January 17, 2021

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  • LG announced the 2021 Gram laptops ahead of CES 2021 event.
  • The 2021 Grams feature updated designs, 16:10 Full HD display with narrow bezels, 11th Gen Intel chips, and long-lasting battery life. ultra-light
  • All 2021 Grams are Intel Evo-certified. They support instant-on wake, fast-charging batteries, long battery life in real-life situations, and speedy performance (11th Gen Intel Core processor, Iris GPU, fast RAM, and NVMe SSDs).

If you’ve been on the lookout for a new Windows 10 laptop in the past few years, you must have discovered the LG Gram line of notebooks. Their main selling point is the weight, hence the name. The large-screen devices are supposed to be thin and light, hence the Gram name. But the Gram laptops are also supposed to be powerful and efficient, ready to offer hours of battery life on a single charge. The 2021 Gram generation is already here, building on the … Read the rest

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As a mob of right-wing extremists occupied the US Capitol building on Tuesday, President Trump posted a short video message to his loyal supporters on social media: “We had an election that was stolen from us,” he said, repeating a lie he has promoted for months. “Go home. We love you; you’re very special,” he said. “I know how you feel, but go home and go home in peace.” 

Initially, Twitter only put limits on the video, but it later removed the tweet entirely, along with a subsequent message that appeared to justify the actions of the mob because they are “great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long.” Twitter also announced that the president’s account would remain locked for at least 12 hours. 

The decision to delete the video put Twitter in line with Facebook and YouTube, which had both opted earlier in the day … Read the rest

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President Donald Trump spoke behind protective glass at the “Stop the Steal” Rally on January 6. | Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Social media companies are going to new lengths to limit the reach of Trump’s incitement to violence.

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Social media companies are grappling with the reactions to the insurrection that broke out on Wednesday at the US Capitol. Despite plenty of time and warning, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube still seemed to be scrambling in their response to President Trump’s calls for an uprising in the wake of his election loss. In the aftermath of the Capitol violence, Twitter and Facebook are now implementing some of the toughest measures yet to limit Trump’s reach.

Twitter took the unprecedented action of locking Trump’s account for 12 hours — a period that will begin after Trump goes into his own account and takes down the tweets that violate its policies — and said it … Read the rest

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A jet branded with Amazon’s Prime Air logo being loaded with cargo (Getty)

Amazon has confirmed the purchase of 11 previously used Boeing 767 jets as it continues to expand its worldwide delivery empire.

This is the first time Amazon has actually bought planes – all the others in its fleet are leased.

Seven of the planes came from Delta while the other four came from Canada’s WestJet. Apparently, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, prices for passenger jets have fallen and Amazon decided to scoop a few up.

By the end of 2022, the company says it plans to have 85 planes carrying deliveries across the US and around the world.

‘Our goal is to continue delivering for customers across the U.S. in the way that they expect from Amazon, and purchasing our own aircraft is a natural next step toward that goal,’ said Sarah Rhoads, vice president of Amazon Global Air.

‘Having … Read the rest

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Notes are just as easy to create and update when you need them as they are to trash when you’re done!

When you need to quickly jot something down on your phone, the Notes app is the best app for the job since it’s already built into the best iPhone or best iPad already. With Notes, you can write down thoughts, draft out memos, or store any other bit of text or even images and sketches for however long you want. And if you use iCloud, everything is synced in the background and accessible on all of your Apple devices (as long as you’re logged in to that same account). Here’s how to create notes on iPhone and iPad, as well as how to edit, move, delete, and recover your Notes.

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  • Google will soon update its iPhone apps with the new privacy labels that tell users how much personal data an application can collect.
  • The new privacy feature caused quite a stir recently. Facebook vehemently opposes Apple’s privacy initiative that informs users about what kind of user data is collected and how app users are tracked.
  • A story earlier this week said Google might have delayed updates to its iOS apps to postpone adding privacy labels to its apps. Like Facebook, Google collects a large amount of user data for advertising purposes.

Apple’s app privacy label is a brand new iOS feature that users will find on the iPhone and iPad. They’re like nutrition labels on food packaging, but they tell you what sort of personal data an app can collect, offering you more insight into how you’re being tracked. To access the feature, you’ll have to go to the App … Read the rest

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The explosive growth of artificial intelligence has fostered hope that it will help us solve many of the world’s most intractable problems. However, there’s also much concern about the power of AI, and growing agreement that its use should be guided to avoid infringing upon our rights.

Many groups have discussed and proposed ethical guidelines for how AI should be developed or deployed: IEEE, a global professional organization for engineers, has issued a 280-page document on the subject (to which I contributed), and the European Union has published its own framework. The AI Ethics Guidelines Global Inventory has compiled more than 160 such guidelines from around the world.

Unfortunately, most of these guidelines are developed by groups or organizations concentrated in North America and Europe: a survey published by social scientist Anna Jobin and her colleagues found 21 in the US, 19 in the EU, 13 in the UK, four … Read the rest

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How easy it will be for the rich to cut in line for the vaccine will depend on how exactly the line is constructed. | Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images

We asked experts what could go wrong.

Could the rich and famous of Silicon Valley be vaccinated before it is their turn?

That thought bothers everyone from California’s governor to the doctors across the state who make a mint treating these millionaires and billionaires. And it might not be such a hypothetical, say a dozen medical veterans and other close observers of the process, who worry about everything from highly paid physicians contorting their moral compasses to the rich cashing in on their political and personal connections.

The wrath of the coronavirus has not been felt equally across America. Black and low-income Americans have been ravaged by its health and economic destruction, while the wealthy and well-connected have decamped to Read the rest

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The scam message tries to get victims to click on a link and hand over their financial details

As the UK enters its third lockdown, many businesses are rightly concerned about their futures.

Although Rishi Sunak has outlined a £4.6 billion package to help businesses, there are still scammers attempting to take advantage of the situation.

The Chanceller has announced one-off top up grants of up to £9,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure venues.

But scam texts have started circulating that aim to dupe people confused over the guidance. It asks people to hand over their card details in order to claim a non-existent grant of £240.

The message claims to be from HMRC but contains a number of grammatical and spelling errors.

One such message reads: ‘From HMRC: The third lockdown has been announced, we have been issued a grant off £240 to help during this period, visit … Read the rest

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Thanks to Migration Assistant, moving your old Mac’s data to your new Mac is as simple as can be.

Migration Assistant makes it super easy to move data from your old Mac to your new one, either directly or from a Time Machine backup. You can also connect two Macs with Wi-Fi, Thunderbolt, FireWire, or Ethernet. Migrating your old data to your new computer will make it possible for you to start working on your brand new Mac without missing a beat.

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If you haven’t yet purchased a new Mac, you’ve come to the right place. Check out our best MacBooks and best Mac desktops of the year.

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If you are new to Mac, you can also migrate your old PC

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