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The best Apple iPhone deals for October 2020

Apple devices can get pricey, but don't despair: Here's an up-to-date list of the best iPhone deals available.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Trends, Iphone 6, Iphone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X


Waymo Rolls Out Its Driverless Robo-Taxi Service to More Riders in Phoenix

Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet, said Thursday that it’s offering its fully driverless robo-taxis to all customers of its ride-hailing service in Phoenix, Arizona. Previously, the company only afforded its fleet of unmanned cars to a select few hundred people as part of its early rider program beginning in…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Alphabet, Phoenix, Self Driving Car, Waymo, Phoenix Arizona Previously


The Harmful Effects Of Business Growth

As the pace of their growth increases, companies often begin to make errors and accumulate debris that ultimately will kill them. Nowhere is this more apparent than with hiring. As successful insurgents attempt to manage their own burgeoning complexity, they make staffing errors. At the top level, they hire professionals with large-company expertise who make dramatic, disruptive changes to the founding culture. Throughout the company, they staff up with great speed, and in doing so, they ofte...
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Branding, Brand Growth, Chris Zook, Harvard Business Review Press Excerpted


Judge Orders Twitter To Unmask FBI Impersonator Who Set Off Seth Rich Conspiracy

AmiMoJo shares a report from NPR: A federal judge in California has ordered that Twitter reveal the identity of an anonymous user who allegedly fabricated an FBI document to spread a conspiracy theory about the killing of Seth Rich, the Democratic National Committee staffer who died in 2016. The ruling could lead to the identification of the person behind the Twitter name @whyspertech. Through that account, the user allegedly provided forged FBI materials to Fox News. The documents falsely linke...
Tags: Twitter, California, Washington, Tech, Fbi, Fox News, Npr, Wikileaks, Rich, Democratic Party, Oakland Calif, Democratic National Committee, Robert Mueller, Donna Ryu, Seth Rich, Aaron Rich


Microsoft told employees it plans to release a browser-based app for the Xbox Game Pass streaming service next year that will get around Apple App Store rules: 'We absolutely will end up on iOS'

Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's gaming division. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Microsoft last month officially added a key feature to Game Pass, its Netflix-style subscription library of Xbox games: The ability to stream many of the included games to any Android smartphone or tablet. Notably, Apple's iPhone and iPad were absent from the launch. Apple has said it doesn't allow apps for streaming services such as Game Pass or Google's Stadia because it's unable to review each game on ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Ipad, Enterprise, Microsoft, Trends, Netflix, Xbox, Signal, Luna, Apple App Store, Nordic, Spencer, Congressional


Google Pixel 5 vs. OnePlus 8: Can the flagship killer strike again?

The Google Pixel 5 is one of the best $700 phones you can buy right now, featuring an excellent camera and great software. But is it better than the OnePlus 8?
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Trends, Oneplus, Buying Guides, Google Pixel, OnePlus 8, Google Pixel 5


Tesla Co-Founder Aims To Build World's Top Battery Recycler

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel wants to build his startup Redwood Materials into the world's top battery recycling company and one of the largest battery materials companies, he said at a technology conference Wednesday. Straubel aims to leverage two partnerships, one with Panasonic, the Japanese battery manufacturer that is teamed with Tesla at the Nevada gigafactory, and one announced weeks ago with e-commerce giant Amazon. With production of e...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Panasonic, Nevada, Reuters, Redwood, Straubel, Tesla Co, J B Straubel


I've discontinued Google AdSense ads.

