David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992) is the most essential punk artist of the last century. In this Covid era, he's even more vital.

Spoken Word with Electronics is an audio series delivering to you a two side recording of unusual stories paired with vintage modular electronic sounds Welcome back to Spoken Word with Electronics. This week we're in a good David Wojnarowicz mood. Which I mean to say David is a strong energy force for when you are upset and want to focus it into making work. In this Covid era, David's message about government neglect and illness is especially profound. He died of AIDS in 1992, which is awful. An...
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Uber cuts 600 jobs in India

Uber is cutting 600 jobs in India, or 25% of its workforce in the country, it said on Tuesday as it looks to cut costs to steer through the coronavirus pandemic. The job cuts, which affect teams across customer and driver support, business development, legal, policy, marketing, and finance, are part of the company’s global restructuring that eliminated 6,700 jobs this month. The American giant, which claimed to be the top cab hailing service in India earlier this year, said it was providing 1...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Asia, India, Tech, Zomato, New Delhi, Uber India, South Asia, Ola, Makemytrip, Swiggy, Oyo, Pradeep Parameswaran, Coronavirus, COVID-19

The Moon Pays a Spring Visit To Virgo

An anonymous reader shares a report: The moon visits one of the spring constellations this week by traveling through the faint constellation of Virgo, the virgin. On 1 and 2 June, our natural satellite will pass close to Virgo's only bright star, Spica. Memorise its position and then return in the days to come to pick out the constellation's other, fainter stars. Spica is one of the 20 brightest stars in the night sky, located at a distance of about 250 light years. A blue giant star, containing...
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Microsoft Promises New Skype Features Despite Teams For Consumers Launch

An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft has shared few usage numbers since acquiring Skype for $8.5 billion in October 2011. Skype's monthly active users, for example, haven't been updated since August 2015 -- 300 million has been the number for years. But the coronavirus has shaken up the communications space for everyone, even Skype. With usage exploding due to COVID-19 and working from home policies, the company has been eager to talk up Skype along with Microsoft Teams, its fastest-growing bus...
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Online symptom-checkers are wrong two-thirds of the time

Thirty-six different international mobile and internet-based symptom checkers gave a correct diagnosis as the top result only 36 percent of the time.Web advice on when and where to seek healthcare treatment was correct 49 percent of the time. It's been estimated that Google's health related searches approximate to 70,000 every minute. All of us have done it. Prompted by a back ache, twitching body part, or perhaps the notice of a skin discoloration, we type in the symptoms for an instant diagn...
Tags: Health, Google, UK, Media, Internet, Australia, Government, Innovation, National Health Service, Disease, Health Care, Hill, Edith Cowan University, Medical Journal, Coronavirus, Edith Cowan University ECU

Questioning The Business Case For Purpose

Corporate purpose is the buzzword of the day. Last August, the US Business Roundtable radically redefined its statement of the “purpose of a corporation” to include stakeholders, rather than just shareholders. Larry Fink, who leads the world’s largest asset management firm BlackRock, wrote in a 2018 letter to corporate CEOs: “Without a sense of purpose, no company, either public or private, can achieve its full potential.” But is there actually evidence to back up this claim? It’s been wid...
Tags: Apple, Google, Steve Jobs, US, America, Blackrock, Branding, London Business School, Simon Sinek, Mercedes Benz, Larry Fink, Sinek, Great Place to Work Institute, Moet Chandon, Journal of Financial Economics, Brand Purpose

How to unlock your iPhone to use it with another carrier

Cellular carriers lock their networks on your smartphone. Here's how to unlock it so you can switch carriers.
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NASA and SpaceX confirm SpaceX’s first ever astronaut launch is a ‘go’

NASA and SpaceX are closer than ever to a moment both have been preparing for since the beginning of the Commercial Crew program in 2010. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon spacecraft are now set to fly with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken onboard, making a trip to the International Space Station, and both the agency and SpaceX announced today that they have officially passed the final flight readiness review, meaning everything is now a ‘go’ for launch. According to NASA Commer...
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The 5 best tech deals in the Amazon Memorial Day Sale

We've smoked out the 5 best tech deals in the Amazon Memorial Day Sale so you don't miss your chance to save.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, Amazon Kindle, Computing, Memorial Day 2020, Amazon Memorial Day Sale

