Facebook Is Shutting Down TikTok Clone Lasso and Pinterest Rival Hobbi

Facebook confirmed that it's shutting down two of its little-known social media apps shortly after their launch. TikTok rival Lasso and Pinterest rival Hobbi will both be terminated on July 10. CNBC reports: Lasso, the more popular of the two, allowed people to record videos up to 15 seconds long and overlay music on top. It was launched a year-and-a-half ago. Lasso issued a push alert to users on Wednesday telling them that it will be shutting down. In order to try to compete with ByteDance's T...
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These are the best Google Pixel deals for July 2020

Google recently released the Pixel 4, and now's as good a time as any to find some deals. You’ve got a few options to choose from if you’re in the market for a Google Pixel smartphone, and we’ve smoked out the best deals right here.
Tags: Google, Deals, Android, Mobile, Trends, Google Pixel, Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3a, Google Pixel 4

How to use Face ID on an iPhone

You can make your iPhone more secure and easier to unlock with Face ID. Here's how to set it up and use it.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Apple Iphone, Face Id, Apple Face ID, alternate Face ID

How to download Microsoft's OneNote for note-taking on your computer and mobile devices

You can download OneNote in the correct version for your system or device through available links at  You can get OneNote as a part of a Microsoft 365 subscription, or use the free version.  To download OneNote for mobile devices, you'll need to go to your app store. OneNote is similar to Evernote; it's Microsoft's note-taking app that is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. OneNote, Microsoft's note-taki...
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How to save a OneNote as a PDF and print, share, or view your notes offline

You can save a OneNote notebook as a PDF, but if you update the notebook, those changes will not be reflected in the PDF.  To save the OneNote notebook as a PDF, choose "Print" from the menu at the OneNote window's top right.  If you have an older version of OneNote, you'll find the PDF option in the Export menu in the left sidebar.  The process for saving an entire OneNote notebook, section, or page as a PDF is the same.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. One...
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Inside the Plot To Kill the Open Technology Fund

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VICE News: [The Open Technology Fund is a U.S. government-funded nonprofit, which is part of the umbrella group called the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM), which also controls Radio Free Asia and Voice of America.] OTF's goal is to help oppressed communities across the globe by building the digital tools they need and offering training and support to use those tools. Its work has saved countless lives, and every single day millions of people use OTF-...
Tags: News, China, Russia, Tech, Kremlin, Cuba, Black Lives Matter, Signal, Trump, Voice of America, Radio Free Asia, Bannon, OTF, Steve Bannon, Michael Pack, Bethany Kozma

BMW Wants To Sell Car Features On Demand

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: BMW is planning to move some features of its new cars to a subscription model, something it announced on Wednesday during a briefing for the press on the company's digital plans. BMW says that owners can "benefit in advance from the opportunity to try out the products for a trial period of one month, after which they can book the respective service for one or three years." The company also says that it could allow the second owner of a BMW t...
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'Is Twitch on Roku?': No, not anymore — here's how to watch Twitch on your TV without using Roku

There's no official Twitch app for Roku devices anymore, although there used to be one. If you still have the old Twitch app installed, there's a chance it'll still work, but it's unlikely. If you'd like to watch Twitch on your TV, you're better off using another device like an Amazon Fire TV Stick or Chromecast. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Twitch's acquisition by Amazon opened the door to some cool features, like Twitch Prime. However, the acquisition al...
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Next-Gen Console Games Will Be $10 More Expensive

If NBA 2K21 is any indication, the price of $59.99 new console games is about to be over: "NBA 2K21 will cost $69.99 on PS5 and Xbox Series X, an increase of $10 compared to the recommended price for the current generation's AAA titles," reports TheGamer. From the report: NBA 2K21, which will be released across both generations, will cost $69.99 on PS5 and Series X. That's $10 more than the game will cost on PS4 and Xbox One. $59.99 is and has been the standard for AAA titles throughout the cour...
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The best ways to charge your MacBook Pro if you want a faster, lasting charge

You should charge your MacBook Pro using the official charging cable that came with the computer. Depending upon the age of your MacBook Pro, you'll charge it with either a magnetic charging cable or newer USB-C cable. To make sure your Macbook Pro is charging, check for a charging indicator at the top-right of the screen. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There's nothing worse than the realization that your MacBook Pro hasn't charged overnight and you're now s...
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Tesla denies reports of firing workers who chose to stay at home to avoid coronavirus risk in Elon Musk's factory

On Thursday, Tesla denied media reports that it fired employees who chose to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic, rather than expose themselves to possible infection at Elon Musk's California factory. In a blog post today, “The Tesla Team” says it waived the company attendance policy for several weeks after obtaining approval to reopen factories, and offered employees "a window of time to stay home no questions asked". Read the Tesla post: Health and Safety at Tesla The Tesla Team Ju...
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JPMorgan Drops Terms 'Master,' 'Slave' From Internal Tech Code and Materials

