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Веб-камера Full HD, «студийные» микрофоны и новый Intel 10-го поколения: Apple обновила 27-дюймовый iMac
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Цены на три стандартные конфигурации остаются прежними.

1 час назад @ vc.ru
Google отключит поддержку Play Music в октябре, но коллекции можно будет перенести в YouTube Musiс до декабря 2020 года
Google отключит поддержку Play Music в октябре, но коллекции можно будет перенести в YouTube Musiс до декабря 2020 года

Пользователи смогут сохранить подписку в новом сервисе.

1 час назад @ vc.ru
Российско-сингапурский биотех-стартап Gero привлёк $2,2 млн от Bulba Ventures и других инвесторов
Российско-сингапурский биотех-стартап Gero привлёк $2,2 млн от Bulba Ventures и других инвесторов

С помощью машинного обучения и ИИ стартап пытается выяснить причины старения человека.

2 часа назад @ vc.ru
Регуляторы Евросоюза приостановили сделку Google по покупке Fitbit за $2,1 млрд и начали расследование
Регуляторы Евросоюза приостановили сделку Google по покупке Fitbit за $2,1 млрд и начали расследование

Обещание Google не использовать данные с фитнес-трекеров для рекламы не помогло.

4 часа назад @ vc.ru
Если не TikTok, то они: чем известны американские конкуренты соцсети и какие у них недостатки
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За внимание пользователей могут побороться преемник Vine, «клон TikTok» от Instagram и не очень известный Thriller, который делает ставку на знаменитостей.

5 часов назад @ vc.ru
Booking.com вслед за Airbnb сократит 25% штата — около 4000 человек
Booking.com вслед за Airbnb сократит 25% штата — около 4000 человек

Пандемия сильно ударила по турбизнесу, заявил глава компании Гленн Фогель.

5 часов назад @ vc.ru
Bloomberg: DST Global Юрия Мильнера планирует вложить $400 млн в индийский образовательный стартап Byju’s
Bloomberg: DST Global Юрия Мильнера планирует вложить $400 млн в индийский образовательный стартап Byju’s

Индия переживает взрывной рост онлайн-образования на фоне закрытых школ из-за пандемии, отмечает агентство.

6 часов назад @ vc.ru
Microsoft пообещала отказаться от одноразового пластика в упаковке и минимизировать количество отходов к 2030 году
Microsoft пообещала отказаться от одноразового пластика в упаковке и минимизировать количество отходов к 2030 году

В частности, компания будет повторно использовать оборудование своих дата-центров.

7 часов назад @ vc.ru
Sky News: Garmin заплатила «многомиллионный» выкуп хакерам за восстановление доступа к собственным системам
Sky News: Garmin заплатила «многомиллионный» выкуп хакерам за восстановление доступа к собственным системам

Компания использовала посредника, чтобы не попасть под санкции американских властей.

9 часов назад @ vc.ru
ВТБ выпустил новый мобильный банк для малого бизнеса — со временем он заменит «ВТБ Бизнес Онлайн»
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В приложении теперь есть выставление счета на оплату, а лимиты по разовым платежам увеличены до 300 тысяч рублей.

10 часов назад @ vc.ru
«Ситимобил» первым из российских такси-сервисов добавил в приложение аренду электросамокатов — партнёром стал URent
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Аренда самоката будет стоить столько же, сколько и в приложении самого URent.

11 часов назад @ vc.ru
«Яндекс.Касса» и Visa запустили сервис по переводу зарплат сотрудников на карты любых банков с комиссией 0,5%
«Яндекс.Касса» и Visa запустили сервис по переводу зарплат сотрудников на карты любых банков с комиссией 0,5%

Сервис поможет малому и среднему бизнесу избежать «зарплатного рабства», считают партнёры.

11 часов назад @ vc.ru
«Почта России» вложит 1,4 млрд рублей в сеть постаматов — компания установит их в «Магнитах» и «Дикси»
«Почта России» вложит 1,4 млрд рублей в сеть постаматов — компания установит их в «Магнитах» и «Дикси»

Оператор хочет побороться за статус «опорного логистического партнёра» на рынке электронной торговли.

12 часов назад @ vc.ru
«Любая компания с деньгами должна попытаться купить TikTok»: что Microsoft получит, если приобретёт бизнес соцсети в США
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И могут ли американские власти заблокировать приложение.

13 часов назад @ vc.ru
Петербургский сервис доставки еды «Достаевский» начнёт тестировать формат мобильных кухонь в Москве
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Сначала компания будет готовить свои продукты, а затем начнёт сдавать кухни в аренду.

14 часов назад @ vc.ru
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последний пост 28 минут назад
Трое мужчин спаслись с необитаемого острова в Тихом океане благодаря огромной надписи SOS на песке
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Они пробыли там три дня, пока призыв о помощи не увидели спасатели.

28 минут назад @ tjournal.ru
Кризис монархии: бывшего короля Испании подозревают в коррупции, а от нынешнего требуют отказаться от престола. Главное
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Хуан Карлос «бежал» из страны, чтобы не портить имидж монархии и не мешать правлению короля Филиппа, но всё стало только хуже.

1 час назад @ tjournal.ru
Поддержку Google Play Music прекратят в октябре. YouTube Music полностью заменит сервис к декабрю
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До этого времени пользователи могут успеть перенести туда свои коллекции.

1 час назад @ tjournal.ru
Apple обновила 27-дюймовый iMac. Он получил Full HD-камеру, новые процессоры и SSD по умолчанию
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До этого в компьютеры Mac устанавливали веб-камеры с разрешением 720p.

2 часа назад @ tjournal.ru
В Бейруте прогремел сильный взрыв. Есть погибшие и пострадавшие, волна нанесла огромный урон городу
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what looks like fireworks.

don't quote me on anything and I'm no expert in this.

it looks like there were fireworks already there and they blew off with the explosion https://t.co/3d3O2at2vQ

3 часа назад @ tjournal.ru
Еврокомиссия приостановила сделку Google по покупке Fitbit из-за опасений, что данные о здоровье используют для рекламы
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Компания собирается купить производителя фитнес-трекеров за 2,1 миллиарда долларов.

4 часа назад @ tjournal.ru
Казанское суворовское училище уволило тренера детских команд ЧГК после обвинений в домогательствах к подросткам
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В училище рассказали, что раньше не видели публикаций в СМИ о тренере «Что? Где? Когда?».

5 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
Власти Чечни вернули из Москвы около 100 выходцев из республики и заставили их извиниться за «недостойные поступки»
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Их посчитали правонарушителями и наркоманами.

6 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
СМИ: Garmin заплатила многомиллионный выкуп за возобновление работы своих сервисов после атаки вируса-вымогателя
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Компания получила ключи для расшифровки файлов и теперь её продукты работают в обычном режиме.

8 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
Фото: Микропропуска для въезда в Белоруссию
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Без которых не получится пересечь российско-белорусскую границу.

8 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
Microsoft планирует перестать создавать мусор к 2030 году и откажется от неперерабатываемого пластика
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Однако электронные отходы остаются растущей проблемой.

8 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
Подростка в Саратовской области приговорили к 7 годам колонии за нападение на школу. Он ударил топором ровесницу
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А перед нападением опубликовал во «ВКонтакте» манифест и видеообращение.

9 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
Черногория разрешила россиянам въезд без ограничений
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Россия вошла в «зелёный список» эпидемиологически безопасных стран.

12 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
Роспечать предложила создать сервис распознавания фейковых новостей при помощи искусственного интеллекта
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Разработать такой сервис не удалось пока даже Facebook, отметили эксперты.

12 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
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Сами по себе номера и серии паспортов бесполезны, но с помощью них можно обновить уже существующие базы, утверждает продавец.

12 часов назад @ tjournal.ru
Хабр: лучшее за сутки Хабр: лучшее за сутки
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3 часа назад @ habr.com
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Привет, Хабр! К нашему стыду, во время самоизоляции мы настолько приуныли, что забыли опубликовать новость об очередном релизе под номером 0.4.13, который состоялся еще в апреле 2020 года. Исправляемся. Скачать образы системы | Пресс–релиз | Список изменений | TL;DR | Тесты и список регрессий Читать дальше →

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4 часа назад @ habr.com
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В далекой-далекой галактике трудится сферический product owner. Он бегло пишет заметки на салфетке и молча отдает ее разработчикам. А вскоре получает готовый продукт, который на 100% соответствует его ожиданиям. Даже если продукт этот – сложный кроссплатформенный сервис с блэкджеком и адаптивностью. Возможно ли такое на практике? Читать дальше →

5 часов назад @ habr.com
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5 часов назад @ habr.com
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Онлайн-ритейлер Wildberries объявил о снижении комиссии для поставщиков в 2-3 раза в нескольких товарных группах.

Об этом Rusbase рассказали в пресс-службе Wildberries.

В Wildberries заявили, что стремятся снизить издержки своих партнеров и свои собственные, поэтому повышают эффективность бизнес-процессов, осуществляют их автоматизацию и упрощают процесс электронной торговли на площадке.

В компании полагают, что снижение комиссии позволит партнерам дополнительно инвестировать в развитие ассортимента и окажет поддержку в условиях кризиса.

В 2019 году Wildberries дважды снижал размеры своего партнерского вознаграждения: в марте с 38 до 19%, в октябре — до 15%.

8 часов назад @ rb.ru
Как избавиться от бумажных документов: инструкция для работодателей
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Как избавиться от бумажных документов: инструкция для работодателейДля компаний, уже знакомых с электронным документооборотом, эта инициатива стала еще одним способом избавиться от бумажной рутины.

Например, он позволяет заключить трудовой договор дистанционно не только с удаленным сотрудником, но и с офисным.

Для этого он должен подать заявление, в котором будет указано, как их предоставить: в электронном виде, на бумаге или в сервисе «Работа в России».

Предполагается, что в ходе эксперимента будут созданы и протестированы сценарии применения электронных документов в кадровом делопроизводстве, чтобы в итоге составить список предложений для изменения законодательства России.

Как достичь мак…

8 часов назад @ rb.ru
«Яндекс» спрогнозировал рост онлайн-продаж товаров повседневного спроса после самоизоляции
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После снятия большинства ограничений объем онлайн-продаж в сегменте FMCG (товары повседневного спроса) не сократился до «докризисного уровня», поэтому этот канал в долгосрочной перспективе будет увеличивать свою долю.

По данным сервиса, от 56% до 75% респондентов, в зависимости от категории товаров, не планировали сокращать долю онлайн-покупок даже после снятия всех ограничений.

В зависимости от категории, от 34% до 64% россиян в период карантина делали покупки чаще, чем до введения ограничений.

Для трети россиян самоизоляция стала поводом полностью или частично перейти на онлайн-покупки в категории косметики и товаров личной гигиены.

Похожая ситуация в категории «товаров для животных» — та…

8 часов назад @ rb.ru
Языковая онлайн-школа ELK Academy запустила курсы подготовки к набору в YCombinator
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Языковая онлайн-школа ELK Academy запустила курсы подготовки к набору в YCombinatorЯзыковая онлайн-школа ELK Academy запустила ELK Challenge — курсы подготовки к набору в бизнес-инкубатор YCombinator.

ELK Challenge планирует подготовить основателей стартапов к подаче заявки и повысить их шансы попасть в YCombinator.

Чему научатся участники ELK Challenge:правильно заполнять анкету для YCombinator и отвечать на вопросы;снимать минутную видеопрезентацию по стандартам YCombinator;формулировать питч;понимать американскую бизнес-культуру и менталитет;общаться с западными инвесторами и рассказывать о себе.

ELK Challenge длится 21 день.

Основатели ELK Challenge планируют набрать две-три группы, уча…

9 часов назад @ rb.ru
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Rocket Lab разрешили возобновить запуск ракет
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Компания Rocket Lab сможет возобновить вывод спутников на орбиту с использованием ракет-носителей Electron.

Агентство FAA снова дало ей разрешение на запуски Electron, когда удалось выяснить, почему 13-й старт закончился неудачей.

Выделяющееся тепло расплавило компоненты, в результате чего произошел полный разрыв соединения, что и привело к остановке двигателя через несколько минут после отделения второй ступени.

По словам компании Rocket Lab, ей удалось собрать все необходимые данные, поскольку ракета продолжала передавать информацию о своем состоянии.

Выявить проблему до полета не представлялось возможным, потому что электрическое соединение оставалось надежным на протяжении всего тестиро…

51 минуту назад @ ixbt.com
Samsung Galaxy M51 будет лучшим среднебюджетным смартфоном компании? Хотя бы из-за платформы Qualcomm
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Смартфон Samsung Galaxy M51 может стать одним из самых интересных среднебюджетных аппаратов для многих потенциальных покупателей.

Причём данные о зарядке — это не слухи.

Они взяты из базы FCC, так что сомнений быть не может.

Дата выхода смартфона пока неизвестна.

Ранее были слухи про перенос его анонса, но ещё ранее и вовсе говорили про отмену данной модели, так что пока не стоит делать выводы на этот счёт.

57 минут назад @ ixbt.com
Google готовит свой самый крупный смартфон, который заодно порадует 120-герцевым экраном. Это Pixel 5 XL?
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Вчера компания Google представила смартфон Pixel 4a, а также подтвердила, что готовится выпустить Pixel 4a 5G и Pixel 5.

При этом от выпуска модели Pixel 4a XL поисковый гигант отказался, как якобы и от Pixel 5 XL.

Что это значит?

Во-вторых, это будет самый крупный смартфон за всю историю аппаратов Google.

То есть либо это будет Pixel 5 XL, либо какая-то совершенно отдельная модель, хотя второй вариант видится маловероятным.

1 час назад @ ixbt.com
Чехлы для Google Pixel 4a можно стирать в машинке
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Для представленного вчера смартфона Google Pixel 4a производитель подготовил и фирменные чехлы.

Внешне они такие же, как и для других моделей Pixel, то есть выполнены из пластика и покрыты тканью.

Однако чехлы для Pixel 4a кое в чём уникальны.

Дело в том, что их можно стирать в стиральной машинке.

Google уточняет, что при стирке нельзя добавлять отбеливающие средства, нужно выставлять режим деликатной стирки и стирать в холодной воде.

1 час назад @ ixbt.com
Apple может купить TikTok? Слухи приписывают купертинскому гиганту заинтересованность в сделке
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Источники утверждают, что Apple выразила «серьёзную заинтересованность» в приобретении сервиса, хотя, конечно, и неофициально.

Более того, представитель Apple официально опроверг слухи, но на самом деле это ни о чём не говорит.

Кроме того, к покупке TikTok якобы присматриваются Google и Facebook, однако в случае этих компаний преградой могут стать антимонопольные органы.

К слову, если бы Apple приобрела TikTok, это было бы её крупнейшей сделкой, так как ByteDance оценивает своё детище более чем в 50 млрд долларов.

Напомним, сделка должна состояться до 15 сентября, иначе президент США Дональд Трамп подпишет указ о запрете сервиса на территории своей страны.

2 часа назад @ ixbt.com
Соучредитель Arm назвал катастрофой возможный переход компании во владение Nvidia
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Герман Хаузер (Hermann Hauser), соучредитель Arm, в интервью BBC прокомментировал новость о том, что Nvidia ведет переговоры с SoftBank о приобретении Arm.

«Одно из фундаментальных положений бизнес-модели компании Arm заключается в тои, что она может продавать [лицензировать свои разработки] каждому, — сказал Хаузер.

— Единственное преимущество Softbank заключалось в том, что это не компания по производству микросхем, и она сохранила нейтралитет Arm.

Если Arm станет частью Nvidia, большинство лицензиатов, которые являются конкурентами Nvidia, конечно, будут искать альтернативу Arm».

Напомним, разработки Arm лицензируют Intel, Nvidia, Apple, Qualcomm, TSMC, Samsung и другие компании.

2 часа назад @ ixbt.com
Apple бесплатно сделала базовый iMac Pro более производительным
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Apple только представила обновлённый 27-дюймовый iMac, но также внесла незначительное, но приятное для покупателей изменение в актуальную модель iMac Pro.

Теперь базовая версия оснащается 10-ядерным CPU Intel Xeon W, а не восьмиядерным.

Теперь за дополнительные 800 долларов можно получить 14-ядерный CPU, а за 1600 долларов — топовый 18-ядерный.

Самый большой вопрос на данный момент заключается в том, когда Apple выпустит полноценную замену текущему iMac Pro, дебютировавшему ещё три года назад.

Дело в том, что действительно новых процессоров в этом сегменте у Intel нет, а собственные CPU с аналогичной производительностью Apple, возможно, ещё попросту не создала.

2 часа назад @ ixbt.com
Фитнес-браслет Mi Band 5 научился сам определять движения
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Компания Xiaomi выпустила новую версию своего приложения для носимых устройств Mi Sports App (Mi Fit) до версии 4.4.0, в результате чего недавно поступивший в продажу фитнес-браслет Mi Band 5 обрел новую функцию.

Эта функция — определение движений.

За счет нее, как пишет китайский источник, устройство сможет сопоставлять режим тренировки из памяти с тем, которым в данный момент времени занимается пользователь.

Также есть пара менее значительных улучшений, которые реализованы как в Mi Band 4, так и в Mi Band 5.

2 часа назад @ ixbt.com
Sigma подтверждает скорый анонс новых объективов
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Компания Sigma анонсировала онлайн-мероприятие «SIGMA STAGE Online», в ходе которого будет представлены новые сменные объективы серии DN.

Производитель уточнил, что эти объективы будут предназначены для беззеркальных камер.

Какие именно модели будут представлены или хотя бы их число компания не сообщила.

Трансляцию мероприятия можно будет смотреть по адресу https://youtu.be/nSiRhlH8Twc.

По неофициальным данным, среди объективов, которые будут представлены 6 августа, будут модели Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 FE и Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG DN Art.

2 часа назад @ ixbt.com
Новый Apple iMac получил 10-ядерный CPU и нанотекстурное покрытие экрана за 500 долларов
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Новый 27-дюймовый iMac, а речь именно о такой модели, получил дисплей разрешением 5120 х 2880 пикселей и поддержкой True Tone, причём опционально можно заказать нанотекстурное покрытие, которое обойдётся в немалые 500 долларов.

Оперативной памяти может быть минимум 8 ГБ, а максимум — 128 ГБ.

Младшая версия оснащается SSD объёмом 256 ГБ, и в конфигураторе выбрать другой накопитель нельзя.

Средняя получила 512 ГБ, а максимум для неё — 2 ТБ.

В первых двух случаях объём памяти составляет 8 ГБ, в последнем — 16 ГБ.

3 часа назад @ ixbt.com
Битва 15-ваттных процессоров. Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Tiger Lake) сравнили с Ryzen 7 4800U в бенчмарке PassMark. Результаты неоднозначные
Битва 15-ваттных процессоров. Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Tiger Lake) сравнили с Ryzen 7 4800U в бенчмарке PassMark. Результаты неоднозначные Битва 15-ваттных процессоров. Intel Core i7-1165G7 (Tiger Lake) сравнили с Ryzen 7 4800U в бенчмарке PassMark. Результаты неоднозначные

База данных позволила сравнить результаты производительности двух процессоров: перспективного Intel Core i7-1165G7 семейства Tiger Lake и нынешнего AMD Ryzen 7 4800U.

Core i7-1165G7 оформил лидерство в однопоточном тесте: он набрал 3273 балла против 2631 балла у Ryzen 7 4800U.

Тут в пользу синего процессора более высокая тактовая частота: 2,8-4,7 ГГц против 1,8-4,2 ГГц у Ryzen 7 4800U.

А вот в многопоточном тесте лучшим уже оказался Ryzen 7 4800U, причем разница тут даже чуточку больше: 17552 балла против 13372 баллов.

Высокий результат Ryzen продемонстрировал за счет вдвое большего количества ядер и потоков: 8 и 16 соответственно против 4 и 8.

3 часа назад @ ixbt.com
Камера Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra на бумаге смотрится хуже, чем у Galaxy S20 Ultra
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Уже завтра Samsung представит смартфоны линейки Galaxy Note20, о которых мы знаем уже почти всё.

Итак, Galaxy Note20 получит основную 12-мегапиксельную камеру с объективом с диафрагмой F/1.8, сверхширокоугольную с тем же разрешением и диафрагмой F/2.2 и телекамеру разрешением 64 Мп и диафрагмой F/2.0.

У Galaxy Note20 Ultra из перечисленного сохранится лишь «ширик».

Основная камера будет 108-мегапиксельной с диафрагмой F/1.8, а перископный «телевик» будет характеризоваться разрешением 12 Мп и получит объектив с диафрагмой F/3.0.

То есть у Galaxy Note20, судя по всему, будет ровно такая же камера, как у Galaxy S20, а вот камера Note20 Ultra будет частично взята у S20 Ultra за исключением «тел…

3 часа назад @ ixbt.com
Появилась информация об объективе Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN с креплением Sony E, включая цену
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В ближайшее время компания Sigma представит объектив с фокусным расстоянием 85 мм и максимальной диафрагмой f/1,4, оснащенный креплением Sony E. Говоря точнее, анонс ожидается 6 августа, но источник уже опубликовал предварительные технические характеристики и даже цену этого изделия.

Оптическая схема объектива Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN будет включать 15 элементов в 11 группах, в том числе — асферический элемент и 5 элементов SLD .

Объектив будет рассчитан на фильтры диаметром 77мм.

Для автоматической фокусировки в нем используется шаговый двигатель.

Если верить источнику, объектив будет стоить 1199 долларов.

3 часа назад @ ixbt.com
Видеокарты Nvidia оказались немного «надёжнее» адаптеров AMD, при этом чаще всего из строя выходят GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
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Дело в том, что в Сеть попала статистка, позволяющая в определённой степени оценить надёжность современных видеокарт с разными GPU и от разных производителей.

Неизвестно, за какой срок были собраны данные, но они охватывают более 120 000 видеокарт, то есть на эту статистику вполне можно ориентироваться.

Данных много, и каждый может оценить то, что ему интересно.

Во-первых, видеокарты с GPU AMD возвращают чуть чаще: в 3,29% случаев против 2,11% у карт с GPU Nvidia.

Во-вторых, чаще всего среди всех видеокарт возвращали Power Color RX 5700 Red Devil — в 13% случаев эти адаптеры выходили из строя, и это очень высокий показатель.

3 часа назад @ ixbt.com
Apple покупает за 100 млн долларов компанию, разработка которой может превратить iPhone в платежный терминал
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Пользователи смартфонов iPhone в будущем смогут принимать платежи по кредитным картам от других людей без использования какого-либо дополнительного оборудования.

По сообщению Bloomberg, компания Apple приобрела молодую компанию Mobeewave, которая разработала соответствующую технологию.

