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Young US Men Having a Lot Less Sex In the 21st Century, Study Shows

Sexual activity among young American men has declined sharply since 2000, with nearly a third reporting no sex with a partner in the prior year, according to a survey study published on Friday that suggests social media and electronic gaming might be filling the void. Reuters reports: The survey found that from 2000 to 2018, nearly one in three U.S. men aged 18 to 24 reported no sexual activity in the past year. Lack of sexual activity, or sexual inactivity, was also on the rise among men and wo...
Tags: US, Tech, Reuters, San Diego State University, Jean Twenge, JAMA Network Open


Many Police Departments Have Software That Can Identify People In Crowds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BuzzFeed News: As protesters demand an end to police brutality and the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the nation, police departments around the country are using software that can track and identify people in crowds from surveillance footage -- often with little to no public oversight or knowledge. Dozens of cities around the country are using BriefCam, which sells software that allows police to comb through surveillance footage to monitor protests and enfor...
Tags: Boston, Israel, Tech, Chicago, Aclu, New Orleans, Detroit, Denver, Canon, St Paul, Hartford Connecticut, Hebrew University, Doral Florida, Santa Fe County New Mexico, George Floyd, BriefCam Neema Singh Guliani


Spies Can Eavesdrop By Watching a Light Bulb's Vibrations

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: Researchers from Israeli's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Weizmann Institute of Science today revealed a new technique for long-distance eavesdropping they call "lamphone." They say it allows anyone with a laptop and less than a thousand dollars of equipment -- just a telescope and a $400 electro-optical sensor -- to listen in on any sounds in a room that's hundreds of feet away in real-time, simply by observing the minuscule vibrations...
Tags: Google, Tech, Donald Trump, Weizmann Institute of Science, Ben Gurion University of the Negev


WarnerMedia Is Getting Rid of the HBO Go App

The Verge reports that WarnerMedia is getting rid of the HBO Go app in an attempt to reduce some of the confusion about which app is for which purpose. From the report: HBO Max is AT&T's new streaming service that lets you access the entire HBO library plus additional content like Cartoon Network shows and the Studio Ghibli movies. You can subscribe to HBO Max directly for a $14.99 monthly fee, but it's also offered for free from many cable providers if you subscribe to HBO, and it's free as par...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Tech, Roku, Cartoon Network, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, HBO Max Before HBO Max, WarnerMedia Read


Lo Toney has some ideas about how to (really) bring VC into the 21st century

Last week, we suggested that for a truly diverse venture industry, the limited partners who provide investing capital to VCs — institutions like universities and hospital systems — need to start incorporating diversity mandates into their work. Say a venture firm wanted to secure a commitment from the University of Texas System; it would first need to agree, in writing, to pour a certain percentage of its capital into startups founded by underrepresented groups. Given how fragmented the world of...
Tags: TC, Tech, Diversity, Cisco, Intel, Harvard, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Cisco Systems, Comcast Ventures, Mckinsey, Hampton University, California Public Employees Retirement System, Lo Toney, University of Texas System, Toney


App-ChromeUtils-0.007

Utilities related to Google Chrome browserChanges for 0.007 - 2020-06-13Add utilities: start-chrome, restart-chrome, chrome-has-processes.
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Explaining the Pandemic to My Past Self: A Dark, Comedic Reflection on the Last Few Months

What would happen if I tried to explain what's happening now to the January 2020 version of myself? That's the question that Julie Nolke asked and answered in early April. Now she's back with a sequel where she tries to explain the events of June to her April self. Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a donation to our site. It's hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best free cultural an...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Comedy, College, Current Affairs, Facebook Twitter, Julie Nolke


Explaining the Pandemic to My Past Self

What would happen if I tried to explain what's happening now to the January 2020 version of myself? That's the question that Julie Nolke asked and answered in early April. Now she's back with a sequel where she tries to explain the events of June to her April self. Would you like to support the mission of Open Culture? Please consider making a donation to our site. It's hard to rely 100% on ads, and your contributions will help us continue providing the best free cultural an...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Comedy, College, Current Affairs, Facebook Twitter, Julie Nolke


