You Can Now Stalk Yourself With Google Maps' 2020 Timeline Update

It’s no secret that Google, as well as other big tech companies, know a lot about you. Probably a lot more than you think they do. And while in general that’s really creepy, sometimes it can briefly produce cool results, before going back to being creepy. Case in point: You can start off the year by stalking yourself…Read more...
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Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Jacob Rozen: Marathon Patent Group Completes $200M Capital Raise (Source: CoinGeek) Mike Wuerthele: Apple Denied New VirnetX FaceTime Patent Trial (Source: Apple Insider) Charlie Taylor: Irish Patent Firm in Multimillion Dollar Settlement with Tech Giants (Source: The Irish Times) Dave Simpson: Both Sides Ask Albright For COVID Delay In HEB Patent Trial (Source: Law 360) Mitchell Clark: Apple Patents Point to Using your MacBook to Wirelessly Charge Your iPh...
Tags: Apple, Law, Uspto, Facetime, Patent, Irish Times, Charlie Taylor, Mitchell Clark, Dave Simpson, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Jacob Rozen, CoinGeek Mike Wuerthele, Journal Articles, Agatha H Liu, Cynthia M Ho

The best Android apps (January 2021)

Finding all the best Android apps for your device can be a time-consuming task. We've rounded up our top 100 apps, with something for every occasion.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Apps, Trends, Android Apps, Buying Guides, Best Android Apps, Best Mobile Apps

Google Releases New Google Maps Updates for Android and Android Auto

Last week, Google rolled out another update for Google Maps. The new release was specifically aimed at the beta channel, with the...
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Social network Parler dumped by AWS, says it prepared for this by only using bare metal

Says it'll rebuild in a week, but evidence of DR plan is scant Amazon Web Services (AWS) will shut down servers run by social network Parler, whose apps have also been removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play. The social network has advised users it will therefore be offline for up to a week while it rebuilds its service and accused big tech of conspiring to shut it down.…
Tags: Google, Software, Aws, Amazon Web Services AWS

New Report Suggests Hyundai’s Big Mouth Did Not Kill Potential Partnership With Apple—Yet

Earlier this week, we theorized that Hyundai’s big mouth could get it kicked out of the running of working on a self-driving car with Apple, given that the latter deplores leaks. Days later, though, it appears the Korean automaker has not burned all bridges—yet.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Rumors, Hyundai, Self Driving Cars, Apple Car

Lenovo reveals smart specs that show five Windows, with strings attached

Tied to PCs or those Motorola phones everyone is ignoring Lenovo has introduced “enterprise smart glasses” that it says can project up to five 1080p windows onto your eyeballs.…
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Lenovo reveals smart specs that let you eyeball five virtual displays, with strings attached

USB-C cable makes ties electro-glasses to PCs or those Motorola phones everyone is mostly ignoring Lenovo has introduced “enterprise smart glasses” that it says can project up to five 1080p windows onto your eyeballs.…
Tags: Motorola, Software, Lenovo

Indonesian investment platform Ajaib gets $25 million Series A led by Horizons Venture and Alpha JWC

Ajaib Group, an online investment platform that says it now runs the fifth-largest stock brokerage in Indonesia by number of trades, announced it has raised a $25 million Series A led by Horizons Ventures, the venture capital firm founded by Li Ka-Shing, and Alpha JWC. Returning investors SoftBank Ventures Asia, Insignia Ventures and Y Combinator also participated in the round, which was made in two closes. Founded in 2019 by chief executive officer Anderson Sumarli and chief operating officer Y...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Tech, Thailand, United States, Robinhood, Fintech, Gallup, Indonesia Stock Exchange, Horizons Ventures, Li Ka Shing, Sequoia Capital India

Dropped by Virtually 'Every Vendor,' Parler Is Scrambling to Find a New Safe Space Online

Parler is learning a hard lesson this week that freedom of speech is not freedom from consequences. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Science, Conservative, Trump, Trump Administration, Parler, Capitol Riot, All Around Me Are Familiar Faces

Dropped by Virtually 'Every Vender,' Parler Is Scrambling to Find a New Safe Space Online

Parler is learning a hard lesson this week that freedom of speech is not freedom from consequences. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Science, Conservative, Trump, Trump Administration, Parler, Capitol Riot, All Around Me Are Familiar Faces

Amazon, Apple and Google cut off Parler, app that drew Trump backers

Amazon's move meant that the Trump-friendly app's entire platform would go offline unless it was able to find a new hosting service.
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trump, Amazon Apple

