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Wildlife In 'Catastrophic Decline' Due To Human Destruction, Scientists Warn

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Wildlife populations have fallen by more than two-thirds in less than 50 years, according to a major report (PDF) by the conservation group WWF. The report says this "catastrophic decline" shows no sign of slowing. And it warns that nature is being destroyed by humans at a rate never seen before. The report looked at thousands of different wildlife species monitored by conservation scientists in habitats across the world. They recorded an average...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Bbc, Nature, Wwf, Latin America, Caribbean


The Gateway PC Brand Returns With New Laptops

On Wednesday, Acer and Walmart announced they were reviving the Gateway brand to sell affordable Windows 10 notebooks and laptop convertibles from $179 and up. PCMag reports: Gateway was once a major PC vendor in the US, especially during the 1990s when it famously sold computers packaged in cow spotted boxes. However, the company's fortunes began to falter in the 2000s, resulting in Taiwanese PC vendor Acer later buying it up. Acer has now decided to bring back Gateway, calling it a "beloved" b...
Tags: US, Tech, Walmart, Intel, Acer, Nvidia, Amd


The Pringles Tube Is Being Redesigned Because It's a 'Recycling Nightmare'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: The distinctive Pringles tube is being re-designed after criticism that it's almost impossible to recycle. The current container for the potato-based snack was condemned as a recycler's nightmare. It's a complex construction with a metal base, plastic cap, metal tear-off lid, and foil-lined cardboard sleeve. The Recycling Association dubbed it the number one recycling villain -- along with the Lucozade Sports bottle. Now Pringles' maker Kellogg's...
Tags: Tech, Tesco, Bbc, Suntory, Kellogg, Ribena, Ellin, Recycling Association, Lucozade Sports, Simon Ellin


Unicorn layoffs prompt more startups to consider acqui-hiring

Alex Zajaczkowski was just months into her role at Toast, a restaurant point-of-sale software company, when she was let go during COVID-19 layoffs. Toast, last valued at $5 billion, cut 50% of its staff through layoffs and furloughs. Zajaczkowski said she started applying for jobs within a week. “I think I got on the boat a little bit quicker than others because I wanted that security a little bit faster,” she said. She and former Toast colleagues formed a Slack to communicate about layoffs, the...
Tags: Startups, TC, Boston, Future Of Work, Tech, Remote Work, Hiring, Toast, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Alex Zajaczkowski, Zajaczkowski, Stavvy, Ligris, Kosta Ligris, Josh Feinblum


Huawei Closing Enterprise Hardware Division In the UK

schwit1 shares a report from TechRadar: Huawei has announced a series of layoffs in the UK as the company is forced to alter its corporate strategy in the face of further bans and restrictions. The Chinese giant is set to pull sales all of its Enterprise hardware lines, including all servers, storage and networking switches from the UK. The news means severe job cuts across Huawei's Enterprise hardware divisions in the UK as the company faces yet more challenges, despite pledges to remain in the...
Tags: UK, Tech, Huawei, Huawei Closing Enterprise Hardware, Huawei s Enterprise


Extra Crunch Friday roundup: Edtech funding surges, Poland VC survey, inside Shift’s SPAC plan, more

I live in San Francisco, but I work an East Coast schedule to get a jump on the news day. So I’d already been at my desk for a couple of hours on Wednesday morning when I looked up and saw this: What color is the sky this morning pic.twitter.com/nt5dZp5wWc — Walter Thompson (@YourProtagonist) September 9, 2020 As unsettling as it was to see the natural environment so transformed, I still got my work done. This is not to boast: I have a desk job and a working air filter. (People who make...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Europe, Education, San Francisco, Tech, Policy, SaaS, Venture Capital, Poland, Delhi, East Coast, Edtech, Palantir, Warsaw


The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Confirms a Pattern of Age Discrimination at IBM

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a sweeping decision concluding that IBM engaged in systematic age discrimination between 2013 and 2018, when it shed thousands of older workers in the United States. ProPublica reports: The EEOC finding, contained in an Aug. 31 letter to a group of ex-employees, comes more than two years after ProPublica reported that the company regularly flouted or outflanked laws intended to protect older workers from bias in hiring and firing. The l...
Tags: Tech, United States, Ibm, EEOC, U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


