'I'm Not Drunk, It's My Car.' Tesla's 'Full Self-Driving' Gets Mixed Reviews

CNN describes the reactions posted online by six beta testers of Tesla's "full self-driving" software, saying they "appear to be both delighted and alarmed by what they've experienced so far." "Turn left. Come on. What are you doing?" said one frustrated Tesla owner as his car appeared slow to change lanes during a trip he posted on YouTube last week. "I swear I'm not drunk you guys, I'm not drunk, it's my car...." CNN Business reviewed hours of footage and found early impressions of the soft...
Tags: Youtube, Tech, Tesla, Cnn, Paquette, Brandon McGowen, Tesla Raj, CNN Business Teslas

Trump's TikTok Ban Temporarily Blocked by US Judge

Forbes reports that TikTok "cannot be shut down in the United States next month, a U.S. District Court judge ruled Friday afternoon, the latest setback in President Donald Trump's push to force the Chinese-owned app to be transferred to American ownership." In an August executive order that labeled TikTok a national security threat, Trump required Beijing-based tech company ByteDance to sell its popular short-form video app to an American firm by Nov. 12, or else the federal government would en...
Tags: US, Tech, Beijing, Pennsylvania, United States, Donald Trump, Forbes, Trump, U S District Court, U S Department of Commerce, Bytedance, Wendy Beetlestone, Beetlestone

10 Tips for Prioritizing Tasks to Make the Most of Limited Small Business Resources

Small businesses usually don’t have a ton of time and resources to focus on growth. So they need to find the most applicable tasks to prioritize. Members of the online small business community have been through this. Here are some of their top tips for making the most of limited resources. Consider a Google Only Marketing Approach Small businesses sometimes don’t have the resources to dedicate to multiple marketing channels. So what should you prioritize? In this GatherUp post, Mike Blumentha...
Tags: Google, Sales, Management, Adam Connell, Ivan Widjaya, Mike Blumenthal, Rachel Strella, Strella Social Media, Nellie Akalp, Social Media HQ, Lane Ellis, Christian Zilles, George Nguyen, Alma Causey, Brent Barnhart

'Don't Even Try Paying With Cash in China'

"It's hard for those of us who live outside of China to grasp how paying for everything has gone digital in the country," writes the New York Times, introducing a Q&A with technology reporter Ray Zhong (who used to live in Beijing): Most businesses there, from the fanciest hotels to roadside fruit stands, display a QR code — a type of bar code — that people scan with a smartphone camera to pay with China's dominant digital payment apps, Alipay and WeChat. Paying by app is so much the norm that ...
Tags: Google, China, Tech, Beijing, New York Times, Alipay, Ray, Don, India Read, Ray Zhong

Black Friday Spotlight: Best Buy Kicks Off a Month of Apple Deals and More (mac rumors)

We've begun tracking early Black Friday deals in our dedicated Black Friday Roundup, and in an effort to prepare our readers for the big shopping event we're highlighting sales store-by-store in the lead-up to November 27. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. This year we're starting with Best Buy, which announced its Black Friday sales earlier in the week whil...
Tags: Apple, News, Samsung, Best Buy, United States, Nintendo, Luigi, Mario Kart, Dyson, Avengers, MacRumors, Ori, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Tsushima, Best Buy Black, Mitchel Broussard

Human Capital: Uber Eats hit with claims of ‘reverse racism’

With less than one week left until the election, DoorDash made a late contribution of $3.75 million to try to ensure California’s gig worker ballot measure Prop 22 passes. Meanwhile, Coinbase is looking for a head of diversity and inclusion and Uber was hit with claims of reverse racism. All that and more in this week’s edition of Human Capital, a weekly newsletter where we unpack all-things labor and D&I. To receive this in your inbox every Friday at 1 p.m. PT, be sure to sign up here. Let’s...
Tags: TC, Uber, Labor, California, Washington Post, India, Tech, Diversity, Cisco, Paypal, Canada, Sydney, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Facial Recognition, Coinbase

Moderna On Track to Report COVID-19 Vaccine Late-Stage Trial Data in November

This week Moderna "said it is on track to report early data from a late-stage trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine next month, reports Reuters, "offering the clearest timeline yet for when the world will know whether it is effective." The company, one of the front-runners in the global race to produce vaccines to protect against COVID-19, said an independent data monitoring committee is expected to conduct an interim review of its ongoing 30,000-person trial in November... The company sai...
Tags: Tech, Reuters, U S Food and Drug Administration, Moderna, COVID

Is Wall Street losing its tech enthusiasm?

