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NASA's SpaceX Crew-1 mission arrives at the International Space Station

Live from space, watch it now. LIVE from space: Watch the @SpaceX Crew Dragon "Resilience" dock to the @Space_Station, with @Astro_Illini, @AstroVicGlover, Shannon Walker, & @Astro_Soichi aboard: https://t.co/wwTXBf3odp https://t.co/wwTXBf3odp— NASA (@NASA) November 17, 2020
Tags: Post, Space, Spacex, Technology, News, Nasa, International Space Station, Shannon Walker


Apple Silicon M1 MacBook Air SSD Really Is Twice as Fast as Previous Model

As customers are receiving their new Apple Silicon Macs, we're starting to see more benchmarks and testing being posted in our Apple Silicon forum. One forum user (abbotsford1980) for their new M1 MacBook Air with 256GB storage: The benchmarks confirm that the new ‌MacBook Air‌ SSD is approximately twice as fast as the previous model with 2190 MB/s writes and 2675 MB/s reads. Apple did announce this performance boost when launching the new machine, and attributed the improved speed to the M...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Intel, MacBook Air, Apple Silicon, Apple Silicon M1


Trump Administration, In Late Push, Moves To Sell Oil Rights In Arctic Refuge

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: The Trump administration on Monday announced that it would begin the formal process of selling leases to oil companies in a last-minute push to achieve its long-sought goal of allowing oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. That sets up a potential sale of leases just before Jan. 20, Inauguration Day, leaving the new administration of Joseph R. Biden Jr., who has opposed drilling in the refuge, to try to...
Tags: Tech, United States, Alaska, New York Times, Biden, Interior Department, Justice Department, Arctic Ocean, Trump, Bureau of Land Management, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Joseph R Biden Jr, Arctic Refuge, Biden White House


Mac Certificate Check Stokes Fear That Apple Logs Every App You Run

Last week, Apple released macOS Big Sur and the rollout was anything but smooth. The mass upgrade caused the Apple servers responsible for checking if a user opens an app not downloaded from the App Store to slow to a crawl. Apple eventually fixed the problem, "but concerns about paralyzed Macs were soon replaced by an even bigger worry -- the vast amount of personal data Apple, and possibly others, can glean from Macs performing certificate checks each time a user opens an app that didn't come ...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Tech, App Store, Dan Goodin, Ars Technica From, OCSP


Sequoia-backed recycling robot maker AMP Robotics gets its largest purchase order

AMP Robotics, the manufacturer of robotic recycling systems, has received its largest purchase order from the publicly traded North American waste handling company, Waste Connections. The order, for 24 machine learning enabled robotic recycling systems, will be used on container, fiber and residue lines across numerous materials recovery facilities, the company said. The AMP technology can be used to recover plastics, cardboard, paper, cans, cartons and many other containers and packaging types ...
Tags: TC, Asia, Europe, Florida, New York, Texas, Minnesota, Colorado, California, China, Virginia, US, Toronto, Articles, Tech, Spain


Google Ventures Founder Bill Maris Buys $18 Million Del Mar Mansion

Though it has a reputation as a quaint, postcard-perfect beach getaway, the San Diego County town of Del Mar has also long been aggressively expensive, and it’s got mansions every bit as lavish as those in Malibu or Newport Beach. Over the summer, one of the area’s most aesthetically extroverted homes sold for exactly $18 […]
Tags: Tech, San Diego, Google Ventures, San Diego County, Moguls, Malibu, Bill Maris, Newport Beach, Del Mar


WPP's consolidation spree continues

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for November 17. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected]: We are looking for nominations for the hottest adtech companies of the year. Nominations are open until November 27.Today's news: WPP's consolidation spree continues, The Atlantic's CEO search, and Dentsu wants to reach brands emotional...
Tags: Apple, Media, Microsoft, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Nike, Atlantic, Reddit, The Atlantic, Alexis Ohanian, Espn, Carat, WPP, Amazon Fire, Agm


Tesla gets a spot on the S&P 500

Tesla will be added to the S&P 500, a milestone that will expand its investor base and put the electric automaker in the same company as heavyweights like Apple, Berkshire Hathaway and Microsoft. The announcement, made Monday afternoon by the S&P Dow Jones Indices, sent shares 13.7% higher in after-market trading. Tesla will officially join the benchmark index prior to trading December 21, the S&P Dow Jones Indices said in a statement. When Tesla joins the S&P 500, it will be among the most v...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Dow Jones Indices, S P Dow Jones Indices, Apple Berkshire Hathaway


What is Android System WebView? Can I disable it?

