Google: Google Insta-Highlights

BRIEF While many in Thailand use Google to search for answers they need, very few used the search engine to look for football related information. We wanted to show Thais that Google search was the easiest way to get in-depth real-time football information anytime. IDEA Due to being in a different time zone, most international matches happen late at night in Thailand. we used this opportunity to recreate late-night football matches as daily Insta...
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Facebook gives more details about its efforts against hate speech before Myanmar’s general election

About three weeks ago, Facebook announced will increase its efforts against hate speech and misinformation in Myanmar before the country’s general election on November 8, 2020. Today, it gave some more details about what the company is doing to prevent the spread of hate speech and misinformation. This includes adding Burmese language warning screens to flag information rated false by third-party fact-checkers. In November 2018, Facebook admitted it didn’t do enough to prevent its platform fr...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Apps, Asia, Southeast Asia, Tech, New York Times, Myanmar, Hate Speech, Sri Lanka, Misinformation, Buddhist, United Nations Human Rights Council, Natasha Lomas

Blizzard Co-Founder Mike Morhaime Launches New Gaming Endeavor Dreamhaven

Mike Morhaime, the cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, has launched a new game company called Dreamhaven, and it has established two new game studios: Moonshot and Secret Door. VentureBeat reports: The Irvine, California-based company is a pretty good clue that Morhaime and his wife Amy Morhaime weren't quite done with games when they left Activision Blizzard in 2018. Mike will be the CEO of Dreamhaven, while Amy will head operations. They have hired a number of (mostly former Blizzard) industr...
Tags: Tech, Seattle, World of Warcraft, Activision Blizzard, Blizzard Entertainment, Thompson, Amy, Mike, Irvine California, Hearthstone, Electronic Arts, Dodds, Mike Morhaime, Morhaime, Moonshot, Chayes

The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The Spymasters: How the CIA Directors Shape History and the Future by Chris Whipple

The Spymasters: How the CIA Directors Shape History and the Future by Chris Whipple From the New York Times bestselling author of The Gatekeepers, a remarkable, behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to run the world’s most powerful intelligence agency, and how the CIA is often a crucial counterforce against presidents threatening to overstep the powers of their office. Only eleven men and one woman are alive today who have made the life-and-death decisions that co...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Asia, Podcast, White House, Russia, New York City, America, Seo, United States, New York Times, Middle East, Showtime, Cia, Msnbc, Donald Trump

Google Pay, built for Singapore

When people in Singapore open the Google Pay app on their Android or iOS device, they’re met by some familiar sights—from the distinctive outlines of the Merlion and the Marina Bay Sands building to the island’s much-loved otters. The goal isn’t just to make Singaporeans feel at home. It’s part of a bigger effort to design Google Pay with local needs in mind.Our mission with Google Pay is to make money simple, secure and helpful for everyone. Singaporeans were already using Google Pay to tap ont...
Tags: Google, Singapore, Standard Chartered Bank, Marina Bay Sands, OCBC, Google in Asia, Shopping & Payments, Golden Village, Google Pay, Shaw Theatres, Patrick Teo, DBS Paylah, Standard Chartered Bank OCBC DBS Paylah

The Short Weird Life -- and Potential Afterlife -- of Quantum Radar

sciencehabit writes: A mini-arms race is unfolding in the supposed field of quantum radar, spurred by press reports in 2016 that China had built one -- potentially threatening the ability of stealthy military aircraft to hide from conventional radars. Governments around the world have tasked physicists to look into the idea. Whereas a conventional radar searches for objects by detecting pulse of microwaves reflected from them, quantum radar would utilize pulses of microwaves linked by a quantum ...
Tags: China, Tech

Lenovo to roll out Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS across nearly 30 ThinkPads, ThinkStations

First, Fedora, and now, Ubuntu Linux. Lenovo is getting serious about the Linux desktop, with support for almost 30 ThinkPads and ThinkStations.
Tags: Linux, Lenovo, Ubuntu Linux, Ubuntu Linux Lenovo

