November 28, 2020

Gadget

  • Comcast is expanding its data cap in 2021 to all of the territories that it covers.
  • Starting next year, Comcast subscribers in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington D.C., and West Virginia will all be subject to a 1.2TB data cap.
  • You can pay an additional $30 per month for an unlimited plan without a data cap.

The degree to which cable and internet companies receive constant and passionate scorn from virtually everyone on the planet might seem like overkill until you read about their policies and practices. Few are more detestable than the data cap, which Comcast introduced for millions of its internet customers in 2016. As Ars Technica reports, 27 of the 39 states that Comcast services have had 1.2 terabyte data caps for the last four years, and starting next year, the remaining 12 states which … Read the rest

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Turbulent times can expose weaknesses in distribution chains, putting stress on chokepoints and reducing access to critical components, suppliers, and capital. The ability to respond to changes rapidly and effectively depends on a variety of assets and business capabilities: replacing or augmenting supply sources in response to partner inventory issues or trade war-induced tariffs or restrictions, and having agile manufacturing processes that reduce redundancies and streamline product inputs.

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Each thread of this complex web of factors that affects supply chain resilience must be examined and assessed separately to identify potential vulnerabilities and mitigate them. At the same time, most of this web simplifies down to two primary strands, common capabilities that run through every resilient business: increasing visibility and maintaining sufficient diversity in the supply chain.

Capability 1—Insight
Developing data capabilities and analysis tools that reach from suppliers and partners all across the value chain through … Read the rest

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Despite being Apple’s latest smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 6 is already seeing some huge discounts ahead of Black Friday. Various styles and configurations are discounted as low as $329.98 with as much as $120 off some of the higher-end models. With so many new all-time low prices across the board, there’s lot sort through so we’ve done the hard work for you and listed all of the best discounts below. Don’t miss these deals.

Black Friday Apple Watch Series 6 Sales

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  • Pfizer and BioNTech confirmed they will file with the FDA for emergency use authorization on Friday, after announcing the final Phase 3 coronavirus vaccine results a few days ago.
  • The experimental drug proved to be highly effective in the final testing stage, and it had minimal side effects.
  • The FDA will inspect the full data and should issue an Emergency Use Authorization quickly.
  • Immunizations in the US could start within the next few weeks.

Pfizer and BioNTech shared the final efficacy results from their Phase 3 coronavirus vaccine trial a few days ago, revealing that the drug might be even better than what interim data showed. The two companies announced the vaccine is 95% effective and doesn’t have any severe side effects. They also said they would seek regulatory approval within days. It turns out they meant it, as Pfizer and BioNtech confirmed they plan to file with the FDA … Read the rest

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Pfizer will apply for emergency permission to distribute its covid-19 vaccine in the US and is ready to start shipping the shots within “hours” of getting a government green light, the firm said today. It is the first such application from any of the makers of covid-19 vaccines that are currently in development.

If it is approved, the first people to get the shot are likely to be doctors, nurses, and other front-line workers, and that could happen before Christmas, according to the drug giant. Pfizer is also sharing information with regulators in Canada, the European Union, and Japan.

In a statement, Pfizer’s CEO, Albert Bourla, said the vaccine’s development took “248 long days and nights,” involving 43,661 volunteers at 150 locations in the US, Turkey, and South Africa. Pfizer claims its vaccine has proved to be 95% effective in its final trials.

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Kohl’s is always a contender when it comes to which store has the best Black Friday deals. Of course, while it does have a major focus on categories like fashion, home decor, and kitchen essentials, every year’s Black Friday sale at Kohl’s also brings deals on toys, tech, and more. Best of all, many of Kohl’s Black Friday deals can even score you free Kohl’s Cash to use during a future purchase. Save some now, and save again later.

Kohl’s Black Friday 2020

Kohl’s Black Friday deals

Black Friday is starting early this year, and Kohl’s already has tons of tech, home decor, appliances, kitchen essentials, fashion, and more on sale! Don’t miss out by shopping late.

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The main thing to keep in mind when shopping for deals that include Kohl’s Cash is

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  • PS5 “Queued for Download” bug has a solution that doesn’t require a factory reset.
  • If you’re having trouble downloading games or apps on your new PS5, try starting up in safe mode and rebuilding the database, which PlayStation Support suggests in a tweet.
  • Sony has yet to announce when or if a software update will permanently fix this bug.

Shortly after the PlayStation 5 launched in the US and other regions last week, early adopters began reporting a bug that was affecting their ability to download games on the new console. A number of PS5 owners discovered that when they hit the Download button for select games and apps on the PlayStation Store or in the Game Library, the console would either say it was “Queued for Download” and never actually start downloading the files, or the download would suffer an error before it even started. Either way, it became … Read the rest

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On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump fired Chris Krebs, who was one of the government’s most senior cybersecurity officials. Trump fired him—by tweet—because Krebs had thoroughly debunked election disinformation, much of which came from the White House itself.

Trump had appointed Krebs director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in 2017. CISA is charged with protecting American critical infrastructure, a vast domain ranging from elections technology to vaccine manufacturing and government systems. Many of the United States’ most sensitive networks fall under CISA’s purview. With Krebs out and Trump’s presidency ending, where does that leave one of America’s most important cybersecurity agencies?

A years-long bipartisan effort to remake the way the US government works in cyberspace could soon push CISA into an elevated role as the nation’s lead cybersecurity agency with a bigger budget, a strengthened position, and louder White House support. The future role of … Read the rest

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Shantaram is back on schedule after being delayed since February.

What you need to know

  • Steven Lightfoot has signed on to serve as showrunner for Shantaram.
  • The executive producer has also inked a multi-year deal with Apple.

Reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Steven Lightfoot, known for his role as an executive producer for the Hannibal and The Punisher television series, has signed on to serve as showrunner for the upcoming Apple TV+ drama series Shantaram. In addition to signing on to the series, Lightfoot has also inked a multi-year deal with Apple.

Charlie Hunnam will star in the series, which follows the story of a man who runs from an Australian prison and find a new life in Bombay.

Shantaram is a big swing for Apple and marks the tech giant’s first international play. The 10-episode series is based on the best-selling novel by Gregory David

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  • Microsoft has announced its Black Friday deals for Xbox games, accessories, and subscriptions.
  • Hundreds of digital Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Xbox games will be on sale for up to 55% off from Friday, November 20th to Thursday, December 3rd.
  • Microsoft is also slashing the price of its new Xbox wireless controller by $20 and is offering a 40% discount on up to three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

If you are one of the lucky individuals that already managed to secure an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, the next step is finding games to play on your new console. Luckily, Xbox just kicked off its Black Friday sales event, and for the next two weeks, hundreds of games are on sale on the Microsoft Store, including some of the biggest games of 2020. Plus, if your Xbox Game Pass subscription is about to expire, or you … Read the rest

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