Dem Congressional Nominee Abruptly Drops Out of Race Against QAnon Conspiracy Theorist

Marjorie Taylor Greene, the QAnon conspiracy theorist endorsed by Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for Congress in Georgia’s 14th district, was already more than heavily favored to win. Now it’s a virtual guarantee that she’ll walk into Congress next year with the dropout of her Democratic opponent in the race.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Science, Technology, Congress, Social Media, Georgia, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, 2020 Election, QAnon, Marjorie Taylor Greene


Alleged iPhone 12 Pro Chassis Shown Off in Video

Apple's iPhone 12 lineup is set to launch at some point in October, and ahead of the debut of the new iPhones, leaks have been picking up. We've seen a few components such as a display unit and a logic board, but a new video today allegedly features the chassis of the 6.1-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro. Shared by EverythingApplePro, the iPhone shell appears similar to dummy ‌iPhone‌ units that have been floating around on the internet since July. Here it is! Official ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro chassis leak. Co...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Iphone 12


MIT Sleep Monitor Can Track People's Sleeping Positions Using Radio Signals

A team of MIT researchers has developed a device that can monitor people's sleep postures without having to use cameras or to stick sensors on their body. Engadget reports: It's a wall-mounted monitor the team dubbed BodyCompass, and it works by analyzing radio signals as they bounce off objects in a room. As the researchers explained, a device that can monitor sleep postures has many potential uses. It could be used to track the progression of Parkinson's disease, for instance, since people wit...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Engadget


Apple Music Android Code Confirms 'Apple One' Subscription Bundle (mac rumors)

Apple is rumored to be working on a subscription services bundle called "Apple One," which could see a launch in the near future, according to code found in the Android version of Apple Music by 9to5Google. Signs of an "Apple One" bundle were found in the 3.4.0 beta of ‌Apple Music‌ for Android, confirming that ‌Apple Music‌ will be one component of the services bundle. From the Android app code: Your ‌Apple Music‌ subscription will be included in Apple One starting %s. You will not be char...
Tags: Apple, News, Bloomberg, Apple Music, Juli Clover, Apple Music for Android, Apple News There


What to Expect at the Apple Event: New Apple Watch Series 6, iPad Air, No iPhone 12

Last Minute Updates Some last minute leaks have come in ahead of Tuesday's event, confirming which devices we can expect to see Apple unveil, and which features they might offer. AirPods and iOS 14 Apple introduced new versions of the AirPods Pro firmware that supports spatial audio for the first time. Spacial audio is a new feature in iOS 14 which is presently in beta. The release right before the event suggests that we will likely see the Gold Master of ‌iOS 14‌ tomorrow with public rele...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Mac, Bloomberg, Intel, Apple Watch, MacBook Air, Amazon Echo, Mark Gurman, Macbook Pro, MacRumors YouTube, Ming Chi Kuo, Evan Blass, Kuo, Prosser, Gurman


13 reasons why an Amazon Prime membership is worth the $119 annual fee

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. We think Amazon Prime is worth the money. Keep reading to find out why. Amazon Amazon Prime is $119 for an annual membership or $12.99 per month, though there are special discounts for students and EBT and Medicaid holders. Even for $119, Amazon Prime is still ultimately a great deal if you plan to use its features, whether sparingly or frequently.In 2018, JPMorgan estimated that an Amazon Prime mem...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Nokia, US, Trends, Amazon Prime, Cbs, Medicaid, Amazon Echo, Amazon Prime Day, Jpmorgan, EBT, HBO Showtime, Amazon Household, Amazon Amazon Prime


What to Expect From Apple's September 15 Event: New Apple Watch Series 6 and iPad Air [Updated]

Last Minute Updates Some last minute leaks have come in ahead of Tuesday's event, confirming which devices we can expect to see Apple unveil, and which features they might offer. According to often-accurate analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the event will not include new iPhones, and will instead focus on new Apple Watch and iPad Air models. Kuo believes the new Apple Watch models will have a similar form factor to the Series 5, with the key new feature being blood oxygen sensing. Bloomberg's Mark Gurma...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Mac, Bloomberg, Intel, Apple Watch, MacBook Air, Amazon Echo, Mark Gurman, Macbook Pro, MacRumors YouTube, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Prosser, Gurman, Apple Music Apple


