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Роспотребнадзор выпустил рекомендации для кинотеатров: зрители должны сидеть в метре друг от друга
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С конца марта 2020 года кинотеатры в большинстве регионов не работают.

56 минут назад @ vc.ru
«Яндекс.Метрика» добавила инструмент для сравнения окупаемости разных рекламных каналов
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Пользователи смогут автоматически подсчитать коэффициент возврата инвестиций и одновременно посмотреть показатели разных источников.

59 минут назад @ vc.ru
Фонд TMT Investments сообщил об «исчезновении» украинских основателей стартапа Sixa с более $4 млн инвестиций
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Основатели платформы облачных вычислений не выходят на связь, а инвесторы сомневаются в существовании проекта, узнало издание Ain.ua.

1 час назад @ vc.ru
«Сейчас все хотят запустить онлайн-магазин»: основатель Ecwid Руслан Фазлыев о работе без отдыха и доверии инвесторов
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Стартап из Ульяновска привлёк $42 млн от американских фондов и теперь планирует покупать другие компании ради роста на рынке онлайн-торговли.

3 часа назад @ vc.ru
Маркетплейс goods.ru от «М.Видео» добавил возможность бронировать лекарства — пока забрать их можно только в аптеке
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Продавать медикаменты сама площадка не может из-за ограничений в законе.

5 часов назад @ vc.ru
Первый пилотируемый запуск SpaceX перенесли из-за погоды
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Запасные даты запуска — 22:22 мск 30 мая и 22:00 мск 31 мая.

14 часов назад @ vc.ru
«Тинькофф» оставит сотрудников на «удалёнке» до 1 августа и пересмотрит политику работы в офисе после «карантина»
«Тинькофф» оставит сотрудников на «удалёнке» до 1 августа и пересмотрит политику работы в офисе после «карантина»

Сейчас из дома работает 13 000 сотрудников группы.

14 часов назад @ vc.ru
Forbes: «Яндекс» отчитался перед инвесторами о начале восстановления рекламного рынка и прохождении «точки дна»
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Однако в целом ситуация на рынке сложная, говорят его участники: выручка крупнейших рекламодателей снижается на 10% и более.

15 часов назад @ vc.ru
CNBC: акции Netflix, Zoom и других популярных во время «карантина» сервисов начали падать по мере оживления бизнеса
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Инвесторы переключили внимание на традиционных ритейлеров, круизные и авиакомпании.

16 часов назад @ vc.ru
Установка из облака, ядро Linux, улучшение поиска и другие изменения: что нового в Windows 10 May 2020 Update
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Главные нововведения первого крупного обновления Windows 10 в 2020 году.

17 часов назад @ vc.ru
Сергей Собянин продлил «самоизоляцию» в Москве до 14 июня и частично снял ограничения для бизнеса
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Открывать парикмахерские, рестораны и фитнес-клубы «ещё рано», заявил мэр.

17 часов назад @ vc.ru
Где смотреть трансляцию запуска SpaceX Crew Dragon: официально, с комментариями экспертов и на русском языке
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От прямой трансляции NASA и русскоязычной Alpha Centauri до спецвыпуска National Geographic и Музея авиации.

18 часов назад @ vc.ru
Samsung запланировала выпустить собственные дебетовые карты с привязкой к Samsung Pay
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Компания предложит пользователям счёт для управления средствами и дебетовую карту Samsung Money в партнёрстве с платёжной системой Mastercard.

18 часов назад @ vc.ru
«Плати, или мы разрушим то, что тебе дорого»: кенийский сервис займов публично унижает клиентов за просрочку долгов
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Из-за приложения люди теряют работу и отношения, но за восемь лет его существования проблему так и не удалось решить.

18 часов назад @ vc.ru
Минтруд предложил выплачивать закрывшим дело индивидуальным предпринимателям пособие в 12 130 рублей
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И увеличить размер минимального пособия по безработице в три раза — до 4500 рублей.

19 часов назад @ vc.ru
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Роспотребнадзор утвердил правила работы кинотеатров: зрителей рассадят в метре друг от друга, кроме проживающих вместе
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Зрителям рекомендовали носить маски, но не обязали.

1 час назад @ tjournal.ru
Глава Twitter отказался считать соцсеть «арбитром истины» после отметки о недостоверности информации в твитах Трампа
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Компания должна только обозначить спорную информацию, чтобы люди сами делали выводы, считает Джек Дорси.

2 часа назад @ tjournal.ru
В России зафиксировали 8 371 новых случаев коронавируса. Общее число заболевших превысило 379 тысяч
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Власти фиксируют меньше девяти тысяч новых заболевших пятый день подряд.

3 часа назад @ tjournal.ru
ВШЭ: 23% россиян назвали пандемию коронавируса выдумкой заинтересованных лиц
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Ещё 9,6% считают, что опасность пандемии преувеличена.

3 часа назад @ tjournal.ru
«Ведомости»: референдум о слиянии Архангельской области и Ненецкого автономного округа в 2020 году не состоится
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Против слияния выступили депутаты НАО и местные жители. Секретарь Генсовета «Единой России» извинился за то, что «власти не посоветовались с людьми».

4 часа назад @ tjournal.ru
Boeing возобновила производство самолётов 737 Max
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Компания приостанавливала их выпуск после двух авиакатастроф, в которых погибли 346 человек.

5 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
Первый пилотируемый запуск SpaceX отменили из-за погоды
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Против природы не попрёшь.

14 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
В Москве разрешат гулять по графику, а в статистику больных не включат людей без жалоб. Главное о Covid-19 за день
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Дайджест за 27 мая.

14 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
Фигурант «московского дела» Егор Жуков заявил о пожертвовании 6,5 миллиона рублей от Павла Дурова на благотворительность
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Создатель Telegram перевёл 10 биткоинов проекту «Взаимопомощь».

16 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
В Москве продлили режим самоизоляции до 14 июня, но разрешили жителям города выходить на прогулки
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Пропускной режим также сохранится.

17 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
Уволенный губернатор впервые подал иск к Путину. Главы регионов лишь дважды судились с президентом — оба раза c Ельциным
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Один из губернаторов суд проиграл, хоть решение Ельцина признали незаконным, а другой выиграл — и создал прецедент в судебной практике.

19 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
В Сочи реку Хероту переименовали в Хороту
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19 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
Собянин объявил о смягчении карантина в Москве: с 1 июня разрешат гулять в парках и скверах, но по графику для домов
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В городе также возобновляется вся непродовольственная торговля и оказание части бытовых услуг.

21 час назад @ tjournal.ru
Госдума разрешила с октября блокировать мобильные приложения с пиратским контентом
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Новый закон распространяет эту обязанность и на агрегаторы приложений.

21 час назад @ tjournal.ru
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Обычно мы заранее не рассказываем, кто у нас будет, но ничего не мешает нам пойти против этой традиции и посовещаться.

22 часа назад @ tjournal.ru
Хабр: лучшее за сутки Хабр: лучшее за сутки
последний пост 2 часа назад
[Перевод] Телефоны, которые создали историю дизайна
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За свои 150 лет истории (если вы принадлежите к поклонникам Меуччи, а не Грейама Белла, то назовёте другое число) телефон прожил огромное количество жизней. Его чрезвычайно долгая эволюция и история характеризуются множеством технологических революций. По сути, телефон стал носителем «вируса» глобализации, в основе современных коммуникаций лежит понятие «телефонного звонка», а идея возможности мгновенной связи с практически любым человеком в мире демонстрирует наше понимание параллельности индивидуального существования каждого. Всегда было и есть нечто невероятно новое и волшебное в возможности услышать далёкий голос, вести разговор между Лондоном и Нью-Йорком, иметь доступ к любой информац…

2 часа назад @ habr.com
[Перевод] Поля расстояний Raymarching-а: объяснение и реализация в Unity
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Raymarching — это достаточно новая техника, используемая для рендеринга сцен реального времени. Она особенно интересна тем, что полностью вычисляется в шейдере экранного пространства. Другими словами, рендерер не получает доступа к данным мешей и сцена отрисовывается на одном четырёхугольнике, покрывающем всю область видимости камеры. Объекты в сцене задаются аналитическим уравнением, описывающим кратчайшее расстояние между точкой и поверхностью всех объектов сцены (поэтому полностью техника называется полями расстояний Raymarching-а). Оказывается, что даже при наличии только этой информации мы можем создавать поразительно сложные и красивые сцены. Более того, благодаря тому, что мы не испо…

2 часа назад @ habr.com
[Из песочницы] How old is this house. Как я делал карту возраста домов Петербурга
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Идея

Примерно из ниоткуда возникает идея сделать прекрасную складную карту Петербурга, показывающую возраст домов, их архитектурный стиль и на которой будут выделены здания — яркие представители стиля.

В памяти есть какие-то онлайн-проекты.

Беглый поиск дает много примеров из разных городов: Портланд, Рейкьявик, Нью-Йорк: Бруклин, Манхеттен, Барселона, Любляна, Львов, и даже проект масштаба страны, — Нидерланды.

Про Петербург тоже кое-что есть: например, отличные данные на Петроградку: «Ретроспектива застройки Петербурга» и проект Делового Петербурга: «Как застраивался Петербург: история строительства города за 68 секунд».

Цель — бумажная карта, к идее сделать how-old-is-this.house приду в …

3 часа назад @ habr.com
«Покинуло сортировочный центр»: как устроена логистика Почты России
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Если вы отправляли письмо из Москвы в Москву, то могли обратить внимание, что оно сделало непонятный крюк. К примеру, письмо из Алтуфьево в Ясенево может проехать через подмосковный Ногинск. Вот трекинг тестового письма, отправленного из Тверского района Москвы в Лефортово. Его маршрут выглядит так: Давыдково — это крупный сортировочный центр во Внуково. Прежде чем попасть к получателю, письмо пройдёт три сортировки. Расстояние, которое оно проезжает, почти в десять раз больше очевидной удаленности по карте. Читать дальше →

3 часа назад @ habr.com
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В прошлую пятницу, 22 мая, ракета Falcon 9 с пилотируемым кораблём Crew Dragon прошли проверку Flight Readiness Review — стандартную операцию для пусков ещё с эпохи шаттлов. Изначально предполагалось, что FRR закончится в четверг, но анализ продлился 2 суток. Сотрудники SpaceX, НАСА и ответственные за эксплуатацию МКС оценили безопасность космического корабля и ракеты-носителя. Администратор НАСА заявил, что разрешает запуск SpaceX. В тот же день SpaceX успешно провела огневые испытания ракеты. В выходные SpaceX провела генеральную репетицию старта. Экипаж корабля вышел на него в лётных скафандрах, персонал отработал основные процедуры — лишь ракету не заправили. В этот понедельник, 25 мая,…

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Оказывается, вот что: тёплое мерцание двух терминалов! На самом деле, чем больше, тем лучше. Читать дальше →

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«Инвестиции — это такой же бизнес, как и любой другой». Инвесторы — о шансах офлайн-предпринимателей войти в их число
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«Инвестиции — это такой же бизнес, как и любой другой».

Инвесторы — о шансах офлайн-предпринимателей войти в их числоНекоторые предприниматели с опытом запуска успешных технологических стартапов сами превращаются в инвесторов.

Сейчас постепенно стирается грань между этими сферами, и большинство инвесторов из реального сектора хорошо разбираются в особенностях диджитал.

Не стоит относится к инвестициям в предпринимателей как спекуляции — это такой же бизнес, как и любой другой.

И мы говорим не только о финансах, но даже больше о так называемых умных категориях, таких как как связи и опыт.

1 час назад @ rb.ru
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Дина Басс из Bloomberg поговорила с владельцами опустевших квестов и узнала, как они спасаются от банкротства в условиях пандемии коронавируса.

«И что мне теперь делать, привязать к голове GoPro и ждать звонков от клиентов?» — спросил он у местных предпринимателей.

Вместо типовых инструкций, например,«не открывать вещи с применением силы», владельцы квеста дают советы, как включить демонстрацию экрана и использовать Google Диск.

По данным блога Room Escape Artist, в 2019 году в США было зарегистрировано 2350 квест-комнат по сравнению с двадцатью в 2014 году.

— Это как лейкопластырь.

1 час назад @ rb.ru
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29 мая состоится онлайн-конференция для подростков от 12 до 17 лет.

Мероприятие посвящено актуальным вопросам разработки, управления проектами и тестирования.

В программе выступления:Николай Давыдов, венчурный инвестор из Кремниевой Долины с докладом «В кого верят инвесторы.

Три IT-проекта, в которые я вложился, и они взлетели»Кирилл Кручинкин, лидер проектов в Facebook, расскажет про карьеру в ITДмитрий Ножнин, продуктовый директор Wargaming, выступит с докладом «Бегите, глупцы!

Вся правда о gamedev»Евгений Черешнев, генеральный директор Biolink Technologies, тема выступления — «Как остаться человеком в наступившей эре машин»Конференция продлится пять часов, после выступлений спикеров подр…

2 часа назад @ rb.ru
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Поскольку мы работаем в основном с юридическими лицами, в этом плане мы подстроились под клиентов.

Но пока что мы видим, что в целом справились с этой задачей — заказчики активно размещают заявки, а курьеры быстро их разбирают.

В мирное время — развиваться и процветать, а в такое, как сейчас — выживать и держаться на плаву.

Это работает и в обычных условиях — дайте людям ответственность и полномочия, и они вас удивят (в хорошем смысле).

В остальном помогают те же способы, что и в офисе: четко формулировать задачи, чаще ревьюить показатели, не дергая сотрудников (смотреть статистику самостоятельно), и закидывать обсуждения по показателям или ситуациям все в тот же общий чат.

2 часа назад @ rb.ru
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Россияне рассказали, на что обращают внимание при выборе работодателя во время пандемииТреть россиян изменили свое отношение к соцпакетам в связи с эпидемией коронавируса и стали обращать больше внимания на его наличие при выборе работодателя.

Для 13% россиян за последние полтора месяца наличие соцпакета стало одним из главных факторов при выборе работодателя.

При этом большинство опрошенных думают, что для них была бы полезнее прямая материальная поддержка в виде дополнительных выплат.

Отмечается, что в настоящее время россияне считают, что предоставлять работникам только стандартный набор бонусов (ДМС, оплата обучения, занятий спортом и другие) уже недостаточно.

75% опрошенных считают, чт…

2 часа назад @ rb.ru
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Вот ряд технологий, которые помогут ей свершиться и на которые инвесторы в сфере PropTech возлагают надежды.

Подобные проекты, автоматизирующие проверку недвижимости и проводящие онлайн-оценку, появляются и в России.

Подобные решения были и до пандемии, причем рассчитанные не только на покупателей, но и на застройщиков — например, «Сделка.рф».

Цифровые каналы связи помогут построить клиентоцентричные модели, и это не про холодный обзвон с предложением взять ипотеку на несколько миллионов рублей.

3 часа назад @ rb.ru
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Генеральным директором CarPrice стал Маттье Ланнегранд.

На посту гендиректора Ланнегранд сменил Дениса Долматова, который возглавлял компанию четыре года.

Долматов покинул CarPrice в конце марта по собственному желанию.

Компанию основали в 2014 году инвестор и создатель проекта KupiVIP.ru Оскар Хартманн и предприниматель Эдуард Гуринович.

3 часа назад @ rb.ru
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У меня они были всегда, но я не думала об этом как об отдельном бизнесе — так, подработка.

Клиентов не было, но не было и времени их искать.

Продолжать работать с тем руководством я не могла — все же в работе, как и в жизни, для меня важны люди.

«Когда переезжала, думала только об одном: как кормить ребенка»В Беларуси я была и директором, и маркетологом, и всем сразу.

И хотя в ближайшее время строить новый бизнес я не планирую, через год вполне рассмотрю перспективу запуска ювелирного бизнеса — это мое хобби.

3 часа назад @ rb.ru
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Он «предсказывает» стоимость билетов на те даты, на которые реальных данных еще нет.

Технологии и внутренний туризмОнлайн-платежи, мобильные приложения, быстрый поиск, чат-боты — все эти элементы стали практически обязательными для любого современного сервиса, и туристический рынок здесь не исключение.

Рынок путешествий и поездок изменится в связи с резким увеличением цен на авиабилеты, поэтому путешественники будут рассматривать и другие релевантные виды транспорта.

Подумайте, как адаптировать ваш продукт с учетом внутренних поездок и экономической ситуации на рынке пассажирских перевозок.

Помните, как в «Алисе в зазеркалье»?

3 часа назад @ rb.ru
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Об этом говорится в сообщении сервиса.

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Маркетплейс goods.ru запустил бронирование лекарств с возможностью забрать их в партнерских аптеках.

Goods.ru работает как агрегатор аптек, к нему подключены 426 точек в Москве, Московской области, Санкт-Петербурге и Ленинградской области.

К концу года маркетплейс рассчитывает увеличить количество партнерских аптек до 5 тысяч точек.

По данным ЕГРЮЛ, контрольный пакет goods.ru принадлежит группе компаний «М.видео – Эльдорадо».

Бронирование лекарств с возможностью забрать их в аптечном пункте уже есть у apteka.ru, «Здравсити» и аптечных сетей,

4 часа назад @ rb.ru
«Не пытайтесь «хайпить» на теме пандемии». Как сегодня завоевать аудиторию на рынке мобильных игр
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Останется ли спрос на мобильные игры таким же высоким?

Тогда людям пришлось отказаться от походов в рестораны и на концерты в целях экономии.

Выбирайте актуальную тематику, чтобы обратить на себя внимание, но не пытайтесь «хайпить» на теме пандемииВо время пандемии в игровых чартах выстрелило несколько игр на тему медицины и докторов.

Поэтому не тратьте время на усовершенствование игры и добавление большего количества уровней в начале (это можно сделать в следующих релизах).

Благодаря этому издатель может понять игровую механику и схематическую визуализацию и оценить идею игры на самой ранней стадии.

4 часа назад @ rb.ru
Марк Цукерберг раскритиковал Twitter за оценку сообщений Трампа
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Глава Facebook Марк Цукерберг в эфире телеканала Fox News раскритиковал Twitter за оценку сообщений.

Ранее Twitter пометил одно из сообщений президента США Дональда Трампа как содержащее неправду.

Цукерберг отметил, что политика Facebook в оценке достоверности высказываний пользователей отличается от той, что принята в Twitter.

«Я твердо убежден, что Facebook не должна выносить суждения о достоверности всего, что люди пишут в интернете.

Twitter отметил, что в этом сообщении содержится недостоверная информация.

4 часа назад @ rb.ru
Владимир Путин объявил о новых мерах поддержки безработных
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Президент России Владимир Путин на совещании по ситуации на рынке труда объявил новые меры поддержки безработных.

Меры поддержки безработных:утроить минимальное пособие по безработице с 1 мая - с 1500 до 4500 рублей.

Пособие будет назначаться на несовершеннолетних;выплачивать ИП, закрывшим дело, максимальное пособие по безработице в размере 12 130 рублей.

Путин отметил на совещании, что наибольший рост рост числа безработных с 1 марта по 20 апреля зафиксирован в Тюменской, Калининградской, Вологодской областях, Чувашии и Бурятии.

В частности, потерявшие работу после 1 марта и обратившиеся в службу занятости могут получать с апреля по июнь пособие по безработице в размере 12 130 рублей.

6 часов назад @ rb.ru
92% компаний в России изменили свое отношение к сфере технологий — исследование
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Исследование AppDynamics показало, что 92% российских компаний пересмотрели свои приоритеты в сфере технологий во время эпидемии коронавируса.

Исследование «Отчет об агентах трансформации» было проведено в период с 22 апреля по 6 мая 2020 года и содержит ответы ИТ-специалистов высшего и среднего звена из 10 стран, включая Россию.

Выяснилось, что в результате развития пандемии 74% ИТ-специалистов в России испытали самую высокую техническую нагрузку в истории их компаний.

При этом были обнаружены различные слабые стороны технологических стратегий организаций и потребность в дополнительной поддержке со стороны руководства.

Основным приоритетом развития в сфере технологий стало повышение качест…

16 часов назад @ rb.ru
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Даже Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra компактнее. Honor готовит огромный среднебюджетный смартфон с 5G
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Вчера мы говорили о смартфоне Honor Play 4 Pro, который может стать идейным наследником модели Honor Play.

То есть это очень крупный смартфон.

Его габариты — 170 х 78 х 8,9 мм при массе 213 г, и это больше (не считая массы), чем у Galaxy S20 Ultra!

В любом случае речь точно не идёт о флагманской SoC, так что и цена на новинку явно будет не самой высокой.

Если предположить, что все слухи верны, то Honor Play 4 будет ощутимо дешевле старшей модели, то есть можно ожидать цену около 300-330 долларов.

59 минут назад @ ixbt.com
Монитор MSI Optix MAG274R поддерживает частоту обновления 144 Гц
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Компания MSI представила монитор Optix MAG274R, адресованный любителям киберспорта.

В случае Optix MAG274R время реакции равно 1 мс.

Экран охватывает 95% цветового пространства DCI-P3 и 132% цветового пространства sRGB.

Конструкция подставки обеспечивает изменение угла наклона в пределах от -5º до 25º, поворот на угол ±75º, изменение ориентации экрана и регулировку высоты на 100 мм.

Два нисходящих порта выведены на разъемы USB-A, третий — на разъем USB-C. Цену новинки производитель не приводит.

1 час назад @ ixbt.com
Система безопасности Windows блокирует установку новой версии Windows 10
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Компания Microsoft признала новую проблему с приложением Windows Security (Безопасность Windows).

Несовместимость была обнаружена в определённых драйверах дисплеев с Windows 10 версии 2004 при включённой защите «целостности памяти» в функции защиты целостности кода на основе виртуализации (HVCI, Hypervisor-protected code integrity).

Если же пользователь не желает отключать данную настройку, то понадобится установить свежие драйвера дисплея от производителя, чтобы снять блокировку при установке обновления.

Ранее Microsoft опубликовала длинный список признанных проблем в Windows 10 May 2020 Update.

Для перечисленных в том списке ситуаций Microsoft советует не устанавливать обновление ОС альте…

1 час назад @ ixbt.com
Внешность обманчива. Для системы охлаждения Jonsbo CR-1100 выбраны непривычные цвета
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Компания Jonsbo окрасила процессорную систему охлаждения CR-1100 в розовый и белый цвета.

Непривычное для таких изделий сочетание цветов придает CR-1100 сходство с игрушкой или кондитерским изделием.

Конструкция CR-1100 включает радиатор башенного типа, пронизанный шестью медными тепловыми трубками диаметром 6 мм, непосредственно контактирующими с процессором у основания.

С двух сторон на радиаторе закреплены вентиляторы с полупрозрачными крыльчатками, которые одновременно играют роль рассеивателей для светодиодов ARGB.

Воздушный поток при этом меняется в диапазоне 39,1-97,9 м3/ч, а уровень шума — в диапазоне 18,0-31,0 дБА.

