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EngadgetJun 21, 2024
Apple will reportedly withhold new AI features in Europe due to regulations
Apple reportedly said on Friday that it would delay iOS 18's marquee AI features in the European Union, conveniently blaming Digital Markets Act (DMA) regulations. The company claimed it would block the launch of Apple Intelligence, iPhone Mirroring on the Mac and SharePlay Screen Sharing in the EU this year, according to Bloomberg, which reported the news.

"We are concerned that the interoperability requirements of the DMA could force us to compromise the integrity of our products in ways that risk user privacy and data security," the company said in a statement to Bloomberg. Apple didn't expand on how DMA regulations could force it to compromise user privacy and security.

The DMA, which passed in 2022, tries to usher in fair competition by reining in what Big Tech companies can do to stifle competition. It blocks them from pushing out smaller competitors, favoring their own services over those of rivals, locking customers' data into their platform and limiting transparency about their use of advertising dat

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CNET NewsJun 21, 2024
Best Electric Lawn Mower Deals: Big Summer Discounts Drop Prices of Top Brands - CNET
Get some lawn pride with these great summer savings on the best mowers around.

CNET NewsJun 21, 2024
Best Internet Providers in Riverside, California - CNET
Trying to get connected from Riverside? Spectrum is CNET's top pick, but other providers might offer cheaper prices and faster speeds.

CNET NewsJun 21, 2024
New Android Feature Could Save Battery by Turning Off Your Screen When Not in Use - CNET
Google is testing a way to sense whether you're actually using your phone, and if not to automatically turn off the screen.

SlashDotJun 21, 2024
Apple Won't Roll Out AI Tech In EU Market Over Regulatory Concerns

CNET NewsJun 21, 2024
Best 3D Printer Filament Deals: Save Big on Big Brands - CNET
Grab some more 3D printing filament for less with these deals.

EngadgetJun 21, 2024
Amazon Prime Day 2024: The best deals to shop ahead of the Prime Day sale and everything we know so far
Amazon Prime Day 2024 will be here soon, which means Prime members will have a ton of sales and deals to sift through during a brief period next month. Prime Day deals typically do not discriminate: everything from clothing to shoes to household essentials can be discounted, and that includes consumer electronics as well. Prime members will get access to all of the deals, but there are usually a few sales available to all Amazon shoppers as well during Prime Day. Engadget will be surfacing all of the best tech deals we can find - both on Amazon and elsewhere - dur

Get Up to $1,000 Off at Sleep Number's Early Fourth of July Sale - CNET (CNET News)

CNET How ToJun 21, 2024
Best Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks - CNET
Apple cider vinegar has health benefits galore but it's not always the easiest to get down the hatch. We tested seven ACV drinks that make the healthy elixir a pleasure to sip.

Yahoo TechnologyJun 21, 2024
Car Dealers Reel From Cyberattack on $1.2 Trillion Market

Is a $650 Credit Card Annual Fee Too Much? Here's Why I Think the Delta Reserve Is Worth It - CNET (CNET How To)
Cyberattack on CDK Global Disrupts Car Sales in U.S. and Canada (New York Times Tech)

PC World Latest NewsJun 21, 2024
Still use Kaspersky antivirus? The US is banning it, so prepare to switch

But while federal subsidies could no longer be spent on Kaspersky, individuals and private businesses were still free to buy licenses. This will soon change with an upcoming US ban on Kaspersky's products.

Announced Thursday by the Bureau of Industry and Security (a branch of the Department of Commerce), the prohibition applies to antivirus and other cybersecurity software developed and distributed by Kaspersky and its affiliates. The Biden administration cited high potential for interference from the Russian government in Kaspersky's operations as the reason for its decision—the first of its kind.

The ban will roll out in two phases: starting on July 20 at 12:00am ET, Kaspersky can no longer sell its products to new US persons or agree to integrate its software into third-party products (like white-labeled services); then, on September 29 at 12:00am ET, all reselling, existing integrations, and licensing must cease. Virus definition and app updates will end, as will operation of the Kaspersky Security Network within the US and on devices belonging to US residents and citizens.

This window gives consumers and businesses time to transition to new software—and there are no legal penalties for continuing to use Kaspersky while you hunt for a replacement.

CNET How ToJun 21, 2024
Why Tonight's Strawberry Moon Will Be the Biggest and Most Colorful Full Moon in Years - CNET
The moon will be bright yellow, orange or even red, depending on where you view it this weekend.

CNET How ToJun 21, 2024
Save on Big Name Mac Games Including Death Stranding, Resident Evil Village and More - CNET
The Mac App Store is currently running a sale that offers some huge titles at small prices.