What to Expect at the Apple Event on Sept 15: New Apple Watch Series 6 and iPad Air [Updated]

Last Minute Updates Some last minute leaks have come in ahead of Tuesday's event, confirming which devices we can expect to see Apple unveil, and which features they might offer. AirPods and iOS 14 Apple introduced new versions of the AirPods Pro firmware that supports spatial audio for the first time. Spacial audio is a new feature in iOS 14 which is presently in beta. The release right before the event suggests that we will likely see the Gold Master of ‌iOS 14‌ tomorrow with public rele...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Mac, Bloomberg, Intel, Apple Watch, MacBook Air, Amazon Echo, Mark Gurman, Macbook Pro, MacRumors YouTube, Ming Chi Kuo, Evan Blass, Kuo, Prosser, Gurman


9 ways to get Amazon discounts and rewards year-round

   When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. GaleanoStock/Shutterstock Amazon's Prime Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday events are the only real sitewide sales that it hosts annually, but the company is no stranger to incentives like coupons and rewards. We rounded up 9 ways to earn discounts and more from Amazon every day, below.As the reported Amazon Prime Day 2020 date approaches, there's bound to be more and we'll update this list. F...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Personal Finance, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Features, Retail, Amazon Gift Card, Amazon com Store Card, Amazon Family, Amazon com Gift Card, Amazon Credit, Amazon Shop, Amazon Cash, Bargain Bin


California just made it easier for inmate firefighters to become professionals, allowing them to have their nonviolent criminal records wiped clean

Inmate firefighters arrive at the scene of the Water fire, a new start about 20 miles from the Apple fire in Whitewater, California on August 2, 2020. - More than 1,300 firefighters were battling a blaze that was burning out of control August 2 in southern California, threatening thousands of people and homes east of Los Angeles. The so-called Apple Fire that broke out Friday near the city of San Bernardino has so far charred more than 20,000 acres, sending up columns of smoke visible from far...
Tags: Apple, Politics, News, California, Incarceration, Fresno, Los Angeles, Trends, Wildfires, Firefighters, Charles Davis, Gavin Newsom, San Bernardino, Criminal Justice Reform, Newsom, Josh Edelson


Technology creation ‘must reflect our diverse society if its to serve us all’: Lord Karan Bilimoria

CBI President Lord Karan Bilimoria will underscore the need for technology development to be truly representative of society if it is to deliver tangible benefits for ethnic communities, at the launch of the new CBI BAME in Tech Group. Lord Bilimoria will say with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement in America, and around the world, has brought the potentially devastating consequences that bias can have into sharp focus. This bias extends to the way we innovate and develop tec...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Life, America, Tech, Cbi, House Of Lords, Black Lives Matter, BAME, Karan Bilimoria, CBI BAME, Tech Group Lord Bilimoria


A user’s guide to Disrupt 2020

We’re coming down to the wire folks. Disrupt 2020 officially opens its virtual doors September 14 for five super-charged days of everything the early-stage startup community needs to build better, faster, stronger. Going virtual translates into a global reach making this our largest Disrupt ever. Yowza! There’s a lot going on during this Disrupt — talk about a vast understatement — including a jam-packed agenda (with time zone-friendly programming for attendees in Europe and Asia), a virtual ven...
Tags: Startups, Asia, Europe, Japan, Tech, Taiwan, Canada, Middle East, Belgium, Bahrain, Otter, Cocktail Party, Lindsey Stirling, Kite, Startup Battlefield, Yodlee


COVID-19 made your data set worthless. Now what?

