A growing body of evidence shows that mobile phones don’t cause brain cancer. The use of mobile phones does not increase brain tumor incidence, according to a new study. The research bolsters previous findings that show mobiles aren’t linked to brain cancer. “This study was so important because we saw a spike in cancer cases […]
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Samsung probably let its accountants build the plastic-backed the Galaxy S21, and we really don’t want to see the same thing happen to the Galaxy S22.
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The Apple Watch SE is one of the best apple smartwatches out there, and Amazon has it for only $ 230, a whole $ 50 off the $ 280 list price.
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Google is giving employees until December 3rd to declare their COVID-19 vaccine status. And according to CNBC, if they fail to comply with the tech giant's vaccine mandate, they'd have to apply for a medical or religious exemption and convince Google that it's warranted if they don't want to eventually lose their job. Google will approve exemptions on a case-by-case basis.
In its report, the publication said that it has seen an internal memo warning personnel of the consequences if they still haven't complied with the company's vaccine rules by January 18th. Those who refuse to be vaccinated or who have failed to secure a valid exemption will be placed on paid administrative leave for 30 days. Google will then put them on unpaid personal leave for up to six months and will ultimately fire them if they truly don't want to be inoculated against COVID-19.
The tech giant reportedly explained in the memo that it's implementing its vaccine mandate to comply with the administration's executive order. Under that order, all US companies with more than 100 workers must be fully vaccinated by January 18th. While the order is in limbo after courts had blocked its implementation, Google may have simply chosen to push through with its plans to ensure that it's compliant in case the order suddenly takes effect.
"We expect that almost all roles at Google in the US will fall within the scope of the executive order. Anyone entering a Google building must be fully vaccinated or have an approved accommodation that allows them to work or come onsite… frequent testing is not a valid alternative to vaccination," the memo reportedly reads.
Earlier this month, CNBC also reported that Google delayed workers' return to office and will no longer require personnel to come in a few times a week starting on January 10th. However, it still encouraged employees to come into the office "where conditions allow, to reconnect with colleagues in person and start regaining the muscle memory of being in [one] more regularly."
While it will strictly enforce its rule for all employees that fall within the scope of the order, Google did give those who don't want to get vaccinated an option. If they can't secure a valid religious or medical exemption, they can "explore" other roles within the company that don't conflict with the order. If they can find such a role and it doesn't require in-office work, they can also permanently work remotely going forward.
Here is the best Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Black Friday deal you can shop today, with some useful buying advice to help you make the right decision.
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Cheaper means not as good, right? That’s not necessarily accurate, as the $ 599 Pixel 6 proves in our review.
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Already in a battle with Google to keep access to the YouTube app on its devices, Roku looks set to get rid of porn channels from the likes of Pornhub when it drops support for “non-certified” private channels that let content providers bypass Roku’s content guidelines. Roku will replace the “non-certified” channels with beta channels […]
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The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, which remains a solid option despite its successor’s launch, is available from Best Buy at $ 100 off, lowering its price to $ 300.
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If you love watching influencers using and recommending products on Instagram or YouTube and then searching an online shop for that specific item, Google’s new Shoploop service aims to simplify the multitasking process by bringing it all together in a single app. Shoploop, from Google’s Area 120 section, is a video shopping platform for discovering, […]
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OnePlus currently pushes out quite a few OxygenOS beta updates to its phones. If you’re keeping up with the program, you get two open betas per month and four closed betas, which means you can update your phone’s software about once a week if you’re on top of it. That release schedule looks to be […]
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Let me start by saying a couple of things. First, this is my opinion as an experienced tech writer, not hard news. And second, I’m a huge fan of Motorola’s new foldable Razr. Aesthetically, it’s the near-perfect foldable smartphone. Well, for 2019. Nostalgic, sleek, no crease and a solid spec to realistic thermal performance compromise. […]
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Anker has announced a new Nebula Soundbar that wants to do a little more than just make your TV sound better. Nope, this soundbar is more in line with JBL’s Link Bar, but with Amazon Fire TV instead of Android TV, for better or worse. It’s cheaper, too. The Nebula Soundbar is a 2.1 soundbar […]
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If you frequent the blogosphere and read about Android phones and smartphones in general, you’ve probably got a pretty good idea about how mad everyone is about notched screens and the lack of a headphone jack. Most of these things are the butt of the joke in advertising campaign, and readers really hate wireless headphones […]
Come comment on this article: You guys don’t actually care about the headphone jack, and you’re keeping your phones for way longer than you used to
Samsung announced the Galaxy Fold to a ton of fanfare and media hype, but not long afterwards the hype train came to a screeching halt. Broken and malfunctioning displays, indefinite delays, and unanswered questions all made it hard to really count on when you could buy a real Galaxy Fold. Things still aren’t really any […]
Come comment on this article: Best Buy has canceled your Galaxy Fold preorder, and we still don’t know when it’ll be back up
Former MoviePass subscribers who thought they were able to evade the company's previous attempts at reactivating accounts without consent may want to check their emails. According to various social media posts on Twitter and Reddit, the beleaguered c…
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Huawei might have taken Apple's place as the second largest smartphone seller in the world, but that doesn't mean everyone's a fan now. According to CNN, the Democratic National Committee has warned candidates running in November against using device…
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If you ever need to know what not to do when launching a new flagship phone or phone manufacturer, simply look to Andy Rubin and his company, Essential. While the Essential Phone was a genuinely cool product and a great phone, Rubin botched just about every step of the process and hamstrung the company every […]
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The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro look like pretty fantastic devices. The cameras are impressive, the hardware is top-notch, and they’ve got a slick dual-tone paint design. Just don’t expect to buy it in the US. Now, Huawei’s no stranger to struggling to get onto US shelves. They’ve fought with carriers, they’re losing their place […]
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Twitter may never stop tweaking it's direct messaging function. Last summer, the social network added so many features to the DM tab that it basically became its own standalone chat app. Then the company tried to get everyone hooked on Twitter DMs fo…
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An air of overwhelming luxury, prestige, and exclusivity is almost constantly present at the massive watch industry show in Basel, Switzerland. The message from many brands is to look, but not to touch. If smart technology is going to be more widely adopted, this needs to change.
