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Samsung's Galaxy S10 Lite Will Launch In the US On April 17th For $650

Samsung is launching a more budget-friendly version of the Galaxy S10, called the Galaxy S10 Lite. According to The Verge, it'll be available in the U.S. starting tomorrow for $650. The Verge reports: The Galaxy S10 Lite is a budget version of the Galaxy S10 flagship, and it has a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display at 2400 x 1080 resolution, a Snapdragon 855 processor, and a triple-lens rear camera setup with a 5-megapixel f/2.4 macro lens; a 48-megapixel F2.0 wide-angle lens with "Super S...
Tags: US, Samsung, Tech


How to change your name on Houseparty to make yourself more searchable

You can easily change your name on Houseparty anytime to make yourself more searchable by others on the app. Houseparty is a group video chatting platform that allows users to connect via audio and video as well as online games. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As working from home has slowly become a new norm in the professional world, many video chatting platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, Skype and FaceTime have become essential tools in many people's professional li...
Tags: Google, Trends, Walmart, Facetime, Apple Samsung, Houseparty, Google Meet Skype, Houseparty Check


Apple Music on the Web Exits Beta

Last September, Apple launched a web-based Apple Music experience, offering users a similar experience to the Mac version of the Music app with "For You," "Browse," and "Radio" sections, along with playlists, recommendations and more. As of today, Apple Music on the web has exited beta and is now available at music.apple.com. The previous beta.music.apple.com address automatically forwards to the newly launched version. Once you're signed into the web version of ‌Apple Music‌ with your Apple...
Tags: Apple, Apple Music, Jesse Tag


How to change the voice of your Waze navigation app in 5 simple steps

To change the voice on your Waze app, you'll need to head into the app's "Voice and Sound" menu. When you change the voice in Waze, you won't have the chance to preview the new voice — you'll have to select it and then wait for it to give you directions. You'll also have the option to record your own navigation lines, and use your own voice for directions. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Your Waze app comes with a default voice which can read out directions and alerts.  Bu...
Tags: Google, US, Trends, Walmart, Waze, Google Maps, Voice, Apple Samsung


NASA reveals ambitious multi-spacecraft plan to bring a piece of Mars back to Earth

That NASA intends to collect a sample from Mars and return it to Earth is well known — they’ve said so many times. But how would they go about scooping up soil from the surface of a distant planet and getting it back here? With a plan that sounds straight out of sci-fi. Described by the project’s lead scientist in a virtual meeting reported by Nature, NASA and the European Space Agency’s proposed Mars sample retrieval program is perhaps the most ambitious interplanetary mission ever devised. (I’...
Tags: Space, Tech, Nasa, Earth, European Space Agency, Mars, Perseverance, Jezero, Jim Watzin


Google blocked an average of 18 million daily malicious coronavirus messages to Gmail users in the last week as hackers try to capitalize on fear and less secure remote-work setups (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google blocked 18 million malicious coronavirus-themed emails sent to Gmail users in the past week alone, the company said in a blog post Thursday.  In addition to malware and phishing emails, Google blocked more than 240 million spam messages related to COVID-19. Google said hackers are trying to take advantage of email users by impersonating government authorities like the WHO and capitalizing on less secure remote work setups. Americans have lost nearly $12 million this year to scammers and...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, World Health Organization, Eric Schmidt, Federal Trade Commission, Jeff Elder, Proofpoint, Sherrod DeGrippo


Google blocked an average of 18 million daily malicious coronavirus messages to Gmail users in the past week as hackers try to capitalize on fear and less secure remote-work setups (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google blocked 18 million daily malicious coronavirus-themed emails sent to Gmail users in the past week alone, the company said in a blog post Thursday. In addition to malware and phishing emails, Google said, it blocked more than 240 million spam messages related to COVID-19. Google said hackers were trying to take advantage of email users by impersonating government authorities like the World Health Organization and were capitalizing on less secure remote-work setups. Americans have lost ne...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, World Health Organization, Eric Schmidt, Federal Trade Commission, Jeff Elder, Proofpoint, Sherrod DeGrippo


