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Could Granite Solve the Hard Problem of Nuclear Waste Storage?

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: A new study published in Scientific Reports reveals that crystalline rocks, such as granite, have a natural self-sealing mechanism, capable of keeping fluids locked away for millions of years. Careful analysis of the chemistry and structure of granites from Japan and the UK revealed that when fluid did enter the rock (via fractures), it travelled a few centimeters at most. The scientists believe that calcium in the rock reacted with carbonat...
Tags: Japan, UK, Tech, Roy Wogelius, University of Manchester Greater


UK Willing To Admit Nearly 3 Million From Hong Kong If China Adopts Security Law

schwit1 shares news that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would be willing to allow more than 2.8 million people from Hong Kong to live and work in the country if China implements a controversial proposed national security law on the former British colony. The law could take effect as soon as this month, and would expand mainland China's control over Hong Kong. NPR reports: Johnson wrote in a column that appeared in The Times of London that the law would infringe on the "one country, two ...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, China, Tech, Bbc, Beijing, Britain, Boris Johnson, Npr, Johnson, U K, Times of London, China Read, British National Overseas


Code in iOS 13.5.5 Suggests Apple is Working on Services Bundle

Rumors have suggested Apple is working on a services bundle that will offer multiple Apple services like Apple TV+ and Apple Music for one flat monthly rate, and according to 9to5Mac, code found in iOS 13.5.5 seemingly confirms Apple's bundle plans. Files in iOS 13.5.5 reference a "bundle offer" and a "bundle subscription," and these files weren't in earlier versions of iOS. The files are said to be related to the "management system of Apple's own services subscriptions like Apple News+." Ap...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Apple TV, Bundle, Apple Music, Apple News, Apple News Apple, Apple TV Plus, Suggests Apple, Apple Music Apple News Apple


Google and Walmart’s PhonePe establish dominance in India’s mobile payments market as WhatsApp Pay struggles to launch

In India, it’s Google and Walmart-owned PhonePe that are racing neck-and-neck to be the top player in the mobile payments market, while Facebook remains mired in a regulatory maze for WhatsApp Pay’s rollout. In May, more than 75 million users transacted on Google Pay app, ahead of Walmart -owned PhonePe’s 60 million users, and SoftBank -backed Paytm’s 30 million users, people familiar with the companies’ figures told TechCrunch. Google still lags Paytm’s reach with merchants, ...
Tags: Google, Android, Facebook, Uber, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, India, Softbank, Tech, Walmart, Whatsapp, Credit Suisse, Alipay, Payments, Zomato


A diversity consultant says real change may hit the tech industry due to the George Floyd protests and the coronavirus crisis. Silicon Valley hasn't changed much after past scrutiny, but this time could be different.

Silicon Valley has long had a diversity problem, but in the past the industry has largely been able to evade addressing it. But a combination of the coronavirus crisis and the protests over the death of George Floyd have led to a new moment in the Valley where it may be finally forced to contend with its own legacy of systemic racism, said Y-Vonne Hutchinson, CEO of ReadySet and an expert on inclusion and diversity issues. People inside and outside tech companies are no longer as enthralled wi...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Youtube, Softbank, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Deloitte, Andreessen Horowitz, Jesse Jackson, National Venture Capital Association, Bay Area, Trump


Corsair recalls its SF Platinum series SFX power supplies

Corsair is recalling all of its SF Platinum series SFX power supplies as it reportedly having failure problems when operating at high temperature and humidity. The memory, power… The post Corsair recalls its SF Platinum series SFX power supplies appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Power Supplies, All News, Hardware News, Product Recall, Corsair, Power Supply, SFX, Corsair Power Supplies, SF Platinum Series, SFX power supplies


AirPods Pro vs. AirPods: Which are better?

