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Early Treatment of COVID-19 Patients With HCQ+AZ Shows Benefit, Study Finds

"Over at ScienceDirect, they report on a French 'retrospective' study of just over 1,000 patients across all age groups with very good results," writes long-time Slashdot reader kenh. The analysis found that administration of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and Azithromycin (AZ) before COVID-19 complications occur "is safe and associated with very low fatality rate in patients." From the report: Background: In France, the combination hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and azithromycin (AZ) is used in the treatme...
Tags: France, Tech


How a Facebook Bug Took Down Your Favorite iOS Apps

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: A little after 6 pm ET on Wednesday, the system started blinking red for iOS developer Clay Jones. Like many devs, Jones uses a Google product called Crashlytics to keep tabs on when his app stops working. Out of nowhere, it registered tens of thousands of crashes. It also pointed to the cause: a chunk of code that Jones' app incorporates to let people log in with their Facebook accounts. By 6:30 pm, Jones had filed a bug report about the flaw in F...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Tech, Jones, Sdk, Steven Troughton Smith, Clay Jones, Pinterest Spotify, Facebook SDK


How to delete your LastPass account and permanently wipe saved logins

To delete a LastPass account, you'll need your email and the master password you created to log in to your Vault and confirm the account deletion. You can delete a LastPass account without a master password by going to https://lastpass.com/delete_account.php and deleting your account through an emailed link.  When you decide to delete your LastPass account, your account data will be permanently and irreversibly erased.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  LastPass is a free ...
Tags: Firefox, Google, Trends, Walmart, Samsung Galaxy, Apple Lenovo


Samsung to launch debit card and financial-health-as-a-service service

There's revenue to be had with being a participant in the payments web, and the Apple experience to measure up against Samsung has announced it will launch a debit card.…
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Software


In a potential big win for renewable energy, Form Energy gets its first grid-scale battery installation

Form Energy, which is developing what it calls ultra-low-cost, long-duration energy storage for the grid, has signed a contract with the Minnesota-based Great River Energy to develop a 1 megawatt, 150 megawatt hour pilot project. The second-largest electric utility in the U.S., Great River Energy’s installation in Cambridge, Minn. will be the first commercial deployment of the venture-backed battery technology developer’s long-duration energy storage technology. From Energy’s battery system is s...
Tags: Energy, TC, Minnesota, Articles, Tech, Renewable Energy, Mit, United States, Bill Gates, Cambridge, Natural Gas, Energy Storage, Partner, Princeton University, Cambridge Minn, Great River Energy


Vista Equity Partners to invest $1.5B in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms

Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners said on Friday it will invest $1.5 billion in Reliance Jio Platforms, joining social conglomerate Facebook and private equity firm Silver Lake that have also made bets on the Indian telecom giant in recent weeks. The planned announcement, which would give U.S.-headquartered software-focused buyout firm Vista Equity Partners a 2.32% stake in Reliance Jio Platforms, values India’s top telecom operator at $65 billion (equity valuation) — the same valu...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, India, Funding, Tech, Vista, Vodafone, Airtel, Silver Lake, Idea, Reliance, Reliance Jio, Reliance Industries, Vista Equity Partners, Robert F Smith, Jio


Vista Equity Partners to invest $1.5B in Indian telecom giant Reliance Jio Platforms

Private equity firm Vista Equity Partners said on Friday it would invest $1.5 billion in Reliance Jio Platforms, days after Facebook and Silver Lake also made bets on the Indian telecom giant. The planned announcement, which would give U.S.-headquartered software-focused buyout firm Vista Equity Partners a 2.32% stake in Reliance Jio Platforms, values it at an equity valuation of $65 billion and enterprise valuation of $68 billion, the Indian firm said. Reliance Jio Platforms, which began ...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, India, Funding, Tech, Silver Lake, Reliance Jio, Vista Equity Partners, Robert F Smith, Reliance Industries India, Jio Platforms, Reliance Jio Platforms


