'No, Microsoft Won't Rebase Windows to Linux' Argues Canonical's Manager for Ubuntu on WSL

Last month Eric Raymond suggested Microsoft might be moving to a Linux kernel that emulates Windows. ZDNet contributing editor Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols argued such a move "makes perfect sense", and open source advocate Jack Wallen even suggested Microsoft abandon Windows altogether for a new distro named Microsoft Linux. It eventually drew the attention of Canonical's engineering manager for Ubuntu on WSL, who published a blog post with his own personal thoughts. Its title? "No, Microsoft is ...
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iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Cases Buyer's Guide

Apple announced the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro this week, and pre-orders opened on Friday, October 16, with shipping dates due to begin on Friday, October 23. The launch of a new iPhone is always a mad dash with case manufacturers trying to launch their products in time for the first customers. We've collected this list of early ‌iPhone 12‌ and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ cases presently available. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and m...
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iPhone 12 Cases Buyer's Guide

Apple announced the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro this week, and pre-orders opened on Friday, October 16, with shipping dates due to begin on Friday, October 23. The launch of a new iPhone is always a mad dash with case manufacturers trying to launch their products in time for the first customers. We've collected this list of early ‌iPhone 12‌ and ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ cases presently available. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and m...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Featured, Emma, MacRumors, Casetify, Microban, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, Navy Kumquat Cyprus Green Pink Citrus White Black, Spine Ultra Hybrid, Amazon Spigen Thin Fit Black Another, Ultra Impact, Ulta Impact, Evo Wallet Tech21, Evo Wallet

Facebook says it rejected 2.2m ads seeking to obstruct voting in US election

Nick Clegg, Facebook vice president, says social media giant also attached false information warnings to 150m postsA total of 2.2m ads on Facebook and Instagram have been rejected and 120,000 posts withdrawn for attempting to “obstruct voting” in the upcoming US presidential election, Facebook’s vice president Nick Clegg has said.In addition, warnings were posted on 150m examples of false information posted online, the former British deputy prime minister told French weekly Journal du Dimanche o...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, US, US politics, Nick Clegg, Journal du Dimanche, Nick Clegg Facebook, US elections 2020

Motley Fool: AMD 'Isn't Done Hammering Intel Yet'

The Motley Fool writes: AMD held just under 18% of the CPU market at the end of 2016 before Ryzen arrived. The latest third-party estimates suggest that the chipmaker now controls close to 37% of the market. Other reliable estimates from the likes of video gaming platform Steam also suggest that AMD has been consistently chipping away at Intel's CPU dominance. And AMD isn't done hammering Intel in CPUs just yet — especially since the arrival of its latest Ryzen 5000 CPUs... According to AMD's ...
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Google/EdX Are Charging $298 For Their Remake of a Free 2012 How-to-Google Course

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp writes: After near death, MOOCs are booming during the coronavirus pandemic, reported the NY Times in May. That news apparently wasn't lost on Google and EdX, who on Thursday announced they've teamed up and are asking $298 (temporarily reduced to $268.20!) for Google's Power Searching with Google XSeries Program (learn "how to create an effective search query to yield the most relevant results"). In case that seems familiar to some, Google offered a free 5-hour...
Tags: Google, Tech, Ny Times, Slashdot, Daniel Russell

Make Remote Work Permanent? No Way, Say Bay Area Leaders

Last month a regional government agency in the San Francisco Bay Area voted "to move forward" with a proposal to eventually require people at large, office-based companies to work from home three days a week "as a way to slash greenhouse gas emissions from car commutes," according to NBC News. But today local newspapers report "Bay Area leaders are already saying, no way." [Shorter, non-paywalled article here.] The Metropolitan Transportation Commission is drawing heavy fire from lawmakers, t...
Tags: Google, Texas, Nbc News, San Francisco, Tech, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Bay Area, Bart, San Francisco Bay Area, Sam Liccardo, MTC, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Liccardo, Rebecca Saltzman, San Francisco Mayor London

Pre-order demand for iPhone 12 Pro forces changes in delivery schedule; one color is the hottest

Apple has just started taking pre-orders for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro and demand for the Pro model has pushed the arrival of the...
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VCs reload ahead of the election as unicorns power ahead

This is The TechCrunch Exchange, a newsletter that goes out on Saturdays, based on the column of the same name. You can sign up for the email here. It was an active week in the technology world broadly, with big news from Facebook and Twitter and Apple. But past the headline-grabbing noise, there was a steady drumbeat of bullish news for unicorns, or private companies worth $1 billion or more. A bullish week for unicorns The Exchange spent a good chunk of the week looking into different storie...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Facebook, India, Tech, Eu, New Orleans, Khosla, Databricks, Bain Capital Ventures, Accel, Exchange, Calm, SPAC, Russell

