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How to use WhatsApp Web

WhatsApp Messenger is a hugely popular international mobile chat and calling app, but it can also be used within your web browser. We show you how to do it.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Trends, Web, Whatsapp, How-to, Whatsapp Web


Do the Faces of People In Long-Term Relationships Start To Look the Same?

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Working with her Stanford colleague, Michal Kosinski, [Pin Pin Tea-makorn, ]a PhD student at Stanford] scoured Google, newspaper anniversary notices and genealogy websites for photos of couples taken at the start of their marriages and many years later. From these they compiled a database of pictures from 517 couples, taken within two years of tying the knot and between 20 and 69 years later. To test whether couples' faces grew alike over ti...
Tags: Google, Stanford, Tech, University Of Michigan, Kosinski, Robert Zajonc, Michal Kosinski


World's First Hydrogen Double Deckers Arrive In Aberdeen

The world's first hydrogen-powered double decker bus has been revealed in Aberdeen, a move that demonstrates the city's commitment to tackling air pollution and implementation of its Net Zero Vision. The Engineer reports: Hydrogen double deckers will now be driven around the city for several weeks during a period of final testing along with training for drivers. The UK's first hydrogen production and bus refueling station opened in Aberdeen in 2015 as part of a green transport demonstration proj...
Tags: UK, Tech, Aberdeen, Aberdeen City Council, First Aberdeen, Aberdeen City Council Co, Jenny Laing


Magnetically Attached iPhone 12 Wireless Charger Unveiled Ahead of Apple Event

Macotakara points to a new product unveiled today by Japanese accessory manufacturer MPOW. The device is a magnetically attached wireless charger designed for the "new iPhone". MPOW JAPAN Co., Ltd. (Location: Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Representative: Takehiko Komazaki) announces a wireless charger that supports the charging position adjustment function using a magnet, which is a new wireless charging mechanism installed in the new ‌iPhone‌.The company goes on to describe the product having a "ring-shap...
Tags: Apple, Tokyo, Apple Event, Macotakara.jp, Magsafe, MacOtakara, Iphone 12, JAPAN Co Ltd, Takehiko Komazaki


Amazon’s new AR app lets you have fun with all those Prime Day boxes

Amazon's new augmented reality app lets you squeeze some fun from the company's cardboard boxes before they go off for recycling.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Online Shopping, Virtual Reality, Ar, Augmented Reality, Prime Day, Prime Day 2020, Breaking Twitter


6 laptop deals to shop before Amazon Prime Day 2020

If you absolutely just cannot wait until Prime Day (or you just don't have an Amazon Prime subscription), you can still grab some great laptop deals right now.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Chromebook, Computing, Microsoft Surface, Dell, MacBook Air, Lenovo, Laptops, Prime Day 2020


Why are VCs launching SPACs? Amish Jani of FirstMark shares his firm’s rationale

It’s happening slowly but surely. With every passing week, more venture firms are beginning to announce SPACs. The veritable blitz of SPACs formed by investor Chamath Palihapitiya notwithstanding, we’ve now seen a SPAC (or plans for a SPAC) revealed by Ribbit Capital, Lux Capital, the travel-focused venture firm Thayer Ventures, Tusk Ventures’s founder Bradley Tusk, the SoftBank Vision Fund, and FirstMark Capital, among others. Indeed, while many firms say they’re still in the information-gat...
Tags: Startups, Spotify, New York, Pinterest, Ipo, Tech, Venture Capital, FirstMark Capital, Firstmark, Draftkings, Chamath Palihapitiya, SPAC, Jason Robins, Jani, Bradley Tusk, SoftBank Vision Fund


Best Prime Day smartphone deals: What to expect tonight

Prime Day deals aren’t live yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get ahead of things and take advantage of these early Prime Day smartphone deals.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Deals, Android, Mobile, Trends, Smartphone Deals, Prime Day 2020


Google won’t let Australia have shiny new toys unless it picks apart pay-for-news plan

Pauses News Showcase rollout while it awaits government capitulation Google has paused the rollout of its News Showcase product in Australia, because it says it could be unworkable under the nation’s proposed pay-for-news plan.…
Tags: Google, Australia, Software


Best Prime Day smartwatch deals What to expect tonight

Are you in the market for a new smartwatch for yourself or a loved one? Check out these Prime Day smartwatch deals to find your match.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Android, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, Smartwatch Deals, Prime Day 2020


