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If your AirPods keep falling out, these accessories may just change your life

Even if you aren’t an Apple fan, there’s a decent bet you’re ok with the Apple AirPods because, frankly, they’re just well-made and do their job with little fuss and a lot of style. Of course, that doesn’t mean the AirPods are perfect. They’re so small that they can easily roll under a couch and be lost forever. Keeping them charged up sometimes can be a hassle. And it’s near impossible for some users to keep those things from falling right out of their ears all the time.  If you find the r...
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Adobe makes sending images Lightroom to Photoshop on iPad a thing

Photoshop kinda sucked when Adobe introduced it to the iPad last year. Months in, Photoshop for iOS is still such a flummoxing disappointment when I need to tinker with an image on my tablet. I pay for Adobe's Photography Plan (its ability to automatically sync images between devices keeps me sane), but still need to use the currently more capable Affinity Photo for iPad, for some tasks. Happily, Photoshop's development team has been taking baby steps, since its initial release, to provide more ...
Tags: Ios, Android, Ipad, Post, News, Adobe, Lightroom, Affinity Photo, Mobile Image Editing, Photshop


Should Microsoft Release an Edgebook?

"All the pieces are coming together for Microsoft to launch a direct competitor to Chromebooks..." argues an industry analyst writing for ZDNet: Since adopting the Chromium rendering engine, Microsoft Edge has featured virtually perfect compatibility with Chrome, right down to being able to install extensions from the Chrome app store. It's also enabled Microsoft to more easily support operating systems that Edge didn't previously support such as macOS and Linux. But now that Edge is working wel...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Tech, Chromebooks, Mediatek, Zdnet, First Microsoft, Chromebooks Microsoft


Apple Is Closing Some U.S. Stores Again in States With Rising Coronavirus Cases

Although many people may be glad to see parts of the country gradually reopening, it doesn’t mean that some places or companies won’t decide to close again if coronavirus cases flare up. That’s exactly what Apple is doing at about a dozen stores in the U.S. “out of an abundance of caution.” Read more...
Tags: Apple, Health, Science, Coronavirus, Covid 19, U S Stores Again


Robinhood Changes Trading App After 20-Year-Old's Suicide

CNBC reports on the odd circumstances around the suicide of 20-year-old college student options trader Alex Kearns: It was less than 24 hours after Alex had checked his account at the wildly popular trading app, Robinhood. In his note, he said he thought he had quickly racked up a negative $730,165 cash balance. But Alex may have misunderstood the Robinhood financial statement, according to a relative. "He thought he was exposed, he thought that ending his life would protect his family from the ...
Tags: Tech, Alex, Robinhood, Cnbc, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Bill Brewster, Alex Kearns, Sullimar Capital, CNBC Alex


Apple Re-Closes 11 Stores Just Weeks after Re-Opening Them

"Mere weeks after reopening over 100 stores, Apple has announced that it will be closing a number of its locations," reports the International Business Times: Eleven stores in Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina will be closing as of Saturday due to spikes in coronavirus cases in certain communities. The six stores closed in Arizona are the only locations Apple operates in that state... All of the states affected by these closures have been amongst those seeing a new surge in ...
Tags: Apple, Florida, Tech, Arizona, South Carolina, International Business Times, Deirdre O Brien, Arizona Florida North Carolina


America Can Achieve Its 90% Clean Energy Goals 15 Years Early

destinyland writes: Most studies aim for deep decarbonization of electric power systems by 2050," argues a new study from the Center for Environmental Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. But they've produced a new report — "the first to show we can get there in half that time with the latest renewable energy and battery cost data." "Plummeting costs for wind and solar energy have dramatically changed the prospects for rapid, cost-effective expansion of renewable energy," a...
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How to Create a Disposable Email Address with Gmail

A temporary email address is very useful when you don’t want to share your real email address with a website. There are a plethora of services - 10 Minute Email, Mailinator and MailDrop to name a few - that will mask your main email address behind a temporary alias and thus save your inbox from potential spam.The only problem with using disposable email addresses is that it requires some work. You first need to generate a temporary address, paste it into the web form and then manually check the ...
Tags: Google, Gmail, Seo, Archives, Google Apps Script, Minute Email Mailinator, MailDrop


