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Google: Black Trans Lives Matter

In 2019, the American Medical Association classified violence against transgender people in the U.S. as an epidemic. According to the Human Rights Campaign, as of July 2020 at least 26 transgender people have been killed, already surpassing the total from last year. The majority of these victims are Black trans women. Many deaths also go unreported, and victims are often misgendered. Google Trends data reveals the extent to which America is searching to understand this crisis;...
Tags: Google, Advertising, America, American Medical Association


With New Security and Free Internet Issues, What Did the TikTok Deal Really Achieve?

Though the U.S. government averted a shutdown of TikTok through a new Oracle/Walmart partnership, that leaves much bigger questions unresolved. The biggest issue may be that banning apps "defeats the original intent of the internet," argues the New York TImes. "And that was to create a global communications network, unrestrained by national borders." "The vision for a single, interconnected network around the globe is long gone," Jason Healey, a senior research scholar at Columbia University's S...
Tags: New York, Microsoft, Stanford, China, America, Tech, Walmart, Beijing, United States, Times, Oracle, Trump, Hoover Institution, Jason Healey, Mr Trump, Zhang Yiming


Happy Marvin user with one n00b Q re highlighting text

I've now read thousands of pages with Marvin, and am completely happy with it. One thing though that I'm a little curious about, is whether I can somehow highlight and "remember" favourite passages from a book, i.e. highlight a wonderful sentence or useful fact while reading, and then later browse a list of all my highlighted text passages. I did try highlighting, for fun, but got a bit confused as Marvin seemed to want to translate or do dictionary lookup for me, which wasn't my intention. I...
Tags: Apple, Google, Books, Marvin


This leather-adorned 3-in-1 wireless charging station will keep your Apple products eternally juiced

With more and more of our everyday carry items needing a steady supply of power, it's worth considering some easy daily solutions for keeping all of those devices charged up at a moment's notice. If you're an Apple acolyte, that could mean you've got an iPhone, AirPods and an Apple Watch on you at virtually… Read More
Tags: Apple, Post, News, Shop


iOS 14 Widgets Offer iPhone Users Creative Home Screen Ideas

In iOS 14, Apple introduced ‌the concept of Home Screen‌ widgets, which provide information from apps at a glance. Widgets can be pinned to the Home Screen in various spots and sizes, allowing for many different layouts. Despite the relative lack of 3rd party widgets at launch, iOS users around the world have been busy customizing their home screens and sharing their work with others. Spent about an hour on mine 😅 pic.twitter.com/BLMfFl2njq— Ben Zhu (@BenZhu8) September 20, 2020 (Besi...
Tags: Apple, Air Travel, Free, Widgets, IAP, Ios 14, Ben Zhu, IMDB Google, Widgetsmith, Forecast Bar Weather Radar Free, IAP Mooncast, Weather Channel Free, VectorVest Stock Advisory Stock


Could Open Source Licensing Stop Big Pharma Profiteering On Taxpayer-Funded Covid-19 Vaccines?

Two professors at the University of Massachusetts have co-authored a new essay explaining how open source licensing "could keep Big Pharma from making huge profits off taxpayer-funded research" in the international, multi-billion-dollar race for a Covid-19 vaccine: The invention of the "General Public License," sometimes referred to as a viral or reciprocal license, meant that should an improvement be made, the new software version automatically inherits the same license as its parent. We belie...
Tags: Tech, Big Pharma, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, University of Massachusetts, General Public License, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Initiatives


Here’s how much you save by signing up for Apple One

Apple One is arriving to bundle multiple Apple services like Apple Music, Arcade, and TV+ as one. Yes, you can save money doing that -- here's exactly how much!
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Computing, Buying Guides, Movies & TV, Apple One, Apple One savings, Apple One tiers, how much does Apple One save, is Apple One worth it, Apple Music Arcade


Instagram is working to open up messaging to third parties

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for September 21. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: Instagram eyes big push into messaging with API, Oracle becomes a minority investor in TikTok, and how big brands are taking marketing in-house. Instagram chief Adam Mosseri Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Instagram is b...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hollywood, Instagram, Nbc, China, US, Trends, CMO, Netflix, Oracle, Forrester, Trump, Manhattan New York, Coors, Tony Weisman


