Tesla Cars Keep More Data Than You Think

Tesla vehicles sent to the junk yard after a crash carry much more data than you'd think. According to CNBC, citing two security researchers, "Computers on Tesla vehicles keep everything that drivers have voluntarily stored on their cars, plus tons of other information generated by the vehicles including video, location and navigational data showing exactly what happened leading up to a crash." From the report: One researcher, who calls himself GreenTheOnly, describes himself as a "white hat hac...
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Cases and mounts aim to keep your phone protected and close at hand

Tech Review: The Scooch phone case and mounting system work together to help you protect, mount and keep your phone close at hand.
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The 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro is on sale on Amazon for as low as $500

If you’ve been looking to get your hands on an Apple tablet (and don’t want to spend $900 or more on the newest iPad Pro), then Amazon currently has the excellent last-gen 10.5-inch iPad Pro on sale for as low as $500, one of the best prices we’ve seen yet. The post The 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro is on sale on Amazon for as low as $500 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Mobile, Trends, Tablets, Ipad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro

Scientists Find Genetic Mutation That Makes Women Feel No Pain

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Doctors have identified a new mutation in a woman who is barely able to feel pain or stress after a surgeon who was baffled by her recovery from an operation referred her for genetic testing. Jo Cameron, 71, has a mutation in a previously unknown gene which scientists believe must play a major role in pain signaling, mood and memory. The discovery has boosted hopes of new treatments for chronic pain which affects millions of people globally....
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Huawei Tops $100 Billion Revenue For First Time Despite Political Headwinds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC: Huawei's revenue grew 19.5 percent in 2018, surpassing $100 billion for the first time, despite continuing political headwinds from around the world. Sales came in at 721.2 billion yuan ($107.13 billion) last year. Net profit reached 59.3 billion yuan, higher by 25.1 percent compared to a year ago. The revenue growth was faster than that seen in 2017, but the net profit rise was slightly slower. Huawei's numbers are a bright spot for the firm, whi...
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Valve is building its own high-end VR headset called ‘Index’

Valve is ready to sell its own full VR hardware getup. The gaming giant behind some classic titles and the ubiquitous Steam store has revealed a teaser image on its site of a VR headset called the Valve Index. Alongside the photo, text reads “Upgrade your experience. May 2019” suggesting a near-term full announcement or release date of what is likely a high-end VR system. Valve has long been a present name in virtual reality circles but it hasn’t shipped a dedicated headset of its own, instead f...
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Apple pulls plug on AirPower wireless charging mat

Apple confirmed on Friday that it will not deliver on its promise of helping usher in a wireless future with an AirPower mat for charging its devices. The project announced in late 2017 proved to be an engineering challenge, Apple senior vice president of hardware engineering Dan Riccio told AFP. "After much effort, we've concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have canceled the project," Riccio said.
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Apple redesigns wireless AirPower charger to be world's smallest, thinnest, lightest, cheapest, invisible... OK, it doesn't exist anymore

Gizmo axed because it wasn't good enough, ran too hot Apple's latest foray into wireless charging has ended with the cancellation of the AirPower, the white disc that was supposed to be able to power multiple iThings simultaneously.…
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California Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Deadly Kansas 'Swatting'

slipped_bit writes: Tyler R. Barriss, 26, who pleaded guilty to multiple counts of "swatting" attempts, including the case that caused an innocent man to be killed by police in 2017, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. The case in 2017 was all because of a dispute between two online players over a $1.50 bet in the "Call of Duty: WWII" video game. A total of 51 federal charges related to fake calls and threats were made against Barriss. "Barriss' prosecution in Wichita consolidated other fe...
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Years of Mark Zuckerberg's old Facebook posts have vanished. The company says it 'mistakenly deleted' them. (FB)

Some old Facebook posts by CEO Mark Zuckerberg have vanished, and the company says it "mistakenly deleted" them. The disappearances include posts about key moments in the company's history, like the acquisition of Instagram in 2012. "A few years ago some of Mark’s posts were mistakenly deleted due to technical errors," a spokesperson said in a statement. Facebook won't restore the posts. Facebook has also made changes to the way it saves its archives of previous corporate announcements and blo...
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If You Were Waiting For Apple AirPower, We Have Bad News