The AirPods Pro have quickly become the go-to for wireless earbuds, but at $249, is that extra cash worth it?
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Home Theater, AirPods, True Wireless Earbuds, AirPods Pro


Dyson Shares New Photos and Videos of Its Canceled Electric SUV

Dyson has revealed new photos and information about their failed electric SUV, which the company canceled last October due to high costs. The Verge reports: In a new blog post on his company's website, Dyson shows off some of the first images and videos of the real prototype it made before the project was killed last October, as well as a few more computer renderings. He describes the SUV as "a radical car which was loaded with technology," and says his company "solved lots of problems that are ...
Tags: Tech, Dyson, Dyson Shares New Photos, Electric Drive Unit EDU


Germany Bans Digital Doppelganger Passport Photos

Germany will outlaw the morphing of passport photos, in which pictures of two people are digitally combined, making it possible to assign multiple identities to a single document. Reuters reports: Morphing can trick artificial intelligence used at passport control into recognizing different individuals. The government on Wednesday backed a law requiring people to either have their photo taken at a passport office or, if they use a photographer, have it submitted in digital form over a secure con...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Reuters, Steffen Seibert, Germany Bans Digital Doppelganger Passport Photos, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics


Frontier Users Must Pay 'Rental' Fee For Equipment They Own Until December

An anonymous reader writes: Broadband and TV providers can keep charging "rental" fees for equipment that customers own themselves until December 2020, thanks to a Federal Communications Commission ruling that delays implementation of a new law. A law approved by Congress and signed by President Trump in December 2019 prohibits providers from charging device-rental fees when customers use their own equipment, and it was originally scheduled to take effect on June 20. As we've written, this law w...
Tags: Fcc, Congress, Tech, Federal Communications Commission, Commission, Frontier, Trump


Google and Walmart establish dominance in India’s mobile payments market as WhatsApp Pay struggles to launch

In India, it’s Google and Walmart-owned PhonePe that are racing neck-and-neck to be the top player in the mobile payments market, while Facebook remains mired in a regulatory maze for WhatsApp Pay’s rollout. In May, more than 75 million users transacted on Google Pay app, ahead of PhonePe’s 60 million users, people familiar with the companies’ figures told TechCrunch. More than 10 million users transact on SoftBank -backed Paytm’s app everyday, according to internal data seen by...
Tags: Google, Android, Facebook, Uber, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, India, Softbank, Tech, Walmart, Whatsapp, Credit Suisse, Alipay, Payments, Zomato


Decentralized identity management platform Magic launches from stealth with $4M

For developers looking to quickly build identity management into their platforms, the most readily available options don’t stray far from the internet’s biggest, most data-hungry platforms. Magic, a small SF startup building a decentralized blockchain-based identity solution, wants to create a seamless experience that feels similar to login workflows from apps like Slack and Medium where users are sent a link to that they can click to immediately log-in. Magic’s SDK allows developers to craft si...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Tech, SU, Magic, Sdk, UB, Dapper Labs, Sean Su, Ravikant Guillermo Rauch, Roham Gharegozlou Su


Canadian Major Telcos Effectively Lock Huawei Out of 5G Build

Canadian carriers Bell and Telus announced on Tuesday that each of them would not be continuing the use of Huawei equipment in their respective 5G networks, having signed deals with the Chinese giant's rivals instead. ZDNet reports: For Bell, it announced Ericsson would be supplying its radio access network. It added that it was looking to launch 5G services as the Canadian economy exited lockdown. Bell, which in Febraury announced it had signed an agreement with Nokia, said it was maintaining t...
Tags: Nokia, Tech, Canada, Huawei, British Columbia, Ericsson, Bell, Rogers, Telus, Zdnet, Financial Post, Major Telcos Effectively Lock Huawei, Stephen Howe


Chromecast Ultra 2: Everything we know about Google’s Android TV streamer

With a physical remote control and support for Google's Stadia gaming platform, it could be a Roku-killer.
Tags: Google, Android TV, Trends, Chromecast, Home Theater, Stadia, Chromecast Ultra, Streaming Media Devices


