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Samsung Is Reportedly Working On a More Affordable Galaxy Fold

According to a report from a South Korean publication, Samsung is working on Galaxy Fold Lite for as cheap as $900. Samsung will reportedly cut costs by downgrading the camera capabilities and internal specifications. Bleeping Computer reports: The Galaxy Fold Lite will reportedly launch in 2021, but remember that this is just a rumor out of South Korea and it has to be taken with a grain of salt. It appears that the foldable device was planned to be announced during the August 5 event, but Sams...
Tags: South Korea, Samsung, Tech, Bleeping Computer, Max Weinbach, Gold Lite


After losing Grubhub, Uber reportedly hails Postmates

Uber has reportedly made an offer to buy food delivery service Postmates, according to The New York Times. According to the Times, the talks are still ongoing and the deal could fall through. For those that have been paying attention to Uber, this appetite is not new, albeit consistent. A little over a month ago, the ride-hailing company was reportedly pursuing an acquisition of Grubhub,  another food delivery company. Grubhub was ultimately acquired by Just Eat Takeaway in a $7.3 billion ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Uber, Tech, Deal, The New York Times, Food Delivery, Times, Postmates, Uber Eats, Doordash, GrubHub, JustEat, DoorDash Postmates, GrubHub Uber


U.S. suspends export of sensitive tech to Hong Kong as China passes new national security law

The United States government began measures today to end its special status with Hong Kong, one month after Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told Congress that Hong Kong should no longer be considered autonomous from China. The new actions include suspending export license exceptions for sensitive U.S. technology and ending the export of defense equipment to Hong Kong. Both the Commerce and State Departments also said further restrictions are being evaluated. The U.S. government’s announcements...
Tags: TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Congress, China, Tech, Policy, Beijing, United States, Commerce, United Kingdom, Chinese communist party, State Department, Ross, Reuters, Ccp


TikTok vanishes from Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store in India following its ban

Last night, India banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, Helo, and WeChat alleging that these apps steal data and send it to servers that are not located in India. Now, TikTok’s Android and iOS apps have disappeared from both Google’s Play Store and Apple’s App Store. However, several other apps including UC Browser, WeChat, Bigo Live, and Shein were still available to download on both stores. India’s IT ministry issued the press release last night, invoking section 69 of the IT ACT 2000 that ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, India, Shein, TikTok Helo


An Embattled Group of Hackers Picks Up the WikiLeaks Mantle

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: For the past year, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has sat in a London jail awaiting extradition to the US. This week, the US Justice Department piled on yet more hacking conspiracy allegations against him, all related to his decade-plus at the helm of an organization that exposed reams of government and corporate secrets to the public. But in Assange's absence, another group has picked up where WikiLeaks left off -- and is also picking new...
Tags: London, US, Tech, Ars Technica, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Justice Department, Mantle, Assange, Emma Best, Embattled Group of Hackers Picks


New York Times Realizes Big Tech News Aggregation Like Apple News Actually Bad

The New York Times has announced it is ending a partnership with Apple’s news aggregator app, with the company citing a greater need for a more direct relationship with readers.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Newspapers, New York Times, Apple News


A Hacker Gang is Wiping Lenovo NAS Devices and Asking for Ransoms

A hacker group going by the name of 'Cl0ud SecuritY' is breaking into old LenovoEMC (formerly Iomega) network-attached storage (NAS) devices, wiping files, and leaving ransom notes behind asking owners to pay between $200 and $275 to get their data back. From a report: Attacks have been happening for at least a month, according to entries on BitcoinAbuse, a web portal where users can report Bitcoin addresses abused in ransomware, extortions, cybercrime, and other online scams. Attacks appear to ...
Tags: Tech, Nas, Zdnet, Iomega, Lenovo NAS Devices


Microsoft's Second Next-Gen Xbox Reportedly Set For August Reveal

Microsoft's second next-gen Xbox is rumored to be fully revealed in August. According to Eurogamer, the console will be named the Xbox Series S. From a report: Microsoft has been working on this second cheaper next-gen Xbox console for months. A Microsoft document, leaked last week, shed some further light on the company's plans. Microsoft's Xbox Series X devkit, codenamed "Dante," allows game developers to enable a special Lockhart mode that has a profile of the performance that Microsoft wants...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Gpu, Dante, Lockhart


