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With Highway Traffic Down, Are Reckless Drivers Still Increasing Highway Fatalities?

Highway patrols across America "are reporting a rise in reckless driving," writes ABC News. Slashdot reader quonset shared their report: In Connecticut, traffic has been cut in half compared to last year, but fatal motor vehicle accidents are up by about 40%. "We're finding that with the open roads, certain individuals are taking this as an opportunity to push their vehicles to the limit," Connecticut State Police Trooper Josue Dorelus told ABC News' Transportation Correspondent Gio Benitez. D...
Tags: Minnesota, California, Massachusetts, America, Tech, Connecticut, Connecticut State Police, Highway Patrol, Governors Highway Safety Association, Cathy Chase, ABC News Slashdot, Josue Dorelus, ABC News Transportation Correspondent, Gio Benitez Dorelus, Pam Shadel Fischer


Hackers release a new jailbreak that unlocks every iPhone

A renowned iPhone hacking team has released a new “jailbreak” tool that unlocks every iPhone, even the most recent models running the latest iOS 13.5. For as long as Apple has kept up its “walled garden” approach to iPhones by only allowing apps and customizations that it approves, hackers have tried to break free from what they call the “jail,” hence the name “jailbreak.” Hackers do this by finding a previously undisclosed vulnerability in iOS that break through some of the many restrictions...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Jailbreak, Security, Tech, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Broker, Operating Systems, Apple Inc


New Shops From Facebook and Amazon, Will We Go From Bad to Worse? Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Business Update   Programs Virtual Mentorship The Qurate Retail Group, (owner of QVC and HSN) in partnership with the NRF Foundation, has introduced the Small Business Spotlight program to help out 20 selected small business across the country, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. These businesses will get increased visibility and other support, using their broadcast and online resources. From May 11 through June 6, QVC and HSN will share the stories behind these businesses o...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Business, Florida, Instagram, Fcc, Congress, US, America, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Zenefits, Treasury


In About-Face, UK Will Not Allow Huawei to Be Involved in Any Part of Its 5G Networks

It appears the UK wants Chinese telecommunications company Huawei as far away from its 5G network as possible. In an about-face, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told officials to create plans to reduce Huawei’s involvement in the country’s 5G networks to zero by 2023.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Technology, China, Boris Johnson, Huawei, 5g, Coronavirus


Munich Says It's Now Shifting Back From Microsoft to Open Source Software -- Again

Newly-elected politicians in Munich "have decided its administration needs to use open-source software, instead of proprietary products like Microsoft Office," reports ZDNet: "Where it is technologically and financially possible, the city will put emphasis on open standards and free open-source licensed software," a new coalition agreement negotiated between the recently elected Green party and the Social Democrats says. The agreement was finalized May 10 and the parties will be in power until ...
Tags: Microsoft, Berlin, US, Tech, Munich, Microsoft Office, Green Party, Sap, Social Democrats, Sander, Zdnet, Alex Sander EU, Free Software Foundation Europe


America's CDC and 11 States Erroneously Conflated Two Kinds of Coronavirus Tests

America's Center for Disease Control "is conflating viral and antibody tests..." writes the Atlantic, "distorting several important metrics and providing the country with an inaccurate picture of the state of the pandemic." Thelasko shared their report: We've learned that the CDC is making, at best, a debilitating mistake: combining test results that diagnose current coronavirus infections with test results that measure whether someone has ever had the virus. The upshot is that the government'...
Tags: Cdc, America, Tech, Harvard, Atlantic, Center for Disease Control, Harvard Global Health Institute, Jha, Thelasko, Ashish Jha, COVID, K T Li Professor of Global Health


Trump Administration Mulls First US Nuclear Test in Decades

The Trump administration "has discussed whether to conduct the first U.S. nuclear test explosion since 1992," reports the Washington Post, "in a move that would have far-reaching consequences for relations with other nuclear powers and reverse a decades-long moratorium on such actions, said a senior administration official and two former officials familiar with the deliberations." The matter came up at a meeting of senior officials representing the top national security agencies last Friday, fo...
Tags: Post, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, China, Russia, US, Tech, Beijing, United States, Moscow, Trump, National Nuclear Security Administration, Trump Administration


JioMart, the e-commerce venture from India’s richest man, launches in 200 cities and towns

