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"Welcome to Audioburst’s Tech playlist. We’ll talk nerdy to you with the latest technology news, delivered in bite-sized bursts of audio, curated from leading podcasts and talk radio shows.

 Storm sweeps Hawaii, brings threat of ‘catastrophic’ floods

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:32 sec | 4 hrs ago

Storm sweeps Hawaii, brings threat of ‘catastrophic’ floods

"Now spread to at least 20 states In Hawaii Forecasters are warning of catastrophic flooding and landslides from an unusually strong winter storm system clobbering the islands with heavy rain and strong winds firefighters rescued 5 boys from a raging creek in Honolulu The national weather service says the greatest threat now is on Oahu and Kauai 80 years ago today an Attack on Pearl Harbor jettisoned the U.S. into World War II Last night in Honolulu they remembered those lost on the USS

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Some users say the new MacBook Pro’s SD card slot simply doesn’t work

Mac OS Ken

02:01 min | 6 hrs ago

Some users say the new MacBook Pro’s SD card slot simply doesn’t work

"The forums at Mac rumors indicate that the SD card reader slot in the new 14 inch and 16 inch MacBook Pro models is not functioning as expected with some SD cards. The whole thing sounds kind of all over the place. According to an article on the issue, Mac rumor says some cards are crashing and inaccessible. Some have unusually slow transfer speeds, some flash and error message, and some crashed the finder. Formatting does not seem to be the issue that the piece says it may be a factor the piece says they're also does not seem to be a common thread between which cards work and which do not but multiple users have reported that using an SD card reader over USB-C works when the SD card slot does not. So start with that, I guess. And hope for an actual effect at some point. While apple is said to be aware of the issue, the company does not seem to have addressed it publicly. Apple has entered a partnership with the boys and girls club of America covering a sizable swath of America. Tag crunch says the Cupertino company and the after school crow are launching a program to bring coding instructions to kids across the U.S.. Employing apples, everyone can code curriculum, TechCrunch says the new program will initially launch and ten new regions, including Atlanta, Austin, Texas, metro D.C., Miami dade county, Florida, wake county, North Carolina, and Silicon Valley with the goal of expanding coding opportunities to clubs nationwide. It has already launched in Atlantic City New Jersey, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, Tennessee, and or New Jersey. The never ending award season continues. That's sort of inherent in the term never

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 Scientist behind UK vaccine says next pandemic may be worse

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:15 min | 7 hrs ago

Scientist behind UK vaccine says next pandemic may be worse

"Behind the British Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is warning that the next pandemic may be more contagious and more lethal unless more money is devoted to research and preparations to fight emerging viral threats. In a speech on Monday, professor Sara Gilbert said the scientific advances made in fighting deadly viruses must not be lost because of the cost of fighting the current pandemic. This will not be the last time a virus threatens our lives and our livelihoods, Gilbert said. The truth is, the next one could be worse. It could be more contagious or more lethal or both. Gilbert spoke on Monday night when she delivered this year's Richard dimbleby lecture named after the late broadcaster who was the BBC's first war correspondent and a pioneer of television news in Britain. Gilbert urged governments to redouble their commitment to scientific research and pandemic preparedness, even after the threat of COVID-19 wanes. We can not allow a situation where we have gone through all we have gone through and then find that the enormous economic losses we have sustained mean there is still no funding for pandemic preparedness, she said. The advances we have made and the knowledge we have gained must

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Toyota announces site for its first U.S. battery plant

BTV Simulcast

01:05 min | 9 hrs ago

Toyota announces site for its first U.S. battery plant

"And Toyota would build its first battery factory in the U.S. at a site in Greensboro North Carolina as it joins an industry wide push to electrify its fleet The Japanese carmaker will invest $1.3 billion in the facility which is to start production in 2025 It's expected Panasonic and the company called prime planet energy solutions will join the partnership That is your business match Let's just give you a quick snapshot of what's going on with markets We put together the global market map for you here You've got Asian Japan China equities all bouncing back you've got a triple-o cut in play in Asia That boasts the equity market narrative But the Aussie dollar is kicking higher Why Well look the RBA has come out this morning They see economic recovery pushing through Omni Kron and therein lies the point the bar to raising rates seems to be getting lower The Central Bank more upbeat on the economy's prospects but they don't think that amica is going to derail the recovery the Aussies traded iron ore is flying higher this morning

