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Honda Recalls 608,000 Vehicles For Faulty Software

Honda is recalling 608,000 vans and SUVs because of faulty software that can, among other things, cause the backup camera to fail and the driver display to malfunction or reboot. The recalls will begin on September 23rd. The Verge reports: Certain 2018-2020 Odysseys, 2019-2020 Passports, and 2019-2021 Pilots were outfitted with "[i]ncorrect instrument panel control module software" that can cause the display to not show critical information like speed, engine oil pressure, and gear selector posi...
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Anthony Levandowski: Ex-Google engineer sentenced for theft

A judge says Anthony Levandowski carried out the "biggest trade secret crime I have ever seen".
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Grow your games business with new ads solutions

Whether it’s to join the latest multiplayer craze or dive back into an old favorite, user interest in gaming worldwide continues to rise as people spend more time at home. In fact, our data shows that global searches for “best online games” between February and April were up over 100 percent compared to the same time last year. Mobile game developers have a huge opportunity to connect with these eager players around the globe. This week at Think Games in China, we’re announcing new ways for deve...
Tags: Google, Google Play, China, Google Analytics, Admob, Unity, LTV, Google Ads, Search YouTube, Sissie Hsiao


Hackers Could Use IoT Botnets To Manipulate Energy Markets

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Wired: At the Black Hat security conference on Wednesday, [researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology] will present their findings, which suggest that high-wattage IoT botnets -- made up of power-guzzling devices like air conditioners, car chargers, and smart thermostats -- could be deployed strategically to increase demand at certain times in any of the nine private energy markets around the US. A savvy attacker, they say, would be able to stealt...
Tags: New York, California, US, Tech, Georgia Institute of Technology, Tohid Shekari, Celine Irvine, Raheem Beyah


Making privacy personal with Files by Google

In many places around the world, sharing a personal device with spouses, siblings or children is often a cultural expectation, especially for women. Sharing a device can be beneficial, but it comes with the risk that others might access your personal files.As part of Google’s research, we hear the perspectives of people like Shaina—a woman in Bangladesh whose children use her phone after school, both to learn and to play. Shaina worries that her important files could be accidentally shared or de...
Tags: Google, India, Brazil, Bangladesh, Safety And Security, Rashid, Shaina, India Nigeria, Next Billion Users, Pranay BhatiaJoris van Mens


Ex-Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets

A former Google engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber's effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service. The sentence handed down Tuesday by U.S. District Judge William Alsup came more than four months after former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski reached a plea agreement with the federal prosecutors who brought a criminal case against him last August. Levandowski, who helped steer Google's self-d...
Tags: Google, News, William Alsup, Anthony Levandowski, Levandowski


SpaceX successfully flies its Starship prototype to a height of around 500 feet

SpaceX has been developing Starship, its next-generation spacecraft, at its site in Boca Chica, Texas. The company has built a number of different Starship prototypes to date, include one prior version called the Starhopper that was essentially just the bottom portion of the rocket. Today, the company flew its first full-scale prototype (minus the domed cap that will appear on the final version, and without the control fins that will appear lower down on its sides), achieving an initial fligh...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Texas, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Falcon Heavy, Starship, Boca Chica Texas, SpaceX Starship


Support for Southeast Asian startups tackling big challenges

Southeast Asia’s startups have helped build a thriving internet economy. Now, they have an equally important role to play in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic—and in tackling some of the biggest challenges Southeast Asia faces around education, health, e-commerce, logistics and financial technology.In June, we launched Google for Startups Accelerator: Southeast Asia, a three-month online program to support startups working on social, economic and health problems across the region. We recei...
Tags: Google, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Entrepreneurs, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Vietnam, Kata, Google in Asia, Thye Yeow Bok, Advance Philippines, Rumarocket Philippines, SenzeHub Singapore, Shoplinks Singapore, Smartfuture Singapore


Anthony Levandowski, Engineer at Center of Uber v. Waymo, Sentenced to 18 Months for Trade Theft

Anthony Levandowski, the former Google autonomous vehicle engineer whose switch to Uber was the subject of massive lawsuit, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for trade theft.Read more...
Tags: Google, Uber, Science, Technology, Crime, Automotive, Courts, Autonomous Vehicles, Alphabet, Self Driving Cars, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski, Center of Uber


Florida teen pleads not guilty to Twitter hack

Graham Clark, the 17-year-old Florida boy accused of pulling off the big Twitter hack, pled not guilty to charges on Tuesday. During the security breach, top accounts including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk were taken over to push a bitcoin scam. Young Mr. Clark told Circuit Court Judge Christopher Nash in Tampa today he was not guilty of the 30 felony counts of fraud prosecutors have brought against him, according to court records. : Clark is sch...
Tags: Twitter, Post, Elon Musk, Florida, Technology, News, Justice, Social Media, Tech, Tesla, Joe Biden, Tech News, Florida Man, Justice Department, Tampa, Orlando