1 час назад @ ixbt.com
Полнокадровый объектив HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4ED SDM AW оценен в 1899 долларов
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Как и ожидалось, компания Ricoh Imaging представила полнокадровый объектив HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4ED SDM AW, предварительные сведения о котором, включая дату анонса, появились несколько дней назад.

Это второй объектив с фиксированным фокусным расстоянием в серии объективов Pentax Star (*) нового поколения.

По словам производителя, объективы этой серии, предназначенные для использования с цифровыми зеркальными фотокамерами Pentax с байонетом K, превосходят все остальные модели объективов Pentax.

Для HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4ED SDM AW был разработан новый ультразвуковой двигатель с прямым приводом кольцевого типа, который обеспечивает быструю и точную автоматическую фокусировку.

Объектив ос…

1 час назад @ ixbt.com
Сервис Google Stadia наконец-то получил поддержку разрешений QHD в Chrome
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Google наконец-то добавила в потоковый игровой сервис Stadia, позволяющий играть в игры, запуская их на удалённых серверах, поддержку разрешения QHD в случае запуска в Chrome.

Ранее были доступны лишь разрешения Full HD и 4K UHD, так что у владельцев мониторов с разрешением 2560 х 1440 пикселей не было возможности играть в родном разрешении.

Для запуска игр в таком разрешении, согласно данным самой Google, понадобится доступ к Сети на скорости не менее 35 Мбит/с.

Также нужна подписка Stadia Pro.

Кроме того, Google добавила в сервис две новые игры: Jotun: Valhalla Edition и Sundered: Eldritch Edition.

1 час назад @ ixbt.com
Зачем в России покупают телевизоры. Как, когда и почём
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Компания Samsung Electronics провела исследование среди российских пользователей и выяснила причины покупки телевизоров, важные факторы при выборе и тому подобное.

В исследовании приняли участие владельцы телевизоров Samsung и других брендов в разных городах России.

Определяющим параметром при сравнении моделей становится размер экрана.

Как правило, недостаточный размер диагонали – основная причина покупки нового устройства как в основном ценовом сегменте (до 90 тысяч рублей), так и в премиальном (более 90 тысяч рублей).

Женщины чаще обращают внимание на стоимость, наличие скидок, в то время как для мужчин важнее разрешение экрана и наличие «умных» функций.

1 час назад @ ixbt.com
Asus и MSI тоже решили дать пользователям возможность разгонять неразгоняемые процессоры Intel
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Месяц назад компания ASRock представила функцию Base Frequency Boost (BFB), позволяющую разгонять те процессоры Intel Comet Lake-S, которые изначально для разгона не предназначены и не имеют разблокированного множителя.

Как минимум у Asus и MSI уже есть аналогичные функции.

У ASRock параметр PL1 повышается с 65 до 125 Вт, у Asus — до 125 Вт (до 210 Вт на системной плате ROG Strix B460-F), а у MSI — сразу до 255 Вт.

В теории это должно приводить к разным результатам, но будут ли это подтверждено на практике, пока неясно.

Смогут ли реализации ASRock, MSI и Asus обеспечить лучший результат, покажут тесты.

1 час назад @ ixbt.com
В Китае открылись 3D-магазины следующего поколения
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Причем принять участие в этой инициативе Tmall изначально согласились более 100 крупных компаний, включая IKEA.

При помощи подобных 3D-магазинов потенциальные покупатели при помощи своих смартфонов смогут просмотреть весь ассортимент товаров и совершить покупки, не выходя из дома.

Аналитики уверены, что с распространением сетей пятого поколения сервисы 3D-шопинга будет набирать все большую популярность.

Как уже сообщалось, изначально в 3D-магазине Tmall появились товары более 100 известных брендов.

Например, торговая зона IKEA занимает площадь 3000 квадратных метров, воссозданных с максимальной точностью в масштабе 1:1.

2 часа назад @ ixbt.com
Снижает ли автономность iPhone новая iOS 13.5? Тест семи смартфонов даёт ответ
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Такие же истории были и про автономность.

Возникли они совершенно не на пустом месте, так как были случаи, когда тесты действительно фиксировали ощутимо падение и производительности, и автономности после очередного обновления iOS.

Недавно Apple выпустила iOS 13.5, и специалисты источника решили проверить, не провернула ли компания нечто подобное на этот раз.

Как оказалось, у некоторых моделей iPhone, а всего было протестировано семь аппаратов, действительно были зафиксированы заметные отличия в результатах между iOS 13.5 и предыдущими версиями системы.

Стоит оговорить, что в итоговой диаграмме источник допустил ошибку: iPhone XR с новой прошивкой набрал не 3983 балла, а 3583 балла, то есть …

2 часа назад @ ixbt.com
Xiaomi представила прозрачные механические часы с турбийоном
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В ассортименте китайского производственного гиганта Xiaomi появились новые механические часы, которые получили названием Xiaomi TwentySeventeen Skeleton Tourbillon Mechanical Watch.

На стадии коллективного финансирования часы Xiaomi TwentySeventeen Skeleton Tourbillon Mechanical Watch можно приобрести по цене около 700 долларов, а после выхода они будут стоить почти 840 долларов.

Передняя и задняя панели часов выполнены из синтетического сапфира, то есть задняя панель тоже является прозрачной и вы можете наблюдать работу часового механизма с обеих сторон.

На боковой части корпуса часов расположены рельефные узоры.

Турбийон — это устройство для контроля точной работы часов, которое было изоб…

2 часа назад @ ixbt.com
В Сети засветился настольный Ryzen 3 4200G — потенциально лучший APU для бюджетного гейминга
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Это будут аналоги мобильных Ryzen 4000, то есть можно ожидать до восьми процессорных ядер и GPU вплоть до Vega 8.

Теперь же в Сети засветился бюджетный Ryzen 3 4200G.

То есть это почти Ryzen 3 3300X, только с чуть меньшей пиковой частотой, но зато с графическим ядром.

Источник сообщает, что в основе Ryzen 3 4200G лежит GPU Vega 6 с частотой 1,7 ГГц, который набирает 3489 баллов.

В целом же можно ожидать, что Ryzen 3 4200G будет ощутимо быстрее Ryzen 3 3200G по процессорной части и немного быстрее по графической.

2 часа назад @ ixbt.com
Смартфоны Xiaomi впервые обогнали Samsung в России. Honor пока недосягаем
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В апреле китайская компания Xiaomi впервые обошла корейскую Samsung по продажам смартфонов в России.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra и Xiaomi Mi Note 10В результате, Xiaomi вышла на второе место по продажам в штучном выражении.

В марте на его долю приходилось 26,5% рынка.

Также отмечается, что в марте Xiaomi уже вышла на первое место по онлайн-продажам.

Апрельский взлёт может быть связан именно с увеличением онлайн-продаж во время режима самоизоляции, который был введён в связи с пандемией коронавируса.

2 часа назад @ ixbt.com
Redmi расстреляла свой новый смартфон овощами и фруктами
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Смартфоны Redmi 10X и 10X Pro получились достаточно любопытными, хотя старшая модель неожиданно оказалась дороже модели Mi 10 Youth Edition, которая по ряду параметров всё же лучше.

Как бы там ни было, сегодня Redmi решила прорекламировать новинки с неожиданной стороны.

Эти смартфоны не имеют никакой сертификации касательно защиты от физических воздействий, но, как показывает видео Redmi, всё же весьма и весьма крепкие.

И после этого смартфон якобы остался совершенно неповреждённым, что является заслугой стекла Gorilla Glass 5.

Конечно, ролик постановочный, и как там всё было на самом деле, мы не знаем, но смотрится весьма занятно, что и нужно было Redmi.

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Пользовательское окружение Chrome OS ограничивается web-браузером, а вместо стандартных программ задействованы web-приложения, тем не менее, Chrome OS включает в себя полноценный многооконный интерфейс, рабочий стол и панель задач.

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Основные изменения в Chrome OS 83: Добавлена возможность присвоения имён виртуальным рабочим столам.

В ARC++ (App Runtime for Chrome), прослойке для…

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В Mesa 20.1 реализована полная поддержка OpenGL 4.6 для GPU Intel (драйверы i965, iris) и AMD (radeonsi), поддержка OpenGL 4.5 для GPU AMD (r600) и NVIDIA (nvc0), OpenGL 4.3 для virgl (виртуальный GPU Virgil3D для QEMU/KVM), а также поддержка Vulkan 1.2 для карт Intel и AMD.

Среди изменений: Добавлена прослойка для выбора активного устройства для API Vulkan в системах с несколькими GPU с поддержкой Vulkan, работающая по аналогии с DRI_PRIME для OpenGL.

С практической стороны за счёт более качественной оптимизации шейдеров изменение позволило поднять производительность работы OpenGL и Vulkan во многих играх на системах…

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2 дня, 3 часа назад @ opennet.ru
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2 дня, 23 часа назад @ opennet.ru
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4 дня, 1 час назад @ opennet.ru
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4 дня, 3 часа назад @ opennet.ru
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5 дней, 1 час назад @ opennet.ru
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6 дней, 18 часов назад @ opennet.ru
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"So what's different between it and a virtually identical 'crystal' USB key available from various suppliers in Shenzhen, China, for around £5 per key?"

asks Ken Munro, whose company, Pen Test Partners, specialises in taking apart consumer electronic products to spot security vulnerabilities.

'Time dilation'Mr Munro and his colleague Phil Eveleigh proceeded to dismantle the USB key to find out if there were any whizz-bang electronics inside.

But all they found was an LED light on the circuit board, similar to those on any other USB key.

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In the guise of user-centered design, we're building an increasingly user-hostile web.

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Raspberry Pi 4 is almost a year old, and it’s been a busy year.

While we launched with 1GB, 2GB and 4GB variants, even at that point we had our eye on the possibility of an 8GB Raspberry Pi 4.

And so, today, we’re delighted to announce the immediate availability of the 8GB Raspberry Pi 4, priced at just $75.

Other than that, this is the same Raspberry Pi 4 you’ve come to know and love.

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Highly CustomizableUse a simple json format to configure your options and rebind keys to your liking.

Colors and HighlightingMicro supports over 75 languages and has 7 default colorschemes to choose from.

Micro supports 16, 256, and truecolor themes.

Multiple CursorsMicro has support for Sublime-style multiple cursors, giving you lots of editing power directly in your terminal.

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We attempt to bypass both these problems by building a standalone solar power plant on for windowsill, rooftop or garden with off-the-shelf parts, and discuss the pros and cons of this approach to solar.

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Small CommunityNim has a small following, which means few jobs are available, and the libraries and frameworks for Nim are lacking.

C, C++ and Python libraries can be utilized, however, helping to bridge the gap.

Web Frameworks are LackingMany languages became popular due to well developed web frameworks (e.g.

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I originally wrote about this specific piece of code on Code Review StackExchange (February 2018).

It eliminates the data member done , whose whole purpose was to track that empty state.

What we should write is a simple free function countDominoTilings(w, h) :int countDominoTilingsImpl(int h, int w, std::string_view prevRow, int rowIdx) { if (h == 0 || w == 0 || (w*h) % 2 != 0) { return 0; } [...recursive solution omitted...] } int countDominoTilings(int h, int w) { return countDominoTilingsImpl(h, w, "", 0); } int main() { int tc = countDomin…

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We found that the primary predictor of positively experienced ego dissolution was a decrement in hippocampal glutamate, with secondary contributions of mPFC glutamate and posterior DMN integrity.

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We are looking for an iOS engineer to join our small engineering team and contribute patient-facing features in the Circle Medical iOS app.

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For instance, estimates of New York City’s total death rate, 0.86% to 0.93%, are even higher than the CDC’s worst-case scenario.

Infection fatality rates vary with many factors, from location to population density to age to healthcare availability.

In Spain, a massive antibody survey of more than 60,000 people put its overall fatality rate at around 1.1% to 1.3%.

The low estimates and lack of transparency have frustrated scientists, who have been watching the cor…

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Greyparrot bags $2.2M seed to scale its AI for waste management
Greyparrot bags $2.2M seed to scale its AI for waste management

London-based Greyparrot, which uses computer vision AI to scale efficient processing of recycling, has bagged £1.825 million (~$2.2M) in seed funding, topping up the $1.2M in pre-seed funding it had raised previously. The latest round is led by early stage European industrial tech investor Speedinvest, with participation from UK-based early stage b2b investor, Force Over […]

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Raspberry Pi Foundation announces Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB of RAM
Raspberry Pi Foundation announces Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB of RAM

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a new version of its flagship model, the Raspberry Pi 4. In addition to the models that come with 2GB and 4GB of RAM, there’s a new 8GB model. This model costs $75, which makes it the most expensive Raspberry Pi out there. As always, you get a single-board […]

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Meniga, the digital banking tech provider, raises €8.5M led by French bank Groupe BPCE
Meniga, the digital banking tech provider, raises €8.5M led by French bank Groupe BPCE

Meniga, the London-headquartered fintech that provides digital banking technology to some of the world’s largest banks, has closed a €8.5 million in additional funding. Described primarily as a “strategic investment,” the round is led by Groupe BPCE, the second-largest banking group in France, alongside Portugal’s Grupo Crédito Agrícola and long-standing strategic partner UniCredit. All three […]

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Meet News Break, the news app trending in America founded by a Chinese media veteran
Meet News Break, the news app trending in America founded by a Chinese media veteran

TikTok isn’t the only new media app with Chinese background that’s making waves in the U.S. News Break, a news app founded by China’s media veteran Jeff Zheng with teams in Beijing, Shanghai, Seattle and Mountain View, has been sitting among the top three news apps in the U.S. App Store since March, according to […]

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Vaya Africa launches electric ride-hail taxi network
Vaya Africa launches electric ride-hail taxi network

Vaya Africa, a ride-hail mobility venture founded by Zimbabwean mogul Strive Masiyiwa, has launched an electric taxi service and charging network in Zimbabwe with plans to expand across the continent. The South Africa headquartered company has acquired a fleet of Nissan Leaf EVs and developed its own solar powered charging stations. The program goes live […]

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DHL acquires stake in Link Commerce developed by MallforAfrica
DHL acquires stake in Link Commerce developed by MallforAfrica

DHL has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, a turn-key e-commerce company that grew out of MallforAfrica.com — a Nigerian digital-retail startup. Link Commerce offers a white-label solution for doing digital-sales in emerging markets. Retailers can plug into the company’s e-commerce platform to create a web-based storefront that manages payments and logistics. With the […]

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Dishcraft Robotics is using robots to save reopening restaurants from creating more waste
Dishcraft Robotics is using robots to save reopening restaurants from creating more waste

Dishcraft Robotics has a simple pitch to corporate kitchens and restaurants that could potentially save tons of single use plastic, non-compostable takeout containers, dishware and cutlery from ending up landfills. Use its cleaning service that will drop off all the clean, reusable dishware and cutlery a restaurant or corporate kitchen could possibly need in the […]

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Carry1st has $4M to invest in African mobile gaming
Carry1st has $4M to invest in African mobile gaming

Gaming development startup Carry1st has raised a $2.5 million seed round led by CRE Venture Capital . That brings the company’s total VC to $4 million, which Carry1st will deploy to support and invest in game publishing across Africa. The startup — with offices in New York, Lagos, and South Africa — was co-founded in […]

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Jack Dorsey explains why Twitter fact-checked Trump’s false voting claims
Jack Dorsey explains why Twitter fact-checked Trump’s false voting claims

After Twitter flagged a pair of President Trump’s tweets with a fact-checking label on Tuesday, tensions between the president and his favored social media platform are running high. On Wednesday night, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey—rarely one to pick a political fight—took to his own platform to clarify the company’s decision. Fact check: there is someone […]

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Investors say emerging multiverses are the future of entertainment
Investors say emerging multiverses are the future of entertainment

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the adoption of new technologies and cultural shifts that were already well underway. According to a clutch of heavy-hitting investors, this dynamic is particularly strong in gaming and extended reality. Unlike other segments of the startup and tech world, where valuations have been slashed, early-stage companies focused on building new […]

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Fintech regulations in Latin America could fuel growth or freeze out startups
Fintech regulations in Latin America could fuel growth or freeze out startups

Regulatory consistency, legislation that tunes in with sector capabilities and forward-thinking agile startups will give continued growth and innovation the biggest chance of success.

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Appeals court rules in favor of Google, Apple, Facebook and Twitter in anti-conservative bias suit
Appeals court rules in favor of Google, Apple, Facebook and Twitter in anti-conservative bias suit

The same day Donald Trump took to Twitter to threaten to regulate or shut down social media sites, the U.S. appeals court in Washington, D.C. dismissed a lawsuit accusing top tech companies of silencing conservative voices. Filed in 2018 by nonprofit Freedom Watch and right-wing gadfly Laura Loomer, the suit accused Apple, Facebook, Twitter and […]

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Amazon offers more details about why HBO Max isn’t on Fire TV
Amazon offers more details about why HBO Max isn’t on Fire TV

WarnerMedia’s new streaming service HBO Max launched today with a couple of conspicuous absences from the list of supported devices — Max is not yet available on Roku or Amazon’s Fire TV. It sounds like this isn’t just a technical issue that will be fixed imminently. WarnerMedia’s vice president of communications Chris Willard told USA Today […]

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An hourly home-sharing startup in San Francisco finds itself in the city’s crosshairs
An hourly home-sharing startup in San Francisco finds itself in the city’s crosshairs

Emmanuel Bamfo is used to fighting uphill battles. Still, his latest fight, with the city of San Francisco, may well destroy his business if he doesn’t win it and quickly. Bamfo is the cofounder and CEO of Globe, a year-old, six-person startup that connects customers with rooms in people’s mostly urban homes. Think Airbnb, except […]

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Instagram’s AR filters are getting more dynamic
Instagram’s AR filters are getting more dynamic

Augmented reality filters on Instagram are picking up some new tricks with the latest update to Facebook’s Spark AR platform. Spark AR has been making pretty consistent updates to the feature sets developers can play with in creating AR filters since it exited closed beta on Instagram last year. Today, Facebook added some new functionality […]

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HBO Max is live: $15/mo for a massive library, significant headaches
HBO Max is live: $15/mo for a massive library, significant headaches HBO Max is live: $15/mo for a massive library, significant headaches

HBO Max kinda-sorta replaces HBO Now, because the former has all the same content as the latter.

And if you were using HBO Now on Android or iOS, its app has simply turned into HBO Max.

The latter, meanwhile, includes hundreds of original Looney Tunes theatrical shorts throughout the years—but, gosh, HBO Max.

Beyond those issues, HBO Max has a paltry selection of newly created, "only for Max" content: six short series, each three episodes or less.

(The latter tap option only appears when using HBO Max on a desktop web browser.)

10 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
We still don’t know why YouTube deleted phrases critical of Beijing
We still don’t know why YouTube deleted phrases critical of Beijing We still don’t know why YouTube deleted phrases critical of Beijing

YouTube says it has "rolled out a fix" for an "error in our enforcement systems" that had led to the automatic deletion of comments that included two phrases critical of China's government.

Until Tuesday, YouTube was automatically deleting any comment that includes these phrases.

For example, maybe the phrases "五毛” and "共匪" appear frequently in heated arguments that include other abusive (but less political) Chinese phrases.

Or maybe a low-level employee with Chinese government sympathies slipped the phrases into a list of banned phrases without the knowledge or approval of their bosses.

Any of these explanations seem both more plausible and less damning than senior Google executives delibe…

13 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
100,000 Americans dead—and counting—as COVID-19 ravages US
100,000 Americans dead—and counting—as COVID-19 ravages US 100,000 Americans dead—and counting—as COVID-19 ravages US

More than 100,000 people in the United States have died from COVID-19 according to several pandemic-tracking efforts—and the pandemic is far from over.

So far, the US leads the world in the number of confirmed cases and deaths, with around 1.7 million cases and over 100,000 deaths.

It clusters with Belgium and Spain in terms of cases per million people—about 5,000 cases per million, according to tracking by the Financial Times.

The UK and Italy, by comparison, have seen around 4,000 cases per million so far, and Germany and France both have around 2,000 cases per million.

The US has fared better with its cumulative death rate per million people.

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SpaceX and OneWeb seek licenses to launch 78,000 broadband satellites
SpaceX and OneWeb seek licenses to launch 78,000 broadband satellites SpaceX and OneWeb seek licenses to launch 78,000 broadband satellites

SpaceX and OneWeb have asked for US permission to launch tens of thousands of additional satellites into low Earth orbit.

OneWeb's application to launch nearly 48,000 satellites is surprising because the satellite-broadband company filed for bankruptcy in March.

Getting FCC approval to launch more satellites could improve the value of OneWeb's assets and give more options to whoever buys the company.

Other providers such as Telesat (1,671 satellites), Kepler (360 satellites) and Viasat (288 satellites) filed applications for smaller low-Earth-orbit constellations.

"Because of the use of combined orbits, the OneWeb satellites essentially pass over all parts of the Earth's surface and therefo…

15 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
Trump tweet throws House surveillance debate into chaos
Trump tweet throws House surveillance debate into chaos Trump tweet throws House surveillance debate into chaos

But the Senate version differed from the House version, necessitating another House vote before it can become law.

The practical upshot of Trump's tweet is to make it less likely that any kind of Section 215 legislation will pass Congress.

In January 2018, the Trump White House was officially supporting legislation to renew another foreign surveillance power that was due to expire.

Wyden withdrew support for a House privacy amendmentMeanwhile, Sen. Wyden announced on Tuesday evening that he was withdrawing his support for the House search and browsing privacy amendment that's due for a vote this week.

Wyden is asking the House to vote on his own amendment—the one that got 59 votes in the Se…

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Tracing the trajectory of a 66 million-year-old asteroid impact
Tracing the trajectory of a 66 million-year-old asteroid impact Tracing the trajectory of a 66 million-year-old asteroid impact

In the case of the Chicxulub asteroid impact and the end-Cretaceous mass extinction 66 million years ago, there’s no mystery about the shooter.

The details actually matter, though, and precisely which rocks get vaporized—and which climate-changing gases they release—depends on that impact angle.

Put together, these results point to an impact angle closer to 60 degrees, ruling out some earlier ideas about a low-angle strike.

They show that the mantle high point marks the uprange direction and that the peak ring center marks the downrange side.

As it happens, this intermediate impact angle would maximize the climate impact of the event.

18 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
Samsung copies the Apple Card, announces “Samsung Money”
Samsung copies the Apple Card, announces “Samsung Money” Samsung copies the Apple Card, announces “Samsung Money”

Samsung The Samsung Money Card.

Samsung The Samsung Money Card.

The Apple Card debuted 14 months ago, and right on cue, Samsung is today announcing "Samsung Money," a self-branded MasterCard debit card from SoFi.

Sign up for the account, and you'll get a physical "Samsung Money" card.