53 ANCESTORS #6:WILLIAM HASKELL SR. OF GLOUCESTER, MA.

My 5x great grandparents were 3rd cousins, both descendants of my immigrant ancestor William Haskell Sr. of Gloucester, Ma. I found this article by Ulysses G. Haskell about William an dhis family  on Google Books:A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM HASKELL OF GLOUCESTER, MASSWilliam Haskell," the first of the name to settle in Gloucester, then called Cape Ann, was born in England in 1617, came to New England about 1637 with his brothers Roger and Mark with whom he at first settled in t...
Tags: Google, England, Ancestors, Salem, John, William, Genealogy, Gloucester, Sarah, New England, Ruth, Mark, Mary, Joseph, Benjamin, Walker


How to Add Options in Google Forms Questions from Google Sheets

A school is trying to create a Google Form where students can register their details. The form would have a drop-down of countries, the names of class teachers as a multiple choice question and a checkbox style question where students can pick one or more subjects.It is easy to create such a form inside Google Forms - here’s a sample form - but there are two issues:There’s too much data to type. For instance, the country down-down alone has a list of 250 countries and it would take some work for...
Tags: Google, Seo, Archives, Google Spreadsheet, Google Sheet, Google Forms, Amit Agarwal, Google Sheets, Google Form, Google Apps Script, Google Spreadsheet Written


iPhone 12 Won't Include Charger In Box, Says Analyst

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, iPhone 12 models will not include EarPods or a power adapter in the box. MacRumors reports: Kuo said that Apple will instead release a new 20W power adapter as an optional accessory for iPhones and end production of its existing 5W and 18W power adapters later this year. The form factor of the new 20W power adapter is said to be similar to the 18W version, with USB-C Power Delivery for fast charging, as seen in the leaked photo below. Kuo believes that iPhone 1...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Barclays, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo


Google will expand free retail listings to its main search page in a bid to fend off a growing ad rivalry with Amazon (GOOG)

Google has announced that retailers will soon be able to list items for free at the top of Google search pages. The company had already changed the rules so that merchants could list items in the Google Shopping section for free – but they still had to pay for a slot at the top of Google Search. That's soon changing. The change gives Google power to fight back against Amazon's swelling ad business. Do you work at Google? You can contact this reporter securely using encrypted messaging app Sign...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Trends, Amazon GOOG, Bill Ready, Amazon In April Google, Cowen Amazon


Amazon Prime Video introduces ‘Watch Party,’ a social co-viewing experience included with Prime

Amazon Prime Video is beginning to roll out a co-viewing feature to Amazon Prime members in the U.S., the company announced today. The “Watch Party” feature, which is included at no extra cost with a Prime membership, allows participants to watch video content together at the same time with the playback synchronized to the host’s account. The host of the co-watching session will be able to start, stop and pause the Watch Party as needed throughout the session, and those changes will also be s...
Tags: Amazon, Video, Hbo, Media, Tech, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Tom Clancy, Amazon Prime Video, Donald Glover, ` Watch Party, Netflix Party, Prime Video, Amazon Originals, Jack Ryan HANNA Mindy Kaling, Plexa


Tech employees are selling referrals online to job candidates for under $50 to help them get hired at Google, Facebook, and other industry giants

A website is allowing prospective tech employees to anonymously purchase a job referral from existing tech workers for $20 to $50 apiece. Rooftop Slushie, created by the makers of techie chat favorite Blind, has hosted 11,000 referral transactions since it was launched in 2019. Facebook and Google referrals are the most popular. The "vendors" are established employees at companies like Amazon, Google, and Twitter who can become verified on the website and vet candidate submissions before accep...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hbo, Trends, Silicon Valley, Kim, Gizmodo, Blind, Slushie, Google Facebook, Google Amazon, Amazon Google, Nelson Big Head Bighetti, Seth King, Melia Russell


YouTube bans 6 channels for hate speech, white supremacists Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer among them

Alphabet (Google) owned YouTube banned six channels today it says violate hate speech policies. Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, and Richard Spencer, all widely identified as white supremacists, are among the newly banned channels. Reports Julia Alexander at The Verge: Other channels banned include American Renaissance (with its associated channel AmRen Podcasts) and the channel for Spencer’s National Policy Institute. The channels repeatedly violated YouTube’s policies, a YouTube spokesperson sa...
Tags: Google, Post, Technology, Youtube, Tech News, Racism, Reddit, Hate Speech, Alphabet, Alphabet Google, Richard Spencer, American Renaissance, Julia Alexander, anti-Blackness, Stefan Molyneux David Duke, Spencer 's National Policy Institute The


