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Глава Disney Боб Айгер ушёл с поста гендиректора компании
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Его место займёт топ-менеджер, отвечавший за развитие парков Disney.

7 часов назад @ vc.ru
Ozon отчитался о рекордном росте продаж на 93% в 2019 году — до 80,7 млрд рублей
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Ритейлер связывает рост с расширением ассортимента, развитием логистики и запуском сервисов для пользователей.

8 часов назад @ vc.ru
Российский сервис для анализа ассортимента и цен на полках Intelligence Retail привлёк $1,5 млн
Российский сервис для анализа ассортимента и цен на полках Intelligence Retail привлёк $1,5 млн

Среди 3000 клиентов компании — Danone, Heineken и другие.

10 часов назад @ vc.ru
Программисты сгенерировали «все возможные» мелодии и сделали их общественным достоянием
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Дамьен Риль и Ной Рубин хотят, чтобы музыканты перестали судиться из-за авторских прав на произведения.

10 часов назад @ vc.ru
ФАС возбудила дело против производителя «Арбидола» из-за рекламы об эффективности препарата против коронавируса
ФАС возбудила дело против производителя «Арбидола» из-за рекламы об эффективности препарата против коронавируса

«Отисифарм» запустил рекламу в январе 2020 года на радио — регулятор считает, что она могла ввести потребителей в заблуждение.

11 часов назад @ vc.ru
Производитель съедобной упаковки Notpla привлёк $5 млн от экс-главы 21st Century Fox и других
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Упаковку из водорослей уже покупают производитель виски Glenlivet и британский сервис доставки еды Just Eat.

12 часов назад @ vc.ru
ЦБ отменит комиссию за переводы между физлицами в своей Системе быстрых платежей с 1 апреля 2020 года
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Это позволит банкам установить нулевую комиссию для клиентов, рассчитывает регулятор.

14 часов назад @ vc.ru
Сергей Рыжиков, «1С-Битрикс»: «Люди думают — работать надо в Сан-Франциско. Уезжают и сидят там, а мышление не меняется»
Сергей Рыжиков, «1С-Битрикс»: «Люди думают — работать надо в Сан-Франциско. Уезжают и сидят там, а мышление не меняется» Сергей Рыжиков, «1С-Битрикс»: «Люди думают — работать надо в Сан-Франциско. Уезжают и сидят там, а мышление не меняется»

Калининградский предприниматель — о том, почему работать можно откуда угодно, а все ограничения только в голове, о стиле руководства, первых заработках и показателях своей компании.

15 часов назад @ vc.ru
Wildberries стала лидером роста среди российских онлайн-ритейлеров продуктов в 2019 году
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Оборот компании за год вырос в восемь раз — до 1,6 млрд рублей.

16 часов назад @ vc.ru
«Билайн», X5 Retail Group, «М.Видео» и Hoff создадут альянс для поиска стартапов в сфере онлайн-торговли и других
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Партнёры планируют искать технологии в России и за рубежом и делиться опытом работы с ними.

17 часов назад @ vc.ru
Патентные войны и спорщик на миллион: история изобретения колючей проволоки и её самого успешного продавца в 19 веке
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Созданная в США в 1870-е годы для охраны частной собственности, колючая проволока стала причиной конфликтов на Диком Западе и быстро выросла до миллионного бизнеса.

18 часов назад @ vc.ru
Uber заплатит водителям в трёх городах США за установку рекламных баннеров на их машинах
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Такси-сервис договорился о сотрудничестве с рекламной компанией Adomni.

18 часов назад @ vc.ru
Основатели сервиса доставки еды Foodfox Максим Фирсов и Сергей Полиссар уйдут из «Яндекс.Еды»
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«Яндекс» также покинет руководитель «Яндекс.Шефа» Михаил Перегудов.

19 часов назад @ vc.ru
Финтех-сервис Revolut Николая Сторонского привлёк $500 млн при оценке в $5,5 млрд
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Это в три раза больше оценки во время последнего раунда в апреле 2018 года.

20 часов назад @ vc.ru
Delivery Club начал предлагать сторонним компаниям рекламировать товары через своё приложение и рюкзаки курьеров
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Компания объяснила решение высокой заинтересованностью партнёров и ростом аудитории сервиса.

21 час назад @ vc.ru
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В Москве полицейские изъяли самодельный «бэтмобиль». Водитель ездил на нём по городу
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Габариты машины превышают допустимые нормы.

44 минуты назад @ tjournal.ru
Коронавирус в Европе: в Италии из-за карантина отменили Венецианский фестиваль, футбольные матчи и закрыли школы
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fly out to milan to watch inter @ the san siro before it’s knocked down, to then find the night before it’s cancelled due to an outbreak of coronavirus.

a story in 3 stages.

https://t.co/OmvsngG8Os

11 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
«Медуза»: «Единая Россия» проведёт ребрендинг. Партия объединится с Общероссийским народным фронтом и сменит название
«Медуза»: «Единая Россия» проведёт ребрендинг. Партия объединится с Общероссийским народным фронтом и сменит название «Медуза»: «Единая Россия» проведёт ребрендинг. Партия объединится с Общероссийским народным фронтом и сменит название

Партия хочет избавиться от негативного образа, который сформировался у россиян.

11 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
ФАС возбудила дело против производителя «Арбидола». Компания рекламировала его как эффективное средство от коронавируса
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По данным ведомства, рекламу можно было услышать на четырёх радиостанциях.

12 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
Baza: экс-полицейский, который подбросил наркотики Голунову, взял их из другого уголовного дела
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Сначала Денис Коновалов отрицал обвинения, но после задержания признался.

12 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
Два программиста сгенерировали все возможные мелодии, защитили авторским правом и сделали «общественным достоянием»
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Алгоритм создал 68 миллиардов комбинаций — и всё для того, чтобы музыканты перестали судиться друг с другом из-за авторских прав.

13 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
Замглавы иранского Минздрава, отрицавший новости о распространении коронавируса Covid-19, сам им заразился
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Чиновник отвергал информацию СМИ о 50 погибших от коронавируса в городе Кум.

14 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
Московского дизайнера, которому силовики сломали ногу перед акцией 27 июля, снова оштрафовали на 10 тысяч рублей
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Ему уже назначали подобный штраф в сентябре 2019 года, но его отменил Мосгорсуд.

15 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
Оперный певец Пласидо Доминго извинился перед женщинами, которые обвинили его в домогательствах
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Его жертвами могли стать 27 человек.

18 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
В Татарстане уволили школьного трудовика, который вёл урок пьяным. Он упал с парты и уснул
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Дети сняли этот урок на телефон.

19 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
EA забанила стримера после его критики FIFA и плевка на шарф с логотипом компании
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This is the VOD that Kurt got banned for, I am all for freedom of speech but this is disgusting behaviour.

How are you going to spit on the logo of a company that you want to be a professional esports athlete for.

I know I am going to get stick for this but he deserves the ban.

https://t.co/oJmlifBFLU

19 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
«Человеком года» в Кузбассе стал бывший чиновник, который выпил воду с червём на встрече с местными жителями
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Он отказался признавать проблемы с водоснабжением в одном из посёлков.

20 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
СК возбудил дело о превышении полномочий из-за задержания жителя Омска, рассказавшего о подброшенных наркотиках
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Тело Дмитрия Фёдорова нашли обезглавленным через неделю после его заявления о подброшенных веществах.

1 день назад @ tjournal.ru
СМИ сообщили о 30 пострадавших в результате наезда на толпу на празднике в Германии
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Breaking: At least 15 injured, including children, after a car rams into a crowd at a Carnival Parade in Volkmarsen, Germany.

Witnesses say the driver still was on the gas during the incident.

A suspect has been arrested.

https://t.co/7gK37aAcZp

1 день, 13 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
В Париже временно закрыли полицейский участок из-за плохого самочувствия китайского туриста
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Тот обратился в полицию, чтобы заявить о краже.

1 день, 14 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
Хабр: лучшее за сутки Хабр: лучшее за сутки
последний пост 12 часов назад
[recovery mode] Кросскомпиляция выполняемых файлов Rust для Windows из Linux
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Наверное не будет уж очень удивительным если я тут, на IT площадке Хабра, скажу что я иногда балую себя программированием.

Основная OS у меня Linux, но иногда приходится собирать исполняемые файлы и для Windows. И естественно что перегружаться в Windows только для сборки exe не особо хочется. С языками C и C++ проблем нет, давно существует кросскомпилятор MinGW, который прекрасно с этим справляется. Про Python и Java даже упоминать не стоит, кроссплатформенность в них изначально. Но в прошлом году я решил попробовать такой пока что новомодный язык, как Rust. При сборке исполняемого файла при помощи включённого в дистрибутив Rust пакетного менеджера cargo вроде как достаточно задать ключ --t…

12 часов назад @ habr.com
[Из песочницы] С чего начинается Elasticsearch
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Elasticsearch, вероятно, самая популярная поисковая система на данный момент с развитым сообществом, поддержкой и горой информации в сети. Однако эта информация поступает непоследовательно и дробно.

Самое первое и главное заблуждение — "нужен поиск, так бери эластик!". Но в действительности, если вам нужен шустрый поиск для небольшого или даже вполне себе крупного проекта, вам стоит разобраться в теме поподробней и вы откажетесь от использования именно этой системы. Читать дальше →

13 часов назад @ habr.com
[Из песочницы] Очередная статья про wc
[Из песочницы] Очередная статья про wc

Всем добрый день.

Недавно на Хабре появилась статья Побеждая C двадцатью строками Haskell: пишем свой wc от @0xd34df00d. Автор, известный своей симпатией к функциональному программированию, реализовал на Хаскеле аналог утилиты wc, и подверг его оптимизации, получив в результате вариант, работающий более чем в 7 раз быстрее стандартной юниксовой утилиты. Читать дальше →

15 часов назад @ habr.com
«Если сайты будут работать лучше — это будет идеально»: интервью с разработчиком Playwright Андреем Лушниковым
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Совсем недавно вышла статья про новый инструмент Playwright, одним из авторов которого является Андрей Лушников. Нам выпала возможность пообщаться с Андреем и задать все вопросы, которые внимательные читатели написали в комментариях. Думаю, в этом лонгриде они смогут найти ответы. Немного спойлеров: Андрей рассказал историю развития Playwright и Puppeteer; ответил на вопросы про протоколы, которые используют для работы с браузерами; рассказал про сложности браузерных движков и планируемые интеграции Playwright. Андрей Лушников приедет в Санкт-Петербург 8-9 апреля на конференцию Heisenbug, где и у вас будет возможность задать ему вопросы. Задать вопросы

17 часов назад @ habr.com
Обязательно ли высшее образование в IT?
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Вряд ли среди наших читателей есть школьники, которые размышляют над карьерой, но скорее всего, есть дети-племянники, которые уже спрашивают: «Куда пойти учиться после школы, чтобы стать, как ты?»

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21 час назад @ habr.com
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В его профиле на LinkedIn указано, что с декабря 2019 года он стал гендиректором SberDigitalAuto.

Один из источников Ъ утверждает, что с ним в Сбербанк перешла почти вся команда, которая занималась «Яндекс.Авто».

По данным одного из источников, для развития платформы банк собирается инвестировать в компании из сегмента картографических сервисов и музыкальных приложений.

Еще в августе 2019 года РБК писал, что Сбербанк рассматривает покупку сервиса 2ГИС.

По аналогии с «Яндекс.Авто» бортовой компьютер от Сбербанка будет оснащен голосовым помощником.

54 минуты назад @ rb.ru
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Эта мера позволит банкам предоставлять физлицам услуги по переводам в СБП бесплатно либо по минимальным тарифам.

Нулевой тариф будет действовать два года — с 1 апреля 2020 года до 30 июня 2022 года.

При этом Банк России продолжит отслеживать комиссии банков для клиентов в СБП.

Кроме того, с 1 апреля регулятор установит предельные ставки комиссий и межбанковских вознаграждений по переводам в пользу юрлиц за товары/услуги.

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Ссылки, с помощью которых можно присоединиться к частной группе в WhatsApp, были доступны в поисковике Google.

Об этом написал журналист Deutsche Welle Джордан Уилдон в своем твиттере.

Также ее можно было обнаружить в поисковике, введя chat.whatsapp.com и ключевые слова.

Пользователи Twitter сообщали под постом, что таким же образом можно обнаружить ссылки с через другие браузеры — DuckDuckGo, «Яндекс».

Несколько комментаторов заявили, что ранее отправляли в Facebook, которой принадлежит WhatsApp, отчеты об этой проблеме, но получали разные ответы.

10 часов назад @ rb.ru
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Для России RITA позже выберет отечественного оператора для отбора стартапов.

Для скаутинга в Европе рассматривают акселератор Lafayette Plug&Play, для поиска стартапов в Израиле — компанию Axis.

В пресс-службе «Билайна» отметили, что вместе с RITA для стартапов откроются широкие возможности сотрудничества с крупными компаниями на стыке разных индустрий.

Для «Билайна» интересны решения в 5G, AdTech/MarTech, FinTech, AR/VR, домашних и мобильных развлечениях, новых продуктах для бизнеса, IoT и т.д.

11 часов назад @ rb.ru
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На платформе можно обменивать и торговать коллекционные цифровые блокчейн-изображения футболистов.

В сообщении говорится, что «Спартак» стал первым российским клубом, присоединившимся к Sorare.

«Фэнтези-менеджеры» ранжируются в зависимости от выступлений их игроков на поле и бонусных очков, связанных с ценностью их блокчейн-изображений.

Она финансируется американскими и европейскими венчурными компаниями (UbiSoft, Seedcamp, Kima Ventures и ConsenSys) и бизнес-ангелами.

12 часов назад @ rb.ru
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Об этом Rusbase рассказали в пресс-службе Intelligence Retail.

Intelligence Retail был основан в 2016 году Максимом Морозовым.

Это, в свою очередь, снижает трудозатраты персонала в торговом зале.

По собственным данным, сейчас Intelligence Retail применяют более 3 тысяч пользователей.

13 часов назад @ rb.ru
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На первом месте — вакансия ведущего врача стоматолога-ортопеда с зарплатой от 378 тысяч рублей.

На второй строчке вакансия руководителя службы разработки ПО с доходом от 350 тысяч рублей в месяц.

По 250 тысяч рублей предлагается на следующих должностях: юрист первичного приема и консультации и системный архитектор.

Главному разработчику программ на Java-скрипте готовы заплатить 230 тысяч рублей.

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Компания разработала платформу автоматизации взаимоотношений с клиентами.

LoyaltyLab — платформа для управления отношениями с клиентами в сегменте ритейла с помощью ИИ и предиктивной аналитики.

Как говорят в Moscow Seed Fund, платформа позволяет эффективно выполнять задачи маркетологов и аналитиков, лежащие в области взаимодействия с клиентами, прогнозирования и увеличения бизнес-метрик.

В основе решения лежит работа с данными о продажах, системы лояльности, а также данными из внешних источников, которые LoyaltyLab коллекционирует самостоятельно.

15 часов назад @ rb.ru
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На направлении «Digital-маркетинг» расскажут, как устроен глобальный и российский рынок рекламы, основы трафик-менеджмента и мобильные digital-стратегии.

На «Нестандартной рекламе и спецпроектах» студенты разберут цикл создания креативной кампании — от получения брифа и разработки креативной идеи до оценки эффективности.

Эксперты направления «UX-исследования» расскажут, как пл…

16 часов назад @ rb.ru
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Обновленная структура позволит компании сфокусировать на этом направлении ресурсы, необходимые для быстрого масштабирования "Яндекс.Лавки"», — уточнили в компании.

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Сервис «Яндекс.Еда» продолжит развиваться параллельно с «Лавкой», его возглавит Дмитрий Масюк.

17 часов назад @ rb.ru
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Крупные мировые ритейлеры уже инвестируют миллиарды долларов в технологии.

В России процесс идет несколько медленнее, но и к отечественным ритейлерам уже приходит понимание, насколько значимо использование новых технологических решений.

И в этом случае как никогда актуально будет создание уютной и персонализированной обстановки в торговом пространстве.

Также с увеличением количества используемых ИТ-решений и средств автоматизации бизнес-операций растет риск потери согласованности и в итоге управляемости бизнеса.

18 часов назад @ rb.ru
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«Коллеги начали спрашивать, все ли у меня в порядке»Кара Кронин, главный комьюнити-менеджер в ShineКритическая точка.

Мне было не по себе, но на пристальный взгляд в зеркало я решилась только после того, как коллеги начали спрашивать, все ли у меня в порядке.

Когда я попала в отделение скорой помощи с болями в груди, то поняла, что мне нужно внести в жизнь серьезные изменения.

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18 часов назад @ rb.ru
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При подъеме по ступеням передняя и задняя часть змеиного тела двигаются вперед и назад словно волны, а средняя часть остается неподвижной.

Середина тела при этом останется пример…

19 часов назад @ rb.ru
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По приезде в Омск я каждый день думал об этом и в итоге вернулся в Казань посмотреть, как все работает.

Он рассказал мне, как строится работа сети и в дальнейшем помог с технической документацией и регламентами.

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19 часов назад @ rb.ru
Target Global запустил новый фонд ранних инвестиций на €120 млн
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Новый фонд будет инвестировать в технологические компании из Европы и Израиля на ранней стадии развития.

Инвестиции могут получить стартапы, специализирующиеся на e-commerce, SaaS, AI, а также работающие в сфере финансов и здравоохранения.

У Target Global также есть фонд для инвестиций в стартапы на более поздних стадиях и фонд Target Mobility 2.0, фокус которого — технологии в сфере автомобилестроения, персонального и общественного транспорта, а также логистики.

В совокупности под управлением Target Global находится более €800 млн.

20 часов назад @ rb.ru
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Пользователи назвали недостаток Xiaomi Mi 10, которого нет у Redmi K30 Pro
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В этом сообщении он говорит о том, что Xiaomi Mi 10 получился неплохим смартфоном, однако он предпочитает экран на всю лицевую панель без вырезов и отверстий под фронтальную камеру.

Подобные сообщения от фанатов Xiaomi и Redmi появляются все чаще, на что Лей Цзюнь предельно коротко рекомендует всем, кому не нравится такой экран, купить грядущий флагманский смартфон Redmi K30 Pro.

Первый рендер подтверждает, что экран устройства не имеет вырезов.

Redmi K30 Pro будет оснащен флагманской платформой Qualcomm Snapdragon …

50 минут назад @ ixbt.com
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Теперь же производитель официально подтвердил, что преемник Realme 5 и Realme 5 Pro получат названия Realme 6 и Realme 6 Pro.

Генеральный директор Realme India Мадхав Шет (Madhav Sheth) сначала опубликовал официальный постер Realme 6, а позже выложил первую фотографию, которая сделана на новый смартфон.

Это было подтверждено водяным знаком на фотографии, на которой запечатлены Мадхав Шет и звезда Болливуда Салман Хан (Salman Khan).

Realme 6 и 6 Pro, которые будут позиционироваться как конкуренты Redmi Note 9 и Note 9 Pro, сегодня утром уже засветились на рендерах, которые подтвердили дизайн устройств.

1 час назад @ ixbt.com
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В ответ на вопрос пользователя в социальной сети Twitter, немецкое подразделение Huawei Mobile сообщило, что смартфоны Mate 10 начнут получать обновление фирменной прошивки EMUI 10 в марте.

В Китае Huawei Mate 10 уже начали обновляться до EMUI 10, а на международном рынке ранее была доступна бета-версия для некоторых регионов.

Теперь же идёт речь о глобальной стабильной прошивке EMUI 10.

Также по данным источника, в марте начнётся официальное обновление для серии Huawei P20 на международном рынке.

1 час назад @ ixbt.com
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Компания Samsung Electronics начала распространение первого обновления прошивки премиального смартфона Galaxy S20 Ultra до старта розничных продаж.

Да, Samsung опять выпускает на свои смартфоны обновление безопасности с «опережением календаря».

Можно ожидать, что более доступные Galaxy S20 и Galaxy S20+ также скоро получат аналогичное обновление.

Samsung открыла приём предварительных заказов на Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ и Galaxy S20 Ultra.

Розничные продажи начнутся 6 марта в первых регионах.

1 час назад @ ixbt.com
Сколько стоят камера, экран и платформа флагмана Xiaomi Mi 10?
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Известный сетевой информатор под ником Ice Universe, который часто делится эксклюзивной информацией о новинках мобильной, сообщил о стоимости различных комплектующих флагманского смартфона Xiaomi Mi 10.

Итак, изогнутый гиперболический экран новинки Xiaomi Mi 10 стоит около 90 долларов, тогда как обычные плоские экраны стоят около 30 долларов.

Главный датчик изображения основной камеры, который имеет разрешение 108 Мп, обходится Xiaomi в 50 долларов.

Наконец, цена однокристальной системы Snapdragon 865 и модема для работы в сетях пятого поколения 5G вдвое превышает цену Snapdragon 855 с модемом 4G.

Xiaomi Mi 10 и Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro были представлены пару недель назад, вчера в продажу поступила…

1 час назад @ ixbt.com
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Согласно просочившемуся в Сеть документу, власти Евросоюза тоже не удовлетворены текущим положением вещей.

В документе говорится, что ЕС планирует устранить ограничения на несъемные батареи в ближайшем будущем, вынудив производителей сделать аккумуляторы в своих телефонах легко заменяемыми.

В нем говорится, что если пользователь сможет беспрепятственно менять батарею, он сделает это и сохранит устройство дольше, а не выбросит его после пары лет использования.

Со временем ЕС будет работать над европейской системой сбора, собирая старые смартфоны, планшеты…

1 час назад @ ixbt.com
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Пока предзаказ можно оформить только в Китае.

В Китае Huawei Mate Xs можно получить не только раньше, чем в Европе, но и дешевле.

Как объявила Huawei, смартфон можно заказать за 2 415 долларов.

Huawei Mate Xs получил переработанный дизайн с более прочным экраном и усиленными петлями, а также более мощную платформу Kirin 990 5G.

1 час назад @ ixbt.com
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Она позволяет предварительно оценить нововведения, которые появятся в Android 11.

Согласно свежим данным, компания Samsung уже начала внутреннее тестирование нового программного обеспечения на смартфоне Samsung Galaxy S10+.

Сообщается, что после выхода стабильной версии Android 11 в конце августа или начале сентября Samsung оперативно обновит свои флагманы.

В приоритете будут Galaxy S20 и Note 20, однако телефоны Galaxy S10 и Note 10 также должны получить обновление до конца 2020 года.

2 часа назад @ ixbt.com
Конкуренты Redmi Note 9 и Note 9 Pro позируют на первых официальных рендерах. Realme 6 и 6 Pro на подходе
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Смартфоны получат полноэкранный дизайн и фронтальную камеру, врезанную в активную область дисплея.

В нижней части экрана будет очень узкая рамка, как показано на картинках.

Смартфоны получат экраны с частотой обновления изображения 90 Гц, а также четырехмодульные основные камеры с главным датчиком изображения разрешением 64 Мп.

Мощность проводной зарядки составит 30 Вт, возможно, это касается только старшей модели Realme 6 Pro.

2 часа назад @ ixbt.com
Бесконтактный термометр Xiaomi Barcon поступает в продажу
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Бесконтактный инфракрасный термометр Barcon оснащен датчиком температуры и датчиком компенсации температуры окружающей среды для более точного контроля в режиме реального времени.

Новый гаджет поддерживает автоматическое сохранение сделанных замеров для облегчения наблюдения за изменениями температуры тела.

При замере температуры вы получаете результат всего за секунду, достаточно просто навести устройство на тело и нажать на кнопку.

Цена инфракрасного термометра Xiaomi Barcon составляет 24 доллара.

8 часов назад @ ixbt.com
Один из богатейших людей планеты наконец-то перешёл с 20-долларовой раскладушки Samsung на iPhone
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На сегодняшний день, несмотря на безусловное доминирование смартфонов, рынок обычных кнопочных телефонов всё ещё весьма велик.

Особенно, если это один из богатейших людей на планете.

Для начала напомним, что Баффет — один из крупнейших инвесторов в мире, в прошлом году какое-то время бывший самым богатым человеком в мире.

Как рассказал Баффет в интервью источнику, недавно он приобрёл себе iPhone 11.

А до этого он много лет пользовался 20-долларовой раскладушкой Samsung SCH-U320, вышедшей ещё в 2010 году!

9 часов назад @ ixbt.com
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Мы знаем, что смартфон Xiaomi Mi 10 фотографирует весьма неплохо, а видео снимает и вовсе отлично.

Но, как мы знаем, для флагманских смартфонов, где программному обеспечению уделено немало внимания, установка GCam далеко не всегда даёт сколько-нибудь видимый эффект.

Стоковое приложение камеры делает намного более красочные и контрастные снимки, на фоне которых фотографии с GCam выглядят совершенно блеклыми.

Для большинства пользователей смысла ставить GCam явно нет, так как фотографии выходят слишком уж обесцвеченными на фоне снимков с родного приложения.

Правда, тут ещё вопрос в том, какой порт GCam использовался автором и как хорошо он адаптирован к новому смартфону.