It doesn't seem like Samsung tried to compete with Apple's fanciful titanium card design—the Samsung card looks like a regular plastic credit card with "dark mode" toggled on.

18 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
New material releases hydrogen from water at near-perfect efficiency
New material releases hydrogen from water at near-perfect efficiency New material releases hydrogen from water at near-perfect efficiency

And the researchers figured out how to optimize it so that its efficiency at splitting water to release hydrogen runs right up against the theoretical maximum.

Once the charges are at the surface, the material has to also act as a catalyst, breaking open water and releasing hydrogen and oxygen.

For the hydrogen-producing portion of the reaction, the researchers used a rhodium-based catalyst that will work for either oxygen or hydrogen production.

Find a material where electrons and holes take different routes through the material.

If that works with a better starting material, we could be producing hydrogen through an extremely simple system.

18 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
SpaceX may launch today, but weather is a huge concern
SpaceX may launch today, but weather is a huge concern SpaceX may launch today, but weather is a huge concern

Now that humans are about to lift off from the United States into orbit again, the constraints surrounding launch weather are heightened.

However, this forecast does not include several other important considerations, most notably ascent abort weather.

Therefore the Crew Dragon spacecraft has a launch escape system, which SpaceX successfully tested in January.

Weather scrubsAnyone who followed the space shuttle program will remember a lot of scrubs due to poor weather.

The space shuttle did not have a launch escape system, but more than half of missions scrubbed at least once due to weather.

19 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
GE switches off light bulb business after almost 130 years
GE switches off light bulb business after almost 130 years GE switches off light bulb business after almost 130 years

General Electric has finally found a buyer for its lighting business and will be selling off its last consumer-facing business after more than 120 years of operation.

Boston-based GE said today it would divest the lighting business to Savant Systems, a smart home management company also based in Massachusetts.

Acquiring a lighting business directly will allow it to take advantage of vertical integration and take more control over the physical equipment it installs in consumer' homes.

It merged its rail business, called GE Transportation, with Wabtec in 2018, in an $11 billion deal.

"Today’s transaction is another important step in the transformation of GE into a more focused industrial comp…

19 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
Wuhan swabs 9 million people, tests 6.5 million for COVID-19 in 10 days
Wuhan swabs 9 million people, tests 6.5 million for COVID-19 in 10 days Wuhan swabs 9 million people, tests 6.5 million for COVID-19 in 10 days

Wuhan Municipal Health Commission swabbed more than 9 million residents and tested more than 6.5 million of those swabs for coronavirus genetic material between May 15 and May 24, according to state media.

Laboratories in the city went from conducting 46,000 tests a day to as many as 1.47 million in the screening sprint, according to The New York Times.

Wuhan officials pulled off the mass screening in a staggered neighborhood-by-neighborhood sweep.

That is, they combined material from five to ten swabs and tested the pooled sample all at once.

So far, the testing campaign has identified 218 asymptomatic cases, Wuhan officials reported.

22 часа назад @ arstechnica.com
Return to RAID: The Ars readers “What If?” edition
Return to RAID: The Ars readers “What If?” edition Return to RAID: The Ars readers “What If?” edition

In earlier coverage pitting ZFS against Linux kernel RAID, some readers had some concerns that we had missed some tricks for mdraid tuning.

Blocksize 4KiBJim Salter Bitmaps have no impact on mdraid10's 4KiB write performance—but XFS turns in lower numbers than ext4.

Jim Salter Bitmaps have no impact on mdraid10's 4KiB write performance—but XFS turns in lower numbers than ext4.

Jim Salter mdraid10 performs the same for 4KiB sync writes whether XFS or ext4, internal bitmaps or no bitmaps.

Jim Salter Bitmaps still don't affect read speed—nor should you expect them to.

22 часа назад @ arstechnica.com
Scientists discover that four “blank” Dead Sea Scrolls actually have text
Scientists discover that four “blank” Dead Sea Scrolls actually have text Scientists discover that four “blank” Dead Sea Scrolls actually have text

In 2018, an Israeli scientist named Oren Ableman used an infrared microscope attached to a computer to identify and decipher Dead Sea Scroll fragments stored in a cigar box since the 1950s.

Last year we reported on a study of the nearly 25-foot-long Temple Scroll, among the best preserved of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

University of Manchester Joan Taylor examining the Dead Sea Scrolls fragments in the John Rylands Library Reading Room.

The Manchester fragments never entered the antiquities market, where many forgeries originated.

In the meantime, the University of Manchester has the distinction of housing the only authenticated Dead Sea Scrolls in the UK.

22 часа назад @ arstechnica.com
Choosing 2FA authenticator apps can be hard. Ars did it so you don’t have to
Choosing 2FA authenticator apps can be hard. Ars did it so you don’t have to Choosing 2FA authenticator apps can be hard. Ars did it so you don’t have to

This round-up is less about telling readers which authenticator backup is the most secure and more about helping readers think through all the various considerations.

Without the password, seeds can not be decrypted and are lost forever.

The result: Twilio has no ability to store or even see the backup password and hence has no ability to decrypt the seed data.

The user then enters the backup password on each device as the last missing piece to decrypt the seed.

This means that knowledge of the backup password and a SIM swap are all that’s needed to recover and decrypt the data.

23 часа назад @ arstechnica.com
Meet unc0ver, the new jailbreak that pops shell—and much more—on any iPhone
Meet unc0ver, the new jailbreak that pops shell—and much more—on any iPhone Meet unc0ver, the new jailbreak that pops shell—and much more—on any iPhone

Dubbed unc0ver, the exploit works only when someone has physical access to an unlocked device and connects it to a computer.

The inability for unc0ver to survive a reboot also makes it less likely it will be used in hostile situations.

The jailbreak, for instance, allows users to gain a UNIX shell that has root privileges to the iPhone.

The release of unc0ver comes eight months after the debut of Checkm8, a jailbreak that exploits an unpatchable flaw in the iOS bootloader.

The flaw the new jailbreak exploits is located in the OS kernel.

1 день, 10 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
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The Raspberry Pi 4 now comes with up to 8GB of RAM
The Raspberry Pi 4 now comes with up to 8GB of RAM The Raspberry Pi 4 now comes with up to 8GB of RAM

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is always looking at ways to make its models bigger and better, and today it’s realized its ambition of an 8GB Raspberry Pi 4.

It joins the 2GB and 4GB line up, and will set you back $75.

It’s essentially the same deck-of-cards-sized single board computer as its predecessors, just with more RAM, which gives DIY projects more scope and means tinkerers can start exploring more memory-hungry applications, such as streaming.

A couple of components have moved on the board to help supply the slightly higher peak currents needed by the new memory package, but everything else essentially remains the same: lots of ports, ARM-based CPU, WiFi, Bluetooth…

51 минуту назад @ engadget.com
Apple will reportedly team up with Martin Scorsese on a $180 million movie
Apple will reportedly team up with Martin Scorsese on a $180 million movie Apple will reportedly team up with Martin Scorsese on a $180 million movie

After teaming up with Netflix last year for The Irishman, director Martin Scorsese’s next major flick will reportedly have backing from Apple.

Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline all report that Apple is in final talks with Paramount to jointly back Killers of the Flower Moon, a period crime drama with a $180 million+ budget, and star names attached including Robert de Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Based on a book by the same name, it portrays an investigation into the murders of Osage Nation natives during the early 1920s in Oklahoma.

Profit sharing from oil deposits on their lands had made them wealthy, and eventually targets.

A subsequent inquiry by the Bureau of Investigation fou…

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Arizona sues Google claiming it illegally tracked Android users
Arizona sues Google claiming it illegally tracked Android users Arizona sues Google claiming it illegally tracked Android users

“The Attorney General and the contingency fee lawyers filing this lawsuit appear to have mischaracterized our services,” Google told The Post in a statement.

We look forward to setting the record straight.”The lawsuit is the latest in a long string of legal actions against Google over privacy issues.

Besides Arizona, other states and the US federal government are also probing the company over privacy and antitrust issues.

“At some point, people or companies that have a lot of money think they can do whatever the hell they want to do, and feel like they are above the law,” Brnovich told the WaPo.

“I wanted Google to get the message that Arizona has a state consumer fraud act.

2 часа назад @ engadget.com
Philips adds voice control to its Hue TV sync box
Philips adds voice control to its Hue TV sync box Philips adds voice control to its Hue TV sync box

Signify, the company formerly known as Philips Lighting, promised voice control for the Hue Play HDMI Sync Box back in January at CES.

Now, the feature is finally rolling out as part of the device’s latest software update.

The HDMI box syncs the company's smart lights with whatever is playing on your TV for a watching experience that’s more immersive than usual.

However, it didn’t ship with voice control out of the box.

The latest software update also enables synchronized surround lighting for color-capable Hue lights when watching Dolby Vision or HDR10+ content.

3 часа назад @ engadget.com
Nightdive releases new 'System Shock' remake demo with unlockable weapons
Nightdive releases new 'System Shock' remake demo with unlockable weapons Nightdive releases new 'System Shock' remake demo with unlockable weapons

Nightdive Studios’ System Shock remake has been in the works for quite a while now that we wouldn’t be surprised if fans felt concerned about its future after Tencent took over System Shock 3’s development.

The project’s still definitely under way at Nightdive, though: in fact, the developer has just released a demo of the game with all its unlockable weapons for the first time.

The studio explained that the remake gives the game a new look and feel, but that it retains the story, style and gameplay of the original cyberpunk action-adventure title.

System Shock is set in the year 2072 and revolves around a hacker whose story begins when they were caught trying to access files about a space …

6 часов назад @ engadget.com
Xbox Family Settings app sets limits on your kids' game time
Xbox Family Settings app sets limits on your kids' game time Xbox Family Settings app sets limits on your kids' game time

Microsoft is doing more to keep tabs on your kids’ digital habits.

It just released the preview version of an Xbox Family Settings app for Android and 10,000 iOS users that manages what, when and how children play on Xbox consoles.

You can set time limits on a day-by-day basis, set content filters for each child, restrict communications with other plays or review past activity.

Young gamers can make requests to extend their limits if they’ve been diligent with school work.

There’s a handy toggle to quickly unlock access to online play for the company’s world-shaping game without wading through the usual menus.

8 часов назад @ engadget.com
Apple buys an AI startup to improve Siri's data
Apple buys an AI startup to improve Siri's data Apple buys an AI startup to improve Siri's data

Apple is continuing its string of AI startup acquisitions, this time to improve Siri’s performance.

The company has confirmed to Bloomberg that it recently acquired Inductiv, a Waterloo, Ontario, Canada-based company that uses AI to correct data — which, in turn, improves machine learning.

The company didn’t elaborate on its plans and relied on its standard response that it “buys smaller technology companies from time to time,” but Siri appears to be the focus.

The iPhone maker appears to be focused on improving its voice assistant’s understanding as of late, most recently acquiring Voysis to boost natural language comprehension.

Cleaner data would go a long way toward that goal by reducing…

9 часов назад @ engadget.com
Amazon won't support HBO Max without Prime Video Channels tie-in
Amazon won't support HBO Max without Prime Video Channels tie-in Amazon won't support HBO Max without Prime Video Channels tie-in

While Amazon didn’t officially elaborate on why it insisted on Prime Video Channels access, this is really about control.

“With a seamless customer experience, nearly 5 million HBO streamers currently access their subscription through Amazon’s Prime Video Channels.

Unfortunately, with the launch of HBO Max, AT&T is choosing to deny these loyal HBO customers access to the expanded catalog.

We believe that if you’re paying for HBO, you’re entitled to the new programming through the method you’re already using.

Our goal is to make HBO Max available on every platform possible to as many viewers globally as possible so they can enjoy beloved shows from HBO, the Warner Bros. movie and TV library …

11 часов назад @ engadget.com
Ninja's first Mixer series is a weekly 'Fortnite' competition
Ninja's first Mixer series is a weekly 'Fortnite' competition Ninja's first Mixer series is a weekly 'Fortnite' competition

Ninja (aka Tyler Blevins) is finally stretching his virtual legs months after jumping to Mixer.

He’s launching his first produced live series, Ninja Battles featuring Fortnite, on his Mixer channel starting May 28th at 3PM Eastern.

The weekly program will see 60 top Fortnite players and “gaming personalities” square off to win a slice of a $400,000 prize pool.

Loaded, Ninja’s management company, has confirmed that some competitors will include World Cup winner Bugha, fellow Mixer streamer Ewok, NickEh30 and others.

The six-week series should last through July, and you can follow along on individual broadcasters’ channels if you prefer their point of view.

12 часов назад @ engadget.com
Twitch adds a news and events channel just in time for Summer Game Fest
Twitch adds a news and events channel just in time for Summer Game Fest Twitch adds a news and events channel just in time for Summer Game Fest

Dubbed Twitch Gaming, the company says the channel will feature game reveals, developer interviews and Twitch drops, with the platform's streamers presenting the content.

One of the first things it will air is a Valorant tournament the weekend of the game's launch on June 2nd.

Also planned is exclusive coverage related to the ongoing Summer Game Fest.

Twitch says it's partnering with developers like Blizzard and CD Projekt Red to facilitate that part of its schedule.

At each stage, the site's users will be able to co-stream the channel's content to share the moment with their fanbase.

13 часов назад @ engadget.com
Trump supporters target Twitter employee after fact check
Trump supporters target Twitter employee after fact check Trump supporters target Twitter employee after fact check

Then, in an interview with Fox News Wednesday morning, Kellyanne Conway singled out one Twitter employee by name: Yoel Roth, the company’s head of site integrity.

pic.twitter.com/H9ceUu6Ezv — Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) May 27, 2020Conway also claimed that Roth is “constantly attacking Trump voters,” an apparent reference to years-old tweets criticizing the Trump Administration.

Fox News also seized on the comments and stated that Roth was “in charge” of Twitter’s decision to fact-check the president.

Twitter confirmed that Roth was not singlehandedly responsible for the decision to fact check Trump.

But Twitter’s comments have done little to quiet the angry mob of Trump supporters, many of w…

13 часов назад @ engadget.com
SpaceX's first crewed mission to the ISS is scrubbed for today
SpaceX's first crewed mission to the ISS is scrubbed for today SpaceX's first crewed mission to the ISS is scrubbed for today

In recent years, a number of private aerospace firms have designed and tested crew capsules of their own including Blue Origin’s New Shepard, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceshipTwo, Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner, and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon.

SpaceX is expected to get $2.6 billion for six trips, while Boeing received $4.2 billion for a similar number of flights.

The Crew Dragon capsule is just the fifth crew transport vehicle ever deemed worthy by NASA, following the Gemini, Apollo, Mercury, and Space Shuttle.

The Crew Dragon capsule isn’t the only new equipment SpaceX will be testing on this mission.

"They don't have direct contact with anyone who has not been pre-cleared by NASA flight surgeons.

14 часов назад @ engadget.com
Watch NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts (updated)
Watch NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts (updated) Watch NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts (updated)

This afternoon NASA astronauts will take off from US soil for the first time since NASA’s space shuttle program ended in 2011.

The launch is historic for another reason too.

It will be the first time NASA launches astronauts in a SpaceX spacecraft, and it marks the beginning of what could be many crewed missions NASA astronauts will complete via SpaceX.

You can watch the launch via the NASA Live feed.

It’s scheduled for 4:33PM ET, with pre- and post-launch coverage, including the national anthem sung by Kelly Clarkson.

14 часов назад @ engadget.com
Bipartisan Senate bill aims to invest $100 billion in technology R&D
Bipartisan Senate bill aims to invest $100 billion in technology R&D Bipartisan Senate bill aims to invest $100 billion in technology R&D

“America cannot afford to continue our decades-long underinvestment and expect to lead the world in advanced scientific and technological research.”Under the bill, the National Science Foundation (NSF) would be renamed the National Science and Technology Foundation (NSTF) and a new deputy director would oversee the funding.

The investment might be used to increase research spending at universities, create new scholarships, fellowships and training programs, develop fabrication facilities, coordinate with state and local economic development stakeholders and more.

Years ago, the Obama administration pushed for increased spending for AI research.

This isn’t guaranteed to pass in a Republican-…

14 часов назад @ engadget.com
Huawei CFO is one crucial step closer to being extradited to the US
Huawei CFO is one crucial step closer to being extradited to the US Huawei CFO is one crucial step closer to being extradited to the US

The US has edged one step closer to securing the extradition of Huawei’s CFO over alleged Iran sanction violations.

If Meng’s case hadn’t met that baseline, the case would have been immediately closed.

There’s still a long way to go before a possible extradition when the hearing has been split into multiple phases.

This clears a significant barrier, though, and makes a US court battle more likely.

It has already retaliated against Meng’s arrest by detaining Canadians, and has demanded that Canada release Meng even though the government has no control.

15 часов назад @ engadget.com
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U.S. Hits Grim Coronavirus Milestone, Passing 100,000 Confirmed Deaths
U.S. Hits Grim Coronavirus Milestone, Passing 100,000 Confirmed Deaths U.S. Hits Grim Coronavirus Milestone, Passing 100,000 Confirmed Deaths

The updated coronavirus tallies place the U.S. at over 28 percent of the 355,575 deaths confirmed worldwide from the virus, and at 1,699,000 confirmed cases, at just under 30 percent of the confirmed world total of 5,690,000 .

It’s likely that that these numbers are undercounts and the U.S. quietly slid past 100,000 deaths some time ago.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention didn’t even advise the public to begin wearing masks until April 6.

Arizona is just five percent Native American, but they accounted for 17 percent of deaths there, NPR wrote .

Advertisement“Back in March, I did not think this would be possible—I was not expecting 100,000 deaths,” Murray told NPR.

9 часов назад @ gizmodo.com
A Woman Hides From Something Evil in Ultra-Compact Terror Tale Beast of Prey
A Woman Hides From Something Evil in Ultra-Compact Terror Tale Beast of Prey A Woman Hides From Something Evil in Ultra-Compact Terror Tale Beast of Prey

Beast of Prey, a new horror short from filmmaker Danny Donahue, runs just around three and a half minutes, and it’ll hook you in immediately.

Amid a snowstorm, a woman barricades herself in a bathroom and frantically tries to figure out what she should do about the thing on the other side of the door.

Frankly, w e’re a sucker for anything that evokes the Evil Dead universe, especially when we’re not expecting it.

Check out these recent posts, too.

AdvertisementFor more, make sure you’re following us on our Instagram @io9dotcom.

10 часов назад @ io9.gizmodo.com
General Electric Finally Manages to Jettison Its Historic Lighting Business
General Electric Finally Manages to Jettison Its Historic Lighting Business General Electric Finally Manages to Jettison Its Historic Lighting Business

Photo : Justin Sullivan ( Getty Images )General Electric is no longer in the light bulb business , the company announced on Wednesday.

The lighting division has been on the market for a buyer since 2017 and, by 2018, had become the company’s smallest division, accounting for under two percent of GE’s $122 billion in revenue.

Low prices for light bulbs, as well as a rapid switch to more efficient lighting technologies lasting far longer than traditional incandescent bulbs, turned the unit into a money-loser for GE.

As CNN noted, there’s a bit of a boomerang effect here, as GE was the company that invented LED lighting in 1962.

AdvertisementRobert Madonna, the founder and CEO of Savant, told …

11 часов назад @ gizmodo.com
Elon Musk's SpaceX Space Suits Sure Are Something
Elon Musk's SpaceX Space Suits Sure Are Something Elon Musk's SpaceX Space Suits Sure Are Something

Photo : NASA/Kim Shiflett ( FlickrDead Drop Our Slack is an ever-growing recycling bin of abandoned links.

Welcome to Dead Drop.

Prev Next View AllElon Musk was set to launch humans (NASA astronauts) into space today, but the flight was delayed due to weather.

“When did THIS become hotter than THIS?” Gizmodo senior reporter Bryan Menegus asked in Slack, with a side-by-side picture of the considerably sicker NASA Orion suit.

If you’re on desktop, the slideshow of Dead Drop continues on the next page, so smash that arrow.

12 часов назад @ gizmodo.com
The First Star Wars Game Show Is Coming and the Trailer Is Here
The First Star Wars Game Show Is Coming and the Trailer Is Here The First Star Wars Game Show Is Coming and the Trailer Is Here

The first-ever Star Wars game show is upon us.

Photo : LucasfilmNext week, every Star Wars fan will wish they were a kid again.

That’s because on June 3, Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge will finally be released to the world.

It actually works out better though, because Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge will instead live on the Star Wars Kids YouTube channel, which is free and available to all.

Two episodes of Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge will debut on June 3 with new episodes coming every week after that.

12 часов назад @ io9.gizmodo.com
Huawei Executive One Step Closer to U.S. Extradition After Major Loss in Court
Huawei Executive One Step Closer to U.S. Extradition After Major Loss in Court Huawei Executive One Step Closer to U.S. Extradition After Major Loss in Court

However, first they have to secure her extradition from Canada, where she was detained in 2018 and later put under house arrest.

That fell apart on Wednesday, per CNN, thanks to a ruling by British Columbia Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes.

Meng’s lawyers had argued that prosecutors hadn’t met the double criminality standard, as the sanctions are U.S. law, not Canadian .

AdvertisementMeng’s defense “would give fraud an artificially narrow scope in the extradition context,” Holmes wrote in the ruling, according to CNN.

Huawei, the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, is facing allegations that it could be spying for Chinese security services and its …

12 часов назад @ gizmodo.com
New Zealand Hospitals Discharged Their Only Remaining Covid-19 Patient
New Zealand Hospitals Discharged Their Only Remaining Covid-19 Patient New Zealand Hospitals Discharged Their Only Remaining Covid-19 Patient

Image : Getty ImagesNew Zealand continues to be one of the few success stories during the covid-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday, health officials announced that the country’s sole remaining patient hospitalized with covid-19 was discharged.

AdvertisementAccording to New Zealand’s Ministry of Health, the patient was discharged Wednesday from a local hospital in Auckland.

The country now only has 21 active cases of covid-19, while there have been no new reported cases for five days straight.

During the entire pandemic, the country has reported around 1,500 cases, along with 21 deaths.

13 часов назад @ gizmodo.com
Enough With the Ugly Apple Watch Bands
Enough With the Ugly Apple Watch Bands Enough With the Ugly Apple Watch Bands

A leaked photo of a potential Apple Watch L eather L oop redesign from Reddit Photo : RedditIf there’s one thing Apple prides itself on , it’s design.

F or some reason, Apple keeps subjecting us all to some real unsightly Apple W atch bands .

Leaked images, first reported by 9to5 Mac and then again on Reddit, show off a potential new redesign for the Apple Watch Leather Loop.

Screenshot : AppleThe real gripe here is that none of the official Apple Watch straps look all that great, despite Apple claiming they make a “ f ashion s tatement” on its online shop.

As I continue to hold my breath, I’m begging you, Apple: Please, no more ugly, overpriced watch bands.

