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$1 Hearing Aid Could Treat Millions With Hearing Loss

Saad Bhamla, an undergraduate in Mumbai, India, has invented a do-it-yourself hearing aid made from inexpensive, easy-to-find parts. "At bulk rates, Bhamla says, it would cost just under $1 to make," reports Science Magazine. "But anyone with the freely available blueprints and a soldering iron can make their own for not much more -- maybe $15 or $20, Bhamla says." From the report: Inspired by his grandparents and a hearing-impaired colleague -- who is the first author on the new paper -- Bhamla...
Tags: Tech, United States, World Health Organization, Mumbai India, Saad Bhamla, Bhamla


Small business and Australia’s media bargaining code

In what has been an incredibly tough year, Australia’s small and medium businesses have kept our economic engine going—protecting jobs and providing vital services in their communities. Throughout this time, we’ve made sure business owners know Google’s tools and services are there to help. Small businesses are using our to advertise where they couldn’t before, and connecting with new customers via free listings on Search and Maps. We’ve also helped businesses operate online through national d...
Tags: Google, Small Business, Australia, Youtube, ACCC, Google in Asia, Daniel Petrie, COVID, Mel Silva, Mike Cannon Brooks Matt Barrie


Former Facebook Manager: 'We Took a Page From Big Tobacco's Playbook'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Speaking to Congress today, the former Facebook manager first tasked with making the company make money did not mince words about his role. He told lawmakers that the company "took a page from Big Tobacco's playbook, working to make our offering addictive at the outset" and arguing that his former employer has been hugely detrimental to society. His analogy continued: "Tobacco companies initially just sought to make nicotine more potent. But...
Tags: Facebook, Congress, Tech, Tim Kendall, Kendall, Big Tobacco, House Commerce


The Only Black Hole We've Ever Seen Has a Shadow That Wobbles

The supermassive black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy has a shadow crescent that moves, like a dancer in the dark. From a report: Over a year ago, scientists unleashed something incredible on the world: the first photo of a black hole ever taken. By putting together radio astronomy observations made with dishes across four continents, the collaboration known as the Event Horizon Telescope managed to peer 53 million light-years away and look at a supermassive black hole, which is 6.5 millio...
Tags: Tech, Einstein, Messier, Astrophysical Journal, Eht


Roli's $300 Light-Up Keyboard Is Like if Rock Band Taught You How to Play Piano

Sometimes when I’m scrolling through my timeline, it feels like I’m the only person who didn’t pick up a new hobby during quarantine. I’m not too proud to admit that, while others were busy learning to paint or knit or rollerskate, I was content scrolling through TikTok and sinking dozens of hours into Stardew Valley …Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Keyboards, Piano, Keyboard Apps, Roli, Lumi, Stardew Valley


Illinois Facebook Users Can Claim Up To $400 In Class-Action Suit

Facebook has settled a class action lawsuit that claimed the company collected and stored facial templates for its users between June 7, 2011, and Aug. 19, 2020, when the settlement was approved. "Individuals could be eligible for cash payouts of $200 to $400," reports Patch. From the report: In 2015, lawsuits were filed against Facebook over its use of "face tagging" feature. Plaintiffs claimed that Facebook was collecting biometric information ("face prints") without getting proper consent req...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Illinois, Edelson, James Donato, Illinois Facebook


Apple Cider Vinegar Shrub Set

Tart, fruity, and ultra refreshing, shrubs—sometimes called drinking vinegars—have been around since colonial days and are popular all over East Asia. Charlie Berkinshaw and Angela Hsu came up with their organic apple cider versions when Angela was pregnant. She craved a nonalcoholic mixer that had the complexity of a cocktail, was made with real ingredients, and didn't have a ton of sugar. This set includes three of their mouthwatering creations:Chai Pear: Perfectly balanced with just the right...
Tags: Apple, Shopping, Angela, Angela Hsu, East Asia Charlie Berkinshaw, Chai Pear