Stripe 'Will No Longer Process Payments' For Trump's Campaign Site

"It might be easier at this point to ask which tech platforms President Donald Trump can still use," jokes TechCrunch. The Wall Street Journal reports: Stripe Inc. will no longer process payments for President Trump's campaign website following last week's riot at the Capitol, according to people familiar with the matter. The financial-technology company handles card payments for millions of online businesses and e-commerce platforms, including Mr. Trump's campaign website and online fundrais...
Tags: Tech, Donald Trump, Stripe, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Capitol, Stripe Inc, Snap Facebook Twitter Pinterest Spotify

San Francisco police are prepping for a pro-Trump rally at Twitter headquarters

San Francisco police are preparing for a pro-Trump protest at Twitter’s headquarters, a building which has been essentially abandoned since the start of the pandemic last year, with most Twitter employees working remotely. The potential protest comes days after Twitter banned the President from using its service — his favorite form of communication to millions of followers — following what the company called his continued incitements to violence in the wake of the January 6th assault on the C...
Tags: TC, Twitter, San Francisco, Tech, Software, President, Computing, Reddit, Donald Trump, Officer, Operating Systems, Real Time Web, Microblogging, Text Messaging, Trump, Capitol

Capitol siege puts a chill on advertisers' Inauguration Day plans

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for January 11. 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: Advertisers mull Inauguration Day plans, cable giants face pressure for distributing conservative news, and tech giants cut off Parler. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks to the media after receiving a briefing from the...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, Media, Advertising, Marketing, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Comcast, Digital Media, Marriott, Roku, Warner Music, Biden, Olive Garden

Final Episode Aired For American Quiz Show Host Alex Trebek

"More than two months after Alex Trebek's death, fans of Jeopardy! finally got the chance to say goodbye," reports CBS News: A video tribute to the host closed Friday's episode of the quiz show, the final one that Trebek taped before pancreatic cancer claimed his life on November 8. The 90-second montage, set to Hugh Jackman singing the Peter Allen song "Once Before I Go," is a lighthearted and laughter-filled remembrance showing Trebek's changing look through his 36 years as host, with moustach...
Tags: Cbs News, Tech, Hugh Jackman, Alex Trebek, Trebek, Ken Jennings, Peter Allen, American Quiz Show Host

Parler CEO says even his lawyers are abandoning him

Google and Apple recently banned the app.
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Climate Change May Have Caused a 'Wandering' Polar Vortex and a Colder Winter reports: High above the North Pole, the polar vortex, a fast-spinning whirl of frigid air, is doing a weird shimmy that may soon bring cold and snowy weather to the Eastern U.S., Northern Europe and East Asia for weeks on end, meteorologists say. While it's not unusual for the polar vortex to act up, this particular reconfiguration — wandering around and possibly splitting in two — may be tied to climate change in the rapidly warming Arctic, said Judah Cohen, director of seasonal fore...
Tags: Europe, Massachusetts, Tech, Arctic, North Pole, East Asia, Cohen, Arctic sea, Verisk Analytics, Environmental Research, Judah Cohen, Eastern U S Northern Europe

Stripe reportedly joins the tech platforms booting President Trump from their services

It might be easier at this point to ask which tech platforms President Donald Trump can still use. Payment-processing company Stripe is the latest tech company to kick Donald Trump off of its platform, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. That means the president’s campaign website and online fundraising arms will no longer have access to the payment processor’s services, cutting off the Trump campaign from receiving donations. Sources told the Journal that the reason for the c...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Technology, Tech, Paypal, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Stripe, Charlottesville, Journal, Shopify, Trump, Capitol, Capitol Riot, Snap Facebook Twitter Pinterest Spotify

Police Use of Clearview AI's Facial Recognition Tech Spiked After Capitol Raid

Clearview AI’s controversial facial-recognition app has seen a spike in use as police track down the pro-Trump insurgents who descended on the Capitol on Wednesday. With so many of those idiots snapping selfies and livestreaming the raid as if it was a school field trip, I’m surprised police even needed the help.Read more...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Science, Washington Dc, Facial Recognition, Face Recognition, Capitol, ClearView, Clearview AI, Capitol Riot

Carbon Engineering's Tech Will Suck Carbon From the Sky

"It's not enough to slash greenhouse gas emissions," warns a new article in IEEE Spectrum (shared by schwit1). "Experts say we need direct-air capture of atmospheric carbon." West Texas is a hydrocarbon hot spot, with thousands of wells pumping millions of barrels of oil and billions of cubic feet of natural gas from the Permian Basin. When burned, all that oil and gas will release vast amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. A new facility there aims to do the opposite. Rows of gi...
Tags: Europe, Texas, New York City, Tech, Arizona, Dublin, Zurich, West Texas, Permian Basin, Occidental Petroleum Corp, Carbon Engineering, Rusheen Capital Management Carbon Engineering, Silicon Kingdom Holdings