13 часов назад @ gizmodo.com
Federal Appeals Court Says Facebook, Twitter Aren't Conspiring to Suppress Conservative Views
Federal Appeals Court Says Facebook, Twitter Aren't Conspiring to Suppress Conservative Views Federal Appeals Court Says Facebook, Twitter Aren't Conspiring to Suppress Conservative Views

Photo : Josh Edelson/AFP ( Getty Images )Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington dismissed a lawsuit that claimed major tech companies including Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Apple worked together to “intentionally and willfully suppress politically conservative content” online.

According to Bloomberg, the federal appeals court said nonprofit group Freedom Watch and Laura Loomer, a right-wing YouTube personality, failed to provide enough evidence to prove that these companies “have entered into an illegal agreement to refuse to deal with conservative news and media outlets,” as the lawsuit claimed.

In the original filing, Freedom Watch alleged that its growth on social media platfor…

13 часов назад @ gizmodo.com
Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Struck Earth at ‘Deadliest Possible Angle,’ New Research Suggests
Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Struck Earth at ‘Deadliest Possible Angle,’ New Research Suggests Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Struck Earth at ‘Deadliest Possible Angle,’ New Research Suggests

Artist’s depiction of the asteroid that that struck Earth some 66 million years ago.

Scientists have struggled to pinpoint the precise incoming direction and impact angle of the asteroid.

Carbon dioxide and water vapor are greenhouse gases, which also contributed to warming the planet.

AdvertisementSteve Brusatte, a paleontologist from the University of Edinburgh, said the new study shows just how random the asteroid impact really was.

Mammals would still be small and in the shadows, and we would have never had the opportunity to evolve.”AdvertisementAs if to add insult to injury, research from 2017 showed that the asteroid struck a rather unfortunate spot.

13 часов назад @ gizmodo.com
Quibi Cries Uncle, Lets You Stream Its Shows to Your TV
Quibi Cries Uncle, Lets You Stream Its Shows to Your TV Quibi Cries Uncle, Lets You Stream Its Shows to Your TV

Photo : Sam Rutherford ( Gizmodo )Since the beginning, Quibi has been adamant that its streaming video service is a mobile- first endeavor.

AdvertisementIn a tweet Tuesday evening , Quibi chief product officer Tom Conrad said the latest update to Quibi (version 1.3) now includes the ability to stream its shows to your TV using Apple AirPlay.

That means anyone with an Apple TV can now watch Quibi shows on a big screen instead of being limited to mobile devices.

For those who don’t own an Apple TV, Conrad also mentioned that Quibi is working on adding Chromecast support, which should be available sometime in June.

The big question now is whether or not the ability to watch Quibi shows on a TV…

14 часов назад @ gizmodo.com
Trump Is Officially a Bigger Privacy Supporter Than Either of These People
Trump Is Officially a Bigger Privacy Supporter Than Either of These People Trump Is Officially a Bigger Privacy Supporter Than Either of These People

), officially declared a bill to reauthorize several key FBI surveillance powers would not be amended further.

Today, he issued an explicit threat—on behalf of “Republicans”—to violate the First Amendment rights of tens of millions of internet users.

AdvertisementThat was Adam Schiff, whose duty to provide oversight of the Intelligence Community suspiciously resembles lobbying on its behalf.

The fact that the GOP-controlled Senate has managed to pass more progressive privacy reforms than the Democratic majority in the House, which has introduced precisely none, should not go unnoticed.

But it may also be time to stop feigning surprise when things like this happen and accept that when it com…

14 часов назад @ gizmodo.com
Today’s Best Android Phones, From Economical to Extravagant
Today’s Best Android Phones, From Economical to Extravagant Today’s Best Android Phones, From Economical to Extravagant

AdvertisementMany different companies produce Android phones, and they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and price points.

We’ve picked five of the best Android phones on the market today, from wallet-busting tech gems to budget-friendly devices that are still worth your time (and cash).

Best of the BestAdvertisementRight now the Samsung Galaxy S20 Image : Andrew HaywardSamsung has a strong track record for quality flagship-level phones, and right now the Samsung Galaxy S20 is the best all-around Android.

The Galaxy S20+ bumps up to a 6.7-inch screen while the enormous Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 6.9-inch screen and expanded camera capabilities, including 100x zoom.

AdvertisementA Sharp Shoote…

14 часов назад @ theinventory.com
Before Subscribing to HBO Max, Nerds Might Want to Take a Closer Look
Before Subscribing to HBO Max, Nerds Might Want to Take a Closer Look Before Subscribing to HBO Max, Nerds Might Want to Take a Closer Look

Out of the hundreds of episodes created for the CW’s Arrowverse, HBO Max has the sole season of Batwoman.

(Bizarrely, Doom Patrol actually looks better on DC Universe where it streams in 4K HDR; HBO Max caps out HD SDR.)

With HBO Max existing, DC Universe didn’t seem like it would be as necessary.

And if you want HBO, well, generally you get HBO Max gratis if you already have an HBO, HBO Go, or HBO Now subscription.

Right now HBO Max feels garishly like some high- up execs looked at Disney+, rubbed their bellies, and shouted “us too!

15 часов назад @ io9.gizmodo.com
The $450 TCL 10 Pro Is the Most Overlooked Deal in Phones
The $450 TCL 10 Pro Is the Most Overlooked Deal in Phones The $450 TCL 10 Pro Is the Most Overlooked Deal in Phones

Photo : Sam Rutherford ( Gizmodo )TCL makes everything from air conditioners to soundbars to washing machines, but here in the U.S., unless people are talking about TCL’s cheap TVs, no one really cares.

AdvertisementSmartphones Smartphones TCL 10 Pro TCL 10 Pro What is it?

AdvertisementPhoto : Sam Rutherford ( Gizmodo ) Photo : Sam Rutherford ( Gizmodo ) Photo : Sam Rutherford ( Gizmodo ) Photo : Sam Rutherford ( Gizmodo ) Advertisement You can skip ad after 1 second You can go to the next slide after 1 second Continue Photo : Sam Rutherford ( Gizmodo ) TCL even included a neat, but somewhat gimmicky triple shot camera view.

Photo : Sam Rutherford ( Gizmodo ) Meanwhile, in this low light sh…

16 часов назад @ gizmodo.com
Wired Wired
последний пост 14 часов назад
Weather Delays the SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch
Weather Delays the SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch Weather Delays the SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch

On Wednesday afternoon, veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were scheduled to fly to the International Space Station in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule.

The Demo-2 mission was going to be the first crewed mission for SpaceX and the first time NASA astronauts have launched from the US in nine years.

Just 17 minutes before launch, SpaceX scrubbed the mission due to bad weather around the launch site and along the capsule’s flight path.

Weather conditions have to be calm from the East Coast of the US all the way to Ireland for the mission to launch.

The Demo-2 mission is the last major test before NASA certifies SpaceX’s capsule for human spaceflight, and SpaceX isn’t taking any chance…

14 часов назад @ wired.com
Whoooaaa Duuuuude: Why We Stretch Words in Tweets and Texts
Whoooaaa Duuuuude: Why We Stretch Words in Tweets and Texts Whoooaaa Duuuuude: Why We Stretch Words in Tweets and Texts

Stretchability is a powerful linguistic device that visually punches up a written word, imparting a wide range of emotions.

“That can convey basically anything, like ‘Duuuuude, that's awful,’” says University of Vermont applied mathematician Peter Sheridan Dodds, one of the study’s coauthors.

They've made a mistake.”All right, sooooo, we use stretchable words all the time to convey extra meaning—sadness, anger, excitement.

“You're taking what we would think of as the dictionary text and you're turning it into something visual,” says Danforth.

Gray wrote a program that searched the data for stretched words, specifically looking for repeated letters.

16 часов назад @ wired.com
Twitter Finally Fact Checked Trump. It's a Bit of a Mess
Twitter Finally Fact Checked Trump. It's a Bit of a Mess Twitter Finally Fact Checked Trump. It's a Bit of a Mess

After years of debate about whether and how to push back on misleading claims from elected officials, social media platforms are still struggling to form a coherent response to the problem.

According to the spokesperson, these are experts on compiling social media posts and arranging them into a narrative.

It’s remarkable that, after having years to prepare for the portentous moment of calling out a false Trump tweet, Twitter couldn’t even bulletproof its own fact check.

Social media platforms—not just Twitter but also Facebook and YouTube—have a tendency to hide behind the judgment of third-party fact checkers.

The debate around fact-checking on social media platforms tends to dwell on tri…

18 часов назад @ wired.com
'Crucible' Review: Amazon Magicks Gaming Cliches Into Something Fresh
'Crucible' Review: Amazon Magicks Gaming Cliches Into Something Fresh 'Crucible' Review: Amazon Magicks Gaming Cliches Into Something Fresh

Despite some pretty bold signage pointing to other games, don’t think of Crucible as reductive.

Crucible magicks the familiar into something entirely its own: a strategy-grounded team shooter with undeniable charm.

On a vast, lush-green map, players wind around trees and craggy rock formations to capture three hive hearts before the other team.

To gain an edge over the team fights that materialize around the hive hearts, players collect blue-glowing essence around the map to level up into upgrades.

If you’ve played a hero shooter, like Overwatch or Team Fortress 2, you’ll understand the theory behind the team fights.

19 часов назад @ wired.com
Instagram Will (Finally) Pay Influencers
Instagram Will (Finally) Pay Influencers Instagram Will (Finally) Pay Influencers

More influencers are turning to video formats like Instagram Live to broadcast fitness classes, create informal cooking shows, or offer some form of entertainment to their increasingly bored followers.

On Instagram Live, many of these creators are recreating the work they did before, but for the small screen.

Instagram says it’s seen a jump in activity on Instagram Live—a 70 percent increase in views from February to March, according to a company blog post.

While the new monetization tools represent a big change for Instagram’s creator set, the features themselves aren’t original.

Instagram has made clear that its new monetization tools are meant as supplements to the way influencers make m…

19 часов назад @ wired.com
Google Chrome Is Getting a Bunch of New Privacy Features
Google Chrome Is Getting a Bunch of New Privacy Features Google Chrome Is Getting a Bunch of New Privacy Features

Google’s Chrome web browser is the world’s most popular way for people to navigate the web.

This is Google’s business model and by using Chrome you’re agreeing to this data collection.

The next version of the Chrome browser, version 83, will include a bunch of updates that make it slightly easier to cleanse some of the data Google collects about you and reduce the chances of you getting hacked.

If you’re signed in to a Google account while you’re using Chrome, the system will be able to pull data from other Google apps you use: such as Gmail or Google Drive.

If Google spots a password that you’re using has been previously compromised it will prompt you to update it to something that’s more …

19 часов назад @ wired.com
Now Is the Best—and Worst—Time to Launch HBO Max
Now Is the Best—and Worst—Time to Launch HBO Max Now Is the Best—and Worst—Time to Launch HBO Max

The plan at the time was to nab the show from Netflix, where it had amassed legions of new fans, and bring it to WarnerMedia’s new streaming service, HBO Max.

With the launch of HBO Max today, that's changing.

What's more, another streaming service, NBCUniversal’s Peacock, is scheduled to go live on July 15.

Which brings us to the other hurdle HBO Max now faces: market saturation.

HBO Max, though, does have a toehold here—lots of folks are already HBO cable subscribers (and HBO Go users) or have HBO Now subscriptions.

21 час назад @ wired.com
The 13 Best Running Gear (2020): Shoes, Clothes, Accessories
The 13 Best Running Gear (2020): Shoes, Clothes, Accessories The 13 Best Running Gear (2020): Shoes, Clothes, Accessories

A combination of cabin fever, closed gyms, and the need for speed are driving many people to take to the streets—not to protest, but to run up and down sidewalks, along waterfronts, and into neighborhood parks.

I won't be stepping foot into a yoga studio anytime soon, but the roads are free (although if you're running in a crowded area, be sure to wear a mask).

If you're just starting on your running journey, I pulled together some of the gear that gets me out every day, along with a few starter tips.

Be sure to also check out our Best Fitness Trackers and Best Running Shoes guides—and all the gear that helped WIRED's editor in chief run faster marathons in his forties.

Updated for May 2020…

21 час назад @ wired.com
The Coronavirus Is Democratizing Knowledge
The Coronavirus Is Democratizing Knowledge The Coronavirus Is Democratizing Knowledge

The Covid-19 pandemic has spurred what’s often called an infodemic, or the alarming spread of harmful information online.

In a race to create and share resources to weather the pandemic's challenges, communities have ushered in a golden age of a little-known economic concept: the knowledge commons.

Many knowledge commons, such as Wikipedia, GitHub, and SSRN, existed before the pandemic.

But in the last ten weeks, the creation and use of knowledge commons has exploded.

The gains of the burgeoning knowledge commons in response to Covid-19 are twofold.

21 час назад @ wired.com
The End of Handshakes—for Humans and for Robots
The End of Handshakes—for Humans and for Robots The End of Handshakes—for Humans and for Robots

If the participant couldn’t discern which hand was skin and bone and which was plastic and pneumatics, Elenoide would pass.

“I don’t think we should ever shake hands ever again, to be honest with you,” Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in April.

They may feel compelled to shake hands.

Imagine rebuffing a potential boss or employee’s handshake at the end of a job interview.

You might not experience the handshake as a Turing test the way Elenoide did, but they’re always something to pass or fail.

22 часа назад @ wired.com
Shadowserver, an Internet Guardian, Finds a Lifeline
Shadowserver, an Internet Guardian, Finds a Lifeline Shadowserver, an Internet Guardian, Finds a Lifeline

The internet security group Shadowserver has a vital behind-the-scenes role; it identifies online attacks and wrests control of the infrastructure behind them.

On Wednesday, the IT security company Trend Micro will commit $600,000 to Shadowserver over three years, providing an important backbone to the organization's fundraising efforts.

Shadowserver has quietly worked on numerous facets of internet security since 2005.

"The Internet depends upon voluntary, collective action to make us all secure," Internet Society president and CEO Andrew Sullivan said in a statement.

Though Shadowserver has been an unobtrusive presence in internet security for a long time, its consistent involvement in cr…

22 часа назад @ wired.com
How to Create a Home Meditation Space
How to Create a Home Meditation Space How to Create a Home Meditation Space

There are a lot of types of meditation, each with many subtypes: Zen, Vipassana, Samatha, Transcendental, mindfulness, guided meditation, and so on, and there's a lot of overlap.

The tenets of mindfulness, a less dogmatic approach to meditation than others, aren't all unique to mindfulness.

Guided meditation is most often bouts of quiet mindfulness punctuated by somebody's directions of what to focus on.

How you decide to set up your home meditation space is, in part, influenced by the type of meditation you plan to practice.

Try a Meditation CushionThe one piece of gear I recommend you go out and buy is a meditation cushion.

22 часа назад @ wired.com
How Kickstarter Employees Formed a Union
How Kickstarter Employees Formed a Union How Kickstarter Employees Formed a Union

She needed some confidence: That day was the culmination of more than a year of hard work trying to convince her coworkers at Kickstarter to form a union.

Oriana Leckert, another member of Kickstarter’s outreach team, whose bouncy curls match her ebullience and enthusiasm, tried to count along but lost track.

Kickstarter employees had pulled off something historic: They were the first white-collar technology workforce to unionize in US history.

By paving the way and showing what it takes to unionize white-collar tech workers—and eventually, possibly securing a precedent-setting contract—Kickstarter employees hope they’ve started a trend in an area previously untouched by unionization.

“It j…

23 часа назад @ wired.com
State-Based Contact-Tracing Apps Could Be a Mess
State-Based Contact-Tracing Apps Could Be a Mess State-Based Contact-Tracing Apps Could Be a Mess

While governments around the world have launched nationwide Covid-19 contact-tracing smartphone apps over the last months, the United States has pointedly not.

But it increasingly seems that neither the Center for Disease Control, nor the Department of Health and Human Services, nor any other US federal agency will release a nationwide Covid-19 contact-tracing app.

The potential for privacy disasters from contact-tracing apps have already been well demonstrated.

India's contact-tracing app made it possible to locate some Covid-19-infected users by spoofing GPS locations.

And a flaw in Qatar's contact-tracing system leaked hundreds of thousands of users' personal data, including health statu…

23 часа назад @ wired.com
3 Ways Scientists Think We Could De-Germ a Covid-19 World
3 Ways Scientists Think We Could De-Germ a Covid-19 World 3 Ways Scientists Think We Could De-Germ a Covid-19 World

With Covid-19 restrictions easing and people returning to restaurants, bars, and shopping malls, a new strategy is emerging to protect us: creating an antiviral infrastructure.

Scientists still don’t fully understand Covid-19’s transmission—how much risk there is in touching surfaces and then one’s face, or how long the virus persists in aerosols.

Each person who has Covid-19 can re-seed rooms with the virus, even if they don’t know they have it.

In a 2019 study, Gerba and his colleagues seeded doorknobs with a tracer phage—a virus that attacks bacteria but doesn’t affect humans—and similarly found rapid spread.

After disinfecting commonly touched surfaces and encouraging the office workers…

23 часа назад @ wired.com
Mashable Mashable
последний пост 1 час назад
Zombie fires could be awakening in the Arctic
Zombie fires could be awakening in the Arctic Zombie fires could be awakening in the Arctic

They're called "overwintering," "holdover," or "zombie" fires, and they may have now awoken in the Arctic Circle — a fast-warming region that experienced unprecedented fires in 2019.

Zombie fires smolder underground for months, notably in dense peatlands (wetlands composed of ancient, decomposed plants), and then flare-up when it grows warmer and drier.

Importantly, it's difficult to say with certainty that the remote, early-season Arctic Circle fires identified by the European Union's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service are all actually zombie fires.

[short thread 1/5] 🔥🧟 pic.twitter.com/3jYoHm7a0c — Dr Thomas Smith 🔥🌏 (@DrTELS) May 6, 2020If they are truly zombie fires, that means 20…

1 час назад @ mashable.com
This versatile cordless vacuum from Jashen is on sale for 45% off
This versatile cordless vacuum from Jashen is on sale for 45% off This versatile cordless vacuum from Jashen is on sale for 45% off

TL;DR: Keep your home spotless with the JASHEN V16 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner for $164.99, a 45% savings as of May 28.

It's time to let it go in favor of a new, shinier model like the Jashen V16 cordless vacuum.

On sale for $164.99 — a 45% discount — the Jashen V16 vacuum offers a completely wireless design for the ultimate flexibility while you clean.

If you've never used a cordless vacuum before, you should know that its 350W motor and 40-minute runtime are great for most apartments, smaller homes, or office spaces.

The Jashen V16 is versatile, reliable, and at $164.99, it's the perfect price.

1 час назад @ mashable.com
Beautify your space with these indoor plants you can buy online
Beautify your space with these indoor plants you can buy online Beautify your space with these indoor plants you can buy online

Latin name: Monstera deliciosaMonstera deliciosa Light: Low to bright indirect (prefers bright)Low to bright indirect (prefers bright) Water: Every 1-2 weeksEvery 1-2 weeks Ideal room: Living room $150 from Bloomscape 8.

Care-wise, they're easy: Though they prefer bright indirect light, any kind of indirect light will likely keep them in fair shape.

Yum.Care-wise, they're easy: Though they prefer bright indirect light, any kind of indirect light will likely keep them in fair shape.

They like bright indirect light, but not direct light, so be sure to keep them out of the direct sun.

They like bright indirect light, but not direct light, so be sure to keep them out of the direct sun.

1 час назад @ mashable.com
This sun-powered charger will reduce battery angst while camping
This sun-powered charger will reduce battery angst while camping This sun-powered charger will reduce battery angst while camping

TL;DR: With the RAVPower 24W 3-Port Solar Charger, you can power up your device from sunrise to sunset.

Keeping your phone juiced up when you go off the grid isn't exactly easy, but this RAVPower 24W 3-Port Solar Charger should do the trick.

With a little help from the giant lantern in the sky (the sun), this charger can easily bring your battery back to life over and over again.

After soaking up rays from the sun, the RAVPower converts them into energy and stores them in its battery pack.

With 24W solar charging technology, its charging efficiency is up to 23.5%.

1 час назад @ mashable.com
This ridiculous-looking device is actually a beauty tool
This ridiculous-looking device is actually a beauty tool This ridiculous-looking device is actually a beauty tool

TL;DR: Get help defining your jawline with this Jawzrsize facial fitness device for $42.99, a 60% savings as of May 28.

Whether it's surgery, Facetune, or impossibly good genetics, it seems like everyone on Instagram has a perfectly-chiseled jawline.

If you're looking to improve your jawline, but refuse to go about it the Kardashian way, this ridiculous-looking device was designed with that intent in mind.

Some reviewers noted a difference in their jaw structure, saying it appeared "stronger," "tighter," and "more defined."

There are three different levels with increasing resistance, so as your jaw gets stronger, you can step up your game.

1 час назад @ mashable.com
Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in June 2020
Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in June 2020 Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in June 2020

This June, Prime Video is offering flicks perfect for a summer movie night in with Dirty Dancing, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, Spy Kids, Where the Wild Things Are, Child's Play (2019), Guns Akimbo, How to Train Your Dragon, and Knives Out.

Plus, they're debuting 7500, a new Amazon Studios film with Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring as a pilot who must defend his passengers from terrorists.

Check out everything coming to Prime Video in June 2020 below.

Kick off your Pride Month with The L Word: Generation Q.

How to watch: The L Word: Generation Q Season 1 begins streaming 6/1 on Amazon Prime Video.

1 час назад @ mashable.com
This power brick is on sale, looks like a retro cassette player, and we love it
This power brick is on sale, looks like a retro cassette player, and we love it This power brick is on sale, looks like a retro cassette player, and we love it

TL;DR: Charge three devices at once with the Replitronics Hotline 16000 Power Bank for $34.99, a 12% savings as of May 28.

And way too many often lack the safety features necessary to guarantee your favorite devices are protected once plugged in.

The Hotline 16,000mAh Power Bank combines modern technology with a retro aesthetic.

Thousands of people are obsessed with this power bank (obviously), which is why it was successfully funded on Kickstarter raising $90,934.

You can start charging your devices in style for just $34.99, that's 12% off the original price.

1 час назад @ mashable.com
'Lord of the Rings' cast reunite over video chat in a truly epic trailer
'Lord of the Rings' cast reunite over video chat in a truly epic trailer 'Lord of the Rings' cast reunite over video chat in a truly epic trailer

Josh Gad is doing the Lord's work.

The Lord of the Rings' work, to be precise.

In the clip above, the actor — who has recently been reuniting the cast of various classic movies over video chat calls —embarks on his greatest quest yet: finally, after all these long years, bringing the fellowship back together.

The full episode is dropping this Sunday, but the video above provides a glorious taste of what's to come — with Sean Astin, Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan, Billy Boyd, Orlando Bloom and Sir Ian McKellen all hopping on the same video call.

It's enough to bring a tear to your eye, quite frankly.

