Day: June 30, 2021

  • Google is building support for digital COVID vaccine cards into Android

    Google is building support for digital COVID vaccine cards into Android

    A digital COVID vaccine card in Android. | Image: Google Google is opening up Android’s built-in passes system to let Android users store a digital vaccine card, which it calls a COVID Card, on their phone. The feature will initially roll out in the US, and it will rely on support from healthcare providers, local […]

  • Judge blocks Florida’s social media law

    Judge blocks Florida’s social media law

    Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images A Florida internet law is on hold while a lawsuit contesting it continues. Judge Robert Hinkle has issued a preliminary injunction blocking nearly all of SB 7072, a controversial and sweeping regulation of social media platforms. “The legislation now at issue was an effort to rein in social-media providers deemed […]

  • Twitter users can now add security keys as the only two-factor authentication method

    Twitter users can now add security keys as the only two-factor authentication method

    Twitter added last year the option for users to log into its mobile app using a physical security key as a two-factor authentication method, but you had to have another authentication method enabled to use it. Now Twitter is improving this feature to let users add a security key without having another two-factor authentication method […]

  • Farewell to Donald Rumsfeld, Dreary War Criminal

    Farewell to Donald Rumsfeld, Dreary War Criminal

    Protesters hold large pictures of U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, and U.S. President George W. Bush in New York on Feb. 2, 2002. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images At 2:40 p.m. on September 11, 2001, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld issued orders to one of his underlings. Among Rumsfeld’s thoughts: Best […]

  • Delta variant’s wild spread raises fears, fresh scrutiny of CDC mask guidance

    Delta variant’s wild spread raises fears, fresh scrutiny of CDC mask guidance

    Enlarge / Masked and unmasked people make their way through Grand Central Market in Los Angeles, California, on June 29, 2021, as the World Health Organization (WHO) urges fully vaccinated people to continue wearing masks with the rapid spread of the delta variant. (credit: Getty | FREDERIC J. BROWN) The highly transmissible delta variant of […]

  • Music Widget brings back the original Mac OS X iTunes widget

    Music Widget brings back the original Mac OS X iTunes widget

    Way back in 2005, Apple released Mac OS X Tiger, and with it, the original implementation of widgets on the Mac through its Dashboard software. One of those widgets was a now-defunct iTunes media player — but thanks to the efforts of programmer Mario Guzman, who’s recreated an exact replica of the widget for modern […]

  • Watch the first five minutes of Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy

    Watch the first five minutes of Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy

    Image: Netflix Netflix has shared the first five minutes of its upcoming horror movie trilogy Fear Street, inspired by R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series of young adult novels. The film trilogy, which will be released over three Fridays starting on July 2nd, is also split across three separate time periods: 1994, 1978, and 1666. Teens […]

  • Twitter now lets you set a security key as your only two-factor authentication method 

    Twitter now lets you set a security key as your only two-factor authentication method 

    Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In March, Twitter said it would soon let you use a security key as your only two-factor authentication method, and on Wednesday, it announced that feature was live on both mobile and web. Being able to use a security key as one of your two-factor authentication methods isn’t […]

  • YouTuber builds a custom handheld PC with macOS Big Sur installed

    YouTuber builds a custom handheld PC with macOS Big Sur installed

    Being able to install macOS on non-Mac computers is nothing exactly new thanks to the Hackintosh process, but a YouTuber decided to put Apple’s operating system on a rather unusual machine. Ike T. Sanglay Jr. has built a tiny handheld PC that runs the Intel version of macOS Big Sur, which is the latest available […]

  • Volvo’s new electric concept car is a ‘manifesto’ for the future

    Volvo’s new electric concept car is a ‘manifesto’ for the future

    Volvo unveiled a new concept car that forecasts the Swedish automaker’s all-electric future. The vehicle was revealed during a “Tech Day” event held Wednesday during which Volvo laid out an extensive roadmap to becoming an EV-only carmaker by 2030. The vehicle, called “Concept Recharge,” features suicide doors that open up to a roomy interior, where […]

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