The rationale behind the deluge of dollars flooding into billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Platforms is beginning to become more clear as his e-commerce venture JioMart starts rolling out to more people across India. An e-commerce venture between the nation’s top telecom operator Jio Platforms and top retail chain Jio Retail, JioMart just launched its new website and started accepting orders in dozens of metro, tier 1 and tier 2 cities including Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, India, Narendra Modi, Tech, Walmart, Whatsapp, Atlantic, Ant Financial, Zomato, Mumbai, Flipkart, BigBasket, Reliance


JioMart, the e-commerce venture from India’s richest man, launches in 200 cities

The rationale behind the deluge of dollars flooding into billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Platforms is beginning to become more clear as his e-commerce venture JioMart starts rolling out to more people across India. An e-commerce venture between the nation’s top telecom operator Jio Platforms and top retail chain Jio Retail, JioMart just launched its new website and started accepting orders in dozens of metro, tier 1 and tier 2 cities including Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, India, Narendra Modi, Tech, Walmart, Whatsapp, Atlantic, Ant Financial, Zomato, Mumbai, Flipkart, BigBasket, Reliance


JioMart, the e-commerce venture from India’s richest man, launches in additional cities

The rationale behind the deluge of dollars flooding into billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio Platforms is beginning to become more clear as his e-commerce venture JioMart starts rolling out to more people across India. An e-commerce venture between the nation’s top telecom operator Jio Platforms and top retail chain Jio Retail, JioMart just launched its new website and started accepting orders in dozens of metro, tier 1 and tier 2 cities including Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, India, Narendra Modi, Tech, Walmart, Whatsapp, Atlantic, Ant Financial, Zomato, Mumbai, Flipkart, BigBasket, Reliance


Java Programming Language Celebrates Its 25th Birthday. What's Next?

May 23rd marks the 25th anniversary of the day Sun Microsystems introduced Java to the world, notes InfoWorld. Looking at both the present and the future, they write that currently Java remains popular "with enterprises even as a slew of rival languages, such as Python and Go, now compete for the hearts and minds of software developers." Java continues to rank among the top three programming languages in the most prominent language popularity indexes — Tiobe, RedMonk, and PyPL. Java had enjoye...
Tags: Usa, Tech, Ibm, InfoWorld, Sun Microsystems, Leyden, PyPL Java


Trump Is Considering Forming a Panel to Review Complaints of Anti-Conservative Bias Online: Report

After years of complaining of online bias against him, President Donald Trump is thinking about doing something about it—again. The Wall Street Journal reports that Trump is considering forming a panel to review (so far unsubstantiated) allegations of anti-conservative bias on social media, which could include the…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Instagram, Social Media, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Panel, Trump


Elon Musk: the Tesla Cybertruck isn’t getting any smaller

In the days and weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the cybertruck — a post-apocalyptic inspired vehicle made of cold-rolled steel — there was a lot of speculation about whether it would be smaller once it actually made it to market. Production of the Cybertruck is still a long ways off. There isn’t even a factory to build the all-electric truck yet. However, Musk did provide some clarification Saturday on its size. In a tweet, Musk wrote “Reviewed design with Franz last night. Even 3% s...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Elon Musk, Jay Leno, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Hyperloop, Cnbc, TechCrunch, Tesla Model S, Musk, Leno, Franz


UK government reverses course on Huawei’s involvement in 5G networks

Conservative members of the United Kingdom’s government have pushed Prime Minister Boris Johnson to draw up plans to remove telecom equipment made by the Chinese manufacturer Huawei from the nation’s 5G networks by 2023, according to multiple reports. The decision by Johnson, who wanted Huawei’s market share in the nation’s telecommunications infrastructure capped at 35 percent, brings the UK back into alignment with the position Australia and the United States have taken on Huawei’s involvement...
Tags: TC, UK, Australia, China, Defense, US, Tech, Companies, Britain, United States, Telecommunications, United Kingdom, New York Times, The Guardian, Chinese communist party, Boris Johnson


America Makes a Big Investment In Next-Gen Nuclear Power

America's Department of Energy "has started a new Office of Nuclear Energy projects called the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program" (or ARDP) reports Popular Mechanics: "The $230 million program will give $160 million to scientists working on two reactor designs that 'can be operational' in the very near future." The "Advanced" part of ARDP is an industry term for the generation of reactors we have today... Generation IV — the super advanced reactors? — are in the research phase, but the ARD...
Tags: America, Tech, NEI, U S Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NuScale Power LLC, Nuclear Energy Institute NEI, America s Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy


Here’s what Virgin Orbit hopes to achieve with their first full orbital test launch on Sunday