Google has created a special task force to help improve the company's racial equity, and a leaked memo reveals employees suggested more than 500 changes (GOOG)

Google has created a new group called the Equity Project Management Office, which will review employee suggestions on how the company can improve on racial equity. In a memo seen by Business Insider, CEO Sundar Pichai said employees had sent management more than 500 suggestions on how it could improve. The new office will work with Google's Black employee networks to "sustain" the ideas over time. Employees were also told that Juneteenth would be put aside for a day of "learning and reflection...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Nbc, Microsoft, Nbc News, Trends, Alicia Keys, Square, Black Lives Matter, Sundar Pichai, Black, Alphabet, Pichai, Black Googler Network, Black Google, Equity Project Management Office


Windows 10's Latest Updates Are Causing Havoc On Printers

Windows 10 received its monthly host of security patches earlier this week, and the latest cumulative updates are causing serious problems with printers -- particularly Ricoh devices, but also other models. TechRadar reports: The so-called 'Patch Tuesday' fixes released earlier in the week which are causing chaos are KB4557957 and KB4560960, which are for the May 2020 Update and the November 2019 Update. (Note that in one case, KB4561608, for the October 2018 Update, is also mentioned). As one R...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Reddit, Panasonic, Canon, Ricoh, Kyocera HP Toshiba


Hacker Bypasses GE's Ridiculous Refrigerator DRM

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Earlier this year, we brought you the sordid tale of the GE refrigerator that won't dispense filtered water unless consumers pay extra for "official" filters from the company. This sort of digital rights management and artificial, software-enforced monopoly is a scourge on consumer rights. Now, finally, a fed up customer has found a way to bypass GE's refrigerator DRM, and has posted instructions online. The anonymous person registered a we...
Tags: Amazon, Ge, Tech, Busch, Jack Busch, GroovyPost


Forget the casino, bankrupt Hertz can now sell up to $1 billion in stock

Hertz, the rental car company that is going through Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, can now sell up to $1 billion in stock as it seeks to tap into one of the hottest tickets in town: traders with an appetite for short-term speculative bets. The decision Friday by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware gives Hertz permission to sell as up to 246.8 million unissued shares to Jefferies LLC. Hertz, which made the emergency request Thursday, has not entered into an agreement wit...
Tags: TC, Finance, Tech, Economy, Automotive, Rental Car, New York Stock Exchange, Hertz, Stock, Robinhood, Jefferies, U S Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, Nikola Motor, Robintrack, Jefferies LLC Hertz, Robinhood Hertz


Apple Shares First Look at Upcoming Apple TV+ Series 'Little Voice'

Apple today shared a first look video of upcoming Apple TV+ series "Little Voice," a coming of age drama created by J.J. Abrams, Sara Bareilles, and Jessie Nelson. A love letter to the diverse musicality of New York starring Brittany O'Grady, Sean Teale, Colton Ryan, Shalini Bathina, Kevin Valdez, Phillip Johnson Richardson and Chuck Cooper, "Little Voice" follows Bess King, a uniquely talented performer struggling to fulfill her dreams while navigating rejection, love, and complicated fami...
Tags: Apple, New York, Navy, Tom Hanks, Tony, Sara Bareilles, Little Voice, Jessie Nelson, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple, J J Abrams Sara Bareilles, Chuck Cooper Little Voice, Sara Barellies J J Abrams, Atlantic Little Voice, All Mankind Defending Jacob


TV News Roundup: Apple TV Plus Debuts ‘Little Voice’ Teaser (Watch)

In today’s TV news roundup, Apple TV Plus released a teaser for drama series “Little Voice,” and HBO’s “Insecure” is releasing a podcast episode called “Looking for LaToya.” FIRST LOOKS Apple TV Plus has released a teaser for its new drama series, “Little Voice,” premiering July 10. In the clip, co-creator and executive producer Sara […]
Tags: Apple, Hbo, News, John Legend, Insecure, Sara, Latoya, Little Voice, Apple TV Plus