Пользователю нужно ввести сумму транзакции в приложение, после чего прикоснуться к карте или другому смартфону своим устройством.

По данным Bloomberg, компания Samsung в прошлом году сотрудничала с Mobeewave, чтобы превратить некоторые из своих телефонов в платежные терминалы для малого бизнеса.

Представитель Apple не подтвердил сделку, объяснив это тем, что компания обычно «не обсуждает свои цели и планы».

3 часа назад @ ixbt.com
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То то, например, спецслужбы никогда никого не внедряют, чтобы разваливать изнутри.

3.20 , geov ( ok ), 11:46, 04/08/2020 [^] [^^] [^^^] [ответить] –1 + / – И таки уходят на всякие BSD.

И я посмотрю как вы запоете, когда все свалят на свои операционки и забьют на Linux, Ой простите... на GNU/Linux.

), 11:43, 04/08/2020 [^] [^^] [^^^] [ответить] +2 + / – Я напомню, уважаемый анонимус, что есть куча операционных систем у которых "полностью свободная лицензия".

), 11:54, 04/08/2020 [^] [^^] [^^^] [ответить] +1 + / – >если бы была полностью свободная лицензия>а так, они просто разворачиваются и уходят из линукса вообще То ли дело в бзде.

11 часов назад @ opennet.ru
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23 часа назад @ opennet.ru
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1 день, 9 часов назад @ opennet.ru
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2 дня, 12 часов назад @ opennet.ru
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3 дня, 6 часов назад @ opennet.ru
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3 дня, 22 часа назад @ opennet.ru
Выпуск GTK 3.99.0 ознаменовал готовность функциональности, запланированной для GTK 4
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4 дня, 10 часов назад @ opennet.ru
IBM открыл тулкит гомоморфного шифрования для Linux
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Компания IBM объявила об открытии исходных текстов тулкита FHE (IBM Fully Homomorphic Encryption) с реализацией системы полного гомоморфного шифрования для обработки данных в шифрованном виде. FHE позволяет создавать сервисы для конфиденциальных вычислений, в которых данные обрабатываются зашифрованными и не фигурируют в открытой форме ни на одном из этапов. Результат также формируется зашифрованным. Код написан на языке С++ и распространяется под лицензией MIT. Помимо версии для Linux, параллельно развиваются аналогичные тулкиты для macOS и iOS, написанные на Objective-C. В ближайшее время ожидается публикация варианта для Android.

5 дней, 7 часов назад @ opennet.ru
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В загрузчике GRUB2 выявлено 8 уязвимостей. Наиболее опасная проблема (CVE-2020-10713), которой присвоено кодовое имя BootHole, даёт возможность обойти механизм UEFI Secure Boot и добиться установки неверифицированного вредоносного ПО. Особенностью данной уязвимости является то, что для её устранения не достаточно обновить GRUB2, так как атакующий может использовать загрузочный носитель со старой уязвимой версией, заверенной цифровой подписью. Атакующий может скомпрометировать процесс верификации не только Linux, но и других операционных систем, включая Windows.

5 дней, 23 часа назад @ opennet.ru
В Perl-пакете Module-AutoLoad выявлен вредоносный код
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Вредоносная активность сводится к попытке загрузки и выполнения кода со стороннего сервера (http://r.cx:1/) в процессе выполнения тестового набора, запускаемого при установке модуля.

Предполагается, что изначально загружаемый с внешнего сервера код не был вредоносным, но теперь запрос перенаправляется на домен ww.limera1n.com, отдающий свою порцию кода для выполнения.

":1"}; Данный скрипт загружает запутанный при помощи сервиса perlobfuscator.com код с внешнего хоста r.cx (82.46.99.88 = "R.cX") и выполняет его в блоке eval.

Автор модул…

6 дней, 10 часов назад @ opennet.ru
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Состоялся релиз web-браузера Firefox 79, а также мобильной версии Firefox 68.11 для платформы Android. Кроме того, сформировано обновление веток с длительным сроком поддержки 68.11.0 и 78.1.0. В ближайшее время на стадию бета-тестирования перейдёт ветка Firefox 80, релиз которой намечен на 25 августа.

1 неделя назад @ opennet.ru
Google начал открытие реализации модели потоков M:N
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Компания Google предложила для включения в состав ядра Linux первый набор патчей с реализацией компонентов, необходимых для обеспечения работы модели потоков M:N. Инициатива Google связана с открытием развивавшегося за закрытыми дверями API SwitchTo для ядра Linux, обеспечивающего работу реализованной в пространстве пользователя многопоточной подсистемы, применяющей модель потоков M:N. Подсистема используется в Google для обеспечения работы сервисов, требующих минимальных задержек. Планирование и управление распределением потоков производится целиком в пространстве пользователя, что позволяет существенно снизить число операций переключения контекста за счёт минимизации выполнения системных …

1 неделя назад @ opennet.ru
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Доступен выпуск распределенной системы управления исходными текстами Git 2.28.0. Git является одной из самых популярных, надёжных и высокопроизводительных систем управления версиями, предоставляющей гибкие средства нелинейной разработки, базирующиеся на ответвлении и слиянии веток. Для обеспечения целостности истории и устойчивости к изменениям "задним числом" используются неявное хеширование всей предыдущей истории в каждом коммите, также возможно удостоверение цифровыми подписями разработчиков отдельных тегов и коммитов.

1 неделя назад @ opennet.ru
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После восьми месяцев разработки опубликован релиз свободного гипервизора Xen 4.14. В разработке нового выпуска приняли участие такие компании, как Alibaba, Amazon, AMD, Arm, Bitdefender, Citrix, EPAM Systems, Huawei и Intel. Впуск обновлений для ветки Xen 4.14 продлится до 24 января 2022 года, а публикация исправлений уязвимостей до 24 июля 2023 года.

1 неделя назад @ opennet.ru
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Продолжает набирать обороты атака "Meow", в ходе которой неизвестные злоумышленники уничтожают данные в публично доступных незащищённых установках Elasticsearch и MongoDB. Единичные случаи очистки (в сумме около 3% от всех жертв) также зафиксированы для незащищённых БД на основе Apache Cassandra, CouchDB, Redis, Hadoop и Apache ZooKeeper. Атака производится через бота, перебирающего типовые сетевые порты СУБД. Изучение атаки на подставной honeypot-сервер показало, что подключение бота осуществляется через ProtonVPN. Если 22 июля было зафиксировано около 1000 удалённых БД, то 23 июля число поражённых систем возросло примерно до 2500, а вчера превысило отметку 3800, но снизилось сегодня до 37…

1 неделя, 1 день назад @ opennet.ru
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This is a view of Magnasanti, the metropolis that pushes SimCity to its population limits.

Magnasanti’s water and power needs are supplied by neighboring cities, eliminating the need for much of the related infrastructure.

Every person living in Magnasanti spends his life working and residing in one small, massively efficient block of space, until death around age 50.

Magnasanti is, first and foremost, a study in how to game SimCity to a maximum-population win condition.

As Oscala explained in an interview with Viceland, Magnasanti represents a “cage” in which he has imprisoned six million “economic slaves”.

1 час назад @ rumorsontheinternets.org
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In this role, which reports to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Schiller will continue to lead the App Store and Apple Events.

Greg (Joz) Joswiak, a longtime leader within the Product Marketing organization, will join the executive team as senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

“Phil has helped make Apple the company it is today and his contributions are broad, vast, and run deep.

He most recently led the effort to plan and execute Apple’s first-ever virtual Worldwide Developers Conference.

1 час назад @ apple.com
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File size : Brotli can use unicode or binary context bytes to dynamically select Huffman tables during runtime, which makes a multi-percent difference in final file size.

Broccoli requirements We codenamed the Brotli compressor in Rust “Broccoli” because of the capability to make Brotli files concatenate with one another (brot-cat-li).

The area of the bar indicates how much space it occupies in Dropbox’s network pipes after applying each of the three illustrated Broccoli compression quality options.

Appendix: Broccoli protocolRecap: Brotli data representation Brotli compressed data…

2 часа назад @ dropbox.tech
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Please include what you were doing when this page came up and the Cloudflare Ray ID found at the bottom of this page.

2 часа назад @ outsideonline.com
Twitter faces FTC probe, likely fine over use of phone numbers for ads
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Twitter is facing a Federal Trade Commission probe and believes it will likely owe a fine of up to $250 million after being caught using phone numbers intended for two-factor authentication for advertising purposes.

The complaint alleges that Twitter is in violation of its 2011 settlement with the FTC over the company's "failure to safeguard personal information."

In October 2019, however, Twitter admitted that phone numbers and email addresses users provided it with for the purpose of securing their accounts were also used "inadvertently" for advertising purposes between 2013 and 2019.

A common problemTwitter is not the first social media firm to be investigated for exploiting personal inf…

2 часа назад @ arstechnica.com
Twitter used phone numbers provided for security to target ads (2019)
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On Tuesday, Twitter announced that it “unintentionally” used phone numbers and email addresses for advertising purposes even though the information was provided by users for two-factor authentication.

According to Twitter, no personal data was shared with the company’s third-party partners, and the “issue that allowed this to occur” has been addressed.

As of September 17th, phone numbers and email addresses are now only collected for security purposes, Twitter said.

“We cannot say with certainty how many people were impacted by this,” Twitter said in a blog post disclosing the security mishap.

Just last month, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s account was compromised after hackers were able to twee…

2 часа назад @ theverge.com
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3 часа назад @ twitter.com
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Welcome to MotherboardDB: the best source for motherboard information.

If this is the first time visiting this website, you can read a quick 'guide' and some background information here.

Or just start browsing; that's cool too.

3 часа назад @ motherboarddb.com
Turkish Lira Rates Blow Out to 1000% After Currency Intervention
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3 часа назад @ bloomberg.com
Let's build a Full-Text Search engine
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Our implementation splits the text on a word boundary and removes punctuation marks: func tokenize ( text string ) [] string { return strings .

cAt, Cat and caT are normalized to cat.

func lowercaseFilter ( tokens [] string ) [] string { r := make ([] string , len ( tokens )) for i , token := range tokens { r [ i ] = strings .

Putting the analyzer together # func analyze ( text string ) [] string { tokens := tokenize ( text ) tokens = lowercaseFilter ( tokens ) tokens = stopwordFilter ( tokens ) tokens = stemmerFilter ( tokens ) return tokens } The tokenizer and filters con…

3 часа назад @ artem.krylysov.com
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For the past 10 years, Httparchive.org has recorded page load times for 6 million popular websites.

But it seems like huge increases in network speed should make it at least somewhat faster to browse the web.

2010: A Mozilla experiment which found that reducing the page load time by 2 seconds led to 15% higher conversion.

2018: BBC found that for every extra second of page load time, 10% of users will leave.

Subsecond load times would be ideal; realistically, this target is incredibly difficult to achieve while also delivering rich and engaging content.

3 часа назад @ nngroup.com
Gone Phishing
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There he was, smiling on the cover of Forbes Africa magazine, dollar bills raining like confetti.

Turns out, Okeke had been involved in a string of sophisticated online scams since at least 2015 — including when he was gracing that glossy Forbes Africa cover.

Okeke’s rapid ascent as a supposedly successful entrepreneur — and his subsequent defenestration — reflects a growing trend in online scamming known as business email compromise (BEC).

BEC involves a high degree of sophistication and collaboration between masterminds and co-conspirators, who provide services like designing fake landing pages for hijacking email accounts and harvesting passwords.

The Unatrac CFO’s email account was also…

3 часа назад @ restofworld.org
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Planning for my kidnappingMon 03 August 2020 in in lifeImagine tomorrow you go shopping and, for whatever reason, you never come back.

Maybe be someone killed you, maybe someone kidnapped you, maybe you had an accident ... Now imagine you are travelling alone in Thailand and you die.

if you are being kidnaped how the police will do to find you, if you got lost how people will find you ?

And if 6 hours later I've still haven't changed of activity then a mail is sent to my parents.

Last step : What to put inside the notificationSo my parents will receive an email after 30 hours of inactivity.

3 часа назад @ blog.luap.info
27-inch iMac gets a major update
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Up to 10-Core Processors and More Memory CapacityWhether composing a new song with hundreds of tracks, compiling thousands of lines of code, or processing large photos with machine learning, the 27-inch iMac, with the latest 6- and 8-core 10th-generation Intel processors, has pro-level performance for a wide range of needs.

For pros who need to push iMac even further, the 27-inch iMac has a 10-core processor option for the first time, with Turbo Boost speeds reaching 5.0GHz for up to 65 percent faster CPU performance.

And when working with memory-intensive applications, iMac features double the memory capacity for up to 128GB.

When compared to the previous-generation 8-core 27-inch iMac, th…

4 часа назад @ apple.com
Show HN: Visualize Graph Theory
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TechCrunch TechCrunch
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Parental control app Boomerang repeatedly blocked from Play Store, losing business
Parental control app Boomerang repeatedly blocked from Play Store, losing business

Apple isn’t the only one accused of kicking out competitive solutions from its App Store. Google did the same — for over a month at least — or so alleges parental control app maker Boomerang. The company’s product competes with Google’s own Family Link solution for controlling screen time and children’s use of mobile devices. […]

31 минуту назад @ feedproxy.google.com
Apple’s veteran marketing chief Phil Schiller moves to smaller role inside company
Apple’s veteran marketing chief Phil Schiller moves to smaller role inside company

After more than three decades climbing Apple’s ranks, marketing chief Phil Schiller is taking a step back at the company, being replaced by a long-time product marketing leader inside Apple. Schiller is taking on a new role as an Apple Fellow where he will continue to lead the App Store and the company’s events, a […]

53 минуты назад @ feedproxy.google.com
More thoughts on growing podcasts
More thoughts on growing podcasts

Plus: how to monitor and fix Facebook/Instagram ad fatigue, and using mobile app ads to drive landing page conversions.

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Qualified raises $12M make websites smarter about sales and marketing
Qualified raises $12M make websites smarter about sales and marketing

Qualified, a startup co-founded by former Salesforce executives Kraig Swensrud and Sean Whiteley, has raised $12 million in Series A funding. Swensrud (Qualified’s CEO) said the startup is meant to solve a problem that he faced back when he was CMO at Salesforce. Apparently he’d complaining about being “blind,” because he knew so little about […]

2 часа назад @ feedproxy.google.com
Decrypted: How a teenager hacked Twitter, Garmin’s ransomware aftermath
Decrypted: How a teenager hacked Twitter, Garmin’s ransomware aftermath

A 17-year-old Florida teenager is accused of perpetrating one of the year’s biggest and most high-profile hacks: Twitter. A federal 30-count indictment filed in Tampa said Graham Ivan Clark used a phone spearphishing attack to pivot through multiple layers of Twitter’s security and bypassed its two-factor authentication to gain access to an internal “admin” tool […]

2 часа назад @ feedproxy.google.com
Rocket Lab boosts Electron rocket’s lift capacity by 660 lbs
Rocket Lab boosts Electron rocket’s lift capacity by 660 lbs

Rocket Lab has managed to engineer a significant payload capacity bump into its existing Electron space launch vehicle, the company revealed today. Electron can now fly as much as 300 kg (660 lbs) to low Earth orbit (or around 440 lbs to a higher, sun synchronous orbit), and that’s mostly due to battery technology advances, […]

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Microsoft, Amazon back a SoCal company making microchips specifically for voice-based apps
Microsoft, Amazon back a SoCal company making microchips specifically for voice-based apps

Microsoft’s venture capital fund, M12 Ventures has led a slew of strategic corporate investors backing a new chip developer out of Southern California called Syntiant, which makes semiconductors for voice recognition and speech-based applications. “We started out to build a new type of processor for machine learning, and voice is our first application,” says Syntiant […]

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Rigetti raises $79M Series C for its quantum computing platform
Rigetti raises $79M Series C for its quantum computing platform

Rigetti Computing, the quantum computing startup that is challenging industry heavyweights like IBM, Microsoft and D-Wave, today announced that it has closed a $79 million Series C funding round. The round was led by Bessemer Venture Partners, with participation from Franklin Templeton, Alumni Ventures Group, DCVC, EDBI, Morpheus Ventures and Northgate Capital. Bessemer’s Tomer Diari […]

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Vectrix is developing cloud security marketplace built for and by security pros
Vectrix is developing cloud security marketplace built for and by security pros

In a typical security team, engineers write one-off scripts to track a particular problem on a cloud vendor such as an unauthorized user on your GitHub account, and while engineers are capable of writing such scripts, it’s not exactly an efficient or scalable way to deal with the range of security problems these pros need […]

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Autonomous vehicle reporting data is driving AV innovation right off the road
Autonomous vehicle reporting data is driving AV innovation right off the road

All AV all disengagement reports have one thing in common: their usefulness is ubiquitously criticized by those who have to submit them.

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Ford names Jim Farley as new CEO, Jim Hackett to retire
Ford names Jim Farley as new CEO, Jim Hackett to retire

Ford Motor CEO Jim Hackett is retiring, leaving the company three years after being tapped to transform the automaker into a leaner, more competitive and profitable company while investing in technology and shifting towards electrification, automation and connectivity. Jim Farley, who many believed was being groomed for the position, has been named president and CEO. […]

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Get your early bird pass to Disrupt 2020 — only 4 days left
Get your early bird pass to Disrupt 2020 — only 4 days left

You have just four days left to access the complete Disrupt 2020 experience for best possible price. You can save up to $300 with early bird pricing, but that’s a fleeting opportunity. Get it in gear and buy the Disrupt pass of your choice before the deadline expires August 7 at 11:59 p.m. (PT). We’re […]

3 часа назад @ feedproxy.google.com
Google-Fitbit deal to be scrutinized in Europe over data competition concerns
Google-Fitbit deal to be scrutinized in Europe over data competition concerns

In a set-back for Google’s plan to acquire health wearable company Fitbit, the European Commission has announced it’s opening an investigation to dig into a range of competition concerns being attached to the proposal from multiple quarters. This means the deal is on ice for a period of time that could last until early December. […]

3 часа назад @ feedproxy.google.com
Apple’s 27-inch iMac gets a processing and graphics boost
Apple’s 27-inch iMac gets a processing and graphics boost

Apple sold a lot of Macs last quarter — a record, in fact, for Q3, jumping a full 21%, year over year. Given the state of the world, with most office workers moving to a remote setup, there’s little surprise the company’s desktop and laptops moved at such an impressive clip. For that reason alone, […]

4 часа назад @ feedproxy.google.com
Facebook doubles down on work-from-office with massive NYC lease near Penn Station
Facebook doubles down on work-from-office with massive NYC lease near Penn Station

We’ve had huge debates about the future of work — are we going to be working from home, working from the office, or perhaps, working from anywhere? Work From Home is dead, long live Work From Anywhere Well, Facebook has put its wager down, and it’s work from office. In a flurry of articles in […]

4 часа назад @ feedproxy.google.com
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последний пост 26 минут назад
Apple’s Phil Schiller will step down from his role as VP of marketing
Apple’s Phil Schiller will step down from his role as VP of marketing Apple’s Phil Schiller will step down from his role as VP of marketing

Apple Apple's Phil Schiller discussing new iPhones on stage at one of the events he will continue to oversee.

Apple Apple's Phil Schiller discussing new iPhones on stage at one of the events he will continue to oversee.

Apple His successor Greg Joswiak has appeared at Apple's events too.

In addition to announcing new iMac models this morning, Apple took to its newsroom PR blog today to announce that prominent executive Phil Schiller will step down from his role as VP of Worldwide Marketing.

However, he will continue on as an "Apple Fellow," and Schiller will still oversee various aspects of the App Store and Apple's events.

26 минут назад @ arstechnica.com
EU launching deep probe into Google’s planned $2.1 billion Fitbit buy
EU launching deep probe into Google’s planned $2.1 billion Fitbit buy EU launching deep probe into Google’s planned $2.1 billion Fitbit buy

Regulators in the European Union are launching a deep investigation into Google's proposed acquisition of wearables maker Fitbit after expressing concerns that giving Google access to Fitbit's user data could "distort competition."

Google announced its plan to acquire Fitbit back in November in a transaction valued at $2.1 billion.

European merger reviews take place in two phases.

If the preliminary investigation does reveal the potential for harms, however, then regulators move to a phase two probe.

The DOJ issued such a second request to Google and Fitbit in April, and it's currently reviewing the deal.

47 минут назад @ arstechnica.com
Apple’s AirPods and wireless charging case are down to a new low today
Apple’s AirPods and wireless charging case are down to a new low today Apple’s AirPods and wireless charging case are down to a new low today

Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a new low on Apple's AirPods and Qi wireless charging case combo, which is currently available for $140 on Amazon.

This deal price is about $60 off Apple's MSRP and roughly $30 off the usual going rate for this model on Amazon.

We've written about similar deals in the past, and in general, the AirPods remain one of the few wireless headphones that need little introduction.

If you're an iPhone owner that already makes use of a Qi wireless charger, this SKU becomes a better deal, since the case here usually retails for $65 on its own.

Dealmaster: An Ars newsletter The Dealmaster has launched its very own newsletter!

1 час назад @ arstechnica.com
Twitter faces FTC probe, likely fine over use of phone numbers for ads
Twitter faces FTC probe, likely fine over use of phone numbers for ads Twitter faces FTC probe, likely fine over use of phone numbers for ads

Twitter is facing a Federal Trade Commission probe and believes it will likely owe a fine of up to $250 million after being caught using phone numbers intended for two-factor authentication for advertising purposes.

The complaint alleges that Twitter is in violation of its 2011 settlement with the FTC over the company's "failure to safeguard personal information."

In October 2019, however, Twitter admitted that phone numbers and email addresses users provided it with for the purpose of securing their accounts were also used "inadvertently" for advertising purposes between 2013 and 2019.

A common problemTwitter is not the first social media firm to be investigated for exploiting personal inf…

2 часа назад @ arstechnica.com
Trump pulls re-nomination of FCC Republican who stood up for First Amendment
Trump pulls re-nomination of FCC Republican who stood up for First Amendment Trump pulls re-nomination of FCC Republican who stood up for First Amendment

The White House yesterday withdrew its re-nomination of Federal Communications Commission member Michael O'Rielly, a Republican who has not supported President Trump's attempt to punish social media websites for alleged anti-conservative bias.

Trump had nominated O'Rielly to another five-year FCC term in March, and the nomination was awaiting Senate approval.

But the White House unexpectedly withdrew O'Rielly's nomination, "announc[ing] the action Monday in a notice sent to the Senate, which confirms nominees," Bloomberg reported.

A White House spokesperson declined comment when contacted by Ars.

O'Rielly's comments "drew attention of some White House and industry officials," Reuters wrote …

2 часа назад @ arstechnica.com
Google Music shutdown starts this month, music deleted in December
Google Music shutdown starts this month, music deleted in December Google Music shutdown starts this month, music deleted in December

The main message from today's blog post is "back up your music now," as Google says it will wipe out all Google Music collections in December 2020.

