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Microsoft’s new data center in a box will use SpaceX Starlink broadband

Microsoft’s new data center in a box will use SpaceX Starlink broadband

Microsoft today unveiled a modular data center that can be deployed to remote areas, as well as a partnership with SpaceX to connect those data centers to the Internet with Starlink satellite broadband.  the Azure Modular Datacenter (MDC) is "for customers who need cloud computing capabilities in hybrid or challenging environments, including remote areas" for scenarios such as "mobile command centers, humanitarian assistance, military mission needs, [and] mineral exploration."The MDC is "a self-contained datacenter unit" that "can operate in a wide range of climates and harsh conditions in...

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All the Reasons the Government’s Google Antitrust Suit Looks Like a Rush Job

All the Reasons the Government’s Google Antitrust Suit Looks Like a Rush Job

On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed an alleging that Google has been choking competition in order to maintain monopolies in online searches and search advertising. Among other accusations, the Justice Department claims that the company’s practice of paying phone manufacturers, carriers, and browsers to make Google the default search engine is unlawful. Google controls of the market for online searches, earning the company tens of billions of dollars per year. This is the largest tech antitrust case in , since the Justice Department went after Microsoft in 1998.“Google achieved some...

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Google removes two Chrome ad blockers caught collecting user data | ZDNet

Google removes two Chrome ad blockers caught collecting user data | ZDNet

Byfor| October 20, 2020 -- 13:45 GMT (06:45 PDT)| Topic:Google has removed two ad blocker extensions from the official Chrome Web Store over the weekend after the two were caught collecting user data last week.Our pick of the best Chromebooks for work, school, and home.The two extensions were named  and , and each had more than 50,000 and 200,000 installs, respectively, at the time they were taken down. The two had been around for more than a year, but the malicious code was not included with the original versions. The data collection code was added at the start of this month, in October...

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Members of Congress Join the Fight for Protest Surveillance Transparency

Members of Congress Join the Fight for Protest Surveillance Transparency

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItShare ItSan Francisco—Local activists San Francisco today over the city police department’s illegal use of a network of more than 400 non-city surveillance cameras to spy on them and thousands of others who protested as part of the Black-led movement against police violence.The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the...The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) conducted mass surveillance of protesters at the end of May and in early June using a downtown business district's camera network, according to new...

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Adobe launches Illustrator for iPad, plus major updates for Creative Cloud apps | AppleInsider

Adobe launches Illustrator for iPad, plus major updates for Creative Cloud apps | AppleInsider

 By10 hours ago  Adobe Illustrator gets its official iPad release, while Fresco comes to , and apps including Photoshop and Premiere Pro have been given significant updates at the Adobe MAX 2020 event. To launch its free, three-day event, due to start October 21, Adobe has officially released Illustrator for iPad. It follows , and is arriving in the range that Adobe had when launching Photoshop for iPad. "When using Illustrator's desktop and iPad apps," said Adobe in a , "creators will find a smooth cross-device experience that allows them to create a wide range of graphics, from a logo to...

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Fake Nude Images Of Women Shared On Telegram Network

Fake Nude Images Of Women Shared On Telegram Network

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This Hilariously Odd Short Film Was Written by GPT-3 | Digital Trends

This Hilariously Odd Short Film Was Written by GPT-3 | Digital Trends

In Solicitors, a new short film made by a pair of senior student filmmakers from Chapman University, the action begins with a woman sitting on a couch, reading a book. There’s a knock at the door. She gets up to answer it, finding a sweaty, slightly frenetic young man with wild hair standing on her doorstep. “I’m a Jehova’s Witness,” he says. The woman looks unimpressed. “Sorry, I don’t talk to solicitors,” she responds. The man scrambles, trying to keep her attention. “I have a great story,” he tells her.There are two twists in Solicitors. One — as with many O. Henry-style short films — is...

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Pioneer Award Ceremony 2020: A Celebration of Communities

Pioneer Award Ceremony 2020: A Celebration of Communities

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.DEEPLINKS BLOGShare ItKeynote speaker, Cyrus FarivarShare ItSan Francisco—Local activists San Francisco today over the city police department’s illegal use of a network of more than 400 non-city surveillance cameras to spy on them and thousands of others who protested as part of the Black-led movement against police violence.The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the...A company called has created an identity-management system that uses face recognition. Their first use case is as a system for in-store, point of sale payments...

