Police Will Pilot a Program To Live-Stream Amazon Ring Cameras

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Electronic Frontier Foundation: This is not a drill. Red alert: The police surveillance center in Jackson, Mississippi, will be conducting a 45-day pilot program to live stream the Amazon Ring cameras of participating residents. Now, our worst fears have been confirmed. Police in Jackson, Mississippi, have started a pilot program that would allow Ring owners to patch the camera streams from their front doors directly to a police Real Time Crime Center...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, United States, Jackson, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Jackson Mississippi

16 Ways To Unwind During The Election Period

Getty Images AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH It’s the day of the election. I’m sure many of us are feeling the same way, as in, nauseous and terrified and all the things you’d feel on, like, whatever the opposite of Christmas Eve would be. (There’s probably a very long, very specific German word for this.) This is stressful enough without the added nightmare that is the coronavirus pandemic, and as the clock continues to count down as we inch closer and closer to what, regardless of the outco...
Tags: Google, Humor, Focus, Sloane Hughes

A QAnon supporter is headed to Congress

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s win in a Georgia House race means that QAnon is headed to Capitol Hill. Greene openly supports the complex, outlandish conspiracy theory, which posits that President Trump is waging a secret war against a shadowy group of elites who engage in child sex trafficking, among other far-fetched claims. The FBI identified QAnon as a potential inspiration for “conspiracy theory-driven domestic extremists” last year. Greene’s win is a startling moment of legitimacy for the danger...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Congress, Oregon, Government, Senate, Tech, Fbi, House, Conspiracy Theories, Staten Island, Trump, Georgia House, Greene, Hoover Dam, 2020 Election

Microsoft flips big Indonesian e-tailer Bukalapak into Azure from Google cloud

Taking a strategic stake in the biz probably helped and shows how big tech is buying into Asia Microsoft has taken a “strategic stake” in Indonesian e-tailer Bukalapak and will run the service in its Azure cloud.…
Tags: Google, Asia, Microsoft, Software

Oregon Becomes First State To Legalize Psychedelic Mushrooms

Oregonians have voted to pass Measure 109 to become the first state in the country to legalize psilocybin. OregonLive reports: Measure 109 was passing by 59.25% Tuesday when the polls closed in Oregon. Multiple cities have decriminalized the substance, but Oregon will become the first to permit supervised use statewide if that majority holds. The measure [...] will allow regulated use of psychedelic mushrooms in a therapeutic setting. It creates a two-year period during which regulatory detail...
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Baby Shark Becomes YouTube's Most-Watched Video of All Time

Baby Shark, the infuriatingly catchy children's rhyme recorded by South Korean company Pinkfong, has become the most-watched video ever on YouTube. The BBC reports: The song has now been played 7.04 billion times, overtaking the previous record holder Despacito, the Latin pop smash by singer Luis Fonsi. Played back-to-back, that would mean Baby Shark has been streamed continuously for 30,187 years. Pinkfong stands to have made about $5.2 million from YouTube streams alone. It took four years f...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Bbc, Steven Spielberg, Luis Fonsi, Despacito, Baby Shark, Pinkfong, Hope Segoine, Bebe Requin, Kleiner Hai Little Shark

United States: Challenging Design Patent Validity At The PTAB – Pick Your Shots Carefully - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

The well covered Apple v. Samsung litigation highlighted the power of design patents and the potentially large profit disgorgement damages available for them. Like utility patents
Tags: Apple, News, Samsung, United States, Kilpatrick Townsend, Stockton LLP

United States: Fallout From The Fintiv Precedential Decision - Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

On May 5th, the Board designated an order regarding discretionary denial precedential. Apple v. Fintiv, Inc, IPR2020-00019, Paper 11 (P.T.A.B. Mar. 20, 2020) (precedential).
Tags: Apple, News, United States, Kilpatrick Townsend, Stockton LLP, Fintiv Inc