3 часа назад @ mashable.com
Twitter's Jack Dorsey fact checks Trump, subtweets Mark Zuckerberg, ahead of social media executive order
Twitter's Jack Dorsey fact checks Trump, subtweets Mark Zuckerberg, ahead of social media executive order Twitter's Jack Dorsey fact checks Trump, subtweets Mark Zuckerberg, ahead of social media executive order

President Donald Trump will reveal an executive order designed to "regulate" social media on Thursday, after Twitter applied its fact-check label to two Trump tweets containing false claims about mail-in ballots.

"Fact check: there is someone ultimately accountable for our actions as a company, and that’s me," Dorsey tweeted.

— jack (@jack) May 28, 2020Dorsey clarified that Trump's tweets were fact-checked because they "may mislead people into thinking they don’t need to register to get a ballot."

Roth also confirmed earlier this month that Trump's tweets would be no exception to the site's rules about coronavirus misinformation.

The fact-check applied to Trump's tweets this week about mail…

5 часов назад @ mashable.com
6 of the best Squarespace templates for video
6 of the best Squarespace templates for video 6 of the best Squarespace templates for video

Whether you’re promoting one video project or building a portfolio for all your work, these Squarespace templates have you covered.

SEE ALSO: The best parental control software for your familyFirst, know that Squarespace supports embedding videos, but not uploading them directly to your site.

You should also know that 360-degree videos aren’t supported at all by Squarespace — so if that’s what you want to show off on your site, you’re best going elsewhere.

Some templates allow you to add background videos, which means they play behind page content, while others also support video banners at the top of the page.

Ishimoto could be the best option if you’re a mixed media artist looking to show…

5 часов назад @ mashable.com
Narwhals buzz and click when they get close to food in rare, relatable audio
Narwhals buzz and click when they get close to food in rare, relatable audio Narwhals buzz and click when they get close to food in rare, relatable audio

It turns out that narwhals don't just look like electric drills.

In a wonderfully serendipitous turn of events, it turns out the big-toothed whales sound like drills as well.

Geophysicists worked with Inuit hunters last July to record rarely heard narwhal sounds in Greenland, collecting the various clicks, whistles, and pulsed tones these mammals emit.

According to a study published in AGU on Tuesday, narwhals make a clicking sound to find food through echolocation, speeding up to an excited buzz the closer they get to their meal.

Less relatable is the fact that whistling at strangers is much more socially acceptable amongst narwhals than humans, as they use these sharp chirrups to communic…

6 часов назад @ mashable.com
Coronavirus lockdowns mean bad business for drug dealers, too
Coronavirus lockdowns mean bad business for drug dealers, too Coronavirus lockdowns mean bad business for drug dealers, too

According to a new report by cybersecurity firm Sixgill, many offline dealers flocked to the dark web amid the coronavirus lockdowns as the streets emptied and people hunkered down in their homes.

The dark web, for those who may be unfamiliar, is an online ecosystem filled with websites, forums, and other platforms that aren’t visible by search engines or your regular web browser.

The report found that the underground online drug market faces the same economic uncertainty as other, legal businesses do during this time of crisis.

Shipping delays and concerns surrounding sterilization of deliveries hobbled drug sales early on.

Dark web posts discovered by Sixgill show fears from both buyers a…

11 часов назад @ mashable.com
HBO Max vs. HBO Go and HBO Now: What makes each service different
HBO Max vs. HBO Go and HBO Now: What makes each service different HBO Max vs. HBO Go and HBO Now: What makes each service different

Wednesday marked the official launch of HBO Max, a hyped-up new streaming service that is entirely separate from HBO Go and HBO Now.

You read that right: HBO Max and HBO Now have the exact same price, but Max has significantly more content.

HBO Max more or less makes HBO Go and Now obsolete.

In summary: HBO Max more or less makes HBO Go and Now obsolete.

Roku and Amazon streamers can't access HBO Max right now, but they can watch in a web browser or game console.

14 часов назад @ mashable.com
This endless wave pool is actually a massive LED display — Future Blink
This endless wave pool is actually a massive LED display — Future Blink This endless wave pool is actually a massive LED display — Future Blink

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This fully-rollable VR experience will have your head spinning — Future Blink
This fully-rollable VR experience will have your head spinning — Future Blink This fully-rollable VR experience will have your head spinning — Future Blink

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последний пост 47 минут назад
How to think about polarization on Facebook
How to think about polarization on Facebook How to think about polarization on Facebook

“If left unchecked,” it warned, Facebook would feed users “more and more divisive content in an effort to gain user attention & increase time on the platform.” [...] Fixing the polarization problem would be difficult, requiring Facebook to rethink some of its core products.

In any case, there are two things I think are worth mentioning about this story and Facebook’s response to it.

One is an internal tension in the way Facebook thinks about polarization.

Klein, who published a book on the subject this year, believes that social networks contribute to polarization in other ways.

And whatever Trump may think, as the law professor Kate Klonick noted, “The First Amendment protects Twitter from…

47 минут назад @ theverge.com
Philips Hue TV sync box now supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision
Philips Hue TV sync box now supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision Philips Hue TV sync box now supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision

The box that syncs Philips Hue lights with whatever’s on your TV is getting a big update today: it now supports two major HDR standards: HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.

At launch, the longly named Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box could analyze content playing at up to 4K at 60Hz, but it only supported regular HDR10.

After today’s update, the box should work with a lot more systems and content.

Today’s update also adds voice control to the sync box through Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri, letting you turn it on or off, switch HDMI inputs, and more.

The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box sells for $230, though it currently appears to be out of stock at a number of storefronts, including the Philips Hue …

3 часа назад @ theverge.com
You can no longer subscribe to HBO via Apple TV Channels
You can no longer subscribe to HBO via Apple TV Channels You can no longer subscribe to HBO via Apple TV Channels

HBO is no longer available as an Apple TV Channel for people who want to subscribe to it though the Apple TV app (via 9to5Mac).

Now, though, it seems HBO wants to push users to watch HBO Max content on the HBO Max app instead of through Apple’s.

If you subscribed to HBO through Channels, you’ll have access to HBO MaxIf you already subscribe to HBO through Apple TV’s Channels, you can apparently still see it in the Apple TV app, but it won’t be updated to include content that’s exclusive to HBO Max, according to 9to5Mac.

When that deal was struck, Deadline reported that HBO Max would be integrated into the Apple TV app, but it appears that hasn’t happened yet.

We believe that if you’re payin…

10 часов назад @ theverge.com
Arizona sues Google over claims it illegally tracked location of Android users
Arizona sues Google over claims it illegally tracked location of Android users Arizona sues Google over claims it illegally tracked location of Android users

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a lawsuit against Google over allegations the company illegally tracked Android users’ location without their consent and even when the location tracking features had been manually disabled, according to a report from The Washington Post.

The suit argues Google kept location tracking running in the background for certain features, like weather and for web searches using its search engine and Chrome browser, even after the user disabled app-specific location tracking.

Only when a user dug further into the Android system settings and turned off broader system-level tracking did Google stop surreptitiously siphoning location data, the complaint …

10 часов назад @ theverge.com
HBO Max’s catalog is full of weird holes
HBO Max’s catalog is full of weird holes HBO Max’s catalog is full of weird holes

HBO Max has arrived, bringing with it a precious few new original shows and an absolutely stuffed back catalog of terrific TV and movies.

These problems are clearest in the big, non-HBO umbrellas you find titles gathered under on HBO Max.

It’s not unique to HBO Max, but it makes it harder to understand what HBO Max is or what it’s supposed to be.

As a service, HBO Max offers you a lot but promises little.

But those collections are only samples because a streaming service must also have a revolving door: new titles coming, old ones going.

11 часов назад @ theverge.com
Nvidia says developers must now opt in to include games on GeForce Now
Nvidia says developers must now opt in to include games on GeForce Now Nvidia says developers must now opt in to include games on GeForce Now

Nvidia announced a new policy for its GeForce Now cloud gaming service on Wednesday that means publishers and developers will have to opt into the platform to have titles remotely playable via Nvidia servers.

“Going forward, only the games that are opted in will be available on the service, providing confidence in the GeForce Now game library.

As of today, publishers that do not opt in GeForce Now by May 31st will have their games removed.

GeForce Now already has lost or will soon lose games from these major publishers: Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, Crytek, Konami, Xbox Game Studios, Rockstar, Sega, Square Enix, Take-Two / 2K Games, and Warner Bros.

But Nvidia says its platform off…

11 часов назад @ theverge.com
Boeing resumes production of its troubled 737 Max airplane
Boeing resumes production of its troubled 737 Max airplane Boeing resumes production of its troubled 737 Max airplane

Boeing said it would resume manufacturing the troubled 737 Max airplane after a nearly five-month hiatus.

Boeing continued to manufacture the airplane, but in December 2019, the company announced plans to halt production at its Renton, Washington manufacturing plant.

“We’ve been on a continuous journey to evolve our production system and make it even stronger,” said Walt Odisho, vice president and general manager of the 737 program, in a statement.

Boeing recently announced it would be laying off nearly 7,000 employees as the novel coronavirus continues to hammer the airline industry.

The Chicago-based airplane manufacturer — the biggest exporter in the US — had already announced it would t…

12 часов назад @ theverge.com
Social media bias lawsuits keep failing in court
Social media bias lawsuits keep failing in court Social media bias lawsuits keep failing in court

Despite this, people keep filing lawsuits claiming they’ve been censored on social media — and today, courts handed down another defeat.

Loomer argued that Facebook, Google, Twitter, and Apple had all colluded to suppress conservative content, violating Loomer’s First Amendment rights in the process.

As legal expert Eric Goldman discusses here, a California appeals court said the exact logic of Taylor’s suit didn’t matter.

A West Virginia court ruled against this argument just a few weeks ago, saying Twitter was clearly a private forum.

Laura Loomer v. Google, Facebook, Twitter, and AppleLaura Loomer made one of the most complicated cases against Silicon Valley.

13 часов назад @ theverge.com
Watch nearly 24 minutes of new gameplay from The Last of Us Part II
Watch nearly 24 minutes of new gameplay from The Last of Us Part II Watch nearly 24 minutes of new gameplay from The Last of Us Part II

Sony and Naughty Dog showed off nearly 24 minutes of new footage for the highly anticipated The Last of Us Part II in a State of Play video today.

The video also showed Ellie swimming — something the character didn’t know how to do (and was actively scared of) in the first game.

The Infected look as scary as ever, and you’ll have to watch out for new types of creatures in The Last of Us Part II.

Joel has appeared in some prerelease footage, but it’s unclear if you’ll play as him.

The Last of Us Part II will finally be out for the PlayStation 4 on June 19th, after numerous delays.

13 часов назад @ theverge.com
Why Twitter labeling Trump’s tweets as “potentially misleading” is a big step forward
Why Twitter labeling Trump’s tweets as “potentially misleading” is a big step forward Why Twitter labeling Trump’s tweets as “potentially misleading” is a big step forward

Congress may begin writing letters, and new laws will be proposed, so that such a bad post never again appears on the internet.

Put another way, when an average person sees a really bad post, their instinct is to react with anger.

And when a tech person sees a really bad post, their instinct is to react practically.

For the most part, they thought Trump’s Scarborough tweets should stay up.

If something similar happens as a result of the Scarborough tweets, Twitter will face criticism for failing to act.

13 часов назад @ theverge.com
Pokémon Go Fest will be held online this year
Pokémon Go Fest will be held online this year Pokémon Go Fest will be held online this year

The annual Pokémon Go Fest will be held online from July 25th to July 26th this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event is usually held in select cities across the globe, allowing players to meet up at physical locations like large parks and play the popular AR title.

The first Pokémon Go Fest was held in Chicago in 2017 to celebrate the game’s one-year anniversary, but future festivals would expand to other countries, including Japan and Germany.

This marks the first time Pokémon Go Fest attendees will be allowed to attend both days of the event — previously players could only attend one out of the two days.

Pokémon Go is an augmented reality game that relies heavily on outdoor exp…

13 часов назад @ theverge.com
SpaceX delays first historic crewed launch to space due to weather
SpaceX delays first historic crewed launch to space due to weather SpaceX delays first historic crewed launch to space due to weather

Just 17 minutes before its planned launch, SpaceX postponed its first crewed flight to space on Wednesday afternoon due to bad weather over the launch site in Florida.

The two passengers on board SpaceX’s capsule — NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley — will try again on Saturday, May 30th.

Mission controllers predicted that the weather would have cleared up 10 minutes after launch.

However, the weather just wasn’t cooperating during the planned launch time of 4:33PM ET.

SpaceX will now try again to launch Behnken and Hurley at 3:22PM ET on Saturday.

14 часов назад @ theverge.com
GOG’s summer sale discounts Prey, Metro Exodus, and many other DRM-free games
GOG’s summer sale discounts Prey, Metro Exodus, and many other DRM-free games GOG’s summer sale discounts Prey, Metro Exodus, and many other DRM-free games

GOG.com has kicked off its summer sale on DRM-free PC games, filled with deals on new and old titles.

A few of the highlights include Metro Exodus for $20 and Prey: Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes the base game, its soundtrack, and the Mooncrash DLC for just $12.

In addition to discounting many more standalone games than we listed above, GOG is doing something interesting with this summer’s sale by letting you save even more on games that share a theme.

For instance, buying three RPG titles or action games knocks an extra 5 percent off the already-discounted final cost, while getting five or more games takes 10 percent off.

GOG is also using its summer sale celebration as an excuse t…

14 часов назад @ theverge.com
Nearly two dozen attorneys general sue Trump administration over controversial fuel standard
Nearly two dozen attorneys general sue Trump administration over controversial fuel standard Nearly two dozen attorneys general sue Trump administration over controversial fuel standard

The Trump administration was sued by attorneys general from 23 states and the District of Columbia over the controversial rolling back of Obama-era fuel standards.

The Trump administration has argued that the Obama-era standards would have made cars more expensive, forcing people to stick with older, less-safe models.

“What makes [Trump’s] rule so offensive is [that the Obama-era standard] is not a rule where people can say it was a disconnect.

“it is a job-killer and public health hazard”Car companies are split over what fuel efficiency standards should be.

Volkswagen, Ford, Honda, and BMW last year committed to year-over-year gains in fuel economy that exceed Trump’s weakened standards.

14 часов назад @ theverge.com
Apple TV Plus acquires past Fraggle Rock seasons ahead of reboot
Apple TV Plus acquires past Fraggle Rock seasons ahead of reboot Apple TV Plus acquires past Fraggle Rock seasons ahead of reboot

Apple is acquiring Fraggle Rock’s past TV seasons ahead of a new reboot set to land on Apple TV Plus, signaling a potential strategy shift for a service that has thus far relied entirely on original content.

A Fraggle Rock reboot isn’t too surprising; Apple cited the “global fandom” around its Fraggle Rock: Rock On!

Still, having a show with a recognizable name like Fraggle Rock as part of its entertainment lineup makes sense for Apple.

Apple bringing licensed content onto Apple TV Plus — something the company adamantly didn’t incorporate into its original strategy — could help solve some of the streaming service’s issues.

Apple TV Plus launched without any licensed content, and CEO Tim Coo…

14 часов назад @ theverge.com
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последний пост 3 часа назад
GameRefinery: Match-3 games are 21% of U.S. iPhone gaming market
GameRefinery: Match-3 games are 21% of U.S. iPhone gaming market GameRefinery: Match-3 games are 21% of U.S. iPhone gaming market

Match-3 games like Candy Crush Saga are the most prominent subgenre in the U.S. iPhone game market, accounting for 21% of the market’s revenue, according to mobile game insight and analytics firm GameRefinery.

Match-3 is the biggest segment (subgenre) in the mobile game market, but it isn’t easy to crack into because there are a lot of established titles.

81% of the top-grossing 200 match-3 games are more than two years old, said Erno Kiiski, chief game analyst at GameRefinery, in the report.

The new wave of match-3 games have brought deeper meta layers as a way to keep players coming back.

Image Credit: GameRefineryThe third wave includes Storm8’s match-3 games with home decoration themes:…

3 часа назад @ venturebeat.com
Level Ex upgrades surgery games to virtually train doctors to treat COVID-19
Level Ex upgrades surgery games to virtually train doctors to treat COVID-19 Level Ex upgrades surgery games to virtually train doctors to treat COVID-19

Level Ex, the maker of surgery games popular with medical professionals, has released new levels that virtually train doctors to treat patients with COVID-19.

The COVID-19 levels are available for free through the Airway Ex and Pulm Ex mobile games on Google Play, coming soon to other platforms.

He said more than 600,000 medical professionals currently play the Level Ex games (users list their profession when they register).

Level Ex’s COVID-19 levels are based on clinical guidelines, industry recommendations, and insights from physicians on the front lines of the pandemic.

Glassenberg said that half of the medical students in the country have Level Ex games on their phones.

12 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
MeetinVR launches online VR meetings with ‘superpowers’
MeetinVR launches online VR meetings with ‘superpowers’ MeetinVR launches online VR meetings with ‘superpowers’

Industrial VR headset maker Varjo unveiled a collaboration with MeetinVR at the online-only Augmented World Expo today.

I held a meeting in the VR app on the Oculus Quest with Cristian Anton, CEO and founder of MeetinVR.

Image Credit: MeetInVRCopenhagen-based MeetinVR offers tech akin to Spatial, Breakroom, and Spaces, designed to use the 360-degree immersion of VR for meetings and events.

Anton calls these “superpowers.”“We’re actually trying to make meetings better than in real life in many ways,” Anton said.

“But others can spend hours in their VR meetings.”

13 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition makes Xenoblade Chronicles 2 look bad
Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition makes Xenoblade Chronicles 2 look bad Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition makes Xenoblade Chronicles 2 look bad

I wasn’t looking forward to Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition, largely because my opinion of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 has soured so much since I’ve played it.

The original Xenoblade Chronicles came out for the Wii in 2010.

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 came out as one of the first major JRPGs for the Switch in 2017.

But, man, the further I get away from that playthrough, the less fondly I think of Xenoblade Chronicles 2.

But Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition is really making the sequels faults stand out.

13 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
8 great deals to keep you safe and healthy
8 great deals to keep you safe and healthy 8 great deals to keep you safe and healthy

VB Deals is here to disinfect your home and personal space with eight amazing online deals.

If you want the power of UV light disinfection on-the-go, look no further than the Mini UV Light Bar.

The Mini UV Light Bar lasts up to 6 hours on a single charge and eliminates germs and viruses invisible to the naked eye.

Protect yourself from harmful bacteria and pick up your Mini UV Light Bar today for just $29.99, a nearly 70 percent discount.

Like those in many public restrooms, this soap dispenser eliminates the need for contact, thereby keeping you safe.

15 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Google’s federated analytics method could analyze end user data without invading privacy
Google’s federated analytics method could analyze end user data without invading privacy Google’s federated analytics method could analyze end user data without invading privacy

While federated analytics is closely related to federated learning, an AI technique that trains an algorithm across multiple devices holding local samples, it only supports basic data science needs.

It’s “federated learning lite” — federated Analytics enables companies to analyze user behaviors in a privacy-preserving and secure way, which could lead to better products.

“The first exploration into federated analytics was in support of federated learning: how can engineers measure the quality of federated learning models against real-world data when that data is not available in a data center?

The answer was to re-use the federated learning infrastructure but without the learning part,” Goog…

16 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
U.S. funds AI project to enable millisecond-level 5G spectrum sharing
U.S. funds AI project to enable millisecond-level 5G spectrum sharing U.S. funds AI project to enable millisecond-level 5G spectrum sharing

Described as the “mother’s milk” of wireless technology, cellular radio spectrum is either licensed in blocks to specific companies for narrow geographies or shared between multiple companies subject to stringent restrictions.

But PAWR’s project could let two companies share the same 180kHz block of spectrum, using AI to determine the optimal use of that spectrum each millisecond.

The spectrum optimization AI technology is called the Zylinium Spectrum Exchange, developed within an emulation environment by Zylinium Research for DARPA’s Spectrum Collaboration Challenge, an initiative designed to maximize the use of finite wireless spectrum using real-time computer processing.

Once deployed, t…

17 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Microsoft launches Cortana app for Windows 10 without Amazon’s Alexa
Microsoft launches Cortana app for Windows 10 without Amazon’s Alexa Microsoft launches Cortana app for Windows 10 without Amazon’s Alexa

Microsoft AI assistant Cortana is getting a dedicated app today for Windows 10 PCs.

Cards in the dedicated Cortana app deep link back to other Microsoft apps and can display rich information like a to-do list or calendar event details.

However, Cortana will instead be more deeply integrated with native Microsoft apps, starting with Microsoft Teams in 2018 and Outlook last fall.

A dedicated Cortana app for Windows 10 was first unveiled by Microsoft roughly one year ago.

Photos and videos for the Cortana app on Windows 10 could also be introduced in the future.

17 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Fortnite show Ninja Battles debuts on Mixer on May 28
Fortnite show Ninja Battles debuts on Mixer on May 28 Fortnite show Ninja Battles debuts on Mixer on May 28

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins today announced Ninja Battles featuring Fortnite, a new competitive gaming series, premiering May 28 on Microsoft’s Mixer streaming platform.

Confirmed participants include Nick Eh 30, Bugha, Ewok, NateHill, Reverse2K, among many others who will be competing against Ninja each week.

Ninja defected from Twitch, a platform that he helped cement as the largest livestreaming platform, to Mixer in August 2019.

Fans will get to watch livestreams of six online tournaments through July in shows featuring top-tier gaming and celebrity competitors.

Ninja Battles featuring Fortnite is the first produced series from Ninja for Mixer since he joined the platform.

17 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Autonomous car company Aurora increases hiring amid industry struggles
Autonomous car company Aurora increases hiring amid industry struggles Autonomous car company Aurora increases hiring amid industry struggles

Autonomous vehicle (AV) startup Aurora today announced it’s roughly doubled its workforce to 500 people (up from 250 as of May 2019) and committed to hiring workers across the company as it welcomes 22 remote interns and a trio of executives.

Analysts predict the pandemic and its effects, like testing delays, will result in consolidation, tabled or canceled launches, and shakeups across the autonomous transportation industry.

Assuming Aurora can overcome AVs’ public perception problem, the company stands to enter whatever market emerges post-pandemic from a position of strength.

… We’re positioned with enough runway to get through the other side of this and be a beacon for some of these gre…

17 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Spike Trap: Animal Crossing and Warzone surged on social in different ways
Spike Trap: Animal Crossing and Warzone surged on social in different ways Spike Trap: Animal Crossing and Warzone surged on social in different ways

Animal Crossing: New Horizons surpassed all other games as the leader in social engagement during March as shelter-in-place rules began, according to data from social media measurement firm Spike Trap.

Spike Trap said Animal Crossing was all the rage as people found new ways to interact in a virtual environment while sheltering at home.

The enthusiasm around Animal Crossing exceeded even the surprise announcement of Apex Legends in the first quarter of 2019.