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The Batman’s Colin Farrell to star in HBO Max’s new Penguin series

News, Traffic and Weather

00:29 sec | 10 hrs ago

The Batman’s Colin Farrell to star in HBO Max’s new Penguin series

"Colin Farrell is set to reprise his role as an iconic villain The actor has signed on to star in a series spinoff of The Batman where he would play the penguin Variety is reporting the series will dive into penguin's rise to power and Gotham and will be picked up by HBO Max Ferrell will play the villain first in the film which is set for release on March 4th 2022 The character has previously been played by actors bird just Meredith Danny DeVito

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 Toyota to build $1.3B battery plant near Greensboro, N.C.

Bloomberg Daybreak Asia

01:18 min | 13 hrs ago

Toyota to build $1.3B battery plant near Greensboro, N.C.

"Of dollar notes outstanding Or Toyota is choosing North Carolina for its first battery factory in the United States the Japanese company said it will invest $1.3 billion in the project and the plant will create more than 1700 new jobs The announcement follows Toyota's pledge to invest $3.4 billion in automotive batteries in the U.S. over the next decade Toyota said its new manufacturing facility is scheduled to start production in 2025 not saying too much reaction in shares in Tokyo Tesla shares bouncing back from the earlier losses the initial drop due to reports saying regulators opened an investigation into the EV company Reuters reported that the SEC's investigation was about solar panel defects And the scrutiny was started over claims from a whistleblower Bloomberg's at ludlow gives us some more context This whistleblower is a guy called Stephen henke's He was a tester employee In fact he was a SolarCity employee which was then of course acquired by Tesla And in 2019 according to this Reuters report you know he made regulators aware of some concerns he had he filed a whistleblower's report He was later fired in August 2020 by Tesla And then he sued them you know for wrongful dismissals saying that you know he was essentially fired because he brought some of these issues to light

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 Shares of EV maker Lucid slide after disclosing SEC subpoena

CNBC's Fast Money

00:33 sec | 16 hrs ago

Shares of EV maker Lucid slide after disclosing SEC subpoena

"Competition. We've got a buzz kill happening on lucid right now. The EV maker is getting subpoenaed by the SEC for documents related to its spac deal. The shares plunge as you can see there by as much as 20% close the day down more than 5%. Dan, I mean, you flagged this story here. I only bring up on you. You mentioned competition. Lucid is in a very growingly hyper competitive industry. A lot of names getting a lot more attention in electric vehicles. Just how much does this news really change the investment thesis for lucid? Well, that's a great

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Trump social media firm says it has raised $1bn

Sound ON

00:43 sec | 16 hrs ago

Trump social media firm says it has raised $1bn

"At 1.43% You know that blank check company that's merging with former president Trump's new social media firm Well it's now under the microscope This company digital world acquisition corp says that the SEC sought records in early November and now we are learning that representative Devin Nunes is quitting Congress to head former president Trump's new media startup We've got a stable dollar and a much weaker yen as we get set for trading in Tokyo the end at one 1350 against the greenback I'm Doug Chris that's your Bloomberg business flash You're listening to Bloomberg sound on with Joe Matthew on Bloomberg radio

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SEC probes Tesla over whistleblower claims on solar panel defects

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:44 sec | 19 hrs ago

SEC probes Tesla over whistleblower claims on solar panel defects

"Recovery Among actively traded issues we have Tesla shares being bounced around a bit today The SEC has reportedly opened and investigation into the company Reuters was saying this probe centers on a whistleblower's claim of defect in Tesla's solar panels I have that stock down about a half of 1% So with the appetite that we have for risk assets I think we should include crude oil in there WTI 69 75 a gain of something greater than 5% now in the electronic session and to move up in long-term interest rates as well with a ten year treasury right now higher by more than 8 basis points and yield to 1.43% I'm Doug Chris and that is your Bloomberg business flash

