Here’s How We Can Make AI for Tracking Covid Safer

During the protests against the killing of George Floyd around the country early this month, predator drones were found by government watchdogs to be circling above the protesters in several cities.  There has rightfully been a great hue and cry from both political parties about this, because such surveillance arguably violates the first and fourth amendment rights of the protesters: such surveillance puts a damper their rights to peaceably assemble and to free speech, and it also violates their...
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Surfing the Asian Wave with Steve McGinnes

In this Marketing Over Coffee: Learn About Doing Business in Asia with Steve McGinnes Direct Link to File Brought to you by our sponsors: Azlo and Trust Insights Trillions of dollars of mistakes have gone into this book! How a 3 day trip turned into 15 years Putting people first Performance is variable but character is timeless Change your view from quarterly to human history 11:07 – 12:58 Azlo is a FREE business checking account with invoicing, bill pay, money transfers, NO minimum ...
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Power Pioneer Invents New Battery That's 90% Cheaper Than Lithium-Ion

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Lithium-ion batteries play a central role in the world of technology, powering everything from smartphones to smart cars, and one of the people who helped commercialize them says he has a way to cut mass production costs by 90% and significantly improve their safety. Hideaki Horie, formerly of Nissan Motor Co., founded Tokyo-based APB Corp. in 2018 to make "all-polymer batteries" -- hence the company name. The making of a cell, every battery's ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Tech, Bloomberg, Tokyo, Panasonic Corp, Nissan Motor Co, Horie, APB, CATL, Hideaki Horie, APB Corp, LG Chem Ltd China

Ban or no ban, Facebook wins in US threats against TikTok

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including the Chinese-owned company TikTok, comparing it to other Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE that have been deemed national security threats by the current administration. “With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you that the United States will get this one right, too,” Pompeo said. The fear is the app could be used to surveil or influence ...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Instagram, Youtube, France, La, Germany, India, Narendra Modi, US, Social Media, Tech, Cnn

xMEMS Announces World's First Monolithic MEMS Speaker

An anonymous reader quotes a report from AnandTech: In the last few years, semiconductor manufacturing has become more prevalent and accessible, with MEMS (Microelectromechanical systems) technology now having advanced to a point that we can design speakers with characteristics that are fundamentally different from traditional dynamic drivers or balanced armature units. xMEMS' "Montara" design promises to be precisely such an alternative. xMEMS is a new start-up, founded in 2017 with headquarter...
Tags: Tech, Taiwan, Santa Clara CA, Montara, THD

TikTok Mulls Changes to Business to Distance Itself From China

Bytedance said it's evaluating changes to the corporate structure of its TikTok business as U.S. concerns grow over the parent company's Chinese origins. Bloomberg reports: Executives are discussing options such as creating a new management board for TikTok and establishing a separate headquarters for the app outside of China to distance its operations from Beijing, according to a person familiar with the discussions. Short-video and music app TikTok currently doesn't have its own headquarters s...
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New Normal: A conversation with Rob Enslin of Google Cloud

I have been doing video interviews with a number of CIOs, software executives and practitioners about acrobatics they have been seeing in various vertical sectors during the COVID-19 crisis and the "New normal" they can expect as the economy wakes... [Author: vinnie]
Tags: Google, Cloud Computing, Trends, SaaS, Vinnie, Vertical Markets (Banking, Retail etc, Rob Enslin, Global and Vertical extensions, New Normal COVID-19

What is this? Say hello to the new Google Nest speaker

Just like that, we have our first closeup look at the upcoming speaker
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Whether or not the Trump administration bans TikTok, it’s already helping Facebook

On Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. is “looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including the Chinese-owned company TikTok, comparing it to other Chinese companies like Huawei and ZTE that have been deemed national security threats by the current administration. “With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure you that the United States will get this one right, too,” Pompeo said. The fear is the app could be used to surveil or influence...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Youtube, France, Germany, India, Narendra Modi, Tech, Cnn, United States, Tencent, Brazil, Vine, Ban

ZenGuard Releases the New ZenMate VPN Free Browser Extension

ÜBACH PALENBERG, GERMANY / ACCESSWIRE / July 10, 2020 / ​ZenMate is a German cyber-security solution and a popular VPN software that encrypts and secures users' internet connection by connecting them to ...
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More Pre-Installed Malware Has Been Found In Budget US Smartphones

Pre-installed malware has been discovered on another budget handset connected to Assurance Wireless by Virgin Mobile. ZDNet reports: Back in January, cybersecurity researchers from Malwarebytes discovered unremovable malware bundled with the Android operating systems on the Unimax (UMX) U686CL, a low-end handset sold by Assurance Wireless as part of the Lifeline Assistance program, a 1985 U.S. initiative which subsidizes telephone services for low-income families. There was no way to remove a pa...
Tags: Tech, Malwarebytes, COLLIER, Assurance Wireless, Budget US Smartphones, Virgin Mobile ZDNet, ANS American Network Solutions

