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Tesla Can Detect Aftermarket Hacks Designed To Defeat EV Performance Paywalls

As recently highlighted by a Tesla Model 3 owner on Reddit, your connected car knows when you've hacked it, and it might be logging that data to use against you in a future warranty claim. The Drive reports: The image you see above is a warning message popped up on the man's Model 3 infotainment screen after he installed the latest over-the-air OS update from Tesla a couple weeks ago. Prior to the update, he had also added an aftermarket module from an outfit called Ingenext that allows the dual...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Reddit, Dlc, Ingenext, Guillaume Andre, Nice Try Module


Android 11: Here are the 8 best new features

After months of several beta updates, Android 11 is finally here. Google today publicly released the latest and greatest version of its OS, and while there aren’t many surprises for those of us who have been using the beta for a while now, it’s nonetheless a worthwhile update for everyone else. The update is rolling out today on “select Pixel, Oneplus, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme phones,” with other partners to follow. Indeed, the update is already available on my Pixel 4 XL. If you have a compatib...
Tags: Google, Startups, Insider, Plugged


What Can A Molekule Review Do?

A good night’s sleep can make or break your day. Everyone knows how important it is to sleep well, but how is it done? Some commonly given advice is to sleep in a dark room with the thermostat turned down. Sleeping on a quality mattress and bedsheets is always helpful. Having clean air to breathe is a plus, but how do you know the air is clean? Many people have top air cleaners with a HEPA filter, but those have been around for quite a while. Is there an alternative? The Molekule Air Mini sells...
Tags: Health, Technology, Biotech, PECO, Molekule, Air Mini, Molekule Air Mini


A New Theory Asks: Could a Mask Be a Crude 'Vaccine'?

Iwastheone shares a report from The New York Times: As the world awaits the arrival of a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine, a team of researchers has come forward with a provocative new theory: that masks might help to crudely immunize some people against the virus. The unproven idea, described in a commentary published Tuesday in the New England Journal of Medicine, is inspired by the age-old concept of variolation, the deliberate exposure to a pathogen to generate a protective immune resp...
Tags: Tech, The New York Times, New England Journal of Medicine, Gandhi, University of California San Francisco, Monica Gandhi


Xiaomi’s $22 Redmi band is a first step to fitness — literally

I’ve been exercising regularly during this pandemic. Honestly, that’s the only thing I’ve been regular at and I haven’t needed an app or a fitness band to remind me to work out. However, since I’m at home all the time, I’m not clocking as many steps. And since I started using Xioami’s Redmi band, I became conscious of that fact. Walking is basic fitness, and if you’re someone who is looking to begin the fitness journey without spending a king’s ransom, this ₹1,599 ($22) band is a great starter. ...
Tags: Startups, Xiaomi, Xioami, Plugged


Windows 10 Themes Can Be Abused To Steal Windows Passwords

AmiMoJo writes: Specially crafted Windows 10 themes and theme packs can be used in 'Pass-the-Hash' attacks to steal Windows account credentials from unsuspecting users. Windows allows users to create custom themes that contain customized colors, sounds, mouse cursors, and the wallpaper that the operating system will use. Windows users can then switch between different themes as desired to change the appearance of the operating system. A theme's settings are saved under the %AppData%\Microsoft\Wi...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Jimmy Bayne


Tech Firms Face Growing Resentment Toward Parent Employees During COVID-19

Over time, as Silicon Valley companies had to change the way its employees work during the COVID-19 pandemic, "an undercurrent of resentment has bubbled up across the tech industry against those splitting time between work and family, and it's spilled out in public on employee message boards, company chat software and on social networks," reports CNET. From the report: At Facebook, the pushback has forced COO Sheryl Sandberg, a parent herself, to defend the company's policies. "I do believe pare...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Cnet, Sandberg, Apple Facebook, COO Sheryl Sandberg


Android 11 rolls out today for the Pixel and more

Google announced that Android 11, the latest version of the operating system, would be rolling out today. And it’s not just coming to Pixel phones either — OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Oppo phones are getting it as well. ✨ #Android11 is here! Android 11 introduces people-centric conversation notifications, new controls space, one-time permissions, enhanced 5G support, and so much more. Get your apps ready ↓ https://t.co/OW0bztfxfY — Android Developers (@AndroidDev) September 8, 2020 Specifically, the ph...
Tags: Google, Android, Startups, Reno, Plugged


