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The iShield: Apple to design and make medical gear

Tech giant Apple is designing and making more than 1m face shields a week to ship to medical workers.
Tags: Apple, News


The New York Times, IFTTT, Medium, and Other Apps Adopt Sign in With Apple Ahead of June 30 Deadline

Apps with sign-in functionality, including The New York Times, IFTTT, Medium, and more, have continued to adopt Apple's secure Sign in with Apple feature ahead of a deadline of June 30. The deadline for these apps to support the feature was recently extended from April 30. ‌Sign in with Apple‌, first introduced in iOS 13, allows users to create accounts for apps and websites using an Apple ID. It also lets users to select specific data he or she would like to share with an app and even allows...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, New York Times, Pedro Marques, Sign in with Apple, Zuckerberg Pedro


After Four More Phone Masts Attacked, YouTube Promises To Remove Some 5G Conspiracy Videos

The Guardian reports that YouTube "will reduce the amount of content spreading conspiracy theories about links between 5G technology and coronavirus that it recommends to users, it has said, as four more attacks were recorded on phone masts within 24 hours." The online video company will actively remove videos that breach its policies, it said. But content that is simply conspiratorial about 5G mobile communications networks, without mentioning coronavirus, is still allowed on the site. YouTube ...
Tags: Youtube, Tech


Zoom, Zoom, Zoom… Videoconferencing in the Room

Love it or hate it, everyone is on Zoom these days, including lawyers. The company notes that daily use went up from 10 million users a day in December 2019, to over 200 million daily users in March 2020. On March 23, 2020 alone, the app was downloaded 2.13 million times globally. Social distancing during COVID-19 has in no insignificant way pushed the use of this platform to new levels, with share prices going from $70 in January to $150 by the the end of March 2020. Yet, the platform was never...
Tags: Technology, Law, Toronto, Society, Commission, Usa Today, Facetime, Tribunal, Jain, Ontario, Federation, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Divisional Court, Amit Serper, Facebook Misleading, Macbooks Mac


Apple has sourced over 20 million protective masks, now building and shipping face shields

As it mobilizes its supply chain, employees, and partners to provide personal protective equipment to medical workers and others working to stop the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, Apple has sourced over 20 million face masks and is now building and shipping face shields, according to a statement from chief executive Tim Cook. Apple is dedicated to supporting the worldwide response to COVID-19. We’ve now sourced over 20M masks through our supply chain. Our design, engineering, operations ...
Tags: Apple, TC, Cook, Massachusetts, Tech, Canada, Brooklyn, 3d Printing, Tim Cook, Kaiser, Mask, Santa Clara, Formlabs, Tim Cook Apple, Global News, Voodoo Manufacturing


Tesla shows how it’s building ventilators with car parts

Tesla is among a group of automakers retooling facilities to build ventilators for the Covid-19 crisis. In the following video, the company provides a behind-the-scene look at its ventilator design process. Like Ford and General Motors, Tesla engineers are building its vent with parts for its vehicles. The reason is simple: car parts are available. Automotive companies obsessively stage parts for final assemble. Without doing so, having a shortage on, say, door handles can shut down a prod...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, New York, Ge, Tech, Tesla, Indiana, Ford, Gm, General Motors Tesla, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Tesla shows how its building ventilators with car parts

Tesla is among a group of automakers retooling facilities to build ventilators for the Covid-19 crisis. In the following video, the company provides a behind-the-scene look at its ventilator design process. Like Ford and General Motors, Tesla engineers are building its vent with parts for its vehicles. The reason is simple: car parts are available. Automotive companies obsessively stage parts for final assemble. Without doing so, having a shortage on, say, door handles can shut down a prod...
Tags: TC, Elon Musk, New York, Ge, Tech, Tesla, Indiana, Ford, Gm, General Motors Tesla, Coronavirus, COVID-19


How Robert Cringely Scored 5 Million N95 Masks From China

This week, tech pundit Robert Cringely described how a chance conversation with China-based entrepreneur Anina led to a friend with a garment factory "now making fully certified N-95 respirators with no clear distribution plan." Late on a Sunday night with the tech world in shut-down, how long would it take for me to find someone looking for up to five million N-95 masks? It took 10 minutes. I reached out to Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff and to Mark Cuban from the Dallas Mavericks and Shark ...
Tags: China, Dallas Mavericks, Tech, Fda, Marc Benioff, Shark Tank Mark, Anina, Robert Cringely