Carly Rae Jepsen’s Joyous Low-Stakes Rom-Com Continues Unfettered

The television landscape in this era of Peak TV comprises many overlapping tiers and ecosystems. Within this moment of seemingly infinite choice, there are genres -- dramas, comedies, talk shows, reality shows -- but more importantly, there are target audiences. The style, subject, and stars of a program are not meaningless, but the more important … More »
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Chrome: 70% of All Security Bugs Are Memory Safety Issues

Roughly 70% of all serious security bugs in the Chrome codebase are memory management and safety bugs, Google engineers said. From a report: Half of the 70% are use-after-free vulnerabilities, a type of security issue that arises from incorrect management of memory pointers (addresses), leaving doors open for attackers to attack Chrome's inner components. The percentage was compiled after Google engineers analyzed 912 security bugs fixed in the Chrome stable branch since 2015, bugs that had a "h...
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Virgin Orbit’s first orbital test flight cut short after rocket released from carrier aircraft

On Monday, Virgin Orbit attempted the first full flight of its orbital payload launch system, which includes a modified Boeing 747 called ‘Cosmic Girl’ that acts as a carrier aircraft for its air-launched rocket LauncherOne. While Virgin Orbit has flown Cosmic Girl and LauncherOne previously for different tests and demonstrations, this was the first end-to-end system test. Unfortunately, that test ended much earlier than planned – just shortly after the LauncherOne rocket was released from Co...
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‘Dear…’ Trailer: Fan Letters Reach The Celebrities That Inspired Them in Apple TV+ Series

A whole show centered around celebrities reading fan mail may strike an odd tone right now — especially after the infamous “Imagine” debacle — but Dear…, the new Apple TV+ series, is presenting itself as more than a self-congratulatory show about celebrity culture. Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more get emotional as they read letters onscreen from fans who were inspired by their works. It’s the kind of weepy inspirational stuff that spotlights both the celebr...
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Now is your last chance to get the Apple Watch Series 5 at its lowest-ever price

Best Buy's Memorial Day Sale offers the Apple Watch Series 5 for just $299 - the cheapest it has ever been.
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The 5 best tech deals in the Best Buy Memorial Day Sale

If you're doing some Memorial Day shopping, here are the best tech deals from the Best Buy Memorial Day Sale.
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5 Apple deals you can’t afford to miss this Memorial Day

We've put together a list of five Apple deals you shouldn’t miss this Memorial Day. Score up to $100 off.
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Best Memorial Day iPad Sales 2020: iPad 10.2 and iPad Pro

If you're in the market for a tablet, we've rounded up the best Memorial Day iPad sales and deals right here.
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Thousands of Enterprise Systems Infected by New Blue Mockingbird Malware Gang

Thousands of enterprise systems are believed to have been infected with a cryptocurrency-mining malware operated by a group tracked under the codename of Blue Mockingbird. From a report: Discovered earlier this month by malware analysts from cloud security firm Red Canary, the Blue Mockingbird group is believed to have been active since December 2019. Researchers say Blue Mockingbird attacks public-facing servers running ASP.NET apps that use the Telerik framework for their user interface (UI) c...
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Google Removes QAnon Apps From Play Store for Violating Terms

Google last week removed three apps related to the QAnon conspiracy theory from its Play Store digital marketplace. From a report: The apps -- called QMAP, Q Alerts! and Q Alerts LITE -- were taken down for violating Google's policies against "harmful information," the company said. The removal was earlier reported by Media Matters for America, a progressive not-for-profit. The QAnon conspiracy theory has become popular among a group of supporters of President Donald Trump. One claim is that cel...
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'Japan Model' Has Beaten Coronavirus, Shinzo Abe Declares

Prime minister Shinzo Abe has declared victory for the "Japan model" of fighting coronavirus as he lifted a nationwide state of emergency after seven weeks [Editor's note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source]. From a report: Speaking at a press conference on Monday evening in Tokyo, Mr Abe said that Japan had avoided an explosive increase in cases without the compulsory lockdowns used in Europe or the US. The ending of the state of emergency in the last five prefectures it covered -- T...
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In $16 Billion Push To Expand Broadband, America Is Flying Through a Fog

Spurred by the coronavirus pandemic, federal policy makers are pushing to spend billions of dollars to close gaps in America's high-speed internet network. From a report: There is one big obstacle: Government officials say they don't have a clear picture of where service gaps exist, meaning parts of the country will be left out when it is time to distribute the funds. While the Federal Communications Commission estimates more than 94% of Americans -- or about 309 million people -- have access to...
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WHO Temporarily Suspends Trial of Hydroxychloroquine Over Safety Concerns

