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Nintendo is Releasing a 35th Anniversary Super Mario Bros. Game and Watch

Nintendo is going back to the beginning with a modern version of its original Game & Watch handheld that's been revamped with a full-color LCD. It can play Super Mario Bros. in honor of the franchise's 35th anniversary. The new handled was announced during a surprise Nintendo Direct showcase. From a report: In addition to Super Mario Bros., the handheld can also play Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels (released in Japan as Super Mario Bros. 2) and an updated version of Game & Watch: Ball that sta...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Nintendo, Mario, Mario Bros


US Justice Department's Google lawsuit expected in weeks ahead

The department is focusing on allegations that Google violates antitrust law by favoring its own businesses
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Pumpkin Spice Pilots, and Marketing AI Tactics Part 4 of 5

In this Marketing Over Coffee: Learn about Attribution, Pumpkin Spice, Flying Planes, and more! Direct Link to File Brought to you by our sponsors: Otis and LinkedIn Attribution and the Digital Customer Journey! Shapley Game Theory vs. Markov Chains vs. Propensity score matching 7:05 – 8:57 Easily create ads for Facebook, Instagram, and Google right from the OTIS app. Get a 14 day trial and $25 ad credit FREE, sign up now! What happens when you find out your favorite campaign isn’t the ...
Tags: Google, Podcast, Microsoft, Marketing, Facebook Instagram, Otis, Markov Chains, Marketing Over Coffee Newsletter, Coffee Listeners, Amazon Halo, Analytics for Marketers Slack Group Get the Job, Pumpkin Spice Pilots and Marketing AI Tactics Part, Attribution Pumpkin Spice Flying Planes, Digital Customer Journey Shapley, Core Web Vitals Pumpkin Spice


Industrial Waste Can Turn Planet-Warming Carbon Dioxide Into Stone

sciencehabit writes: Every year, mining and industrial activity generates billions of tons of slurries, gravel, and other wastes that have a high pH. These alkaline wastes, which sit either behind fragile dams or heaped in massive piles, present a threat to people and ecosystems. But alkaline wastes could also help the world avert climate disaster. Reacting these wastes with carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air converts gaseous carbon into minerals and neutralizes the wastes' alkalinity. Carrying t...
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Amazon Canada Deals: Save 63% on Women’s Adidas Sleek W Sneaker + 35% on Resistance Bands Set 5 Stackable Exercise Bands + More Offers

Amazon Canada has awesome deals available now! The Amazon Canada deals include: Get Adidas Originals Women’s Adidas Sleek W Sneaker, for $45.00, Save 63% off Get GOUCHEE Design Home Easy Collection Adult or Kids Contemporary Polyester Microfiber Upholstered Bean Bag Chair, X-Large, for $78.97, Save 51% off Get Nail Polish and Varnish Holder, 4 Pack Wearable, for $18.99 Get Portable Nylon Hammock with Hammock Tree Ropes, for $19.54, Save 19% off Get Fog Machine with Controllable Lights, for 59....
Tags: Google, Amazon, Shopping, Canada, Alexa, Amazon Canada, Canadian Daily Deals, Amazon.ca, Amazon Canada Deals, Lightning Deals


Scientists Found Rust on the Moon

Rust requires oxygen, water, and the right conditions, all of which the Moon lacks. So where did a newly discovered iron oxide come from? Earth is one possibility. From a report: Contrary to what was thought to be a scientific impossibility, scientists detected rust -- a product that requires oxygen, water, and oxidative conditions -- on the surface of the Moon, a famously oxygen-poor, liquid water-less, and reducing environment that prohibits oxidation. The scientists speculated that the oxygen...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Moon, University of Hawai, Li, Manoa, Shaui Li


