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PayPal, GoFundMe Yank Accounts for Far-Right Militia Rounding Up Migrants at Border

PayPal and GoFundMe have banned a far-right group, the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), that was recently reported to be posing as law enforcement to round up migrant families at gunpoint at the U.S. border with Mexico before handing them over to Border Patrol officials, BuzzFeed News reported on Friday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Technology, Crowdfunding, Youtube, Mexico, Immigration, Social Media, Paypal, Border Patrol, Gofundme, Militias, BuzzFeed News, Right Wing Extremism, Deplatforming


Super Mario Bros. Gets Ported to the Commodore 64

A very dedicated retro game developer has managed to port the original Super Mario Bros. over to the Commodore 64. The faithful recreation of the 1985 game to the 1982 console was performed over 7 grueling years by ZeroPaige and dubbed as Super Mario Bros. 64. As a bonus, Super Mario Bros. 64 contains all three […]
Tags: Games, Technology, Mario, Anime, Ports, Retro, Mario Bros, PV, ZeroPaige


Google will block embedded browser log-ins to fight phishing (engadget)

Embedded browsers within apps can be useful if you want to use an existing account from another service -- say, your Gmail log-in -- to access their features. However, they're also really easy to weaponize for man-in-the-middle types of phishing atta... [Author: Mariella Moon]
Tags: Google, News, Mariella Moon


'How the Boeing 737 Max Disaster Looks to a Software Developer'

Slashdot reader omfglearntoplay shared this article from IEEE's Spectrum. In "How the Boeing 737 Max Disaster Looks to a Software Developer," pilot (and software executive) Gregory Travis argues Boeing tried to avoid costly hardware changes to their 737s with a flawed software fix -- specifically, the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (or MCAS): It is astounding that no one who wrote the MCAS software for the 737 Max seems even to have raised the possibility of using multiple inpu...
Tags: Tech, Boeing, MCAS, Gregory Travis


Smoke 'Seen For Miles' as SpaceX Crew Dragon Suffers Anomaly at Cape Canaveral

An anonymous reader quotes Florida Today: A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule suffered an anomaly during a routine test fire at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Saturday afternoon, the 45th Space Wing confirmed today. "On April 20, 2019, an anomaly occurred at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station during the Dragon 2 static test fire," Wing Spokesman Jim Williams told FLORIDA TODAY. "The anomaly was contained and there were no injuries." SpaceX's Crew Dragon, also referred to as Dragon 2, is designed to t...
Tags: Florida, Tech, International Space Station, Cape Canaveral, Miles, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Jim Williams


SpaceX capsule suffers ‘anomaly,’ smoke seen for miles

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Officials say SpaceX’s new capsule for astronauts suffered an “anomaly” during a routine engine test firing in Florida, causing smoke to be seen for miles. Forty-fifth Space Wing Spokesman Jim Williams tells Florida Today that the anomaly happened Saturday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station while the SpaceX Crew Dragon […]
Tags: Business, Spacex, Florida, Technology, News, Ap, Nation, CAPE CANAVERAL Fla, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida Today, Space Wing Spokesman Jim Williams


Apple Watch Series 3 and Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches get big price cuts

The Apple Watch Series 3 and Samsung Gear S3 are at some of the lowest prices we've seen since so far this year. With discounts from Amazon and Walmart, now is a great time to find spring savings on wearables. The post Apple Watch Series 3 and Samsung Gear S3 smartwatches get big price cuts appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Mobile, Wearables, Samsung, Trends, Walmart


'Some Cheers, A Few Sneers For Google's URL Solution For AMP'

The Verge explains what all the commotion is about: AMP stands for "Accelerated Mobile Pages," and you've probably noticed that those pages load super quickly and usually look much simpler than regular webpages. You may have also noticed that the URL at the top of your browser started with "www.google.com/somethingorother" instead of with the webpage you thought you were visiting. Google is trying to fix that by announcing support for something called "Signed Exchanges." What it should mean is t...
Tags: Google, Tech, Mozilla, AMP, Pierre Far, Jeffrey Yaskin


Octopus Typewriter

Recycled 1938 Underwood typewriter turned into unique Octopus sculpture. “Octopus Typewriter” mechanical sculpture created by Courtney Brown. Also check out: Chromatic Typewrite
Tags: Design, Tech, Underwood, Courtney Brown


The CIA Accuses Huawei Of Being Secretly Funded By China's State Intelligence

"U.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday." Long-time Slashdot reader hackingbear shares a story from Reuters: The CIA accused Huawei of receiving funding from China's National Security Commission, the People's Liberation Army and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network, the British newspaper reported, citing a source. Earlier this year, U.S. intelligence shared its claims with other members of the...
Tags: Washington, China, Tech, Beijing, United States, The Times, New Zealand, Cia, Huawei, Reuters, Slashdot, Huawei Technologies, U S intelligence, Britain Australia Canada, State Intelligence


