Donald Trump's campaign investigating 'attack' on website

Website was restored after briefly displaying warning that it was seized because ‘world’ had enough of ‘fake-news’ spread by TrumpDonald Trump’s campaign says its website was “defaced” on Tuesday evening, and that it is working with law enforcement to investigate the source of what it called an “attack”. Continue reading...
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California Warns Of Coronavirus Uptick, Names Vaccine Ethics Panel

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California has seen an uptick in coronavirus-related hospitalizations and intensive care admissions in the last two weeks, prompting renewed warnings Tuesday from Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state’s top health official even as newly confirmed cases remain well below the recent surge across much of the nation. While officials set up a panel that will determine who gets vaccinated once one is available, progress remained such that the state allowed seven more counties...
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[email protected] Exascale Supercomputer Finds Potential Targets For COVID-19 Cure

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Network World: The [email protected] project has shared new results of its efforts to simulate proteins from the SARS-CoV-2 virus to better understand how they function and how to stop them. [email protected] is a distributed computing effort that uses small clients to run simulations for biomedical research when users' PCs are idle. The clients operate independently of each other to perform their own unique simulation and send in the results to the [email protected] servers. In...
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Building a more inclusive internet, beyond COVID-19

Between 2015 and 2020, more than 1.5 billion people began using the internet for the first time. Another billion more are set to join them online by 2025.Most of these new internet users come from Asia, Latin America and Africa. They experience the internet differently from those who came before them—connecting on their phones and adopting new apps and tools incredibly quickly.  More and more, it’s their needs and ideas that are shaping the future of technology, in areas from financial inclusion...
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US Grid-Battery Costs Dropped 70% Over 3 Years

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In recent years, the cost of solar and wind energy has declined precipitously, which has accelerated the growth of these renewable energy technologies. Increasingly, utilities are now planning for a future grid dominated by solar and wind. That will require changes in grid management and transmission upgrades as well as the addition of storage to smooth out the supply from variable generators. Grid storage is still pretty early days, but we'...
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Russia Orders National Mask Mandate As COVID-19 Cases Spike

In an effort to curb the second wave of COVID-19, the Russian government on Tuesday implemented a nationwide mask mandate, as coronavirus cases spike worldwide. CBS News reports: Under the new mandate, effective Wednesday, masks will be mandatory in crowded public spaces, such as public transportation, parking lots and elevators, according to the order published on the website for the federal health watchdog agency Rospotrebnadzor, also known as the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer R...
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How to copy and paste text using gestures on an iPhone, and edit text in an instant

It's not hard to use gestures to copy and paste on your iPhone. Hollis Johnson You can copy and paste text on your iPhone using gestures, but it may take some getting used to first. To copy with gestures on your iPhone, pinch three fingers inward; to paste with gestures, pinch outward with three fingers. Before you copy text with gestures, you'll need to highlight it, which you can also do with gestures. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The iPhone's ges...
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iPhone 12 Models Might Support Reverse Charging of Future Apple Accessories According to FCC Filing

iPhone 12 models could have an inactive wireless charging feature for accessories, according to an FCC filing discovered by VentureBeat's Jeremy Horwitz. Mockup of reverse charging of AirPods on iPhone via The Apple Post In the filing, Apple said that 2020 iPhones support a wireless charging function that will seemingly be enabled for at least one future Apple accessory:In addition to being able to be charged by a desktop WPT charger (puck), 2020 iPhones also support WPT charging function at...
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Apple FCC filing hints at hidden reverse wireless charging feature in iPhone 12

Reverse Wireless Charging was one of the rumored features for iPhone 11 last year, but Apple allegedly removed it from the final version...
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How Online Content Has Changed Over the Last Decade

Content creation is no longer simply about writing content that has the right keywords for Google to pick up when users conduct relevant searches. Here are some of the biggest ways that online content has changed.
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Facebook Tells Academics To Stop Monitoring Its Political Ads

couchslug shares a report from The Register: Facebook has ordered the end to an academic monitoring project that has repeatedly exposed failures by the internet giant to clearly label political advertising on its platform. The social media goliath informed New York University (NYU) that research by its Tandon School of Engineering's Online Transparency Project's Ad Observatory violates Facebook's terms of service on bulk data collection and demanded it end the program immediately. The project re...
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Download Gmail Messages as EML Files in Google Drive

