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Tesla Full Self-Driving System's Beta Developer Settings Leaked

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: It's a long time coming for Tesla's Full Self-Driving feature, and it hasn't been a cheap journey. The price for the self-driving feature has increased multiple times and is currently available for supported Teslas for $10,000.While Tesla's Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta continues to expand to more Tesla owners ahead of a planned end-of-year launch, the actual settings for the system have been uncovered and published on Twitter by a well-known...
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Best Samsung Galaxy S20 FE screen protectors

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE's gorgeous screen demands superior protection. Check out our pick of the best screen protectors available to keep it safe from harm.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Buying Guides, Galaxy S20 FE, Best screen protectors, Galaxy S20 FE screen protectors


Apple and Google have reportedly banned a major data broker from collecting location data from users' phones amid scrutiny over its national security work

Mandel Ngan/Getty Images; Denis Balibouse/Reuters Apple and Google have banned X-Mode, a major data broker, from collecting location from users whose mobile devices run iOS and Android, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The tech giants told developers they must remove X-Mode's tracking software or risk being cut off from their app stores — and therefore the vast majority of mobile devices globally. The move by Apple and Google follows recent reports by The Wall Street Journal an...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Google Play Store, Politics, Privacy, US, Trends, Surveillance, Fbi, National Security, Location Tracking, App Store, Department Of Homeland Security, Wyden


SpaceX's Successful Starship High-Altitude Flight Ends In a Fiery Explosion

Thelasko shares a report from Engadget: After a successful launch, the Starship rose and successfully maneuvered its way to the landing area. However, it appeared that the spacecraft didn't slow down enough for a proper landing, and it exploded in thrilling fashion. On the live feed, SpaceX said the test was successful and noted it would be moving on to testing the SN9 prototype next. Elon Musk tweeted "Successful ascent, switchover to header tanks & precise flap control to landing point!" In a ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Engadget


Google CEO apologizes after AI researcher's dismissal, is sorry it 'seeded doubts'

Google CEO Sunday Pichai sent an email to employees Wednesday apologizing for the way that the company handled the dismissal of AI...
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MDMA-Assisted Couples Therapy Investigated In Landmark Pilot Trial

A new study, published in the European Journal of Psychotraumatology, is the first to explore the effects of MDMA therapy in couples where one member is suffering from PTSD. New Atlas reports: This preliminary study investigated the feasibility of incorporating two MDMA sessions into a previously established PTSD therapeutic regime known as CBCT, or cognitive-behavioral conjoint therapy. As opposed to traditional PTSD therapies focusing on the individual, CBCT is designed to help improve relatio...
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Google to Investigate Shady Ouster of Black AI Ethicist Timnit Gebru

After more than 2,200 employees signed a letter on Monday condemning Google’s reported decision to terminate a Black artificial intelligence ethicist, the company’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, apologized on Wednesday for the way the departure had been handled and said that the incident was being investigated.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Tweets, Ai, Sundar Pichai, Incident, Timnit Gebru


Apple Card Promo Offers $5 Daily Cash Back With $25 Panera Bread Purchase

Since August, Panera Bread has been an Apple Card partner, providing customers with 3 percent Daily Cash when the Apple Card is used with Apple Pay for purchases in the Panera app, on Panera.com, or in Panera restaurants in the United States. For the next two weeks, Panera is providing an additional bonus to ‌Apple Card‌ holders, according to a promotional email that went out this evening. Panera Bread customers can get $5 in Daily Cash back when making a purchase of $25 or more with ‌Apple ...
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5 marketing execs discuss the future of work, how shopping is changing, and why physical stores won't go away

Business Insider Business Insider selected the top people transforming marketing across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific earlier this year. Five of them — Instagram VP of product Vishal Shah; L'Oréal chief digital officer Lubomira Rochet; Eight Inc. founder Tim Kobe; Vuulr CEO Ian McKee; and Alkemy CEO and founder Duccio Vitali — gathered together for a virtual roundtable. The execs discussed trends in remote work, marketing, design, and more. Because of their work, B...
Tags: Apple, Europe, China, Advertising, Marketing, America, Trends, Nike, Netflix, Asia Pacific, Facebook Messenger, Italy, North America, Black Lives Matter, Darwin, Business Insider


Hyundai Motors Reportedly Bought Boston Dynamics For Almost $1 Billion

What to do with Boston Dynamics? That’s seemingly the question a few companies have been unable to answer because for the third time in seven years the robotics research company has a new owner as The Korea Economic Daily is reporting that Hyundai Motors has spent almost $1 billion dollars to buy the R&D company from…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Softbank, Robots, Robotics, Hyundai, Boston Dynamics, Hyundai Motors, The Korea Economic Daily


5 ways to lock a Mac computer to keep your files secure

There are many ways to lock a Mac computer. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider There are many options when it comes to locking a Mac, from simply closing the lid to keyboard shortcuts.  You'll need to set up a password for your Mac before you can properly lock it. Once you have a password, you'll need to set your computer's sleep and wake settings to control how often you need to log into your locked Mac with a password. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference page for more stories. Out of...
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Apple to Ban Apps With X-Mode Tracker That Sells Data to U.S. Defense Contractors