JPMorgan Chase is eliminating terms like "blacklist," "master" and "slave" from its internal technology materials and code as it seeks to address racism within the company, said two sources with knowledge of the move. Reuters reports: The terms had appeared in some of the bank's technology policies, standards and control procedures, as well in the programming code that runs some of its processes, one of the sources said. The phrases "master" and "slave" code or drive are used in some programming...
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Elvira Gavrilova: Sustainable Approach Is A Business Booster

Elvira Gavrilova with the British businessman Glyn Hutchinson, the Sales Director of Icon Connet (London) Running one’s own business is a stress test very few can cope with. During the first year of work, 50% of companies go bust and after five years this number hits 95%! Only one out of one hundred startups succeeds. Eventually, neither a creative idea the business is based on nor financial contributions prove to be critical for survival. It is the equal distribution of efforts among productio...
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The Strategic Rise Of Female Superbranders

Late last year, thousands seized YouTube as Reese Witherspoon climbed into an oversized clothing trunk sent by Witherspoon’s BFF Beyonce and climbed out wearing Queen Bey’s new Adidas X Ivy Park Collection. Posted on Instagram, the stunt for Beyonce’s new activewear brand was viewed by gazillions. This is just one of the continuing stream of launches activated by female entrepreneurs over recent months. Bottom line, it’s not enough to be (just) a music artist or actor anymore. Those gigs are ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Beyonce, Instagram, Reese Witherspoon, Rihanna, New York City, Spain, Netflix, New York Times, Broadway, Patagonia, Madonna, Pbs, Queen Bey, Pacific Ocean

How to change your language settings in Microsoft PowerPoint in 3 different ways

You can change the language in PowerPoint in three different ways to help with editing or translating, or to set your display settings in another language.  To change the language settings in PowerPoint for editing purposes, you'll need to access the "Language..." option in the "Tools" tab.  To translate text, you can launch the Translator tool instead. If you're looking to change the display language, you'll have to change your operating system settings.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Refere...
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New Free Speech Site Gets in a Tangle Over ... Free Speech

The social network bills itself as a 'no censorship' bastion -- but it's already had to remind users what is and isn't allowed. From a report: In recent weeks, Donald Trump has started having his tweets factchecked and published with disclaimers when they contain misleading information. Katie Hopkins, the woman who once compared migrants to cockroaches and called for a "final solution" in relation to Muslims, has been banned from Twitter. And a subreddit called r/The_Donald has been banned after...
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Festo’s latest biomimetic robots are a flying feathered bird and ball-bottomed helper arm

You could be excused for thinking that German robotics company Festo does nothing but put together fabulous prototype robots built to resemble kangaroos, jellyfish, and other living things. They do in fact actually make real industrial robots, but it’s hard not to marvel at their biomimetic experiments; Case in point, the feathered BionicSwift and absurd BionicMobileAssistant motile arm. Festo already has a flying bird robot — I wrote about it almost 10 years ago. They even made a flying bat as ...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Tech, Robots, Robotics, Festo, Biomimetic, BionicSwift

'Fallout' TV Series From 'Westworld' Creators In the Works At Amazon

According to Hollywood Reporter, "Amazon Studios has licensed the rights to the best-selling video game franchise Fallout, with married writers and showrunners Joy and Nolan attached to oversee the potential TV series." From the report: The project is currently in development but has a series commitment penalty attached. That means that if Amazon execs like the script, Fallout would bypass the traditional pilot stage and go directly to series (or if it is passed over, all involved would be paid ...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Nolan, Joy, Bethesda Game Studios, Todd Howard, Kilter Films, Hollywood Reporter Amazon Studios, Bethesda Softworks Kilter, Athena Wickham Bethesda Game Studios, Bethesda Softworks James Altman

'Google cannot stop it, control it or curtail it...' Inside the murky world of fake addiction treatment center search spam

Is that listed phone number going direct to a professional or a call center? Special report Addicts seeking substance abuse treatment are being deceived by phony medical clinics advertising on Google's business directory system – and the web giant seems unwilling or unable to fix the issue.…
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Copyright Troll Richard Liebowitz Benchslapped And Sanctioned AGAIN In A Massive Filing Detailing Pages Upon Pages Of Him Lying Under Oath (techdirt)

Do you have a bit of time? I'd suggest, before digging in here, that you get yourself a nice cup of something warm, and maybe a little snack to go with it. Because there's a lot to read here, and you're not going to want to stop. It goes on for quite a while, but it's all worth it. Every bit of it. We've written a bunch about copyright trolling lawyer Richard Liebowitz and his long history of having judges yell at and issue monetary sanctions on him, and I'd repeat some examples and link back ...
Tags: Google, New York, News, Supreme Court, Colorado, Court, Los Angeles, Georgia, United States, James Freeman, Richard, Ny, Berger, Copyright Office, Mike Masnick, McDermott

165 new coronavirus cases and 4 deaths in the San Fernando Valley in 24 hours

As of Tuesday June 30, 2020, there were 15,940 documented cases of the novel coronavirus in San Fernando Valley communities, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. There have been 687 total COVID-19 deaths recorded in the core areas of the San Fernando Valley, where 179,303 people have been tested for the virus. Between 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, there were 165 new cases and 4 deaths reported in San Fernando Valley communities. The Valley communities with the most overa...
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Sprint 5G is no more, as T-Mobile focuses on its own network

