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New Music: Young Nudy Feat. Future & 6LACK “Zone 6 (Remix)”

Young Nudy’s SlimeBall 3 mixtape dropped back in August, featuring the standout “Zone 6.” The rising Atlanta star reps his hood with an all-star remix of the street anthem. The updated version now includes Future and 6LACK added to the mix. Hear the JetsonMade-produced banger below. Continue after the jump…. New Music: Young Nudy Feat. Future & 6LACK – “Zone 6 (Remix)” Previously: 6LACK Feat. Future – “East Atlanta Love Letter” (Video)
Tags: Future, Atlanta, Jazz, New Music, 6lack, Young Nudy


Study of Cellphone Risks Finds 'Some Evidence' of Link To Cancer, At Least In Male Rats

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: For decades, health experts have struggled to determine whether or not cellphones can cause cancer. On Thursday, a federal agency released the final results of what experts call the world's largest and most costly experiment to look into the question. The study originated in the Clinton administration, cost $30 million and involved some 3,000 rodents. The experiment, by the National Toxicology Program, found positive but relatively mod...
Tags: Tech, The New York Times, Clinton, National Toxicology Program


Firm Says Bluetooth Chip Security Flaws Could Expose Enterprise Wifi APs to Attack

Researchers at the security firm Armis announced this week that they discovered two serious chip-level vulnerabilities that could potentially put “millions” of enterprise access points at risk. Namely, the security flaw could allow hackers to gain access to networks completely undetected.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Bluetooth, Cisco, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Wifi, Aruba, Access Points, Meraki, Armis, Bleeding Bit


'I Reported and He Got Promoted.' Google Employees Hold Worldwide Walkout Over Sexual Harassment

Google employees who helped to organize a worldwide walkout in protest of the company's handling of sexual assault allegations and other issues say Thursday's actions were just the beginning
Tags: Google, Science


Patent Troll Values Its Entire Portfolio At $2, Goes Bankrupt

mspohr shares a report from Ars Technica: In September 2018, Shipping & Transit LLC (formerly known as ArrivalStar) filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy -- voluntary liquidation -- but no one seems to have noticed until the Electronic Frontier Foundation pointed it out on October 31. The company claimed that it held the patent on vehicle tracking and related alerts. But about 15 months ago, judges began to rule against Shipping & Transit for the first time. That seems to have put a damper on its entir...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, United States, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Geneva Switzerland, Shipping Transit LLC, Shipping Transit


'You can't erase us': in Silicon Valley, Google workers share assault stories

Employees in Mountain View gathered to add their voices to the global protests, demanding a change to company policiesAfter a day of global protests, employees at Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters added their voices to calls for major change to company policies on gender pay equity and sexual misconduct.Chants of “Stand up, fight back” and “Women’s rights are workers’ rights” reverberated through a crowd of several hundred workers who gathered on the eastern edge of the company’s vast Mountai...
Tags: Google, Technology, Protest, California, Women, US news, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Silicon Valley Google, Rape and sexual assault, MeToo Movement


Apple still throttling iPhone 8, X batteries

Apple today revealed iOS 12.1 would include the controversial battery-saving throttling feature, meaning the iPhones 8, 8 Plus, and X would all have the feature — despite Apple insisting it wasn’t necessary last year. The Verge spotted the update to Apple’s support page on battery and performance. The newest passage reads as follows: Starting with iOS 12.1, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X include this feature, but performance management may be less noticeable due to their more advanced har...
Tags: Apple, Startups


Photo[shop]-Specific Computers

I'm far from a computer expert, so take this with the appropriate chunk of salt. I'm just reading and reporting back. A friend sent me this interesting short article about picking a computer for Photoshop and Lightroom. It's a product description page for a photo-specific computer built by a PC fabricator. It's on Punch and it's called "What kind of processor do I need for Adobe Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC in 2018?" It starts with a brief description of cores and threads, then moves on to cloc...
Tags: Apple, Photography, Microsoft, NEC, Computers, Fujifilm, Moose, Gpu, OWC, Acr, Lightroom Cc, Michael Johnston, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Amazon US, Thom Hogan


Bleedingbit Zero-Day Chip Flaws May Expose Majority of Enterprises To Remote Code Execution Attacks

