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What is Elite TikTok and what has it got to do with Donald Trump?

Members of something called Alt or Elite TikTok have been credited with ruining a Trump rally. But who are they? Matilda Boseley explains it to Ben Doherty ... quicklyHa, no. So, to understand Alt and Elite TikTok you first need to understand how TikTok started. In the beginning, the platform was essentially a bunch of genetically blessed teenagers lip-syncing to popular songs and repeating the same five or six trendy dances over and over again. There is an upper echelon of popular creators, inc...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Republicans, Social Media, US news, Culture, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Ben Doherty, Tiktok, US elections 2020, Chase Hudson, Matilda Boseley, Elite TikTok, Addison Rae Charli D'amelio


A Google.org grant to help Southeast Asia’s businesses

Noraeri, the breadwinner of her family, runs Chu Su Mo: a shop selling traditional clothes to her local community in the Baan Huay e-Khang village of Chiangmai, Thailand. For years, trade has been steady but now, with coronavirus restrictions in place, she’s having to find new ways to run her business—experimenting with online advertising to reach more customers.Chu So Mo is one of the 64 million micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Southeast Asia that have been affected by the pandemi...
Tags: Google, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Vietnam, Google.org, Asean, Asia Foundation, Stephanie Davis, Google in Asia, Chiangmai Thailand, COVID, Noraeri, Chu Su Mo, Baan Huay e Khang, Thai Fund Foundation


Clear Paths to $3 Trillion in Market Value for Apple, Amazon and Microsoft

Apple and Microsoft are both worth about $1.5 trillion. Amazon is worth $1.3 trillion. Google will also double in value before 2025. Microsoft and Amazon are both rapidly growing their cloud... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Innovation, Apple Amazon


How To Boost Your Business Using YouTube In 2020

Youtube is one of the most popular platforms for promoting your business. More than 73% of U.S adults spend billions of hours watching YouTube content every day. Making your business reach such a huge audience will be a game-changer for your business. There are a lot of ways to make your YouTube videos connect with the target audience. For example, you can educate customers about your product with the help of product training videos. Making engaging videos about your business or products will h...
Tags: Google, Startups, Youtube, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Others, YouTube Customize Your Channel Once


Reporter Tests Walmart's $140 Laptop 'So You Wouldn't Have To'

Ars Technica's technology reporter Jim Salter tested Walmart's 11.6-inch EVOO laptop, which sells for $139 and ships with just 2GiB of RAM and a 32GB SSD, which he worries "simply is not enough room for Windows itself, let alone any applications." The first thing I noticed while looking through the Windows install is that our "internal" Wi-Fi is actually a cheap USB 2.0 Realtek adapter — and it's 2.4GHz-only 802.11n, at that. The second thing I noticed was the fact that I couldn't install even s...
Tags: Firefox, Microsoft, Tech, Walmart, Ars Technica, Jim Salter, Wayland, Realtek, Microsoft Store, EVOO


Apple Will Start Selling Macs Using Apple Made ARM Chips Starting in 2020Q4

Reports from Bloomberg and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is Apple will announce the first ARM processor at WWDC, and that the first Mac models to feature ARM CPUs will be a next-generation 13.3-inch MacBook... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Innovation, Ming Chi Kuo


Israeli spyware used to target Moroccan journalist, Amnesty claims

Amnesty alleges phone of Omar Radi in Morocco was infected by NSO’s Pegasus softwareAs NSO Group faced mounting criticism last year that its hacking software was being used illegally against journalists, dissidents and campaigners around the world, the Israeli spyware company unveiled a new policy that it said showed its commitment to human rights.Now an investigation has alleged that another journalist, Omar Radi in Morocco, was targeted with NSO’s Pegasus software and put under surveillance ju...
Tags: Technology, Africa, Israel, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Whatsapp, Hacking, Middle East and North Africa, Morocco, Amnesty International, Journalist safety, Pegasus, Espionage, Amnesty, NSO, NSO Group


Temperature Hits 100 Degrees in Arctic Town in Siberia

An anonymous reader quotes Gizmodo: A freak heatwave has been scorching most of the Arctic for weeks now, but it broke records Saturday when the temperature hit 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit in a town in Siberia, one of Russia's northernmost regions. It's likely the hottest temperature ever recorded north of the Arctic Circle, CBS meteorologist Jeff Berardelli wrote on Twitter, though the recording is still pending verification... Last month, Siberia reported temperatures almost 40 degrees above no...
Tags: Russia, Tech, Arctic, Siberia, Gizmodo, Jeff Berardelli, Arctic Town, Arctic Circle CBS