TV News Roundup: Apple TV Plus Releases ‘Greatness Code’ Trailer (Watch)

In today’s TV news roundup, Apple TV Plus released the trailer for its sport docuseries “Greatness Code,” and Disney Channel announced a crossover special featuring “Raven’s Home” and “Bunk’d.” CASTING Freeform has announced Leslie Odom Jr, Nicolette Robinson, Tommy Dorfman, Rainey Qualley, Gil Bellows, Rya Kihlstedt, Ava Bellows and L. Scott Caldwell will be joining […]
Tags: Apple, News, Disney Channel, Scott Caldwell, Bunk'd, Raven's Home, Apple TV Pluse, Greatness Code


Belkin Debuts New Compact 'Dual Power' Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core

Belkin today introduced the Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core, a "dual power" dock option that supports passthrough power from a laptop to connected devices, so a separate power cable is not required. Belkin says the Dock Core is aimed at those who are looking for fast transfer rates and a one-cable solution for connecting laptops to peripherals. Designed for both Mac and Windows machines, Thunderbolt 3 Dock Core offers a compact form factor ideal for desktop use along with 40Gb/s transfer rates, 60...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Mac, Belkin, Dock Core, Jon Roepke


Data Caps On AT&T, Comcast, T-Mobile Will Return June 30

An anonymous reader quotes a report from PCWorld: Major Internet service providers are scheduled to end their quarantine benefits soon, once again subjecting Americans to data caps and removing protections if they are unable to pay their bills. The FCC's Keep Americans Connected Pledge is set to expire on June 30. Companies initially agreed to the pledge and rushed to add benefits. ISPs like CenturyLink, T-Mobile, Verizon, and many others said they would not discontinue service or charge late fe...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Fcc, Tech, Cox, Comcast Xfinity, Comcast T Mobile, CenturyLink T Mobile Verizon, Comcast Xfinity Mediacom


Amazon Prime Video introduces ‘Watch Party,’ a social coviewing experience included with Prime

Amazon Prime Video is beginning to roll out a coviewing feature to Amazon Prime members in the U.S., the company announced today. The “Watch Party” feature, which is included at no extra cost with a Prime membership, allows participants to watch video content together at the same time with the playback synchronized to the host’s account. The host of the cowatching session will be able to start, stop and pause the Watch Party as needed throughout the session, and those changes will also be syn...
Tags: Amazon, Video, Hbo, Media, Tech, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Tom Clancy, Amazon Prime Video, Donald Glover, ` Watch Party, Netflix Party, Prime Video, Amazon Originals, Coviewing, Cowatching


The virtual state of corporate venture capital today

BIll Taranto Contributor GHI Fund President Bill Taranto has spent more than two decades in the healthcare industry and has 15 years of experience in healthcare investing. In addition to his venture investing knowledge, Bill has decades of management operations experience. When the going gets tough, it’s common for some corporate VCs to head for the hills. Today, it’s a narrative that’s emerging again amid the COVID-19 crisis. Global corporate venture deals fell...
Tags: Work, Startups, Column, Tech, Remote Work, Venture Capital, Bill, CVC, Corporate Venture Capital, Market Analysis, Extra Crunch, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund MGHIF, COVID-19, Coronvirus, Taranto Contributor GHI Fund, Bill Taranto


YouTube bans white supremacist channels including those of Richard Spencer, David Duke, and Stefan Molyneux

On Monday, YouTube announced the bans of many popular white supremacists, including David Duke, Richard Spencer, and Stefan Molyneux.  "We have strict policies prohibiting hate speech on YouTube, and terminate any channel that repeatedly or egregiously violates those policies," a YouTube spokesperson said in a statement. YouTube has faced criticism for what the independent research organization Data and Society called its "broadcasting" of "propaganda to young viewers."  The news comes the sam...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Youtube, Trends, Reddit, Ellen Pao, The New York Times, Nazi, Donald Trump, Duke, Steve Huffman, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Spencer, Stefan Molyneux, SPLC


A Wild Apple ARM Benchmark Appears

Apple developers have supposedly started receiving their Apple ARM transition kits, and now a few benchmark numbers of those dev kits have also appeared in the wild. Spotted by 9to5Mac, benchmarks for the Developer Transition Kit seemed to have surfaced on Geekbench, despite strict confidentiality clauses in the…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Intel, Cpus, Apple Silicon, Apple Arm