Screen Life Horror

Director Timur Bekmambetov coined the phrase “Screen Life” (usually used for a horror film) to describe an emerging form where the action takes place entirely on a screen of some kind. Computers, cell phones, laptops, whatever. A cousin of the Found Footage sub-genre, it shares many of the same strengths and weaknesses. A low budget approach with an eminently familiar aesthetic, it speaks to the unglamorous, unending march of technology, social media, and our compulsion to engage online. It’...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Movies, Elijah Wood, Sasha Grey, Wood, Hitchcock, Timur Bekmambetov, Nacho Vigalondo, Vigalondo, Joe Bob, Lake Mungo, 6 Weeks of Halloween, Berm Tech Industries Inc, Screen Life Horror Films Grand Piano, Gimicky

How to Add a Start Page Wallpaper in macOS Safari 14

Ahead of the release of macOS Big Sur, Apple has released the Safari 14 update for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave users, bringing with it a number of new features and improvements. One of the most dramatic changes is the overhauled Start Page, which now includes a browsing privacy report, iCloud tabs, Siri suggestions, and more. It also features several customizable options, such as the ability to choose your own Start Page wallpaper. My new Safari 14 enjoy with @dlanham wallpapers pic.t...
Tags: Apple, Siri, Safari, Catalina, Start Page, Macos Mojave, Macos Catalina, macOS Big Sur, Start Page Safari

T-Mobile Hits Back At AT&T and Verizon After Spectrum-Hoarding Accusations

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: T-Mobile US CEO Mike Sievert yesterday fired back at AT&T and Verizon, saying the carriers' complaints about T-Mobile obtaining more spectrum licenses show that they are afraid of competition. "The duopolists are scrambling to block this new competition any way they can... Suddenly in the unfamiliar position of not having a dominant stranglehold on the wireless market, and preferring not to meet the competitive challenge in the marketplace, ...
Tags: Verizon, Fcc, US, Tech, Ars Technica, Sprint, Federal Communications Commission, T Mobile, AT T, Columbia Capital, AT amp, AT T AT T, Mike Sievert, Sievert, Columbia Sievert

'Amnesia: The Dark Descent' and 'A Machine For Pigs' Are Now Open Source

Legendary horror game Amnesia: The Dark Descent and A Machine for Pigs is now open source, meaning that modders can dig in and see what lies underneath the hood of both games. Polygon reports: The full source code for The Dark Descent and A Machine for Pigs has been released on Github for folks who want to take a crack at modifying the game. It's relatively rare for developers to post their game codes themselves, though sometimes proprietary code can make its way online via leaks. "This doesn't ...
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The best iPad (2020) cases and covers

The new iPad (2020) is the cheap tablet of the moment, and an excellent choice if you want a large screen. Keep it protected with the best iPad (2020) cases.
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Mobile, Trends, Buying Guides, Accessory of the Week, iPad 2020

Best Prime Day iPhone deals 2020: What to expect

Everything we expect to see from 2020's Prime Day iPhone deals -- plus some early bargains you can grab now.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Trends, iPhone 11, iPhone deals, Iphone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, Prime Day 2020

ClassPass Founder Payal Kadakia Dances Into $8.6 Million L.A. Mansion

2020 may have scuttled scheduled gym sessions and fitness programs around the globe, but tech entrepreneur Payal Kadakia is keeping the workout going both professionally and personally. The ClassPass founder and chairman has swiftly adapted her company to a brave new normal — ClassPass was recently named the exclusive aggregator for all eight of Xponential […]
Tags: Los Angeles, Tech, Moguls, Keller Williams, Encino, Payal Kadakia, Rodeo Realty

Yokohama Gundam Mecha Now Truly a Mobile Suit

Yokohama Gundam Factory has started testing the RX-78 mobile statue from Mobile Suit Gundam on-site, showing off the capabilities of the life-sized mechanical model, the most impressive aspect likely being its movement. Videos captured by a Japanese Twitter user presenting some of the movements tests performed with the RX-78 Gundam at the Yokohama site:   […]
Tags: Technology, Anime, Mecha, Yokohama, Video Gallery, Mobile Suit Gundam, Yokohama Gundam Factory

