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Nuro Becomes First Company To Receive Commercial Autonomous Vehicle Permit From California DMV

An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: Hours after announcing that it acquired self-driving truck startup Ike, Nuro revealed it's the first company to receive permission from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to charge a fee and receive compensation for its driverless delivery service. Unlike the autonomous testing licenses the California DMV previously granted to Nuro and others, which limited the compensation self-driving vehicle companies could receive, the depl...
Tags: California, Tech, DMV, Santa Clara, Bay Area, San Mateo, Woodside, California Department of Motor Vehicles DMV, Mountain View California, David Estrada, Nuro, Ike Nuro, Bay Area Soon


How to clear the cache on your iPad

Clearing out the cache can bring a bogged down iPad back to life. Here are a few ways you can remove temporary files stored by your browsers and apps.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mobile, Trends, How-to


Problems downloading metadata from Amazon (5.7.2 & 4.23.0, Win 10 64-bit)

Hey everybody :) I hope someone can help me. I've recently been unable to download Amazon metadata on any books at all. It shows no results, even for very popular books. For example, this is the log for a 2018 bestseller: Spoiler: Code: Running identify query with parameters: {'title': 'Enlightenment Now', 'authors': ['Steven Pinker'], 'identifiers': {}, 'timeout': 30} Using plugins: Google (1, 0, 1), Amazon.com (1, 2, 14) The log from individual plugins is below *******...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Books, Library Management, West, Mozilla, Steven Pinker, Vivaldi, Pinker, Gecko Chrome, Penguin UK


David Chase Talks Sopranos for 90 Minutes on the Talking Sopranos Podcast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TanrL_UuNck During the early days of the pandemic, the Talking Sopranos podcast (previously discussed on OC here) got underway. Hosted by Michael Imperioli (Christopher Moltisanti) and Steve Schirripa (Bobby Bacala), the podcast revisits every episode of HBO’s groundbreaking TV series. It starts naturally with the 1999 pilot and then moves forward sequentially. And each installment features a guest (usually an actor, writer, or director who contributed to ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hbo, Television, College, Chase, David Chase, James Gandolfini, Facebook Twitter, Tony Soprano, Matt Zoller Seitz, Alan Sepinwall, Imperioli, Schirripa, Michael Imperioli Christopher Moltisanti, Steve Schirripa Bobby Bacala


Google Reportedly Told AI Scientists To 'Strike A Positive Tone' In Research

Nearly three weeks after the abrupt exit of Black artificial intelligence ethicist Timnit Gebru, more details are emerging about the shady new set of policies Google has rolled out for its research team. Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Research, Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, Paper, Ai, Researchers, Timnit Gebru


Nintendo Conducted Invasive Surveillance Operation Against Homebrew Hacker

Leaked Nintendo documents have revealed a frightening surveillance operation carried out against a hacker who was researching exploits for the 3DS handheld. TorrentFreak reports: During the past 24 hours, various Twitter accounts (1,2) have been posting snippets from documents that were recently leaked from Nintendo. While there are numerous items of interest, the most shocking revelations involve Neimod, a hacker who several years ago developed exploits for the 3DS handheld console. [T]he scale...
Tags: Tech, Nintendo, Neimod, Nintendo Final Enforcement Proposal


Google reportedly tightens grip on research into ‘sensitive topics’

Google is currently under fire for apparently pushing out a researcher whose work warned of bias in AI, and now a report from Reuters says others doing such work at the company have been asked to “strike a positive tone” and undergo additional reviews for research touching on “sensitive topics.” Reuters, citing researchers at the company and internal documents, reports that Google has implemented new controls in the last year, including an extra round of inspection for papers on certain topic...
Tags: Google, Science, China, Israel, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Reuters, Facebook Google Apple Microsoft, Timnit Gebru, Gebru