Help a Mars Rover's AI Learn to Tell Rocks From Dirt

Slashdot reader shirappu writes: For eight years now, the Mars Rover Curiosity has been exploring the surface of Mars. Even now, it's still exploring, and still getting upgrades. According to Tech Crunch, NASA is now looking to interested volunteers to help upgrade the rover's terrain-scanning AI systems by annotating image data of the planet itself. "The problem is that while there are lots of ready-made data sets of images with faces, cats and cars labeled, there aren't many of the Martian s...
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Has the Time Finally Come for Generics in Golang?

An anonymous reader quotes technology columnist Mike Melanson: The debate around adding generics to the Go programming language has been going on for years now, often with much resistance, but it's starting to look like one proposal finally has some backing and general acceptance from the greater Go community — much to the surprise of some involved. Introduced this week in a blog post looking at the next step for generics, penned by Golang team members Ian Lance Taylor and Robert Griesemer, t...
Tags: Tech, Golang, Don, Mike Melanson, Ian Lance Taylor, Robert Griesemer


Turn your YouTube channel into a career with this 8-step course bundle

Over 1.3 billion people use YouTube regularly and 30 million visit the site daily.Over 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every day. The Become a Professional YouTuber Bundle can show you how to leverage the platform and make money. YouTube is the primary platform for capturing an audience. Since launching in April 2005, the video-sharing site now services over 300 hours of content every minute. With over 10,000 YouTubers amassing over one billion views, traction is possible. You just need...
Tags: Google, Work, Technology, Money, Media, Learning, Education, Internet, Film, Youtube, Marketing, Success, Innovation, Guerra, Turn YouTube Into a Career, Bryan Guerra


Startups Weekly: Which investor wrote the first check?

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. Which startups investors are actually first to backing the best companies? If you know this information before fundraising, you can avoid pitching investors who were always going to tell you that you’re “too early” anyway. The problem is that everyone claims credit for success, and by the time you pick through databases, investor sites, blogs, tweets and...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, India, San Francisco, Tech, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, EC, Alex, Black, Megan Rose Dickey, Chris Sacca, Epic Games, Alex Wilhelm, Ben Schippers


Depixelizing Video Game Characters Creates Monsters

A new digital tool built to depixelize photos sounds scary and bad. Another way to remove privacy from the world. But this tool is also being used for a sillier and not terrible purpose: Depixelizng old game characters. The results are...nevermind, this is also a terrible use of this tool.Read more...
Tags: Tech, Kotakucore, Lifehacks, Monsters, Face App, Old Games, Depixelization, Depixelizng


How algorithms are designing better buildings

When giant blobs began appearing on city skylines around the world in the late 1980s and 1990s, it marked not an alien invasion but the impact of computers on the practice of building design. Thanks to computer-aided design (CAD), architects were able to experiment with new organic forms, free from the restraints of slide rules and protractors. The result was famous curvy buildings such as Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and Future Systems’ Selfridges Department Store in Birmingham. To...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Frank Gehry, Bilbao, Syndication, Neural, Birmingham Today, Future Systems


'Biologically Plausible' Deep Learning Neurons Predict the Chords of Bach

IBM's research blog shares an article about "polyphonic music prediction using the Johann Sebastian Bach chorales dataset" achieved by using "biologically plausible neurons," a new approach to deep learning "that incorporates biologically-inspired neural dynamics and enables in-memory acceleration, bringing it closer to the way in which the human brain works." At IBM Research Europe we have been investigating both Spiking Neural Networks (SNNs) and Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) for more tha...
Tags: Tech, Ibm, ANN, Johann Sebastian Bach, Slashdot, Bach, SNU, SNN, IBM Research Europe


