PayPal, Venmo To Roll Out Crypto Buying and Selling, Says Report

Fintech giant PayPal plans to roll out direct sales of cryptocurrency to its 325 million users, reports CoinDesk, citing people familiar with the matter. From the report: Currently, PayPal can be used as an alternative means for withdrawing funds from exchanges such as Coinbase, but this would be a first in terms of offering direct sales of crypto. "My understanding is that they are going to allow buys and sells of crypto directly from PayPal and Venmo," a well-placed industry source told CoinDe...
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Teaching Physics To Neural Networks Removes 'Chaos Blindness'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered that teaching physics to neural networks enables those networks to better adapt to chaos within their environment. Neural networks are an advanced type of AI loosely based on the way that our brains work. Our natural neurons exchange electrical impulses according to the strengths of their connections. Artificial neural networks mimic this behavior by adjusting numerical weights and...
Tags: Tech, North Carolina State University, Wooster, Physical Review E Read, John Lindner

Facebook Belatedly Bans All Trade in Historical Artifacts After Becoming Global Black Market Hub

Facebook has finally said it would now prohibit the sale of all historical artifacts due to rampant black market trade in looted antiquitieson the site, per the New York Times—a problem the social media company has known about for years.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Isis, Science, Technology, Crime, Islamic State, Social Media, History, Terrorism, New York Times, Archaeology, Al Qaeda, Artifacts, Black Market, Antiquities

AngelList’s ‘Carta for India’ product helps startups manage cap table and employee grants for free

AngelList, a platform that helps startup founders discover and connect to angel investors and job seekers, on Wednesday branched out to a new category in India to further serve the ecosystem. The startup platform said its new product, called EquityList, allows founders to easily manage their cap table, which as the name suggests, is a table that documents a firm’s percentages of ownership, value of equity in each round, and equity dilution. AngelList’s new offering pits it against the talk-of...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Asia, India, Startup, Tech, Palo Alto, New Delhi, Bangalore, Times Internet, Angellist, Microsoft Excel, Carta, Sampat, Somani, Utsav Somani

Android Developer Challenge : 3 out of 10 winners from India #MachineLearning has announced 10 winners of the challenge, out of which 3 are from India. – AgroDoc helps farmers diagnose plant disease and make treatment plans. – Leepi helps students learn hand gestures and symbols for American Sign Language. – UnoDogs helps owners better support their pet’s wellness, providing customized information and fitness programs. The post Android Developer Challenge : 3 out of 10 winners from India #MachineLearning appeared firs...
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The Implications Of Creating Addictive Products

If you listen to Mark Zuckerberg, he simply created an innovative piece of tech that enabled the world to “connect”. Well, that wasn’t particularly novel in 2005. We had Myspace, Friends Reunited and Bebo for that. Hell, you could message your friends in real time on Instant Messenger, long before Facebook Messenger launched in 2011. But what Facebook did better than those other businesses was create a far more addictive product – one which leveraged behavioral science principles to create so...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UK, Facebook Messenger, Silicon Valley, Richard, Sean Parker, Branding, Bebo, BBC Panorama, Cass Sunstein, Harvard Business School, Business Strategy, Shoshana Zuboff, Aza Raskin

Amazon's Prime Video Is Looking to Buy Its Way Into the Live TV Market

Amazon is “actively pursuing” deals to turn its Prime Video streaming service into something more like Prime TV, an industry source told Protocol on Tuesday. This is backed up by several job listings focused on the project.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Science, Technology, Television, Disney, Netflix, Streaming, Hulu, Live TV, Prime Video, Pay TV, YouTube TV

What Comes After Zoom?

Analyst Benedict Evans writes: There will be video in everything, just as there is voice in everything, and there will be a great deal of proliferation into industry verticals on one hand and into unbundling pieces of the tech stack on the other. On one hand video in healthcare, education or insurance is about the workflow, the data model and the route to market, and lots more interesting companies will be created, and on the other hand Slack is deploying video on top of Amazon's building blocks...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Tech, Skype, Facetime, Benedict Evans, PSTN

Oculus Discontinues Its Low-End Go Headset To Focus On Oculus Quest

Oculus is ending sales of its budget Oculus Go virtual reality headset and opening its Quest headset to a wider range of software. The Verge reports: The company will maintain Oculus Go firmware through 2022 and accept new apps through December 2020, but it will stop selling Go hardware after the current stock runs out. Meanwhile, it will add a new Quest app distribution channel without the current strict approval process, encouraging more developers to work with the headset. In a blog post, Fac...
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Senate GOP introduce bill to end 'warrant-proof' encryption, end-to-end encryption on WhatsApp is targeted

A group of Senate Republicans want to force technology companies to comply with “lawful access” to encrypted information, which basically means they're targeting end-to-end encryption again, and specifically taking aim at the type of security offered by the popular messaging service WhatsApp. On Tuesday, Republican lawmakers introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act. The bill would end so-called “warrant-proof” encryption, as they like to call it, or “protecting your data and commun...
Tags: Apple, Post, Technology, News, Republicans, Senate, US, US news, Whatsapp, Encryption, Fbi, Tech News, Gop, Justice Department, Cnet, Senate Judiciary Committee