Bill Gates vs. Steve Jobs: the Books They Recommended

Slashdot has featured "the 61 books Elon Musk has recommended on Twitter" as well as the 41 books Mark Zuckerberg recommended on Facebook. Both lists were compiled by a slick web site (with Amazon referrer codes) called "Most Recommended Books." But they've also created pages showing books recommended by over 400 other public figures — incuding Bill Gates and the late Steve Jobs — which provide surprisingly revealing glimpses into the minds of two very different men. Here's some of the highlig...
Tags: Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Tech, Bill Gates, Slashdot


Senate’s encryption backdoor bill is ‘dangerous for Americans,’ says Rep. Lofgren

A Senate bill that would compel tech companies to build backdoors to allow law enforcement access to encrypted devices and data would be “very dangerous” for Americans, said a leading House Democrat. Law enforcement frequently spars with tech companies over their use of strong encryption, which protects user data from hackers and theft, but the government says makes it harder to catch criminals accused of serious crime. Tech companies like Apple and Google have in recent years doubled down on...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Congress, Attorney General, Government, Senate, Tech, Encryption, Cryptography, Fbi, Law Enforcement, United States, House, Silicon Valley, Crypto Wars


Newly-Released Trove of Recordings from the 1980s Includes Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak (slashdot)

"Steve Jobs is now known for revolutionizing just about every part of the tech world, but back in 1988, he was perhaps best known for getting fired," remembers SFGate: In his first product reveal since his dismissal from Apple in 1985, Jobs unveiled a new project called NeXT at a meeting of the Boston Computer Society. An audio recording of the event was unearthed and released as part of a trove of early tech recordings released by Charles Mann, as reported in an extensive feature by Fast Compan...
Tags: Apple, News, Steve Jobs, John Sculley, Boston, New York City, Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Sony, Mann, Wozniak, Harry McCracken, Bill Atkinson, Timothy Leary, Alan Kay, Woz


Thanks to Google, app store monopoly concerns have now reached India

Last week, as Epic Games, Facebook, and Microsoft continued to express concerns about Apple’s “monopolistic” hold over what a billion people can download on their iPhones, a similar story unfolded in India, the world’s second largest internet market, between a giant developer and the operator of the only other large mobile app store. Google pulled Paytm, the app from India’s most valuable startup, off of the Play Store on Friday. The app returned to the store eight hours later, but the contro...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Apps, Asia, Instagram, Microsoft, China, India, US, Tech, Walmart, Ben Thompson, Silicon Valley, Play Store, New Delhi


Get A Free Sample Of My Way By Giorgio Armani

A free sample offer for a Giorgio Armani fragrance called My Way is available at the moment. However, there is no direct link. This is a free sample offer from TopBox Circle like many others, but you have to come across this offer with the sign up button as you see in the picture through your social media accounts. To get this ad to show up in your Facebook or Instagram feed you can do several things. You can Google the fragrance, or Giorgio Armani, you can like the Facebook page, you can follo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Shopping, Canada, Free Stuff, Giorgio Armani, Canadian Freebies, Canadian Deals & Coupons, Canadian Free Samples, Topbox Circle


Maybe CS Class Isn't the Best Way To Expose Most Kids To CS

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: "If we want all students to learn computer science (CS for All), we have to go to where the students are," writes University of Michigan Grand Valley State University CS Professor Mark Guzdial. "Unfortunately, that's not computer science class. In most US states, less than 5% of high school students take a course in computer science. "Programming is applicable and useful in many domains today, so one answer is to use programming in science, mathematics,...
Tags: US, Tech, Northwestern University, Slashdot, NSF, Mark Guzdial, Guzdial, CS America s National Science Foundation NSF, Tamara Shreiner, Marcelo Worsley


Browser Extension uMatrix Ends Active Development

Slashdot reader Hmmmmmm quotes Ghacks: Raymond Hill, known online as gorhill, has set the status of the uMatrix GitHub repository to archived; this means that it is read-only at the time and that no updates will become available. The uMatrix extension is available for several browsers including Firefox, Google Chrome, and most Firefox and Chromium-based browsers. It is a privacy and security extensions for advanced users that provides firewall-like capabilities when it is installed... Hill sug...
Tags: Firefox, Tech, Hill, Firefox Google, Raymond Hill


How to use iPadOS 14’s Scribble feature

iPadOS 14 has landed, and one of the new features that's caught our eye is Scribble. Here's how to write in any text box on your iPad using an Apple Pencil.
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Scribble, Ipados 14, Apple September 2020


Are Tesla's Data-Gathering Cars Secretly Improving Autopilot's Algorithms?