 Email received today from Google was the last straw for me: In the last 24 hours:  New violations were detected. As a result, ad serving has been restricted or disabled on pages where these violations of the AdSense Program Policies were found. To resolve the issues, you can either remove the violating content and request a review, or remove the ad code from the violating pages.  4 pages were reviewed at your request and found to be non-compliant with our policies at the time of the review...
Tags: Google, Law, Advertising, Blogging, Atlantic, Trump, Pelosi, Charles Blow, Conor Friedersdorf, Ann Althouse, Althouse, Adam Serwer, Sanford V Levinson


Ransom Gangs Increasingly Outsource Their Work

Brian Krebs writes via KrebsOnSecurity.com: There's an old adage in information security: "Every company gets penetration tested, whether or not they pay someone for the pleasure." Many organizations that do hire professionals to test their network security posture unfortunately tend to focus on fixing vulnerabilities hackers could use to break in. But judging from the proliferation of help-wanted ads for offensive pentesters in the cybercrime underground, today's attackers have exactly zero tro...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Brian Krebs, KrebsOnSecurity


‘Wolfwalkers’ Trailer: What If Hiccup From ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ Actually Turned Into a Dragon?

Depending on who you talk to, hand-drawn animation is either inching toward being an endangered art form in Hollywood, or it’s already reached that point. Major film studios have generally leaned toward CG animation over the past twenty years, leaving streamers like Netflix and to fund the occasional hand-drawn movie and keep the art form on life support. Now Apple is getting in on the animated action with Wolfwalkers, a gorgeous new movie from two-time Oscar nominated director Tomm Moore (Song...
Tags: Apple, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Fantasy, Netflix, Ireland, Animation, Movie Trailers, Robyn, George R R Martin, Sean Bean, Kells, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Action/Adventure, Appletv


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In this Marketing Over Coffee: Learn about Content Velocity, Google Indexing API, the latest gear and more! w Direct Link to File Brought to you by our sponsors: Blueshift and LinkedIn Republishing explodes Measuring your competitors by Content Velocity Crawl budget going down? Google Indexing API 9:18 Blueshift is making it easier than ever for marketers to use AI themselves to grow their business. Blueshift’s SmartHub CDP uses patented AI to drive timely, relevant experiences across every...
Tags: Google, Podcast, Marketing, John, Chris, Blueshift, Marketing Over Coffee Newsletter, Coffee Listeners, Analytics for Marketers Slack Group Get the Job


Hidgets app brings an overview of your health to the iOS 14 home screen

Apple’s Health app features a Summary tab where you can find an overview of your health data, but unfortunately, Apple doesn’t provide...
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Domestic terrorism suspects who plotted to kidnap Gov. Whitmer shared plans in Facebook groups

According to details from a shocking new affidavit, the FBI uncovered a group planning “violent action against multiple state governments,” including a detailed plot to capture or kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The domestic terror group organized across Facebook groups, in-person events and at least two encrypted chat apps that the FBI did not name. Whitmer, a Democrat, became a major target of pervasive anti-lockdown sentiment on the political right earlier this year when states impos...
Tags: TC, Facebook, US, Tech, Fbi, Fox, Wisconsin, Michigan, Trump, Donald J Trump, Michigan State Police, Facebook Facebook, Gretchen, Pandemic, Adam Fox, Virginia Minnesota


IBM To Split Into Two Companies By End of 2021

IBM announced this morning that the company would be spinning off some of its lower-margin lines of business into a new company and focusing on higher-margin cloud services. Ars Technica reports: During an investor call, CEO Arvind Krishna acknowledged that the move was a "significant shift" in how IBM will work, but he positioned it as the latest in a decades-long series of strategic divestments. "We divested networking back in the '90s, we divested PCs back in the 2000s, we divested semiconduc...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, NewCo, Ibm, Krishna, Ginni Rometty, IBM Global Technology Services, Arvind Krishna


US Appeals Injunction Against TikTok Ban

The federal government on Thursday appealed a judge's ruling that prevented the Trump administration from imposing a ban on TikTok, the viral video app owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. The New York Times reports: In a filing to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the Justice Department argued that a preliminary injunction issued last month by Judge Carl Nichols in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia should be lifted. A Justice Department spokeswoman said it ha...
Tags: White House, Tech, United States, Justice Department, Trump, Facebook Twitter, U S Court of Appeals, U S District Court for the District of Columbia, Carl Nichols, US Appeals Injunction Against TikTok Ban, ByteDance The New York Times, D C Circuit the Justice Department


