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Epic’s latest argument in its fight against Apple keeps antitrust issues front and center

Epic Games, the game engine developer and creator of the wildly popular Fortnite game, is keeping the focus squarely on antitrust issues in its lawsuit against Apple as pressures mount to rein in anti-competitive practices of the world’s largest tech companies. Antitrust arguments are gaining ground on both sides of the political spectrum, which could present a more favorable environment for Epic to make its case. Earlier this month the Trump Justice Department filed its antitrust case against G...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Gaming, Congress, Tech, Epic, Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, Facebook Amazon Apple, Fortnite, Trump Justice Department, Yvonne Gonzales Rogers, Google Epic, Google The Justice Department


CNET: Police Are Using Facial Recognition For Minor Crimes, 'Because They Can'

"Police often frame facial recognition as a necessary tool to solve the most heinous crimes, like terrorist attacks and violent assaults, but researchers have found that the technology is more frequently used for low-level offenses," reports CNET: In a recent court filing, the New York police department noted that it's turned to facial recognition in more than 22,000 cases in the last three years. "Even though the NYPD claims facial recognition is only used for serious crimes, the numbers tell ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Oregon, Tech, Miami, Cnet, Neill, ClearView, James O Neill, NBC Miami, Before Amazon, Albert Fox Cahn, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, Clearview AI


Esports pioneer Dino Ying talks to TechCrunch about the next phase of VSPN

Following that China’s esport giant VSPN (Versus Programming Network) has raised close to $100 million in a Series B funding round, led by Tencent Holdings, TechCrunch interviewed founder and CEO Dino Ying via email about his strategy for the company. Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Shanghai, VSPN was one of the early pioneer in esports tournament organization and content creation out of Asia. It has since expanded into other businesses including offline venue operation. VSPN began hostin...
Tags: TC, Asia, China, Tech, Beijing, Shanghai, Tencent, Silicon Valley, Stamford Bridge, Esports, Shenzhen, Tencent Holdings, KPL, Ying, Kuaishou, PUBG Mobile


Smita Patil - Unofficial Biography

Hello! So somehow I stumbled onto the life of Smita Patil and I was so fascinated that I got reading about her. The output was this Twitter thread. Here's the same thread, in the shape of an essay (originally published on SaurabhGarg.com).  Smita Patil was an actor par excellence and above all, an extraordinary human being. She lived for all of 31 years but her legacy HAS to stay around for 31 millennia at least and this is an attempt towards that.  If I could sum her life in 3 bullet ...
Tags: Travel, Google, India, Biography, Mumbai, Bollywood, Bombay, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Tula, Tom, AB, Shyam Benegal, Benegal, Smita, Kali


Google Drive Monitor - Get Email Alerts When Files are Deleted in your Drive

When you delete a file in Google Drive, it moves to the trash folder and stays there indefinitely until you manually empty the bin. That is how it has always been but, sometime this month, Google made one important change to how the trash bin works.Under the new policy, files that have been in Google Drive’s trash bin for more than 30-days are automatically deleted. This automatic cleanup does help reclaim space but if you happen to accidentally delete some important files or folders from your G...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Seo, Archives, Google Apps Script, Google Drive Watch


Apple’s Massive iPhone 12 Pro Surprise Suddenly Confirmed

Why Apple new iPhones are going to destroy the competition...
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Big tech accused of avoiding $2.8bn in tax to poorest countries

Reform of international corporate taxation could transform health and education, says reportBig US technology companies are exploiting loopholes in global tax rules to avoid paying as much as $2.8bn (£2.1bn) tax a year in developing countries, according to research by the anti-poverty charity ActionAid International.Facebook, Google and Microsoft have been accused of failing to pay a fair amount of taxes in poor countries where governments are struggling to provide even basic healthcare or educa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, Technology, Microsoft, US, World news, Technology sector, Global Economy, Alphabet, ActionAid International Facebook Google


Sarah Cooper’s Trump Lip-Syncs Turned Pandemic Boredom Into a Career Catapult

It wasn't even a year ago that Sarah Cooper seriously thought about once again setting aside her dream of making it big as a comedian and heading back into corporate America for a steady gig. Then the former UX designer at Google downloaded TikTok at the height of the pandemic and hit record. The rest,...
Tags: Google, Advertising, America, Magazine, Platforms, Sarah Cooper, Streaming & OTT, Hot List, Trump Lip


