Chinese autonomous driving startup WeRide bags $200M in funding

WeRide, one of China’s most-funded startups developing autonomous driving capabilities, said on Wednesday that it has raised a $200 million strategic round from Chinese bus maker Yutong. Mega investments aren’t uncommon at companies like WeRide developing the next-generation level 4 driving standard, which denotes that the car can handle the majority of driving situations independently without human intervention. WeRide did not disclose its valuation for this round, which is the first tranche of...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, China, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, United States, Alibaba, Shenzhen, Autonomous Driving, Guangzhou, Pony, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi, Suzhou Baidu, Yutong Mega, Yutong

Elon Musk says Apple's boss snubbed takeover deal

Tesla's founder claims Apple CEO Tim Cook refused talks during the car company's "darkest days".
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, News, Tesla, Tim Cook

TaskRabbit is resetting customer passwords after finding ‘suspicious activity’ on its network

TaskRabbit has reset an unknown number of customer passwords after confirming it detected “suspicious activity” on its network. The IKEA -owned online marketplace for on-demand labor said it reset user passwords out of an abundance of caution and that it “took steps to prevent access to any user accounts,” a TaskRabbit spokesperson told TechCrunch. The company later confirmed it was a credential stuffing attack, where existing sets of exposed or breached usernames and passwords are matched ...
Tags: Security, Ecommerce, Tech, Data Breach, Ikea, Airbnb, Online Marketplace, Retailers, Data Security, Taskrabbit, Sarah Perez, Stacy Brown Philpot, Brown Philpot, Ania Smith

Apple ‘refused’ to discuss buying Tesla, says Elon Musk

After a Reuters report that Apple had revived Project Titan — AKA the ‘Apple Car‘ — Tesla CEO Elon Musk decided to share an interesting bit of insider information to share. Apparently, “during the darkest days” of developing the Model 3, Musk reached out to Tim Cook to discuss Apple buying Tesla. Cook reportedly refused. During the darkest days of the Model 3 program, I reached out to Tim Cook to discuss the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla (for 1/10 of our current value). He refused to take...
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DHS Is Looking Into Backdoors In Smart TVs By China's TCL

chicksdaddy shares a report from The Security Ledger: The acting head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said the agency was assessing the cyber risk of smart TVs sold by the Chinese electronics giant TCL, following reports last month in The Security Ledger and elsewhere that the devices may give the company "back door" access to deployed sets, The Security Ledger reports. Speaking at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf said that DHS is "re...
Tags: Usa, China, Tech, Dhs, Canada, Apk, North America, Tcl, Wolf, Ccp, CVE, U S Department of Homeland Security, John Jackson, PRC, Heritage Foundation, People s Republic of China

Apple begins shipping ‘rooted’ iPhones to members of the Security Research Device Program

Earlier this year Apple launched a new program called Apple Security Research Device Program to help researchers find vulnerabilities in...
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Elon Musk: I tried to sell Tesla to Apple

Musk says Tim Cook ‘refused to take the meeting’ when a struggling Tesla could have been bought for a songElon Musk has said he contacted Apple Inc’s Tim Cook “during the darkest days of the Model 3 program” to discuss the possibility of Apple buying the Tesla electric car company for “1/10th of our current value … He [Cook] refused to take the meeting”.Musk’s comment followed reports that Apple is working on producing an electric car with advanced battery technology. In Twitter threads, Musk an...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Technology, Cook, Tesla, Tim Cook, Apple Inc, Musk

How to split and move the keyboard on an iPad

The virtual keyboard on the iPad isn't as limited as you think. We show you how to split and move the keyboard around for a better typing experience.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mobile, Trends, How-to, iPad Keyboard

5 Tips To Develop An Effective Fundraising Strategy

Whether you’re managing a small or a multi-million-dollar non-profit organization, the key to ensuring a successful fundraising effort is to develop an effective strategy. Typically, a fundraising strategy refers to a strategy that’s designed to organize all your activities within a certain period of time. Thus, if you don’t want to set yourself up for failure, below are the five tips for developing an effective fundraising strategy: 1. Outline Your Goals. If you want to organize a succe...
Tags: Google, Startups, Paypal, Fundraising, Non-profit, Others, Raising Funds

Apple Sending Special iPhones to First Participants in Security Research Device Program

Apple in July announced the launch of a new Apple Security Research Device Program, which is designed to provide researchers with specially-configured iPhones that are equipped with unique code execution and containment policies to support security research. Apple is notifying the first researchers who will be receiving these special iPhones as of today, and the Cupertino company says that the devices will be sent out right away. Under the terms of the program, participating security research...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, Cupertino, Security Research Device Program, Apple Security Research Device Program