"When the history of autonomous cars is written, the winner will be Tesla," speculates long-time technology pundit Robert Cringely. "Heck, I think they've already won." But his article includes a disclaimer that it's "based pretty much on logic, not knowledge, which is to say I might again be too frigging stupid to read, much less write." Tesla has more than a million data-gathering devices on the roads. We call them cars. Tesla cars have no LIDAR but they have eight cameras and RADAR. Every...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Elon, Cringely, Robert Cringely


Eddie Murphy Gets His First Emmy Ever for Hosting ‘SNL’, ‘The Last Dance’ and Ludwig Göransson Are Winners Too

With the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards airing tonight on ABC, the Creative Arts Emmys wrapped up their awards ceremonies last night with the final round of winners, and there were several victors that we thought were worth celebrating. Eddie Murphy walked away with his first Emmy win ever for his celebrated stint hosting Saturday Night Live last year. On top of that, the Star Wars series The Mandalorian took home two more trophies, Maya Rudolph won her second Emmy of the week, Rick and Morty toppe...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Nbc, Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert, Abc, John Oliver, Amy Schumer, Amc, Disney, Awards, America, Joe Biden


Google brings back humans to take over moderating YouTube content from A.I.

More human moderators are going back to work to oversee YouTube content, taking over from automated systems that admittedly took down some videos erroneously.
Tags: Google, News, Youtube, Trends, Social Media, Content Moderators, Breaking Twitter


How FaZe Clan is continuing to lead the esports world

The esports world is evolving quickly and so are the professional organizations that drive it. FaZe Clan is among the world’s most popular. At TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 we talked to FaZe Clan CEO Lee Trink, investor Troy Carter, and Nick Kolcheff, better known as NICKMERCS, about the shifting industry landscape. Carter first explained the motivation behind his interest in investing in FaZe Clan. “My diligence in this process was different from the diligence that I usually do in companies becaus...
Tags: TC, Youtube, Tech, Esports, Troy Carter, Jordan Crook, Carter, Tenny, Lee Trink, Trink, NickMercs, Kolcheff, Faze Clan, Disrupt 2020, Nick Kolcheff, eSports Turner


Original Content podcast: ‘Wireless’ shows off Quibi’s Turnstyle technology

“Wireless” is probably the best showcase so far for Quibi’s Turnstyle technology. That’s the technology that allows the streaming video app to switch seamlessly between landscape and portrait mode depending on the orientation of your phone. With other Quibi shows, you’re essentially getting two views of the same footage — but with “Wireless” (which is executive produced by Steven Soderbergh), you’re switching between traditional cinematic footage (in landscape) and a view of the protagonist’s ph...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Wireless, Steven Soderbergh, Facetime, Sheridan, Tye Sheridan, Original Content Podcast, Wechter, Quibi, Zach Wechter, Jack Seidman


COVID-19 Vaccines: Open Source Licensing Could Keep Big Pharma from Making Huge Profits off Taxpayer-Funded Research

Governments must embrace policies that promote sharing and collective invention to create and distribute a vaccine quickly.
Tags: Tech, Big Pharma


Help! I am a beginner cast iron user.

I've always had an appreciation for cast iron. My family has used it for years, not exclusively mind you, but I've never really been taught to properly cook and build up the seasoning on cast iron. I eventually decided to make an investment in cookware that should last practically forever, so after checking out reviews I decided to buy some new Stargazer skillets. It was between that brand, Field Company, orgetting some old Griswolds and restoring them. I elected to get the Stargazer skillets (o...
Tags: Google, Weapon, Food and water, Field Company