2021 Subaru Outback: Trim Levels, Available Features & Pricing Info

Adding to its 2021 vehicle lineup, Subaru of America has recently announced its new Outback, which will be available in October. The 2021 Subaru Outback will remain nearly the same as the current model, after being completely redesigned for 2020. However, there will be a couple of distinct differences. New Safety Features The most distinctive feature on the 2021 Subaru Outback is the addition of the Steering Responsive LED headlights. Subaru has added the Steering Responsive headlights ...
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Tesla, Volvo, Ford and Mercedes sue US over 'unlawful' tariffs on Chinese parts

Major carmakers, including Elon Musk’s electric car company, say the levies imposed last year on crucial components were ‘arbitrary’Tesla, Volvo, Ford and Mercedes Benz have filed lawsuits against the Trump administration, aiming to end what Elon Musk’s electric car manufacturer called “unlawful” tariffs imposed on certain parts imported from China.The lawsuits, filed in New York this week, target the 25% tariffs imposed by the US trade representative on a list of products including spare parts ...
Tags: Elon Musk, New York, Technology, China, US, International Trade, Tesla, US news, Mercedes, Trump, Mercedes Benz, Volvo Ford, Tesla Volvo Ford

Researchers Found the Manual For the World's Oldest Surviving Computer

Researchers will be able to gain a deeper understanding of what's considered the world's oldest surviving (digital) computer after its long-lost user manual was unearthed. Engadget reports: The Z4, which was built in 1945, runs on tape, takes up most of a room and needs several people to operate it. The machine now takes residence at the Deutsches Museum in Munich, but it hasn't been used in quite some time. An archivist at ETH Zurich, Evelyn Boesch, discovered the manual among her father's docu...
Tags: Tech, World, Munich, Engadget, Association of Computing Machinery, Bruderer, Boesch, Deutsches Museum, ETH Zurich Evelyn Boesch, Herbert Bruderer Rene Boesch, Swiss Aeronautical Engineering Association, Institute for Aircraft Statics

Report: Apple’s iPhone 12 event will probably be on October 13

Apple had a plethora of devices to reveal last week, but one set of omissions stood out: for the first time in years, the company did not announce an iPhone in September. Just another consequence of coronavirus. Still, we do know the iPhone 12 is still on the way this year, and a variety of rumors have coalesced around one date: October 13. According to MacRumors, “an employee at a UK cellular carrier” shared the date with the publication, claiming Apple would launch pre-orders at the conclusion...
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How to update your AirPods with the latest firmware, and check which version is installed

It's easy to update your AirPods. Apple You can't update your AirPods manually, because they update automatically when a new update is available. Your AirPods will update automatically when they're in their charging case, the case is charging, and it's near your iPhone.  You can check what firmware version your AirPods are currently running in your iPhone's Settings app. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In an effort to make owning and maintaining your A...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Updates, Trends, Software Updates, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, AirPods, AirPods Pro, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To, Smartphones (Reference

Twitter To Start Testing Voice DMs

According to The Verge, Twitter says they will be testing voice DMs soon, after rolling out audio tweets for iOS in June. From the report: Brazil will be the first country included in that test. "We know people want more options for how they express themselves in conversations on Twitter -- both publicly and privately," [Alex Ackerman-Greenberg, product manager for direct messages at Twitter, said in a 20-second voice message]. Similar to voice tweets, voice messages have a bare-bones, simple ...
Tags: Twitter, Tech, Brazil, Alex Ackerman Greenberg

Feasting at the Officina della Bistecca

(Much of this article is derived from information in our free newsletter on the subject.Sign up here to get one ever couple of weeks or so) Fermentation was quite an important means of preservation in antiquity. What words do you hear most in the depiction of food and spirituality in southern Europe? Bread and wine, yeah? Substitute beer in the north, where wine grapes didn’t grow so well. Roman troops transported wine on their military campaigns, which gave them great benefit in that they did...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, US, America, Rome, Italy, Mussolini, Puglia, Emilia Romagna, Great Britain, Piemonte, Altamura, Italy Italy, DOP, Guido

