Kathy Jentz and the GardenDC Podcast

As a long-time podcast listener I just assumed that listenership would be on the rise during the pandemic, but apparently just the opposite – though they’re now coming back. I wonder if the downturn included podcasts about gardening, though, which is growing in popularity. Newbies gotta learn, and learn digitally. One gardening podcaster who’s recently gotten my attention is my local friend Kathy Jentz, who launched her podcast GardenDC in March of this year. She’s the editor of Washington Garde...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Gardening, Congress, Philadelphia, Dc, Kathy, Mid Atlantic, National Arboretum, Unusually Clever People, Kathy Jentz, Washington Gardener Magazine, GardenComm, GardenDC, Barbara Bullock, University of Maryland School of Journalism

What Would The Internet Look Like If America Repeals Section 230?

"REVOKE 230!" President Trump tweeted Friday, and NPR reports that the movement to revoke its safeguards "is increasingly becoming a bipartisan consensus... But experts caution that eliminating the legal protections may have unintended consequences for Internet users that extend far beyond Facebook and Twitter." "We don't think about things like Wikipedia, the Internet Archive and all these other public goods that exist and have a public-interest component that would not exist in a world withou...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, America, Tech, Npr, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Trump, Facebook Twitter, Mackey, Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University Law School, Aaron Mackey, Jeff Kosseff, High Tech Law Institute, Kosseff

The best cheap Samsung Galaxy Tab deals for June 2020

To save you some time and cash, we've combed the web to bring you the best Samsung Galaxy Tab deals right now,
Tags: Deals, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Tablets, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Commerce 2020

These are the best cheap Apple deals for June 2020

If you're one of Apple's many fans, then you already know how fleeting deals can be. Act fast for these savings.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, Computing, Ipad Mini, MacBook Air, Ipad Pro, Macbook Pro, AirPods, iPhone 11, Iphone 11 Pro, Apple Watch Series 5, AirPods Pro, Commerce 2020

How to Factory Reset your Gmail Account

Your phone, the iPad, and your laptop offer a ‘hard reset’ option that resets your device to the default factory settings. Once you perform a factory reset, it erases all the apps, files, and settings and there’s no way to recover the wiped off data. What is Gmail Factory Reset If you ever need to “factory reset” an old Gmail account that you no longer use, and start afresh with a clean slate, Google Scripts can help. The script will perform a series of tasks to co...
Tags: Google, Gmail, Seo, Pop, Archives, Google Apps Script

What is and isn’t essential should be left up to individuals, not government: Soledad Ursúa

California’s “stay-at-home” orders have revealed a rather snobbish demarcation of businesses:  those that are essential, and those that, well, just are not. The demarcation is arbitrary, and increasingly, this condescension of who matters and who doesn’t is being resisted by everyday people in red and blue states. State leaders should rethink their classifications of what is essential and understand that ALL businesses are essential. Why? Simply put, they are essential to those who patronize the...
Tags: Google, New York, California, Opinion, America, Los Angeles, Gorbachev, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Gop, Dallas, Cuomo, Caltech, Regan, Newsom

Take-Two to continue support for Google Stadia despite tech shortcomings

CEO Strauss Zelnick said game streaming will work in time
Tags: Google, Gaming, News, Trends, Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two, Google Stadia

Apple Opens 100 More US Stores -- With Mandatory Temperature Checks For Customers

"Apple is in the process of reopening 100 U.S. retail stores," reports Apple Insider, adding "as expected, those outlets look a lot different post-coronavirus." For example, the company is performing temperature-checks at the door and requiring facial coverings before entering the store. Apple has also indicated that it will provide facial coverings to customers if need be. As you approach the Apple Store, you should notice some changes right away. In the Lynnhaven Mall in Virginia Beach, Virgi...
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The best Apple iPhone deals for June 2020

Apple devices can get pricey, but don't despair: Here's an up-to-date list of the best iPhone deals available.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Trends, Iphone 6, Iphone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X

From zero to hero in 18 years: How SpaceX became a nation-state

SpaceX was founded in 2002 and was an industry joke for many years. Eighteen years later, it is the first private company to launch astronauts to the International Space Station. Today, SpaceX's Crew Dragon launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS. The journey will take about 19 hours.Dylan Taylor, chairman and CEO of Voyager Space Holdings, looks at SpaceX's journey from startup to a commercial space company with the operating power of a nation-state. Today is a historic...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Science, Technology, Russia, US, Los Angeles, Nasa, Engineering, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Innovation, Dubai, Airbus

Waymo to bring self-driving minivans back to Bay Area, but not for passengers

The self-driving vehicles will focus on delivering packages
Tags: Google, News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Waymo