Edtech is the new SaaS

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The whole crew was back, with Natasha Mascarenhas and Danny Crichton and myself chattering with Chris Gates behind the scenes making it all work. An extra shoutout to Natasha this week as we spent a lot of time talking about edtech, a category that she spearheads for us and has brought to the show. It’s a big deal! We’re on YouTube now, don’t fo...
Tags: Apple, TC, Youtube, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, Bumble, Patreon, Impossible Foods, Fred Wilson, Startup Accelerator, Natasha, Danny Crichton, Juni, Owl Ventures, Equity podcast


Facebook Halts Oculus Quest Sales In Germany Amid Privacy Concerns

Facebook has "temporarily paused" sales of its Oculus Quest headsets to customers in Germany. "Reports suggest the move is in response to concerns from German regulators about the recently announced requirement that all Oculus users will need to use a Facebook account by 2023 to log in to the device," reports Ars Technica. From the report: "We have temporarily paused selling Oculus devices to consumers in Germany," Facebook writes in a brief message on the Oculus support site. "We will continue ...
Tags: Facebook, Germany, Tech, Eula, Heise Online, Germany Facebook, HCDPFI


US Will Not Pay Millions In Dues To WHO This Year

The Trump administration will decline to pay tens of millions of dollars owed to the World Health Organization (WHO) in annual dues as part of the U.S.'s withdrawal from the global body, which is scheduled for next year. The Hill reports: The Associated Press reported that the U.S. will not pay just over $60 million owed in 2020 dues to the organization, and Reuters reported that the decision also will affect about $19 million still owed in 2019 dues. A decision to forgo the payments comes as th...
Tags: China, US, Tech, Who, Associated Press, Trump, Reuters, World Health Organization WHO, Hill


Facebook said it removed en event encouraging violence against protesters in Kenosha, but it was actually removed by the event's own organizers, according to a new report

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook came under fire last week after site moderators did not remove the Facebook page of a militia group that encouraged violence against protesters, despite being reported hundreds of times.  CEO Mark Zuckerberg said last week that Facebook ultimately did remove the page, but that the removal came too late because moderators hadn't been adequately trained on Facebook's new policies against militia groups. "Counter protest? Nah. I fully plan to kill looters a...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Tech, Militia, Extremism, Zuckerberg, Kenosha, BuzzFeed News, Rittenhouse, Kenosha Wisconsin, Tech Insider, Aaron Holmes, Jacob Blake, Kyle Rittenhouse, Kenosha Guard


Seven Years Later, Court Finally Finds Illegal NSA Spying Program to Have Been Illegal

The National Security Agency’s program to hoover up details on billions of domestic phone calls and text messages in the U.S. was illegal, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday, and was probably an unconstitutional abuse of power.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Privacy, Nsa, Cybersecurity, Edward Snowden, Courts, Espionage, National Security Agency, Civil Liberties, Metadata, Bulk Collection, Bulk Data Collection


ARM Co-Founder Hermann Hauser: 'It's In Nvidia's Interests To Destroy Arm'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NS Tech: SoftBank is in advanced talks with US chip company Nvidia to sell Arm -- with a price in the region of 32 billion euros reportedly being thrown around. But Nvidia's purchase of the Cambridge-based chip designer would not only strike a blow to the UK's technological sovereignty, but would result in the destruction of Arm itself, Arm co-founder Hermann Hauser has claimed. Nvidia recently overtook Intel as the most valuable microprocessor company in...
Tags: UK, Softbank, US, Tech, Intel, Cambridge, Switzerland, Nvidia, Hermann Hauser, Hauser


How to change your GeForce Now subscription (since you can’t cancel)

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Nvidia’s GeForce Now is one of the cloud gaming services that’s cropped up in the last year. While it is cool, we do understand if you don’t want to keep your subscription. Here’s how to lose it. GeForce Now differs from its competitors, like Google Stadia, in that it’s not a gaming storefront. Instead, it connects with the libraries of games you already own a...
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Cyber threat startup Cygilant hit by ransomware

