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These are the best Google Pixel deals for November 2020

Time for a new Android smartphone? We’ve smoked out all the latest and greatest Google Pixel deals right here.
Tags: Google, Deals, Android, Mobile, Trends, Google Pixel 3, Google Pixel 3a, Google Pixel 4


Apple must face shareholder lawsuit over CEO Cook's China sales comments

Apple Inc has been ordered to face a proposed class-action lawsuit by shareholders who accused Chief Executive Tim Cook of concealing...
Tags: Apple, Cook, China, Tim Cook, Apple Inc


China’s cash-burning video sector: how Kuaishou lost $1B in 6 months

Rumors have been floating for months that ByteDance is going public with TikTok and Douyin separately. Just last night, Bloomberg reported that ByteDance is seeking a pre-IPO round of $2 billion at a staggering valuation of $180 billion. Before any of that materializes, ByteDance Chinese rival Kuaishou has moved ahead to file for an initial public offering in Hong Kong Thursday night, and its prospectus is shedding light on a race where both growth and costs are astronomical. Launched by a fo...
Tags: Google, Asia, Hong Kong, Entertainment, China, Tech, Bloomberg, Tencent, Toutiao, Kuaishou, Bytedance, Short Video, Douyin, Kuaishou Express, ByteDance Kuaishou


Southern Californians face rainy weekend, snow in some spots

Chino tied for 1st place as the hottest spot in the U.S. on Thursday (along with near Ramona, AZ) the National Weather Service said, but the thermostat is about to take a deep dive. A storm is forecast to usher in rain, snow and cold weather to Southern California this weekend. Several fire officials said they don’t think the rain will trigger massive flooding or mudslides in areas hit by recent wildfires. They plan to keep an eye out for any problems, though. And those heading to the mountains ...
Tags: Apple, Weather, National Weather Service, News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Ferguson, CalTrans, CAL FIRE, Kristen Stewart, Local News, Orange County, Nws, Public Safety, Southern California


Steve Bannon's Twitter account suspended

Earlier today, Steve Bannon called for beheading Dr. Fauci and FBI Director Wray, on his podcast. Twitter just suspended the Twitter account for Bannon's podcast. From The Hill: Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon's Twitter account was suspended Thursday after allegedly calling for the nation's leading infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci's head "on pikes" on his podcast. — Read the rest
Tags: Twitter, Post, Politics, Technology, News, White House, Social Media, US news, Fbi, Tech News, Anthony Fauci, Wray, Fauci, Bannon, Stephen Bannon, Steve Bannon


Proctoring Software Company Used DMCA To Take Down a Student's Critical Tweets

A series of tweets by one Miami University student that were critical of a proctoring software company have been hidden by Twitter after the company filed a copyright takedown notice. TechCrunch reports: Erik Johnson, a student who works as a security researcher on the side, posted a lengthy tweet thread in early September about Proctorio, an Arizona-based software company that several U.S. schools -- including his own -- use to monitor students who are taking their exams remotely. But six weeks...
Tags: Twitter, Tech, Arizona, Dmca, Edelman, Johnson, Wayback Machine, Scottsdale Arizona, Miami University, Erik Johnson, Proctorio, Andy Lutzky


Steve Bannon Might Regret Calling for Acting Government Officials to Be Murdered

Washed-up former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon isn’t taking Donald Trump’s increasingly certain ouster from the presidency well. In an episode of his interminable WAR ROOM: Pandemic podcast on Thursday, he called for the nation’s top infectious disease official and the director of the FBI to be murdered…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Science, Youtube, White House, Fbi, Donald Trump, Soundcloud, Steve Bannon, Stitcher, Heads On Pikes


Steve Bannon Might Regret Calling for Acting Government Officials to Be Murdered [Updated]

Washed-up former White House chief strategist and felony fraud defendant Steve Bannon isn’t taking Donald Trump’s increasingly certain ouster from the presidency well. In an episode of his interminable WAR ROOM: Pandemic podcast on Thursday, he called for the nation’s top infectious disease official and the director…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, Science, Youtube, White House, Donald Trump, Soundcloud, Steve Bannon, Stitcher, Heads On Pikes


