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The Linux Team Approves New Neutral Terminology

An anonymous reader quotes ZDNet: Linus Torvalds approved on Friday a new and more inclusive terminology for the Linux kernel code and documentation. Going forward, Linux developers have been asked to use new terms for the master/slave and blacklist/whitelist terminologies... The Linux team did not recommend any specific terms but asked developers to choose as appropriate. The new terms are to be used for new source code written for the Linux kernel and its associated documentation. The olde...
Tags: Tech, Linus Torvalds


IdolMaster’s Hoshii Miki Merrily Sings & Dances in Real Life for 100,000

The IdolMaster franchise’s first ever 2D idol livestream was greeted with praise from fans as an avatar of pretty blonde Hoshii Miki controlled by her seiyuu was indeed the host of the event, bound to have many hoping that more such events will take place. The IdolMaster franchise announced a while back that this would […]
Tags: Games, Music, Technology, Dancing, Anime, Livestream, Idol, Seiyuu, [email protected], Video Gallery, Hoshii Miki, Virtual YouTubers, Hoshii Miki Merrily


Spintronics Researchers Demonstrate How to Process Magnetic Vortices for Data Storage

Research continues in a field which involves using the spin and magnetism of electrons in solid-state devices — spintronics. hackingbear shared this report from Nature: Electric control of magnetic vortex dynamics in a reproducible way on an ultrafast time scale is a key element in the quest for efficient spintronic devices with low-energy consumption. Researchers in China and Germany demonstrated a simple method for controlling magnetic patterns that are useful for data storage and information...
Tags: China, Germany, Tech, Lanzhou University, Martin Luther Universität Halle Wittenberg, Chenglong Jia, Jamal Berakdar


Businesses, including Apple and GM, ask Trump to keep DACA in place

A group of top business leaders asked US President Donald Trump in a letter on Saturday to keep a program that protects nearly 800,000 young immigrants from deportation, stating that the economic recovery from the pandemic could be hurt if it is rescinded.
Tags: Apple, News, US, Gm, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, DACA


Businesses including Apple and General Motors ask Trump to keep DACA in place

A group of top business leaders asked US President Donald Trump in a letter on Saturday to keep a program that protects nearly 800,000 young immigrants from deportation, stating that the economic recovery from the pandemic could be hurt if it is rescinded.
Tags: Apple, US, Cnn, Donald Trump, DACA, General Motors ask Trump


Why Did a Tech Executive Install 1,000 Security Cameras Around San Francisco?

The New York Times explains why Chris Larsen installed over a thousand surveillance cameras around San Francisco to monitor 135 city blocks: It sounds sinister. A soft-spoken cryptocurrency mogul is paying for a private network of high-definition security cameras around the city. Zoom in and you can see the finest details: the sticker on a cellphone, the make of a backpack, the color of someone's eyes... While violent crime is not high in the city, property crime is a constant headache. Anyone w...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, New York Times, Larsen, Chris Larsen, Applied Video Solutions


The F-16's Replacement Won't Have a Pilot At All

"The next combat aircraft to enter the U.S. Air Force inventory will not be a manned sixth-generation fighter or even the Northrop Grumman B-21," reports Aviation Week. "By fiscal 2023, the Air Force expects to deliver the first operational versions of a new unmanned aircraft system (UAS) called Skyborg, a provocative portmanteau blending the medium of flight with the contraction for a cybernetic organism." The Skyborg family of aircraft is expected to fill an emerging "attritable" category f...
Tags: Tech, Pentagon, Air Force, Northrop Grumman, Roper, U S Air Force, Leidos, Will Roper, Skyborg, AvWeek the Air Force, Air Force Unmanned


Apple continues breakup with China as supplier plans $1 billion India investment

Foxconn will put money into phone assembly plant
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, News, China, India, Trends, Foxconn


Apple continues break-up with China as Foxconn plans $1 billion India investment

The investment is reportedly planned for India's Sriperumbudur plant
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, News, China, India, Trends, Foxconn, Sriperumbudur