Cygilant, a threat detection cybersecurity company, has confirmed a ransomware attack. Christina Lattuca, Cygilant’s chief financial officer, said in a statement that the company was “aware of a ransomware attack impacting a portion of Cygilant’s technology environment.” “Our Cyber Defense and Response Center team took immediate and decisive action to stop the progression of the attack. We are working closely with third-party forensic investigators and law enforcement to understand the full n...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Boston, Massachusetts, Tech, Malware, Hack, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Dark Web, Crimes, Cyberattacks, Emsisoft, Cygilant


Leaked Salary Spreadsheet Reveals Microsoft Employee Earnings for a Second Year (slashdot)

An anonymous reader shares a report: Over the course of August 2020, more than 300 Microsoft employees shared their salaries, bonuses, and stock awards in a Google spreadsheet to continue their push for fairer compensation. "You are legally protected to share this info, and you should share it so your coworkers can determine if they're being underpaid; however, you should still exercise caution," the Google Form to submit information reads. Sharing compensation data has become an annual traditio...
Tags: Google, News, Microsoft, Washington, Msmash, Redmond Microsoft, Leaked Salary Spreadsheet Reveals Microsoft




In amended filing, Palantir admits it won’t have independent board governance for up to a year

When we leaked Palantir’s S-1 IPO filing a week and a half ago, one of the more bizarre components that came out of that document was the company’s corporate governance. In a unique three-class voting structure, Palantir founders Alex Karp, Stephen Cohen and Peter Thiel will be given a special “Class F” share that will ensure they hold 49.999999% of the ownership of the company in perpetuity — even if they sell the underlying shares. Palantir targeting 3 class voting structure according to lea...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Finance, Government, Ipo, Tech, Peter Thiel, Corporate Governance, SEC, Palantir, Initial Public Offering, Palantir Technologies, Nyse, Moore, Thiel, Rascoff, Alex Karp Stephen Cohen


Nintendo rips the seal off the next generation of nostalgia, but fans fret

It has always been considered a matter of if, and not when, Nintendo would begin capitalizing in earnest on content from beyond the SNES generation. The company is finally showing its intent to do so today — but with an uneven approach that leaves some fans worried about its intentions for other all-time gaming classics from the 64-bit era and beyond. In a celebratory video of 35 years of Super Mario Bros. history, Nintendo announced a litter of new and old games starring its iconic plumber p...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Hardware, Time, Tech, Nintendo, Super Mario Bros, Mario, Mario Kart, Zelda, Mario Bros, All Stars, SNES, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Online


Save big on AirPods Pro and iPad Mini ahead of Labor Day

Right now, Amazon and Best Buy have the Apple AirPods Pro and iPad Mini on sale for as low as $220
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Mobile, Trends, Best Buy, Home Theater, iPad deals, Apple iPad Mini, Apple AirPods Pro, AirPods Deals, Labor Day 2020


Swiss Region To Take Cryptocurrency For Tax Payments In 2021

A Swiss region that has billed itself as a hub for high-tech finance said Thursday that it plans to accept cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Ether for tax payments starting next year. ABC News reports: Switzerland's Zug canton joins its eponymous main city and several Swiss towns in agreeing to take tax payments in cryptocurrency. Zug is thought to be the first region in the rich Alpine country to make the decision. The canton, which bills itself as home to "Crypto Valley," said it would accept taxes...
Tags: Tech, Bitcoin, Switzerland, Zug, Crypto Valley


Nintendo is remaking the first portable gaming system it ever built

Quick, what was the first portable gaming system Nintendo made? If you said “Game Boy”… solid guess, but not quite. For nearly a decade before Nintendo released that iconic gray beast, it was making the Game & Watch — a collection of handheld devices, each dedicated to playing just one or two simple games and, occasionally, doubling as a clock. Hammering that nostalgia button in a way that few other companies can, Nintendo announced this morning that the Game & Watch will be making a moderniz...
Tags: TC, Japan, Tech, Nintendo, Super Mario Bros, Mario, Super Mario, Super Mario Bros Super Mario Bros


