Eric Billiter

Eric Billiter

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The fourth and fifth movies will be shot back to back.
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Error displayed when visiting Canon’s USA website. Just one week after Garmin recovered from a ransomware attack, data and systems belonging to Japanese tech firm Canon are reportedly now being held hostage. BleepingComputer reports that 10TB of company data has been stolen as Canon suffers widespread ongoing system outages. More than two dozen Canon-owned domains have been affected by the outage. Canon’s USA website currently says it’s down for maintenance although its global and Japanese websites seems unaffected. An internal email from Canon IT reportedly said that the company is experiencing “wide spread system issues affecting multiple applications, Teams, Email, and other systems may not be available at this time.” BleepingComputer also obtained a partial screenshot of the alleged... Continue reading…
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The good news: this level of mass death is avoidable if civic leaders begin taking the climate crisis seriously.
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We are living in an increasingly online and mobile world but even if we are able to buy our foods and supplies online, sooner or later all of us will have to make our way to a bank for some face to face transactions. Given today’s global situation, however, that has also become increasingly risky and people have started looking … Continue reading
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From budget-friendly to big-budget, these are the very best options for your own outdoor movie theater setup.
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These cheap 4K TV deals are dropping prices on budget models down to just $229 at Best Buy this weekend.
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Passcode vulnerability could have allowed hackers to brute force their way into Zoom meetings.
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos crumpled under questioning at the hands of Rep. Matt Gaetz during Wednesday's tech antitrust hearing.  Gaetz asked Bezos about the company's Amazon Smile program, which allows customers to designate charities they'd like to support. Amazon will donate a portion of some of their sales to that organization.  The company relies on the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Southern Poverty Law Center to determine any charities that are ineligible for Amazon Smile, which includes groups that promote hate, terrorism, intolerance, or violence.  Gaetz mentioned a handful of groups such as Catholic Family News, American Family Association, and Jewish Defense League that are flagged by the SPLC and therefore not eligible to participate in Amazon Smile, and Bezos responded that it's "an imperfect system" and said Amazon would "like suggestions on better or additional sources" to guide the program.  The groups mentioned by Gaetz promote a range of hateful ideologies, including anti-Semitism and anti-LGBTQ rights, according to the SPLC.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos folded under questioning from Rep. Matt Gaetz during Wednesday's tech antitrust hearing.  Gaetz, a Republican representative from Florida, asked Bezos about Amazon's Smile program, which donates 0.5% of eligible purchases to the charitable organization of a customer's choice. Amazon relies on the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a nonprofit that identifies hate groups and extremist groups in the US, to help it determine ineligible charities. Amazon says it does not allow customers to donate to organizations that "engage in, support, encourage, or promote intolerance, hate, terrorism, violence, money laundering, or other illegal activities." Gaetz questioned why certain organizations — including Catholic Family News, American Family Association, and Jewish Defense League — are not included as options for customers.  "I'm just wondering why you would place your confidence in a group that seems to be so out of step and seems to take mainstream Christian doctrine and label it as hate?" Gaetz asked Bezos. Here's the full exchange: Bezos: We use the Southern Poverty Law Center data to say which charities are extremist organizations, we also use the US Foreign Asset Office to do the same thing, those two together ... Gaetz: But why? Since they're calling Catholics and these Jewish groups hateful groups, why would you trust them? Bezos: Sir, I'm going to acknowledge this is an imperfect system and ... Gaetz: No doubt. Bezos: And I would like suggestions on better or additional sources for how to ... Gaetz: My suggestion would be a divorce from the SPLC. The SLPC came up again a few minutes later in another line of questioning, and Bezos again implied that Amazon would explore other options besides the SLPC when determining appropriate charitable organizations.  "While I accept what you're saying that the SLPC and US Foreign Asset Office are not perfect, and I would like a better source if I can get it, that is what we use today," Bezos said. While Gaetz described a handful of groups that he sees as promoting "mainstream Christian doctrine," the groups specifically mentioned by Gaetz are described very differently by the SPLC:  Catholic Family Ministries publishes Catholic Family News, which has printed anti-Semitic rhetoric and hosted "Catholic extremists" at its conferences, according to the SPLC. Federation for Federal Immigration Reform, which the SPLC says has ties to white supremacist groups and pushes to "severely limit immigration" into the US. American Family Association, an anti-LGBTQ organization that organizes boycotts against companies that support LGBTQ rights, according to the SPLC. Family Research Council, an anti-LGBTQ group that the SPLC says has campaigned against same-sex marriage. Jewish Defense League, which the SPLC describes as "a violent form of anti-Arab, Jewish nationalism" that has organized terrorist attacks.  While Gaetz cited Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson as being on the SPLC's list of extremist groups, that wasn't quite correct — while the SPLC posted an "extremist file" of Carson in 2014, it later took that page down and apologized to Carson.  Gaetz questioning of Bezos came after more than four hours of questioning from the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee. During the first few portion of the hearing, Bezos was questioned very little by the committee after what appeared to be technical difficulties. In the latter portion of the hearing, Bezos was pressed on a range of topics, including Amazon's treatment of third-party sellers and counterfeit products on the platform. SEE ALSO: Lawmakers question the CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon in historic House investigation Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: We tested a machine that brews beer at the push of a button