Amazon To Face US Union Push In Year Ahead

In 2021, Amazon.com is poised to face a renewed challenge from groups it has long countered: unions. Reuters reports: Energized by protests at Amazon's U.S. warehouses and a more labor-friendly administration assuming office, unions are campaigning at the world's largest online retailer to see if its warehouse or grocery workers would like to join their ranks. A major test is expected early next year when workers at one warehouse decide whether to unionize. The company has not faced a union elec...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, United States, Bessemer, Reuters, U S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bessemer Alabama, U S Amazon, Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union RWDSU, Amazon To Face US Union


Gift Guide: Last-minute subscriptions to keep the gifts going all year

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! You can find our other guides right here. SURPRISE! It’s December 23rd. How? Because time doesn’t make sense anymore and last week was really a month ago and April was yesterday. Last minute shopping is always pretty dreadful, but this year particularly so. No one should be dropping their social distancing practices just to battle crowds for a twice-returned air fryer. Online retailers, meanwhile, hav...
Tags: TC, Microsoft, Tech, Canada, Sony, EC, Barkbox, Maido, Darrell Etherington, Kids Club, Kinokuniya, Vinebox, Winc, Henry Pickavet, Lovevery, Gift Guide 2020


New Sling TV subscribers can now receive $10 of their first month - here's how to sign up

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Sling TV is one of the most affordable live TV streaming services on the market.For a limited time, new members can get a $10 discount on their first month of service.If you prepay for two month of service at the normal cost, Sling will throw in a free TiVo Stream 4K ($49.99 retail value).Read more: A full breakdown of what channels you get with every Sling TV package...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Offers, Tivo, Sling TV, Streaming Service, Affordable, Steven Cohen, Tech Insider, TiVo Stream 4K, IP Graphics, Product Card


Daily Crunch: Telegram prepares to monetize

Telegram will introduce ads, TikTok’s parent company is moving into drug discovery and President Trump continues his battle against Section 230. This is your Daily Crunch for December 23, 2020. The big story: Telegram prepares to monetize Telegram founder Pavel Durov said the messaging app will introduce advertising next year on public one-to-many channels. Durov wrote on his Telegram channel the ad platform will be “one that is user-friendly, respects privacy and allows us to cover the co...
Tags: Social, Mobile, Apps, US, Tech, SEC, Telegram, Pavel Durov, Alex Wilhelm, Trump, Republic Services, Nikola, NanoRacks, Durov, Daily Crunch, Sophie Alcorn


Russia Lawmakers Pass Bills That Could Block Social Media Sites

Russian lawmakers have approved a range of new measures that could further stifle dissent and allow tighter restrictions on online content -- including blocking websites like YouTube and Twitter. NPR reports: One bill would allow for the blocking of foreign websites that it says "discriminate" against Russian media. A second law would allow it to levy large fines against companies that don't take down content banned in the country. A third law would establish jail terms for those convicted of ma...
Tags: Youtube, Russia, Tech, Reuters, Duma, YouTube Facebook, Twitter NPR


Twitter Will Make Joe Biden's @POTUS Account Start With Zero Followers

AmiMoJo shares a report from The Verge: President Biden is going to need some Twitter followers. Twitter plans to wipe out all followers from the @POTUS and @WhiteHouse accounts once Biden is sworn in on January 20th, rather than transferring the accounts' existing followers over to the new administration, according to Rob Flaherty, Biden's digital director. The accounts for @VP, @FLOTUS, @PressSec, @Cabinet, and @LaCasaBlanca will also have their followers wiped, Twitter said. The Wall Street J...
Tags: Twitter, Obama, Tech, Joe Biden, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Rob Flaherty Biden, Twitter followers Twitter


Charlie Sheen, Dolph Lundgren, and Danny Trejo All Spread Russian Propaganda on Cameo: Report

The Libyan government released a suspected Russian intelligence agent, Maxim Shugaley from prison, in part because someone paid actors Dolph Lundgren, Charlie Sheen, and Danny Trejo to endorse his release on video app Cameo. Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Instagram, Social Media, War, Cybersecurity, Libya, Propaganda, Cameo, Misinformation, Muammar Qaddafi, Danny Trejo, Maxim Shugaley, Libyan Civil War


