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Showing Cold Symptoms, Elon Musk Tests Positive - and Negative - for Covid-19

"Elon Musk predicted in March, at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, that there would be 'probably close to zero new cases' in the United States by the end of April," reports the Washington Post. "Now, the Tesla chief executive is trying to figure out whether he has a virus that has killed at least 242,000 Americans." The billionaire said early Friday that he's experiencing cold-like symptoms, but that four rapid tests have produced two positives and two negatives — an experience that...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, United States, Musk, Washington Post Now the Tesla


Google Is Shuttering the Expeditions App, but Its VR Field Trips Aren't Going Away For Good

Another one of Google’s virtual reality ventures is biting the dust. The company says it’s ending support for its VR educational app, Expeditions, next year, though it’ll fare far better than Google’s shuttered Daydream VR platform. Instead of discontinuing Expeditions completely, Google’s folding many of the app’s…Read more...
Tags: Google, Art, Science, Education, Museums, Vr, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Google Expeditions, VR headsets, Google Arts And Culture


Bonus: An extra week to save on tickets to TC Sessions: Space 2020

When you’re laser-focused on reaching beyond the stars, it’s hard to remember more earthly, mundane tasks. That’s why we’re giving you an extra week to score early-bird savings to TC Sessions: Space 2020 (December 16-17). So, to all you harried, procrastinating visionaries: take a breath, relax a bit and buy your pass before November 20 at 11:59 p.m. (PT). Join the two-day online conference to hear from and connect with the leading forces within the space industry. Learn how to secure grants for...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Space, Events, Tech, Nasa, Air Force, Dave Limp, Amazon SVP, Lueders, Kathryn Lueders, TC Sessions Space 2020, Human Spaceflight Office


Weather causes SpaceX delay of second astronaut launch to Sunday night

SpaceX is delaying its planned second astronaut flight by a day because of high wind and weather conditions that threaten recovery and recycling of the rocket booster. The launch has been pushed to Sunday night. The news of a launch scrub came late Friday after SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted he received mixed test results for COVID-19, and was waiting for more testing to confirm whether he had the disease caused by coronavirus, which he has spent months minimizing and once said woul...
Tags: Video, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Usa, Technology, News


macOS Big Sur is Apple's biggest update for Mac computers: Here's all that's new

We had been using macOS Big Sur (beta version) for a while now and here’s all that’s new with it
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TV Bits: ‘Halo’, ‘Jeopardy!’, ‘Prison Break’, ‘Narcos: Mexico’ Season 3, ‘The Shrink Next Door’, and More

In this edition of TV Bits: Check out a new photo from Showtime’s long-awaited Halo TV series Do you qualify for a free month of Disney+? Find out here One actor will not return for more Prison Break Here’s the immediate plan for upcoming Jeopardy! episodes Narcos: Mexico season 3 character details revealed The great Kathryn Hahn has joined the cast of an upcoming show And more! Let’s start things off with a bit of a bittersweet note. Longtime Jeopardy! host and TV icon Alex Trebek died...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, Instagram, Mexico, Halo, Disney, America, Fox, Showtime, Nba, Bill Murray, Luis Gerardo Mendez, DEA, Bob, Jeopardy


Broadband Power Users Explode, Making Data Caps More Profitable For ISPs

The number of broadband "power users" -- people who use 1TB or more per month -- has doubled over the past year, ensuring that ISPs will be able to make more money from data caps. Ars Technica reports: In Q3 2020, 8.8 percent of broadband subscribers used at least 1TB per month, up from 4.2 percent in Q3 2019, according to a study released yesterday by OpenVault. OpenVault is a vendor that sells a data-usage tracking platform to cable, fiber, and wireless ISPs and has 150 operators as customers ...
Tags: US, Tech, Ars Technica, OpenVault


