New York Post's Hunter Biden Laptop Source Sues Twitter for Defamation

A computer repair shop owner cited in a controversial New York Post story is suing Twitter for defamation, claiming its content moderation choices falsely tarred him as a hacker. From a report: John Paul Mac Isaac was the owner of The Mac Shop, a Delaware computer repair business. In October, the New York Post reported that The Mac Shop had been paid to recover data from a laptop belonging to Joe Biden's son Hunter, and it published emails and pictures allegedly from a copy of the hard drive. Af...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Tech, Joe Biden, Delaware, Hunter, John Paul Mac Isaac, Mac Shop, The Mac Shop, Mac Isaac removes most Confederate merchandise, citing policy against hate, but it still sells items glorifying dictators

The online retailer formally prohibits the sale of "hate symbols," but many still slip through the cracks. PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images Before Christmas, visitors to the online retailer could purchase a number of items celebrating the Confederacy, from flags to shirts to hats. After Insider pointed out the items last week, the company removed most but not all related merchandise. "Wish prohibits the listing of products that glorify or endorse hatred towards others,...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Politics, News, Mississippi, Ebay, US, Trends, Retail, Lebron James, Hate Speech, Charles Davis, Saddam Hussein, Los Angeles Lakers, Wish, Confederate Flag

Tencent backs Chinese healthcare portal DXY in $500M round

DXY, a 20-year-old online healthcare community for Chinese consumers and healthcare organizations like Pfizer, announced this week that it has raised $500 million in a new round led by private equity firm Trustbridge Partners. Existing backer Tencent and Hillhouse Capital also participated in the round, which lifted the firm’s total funding to over $660 million to date. DXY’s earlier investors include Xiaomi founder Lei Jun’s Shunwei Capital, Legend Capital and DCM. The company started out as a ...
Tags: Health, Asia, China, Softbank, Tech, Healthcare, Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tencent, Astrazeneca, Pfizer, DCM, Lei Jun, Hillhouse Capital, Eli Lilly Pfizer, DXY

The Rookie’s Guide to Buying A Smart TV

It’s been a phenomenon that has grown over the past few decades: televisions as the center of the home. Since its inception, it has increased so much in popularity, that the modern western household... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Google inexplicably takes away wide-angle astrophotography from Pixel phones

It’s not the first photos feature Google has taken away from Pixel owners
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Billionaire Paycom CEO Drops $26.5 Million on Malibu’s Il Pellicano Estate

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Chad Richison, the founder and chief executive of payroll processor Paycom and one of Oklahoma’s richest men, has paid a discounted $26.5 million for an idiosyncratic Malibu property that was originally listed at $57.5 million when it first appeared on the market, about 2.5 years ago. Locally known as Il Pelicano, the Tuscan-style […]
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Billionaire Paycom CEO Drops $26.5 Million on Malibu’s Il Pelicano Estate

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Chad Richison, the founder and chief executive of payroll processor Paycom and one of Oklahoma’s richest men, has paid a discounted $26.5 million for an idiosyncratic Malibu property that was originally listed at $57.5 million when it first appeared on the market, about 2.5 years ago. Locally known as Il Pelicano, the Tuscan-style […]
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The Genesis Of Desired Brands

In an interview with Sir Jonathan Ive, Apple’s former Chief Design Officer, he mentioned that Apple didn’t do consumer focus groups, market research, etc, explaining that Apple knew the future possibilities better than their consumers. This led me on to think about the famous quote from Henry Ford, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Now this quote is often used to show how people have no idea what they want, e.g. listen to those people wanting anothe...
Tags: Apple, UK, Henry Ford, Branding, Paul Bailey, Jonathan Ive Apple, Brand Innovation, Blake Project Can Help You Create

Tech Giants Are Giving China a Vital Edge In Espionage.

schwit1 shares a report: The embrace between China's intelligence services and Chinese businesses has gotten tighter, U.S. officials say. In 2017, under Xi's intensifying authoritarianism, Beijing promulgated a new national intelligence law that compels Chinese businesses to work with Chinese intelligence and security agencies whenever they are requested to do so -- a move that codified "what was pretty much what was going on for many years before, though corruption had tempered it" previously, ...
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Russia’s SolarWinds Attack