The New York Times Removes Its Articles From Apple News

Today, the New York Times announced that it is ending its partnership with Apple News and removing its articles from the platform. Engadget reports: The issue seems to be that while other services, like Google News, send readers to publishers' websites, Apple News generally keeps readers in the app. Or, as NYT puts it, Apple's approach does not align with The Times' goal of building direct relationships with paying readers. "Core to a healthy model between The Times and the platforms is a dire...
Tags: Apple, Tech, New York Times, The Times, Google News, Apple News, Engadget, Meredith Kopit Levien The Times


CodeGuru, AWS’s AI code reviewer and performance profiler, is now generally available

AWS today announced that CodeGuru, a set of tools that use machine learning to automatically review code for bugs and suggest potential optimizations, is now generally available. The tool launched into preview at AWS re:Invent last December. CodeGuru consists of two tools, Reviewer and Profiler, and those names pretty much describe exactly what they do. To build Reviewer, the AWS team actually trained its algorithm with the help of code from over 10,000 open source projects on GitHub, as well...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Tech, Aws, Amazon Machine Learning, Atlassian EagleDream, Zak Islam Head of Engineering Tech Teams


From napkin notes to term sheets: A chat with Inspired Capital’s Alexa von Tobel

The next iteration of fintech is upon us, according to Inspired Capital’s Alexandra von Tobel. “Fintech 1.0 was very much, ‘Let’s take what already exists and let’s do it better,’” she said in a recent appearance on Extra Crunch Live. Consumers are shifting away from Chase Bank and migrating to no-fee trading platforms like Robinhood; instead of booking an appointment with a tax advisor, people are registering with TurboTax. Von Tobel, who founded financial-planning service LearnVest before j...
Tags: TC, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Events, Tech, Venture Capital, Robinhood, Fintech, Chase Bank, Alexa von Tobel, ECL, Market Analysis, Inspired Capital, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Apple: We're defending your privacy by nixing 16 browser APIs. Rivals: You mean defending your bottom line

iGiant accused of holding back web progress to protect its 30% app cut Apple has said it has decided not to implement 16 web APIs in its Safari browser's WebKit engine in part because they pose a privacy threat. Critics of the iGiant, including competitors like Google, see Apple's stance as a defense against a competitive threat.…
Tags: Apple, Google, Software


YouTube bans David Duke, Richard Spencer and other white nationalist accounts

YouTube just took action against a collection of controversial figures synonymous with race-based hate, kicking six major channels off its platform for violating its rules. The company deleted six channels on Monday: Richard Spencer‘s own channel and the affiliated channel for the National Policy Institute/Radix Journal, far right racist pseudo-science purveyor Stefan Molyneux, white supremacist outlet American Renaissance and affiliated channel AmRenPodcasts and white supremacist and former ...
Tags: Amazon, Social, TC, Facebook, Youtube, Tech, Reddit, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, White Supremacy, Tulsa, Stefan Molyneux, David Duke, Richard Spencer, Gavin McInnes, David Duke Richard Spencer


The Best Dark Sky alternatives for Android

Dark Sky is leaving Android for good. Fortunately, we've gathered the best alternatives to choose from.
Tags: Android, Mobile, The Weather Channel, Trends, Weather Apps, Dark Sky


1 Killed, 2 Shot Outside Amazon Warehouse In Jacksonville

A 20-year-old man was killed and two others injured when two suspects opened fire outside an Amazon warehouse in Jacksonville. From a report: According to JSO, the man who was killed was targeted by the shooters who fled from the scene in a silver car. JSO is now searching for three suspects, including the driver of the getaway car. The 20-year-old victim was standing in line for job applications with about six others outside of the facility when the suspects began firing, JSO said. JSO believes...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Jacksonville, JSO, Brian Kee, Shot Outside Amazon Warehouse


Reddit, YouTube, and Twitch are taking major steps to crack down on hate speech from pro-Trump and far-right groups (GOOG, GOOGL, AMZN, FB)

Major social media platforms on Monday took action against Trump, pro-Trump groups, and far-right accounts for violating their policies against hate speech. Reddit banned r/The_Donald, the largest pro-Trump subreddit, Twitch suspended Trump's official account, and YouTube banned a number of prominent white supremacists' channels. The moves come as major advertisers are boycotting Facebook over the company's refusal to take more aggressive action against hate speech and misinformation. Visit Bu...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Youtube, Trends, Reddit, Naacp, Donald Trump, Steve Huffman, North Face, Trump, Ku Klux Klan, Tulsa Oklahoma, Denny, Ben Jerry, Stefan Molyneux



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