iPhone 12 Lineup Enables Personal Hotspot Over Faster 5GHz Wi-Fi

As noted by MacRumors contributor Steve Moser, and confirmed by Aaron Zollo, the iPhone 12 lineup introduces support for Personal Hotspot tethering over faster 5GHz Wi-Fi, compared to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi on previous iPhones. Personal Hotspot over 5GHz Wi-Fi is enabled by default on all iPhone 12 models. In the Settings > Personal Hotspot menu on these devices, there is a new "Maximize Compatibility" toggle that reverts Personal Hotspot to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi when enabled, with Apple noting that this may re...
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U.S. appeals court rejects Trump's WeChat ban, for now

A U.S. appeals court today rejected a demand by the Justice Department to allow Trump to immediately prohibit Apple and Google from offering WeChat for download in their respective app stores. The popular app is owned by Tencent, in China. From reporting by David Shepardson at Reuters: The three-judge panel for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said in a brief order the government had not demonstrated it would "suffer an imminent, irreparable injury during the pendency of this appeal, whi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Post, News, Law, China, Tencent, WeChat, Justice Department, Trump, Reuters, David Shepardson, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

No Implants Needed For Precise Control Deep Into the Brain

An anonymous reader quotes a report from IEEE Spectrum: In April, Guoping Feng and colleagues at MIT, along with [Karl Deisseroth, a neuroscientist and bioengineer at Stanford University] demonstrated a minimally invasive optogenetic system that required drilling a small hole in the skull, then being able to control opsin-expressing neurons six millimeters deep into the brain using blue light. This approach used of a type of opsin that slowly activates neurons in a step-wise manner. In the most ...
Tags: Stanford, Tech, Php, Mit, Seattle, Stanford University, Caltech, Allen Institute, Karl Deisseroth, Nature Biotechnology, Guoping Feng, Deisseroth

Huawei: US asked for Meng Wanzhou's devices to be secured at arrest, court hears

Canadian police officer tells extradition hearing Washington asked for phone and laptop to be put in ‘Faraday bag’ to prevent data being ‘erased remotely’A Canadian police officer has testified about his arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on a US extradition warrant, revealing that Washington had requested that data on her phone and laptop be secured so that it could not be “erased remotely.”Royal Canadian mounted police constable Winston Yep – the first witness to testify in the extraditio...
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Former Facebook and Pinterest exec Tim Kendall traces “extractive business models” to VCs

Last month, former Facebook and Pinterest executive Tim Kendall told Congress during a House hearing on the dangers of social media that Facebook made its products so addictive because its ad-driven business model relies on people paying attention to its product longer every day. He said much the same in the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma,” in which Kendall — along with numerous other prominent early employees of big tech companies — warns of the threat that Facebook and others pose ...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Pinterest, Congress, Senate, Social Media, Tech, Earth, Netflix, House, Venture Capital, Doj, Yelp, Moment

Lee Kun-hee, Who Built Samsung Into a Global Giant, Dies At 78

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Lee Kun-hee, who built Samsung into a global giant of smartphones, televisions and computer chips but was twice convicted — and, in a pattern that has become typical in South Korea, twice pardoned -- for white-collar crimes committed along the way, died on Sunday in Seoul, the South Korean capital. He was 78. Samsung announced the death but did not specify the cause. Mr. Lee had been incapacitated since a heart attack in 2014. When M...
Tags: South Korea, Samsung, Tech, New York Times, The New York Times, Samsung Electronics, Samsung Group, Seoul, Lee, Lee Byung, Pyeongchang, Lee Kun, Lee Myung, Lee Read

'Iranian YouTube' CEO Sentenced To 10 Years Over Video Uploaded By User

The founder and manager of Iran's main video-sharing platform, referred to by some as Iran's YouTube, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of "encouraging corruption" over a video posted by a user. Radio Free Europe reports: In the video posted on last year, children were asked whether they know how they were born, Iranian media reported. The verdict against Aparat Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Javad Shakuri Moghadam was reported by domestic media on Octob...
Tags: Tech, Iran, Bbc, U S State Department, Revolutionary Court, Radio Free Europe, Mohammad Moghiseh, Mohammad Javad Shakuri Moghadam, Moghiseh, Shakuri Moghadam

Samsung, Stanford Make a 10,000 PPI Display That Could Lead To 'Flawless' VR

Samsung and Stanford University have developed OLED technology that supports resolutions up to 10,000 pixels per inch -- "well above what you see in virtually any existing display, let alone what you'd find in a modern VR headset like the Oculus Quest 2," reports Engadget. From the report: The newOLED tech uses films to emit white light between reflective layers, one silver and another made of reflective metal with nano-sized corrugations. This "optical metasurface" changes the reflective proper...
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Seth Godin Signals Legal Bloggers Should Be Seeking the Minimum Viable Audience

