In the market for a new Linux laptop? If so the folks at TUXEDO Computers — and no that’s not me shouting their name but how it’s styled — have something that may be of interest…#technology #tech #Linux
Meet the TUXEDO InfinityBook S 15.
Since Twitter and Instagram helped popularize them, hashtags have been one of the consistent ways you’ve been able to navigate different platforms. But for as long as YouTube has been around, it’s never really made extensive use of them. That’s about to change. This week, Google completed the rollout of landing pages that organize videos using metadata tags.#technology #tech #Google #YouTube #hashtags
Only hours after gaining full control of Congress, House Democrats are going after Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for the platforms’ perceived roles in inciting violence at the Capitol earlier this month.#technology #tech #SocialNetworking #Facebook #Twitter #Google #YouTube
Bluesky, Twitter’s decentralized social networking effort, has announced its first major update since 2019. The Bluesky team released a review of the decentralized web ecosystem and said it’s hoping to find a team lead in the coming months. The review follows Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey discussing Bluesky earlier this month, when he called it a “standard for the public conversation layer of the internet.”Are Twitter completely ignorant of the meaning of the phrase "blue sky thinking"? Do they really think they can make decentralised social networking work commercially? Do we care?
French news sites have prevailed in negotiations with Google over "neighboring rights," a new legal right granted by the 2019 EU Copyright Directive. An agreement between Google and the French news industry "establishes a framework within which Google will negotiate individual licensing agreements" with individual news organizations, according to Google. Under these deals, French news articles will be featured in a new Google product called News Showcase.#technology #tech #Google #GoogleSearch #France #news
Microsoft has been granted a patent that would allow the company to make a chatbot using the personal information of deceased people.#technology #tech #Microsoft #chatbot #identity
The patent describes creating a bot based on the “images, voice data, social media posts, electronic messages”, and more personal information.
"Our customers love it," says Michael Schatzberg, the co-founder of a US restaurant group.#technology #tech #retail #QRCodes
He is talking about using QR codes (quick response codes), a technology from the 1990s, which is proving to be very useful in the Covid era.
Australia is introducing a world-first law to make Google, Facebook and potentially other tech companies pay media outlets for their news content.#technology #tech #Google #GoogleSearch #Australia #news
But the US firms have fought back, warning the law would make them withdraw some of their services.
One of the mysteries of Covid-19 is why oxygen levels in the blood can drop to dangerously low levels without the patient noticing.You don't need any medical training to use one, either. You just put it on the end of your finger and turn it on and wait. In a few seconds, it should give you a reading of somewhere between 95 and 100 if you're healthy.
It is known as "silent hypoxia".
As a result, patients have been arriving in hospital in far worse health than they realised and, in some cases, too late to treat effectively.
But a potentially life-saving solution, in the form of a pulse oximeter, allows patients to monitor their oxygen levels at home, and costs about £20.
A new app called Beeper will bring iMessage to Windows and Android.How does it work?
The subscription-based app can integrate all of your chats from services like WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, Slack, and more.
we send each user a Jailbroken iPhone with the Beeper app installed which bridges to iMessage#technology #tech #Apple #iMessage #Windows #Android #Beeper
Some of the laptops given out in England to support vulnerable children home-schooling during lockdown contain malware, BBC News has learned.If you know someone who has one of these, tell them they need to run Malwarebytes or another malware detector.
A new Linux port allows Apple’s M1 Macs to run Ubuntu for the first time. Corellium, a security firm that offers a virtualized version of iOS for security testing, has successfully ported Ubuntu over to M1 Macs and released a tutorial for others to follow. The modified version of Ubuntu boots into the regular user interface and includes USB support.#technology #tech #Apple #M1 #Linux #Ubuntu #Corellium
Batteries capable of fully charging in five minutes have been produced in a factory for the first time, marking a significant step towards electric cars becoming as fast to charge as filling up petrol or diesel vehicles.Needs new recharging technology, but can currently charge to 100 miles in 5 minutes. Fast enough to convince a lot more potential buyers?