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FCC to Delay $9 Billion Rural Broadband Push to Fix Data Flaws

FCC to Delay $9 Billion Rural Broadband Push to Fix Data Flaws

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Give These Apps Some Notes and They'll Write Emails for You

Give These Apps Some Notes and They'll Write Emails for You

waste any keystrokes when responding to a message about the automated email writer he’s building. He tapped out “Yes 45m” and clicked a button marked “Generate email.” His app, Compose.ai, drafted a courteous three-sentence reply with a link to schedule a 45-minute call. Shuffett checked it over and clicked Send. is one of several automated writing tools built on striking new text-generation technology known as GPT-3, , an artificial intelligence research institute. after people marveled at how it could fluently crank out , , , and fanfic. and showed that GPT-3 can also spout nonsense and...

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The encryption war is on again, and this time government has a new strategy | ZDNet

The encryption war is on again, and this time government has a new strategy | ZDNet

By| October 19, 2020 -- 06:15 GMT (23:15 PDT)| Topic:Ransomware: Look out for these warning signals in your networkWe could soon be in for a new round of the encryption wars, but this time governments are taking a different approach.Seven governments from across the world have started a new campaign to try and persuade big tech companies to reduce the level of security they offer to customers using their services.The seven -- US, UK, Canada, Australia , New Zealand, India and Japan -- are worried that the makes it impossible for tech companies to identify dangerous content like terrorist...

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Energy scavenging nanogenerator finds power all around us

Energy scavenging nanogenerator finds power all around us

Imagine a mobile phone charger that doesn't need a wireless or mains power source. Or a pacemaker with inbuilt organic energy sources within the human body.Australian researchers led by Flinders University are picking up the challenge of "scavenging" invisible power from low-frequency vibrations in the surrounding environment, including wind, air or even contact-separation energy (static electricity)."These so-called triboelectric nanogenerators (or TENGs) can be made at low cost in different configurations, making them suitable for driving such as personal electronics (mobile phones),...

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Everywhere basic income has been tried, in one map

Everywhere basic income has been tried, in one map

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. To learn more or opt-out, read our . Please also read our and , which became effective December 20, 2019.By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.I Accept☰×Which countries have experimented with basic income — and what were the results?Finding the best ways to do good.The idea of a basic income was, for decades, something of a policy...

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Energy scavenging nanogenerator finds power all around us

Energy scavenging nanogenerator finds power all around us

October 20, 2020byImagine a mobile phone charger that doesn't need a wireless or mains power source. Or a pacemaker with inbuilt organic energy sources within the human body.Australian researchers led by Flinders University are picking up the challenge of "scavenging" invisible power from low-frequency vibrations in the surrounding environment, including wind, air or even contact-separation energy (static electricity)."These so-called triboelectric nanogenerators (or TENGs) can be made at low cost in different configurations, making them suitable for driving such as personal electronics...

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Worldwide Post-consumer Recycled Plastics Industry to 2025 - Featuring Veolia Environment, Suez & Waste Management Among Others | Markets Insider

Worldwide Post-consumer Recycled Plastics Industry to 2025 - Featuring Veolia Environment, Suez & Waste Management Among Others | Markets Insider

, /PRNewswire/ -- The "Post-consumer Recycled Plastics Market by Polymer Type, Service, Processing Type (Mechanical, Chemical, Biological), End-use Application (Packaging, Building & Construction, Automotive, Electronics, Furniture, Others), and Region - Global Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global post-consumer recycled plastics market size is projected to grow from in 2020 to by 2025, at CAGR of 5.7%.Post-consumer recycled resins or plastics are obtained by recycling the plastic waste collected from consumers. Consumer plastic waste...

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Video Hearing Wednesday: Advocacy Orgs Go to Court to Block Trump’s Retaliation Against Fact-Checking

Video Hearing Wednesday: Advocacy Orgs Go to Court to Block Trump’s Retaliation Against Fact-Checking

Email updates on news, actions,and events in your area.Lawsuit Challenges Executive Order Pressuring Social Media Companies to Ignore President’s False ClaimsPRESS RELEASEShare ItSan Francisco – On Wednesday, October 21 at 11 am ET/2 pm PT, voter advocacy organizations will ask a district court to block an unconstitutional Executive Order that retaliates against online services for fact-checking President Trump’s false posts about voting and the upcoming election. Information on attending the video hearing can be found on the .The plaintiffs— , , , , and —are represented by the Electronic...

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The next generation of power plants will be virtual

The next generation of power plants will be virtual

Filed under:Your next home or electric vehicle could be part of a virtual power plantIncreasing numbers of homes outfitted with solar panels and batteries have the potential to help power entire regions with renewable energy. Working together, homes with solar setups are turning neighborhoods into virtual power plants that can feed power back to the grid and prevent blackouts.These interconnected solar power systems are popping up across the globe — from apartment complexes in and , to public housing in . In the future, virtual power plants might even be made up of . It’s the next...

