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Intel Begins Their Open-Source Driver Support For Vulkan Ray-Tracing With Xe HPG

In preparation for next year's Xe HPG graphics cards, Intel's open-source developers have begun publishing their patches enabling their "ANC" Vulkan Linux driver to support Vulkan ray-tracing. Phoronix reports: Jason Ekstrand as the lead developer originally on the Intel ANV driver has posted today the initial ray-tracing code for ANV in order to support VK_KHR_ray_tracing for their forthcoming hardware. Today is the first time Intel has approved of this open-source code being published and more...
Tags: Tech, Intel, Nvidia, Khronos Group, Phoronix, Mesa, Khronos, Jason Ekstrand, Vulkan Ray, ANC Vulkan Linux, Intel ANV


Apple to launch its Apple One subscription bundle on Friday

Apple’s recently announced subscription bundle, Apple One, will launch on Friday, October 30, enabling monthly savings of up to $25.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Gaming, Music, News, Trends, Computing, Health & Fitness, Movies & TV, Breaking Twitter, Apple One


Alphabet thanks ads and AI for its $124m-a-day quarterly profit, and comes out swinging against antitrust action

'We are proud people choose Google Search not because they have to, but because it's convenient,' states CEO Google’s search and advertising business has bounced back, parent biz Alphabet said on Thursday as it revealed reported healthy revenues amid the coronavirus pandemic.…
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Google Fi app on Android 11 now lets subscribers troubleshoot connection issues

In recent weeks, Google has worked to attract more customers to its MVNO with a new phone subscription program. Google Fi troubleshoot...
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'Sleeping Giant' Arctic Methane Deposits Starting To Release, Scientists Find

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Scientists have found evidence that frozen methane deposits in the Arctic Ocean -- known as the "sleeping giants of the carbon cycle" -- have started to be released over a large area of the continental slope off the East Siberian coast, the Guardian can reveal. High levels of the potent greenhouse gas have been detected down to a depth of 350 meters in the Laptev Sea near Russia, prompting concern among researchers that a new climate feedbac...
Tags: Russia, Tech, Arctic, United States Geological Survey, Arctic Ocean, Laptev Sea, Akademik Keldysh


'A New iOS Update is Now Available' Popping Up Repeatedly in iOS 14 Beta

Many users running iOS 14 beta are reporting that they are seeing a dialog box pop up repeatedly asking them to update from the latest ‌iOS 14‌ beta. Threads in our , Reddit, and Twitter are reporting the issue. The dialog has been appearing for a few days now, but as of tonight has started appearing more frequently, every time an iPhone is unlocked. There's been further in our iOS 14.2 Beta 4 thread. Getting the notification to update my iOS every time I unlock my ‌iPhone‌. This issue ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Eu, Reddit, Rumors, Beta


Google's AI Converts Webpages Into Videos

Researchers at Google say they've developing an AI system that can automatically convert webpages into short videos. From a report: It extracts assets like text and images and their design styles including fonts, colors, and graphical layouts from HTML sources and organizes the assets into a sequence of shots, maintaining a look and feel similar to the source page as it does so. Google envisions the system could be useful to businesses that host websites containing rich visual representations ab...
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Canada judge blocks attorney general's attempt to dismiss Meng Wanzhou's arguments

Judge declines to dismiss case against Huawei CEO but says assertion that US misrepresented evidence for extradition has ‘air of reality’A judge has blocked an attempt by Canada’s attorney general to dismiss parts of the extradition case against Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, according to a ruling released on Thursday.However, the judge sided with the attorney general in agreeing that Meng’s arguments were not strong enough to warrant an immediate dismissal of the case to extrad...
Tags: Technology, US, World news, Canada, Huawei, Meng, Meng Wanzhou


WhatsApp is now delivering roughly 100 billion messages a day

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging app owned by Facebook, is now delivering roughly 100 billion messages a day, the company’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said at the quarterly earnings call Thursday. For some perspective, users exchanged 100 billion messages on WhatsApp last New Year’s Eve. That is the day when WhatsApp tops its engagement figures, and as many of you may remember, also the time when the service customarily suffered glitches in the past years. (No outage on last Ne...
Tags: Apple, Social, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Imessage, India, Tech, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Tim Cook, Brazil, Facetime, Jan Koum, Cathcart


'A New iOS Update is Now Available' Popping Up Repeatedly in iOS 14 Beta [Fixed: New Beta Available]

Many users running iOS 14 beta are reporting that they are seeing a dialog box pop up repeatedly asking them to update from the latest ‌iOS 14‌ beta. Threads in our , Reddit, and Twitter are reporting the issue. The dialog has been appearing for a few days now, but as of tonight has started appearing more frequently, every time an iPhone is unlocked. There's been further in our iOS 14.2 Beta 4 thread. Getting the notification to update my iOS every time I unlock my ‌iPhone‌. This issue ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Eu, Gm, Reddit, Beta