At Clio Con (Clio’s Cloud Nine annual conference) a couple weeks ago, Seth Godin advised lawyers that they should be seeking the minimum viable audience in their business development efforts. Godin has made blogging a lynchpin in growing his name and reputation as a speaker and author. His almost twenty years of blogging on Seth’s Blog, a blog publication, separate and apart from his website, has made him a household name in the marketing field. Godin’s Clio discussion may as well have...
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Seth Godin: Legal Bloggers Should Be Seeking the Minimum Viable Audience

At Clio Con (Clio’s Cloud Nine annual conference) a couple weeks ago, Seth Godin advised lawyers that they should be seeking the minimum viable audience in their business development efforts. Godin has made blogging a lynchpin in growing his name and reputation as a speaker and author. His almost twenty years of blogging on Seth’s Blog, a blog publication, separate and apart from his website, has made him a household name in the marketing field. Godin’s Clio discussion may as well have...
Tags: Google, Law, Uncategorized, Seth Godin, Seth, Godin, FMLA, Texas Appellate

How To Choose The Best Recruitment Agency For Your Business

Looking for new employees can be exhausting and time-consuming, especially if your business is going through a rapid development process and you need to take on more than just one worker. In such a case, it is worth using the services of a staffing agency. With a huge variety of such companies on the market, how do you find the best one for your needs? Focus on the agency’s experience. The Internet is a great source of information on recruitment agencies. Once you have found an agency that se...
Tags: Google, Startups, Outsourcing, Hiring, Hiring People, Products & Services, Recruitment Agency, Workafford

Lenovo Doorbuster Sale! ThinkCentre M90n Core i3, i5, i7 Mini Desktops On Sale From $299, Lenovo In-Ear Headphones $4.74, Backpacks $9.49, And More!

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Core i3 With 128GB SSD Mini Desktop: $299 Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Core i5 With 512GB SSD Mini Desktop: $399 Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Core i7 With 512GB 16GBRAM SSD Mini Desktop: $569 And more options on sale here! Yoga Smart Tab with the Google Assistant: $159.99-$164.99 Shop the full Desktop/Laptop Doorbuster sale here! […]
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MagSafe 15W fast charging restricted to Apple 20W adapter

New testing shows Apple's MagSafe charging puck does peak at 15W with iPhone 12, but only when paired with the company's 20W adapter.
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San Francisco and Oakland Drop Covid-19 Testing Program Run by Google Sister Company Verily

San Francisco and Alameda counties have stopped using Verily, Google’s health-focused sister company, to test for the novel coronavirus, Kaiser Health News reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Health, Google, Science, Technology, Privacy, San Francisco, Data, Kaiser Health News, Verily, Alameda, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Oakland Drop Covid

‘Becoming You’ Trailer: Apple TV+ Follows 100 children for 2000 Days to Tell “The Story of Us”

The new Apple TV+ docuseries Becoming You follows 100 children from all over the world for 2000 days. What do these kids do in that time? They open a wormhole to another universe and unleash the Great Old Ones! Oh, no, I’m sorry, that’s not what happens at all. Instead, the docuseries hopes to offer a “thought-provoking look at how children learn to think, speak and move from birth to five-years-old,” and how that shapes them as human beings. Watch the Becoming You trailer below! Becoming Y...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Television, Movies, Documentary, Nepal, Olivia Colman, Borneo, Tom Hiddleston, Paul Rudd, TV Trailer, Appletv, Becoming You, Leanne Klein, Hamo Forsyth

How to change your YouTube profile picture through the website or mobile app

Youtube Embed: // Width: 560px Height: 315px You can change your YouTube profile picture through YouTube's desktop website or mobile app. Before you save your new profile picture, you'll have the chance to crop it. When you change your YouTube profile picture, you'll also be changing the profile picture of the Google account linked to it. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Your YouTube channel's profile picture is one of the easie...
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Apple Raising App Store Prices in Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa

Apple today announced that App Store prices are set to rise in several countries around the world due to taxes or changes in foreign exchange rates. App and in-app purchase pricing is set to increase in Brazil, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Russia, and South Africa in the next few days. Apple says the pricing reflects a new equalization levy of 2 percent in India and a new value-added tax of 10 percent in Indonesia for developers based outside of Indonesia. Pricing on apps and in-app purchase...
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Chrome OS May Finally Be Getting a Dark Mode

New submitter andreavenezia shares a report from The Verge: Chrome OS may finally be getting a dark mode, but so far it's only been spotted in its experimental Canary channel, Android Central reported. Before you go tinkering with Canary just be advised: Canary is Google's "bleeding edge" Chrome OS path, which receives daily updates of features before they've been widely tested. It can only be accessed from Chromebooks switched into a special developer mode (not to be confused with the Chrome OS...
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Gillmor Gang: Unsuppressed

Not just the future of civilization is up for grabs this November. In this age of mobile social computing, we’re figuring out how to vote, entertain, teach, learn, and commit to meaningful change. Thanks to the pandemic emergency, our plans for transforming our country and planet are subject to immediate recall. Much of the current political dynamic is expressed through the lense of “how much change can we afford to make?” The swing states in the race for the electoral college are those most ...
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Apple reveals some downsides to using the MagSafe Wireless Charging System on the new 5G phones