9 часов назад @ ixbt.com
«Самый мощный смартфон на планете» набрал в AnTuTu более 620 000 баллов
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Стоило одному из производителей, а это была Lenovo, заявить о том, что её грядущий геймерский смартфон будет набирать в AnTuTu 600 000 баллов, как другие игроки бросились заявлять о ещё больших показателях.

Пару дней назад об очередном рекорде рассказала Realme, заявив, что модель X50 Pro набирает в тесте 603 871 балл.

Генеральный директор бренда Black Shark продемонстрировал скриншот AnTuTu, где видно, что смартфон набирает 620 952 балла!

Во-первых, уже вышедшие смартфоны с SoC Snapdragon 865 набирают существенно меньше.

Во-вторых, ранее мы уже видели подобные заявления с демонстрацией рекордных результатов в AnTuTu, а когда такие смартфоны поступали в продажу, они демонстрировали существе…

9 часов назад @ ixbt.com
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По словам производителя, мышь Elite Mouse получила специальный дизайн кнопок со сниженной громкостью звука срабатывания.

Клавиатура Miyu Elite Keyboard оснащена 85 клавишами с ножничным механизмом.

Главной изюминкой Miyu Elite Keyboard стала поддержка голосовых команд.

Комплект из мыши и клавиатуры Miyu Elite Keyboard и Miyu Elite Mouse оценен в 53 долларов, отдельно они стоят по 28 долларов.

12 часов назад @ ixbt.com
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По словам производителя, два «усовершенствованных асферических» элемента и три элемента с очень низкой дисперсией обеспечивают исключительную резкость по всему кадру.

Диафрагма, образованная девятью лепестками, обеспечивает круглые блики вне зоны резкости и плавное размытие, даже будучи прикрытой.

Также есть кольцо управления диафрагмой, которое может вращаться без щелчков, переключатель AF/MF и программируемая пользователем кнопка сохранения фокуса.

Объектив должен поступить в продажу в марте …

12 часов назад @ ixbt.com
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59 минут назад @ opennet.ru
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10 часов назад @ opennet.ru
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1, Gemorroj ( ok ), 17:58, 25/02/2020 [ответить] + / – зачем они мылят глаза "безопасностью"?

ведь, на сколько я понимаю, тут просто вопрос доверия, кому ты будешь делегировать свой dns трафик.

3, n1rdeks ( ok ), 18:00, 25/02/2020 [^] [^^] [^^^] [ответить] + / – Ну так "рекомендуют" свои 2 площадки.

2, timur.davletshin ( ok ), 18:00, 25/02/2020 [ответить] + / – А кто вообще решил, что доверять данные какому-то Cloudflare (он вообще юридически представлен у нас?)

С ним у меня хотя бы договор есть.

14 часов назад @ opennet.ru
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18 часов назад @ opennet.ru
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1 день, 10 часов назад @ opennet.ru
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2 дня, 21 час назад @ opennet.ru
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3 дня, 22 часа назад @ opennet.ru
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4 дня, 20 часов назад @ opennet.ru
Доступен мультимедийный сервер PipeWire 0.3, идущий на смену PulseAudio
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4 дня, 22 часа назад @ opennet.ru
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Данная директива позволяет настроить генерацию для DNS-зон необходимых новых ключей и автоматическое применение ключей ZSK и KSK.

В утилиты dig, mdig и delv добавлена опция "+yaml" для вывода в формате YAML.

В утилиту dig добавлена опция "+[no]expandaaaa", при указании которой IPv6-адреса в записях AAAA показываются в полном 128-битном представлении, а не в формате RFC 5952.

В скрипте configure больше не выставляется по умолчанию параметр "--sysconfdir" в /etc, а "--localstatedir" в /var, если не указан параметр "--prefix".

5 дней, 10 часов назад @ opennet.ru
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5 дней, 16 часов назад @ opennet.ru
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5 дней, 22 часа назад @ opennet.ru
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3.12 , suffix ( ok ), 23:02, 19/02/2020 [^] [^^] [^^^] [ответить] –1 + / – Ну у меня модуль "Проактивная защита" в Битрикс удалён.

), 23:08, 19/02/2020 [^] [^^] [^^^] [ответить] +2 + / – Если бы мне достался в наследство сайт на вротпрессе - я бы может и ненавидел вротпресс.

5.19 , suffix ( ok ), 23:26, 19/02/2020 [^] [^^] [^^^] [ответить] + / –> Но, к сожалению, мне достался - битриксный.

Это судьба :)))4.32 , Tifereth ( ok ), 05:50, 20/02/2020 [^] [^^] [^^^] [ответить] + / – За что его ненавидеть-то?

Если у заказчика (или себя любимого) стоит Битрикс - ну либо менять на что полегче и не такое мутное-дорогое, либо сопровождать и не жаловаться.

6 дней, 10 часов назад @ opennet.ru
Доступен открытый мобильный телефон с дисковым набором
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6 дней, 19 часов назад @ opennet.ru
Доступен Mozilla WebThings Gateway 0.11, шлюз для умного дома и IoT-устройств
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1 неделя назад @ opennet.ru
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Tokyo Olympics “looking at a cancellation” if coronavirus not contained
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The fate of the Tokyo Olympics is expected to be decided within the next three months amid fears surrounding the spread of the novel coronavirus, International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told the Associated Press in an interview on Tuesday.

The Olympics are set to bring roughly 11,000 athletes to Tokyo, with the event scheduled to begin on July 24.

"It's a big, big, big decision and you just can't take it until you have reliable facts on which to base it."

Yes, but: Pound said if the Olympics couldn't take place in Tokyo this summer, canceling would be more likely than moving to another city, or postponement.

"There's so many moving parts, so many countries and different seasons, a…

1 час назад @ axios.com
Mass layoffs reported after Starsky Robotics fails to find buyer, investors
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Since 2017, Starsky had raised more than $20.3 million, including $16.5 million in Series A funding from Shasta Ventures in March 2018, according to Crunchbase.

Seltz-Axmacher and Tiwari did not respond to FreightWaves’ requests for comment regarding the mass layoffs at Starsky.

A remote operator for Starsky Robotics navigates the first- and last-mile segments of an unmanned trip on the Florida Turnpike.

Plus.ai has raised around $200 million in its last three rounds of funding, according to C…

1 час назад @ freightwaves.com
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No, a good night’s sleep is not always beneficial: sleep deprivation therapy in depressionNote: in this section, I only talk about acute sleep deprivation, i.e.

Chronic or externally imposed sleep deprivation is an entirely different matter and has no relation to sleep deprivation therapy.

Finally, although Walker states that “sleep deprivation is not a realistic or comprehensive therapy option”, a review chapter of sleep deprivation (a) Dallaspezia S, Benedetti F. Sleep Deprivation Therapy for Depression.

Long sleep duration is more widespread than is short sleep duration.

Here’s a sleep scientist with >50 h-index who studied sleep for more than 40 years:Hello Alexey, I thoroughly enjoyed …

2 часа назад @ guzey.com
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Around the same time, Google was also making a push into hardware with Chromebooks, which were initially a flop.

In the fall of 2011, Google invited school administrators to its Chicago office to meet Mr. Casap, hoping to interest them in Chromebooks.

On the spot, Mr. Markey said, he abandoned his previous plans to buy Microsoft Windows laptops for 3,500 high school students.

The large school district is near the headquarters of the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency.

3 часа назад @ vicki.substack.com
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Generally the facilities are created by local authorities to put some control on where prostitution occurs and to provide increased safety.

[2][3] It was later adopted in Germany (Verrichtungsbox in German, which translates somewhat as "effectuation box" but with a hint of banality and mundaneness), where the Utrecht model was first used in Cologne in 2001.

[4][5]Generally facilities are designed so that the driver cannot exit the vehicle after pulling into the structure, but the prostitute can.

[6] In 2008…

4 часа назад @ en.wikipedia.org
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San Francisco’s mayor has declared a state of emergency in the city over the coronavirus outbreak.

The San Francisco Chronicle was the first to report the news.

The Global Marketing Summit was expected to bring 5,000 people to San Francisco.

Verizon, AT&T, and IBM have all pulled out of the trade show, which was expected to draw more than 40,000 people to San Francisco.

4 часа назад @ businessinsider.de
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Along with reading this, examine primary sources in my Negative Emissions Reading List, as well as the links throughout.

In the 90s, negative emissions were not mainstream apart from early research by David Keith, Klaus Lackner, and others.

Direct air capture (DAC) + sequestrationClimeworks DAC facility outside of Zurich, SwitzerlandTraditional direct air capture facilities pass atmospheric air through a “sorbent” that absorbs, concentrates, and then controls release of CO2.

SequestrationSequestering it means permanently removing the CO2 from the carbon cycle, and literally reducing the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Hence BECCS, as generally proposed, takes the “get the capture fo…

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Since the Milkdrop engine is at the core you can easily bring in your own Milkdrop presets.

Use any audio source to drive the visuals, even live audio.

We know that your attention bandwidth is already in high demand and so we've streamlined NestDrop to be simple and fast to use.

Key features⇒ Up to 4 video decks with Spout at the same time⇒ High rez output: 4k @ 60fps⇒ Live preview and static thumbnails of presets⇒ Auto-change presets based on beat detection⇒ Search for presets by name⇒ Easily map your own hotkeys⇒ Mark your favorites with 5 colo…

7 часов назад @ nestimmersion.ca
Human Interest Is Hiring Engineers to Help Small Business
Human Interest Is Hiring Engineers to Help Small Business Human Interest Is Hiring Engineers to Help Small Business

ABOUT HUMAN INTERESTHuman Interest is a high growth venture-backed company that offers an easy and affordable 401(k) retirement plan for the modern workforce.

Our TeamWe're backed by top Silicon Valley investors including USVP, Wing VC, Uncork Capital, Slow Ventures, and Y Combinator, among others.

You'll be given autonomy and many responsibilities, all while working with a fun and passionate team of entrepreneurs.

Our BenefitsAs an employee benefits company, benefits are very important to us, and Human Interest's philosophy is to be generous when it comes to employees' wellness.

An annual membership to One Medical Group, with membership fees paid by Human Interest.

7 часов назад @ boards.greenhouse.io
Go 1.14 is Released
Go 1.14 is Released Go 1.14 is Released

Alex Rakoczy25 February 2020Today the Go team is very happy to announce the release of Go 1.14.

Some of the highlights include:For the complete list of changes and more information about the improvements above, see the Go 1.14 release notes.

We want to thank everyone who contributed to this release by writing code, filing bugs, providing feedback, and/or testing the beta and release candidate.

Your contributions and diligence helped to ensure that Go 1.14 is as stable as possible.

That said, if you notice any problems, please file an issue.

7 часов назад @ blog.golang.org
Waymo’s Hiring Binge
Waymo’s Hiring Binge Waymo’s Hiring Binge

Alphabet’s Waymo still hasn’t perfected a self-driving car.

Waymo nearly doubled its headcount to 1,500 employees, known as “Waymonauts,” from 800 about a year ago, said a person with knowledge of the figure.

Much of the expansion came from the hiring of hundreds of engineers Waymo hopes will help it achieve a technological breakthrough in developing a reliable self-driving vehicle.

The workforce expansion suggests Waymo’s annual cost is nearing $1 billion, while its brand-new automated taxi business is yielding just hundreds of thousand dollars a year in revenue.

One signal that Waymo is a long way from developing into a business was the departure last fall of Waymo’s first chief commercia…

7 часов назад @ theinformation.com
Waymo’s Hiring Binge
Waymo’s Hiring Binge Waymo’s Hiring Binge

Alphabet’s Waymo still hasn’t perfected a self-driving car.

Much of the expansion came from the hiring of hundreds of engineers Waymo hopes will help it achieve a technological breakthrough in developing a reliable self-driving vehicle.

The workforce expansion suggests Waymo’s annual cost is nearing $1 billion, while its brand-new automated taxi business is yielding just hundreds of thousand dollars a year in revenue.

One signal that Waymo is a long way from developing into a business was the departure last fall of Waymo’s first chief commercial officer, Amee Chande, after just 10 months on the job.

The Takeaway• Updated Waymo org chart identifying 100 top managers• Many newly hired enginee…

7 часов назад @ theinformation.com
TechCrunch TechCrunch
последний пост 5 часов назад
AI chatbot maker Babylon Health attacks clinician in PR stunt after he goes public with safety concerns
AI chatbot maker Babylon Health attacks clinician in PR stunt after he goes public with safety concerns

UK startup Babylon Health pulled app data on a critical user in order to create a press release in which it publicly attacks the UK doctor who has spent years raising patient safety concerns about the symptom triage chatbot service. In the press release released late Monday Babylon refers to Dr David Watkins — via […]

5 часов назад @ feedproxy.google.com
VCs bet millions on Microverse, a Lambda School for the developing world
VCs bet millions on Microverse, a Lambda School for the developing world

The student loan crisis in the U.S. has left venture capitalists searching for novel approaches to financing higher education, but can the same systems designed for helping coders in Silicon Valley get jobs at Google help underserved students in developing countries become part of a global work force? Similar to the buzzy San Francisco startup […]

5 часов назад @ feedproxy.google.com
Salesforce grabs Vlocity for $1.33B, a startup with $1B valuation
Salesforce grabs Vlocity for $1.33B, a startup with $1B valuation

It’s been a big news day for Salesforce . It announced that co-CEO Keith Block would be stepping down, and that it had acquired Vlocity for $1.33 billion in an all-cash deal. It’s no coincidence that Salesforce targeted this startup. It’s a firm that builds six industry-specific CRMs on top of Salesforce — communications, media […]

5 часов назад @ feedproxy.google.com
Checkout.com acquires payment optimization startup ProcessOut
Checkout.com acquires payment optimization startup ProcessOut

Checkout.com, the quiet London-based payment platform, has acquired its first startup, ProcessOut. Checkout.com surprised everyone last year when it announced a gigantic $230 million Series A round. It turns out the payment processing boom is not over yet. Checkout.com focuses on enterprise clients with customers all around the world. It provides a full-stack payment service, […]

5 часов назад @ feedproxy.google.com
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra is a lot of phone for a lot of money
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra is a lot of phone for a lot of money

Let’s talk about money. More specifically, let’s talk about how much things cost. A few years back, the price of flagship smartphones leapt above the $1,000 threshold, owing largely to the cost of screen technology. It’s a tough calculus, but that’s the price of innovation. The rising cost of smartphones is largely regarded as a […]

5 часов назад @ feedproxy.google.com
Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block steps down
Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block steps down

Salesforce today announced that Keith Block, the company’s co-CEO, is stepping down. This leaves company founder Marc Benioff as the sole CEO and chair of the CRM juggernaut. Block’s bio has already been wiped from Salesforce’s leadership page. Block stepped into the co-CEO role in 2018, after a long career at the company that saw […]

7 часов назад @ feedproxy.google.com
Disney CEO Bob Iger immediately steps down from CEO position
Disney CEO Bob Iger immediately steps down from CEO position

The Walt Disney Company announced this afternoon that Robert Iger, the company’s long-time CEO who ushered in the company’s lush franchise and entertainment platform profits, will step down immediately as chief executive. Bob Chapek, a long-time senior exec at the company who most recently held the position of Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, […]

8 часов назад @ feedproxy.google.com
Facebook acquires the VR game studio behind one of the Rift’s best games
Facebook acquires the VR game studio behind one of the Rift’s best games

Facebook is aiming to build on its VR hardware launches of 2019 with an investment in virtual reality software. Facebook announced today that it has acquired Bay Area VR studio Sanzaru Games, the developer of “Asgard’s Wrath,” considered by many enthusiasts to be one of the Oculus Rift’s best games. Terms of the deal weren’t […]

8 часов назад @ feedproxy.google.com
Three-quarters of Americans lack confidence in tech companies’ ability to fight election interference
Three-quarters of Americans lack confidence in tech companies’ ability to fight election interference

A significant majority of Americans have lost faith in tech companies’ ability to prevent the misuse of their platforms to influence the 2020 presidential election, according to a new study from Pew Research Center, released today. The study found that nearly three-quarters of Americans (74%) don’t believe platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google will be […]

8 часов назад @ feedproxy.google.com
Comcast acquires free streaming service Xumo
Comcast acquires free streaming service Xumo

Comcast has acquired Xumo, a free, ad-supported streaming service with more than 190 different channels. The service has a complicated ownership history — it began in 2011 as a joint venture between Panasonic and Myspace parent company Viant, which was acquired by Time Inc. in 2016, and then Time Inc. was later acquired by Meredith. The […]

9 часов назад @ feedproxy.google.com
A security mishap left Remine wide open to hackers
A security mishap left Remine wide open to hackers

Security is all too often focused on keeping hackers out and breaches at bay. But in the case of Remine, a real estate intelligence startup, it left its doors wide open for anyone to run rampant. Remine is a little-known but major player in the real estate analytics and intelligence market. It works by collecting […]

9 часов назад @ feedproxy.google.com
Facebook’s latest ‘transparency’ tool doesn’t offer much — so we went digging
Facebook’s latest ‘transparency’ tool doesn’t offer much — so we went digging

Just under a month ago Facebook switched on global availability of a tool which affords users a glimpse into the murky world of tracking that its business relies upon to profile users of the wider web for ad targeting purposes. Facebook is not going boldly into transparent daylight — but rather offering what privacy rights […]

11 часов назад @ feedproxy.google.com
Vimeo’s new app helps small businesses create professional social videos
Vimeo’s new app helps small businesses create professional social videos

Vimeo signaled last year its plans to move further into the social video creation and editing space with its acquisition of short-form video editor Magisto. Today, the company is unveiling the results of its work in the months following the deal’s close with the debut of Vimeo Create. The new app includes a set of […]

11 часов назад @ feedproxy.google.com
Molekule hopes to clear the air with $58 million in Series C funding and Berkeley Lab’s seal of approval
Molekule hopes to clear the air with $58 million in Series C funding and Berkeley Lab’s seal of approval

Silicon Valley air purifier startup Molekule was born out of an idea Dr. Yogi Goswami had back in the ’90s using photo-voltaic technology to kill air pollutants. His son, a young boy at the time, suffered from severe allergies and Dr. Goswami wanted to build something those like him could use in their home to […]

11 часов назад @ feedproxy.google.com
Relativity Space CEO Tim Ellis talks 3D printed rockets at TC Sessions: Space in LA
Relativity Space CEO Tim Ellis talks 3D printed rockets at TC Sessions: Space in LA

The launch industry is undergoing a number of major changes, among them the shift from traditional manufacturing to 3D printing — which Relativity Space is spearheading. The company plans to build 95% of its rocket using the world’s biggest 3D printers, and could launch as early as next year. Co-founder and CEO Tim Ellis will […]

11 часов назад @ feedproxy.google.com
ArsTechnica ArsTechnica
последний пост 6 часов назад
Lenovo refreshes its ThinkPad lineup with AMD Ryzen Pro 4000
Lenovo refreshes its ThinkPad lineup with AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 Lenovo refreshes its ThinkPad lineup with AMD Ryzen Pro 4000

Lenovo The Lenovo ThinkPad T14S is one of the company's premium business models.

Lenovo The Lenovo ThinkPad T14S is one of the company's premium business models.

Lenovo The Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga is a convertible, the latest in a line of Lenovo convertibles Ars reviewers have liked.

Lenovo has announced updates to its ThinkPad lineup with a number of improvements, chief among them the option for some models to include AMD Ryzen Pro 4000 mobile CPUs.

All the new ThinkPad models have Wi-Fi 6, and several models (all but the L13 and L13 Yoga) offer LTE configurations.

6 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
CDC tells Americans to brace for coronavirus
CDC tells Americans to brace for coronavirus CDC tells Americans to brace for coronavirus

He pointed to humped graphs of cases over time—they are the shape of an epidemic that has been hobbled, he said.

Disease spread has been in decline since the beginning of the month, and doctors in China are honing their ability to treat patients.

Based on the data, China’s massive efforts have been generally successful and indicate that the virus can be contained, Aylward reported.

“Every person you talk to there has a sense that they’re mobilized, like in a war against this virus,” Aylward said.

And while asymptomatic spread of disease may happen, it does not seem to be a driver of the outbreak, he said.

7 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
Thanks, Qualcomm: Mandatory 5G means phones now ship with disabled 5G modems
Thanks, Qualcomm: Mandatory 5G means phones now ship with disabled 5G modems Thanks, Qualcomm: Mandatory 5G means phones now ship with disabled 5G modems

iQoo The IQoo 3. iQoo The IQoo 3. iQoo The front and back.

That chip had an integrated 4G modem—needed in every single market—and had a separate 5G modem as an optional extra.

4G connectivity would be more power-efficient than 5G on the Snapdragon 855, because the 4G modem was integrated and the 5G modem was not.

India is the world's second-largest smartphone market (behind China) and is a major battleground for the smartphone manufacturers.

Another BBK brand, Realme, also took the odd step of launching a 5G phone (the Realme X50 Pro) in India this week.

8 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
The wear patterns of your jeans aren’t good forensic evidence
The wear patterns of your jeans aren’t good forensic evidence The wear patterns of your jeans aren’t good forensic evidence

Then, the researchers set about quantifying how different the patterns were across different pairs of jeans.

Based on these measurements, Nightingale and Farid worked out the range of similarity between the "barcode" patterns on different pairs of jeans.

So the researchers took 10 pairs of jeans and took 10 photos of each, using different cameras, in different lighting, and with different draping.

False alarmsSo, if one pair of jeans can look noticeably different in different photos, is denim-pattern analysis actually a useful forensic technique?

Given that the FBI has reported using photographic pattern analysis in hundreds of cases each year, that’s a meaningful possibility.

9 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
The tools and tricks of capturing wildlife after dark for Night on Earth
The tools and tricks of capturing wildlife after dark for Night on Earth The tools and tricks of capturing wildlife after dark for Night on Earth

There's also a fascinating behind-the-scenes standalone episode, "Shot in the Dark," that details everything that went into several highlighted shoots.

"We wanted to show the color and magic of the night," series producer Bill Markham told Ars.

Markham shot the Zimbabwe segment, filming elephants being hunted by lions and hyenas, the latter targeting a baby elephant.

YouTube/Netflix Capturing footage of killer whales on a nighttime swim in the Arctic fjords.

"But because we were going beyond the dark frontier, we were exploring a new world where we didn't always know what to expect."

9 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
Dealmaster: Get our favorite budget gaming monitor for just $190
Dealmaster: Get our favorite budget gaming monitor for just $190 Dealmaster: Get our favorite budget gaming monitor for just $190

Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a new one-day Amazon Gold Box sale with a number of deals on PC gaming gear.

More specifically, our favorite discount of the bunch is a $50 drop on ViewSonic's XG2402 monitor.

We deemed the ViewSonic XG2402 our top budget pick in our gaming monitor buying guide last August, and at this price, it remains an excellent value for anyone looking for smooth PC gaming on a budget.

It's a particularly strong option for budget buyers who often play competitive shooters like Overwatch or Counter-Strike.

If you don't need a new gaming monitor, though, we also have deals on Amazon's Fire TV lineup, Xbox Live Gold subscriptions, wireless noise-cancelling headphones fro…

10 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
Space Channel 5 VR review: The worst value proposition for a PSVR game yet
Space Channel 5 VR review: The worst value proposition for a PSVR game yet Space Channel 5 VR review: The worst value proposition for a PSVR game yet

Platform: PlayStation VR (additional platforms "at a later date")Release Date: Feb. 25, 2020Price: $40ESRB Rating: E for EveryoneLinks: PlayStation.com | Official websiteFor anybody in the tiny Venn diagram of users who have heard of and are anticipating this week's Space Channel 5 VR, I have very bad news: it's the worst value proposition of any PlayStation VR game ever made.

The best thing I can say about Space Channel 5 VR: Kinda Funky News Flash!, which is currently a PlayStation VR exclusive, is that it neatly translates the original game's formula to a version with motion controls.

(The closest is the Hatsune Miku VR dancing game, which is best left ignored.)

These four songs are a fa…

11 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
The nuclear option: EA bans “abusive” FIFA player from all of its games
The nuclear option: EA bans “abusive” FIFA player from all of its games The nuclear option: EA bans “abusive” FIFA player from all of its games

Electronic Arts has banned controversial 25-year-old Maltese FIFA esports player Kurt "Kurt0411" Fenech from all EA games and services.

The move is an unprecedented escalation in punishment for a player EA has been struggling to deal with publicly for well over a year.

EA says Fenech has "continued to post abusive and threatening messages and videos about EA employees and competitive players on social media and he has encouraged others to do the same.

An Important message regarding FIFA player Kurt0411.

"The above violations go beyond acceptable 'smack talk' as the consistent harassment targeting fellow competitors, EA employees, and a previous on-air talent during the live broadcast, are u…

12 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
Delay seems likely as parachute problems plague European Mars lander
Delay seems likely as parachute problems plague European Mars lander Delay seems likely as parachute problems plague European Mars lander

However, serious questions were raised about the viability of the lander's complicated parachute systems last year and ongoing problems in testing them.

The issue was found in both the rover test model and the actual flight model during the process of thermal vacuum chamber testing.

