• May 16, 2021

Category : Tech News

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Google Fi is rolling out eSIM support on iOS for

Google is rolling out the ability to use Google Fi via eSIM for existing customers of the cellular service on iOS, assuming their iPhone supports it (via 9to5Google). You’ll need the latest version of the Google Fi iOS app and an iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, 11 series, or 2020 SE, as those phones offer […]

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YouTube goes after more TV advertisers with new program

Alphabet’s Inc YouTube on Tuesday launched a new program to help advertisers reach more valuable viewers who watch content on their TV screens, in an effort to retain advertising revenue at a time when brands are slashing budgets due to the coronavirus pandemic. The program called YouTube Select will let brands buy ads that will […]

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Covid-19’s Toll on Prison Labor Doesn’t Just Hurt Inmates

While millions of Americans shelter in their homes, America’s prisoners are at work. In at least 20 states, from Florida to Michigan to Texas to California, incarcerated workers are making hand sanitizer, face masks, and protective gowns at prison manufacturing facilities. In Indiana, they’re making plastic face shields. In Oregon, they’re doing hospitals’ laundry. If […]

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Microsoft Edge Getting Search in Sidebar Option, Collections With Pinterest

Microsoft Edge is adding a contextual search experience that will allow users to get results of their queries directly on the sidebar, without leaving the active webpage. Microsoft has also partnered with Pinterest to enhance the experience on Collections that was introduced as a feature on the Edge browser in December to let users capture, […]

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Carbon Dioxide Emissions Have Dropped 17 Percent During the Pandemic

If you can rely on humanity to do anything consistently, it’s to spew more and more CO 2 into the atmosphere. Even after the world’s nations signed the Paris Agreement in 2016, each setting their own targets to rein in emissions—India, for instance, pledging to cut theirs by a third by 2030—still they tick up […]

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Microsoft Build Looks Very Different in 2020

This morning, Microsoft kicks off the first-ever virtual iteration of Build, its annual conference for the developers who make software for the company’s platforms. As in years past, Microsoft will detail updates to its sprawling suite of software: improvements to Windows; expansions of the Azure cloud-computing platform; and enhancements to Teams, the office productivity tool […]

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Tech-Assisted COVID-19 Tracking Is Having Some Issues

Harnessing today’s technology to the task of fighting the coronavirus pandemic is turning out to be more complicated than it first appeared. The first US states that rolled out smartphone apps for tracing the contacts of COVID-19 patients are dealing with technical glitches and a general lack of interest by their residents. A second wave […]

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AI-Powered Biotech Can Help Deploy a Vaccine In Record Time

The magnitude of the Covid-19 pandemic will largely depend on how quickly safe and effective vaccines and treatments can be developed and tested. Many assume a widely available vaccine is years away, if ever. Others believe that a 12- to 18-month development cycle is a given. Our best bet to reduce even that record-breaking timeline […]