Electric-Car Companies Now Comprise Half the Worth of the World's 10 Most Valuable Automakers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Electric-car companies are suddenly worth half of the total market capitalization of the world's 10 most valuable automakers. That's because money managers sized up the convergence of government policies and people's preferences combating climate change and made alternative energy their biggest bet. Much was achieved by Tesla Inc., the Palo Alto maker of the S, X, Y and 3 model vehicles, giving it a market capitalization of $539 billion, or mor...
Tags: Japan, China, Germany, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Palo Alto, Shanghai, Toyota, Detroit, Guangzhou, Exxon Mobil Corp, General Motors Co, Volkswagen AG, Toyota Motor Corp, Bloomberg Tesla

SpaceX's next Starship rocket may soar 15 kilometers high on Tuesday, but Elon Musk says there's a 2-in-3 chance the flight could fail

SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, is building and launching Starship prototypes in Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX; Mark Brake/Getty Images; Business Insider SpaceX is planning to fly a Starship rocket prototype to its highest altitude yet this week, according to government notices. The spacecraft should fly 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) into the air as soon as Tuesday. Previous prototypes have only made short hops of about 150 meters (492 feet). SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk said there's lot that co...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Prototypes, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk

Last minute rumor says Apple might launch rumored AirPods Studio this week

We’re all curious about a potential new hardware that Apple is expected to announce this week. While the reliable leaker @L0vetodream...
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Second federal judge rules against Trump administration’s TikTok ban

Another federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction against U.S. government restrictions that would have effectively banned TikTok from operating in the United States. The ruling (embedded below) was made by U.S. District Court Judge Carl Nichols in a lawsuit filed by TikTok and ByteDance against President Donald Trump, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and the Commerce Department. Judge Nichols wrote the government “likely exceeded IEEPA’s [the International Emergency Economic Power...
Tags: TC, Apps, Tech, Policy, United States, Commerce, Donald Trump, Oracle, Ross, U.s. Government, Trump, Nichols, U S District Court, Commerce Department, U S Commerce Department, Wilbur Ross

Tools to help the travel industry's recovery

Down the road from our Asia Pacific headquarters, one of the world’s most connected travel hubs—Singapore Changi Airport—is unusually quiet. It’s been this way for months, with global air passenger numbers falling by almost 90 per cent in 2020. This has been a devastating year for the tourism industry and the $9 trillion global travel economy—but there are signs of promise, with domestic flights increasing in some countries in Asia Pacific, encouraging news on vaccines, and governments exploring...
Tags: Travel, Google, Indonesia, Singapore, Asia Pacific, UNWTO, Desmond Lee, Singapore Changi Airport, Google in Asia, Google Digital, COVID-19, Hermione Joye, Travel Analytics CenterThe Travel Analytics Center, Wishnutama Kusubandio

A second US judge just ruled to block the Trump administration's attempt to ban TikTok

Reuters A second US judge issued an injunction blocking the US Commerce Department from banning the mobile video app TikTok.  US District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington issued the injunction more than a month after a Pennsylvania judge delivered a similar ruling.  In September, Nichols also separately blocked the Commerce Department from banning Apple's and Google's app stores from offering TikTok for downloads by new users.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. WASHINGTO...
Tags: Apple, Google, Politics, Law, Washington, China, US, Trends, Pennsylvania, United States, Commerce, Ban, Donald Trump, Apple Inc, Trump, Reuters

With a Potential Hardware Announcement Coming Tomorrow, Speculation Focuses on AirPods Studio

Last week, MacRumors shared details on an Apple internal memo informing Apple Authorized Service Providers about potential AppleCare-related changes planned for Tuesday, December 8, which hints at a new product release on that day. A mockup of what the AirPods Studio headphones might look like Since then, there's been speculation about what product Apple could be announcing, and today, there are hints that Apple could perhaps be planning to unveil the long-awaited over-ear high-end "‌AirPods...
Tags: Apple, Bloomberg, Mark Gurman, L0vetodream, AirPods Studio

T-Dub'ing around the BLM areas north of Truth or Consequences

 Properly layered this time, I set about exploring the BLM areas to the North and Northwest of my campsite, trying to find campsites for future trips in case the preferred sites are occupied.Didn't have much luck finding anything but just one night spots that the URRV could access easily.  I returned to the campsite for lunch and then rode south to explore the BLM areas closer to the Elephant Butte State Park. I'm thinking the rightmost formation is Elephant Butte but not sure Can you se...
Tags: Google, Motorcycles, New Mexico, BLM, Sunset, Northwest, NW, Cibola National Forest, RV Trips, Yagi Rides

Australian politics live: Josh Frydenberg unveils laws requiring Google and Facebook to pay for news

International arrivals to resume at Adelaide and ramp up in Melbourne. All the latest updatesFollow our global coronavirus live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.29am GMT Josh Frydenberg said the code will be introduced to parliament tomorrow. But it won’t be rushed through the parliament. 2.28am GMT Paul Fletcher and Josh Frydenberg are up. As expected, the public broadcasters ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Adelaide, Labor party, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Josh Frydenberg, Paul Fletcher, Greens and Labor

