Best Mobile VPN of 2024

[ad_1] There are hundreds of VPNs available, and with so many of them offering mobile apps, it can be difficult to choose the right solution for your iOS or Android phone or tablet. Based our extensive research and hands-on testing of VPNs over the years, these are the factors to look out for when choosing … Read more

Why the Cost of Biden’s Climate Law Keeps Going Up

[ad_1] The estimated price tag for President Biden’s clean-energy and climate agenda has effectively doubled since the Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law a year and a half ago. Nearly all of the increase is attributable to forecasters’ belief that the law will be more popular than they had originally expected, in part because … Read more

Here are my favorite Vision Pro apps (so far)

[ad_1] Since Apple launched the Vision Pro last Friday, I’ve been hammering home the importance of immersive content. This isn’t a radical suggestion by any means. At this point we’re all keenly aware that hardware platforms live and die by content offerings. Remember all the way back, for a moment, to the end of 2014. … Read more

U.S. bans robocalls using AI-powered voice-cloning tech

[ad_1] Robocalls made with AI-powered voice-cloning technology have been banned by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in a bid to reduce fraud and election-related misinformation. The new ruling gives state attorneys general the relevant powers to take action against those behind calls using AI voice-cloning technology. In a release shared on Thursday, the FCC said … Read more

Covered California extended deadline is Friday at midnight

[ad_1] The window to sign up for health insurance through California’s state marketplace, Covered California, ends Friday at midnight. The window for new customers was originally slated to close on Jan. 31, but the state exchange said that it decided to extend the deadline to Feb. 9 given the large volume of demand and a … Read more

Experts Called in After Student Exams Found to Contain Multiple Errorsthedigitalchaps

[ad_1] Some students were asked to sign a confidentiality agreement after multiple errors were found in last year’s VCE exams. Subject experts will be brought in to draft Victoria’s VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) exams after multiple mistakes by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) in last year’s final Year 12 tests. Multiple typographical … Read more

Drive Impressions of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N

[ad_1] One of the great opportunities at this weekend’s Electrify Everything Show in Sydney is the ability to get behind the wheel of EVs, including some that are not yet on the road. Hyundai have a big presence at the show, including as many as 20 drivable EVs. This morning I jumped at the opportunity … Read more

CodeSignal launches a learning platform with an AI-powered guide

[ad_1] Technical assessment company CodeSignal, which counts Index Ventures and Menlo Ventures as backers, is launching a learning platform called CodeSignal Learn. The new platform, aimed at audiences wanting to learn technical subjects, also has an AI-powered bot called Cosmo, which helps users with learning. The company said that there are hundreds of courses available … Read more

New York Gov. Hochul Condemns Curtis Sliwa After Guardian Angels Bust ‘Migrant’ On Fox Newsthedigitalchaps

[ad_1] Topline Curtis Sliwa, the former Republican candidate for Mayor of New York, is facing criticism from Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) after his vigilante safety patrol, the Guardian Angels, detained and headlocked a man they claimed was a migrant and shoplifting suspect—who the police now say was neither. The “migrant” was later identified as a … Read more

‘It’s a family’s dream’ gamers say as makers of Fortnite launch huge £1.2billion collab with iconic film & TV universe

[ad_1] FORTNITE is set to launch an epic £1.2billion collaboration with an iconic film and TV universe – and gamers are hailing it “a family’s dream”. Fans were in awe following the announcement and dubbed the creative partnership with Disney “huge”, “wild” and “impressive” as it offers the possibilities of an entire new gaming world. … Read more

Nvidia just fixed a major issue with its GPUs

[ad_1] Jacob Roach / Digital Trends If you’ve been unhappy with the performance of your graphics card lately, you might want to check out Nvidia’s latest beta driver. This is a hotfix driver, which is pretty unusual for Nvidia, but it can be helpful if you’ve been dealing with micro-stuttering, both in games and on … Read more

Britney Spears Claimed She Made Out With Ben Affleckthedigitalchaps

[ad_1] Britney Spears Claimed She Made Out With Ben Affleck On Wednesday, Britney took to Instagram to share a throwback picture of herself, Ben, and Diane Warren — revealing in the caption that she and Ben apparently “made out” the night it was taken. “Cool pic of me and Ben Affleck and Diane Warren years … Read more

Ancient ‘shark graveyard’ found inside Mammoth Cave with teeth from 12ft beasts that look like ‘they came out yesterday’

[ad_1] AN ANCIENT “shark graveyard” has been found inside a cave system in the United States. The sharks would’ve lived around 325 million years ago in an “ancient seaway” that has been lost to time. 2 The sharks roamed a lost seaway hundreds of millions of years agoCredit: NPS / Benji Paynose Two shark fossils … Read more

