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US Surpasses 8 Million Coronavirus Cases

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: America surpassed 8 million cases of the novel coronavirus on Friday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The grim milestone that puts the U.S. ahead of every other country in terms of total cases. Over 218,000 coronavirus deaths have been reported in the U.S. as well, again setting a record that represents about 20% of total deaths worldwide. COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, has rapidly spread across the globe, i...
Tags: India, US, America, Tech, New Zealand, Cnet, Johns Hopkins University


The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to Hulu and Disney+ in November 2020

Wow, October is almost over! Then it’s time for November, a month where many of us will either be relieved or horrified (you know why). Also: it’ll be time for Thanksgiving, but since the pandemic is still raging, who the hell knows how we’ll go about that. But enough of these real-world issues – let’s talk about entertainment! A new month brings with it new titles on Disney+ and Hulu, and here they are! Get a rundown of the best TV shows and movies coming to Hulu and Disney+ below. Best TV...
Tags: Google, Movies, Disney, Los Angeles, Tesla, Ethan Hawke, Robert De Niro, Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Nikola Tesla, Kenneth Branagh, Shakespeare, Hulu, Keanu Reeves, Denzel Washington, Thomas Edison


How to track your sleep with an Apple Watch using the built-in Sleep app or third-party apps

It's easy to track your sleep using an Apple Watch. Apple You can track your sleep on an Apple Watch using the built-in Sleep app, or a variety of third-party apps. To use the Sleep app on your Apple Watch, you'll need to update it to watchOS 7, and have an Apple Watch Series 3 or newer. There are also several third-party sleep tracking apps, like SleepWatch and AutoSleep, that offer more advanced sleep metrics. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When you...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Netflix, Apple Watch, App Store, Tech Insider, Health Apps, Sleep Tracking, Christine Kopaczewski, Sleep Apps, SleepWatch, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


Billionaire CEO of Software Company Indicted For Alleged $2 Billion Tax Evasion Schemes

The billionaire chief executive of Ohio-based Reynolds and Reynolds Co, Robert Brockman, has been indicted on charges of tax evasion and wire fraud conducted over "decades." ZDNet reports: The scheme, in which roughly $2 billion was hidden away in offshore accounts and through money laundering, took place between 1999 and 2019, the US Department of Justice (DoJ) said on Thursday. According to the indictment (.PDF), the resident of both Houston, Texas, and Pitkin County, Colorado allegedly used a...
Tags: US, Tech, Ohio, Bermuda, San Francisco California, Houston Texas, Nevis, Zdnet, US Department of Justice DOJ, Brockman, US Internal Revenue Service IRS, Pitkin County Colorado, Robert Brockman, Reynolds and Reynolds Co


Xbox's Phil Spencer Hints At Exclusivity Potential For Bethesda Games

In an interview with Kotaku, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said that Microsoft doesn't need to ship future Bethesda games on PlayStation in order to recoup the $7.5 billion it spent acquiring Bethesda's parent company, Zenimax Media, last month. Spencer also explained that the deal wasn't specifically signed to take games away from the platform. Pure Xbox reports: "This deal was not done to take games away from another player base like that. Nowhere in the documentation that we put together was: 'How d...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Bethesda, Spencer, Kotaku, Yahoo Finance, Phil Spencer, ZeniMax Media, Exclusivity Potential For Bethesda Games, Pure Xbox


How to Password Protect Google Documents and PDF files in Google Drive

Introducing PDF toolbox, a new Google Drive addon that lets you password protect PDF files and Google Documents. The app can also help you unlock PDF files that are already protected with a password in your Google Drive.Watch the video tutorial to get started. Password Protect PDF Files To get started, install the PDF toolbox add-on and grant the necessary authorization. The app requires access to the file that you would like to encrypt (or decrypt) and you also have an an option to send t...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Seo, Archives, Pdf


Google Is Beginning the Forced Migration From Hangouts To Chat Next Year

Google will officially transition users from Google Hangouts to Google Chat starting next year. The Verge reports: As part of the change, Chat, a messaging service previously only available to customers who pay for Google Workspace (the recent rebranding of G Suite), will become a free service that's available inside of Gmail and in a standalone app. And some Hangouts features will be going away ahead of its disappearance. The transition from Hangouts to Chat will begin sometime in the first hal...
Tags: Google, Tech, Google Voice, G Suite, Google Chat, Google Workspace


iPhone 12 preorders: How to buy 2 of Apple's new phones now

You can now preorder two of the new iPhone 12 models, but you'll have to wait for the iPhone 12 Mini and Pro Max. Find out when, where...
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Google Says Chinese Hackers Are Impersonating McAfee to Trick Victims Into Installing Malware

The same Chinese government-linked hackers who targeted the campaigns of both 2020 presidential candidates earlier this year have been trying to trick users into installing malware by posing as the antivirus provider McAfee and using otherwise legitimate online services like GitHub and Dropbox.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Microsoft, Joe Biden, Cybersecurity, Biden, Phishing, Cyberattacks, Trump, McAfee, Trump Administration, Phishing Scams


