HSBC and Google Cloud partner up for climate tech startup growth push

[ad_1] Google is teaming up with HSBC to make it easier for climate tech companies that run their infrastructure on the internet search giant’s cloud platform to access financial support. The partnership will see members of the Google Cloud Ready – Sustainability (GCR-Sustainability) programme offered access to HSBC’s climate tech-focused finance team, as part of … Read more

S&P 500 closes above 5,000 for first time as US inflation cools

[ad_1] Stocks have also been lifted by a robust earnings season and a blockbuster jobs report.Photograph: Ray Warren NYC/Alamy US stock markets hit another historic high on Friday, with the S&P 500 closing above 5,000 for the first time. The broad-based index of the largest and best-known listed companies has been driven higher by a … Read more

Influencer dumps girlfriend after discovering she is Gaye Newland – the ex-public schoolgirl who used a £20 fake penis and a blindfold to dupe her lover into believing she was having sex with a manthedigitalchaps

[ad_1] A TikTok and Instagram influencer with two young children has told of her horror after discovering the woman she had begun dating is a convicted sex offender. Ashleigh Huish, 35, who revels in her plus size body, has 440,000 followers on her @ashslifestories Instagram and 1.3m on TikTok. She had started dating a new … Read more

What is IFTTT and how can you use it in your smart home?

[ad_1] If you’ve spent any time shopping for smart home gadgets, you’ve probably noticed that many are built with support for Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Home. These are smart home platforms, and they let you access all your devices through a single app or interface. You’ve probably also noticed support for something known … Read more

Times Square shooter who wounded tourist identified as teen migrant | US Newsthedigitalchaps

[ad_1] Jesus Alejandro Rivas-Figueroa has been identified as a person of interest in a Times Square shooting on Thursday night (Pictures: New York Police Department) A shooter wanted for injuring a tourist at a Times Square sporting goods store has been identified as a 15-year-old migrant from Venezuela who is ‘armed and dangerous’. Jesus Alejandro Rivas-Figueroa was named as … Read more

Google Joins Effort to Help Spot Content Made With A.I.

[ad_1] Google, whose work in artificial intelligence helped make A.I.-generated content far easier to create and spread, now wants to ensure that such content is traceable as well. The tech giant said on Thursday that it was joining an effort to develop credentials for digital content, a sort of “nutrition label” that identifies when and … Read more

Amazon defends facial-recognition tech sale to FBI despite moratorium

[ad_1] Amazon claims the FBI’s use of its Rekognition image and video analysis software does not violate its mortarium on sales of facial-recognition technology to US law enforcement agencies, because it only ever applied to police forces when conducting criminal investigations. Along with Microsoft and IBM, Amazon imposed a one-year moratorium on police use of … Read more

Harvard to Host Anti-Semite Palestinian Professor as It Undergoes Congressional Investigation for Being Anti-Jewishthedigitalchaps

[ad_1] The Boston Ivy League college’s Kennedy School is slated to host Dalal Saeb Iriqat, an associate professor at the Arab American University in Palestine. Harvard University, which is mired in controversy over a congressional investigation into allegations of extreme anti-Semitism on campus, will be hosting a Palestinian professor on its campus that referred to … Read more

Staggering Rise in Catheter Bills Suggests Medicare Scam

[ad_1] Linda Hennis was checking her Medicare statement in January when she noticed something strange: It said a company she had never heard of had been paid about $12,000 for sending her 2,000 urinary catheters. But she had never needed, or received, any catheters. Ms. Hennis, a retired nurse who lives in a suburb of … Read more

‘I should have listened’ say iPhone owners warning to never ignore pop-up that means you’re in physical danger

[ad_1] THERE’S an iPhone pop-up alert that you should never turn off – and certainly don’t ignore. In fact it’s so important for your health that some users are physically unable to turn it off. 2 Watch out for these notifications – they’re extremely importantCredit: Support.Apple Your iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch all have a … Read more

Instagram and Threads will no longer ‘proactively’ recommend political content

[ad_1] Meta doesn’t want its new app Threads to become another Twitter, full of heated political debates and the resulting toxicity that entails. In an announcement today, the company detailed how it will approach the recommendation of political content across both Instagram and its sister app, Threads, a competitor to Elon Musk’s X. In short, … Read more