A day after formally completing the sale of Boost, Virgin and other Sprint prepaid networks to Dish, T-Mobile is pulling the plug on Sprint 5G. The move is one in a long list of issues that need sorting out in the wake of April’s $26.5 billion merger. And like a number of other moves, it’s set to leave some customers in the lurch. The end of Sprint’s 2.5 GHz 5G comes as T-Mobile opts to focus on its own network. T-Mobile already started the process in New York City, a few weeks after the merg...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Fcc, Washington, New York City, Samsung, Tech, United States, Sprint, T Mobile, 5g, Cnet, John Legere, AT T, Ajit Pai, U S T Mobile

Uber adds another independent director to its board: Flex CEO Revathi Advaithi

Uber has a new, independent board member, shows a new SEC filing: CEO Revathi Advaithi of 51-year-old Flex, which is among the world’s largest electronic manufacturers and competes against Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology. Advaithi, a mechanical engineer who grew up in India with four sisters, was appointed to the top job in February of last year after spending roughly 10 years with the electronic manufacturing company Eaton, where she was COO and oversaw its global electrical business. Before that, ...
Tags: TC, India, Tech, Taiwan, Dallas, SEC, IAC, Huawei, Match Group, Nestle, Honeywell, Eaton, Mandy Ginsberg, Wan Ling Martello, Michael McNamara, Revathi Advaithi

Uber adds another director to its board: Flex CEO Revathi Advaithi

Uber has a new, independent board member, shows a new SEC filing: CEO Revathi Advaithi of 51-year-old Flex, which is among the world’s largest electronic manufacturers and competes against Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology. Advaithi, a mechanical engineer who grew up in India with four sisters, was appointed to the top job in February of last year after spending roughly 10 years with the electronic manufacturing company Eaton, where she was COO and oversaw its global electrical business. Before that, ...
Tags: TC, Arianna Huffington, China, India, Tech, Taiwan, Dallas, SEC, IAC, Huawei, Match Group, Nestle, Hubei, Eaton, FLEX, Mandy Ginsberg

A Facebook recruiter filed a federal complaint alleging the company is biased against Black employees and job candidates (FB)

A Facebook recruiter and two rejected job applicants filed a complaint Thursday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accusing the company of discriminating against Black workers, as first reported by The Washington Post. The three workers, all of whom are Black, alleged that Facebook has a pattern of "racial discrimination in hiring, evaluations, promotions, and pay" for Black employees and job applicants. "There may be Black Lives Matter posters on Facebook's walls, but Black work...
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I Wish I Made That: Valley Girl & Vampire’s Kiss

I Wish I Made That: Valley Girl & Vampire’s Kiss Welcome to this month’s edition of’s I Wish I Made That, in which filmmakers Ted Geoghegan (We Are Still Here, Mohawk) and Victoria Negri (Gold Star) each pick a film they wish they had actually made! This discussion focuses on the Nicolas Cage comedies Valley Girl (1983) and Vampire’s Kiss (1988). Check out their conversation below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Movies, California, Ted, United States, New Jersey, Victoria, Alva, Cage, Carroll, Peter, Julie, Tommy, Quaid, Negri

YouTube Will Let AI Suggest Replies to Video Comments

Google announced Wednesday that it had implemented its SmartReply system for YouTube creators, which will give those users access to suggested replies based on what someone has commented. Unlike the SmartReply system Google currently uses for Gmail, SmartReply on YouTube required some further tweaking because of the…Read more...
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‘Westworld’ creators are developing a ‘Fallout’ TV series for Amazon

“Fallout,” the post-apocalyptic video game franchise published by Bethesda Softworks, is being turned into a TV series by Kilter Films, the production company of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. The series, which began in 1997, takes place in an alternate future with a retro tone, after a nuclear war has turned most of the world into a wasteland. The games have continued in the two decades since, most recently with the release of “Fallout 76.” The show — currently in development, with a series co...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Gaming, Hbo, Media, Entertainment, Tech, William Gibson, Nolan, Michael Crichton, Fallout, Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda, Joy, Amazon Studios, Todd Howard

Coronavirus: LA libraries begin curbside pickup and return service

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday announced a program at 18 Los Angeles Public Library branches for people to pick up and drop off materials curbside to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. The 73 branches of the LAPL are currently closed to the public due to the pandemic. “Our libraries are anchors of academic achievement and lifelong learning, and by bringing curbside pickup to these beating hearts of our communities, we will reopen doors of creativity, discovery and imagination ...
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Metrolink web site helps you maintain social distance during coronavirus pandemic

LOS ANGELES — Metrolink announced Thursday that it has launched an online tool to allow riders to check recent ridership levels of the train they plan to ride and to confirm that they will have the ability to maintain safe distances from other commuters. “We know that safety is top of mind with our customers,” said Brian Humphrey, Metrolink board chair. “Safety is foundational at Metrolink — and a shared responsibility. Riders are required to wear face coverings while on our platforms and on boa...
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