Ever been confused by what Android System WebView is and what it's doing on your phone? We explain what this app does and whether you can safely disable it.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Android 7.0 Nougat, Android 7, Android 6, Android 7 Nougat, Android System WebView


How 5-year-old startup Shopee is leading e-commerce growth in Southeast Asia

Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images The value of Southeast Asia's e-commerce sector is estimated at $38 billion and is on track to surpass $150 billion by 2025. Founded in 2015, Singapore-based Shopee is the region's leading e-commerce platform by monthly active users The company has built its business on a mobile-first strategy that reflects high mobile internet usage in the region Shopee is investing in digital inclusion to help n...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, Asia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Trends, Sea, Thailand, Malaysia, Retail, Michael O Neill, Vietnam, Bain, Digital Inclusion, Bain and Company, Shopee


Demand For Employee Surveillance Increased As Workers Transitioned To Home Working

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: A new study shows that the demand for employee surveillance software was up 55% in June 2020 compared to the pre-pandemic average. From webcam access to random screenshot monitoring, these surveillance software products can record almost everything an employee does on their computer. VPN review website Top10VPN used its global monitoring data to analyze over 200 terms related to employee surveillance software. It took into account both generic and ...
Tags: Tech, Vpn, Hubstaff, Time Doctor


Microsoft Is Showing Windows 10 Users Full-Screen Ads For Its Edge Browser

According to Windows Latest, "Microsoft is A/B testing a new feature that is designed to nag users with fullscreen window-less Microsoft Edge recommendations in the OOBE screen." From the report: The nag will appear when users set up their PC, sign in to their system after applying updates, or when they click on a new ad banner within the Settings. [...] Microsoft is trying to convince users of rival browsers who are visiting Windows Settings of the benefits of trying the Chromium Edge. In the S...
Tags: Firefox, Microsoft, Tech, Don


Huawei sells budget phone unit Honor to state-backed firms, distribution partners

After weeks of rumors, Huawei confirmed it is selling Honor to a consortium of companies, including government-backed firms, Honor’s distribution partners and suppliers, in a move to save its budget phone brand from U.S. pressure. The decision was announced in a joint statement released Tuesday morning in a local Shenzhen paper. Once the transaction is complete, Huawei won’t hold any shares in Honor or be involved in the phone brand’s management and decision-making, though Honor’s company direct...
Tags: TC, Tech, Xiaomi, Huawei, Shenzhen, Reuters, Shenzhen Smart City Technology Development Group, China Postal and Telecommunications Appliances, Sundan


Huawei sells budget phone unit Honor to government, distribution partners

After weeks of rumors, Huawei confirmed it is selling its budget phone unit Honor to a consortium of companies, including government-backed firms and Honor’s distribution partners, according to a joint statement released Tuesday morning in a local Shenzhen paper. “This acquisition represents a market-driven investment made to save Honor’s supply chain. It is the best solution to protect the interests of Honor’s consumers, channel sellers, suppliers, partners, and employees,” said the statement s...
Tags: TC, Tech, Huawei, Shenzhen, Reuters


Google tells court: Our rivals gave US govt confidential dirt on us to fuel antitrust case. Now we want to see it

Dept of Justice lawyers: No way Google has insisted it needs to see the confidential information that its competitors provided to the US Department of Justice in support of an antitrust case against the tech giant.…


Apple Addresses Privacy Concerns Surrounding App Authentication in macOS (mac rumors)

Following the release of macOS Big Sur on Thursday, Mac users began to experience issues with opening apps while connected to the internet. Apple's system status page attributed the situation to issues with its Developer ID notary service, with developer Jeff Johnson specifying that there were connection issues with Apple's OCSP server. Shortly after, security researcher Jeffrey Paul shared a blog post titled "Your Computer Isn't Yours," in which he raised privacy and security concerns rela...
Tags: Apple, News, Joe Rossignol, PAUL, Jeff Johnson, Jeffrey Paul, OCSP


Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway bets $8.2b on pharma stocks

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway placed a US$5.7 billion ($8.2b) bet on four US pharmaceutical stocks in the third quarter, while trimming its stake in Apple and several big banks.Berkshire Hathaway added 21.3 million shares... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Business, US, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett


5G Apple iPhone 12 mini has a small screen with a big problem

The Apple iPhone 12 mini is having problems with touch input and Apple believes that it is a problem with the software. Since Apple is...
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Tesla To Be Added To S&P 500 Index

Tesla is officially going to join the S&P500, sending its stock price soaring as much as 12% -- adding over $40 billion in market capitalization to the automaker. Electrek reports: The S&P 500, or simply the S&P, is a stock market index that measures the stock performance of 500 large companies listed on stock exchanges in the United States. It is basically a representation of the US stock market, and it is often updated to add growing companies in order to better represent the market. The indic...
Tags: US, Tech, Tesla, United States, Electrek, Dow Jones Indices


Equity Shot: Airbnb’s IPO is finally here

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Today we have an Equity Shot for you about Airbnb’s S-1 filing, as it looks to go public before the year is out. First we get into Airbnb’s macro performance, which shows a stable-picture historical revenue growth. There are a ton of numbers to get to so get ready for a quick dive into net revenue, gross margins and losses. Then we discuss the dramatic drop in b...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Podcasts, Tech, Airbnb, Exit, Danny Crichton, Moderna, Equity podcast, Equity Shot


