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Eric Trump claims his social media 'likes' are being throttled (reader, he is lying)

President Donald Trump's lesser failson Eric Trump claims his social media likes are being throttled and he thinks that's become the number one issue in politics over the past few weeks. Eric Trump claims his social media likes are being throttled and he thinks that's become the number one issue in politics over the past few weeks pic.twitter.com/mzbrPjD8rX — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Politics, Technology, News, Social Media, Tech, Donald Trump, Eric Trump


Scientists Discover Coral Reef Taller Than the Empire State Building

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: An enormous coral reef has been found at the northern tip of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the first such discovery in 120 years, scientists say. At 500m (1,640ft) high, the reef is taller than New York's Empire State Building and the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Scientists on a 12-month mission found the structure, detached from the Great Barrier Reef off Cape York, last week. They were conducting 3D mapping of the sea floor...
Tags: New York, Australia, California, Tech, Bbc, Great Barrier Reef, Empire State Building, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, North Queensland, Cape York, Petronas Twin Towers, Raine Island, Schmidt Ocean Institute SOI


World's First Ocean Hybrid Platform Converts Tidal Waves Into Energy

Qusi Alqarqaz writes via IEEE Spectrum: In August I spoke with Philipp Sinn, founder of Sinn Power, a German green-energy startup founded in 2014. This year he and his colleagues began building and testing the world's first ocean hybrid platform. The floating platform uses a combination of wave, wind, and solar energy to harness renewable energy on the open seas, Sinn says. The company has been testing the structure, which has attracted investors, energy experts, scientists, and government offic...
Tags: Tech, Crete, Heraklion, Sinn, Greek Island, Qusi Alqarqaz, Philipp Sinn, Sinn Power, Alqarqaz


Alphabet’s Loon balloon sets new record for longest stratospheric flight

A high-altitude internet balloon operated by Google parent Alphabet has made its longest stratospheric flight yet, staying aloft for 312 days.
Tags: Google, News, Internet, Trends, Web, Project Loon, Loon, Alphabet, Breaking Twitter




Consumer Reports: Tesla Autopilot a 'Distant Second' To GM Super Cruise

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Cadillac Super Cruise has retained its title as the best driver assistance system on the market, Consumer Reports declared in a new ranking. Super Cruise also won CR's last ranking in 2018. While Super Cruise started out as a Cadillac-only feature, GM is planning to bring it to 22 vehicles by 2023. Tesla's Autopilot came in second place -- a "distant second" according to Consumer Reports. The group says it saw "minor improvements in lane kee...
Tags: US, Tech, Tesla, Gm, Cadillac, Super Cruise, Cadillac Super Cruise


NSA Ducks Questions About Backdoors In Tech Products

The U.S. National Security Agency is rebuffing efforts by a leading Congressional critic to determine whether it is continuing to place so-called back doors into commercial technology products, in a controversial practice that critics say damages both U.S. industry and national security. Reuters reports: The NSA has long sought agreements with technology companies under which they would build special access for the spy agency into their products, according to disclosures by former NSA contractor...
Tags: Snowden, Nsa, Tech, Edward Snowden, Senate Intelligence Committee, Ron Wyden, Agency, Reuters, U S National Security Agency, Congressional, Anne Neuberger, NSA Ducks


Facebook missteps stoke fears of long political ad blackout online

Campaigns and groups worry they won't be able to run ads on Google or Facebook for post-Nov. 3 runoff elections, and possibly beyond.
Tags: Google, Facebook


Hackers Can Now Reverse Engineer Intel Updates Or Write Their Own Custom Firmware

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Researchers have extracted the secret key that encrypts updates to an assortment of Intel CPUs, a feat that could have wide-ranging consequences for the way the chips are used and, possibly, the way they're secured. The key makes it possible to decrypt the microcode updates Intel provides to fix security vulnerabilities and other types of bugs. Having a decrypted copy of an update may allow hackers to reverse engineer it and learn precisely ...
Tags: Tech, Intel, Positive Technologies, Dmitry Sklyarov, Maxim Goryachy, Mark Ermolov, Goryachy


The Apple TV Has the Best Streaming Remote

Folks, I have heard enough of the bad remote discourse. Let’s settle this debate.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Apple TV, Consumer Tech, Enough Already


The Big Winner of the Big Tech Senate Hearing Was Google's Sundar Puckeye(sp?)

