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Tesla Accuses Rivian of Poaching Employees, Stealing Secrets

According to a new lawsuit first reported by Bloomberg, Tesla alleges that four of its former workers took highly sensitive proprietary information as they left to work for the rival EV startup Rivian. The Verge reports: Tesla even claims Rivian is "knowingly encouraging" this behavior, and it is seeking unspecified punitive damages for what it alleges is "despicable, wanton, oppressive, willful, malicious, [and] duplicitous" conduct. Rivian calls the allegations "baseless." The lawsuit, filed l...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Travis Kalanick, Alphabet, Wong, Kim Wong, Pascale, Bloomberg Tesla, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski, Rivian, Rivian Tesla, Tami Pascale, Jessica Siron, Siron


EU Demands Major Concessions From Google Over Fitbit Deal

The EU has demanded that Google make major concessions relating to its $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness-tracking company Fitbit if the deal is to be allowed to proceed imminently, according to people with direct knowledge of the discussions. Ars Technica reports: EU regulators now want the company to pledge that it will not use that information to "further enhance its search advantage" and that it will grant third parties equal access to it, these people said. Brussels insiders said that a re...
Tags: Google, US, Tech, Eu, Ars Technica, European Commission, Brussels


Tech CEOs — Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet/Google, Apple— to testify before House Judiciary antitrust panel Monday, July 27

Put it in your calendar. The CEOs of Facebook, Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet’s Google, and Apple, are all scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel on July 27. The tech executives will present their testimonies virtually, not in person. “The panel is questioning the companies as part of its probe into whether they actively work to harm and eliminate smaller rivals, while not always making the best choices for their customers,” reports Reuters: The high-profile he...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Post, Business, Technology, News, Congress, US news, United States, Tim Cook, Antitrust, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Reuters, House Judiciary Committee


How to share passwords privately with AirDrop

There's a super easy and private way to share Apple passwords: AirDrop. We show you how it's done in iOS 13.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Passwords, Trends, How-to, Airdrop


Renewable Power Surpasses Fossil Fuels For First Time In Europe

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Japan Times: Renewable power for the first time contributed a bigger share in the European generation mix than fossil fuels as the fallout from the pandemic cut energy demand. About 40 percent of the electricity in the first half in the 27 EU countries came from renewable sources, compared with 34 percent from plants burning fossil fuels, according to environmental group Ember in London. As a result, carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector fell...
Tags: Europe, Japan, London, Tech, Eu, Iberia, Ember Coal


Facebook Ignored Racial Bias Research, Employees Say

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NBC News: In mid-2019, researchers at Facebook began studying a new set of rules proposed for the automated system that Instagram uses to remove accounts for bullying and other infractions. What they found was alarming. Users on the Facebook-owned Instagram in the United States whose activity on the app suggested they were Black were about 50 percent more likely under the new rules to have their accounts automatically disabled by the moderation system tha...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, United States, Black, Joel Kaplan, Carolyn Glanville, Sheryl Sandberg Nick Clegg


Tech CEOs’ antitrust showdown with Congress looks set to be postponed

The decision was prompted by the scheduling of a memorial service for John Lewis
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Congress, Trends, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Breaking Twitter


Why Everyone Needs A Website In 2020

In a time when everyone has and needs an online presence, making sure your online brand represents you is a key to growth and success. Not only is a website important to your personal brand, but a business needs a good website if it is to present a positive image in the eyes of potential and established customers. To get your brand looking its best online, starting a website is just the beginning of creating your overall brand image. Let’s look at why so many professionals and businesses are cr...
Tags: Google, Startups, Others, Business Website, Business Advice


Twitter Is Considering Subscriptions Amid An Advertising Slump

Even though Twitter hit 186 million monetizable daily active users between April and June (up 34 percent year-over-year), it had an operating loss of $124 million during the quarter as ad revenue slowed. "With that in mind, the company says it's looking into other revenue streams beyond advertising, which could include some form of subscriptions," reports Entrepreneur. From the report: CEO Jack Dorsey said on an earnings call Thursday that "you will likely see some tests this year" of different ...
Tags: Tech, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey


