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Carlsberg and Coca-Cola Back Pioneering Project To Make Plant-Based Bottles

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: A biochemicals company in the Netherlands hopes to kickstart investment in a pioneering project that hopes to make plastics from plant sugars rather than fossil fuels. The plans, devised by renewable chemicals company Avantium, have already won the support of beer-maker Carlsberg, which hopes to sell its pilsner in a cardboard bottle lined with an inner layer of plant plastic. Avantium's chief executive, Tom van Aken, says he hopes to greenl...
Tags: Tech, Netherlands, Carlsberg, Coca Cola, Danone, Avantium, Van Aken, Tom Van Aken


Intel Tiger Lake leaked benchmarks shows double the GPU performance

We will be seeing notebooks with Intel Tiger Lake family of processors. Not a lot is known, but one of the appreciated developments is the on-chip graphics. Based on what is seen in the 3DMark benchmark, we could start keeping higher expectations for it.  The post Intel Tiger Lake leaked benchmarks shows double the GPU performance appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Intel, All News, Hardware News, Gpu, 3DMark, Ice Lake, Intel Leaks, 10nm, Intel News, AMD Renoir, Tiger Lake, Intel Tiger Lake, CPU graphics, notebook CPUs


Intel acquires Killer Ethernet maker Rivet Networks for Wi-Fi development

Intel made an announcement of its acquisition of the company 'Rivet Networks' which has 'Killer' aimed specifically towards Wi-Fi. The chipmaking giant made this purchase for an undisclosed sum to expand its Wi-Fi portfolio. The post Intel acquires Killer Ethernet maker Rivet Networks for Wi-Fi development appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Intel, All News, Hardware News, Wireless, Ethernet, Killer, Intel News, WiFi 6, 802.11 AX, Rivet Networks


Education Technology- Teach to One

The world is evolving and so it is technology, and as technology advances the education sector has not been left behind. Teach to one is a digital platform which was founded to teach students mathematics. The main objective of establishing the digital application, is to restructure how students and teachers of middle school learn and understand mathematics. The technology has streamlined the way an actual classroom works from its physical space, content that engage students, technology as well a...
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We'll never see another $100 billion technology Vision Fund — from SoftBank or anyone else (UBER)

SoftBank's Vision Fund may be the first — and last — $100 billion investment vehicle. SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son planned for it to be the first of a succession of gigantic funds, but it performance to date has been poor; it lost $10 billion in value in the March quarter of this year alone and is now worth less than what backers invested in it. The fund's poor performance has highlighted the flaws inherent in trying to invest $100 billion in startup companies in little more than three years. No...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Softbank, US, Trends, Alibaba, Jesus, University of Pennsylvania, Jack Ma, Yahoo Japan, Matt Murphy, National Venture Capital Association, Sapphire Ventures, Northwestern University


Intel's 10th Gen Core Comet Lake-S Processors Debut: One Last Hurrah For 14nm

MojoKid writes: A couple of weeks back, Intel announced its 10th Gen Core desktop processors but today the embargo has been lifted on performance data. Intel's new 10th Gen Core series desktop chips are still based on the same architecture and leverage the same 14nm++ manufacturing process as their 9th Gen predecessors, but the company made numerous changes with Comet Lake-S in an attempt to deliver even more performance, efficiency, and value. A review of the new chips at HotHardware details fe...
Tags: Tech, Intel, Amd, Comet Lake


Senators Demand FTC, DOJ Scrutinize Potential Merger of Uber and Grubhub

Four U.S. senators are pressuring the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice to “closely monitor the negotiations” between Uber and food delivery giant Grubhub Seamless to merge their parasitic services into one market-dominating giant.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Politics, Science, Technology, Mergers, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Federal Trade Commission, Uber Eats, GrubHub, GrubHub Seamless, Uber Grubhub Merger


