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04-14-2021 Cars
Tesla Owners, Say ‘Open Butthole’ and Get a Little Surprise



Tesla’s cars already feature a wide range of Easter eggs, like the ability to turn on “fart mode,” support for volume settings that go to 11, and more. But recently, Tesla owners have discovered a new trick that might be the most childish one yet. Recently spotted by @tesla_master on Twitter, it seems Tesla added support for a voice command that allows you to access the car’s charging port by saying “Open butthole,” with the accompanying command “Close butthole” meant to shut the port when you’re done charging. While this recent discovery only accounts for a handful of the more than 150+ unofficial voice commands that work with Tesla cars, it’s certainly a lot more attention-grabbing than simply asking the car to fold or unfold its mirrors. Based on a handful of videos on YouTube, it seems the “Open/close butthole” commands works on a range of Tesla makes and models including older Model S and Model 3 vehicles. On some cars, however, the command may trigger the trunk or even the glove compartment to open instead, so definitely don’t test this out while the car is in motion. And while the command has starting garnering a lot more attention as of late, the Easter egg was actually spotted as early as April 2020 but hadn’t become widely known or available on a wider range of vehicles until more recently. Oh, and just in case there are any big Beavis and Butthead fans out there, Tesla also supports a slightly tweaked voice command that allows users to open the charging port by saying “Open Bunghole.” Still, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk somewhat fond of responding to random feature requests from users on Twitter, you can bet “Open butthole” won’t be the last somewhat questionable voice command that gets added to Tesla cars. Who says smart cars can’t be a little silly (or maybe cringey), too?

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04-14-2021 Science&Technology
AI-Powered Video Editing Platform: Why Should You Use It— Virtual Doppelganger?

AI (artificial intelligence) is being used for various purposes. Some companies, businesses, and agencies are using this technology to improve their products, such as gadgets and even military equipment. And now, AI is getting more popular when it comes to photo and video editing. Previously, a tech expert was able to use Tom Cruise's face using deepfake AI. Aside from transferring faces to other people, artificial intelligence offers various enhancements that will help you make your videos look better. Here are some of them that you should know: AI-powered videos benefits According to Hackernoon's latest report, people can use AI to make multiple versions of one video in a very short period. This is a great innovation since most advertising companies are using multiple videos for different platforms. For example, an ad is appropriate on Instagram, but not on TikTok. If companies will use an AI-powered video editing tool, they can make many videos with the same content that is specifically for YouTube, Facebook, IG, and other social media sites. Aside from this, AI also allows people to convert a horizontal video into a vertical display. Right now, most people, especially the younger ones, prefer using their smartphones to watch or stream shows and other entertaining videos. On the other hand, using an artificial intelligence video editing platform or tool allows you to add captions subtitles in real-time. This will certainly help those viewers who are having a hard time understanding the speakers with strong accents. Can AI make a virtual Doppelganger? Nerdist previously reported that some individuals were able to make their Doppelgangers using AI. Karoly Zsolnai-Feher, a software engineer and YouTuber, explained that experts can use artificial intelligence to Doppelgangers that look exactly like them. He added that these virtual doubles can be used during a video conference through Zoom, Skype, and more. You can click here for more details. For more news updates about AI and its other innovations, always keep your tabs open here at TechTimes.

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04-14-2021 Science&Technology
Google Pixel Watch Allegedly Leaks with Circular Design, Rumored to Launch in October

