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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: Permanently Working From Home Can Be Damaging For Mental Health

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella warns that making remote work permanent could have serious consequences for workers' social interaction and mental health. Times of India reports: Nadella said that an all-remote setup would be "replacing one dogma with another dogma." "What does burnout look like? What does mental health look like? What does that connectivity and the community building look like? One of the things I feel is, hey, maybe we are burning some of the social capital we built up in this pha...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, Mental Health, Square, Times of India, Nadella


FBI: Shooter at Pensacola base coordinated with al-Qaida

The gunman who killed three U.S. sailors at a military base in Florida last year communicated with al-Qaida operatives about planning and tactics in the months leading up to the attack, U.S. officials said Monday, as they lashed out at Apple for failing to help them open the shooter's phones so they could access key evidence.
Tags: Apple, Florida, Fbi, Pensacola, Qaida


Leaked review shows Intel Core i9-10900K keeping up with Ryzen 9 3900X

Intel is going to officially launch its 10th gen Comet Lake-S generation Core series CPUs soon. We know the Core i9-10900K is the flagship mainstream CPU. But the Chinese based review website Techlab was generous enough to leak its comparison graphs. Interestingly, it paired the CPU against AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and the 3900X. The post Leaked review shows Intel Core i9-10900K keeping up with Ryzen 9 3900X appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Intel, All News, Hardware News, Intel Core, TechLab, RYZEN, AMD Ryzen, Core i9, Intel Leaks, Intel News, Z490, Core i9-10900K, LGA 1200


Even If You're Trying To Avoid Grubhub By Calling Your Favorite Restaurant Directly, Grubhub Could Still Be Charging It A Fee

Customers trying to avoid online delivery platforms like Grubhub by calling restaurants directly might be dialing phone numbers generated and advertised by those very platforms -- for which restaurants are charged fees that can sometimes exceed the income the order generates. BuzzFeed News reports: Here's how phone fees work: Grubhub (which also owns Seamless, MenuPages, Tapingo, and LevelUp) generates a unique phone number for each restaurant on its platform; it appears on the restaurant's Grub...
Tags: Google, Tech, New York City Council, GrubHub


Streaming executive behind Disney+ to become new TikTok CEO

Kevin Mayer led successful launch of Disney streaming serviceTikTok has hinted at ambitions to build music streaming businessWalt Disney Co’s top streaming executive, Kevin Mayer, will leave the entertainment and theme parks giant to become the chief executive officer of TikTok, the popular video app owned by China’s ByteDance, the companies said on Monday.Mayer led the successful launch of the Disney+ streaming service in November but in February was passed over as Disney’s new chief executive....
Tags: Technology, China, Disney, Social Media, US news, Digital Media, Mayer, Disney Co, Kevin Mayer, Tiktok


Sudoku as Spectator Sport is Unlikely Lockdown Hit

It may not be as hair-raising as Formula 1, nor as dramatic as Premier League football, but Sudoku solving is acquiring a niche following as a spectator sport. From a report: It's surprisingly thrilling, believe me. Just ask fans of the puzzle-solving YouTube channel Cracking the Cryptic, which has seen its viewing figures shoot up over the last two months. Its top Sudoku video has had more than 3 million views. In daily challenges, the channel's two British hosts, puzzle wizards Simon Anthony a...
Tags: Youtube, Tech, Premier League, Simon Anthony, Spectator Sport, Mark Goodliffe


Google’s Pixel 4a is reportedly abandoning squeeze-based Assistant activation

Pixel 4a leaks have been coming non-stop as the phone approaches launch date. Though the phone looks set to offer much of the more expensive Pixel‘s features at a lower price, we now know one thing you won’t be able to do with the 4a: squeeze to activate the Google Assistant. Multiple sources have confirmed the 3a won’t have the feature, including 9to50Google’s Stephan Hall, XDA’s Mishaal Rahman, and YouTube channel TechnoLikePlus. Called ‘Active Edge,’ the feature has been a staple of Google’s ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Youtube, Insider, Mishaal Rahman, Plugged, Stephan Hall XDA