Arkansas Governor Frames Programmer Who Discovered PUA Data Breach As Acting Illegally

theodp writes: Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson had an odd way of showing his appreciation for the unemployed computer programmer who pointed out a vulnerability in Arkansas's Pandemic Unemployment Assistance website, framing the programmer's actions as illegal. The Arkansas Times' Lindsey Millar explains: "Beginning on Saturday at a news conference and continuing Monday, Hutchinson has framed the applicant who sounded the alarm as acting illegally. He announced Monday that the FBI was investig...
Tags: Washington, Tech, CS, Fbi, Arkansas, Hutchinson, Asa Hutchinson, Andrew Morris, GreyNoise Intelligence, Lindsey Millar


The best free iPhone games to play right now

The best free iPhone games available right now, from puzzlers and word games to shooters and platformers.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Gaming, Trends, Apple Iphone, iPhone Games, Best Iphone Games, best new iPhone games, iPhone game


Rob McElhenney Shares Details on Upcoming 'Mythic Quest' Quarantine Episode Shot on iPhones

Apple on Friday will release a special quarantine episode of "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet," which the cast and crew shot using iPhones. Ahead of the premiere of the episode, show creator and star Rob McElhenney did an interview with The Hollywood Reporter where he shared some details on how the filming was done. According to McElhenney, he came up with the idea for the quarantine episode three weeks ago when bored while stuck at home. He pitched the idea to his bosses at Apple, who were "imme...
Tags: Apple, Cupertino, Parks, Mike, Rob McElhenney, David Hornsby, Megan Ganz, McElhenney, Apple TV shows, Mike -LSB- Schur, Apple TV Plus, Ian Grimm, Apple TV Shows Apple


Apple and Google Launch Digital Contact Tracing System

Apple and Google announced today that they have rolled out a COVID-19 exposure notification system, "essentially a unified programming interface that will allow public health departments to create their own contact tracing applications," reports ABC News. "Apple and Google are not building contact tracing apps." From the report: "Starting today, our Exposure Notifications technology is available to public health agencies on both iOS and Android," Apple and Google said in a statement. "Today, thi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Android Apple, ABC News Apple, COVID, Google Launch Digital


Meet the First NASA Astronauts SpaceX Will Launch To Orbit

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are about to star in the biggest spaceflight event of the decade: launching on the inaugural flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft. For years, they've anticipated this moment, picturing throngs of people lined up on Florida's beaches to watch them ascend into the sky. Now, their launch will likely look very different, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to grip the nation. That electric atmosphere ...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Tech, Nasa, United States, Kazakhstan, Hurley, Doug, Behnken, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley


Apple and Google release phone technology to notify users of coronavirus exposure

Software can be used to develop apps that detect when a user has spent time near another user who later tests positive for the virusApple and Google have released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. Related: Apple and Google team up in bid to use smartphones to track coronavirus spread Continue reading...
Tags: Apple, Google, Technology, US news, Coronavirus outbreak


Coinbase Announces Plans For 'Remote-First' Work Policy In Light of COVID-19

In a blog post today, Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong announced that the exchange company is moving to a remote-first policy in light of COVID-19, meaning most employees will have the option to work from home. Yahoo Finance reports: "Over the last two months, I have come to believe that not only is remote work here to stay, but that it represents a huge opportunity and strategic advantage for us," he wrote in the announcement. Employees will still be able to work in an office, but they will now hav...
Tags: Tech, Coinbase, Armstrong, Yahoo Finance, Brian Armstrong


The NTWRK, the Live Nation-backed shopping app for Gen Z, is launching a virtual festival

SXSW may be cancelled, but the commodification and commingling of multinational corporations and youth and street culture is assured to be alive and well in the COVID-19 era thanks to events like TRANSFER, the new virtual festival from NTWRK — GenZ’s answer to the Home Shopping Network. The FootLocker, Live Nation, and Main Street Advisors-backed company is working with Edison Chen and his 3125c agency on styling the event. Street artists Futura 2000 is going to serve as the artistic director fo...
Tags: TC, Tech, Sxsw, Chen, Edison Chen, Aaron Levant, NTWRK, Zack Bia, Zach Bia


