Right to repair, crypto scams, LastPass, 3D heart, Apple WWDC, unlimited data plans, solid-state EV batteries and Welcome to Cleveland. This was a very busy week of news and there is some other important information below about changes and faulty spam filters. Please give the entire post a read and click on any of the headlines to get the full stories.
We have made a couple of changes to Tech News going forward. The section labeled COVID has been renamed to Health. You’ll still find any relevant COVID news there, but we’ll also include news in other areas of health. We’ve also been including more stories on planes, trains and automobiles (minus Steve Martin and John Candy). Therefore we’ve added a section titled Planes and Autos for these stories.
I got a note from loyal reader Pat a few days ago about a scary message being displayed when attempting to click the links in our blog emails. The first part of it read “Attackers on LONG MAILCHIMP URL linked from this email may trick you into doing something dangerous like installing software or revealing your personal information like passwords or credit cards.” The LONG MAILCHIMP URL included the link from the specific email created by Mailchimp.
If you subscribe to any of our blogs/newsletters, it is Mailchimp that handles sending the emails to you. As they are a very large provider of email services, they have security infrastructure in place to prevent anything “bad” from going through. Our Web sites all have multiple levels of security to prevent anything harmful on the sites.
To be very specific, this message is what is called a false positive. It is claiming the links are dangerous when in fact they are perfectly safe. If you should get such a message, please click the “This isn’t a web forgery” button. I’m sure these messages are very scary to you and they are infuriating to me. Thank you for letting me vent and now on to today’s news.
- Read this post on the Graphics Unleashed Web site!
- Read Web Design Solutions Digest for June 7, 2022 on Web Design Solutions Unleashed!
- Veikk VK2200 Pro Tablet Review: Low Resolution but High Performance
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- Electronics Right to Repair Law Passed
- Apple’s New MacBook Air Adds Faster M2 Chip for $1,199
- Apple M2 MacBook Air Hands-On: Bigger Screen, Bigger Price
- Crypto Scams Have Cost Consumers More Than $1 Billion, FTC Says
- Code execution 0-day in Windows has been under active exploit for 7 weeks
- Apple Is Trying to Kill Passwords With Touch ID- and Face ID-Based Passkeys
- Hackers can now take over your computer through Microsoft Word
- Telegram’s blogging platform abused in phishing attacks
- LastPass no longer requires a password to access your vault
- FBI seizes notorious marketplace for selling millions of stolen SSNs
- Feds seize SSNDOB marketplace that listed personal data of 24 million people
- Gone in 130 seconds: New Tesla hack gives thieves their own personal key
- Will There Be a 4th COVID Vaccine? FDA Panel Recommends Novavax
- Scientists 3D-print a functional piece of a heart
- Apple’s Next iPadOS Could Make Your Tablet More Like a Laptop, Report Says
- Google Updates Android Messaging, Accessibility Features and More
- The Keyboard Shortcut I Use Even More Than Ctrl+Z
- WWDC 2022: WatchOS 9 upgrades Apple Watch faces, complications, and health tracking
- MacOS Ventura: Continuity Camera lets you use your iPhone as a webcam
- Apple iPadOS 16 Makes the Tablet More Like a Desktop Computer
- Dark Side Of The Unsend: The Danger Of Apple iMessage’s New Features
- Solar and wind keep getting cheaper as the field becomes smarter
- These Drones Could Bring You 5G Networking After a Hurricane
- Amazon Stock Split, Retail Giant’s First in 23 Years, Takes Effect
- Sound Waves Could 3D-Print Implants Inside Your Body
- Biden Uses Defense Production Act to Boost Solar Panel Manufacturing
- Is Alexa Having Trouble Understanding You? Solve These Common Amazon Echo Issues
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- Qualcomm Aims to Surpass Apple’s M2 With Nuvia Chips
- AT&T Adjusts Top Plan, Removes Unlimited Elite and HBO Max Option
- Manipulating photons for microseconds tops 9,000 years on a supercomputer
- Disney’s big holiday movie will skip French theaters in release window protest
- Best Unlimited Data Plans for 2022
- T-Mobile Starts Switching Phone Calls to Its 5G Network
- Every iOS 16 feature that’s coming to iPhones
- The iPhone’s New Lock Screen in iOS 16 Is a Bigger Deal Than You Think
- USB-C Charging to Be Mandatory on All Phones Sold in Europe by Fall 2024
- Take a Look at America’s Least Convincing Cell Phone Tower Trees
- California regulators approve first taxi rides for public in cars with no driver
- Are Electric Cars Really Better for the Environment?
- Solid-state batteries for EVs move a step closer to production
- Polestar will debut its new electric SUV in October
- Volocopter’s longer-range drone taxi completes its first test flights
Each week we’ll share a meme that we find thought provoking or just plain funny.
- 5 Easy Grilling Tips to Impress Your Friends This Weekend
- The internet isn’t loving Stonehenge’s Jubilee stunt
- The Curious Case of the Arctic Desert Island That’s Not Actually an Island
- Best Showerhead for 2022
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- Is There a Future for the Sinkhole-Studded Dead Sea?
- ‘Welcome to Cleveland’ Sign
- What Are Those Spinning Things on Top of UPS Trucks?
- The History of 12 British Superstitions
- All 23 Members of the ‘Saturday Night Live’ Five-Timers Club
- The Reason So Many Los Angeles Apartments Don’t Come With Refrigerators
- In Algeria, Ancient Cave Art May Show Psychedelic Mushroom Use
- Does America Have a Secret Kangaroo Population?
- Timbuktu Is Just a Postcard Away
- A World Tour of Abandoned Amusement Parks
- The Anthropocene’s Best Gem Is Made Out of Old Car Paint
If you see some important tech news that you feel we should share with our readers, please let us know and we’ll consider including it in our next post.
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