CNET NewsJun 21, 2024
Best Soundbar Deals: Ditch Those Tiny TV Speakers With These Deals - CNET
Take your TV to the next level with a top soundbar while these discounts remain.

Best CD Rates Today: Boost Your Returns With These Top CDs, June 21, 2024 - CNET (CNET How To)

Mac RumorsJun 21, 2024
'Antstream Arcade' App With Over 1,300 Retro Games Launching on iPhone and iPad Next Week
Antstream Arcade has announced that its cloud-based game streaming service will be available on the iPhone and iPad starting Thursday, June 27. The app will provide subscribers with access to over 1,300 licensed games from a variety of retro consoles, including the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari 2600, Atari 7800, SEGA Genesis, and more.

PC World Latest NewsJun 21, 2024
Watch PCWorld build a pair of SFF video production PCs!

Adam's AMD-based build is going in the brand new Fractal Design Mood, a vertical SFF case that was revealed at Computex. Alex's Intel machine is a little more conventional in the SSUPD Meshroom S, which is all about maximum airflow in a tiny 14.9-liter space. Both of them are getting some serious parts in there despite the small dimensions and might need some PC building expertise to fit everything in.

The full double-machine build is just over three hours long — a great background video if you happen to be building your own PC, or I dunno, assembling some Ikea furniture. Give it a watch to see how the pros build itty-bitty and

PC World Latest NewsJun 21, 2024
Latest Windows update patches critical Wi-Fi vulnerability

This week's update has a critical patch for a known Wi-Fi vulnerability, which Microsoft rates as an 8.8 out of 10 in terms of danger—so, go ahead and spin up Windows Update sooner rather than later.

As The Register reports, the CVE-2024-30078 bug fix prevents remote code execution (that means "running scary stuff on your PC from somewhere else") via a Wi-Fi driver. The details of this vulnerability aren't public, and it doesn't appear to be being exploited "in the wild," but Microsoft isn't leaving things up to chance. Hackers might be able to figure it out now that it's been addressed.

The same can't be said for the critical CVE-2024-30080 patch, which allows remote code execution via the Microsoft Message Queuing system. This one's dangerous enough that it gets a 9.8 rating, and it may be being exploited at the moment.

Rounding out the security patches is an older issue, CVE-2023-50868, which can be used as a remote denial of service method by overloading resources using Domain Name System Security Extensions. It's mostly a server issue and less important for regular users.

These fixes should be applied for all Windows 10 and Windows 11 users, so don't delay. Get crackin' on your Windows updates today!


CNET How ToJun 21, 2024
'The Boys': This Pro Tip Makes Season 4 More Enjoyable to Watch - CNET
Attention, fans of the Prime Video series: Get some trivia in your life.

CNET NewsJun 21, 2024
Eager for iOS 18? What You Should Know Before Downloading the Beta Version - CNET
Thinking about installing the iOS 18 developer beta? Read this first so you know what to expect.

CNET NewsJun 21, 2024
Best Android Phone of 2024 - CNET
From foldables to new phones from Samsung, Google and Motorola, these are the best Android phones of 2024.

Yahoo TechnologyJun 21, 2024
CDK Tells Car Dealers Their Systems Will Likely Be Down for Days

SlashDotJun 21, 2024
Federal Jury Convicts Five in Major Illegal Streaming Case

CNET NewsJun 21, 2024
Have Scammers Opened a Bank Account in Your Name? Here's How to Check - CNET
It happens more often than you might think. Here's how to protect yourself.

CNET NewsJun 21, 2024
Here's How Much Experts Say You Should Have in Your Emergency Fund - CNET
How much should you set aside for an emergency? It depends. Here's how to determine your ideal amount.

EngadgetJun 21, 2024
The Morning After: How small claims court became Meta's customer service hotline
Did you know Meta has a customer services department? If you have a problem with Facebook, Instagram and the rest, you might find it hard to get some of that service. Instead, people have been taking Meta to small claims court to get some kind of response to their complaints. Engadget spoke with five individuals who have sued Meta in small claims court over the last two years. In three cases, the plaintiffs were able to restore access to at least one lost account, but all eventually got the attention of Meta's legal team.

The company has argued that it is not liable for more than $100 in damages according to its terms of service. However, some plaintiffs were awarded thousands of dollars — which still might pale compared to lost earnings for those whose businesses revolve around their Facebook or Instagram presence. We chart the mixed results of these users and Meta's logic in giving them so much attention.

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CNET How ToJun 21, 2024
Prime Video's Best Sci-Fi TV Shows to Transport You to Another World - CNET
Aliens to superheroes, mutants to space travel, Prime Video's sci-fi selection is epic.