Attorney General Barr to launch antitrust case against Google despite warnings from lawyers, report says

Attorney General William Barr plans to press ahead with a Justice Department antitrust case against Google, perhaps by the end of September.Mr Barr has reportedly overruled the objections of career lawyers in the department who say that they need more time to build a case against the tech giant, The New York Times reports.
Tags: Google, News, New York Times, Justice Department, Barr, William Barr


Daily Crunch: Apple delays ad-tracking changes

Apple announces a surprising delay, Facebook bans new political ads for the week before the U.S. election and SpaceX is testing its Starlink internet system. This is your Daily Crunch for September 3, 2020. The big story: Apple delays ad-tracking changes At this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple announced that in iOS 14 (currently in public beta), app developers would have to ask users whether they wanted to be tracked for ad purposes. The move seems like a straightforward win f...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Mobile, Facebook, Spacex, New York, Advertising Tech, Australia, Nsa, India, US, San Francisco, Tech, Chicago, Nintendo, Mario Kart


Lenovo Releases First Fedora Linux ThinkPad Laptop

Today, Lenovo has released a ThinkPad with Red Hat's community Linux, Fedora. ZDNet reports: First in this new Linux-friendly lineup is the X1 Carbon Gen 8. It will be followed by forthcoming versions of the ThinkPad P1 Gen2 and ThinkPad P53. While ThinkPads are usually meant for business users, Lenovo will be happy to sell the Fedora-powered X1 Carbon to home users as well. The new X1 Carbon runs Fedora Workstation 32. This cutting-edge Linux distribution uses the Linux Kernel 5.6. It includes ...
Tags: Tech, Intel, Vpn, Lenovo, Fedora, Intel Core, Fedora Workstation, Lenovo Releases First Fedora Linux, Linux Fedora ZDNet


Apple Flinched

Facebook initiated one of the pettiest corporate feuds against Apple’s supposedly privacy-centric new features, and today Apple capitulated. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Science


Former IT Director Gets Jail Time For Selling Government's Cisco Gear On eBay

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A South Carolina man was sentenced this week to two years in federal prison for taking government-owned networking equipment and selling it on eBay. The man, Terry Shawn Petrill, 48, of Myrtle Beach, worked as the IT Security Director for Horry County in South Carolina, the Department of Justice said in a press release on Tuesday. According to court documents, "beginning on June 11, 2015, through August 23, 2018, Petrill ordered forty-one Cisco 385...
Tags: Ebay, US, Tech, Cisco, Fbi, Department Of Justice, South Carolina, Myrtle Beach, Horry County, Zdnet, Terry Shawn Petrill, Petrill


Justice Department plans to file antitrust suit against Google soon, sources say

The Justice Department plans to bring an antitrust case against Google as soon as this month, sources say.
Tags: Google, Justice Department


New Google Ad Policy Could Impact Reverse Mortgage Business

Google will be implementing new targeting restrictions for its ads, preventing customers on its platform from targeting based on certain demographic factors including age. This is based on a communication that the tech giant distributed to users of its advertising platform, which was obtained by RMD. One of the newly-implemented restrictions involves targeting ads based on the age of the end-user, which could have an effect on the ways in which reverse mortgage companies use Google’s ads plat...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Featured, Finance, Canada, Hud, Medicare, FHA, Google Facebook, Herrera, Gerald Ford, CPL, Orange Calif, Federal Housing Administration FHA, HECM, American Advisors Group


Google declares Maps COVID-19-ready after retraining it on pandemic traffic – or the lack of it in some areas

50 per cent decrease in worldwide traffic when lockdowns started Machine-learning models used to direct the journeys of Google Maps users have been retrained to adapt to changing traffic conditions during the coronavirus outbreak.…
Tags: Google, Software


Former White House Staffer Helms New Cybersecurity, Discovery, And Info Gov Services Company

The lawyer leading this company formerly served as director of information governance at the White House.
Tags: Technology, Law



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