Amid a boom in SPACs, few women investors

If you’ve been following the SPAC boom, you may have noticed something about these blank-check vehicles that are springing up left and right in order to take public privately held companies. They are being organized mostly by men. It’s not surprising, given the relative dearth of women in senior financial positions in banking and the venture industry. But it also begs the question of whether women, already hustling to overcome a wealth gap, could be left behind if the trend gains momentum. Consi...
Tags: TC, New York, California, Ipo, Tech, Marvin, Venture Capital, Reid Hoffman, SEC, Goldman Sachs, Emil Michael, Firstmark, Jefferies, TechCrunch, Nea, New York Islanders


Supreme Court takes on Google vs. Oracle: The biggest software development case ever

More than a decade in the marking, the Supreme Court may finally decide if application programming interfaces (APIs) can be copyrighted. If the court decides they are, everything you know about making programs will change for the worse.
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Linux


Apple's T2 custom secure boot chip is not only insecure – it cannot be fixed without replacing the silicon (the register)

Which means your new Mac is vulnerable to 'evil maid' attacks, if that's something you worry about Apple's T2 security chip is insecure and cannot be fixed, a group of security researchers report.… [Author: Thomas Claburn]
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Militia tied to plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer was removed from Facebook in boogaloo purge

According to details from a shocking new affidavit, the FBI uncovered a group planning “violent action against multiple state governments,” including a detailed plot to capture or kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Individuals involved in the plot organized across Facebook groups, in-person events and at least two encrypted chat apps that the FBI did not name. Whitmer, a Democrat, became a major target of pervasive anti-lockdown sentiment on the political right earlier this year when state...
Tags: TC, Facebook, US, Tech, Fbi, Fox, Wisconsin, Michigan, Trump, Donald J Trump, Michigan State Police, Facebook Facebook, Gretchen, Pandemic, Adam Fox, Virginia Minnesota


Google’s Supreme Court faceoff with Oracle was a disaster for Google (ars technica)

Enlarge / "Everybody knows that APIs, declaring codes, are not copyrightable," Justice Sonia Sotomayor said during Wednesday's oral arguments. But most of her colleagues didn't seem convinced. (credit: Paul Marotta/Getty Images) The Supreme Court's eight justices on Wednesday seemed skeptical of Google's argument that application programming interfaces (APIs) are not protected by copyright law. The high court was hearing oral arguments in Google's decade-long legal battle with Oracle. Oracle a...
Tags: Google, News, Supreme Court, Oracle, Timothy B Lee, Sonia Sotomayor, Oracle Oracle, Paul Marotta Getty Images The Supreme Court


Mercedes-Benz Teases 'Highest-Efficiency Electric Car In the World' With Over 750 Miles of Range

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Electrek: Mercedes-Benz teases a new super-efficient electric car concept, the Vision EQXX, with more than 750 miles of range on a single charge. At Daimler's latest company update, the automaker teased a new technical program to develop "the longest-range and highest-efficiency electric car the world has ever seen." Mercedes-Benz's head of research and development, Markus Schafer, commented: "We have set up a group of our engineers to take on an extraord...
Tags: Tech, Beijing, Shanghai, Daimler, Mercedes Benz, Electrek, Markus Schafer, Mercedes Benz Teases Highest Efficiency Electric, Vision EQXX


Daily Crunch: Waymo opens up driverless ride-hailing

Alphabet’s self-driving technology company hits a major milestone, Apple TV+ extends its free subscription period and Affirm files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for October 8, 2020. The big story: Waymo opens up driverless ride-hailing Waymo hit a major milestone today: It’s offering fully driverless rides to (some) members of the public. While the Alphabet-owned company has offered plenty of self-driving rides before, they usually came with a human in the driver’s seat for ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Technology, California, America, Tech, General Motors, Apple TV, Companies, X, Automotive, Automation, Gm, Ibm, Self-driving Cars


Domestic terrorism suspects who plotted to kidnap Whitmer shared plans in Facebook groups