GeForce RTX 3090 Launched: NVIDIA's Biggest, Fastest Gaming GPU Tested

MojoKid writes: NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3090, which just launched this morning, is the single most powerful graphics card money can buy currently (almost). It sits at the top of NVIDIA's product stack, and according to the company, it enables new experiences like smooth 8K gaming and seamless processing of massive content creation workloads, thanks in part to its 24GB of on-board GDDR6X memory. A graphics card like the GeForce RTX 3090 isn't for everyone, however. Though its asking price is about a...
Tags: Tech, Nvidia, NDA


Google Meet and other Google services go down (Updated)

Google’s engineers aren’t having a good day today. This afternoon, a number of Google services went offline or are barely reachable. These services include Google Meet, Drive, Docs, Analytics, Classroom and Calendar, for example. While Google’s own status dashboards don’t show any issues, we’re seeing reports from around the world from people who aren’t able to reach any of these services. Best we can tell, these issues started around 6pm PT. It’s unusual for this number of Google servi...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Gmail, Analytics, Companies, X, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Websites, Classroom, San Francisco Bay Area, Google Meet, Google Meet Drive Docs Analytics Classroom


Writer Anand Giridharadas on tech’s billionaires: “Are they even on the same team as us?”

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, America’s roughly 640 billionaires have seen their fortunes soar by $845 billion in combined assets or 29% collectively, widening the already yawning gap between the very richest and the rest of the U.S. Many of those billions were made by tech founders, including Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk, whose companies have soared in value and, in tandem, their net worth. In fact, so much has been made so fast and by so few relatively, that ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Technology, Opinion, America, Social Media, Tech, Diversity, Earth, Rome, Policy, Netflix, New York Times, Billionaires


It's Not Just You, a Ton of Google Services Just Went Down

If you’ve been experiencing issues trying to access Google or YouTube, you’re not alone. Around 9 p.m. on Thursday evening, tons of users worldwide reported problems with Google and the many services under the tech giant’s umbrella, including Google Drive, Gmail, Stadia, the Play Store, and even Nest.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Maps Navigation


It's Not Just You, a Ton of Google Services Just Went Down (Update: Phew, They're Back Up)

If you’ve been experiencing issues trying to access Google or YouTube, you’re not alone. Around 9 p.m. ET on Thursday evening, tons of users worldwide reported problems with Google and the many services under the tech giant’s umbrella, including Google Drive, Gmail, Stadia, the Play Store, and even Nest.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Maps Navigation


The eSIM maker powering Xiaomi’s IoT devices raises $15M

Connectivity is vital to a future managed and shaped by smart hardware, and Chinese startup Showmac Tech is proposing eSIMs as the infrastructure solution for seamless and stable communication between devices and the service providers behind. Xiaomi accepted the proposition and doled out an investment for the startup’s angel round in 2017. Now Showmac has convinced more investors to be onboard as it banked close to 100 million yuan ($15 million) in a Series A+ round led by Addor Capital with ...
Tags: TC, China, Funding, Tech, Beijing, Xiaomi, Shenzhen, Ggv Capital, Liu, eSIM, Lily Liu, Luckin, Showmac Tech, Showmac, Addor Capital


Apple Acquired Podcast App Scout FM Earlier This Year

In order to continue improving its Podcast offerings experience, Apple earlier this year purchased podcast app Scout FM, reports Bloomberg. The website for Scout FM is now defunct, but it was available on iPhones, Android devices, and Amazon smart speakers. Scout FM generated podcast stations covering various topics, similar to a radio station but for a podcast experience. A person could select a specific topic and then find podcasts related to that topic, with the service also offering up r...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Bloomberg, Alexa, Apple acquisition, Bloomberg Scout FM


Fanatiz adds Inter TV and Lazio TV to Club Italia streaming package

Fanatiz has announced the addition of Inter TV and Lazio TV to their streaming service’s lineup. The two channels are currently available on the network’s Club Italia package. Along with RAI TV, an Italian network that airs a mixture of news, dramas, documentaries, and a few Italian-language Serie A matches per week, the three Italian-language bundled channels currently cost $7.99 per month on Fanatiz. A 7-day free trial is available. “We strive to provide the best in sports content to our sub...
Tags: Apple, US, Sport, Soccer, Brazil, Inter Milan, Latin America, Lazio, Rai TV, Inter TV, Leagues: Serie A, Fanatiz, Club Italia, Matias Rivera Fanatiz, Lazio TV to Club Italia, Lazio TV