Indian Army Personnel Banned From Using 89 Apps

schwit1 writes: Indian troops will not be allowed to use some of the world's most well-known applications. The move goes further than for civilians when the government banned 59 apps, including TikTok, from general use. According to India Today, the Indian Army on Wednesday asked its personnel to delete 89 apps from their phones, including apps such as Facebook, Truecaller, Instagram and games like PUBG. "The latest instruction comes as a bid to plug leakage of sensitive national security inform...
Tags: Tech, Army, Indian Army, India Today the Indian Army, Facebook Truecaller Instagram

AI Researchers Create Testing Tool To Find Bugs in NLP From Amazon, Google, and Microsoft

AI researchers have created a language-model testing tool that discovers major bugs in commercially available cloud AI offerings from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft. Yesterday, a paper detailing the CheckList tool received the Best Paper award from organizers of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) conference. From a report: NLP models today are often evaluated based on how they perform on a series of individual tasks, such as answering questions using benchmark data sets with lead...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Tech, Amazon Google, NLP From Amazon Google, Association for Computational Linguistics ACL, Amazon s Comprehend

Daily Crunch: Apple releases public beta of iOS 14

A beta version of Apple’s latest mobile operating system is available to the public, Coinbase may go public and researchers discover a frightening smartwatch vulnerability. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 9, 2020. The big story: Apple releases public beta of iOS 14 Developers are no longer the only ones who can try out the newest version of Apple’s mobile operating system — beta versions of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 are now available to the general public. Romain Dillet has already been playin...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Mobile, Facebook, US, Tech, Intel, Coinbase, Romain Dillet, OMERS Ventures, Brian Heater, Daily Crunch, Jaime Novoa, Reuters Kernel

Twitter Says Its Partner Dataminr Wasn't Surveilling Protests for Local Cops, Just 'News Alerting'

AI intelligence analysis startup Dataminr monitored nationwide protests against the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd using rarely granted, privileged access to Twitter’s “firehose,” the Intercept reported on Thursday. While this seems like a clear violation of Twitter policies against using its tools for…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Science, Technology, Privacy, Minneapolis, Police, Social Media, Intelligence, Surveillance, Law Enforcement, Protests, Mass Surveillance, Dataminr, George Floyd

iOS 14 Home Screen Changes: App Library, Widgets, Hiding Apps and More

Apple in iOS 14 redesigned the Home Screen for the first time in a long time, introducing an App Library that lets you hide apps, widgets that can be placed among apps, and more. This guide walks through all of the new Home Screen changes from widgets to the App Library, and includes how tos with walkthroughs on using all of the new features. Widgets Widgets have been available in the Today View, which can be accessed by swiping from left to right on the Home Screen, but in ‌iOS 14‌, widg...
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How to reset your Apple ID password in 3 different ways if you've forgotten it or lost your device

You can reset your Apple ID password at any time if you've forgotten it or lost your device. You can reset your Apple ID password on someone else's device through the "Find My" or "Find My iPhone" app. You can also reset your Apple ID password on someone else's device through the Apple Support app, but they'll need iOS 12 or higher to download it.  To reset your Apple ID password through a browser, you'll need access to at least one of your Apple devices and your Apple ID email. Visit Business...
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Portland Approves 10% Cap On Fees That Food Delivery Apps Can Charge Restuarants

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Oregon Live: The Portland City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to make it illegal for third-party food delivery services like DoorDash and Grubhub to collect more than 10% in commission fees from city restaurants amid the coronavirus pandemic. Portland joins other cities, including Seattle, Los Angeles and Philadelphia, that have instituted similar caps in recent months. Those cities have limits at 15%. New Jersey last week put a 10% service fee cap t...
Tags: Oregon, Tech, New Jersey, Portland, Philadelphia, Doordash, GrubHub, Portland City Council, Seattle Los Angeles

The iOS 14 public beta is now available – here’s how to get it

As usual, Apple made betas for its latest mobile operating systems available immediately after WWDC, but these were aimed at developers. Starting today, less technical Apple enthusiasts can get their hands on the beta for the company’s latest and greatest software. iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 bring some of most notable biggest changes to the iPhone and iPad we’ve seen in a while. We cover the update in-depth here, but to summarize, some new features include: Picture-in-picture video, which is new for i...
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NHS expands drone transport of samples from Scottish islands