SEGA anuncia un vistoso Game Gear Micro con 4 variantes

Cada versión tiene diferentes juegos preinstalados
Tags: Technology, News, Sega


Diseñan módulo de cámara móvil desmontable para celulares

Diseñan módulos desmontables para teléfonos celulares con diversas capacidadesThe post Diseñan módulo de cámara móvil desmontable para celulares appeared first on Digital Trends Español.
Tags: Technology, News


How to make STEM a safe place for trans and non-binary people

Welcome to TNW Pride 2020! All throughout June we’ll highlight articles that focus on representation for LGBTQPIA+ people in the STEM communities. It feels weird to talk about trans and non-binary people right now. It feels odd to celebrate Pride while the US government attacks its own citizens. But it also feels necessary because these are not separate struggles. Black trans women are among the most at-risk communities in the world. In 2018 one agency tracked the murders of 26 trans people in t...
Tags: Startups, US, Tech


RiskIQ adds National Grid Partners as securing data becomes a strategic priority for utilities

RiskIQ, a startup providing application security, risk assessment and vulnerability management services, has added National Grid Partners as a strategic investor.  The funding from the investment arm of National Grid, a multinational energy provider, is part of a $15 million new round of financing designed to take the company’s technology into critical industrial infrastructure — with National Grid as a point of entry. Over 6,000 companies use the company’s services already and the roster list...
Tags: Energy, TC, Articles, Tech, Cybercrime, President, Firewall, National Grid, Cyberwarfare, Battery Ventures, Computer Security, MassMutual Ventures, Lisa Lambert, NGP, Summit Partners, Georgian Partners


$350M 'Quant Fund' Played the Stock Market Using Real-Time Data -- Then 2020 Happened

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Next Web: Coatue's $350 million data-driven 'quant fund' made a swift exit from the market in early April -- having realized the coronavirus pandemic had rendered its algorithm unreliable, Business Insider reports. The tech-focused fund, launched by billionaire Philippe Laffont just over one year ago, joins a growing list of "quant funds" to have failed to turn a profit due to 2020's unpredictable nature. Quant funds use complex algorithms to find hid...
Tags: Sweden, Toronto, Tech, Bloomberg, Volt, Laffont, Coatue, Philippe Laffont, COVID, Castle Ridge Asset Management, Volt Capital Management AB


Trump Administration Escalates Global Fight Over Taxing Tech (slashdot)

The U.S. investigation targets nine countries, plus the European Union, that have adopted or are considering new taxes that would hit American companies like Google and Amazon. From a report: The Trump administration said on Tuesday that it would open an investigation into taxes on digital commerce that have been adopted or proposed in nine countries and the European Union, escalating a global battle that will affect where big American tech companies like Facebook and Amazon pay taxes. The admin...
Tags: Google, Europe, News, India, European Union, Trump, Facebook and Amazon, United States Trade, Amazon From, Msmash, Trump Administration Escalates Global, Brazil Britain India


Five Mac Apps Worth Checking Out - June 2020 (mac rumors)

Apps developed for the Mac often don't receive as much coverage as apps designed for iPhones and iPads, so we have a series at MacRumors that highlights interesting Mac apps that are worth taking a look at. This month's apps are designed to make working from home a little bit easier. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Meeter (Free) - Working from home often involves a lot of video meetings, and right now, most personal events are also being held online with apps ...
Tags: Google, News, MacRumors YouTube, Juli Clover, Essential Mac, FaceTime Houseparty, Command E Free Command, Mic Drop Free Mic Drop


California emits fine-print of its GDPR-ish digital privacy law, complete with Google and Facebook-sized holes

Sure, companies will probably just ignore its most important component, but what you gonna do? The final rules for California’s digital privacy law have been published and they are… full of holes.…
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, Software


Apple's 7th-generation iPad vs Samsung's Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: How do they stack up?