There was a big hearing in the Senate today regarding the future of online speech and the law that allows the web-as-we-know-it to function. Of the three big witnesses at the hearing, Google CEO Sundar Pichai may have expected to be in the hot seat given that his company was just slapped with an antitrust lawsuit by…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Senate, Ted Cruz, Hearing, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Big Tech, Section 230, US Senate Commerce Committee, Sundar Puckeye


Rocket Lab successfully launches 10 Earth observation satellites in 15th commercial mission

New Zealand launch provider Rocket Lab has put its 15th commercial payload into space, delivering 10 Earth observation satellites each to their own orbit. The company is getting back into its stride after an upset in July dampened plans to set a record for launch turnaround time. Aboard the latest Electron launch vehicle to leave the Earth were nine of Planet’s “SuperDove” satellites, the newer generation of observation craft that allow that company to provide frequently updated imagery of...
Tags: Space, Tech, Earth, Satellites, New Zealand, Aerospace, Canon, Planet, Launches, IIB, Rocket Lab, Peter Beck


Wikimedia Is Moving To GitLab

The Wikimedia Foundation, the American non-profit organization that owns the internet domain names of many movement projects and hosts sites like Wikipedia, has decided to migrate their code repositories from Gerrit to Gitlab. Slashdot reader nfrankel shares the announcement: For the past two years, our developer satisfaction survey has shown that there is some level of dissatisfaction with Gerrit, our code review system. This dissatisfaction is particularly evident for our volunteer communities...
Tags: Wikipedia, Tech, Ui, Wikimedia, Wikimedia Foundation, WMF, Gerrit, Gitlab Slashdot


Section 230 barely rates a mention in Senate’s hasty pre-election flogging of tech CEOs

Today’s Senate hearing on immensely important legal protections for online platforms quickly proved to be little more than an excuse for Senators to accuse the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google of partisan interference with next week’s election. The actual law being considered for revision was mentioned only a handful of times in the nearly four-hour hearing, the balance being taken up by partisan bickering and, ironically, misinformation. The hearing, assembled and convened with naked haste ...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Supreme Court, Congress, Government, Senate, Tech, Policy, Biden, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Pichai


Ford will reveal its all-electric Transit van in November

Ford plans to reveal in November an all-electric version of its Ford Transit cargo van, the company said Wednesday as part of its broader third-quarter earnings report. The unveiling will showcase an electric van for all of the company’s global addressable markets. The company has been talking about producing an electric Transit van for more than a year now. Ford announced in April 2019 plans to sell an all-electric Transit for the European market by 2021. Then this spring, Ford said it would al...
Tags: US, Tech, Transit, Automotive, Ford, North America, Ford Transit, Jim Farley


Google compares similar apps head-to-head in new Play Store experiment

As one of the most important apps on a smartphone, Google is always making tweaks to the Play Store to improve its usability and design....
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Daily Crunch: Apple seems pretty interested in search

Apple might be building a Google competitor, Audible adds more podcasts and an ad measurement company raises $350 million. This is your Daily Crunch for October 28, 2020. The big story: Apple seems pretty interested in search Apple has a growing interest in search technology and might even be working on a product to compete with Google, according to The Financial Times. The most visible change is the fact that in iOS 14, Apple is now showing its own results when you type queries in the home...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Spotify, US, Siri, Tech, Smith, Latin America, Sap, Ryan Smith, Alex Jones, Utah Jazz, U S Justice Department, Joe Rogan, Doubleverify


Fiat Chrysler plans to bring a Ram electric pickup truck to market

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley confirmed Wednesday the automaker’s Ram brand will bring an electric pickup truck to market. The remarks, made in response to an analyst question during the company third-quarter earnings call, puts to rest rampant speculation, which was fueled by previous comments from Manley, that the automaker was planning to join what promises to become a crowded new category. The Detroit Free-Press was the first to report the comments. “I do see that there will b...
Tags: TC, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Gm, North America, Electric, Fiat Chrysler, Detroit Free Press, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Mike Manley, Manley, Rouge, Hawthorne California


Best Buy has announced some of its early Cyber Monday deals — here's what's on sale now and what to expect on November 30

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Best Buy's Cyber Monday deals are some of the best offered during the year. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Best Buy participates in Cyber Monday every year in a big way, bringing deep discounts on tech, TVs, and so much more.Listed below are the best early deals available now from the retailer in anticipation of the event coming November 30.We've answered any questions you might have in the buil...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Deals, Samsung, Trends, Walmart, Best Buy, Logitech, Vizio, Amazon Alexa, Tech Insider, Amazon Target, Black Friday 2020, IP Graphics, Insider Picks 2020, Kitchen (Reviews