This is The TechCrunch Exchange, a newsletter that goes out on Saturdays, based on the column of the same name. You can sign up for the email here. Over the past few months the IPO market made it plain that some public investors were willing to pay more for growth-focused technology shares than private investors. We saw this in both — the value set on companies as they debut — and in resulting first-day valuations , which were often higher. One way to consider how far public valuations...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Boston, Tech, Ohio, Cnbc, Databricks, Midwest, SPAC, Canaan, Zapier, Hippo, RPA, Maha Ibrahim, Rowan Trollope, Timm

You’re Not Hearing Things, Some Apple AirPods Pro Have Static and Crackling Issues

If you’ve been hearing static or crackling sounds on your AirPods Pro, rest assured: You are sane. The sound issues are actually an Apple problem, and the company wants to fix them for you for free. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Technology, Replacement, AirPods Pro

Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition Allegedly Deleting Personal Files

As if the historical revisionism and censorship weren’t enough of an issue, Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is alleged to now be deleting the personal files of users, a catastrophe that will only further destroy the reputation of the deplorable Microsoft. Age of Empires fansite ESO Community issued a message warning players of Age […]
Tags: Games, Technology, Microsoft, Strategy, History, Errors, Anime, Pc Gaming, Remastered, Age of Empires

After 3-Year Hiatus, 'Pyston' Runtime Returns to Make Python Code Faster

"Development of Pyston, a variant of the Python runtime that uses just-in-time compilation to speed up the execution of Python programs, is back on again," reports InfoWorld — after a hiatus that began in 2017: Picking up where Dropbox left off, a new development team has released Pyston 2.0. Pyston provides what is ultimately intended to be a drop-in replacement for the standard Python runtime, CPython. It's compatible with Python 3.8, so programs that runs with that version of Python should r...
Tags: Tech, InfoWorld, Pyston

The 2020s promise better tech solutions to humanity’s biggest problems

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. Let’s think beyond Monday, for a minute, to the trends playing out in technology this coming decade. While humanity’s problems have never been greater, our tools have never been better. Here’s more, from Danny Crichton: The 2010s were all about executing on the dreams of mobile, cloud, and basic data. Those ideas had historical antecedents going back ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Facebook, Youtube, Root, America, Tech, Paypal, Yale, Alex, Tim Kendall, Alex Wilhelm, Danny, Natasha, LTV

New Chinese Laptop Appears With 14nm Loongsoon Quad-Core 3A4000 CPU

"BDY electronics, a Chinese laptop manufacturer, has unveiled an all-new 13.3-inch laptop sporting Longsoon's new Dragon Core 3A4000 quad-core 14nm CPU," reports Tom's Hardware: The biggest feature of this laptop is the CPU, featuring Longsoon's latest 14nm quad-core 3A4000 CPU. Longsoon claims the CPU is 100% faster than the previous generation 3A3000 and is comparable in performance to AMD's "Excavator" cores used in the A8-7680 Godavari architecture. Of course, this demonstrates how far be...
Tags: China, Tech, Intel, Amd, Gpu, TSMC, Tom, Slashdot, Loongson, Longsoon, Loongsoon Technologies Hu Weiwu

Scientists Discover New Molecule, Possible Basis For Life, on Saturn's Moon Titan

CNN reports: Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is the only moon in our solar system that has a thick atmosphere. It's four times denser than Earth's. And now, scientists have discovered a molecule in it that has never been found in any other atmosphere. The particle is called cyclopropenylidene, or C3H2, and it's made of carbon and hydrogen. This simple carbon-based molecule could be a precursor that contributes to chemical reactions that may create complex compounds. And those compounds could b...
Tags: Tech, Cnn, Chile, Titan, Jpl, Rosaly Lopes

MG Siegler talks portfolio management and fundraising 6 months into the COVID-19 pandemic

This week, GV General Partner (and TechCrunch alum) MG Siegler joined us on Extra Crunch Live for a far-ranging chat about what it takes to foster a good relationship between investor and startup, how portfolio management and investing has changed as the COVID-19 crisis drags on, and what Siegler expects will and won’t stick around in terms of changes in behavior in investment and entrepreneurship once the pandemic passes. We last caught up with Siegler on the heels of his investment in Universe...
Tags: Startups, TC, US, Entrepreneur, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Chair, Video Conferencing, Siegler, Forward, Extra Crunch Live, GV General Partner