Two new zero-day vulnerabilities called "Bleeding Bit" have been revealed by security firm Armis, impacting Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) chips used in millions of Cisco, Meraki, and Aruba wireless access points (APs). "Developed by Texas Instruments (TI), the vulnerable BLE chips are used by roughly 70 to 80 percent of business wireless access points today by way of Cisco, Meraki and Aruba products," reports ZDNet. From the report: The first vulnerability, CVE-2018-16986, impacts Cisco and Meraki ...
Tags: Tech, Cisco, Aruba, Bluetooth Low Energy, Texas Instruments TI, Cisco Meraki


Google employees stage worldwide walkout

Hundreds of Google employees plan to stage a walkout Thursday to protest the company's response to allegations of sexual misconduct.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Usa, News, Usa Today


'You can't erase us': in Silicon Valley protest, Google workers share assault stories

Employees in Mountain View gathered to add their voices to the global protests, demanding a change to company policiesAfter a day of global protests, employees at Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters added their voices to calls for major change to company policies on gender pay equity and sexual misconduct.Chants of “Stand up, fight back” and “Women’s rights are worker’s rights” reverberated through a crowd of several hundred workers who gathered on the eastern edge of the company’s vast Mountai...
Tags: Google, Technology, Protest, California, Women, US news, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Rape and sexual assault, MeToo Movement


‘I Reported and He Got Promoted.’ Google Employees Hold Worldwide Walkout Over Sexual Harassment

Google employees who helped to organize a worldwide walkout in protest of the company's handling of sexual assault allegations and other issues say Thursday's actions were just the beginning
Tags: Google, News, Protest, Uncategorized, Sexual Harassment, Onetime


Photos: See employees protest around the world

Google employees around the world walked out of their offices on Thursday to protest how the tech giant handles allegations of sexual harassment. Protesters from Mumbai to London to Mountain View, California, staged the walkout at 11:10 a.m. local time, calling on the company to take concrete steps to tackle what they say is a workplace culture that has let discrimination and harassment go unpunished.
Tags: Google, London, News, Stories, Mumbai, Mountain View California


Deputy Defense Secretary talks Space Force and how military will leverage tech giants

Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan, a former Boeing vice president, on Thursday talked about the proposed Space Force and how the Pentagon intends to leverage the technologies of Amazon, Microsoft and Blue Origin. He skirted more controversial defense topics.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Defense, Pentagon, Boeing, Amazon Microsoft, Pat Shanahan, Nation & World, Boeing & Aerospace, Space Force


Google Staffers Are Walking Out Over Sexual Harassment Scandals. Here's What to Know

Thousands of Google staffers across the world are walking off the job Thursday in protest of the tech giant’s handling of sexual misconduct at the company.
Tags: Google, Science


Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts for sale

The perpetrators told the BBC Russian Service they had details from a total of 120 million accounts.
Tags: Facebook, Tech, BBC Russian Service


Spotify is giving away free Google Home Mini speakers to some paid subscribers

Spotify today announced a partnership with Google that doles out free hardware to certain paid subscribers. As of today, anyone with a Spotify Premium for Family plan — which covers six family members for about $15 a month — is eligible for a free Google Home Mini, a $50 value. Eligible users who claim the Home Mini will be put on a reservation list, with Spotify noting that you’ll get an email “as soon as your device is available.” I got a confirmation within seconds, but the company does note ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Spotify, US, Insider, Spotify Premium for Family, Google Home Mini


Apple Launches Program To Repair Old Devices Like the iPhone 4S

Apple is introducing a new "Repair Vintage Apple Products Pilot" program that will extend the period of time customers can receive repairs for older devices. "The new program at first will include the iPhone 5 and other Apple products that are about to become obsolete, and in the coming weeks will add more products to the list for devices that previously lost repair support," reports 9to5Mac. Some of the devices that will be included on the list include the iPhone 4s and MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mi...
Tags: Apple, Tech


Google's '#metoo' moment: Workers walk out over women's rights

Thousands of Google employees around the world briefly walked off their jobs on Thursday to protest the company's response to sexual harassment and demand that the world's largest search engine address rising concerns about workplace inequality. The protests took place in waves, beginning in Asia and then streaming across Europe and North America, with the final wave occurring at Google's headquarters in Mountain View, California. The protests, which drew Google contract workers as well as emp...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, News, New York Times, North America, Mountain View California, Andy Rubin