The Google Music Manager is a Windows and Mac application that can upload music or download your entire music collection with a few clicks, but like Google said, it will stop working soon.

Google Music has been neglected for years, though, and like the company often does, Google decided to make a second, competing music streaming service instead of maintaining the first service.

It's a big downgrade from Google Music, which offered more functionality to people who purchased music.

In 2018, Google told Google Music users "nothing will change" reg…

3 часа назад @ arstechnica.com
Take-Two says its $70 game pricing will be on a “title by title basis”
Take-Two says its $70 game pricing will be on a “title by title basis” Take-Two says its $70 game pricing will be on a “title by title basis”

"We're definitely announcing pricing on a title by title basis," CEO Strauss Zelnick said in an earnings call Monday evening.

Despite those pressures, though, Zelnick was unwilling on the call to set $70 as his company's new de facto standard pricing.

"We're applying this price point in the case where we think the quality not only supports it, but demands it," he said.

While it's still early in the console transition cycle, no other publisher has yet publicly followed Take-Two onto the $70 game pricing limb, even as a trial balloon.

Microsoft's Phil Spencer dodged the question of $70 game pricing a bit in a recent interview with The Washington Post, offering no comment on the company's own …

3 часа назад @ arstechnica.com
Apple’s iMac line just got overhauled, with the 27-inch getting the biggest c hanges
Apple’s iMac line just got overhauled, with the 27-inch getting the biggest c hanges Apple’s iMac line just got overhauled, with the 27-inch getting the biggest c hanges

Apple The 27-inch iMac.

Apple The 27-inch iMac.

The 27-inch iMac still has a 5K display, and its chassis is the same.

The new 27-inch iMac is equipped with AMD's new Radeon Pro 5000 series graphics.

Entry-level configurations feature the Radeon Pro 5300, while the top standard config has the Radeon Pro 5500XT.

4 часа назад @ arstechnica.com
Unsolved Mysteries of the Mortal Kombat Universe
Unsolved Mysteries of the Mortal Kombat Universe Unsolved Mysteries of the Mortal Kombat Universe

Since the early days of Mortal Kombat, the series has had a wonderfully B-movie-like approach to universe building.

Why were there screaming trees in the background of Mortal Kombat 2?

The Mortal Kombat team has developed a fanatical devotion to building out their game world over the decades.

This time around we're going beyond the fan wikis and straight to the source to really see how deep the Mortal Kombat rabbit hole goes.

For an assist, we even reached out to the Mortal Kombat subreddit, and boy did they deliver.

4 часа назад @ arstechnica.com
The challenges Microsoft faces in buying TikTok’s US arm
The challenges Microsoft faces in buying TikTok’s US arm The challenges Microsoft faces in buying TikTok’s US arm

Microsoft has said it wants to buy the US arm of TikTok, the Chinese viral short-video app that is in the crosshairs of regulators and the White House.

How to value TikTok’s US business unit, which includes Canada, Australia and New Zealand, is tricky.

It also faces increasing competition, including from Facebook, which plans to launch a rival service, Instagram Reels, as early as this week.

It remains unclear exactly what Microsoft would buy and how TikTok’s US business can be separated from its global operations.

“Microsoft could be seen as a white knight,” said a former Microsoft China executive who still does business with the company.

5 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
First cruises to set sail post COVID-19 abruptly canceled due to outbreak
First cruises to set sail post COVID-19 abruptly canceled due to outbreak First cruises to set sail post COVID-19 abruptly canceled due to outbreak

At least 36 crew members and five passengers of the Norwegian cruise ship, MS Roald Amundsen, have tested positive for COVID-19.

Four of the infected crew members have been hospitalized and hundreds of passengers are in quarantine, awaiting test results.

“At Hurtigruten, safety always has been, and always will be, our number one priority,” the company says on a COVID-19 safety page on its website.

Norway’s government has also banned cruise ships carrying more than 100 people from disembarking passengers at its ports for 14 days.

The CDC has issued a “No Sail Order” for cruise ships that is set to last until September 30, unless it is rescinded or extended.

5 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
The 2020 Hyundai Veloster Turbo—save your cash and buy the manual
The 2020 Hyundai Veloster Turbo—save your cash and buy the manual The 2020 Hyundai Veloster Turbo—save your cash and buy the manual

Jonathan Gitlin I say "quirky" because you'll notice it has one door on the driver's side... Jonathan Gitlin ... but two doors on the passenger side.

Jonathan Gitlin Rear cargo room is better than a Golf GTI with the seats in use but worse with the rear seats folded flat.

A good recent example of that is the Hyundai Veloster N, a Nürburgring-tuned hot hatch that's garnered plenty of praise for its smile-to-dollar ratio.

Instead, I just spent a week with that car's cheaper, less powerful stablemate—the 2020 Hyundai Veloster Turbo.

Let down by the transmissionBecause this is a Veloster Turbo Ultimate, you only get two pedals—this one comes with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission.

8 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
More data, but still confusion over how much children spread SARS-CoV-2
More data, but still confusion over how much children spread SARS-CoV-2 More data, but still confusion over how much children spread SARS-CoV-2

But the risk evaluation is substantially more complex than that, since children can potentially spread the virus, even if they themselves do not experience symptoms.

Some studies of the virus' spread early on in the COVID-19 pandemic suggested that children resisted infection, but that hasn't been seen in every study.

And another one indicates that the virus spread rapidly in a youth summer camp, an environment that may have some semblance to schools.

Prior to the arrival of the kids, the 120 camp staff members held a three-day orientation session for 138 trainees.

And community spread can, in turn, influence the risk in having children end up in a situation where exposure is likely.

19 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
Genki Covert is a $75 ultra-portable dock for Nintendo Switch
Genki Covert is a $75 ultra-portable dock for Nintendo Switch Genki Covert is a $75 ultra-portable dock for Nintendo Switch

Jim Salter Clockwise from the top: a Nintendo Switch resting in an official Nintendo dock, a Switch Joy-Con, and the Genki Covert third-party dock.

Jim Salter Clockwise from the top: a Nintendo Switch resting in an official Nintendo dock, a Switch Joy-Con, and the Genki Covert third-party dock.

Today we're taking a look at the just-released Genki Covert Dock, a $75 third-party dock for the Nintendo Switch console.

Simple device, real engineeringGenki Covert Dock for Nintendo Switch $75 at Amazon (Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through affiliate programs .)

The Genki Covert Dock itself seems to bear out that original attention to detail.

19 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
A different kind of “gamer” hotline: Free, anonymous emotional support
A different kind of “gamer” hotline: Free, anonymous emotional support A different kind of “gamer” hotline: Free, anonymous emotional support

Games and Online Harassment Hotline Say hello to the Games and Online Harassment Hotline.

Games and Online Harassment Hotline Say hello to the Games and Online Harassment Hotline.

This week, a completely different type of gamer-centric hotline has emerged to address an industrywide issue that isn't as easily solved by walkthroughs: emotional support.

(This, everyone on the call clarifies, is an inherent operating issue for a text-based emotional support hotline.)

Like any other emotional support hotline, GOHH can only offer so much support, and it will not operate as a reporting mechanism or data-gathering project.

20 часов назад @ arstechnica.com
Engadget Engadget
последний пост 1 час назад
Phil Schiller is ending his long reign as Apple's marketing chief
Phil Schiller is ending his long reign as Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller is ending his long reign as Apple's marketing chief

In June, Schiller directed Apple’s virtual Worldwide Developers Conference, which went off without a hitch.

He’s one of the most public-facing people from Apple’s Steve Jobs era through today.

Joswiak is taking over Schiller’s role amid turmoil at the App Store.

There, he had to justify the App Store’s revenue-sharing model and potential monopoly on the iOS platform.

Developers have been vocal about critical issues with transparency and equality on the App Store, and the time for an overhaul is nigh.

1 час назад @ engadget.com
T-Mobile switches on its standalone 5G network in thousands of cities
T-Mobile switches on its standalone 5G network in thousands of cities T-Mobile switches on its standalone 5G network in thousands of cities

T-Mobile has switched on the first standalone nationwide 5G network in the US.

So far in building out their 5G networks, other carriers have done so on top of LTE infrastructure, but this isn’t dependent on existing tech.

With this rollout, T-Mobile says its 5G network is now 30 percent larger and is available in 2,000 more towns and cities across the US.

The network currently covers 1.3 million square miles across more than 7,500 cities and towns.

The company claims its engineers have seen up to 40 percent improvement in latency during tests in standalone 5G areas.

1 час назад @ engadget.com
AirPods with wireless charging case drop to $140 at Amazon
AirPods with wireless charging case drop to $140 at Amazon AirPods with wireless charging case drop to $140 at Amazon

These AirPods differ from Apple’s standard ones only by their wireless charging case, which makes them easier to power up using a Qi-compatible wireless pad.

We gave them a score of 84 for their improved wireless performance thanks in part to Apple’s H1 chip and their solid 5+ hour battery life.

This is a great deal if you’ve been holding out for the AirPods with wireless charging case.

We saw these drop to $140 once before at Micro Center, but the price was only available to those that picked up the AirPods in store.

Now through Amazon, you can get them at their lowest price ever and have them shipped right to your door.

1 час назад @ engadget.com
'CoD: Warzone' season five brings big map changes and a mini royale mode
'CoD: Warzone' season five brings big map changes and a mini royale mode 'CoD: Warzone' season five brings big map changes and a mini royale mode

It’s a faster-paced version of the main battle royale mode with fewer players and shorter games — it includes only the typical events from the first and last five minutes of a regular battle royale match.

In addition, there are weapon updates and tracks from Modern Warfare you can listen to while you’re in a vehicle.

A free trial of Modern Warzone multiplayer starts this Friday too, at 1PM ET, and will run until the same time next Wednesday.

Season five of Modern Warfare and Warzone will go live on August 5th, likely at 2AM ET.

On PC, the patch will be 54.2GB if you own Modern Warfare and 47.4GB if you’re a Warzone-only player.

2 часа назад @ engadget.com
Motorola’s $399 One Fusion+ lands in North America tomorrow
Motorola’s $399 One Fusion+ lands in North America tomorrow Motorola’s $399 One Fusion+ lands in North America tomorrow

Motorola is bringing its One Fusion+ to North America tomorrow.

The $399 phone was previously only available in India and Latin America, and the company hadn’t announced plans to introduce it elsewhere.

A few things make the One Fusion+ standout.

Not only does it have a quad-camera set up — with a 64 megapixel high-resolution sensor, an eight megapixel ultra-wide angle lens, five megapixel Macro Vision camera and two megapixel depth sensor — it also has a 16 megapixel pop-up selfie camera.

2 часа назад @ engadget.com
An OnlyFans creator is suing a site that hosts paywalled images for free
An OnlyFans creator is suing a site that hosts paywalled images for free An OnlyFans creator is suing a site that hosts paywalled images for free

Thothub did reportedly remove images of Waidhofer after Motherboard contacted the site to verify Waidhofer’s requests.

The lawsuit hopes internet infrastructure company Cloudflare and Chaturbate and BangBros, sites that advertise on Thothub, might help identify who runs Thothub.

This suit goes beyond Thothub, Cloudflare, Chaturbate and BangBros, though.

It could set a precedent for content harvesters outside of adult content.

YouTube has tried to make it easier for creators to address copyright claims, but even that system isn’t perfect, and there are plenty of other sites scraping content without creators’ permission or knowledge.

3 часа назад @ engadget.com
Google finally launches Nearby Share to rival Apple's AirDrop
Google finally launches Nearby Share to rival Apple's AirDrop Google finally launches Nearby Share to rival Apple's AirDrop

One of the concerns around a nearby sharing feature is that it opens you up to being sent random garbage from pranksters in the area.

Nearby Share has privacy settings that should prevent that by letting you choose from staying “hidden,” visible to “some contacts” or to “all contacts.” You can also share files anonymously if you wish, saving you the need for exchanging identifying contact information if you prefer not to.

GoogleNearby Share will also work with Chromebooks in the coming months and enable easy transfers between your laptop and smartphone.

A version of Nearby Share has existed for Android devices for years — whether it’s through the recently retired Beam feature (which worked …

3 часа назад @ engadget.com
Pepper the robot can politely suggest you wear a damn mask
Pepper the robot can politely suggest you wear a damn mask Pepper the robot can politely suggest you wear a damn mask

Using an image recognition AI and Single Shot Detector, Pepper can scan the faces of up to five people at once.

On Pepper’s tablet, a green circle will appear around an image of anyone wearing a mask, and a red circle will appear around the image of anyone without a mask.

Pepper can thank people for wearing masks or remind someone to put a face covering on.

Pepper will provide daily analytics, like the percentage of people complying with mask requirements.

While Pepper’s previous tasks have been somewhat cutesy, helping businesses enforce face mask rules could give the robot a new level of responsibility.

3 часа назад @ engadget.com
'The Alto Collection' bundles two mobile classics for PC and console
'The Alto Collection' bundles two mobile classics for PC and console 'The Alto Collection' bundles two mobile classics for PC and console

If you read Engadget often, you'll know that we're big fans of Alto's Adventure and Alto's Odyssey.

Now, Team Alto is preparing to launch both as The Alto Collection on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and the Epic Games Store.

But Alto's Odyssey has never been available on PC, and it's been impossible to play either title on consoles until now.

The dual-game pack will hit the Epic Games Store, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on August 13th for $9.99.

"It will soon follow on the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo Switch," the team promised in a press release today.

3 часа назад @ engadget.com
Apple updates the 27-inch iMac with new chips, finally makes SSDs standard
Apple updates the 27-inch iMac with new chips, finally makes SSDs standard Apple updates the 27-inch iMac with new chips, finally makes SSDs standard

Again, SSDs are standard here and again, this should have happened a long time ago.

If that sounds like a lot, it is — previously, the 27-inch iMac topped out at 2TB.

It would be difficult to improve on the 27-inch iMac’s 5K, billion-color Retina display and indeed, the changes here are subtle.

Also in the “didn’t the iMac already have this category?” is Apple’s T2 security chip, which allows for encrypted storage and “Hey Siri” commands.

Previously, the standard was an eight-core CPU with a 10-core chip available only as an upgrade option.

4 часа назад @ engadget.com
Google Play Music will start shutting down in September
Google Play Music will start shutting down in September Google Play Music will start shutting down in September

Google has offered a transfer tool to go from Google Play Music to YouTube Music since May, and it’ll keep working after Play Music has stopped streaming.

That tool brings over everything you’ve uploaded to Play Music, anything you purchased from Google Play Music, playlists you’ve created, streaming songs you’ve saved to your library and data about your listening habits.

In addition to shutting down the Play Music streaming service, Google is also removing music from the Play Store entirely.

If you’ve been using Google Play Music, it’s time to back up your data now — either to transfer it to YouTube Music or just make sure it isn’t lost at the end of the year.

That’s particularly true if y…

4 часа назад @ engadget.com
Google's Family Bell brings a familiar feature of school back home
Google's Family Bell brings a familiar feature of school back home Google's Family Bell brings a familiar feature of school back home

When you tell Assistant “School is in session” or “start the school day,” for example, your smart speakers and displays will play “familiar sounds of school like ruffling through their lockers,” according to senior director of product management for the Google Assistant Lilian Rincon.

Rincon says this feature is meant to help get kids excited about school.

Another feature that should make it easier to use Google’s smart devices is Broadcast Targeting.

GoogleFinally, Google Assistant’s Animal of the Day cue lets your kid (or let’s face it, you too) learn more about a different animal every day.

While these features might not completely replicate the schoolgoing experience, some, like Family …

4 часа назад @ engadget.com
EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google's Fitbit purchase
EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google's Fitbit purchase EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google's Fitbit purchase

The EC said that at this stage of its review, the data collected from wrist-worn wearables appears to offer “an important advantage” for digital advertising.

Beyond the potential use of Fitbit data for ads, the investigation will look into the possible impact of the deal on the “nascent” digital healthcare market in Europe.

The EC will also look into “whether Google would have the ability and incentive” to downgrade how rival wearable devices interact with Android if and when the Fitbit deal closes.

Following the formal announcement of the investigation, EC antitrust regulators have 90 days to make a decision about the proposed acquisition.

Soon after Google announced the deal, reports emer…

4 часа назад @ engadget.com
WhatsApp makes it easier to fact-check forwarded messages
WhatsApp makes it easier to fact-check forwarded messages WhatsApp makes it easier to fact-check forwarded messages

WhatsApp has been clamping down forwarded messages for years, but its work still isn’t complete.

Today, the platform announced a new feature that lets users search the web for more info about frequently forwarded messages.

Already, messages forwarded more than five times are labeled with a double arrow icon.

Now, a magnifying glass will appear next to those messages too.

If a user clicks the magnifying glass, their browser will open to news results or other info about the content they received.

4 часа назад @ engadget.com
Amazon launches a full season of 'Starfinder' RPG episodes on Alexa
Amazon launches a full season of 'Starfinder' RPG episodes on Alexa Amazon launches a full season of 'Starfinder' RPG episodes on Alexa

Apparently there’s plenty of content within the episodes, with the 13 cast members spending 125 hours in the studio to record 745 pages of material.

All you need to do to play, too, is tell Alexa that you want to “play the Starfinder game,” oh, and pony up.

The pilot and first episode are both free, but after that you’ll either need to pay $2 per episode, or $10 for the lot.

Speaking of which, you’ll only be able to play the first half of the season right now, with the final three episodes dropping in October.

Amazon says that you don’t need to be familiar with Starfinder’s existing lore to enjoy the title, which is designed for newbies.

5 часов назад @ engadget.com
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Presenting The Endless Doomscroller
Presenting The Endless Doomscroller Presenting The Endless Doomscroller

I stared down my life, past, present, and future—thanks to The Endless Doomscroller.

AdvertisementYou may not call it doomscrolling, but if you own a smartphone, you’ve probably done it.

The Endless Doomscroller website, created by artist Benjamin Grosser, is what it sounds like: A page where you can s croll on and on in purgatory, skimming terrifying phrases, beneath The Endless Doomscroller masthead in a New York Times-esque font.

Per the project’s description, The Endless Doomscroller is intended to shuck social platforms’ addiction-driving embellishments down to the naked content.

What if news was less like a flat circle and more like a flat bulletin, The Doomscroller asks?

17 минут назад @ gizmodo.com
The RG350P Is the Retro Portable You Should Buy
The RG350P Is the Retro Portable You Should Buy The RG350P Is the Retro Portable You Should Buy

Photo : Andrew Liszewski/GizmodoJust five months ago I called the original Retro Game 350 the best portable retro gaming machine you could buy.

AdvertisementNote: A sample of the Retro Game 350P was provided to Gizmodo by online retailer Retromimi.

It’s the second follow-up to the original RG350, and by actually listening to users and incorporating their feedback (what a concept!)

AdvertisementOther Gadgets Other Gadgets Anbernic Retro Game 350P Anbernic Retro Game 350P WHAT IS IT?

The mini HDMI port now works right out of the box, but the RG350P makes retro games look downright ugly on modern TVs.

57 минут назад @ gizmodo.com
TNG's 'Lower Decks' Episode Is a Perfect Peek Behind Star Trek's Curtains
TNG's 'Lower Decks' Episode Is a Perfect Peek Behind Star Trek's Curtains TNG's 'Lower Decks' Episode Is a Perfect Peek Behind Star Trek's Curtains

AdvertisementRevisiting The Next Generation’s seventh season to see “Lower Decks” in the wake of, well, Lower Decks, is in equal parts surprising and re-affirming.

But “Lower Decks” isn’t... really that memory we have of it?

In the end, that’s what “Lower Decks” is about, that earnest, sincere passion for what these people do, even when it’s bittersweet.

But if beyond that humor Lower Decks can capture what makes “Lower Decks” so compelling after all these years—and express that earnest passion for what Starfleet is to these people with a heart that’s already clear in its self-aware jokes—we’re in for a treat.

Lower Decks is set to premiere this Thursday, August 6 on CBS All Access, where y…

1 час назад @ io9.gizmodo.com
WhatsApp Pilots 'Search the Web' Tool for Fact-Checking Forwarded Messages
WhatsApp Pilots 'Search the Web' Tool for Fact-Checking Forwarded Messages WhatsApp Pilots 'Search the Web' Tool for Fact-Checking Forwarded Messages

Image : WhatsAppWhatsApp is piloting a new feature meant to support fact-checking of in-app messages by searching their contents on the web, the company announced this week.

AdvertisementBeginning Monday, the Facebook-owned messaging app began testing a tool that will stamp a magnifying glass next to forwarded messages, which also bear the previously introduced double arrow indicator.

The double-arrow forwarding icon appears on messages that have been shared through a series of five or more chats.

But this issue is particularly bad on WhatsApp, whose forwarding functionality has been abused for misinformation and propaganda campaigns.

WhatsApp says its “search the web” tool is currently bei…

1 час назад @ gizmodo.com
Ancient Mars May Have Been Less Wet Than We Thought
Ancient Mars May Have Been Less Wet Than We Thought Ancient Mars May Have Been Less Wet Than We Thought

The new research suggests ancient Mars wasn’t as warm and wet as we thought, but an expert we spoke to remains unconvinced.

Ancient Mars, the new research suggests, was likely cold and icy, and not the temperate wet planet it’s often presumed to be.

Computer simulations of ancient Mars suggest the Red Planet was cold and covered with ice some 3.8 billion years ago.

He was also unimpressed with the relatively small sample size of 66, given the authors’ declaration that “hundreds” of valley networks exist on Mars.

It’s becoming increasingly clear, however, that ancient Mars was a complex and dynamic place.

2 часа назад @ gizmodo.com
Ecobee Is No Nest, and That's Why I Love It
Ecobee Is No Nest, and That's Why I Love It Ecobee Is No Nest, and That's Why I Love It

Smart Home Smart Home Ecobee SmartThermostat Ecobee SmartThermostat What is it?

So think of the Ecobee as a Nest, but a little uglier, works with more stuff, and potentially manages privacy better.

Photo : Alex Cranz/GizmodoInstalling the Ecobee SmartThermostat (not to be confused with 2017's Ecobee 4, which lacks the built-in Alexa) was...easy.

The Ecobee requires dedicated power wire from your central air system in order to run, and the Nest does not.

From afar, the Ecobee thermostat doesn’t look bad.

2 часа назад @ gizmodo.com
Android's Alternative to Apple's AirDrop Is Called 'Nearby Sharing' and It's Rolling Out Today
Android's Alternative to Apple's AirDrop Is Called 'Nearby Sharing' and It's Rolling Out Today Android's Alternative to Apple's AirDrop Is Called 'Nearby Sharing' and It's Rolling Out Today

Gif : GoogleWith the launch of Android 10, Google quietly removed Android’s previous local file sharing feature when it dropped support for Android Beam.