Election Was Most Secure In American History, US Officials Say

"The Nov. 3rd election was the most secure in American history," state and federal election officials said in a statement Thursday. "There is no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised." Bloomberg reports: The statement acknowledged the "many unfounded claims and opportunities for misinformation about the process of our elections" and urged Americans to turn to election administrators and officials for accurate information. The statemen...
Tags: US, Tech, Bloomberg, Department Of Homeland Security, Cisa, Trump, Ware, Krebs, Christopher Krebs, U S Election Assistance Commission, Bryan Ware, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Benjamin Hovland, Bob Kolasky, Department of Homeland Security Key, Valerie Boyd


Elon Musk Has Conflicting COVID Tests and Starts Twitter Debate

Elon Musk is 49 so his risks are very low with COVID. Elon is a multi-billionaire and will be able to get the best treatments. Elon said he had the symptoms of a typical cold with nothing unusual so... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Medicine, World, Virus, Innovation, Vaccines, Elon, COVID-19, COVID Elon


GM Recalls 51K Chevrolet Bolts Because Battery Packs Could Catch Fire Even When Car Is Off

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Tags: Sacramento, Tech, Recalls, Gm, Autos, Cbs, Chevrolet, Battery, Nhtsa, Chevrolet Bolt, Consumer, LeVar Burton, Sacramento Native, CBS13 Owners of Chevrolet Bolt


Uber is reportedly in talks to sell its self-driving vehicle division to a startup run by former Uber, Tesla, and Google executives and backed by Amazon

Uber Uber is in talks to sell its self-driving vehicle division, ATG, to autonomous vehicle startup Aurora, TechCrunch reported Friday. ATG has been hobbled by a deadly crash, infighting, and unreliable tech — leading investors to lose patience and sparking rumors the company would try to offload the struggling unit. Despite a previous $7.25 billion valuation, ATG was facing an upcoming investment round that would have valued it at less than that, according to TechCrunch, as Uber has doub...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Uber, Softbank, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Bloomberg, Mobility, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Car, Phoenix, Aurora, ATG


Google pulls the plug on Expeditions VR app, migrates tours to Arts & Culture

Google today announced that it is ending support for Expeditions. The VR app will also be pulled from its own Play Store and Apple’s App Store in June of next year. In a blogpost somewhat confusingly titled, “Expanding Google Arts and Culture with Expeditions,” the company notes the 360-degree tours captured for the project will survive — but will be moved to Google Arts & Culture. Director of Program Management, Education, Jennifer Holland, says the decision was made to make the content more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Apps, Tech, Vr, Virtual Reality, Expeditions, Jennifer Holland, Daydream


Ask Slashdot: Did You Upgrade To macOS Big Sur?

Yesterday, Apple released the latest version of macOS: macOS Big Sur (also known as macOS 11.0) and the rollout was anything but smooth. Many users have complained about Apple services such as iMessage, or even Apple Pay, not working for them. Personally, my 5K iMac (2013), which isn't even compatible with Big Sur, ground to a halt yesterday, as I was unable to open up Google Chrome or any of my Adobe Creative Cloud apps. Even navigating my system preferences was painfully slow. According to d...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Slashdot, Jeff Johnson, Apple Insider Slashdot


In Rural 'Dead Zones,' School Comes On a Flash Drive

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Shekinah and Orlandria Lennon were sitting at their kitchen table this fall, taking online classes, when video of their teachers and fellow students suddenly froze on their laptop screens. The wireless antenna on the roof had stopped working, and it could not be fixed. Desperate for a solution, their mother called five broadband companies, trying to get connections for their home in Orrum, N.C., a rural community of fewer than 100 peop...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, Flash Drive, South Carolina, Robeson County, Common Sense Media, Orlandria Lennon, Orrum


Six Reasons Why Google Maps Is the Creepiest App On Your Phone (slashdot)

VICE has highlighted six reasons why Google Maps is the creepiest app on your phone. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from the report: 1. Google Maps Wants Your Search History: Google's "Web & App Activity" settings describe how the company collects data, such as user location, to create a faster and "more personalized" experience. In plain English, this means that every single place you've looked up in the app -- whether it's a strip club, a kebab shop or your moped-riding drug dealer's lo...
Tags: Google, News, Google Maps, BeauHD, Google Maps Timeline, Berlin Burger


New lawsuit: Why do Android phones mysteriously exchange 260MB a month with Google via cellular data when they're not even in use?