Renders of Google's first smartwatch, codenamed "Rohan," have been shared by Jon Prosser, showing that Google plans to adopt a circular design for its flagship wearable watch. Prosser shared the renders in an episode of his YouTube show "Front Page Tech," in which he claims they were made based on marketing material he had seen from a source within Google. The renders show that the Pixel Watch will adopt a bezel-less, circular design, with no buttons, except for a crown on the right. The display itself, unlike the Apple Watch, features a completely circular form factor. Internally, the Pixel Watch will feature a heart rate sensor, but it so far remains unknown if it sports more advanced health features such as blood oxygen monitoring on the Apple Watch Series 6. Like the Apple Watch, which allows users to swap and change bands, Google will offer around 20 band options for the Pixel Watch, according to Prosser. The watch will presumably run WearOS, Google's operating systems for smartwatches. As for a release, Prosser says the watch will debut "sometime in October" but warns to be cautious given Google's habit of delaying and even canceling products altogether. In 2019, Google signed a $40 million deal with watchmaker Fossil to take ownership of its smartwatch division. As a result of the deal, Fossil smartwatches joined Google's WearOS family and also spurred widespread speculation that Google intends to make its own-branded smartwatch to compete with the Apple Watch. Besides changes to make it thinner, lighter, and the screen bigger thanks to smaller bezels, the Apple Watch design has largely remained the same since its launch in 2015. A recent patent has revealed that Apple is researching an Apple Watch design with a display that wraps around the band, where in turn, the watch band becomes an extension of the display itself. ...

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04-14-2021 Politics
Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government decided Tuesday to start releasing massive amounts of treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years — an option fiercely opposed by local fishermen and residents. The decision, long speculated but delayed for years due to safety concerns and protests, came at a meeting of Cabinet ministers who endorsed the ocean release as the best option. The accumulating water has been stored in tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi plant since 2011, when a massive earthquake and tsunami damaged its reactors and their cooling water became contaminated and began leaking. The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., says its storage capacity will be full late next year. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said the ocean release was the “most realistic” option and that disposing the water is “unavoidable” for the decommissioning of the Fukushima plant, which is expected to take decades. TEPCO and government officials say tritium, which is not harmful in small amounts, cannot be removed from the water, but all other selected radionuclides can be reduced to levels allowed for release. Some scientists say the long-term impact on marine life from low-dose exposure to such large volumes of water is unknown. Under the basic plan adopted by the ministers, TEPCO will start releasing the water in about two years after building a facility under the regulatory authority’s safety requirements. It said the disposal of the water cannot be postponed further and is necessary to improve the environment surrounding the plant so residents can live there safely. TEPCO says its water storage capacity of 1.37 million tons will be full around the fall of 2022. Also, the area now filled with storage tanks will have to be freed up for building new facilities that will be needed for removing melted fuel debris from inside the reactors, a process expected to start in coming years. In the decade since the tsunami disaster, water meant to cool the nuclear material has constantly escaped from the damaged primary containment vessels into the basements of the reactor buildings. To make up for the loss, more water has been pumped into the reactors to continue to cool the melted fuel. Water is also pumped out and treated, part of which is recycled as cooling water, and the remainder stored in 1,020 tanks now holding 1.25 million tons of radioactive water. Those tanks that occupy a large space at the plant complex interfere with the safe and steady progress of the decommissioning, Economy and Industry Minister Hiroshi Kajiyama said. The tanks also could be damaged and leak in case of another powerful earthquake or tsunami, the report said. ...

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04-14-2021 Science&Technology
NASA Has Released a New Image of Mars' Blue Dunes and It's Quite a Sight

NASA has released a new image of Mars' blue dunes and it looks more like an alien planet from Mass Effect than one from our very own solar system. Despite the image being new to our eyes, it's actually quite an old photo. The image below was made using multiple photos captured by NASA's longest-working Mars spacecraft, the Mars Odyssey orbiter, in between December 2002 and November 2004. More specifically, it's an image created by combining multiple photos captured by the Odyssey's Thermal Emission Imaging System and while it might not be obvious when looking at it, the image below covers 19 miles of the Red Planet's landscape. "A sea of dark dunes, sculpted by the wind into long lines, surrounds Mars' northern polar cap and covers an area as big as Texas," NASA's post about the image reads. "In this false-color image, areas with cooler temperatures are recorded in bluer tints, while warmer features are depicted in yellows and oranges. Thus, the dark, sun-warmed dunes glow with a golden color." Despite the dunes not being actually blue as the image might suggest, it's still another great look at the landscape of Mars, which has been NASA's focus lately. NASA landed its latest Mars rover, Perseverance, on the Red Planet less than two months ago and one day later, NASA released the first images from Perseverance to the world. Because Perseverance is equipped with microphones, we now know what the surface of Mars sounds like too and spoilers, there's no heavy metal to be heard despite what Doom has led us to believe. Sights and Sounds of Mars from NASA's Perseverance Rover NASA kept people talking about Mars by hiding a secret message on the parachute of Perseverance. Between that secret message, hearing the surface of Mars for the first time, and seeing its blue dunes, it's a great time to be someone interested in the Red Planet. Just in case that's not enough, NASA's first-ever Mars helicopter is scheduled to make its initial flight in two days, which will give everyone back on Earth a new 15-feet-up perspective of the planet