No space agency other than NASA has ever successfully soft landed and operated spacecraft on Mars for longer than a few seconds.

In October 2016, the European Space Agency failed to successfully land its Schiaparelli lander after the spacecraft jettisoned its parachute earlier than expected.

Finally, the United Arab Emirates will attempt to fly its Hope Mars Mission orbiter during the July window.

14 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
VW to appoint “aggressive” climate activist to scrutinize policies
VW to appoint “aggressive” climate activist to scrutinize policies VW to appoint “aggressive” climate activist to scrutinize policies

“We are too slow,” Mr Diess admitted.

However, Mr Diess, who has already identified some candidates for the role, said he wanted a climate activist to report directly to him, and dismissed suggestions that their recommendations would ultimately hurt VW’s bottom line.

“I think this transition [to electric vehicles] is a chance for growth,” Mr Diess said.

“Electric cars will change people’s priorities in body styles.

Luisa Neubauer, a prominent activist in Germany’s Fridays for Future movement, an environmental pressure group, rebuffed the request, suggesting that Siemens appoint a climate scientist instead.

14 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
Marsquakes and ancient magnetic fields: InSight’s first data
Marsquakes and ancient magnetic fields: InSight’s first data Marsquakes and ancient magnetic fields: InSight’s first data

But any rock deposits that formed prior to that would have had magnetic materials that were aligned with the planetary magnetic field.

Orbiters have detected this residual magnetic field, but InSight is giving us the opportunity to study a local field for the first time.

Based on the seismic data, these rocks have to be at least 200 meters deep and may be as much as 10km down.

InSight also detected daily variations in the magnetic field, induced by the activities of the solar wind interacting with Mars' magnetic field.

Another set occurred in late afternoon and may represent variations in the altitude at which Mars' magnetic field pushes back against the solar wind.

15 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
A peanut butter brand has put its spoon into the GIF pronunciation debate
A peanut butter brand has put its spoon into the GIF pronunciation debate A peanut butter brand has put its spoon into the GIF pronunciation debate

Its sender asked if I was interested in hearing about a peanut butter producer's interest in "setting the record straight on how to pronounce GIF."

The company does this in order to support its latest advertising campaign that says—wouldn't you know it—the soft-G version has already existed for decades in the form of a massive peanut butter brand.

In this format, it's fair to conclude that GIF is pronounced like the peanut butter.

Compounding the above issue, this is a limited-edition jar of peanut butter, as opposed to a nationwide supermarket launch.

That's where we might have otherwise seen a popular pop-culture icon settle the GIF pronunciation debate in its infancy.

15 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
The mid-engined Corvette was 60 years in the making, now we’ve driven it
The mid-engined Corvette was 60 years in the making, now we’ve driven it The mid-engined Corvette was 60 years in the making, now we’ve driven it

Chevrolet Chevrolet has designed plenty of mid-engined Corvettes over the past six decades, but this is the first time it's put one into production.

Chevrolet Chevrolet has designed plenty of mid-engined Corvettes over the past six decades, but this is the first time it's put one into production.

Chevrolet Chevrolet calls the square steering wheel a "squircle."

Chevrolet Corvette purists lost the round taillight argument when the C7 replaced the C6.

InteriorOur premium trim package road car (3LT, $77,230 as tested) with GT2 semi-aggressive seats uses leather on most inside surfaces.

15 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
Push-button warfare: How artists use games to capture drone strike horror
Push-button warfare: How artists use games to capture drone strike horror Push-button warfare: How artists use games to capture drone strike horror

Today, the recent Pentagon drone strike that killed Qasem Soleimani and his entourage at a Baghdad airport is a timely reminder of the power of the push-button force that is dominating military warfare in the 21st century.

And games are illuminating the horror of this new kind of warfare in a unique and modern way.

Joseph Delappe’s Killbox (2015) and Palao Pedrici’s Unmanned (2012) both use the interactive format to give players a new appreciation of the issues surrounding drone warfare.

That growing “horror” also explains why he chose to focus his work on drone warfare, starting with the digital imagery of Cowardly Drones in 2013 and installation pieces like Drone Strike Visualization in 2…

17 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
Firefox turns encrypted DNS on by default to thwart snooping ISPs
Firefox turns encrypted DNS on by default to thwart snooping ISPs Firefox turns encrypted DNS on by default to thwart snooping ISPs

"Today, Firefox began the rollout of encrypted DNS over HTTPS (DoH) by default for US-based users," Firefox maker Mozilla said in an announcement scheduled to go live at this link Tuesday morning.

ISPs protested encrypted-DNS plansMozilla has not been deterred by a broadband-industry lobbying campaign against encrypted DNS.

While Firefox's encrypted DNS uses Cloudflare by default, users can change that to NextDNS in the Firefox settings or manually enter the address of another encrypted-DNS service.

Google's plan for encrypted DNS in Chrome—which is still in the experimental phase and hasn't been deployed to everyone—is a little different from Mozilla's.

If the user-selected DNS provider of…

18 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
Engadget Engadget
последний пост 1 час назад
Netflix previews interactive 'Carmen Sandiego' special
Netflix previews interactive 'Carmen Sandiego' special Netflix previews interactive 'Carmen Sandiego' special

In the episode, Carmen has to steal for the Villains International League of Evil (V.I.L.E.)

who captured her crew, Ivy and Zack, and threatened to turn them into becoming its operatives if she doesn't comply.

Its Netflix page says the episode runs for 30 minutes, but you can obviously stretch that by replaying and experimenting with the various options.

You can watch Netflix's trailer for the special, which starts streaming on March 10th, below:

1 час назад @ engadget.com
Virgin Galactic will let people hop to the front of the line for tickets
Virgin Galactic will let people hop to the front of the line for tickets Virgin Galactic will let people hop to the front of the line for tickets

The company didn't say exactly when those next tickets would be available or how much they would cost, although CEO Gorge Whitesides had warned that prices might climb substantially from the $250,000 for early customers.

Virgin is still a long way from courting everyday people, then.

The new batch of tickets is believe to be ready sometime later in 2020.

However, the clues may be written all over Virgin Galactic's financials.

Combine that with allusions to possible commercial flight delays and Virgin could bleed money for a while.

2 часа назад @ engadget.com
Fujifilm's slimmer Instax Mini 11 features automatic exposure
Fujifilm's slimmer Instax Mini 11 features automatic exposure Fujifilm's slimmer Instax Mini 11 features automatic exposure

For a start, it's much slimmer than the Mini 9, which is obviously good news for those that want to get out and about with instant picture taking.

It also comes with an automatic exposure function that senses the level of ambient light when the shutter button is pressed, and optimizes shutter speed and flash accordingly (so no more dial adjustments).

Again, there's a selfie mode -- this time you don't need a close-up lens attachment -- and the body features custom, interchangeable shutter buttons for additional personalization.

Like the Mini 9, it comes with a variety of colors, this time based on a pale pastel palette.

It's slated for launch in mid-March, with a price tag of $70.

3 часа назад @ engadget.com
Comcast officially purchases Xumo ad-supported streaming service
Comcast officially purchases Xumo ad-supported streaming service Comcast officially purchases Xumo ad-supported streaming service

"We are excited for this team to join Comcast and look forward to supporting them as they continue to innovate and develop their offerings," the spokesperson said.

Xumo will be operating as an independent business within Comcast, though it will be overseen by the cable giant's senior VP Rebecca Heap.

While the terms of the acquisition weren't revealed, CNBC says Comcast paid at least 100 million for Xumo.

Whatever its reason is, Comcast is merely one of the media giants snapping up free ad-supported streaming services to tack onto their businesses.

And even the Comcast-owned NBCUniversal is reportedly in the midst of negotiations with Walmart to purchase Vudu even as it prepares for the lau…

4 часа назад @ engadget.com
Uber, Lyft may create more CO2 emissions than trips they displace
Uber, Lyft may create more CO2 emissions than trips they displace Uber, Lyft may create more CO2 emissions than trips they displace

The Union suggests that these services will not only want to electrify their fleets, but increase the rates of carpooling beyond the 15 percent seen today.

If carpooling jumps to 50 percent, the scientists estimate EV trips could generate about half the emissions of the trips they're displacing.

It said in a statement to Engadget that the study made "misleading claims about rideshare" and pointed to its own EV, shared ride and mass transit initiatives.

Whether or not those claims hold up, the study does raise questions as to whether or not Uber, Lyft and others are doing enough to minimize their impact.

'Traditional' Uber and Lyft rides could remain popular so long as people are in a hurry …

5 часов назад @ engadget.com
Grimes details her character's backstory in 'Cyberpunk 2077'
Grimes details her character's backstory in 'Cyberpunk 2077' Grimes details her character's backstory in 'Cyberpunk 2077'

Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) said she plays Lizzy Wizzy, a pop star who killed herself on stage -- doctors performed "emergency surgery" to replace her whole body with cybernetics, and she went on to continue the gig and her career as a cyborg.

It's one of the "greatest pieces of performance art ever made," Grimes said.

It's unclear if other celebrities will have a substantial presence in the game.

However, Grimes' appearance suggests that CD Projekt Red's move to recruit Keanu was really just part of a larger strategy to put well-known faces into the game.

We wouldn't expect to see a deluge of actors and artists, but we wouldn't be surprised, either.

6 часов назад @ engadget.com
YouTube hires a liaison to help it work better with creators
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YouTubers have had a range of complaints, ranging from unexpected changes to suggestions that tank viewership through to mistaken demonetization and inconsistent policy enforcement.

At the same time, YouTube hasn't always had the best time communicating its intentions, leading to creators inadvertently breaking the rules or worrying about crackdowns.

This probably won't solve all of the disagreements between YouTube and the video producers that are its bread and butter.

Kovalakides is just one person and won't have a complete view of every siutation.

He might help YouTube address problems before they reach crisis levels, though, and ensure that creators know where they stand before they pub…

7 часов назад @ engadget.com
Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down after getting Disney+ off the ground
Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down after getting Disney+ off the ground Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down after getting Disney+ off the ground

After guiding Disney through the acquisition of Fox and launching its direct-to-consumer efforts that center around Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu, CEO Bob Iger is stepping down from his post.

"Effective immediately," former Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek is taking over and will report to Iger while he serves as executive chairman and leads "creative endeavors" through the end of his contract next year.

In a statement announcing the move, Iger said ""With the successful launch of Disney's direct-to-consumer businesses and the integration of Twenty-First Century Fox well underway, I believe this is the optimal time to transition to a new CEO."

With Chapek continuing to report to Iger, it doesn't …

8 часов назад @ engadget.com
Smithsonian opens up 2.8 million images to the public
Smithsonian opens up 2.8 million images to the public Smithsonian opens up 2.8 million images to the public

The Smithsonian is encouraging the public to view, use and reuse the content however they see fit.

Wells to images of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Vega 5B, 3D models of the miniscule, like the Eulaema bee, and models of the gargantuan, like Cassiopeia A supernova remnant.

The material represents almost two centuries of scientific data, and the Smithsonian says this is just the beginning.

Throughout the rest of 2020, it will be adding another 200,00 images, with more to come as it digitizes the 155 million items in its collection.

If you're not sure where to dive in, you might enjoy the 3D model of the space shuttle Discovery.

8 часов назад @ engadget.com
Crunchyroll details its first eight original anime productions
Crunchyroll details its first eight original anime productions Crunchyroll details its first eight original anime productions

Half of the series were produced by Crunchyroll Studios, with production duties on the remaining four handled by a couple of other high-profile studios in Japan, including Production I.G.

As The Verge notes, Crunchyroll is the first anime streamer to found its own animation studio.

Over the last couple of years, it has helped fund the creation of shows like A Place Further Than the Universe.

That said, it's easy to see why Crunchyroll is now taking on a more direct role.

Crunchyroll likely hopes the new series will both attract new subscribers and keep current ones from jumping ship.

9 часов назад @ engadget.com
NTSB chair eviscerates Tesla for inaction over Autopilot concerns
NTSB chair eviscerates Tesla for inaction over Autopilot concerns NTSB chair eviscerates Tesla for inaction over Autopilot concerns

"Government regulators have provided scant oversight" over the semi-autonomous driving systems that are quickly becoming standard features on modern automobiles, NTSB chair Robert Sumwalt declared.

While the NTSB does not have the authority to enforce safety measures, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can issue recalls for unsafe vehicle tech.

The NTSB also determined via cellphone records and device data that Huang's phone was running a mobile game at the time of the crash.

This reportedly wasn't the first time that Huang's vehicle had swerved towards a median divider.

"Sadly, one manufacturer has ignored us, and that manufacturer is Tesla," Sumwalt said.

9 часов назад @ engadget.com
MOD's latest effects pedal makes advanced sounds more accessible
MOD's latest effects pedal makes advanced sounds more accessible MOD's latest effects pedal makes advanced sounds more accessible

It also serves as a USB audio interface whether or not you intend to apply effects, and there's bidirectional MIDI you can assign specifically or to an aggregator.

You can assign "everything" to controllers on the device, too.

If MOD meets its funding target and all goes well, you'll pay $277 ($369 if you miss the early pricing).

That's less than half the price of MOD's Duo and yet-to-ship Duo X, and puts it more within range of gear like Digitech's or Zoom's higher-end hardware than extremely capable gear like the Empress Effects ZOIA.

Beta tester versions are expected to ship in October, while everyone else will have to wait until December.

9 часов назад @ engadget.com
'Black Mesa,' the fan-made 'Half-Life' remake, finally has a release date
'Black Mesa,' the fan-made 'Half-Life' remake, finally has a release date 'Black Mesa,' the fan-made 'Half-Life' remake, finally has a release date

This won't be the first time PC gamers will be able to play Black Mesa -- the majority of the game has been available as an Early Access title on Steam since 2015.

The team released the sections of the game set on Xen piecemeal, with the final entry released in December.

Finalizing Black Mesa probably feels like a major feat to the dev team.

With smooth gameplay, improved visuals, expanded story elements and a redesigned Xen chapter, Black Mesa may become the definitive way to play Half-Life.

Those who have never played a Half-Life game can download free copies of the games on Steam for the rest of the month.

10 часов назад @ engadget.com
Samsung finally adds period tracking to its Health app
Samsung finally adds period tracking to its Health app Samsung finally adds period tracking to its Health app

Apple, Fitbit, Garmin and many third-party apps already offer period tracking.

As Engadget's Nicole Lee has pointed out, how effective period-tracking and fertility apps are depends on what you're using them for.

For simply predicting when your next period will start, the apps use past cycle data and can be helpful.

The addition of period tracking is part of Samsung's attempt to make Samsung Health more comprehensive, allowing it to do more than simply track activity.

Last year, Samsung Health added Calm's meditation, relaxation and sleep services.

10 часов назад @ engadget.com
Firefox now encrypts domain name requests by default in the US
Firefox now encrypts domain name requests by default in the US Firefox now encrypts domain name requests by default in the US

If you live outside the US, you can enable the feature by visiting Firefox's settings menu and toggling the appropriate option.

Protecting domain name requests is something Firefox has been working on for the last number of years; in recent months, several other companies have started to think about doing the same.

As with most security and privacy-related features, not everyone is a fan of DNS over HTTPS.

Some experts, meanwhile, say the protocol won't prevent ISPs from tracking users -- since they can extrapolate your browser history using other data.

Despite those objections, Firefox plans to continue rolling out DNS over HTTPS, with the company planning to enable the protocol in other c…

11 часов назад @ engadget.com
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Amazon Warns Sellers Not to Gouge Users on Face Masks as Prices Skyrocket on Coronavirus Fears
Amazon Warns Sellers Not to Gouge Users on Face Masks as Prices Skyrocket on Coronavirus Fears Amazon Warns Sellers Not to Gouge Users on Face Masks as Prices Skyrocket on Coronavirus Fears

The effectiveness of the masks as a preventative measure against infection by the coronavirus , a novel virus called SARS-CoV-2 which causes a disease called COVID-19 , is unclear.

But prices for masks have tripled and in some cases quadrupled on Amazon, Wired wrote, with Amazon telling some sellers that their listings are “not in compliance” with policies that ban price-gouging.

“This is a hard one for Amazon, because they do not want its customers to be taken advantage of,” Ed Rosenberg, a consultant who works with Amazon sellers, told Wired.

“But there is also supply and demand, and sellers should be able to charge more if they pay more and demand is high.”Amazon’s issues aren’t limited …

2 часа назад @ gizmodo.com
One of the Very Best Batman Movies Gets a Worthy, Gorgeous Poster
One of the Very Best Batman Movies Gets a Worthy, Gorgeous Poster One of the Very Best Batman Movies Gets a Worthy, Gorgeous Poster

Image : Grey Matter ArtToys and Collectibles Action figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise.

Batman: The Animated Series as a whole is unquestionably one of the best Batman interpretations out there, and when that version got brought to the big screen the results were awesome.

AdvertisementThe results were also awesome when Grey Matter Art teamed up with artist Bruce Yan to make a poster for the film.

Image : Grey Matter ArtAdvertisementNow that, my friends, is a Batman poster.

It goes on sale Thursday, February 27 starting at 1:00 p.m. EST on Grey Matter Art’s website.

4 часа назад @ io9.gizmodo.com
Report: The NSA's Expensive and Controversial Phone Program Only Netted One Significant Investigation
Report: The NSA's Expensive and Controversial Phone Program Only Netted One Significant Investigation Report: The NSA's Expensive and Controversial Phone Program Only Netted One Significant Investigation

The report did not, however, disclose what the single “significant investigation” was about, nor did it provide any information about the results.

AdvertisementIn total, the Times notes that the Freedom Act iteration of the program resulted in 15 intelligence reports for the NSA.

Before the act, the controversial program resulted in the NSA collecting billions of phone and text records per day.

In 2018, the NSA collected 434 million call records from 19 million phone numbers.

AdvertisementDespite the abysmal numbers, the Trump administration has requested that Congress reauthorize the Freedom Act.

6 часов назад @ gizmodo.com
Disney Reportedly Censors John Oliver Segment on Its India Streaming Service Over Criticisms of Modi
Disney Reportedly Censors John Oliver Segment on Its India Streaming Service Over Criticisms of Modi Disney Reportedly Censors John Oliver Segment on Its India Streaming Service Over Criticisms of Modi

TechCrunch reported that the show typically becomes available early on Tuesday mornings on Hotstar, which syndicates Last Week Tonight in India.

A spokesperson for the Information and Broadcasting Ministry told TechCrunch it was not part of discussions to censor the segment.

AdvertisementRepresentatives for HBO, Disney, and Hotstar did not immediately return requests for comment.

This week’s controversial censorship comes as Disney is gearing up to launch its Disney+ streaming service at the end of March—also on Hotstar.

AdvertisementPerhaps Disney+ will users will have better luck accessing expected programming than they evidently currently do through Hotstar.

6 часов назад @ gizmodo.com
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Stone Tools Suggest Supervolcano Eruption Didn’t Decimate Humanity 74,000 Years Ago
Stone Tools Suggest Supervolcano Eruption Didn’t Decimate Humanity 74,000 Years Ago Stone Tools Suggest Supervolcano Eruption Didn’t Decimate Humanity 74,000 Years Ago

Stone tools from Dhaba locality , India.

Photo : Chris ClarksonHumans may have continued to thrive in spite of a supervolcano eruption 74,000 year s ago, according to a new study.

Researchers in based in Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom, and India found evidence of stone tools and other artifacts in the Dhaba locality on norther n India’s Son River.

AdvertisementThe Toba eruption is at the center of a debate surrounding human history.

One thing is for sure: H owever catastrophic the Toba event was, human beings survived it and are still around today.

6 часов назад @ gizmodo.com
A Billionaire Who Funds Climate Denial Is No Longer on American Museum of Natural History Board
A Billionaire Who Funds Climate Denial Is No Longer on American Museum of Natural History Board A Billionaire Who Funds Climate Denial Is No Longer on American Museum of Natural History Board

Activists protest Rebekah Mercer’s board seat at the American Natural History Museum.

The museum should also stop taking money that’s tainted by the fossil fuel industry and climate denial.

Accepting funding from people like the Mercers or fossil fuel interests can affect what goes into a museum’s exhibits.

AdvertisementI know it won’t be easy for museums to reject funding that’s tied up in fossil fuel interests.

But ultimately, the fossil fuel industry—propped up by the climate deniers that the Mercer Foundation funds—could bring about the end of natural history as we know it.

8 часов назад @ earther.gizmodo.com
And the Title of Jurassic World 3 Is...
And the Title of Jurassic World 3 Is... And the Title of Jurassic World 3 Is...

Director Colin Trevorrow took to his Twitter account today to mark the first day of filming the third Jurassic World film and subsequently revealed its title: Jurassic World: Dominion.

Since the second film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, ended with the genetically-engineered dinosaurs being let out into the wilds of America, we’d guess it refers to North America being the dinosaurs’ dominion.

Star Chris Pratt weighed in with an equally measured take:AdvertisementAlso of note is that the red logo is the logo from the original Jurassic Park, not the stone or grey logo from the previous two Jurassic World films.

That’s likely some kind of a wink to the fact the main cast from that film— Sam …

8 часов назад @ io9.gizmodo.com
Should You Cancel Your Travel Plans Because of the Coronavirus?
Should You Cancel Your Travel Plans Because of the Coronavirus? Should You Cancel Your Travel Plans Because of the Coronavirus?

The answer to whether you should cancel existing travel plans, however, is complicated.

Late last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a level 3 travel warning (its highest), recommending that anyone with nonessential travel plans to mainland China avoid going there; the State Department issued its own equivalent warning advising the same.

AdvertisementSo unless the CDC issues a travel advisory for the area you are planning to visit, there is no reason to cancel any plans at this time.

Interestingly, the World Health Organization advises against implementing travel restrictions in general during an outbreak, including during this one.

AdvertisementAnother major probl…

8 часов назад @ gizmodo.com
Food Workers Union Takes Aim at Amazon's New Cashierless Grocery Store
Food Workers Union Takes Aim at Amazon's New Cashierless Grocery Store Food Workers Union Takes Aim at Amazon's New Cashierless Grocery Store

Photo : Ted S. Warren ( AP )After years of prototyping, and more years still experimenting with surveillance-based convenience stores, Amazon has officially opened its first cashierless grocery location in its home city of Seattle.

“Amazon represents a clear and present danger to millions of good jobs,” United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) President Marc Perrone wrote in a statement Tuesday .

According to Perrone, Amazon’s pivot away from human labor “is designed to destroy millions of grocery worker jobs.” Walmart, 7-11, and others are pursuing similar strategies that could drastically reduce the workforces of this sector.

To those skeptical that Amazon Go represen…

8 часов назад @ gizmodo.com
Reddit Will Start to Punish Users for Upvotes as It Eyes Ad Cash
Reddit Will Start to Punish Users for Upvotes as It Eyes Ad Cash Reddit Will Start to Punish Users for Upvotes as It Eyes Ad Cash

He also flagged a “company update” regarding the way Reddit thinks about “quarantined” communities (emphasis ours):When we expanded our quarantine policy, we created an appeals process for sanctioned communities.

Today, we’re making an update to address this gap: Users who consistently upvote policy-breaking content within quarantined communities will receive automated warnings, followed by further consequences like a temporary or permanent suspension.

Content posted to those communities won’t appear in a user’s Reddit feed unless they actively subscribe to the quarantined community and have a verified email linked to their user account .

Reddit also displays a warning screen before users c…

9 часов назад @ gizmodo.com
CDC Warns Coronavirus Outbreaks Likely to Hit U.S.
CDC Warns Coronavirus Outbreaks Likely to Hit U.S. CDC Warns Coronavirus Outbreaks Likely to Hit U.S.

It’s only a matter of time before the virus will start to spread locally, if it isn’t doing so already.

AdvertisementBut COVID-19 has clearly spread beyond mainland China in recent weeks, setting off local outbreaks in countries including South Korea, Italy, and Iran.

Ideally, it’s possible that any outbreaks within the U.S. could be reasonably managed and stopped from spreading too far.

But make no mistakes, a far-reaching outbreak of COVID-19 in the U.S. would undoubtedly be a disaster, even with a relatively low fatality rate.

“Public health and healthcare systems may become overloaded, with elevated rates of hospitalizations and deaths.

9 часов назад @ gizmodo.com
Oregon Republicans Are On the Run Again Over Climate Bill Vote
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Demonstrators showed up at the Oregon State Capitol to protest the latest cap-and-trade bill.

AdvertisementOn Monday, Oregon’s state senate passed a cap-and-trade bill—known as SB 1530—out of committee.

With supermajorities in the Oregon House and Senate chambers, Democrats should be able to pass the bill with relative ease.

But there’s a catch: There has to be a quorum of two-thirds of state senators (or in the case of the House side, representatives) present to vote on legislation.

The state Senate ultimately dropped the bill.

9 часов назад @ earther.gizmodo.com
Dallas Exterminator Treats '5 to 10' Ride Share Cars A Week For Bed Bug Infestations
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“Quite frankly, they’re not racist at all and they don’t care about how much money you have,” Brooks said.