Sedici Garda Waterproof Pants Review

Several years ago RevZilla and Cycle Gear (and now J&P Cycles) merged under COMOTO Holdings. This has allowed RevZilla’s team of designers to completely redesign the house brands and address a lot of the issues from previous generations. Sedici is one of these in-house brands, and the Garda Pants is one of the results of the redesign. The Garda is a complete technical ADV / Touring suit for around $420 for both pieces. It features a laminated and seam-sealed waterproof shell, as well as many o...
Tags: Google, Review, Pakistan, Motorcycles, Sony, Lg, Yamaha, Hill, Garda, YKK, Hank Hill, RevZilla, Comoto, Algonquin Provincial Park, Comoto Holdings, Motorcycle Pants Reviews


Top Stories: What to Expect at WWDC, Back to School Promotion, 16" MacBook Pro Gets Faster Graphics Option (mac rumors)

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. Anothe...
Tags: Apple, News, Netflix, Canada, United States, Amd, Qualcomm, Phil Schiller, MacRumors YouTube, WWDC Apple, Apple Card, MacRumors Staff, MacRumors Newsletter Each, AirPods HomePod Apple


Journalist says he was targeted by spyware from firm despite its human rights policy

Amnesty alleges phone of Omar Radi in Morocco was infected by NSO’s Pegasus softwareAs NSO Group faced mounting criticism last year that its hacking software was being used illegally against journalists, dissidents and campaigners around the world, the Israeli spyware company unveiled a new policy that it said showed its commitment to human rights.Now an investigation has alleged that another journalist, Omar Radi in Morocco, was targeted with NSO’s Pegasus software and put under surveillance ju...
Tags: Technology, Africa, Israel, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Whatsapp, Hacking, Middle East and North Africa, Morocco, Amnesty International, Journalist safety, Pegasus, Espionage, Amnesty, NSO, NSO Group


How Did Vietnam Become the Largest Nation Without Coronavirus Deaths?

Vietnam has reported no coronavirus deaths — and, for more than two months, no local infections (with a total for this year of just 349) — despite having a population of 97 million and a border shared with China. VOA News takes a closer look: It is hard for outsiders to verify official data, though health experts say Vietnam headed off a full-blown calamity because of its drastic and early action. The government was hyper-aware of the threat to hospital and quarantine capacity... Vietnam saw the...
Tags: Tech, Vietnam, Chi Minh City, China VOA News, People s Committee Le Thanh Liem


How The FBI Identified That Masked Arsonist Identified and Jailed Because of Her Etsy Review

An anonymous reader quotes Ars Technica: To some extent, every Internet user leaves a digital trail. So when a masked arsonist was seen on video setting fire to a police car on the day of a recent protest in Philadelphia, the fact that her face was hidden didn't prevent a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent from tracking down the suspect. The keys ended up being a tattoo and an Etsy review the alleged arsonist had left for a T-shirt she was wearing at the scene of the crime, according to the F...
Tags: Etsy, US, Linkedin, Tech, Fbi, Philadelphia, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Blumenthal, Elisabeth, Elisabeth From Lore Blumenthal


Masked Arsonist Identified and Jailed Because of Etsy Review

An anonymous reader quotes Ars Technica: To some extent, every Internet user leaves a digital trail. So when a masked arsonist was seen on video setting fire to a police car on the day of a recent protest in Philadelphia, the fact that her face was hidden didn't prevent a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent from tracking down the suspect. The keys ended up being a tattoo and an Etsy review the alleged arsonist had left for a T-shirt she was wearing at the scene of the crime, according to the F...
Tags: Etsy, US, Linkedin, Tech, Fbi, Philadelphia, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Blumenthal, Elisabeth, Etsy Review, Elisabeth From Lore Blumenthal


Washington Post: A Top NASA Official Improperly Contacted Boeing

The Washington Post reports: After a top NASA official improperly contacted a senior Boeing executive about a bid to win a contract potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars, the company attempted to amend its proposal past the deadline for doing so, according to people with knowledge of the matter. That raised alarm bells inside the space agency, where officials were concerned that Boeing was attempting to take advantage of inside information. Ultimately, the matter was referred to NASA...
Tags: Washington Post, Tech, Nasa, Boeing, Doug Loverro