Iceland Volcano Erupts Again After Months Of Flare-Ups—Damaging Infrastructure (Photos)thedigitalchaps

[ad_1] Topline A volcano on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula is erupting again, damaging water and electric infrastructure on the region just south of the nation’s capital, after previous eruptions in December and January forced residents of the small town of Grindavik to evacuate. A state of emergency was declared after some towns on the Reyjanes Peninsula … Read more

PayPal Stock Investors Should Know This Before Selling

[ad_1] In this video, I will share my thoughts on PayPal‘s (NASDAQ: PYPL) fourth-quarter earnings report and the disaster that was the earnings call. I will also explain why I still believe this is one of the best risk-reward opportunities in the market. *Stock prices used were from the trading day of Feb. 8, 2024. … Read more

Google’s new Gemini AI app is rolling out to millions of phones – check your model for free upgrade

[ad_1] GOOGLE’S new Gemini app has now popped up on the Google Play store. Gemini is Google’s latest artificial intelligence chatbot, effectively replacing its Bard chatbot. 1 Google’s Gemini app is now available for millions of Android devicesCredit: Rex The tech giant describes the AI software as its “largest and most capable AI model” yet. … Read more

Best Mutual Funds Invest Billions In This Unexpected List Of 7 Magnificent Stocks Including Nvidiathedigitalchaps

[ad_1] With Nvidia (NVDA), Microsoft (MSFT), Meta Platforms (META) and the other Magnificent Seven stocks now accounting for around half of the total market capitalization of the Nasdaq, it’s no wonder these titans of tech remain the wonders of Wall Street. But this month’s list of new buys by the best mutual funds reveals a … Read more

Greater Manchester: Two men arrested after boy, 17, dies in ‘workplace accident’ on Bury industrial estate | UK News

[ad_1] Two men have been arrested after a 17-year-old boy died in a “workplace accident” on an industrial estate. A joint investigation has been launched by police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to establish the circumstances that led to the tragedy in Bury, Greater Manchester. Officers were called to Tile Street in the … Read more

Infoblox says IT Pros Are Missing This Mega-Threat From Organised Global Cyber Criminals

[ad_1] High volumes of malware and other malicious content are being delivered to networks in APAC, Australia, New Zealand and across the globe as a result of a set of large-scale malicious cybercriminal partnerships led by the largely secret yet insidious threat actor, VexTrio. Renée Burton, head of threat intelligence at Infoblox and a former … Read more

iOS 17.3.1: What This Update Fixes on Your iPhone

[ad_1] Apple released iOS 17.3.1 on Thursday, about two weeks after the release of iOS 17.3. While the previous update brought new features, like Stolen Device Protection, to your iPhone, iOS 17.3.1 appears to be minor update that just patches a typing bug. To download the update, go to Settings > General > Software Update, … Read more

SEC reveals 2022-23 revenue distribution, with each school averaging $51.3Mthedigitalchaps

[ad_1] The Southeastern Conference is doing quite well.  SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced Thursday that the SEC distributed $741 million to its 14 schools from the 2022-23 fiscal year.  SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey speaks during Day One of 2023 SEC Media Days at Grand Hyatt Nashville on July 17, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Johnnie Izquierdo/Getty … Read more

IBM Reopens Its Frozen Pension Plan, Saving the Company Millions

[ad_1] Traditional pension plans haven’t come back. But the news from IBM might lead you to think so. Last month, IBM thawed out a defined benefit pension plan that it had froze more than 15 years ago. The company has also stopped making contributions into employee 401(k) accounts. These moves are startling, because, on the … Read more

The Friar Who Became the Vatican’s Go-To Guy on A.I.

[ad_1] Before dawn, Paolo Benanti climbed to the bell tower of his 16th-century monastery, admired the sunrise over the ruins of the Roman forum and reflected on a world in flux. “It was a wonderful meditation on what is going on inside,” he said, stepping onto the street in his friar robe. “And outside too.” … Read more

Super Bowl Sunday (Taylor’s Version): How Swifties are celebratingthedigitalchaps

[ad_1] Footballs bedazzled with glitter. Friendship bracelets that spell out Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s names. Drinks and snacks inspired by popular Swift songs. Welcome to Super Bowl Sunday (Taylor’s Version) — a crossover celebration event that’s bringing people with a love for the NFL, Swift, or both together on football’s biggest day. Swift’s public … Read more