Hey, want to make a few bucks? Let Google sell your store's Wi-Fi network capacity

Orion WiFi tries to make a market for under-utilized bandwidth Google on Tuesday announced a service called Orion Wi-Fi to allow businesses to sell spare wireless network capacity to cellular service providers.…
Tags: Google, Software, Orion Wifi, Orion Wi Fi


Oh, So We're Doing This Section 230 Bullshit Again

Republicans in the Senate unveiled the party’s latest piece of political theater attacking Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act on Tuesday—the latest in a string of GOP proposals that are either legal gibberish or dead on arrival so long as Democrats have strong footing in at least one chamber of Congress.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, Youtube, Senate, Social Media, Gop, Lindsey Graham, Roger Wicker, Marsha Blackburn, Congress Read, Tech Policy, Section 230


Apple to Epic: Sue me? No, sue you, pal!

App Store spat heats up with Cupertino counterclaim Apple has filed a countersuit against Epic Games as the two companies continue their battle over App Store royalties.…
Tags: Apple, Software, App Store, Cupertino


'PUBG Mobile' Will Escape India Ban By Cutting Out Tencent

Last week, India banned another 118 apps with links to China. PUBG Mobile Lite and PUBG Mobile Nordic Map were included in that sweeping ban. Now, PUBG Corporation says it's looking for ways to bring the apps back to India. Engadget reports: The South Korean company was included in the ban because the mobile games are published by China's Tencent. In a statement shared today, PUBG Corporation said it will no longer use Tencent Games to publish the PUBG Mobile franchise in India. According to Tec...
Tags: China, India, Tech, Tencent, PUBG Corporation, PUBG Mobile, India Engadget


Apple Says 'Epic’s Conduct Threatens the Very Existence of the iOS Ecosystem' in Countersuit

The showdown between Apple and Epic Games shows no signs of being over. Apple filed its countersuit today against the Fortnite maker, seeking compensatory and punitive damages in addition to asking the court to hold Epic accountable for its contractual obligations with Apple. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Epic, Epic Games, Fortnite, Epic Vs Apple, Epic Vs Google, Apple Says Epic


Apple, Amazon, Google, and Zigbee Alliance Standard For Smart Home Tech On Track For 2021 Release

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MacRumors: Last year, Apple, Amazon, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance, which includes Ikea, Samsung, and Philips, announced a new working group known as "Project Connected Home over IP" that set about developing an IP-based open-source connectivity standard for smart home products, with a focus on increased compatibility, security, and simplified development for manufacturers. The group has today announced a major update on the project, stating that develo...
Tags: Tech, Philips, Ac, ZigBee Alliance, Apple Amazon Google, Ikea Samsung, Project Connected Home, Zigbee Alliance Standard For Smart Home Tech


How AI can give endangered elephants a fighting chance

At present, more African elephants are dying than being born. Over the last century, the world’s elephant population has declined 97% from trophy hunters, ruthless ivory mercenaries, and even terrorist groups. The Wildlife Conservation Society has pointed out that the global ivory trade leads to the death of up to 35,000 elephants a year in Africa. It’s easy to point a finger at China as the biggest market for poached ivory in the world, yet only five years ago more than a ton of confiscated ivo...
Tags: Startups, New York, China, Africa, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Times Square, Wildlife Conservation Society, Podium, Neural


I, Too, Had a Terrifying Encounter With Satanism in an Airbnb or Maybe My Own Apartment or Whatever

On Monday, an Airbnb user named Frederick Joseph tweeted out his experience with his Labor Day weekend rental—namely, that it was filled with “seemingly Satanic items and stuff for witchcraft rituals” such as a small replica of the Church of Satan’s , a pheasant skin, a photo of a topless woman, a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Social Media, Satan, Airbnb, Satanism, Interior Decorating, Church of Satan, Frederick Joseph