80,000 Printers Are Exposing Their IPP Port Online

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: In a report published earlier this month, security researchers from the Shadowserver Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on improving cyber-security practices across the world, have published a warning about companies that are leaving printers exposed online. More specifically, Shadowserver experts scanned all the four billion routable IPv4 addresses for printers that are exposing their IPP port. IPP stands for "Internet Printing Protocol...
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'Def worth a trespass': Instagram users risk it all to frolic in New Zealand infinity pools

Picturesque but precarious spot on private land has been inundated with trespassers desperate to get the perfect shotThey climb over barbed wire, past “private property” signs and pose precariously on the edge of a 50-metre cliff face – all to get the perfect Instagram shot. A growing number of social media users are trespassing on private property at a beach west of Auckland to frolic in natural “infinity pools” on a cliff top – some in the nude – and driving the owners to despair.“We’ve absolu...
Tags: Technology, Instagram, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland Continue, Buzz Kronfeld, Anawhata Beach

Meet the 15 Google execs who report to CEO Sundar Pichai and are leading the internet company's most critical businesses (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google's corporate structure has once again shifted, streamlining certain groups and assigning new titles and responsibilities to CEO Sundar Pichai's team of executives. Pichai's inner circle of direct reports are helping the Google chief steer the company through a challenging period marked by increasing regulatory scrutiny, employee unrest and a pandemic that threatens to cause the first revenue decline in Google history. Business Insider has identified the key direct reports along with thei...
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Microsoft Edge Accused of Sneakily Importing Firefox Data In Windows 10

Some Firefox users have discovered that the new default Windows 10 browser, which is shipped to their devices via Windows Update, sometimes imports the data from Mozilla's application even if they don't give their permission. Softpedia reports: Some of these Firefox users decided to kill the initial setup process of Microsoft Edge, only to discover that despite the wizard shutting down prematurely, the browser still copied data stored by Mozilla's browser. Several users confirmed on reddit that ...
Tags: Firefox, Microsoft, Tech, Mozilla, Softpedia

Once Again, Mr. President, You Have Broken the Rules of the General Discussions Board

Our big boy president has once again angered the mods, with Twitter flagging another one of his tweets for violating its rules.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Social Media, Donald Trump, Mods Mods, George Floyd Protests, General Discussions Board

Segway, personal vehicle known for high-profile crashes, ending production

Company will retire Segway PT, popular with tourists and police officers, on 15 JulySegway, which boldly claimed its two-wheeled personal transporter would revolutionize the way people get around, is ending production of its namesake vehicle.The Segway PT, popular with tourists and police officers but perhaps better known for its high-profile crashes, will be retired on 15 July, the company said in a statement. Continue reading...
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Say ‘so long’ to the original Segway

Segway’s story can’t be told without rehashing its entry onto the scene as one of the most hyped tech products of the early 21st century. Alternately codenamed “Ginger” and “IT,” the personal mobility device engendered serious conversations among futurists about the ways in which it would transform sidewalks and cities. Nearly 20 years after its initial release, however, the two-wheeled Segway PT is done. Parent company Ninebot is ceasing production of Dean Kamen’s best-known invention, as i...
Tags: Transportation, Hardware, Steve Jobs, Tech, Cnn, New Hampshire, Segway, Kevin James, Ninebot, Dean Kamen, Kamen, Jimi Heselden, Micromobility, CES Kamen, Segway VP Tony Ho

Govee 32.8′ Smart LED Strip Lights For $29.99 Shipped From Amazon

Govee 32.8′ Smart LED Strip Lights For $29.99 Shipped From Amazon Use code: 285UV8J3 Works with Alexa and Google Assistant: Use simple conversation starters to turn on and off, dim or brighten and swap to your favorite color, currently compatible with Echo and Google Home. Decorate your colorful Christmas ambiance with voice control 32.8ft light […]
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Iterative Coordination and Innovation

Do Agile methodologies promote innovation? Results of a field experiment with Google show that increasing the frequency and goal orientation of stand-up meetings reinforces integration and value but reduces specialization and novelty in outcomes. [Author: by Sourobh Ghosh and Andy Wu]
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Rosetta Won't Support x86 Virtualization Apps Running Windows

Apple yesterday announced plans build future to Macs with its own custom silicon chips, and to ease the transition away from Intel processors, Apple revived the "Rosetta" feature that allowed PowerPC apps to run on Intel processors during the PowerPC to Intel transition. Now revived, Rosetta will allow users to run apps that contain x86_64 instructions on Apple silicon, which means Intel-based apps will continue to work on Macs using custom Apple chips. Rosetta is meant to provide developers...
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Twitter Flags Trump Tweet of Protesters For Including 'Threat of Harm'