Tencent leads $100M Series B funding round into China-based esport provider VSPN

Further confirmation that the esports market is booming amid the pandemic comes today with the news that esports ‘total solutions provider’ VSPN (Versus Programming Network) has raised what it describes as ‘close to’ $100 million in a Series B funding round, led by Tencent Holdings . Other investors that participated in the round include Tiantu Capital, SIG (Susquehanna International Group), and Kuaishou. The funding round will go towards improving esports products and its ecosystem in China a...
Tags: TC, Asia, South Korea, Europe, Video Games, China, Tech, Ceo, Beijing, Fifa, Shanghai, Tencent, Seoul, Esports, Coo, Esl


How Quibi fell apart in 199 days

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for October 26. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]'s news: How Quibi fell apart, inside The Richard Group's troubles, and the execs leading the e-commerce advertising industry. Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP; Richard Drew/AP; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider The 199 days that doomed Qui...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Trends, Ap, New York Times, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Anna Wintour, Richard, Instacart, Wall Street Journal, Cvs, Meg Whitman, Walmart Amazon, Insiders, Richards Group, Noam Galai Getty


America and France Reach New All-Time Highs For COVID-19 Infections

An anonymous reader quotes Time: The United States has reached a new record high in the number of daily COVID-19 infections, surpassing the peak in mid-July during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic's domestic toll. As of Oct. 24, there was a weekly average of 23.0 infections per 100,000 residents, up from 20.5 on July 19 and ticking rapidly upward. The country also set a new single-day record on Oct. 23 with 83,757 new cases. There have been clear signs for weeks of a third wave of ...
Tags: France, Russia, America, Tech, Spain, United States, Argentina, Reuters, United States India Brazil, COVID


In World First, 100% of South Australia's Power Supplied By Solar Panels

1.76 million people live in the 983,482 square kilometer (379,725 square mile) state of South Australia. This weekend Australia's national broadcaster made a big announcement: South Australia's renewable energy boom has achieved a global milestone. The state once known for not having enough power has become the first major jurisdiction in the world to be powered entirely by solar energy. For just over an hour on Sunday, October 11, 100 per cent of energy demand was met by solar panels alone. ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Australia, Tech, Tesla, Victoria, South Australia, Port Augusta, Audrey Zibelman, Energy Market Operator AEMO, Tailem Bend


NASA's Probe Sampled Too Much From Asteroid Bennu and Now It's Leaking

Iwastheone shares some space news from OPB: A NASA spacecraft sent out to collect a sample of rock and dust from an asteroid has nabbed so much that it's created an unexpected problem. Rocks are jammed in the device in a way that's keeping a Mylar flap open, creating a gap that's letting some of the collected pebbles and dust drift out into space. "We had a successful sample collection attempt — almost too successful. Material is escaping," says Dante Lauretta of the University of Arizona, th...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, University Of Arizona, ANN, Empire State Building, CU Boulder, University of Colorado Boulder, Bennu, Dante Lauretta, Jay McMahon, University of Colorado Boulder s OSIRIS, Daniel Scheeres, Scheeres


Does Python Need to Change? (slashdot)

The Python programming language "is a big hit for machine learning," read a headline this week at ZDNet, adding "But now it needs to change." Python is the top language according to IEEE Spectrum's electrical engineering audience, yet you can't run Python in a browser and you can't easily run it on a smartphone. Plus no one builds games in Python these days. To build browser applications, developers tend to go for JavaScript, Microsoft's type-safety take on it, TypeScript, Google-made Go, or e...
Tags: Google, Python, News, Microsoft, Dart, US, Zdnet, Mozilla Microsoft, Wolfram, Peter Wang, EditorDavid, Armin Ronacher, Anaconda Python, Python Austria, Ronacher, GitHub Atlassian Reddit


Cloud9 adds the MAJKL Valorant roster to create Cloud9 White as its first women’s esports team