Imaging startup Light is exiting the smartphone business

Light’s push into smartphones was an inevitability. Sure, the startup turned heads with its pricey L16 camera, but these days mobile photography is almost exclusively the domain of the handset. Early last year, the answer arrived in the form of the trypophobia-inducing Nokia 9 PureView. In a category where manufacturers raced to add more cameras,   the PureView had the most, with a five-hexagonal array. It was new, innovative and for most, it was overkill. At the very least, however, it gave...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Softbank, Nokia, Tech, Light, Palo Alto, Sony, Android Authority, Nokia HMD


3 perspectives on the future of SF and NYC as startup hubs

It has been an incredibly tough period for everyone the past few months as the global COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out whole industries from the economic map. While tech has been among the most resilient industries in the face of this cataclysm, the extreme mobility of the industry’s workforce begs large questions about what the future of startups and work will look like moving forward. We’ve debated what COVID-19 will do to the rise of the college town as startup hubs and how the pandemic will c...
Tags: Work, Startups, TC, South Park, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Calistoga, Google Maps, Alex Wilhelm, Napa Valley, Sand Hill, Danny Crichton, Solage


Getting started with Google Stadia: Everything you need to know

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. It’s been quite some time since Google launched Stadia, its cloud gaming service, to the world at large. After being exclusive to those who purchased a controller bundle for months, it finally went free to play in April this year. That was probably a smart move, as it meant that many who were in lockdown would have the chance to try something new at no additio...
Tags: Google, Startups, Basics


Google, NFL latest to call for Juneteenth commemorations

Google and the National Football League have joined a growing list of U.S. private sector organizations choosing to commemorate June 19th, the date marking the emancipation of the last remaining slaves at the end of the U.S. Civil War. Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, has instructed employees to cancel unnecessary meetings on "Juneteenth," according to a staff memo seen by Reuters. Meanwhile, the NFL has decided to recognize the date as a league holiday and will close the league office.
Tags: Google, News, NFL, National Football League, Reuters, Alphabet Inc, Google NFL, U S Civil War Google


ABC’s first Black ‘Bachelor’ is a real estate broker

Matt James, the first Black "Bachelor"' in the ABC show's history, is a 28-year-old North Carolina-based real estate broker with CBRE.
Tags: Technology, Abc, Lifestyle, NFL, Radio, Merrill Lynch, Agent, North Carolina, Cbre, Matt James, Wake Forest University, Select, News Brief, Rachel Lindsay, Davenport & Co, Matt James the first Black Bachelor


Pool Owners Take Up AI To Prevent Drownings

Homeowners and pool operators are turning to artificial intelligence for an extra layer of safety to prevent drownings in backyard and public pools. From a report: The detection systems, which use submerged cameras and a form of AI known as computer vision, analyze live videos of swimmers and send alerts if they spot a person who appears to be drowning. Jenny Naggatz, 33, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., installed an AI device from technology company Coral Detection Systems in her family's pool to safeguar...
Tags: Tech, U S Consumer Product Safety Commission, GULF BREEZE Fla, Coral Detection Systems, Jenny Naggatz, Naggatz


Playing Games on Your Phone With Google Stadia Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Google Stadia launched last fall, and when it came to streaming games on your phone, things were kind of limited. Not only did you need to have a Pixel phone, you also had to connect a Stadia controller via USB. However, thanks to an update this week, gaming with Stadia on your phone just got a whole lot easier. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Smartphones, Game Streaming, Stadia, Google Stadia, Stadia On Phones Just Got A Big Boost


YouTube says it'll take down videos if creators encourage users to 'artificially' inflate ad views for Black Lives Matter donations (GOOG, GOOGL)

Creators have found a way to use their YouTube videos to fundraise for the Black Lives Matter movement by they earn. However, YouTube says that some of these videos may violate policies, like if creators encourage viewers to repeatedly watch the clip or click on ads in order to "artificially" increase views and ad revenue. Some of the videos that YouTube has determined to be in violation of policies have already been removed, meaning the AdSense revenue will be returned to advertisers and in...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Trends, Silicon Valley, Black Lives Matter, Amira, YouTube Partner Program, Additionally YouTube, George Floyd, Zoe Amira