What is Kindle Unlimited? Amazon’s book-borrowing service explained

If you've been considering subscribing to Kindle Unlimited, find out more about how it works in this article.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Android, Mobile, Kindle, Trends, Kindle Unlimited, Buying Guides, borrow Kindle books, Kindle Unlimited vs Prime Reading, What is Kindle Unlimited


Touhou Bad Apple Music Video Recreated Through CPU Usage

Touhou‘s legendary fan-made Bad Apple music video has continued to leave a lasting impression on otaku as one has made clever use of the 64 cores of his Ryzen Thread Ripper processor to essentially recreate the video through his CPU usage. Awareness was brought to the video recently through Reddit, though it is mentioned that […]
Tags: Games, Music, Technology, Parody, Reddit, Anime, Comparison, MV, Touhou


Cell Phone Pings Lead Investigators to Buried Bodies

Slashdot reader rufey writes: Earlier this month, the bodies of two children were discovered buried in the backyard of Chad Daybell, the current husband of the childrens' mother, Lori. In the recently released probable cause document released this week, it was revealed that location data obtained from cell phone GPS and tower pings from persons of interest played a large role in both identifying who was probably involved, and at what times that activity occurred. The location accuracy was appare...
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Startup Battlefield bonus: Application deadline extended one week

This one goes out to all the early-stage startup founders. Whether you’re overwhelmed by the state of the world, overworked — or procrastination is simply an intrinsic part of your DNA — it matters not. Here’s reason to smile. We’re giving you an extra week to apply to compete in Startup Battlefield during Disrupt 2020. Fill out your application before the new deadline expires on June 26 at 11:59 pm (PT). This is your moment to grab a double fistful of opportunity and step into a global spotligh...
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Stack Overflow Explores Why Developers Love TypeScript More Than Python

Stack Overflow asked 65,000 programmers for their favorite programming language, and this year Microsoft's TypeScript knocked Python from the #2 spot. So they interviewed Microsoft's principal engineering lead for the language "to find out what about TypeScript makes it so dang lovable." Q: Do you remember why the team came up with TypeScript, why you wanted to release something like this? A: When I joined the team, there were a lot of people at Microsoft who wanted to develop JavaScript at w...
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10 Tips to Help Small Businesses Create Better Customer Experiences

Before customers can buy from you, they go on a journey. The steps they take throughout that process impact their opinion of your brand and the likelihood of doing business with you again. If you’re ready to improve the customer experience and ultimately make more sales, check out these tips from members of the online small business community. Focus on Customer Success with These SaaS Tools Making sure your customers have a successful journey can help you build loyalty and increase profits ov...
Tags: Google, Sales, Startup, Harper, Ben Fisher, Mark Bornstein, Martin Zwilling, Nellie Akalp, Gary Shouldis, Nick Nelson, Lisa Sicard, Manish Dudharejia, Focus on Customer Success, Maurer Consulting Group, Luke Palder, Karolina Kurcwald


The US Government Is Now Stuck with 63 Million Doses of Hydroxychloroquine

The World Health Organization has now halted research on whether hydroxychloroquine could be an effective treatment for COVID-19, reports NBC News, after multiple studies showed the drug "has no impact on the coronavirus." But now that America's Food and Drug Administration has revoked permission for using it to treat coronavirus patients, CNN reports that the U.S. government "is stuck with 63 million doses of hydroxychloroquine." The government started stockpiling donated hydroxychloroquine...
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'Adobe Flash Is Actually Going to Die' In 194 Days

An anonymous reader quotes Gizmodo: Three years ago, long after the rise (and fall) of Flash, Adobe announced that its once-ubiquitous multimedia platform was finally going away. But Adobe never provided a specific date for when Flash would reach its end-of-life. Now we know: Adobe Flash is going to officially die on December 31, 2020. While younger folks should be forgiven for not knowing about Flash, during the late 90s, and into the 2000s, huge swaths of the internet relied on Flash to add...
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WeWork is grappling with a fresh setback after the pandemic emptied offices. Here's the latest on job cuts and executive departures.