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04-14-2021 Science&Technology
Images show ‘extremely rare’ iPhone 11 Pro misprint with misaligned Apple logo

We see quite a few iPhone prototype images nowadays, but something that is rare is to see an iPhone misprint or some sort of production error. New images shared on Twitter this week show an iPhone 11 Pro misprint, which could be as rare as 1 in 100 million. The images were shared by the Internal Archive account on Twitter, which regularly shares images of rare Apple prototypes and accessories. The iPhone 11 Pro here features a misaligned Apple logo on the back, as it is slightly more to the right side than it should be. The Internal Archive account claims that this misprinted iPhone 11 Pro could be as rare as 1 in 100 million, or “possible even rarer.” According to the account, this device recently sold for $2,700 — drastically more than a normal iPhone 11 Pro would sell for nowadays. What’s interesting is that not only was this a production mishap, but it’s one that made it into the wild. In general, misprints such as this are destroyed during manufacturing to avoid them getting into the hands of collectors and users. We saw something similar to this back in 2015, when a rare manufacturing error left an iPad Pro with a gold Touch ID ring and silver back, making for an extremely rare color combination. This iPad was shipped to a user, seemingly making it through all quality control checkpoints. What do you think of this iPhone 11 Pro misprint? Have you seen other Apple products with similar production errors? Let us know down in the comments.

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04-14-2021 General
Daunte Wright shooting protests: Crowds gather outside Brooklyn Center police station after camera f

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — Tensions between protesters and police intensified for the second night in a row Monday, a day after a Brooklyn Center police officer fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, during a traffic stop. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz imposed a curfew from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. Tuesday for three counties that include Brooklyn Center, Minneapolis, and the capital of St. Paul. Just over 500 members of the National Guard have been called in to patrol around the Twin Cities. Crowds began gathering outside the Brooklyn Center police station Monday afternoon, with hundreds there by nightfall despite the governor’s dusk-to-dawn curfew. A drumbeat incessantly, and the crowd broke into frequent chants of “Daunte Wright!” Some shouted obscenities at officers. About 90 minutes after the curfew deadline, police began firing gas canisters and flash-bang grenades in an attempt to drive them away, sending clouds wafting over the crowd and pushing some back at least briefly. Some protesters, wearing gas masks, picked up smoke canisters and threw them back toward police A candlelight memorial for Wright, including a raised fist statue, was also erected where he was shot Monday night. 'This is murder': Outrage builds over death of Daunte Wright in traffic stop; police chief says officer intended to use Taser At the Brooklyn Center police station, Minnesota State Troopers faced off with protesters as the rain fell. Some protesters began chanting "Hands up, don't shoot!" at one point, while others warned people around them not to throw things at the officers. The town of Brooklyn Center passed a resolution banning crowd control tactics during protests, even as some tweets reported flash bangs and tear gas at the protests. The Minneapolis area is forecast to be showered by snow and rain tonight and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. "Because temperatures are expected to fall into the 30s overnight, light snow" should be expected in the area, but "little snow accumulation is expected," the weather service wrote. ...