Jamf Now lets you easily manage your company’s Apple devices

In these days of downsizing and economic uncertainty, it’s not unusual to see companies, particularly small- to medium-sized firms, going without some much-needed support. Sometimes, that means no human resources or no front desk personnel. Other times, that can mean there’s no in-house department servicing a company’s IT needs. It seems crazy, but it’s not unheard of for a company to decide employees will have to brave the tech world on their own.  However, Jamf Now helps make sure Apple-based ...
Tags: Apple, Post, News, Shop


Owkin raises $25 million as it builds a secure network for healthcare analysis and research

Imagine a model of collaborative research and development among hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, universities and other research institutions where no one shared any actual data. That’s the dream of the new New York-based startup Owkin, which has raised $25 million in fresh financing from investors including  Bpifrance Large Venture , Cathay Innovation and MACSF (the French Pension Fund for Clinicians), alongside previous investors GV, F-Prime Capital and .  The company’...
Tags: TC, New York, Cancer, Articles, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare, Leader, TechStars, Series A, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical, Cathay Innovation, GV, F-Prime Capital, Eight Roads


Google employees are told to expect to work from home for the rest of the year, but a select few will be allowed to return to offices as soon as June (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google employees have been told to expect to work from for the remainder of the year, but it will open its offices in June or July for those who need it. The company had already extended work-from-home until June 1, but it sounds like Google's workforce could be working remotely for many months to come. The news comes the same day that Facebook told employees they could work from home for the rest of the year. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Googl...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet


Platforms scramble as ‘Plandemic’ conspiracy video spreads misinformation like wildfire

A coronavirus conspiracy video featuring a well-known vaccine conspiracist is spreading like wildfire on social media this week, even as platforms talk tough about misinformation in the midst of the pandemic. In the professionally-produced video, a solemn interviewer named Mikki Willis interviews Judy Mikovits, a figure best known for her anti-vaccine activism in recent years. The video touches on a number of topics favored among online conspiracists at the moment, filtering most of them through...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Policy, Bill Gates, Anthony Fauci, Nih, Trump, Misinformation, Willis, Fauci, Mikki Willis, Facebook Instagram and Twitter, Facebook Misinformation


Google employees are told to expect to work from home for the rest of the year, but a select few will be allowed to return to offices as soon as June

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has told employees to expect to work from home for the remainder of 2020, but will open offices for certain exceptions.
Tags: Google, News, Sundar Pichai


Comcast Resists Call To Open Home Wi-Fi Hotspots, Cites Potential Congestion

Three U.S. senators today urged Comcast to open all of its Wi-Fi hotspots to children who lack Internet access at home during the pandemic. Ars Technica reports: A letter (PDF) from Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) says that Comcast recently refused a request to do so because it would cause congestion for subscribers. But the senators argue that "Comcast's excuse simply does not add up." Comcast has been praised by advocates for its pandemic response, ...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Comcast, Booker, Kamala Harris, Calif, Wi Fi, Sens Ron Wyden, Cory Booker D N J, Wyden Harris


How to get Audible on your Google Home device in 2 ways

You can't get Audible on a Google Home device natively, but there are two workarounds for playing titles from the audiobook app on your smart speaker. You can get Audible on your Google Home speaker by pairing it with your phone through Bluetooth or casting your Audible app from your Android phone.  Make sure all your devices are on the same network when you are pairing your mobile device to your Google Home speaker. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Audible brings you the ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Alexa, Apple Samsung, Audible, Google Home, Walmart Google, Apple Lenovo, Walmart Apple Macbook Pro From, Toggle Bluetooth, Google Home Device, My Devices


How to activate voice controls on your Android device, and make Google searches or open apps with your voice

You can activate voice controls on your Android device in two ways: through the Google app, and through the Voice Access app. The Google app will let you use voice controls to make Google searches and surf the web. The Voice Access app, meanwhile, will let you navigate your Android device and type or edit text with your voice. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There are a variety of reasons why you might need to use voice controls on your Android device. Maybe you're driving...
Tags: Google, Samsung, Trends, Walmart, Roku, Voice Control, Voice, Siri How, Voice Access, Tap Voice Match