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Boston Dynamics' advanced quadruped went on sale in June 2020 for $75,000
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Corning has just introduced the next generation of its popular Gorilla Glass. While you may be expecting it to come as Gorilla Glass 6, that’s ... The post Gorilla Glass Victus unveiled, promises to survive 2m drops appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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On a Monday night broadcast, Fox News host Tucker Carlson falsely accused a New York Times reporter of planning to publish his home address in an upcoming story. In response, people doxxed the Times reporter, Murray Carpenter, tweeting Carpenter's email, website, and home address, and encouraged others to "start showing up" at his house "during the day and night." At the time of the broadcast, The Times had not published the story at the center of Carlson's claims, and the newspaper tweeted a statement in response saying it "does not plan to publish Tucker Carlson's residence, which Carlson was aware of before his broadcast." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A New York Times reporter was doxxed, after Fox News host Tucker Carlson accused the reporter and paper of planning to publish his home address. Carlson claimed in a Monday night broadcast that The Times was "working on a story about where my family and I live." "They hate my politics. They want this show off the air," he claimed during his Monday show. "If one of my children gets hurt because of a story they wrote, they won't consider it collateral damage." At the time of the broadcast, The Times had not published the apparent story at the center of Carlson's claims, and the newspaper tweeted a statement in response saying it "does not plan to publish Tucker Carlson's residence, which Carlson was aware of before his broadcast." During his segment, he recalled previous harassment he received after his home address made it into the public eye, detailing how his wife and two children were threatened by "screaming Antifa lunatics," which prompted him and his family to move. "But The New York Times followed us," Carlson said during the show. "Their story about where we live is slated to run in the paper this week. Editors there know exactly what will happen to my family when it does run." During Monday's show, Carlson listed the individuals involved with the alleged story by name. "How would Murray Carpenter and his photographer, Tristan Spinski, feel if we told you where they live, if we put pictures of their homes on the air?" Carlson asked during the broadcast. "What if we published the home address of every one of the soulless, robot editors at the New York Times, who assigned and managed this incitement of violence against my family?" "We could do that," he continued. "We know who they are." Following the broadcast, Carpenter was doxxed. His email, website, and home address, were published and those on social media encouraged others to "start showing up" at Carpenter's house "during the day and night." "Give him a taste of his own meds!" one Twitter user wrote. Tucker's followers have already doxxed the NYT reporter and are encouraging people to harass him. To recap: Tucker got his followers to do what he falsely accused reporters of doing. pic.twitter.com/OGYPuii2ZP — Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) July 21, 2020 A representative from Fox News did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. Carlson has discussed doxxing on his show before. Following the whistleblower report that prompted the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, the president and his allies pushed to dox the whistleblower, so much so that Trump accused Fox News hosts of lying when they claimed they didn't know the whistleblower's identity. Carlson said during a November broadcast that he would name the whistleblower if he were to confirm their identity, dismissing the potential danger of doxxing them. "His life is in danger? Spare me!" Carlson said during the show. "Try living my life for a week."Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Inside London during COVID-19 lockdown
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Plus: Security tweaks for Microsoft 365 Inspire  Because its customers apparently can't get enough of meetings, Microsoft has added some new Teams capabilities in the form of Standard and Premium Microsoft Teams Rooms.…
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Today, Unihertz launched a new crowdfunding product – Jelly 2. If it collects required funds, it will become the world’s smallest 4G smartphone, which runs ... The post Jelly 2, The World’s Smallest Smartphone Running Android 10 Coming appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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More power and lower energy usage on the horizon
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In the very near future, Netflix will gain access to three films in what they call the “original Jurassic Park trilogy.” This has been disputed by fans who suggest that no such trilogy exists. Despite their protests, the so-called “Jurassic Park trilogy” includes Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World, and Jurassic Park 3. The third Jurassic Park movie … Continue reading
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Taiwanese chip maker, TSMC is currently the largest and most advanced in the world. Two years ago, TSMC produced a 7nm process and will mass-produce a ... The post TSMC to commence 4nm process – plan to mass-produce it in 2022 appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Here are some of the handiest features you should know to get the most out of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order can get tricky at times, but there are plenty of things that can make it easier.
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Staff face being turned away at the border for nation's treatment of Uyghurs The US government announced on Wednesday it will "restrict" the US visas of foreigners working for Huawei and certain other Chinese technology companies.…
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New directive is White House's latest attempt to cut the CDC out of the loop.
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Oppo's 125W Flash Charge is official, along with 65W wireless charging, as well as two portable high-power GaN chargers.
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SoftBank’s Vision Fund has single-handedly changed the game when it comes to tech startup investment.And that’s why I’m excited to announce that SoftBank Vision Fund investment director Carolina Brochado is joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin.Carolina Brochado isn’t a newcomer when it comes to VC investment.She’s worked for years at Atomico in London.After getting her MBA, she joined an e-commerce startup as head of operations.She became a partner at Atomico in 2016 and left the firm late last year.