Former Google, Uber Engineer Gets 18 Months For Stealing Secrets

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – A former engineer at Google and Uber pleaded guilty Tuesday to stealing confidential information from Google’s self-driving car program and received an 18-month prison sentence, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Anthony Scott Levandowski, 40, pleaded guilty to one of the 33 counts of trade secrets theft originally filed against him in 2019. In addition to his sentence, U.S. District Judge William Alsup ordered Levandowski to pay a $95,000 fine and $756,499.22...
Tags: Google, Uber, Crime, News, San Francisco, Tech, Department Of Justice, Marin County, William Alsup, Department of Justice DOJ, Levandowski, CBS SF, Anthony Scott Levandowski


Google Pixel 4a vs. Samsung Galaxy A51: Battle of the budgets

The Samsung Galaxy A51 is stunning and the Pixel 4a has a knockout camera, but which phone is best all-around?
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Buyers Guide, Buying Guides, Google Pixel 4a, Samsung Galaxy A51


Self-driving car supremo Anthony Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in the clink for stealing trade secrets from Google's Waymo

Yes, you read that right, an American exec is actually going to serve time... eventually. When he chooses Anthony Levandowski, the top engineer who pleaded guilty to stealing self-driving car trade secrets from Google, was sent down for 18 months in the US on Tuesday.…
Tags: Google, US, Software, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski


ASUS Announces RT-AX86U and RT-AX82U Gaming Routers

ASUS today announced RT-AX86U and RT-AX82U, two high-performance dual-band WiFi 6 (802.11ax) gaming routers. The new models give gamers - especially mobile gamers - even more choice for creating an ultrafast and stable gaming network. The post ASUS Announces RT-AX86U and RT-AX82U Gaming Routers appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Asus, All News, Hardware News, Press Releases, Routers, Gaming Routers, RT-AX82U, RT-AX86U


Former Uber self-driving car exec sentenced to 18 months in prison

Anthony Levandowski, a former Uber executive who oversaw its self-driving vehicle efforts, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Tuesday for stealing an internal tracking document from Google related to its self-driving car program.
Tags: Google, Cnn, Anthony Levandowski


Android’s AirDrop rival, Nearby Share, is finally here

While I’ve always been an Android user, if there’s one feature I’ve long been jealous of people in Apple’s walled garden, it’s probably AirDrop. Today, after years of waiting, Google has finally started to roll out its answer: Nearby Share. We first heard rumblings of such a feature last year, when it was rumored to be called ‘Fast Share.’ Google confirmed the feature was on the way, and today’s announcement finally made it a reality. Rather than having to open your messaging app or a dedicated ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Plugged, Nearby Share


Virtual House Hunting Gets a Pandemic Boost

Padraig Belton from the BBC writes about how house hunters are using virtual-reality headsets to tour homes in the age of coronavirus. From the report: It's not for everyone as, at the moment, house hunters have to use their own headsets. But Giles Milner, marketing director at estate agent Chestertons, says he will sometimes send buyers headsets for new-build properties, if a development has multiple near-identical apartments with some still being built. "Developers are often selling off-plan, ...
Tags: China, Singapore, Tech, Bbc, Zoopla, Chestertons, Padraig Belton, Giles Milner, Shipside, Christopher Wang


Amazon's Engineers Are Building Robots In Their Garages

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: The next generation of Amazon's Scout bots -- the fully-electric autonomous delivery devices the company is hoping to deploy soon -- is currently being designed and built by a team of mechanical engineers in Seattle, and not in the most orthodox of settings. Instead of working in sleek labs, Amazon's engineers have effectively resorted to re-arranging their homes and garages to accommodate the development of the sophisticated piece of technology th...
Tags: Amazon, US, Tech, Seattle, Zdnet, Gorges, Jeff Gorges


Five Reputation Management Tools to Use

Nowadays there’s a lot of personal information publicly available on the web. We all have an “online persona” which is directly related to the way people see and judge us as individuals. Unfortunately managing your online reputation is everything but an easy task. There are many social media channels where people can spread unbiased opinions about others, tag inappropriate photos, and otherwise mess with your reputation. As a blogger, your name stands for the quality and authenticity of your pos...
Tags: Google, Branding, Hassan, Social Mention, Business Life, Google Alerts Google, Knowem Knowem, Twitter Facebook FriendFeed YouTube Digg Google, Knowem


It's Official: EU Launches Antitrust Probe Into Google's Fitbit Takeover

It was rumored last week and now it's official: the European Commission announced it is launching an in-depth antitrust investigation into Google's $2.1 billion bid for Fitbit. CNN reports: The European Union's top antitrust regulator said it is concerned that the takeover would further strengthen Google's market position in online advertising by "increasing the already vast amount of data that Google could use for personalization of the ads it serves and displays." Google announced it was buyin...
Tags: Google, Tech, Eu, European Union, Commission, European Commission, Margrethe Vestager, Vestager, Rick Osterloh, Osterloh, Fitbit CNN


Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car engineer who sparked the massive Waymo v. Uber lawsuit, sentenced to 18 months in prison for trade secret theft (UBER, GOOG, GOOGL)