Here are 10 of the best free offers or giveaways we found this week

If the price is right, you’ll consider any deal. But when the price is free...well, that’s right in your price range, isn’t it? That’s what we thought. So here are 10 of the best offers or giveaways going on right now. You can jump in on all of these, pick up some really cool stuff, possibly win even more cool stuff — and it'll cost you no more than a couple of minutes of your time to click send. The Learn to Code for Free Course (Originally $199) You’ve never coded before. Your assign...
Tags: Apple, Post, News, Samsung, Css, Logitech, Nintendo, Shop, Hoth, John Shea, Chris Castiglione, Nintendo Switch, Shaw Academy, Nintendo Gaming Bundle Giveaway Value


Microsoft president's criticism of app stores puts pressure on Apple

Cut of up to 30% charged by app stores obstructs fair competition, claims Brad SmithMicrosoft has thrown its weight behind calls for an antitrust investigation into App Store monopolies, piling yet more pressure on Apple as the iPhone maker prepares for its annual developer conference on Monday.Brad Smith, Microsoft’s president, criticised the 30% cut that app stores take from developers this month, and argued that the policy is a far higher burden on fair competition than the issues that led to...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Apps, Technology, Microsoft, World news, Smartphones, Software, Mobile Phones, Telecoms, Computing, Margrethe Vestager, Brad Smith Microsoft, Brad SmithMicrosoft


China Roundup: Huawei targets cars, ByteDance enters Tencent’s backyard

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, we have several heavy-hitting rumors swirling around, from Huawei’s chips for cars to Tencent’s potential buyout of its video rival iQiyi. China tech at home Huawei’s foray into autos Huawei might be bringing the technology behind its Kirin smartphone processor into cars. According to Chinese tech publication 36Kr, ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Asia, Hong Kong, China, Tech, Geek, JD.com, Tencent, iQiyi, Baidu, North America, Robotics, Huawei, Nasdaq, Qualcomm


Nvidia Engineer Releases Open-Sourced Vulkan Graphics Driver for the Raspberry Pi

Long-time Slashdot reader frootcakeuk quotes an article from Hot Hardware: Earlier this year, the Raspberry Pi Foundation hooked up with Igalia to start development on an open-sourced Vulkan graphics driver for the Raspberry Pi. However, Martin Thomas, an engineer at Nvidia, beat them to the punch. Thomas announced yesterday via his personal Twitter that his RPi-VK-Driver is ready for primetime. The talented engineer had been working on the Vulkan driver in his spare time for more than two years...
Tags: Tech, Nvidia, Broadcom, Raspberry Pi Foundation, Thomas, Slashdot, Martin Thomas, Igalia, Khronos Group Nonetheless


The best Google Pixel 3a cases and covers

The Pixel 3a is an excellent midrange Android phone. Keep it safe with one of the best Google Pixel 3a cases.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, Best Of, Buying Guides, Accessory of the Week, Pixel 3a, Tier 4


The Cutting Edge of 3D Printing: Chemicals Within Chemicals, and Printing Tissue In Bodies

Engineers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a new approach to 3D printing with potential applications in tissue engineering, soft robotics, and wearable technology — by repurposing the glass capillary microfluidic devices used in their lab to encapsulate one chemical inside droplets of another: The resulting structure looks like a Pac-Man maze, with little dots of PEGDA droplets surrounded by PDMS. Once the PEGDA diffuses out of the droplets, it chemically softens the PDMS, ...
Tags: Tech, UC Davis, Slashdot, University of California Davis, Jiandi Wan


Facebook Research Releases Tech To Create 3D Models of People From Photographs

Facebook Research has released technology to create 3D models of people from photographs, reports shirappu: The technology, called PIFuHD, takes photographs of people and reconstructs them in 3D. The tech works on deep neural networks with multi-level architecture that allows for high resolution and accuracy in 3D models even at low levels of memory. More is available in the detail-heavy research paper. Applications for this kind of automated image digitization include medical imaging and virt...
Tags: Google, Tech, Facebook research


Bloomberg's WWDC Expectations: Arm-Based Chips and New Software, Hardware Updates Coming Later This Year

Apple will announce Arm-based chips and new software updates at WWDC, but hardware isn't expected until later in the year, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. As Gurman said earlier this month, Apple will unveil its work on custom designed chips that use Arm technology, but no Macs will launch with the hardware until late 2020 or early 2021. Apple is announcing the chips early to provide developers with time to update their apps to support the transition to Arm Macs. According to the rep...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Bloomberg, Mark Gurman, Wwdc, Gurman, HomePod, HomePod Apple, Arm Macs, Spotify Amazon Music Pandora, Macs Gurman, Mark Gurman Bloomberg