How to video chat on an Android device using a third-party app

To video chat on an Android device, you'll need to download a third-party app, as there's no native Android video chatting app. Luckily, there are dozens of different video chatting apps available on Android devices, most of which are free to use. One of the simplest video chatting apps you can find on an Android device is Facebook Messenger. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Although it's become such a common phrase that everyone uses, you can't actually FaceTime anyone usi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Samsung, Trends, Walmart, Facebook Messenger, Facetime, Google Pixel, Skype Zoom Google, Facebook Messenger Visit Business Insider, Facebook Messenger Check, Google Hangouts Whatsapp Skype


10 Google Adwords Tips to Ensure Your Ads Remain Relevant in 2020

The internet is a fickle place as it continually grows and changes. In order for your Google ads to remain relevant, check out these top Google Adwords tips...
Tags: Google, Business, Marketing, Google Adwords, Adwords Management, Instagram Checkout, Google Ad Management, Managed Adwords, Google Adwords Tips


Google Bans Apps With Deceptive Subscription Offers From the Play Store

A newly instituted Google Play policy bans apps that use deceptive language or imagery to trick you into subscriptions. Engadget reports: Apps now have to be clear about a plan's cost, frequency and terms, including whether or not there will be an automatic renewal. They should also outline the features you can use without a subscription, and explain how you cancel service before your free period is over. The company has improved the Play Store's approach to subscriptions to match. You'll now ge...
Tags: Google, Tech, Engadget


How to make group calls on your smartphone in WhatsApp

Use the app to start an audio call, video call or live chat with up to four friends, family or coworkers.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Trends, Whatsapp, How-to, Video Calling Apps


Minecraft Ray Tracing Launches April 16, and It Is Breathtaking

Microsoft and Nvidia are releasing Minecraft with RTX in beta for everyone April 16. This update adds ray-tracing effects like lighting, reflections, shadows, and more. And this is potentially the next generation for Minecraft visuals. VentureBeat reports: Nvidia and Microsoft developed the game together, and they are finally ready to let everyone see it for themselves. You can get the game by opting into the beta for the Minecraft for Windows 10 version. Of course, you might ask if it "just wor...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Nvidia, Minecraft, Minecraft Nvidia


Google Meet video calls can now show up to 16 people in one grid

Google doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to keeping its messaging services updated, but with so many more people working from home, the company has been working to rapidly expand the capabilities of its software. Case in point: Google vice president Javier Soltero today told Reuters that starting today, Google Meet (formerly Hangouts Meet) calls can display up to 16 participants in a grid at once, echoing a common layout in rival Zoom. Previously Google only allowed four people to...
Tags: Google, Startups, Apps, Reuters, Javier Soltero


GoPro Cuts More Than 20% of Workforce, Changes Sales Strategy

GoPro said it will cut more than 200 jobs and shift its sales strategy to market its cameras directly to consumers. It will also withdraw its 2020 financial guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bloomberg reports: The operational changes, staff reductions of more than 20% and cuts to office space will save $100 million in 2020, and reduce expenses next year to $250 million, the San Mateo, California-based company said Wednesday in a statement. GoPro said its shift to direct sales will m...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Gopro, San Mateo California


The Secret Behind 'Unkillable' Android Backdoor Called xHelper Has Been Revealed

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In February, a researcher detailed a widely circulating Android backdoor that's so pernicious that it survives factory resets, a trait that makes the malware impossible to remove without taking unusual measures. The analysis found that the unusual persistence was the result of rogue folders containing a trojan installer, neither of which was removed by a reset. The trojan dropper would then reinstall the backdoor in the event of a reset. Des...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Kaspersky Lab, Golovin, Igor Golovin, Triada


Delivery Hero CEO shares what he’s learned about managing logistics during a pandemic