Apple iPhone 11 Pro vs. iPhone XS vs. iPhone X

Is last year's iPhone 11 Pro better than 2018's iPhone XS and 2017's iPhone X? We answer this question by comparing each device in a rigorous three-way contest.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Buying Guides, Spec Comparison, Apple iPhone X, Iphone Xs, Iphone 11 Pro, Apple September 2019

Apple TV is Coming to Xbox Consoles This Month

Apple TV is expanding to the gaming community. The Apple TV app is set to debut on Xbox consoles this month, on the heels of the streaming app’s launch on Sony’s PS4 and PS5 consoles and just in time for the Xbox Series X and Series S launch. The Verge reports that Apple TV will debut on Xbox consoles this month, with the new Apple TV+ app set to be available across Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S consoles on November 10. Apple TV has been noticeably absent from Xbox consoles since...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Movies, Microsoft, Xbox One, Disney, Apple TV, Sony, Xbox, Netflix Disney, Hulu Amazon, Tech Stuff, Netflix/Streaming Video, Appletv, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, HBO Max

iOS 14 allows you to view picture-in-picture video on your iPhone to continue watching videos while you use other apps — here's how to use it

With the picture-in-picture feature, you can continue watching videos on your iPhone while using other apps. Westend61/Getty Images You can play many video apps (including FaceTime video calls) as a picture-in-picture video window that floats on your iPhone's Home screen or on top of another app, with iOS 14. To use picture-in-picture video on your iPhone, start playing a video in a compatible app and then swipe up to return to the Home screen. You can resize, move, and temporarily hide a ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Amazon, Trends, Apple TV, Facetime, Dave Johnson, Video Apps, Tech Insider, Netflix HBO Max, Ios 14, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To

5 Risks You As A Consultant Should Know About

by Erin Yurday, CEO, Co-founder and Editor of NimbleFins Consultancy is a career option for professionals in a wide range of industries – marketing, finance, accountancy, architecture, business management, the list goes on. Although the industries may not have much in common, consultants of all stripes face some of the same risks in their work. Here are the five risks you as a consultant should know about. 1. Giving the wrong advice. Talking clients through various situations, giving recommen...
Tags: Google, Startups, Consultancy, Stanford University, CEO Co, Graduate School of Business, Professionalisms, Consultancy Business, Erin Yurday, NimbleFins Consultancy, Professional Indemnity, NimbleFins

Election Hoax Spreading Through Text Messages In Michigan

A text message campaign, claiming to be from the FBI, is targeting people in Michigan with misinformation about "ballot sensor issues." According to The Verge, citing The Washington Post, "The messages claim a 'typographical error' is causing people who voted for Joe Biden to have their votes switched to President Trump, and people who voted for Trump to have their votes switched to Biden." From the report: In Flint, robocalls have been trying to trick people into voting tomorrow (which is not a...
Tags: Washington Post, US, Tech, Joe Biden, Fbi, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Michigan, Biden, The Washington Post, Trump, Flint, Don, Nessel, Zignal Labs Read

Windows 7 Won't Die, Still Second Most Popular OS

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BleepingComputer: The data analysts firm NetMarketShare revealed that Windows 10 has seen another uptake in users and it went up to 64.04% from 61.26% last month. Linux (multiple distros) went from 1.14% to 1.65% and Ubuntu now holds a market share of 0.51%. The market share of Windows 7 has also dropped, but many users are still actively using outdated Windows 7, which could be due to its huge number of enterprise users. According to NetMarketShare, Wind...
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Report: US visas granted to students from mainland China have plummeted 99% since April

It’s no secret that the Trump administration has pursued a variety of avenues to keep foreigners out of the U.S., including through a recent overhaul of the H-1B visa program for high-skilled foreign workers that will require employers to pay H-1B workers higher wages and narrow the types of degrees that would qualify an applicant — a move which has ready triggered numerous lawsuits. Still, it may surprise some to learn that U.S. visas issued to students around the world have fallen as dramatica...
Tags: TC, South Korea, Japan, Obama, Washington, Mexico, China, India, US, Tech, Racism, Silicon Valley, Chinese communist party, State Department, Donald Trump, Trump