This Google Script will help you download your email messages from Gmail to your Google Drive in the EML format. What is the EML Format The .eml file format is popular for transferring emails from one email program to another since it complies with the RFC 822 standard and thus can be natively opened inside Apple Mail and Microsoft Outlook. You can even open EML files inside Google Chrome by dragging the file from your desktop onto a new browser table.EML files contains the email content (em...
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German Regulators Look To Block Teens From Porn Sites

German authorities are trying to force internet service providers to block major porn sites that don't implement age verification systems. Gizmodo reports: Currently, German law requires porn sites to restrict access to individuals 18 or older. What's changed is that German authorities, like the British before them, have now dubbed it a good use of their time to actually pursue porn sites they think aren't doing enough to prevent under-18 browsing, and are trying to compel them to introduce more...
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Reddit employees will keep their coveted San Francisco salaries if they move to more affordable cities, bucking the trend of pay cuts for workers leaving Silicon Valley

Reddit Inc. co-founder and CEO Steve Huffman speaks during a hearing with the House Communications and Technology and House Commerce Subcommittees on Capitol Hill on October 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. Zach Gibson/Getty Images Reddit said Tuesday that its employees will not take a pay cut if they decide to move to more affordable cities. Many of Reddit's Silicon Valley peers, including Facebook and Stripe, have said that workers will indeed take a salary cut if they leave Silicon Valley. T...
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Daily Crunch: Zoom adds end-to-end encryption to free calls

Zoom adds a much-requested feature (but with a catch), TikTok partners with Shopify and Jack Dorsey lays out his argument for tomorrow’s Senate hearing. This is your Daily Crunch for October 27, 2020. The big story: Zoom adds end-to-end encryption to free calls Zoom was criticized earlier this year for saying it would only offer end-to-end encryption to paid users. Now it says free users will have the option as well, starting in Zoom 5.4.0 on both desktop and mobile. There are, however, a f...
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Deleting Your Facebook Account Forfeits Oculus VR Games You Already Paid For

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Polygon: In August, Facebook announced that consumers who use its Oculus virtual reality headsets would be required to log in with their Facebook accounts in order to play games. The transition went into effect earlier this month, and it comes with a catch. If at any point you decide to delete your Facebook account, you immediately forfeit your access to any games or VR experiences you purchased through the Oculus store. The gotcha was spotted last week, ...
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RIAA's YouTube-DL Takedown Ticks Off Developers and GitHub's CEO

An RIAA takedown request, which removed the YouTube-DL repository from GitHub, has ticked off developers and GitHub's CEO. Numerous people responded by copying and republishing the contested code, including in some quite clever ways. Meanwhile, GitHub's CEO is "annoyed" as well, offering help to get the repo reinstated. TorrentFreak reports: Soon after the RIAA notice took YouTube-DL offline many developers spoke out in protest. They believe that the music industry group went too far and started...
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Via and Hyundai-Aptiv joint venture to offer shared robotaxi rides next year

Motional, the Hyundai-Aptiv joint venture, and on-demand shuttle startup Via plan to launch a shared robotaxi service for the public in a U.S. city in the first half of 2021. The companies said the aim is to develop a “blueprint” for on-demand shared robotaxis and learn how these driverless vehicles can be integrated into mass transit. The details on this partnership and the service are scant — at least for now. The companies, which said more specifics would be shared at a later date, didn’t ide...
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Google's Sundar Pichai to testify at Senate Commerce hearing Wednesday

Less than one week remains before Americans go to the polls on Election Day. With this timing in mind, amid a pandemic, the Republican senators who lead the Senate Commerce Committee have decided to urgently compel the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google to answer to unfounded Rethuglican allegations of anti-conservative bias on social media. — Read the rest
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Apple reportedly bought a video AI startup for $50 million as it tries to improve Siri and other apps

Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images Apple purchased artificial intelligence startup Vilynx earlier this year for approximately $50 million, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Barcelona-based Vilynx built AI tools that analyze videos with the goal of "understanding" what's in them and categorizing that information, which Apple could use to improve Siri and other apps. Bloomberg also reported that around 50 of Vilynx's engineers and data scientists will stay on at App...
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After Mocking Apple, Samsung May Remove Power Adapter From Galaxy S21 Box