In social engagement, Animal Crossing shot past Fortnite, Roblox, and Minecraft during the month of March.

And in hours watched, Warzone far exceeded that of other titles, including Animal Crossing.

17 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Docker hopes to resurrect its fortunes with new developer focus
Docker hopes to resurrect its fortunes with new developer focus Docker hopes to resurrect its fortunes with new developer focus

“Before the November news about the company, it was still a developer company,” said Justin Graham, Docker’s vice president of products.

As application development moves from the desktop to the cloud, developers often have to duplicate various steps.

This can be complex and cumbersome, but Docker and Microsoft hope integrating their development tools will help streamline the process.

Docker’s main products now are Docker Desktop, its development application, and Docker Hub, a shared container resource repository.

To make money, Docker created tools to help enterprises manage their container deployments, most notably its orchestration platform Docker Swarm.

18 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Not E3: Sony is planning a PlayStation 5 event for June 3
Not E3: Sony is planning a PlayStation 5 event for June 3 Not E3: Sony is planning a PlayStation 5 event for June 3

The PlayStation 5 is just months away from its holiday 2020 launch, but we still don’t know everything about the device.

Sony is planning a PS5 event for June 3, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans.

Sony wants to launch at a competitive price tag, but it also doesn’t want to take a loss on hardware.

Expect it to focus on what is possible in next-gen games with the PlayStation 5.

In response, Sony wants to rely on PS5 games that are actually running on real hardware.

19 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Baidu open-sources Paddle Quantum toolkit for AI quantum computing research
Baidu open-sources Paddle Quantum toolkit for AI quantum computing research Baidu open-sources Paddle Quantum toolkit for AI quantum computing research

Baidu today announced Quantum Paddle, an open source machine learning toolkit designed to help data scientists train and develop AI within quantum computing applications.

Paddle Quantum supports three quantum applications — quantum machine learning, quantum chemical simulation, and quantum combinatorial optimization — and developers can use it to build quantum models from scratch or by following step-by-step instructions.

“Since Baidu announced the establishment of [the] Institute for Quantum Computing in March 2018, one of our primary goals [has been] to build bridges between quantum computing and AI,” Baidu said in a statement.

The unveiling of Paddle Quantum follows the release earlier t…

20 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
SmartRent raises $60 million to manage connected buildings
SmartRent raises $60 million to manage connected buildings SmartRent raises $60 million to manage connected buildings

SmartRent, which provides smart home automation for property owners, managers, developers, and residents, today announced that it has raised $60 million.

SmartRent’s flagship product is Alloy Access, a cloud-based access control system that enables property managers to streamline the move-in and move-out process.

SmartRent works with property managers to inspect unit door locks and common area access points, as well as electrical, water, and network infrastructure.

SmartRent’s platform is fully compatible with assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant.

It brings Scottsdale, Arizona-based SmartRent’s total raised to over $100 million, following a $32 million series B in June 2019.

21 час назад @ venturebeat.com
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последний пост 1 час назад
The world's first contact-tracing app using Google and Apple's API goes live
The world's first contact-tracing app using Google and Apple's API goes live The world's first contact-tracing app using Google and Apple's API goes live

24:06 Watch NowThe world's first contact-tracing app built on the backbone of the API jointly developed by Google and Apple has launched as a large-scale pilot in Switzerland.

Most of the things we had proposed with DP3T were in Apple and Google's API, and would be in iOS and Android.

The decentralized principle at the heart of DP3T, and of Apple and Google's API, is not without shortcomings.

For these reasons, the UK's NHS decided to snub Apple and Google's API, and instead to release its own centralized protocol.

It recently emerged that the UK government has contracted private company Zuhlke to investigate whether the NHS's contact-tracing app could be switched over to Apple and Google's…

1 час назад @ zdnet.com
New Raspberry Pi 4: 8GB RAM model out now for $75 – plus you get a new 64-bit OS
New Raspberry Pi 4: 8GB RAM model out now for $75 – plus you get a new 64-bit OS New Raspberry Pi 4: 8GB RAM model out now for $75 – plus you get a new 64-bit OS

Lockdown surge for Raspberry Pi sales 0:57 Watch NowThe Raspberry Pi Foundation has released an 8GB Raspberry Pi 4 that's available for $75 along with a beta of an official 64-bit operating system it's calling 'Raspberry Pi OS' instead of Raspbian.

The new SKU means fans of the Raspberry Pi can buy the 2GB Pi 4 for $35, the 4GB Pi 4 for $55, or the 8GB Pi 4 for $75.

Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi Trading and co-founder of The Raspberry Pi Foundation, says when the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B launched a year ago, the foundation had an 8GB variant in mind.

The 64-bit Raspberry Pi OS can only be installed on Pi 3 and Pi 4 devices because they're 64-bit boards.

Image: Raspberry Pi FoundationMore on…

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IBM outlines design principles to curb technology being used for domestic abuse
IBM outlines design principles to curb technology being used for domestic abuse IBM outlines design principles to curb technology being used for domestic abuse

IBM outlined a series of design principals that technologists need to consider to curb the use of technology for domestic abuse.

Big Blue's Policy Lab issued the design principles as a way to help curb domestic abuse, which has spiked amid COVID-19 lockdown orders.

Among the design principles:Promote diversity so designers can consider all potential users of technology not just the assumed user.

Guarantees of privacy and choice so users can ensure data isn't being shared and are informed about privacy settings.

Strengthen security and data so users have joint control and collect and share only necessary information.

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$350 anti-5G USB stick is a cheap flash drive with a sticker attached
$350 anti-5G USB stick is a cheap flash drive with a sticker attached $350 anti-5G USB stick is a cheap flash drive with a sticker attached

What do you think is inside a $350 anti-5G USB stick?

The 5GBioShield USB stick makers claims that it "provides protection for your home and family, thanks to the wearable holographic nano-layer catalyser, which can be worn or placed near to a smartphone or any other electrical, radiation or EMF emitting device".

"Through a process of quantum oscillation, the 5GBioShield USB key balances and re-harmonises the disturbing frequencies arising from the electric fog induced by devices, such as laptops, cordless phones, wi-fi, tablets, et cetera."

No quantum oscillation re-harmionization for me then.

Just buy your own, get a cool holographic sticker from your nearest stationary store, and make yo…

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Kokoon: The noise-canceling headphones that monitor brain activity and help you sleep
Kokoon: The noise-canceling headphones that monitor brain activity and help you sleep Kokoon: The noise-canceling headphones that monitor brain activity and help you sleep

Check out the Kokoon noise-canceling sleep headphones designed for relaxation.

Visually, the Kokoon headphones look like a more streamlined version of the old-school headphones.

Must read: Five minutes to a faster iPhone or Android smartphoneBut the Kokoon headphones are more than just noise-canceling headphones.

It has a number of different customized sleep aids, including making use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to help guide the wearer to sleep as quickly as possible.

The Kokoon headphones are priced at $314.99, which is steep, but do come with a 30-day risk-free trial.

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Arq Group rebrands again, remaining business emerges as Webcentral Group
Arq Group rebrands again, remaining business emerges as Webcentral Group Arq Group rebrands again, remaining business emerges as Webcentral Group

Arq Group, formerly Melbourne IT, has emerged from its annual general meeting with another new name, moving forward under the branding of Webcentral Group Limited.

"The board considers the change of company name to Webcentral Group provides maximum flexibility to support multiple possible futures for the company," the company told shareholders.

After years of sustained organic growth, our Enterprise division encountered market headwinds in the second half of 2019."

RELATED COVERAGEArq Group finds AU$35m Enterprise Division buyer to help reduce debtThe company has sold its Enterprise Services Division, and its name, leaving only the SMB Division.

Melbourne IT rebrands as Arq Group in the nam…

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Singtel sees fourth quarter double digit falls in revenue and earnings
Singtel sees fourth quarter double digit falls in revenue and earnings Singtel sees fourth quarter double digit falls in revenue and earnings

For the quarter, the associates collectively grew pre-tax profit by 20.5% to SG$505 million and post-tax profit by 17% to SG$386 million.

Much of the gain was thanks to Airtel turning its SG$12 million operating loss from India and South Asia into a SG$86 million operating profit, while its African business increased its operating profit by 9% to SG$89 million.

When taken together and after applying tax, Airtel reduced its SG$90 million post-tax loss from last year to a SG$23 million loss this quarter.

Back on Singtel's Singaporean home turf, the consumer group saw operating revenue fall by 14% to SG$465 million while EBITDA increased 5% to SG$181 million.

"We have witnessed the accelerated…

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Verizon CTO declares 5G rollout is ahead of schedule
Verizon CTO declares 5G rollout is ahead of schedule Verizon CTO declares 5G rollout is ahead of schedule

"I'm happy to report we're ahead of plans right now in 5G in the United States," he told ZDNet.

As we move into 5G and the great benefits that 5G brings, video is going to be very important when you bring those capabilities out.

Malady believes the pandemic just reinforced the company's efforts to date, particularly as it has driven the need for remote working.

"We keep moving the technology forward with our 5G network and our intelligent edge network, and all the modernisation we're doing to make the connectivity even better," he said.

Malady added ultimately it would be up to enterprises to figure out how they adopt new technologies, such as 5G.

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All the security features added in the Windows 10 May 2020 update
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The Windows 10 May 2020 update, also known as Windows 10 2004, has started rolling out to users today.

Windows Sandbox improvementsLast year, Microsoft introduced the Windows Sandbox on all Windows versions with the release of v1903.

The Windows Sandbox component allows users to launch a virtual machine running a stripped down version of Windows 10.

New security baselinesWe also have new security baselines (drafts for now) for Windows 10 and Windows Server installations.

Security baselines are basic OS configurations that system administrators can deploy across their computer fleets and ensure that basic security features are enabled.

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Valak targets Microsoft Exchange servers to steal enterprise data
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First observed in late 2019, Valak was once classified by cybersecurity researchers as a malware loader.

A WinExec API call is then made and JavaScript code is downloaded, leading to the creation of connections to command-and-control (C2) servers.

Additional files are then downloaded, decoded using Base64 and an XOR cipher, and the main payload is then deployed.

Functions include a system information grabber that harvests local and domain data; the "Exchgrabber" function which aims to infiltrate Microsoft Exchange by stealing credentials and domain certificates, a geolocation verifier, screenshot capture, and "Netrecon," a network reconnaissance tool.

This creates a very dangerous combinati…

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RBA says entrepreneurial 'dynamism' key to a post-coronavirus Australian economy
RBA says entrepreneurial 'dynamism' key to a post-coronavirus Australian economy RBA says entrepreneurial 'dynamism' key to a post-coronavirus Australian economy

Lowe appeared before the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19 on Thursday, discussing mostly the economic impact coronavirus will have on the Australian economy.

"Most of the analysis that's being done on [the tax] system through the various reports come to the conclusion that it's not optimally designed for growth.

The way we tax consumption, income, and land, is not optimal from a growth perspective," Lowe said.

"We stopped the downside through regulation but the culture that's coming together with that regulation is limiting the upside and the dynamism in the economy.

But he said reinvigorating the dynamism in Australia's economy would have to be a critical issue over the next few years t…

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Michigan State University hit by ransomware gang
Michigan State University hit by ransomware gang Michigan State University hit by ransomware gang

The operators of the NetWalker (Mailto) ransomware have announced today that they've infected the network of Michigan State University, one of the US' oldest educational institutes.

The ransomware gang has given MSU administrators a week to pay an undisclosed ransom demand to decrypt their files.

NetWalker operators have already published five images on the site to support their claims.

These include two images showing a directory structure allegedly from the university's network, a passport scan for a student, and two scans of Michigan State financial documents.

Past victims of the NetWalker group include Australian shipping giant Toll and the government network of Austrian city Weiz.

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Disaster-filled fourth quarter drags down Optus full-year results
Disaster-filled fourth quarter drags down Optus full-year results Disaster-filled fourth quarter drags down Optus full-year results

When combined with Optus closing the accounts of inactive users, its mobile customer base shrunk by 95,000 accounts over the quarter.

It was also during Optus' fourth quarter that it experienced "delivery disruptions from a major logistics supplier", with Toll Group experiencing its first ransomware infection of the year.

Enterprise mobile services for the quarter also fell 8.5% to AU$39 million, while equipment sales rose 4% to AU$20 million.

In total, revenue for the Optus enterprise group was down 11% for the quarter while EBITDA was smashed from AU$51 million a year prior to AU$21 million.

For its Singtel parent, annual operating revenue was down 5% to SG$16.5 billion, EBITDA fell 3% to…

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Google sued by Arizona AG for alleged deceptive tracking practices
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"Through these deceptive and unfair acts and practices, Google makes it impractical if not impossible for users to meaningfully opt-out of Google's collection of location information, should the users seek to do so," the complaint said.

The consumer lawsuit is the culmination of an Arizona investigation into Google's practices that commenced in late 2018, following an Associated Press investigation into the company's tracking behaviour.

Arizona's investigation [PDF] looked into how Google handled storing consumer location data, tracked consumer location, as well as other types of consumer tracking.

Arizona's top prosecutor reportedly investigating GoogleArizona Attorney General Mark Brnovic…

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Dell Australia full-year profit dips to AU$31 million while revenue grows 11%
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Dell Australia has reported an after-tax profit of just over AU$31 million for the financial period ending 31 January 2020, slightly down from AU$33.6 million recorded in 2019.

Dell Australia's revenue for the 12-month period was just shy of AU$326 million, up 11% from last year's AU$293 million.

The immediate parent entity of Dell Australia is Dell International LLC and its ultimate parent entity is Dell Technologies, both of which are incorporated in the United States.

All up during the year, Dell Australia had 1,049 employees.

Dell Australia scored itself a AU$2.1 million contract to supply new the tax agency with its Dell Latitude 5400 laptops.

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Google sued by Arizona over location data and alleged 'consumer fraud'
Google sued by Arizona over location data and alleged 'consumer fraud' Google sued by Arizona over location data and alleged 'consumer fraud'

The company generates the vast majority of its revenue through its massive advertising operation, which is buttressed by personal information Google collects when people use its products.

But users were "lulled into a false sense of security" because Google led users to believe they disabled settings for location data gathering, when they were still turned on, Brnovich wrote on Twitter.

"Google collects detailed information about its users, including their physical locations, to target users for advertising," Brnovich wrote.

Today we filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Google for deceptive and unfair practices used to obtain users’ location data, which Google then exploits for its lucrat…

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Stanley Black & Decker pivots to remote working video
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A legacy American brand does what it didn't know it could do.

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Frontline worker vs. knowledge worker video
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ZDNet's Larry Dignan reports on the 2020 remote workforce disruption.

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President Trump expected to sign executive order about social media on Thursday
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Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order on Thursday about social media, according to tweets by several White House reporters on Wednesday.

No other details about what the executive order will contain have been released.

The White House referred CNET to "pool reports" about the executive order.

On the flight back to Washington, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters President Trump is going to sign some kind of executive order on social media.

— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 27, 2020White House says Trump will sign an executive order "pertaining to social media" tomorrow, but provides no details on what it might say or d…

11 часов назад @ cnet.com
Boeing resumes 737 Max production
Boeing resumes 737 Max production Boeing resumes 737 Max production

BoeingBoeing on Thursday said it's resumed production of the 737 Max after previously suspending the plane's production following two crashes that killed 346 people.

"We've been on a continuous journey to evolve our production system and make it even stronger," Walt Odisho, vice president and general manager of the 737 program, said in a statement.

"These initiatives are the next step in creating the optimal build environment for the 737 MAX."

All of Boeing's 737 Max planes were grounded worldwide last March following deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

The company says the 737 program will gradually increase production this year.

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Zuckerberg says Libra cryptocurrency could help Facebook make more money
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Getty ImagesFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday explained how the launch a new cryptocurrency called Libra could help the social network rake in more ad dollars.

During the company's annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, Zuckerberg was asked how Facebook will make money from Libra, which hasn't launched yet.

Facebook and its partners have promoted Libra as a way to help people who don't have access to financial services or have to pay high fees to send money overseas.

During the meeting, Zuckerberg answered various questions including how the company approaches content moderation.

Facebook held its annual shareholder meeting on the same week that a whistleblower's complaint against…

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High-end smart home brand Savant acquires GE Lighting
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Chris Monroe/CNETSavant Systems Inc., a Massachusetts-based maker of professionally-installed smart home systems, has struck a deal with General Electric to purchase the GE Lighting brand, the companies announced today.

No financials were disclosed for the GE Lighting sale, but the Wall Street Journal reports that it cost Savant "about $250 million."

Together with Savant, GE Lighting will continue its legacy of innovation, while we at GE will continue to advance the infrastructure technologies that are core to our company and draw on the roots of our founder, Thomas Edison."

Savant, which sells smart home systems centered around security, entertainment, comfort, and lighting through a netwo…

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CNET 25: When Marc Andreessen ruled Netscape video
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CNET host Richard Hart visited Netscape just after the company went public and was taking on Microsoft in the browser wars. Here's our profile of founder Marc Andreessen from 1995.

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Global device shipments to drop 14%, Facebook launches CatchUp video
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Today's major tech stories include a report that predicts a 14% drop in device shipments in 2020, Android phones possibly getting a speed boost in the near future and Facebook's launch of a voice calling app called CatchUp.

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This electric aircraft could jump-start the future of flight
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By retrofitting an existing small plane, Magnix's goal is to show that commercial electric flight is possible now, even if a greener flying future with 100-passenger aircraft is still decades away.

Video: Pushing for the future of electric flight, one small plane at a time"It's a niche market.

"So it was very exciting to see an actual airline fly an actual electric aircraft."

A few companies, Uber included, are promising a not-so-distant future of electric air taxis and plenty of others are developing both electric motors and the airframes to use them.

Advantages and challengesGanzarski is eager to describe the advantages of electric flight.

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YouTube deletes comments critical of Chinese Communist Party due to 'error'
YouTube deletes comments critical of Chinese Communist Party due to 'error' YouTube deletes comments critical of Chinese Communist Party due to 'error'

Seth Rosenblatt/CNETYouTube on Tuesday said it has been deleting comments critical of the Chinese Communist party from its platform, according to multiple reports.

The company said the removals were due to an "error" in the company's systems for taking down content that violates YouTube's rules.

"This appears to be an error in our enforcement systems and we are investigating," the company told multiple news outlets in a statement.

YouTube also told the outlets that the company is looking into the issue, and said the removals were not part of any policy change.

They included Chinese phrases that translate to "communist bandit" and "50-cent party," which are insults to the nationalist governm…

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Twitter adds label to Trump's misleading tweets about mail-in-ballots
Twitter adds label to Trump's misleading tweets about mail-in-ballots Twitter adds label to Trump's misleading tweets about mail-in-ballots

It's the first time that Twitter has added a label to Trump's tweets.

Twitter's actions against Trump's tweets will also likely increase tensions between the company and conservative users, who allege that the social network suppresses conservative speech.

Timothy Klausutis, Lori's husband, wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on May 21 asking the company to pull down Trump's tweets, but the company said that it didn't violate its rules.

Twitter has been using automated technology to add labels to misleading tweets about the coronavirus too.

Both of Trump's tweets about mail-in ballots were retweeted more than 37,600 times and garnered roughly 131,800 likes combined as of Tuesday after…

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Google to begin reopening offices July 6, will let employees expense $1,000 for equipment while telecommuting
Google to begin reopening offices July 6, will let employees expense $1,000 for equipment while telecommuting Google to begin reopening offices July 6, will let employees expense $1,000 for equipment while telecommuting

Stephen Shankland/CNETGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai told employees Tuesday that the search giant is targeting July 6 to reopen offices for workers that want to come back to in person.

For people who want to continue working from home, Pichai said the company will allow employees to expense up to $1,000 for equipment and furniture, such as standing desks or ergonomic chairs.

Google has been more vocal about employees returning to the workplace while other tech giants have touted permanent telecommuting options.

Pichai had previously said most employees will work remotely for the rest of 2020.

Pichai told Wired last week that remote working won't impact those projects.

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Twitter under pressure to remove Trump's 'horrifying lies' about death of Scarborough aide
Twitter under pressure to remove Trump's 'horrifying lies' about death of Scarborough aide Twitter under pressure to remove Trump's 'horrifying lies' about death of Scarborough aide

Timothy Klausutis, Lori's husband, wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on May 21 asking the company to pull down Trump's tweets.

The New York Times shared the letter in an opinion piece with the headline "Twitter must cleanse the Trump stain."

Calls to remove Trump's tweets aren't new, but the pressure has been increasing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Twitter generally removes tweets that violate its rules, but might leave them up for public interest if they're posted by a high-profile user.

The company didn't respond to questions about whether Trump's tweets violate its rules.

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CNET is 25 years a website
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A quarter of a century has passed since CNET, a fledgling cable news channel about technology, launched its very first website.

Video: Celebrating 25 years of CNETCNETWithin a few short years, CNET's website evolved to eclipse the cable channel, and CNET became the media brand where anyone could come to get a trusted, honest, interesting perspective on technology products and the industry that creates them.

CNET made it our mission to give the most salient, helpful news and advice during a time of rapid change.

Video: A look back at the launch of CNET.comBrett Pearce/CNETOver the next month, we'll take you on a walk back through the past 25 years of technology, media and change.

We'll bring…

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Uber scraps thousands of Jump ebikes, because recycling them is ‘too complicated’
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SpaceX and NASA’s crewed mission postponed until the weekend due to bad weather
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Thankfully, you can enhance the safety of your file transfer processes by using proven technologies, such as managed file transfer (MFT) software, without straining your IT resources or interrupting current business processes.

What’s Managed File Transfer (MFT)?

An MFT software solution is an all-in-one technology that automates and encrypts file transfers.

8 Reasons for Implementing an MFT StrategyThere are many reasons why organizations should implement an MFT strategy to improve the safety and efficiency of their file transfer processes:1.

Using an MFT solution allows you to leverage the latest cybersecurity measures to ensure the safety of your business-critical information.

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Paving the Way: 3 Industries Ripe for Post-Pandemic Change
Paving the Way: 3 Industries Ripe for Post-Pandemic Change Paving the Way: 3 Industries Ripe for Post-Pandemic Change

That’s something that’s interesting in the short term, but it won’t permanently replace the concert experience once crowds are permitted again.

Education Has Changed for GoodAnd now, perhaps the biggest change: online education.

There was a solid resistance to online education, even a few months ago, with people feeling the virtual experience deprived students of vital elements.

Now that everyone has been forced to become online students and homeschoolers, they’ve discovered there are some benefits.

Shifting more to online education has a couple immediate benefits.

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Why the Next Frontier of Enterprise Sales Growth Will be AI-Powered
Why the Next Frontier of Enterprise Sales Growth Will be AI-Powered Why the Next Frontier of Enterprise Sales Growth Will be AI-Powered

Here is why the next frontier of enterprise sales growth will be AI-powered.