Insight Partners, Precursor Ventures join Hustle Fund in raising new fund money

Even as the country is in the final days of a polarizing election, the cogs of VC never stop turning. On this ever-so-quiet, non-election-news Tuesday, venture firms still managed to file paperwork with the SEC indicating newly raised funds. Precursor Ventures and Insight Partners will join Hustle Fund in closing new capital. The filings are noteworthy because they signal new capital coming into the startup world, which could look dramatically different in the coming weeks. Still, Precurs...
Tags: TC, Tech, Sydney, Venture Capital, SEC, 500 Startups, Khosla, Hudson, Yin, First Round, Charles Hudson, Precursor Ventures, Elizabeth Yin, Eric Bahn, Hustle Fund, Insight Partners

The best iPhone games currently available (November 2020)

The iPhone has arguably the best games of any mobile platform. Come check out our picks of the best iPhone and iOS games, with selections from many genres.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Gaming, Trends, Buying Guides, Best Of Everything

Spotify Will Boost Music In Exchange For Cut of Royalties

On Monday, Spotify announced a new initiative that offers artists the chance to pay their way into automated recommendations. Gizmodo reports: In a carefully worded blog post, Spotify is framing its latest move as a test that will give artists more "input" into the recommendation algorithms that populate personalized playlists with fresh tracks. The company writes that its algorithms take "into account thousands of types of signals: what you're listening to and when, which songs you're adding to...
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Daily Crunch: China postpones Ant Group IPO

Yes, there’s a high-stakes presidential election underway, but tech news doesn’t stop completely: Chinese regulators pull the brakes on Ant Group’s IPO, Spotify adds standalone streaming support on Apple Watch and PayPal outlines its plans for 2021. This is your Daily Crunch for November 3, 2020. The big story: China postpones Ant Group IPO The Shanghai stock exchange has postponed Ant Group’s IPO a day after Chinese regulators held a closed-door meeting with Jack Ma and other company executi...
Tags: Twitter, Hong Kong, Spotify, Supreme Court, Finance, China, Softbank, Nbc News, Tech, Walmart, Paypal, Policy, Pennsylvania, Shanghai, Alibaba, Miami

Intel has acquired, a platform to manage, build and automate machine learning

Intel continues to snap up startups to build out its machine learning and AI operations. In the latest move, TechCrunch has learned that the chip giant has acquired, an Israeli company that has built and operates a platform for data scientists to build and run machine learning models, which can be used to train and track multiple models and run comparisons on them, build recommendations and more. Intel confirmed the acquisition to us with a short note. “We can confirm that we have ac...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Enterprise, Israel, Tech, Intel, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, Frederic, Dataiku,, Cnvrg, Lightricks ST Unitas, Playtika Intel, Intel Cnvrg, Yochay Ettun CEO

‘Stay home’ robocalls on Election Day prompt warnings, investigation

A scourge of robocalls that urges Americans to “stay safe and stay home” has gotten the attention of the FBI and the New York Attorney General over concerns of voter suppression. The brief message, which doesn’t specifically mention Election Day, has prompted New York Attorney General Letitia James to launch an investigation into the matter. James announced Tuesday that her office is actively investigating allegations that voters are receiving the robocalls. “Voting is a cornerstone of our democ...
Tags: Security, TC, New York, Congress, Tech, Ap, Fbi, Federal Communications Commission, Election, Department Of Homeland Security, Doj, Voice, Federal Trade Commission, James, U S Department of Justice, Robocall