Warren Buffett sells 36M Apple shares, picks up major drug stocks

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway sold about 36 million shares of Apple in the third quarter of 2020, trimming its stake in the...
Tags: Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett


Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg will face Congress again, this time about the election

After giving in to the looming threat of subpoenas, two of tech’s most high profile CEOs will again be grilled by Congress. On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will host Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg for what’s likely to be another multi-hour airing of assorted grievances. In this round, Republican lawmakers called the hearing to press the tech titans on “Censorship, Suppression, and the 2020 Election.” The hearing, which was scheduled before the election, was ap...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, New York Post, Congress, Youtube, Government, Senate, Tech, Joe Biden, Susan Wojcicki, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Kamala Harris, Dorsey


Daily Crunch: GitHub reinstates YouTube downloading project

GitHub defies a takedown order, Strava raises a big round and Moderna reports promising COVID-19 vaccine results. This is your Daily Crunch for November 16, 2020. The big story: GitHub reinstates YouTube downloading project Back in October, the Recording Industry Association of America sent a DMCA complaint to GitHub over a project called YouTube-dl, which allows viewers to download YouTube videos for offline viewing. According to the trade group, YouTube-dl both circumvented DRM and, in its ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Spotify, Hbo, Youtube, Tech, Eu, Pfizer, Riaa, Github, Amazon Fire TV, Squarespace, Strava, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Lifesum


Google Will Make It Slightly Easier To Turn Off Smart Features

"[I]n the coming weeks," Google will show a new blanket setting to "turn off smart features" which will disable features like Smart Compose, Smart Reply, in apps like Gmail; the second half of the same prompt will disable whether additional Google products -- like Maps or Assistant, for example -- are allowed to be personalized based on data from Gmail, Meet, and Chat. Gizmodo reports: Google writes in its blog post about the new-ish settings that humans are not looking at your emails to enable ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Eu, Gizmodo, Wall Street Journal, Sundar Pichai


The coolest car gadgets for 2020

From a night vision camera to a Bluetooth-enbled tire gauge, here are some of our favorite car accessories.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Cars, Trends, Automotive, Other, Buying Guides, Escort, Best Of Everything, Tile Mate, Tier 4


The VC and founder winners in Airbnb’s IPO

After a tumultuous year for the travel industry, Airbnb’s long-awaited IPO filing just dropped. One thing is clear: there is still plenty of juice left in the home-sharing platform, and a smattering of VCs and the company’s founders are positioned to receive some serious returns. My colleague Alex Wilhelm has an overview article on Airbnb’s financial picture and overall metrics. It’s a mixed bag, but perhaps stronger than might otherwise be expected, given the global collapse of tourism due t...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, TC, Finance, Tech, Tourism, Sharing Economy, Airbnb, Travel Industry, Alex Wilhelm, Chesky, Joe Gebbia, Brian Chesky Nathan Blecharczyk


Apple's Ad Practices Are The Latest Target For Privacy Activists

After making a name for himself going after Facebook’s and Google’s data practices, Austrian lawyer Max Schrems—and his advocacy group Noyb—is setting his sights on a new tech giant. According to two separate complaints his group filed with regulatory bodies based in Germany and Spain, the advertising tech that comes…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Facebook, Science, Privacy, Germany, Advertising, Spain, Max Schrems, Identifiers


New American Express Users Can Add Card Instantly to Apple Pay After Being Approved

American Express today launched a new Instant Card Number Apple Pay feature that's designed to allow new Amex users to add their cards to ‌Apple Pay‌ immediately after approval, without the need to wait for the physical card. This will allow customers who have been approved for a card to begin using it on compatible devices right away while the physical card is shipped from American Express. The card can be added right to Apple Wallet on iPhone and Apple Watch and can be used in apps, on the...
Tags: Apple, American Express, Apple Pay, New American Express Users Can Add Card Instantly, U S Consumer Card American Express


Rocket CEO: Agent response to new tech platform is ‘overwhelming’

Jay Farner predicted Rocket Pro Insight would have a real estate agent client base of more than 15,000 by the end of the year.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Mortgage, Agents, Quicken Loans, Quicken, Select, Realtor.com, Rocket Mortgage, Jay Farner, Rocket Companies, Rocket Pro Insight


Baidu to acquire Joyy’s Chinese live streaming service YY for $3.6B

Baidu said on Monday it is acquiring Joyy’s live streaming service YY Live in China for $3.6 billion in an all-cash deal as the Chinese internet giant makes further push to diversify beyond its core search business. The announcement, which Baidu shared on the sidelines of its quarterly earnings, is the Chinese firm’s biggest foray into the growing market of video streaming. It comes at a time when the company has been struggling to fight new comers such as ByteDance. YY has amassed over 4 mil...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Apps, Asia, Entertainment, China, Singapore, Tech, Baidu, Robin Li, Bigo, Joyy



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