Apple starts ground surveys in NZ for upgraded Maps

Apple is kicking off its first ground survey in New Zealand on Thursday, with image data being collected for an upgrade to its Maps service.The upgrade will support the new "Look Around" feature, which allows you to smoothly scroll... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Business, New Zealand, Nz


iPhone 12, the final rumors: Everything to know before tomorrow's Apple event

Ten standout rumors about the upcoming iPhone 12 phones.
Tags: Apple


Amazon's Latest Gimmicks Are Pushing the Limits of Privacy

At the end of September, Amazon debuted two especially futuristic products within five days of each other: a small autonomous surveillance drone, called Ring Always Home Cam, and a palm recognition scanner, called Amazon One. "Both products aim to make security and authentication more convenient -- but for privacy-conscious consumers, they also raise red flags," reports Wired. From the report: Amazon's latest data-hungry innovations are not launching in a vacuum. The company also owns Ring, whos...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Samsung, Tech, Kumar, Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Nina Alli, Biohacking Village


The best early and upcoming tech deals announced for Amazon Prime Day 2020 so far

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The best part of Amazon Prime Day is no doubt the deals on tech products, like speakers, laptops, headphones, and more. Usually, tech devices are expensive investments that you really have to mull over, but when a lot of the best products go on sale, it's much easier to just hit "Add to Cart." Luckily for you, Prime Day is j...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Deals, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Tech Deals, Sony, Nintendo, Sandisk, Panasonic, Amazon Echo, Amazon Fire TV, Alexa, Amazon Prime Day


Electric Car Sales Triple In Race To Meet Europe CO2 Rules

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: One in 10 new cars sold across Europe this year will be electric or plug-in hybrid, triple last year's sales levels after carmakers rolled out new models to meet emissions rules, according to projections from green policy group Transport & Environment. The market share of mostly electric cars will rise to 15 percent next year, the group forecasts, as carmakers across the continent race to cut their CO2 levels. The projections are based on sa...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Eu


The best headphone and earbud deals we expect on Prime Day 2020 from Apple, Bose, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Amazon Prime Day 2020 will begin on October 13 and will run through October 14. The sale will feature plenty of discounts on all kinds of products, including headphones.A great pair of headphones can improve your music-listening, movie-watching, and gaming experience. There are many worthwhile headphones out there, but the best of them can often get pricey...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Electronics, Trends, Amazon Prime, Tech Deals, Headphones, Sony, Bose, Amazon Prime Day, Sennheiser, Jabra, Steven Cohen, Tech Insider, Crystal Cox


Apple Event: Last Minute iPhone 12 Rumors and a Look Back

As we approach the final days and weeks before an Apple Event, rumors and leaks tend to accelerate and this year was no exception. Our summarized What to Expect was published on Friday shortly after the iPhone 12 launch was fully detailed from someone considered a reliable leaker. The event takes place on Tuesday, October 13th at 10am Pacific. You can watch online or join us here for our live blog. Last Minute Apple Event Rumors This past week has solidified our expectations for Apple'...
Tags: Apple, First Mac, Iphone 12, 2021 iPhones, Max Said


Not sure if I should create a new Google account for Moon Reader

I would like to take advantage of syncing using Google Drive on Moon Reader. But I'm worried that if I use the Google Drive I have now, it is already 8gb out of 15 gb full, which could take spaces in phone storage. If you start syncing ePub files on one Google Drive account, can you later on move the ePub files to another Google Drive account and have everything (highlights, bookmarks, location) preserved?
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Books, Android Devices


Malaysian on-demand work platform GoGet lands $2 million Series A

GoGet, a Malaysian on-demand work platform, announced today that it has raised a $2 million Series A led by Monk’s Hill Ventures. The platform currently has 20,000 gig workers, who are called “GoGetters,” and has onboarded 5,000 businesses, including Lazada Malaysia, IKEA Malaysia, Foodpanda and flower delivery service BloomThis. While Malaysia has other on-demand work platforms, including Supahands and Kaodim, each has its own niche. Supahands focuses on online tasks, while Kaodim offers profes...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Lyft, Apps, California, Tech, Malaysia, Monk's Hill Ventures, Asean, Chia, ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Gig workers, Kaodim, Hill Ventures, Kuo Yi Lim


How Many Americans Still Secretly Use Their Ex's Passwords

A recent survey by British Virgin Islands-based VPN service provider ExpressVPN asked 1,506 American adults in an exclusive (non-married) relationship to find out their password sharing habits across social media platforms. ZDNet reports on the findings: The survey showed that couples share a variety of passwords with each other, and they most commonly share within the first six months of dating. The most commonly shared passwords between couples are for video streaming (78%), mobile devices (64...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Netflix, Vpn, British Virgin Islands, Zdnet