Food-delivery platforms are on the front lines during the coronavirus crisis, with major spikes in demand as communities are confined at home, likely with more time to cook than usual. And while some restaurants have opted to shut down, others have turned to takeout as a lifeline. Yet physical contact between suppliers, couriers and customers must be more tightly managed than ever to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. The gig economy has also come under renewed scrutiny due to a lack of work...
Tags: China, Berlin, Tech, Niklas Östberg


Google increases family leave for employees to 14 weeks

Google is giving its workers eight extra weeks of paid leave to take care of their families as the coronavirus outbreak forces schools to remain closed.
Tags: Google, Cnn


Autofleet raises $7.5M to help fleets put idle vehicles into drive

On-demand mobility, when done successfully, strikes a balance between demand and supply while providing reliable service and making a profit. It’s a sweet spot that can be difficult, if not impossible, to find. Autofleet, a startup that develops fleet optimization software to redirect underused vehicles into ride-hailing and delivery services, wants to solve that mission impossible. Now, the company founded by former Avis and Gett employees, has raised $7.5 million in seed and Series A funding t...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Transportation, Asia, Europe, Tech, Ceo, Companies, United States, Asia Pacific, Avis, Transport, Rental Car, Driver, Fleet Management


Extra Crunch is now available in Puerto Rico, Guam, and American Samoa

We’re excited to announce that Extra Crunch membership is now available for readers in Puerto Rico, Guam, and American Samoa. You can sign up here. Extra Crunch is a membership program from TechCrunch that features market analysis, weekly investor surveys, and how-tos and interviews on growth, fundraising, monetization, and other work topics. Members can save time with access to an exclusive newsletter, no banner ads or video pre-rolls on TechCrunch.com, Rapid Read mode, and our List Builder too...
Tags: TC, Media, Tech, Aws, Samoa, Puerto Rico Guam, Extra Crunch


Grain, a startup built expressly atop of Zoom for note-taking and video-clip making, raises $4 million

Whenever a platform breaks out, companies emerge to seize on its reach by building their services or products atop it. It happened with Facebook and Twitter and Slack. Now, it’s happening with Zoom, the video conferencing company that took the world by storm earlier this year as the coronavirus sent people around the globe indoors and into self-imposed isolation. It’s not a brand-new trend. Plenty of companies are selling their wares through the Zoom App Marketplace, which launched in the fal...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Video, San Francisco, Tech, Larry Ellison, Venture Capital, WeWork, Zoom, Adams, Grain, Jake, Scooter Braun, Mike Adams, Founder Collective, MissionU


How to Turn Off Battery Health Management in macOS Catalina 10.15.5

Apple in the second macOS Catalina 10.15.5 beta added a new Battery Health Management feature for Macs, which is designed to prolong the battery life and battery health of modern Mac notebooks (aka those with Thunderbolt 3 ports) by reducing the rate of chemical aging. Battery Health Management is an intelligent feature that analyzes the battery status of a Mac notebook and its charging pattern, and based on this information, it may preserve battery health by not charging a MacBook to full ca...
Tags: Apple, Macbook, Catalina, Battery Health, Macos Catalina, Energy Saver, Battery Health Management, System Preferences app Choose the Energy Saver


India Says Zoom 'Not a Safe Platform' For Video Conferencing

India is the latest country to denounce videoconferencing software Zoom, calling it "not a safe platform." Reuters reports: "Zoom is a not a safe platform," the Cyber Coordination Centre (CyCord) of India's ministry of home affairs said in a 16-page advisory. The government body also provided guidelines on how to avoid unauthorized users from carrying out malicious acts while using the tool. Zoom's mobile app saw a sharp surge in downloads in India as the country enforced a nationwide lockdown l...
Tags: India, Tech, Reuters


Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) Review: Even Faster, Even Smarter

Google finally has a new version of the Google Home Mini speaker. We tested out the new Nest Mini to see how it stacks up against the rest of the pint-sized smart speaker pack.
Tags: Google, Trends, Smart Home, Google Home, Google Home Mini, Google Home App, Google Nest Mini, Nest Mini 2, Smart speaker reviews, Google Nest Mini 2nd Gen Review