Apple Reportedly Booting Thousands of Video Games From Its China App Store

Apple is getting ready to remove thousands more video games from its App Store in China due to pressure from the Chinese government, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company had previously warned Chinese video game developers that premium gaming apps were at risk of removal from the App Store, but the Chinese…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Video Games, China, Censorship, App Store, Wall Street Journal


Apple's New Privacy-Focused Tracking Prompt Begins Appearing in iOS 14.4 Beta

As a privacy measure, Apple will be requiring developers of iPhone and iPad apps to request permission from users to track their activity across other apps and websites for personalized advertising purposes starting early next year. Ahead of time, the prompt for users to allow or deny tracking has started to show up in the first beta of iOS 14.4, seeded last week. A screenshot shows the NBA app requesting to track a user's activity, with the customizable fine print indicating that the data ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Featured, Nba, Eff, Facebook Apple, Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF, Ios 14, Facebook-Apple tracking dispute


Seniors Adopt Digital and Drive Less

Seniors, the Silent Generation and Baby Boomers alike, have adopted new retail habits. Large gains in digital spending have largely been a result of the pandemic, although many who have embraced these changes will likely stick with them post-pandemic. Digital spending has been growing for awhile, but e-commerce penetration by boomers and the Silent Generation […] The post Seniors Adopt Digital and Drive Less appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ecommerce, Technology, Digital, Autos, Seniors, Baby Boomers, By The Numbers, News Blog, Silent Generation, Online Purchases, Digital Spending


Apple's New Privacy-Focused Tracking Prompt Begins Appearing for iOS 14 Users [Updated]

As a privacy measure, Apple will be requiring developers of iPhone and iPad apps to request permission from users to track their activity across other apps and websites for personalized advertising purposes starting early next year. Ahead of time, the prompt for users to allow or deny tracking has started to show up in the first beta of iOS 14.4, seeded last week. A screenshot shows the NBA app requesting to track a user's activity, with the customizable fine print indicating that the data ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Featured, Nba, Eff, Facebook Apple, Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF, Ios 14, Facebook-Apple tracking dispute


Apple's New Privacy-Focused Tracking Prompt Appearing for iOS 14 Users [Updated]

As a privacy measure, Apple will be requiring developers of iPhone and iPad apps to request permission from users to track their activity across other apps and websites for personalized advertising purposes starting early next year. Ahead of time, the prompt for users to allow or deny tracking has started to show up in the first beta of iOS 14.4, seeded last week. A screenshot shows the NBA app requesting to track a user's activity, with the customizable fine print indicating that the data ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Featured, Nba, Eff, Facebook Apple, Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF, Ios 14, Facebook-Apple tracking dispute


Nearly Half a Billion Users Played Among Us In November

Roughly half a billion people played Among Us in November, becoming "by far the most popular game ever in terms of monthly players," according to Nielsen's SuperData. The Verge reports: The success is even more remarkable because InnerSloth -- the company that makes Among Us -- only has four employees. That's roughly 125 million players per person who works on the game. It's proven to be so popular that the studio decided to cancel a sequel that was in the works and just put all its effort into ...
Tags: Tech, Nielsen, Rogers, SuperData, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Verge Carter Rogers Principal Analyst


Signal Says Cellebrite Cannot Break Its Encryption

Signal, in a blog post: Yesterday, the BBC ran a story with the factually untrue headline, "Cellebrite claimed to have cracked chat app's encryption." This is false. Not only can Cellebrite not break Signal encryption, but Cellebrite never even claimed to be able to. Since we weren't actually given the opportunity to comment in that story, we're posting this to help to clarify things for anyone who may have seen the headline. Last week, Cellebrite posted a pretty embarrassing (for them) technica...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, Signal, Cellebrite, Cellebrite Physical Analyzer Cellebrite