“They’re bloodsuckers.” Brooks’ has a unique mobile business, one that focuses on burning out bed bugs with high heat.

As Brooks said, bugs don’t care about your race or income level or if you’re considered an independent contractor or not.

AdvertisementOf course, with bed bugs being found on planes and on buses, it was only a matter of time before they came for our beloved cars.

If you suspect you’ve been in a ride-sharing car infested with bed bugs, Brooks suggests throwing your clothes into a dryer and setting it on high heat for 50 minutes.

10 часов назад @ jalopnik.com
Locke & Key’s Meredith Averill on Grief in Horror and Her Elm Street Dream Project
Locke & Key’s Meredith Averill on Grief in Horror and Her Elm Street Dream Project Locke & Key’s Meredith Averill on Grief in Horror and Her Elm Street Dream Project

Meredith Averill at the Locke & Key world premiere.

It’s also something that’s shaping what might be in store for a potential Locke & Key season two.

The Haunting of Hill House is not about a haunted house, it’s about these haunted people.

Obviously, Locke & Key and Hill House are very different beasts, but what were the ideas you wanted to drive the story?

Locke & Key is now streaming on Netflix.

10 часов назад @ io9.gizmodo.com
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последний пост 4 часа назад
A Safety Board Faults Tesla and Regulators in a Fatal 2018 Crash
A Safety Board Faults Tesla and Regulators in a Fatal 2018 Crash A Safety Board Faults Tesla and Regulators in a Fatal 2018 Crash

NTSB reiterated two recommendations it issued during a 2017 investigation of an Autopilot-related death—to which Tesla has not formally responded.

It asked that Tesla limit drivers to using Autopilot in road and weather situations where it can be used safely.

(Huang was operating his own vehicle at the time of the crash, but his phone was Apple-owned.)

After a 2016 crash involving Autopilot, Tesla changed how the feature works.

Now, if a driver using Autopilot doesn’t put pressure on the wheel for 30 seconds, warnings will beep and flash until the car slows itself to a stop.

4 часа назад @ wired.com
Covid-19 Will Mark the End of Affluence Politics
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While few in politics have internalized it, the coronavirus is the biggest story in the world and is soon going to smash into our electoral politics in unpredictable ways.

Moreover, the coronavirus is going to introduce economic conditions with which few people in modern America are familiar: the prospect of shortages.

Now, in the wake of the coronavirus, China has shut down much of its production; South Korea and Italy will shut down as well.

This coronavirus will reveal, in other words, a crisis of production—and one that’s coming just in time for a presidential election.

Though the crisis at that time was caused by a banking collapse, not a pandemic, the political backdrop was analogous.

5 часов назад @ wired.com
How to Watch Tonight's Democratic Debate in South Carolina
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We’ve made it to the tenth Democratic debate of the 2020 campaign.

Tonight's debate takes place in Charleston, South Carolina, a few days before the state’s primary on Saturday.

On Tuesday morning, the DNC and CBS News announced that seven candidates qualified for the South Carolina debate.

The tenth Democratic primary debate is being co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute in Charleston, South Carolina.

The debate kicks off at 8 pm EST (5 pm PST) on CBS stations; check your local listings.

6 часов назад @ wired.com
Covid-19 and Surging Face Mask Prices, GIF vs. JIF, and More News
Covid-19 and Surging Face Mask Prices, GIF vs. JIF, and More News Covid-19 and Surging Face Mask Prices, GIF vs. JIF, and More News

Peanut butter is stirring debate and Amazon is setting sellers straight, but first: a cartoon about telecommuting games.

One consultant who works with Amazon sellers said that some listings for overpriced face masks have already been deleted.

Let's have the GIF pronunciation debate foreverGIF maker Giphy and peanut butter maker Jif are teaming up for a special-edition peanut butter jar meant to settle the GIF pronunciation debate forever—but it's much more likely to reignite it.

This bracelet from Embr can cool you down or heat you up by sending hot and cold pulses into your wrist.

You can sign up right here to make sure you get the news delivered fresh to your inbox every weekday!

7 часов назад @ wired.com
Could the US Contain a Coronavirus Outbreak?
Could the US Contain a Coronavirus Outbreak? Could the US Contain a Coronavirus Outbreak?

As diagnoses of the disease, named Covid-19, exploded in late January, Chinese officials took the unprecedented step of locking down the regions of Hubei province at the center of the epidemic.

Disease response experts in the US have puzzled over these escalating efforts, a public health playbook ripped from the era before drugs and vaccines (and air travel).

But now, a delegation of international experts dispatched to China to assess the effectiveness of its aggressive public health response has reached a different conclusion.

Government officials there have quarantined citizens in 11 towns across the northern region of Lombardy, where an outbreak emerged suddenly over the weekend.

It’s Eu…

7 часов назад @ wired.com
Gmail Is Catching More Malicious Attachments With Deep Learning
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It's not just a theoretical risk—real attackers use malicious documents to infect targets all the time.

Google says that 63 percent of the malicious documents it blocks each day are different than the ones its systems flagged the day before.

In the months that it's been active, the new scanner has increased its daily malicious Office document detection by 10 percent.

The volume of malicious documents that attackers send out varies widely day to day.

The prevalence of malicious document attacks varies around the world, but for attackers the approach is always an option.

9 часов назад @ wired.com
As Covid-19 Spreads, Amazon Tries to Curb Mask Price Gouging
As Covid-19 Spreads, Amazon Tries to Curb Mask Price Gouging As Covid-19 Spreads, Amazon Tries to Curb Mask Price Gouging

Amazon has alerted merchants about face masks that are “not in compliance” with its pricing policies, according to an email provided to WIRED.

One consultant who works with Amazon sellers said that listings for overpriced face masks had been deleted from the site.

The topic of “coronavirus and price gouging” has also been hotly debated among users on Amazon’s official selling forum over the last week.

“If sellers change their prices too much, or worse yet, change the list price on their items so that they can move up their selling price, Amazon notices and may intervene,” he says.

Shoppers have complained about skyrocketing prices for supplies on Amazon during other public emergencies.

11 часов назад @ wired.com
Best iPhone (2020): Which Model Should You Actually Buy?
Best iPhone (2020): Which Model Should You Actually Buy? Best iPhone (2020): Which Model Should You Actually Buy?

Yes, the new iPhone 11 is a little faster, gets an extra hour of battery life, and has a second rear camera for wide-angle shots, but are those features worth $100 to you?

If you want a great iPhone for a little less cash, I recommend the 2018 iPhone XR (8/10, WIRED Recommends).

The iPhone is not changing a ton from year to year these days, so if you don't need those advanced features, don't pay for them.

A small note: If you're upgrading from an iPhone, you can trade it to Apple to get a small discount.

Before you do that though, check to see if you can sell it elsewhere for more money—we have a guide that can help.

15 часов назад @ wired.com
Will Your Cat Eat Your Corpse?
Will Your Cat Eat Your Corpse? Will Your Cat Eat Your Corpse?

Would your cat eat you?

While conducting a study on body decomposition, in separate incidents, forensic researchers unintentionally captured footage of two feral cats feasting on human corpses.

While there’s no genetic difference between feral cats and domestic cats, Delgado believes it’s much less likely that a well-fed housecat would engage in this behavior.

“As a cat behaviorist, I think what's really interesting about this study in particular is that we primarily think of cats as predators—as animals who hunt, kill, and then eat what they've killed,” Delgado says.

“And the other thing that's important to recognize is that just because animals will eat part of a corpse does not mean that…

15 часов назад @ wired.com
Let's Have the GIF Pronunciation Debate Forever
Let's Have the GIF Pronunciation Debate Forever Let's Have the GIF Pronunciation Debate Forever

(Example: Netflix tweeting “hello i’m drunk.”) Social media arguments and digital marketing are bad enough as separate blights upon society.

With that in mind, it seems almost impossible to endorse a twee, self-aware marketing gimmick seemingly designed to whip up debate on social media.

Today, Giphy and the peanut butter brand Jif released limited-edition jars of spread sure to reignite the discourse of how to pronounce GIF all over again.

This is the exact type of conversation that turns social media into a mildly engaging distraction rather than a horror show.

The GIF pronunciation debate has been squabbled over ad infinitum, but bringing it back up again provides an excuse to engage in …

15 часов назад @ wired.com
Nintendo Cracks Down After High-Profile Leaks
Nintendo Cracks Down After High-Profile Leaks Nintendo Cracks Down After High-Profile Leaks

Gigantamax Machamp, the megasized version of the body-builder Pokémon, was slated to appear in the then-unreleased games Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield.

The leaker Zippo told WIRED that they will no longer be leaking Nintendo games.

Finally, in February, the FBI caught one of the most connected Nintendo leakers of all time: a hacker who went by the name RyanRocks.

“Nintendo has been increasingly aggressive when it comes to combating leaks,” says one longtime member of the Nintendo leaking community who asked to remain anonymous for fear of repercussions.

Over the last several years, no one has embraced Nintendo leaking quite like Ryan Hernandez.

16 часов назад @ wired.com
Can a Single Text Really Be Defamatory? (Yup)
Can a Single Text Really Be Defamatory? (Yup) Can a Single Text Really Be Defamatory? (Yup)

On February 26, 2016, pop star Kesha texted Lady Gaga seven words that ended up costing her dearly.

Defamation, a false statement of fact that damages the reputation of someone else, can come in myriad forms of communication.

As the #MeToo movement has grown, alleged victims and assailants alike have filed suits for defamatory social media postings.

Last month, Harvard Law School professor Lawrence Lessig sued The New York Times for what he calls “clickbait defamation.”The fog of digital defamation law isn’t likely to lift soon.

And the less context you put in your communication, the more likely it is that a judge is going to say it’s defamatory.”

16 часов назад @ wired.com
Best of Toy Fair (2020): Baby Yoda, ASMR for Kids, and More
Best of Toy Fair (2020): Baby Yoda, ASMR for Kids, and More Best of Toy Fair (2020): Baby Yoda, ASMR for Kids, and More

Within a minute of walking through the doors of the American International Toy Fair, I felt like a kid walking through Toys "R" Us.

It's the largest toy trade show in the Western hemisphere, held in New York City, and everything on display was fresh and exciting.

Strolling down the countless rows of booths, I saw big companies like Lego rub floor space with small ones, with CEOs overflowing with enthusiasm over how they invented whole new categories of toys.

Augmented reality, blending digital and physical worlds, is among the most popular tech powering new toys this year, but I was struck at how much emphasis there still is on physical play, encouraging kids to unplug from the digital worl…

16 часов назад @ wired.com
North Korea Is Recycling Mac Malware. That's Not the Worst Part
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For years, North Korea's Lazarus Group hackers have plundered and pillaged the global internet, scamming and infecting digital devices around the world for espionage, profit, and sabotage.

The NSA reportedly reuses malware, as do state sponsored hackers from China, Russia, North Korea, and elsewhere.

"When I was analyzing the Lazarus Group loader I found basically an exact match.

It's interesting that the Lazarus Group programmers either googled this or saw the presentation about it at the Infiltrate conference in 2017 or something."

This reuse illustrates the benefits to attackers of recycling sophisticated malware tools—whether they come from intelligence agencies or open source research.

17 часов назад @ wired.com
How to Use Airtable, Trello, and Other Apps to Fix Your Life
How to Use Airtable, Trello, and Other Apps to Fix Your Life How to Use Airtable, Trello, and Other Apps to Fix Your Life

Office productivity tools are great for office productivity, but they're also great for personal productivity.

Airtable for Wedding PlanningSome people have fairy-tale dreams about getting married, but let's be clear: Planning the Big Day is a job like any other.

It let me tabulate my budget; track my to-do list, guests, and vendors; and map out rehearsal and wedding day timelines, plus plan the honeymoon.

Airtable empowered me to delegate (read: relinquish control) to my now-husband, bridesmaids, and day-of coordinator.

Unlike Airtable, which allows you to plug in a huge amount of data that you can sort ad infinitum, Trello boards are deliberately simple.

17 часов назад @ wired.com
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последний пост 2 часа назад
Seth Meyers ridicules Bloomberg's awful attempt at satire on Twitter
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Mike Bloomberg received a wave of criticism this week after his campaign tweeted fake quotes depicting fellow candidate Bernie Sanders as praising various dictators.

"If you have to explain that something is satire then you're also bad at satire," Late Night host Seth Meyers quipped during Tuesday's episode.

Meyers also touched on Bloomberg's past performing in a Republican Mary Poppins parody, concluding that presidential hopefuls should maybe stop trying to be funny.

"Now's not the time for focusing on bad jokes to get to the White House," said Meyers.

"It's time for focusing on getting a bad joke out of the White House."

2 часа назад @ mashable.com
John Oliver episode about PM Modi not available in India on local Disney platform
John Oliver episode about PM Modi not available in India on local Disney platform John Oliver episode about PM Modi not available in India on local Disney platform

John Oliver's revealing (and scathing) look at India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the latest Last Week Tonight is now a bit harder to watch if you're in India, thanks to — in an unexpected twist — Disney.

Hotstar, the Disney-owned streaming platform that carries HBO programming in India, didn't make the latest episode of John Oliver's weekly series available, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Further, the Modi package specifically appears to still be available on YouTube India's Last Week Tonight page.

To be clear: We tested this ourselves by accessing YouTube India from inside the U.S., and we don't know if the channel lineup would look different if viewed from within India.

Oli…

6 часов назад @ mashable.com
Study of Lyft and Uber confirms we need to carpool way more
Study of Lyft and Uber confirms we need to carpool way more Study of Lyft and Uber confirms we need to carpool way more

Then there's this: Ride-hailing trips are 69 percent more polluting as the trips they displace.

With more Uber and Lyft drivers out there, the amount of time driving around without getting someone somewhere goes up.

The analysis determined electric ride-hailing cuts emissions by more than 50 percent compared to a private car trip.

Both Lyft and Uber have robust carpooling options including options to walk to a shared ride.

All of which is to say: If you are going to order that Lyft or Uber, at least make it a carpool.

6 часов назад @ mashable.com
Google searches for 'face mask' hit an all-time high amid coronavirus fears
Google searches for 'face mask' hit an all-time high amid coronavirus fears Google searches for 'face mask' hit an all-time high amid coronavirus fears

The images streaming out of China as the country struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak depict masses donning protective medical face masks.

According to Google Trends, searches for "face mask" reached an all-time high in February.

Searches for face masks have been climbing over time, but have remained fairly steady with slight spikes and dips over the last five years.

Hospitals have also seen shortages of medical face masks, which some are attributing to purchases made by private citizens.

Image: screenshot: rachel kraus / mashableKnowledge is power, but face masks are no guarantee for health.

7 часов назад @ mashable.com
Sweden’s first cat psychologist created this cute cat sanctuary — Future Blink
Sweden’s first cat psychologist created this cute cat sanctuary — Future Blink Sweden’s first cat psychologist created this cute cat sanctuary — Future Blink

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7 of the best camping hammocks you can buy on Amazon
7 of the best camping hammocks you can buy on Amazon 7 of the best camping hammocks you can buy on Amazon

With that in mind, we’ve pulled together some of the absolute best camping hammocks you can buy.

With nearly 3,000 positive reviews on Amazon, the MalloMe Hammock is well-loved to say the least.

This is going to be my go to hammock for camping even though it is a little heavier and larger than my other camping hammock.

Honest Outfitters camping hammock Comfortable, lightweight, and about the same price as a few cases of campsite beers.

Gold Armour Camping Hammock Ideal for novice users, its assembly kit is extremely straightforward and intuitive.

7 часов назад @ mashable.com
Video of a wild javelina sprinting down an Arizona street is perfect meme fuel
Video of a wild javelina sprinting down an Arizona street is perfect meme fuel Video of a wild javelina sprinting down an Arizona street is perfect meme fuel

It's not every day a person captures footage of a javelina sprinting down a civilian street, so when someone does it rightfully creates quite the stir online.

A video recently shared to Facebook by Damion Alexander shows a javelina running at high speeds in Tucson, Arizona, and it's the perfect combination of mesmerizing, hilarious, and utterly terrifying.

For those who aren't familiar with javelina, though the beasts resemble pigs and boars they're technically neither.

Per the Arizona Game and Fish Department, javelina are collared peccary and reside in Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico.

The javelina in the video can be heard grunting and seen absolutely darting along the side of the road, ju…

7 часов назад @ mashable.com
You might get $30 from the government if you were the victim of a tech support scam
You might get $30 from the government if you were the victim of a tech support scam You might get $30 from the government if you were the victim of a tech support scam

Being taken for a ride by scammers isn't fun, but getting money from the government is.

The FTC announced its latest refund program for scam victims on Tuesday.

The refunds will average about $30 and go out to a little less than 58,000 people.

The original FTC lawsuit from 2015 accused the group of running pop-up ads that looked like they were from established tech brands designed to make credulous viewers call them for tech support.

Seeing as these refunds will probably average out to $30, it stands to reason some people will probably get less from the government than they gave to the scammers.

8 часов назад @ mashable.com
Ranking alternative milks by how good they taste in a latte
Ranking alternative milks by how good they taste in a latte Ranking alternative milks by how good they taste in a latte

The downside of milk is getting harder to ignore as dairy and meat industry cattle use 83 percent of the world's farmland.

9 часов назад @ mashable.com
Security experts warn that 'high tech' voting and elections don't mix
Security experts warn that 'high tech' voting and elections don't mix Security experts warn that 'high tech' voting and elections don't mix

When it comes to securing the vote, officials keep pushing for the latest and supposedly greatest in election technology.

This argument, that paper ballots are a strong method to ensure the integrity of the vote, is not new.

In other words: Yes, paper ballots are important, but they're only one important part of a complicated whole.

"Blockchain is the wrong security technology for voting," insisted Rivest.

Hopefully, those who set the nation's election security policies and priorities are listening.

9 часов назад @ mashable.com
Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in March 2020
Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in March 2020 Everything coming to Amazon Prime Video in March 2020

Here's what's coming to Amazon Prime Video.

Prime Video is also streaming movies like Night of the Living Dead, Going the Distance, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, and Man on a Ledge.

Uncut Gems and Jumanji: The Next Level are available for purchase, and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood is available on Prime Video's STARZ Channel.

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

20 on Prime Video.

9 часов назад @ mashable.com
'The Office' children's book is here to inspire a whole new generation of fans
'The Office' children's book is here to inspire a whole new generation of fans 'The Office' children's book is here to inspire a whole new generation of fans

A whole new generation is about to fall in love with The Office thanks to a delightful new children's book.

The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary, written by Robb Pearlman and gorgeously illustrated by Melanie Demmer, follows a young, suit-clad Michael Scott on his journey to become the "World's Best Line Leader."

Amidst adorable depictions of the Dunder Mifflin characters fans know and love, the story sets out to teach kids the importance of teamwork and that it's always OK to ask for help.

A first look at "The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary."

The Office: A Day at Dunder Mifflin Elementary is set to publish on Oct. 6, 2020, but you can pre-order your copy today for $17…

10 часов назад @ mashable.com
When is OK to talk about being horny?
When is OK to talk about being horny? When is OK to talk about being horny?

So when you’re buzzed on G&Ts and talking about how you really, really, really want that British guy to text you back, is it OK — in these increasingly sex positive times — to talk about how horny you are?

Where do you draw the line between general talk about sex and talk about your personal sex life and desires?

Learning to tell your friends directly that you’re just really fucking horny is something I am still figuring out.

The nuts and bolts of chatting about sexFirst off, let’s revisit the limits of sexual talk in the office.

“Is it appropriate to talk about feeling horny if they've just poured their heart out about the person that dumped them?

10 часов назад @ mashable.com
Android smartphones will probably have more RAM than PCs
Android smartphones will probably have more RAM than PCs Android smartphones will probably have more RAM than PCs

A typical PC has just 8GB of RAM, just half of the memory the new Androids are planned to have.

10 часов назад @ mashable.com
Meet the four-legged bat boy of this minor league team – Mashable Originals
Meet the four-legged bat boy of this minor league team – Mashable Originals Meet the four-legged bat boy of this minor league team – Mashable Originals

Finn, the Labrador Retriever, is the official bat dog of the Las Vegas Aviators, and he’s clearly a valued member of the team.

10 часов назад @ mashable.com
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Toyota steers $400 million to self-driving startup Pony.ai
Toyota steers $400 million to self-driving startup Pony.ai Toyota steers $400 million to self-driving startup Pony.ai

Pony.ai, a self-driving startup based in Silicon Valley and Guangzhou, China, is deepening its ties to Toyota.

The two companies announced a pilot program to test self-driving cars on public roads in two Chinese cities, Beijing and Shanghai.

The Japanese auto giant plans to invest $400 million in Pony.ai, valuing the startup at $3 billion.

Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, has largely kept quiet on its self-driving car program.

As part of the agreement, the two companies will work together to develop self-driving cars.

2 часа назад @ theverge.com
Slickwraps apologizes to customers after comically bad data breach
Slickwraps apologizes to customers after comically bad data breach Slickwraps apologizes to customers after comically bad data breach

Slickwraps, which makes vinyl skins for phones, tablets, and other electronics, announced last week that it suffered a data breach.

The announcement came after many customers received an email from Slickwraps that appeared to be sent by a hacker claiming to have stolen customer data.

A message from Slickwraps to our customers pic.twitter.com/z9huO9oN88 — Slickwraps (@SlickWraps) February 25, 2020Slickwraps’ blog post also mentions that an “attacker” emailed customers on Friday — that seems to be the hacked email from hello@slickwraps.com.

It appears Lynx0x00 found the CEO’s email by looking through company records accessed through Slickwraps’ vulnerabilities.

In its blog post, Slickwraps sa…

3 часа назад @ theverge.com
Music Fingers is the newest weird beat-making gadget
Music Fingers is the newest weird beat-making gadget Music Fingers is the newest weird beat-making gadget

The trend of gadgets that rethink the physical ways we make music is continuing with a little wearable device called Music Fingers.

The clip then connects to the Music Fingers app on your smartphone via Bluetooth, where sounds or loops can be assigned to the clip’s two buttons.

There’s multiple companies making MIDI rings for performing effects like vibrato with hand gestures.

Music Fingers falls into camp one.

It could be wild to see a finger drummer go ham on a track using several Music Fingers.

4 часа назад @ theverge.com
Fraidycat is a fantastic new app for keeping tabs on your favorite internet gems
Fraidycat is a fantastic new app for keeping tabs on your favorite internet gems Fraidycat is a fantastic new app for keeping tabs on your favorite internet gems

Keeping up to speed with the galactic firehouse of daily internet detritus that gets blasted at our eyeballs every minute of every day can be a taxing endeavor.

It often involves using RSS readers, Twitter lists, YouTube and Twitch channel notifications, and all-too-frequent email inbox refreshing, among dozens of other methods for staying on top of your favorite internet oddities and sifting through all the junk to find them.

It bundles together all of your favorite internet stuff into one easy-to-read page, much like a super-powered RSS reader.

The best part is that it’s not algorithmic like the Social Network That Shall Not Be Named.

You can check out the Fraidycat code on Github here, a…

5 часов назад @ theverge.com
The Smithsonian has released more than 2.8 million images you can use for free
The Smithsonian has released more than 2.8 million images you can use for free The Smithsonian has released more than 2.8 million images you can use for free

The Smithsonian Institution is releasing 2.8 million high-res images from its massive collection into the public domain, putting them online for anyone to use and download for free.

The open-access online platform will include 2D and 3D images from its 19 museums, nine research centers, archives, libraries, and the National Zoo, Smithsonian Magazine reports.

Over the next few months, the Smithsonian will add another 200,000 images to the access platform, and it will continue digitizing its massive database of more than 155 million items.

Even media company Getty Images made the vast majority of its photo collection available for free, opening up a potential new revenue stream for its embedd…

7 часов назад @ theverge.com
Steam just added new search features, including a price filter
Steam just added new search features, including a price filter Steam just added new search features, including a price filter

Valve is adding new features to its Steam storefront’s search system, letting users filter out games they already own, set a maximum price, and avoid seeing VR-only games if they don’t have a virtual reality headset.

The updates are part of its ongoing Steam Labs experiments, and they’re a small but potentially positive tweak to the gaming storefront.

As Valve explains in a blog post, the new options are supposed to winnow down results and leave only games users really find helpful.

And you can hide games that require a VR headset without removing VR games that also run on a normal screen.

Valve also touts the fact that Steam autoloads the next page of results when you scroll, rather than m…

8 часов назад @ theverge.com
Tesla Autopilot, distracted driving to blame in deadly 2018 crash
Tesla Autopilot, distracted driving to blame in deadly 2018 crash Tesla Autopilot, distracted driving to blame in deadly 2018 crash

The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance system was one of the probable causes of a fatal 2018 crash into a concrete barrier.

In addition, the safety board said the driver was playing a mobile game while using Autopilot before the crash, and investigators also determined he was overly confident in Autopilot’s capabilities.

The safety board arrived at those probable causes after a nearly two-year investigation into the crash.

Had the crash attenuator been replaced, NTSB investigators said Tuesday that the driver, Walter Huang, likely would have survived.

