Samsung’s 2021 phones won’t support your older Galaxy Gear wearables

  • Samsung’s older Gear wearables will not be supported by its 2021 smartphones.
  • The devices affected include the Galaxy Gear, Gear 2, and Gear S.

If you still own and use an early Samsung Gear smartwatch daily you may want to think twice about upgrading your smartphone in the new year. A notification in the Samsung Members app (via GalaxyClub) has warned users that the firm’s early wearables will no longer be compatible with its 2021 smartphones.

“The existing service quality of older Samsung Gear wearables cannot be guaranteed and ensured through app updates alone,” reads the translated notification. “Therefore, older Samsung Gear wearables can no longer be used in conjunction with new Samsung smartphones (from the year of publication 2021).”

The update specifically lists five wearables that will be affected by the news, chief of which is the Galaxy Gear from 2013. The Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, Gear

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FTC warns of new Apple support call scam

Scammers are once again using the biggest names in tech to pry personal information from unsuspecting consumers, with the latest gambit involving fake calls from Apple support.

Flagged by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Thursday, scammers are invoking robocalling techniques to glean credit card numbers, account passwords and other sensitive data from Apple and Amazon customers.

The scamming effort is detailed in a blog post that warns consumers of suspicious calls claiming to be from Apple or Amazon support services. Both ask users to follow prompts that ultimately divulge personal information.

In the case of Apple, call recipients are informed of supposedly suspicious iCloud account activity or an outright breach. Fake calls from Amazon are similarly worded, claiming a user’s account shows suspicious purchase activity, a lost package, or problems with a recent order, the FTC says.

Robocalls are forwarded to “customer support” personnel with user

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Meet the 26-year-old behind men’s support network Fella

  • Two years ago, Cambridge graduate and serial entrepreneur Richie Cartwright was facing an uphill battle against bulimia – which saw him consume more than 10,000 calories in a day. 
  • Now the 26-year-old founder has set up Fella, an online support network offering guidance to men suffering with eating disorders, which has been selected as part of Y Combinator’s 2020 startup cohort. 
  • Male patients make up less than 10% of anorexia and bulimia cases recorded in the UK – but experts believe those figures may not reflect reality, citing social stigma around men admitting to issues with body image or diet. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Two years ago, Richie Cartwright realized he had a problem. 

On a mild day in October 2018, the Cambridge University graduate, already the founder of a software startup, was walking the streets of central London and looking for something to eat. 

Settling on

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‘Trust the science,’ until the science doesn’t support the nanny state

After some bureaucrats decided that strip clubs can be open while schools can’t and that bars and restaurants can be open although churches can’t, unelected bureaucrats are now contemplating changing the definition of “moderate drinking” for men from two drinks to one. I don’t know if this government intervention is worth taking up our pitchforks and storming the Capitol over, but it at least makes it extremely clear that our government is taking its role as a nanny state seriously. The hard part is stopping this overreach.



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Every five years, the Department of Health and Human Services publishes new dietary guidelines. With the next update due in December, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee has published its recommendations. Ever since the introduction of guidelines in 1980, the

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uCloudlink and NTT Support Japan’s Digitalization Efforts With Cloud SIM Mobile Broadband Technology

HONG KONG, Dec.1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — UCLOUDLINK GROUP INC. (“uCloudlink”) (NASDAQ: UCL), the world’s first and leading mobile data traffic sharing marketplace, and NTT Media Supply, a subsidiary of Japan’s NTT Group are paving the way for digitalization in Japan with “DoRACOON”, a stable mobile broadband access environment powered by innovative Cloud SIM technology and architecture. The mobile broadband trial comes following the COVID-19 pandemic, which has accelerated the need to promote digitalization in both Japan’s public and private sectors.

The pandemic has exposed Japan’s fragility in the digital realm, leading to delays in the handout of subsidies to firms as part of the government’s rescue plan and hindering efforts to push telemedicine and remote work. Earlier this November, a government report highlighted that promoting digitalization of society is essential to boost productivity for future economic growth in the “new normal”. With the launch of the “DoRACOON” mobile broadband

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Microsoft Teams will no longer support Internet Explorer 11

Teams is no longer supported by IE11 as Microsoft phases out its legacy web browser.