Winter testing of drone flights to mainland raises hope of fast medical deliveries A test project using powerful drones to fly urgent medical samples from isolated Scottish islands is being expanded this winter after successful recent trials.The tests will involve flying blood and fluid samples from Hebridean islands such as Coll and Tiree to hospital labs on the mainland in a fraction of the time needed to take them by road and ferry. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Technology, Scotland, Society, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Rural affairs, Tiree, Coll, Drones (non-military

Apple Pay Promo Offers 50% Off Snapfish Purchases

Apple's latest Apple Pay promotion provides 50 percent off when purchasing custom photo books, cards, and more from Snapfish with promo code APPLEPAY. The promotion will be available until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on July 15, 2020, and it is valid in the United States and Canada. Apple Pay must be used in during checkout and purchases must be made through the Snapfish app. Tag: Apple Pay promo This article, "Apple Pay Promo Offers 50% Off Snapfish Purchases" first appeared on in...
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Apple's ARM-Based Macs To Support Thunderbolt

tlhIngan writes: For those worried that the transition Apple is doing to ARM-based Macs will drop Thunderbolt, Apple has stated that they will continue to support Thunderbolt. This was a worry since Thunderbolt is primarily an Intel design (formerly known as Light Peak) with Apple collaboration, and that none of Apple's ARM based devices support it (not even the ARM Developer Transition Kit). Read more of this story at Slashdot.
Tags: Apple, Tech, Intel, Thunderbolt Apple

Android 11 beta 2 focuses on improving media controls

Google's new beta milestone makes subtle changes with fresh shortcuts
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Fertility Acupuncture: Foods for FertilityGuest Post By John Z WheelerAcupuncture is now widely used to help with Infertility. Chinese Medicine also uses nutrition along with acupuncture to increase fertility. Here are a few tips to increase fertility:Warm cooked foods are strongly recommended, especially root vegetables. Chicken soup with ginger is often recommended in China for women trying to conceive.Add vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts and cauliflower. These food...
Tags: Health, Google, China, Infertility, Sandy Robertson, EzineArticles, Viridian, John Z WheelerAcupuncture, Wheatgrass, South West LondonArticle

PC shipments rebound slightly following COVID-19-fueled decline

PC shipments had a rough first quarter for all of the same reasons as everything that isn’t a Clorox wipe or N95 mask. People just weren’t ready to drop a ton of money on a new device. The impact of COVID-19 was lessened slightly by IT departments and individuals adapting to the new remote working realty, but the numbers were far from ideal overall, due in no small part to issues with the supply, as the virus hit China and other parts of Asia. According to numbers from Gartner, Q2 has seen t...
Tags: Asia, Hardware, China, Tech, Gartner, Acer, Clorox, Gartner Lenovo, Dell Apple, Mikako Kitagawa, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Google is gearing up for a summer of heated antitrust battles: Here's a guide to the various investigations and regulatory threats Google is facing (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google is preparing for a long antitrust summer as multiple investigations into its business come to a head.  CEO Sundar Pichai will testify in front of Congress later this month alongside the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, and Facebook. But Google is being probed by other investigations into its advertising and search practices, in the US and in Europe, and could be hit with lawsuits in the coming months. The array of investigations and regulatory actions can be confusing. So we've rounded up the var...
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Chrome and Firefox Are Getting Support For the New AVIF Image Format

The new lightweight and royalty-free AVIF image format is coming to web browsers. Work is almost complete on adding AVIF support to Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. From a report: The new image format is considered one of the lightest and most optimized image compression formats, and has already gained praise from companies such as Netflix, which considers it superior to existing image formats such as JPEG, PNG, and even the newer WebP. The acronym of AVIF stands for AV1 Image File Format. As ...
Tags: Google Chrome, Firefox, Tech, Netflix, Mozilla, Daala, Google Cisco, Xiph, AVIF

Apple's Worldwide Mac Shipments Up in Q2 2020 Amid Overall PC Market Growth

Apple's worldwide Mac shipments were up 5.1 percent during the second quarter of 2020, according to new PC shipping estimates shared this afternoon by Gartner. Gartner's Preliminary Worldwide PC Vendor Unit Shipment Estimates for 2Q20 (Thousands of Units) Apple shipped an estimated 4.4 million Macs in Q2 2020, up from the 4.2 million shipped in Q2 2019, with shipments growing even amid the ongoing public health crisis. Apple's market share during the quarter grew to 6.7 percent, up from 6.6...
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Is Google Ads Worth It? How to Know If Google Ads Can Help Your Business

As you expand your business, is Google Ads worth it, or should you pass? Here's how to find out if Google ads is the right fit for you.
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Apple makes its latest iPhone & iPad software available for public testing - the goodies you'll find

If you want a sneak preview of Apple's latest iPhone and iPad software, the beta versions of iOS 14 and iPad OS 14 have just been made available for free public download (professional developers get it slightly earlier, but have... [Author: [email protected]]
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