Samsung's Galaxy S21, coming in 2021, may not include a power adapter or headphones in the box, according to reports from Korean media sites highlighted by SamMobile. Rumors earlier this year also said that Samsung was considering removing these accessories from future smartphone models, but that didn't stop Samsung from mocking Apple for selling the iPhone 12 models without a power adapter or EarPods. Apple's ‌iPhone 12‌ models ship with just a USB-C to Lightning cable. When announcing th...
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New MacBook Pro Leak Reveals Apple’s Powerful Update

There’s going to be a lot of attention on Apple’s Mac computers over the next few months, but the radical ARM laptops might not be the...
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2020 iPad Air vs. iPad Pro: Hands-On Comparison

Apple announced the new 2020 fourth-generation iPad Air in September, but the new tablets just started shipping out to customers last Friday. We picked one up and thought we'd do a hands-on comparison with the iPad Pro, which was last updated in March, because both tablets are about as powerful and share many similarities. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Design and Size When it comes to design, the 11-inch ‌iPad Pro‌ and the 10.9-inch ‌iPad Air‌ look quite ...
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Trump’s campaign website hacked by cryptocurrency scammers

President Trump’s campaign website was briefly and partially hacked Tuesday afternoon as unknown adversaries took over the “About” page and replaced it with what appeared to be a scam to collect cryptocurrency. There is no indication, despite the hackers’ claims, that “full access to trump and relatives” was achieved or “most internal and secret conversations strictly classified information” were exposed. The hack seemingly took place shortly after 4 PM Pacific time. The culprits likely gained a...
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REALM founder Julie Faupel on the luxury of peace of mind

The industry leader talks about launching a platform during COVID, what luxury consumers want and how agents are delivering.
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Big Tech shouldn’t play favorites, especially this close to an election: Gloria Romero

In a chilling harbinger of the future, George Orwell wrote “1984” about how our liberties become extinct as information suppression and totalitarianism spreads and takes over the society. Written as fiction, it’s become a classic literary piece illustrative of the far reaching personal, social and political impacts of a totalitarian society. The unprecedented shut down by Big Tech of America’s oldest news outlet, The New York Post, can only serve as a wakeup call to freedom loving Americans to n...
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How to address inequality exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic

Darrell M. West Contributor Share on Twitter Darrell M. West is Vice President and Director of Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution. John R. Allen Contributor John R. Allen is President of The Brookings Institution. The novel coronavirus has accelerated the use of many digital technologies. Forced in the spring to close their doors, most K-12 schools and universitie...
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Mophie introduces a modular wireless charging module

Here’s a clever addition for Mophie, one of the longstanding battery case makers, which is now a part of the same smartphone accessory conglomerate as Zagg, Braven, iFrogz and InvisibleShield. The Juice Pack Connect is a modular take on the category, with a battery pack that slides on and off. For $80 you get a 5,400mAh battery (that should get you plenty of additional charge time) and a ring stand that props the phone up. Mophie may offer additional models at some point, but right now, the b...
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If you voted early and changed your mind, you can switch your choice in several states — here's how

Maryland election judge Cassandra Campbell helps a voter wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cast his ballot in the Maryland U.S. presidential primary election as other voters stand in a long line waiting to cast their votes in College Park, Maryland, U.S., June 2, 2020 REUTERS/Jim Bourg More than 66.4 million Americans have already voted in person or by mail as of Tuesday -- hitting 50% of total turnout in 2016.  But some voters who have a change of...
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CD Projekt Delays Cyberpunk 2077 Game Release for Another Three Weeks

Poland's biggest computer game maker has delayed the launch of Cyberpunk 2077 for a third time, as it seeks to ensure the compatibility of its awaited product for current and next-generation consoles. From a report: CD Projekt SA has set a new release date on Dec. 10, and won't be able to keep its earlier scheduled premiere on Nov. 19, the studio said in regulatory filing on Tuesday. The management said it had "undercalculated" the time needed to complete the game since the title passed certific...
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