CIO interview: Sandy Venugopal, SentinelOne

[ad_1] Prior to joining SentinelOne last year, Sandy Venugopal was one of its customers. She was previously CIO at Uber, and before that, was CIO at LinkedIn. Having worked at two companies that are regarded as industry disruptors in the business-to-consumer space, Venugopal is now working at a tech firm that operates in the business-to-business … Read more

Why Super Micro Computer,, Taiwan Semiconductor, and Other Artificial Intelligence (AI) Stocks Rallied on Thursday

[ad_1] The drama of earnings season continued on Thursday as investors digested the latest financial reports and what they mean in terms of the ongoing economic recovery. Investors have been sitting on the edge of their seats waiting to learn if the accelerating adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), which began in earnest last year, will … Read more

‘Your car drives itself into a ditch’ cyber-expert warns about ‘hallucinations’ created by hijackers while on road

[ad_1] MALICIOUS tech has been uncovered by researchers and it could sent self-driving cars veering off course. It’s called the MadRadar hack and it can bypass self-driving car cybersecurity software and leave the vehicle hallucinating. 1 Modern car with the future technology of self-driving and safety technology.Credit: Getty This is particularly dangerous because a self-driving … Read more

F.C.C. Bans A.I.-Generated Robocalls – The New York Times

[ad_1] The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday outlawed unwanted robocalls generated by artificial intelligence, amid growing concerns over election disinformation and consumer fraud facilitated by the technology. The unanimous decision by the F.C.C. cited a three-decade-old law aimed at curbing junk phone calls, clarifying that A.I.-generated spam calls are also illegal. By doing so, the … Read more

How to delete apps on an Apple TV

[ad_1] Apple TV is easily one of the best streaming devices you can get, hands down. It’s a gateway to all your streaming services like Netflix and Disney+, and it can be used for gaming, fitness, music streaming, and other fun and helpful apps. But therein lies the problem — there’s almost too much to … Read more

The First New Oscar in More Than 20 Years Goes to Casting Directors

[ad_1] The Academy Awards is introducing an Oscar for casting, the ceremony’s governing organization announced Thursday, making it the first new category in more than 20 years. Casting directors have been pushing for the category for decades, arguing that their work is critical to the success of a film, but the Academy of Motion Picture … Read more

Microsoft reportedly in discussions with CISPE to remedy ‘unfair’ cloud software licensing practices

[ad_1] Microsoft has reportedly opened discussions with the Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe (CISPE) trade body with a view to resolving concerns about how customers that run the tech giant’s online productivity tools on its competitors’ public clouds are charged. CISPE confirmed the move in a statement that said the two entities have opened … Read more

Gruesome details revealed in opening statements of Adam Montgomery murder trialthedigitalchaps

[ad_1] Adam Montgomery murder trial gets underway with gruesome opening statements Adam Montgomery murder trial gets underway with gruesome opening statements 01:57 MANCHESTER, N.H. – The prosecution presented gruesome details Thursday during opening statements in the murder trial of Adam Montgomery, who is accused of killing his 5-year-old daughter Harmony in New Hampshire and moving … Read more

Treasury minister appears to struggle with questions on rising debt

[ad_1] A Treasury minister appeared to struggle with questions over the rise in debt as a share of GDP as she defended the Government’s tax-cutting ambitions. Laura Trott said she had “different figures” when she was presented with the latest official projections from the spending watchdog which suggest an increase over the next five years. … Read more

Federated Data Lakes Could Make Sense of Enterprise Data ‘Mess’ to Power AI

[ad_1] Image: Zetaris Australian organisations have tried hard to bring data together in recent decades. They have moved from data marts, which contained information specific to business units, to data warehouses, data lakes and now lakehouses, which contain structured and unstructured data. However, the concept of the federated lakehouse could now be winning the day. … Read more

Affirm Stock Today: Why AFRM Is A Buy Now

[ad_1] When it comes to investing in fintech companies and the financing concept of BNPL — buy now, pay later — Affirm (AFRM) comes to top of mind. X Plus, Affirm stock made more than a nifty comeback in 2023. In 2024 so far, thanks to a timely rebound this week with quarterly earnings results … Read more

Tucker Carlson has staked his legacy on Putin – he doesn’t know who he’s dealing with, warns ex-BBC Moscow reporterthedigitalchaps

[ad_1] TUCKER Carlson has staked his legacy on one interview with Vladimir Putin but doesn’t know how dangerous he is, the BBC’s former Moscow correspondent has warned. Dr James Rodgers told The Sun that “history will judge” the controversial TV pundit who is unlikely to extract any “truth” from the lying despot. 8 James Rodgers … Read more

Top women’s clubs approve £20m Premier League loan | Business News

[ad_1] The Premier League is to inject £20m into elite women’s football as part of a deal to accelerate the sport’s commercial development. Sky News has learnt that Women’s Super League (WSL) and Championship clubs approved the financing at a meeting on Wednesday, following parallel talks with the Football Association about a similar debt package … Read more