Apple has just posted a new support page for the MagSafe wireless charging system it launched with the new 5G iPhone 12 series and it...
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Tap and go: CTA, Pace launch digital Ventra card for iPhone and Apple Watch riders

Physical Ventra cards used to board CTA trains and buses might take a back seat after the agency and Pace launched a digital tap-and-go fare payment system on Monday.
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CBP Refuses To Tell Congress How It's Tracking Americans Without a Warrant

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: U.S. Customs and Border Protection is refusing to tell Congress what legal authority the agency is following to use commercially bought location data to track Americans without a warrant, according to the office of Senator Ron Wyden. The agency is buying location data from Americans all over the country, not just in border areas. The lack of disclosure around why CBP believes it does not need a warrant to use the data, as well as the Departme...
Tags: Congress, Senate, Tech, United States, Warren, CBP, Department Of Homeland Security, Wyden, Ron Wyden, U S Customs, Border Protection, Brian Schatz, Dhs Oig, Venntel, Elizabeth Warren Sherrod Brown Ed Markey, DHS Office of the Inspector General DHS OIG

Daily Crunch: Facebook launches cloud gaming service

Facebook gets into cloud gaming while continuing its public dispute with Apple, Ant Group prepares for a massive IPO and Pinterest embraces iOS widgets. This is your Daily Crunch for October 26, 2020. The big story: Facebook launches cloud gaming service Facebook is launching a cloud gaming service of its very own, although the focus is different from Google’s Stadia or Microsoft’s xCloud. Rather than trying to recreate the console experience on other devices, the social network’s gaming serv...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, Gaming, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Hong Kong, Pinterest, Microsoft, Ipo, Tech, Nasa, Shanghai, Alibaba, Selena Gomez

Microsoft Office gets mouse and trackpad support for the iPad

As promised, Microsoft announced that it has added full trackpad and mouse support for the iPadOS version of Microsoft 360. That includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint, marking another important step in Apple’s longstanding push to blur the line between tablet and desktop, making iPads more well-rounded productivity machines. Apple laid the foundation back in March, with the release of iPadOS 13.4. Announced alongside the latest iPad Pro, the technology introduced the ability to pair a trackp...
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MagSafe Charger Only Charges at Full 15W Speeds With Apple's 20W Power Adapter

Alongside the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro models, Apple introduced a new MagSafe charger that attaches to the magnetic ring in the back of the devices, providing up to 15W of charging power, which is double the speed of the 7.5W Qi-based wireless charging maximum. Apple does not provide a power adapter with the $39 MagSafe charger, requiring users to supply their own USB-C compatible option. Apple does sell a new 20W power adapter alongside the MagSafe Charger, and as it turns out, that seems to be on...
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Netflix Reveals ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Final Season Premiere Date (TV News Roundup)

In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix unveiled the premiere date of the final season of “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” and Apple TV Plus released a trailer for “Becoming You.” DATES Freeform‘s Instagram account will house the network’s new two-episode limited series, “The Clock Is Ticking” on Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. The digital series, part […]
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It's Time for the Movie Studios to Step In To Save the Movie Theaters

M.G. Siegler, former reporter at TechCrunch and now a VC at Google Ventures, writes: [...] It seems inevitable at this point that there's going to need to be a new path forward. And that path may very well be one that looks similar to a path forged at the beginning of the business. That is, studios owning theaters. People will remember that this type of vertical integration is what led to the Paramount Decree in the 1940s. The studios used to control not only the production of movies, but the ex...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hollywood, Amc, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Google Ventures, TechCrunch, Cineplex, G Siegler, Movie Studios, Disneys, Comcast Universal, ViacomCBS Paramount, Cinemark Sony

Virus surges, markets have worst day in a month

By Stan Shoe, Damian J. Troise and Alex Viega | Associated Press U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday as a troubling increase in coronavirus counts put investors in a selling mood. The skid came as doubts mount on Wall Street that Washington will come through with more stimulus for the economy before Election Day. The S&P 500 slid 1.9%, its biggest single-day decline in more than a month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 650 points after having been down more than 960 during the heaviest sell...
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5 Tips When Choosing an Internet Provider for Mobile Devices

Choosing a WiFi connection for your home is time-consuming enough, so who has time to search for the best internet providers for mobile devices?Well, if you take inspiration from today’s simple tips, you should find the right ISP for your cell phone and tablet the easy way.With many low-cost MVNOs (mobile virtual network operators) entering the market, there’s never been a better time to find competitive deals for WiFi on the go. 5 Tips When Choosing an Internet Provider for Mobile Devices 1) Fa...
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Fragomen, a law firm used by Google, confirms data breach

Immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy has confirmed a data breach involving the personal information of current and former Google employees. The New York-based law firm provides companies with employment verification screening services to determine if employees are eligible and authorized to work in the United States. Every company operating in the United States is required to maintain a Form I-9 file on every employee to ensure that they are legally allowed to work and not ...
Tags: Google, Security, California, Attorney General, Tech, Data Breach, United States, Websites, Immigration Law, The New York, Fragomen, Michael McNamara, Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy

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