NSFW: The tricky business of OnlyFans

In an increasingly digital world, OnlyFans has given online creators a new way to make money on their own terms The post NSFW: The tricky business of OnlyFans appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Google, Twitter, Business, Instagram, Social Media, Nsfw, Sex Work, Bella Thorne, Lockdown, Top Six, OnlyFans, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Abby Zeus, Mistress Cyanide, Mistress Violet

Sean Connery (RIP) Reads C.P. Cavafy’s Epic Poem “Ithaca,” Set to the Music of Vangelis This video combines three things that make me happy: the voice of Sean Connery (who passed away today), the music of Vangelis (Blade Runner, Chariots of Fire), and the poetry of C.P. Cavafy. Put them all together and you get a blissful soundscape of rolling synth lines, rolling Scottish R’s, and a succession of Homeric images and anaphoric lines. And the video’s quite nice as well. Cavafy, whose work, I’m told, is really untranslatable from th...
Tags: Google, Music, Film, College, Poetry, Sean Connery, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Ithaca, Vangelis, Odysseus, Durham NC Follow, Cavafy

Landing Page Best Practices: How to Optimize Your Web Pages for Increased Conversion

Revised and updated October 31, 2020 It’s often said you only get one chance to make a great first impression, and that holds true for your company website. The visual appearance and written copy on your sign-up and landing pages must be compelling enough to grab a visitor’s attention and convince them to take the next step in their relationship with your brand. That can be easier said than done, so to help, we asked 16 members of Young Entrepreneur Council the following question: In your opini...
Tags: Google, Internet, Sales, Sales & Marketing, Call-to-action, Cta, Landing Pages, Young Entrepreneur Council, Stephanie Wells, YEC, John Turner, E-commerce & Social Media, Kevin Getch Webfor, Chris Christoff, Kalin Kassabov, Thomas Griffin

Wolfwalkers Is Bringing Lush Forest Magic to Apple TV

From the creatives behind animated films Secret of the Kells and Song of the Sea, Wolfwalkers is on its way to a limited theatrical run and onto Apple TV. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Fantasy, Apple TV, Kells, Wolfwalkers, Song of the Sea

Apple confirms sound problems, launches an AirPods Pro service program

Apple’s service program explains that the issue affects a small percentage of AirPods Pro units manufactured before October 2020. Owners...
Tags: Apple

Sean Connery Dies at Age 90. Remembered as 'The Best of Many' James Bonds

In 1962 Sean Connery became the first actor to appear in movies as secret agent James Bond, and according to long-time Slashdot reader schwit1 was "The best of the many Bonds, by far." An anonymous reader writes: Connery influenced the character deeply. The Huffington Post once wrote that James Bond wasn't Scottish until Sean Connery played the role. Ian Fleming was still writing his series of James Bond novels, and "After seeing Connery in Dr. No and thinking the actor did a superb job, Flemi...
Tags: Tech, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Terry Gilliam, Harrison Ford, Catherine Zeta Jones, Indiana Jones, Huffington Post, Sean Connery, Fleming, Slashdot, Glencoe, Connery

Software Freedom Conservancy: Microsoft Should Resign from RIAA Over Youtube-DL Takedown Demand

"We believe that youtube-dl has substantial non-infringing uses," argues the non-profit Software Freedom Conservancy. But while that software faces a DMCA takedown notice from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), GitHub's owner Microsoft is also a paying member of the RIAA. The Software Freedom Conservancy argues that this leaves Microsoft "stuck between their industry association's abuses of the law and the needs of FOSS projects for which they provide infrastructure." While...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Riaa, Foss, Software Freedom Conservancy, Recording Industry Association of America RIAA

2021 Indian Roadmaster [Model Overview]

Master The Road With The 2021 Indian Roadmaster Contents Model Overview Specifications Features Photos Videos Links There are four different Roadmaster models in the 2021 Indian line-up, with different levels of trim and touring options. All four are based around the stock Roadmaster model, which is arguably one of the best touring cruisers currently available on the market. For 2021, the Roadmaster comes equipped with Indian’s legendary American-made Thunderstroke 116 engine. It’s a po...
Tags: Apple, Motorcycles, Harley Davidson, 2021, Cruiser, Indian Motorcycle, V-twin, Notfp, 1000cc, Honda Gold Wing Tour Harley Davidson, Piston Caliper Tires Front Metzeler Cruisetec, Thunderstroke, Arizona Turquoise Pearl