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It's not science fiction. Scientists have really made robots that reproduce

Morning Edition

00:31 sec | 1 d ago

It's not science fiction. Scientists have really made robots that reproduce

"Year a team of scientists from the university of Vermont tufts and Harvard took stem cells from a frog and turned them into robots specifically tiny tiny creatures called xenobots and then the scientists sat back and watched something totally new happen in the lab The tiny robots made copies of themselves If they find themselves in an environment with other cells sprinkled on the bottom of the Petri dish they will go around and like tiny little bulldozers basically corral these other cells

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Bitcoin holds steady below $50,000 in volatile weekend trading

Bloomberg Daybreak

00:32 sec | 1 d ago

Bitcoin holds steady below $50,000 in volatile weekend trading

"I have any thank you It was a wild weekend for cryptocurrencies and that has Bitcoin trading below 50,000 this morning Let's get the latest live from Bloomberg's ready to young Good morning Good morning Nathan Bitcoin fell as much as 21% over the weekend and as a result it's underperformed rivals like ether and is recovering from uncertainty slower than the rest of the crypto market Analysts say that's more proof that the world's largest cryptocurrencies becoming more institutionalized as big investors buy in and Bitcoin begins feeling the effect of global events

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Hackers take $196 million from crypto exchange Bitmart, security firm says

Jim Bohannon

00:43 sec | 1 d ago

Hackers take $196 million from crypto exchange Bitmart, security firm says

"Destroyed one of its own satellites A security firm says hackers made off with nearly $200 million from the crypto trading platform BitMart bit Mark confirmed the hex Saturday night saying it was a large scale security breach while bit Mart states the hackers with drew on a $150 million in assets the security and data analytics firm estimates that number is at 196 million The hackers reportedly took a mix of over 20 tokens including binance coin and safe moon and Shiba Inu Chicago's annual toys for Todd's parade returned to Chicago this year For more than 40 years the Chicagoland motorcycle parade toys for tots has drawn thousands of bikers

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The worst-performing tech stocks this week suggest the U.S. is done with Covid lockdowns

Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

00:33 sec | 1 d ago

The worst-performing tech stocks this week suggest the U.S. is done with Covid lockdowns

"Looking higher in terms of futures U.S. stocks 50 futures are up by 1.2% S&P 500 evenly futures also gaining half of 1% this morning This after a tumultuous week last week U.S. stocks were down for a fourth week in a row European stocks also dropped for a third week in a row but futures are in the green That is despite the losses that we've seen in Asia MSCI Asia Pacific index down by 7 tenths of 1% China's tech share suffering heavy losses at hang seng down by 1.7% The regulatory outlook is still clouded after DDC listing plans

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The next Mac mini: Redesigned models with upgraded chips coming in 2022 - Macworld

Mac Power Users

01:22 min | 1 d ago

The next Mac mini: Redesigned models with upgraded chips coming in 2022 - Macworld

"Having to step up to the expensive Mac mini that we believe is coming or the higher end iMac, which we believe it's coming. Like the base model machines, I hope get additional ports with later Apple silicon chipsets. Yeah, I agree. And I think we live in a world where people are used to relatively inexpensive USB-A hubs that are reliable. They are powered, but they don't need a Mac mini sized brick. And I think, you know, apple and the other technology companies need to come up with better solutions for us. Maybe I'm arguing against the laws of physics here, but I feel like there must be a way to make this easier. If you really want this USB-C to become the end all be all for us, then it needs to be easier to duplicate ports. Yeah, and from what I read, the thunderbolt four USB-C, like this new era, that should alleviate some of this, but it's going to take a while for stuff to show up on the market, let alone be affordable in the market. I mean, you can get one of those anchor things for like 25 bucks on Amazon. I don't know if we'll ever get there with more USB-C ports, but I hope we do because the world is going that way. And to make it easier and easier, like that was sort of the promise of USB-C and we're not quite there yet. Well, I mean, is the world going

