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When the world’s biggest work-from-home experiment started at the beginning of the year, no one thought it would stay around for so long. Unbelievably, a large number of companies plan to make it a permanent arrangement. Most of them will have to continue it for a foreseeable future. The bottom line is that you will have to work remotely for quite some time, so it becomes essential to look for ways to give your best.

While you may already have the basics, now is the time to invest in more tech gadgets that would help you stay productive as you work from home. So if you have a gadget shopping spree in mind, here are a few ideas that would help you do it smartly:

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When it comes to tech gadgets, there is always something new around the corner. Whether it is

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Mapping Technology Reveals Channels of Warm Water Under Florida-Sized Glacier | Smart News

New research shows that a Florida-sized block of ice in Western Antarctica called the Thwaites Glacier is sitting on top of large channels that may allow warm ocean water to melt it from the bottom, Carolyn Gramling reports for Science News.

Two new studies, both published in the journal Cryosphere, provide a detailed map of the glacier’s two ice shelf regions and the ocean floor in front of and underneath them. As one of the largest glaciers in Antarctica, the Thwaites Glacier is the subject of close study—if the entire glacier melted, it would cause ocean levels to rise by 25 inches. When the new maps are incorporated into models of Thwaites’ melting, that will show whether the deep trenches might cause the glacier to collapse sooner than previously predicted.

“Understanding that process and how these cavities evolve will be key to understanding how Thwaites and western Antarctica will

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Elon Musk demos Neuralink Brain Computer Interface update – General – News

At a live streamed event on Friday, tech tycoon Elon Musk showcased the latest Neuralink technology. The demo starred a pig called Gertrude, which had a coin-sized computer chip implanted into her brain previously. In the webcast Musk summed up the device as “kind of like a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires”. However, the possibilities of a high-functioning Brain Computer Interface (BCI) could go much further than that catchy snippet hints at, especially for people who have developed neurological problems or impairments. Moreover, Musk hinted that humans might one day need BCIs to stay relevant as computer AI marches onwards.

In July last year HEXUS reported upon Neuralink’s application to start human trials in 2020. No update was given with regard to human testing unfortunately, and no timelines were put forward.

So, what of this latest demonstration? There was a lot of talk about the

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Attorney General Lynn Fitch announces another sentencing in child exploitation case | Mississippi Politics and News

Attorney General Lynn Fitch announced sentencing in a case prosecuted by the Cyber Crime and Public Integrity Divisions of the Attorney General’s Office.

The case originated after investigators with the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office gathered intelligence of an internet user seeking files on the dark web known to be associated with child exploitation images. Using cybercrime investigation techniques, investigators sought a warrant to inspect any devices located at the defendant’s address. After execution of the search warrant, child exploitation images were located on the hard drive of a computer that belonged to Vernon Williams.

Vernon O. Williams, 62, of Rankin County pled guilty to one count of child exploitation and was sentenced on Monday, August 31 by Rankin County Circuit Judge Steve S. Ratcliff. Williams was sentenced to 30 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, serving 10 years with the remaining time suspended. He will be

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Business Buzz: United We Eat gets a kitchen; Chamber has BUILD grant video | Local News

The Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the public debut of the 2020 BUILD Grant support video. The video was created to support Missoula County’s application in the federal grant program. The full video can be viewed on the Missoula Chamber’s BUILD Grant Initiative web page, https://www.missoulachamber.com/build-grant.html.

In 2019, the Chamber organized a trip for 19 members of the public and private sector to Washington, D.C., in support of Missoula’s application. That trip resulted in a $13 million grant — the only BUILD Grant awarded in Montana last year.

Due to COVID-19 concerns and travel restrictions, a trip to Washington, D.C., was not possible this year. The Chamber again volunteered to put together an advocacy effort in support of Missoula County. The Chamber brought together the members of last year’s delegation and, with the help of Paccom Media, produced a video sharing Missoula’s story and the need for further

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8 Back to school tech gadgets you need – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

The student in your life will be back to school soon if they aren’t already. Here’s a lists of eight great gadgets from Steve Greenberg, Gadget Nation author, to help them make the most of this school year whether they’re studying at school or at home.

The Soluna Light Alarm Clock from La Crosse Technology — ensures there’s a glow for every day and every mood with a variety of light settings. Choose to illuminate your room with your favorite color or pick one of the vibrant color gradients. If you find it’s hard to choose you can set the clock to cycle through all the color options. This slim profile alarm clock offers all the features of a traditional alarm clock, but also with the added settings you can use Comfort Mode to achieve an ideal sleeping environment, if you are looking to unwind and relax use the Guided

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AG issues alert about rampant computer repair scam | Wc News

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office reported Thursday that it has received over 100 calls from consumers across the state reporting a technology scam.

Consumers report having received a voicemail purporting to come from a major technology company in which the caller demands payment of up to $399 for antivirus software the consumer supposedly purchased.

“Consumers should use caution whenever they receive a suspicious call like this, particularly if they don’t have a prior relationship with the company in question,” Attorney General Morrisey said.

“Look for red flags such as a machine-generated voice, unusual word choices or improper grammar. Most importantly, never hand money over to a scammer or allow them to hack your computer and cause havoc.”

The phone calls often feature a robotic voice. In several instances, the voice informs the recipient, “This is to inform you that we have renewed your antivirus security for

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The Download: Tech News for 12/27


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    The Download Photos

    The MYX Fitness bike is more than just a commercial-grade, Wi-Fi-connected cardio spinning bike.The MYX Fitness bike is more than just a commercial-grade, Wi-Fi-connected cardio spinning bike.
    The MYX Fitness bike is more than just a commercial-grade, Wi-Fi-connected cardio spinning bike.The MYX Fitness bike is more than just a commercial-grade, Wi-Fi-connected cardio spinning bike.

    Here are some of the latest tech items featured in the News 12 series The Download.

    Here are some of the latest tech items featured in the News 12 series The Download.


  • The Download: The Opte

    The Download: The Opte

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    Using a digital camera, The Opte analyzes your skin looking for freckles, age spots or other imperfections, then it accurately sprays on a concealer.Using a digital camera, The Opte analyzes your skin looking for freckles, age spots or other imperfections, then it accurately sprays on a concealer.
    Using a digital camera, The Opte analyzes your skin looking for freckles, age spots or other imperfections, then it accurately sprays on a concealer.Using a digital camera, The Opte analyzes your skin looking for freckles, age spots or other imperfections, then it accurately sprays on a concealer.

    Using a digital camera, The Opte analyzes your skin looking for freckles, age spots or other imperfections,

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