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Isaias weakens but expected to strengthen as nears Florida

Isaias weakens but expected to strengthen as nears Florida Florida residents rushed to stock up on essentials as Isaias - the ninth named storm of the Atlantic season - began to be felt on the southeastern coast. In its latest weather bulletin, the NHC said that a hurricane warning is in effect for the northwestern Bahamas and some parts of Florida. The storm is moving northwest at 9 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

You can now watch things faster or slower on Netflix

You can now watch things faster or slower on Netflix The company is also set to begin testing on iOS devices and the web version of the app, but there's no testing phase set for Netflix's TV app. Those are slightly fewer options than YouTube, which allows people to slow all the way down to 0.25x speeds, and speed up by twice the normal playback speed. [Full Article...]

U.S. astronauts to return to Earth in rare splashdown on SpaceX capsule

U.S. astronauts to return to Earth in rare splashdown on SpaceX capsule But NASA is following the progression of Isaias, a category one hurricane, which was heading for Florida on Saturday after pummeling the Bahamas with heavy rain. The first phase of the astronauts' return journey, undocking, calls for them to enter the Crew Dragon, after which the spaceship should retract the hooks that connect it to the ISS. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Shutting Down Cortana App for iOS and Android

Microsoft Shutting Down Cortana App for iOS and Android Harman Kardon Invoke speakers will lose support for Cortana in January 2021. Here's where Microsoft is killing Cortana. But owners will still be able to access some Cortana skills. Presumably this is to stop people from grabbing a bunch of unused Invoke devices to earn gift cards. In addition, Microsoft will no longer offer Cortana as a built-in voice assistant on the original Surface Headphon... [Full Article...]

Florida tops 87,000 jobless claims last week

Florida tops 87,000 jobless claims last week The new report also showed that the four-week moving average, a method to iron out data volatility, increased by 6,500 to 1.37 million. As Republican and Democratic lawmakers continue to debate the extension of the extra 600 dollars unemployment benefits, which are set to expire Friday, House said the "stakes are high" with more than 30 million workers collecting unemployment insurance. [Full Article...]

Why some VPN services are removing their Hong Kong servers

Why some VPN services are removing their Hong Kong servers The leak also allegedly included connection logs, payment info, addresses, plain text passwords, and website activity. "Hong Kong-based VPN provider UFO VPN exposed a database of user logs and API access records on the web without a password or any other authentication required to access it". [Full Article...]

Google upgrades Chrome's Autofill experience with biometrics and more

Google upgrades Chrome's Autofill experience with biometrics and more Chrome has always required users to enter the 3-digit CVC for credit card confirmation. If you've ever bought something through the browser on your Android phone, you know that Chrome always asks you to enter the CVC code from your credit card to ensure that it's really you - even if you have the credit card number stored on your phone. [Full Article...]

B.C. officials silent on rollout of contact notification app

B.C. officials silent on rollout of contact notification app The app uses strong measures to help protect the privacy and confidentiality of its users and any data it collects. COVID Alert does not use Global Positioning System or track your location. And if you have been in contact with anyone who tested positive, you will also be notified. A step-by-step guide shows how COVID Alert works and what users can expect when it comes to finding out whe... [Full Article...]


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