'A New iOS Update is Now Available' Popping Up Repeatedly in iOS 14 Beta [Update: New Beta Available]

Many users running iOS 14 beta are reporting that they are seeing a dialog box pop up repeatedly asking them to update from the latest ‌iOS 14‌ beta. Threads in our , Reddit, and Twitter are reporting the issue. The dialog has been appearing for a few days now, but as of tonight has started appearing more frequently, every time an iPhone is unlocked. There's been further in our iOS 14.2 Beta 4 thread. Getting the notification to update my iOS every time I unlock my ‌iPhone‌. This issue ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Eu, Reddit, Beta


iOS 14 Beta: 'A New iOS Update is Now Available' Popping Up Repeatedly [Update]

Many users running iOS 14 beta are reporting that they are seeing a dialog box pop up repeatedly asking them to update from the latest ‌iOS 14‌ beta. Threads in our , Reddit, and Twitter are reporting the issue. The dialog has been appearing for a few days now, but as of tonight has started appearing more frequently, every time an iPhone is unlocked. There's been further in our iOS 14.2 Beta 4 thread. Getting the notification to update my iOS every time I unlock my ‌iPhone‌. This issue ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Eu, Reddit, Beta


'A New iOS Update is Now Available' Popping Up Repeatedly in iOS 14 Beta [Update]

Many users running iOS 14 beta are reporting that they are seeing a dialog box pop up repeatedly asking them to update from the latest ‌iOS 14‌ beta. Threads in our , Reddit, and Twitter are reporting the issue. The dialog has been appearing for a few days now, but as of tonight has started appearing more frequently, every time an iPhone is unlocked. There's been further in our iOS 14.2 Beta 4 thread. Getting the notification to update my iOS every time I unlock my ‌iPhone‌. This issue ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Eu, Reddit, Rumors, Beta


Facebook Is Losing Users In the US and Canada

User growth in the United States in Canada -- the company's most lucrative ad market -- has declined, Facebook reported as part of its third-quarter earnings. Engadget reports: The company now has 196 million users in North America, down slightly from 198 million last quarter. In a statement, the company said the decrease was expected, and could continue through the end of the year. "As expected, in the third quarter of 2020, we saw Facebook DAUs and MAUs in the US & Canada decline slightly from...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, US, Tech, Canada, United States, North America, Engadget, Facebook Instagram, US Canada, Facebook DAUs


PORTL Hologram raises $3M to put a hologram machine in every home

What does a hologram-obsessed entrepreneur do for a second act after setting up a virtual Ronald Reagan in the Reagan Memorial Library, or beaming Jimmy Kimmel all the way from Hollywood to the Country Music Awards in Nashville? If that entrepreneur is David Nussbaum, the founder of PORTL Hologram, the next logical step is to build a machine that can bring the joy of hologram-based communication to the masses. That’s the goal thanks to a new $3 million round that Nussbaum’s company raised from f...
Tags: Startups, TC, Hollywood, London, Jimmy Kimmel, Tech, Ronald Reagan, Nashville, Julian Assange, Coachella, Tim Draper, 3d Imaging, Tupac Shakur, Draper, Electronic Arts, Doug Barry


Brave Browser First To Nix CNAME Deception

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: The Brave web browser will soon block CNAME cloaking, a technique used by online marketers to defy privacy controls designed to prevent the use of third-party cookies. The browser security model makes a distinction between first-party domains -- those being visited -- and third-party domains -- from the suppliers of things like image assets or tracking code, to the visited site. Many of the online privacy abuses over the years have come from...
Tags: Firefox, Tech, Brave Software, Peter Snyder, Anton Lazarev, Google Facebook Criteo Sirdan


Tesla has increased the price of its “Full Self-Driving” option to $10,000

Tesla has made good on founder and CEO Elon Musk’s promise to boost the price of its “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) software upgrade option, increasing it to $10,000 following the start of the staged rollout of a beta version of the software update last week. This boosts the price of the package $2,000 from its price before today, and it has steadily increased since last May. The FSD option has been available as an optional add-on to complement Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance technology, even ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Ceo, Automotive, Automation, Transport, Mobility, Robotics, Driver, Hyperloop, Self-driving Car, Emerging-technologies, Musk