No one knows how to hire, plus brand design and African tech

Editor’s Note: No one knows how to hire Hiring is the lifeblood of the world. Few people do truly singular work; instead, nearly every facet of our civilization is built by groups of humans (and increasingly machines) working in tandem. Image by PeopleImages via Getty Images That presents quite the puzzle though: if teamwork is so critical to the functioning of, well, everything, why are we so god awfully bad at building teams? Minus a couple of high functioning teams of course, the evidence ...
Tags: California, Tech, Mozilla, Jumia, Bitmoji, Scaleworks, Iterable, The Extra Crunch Daily, PeopleImages


George Zimmerman banned from Tinder dating app

MIAMI (AP) — The ex-neighborhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed black teen in Florida in 2012 has been banned from the dating app Tinder. An emailed statement from Tinder cited users’ safety as a reason for removing George Zimmerman’s profile. An article by Tampa, Florida, weekly Creative Loafing says Zimmerman used a fake name […]
Tags: Business, Florida, Technology, News, Ap, Nation, George Zimmerman, Miami, Tampa Florida, ZIMMERMAN


Tech Stocks This Week: 2 Soaring IPOs and Apple's Settlement With Qualcomm

Find out why Zoom and Pinterest soared and how Apple and Qualcomm finally came to terms.
Tags: Apple, Finance, Article, Qualcomm, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 530a2d1a-cb42-537e-87be-ed4855e51c04


Erlang Creator Joe Armstrong Has Died

Rogers Cadenhead (Slashdot reader #4,482) writes: Joe Armstrong, the computer scientist best known as one of the creators of the Erlang programming language, died Saturday. Erlang Solutions founder Francesco Cesarini shared the news on Twitter and said, "His work has laid the foundation which will be used by generations to come. RIP @joeerl, thank you for inspiring us all." Erlang was created by Armstrong, Robert Virding and Mike Williams at the Ericsson telecom company in 1986 and became ope...
Tags: Tech, Erlang, Ericsson, Joe, Armstrong, Mike Williams, Joe Armstrong, Rogers Cadenhead Slashdot, Francesco Cesarini, Armstrong Robert Virding, Cesarini, Ulf Wiger


Doctor-services firm says private data of patients exposed

DALLAS (AP) — A company that provides billing and other services to doctors and hospitals across the U.S. says a breach exposed personal data including Social Security numbers and clinical information about some patients. Emcare Inc. says an unauthorized third party gained access to the information through employee email accounts. The company said Saturday that […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Ap, Nation, Social Security, Dallas, EmCare Inc


CIA Allegedly Told Allies That Huawei Is Funded By Chinese State Security, Army

The Central Intelligence Agency has accused Chinese tech giant Huawei of accepting funding from the “People’s Liberation Army, China’s National Security Commission and a third branch of the Chinese state intelligence network,” the Times of London reported on Saturday, citing a “UK source.”Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Cybersecurity, Spying, Hacking, Wireless, Hackers, Espionage, Cia, Huawei, Central Intelligence Agency, 5g, Times of London, Peoples Liberation Army, Chinese State Security Army


Will Alphabet Earnings Beat Expectations Again?

The Google parent company's Q1 earnings are scheduled to be released on Monday, April 29. Here's what to watch and expect.
Tags: Google, Finance, Article, FBN, Motley Fool, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, 9a5fe472-1d41-5a6c-8e12-7ab0a31232aa


Get Back Some of Inbox's Features With Darwin Mail

If you, like many of us, have been missing Google’s Inbox since it shut down last year, Darwin Mail might be a good replacement. The service works with your Gmail account to bring many of the best features of Inbox back to your inbox.Read more...
Tags: Google, Gmail, Email, Lifehacks, Emails, Darwin Mail


Canada Civil Liberties Group Argues Toronto Shouldn't Be 'Google's Lab Rat'

"A civil liberties group in Canada is suing three tiers of government over potential privacy issues posed by Sidewalk Labs's plan to develop a 12-acre smart city in Toronto, which will be approved or denied later this summer," reports Fast Company. The fight centers around a taxpayer-funded organization jointly created by the federal, provincial, and municipal governments: The Canadian Civil Liberties Association claims that Waterfront Toronto, let alone Sidewalk Labs, doesn't have the jurisdic...
Tags: Google, Toronto, Tech, Canada, Sidewalk Labs, Ontario, Tim Berners Lee, Michael Bryant, CCLA, Waterfront Toronto, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Ann Cavoukian, The Canadian Civil Liberties Association


How to save yourself money by buying a refurbished iPhone

There’s a lot to consider when you’re looking for a new iPhone, and it can be very expensive. Save yourself some heartache and some money with our guide on how to buy a refurbished iPhone. The post How to save yourself money by buying a refurbished iPhone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Trends, Buying Guides, Apple Iphone, Refurbished iPhone


Nintendo Releasing Cheaper Version of Nintendo Switch

It has been reported that Nintendo intends to release a cheaper version of the Nintendo Switch this autumn. There are reports that Nintendo is planning to release a less expensive version of the Nintendo Switch at some point this autumn. The upcoming model is set to be designed primarily for portable use (which may mean […]
Tags: Games, Technology, Nintendo, Rumors, Anime, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Releasing Cheaper Version of Nintendo