Hackers Target WHO By Posing As Think Tank, Broadcaster

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: The messages began arriving in World Health Organization employees' inboxes in early April, seemingly innocuous emails about the coronavirus from news organizations and researchers. But a close examination revealed that they contained malicious links, and some security experts have traced the emails to a hacking group in Iran believed to be sponsored by the government. The hacking effort, which began on April 3, was an attempt to steal password...
Tags: Google, Washington, Tech, Bloomberg, Iran, Who, World Health Organization, Bloomberg News, British Broadcasting Corporation, ClearSky Cyber Security, Flavio Aggio, American Foreign Policy Council, Ohad Zaidenberg


How to change your Gboard theme and customize your phone's keyboard with a photo or color

You can change your Gboard theme using a custom image from your phone's gallery or a preset provided by the keyboard.  Both iPhone and Android users can change their Gboard theme to a different photo or color.  To change your Gboard on an Android, you will need to access your System settings.  iPhone users can customize their virtual keyboard by going straight to the app and tapping the "Theme" option. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There are tons of advantages to using ...
Tags: Google, Trends, Samsung Galaxy, Apple Samsung, Custom, Google Pixel, Gboard, Walmart Google Pixel


AMD Launches Ryzen 3 3300X and 3100 Low Cost, Low Power Quad-Core CPUs

MojoKid writes: AMD unveiled two new Ryzen 3 processors recently, designed to drive its Zen 2 CPU microarchitecture into more affordable price points. The new Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X are entry-level 3rd gen Ryzen CPUs that will run in any socket AM4 motherboard, with price points of only $99 (Ryzen 3 3100) and $120 (Ryzen 3 3300X). They are both quad-core/eight-thread chips, with similar cache configurations (2MB L2 + 16MB L3), and they both include basic Wraith Stealth coolers in their r...
Tags: Tech, Amd, Intel Core, MojoKid, RYZEN, Low Cost Low Power Quad Core


Sonos Cofounder Hits Back at Spotify CEO Daniel Ek For Complaining About Apple

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek reiterated previous gripes he's had with Apple during an interview this week, saying its platform is still not open enough to third-party apps like the Sweden-based music streamer. But according to the cofounder of high-end speaker and home audio company Sonos, Spotify operates an even-more closed ecosystem than Apple. From a report: In a tweet posted Wednesday, Sonos cofounder John MacFarlane said it was "solid irony" that Ek was criticizing Apple's platform. "Having worke...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Sweden, Tech, EK, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, John MacFarlane, Sonos Spotify


How to find passwords stored on your Android phone, and export or delete them

Your passwords can be stored on an Android phone or tablet using your Google Chrome app.  The passwords stored in the Google Chrome app are linked to your Google account, so you can access them through Google Chrome on a Mac or PC as well. You can also use the Chrome app to delete any password stored on your Android phone. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It wasn't so long ago that using the internet meant remembering each one of your passwords individually, and typing ...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Samsung, Trends, Walmart


Uber may use its selfie tech to verify drivers are wearing masks

When Uber rolled out its selfie system for drivers in 2016, the ride-hailing company was focused on preventing fraud. In the future, it could be used to ensure drivers are wearing a mask. Uber said earlier this week — CEO Dara Khosrowshahi reiterated today — that it is working through plans to require drivers and riders to wear face masks or face coverings as it prepares to ramp its ride-hailing business back up after being hobbled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The mask requirement will be iss...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Microsoft, Tech, Automotive, United States, Driver, Instacart, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi, Microsoft Cognitive Services, United States Uber, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Shipt Uber Lyft


Inkscape 1.0 Released

Inkscape, the free and open-source vector graphics editor, has released version 1.0 for Linux, Windows, and macOS. It comes after three years in development and over 16 years after Inkscape's initial release. BetaNews reports: "Built with the power of a team of volunteers, this open source vector editor represents the work of many hearts and hands from around the world, ensuring that Inkscape remains available free for everyone to download and enjoy. In fact, translations for over 20 languages w...
Tags: Tech, Inkscape, GTK, Boston Hackfest


A passwordless server run by NSO Group sparks contact-tracing privacy concerns

As countries work to reopen after weeks of lockdown, contact-tracing apps help to understand the spread of the deadly coronavirus strain, COVID-19. While most governments lean toward privacy-focused apps that use Bluetooth signals to create an anonymous profile of a person’s whereabouts, others, like Israel, use location and cell phone data to track the spread of the virus. Israel-based private security firm NSO Group, known for making mobile hacking tools, is leading one of Israel’s contact-...
Tags: Apple, Health, Google, Amazon, Security, Facebook, New York, Privacy, Saudi Arabia, Government, Israel, Tech, Surveillance, Frankfurt, United States, Pegasus