Strategies For Optimizing Business Tax Liabilities

[ad_1] Introduction In the intricate web of business operations, tax planning emerges as a crucial thread that, when woven strategically, can significantly impact a company’s financial health. Entrepreneurs and business owners often grapple with the complexities of tax liabilities, seeking ways to navigate the terrain effectively while remaining compliant with legal obligations. In this comprehensive … Read more

Micro-workout benefits and expert tips on how to to get started in just 20 secondsthedigitalchaps

[ad_1] No time to work out? Micro-workouts can help change that. Fitting an hour of exercise into your busy day can feel impossible, but proponents of micro-workouts say they offer a way to get exercise in more approachable chunks. Micro-workouts are a “relatively small commitment in time and intensity for a relatively big payoff,” explains … Read more

Does Technology Rule Our Sex and Dating Lives?

[ad_1] While the pitch for products like Lovense and WeVibe, another popular brand of remote controlled vibrators and stimulation rings, might seem self-evident — to create pleasure — much of the latest sex tech often has a loftier goal in mind. Make Love Not Porn, a user-generated social sex platform, aims to eradicate the unrealistic … Read more

Delhi court grants interim bail to ex-Bihar CM Rabri Devi, daughters in land-for-job scam casethedigitalchaps

[ad_1] Rabri Devi.Creative Commons A Delhi court on Friday granted interim bail to former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s wife Rabri Devi and her daughters — Misa Bharti and Hema Yadav — till February 28 in a money laundering case pertaining to the alleged land-for-job scam matter. Special Judge Vishal Gogne … Read more

2 Tech Stocks to Buy Instead

[ad_1] Technology stocks are having a great few months as investors regain confidence in this sector thanks to new catalysts such as artificial intelligence (AI). This goes part way to explaining why the tech-laden Nasdaq-100 Technology Sector index is up a solid 45% in the past year. Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) played a central role in … Read more

Diebold Nixdorf Wins Global Banking & Finance Awards® Best Banking Technology Solutions Provider Europe 2024 and Excellence in Innovation Banking Technology Solutions Provider Europe 2024  

[ad_1] LONDON, UK and HUDSON, Ohio — Diebold Nixdorf, a world leader in automating, digitizing and transforming the way people bank and shop, recently was named Best Banking Technology Solutions Provider Europe 2024 by Global Banking & Finance Review®. Recognizing the company’s leadership and significant contributions to the evolving technology sector, this marks the fourth … Read more

Contrino Consulting: A Beacon of Custom Financial Services in Formby’s Business Community

[ad_1] Formby’s business community is now enriched by the launch of Contrino Consulting, a family-led firm dedicated to providing tailored financial services. This significant opening is a landmark event, positioning Contrino Consulting as a crucial ally for businesses in Formby and surrounding areas. The consultancy, led by the financial experts Angelo and Gemma Contrino, with … Read more

How to use Google’s Gemini AI app on your Android phone

[ad_1] Google’s collaboration AI tool, Bard, has changed its name and is now known as Gemini. The tool is also now available as an app on the Google Play Store, meaning it’s easier than ever to chat with Google’s AI assistant on your Android phone. If you’re interested in using Gemini on your Android phone, … Read more

Equinor Trims Cash Payouts, Share Price Drops 7%thedigitalchaps

[ad_1] By Nerijus Adomaitis and Nora Buli LONDON (Reuters) – Equinor said on Wednesday it would cut its overall cash returns to shareholders this year by $3 billion, sending its shares down 7% even after it posted a slightly smaller-than-expected drop in operating profit for the final quarter of 2023. By contrast, rivals including BP, … Read more

British Airways to restart Israel flights from April | Business News

[ad_1] British Airways (BA) has revealed plans to resume flights to and from Israel, beginning in April. The airline, which suspended services to Tel Aviv in October amid the growing hostilities between Israel and Hamas, said it was aiming to launch four return services per week from 1 April. A statement said: “We’ve taken the … Read more

Europe carves out niche in quantum computing

[ad_1] While quantum computers will never be used to perform mundane tasks, such as word processing or accounting, they will be able to solve certain problems that cannot be solved within a reasonable amount of time by conventional machines. A small number of those problems are so important that most countries in the industrial world … Read more