Every New Volvo Model Is Now Electronically Limited To 112 MPH

Starting in May 2020, every new Volvo will stop accelerating when its speedometer displays 112 mph. It also announced a feature named Care Key that lets owners set additional speed-related restrictions when letting another motorist drive their car. Autoblog reports: This number wasn't chosen at random, or because it's thought to bring good luck in Swedish folklore. It simply corresponds to 180 kph, which is well above the speed limit in nearly every country around the world. The exception to the...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Volvo


Joe Rogan's blockbuster deal with Spotify is the streaming giant's biggest signal that it wants to dominate podcasting. Here's what it means for other show personalities and advertisers.

Spotify has acquired Joe Rogan's popular podcast and will exclusively host his content and sell ads. Podcasting execs and ad agencies see the deal as Spotify's biggest bet on podcasting and say it could set a precedent for how other platforms court big stars. Some worried that the move signals the end of independent podcasters and could pose problems for advertisers that like to buy podcast ads simultaneously across many shows. Click here for more BI Prime stories. Spotify's deal with comedia...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Trends, Howard Stern, Wall Street Journal, Bill Simmons, CPM, Spotify Spotify, Joe Rogan, Rogan, XM, Weisman, Gimlet Media, Judy Shapiro, Will Rogan, Sylvain Labs


Apple and Google release phone app to notify users of coronavirus exposure

Technology will detect when an app user has spent time near another app user who later tests positive for the virusApple and Google have released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. Related: Apple and Google team up in bid to use smartphones to track coronavirus spread Continue reading...
Tags: Apple, Google, Technology, US news, Coronavirus outbreak


College Tests Called Unfair To Homebound, Tech-Poor Students

A group of high school students sued the College Entrance Examination Board claiming its advanced placement tests are unfair to teens trapped at home by the coronavirus pandemic without adequate computers or internet connections. From a report: The board, which offers college-level curriculum for courses and exams to high school students, and Educational Testing Services, which administers the advanced placement exams, discriminated against students without sufficient resources, those in remote ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Tech, FairTest, College Entrance Examination Board, Educational Testing Services


The best RAW photography apps for Android and iOS

Take advantage of your phone's full capabilities with mobile RAW photography using these apps
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Photography, Trends, Vsco, Best Of, Raw, Snapseed, Adobe Lightroom, Mobile Photo Editing, Tier 4


The Public Do Not Understand Logarithmic Graphs Used To Portray COVID-19

Mass media routinely portray information about COVID-19 deaths on logarithmic graphs. But do their readers understand them? Alessandro Romano, Chiara Sotis, Goran Dominioni, and Sebastian Guidi carried out an experiment which suggests that they don't. From a report: The fact that the framing of information can dramatically alter how we react to it will hardly surprise any reader of this blog. Incidentally, the canonical example of framing effects involves an epidemic: a disease that kills 200 ou...
Tags: US, Tech, Fisher, Irving Fisher, COVID, Alessandro Romano Chiara Sotis Goran Dominioni, Sebastian Guidi


Energy drink company G Fuel no longer sponsors internet drama reporter Keemstar after claims that he exploited a YouTuber who died by suicide

After an explosive "Content Nuke" video by Ethan Klein about Daniel "Keemstar" Keem criticizing the YouTube drama reporter's conduct, Keem announced his longtime sponsorship with energy drink company G Fuel ended. Keem said he "walked away" from the gaming and esports energy drink brand after an outpouring of hate overwhelmed G Fuel's recent social media posts, which spawned from h3h3Production's Klein. Klein's "Content Nuke" criticized Keem's reports on fellow YouTuber Etika, who died by suic...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Starbreeze, Klein, Joe Rogan, Starbreeze Studios, Keemstar, Ethan Klein, Trisha Paytas, Keem, Desmond Etika Amofah, Amofah, Etika, Daniel Keemstar Keem, Klein Klein