Both Apple and Google this week told developers that they need to remove X-Mode Social tracking software from all of their apps or risk a ban, reports The Wall Street Journal. Apple and Google are aiming to prevent X-Mode Social from collecting location information from smartphones after it became clear that the company has provided data to U.S. defense contractors. Google is giving developers seven days to remove X-Mode, while Apple told developers that they have two weeks to remove X-Mode t...
Tags: Apple, Google, United States, App Store, Wyden, Sdk, Ron Wyden, Wall Street Journal Apple, U S Defense Contractors


Google CEO Pledges To Investigate Exit of Top AI Ethicist

Google CEO Sundar Pichai apologized Wednesday for the company's handling of the departure of AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru and said he would investigate the events and work to restore trust, according to an internal memo sent companywide and obtained by Axios. From the report: Gebru's exit has provoked anger and consternation within Google as well as in academic circles, with thousands of people signing an open letter urging Google to reexamine its practices. In the note, Pichai acknowledged...
Tags: Google, Tech, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Google Pichai, Timnit Gebru, Gebru


Apple to ban X-Mode tracking SDK from the App Store, developers given two weeks to comply

Apple and Google are both cracking down on applications that integrate the X-Mode Social tracking software. As reported by The Wall...
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Adobe Releases the Last Flash Update Ever

Adobe has released the final scheduled update to its Flash Player plugin, weeks before Flash's official retirement. The Verge reports: As noted on Adobe's site, yesterday marked the last update for Flash outside mainland China, which has a separate version of the software. Adobe will stop supporting Flash on December 31st, 2020, and it will block Flash content from running on January 12th, 2021. Adobe offered a brief farewell in its release notes. "We want to take a moment to thank all of our cu...
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Google To Investigate Shady Departure of Black AI Ethicist Timnit Gebru

After more than 2,200 employees signed a letter on Monday condemning Google’s reported decision to terminate a Black artificial intelligence ethicist, the company’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, apologized on Wednesday for the way the departure had been handled and said that the incident was being investigated.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Tweets, Ai, Sundar Pichai, Incident, Timnit Gebru, Google To Investigate Shady Departure of Black


Daily Crunch: FTC and 48 state AGs sue Facebook

Facebook faces big antitrust lawsuits, DoorDash and C3.ai go public and YouTube announces new election misinformation policies. This is your Daily Crunch for December 9, 2020. The big story: FTC and 48 state AGs sue Facebook The Federal Trade Commission filed an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook today, as did 48 attorneys general representing 46 states. They’re separate suits, although the two groups coordinated their investigations. Both suits claim that Facebook has behaved illegally whe...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, US, Tech, Policy, Netflix, Crypto, Cbs, Sundar Pichai, Menlo Ventures, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Cbs All Access


Seoul-based payment tech startup CHAI gets $60 million from Hanhwa, SoftBank Ventures Asia

Demand for contactless payments and e-commerce has grown in South Korea during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is good news for payment service operators, but the market is very fragmented, so adding payment options is a time-consuming process for many merchants. CHAI wants to fix this with an API that enables companies to accept over 20 payment systems. The Seoul-based startup announced today it has raised a $60 million Series B. The round was led by Hanhwa Investment & Securities, with participati...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Asia, South Korea, Tech, Paypal, Korea, Api, Seoul, Fintech, Shin, Chai, Digital Payments, Bank of Korea South Korea


LabCorp COVID-19 test kit has just been approved for sale over-the-counter

LabCorp has now become the first company to receive approval to sell its COVID-19 test kit over-the-counter without a prescription, according to a statement form the company. One of the largest diagnostics testing companies in the U.S., LabCorp could be a significant competitor to companies like EverlyWell, which received approvals for its at-home testing kits in May; MyLab Box, which announced a partnership with Walmart earlier this week to sell COVID-19 test kits with the giant retailer; or...
Tags: TC, Medicine, Articles, Tech, Walmart, United States, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Retailer, Life Sciences, LabCorp, LabCorp Diagnostics, COVID-19, COVID, LabCorp COVID


ThinkComputers Podcast #251

This week on the podcast we talk about our reviews of the Phanteks Evolv Shift 2 Case as well as the Sabrent NVMe M.2 to PCI-Express Adapter Card. Ryan goes into detail on his Alphacool custom watercooling loop build. We also discuss the MSI GPU heist, Apple's 32-core chip, more GPU shortages, and more! The post ThinkComputers Podcast #251 appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Apple, Podcast, Computer Hardware, Tech News, Watercooling, MSI, Gpu, ThinkComputers, ThinkComputers Podcast, Tech Podcast, Ryan, Alphacool, Pc Hardware, Cyberpunk 2077, Sabrent, Pc Hardware Podcast