“We urge Tesla to continue to work on improving their Autopilot technology and for NH…

8 часов назад @ theverge.com
Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO, replaced by Bob Chapek
Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO, replaced by Bob Chapek Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO, replaced by Bob Chapek

Disney CEO Bob Iger will be replaced by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products chairman Bob Chapek as CEO effective immediately.

Iger noted that, over the last 27 years with the company, Chapek has proven that he has the “visionary leadership” to lead the company.

On March 15th, 2005, Disney announced that Iger would succeed longtime CEO Michael Eisner as the company’s sixth CEO.

In his first year as CEO, Iger repaired broken relationships with visionaries like former Apple CEO Steve Jobs and acquired Pixar for just over $7 billion.

Under Iger, and Mayer, Disney has amassed more than 28 million subscribers to its Disney Plus platform in just over three months.

8 часов назад @ theverge.com
This AirPod-holding Apple Watch band is either brilliant or incredibly dumb
This AirPod-holding Apple Watch band is either brilliant or incredibly dumb This AirPod-holding Apple Watch band is either brilliant or incredibly dumb

If you have a habit of misplacing your AirPods, this new Kickstarter campaign might have the answer: stick them on your Apple Watch band.

The AirBand is a new silicon band for the Apple Watch that doubles as a holder for your AirPods, with two loops located below the Apple Watch screen.

AirPods also come with a pocket-sized charging case, meaning AirPods owners already have something portable in which to store their earbuds.

A note on crowdfunding: Crowdfunding is a chaotic field by nature: companies looking for funding tend to make big promises.

He’s turning to Kickstarter to secure funding for the materials needed to begin production on the product.

8 часов назад @ theverge.com
Amazon warns sellers against price gouging face masks amid coronavirus concerns
Amazon warns sellers against price gouging face masks amid coronavirus concerns Amazon warns sellers against price gouging face masks amid coronavirus concerns

Amazon is warning third-party sellers on its Marketplace platform against exorbitant price hikes to face masks amid the coronavirus outbreak that continues to expand across the globe, Wired reports.

Wired reports that prices for some of the most popular options for medical face masks have tripled and, in some cases, even quadrupled.

Wired says that’s four times what the product cost a few weeks ago, citing data from Amazon price tracker Keepa.

Some face mask sellers are jacking up prices to four times the original amountsMore expensive and effective face masks, like N95 respirator masks, are also getting price gouged, Wired reports.

Yet, the company did become the center of a price gouging …

8 часов назад @ theverge.com
Better Call Saul knows how much we love a good scam
Better Call Saul knows how much we love a good scam Better Call Saul knows how much we love a good scam

Better Call Saul was always going to be a show about a man dying in slow motion.

Jimmy McGill is a different, more earnest person than Saul Goodman, someone who does not exist in Breaking Bad.

Unlike Walter White, we know exactly what’s going to happen to Jimmy, and Better Call Saul is a better show for it.

It’s all so very sad, even if Bob Odenkirk’s carnival barker performance as Jimmy / Saul is as entertaining and funny as it’s always been.

Bit by bit, Jimmy McGill is being buried alive, and Saul Goodman is holding the shovel.

9 часов назад @ theverge.com
How to make a seamless Instagram panorama
How to make a seamless Instagram panorama How to make a seamless Instagram panorama

It’s already been a few years since Instagram allowed you to post multiple photos simultaneously in a single post.

First, about the sizing: no matter which photo you upload, Instagram will automatically resize and compress your images.

For example, square photos will always end up being 1080 x 1080 and vertical ones will always be 1080 (w) x 1350 (h).

So if you want to create a panorama made out of two vertical photos, you’ll need to duplicate the pixels lengthwise, while the height stays the same: 1080 x 1350 becomes 2160 x 1350.

Or if you want to create a panorama made out of three images, you’ll use 3240 x 1350.

9 часов назад @ theverge.com
Comcast just acquired a streaming service you’ve probably never heard of from the owner of Myspace
Comcast just acquired a streaming service you’ve probably never heard of from the owner of Myspace Comcast just acquired a streaming service you’ve probably never heard of from the owner of Myspace

For instance, Comcast announced on Tuesday that it’s acquired Xumo, an over-the-top streaming service with a paid and ad-supported free tier for both live and on-demand programming.

It did, however, report more than 5 million users in April of last year, so it’s not totally unheard of.

How could a company like Xumo possibly help Comcast win in the streaming wars?

“The talented team at XUMO has created a successful, growing, and best-in-class set of streaming capabilities.

We are excited for this team to join Comcast and look forward to supporting them as they continue to innovate and develop their offerings,” Comcast said in a statement.

9 часов назад @ theverge.com
The internet of tea
The internet of tea The internet of tea

The latest victim was Yorkshire Tea, a black tea blend 14 years older than the net and the current bestselling black tea in the United Kingdom.

— Yorkshire Tea (@YorkshireTea) February 24, 2020It's been pretty shocking to see the determination some have had to drag us into a political mudfight.

— Yorkshire Tea (@YorkshireTea) February 24, 2020Speaking directly now, as the person who's been answering these tweets, I know it could have been much worse.

— Yorkshire Tea (@YorkshireTea) February 24, 2020It’s a very nice sentiment from a tea brand: don’t forget that there are people behind the usernames, and those people have feelings, too.

The problem with public shaming on Twitter — the kind th…

9 часов назад @ theverge.com
Tesla ignored safety board’s Autopilot recommendations, chairman says
Tesla ignored safety board’s Autopilot recommendations, chairman says Tesla ignored safety board’s Autopilot recommendations, chairman says

Tesla ignored safety recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) about its Autopilot driver assistance system, the board’s chairman Robert Sumwalt said on Tuesday.

The board also recommended that automakers should place limits on where and when systems like Autopilot can be used.

But while Tesla did increase the frequency of alerts when drivers take their hands off the steering wheel while using Autopilot, Tesla never officially responded to the recommendations.

Five other automakers answered within the 90-day window, but Tesla hasn’t answered in 881 days“One manufacturer ignored us.

And that manufacturer is Tesla,” Sumwalt said on Tuesday during the beginning of…

10 часов назад @ theverge.com
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последний пост 2 часа назад
Driverless car startup Pony.ai raises $462 million at a $3 billion valuation
Driverless car startup Pony.ai raises $462 million at a $3 billion valuation Driverless car startup Pony.ai raises $462 million at a $3 billion valuation

In a sign that investors’ enthusiasm for driverless cars hasn’t dampened yet, Pony.ai today secured a whopping $462 million in fresh funding, $400 million of which came from Toyota.

For comparison’s sake, rival Aurora’s previous tranche totaled $530 million at a reported $2.5 billion valuation.

Cruise Automation, a GM subsidiary and one of the best-funded autonomous vehicle ventures, has an estimated $14.6 billion valuation.

“After this round, Pony.ai is the second-most valuable independent autonomous driving company in the world,” a Pony.ai spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email.

It’s also driven over 1.5 million autonomous kilometers (or about 932,056 miles) as of year-end 2019, puttin…

2 часа назад @ venturebeat.com
Software eats telco: The coming disruption
Software eats telco: The coming disruption Software eats telco: The coming disruption

And a cast of new telco players and fresh startups are poised to jump into the game.

To disrupt telco, you need an open source software modelIf you think about the telco problem, it sounds quite like what happened with IT infrastructure over the past decade.

Why can’t we build 5G on an open source software model, following in the footsteps of the transformation of IT?

It’s not just the benefits of reduced capital investment in hardware that could benefit new telco players, though.

The drought in greenfield telco players is coming to an end, and with it, over-reliance on a foreign equipment vendor triopoly.

3 часа назад @ venturebeat.com
Fry’s Electronics closes another store in Anaheim, shelves still bare
Fry’s Electronics closes another store in Anaheim, shelves still bare Fry’s Electronics closes another store in Anaheim, shelves still bare

Fry’s Electronics announced that it will close its store in Anaheim, California.

pic.twitter.com/bss9nVKdvh — Fry's Electronics (@fryselectronics) February 25, 2020Under the consignment model, vendors take the risk of shipping goods to Fry’s.

But in this model, Fry’s does not buy the goods from the vendor.

Under consignment, Fry’s has no responsibility to maintain the merchandise in a sellable condition or even keep track of it at all.

You could buy everything from potato chips to computer chips at Fry’s Electronics.

4 часа назад @ venturebeat.com
SambaNova Systems raises $250 million for software-defined AI hardware
SambaNova Systems raises $250 million for software-defined AI hardware SambaNova Systems raises $250 million for software-defined AI hardware

In a reflection of investors’ ravenous appetite for the market, it today announced that it’s raised $250 million in series C funding.

Leveraging a combination of algorithmic optimizations and custom board-based hardware, SambaNova claims it’s able to dramatically improve the performance and capability of most AI-imbued apps.

According to Olukotun, SambaNova’s platform is designed to scale from tiny electronic devices to enormous remote datacenters.

“SambaNova’s innovations in machine learning algorithms and software-defined hardware will dramatically improve the performance and capability of intelligent applications,” he added.

The AI chip market is anticipated to be worth $91.18 billion by…

6 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Xbox boss expects to keep a console under his TV for the next 10+ years
Xbox boss expects to keep a console under his TV for the next 10+ years Xbox boss expects to keep a console under his TV for the next 10+ years

Microsoft is planning to launch both the next-gen Xbox Series X and the Project xCloud gaming service this year.

Well, that’s not how Xbox boss Phil Spencer sees it.

The Xbox console isn’t going anywhereWhile Spencer expects more streaming-only boxes and TVs to show up in people’s homes, he knows that the console is sometimes best.

I think I’m going to have a game console plugged into my television for the next decade-plus.

“And if you want to play on your television, we’re going to go build a great console for people to play on.

7 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection review: Another essential package for Mega Man fans
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection review: Another essential package for Mega Man fans Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection review: Another essential package for Mega Man fans

I love Mega Man, but even I only had a small amount of experience with the Mega Man Zero and Mega Man ZX series.

They just don’t seem to get as much love or appreciation as the classic Mega Man or Mega Man X games.

What you’ll likeSix great action-platformersThe collection comes with six games, Mega Man Zero through Mega Man Zero 4, Mega Man ZX, and Mega Man ZX Advent.

The musicThe Mega Man franchise has a lot of the best music in gaming, and a lot of its fans know songs like the stage theme for Metal Man from Mega Man 2 or for Boomer Kuwanger from Mega Man X by heart.

If you love Mega Man, especially the Mega Man X series, but haven’t played these games, you’re going be thrilled.

7 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Path of Exile announces Delirium as player hours spiked again in 2019
Path of Exile announces Delirium as player hours spiked again in 2019 Path of Exile announces Delirium as player hours spiked again in 2019

Grinding Gear Games announced Path of Exile 2 and Path of Exile Mobile in December, and it turns out players were already excited about the online action-role-playing game before any of these details.

Grinding Gear Games general manager Chris Wilson [no relation to the writer — Ed.]

Many of the updates address player requests; for Delirium, Grinding Gear is working on improvements to skills and wands, for example.

“There is a recipe to Path of Exile content that includes something for everyone.

Carrying overAnother way Grinding Gear hopes to keep players — and increase those player hours — is by enabling folks to bring their characters and microtransactions from Path of Exile to Path of Exi…

9 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
McAfee: Start protecting against quantum computing hacks now
McAfee: Start protecting against quantum computing hacks now McAfee: Start protecting against quantum computing hacks now

McAfee’s chief technology officer warned that it’s time for companies to start worrying about quantum computing attacks that can break common forms of encryption available today, even if quantum computing isn’t going to be practical for a while.

He noted that National Archives files related to national security from the Kennedy assassination nearly 60 years ago still have redactions for current national security risks today.

Cloud computing is sweeping through the industry, and it will enable the use of quantum computing.

But it may take years before the improvements take hold and give quantum computing a chance to beat classical computers.

Image Credit: RSAGrobman noted that the federal bu…

9 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Securiti.ai named most innovative startup at RSA
Securiti.ai named most innovative startup at RSA Securiti.ai named most innovative startup at RSA

Securiti.ai, a company that uses AI to help companies comply with privacy laws like GDPR in the European Union and CCPA in California, today was named winner of the RSA Sandbox Innovation award.

It uses natural language for data requests and other forms of AI to allow those companies to assess vendors or internal systems.

This is the 15th year a panel of entrepreneurs and security professionals chose a most innovative startup at RSA, a security conference happening this week in San Francisco.

Top 10 finalists in the contest have seen 56 acquisitions and more than $6.2 billion in investments since the award started, RSA said in a statement.

“Privacy is a basic human right, and companies want…

10 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Subscription secrets from Uber, Lyft, BarkBox, and more (VB Live)
Subscription secrets from Uber, Lyft, BarkBox, and more (VB Live) Subscription secrets from Uber, Lyft, BarkBox, and more (VB Live)

Register now for real world case studies from big players like Urban Outfitters, BarkBox, and Output, and learn how to reduce churn, maximize revenue growth and brand value, leverage subscription data, and more.

“Subscription models are what enable this customer choice, because it’s an ongoing relationship,” Clark says.

The second big benefit, Clark says, and the reason why we’re seeing, in particular, a lot more of these customer-forward, direct-to-customer businesses utilizing subscriptions, is that the subscription model simply delivers deeper customer relationships and customer brand loyalty.

An example of that is Uber and Lyft, which have both started testing out subscriptions.

If you …

11 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Qualcomm and ZeroLight debut end-to-end 5G Boundless XR system
Qualcomm and ZeroLight debut end-to-end 5G Boundless XR system Qualcomm and ZeroLight debut end-to-end 5G Boundless XR system

Today, Qualcomm and ZeroLight are announcing a complete end-to-end solution that will use the XR2 and 5G for Boundless XR in enterprise settings.

The broad premise of “Boundless XR” is to replace the wires typically needed for mixed reality headsets with high-bandwidth wireless connections, giving the lightweight, low-power headset access to the photorealistic rendering power of a 300-Watt computer.

For this end-to-end solution, Qualcomm provides the reference design for XR2-based headsets and chips for 5G network hardware, while ZeroLight delivers the mixed reality application and edge cloud rendering server for the private 5G network.

Rather than waiting for carrier-provided 5G infrastruc…

11 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Salesforce’s AI navigates Wikipedia to find answers to complex questions
Salesforce’s AI navigates Wikipedia to find answers to complex questions Salesforce’s AI navigates Wikipedia to find answers to complex questions

In an effort to streamline the search, researchers at Salesforce developed what they call a graph-based trainable retriever-reader framework, which sequentially retrieves paragraphs from English Wikipedia articles to answer complex open-domain questions.

The Salesforce researchers instead propose a graph-based recurrent retriever-reader framework that learns to retrieve reasoning paths over the Wikipedia graph.

The graph-based recurrent retriever retrieves paragraphs for a given question using the graphical structure by conditioning on the previously retrieved paragraphs.

Together, these techniques enable the framework to field both single- and multi-hop open-domain problems more robustly t…

11 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Electronic Arts pulls out of GDC over coronavirus concerns
Electronic Arts pulls out of GDC over coronavirus concerns Electronic Arts pulls out of GDC over coronavirus concerns

Electronic Arts is not going to officially participate in the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco in March.

This comes amid growing concern over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) to more countries in Europe and Asia.

EA has over 9,000 employees with some located in countries that are actively fighting the spread of the virus.

Here is the note that EA chief people officer Mala Singh sent out to EA employees last night:“We will be limiting our presence at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, March 16-20.

And employees should not travel to San Francisco for the conference.

11 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Dota Underlords Season One kicks off with Battle Pass and more
Dota Underlords Season One kicks off with Battle Pass and more Dota Underlords Season One kicks off with Battle Pass and more

Dota Underlords is officially out of Early Access.

This content drop introduces a new Battle Pass and modes.

These new modes all relate to the ongoing narrative for Dota Underlords Season One.

Image Credit: Valve SoftwareDota Underlords Season One is also getting a Battle Pass.

Valve first popularized the Battle Pass with its annual Compendium content for Dota 2.

12 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Flock Freight raises $50 million to match shippers with freight transportation
Flock Freight raises $50 million to match shippers with freight transportation Flock Freight raises $50 million to match shippers with freight transportation

That’s the service Zaslansky’s startup, Flock Freight (previously AuptiX), provides, and it’s attracted the attention of investors including Google Ventures.

Flock Freight today announced that it’s raised $50 million in series B funding, bringing its total raised to over $70 million following an $18 million series A round and $2.5 million seed round.

“Flock Freight is pioneering the hubless shipping market, benefiting both the shipper and the carrier,” said Zaslansky.

Flock Freight says its driver network in the U.S. and Canada numbers in the thousands, each individual driver within which can be tracked in real time via a dashboard or email notifications.

For its part, Convoy raised $400 mi…

12 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
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How to find the best VPN service: Your guide to staying safe on the internet
How to find the best VPN service: Your guide to staying safe on the internet How to find the best VPN service: Your guide to staying safe on the internet

The VPN service provides a secure tunnel between your computing device (whether laptop, phone, or tablet) and their service data center.

The VPN service gives you an app that you run on your local device, which encrypts your data, and it travels in its encrypted form through a tunnel to the VPN service provider's infrastructure.

At the VPN data center, your data is decrypted only once, leaving the original encryption provided by the browser intact.

Also: How to use a VPN to protect your internet privacyDo VPN service providers limit usage and how?

Your data from the VPN service to the internet application may or may not be encrypted via https, but it's not encrypted by the VPN service.

2 часа назад @ zdnet.com
First Vodafone Australia 5G site to go live 'within weeks'
First Vodafone Australia 5G site to go live 'within weeks' First Vodafone Australia 5G site to go live 'within weeks'

The company used its full-year results to announce it would switch on its first 5G site "within weeks".

"For the first time, Australia will have a strong third converged telco as the same time 5G is coming in," he said at the time.

TPG and Vodafone merger approved by Federal CourtAfter three weeks of evidence and four months of consideration, Justice Middleton has ruled that the proposed merger between Vodafone and TPG can proceed.

Merger approval after 18 month wait will allow Vodafone to speed up 5G deploymentAustralia will have a strong third telco just as 5G arrives, the Vodafone Australia CEO has said.

ACCC to look into competition concerns with 26GHz and 28GHz 5G spectrum lotsWatchdog…

3 часа назад @ zdnet.com
NewsGuard Technologies launches Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center
NewsGuard Technologies launches Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center NewsGuard Technologies launches Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center

New York City-based NewsGuard Technologies, which hosts a subscription service that rates the credibility of online content sources using a multi-point check system, has launched a Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center for the purposes of disseminating information about websites that are willfully spreading false information about the COVID-19 disease and the SARS-CoV-2 virus itself.

NewsGuard and its accompanying browser extension provide its users the ability to make informed determinations about the quality of where they obtain their news -- particularly as it relates to a content source's political biases.

The company is extending this methodology to its coverage of content sources…

4 часа назад @ zdnet.com
Cisco rolls out new cloud software and hardware for mobile networks
Cisco rolls out new cloud software and hardware for mobile networks Cisco rolls out new cloud software and hardware for mobile networks

Cisco on Tuesday announced a series of new software and hardware products aimed at helping service providers get the most out of their 5G infrastructure investments.

Read MoreThe introduction of 5G services puts pressure on service providers to prepare for significant increases in mobile traffic, Cisco noted.

First, Cisco is introducing the Cisco Cloud Services Stack for Mobility, a cloud-based mobile packet core solution.

With this stack, Cisco is also offering a revenue-sharing model between Cisco and its customers.

Meanwhile, the new Cisco Cloud Services Stack for Residential is designed to improve network operations and performance across residential access networks.

5 часов назад @ zdnet.com
ACCC to look into competition concerns with 26GHz and 28GHz 5G spectrum lots
ACCC to look into competition concerns with 26GHz and 28GHz 5G spectrum lots ACCC to look into competition concerns with 26GHz and 28GHz 5G spectrum lots

Australia's radiation safety agency reinforces that 5G is safe Double blind trials have debunked any health concerns about 5G and radiation, ARPANSA has said.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has opened consultation on whether any competition issues are likely to appear with the upcoming allocation of licences in the millimetre wave 26GHz and 28GHz spectrum band set that will be used for 5G deployments.

"The 26GHz band is the first high-band spectrum earmarked internationally for 5G deployment to be allocated in Australia," the ACCC said.

Spectrum licences will have a 15-year term, with the auction pencilled in for early 2021.

"I have the power to direct ACMA to imp…

5 часов назад @ zdnet.com
WooliesX pushes total online sales up more than 31% for Woolworths
WooliesX pushes total online sales up more than 31% for Woolworths WooliesX pushes total online sales up more than 31% for Woolworths

Woolworths has announced through WooliesX, the digital arm of its business, online growth remained "very strong" during the first half to 5 January 2020.

Total group online sales reached AU$1.65 billion, up 31.6% with online penetration for the half at 5.1%, up 100 basis points on the prior year.

"Across the group, we will continue to scale-up the X businesses to keep pace with customers' demands and expectations," Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci said.

As a result, this impacted the bottom line with net profit after tax coming in at AU$887 million, down 7.7%.

For the half-year period to January 5, Coles recorded net profit after tax of AU$489 million, and earnings before interest and tax…

5 часов назад @ zdnet.com
Australian banks targeted by DDoS extortionists
Australian banks targeted by DDoS extortionists Australian banks targeted by DDoS extortionists

Read MoreBanks and other organizations from the Australian financial sector have been the targets of an extensive extortion campaign over the past week.

The Australian Signals Directorate's Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has sent out a security threat advice today about this ongoing campaign.

As ZDNet reported at the time, initial extortion attempts targeted banks and other companies in the financial sector.

However, ZDNet can confirm that several attacks have taken place against companies targeted part of this ransom campaign.

In a threat alert it sent last year, DDoS mitigation service Radware advised victims who received these types of DDoS extortion emails not to pay, but conta…

7 часов назад @ zdnet.com
Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block steps down
Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block steps down Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block steps down

Co-CEO Keith Block is stepping down, Salesforce said, leaving Marc Benioff to serve as chair and CEO of the company.

Block joined Salesforce in 2013 and became operating chief in 2016.

Prior to joining Salesforce, Block had a 26-year career at Oracle that ended in acrimony.

"It is important for our customers to have products that speak the language of their industries," Salesforce said in a statement.

Patterson joined Salesforce in September as Chair of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

8 часов назад @ zdnet.com
An AI to make practical decisions and to play Flappy Bird
An AI to make practical decisions and to play Flappy Bird An AI to make practical decisions and to play Flappy Bird

PyGame is a laboratory used by machine learning scientists to train their programs to solve "reinforcement learning" problems.

While Flappy Bird is nowhere near as complex as Go, it's a good starting place for any AI project in reinforcement learning.

It's as if DeepMind's AlphaZero processed game data but didn't play any games of Go.

Reinforcement learning is harder because the computer has to compute "credit assignment," finding the critical series of moves.

"Decision problems typically are not huge simply because humans cannot handle very large problems," he observed.

9 часов назад @ zdnet.com
Amazon makes device SDK integration easier with Amazon Common Software
Amazon makes device SDK integration easier with Amazon Common Software Amazon makes device SDK integration easier with Amazon Common Software

Amazon on Tuesday announced it's releasing in preview Amazon Common Software for Devices (ACS), an optimized software that makes it easier to launch devices that support Amazon Device SDKs.

Yet the API integration layers vary by SDK -- so a developer using multiple Amazon Device SDKs would have to run separate development and test efforts for each SDK.

With ACS, developers can use a single API integration layer for multiple Amazon Device SDKs.

It currently supports two SDKs -- the Frustration-Free Setup (FFS) and AWS IoT Device SDKs --with support for the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) Device SDK coming later this year.

In addition to a unifiied API integration layer, ACS provides pre-validated,…

9 часов назад @ zdnet.com
Stalkerware infections grew by 60% in 2019, says Kaspersky
Stalkerware infections grew by 60% in 2019, says Kaspersky Stalkerware infections grew by 60% in 2019, says Kaspersky

Image: KasperskyThe number of users infected with stalkerware went up by almost 60% in 2019, from 40,386 in 2018, to 67,500 this year, Russian antivirus maker Kaspersky said today in its yearly mobile malware threats report.

The antivirus vendor only began detecting and marking stalkerware apps in the spring of 2018, after pressure from Eva Galperin, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's director of cybersecurity.

In a typical scenario, abusers install these "stalkerware" apps on the personal devices of their loved ones, such as wives, husbands, girlfriends, boyfriends, children, work colleagues, secret crushes, and so on.

In many cases, the use of stalkerware is often followed by physical o…

10 часов назад @ zdnet.com
Microsoft previews Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux
Microsoft previews Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux Microsoft previews Microsoft Defender ATP for Linux

First thing is first, the new beta Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is not an antiviral program for Linux desktops.

Microsoft is showing up the first version of Defender ATP at the RSA Conference 2020 in San Francisco.

This program will be available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7+, CentOS Linux 7+, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or higher LTS, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 12+, Debian 9+, and Oracle Enterprise Linux 7.

To run it, you'll need a Microsoft Defender ATP subscription.

Your server must also have network access to the Microsoft Defender ATP portal.