Ad giant sued after mobile allowances eaten by hidden transfers Google on Thursday was sued for allegedly stealing Android users' cellular data allowances though unapproved, undisclosed transmissions to the web giant's servers.…
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GM Recalling Nearly 69,000 Bolt EVs For Fire Risks

General Motors said on Friday it was recalling 68,677 electric cars worldwide that pose a fire risk after five reported fires and two minor injuries. Reuters reports: The recall is for 2017-2019 model-year Chevrolet Bolt EVs with high voltage batteries produced at LG Chem's Ochang, Korea facility. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last month opened a preliminary investigation into the Bolt EVs after reports of three Bolts catching fire under the rear seat while parked an...
Tags: Tech, General Motors, Gm, Nhtsa, Reuters, LG Chem, Chevrolet Bolt EVs, Ochang Korea


NextView Ventures closes its fourth fund with $89 million

NextView Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital fund, has raised an $89.6 million fund, according to SEC filings. The firm’s fourth fund, its largest to date, is oversubscribed, with early documents indicating a $70 million goal. The NextView Ventures team did not immediately respond to request for comment. NextView Ventures was launched in 2010 by Rob Go, a former partner at Spark Capital; Dave Beisel, who clocked time at Venrock and Masthead Venture Partners; and Lee Hower, a former inves...
Tags: New York, Boston, Tech, SEC, Rob, New England, Venrock, Spark Capital, Alex Wilhelm, PitchBook, Nextview Ventures, Masthead Venture Partners, Lee Hower, Leah Fessler, Dave Beisel, Point Judith Capital Melody Koh


How to invest in tech stocks, a risky but fast-rising segment of the market

Investors who go for growth find tech stocks an ideal play, even though the sector is volatile. SOPA Images / Contributor/Getty Images Tech stocks are shares in companies in the technology industry — a huge sector that includes telecommunications, IT, electronics, and computer hardware and software. Tech stocks offer some of the best growth potential, but — like most high-reward investments — they come with high risks too. Since many tech stocks are expensive, individual investors can get ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Trends, Tech, Markets, Tesla, It, Deutsche Telekom, Sony, Biden, Hargreaves Lansdown, Lenovo, Gpu


Uber in talks to sell ATG self-driving unit to Aurora

Eighteen months ago, Uber’s self-driving car unit, Uber Advanced Technologies Group, was valued at $7.25 billion following a $1 billion investment from Toyota, DENSO and Softbank’s Vision Fund. Now, it’s up for sale and a competing autonomous vehicle technology startup is in talks with Uber to buy it, according to three sources familiar with the deal. Aurora Innovation, the startup founded by three veterans of the autonomous vehicle industry who led programs at Google, Tesla and Uber, is i...
Tags: Google, TC, Uber, Texas, Montana, Softbank, Tech, General Motors, Automotive, Toyota, Travis Kalanick, Carnegie Mellon, Fiat Chrysler, Aurora, Lewandowski, VW Group


Xbox Series X/S Was the Biggest Xbox Launch Ever

Microsoft has trumpeted the release of Xbox Series X and S as its biggest Xbox launch ever, though not provided any specific sales figures. From a report: Xbox boss Phil Spencer broke the news on Twitter today, noting that "more Xbox consoles had been sold, in more countries, than ever before" and that many more were on the way. Xbox Series X/S are sold out in many places, making this - like many console launches -- simply a matter of how many console boxes Microsoft can inject into retailers to...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Phil Spencer, Daniel Ahmad


How C++ Programming Language Became the Invisible Foundation For Everything, and What's Next

The origins of C++ date back 40 years, yet it remains one of the most widely used programming languages today. TechRepublic spoke to C++ creator, Bjarne Stroustrup, to find out why. An excerpt from the interview: Today, Stroustrup is a Technical Fellow at Morgan Stanley. His work with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for the C++ standard and on the C++ Core Guidelines are considered part of his role with the finance giant, and he remains very much involved in the developm...
Tags: Tech, Morgan Stanley, Unicode, Bjarne Stroustrup, International Organization for Standardization ISO, Stroustrup


Are brain teasers and apps a waste of time?

