You can now ask Google to remove images of under-18s from its search results

Google has launched a new safety feature that lets under-18s request the removal of images of themselves from the company’s search results. The feature was originally announced in August (along with new restrictions of ad targeting of minors) but is now widely available. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/27/22748240/remove-images-google-search-results-under-18-request-how-to

Apple’s MacBook Pro is a GPU-shaped warning to Nvidia and AMD

Apple hit Intel hard with its first M1 chips, offering a rare step-change improvement in performance with its 2020 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. Less than a year later, it’s already starting to compete with the best GPUs from AMD and Nvidia as well. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/26/22746371/macbook-pro-m1-max-apple-gpu-performance-nvidia-amd

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2021) review: a bigger and better book

It’s been nearly three years since Amazon has updated its best (and bestselling) Kindle: the midtier Kindle Paperwhite, which is getting its biggest upgrade ever. On paper, at least, Amazon has finally built the ultimate Kindle. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/22745670/amazon-kindle-paperwhite-2021-review-usb-c-signature-edition-display-e-reader-books

Apple’s first Korean TV series is about brain hacking

Apple TV+ will expand into a new territory when it launches in South Korea on November 4th. In a case of perfect timing, the streaming service’s first series from the country will debut worldwide on the same day (or a day earlier if you’re in the US). The brilliantly titled Dr. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/apple-tv-plus-south-korea-dr-brain-hacking-series-191732378.html

macOS Monterey is now available to download

The latest version of macOS, Monterey, is now available to download according to Apple. The software has been available in public beta for several months, but today’s release means Apple thinks the software is ready for everyday use. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/25/22744497/macos-12-monterey-apple-mac-download-available-now

Apple releases iOS 15.1 with SharePlay and more iPhone 13 Pro camera options

Apple is releasing iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1 today, and the big new feature is SharePlay’s return. SharePlay is a feature that was originally supposed to ship in iOS 15; it lets people call friends or family and watch movies, TV, or listen to music together. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/25/22732647/apple-ios-15-1-download-release-available-now

Facebook’s misinformation and violence problems are worse in India

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen’s leaks suggest its problems with extremism are particularly dire in some areas. Documents Haugen provided to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other outlets suggest Facebook is aware it fostered severe misinformation and violence in India. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/facebook-misinformation-violence-india-leak-221447186.html

Covid vaccine boosters are now available. Here’s who’s eligible for Pfizer, Moderna and J&J’s shots

Nearly 100 million people nationwide are immediately eligible to receive Covid booster shots after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authorized extra doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s vaccines Thursday night. via Technology and News Today https://www.cnbc.com/2021/10/23/covid-vaccine-boosters-are-now-available-heres-whos-eligible-for-pfizer-moderna-and-jjs-shots-.html

Samsung’s giant Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra might include a notch

Rumors have persisted of a flagship Samsung tablet even larger than the Galaxy Tab S7+, and now you might know what it looks like. OnLeaks and 91Mobiles have shared what they claim are images of the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. The slate would minimize the impact of its huge 14. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-s8-ultra-notch-leak-140110630.html

Intel CEO warns chip shortage won’t end until at least 2023, as laptop sales get hit by supply issues

The ongoing global chip shortage is going to be a problem for a lot longer, according to Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, who reiterated today ahead of the company’s Q3 earnings that he expects the shortage to extend until at least 2023. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/21/22739192/intel-chip-shortage-q3-2021-earning-laptop-revenue

Google will make it easier to separate your work and personal apps on Android

Google plans to bring Android’s work profile feature to more devices. If you’re not familiar with the tool, it separates your work and personal apps from one another and adds a toggle to your phone you can use to disable the former when you need to disconnect. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/google-android-work-profile-workspace-2022-173541051.html

Faber-Castell Textliner Highlighter Metallic Review — The Pen Addict

(Sarah Read is an author, editor, yarn artist, and pen/paper/ink addict. You can find more about her at her website and on Twitter. And check out her latest book, Out of Water, now available where books are sold!) via Technology and News Today https://www.penaddict.com/blog/2021/10/21/faber-castell-textliner-highlighter-metallic-review

People Are Baffled by Google Maps Showing a ‘Black Hole’ in the Middle of the Ocean

An image of a blacked-out island on Google Maps that has been doing the rounds on the internet. People from across the world are baffled. Is it a black hole in the middle of the ocean? Is it a volcano? Is it a portal to a newer, better world? No one knows. via Technology and News Today https://theswaddle.com/people-baffled-at-google-maps-showing-a-black-hole-in-the-middle-of-the-ocean/

DJI is making a cinema camera with a built-in gimbal and LIDAR focusing

Drone-maker DJI has announced a cinema camera that comes with a built-in gimbal, can shoot at up to 8K resolution, and uses a LIDAR rangefinder that promises a “sharper, faster, and more reliable focusing experience,” even in low light. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/20/22735184/dji-ronin-4d-cinema-camera-gimbal-8k-zenmuse

What is the new Apple Music Voice plan, and who is it for?

The new Apple Music Voice plan that Apple announced at its “Unleashed” event on Monday is causing some confusion. I’m here to help you understand this new, cheaper option, which capitalizes on the power of Apple’s smart voice assistant, Siri (don’t laugh). via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/19/22734185/new-apple-music-voice-plan-price-features-app