Recent news articles have all been talking about the massive Russian cyberattack against the United States, but that’s wrong on two accounts. It wasn’t a cyberattack in international relations terms, it was espionage. And the victim wasn’t just the US, it was the entire world. But it was massive, and it is dangerous. Espionage is internationally allowed in peacetime. The problem is that both espionage and cyberattacks require the same computer and network intrusions, and the difference is only a...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Obama, North Korea, Nsa, White House, China, Russia, Israel, Uncategorized, US, Iran, Cybercrime, United States, Cyberattack, Hacking

Apple Wallet Receipt Could Serve As First Proof Of An Individual's Vaccination Status

Welcome to our dystopian hellscape, where you might soon have to flash your Apple Wallet when trying to enter an airport in order to prove that you’ve been given the covid-19 vaccine. Read more...
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Daily Crunch: China presents ‘rectification’ plan for Ant Group

The Chinese government could reshape Ant Group’s business, Tesla plans to launch in India next year and the FAA announces a new ID requirement for drones. This is your Daily Crunch for December 28, 2020. The big story: China presents ‘rectification’ plan for Ant Group Less than two months ago, Chinese authorities halted the planned IPO of Ant Group, the payments and fintech company that spun out of Alibaba nearly a decade earlier. Now the government has laid out a plan for how Ant Group can...
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iPhone SE (2020) tips and tricks

Want to get the most out of your new iPhone SE? We're taking a look at all the best tips and tricks to get the most out of your new 2020 model iPhone SE.
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Leaked Prototype Photos Offer Rare Glimpse at Early Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has become an iconic smartwatch, but things could’ve turned out very differently. Leaked images of what appears to be an Apple Watch prototype show just how far it has come since its early days in development. Read more...
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Nashville Christmas Bomber Told Neighbor “Nashville & the World is Never Going to Forget Me” Days Before Bombing

Authorities have identified 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner as being responsible for the Christmas Day bombing that took place in downtown Nashville, and the FBI has released a new photo of the suspect. The bombing injured at least 8 people and caused damage to 41 buildings and major communication systems, including 911 centers and an AT&T Transmission Center. Less than a week before the Christmas morning bombing, Warner made a disturbing remark to a neighbor, telling the man the world was “ne...
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How Niantic evolved Pokémon GO for the year no one could go anywhere

Pokémon GO was created to encourage players to explore the world while coordinating impromptu large group gatherings — activities we’ve all been encouraged to avoid since the pandemic began. And yet, analysts estimate that 2020 was Pokémon GO’s highest-earning year yet. By twisting some knobs and tweaking variables, Pokémon GO became much easier to play without leaving the house. Niantic’s approach to 2020 was full of carefully considered changes, and I’ve highlighted man...
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How to cast from Google Chrome to your TV to view videos, websites, and more on a larger screen

It's easy to cast Chrome tabs to your TV. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images You can cast Google Chrome to your TV through the browser's "Cast..." menu, which is available on PC, Mac, or Chromebook computers, and Android phones. If you have a Chromecast, you can cast nearly any webpage; other streaming devices will only support certain sites like YouTube or Netflix. Before you cast Chrome to your TV, make sure that your streaming device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer ...
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Finland Says Hackers Accessed MPs' Emails Accounts

The Finnish Parliament said on Monday that hackers gained entry to its internal IT system and accessed email accounts for some members of Parliament (MPs)fin. From a report: Government officials said the attack took place in the fall of 2020 and was discovered this month by the Parliament's IT staff. The matter is currently being investigated by the Finnish Central Criminal Police (KRP). In an official statement, KRP Commissioner Tero Muurman said the attack did not cause any damage to the Parli...
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How to delete podcasts from your iPhone after downloading them in the Podcasts app

It's easy to delete podcasts from an iPhone in the Podcasts app. Shutterstock You can easily delete podcasts from your iPhone after you've downloaded them by swiping any episode to the left, and selecting "Delete." Deleting podcast episodes can help free up space on your iPhone, and make it less cluttered.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Nearly every iOS device automatically comes with the Podcasts app - where you can listen, download, and subscribe t...
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Unpacking Qualtrics’ brand-new S-1 filing

The Exchange is taking a break from vacation to dig into the new Qualtrics S-1 filing. Then the column and newsletter are back on hold until January 4th. This afternoon, Qualtrics, a software company that helps companies poll their employee base, customers, and others, filed to go public. It’s the second time that the Utah-based unicorn has done so, failing the first time to complete its offering after SAP swooped in and bought it for around $8 billion in cash. The Exchange explores startups...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Utah, Tech, Smith, Sap, Silver Lake, Ryan Smith, Exchange, Qualtrics, Bill McDermott, The Exchange, First SAP

