Month: August 2022

How to Set Medication Reminders on Your Phone

Don’t forget your pills! Here’s how to set alarms, notifications, and reminders on your iPhone or Android smartphone. Source

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Google says it shut down a key data center to save it from London’s heatwave

Audio player loading… Google has revealed more information on what happened when it was forced to shut down one of its London data centers on the UK’s hottest day of the year so far. The failure of zone “europe-west2-a” last month was, according to Google, down to not maintaining a…

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Akamai blocks largest-ever DDoS attack

Audio player loading… Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS (opens in new tab)) attacks just keep getting bigger, with Akamai claiming to have mitigated a 853.7 Gbps (gigabits per second) and 659.6 Mpps (million packets per second) attack against a company in Eastern Europe. The attack breaks the previous record (itself…

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What does Tim Hortons think your data is worth? A coffee and donut, apparently

Tim Hortons, the Canadian fast food chain accused of using its mobile app to collect “vast amounts of sensitive location data” in violation of Canadian privacy laws, says it’s reached a proposed settlement in the resulting class action lawsuits, Vice reports. To make up for tracking users, recording their movements…

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BioLite adds portable power stations and a solar array to its charging lineup

After years of providing off-the-grid camping, cooking and pocketable charger tech, BioLite has moved further into the genre with its newest and more robust power-backup solutions. The company just announced the BaseCharge 600 and BaseCharge 1500 portable power stations, along with an accompanying SolarPanel 100. As with most products of…

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Instagram Listened To All The Complaints And Is Rolling Back Changes To The App

Instagram is walking back some of the changes to its product after being criticized by influencers, celebrities, and the general public this week. A spokesperson from Meta told BuzzFeed News that Instagram is pausing a test that made the app open to full-screen videos and photos, as well as temporarily…

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