Arm-Intel-PowerPC Universal Binaries are Possible

Casual MacRumors visitors may not realize that we have a very active PowerPC forum where users discuss issues related to PowerPC Macs that have not been produced since 2006. Threads range from hardware upgrades, , to : Apple's recently announced transition to Apple Silicon (Arm) based Macs raised some interesting questions about future support for these old machines. In particular, MacRumors forum member Wowfunhappy for Universal binaries in the upcoming Arm-based macOS, and whether o...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Ppc, Intel, Rumors, Apple Silicon Arm, Wowfunhappy, PPC Intel


TikTok Pulls Out of Hong Kong

AmiMoJo quotes TechCrunch: TikTok announced that it would pull out of Hong Kong, which is facing an unprecedented wave of control from the Beijing government after the promulgation of the national security law. "In light of recent events, we've decided to stop operations of the TikTok app in Hong Kong," said a TikTok spokesperson. The company declined further comment on the decision... ByteDance, founded by Chinese serial entrepreneur Zhang Yiming, has been working to disassociate TikTok from ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Tech, Beijing, Kevin Mayer, Zhang Yiming, Tiktok


Startups Weekly: The world is eating tech

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. You could almost hear the internet cracking apart this week as international businesses pulled away from Hong Kong and the US considered a ban on TikTok. Software can no longer eat the entire world like it had attempted last decade. Startups across tech-focused industries face a new reality, where local markets and efforts are more protected and supporte...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Facebook, Hong Kong, London, Mexico, China, India, US, Tech, Colombia, New York Times, Silicon Valley, States, Black Lives Matter


Right to Repair Advocates Accuse Medical Device Manufacturers of Profiteering

A new Motherboard article interviews William, a ventilator refurbisher who's repaired at least 70 broken ventilators that he's bought on eBay and from other secondhand websites, then sold to U.S. hospitals and governments to help handle a spike in COVID-19 patients. He's part of a grey-market supply chain that's "essentially identical to one used by farmers to repair John Deere tractors without the company's authorization and has emerged because of the same need to fix a device without a manufa...
Tags: Tech, United States, William, Kafkaesque, John Deere, Medtronic


What IT Support Services Should You Consider Outsourcing

It’s 2020 and people still seem not to be getting the complexity of information technology services. What’s even more surprising, some business owners don’t even bother to get their facts straight and actually learn what IT is all about. That leads to them thinking that it can all be done in-house and that the staff they have hired for other job positions are perfectly capable to play the role of an IT technician which brings about a lot of problems with their networks and technology in general....
Tags: Sales, Tech, Mary, George


'Guilty' Verdict for Russian Who Stole 117M Dropbox and LinkedIn Login Codes in 2012

In 2012 "Russian hacker" Yevgeniy Nikulin breached the internal networks of LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring, and then sold their user databases on the black market, reports ZDNet. (He stole 117 million login codes, according to Bloomberg.) Nikulin was arrested in 2016 (while on vacation in the Czech Republic), and after an extradition battle spent years in U.S. prisons while awaiting his trial, which Bloomberg calls "an ongoing constitutional violation that deeply distressed U.S. District Judg...
Tags: California, Tech, Bloomberg, Czech Republic, Justice Department, Bay Area, William Alsup, Alsup, Nikulin, Yevgeniy Nikulin, LinkedIn Dropbox, LinkedIn Login Codes, Bloomberg Nikulin


Telehealth is the future but it is obscured by a dismal present

In so far as our current public health emergency is concerned, telehealth has obvious, indisputable benefits.  The redirection of patient flow has enabled the conservation of personal protective gear, decreased nosocomial transmission of the coronavirus, and, therefore, saved lives, especially those who are immunocompromised, who are far more likely to contract COVID-19 as well as […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more. ...
Tags: Health, Tech, Mobile Health, Primary Care, PA NP, CRNA