10 часов назад @ zdnet.com
Microsoft to open Azure regions in Spain, expands Telefonica relationship
Microsoft to open Azure regions in Spain, expands Telefonica relationship Microsoft to open Azure regions in Spain, expands Telefonica relationship

Microsoft is planning to open a datacenter region in Spain at some point in the future, its first in that country.

Microsoft officials said today they will be delivering Azure, Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform from new datacenter regions in Spain.

In February 2019, Telefonica and Microsoft announced a partnership via which Telefonica would use Azure and Microsoft AI services as a base for its own AI-powered networking technology.

Telefonica also pledged to using Microsoft cloud technologies for its own internal operations.

Telefonica already has deployed Microsoft 365 to some of its employees, according to today's press release.

10 часов назад @ zdnet.com
Dirty iPhone? Here's one flu and coronavirus safeguard: Clean your device now
Dirty iPhone? Here's one flu and coronavirus safeguard: Clean your device now Dirty iPhone? Here's one flu and coronavirus safeguard: Clean your device now

Or, even better, take a look at your own mobile device and wonder: when did I last clean it?

A whopping 60% of you admitted you never cleaned your mobile device.

The cloth won't kill bacteria but will shift it away from your mobile device.

The cloth won't kill bacteria but will shift it away from your mobile device.

: You would be forgiven to think glass and window cleaners would be fine on a smartphone screen, but you would be wrong.

10 часов назад @ zdnet.com
What’s next in 5G for Qualcomm? mmWave boosts, 5G factories, MIMO networks, and more
What’s next in 5G for Qualcomm? mmWave boosts, 5G factories, MIMO networks, and more What’s next in 5G for Qualcomm? mmWave boosts, 5G factories, MIMO networks, and more

5G wide-area technology: Demo models are being designed to test new 5G systems, including full-duplex MIMOs and new IoT data management architectures.

5G mobile mmWave: New models designed for network simplification and to enhance device efficiency, upcoming in Release 16+.

5G smart factories: Qualcomm is currently developing an industrial 5G test network for the purposes of industrial automation, time-sensitive networking (TSN) and enhanced ultra-reliable low latency communication (eURLLC).

Qualcomm is currently developing an industrial 5G test network for the purposes of industrial automation, time-sensitive networking (TSN) and enhanced ultra-reliable low latency communication (eURLLC).

11 часов назад @ zdnet.com
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последний пост 6 часов назад
Instacart shoppers should be classified as employees, judge rules
Instacart shoppers should be classified as employees, judge rules Instacart shoppers should be classified as employees, judge rules

The first of such cases has just worked its way through a San Diego court.

On Monday, Superior Court Judge Timothy Taylor ruled that the grocery delivery company Instacart has likely misclassified the majority of its California shoppers as independent contractors.

"We disagree with the judge's decision to grant a preliminary injunction against Instacart in San Diego," an Instacart spokeswoman said.

Most workers for gig economy companies, like Instacart, Uber, Lyft, Postmates and DoorDash, are classified as independent contractors.

The San Diego lawsuit against Instacart was brought by City Attorney Mara W. Elliot in September.

6 часов назад @ cnet.com
Air New Zealand Skynest sleep pods would make economy class more classy
Air New Zealand Skynest sleep pods would make economy class more classy Air New Zealand Skynest sleep pods would make economy class more classy

Air New ZealandNew Zealand, that lush island nation in the South Pacific Ocean, has plenty of attractions.

It's a challenge Air New Zealand isn't forgetting.

The concept for the Economy Skynest shows six sleeping pods arranged in two triple bunks.

With the Skynest still in the idea stage, Air New Zealand hasn't said exactly how the system would work.

It's Economy Skycouch lets one or two passengers book an entire row of seats that can turn into a small bed for a sleep.

7 часов назад @ cnet.com
Qualcomm unveils latest 5G Snapdragon chip video
Qualcomm unveils latest 5G Snapdragon chip video Qualcomm unveils latest 5G Snapdragon chip video

Qualcomm announces its new Snapdragon X60 chip. The new chip is designed to unlock performance of 5G across spectrum bands.

10 часов назад @ cnet.com
Global trust in technology declining, report says
Global trust in technology declining, report says Global trust in technology declining, report says

Trust in technology fell globally by 4%, with declines of 7% in the US and 6% in Australia, says the report, published Tuesday.

In its report, Edelman said the declines in trust underline the importance for technology companies to be transparent about the possible downsides of technologies.

Some 54 percent of the study's respondents said their trust would increase in technology companies if those companies communicated potential downsides.

"The trend of eroding trust in the technology sector continues," Edelman technology chair Sanjay Nair said in a release.

"The trust decline may be small, but it is reflective of consistent concerns that technology companies are not adequately preparing so…

11 часов назад @ cnet.com
Xbox Series X specs revealed, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra camera verdict video
Xbox Series X specs revealed, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra camera verdict video Xbox Series X specs revealed, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra camera verdict video

In today's top news, Xbox promises more graphics power and backward compatibility on its new console, reviews roll in for Samsung's new Galaxy S20 Ultra camera and NASA says goodbye to one of its 'Hidden Figure' trailblazers.

17 часов назад @ cnet.com
Facebook invests in diverse array of projects in mission to connect the world
Facebook invests in diverse array of projects in mission to connect the world Facebook invests in diverse array of projects in mission to connect the world

amana images/Getty Images PlusFacebook's mission to connect the world has been part of the company's message at MWC in Barcelona for many years now.

Already in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Facebook together with Airtel and Vodacom has created the country's first privately led long-haul fiber route.

"We're just seeing more and more interest in being able to use this technology as an augmentation or expansion of fiber," said Rabinovitsj.

Facebook says it's making great strides with using satellite operator partners to beam Wi-Fi to remote areas in Latin America using its Express Wi-Fi platform.

With new pilot programs and trials popping up all the time, it seems like the deployment of ma…

20 часов назад @ cnet.com
Inside Amazon's brand-new cashierless grocery store video
Inside Amazon's brand-new cashierless grocery store video Inside Amazon's brand-new cashierless grocery store video

Amazon Go Grocery lets you shop for fresh produce and just walk out, no checkout required.

21 час назад @ cnet.com
Amazon Go Grocery brings fresh produce to the cashierless shopping experience
Amazon Go Grocery brings fresh produce to the cashierless shopping experience Amazon Go Grocery brings fresh produce to the cashierless shopping experience

Celso Bulgatti/CNETAmazon has unveiled its latest physical retail concept -- a cashier-free Amazon Go store that sells fresh groceries.

The Amazon Go Grocery store, which opens in downtown Seattle on Tuesday, allows shoppers to buy groceries without running items through a checkout or even swiping a card.

That means new products like fresh produce, bread and baked goods, meat and liquor -- the kinds of things you'd buy in your weekly grocery shop.

Video: Inside Amazon's brand-new cashierless grocery storeThe basic technology behind Amazon Go hasn't changed with the launch of the grocery concept.

According to Amazon, the Seattle store is also a different concept to the grocery store the comp…

21 час назад @ cnet.com
Sony's Xperia Pro will have 5G but does anyone still care? video
Sony's Xperia Pro will have 5G but does anyone still care? video Sony's Xperia Pro will have 5G but does anyone still care? video

Sony Xperia Pro combines 5G and video camera connectivity for... by Eli Blumenthal

1 день, 10 часов назад @ cnet.com
Galaxy Z Flip factory closed over coronavirus fears, NASA snaps Antarctica melting video
Galaxy Z Flip factory closed over coronavirus fears, NASA snaps Antarctica melting video Galaxy Z Flip factory closed over coronavirus fears, NASA snaps Antarctica melting video

In today's top tech stories, Samsung Z Flip factory closes due to coronavirus fears, Twitter polices election coverage and a NASA satellite catches an Antarctic island melting.

1 день, 18 часов назад @ cnet.com
9 great reads from CNET this week
9 great reads from CNET this week 9 great reads from CNET this week

It's presidential primary season, which gave us a bounty of election-related stories this week including a handy breakdown of where the Democratic candidates stand on key tech issues.

Here are the week's stories you don't want to miss:When one letter off leads you to malicious advertisements rather than the website of the former cybersecurity czar.

Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesCommentary: Epic Games' runaway freight train is finally slowing down.

Fine Arts Museum of San FranciscoIncredible feats of genetic engineering and frozen biobanks could prevent Australia's iconic marsupials from disappearing for good.

Getty ImagesMeet the season 12 drag queen waltzing f…

3 дня, 16 часов назад @ cnet.com
Bezos launching $10B climate fund, Z Flip looks like a hit video
Bezos launching $10B climate fund, Z Flip looks like a hit video Bezos launching $10B climate fund, Z Flip looks like a hit video

This week's major tech headlines include Jeff Bezos' $10B climate fund, Apple's considering changes to iOS mail apps and Samsung's Z Flip appearing to be a hit.

3 дня, 17 часов назад @ cnet.com
Coronavirus prompts Verizon to pull out of RSA sponsorship
Coronavirus prompts Verizon to pull out of RSA sponsorship Coronavirus prompts Verizon to pull out of RSA sponsorship

Getty ImagesConcerns over a novel coronavirus, now called SARS-CoV-2, have led more corporate sponsors and attendees to pull out of the RSA Conference, event organizers said on Friday.

Verizon has now joined AT&T Cybersecurity and IBM in ending its participation in the event, scheduled to kick off Monday evening in San Francisco.

"We understand and respect their decision," the event organizers said about Verizon's cancellation.

Its decision also follows Facebook calling off a marketing summit in San Francisco that was expected to draw 4,000 people in March, also over coronavirus fears.

In Barcelona, the Mobile World Conference scheduled for earlier in February was also fully cancelled.

4 дня, 5 часов назад @ cnet.com
How to choose the right outdoor security camera for you video
How to choose the right outdoor security camera for you video How to choose the right outdoor security camera for you video

Whether you're worried about package theft from your porch or just want to keep an eye on your house while on vacation, a security camera is a simple investment that can give you peace of mind. Here's how to choose the right one for you.

4 дня, 11 часов назад @ cnet.com
Bloomberg's meme campaign underscores the loopholes in political-ad rules
Bloomberg's meme campaign underscores the loopholes in political-ad rules Bloomberg's meme campaign underscores the loopholes in political-ad rules

Social media companies such as Facebook don't consider political posts from influencers as ads, allowing candidates to skirt certain rules.

Politicians want to get their message out, and social media is an effective way to do so.

Knowing that a campaign paid for a post might make users think twice about the message an influencer is promoting and, in turn, affect their votes.

Sponsored political posts from the Bloomberg campaign look different than conventional political ads on Facebook and Instagram, appearing more like everyday banter.

Sabrina Singh, a spokeswoman for the Bloomberg campaign, said the sponsored posts were clearly marked, adding the campaign "went above and beyond to follow …

4 дня, 16 часов назад @ cnet.com
The Next Web The Next Web
последний пост 45 минут назад
Smithsonian Institute just released 2.8 million high-quality images for free
Smithsonian Institute just released 2.8 million high-quality images for free Smithsonian Institute just released 2.8 million high-quality images for free

Smithsonian Institute has just released a massive trove of 2.8 million high-quality two-dimensional and three-dimensional images to the public domain.

These images were sourced from all 19 Smithsonian museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo.

The institute says this collection is merely 2 percent of its archives as it plans to digitize all 155 million items from its archives.

Recently, Google Earth also released 1,000 new beautiful wallpapers captured through satellites for free.

You can explore all 2.8 million images here.

45 минут назад @ thenextweb.com
Researchers found a cure for diabetes (in lab mice)
Researchers found a cure for diabetes (in lab mice) Researchers found a cure for diabetes (in lab mice)

More than 34 million Americans have diabetes, approximately 10% of the population according to the American Diabetes Association.

Building on that research, the same team may have found a cure: at least in lab mice.

When converting the stem cells into another type of cell, there are always mistakes and random cells enter into the mix along with the insulin-producing ones.

“You need about a billion beta cells to cure a person of diabetes.

But if a quarter of the cells you make are actually liver cells or other pancreas cells, instead of needing a billion cells, you’ll need 1.25 billion.

5 часов назад @ thenextweb.com
How to see where you’re logged in on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
How to see where you’re logged in on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram How to see where you’re logged in on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

I’ll bet money that you’re logged into your social media platforms on multiple devices.

So here’s where you can find your logged-in sessions on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram — and how you can log out of them.

Each session should ideally tell you what type of device you’re logged in, and the location.

InstagramDespite being in many ways similar to Facebook, Instagram keeps its login information in a separate menu option.

Good luck, and may you find no mystery devices logged into your account from Chicago.

6 часов назад @ thenextweb.com
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants to use diversity to remove bias in AI
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants to use diversity to remove bias in AI Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wants to use diversity to remove bias in AI

Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, said that it’s important to have a team of people with a diverse background to reduce bias in AI models.

For example, a solution to remove bias(in models), would be to have diversity (in teams building it).

This time around apart from numerous mentions of the Azure cloud, AI and inclusivity with technology were at the center.

With keynotes by experts from companies like Spotify and RSA, our Neural track will take a deep dive into new innovations, ethical problems, and how AI can transform businesses.

Get your early bird ticket and check out the full Neural track.

10 часов назад @ thenextweb.com
This Giphy/Jif peanut butter collab over GIF pronunciation is a no-brainer
This Giphy/Jif peanut butter collab over GIF pronunciation is a no-brainer This Giphy/Jif peanut butter collab over GIF pronunciation is a no-brainer

If you've ever called a GIF a JIF…we forgive you!!!!

Giphy’s side, the “Gif,” says it’s a hard g, or a “guh” sound, while the Jif side is a soft g or “juh” pronunciation.

Credit: JifNeedless to say, I’m sure the definitive pronunciation is influenced at least somewhat by Jif not wanting their product to be confused with the staple of internet humor.

While I’m sure it wouldn’t exactly hurt the peanut butter company — which has existed by that name for over fifty years — there is such a thing as brand confusion.

A burning question answered at last by GIF inventor Steve Wilhite accepting Webby Lifetime Achievement Award #webbys pic.twitter.com/WLrvQVJbVP — Time Out New York (@TimeOutNewYork) M…

11 часов назад @ thenextweb.com
AI helps eliminate radiation exposure in breast cancer screening
AI helps eliminate radiation exposure in breast cancer screening AI helps eliminate radiation exposure in breast cancer screening

A new system that uses sensors and AI to quickly detect tumors can screen women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation.

The device invented by researchers from the University of Waterloo in Canada analyzes microwaves to detect even small, early-stage tumors within minutes.

[Read: Google’s new AI detects breast cancer just by scanning X-rays]The software then analyses the breast’s tissue composition to detect any anomalies that could be a sign of cancer.

It could also remove radiation exposure from cancer screening by using harmless microwaves data to detect tumors.

Get your early bird ticket and check out the full Neural track.AI helps eliminate radiation exposure in breast cancer …

11 часов назад @ thenextweb.com
This startup is building a brain-reading device to take on Elon Musk’s Neuralink
This startup is building a brain-reading device to take on Elon Musk’s Neuralink This startup is building a brain-reading device to take on Elon Musk’s Neuralink

Last year, Elon Musk came on stage to talk about his ambitious brain-interface company Neuralink, and sold people dreams of controlling an iPhone using only your brain.

Now, the company has a new competitor in a New York-based company called Neurosity, which released its own device called Notion today for developers.

Last year, the company showed off its Notion device for the first time.

Just like the Musk-backed company, Neurosity wants to enable actions through brain waves.

However, startups such as Neuralink, Neurosity, and Paradromics are trying to convert brainwaves into a programmable entity to open up many possibilities.

12 часов назад @ thenextweb.com
The future of AI journalism is less hyperbole and smarter readers
The future of AI journalism is less hyperbole and smarter readers The future of AI journalism is less hyperbole and smarter readers

While we’re celebrating the culmination of years of hard work from our behind-the-scenes staff, I’m taking the day to quietly contemplate the future of AI journalism.

Dozens of headlines popped up declaring that Facebook’s AI had “created its own language that humans can’t understand in order to communicate with itself” and other nonsense.

While it’s true that there’s a resource gap between AI journalists and the researchers and developers we cover, there’s also, typically, an education gap too.

And, let’s face it, even the smartest AI experts don’t always agree.

The point is: I believe a large portion of tech news readers are ready for smarter, more reasonable, human-centric AI coverage.

13 часов назад @ thenextweb.com
WhatsApp is bringing dark mode to desktop (but you can’t use it yet)
WhatsApp is bringing dark mode to desktop (but you can’t use it yet) WhatsApp is bringing dark mode to desktop (but you can’t use it yet)

WhatsApp wants you to have a consistent experience across platforms — so it’s bringing dark mode to desktop.

The Facebook-owned messenger appears to be working on a dark theme for the Web version of its app, serial WhatsApp leaker WABetaInfo has noticed.

You’ll notice dark mode messes up the emoji keyboard, leaving a white background behind the icons.

WhatsApp has already rolled out dark mode to Android (and working on launching it on iOS), so adding desktop to the mix makes perfect sense.

Yep, there’s an unofficial dark mode for WhatsApp Web already.

14 часов назад @ thenextweb.com
Defining humanlike intelligence and entrusting it with our lives, explained by an AI researcher
Defining humanlike intelligence and entrusting it with our lives, explained by an AI researcher Defining humanlike intelligence and entrusting it with our lives, explained by an AI researcher

It’s clear that any ‘thinking’ being done by today’s machine intelligence is very different from the kind of ‘thinking’ that we humans do,” Mitchell explained.

Turing’s classic 1950 paper on “Can Machines Think?” is a great read on this topic.”This same principle applies to future predictions of achieving humanlike intelligence in machines.

“It’s very hard to define [humanlike intelligence] except by using behavioral measures, such as the “Turing Test”.

In fact, this was exactly Turing’s point — we don’t have a good definition of “humanlike intelligence” in humans, so it’s going to be hard to define it rigorously for machines,” Mitchell said.

In Mitchell’s latest book “Artificial Intelligen…

14 часов назад @ thenextweb.com
TNW announces Neural: A blog for human-centric AI news and analysis
TNW announces Neural: A blog for human-centric AI news and analysis TNW announces Neural: A blog for human-centric AI news and analysis

We’re excited to officially launch Neural today, a blog dedicated to highlighting the impact artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies have on humanity.

The global market value for AI technologies is now estimated to be in the trillions and there’s no ceiling in sight.

We understand there’s a lot of noise out there in mainstream media, especially when it comes to AI reporting.

And on the research front, there’s incredible progress being made at the intersection of AI and quantum computing.

Fun facts: the Neural font was developed with the help of an artificial neural network and the color scheme was chosen because it’s just awesome.

14 часов назад @ thenextweb.com
New algorithm for self-driving vehicles has a bold ‘collision-free guarantee’
New algorithm for self-driving vehicles has a bold ‘collision-free guarantee’ New algorithm for self-driving vehicles has a bold ‘collision-free guarantee’

Researchers have developed an algorithm that could stop self-driving vehicles from getting in crashes and traffic jams.

The team from Northwestern University (NU) claims their invention is “the first decentralized algorithm with a collision-free, deadlock-free guarantee.”The algorithm divides the ground beneath the machines into a grid.

But Rubenstein believes it could also cut traffic and collisions for self-driving vehicles on the road.

With keynotes by experts from companies like Spotify and RSA, our Neural track will take a deep dive into new innovations, ethical problems, and how AI can transform businesses.

Get your early bird ticket and check out the full Neural track.

14 часов назад @ thenextweb.com
Here’s how much Warren Buffett would’ve made buying Bitcoin instead of JP Morgan
Here’s how much Warren Buffett would’ve made buying Bitcoin instead of JP Morgan Here’s how much Warren Buffett would’ve made buying Bitcoin instead of JP Morgan

So, a logical offset to holding Bitcoin would be shorting suitcases — betting that Big Suitcase fails as money launderers opt to move illicit funds with Bitcoin rather than cash in suitcases, because Scorsese movies are documentaries.

JP Morgan Chase:$4.02 billion invested in JP Morgan, with an average share price of $112.60.

JP Morgan share price today: $132.16 — up 17.37% $4.02 billion * 1.1737 = $4,718,274,000 Total earnings: $698,274,000.

If Buffett did opt for holding Bitcoin instead of building a major position in JP Morgan in 2018, he would’ve earned an additional $1,103,892,000.

It should also be noted that Berkshire has increased its JP Morgan Chase position to 60 million shares, w…

14 часов назад @ thenextweb.com
Extremely big and incredibly close: Meet the new Neptune-sized exoplanet G 9–40b
Extremely big and incredibly close: Meet the new Neptune-sized exoplanet G 9–40b Extremely big and incredibly close: Meet the new Neptune-sized exoplanet G 9–40b

Originally discovered by the Kepler space telescope, G 9–40b has just been confirmed as an exoplanet by a team of Penn State researchers using the Habitable-zone Planet Finder (HPF) located in Texas.

This world, G 9–40b, is at least twice as large as Earth, and is likely significantly larger — possibly closer to the size of Neptune.

A simulation showing G 9–40b orbiting its parent star.

“G 9–40b is amongst the top twenty closest transiting planets known, which makes this discovery really exciting.

An artist’s concept of G 9–40b, which may be a rocky world twice as large as Earth.

14 часов назад @ thenextweb.com
YouPorn’s new site looks exactly like TikTok — but it’s porn
YouPorn’s new site looks exactly like TikTok — but it’s porn YouPorn’s new site looks exactly like TikTok — but it’s porn

The 34th rule of the internet says: “If it exists, there is porn for it,” and the hottest internet trend right now is arguably TikTok.

So, it makes sense that, a major adult entertainment site has developed a porno version of the video-centric social media platform.

YouPorn, a site owned by porn giant Mindgeek, announced a new site called SWYP.

So, it makes sense that, a major adult entertainment site has developed a porno version of the video-centric social media platform.

The company noted it launched the site to provide a distraction-free experience to users instead of serving them with several category tabs.

15 часов назад @ thenextweb.com
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последний пост 8 часов назад
What is Digital Marketing and Why is it Important for Startups
What is Digital Marketing and Why is it Important for Startups What is Digital Marketing and Why is it Important for Startups

Some marketing techniques that fall under digital marketing include:Search engine marketing (search engine optimization, and pay-per-click digital advertising)BloggingContent marketing (everything from podcasts and video marketing to infographics)Social media marketing and networking on platforms like Linkedin or FacebookViral marketingInfomercialsDigital marketing activities have several advantages over traditional marketing techniques.

It’s crucial to serve a market you understand and can predict, digital marketing enables you to do that.

Compared to traditional marketing styles, some digital marketing methods are more cost-effective.

But for organic digital marketing – efforts like SEO, …

8 часов назад @ readwrite.com
L1ght Raises $15 Million In Seed Funding to Prevent Toxicity Online
L1ght Raises $15 Million In Seed Funding to Prevent Toxicity Online L1ght Raises $15 Million In Seed Funding to Prevent Toxicity Online

L1ght, which uses artificial intelligence technology to analyze and predict toxic content online, announced today that it has secured $15 million in seed funding.

L1ght, a B2B tool that plugs directly into social platforms, will use the funding for product R&D and distribution to popular online platforms.

“This new funding will help L1ght ensure online spaces are safe for kids,” co-founder and CEO Zohar Levkovitz said.

L1ght’s investors see applications for technology across social networks, hosting providers, chatrooms, and online content platforms.

“Tribeca Venture Partners is thrilled to join the L1ght team on its incredibly important mission – protecting children online,” said Chip Meak…

8 часов назад @ readwrite.com
IoT Can Put Your Data at Risk, Here’s How
IoT Can Put Your Data at Risk, Here’s How IoT Can Put Your Data at Risk, Here’s How

A recent report revealed that over 90% of data transactions on IoT devices are unencrypted.

To avoid the security threats there’s a need to fully understand the potential security threats posed by IoT.

The smart devices that are often found in personal homes are also vulnerable to hacking and excessive data gathering.

The Biggest IoT ThreatsThe risks that businesses and individuals expose themselves to by neglecting to properly secure their networks include:Sensitive data leaksThe data processed by IoT devices is potentially extremely sensitive.

As enthusiasm for IoT devices grows, so does the speed with which companies put them out there.

10 часов назад @ readwrite.com
Automated Content Moderation Tool L1ght Raises $15 Million to Fight Toxicity Online
Automated Content Moderation Tool L1ght Raises $15 Million to Fight Toxicity Online Automated Content Moderation Tool L1ght Raises $15 Million to Fight Toxicity Online

The round was led jointly by Tribeca Venture Partners and Mangrove Capital Partners, with additional funding provided by Western Technology Investment.

“Protecting children online is the sort of mission that Tribeca Venture Partners is thrilled to be a part of,” said Chip Meakem, Tribeca Venture Partners managing partner.

About Tribeca Venture PartnersTribeca Venture Partners is a venture capital group that invests in companies with ambitious, driven founders.

About Mangrove Capital PartnersMangrove Capital Partners is a Luxembourg-based venture capital firm that focuses on bold, transformational investments.