Cloud9 has brought on the all-women MAJKL Valorant squad to become its first women’s esports team. Moving forward the team of Alexis “alexis” Guarrasi, Annie “Annie” Roberts, Jasmine “Jazzyk1ns” Manankil, Katsumi, and Melanie “meL”Capone will compete as Cloud9 White in competition for Riot Games’ Valorant league. The new team is sponsored by AT&T. As MAJKL, the team has already won first place in the FTW Summer Showdown tournament — a part of the Valorant Ignition Series. That $25,000 pr...
Tags: TC, Verizon, Tech, AT T, Esports, TechCrunch, Gamer, Riot Games, Alexis, Video Gaming, Cloud9, MAJKL Valorant, Melanie meL Capone, AT T As MAJKL, Gaylen Malone, Shiz Suzuki


Kroger: Kroger Apple Juice ONLY $0.99 Thru 11/3

Kroger: Kroger Apple Juice ONLY $0.99. Kroger: Kroger Apple Juice ONLY $0.99 Thru 11/3. Great deal on Kroger Apple Juice at Kroger. Thru 11/3, Kroger® 100% Apple from Concentrate Juice 64 fl oz is priced at $1.49 each Plus we have a Save $0.50Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
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Google translate

Is there a way to change the default google search with a google translate search in Kobo? it seems such a small step to do but with enormous benefits (eg. for languages not covered in the default dictionaries), that I am surprise it is not already included.. Thanks!
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Can We Replace YAML With an Easier Markup Language?

On his personal blog, Red Hat's Chris Short (also a CNCF Cloud Native Ambassador) told his readers that "We kinda went down a rabbit hole the other day when I suggested folks check out yq. ("The aim of the project is to be the jq or sed of yaml files.") "First, there's nothing wrong with this project. I like it, I find the tool useful, and that's that. But the great debate started over our lord and savior, YAML." And then he shares what he learned from a bad experience reading the YAML spec ...
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Java Geeks Discuss 'The War for the Browser' and the State of Java Modularization

Self-described "Java geek" nfrankel writes: At the beginning of 2019, I wrote about the state of Java modularization. I took a sample of widespread libraries, and for each of them, I checked whether: - It supports the module system i.e. it provides an automatic module name in the manifest - It's a full-fledged module i.e. it provides a module-info The results were interesting. 14 out of those 29 libraries supported the module system, while 2 were modules in their own right. Nearly 2 year...
Tags: Tech, Java, Slashdot, JSP, JVM, Hazelcast, AirHog


Google published a beautiful new set of wallpapers on Chrome OS, and you can download them here

Are you tired of looking at your old boring wallpaper? Google recently published 3 new collections of wallpapers to the Chrome OS Canary...
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Google Reportedly Pays Apple $8-12 Billion Per Year to be Default iOS Search Engine

The United States Justice Department is targeting a lucrative deal between Apple and Google as part of one of the U.S. government's largest antitrust cases, reports The New York Times. On Tuesday, the Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, claiming the Mountain View-based company used anticompetitive and exclusionary practices in the search and advertising markets to maintain an unlawful monopoly. In 2017, Apple updated an agreement to keep Google's search engine as th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Siri, New York Times, Antitrust, Silicon Valley, Justice Department, United States Justice Department, Nytimes.com


The US now seems to be pinning all of its hopes on COVID-19 therapies and vaccines

Almost eight months after the White House first announced it would move from containment to mitigation efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Administration is now pinning its hopes on vaccines to inoculate the population and therapies to treat the disease. Months after announcing it would be working with technology giants Apple and Google on a contact tracing app (and nearly two months after Google and Apple rolled out their exposure notification features) and initiating wide ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Japan, UK, Indonesia, Australia, White House, China, Russia, US, Tech, Cnn, South Africa, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca


'How 30 Lines of Code Blew Up a 27-Ton Generator'

After the U.S. unveiled charges against six members of the Sandworm unit in Russia's military intelligence agency, Wired re-visited "a secret experiment in 2007 proved that hackers could devastate power grid equipment beyond repair — with a file no bigger than a gif." It's an excerpt from the new book SANDWORM: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers which also remembers the late industrial control systems security pioneer Mike Assante: Among [Sandworm's] ac...
Tags: Russia, Tech, Ukraine, Idaho, Alaska, Kremlin, Sandworm, Aurora, United State, Robert Oppenheimer, Idaho National Laboratory, Assante, Mike Assante