Google Stadia will let all users livestream games directly to YouTube tomorrow

This could be the most significant thing Stadia has done
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Australian politics live: Jacqui Lambie tells government to back off on plan to strip special forces soldiers of citation

Government to release draft laws forcing global digital giants Google and Facebook to pay for journalism, and international arrivals will resume at Adelaide and ramp up in Melbourne. All the latest updatesFollow our global coronavirus live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 1.24am GMT And the Greens’ suspension effort in the Senate has failed.Now we’re on to consequential amendments rel...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Labor, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Adelaide, Labor party, Melbourne, Jacqui Lambie, Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese

Uber Kicks Its Self-Driving Car Unit Out the Side Door

Uber is bailing on its self-driving car unit, the Uber Advanced Technologies Group, and will sell it off to driverless trucking-focused startup Aurora in a deal that could create a combined firm valued at $10 billion, the companies announced on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Apps, Science, Technology, Automotive, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, Automobiles, Self Driving Cars, Aurora, Uber Advanced Technologies Group

This tiny drone uses an actual moth antenna to sniff out target chemicals

Sometimes it’s just not worth it to try to top Mother Nature. Such seems to have been the judgment by engineers at the University of Washington, who, deploring the absence of chemical sensors as fine as a moth’s antennas, opted to repurpose moth biology rather than invent new human technology. Behold the “Smellicopter.” Mounted on a tiny drone platform with collision avoidance and other logic built in, the device is a prototype of what could be a very promising fusion of artificial and natura...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Tech, Drones, Robotics, Aerospace, University of Washington, Biomimetic, Melanie Anderson, Biomimesis

Bristol entrepreneur who exited for $800M doubles-down on the city with deep-tech incubator and VC fund

Harry Destecroix co-founded Ziylo while studying for his PhD at the University of Bristol. Ziylo, a university spin-out company, developed a synthetic molecule allowing glucose to bind with the bloodstream more effectively. Four years later, and by then a Phd, Destecroix sold the company to Danish firm Novo Nordisk, one of the biggest manufacturers of diabetes medicines, which had realized it could use Ziylo’s molecule to develop a new type of insulin to help diabetics. He walked away with an es...
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‘Why do queer people want to ruin video games?’ and other stupid questions answered

Every queer person on the planet could sense it, like a disturbance in The Force, when the review embargo lifted for CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077. I’m picturing meerkats popping up in unison as I write this. But the truth is that a lot of queer gamers were waiting with bated breath to see how things were going to play out. We knew that it would take about five minutes for the “Mix It Up” controversy to stir. And that means it was only going to take about five minutes for the transphobes and a...
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Daily Crunch: Google smart speakers add Apple Music support

You can listen to Apple Music on your Google Nest device, Apple is working to top Intel with its next set of chips and Cisco acquires Slido. This is your Daily Crunch for December 7, 2020. The big story: Google smart speakers add Apple Music support Google announced this morning that devices including the Nest Audio, Nest Hub Max and Nest Mini will now be able to play Apple Music via voice commands. Google’s speaker ecosystem already supports a range of streaming audio services, including S...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Spacex, Hardware, Fcc, California, Tech, Cisco, Bloomberg, Intel, Pandora, Airbnb, Hulu, Apple Music

Pornhub Might Lose Visa and Mastercard After NYT Exposé

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Last week, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof detailed the easily-searchable horrors uploaded in plain view onto Pornhub, arguing that the site goes unpunished for profiting from child sex abuse material (CSAM), sexual assault, and nonconsensual pornography (sometimes called "revenge porn.") Now, Visa and Mastercard claim that they're reassessing their relationship with the site's parent company, Canadian porn megacorp MindGeek. In email...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, Pornhub, Gizmodo, Mastercard, CSAM, Nicholas Kristof, MindGeek, Gizmodo Visa, National and International Center for Missing

Creating a marketing strategy

Hello, everyone. Today. We are going to talk about marketing strategy and execution for startups. All right. Okay. So when you talk about marketing strategy and execution, there’s a lot that goes into it and I’m going to break it down as far as I can. I always say “sometimes you need a juggernaut and sometimes you just need a Koka”. Sometimes you need the entire machine to get built. It’s going to be self-perpetuating with a flywheel and sometimes you just need somebody to come in...
Tags: Google, Entrepreneur, Seo, Content Marketing

California Partners With Apple and Google For COVID-19 Contact Tracing On Phones

California is partnering with Apple and Google on an app to let people use their phones to track potential exposure to COVID-19. CNET reports: The digital system uses Bluetooth signals from people's phones to alert them if they've been in contact with someone who's tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The project takes advantage of two of the world's most popular operating systems -- Apple's iOS and Google's Android -- to potentially reach billions of people. To use the features, people ca...
Tags: Apple, Google, California, Tech, Cnet, COVID, California Partners With Apple

California Set to Launch Apple and Google-Powered Contact Tracing App

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced on Monday that the Golden State would become the 18th to launch an official Covid-19 contact tracing app powered by technology pioneered by Apple and Google. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, California, App, Gavin Newsom, Golden State, Contact Tracing App

