8 Times We Wrote About Trump To Look Back On And Say “Thank God That’s Over”

For real though please let this be over Can you believe it’s been 87 years since the last federal election four years ago? Man, time sure does not fly at all when the president and his band of ghouls wreak absolute havoc and mayhem on the country for an entire term, and when one quarter of that term has been dominated by a pandemic that the president and aforementioned ghouls failed to handle so miserably it would almost be impressive if it wasn’t depressing as hell and truly nightmarish. ...
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US Formally Withdraws From Paris Climate Agreement

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Intercept: The United States officially withdrew from the Paris Agreement on Wednesday, casting the stakes of the still-undecided presidential election in planetary terms. With the completion of the formal withdrawal process, which Trump began in June 2017, the U.S. became the only country in the world not to participate in the global effort to fight the climate crisis. Trump, who has dismissed climate change as a hoax and rolled back dozens of enviro...
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Election officials debunked the Arizona 'SharpieGate' conspiracy theory that right-wing activists spread online

President Donald Trump holds up a Sharpie in the Oval Office at the White House in 2018. AP Photo/Evan Vucci A conspiracy theory falsely claims that using a "Sharpie" marker to fill out ballots in Arizona caused votes for President Donald Trump to be invalidated. "Sharpies are just fine to use," Megan Gilbertson, communications director for the Maricopa County Elections Department, told Reuters. "They do not impact tabulation, and we encourage them on Election Day because of how fast the i...
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ByteDance to pump $170 million into e-book reader Zhangyue

While short videos are what drive ByteDance’s revenues and give the Chinese startup international recognition, the firm is expanding into numerous new areas like other tech giants to fuel growth. It’s dabbled in enterprise software and online learning, and the news came this week that ByteDance will invest in one of China’s largest e-book readers and publishers, Zhangyue. Zhangyue announced Wednesday evening that a ByteDance wholly-owned subsidiary plan to acquire about 11% of its shares for ...
Tags: Entertainment, China, Tech, Tencent, E-books, Bytedance, Online Literature, Zhangyue, Zhangyue Zhangyue

virtual walking tours of new york city, hosted by ny times architecture critic michael kimmelman

During the pandemic shutdown, there were so many offers of interesting things to do online -- cooking, crafting, indoor exercise, art classes, author readings, and on and on. I didn't do any of it. I began piano lessons with Pianote, read books, took walks, and generally (although somewhat guiltily) enjoyed myself.One online series looked interesting to me, but I kept forgetting to do it. The New York Times posted walking tours of different areas of New York City, hosted by Michael Kimmelman. Ki...
Tags: Travel, Google, Art, New York, New York City, US, Brooklyn, New York Times, Manhattan, Times, Paul Goldberger, Laura K, Kimmelman, COVID-19, Michael Kimmelman Kimmelman, East Village Home of Punks

Apple aims to make 2.5m MacBooks with in-house CPU by February

California tech giant also orders 20m older iPhones to offset 5G handset delays
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DJI’s pint-sized Mavic Mini gets camera and connection upgrades

We dug DJI’s Mavic Mini when the drone arrived last year. As Matt noted in his review, “It packs everything critical to be a quality drone. It has a good camera, good range and a good controller. It holds up well in the wind and is quick enough to be fun.” Today, DJI improves two of those things with the arrival of the Mini 2. The new version, which hits retail today, is more refinement than redefinition. This is one of those cases where that’s perfectly fine, as the first release was a solid...
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If elected, Biden commits to rejoin climate accord U.S. just abandoned

On the same day that the U.S. officially withdrew from the global pact to reduce emissions that cause climate change, presidential contender Joe Biden committed that he would rejoin the Paris Agreement if elected. In a tweet late Wednesday, Biden wrote, “Today, the Trump Administration officially left the Paris Climate Agreement. And in exactly 77 days, a Biden Administration will rejoin it.” Today, the Trump Administration officially left the Paris Climate Agreement. And in exactly 77 ...
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DJI Mini 2 review: Same compact size, more confidence flying

The DJI Mini 2 boasts boasts 4K video capture and upgraded motors while continuing to fly under the FAA radar.
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DJI Mini 2 gets upgraded with 4K video, OcuSync tech, and stronger motors