America's Air Force Secretly Designed, Built, and Flew a Brand-New Fighter Jet

"The U.S. Air Force revealed this week that it has secretly designed, built, and tested a new prototype fighter jet," reports Popular Mechanics: According to Defense News, the Air Force developed the new fighter in about a year — a staggeringly short amount of time by modern standards. The Air Force first developed a virtual version of the jet, and then proceeded to build and fly a full-sized prototype, complete with mission systems... It took the Air Force just one year to get to the point with...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, America, Tech, Air Force, Roper, U S Air Force, Defense News, Will Roper, Air Force for Acquisition Technology and Logistics, NGAD, Air Dominance NGAD


US Judge Blocks Attempt to Ban WeChat

"The popular Chinese messaging and payments app WeChat looks like it might still be available in the U.S. beyond Sunday night, after all," reports the Street: U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler of San Francisco stopped the Trump administration from forcing Apple and Alphabet to take the Tencent Holdings' messaging app offline for downloading by late Sunday, according to a report from Reuters. The decision — which also blocks other restrictions imposed by the U.S. government on the app — follow...
Tags: Apple, US, San Francisco, Tech, Tencent Holdings, Trump, Reuters, Commerce Department, U S Commerce Department, Laurel Beeler


Lenovo Canada End of Summer Clearance Sale: Save 69% off 14″ ThinkPad T495s Laptop with Coupon Code + More Deals

Lenovo Canada has a great Sale available now, where you can save up to 69% off + an extra 5% – 15% off great deals on PCs, Accessories & Tech! Weekend Sale: Get an Extra 10% Off Most Think PCs! Use code SUMMER10 (09/18-09/20) End of Summer Clearance Sale: Summer Clearance! Get Up to 69% OFF PCs, Electronics, & More! (09/21-27) Get $480 Off 15″ Legion 5i Gaming Laptop with i7, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD+512GB SSD, NVIDIA GTX 1660, Now $1,479.99! Use code SUMMERCLEARANCE1 (09/14-27) Get $430 off 15″ Leg...
Tags: Google, Shopping, Canada, Nvidia, Lenovo, Intel Core, Canadian Deals & Coupons, Canadian Discount Coupons Canada, Canadian Daily Deals, RYZEN, Lenovo Canada, HOTNANODEAL, Canada Lenovo Pro SMB Store, EXTRAFIVE, Lenovo Canada End, THINKDEAL


How to use iOS 14’s App Library

The App Library is one of iOS 14's most useful new features, letting you hide away apps you don't use very often. Here's how to use and make the most of it.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Ios 14, App Library, Apple iOS 14


Trump administration’s WeChat ban is blocked by U.S. district court

A few days ago, the U.S. Commerce Department published a series of rules that aimed to block the downloading of TikTok and WeChat by American users, following an executive order signed by President Trump back in August. TikTok got a last minute reprieve yesterday following its signing of an investment and cloud services deal with Oracle and Walmart, which delayed the implementation of its download ban at least for a week. However, WeChat was effectively going to be shut down today, with a ban...
Tags: Apps, Australia, Government, China, US, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Policy, United States, Commerce, Tencent, WeChat, Oracle, Tencent Holdings, Trump


Chinese Intelligence Compiles 'Vast Database' About Millions Around the World

Australia's national public broadcaster ABC reports: A Chinese company with links to Beijing's military and intelligence networks has been amassing a vast database of detailed personal information on thousands of Australians, including prominent and influential figures. A database of 2.4 million people, including more than 35,000 Australians, has been leaked from the Shenzhen company Zhenhua Data which is believed to be used by China's intelligence service, the Ministry of State Security. Zhenhu...
Tags: Facebook, Abc, Australia, China, US, Tech, Beijing, Malaysia, Ibm, Chinese communist party, Canberra, Papua New Guinea, Shenzhen, People s Liberation Army, Cambridge Analytica, Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Instagram


Is Momentum Growing for Universal Basic Incomes?

"A successful basic-income trial in Stockton, California, has inspired a chain of similar pilots in other cities," reports Business Insider: The city council of Saint Paul, Minnesota, voted to approve funding for a pilot there on Wednesday. The program is set to begin this fall and will give up to 150 low-income families $500 per month for up to 18 months — no strings attached... "I think there's a budding realization that not only is this a good thing for us to try, but that we may not have any...
Tags: Tech, Atlanta, Uganda, Finland, Jack Dorsey, Pittsburgh, Ontario, St Paul, Carter, Stockton California, Saint Paul Minnesota, Melvin Carter, Chicago Newark



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