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04-14-2021 Science&Technology
Huawei: US to Blame for Global Chip Shortage That Could Trigger Economic Crisis

Huawei has just blamed the US for the whole chip crunch that is shaking the global tech industry. Due to the sanctions against Chinese companies, a panic buying of semiconductors and other supplies have rocked global availability. Semiconductor Shortage 2021 Eric Xu, Rotating Chairman of Huawei noted at the company's 18th Huawei Analyst Summit that due to US sanctions against Huawei, there has been a panic stockpiling from major companies and even Chinese ones. Companies are now reportedly building up to three to six months worth of inventory. According to the story by Nikkei, the US has listed Huawei and some other Chinese tech companies on the official trade blacklists which restricts their access to general American technology due to "national security risks." Xu noted that the "unwarranted US sanctions" directly towards Huawei and other Chinese companies are now creating a massive industry-wide supply shortage. White House Summit to Address Chip Shortage It was also noted that this could even trigger a whole new global economic crisis. Xu's recent remarks come just hours before the White House planned to host a summit which aims to address the global chip shortage, according to the report by CNBC. The main emphasis of this summit is on the automotive industry and there were dozens of executives in attendance. List of Those That Attended the Summit General Motors Ford Intel Google Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) Samsung Electronics NXP These are the names of the major companies that joined the summit and the White House officials acknowledge the whole chip shortage could be hard to solve in the short term. Prices Can Go from 35% to 65% Xu also noted that US trade restrictions directly on Huawei have not just undermined the company but also caused damage to the relationship of trust that once existed within the global semiconductor supply chain. He also noted that even more countries are now trying to push onshore chip production to boost self-reliance especially in the tech field. This will reportedly entail at least a massive $1 trillion upfront investment. The result will reportedly push semiconductor prices to hike by 35% to 65% and might even lead to the general higher costing of electronic devices for general users. Read Also: Intel Takes Advantage of AMD Chip Shortage, Cuts 10th-Gen Comet Lake Prices Huawei to Focus on Software Other Chinese companies are now concerned that they might face either the same or similar situation as Huawei noting he believes that there might be companies that would want to invest in chip manufacturing in order to satisfy the needs of Huawei and also other Chinese companies while complying with US rules. ...

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04-12-2021 Science&Technology
HSBC to Prohibit Customers from Getting Stocks from Companies Holding Bitcoins, as of Latest Policy

British bank HSBC has become more strict with its crypto policy. The bank now prohibits its clients from purchasing the stock of public companies holding Bitcoin in its treasury. HSBC's new crypto policy An HSBC customer has shared a message that he had received from the bank on Twitter. The message informed him of a policy change regarding cryptocurrencies, specifically Bitcoin and Ethereum. The bank's new policy applies to products related to or referencing the performance of virtual currencies. The notice states that HIDC or HSBC Invest Direct will not participate in facilitating, such as buying or exchanging, products related to virtual currencies or products related to or referencing to the virtual currency's performance. The notice singles out one stock, in particular, is MicroStrategy Inc., a virtual currency product that is currently on HSBC's chopping block. Every customer that has stocks invested on MicroStrategy will receive a message from the bank. While MicroStrategy does not offer any crypto services, it has been heavily purchasing BTC since Oct. 2020. The company has amassed almost 100K BTC and has made acquiring cryptocurrency one of its main goals. The HSBC notice also stated that while the bank permits MicroStrategy Inc to hold and sell or even transfer out of a customer's HSBC Invest Direct account, new purchases or transfers-in will no longer be allowed. The British bank did not specify how much Bitcoin a company has to hold in order for its stock to be banned from the bank. MicroStrategy Inc. has made it a policy to hold 100% of its treasury reserves in BTC. A rapidly expanding list of companies has stated that they are investing in Bitcoin but usually in smaller percentages than MicroStrategy. This includes Tesla, which Elon Musk owns. The car company invested $1.5 billion in January on Bitcoins. Jack Dorsey's Square Inc. put 5% of its total cash reserves in Bitcoin. The website bitcointreasuries.org curated a growing list of companies with Bitcoin in their treasuries. One Twitter user comment on the situation, speculating that HSBC Canada is probably arbitrarily deciding what percent Bitcoin reserves is okay for clients to invest in. The HSBC customer who received the notice from the bank tweeted to MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor to ask his legal team if HSBC Canada is legal. Many people are questioning the recent policy change, with some claiming the whole ordeal sounds illegal. The customer further opined that all of the companies with Bitcoins might be on the chopping block, and the latest policy of HSBC is the opposite of the free market. MicroStrategy's Bitcoin purchase MicroStrategy is the first publicly listed corporation to invest in Bitcoin directly. The company first made its Bitcoin purchase in Aug. 2020. After many consecutive investments, it now holds a total of 91,579 Bitcoins that are worth billions of dollars. ...

