Northern Lights May Appear Over Massachusetts This Weekend

MASSACHUSETTS — New Englanders could catch a sight of the Northern Lights Saturday night as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has issued a geomagnetic storm watch for Saturday, noting that the aurora could be visible as low as Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon. via Technology and News Today

Could Gravity’s Quantum Origins Explain Dark Energy?

For decades cosmologists have wondered about the nature of dark energy, the proposed antigravitational force behind the accelerating expansion of the universe. Since the 1990s astronomers have observed that the universe is not only expanding, but also increasing its expansion rate. via Technology and News Today

Comcast will bring Apple TV to X1 boxes and the new XClass smart TVs

Comcast’s X1 platform has slowly added apps to its library over the years, and this morning on the company’s earnings call, CEO Brian Roberts announced that the Apple TV app would join the roster soon, while Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app will launch on Apple TV devices. via Technology and News Today

Amazon’s new TVs will soon support Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

Amazon is now making its own TVs, and today marks the release of the company’s Omni and 4-Series Fire TVs. As the 4K HDR sets start making their way to customers, Amazon is making one more last-minute announcement: it plans to add support for Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit features “soon. via Technology and News… Read More Amazon’s new TVs will soon support Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit

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

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

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