How Ransomware Puts Your Hospital At Risk

nickwinlund77 quotes a New York Times opinion piece: In March, several cybercrime groups rushed to reassure people that they wouldn't target hospitals and other health care facilities during the Covid-19 pandemic. The operators of several prominent strains of ransomware all announced they would not target hospitals, and some of them even promised to decrypt the data of health care organizations for free if one was accidentally infected by their malware. But any cybersecurity strategy that relie...
Tags: Tech, Britain, United States, New York Times, Universal Health Services

What Are the Most Relevant and Valuable Web Directories for 2020?

Valuable web directories play a different role today than they did historically. Internet users origianlly used them to find sites by category and topic on the Internet. Directories also made it easier for users to find what they were looking for when searching for specific products, services, answers, or information. Web Directories Then and Now Before modern search engines took over online queries, web directories were “THE INTERNET”. The way web directories are used has changed significant...
Tags: Google, Business, UK, Bing, Local Search, Business Directories, Google Places, Google My Business, SEO / Google / Organic Traffic, Botw, Bing Places for Business, DirJournal, Jasmine Directory, Brownbook Brownbook, Aviva Directory Founded, Jayde Jayde

College President Resigns After 712 Students Test Positive For Covid-19

CNN reports: The president of the State University of New York at Oneonta has resigned, as the school grapples with hundreds of reported Covid-19 cases within the university since the beginning of the semester... SUNY Oneonta has reported 712 student cases of Covid-19 since residence halls opened on August 17... The resignation of the sitting president of SUNY Oneonta comes after the university decided not to test students or quarantine them on arrival. Soon after, the University saw an uptic...
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Early MagSafe Charger, iPhone 12 accessory orders start arriving

A number of Apple cusomers are already seeing products announced during Apple's second special event arrive on their doorsteps, with...
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The best iPhone 12 screen protectors

The newly announced iPhone 12 is one of the most attractive phones out right now. Protect its sharp display with one of the best iPhone 12 screen protectors.
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Google Play Books

I have a Boox Note Air on the way and was looking at the Google play books app on my iPad. It seems pretty good, why do I never see anyone suggesting it? Instead I see moon reader +. Are there other readers you’d suggest for someone new to android?
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Solve the ‘dead equity’ problem with a longer founder vesting schedule

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 four-year vesting schedule that the typical startup uses today is a problem waiting to happen. If one founder ends up quitting a year or two before the last cliff, they still own a large share of the cap table through many rounds to come. The departing founder might consider that fair, but the remaining founder(s) are the ones adding on the additi...
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Tesla Owner: I Butt-Dialed a $4,280 Autopilot Upgrade -- And They Haven't Refunded Me

CNBC reports: On September 24th, physician Dr. Ali Vaziri was unpleasantly surprised by a mobile alert from his bank, which said he had just purchased a $4,280 upgrade for his Tesla Model 3. The large transaction, he quickly surmised, was a "butt dial" or accidental purchase made through the Tesla app on his iPhone. "My phone was in my jeans," Vaziri told CNBC. "I took it out, put it on this charger that comes with your Tesla and that's it. A minute later? I got the text. I've never purchased a...
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US Antitrust Regulators Could Target Google's Chrome Browser For Breakup

Slashdot reader alternative_right shares a report from Politico: Justice Department and state prosecutors investigating Google for alleged antitrust violations are considering whether to force the company to sell its dominant Chrome browser and parts of its lucrative advertising business, three people with knowledge of the discussions said... The conversations — amid preparations for an antitrust legal battle that the Department of Justice is expected to begin in the coming weeks — could pave ...
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Apple's New MagSafe Charger and Cases Begin Arriving to Customers

Apple's new MagSafe charger and cases have begun arriving to some customers earlier than expected, and images of the accessories have started to surface on Twitter. The photos provide a first look at the products in real-world use. As of writing, some MagSafe cases are also available for pickup at select Apple Stores in countries like the United States, Canada, and Germany. Filip Chudzinski, developer of Apple Watch band app Bandbreite and editor of Apple Store-focused Twitter account Storet...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Germany, Apple Store, Qi, Belkin, Magsafe, United States Canada, Apple Stores, Filip Chudzinski

Reduce High Bounce Rate Using Smart These Tips!