According to details from a shocking new affidavit, the FBI uncovered a group planning “violent action against multiple state governments,” including a detailed plot to capture or kill Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The domestic terror group organized across Facebook groups, real-life events and at least two encrypted chat apps that the FBI did not name. Whitmer, a Democrat, became a major target of pervasive anti-lockdown sentiment on the political right earlier this year when states impos...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Tech, Fbi, Fox, Wisconsin, Michigan, Trump, Michigan State Police, Facebook Facebook, Pandemic, Adam Fox, Virginia Minnesota, Proud Boys, 2020 Election, Online Extremism


Here’s which Apple Pencil works with which iPad

The Apple Pencil is fantastic if your iPad is a drawing or note-taking tool. But do you know which Apple Pencil you need for your iPad? Here's our guide.
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Mobile, Trends, Tablets, Apple Pencil, Buying Guides


The Chromecast with Google TV moves past a dongle and becomes a full streaming stick

Chromecast started off as a relatively simple idea when it was unveiled back in 2013. Give the dongle power, plug it into your HDMI and cast content from your phone to your TV. If anything, it stuck with this simplicity for far too long, especially as Roku and Amazon carved themselves larger slices of the streaming pie.
Tags: Google, Amazon, Cnn, Roku


‘Masters of the Air’: Cary Joji Fukunaga Directing WWII Bomber Limited Series For AppleTV+

Cary Joji Fukunaga, who recently directed the forthcoming (and oft-delayed) James Bond film No Time to Die, is heading into the skies for his next directorial effort. Fukunaga will direct the first three episodes of Masters of the Air, a World War II limited series from Steven Spielberg‘s Amblin Television and Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman‘s Playtone production company. The show serves as a follow-up to their Emmy Award-winning shows Band of Brothers and The Pacific, but instead of their previous...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, London, Movies, Germany, America, War, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Adaptation, James Bond, Leonardo Dicaprio, Idris Elba, Air, Hitler, Ridley Scott


AMD Announces Ryzen 5000 Series Processors

Today, AMD introduced the highly anticipated AMD Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processor lineup powered by the new “Zen 3” architecture. Offering up to 16 cores, 32 threads and 72 MB of cache in the top-of-the-line AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors dominate in heavily threaded workloads and power efficiency, while the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor offers up to a 26% generational uplift in gaming performance. The post AMD Announces Ryzen 5000 Series Processors appeared first on ThinkC...
Tags: All News, Hardware News, Press Releases, Amd, Processors, CPU, RYZEN, AMD Ryzen, Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 5000 Series, Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X, Ryzen 9 5950X


New Tech Tool Helps Organizations Achieve Diversity And Inclusion

The platform helps organizations assess their diversity and inclusion efforts, create a plan of action, and generate the policies and paperwork they need to move forward.
Tags: Technology, Law


No-code is the new blockchain

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Natasha was on vacation, so Danny and your humble servant had to endeavour alone. She’s back next week, so we’ll be back to full strength as a collective soon enough. But even with a depleted hosting crew, we had a mountain of news to get through. And to joke about, as Danny was in the mood for a laugh. Here’s the rundown: Reddit Co-fou...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Root, Tech, Alexis Ohanian, Airbnb, Firstmark, Danny, Natasha, Reddit Co, Ohanian, Equity podcast, Zira, Unqork, FirstMark SPAC


Computer Scientists Break Traveling Salesperson Record

After 44 years, there's finally a better way to find approximate solutions to the notoriously difficult traveling salesperson problem. From a report: When Nathan Klein started graduate school two years ago, his advisers proposed a modest plan: to work together on one of the most famous, long-standing problems in theoretical computer science. Even if they didn't manage to solve it, they figured, Klein would learn a lot in the process. He went along with the idea. "I didn't know to be intimidated,...
Tags: Tech, Stanford University, University of Washington, Klein, Anna Karlin, Christos Papadimitriou, Christofides, Nathan Klein, July Klein, Shayan Oveis Gharan, Nicos Christofides, Amin Saberi, Karlin Klein



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