Choosing Between a Heat Pump or a Furnace?thedigitalchaps

[ad_1] Heat pump v. furnace El dorado Hills CA A heating system replacement or upgrade used to involve just deciding which furnace one would have in a home or with an HVAC package. Today, however, there are more choices thanks to improving technology. And that brings up the comparison of a heat pump versus a … Read more

Tucker Carlson Urges Putin to Release American Journalist

[ad_1] In an interview released on Thursday, Tucker Carlson urged President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia to release an American reporter for The Wall Street Journal who has been held in a notorious Moscow prison for nearly a year. Mr. Carlson’s appeal on behalf of the reporter, Evan Gershkovich, was only the second time that … Read more

Saturn’s moon that ‘looks like Death Star’ has underground ocean that may hide alien life, scientists suggest

[ad_1] ASTRONOMERS have uncovered that one of Saturn’s smallest moons may harbor a liquid ocean. Dubbed Mimas, the Saturnian moon features a heavily cratered surface resembling Star Wars’s Death Star. 1 The presence of liquid water could make Mimas potentially habitableCredit: PA More notable than its look, however, is that it might possess an ocean … Read more

Shares seen steady, high-street lender buys Tesco Bank

[ad_1] FTSE 100 Live (Evening Standard) London’s long-awaited run of dealmaking action continued today when Tesco unveiled the sale of its banking operations to Barclays. This week has already seen a proposed tie-up between Barratt Developments and Redrow and DS Smith disclose takeover interest from packaging rival Mondi. In the latest sign of an upturn … Read more

Pioneering Patient Care with Smart Technology at Medicana Health Group

[ad_1] In the heart of Türkiye, Medicana Health Group stands out as a pioneer in patient care, anchored in a profound commitment to understand and fulfill patient needs through the integration of smart technologies. This strategic approach ensures that every patient receives a personalised and well-coordinated care experience. In a world where technological innovation and … Read more

Hershey faces high cocoa prices and low popcorn demandthedigitalchaps

[ad_1] Hershey CEO Michele Buck opened up the company’s earnings call (pdf) Thursday (Feb. 8) by talking about “historic” cocoa prices. Thanks to speculators taking advantage of back-to-back West African rains and droughts, a metric ton of the brown stuff costs more than $5,400 for one contract traded out of New York, more than double … Read more

2 Catalysts That Could Power Shares to $250

[ad_1] Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock has been really struggling to break through to a new all-time high. Undoubtedly, Apple seems to have been outshined by its peers in the Magnificent Seven, but there exist catalysts that could help power a much-awaited rally, perhaps to the Street-high price target of $250 per share. Indeed, Apple stock seems … Read more

PlayStation players can’t believe shocking price on console’s best exclusive with a 92 rating

[ad_1] PLAYSTATION is currently holding its Critics’ Choice Sale, with huge discounts on a number of highly-rated games. Most of the games in the sale are selling well below their usual price, and have excellent critics and player ratings. 1 Bloodborne is one of PlayStation’s most popular gamesCredit: FromSoftware Bloodborne is considered one of the … Read more

Government reaffirms commitment to hold off on AI laws

[ad_1] The UK government has reaffirmed its commitment to not bring forward legislation to regulate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) until absolutely necessary, as the tech industry welcomed this approach for striking the right balance between safety and innovation. Following the publication of its AI whitepaper in March 2023, the UK government opened a … Read more

Heaters being sold on TikTok and Temu ‘could explode’, watchdog says | UK News

[ad_1] ​​​​​​​Electric heaters that could explode, cause electric shocks or start house fires are being sold on TikTok and Temu, consumer group Which? has warned. The watchdog bought and tested eight heaters costing as little as £7.20 from TikTok Shop and Temu, finding that six were unsafe. Testing found the £7.20 XH-1201 1200W portable electric … Read more

‘Without it you’re stuck’ warns Amazon Fire TV Stick owner praised for flagging trick to stop ‘annoying sleep mode’

[ad_1] AMAZON Fire TV Stick users have expressed frustration over a screensaver feature that affects everyone. The problem was shared on a popular Reddit forum called r/fireTV. 1 Amazon Fire TV Stick users have revealed frustration over a screensaver featureCredit: Getty It was revealed after one frustrated user started a Reddit thread complaining that they’re … Read more