AG Barr Seeks 'Legislative Solution' To Make Companies Unlock Phones

stikves shares a report from Engadget: Last December, a Saudi Arabian cadet training with the U.S. military opened fire at Naval Air Station Pensacola, killing three soldiers and wounding eight others. The FBI recovered two iPhones, and after failing to access their data, asked Apple to unlock them. The company refused, but eventually the FBI unlocked at least one of them without Apple's help, and discovered substantial ties between the shooter and terrorist group al Qaeda. U.S. Attorney General...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Fbi, Engadget, Barr, Naval Air Station Pensacola, AG Barr Seeks Legislative


Tech-assisted COVID-19 tracking is having some issues

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Harnessing today's technology to the task of fighting the coronavirus pandemic is turning out to be more complicated than it first appeared.The first U.S. states that rolled out smartphone apps for tracing the contacts of COVID-19 patients are dealing with technical glitches and a general lack of interest by their residents. A second wave of tech-assisted pandemic surveillance tools is on its way, this time with the imprimatur of tech giants Apple and Google. But those fa...
Tags: Apple, Google, Utah, Technology, News, Washington, New York City, Walmart, Ap, North Dakota, South Dakota, Aclu, Rhode Island, Providence, Bismarck, Brien


Trump Says He Takes Hydroxychloroquine To Prevent Coronavirus Infection Even Though It's An Unproven Treatment

hcs_$reboot writes: President Donald Trump said Monday that he has been taking anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for over a week to prevent coronavirus infection even though it is not yet a proven treatment. Hydroxychloroquine, which is available as a generic drug and is also produced under the brand name Plaquenil by French drugmaker Sanofi, can have serious side effects, including muscle weakness and heart arrhythmia. A small study in Brazil was halted for safety reasons after coronavirus p...
Tags: White House, Tech, Brazil, Fox News, John, Donald Trump, Trump, Neil Cavuto, Sanofi


Disney Streaming Chief Kevin Mayer Leaving To Become TikTok CEO

Disney's Head of Streaming, Kevin Mayer, is leaving to become the chief executive of TikTok and ByteDance, the Chinese company that owns TikTok. CNBC reports: It's a huge score for TikTok, a social media platform that hosts short form videos. Mayer was considered one of the top candidates to replace former Disney CEO Bob Iger, before Bob Chapek was ultimately named chief executive. Mayer is also leaving Disney after the successful launch of its streaming platform, Disney+, which rolled out in No...
Tags: Disney, Tech, Fox, Lucasfilm, Campbell, Mayer, Rebecca Campbell, Bob Iger, Pixar Marvel, Kevin Mayer, Bob Chapek, Tiktok, TikTok CNBC, Disneyland Resort Read


Facebook's Giphy Acquisition Sounds Antitrust Alarms In Congress

A bipartisan group of senators are sounding the antitrust enforcement alarm Friday over Facebook's newly announced acquisition of Giphy, a GIF-making and sharing website. The Verge reports: On Friday, Facebook announced that it would acquire Giphy for the reported price of $400 million. Giphy is one of the largest GIF sites on the internet and social media and messaging services like Twitter, Tinder, Slack and iMessage already have Giphy integrated into their apps. In a Friday blog post, Faceboo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Amy Klobuchar, Giphy, Ftc, Facebook In, DoubleClick, Hawley, Sens Elizabeth Warren D MA, Sen Josh Hawley R Mo, Twitter Tinder Slack


Attorney General: We didn't need Apple to crack terrorist's iPhones – tho we still want iGiant to do it in future

Feds gain access to military base shooter's mobes using outside tools The US Department of Justice is once again taking Apple to task for not cooperating with device decryption requests, even after it announced that it had retrieved information from a pair of iPhones without Cupertino's help.…
Tags: Apple, Software, Cupertino, US Department of Justice


Google Adding Dark Mode Support to Google Search App for iOS and Android

Google is adding Dark Mode support to its Google Search apps for iOS and Android, with the new feature to begin rolling out tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Google says that it wants to give search app users more options to customize their Search experience, and when ‌Dark Mode‌ is enabled on Android 10 and iOS 13, the Search app will be displayed in ‌Dark Mode‌. The same goes for Light Mode, with the feature following the overall system settings. ‌Dark Mode‌ can also be enabled o...
Tags: Google, Google Search, Dark Mode, Pacific Time Google