Someone Is Anonymously Mailing Creepy QAnon Propaganda to Minneapolis Residents

Someone is mailing QAnon-themed material to residents of Minneapolis suburbs, the Intercept reported on Thursday, and it’s not clear who’s doing it or why.Read more...
Tags: Security, Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, Minneapolis, Social Media, Conspiracy Theories, Nextdoor, 2020 Elections, QAnon


Daily Crunch: Amazon unveils its own game-streaming platform

Amazon announces a new game service and plenty of hardware upgrades, tech companies team up against app stores and United Airlines tests a program for rapid COVID-19 testing. This is your Daily Crunch for September 24, 2020. The big story: Amazon unveils its own game-streaming platform Amazon’s competitor to Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud is called Luna, and it’s available starting today at an early access price of $5.99 per month. Subscribers will be able to play games across PC, Mac and...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Gaming, Facebook, Europe, Microsoft, India, Linkedin, Tech, EK, Myanmar, Daniel Ek, United, United Airlines, Luna, Alex Wilhelm


Universal Basic Income Gains Support In South Korea After COVID-19

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Nikkei Asian Review: The debate on universal basic income has gained momentum in South Korea, as the coronavirus outbreak and the country's growing income divide force a rethink on social safety nets. The concept was thrust into the spotlight in the country when Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung proposed a basic income of 500,000 won ($430) a year per person this year. He aims to gradually expand the figure until it reaches 500,000 won a month -- rough...
Tags: South Korea, Tech, Lee, Gyeonggi Province, Gyeonggi Province Gov Lee Jae


You can now return Apple’s Solo Loop for a new size, without sending back the Watch

Call it Apple Bandgate, if you must. It’s the latest online dustup, following Apple’s recent Watch Series 6 release. The announcement of the Solo Loop was more or less glossed over during last week’s big event, because, well, watch bands don’t often take center stage at hardware events. As is often the case, retail availability was quickly followed by purchaser returns. That happens just about any time a new product is released, of course, but things were complicated here for a couple of reas...
Tags: Apple, Wearables, Hardware, Tech, Apple Watch, Apple Apple


New Images Leak of iPhone 12 Braided USB-C to Lightning Cable (mac rumors)

Rumors suggest Apple's upcoming iPhone 12 models will ship with a new Lightning to USB-C cable that includes a braided fabric design. Images of the purported cables were leaked in July, and today leaker Mr White has shared new images that give us a closer look at what we might get included in the ‌iPhone 12‌ box. The photos show a USB-C to Lightning cable with a clearly braided design rather than the standard non-fabric design of the current cables. Braided cable designs have the potential ...
Tags: Apple, News, Eu, Lightning, Tim Hardwick, Mr White


Anduril among companies tapped to build the Air Force’s ‘internet of things’ for war

Palmer Luckey’s young defense company has been selected by the Air Force for work on a cutting-edge, multibillion dollar nervous system for war. Luckey announced the news that Anduril was one of the selected vendors for the project, known as the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), on his Twitter account Thursday. Over the last four months, the Air Force named more than 50 different vendors who would work on developing the system, giving each the chance to receive from $1,000 to $950 millio...
Tags: TC, Tech, Department Of Defense, Marine Corps, Customs, Air Force, Defense Department, Amazon Web Services, Palmer Luckey, Trump, Border Protection, Luckey, Trump Administration, ABMs, Anduril, Joint All Domain Command


The Eighth-Gen iPad hits a home run with a faster processor and an approachable design

At this point, overhauling the iPad would be like reinventing the wheel. So, with the brand-new eighth-gen iPad (starting at $329), Apple continues to finesse it.
Tags: Apple, Cnn


Free VPNs are bad for your privacy

VPNs are in high demand as Americans scramble to keep access to TikTok and WeChat amid a looming government ban. There are dozens of free VPNs out there that promise to protect your privacy by keeping you anonymous on the internet and hiding your browsing history. Don’t believe it. Free VPNs are bad for you. The internet is a hostile place for the privacy-minded. Internet providers can sell your browsing history, governments can spy on you and tech titans collect huge amounts of data to track yo...
Tags: Security, Wtf, Privacy, Internet, Tech, Computing, Web Services, Vpn, Streaming Services, Digital Ocean, Don, Romain Dillet, Algo, Nick Selby, Internet Traffic, Amazon Web Services Microsoft


