Reddit Has Become the Gospel of Personal Finance

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Quartz: If you look beyond the memes, cat videos, and quirky acronyms (TIL, OP, ELI5) you'll find a treasure trove of resources that will help you quickly get acquainted with the topics that have long eluded you. For me, even though I worked on Wall Street for nearly 15 years, Reddit is the first place I turn when I have a question about money. To me, here's what makes good financial advice: objectivity, accuracy, and relatability. With an alien mascot na...
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SXSW: Apple and Netflix pull out over coronavirus outbreak

Apple and Netflix are the latest in a growing list of companies to cancel
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Netflix, Sxsw, South By Southwest, Movies & TV

Best smartphone deals for March 2020: iPhone, Samsung, and Google Pixel

It's never a bad time to score a new smartphone, and here are some great deals to save you as much as $1,200.
Tags: Apple, Google, Deals, Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Phones

Need a new tablet? Here are the best Apple iPad deals for March 2020

In the wide world of tablets, Apple is the king. We curated an up-to-date list of all of the best iPad deals.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Ipads, Computing, Ipad Mini, Ipad Pro, Apple deals, iPad deals

The CEO of Zoom says that the coronavirus outbreak is going to drive way more companies to remote work even after it's all over (ZM)

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan said that he expects the coronavirus outbreak to show companies that remote working is the future, and it will "dramatically change the landscape."  Yuan said that even before coronavirus started driving more remote work, it was an increasing trend, especially in Silicon Valley, and other companies are now just starting to realize the benefits it offers. Zoom stock has been up dramatically in recent weeks, as Wall Street bets that coronavirus will drive more usage of the vid...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Hong Kong, China, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Vietnam, Yuan, Zoom, San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose CA, Shandong, Zapier, Kelly Steckelberg, Eric Yuan

New Zealand Birds Show Humanlike Ability To Make Predictions

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: Whether it's calculating your risk of catching the new coronavirus or gauging the chance of rain on your upcoming beach vacation, you use a mix of statistical, physical, and social information to make a decision. So do New Zealand parrots known as keas, scientists report today. It's the first time this cognitive ability has been demonstrated outside of apes, and it may have implications for understanding how intelligence evolved. [...] The find...
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Tulsi Gabbard's PR Stunt Thrown Out By Federal Judge

A federal judge dismissed outright loooooong-shot Democratic presidential candidate and Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard’s censorship lawsuit against Google this week, writing in a decision dated Tuesday that it had nothing resembling a plausible legal basis.Read more...
Tags: Google, Politics, Elections, Science, Hawaii, Courts, Ads, First Amendment, Tulsi Gabbard, Political Ads, Tech Policy, 2020 Election

The iPhone can now (barely) run Android thanks to Project Sandcastle

Just a few hours ago, we wrote about how it’s now possible to jailbreak an iPhone with a rooted Android device. But we have another case of developers committing tech heresy today: The enterprising team at Project Sandcastle managed to get Android working on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Why? Because they can. And adding an extra bit of intrigue to this story is the fact Project Sandcastle is being developed by team members of cybersecurity startup Corellium, which is currently being sued by Apple. Y...
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No time to read? This app lets you digest best-selling books in just 10 minutes

Nobody wants to get bogged down in the details. These days, there’s too much going on to get lost in the weeds of endless exposition and meandering digressions. We’re all in a hurry. We’re all racing the clock. Boil it down. Give me the bullet. That’s the heart of the getAbstract philosophy. Among the mountains of valuable non-fiction books out there, getAbstract is committed to cutting right to their hearts and offering all the most critical information those tomes have to offer. You can try ou...
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Apple Pulls Out of SXSW 2020 Over Coronavirus Concerns

Apple is no longer participating in the SXSW 2020 festival, as concerns heighten over the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Variety has confirmed. The tech giant had been set to premiere three new Apple TV Plus originals at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival, and also was scheduled to host a discussion of Apple’s “Little America” […]
Tags: Apple, News, Sxsw, Apple TV Plus, Coronavirus

Apple Tells Geniuses They May Run Low on iPhones Thanks to Coronavirus Shutdowns in China

As the global outbreak of the novel SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, Apple has warned technical support staff at stores that it may fall short on replacement iPhones and parts, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Health, Gadgets, Science, Technology, China, Supply Chain, Bloomberg, Outbreak, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Simple Systems Have Less Downtime