Why open data is needed in the battle to address homelessness

[ad_1] During February’s State of Open Con 24 London conference, delegates were given a real-world example of the importance of opening up data to tackle the issue of homelessness. The panel discussion, chaired by the Open Data Institute’s (ODI) global head of policy, Resham Kotecha, explored the challenges a London local authority and a charity … Read more

Dollar Slips As Market Awaits Data For Directionthedigitalchaps

[ad_1] By Herbert Lash and Joice Alves NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar slid further on Wednesday as it consolidates a bounce in recent days from surprisingly strong U.S. economic data and pushback from Federal Reserve officials on market expectations of imminent interest rate cuts. The dollar eased from a nearly three-month high against the … Read more

CBI tells Hunt to focus on green investment instead of tax cuts in budget

[ad_1] Rain Newton-Smith, director-general of the CBI, said the government should increase spending on green targets to £50bn a year by 2030.Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA A leading business lobby group has urged Jeremy Hunt to resist calls for large-scale tax cuts in his budget next month, saying the government needs to avoid “short-termism” and devote spending … Read more

‘It’s time to cancel’ Disney+ viewers say as streaming giant announces major change coming in months with an extra FEE

[ad_1] DISNEY+ has announced its password sharing crackdown will hit years this summer. The House of Mouse is following in the footsteps of Netflix who managed to turnaround their fortunes with a similar tactic last year. 1 Disney will charge a fee for any extra usersCredit: Getty Bosses have revealed that users “suspected of improper … Read more

Podcasters can now upload their RSS feed to YouTube

[ad_1] Podcast creators can now submit their RSS feed to YouTube and YouTube Music, the company revealed in a video uploaded to its Creator Insider channel. It was previously announced in August that support was coming for RSS feeds. The functionality was available as an invite-only beta test last year. The move to embrace RSS … Read more

How Do You Choose The Right Resistor For Your Circuit?thedigitalchaps

[ad_1] Introduction As one type of passive electrical component, resistors do something very simple but very important: they stop the flow of an electric current. Have you ever seen an LED shine? That was possible because of the reliable resistor. Putting a resistor in front of an LED in a circuit lets all the lights … Read more

The pressure on NYCB isn’t letting up

[ad_1] Investors applied more pressure on the stock of New York Community Bank (NYCB) Thursday despite the lender’s efforts to shore up confidence. The stock fell 7% at Thursday’s open, retracing the rebound it experienced Wednesday after the bank shared a financial update, announced the appointment of a new executive chairman, Alessandro “Sandro” DiNello, and … Read more

5 movies you should watch on The Criterion Channel in February

[ad_1] The Criterion Collection and Janus Films’ meticulously crafted library of more than 1,500 movies is now available to stream on the Criterion Channel, alongside other handpicked titles from Hollywood and beyond. The independent streaming service is a cinephile’s dream come true, featuring a fantastic mix of beloved classics, underrated indie flicks, and must-see contemporary … Read more

Minimum alcohol unit price to increase by 30% in Scotland after rise in related deaths last year | UK News

[ad_1] The minimum price for alcohol in Scotland is to increase by 30% under refreshed plans to tackle deaths and hospital admissions.  After a raft of legal challenges were defeated, the Scottish government introduced a world-first policy in 2018 banning retailers from selling alcohol below 50p per unit. At Holyrood on Thursday, Deputy First Minister … Read more

Swedish CIO contributes best practices for ethical use of artificial intelligence

[ad_1] OpenAI writes on its website: “The amount of compute used in the largest AI [artificial intelligence] training runs has been increasing exponentially with a 3.4-month doubling time (by comparison, Moore’s Law had a two-year doubling period).” According to OpenAI, this growth amounts to 300,000-times more computing power required today as opposed to 2012, … Read more

Transak Expands Into Hong Kong To Support Development & Growth Of APAC’s Nascent Digital Asset Ecosystem

[ad_1] Miami, Florida, February 8th, 2024, Chainwire Transak, the leading Web3 payments and onboarding solution, announces its strategic expansion into the Asia Pacific (APAC) region with the establishment of an official entity in Hong Kong. Following a successful Series-A funding round mid-2023, led by prominent investors including Animoca Brands, Transak aims to leverage Hong Kong’s … Read more

Biden Says He Spoke to a SECOND Dead European Statesmanthedigitalchaps

[ad_1] President Joe Biden on Wednesday made the surprising claim that he’d had a conversation with former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl that—given when it supposedly took place—could only have happened through a ouija board. The Democrat said he spoke with Kohl, who died in 2017, at a 2021 meeting of G7 leaders in the U.K. … Read more

Diversity champion to replace Coutts chief who debanked Farage

[ad_1] Ms Crystal will become chief executive of NatWest’s wealth management division, which includes Coutts, later this summer – TippinPoint NatWest has hired a sustainability banker and diversity champion to run its private bank Coutts after its chief executive was ousted in the aftermath of the Nigel Farage debanking scandal. Emma Crystal, who is currently … Read more