An Interstellar Meteor May Have Hit Earth

Two Harvard researchers believe a small meteor that struck earth in 2014 was from another solar system, saying it's "like getting a message in a bottle from a distant location." CNN reports: Dr. Abraham Loeb, the chair of the Department of Astronomy at Harvard University, and his co-author Amir Siraj, studied the velocity of objects entering the Earth's atmosphere, which can be used to predict whether the object was traveling in relation to our sun's orbit... Of the three fastest objects on rec...
Tags: Tech, Cnn, Harvard, Harvard University, Loeb, Department of Astronomy, Abraham Loeb, Amir Siraj


From lab-grown meat to fermented fungus, here’s what corporate food VCs are serving up

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor A record $2.5B went to US insurance startup deals last year, and big insurers are in all the way Space tech rockets higher In a foodie’s ideal world, we’d all eat healthy, minimally processed cuisine sourced from artisanal farmers, bakers and chefs. In the real world, however, most of us derive the lion’s share of calories from edibles supplied by a handful of giant food conglomerat...
Tags: Meat, Food, Startups, TC, Column, Colorado, California, Boston, Israel, US, Tech, Chicago, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Berkeley, Spoiler Alert


3 Useful International Travelling Tips

You will find several places on the globe that you would love to travel to. It is such an overwhelming desire that once you decide to go to someplace, you cannot count the days to reach there and explore that place that you always dreamed for. Well, there are few things that you have to do well in advance to keep your journey smooth and to reach the destination here you always wanted to. In this article, we are going to share with you the tips and tricks to smooth out everything for your intern...
Tags: Travel, Google, Sponsored, Australia


Acquisitions, more than IPOs, will create Africa’s early startup successes

Africa has made its global IPO debut. Pan-African e-commerce company Jumia—a $1 billion-valued company— on the NYSE last week. The stock offering made Jumia the first upstart operating in Africa to list on a major global exchange. This raises expectations for unicorns and IPOs to create the continent’s first wave of startup moguls. But unlike other markets, big public listings and nine-figure valuations could remain rare in Africa. The rise of venture arms and startup acquisitions will factor m...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Accelerator, Developer, Finance, Funding, Africa, Tech, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Logistics, Nyse, Shenzen, Jumia


3 of the Most Useful International Travel Tips

You will find several places on the globe that you would love to travel to. It is such an overwhelming desire that once you decide to go to someplace, you cannot count the days to reach there and explore that place that you always dreamed for. Well, there are few things that you have to do well in advance to keep your journey smooth and to reach the destination here you always wanted to. In this article, we are going to share with you the tips and tricks to smooth out everything for your intern...
Tags: Travel, Google, Sponsored, Australia


Original Content podcast: On ‘Guava Island,’ Donald Glover mixes music and politics

It was hard to know what to expect from “Guava Island.” Last year, Donald Glover and Rihanna filmed the mysterious project with director Hiro Murai (who’s also directed multiple episodes of “Atlanta” and the music video for “This is America”, then they said almost nothing about it until debuting the film at Coachella and releasing it on Amazon. “Guava Island” turns out to be a 54-minute, fable-like story of a musician named Deni (Glover) and his girlfriend Kofi (Rihanna) on a fictional Caribbean...
Tags: Apple, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Rihanna, America, Tech, Atlanta, Game Of Thrones, Coachella, Cuba, Caribbean, Donald Glover, Amazon Studios, Hiro Murai, Jon Shieber


Corporate Surveillance: When Employers Collect Data on Their Workers

An anonymous reader quotes CNBC: The emergence of sensor and other technologies that let businesses track, listen to and even watch employees while on company time is raising concern about corporate levels of surveillance... Earlier this year, Amazon received a patent for an ultrasonic bracelet that can detect a warehouse worker's location and monitor their interaction with inventory bins by using ultrasonic sound pulses. The system can track when and where workers put in or remove items from th...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Tech, Walmart, UPS, Eff, Accenture, Cbre, Cnbc, Freddie Mac, Workplace Analytics, Kory Lundberg


MooInk and MooInk Plus

I have created a MooInk page in our wiki. The page contains 2 models. This was featured on the E Ink web site (https://www.eink.com/reading-writing...plication&id=1) so I decided to create a page for our Chinese friends. The page was created using Google translation. I have no idea how well this works or if it works with English text. It does have special Chinese features such as changing the flow direction for text. The Plus version has actual keys as well as a touch screen and both feature SD ...
Tags: Google, Books, More E-book Readers, MooInk


America Reports Its First Cases of A Fungus Resistant To All Major Drugs

An anonymous reader quotes the New York Times: About 90 percent of C. auris strains are resistant to at least one drug, and 30 percent are resistant to two or more of the three major classes of antifungal drugs. However, on Tuesday, the C.D.C. confirmed that it has learned in the last month of the first known cases in the United States of so-called "pan-resistant" C. auris -- a strain resistant to all major antifungals, said Dr. Tom Chiller, head of the agency's fungal division, in an interview....
Tags: Cbs News, India, America, Tech, Walmart, United States, South Africa, New York Times, States, New York State, Matt Richtel, Chiller, Tom Chiller



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