Twitter added a warning to one of Trump's tweets today threatening protesters seeking to establish an "autonomous zone" in Washington, D.C. The social media company is labeling it as a "threat of harm." The Hill reports: "This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about abusive behavior. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public's interest for the Tweet to remain accessible," reads the advisory added to Trump's tweet. The president had tweeted Tuesday morning that any attempt to es...
Tags: Twitter, Washington, Tech, Trump, Hill, Twitter Rules

First Look: See iOS 14 in Action With Home Screen Widgets, App Library, Subtle Call Alerts and More

Apple yesterday unveiled iOS 14, the newest version of the operating system designed for the iPhone, and we thought we'd go hands on with the new software to give MacRumors readers a sneak peek at all the features. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. iOS 14 brings some useful new interface changes, including a revamped Home screen. Widgets have been redesigned, and for the first time, they can be dragged out of the Today center and placed right on the Home screen ...
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How Herschel uses AR on product pages with headless commerce (and so can you)

Augmented and virtual reality is gaining traction with brands and retailers looking to enhance buying experiences. And it’s getting easier to adopt and inject into product pages thanks to headless commerce APIs and progressive web applications (PWAs). Today’s late-model mobile devices are shipping with enhanced native AR support, with toolkits like Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore offering developers a way to connect AR to the storefront. And unlike early iterations of AR for ecommerce that re...
Tags: Apple, Firefox, Google, Microsoft, Samsung, Seo, Magic Leap, HoloLens, Amir, Android Google, Herschel, PWA, Arcore, VECTARY, USDZ, Shaun Maharaj

Apple’s Latest Privacy Announcement Could Be More Impactful than CCPA or GDPR

Apple did not outright kill its key mobile advertising tool IDFA this week, meaning a $45 billion subsector of the media industry lives to see another day. But its new consent requirements present a significant hurdle. At its Worldwide Developers Conference Monday, Apple announced a series of privacy updates to its iOS ecosystem that will...
Tags: Apple, Advertising, Data & Privacy

Zopa granted full UK bank licence as it gears up to launch savings account and credit card

Zopa, the 15 year old peer-to-peer lending company, is announcing that it has been awarded its full U.K. bank licence, as it gears up to launch a fixed term savings account, followed by a credit card. Dubbed “Zopa Bank,” the new challenger bank will sit alongside its existing peer-to-peer lending business, under Zopa Group, creating what the veteran fintech previously described as the first hybrid peer-to-peer and digital bank offering. Zopa had provisionally acquired a U.K. bank license in Dece...
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Zopa granted full UK bank license as it gears up to launch savings account and credit card

Zopa, the 15-year-old peer-to-peer lending company, is announcing that it has been awarded its full U.K. bank licence, as it gears up to launch a fixed-term savings account, followed by a credit card. Dubbed “Zopa Bank,” the new challenger bank will sit alongside its existing peer-to-peer lending business, under Zopa Group, creating what the veteran fintech previously described as the first hybrid peer-to-peer and digital bank offering. Zopa had provisionally acquired a U.K. bank license in D...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, UK, Tech, Banking, Starling, Challenger Bank, Zopa, Monzo, Tandem Bank, Financial Services Compensation Scheme FSCS, Zopa Bank, Zopa Group, IAG Capital, Zopa Bank Whether

Trump’s worker visa ban will hit Silicon Valley hard

Yesterday, President Donald Trump released an executive order that extended an existing ban on immigrant work visas through the end of the year. The move prohibits immigrants who are outside the United States from applying, but because new visas are generally issued in October, the impacts of the new rules will be felt well into 2021. The proclamation specifically targets H-1B and H-2B visas, as well as J and L visas. As a result, the San Francisco Bay area, with its high concentration of STEM-b...
Tags: Work, Startups, TC, California, Stanford, Tech, Policy, United States, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, State Department, Donald Trump, Berkeley, San Francisco Bay, Bay Area, Trump

The best unlocked phones for 2020

If you want the freedom to switch carriers, you'll want to buy an unlocked smartphone. Here are the best.
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How to change your YouTube password, which is also the password for your Google account

To change your YouTube password, you'll need to change your Google account's password, as they're the same password. You can change your Google password through your Google account's "Security" menu. Changing this password will change the password on your YouTube account, Google Drive account, Gmail account, and more. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Some years ago, if you wanted to change your YouTube password, it was as simple as going to your YouTube settin...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Trends, Walmart, Amazon Fire Stick, YouTube TV, Gmail Google Docs, Apple Acer Chromebook

Google’s 46-camera ‘light field videos’ let you change perspective and peek around corners

Google is showing off one of the most impressive efforts yet turning traditional photography and video into something more immersive: 3D video that lets the viewer change their perspective and even look around objects in frame. Unfortunately, unless you have 46 spare cameras to sync together, you probably won’t be making these “light field videos” any time soon. The new technique, due to be presented at SIGGRAPH, uses footage from dozens of cameras shooting simultaneously, forming a sort of g...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, SIGGRAPH, Light Field, Photogrammetry, Google AI, Light Field Photography

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