Having recently invested in entertainment platform Sybel and customer experience s…

17 часов назад @ readwrite.com
Top Tips to Increase Website Conversions
Top Tips to Increase Website Conversions Top Tips to Increase Website Conversions

Measuring website conversion is actually a very simple formula.

Growth-hacking your company takes place as you learn to read your website conversion rates and optimize for the growth.

Practice these five practical tactics for improving your website conversion rates.

Website Conversion Rate Formula Total Visitors: 1000Total Form Completions: 1010 / 1000 = 0.10.1 x 100 = 1% Total Website Conversions = 1%Website conversion rate — what does it mean?

We are sharing some of the top tips to improving website conversions for your site that will enhance your business.

1 день, 8 часов назад @ readwrite.com
2020s: Top Investment Banking Trends to Watch Out For
2020s: Top Investment Banking Trends to Watch Out For 2020s: Top Investment Banking Trends to Watch Out For

Here are the top investment banking trends to watch out for.

Nowhere has this combination been as powerful as in the investment banking industry.

What do these developments bode for investment banking professionals and the markets of the future?

Significant 2020 Trends to watch out for, that are changing the Investment Industry landscape.

Investment banking professionals will be required to understand and know the technology behind algorithms, as more operations shift toward that.

1 день, 10 часов назад @ readwrite.com
How AI at The Edge & Other IoT Trends Are Transforming Every Industry
How AI at The Edge & Other IoT Trends Are Transforming Every Industry How AI at The Edge & Other IoT Trends Are Transforming Every Industry

Microsoft Azure IoT continues to release enhancements designed to reduce complexity, enable repeatable solutions, and simplify provisioning at scale.

The three waves of IoT evolutionRobyn Dunn, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft IoT, says that over the next three to five years, we’ll be seeing three waves of IoT evolution.

AI at the edgeOne of the biggest trends right now is AI at the edge.

Learn more at IoT in Action and join the Microsoft AI@Edge communityAre you ready to embrace the competitive benefits of IoT and AI at the edge?

You’ll learn about the latest trends and future direction of IoT solutions.

1 день, 14 часов назад @ readwrite.com
How to Apply IoT in the Oil and Gas Industry
How to Apply IoT in the Oil and Gas Industry How to Apply IoT in the Oil and Gas Industry

As such, it doesn’t surprise anyone that the Oil and Gas industry is interested in leveraging IoT?

Why use IoT in the oil and gas industry?

In the Oil and Gas industry, the advantages of oil and gas IoT applications lie in creating value through an integrated deployment strategy.

For oil and gas companies, IoT run software tells the manager when to repair the machinery, and alerts them when something is likely to break.

It is essential in the Oil and Gas industry to protect all equipment — including watching out of any leaks and even minor breaks.

2 дня, 13 часов назад @ readwrite.com
Guide to Understanding Lean and Six Sigma for Manufacturing
Guide to Understanding Lean and Six Sigma for Manufacturing Guide to Understanding Lean and Six Sigma for Manufacturing

Lean and Six Sigma can benefit the manufacturing companies, but you’ll want to understand each of the tools individually.

Lean helps in achieving small yet incremental changes that positively change the speed, quality, and efficiency.

As Lean helps in reducing all these wastage’s, it helps you establish refined goals for your business.

Lean Six Sigma also ensures that the manufacturing process has minimum defects, thus ensuring the quality of the produced goods.

Speeds up turnaround times – The amount of time taken for the manufacturing process as a whole known as cycle time can be reduced with the help of Lean Six Sigma.

3 дня, 13 часов назад @ readwrite.com
Your Blockchain & DApps Weekly Round Up – February 21, 2020
Your Blockchain & DApps Weekly Round Up – February 21, 2020 Your Blockchain & DApps Weekly Round Up – February 21, 2020

It seems that 2020 has no intention of slowing down based on all the recent happenings of the blockchain, DApps & DLT landscapes.

Beginning with Steemit announcing a shift (blockchain and token) to the Tron Network.

I even found room to cram in plenty of research (Q4 2019 Blockchain Landscape & DApps Landscape — UPDATE coming February 27th, 2020) & books (on Digital Assets & Enterprise Blockchain) along with insights on venture capital (new funds + M&A activity!!

The strategic partnership will enable the company to shift the old Steem (STEEM) token to a new STEEM token based on the Tron blockchain.

China’s foreign exchange regulator launched the “cross-border finance blockchain services pla…

4 дня, 9 часов назад @ readwrite.com
6 Off-Page SEO Techniques that you Should Stop Doing
6 Off-Page SEO Techniques that you Should Stop Doing 6 Off-Page SEO Techniques that you Should Stop Doing

Here are some off-page SEO techniques you should stop doing today.

Below are six SEO techniques that you should stop doing.

Basically, off-page SEO techniques are those actions that we do outside of our website in order to increase rankings in the Google SERP.

and Bing Here is what GoogleWorst Off-page SEO techniquesDirectory submissions.

For best success follow the rules, and proper off-page SEO techniques suggested here — and skip using the tactics that can negatively impact your site and company.

4 дня, 10 часов назад @ readwrite.com
Connected Devices in the Workplace: What You Need to Know
Connected Devices in the Workplace: What You Need to Know Connected Devices in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

There are about 26.66 billion connected devices on the planet right now, and forecasts predict around seven connected devices per person in 2020.

Here is connected devices in the workplace, and what you need to know to avoid the risk.

Of those devices on the network, identify which are corporate devices and which are personal devices.

This designation includes personal IoT devices that may have limited band or security protocols support.

As the number of IoT devices continues to grow, this practice will be more necessary than ever.

4 дня, 13 часов назад @ readwrite.com
Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS: Smart Air Purifier and Clean Design
Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS: Smart Air Purifier and Clean Design Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS: Smart Air Purifier and Clean Design

About the Coway Airmega AP-1512HHS Air PurifierCoway uses a four-stage filtration to clean and purify the air in areas that are approximately 325 square feet or smaller.

The air purifier also works with Amazon’s Dash replenishment services to ensure you have air filters when needed.

The air purifier worked well each time it was used, which was on a daily basis for about a month.

This is a powerful air purifier because it cleared the air of dog hair and dander as well as dust and other particulate matter.

Overall ThoughtsIf you have allergies or asthma or you just want to enjoy purer air in your home or office, then the Coway Airmega air purifier can help minimize those issues and provide pu…

4 дня, 14 часов назад @ readwrite.com
Travel Industry Building its Immunity with Artificial Intelligence
Travel Industry Building its Immunity with Artificial Intelligence Travel Industry Building its Immunity with Artificial Intelligence

And the travel industry is no exception to many business verticals affected by AI.

Here is information about the travel industry building its immunity with artificial intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence is associated with extensive enhancement of the business processes and customer services in all dominant industries.

Constant progress in the travel industry seems unstoppable giving it a new transformation as a “Travel AI.”The impressive uses of AI for all travelers, including business travel.

The merits of AI technology overrides these minor loopholes to penetrate into the travel industry and deliver highly personalized travel services to the voyagers.

5 дней, 5 часов назад @ readwrite.com
Improving Customer Service Using Artificial Intelligence
Improving Customer Service Using Artificial Intelligence Improving Customer Service Using Artificial Intelligence

Here is how we are improving customer service using AI.

Using the data, AI is being used to minimize the chances of errors while providing extremely accurate analysis and solutions.

In order to have your customer permanently engaged, customer service agents should be equipped with AI tools.

Artificial Intelligence can provide agents with the best possible responses based on the intelligence of the product and customer.

Customer Service AnalyticsThe best use of AI in business is customer service analytics.

5 дней, 10 часов назад @ readwrite.com
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последний пост 3 часа назад
RIAA: Streaming music revenue continues to grow, digital downloads hit lowest point since 2006
RIAA: Streaming music revenue continues to grow, digital downloads hit lowest point since 2006 RIAA: Streaming music revenue continues to grow, digital downloads hit lowest point since 2006

The Recording Industry Association of America is out with its full annual study focusing on the music industry’s revenue during 2019.

According to the data, streaming music revenue continues to grow, increasing by 25% in 2019.

The RIAA says that paid streaming music services, such as Apple Music and Spotify, accounted for $6.8 billion in revenue during 2019, which is up 25% year-over-year.

Since the introduction of streaming music services, download revenue has fallen swiftly.

In 2019, downloads accounted for just 8% of music industry revenue — which is even less than physical media.

3 часа назад @ 9to5mac.com
iPhone XR was the world’s best-selling smartphone in 2019, new data suggests
iPhone XR was the world’s best-selling smartphone in 2019, new data suggests iPhone XR was the world’s best-selling smartphone in 2019, new data suggests

iPhone XR shipments were reportedly 9 million units higher than the next-best-selling iPhone model, which was the iPhone 11.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max was the sixth most popular smartphone with 17.6 million shipments, followed by the iPhone 8 at 17.4 million.

Apple shipped 46.3 million iPhone XR smartphones last year, more than doubling the 23.1 million units in 2018, according to Omdia’s Smartphone Model Market Tracker report.

iPhone XR shipments in 2019 were 9 million units higher than the second-most popular model, Apple’s iPhone 11, which achieved shipments of 37.3 million units for the year.

In 2019, Samsung accounted for 49 percent of the global 5G smartphone market, while Huawei ranked s…

4 часа назад @ 9to5mac.com
Santa Clara University adds support for contactless ID cards on iPhone and Apple Watch
Santa Clara University adds support for contactless ID cards on iPhone and Apple Watch Santa Clara University adds support for contactless ID cards on iPhone and Apple Watch

Apple continues to expand the availability of its contactless student IDs feature in the Wallet app.

Santa Clara University announced today that its students, faculty, and staff can now add their ACCESS ID cards to the Wallet app on their iPhone and Apple Watch.

The process for adding a Santa Clara University ACCESS card is as follows:For a technologically savvy generation of students, setting up ACCESS student ID on iPhone and Apple Watch is easy.

Apple first added support for student cards in Apple Wallet with iOS 12 and watchOS 5, with launch partners including Temple University, Duke University, and more.

You can read the full Santa Clara University announcement post here.

6 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
After leaving Apple’s board over Apple TV+ conflict, Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO
After leaving Apple’s board over Apple TV+ conflict, Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO After leaving Apple’s board over Apple TV+ conflict, Bob Iger steps down as Disney CEO

Disney has announced that CEO Bob Iger is stepping down from his role, effective immediately.

Bob Chapek, who served as chairman of Disney parks, will take over as CEO, while Iger will transition to the executive chairman role through 2021.

Iger had previously announced his plans to step down as Disney CEO in 2021, and today’s announcement serves as official confirmation of that change.

He will now be able to focus on creative projects and help transition Chapek into the CEO role.

Iger said he would be able to help transition Chapek into the role while serving as executive chairman.

7 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
Tesla, and even Apple, get some blame for fatal crash on Autopilot, says NTSB
Tesla, and even Apple, get some blame for fatal crash on Autopilot, says NTSB Tesla, and even Apple, get some blame for fatal crash on Autopilot, says NTSB

Tesla, and even Apple, are receiving some harsh criticism from the NTSB regarding a fatal crash on Autopilot in 2018.

At the time, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hit back at NTSB’s critique of Tesla releasing data of the fatal Autopilot accident.

During the hearing today, NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt put some of the blame on both Tesla and Apple, the employer of the driver.

Sumwalt said about Apple:The crash driver’s employer, Apple, is a tech leader, but like most employers, has yet to develop a distracted driving policy.

Again, it sounds like NTSB is involving Apple here as an employer, not as the manufacturer of the phone involved.

8 часов назад @ electrek.co
Apple Research app adds AirPods Pro support for Hearing Study, watchOS battery improvements
Apple Research app adds AirPods Pro support for Hearing Study, watchOS battery improvements Apple Research app adds AirPods Pro support for Hearing Study, watchOS battery improvements

Apple has updated its Research app for iPhone and Apple Watch with a few notable additions today.

With Apple Research version 1.1.2, the app now supports AirPods Pro for the Apple Hearing Study and more.

Today’s update for the Apple Research app includes AirPods Pro support for the Hearing Study.

The Hearing Study examines the impact of sound exposure on hearing health and stress levels, and now AirPods Pro users can partake.

Elsewhere, today’s update for the Apple Research app improves VoiceOver support and battery life performance on watchOS.

8 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
Report: iPhone 12 launch and availability called further into question over coronavirus
Report: iPhone 12 launch and availability called further into question over coronavirus Report: iPhone 12 launch and availability called further into question over coronavirus

However, this afternoon, a new report suggests the timeline for the iPhone 12 is becoming more unclear.

While a full production ramp for the flagship iPhones usually starts in the summer, the report notes that the early part of the iPhone production validation process being delayed could postpone device availability.

One of Reuters’ sources that was a former Apple employee said:Are Apple’s engineers with the Foxconn engineers?

A New York Times report today on the status of the coronavirus highlighted US officials warning that we could see an outbreak in the United States.

As for the iPhone 9, production of that is also said to be delayed, although it’s reported that Apple will still launch …

9 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
FTC sending $1.7 million in refunds to consumers who were tricked by Apple tech support scam
FTC sending $1.7 million in refunds to consumers who were tricked by Apple tech support scam FTC sending $1.7 million in refunds to consumers who were tricked by Apple tech support scam

The Federal Trade Commission has announced today that it has started sending $1.7 million in refunds to customers who fell victim to a tech support scheme.

According to the FTC, the perpetrators of the scam tricked people by claiming to be representatives of large tech companies such as Apple.

In a press release this afternoon, the FTC explained that it will provide 57,960 refunds averaging about $30 each to victims of the scheme.

Most people will get refunds via PayPal, but some will receive their refunds via checks, the FTC says.

The FTC has also new interactive dashboards for refund data, where you can see a breakdown of state-by-state refunds.

9 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
Next Apple Watch Activity Challenge kicking off on International Women’s Day
Next Apple Watch Activity Challenge kicking off on International Women’s Day Next Apple Watch Activity Challenge kicking off on International Women’s Day

Apple Watch Activity Challenges are continuing with the next challenge set to kick off on March 8th.

The challenge is meant to encourage Apple Watch customers to be more active while honoring International Women’s Day.

The rules for the upcoming Apple Watch Activity Challenge simply require users to complete a 20 minute walk, run, or wheelchair workout on March 8th.

Apple Watch customers will be notified about the upcoming challenge on their devices ahead of time.

This marks the third annual Activity Challenge for Women’s Day since Apple started honoring the day with the Apple Watch feature in 2018.

10 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
Qualcomm announces new X60 5G modem with speeds over 7 Gbps, possible iPhone 12 candidate
Qualcomm announces new X60 5G modem with speeds over 7 Gbps, possible iPhone 12 candidate Qualcomm announces new X60 5G modem with speeds over 7 Gbps, possible iPhone 12 candidate

At the event, the company announced its 3rd-gen 5G X60 modem with the capacity for super-fast download and upload speeds.

Qualcomm is testing the X60 with partners this quarter and it’s possible the iPhone 12 lineup could feature the new chips.

Today at Qualcomm’s “What’s Next in 5G” CEO Steve Mollenkopf described 5G as “the beginning of a multi-decade opportunity.”The first major announcement is Qualcomm’s new X60 5G chip.

Qualcomm also highlighted that this is the first 5G chip to aggregate mmWave and all sub-6GHz spectrum, including 4G bands.

While Qualcomm’s specs for greater than 7 Gbps speeds with the X60 5G modem are exciting, real world use will certainly be at much lower speeds as …

10 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
Apple warns shareholders of coronavirus risks ahead of tomorrow’s annual meeting
Apple warns shareholders of coronavirus risks ahead of tomorrow’s annual meeting Apple warns shareholders of coronavirus risks ahead of tomorrow’s annual meeting

Apple is scheduled to hold its annual shareholder meeting tomorrow, February 26, at Steve Jobs Theater.

Ahead of the event, Apple is warning attendees to take extra health and safety precautions amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

What can you expect from Apple’s shareholder meeting tomorrow?

Instead, Apple uses the shareholder’s meeting as a way to update investors on its business.

At this year’s shareholder’s meeting, it’s likely that Apple will touch on its Q2 2020 guidance.

11 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
9to5Mac Daily: February 25, 2020 – Apple Watch study, ARM Mac rumors
9to5Mac Daily: February 25, 2020 – Apple Watch study, ARM Mac rumors 9to5Mac Daily: February 25, 2020 – Apple Watch study, ARM Mac rumors

9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players.

Thanks to Hyper, we’re also giving 9to5Mac readers the chance to win Apple’s new Mac Pro worth $6000 this month.

https://9to5mac.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/02/9to5Mac-Daily-02-25-2020.mp3New episodes of 9to5Mac Daily are recorded every weekday.

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You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!

11 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
Concept shows off how Apple could enhance the multitasking experience on iPad
Concept shows off how Apple could enhance the multitasking experience on iPad Concept shows off how Apple could enhance the multitasking experience on iPad

Apple tries to improve iPad’s multitasking capabilities every year, making the system more powerful to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.

But this has also raised questions about the usability of multitasking on the iPad, which has become increasingly complicated for some users.

Now, if you open an app, you can only use it in Split View with another app that’s showing up in the Dock.

One of these people is designer student Tommy, who created a concept to show how Apple could improve the multitasking experience on the iPad.

In the concept, each app in Split View can be controlled by the home indicator, so you can close and change only one of them.

12 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
Tuesday’s best deals: Apple 27-inch 5K iMac $200 off, Anker iPhone accessory sale from $8, more
Tuesday’s best deals: Apple 27-inch 5K iMac $200 off, Anker iPhone accessory sale from $8, more Tuesday’s best deals: Apple 27-inch 5K iMac $200 off, Anker iPhone accessory sale from $8, more

Tuesday’s best deals include $200 off Apple’s latest 27-inch 5K iMac, an Anker iPhone accessory sale from $8, and a rare discount on the official Milanese Loop Apple Watch Band.

Save $200 on Apple’s 27-inch 5K iMacAmazon is currently offering the latest Apple 27-inch Retina 5K iMac 3.7GHz/8GB/2TB Fusion HDD for $2,099.

Apple Milanese Loop Watch Band is $85Amazon currently offers Apple’s official Milanese Loop Apple Watch Band in both 40 and 40mm sizes for $85.

Milanese Loop elevates the look of your Apple Watch with a woven stainless steel design and a magnetic clasp that allows for an adjustable fit.

Best trade-in deals9to5Mac also keeps tabs on all the best trade-in deals on iPhone, iPad,…

12 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
Moment launches RTRO iPhone video app with vintage vibes and easy social media sharing
Moment launches RTRO iPhone video app with vintage vibes and easy social media sharing Moment launches RTRO iPhone video app with vintage vibes and easy social media sharing

Different from all the existing vintage apps we made RTRO simpler, easier to use, and limited to this season’s looks.

Plus, we included advanced features with real-time subject tracking, retro frame rates, and the ability to remove the water mark.

RTRO is a free download with 3 vintage looks included.

Real-time subject tracking to keep your subject properly exposed and in focus.

Learn more here about RTRO and the filmmakers who designed the vintage looks.

12 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
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последний пост 6 часов назад
Tesla's Driver-Assistance Autopilot Draws Safety Scrutiny
Tesla's Driver-Assistance Autopilot Draws Safety Scrutiny Tesla's Driver-Assistance Autopilot Draws Safety Scrutiny

U.S. safety investigators leveled a blistering rebuke of the federal regulator responsible for overseeing the safety of Tesla Inc.’s advanced driver-assistance system called Autopilot, which they found contributed to another fatal crash.

Tesla’s Autopilot played a role in a crash that killed the driver of the auto maker’s Model X sport-utility vehicle in March 2018 in Mountain View, Calif., the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.

6 часов назад @ wsj.com
Streaming Surge Turns Recorded-Music Sales Up to $11 Billion
Streaming Surge Turns Recorded-Music Sales Up to $11 Billion Streaming Surge Turns Recorded-Music Sales Up to $11 Billion

Recorded-music sales in the U.S. grew 13% last year to $11.1 billion—their highest point in more than a decade—as revenue continued to surge from streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music.

Streaming accounted for 80% of overall revenue in 2019, the industry’s fourth consecutive year of growth, according to a report from the Recording Industry Association of America, a trade group for record companies.

10 часов назад @ wsj.com
Internet Shutdowns Become a Favorite Tool of Governments: 'It's Like We Suddenly Went Blind'
Internet Shutdowns Become a Favorite Tool of Governments: 'It's Like We Suddenly Went Blind' Internet Shutdowns Become a Favorite Tool of Governments: 'It's Like We Suddenly Went Blind'

PONNAGYUN, Myanmar—Last June, the Myanmar subsidiary of telecom Telenor Group received an urgent government order it was told it must not disclose.

Turn off the internet in nine townships.

Hans Martin, a senior executive at the Norwegian company, saw red flags.

He said Myanmar’s justification—that people were using the internet to “coordinate illegal activities”—was vague, and no end-date was given.

The telecom said it had little legal basis to refuse the order, and complied.

12 часов назад @ wsj.com
Facebook Probed Suspicious Pro-Sanders Content
Facebook Probed Suspicious Pro-Sanders Content Facebook Probed Suspicious Pro-Sanders Content

Facebook Inc. in recent weeks investigated suspicious content supporting Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, said people familiar with the matter.

But the company was unable to substantiate claims that Trump supporters or Russian actors were involved in any inauthentic activity.

Some in Facebook’s leadership were briefed recently on the investigation, some of the people said.

It couldn’t be learned whether the probe is continuing.

1 день, 8 часов назад @ wsj.com
Should Government Halt the Use of Facial-Recognition Technology?
Should Government Halt the Use of Facial-Recognition Technology? Should Government Halt the Use of Facial-Recognition Technology?

Should Government Halt the Use of Facial-Recognition Technology?

Critics say false positives are far higher for some groups of people than for others, but supporters of the technology says the actual numbers involved are tiny

2 дня, 2 часа назад @ wsj.com
Intuit Near Deal to Buy Credit Karma for $7 Billion
Intuit Near Deal to Buy Credit Karma for $7 Billion Intuit Near Deal to Buy Credit Karma for $7 Billion

Intuit Inc. is nearing a deal to buy personal-finance portal Credit Karma Inc. for about $7 billion in cash and stock, in a move that would push the bookkeeping-software giant further into consumer finance, according to people familiar with the matter.

The maker of TurboTax could announce a deal to buy privately held Credit Karma by Monday, assuming talks don’t fall apart, the people said.

Credit Karma was valued at roughly $4 billion in a private share sale about two years ago.

3 дня назад @ wsj.com
Google Plots Course to Overtake Cloud Rivals
Google Plots Course to Overtake Cloud Rivals Google Plots Course to Overtake Cloud Rivals

Google’s decision to cut jobs at its cloud-computing division is the latest move in a yearlong effort by Thomas Kurian to shake up the unit and put greater focus on delivering growth to parent Alphabet Inc.Mr. Kurian, after joining from Oracle Corp. in November 2018, imposed hard project deadlines, riling some workers used to looser execution targets, according to former Google employees, some of whom left because of the move.

The job cuts that Google disclosed last week to The Wall Street Journal were part of a restructuring...

3 дня, 14 часов назад @ wsj.com
Fox, Comcast Pursue Takeovers of Ad-Supported Video Services
Fox, Comcast Pursue Takeovers of Ad-Supported Video Services Fox, Comcast Pursue Takeovers of Ad-Supported Video Services

Fox Corp. and Comcast Corp. are each in discussions to acquire advertising-supported video services, as entertainment giants increasingly look to offer free or low-cost alternatives for consumers who don’t want to pay for streaming subscriptions.

Fox has expressed interest in acquiring Tubi, an ad-supported streaming service that carries reruns of television shows and movies, according to people familiar with the matter.

The companies are discussing a deal that could be valued at north of $500 million, the people said.

4 дня, 6 часов назад @ wsj.com
Do Digital Devices in the Classroom Do More Harm Than Good?
Do Digital Devices in the Classroom Do More Harm Than Good? Do Digital Devices in the Classroom Do More Harm Than Good?

Technology has steadily worked its way into classrooms around the world, from kindergarten to graduate school.

Its use in schools has been strongly supported by the U.S. Education Department, among others, and it is widely viewed as a valuable tool—even a necessity—in education.

But its use has critics, as well.

They worry about digital devices taking time away from teacher-student interaction, especially in the early school years.

And they question how effective technology is in helping students from lower-income families...

4 дня, 14 часов назад @ wsj.com
Google Resists Demands From States in Ad Probe
Google Resists Demands From States in Ad Probe Google Resists Demands From States in Ad Probe

WASHINGTON—Google is resisting efforts to surrender emails, text messages and other documents sought by state investigators probing possible anticompetitive practices, according to records and interviews.

Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., also hasn’t agreed to a waiver that would give the coalition of state attorneys general access to documents obtained by the Justice Department for its own probe, according to a person familiar with the situation.

4 дня, 19 часов назад @ wsj.com
Warren Buffett Found His 'Elephant' With Giant Stake in Apple
Warren Buffett Found His 'Elephant' With Giant Stake in Apple Warren Buffett Found His 'Elephant' With Giant Stake in Apple

Warren Buffett has lamented his failure in recent years to find an “elephant-sized acquisition.”But, his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has amassed a $78.5 billion stake in Apple Inc. since early 2016, based on Berkshire’s latest reported holdings as of the end of 2019.