Virgin Orbit held a press briefing on Saturday hosted by CEO Dan Hart and VP of Special Projects Will Pomerantz. The company aims to fly its first ever orbital test launch on Sunday, at roughly 9:30 AM PT (12:30 PM ET), though there’s flexibility for that to move depending on preparations and weather. If it succeeds with this test, it’ll join an elite club of private spaceflight companies that have actually made it to orbit – but that’s not the only measure of success for Virgin for tomorrow’...
Tags: TC, Space, California, Tech, Ceo, Space Tourism, Satellite, Virgin, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Boeing, Spaceport, Hart, Outer Space, Private Spaceflight, Virgin Orbit


Lockdown-Ignoring Sweden Now Has Europe's Highest Per-Capita Death Rate

Sweden's death rate per million (376) "is far in advance of Norway's (44), Denmark's (96) and Finland's (55) — countries with similar welfare systems and demographics, but which imposed strict lockdowns..." reports the Guardian, "raising concerns that the country's light-touch approach to the coronavirus may not be helping it build up broad immunity." "According to the scientific online publication Ourworldindata.com, Covid-19 deaths in Sweden were the highest in Europe per capita in a rollin...
Tags: Europe, UK, Sweden, Tech, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Jon Henley, AleRunner


Public Release of Newest Imperial College Report for the UK Delayed By 'Politicized Nature' of Lockdown Debate

"The publication of a long-awaited report from Imperial College London that models the impact of coming out of lockdown has been delayed for several weeks, following criticism of the team's methods, as the debate around the UK's coronavirus restrictions has become increasingly politicised," reports the Financial Times: The report has yet to be released, although its findings have been shared with government, according to two people associated with the Imperial team. The delay comes as the right...
Tags: UK, London, Tech, Italy, Telegraph, David Davis, Financial Times, Eurosceptic, Imperial College, Imperial, Venki Ramakrishnan, Steve Baker, Public Release of Newest Imperial College, Financial Times Given, Royal Society Britain


Coding is a language — and that’s why kids can learn it faster than you

Across the world, the conversion of information into a digital format – also called “digitalization” – has increased productivity in the public and private sectors. As a result, virtually every country in the world is working towards a digital economy. As this new economy evolves, special skills like computer programming are needed. This is like a language of numbers, known as code, which allows people to write instructions that are executed by computers. The goal is to create something: from a ...
Tags: Startups, Science, Tech, Syndication


After 37 Years Microsoft Open Sources GW-BASIC

"Having re-open-sourced MS-DOS on GitHub in 2018, Microsoft has now released the source code for GW-BASIC, Microsoft's 1983 BASIC interpreter," reports ZDNet, adding that GW-BASIC "can trace its roots back to Bill Gates' and Paul Allen's implementation of Microsoft's first product, the BASIC interpreter for the Altair 8800 computer." "Interested to look at thousands of lines of glorious 8088 assembly code for the original 1983 GW-BASIC...?" writes Slashdot reader sonofusion82, adding "there ar...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Ibm, Gpu, Gw, Slashdot, ASM, Zdnet, Davidoff, BASICA


Original Content podcast: The new ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ special is pointlessly interactive

In many ways, Netflix’s new “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” special “Kimmy vs. the Reverend” is a delight. For fans of the show, it’s a chance to catch up with Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), Titus (Titus Burgess) and all their other friends/nemeses on the eve of Kimmy’s wedding to Prince Frederick (Daniel Radcliffe). Creators Robert Carlock and Tina Fey (along with a team of writers), deliver their usual barrage of delightful jokes, and even if you aren’t fully caught up, the special more-or-less stands o...
Tags: Apple, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Tina Fey, Justice League, Kimmy Schmidt, Zack Snyder, Kimmy, Robert Carlock, Richard Wayne Gary Wayne Jon Hamm, Original Content Podcast, HBO Max, Kimmy Ellie Kemper Titus Titus Burgess


Firefox 78 To Prevent Websites From Forcing Users To Save PDF Documents

"Firefox will prevent websites from forcing users to directly save PDFs without opening them in the web browser window," reports The Windows Club. "Mozilla is rolling out this feature to the masses with the stable release of Firefox 78." Right now, Mozilla has added this feature to Firefox 78 in the Nightly channel. The issue was first raised in 2011, and it took Mozilla 9 years to fix it. Many websites host and offer PDF documents with the following HTTP header: Content-Disposition: attac...
Tags: Firefox, Tech, Mozilla, Windows Club Mozilla


New Imperial College Research Estimates Coronavirus Still Spreading Uncontrolled in 24 US States