How to change your business address on Google Maps using Google My Business

You can change your registered business address on Google Maps through the free Google My Business tool. Changes to a business address on Google Maps are only possible if the company is attached to your account.   Google reviews all changes to your business address made through Google My Business, so it may take several days to be updated and re-published.  You can also change your business address on Google Maps using the Google My Business app for iOS and Android. Visit Business Insider's T...
Tags: Google, Trends, Walmart, Google Maps, Apple Samsung, Google My Business


How to watch Apple TV on your iPhone with or without an Apple TV Plus subscription

You can watch Apple TV on your iPhone by downloading the app from the App Store and subscribing to Apple TV+ or viewing third-party content.  A subscription to Apple TV+ lets you watch anything from classic movies to live sports to your favorite TV shows right on your iPhone.  Some content is available for purchase or rent on the app outside of an Apple TV Plus subscription.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. It's no surprise that an iPhone makes a pretty ex...
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Scribd announces a perks program, giving its subscribers access to Pandora Plus, TuneIn Premium and more

E-book and audiobook subscription service Scribd has been actively embracing and experimenting with bundling over the past couple of years, creating joint offers with The New York Times and with Spotify and Hulu. Today it announced a slightly different take on the idea with Scribd Perks. These perks give Scribd’s paying subscribers (the service costs $8.99 per month) access to a number of additional services at no extra change. The initial lineup includes Pandora Plus (ad-free music and podca...
Tags: Scribd, Startups, Spotify, Media, Tech, New York Times, Mubi, Trip Adler, Hulu Today


Hey Siri, are you still recording people's conversations despite promising not to do so nine months ago?

I’m sorry, I will continue ignoring that question Apple may still be recording and transcribing conversations captured by Siri on its phones, despite promising to put an end to the practice nine months ago, claims a former Apple contractor who was hired to listen into customer conversations.…
Tags: Apple, Siri, Software


No jack, no buds: Apple is killing the iPhone’s EarPods and we’re good with that

Wireless audio is so good now, we see no reason why Apple's iconic wired buds should ship with every iPhone.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Opinion, Trends, Home Theater, Earpods, AirPods, True Wireless Earbuds, Wired Earbuds


Hims & Hers launch Spanish language telemedicine services

Hims & Hers, the startup focused on providing access to elective treatments for things like hair loss, skin care, and erectile disfunction and online telemedicine services, is expanding its services to include a Spanish language option, the company said. After Mexico, the U.S. has the second-largest Spanish speaking population in the world, with an estimated 41 million U.S. residents speaking Spanish at home. The population also prefers to receive healthcare information and frequent facilities t...
Tags: TC, Technology, Mexico, Articles, Tech, United States, Healthcare, Telemedicine, Ro, Telehealth, Andrew Dudum, Hims Hers


You can currently buy an Apple Watch for only $179 (seriously)

Right now, you can get the Apple Watch Series 3 for just $179 on Amazon as part of its pre-Memorial Day sale.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Mobile, Trends, Health & Fitness, Apple Watch Series 3, Apple Watch deals, Memorial Day 2020, Amazon 2020


Democratic senators flag Uber’s possible Grubhub deal over antitrust concerns

In a new letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice, a group of Democrats in the Senate urge regulators to “closely monitor the negotiations” between Uber and Grubhub and to initiate an antitrust investigation if a rumored deal between the two companies comes to pass. In a letter signed by Senators Amy Klobuchar, Patrick Leahy, Richard Blumenthal and Cory Booker, the lawmakers caution that a merger between Uber’s food delivery service Uber Eats and its competito...
Tags: TC, Uber, Government, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Tech, House, Antitrust, Department Of Justice, Wall Street Journal, Aoc, Cory Booker, U S Federal Trade Commission, GrubHub, David Cicilline, Amy Klobuchar Patrick Leahy Richard Blumenthal



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