Software Could Help Reform Policing -- If Only Police Unions Wanted It

tedlistens writes: The CEO of Taser maker Axon, Rick Smith, has a lot of high-tech ideas for fixing policing. One idea for identifying potentially abusive behavior is AI, integrated with the company's increasingly ubiquitous body cameras and the footage they produce. In a patent application filed last month, Axon describes the ability to search video not only for words and locations but also for clothing, weapons, buildings, and other objects. AI could also tag footage to enable searches for thi...
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Piratebay.Org Sold For $50,000 At Auction, Up Next

Several Pirate Bay-related domains become available again this month after their owner failed to renew the registration. Yesterday, was sold in a Dropcatch auction for $50,000 and will follow soon. Both domains were previously registered to the official Pirate Bay site. TorrentFreak reports: Over the years the Pirate Bay team had many 'backup' domains available, just in case something happened. That included various exotic TLDs but the site also owned
Tags: Tech, Pirate Bay, Fredrik Neij, PirateBay

Oracle's Bid for TikTok Is Down to the Wire and Also a Huge Mess

The Trump administration’s efforts to strong-arm Beijing-based ByteDance into selling its U.S. subsidiary TikTok to an American company are closing in, with enterprise software giant Oracle attempting to get regulators to clear a deal. Unsurprisingly, everyone involved is really making a garbage fire out of it.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Technology, China, Walmart, Cybersecurity, Beijing, Espionage, Donald Trump, Oracle, Trump, Tech Policy, Bytedance, Tiktok

TechCrunch statement on sweep at our venue

There have been a couple of articles published in the last two days reporting on an impromptu sweep that took place outside of a venue we are using for our TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco this week. We wanted to detail what we know about what happened and the steps that are being taken to make this right. This week we are hosting a virtual version of our TechCrunch Disrupt conference from a studio in San Francisco. In order to stage the show we rented a venue from a company ...
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Justice Department says WeChat users won’t be penalized under Trump’s executive order

In a Wednesday filing in federal court, the United States government said that users who use or download WeChat “to convey personal or business information” will not be subject to penalties under President Donald Trump’s executive order banning transactions with the Tencent-owned messaging app. Trump issued the executive order against WeChat on August 6, the same day he issued a similar one banning transactions with ByteDance, the parent company of TikTok, claiming national security concerns....
Tags: TC, Apps, China, Messaging, US, America, Tech, Policy, United States, Commerce, Facebook Messenger, Tencent, WeChat, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Justice Department

Best Prime Day Kindle Deals 2020: What to expect

If you're shopping for e-readers for family, as gifts for friends, or for yourself, be sure to take advantage of the Prime Day 2020 Kindle deals.
Tags: Deals, Android, Mobile, Kindle, Trends, Kindle deals, Prime Day 2020

Drones could enable daring prisoner escapes, officials warn

Government officials have warned that unless appropriate measures are taken, drones could one day enable prisoner escapes by airlifting convicts to freedom.
Tags: News, Prison, Trends, Drone, Drones, Jail

Sony's PlayStation 5 is coming on November 12 with a $400 digital edition and $500 standard model — limited preorders are now available at select retailers

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Sony Sony will launch the PlayStation 5 on November 12 with a $500 standard model and a $400 digital edition with no disc drive.Online preorders have already started showing up at select retailers, including Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart, but stock appears to be limited.Sony confirmed the PlayStation 5's price for the first time during a September showcase that included footage of "Final F...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, South Korea, Microsoft, Video Games, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Features, Playstation, Sony, Gran Turismo, Playstation Network, Psn, Gamestop, Miles Morales

Billions of Devices Vulnerable To New 'BLESA' Bluetooth Spoofing Attack

An anonymous reader writes: "Billions of smartphones, tablets, laptops, and IoT devices are using Bluetooth software stacks that are vulnerable to a new security flaw disclosed over the summer," reports ZDNet. Named BLESA (Bluetooth Low Energy Spoofing Attack), the vulnerability impacts devices running the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol, and affects the reconnection process that occurs when a device moves back into range after losing or dropping its pairing. A successful BLESA attack allows...
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TikTok: Trump questions Oracle deal if ByteDance keeps stake