There is little research to prove that brain games improve general cognition or slow cognitive decline. Rather they simply make you better at playing that specific brain game.Brain teasers are a useless tool during job interviews as they can't predict how an interviewee will perform in real world tasks relevant to the job role. Exercise, nutrition, socialization, and meditation are probably better brain boosters. ​Brain training apps and programs have sky-rocketed into a billion-dollar market ...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Google, Memory, Intelligence, Brain, Puzzles, New York Times, Innovation, Florida State University, Western University, Ontario Canada, FSU, Laszlo Bock, Wally Boot


ATL Special Report Podcast: User Experience On The Lexis+ Platform [Sponsored]

We explore data visualization, user experience, and the importance of good design in this our final ATL Special Report Podcast Series with Lexis+.
Tags: Technology, Law, Legal Research, Legal Technology, Lexis, Sponsored Content, LexisNexis / Lexis-Nexis, LexisNexis Custom


GameStop has already released its Black Friday ad, and early discounts start tomorrow — here are the best deals revealed so far

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider GameStop's early Black Friday event starts on November 14, and the official GameStop Black Friday sale begins online on November 25 at 9 p.m. ET.In addition to all the deals, GameStop stores will sell PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S consoles in limited supply on Black Friday.GameStop stores will open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday for in-store shopping with extended hours,...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Black Friday, Gaming, Xbox One, Trends, Tech, Tech Deals, Nintendo, Ps4, Mario Kart, Persona, Video Game, Gamestop, Tech Insider, Nintendo Switch


Hasan Minhaj Joins Apple’s The Morning Show Season 2

Hasan Minhaj Joins Apple’s The Morning Show Season 2 Apple TV’s upcoming second season of its Emmy-nominated drama The Morning Show is expanding its all-star cast with the addition of Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show alum Hasan Minhaj for a recurring role, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Cherry: Apple Acquires Russo Brothers’ Tom Holland-Led Drama PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh =...
Tags: Apple, TV, Movies, Nbc, Apple TV, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Steve Carell, Emmy, Eric, Carell, Tom Holland, Gugu Mbatha, Aniston, Witherspoon


Rising Levels of Carbon Dioxide Increasing Extreme Weather Events in Australia, Report Finds

Australia's climate has entered a new era of sustained extreme weather events, such as dangerous bushfires and heatwaves, courtesy of rising average temperatures, a new report by the nation's two government climate science agencies has found. From a report: Rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, mostly from fossil fuel burning, has driven more dangerous bushfires, rising sea levels and a rapid rise in the days where temperatures reach extreme levels, the Bureau of Meteorology and the...
Tags: Australia, Tech, CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology, Karl Braganza, Jaci Brown


It Sure Sounds Like Nest Audio Will Double as Home Theater Speakers Soon

If your budget doesn’t allow for dropping hundreds of dollars on a pricey soundbar, smart devices that double as home theater speakers could offer a way to upgrade your setup on the cheap.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Speakers, Home Theater, Nest Audio


Springsteen 'Letter to You' film: Thom Zimny talks Boss magic, mystery text, Cousin Frank

Filmmaker Thom Zimny of Point Pleasant presents Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as you've never seen them before at Apple TV+.          [Author: Asbury Park Press]
Tags: Apple, Bruce Springsteen, Religion, Asbury Park Press, Springsteen, Thom Zimny


Hands-On With the New iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Mini

Happy iPhone launch day part deux! Today is the official release day for the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini, which join the ‌iPhone 12 Pro‌ and ‌iPhone 12‌ that were released last month. We picked up the new ‌iPhone 12‌ mini and Pro Max for an unboxing, hands-on, and quick video comparison. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. At 5.4-inches, the ‌iPhone 12‌ mini is the smallest ‌iPhone‌ that Apple has released since the 2016 iPhone SE, and the 6.7-inch ‌iPhon...
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