The best small Android and iOS smartphones worth buying

Phones are getting larger, but what options exist for those who just want a phone they can use one-handed?
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Best Of, Buying Guides, Small Phones, Smallest Smartphones, Tier 4


An X-Ray View of Apple's Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro

iFixit hasn't yet done a full teardown of the new Magic Keyboard designed for the new iPad Pro models, but the repair site today partnered with x-ray company Creative Electron to create Magic Keyboard x-rays that give us a view of just what's inside. The Magic Keyboard uses scissor switch keys instead of butterfly keys, which have now been effectively eliminated from Apple's product lineup. The scissor switch mechanism is clearly visible in the x-ray view, and iFixit calls it the simplest mec...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Magic Keyboard, iFixit, Creative Electron


Before layoffs, Magic Leap was working on a smaller, lighter headset that improves on the original's biggest downside — with a more radical design to follow

In April, Magic Leap laid off around half of its workforce and announced it would pivot its business entirely to enterprise. Sources say the company had been working to get its next headset out the door in summer 2021. ML2 will be smaller and lighter than the current system. But it's the next headset – ML3 – that will come closer to the company's vision of AR glasses. The company had targeted ML3 for 2023 before the layoffs. Sources say April's layoffs were far wider and deeper than most emplo...
Tags: Google, Florida, Microsoft, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Department Of Defense, Fitbit, Magic Leap, Seattle, US Army, HoloLens, NTT Docomo, Rony Abovitz, Magic Leap Studios, Magic Leap One, Lightpack


Health APIs usher in the patient revolution we have been waiting for

Rish Joshi Contributor Rish is an entrepreneur and investor. Previously, he was a VC at Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI fund), co-founded a fintech startup building an analytics platform for SEC filings and worked on deep-learning research as a graduate student in computer science at MIT. More posts by this contributor The future of deep-reinforcement learning, our contemporary AI superhero If you’ve ever been stuck using a health provid...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Startups, Mobile, Cloud, Apps, Column, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Government, Tech, Policy, SEC, Biotech, APIs


Zoom security advisor Alex Stamos explains how the acquisition of Keybase will help the red-hot videoconferencing app address its 'unique' challenges in adding end-to-end encryption (ZM)

On Thursday, Zoom announced the acquisition of Keybase, a secure messaging and file sharing service, to help get the talent and technology to shore up the security and privacy of its app.  Alex Stamos, the former Facebook security chief who's also a security advisor to Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, said that the acquisition of Keybase was a necessary step to move quickly in addressing Zoom's well-documented security issues. Stamos praised Keybase as having the right expertise to build user-friendly apps...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Trends, Facetime, Keybase, Zoom, Newman, Davidson, Stamos, Alex Stamos, Zoom zoom, Dan Newman, Eric Yuan, Futurum Research, Rishi Jaluria


iFixit Shows Off Neat X-Ray View of Apple's Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro

iFixit hasn't yet done a full teardown of the new Magic Keyboard designed for the new iPad Pro models, but the repair site today partnered with x-ray company Creative Electron to create Magic Keyboard x-rays that give us a view of just what's inside. The Magic Keyboard uses scissor switch keys instead of butterfly keys, which have now been effectively eliminated from Apple's product lineup. The scissor switch mechanism is clearly visible in the x-ray view, and iFixit calls it the simplest mec...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Magic Keyboard, iFixit, Creative Electron


Another Tale of Finding Depth in a Locked Down Life

In my last post, I profiled a novelist who took advantage of the lockdown to slow down; giving herself more than enough time and space to inhabit her manuscript revisions. This shift allowed her to tap a “mysterious” source of creativity and finish her work ahead of schedule. In response, a reader sent me some notes on how he had similarly leveraged the disruption induced by the lockdown to experiment with a deeper, more deliberate lifestyle, despite the fact that he has a typical email-bound k...
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