The best UV sanitizers for your smartphone

Because it's critical to keep your phone clean, we round up the best UV sanitizers to zap smartphone germs.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Trends, Uv Light, Buying Guides, UV


A beginner’s guide to robot programming with Python

Let’s face it, robots are cool. They’re also going to run the world some day, and hopefully, at that time they will take pity on their poor soft fleshy creators (a.k.a. robotics developers) and help us build a space utopia filled with plenty. I’m joking of course, but only sort of. In my ambition to have some small influence over the matter, I took a course in autonomous robot control theory last year, which culminated in my building a Python-based robotic simulator that allowed me to practice c...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Robots, Design & Dev, Syndication


LinkedIn Sued for Reading Universal Clipboard Data

Microsoft's LinkedIn was sued yesterday for allegedly reading and diverting users' private information using the iOS clipboard. The lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court states that LinkedIn "secretly" read the clipboard "a lot," without notifying the user, according to . The complaint also claims that LinkedIn has been gathering clipboard information from nearby Apple devices through the Universal Clipboard feature, and has been circumventing Apple's Universal Clipboard timeout. Th...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, California, San Francisco, Linkedin, TikTok Twitter Starbucks Overstock AccuWeather


AI Site Claims Simulated Conversations With Famous Dead Scientists

Slashdot reader shirappu writes: AI|Writer is an experiment in which artificial intelligence is used to simulate both real and fictitious famous personalities through written correspondence. Users can ask questions and receive explanations from simulated versions of Isaac Newton, Alfred Hitchcock, Marie Curie, Mary Shelley, and many more. The Next Web calls it "a new experiment by magician and novelist Andrew Mayne," pointing out that it's using OpenAI's new text generator API. Other simulated...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Tech, Stanley Kubrick, Bruce Wayne, Alfred Hitchcock, Marie Curie, Newton, Time Machine, Edgar Allen Poe, Leibniz, Gottfried Leibniz, Mayne, G Wells, Andrew Mayne, Skynet Mayne


Metal Developer Tools on Windows Offer New Gaming Opportunities

Game developers are now able to more easily develop games for Apple devices using Windows machines, thanks to a new set of Metal developer tools released by Apple. Apple quietly released a set of Metal Developer Tools for Windows 10 at WWDC this year, which enables Metal Shading Language (MSL) compilation on Windows into Metal Library Objects targeting Apple platforms. This means that game production teams may now use PCs to compile games developed on Windows for macOS and other Apple operati...
Tags: Apple, Metal, Microsoft, Mac, MSL, Apple Apple, Mac Gaming, Metal Developer Tools, iPhone Mac, Metal Mac Gaming


Apple TV+ to Adapt Thriller 'Snow Blind' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

Apple has won the rights to make a film adaptation of BOOM! Studios' graphic novel "Snow Blind," starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The film was fiercely fought over in a competitive six-way bidding war, reports Deadline, but exact financials are unknown. Gustav Möller is set to direct and Patrick Ness to write. The thriller graphic novel by Ollie Masters and Tyler Jenkins tells the story of high school teen Teddy, as his life in a sleepy Alaskan suburb is turned upside-down when he posts a photo of ...
Tags: Apple, Fbi, Jake Gyllenhaal, Will Smith, Martin Scorsese, Patrick Ness, Tyler Jenkins, Witness Protection Program, Flower Moon, Snow Blind, Ollie Masters, Gustav Möller, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple Studios, Apple TV Shows Apple


Terry Pratchett's Earliest Stories To Be Published In September

Long-time Slashdot reader sjritt00 writes: A final collection of Terry Pratchett's early stories will be published in September as The Time-Travelling Caveman. These stories appeared in the Bucks Free Press and Western Daily Press in the 1960s and early '70s and introduce many of the themes which later power his Discworld series. The Guardian reports that the stories "range from a steam-powered rocket's flight to Mars to a Welsh shepherd's discovery of the resting place of King Arthur." In a ...
Tags: Tech, Mars, Terry Pratchett, Slashdot, Pratchett