Apple accounted for about 14% of Berkshire’s market capitalization as of Thursday,...

5 дней, 5 часов назад @ wsj.com
Sprint, T-Mobile Revise Merger Terms
Sprint, T-Mobile Revise Merger Terms Sprint, T-Mobile Revise Merger Terms

Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile US Inc. have agreed on new terms for their merger, as the wireless carriers race to close the deal after overcoming a federal court challenge.

The parties will improve the exchange ratio in the all-stock deal for T-Mobile’s parent, Deutsche Telekom AG, the companies said in a written statement confirming an earlier Wall Street Journal report.

5 дней, 5 часов назад @ wsj.com
Nevada Democrats Dial Back the Tech to Avoid an Iowa-Style Debacle
Nevada Democrats Dial Back the Tech to Avoid an Iowa-Style Debacle Nevada Democrats Dial Back the Tech to Avoid an Iowa-Style Debacle

The Nevada State Democratic Party is dialing back on technology for its presidential caucuses to avoid a repeat of the meltdown that befell Iowa’s nominating contest.

The party handled a four-day early-voting period that ended this week without major hitches, said campaign aides, voters and volunteers, though a shortage of iPads meant volunteers sometimes resorted to paper records to check voter rolls.

For Saturday’s caucuses, the party is letting volunteers ditch the tablets and digital Google form calculators and stick to...

5 дней, 5 часов назад @ wsj.com
New Mexico Sues Google Over Children's Data Privacy
New Mexico Sues Google Over Children's Data Privacy New Mexico Sues Google Over Children's Data Privacy

New Mexico sued Alphabet Inc.’s Google, alleging that the internet giant knowingly spies on students and their families through its Google Education platform.

The state says Google has used the platform to circumvent privacy laws and gain access to children’s personal data and movements online, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court in Albuquerque.

According...

5 дней, 6 часов назад @ wsj.com
More Manufacturers Bet on Simulation Software
More Manufacturers Bet on Simulation Software More Manufacturers Bet on Simulation Software

Together, these manufacturers are on pace to spend more than $2.5 billion annually on simulation software by 2025, the report said.

Simulation software, on the other hand, re-creates and tests an entire production line or process before it starts, aimed at identifying design weaknesses.

Applied Intuition Inc., a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based startup launched in 2017, makes simulation software to test the on-road performance of self-driving vehicles.

Qasar Younis, Applied Intuition’s chief executive, said in a phone interview that demand for simulation software is expanding across industries.

“Simulation software allows us to improve our capabilities and optimize spend, enabling faster problem-sol…

5 дней, 6 часов назад @ wsj.com
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Tesla and Industry Criticized at Hearing on Autopilot System
Tesla and Industry Criticized at Hearing on Autopilot System Tesla and Industry Criticized at Hearing on Autopilot System

Tesla did not respond to a request for comment, but the company has previously said that Autopilot makes its vehicles safer.

In the fourth quarter of 2019, the company reported one accident for every three million miles driven in a Tesla with Autopilot engaged.

Over all, the national rate was one accident for every 498,000 miles driven in 2017, according to N.H.T.S.A.

In the 2018 accident, Autopilot had been engaged for nearly 19 minutes, according to the safety board’s investigation.

Mr. Huang had previously complained to family of problems with Autopilot along that stretch of highway, his brother told investigators.

9 часов назад @ nytimes.com
Air Travelers Can’t See All of It, but More Tech Is Moving Them Along
Air Travelers Can’t See All of It, but More Tech Is Moving Them Along Air Travelers Can’t See All of It, but More Tech Is Moving Them Along

Kennedy International Airport in New York recently installed three A.I.-based real-time translation devices from Google at information stations around the airport.

Travelers choose their language from a counter-mounted screen and ask their questions aloud to the device.

That person responds in English, and the device translates that aloud to the travelers.

The time an airplane spends waiting for a gate after landing or waiting in line to take off could also be reduced.

When weather or mechanical issues disrupt travel, the airlines’ speed in recomputing, rerouting and rescheduling matters, he said.

10 часов назад @ nytimes.com
As the Start-Up Boom Deflates, Tech Is Humbled
As the Start-Up Boom Deflates, Tech Is Humbled As the Start-Up Boom Deflates, Tech Is Humbled

More workers are questioning the promises from start-ups, Kate Bratskeir said.

She knows — she lost her job at a start-up twice in 12 months.

Last month, Café X, which operates robot coffee shops and raised $14.5 million in venture funding, closed three stores in San Francisco.

When Casper — which raised more than $300 million in venture capital — went public this month, its stock promptly plummeted.

That served as a warning to other high-profile start-ups that are expected to go public this year, including Airbnb and DoorDash, the food delivery company.

1 день, 21 час назад @ nytimes.com
Kanye, Out West
Kanye, Out West Kanye, Out West

It’s more surprising just how much the town’s leaders want him to stay.

There Kanye West is at the McDonald’s, the Best Western and the Boot Barn.

He hangs out at the Cody Steakhouse on the main drag, where he met one of his intern videographers, a student at Cody High School.

His ranch is close to town, and to get where he needs to go, Kanye drives around town in a fleet of blacked-out Ford Raptors, the exact number of which is a topic of local speculation.

Gina Mummery, the saleswoman at the Fremont Motor Company dealership, would only say that she sold him between two and six.

2 дня, 19 часов назад @ nytimes.com
Digital Edits, a Paid Army: Bloomberg Is ‘Destroying Norms’ on Social Media
Digital Edits, a Paid Army: Bloomberg Is ‘Destroying Norms’ on Social Media Digital Edits, a Paid Army: Bloomberg Is ‘Destroying Norms’ on Social Media

SAN FRANCISCO — In the first few months of his presidential campaign, Michael R. Bloomberg has been as aggressive on social media as President Trump was four years ago.

Mr. Bloomberg has hired popular online personalities to create videos and images promoting his candidacy on social media.

Through his money and his willingness to experiment, the billionaire former mayor of New York has poked holes in the already slapdash rules for political campaigns on social media.

“The Bloomberg campaign is destroying norms that we will never get back,” said Emerson Brooking, a resident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, which studies disinformation.

The campaign, he said, ha…

3 дня, 10 часов назад @ nytimes.com
Vine Made the Internet Fall in Love With Short Videos
Vine Made the Internet Fall in Love With Short Videos Vine Made the Internet Fall in Love With Short Videos

Vine, the short-form video app introduced in 2012, died as it lived: confusing people who didn’t use it, even as evidence of its influence surrounded them.

It was imitated by much larger competitors and, in death, served as a template for a new, similarly puzzling and even more powerful generation of short-form video apps.

Twitter euthanized Vine before other services had time to kill it, leaving Viners, and their fans, to disperse.

As much as apps like TikTok owe to Vine, none provided anything like continuity, leaving some Vine users with the feeling that something was still missing from the internet.

“The idea was to bring back what people remember about Vine, even if it isn’t necessaril…

3 дня, 18 часов назад @ nytimes.com
Google Reaches Document Protection Deal in Antitrust Fight
Google Reaches Document Protection Deal in Antitrust Fight Google Reaches Document Protection Deal in Antitrust Fight

SAN FRANCISCO — Google reached an agreement with a group of state attorneys general on Thursday over how officials will handle information it provides during their antitrust investigation into the company.

As part of their inquiry, the states, led by Ken Paxton, the attorney general of Texas, asked Google for information related to its digital ads business.

In October, Google asked a court to issue a protective order over information furnished to Mr. Paxton.

Google also asked for certain restrictions on advisers to the states who work for its competitors, including the media giant News Corp and the Russian search engine Yandex.

Specifically, Google said there should be a “cooling off” perio…

4 дня, 2 часа назад @ nytimes.com
Holocaust Educators Urge Amazon to Stop Selling Nazi Propaganda
Holocaust Educators Urge Amazon to Stop Selling Nazi Propaganda Holocaust Educators Urge Amazon to Stop Selling Nazi Propaganda

“Amazon’s Offensive Products policies apply to all products except books, music, video and DVD,” the retailer’s guidelines state.

In recent months, it has removed several titles by George Lincoln Rockwell, the founder of the American Nazi Party.

Some third-party booksellers that sell titles on Amazon told The Times earlier this year that they would welcome more clarity about why some texts are prohibited and not others.

They also urged the company to publish a list of prohibited books.

She said that Amazon had told the trust that it was investigating the matter and would get back to her in three days.

4 дня, 6 часов назад @ nytimes.com
FreshDirect, After Broken Eggs and Angry Customers, Stages a Comeback
FreshDirect, After Broken Eggs and Angry Customers, Stages a Comeback FreshDirect, After Broken Eggs and Angry Customers, Stages a Comeback

About a year and a half ago, longtime patrons of the pioneering grocery delivery service FreshDirect started complaining that orders were arriving hours late.

One customer reported that she had paid $200 for groceries — only to receive nothing but seltzer and a loaf of bread.

A complex automated system was creating confusion on the floor of the new warehouse, resulting in canceled orders, missing items and long wait times.

Over the following months, FreshDirect made logistical fixes that gradually eliminated the distribution problems.

“We had so much trust, we could’ve built a bank of trust,” Mr. McInerney said in a recent interview.

4 дня, 11 часов назад @ nytimes.com
The Week in Tech: Coronavirus Hits Apple’s Financial Forecast
The Week in Tech: Coronavirus Hits Apple’s Financial Forecast The Week in Tech: Coronavirus Hits Apple’s Financial Forecast

An article by Karen Weise and Michael Corkery outlined the measures the company is taking to hedge against the potential that the impact of the virus gets worse.

The Everything Store is “making larger and more frequent orders of Chinese-made products that had already been shipped to the United States,” they wrote.

But at the same time, some suppliers are trying to lower demand, cutting back on advertising and promotions so they don’t run out of stuff.

The tale of the couple, two computer science professors, was brought to us by Kashmir Hill.

That has left countries in the region increasingly dependent on companies that many leaders distrust.” Now it is trying to change that and reclaim “tec…

4 дня, 15 часов назад @ nytimes.com
New Mexico Sues Google Over Children’s Privacy Violations
New Mexico Sues Google Over Children’s Privacy Violations New Mexico Sues Google Over Children’s Privacy Violations

New Mexico’s attorney general sued Google on Thursday, saying the tech giant used its educational products to spy on the state’s children and families.

Google collected a trove of students’ personal information, including data on their physical locations, websites they visited, YouTube videos they watched and their voice recordings, Hector Balderas, New Mexico’s attorney general, said in a federal lawsuit.

“The consequences of Google’s tracking cannot be overstated: Children are being monitored by one of the largest data mining companies in the world, at school, at home, on mobile devices, without their knowledge and without the permission of their parents,” the lawsuit said.

Over the last …

5 дней, 6 часов назад @ nytimes.com
Lawrence Tesler, Pioneer of Personal Computing, Dies at 74
Lawrence Tesler, Pioneer of Personal Computing, Dies at 74 Lawrence Tesler, Pioneer of Personal Computing, Dies at 74

Lawrence Tesler, a pioneering computer scientist who, in his work at Xerox and with Steve Jobs at Apple, devoted himself to making it easier for users to interact with computers, died on Sunday at his home in Portola Valley, Calif.

But at in recent years Mr. Tesler had suffered the effects of an earlier bicycle accident.

During his career Mr. Tesler worked at a number of Silicon Valley’s most important companies.

Early in his Xerox career (he began there in 1973), working with another researcher, Tim Mott, Mr. Tesler developed a program known as Gypsy, which did away with the restrictive modes that had made text editing complicated.

For example, until Gypsy, most text-editing software had o…

5 дней, 9 часов назад @ nytimes.com
U.S. and Allies Blame Russia for Cyberattack on Georgia
U.S. and Allies Blame Russia for Cyberattack on Georgia U.S. and Allies Blame Russia for Cyberattack on Georgia

LONDON — For years, Russia has tormented neighboring countries with targeted cyberattacks, including blackouts in Ukraine and broad online assaults on Estonian institutions.

The United States has rarely publicly attributed blame, though experts found the fingerprints of the Kremlin on those intrusions abroad.

In a break from past practice, the State Department said publicly on Thursday that Russia had been behind a sweeping cyberattack last fall in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.

It affected more than 2,000 government and privately run websites, disrupted government operations, and interrupted television broadcasts, including that of the national television station.

Secretary of Stat…

5 дней, 14 часов назад @ nytimes.com
How Technology is Changing the Future of Higher Education
How Technology is Changing the Future of Higher Education How Technology is Changing the Future of Higher Education

This article is part of our latest Learning special report.

We’re focusing on Generation Z, which is facing challenges from changing curriculums and new technology to financial aid gaps and homelessness.

It looks like science fiction, an impression reinforced by the fact that it is being demonstrated in virtual reality in an ultramodern space with overstuffed pillows for seats.

But this scenario is based on technology already in development.

The setting is the Sandbox ColLABorative, the innovation arm of Southern New Hampshire University, on the fifth floor of a downtown building with panoramic views of the sprawling red brick mills that date from this city’s 19th-century industrial heyday.

5 дней, 19 часов назад @ nytimes.com
MGM Resorts Says Data Breach Exposed Some Guests’ Personal Information
MGM Resorts Says Data Breach Exposed Some Guests’ Personal Information MGM Resorts Says Data Breach Exposed Some Guests’ Personal Information

MGM Resorts International, the casino and hotel giant, acknowledged on Wednesday that it was the victim of a data breach last year, the latest company to have the personal information of its customers exposed.

MGM did not disclose the number of customers affected, but Under the Breach, a firm that monitors cybercrimes and provides intelligence about potential data breaches to companies, said 10.6 million people were affected.

Under the Breach said several high-profile guests at MGM properties had their email addresses, phone numbers and physical addresses exposed, including one guest with the same name as Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s chief executive.

MGM Resorts said the vast majority of those af…

6 дней, 3 часа назад @ nytimes.com
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Panasonic poised to withdraw from solar cell production at Tesla's NY plant: sources
Panasonic poised to withdraw from solar cell production at Tesla's NY plant: sources Panasonic poised to withdraw from solar cell production at Tesla's NY plant: sources

FILE PHOTO: The Panasonic booth is shown during the 2020 CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. January 7, 2020.

REUTERS/Steve MarcusTOKYO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Japan’s Panasonic Corp (6752.T) is considering pulling out of solar cell production at Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) plant in New York, said people with direct knowledge of the matter, raising uncertainty over the U.S. firm’s struggling solar business.

Tesla’s plan to manufacture solar products in New York has come under scrutiny as the company drastically scaled back the U.S. solar business it acquired in 2016 with the $2.6 billion purchase of SolarCity.

When announcing the solar partnership with Tesla in 2016, Panasonic said it would invest more…

1 час назад @ reuters.com
Autonomous driving startup Pony.ai raises $462 million in Toyota-led funding
Autonomous driving startup Pony.ai raises $462 million in Toyota-led funding Autonomous driving startup Pony.ai raises $462 million in Toyota-led funding

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - Autonomous driving firm Pony.ai said on Wednesday it has raised $462 million in its latest funding round, led by an investment by Japan’s largest automaker Toyota Motor Corp.

FILE PHOTO: Staff members are seen at the Halloween-decorated reception area of the Chinese self-driving startup Pony.ai headquarters in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China October 24, 2019.

REUTERS/Yilei SunToyota invested around $400 million in the round, Pony.ai said in a statement, marking its biggest investment in an autonomous driving company with a Chinese background.

Pony.ai is not the first time that Toyota, which sold more than 10 million cars globally last year, has invested in…

1 час назад @ reuters.com
U.S. Labor Department delays removal of media firms' computers from data 'lockups'
U.S. Labor Department delays removal of media firms' computers from data 'lockups' U.S. Labor Department delays removal of media firms' computers from data 'lockups'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Tuesday it was delaying by at least a week its requirement that news agencies remove computers from a room it provides for coverage of embargoed economic reports.

Last month, BLS said it had decided to remove computers from its data “lockups,” effective March 1, to keep data secure prior to public release, stay ahead of rapidly changing technology and remove the advantage of media that provided data to high-speed traders.

BLS publishes the closely watched monthly employment report, as well as reports on productivity, import prices, employment costs and consumer and producer prices.

The next employment repo…

1 час назад @ reuters.com
Samsung Electronics says UK website error exposed data of 150 customers
Samsung Electronics says UK website error exposed data of 150 customers Samsung Electronics says UK website error exposed data of 150 customers

FILE PHOTO: Attendees at Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Unpacked event test out the company's new devices in in San Francisco, California, U.S., February 20, 2019 REUTERS/Stephen NellisSEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday a “technical error” on its U.K. website temporarily exposed the personal data of about 150 users.

The South Korean manufacturer said it stopped all users logging into the site after it became aware of the error, which it said has since been resolved and only affected the U.K.Samsung did not say for how long the data was exposed.

The error exposed information including names, telephone numbers, postal and email addresses and previous orders, Samsung …

2 часа назад @ reuters.com
AI computing startup SambaNova raises $250 million in BlackRock-led funding
AI computing startup SambaNova raises $250 million in BlackRock-led funding AI computing startup SambaNova raises $250 million in BlackRock-led funding

FILE PHOTO: The company logo and trading information for BlackRock is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., March 30, 2017.

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo(Reuters) - Artificial intelligence computing firm SambaNova Systems said on Tuesday it has raised $250 million in a funding round led by BlackRock Inc to expand its customer base, reflecting investors’ appetite for the market.

Investors in the Series C funding round included the venture capital arms of both Intel Corp and Alphabet Inc, Walden International, WRVI Capital and Redline Capital.

The Palo Alto, California-based company, which was launched in 2017, said it is building an…

3 часа назад @ reuters.com
Musk's SpaceX rocket production facility approved by Port of Los Angeles
Musk's SpaceX rocket production facility approved by Port of Los Angeles Musk's SpaceX rocket production facility approved by Port of Los Angeles

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U.S. agency slams brakes on self-driving EasyMile shuttles after passenger injury
U.S. agency slams brakes on self-driving EasyMile shuttles after passenger injury U.S. agency slams brakes on self-driving EasyMile shuttles after passenger injury

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. vehicle safety regulators on Tuesday said they had ordered a suspension of passenger operations for 16 autonomous shuttles operated by Toulouse, France-based EasyMile after a passenger was injured in an unexplained braking incident.

FILE PHOTO: An EasyMile EZ10 shared autonomous vehicle is seen during a deployment demonstration at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, California March 6, 2017.

This month, the city of Columbus, Ohio, announced what EasyMile called the deployment of the first public self-driving shuttle in a residential area.

Two EasyMile shuttles had been servicing a 2.9-mile (4.7 km )route at speeds of up to 25 miles (40 km) per hour, the company said.

Priv…

6 часов назад @ reuters.com
In first public results, Branson's Virgin Galactic posts $73 million quarterly loss
In first public results, Branson's Virgin Galactic posts $73 million quarterly loss In first public results, Branson's Virgin Galactic posts $73 million quarterly loss

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Billionaire Richard Branson’s space tourism company, Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc (SPCE.N), said on Tuesday its fourth-quarter net loss widened to $73 million from a year-ago loss of $46 million as it reported its first results as a publicly traded company.

FILE PHOTO: Sir Richard Branson stands on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ahead of Virgin Galactic (SPCE) trading in New York, U.S., October 28, 2019.

Shares of Virgin Galactic were volatile in after-hours trading and were last down 6.4%.

Virgin Galactic has invested $1 billion in its reusable mid-air launch technology and said on Tuesday it was in talks with Italy and United Arab Emirates for potentia…

6 часов назад @ reuters.com
In first public results, Branson's Virgin Galactic posts $73 mln quarterly loss
In first public results, Branson's Virgin Galactic posts $73 mln quarterly loss In first public results, Branson's Virgin Galactic posts $73 mln quarterly loss

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Billionaire Richard Branson’s space tourism company, Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc (SPCE.N), said on Tuesday its fourth-quarter net loss widened to $73 million from a year-ago loss of $46 million as it reported its first results as a publicly traded company.

FILE PHOTO: Sir Richard Branson stands on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ahead of Virgin Galactic (SPCE) trading in New York, U.S., October 28, 2019.

Shares of Virgin Galactic were volatile in after-hours trading and were last down 6.4%.

Virgin Galactic has so far invested $1 billion in its reusable mid-air launch technology.

Virgin Galactic went public through a merger with Social Capital Hedosophia …

7 часов назад @ reuters.com
Coronavirus fears pull U.S. chip index into a correction
Coronavirus fears pull U.S. chip index into a correction Coronavirus fears pull U.S. chip index into a correction

REUTERS/Yana PaskovaThe Philadelphia Semiconductor Index dropped 3.2%, bringing the decline from its Feb 19 record high to almost 12%, the worst four-day drop for the index since 2008.

Many investors consider a correction in a security or index to be a drop of 10% or more from its recent peak.

Nvidia dropped 3.7% after Nomura Instinet downgraded the graphics chipmaker to “reduce” from “neutral” due to concerns about the coronavirus’ impact on demand.

It and Nvidia provided the strongest downward pressure on the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index.

Twenty-nine out of 30 stocks in the index fell, with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co the only stock in positive territory, up 0.6%.

7 часов назад @ reuters.com
Once bulletproof, tech stocks now among market's biggest losers
Once bulletproof, tech stocks now among market's biggest losers Once bulletproof, tech stocks now among market's biggest losers

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File PhotoThe S&P 500 information technology sector has fallen 9.3% since Thursday’s close, outpacing a drop of 7.3% for the broader index.

“Everyone just got a full helping of tech stocks up at the high.

(GRAPHIC: Roller coaster 2020 for market's big names - here)Stanton rode shares of Amazon and other big technology names higher last year.

And while technology stocks have tended to outperform during good times, they can also fall further than broader markets when risk appetite dries up.

When the S&P 500 tumbled nearly 20% from its high in late 2018, the tech sector suffered a steeper 23% drop over that period.

7 часов назад @ reuters.com
U.S. agency suspends self-driving shuttle EasyMile in 10 U.S. states
U.S. agency suspends self-driving shuttle EasyMile in 10 U.S. states U.S. agency suspends self-driving shuttle EasyMile in 10 U.S. states

FILE PHOTO: An EasyMile EZ10 shared autonomous vehicle is seen during a deployment demonstration at Bishop Ranch in San Ramon, California March 6, 2017.

In July, several news outlets in Utah reported a 76-year-old state employee was injured and required medical assistance at a local hospital when the EasyMile shuttle he was in came to an abrupt stop.

Also this month, the city of Columbus, Ohio, announced what EasyMile called the deployment of the first public self-driving shuttle in a residential area.

The two EasyMile shuttles have been servicing a 2.9-mile route at speeds of up to 25 mph and arriving at each of four stops roughly every 12 minutes, the company said.

EasyMile said a human o…

7 часов назад @ reuters.com
Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block steps down, Marc Benioff to be sole chief
Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block steps down, Marc Benioff to be sole chief Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block steps down, Marc Benioff to be sole chief

FILE PHOTO: The company logo for Salesforce.com is displayed on the Salesforce Tower in New York City, U.S., March 7, 2019.

Block was widely seen as a potential successor to Benioff, who founded the company in 1999, and will continue as the chairman.

Salesforce forecast first-quarter revenue between $4.88 billion and $4.89 billion, compared with analysts’ estimates of $4.84 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

On an adjusted basis, the company earned 66 cents per share, beating estimates of 56 cents per share.

The company’s total revenue rose 34.6% to $4.85 billion, above estimates of $4.75 billion.

7 часов назад @ reuters.com
Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block steps down, co beats quarterly revenue estimates
Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block steps down, co beats quarterly revenue estimates Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block steps down, co beats quarterly revenue estimates

FILE PHOTO: The company logo for Salesforce.com is displayed on the Salesforce Tower in New York City, U.S., March 7, 2019.

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid(Reuters) - Salesforce.com Inc (CRM.N) said on Tuesday that Keith Block has stepped down as co-chief executive officer of the company and Marc Benioff is the chair and CEO.

The company also reported quarterly revenue that beat Wall Street estimates as it signed on more customers for its business software.

Salesforce.com reported quarterly revenue of $4.85 billion, above the average analyst estimate of $4.75 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.

8 часов назад @ reuters.com
Branson's Virgin Galactic posts quarterly loss of $73 million
Branson's Virgin Galactic posts quarterly loss of $73 million Branson's Virgin Galactic posts quarterly loss of $73 million

FILE PHOTO: Sir Richard Branson stands on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ahead of Virgin Galactic (SPCE) trading in New York, U.S., October 28, 2019.

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File PhotoSEATTLE (Reuters) - Billionaire Richard Branson’s space tourism company, Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc (SPCE.N), said on Tuesday its fourth-quarter net loss widened to $73 million from a year-ago loss of $46 million as it reported its first results as a publicly traded company.

Shares had rallied in recent days, driven by investor interest in the first space tourism company to hit public markets.

The company, which went public last year, reported fourth-quarter revenue of $529,000, and $3.8 mi…

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