Tech CEOs’ antitrust showdown with Congress will reportedly be postponed

The decision was prompted by the scheduling of a memorial service for John Lewis
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Congress, Trends, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Breaking Twitter


Jaguar and Cambridge University unveil new touchless touchscreen for pandemic life

Engineers from the University of Cambridge and Jaguar Land Rover have developed a novel “no touch” touchscreen that uses AI to predict where a user is aiming before they make contact with a screen. The touchless touchscreen was developed for use in automobiles. It uses a variety of sensors to determine user intent in environments where, due to bumpy roads and mechanical vibrations, it can be difficult to actually touch a screen with accuracy. According to a press release from Cambridge: More and...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, University of Cambridge, Cambridge University, Neural


This startup reworked its privacy-friendly sensors to help battle COVID-19

One little-known home and retail automation startup might seem like an unlikely candidate to help combat the ongoing pandemic. But its founder says its technology can do just that, even if it wasn’t the company’s original plan. Butlr, a spin-out of the MIT Media Lab, uses a mix of wireless, battery-powered hardware and artificial intelligence to track people’s movements indoors without violating their privacy. The startup uses ceiling-mounted sensors to detect individuals’ body heat to track whe...
Tags: China, Tech, United States, Abu Dhabi, MIT Media Lab, Steelcase, Deng, Louvre Museum, Honghao Deng, Butlr


The Not Company, a maker of plant-based meat and dairy substitutes in Chile, will soon be worth $250M

The Not Company, Latin America’s leading contender in the plant-based meat and dairy substitute market, is about to close on an $85 million round of funding that would value it at $250 million, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans. The latest round of funding comes on the heels of a series of successes for the Santiago-based business. In the two years since NotCo launched on the global stage, the company has expanded beyond its mayonnaise product into milk, ice cream, and hambu...
Tags: Amazon, Meat, TC, London, Russia, US, Tech, Beef, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Santiago, Chile, Moscow, Brazil, Argentina, Jeff Bezos, Burger King


Nvidia Reportedly Could Be Pursuing ARM In Disruptive Acquisition Move

MojoKid writes: Word across a number of business and tech press publications tonight is that NVIDIA is reportedly pursuing a possible acquisition of Arm, the chip IP juggernaut that currently powers virtually every smartphone on the planet (including iPhones), to a myriad of devices in the IoT and embedded spaces, as well as supercomputing and in the datacenter. NVIDIA has risen in the ranks over the past few years to become a force in the chip industry, and more recently has even been trading p...
Tags: Ipo, Softbank, Tech, Intel, United States, Nvidia, MojoKid, Jensen Huang


Intel Delays 7-Nanometer Chips Until Late 2022 or Early 2023

During its second quarter earnings announcement, Intel today said that it has delayed the rollout of its 7-nanometer chips by six months, which pushes the release date to late 2022 or early 2023 (via Tom's Hardware). Intel's yields for its 7nm process are now twelve months behind its internal target. From Intel's earnings release:The company's 7nm-based CPU product timing is shifting approximately six months relative to prior expectations. The primary driver is the yield of Intel's 7nm proces...
Tags: Apple, Intel, Tom, Swan, Macs Apple, Intel Apple, Bob Swan, Tiger Lake, Alder Lake, Apple Silicon, Intel Delays


Slack Accuses Microsoft of Illegally Crushing Competition (slashdot)

Microsoft is undeniably one of the Big Tech elite, given its size, wealth and stock market value. But the software giant has stood apart from Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple in one important respect: Microsoft, once the bully of the tech world, has escaped antitrust scrutiny so far. Now Slack, whose popular chat and collaboration software has become embedded in the daily routines of millions of workers at thousands of companies, is hoping to change that. From a report: Slack said on Wednesday...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, News, Microsoft, Congress, United States, European Commission, Microsoft Office, Slack, Jonathan Prince, Google Facebook Amazon, Msmash, Apple Amazon Google