But starting today, Google is finally ready to release Android Beam’s replacement: Nearby Sharing.

AdvertisementSimilar to Apple’s AirDrop, Nearby Sharing allows Android devices to quickly share things like files and photos without needing to resort to dedicated apps like Google Drive or messaging apps like WhatsApp.

Photo : GoogleAdvertisementFollowing the release of Nearby Sharing on Android devices, Google says that in the coming months it’s planning to bring Nearby Share to Chromebooks, giving Chromebook users the same set of file shar…

3 часа назад @ gizmodo.com
Gear Up and Get Your Game On in Today’s Best Microsoft Xbox Deals
Gear Up and Get Your Game On in Today’s Best Microsoft Xbox Deals Gear Up and Get Your Game On in Today’s Best Microsoft Xbox Deals

Photo : UnsplashFeatured Deal: Halo: The Master Chief Collection | $20 | AmazonThe best Xbox One game and accessory deals for August 2020 are here.

AdvertisementBelow you’ll find several killer deals on top Xbox One games, not to mention affordable accessories that’ll keep you gaming without hassle or hurdles.

And it’s just $20 right now!

It’s billed the series’ best to date, and right now it’s $40 off the original list price.

And this one is optimized for the new Xbox Series X console, too, so it’ll run even better on that one if you decide to pick that up this coming holiday season too.

3 часа назад @ roundups.theinventory.com
Apple's New 27-inch iMac Is a Massive Refresh—and Likely Intel's Last
Apple's New 27-inch iMac Is a Massive Refresh—and Likely Intel's Last Apple's New 27-inch iMac Is a Massive Refresh—and Likely Intel's Last

On top of beefier graphics, Apple is adding a Retina 5K display that features its True Tone color technology.

The T2 chip will also support the camera by bringing “tone mapping, exposure control, and face detection.”AdvertisementPhoto : AppleThe 21.5-inch iMac and iMac Pro are also getting updates.

Both desktops will now come standard with SSDs, and the 21.5-inch iMac can also be configured with a Fusion drive.

The iMac Pro will come standard with a 10-core Intel Xeon chip.

The base configuration of the new 27-inch iMac starts at $1,800, while the refreshed 21.5-inch iMac and iMac Pro will start at $1,100 and $5,000, respectively.

3 часа назад @ gizmodo.com
In The Boys' New Trailer, a Bloody Superhuman Storm Is Brewing
In The Boys' New Trailer, a Bloody Superhuman Storm Is Brewing In The Boys' New Trailer, a Bloody Superhuman Storm Is Brewing

Homelander realizing how much of a threat Stormfront’s going to be.

Screenshot : Amazon StudiosIn the upcoming second season of Amazon’s The Boys, Stormfront, one of the original comics’ most terrifying characters, is set to make her arrival as a newly minted member of the Seven, the series’ twisted answer to DC’s Justice Justice League and Marvel’s Avengers.

But they are, unbeknownst to the public, all engaged in various kinds of depravity when they’re not in the spotlight.

AdvertisementThe Boys season two premieres on September 4.

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

3 часа назад @ io9.gizmodo.com
Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 Welds Tablet and Laptop Powers, Now Only $600
Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 Welds Tablet and Laptop Powers, Now Only $600 Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 Welds Tablet and Laptop Powers, Now Only $600

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (Platinum) Graphic : Quentyn KennemerMicrosoft Surface Pro 7 (Platinum) | $600 | Best BuyOther retailers are selling the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 (Platinum) with 128GB of storage and Intel’s 10th-generation Core i3 processor for around $800, but Best Buy has it down to $600 in an insane steal today.

It’s a full-featured Windows tablet on the go, and you can just slap the included Type Cover on when it’s time to get to work.

Here’s everything under the hood for this perfect back-to-school model:12.3-inch PixelSense display (2736x1824)Intel Core i3-1005G1, Iris Plus 940 Graphics128GB SSD, 4GB LPDDR4X RAM1 USB Type C, 1 USB Type A, MicroSDXC reader, Surface Connect, 3.5m…

3 часа назад @ kinjadeals.theinventory.com
Tuesday's Best Deals: Best Buy Back-to-School Sale on Intel Laptops, Samsung Galaxy Active Smartwatches, SteelSeries Arctis 1 Headset, Dyson V6 Absolute Vacuum, and More
Tuesday's Best Deals: Best Buy Back-to-School Sale on Intel Laptops, Samsung Galaxy Active Smartwatches, SteelSeries Arctis 1 Headset, Dyson V6 Absolute Vacuum, and More Tuesday's Best Deals: Best Buy Back-to-School Sale on Intel Laptops, Samsung Galaxy Active Smartwatches, SteelSeries Arctis 1 Headset, Dyson V6 Absolute Vacuum, and More

Graphic : Gabe CareyA Best Buy back-to-school sale on Intel laptops, an array of Samsung Galaxy Active smartwatches, a SteelSeries Arctis 1 gaming headset, a Dyson V6 Absolute cordless vacuum, a Hardside carry-on spinner, and a discounted copy of Batman: The Complete Animated Series lead Tuesday’s best deals.

AdvertisementPromoted Deal: Save up to $300 on Select Laptops Powered by Intel® | Best Buy | SponsoredNo more pencils, no more books.

AdvertisementHead on over to the Best Buy store page to get a little shopping in before the bell rings.

There are four options on sale now at Best Buy saving you $30.

Better yet, Best Buy can help you activate the device in-store with safety precautions …

3 часа назад @ kinjadeals.theinventory.com
Portland, Maine, Becomes the 13th City to Ban Facial Recognition Tech
Portland, Maine, Becomes the 13th City to Ban Facial Recognition Tech Portland, Maine, Becomes the 13th City to Ban Facial Recognition Tech

Photo : Dan Kitwood ( Getty Images )Following months of deliberation and delays, the city of Portland in Southern Maine became the thirteenth city to issue a blanket ban prohibiting its city officials—including local police—from using facial recognition technology.

At the time, some officials were reportedly hesitant over putting down their vote, since a ban on facial recognition technology would cut off the city’s local airport from tapping into this tech the same way we’ve been seeing with airports across the country.

Others saw the ban as being superfluous, since city staffers aren’t known to be using the tech right now, and pretty much all agreed that they had no immediate plans to tack…

3 часа назад @ gizmodo.com
Google Play Music Will Officially Be Dead by December, but It Will Stop Working Long Before
Google Play Music Will Officially Be Dead by December, but It Will Stop Working Long Before Google Play Music Will Officially Be Dead by December, but It Will Stop Working Long Before

AdvertisementHere’s how it will work: You have until December to move your Google Play Music library to YouTube Music before you lose everything.

However, Google Play Music will stop working before December.

In October, you’ll no longer be able to use or stream music from the Google Play Music app.

And at the end of this month, the ability to pre-order, buy, upload, or download music using Music Manager is going away.

You can also download your library from Google Play Music using Google Takeout if you don’t want to switch to YouTube Music.

4 часа назад @ gizmodo.com
China: We Will Not Allow the US to Seize the Memes of Production
China: We Will Not Allow the US to Seize the Memes of Production China: We Will Not Allow the US to Seize the Memes of Production

According to CNN, the CEO of ByteDance, which owns TikTok, believes that Trump has no interest in a sale.

“Your questions demonstrate the enormity of difficulties for the administration to articulate an actual ban.”Let’s say Trump attempts to ban TikTok from app stores.

App stores have a First Amendment right to distribute software, which courts have held is speech.

Even if Apple and Google independently decided to remove the app , Opsahl pointed out, nearly 100 million people in the U.S. have already downloaded it .

Advertisement“Of course, we may never get to a formal ban or divestment order,” Opsahl added, noting the potential Microsoft sale.

4 часа назад @ gizmodo.com
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A Summer Camp Covid-19 Outbreak Offers Back-to-School Lessons
A Summer Camp Covid-19 Outbreak Offers Back-to-School Lessons A Summer Camp Covid-19 Outbreak Offers Back-to-School Lessons

This single outbreak at a summer camp in northern Georgia is a case in point showing how rapidly the infection can spread among kids once they’ve been returned to any sort of typical social network.

In mid-June, about 250 counselors, staff, and trainees arrived at YMCA Camp High Harbour, on the shores of Lake Burton.

A two-hour drive from Atlanta, the camp typically hosts about 4,000 school-age kids every summer, offering both day-long and overnight programs.

For those who tested positive, 51 were between the ages of 6 and 10; 180 were ages 11 to 17; and the remaining 29 were adults.

CDC scientists calculated the attack rate—the percentage of camp attendees who tested positive out of total …

44 минуты назад @ wired.com
Hackers Could Use IoT Botnets to Manipulate Energy Markets
Hackers Could Use IoT Botnets to Manipulate Energy Markets Hackers Could Use IoT Botnets to Manipulate Energy Markets

By modeling how much power various hypothetical high-wattage IoT botnets could draw, and crunching the market data, the researchers devised two types of potential attacks that would alter energy pricing.

Unlike regular IoT botnets that are ubiquitous and available for hire on criminal forums, high-wattage botnets are not as practical to amass.

Meanwhile, the idea of energy market manipulation in general is not far-fetched.

Additionally, in mid-May attackers breached the IT systems of Elexon, the platform used to run the United Kingdom's energy market.

In contrast, many current criminal IoT botnets contain millions of bots.

1 час назад @ wired.com
Apple Just Upgraded Its iMacs, a Little
Apple Just Upgraded Its iMacs, a Little Apple Just Upgraded Its iMacs, a Little

Apple is refreshing its 27-inch iMac, though you'll need a keen eye to spot the differences.

Apple says these improvements should offer up to a 65 percent CPU performance increase over last year's refreshed 27-inch iMacs.

That means Apple's entire iMac line now uses SSDs, including the 21.5-inch iMacs, which should mean dramatically faster read and write speeds.

You're stuck with the same thick bezels as the iMacs from several years ago, but there are two notable changes to the screen.

The webcam is getting a bump to 1080p (thankfully), and Apple says it has made some tweaks to improve low-light performance.

3 часа назад @ wired.com
'Calling Bullshit' Skewers the World's BS-Merchants
'Calling Bullshit' Skewers the World's BS-Merchants 'Calling Bullshit' Skewers the World's BS-Merchants

The act of being “full of shit” and producing bullshit has since undergone a Cambrian explosion.

The book draws on several influences, including intellectual cross-examinations of bullshit from philosophers like G. A. Cohen and Harry Frankfurt (whose 1986 essay “On Bullshit” gave birth to bullshit studies).

More directly, Calling Bullshit is a descendant of a popular undergraduate course of the same name that Bergstrom and West have taught at the University of Washington since 2017.

The authors then draw lessons straight from the Calling Bullshit course, providing a reasonably technical survey of statistical laziness, ignorance, and malfeasance.

The authors bring their full selves to Callin…

6 часов назад @ wired.com
6 Best Sound Machines for 2020 (Best White Noise Machines)
6 Best Sound Machines for 2020 (Best White Noise Machines) 6 Best Sound Machines for 2020 (Best White Noise Machines)

Face it, none of us get enough sleep.

A good sound machine (also called a white-noise machine or a sleep machine) is just one tool in an arsenal of gadgets that can help you get your recommended number of z's.

I've filled my house with sleeping sound machines, to block the battles of The Witcher in the living room while my children snooze, or to let my husband sneak into the bedroom if he's been working late.

These are my favorite machines for getting a good night's rest—and those can be hard to come by lately.

Be sure to check out our many other buying guides, such as the Best Mattress and the Best Sunrise Alarm Clocks.

6 часов назад @ wired.com
Dell XPS 15 Review: A Luxury Windows Laptop
Dell XPS 15 Review: A Luxury Windows Laptop Dell XPS 15 Review: A Luxury Windows Laptop

In these uncertain times, it's tougher than usual to justify spending as much as a fully loaded Dell XPS 15 costs.

It's the Microsoft Windows 10 equivalent of the 15-inch MacBook Pro, and as such, if you prefer to skip the future drama surrounding Apple's chip migration, and just want a big, powerful laptop today, the Dell XPS 15 delivers.

The biggest issue in my view is the added weight: The XPS 15 feels heavy (it weighs 4-4.5 pounds, depending on your configuration).

Especially when the XPS 15 is already here and won't be jumping chip ships any time soon.

The XPS 15 can handle whatever you throw at it, and even during a pandemic, that's sometimes worth paying for—if you can still afford i…

7 часов назад @ wired.com
Should Governments Slap a Tax on Plastic?
Should Governments Slap a Tax on Plastic? Should Governments Slap a Tax on Plastic?

Or consider pollution: Countries like Sweden have begun to tax carbon to fight climate change—basically, you pollute, you pay.

And now another grand naughtiness may get hit with its own tax: single-use plastic.

The concept of a plastic tax is quite similar to a carbon tax.

(Since British Columbia implemented a carbon tax in 2008, regional emissions have fallen by up to 15 percent.)

And a plastic tax is a sort of sin tax, only on a global scale.

7 часов назад @ wired.com
Hackers Are Building an Army of Cheap Satellite Trackers
Hackers Are Building an Army of Cheap Satellite Trackers Hackers Are Building an Army of Cheap Satellite Trackers

But another project at Defcon's Aerospace Village this week should have at least as much impact and a potentially much broader reach: an open source satellite communication tool made from about a hundred bucks worth of hardware.

The goal is to make low-earth orbit satellite communication technology much more accessible and swap out the massive, specialized transmitters, antennas, and radio dishes that go into satellite "ground stations" for open source software and an affordable hardware kit.

NyanSat ground stations aren't refined or powerful enough to replace the real deal, but their strength lies in their potential ubiquity.

Out of the box (so to speak), a NyanSat ground station knows its…

7 часов назад @ wired.com
There’s No Such Thing As a Tech Expert Anymore
There’s No Such Thing As a Tech Expert Anymore There’s No Such Thing As a Tech Expert Anymore

Every time Congress holds a hearing about Silicon Valley companies, people mock the legislators for being out of their depth.

We don’t insist that everyone in Congress understand how the B2 Spirit “stealth” bomber works, or how serotonin reuptake inhibitors help manage depression, or even how the internal combustion engine works.

I play a tech expert on TV every once in a while.

They both disappointed their immigrant parents by giving up the opportunity to be pre-medicine at Harvard and instead rebelled to become computer science students at Stanford.

Much later, while in graduate school in American Studies, I realized that computer science was a method of understanding much like many other…

7 часов назад @ wired.com
It’s Not Just TikTok. Chinese Firms Face More US Roadblocks
It’s Not Just TikTok. Chinese Firms Face More US Roadblocks It’s Not Just TikTok. Chinese Firms Face More US Roadblocks

Now, though, Tencent and other Chinese companies face US hostility not unlike what Facebook dealt with in China.

On Monday, President Trump repeated his threat to ban TikTok, a hugely popular US video-sharing app owned by China’s Bytedance.

“These Chinese software companies doing business in the United States, whether it’s TikTok or WeChat, are feeding data directly to the Chinese Communist party, their national security apparatus,” Pompeo said.

“It’s not that if a company is Chinese there is absolutely no way to remedy the security threat,” she says.

Chinese companies in other industries already face restrictions and mounting pressure.

8 часов назад @ wired.com
The Tech That Can Help Keep Your Dogs Happy and Healthy
The Tech That Can Help Keep Your Dogs Happy and Healthy The Tech That Can Help Keep Your Dogs Happy and Healthy

A big selling point of activity tracker technology is that it often includes GPS tracking for a small monthly fee.

My dog wears a FitBark activity tracker with GPS, and I recommend it to everyone as added peace of mind.

Although most help dogs live safer and healthier lives, products like shock collars (or e-collars as they are sometimes called) have also become more prevalent.

Programmable Bells and Buttons Make It Easier to Communicate With Our DogsMost pet tech helps us to learn more things about our dogs, but some actually help us learn from our dogs.

Combine this with a little patience, and your dogs can learn to communicate their wants and needs in a way we can understand.

8 часов назад @ wired.com
The American Scientists Who Saved London From Nazi Drones
The American Scientists Who Saved London From Nazi Drones The American Scientists Who Saved London From Nazi Drones

In east London, on a high plateau south of the Thames, British firemen awoke in darkness to the sounds of air-raid sirens.

Witnesses who glimpsed the four Nazi aircraft that reached English soil that morning came to similar conclusions as the firemen.

Shooting at the V-1s over the city, after all, could only succeed in bringing the pilotless aircraft down on their intended target.

Gun sites went silent as flocks of noxious drones moaned and blustered, dove, exploded, and wrecked the city anew.

According to one commander, the resultant shooting “was both wild and inaccurate.” British gunners were hitting only 9 percent of the drones.

8 часов назад @ wired.com
TikTok and the Evolution of Digital Blackface
TikTok and the Evolution of Digital Blackface TikTok and the Evolution of Digital Blackface

Once there, comfortably situated on the couch, Blackmon opens the TikTok app on her phone and taps Record.

!” says @taylorcassidyj, one of the app's more visible Black creators.

When Blackmon opens TikTok again the following morning—“to check my views,” she says—she realizes something has gone wrong.

“They are picking on certain types of creators.”The following day, sans makeup, Blackmon uploads another video, done in one off-the-cuff take.

“Isn't this funny—TikTok doesn't silence Black creators?” she says in a mocking tone.

9 часов назад @ wired.com
An American Pickle Might Have Been Fresher in the 2010s
An American Pickle Might Have Been Fresher in the 2010s An American Pickle Might Have Been Fresher in the 2010s

This April, the actress Julie Nolke uploaded a video called “Explaining the Pandemic to My Past Self” to YouTube.

The new comedy An American Pickle is also about the challenge of explaining the new world to someone from the past.

His rationale for being a shoo-in for running a pickle business is “I was pickle.”)Occasionally, An American Pickle suffers from a sensation that pivotal scenes have been cut from the narrative; the way the men jump into a fairly vicious rivalry feels abrupt, as though a few moments of emotional connective tissue got excised.

The Brooklyn stereotypes An American Pickle is trying to skewer might’ve been fresh when Sell Out was written, but are now long past their ex…

1 день, 1 час назад @ wired.com
Google Pixel 4A Review: Nearly Perfect and Only $350
Google Pixel 4A Review: Nearly Perfect and Only $350 Google Pixel 4A Review: Nearly Perfect and Only $350

There's no such thing as the perfect phone, but the Pixel 4A comes very, very close this year.

Inside the Pixel 4A is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 730G chip with 6 gigabytes of RAM, a sizable step up from the Snapdragon 670 in the Pixel 3A.

Google also brought many of the new Pixel 4 camera features down to the Pixel 4A, like Astrophotography mode and Live HDR+.

You should also know that a 5G version of the Pixel 4A is set to arrive alongside the Pixel 5 later this year (likely around October).

The Pixel 4A comes unlocked, so you can use it on any major US wireless carrier.

1 день, 4 часа назад @ wired.com
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последний пост 11 минут назад
Why Triller and Snapchat can't beat TikTok (unless Trump actually bans it)
Why Triller and Snapchat can't beat TikTok (unless Trump actually bans it) Why Triller and Snapchat can't beat TikTok (unless Trump actually bans it)

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There are several actions that could trigger this block including submitting a certain word or phrase, a SQL command or malformed data.

You can email the site owner to let them know you were blocked.

Please include what you were doing when this page came up and the Cloudflare Ray ID found at the bottom of this page.

11 минут назад @ mashable.com
Students: Get premium earbuds for $20 when you buy a Chromebook
Students: Get premium earbuds for $20 when you buy a Chromebook Students: Get premium earbuds for $20 when you buy a Chromebook

TL;DR: Students can get a pair of Jabra Elite 65t wireless earbuds for just $20 at Best Buy with the purchase of qualifying Chromebooks over $299, as of Aug. 4.

Students or parents/guardians of students get a pair of Jabra Elite 65t wireless earbuds for just $20 when they buy a qualifying Chromebook over $299.

The Jabra Elite 65t normally retail for $119.99, so you save $99.99 in total on these lightweight headphones.

And for this particular deal, just add any of the listed Chromebooks to your cart along with the Jabra Elite 65t earbuds to get the deal.

It's not every day you can get a pair of wireless earbuds that offer passive noise cancellation for only $20.

1 час назад @ mashable.com
Surreal 'Ratched' trailer issues a pure infusion of Ryan Murphy fantasy
Surreal 'Ratched' trailer issues a pure infusion of Ryan Murphy fantasy Surreal 'Ratched' trailer issues a pure infusion of Ryan Murphy fantasy

All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission.

Please form a single file and wait for your turn to be made uncomfortable in a...jazzy way?

In the first trailer for Netflix's Ratched, a new series from the team behind American Horror Story, lead Sarah Paulson appears as the iconic One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest villain, Nurse Ratched.

It's as Ryan Murphy as a Ryan Murphy project can get.

Along the way, we see supporting glimpses from Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon, Judy Davis, Finn Wittrock, Charlie Carver, Vincent D'Onofrio, Corey Stoll, and Jon Jon Briones.

1 час назад @ mashable.com
Start a career in computer networking with this $30 training
Start a career in computer networking with this $30 training Start a career in computer networking with this $30 training

TL;DR: Jump into the programming world with the Complete Computer Networking E-Book and Video Course bundle for $32.98, a 95% savings as of Aug. 4.

If you want to land your dream role as a network architect, the Complete Computer Networking E-Book and Video Course Bundle is a great tool to help you get started.

The Hands-On Network Programming with C teaches you how to utilize network sockets, implement internet protocols, design IoT devices, and more.

The AWS Certified Advanced Networking: Specialty Exam Guide will show you how to develop the technical skills and expertise needed to automate AWS networking tasks and advanced skill sets to build effective AWS networking solutions of your ow…

2 часа назад @ mashable.com
Save big on this training and master the Adobe Creative Cloud
Save big on this training and master the Adobe Creative Cloud Save big on this training and master the Adobe Creative Cloud

Did you spring for Adobe Photoshop?

From basic lessons on Adobe Photoshop to instruction on how to create a stack of standout business cards in Adobe InDesign, this bundle goes a long way.

Dive into IllustratorOnce you learn the ins and outs of Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator should be next on your list.

Study up on InDesignNext, you can explore a total of 32 lectures on Adobe InDesign, which is a software that takes images and text and lays them across pages.

Finish with Adobe SparkLast, but not least, there's an entire course on Adobe Spark Post, Adobe Spark Page, and Adobe Spark Video.

2 часа назад @ mashable.com
An Olympian swam across a pool with a glass of chocolate milk on her head. TikTok responded.
An Olympian swam across a pool with a glass of chocolate milk on her head. TikTok responded. An Olympian swam across a pool with a glass of chocolate milk on her head. TikTok responded.