‘The Croods 2’ Tops U.S. Box Office Again in a Tepid Post-Thanksgiving Weekend

The weekend after Thanksgiving typically sees some of the biggest drops of the year — which would mean something if we weren’t in a pandemic. On the plus side, this year’s post-Thanksgiving weekend drop was only about 40%, compared to the average 50% drop. Which doesn’t mean much when the few films that are showing in U.S. theaters at this time made less than $9 million all together this past weekend. The Croods: A New Age took a club to the competition at the post-Thanksgiving weekend box o...
Tags: Box Office, Universal, Half Brothers, The Croods

Hacker Opens 2,732 PickPoint Package Lockers Across Moscow

A mysterious hacker sed a cyber-attack to force-open the doors of 2,732 package delivery lockers across Moscow. ZDNet reports: The attack, which took place on Friday afternoon, December 4, targeted the network of PickPoint, a local delivery service that maintains a network of more than 8,000 package lockers across Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Russians can order products online and choose to have any of their orders delivered to a PickPoint locker instead of their home address. Once the package a...
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Images of Prototype Apple Macintosh With Clear Casing Shared Online (mac rumors)

Twitter user @DongleBookPro has shared images of a prototype Macintosh Classic with a translucent casing. The final retail Macintosh Classic used an iconic beige plastic, so it is rare to see one with a clear casing. This allows it to show off many of the Macintosh's internal parts, such as its nine-inch CRT monitor. It also highlights just how much empty space there was within the Mac. DongleBookPro did not share any further information about the machine, but Apple has been kn...
Tags: Apple, News, CRT, Hartley Charlton, Mac DongleBookPro

Carol Burnett Biopic Lands Tara Miele as Writer-Director, Eyes Move From Focus to Apple

A film about the life and mother-daughter bond of comedy icon Carol Burnett has found its writer-director, Variety has learned. The adaptation of Burnett’s bestselling memoir “Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story” will be helmed by Tara Miele, whose feature “Wander Darkly” opens this Friday. Miele will also adapt the screenplay. The film was […]
Tags: Apple, News, Carol Burnett, Tina Fey, Miele, BURNETT, Carrie, Tara Miele, Focus Feature, Apple TV Plus

Fitness startup Aarmy reinvents itself for a remote fitness world

Like a lot of startups, Aarmy faced some big challenges when the pandemic forced widespread shutdowns in March. Up until then, Aarmy was offering in-person fitness classes from its locations in New York and Los Angeles. Trey Laird, who founded the startup with trainers Akin Akman (chief fitness officer) and Angela Manuel-Davis (chief motivation officer), told me that within 48 hours, the strategy shifted online, starting with fitness classes via Instagram Live — something it continues to offer, ...
Tags: Apple, Health, Startups, New York, Los Angeles, Tech, Davis, Karlie Kloss, Laird, Akin Akman, Akman, Aarmy, Trey Laird, Angela Manuel Davis, Jay Z Chris Paul, Mousse Partners Valia Ventures Pendulum

Ad Tech and Privacy Lingo for Navigating a Post-Cookie World

As 2020 draws to a close, even the most casual observer will know the industry's common currency for targeted advertising--third-party cookies--is on the way out. The next 12 months will see the industry prepare for Google Chrome withdrawing its support of third-party cookies, bringing it in line with the industry's other leading web browsers. Marketers...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Magazine, Ad Tech & Mar Tech, Post Cookie World

Australian politics live: digital platform laws to be unveiled; international arrivals to land in Melbourne and Adelaide

Government to release draft laws forcing global digital giants Google and Facebook to pay for journalism, and international arrivals will resume at Adelaide and ramp up in Melbourne. All the latest updates Follow our global coronavirus live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 10.29pm GMT Liberal Bass MP Bridget Archer could have brought about an end to the cashless welfare card legislati...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Labor, Australia news, House Of Representatives, Coalition, Australian politics, Adelaide, Archer, Labor party, Melbourne, Scott Morrison, Kevin Rudd, Morrison, Pat Conroy, Bridget

SpaceX Gets $886 Million From FCC To Subsidize Starlink In 35 States

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: SpaceX has been awarded $885.51 million by the Federal Communications Commission to provide Starlink broadband to 642,925 rural homes and businesses in 35 states. The satellite provider was one of the biggest winners in the FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction, the results of which were released today. Funding is distributed over 10 years, so SpaceX's haul will amount to a little over $88.5 million per year. Charter Communicat...
Tags: Spacex, Fcc, US, America, Tech, Comcast, Wyoming, Federal Communications Commission, Charter Communications, StarLink, Starlink SpaceX, Rural Digital

24 of the best gifts for teen girls - for every interest and budget

Buying gifts for teen girls doesn't have to be difficult, and it doesn't even have to send you searching across multiple sites.Using my own teenage sisters as inspiration, I've picked 24 gifts from Amazon that cover a range of interests and budgets.Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all Insider Reviews gift guides here.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great dealsSee also: 44 cool and unique gifts teens actually want to receive--->Buying gifts for teen...
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