Feast your eyes on the space rocks Japan’s Hayabusa 2 mission harvested from asteroid Ryugu

Japan’s ambitious second asteroid return mission, Hayabusa 2, has collected a wealth of material from its destination, Ryugu, which astronomers and other interested parties are almost certainly champing at the bit to play with. Though they may look like ordinary bits of charcoal, they’re genuine asteroid surface material — and a little something shiny, too. Hayabusa 2 was launched in 2014, and arrived at the asteroid named Ryugu in 2018, at which point it deployed a couple landers to test surfac...
Tags: Space, Japan, Science, Tech, Asteroids, Aerospace, JAXA, Hayabusa, Ryugu, Hayabusa 2, Hayabusa2, Ryugu Perhaps

New FAA rule requires Remote ID for drones

The FAA today announced that it will be issuing two new rules for drone pilots in the U.S. The first is the implementation of a long-awaited Remote ID. The system effectively works as a kind of digital license plate for unmanned aircraft, broadcasting identifying details, including the location of the craft. The full text of the finalized new rule can be found here. In short, drone operators will have one of three methods for complying: 1. Operate a standard Remote ID drone that broadcasts ident...
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How to zoom in and out on your Apple Watch using its Zoom function, and make your icons bigger or smaller

It's possible to zoom in and out on your Apple Watch by double tapping its screen. Issei Kato / Reuters You can zoom out on your Apple Watch by enabling the Zoom function in your watch's settings.  Once you enable zoom, it's easy to zoom in and out on your Apple Watch by double tapping the screen with two fingers at the same time. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. An Apple Watch is a pretty amazing device, fitting impressive technology into a small pack...
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Fitness+ Is Hands Down the Best Apple Service

Apple’s services aren’t terrible—it’s just the competition is usually better. Despite Apple’s best efforts, Spotify is most people’s music streaming app of choice. TV+ is nowhere near the best TV streaming service. Apple Arcade just doesn’t have much appeal to die-hard gamers. There are a bazillion other cloud storage…Read more...
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11 experts explain how our digital world is fueling polarization

Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images Tech companies built social media networks to connect us and search engines to give us better information about the world, yet Americans are becoming more divided than ever. The tech industry isn't entirely to blame for polarization, but there are influential economic, psychological, technological, and political forces that explain why it has played such a significant role. Business Insider asked 11 experts on everything from conspiracies to digital ethnogra...
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Samsung hasn’t announced the Galaxy S21 yet, but you can already reserve one

For obvious reasons, many of us are spending the final week of 2020 looking forward. Samsung is hoping some folks are looking far enough ahead to reserve a spot in line for its still-unannounced Galaxy S21 handset (not an official name, mind, but probably a safe guess). If you’re on the Samsung Mobile mailing list, you may well have received an email, compelling you to “Get ready to jump to the next Galaxy.” The link brings you to a reservation page that offers up some perks for getting in early...
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Apple Hearing Study Bug Results in Accidental Historical Data Collection From Participants

Apple device owners who participated in the Apple Hearing Study that Apple is conducting with the University of Michigan School of Public Health are today receiving emails letting them know about a bug that resulted in excess data collection. Those who enrolled in the study consented to allow Apple and researchers to collect headphone sound level, environmental sound level, heart rate, and workout data types. The data is used to help researchers better understand the link between long-term so...
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Canon Patents an Osmo-style Camera With Interchangeable Lenses

Canon could take a page from DJI's playback for its next camera. From a report: The company has filed a patent, first spotted by Canon News, that showcases a handheld camera that combines an Osmo Pocket-like design with its RF series of mirrorless lenses. The camera features a swivel mechanism that allows the sensor and lens mount to easily switch between forward-facing and selfie orientations. The design offers several advantages to your traditional camera when it comes to vlogging. The most no...
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Xiaomi Mi 11 announcement heralds the arrival of Snapdragon 888 phones

Historically, Xiaomi has been a consistent contender to launch the first phones with next-generation Qualcomm silicon. It's taken the...
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Former Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff to launch 2 new companies in 2021

After a busy 2020, Spencer Rascoff teased two new projects for 2021 in a year-end review.
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