Saturday, July 31, 2021

That time the vault was set too low at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and...

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In honor of Suni Lee winning Olympic gold in the women's all-around gymnastics, here's that time the officials set the vault too low at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and all the competitors fell and almost killed themselves. During the all-around competition in the women's gymnastics at the 2000 Olympics, it was discovered that the vault…

Extreme video of a paddleboarder conserved by his lifejacket and water resistant phone pouch

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This is intense footage of a paddleboarder who was saved by his waterproof phone pouch because it allowed him to make the phone call you're about to hear. When Alfie got into difficulty while paddleboarding, not only was he wearing a lifejacket that kept him afloat, but he was also carrying his phone with him…

Joint parliamentary committee to scrutinise Online Security Expense

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A parliamentary “super committee” made up of MPs and lords has been established to scrutinise government online harms approach By Sebastian Klovig Skelton , Senior reporter Published: 30 Jul 2021 16:45 MPs and lords launch joint parliamentary committee to scrutinise the government’s forthcoming Online Safety Bill.   The new committee is already seeking input from…

Covid-19: TechUK prompts federal government to fine-tune self-isolation policy for vital datacentre employees

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TechUK wants datacentre operators to be allowed to run their own "test and release" protocols for Covid-negative workers that have been told to self-isolate by NHS Track and Trace By Caroline Donnelly, Senior Editor, UK Published: 30 Jul 2021 14:30 TechUK wants the government to consider letting datacentre operators run their own “test and release”…

Covid-19: Lockdown lifting slows Amazon’s sales growth during Q2

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Amazon’s revenue growth rate hits a post-pandemic speed bump, as the lifting of lockdown restrictions in various countries sees fewer people shopping online By Caroline Donnelly, Senior Editor, UK Published: 30 Jul 2021 14:00 Amazon’s revenue growth markedly slowed during the second quarter of 2021, due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions lifting around the world.  …

Twitter releases bug bounty contest to discover algorithmic predisposition

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Twitter has laid out plans for a bug bounty competition with a difference. This time around, instead of paying researchers who uncover security issues, Twitter will reward those who find as-yet undiscovered examples of bias in its image-cropping algorithm. Back in April, Twitter said it would study potential “unintentional harms” created by its algorithms, beginning…

Intel Monster Canyon NUC11BTMi9 evaluation: A larger footprint diminishes this video gaming PC’s appeal

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The user-customizable RGB panel at the front is pretty neat, though. We take a detailed look inside Intel's new Beast Canyon NUC, plus give our review impressions. Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Intel Beast Canyon NUC11BTMi9 Table of Contents Show More The gaming…

NordPass review: Streamlined password management

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It makes securing and syncing your login credentials simple. Matejmo / Getty Images Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors NordPass is a relative newcomer to the password manager space, having been launched less than two years ago. Offered by the virtual network provider NordVPN,…

Wyze Night Light review: These affordable, groupable, motion-sensing lights have some issues

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Updated You can group up to 10 of Wyze’s inexpensive night lights, which boast motion and ambient light sensors. But we had trouble with the magnetic mounts, and battery life was disappointingly brief. Ben Patterson/IDG Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by TechHive's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Table of Contents…

The best new TV shows are getting harder for cord-cutters to buy

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The rise of streaming exclusives leaves less room to buy hit shows without a subscription. Jared Newman / IDG Today's Best Tech Deals Picked by TechHive's Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect's Editors Back when the best shows were still on cable, a la carte purchases provided an alternative to signing up…