If Your iPhone’s Battery Is Evaporating With iOS 14, You Are Not Alone

Apple’s new iOS 14 has brought iPhone users a trove of wonders. But one cannot have wonders without some bugs. So if you recently noticed that your iPhone seems to suffer massive battery drain after upgrading to iOS 14, we want you to know it’s not just you. And rest assured, there’s a way to fix it, but it’ll require…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Bugs, Battery Life, Applewatch, Ios 14

Google Is Building a Special Android Security Team to Hunt Bugs in Sensitive Apps

"Google is hiring to create a special Android security team that will be tasked with finding vulnerabilities in highly sensitive apps on the Google Play Store," reports ZDNet: "As a Security Engineering Manager in Android Security... Your team will perform application security assessments against highly sensitive, third party Android apps on Google Play, working to identify vulnerabilities and provide remediation guidance to impacted application developers," reads a new Google job listing poste...
Tags: Google, Google Play Store, Tech, COVID

Apple Confirms Serious New Problems For iPhone Users

Apple has warned iPhone owners of serious new problems and the only fix is to erase everything...
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Could Our Entire Reality Be Part of a Simulation Created by Some Other Beings?

Sam Baron, associate professor at Australian Catholic University, focuses on the connection between key topics in the philosophy of mathematics and the philosophy of time concerning temporal ontology. In a recent article in Gizmodo, he answers the ultimate question: Could our entire reality be part of a simulation created by some other beings? Let's assume these extraterrestrial beings have a computer on which our universe is being "simulated". Simulated worlds are pretend worlds — a bit like...
Tags: Tech, Baron, University of Oxford, Gizmodo, Bostrom, Nick Bostrom, Australian Catholic University, Sam Baron

Harvard Professor Challenges 'The Meritocratic Hubris of Elites'

"Universities have been conscripted as the arbiters of opportunity, as the dispensers of the credentials, as the sorting machine," warns a Harvard political philosopher, in a new interview in the Chronicle of Higher Education titled "The Insufferable Hubris of the Well-Credentialed." The meritocratic hubris of elites is the conviction by those who land on top that their success is their own doing, that they have risen through a fair competition, that they therefore deserve the material benefit...
Tags: Stanford, Tech, Harvard, Chronicle of Higher Education

YouTube 4K has now come to Apple TV, iPhone and iPad, but no HDR or 60fps on TV

Maybe you’ll need a new Apple TV for that
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Hydrogen-Powered Train Makes Its First Trip in the UK

"Trials of a hydrogen-powered train are underway in the U.K.," reports CNBC: The HydroFLEX train — which has been developed by a team from the University of Birmingham and Porterbrook, a rolling stock firm — uses a fuel-cell which combines hydrogen and oxygen to generate electricity, heat and water... It's hoped that the technology will be available to retrofit trains already in use by the year 2023... Wednesday's news comes at the end of a month that's seen several interesting developments in...
Tags: UK, England, Tech, Airbus, Cnbc, University of Birmingham, Lower Austria, Austrian Federal Railways, Porterbrook

We Have a Date: Google, Facebook, and Twitter CEOs Will Testify Before Congress on Oct. 28

Less than a week before the 2020 presidential election, three of the biggest names in tech—Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey—will testify before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation about a longstanding law that protects websites from liability…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, Science, Congress, Senate, Social Media, House Of Representatives, Antitrust, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Google Facebook, Tech Policy

Microsoft Office 365 Experienced Two Major Outages Within 3 Days

On Monday long-time Slashdot reader TorinEdge wrote that Microsoft "appears to have botched an internal Office365 cloud services rollout today, with outages confirmed up and down the West Coast of North America. Confirmed roll backs were good early omens, but in the end did not appear to be successful... Symptoms may include: All 365-related services flaking out, borking, alternately approving logins and confirming they definitely do not exist." CRN reported service was impacted for five hours....
Tags: Microsoft, Wikipedia, Tech, West Coast, North America, Slashdot, CRN, Google G Suite, TorinEdge

Will New Object Storage Protocol Mean the End For POSIX?

"POSIX has been the standard file system interface for Unix-based systems (which includes Linux) since its launch more than 30 years ago," writes Enterprise Storage Forum, noting the POSIX-compliant Lustre file system "powers most supercomputers." Now Slashdot reader storagedude writes: POSIX has scalability and performance limitations that will become increasingly important in data-intensive applications like deep learning, but until now it has retained one key advantage over the infinitely ...
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'Green Hydrogen' From Renewables Could Become the Cheapest 'Transformative Fuel'

The Guardian reports: "Green hydrogen" made with wind and solar electricity could become the cheapest form of what the Australian government has described as a "transformative fuel" much faster than expected, analysts believe. Chinese manufacturers have reported making systems to create hydrogen with renewable energy for up to 80% less than official Australian estimates from just two years ago. Energy analysts said it suggested green hydrogen was likely to leapfrog hydrogen made with gas and c...
Tags: Energy, Australia, Germany, Tech, European Commission, Green Hydrogen