Yahoo TechnologyJun 20, 2024
TikTok Argues US Disregarded National Security Plans

Mac RumorsJun 20, 2024
Satechi Launches Qi2 Wireless Car Charger
Satechi today announced the launch of its latest Qi2 product, a car charger that is able to mount to a vehicle's vents. The Qi2 Wireless Car Charger is able to charge a compatible iPhone at up to 15W, which is the same speed as an official MagSafe charger.

Washington Post TechJun 20, 2024
TikTok slams U.S. in challenge to possible ban: Punishment ‘was the point'
TikTok shared internal files from years of failed negotiations with the government in a legal offensive challenging a potential ban on the popular video app.

Gizmag Emerging TechJun 20, 2024
EOS-X Space announces upcoming balloon flights to the edge of outer space
Paying passengers could be flying to the outer edge of the stratosphere as soon as next year, but not with the company you might think. Spain's EOS-X Space has announced that it's nearing finalization of a seven-passenger capsule that will be hoisted heavenward by a giant balloon.

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GizmodoJun 20, 2024
President Biden Bans Kaspersky Antivirus Software Over Russia Ties
The United States announced it is banning the sale of antivirus software from the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs on Thursday, according to a release from the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security. Kaspersky's alleged close ties to the Russian government were found to pose a critical risk.…


ResearchBuzzJun 20, 2024
Awesome Frontend Resources, India's Elections, You.com, More: Thursday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, June 20, 2024
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EngadgetJun 20, 2024
Amazon says it's cut down on those plastic air pillows in packages
You know those little plastic air bags in your more fragile Amazon purchases that make perfect popping noise makers when you crush them? Amazon says it's reduced its usage of them and plans to completely eliminate using them by the end of the year.

The ecommerce behemoth announced on its news blog that it has reduced the use of plastic air pillows by 95 percent and switched to crumbled paper filler instead. Amazon also says it plans to use paper filler for "nearly all" of its customer deliveries on Prime Day.

The company says its decision to phase out the use of plastic air cushions at its distribution centers aims to eliminate unnecessary waste and focus more on using recycled materials.

Plastic pollution has always been a concern when it comes to our environment but it has dramatically increased as a result of Amazon's meteoric rise especially during the COVID pandemic. The nonprofit ocean conservation group Oceana released a study in 2021 showing that Amazon produced 599 million pounds of plastic waste in 2020. The group also estimated that the waste produced from plastic air pillows alone "would circle the Earth more than 600 times."

This article originally appeared on Engadget at https://www.engadget.com/amazon-says-its-cut-down-on-those-plastic-air-pillows-in-packages-222953642.html?src=rss

GizmodoJun 20, 2024
Update Your Windows PC Now to Avoid This Terrifying Wi-Fi Vulnerability
Forbes has recently reported on a new Wi-Fi vulnerability for Windows that can let hackers take over your Windows device and infect it with malware by just being on the same Wi-Fi network as you. Microsoft has confirmed the vulnerability and advised all users to update their Windows PCs immediately, mainly if they…


Mac RumorsJun 20, 2024
Amazon Introduces Low Prices on AirTag, Eufy SmartTrack Card, and Anker Accessories
Today we're tracking a collection of Bluetooth tracker discounts on Amazon, which include low prices on Apple's AirTag and Eufy's SmartTrack Card accessory. There are also a few Anker discounts on Amazon this week, including portable batteries and charging stations.

GizmodoJun 20, 2024
Elden Ring Update for Shadow of the Erdtree Adds Torrent to Final Battle
Friday is when the Shadow of the Erdtree drops, and it's already shaping up to be some of the best DLC ever released for a game. In preparation for the big release, Elden Ring received a new update with a variety of changes, but the big one is adding your bestie to the fight with the last boss.


CNET NewsJun 20, 2024
Today's NYT Strands Hints, Answers and Help for June 21, #110 - CNET
Here are some hints, and the answers, for the June 21 Strands puzzle, No. 110.

Today's NYT Connections Hints, Answers and Help for June 21, #376 - CNET (CNET News)

CNET How ToJun 20, 2024
Best Apple TV Deals: Discounted Streaming Boxes and Accessories - CNET
The Apple TV is the obvious choice for people who are already in the Apple ecosystem and it's even better when you can save money, too.

Mac RumorsJun 20, 2024
Apple Launches Sale on Mac App Store Games
Several popular Mac App Store games are on sale for the next week, with discounts of up to 75 percent off available. Valheim, Death Stranding Director's Cut, and Inscryption are all half price, with several other titles also on sale at even lower prices.