The Best Touring Motorcycles of 2020

The Best Way To Cover Long Distances Touring on a motorcycle is one of the best things you can do. Traveling hundreds of miles each day to get to a specific destination or nowhere at all can be an absolutely transformative experience.  While I’m of the opinion that you can tour on any motorcycle, I do understand that it’s much more enjoyable on the right machine. You want to be comfortable while you ride and that means you’ll need a bike that was built to eat the miles with aplomb. Don’t sim...
Tags: Apple, Motorcycles, Bmw, Honda, Buyers Guide, Harley Davidson, Touring, Harley, Yamaha, Kawasaki, BMW Motorrad, Grand America, DCT, Harley Davidson Road King, Honda Gold Wing, Indian Motorcycle


Reliance, Future Group ignore Amazon protest on $3.4B deal

Reliance Retail, India’s largest retail chain, said on Sunday evening that its proposed deal to acquire Future Group’s assets for a whopping $3.4 billion — against which Amazon has filed a legal proceeding — is fully enforceable under the Indian law and it intends to complete the deal “without any delay.” Mukesh Ambani’s firm issued the statement after Amazon won an emergency order from a Singapore arbitration court earlier on Sunday to temporarily halt the proposed sale between the two I...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, Singapore, India, Tech, Walmart, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Flipkart, Reliance Industries, GIC, Myntra, Reliance Retail


Reliance says its $3.4 billion deal with Future Group ‘fully enforceable under Indian law’ despite Amazon winning an arbitration order

Reliance Retail, India’s largest retail chain, said on Sunday evening that its proposed deal to acquire Future Group’s assets for $3.4 billion — against which Amazon has filed a legal proceeding — is fully enforceable under the Indian law and it intends to complete the deal “without any delay.” Mukesh Ambani’s firm issued the statement after Amazon won an emergency order from a Singapore arbitration panel to temporarily halt the proposed sale between the two Indian retail giants. The Am...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, Singapore, India, Tech, Walmart, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Flipkart, Reliance, Reliance Industries, GIC, Myntra


iPhone 12 Upgrades Interfering With COVID-19 Contact-Tracing App Notifications, How to Fix

Some iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro users in the UK have reported that their new devices are recieving an error message in the "NHS COVID-19" contact-tracing app, rendering it unusable (via BBC News). 'Unfortunately, You Can't Run This App' Similar errors and issues have been reported in other regions contact tracing apps that also use Apple's Exposure Notification API. The error appears to occur when apps are transferred from an older iPhone using an iCloud Backup data transfer. To rectify t...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, England, Wales, BBC News, NHS, United Kingdom, Iphone 12, NHS COVID, Exposure Notification, iPhone 12 Pro


It appears Google has pulled the Chrome OS 86 Stable Channel update from most Chromebooks

In mid-October, Google began updating Chromebooks to the Chrome OS 86 Stable Channel. Now most devices show that Chrome OS 85 is the...
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Reliance says its $3.4B deal with Future Group ‘fully enforceable under Indian law’ despite Amazon winning an arbitration order

Reliance Retail, India’s largest retail chain, said on Sunday evening that its proposed deal to acquire Future Group’s assets for a whopping $3.4 billion — against which Amazon has filed a legal proceeding — is fully enforceable under the Indian law and it intends to complete the deal “without any delay.” Mukesh Ambani’s firm issued the statement after Amazon won an emergency order from a Singapore arbitration court earlier on Sunday to temporarily halt the proposed sale between the two I...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, Singapore, India, Tech, Walmart, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Flipkart, Reliance, Reliance Industries, GIC, Myntra


Apple Shares New 'Dark Universe' Experimental Video Shot on iPhone 12 Pro

Apple today shared a new video on its YouTube channel that features footage shot on the iPhone 12 Pro. Apple says the two-minute video pushes the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌'s new Dolby Vision and low-light capabilities to the limit as an attempt to "capture darkness itself." The video is also accompanied by a behind the scenes look at how it was made. Watch other Shot on iPhone videos here. Related Roundup: iPhone 12 Pro Tags: , Shot on iPhone Buyer's Guide: iPhone 12 Pro (Buy Now) This article, "Ap...
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