Among the hordes of problems that bloggers face, one of the prominent problem is high bounce rate. If you use Google analytics tool or to check the traffic statistics of your blog, you might be well aware of bounce rate. Unlike visitor count, high bounce rate is unwanted! This article covers topics like- ‘what is bounce rate’, ‘factors responsible for it’, ‘tips to reduce it’ etc. Source
Tags: Google, Marketing, Blogging, Alexa

iPhone 12 preorders now live, but Apple's doing things differently this time. Here's how to buy

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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Tough Armor Apple iPhone 11 Case for $16.99

On Amazon right now you can get this nice Spigen Tough Armor Designed for Apple iPhone 11 Case (2019) – XP Black for just $16.99 – a 62% savings! This will ship free with Amazon Prime or qualifies for free Super Saver Shipping with a $25 purchase. Find more great Amazon Deals here.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Home-Made Covid Vaccine Appeared to Work, but Questions Remained

"Josiah Zayner's plan was simple: replicate a Covid-19 vaccine that had worked in monkeys, test it on himself and then livestream the experiment online over a period of months," reports Bloomberg. "Zayner discovered, testing a vaccine is far more complicated than he had imagined." Even though his experiment yielded a promising result, Zayner found too many unanswered questions to say that it worked. For one, it wasn't clear whether antibodies he found in his own body in extremely tiny measures...
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This Week in Apps: Apple’s big event, lidar comes to iPhone, Android gets a new IDE

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: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Amazon, Android, Google Play Store, Ipad, TC, Facebook, Apps, Spotify, La, Softbank, Tech, Walmart

Trump Scrambles To Loosen America's Biometric Data and Gig Worker Regulations

"Facing the prospect that President Trump could lose his re-election bid, his cabinet is scrambling to enact regulatory changes affecting millions of Americans in a blitz so rushed it may leave some changes vulnerable to court challenges," reports the New York Times: The effort is evident in a broad range of federal agencies and encompasses proposals like easing limits on how many hours some truckers can spend behind the wheel, giving the government more freedom to collect biometric data and se...
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Best Buy Canada Weekly Deals: Save up to $1,000 on Purchase of 2 Major Kitchen Appliances + More Deals

Best Buy Canada has new weekly offers available now, that include: Pre-order the Eero Pro 6 3 pack and get a Fire TV Cube for free ($150 value). Save up to 40% on select memory and storage devices. Save up to $100 on select networking devices. Huge savings on select luggage from top brands. Save up to $1,000 when you purchase 2 or more select major kitchen appliances. Save 10% on select Bosch major kitchen appliances. Enjoy free local delivery with the purchase of any LG laundry pair. Save up ...
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NHS Covid-19 app users sent incorrect risk-level change alerts

People in England and Wales reported notifications that did not match government guidance for their areasCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUsers of the NHS coronavirus app for England and Wales have reported receiving confusing notifications that the risk level in their area has changed in ways that contradict official government guidance.The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said on Saturday it had identified and resolved the problem, which affected updates m...
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Original Content podcast: It’s hard to resist the silliness of ‘Emily in Paris’

“Emily in Paris,” a new series on Netflix, has provoked skeptical responses from actual Parisians who are happy to point out the abundant clichés in its story of a young American (played by Lily Collins) who takes a last-minute transfer to a marketing agency in Paris. Some fairly obvious culture clash moments ensue, along with equally implausible storylines where Emily’s extremely basic ideas about social media are treated as controversial and groundbreaking by her employer. And yet, as we di...
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This is one of those questions about an incredibly trivial issue that probably bothers no one but me and that may be unanswerable, but I’ve had luck getting obscure questions solved here before, so here goes. In Mandelstam’s Путешествие в Армению (Journey to Armenia; see yesterday’s post) he gets onto the topic of naturalists, and says: Россия в изображении замечательного натуралиста Палласа: бабы гонят краску мариону из квасцов с березовыми листьями, липовая кора сама сдирается на лыки, заплет...
Tags: Google, Russia, Uncategorized, Linguistics, Armenia, Google Books, Mandelstam, Pallas, Mariona

A Chicken Nugget Was Just Launched Into Space

A British supermarket celebrated its 50th anniversary by playing with its food — specifically, one lucky piece of breaded protein: The grocery store chain hired Sent Into Space to launch the chicken nugget into space. According to its website, Sent Into Space is the "world's leading space marketing company, specialising in space-themed marketing campaigns and publicity stunts." "From a site in rural Wales, the nugget traveled through the Earth's atmosphere to an altitude of 110,000 feet (that...
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