How to watch the CEOs of Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple testify to Congress

The big tech hearing will start at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET. on July 25
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, Congress, Trends, How-to, Facebook Google Amazon, Big Tech, How To Watch, Big Tech Hearing


KFC Tests 3D-Printed Chicken Nuggets In Russia

KFC announced that it will test chicken nuggets made with 3D bioprinting technology in Moscow, Russia, this fall. Business Insider reports: The chicken chain has partnered with 3D Bioprinting Solutions to create a chicken nugget made in a lab with chicken and plant cells using bioprinting. Bioprinting, which uses 3D-printing techniques to combine biological material, is used in medicine to create tissue and even organs. The 3D-printed chicken nuggets will closely mimic the taste and appearance o...
Tags: Russia, Tech, Kfc, Moscow Russia, Bioprinting Solutions, Printed Chicken Nuggets


Garmin Services and Production Go Down After Ransomware Attack

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: Smartwatch and wearables maker Garmin has shut down several of its services today to deal with a ransomware attack that has encrypted its internal network and some production systems. The company is currently planning a multi-day maintenance window to deal with the attack's aftermath, which includes shutting down its official website, the Garmin Connect user data-syncing service, and even some production lines in Asia. In messages shared on its web...
Tags: Asia, Tech, Garmin, Zdnet, Garmin Services, Twitter Garmin


Ryan Reynolds-Shawn Levy Time Travel Movie Jumps From Paramount to Netflix

In yet another sign of the times, the Ryan Reynolds–Shawn Levy time travel movie is time traveling from Paramount to Netflix. There was a time, not so long ago, where the thought of a major studio movie with a big star going right to Netflix would be unthinkable. But studios have grown warier and warier of projects that don’t already have franchise brand recognition. And now, Paramount’s loss will be Netflix’s gain. Deadline says that the Ryan-Reynolds-Shawn Levy time travel movie is going t...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Michael Bay, Sci-fi, Netflix, Levy, Leonardo Dicaprio, Richard Curtis, Tom Cruise, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Martin Scorsese, David Ellison Dana Goldberg, Adam, Reynolds, Ryan-Reynolds


T-Mobile Will Require New Devices To Support VoLTE

T-Mobile is preparing to make support for Voice over LTE a requirement for all new devices, according to a report Thursday. The move was reportedly detailed in internal T-Mobile documents obtained by Android Police. From a report: The requirement won't mean much for users at first, but as of January 2021, "T-Mobile will require all devices connecting to our nationwide 4G LTE and 5G networks to be VoLTE compatible." That means that older-gen devices that don't include support for the IP-based voi...
Tags: Tech, Voice, T Mobile, Internal T Mobile


‘Shining Girls’, Apple TV+ Series About a Time-Traveling Serial Killer, Will Star Elisabeth Moss

The ever-busy Elisabeth Moss has added yet another project to her growing resume. Moss will star in the new Apple TV+ series Shining Girls, based on the creepy novel by Lauren Beukes. The plot involves a serial killer who is able to travel through time, and one of his would-be victims who tries to stop him. Moss will star and executive produce, while Leonardo DiCaprio is also on board as an executive producer. Executive producer Silka Luisa will serve as showrunner. Elisabeth Moss is keeping...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, Casting, Chicago, Thriller, House, Adaptation, Leonardo Dicaprio, Elisabeth Moss, Harper, Moss, Chicago Sun Times, Kirby, Lauren Beukes, Harper Curtis


Apple Watch Series 5 vs. Series 3: The $200 Series 3 is the best deal for iPhone owners looking for a basic smartwatch