In a rare reversal, a product Tim Cook once touted on stage has been canceled.
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'Fortnite' Creator Sees Epic Games Becoming as Big as Facebook, Google

The company behind "Fortnite" wants to become the next Facebook or Google, said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney. The idea isn't much of a stretch. From a report: While "Fortnite" began life as a relatively mundane game it continues to evolve, first by adding a battle royale mode, and then by leaning on the game's massive install base to turn the title into something more akin to a social platform that can host concerts, tell stories, and inspire creativity. Sweeney points to the game's popularity as ...
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Facebook finally responds to New Zealand on Christchurch attack

After two weeks of criticism, Sheryl Sandberg published a letter saying the company is exploring live stream video restrictionsTwo weeks after a terrorist used Facebook to broadcast live video while he massacred 50 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand, the company has broken its silence in the country by publishing a letter from Sheryl Sandberg in the New Zealand Herald.Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, said the company is “exploring” placing restrictions on who can live stream video on...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Social Networking, US news, New Zealand, Christchurch, Sheryl Sandberg, Christchurch shooting, New Zealand Herald Sandberg Facebook

iFixit Teardown Reveals Apple's New AirPods Are 'Disappointingly Disposable'

After tearing apart Apple's new second-generation AirPods, the repair guide site found that there is no practical way to service or repair them even at a professional shop. They labeled them as "disappointingly disposable." Ars Technica reports: iFixit had to go to almost comical lengths to open the AirPods up, and despite their expertise and tools, the iFixit team was unable to do so without permanently damaging the product. [...] That's disappointing, given that the batteries in the AirPods wo...
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Intel Lays Off Hundreds of Tech Admins

Intel has reportedly laid off a number of information technology workers at sites across the company this week. Sources say the layoffs are numbered in the hundreds, but Intel has declined to specify how many people lost their jobs or describe the rationale for the cutbacks. OregonLive reports: The cuts took place at sites across the company, including Oregon, Intel's largest site with 20,000 workers. Cuts also took place at other Intel facilities in the United States and at a large administrati...
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Five Multi-Device Alternatives to Apple's Canceled AirPower Charger

Apple has finally announced that AirPower, the wireless charging mat that promised to charge your iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch, has officially been canceled. While there probably aren’t any products that rival what Apple promised for the ill-fated AirPower, there are a number of charging pads that can juice up all…Read more...
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Apple sells wireless charging AirPods, cancels charger days later

“Works with AirPower mat”. Apparently not. Looks like Apple doesn’t treat customers with the same “high standard” of care it apparently reserves for its hardware quality. 9 days after launching its $199 wireless charging AirPods headphones touting compatibility with the forthcoming Apple AirPower inductive charger mat, Apple has just scrapped AirPower entirely. It’s an uncharacteristically sloppy move for the “it just works” company. This time it didn’t. Apple clearly knew AirPower was borked be...
Tags: Apple, TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Drama, Opinion, Tech, Ryan Jones, AirPods, Airpower, Dan Riccio Apple, Hardware Engineering, Apple Card TV

Welp, Apple Just Canceled AirPower

Apple first announced AirPower in 2017 with a projected release in 2018. But that time came and went with nary a word from Apple. Now, despite several reports and rumors to the contrary, the project has been canceled. In a statement to TechCrunch, Apple Senior VP of Hardware Engineering Dan Riccio cited the inability to meet Apple’s strict standards the reason for the cancelation. After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project....
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Critical Magento SQL Injection Flaw Could Soon Be Targeted By Hackers

itwbennett writes: The popular e-commerce platform Magento has released 37 security issues affecting both the commercial and open-source versions, four of which are critical. 'Of those, one SQL injection flaw is of particular concern for researchers because it can be exploited without authentication,' writes Lucian Constantine for CSO. Researchers from Web security firm Sucuri 'have already reverse-engineered the patch [for that flaw] and created a working proof-of-concept exploit for internal t...
Tags: Tech, Magento, CSO, Constantin, Sucuri, Lucian Constantine

Equity Shot: Lyft is public — what does that mean for other IPO-ready unicorns?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Sure, we just aired a new episode yesterday but things keep happening, and after talking about this crop of IPOs for so long, we can’t help ourselves. (You can follow us on Twitter, here and here, by the way, if Equity isn’t enough for you.) Lyft, as you know, started trading today, closing the loop on a long saga that brought the smaller of the two domestic rid...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Lyft, Uber, Pinterest, Tech, Transport, Commuting, Carsharing, TechCrunch, Unicorn, Equity podcast, Lyft IPO