New research from Imperial College London suggests the coronavirus "may still be spreading at epidemic rates" in 24 different states in America, reports the Washington Post: Some states have had little viral spread or "crushed the curve" to a great degree and have some wiggle room to reopen their economies without generating a new epidemic-level surge in cases. Others are nowhere near containing the virus. The model, which has not been peer reviewed, shows that in the majority of states, a sec...
Tags: Texas, Maryland, Washington, America, Tech, Tennessee, Nashville, Memphis, Imperial College London, Vanderbilt University, US States, David Aronoff, New Imperial College Research, Samir Bhatt, Imperial College The Imperial College


Startups Weekly: SoftBank portfolio results show which tech sectors are still thriving

Editor’s note: Want this in your inbox every Saturday morning? Click here to subscribe to Startups Weekly and all the other great TechCrunch newsletters. Remember when the top investors and companies in tech were reacting to SoftBank’s every move? These days, we are picking through the latest results from the Japanese conglomerate and its Vision Fund to see how things went wrong, and where it is still succeeding with its startup portfolio. First up, this fund appears to be out of additional mon...
Tags: TC, Verizon, Facebook, Europe, California, Softbank, San Francisco, Tech, Atlanta, Palo Alto, Mexico City, Alibaba, Silicon Valley, Boulder, EC, Sequoia Capital


Pandemic Brings Huge Spike In Demand For Plant-Based Meat Alternatives

Food safety concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, along with "changing consumer preferences," are "contributing to a shift toward plant-based food options," reports CNBC, citing alternative meat makers in Asia. The New York Times shares some specifics, including statistics from Nielsen showing that from April 12 to May 9, demand for uncooked vegan products jumped 53%. To meet the demand, Impossible Foods has been hiring more workers, increasing pay and adding more shifts. Beyond Meat reporte...
Tags: Asia, China, Tech, New York Times, Nielsen, Cnbc, Impossible Foods, Bernstein, U S Food, Pat Brown, Alexia Howard


Boyue Alita and dictionaries

I'm not a geek, own no smart phone and have really struggled with this Android e-reading device. I'm using it as an aid to learning French but for some time could only use it as a basic e-reader. Some negatives: It looks similar to the iPad but is very slow to boot up. In no way is it intuitive to use and the English instructions are awful. It's mega expensive. The long promised Android update is not yet in sight. Using dictionaries and taking notes isn't the wonderful experience I expected. To...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Books, Boyue, Alita, Librera, Boyue Alita


This Week in Apps: Facebook takes on Shopify, Tinder considers its future, contact-tracing tech goes live

Welcome back to This Week  in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a  $544 billion valuation, 6.5x hig...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Social, Startups, Gadgets, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Entertainment, Tech, Developers, Tim Cook, App Stores, Apple Google


Student Spec Ad 'Wherever. Together.' Brings Sisterhood to the Outdoors

There are women all around the world who spend their days outdoors - often traversing over uneven and steep terrain - who we don’t conventionally consider explorers. To the next generation of explorers, what could be more inspiring? We identify women in developing countries who champion causes such as education, entrepreneurship and empowerment. Collaborating with the popular fitness tracking app Strava, their daily walking route is mapped and mirrored all over the world. When women run, hike or...
Tags: Technology, Advertising, Strava, Spec Ad, Palak Kapadia, Xavi Ocaña Catarina Barcala GosendeCopywriter


Anything less than nationwide vote by mail is electoral sabotage

The global pandemic has cast a light on decades of cumulative efforts to manipulate and suppress voters, showing that the country is completely unprepared for any serious challenge to its elections system. There can be no more excuses: Every state must implement voting by mail in 2020 or be prepared to admit it is deliberately sabotaging its own elections. (And for once, tech might be able to help.) To visualize how serious this problem is, one has only to imagine what would happen if quarantine...
Tags: TC, Elections, Voting, Opinion, Washington, Government, Tech, States, House Senate, Nicks, 2020 Election, Vote By Mail, Bill Oxford, Voting By Mail


Study of 96,000 Covid-19 Patients Finds Hydroxychloroquine Increased Their Risk of Dying

"The drug US President Donald Trump said he was taking to ward off Covid-19 actually increases the risk of patients with the disease dying from it," reports the BBC, citing a new study published Friday in the Lancet. "The study said there were no benefits to treating patients with the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine..." Hydroxychloroquine is safe for malaria, and conditions like lupus or arthritis, but no clinical trials have recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine for coronavirus. The...
Tags: US, Tech, Bbc, Donald Trump, COVID



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