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky started the #gotmilkchallenge on TikTok after swimming the length of a pool with a glass of chocolate milk on her head.

Needless to say, TikTok gave its collective best to one up her.

2 часа назад @ mashable.com
Best Buy will give you free pizza if you buy one of these Samsung smart TVs
Best Buy will give you free pizza if you buy one of these Samsung smart TVs Best Buy will give you free pizza if you buy one of these Samsung smart TVs

All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission.

TL;DR: As of Aug. 4, students and parents/guardians of students can get up to $100 in free Domino’s gift cards with the purchase of certain Samsung 4K UHD smart TVs at Best Buy.

Conveniently, students and parents or guardians of students can score anywhere from $20 to $100 in free Domino's Pizza gift cards with the purchase of select Samsung 4K UHD smart TVs at Best Buy.

(Just be sure you're signed up for Best Buy's Student Deals program with a My Best Buy account when you do so — otherwise, the latter will appear as full…

2 часа назад @ mashable.com
Alabama principal made a perfect 'Can't Touch This' coronavirus parody for students
Alabama principal made a  perfect 'Can't Touch This' coronavirus parody for students Alabama principal made a perfect 'Can't Touch This' coronavirus parody for students

Another day, another fresh song parody from a high school principal.

As states debate whether or not schools should resume in-person classes in September, Dr. Quentin J. Lee, the principal at Childersburg High School in Alabama, dropped a parody music video set to MC Hammer's 1990 jam, "U Can't Touch This."

Remember the good old days when high school principals used to make snow day videos or create lighthearted parodies to "Uptown Funk" or Rebecca Black's "Friday?"

In a recent interview with Alabama News Center, Lee explained that he wrote the coronavirus rap in just 15 minutes.

At the time of writing, Lee's "U Can't Touch This" parody had more than 3 million views on YouTube, and the lyri…

3 часа назад @ mashable.com
Apple launches new iMac with better display and 1080p webcam
Apple launches new iMac with better display and 1080p webcam Apple launches new iMac with better display and 1080p webcam

Whatever, Apple made a new iMac and you can get it now.

Specifically, Apple issued an almost entirely internal update to the 27-inch iMac.

The company's signature desktop computer now comes with a Retina 5K display, 1080p webcam, and faster 10th-generation Intel processor across all three new configurations.

The processor, memory, and display upgrades come with the aforementioned 1080p webcam and "studio-quality" microphones for all that teleconferencing you may be doing right now.

Apple didn't change the physical build of the computer at all, instead opting for more of an incremental upgrade.

3 часа назад @ mashable.com
Trump absolutely butchers the pronunciation of 'Yosemite' in speech about national parks
Trump absolutely butchers the pronunciation of 'Yosemite' in speech about national parks Trump absolutely butchers the pronunciation of 'Yosemite' in speech about national parks

President Donald Trump isn't the best reader.

He's also not very good at typing, spelling, and often writes in ALL CAPS using a Sharpie marker.

In a poetic sentence he clearly did not write, Trump started listing off some of America's most famous National Parks.

It, naturally, has prompted a lot of riffing on Twitter, with people making various version of the same "Yo, Semites!"

This is probably the least shocking thing Trump will do today.

3 часа назад @ mashable.com
Where to buy affordable noise-canceling headphones for your kid
Where to buy affordable noise-canceling headphones for your kid Where to buy affordable noise-canceling headphones for your kid

All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers.If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission.

The brand that brings the party to summer with badass waterproof speakers now brings you one of the best wallet-friendly pairs of noise-canceling on-ear headphones.

A worthy alternative to high-end competitors from Bose and Beats, the JBL Tune 600BTNC headphones offer rich, concise sound without any ambient noise.

(One Best Buy reviewer even says he'd choose these over his pair from Bose.)

Judging by the 4,000-plus five-star reviews on these Soundcore Life headphones, these $59.99 (now on sale for $39.99) are a steal.

4 часа назад @ mashable.com
Your Android device becomes a mini-Xbox on Sept. 15
Your Android device becomes a mini-Xbox on Sept. 15 Your Android device becomes a mini-Xbox on Sept. 15

Microsoft's long-hyped entry into the realm of cloud gaming is coming on Sept. 15, starting with Android devices.

In practical terms, that means Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to play more than 100 games on their Android smartphones or tablets.

Starting on Sept. 15, you'll be able to turn your Android into Xbox.

I've been in the Xbox streaming beta for a number of months, and the service definitely works as promised.

For now, game streaming is just confirmed for Android devices on Sept. 15.

4 часа назад @ mashable.com
40 activists give us hope for the future on 'British Vogue' September issue cover
40 activists give us hope for the future on 'British Vogue' September issue cover 40 activists give us hope for the future on 'British Vogue' September issue cover

This year, British Vogue's September issue is a beautiful homage to 40 activists currently shaping the future and giving us hope.

Editor-in-chief Edward Enninful said this year's activism-themed issue is "our show of thanks, as well as a rallying cry for the future."

The pair were photographed by Misan Harriman, the first Black male photographer to shoot a cover of British Vogue in its 104-year history.

Working with a predominantly Black team, Harriman is also the first Black photographer to shoot any September issue of the UK magazine.

In Jan. 2019, Nadine Ijewere became the first Black female photographer to shoot a cover of British Vogue.

7 часов назад @ mashable.com
Journalist's gobsmacked reactions during Trump interview are Twitter's too
Journalist's gobsmacked reactions during Trump interview are Twitter's too Journalist's gobsmacked reactions during Trump interview are Twitter's too

Another day, another nightmarish Donald Trump interview.

Sitting opposite him, meanwhile, was Axios journalist Jonathan Swan, whose reactions are nothing short of gobsmacked throughout the interview.

Watching the Axios interview like... pic.twitter.com/LWmb0CYvXF — YS (@NYinLA2121) August 4, 2020Yep.

My reactions of @realDonaldTrump during the Axios interview.

pic.twitter.com/RtlSav25QP — ThePurvySage 💭 (@ThePurvShow) August 4, 2020Then, the moment became bigger than Swan's personal reactions and became Twitter's own.

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Elon Musk says smaller Cybertruck is 'highly likely'
Elon Musk says smaller Cybertruck is 'highly likely' Elon Musk says smaller Cybertruck is 'highly likely'

Aching for an angular SUV that doesn't look like any other SUV out there, but Tesla's Cybertruck is just too big for your taste?

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, a smaller version of the Cybertruck is "highly likely down the road."

Musk tweeted the comment in response to a Twitter user asking for a smaller version of the Cybertruck that would be better suited to European roads.

Highly likely down the road — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 4, 2020Another user commented that "reducing width is more important than reducing length, at least when it comes to cities," to which Musk responded "true," suggesting that this new, smaller Cybertruck will be narrower than the current one.

Of course, the "…

8 часов назад @ mashable.com
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Samsung is launching a 5G version of the Galaxy A51 in the US this week
Samsung is launching a 5G version of the Galaxy A51 in the US this week Samsung is launching a 5G version of the Galaxy A51 in the US this week

Samsung’s next midrange phone to get 5G connectivity is the Galaxy A51.

But the new 5G version of the A51 will go for $500 and work on T-Mobile and Verizon’s 5G networks, Samsung says.

Samsung originally announced that its Galaxy A-series lineup would get 5G back in April, and the A51 is the second device after the A71, which costs $600, to get the faster network treatment.

Samsung says the A51 5G will come to T-Mobile, which just today announced an expansion of its 5G network by 30 percent, on August 7th.

Starting August 13th, the A51 5G UW version will be available on Verizon and its 5G millimeter-wave network, which also supports the 5G variant of the Samsung Galaxy S20.

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Donald Trump trying to control the FCC is a ‘disaster,’ says Sen. Ron Wyden
Donald Trump trying to control the FCC is a ‘disaster,’ says Sen. Ron Wyden Donald Trump trying to control the FCC is a ‘disaster,’ says Sen. Ron Wyden

In an interview with The Verge, Wyden — one of the coauthors of Section 230 — said the move called the agency’s independence into question.

Unless we have a law that has some teeth in it, these data brokers are going to get away with it indefinitely.

Beyond the fact that this is a colossal Constitutional mess, I don’t think even Donald Trump believes he’s going to be able to get away with this.

A: I think Donald Trump knows he isn’t going to be able to get this.

We are seeing the president blocking the nomination of a Republican FCC commissioner who expressed First Amendment-based hesitation around the FCC regulating social networks.

58 минут назад @ theverge.com
Honda recalls 608,000 vehicles for faulty software
Honda recalls 608,000 vehicles for faulty software Honda recalls 608,000 vehicles for faulty software

Honda is recalling 608,000 vans and SUVs because of faulty software that can, among other things, cause the backup camera to fail and the driver display to malfunction or reboot.

The malfunctioning software can also prevent the backup camera feed from showing up.

This is not the first time Honda has had trouble with software tripping up its rear camera systems.

Honda also announced two other recalls on Tuesday for some of these vehicles.

Some 2019-2020 Odysseys were outfitted with faulty backup cameras that have developed distorted images over time, while 2018-2020 Odysseys may have a problem with the sliding door latching.

1 час назад @ theverge.com
Take-Two retreats from $70 games being the norm for PS5 and Xbox Series X
Take-Two retreats from $70 games being the norm for PS5 and Xbox Series X Take-Two retreats from $70 games being the norm for PS5 and Xbox Series X

“We’re definitely announcing pricing on a title by title basis,” Zelnick said in an earnings call Monday evening (via Ars Technica).

Take-Two has been the most vocal, but even then, it only said it would raise the price of one game, and only for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions.

Nintendo hardly ever comments on pricing, and Sony hasn’t even greenlit preorders for next-gen third-party launch titles for the PS5.

Take-Two, which owns Rockstar and other popular subsidiary studios, can certainly get away with being the trailblazer here if it wants.

But it seems like even Zelnick is a bit wary of a full-throated commitment to the $70 video game.

1 час назад @ theverge.com
Go read this Motherboard article about a prolific vigilante taking down cheaters in Overwatch and Valorant
Go read this Motherboard article about a prolific vigilante taking down cheaters in Overwatch and Valorant Go read this Motherboard article about a prolific vigilante taking down cheaters in Overwatch and Valorant

Motherboard staff writer Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai profiled Mohamed “GamerDoc” Al-Sharifi, a 24-year-old who has spent a significant amount of time and energy hunting down cheaters in both Overwatch and Valorant.

Al-Sharifi says he despises cheaters and feels games are “ruined” by people who unfairly want an upper hand.

He’s become infamous in the cheating community as “an asshole who sends cheat loaders to Riot,” one cheat developer told Motherboard.

As described by Motherboard, here’s Al-Sharifi’s process for tracking and finding cheats and the cheaters who make them:In order to find cheats and cheaters, GamerDoc also lurks on cheaters’ forums and Discord channels, “gathering intellig…

1 час назад @ theverge.com
TikTok’s future in the US: all of the news about Microsoft’s deal and Trump’s ban threats
TikTok’s future in the US: all of the news about Microsoft’s deal and Trump’s ban threats TikTok’s future in the US: all of the news about Microsoft’s deal and Trump’s ban threats

Share All sharing options for: TikTok’s future in the US: all of the news about Microsoft’s deal and Trump’s ban threatsTikTok’s future in the US is up in the air, and there’s a lot of news about what may happen next with the massively popular Chinese-owned video-sharing service.

It all started with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo mentioning the possibility of a ban on July 6th, which escalated to President Trump saying he would ban the app from operating in the US the weekend of July 31st.

But over that weekend, reports indicated Microsoft was potentially in talks to buy TikTok, which Microsoft later confirmed in a blog post published on August 2nd.

In its blog post, Microsoft said it would…

1 час назад @ theverge.com
Greg Joswiak replaces Phil Schiller as head of Apple marketing
Greg Joswiak replaces Phil Schiller as head of Apple marketing Greg Joswiak replaces Phil Schiller as head of Apple marketing

Apple’s longtime marketing chief, Phil Schiller, is stepping into a somewhat smaller role after decades with the company.

Schiller is dropping his role as senior vice president of worldwide marketing, but he’ll remain in charge of the App Store and Apple Events.

Greg Joswiak, previously the head of product marketing, will take over Schiller’s former position as Apple’s overall marketing leader.

As Apple puts it, the marketing division is “responsible for Apple’s product management and product marketing, developer relations, market research, business management, as well as education, enterprise, and international marketing.” Joswiak has been in Apple leadership roles for more than two decade…

1 час назад @ theverge.com
The biggest problem with Microsoft’s fractured TikTok deal
The biggest problem with Microsoft’s fractured TikTok deal The biggest problem with Microsoft’s fractured TikTok deal

Microsoft isn’t bidding for TikTok; it’s bidding for the portion of TikTok in four countries: the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

No one has ever split up a social network along regional lines, much less under threat of a national ban from the president.

Trump, ByteDance, and Microsoft have a lot to hash out over the next six weeks, but if they can’t solve that central problem, then none of it matters.

No one has ever acquired a regional section of a social network before, and peeling away the Microsoft-owned portion of TikTok will be harder than it looks.

As Tom Warren laid out yesterday, there would be lots of advantages for Microsoft in owning a social network, even a small, regi…

2 часа назад @ theverge.com
Google Play Music will begin shutting down in September
Google Play Music will begin shutting down in September Google Play Music will begin shutting down in September

Today, Google shared a detailed timeline for Google Play Music’s shutdown.

Google is making these big moves now that its YouTube Music service is in full swing as its replacement.

Google promised that it would give plenty of notice in advance of Play Music shutting down, so it’s making good on that.

You can continue to use the service until it shuts down, though if you get a new device with Android 10 loaded on, you’ll find YouTube Music pre-installed in place of Google Play Music.

As my colleague Chris Welch wrote in May when Google announced the transfer tool for YouTube Music:

2 часа назад @ theverge.com
The Motorola One Fusion Plus is coming to the US for $399
The Motorola One Fusion Plus is coming to the US for $399 The Motorola One Fusion Plus is coming to the US for $399

Motorola announced today that it’s bringing the previously international-only One Fusion Plus to the US, where the pop-up camera smartphone will cost $399 starting on August 5th.

The US version of the One Fusion Plus is identical to the international model.

Motorola has also announced a cheaper, less powerful version of the One Fusion Plus, the Motorola One Fusion, which ditches the pop-up camera for a teardrop-style notch, drops the processor down to a Snapdragon 710, and has a lower-quality 48-megapixel main camera.

The regular One Fusion is only set to be released in Latin America, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates for now.

The Motorola One Fusion Plus will be sold unlocked from…

3 часа назад @ theverge.com
Android’s ‘Nearby Share’ file sharing feature is finally launching
Android’s ‘Nearby Share’ file sharing feature is finally launching Android’s ‘Nearby Share’ file sharing feature is finally launching

It will finally be slightly easier to share files, images, links, and other content between Android devices.

Google is launching a new Android feature called “Nearby Share” that enables direct sharing between any device running Android 6 and up.

As with AirDrop, you can set your preferred visibility for Nearby Share to different levels of contacts: all, some, or stay hidden.

Nearby Share works between Android phones and will work with Chromebooks “in the coming months,” but it can’t share to iOS devices, Macs, or Windows machines.

Hopefully that won’t be a problem with Nearby Share.

3 часа назад @ theverge.com
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 event: all the latest rumors, news, and more
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 event: all the latest rumors, news, and more Samsung Galaxy Note 20 event: all the latest rumors, news, and more

On August 5th, Samsung is expected to unveil its latest Galaxy Note smartphone at a new Unpacked event.

Specifically, it looks like Samsung is getting ready to announce a successor to the Galaxy Fold called the Galaxy Z Fold 2, the Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatch, the Galaxy Tab S7 tablet, and a new pair of true wireless earbuds called the Galaxy Buds Live.

There’s also the Galaxy Note 20, which, is widely expected to come in two variants.

Its last event in February took place before the pandemic upended the old way of doing things.

Read on below for all of the important updates from Samsung’s latest smartphone launch.

3 часа назад @ theverge.com
T-Mobile switches on standalone 5G network, expands coverage by 30 percent
T-Mobile switches on standalone 5G network, expands coverage by 30 percent T-Mobile switches on standalone 5G network, expands coverage by 30 percent

T-Mobile says that it has officially switched on “the world’s first standalone 5G network,” allowing the company to maximize the use of its 600MHz 5G spectrum.

In all, the standalone launch brings 5G “to nearly 2,000 additional cities and towns.”That’s a decent bump for day one, but T-Mobile says standalone 5G is really about the future.

Some existing 5G smartphones on T-Mobile will work with the standalone 5G network.

T-Mobile’s competitors eventually plan to launch their own standalone 5G networks, though for now, they’re still on non-standalone (NSA).

Dish Network’s eventual 5G network will also be standalone since it has no existing 4G network to lean on.

3 часа назад @ theverge.com
Apple is not interested in buying TikTok
Apple is not interested in buying TikTok Apple is not interested in buying TikTok

Apple says it’s not interested in acquiring TikTok, despite an Axios report that named the company as a potential buyer for the embattled social network.

The company tells The Verge that there are no talks at present to acquire TikTok, and it has no plans to pursue such a deal.

Notably, Axios sourced the information to figures outside of Apple, who reportedly had knowledge of ongoing talks.

Microsoft announced on Sunday that it was in talks to buy TikTok’s operations in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, as guided by President Trump.

Such a deal would be unusual for Apple, which has been broadly critical of targeted advertising, a practice at the center of TikTok’s business.

4 часа назад @ theverge.com
Google is adding new homeschooling features to Assistant smart displays and speakers
Google is adding new homeschooling features to Assistant smart displays and speakers Google is adding new homeschooling features to Assistant smart displays and speakers

Google is expanding the capabilities of its Assistant on smart displays and speakers today to make it easier for families that are homeschooling their children during the pandemic.

Google is pitching the Family Bell as a way for families to announce when it’s time to start schooling or get ready for bed.

Now, you can specify which speakers or smart displays a Broadcast goes to, and that should prevent disturbing a sleeping child from the announcement.

You can hear about the animal of the day by saying “Hey Google, tell me about the animal of the day” to a Nest smart display or speaker.

All of these new features are rolling out to Nest Hub smart displays and Nest Home speakers starting today.

4 часа назад @ theverge.com
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The problem of underrepresented languages snowballs from data sets to NLP models
The problem of underrepresented languages snowballs from data sets to NLP models The problem of underrepresented languages snowballs from data sets to NLP models

A typical NLP pipeline involves gathering corpora, processing them into text, identifying language elements, training models, and using these models to answer specific questions.

The degree to which some languages are underrepresented in data sets is well-recognized, but the ways in which the effect is magnified throughout the NLP toolchain is less discussed, the researchers say.

But the single-language models retain performance advantages over the multilingual models, with both English and Chinese monolingual models performing 3% better than the combined English-Chinese model.

For example, there are approximately:1.12 million Wikipedia articles in Chinese for a total of 0.94 articles per 1…

57 минут назад @ venturebeat.com
Apple replaces key marketing SVP Phil Schiller with Greg Joswiak
Apple replaces key marketing SVP Phil Schiller with Greg Joswiak Apple replaces key marketing SVP Phil Schiller with Greg Joswiak

Today, Apple announced that longtime marketing VP Greg Joswiak will replace Schiller in the role, and Schiller will become an Apple Fellow, leading the company’s events and App Store for “as long as they will have me.”It’s hard to overstate Schiller’s importance to Apple during the eras of CEOs Jobs and Tim Cook, both behind the scenes and in front of cameras.

As contrasted with operational wizard Cook, Schiller evoked a Jobs-like sense of California cool, and is credited by Apple with guiding both products and marketing for the past 30 years.

In 2015, he took over responsibility for the App Store from iCloud chief Eddy Cue in an apparent effort to address developer concerns over the iPhone…

1 час назад @ venturebeat.com
Call of Duty: Warzone Season Five opens up the stadium to combat
Call of Duty: Warzone Season Five opens up the stadium to combat Call of Duty: Warzone Season Five opens up the stadium to combat

Call of Duty: Warzone Season Five features gameplay changes such as a major change to the center of the map, as players will now be able to play inside the map’s stadium.

Players will now be able to fight and maneuver inside the stadium in the first major change to the map since the battle royale debuted in March.

Aided by shelter-in-place rules, Warzone was downloaded more than 60 million times in its first two months.

The multiplayer maps include the Petrov Oil Rig, where you fight on the oil rig in a 6-versus-6 multiplayer battle.

The Mini Royale mode reduces the number of players (from a max of 150) but quickens the battle royale fight.

2 часа назад @ venturebeat.com
Microsoft researchers claim ‘state-of-the-art’ biomedical NLP model
Microsoft researchers claim ‘state-of-the-art’ biomedical NLP model Microsoft researchers claim ‘state-of-the-art’ biomedical NLP model

In a paper published on the preprint server Arxiv.org, Micorosft researchers propose an AI technique they call domain-specific language model pretraining for biomedical natural language processing (NLP).

In specialized domains like biomedicine, when training an NLP model, previous studies have shown domain-specific data sets can deliver accuracy gains.

Building on this, they show domain-specific pretraining of a biomedical NLP model outperforms the pretraining of generic language models, demonstrating that mixed-domain pretraining isn’t always the right approach.

To facilitate their work, the researchers conducted comparisons of modeling for pretraining and task-specific fine-tuning by thei…

2 часа назад @ venturebeat.com
Microsoft has paid security researchers $13.7 million for bug bounties in 12 months
Microsoft has paid security researchers $13.7 million for bug bounties in 12 months Microsoft has paid security researchers $13.7 million for bug bounties in 12 months

Microsoft today announced it has paid out $13.7 million in bug bounties to 327 security researchers in the past year.

Microsoft noted that it launched six new bug bounty programs and two new research grants this year.

Rewarding security researchers with bounties costs a business peanuts compared to paying for a serious security snafu.

Over the past 12 months, Microsoft received 1,226 eligible vulnerability reports across its 15 bug bounty programs.

Google, which is well known for its bug bounty programs, has paid $21 million over nine years — the company started paying bug bounties in November 2010.

3 часа назад @ venturebeat.com
Kite brings its AI-powered code completions to Jupyter notebooks
Kite brings its AI-powered code completions to Jupyter notebooks Kite brings its AI-powered code completions to Jupyter notebooks

Kite, which suggests code snippets for developers in real time, today debuted integration with JupyterLab and support for teams using JupyterHub.

Data scientists can now get code completions powered by Kite’s deep learning, which is trained on over 25 million open-source Python files, as they type in Jupyter notebooks.

JupyterLabJupyterLab already offers native code completions, but they are sorted alphabetically and have no documentation.

Kite taps into Jupyter kernel completions so they show up automatically as you type.