Facebook deploys 'break glass' measures against election disinformation, as Trump groups call for violence amid wait for results

Facebook says it just implemented various so-called "break glass" measures to tamp down the flood of post-election disinformation, lies, and calls for violence now flooding the platform by pro-Trump groups. Details are limited in early reports, but Facebook says it will algorithmically categorize content that is potentially election-related misinformation, and there are changes to Facebook Live. — Read the rest
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, Technology, News, Social Media, US news, Tech News, Trump, Break Glass


Several US Utilities Back Out of Deal To Build Novel Nuclear Power Plant

Eight of the 36 public utilities that had signed on to help build an innovative new nuclear power plant in the U.S. have backed out of the deal. Science Magazine reports: The withdrawals come just months after the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), which intends to buy the plant containing 12 small modular reactors from NuScale Power, announced that completion of the project would be delayed by 3 years to 2030. It also estimates the cost would climb from $4.2 billion to $6.1 billio...
Tags: US, Tech, Wyoming, DOE, Department Of Energy, Webb, LaVarr Webb, Science magazine, NuScale Power, Ramana, Idaho National Laboratory, University of British Columbia Vancouver, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, Utah California Idaho Nevada New Mexico


Google Stadia now lets you share games with your family group

Stadia, Google’s budding game-streaming service, is announcing a major new feature today: you can now share your games with family. Family members will first need to set up a Google family group and a payment method; these are the same family groups Google already uses for Google Play apps and the like. Once they set up a Stadia account, they’ll be able to play shared games, even if they haven’t claimed the game on their account. You’ll also be able to share games included with a Stadia Pro subs...
Tags: Google, Startups, Insider, Plugged, Google Stadia, Stadia Google


Ahead of iPhone 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max Pre-Orders, Media Sites Share Hands-On Impressions

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max pre-orders are set to go live at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, November 6, and just ahead of that deadline, media sites are sharing their hands-on first impressions of the new devices. Image via The Verge The Verge, Engadget, TechCrunch and CNET have all been able to spend some time with Apple's smallest and largest iPhones ahead of when people can make a purchase. The sites aren't offering up full reviews at this time, but were able to visit an Apple...
Tags: Apple, New York, Featured, Cnet, Max, Engadget, Pacific Time, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, Verge Engadget TechCrunch


Daily Crunch: DOJ files suit to stop Plaid acquisition

The DOJ challenges Visa’s acquisition of a fintech startup, Apple releases the latest version of iOS and goPuff acquires an iconic alcohol retailer. This is your Daily Crunch for November 5, 2020. The big story: DOJ files suit to stop Plaid acquisition The Department of Justice is challenging Visa’s $5.3 billion acquisition of financial services startup Plaid. There were reports last month that the DOJ was investigating the acquisition, but now the department has actually filed suit. “By acqui...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Silk Road, Twitter, Microsoft, Finance, Ipo, Tech, Nasa, Policy, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Artemis, Visa, Miami University


Dozens of New Emoji Roll Out With iOS 14.2 Today

The mustachioed disguise emoji you’ve been yearning for has finally arrived.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Science, Emoji


Brave Hits 20 Million Monthly Users a Year After 1.0 Release (slashdot)

One year after its first 1.0 release, Brave says it has hit the milestone of 20.5 million active monthly users. "At the same time last year, the browser had 8.7 million active monthly users, and of the 20 million monthly users, 7 million are daily users, which represents more than a doubling of last year's 3 million," reports ZDNet. "Brave added that since Apple allowed browsers other than its own to be the default option on iOS, it has seen its iOS user base increase by a third." From the repor...
Tags: Apple, News, BeauHD, ZDNet Brave


Apple emits iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, macOS patches to fix three hijack-my-device flaws exploited in the wild