AI-powered tools for enterprise sales are likely to be a big part of the solution for leading organizations.

Let’s explore a few reasons why the moment is right for more sales organizations to embrace the opportunity of AI-powered customer intelligence for enterprise sales growth.

Even during the pre-crisis days, according to Salesforce , 57% of sales reps expected to miss quota this year, and 28% of sales reps expected to reach only 75% or less of their quotas.

AI-powered customer intelligence is the answer to the biggest challenges of today’s enterprise sales teams.

1 день, 16 часов назад @ readwrite.com
5 SEO Writing Tools for Optimizing your Content
5 SEO Writing Tools for Optimizing your Content 5 SEO Writing Tools for Optimizing your Content

Here are five SEO writing tools for optimizing your content.

Content and search engine optimization go hand in hand because people use search engines to find content that meets them at their points of need.

You should understand that there is a very big difference between creating relevant content for your audience, and optimizing your articles for SEO.

Understanding the Meaning of SEO-Friendly ContentBefore you can write impressive content that is optimized for SEO, you first need to understand the meaning of SEO-friendly content.

Optimizing content for search engines is not a complex endeavor as many might assume.

1 день, 19 часов назад @ readwrite.com
Ditch Batteries, Save the Planet with Smart Systems
Ditch Batteries, Save the Planet with Smart Systems Ditch Batteries, Save the Planet with Smart Systems

A shortlist of the home connected devices include connected consumer electronics, connected health devices, smart locks, thermostats, security cameras, sprinkling systems, and more.

But long-range wireless power promises less waste and lower cost with these smart home systems.

Infrared beams can travel with little degradation over a distance, efficiently and safely providing wireless power across a room.

The long-range technology will innovate and prepare for a new way of charging the growing prominence of smart devices in our daily lives.

Just like WiFi-enabled a new class of products — long-range wireless charging can usher in the next generation of powered, eco-friendly smart devices.

2 дня, 16 часов назад @ readwrite.com
Coway Launches Bargain-Friendly Bidetmega 150
Coway Launches Bargain-Friendly Bidetmega 150 Coway Launches Bargain-Friendly Bidetmega 150

Coway UAA offers a line of smart home health products, including the Airmega air purifier and the Aquamega water purifier.

Now available, the Coway Bidetmega 150 is a budget-friendly version of its existing smart bidet.

Bidetmega 150 Key FeaturesThis new Bidetmega uses the same unique i-wave cleaning technology that its other bidet model uses.

The Bidetmega 150 has an eco-friendly mode, which reduces energy consumption when it’s not in use.

Where to BuyThe Coway Bidetmega is priced at $399 (compared to its $600 Bidetmega 400), which makes it far more accessible to a larger audience.

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The Future of Democratized Stock Trading
The Future of Democratized Stock Trading The Future of Democratized Stock Trading

This “democratized” stock trading could completely change how we think about investing—and how the average person performs economically.

The Benefits of Democratized Stock TradingAlready, democratized stock trading has had a number of positive effects, which should increase even further in the future:Stock investing for all.

Repercussions of Democratized Stock TradingAre there any repercussions or side effects as a result of higher access to stock trading?

In a world of democratized stock trading, individual investors are left to their own devices to perform due diligence and assess risk.

In a world of democratized stock trading, individual investors are left to their own devices to perform…

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5 Advantages Artificial Intelligence can Give Your SME
5 Advantages Artificial Intelligence can Give Your SME 5 Advantages Artificial Intelligence can Give Your SME

What are the advantages that artificial intelligence can give your SME?

The term artificial intelligence can be used on all tasks that solve human intelligence foibles, and they are solved, quickly, by machines.

We see that artificial intelligence is linked to business, and companies are taking advantage of artificial intelligence to do their tasks faster and at a lower cost.

The results of a Vistage survey of SME leaders make clear that the benefits of artificial intelligence are becoming very important to the business.

A chatbot with artificial intelligence is another of the most common examples in business intelligence.

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Role of Big Data in the Evolution of the Financial Industry
Role of Big Data in the Evolution of the Financial Industry Role of Big Data in the Evolution of the Financial Industry

Considering how disruptive technologies like Big Data have reached their maturation, big data can be made a beneficial part of the financial industry.

With this data-driven approach, let’s take a look at how Big Data is transforming the financial industry.

Essentially, it means that Big Data technologies handle vast quantities of data in a static and real-time environment while supporting multiple data types.

Final ThoughtsIn the years to come, it is clear that Big Data will revolutionize how we perceive the financial industry.

It is only a matter of time until Big Data emerges as a second currency in the financial industry.

4 дня, 19 часов назад @ readwrite.com
4 Ways to Feel Less Stressed During Quarantine
4 Ways to Feel Less Stressed During Quarantine 4 Ways to Feel Less Stressed During Quarantine

Does it seem impossible to shake off stress and anxiety at the moment?

For many, it may appear impossible to shake off stress and anxiety at the moment.

With that in mind, let’s explore four out-of-the-box ideas that will help you feel less stressed during the quarantine.

ExerciseMaintaining a stable exercise routine has worked before for your troubled mind; it will work again this time.

Putting these issues out of your mind is how you will survive the spiraling negative thoughts that coronavirus uncertainty has precipitated.

5 дней, 16 часов назад @ readwrite.com
Dropshipping in 2020: Does it Actually Work?
Dropshipping in 2020: Does it Actually Work? Dropshipping in 2020: Does it Actually Work?

But does dropshipping actually work in 2020?

To get started, find the manufacturer, supplier, drop shipper, and create a website (group in social networks) with an offer to purchase something.

Working on the dropshipping system, you will be able to quickly form a customer base than if you were involved in promoting products that you produce yourself.

The Dropshipping system can bring a good income and become an excellent method of earning.

Each entrepreneur must independently decide whether or not to work with dropshipping suppliers.

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How Smart Cities Can Help Build a Better Post-Pandemic World
How Smart Cities Can Help Build a Better Post-Pandemic World How Smart Cities Can Help Build a Better Post-Pandemic World

Smart cities, micro-drones, Internet of Things, connected logistics, artificial intelligence, etc.

We have talked about improving the connectivity and conditions of our cities by turning them into truly ‘smart cities’.

We must learn and adapt using the intrinsic smart city concepts to better equip all cities.

Smart cities have been historically more adept at collating and pushing actionable insights.

Smart cities with emerging and innovative tech applications have witnessed faster and effective testing and reporting.

5 дней, 19 часов назад @ readwrite.com
Why You Should Allow Employees to do Online Shopping at Work
Why You Should Allow Employees to do Online Shopping at Work Why You Should Allow Employees to do Online Shopping at Work

That’s why we decided to look at a supposedly unproductive activity – online shopping during office hours.

Many studies confirm what you may have already suspected to be true – most people engage in online shopping at work.

First of all, we confirmed that office workers indeed use online shopping to procrastinate during work hours.

1: Online shopping is one of the least harmful unproductive activitiesOnline shopping is far from being the biggest productivity threat to companies.

3: Shopping at work can actually make people more productiveImagine yourself in a situation where you just did some shopping during work hours.

6 дней, 16 часов назад @ readwrite.com
75 Billion Reasons to Talk About Cybersecurity
75 Billion Reasons to Talk About Cybersecurity 75 Billion Reasons to Talk About Cybersecurity

Recent events have reminded all of us how much we rely on smart connected devices to accomplish daily tasks, get work done, and stay in touch with our families and friends.

Specifically, we need to look at the current forecasts that say we will have 75 billion devices connected to the Internet of Things by 2025.

Do the numbers understate the potential growth in the amount and, more importantly, the use of connected devices?

We’ll only realize the full potential of smart, connected devices if we can trust and rely on them to be safe and secure.

And we have at least 75 billion reasons to build a safer IoT world.

6 дней, 19 часов назад @ readwrite.com
Website Traffic Will Become a Defining Metric for Success (Post COVID-19)
Website Traffic Will Become a Defining Metric for Success (Post COVID-19) Website Traffic Will Become a Defining Metric for Success (Post COVID-19)

It’s also had a significant impact on thousands of small businesses across hundreds of industries and niches.

Economists are projecting that more than 100,000 small businesses have permanently shut their doors since the pandemic began escalating in mid-March.

For millions of other small businesses, the struggle to remain profitable, recoup losses, and grow becomes a very big challenge moving forward.

Why Website Traffic Matters More Than EverTraffic has always been an important metric for business owners.

This means website traffic will be one of the foundational building blocks for all small businesses moving forward.

6 дней, 20 часов назад @ readwrite.com
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Philips Hue Play Sync Box adds Siri integration for syncing smart lights with your home theater
Philips Hue Play Sync Box adds Siri integration for syncing smart lights with your home theater Philips Hue Play Sync Box adds Siri integration for syncing smart lights with your home theater

With today’s update, you can now use Siri, Alexa, or Assistant to set the scene using the Philips Hue Play Sync Box.

Through an update to the Hue Sync application, you can simply say “Hey Siri, start syncing my lights,” and the Philips Hue Play Sync Box will start matching the content you’re watching on TV.

You can order the Philips Hue HDMI Sync Box on Amazon, though it’s currently out of stock.

Update my Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box Signify enriches Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box with voice control, infrared remote control and HDR10+/Dolby Vision content support Somerset, New Jersey – With its latest software update, Signify enriches the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box.

The latest softwa…

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Photos: Apple Sydney’s new look awaits a brighter future
Photos: Apple Sydney’s new look awaits a brighter future Photos: Apple Sydney’s new look awaits a brighter future

As the window wrappings fell this week, the balconies of Apple Sydney looked onto a George Street transformed as much as the store itself.

Every Apple Store in Australia is now open following temporary closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Just inside the front door is a staple in every redesigned Apple Store: a Today at Apple Forum with an 8K video wall.

Every surface at Apple Sydney has been given attention down to new stainless steel panels.

Apple Sydney will be waiting when it’s time to get together again.

8 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
Heart Analyzer adds new Dashboard and more for viewing Apple Watch heart rate data
Heart Analyzer adds new Dashboard and more for viewing Apple Watch heart rate data Heart Analyzer adds new Dashboard and more for viewing Apple Watch heart rate data

Heart Analyzer is a powerful app that taps into the heart rate data tracked by your Apple Watch.

Following a massive update to the Apple Watch app last November, today’s update to Heart Analyzer focuses on revamping the iPhone version of the app.

On the Heart Analyzer Dashboard, you can see a variety of different statistics and reports, including your average heart rate, your trends for the day and the week, your resting heart rate, and much more.

Meanwhile on Apple Watch, Heart Analyzer now offers improved Infograph complications and more.

A refined Apple Watch experience with better heart rate charts on complications: Features including heart rate charts, metrics for the week, LiveHR and …

9 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
Apple reaches deal for upcoming Martin Scorsese film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro
Apple reaches deal for upcoming Martin Scorsese film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro Apple reaches deal for upcoming Martin Scorsese film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro

Under the deal, Paramount would still distribute the film.

Marin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are set to play the lead roles in the film alongside Robert Di Niro.

This will mark the second major feature film deal for Apple TV+ recently.

Last week, Apple TV+ secured the rights to the upcoming World War II film Greyhound which was written by and stars Tom Hanks for $70 million.

A report in April first indicated Apple’s interest in funding the Martin Scorsese film, which is based on a best selling book of the same name.

10 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
Should you buy an Apple TV right now or wait for a new model?
Should you buy an Apple TV right now or wait for a new model? Should you buy an Apple TV right now or wait for a new model?

We’ve heard rumors about a new Apple TV for a while, but the company still sells two different Apple TV models, which leads some customers to wonder which one they should buy or whether they should wait for the next generation.

The current lineupIf you’re planning to buy an Apple TV today, you have two options: the Apple TV 4K (5th generation) and the Apple TV HD (4th generation), but neither of them are brand new models.

What we know about a new Apple TV9to5Mac has found references to a new Apple TV model in the tvOS 13.4 beta code.

The codes reveal a new Apple TV with the codename “T1125”, while the current Apple TV 4K is named “J105a” and the HD model is “J42d”.

If you want an Apple TV r…

11 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
Apple acquires machine learning startup Inductiv Inc. to improve Siri data
Apple acquires machine learning startup Inductiv Inc. to improve Siri data Apple acquires machine learning startup Inductiv Inc. to improve Siri data

Apple has acquired the machine learning startup Inductiv Inc., according to a new report from Bloomberg.

The report explains that the engineering team from Inductiv has joined Apple “in recent weeks” to work on several different projects including Siri, machine learning, and data science.

Having clean data is important for machine learning, a popular and powerful type of AI that helps software improve with less human invention.

In 2016, Apple acquired the Seattle-based startup Turi as part of its efforts to build out its machine learning and artificial intelligence teams.

Apple went on to release the Turi Create framework for simplifying the development of machine learning models.

12 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
You can now use your Canon EOS camera as a Mac webcam, here’s how it works
You can now use your Canon EOS camera as a Mac webcam, here’s how it works You can now use your Canon EOS camera as a Mac webcam, here’s how it works

Tired of using the low-res 720p FaceTime camera built-in to your MacBook Air, Pro or iMac?

Canon just expanded its beta software to macOS today that lets you use an EOS or PowerShot camera as your webcam for much-improved video quality.

Well if you have a compatible Canon EOS or PowerShot camera, you can now use it for high-quality webcam video with your Mac.

Unfortunately, there are some limitations since the EOS Webcam Utility is in beta like no support for FaceTime or Safari, and you need to use the web versions of Zoom, Skype, etc.

How to use a Canon EOS camera as a high-quality Mac webcamDownload the EOS Webcam Utility Beta from Canon (check that your specific EOS or PowerShot camera i…

13 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
Apple stops signing iOS 13.4.1, blocking downgrades from recently released iOS 13.5
Apple stops signing iOS 13.4.1, blocking downgrades from recently released iOS 13.5 Apple stops signing iOS 13.4.1, blocking downgrades from recently released iOS 13.5

Apple last week released iOS 13.5 to everyone, bringing new features such as the Exposure Notification API and Face ID upgrades.

Now, Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.4.1, which means users can no longer downgrade from iOS 13.5 to iOS 13.4.1.

Of note, there is currently a jailbreak available for iOS 13.5, so there’s no need to downgrade to iOS 13.4.1 to take advantage of it.

Now that Apple has stopped signing iOS 13.4.1, it means that no one can downgrade from iOS 13.5 to that version via iTunes/Finder.

As for right now, iOS 13.5 is the latest version of iOS, and it’s still being signed and supported by Apple.

14 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
HBO stops participating in Apple TV Channels, users directed to HBO Max app
HBO stops participating in Apple TV Channels, users directed to HBO Max app HBO stops participating in Apple TV Channels, users directed to HBO Max app

This morning, HBO launched its new expanded streaming service: HBO Max, which is a superset of the existing HBO Now offering.

You can get the HBO Max app on all Apple devices, but it comes at a price: the HBO partnership with Apple TV Channels is being wound down.

Starting today, the HBO channel has been removed from the Apple TV app if you don’t already subscribe to it.

The HBO Apple TV channel now features a carousel advertising the Max service.

If you are coming to HBO Max afresh, you can use Apple In-App Purchase to subscribe inside of the HBO Max application.

15 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
Stacktrace Podcast 085: “Magnetic mumbo jumbo”
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What could an iPhone without any ports look like, and is it likely that Apple would ever adopt USB-C for the iPhone?

Also, Mac development, using multiple programming languages, sharing utilities between projects, and much more.

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Rumor: Leaked images may show redesigned Leather Loop for Apple Watch
Rumor: Leaked images may show redesigned Leather Loop for Apple Watch Rumor: Leaked images may show redesigned Leather Loop for Apple Watch

Apple could be planning a redesign for the Apple Watch Leather Loop.

A tipster shared a variety of images of a new Apple Watch Leather Loop with 9to5Mac earlier this month, and now similar images have surfaced on Reddit.

Apple currently sells the Leather Loop for Apple Watch in four different colors: peacock, Meyer lemon, saddle brown, and black.

The Apple Watch Leather Loop shown in the leaked images certainly looks to be more sporty.

As of right now, it’s unclear when Apple might unveil the new Leather Loop for Apple Watch, and it’s possible that plans are scrapped.

17 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
Instagram to show ads on IGTV for the first time, share revenue with creators
Instagram to show ads on IGTV for the first time, share revenue with creators Instagram to show ads on IGTV for the first time, share revenue with creators

Now for the first time, IGTV will gain ads and the company will share a cut of the revenue with creators.

Additionally “Badges” arrive as a way for fans to donate to creators in Instagram Live videos.

Today we’re announcing new ways for creators to make money through Instagram Live and IGTV.

The video ads will be built for mobile and up to 15 seconds long.

We recently announced Live Shopping, which will let creators and brands tag products during their live videos.

18 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro is $100 off in today’s best deals, plus iPhones from $40, more
Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro is $100 off in today’s best deals, plus iPhones from $40, more Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro is $100 off in today’s best deals, plus iPhones from $40, more

Today’s best deals include Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pro at $100 off, plus previous-generation iPhones are on sale, and Logitech’s Slim Folio for iPad Pro gets a discount.

Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook ProTrusted Apple retailer Expercom is taking up to $100 off the new 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro.

We’ve only seen Apple’s new 13-inch MacBook Pro discounted once before.

iPad Pro Slim Folio sports a keyboardAmazon is currently offering the Logitech Slim Folio Pro Keyboard Case for 12.9-inch iPad Pro at $98.

Best trade-in deals9to5Mac also keeps tabs on all the best trade-in deals on iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch, and more every month.

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9to5Mac Daily: May 27, 2020 – More Apple Stores reopenings, macOS 10.15.5 features
9to5Mac Daily: May 27, 2020 – More Apple Stores reopenings, macOS 10.15.5 features 9to5Mac Daily: May 27, 2020 – More Apple Stores reopenings, macOS 10.15.5 features

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Build-to-order Macs finally available in India ahead of Apple Store launches
Build-to-order Macs finally available in India ahead of Apple Store launches Build-to-order Macs finally available in India ahead of Apple Store launches

Build-to-order Macs (BTO) are finally available in India through Apple Authorized Resellers.

Customers in India, a key overseas market for American technology giants, have long requested this feature, which Apple offers in several regions.

Prior to this, Apple only offered select variants of its Mac computers in India and gave no option to customers to ask for specific upgrades.

“Previously, there was no real way to get a built-to-order or configure-to-order Mac in India.

Currently, Apple has a website in India, but as soon as you click a Buy button you are directed to authorized resellers.

20 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
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Trump Draft Order Could Seek to Limit Protections for Social-Media Companies
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WASHINGTON—A draft of an executive order President Trump is expected to sign on Thursday would seek to limit the broad legal protection that federal law currently provides social-media and other online platforms, according to people familiar with the draft.

The draft order would make it easier for federal regulators to hold companies such as Twitter and Facebook liable for curbing users’ speech, for example by suspending their accounts or deleting their posts, the people said.

6 часов назад @ wsj.com
AppleLands Martin Scorsese Movie StarringLeonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro
AppleLands Martin Scorsese Movie StarringLeonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro AppleLands Martin Scorsese Movie StarringLeonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro

Apple Inc. has nabbed director Martin Scorsese’s next film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, according to people familiar with the matter.

The project will be the tech giant’s biggest foray into film yet as it beat out other interested companies, including Netflix Inc., which produced Mr. Scorsese’s last film.

10 часов назад @ wsj.com
Twitter's Labels for Trump Tweets Show Tech Platforms' Split Over Political Speech
Twitter's Labels for Trump Tweets Show Tech Platforms' Split Over Political Speech Twitter's Labels for Trump Tweets Show Tech Platforms' Split Over Political Speech

Twitter Inc.’s move to label two tweets by President Trump as misinformation highlights a widening divide among big tech platforms on how they handle political speech, an increasingly contentious issue as the U.S. presidential election approaches.

The messaging platform’s decision to slap a fact-checking label Tuesday on the two tweets, in which Mr. Trump said vote-by-mail would lead to rampant fraud, contrasts sharply with the position by larger rival Facebook Inc., which reviewed the same claim from the president on its...

11 часов назад @ wsj.com
Canadian Judge Rules U.S. Met Legal Test to Seek Huawei Executive's Extradition
Canadian Judge Rules U.S. Met Legal Test to Seek Huawei Executive's Extradition Canadian Judge Rules U.S. Met Legal Test to Seek Huawei Executive's Extradition

A Canadian judge ruled that the U.S. met a key legal test to seek the extradition of a senior Huawei Technologies Co. executive who has been at the center of a fight between Washington and Beijing over the giant telecom-equipment maker.

The decision released Wednesday marks the first major court ruling on the fate of Huawei finance chief Meng Wanzhou.

Ms. Meng, 48, is the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei and has been detained in Vancouver on bail since she was arrested at the city’s airport in December 2018.

16 часов назад @ wsj.com
Why Does Zoom Exhaust You? Science Has an Answer
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Tammy Sun, the quintessential Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, fired off an uncharacteristically low-tech Tweet recently.

“Zoom fatigue has me wanting a landline and a rotary phone,” wrote the founder and CEO of Carrot, a startup that provides fertility benefit plans for companies.

Ms. Sun likes Zoom a lot.

In fact, she says she’s a “power user,” spending nine out of 10 conversations on it, six days a week.

The hours aren’t the problem, she says, it’s the real-time image of herself on the Zoom grid, reflecting her every...

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U.S. Seizure of Chinese-Built Transformer Raises Specter of Closer Scrutiny
U.S. Seizure of Chinese-Built Transformer Raises Specter of Closer Scrutiny U.S. Seizure of Chinese-Built Transformer Raises Specter of Closer Scrutiny

An electrical transformer built in China and bound for Colorado arrived at the Port of Houston last summer, before U.S. authorities diverted it to a national laboratory.

Loren Elliott/ReutersWSJ News Exclusive U.S. Seizure of Chinese-Built Transformer Raises Specter of Closer Scrutiny Federal officials haven’t said publicly why they sent the transformer to a national lab, but experts said the move signaled possible grid-security concerns

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HBO Max Leaves AT&T at Odds With Amazon and Roku
HBO Max Leaves AT&T at Odds With Amazon and Roku HBO Max Leaves AT&T at Odds With Amazon and Roku

HBO Max, AT&T Inc.’s new streaming service, launched Wednesday but remains unavailable to Amazon.com Inc. Prime Video subscribers, as both companies remain at loggerheads over where the content will reside and who will have access to user data.

Amazon has about 5 million customers who get HBO through its Prime Video Channels platform, all of whom aren’t able to access HBO Max, which is being offered to existing HBO customers at no extra charge.

Amazon subscribers who want the new version would have to drop HBO from their...

18 часов назад @ wsj.com
Two Chinese Tech Firms Prepare Hong Kong Listings
Two Chinese Tech Firms Prepare Hong Kong Listings Two Chinese Tech Firms Prepare Hong Kong Listings

Two of China’s most valuable U.S.-listed companies are pushing ahead with multibillion-dollar share sales in Hong Kong, amid growing pressure from U.S. lawmakers on Chinese companies to disclose their financial information or delist.