Self-driving-car engineer Anthony Levandowski was sentenced to 18 months in prison by a federal judge in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon, after pleading guilty to one count of trade secret theft in May. The once-celebrated engineer was at the center of Waymo's legal fight with Uber. Levandowski was a founding member of Google's "Project Chauffeur," which eventually became Waymo. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. After pleading guilty to trade secret theft, Anthony Levandowsk...
Tags: Google, Uber, San Francisco, Trends, Travis Kalanick, Department Of Justice, Kalanick, Doj, Otto, William Alsup, Marin County California, Alsup, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski, Levandowski, Uber Levandowski


Stream Xbox Game Pass games to your Android device with xCloud in September

After waiting for so long, Microsoft is finally launching on September 15 in 22 countries, albeit for Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. While it’ll be in beta form, it’ll be great to finally see Microsoft’s pet project finally reach gamers. Project xCloud has been in the works for a while as Microsoft’s cloud gaming solution — a “play your games anywhere, anytime” ambition we’ve also seen from the likes of Google’s Stadia. Now it seems to have found a home as the “cloud gaming” portion of Xbox Gam...
Tags: Google, Startups, Gaming, Microsoft


Tesla's Touchscreen Wiper Controls Ruled Illegal In Germany

New submitter Rei_is_a_dumbass shares a report from Electrek: Tesla's wiper controls through its touchscreen have been ruled illegal in Germany after someone crashed their Model 3 while using them and fought a fine and driving ban through the court system. A Tesla Model 3 driver got into an accident while using the touchscreen to adjust the speed of the automatic windshield wipers. In Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, Tesla didn't install normal windshield wiper settings through a steering wheel sta...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Tesla, Electrek


Google's deal for Fitbit faces an EU probe — and regulators who watched the company break a major promise after buying DoubleClick in 2008 (GOOGL)

The EU Commission has announced it is launching an in-depth probe into Google's proposal to acquire wearables maker Fitbit. "The Commission is concerned that the proposed transaction would further entrench Google's market position in the online advertising markets," it said in a statement. Google says the deal is about the devices, not the data. But after Google broke a major promise after acquiring DoubleClick in 2008, regulators are wary. Last week's antitrust hearing was a reminder of that....
Tags: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Trends, Eu, Commission, Brussels, Fitbit, Sundar Pichai, Imperial College, EU Commission, Fl, Android Google, DoubleClick, Rick Osterloh, Tommaso Valletti


Did you use Google+? You may be owed some money from class-action privacy settlement

Go to a website to register for the class-action Google+ lawsuit, and you could get a cup of coffee or possibly a cheap lunch with what you're owed.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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How to watch Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 event

Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked events are some of the biggest events in the tech world, matched only by the likes of Apple and Google. But in the year 2020 of coronavirus, physical tech events have almost all been canceled, and Samsung is hosting its first-ever virtual Unpacked event. The event will take place on August 5, at 7AM PT / 10AM ET/ 4PM CEST / 7:30PM IST. Samsung will be streaming the announcement right from its homepage on Samsung.com. It’s expected to be a bit of a doozy too, with Samsun...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Samsung, Insider, Plugged


Hot markets, new opportunities: What agents across the country have to say about the industry

Dozens of agents from across the U.S. and Canada shared insights Tuesday during Inman Connect Now. Overall, they described active markets that have also changed during the tumultuous months of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, New York City, Radio, Canada, Agent, Philadelphia, West Coast, Southwest, Midwest, Northeast, Markets & Economy, Select, Pandemic, Vacation Homes, Real Estate Connect


Apple updates the iMac with new Intel processors and a better webcam (the verge)

Image: Apple Apple is announcing updates for both the 27-inch and 21.5-inch iMacs. It’s updating the processors inside to Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake processors and also switching out the webcam to a higher-resolution 1080p HD sensor instead of the low-res 720p found in other Macs. SSDs are now standard across the line, and there will be a bunch of new configuration options — including a “nano-texture” version with less reflective matte glass. The 27-inch iMac starts at $1,799, is available t...
Tags: Apple, News, Intel, Apple Apple, Dieter Bohn, 10th gen Comet Lake


Anthony Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in prison, as new $4B lawsuit against Uber is filed

Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who was at the center of a lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, has been sentenced to 18 months on one count of stealing trade secrets.  Levandowski won’t be heading straight to prison, however. Judge William Alsup postponed his incarceration due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He will report to prison at a future date yet to be determined. Judge Alsup said that home confinement would “[give] a green light to every future ...
Tags: Google, TC, Uber, Tech, Bloomberg, Chicago, Automotive, Otto, William Alsup, Alsup, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski, Levandowski, Otto Trucking, Alphabet Levandowski, Lior Ron Claire Delaunay


The trade secret minefield: What workers risk when changing jobs

Self-driving truck entrepreneur Anthony Levandowski on Tuesday received an 18-month prison sentence in the highest-profile trade secrets theft case in Silicon Valley in recent years. What was Levandowski convicted of? Prosecutors said Levandowski deliberately moved over 14,000 sensitive files to his personal computer while working at Google with a goal of eventually benefiting his future employer, Uber Technologies Inc. Levandowski was indicted for stealing 33 documents deemed trade secrets, b...
Tags: Google, News, Silicon Valley, Uber Technologies Inc, Anthony Levandowski, Levandowski



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