[email protected] Pop Links Beta

THE [email protected] POP LINKS, or Popmas, as they say, is a new game published under the [email protected] brand and it is the first and only game that includes the 5 currently active brands of the …franchise. Or should I say they’re sub-franchises? Anyways, the open beta is going on and it will run for about 4 days, ending after the weekend is over. For more about the nitty and gritty, you can read this blog article and it goes into some details. Just to repeat what it says, the open beta and a few onli...
Tags: Google, Anime, Idolmaster, Modern Visual Culture, Disney Tsum Tsum, Popmas, Kitajima Nao KitaP Kitajii, Vo Da Vi

Old flagship phones worth buying in 2020

We roundup a selection of the best old flagship phones that are still worth buying today. We also discuss the pros and cons versus buying a new budget phone.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Android, Mobile, Trends, Smartphone, Other, Buying Guides, Tier 4

How Bill Gates Would Fight Climate Change

"There's another global disaster we also need to try to prevent," Bill Gates wrote on his blog Thursday: "climate change." As I have tried to make clear on this blog over the past two years, we have only some of the tools we need to eliminate the world's greenhouse gases. We need breakthroughs in the way we generate and store clean electricity, grow food, make things, move around, and heat and cool our buildings, so we can do all these things without adding more greenhouse gases to the atmosph...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Bill Gates, Department Of Energy, Gates, Cnbc, Energy Transportation

'Mysterious Object Hurtling Towards Earth' is a 1966 Booster Rocket

"A Mysterious Object Is Hurtling Towards Earth, and Scientists Don't Know What It Is," read Newsweek's headline on Monday, describing an object projected to pass 31,605 miles from earth. (One astronomer told them that was roughly 13% of the average distance between the earth and the moon). But then a computer model calculated its past trajectories through space, according to the director for NASA's Center for Near Earth Object Studies (CNEOS). "One of the possible paths for 2020 SO brought the...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Earth, University Of Arizona, Centaur, Newsweek, Reddy, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, Vishnu Reddy

Does Digital Advertising Actually Work?

"This week's Freakonomics podcast goes into depth at asking if digital advertising actually works," writes Slashdot reader Thelasko: Economist Steve Tadelis [a professor at U.C. Berkeley's business school] was interested in answering that question while working for eBay. So, when eBay, in planning to renegotiate their deal with Bing, turned off their brand-keyword advertising, it created a natural experiment. TADELIS: "We could measure visits and we could measure purchases and we could see whe...
Tags: Ebay, Tech, Bing, Steve, Slashdot, LaGrange, U C Berkeley, eBay North America, Steve Tadelis

Apple Confirms Serious New Problems For iPhone Users

Apple has warned iPhone owners of a serious new problem and the only fix is to recall the device...
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Human Capital: Google’s labor stumbles

Welcome back to Human Capital, a weekly newsletter that looks at the latest in diversity and inclusion in tech, as well as labor. This week, Google made headlines a couple of times for its workplace issues, while Coinbase found itself back in the news after the New York Times reported on alleged issues of racism and discrimination at the cryptocurrency startup. On the more positive side, however, Nasdaq proposed to the SEC some diversity requirements for public companies.  To get this sent ...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Pinterest, Labor, California, San Francisco, Diversity, New York Times, Nyt, Medicare, SEC, Nasdaq, Instacart, Human Capital, Coinbase

Fantasical is Apple's Mac app of the year, but would you pay $40 for a calendar?

Fantastical offers many features not seen in other calendar programs, like ability to add release dates of TV shows and sports and full moons         [Author: USA TODAY]
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I have two problems with my device likebook muses

Good morning everyone... I have new likebook muses just two weeks ago. The first problem is Google software is not working. And the second, when the device is connected to the net, only shows this problem. Watch the video more clearly. What is the solution to the two problems and the device is updated to the latest version
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WEtv The Best Christmas Ever Sweepstakes

WEtv’s Christmas Carol is here to spread to holiday cheer! Play along on Instagram each week of December for your chance to win fabulous prizes! 🎁 From an Apple watch to a Peloton bike,... Click to read more...
Tags: Apple, Instagram, Frugality, Peloton, Electronics & Technology, Instagram Contests, Quick Ending, Ending in December, One Entry Per Week, Hobbies & Sports, Entertainment & Music

The Geeky Advent Calendar Tradition Continues in 2020

Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: Advent of Code isn't the only geeky tradition that's continuing in 2020. "This is going to be the first full year with Raku being called Raku," notes the site "However, it's going to be the 12th year (after this first article) in a row with a Perl 6 or Raku calendar, previously published in the Perl 6 Advent Calendar blog." The tradition continues, with a new article about the Raku programming language every day until Christmas. A...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Oslo, Slashdot, PERL, Raku, Atlantic Read, Kristofer Giltvedt Selbekk, Bekk Consulting, Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar Every