AI Solves Schrodinger's Equation

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Phys.Org: A team of scientists at Freie Universitat Berlin has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) method for calculating the ground state of the Schrodinger equation in quantum chemistry. The goal of quantum chemistry is to predict chemical and physical properties of molecules based solely on the arrangement of their atoms in space, avoiding the need for resource-intensive and time-consuming laboratory experiments. In principle, this can be achieve...
Tags: Berlin, Tech, Schrodinger, Pauli, Freie Universitat, Frank Noé, Jan Hermann of Freie Universitat Berlin

How to clear Google Play cache on any Android device to help troubleshoot problems

You can your Google Play cache in a few simple steps. Shutterstock If Google Play Store is having trouble loading, opening, or downloading apps, clearing the app's cache and data may fix your problem.  Clearing the cache will remove temporary files associated with Google Play on your device, while clearing the data will remove any personal settings. When troubleshooting a problem, you can clear both. Clearing your Google Play cache and data will not delete any apps or other programs you ha...
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Elon Musk says he unsuccessfully tried to sell Tesla to Apple’s Tim Cook

The Tesla CEO said he reached out to Cook during the “darkest days” of Model 3 production.
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Elon Musk claims Apple’s Tim Cook refused meeting about Tesla acquisition

Elon Musk says he once tried to contact Apple CEO Tim Cook about the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla, but claims Cook "refused to take the meeting."
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Cook, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Tim Cook, Breaking Twitter

Daily Crunch: Stimulus bill increases penalties for illegal streaming services

The stimulus bill includes significant changes to copyright law and enforcement, the Biden administration may have to build a presidential Twitter following from scratch and we round up the startups that shut down this year. This is your Daily Crunch for December 22, 2020. The big story: Stimulus bill increases penalties for illegal streaming services While we wrote several stories yesterday about the tech implications of the new stimulus bill (and highlighted it in yesterday’s Daily Crunch), mo...
Tags: Microsoft, White House, Tech, Nasa, Policy, Nvidia, Biden, Vmware, Kennedy Space Center, ARR, Thom Tillis, Google Cisco, NSO Group, Horizon Robotics, Daily Crunch, ReturnSafe

The 10 best science and technology books of 2020

The best science books push us to think, feel, and behave differently. This list includes new releases by authors Merlin Sheldrake, Isabel Wilkerson, James Nestor, David Attenborough, and others. Besides making us more knowledgeable, these books inspire curiosity, passion, and empathy for the universe in and around us. The best science books have the power to shift perspectives, pushing us to think differently and even behave differently. The following titles push boundaries by making novel con...
Tags: Books, Science, Technology, Germany, India, America, Reading, Artificial Intelligence, Nature, United States, New Jersey, Innovation, Nazi, Ai, David Attenborough, Oprah

Media faces upheaval - and deal opportunity

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where I break down the big media and advertising stories.It's also our last newsletter until Dec. 30. But you can always sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox daily.This week: Media deals heat up, tensions at Roku, and big tech privacy battles. Ben Lerer Steve Rogers Photography/Getty Images for SXSW What's next for media M&A  The pandemic and rise of streaming video have wreaked havoc on the media and ad industrie...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Hbo, New York, Media, Privacy, Buzzfeed, Washington Post, Advertising, Trends, Fox, Comcast, AT&T, Roku

MIT Electrical Engineer Selected For US Senate

oort99 writes: MIT Electrical Engineering graduate and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has been selected by California governor Gavin Newsom to replace Kamala Harris. He will join Steve Daines and Martin Heinrich as one of three U.S. Senators with engineering credentials currently serving in the Senate. "Padilla, 47, the son of Mexican immigrants, will be the first Latino from the state to hold the position," notes NPR. "Padilla has been California's secretary of state since 2015. Pre...
Tags: California, Los Angeles, Tech, US Senate, Kamala Harris, Gavin Newsom, State, HARRIS, Steve Daines, Padilla, Alex Padilla, Martin Heinrich, MIT Electrical Engineering, Senate Padilla, NPR Padilla

Elon Musk says Tim Cook refused meeting about buying Tesla

Elon Musk says he once tried to contact Apple CEO Tim Cook about the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla, but claims Cook "refused to take the meeting."
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Cook, News, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Tim Cook, Breaking Twitter

50 fun stocking stuffers you can still order on Amazon in time for the holidays - all under $20

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon You don't have to spend a ton of money to give unique or useful gifts.Amazon has plenty of great last-minute stocking stuffers for less than $20 that friends or family will love to receive, and most of them also come with convenient two-day shipping.Below, find 50 options under $20 that we've handpicked for you from the labyrinth that is Amazon.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Gift Guide, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Features, Gifts, Kickstarter, Cvs, Gift Ideas, Loch Ness, Stocking Stuffers, BPA, Ina Garten

Apple would have 5 key advantages in building a car, according to Wall Street analysts. The real question is who will actually build it.