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04-12-2021 Science&Technology
Tesla starts advertising Model 3 with 93 miles of range on its website in Canada

Tesla is now starting to advertise the Model 3 with 93 miles of range, which aims to give buyers access to local EV incentives, on its website in Canada. Previously, this version of the Model 3 was hidden. In 2019, Canada’s federal government launched a new $5,000 incentive for the purchase of new electric vehicles with base prices of less than $45,000 that cost no more than $55,000 after options. It disqualified Tesla’s vehicles from being eligible for the incentive because the base Model 3 started at over $45,000. In order for the Model 3 to qualify, Tesla created a new version of the Model 3 for $44,999 in Canada, but it also software-locked the battery pack to only 150 km (93 miles) of range and removed Autopilot. On top of that, Tesla didn’t even list the model on its website and instead, only offered it as an “off-the-menu” item, which means that customers needed to know about it and ask for it in person or by phone. But it’s not like anyone would want it anyway. 150 km of range is extremely short, and it doesn’t make sense when compared to the Standard Range Plus, which gets 273 more kilometers of range and Autopilot, which alone sells for $4,000. Canada registration statistics showed that only a few people made the compromise. Now maybe more people will do it because Tesla has surprisingly started to show the version of the vehicle on its website: Instead of listing the vehicle as the “Standard Range” and “Standard Range Plus,” Tesla is only listing it as “Standard Range,” and you can check a box to limit the range to 151 km (93 miles). It’s not clear why Tesla decided to add the version of the Model 3 to its website instead of hiding it, but it may have been forced by the government to make the change. With the trim starting at less than $45,000 CAD before delivery fees, buyers can also get the $5,000 rebate on the regular Model 3 Standard Range, which costs less than $55,000 (the limit) before incentive. It is the most popular option with Canadian buyers. You’re reading Electrek— experts who break news about Tesla, electric vehicles, and green energy, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow Electrek on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our YouTube channel for the latest reviews. ...

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04-12-2021 Health
Official: Chinese vaccines’ effectiveness low

BEIJING (AP) — In a rare admission of the weakness of Chinese coronavirus vaccines, the country’s top disease control official says their effectiveness is low and the government is considering mixing them to get a boost. Chinese vaccines “don’t have very high protection rates,” said the director of the China Centers for Disease Control, Gao Fu, at a conference Saturday in the southwestern city of Chengdu. Beijing has distributed hundreds of millions of doses abroad while trying to promote doubt about the effectiveness of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine made using the previously experimental messenger RNA, or mRNA, process. “It’s now under formal consideration whether we should use different vaccines from different technical lines for the immunization process,” Gao said. Officials at a news conference Sunday didn’t respond directly to questions about Gao’s comment or possible changes in official plans. But another CDC official said developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines. Gao did not respond to a phone call requesting further comment. “The mRNA vaccines developed in our country have also entered the clinical trial stage,” said the official, Wang Huaqing. He gave no timeline for possible use. Experts say mixing vaccines, or sequential immunization, might boost effectiveness. Researchers in Britain are studying a possible combination of Pfizer-BioNTech and the traditional AstraZeneca vaccine. The coronavirus pandemic, which began in central China in late 2019, marks the first time the Chinese drug industry has played a role in responding to a global health emergency. Vaccines made by Sinovac, a private company, and Sinopharm, a state-owned firm, have made up the majority of Chinese vaccines distributed to several dozen countries including Mexico, Turkey, Indonesia, Hungary, Brazil and Turkey. The effectiveness of a Sinovac vaccine at preventing symptomatic infections was found to be as low as 50.4% by researchers in Brazil, near the 50% threshold at which health experts say a vaccine is useful. By comparison, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been found to be 97% effective. Health experts say Chinese vaccines are unlikely to be sold to the United States, Western Europe and Japan due to the complexity of the approval process. A Sinovac spokesman, Liu Peicheng, acknowledged varying levels of effectiveness have been found but said that can be due to the age of people in a study, the strain of virus and other factors. Beijing has yet to approve any foreign vaccines for use in China. Gao gave no details of possible changes in strategy but cited mRNA as a possibility. “Everyone should consider the benefits mRNA vaccines can bring for humanity,” Gao said. “We must follow it carefully and not ignore it just because we already have several types of vaccines already.” ...