SlashDotJun 20, 2024
Meta's Customer Service is So Bad, Users Are Suing in Small Claims Court To Resolve Issues

Washington Post TechJun 20, 2024
Everything TikTok users need to know about a possible ban in the U.S.
What are the odds that TikTok will disappear? When? And what should you do in the meantime?

EngadgetJun 20, 2024
How small claims court became Meta's customer service hotline
Last month, Ray Palena boarded a plane from New Jersey to California to appear in court. He found himself engaged in a legal dispute against one of the largest corporations in the world, and improbably, the venue for their David-versus-Goliath showdown would be San Mateo's small claims court.

Over the course of eight months and an estimated $700 (mostly in travel expenses), he was able to claw back what all other methods had failed to render: his personal Facebook account.

Those may be extraordinary lengths to regain a digital profile with no relation to its owner's livelihood, Palena is one of a growing number of frustrated users of Meta's services who, unable to get help from an actual human through normal channels of recourse, are using the court system instead. And in many cases, it's working.

Engadget spoke with five individuals who have sued Meta in small claims court over the last two years in four different states. In three cases, the plaintiffs were able to restore access to at least one lost account. One person was also able to win financial damages and another reached a cash settlement. Two cases were dismissed. In every case, the plaintiffs were at least able to get the attention of Meta's legal team, which appears to have something of a playbook for handling these claims.

Why small claims? At the heart of these cases is the fact that Meta lacks the necessary volume of human customer service workers to assist those who lose their accounts. The company's official help pages steer users who have been hacked toward confusing automated tools that often lead users to dead-end links or emails that don't work if your account information has been changed. (The company recently launched a $14.99-per-month program, Meta Verified, which grants access to human customer support. Its track record as a means of recovering hacked accounts after

Wired NewsJun 19, 2024
We've Tested the 9 Best TV Streaming Devices for 4K and HD
We've tested dozens of ways to watch stuff on 4K or HD TVs. These are our favorites.

Gizmag Emerging TechJun 18, 2024
Electrified carbon fiber adds battery power with zero weight
Building on the trailblazing carbon-fiber-as-a-battery work started at Sweden's Chalmers University of Technology, deep-tech startup Sinonus is working to commercialize a groundbreaking new breed of multifunctional carbon fiber. In its vision, the wonder-composite will save weight not merely because of its famously low base weight but because it will double as a set of energy-managing electrodes, becoming a structural battery that cuts reliance on the traditional standalone battery pack. The company believes this style of energy storage could help revolutionize everything from electric air

Wired NewsJun 15, 2024
The 34 Best Shows on Amazon Prime Right Now (June 2024)
The Boys, Outer Range, and Fallout are just a few of the things you should be watching on Amazon Prime Video this week.

ResearchBuzzJun 13, 2024
Vogue Photography, Google, TikTok, More: Thursday ResearchBuzz, June 13, 2024
NEW RESOURCES Google Blog: Explore Vogue's history in our new Condé Nast digital archive. "For the first time, Condé Nast opens the doors to the Vogue archive. In collaboration with Google Arts […]

Mac RumorsJun 12, 2024
Your iPhone 15 Can Show the Time When It's Out of Battery in iOS 18
The iPhone has had a Power Reserve function that holds back a small amount of battery life to allow features like Find My and NFC unlocking to work even when your device has died, and in iOS 18, Apple seems to be improving the feature further for the iPhone 15 models.

Fox Technology newsMay 25, 2024
Amazingly easy secret trick to save full-page screenshots as images on your Android
Tech wizard Kurt "CyberGuy" Knutsson reveals a little-known secret for taking and saving a full-page screenshot on your Android phone.

ComputerWorldMar 06, 2024
Sam Altman's pledges about AI responsibility don't mean much — experts
Elon Musk's lawsuit against Sam Altman and OpenAI, filed last week in California state court, accuses the defendants of forgetting core parts of OpenAI's stated mission to develop useful and non-harmful artificial general intelligence. Altman has since moved to buttress his responsible AI credentials, including the signing of an open letter pledging to develop AI "to improve people's lives."

Critics, however, remain unconvinced by Altman's show of responsibility. Ever since the rapid popularization of generative AI (genAI) over the past year, those critics have been warning that the consequences of unfettered and unregulated AI development could be not just corrosive to human society, but a threat to it entirely.

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Reuters TechnologyJun 17, 2020
New U.S. Huawei rule targets standards, security concerns remain: Ross
A new U.S. rule regarding China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is a needed "clarification" to help develop standards, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Wednesday, adding that security concerns remain over the telecoms equipment maker.
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