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Microsoft Teams

will no longer work on Internet Explorer 11 from today as Microsoft begins the sunset of its legacy web browsers.

Microsoft announced in August this year that Microsoft 365 apps would slowly lose support for IE11 and the legacy Microsoft Edge browser to make way for the faster, leaner and more secure Chromium-based Edge.

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As per
its August announcement,

today (November 30) marks the day that Microsoft Teams stops supporting IE11. So, if you’ve not been able to log into Teams today via Internet Explorer, now you know why.

Teams isn’t the only app that will eventually stop working with IE11. As of 17 August 2021, the

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Yale ranks #124 for best global universities in computer science, faculty comment on lack of institutional support

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Just over four years since Yale University President Peter Salovey first said that the University would make up ground in the sciences, 2021 U.S. News rankings have placed the computer science department at Yale as 124th in the world.

The University is currently ranked #11 in overall best global universities according to U.S. News, but its standing in computer science is far lower. The ranking is based on the department’s research performance. 

Within the past 10 years, the number of CS majors at Yale has grown ten-fold, and the program is now the third most popular undergraduate major. But for more than 20 years, the number of faculty in the department did not increase significantly, even as the field has gained popularity. The hiring process is also crippled by subpar facilities, seven faculty who spoke to the News said, and Yale’s science priorities initially placed computer

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Early Docker build demonstrates incoming Apple Silicon support

The virtualization software Docker is getting closer to being usable by developers on an Apple Silicon Mac, with an early version of the tool confirmed as being able to run on the new chip architecture.

Mentioned in Apple’s launch of its Apple Silicon Mac lineup, Docker has yet to fully make the transition from being usable on Intel Macs to versions using M1. In a tweet, it seems the work to make the transition is making progress.

Docker VP of engineering Jean-Laurent Morlhorn shared a post on Twitter by developer Dave Scott, showing a version of Docker that is working on an M1 Mac. In commenting on the screenshot, Morlhorn adds it is a “super early version of Docker Desktop running on Apple Silicon.”

While the post is a good sign for users of the tool, it doesn’t mean it will be released imminently with Apple Silicon

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Roadside Attractions – A Startup’s Plan To Support Britain’s Green Car Revolution

Petrol driven cars are set to disappear from Britain’s roads rather sooner than expected. Under the government’s updated “Green Industrial Revolution” plan, every new car sold from 2030 onwards must be either electric or an approved hybrid. This replaces a previous deadline of 2040.   

All except the most hardened climate change skeptics will see this as a good thing, but a rapid transition to battery-powered mobility does pose certain short-term problems, not least in terms of providing a workable and user-friendly charging infrastructure.  

As things stand, even a rapid charging point will take around thirty minutes to pump up a battery from empty to full. Arguably that’s not too bad, but it compares unfavorably with the two or three minutes required to fill a petrol tank. Yes, you’re helping to save the planet but a half-hour wait is less than convenient.  

The

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Bragg Gaming Speaks Out in Support of Canadian Legalization of Single-Event Sports Betting

TORONTO, Nov. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bragg Gaming Group Inc. (TSXV: BRAG, OTC: BRGGF) (“Bragg”, the “Group” or the “Company”), a Toronto-based and innovative B2B online gaming solution provider, today provides commentary on the Canadian government’s proposed federal legalization of single-event sports betting.

“We’re very supportive of the move to legalizing single-event betting,” said Rob Godfrey, Board Member at Bragg Gaming. “Jurisdictions around the world are modernizing their gaming regulations to reflect today’s global gaming market, and Canadians – and the country’s operators – should have the same ability to place bets as their international peers. The reality is that many Canadians are already placing single-event bets today, but through illegal black-market channels that make them vulnerable. This proposed legislation will move a significant portion of these activities to a safer, more regulated environment that better protects Canadians’ interests while also ensuring a level playing field for Canadian operators.”

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