Google Meet is rocketing in growth, but the company's latest tactic to beat video-chat rival Zoom could mean even more scrutiny from antitrust regulators (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google Meet, the company's video conference service, is seeing tremendous growth, but the company is also using some questionable tactics to promote its software over rivals like Zoom. Google has starred including a large Google Meet button in Google Calendar events to push users to its app, even when those events already include a Zoom link. Many users say they're hitting the Google Meet button by mistake. It could be used as ammo against the company, which is currently under scrutiny from mu...
Tags: Google, Trends, European Commission, Google Shopping, Google Calendar, Sundar Pichai, Tim Wu, Sean Byrnes, Google Meet, Zoom Google, Chiefly Google


Rainbow Six 'Copy' Lands Apple and Google In Copyright Court

Ubisoft is suing Apple and Google over a Chinese mobile game it says is "a near carbon copy" of one of its most popular games, Rainbow Six: Siege. The BBC reports: Area F2 is "designed to closely replicate... virtually every aspect" of the game, it alleges, in a 43-page document, complete with screenshots. It is also suing the developer, Ejoy, owned by Chinese tech giant Alibaba. Characters, game modes, game maps, animations, and even the user interface were copied, the document alleges. "Virtua...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Bbc, Ubisoft, Google In Copyright Court, Ejoy, Alibaba Characters, Central District Court of California Read


‘Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet’ is the Latest Series to Deliver a Remotely Produced Episode

The comedy series Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet premiered on Apple TV+ back in February, and the show following the developers of a popular video game has already been given a second season order. Production on the new season of the show was halted when every other movie and TV show shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that didn’t stop co-creator, executive producer, writer and star Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) from putting together a new episode that was written...
Tags: Apple, Comedy, Television, Movies, Philadelphia, Video Game, Parks, Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Murray Abraham, Appletv, Megan Ganz, McElhenney, Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet, Mythic Quest, Coronavirus


Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets Can Get Hacked Too

An anonymous reader writes: Whether you think cryptocurrency is a scam or a salvation, those digital coins can store real-world value. The safest place to keep them is in what's known as a "hardware wallet," a device like a USB drive that stores your currency and private keys locally, without connecting to the internet. But "safest" doesn't mean "perfect," which new research into two popular hardware wallets reinforces all too well. Researchers from Ledger -- a firm that makes hardware wallets i...
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DoorDash 'Pizza Arbitrage' Shows the FUBAR Economics of Delivery Apps

Another sign of how fundamentally screwed the economics underlying the app economy are: It is possible to take advantage of exploitative food delivery platform DoorDash’s efforts to sign up restaurants without their consent to engage de facto “pizza arbitrage,” according to a report by the Margins.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Delivery, Seamless, Postmates, Gig Economy, Uber Eats, Doordash, GrubHub, Nobody Wins


HTC Making Earbuds That Look Just Like AirPods

HTC is working on new "HTC U Ear" earbuds that look like they took some design cues from Apple's AirPods. Photos of the upcoming earbuds were found in regulatory documents by Android Police (via The Verge). Design wise, the U Ear earbuds from HTC could be mistaken for black AirPods, featuring the same general design for the in-ear portion and a stem that hangs outside of the ear. The earbuds do have one major difference though - there are charging pins on the front. The charging case looks...
Tags: Apple, Htc


36M Americans have filed for unemployment, but (some) tech firms are still hiring

Last week, U.S. unemployment claims hit 36 million over a two-month period. The results of pandemic-led closures have been devastating to innumerable industries, as the timeline to reopen remains uncertain in many areas. Indeed noted in a recent report that hirings have slowed significantly versus this time last year. No surprise, really, for those who follow the news.  Large-scale layoffs have become a seemingly daily occurrence. In recent weeks Uber, Lyft, TripAdvisor, Casper and Juul have ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Jobs, Tech, Hiring, Juul, Job Board, Apple Facebook, Austin Meanwhile, Berkshire Grey, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Q&A With Rising West Palm Beach, FL Underground Hip Hop Artist Broot McCoy

Congratulations on your latest Album release “Apocalypse Later”. We checked it out and we really enjoyed the fresh new sound & perspective on new Hip Hop coming out of West Palm Beach. What motivated you to create this style of music. And how did you come up with your MC name Broot McCoy? Thank you, thank you! I sincerely appreciate you guys at UndergroundHipHopBlog for taking the time to sit and listen to my latest musical offering and I’m glad you dug it. The style I took towards this particu...
Tags: Google, Australia, Social Media, Jazz, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, McCoy, Palm Beach, Paul White, Q&A Interviews, Eric Biddines, Broot McCoy, Sean Buck, Broot, Henry Phillip `` Hank '' McCoy So Broot McCoy, AKA El Camino Black