The listing plans of NetEase Inc., an online games company, and JD.com Inc., the operator of an e-commerce website, will be reviewed on Thursday by the listing committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, people familiar with the situation told the Wall Street Journal.

21 час назад @ wsj.com
Elon Musk's SpaceX Readies First Astronaut Launch by Private Firm
Elon Musk's SpaceX Readies First Astronaut Launch by Private Firm Elon Musk's SpaceX Readies First Astronaut Launch by Private Firm

SpaceX is scheduled to launch two NASA astronauts into orbit this afternoon—weather permitting—to kick off a new era of corporate-driven space missions.

No company has ever flown commercially developed hardware carrying humans and linked up with the international space station.

If Space Exploration Technologies Corp. reaches that goal, it will be the first human launch from U.S. soil since 2011 and mark a major shift in the country’s space endeavors.

It also would represent a long-awaited milestone for NASA and a resounding...

22 часа назад @ wsj.com
HBO Max Is Here: What You Need to Know
HBO Max Is Here: What You Need to Know HBO Max Is Here: What You Need to Know

The latest mega streamer is now open for business, with a sales pitch that the name HBO Max translates to quality and quantity.

But with so many competing services out there, how does the new platform’s 10,000 hours of movies and TV shows stack up, considering that at $15 a month, it’s pricier than most rivals?

The value proposition is obvious for people already paying for HBO—for no extra charge, most get instant access to the new platform, which includes everything in the HBO catalog.

(The upgrade process varies based on...

22 часа назад @ wsj.com
Miss Your Office? Some Companies Are Building Virtual Replicas
Miss Your Office? Some Companies Are Building Virtual Replicas Miss Your Office? Some Companies Are Building Virtual Replicas

But some companies and their employees don’t want to leave everything about the office behind, it turns out, and are replicating their offices in “SimCity”-like simulations online.

Some virtual office spaces predate the pandemic.

Unlike real estate, there is no standard formula to calculate the price of a virtual office.

Marc Lewis, the college’s dean, has committed to spending £10,000 on testing virtual office products to host lectures and keep connected to students.

WeTransfer plans to keep the virtual office once its physical equivalents reopen.

1 день назад @ wsj.com
Tech Workers Fear Their Jobs Will Be Automated in Wake of Coronavirus
Tech Workers Fear Their Jobs Will Be Automated in Wake of Coronavirus Tech Workers Fear Their Jobs Will Be Automated in Wake of Coronavirus

An estimated 67% of workers at U.S. technology companies are concerned about losing their jobs to digital capabilities powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic software, KPMG said in a report Friday.

That compares with 44% among workers at companies outside the tech sector.

Beyond automation, 70% of tech-sector workers are worried about having their jobs eliminated as a result of the economic fallout from the crisis, compared with 57% of workers employed by companies in other industries.

“Workers in the tech industry are closer to the technology and thus have a unique understanding, more so than other industries, of technology and its capabilities,” said Mr. Zanni.

T…

1 день, 1 час назад @ wsj.com
Amazon in Advanced Talks to Buy Self-Driving-Car Tech Company Zoox
Amazon in Advanced Talks to Buy Self-Driving-Car Tech Company Zoox Amazon in Advanced Talks to Buy Self-Driving-Car Tech Company Zoox

Amazon.com Inc. is in advanced talks to buy Zoox Inc. in a move that would expand the e-commerce giant’s reach in autonomous-vehicle technology.

The companies are discussing a deal that would value Zoox at less than the $3.2 billion it achieved in a funding round in 2018, according to people familiar with the matter.

An agreement may be...

1 день, 9 часов назад @ wsj.com
Twitter Adds Fact-Check Notice to Trump Tweets on Mail-In Ballots
Twitter Adds Fact-Check Notice to Trump Tweets on Mail-In Ballots Twitter Adds Fact-Check Notice to Trump Tweets on Mail-In Ballots

WASHINGTON—Twitter Inc. on Tuesday turned down a widower’s request to delete tweets by President Trump floating baseless theories about his wife’s death, but for the first time applied a fact-checking notice to a different unsubstantiated claim the president made on the platform.

The social-media company didn’t explain its decision early in the day not to remove Mr. Trump’s tweets falsely suggesting that former lawmaker and current MSNBC host Joe Scarborough had played a role in the 2001 death of a former congressional aide.

1 день, 11 часов назад @ wsj.com
Taco Bell, Walmart Among Advertisers Seeking New Deal Terms With Quibi
Taco Bell, Walmart Among Advertisers Seeking New Deal Terms With Quibi Taco Bell, Walmart Among Advertisers Seeking New Deal Terms With Quibi

Streaming service Quibi is beginning to feel the pinch of its lackluster performance since launching last month, as major advertisers seek to defer payments and the company looks to cut costs, according to people familiar with the situation.

The advertisers, which include PepsiCo Inc., Yum Brands Inc.’s Taco Bell, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA and Walmart Inc., have asked for the changes because of concerns about the service’s low viewership or the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their businesses, one of the people said.

1 день, 15 часов назад @ wsj.com
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Executive Order Is Expected to Curtail Protections for Social Media Companies
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Along with the First Amendment, Section 230 has helped social media companies flourish.

They can set their own lax or strict rules for content on their platforms, and they can moderate as they see fit.

Defenders of the law, including technology companies, have argued that any move to repeal or alter it would cripple online discussion.

4 часа назад @ nytimes.com
SpaceX Launch Live: What You Need to Know
SpaceX Launch Live: What You Need to Know SpaceX Launch Live: What You Need to Know

After all, when it comes to capturing the public imagination around space travel, style matters.

“Suits are the charismatic mammals of space hardware,” said Cathleen Lewis, the curator of international space programs and spacesuits at the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

“They evoke the human experience.”

18 часов назад @ nytimes.com
Instagram Wants Its Influencers to Make More Money
Instagram Wants Its Influencers to Make More Money Instagram Wants Its Influencers to Make More Money

These updates are in addition to the expanded Instagram Live shopping features announced last week.

Influencers are an asset to social platforms.

They drive engagement, but platforms that hope to retain top creators must help them do one thing well: make money.

Influencing is a career, after all, and if creators aren’t getting paid, they will eventually stop showing up for work.

19 часов назад @ nytimes.com
Canadian Court to Rule on Extradition of Huawei Executive to United States
Canadian Court to Rule on Extradition of Huawei Executive to United States Canadian Court to Rule on Extradition of Huawei Executive to United States

After a ruling from the Supreme Court, the case would move to the political arena, with the justice minister of Canada making the final decision on whether she must be sent to the United States to stand trial.

Tracy Sherlock reported from Vancouver, British Columbia, and Dan Bilefsky from Montreal.

Raymond Zhong contributed reporting from Taipei, Taiwan.

22 часа назад @ nytimes.com
Tired of Plastic? These Businesses Have Ideas for You
Tired of Plastic? These Businesses Have Ideas for You Tired of Plastic? These Businesses Have Ideas for You

Footprint was born of Mr. Swope’s work for 15 years as an engineer at Intel, where he became an “accidental environmentalist.” He saw firsthand the many different elements of plastic packaging that accompanied Intel products and was stunned by the amount of waste in the shipping and in the supply chain in general.

He was even more alarmed that silicon wafers, elements of Intel’s processors, were considered contaminated after being transported in plastic that was similar to the tubs of cut fruit from the grocery store.

1 день, 1 час назад @ nytimes.com
Twitter Adds Labels to Trump’s Tweets for First Time
Twitter Adds Labels to Trump’s Tweets for First Time Twitter Adds Labels to Trump’s Tweets for First Time

There is NO WAY (ZERO!)

that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent.

Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed.

The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone.....

1 день, 12 часов назад @ nytimes.com
Twitter Grapples Anew With Its Trump Conundrum
Twitter Grapples Anew With Its Trump Conundrum Twitter Grapples Anew With Its Trump Conundrum

Twitter said it would not remove Mr. Trump’s posts about Ms. Klausutis, even as her widower called them “horrifying lies,” because they did not violate its terms of service.

That echoed what the social media company has repeatedly said about its lack of action on Mr. Trump’s posts: That while his messages may skirt the line of what’s accepted under Twitter’s rules, they never cross it.

1 день, 12 часов назад @ nytimes.com
How NASA’s Astronauts Became SpaceX’s Customers
How NASA’s Astronauts Became SpaceX’s Customers How NASA’s Astronauts Became SpaceX’s Customers

Already, two companies have announced plans to buy launches in SpaceX’s capsule, the Crew Dragon, to take non-NASA passengers to space.

Those missions might fly as soon as a year from now.

One would take space tourists on a visit to the International Space Station; the other would be a trip on an elliptical orbit around Earth that might view the planet from an altitude two to three times as high as the space station’s orbit.

Tom Cruise has even expressed interest in using the space station for a film.

1 день, 13 часов назад @ nytimes.com
Amazon Misses a Shopping Opportunity
Amazon Misses a Shopping Opportunity Amazon Misses a Shopping Opportunity

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The most helpful shopping ideas right now are coming from blah big box stores like Walmart and Lowe’s.

It’s surprising, yeah.

And Amazon, the company that’s determined to reinvent everything, is kinda boring.

1 день, 16 часов назад @ nytimes.com
Step Chickens and the Rise of TikTok Cults
Step Chickens and the Rise of TikTok Cults Step Chickens and the Rise of TikTok Cults

Fans find Ms. Ong relatable and say that her success feels like their own success.

“Melissa, as our leader, is not afraid to show people that she is not perfect, and as followers that look up to her, we do not feel like we have to be.

We are us, we are ourselves, we are the Step Chickens and we are special,” Danny said.

1 день, 18 часов назад @ nytimes.com
Uber and Lyft Drivers Sue for New York Unemployment Benefits
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If possible, choose a window seat.

A study from Emory University found that during flu season, the safest place to sit on a plane is by a window, as people sitting in window seats had less contact with potentially sick people.

Disinfect hard surfaces.

If the seat is hard and nonporous or leather or pleather, you can wipe that down, too.

(Using wipes on upholstered seats could lead to a wet seat and spreading of germs rather than killing them.)

1 день, 20 часов назад @ nytimes.com
When the C.E.O., Already Facing a Crisis, Gets the Coronavirus
When the C.E.O., Already Facing a Crisis, Gets the Coronavirus When the C.E.O., Already Facing a Crisis, Gets the Coronavirus

If possible, choose a window seat.

A study from Emory University found that during flu season, the safest place to sit on a plane is by a window, as people sitting in window seats had less contact with potentially sick people.

Disinfect hard surfaces.

If the seat is hard and nonporous or leather or pleather, you can wipe that down, too.

(Using wipes on upholstered seats could lead to a wet seat and spreading of germs rather than killing them.)

2 дня, 1 час назад @ nytimes.com
China’s Virus Apps May Outlast the Outbreak, Stirring Privacy Fears
China’s Virus Apps May Outlast the Outbreak, Stirring Privacy Fears China’s Virus Apps May Outlast the Outbreak, Stirring Privacy Fears

If possible, choose a window seat.

A study from Emory University found that during flu season, the safest place to sit on a plane is by a window, as people sitting in window seats had less contact with potentially sick people.

Disinfect hard surfaces.

If the seat is hard and nonporous or leather or pleather, you can wipe that down, too.

(Using wipes on upholstered seats could lead to a wet seat and spreading of germs rather than killing them.)

2 дня, 2 часа назад @ nytimes.com
Remember the MOOCs? After Near-Death, They’re Booming
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If possible, choose a window seat.

A study from Emory University found that during flu season, the safest place to sit on a plane is by a window, as people sitting in window seats had less contact with potentially sick people.

Disinfect hard surfaces.

If the seat is hard and nonporous or leather or pleather, you can wipe that down, too.

(Using wipes on upholstered seats could lead to a wet seat and spreading of germs rather than killing them.)

2 дня, 3 часа назад @ nytimes.com
Virgin Orbit Launch: 1st Attempt to Blast Off From Beneath Jumbo Jet
Virgin Orbit Launch: 1st Attempt to Blast Off From Beneath Jumbo Jet Virgin Orbit Launch: 1st Attempt to Blast Off From Beneath Jumbo Jet

Mr. Hart said that day that the weather looked favorable for the test.

The company had planned to attempt the launch on Sunday, but the day’s attempt was called off because of a problem with a sensor.

2 дня, 19 часов назад @ nytimes.com
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Amid lockdown, Kenyan medical startup brings clinic to your home
Amid lockdown, Kenyan medical startup brings clinic to your home Amid lockdown, Kenyan medical startup brings clinic to your home

A man displays the TIBU Health app of the Nairobi-based startup on his phone in Nairobi, Kenya May 22, 2020.

REUTERS/Baz RatnerMaikere is one of over 600 Nairobians getting medical care at home through TIBU Health, a Kenyan startup.

“They don’t realize that ... often you don’t even need to go to a clinic.

One challenge has been to create a digital system that safely stores patients’ health records.

Although there is a growing push for digitising health records in Kenya, much of the information is still on paper only, raising the risk of inefficiencies and data loss.

1 час назад @ reuters.com
Facebook German privacy case referred to European Court
Facebook German privacy case referred to European Court Facebook German privacy case referred to European Court

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German Federal Court on Thursday referred a lawsuit filed by a consumer protection watchdog alleging privacy violations by Facebook (FB.O) to the Court of Justice of the European Union to seek clarification on the applicable law.

Facebook declined to comment on the court statement pending the release of a full written judgment.

A lower court ruled in favor of the vzbv and Facebook appealed the decision.

In its written ruling, the Federal Court said it was suspending the case to seek advice from the European Court as interpretations of the applicable law varied.

The European Union’s two-year-old privacy rulebook, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), stipulate…

1 час назад @ reuters.com
From bikes to blockchain: Shipping industry goes digital in lockdown
From bikes to blockchain: Shipping industry goes digital in lockdown From bikes to blockchain: Shipping industry goes digital in lockdown

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The coronavirus lockdown has accelerated a digitalisation drive in a global shipping and logistics sector that still routinely delivers many documents by bike messenger in some countries, according to industry leaders.

FILE PHOTO: The Maersk Line container ship Maersk Sentosa is helped by tugs as it navigates the River Mersey in Liverpool, Britain, July 31, 2018.

REUTERS/Phil NoblePorts operator DP World DPW.DI said on Thursday it would join shipping company Maersk (MAERSKb.CO) and other peers in a blockchain platform aimed at limiting the sector’s costly paper trail.

In many African countries, Maersk relies on fleets of motorcycles known as ‘boda bodas’ to deliver do…

2 часа назад @ reuters.com
Alibaba extends its reach in China as coronavirus outbreak opens doors
Alibaba extends its reach in China as coronavirus outbreak opens doors Alibaba extends its reach in China as coronavirus outbreak opens doors

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Alibaba Group is seen at the company's headquarters in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, Nov. 18, 2019.

REUTERS/Aly Song/File PhotoWhile many companies are hurting from disruption caused by the virus, Alibaba has seen traffic at its online marketplaces shoot higher and demand grow for services like food delivery.

But that also signals that big tech companies like Alibaba are only going to get bigger, potentially stifling smaller firms, analysts said.

Ele.me’s daily active users rose to roughly 15 million from 10 million, while Meituan’s increased to 17 million from 15 million, showed data from researcher Analysys.

Analysts said the virus and Alibaba’s strengthening…

3 часа назад @ reuters.com
Trump's executive order targets political bias at Twitter and Facebook: draft
Trump's executive order targets political bias at Twitter and Facebook: draft Trump's executive order targets political bias at Twitter and Facebook: draft

The order, a draft copy of which was seen by Reuters, could change before it is finalized.

On Wednesday, officials said Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The draft order also states that the White House Office of Digital Strategy will re-establish a tool to help citizens report cases of online censorship.

Called the White House Tech Bias Reporting Tool, it will collect complaints of online censorship and submit them to the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

4 часа назад @ reuters.com
Democrats urge probe of allegations regarding TikTok and children's privacy
Democrats urge probe of allegations regarding TikTok and children's privacy Democrats urge probe of allegations regarding TikTok and children's privacy

FILE PHOTO: Tik Tok logo is displayed on the smartphone while standing on the U.S. flag in this illustration picture taken, November 8, 2019.

REUTERS/Dado RuvicWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fourteen Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives wrote to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Thursday to urge it to consider probing the short video app TikTok for “blatant disregard” of a consent decree related to children’s privacy.

“The blatant disregard for the consent decree could encourage other websites to fail to adhere to settlements made with your agency, thereby weakening protections for all Americans,” the letter said.

Earlier this month, two Republicans on the same committee wrot…

6 часов назад @ reuters.com
Google sees resurgence in state-backed hacking, phishing related to COVID-19
Google sees resurgence in state-backed hacking, phishing related to COVID-19 Google sees resurgence in state-backed hacking, phishing related to COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: A hooded man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017.

REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration(Reuters) - Security experts at Alphabet Inc’s Google sent 1,755 warnings in April to users whose accounts were targets of government-backed attackers, following a resurgence in hacking and phishing attempts related to the coronavirus outbreak.

Google said on Wednesday its Threat Analysis Group saw new activity from “hack-for-hire” firms, many based in India, that have been creating Gmail accounts spoofing the World Health Organization (WHO).

(bit.ly/2M2k9UA)Google said it continued to see attacks from hackers on medical and…

7 часов назад @ reuters.com
Tencent raises $6 billion in largest Asian corporate debt deal this year
Tencent raises $6 billion in largest Asian corporate debt deal this year Tencent raises $6 billion in largest Asian corporate debt deal this year

REUTERS/Aly SongHONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings Ltd has raised $6 billion in debt, the Chinese technology company said on Thursday, in the largest debt deal by an Asian corporate in 2020.

The deal was finalised early on Thursday in which Tencent raised $1 billion in five-year debt, $2.25 billion in 10-year, $2 billion in 30-year and $750 million in 40-year debt, a term sheet showed.

It was the first time Tencent raised 40-year money in its history.

The transaction was the largest by a non-financial company in the Asian region so far this year, data compiled by Refinitiv showed.

Before the Tencent deal, the biggest was a $4 billion junk bond by Scenic Journey in January and a $2.9 bil…

8 часов назад @ reuters.com
Apple secures deal for Scorsese's next film starring DiCaprio, De Niro: media
Apple secures deal for Scorsese's next film starring DiCaprio, De Niro: media Apple secures deal for Scorsese's next film starring DiCaprio, De Niro: media

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/Files(Reuters) - Apple Inc has secured a deal for Hollywood veteran Martin Scorsese’s next film, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” U.S. media reported on Wednesday, citing sources.

“Killers of the Flower Moon” will star Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro.

It is the second major film that Apple has acquired after “Greyhound,” starring Tom Hanks, last year.

Apple beat rivals such as Netflix Inc that were also interested to produce the film, the WSJ reported.

“Killers of the Flower Moon” is an adaptation of the non-fiction book of the same name, by David Grann.

8 часов назад @ reuters.com
Facebook's Zuckerberg says government censoring social media not the 'right reflex'
Facebook's Zuckerberg says government censoring social media not the 'right reflex' Facebook's Zuckerberg says government censoring social media not the 'right reflex'

FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019.

REUTERS/Erin ScottWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg, commenting on U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats against social media companies, said on Wednesday censoring a platform would not be the “right reflex” for a government worried about censorship.

“I’ll have to understand what they actually would intend to do, but in general I think a government choosing to censor a platform because they’re worried about censorship doesn’t exactly strike me as the right reflex there,” Zuckerberg said in an interv…

9 часов назад @ reuters.com
Trump to sign executive order on social media on Thursday: White House
Trump to sign executive order on social media on Thursday: White House Trump to sign executive order on social media on Thursday: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies on Thursday, White House officials said after Trump threatened to shut down the platform he accused of stifling conservative voices.

The American Civil Liberties Union said the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution limits any action Trump could take to regulate social media platforms.

In the tweets tagged by Twitter, Trump made unsubstantiated claims about mail-in voting.

“Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices.

The White House circulated drafts of a proposed executive order about anti-conservative bias last year which never gained any tract…

11 часов назад @ reuters.com
U.S. state of Arizona files consumer fraud lawsuit against Google
U.S. state of Arizona files consumer fraud lawsuit against Google U.S. state of Arizona files consumer fraud lawsuit against Google

FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured at the entrance to the Google offices in London, Britain January 18, 2019.

REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo(Reuters) - Arizona on Wednesday filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google alleging that the company used “deceptive” and “unfair” practices to obtain the location data of users.

"Google collects detailed information about its users, including their physical locations, to target users for advertising.

Often, this is done without the users' consent or knowledge", Attorney General Mark Brnovich said here in a tweet on Wednesday.

Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the lawsuit.

11 часов назад @ reuters.com
Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies: White House spokeswoman
Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies: White House spokeswoman Trump will sign an executive order on social media companies: White House spokeswoman

U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One as he departs Washington for travel to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., May 27, 2020.

REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order shortly regarding social media companies, a White House spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany made the remark to reporters aboard Air Force One, traveling with Trump to Washington from Florida a day after Twitter Inc attached a warning to some of his tweets prompting readers to fact-check the president’s claims.

12 часов назад @ reuters.com
Micron raises third-quarter revenue forecast
Micron raises third-quarter revenue forecast Micron raises third-quarter revenue forecast

FILE PHOTO: Micron Technology's solid-state drive for data center customers is presented at a product launch event in San Francisco, U.S., October 24, 2019.

REUTERS/Stephen Nellis(Reuters) - Micron Technology Inc (MU.O) raised its revenue forecast for the third quarter on Wednesday to a range of $5.2 billion to $5.4 billion from $4.6 billion to $5.2 billion, sending its shares about 3% higher.

The memory chipmaker said in a regulatory filing www.sec.gov/ix?doc=/Archives/edgar/data/723125/000072312520000053/mu-20200527.htm that it expected adjusted earnings between 75 cents per share and 80 cents per share.

Micron also saw increased sales of laptop memory chips for work and education at home…

13 часов назад @ reuters.com
Huawei CFO Meng loses key court fight against extradition to United States
Huawei CFO Meng loses key court fight against extradition to United States Huawei CFO Meng loses key court fight against extradition to United States

VANCOUVER/TORONTO (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co’s Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was dealt a setback by a Canadian court on Wednesday as she tries to avoid extradition to the United States to face bank fraud charges.

Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou leaves her home to attend a court hearing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada May 27, 2020.

But British Columbia’s Superior Court Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes disagreed, ruling the legal standard of double criminality had been met.

Reid Weingarten, a U.S. lawyer for Meng, said Meng should “not be a pawn or a hostage” in the China-U.S. relationship.

Shortly after the ruling was released Meng, 48, ar…

15 часов назад @ reuters.com