Wednesday.

Arizona and Georgia are the first states to adopt the feature and Connecticut, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma and Utah will follow, though the company did not specify a timeline.

The news comes just months after Apple said at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June that it was working on the feature with the Transportation Security Administration. The update is a crucial step in Apple’s plan to replace physical wallets and will offer more convenience to travelers looking for a touchless airport experience, the company said.

Adding IDs to the Wallet app works similarly to uploading credit cards and transit passes, Apple said. Once users scan the ID, they will also be asked to complete facial and head movements as an additional security measure.

After tapping their mobile ID at identity readers in airports, users must approve a note from TSA using Face ID or Touch ID. The company says customer data is “encrypted and protected against tampering and theft” and that the ID can only be viewed by the owner.

Apple currently offers mobile student IDs that allow people to access campus buildings and make purchases without a physical card, a feature expanded to additional universities in the U.S. and Canada this summer.

The new ID feature will be available with an iPhone software update due for release later this fall.





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#16 Leaf Is A “Plug N’ Plant” Box To Automatically Grow Pot In Your Home

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Anybody use this sh*t

I’m interested.

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#17  Microsoft to reveal new Surface devices on September 22

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@tech      By Top Goon      2 weeks ago



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With Windows 11 set to begin rolling out at the Start of October, it was inevitable that Microsoft would take the opportunity to showcase some new hardware for it.

The software giant today announces a new event for the end of this month in which it is expected to take the wraps off a new collection of Surface devices, as well as show off its new operating system in some depth.

The online-only media event will start at 11am ET (that’s 8am PT/ 4pm BST) and we should see an all-new Surface Laptop (possibly with a name that isn’t Surface Book 4), a new Surface Pro, and a successor to the Android -powered dual screen Surface Duo.

The invite includes a side-on image of what looks like a Surface Pro. See it below.


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#18  Galaxy Flip3 first impressions- TechMadeEasy

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#19  Cybersecurity Government Plans + Privilege Escalation with Razer, Steelseries

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@tech      By Shhon      3 weeks ago



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Hak5
Aug 31, 2021
Hak5 -- Cyber Security Education, Inspiration, News & Community since 2005:

A severe flaw was found in the RealTek SDK, national cybersecurity initiatives happen at a government meeting, and that Razer privilege escalation flaw? Yeah, it works with other devices too! All that coming up now on ThreatWire.

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#20 iPhone 13 might be able to call and text without cell signal or Wi-Fi

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  @tech      By jlandryst      3 weeks ago


The iPhone 13 will feature low earth orbit (LEO) satellite communication connectivity to allow users to make calls and send messages in areas without 4G or 5G coverage, according to the reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

In a note to investors, seen by MacRumors, Kuo explained that the *iPhone 13* lineup will feature hardware that is able to connect to LEO satellites. If enabled with the relevant software features, this could allow *iPhone 13* users to make calls and send messages without the need for a 4G or 5G cellular connection.

The *iPhone 13* reportedly features a customized Qualcomm X60 baseband chip that supports satellite communications. Other smartphone brands are apparently currently waiting until 2022 to adopt the X65 baseband chip necessary to implement satellite communications functions.

SpaceX's Starlink is a purveyor of LEO internet connectivity that some readers may already be familiar with, but the LEO satellite communication service provider that is "most likely to cooperate with Apple in terms of technology and service coverage" is said to be Globalstar. Qualcomm has purportedly been working with Globalstar to support the n53 band in future X65 baseband chips.

Kuo explained that the "simplest scenario" for providing LEO connectivity to users is if individual network operators work with Globalstar. This means that customers of a partner network operator could use Globalstar's satellite communication service on the *iPhone 13* directly through their network operator with no additional contracts or payments required.

Kuo added that LEO satellite communications is a technology comparable to mmWave 5G in terms of its impact on the network industry and that Apple may leverage both technologies. Kuo says that Apple is "optimistic" about the trend of satellite communications and set up a specific team for research and development of technologies related to it "some time" ago.

Bloomberg's Mark Gurman reported on the existence of this team in 2019, explaining that Apple was looking into new ways to beam data like internet connectivity directly to iPhones and other devices. Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly made the project a company priority, with the main aim to beam data directly to a user's iPhone without reliance on wireless carriers and network coverage.

In 2017, Apple hired two Google executives with satellite expertise, who are believed to have been leading the team dedicated to satellites and related wireless technologies.

The company is believed to have plans to bring LEO satellite communications to more devices in the future to "provide innovative experiences." These may include Apple's mixed reality head-mounted display device, electric vehicle, and other IoT accessories, according to Kuo.





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