CBS Will Celebrate 'Star Trek' Day 2020 With an Epic Trek Panel Marathon

Iwastheone shares a report from Space.com: It's been an incredible 54 years since "Star Trek" first debuted. On Tuesday (Sept. 8), actors from across the multi-decade franchise will celebrate an online "Star Trek" day with panels and discussions, while discussing the series' emphasis on diversity. More than three hours of free virtual panels will play at the Star Trek Day website here starting at 12 p.m. PDT (3 p.m. EDT or 1900 GMT). The multi-hour online event comes in the wake of a CBS announc...
Tags: Tech, Star Trek, Cbs, Ian Alexander, Adira, Gray CBS All Access


Watch: This AI mashup of movie characters singing ‘All Star’ is the best DeepFake ever

Unpopular opinion: All Star, by Smash Mouth, is the greatest rock song ever created. Okay, that’s a lie. But it does make for the most compelling use of DeepFake technology we’ve ever seen. You simply have not lived until you’ve seen Gerard Butler as Leonidas and the creepy Agent Smith from The Matrix singing out the lyrics. Behold: The above video was made using a DeepFakes program called Wave2Lip which was created using code from the paper “A Lip Sync Expert Is All You Need for Speech to Lip G...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Smith, Gerard Butler, Leonidas, Neural, Distract


Best Prime Day Chromebook Deals 2020: What to expect

Here's what you need to know about this year's Prime Day Chromebook deals, along with some early bargains.
Tags: Deals, Android, Trends, Chromebook, Computing, Prime Day 2020, Commerce 2020, Chromebook deals


The Broker Public Portal has a new head, and a goal to overtake Zillow

As executive director, Joe Rand will be the voice of the BPP in the real estate industry, and aims to make Homesnap the number one real estate search site in the country.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Zillow, Select, BPP, Homesnap, Broker Public Portal, Joe Rand, MLS & Associations, Joseph Rand, National Broker Portal


Sign up to learn about funding options with the IFundWomen team

Disrupt 2020 is mere days away, but we’ve added pre-Disrupt events to help startup founders up their game, increase their ROI and drive their business forward. What’s next on the agenda? If you’re a founder with big ideas, get ready for a rare opportunity designed to help you fund your startup dreams. Thursday, September 10th at 10am PT / 1pm ET, IFundWomen, the go-to marketplace for women-owned businesses, will lead a three part workshop. The topic: Leveraging Online Fundraising for Your Busine...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Steele, Marketing and Communications, Disrupt 2020, DigitalUndivided Black, Julia Steele


Gillmor Gang: Table Stakes

I quite like the iPad Pro 11 inch with the Magic Keyboard. In the Land of Pandemic, where every day is Saturday, the tablet is king. With no real purchase on the chaotic flow of life, the rules — any rules — of the road are very dear to me. Structure is arbitrary but mandatory. Strategy is Niagara Falls: slowly I turned, step by step, inch by inch. What exactly do I mean? First, the tablet is a strange beast. Caught between the laptop and the phone, you’d think it would be a constant compromi...
Tags: Apple, TC, Video, Mac, Tech, Intel, Gillmor Gang, Steve Gillmor, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Niagara Falls, Gillmor, Tina Chase Gillmor, Gillmor Gang on Facebook, Denis Pombriant, Brent Leary


Taboola and Outbrain call off their $850M merger

Online advertising is a game of scale, but one attempt to consolidate two competitors to better take on Google and Facebook has fallen apart. Taboola and Outbrain, startups that each provide publishers with ad-based content recommendation platforms, have called off a planned $850 million merger that would have valued the combined company at more than $2 billion. The news of the cancellation had been rumoured in the Israeli press, and TechCrunch has now confirmed it with both companies, too. “We’...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Publishing, New York, Media, Advertising Tech, Israel, Advertising, Tech, M&a, Lightspeed, Taboola, Outbrain, Adam Singolda, Comcast Fidelity, Pitango Outbrain