Apple Doubles the Price of RAM Upgrade on Entry-Level 13-Inch MacBook Pro

Apple today doubled the price for upgrading the RAM on the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, with customers in the United States now being charged $200 to move from 8GB to 16GB compared to the previous $100 upgrade price. Similar increases are seen in other countries, such as moving from €125 to €250 in Germany and from £100 to £200 in the United Kingdom. Current pricing on RAM upgrade for entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro While Apple does sometimes adjust upgrade pricing as its costs for compo...
Tags: Apple, China, Germany, Intel, United States, United Kingdom, Macbook Pro, MacBook Pro 13, Apple Doubles, MacBook Pro Buy Now

GitHub Warns Java Developers of New Malware Poisoning NetBeans Projects

GitHub issued a security alert Thursday warning about new malware spreading on its site via boobytrapped Java projects, ZDNet reports: The malware, which GitHub's security team has named Octopus Scanner, has been found in projects managed using the Apache NetBeans IDE (integrated development environment), a tool used to write and compile Java applications. GitHub said it found 26 repositories uploaded on its site that contained the Octopus Scanner malware, following a tip it received from a secu...
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Best Likebook Mars epub reader + translation dictionary combination?

Hi, long time visitor, first time poster... Does anyone have any recommendation for the following usage:An epub reader which allows for quick switching between two books, and an associated Spanish->English dictionary app which is efficient for quick lookups from the book being read? I have a Likebook Mars, which I generally use with Moon+ Reader Pro. I am trying to improve my Spanish by reading in that language, making frequent use of a translation dictionary and also a translation of that b...
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Google Says It Inadvertently Removed Ability To Visit URLs From 'Image Search' AMP Pages

DevNull127 writes: Wednesday someone calling themself "Zenexer" complained on Twitter that Google "appears to be phasing out the ability to visit the original URL from an AMP page. Tapping the info icon in the top left used to provide the option to visit the real URL. Currently only an issue in Image Search." "This is an oversight," tweeted Malte Ubl, the Google software engineer who created AMP (and a member of its Technical Steering Committee), citing a conversation he'd had with the Image S...
Tags: Google, Tech, Malte Ubl, Technical Steering Committee, Zenexer

Microsoft's Switching Out MSN's Contract Journalists for AI

Dozens of contract journalists at Microsoft’s MSN and Microsoft News organizations are being phased out in favor of artificial intelligence, according to multiple reports this week.Read more...
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Microsoft Is Switching Out MSN's Contract Journalists for AI

Dozens of contract journalists at Microsoft’s MSN and Microsoft News organizations are being phased out in favor of artificial intelligence, according to multiple reports this week.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Microsoft, Journalism, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Machine Learning, Ai, Reporter, Msn, Did A Bot Write This

Cisco Discloses Security Breach That Impacted VIRL-PE Infrastructure

Thursday Cisco disclosed a security breach that impacted a small part of its backend infrastructure and two of its commercial products also bundling the SaltStack software package as part of their firmware. ZDNet reports: Cisco said that hackers used a vulnerability in the SaltStack software package, which Cisco bundles with some products, to gain access to six servers... The six servers provide the backend infrastructure for VIRL-PE (Internet Routing Lab Personal Edition), a Cisco service tha...
Tags: Tech, Cisco, CML, Zdnet, VIRL, Cisco VIRL PE, Cisco Modeling Labs Corporate Edition CML

NASA astronauts successfully pilot SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft manually for the first time

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley took over manual control of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on Saturday, shortly after the vehicle’s historic first launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Crew Dragon is designed to fly entirely autonomous throughout the full duration of its missions, including automated docking, de-orbit and landing procedures, but it has manual control systems in case anything should go wrong and the astronauts have to take over. This test is the first time the manual controls ...
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Silver Lake has been plowing money into bets like Airbnb, Twitter, and Waymo. Here's a look inside what's driving its rapid-fire dealmaking.

Silver Lake Partners is a private-equity firm known for doing leveraged buyouts of tech giants like Dell Technologies and Skype. But this year, the firm has done at least seven deals in which it's taken a minority stake. Altogether it has invested in deals worth a combined $7.3 billion. The big question across Wall Street is whether the deals represent a change in strategy for the investment firm, or just a reflection of the environment in which it's operating.  Silver Lake is run by Egon Durb...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Hollywood, Stanford, India, Amc, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, Dell, University Of Chicago, Jack Dorsey, Skype, Broadcom, Expedia

SpaceX’s astronaut launch marks the dawn of the commercial human spaceflight industry

SpaceX on Saturday launched two NASA astronauts aboard its Crew Dragon spacecraft, and the accomplishment is a tremendous one for both the company and the U.S. space agency. At a fundamental level, it means that the U.S. will have continued access to the International Space Station, without having to rely on continuing to buy tickets aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to do so. But it also means the beginning of a new era for the commercial space industry – one in which private companies and i...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Flight, United States, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Astronaut, Falcon 9, Iss, Tom Cruise

SpaceX successfully launches Nasa astronauts into orbit

Donald Trump and Mike Pence witness launch in FloridaFirst attempt was cancelled minutes from blast-offA rocketship named Dragon breathed new fire into America’s human spaceflight programme on Saturday, carrying two astronauts on a much-anticipated adventure. Related: Trump wants America looking at the stars as he drags it through the gutter Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Technology, America, World news, US news, Nasa, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Trump Administration, FloridaFirst