As Demand Increases, Conditions Are Getting Worse For Hollywood Stunt Performers

We’re approaching 2019, and Hollywood stunt performers are still some of the most under-appreciated workers in the entertainment industry. But the lack of recognition at the Academy Awards seems to be the least of their problems. With the increased demand for content comes an increased need for competent stunt people, and with many of them stretched thin, a new report says productions are cutting corners, resulting in dangerous working conditions and therefore more injuries and deaths for stunt...
Tags: Apple, Hollywood, Movies, Amc, Disney, Stunts, Deadpool, HARRIS, Hollywood Reporter, AFTRA, Business and Industry News, Andy Armstrong, John Bernecker, Hollywood Stunt Performers, Joi Harris


Apple’s holiday forecast, flat iPhone unit sales disappoint investors

Apple said it would stop reporting unit sales for iPhones, iPads, and Macs beginning in fiscal 2019, sparking concern that the company wants to avoid disclosing weak growth numbers.
Tags: Apple, Business, Technology, News


Edo raises $12M to measure TV ad effectiveness

Edo, an ad analytics startup founded by Daniel Nadler and actor Edward Norton, announced today that it has raised $12 million in Series A funding. Nadler and Norton have both had startup success before — Nadler co-founded and led Kensho, which S&P Global acquired for $550 million. Norton invested in Kensho and co-founded CrowdRise, which was acquired by GoFundMe. Even so, ad analytics might seem like an arcane industry for an actor/filmmaker to want to tackle. However, Norton said he was actuall...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Facebook, Advertising Tech, Tech, Edward Norton, Cnbc, Norton, Robert Smith, Breyer, Edo, Kensho, Daniel Nadler, Nadler, Krim, WGI Group


Apple warns on holiday sales, sending value below $1 trillion

Apple Inc on Thursday warned that sales for the crucial holiday quarter would likely miss Wall Street expectations, which Chief Executive Tim Cook blamed on weakness in emerging markets and foreign exchange costs.
Tags: Apple, Money, businessNews, Tim Cook, Apple Inc


Reef-rejuvenating LarvalBot spreads coral babies by the millions

The continuing die-off of the world’s coral reefs is a depressing reminder of the reality of climate change, but it’s also something we can actively push back on. Conservationists have a new tool to do so with LarvalBot, an underwater robot platform that may greatly accelerate efforts to re-seed old corals with healthy new polyps. The robot has a history going back to 2015, when a prototype known as COTSbot was introduced, capable of autonomously finding and destroying the destructive crown of t...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Climate Change, Tech, Conservation, Queensland, Southern Cross, Robotics, GreenTech, Queensland University of Technology, Southern Cross University, Peter Harrison, Matthew Dunbabin


Google walkout: Staff leave US offices over women's treatment

Employees from across the world are protesting against the company's treatment of women.
Tags: Google, News, US


Wall Street climbs for third day, Apple falls after the bell

U.S. stocks rose for a third straight session on Thursday as President Donald Trump said trade talks with China were "moving along nicely," reviving hopes that the two countries can resolve their trade dispute.
Tags: Apple, Money, China, businessNews, Donald Trump


Apple's 4Q results disappoint amid tech jitters

Apple's faithful customers aren't snapping up iPhones quite as enthusiastically as anticipated heading into the crucial holiday shopping season.But the latest models costing US$1,000 and more are popular enough to keep propelling... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Business


Business Highlights

___Google employees leave work to protest treatment of womenSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of Google employees around the world walk off the job to protest what they say is the tech giant's mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business, Ap


How To Embed Google Calendar On Your Linux Desktop Background

This article explains how to embed Google Calendar on your Linux desktop background. It also includes some customization hints.
Tags: Google, Linux


Google Employees Stage Protest Over Handling of Sexual Harassment

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Employees at Google offices around the world held a wave of walkouts on Thursday to protest the company's handling of sexual harassment. The walkouts, which started in Asia and spread across continents, were planned for around 11 a.m. in their time zones. Protests were held through the day in Google offices in the United States. The backlash was prompted by an article in The New York Times last week that revealed that Google had paid m...
Tags: Google, Asia, New York, London, Berlin, Singapore, Tech, United States, New York Times, Dublin, Zurich, Hyderabad India, Mountain View California Employees



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