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04-12-2021 Politics
Iran calls Natanz atomic site blackout 'nuclear terrorism'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran on Sunday described a blackout at its underground Natanz atomic facility an act of “nuclear terrorism,” raising regional tensions as world powers and Tehran continue to negotiate over its tattered nuclear deal. Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, stopped short of directly blaming anyone for the incident. Details remained few about what happened early Sunday morning at the facility, which initially was described as a blackout caused by the electrical grid feeding the site. Many Israeli media outlets offered the same assessment that a cyberattack darkened Natanz and damaged a facility that is home to sensitive centrifuges. While the reports offered no sourcing for the evaluation, Israeli media maintains a close relationship with the country’s military and intelligence agencies. If Israel caused the blackout, it further heightens tensions between the two nations, already engaged in a shadow conflict across the wider Middle East. “To thwart the goals of this terrorist movement, the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue to seriously improve nuclear technology on the one hand and to lift oppressive sanctions on the other hand,” Salehi said, according state TV. He added: “While condemning this desperate move, the Islamic Republic of Iran emphasizes the need for a confrontation by the international bodies and the (International Atomic Energy Agency) against this nuclear terrorism.” The IAEA, the United Nations’ body that monitors Tehran’s atomic program, earlier said it was aware of media reports about the incident at Natanz and had spoken with Iranian officials about it. The agency did not elaborate. Sunday’ developments also complicate efforts by the U.S., Israel’s main security partner, to re-enter the atomic accord aimed at limiting Tehran’s program so it can’t pursue a nuclear weapon. As news of the blackout emerged, U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin landed Sunday in Israel for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz. Power at Natanz was cut across the facility, which is comprised of above-ground workshops and underground enrichment halls, civilian nuclear program spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi earlier told Iranian state TV. Salehi’s comments to state TV did not explain what happened at the facility. However, Natanz has been targeted by sabotage in the past. The Stuxnet computer virus, discovered in 2010 and widely believed to be a joint U.S.-Israeli creation, once disrupted and destroyed Iranian centrifuges at Natanz amid an earlier period of Western fears about Tehran’s program. Natanz suffered a mysterious explosion at its advanced centrifuge assembly plant in July that authorities later described as sabotage. Iran now is rebuilding that facility deep inside a nearby mountain. ...

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04-07-2021 Science&Technology
Microsoft Moves Schedule for Annual Build Conference, to Start on May 25