Apple has begun designing and producing face shields to protect health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic (AAPL)

Apple has begun designing and producing face shields to protect health care workers in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic. Apple CEO Tim Cook made the announcement via Twitter on Sunday. The company said it plans to ship one million face shields per week. It also increased the number of face masks it's donating to health care workers in the US to 20 million, up from the 10 million it previously announced. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple is designing a...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Cook, California, Kaiser Permanente, US, Trends, United States, Tim Cook, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Santa Clara Valley, China Cook


Scientists Create 'Xenobots' -- Virtual Creatures Brought to Life

"If the last few decades of progress in artificial intelligence and in molecular biology hooked up, their love child — a class of life unlike anything that has ever lived — might resemble the dark specks doing lazy laps around a petri dish in a laboratory at Tufts University." The New York Times reports on a mind-boggling living machine that's programmable -- and biodegradable. Strictly speaking, these life-forms do not have sex organs — or stomachs, brains or nervous systems. The one under th...
Tags: Tech, Columbia University, Times, Vint Cerf, Hod Lipson, Tufts University The New York Times


Vint Cerf 'No Longer Contagious' With Covid-19 (slashdot)

DevNull127 writes: Good news — VA Public Health has certified my wife and me as no longer contagious with COVID19," tweeted 76-year-old Vint Cerf, one of the creators of the modern internet. He added one word. "Recovering!" It seemed especially appropriate that Cerf shared his news online — and that it drew positive responses from grateful people around the world, including several who use the internet in their daily lives. Cerf's tweet immediately drew positive responses from the Internet So...
Tags: Google, News, Associated Press, University of Pittsburgh, Georgetown, Cerf, Vint Cerf, EditorDavid, FRANK BAJAK, VA Public Health, Cloud Native Computing Foundation YouTube, Centre Cerf


Internet of Elephants launches Wildeverse, an AR game about endangered animals and conservation

On Friday, the Kenyan augmented reality game developer Internet of Elephants launched its latest game in partnership with the conservation science experts from the Borneo Nature Foundation, Goualougo Triangle Ape Foundation, Zoo Atlanta and Chester Zoo. The new game, called “Wildeverse”, uses AR to create a virtual forest that players can explore to find certain animals — or clues to an animal’s whereabouts. Though the game was intended to be played outdoors, the COVID-19 crisis forced the team ...
Tags: Android, TC, Kim Kardashian, Animals, Los Angeles, Tech, Elephant, United States, Arkansas, Congo, Messi, St. Louis, Donald Trump, Player, Borneo, Shah


Mobilizing 3D Printers Around the World Against the Coronovirus

"From face-shields to respirator valves, 3-D printer owners pitch in to the efforts to provide PPE to Australian hospitals," writes davecb (Slashdot reader #6,526). It's not only happening in Australia. But the Guardian talked to Mat Bowtell, a former Toyota engineer in Australia who's using fourteen 3D printers to manufacture thousands of face shields for healthcare workers. And citing 3D printing, the director of a not-for-profit working with the government says the country has an "incredible...
Tags: New York, Australia, Tech, Toyota, Fortune, Reuters, Resmed, Google Doc, Bowtell, Budmen Industries, Goennemann


Taylor Twellman interview: The Heart Of The Game Podcast

The Heart of The Game is a brand-new weekly podcast featuring interviews with the studio talent, commentators, players and coaches that bring us the beautiful game. Hosted by Nate Abaurrea, the latest episode features an interview with co-commentator Taylor Twellman. During the interview, Ian discusses: • How he got his start as a co-commentator for ESPN, • His opinion about the state of the US Soccer Federation, • Why there haven’t been any changes in US Soccer, • His memories of the ‘What are...
Tags: Google, US, Sport, Soccer, Espn, Ian, Taylor Twellman, US Soccer Federation, Nate Abaurrea


GrubHub/Seamless’s pandemic initiatives are predatory and exploitative, and it’s time to stop using them

