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Dogs' Brains 'Not Hardwired' To Respond To Human Faces

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: For despite having evolved facial expressions that tug on the heartstrings of owners, researchers have found that unlike humans, dogs do not have brain regions that respond specifically to faces. "It's amazing dogs do so well when it comes to reading emotions and identify from faces, despite the fact that they seem not to have a brain designed for having a focus on [them]," said Dr Attila Andics, co-author of the study from Eotvos Lorand Uni...
Tags: Tech, Attila Andics, Eotvos Lorand University Hungary Writing, Journal of Neuroscience Andics, Andics


Abby Govindan On The Complex Relationship Between Immigration, Diaspora, And Comedy

Courtesy of Abby Govindan Basically, you can’t please everybody. Abby Govindan is a 23-year-old comedian, writer, and social media personality from Houston, Texas. She spoke with Funny Or Die over Zoom to discuss her journey in comedy so far, the importance of telling diverse stories, and what it’s like navigating Twitter, comedy, and creative spaces as an Indian-American woman. This interview has been edited and condensed for length and clarity. For those who don’t know you yet, I...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Texas, Beyonce, Australia, La, India, New York City, America, Star Trek, Netflix, Ireland, Humor, Houston, Seth Macfarlane, Mindy Kaling


iPhone 12: Apple finally set the date for its latest iPhone's debut

The iPhone maker's biggest event of the year will be Oct. 13, when we expect to see the delayed announcement of the 5G iPhone 12.
Tags: Apple


Help me remember who wrote about this western character:

There were a series of short stories or books (its a fairly famous author) about a Fictional character named "Sleepy" He is very similar to the named character in the movie "my name is nobody" He is a bum, and lazy, but can do enormous efforts of strength/work (and is of course fast with a gun) but prefers not to and seemingly fumbles his way through life, overcoming great odds time and again I want to reread them and see if there are more, but every Google search gets me "Tue legend of sle...
Tags: Google, Books, Weapon, Movies & Stories


India approves Apple partners and Samsung for $143 billion smartphone manufacturing plan

Samsung and three major contract manufacturing partners of Apple are among 16 firms to win $6.65 billion incentives under India’s federal plan to boost domestic smartphone production over the next five years. These companies had applied for the incentive program in August. In a statement Tuesday evening, Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) said these companies will be producing smartphones and other electronics components worth more than $143 billion over the nex...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Asia, Hardware, India, Samsung, Tech, Xiaomi, New Delhi, Foxconn, Vivo, Micromax, Foxconn Wistron, Pegatron, Wistron, Foxconn Pegatron


Best deals before Prime Day: Echo, iPad, and monitor sales

5 deals you should consider before Amazon's day of deals
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Gaming, Trends, Prime Day 2020


Greycroft has rounded up $678 million in capital across two new funds

Greycroft, the New York and L.A.-based venture firm founded in 2006 by investors Alan Patricof, Dana Settle, and Ian Sigalow, has closed on two new funds totaling $678 million in capital commitments. One of those funds is its sixth flagship early-stage fund and it closed with $310 million dollars. The firm also collected $368 million in commitments for a third growth-stage fund that it will use to support breakout startups from its early-stage portfolio. The venture fund invests between $500,000...
Tags: New York, China, Nigeria, Tech, Bloomberg, Ireland, Venture Capital, Gwyneth Paltrow, Greycroft, Apax Partners, Ian Sigalow, Yeahka, Sisu Cosmetics, Alan Patricof Dana Settle, Sigalow Patricof, Primetime Partners


Big Tech antitrust report concludes that Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are anti-competitive

"Companies that once were scrappy, underdog startups ... have become the kinds of monopolies we last saw in the era of oil barons and...
Tags: Google, Amazon Apple Facebook


iPhone 12 cost: Apple might price the Mini at even less than the iPhone 11

With four iPhone models expected, prices may range from $649 to $1,199.
Tags: Apple