How to set up a YouTube TV account and customize your subscription in several ways

YouTube TV is a premium streaming app that's easy to set up. Shutterstock You can set up a YouTube TV subscription in several ways, but you'll first need to create a YouTube TV account using the website or Android app. When you sign up for YouTube TV, you'll get to pick out what premium channels you want, and choose how you want to pay for it. Once you start watching, you can set up your DVR Library, personalize your "Live Guide," and even change how sports scores are displayed. YouTub...
Tags: Apple, Google, Youtube, Trends, Paypal, Vizio, Streaming Services, Samsung LG, Steven John, Set Up, Tech Insider, YouTube TV, Youtube App, Streaming Apps, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference


How to listen to Apple Podcasts on an Android device in 2 ways

You can listen to podcasts on your Android with apps like Google Podcasts and others. Westend61/Getty Images You can listen to virtually any podcast on your Android, just like you can with Apple Podcasts on your iPhone. To listen to your favorite podcasts on Android, install a podcast app like Google Podcasts and subscribe to the shows you want to hear to have them automatically downloaded. You can also find many podcasts on the podcast host's website and stream them from there.  Visit Bus...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Android, Google Play, Spotify, Podcasts, Trends, Pandora, Npr, Alexa, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Google Home, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts


Daily Crunch: Twitter walks back New York Post decision

A New York Post story forces social platforms to make (and in Twitter’s case, reverse) some difficult choices, Sony announces a new 3D display and fitness startup Future raises $24 million. This is your Daily Crunch for October 16, 2020. The big story: Twitter walks back New York Post decision A recent New York Post story about a cache of emails and other data supposedly originating from a laptop belonging to Joe Biden’s son Hunter looked suspect from the start, and more holes have emerged ov...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Ipo, Tech, Eu, Joe Biden, Policy, Sony, San Diego, Silicon Valley, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Faa


Apple Sending Emails Letting Apple TV+ Subscribers Know About Extended Trial Access (mac rumors)

Apple this evening began sending out emails to Apple TV+ subscribers who have a trial subscription to let them know about a planned three month trial extension. We're giving you extra time to discover the latest Apple Originals and catch up on shows returning for a second season. You don't have to do anything -- just keep watching for free until February 2021. It's been an incredible debut year. Audiences are loving the Emmy Award winner The Morning Show, the blockbuster WWII thriller Grey...
Tags: Apple, News, Apple TV, Dickinson, Peabody, Juli Clover, Ted Lasso, Apple TV Shows Apple, Apple Originals


Google Assistant, Maps and Search can now help you figure out where to vote

Election Day approaches! Still not sure where the nearest polling place or ballot drop box is? Google wants to help. This morning the company rolled out a handful of features across Google Assistant, Google Maps and Google Search, all meant to kick in when a user seems to be looking for information on voting locations. On Google Search, for example, a search for “ballot drop boxes near me” will now bring up a dedicated tool for finding just that — punch in the address where you’re registere...
Tags: Google, TC, Government, US, Siri, Tech, Google Maps, Don, 2020 Election, Voting Information Project


How to cast a Google Meet video call from your computer to a TV screen

If you have casting capability, you can view a Google Meeting on your TV screen. FilippoBacci/Getty Images You can cast a Google Meet video call from your computer to your TV if you have a Chromecast or Nest device. You can start casting a Google Meeting to your TV before or during the meeting itself. When casting, your TV will display the video for the Google Meeting, but you'll still be communicating through your computer's webcam and microphone. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference l...
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Big tech's biggest shield is under fire from all 3 branches of government — here's how repealing Section 230 went from a Trump threat to an impending reality

Pressure is mounting in all three branches of government to strip blanket protections that big tech companies have long enjoyed. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Section 230 — a federal law that Shields social media companies from liabilities that would otherwise reshape or crush their businesses — appears closer than ever to being rewritten.  President Donald Trump has escalated a recent push to repeal Section 230 as retribution for Facebook and Twitter fact-checking his posts. He says they'...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Fcc, Justice, Supreme Court, Congress, US, Trends, House, Federal Communications Commission, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Grindr, Pai, Trump, Thomas


Nikola Stock Falls 14 Percent After CEO Downplays Badger Truck Plans

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Nikola CEO Mark Russell downplayed the company's Badger pickup truck in comments to the Financial Times on Thursday. "The Badger was an interesting and exciting project to some shareholders, but our institutional shareholders are mostly focused on the business plan," Russell said. "Our core business plan since before we became publicly listed always focused on heavy trucks and hydrogen infrastructure." Russell's comments were published after...
Tags: Tech, General Motors, Ars Technica, Gm, Financial Times, Russell, Mark Russell, Badger, Nikola, Trevor Milton, Nikola Stock Falls