The startup says it contributed to the Jupyter completions API and completions interface via four pull requests and 87 commits, making it easier to build plugins for Jupy…

3 часа назад @ venturebeat.com
Jobs of the week: Game Engineer, Growth Marketing Manager, Video Game Software Tester
Jobs of the week: Game Engineer, Growth Marketing Manager, Video Game Software Tester Jobs of the week: Game Engineer, Growth Marketing Manager, Video Game Software Tester

Product Manager, Uber Eats.

As a Product Manager for Uber Eats Subscriptions, you’ll play a key role in better engaging and retaining eaters over time.

How can you ensure that Uber Eats is their food delivery platform of choice?

How can Uber Rides and Uber Eats build long term loyalty together?

As the product manager for this team, you’ll work with your Engineering, Data Science, and Design counterparts to transform your strategy into a subscriptions product scaled across the globe.

3 часа назад @ venturebeat.com
Apple boosts iMac with 10th-gen Intel Core CPUs, nano-textured glass
Apple boosts iMac with 10th-gen Intel Core CPUs, nano-textured glass Apple boosts iMac with 10th-gen Intel Core CPUs, nano-textured glass

Apple has, however, introduced a matte glass option for the new iMac using nano-textured glass — a feature debuted in the Pro Display XDR last year.

The new 27-inch iMac also improves upon its predecessor’s performance.

For $1,999, users can get a 6-core 3.3GHz Intel Core i5 version with a peak single-core speed of 4.8GHz, while a $1,799 model has a 3.1GHz 6-core Intel Core i5 with 4.5GHz turbo speed, upgradeable to the 10-core i9 for $500.

The new 27-inch iMacs are available to order from Apple’s online store today.

Slightly tweaked 21.5-inch iMacs and iMac Pros can also be ordered today, but with delivery dates in mid to late August.

4 часа назад @ venturebeat.com
EU launches antitrust probe into Google’s $2.1 billion Fitbit bid
EU launches antitrust probe into Google’s $2.1 billion Fitbit bid EU launches antitrust probe into Google’s $2.1 billion Fitbit bid

(Reuters) — Alphabet unit Googles bid to take on Apple and Samsung in the wearable technology market by buying Fitbit hit a hurdle today as EU antitrust regulators launched an investigation into the $2.1 billion deal.

The move by the European Commission came despite Google pledging last month not to use the fitness tracker’s data for advertising purposes in a bid to address competition concerns.

The EU antitrust enforcer said the deal would further entrench Google’s dominance in online advertising and that Google’s data pledge was insufficient to allay its worries.

“The data collected via wrist-worn wearable devices appears, at this stage of the Commission’s review of the transaction, to be…

4 часа назад @ venturebeat.com
Starfinder is an interactive Alexa voice game starring Laura Bailey
Starfinder is an interactive Alexa voice game starring Laura Bailey Starfinder is an interactive Alexa voice game starring Laura Bailey

Amazon is launching Starfinder, an interactive Alexa game featuring the voice actors Laura Bailey (of The Last of Us Part II) and Nathan Fillion.

The first three episodes of Starfinder are available starting today on any Alexa-enabled device, including Amazon Echo, Fire TV, and the Alexa mobile app.

In the game, a deserted mining ship emerges from hyperspace at Absalom Station, towing a mysterious asteroid behind it.

You can get started by simply saying “Alexa, play the Starfinder game.” I know that because I tried to say, “Alexa, Starfinder game” and it wouldn’t start.

But you don’t have to know that to play the Alexa game.

5 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
GDC Summer offers 112 virtual sessions for 7,500 attendees
GDC Summer offers 112 virtual sessions for 7,500 attendees GDC Summer offers 112 virtual sessions for 7,500 attendees

The Game Developers Conference got derailed as a physical event in March because of the pandemic, but the virtual version will happen over the next three days with 112 sessions for 7,500 attendees.

The event runs from August 4 to August 6, starting at 6 a.m. Pacific time to accommodate international attendees.

But the GDC had more time to plan this week’s event, with talks from leaders at Disney, Niantic, Microsoft, Sony, EA, and Blizzard.

Eve Crevoshay, executive director of Take This, will give a talk on mental health awareness for game developers.

As for next year’s GDC, Stern said she didn’t know what would happen yet.

5 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Firefox 79 clears redirect tracking cookies every 24 hours
Firefox 79 clears redirect tracking cookies every 24 hours Firefox 79 clears redirect tracking cookies every 24 hours

While the company technically launched Firefox 79 for Windows, Mac, and Linux last week, it only unveiled its marquee feature today.

Firefox 79 by default blocks redirect tracking, also known as bounce tracking, and adds a handful of new developer features.

Enhanced Tracking Protection 2.0Before we dive into Enhanced Tracking Protection 2.0, which is rolling out over the next couple weeks to protect against redirect tracking, it’s important to look at the foundation it is built on.

Firefox 70 followed in October with cross-site tracking cookies from sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn blocked under the Standard setting.

Redirect trackingSince enabling Enhanced Tracking Protection by …

6 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets over 100 Project xCloud games on September 15
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets over 100 Project xCloud games on September 15 Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets over 100 Project xCloud games on September 15

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will get access to over 100 games via the Project xCloud streaming service starting September 15, Microsoft announced today.

This means that those paying the $15 a month for Game Pass Ultimate will be able to play these 100-plus Xbox games on their Android phones or tablets, all thanks to cloud gaming technology.

This further increases the value of Game Pass Ultimate, which gives members access to a library of downloadable Xbox and PC games.

Xbox Games Pass has over 10 million subscribers as of April.

The Project xCloud support will be available in 22 countries, including the U.S. and United Kingdom.

6 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
Isima emerges from stealth with $10 million to apply intelligence to real-time data
Isima emerges from stealth with $10 million to apply intelligence to real-time data Isima emerges from stealth with $10 million to apply intelligence to real-time data

Startup Isima today emerged from stealth with $10 million in funding to launch a data convergence platform called BiOS.

IDC expects the global big data analytics market to be worth $274.3 billion by 2022, and Forbes found in 2017 that over 50% of companies were adopting big data.

Entrepreneur notes that businesses using big data experience a profit increase of 8-10%, on average.

But obstacles remain, with 40.3% of respondents to a Statista survey suggesting big data usage was held up by a lack of organizational agility.

With BiOS, organizations can collate business intelligence and AI-driven applications into a single platform to derive insights from real-time data.

6 часов назад @ venturebeat.com
T-Mobile launches world’s first nationwide standalone 5G network
T-Mobile launches world’s first nationwide standalone 5G network T-Mobile launches world’s first nationwide standalone 5G network

Today, T-Mobile announced it has taken the second step by launching the “world’s first nationwide standalone 5G network,” a change it says will improve 5G performance, as well as substantially expanding its U.S. 5G coverage.

Unlike “non-standalone 5G,” which combines new 5G radios with an older 4G network core, standalone 5G is next-generation through and through, enabling carriers to deliver even faster data speeds alongside a wider array of 5G-specific network features.

Though T-Mobile will continue to operate non-standalone and standalone 5G networks during its transition to full 5G, phones connected to standalone 5G won’t need to simultaneously use their LTE and 5G radios, which will im…

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Firefox adds protections against redirect tracking
Firefox adds protections against redirect tracking Firefox adds protections against redirect tracking

According to Mozilla, Firefox 79 can now block a new technique called "redirect tracking."

This way, even if advertisers employ redirect tracking, users will have a brand new identity each day, preventing companies from linking previous activity to a unique user profile.

While currently only active for Firefox 79 users, Mozilla said ETP 2.0 would eventually roll out to all users within the next few weeks.

However, Mozilla says that blocking redirect tracking won't be active for all known ad tech companies.

Additional details about redirect tracking are available on the MDN developer network.

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Iranian hacker group becomes first known APT to weaponize DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)
Iranian hacker group becomes first known APT to weaponize DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) Iranian hacker group becomes first known APT to weaponize DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH)

Read MoreAn Iranian hacking group known as Oilrig has become the first publicly known threat actor to incorporate the DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) protocol in its attacks.

As its name hints, the tool can transfer data between two points using classic DNS requests, but it can also use the newer DoH protocol.

Oilrig is most likely using DoH as an exfiltration channel to avoid having its activities detected or monitored while moving stolen data.

This is because the DoH protocol is currently an ideal exfiltration channel for two primary reasons.

But while Oilrig is the first publicly reported APT to use DoH, it is now the first malware operation to do so, in general.

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Microsoft goes big in security bug bounties: Its $13.7m is double Google's 2019 payouts
Microsoft goes big in security bug bounties: Its $13.7m is double Google's 2019 payouts Microsoft goes big in security bug bounties: Its $13.7m is double Google's 2019 payouts

After Windows 10 upgrade, use this checklist to ensure safety and privacy Watch NowMicrosoft has revealed it has awarded security researchers $13.7m for reporting bugs in Microsoft software since July last year.

The Redmond company has 15 bug-bounty programs through which researchers netted $13.7m between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.

"The researchers who devote time to uncovering and reporting security issues before adversaries can exploit them have earned our collective respect and gratitude," said members of the Microsoft Security Response Center in a blogpost.

Microsoft's total annual bug-bounty payouts are now much larger than Google's awards for security flaws in its software, which…

3 часа назад @ zdnet.com
Android launches Nearby Share for easy content sharing
Android launches Nearby Share for easy content sharing Android launches Nearby Share for easy content sharing

Google on Tuesday started rolling out Nearby Share, a new Android feature -- akin to Apple's AirDrop -- that lets users easily share content across devices.

Nearby Share is rolling out Tuesday to select Google Pixel and Samsung devices running Android 6+.

When a user wants to share a file, link or picture, they can tap on the Android share icon and choose a nearby recipient.

They can also adjust the privacy settings, so they're hidden from all Nearby Share users, only visible to their contacts or only visible to some contacts.

Google will roll out the feature to more Android smartphones over the coming weeks and eventually bring it to Chromebooks.

3 часа назад @ zdnet.com
Apple revamps its 27-inch iMac, iMac Pro, 21.5-inch iMac
Apple revamps its 27-inch iMac, iMac Pro, 21.5-inch iMac Apple revamps its 27-inch iMac, iMac Pro, 21.5-inch iMac

Apple revamped its 27-inch iMac with new Intel processors, AMD graphics and upgrades across the board.

The 27-inch iMac starts at $1,799 and Apple also updated the iMac Pro as well as the 21.5-inch iMac.

Apple's 27-inch iMac is likely to be the workhorse, but the iMac Pro, which has Intel Xeon processors and a $4,999 price tag, may also garner a look.

Core additions to the 27-inch iMac include:The latest 6- and 8-core 10th generation Intel processors.

iMac Pro has up to a 10-core processor option.

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Red Hat changes certification rules in response to the coronavirus pandemic
Red Hat changes certification rules in response to the coronavirus pandemic Red Hat changes certification rules in response to the coronavirus pandemic

First, if you already have a Red Hat certification, which would expire between March 17, 2020, and December 31, 2020, it's been extended to January 1, 2021.

Ansible is the automation framework used by multiple Red Hat products, so Red Hat Certified Engineers have a head start on automating other products in the catalog beyond Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Application Development exam (EX288V42K)This exam tests the ability to deploy existing applications in a Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform environment.

Just like normal passed exams, these will count towards achieving Red Hat's top certification: The Red Hat Certified Architect.

When we certify some…

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AMD adds two new entry-level laptop processors
AMD adds two new entry-level laptop processors AMD adds two new entry-level laptop processors

AMD has added two new mobile chips to its lineup, bolstering its entry-level portfolio.

The two chips are the AMD 3015e and 3020e.

AMD 3015eGraphics Model: AMD Radeon Graphics# of CPU Cores: 2# of Threads: 4Max Boost Clock: Up to 2.3GHzBase Clock: 1.2GHzDefault TDP/TDP: 6WAMD 3020eGraphics Model: AMD Radeon Graphics# of CPU Cores: 2# of Threads: 2Max Boost Clock: Up to 2.6GHzBase Clock: 1.2GHzDefault TDP/TDP: 6WMust read: Does this accessory damage your MacBook?

In addition to AMD silicon, these Lenovo laptops feature great battery life, including a Quick Charge feature that can provide up to 80 percent recharge after an hour of charge.

Available in September 2020, Lenovo 100e 2nd Gen with …

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Best Buy taps Google Cloud in latest digital transformation play
Best Buy taps Google Cloud in latest digital transformation play Best Buy taps Google Cloud in latest digital transformation play

Best Buy is turning to Google Cloud as part of its ongoing digital transformation strategy.

After unifying its data, Best Buy will then use Google's analytics, machine learning and AI models to develop new retail services across channels.

For more than a year now, Google Cloud has been building up an enterprise customer-focused strategy, with the aim to make Google Cloud "the easiest cloud provider to do business with," according to Google Cloud chief Thomas Kurian.

In its most recent financial report, Best Buy said first quarter online revenue was $3.34 billion, up 155.4% from a year ago.

Last year Microsoft announced a retail-as-a-service (RaaS) partnership with supermarket chain Kroger, …

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The ultimate in working from home: Amazon's engineers are building robots in their garages
The ultimate in working from home: Amazon's engineers are building robots in their garages The ultimate in working from home: Amazon's engineers are building robots in their garages

Instead of working in sleek labs, Amazon's engineers have effectively resorted to re-arranging their homes and garages to accommodate the development of the sophisticated piece of technology the Scout bot is promising to be.

And to make sure that Scout bots ever reach the next stage of development, Amazon's team had to work their way around the new restrictions suddenly imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new Scout bot has now been assembled and debugged by Gorges, all from the comfort from his own home.

In Boulder, Colorado, for example, Amazon's Canvas robotics team set up a system to safely transfer physical prototypes from one team member to the next when a Zoom call wouldn't cut it.

5 часов назад @ zdnet.com
Ransomware: The tricks used by WastedLocker to make it one of the most dangerous cyber threats
Ransomware: The tricks used by WastedLocker to make it one of the most dangerous cyber threats Ransomware: The tricks used by WastedLocker to make it one of the most dangerous cyber threats

WastedLocker is thought to be the work of Evil Corp, a Russian hacking crew and one of the world's most prolific cyber criminal groups.

The author of the WastedLocker ransomware constructed a sequence of manoeuvres meant to confuse and evade behavior-based anti-ransomware solutions, according to the report.

"It's really interesting what it's doing with mapping in Windows to bypass anti-ransomware tools," said Chester Wisniewski, principal research scientist at Sophos.

"If they get admin credentials, they can VPN in, they can disable the security tools.

By applying these security practices, organisations can help stay protected against WastedLocker and other threats – but until these securit…

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Lauco 8-in-1 world's smallest 100W USB-C wireless charging hub
Lauco 8-in-1 world's smallest 100W USB-C wireless charging hub Lauco 8-in-1 world's smallest 100W USB-C wireless charging hub

Need a USB-C hub that can turn a single port into a multitude of ports?

The Lauco 100W USB-C wireless charging hub is the hub for you.

For fast wireless charging it is recommended to connect it to a 45W PD charger, otherwise charging reduced to 5W.

For more information on the Lauco 8-in-1 USB-C wireless charging hub, click here.

Lauco Hub will be launched on Kickstarter at August 6.

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Tesla owner banned from driving after crash – and it's not over Autopilot
Tesla owner banned from driving after crash – and it's not over Autopilot Tesla owner banned from driving after crash – and it's not over Autopilot

New Autopilot feature will let Tesla cars handle red lights and stop signs Watch NowA German court has fined and banned a Tesla owner from driving for one month after a crash that happened while the driver was using the car's built-in touchscreen dashboard to adjust windshield-wiper settings.

It therefore found him in breach of road-traffic regulations designed to stop people being distracted by their phones while driving.

The decision, made in the Karlsruhe district court, involved a non-fatal crash in heavy rain on a federal highway.

As the court noted, the Tesla driver could turn on the wiper from the steering wheel, just as on most cars.

As noted by Golem, the driver is held responsible…

6 часов назад @ zdnet.com
Software developers: How plans to automate coding could mean big changes ahead
Software developers: How plans to automate coding could mean big changes ahead Software developers: How plans to automate coding could mean big changes ahead

Called machine programming, the field that the researchers are looking at is concerned with automating software development.

But the long-term goal of machine programming goes even further than assisting software development as it stands today.

Machine programming will always require some data in the form of code, and professionals to manage the more specialized aspects of programming.

"When machine programming is fully realized, we believe it will not eliminate jobs, but instead create them – possibly millions of them," said Gottschlich.

Intel and MIT's labs are examining those philosophical and ethical questions at the same time as they are addressing the technical challenges posed by mac…

7 часов назад @ zdnet.com
Apache Cassandra’s road to the cloud
Apache Cassandra’s road to the cloud Apache Cassandra’s road to the cloud

With 4.0 pretty feature-complete, has the time come for the Apache community to tackle extending the open source platform to the cloud?

And don't forget Instaclustr, which has been running its own managed Apache Cassandra services in the cloud for at least the last 5 – 6 years.

So, the question could be asked, why should the Apache open source Cassandra project get involved if cloud services are already available?

Secondly, DataStax is seeking to realign with the open source Apache community after years of estrangement.

Of course, the Apache Cassandra community had to get its own house in order first.

7 часов назад @ zdnet.com
Pandemic to IT: 'Do more with less!'
Pandemic to IT:  'Do more with less!' Pandemic to IT: 'Do more with less!'

latest developments Coronavirus: Business and technology in a pandemic From cancelled conferences to disrupted supply chains, not a corner of the global economy is immune to the spread of COVID-19.

Read MoreA radical rethinking of work arrangements and growing reliance on technology amid workforce contractions are putting incredible pressure on IT during the pandemic.

Those are the grim (but probably familiar) findings from a new survey released by Apptio detailing the shifting business priorities during the pandemic.

The survey is anecdotal, taking into account responses from 100 leaders in senior technology positions, but it reflects a generally understood truth in the sector: The pandemi…

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The longtime head of marketing will become an Apple Fellow but will continue to lead the App Store and Apple events.
The longtime head of marketing will become an Apple Fellow but will continue to lead the App Store and Apple events. The longtime head of marketing will become an Apple Fellow but will continue to lead the App Store and Apple events.

Apple announced the change in a blog post Tuesday and named Greg Joswiak as his replacement.

Schiller's new title will be Apple Fellow, though he'll continue to lead the App Store and Apple Events.

Joswiak had been the head of product marketing for four years before stepping into Schiller's shoes as the new head of Worldwide Marketing.

Joswiak has been with Apple's marketing team in some capacity for 20 years.

Schiller's most recent accomplishment as head of marketing was turning Apple's popular annual developer conference, WWDC, into an all-digital affair this summer.

1 час назад @ cnet.com
The deal gives Amazon a 16% stake in the food delivery company.
The deal gives Amazon a 16% stake in the food delivery company. The deal gives Amazon a 16% stake in the food delivery company.

Angela Lang/CNETAmazon's minority investment in Deliveroo won the approval of the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) approved on Tuesday.

The deal will give Amazon 16% stake in the UK-based food delivery company, a figure that the CMA believes won't reduce competition.

"We have not found this to be the case given the scale of Amazon's current investment, but if it were to increase its shareholding in Deliveroo, that could trigger a further investigation by the CMA."

The CMA paused Amazon's investment in the meal-delivery service last year amid concerns that a merger would reduce consumer choice and break competition rules.

The decision to clear Amazon's investment comes a week aft…

2 часа назад @ cnet.com
Visa's Kevin Phelan talks about how payments are changing for both shoppers and small businesses.
Visa's Kevin Phelan talks about how payments are changing for both shoppers and small businesses. Visa's Kevin Phelan talks about how payments are changing for both shoppers and small businesses.

Sarah Tew/CNETOne of the changes greatly accelerated by COVID-19 is how we deal with the physical act of paying for things.

Contactless payment is now a must-have for every brick and mortar store, take-out restaurant or farmers market.

Nobody took contactless," Phelan says.

"Many of them, literally in March, really had that fundamental choice -- Do I stay with the way I used to do things or pivot into the new way?"

Both safety concerns and economic realities are driving this shift, Phelan says.

7 часов назад @ cnet.com
A San Francisco-based company called Formant is giving you -- yes, anybody -- the opportunity to take Spot the robot for a walk, remotely.
A San Francisco-based company called Formant is giving you -- yes, anybody -- the opportunity to take Spot the robot for a walk, remotely. A San Francisco-based company called Formant is giving you -- yes, anybody -- the opportunity to take Spot the robot for a walk, remotely.

A San Francisco-based company called Formant is giving you -- yes, anybody -- the opportunity to take Spot the robot for a walk, remotely.

7 часов назад @ cnet.com
China's challenge to Boeing and Airbus is off to a slow start, but the country has long-term goals in mind.
China's challenge to Boeing and Airbus is off to a slow start, but the country has long-term goals in mind. China's challenge to Boeing and Airbus is off to a slow start, but the country has long-term goals in mind.

The Comac C919 that soared into the sky over eastern China that day wasn't trying to set any records in size or speed or to demonstrate amazing new aviation technologies to the world.

But through its manufacturer Comac, China is pushing ahead to a bigger aviation future, even if it takes a generation.

In building the C919, Comac is focusing along a narrow, purely nationalistic line where the experience of building the jet is what's important, says Richard Aboulafia, an aviation analyst with the Teal Group in Washington, D.C., who calls the C919 a "national jet."

Though it entered service in 2016, only about 30 of the 90-seat aircraft have been delivered to a handful of Chinese airlines.

At …

7 часов назад @ cnet.com
Visa's new small business survey shows how everyone from farmers to shopkeepers is ditching cash for safer payments.
Visa's new small business survey shows how everyone from farmers to shopkeepers is ditching cash for safer payments. Visa's new small business survey shows how everyone from farmers to shopkeepers is ditching cash for safer payments.

Visa's new small business survey shows how everyone from farmers to shopkeepers is ditching cash for safer payments.

7 часов назад @ cnet.com
Today's major tech headlines include Microsoft's continued pursuit into purchasing TikTok, reviews of the Google Pixel 4A and Google's partnership with ADT that will likely see the home security company installing Nest devices in customers' homes.
Today's major tech headlines include Microsoft's continued pursuit into purchasing TikTok, reviews of the Google Pixel 4A and Google's partnership with ADT that will likely see the home security company installing Nest devices in customers' homes. Today's major tech headlines include Microsoft's continued pursuit into purchasing TikTok, reviews of the Google Pixel 4A and Google's partnership with ADT that will likely see the home security company installing Nest devices in customers' homes.

Today's major tech headlines include Microsoft's continued pursuit into purchasing TikTok, reviews of the Google Pixel 4A and Google's partnership with ADT that will likely see the home security company installing Nest devices in customers' homes.