WeWork pulled its IPO in 2019 after mulling a massive valuation cut to drum up investor interest, and cofounder Adam Neumann was ousted as CEO and chairman. Real-estate veteran Sandeep Mathrani started as CEO in February. In April, investor SoftBank backed out of its plan to buy $3 billion worth of WeWork shares, including nearly $1 billion from Neumann. WeWork's US head of real estate has departed. And IBM is leaving a big WeWork office it rents in New York City. You can read our stories by s...
Tags: Google, UK, New York, Stanford, Softbank, New York City, US, America, Trends, Kanye West, Italy, Brookfield, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, WeWork


Microsoft's GitHub Offers Open-Source Developers 'One Linter to Rule Them All'

"GitHub says it's open-sourcing its in-house linting tool, the GitHub Super Linter, to clean up code," reports ZDNet: Having a tool that checks source code for programming blunders and other errors is useful for developers. Now Microsoft-owned GitHub has released the 'Super Linter' to help developers avoid the hassles of setting up code repositories with multiple linters... GitHub describes it as a "simple combination of various linters, written in bash, to help validate your source code" for...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Github, Linter, Lucas Gravley, GitHub Services DevOps Engineering, Gravley


As COVID-19 surges, Apple re-closes 11 stores temporarily in Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, South Carolina

Apple will temporarily close a number of retail stores again in the U.S., as the coronavirus outbreak re-emerges as a significant threat in new areas of the country, reports Bloomberg News. About a dozen stores across four states will be closed, in areas where new positive case counts have surged higher. “Due to current COVID-19 conditions in some of the communities we serve, we are temporarily closing stores in these areas,” said Apple on Friday in a statement to Bloomberg News. “We take th...
Tags: Apple, Post, Business, Technology, News, New York City, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, Tech News, Public Health, Gop, South Carolina, Mark Gurman, Northlake Mall, Bloomberg News, Apple Stores


Best Buy Canada Weekly Deals: Save up to $100 on Smartwatches & Fitness Trackers + More Deals

Best Buy Canada has new weekly offers available now until June 25, 2020, where you can save up to 40% off select items! Shop these great deals on smartwatches and fitness trackers. Save up to $70 on select Samsung Galaxy smartwatches for smarter style. Save up to 60% on select watches and refresh your look for summer. Save up to 40% on select strollers, car seats, carriers and more. Save up to 40% on select nursery furniture. Save up to 40% on select nursing and feeding products. Save up to 30...
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Top Stories: What to Expect at WWDC, Back to School Promotion, 16" MacBook Pro Gets Faster Graphics Option

This week was mostly about Apple gearing up for WWDC, but aside from the expected preparations like updating its apps and websites to stream the keynote and other sessions and beefing up other areas to support the first all-digital WWDC, Apple also cleared the decks a bit with a few launches including a new high-end graphics option for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, SSD kits for the Mac Pro, and the annual Back to School promotion. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. An...
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Original Content podcast: ‘Da 5 Bloods’ provides a brutal look back at the Vietnam War

“Da 5 Bloods,” the new Netflix film co-written and directed by Spike Lee, tells the story of four Black veterans who return to Vietnam decades after the war, in search of hidden gold and the body of their long-dead squad leader. The film seems to straddle several genres, starting out as a drama focused on the relationship between the four older men — but it becomes more of a western as it progresses, and their conversations are increasingly punctuated by brutal violence. Whatever the genre, “...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Netflix, Spike Lee, Vietnam, PAUL, Delroy Lindo, Original Content Podcast


Legendary venture capitalist Marc Andreessen schedules every part of his day, including when he sleeps, to avoid becoming a burned-out micromanager

On June 13, legendary venture capitalist Marc Andreessen told angel investor Sriram Krishnan about his schedule and daily productivity habits for Krishnan's newsletter, The Observer. Andreessen said he schedules his entire day in his calendar, including personal time, when to sleep, and when to wake up. He told Krishnan that it helps him avoid burnout, something he struggled with earlier in his career and when he first started the venture firm Andreessen Horowitz.  Founders and CEOs who oversc...
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