New Report: Havanna Syndrome Could Be Directed Microwave Energy

NBC News reports: The mysterious neurological symptoms experienced by American diplomats in China and Cuba are consistent with the effects of directed microwave energy, according to a long-awaited report by the National Academies of Sciences that cites medical evidence to support the long-held conviction of American intelligence officials. The report, obtained Friday by NBC News, does not conclude that the directed energy was delivered intentionally, by a weapon, as some U.S. officials have lo...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Nbc, China, Nbc News, Tech, New York Times, Moscow, State Department, Cia, Cuba, Havanna, GQ Magazine, National Academies of Sciences, Marc Polymeropoulos

Apple Launches Repair Program For Unresponding IPhone 11 Displays

9to5Mac reports that Apple announced a repair program for "a small percentage" of iPhone 11s manufactured between November 2019 and May 2020 where the display stops responding to touch: The replacement program is exclusive to the regular iPhone 11 model and does not apply to the iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max. Users can check the Apple Support website to find out if their iPhone 11 is eligible for the replacement program using its serial number... Apple will replace the affected iPhone 11 fo...
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The best Apple iPhone deals for December 2020

Apple devices can get pricey, but don't despair: Here's an up-to-date list of the best iPhone deals available.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Trends, Iphone 6, Iphone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X

Legendary Science Fiction Author Ben Bova Has Passed At the Age of 88

Ben Bova "was the author of more than 120 works of science fact and fiction," according to Wikipedia, and was also a six-time winner of the Hugo Award. "He was also president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America." reports Bova has passed "due to complications from COVID-19 and a stroke..." Born in 1932, Bova brought experience to the science fiction genre that few authors could match: he worked as a technical editor for the U.S.'s Project Vangu...
Tags: Wikipedia, Tech, Analog, Campbell, National Space Society, John W Campbell Jr, Bova, OMNI Magazine, Ben Bova, COVID, Science Fiction Writers of America Tor, U S s Project Vanguard, Avco Everett Research Laboratory, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

It’s holiday season for tech unicorns

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. Did you follow all of the unicorn news from the last couple of weeks? No? Here’s a list of headlines to catch you up, because this holiday season is already featuring mega acquisitions, even more IPO filings, and a steady drumbeat of fundraises. Somehow, after one of the toughest years in recent memory, the tech industry is heading into December with ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, TC, MetroMile, Mexico, Israel, Tech, SEC, Silicon Valley, Airbnb, EC, Ryan Reynolds, Edtech, Cowboy Ventures, Chris

App Store Best of 2020 Winners Begin Receiving Physical Award

Apple this week announced its App Store Best of 2020 winners, recognizing 15 apps released over the course of the year. For the first time, winners are now receiving a physical award, and some developers have begun sharing their respective awards over the past few days. Image via Flexibits Flexibits, maker of Fantastical, Genshin Impact, and have all provided photos of their awards. Constructed from 100 percent recycled aluminum, the square-shaped award features a mirror-like ‌App Store‌ l...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, App Store, Sneaky Sasquatch Apple, Flexibits Flexibits, Fantastical Genshin Impact, App Store Best

Python Beats Java Again in New GitHub Annual Report

This week the Microsoft-owned code repository site GitHub released its annual report with statistics about its community, writes programming columnist Mike Melanson: The report offers a deep dive into three specific areas, with a look at developer productivity in the time of COVID, community and collaboration, and open source security. Highlights include increased productivity with 35% more repositories created in 2020 than 2019, a large open source community with more than 56M developers in 20...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Microsoft, Africa, Tech, South America, North America, Github, Oceania, Mike Melanson

Ex Machina

Robin Wigglesworth highlights the effect of Artificial Intelligence on executive communications in an article in the Weekend FT (subscription required). A new form of “robo-surveillance” by trading algorithms is spurring executives to place a deeper focus on the spoken word. Executives are coached to avoid saying certain phrases, such as “but” which could trigger stock […]
Tags: Technology, Ai, Investor Relations, Natural Language Processing, Speechwriting, Speaking, Business Communication, Annual Reports, Earnings Calls, Robin Wigglesworth, Executive Communications, Speech Coaching

How to check if your iPhone 11 is eligible for Apple’s new display module replacement program

Apple has launched a repair program for iPhone 11 devices affected by touch screen issues. Here's how to check if yours is eligible.
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Original Content podcast: Hulu’s ‘Happiest Season’ casts fresh characters in a familiar story

“Happiest Season,” a new film on Hulu, feels like a traditional, Christmas-themed romantic comedy — with one important exception. The movie stars Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis as Abby and Harper, a lesbian couple who are visiting Harper’s parents for the holidays. As they drive back to Harper’s childhood home, she makes a big confession: Despite what she’s told Abby previous, she never actually came out to her parents, which means Abby has to spend five days simultaneously ingratiating ...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Tech, Warner Bros, Kristen Stewart, Hulu, Harper, Mackenzie Davis, Abby, Original Content Podcast, Happiest Season, HBO Max

Are America's Hospitals Becoming Overwhelmed?