Play with Art Filter to learn about culture

What if you could learn about the story of the Girl with a Pearl Earring while wearing her earrings yourself? Or how about putting on a Japanese helmet to take you back to the time of Samurai traditions? Starting today, you can use “Art Filter” in the Google Arts & Culture app to become an artwork or try on iconic artifacts otherwise safely stored in museums. Thanks to our partners who make their amazing collections available online, we were able to create five educational and fun 3D-modelled au...
Tags: Google, Van Gogh, Arts And Culture, Frida Kahlo, Google AR and VR, Florent RobineauIon Esfandiari, Johannes Vermeer Mauritshuis Art, Vincent van Gogh Musée, Frida Kahlo Albright Knox


Facebook, Amazon, Google and Apple refute House Judiciary report suggesting Big Tech restraints

Tech giants Apple and Facebook are pushing back against a House Judiciary report issued by Democrats suggesting Big Tech companies be reined in.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Usa, News, Usa Today, Facebook Amazon Google, House Judiciary


Dell’s new $5,000 monitor takes on Apple’s Pro Display XDR with a built-in colorimeter (stand included)

Apple’s Pro XDR display made headlines for its unique design, high image quality, and the fact that it cost $5,000 without including a stand. Well, now Dell has one of those too – stand included. Wordily dubbed the UltraSharp 32 HDR PremierColor Monitor, the 4K 32-inch monitor packs the high-end performance you’d hope for five grand. Notably, the display uses mini-LED backlighting for two thousand backlighting zones, compared to the 576 zones in the Pro Display XDR. This, combined with 1,000 nit...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Dell, UltraSharp, Hdr, Insider, Wordily


Amazon Brings Eero Mesh Wi-Fi To ISPs

Amazon's Eero mesh networking company is introducing Eero for Service Providers. "This is an all-new hardware and software offering designed to help internet service providers (ISPs) meet customers' increasing demands for exceptional home Wi-Fi," writes Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols via ZDNet. "This is not just a bundling of a selection of Eero Wi-Fi mesh routers with your existing internet service. It also includes remote network management for your ISP and security and privacy management tools for...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Zigbee, Wi Fi, Steven J Vaughan Nichols, Eero


Negative views of China soar in western countries, poll finds

Survey in US, UK, Australia and 11 other nations shows unfavourable opinions about Beijing regime are highest ever, Pew saysUnfavourable views toward China have soared in the past year in the United States and many other advanced economies, according to a survey of 14 countries conducted by the US-based Pew Research Center.The survey, conducted between June and August this year and released on Tuesday, found that a majority in each of the countries polled had an unfavourable opinion of China. In...
Tags: Technology, China, US, UK News, Australia news, US foreign policy, US news, Beijing, United States, Global Economy, Huawei, Pew Research Center, US UK Australia, Coronavirus outbreak


Can You Make Money Online? How To Avoid “Scams” And Find True Success

by Ian Pribyl, Founder of StoppingScams.com and author of “From Nothing: Everything You Need to Profit from Affiliate Marketing, Internet Marketing, Blogging, Online Business, e-Commerce and More… Starting With
Tags: Google, Startups, CMO, Scams, Making Money, Thinking Aloud, Ian Pribyl, Ian Pribyl Founder of StoppingScams


Apple 'Vehemently Disagrees' With U.S. Tech Company Antitrust Report

Earlier today, the U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee completed its ongoing antitrust investigation into the practices of Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon, reaching the conclusion that the tech companies are the "kinds of monopolies" last seen in "the era of oil barons and railroad tycoons." Apple in a statement to MacRumors said that it strongly disagrees with the conclusions reached in the report in respect to Apple, and that Apple does not have dominant market share in categori...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Featured, United States, App Store, Apple Google Facebook, MacRumors, Apple Facebook Google, U S House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee


Statement on the Democratic and Republican House Antitrust Subcommittee reports

Google’s free products like Search, Maps and Gmail help millions of Americans and we’ve invested billions of dollars in research and development to build and improve them. We compete fairly in a fast-moving and highly competitive industry. We disagree with today’s reports, which feature outdated and inaccurate allegations from commercial rivals about Search and other services.  Americans simply don’t want Congress to break Google’s products or harm the free services they use  every day. The goal...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Congress, America, Public Policy, Keyword Team, Republican House Antitrust Subcommittee


Slaying of Convenience Store Clerk Points to Complicity of Not-So-Silent ‘Partners’

When it comes to armed robberies, answer one question: How? (7-Eleven Franchising/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “‘Senseless': Woman Working at 7-Eleven Fatally Shot in Waldorf,” NBC 4 Washington reported. “A woman working at a convenience store in Waldorf, Maryland, was fatally shot early Thursday by a man who announced a robbery, officials say.” The predator was wearing a surgical mask, by the way, so he not only escaped, but the helpfulness of the cameras at providing certain identifi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Nbc, Maryland, Guns, Washington, New York City, The New York Times, 7-eleven, Resistance, Nelson, Brady, Sullivan, Maryland State Police, People for the American Way, Eleven


Daily Crunch: G Suite becomes Google Workspace

Google rebrands G Suite, Apple announces its next event date and John McAfee is arrested. This is your Daily Crunch for October 6, 2020. The big story: G Suite becomes Google Workspace To a large extent, Google Workspace is just a rebranding of G Suite, complete with a new set of (less distinctive) logos for Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs and Meet. But the company is also launching a number of new features. For one thing, Google is (as previously announced) integrating Meet, Chat and Rooms ac...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Spacex, Enterprise, Instagram, Ipo, India, US, Tech, Spain, Netflix, Doj, Salesforce Ventures, John Mcafee, Trump


Facebook Revenue Chief Says Ad-Supported Model Is 'Under Assault' Amid Apple Privacy Changes

Facebook Chief Revenue Officer David Fischer said Tuesday that the economic models that rely on personalized advertising are "under assault" as Apple readies changes that would limit the ability of Facebook and other companies to target ads and estimate how well they work. Apple frames the change as preserving users' privacy, rather than as an attack on the advertising industry, and has been promoting its privacy features as a core reason to get an iPhone. CNBC reports: The change to Apple's ide...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Tech, Cnbc, Fischer, IDFA, David Fischer


Big Tech to face its Ma Bell moment? US House Dems demand break-up of 'monopolists' Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google

'These once scrappy, underdog startups have become the kinds of monopolies we last saw in the era of oil barons and railroad tycoons' A long-awaited congressional report into Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google has been published – and it concludes the online giants are monopolists that need to be broken up.…
Tags: Google, US, Software, Apple Amazon Facebook, Apple Amazon Facebook Google, Ma Bell


Big Tech to face its Ma Bell moment? US House Dems demand break-up of internet 'monopolists'

'These once scrappy, underdog startups have become the kinds of monopolies we last saw in the era of oil barons and railroad tycoons' A long-awaited congressional report into Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google has been published – and it concludes the online giants are monopolists that need to be broken up.…
Tags: Google, US, Software, Apple Amazon Facebook, Ma Bell


Big Tech faces its Ma Bell moment: US House Dems' report demands break-up of internet 'monopolists'

'These once scrappy, underdog startups have become the kinds of monopolies we last saw in the era of oil barons and railroad tycoons' A long-awaited congressional report into Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google has been published – and it concludes the online giants are monopolists that need to be broken up.…
Tags: Google, US, Software, House, Apple Amazon Facebook, Ma Bell


Apple's T2 Chip Has Unpatchable Security Flaw, Claims Researcher (mac rumors)

