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 https://patch.com/massachusetts/across-ma/northern-lights-possible-saturday-night-over-massachusetts

14 inch vs 16 inch M1 Pro: What’s the difference?

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This is probably the most requested video about the new MacBooks: Are their performance, thermal, and battery differences between the 14 inch an via Technology and News Today https://youtube.com/watch?v=S33Ejob8J4M&feature=share

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 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/could-gravitys-quantum-origins-explain-dark-energy/

The Morning After: Facebook is now called Meta

While Facebook the social network is still Facebook, the overarching company that it created is now called Meta. Facebook Inc. is changing its name in order to distinguish its myriad parts from the social network, which has an increasingly poor reputation pretty much everywhere. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/the-morning-after-facebook-is-now-called-meta-112003930.html

Netflix employees at the heart of the Dave Chappelle controversy file charges against the company

Two Netflix employees at the heart of the Dave Chappelle controversy have filed labor charges against the company, alleging the streaming giant retaliated against them for engaging in protected activity. B. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/29/22751847/netflix-employees-dave-chappelle-file-charges-nlrb

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 5 Full Review – All New Paperwhite Gen. 5

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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 https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/28/22750469/apple-tv-plus-comcast-x1-flex-xclass-streaming-box-tv

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 Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/27/22747811/amazon-fire-tv-omni-4-series-apple-airplay-2-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 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