Taika Waititi’s ‘Reservation Dogs’ Comedy Heads to Series at FX

Though he may be a filmmaker fit for the gods (of love and thunder), Taika Waititi still found the time to develop yet another series for FX. The Thor: Ragnarok director, whose TV series version of the hysterical FX comedy What We Do in the Shadows is heading into a third season, is one of the minds behind the half-hour comedy Reservation Dogs, which has already been handed a series order by FX. Variety reports that Waititi is teaming up with Native American writer and director Sterlin Harjo ...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Oklahoma, FX, Taika-Waititi, Harjo, Aotearoa, Waititi, Taika, FX Variety, Nick Grad, Sterlin Harjo, Garrett Basch


These 19 Devices Will Lose T-Mobile Network Support Next Month

According to internal T-Mobile documents obtained and verified by Android Police, the company plans to drop mobile network support for 19 devices on January 29, 2021. Impacted devices include smartphones from Google, Samsung, Sony, and more, as well as older home security cameras and wireless routers.Read more...
Tags: Android, Smartphone, Sprint, Wireless Network, Lifehacks, T Mobile, Android Police, Internal T Mobile, Google Samsung Sony


Oracle's Hidden Hand Is Behind the Google Antitrust Lawsuits

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: With great fanfare last week, 44 attorneys general hit Google with two antitrust complaints, following a landmark lawsuit the Justice Department and 11 states lodged against the Alphabet Inc. unit in October. What's less known is that Oracle Corp. spent years working behind the scenes to convince regulators and law enforcement agencies in Washington, more than 30 states, the European Union, Australia and at least three other countries to rein i...
Tags: Google, Washington, Tech, Bloomberg, Oracle, Justice Department, Glueck, Oracle Corp, Alphabet Inc, European Union Australia, Jose Castaneda, Ken Glueck Oracle, Google Glueck


Five Reasons Why You Might Want to Consider AirPods Max

Since the launch of the AirPods Max last week, we've done a couple of videos sharing a brief hands-on with Apple's new over-ear headphones and a comparison of them to other popular noise-cancelling headphones from Bose, Sony, and Sennheiser. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. There's been a lot of debate about whether the ‌AirPods Max‌ are worth their $550 price tag, and value is always going to be something of a personal decision, so in our latest video we decid...
Tags: Apple, MacRumors YouTube, ANC, Bose Sony, AirPods Max, AirPods Max zwnj, Sennheiser Subscribe, AirPods Max Buy Now This


Google Nest Doorbell just got a $50 price cut at Best Buy

If you want a video doorbell that is subtle and smart as can be, the Google Nest Hello Doorbell is for you.
Tags: Google, Deals, Trends, Smart Home, Smart Home Deals, Nest Camera Deals, Best Buy 2020, Google Nest Hello Video Doorbell, Google Nest Doorbell


Some iOS 14 users now seeing Apple’s new tracking pop up, full rollout expected in early 2021

Apple is planning a major new privacy feature for iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, and it will require that companies request permission before...
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Google reportedly asked employees to ‘strike a positive tone’ in research paper

The search giant’s publication process has been in the spotlight since the firing of AI ethicist Timnit Gebru in early December.
Tags: Google, Timnit Gebru


Dozens sue Amazon's Ring after camera hack leads to threats and racial slurs

Class action claims weak security allowed hackers to take over the smart cameras used on doorbells and in homesDozens of people who say they were subjected to death threats, racial slurs, and blackmail after their in-home Ring smart cameras were hacked are suing the company over “horrific” invasions of privacy.A new class action lawsuit alleges that lax security measures at Ring, which is owned by Amazon, allowed hackers to take over their devices. Ring provides home security in the form of smar...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Internet, US news, Hacking


Key Considerations For Modern Document Management [Sponsored]

Selecting technology partners that will deliver what they promise and provide value to the organization has become more important than ever.
Tags: Technology, Law, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, Document Management System, Imanage, LDO



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