The DJI Mini 2 has everything people wanted from the original, boasting proper 4K video recording, stronger motors, and more. Oh yeah, it's still 249 grams.
Tags: Photography, News, Trends, Drone, Drones, Dji, DJI Mini 2

Silk Road Bitcoins Worth $1 Billion Change Hands After Seven Years

A billion dollars worth of bitcoins linked to the shuttered darknet market Silk Road has changed hands for the first time in seven years, prompting renewed speculation about the fate of the illicit fortune. The Guardian reports: Almost 70,000 bitcoins stored in the account which, like all bitcoin wallets, is visible to the public, had lain untouched since April 2013. The website was shut down by an FBI raid six months after they were deposited, and they have not moved since. Late on Tuesday nigh...
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Recipe: Lauren Ko’s cranberry curd-filled ‘Happy as a Gram’ pie

Add color and cheer to your pandemic holiday table with pie artist Lauren Ko’s geometrically-designed pies. This one, from Ko’s new cookbook, “Pieometry: Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and the Palate” (William Morrow; $32.50), is inspired by the tangram, a Chinese dissection puzzle made up of geometric shapes arranged in varying combinations to form other shapes. While this particular pie gets its bright pop from tropical fruits reminiscent of summer, its warm, speculoos crust and ta...
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DJI's Mavic Mini 2 Packs 150% Better Range and 4K Video Into the Same Small Body

For people who want to get into drones but don’t want to deal with the hassle of registering their tiny flying cameras, DJI’s Mavic Mini was an almost ideal solution. Today, DJI is announcing its follow-up, the Mavic Mini 2, which boasts support for 4K video and way better range without any increase in size.Read more...
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Dell Adding Hardware Privacy Driver For Linux

According to Phoronix, a Dell privacy driver is is being prepared for the Linux kernel. From the report: Beginning in Dell's 2021 laptop models they are providing hardware-based "privacy buttons" to disable microphone and camera support. These new Dell privacy buttons are basically hardware kill switches for the microphone and web camera video stream. The Dell privacy driver sent out on Tuesday for the Linux kernel is about manipulating the relevant LEDs and tracking the status of the hardware-b...
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Virgin Hyperloop Selects West Virginia To Test Its Futuristic Transport System

Virgin Hyperloop One announced its plan to build a $500 million certification center to advance its vision of the future of high-speed transportation in West Virginia. The state will serve as a locus for testing, developing, and validating the technology that underpins the still-theoretical hyperloop system. The Verge reports: There is no fully functional hyperloop in the world, and it has never been tested with human passengers. But the federal government has recently laid out the framework for...
Tags: India, US, West Virginia, Tech, United States, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Branson, Maharashtra, Hyperloop One, Virgin Hyperloop, Hyperloop Certification Center

Configuration Snafu Exposes Passwords For Two Million Marijuana Growers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: GrowDiaries, an online community where marijuana growers can blog about their plants and interact with other farmers, has suffered a security breach in September this year. The breach occurred after the company left two Kibana apps exposed on the internet without administrative passwords. Kibana apps are normally used by a company's IT and development staff, as the app allows programmers to manage Elasticsearch databases via a simple web-based visu...
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YouTube removes ads from, but won’t pull, ‘Trump Won’ video following backlash

This year’s presidential election has already proven to be a considerable test of the U.S. democratic system. It’s also been doing a fine job testing the systems behind leading social networks four years after a rather disinformation-ridden election. Twitter today has proven to be reasonably swift — if not entirely proactive — in its push to label problematic information. Video, which is largely considered more difficult to police, has been another story on many of these sites. At issue are vide...
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Dear Sophie: How will this election nail-biter affect immigration?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Would a Trump win abolish the H-1B visa lottery? Dear So...
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RIAA Takedowns Backfire as Pirated MP3s Now Surface on GitHub

