AirPlay support comes to Google Nest speakers in latest update for Starling Home Hub

I’ve been using Nest thermostats for the past seven years, and they’re pretty fantastic products. One thing they lack is HomeKit support, though. Starling Home Hub is a turn-key solution to bridge that gap, though. via Technology and News Today https://9to5mac.com/2021/06/06/airplay-support-comes-to-google-nest-speakers-in-latest-update-for-starling-home-hub/

Sony a1: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Sony Netherlands gave me a Sony a1 for a review. During two weeks, I dove into this amazing camera, learning about all the things that make the Sony a1 the top of the Alpha line-up. I shot a lot of pictures and learned a lot of things about this camera. These are my thoughts. via Technology and News Today https://fstoppers.com/reviews/sony-a1-good-bad-and-ugly-565470

Google is making it harder for Android apps to track you once you’ve opted out

It’s going to get harder for Android apps to track users who’ve opted out of receiving personalized ads, the Financial Times reports, after Google announced changes to how it’ll handle the unique device identifiers that allow marketers to track them between apps. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/3/22466531/google-android-ad-traking-advertising-identifier-id

NASA Just Broke the ‘Venus Curse.’ Here’s What It Took

Like many kids, Sue Smrekar dreamed that she would one day voyage into space. But instead of becoming an astronaut, she ended up as a planetary geophysicist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she worked on robotic explorers of other worlds. via Technology and News Today https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/nasa-just-broke-the-venus-curse-heres-what-it-took/

Global Spread of the Highly Pathogenic H5N8 Avian Influenza Virus Is a Serious Public Health Concern

The emergence and global spread of the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza virus (AIV), a pathogen that has caused continuous and ongoing outbreaks with massive mortality in both wild and farmed birds across Eurasia and Africa throughout 2020, represents a considerable public health concern — p via Technology and News Today https://scitechdaily.com/global-spread-of-the-highly-pathogenic-h5n8-avian-influenza-virus-is-a-serious-public-health-concern/

Sony A1 review: The Alpha of mirrorless cameras

Sony’s A1 is a showcase of technology including 8K video and up to 30 fps shooting with a 50-megapixel sensor. It’s very expensive, but its cutting-edge features are likely to trickle down to less-costly cameras down the road.

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NASA’s Curiosity rover has captured amazing images of clouds on Mars

According to NASA clouds are rare in the thin atmosphere of Mars, but usually form at its equator during its coldest time of year. Scientists noticed that last year — two years ago in Earth time— there were clouds beginning to form earlier than expected, so this year they were ready. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/29/22460017/nasa-curiosity-rover-captured-images-clouds-on-mars

SanDisk’s new card reader dock is all I could ever want and more

Western Digital, owner of the SanDisk brand, has announced a new product called the Pro-Dock 4, and it’s all I’ve ever wanted in a card reading solution: it lets you mix and match four card reading modules, which can all be read simultaneously, and connect them all to your computer using a singl via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/26/22455534/sandisk-pro-dock-4-video-workflow-lexar-sd-cfast-cards-thunderbolt

How futuristic floating wind turbines might ride the waves

GE shared some new details today of a concept that might advance the development of futuristic floating wind farms. Floating turbines are engineering marvels — or nightmares, depending on how you see it — that could make massive swathes of deep ocean available to offshore wind development. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/24/22448187/ge-floating-turbine-offshore-wind-farm-energy

Netflix is holding a week-long ‘geek’ event in June about The Witcher, The Sandman, and more

Netflix is announcing a new week-long virtual event, “Geeked Week,” where it will share information about upcoming titles like The Witcher, The Sandman, and The Cuphead Show. via Technology and News Today https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/24/22448313/netflix-geeked-week-event-the-witcher-sandman-cuphead-resident-evil

Google Photos will help you delete blurry pictures and screenshots

Google announced back in December it will no longer offer free unlimited backups of photos and videos in Google Photos as of June 1st. After that date, “high quality” media you upload will count towards the 15GB cap that’s shared with Gmail and Google Workspace on standard Google Accounts. via Technology and News Today https://www.engadget.com/google-photos-unlimited-storage-high-quality-blurry-pictures-screenshots-191458720.html