Whatsapp blamed own users for failure to keep phone number repo off Google searches

This story also mentions QR codes for maximum facepalm effect An infosec researcher reckons Whatsapp was a bit too quick off the mark to blame its users when hundreds of thousands of phone numbers, names and profile pictures were found to be easily accessible via Google.…
Tags: Google, Whatsapp, Software




Internet Archive ends free e-book program, following publisher suit

The National Emergency Library is one of those well-intentioned ideas that was destined to get pushback. The brainchild of Internet Archive, the platform made north of 1.3 million books available for checkout, free of charge. The system was designed to supplement the book needs of educators, as libraries across the country remained closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Book publishers, on the other hand, weren’t having it. A consortium of four publishers filed suit against Internet Archive ea...
Tags: TC, Lawsuit, New York, Tech, Library, Internet Archive, Hachette, Wiley, Penguin Random House, E-books, Ia, Coronavirus, COVID-19, National Emergency Library


Video Translation and Transcription for Increased Influence Online

Audio and video transcriptions can be a very powerful marketing tool, though they are far too often overlooked completely. The best transcription services are generally those provided by human transcriptionists, as can be evidenced from Google automated closed captioning fails, some of which we will look at here. It is surprisingly easy to find affordable transcription services online, that are an increasingly important part of social media marketing with video in both international and even dom...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Youtube, Digital, Sales, Reuters, SERP, Wired Magazine, The University of Southern California, Branding Tips, TikTok Facebook, Website Translation Services for Landing Pages, Importance of Accurate Transcription Services


8 tech gifts perfect for new grads setting up a home entertainment system in a dorm or apartment

  Many recent grads are preparing to move into dorms or apartments, and they'll soon be in need of new home entertainment products to fill their living spaces. Thankfully, there are plenty of compact TVs, soundbars, and media devices that are ideal for smaller rooms.  From a 32-inch smart TV to a space-saving smart speaker, we've put together a handy list of compact home entertainment gift ideas and recommendations. As the Class of 2020 prepares to head off to college or the workforce, many r...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Disney, Trends, Netflix, Sony, Nintendo, Roku, Lg, Vizio, Zelda, Dolby Vision, Hdr, Alexa, Dolby Atmos, Tcl


Scientists Have Discovered Vast Unidentified Structures Deep Inside the Earth

Scientists combed through nearly 30 years of earthquake data to probe huge and mysterious objects near the Earth's core. From a report: Scientists have discovered a vast structure made of dense material occupying the boundary between Earth's liquid outer core and the lower mantle, a zone some 3,000 kilometers (1,864 miles) beneath our feet. The researchers used a machine learning algorithm that was originally developed to analyze distant galaxies to probe the mysterious phenomenon occurring deep...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Hawaii, Kim, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, University Of Maryland, Marquesas Islands, DoYeon Kim


Am I queer enough? How to find your Pride online

Welcome to TNW Pride 2020. We’ll be covering tech-related Pride stories and putting a much needed spotlight on the LGBTQPIA+ STEM community and its history all throughout the month of June. I’ve been out for exactly two weeks and, let me tell you, I’m exhausted. Before June, I was a technology journalist. Now I’m a queer journo. It’s not an official distinction. I’m not getting paid for it, but I sure am being taxed. My time is taxed when I’m forced to choose between using my voice to advance th...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Social Media, Tech


U.S. House Committee Wants Tim Cook to Testify in App Store Antitrust Probe in July

As part of an ongoing probe of competition in digital markets that involves Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee this week sent a letter to each company demanding to know whether their CEOs will testify in hearings set to take place in July, reports Axios. The antitrust investigators want to know by Sunday whether Apple, Google parent company Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook will have their CEOs attend the hearings voluntarily. They're also seeking a number of...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Spotify, Tim Cook, Antitrust, App Store, Apple Google, Google Apple Facebook, United States Department of Justice, U S House Judiciary Committee, Judiciary Committee, David Cicilline, Alphabet Amazon, U S House Committee Wants Tim Cook, Amazon the U S House Judiciary Committee, Mobile Device Management Apple



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