At the moment, the coronavirus pandemic persists, and this drives the companies to resort to a virtual meeting. In the case of tech giants like Microsoft, the upcoming Build Developer Conference 2021 will now be staged from May 25 to May 27 through a virtual set-up. The annual conference which will involve developers, and other professionals like engineers, architects, and computer programmers will take part in the event. Besides these individuals, aspiring students who want to learn more about coding, system development, and innovation could also join the digital program. Microsoft Reschedules Build Conference 2021's Data According to a report by Ars Technica's Jim Salter on Apr. 6, Microsoft has decided to make its yearly Build Conference event a digital assembly. Since the surge of COVID-19 cases is happening, the firms were forced to adjust to the situation through conducting virtual arrangements for their employees and clients. Last 2020, the tech giant announced that all of its virtual events will be pushed through July this year. It was the same year when the news about "evil" conspiracy theories involving Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates had spread. The 65-year-old tycoon at the time was shocked when he learned that some reports claimed that he inserted microchips into other people to accomplish his vaccination mission. The COVID-19 pandemic also prompted the companies to set aside their in-person meetings since the evident increase in the number of positive cases was observed. Most likely, the company will either extend the scheduled data for the conference or impose a temporary suspension of all physical activities. Microsoft's Flagship Conferences Beside Build The tech giant's Build Conference is only one of its three flagship conferences done every year. The other two meetings, which are named Inspire and Ignite, were also set to happen this 2021. The Ignite conference was already finished last Mar. 30. It started on Mar. 2. On the other hand, the Inspire conference is about to commence in July. While it seems that the three events share a close theme, the Build conference is dedicated to aspiring and professional developers. Meanwhile, the Ignite conference tackles the operational side of the company, and the Inspire conference discusses more the business side like sharing learning about business strategies and management. It is expected that the upcoming Build event will feature more about Windows 10 ...

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04-05-2021 Science&Technology
533M Facebook Users Fall Victim to Hacking; Hacker Publishes Phone Numbers, Steals their...



...Personal Data On Apr. 3, a user in a low level hacking forum posted the phone numbers and the personal data of 533 million Facebook users for free. The exposed data includes the personal information of users from 106 countries, including more than 32 million records on users in the United States, 11 million on users in the UK, and 6 million on users in India. The hacking included Facebook IDs, phone numbers, locations, full names, bios, birthdates, and email addresses. Facebook users attacked by hacker Business Insider reviewed a sample of the leaked data and verified the records by matching known Facebook users' phone numbers with the IDs that are listed in the data set. The publication also verified records by testing the email addresses from the data set in Facebook's password reset feature, which can be used to reveal the phone number of the Facebook user. A Facebook spokesperson told Business Insider that the data was scraped because of a vulnerability that Facebook patched back in 2019. Facebook's security Although it is a couple of years old, the leaked data could give valuable information to cybercriminals who use people's personal information to impersonate them or to scam them into handing over login credentials, as per Alon Gal, CTO of cybercrime intelligence firm Hudson Rock, who discovered the whole trough of leaked data online. Gal told Business Insider that the database of that size containing the private information like phone numbers of a lot of Facebook's users would definitely lead to people taking advantage of the data to perform social engineering attacks or hacking attempts. Gal first discovered the leaked data back in January when a user in the same hacking forum advertised an automated bot that could give phone numbers Facebook users in exchange for a certain amount of money. The Motherboard reported on that bot's existence at the time and verified that the data was real. The whole dataset has been posted on the hacking forum for free, making it available to anyone with rudimentary data skills. Cybersecurity expert stated that there is not much that Facebook can do to help users at this point since the data is already out there besides letting them know that it happened and telling them to be careful of scams. But there are still some questions that are unanswered. Will Facebook do more to protect the users? Even if the data is from 2019, it is still dangerous for Facebook users.

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04-05-2021 Science&Technology
Casio Launches Latest G-Shock Equipped with Wear OS, Sensors, and More