Intel Macs that use Apple's T2 Security Chip are vulnerable to an exploit that could allow a hacker to circumvent disk encryption, firmware passwords and the whole T2 security verification chain, according to a cybersecurity researcher. Apple's custom-silicon T2 co-processor is present in newer Macs and handles encrypted storage and secure boot capabilities, as well as several other controller features. In a blog post, however, security researcher Niels Hofmans claims that because the chip ...
Tags: Apple, News, Intel, Tim Hardwick, Hofmans, Niels Hofmans, Pangu Hofmans


Arm CEO Simon Segars discusses AI, data centers, getting acquired by Nvidia and more

Nvidia is in the process of acquiring chip designer Arm for $40 billion. Coincidentally, both companies are also holding their respective developer conferences this week. After he finished his keynote at the Arm DevSummit, I sat down with Arm CEO Simon Segars to talk about the acquisition and what it means for the company. Segars noted that the two companies started talking in earnest around May 2020, though at first, only a small group of executives was involved. Nvidia, he said, was really the...
Tags: Google, TC, Cloud, Hardware, Microsoft, China, Softbank, Tech, Intel, Artificial Intelligence, M&a, Energy Efficiency, Nvidia, Machine Learning, Aws, ARM Holdings


Apple's T2 Security Chip Has an Unfixable Flaw

The Checkm8 vulnerability that exposed years of iPhones to jailbreaking has finally been exploited in Macs as well.
Tags: Apple


Steps from the House Judiciary Committee are too little, too late when it comes to big tech

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has finally released its omnibus report  on its investigation into the monopoly powers held by Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook and its findings will do nothing to stem the power of big tech. For startups, the most relevant points are the potential solutions the committee proposes for addressing big tech and they primarily boil down to giving small companies the benefit of the doubt when they claim that bigger rivals are exercising monopolistic advantages ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Congress, Tech, Committee, Alphabet, Snap, House Judiciary Committee, U S House Judiciary Committee, Onavo, Apple Amazon Alphabet, Here the Judiciary Committee


Steps from the House’s antitrust report are too little, too late when it comes to big tech

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee has finally released its omnibus report  on its investigation into the monopoly powers held by Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook and its findings will do nothing to stem the power of big tech. For startups, the most relevant points are the potential solutions the committee proposes for addressing big tech and they primarily boil down to giving small companies the benefit of the doubt when they claim that bigger rivals are exercising monopolistic advantages ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Congress, Tech, House, Committee, Alphabet, Snap, U S House Judiciary Committee, Onavo, Apple Amazon Alphabet, Here the Judiciary Committee


Cisco Ordered To Cough Up $2 Billion Plus Royalties After Ripping Off Biz's Cybersecurity Patents

Cisco has been hit with a massive $1.9 billion patent-infringement bill for copying cybersecurity tech from Centripetal Networks and pushing the company out of lucrative government contracts. The Register reports: The network switch maker infringed four patents, a Virginia court decided on Monday, but since the infringement was "willful and egregious," the judge multiplied the $756 million owed by 2.5 to a total fine of $1,889,521,362.50. With interest, Cisco faces a hefty $1,903,239,287.50 bill...
Tags: Virginia, US, Tech, Cisco, Henry Morgan, Centripetal Networks, Centripetal


Quarantine drives interest in autonomous delivery, but it’s still miles from mainstream

The prospect of truly zero contact delivery seems closer — and more important — than ever with the pandemic changing how we think of last mile logistics. Autonomous delivery executives from FedEx, Postmates, and Refraction AI joined us to talk about the emerging field at TechCrunch Mobility 2020. FedEx VP of Advanced Technology and Innovation Rebecca Yeung explained why the logistics giant felt that it was time to double down on its experiments in the area of autonomy. “COVI...
Tags: TC, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Food Delivery, Logistics, Postmates, Fedex, Cto, Yeung, Kashani, Ali Kashani, TC Sessions: Mobility 2020, Matthew Johnson Roberson, Rebecca Yeung, Johnson Roberson



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