President warns any agreement to continue operating in US must be ‘100% as far as national security is concerned’Donald Trump has questioned plans by the Chinese tech firm ByteDance to keep a majority stake in TikTok’s US operations as part of a “trusted technology deal” with Oracle.“Conceptually I can tell you that I don’t like that,” Trump told a news conference when asked about a reported proposal to give Oracle only a minority share. “I’m not prepared to sign off on anything. They’re going t...
Tags: Technology, US, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Oracle, Trump, Trump Administration, Bytedance, Tiktok

Best Prime Day MacBook deals 2020: What to expect

On the hunt for a MacOS laptop? Here are all the Prime Day MacBook deals we're expecting to see this year.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Computing, MacBook Air, Macbook Pro, MacBook deals, Prime Day 2020

Oculus Quest 2 Offers a More Powerful Standalone VR Headset For $299

Facebook has unveiled the Oculus Quest 2, including its release date and price, and it promises to be a big leap over the original. Android Authority reports: The second-generation standalone, Android-powered virtual reality headset will be available on October 13 starting at $299 for a model with 64GB of storage, a full $100 below the price of the first Quest. Pre-orders are open now. The Oculus Quest 2 is much more powerful than its predecessor, with a Snapdragon XR2 chip and 6GB of RAM instea...
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WeChat users in U.S. will not be penalized, says Justice Department

• Users who sued claim Trump's ban on WeChat prohibits "millions of WeChat users in the United States … from using the most popular social media space for Chinese speakers in the world." The Justice Department said on Wednesday that U.S.-based users of the Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat will not face civil or criminal penalties, even if the messaging app is banned as planned by the federal government next week. Last month, impeached president-in-name-only Donald Trump said all U.S. t...
Tags: Post, Business, Technology, News, China, San Francisco, Tech News, United States, Commerce, Tencent, WeChat, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Ross, Trump, Reuters

Daimler Shows Off Long-Range Hydrogen Semi, New Battery Truck

Daimler, which has worked on hydrogen technology for decades, is developing a fuel-cell semi with range of up to 600 miles per fueling and next-generation battery trucks amid intensifying competition to curb diesel and carbon exhaust from heavy-duty vehicles. Forbes reports: The German auto giant's truck unit showed off the Mercedes-Benz GenH2, a concept truck designed for long haul runs that will be tested by customers in 2023, at an event in Berlin Tuesday outlining steps it's taking to meet t...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Berlin, Tech, Paris, North America, Daimler, Forbes, Mercedes Benz, Martin Daum, Daimler Shows Off Long Range Hydrogen Semi

Apple iOS 14 surprise release brings Widgets, shocks developers

Apple has surprised customers with the announcement that a new operating system update will roll out this week that will change the way your iPhone or iPad look.Ordinarily a new version of iOS would come out around this time of... [Author: [email protected]]
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Lightspeed announces the launch of its Southeast Asia operations

Lightspeed’s Southeast Asia team: Akshay Bhushan, Marsha Sugana, Pinn Lawjindakul and Bejul Somaia Lightspeed Venture Partners announced the launch of its Southeast Asia operations today. Based out of the firm’s new regional headquarters in Singapore, Lightspeed’s team there will invest in startups throughout Southeast Asia from the three global funds it closed earlier this year, which total about $4 billion. The Southeast Asia team consists of partner Akshay Bhushan, who was a founding me...
Tags: TC, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Venture Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Flipkart, Lightspeed India, Lightspeed, Bhushan, Catterton, Bejul Somaia, Akshay Bhushan Marsha Sugana Pinn Lawjindakul, Bejul Somaia Lightspeed Venture Partners