Hugs, sequins and rainbows as Taiwan enjoys victory over coronavirus

Pride march follows national success story in curbing pandemicAt the entrance to Taipei’s Pride march on Saturday, Pearl Jain and Lance Xie held up a sign offering free hugs. Similar placards were waved above the pulsating crowd of 100,000 sweaty and bedazzled party goers crushedalong the parade route.Xie had recently returned from Melbourne, where 5 million people have just emerged from one of the toughest lockdowns in the world and everyone is trying not to touch each other. It was good to be ...
Tags: Technology, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Economic policy, LGBT rights, Melbourne, Taipei, Pride, Xie, Coronavirus, Pearl Jain, Lance Xie

Hugs, sequins and rainbows as Taiwan enjoys victory over virus

Pride march follows national success story in curbing pandemicAt the entrance to Taipei’s Pride march on Saturday, Pearl Jain and Lance Xie held up a sign offering free hugs. Similar placards were waved above the pulsating crowd of 100,000 sweaty and bedazzled party goers crushedalong the parade route.Xie had recently returned from Melbourne, where 5 million people have just emerged from one of the toughest lockdowns in the world and everyone is trying not to touch each other. It was good to be ...
Tags: Technology, World news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Economic policy, LGBT rights, Melbourne, Taipei, Pride, Xie, Coronavirus, Pearl Jain, Lance Xie

The 3 Basics of Startup Branding

One of the most important steps when starting a business is branding your new company. Do you know what defines your brand? Three elements—logo, website, and domain name—are key to building a startup’s brand. Let’s take a look at what makes each element so vital to successfully branding your business. 1. Logo A logo is a design or symbol that is created by an organization and identifies its offerings and services. Iconic logos, like the Nike Swoosh and Coca-Cola script, are instantly recogniza...
Tags: Apple, Internet, Advertising, Marketing, Sales, Nike, Website, Customers, Starbucks, Marketing & PR, Coca Cola, Logo, Domain Name, Branding, McDonald 's, Professional & Creative Services

This Week in Apps: Facebook Gaming skips iOS, TikTok goes shopping, Apple One bundles arrive

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Pinterest, Instagram, China, India, Samsung, Tech, ExxonMobil, Walmart, Bloomberg

The UK privacy watchdog's ruling against Experian is a warning to data brokers that hoover up personal details

Laurence Dutton/Getty Images The ICO served credit agency Experian with an enforcement notice, ordering it to change the way it handles its data broking business. Data broking is the process of companies acquiring people's data, assigning it to a profiled dataset, and then selling it on to marketers. The ICO's decision has the potential to significantly disrupt the way data brokers are able to acquire and share people's data en masse. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Cr...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Trends, Privacy International, Experian, Ico, Asahi Shimbun, Facebook Google, Caroline Wilson, Elizabeth Denham, Getty Images Another, Isobel Asher Hamilton

While Europe Accounts for 46% of COVID-19 Cases, Taiwan Goes 200 Days Without a Local Infection

Europe "now accounts for 46% of global coronavirus cases," reports ABC News, "and nearly a third of total related deaths." Dr. Jean-Francois Delfraissy, a senior French physician and the president of the scientific council that reports to the government, warned that the country has "lost control of the epidemic," after health authorities reported more than 52,000 new cases. He said that the council estimates that the true figure could well be closer to 100,000 daily cases, accounting for asympt...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Florida, France, Germany, Tech, Taiwan, Cnn, United States, Abc News, COVID, Jean François Delfraissy

Therapy Patients Blackmailed For Cash After Clinic Data Breach

"Many patients of a large psychotherapy clinic in Finland have been contacted individually by a blackmailer, after their data was stolen," reports the BBC: The data appears to have included personal identification records and notes about what was discussed in therapy sessions. Vastaamo is a nationwide practice with about 20 branches and thousands of patients. The clinic has advised those affected to contact the police. It said it believed the data had been stolen in November 2018, with a furt...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, Finland, Associated Press, Vastaamo

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