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China’s CASIC reveals five-year plan for reusable spaceplane, commercial space projects - SpaceNews

China’s CASIC reveals five-year plan for reusable spaceplane, commercial space projects - SpaceNews

Tengyun will, according to previous reports, be capable of carrying both crew and cargo to orbit. It will also be able to release satellites into orbit. Zhang Hongwen of CASIC’s third research institute said in 2018 that the research was at an early stage.Please enable JavaScript to view the

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Tesla battery researcher shows new test results pointing to batteries lasting over 2 million miles - Electrek

Tesla battery researcher shows new test results pointing to batteries lasting over 2 million miles - Electrek

October 18A Tesla battery researcher showed updated test results pointing to batteries lasting over 15,000 cycles or the equivalent of over 2 million miles (3.5 million km) in an electric car.Last year, we reported on Jeff Dahn and his lab, who is under contract to do battery research for Tesla, releasing a paper that shows how in electric vehicles.In a new presentation, Dahn discussed updated test results from this new battery, which he hopes becomes the new standard Li-ion battery against which new battery technologies benchmark themselves.The scientist, who is widely recognized as a...

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'This isn’t the dial-up 1990s': Google responds to Trump antitrust suit with snarky presentation

'This isn’t the dial-up 1990s': Google responds to Trump antitrust suit with snarky presentation

Google responded on Tuesday to the Trump administration's antitrust lawsuit against it with a snide presentation, countering the government's allegations with one-liners.On Tuesday morning, the Justice Department a historic and long-anticipated antitrust lawsuit against Google over its allegedly anti-competitive business practices, especially the use of its search dominance in the online advertising arena to defeat its competitors.The agency said in a press call that Google had maintained its monopoly in large part by paying mobile phone manufacturers and carriers billions of dollars to...

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Bill Gates: The Pandemic Has Erased Years of Progress

Bill Gates: The Pandemic Has Erased Years of Progress

In April 2018, I spoke with Bill Gates about two near certainties—that the world would eventually face a serious pandemic and that it was not prepared for one. Even then, Gates acknowledged that this was the rare scenario that punctured his trademark optimism about global progress. “My general narrative is: Hey, we’re making great progress and we just need to accelerate it,” he told me. “Here, I’m bringing more of: Hey, you thought this was bad? [You should] really feel bad.” Two years after that conversation, COVID-19 has infected at least 31 million people around the world. The confirmed...

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10 Startup Ideas Spun Off Product Hunt's Business Model

10 Startup Ideas Spun Off Product Hunt's Business Model

This time I have prepared a bunch of ideas (more ideas - less data) based on the same or similar business model as Product Hunt. Next week you will receive one idea that is bouncing in my head for you but I have to make more research on it, so stay tuned…. Product Hunt's business model For users —> Discover new tech products daily and vote for the best products, also users can become makers and hunt and publish new products they find. For product creators —> Publish your new product and attract early adopters. Gamification —> Published daily products are listed on the main list and compete...

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Musicians Algorithmically Generate Every Possible Melody, Release Them to Public Domain

Musicians Algorithmically Generate Every Possible Melody, Release Them to Public Domain

Damien Riehl and Noah Rubin generated and saved every possible melody to a hard drive, then turned it back around to the commons. Two programmer-musicians wrote every possible MIDI melody in existence to a hard drive, copyrighted the whole thing, and then released it all to the public in an attempt to stop musicians from getting sued. Programmer, musician, and copyright attorney Damien Riehl, along with fellow musician/programmer Noah Rubin, sought to stop copyright lawsuits that they believe stifle the creative freedom of artists. Often in copyright cases for song melodies, if the...

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Microsoft debuts Azure Space to cater to the space industry, partners with SpaceX for Starlink datacenter broadband – TechCrunch

Microsoft debuts Azure Space to cater to the space industry, partners with SpaceX for Starlink datacenter broadband – TechCrunch

is taking its cloud computing platform to the final frontier – space. It now has a dedicated business unit called Azure Space for that purpose, made up of industry heavyweights and engineers who are focused on space-sector services including simulation of space missions, gathering and interpreting satellite data to provide insights, and providing global satellite networking capabilities through new and expanded partnerships.One of Microsoft’s new partners for Azure Space is the progenitor and major current player in the so-called ‘New Space’ industry. SpaceX will be providing Microsoft with...

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