Scientific American Endorses Joe Biden For Its First Presidential Endorsement In 175 Years

goombah99 shares a report from The Washington Post: Four years ago, the magazine flagged Donald Trump's disdain for science as "frightening" but did not go so far as to endorse his rival, Hillary Clinton. This year, its editors came to a different conclusion. "A 175-year tradition is not something you break lightly," editor in chief, Laura Helmuth told The Washington Post on Tuesday. "We'd love to stay out of politics, but this president has been so anti-science that we can't ignore it." In a no...
Tags: Tech, Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, Thorp, Scott Atlas, Holden Thorp, Laura Helmuth, Joe Biden goombah99

Safety Driver in Fatal Arizona Uber Self-Driving Car Crash Charged With Homicide

The back-up safety driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber test vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, in 2018 was charged with negligent homicide, prosecutors said. From a report: Rafael Vasquez, age 46, who is also known as Rafaela, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday after being charged in the death of Elaine Herzberg on Aug. 27, court records show. She was released pending trial set for February 2021. Herzberg died after she was struck while walking a bicycle across a str...
Tags: Tech, Tempe, Vasquez, Tempe Arizona, Rafaela, Herzberg, Elaine Herzberg, Rafael Vasquez, Fatal Arizona Uber

Prox helps influencers and experts make money by connecting with fans

If you’ve got a large online following, as well as knowledge that might be valuable to that audience, Prox is a startup currently in beta testing that’s building tools to help you make money. Michael Mathieu, formerly the CEO of YuMe, joined Prox as CEO in January. The goal, he told me, is to create an entire suite of “back office” tools for experts and influencers, but the company is starting out by offering an easy way to host one-on-one video sessions with fans and “knowledge seekers.” “Peopl...
Tags: Startups, TC, Media, Tech, Mathieu, YUME, Prox, Michael Mathieu, Nicole Healy, Matt Coalson

Daily Crunch: Facebook unveils the Oculus Quest 2

Facebook makes its next steps in VR, Apple releases iOS 14 and the PlayStation 5 gets a launch date. This is your Daily Crunch for September 16, 2020. The big story: Facebook unveils the Oculus Quest 2 Facebook announced the smaller, more affordable follow-up to the Oculus Quest VR headset launching on October 13 at a starting price of $299. At the same time, Lucas Matney has already tried out the device and sounded very impressed in his review: This is the most convincing argument Oculu...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Kerry Washington, Hardware, Drew Houston, China, Tech, Sony, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Houston, Cupertino, KKR, Lucas Matney, Amazon Music, South Korea China

The Majority of 18- To 29-Year-Olds In the US Are Now Living With Their Parents

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Axios: Nearly 30 million Americans are spending their 20s in the same place they spent their grade school years: at home with their parents. For the first time since the Great Depression, the majority of 18- to 29-year-olds have moved back home. Those living arrangements can come with a great deal of awkwardness and pain, but families across America are making the most of it. Reasons for moving home vary. The coronavirus recession has hit young people e...
Tags: US, America, Tech, Elsa Anschuetz

20 quotes from self-made billionaires that will change your outlook on money

Oprah Winfrey has some advice for you. AP/Themba Hadebe Anyone can build wealth, but your beliefs about money can affect how much wealth you'll build. Just consider the world's self-made billionaires — they got where they are today because of their attitudes toward money and success. These quotes about money from self-made billionaires are sure to inspire you. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Building wealth is possible regardless of your financial situation or education...
Tags: Google, Quotes, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Money, Microsoft, Washington Post, Ebay, Life, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Wealth, Features, Larry Page, Sheldon Adelson

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Tested: a Huge Leap Forward In Gaming Performance

MojoKid writes: NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang officially unveiled the GeForce RTX 30 series based on the company's new Ampere architecture a couple of weeks back. According to Huang, the GeForce RTX 30 series represents the greatest generational leap in the company's history and he claimed the GeForce RTX 3080 would offer double the performance of its predecessor. The embargo for GeForce RTX 3080 reviews just lifted and it seems NVIDIA was intent on making good on its claims. The GeForce RTX 3080 is t...
Tags: Tech, Nvidia, Amd, Gpu, Huang, Jensen Huang