Trio of bugs reported by Google Project Zero, plenty of other flaws addressed, too Apple on Thursday issued security updates for iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and macOS that address three holes reported by Google's Project Zero among exploitable bugs found by others. Installing the latest software for your iPhone, iPad and so on will address these programming blunders.…
Tags: Apple, Google, Software, Google Project Zero


Zillow CEO predicts how tech trends will impact agents

New tech tools in the real estate industry will forever change consumer expectations, Zillow CEO Barton said on a company earnings call.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Zillow, Barton, Select, Rich Barton, Real Estate Agent, iBuyer, Zillow Offers


After Prop 22’s passage, Uber is taking its lobbying effort global

Fresh off of its success on Election Day, Uber is signaling that it will continue to push laws similar to the Proposition 22 measure approved by California voters that will keep gig workers classified as independent contractors. The ride-hailing company’s ambitions for laws that preserve its business model are global. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said Thursday during an earnings call with analysts that the company will “more loudly advocate for laws like Prop 22.” He later added that it will be...
Tags: TC, Uber, California, Tech, California State Legislature, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi, Postmates Uber


Zillow investor lawsuit over co-marketing program gets class-action status

Hundreds or thousands of investors could be impacted by litigation over Zillow's agent-lender co-marketing program. Zillow continues to say the three-year-old suit is without merit.
Tags: Technology, Regulations, Radio, Lawsuits, Zillow, Class Action, Securities Fraud, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Spencer Rascoff, Select, RESPA, Kathleen Philips, Co-Marketing, Securities Exchange Act, Class Certification


When You Can Pre-Order the iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max and HomePod Mini in Every Time Zone

Pre-orders for the iPhone 12 mini, the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the HomePod mini are set to begin on Friday, November 6 at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time, which is the launch time that Apple has been using since last year. Apple is planning to make the new devices available in multiple countries around the world simultaneously, so we've made a guide to let MacRumors readers know when pre-orders will in their country. Pre-orders are launching in more than 50 countries and regions. Honolulu, Hawaii ...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, UK, Featured, US, Spain, Colombia, Thailand, Malaysia, Max, New York New York, Paris France, Berlin Germany, Istanbul Turkey, Moscow Russia, DUBAI United Arab Emirates


SpaceX successfully launches GPS III space vehicle for the US Space Force

Tesla has launched a GPS III satellite on behalf of customer the U.S. Space Force, the second GPS III generation satellite it has launched for the U.S. military this year. The first took off in June, and was the third overall GPS III put in orbit by SpaceX . This is the fourth, and will provide improved GPS navigation capabilities to the U.S., including improved jamming technology to protect against interference. SpaceX used a brand new Falcon 9 first-stage on this launch, and successfully rec...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Tech, Tesla, Nasa, United States, Falcon 9, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Falcon, Global Positioning System, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean


Volvo Trucks To Launch Full Range of Electric Trucks In Europe In 2021

Volvo Trucks, Sweden's AB Volvo's main truck brand, will sell a complete range of electric, heavy-duty trucks in Europe starting in 2021, the company said in a statement on Thursday. Reuters reports: Volvo said it was currently running tests of the electric heavy-duty Volvo FH, Volvo FM and Volvo FMX trucks, to be used for regional transport and urban construction operations in Europe. The trucks will have a gross combination weight of up to 44 tons, and, depending on the battery configuration, ...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Volvo, Reuters, Volvo FH Volvo, Volvo Trucks Sweden s AB Volvo


Elon Musk’s Tesla tequila will run you $250 a bottle

Teslaquila, the Tesla -branded liquor, that co-starred in CEO Elon Musk’s controversial April Fool’s Day joke about the automaker filing for bankruptcy, has arrived. The automaker now lists Tesla Tequila (a bit different from the original Teslaquila branding) on its website. The tequila — described as a “small-batch premium 100% de agave tequila añejo made from sustainably sourced highland and lowland agaves,” is housed in a handblown glass bottle shaped in the electric charge symbol. Oh, a...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Tech, Diageo, Tesla, Automotive, George Clooney, Musk, U S Patent and Trademark Office, Tesla Model, Teslaquila, Nosotros Tequila, Teslaquila the Tesla, Tesla Tequila