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How to watch NASA’s Laser Communications launch early on Monday

Face the Nation

01:09 min | 1 d ago

How to watch NASA’s Laser Communications launch early on Monday

"Forbes The launch of a United launch alliance rocket is being rescheduled due to a fuel leak The Atlas four rocket lift off from cape canaveral is now scheduled for 404 a.m. eastern tomorrow The mission involves lasers for data communications between NASA and the International Space Station I'm dean kodiak Sports gambling once again in limbo in Florida we'll all talk as details The seminal tribes hard rock sports book app has stopped accepting bets this after a federal appeals court denies the tribe's request to put a hold on a judge's ruling that scrapped its sports betting deal with the state in a statement the seminal tribe says quote despite the decision the Seminole tribe looks forward to working with the state of Florida and the U.S. Department of Justice to aggressively defend the validity of the 2021 compact A San Francisco restaurant is getting bad reviews and it has nothing to do with food People are leaving comments saying they're disappointed after three uniformed officers from the San Francisco police department were asked to leave the Hilda and Jesse restaurant in north beach Friday morning An Instagram post from the restaurant explained their business is a safe space in the presence of officers and their weapons made them uncomfortable The restaurant staff said they politely asked the officers to leave San

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Chris Cuomo terminated from CNN

Bloomberg Best

01:25 min | 2 d ago

Chris Cuomo terminated from CNN

"Possible to limit the damage caused by the virus CNN is letting go Chris Cuomo the cable news network announced Saturday that Cuomo has been terminated effective immediately Cuomo was suspended earlier this week After new information came to light about his involvement to aid his brother former New York governor Andrew Cuomo against sexual harassment allegations In a statement CNN says the decision comes after they hired a law firm to conduct a review of the new information and that despite the firing they will continue to investigate as appropriate The U.S. Secretary of Defense says the country is not afraid of competition as China increases its military advancements Lloyd Austin said during the Reagan national defense forum's keynote address that America is not a country that quote fears competition China recently tested a hypersonic weapon system and strengthened its nuclear capabilities with potentially as many as 1000 nuclear warheads ready by the end of the decade Austin said the U.S. will not make nations pick between ties And Iran is walking away from all concessions at its previously made in negotiations in reviving a 2015 nuclear deal That's according to a senior U.S. official talking to reporters on Saturday who also said the country is pushing for getting compromises from other governments and laying out new demands I'm Jim Forbes

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Car Thieves Are Using AirTags to Track Vehicles - PCMag.com

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:56 sec | 2 d ago

Car Thieves Are Using AirTags to Track Vehicles - PCMag.com

"News There's been a sharp increase in stolen cars and car break ins all around the DMV and more often those vehicles are being taken by armed thieves day and night It is impossible to guarantee you won't be the next victim but you can reduce the odds Parking lots are sort of a necessity but they're also a target rich environment for car thieves Because people go there and they know that there are going to be cars there that could potentially be targets Hannah Glasgow is a spokeswoman for greenbelt police A good way for individuals to prevent this is always keep your doors locked if you're driving through a parking lot at night And make sure your doors are locked once your parked two preferably in a well lit area Anyone wanting to steal your car or steal something from it doesn't want to be seen and don't leave anything valuable sitting out either It's amazing that if you don't leave your laptop sitting in the back seat it generally won't get taken John doeman W TOP news

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 Where's the snow? Rockies winter starts with a whimper

It's Been a Minute

00:36 sec | 2 d ago

Where's the snow? Rockies winter starts with a whimper

"Colorado and Wyoming have about half as much snow as normal Climate scientists say there's plenty of time left for those conditions to improve but they're watching those totals closely Low snow pack can have serious repercussions for the Colorado River Water that supplies 40 million people throughout the Southwest starts as winter snow in the rockies As the basin endures more than two decades now with drought cities and farms throughout the region can't afford another dry winter For NPR news I'm Alex Hager in Fort Collins Colorado Pope Francis is in Greece today the last leg of a trip to promote renewed dedication to promoting the common good He warns

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