Foxconn to Invest $1 Billion in India Amid Strong Push From Apple

Apple supplier Foxconn plans to invest $1 billion in India to expand a factory that assembles iPhones, reports Reuters. One source told Reuters that Apple has been pushing Foxconn and other suppliers to move production outside of China. The move will ultimately help the company in diversifying its supply chain in an effort to reduce its reliance on Chinese manufacturing amidst the ongoing trade war between China and the United States. Foxconn's investment is being made in the Sriperumbudur...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, China, India, Mumbai, Apple Store, Foxconn, Reuters, Sriperumbudur, United States Foxconn, Neil Shah, Foxconn India This


This Week in Apps: US ponders TikTok ban, apps see a record Q2, iOS 14 public beta arrives

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a combined $544 billion valuati...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, TC, Mobile, Apps, Instagram, Developer, Entertainment, India, US, Siri, Tech, Pokemon, Market Analysis, Extra Crunch


DuckDuckGo Restored in India, Responds to Favicon Concerns

DuckDuckGo made the news twice this week. First its service was reinstated across India last Saturday, after being unreachable for nearly three days, for reasons which remain unclear. "We have contacted the Indian government but have not yet received a response," a DuckDuckGo spokesperson told The Verge. "We are bewildered on why the Indian government would instruct Indian ISPs to block DuckDuckGo, but are optimistic that this will be resolved soon." But at roughly the same time the search en...
Tags: India, Tech, Davis, Daniel, Weinberg, Gabriel Weinberg


Australia to start paying EV owners for transferring electricity back to the national grid

Electric vehicles can help keep the air clean in our cities – as we’ve seen recently with the reduction of traffic through COVID-19 lockdowns – but they face two obstacles. In the short term they’re still expensive. In the long term charging millions of vehicles from the electricity grid presents challenges. I’m part of a new project, launched today, that tackles both of these obstacles head-on, and it could mean owners earn more money than they’re likely to pay for charging their electric vehic...
Tags: Startups, Australia, Tech, Shift, Syndication


Is Twitter Shifting the Balance of Power From Companies to Their Employees?

Last week leaked audio surfaced of investors arguing that journalists have too much power. But the Verge's Silicon Valley editor asks, "What if you take the whole discussion of "tech versus journalism" and reframe it as 'managers versus employees'? Then, I think, you get closer to the truth of what's going on." After all, this conflict started with employees. They were the people who initially described their working conditions under Steph Korey at Away, leading her to step aside as CEO. (She...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Tech, Silicon Valley, Ruby, David Heinemeier Hansson, Korey, Taylor Lorenz, Steph Korey


Original Content podcast: Yep, ‘Hamilton’ is still very good

With the release of “Hamilton” on Disney+, Jordan and Darrell finally got to watch the musical biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton — albeit in recorded form, rather than live on-stage. And as we discuss on the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, they were pretty delighted by what they found. Not that a Broadway hit that’s won virtually every award really needs defenders at this point — but the Disney+ version is beautifully filmed, and it’s nice to see that five years lat...
Tags: Apple, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Disney, America, Tech, United States, Anthony, Hamilton, Darrell, Alexander Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, The Walt Disney Co, Disney Jordan


The new CEO of Intercom, a $1.3 billion startup backed by Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey, says she'll lead the company to profitability and an IPO in a 'few years'

In June, the former CIO of $1.3 billion customer messaging startup Intercom — Karen Peacock — took the role of CEO, replacing cofounder Eoghan McCabe.  She joined at a tough time: Months into the coronavirus pandemic and shortly after Intercom laid off 39 employees to cut costs.  As CEO, Peacock plans to lead the company to profitability and an IPO in a few years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When long-time Intuit executive Karen Peacock first started speaking with Inte...
Tags: Google, Lyft, Mark Zuckerberg, Ipo, San Francisco, Trends, CIO, Dublin, Jack Dorsey, Intuit, Intercom, Index Ventures, McCabe, Peacock, QuickBooks, Facebook Amazon



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