Eight Amazon Workers Have Now Died from Covid-19

The Los Angeles Times tells the story of 63-year-old Harry Sentoso, an Amazon warehouse worker who was called back to work on March 29th -- and died two weeks later of Covid-19. Across the country, Amazon workers have documented more than 1,000 cases among warehouse workers as of May 20, and 7 deaths. Sentoso is the eighth.... The company has put new measures in place to make its warehouses safer for employees, but the number of cases at its facilities keeps rising... Amazon also fired two tech...
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SpaceX makes history with successful first human space launch

SpaceX made history today, flying NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to space aboard its Crew Dragon spacecraft using a Falcon 9 rocket. The launch, titled ‘Demo-2’, is for the final demonstration mission in the human rating process of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon and Falcon 9, meaning that once this mission is complete, the launch vehicle will finally be certified for operational use for regular transportation of people to space. This was the second attempt, after an initial launch try last...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Russia, Tech, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Dragon, Astronaut, Falcon 9, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace

Even Small Businesses Can Benefit From Immersive Technologies Like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

All small businesses want to increase customer engagement. After all, the more engaged your customers are, the more loyal they will be to your small business. Immersive technology is a new strategy successful businesses are using to attract the attention of customers and prospects. Augmented reality and virtual reality are two examples of immersive technology, and while that may sound too complex for your small business, they’re not. Here’s how these relatively new technologies can help your sma...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Microsoft, Marketing, Sales, Innovation, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Nielsen, Google Cardboard, Magic Leap, Samsung Gear Vr, MR, Rieva Lesonsky

Now Patched 'Sign in With Apple' Bug Left Users Open to Attack

Researcher Bhavuk Jain in April discovered a critical Sign in With Apple vulnerability that could have resulted in a takeover of some user accounts. The bug was specific to third party apps that used Sign in With Apple and didn't implement additional security measures. Jain notes that Sign in With Apple works by authenticating a user through a JWT (JSON Web Token) or a code that's generated by Apple's server. Apple then gives users the option to share either the email tied to their Apple ID o...
Tags: Apple, Apple Security, Jain, JWT, Sign in with Apple, Bhavuk Jain, Hacker News Jain, Apple Dropbox Spotify Airbnb Giphy, Facebook According to Jain Apple, Apple Security Bounty Program

Director Ani Acopian breaks down her drone-shot video, ’A World Artists Love’

“A drone is a camera,” Ani Acopian begins simply. “And it can fly. It’s basically a flying super-camera! I’d love to see more film and TV productions embrace the nimble and magical nature of drones and use them for more than bird’s eye view establishing shots.” The director’s video for London-based record label AWAL (Artists Without a Label) unfolds like a minute-long homage to the narrative potential of UAVs. It lifts off from a desk, flies out a sliding-glass window, up over the room, down ...
Tags: London, Entertainment, Tech, Drones, Mcintosh, Spike Jonze, Southern California, Robert McIntosh, Kaitlyn Yang, Jeremiah Warren, Ani Acopian, Eric Maloney Acopian, Alpha Studios, Acopian

Startups Weekly: Remote-first work will mean ‘globally fair compensation’

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. Most tech companies base compensation on an employee’s local cost of living, in addition to their skills and responsibilities. The pandemic-era push to remote work seems to be reinforcing that — if you only skim the headlines. For example, Facebook said last week that it would be readjusting salaries for employees who have relocated away from the Bay Ar...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, TC, Facebook, Kaiser Permanente, Disney, US, Tech, Palo Alto, Alexis Ohanian, Fintech, Latin America, Garry Tan, Megan Rose Dickey, Lucas Matney, Matt Mullenweg

Watch Live: SpaceX Launches NASA Astronauts to ISS

"Crew Dragon's hatch is closed, securing @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug in the spacecraft ahead of liftoff," SpaceX tweeted an hour ago. Livestreaming of the launch has already begun, with liftoff scheduled in about 41 minutes. GeekWire reports: If liftoff from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida occurs today at 3:22 p.m. ET (12:22 p.m. PT), it'll be a feat that America hasn't been able to perform since NASA retired its space shuttles, nearly nine years ago. "We are going to launch America...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Russia, America, Tech, Nasa, Atlantic, Mars, Falcon, Reuters, Hurley, Kennedy Space Center, Chris Cassidy, Jim Bridenstine, Behnken, Bridenstine

Tunguska Meteor That Blasted Millions of Trees in 1908 Might Have Returned To Space

schwit1 quotes A new explanation for a massive blast over a remote Siberian forest in 1908 is even stranger than the mysterious incident itself. Known as the Tunguska event, the blast flattened more than 80 million trees in seconds, over an area spanning nearly 800 square miles (2,000 square kilometers) — but left no crater. A meteor that exploded before hitting the ground was thought by many to be the culprit. However, a comet or asteroid would likely have left behind rocky fragments...
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