We recently took a look at Samsung's latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, and found it to be a slow, but reliable tablet for Android fans. But at $349, it costs slightly more than Apple's 7th generation iPad, which starts at $329.
Tags: Apple, Samsung, Cnn


A COVID-19 resilience test for B2B companies

TX Zhuo Contributor TX Zhuo is the managing partner of Fika Ventures, focusing on fintech, enterprise software and marketplace opportunities. More posts by this contributor Discovering that deckhands make great waiters — and why this matters Winning deals as a new venture capital fund Colton Pace Contributor Colton Pace is an investor at Fika Ventures. He previously held roles investing ...
Tags: Startups, Column, Congress, Funding, Marketing, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, B2b, Twilio, Analyst, Customer Relationship Management, Cloudera, Vulcan Capital, LTV, Collaboration Tools


Paperwork automation platform Anvil raises $5 million from Google’s Gradient Ventures

Remote work has changed the tools offices need for communicating asynchronously across meetings and chat, but not all collaboration takes place in neat little chat bubbles. Anvil is a San Francisco startup that’s aiming to transform how businesses collaborate around the humble PDF. Anvil’s automation platform levels up Google Forms and allows customers to digitize tiresome PDFs through dynamic forms that unify processes customers might have typically needed to use several pieces of software to a...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, San Francisco, Tech, NG, PPP, Anvil, Gradient Ventures, Sunrise Bank, Recent Funding, Mang Git Ng, Paycheck Protection Program PPP Ng


For more equitable startup funding, the “money behind the money” needs to be accountable, too

As protests continue across the U.S. and beyond, there has been chatter this week in Silicon Valley and the venture industry more broadly about race and which venture firms have done a better job of diversifying their ranks and founder bets. There have been mea culpas, promises by firms to hold themselves more accountable, vows to “listen and learn.” SoftBank and Andreessen Horowitz have even announced new funds to invest in startups led by founders of color. It’s heartening to see, but these ef...
Tags: Stanford, Softbank, Tech, Harvard, Yale, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Princeton, California Public Employees Retirement System, Harvard Business School, Paul Gompers


Global Smartphone Shipments To Fall 12% this Year on Virus Woes

Global smartphone shipments will fall nearly 12% to 1.2 billion units in 2020, market research firm IDC said on Wednesday, citing lower consumer spending due to the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. From a report: The COVID-19 pandemic has not only disrupted business supply chains, with major smartphone makers such as Apple and Samsung Electronics flagging financial hits, but also squeezed consumer spending worldwide. "Nationwide lockdowns and rising unemployment have reduced consumer c...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Samsung Electronics, Idc, Sangeetika Srivastava, IDC Read


Things Are Looking Grim for AMC Theatres

As the future of theaters remains uncertain post-pandemic, cinema chain AMC said in a regulatory filing this week that “substantial doubt exists” about its “ability to continue as a going concern” and its chances of springing back even after its theaters are, eventually, permitted to reopen.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Amc, Streaming, Amc Theatres, Movie Theaters, Streaming Wars


Lenovo to Certify Its Full Workstation Portfolio for Ubuntu LTS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Lenovo announced that they will certify their entire portfolio of ThinkStation and ThinkPad P Series workstations for Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
Tags: Linux, Lenovo, Red Hat Enterprise Linux


One way to change the startup equation: make wider access to capital mandatory

As protests continue across the U.S. and beyond, there has been chatter this week in Silicon Valley and the venture industry more broadly about race and which venture firms have done a better job of diversifying their ranks and founder bets. There have been mea culpas, promises by firms to hold themselves more accountable, vows to “listen and learn.” SoftBank and Andreessen Horowitz have even announced new funds to invest in startups led by founders of color. It’s heartening to see, but these ef...
Tags: Stanford, Softbank, Tech, Harvard, Yale, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Princeton, California Public Employees Retirement System, Harvard Business School, Paul Gompers



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