Airbnb nears IPO as Asana and Palantir land their direct listings

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. The going has not always been easy but the tech IPOs keep coming. Airbnb itself is almost here, in what is likely to be the ultimate stock market listing of this dramatic year. After the pandemic triggered mass layoffs for the short-term rental marketplace, it has managed to make up all of the lost ground to pre-pandemic projections, TechCrunch and ot...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Spotify, Milan, China, India, Softbank, US, Tech, Tesla, Spain, Barcelona, Rome

All of Apple’s iPhone 12 prices just leaked

A new leak has listed prices for the entire iPhone 12 series, revealing the cheapest iPhone 12 will be less expensive than the iPhone 11...
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Apple Working on Apple TV Models With A12 and A14 Chips, New Controller, and More

Several rumors have indicated that Apple is working on a refreshed Apple TV, and Fudge, a leaker who goes by @choco_bit on Twitter, today shared some new information on what we can expect. In a tweet, Fudge claims that Apple is preparing multiple new Apple TV set-top boxes, with a model featuring a variant of the A12 chip and one with an "A14X-like" chip. Fudge also mentions that a new controller is in the works, but it is unclear if the tweet is referencing an updated Siri Remote or a new, A...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Apple TV, Siri Remote, Apple Arcade, Apple TV Don, Jon Prosser, Choco_bit, Apple Working on Apple

13 Scientists Troll Scientific Journal With a Bogus Paper about Earth's Black Hole

"They're trolling us... we think. But how the hell did this get published?" asks Popular Mechanics. Slashdot reader worldofsimulacra shares their report: Scientists have uncovered a bizarre, indefensible paper that squeaked through peer review at what appears at first pass to be a legitimate medical journal... 13 listed authors from wildly different fields throw together a series of escalating falsehoods. "Recently, some scientists from NASA have claimed that there may be a black hole like st...
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Graphical Linux Apps Are Coming to Windows Subsystem for Linux

ZDNet reports: At the Microsoft Build 2020 virtual developers' conference, CEO Satya Nadella announced that Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2.0 would soon support Linux GUIs and applications. That day is closer now than ever before. At the recent X.Org Developers Conference, Microsoft partner developer lead Steve Pronovost revealed that Microsoft has made it possible to run graphical Linux applications within WSL. It's always been possible to run Linux graphical programs such as the GIMP gra...
Tags: Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, Eta, Don, Wayland, Zdnet, Loewen, Steve Pronovost, WSL Wayland, Craig Loewen Microsoft

5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly

The 348th Android Apps Weekly is out. This week we talk about Google Play woes, TikTok's ban relief, and more apps news.
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First A14 Benchmarks from iPad Air 4 Appear Online

Benchmarks supposedly for Apple's A14 Bionic processor in the iPad Air 4, first spotted by Twitter user "Ice Universe," reveal that the A14 offers significant performance improvements over the iPhone 11's A13 Bionic. A GeekBench benchmark for an "iPad13,2" with the motherboard number J308AP was uploaded yesterday. According to leaker known as "L0vetodream," J308AP is the iPad Air 4 with cellular, and J307AP is the ‌iPad‌ Air 4 with Wi-Fi only. The 6-core chip reportedly has a base frequency ...
Tags: Apple, Gpu, iPad Air, Geekbench, Don, Apple Stores, Iphone 12, L0vetodream

Two Leaders of Videogame Piracy Group Arrested

On Friday America's Department of Justice announced: Two leaders of one of the world's most notorious videogame piracy groups, Team Xecuter, have been arrested and are in custody facing charges filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle... The indictment alleges the defendants were leaders of a criminal enterprise that developed and sold illegal devices that hacked popular videogame consoles so they could be used to play unauthorized, or pirated, copies of videogames. The enterprise targeted popul...
Tags: America, Tech, Sony, Nintendo, Department Of Justice, Seattle, Justice Department, U S District Court, Western District of Washington, Brian Moran, Videogame Piracy Group Arrested, Brian C Rabbitt, Eben Roberts

Cloud Sync

I love the Kobo brand, my favorite ereader ever was the Kobo Aura One, but I switched back to kindle for one reason. I can upload a book I already own or one I can’t get from Kobo store (theological books are lacking) into the cloud and that book will sync between my phone and device so that I can keep reading even when I don’t have the device with me and so I can access notes and high lights on my computer where I tend to use them. I would love to return to Kobo so I’m asking, has anyone foun...
Tags: Google, Books, Kobo Reader, Kobo, Boox Android