India Says Zoom 'Not a Safe Problem' For Video Conferencing

India is the latest country to denounce videoconferencing software Zoom, calling it "not a safe platform." Reuters reports: "Zoom is a not a safe platform," the Cyber Coordination Centre (CyCord) of India's ministry of home affairs said in a 16-page advisory. The government body also provided guidelines on how to avoid unauthorized users from carrying out malicious acts while using the tool. Zoom's mobile app saw a sharp surge in downloads in India as the country enforced a nationwide lockdown l...
Tags: India, Tech, Reuters


Uber withdraws 2020 guidance

Uber is walking back its annual guidance for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Update: This article was corrected to reflect that the guidance was for 2020, not an update that would include the fourth quarter adjusted EBITDA profitability target. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said earlier this year that the company planned to make an operating profit by the final quarter of 2020. That shouldn’t be confused with annual guidance. Uber said Thursday it was withdrawing its 2020 guidance for gross b...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Finance, India, Tech, Economy, Automotive, Zomato, Online Food Ordering, EBITDA, GAAP, Didi, Dara Khosrowshahi, Yandex.taxi, Coronavirus


Uber pulls back from operating profit target

Uber is walking back its guidance for what was supposed to be a milestone year for the ride-hailing company that included reaching an operating profit by the last quarter. Uber said Thursday it was withdrawing its 2020 guidance for gross bookings, adjusted net revenue and adjusted EBITDA, which were provided on February 6, 2020 during the company’s earnings call. “Given the evolving nature of COVID-19 and the uncertainty it has caused for every industry in every part of the world, it is impos...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Finance, India, Tech, Economy, Automotive, Zomato, Online Food Ordering, EBITDA, GAAP, Didi, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi, Yandex.taxi


Coronavirus: NHS Contact Tracing App To Target 80 Percent of Smartphone Users

The University of Oxford's Big Data Institute found that 56% of the general population, or 80% of current smartphone owners, would need to use a contact-tracing app for it to be effective in helping stop the coronavirus. The BBC reports: If there is lower uptake, academics say the app would still help slow the spread of Covid-19. They add that letting people self-diagnose the illness could be critical. The experts say "speed is of the essence", and that delaying contact tracing by even a day fro...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, NHS, University of Oxford, Big Data Institute, COVID, Christophe Fraser, Prof Fraser


Grain, a startup built expressly atop of Zoom, has raised $4 million

Whenever a platform breaks out, companies emerge to seize on its reach by building their services or products atop it. It happened with Facebook and Twitter and Slack. Now, it’s happening with Zoom, the video conferencing company that took the world by storm earlier this year as the coronavirus sent people around the globe indoors and into self-imposed isolation. It’s not a brand-new trend. Plenty of companies are selling their wares through the Zoom App Marketplace, which launched in the fal...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Video, San Francisco, Tech, Larry Ellison, Venture Capital, WeWork, Zoom, Adams, Jake, Scooter Braun, Mike Adams, Founder Collective, MissionU


Apple Developing High-End Headphones With Interchangeable Parts

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Apple is developing over-ear wireless headphones with parts that can be swapped in and out, seeking to augment its AirPods business with a high-end audio product. The Cupertino, California-based tech giant is working on at least two variations, including a premium version with leather-like fabrics and a fitness-focused model that uses lighter, breathable materials with small perforations. Prototypes of the headphones have a retro look with oval...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Bloomberg, Bowers Wilkins, Cupertino California


The secret behind “unkillable” Android backdoor called xHelper has been revealed (ars technica)

Enlarge (credit: portal gda / flickr) In February, a researcher detailed a widely circulating Android backdoor that’s so pernicious that it survives factory resets, a trait that makes the malware impossible to remove without taking unusual measures. The analysis found that the unusual persistence was the result of rogue folders containing a trojan installer, neither of which was removed by a reset. The trojan dropper would then reinstall the backdoor in the event of a reset. Despite those insi...
Tags: Google, News, Russia, United States, Malwarebytes, Dan Goodin, Kaspersky Lab



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