8 часов назад @ cnet.com
According to Reuters, a scene from The Empire Strikes Back inspired the lead researcher at the National University of Singapore to create an electronic skin that can feel.
According to Reuters, a scene from The Empire Strikes Back inspired the lead researcher at the National University of Singapore to create an electronic skin that can feel. According to Reuters, a scene from The Empire Strikes Back inspired the lead researcher at the National University of Singapore to create an electronic skin that can feel.

The electronic skin, known as known as Asynchronous Coded Electronic Skin (ACES), is made up of a network of sensors connected via a single electrical conductor.

"So by recreating an artificial version of the skin, for their prosthetic devices, they can hold a hand and feel the warmth and feel that it is soft, how hard are they holding the hand."

ACES was first developed in 2019, but in July this year the NUS team demonstrated how it can help robots become smarter when equipped with their electronic skin and vision sensors.

This isn't the first futuristic skin that Dr. Tee and his team have created.

Last March, they unveiled a self-healing, stretchable skin that could allow humans to better…

12 часов назад @ cnet.com
The video is selectively slowed down and spliced together, fact checkers said in a report.
The video is selectively slowed down and spliced together, fact checkers said in a report. The video is selectively slowed down and spliced together, fact checkers said in a report.

Getty ImagesThird party fact checkers working in partnership with Facebook said a newly viral video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been altered to make her speech appear slurred, giving her the appearance of being intoxicated.

The video has been seen more than 2.5 million teams and now carries a label of "partly false."

It's not the first time an altered video of Pelosi has appeared on the social media platform.

Another video from May of 2019 took a similar technique of slowing down parts of the congresswoman's speech to make her appear drunk.

In reality, Pelosi tore up a copy of Trump's State of the Union speech after he addressed lawmakers that month.

20 часов назад @ cnet.com
The lawsuit, alleging patent infringement, could have an impact on whether Apple can sell its products in China.
The lawsuit, alleging patent infringement, could have an impact on whether Apple can sell its products in China. The lawsuit, alleging patent infringement, could have an impact on whether Apple can sell its products in China.

Jason Cipriani/CNETA Chinese AI company on Monday hit Apple with a massive lawsuit over purported patent infringement.

This lawsuit is not the first run-in the two companies have over this particular patent.

Xiao-i originally lodged its complaint in 2012, but Apple filed a request to have the patent invalidated.

Xiao-i is using this latest decision as fuel to renew its original patent infringement claim.

The company, which specializes in natural language processing, said it filed the formal lawsuit with Shanghai High People's Court.

1 день, 5 часов назад @ cnet.com
Auto-recording and livestreaming features may help, but experts say the problems with body-worn cameras go beyond the tech.
Auto-recording and livestreaming features may help, but experts say the problems with body-worn cameras go beyond the tech. Auto-recording and livestreaming features may help, but experts say the problems with body-worn cameras go beyond the tech.

Getty ImagesToday's top-of-the-line bodycams don't require a law enforcement officer to press Record.

That level of tech isn't widely adopted yet by police nationally, though departments are taking a closer look in light of ongoing protests calling for police reform.

Political leaders are under pressure to address police brutality and racial bias in law enforcement, and more governments are turning to body cameras as a solution.

Six years later, it's estimated that half the nation's law enforcement officers wear cameras.

The real problems lie elsewhere: costs, getting officers to use them, and access to footage.

1 день, 6 часов назад @ cnet.com
Are body cameras making a difference? We explain how they work, what they cost and why they're not the cure-all many had hoped would improve police behavior and accountability to help built community trust.
Are body cameras making a difference? We explain how they work, what they cost and why they're not the cure-all many had hoped would improve police behavior and accountability to help built community trust. Are body cameras making a difference? We explain how they work, what they cost and why they're not the cure-all many had hoped would improve police behavior and accountability to help built community trust.

Are body cameras making a difference? We explain how they work, what they cost and why they're not the cure-all many had hoped would improve police behavior and accountability to help built community trust.

1 день, 7 часов назад @ cnet.com
In today's top stories, Microsoft is set to continue discussions over its potential acquisition of TikTok, SpaceX Crew Dragon splashes down in the Gulf of Mexico and Egypt responds to Elon Musk tweeting about aliens.
In today's top stories, Microsoft is set to continue discussions over its potential acquisition of TikTok, SpaceX Crew Dragon splashes down in the Gulf of Mexico and Egypt responds to Elon Musk tweeting about aliens. In today's top stories, Microsoft is set to continue discussions over its potential acquisition of TikTok, SpaceX Crew Dragon splashes down in the Gulf of Mexico and Egypt responds to Elon Musk tweeting about aliens.

In today's top stories, Microsoft is set to continue discussions over its potential acquisition of TikTok, SpaceX Crew Dragon splashes down in the Gulf of Mexico and Egypt responds to Elon Musk tweeting about aliens.

1 день, 9 часов назад @ cnet.com
Why we're about to ruin the only good part of lockdown, how China used censorship to hide the coronavirus truth, and a peek into the hidden world of competitive lockpicking.
Why we're about to ruin the only good part of lockdown, how China used censorship to hide the coronavirus truth, and a peek into the hidden world of competitive lockpicking. Why we're about to ruin the only good part of lockdown, how China used censorship to hide the coronavirus truth, and a peek into the hidden world of competitive lockpicking.

It was a big week for Big Tech, which was in the hot seat Wednesday for a historic antitrust hearing on Capitol Hill.

Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook execs took harsh questions from hostile House subcommittee members about alleged predatory business practices, theft of digital content and aggressive copying and purchasing of competing businesses.

Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google had a historic showdown with Congress.

Getty ImagesA Chinese tech company owns TikTok, and US politicians worry that the Chinese government could use the app to spy on people and spread propaganda.

Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty ImagesCommentary: It's hard for Apple, Amazon, Google …

3 дня, 7 часов назад @ cnet.com
This week's big tech headlines include Congress questioning the world's most powerful tech companies and Apple confirming the next iPhone will be later than expected.
This week's big tech headlines include Congress questioning the world's most powerful tech companies and Apple confirming the next iPhone will be later than expected. This week's big tech headlines include Congress questioning the world's most powerful tech companies and Apple confirming the next iPhone will be later than expected.

This week's big tech headlines include Congress questioning the world's most powerful tech companies and Apple confirming the next iPhone will be later than expected.

3 дня, 8 часов назад @ cnet.com
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Watch: Deepfakes Jay-Z raps the Navy SEAL copypasta meme to live jazz music
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Google Play Music will officially abdicate to YouTube Music by December
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The kids aren’t alright
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Apple just gave the 27-inch iMac a major spec bump and a matte display option
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UK ditches visa algorithm accused of creating ‘speedy boarding for white people’
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Roborock’s S6 MaxV robot vacuum is too smart to do the dirty work
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Bitfinex offers $400M reward for return of $1.3B in stolen Bitcoin
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Hey Google, can you sort out the Docs iPad app please?
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Ewan McGregor rides an electric Harley length of South America in new Apple TV+ show
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Apple hit with $1.43B Siri patent lawsuit from Chinese AI firm
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Satoshi Nakaboto: ‘Twitter hacker who owns 300 Bitcoins has bail set for $725K’
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Best Competency With Artificial Intelligence is by Having Intelligent Experience
Best Competency With Artificial Intelligence is by Having Intelligent Experience Best Competency With Artificial Intelligence is by Having Intelligent Experience

There is a day-to-day struggle in businesses currently using artificial intelligence, which is made more difficult because of sequential technologies.

Examination; Plug OpportunityProcesses of Artificial Intelligence are making significant progress in reducing several walks of life problems.

As of a rule, the cost of Artificial Intelligence requires intelligence on the work being done for proactive development.

However, if Artificial intelligence claims to be a plug-and-play canned legacy, you need to be highly suspicious.

The power of artificial intelligence needs a hard edge at business processes and the majority of resources.

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Technology Trends that are Emerging Post-Pandemic
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Here are the technology trends that are emerging post-pandemic.

The technologies including virtual meetings, cloud technology, digital identity verification tools, face recognition technology, and virtual private networks (VPNs) are supporting remote work.

Needless to say, digital technology trends can harness reduced human interactions, increased productivity, automation, and simplifies lives while containing the virus.

By embracing emerging technologies, businesses can better position themselves in the post-COVID-19 business landscape that lies ahead.

To keep their companies on course, now and in the future, its high time businesses understand the importance of the technology trends parad…

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How Robotic Process Automation Can Revolutionize How Startups Manage Data and Empower Employees
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Robotic process automation (RPA) has been identified by many entrepreneurs as an essential tool in optimizing business processes in a cost-effective manner.

Image: Tractica)The future is clearly bright for RPA technology and startups looking to manage large volumes of data without committing too much time and money to the challenge.

The significance of automation is that it can accelerate the growth of small businesses in a way that wasn’t possible before.

Process mining can aid companies in gaining a stronger understanding of the processes involved in the actions that RPA undertakes.

Reallocations also allow staff to take more time in their work, creating more creative solutions, and apply…

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10 Best Artificial Intelligence Software
10 Best Artificial Intelligence Software 10 Best Artificial Intelligence Software

Progressive utilization of Artificial Intelligence software in the market for computerization of the procedures, programming, and other purposes has become common.

Here is my personal list of the ten best artificial intelligence software.

Best Artificial Intelligence SoftwareDesigned specifically for the facial analysis of individuals, Deep Vision is a perfect AI solution for safety, security, and business intelligence.

Infosys Nia is a highly rated business Intelligence software that can collect info from legacy systems, people, and processes.

In a nutshell, it can be said that Artificial intelligence (AI) has turned into the main element of business software.

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How Can AI and ML Transform the Way We Read and Understand Data?
How Can AI and ML Transform the Way We Read and Understand Data? How Can AI and ML Transform the Way We Read and Understand Data?

How you understand the data and interpret the data into business decisions has a direct impact on your business conversion and growth.

For a more precise understanding of data, today we have artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies on our side.

We need to understand the impact of AI and ML technologies have in shaping our understanding and capability to interpret data.

AI can dig the available user data deeper and fetch out relevant patterns and insights that can be further utilized for data-driven decision making personalization.

On the other hand, AI-based business data analysis can work hand in hand with big data analytics.

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How Can a Startup Compete with Big Companies
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Let’s take a look at how startups can compete with big companies.

Small companies need to adopt newer technologies faster than the big guys.

How can a startup compete with big companies through an app?

That’s why they are more likely to choose an underdog over a big player who had it all way easier.

Here are some simple and quite obvious tips on how to compete with big brands through your service:Always attend to your customers quickly.

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Examples of Failure in Artificial Intelligence
Examples of Failure in Artificial Intelligence Examples of Failure in Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is groundbreaking and, at times, still quite mind blowing.

6 Examples of AI FailuresWe don’t want AI to be perfect.

The fact that AI can still experience failures and lead to unintended consequences is somewhat refreshing (when you’re a couple of steps removed from the failure).

And the more failure there is today, the more growth and improvement will occur – ultimately leading the way to a more perfect and complete industry.

Here are some of the top examples of AI failure over the past few years:Microsoft AI Chatbot Learns Some Unbecoming LanguageAI chatbots have sort of become the norm on social media and other websites.

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8 Mistakes Keeping You from Landing Your Dream Coding Job
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Here are eight mistakes that are keeping you from landing your dream coding job.

Landing Your Dream Coding JobI hear the same complaint come up again and again.

If so, there’s a good chance one of these eight mistakes is keeping you from landing your dream coding job.

#8: You Need to SpecializeTo get your first job, you just need to know the most popular coding languages, but if you don’t eventually specialize, you’ll never advance to your dream job.

Look up job postings for your dream job to identify the languages you need to learn, and then start studying in your free time.

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7 Best Tools to Create a Highly Productive Work Environment
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Here are the seven best tools to create a highly productive work environment.

I am talking about productivity tools that are powered by modern technology and designed specifically to make your professional life easy.

These tools will help you create a productive work environment by promoting effective task management and team collaboration.

Most productivity tools address the blockades that restrict you from giving your best at work and help you in eliminating them.

To help you out, I am listing the 7 best and most desirable productivity tools that can be a perfect fit for you and your business.

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Best Ways to Use Credit Cards to Increase Your Credit Score
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Your credit score reflects how well you use your credit and is thus, immensely important during the requirement of any kind of loan.

I have brought you the best and some do it yourself ways on how to improve your credit score in UAE using your credit cards.

Keep your credit card utilization lowCredit scoring models look at how much of your available credit you’re using on each credit card in UAE, and how much of your total credit limit is being used across all cards.

Using the best credit card in UAE (moneymall) has a direct influence on the most important factors that go into establishing your credit score.

So getting a credit card and using it regularly and responsibly is one of the quick…

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The Secret Behind Every Bestselling eBook
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Edit Your eBook the Bestseller WayIt’s one thing to write the perfect eBook, it’s entirely another to edit it.

If you look at some professional eBook writing services, you’ll see that they don’t expect writers to send perfect, error-free drafts every time.

Plus, the independent view also gives them an edge over first time eBook writers such as yourself – or even veteran writers at times.

Marketing Your eBook, the Best-Seller WayOnce you’ve edited your eBook to the best of your ability, it’s time to give it to a professional.

But if you have written or gotten an exceptional eBook Ghostwritten from professionals or freelance eBook writers, the competition won’t even matter.

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Technology-Centric Healthcare is Here to Stay, Thanks to COVID-19
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It seems so simplistic to talk about the way we used to deliver healthcare, in a pre-COVID-19 world.

But, technology-centric healthcare is here to stay thanks to COVID-19.

Healthcare providers are in the business of making people healthier and delivering care.

The pandemic tried its best to keep healthcare providers from doing just that.

Technology is the best and maybe the only way to seamlessly provide essential healthcare to patients.

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Customer Experience with a Millennial Mind
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Here is a guide to creating a customer experience with a millennial state of mind.

How do you create a customer experience that will make an impact and create a loyal customer out of this generation?

Here are five key concepts that will help you break through the noise and tailor your customer experience to Millennials.

‍Key Takeaways to Millennial-Approve Your Customer Experience‍Affecting the customer experience all comes down to authentic communication, communication style, and the ease with which you do it.

You will have created a millennial-approved, positive and forward-thinking customer experience.

5 дней, 22 часа назад @ readwrite.com
Content Strategy Not Working? Here are the 6 Reasons Why
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Today, we see every one creating content, and over 70% of the marketers are even actively investing to scale content marketing.

Here is a blog that will tell you the main reasons why your content strategy is failing and how you can fix the strategy to succeed.

Because You are Scared of Experimenting with Content FormsIn an age when you are surrounded by content in all forms, limiting your content strategy to just blogs and articles is a sin.

You might have a full-blown content strategy in place with a content calendar that ensures your writers churn out content pieces and post them on your website or external platforms.

Key Takeaways:To make your content strategy work, make sure your conten…

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5 Reasons Why You Should Absolutely Embrace Social Media Marketing
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Here are five reasons why you should absolutely embrace social media marketing.

Businesses delaying the integration of social media marketing to their present strategy are incurring huge losses.

Here’s a list of 5 important reasons why you should definitely embrace social media marketing:1) Promote Your BrandSocial media is the best place to grow your brand.

Your customers can roam freely from websites to social media, from email or messenger, and retrace their steps back to social media again.

Therefore, show visitors and followers why they should visit your website through social media marketing.

6 дней, 4 часа назад @ readwrite.com
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What’s new in iOS 14 beta 4? New TV app widgets, Exposure Notification API support, more
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iOS 14 beta 4 adds support for the Exposure Notification API, restores 3D Touch functionality, and more.

iOS 14 beta 4 features the build number of 18A5342e.

If you don’t see iOS 14 beta 4 immediately, keep checking as the update is still rolling out.

What’s new in iOS 14 beta 4?

iOS 14 initially lacked support for the Apple and Google Exposure Notification API for COVID-19 contact tracing.

59 минут назад @ 9to5mac.com
AMD Radeon Pro 5000 Series GPUs will bring big graphics improvements to iMac
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While there were small bumps to the 21.5 inch iMac and the iMac Pro, most of the love was saved for the 27-inch iMac, which starts at $1799.00.

Although the new 10th-generation CPUs, 1080p webcam (finally), and nano-texture display options have stolen the headlines, the new 7 nm AMD Radeon Pro 5000 Series GPU options are a pretty big deal as well.

Lesser configs, like the entry-level $1,799.00 model and mid-tier $1,999.00 model are stuck with the Radeon Pro 5300 with 4GB of GDDR6 memory.

If you opt for these configurations, you’ll notice that there are no upgrade paths to the higher tiered 5000 series GPU models.

With new video-centric cameras on the horizon like the 8K-capable Canon EOS R5…

1 час назад @ 9to5mac.com
Apple veteran Phil Schiller transitions to new ‘Fellow’ role, Greg Joswiak promoted to SVP of marketing
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Apple announced today that Phil Schiller will transition into a new Apple Fellow role.

Schiller has long served as Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, but that is a position that will now be occupied by Apple’s Greg Joswiak.

In his new role as an Apple Fellow, Schiller will continue to “lead the App Store and Apple events.” He will also continue to offer “thought partnership and guidance” as an Apple Fellow and will report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

For the last four years, Joswiak had served as Apple’s vice president of worldwide product marketing.

His new role will give him the broader title of senior vice president of worldwide marketing.

2 часа назад @ 9to5mac.com
Apple releasing iPadOS 14 and iOS 14 beta 4 to developers today
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Apple today will release the fourth betas of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 to developers.

iOS 14 beta 4 details:iOS 14 beta 4 is available to developers via an over-the-air update.

You can find all of the details on what changed in iOS 14 beta 3 here.

Testers should still expect performance and stability issues when running iOS 14 beta 4 on primary devices for the time being.

Catch up on 9to5Mac‘s coverage below:We also expect Apple to release iPadOS 14 beta 4, macOS 11 Big Sur beta 4, tvOS 14 beta 4, and watchOS 7 beta 4 today.

2 часа назад @ 9to5mac.com
Nike+ Apple Watch Series 5 up to $80 off, Anker HomeKit Cameras from $30, more in today’s best deals
Nike+ Apple Watch Series 5 up to $80 off, Anker HomeKit Cameras from $30, more in today’s best deals Nike+ Apple Watch Series 5 up to $80 off, Anker HomeKit Cameras from $30, more in today’s best deals

Today’s best deals include Nike+ Apple Watch Series 5, Anker’s HomeKit cameras, and a notable offer on the CalDigit Thunderbolt 3 dock.

Nike+ Apple Watch Series 5 models as much as $80 offNike is discounting select Apple Watch Series 5 GPS + Cellular Nike+ models from $425.

Make sure to put your savings towards good use and pick up an extra Apple Watch band.

Best trade-in deals9to5Mac also keeps tabs on all the best trade-in deals on iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch, and more every month.

Be sure to check out this month’s best trade-in deals when you decide it’s time to upgrade your device.

3 часа назад @ 9to5mac.com
Apple releases fourth beta of watchOS 7 to developers
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Alongside the release of iOS 14 beta 4, Apple today has also released watchOS 7 beta 4 to developers.

watchOS 7 beta 4 can be installed by developers through the companion Apple Watch app on iPhone or by heading to the Settings app on the Apple Watch itself.

watchOS 7 is currently available to developers only, but for the first time ever, Apple will also release a version to public beta users sometime soon.

You can now create and share watch faces with other people, but developers can also offer preconfigured faces in their application, while you can also add watch faces from the web.

Curious what Apple’s major software versions will do for your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac?

3 часа назад @ 9to5mac.com
Apple tweaks iMac Pro lineup with more powerful base model, but no nano-texture display option
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In addition to the improvements to the consumer iMac today, Apple has also made some very minor adjustments to the iMac Pro lineup.

The base model iMac Pro now includes a 10-core Intel Xeon processor, but unfortunately, the iMac Pro misses out on the new nano-texture glass option.

With today’s changes, Apple has dropped the 8-core iMac Pro from the lineup completely, and instead moved the 10-core iMac Pro down into that spot.

In an acknowledgement of this, Apple has rejiggered the iMac Pro line, dropping the old base eight-core model and moving the 10-core model to the base price.

Instead, the nano-texture upgrade is available only for the iMac and the Pro Display XDR; not the iMac Pro.

3 часа назад @ 9to5mac.com
Apple updates 27-inch iMac with new 10th-gen Intel CPUs, T2 chip and a 1080p webcam
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Although the rumored redesign did not come to pass, Apple has updated the 27-inch models with new 10th-generation Intel CPUs, a higher-resolution 1080p webcam.

Apple has also standardized SSDs across the lineup for fast internal storage, finally adding the Apple T2 chip.

Apple is finally including the T2 chip inside the iMac, offering high-bandwidth write and read speeds.

The 27-inch iMacs now features the same 1080p FaceTime camera as the iMac Pro.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously said that the company is readying a 24-inch ARM iMac redesign for later this year.

4 часа назад @ 9to5mac.com
Report: Apple has expressed ‘serious interest’ in acquiring TikTok
Report: Apple has expressed ‘serious interest’ in acquiring TikTok Report: Apple has expressed ‘serious interest’ in acquiring TikTok

According to a new report Axios, Apple has expressed “serious interest” in acquiring the short-form video sharing service.

The report explains that “multiple sources” have said Apple has expressed interest in potentially acquiring TikTok:Multiple sources tell me that Apple has expressed interest, albeit no sources inside of Apple, and that at least one other strategic has expressed interest.

Microsoft and other investors are actively negotiating with TikTok parent company ByteDance, and the United States government is also involved.

A report last week, however, indicated that Microsoft was in active negotiations to purchase TikTok’s United States operations.

The Information reported that Ti…

4 часа назад @ 9to5mac.com
T-Mobile switches on standalone 5G network, reaches 2,000 more towns
T-Mobile switches on standalone 5G network, reaches 2,000 more towns T-Mobile switches on standalone 5G network, reaches 2,000 more towns

T-Mobile has today switched on a standalone 5G network, and is promising better coverage and performance.

It says the move will see its 5G coverage extend to almost 2,000 more towns and cities.

Carriers have so far piggy-backed sub-6Ghz 5G service onto their existing LTE networks.

Standalone 5G networkBy separating out 4G and 5G networks, T-Mobile will be able to provide that lower latency, and also enable signals to penetrate further into buildings for better indoor coverage.

For example, T-Mobile contrasts its own 5G coverage with that of Verizon, but fails to mention that the latter offers mmWave 5G, which provides far faster speeds.

4 часа назад @ 9to5mac.com
9to5Mac Daily: August 04, 2020 – Apple acquires mobile payments startup, more
9to5Mac Daily: August 04, 2020 – Apple acquires mobile payments startup, more 9to5Mac Daily: August 04, 2020 – Apple acquires mobile payments startup, more

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Apple launches biggest 4K movie sale of the year, plus Disney deals, more
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Apple has launched arguably its biggest 4K movie sale of the year with a plethora of deals starting at $5.