Rumors have been going around for some time now that there will be a rugged Apple Watch, but Casio has beat Apple to it. Casio has unveiled its first G-Shock rugged smartwatch using Google's Wear OS platform. Casio G-Shock Wear OS According to The Verge, part of Casio's rugged G-Squad Pro lineup, the GSW-H1000, has a host of sports features and is also the first G-Shock watch with a color display. As expected in a G-Shock watch, the GSW-H1000 has a brawny look with a titanium back for more durability. That is backed by actual toughness, including shock and water-resistance down to 200 meters of depth. What's new is the Android Wear OS and the dual-layer display with an always-on LCD screen for time display combined, with a color LCD screen that can show maps, sensor data, notifications and other information. That is a first for G-Shock watches even though Casio already uses Wear OS on its Pro Trek smartwatch lineup. The watch is also equipped with sensors, including a built-in GPS, compass bearing, optical heart rate sensor, barometric pressure, altitude, and more. The watch also has Casio's app for 24 indoor workout options and 15 activities, including road biking, running, and swimming or for more extreme sports like snowboarding and surfing, as per CNET. Meanwhile, the Wear OS platform gives you access to smartphone notifications, numerous apps and Google Assistant access. One negative aspect though is that it only has a 1.5-day battery life with the color display but it can stretch out to a month in multi timepiece mode. The Casio G-Squad Pro GSW-H1000 comes in black, blue, and red colors and will cost around $700 in the United States and £600 in the UK. It is reportedly set to arrive in May, and is set to appear on the US G-Shock website. But you can find it on the UK site and you can request to be notified as soon as it is available. What is Wear OS? Wear OS is Google's smartwatch operating system. However, it does not run on all smartwatches. While many smartwatches do run on this operating system, there are a lot of them that do not. For example, all of the smartwatches that are available from Samsung run on Samsung's own wearables operating system. In the same vein, Apple Watch smartwatches run from Fitbit, and other wearable brands run on their respective operating systems too. Google's smartwatch operating system is the most expanded one out of all the operating systems. There are more available smartwatches which operate of this software, according to GSMArena. There are a lot of apps that are available on the platform. A lot of them are the same apps that you can download on Android. Apps like Google Fit, Telegram, Strava, and even Uber can be installed. You can even find apps that are made specifically for smartwatches. Facer is one of these apps, and it lets you customize your watch faces easily. ...

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04-05-2021 Science&Technology
Uber Ordered to Pay $1.1M to Visually Impaired Woman Who Was Refused a Ride 14 Times



Uber has been ordered to pay $1.1 million or £795,000 to a visually impaired woman who said she was refused rides on 14 occasions. Uber hit with discrimination lawsuit The woman, Lisa Irving, said that on some occasions, drivers were even verbally abusive and harassed her about transporting her guide dog, Bernie, in the car. One driver even allegedly cut her trip short after falsely claiming that they have arrived at her destination. An independent arbitrator ruled that Uber's drivers had illegally discriminated against her because of her condition. The arbitrator rejected Uber's claim that the company itself was not liable, because it argued that its drivers had the status of contractors rather than employees, as reported by CNN. Also Read: Uber is Down, and The Future is Uncertain Irving, who is from San Francisco, stated that she had worried about her safety after she was stranded multiple times late at night because she was rejected by drivers. She also alleged that canceled rides also led to her being late for work, which contributed to her being fired from her job. The behaviors from drivers continued despite her complaining to Uber, she said. A spokesman for Irving stated that of all Americans who should be liberated by the rideshare revolution, the blind and the visually impaired are among those who should benefit the most. The spokesman added that the bottom line is that under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a guide dog should be able to go anywhere that a blind person can go. In a statement that was issued to the media following the ruling, a spokesman for Uber stated that the company is proud of the help that it offers blind passengers. The spokesman for Uber added that drivers using the Uber app are expected to serve riders with service animals and to comply with accessibility and other laws, and they regularly provide education to drivers on that responsibility. He added that their dedicated team looks into each complaint and takes action. Irving told the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper that she is sorry that it came to this and that she would have preferred that her civil rights be respected. But it sends a strong message that this is behavior is not acceptable. Uber lawsuits This is not the first time that Uber has faced a legal battle from the visually impaired community. Back in 2014, The National Federation of the Blind in the US sued the ride-sharing app over guide-dog regulations. According to The Verge, the lawsuit was settled in 2017 when Uber agreed to ensure that its drivers knew that they were legally obligated to provide service to those with guide dogs. Uber paid $225,000 to the National Federation of the Blind to settle the lawsuit alleging discrimination against blind riders. The court also required Uber to notify drivers that they must give transport to customers with service animals. ...

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