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Facebook said it will match up to $7 million in donations to U.S. nonprofits made via its fundraisers and donate button on GivingTuesday, which falls on Dec. 3 this year.The social network said 100% of money raised via those tools on Facebook and Instagram goes directly to the organizations.The company revealed in September that over $2 billion had been raised via its fundraising tools since their August 2015 debut.Facebook also introduced a fundraiser sticker for Facebook Stories, enabling people to promote specific nonprofits or personal fundraisers.Business accounts on Instagram now have a donate button, which they can use to raise money directly via those profiles.Gaming content creators on Facebook can now raise money for their favorite charities during their livestreams, and more details on this initiative are available here.
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Whether or not you enjoy cleaning, it is safe to assume that nobody really wants to live in a messy home.If you are facing time constraints or just lack the energy, you can now tick vacuuming off the to-do list by getting an automated clean with a robot vacuum.There are countless options available but if you’re looking for something particularly advanced with the ability to self-empty the dirt bin, you can score the iRobot Roomba i7+ and Shark IQ R101AE for a lot less on Amazon.The iRobot Roomba i7+ has consistently been featured as our Editor’s Pick for being the best robot vacuum overall with a near-perfect 4-star rating in our review to back it up.While we cherish the company of our furry friends, managing their shedding could be too tedious even with regular grooming.It effectively loosens, lifts, and sucks away small to large debris while its cleaning head automatically adjusts to keep close contact with the surface.
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En containerlösning som ska minska utsläpp – och öka pålitligheten.Nu tänker Maersk installera 600 kWh batterier ombord på skeppet Cape Town."Vi ska testa och utveckla lågutsläppslösningar på vår väg att bli koldioxidneutrala 2050", säger Søren Toft på bolaget.Det är fortfarande ett bra tag till dess att större skepp blir helt elektrifierade.Men det börjar röra på sig.Nu avslöjar rederiet Maersk att de börjar testa olika marinbatterisystem för att öka effektiviteten ombord.
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All those who do financial transactions using the fingerprint authentication on their phones should know it’s not the most secure way to protect their data.At least, it wasn’t the safest method for the Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series handsets.But seems it’s not a problem anymore.What Happened To Samsung Galaxy S10/Note 10 In Real?Particularly, the ‘Sun’ reported that after a British couple installed a third-party silicone shell on their devices, anyone’s fingerprint could unlock their phones.Agree, this is a huge security breach, especially for financial transactions.
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The sophomore episode of the new Philip Pullman adaptation continues to raise the stakes, with Lyra on a mission to find Roger and snuff out the truth about Mrs. Coulter.Through all the conspiracies, investigations, and ultimate betrayals, His Dark Materials also includes a major departure from the books – one that might be the smartest choice the series ever makes.As much as Mrs. Coulter promises she has her “best men” searching for Roger, it becomes clear that she has no interest in finding him or helping her young assistant.The one thing Mrs. Coulter values above everything else is control, and you can see it in everything she does.How she suggests Lyra change her hairstyle while giving her a bath, or the way she gently tucks her keys into her bra during Father MacPhail’s visit.Wilson embodies the spirit of Mrs. Coulter with every look, movement, and gesture – a woman who has tricked herself into believing she’s composed and in control, when in truth she’s a forest, always one careless campfire away from bursting into flames.
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Each year, anywhere from a few hundred to tens of thousands of deaths are attributed to the catastrophic effects of major earthquakes.Apart from ground shaking, earthquake hazards include landslides, dam ruptures, flooding, and worse--if the sea floor is suddenly displaced during an earthquake, it can trigger a deadly tsunami.Although earthquakes can't be prevented, processes involving the Earth's tectonic plates that make up its crust and upper mantle can provide scientists with clues about the possible effects of these impending disasters before they arrive.A team led by professor Tsuyoshi Ichimura at the Earthquake Research Institute (ERI) at the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) is studying the deformation of tectonic plates to aid physics-based forecasting of natural disasters such as earthquakes.At this boundary--called the Cascadia Subduction Zone--the coastal Explorer, Juan de Fuca, and Gorda plates move east and shift underneath the North American Plate, a process known as subduction that can trigger large-magnitude earthquakes and volcanic activity.The team recently extended and optimized one of its scientific codes for the world's most powerful and smartest supercomputer for open science, the IBM AC922 Summit at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility located at DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
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On November 12, 2019, Facebook announced Facebook Pay, a payment method common to all applications in the group: Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram.“People are already using payments via our apps.Developed in partnership with Paypal and Stripe, the service aims above all to harmonize the various payment tools of the social networks of Mark Zuckerberg’s group.the company states that Facebook Pay has nothing to do with Libra, its cryptocurrency project.“Add your preferred payment method once, then use Facebook Pay to make payments and purchases on our apps” explains the company.Not surprisingly, Facebook has put several safeguards in place to appease the fears of users.
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