San Francisco Apartment Rents Crater Up To 31%, Most in US

San Francisco's sky-high apartment rents are falling fast. From a report: The median monthly rate for a studio in the city tumbled 31% in September from a year earlier to $2,285, compared with a 0.5% decline nationally, according to data released Tuesday by Realtor.com. One-bedroom rents in San Francisco fell 24% and two-bedrooms were down 21%, to $2,873 and $3,931 a month, respectively. The figures underscore how the pandemic has roiled property markets and changed renter preferences. With comp...
Tags: US, San Francisco, Tech, Danielle Hale Realtor


The Google Assistant Driving Mode announced at Google I/O 2019 seems to finally be rolling out

The new Google Assistant Driving Mode feature was first announced last year at Google I/O 2019, and it seems to finally be rolling out.
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Move over, iPhone 12. Apple's iPhone 13 may feature under-display Touch ID

Log in with a fingerprint scan or Face ID
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Top doctors slam Google for not backing up incredible claims of super-human cancer-spotting AI

And the Chocolate Factory isn't the only one bragging about ML with little evidence of its success Distinguished doctors have publicly criticized Google and others for making grand claims about AI research and then not sharing the source code and models to let others replicate and verify the experiments.…
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Twitter Screws the Pooch, QAnon Bans, and FCC Takes the Bait

It’s hard to believe that the 2020 election is just 18 days away, which may count for the inexorable sense of doom hanging over everything, or the sensation of that time is warping like the event horizon of a black hole. Before we’re smashed into an accretion disk, you might as well catch up on the present:Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Fcc, Youtube, Social Media, Online, WeChat, Free Speech, Section 230, Disinformation, Tiktok, Hellfeed


How to delete podcasts stored on your Apple Watch from your iPhone's Watch app

You can delete podcasts stored on your Apple Watch to free up crucial space. Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider You can delete all stored podcasts from your Apple Watch, or all episodes of a particular podcast by changing your settings in your iPhone's Watch app. If the "Custom" option is selected in your iPhone's Watch app, your watch will store several episodes of any podcasts you select. To delete podcast episodes, turn off the desired podcast in the Podcast section of the Watch app or swi...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Trends, Pandora, Apple Watch, Custom, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Apple Podcasts, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Gadgets (Reference, Dave Johnson Business Insider


Boeing 737 Max Judged Safe To Fly By Europe's Aviation Regulator

schwit1 shares a report from Bloomberg: Europe's top aviation regulator said he's satisfied that changes to Boeing Co.'s 737 Max have made the plane safe enough to return to the region's skies before 2020 is out, even as a further upgrade his agency demanded won't be ready for up to two years. After test flights conducted in September, EASA is performing final document reviews ahead of a draft airworthiness directive it expects to issue next month, said Patrick Ky, executive director of the Euro...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Bloomberg, Boeing, Boeing Co, EASA, European Union Aviation Safety Agency, Patrick Ky


3 features I wish Apple's new iPhone 12 had that Android phones have had for years

iPhone 12 Apple Apple's iPhone 12 comes with several upgrades like 5G support, a refreshed design, and a camera that's better at taking photos in the dark. But there are several useful features found on Android phones that the iPhone still lacks. These include a fingerprint sensor and an always-on display.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Apple's iPhone 12, which is available for pre-order starting Friday, brings a number of changes that differentiate it from last year'...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Features, Oneplus, Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, Apple Apple, Google Pixel, Tech Insider, Samsung Google, Lisa Eadicicco, Iphone 12


November Event Coming? Everything Apple Didn't Announce at the October Event

Apple has held events in September and October so far, first focusing on the Apple Watch Series 6 and iPad Air and then new iPhone 12 models and the HomePod mini. There are still a handful of products that Apple is expected to launch before the end of the year, so will we see a November event? Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. From AirPods Studio to an Arm-based Silicon Mac, there are still new devices that we could see this year. Below, we've outlined the rumor...
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Twitter is now allowing users to share that controversial New York Post story

Twitter has taken another step back from its initial decision to block users from sharing links to or images of a New York Post story reporting on emails and other data supposedly originating on a laptop belonging to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son Hunter. The story, which alleged that Hunter Biden had set up meeting between a Ukrainian energy firm and his father back when Biden was vice president, looked shaky from the start, and more holes have emerged over time. Both Facebo...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Rudy Giuliani, Hunter, Casey Newton, Hunter Biden, New York Times Twitter


Can't remember the name of that song? Now you can hum it to Google

This may be music to your ears: You can now hum, whistle or sing a tune, even off-key, and Google will identify it, or at least show you...
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How to leave a review and rating on the Apple Podcasts app, and view all of your reviews later

It's easy to leave reviews on the Apple Podcasts app. Apple You can leave a review on the Apple Podcasts app by heading to a podcast's "Ratings & Reviews" menu. Once you start leaving reviews, you can find all of your podcast reviews in the Apple ID menu. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're a podcast fanatic and want to shower your favorite show or host with genuine praise, writing a review in Apple's Podcast app is the perfect place. Leaving a r...
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