Brand Moves for Monday October 12

In early March we began reporting daily on how brands were dealing with Covid-19. But it’s become clear that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption, so we decided to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal is to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves as they happen. More than half of global GDP – $42tn (£32tn) – depends on high-functioning biodi...
Tags: Google, Amazon, UK, Microsoft, Australia, Youtube, Kaiser Permanente, China, Southeast Asia, New York City, Nigeria, Advertising, US, Thailand, South Africa, Pakistan


OnePlus Co-Founder Carl Pei Has Left the Company, Report Says

OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer that has turned into one of the most popular Android smartphone brands worldwide, is reportedly missing one of its cofounders. According to Android Police, citing Reddit user JonSigur, who published alleged screenshots of internal memos at OnePlus, co-founder Carl Pei has left his role at the company after nearly seven years. From the report: The messages listed the company's leadership structure, with Pei notably absent. The memos also noted Emily Da...
Tags: India, Tech, Reddit, Pei, Nord, Carl Pei, Pete Lau, OnePlus Co, Emily Dai


Software Engineer Catches Intelligent Bot Posting on Reddit (slashdot)

"The posts were appearing at a rate of about one per minute, and the posts were lengthy, most around six paragraphs long..." writes software engineer Philip Winston. I read through some of the posts. The quality was incredibly good, no machine could have written these even a few years ago. However there were some flaws and tells that suggested they were machine generated. The posts reminded me of text I'd seen from OpenAI's language model GPT-3, which is the newest and best language generator I...
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, Wikipedia, Reddit, Gizmodo, GPT, EditorDavid, Philip Winston


Amazon Prime Day: The Best Early Apple Discounts (mac rumors)

Amazon will kick off Prime Day 2020 tonight at midnight, and the event will introduce hundreds of deals through Wednesday, October 14. To add on top of the two day event, Amazon has even begun introducing early offers on AirPods, iPads, Kindles, Echo devices, Ring products, and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. We'll be watching Prime Day deals th...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, News, MacBook Air, Macbook Pro, Mitchel Broussard, Silver and Space Gray Aluminum


Covid in Scotland: What's helping us to understand the new rules?

Is scientific evidence, Google mobility data and what people tell Test and Protect explaining why restrictions are needed?
Tags: Google, News, Scotland


Apple iPhone 12: The chip advance set to make smartphones smarter

A chip-making process pioneered in the Netherlands will let smartphones take the next leap forward.
Tags: Apple, News, Netherlands


iPhone 12 launch is tomorrow: Here's how to watch the livestream

A 5G iPhone 12 lineup and a new HomePod are expected at Apple's Oct. 13 virtual event.
Tags: Apple


OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei leaves the company to start a new venture

Carl Pei, who co-founded the smartphone giant OnePlus in his 20s, has left the company, two sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. Pei played an instrumental role in designing the OnePlus smartphone lineup over the years, including the recently launched OnePlus Nord, which has been the company’s biggest hit to date. Outside Shenzhen, China, where OnePlus is headquartered, Pei has also been the face of the Chinese firm, appearing at trade conferences, interacting with loyal custo...
Tags: Asia, Hardware, China, India, Samsung, Tech, Oneplus, Pei, Lau, Shenzhen China, Nord, Carl Pei, Pete Lau, OnePlus Nord, OnePlus Pei


How Streamlined, Recurring Payments Transformed A Center For Healing

Dr. Sam McDonald runs the Wild & Precious Optimal Living practice in Arvada, Colorado with his wife, Dr. Lynn McDonald. Their neurologically-based chiropractic clinic focuses on brain and nervous system health to encourage full-body healing. Since 2018, Wild & Precious Optimal Living has collected payments with PaySimple. PaySimple’s seamless payment tools allow this family-owned practice to focus their attention on what matters most: patients and their health. Background Like many...
Tags: Google, Leadership, Sales, McDonald, Arvada Colorado, Accepting Payments, Sam McDonald, PaySimple, Small Business Shortcuts, Customer Spotlight, Lynn McDonald


Backdoor In Kids' Smartwatch Makes It Possible For Someone To Covertly Take Pictures, Record Audio

The Xplora 4 smartwatch, made by Chinese outfit Qihoo 360 Technology Co, and marketed to children under the Xplora brand in the US and Europe, can covertly take photos and record audio when activated by an encrypted SMS message, says Norwegian security firm Mnemonic. The Register reports: This backdoor is not a bug, the finders insist, but a deliberate, hidden feature. Around 350,000 watches have been sold so far, Xplora says. Exploiting this security hole is non-trivial, we note, though it does...
Tags: Europe, US, Tech, Beijing, Qihoo, Consumer Council, Xplora, Mnemonic, Qihoo 360 Technology Co, Mnemonic The Register, Harrison Sand, Erlend Leiknes



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