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After developing tinnitus in his own New York City clubs, the owner designed stylish earplugs to reduce volume but preserve music quality. Earos earplugs have left and right orientation for a deeper and more comfortable fit.
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Researchers recently used graphene to develop a tiny camera sensor with a high resolution — and low noise levels. The supermaterial helps the smaller sensors to manage more pixels without degrading image quality.
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Super Mario Run is projected to be a huge success and knockoffs have started appearing on Android. But you probably shouldn’t download them or find other ways around the restrictions. Here is why.
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Want to learn how to build Android applications, but have no idea where to start? Then you might want to check out the Comprehensive Android Development Bundle from our online store. In it, you’re going to learn everything from Android 4.4 KitKat to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Not only that, but you’ll learn some advanced techniques […]
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With 42 days remaining, voters across the U.S. are gearing up for this year’s presidential election — and tonight they’ll be able to watch the first presidential debate live on YouTube!
We announced last week that more news organizations than ever before are live streaming this major political event on YouTube. Have your choice and tune-in to your favorite news channel starting at 9:00 p.m. ET tonight. Here is where you can watch live on YouTube:
Can’t decide on one stream? Check out youtube.com/news to follow all of the live coverage.
And don’t forget, tomorrow is National Voter Registration day and YouTube creators want you to head to the polls and #voteIRL. Tune in to this playlist to see how you can register to vote in the amount of time it takes Ryan Seacrest to host a radio show or The Fung Bros to shoot hoops. Surprising fact: it only takes one minute and 34 seconds!
Brandon Feldman, YouTube News and Politics, recently watched “How to Vote in Every State.”
A California study showed increases in home broadband internet access, but for many, access is limited to smartphones, which does not help with education. The digital divide between lower- and upper-income households is not making much progress.
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The Wolffepack Capture is a unique camera backpack designed to be accessible without ever having to take it off your back. To do this, it uses a patented “trapeze” technology.
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To ensure a constant workforce of big thinking, impossible task seeking employees, DARPA gives every new hire a job expiration date, usually in four years. After the best-used-by-date, it’s time to seek other work.
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Catalyst Lifestyle, manufacturers of waterproof cases for the iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch, debuted a few new models at CE Week 2016 in New York City. One, the Limited Edition line for the Apple Watch 42mm, features “premium materials.”
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Both the DROID Maxx 2 and DROID Turbo 2 could get successors this year according to famous tipster Evan Blass.
Evan Blass took it to Twitter to let fans know that we could see successors to both the DROID Maxx 2 and Turbo 2 this year. The names are expected to keep the pattern, making them the DROID Maxx 3 and DROID Turbo 3. The handsets will likely boast a design language similar to their predecessors, and feature a lift in specs. The bar has been set high this year, so if the two DROID’s want to compete with high-end rivals, they’ll have to include top-notch specs and bring a fair enough price point.
The handsets may launch by the end of the year, meaning they could just be in the beginning stages right now. Once the two devices hit production, we should get some benchmark leaks and glimpses to give us a better sense of what to expect. For now though, take this report with a pinch of salt.
Source: Evan Blass (Twitter)
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A genetically modified mushroom made with CRISPR gene-editing technology has received the USDA green light. It’s the first CRISPR-edited GMO to get this treatment from federal regulatory bodies, and it won’t need any regulation approval to make it to market.
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Need help with your lawn and garden? Scotts Miracle-Gro launches the Connected Yard platform with micro-climate data, lawn and garden instructions, and automatic watering device control.
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You shouldn’t take any risks with your Galaxy S7 Edge because it’s a fragile beauty and a tumble could leave you with unsightly scuffs or cracks. Time to shop for Galaxy S7 Edge cases.
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You can now pay with an iPhone sticker, so why not charge your phone with one too? If Moos ever makes it to market, you’ll be able to do just that, wirelessly charging your smartphone with a stylish sticker.
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If you've been packing extra lithium batteries in your checked bag before a flight, you might want to avoid doing so in the future. The FAA warns that storing those batteries in luggage that'll travel in the cargo hold can "present a risk of both i…
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