The Best Credit Cards for Food Delivery Apps

Now that no one is cashing in their travel rewards anymore, credit cards issuers are increasingly offering at-home benefits to their cardholders. Amex just announced a one-year Uber Eats Pass for its card members—the latest in a trend of cards offering food delivery app perks.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Credit Cards, American Express, Food Delivery, Lifehacks, Amex, Capital One, Doordash, Ubereats, Rewards Credit Cards, Chase Sapphire Preferred, Chase Ultimate Rewards, Rewards Programs, Rewards Cards, Chase Sapphire Reserve, Best Credit Cards for Food Delivery Apps


Social media CEOs get earful on bias, warning of new limits by lawmakers

With next week's election looming, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google received a hectoring from Republicans at a Senate hearing Wednesday for alleged anti-conservative bias in the companies' social media platforms — and were warned of coming restrictions from Congress.
Tags: Google, News, Senate, Twitter Facebook


'Offensive and embarrassing': Senators struggle to pronounce Google CEO Sundar Pichai's name correctly

Senators questioning Google CEO Sundar Pichai alongside Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey couldn't pronounce his name correctly.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Usa, News, Usa Today, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai


'Offensive and embarrassing': Senators struggle to pronounce Google CEO Sundar Pichai's name correctly

Senators questioning Google CEO Sundar Pichai alongside Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey couldn’t pronounce his name correctly.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai


Apple Invites Developers to Get One-on-One Guidance From Engineers Ahead of Apple Silicon Mac Launch

With the end of the year approaching, we're getting closer to the launch of the first Mac with an Apple Silicon chip. Apple has been allowing Mac developers to prepare for the transition to ‌Apple Silicon‌ through the Universal Quick Start Program, and now Apple is sending invites to testers to invite them to get one-on-one code-level guidance from an Apple engineer. Participants in the Quick Start Program, which provided developers with a loaner Mac mini equipped with an A12Z chip and resour...
Tags: Apple, Quick Start Program, Apple Silicon, Apple Silicon Mac Launch, Universal Quick Start Program, Apple Silicon This


Big Tech argues against repealing Section 230

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for October 29. 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: Tech giants argue against repealing Section 230, Domino's Pizza is leaving Crispin Porter and Bogusky after 13 years, and former Black DC Comics editors describe career obstacles. Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg t...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Washington, Dc Comics, Trends, Williams, Capitol Hill, Dc, Republican, Trump, Alex Jones, Richards, House Financial Services Committee, Crispin Porter


Race to the White House: Social media CEOs get earful on bias, warning of new limits

With next week's election looming, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google received a hectoring from Republicans at a Senate hearing Wednesday for alleged anti-conservative bias in the companies' social media platforms — and were... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business, Senate, White House, Twitter Facebook


We need new business models to burst old media filter bubbles

Nik Milanovic Contributor Share on Twitter Nik Milanovic is a fintech and financial inclusion enthusiast, with a decade of work across mobile payments, online lending, credit and microfinance. The opinions expressed in his articles do not reflect those of his employer(s). More posts by this contributor Now more than ever we need fintechs to lead on consumer transparency Who will the winners be in the future ...
Tags: Social, TC, Column, Media, Fcc, Digital, US, Social Media, Tech, Journalism, Mit, United States, New York Times, Rupert Murdoch, News Media, Shopify


Fiat Chrysler plans to bring an Ram electric pickup truck to market

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley confirmed Wednesday the automaker’s Ram brand will bring an electric pickup truck to market. The remarks, made in response to an analyst question during the company third-quarter earnings call, puts to rest rampant speculation, which was fueled by previous comments from Manley, that the automaker was planning to join what promises to become a crowded new category. The Detroit Free-Press was the first to report the comments. “I do see that there will be a...
Tags: TC, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Fca, Gm, North America, Electric, Fiat Chrysler, Detroit Free Press, Mike Manley, Manley, Rouge, Hawthorne California


At Hearing, Senate Republicans Accuse Twitter, Facebook, Google CEOs of Censorship

A Senate Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday about a U.S. law that shields internet companies from liability over content posted to their platforms — predictably — mainly provided a venue for GOP members to slam the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google for allegedly censoring conservative viewpoints and information. The execs of the three tech companies […]
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, News, Gop, Twitter Facebook, Facebook Google, Senate Commerce Committee, Hearing Senate


Ford Adding Big Boy Touchscreen to 2021 Edge

Despite rumors that the current-generation Ford Edge will be the company’s last, Blue Oval has decided to give the crossover a 12-inch touchscreen as standard equipment for 2021. You probably didn’t ask for it, you definitely don’t need it, and it will likely increase the chances of a horrific accident when someone has to take […] The post Ford Adding Big Boy Touchscreen to 2021 Edge appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Ford, Autos, Crossovers, Upgrades, Touchscreen, Automotive Technology, Ford Motor Co, Blue Oval, Ford Edge, News Blog, 2021 Ford Edge



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