10 Small Shifts That Can Make a Big Impact in Your Marketing Strategy

Improving your marketing doesn’t necessarily require a complete overhaul. Sometimes, small shifts are enough to make a major impact. Some of these changes can come in unexpected places. Here are some suggestions from members of the online small business community. Use These Metrics to Evaluate Content Marketing Success Measuring content marketing success can help you determine which tactics are most effective. So how do you determine what’s working and what isn’t? This Content Marketing Insti...
Tags: Google, Sales, Content Marketing Institute, Google Google, Ravi Singh, Marketing Tips, John Jantsch, Ivan Widjaya, Greg Sterling, Mike Allton, Pixel Productions, Suhaib Zaheer, Ann Gynn, Tarek Mohajer, Ashley Lipman, Pam Neely

Black Hole Photo Makes Einstein's Theory '500 Times Harder to Beat'

"The first image of a black hole, captured in 2019, has revealed more support for Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity," reports CNN, adding that the new finding suggests his theory is now 500 times harder to beat. [W]hile light can't escape the inside of a black hole, it's possible for light to make a getaway in a region around the event horizon, or point of no return. This in-between space can look like a shadow. Because black holes have such immense gravity, which curves space-time...
Tags: Tech, Cnn, New Jersey, Albert Einstein, University Of Arizona, Einstein, Institute for Advanced Study, Lia Medeiros, Feryal Ouml

This Week in Apps: Google Play gets new rules, Apple launches app marketing tools, EU looks to rein in tech giants

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, Startups, TC, Facebook, Apps, Microsoft, France, Germany, India, Eu, Netflix, Beijing, Melbourne

This Week in Apps: Google Play gets new rules, Apple launches app marketing tools, EU looks to reign in tech giants

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, TC, Facebook, Apps, Microsoft, France, Germany, India, Tech, Eu, Netflix, Beijing, Melbourne

Are We Headed For 200 Separate Nationally-Controlled Internets?

Roger Cochetti directed internet public policy for IBM from 1994 through 2000 and later served as Senior Vice-President & Chief Policy Officer for VeriSign and Group Policy Director for CompTIA. This week he warned about signs "that the once open, global internet is slowly being replaced by 200, nationally-controlled, separate internets." And, while these separate American, Chinese, Russian, Australian, European, British, and other "internets" may decide to have some things in common with each ...
Tags: Google, China, India, Tech, Eu, Turkey, Iran, United States, San Diego, Ibm, Seattle, Eric Schmidt, China Russia, Russia Iran, VeriSign, Roger Cochetti

The US Army thinks these new mixed-reality 'doggles' can make special operations canines better than ever in battle

Command Sight founder A.J. Peper's dog Mater wearing augmented reality goggles Courtesy photo A.J. Peper, the founder of the small technology company Command Sight, has invented an animal-wearable head-mounted display designed to allow handlers to better communicate with military working dogs — high-performing canines that track narcotics, hunt explosives, and even engage enemies. Visual cues can be placed in a digital overlay of the real world to direct and guide the dog in ways that ...
Tags: Isis, Technology, Microsoft, Trends, Goggles, Army, Conan, Augmented Reality, US Army, Lee, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, Stephen Lee, Small Business Innovation Research, Mater, Army Research Lab, Peper

Top Stories: iPhone 12 Mini Rumors, New iPad Air Soon, iOS 14.2 Beta 2

The iPhone 12 is almost upon us, and we're continuing to hear rumors about what to expect from Apple's biggest product line. And don't forget about the new iPad Air that will also begin shipping this month. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Other news this week included fresh rumors about Apple's plans for mini-LED display technology, details on the upcoming iOS 14.2 update, some Apple Watch tips and how-tos, and more, so check out our video above and read on be...
Tags: Apple, Featured, United States, Top Stories, Apple Watch, Beta, Control Center, MacRumors YouTube, Ming Chi Kuo, Apple Stores, Apple Watch Apple, Apple Card, Jon Prosser, MacRumors Newsletter Each, Green and Sky Blue, MacBook Coming Later Apple

Microsoft and NASA Create a Space-Themed Site Teaching Python Programming

"To teach the next generation of computer scientists the basics of Python programming, Microsoft recently announced a partnership with NASA to create a series of lessons based on space exploration efforts," reports TechRepublic: Overall, the project includes three different NASA-inspired lessons... The Introduction to Python for Space Exploration lesson will provide students with "an introduction to the types of space exploration problems that Python and data science can influence." Made up of e...
Tags: Python, Microsoft, Tech, Nasa, Python for Data Science, Smithsonian Learning Labs

Big data company Palantir is now officially a public company — and it's one of nearly a dozen major tech firms that can trace its roots to PayPal

Peter Thiel, left, and Elon Musk. Associated Press Early employees of payments company PayPal went on to create nearly a dozen major tech startups after leaving the company. The PayPal Mafia, as its early employees came to be known, were directly responsible for Tesla, SpaceX, LinkedIn, Yelp, and more.  The latest company with PayPal roots to make a major splash is Palantir, the big data company that went public on the New York Stock Exchange this week.  Visit Business Insider's homepage f...
Tags: Google, Spacex, Elon Musk, Youtube, Ebay, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Linkedin, Tech, Tesla, Paypal, Features, Reid Hoffman, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley

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