Camera Comparison: iPhone 12 Pro vs. iPhone 11 Pro

Apple last week released the iPhone 12 Pro, which is being sold alongside the iPhone 12, 12 mini, and 12 Pro Max. The Pro Max has the best camera of the bunch, but since it's not out yet, we thought we'd take a look at the improvements introduced in the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ and see how camera quality compares to the iPhone 11 Pro. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ has the same triple-lens camera setup as the ‌iPhone 11‌ Pro with a Wide lens, Ultra Wid...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Dolby Vision, Hdr, Max, MacRumors YouTube, Dolby Vision HDR, HDR Dolby Vision, TrueDepth Camera, Dolby Vision TV, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro


NASA's OSIRIS-REx Successfully Stows Sample of Asteroid Bennu

fahrbot-bot shares a press release from NASA: NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission has successfully stowed the spacecraft's Sample Return Capsule (SRC) and its abundant sample of asteroid Bennu. On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the mission team sent commands to the spacecraft, instructing it to close the capsule -- marking the end of one of the most challenging phases of the mission. The mission team spent two days working aro...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, Src, Bennu


When Behemoths Like Apple Hoard Cultural Touchstones, It’s a Recipe for Disaster

The holidays are looking a little less Linus this year for Peanuts fans hoping to catch Charlie Brown specials on network television, as has been tradition for decades. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Peanuts, Streaming, Charlie Brown, Consumer Tech, Linus, Streaming Wars, HBO Max


4 Data Analytics Tools that Will Change the Way You Do Business

Traditional business intelligence tools are excellent for getting a snapshot of where you’re at, but today’s advanced analytics can do even more. Using innovative data science tools and analytics techniques, you can gain new insights into customer preferences and market trends, analyze and reduce risks, and increase your company’s efficiency and revenue. Here are four data analytics tools that will change the way you do business. Advanced Analytics and New Capabilities With the explosion of the ...
Tags: Sales, Tech, Netflix, Advanced Analytics, Data Analytics Tools, Advanced Data Visualization Visualization


The pandemic boosted Apple: Company sold more Macs this summer than ever before

Apple has higher prices for computers, but during COVID crisis, consumers didn't care, and bought $9 billion worth of computers from Apple         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Apple, Usa, News, Usa Today


You Don't Have to See That Horrid New Gmail Logo If You Use a Mail Client (gizmodo)

Change is hard. I get that. Judging by the dismay on Twitter over the Gmail logo change, few people are happy with the multi-colored M. Some have blamed the email logo change for missing important missives. Others complain it’s now visually indistinguishable from Google’s other app logos. To everyone in the throes of…Read more... [Author: Victoria Song]
Tags: Google, News, Victoria Song


Google's CEO was grilled over the DOJ suit and the risk of 'code red'

Analysts and investors couldn't shake the looming shadow of the Justice Department lawsuit, which was filed against Google last week
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Helping Australian teens hone media literacy skills

On April 28, 1996 at the historical Port Arthur site in Tasmania, 35 people were tragically killed. Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged six and three, along with their mother, died that day. Because of this terrible act of violence, Alannah and Madeline's father, Walter Mikac AM, and a small group of volunteers, created the Alannah & Madeline Foundation with the belief that all children should have a safe and happy childhood. For more than 20 years, the Alannah & Madeline Foundation has worked to s...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Australia, Google Docs, Tasmania, Nonprofits, Google.org, Foundation, Port Arthur, Madeline, Alannah, Katie Costello, Madeline Mikac, Walter Mikac, Alannah Madeline Foundation, Media Literacy Lab


Polestar recalls its newest EV for the second time this month

Polestar, the electric vehicle brand that was spun out of Volvo Car Group, has issued another recall for its newest electric vehicle. The company is voluntarily recalling nearly 4,600 vehicles over what has been described as a faulty inverters, Reuters reported. Polestar said in a statement that all affected customers will be notified, beginning November 2. “The recall involves the replacement of faulty inverters on most delivered customer vehicles,” Polestar said in its statement, adding th...
Tags: China, Tech, Automotive, United States, Switzerland, Epa, North America, Reuters, Air OTA, Volvo Car Group, Thomas Ingenlath, Polestar, Ingenlath, Zhejiang Geely Holding of China


Record-smashing hybrid drone stays airborne for a crazy 10 hours, 14 minutes

The average consumer drone today has a flight time of between 10 and 20 minutes. This record-breaking drone has one that's, well, considerably longer.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Quadcopters


Corsair acquires EpocCam, a webcam app for iPhone

Corsair Gaming today announced that it has acquired EpocCam, the software developer behind the iOS software of the same name. It’s easy to see why the gaming company would be interested in such an acquisition in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has lead to a worldwide spike in remote working — and, as a result, more people are teleconferencing than ever. The EpocCam app is designed specifically to turn iPads and iPhones into a webcam for both macOS and Windows PCs. The software works across a numb...
Tags: Iphone, Apps, Microsoft, Tech, Corsair, Corsair Gaming, Elgato, Epoccam, Skype Google Meet



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