Don’t buy the hype: Free VPNs are bad for your privacy

VPNs are in high demand as Americans scramble to keep access to TikTok and WeChat amid a looming government ban. There are dozens of free VPNs out there that promise to protect your privacy by keeping you anonymous on the internet and hiding your browsing history. Don’t believe it. Free VPNs are bad for you. The internet is a hostile place for the privacy-minded. Internet providers can sell your browsing history, governments can spy on you, and tech titans collect huge amounts of data to track y...
Tags: Security, Wtf, Privacy, Internet, Tech, Computing, Web Services, Vpn, Director, Streaming Services, Digital Ocean, Don, Romain Dillet, Algo, Nick Selby, Internet Traffic


Customer Service Excellence In A Pandemic Era

by Joanna Swash, CEO of Moneypenny In business, a crisis like COVID 19 forces us to be creative, innovate, adapt, and do things differently. It allows us to become better at what we do, whether we are a start-up and SME or a multi-national. Whatever your size, here are 5 tips to ensure you deliver exceptional customer service during these unsettling times: Use your data to make informed decisions. It’s more important than ever to analyze your business data pre- and post- COVID. For example, a...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Microsoft, Customer Service, Moneypenny, Charleston USA, Business Advice, Professionalisms, COVID, Joanna Swash


Amazon Alexa Can Now Immediately Delete Your Voice Recordings

Amazon appears to be making good on its effort to keep tightening privacy for its Alexa-powered devices, even after the hot-button issue has cooled down this year. From a report: The most notable change is a new option to automatically delete your voice recordings immediately after they are processed by Alexa. A written transcript of these recordings will still be available for 30 days but can be deleted anytime you want. This feature, which is available starting Thursday, builds on Amazon's oth...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Alexa, Amazon Alexa


Fitbit Sense review

The Versa helped Fitbit reverse its fortunes after a long, gradual slide. The company was slow to embrace the smartwatch, and stumbled somewhat out of the gate with the Ionic. But the Versa found a perfect sweet spot that build atop generations of wearable health knowhow, key acquisitions like Pebble and a pricing sweet spot at $200. In fact, other big-name smartwatch makers like Apple and Samsung have since followed suit, offering up more budget-friendly approaches to the category. The moves...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Wearables, Hardware, Smartwatch, Samsung, Tech, Fda, Fitbit, Pebble, Brian Heater, Versa, Fitbit Sense, Brian Heater While Fitbit


The best iOS 14 tips and tricks

There are tons of new features in iOS 14, and they are working fairly well so far. We offer some tips and tricks for taking advantage of them.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Apple iOS 14


Justice Dept. expected to file antitrust action vs. Google

The Justice Department is expected to bring an antitrust action against Google in coming weeks, focusing on its dominance in online search and whether it was used to stifle competition and hurt consumers, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press Thursday. The department also is examining Google’s online advertising practices, said the person, who could not discuss an ongoing investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Antitrust officials at the department bri...
Tags: Google, News, Justice Department, The Associated Press, Justice Dept


Apple Fitness+: Everything You Need to Know About Apple's Upcoming Workout Service

Apple alongside the Apple Watch Series 6 unveiled Apple Fitness+, a new Apple service that's designed to help Apple Watch owners keep fit through a series of guided workouts across multiple workout categories. Our Apple Fitness+ guide covers everything that we know about the new Fitness+ service, which is set to launch later this year. Apple Fitness+ Explained Apple Fitness+ is an Apple Watch-focused home workout program that guides you through various workouts, complementing the fitness-...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Australia, United States, Apple Watch, Apple Fitness, Mega Guides, Apple Watch fitness, Apple One, Apple Fitness Plus, Treadmill Walk Treadmill, Rowing Treadmill Walk Treadmill Run, Apple Music Integration Fitness, Weekly Content Updates Apple, UK New Zealand Ireland Canada



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