The T-Cell Immune Response To COVID-19 Lasts At Least Six Months

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Economist: Over the past year, many reports have shown rapidly waning levels of covid-specific antibodies after the initial burst caused by an infection. [...] Yet antibodies tell only part of the story. Another important actor is the T-cell. Rather than attacking viruses directly, T-cells attack infected cells, to stop the virus reproducing. The balance of importance of the antibody and T-cell arms of the immune system varies with the illness in ques...
Tags: England, Tech, Public Health England, Economist, Shamez Ladhani, Ladhani


A better look at Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone Mini

The various iterations of the new iPhone were announced 800 million years ago. Actually, wait, I just double checked — it was only about two or so weeks ago, but it turns out that time has no meaning anymore. Another cursory glance at my calendar tells me that, while the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro were released in late-October, not long after being announced, the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone Mini, meanwhile, won’t be available for sale for another week or so. You can check out Matthew’s substan...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Hardware, Tech, 5g, Matthew, Brian Heater, Iphone 12


San Francisco Voters Approve Taxes On Highly Paid CEOs, Big Businesses

San Francisco voters have overwhelmingly approved several tax measures targeting property owners and big businesses with CEOs who are paid far more than their average workers. The Los Angeles Times reports: Under a newly approved law, any company whose top executive earns 100 times more than its average worker will pay an extra 0.1% surcharge on its annual business-tax payment. If a CEO makes 200 times more than the average employee, the surcharge increases to 0.2%, and so on per multiple of 100...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, Los Angeles Times, Haney, Matt Haney


Steve Bannon’s show pulled off Twitter and YouTube over calls for violence

Former Presidential advisor and right-wing pundit Steve Bannon had his show suspended from Twitter and an episode removed by YouTube after calling for violence against FBI director Christopher Wray and the government’s leading pandemic expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci. Bannon, speaking with co-host Jack Maxey, was discussing what Trump should do in a hypothetical second term. He suggested firing Wray and Fauci, but then went further, saying “I’d actually like to go back to the old times of Tudor ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, White House, US, Tech, Fbi, Philadelphia, Trump, Wray, Misinformation, Quaker, Fauci, Christopher Wray, Bannon


Why Florida residents may soon be seeing jet-powered ‘flying taxis’

Florida is renowned for its strange news stories. In recent weeks alone, one resident reported an alligator in her garage that turned out to be a pool floatie; another discovered a python in her washing machine; and a horse needed to be pulled out of a septic tank by firefighters. Still, don’t dismiss Orlando residents who report seeing flying taxis overhead because they may just be coming. Lilium Aviation, a five-year-old, Munich, Germany-based, venture-backed startup that designs and makes ele...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Florida, Germany, Tech, Tesla, Aerospace, Orlando, Niklas Zennstrom, Atomico, Tencent Holdings, Baillie Gifford, Munich Germany, Dusseldorf Airport, Cologne Bonn Airport, Lilium Aviation


Netflix Targets Critical 'Cuties' Tweets With Copyright Takedown Requests

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: Every week, Netflix sends out thousands of takedown requests, most of which target pirated copies of its movies and TV-shows. Yesterday, however, we spotted a series of copyright infringement notices with a different and rather uncomfortable theme. The streaming giant asked Twitter to remove dozens of tweets that included footage from the French coming-of-age film Cuties. This film hasn't been without controversy and the same can be said abo...
Tags: Texas, Tech, Netflix


Android Turns 13 Years Old

Google officially introduced its Android mobile operating system on November 5th, 2007, which just so happens to line up with today, so happy 13th birthday, Android. Ryne Hager from Android Police reports: On November 5th, 2007, the "Open Handset Alliance" was revealed after long speculation that Google would enter the smartphone market, following the purchase of a little startup named "Android." Rumors had swirled surrounding a potential "Gphone," but Google quashed them as it announced that An...
Tags: Google, Tech, Android Police, Ryne Hager, Motorola Qualcomm HTC



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