Tesla snubbed (!) and the Nasdaq Whale story

Be sure to subscribe to our channel so you never miss an update Welcome back to an all-new edition of What Are Your Thoughts, with Downtown Josh Brown and Michael Batnick. In this episode: *Are you buying the Nasdaq Whale story about Softbank singlehandedly pushing up large cap tech? *For one brief, shining moment, Apple’s market cap was larger than the entire Russell 2000. Also, larger than the FTSE 100. *College ...The post Tesla snubbed (!) and the Nasdaq Whale story appeared first on The Ref...
Tags: Apple, Finance, Softbank, Tesla, Josh Brown, Michael Batnick, Current Markets


Amiga Fast File System Makes Minor Comeback In New Linux Kernel

The Amiga Fast File System (AFFS) is making a minor comeback in the new version of the Linux kernel. The Register reports: As noted by chief penguin Linus Torvalds in his weekly state-of-the-kernel report, a change to AFFS popped up among what he described as a collection of "the usual suspects" in new submissions to the kernel over the last week. The Amiga was ahead of its time, but is now largely a curiosity. However Suse developer David Sterba has noticed that "The basic permission bits (prot...
Tags: Tech, Linus Torvalds, Torvalds, Sterba, New Linux Kernel, David Sterba


Daily Crunch: Apple files countersuit against Epic

Apple strikes back at Epic Games, Android 11 is here and Microsoft announces a new stripped-down Xbox. This is your Daily Crunch for September 8, 2020. The big story: Apple files countersuit against Epic Apple has made the latest move in a legal battle against Epic Games, filing a lawsuit claiming that the company behind Fortnite is in breach of contract. “Although Epic portrays itself as a modern corporate Robin Hood, in reality it is a multi-billion dollar enterprise that simply wants ...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Gaming, Microsoft, Drew Houston, Boston, Robin Hood, Disney, Tech, General Motors, Policy, Epic, Gm, Epic Games, Nikola, App Store Apple


Panasonic to expand battery capacity at Tesla Gigafactory

Panasonic is adding another production line to the massive factory it operates with Tesla in Nevada, an expansion that will increase battery cell capacity by 10%. The Sparks facility, dubbed Gigafactory 1, is the centerpiece of Tesla’s plan to expand global battery capacity and reduce the cost of electric vehicles. Panasonic has been its most important partner in that project, which based on a recent agreement should last until at least 2023. Tesla and Panasonic initially planned for the G...
Tags: TC, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Panasonic, Nevada, Gigafactory, Tesla Gigafactory, Reno Gazette Journal, Gigafactory Construction, TechCrunch As Panasonic


In media, being big is no longer good enough

Hi and welcome to the Insider Advertising, weekly edition, where we break down the big recent stories in media and advertising. Reminder: Sept. 11 is the nomination deadline for our Rising Stars of Brand Marketing list. Submit yours here. HBO's "Game of Thrones" HBO Big isn't necessarily beautiful Remember when it seemed like size was everything? That was the thinking a few years ago when telcos AT&T and to a lesser extent, Verizon, proclaimed their plans to become advertising and ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Verizon, Facebook, Hbo, Media, Advertising, Trends, Public Relations, Netflix, Edelman, Hulu, Chevron, Shopify, AppNexus, Reed Hastings


City of Hartford Postpones First Day of School After Ransomware Attack

Officials from the city of Hartford, Connecticut, were forced to postpone the first day of the new school calendar year after a ransomware infection impacted the city's IT network. From a report: According to a statement published by Hartford Public Schools, the school district serving the city of Hartford, the ransomware attack impacted several of the school's internal IT systems, causing a prolonged outage. IT staff have been working to restore services, but these were not completed in time fo...
Tags: Tech, Hartford, Hartford Connecticut, Hartford Public Schools


Twitter begins adding headlines and descriptions to some of its ‘trends’

Twitter is working to make its real-time Trending section less confusing. Last week, the company announced it would begin pinning a representative tweet that gives more insight about a trend to the trend’s page and promised more changes would soon be underway. Today, the company says it will begin writing headlines and descriptions for some of the trends, too, so you’ll better understand why something is showing up in the Explore tab or when you tap into a trend itself. Combined, these change...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Trends, Tech, Travis Scott, McDonald, KPOP, Twitter s Trending, TechCrunch Proud Boys



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