Greg Kogan, writes in a blog post: The Maersk Triple-E Class container ship is 1,300 feet long, carries over 18,000 containers across 11,000 miles between Europe and Asia, and... Its entire crew can fit inside a passenger van. As a former naval architect and a current marketing consultant to startups, I found that the same principle that lets a 13-person crew navigate the world's largest container ship to a port halfway around the world without breaking down also applies to startups working towa...
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Thanks, coronavirus: Apple reportedly has few replacement iPhones to go around

It’s become clear the coronavirus epidemic has had massive repercussions on the tech industry–and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Case in point: A report by Bloomberg suggests Apple is struggling to maintain its inventory of replacement iPhones and iPads. According to the report, Apple recently told Apple Store Geniuses – its tech support staff – that replacement devices will be in short supply for “two to four weeks.” Geniuses were told they could offer loaners or let custome...
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Oprah Winfrey tackles ‘American Dirt’ controversy in two-night Apple TV+ special

The novel “American Dirt” was already controversial when Oprah Winfrey picked it for her popular book club. Now Oprah will aim to get to the heart of the controversy around Jeanine Cummins’ story of a Mexican mother and son seeking refuge in the United States. “American Dirt” grabbed attention — and stirred a backlash — when critics alleged Cummins, who has a Latina grandmother, was not qualified to tell the story of her Latino characters accurately and questioned whether other Latinx writers wo...
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'Contagion,' Steven Soderbergh's 2011 Thriller, Is Climbing Up the Charts

One of the hottest movies in the Warner Bros. library is a nine-year-old drama that kills off Gwyneth Paltrow in its first 15 minutes. From a report: Fears of the coronavirus have prompted movie fans to re-examine Steven Soderbergh's star-studded 2011 thriller, "Contagion," a fictional account of a pandemic that kills 26 million people worldwide. According to Warner Bros., the film was listed as No. 270 among its catalog titles at the end of December. Since the start of 2020, it has jumped to se...
Tags: Tech, Atlanta, Comcast, Harry Potter, Steven Soderbergh, Warner Bros, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Gwyneth Paltrow, Amazon Prime Video, Jenkins, Barry Jenkins, Lulu Wang

Anthony Levandowski ordered to pay $179 million to Google

Anthony Levandowski, the engineer and autonomous vehicle startup founder who was at the center of a trade secrets lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, has been ordered to pay $179 million to end a contract dispute over his departure from Google. Reuters was the first to report the court order. An arbitration panel ruled in December that Levandowski and Lior Ron had engaged in unfair competition and breached their contract with Google when they left the company to start a rival autonomous vehicl...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Uber, Lawsuit, Legal, Tech, Automotive, Lawsuits, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Ron, Otto, San Francisco County Superior Court, San Francisco County, Devin Coldewey, Waymo

Tulsi Gabbard’s $50 Million Suit Against Google Is Dismissed

The Democratic presidential candidate had accused the tech giant of infringing on her free speech when it temporarily suspended her advertising account.
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Twitter tries out 'fleets', tweets that vanish after a day

Fleets trialled in Brazil to remove some of the anxieties that ‘hold people back from talking’, company saysTwitter is testing tweets in Brazil that disappear after 24 hours, similar to the stories feature by Facebook’s photo-sharing app Instagram.Called “fleets”, the vanishing messages are viewed by tapping on a user’s profile picture, and people can react to them only with direct messages, Kayvon Beykpour, the company’s product lead said on Twitter. Continue reading...
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ThinkComputers Podcast #212

This week on the podcast we talk about our reviews of the Thermaltake Level 20 RGB Titanium Gaming Keyboard and Lamptron SM436 Sync Edition Fan & RGB Controller. We also discuss a new gaming bed, NVIDIA Ampere news, Herman Miller joining forces with Logitech & More! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #212 appeared first on
Tags: Podcast, Tech, Tech News, EKWB, Nvidia, Logitech, Amd, ThinkComputers, ThinkComputers Podcast, Herman Miller, NVIDIA GTC, Ampere, Lamptron SM436, Bauhutte, Gaming Bed, Everest Modular Keyboard

Apple Reveals iPhone 11 Night Mode Photo Challenge Winners (mac rumors)

Last month, Apple launched a Night Mode photo challenge, inviting customers around the world to share their best low-light photos captured with the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max. Apple today revealed the six winning photos from thousands of submissions worldwide. The winning photos will be featured in a gallery on, on Apple's social media platforms, and on billboards globally. Apple said it will pay a licensing fee to the winning photographers for use of such photos...
Tags: Apple, News, Joe Rossignol, Moscow Russia, Beijing China, Pamplona Spain, Pro Max Apple, Konstantin Chalabov, Andrei Manuilov, Rustam Shagimordanov, Yu Eric Zhang, Mitsun Soni Mumbai India