Remote workers and nomads represent the next tech hub

Amid calls for a dozen different global cities to replace Silicon Valley — Austin, Beijing, London, New York — nobody has yet nominated “nowhere.” But it’s now a possibility. There are two trends to unpack here. The first is startups that are fully, or almost fully, remote, with employees distributed around the world. There’s a growing list of significant companies in this category: Automattic, Buffer, GitLab, Invision, Toptal and Zapier all have from 100 to nearly 1,000 remote employees. The...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, New York, London, Web Development, San Francisco, Tech, Austin, Beijing, Silicon Valley, Advisors, Slack, Video Conferencing, Invision, Asana

Apple, in rare reversal, pulls plug on wireless charging mat

Apple Inc on Friday said it is canceling the AirPower wireless charging mat that the company announced in 2017 on the same day as its iPhone X, a rare public retreat for the gadget maker known for splashy product launches. The mat was intended to wirelessly charge up to three Apple products at once, such as an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods wireless headphones. While wireless charging has spread through the gadget industry, charging three devices at once with higher wattage "fast charging" ha...
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Apple cancels plans for AirPower charging mat

Apple's much-anticipated wireless charging mat AirPower won't be launching after all.
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Unravel Charger Review: AirPower Is Dead, So Buy This Charging Mat Instead

Jason Fitzpatrick I really love wireless charging, but I don’t love packing multiple wireless chargers when I travel. The Unravel travel charger from Ampere makes it simple to pack light. Now that AirPower is dead, it’s an even more compelling product. At CES 2019 I got a chance to take a peek at the Unravel in person and was really impressed with the design. While everyone was waiting for AirPower to arrive, here was this company with not just a triple charging pad but one that could f...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Crafts, Kickstarter, Qi, Jacob, Google Pixel, Jason Fitzpatrick, Samsung Galaxy S9, Ampere

Apple’s new TV app: All of your shows, on (almost) every device you own

Apple is updating its TV app into a truly cross-platform one-stop shop for all of your movies and TV shows. It will appear on smart TVs and devices from Roku and Amazon, but there are still questions about features and pricing. The post Apple’s new TV app: All of your shows, on (almost) every device you own appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, News, Trends, Apple TV, Netflix, Home Theater, Roku, Streaming Video, Streaming Media, Movies & TV, Apple Event March 2019

Toyota Security Breach Exposes Personal Info of 3.1 Million Clients

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BleepingComputer: The personal information of roughly 3.1 million Toyota customers may have been leaked following a security breach of multiple Toyota and Lexus sales subsidiaries, as detailed in a breach notification issued by the car maker today. As detailed in a press release published on Toyota'a global newsroom, unauthorized access was detected on the computing systems of Tokyo Sales Holdings, Tokyo Tokyo Motor, Tokyo Toyopet, Toyota Tokyo Corolla, N...
Tags: Tech, Tokyo, Toyota, Jamil Shoji Lexus Nerima, Toyota Group Read

Toast, the restaurant management platform, has raised $250M at a $2.7B valuation

Restaurant sales hit $825 billion last year in the US, but with margins averaging at only three to five percent per business, they’re always looking for an edge on efficiency and just generally running things in a smarter way. Now, a startup called Toast, which has built a popular platform for restaurant management, has closed a hefty round of funding to double down on that opportunity to do that. The company has raised $250 million on a valuation of $2.7 billion, money that it will use to inves...
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Apple cancels AirPower charging mat plans

Apple's much-anticipated wireless charging mat won't be launching after all.
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Apple's AirPower Wireless Charger Is Officially Dead

Apple has completely canceled its much-hyped AirPower project. The wireless charging mat would have charged an iPhone, a pair of AirPods and an Apple Watch simultaneously but now it will charge nothing. On Friday, Apple made the embarrassing decision to admit defeat.Read more...
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AirPods 2 review

Apple’s updated AirPods arrived with little fanfare and packing only minimal improvements. The question is: Do Apple’s latest wireless buds offer enough upgrades to keep up with the growing crowd of competitors? The post AirPods 2 review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Wireless Headphones, Home Theater, Earbuds, AirPods

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