Apple's nearly $200 billion in cash on hand could be a massive help in getting its EV project off the ground, Wall Street analysts said. Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images Apple plans to build an electric, self-driving vehicle for consumers by 2024, Reuters reported Monday. Wall Street analysts from Morgan Stanley and RBC Capital Markets think Apple has several key attributes that could set it up for a successful vehicle launch.  The company's strong bran...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Transportation, News, US, Trends, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Auto Industry, Autonomous Vehicles, Jeff Bezos, Morgan Stanley, Foxconn, Jonas, Lucid, Reuters

'Dozens of Email Accounts' Were Hacked At US Treasury

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: Dozens of email accounts at the U.S. Treasury Department were compromised by the powerful hackers responsible for a wide-ranging espionage campaign against U.S. government agencies, the office of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden said on Monday. In a written statement, Wyden's office said that Senate Finance Committee staff were briefed that the hack of the Treasury Department appears to have been a significant one, "the full depth of which isn't known." ...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Treasury, US Treasury, Wyden, Cnbc, Ron Wyden, Reuters, Senate Finance Committee, Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Department, U S Treasury Department, Mnuchin, Steven Mnuchin, Treasury s Departmental Offices

Apple reportedly plans to build a self-driving electric car by 2024, but it will face stiff competition as new EVs flood the market

New EVs from startups and established brands are set to flood the market in coming years. Apple Apple wants to release a self-driving, electric consumer car by 2024, Reuters reported Monday.  The tech giant would face competition from dozens of new electric vehicles that are set to flood the market over the next few years.  Apple may not build its own car at all, deciding instead to integrate its battery and self-driving technology into an existing automaker's vehicles, Reuters reported.  ...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, Auto Industry, Gm, Toyota, Volkswagen, Audi, Subaru, Self-driving Car, Reuters, Apple Car, Mercedes Benz

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says Apple CEO Tim Cook snubbed possible Tesla acquisition 'during the darkest days'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Apple CEO Tim Cook refused to meet about a possible acquisition of his electric vehicle company when it was in dire straits.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Apple, Usa, News, Tesla, Tim Cook, Usa Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk

SEC Formally Sues Cryptocurrency Company Ripple

U.S. securities regulators on Tuesday sued cryptocurrency giant Ripple, and both its CEO and executive chairman, for allegedly selling over $1.3 billion in unregistered securities. Axios reports: Ripple on Monday had publicly disclosed that the lawsuit was to be filed imminently, and said it does not believe its tokens needed to be registered. XRP, the cryptocurrency created by Ripple in 2012, has the crypto industry's third-largest market cap at around $22 billion, behind only Bitcoin and Ether...
Tags: Tech, SEC, Dan Primack

Joe Biden won't inherit Trump's millions of Twitter followers

Move marks a departure from past practice as in 2017 Twitter transferred followers of Obama administration accounts to TrumpJoe Biden will not inherit Donald Trump’s millions of followers on the official president of the United States and White House Twitter accounts when he assumes the presidency, marking a departure from past social media practice, the Democratic president-elect’s team said on Tuesday. Continue reading...
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Media, Obama, Joe Biden, US news, Blogging, United States, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Trump Administration, White House Twitter, Biden Administration, TrumpJoe Biden

Elon Musk claims Tim Cook refused to meet with him to discuss buying Tesla

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter on Tuesday that he attempted to sell the company "during the darkest days of the Model 3 program," but that Apple CEO Tim Cook "refused to take the meeting."
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Tesla, Cnn, Tim Cook

Substack explains its ‘hands-off’ approach to content moderation

Content moderation has been a thorny topic in 2020. And when I say “thorny,” I mean in the sense of having multiple congressional hearings on the subject. Twitter and Facebook in particular have been mired in concerns around the subject, fielding complaints that they both haven’t done enough to weed out problematic content and suggestions that they’re a censorship-happy, shadow-banning enemy of the First Amendment. The latter appears to be the sole reason for the existence of the right wing-focu...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Censorship, Tech, Silicon Valley, Stephen Hayes, Facebook Instead, Substack, Content Moderation, Parler

Elon Musk says he tried to sell Tesla to Apple and Tim Cook snubbed him

Elon Musk apparently once tried to sell Tesla to Apple.
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Elon Musk claims he tried selling Tesla to Apple but Tim Cook wasn’t interested

Tesla stock’s miraculously bizarre 2020 might have a gone different way had Apple’s Tim Cook agreed to a meeting in recent years, or so says Elon Musk. Reacting to Reuters’ recent news that Apple has not abandoned its electric car program and is still pursuing plans to build a physical vehicle, Musk tweeted that in “the darkest days” of scaling Model 3 production, he reached out to Apple CEO Tim Cook and raised the possibility of the Cupertino company acquiring Tesla. Musk says that Coo...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Cook, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Tim Cook, Cupertino, Hyperloop, Tesla Model S, Apple Inc, Musk, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Musk, Elon Musk Reacting to Reuters

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