The COVID-19 pandemic has perplexed data scientists and creators of machine learning tools as the sudden and major change in consumer behavior has made predictions based on historical data nearly useless. There is also very little point in trying to train new prediction models during the crisis, as one simply cannot predict chaos. While these challenges could shake our perception of what artificial intelligence really is (and is not), they might also foster the development of tools that could au...
Tags: Startups, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Podium, Neural, Coronavirus


Apple One, Ubisoft Forward wrap-up, life on Mars, and more | Digital Trends Live

On this Digital Trends Live, we talk the top tech stories, including Apple accidentally revealing Apple One.
Tags: Apple, Google, Twitter, Trends, Social Media, Mars, Mars Curiosity, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live, Ubisoft Forward


Nikola Motors Accused of Massive Fraud, Ocean of Lies

Socguy writes: Hindenburg research has released their report on Nikola motors and have taken a short position as a result of their research. During the course of their investigation, they claim to have spoken to numerous former employees, have amassed a pile of emails, text messages, contracts as well as other documents and videos showing a massive deception. Essentially, Hindenburg alleges that Nikola has no proprietary technology and vastly overstated the capabilities of their prototypes repea...
Tags: Tech, Nikola, Socguy, Hindenburg


Daily Crunch: Apple revises App Store rules

Apple’s making App Store changes, China might stop TikTok’s acquisition and we talk to Polish venture capitalists about the startup scene. This is your Daily Crunch for September 11, 2020. The big story: Apple revises App Store rules Apple announced a bunch of changes to its App Store guidelines today, with details about how it will support new iOS features like App Clips and much more. For one thing, it sounds like the App Store will now support game-streaming services like Microsoft’s xCl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Elon Musk, England, Microsoft, Scotland, China, Tech, Tesla, Netflix, Northern Ireland, Poland, App Store


As COVID-19 era drags on, VCs look beyond Zoom calls for due diligence and sourcing

While the coronavirus has accelerated the dealmaking pace for many early-stage startups, activity has not come without adaptation. Remote investment struggles for investors were clear from the get go: it’s challenging to invest millions in someone you have never met, and there’s not a lot to learn from “off-the-cuff” conversations that are calendared days in advance. Some investors said the pandemic was forcing them to stick with people they know in categories where they have experience, limitin...
Tags: Social, Startups, TC, Video, Tech, Peter Rojas, Clubhouse, Arjun Sethi, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Lunchclub, Tribe Capital Ryan Shea, Blockstack Jake Chapman, Yac Tribe Capital


DJI Promises 'Local Data Mode' To Fend Off US Government's Mooted Ban

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: Chinese drone maker DJI has commissioned yet another security audit with FTI Consulting that's given it a clean bill of health, as the US government reportedly prepares to ban its remote controlled aircraft from American skies. DJI, whose headquarters are in the Chinese city of Shenzhen (the firm's full name is Shenzhen Da-Jiang Innovations Technology Company) has reacted to claims that US regulators intend shutting it out of their market by...
Tags: US, Tech, Shenzhen, FTI, Local Data Mode, Shenzhen Da Jiang Innovations Technology Company


Apple will allow xCloud and Stadia on the App Store, with big restrictions

Apple today revealed that, after stubbornly refusing to allow cloud gaming apps like Google Stadia and Microsoft’s xCloud onto the App Store, it’s now revising those policies to allow them entry — though the policies are still very restrictive. The new rules have a whole section devoted to streaming games and how they’ll fit into the App Store ecosystem. They permit services to have App Store catalog apps, and access to Apple’s payment apparatus, but every game has to pass an individual review p...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Gaming, Microsoft, App Store


Steamy Kitchen Update

1. Steamy Kitchen Buddha Bowl Update We are excited to announce that our first batch of Buddha Bowls have officially been shipped to our Pre-Order Purchase clients! We can’t believe that you will be able to soon create your very own buddha bowl creations in our Limited Edition Steamy Kitchen Buddha Bowls in your own kitchen!  We still have a very limited quantity of our Pre-Order Limited Edition Steamy Kitchen Buddha Bowls. So if you have been thinking of purchasing your own bowl for your...
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YouTube Plans Rollout of Engaged-View Conversions by Year-End

YouTube is taking non-click conversion metrics to the next level with plans to make engaged-view conversions available by the end of the year. YouTube Ads product manager Nicky Rettke said in a blog post that the Google-owned video site has been researching EVCs, which measure the conversions that take place after someone views at least...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Social Pro Daily, Nicky Rettke


Ex-Google boss Eric Schmidt: US 'dropped the ball' on innovation

Eric Schmidt says America has fallen behind China when it comes to funding new technology.
Tags: Google, Business, China, US, America, Eric Schmidt



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