Uber Drivers' Self-Employed Status 'Fictitious', France Rules

France's top court ruling opens the way for Uber drivers to be reclassified as employees, the country's highest court ruled on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of rulings globally to grant more rights to gig workers. From a report: The Cour de Cassation in Paris said Uber drivers can't build a clientele, don't set rates or decide on terms and conditions, itineraries are imposed and destinations unknown to them. The top court said the fact that Uber "unilaterally determines its terms and rules" ar...
Tags: Uber, France, Tech, Paris, Cour de Cassation

Apple is telling retail store workers to expect a limited supply of replacement iPhones for the next several weeks (AAPL)

Apple is telling employees at its retail stores that its supply of replacement iPhones could be limited for weeks, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.  Apple often replaces customer devices when they're beyond repair, but the company informed employees that it's now facing a shortage of those phones, Bloomberg reported. The shortage is yet another sign of the impact that the coronavirus outbreak is having on Apple's business. Apple had temporarily closed stores and its suppliers halted factory op...
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Apple stores have a shortage of replacement parts due to coronavirus

This is the first consumer-facing impact of coronavirus on Apple's supply chain
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Supply Chain, Coronavirus

Boosted lays off ‘a significant portion’ of team as it looks for a buyer

Boosted, the startup behind the Boosted Boards and, more recently, the Boosted Rev electric scooter, has laid off “a significant portion” of its team, the company announced today. The company is now actively seeking a buyer. Boosted attributes the layoffs to the costs of developing, producing and maintaining electric vehicles and the “unplanned challenge with the high expense of the US-China tariff war,” Boosted CEO Jeff Russakow and CTO John Ulmen wrote in a blog post. “The Boosted brand wil...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Layoffs, Tech, Cto, US China, Personnel, Micromobility, Boosted, Jeff Russakow, Russakow, John Ulmen, Ulmen

SF poised to pass Prop E, which could significantly reduce new supply of startup office space

San Francisco is poised to pass a controversial proposition that would almost certainly limit further office space development in the city, perhaps pushing more tech companies and startups to set up their HQs elsewhere. Prop E‘s passing, which seemed likely Wednesday afternoon following Tuesday’s election, ties office development approval to the city’s ability to meet affordable housing goals, something that the city and its developers haven’t proven themselves all that capable of doing in recen...
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Google Stadia review: The revolution isn’t now

Google Stadia delivers much of what it promised, including console-quality gaming on smartphones, but its success comes with plenty of caveats.
Tags: Google, Gaming, Trends, Cloud Gaming, Stadia, Google Stadia

Eureka? Scientists think they discovered the particle responsible for dark matter

A research team lead by nuclear physicists Mikhail Bashkanov and Daniel Watts from the University of York recently published research indicating that a newly discovered particle may be responsible for the existence of dark matter. Scientists estimate that some 80% of the universe is comprised of mysterious dark matter, but that’s about as far as they’ve gotten. Physicists aren’t sure what dark matter‘s made of, where it came from, or if it actually exists at all. But, assuming it does, Bashkanov...
Tags: Startups, Science, Insights, Tech, Watts, University of York, Daniel Watts, Mikhail Bashkanov, Bashkanov

Only 2 of Facebook's earliest employees stayed at the company — here's what Facebook's first 20 employees are up to now (FB)

Facebook launched in February 2004, and it's come a long way in the last 16 years.  Notably, almost all of the company's first 20 employees have since left the company. Only two remain, and you can probably guess who one of them is.  Some have become venture capitalists: Kevin Colleran opened Slow Ventures, while Sean Parker worked at Founders Fund for eight years.  Others have founded their own companies: Dustin Moskovitz launched Asana, while Steve Chen created YouTube.  Visit Business Insid...
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Apple Now Lets Apps Send Ads in Push Notifications

Apple will now allow push notifications to be used for advertising, so long as users agree to receive the ads first. From a report: Apple updated its App Store guidelines today with a change to its traditionally strict restrictions around push notifications. Apple has long banned apps from using notifications for "advertising, promotions, or direct marketing purposes," but that changes today. Apps can now send marketing notifications when "customers have explicitly opted in to receive them." Use...
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Should You Cancel Travel Plans Amid COVID-19 Concerns? Here’s What to Consider

Airlines have suspended operations to certain airports and a growing number of companies are restricting business travel amid concerns over COVID-19, raising questions about whether people should cancel their upcoming international and domestic trips. Guidelines around travel have become increasingly complex as more than 92,000 COVID-19 cases and 3,000 deaths have been reported across 79 countries and territories. Several airlines have suspended or reduced service to countries with some of ...
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