Louisiana Shuts Down Voter Registration Site For 'Scheduled Maintenance' On National Voter Registration Day

mabu writes: National Voter Registration Day, earmarked to call attention to encouraging more people to register to vote, is a pinnacle of many state's voter registration drives. Unfortunately in the state of Louisiana, its secretary of state Kyle Ardoin, decided this was a great time to shut the web site down for "scheduled maintenance." As a result, people who tried to register to vote online, on one of the most visible days of the registration drive, were denied the ability. "Ardoin's apparen...
Tags: Tech, Gop, New Orleans, Louisiana, State, John Bel Edwards, NOLA, Baton Rouge, LaToya Cantrell, Kyle Ardoin, Ardoin

‘Fantastic Fungi’ Filmmakers on How the Pandemic Gave the Documentary a New Life

“Fantastic Fungi,”  a captivating and revealing new nature documentary from Moving Art, makes the case that the very essence of the world, humanity, of life and death, can be reduced to mushrooms. Cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg directs the docu, which is narrated by Brie Larson. Released in late 2019, the documentary now streaming on Apple TV […]
Tags: Apple, News, Brie Larson, Louie Schwartzberg, Fabulous Fungi

Lenovo Launches ThinkPad and ThinkStation PCs with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Lenovo and Canonical launched today personal computers from the ThinkPad and ThinkStation family that come preinstalled with the LTS (Long Term Support) version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system.
Tags: Linux, Lenovo, Ubuntu

Scribd on Tolino Vision 2

Hello everyone. This is my first time here, so I am sorry if I say anything dumb. So, I live in Brazil and really love to read on the Scribd app. After some reaseach, I found out that the Tolino e-reader can download the Scribd app, as well as the other e-reader apps, such as Kindle and so on. It was a bit of trouble to buy an Tolino - we have very stricted laws on importing, and also, real is not converting well. But it finally arrived today. The problem is, I can´t find where I can download...
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Former eBay workers to plead guilty to sending live spiders and cockroaches to couple that ran newsletter critical of eBay

"Four former employees of #eBay are scheduled to plead guilty on Oct. 8 at 2pm via zoom in federal court in #Boston," read a tweet on Wednesday from the official account of the U.S. attorney's office in Massachusetts. "The defendants are charged w/ participating in a cyberstalking campaign that targeted a Massachusetts couple." The four…
Tags: Post, Technology, News, Ebay, Boston, Massachusetts, Tech News, Cyberstalking

New report finds VC investment into ClimateTech growing five times faster than overall VC

VC and corporate investment into ClimateTech grew at a faster rate than overall VC investment as a whole between 2013 – 2019, according to a major new report — to the tune of $60 billion of early-stage capital. The new research by PwC (“The State of Climate Tech 2020“) found that although it’s still early days for ClimateTech in terms of the overall VC market (approx 6% of total capital invested in 2019), VC investment into the space is growing at a clip: it increased from $418 million per annum...
Tags: Energy, TC, Europe, UK, China, US, Tech, Earth, USV, Shanghai, CVC, San Francisco Bay, Celine Herweijer, Azeem Azhar, Greenhouse Gas GHG, Herweijer

New report finds VC investment into climate tech growing five times faster than overall VC

VC and corporate investment into climate tech grew at a faster rate than overall VC investment as a whole between 2013-2019, according to a major new report — to the tune of $60 billion of early-stage capital. The new research by PwC (“The State of Climate Tech 2020“) found that although it’s still early days for climate tech in terms of the overall VC market (approximately 6% of total capital invested in 2019), VC investment into the space is growing at a clip: it increased from $418 million pe...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, China, Tech, Earth, USV, Shanghai, Venture Capital, CVC, San Francisco Bay, Celine Herweijer, Bengaluru India, Azeem Azhar, Climate Tech, Greenhouse Gas GHG

Peterson Ventures, a firm that quietly backed Allbirds and Bonobos, just closed a $65 million fund

Peterson Ventures, a 12-year-old, Salt Lake City, Ut.-based seed-stage fund, has long operated fairly quietly, but many of its bets have become known brands in the respective worlds of consumer and enterprise software investing. Among these is the shoe company Allbirds; the men’s clothing company Bonobos (acquired a few years ago by Walmart); and Lucid Software, which closed its newest, $52 million round back in April. Thanks to a newly raised $65 million fund — more than double the size of its ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Utah, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Venture Capital, Josh Kopelman, Bonobos, Andy Dunn, Joel Peterson, Joel, Ben, Stanford GSB, Peterson, Weddington Way

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