The World Health Organization is temporarily pausing tests of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment in order to review safety concerns, the agency's director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu said Monday. From a report: The decision comes after a retrospective review published in The Lancet found that coronavirus patients who took hydroxychloroquine or its related drug chloroquine were more likely to die or develop an irregular heart rhythm that can lead to sudden ...
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15 Tips for Running a Successful ‘Traditional’ Ad Campaign for Your Local Market

Despite the overwhelming preference for digital media among modern marketers, traditional advertising methods are still being implemented today and driving great results. Newspaper, TV and radio spots can offer tons of potential for businesses looking to reach a local market — if they’re used the right way. Traditional Local Ad Campaign Tips To help with your next traditional media campaign, we asked members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question: “What is an important thi...
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Newton Mail founder returns with launch of personal net worth tracker, Kubera

Serial entrepreneur Rohit Nadhani, who last sold his Newton email app to Essential in 2018— an app so popular it’s been saved from shutting down multiple times — is today launching a new startup, Kubera. The service aims to offer an alternative to using a spreadsheet to keep track of your assets, investments, cryptocurrencies, debts, insurance, and other important documents that would need to be transferred to a loved one in the event of your death. The founder was inspired to create Kubera — a ...
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eBay Port Scans Visitors' Computers For Remote Access Programs

AmiMoJo shares a report: When visiting the site, a script will run that performs a local port scan of your computer to detect remote support and remote access applications. Many of these ports are related to remote access/remote support tools such as the Windows Remote Desktop, VNC, TeamViewer, Ammy Admin, and more. After learning about this, BleepingComputer conducted a test and can confirm that is indeed performing a local port scan of 14 different ports when visiting the sit...
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The Rest of Europe

Our rural lockdown has given us a great deal of time to devote to re-thinking websites. What makes us angry when we see a page? Perhaps it is an overwhelming presence of advertisements and the resulting slowness in loading. Perhaps it is knowing that the 375 cookies set when you arrive will have the ability to trace every aspect of your existence, your dreams, your research into garter belts, and your consumption of vast amounts of vino during your lockdown. We’ve arrived at the moment of truth...
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A Massive Database of 8 Billion Thai Internet Records Leaks

Thailand's largest cell network AIS has pulled a database offline that was spilling billions of real-time internet records on millions of Thai internet users. From a report: Security researcher Justin Paine said in a blog post that he found the database, containing DNS queries and Netflow data, on the internet without a password. With access to this database, Paine said that anyone could "quickly paint a picture" about what an internet user (or their household) does in real-time. Paine alerted A...
Tags: Tech, Thailand, AIS, Paine, Netflow, Justin Paine, Sudaporn Watcharanisakorn

Max Q: Huge week ahead for SpaceX and Virgin Orbit

This week could be the biggest week to date for private spaceflight, with landmark launch attempts coming from both Virgin Orbit and SpaceX . Virgin Orbit is looking to join the elite club of private launch companies that have actually made it to space, with a full flight test of its combined Cosmic Girl and LauncherOne system. Meanwhile, SpaceX is looking to launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft with people on board – achieving a number of milestones, including returning U.S. crew launch capab...
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Twitter Struggles To Label Misleading COVID-19 Tweets

Automated technology that Twitter began using this month to label tweets containing coronavirus misinformation is making mistakes, raising concerns about the company's reliance on artificial intelligence to review content. From a report: On May 11, Twitter started labeling tweets that spread a conspiracy theory about 5G causing the coronavirus. Authorities believe the false theory prompted some people to set fires to cell towers. Twitter will remove misleading tweets that encourage people to eng...
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2020 Honda CR-V Review: Does This Top-Seller Deserve Top Marks?

2020 Honda CR-V In Our Opinion: The 2020 Honda CR-V comes to the party with plenty of feathers in its cap. Our contemporaries in the automotive press hold the CR-V in high regard and we agree with them. That's not to say the CR-V is perfect, but it's pretty close based on our week-long test drive. Exterior Styling 82 Interior Layout 73 Driving Dynamics 96 Safety & Tech Features 93 Everyday Functionality 95 Pros Price Safety Features ...
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