That’s on top of the usual $1 rental of the week and a selection of other titles that are currently being discounted.

Apple launches wide-ranging 4K movie sale:Tuesday is starting off with a bang as Apple has kicked off a particularly notable 4K movie sale.

You’ll find a number of titles on sale from $5, which is as much as 75% off the regular going rate.

Here are our top picks:Other notable deals:This week’s $1 HD rental is Capone, which typically goes for $5 or more at competing services.

6 часов назад @ 9to5toys.com
New feature lets you easily fact-check WhatsApp messages
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Social media is the main way hoax messages get traction these days, so a new feature has been added to let you easily fact-check WhatsApp messages …BackgroundWhatsApp has been using a variety of methods of fighting disinformation.

Another has been to make it harder to forward messages to many people at once: the biggest issue is not those who create fake messages, but those who unthinkingly forward them without carrying out any fact-checking.

These measures have already proven effective, leading to a 70% reduction in the number of ‘highly-forwarded messages.’How to fact-check WhatsApp messagesAfter addressing those who just mindlessly forward messages to all their contacts, the company is n…

6 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
Apple customers no longer the #1 target for phishing attempts
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Last year, Apple customers were the number one target for phishing attempts, scammers sending emails with links to fake Apple websites in an attempt to get their hands on Apple ID credentials.

Security company Check Point said that’s changed this year, and Apple is now only 7th on the list …This year, Google and Amazon customers are the top targets, each at 13% of all phishing attempts, with Apple now down to just 2%.

Check Point Research’s latest Brand Phishing Report for Q2 2020 shows that Google and Amazon were the most imitated brands in phishing attempts, while Apple (the leading phishing brand in Q1) fell to 7th place from the top spot in Q1.

Email phishing exploits were the second mo…

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Trump’s TikTok ruling could see China take revenge on Apple
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Fears have been raised that President Trump’s TikTok ruling – banning the app in the United States unless US operations are bought by an American company – could see China take revenge on Apple.

Two government-backed Chinese newspapers have both suggested that the White House ruling is unacceptable, and demands a response …BackgroundConcerns had long been expressed in some quarters Chinese app with access to personal data proving to be one of the most popular apps in the US.

A subsequent report suggested that Microsoft might buy the US TikTok business, and this plan was yesterday confirmed by both Trump and Microsoft.

The WSJ notes that many Chinese social media users are suggesting that th…

7 часов назад @ 9to5mac.com
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The Teenager Behind the Twitter Hack and How He Did It
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The crucial moment in the worst hack in Twitter Inc.’s history sounded like something millions of Americans would find unremarkable.

It was a call from the IT department.

Or at least, it seemed to be.

In fact, the call was from a Florida teenager who convinced a Twitter employee that he was a co-worker, according to prosecutors, who revealed their case last week.

The persuasion was a key leap forward during months of reconnaissance that ultimately granted the 17-year-old access to a host of Twitter accounts, including Barack...

1 час назад @ wsj.com
TikTok Users Drawn to Rival Platforms as Trump Threatens U.S. Ban
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Unfamiliar names such as byte and Triller have charged up the Apple App Store rankings because they offer short videos like those on TikTok, the social-media breakout facing an uncertain future in the U.S.

These nascent rivals are actively courting TikTok users, especially top influencers, in some instances offering cash payments to creators.

They are trying to capitalize on a question that is dominating social-media chatter: What happens if TikTok really goes away?

3 часа назад @ wsj.com
Sony's Results Get Boost From Videogame Boom
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TOKYO—Profits from the videogame boom caused by people staying home are finding their way into the coffers of Japanese companies.

Sony Corp. said Tuesday sales and operating profit in the April-June quarter were roughly flat compared with a year earlier, despite red ink stemming from lower television and stereo sales.

That was because videogame players flocked to its subscription service and downloaded more game updates.

4 часа назад @ wsj.com
Trump Demand for Cut of TikTok Deal Reignites Anger in China
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HONG KONG—President Trump’s suggestion that the U.S. government take a cut from the forced sale of the viral Chinese app TikTok sparked a new round of anger and reflection in China, as TikTok’s founder warned employees about “rising anti-Chinese sentiment.”On Tuesday, a number of prominent figures in China, including Google’s former country head, lambasted the U.S. for unfairly stifling China’s first global internet hit—while defending Beijing’s own restrictions on American technology giants.

5 часов назад @ wsj.com
Google's $2.1 Billion Fitbit Deal Faces Troubles in Europe, Australia
Google's $2.1 Billion Fitbit Deal Faces Troubles in Europe, Australia Google's $2.1 Billion Fitbit Deal Faces Troubles in Europe, Australia

BRUSSELS—Google’s plan to buy health tracker Fitbit is facing monthslong delays after the European Union’s antitrust enforcer launched an in-depth inquiry, echoing recent concerns raised by Australian regulators.

Google’s planned $2.1 billion bid for the California-based fitness-and-health data tracker was announced in November 2019, as the search engine seeks to increase its market share in the wearable and health data businesses.

The announcement caused uproar among privacy and consumer protection groups, who have raised...

5 часов назад @ wsj.com
Pandemic Tantrums? Enter the Robot Playmate for Kids
Pandemic Tantrums? Enter the Robot Playmate for Kids Pandemic Tantrums? Enter the Robot Playmate for Kids

The pandemic lockdown has been hard on tweens, teens and adults of all ages.

But its effects have been especially difficult for younger children, who thrive on the kind of physical interaction and social-learning they get at school.

As this pandemic lingers and many schools remain closed, some companies are gearing up to sell robot playmates.

Socially...

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Can You Form a School Pod Without Fueling Inequality? These Groups Are Trying
Can You Form a School Pod Without Fueling Inequality? These Groups Are Trying Can You Form a School Pod Without Fueling Inequality? These Groups Are Trying

Angie Evans was determined to make online learning for her children better this fall after a disastrous spring, when schools closed with little notice and no time to prepare.

But like many parents around the country, her race to join with other like-minded families in so-called pandemic pods was soon derailed by fears that she was teaming with the haves and leaving out the have-nots.

7 часов назад @ wsj.com
Sony Earnings Win Boss Battle With Coronavirus
Sony Earnings Win Boss Battle With Coronavirus Sony Earnings Win Boss Battle With Coronavirus

Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony hit a new high score as people stuck at home splurged on its games.

The next level already looks within reach: The company’s new videogame console arrives later this year.

Sony on Tuesday reported an operating profit for the quarter ended in June that was 63% higher than analysts’ estimates on S&P Global Market Intelligence.

People holed up at home bought more games, which boosted sales at Sony’s game segment by 32%.

And since many of them downloaded games, instead of buying...

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Pinterest's Potential Comes Into Focus
Pinterest's Potential Comes Into Focus Pinterest's Potential Comes Into Focus

If you see Pinterest as just a social-media story, you may want to think bigger.

Once a niche social platform, Pinterest is blossoming into a broader e-commerce play, with all the upside that merits.

After mixed results from social-media companies over the past two weeks, Pinterest managed to grow both users and revenue above Wall Street’s expectations in the quarter.

The company said its ad revenue benefited from boycotts on other platforms, a healthy mix of small and medium-size advertisers and strength in direct response...

8 часов назад @ wsj.com
Cyber Chiefs Watch Their People for Burnout as Pandemic Rolls On
Cyber Chiefs Watch Their People for Burnout as Pandemic Rolls On Cyber Chiefs Watch Their People for Burnout as Pandemic Rolls On

Avoiding burnout is the hardest part of work in the pandemic, said Omar Khawaja, the chief information security officer at Pittsburgh-based nonprofit health care company Highmark Health.

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Mr. Khawaja assured them they would not need to be in the office until they felt safe, which he estimated is still several months out.

A couple of employees were concerned their health insurance wasn’t appropriately covering some services and Mr. Khawaja helped resolve the situations, he said.

Stress and burnout in cybersecurity haven’t been widely studied in a clinical manner,…

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RBC Seeks to Pump Up Its AI Models With a New Platform
RBC Seeks to Pump Up Its AI Models With a New Platform RBC Seeks to Pump Up Its AI Models With a New Platform

Royal Bank of Canada is upgrading its trove of artificial-intelligence models with advanced capabilities, as it seeks to beef up its usage of the technology to improve operations and customer experience.

The Toronto-based bank, which serves more than 17 million customers in over 30 countries, has 1,000-plus AI models for jobs like fraud detection, risk analysis and marketing.

Part of the goal is to take models that use simple prediction techniques, such as linear regression, and apply advanced techniques, like machine-learning,...

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Twitter Could Pay FTC Fine Over Alleged Privacy Violations
Twitter Could Pay FTC Fine Over Alleged Privacy Violations Twitter Could Pay FTC Fine Over Alleged Privacy Violations

Twitter Inc. said it could pay at least $150 million to the Federal Trade Commission related to alleged violations of a 2011 consent order for using consumers’ private data in targeted advertising.

The social-media platform said Monday it received a draft complaint July 28 from the FTC alleging it used phone numbers and email addresses that were given to the company for safety and security purposes for targeted advertising between 2013 and 2019.

Twitter said the FTC matter could cost the company between $150 million and $250...

18 часов назад @ wsj.com
Cloud Spending Hits Record Amid Economic Fallout From Covid-19
Cloud Spending Hits Record Amid Economic Fallout From Covid-19 Cloud Spending Hits Record Amid Economic Fallout From Covid-19

Spending on cloud services is surging, as companies shift more business applications online to cope with extended Covid-19 lockdowns, social distancing and other restrictions.

Companies world-wide spent a record $34.6 billion on cloud services in the second quarter, up roughly 11% from the previous quarter and 30% from the same period last year, according to research firm Canalys.

“When the world moved to remote work at the start of the pandemic, this cloud investment really paid off,” Mr. Yishai said.

Mr. Nagy said cloud services enable chief information officers to spend less cash upfront, rather than scaling up on-premises data-center capability or acquiring traditional licensed software…

20 часов назад @ wsj.com
With Potential TikTok Deal, Microsoft CEO Looks to Expand Audience
With Potential TikTok Deal, Microsoft CEO Looks to Expand Audience With Potential TikTok Deal, Microsoft CEO Looks to Expand Audience

If there is one trait that would link a TikTok acquisition with the other big deals Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Satya Nadella has done, it is his willingness to pay big bucks to expand the software giant’s universe of users.

Getting new users is one thing, linking them into a cohesive business strategy is another.

As Microsoft negotiates with TikTok’s Chinese parent over a possible deal to buy the app’s operations in the U.S. and a few other countries, Mr. Nadella and his lieutenants also must plan how to leverage the...

20 часов назад @ wsj.com
Trump Says U.S. Should Get Slice of TikTok Sale Price
Trump Says U.S. Should Get Slice of TikTok Sale Price Trump Says U.S. Should Get Slice of TikTok Sale Price

WASHINGTON—President Trump confirmed Monday he is open to a deal in which Microsoft Corp. or another U.S. company buys the video-sharing app TikTok, but said the government should receive payment for clearing a purchase.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Mr. Trump described the Sunday conversation he had with Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella over the company’s interest in buying TikTok from its Chinese owner, Beijing-based ByteDance Ltd....

22 часа назад @ wsj.com
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When Taming Big Tech Goes Wrong
When Taming Big Tech Goes Wrong When Taming Big Tech Goes Wrong

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter.

What if the U.S. government tries to restrain the power of America’s tech superstars, and it doesn’t work?

That’s essentially what has happened so far in Europe, where some regulators and lawmakers have been ahead of the United States in putting guardrails on Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple.

I talked with my colleague Adam Satariano, who writes about technology in Europe, about what happens when government officials decide they want to do something about Big Tech, but struggle to figure out what that something should be.

Shira: What’s been Europe’s approach to the American tech superpowers?

2 часа назад @ nytimes.com
Google Faces European Inquiry Into Fitbit Acquisition
Google Faces European Inquiry Into Fitbit Acquisition Google Faces European Inquiry Into Fitbit Acquisition

LONDON — European Union authorities on Tuesday announced an investigation into Google’s $2.1 billion purchase of the fitness-tracking company Fitbit, raising alarms about the health data the internet giant would be acquiring as part of the deal.

The inquiry shows the increased scrutiny Google and other large technology companies are facing from regulators in Europe and the United States about their growing dominance of the digital economy.

Officials have raised concerns that the biggest tech platforms buy smaller companies to solidify their dominance and limit competition.

Margrethe Vestager, the European Commission’s top antitrust regulator, said a preliminary investigation of the Fitbit d…

2 часа назад @ nytimes.com
For Robots, It’s a Time to Shine (and Maybe Disinfect)
For Robots, It’s a Time to Shine (and Maybe Disinfect) For Robots, It’s a Time to Shine (and Maybe Disinfect)

The Neo is a four-foot-tall, 1,000-pound robot floor scrubber.

The high-tech machine can cruise large commercial buildings on its own, with no human supervision required.

This year, however, demand has shot up 100 percent just since the pandemic-induced shutdown in March.

Suddenly, the need for thorough, reliable and frequent cleaning is front and center.

“Before, a top executive at a big company would not really have known how their facilities got cleaned,” Mr. Sheikh said.

6 часов назад @ nytimes.com
Distilleries Raced to Make Hand Sanitizer for the Pandemic. No Longer.
Distilleries Raced to Make Hand Sanitizer for the Pandemic. No Longer. Distilleries Raced to Make Hand Sanitizer for the Pandemic. No Longer.

As the coronavirus pandemic shuttered bars and restaurants in March, Phil McDaniel’s craft distillery in St. Augustine, Fla., stopped producing bourbon.

Then he realized there was one alcohol-based product he could make that people would still clamor for: hand sanitizer.

His St. Augustine Distillery soon churned out the first of what became 10,000 gallons of the disinfectant.

“In the beginning, it was just unbelievable, the sort of frenetic demand that was out there,” said Mr. McDaniel, 62.

The price for sanitizer, which had hovered at $50 a gallon, plunged to around $15 a gallon.

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TikTok, Trump and an Impulse to Play C.E.O. to Corporate America
TikTok, Trump and an Impulse to Play C.E.O. to Corporate America TikTok, Trump and an Impulse to Play C.E.O. to Corporate America

Mr. Trump’s antipathy toward many news organizations has led him to repeatedly threaten to interfere with media companies’ operations.

He twice urged regulators to examine taking away the “license” from NBC, though it was unclear what license he was referring to.

He has also lashed out at companies and their executives for perceived failures in responding to his desires.

Later, with the onset of the coronavirus crisis, Mr. Trump criticized Ms. Barra for what he said was the company’s failure to make good on a promise to help make ventilators.

He’s in the White House.”But Mr. Trump’s efforts to dictate corporate decisions have been inconsistent, making it harder for executives to anticipate …

19 часов назад @ nytimes.com
Facebook Bets Big on Future of N.Y.C., and Offices, With New Lease
Facebook Bets Big on Future of N.Y.C., and Offices, With New Lease Facebook Bets Big on Future of N.Y.C., and Offices, With New Lease

Facebook on Monday agreed to lease nearly all of the office space in the mammoth 107-year-old James A. Farley Building in Midtown Manhattan, cementing New York City as a growing global technology hub and reaffirming a major corporation’s commitment to an urban office-centric culture despite the pandemic.

With the deal to take the 730,000 square feet of space, Facebook has acquired more than 2.2 million square feet of office space in the city for thousands of employees in less than a year, all of it on Manhattan’s West Side between Pennsylvania Station and the Hudson River.

Apple, Amazon and Google all lease space in the same area, which has helped turn it into an emerging tech corridor.

The…

21 час назад @ nytimes.com
Trump Reverses Course on TikTok, Opening Door to Microsoft Bid
Trump Reverses Course on TikTok, Opening Door to Microsoft Bid Trump Reverses Course on TikTok, Opening Door to Microsoft Bid

WASHINGTON — President Trump gave the go-ahead for Microsoft to pursue an acquisition of TikTok, in his first public comments about the popular Chinese-owned video app after he had threatened to ban it from the United States entirely.

Speaking at the White House on Monday, Mr. Trump said that TikTok would shut down on Sept. 15 unless Microsoft or another company purchased it.

He added that the U.S. Treasury Department would need to receive a lot of money in return for the deal, without explaining how that would work.

His comments indicated at least a temporary reprieve for TikTok, which has come under scrutiny in Washington for its Chinese ownership.

Trump administration officials and lawma…

1 день, 1 час назад @ nytimes.com
The Strange Saga of TikTok
The Strange Saga of TikTok The Strange Saga of TikTok

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter.

What’s happening with TikTok is one of the strangest things I’ve seen.

U.S. government officials say they are worried that the Chinese government might force TikTok to hand over information it collects about Americans and use the app to spread a Chinese-friendly view of the world.

TikTok has tried and failed to calm those fears.

That brings us to this weekend’s strange scene: The chief executive of Microsoft negotiated directly with the president of the United States over the purchase of an app from China.

1 день, 1 час назад @ nytimes.com
How TikTok’s Owner Tried, and Failed, to Cross the U.S.-China Divide
How TikTok’s Owner Tried, and Failed, to Cross the U.S.-China Divide How TikTok’s Owner Tried, and Failed, to Cross the U.S.-China Divide

The Chinese entrepreneur behind TikTok took ample precautions when he set out to straddle the tech world’s most treacherous divide: the one separating China’s tightly controlled internet from the rest of the planet.

He made TikTok unavailable in China so the video app’s users wouldn’t be subject to the Communist Party’s censorship requirements.

He hired managers in the United States to run the app and lobbyists in Washington to fight for it on Capitol Hill.

None of that counted for much in the end.

Only this time, it is the U.S. government, not China’s, that is putting up the barricades — an escalation that could foretell an even more restrictive time for companies in both nations.

1 день, 6 часов назад @ nytimes.com
How TikTok’s Owner Tried, and Failed, to Cross the U.S.-China Divide
How TikTok’s Owner Tried, and Failed, to Cross the U.S.-China Divide How TikTok’s Owner Tried, and Failed, to Cross the U.S.-China Divide

The Chinese entrepreneur behind TikTok took ample precautions when he set out to straddle the tech world’s most treacherous divide: the one separating China’s tightly controlled internet from the rest of the planet.

He made TikTok unavailable in China so the video app’s users wouldn’t be subject to the Communist Party’s censorship requirements.

He hired managers in the United States to run the app and lobbyists in Washington to fight for it on Capitol Hill.

None of that counted for much in the end.

Only this time, it is the U.S. government, not China’s, putting up the barricades — an escalation that could foretell an even more restrictive time ahead for companies in both countries.

1 день, 6 часов назад @ nytimes.com
This Tool Could Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition
This Tool Could Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition This Tool Could Protect Your Photos From Facial Recognition

A start-up called Clearview AI, for example, scraped billions of online photos to build a tool for police that could lead them from a face to a Facebook account, revealing a person’s identity.

A team of computer engineers at the University of Chicago has developed a tool that disguises photos with pixel-level changes that confuse facial recognition systems.

Named Fawkes in honor of the Guy Fawkes mask favored by protesters worldwide, the software was made available to developers on the researchers’ website last month.

After being discovered by Hacker News, it has been downloaded more than 50,000 times.

The researchers are working on a free app version for noncoders, which they hope to make …

1 день, 10 часов назад @ nytimes.com
With TikTok, ‘Uncool’ Microsoft Aims for the Love of Tweens
With TikTok, ‘Uncool’ Microsoft Aims for the Love of Tweens With TikTok, ‘Uncool’ Microsoft Aims for the Love of Tweens

Or, at least, Microsoft would like to find out.

On Sunday, the tech giant announced in a blog post that it would continue holding talks to buy TikTok in the United States, opening up the possibility of using its financial might to buy the fickle infatuation of tweens.

Microsoft made the announcement after its chief executive, Satya Nadella, talked with President Trump, who had threatened to ban the hugely popular social media company, which is owned by China’s ByteDance, because of national security fears.

“Microsoft is viewed as your grandpa’s company, and it is trying to change that,” said Dan Ives, a managing director and an analyst at Wedbush Securities.

“Microsoft goes from an uncool c…

1 день, 10 часов назад @ nytimes.com
TikTok Ban? Creators and Fans Are Big Mad
TikTok Ban? Creators and Fans Are Big Mad TikTok Ban? Creators and Fans Are Big Mad

It was a weekend of chaos on TikTok — unleashed on Friday night when President Trump said, while aboard Air Force One, that he might ban the video app.

The surprise announcement sent influencers in droves onto livestreams to give possibly premature teary and heartfelt goodbyes to their fans, asking them to join them on apps like Instagram, YouTube and Triller.

For agencies that manage talent on the platform, it was a long weekend of hand-holding and downloading TikTok archives for posterity.

Some users, in a last-hurrah bid for virality, reposted TikToks they said had previously been removed by the service for violating nudity or profanity guidelines.

And, at the same time, especially as th…

1 день, 19 часов назад @ nytimes.com
From Minecraft Tricks to Twitter Hack: A Florida Teen’s Troubled Online Path
From Minecraft Tricks to Twitter Hack: A Florida Teen’s Troubled Online Path From Minecraft Tricks to Twitter Hack: A Florida Teen’s Troubled Online Path

For Graham Ivan Clark, the online mischief-making started early.

By the age of 10, he was playing the video game Minecraft, in part to escape what he told friends was an unhappy home life.

In Minecraft, he became known as an adept scammer with an explosive temper who cheated people out of their money, several friends said.

The teenager’s digital misbehavior ended on Friday when the police arrested him at a Tampa, Fla., apartment.

Mr. Clark, who prosecutors said worked with at least two others to hack Twitter but was the leader, is being charged as an adult with 30 felonies.

1 день, 20 часов назад @ nytimes.com
‘Thanks for Flying SpaceX’: NASA Astronauts Safely Splash Down After Journey From Orbit
‘Thanks for Flying SpaceX’: NASA Astronauts Safely Splash Down After Journey From Orbit ‘Thanks for Flying SpaceX’: NASA Astronauts Safely Splash Down After Journey From Orbit

The first astronaut trip to orbit by a private company parachuted to a safe conclusion in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday.

It was the first water landing by NASA astronauts since 1975, when the agency’s crews were still flying to and from orbit in the Apollo modules used for the historic American moon missions.

Riding in a capsule built and operated by SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, two NASA astronauts — Robert L. Behnken and Douglas G. Hurley — splashed down near Pensacola, Fla., on Sunday afternoon.

The Crew Dragon capsule, suspended under four giant billowing orange-and-white parachutes, settled upright into the water at a gentle pace of 15 miles per hour at 2:48 p.m. East…

1 день, 21 час назад @ nytimes.com
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