Google makes most of its money by selling ads based on information it collects about its billions of users’ interests and whereabouts. Privacy watchdogs feared it might exploit Fitbit to peer even deeper into people’s lives.
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UK WATCHDOG EXAMINES APPLE-GOOGLE MOBILE SYSTEM CONTROL
U.K. competition regulators are looking into Apple and Google smartphone operating systems, app stores and browsers, over concern that the control of “mobile ecosystems” by the two tech giants is harming consumers.
UTILITY'S GREEN ENERGY PLAN FUELS DEBATE IN KANSAS, MISSOURI
Kansas’ largest electric company expects to make its first big investments in solar energy over the next three years and promises zero net carbon emissions in 2045.
NATO NATIONS READY TO JOINTLY RESPOND TO ATTACKS IN SPACE
NATO leaders expanded the use of their all for one, one for all, mutual defense clause to include a collective response to attacks in space.
WINNING AUCTION BID TO FLY IN SPACE WITH JEFF BEZOS: $28M
An auction for a ride into space next month alongside Jeff Bezos and his brother ended with a winning $28 million bid last weekend.
REPORT SAYS TECHNOLOGY KEPT 2020 CENSUS BELOW EXPECTED COST
The 2020 census is expected to cost $14.2 billion, well below a previous estimate of $15.6 billion, reflecting a slowdown in the price tag for the nation’s head count thanks to technological innovations, according to a new watchdog report released this week.
Monterey macOS - UNLOCKING THE TRUE POWER OF THE M1 PROCESSOR
When it came to software enhancements and breakthrough features, this year’s WWDC was a little more understated than previous iterations, but after a year of coronavirus restrictions, it’s understandable that Apple would focus on refining its existing offering than try to reinvent the wheel.
BATTERY RECYCLING FIRM TO EXPAND OPERATIONS IN NEVADA
A battery recycling company founded by a former executive at Tesla Inc. broke ground on 100 acres (40 hectares) of land at an industrial park near Reno as part of its expansion plan.
COMPUTER TROUBLE HITS HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE, SCIENCE HALTED
The Hubble Space Telescope has been hit with computer trouble, with all astronomical viewing halted, NASA said.
BEHIND IN QUANTUM COMPUTER RACE, GERMANY GETS BOOST FROM IBM
IBM unveiled one of Europe’s most powerful quantum computers in Germany, boosting the country’s efforts to stay in the race for what’s considered a key technology of the future.
AMAZON NOW SAYS REMOTE WORK OK 2 DAYS A WEEK
Corporate and tech employees at Amazon won’t have to work in offices full time after coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
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We’re all about simplifying life, right down to the basic day-to-day tasks–and these products will up your work-from-home game.
DUTCH GOVERNMENT PAUSES CORONAVIRUS APP OVER DATA LEAK FEARS
The Dutch government has temporarily disabled its coronavirus warning app amid data privacy concerns for people who have the app installed on phones using the Android operating system.
Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen): Now With Sleep Tracking
The original Nest Hub was a perfectly capable smart display, but as Google’s only model, it felt a bit lacking compared with Amazon’s Alexa-powered lineup.
10 Simple Ways to Make Better To-Do Lists
How effective is your to-do list? Does it help you plan your day and nudge you to prioritize the right tasks? Or is it a never-ending inventory of tasks you feel guilty for not having done yet, and now you’re not going to do any of them? A good to-do list should serve you. You should not be at its mercy.
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GOOGLE EARTH ADDS TIME LAPSE VIDEO TO DEPICT CLIMATE CHANGE
The Google Earth app is adding a new video feature that draws upon nearly four decades of satellite imagery to vividly illustrate how climate change has affected glaciers, beaches, forests and other places around the world.
HOW GOOGLE COULD TURN ANDROID INTO JUST ANOTHER SUBSCRIPTION
WITH A SMALL CHANGE TO PHOTOS, GOOGLE COULD BE UPENDING THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT ANDROID UPDATES.