  The $399.00 Apple Watch Series 5 and $199.00 Series 3 are generally very similar, but the Series 5 has more to offer when it comes to health and emergency-related features. Unlike the Series 3, the Series 5 can detect hard falls, take electrocardiogram readings, and has a built-in compass. It also has a larger always-on display compared to the Series 3. But the Series 3's cheaper price makes it a solid option for iPhone owners looking for a basic smartwatch experience that may not need feat...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Siri, Apple Watch


Raymond Chandler’s 36 Great Unused Titles: From “The Man With the Shredded Ear,” to “Quick, Hide the Body”

For Chandler's birthday today. He was born on this day in 1888. via Chris Power Related Content: Raymond Chandler’s Ten Commandments for Writing a Detective Novel Hear Raymond Chandler & Ian Fleming–Two Masters of Suspense–Talk with One Another in Rare 1958 Audio Watch Raymond Chandler’s Long-Unnoticed Cameo in Double Indemnity   Raymond Chandler’s 36 Great Unused Titles: From “The Man With the Shredded Ear,” to “Quick, Hide the Body” is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitte...
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Raymond Chandler’s 36 Great Unused Titles: From “The Man With the Shredded Ear,” to “The Black-Eyed Blonde”

For Chandler's birthday today. He was born on this day in 1888. via Chris Power Related Content: Raymond Chandler’s Ten Commandments for Writing a Detective Novel Hear Raymond Chandler & Ian Fleming–Two Masters of Suspense–Talk with One Another in Rare 1958 Audio Watch Raymond Chandler’s Long-Unnoticed Cameo in Double Indemnity   Raymond Chandler’s 36 Great Unused Titles: From “The Man With the Shredded Ear,” to “The Black-Eyed Blonde” is a post from: Open Culture. Follow us on Facebook, Twitt...
Tags: Google, College, Literature, Raymond Chandler, Facebook Twitter, Chandler, Chris Power Related Content, Raymond Chandler Ian Fleming


LoneWolf adds Adwerx to its den of Marketplace partners

LoneWolf Technologies has added Adwerx to its collection of technology vendors, called Marketplace. Adwerx has served up more than 15 billion online ad impressions to date.
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Radio, Teams, Press Releases, Online Advertising, Industry News, Select, News Brief, Real Estate Technology, Transaction Management, LoneWolf, Adwerx, Technology Partnerships, LoneWolf Technologies Marketplace, LoneWolf Transactions


No More Commission Fees for Sellers Using Buy on Google

Sellers using the Buy on Google checkout experience will no longer have to pay commission fees, and the platform is being opened up to third-party providers, the company said Thursday. This follows April's move to provide free product listings in the Google Shopping tab for merchants affected by the coronavirus pandemic, and a similar move...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Advertising, Social Pro Daily


The best videoconferencing apps

Mobile videoconferencing apps help companies benefit in many ways, and keep employees safe from coronavirus.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Small Business, Trends, Videoconference, WFH, Coronavirus, Socializing at a distance


Facebook built a powerful AI model to simulate entire social media networks in action

When it comes to live-fire high-wire acts in the tech industry, there can be few endeavors more daunting than executing a security update to a software platform hosting more than 2.6 billion users. But that’s exactly what Facebook does every time it rolls out an update. Sure, it mitigates the potential for terror by making the changes in batches and conducting an incredible amount of internal testing. But at the end of the day, you never know precisely how any given change could upset the delica...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Music, Social Media, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Neural, Lucky for Facebook


Former Facebook Engineer Says That the Company Has Enshrined Failure in Its Policies

A Facebook engineer said in a farewell video that the company was "failing" to mitigate harm and has "enshrined that failure in our policies." From a report: Max Wang, a Boston-based former engineer who claimed in the recording obtained and published by BuzzFeed News that he joined Facebook in 2011, said he didn't think CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other company leaders were acting in malice. "But that does not mean their actions are not going to harm people," Wang said. He added that he did not beli...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Boston, Tech, Zuckerberg, Trump, BuzzFeed News, Wang, Minneapolis Facebook, Max Wang



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