Two weeks ago the RIAA asked GitHub to remove the open-source stream-ripper software youtube-dl. This request wasn't well-received by developers, many of whom retaliated by posting copies of the code. Yesterday, things went from bad to worse when a user with the name 'FuckTheRIAA' uploaded three MP3s of the songs the RIAA mentioned in its takedown notice. TorrentFreak reports: A few hours ago we spotted a new GitHub user named 'FuckTheRIAA' who uploaded a copy of youtube-dl as well as a 'FuckThe...
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Google admits to censoring the World Socialist Web Site

In an extraordinary public admission, Google CEO Sundar Pichai stated during congressional testimony on October 28 that the online...
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Daily Crunch: Social media confronts election misinformation

You may have heard that the United States had a presidential election yesterday, with plenty of implications for the tech world, particularly with social media as one of the battlegrounds in the fight over the results. Meanwhile, major tech-relevant ballot measures, like California’s Proposition 22, also passed. I’ll do my best to cover it all in your Daily Crunch for November 4, 2020. The big story: Social media confronts election misinformation Here’s the good news: Election Day in the United ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, California, Massachusetts, Tech, Joe Biden, Intel, Policy, United States, Zynga, SEC, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Apple Microsoft, Uber Lyft Instacart

Apple MacBook Air vs. HP Spectre x360 13

Apple overhauled the MacBook Air in 2018, bringing it up to speed with modern laptops. Meanwhile, HP refreshed its Spectre x360 too. Which is the better buy?
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Dow Jones Futures: Election Results Drive Decisive Stock Market Rally; Google, Lead 8 New Breakouts

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OnePlus 8T vs. iPhone 12: Can OnePlus’ latest kill Apple’s flagship?

The OnePlus 8T and iPhone 12 are similarly priced flagships that offer beauty, speed, and great cameras. We find out which one is best in this head-to-head.
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Hands-on with Mophie’s new modular smartphone battery case

There was some confusion when the Juice Pack Connect was announced last week. I admit I was a bit confused, too. It was, no doubt, the proximity to Apple’s iPhone 12 launch that lead many to (understandably) assume that the new take on Mophie’s case is based on the handset’s new MagSafe tech. While it seems likely that some future version of the accessory will sport that functionality, truth is there are two primary technologies at the heart of the newer, more modular battery pack: wireless c...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Gadgets, Hardware, Samsung, Tech, Battery Case, Juice Pack, Mophie, Qi, Brian Heater Installation

Compass offers agents new solution for digital ad campaigns

Compass, the brokerage founded primarily on offering agents new technological advantages, has added digital advertising to its suite of Marketing Center solutions.
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B2B marketplaces will be the next billion-dollar e-commerce startups

Merritt Hummer Contributor Share on Twitter Merritt Hummer is a partner at Bain Capital Ventures, where she invests in the fintech, e-commerce and proptech sectors. Startups involved in B2B e-commerce such as Faire and Mirakl have burst out of the gates in 2020. Almost overnight, these startups transformed into consequential platforms, earning billion-dollar valuations along the way. The B2B e-commerce industry has broad reach...
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Kim Dotcom Can Be Extradited To US But Can Also Appeal

The Supreme Court in New Zealand ruled that file-sharing site mogul Kim Dotcom can be returned to the U.S. to face copyright charges -- but has also overturned another lower court's decision granting him the right to appeal. The BBC reports: The court ruled that Kim Dotcom and his three co-accused were liable for extradition on 12 of the 13 counts the FBI is seeking to charge them with. But it also ruled that the Court of Appeal had erred in dismissing judicial review requests from Mr Dotcom, an...
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Amazon Black Friday deals: What to expect in 2020

Everything you need to know about Amazon Black Friday this year.
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Qualcomm Sees Strong Q4 Earnings Thanks to 5G iPhone 12

Qualcomm earned $8.3 billion in revenue in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the company's earnings report that was shared today. That's up 73 percent from the fourth quarter of 2019, with Qualcomm's strong performance due in part to the 5G chips used in the iPhone 12 and other smartphones on the market. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf said that some of the Q4 earnings report reflected iPhone sales, but earnings will be more substantial in the next...
Tags: Apple, Intel, Huawei, Qualcomm, 5g, Johny Srouji, Steve Mollenkopf, 5g Iphone, Wall Street Journal Qualcomm, Mollenkopf Qualcomm

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