Apple Inks Deal for 4-Part Docuseries From 'McMillion$' Directors

Apple has given a straight-to-series order for a four-part documentary series from filmmakers Brian Lazarte and James Lee Hernandez, known for their HBO docuseries "McMillion$" that detailed how the McDonald's Monopoly game was rigged for over a decade. According to Deadline, multiple bidders were fighting over the rights to the new docuseries, and Apple ultimately struck a 7-figure deal. The new docuseries, which is untitled as of yet, tells the "unbelievable true story of one of the larges...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, McDonald, McMillion, Jerry Jacobson, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple, James Lee Hernandez, Brian Lazarte


The FBI broke Apple’s iPhone encryption, but you shouldn’t panic

People should feel comfortable with the level of security on their phones
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Fbi, Apple encryption, iPhone encryption, Digital Backdoor


Cell-Tower Attacks By Idiots Who Claim 5G Spreads COVID-19 Reportedly Hit US

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Department of Homeland Security is reportedly issuing alerts to wireless telecom providers and law enforcement agencies about potential attacks on cell towers and telecommunications workers by 5G/coronavirus conspiracy theorists. The DHS warned that there have already been "arson and physical attacks against cell towers in several U.S. states." The preposterous claim that 5G can spread the coronavirus, either by suppressing the immune sy...
Tags: Europe, Post, UK, Washington Post, US, Tech, Ars Technica, Dhs, Fbi, Abc News, Department Of Homeland Security, Western Europe, National Counterterrorism Center


With stadiums closed, TV networks turn to live esports broadcasts

The COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out the spring seasons for professional sports and associated revenue for TV networks, but esports is filling part of that void. Gaming companies behind titles licensed by each major league are the winners in this unexpected shift; Electronic Arts (EA) is first among them with FIFA, Madden NFL, NBA Live and NHL in its EA Sports portfolio and more than 100 esports events planned for 2020. The way EA, networks and sports leagues are responding to production chall...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Facebook, Space, Media, Entertainment, NFL, Tech, Manchester City, Nba, Mlb, Espn, Sergio Aguero, NHL, Nascar, Twitch


Disney streaming exec Kevin Mayer becomes TikTok’s new CEO

Kevin Mayer, head of The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer and international business, is departing to become CEO of TikTok, as well as COO of the popular video app’s parent company ByteDance. Founder Yiming Zhang will continue to serve as ByteDance CEO, while TikTok President Alex Zhu (formerly the co-founder of the predecessor app Musical.ly) becomes ByteDance’s vice president of product and strategy. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join the amazing team at ByteDance,”...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Media, Entertainment, Africa, Disney, Tech, Disneyland Resort, EMEA, Europe Middle East, Mayer, The Walt Disney Company, Bob Iger, Kevin Mayer, Bob Chapek, Chapek


Arm’s financials and the blurring future of the semiconductor sector

Amidst the blitz of SoftBank earnings news today comes the financials for all of SoftBank’s subsidiaries, which includes Arm Holdings, the most important chip design and research company in the world that SoftBank bought for $32 billion back in 2016. Arm produces almost all of the key designs for the chips that run today’s smartphones, including Apple’s A13 Bionic chip that powers its flagship iPhone. In all, 22.8 billion chips were shipped globally last year using Arm licenses according to S...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Hardware, Softbank, Tech, Intel, ARM Holdings, Masayoshi Son, Simon Segars


Apple's MagicPairing for Bluetooth fails to enchant after mischief-making bugs found hiding in the stack

Known and yet still unfixed flaws lurk in proprietary device-linking tech Apple's proprietary approach to securing Bluetooth peripherals, known as MagicPairing, has some benefits, but not magical enough to make vulnerabilities vanish.…
Tags: Apple, Software


How to restore your iPhone from a backup after resetting it, so you never have to lose your data

You can restore your iPhone from a backup by giving your phone a factory reset, and then logging back into your Apple ID account. Before you restore your iPhone, you'll need to make sure that you have a current backup of all your phone's data — you can create one in your iPhone's Apple ID menu. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you've had an iPhone for any length of time, you know it's largely trouble-free — an iPhone behaves more like an appliance than a fi...
Tags: Apple, Trends



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