Never mind that you can run Meet on any old computer, Google unveils specialised hardware for vid-chat plat

Ad giant takes aim at the meeting room – even though nobody's there Keen to remind everyone that Google Meet is still a thing in a world seemingly obsessed with Zoom, the Chocolate Factory has announced hardware for anyone trying to run its video conferencing service.…
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How Linux is Better (and other lies) (reddit)

I've been using Windows since about the Windows 95 era, so around when I was old enough to manipulate a mouse and keyboard. I recently tried some Linux distributions for the first time. I have some thoughts. This started out as a quarantine project, just something to play around with and tinker with during these endless hours at home. I tried several distros, including Ubuntu, Fedora, Mint, and Manjaro. The more I dug into this, I realized how much Windows has been suffering lately (for me) beca...
Tags: Google, News, Microsoft, Linux, Todoist, U/judd43

PlayVS is halfway to recruiting every state into its global esports community

Millions of high school kids play online multiplayer games, but they seldom have crosstown rivals in Fortnite or Valorant. PlayVS wants to make that happen with its platform for school-sponsored esports, and it’s growing like crazy, doubling its staff in the last year and putting thousands of schools on its platform. PlayVS connects online games with official school administration and branding, elevating esports from hobby to school-sponsored activity. “I think we’re building the biggest comp...
Tags: TC, Gaming, NFL, Tech, Nba, Cbs, Ncaa, Esports, Disrupt, Parnell, Fortnite, PlayVs, Delane Parnell, Disrupt 2020

JAWS architect Glen Gordon is joining Sight Tech Global, a virtual event Dec. 2-3

For people who are blind or visually impaired, JAWS is synonymous with freedom to operate Windows PCs with a remarkable degree of control and precision with output in speech and Braille. The keyboard-driven application makes it possible to navigate GUI-based interfaces of web sites and Windows programs. Anyone who has ever listened to someone proficient in JAWS (the acronym for “Job Access With Speech”) navigate a PC can’t help but marvel at the speed of the operator and the rapid fire machine-v...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Developer, Windows, Tech, Hack, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Voice, Ucla, Gordon, Web Accessibility, UCLA Anderson School, Vista Center, Sight Tech Global, Verizon Media Google Waymo Mojo Vision

Apple Bread Recipe

SIMPLE EASY Apple Bread Recipe 1 Can Apple Pie Filling, mashed! 1 Yellow Or Spice Cake Mix 4 eggs, Slightly Beaten 1 Cup Flour 1Tbsp Cinnamon 1 Medium Apple, Cored, Pealed & Chopped Whisk all dry ingredients, add wet ingredients. Fold in apples. Pour in 2 loaf pans greased. Sprinkle cinnamon & sugar on top. Bake in 350 degree oven for 35 to 45 minutes or done.
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Everything Store Becomes Everywhere Store

Ready for Amazon to get even more ubiquitous in your day to day life? The e-commerce giant is planning on opening 1,000 to 1,500 small distribution hubs in suburban areas across the country, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, in part spurred by major delays in shipping during the novel coronavirus pandemic.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Bloomberg, Retail, Land Use, E Commerce, Coronavirus, Coming To You Soon, Everything Store Becomes Everywhere Store, Ready for Amazon

How to reset and change your Gmail password if you've forgotten it, on desktop or mobile

It's easy to reset your Gmail password. Alexey Boldin/Shutterstock To reset your Gmail password, you'll need to select the "Forgot password" option on the login screen. Once you click this option, you'll be asked to provide Google with your recovery phone number or email — a link to reset your password will be sent to you. Once you reset your Gmail password, you'll need to create a new one. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. So you just found that your Gm...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Android, Gmail, Mac, Passwords, Trends, Pc, Password, Gmail Account, Tech Insider, Alexey Boldin Shutterstock, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference

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