New Mexico's governor announced plans to allow hospitals "to ration care depending on a patient's likelihood of surviving," according to the Washington Post. But in fact, many of America's hospitals are now "overwhelmed," reports CBS News, adding "A record-breaking 227,00 new cases were reported in the U.S. on Friday alone — the first time the daily case count has topped 220,000, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University." Two co-founders of the COVID Tracking Project offer this ass...
Tags: Texas, Washington Post, Cbs News, America, Tech, United States, South Dakota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, San Antonio, Amarillo Texas, Laredo Texas, COVID, Johns Hopkins University Two

Tesla’s racially diverse workforce is led mostly by white men, internal report shows

Tesla’s top leadership positions skew white and male with just 4% of those roles going to Black employees, according to the company’s first released Friday. The report shows that overall the company, which has factories in California, Nevada and New York, has a workforce that includes women as well as Black, Hispanic and Asian employees. Some 60% of its workforce is made up of people who are Black, Hispanic, Asian and Native American and Pacific Islander. However, the vast majority of its work...
Tags: TC, New York, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, United States, Black, California Nevada, Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American Native Hawaiian Alaska Native, Universities HBCUs

More Than 1,500 Google Employees Sign Petition Condemning Firing of Black AI Ethicist Timnit Gebru

More than 1,500 Google employees and some 2,000 academic, industry, and civil society supporters have signed a petition protesting the termination of Timnit Gebru, a Black scientist and artificial intelligence ethicist who claims that she was fired by Google after she raised concerns about the company’s diversity…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Diversity, Employees, Petition, Ai, Timnit Gebru, Staff Research Scientist

The tell-tale signs of a toxic workplace

The tell-tale signs of a toxic workplace Recruiting new members of staff is always a two-way process. You are looking for the right potential employees and assessing their strengths and weaknesses, but they are also evaluating you. The best candidates will have other options available to them, so you need to avoid giving off any […]
Tags: Featured, News, Communication, Company Culture, Tech, Recruiting, HR, Guest Post, Hiring, Branding, Blog Posts, Candidate Experience, Talent Acquisition

TikTok Misses US Deadline For Sale Without Punishment

"After months of wrangling, proposals, court rulings and a few extensions, a deadline set by the Trump Administration's Treasury Department mandated a sale for TikTok by December 4th," remembers Engadget. But that's not what happened. "Instead, Bloomberg and Reuters report, based on anonymous sources, that the Chinese company and the US government will continue negotiations." Bloomberg reports: While the deadline has been extended multiple times, TikTok isn't expected to receive a new one, ...
Tags: US, Tech, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Reuters, Engadget, U S Treasury Department, Tiktok, Instead Bloomberg, Bytedance Ltd, Trump Administration s Treasury Department

Why Sapphire’s Jai Das thinks the Salesforce-Slack deal could succeed

Who says that chats about enterprise software have to be boring? They don’t, we learned during our conversation earlier this week with Sapphire’s Jai Das, a pleasant time that touched on a host of topics including startup sectors, his investing group’s capital base and, of course, the Slack-Salesforce deal. Our conversation took place about an hour before the deal was formally announced, but the tea leaves had been read by the market far in advance, so we were able to chat about it as if it was ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Tech, CIO, Venture Capital, Salesforce, Sap, Slack, Sapphire, Sequoia, Roelof Botha, Byron Deeter, Bessemer, Simon, Greg, Das

This Week in Apps: The year’s best apps, 2020’s biggest downloads, the App Store’s newest hire

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People now spend three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re also a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher than those wit...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, South Korea, Disney, Siri, Tech, Reddit, Nba, App Stores, Vsco, Airbnb, Vpn

All Three Monoliths Gone -- Two Removed By Activist Vandals

A Reddit user found Google Earth photos showing the Utah monolith may have appeared in its canyon up to five years ago, according to The Daily Beast. But it's gone now: Last week, a team of four people removed the Utah obelisk. One of them, a Utah adventure guide, explained their actions in an Instagram post. "We removed the Utah Monolith because there are clear precedents for how we share and standardize the use of our public lands, natural wildlife, native plants, fresh water sources, and hum...
Tags: Google, Utah, Mexico, San Francisco, Tech, Cnn, Reddit, Romania, Christ, Southern California, Central Coast, Christensen, Bay Area News Group, Atascadero, Sylvan Christensen, Bay Area News Group Forbes

Apple CEO Tim Cook added his pronouns to his Twitter bio

Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images Tim Cook and another Apple exec, Greg Joswiak, recently added pronouns to their Twitter bios. GLAAD says adding pronouns to social media profiles is a way to support trans people. Cook is a public supporter of LGBTQ youth. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tim Cook and Greg Joswiak, two Apple executives, both added pronouns to their Twitter bios.Apple CEO Tim Cook looks to have made the change recently. On...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Cook, Lgbt, Trends, Tech, Tim Cook, GLAAD, Greg Joswiak, Tech Insider, Mary Meisenzahl, Canela López, Auburn Duke National Parks Life, Tim Cook Twitter Twitter Apple SVP

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