The Tech Antitrust Problem No One Is Talking About: US Broadband Providers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: After years of building political pressure for antitrust scrutiny of major tech companies, this month Congress and the US government delivered. The House Antitrust Subcommittee released a report accusing Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook of monopolistic behavior. The Department of Justice filed a complaint against Google alleging the company prevents consumers from sampling other search engines. The new fervor for tech antitrust has so far...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Europe, Microsoft, Congress, White House, US, Tech, United States, Comcast, Federal Communications Commission, Gigi Sohn, Department Of Justice, North America, Harvard Law School

After getting the date wrong earlier, Siri now knows today is Election Day

Listen chief, it’s Election Day in the United States. You know that, I know that. Everyone knows that — and in the off-chance anyone wasn’t clued in to the fact, the last few weeks have offered a non-stop barrage of reminders to vote. Today. Tuesday. November 3. 2020. It seems the last one to find out, however, was Siri . If you happened to greet Apple’s smart assistant with a “Happy Election Day” earlier today, it may well have answered that the big day isn’t until November 8, as pointed o...
Tags: Apple, Apps, Instagram, Siri, Tech, United States, Election, Lucas Matney, 2020 Election, Kirsten Korosec Apple

China Halts Ant Group's Blockbuster IPO

In a late-evening announcement that stunned China, the Shanghai Stock Exchange slammed the brakes on Ant's initial public offering, which was set to be the biggest stock debut in history with investors on multiple continents and at least $34 billion in proceeds. The New York Times reports: The stock exchange's notice to Ant said that the company's proposed offering might no longer meet the requirements for listing after Chinese regulators had summoned company executives, including Jack Ma, the c...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Tech, New York Times, Shanghai, Alibaba, Jack Ma, Ant, Ma, Shanghai Stock Exchange

Cosmetic Software: which one is right for your business?

Which Cosmetic Formulation Software to Choose? For cosmetic manufacturers, keeping up with best practices and regulations would be a labour-intensive task if it were not for cosmetic software. To achieve compliance, they need to be fully transparent about their formulas and processes as well as to provide detailed documents pertaining to various aspects of their production. Cosmetic formulation software helps them to automatise most of their activities and to streamline reporting and administrat...
Tags: Sales, Tech, INCI

Waymo pauses operations in San Francisco, stays the course in Phoenix on Election Day

Waymo has taken a dual approach to operations on Election Day. In San Francisco, where Waymo has been testing its autonomous vehicles, driving operations have been temporarily suspended Tuesday and Wednesday “out of an abundance of caution.” Its fleet of autonomous vehicles was moved Monday to nearby Mountain View, according to an internal email first reported by The Verge. Waymo has continued its testing operations on public roads in Mountain View, according to an email from Transdev, the ve...
Tags: TC, Uber, California, San Francisco, Tech, Palo Alto, Cruise, Automotive, Silicon Valley, Mountain View, Autonomous Vehicles, Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Aurora, Dallas Fort Worth, Foster City

Hustle Fund, a pre-seed firm, closes $30M for a new fund

Hustle Fund, a pre-seed fund built by former operators and founders, has raised $30 million for a new fund, per SEC filings. Hustle Fund first filed paperwork for this fund, its second to date, in May 2019 with intention to raise $50 million. Its inaugural investment vehicle closed at $11.5 million. Hustle Fund was unable to comment because it is still in fundraising mode. Hustle Fund was created by Elizabeth Yin and Eric Bahn, two former 500 startups partners, with the goal of investing i...
Tags: TC, Tech, Yin, Elizabeth Yin, Eric Bahn, Hustle Fund

Google says Pixel 5 screen and body gap is ‘normal part of the design’

As customers started receiving the Pixel 5 in mid-October, some noticed a small gap between the display and frame. Google Pixel 5 gap...
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Waymo pulls self-driving cars in San Francisco as cities nationwide brace for unrest

Waymo, the self-driving company of Google's parent company Alphabet, has suspended its self-driving operations in San Francisco as businesses and cities brace for potential unrest following the presidential election.
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Cnn, Alphabet, Waymo

Apple Watch Series 5 review: A near-perfect smartwatch

It's as good as smartwatches can get today, especially with the new always-on display.
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