Google Authenticator TBOT AbstractionChanges for 1.03 - 2021-01-10T13:38:22-08:00Migrate to Test2::V0 Improve .gitignore file License migrate to Artistic 2.0 Migrate Travis CI and Coveralls to GitHub Actions and Codecov Update copyright year Update Travis YAML
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HRH The Prince of Wales unveils new sustainability charter, backed by the likes of Bank of America and AstraZeneca

Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, delivers a speech at the World Economic Forum during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020. Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales announced Sunday the creation of the 'Terra Nova' - a charter giving businesses a roadmap to a more sustainable future. The charter is backed by some of the world's biggest businesses, including: Bank of America, BlackRock, Unileve...
Tags: Apple, Wales, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Sustainability, Bank Of America, Earth, EFI, Davos, Britain, Paris, Hsbc, Prince Charles, Astrazeneca, Bp

Rep. Nunes calls for racketeering investigation into Amazon, Apple, Google following Parler ban

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., called for a racketeering investigation on Sunday following Amazon, Apple and Google’s decisions to suspend...
Tags: Google, Calif, Devin Nunes, Amazon Apple, Nunes, Amazon Apple Google

America's Intelligence Agencies Have 180 Days to Reveal 'Detailed Analyses of UFO Data'

CNN reports: When President Donald Trump signed the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and government funding bill into law in December, so began the 180-day countdown for US intelligence agencies to tell Congress what they know about UFOs. No, really. The director of National Intelligence and the secretary of defense have a little less than six months now to provide the congressional intelligence and armed services committees with an unclassified report about "unidentified aerial phenomena." ...
Tags: Congress, Senate, US, America, Tech, Cnn, Fbi, Donald Trump, National Intelligence, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Arnold Schwarzenegger Reflects on the Parallels Between Trumpism & Nazism, and How We Can Save Our Democracy He grew up in the ruins of World War II–the ruins created by the Nazism and its ideological commitment to conspiracy theories, violence and white supremacy. Based on that formative experience, the former Republican governor offers his take on this week’s coup attempt in Washington: “Being from Europe, I’ve seen how things can spin out of control… We must be aware of the dire consequences of selfishness and cynicism. President Trump sought to ov...
Tags: Google, Europe, College, Washington, Current Affairs, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rick Steves, Trump, Facebook Twitter, Hannah Arendt, Yale Historian Timothy Snyder

Tech CEO Apologizes After His Arrest Over Capitol Hill Protests

"Turning digital data into profit," is the slogan of Cognesia, a data analytics company whose client list includes Visa, Rolls-Royce, and Toys 'R' Us. Now Variety reports: Brad Rukstales, the chief executive of a Chicago-area company that provides data-marketing solutions, said he was arrested Wednesday after he entered the U.S. Capitol alongside a mob of pro-Trump rioters seeking to overturn the 2020 presidential election... "Our CEO, Brad Rukstales, participated in the recent Washington DC...
Tags: Board of Directors, Washington, Tech, Chicago, Washington Dc, Trump, Capitol, U S Capitol, Schaumburg Illinois, Washington Twitter, Cogensia, Rukstales, Brad Rukstales, Cognesia, Toys R Us Now Variety

Apple and Hyundai to Sign Apple Car Deal by March With Production Beginning in 2024

Apple and Hyundai will reach a partnership agreement for the upcoming Apple Car by March, according to a new report shared by Reuters, citing Korea IT News. Before being revised, the Korea IT News report said that the companies may either manufacture the electric vehicles at a Georgia factory owned by Kia Motors, a Hyundai Motor Group affiliate, or invest in a new facility in the United States that could produce up to 400,000 vehicles annually. The report also mentioned that a "beta version" ...
Tags: Apple, Georgia, Bloomberg, United States, Korea, Hyundai, Cnbc, Reuters, Apple Car, Kia Motors, Hyundai Motor Group

WATCH: Parler CEO speaks out after big tech censorship of platform

Parler, which champions itself as a pro-free speech social media platform, saw itself booted from the Apple app store and Google play...
Tags: Google

Rediscovering RISC-V: Apple M1 Sparks Renewed Interest in Non-x86 Architecture

"With the runaway success of the new ARM-based M1 Macs, non-x86 architectures are getting their closeup," explains a new article at ZDNet. "RISC-V is getting the most attention from system designers looking to horn-in on Apple's recipe for high performance. Here's why..." RISC-V is, like x86 and ARM, an instruction set architecture (ISA). Unlike x86 and ARM, it is a free and open standard that anyone can use without getting locked into someone else's processor designs or paying costly license...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Rosetta, Berkeley, Moore, Zdnet

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