David Heinemeier Hansson Explains What It Takes to Write Great Code

The "bespoke development" site Evrone.com (an IT outsourcing company) interviewed Ruby on Rails creator David Heinemeier Hansson (who is also co-founder and CTO of Basecamp -- and a racecar driver) shortly before he spoke at RubyRussia, Evrone's annual Moscow programming conference. And they asked him an interesting question. As a man who's seen lots of Ruby code, "what makes code good or shitty? Anything that is obvious for you at first glance?" David Heinemeier Hansson: If the code is poorly...
Tags: Tech, Moscow, Ruby, Cto, Slashdot, David Heinemeier Hansson


Multiple Leaks Suggest No New Hardware at WWDC

Apple has scrapped plans to reveal any new hardware at WWDC tomorrow, according to leakers Jon Prosser and Max Weinbach who shared the information on Twitter. While WWDC is usually a software-driven event, until now leaks had strongly suggested the announcement of new hardware, particularly a redesigned iMac with iPad Pro design language. Other rumored hardware announcements were AirTags, AirPods Studio, and a refreshed Apple TV. WWDC events sometimes have no new hardware reveals, as was the...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Mark Gurman, Wwdc, Prosser, Weinbach, Max Weinbach, Jon Prosser, AirTags AirPods Studio, Max Weinbach Jon Prosser


iPhone 12 Dummy Unit Images Feature iPad Pro-Style Design

Leaker Sonny Dickinson has today shared several images depicting what he claims are dummy units of Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 lineup. Images of iPhone dummy units usually appear every year, just a few months ahead of Apple's usual September-October launch timeframe. They are usually based on CAD schematics sourced from the Chinese supply chain, much like the molds leaked last week. Such dummies are often used to aid case-makers before the official reveal. The images mostly conform with det...
Tags: Apple, Dickinson, Sonny Dickson, Iphone 12, Sonny Dickinson


First Arm-Based Macs to Be 13-Inch MacBook Pro and Redesigned iMac, Launches Coming in Late 2020 or Early 2021

Apple plans to introduce its Arm-based custom designed chips for Macs at WWDC, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a note to investors today, agreeing with an earlier report from Bloomberg. Kuo says that the first Mac models to adopt Arm-based chips will be the 13.3-inch MacBook Pro and an iMac with a redesigned form factor, with Apple planning to launch the new models in the in fourth quarter of 2020 or early in 2021 at the earliest.(1) ARM13.3-inchMacBookPro: The new model’s form factor des...
Tags: Apple, Intel, Macbook, iMac, Macbook Pro, Ming Chi Kuo, WWDC Apple, Kuo, Kuo Apple, MacBook Pro 13, Macbook Pro 16, Bloomberg Kuo, Ming Chi Kuo Buyer


Space Startup Promises 30-Mile-High Balloon Rides to the 'Edge of Space'

An anonymous reader quotes CBS News: Researchers, armchair astronauts and even brides and grooms looking for an out-of-this-world wedding experience will be able to celebrate, collect data or simply enjoy the view from an altitude of 100,000 feet in a balloon-borne pressurized cabin, complete with a bar and a restroom, a space startup announced Thursday. "Spaceship Neptune," operated by a company called Space Perspective from leased facilities at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, will carry eight p...
Tags: Florida, Cbs News, Tech, Nasa, Alaska, Hawaii, Neptune, Atlantic Ocean, Kennedy Space Center, Space Startup Promises


Confronting racial bias in video games

Protests across the U.S. over police violence and systemic racism against Black Americans have sparked gaming companies like Electronic Arts, Epic Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment/PlayStation to publish statements of their support and make donations to relevant advocacy organizations. These are positive actions, but the most impactful thing game companies can do is take action internally. Racial bias is baked, usually unintentionally, into games by those who develop them. This creates a ...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Hbo, Video Games, US, Tech, Diversity, Chicago, Williams, Harry Potter, Black, Bethesda, Diversity In Technology, Gray, University Of Southern California, University Of Illinois


Quest for a Vaccine: Oxford Reaches Final Large-Scale Trial

An anonymous reader quotes The Washington Post: In the global race for a coronavirus vaccine, more than 100 labs, universities and drug companies have started off on experimental missions. But just 11 candidate vaccines, according to the World Health Organization, have reached the stage of clinical testing. The WHO says that only Oxford University's vaccine has reached what is known as Phase 3, the final and largest-scale trial... "There is quite a strong probability that the vaccine will work,"...
Tags: Washington Post, Tech, Italy, Oxford, Who, World Health Organization, Oxford University, The World Health Organization, Walter Ricciardi, Antonio Cassone



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