Airbnb said to price IPO between $67 and $68

is reporting that Airbnb is expected to price its IPO at either $67 or $68 per share. The American hospitality unicorn raised its IPO price target earlier this week, from $44 to $50 to $56 to $60. While we’re still waiting for official pricing, Airbnb is worth $41 billion at its IPO price, using the upper pricing estimate and the company’s share count of 602,448,251 from its most recent S-1/A filing. That figure rises sharply if we included more than 50 million shares that could be added to...
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Google to examine the departure of a leading AI ethics researcher

Google says it will examine the departure of a prominent Black female researcher in the field of ethics in artificial intelligence, whose recent, sudden exit has angered thousands of the company's employees and others in the tech and academic communities.
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Are You Happy, David Lynch?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lMxN4pIQS4 Filmmaker David Lynch answers a basic life question from Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 6 DJ, during a fan Q&A. The accompanying video apparently comes from The Art Life documentary trailer. The source of Lynch’s happiness? Most likely meditation. Find more on that below. Related Content: David Lynch Explains How Meditation Boosts Our Creativity (Plus Free Resources to Help You Start Meditating) David Lynch Visualizes How Transcendental Meditation ...
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After Years of Fighting It, Nest Will Work With Samsung's SmartThings

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica, written by Ron Amadeo: Google and Samsung want to work together on smart home compatibility. The two companies put out dueling press releases today, saying that Google Nest devices would work better with Samsung SmartThings, ending a war between the SmartThings community and Nest/Google/Alphabet that has been going on for years. Samsung says that "Google Nest devices, including thermostats, cameras and doorbells, will be "Works With SmartThi...
Tags: Google, Samsung, Tech, Ars Technica, Ron Amadeo, Google Nest, Nest Google, SmartThings Nest, Yale x Nest Lock


Apple Picks Up 'Extrapolations' Series on Climate Change for Apple TV+

"Extrapolations," an upcoming anthology series about climate change, is coming to Apple TV+, reports Variety. The series was created by Scott Z. Burns, who is writing, directing, and executive producing. The show will tell "intimate, unanticipated stories" about how changes to the planet will affect "love, faith, work, and family on a personal and human scale." The series will feature 10 interconnected episodes."Most of the storytelling around climate change has focused on the science and get...
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Facebook needs to spin off Instagram and WhatsApp, say 2 big new lawsuits

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for December 10. 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]'s news: The FTC calls for Facebook to be broken up, Twitter audits brand-safety tools, and Dentsu staffers worry about job cuts. Nick Wass/Associated Press Facebook hit with 2 massive antitrust lawsuits from the FTC and 46 st...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Media, Instagram, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Merkle, Biden, Influencer Marketing, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Mellody Hobson, Dentsu, Advertising Agencies


Hyundai To Acquire Boston Dynamics For Nearly $1 Billion

According to The Robot Report, citing The Korea Economic Daily, Hyndai will finalize its acquisition of Boston Dynamics on December 10th. A source familiar with the deal said the acquisition is for about $1 billion. From the report: Robotics has become a bigger focus for Hyundai since Chung Euisun was named chairman in October. The company has since said robotics will account for 20% of its future business. Hyundai Robotics was founded in 2017, but it officially launched earlier in 2020. The com...
Tags: Google, Softbank, Tech, Robotics, Hyundai, Boston Dynamics, SoftBank Group, RealTime Robotics, Hyundai To Acquire Boston Dynamics, Korea Economic Daily Hyndai, Chung Euisun, Hyundai Robotics


SpaceX flies its Starship rocket to 40,000 feet, just misses the landing in explosive finale

SpaceX is one step closer to replacing its Falcon line of active duty spacecraft: Its Starship prototype ‘SN8’ achieved a major milestone in the ongoing spacecraft’s development program, flying to a height of around 40,000 feet at SpaceX’s development facility in southern Texas. One of the Starship’s three Raptor engines cut off around 2 minutes into flight, but the prototype rocket continued its ascent. Then at around three minutes, another extinguished, leaving just one lit and firing. T...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Tech, Earth, Rocket, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Falcon, Outer Space, Starship


UK electric vehicle startup Arrival picks Charlotte for its North American headquarters

Arrival, the UK electric vehicle startup that plans to become a publicly traded company through a merger with  special purpose acquisition company CIIG Merger Corp., has picked Charlotte for its North American headquarters. The company said it will add 150 new employees to support the headquarters and invest about $3 million in office space in South End neighborhood of Charlotte. Arrival said it will be hiring for a variety of corporate positions, including human resources, marketing, finance...
Tags: TC, Transportation, UK, Tech, Automotive, Hyundai, Kia, Charlotte, SPAC, South End, Rock Hill South Carolina, Arrival, Mike Ableson, CIIG Merger Corp, Charlotte Arrival


Apple and Google to Stop X-Mode From Collecting Location Data From Users’ Phones

After the data broker came under scrutiny for national-security work, tech giants tell app developers to remove trackers or lose access...
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