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Smartphones May Affect Sleep—but Not Because of Blue Light | WIRED

Released this week was some new research. It seems that experts are taking a closer look at how blue light affects our eyes, especially for kids. While blue light-blocking glasses and filters are popular, studies show mixed results. Instead of fretting over blue...

Elon Musk drops suit against OpenAI and Sam Altman

Elon Musk, on Monday, spoke out against Apple Intelligence, advising the issues with OpenAi's ChatGPT were too great to allow usage on his properties. The next day, Musk withdrew an ongoing lawsuit against OpenAI and its co-founders, Sam Altman and Greg Brockman. Musk...

DJI ban: What happens to the drone I already own?

News hasn't come in yet as I set to record, but DJI, the largest drone company is facing a Congressional vote and potential ban because it's products are made in China. Watching this closely...With Congress only hours away from deciding DJI's future in the US, pilots...

Boeing’s Starliner Now Has 5 Leaks While Parked Outside the ISS

NASA shared on Monday that Boeing's Starliner, despite last weeks rough docking at the ISS last week, delivered two astronauts to the orbital lab. The saga of Starliner continues with new leaks in its service module. NASA is checking if they can bring the astronauts...

Microsoft changes Recall feature amid criticism

Microsoft's Recall feature, taking pictures of your screens a few times a minute, scanning, making it searchable, and so many other things, didn't find favor amongst many people. After last weeks show was put to bed, we found that Microsoft said it would turn it off...

Apple Events – Apple

Keith and I will talk about WWDC24 this week, the latest updates from Apple. Link to Apple's keynote is on our website. Introducing Apple Intelligence in iOS 18, iPadOS 18, and macOS Sequoia, better health insights in watchOS 11, and a more immersive visionOS 2. See...

Windows 10 gets its first beta in three years | PCWorld

In a bizarre twist, with Windows 10 planned for end-of-life about 1 1/2 years away in October, a new Beta version, meaning pre-release, has been planned for release for folks who are on the Windows Insider program. It hasn't been announced what we'll see in this new...

Nvidia passes Apple as world’s second-most valuable company

Nvidia, the maker of computer chips, while riding on the AI boom, and massive profit margins, has joined Microsoft and Apple in the 3 Trillion market-cap club. Nvidia is the undisputed winner of the AI stock boom. See full story on Nvidia passes Apple as world's...

The third-gen Apple TV 4K drops to a record low of $90

Apple TV's 3rd generation, which was introduced in 2012, had a price drop this week. This was as Netflix announced separately that they were going to drop support for the older 1080p version this summer. Of course, this weeks WWDC announcements may render this as a...

Google Cloud error erases $135B pension fund

Google deleted / lost $135 Billion for a short period of time, until backups were recovered. This rattled a lot of folks who rely upon Google services to be reliable.The tech giant insisted it was not a "systemic issue." See full story on Google Cloud error erases...

Amazon Prime Now Includes GrubHub+

I struggle with some of the offerings that we get from tech. Amazon Prime subscription offers some benefits to some households, but sometimes their moves seem detrimental. Amazon will be adding GrubHub+ membership for a period of time, and if you're a customer of...

Amazon Prime Now Includes GrubHub+

I struggle with some of the offerings that we get from tech. Amazon Prime subscription offers some benefits to some households, but sometimes their moves seem detrimental. Amazon will be adding GrubHub+ membership for a period of time, and if you're a customer of...

Ticketmaster Hack Reveals Sensitive Data for 560 Million People

On the heels of the lawsuits against Ticketmaster and LiveNation, by a number of government agencies, it was revealed that Ticketmaster was seriously hacked... to the tune of 560 million accounts. The stolen data includes about what you'd think, from personal...

Ransomware gang claims cyberattack on Christie’s auction house

A notorious gang, RansomHub, claims responsibility for a cyberattack on Christie's, the prestigious and high priced art auction house. While Christie's hasn't labeled it a ransomware attack, they've finally restored their website and app after the cyber struggle....

Apple Hearing Study shares initial findings on tinnitus – and tips

OK, so listen up... A new glimpse into the Apple Hearing Study reveals some insights worth hearing. Conducted by the University of Michigan and launched in 2019, this study is a big deal because it's digging into tinnitus—when people hear noises that aren't really...

Old magnetic stands do not work with the 2024 iPad Pro

Multiple outlets reported what seems like a common sense news item, but as Apple releases new hardware like the new iPad Pro, accessories that used to work with the old one may not be suitable for the new one. Don't even try using an old iPad Pro magnetic stand with...

YouTubers are again breaking iPads to show that they can break

Keith and I will chat later about the iPad Pro durability with the 5.1mm, and it seems we already have a video answering the bend and break, and it proves Keith right. Presumably they get enough clicks out of it to pay for the devices, but once again YouTubers are...

YouTubers are again breaking iPads to show that they can break

Keith and I will chat later about the iPad Pro durability with the 5.1mm, and it seems we already have a video answering the bend and break, and it proves Keith right. Presumably they get enough clicks out of it to pay for the devices, but once again YouTubers are...

Ransomware isn’t as big a threat as these scams | PCWorld

Ransomware is shifting again, with the target being high-dollar value propositions like businesses. Smaller-time scammers are shifting back into tried and true like social engineering, and other lower dollar responses.If you have a good antivirus program at your back,...

Boeing Starliner’s crew debut delayed again over spacecraft issue

Another delay for Boeing Starliner heading to space, indicates the aerospace company's worries are continuing. Next chance for launch will be May 21st.WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Boeing's first Starliner mission carrying astronauts into space has been delayed again - until...

The internet is good for you, finds Oxford study

A groundbreaking study from the University of Oxford tossed a positive light on the internet’s influence on global wellbeing. After crunching data from a massive 2.4 million people across 168 countries, researchers were surprised to find that the internet generally...