Times are exceptionally hard, especially for local restaurants, which were always in a precarious business even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. But when times are hard, people pull together, right? Or at least they don’t take advantage of the suffering and desperate to exploit and profit from them. Right? We’d all like to think so, but it’s not always true. Case in point: GrubHub, which owns Seamless. Do the math, and you’ll see they are hurting, not helping, restaurants they pretend they’re t...
Tags: TC, Opinion, Tech, Don, GrubHub, Helen Rosner, Coronavirus, COVID-19, DoorDash Caviar, GrubHub Seamless


Apple Music still trails Spotify as growth continued for music streaming in 2019

Counterpoint Research expects 450 million subscribers by the end of 2020
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Spotify, Music, News, Trends, Music Streaming, Apple Music, Counterpoint Research


Apple Music still behind Spotify as growth continued for music streaming in 2019

Counterpoint Research expects 450 million subscribers by the end of 2020
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Spotify, Music, News, Trends, Music Streaming, Apple Music, Counterpoint Research


Apple reportedly working on ‘real’ iPhone home screen widgets for iOS 14

They will work with new wallpaper settings
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Mobile, News, Trends, Ios 14


Apple Donating Over 20 Million Masks to Healthcare Professionals, Producing Face Shields With Suppliers

Apple CEO Tim Cook today shared a video message with an update on the company's response to the ongoing pandemic. Cook said Apple has now sourced over 20 million masks that it is in the process of donating to healthcare professionals around the world. Apple is working with governments to ensure that the masks are donated to the places of greatest need. Cook added that Apple's design, engineering, operations, and packaging teams are working with suppliers to design, produce, and ship face shi...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Cook, Mac, United States, Tim Cook, Kaiser, Rumors, Santa Clara Valley


Unqork CEO: Anything Java Coders Can Do, No-Code Can Do 200x Faster

Here's some interesting thoughts from long-time Slashdot reader theodp: CNBC reports that the next frontier in the Microsoft, Google, Amazon cloud battle is over a world without code. Google recently acquired no-code app development platform AppSheet, Microsoft just launched a new public preview of its low-code Power Apps mobile app for iOS and Android, and there is speculation about an 'Amazon for Everyone' product from AWS. "Anything a Java developer or engineer can build using custom code, ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Tech, Cnbc, Slashdot, Microsoft Google Amazon, Gary Hoberman, AppSheet Microsoft


Earth's Crust Is Shaking Less After Coronavirus Lockdowns

CNN reports: Around the world, seismologists are observing a lot less ambient seismic noise -- meaning, the vibrations generated by cars, trains, buses and people going about their daily lives. And in the absence of that noise, Earth's upper crust is moving just a little less. Thomas Lecocq, a geologist and seismologist at the Royal Observatory in Belgium, first pointed out this phenomenon in Brussels. Brussels is seeing about a 30% to 50% reduction in ambient seismic noise since mid-March, aro...
Tags: Los Angeles, Tech, Cnn, United Kingdom, Belgium, Brussels, Royal Observatory, California Institute of Technology, West London, Brussels Brussels, Lecocq, Thomas Lecocq, Paula Koelemeijer, Celeste Labedz


Russia Accused of Spreading Coronavirus Disinformation

Two associate professors studying foreign trolls online have penned an op-ed in the Washington Post arguing that Russian efforts to stir up antagonisms online "continues to be true with coronavirus disinformation." In our research, we have found multiple networks of fake accounts — one of which we can attribute to Russia — that use conversations about coronavirus as a tool for political attacks. To right-leaning Americans, these trolls criticize the response from liberals, suggest the coronaviru...
Tags: Washington Post, China, Russia, Tech, United States, Trump


Tech for good during COVID-19: Texts for frontline workers, a crisis prevention hotline and more

What do a heating filter company, a robotics startup and an architecture startup have in common? Usually, nothing. But right now, as COVID-19 sweeps the world and jeopardizes the lives of millions, companies are shifting operations to make N95 masks and ventilators for healthcare workers. The innovation coming out of the startup world has been breathtaking, and, quite honestly, hard to keep up with. It feels like everyone in Silicon Valley and beyond is rising to the challenge, even if they don’...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Cdc, Tech, Canada, Social Security, Silicon Valley, Edtech, Manitoba, Ama, Darrell, Teran, Stilt, Dan Teran, Computers for Schools


Coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a wave of cyber attacks — here’s how to protect yourself

While most of the world is trying to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, it seems hackers are not on lockdown. Cyber criminals are trying to leverage the emergency by sending out “phishing” attacks that lure internet users to click on malicious links or files. This can allow the hackers to steal sensitive data or even take control of a user’s device and use it to direct further attacks. The last thing you want at a time like this is to become a victim of a cyber attack and maybe even lose your comp...
Tags: Security, Startups, Tech, Syndication


New York City bans Zoom in schools citing security concerns

As schools lie empty, students still have to learn. But officials in New York City say schools are not permitted to use Zoom for remote teaching, citing security concerns with the video conferencing service. “Providing a safe and secure remote learning experience for our students is essential, and upon further review of security concerns, schools should move away from using Zoom as soon as possible,” said Danielle Filson, a spokesperson for the New York City Dept. of Education. “There are man...
Tags: Security, Apps, Microsoft, Privacy, China, Fiction, New York City, Articles, Tech, Spokesperson, Brooklyn, Video Conferencing, Zoom, Cyber Command, Teleconferencing, Dept of Education


Edge Overtakes Firefox To Become the Second-Most Popular Browser

Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo quotes Softpedia: It was probably just a matter of time, but the thing so many people, including everyone at Microsoft, expected finally happened: Microsoft Edge surpassed Mozilla Firefox to become the world's second most-used desktop browser. Data provided by market analysis firm NetMarketShare reveals that the whole thing happened in March, when the adoption of the Chromium-powered Microsoft Edge improved to a level that allowed it to overtake Mozilla's own b...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Tech, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Slashdot


Stanford Begins America's First Large-Scale Test For Coronavirus Antibodies

"Crowds flock to Santa Clara County test sites to learn if they have antibodies to COVID-19," reports the Bay Area Newsgroup, citing long lines of cars forming at three Stanford research sites for the drive-through tests: The 2,500 test slots on Friday and Saturday filled up within hours, as news of the project -- the first large scale study of its type in the U.S. -- spread quickly through the county. The test detects protective antibodies to the virus rather than the virus itself. This gives s...
Tags: California, Stanford, Tech, U S Food and Drug Administration, Telluride Colorado, Santa Clara County, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The, Stanford Health, Bay Area Newsgroup, Asia Read, United States Stanford, Stanford Begins America, Eran Bendavid, RSB- Newsom, World Health Organization Called Solidarity II, United Biomedical Inc


What It's Like To Attend a Conference -- in Person -- in the Age of Covid-19?

What happens when no one shows up for a tech conference? Fast Company's technology editor harrymcc writes: From Apple to Microsoft to Google, major tech companies have responded to the coronavirus crisis by either canceling their 2020 conference or making them purely virtual. But one well-established event — Vancouver's CanSecWest — went ahead earlier this month, with streaming as an option but not mandatory. Only three attendees showed up in the flesh. But so did security reporter Seth Rosenbl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Tech, Vancouver, Seth Rosenblatt


Google Searches Can Help Us Find Emerging Covid-19 Outbreaks

They can also reveal symptoms that at first went undetected. I may have found a new one.
Tags: Google, News, Research, Search Engines, United States, Italy, Ecuador, Joshua, Google Inc, Gans, Computers and the Internet, Eyes And Eyesight, Data-Mining and Database Marketing, Smell (Olfaction, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV


YouTube to suppress content spreading coronavirus 5G conspiracy theory

Site will reduce recommendations of videos promoting misinformationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageYouTube will reduce the amount of content spreading conspiracy theories about links between 5G technology and the coronavirus that it recommends to users and actively remove videos that breach its policies, the company has said.Content that is simply conspiratorial about 5G mobile communications networks, without mentioning coronavirus, is still allowed on the site. YouT...
Tags: Technology, Internet, Youtube, Social Media, UK News, World news, Mobile Phones, Digital Media, Telecoms, 5g, Coronavirus outbreak



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