2020 Was Second-Hottest Year On Record, NOAA Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NBC News: Data released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, showed that 2020 now ranks as the second-hottest year, with average temperatures hitting 58.77 degrees Fahrenheit -- a mere 0.04 degrees cooler than 2016, which holds the record. The Northern Hemisphere experienced its hottest year on record, surpassing the 20th century average by 2.3 degrees, according to NOAA. Oceans were also "exceptionally warm" last year...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Noaa, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Northern Hemisphere, Arctic sea, World Meteorological Organization, Atlantic Pacific, NOAA Oceans

How To Find The Best Wedding Dress For Your Body Type

Every bride wants to know how to find the best wedding dress for her body type. This is because a wedding dress should be chosen to enhance the look and feel of a bride on her wedding day. A flattering bridal gown will focus on creating a beautiful shape of your body.   Choosing the best wedding dress for your body type is very important. Many brides will spend months looking at magazines and catalogs before finally finding that one dress they feel is perfect for them. Brides usually lo...
Tags: Apple, Fashion, Wedding, Wedding Dresses, Wedding Dress, Body Type, Weddings & Parties, Body Types

Outgoing Trump administration puts Xiaomi on an investment blacklist

In a shock move, the Department of Defence under the outgoing Donald Trump administration has put nine Chinese companies on a blacklist citing military connections. Tech giant Xiaomi is the surprise inclusion in the list. The blacklist bars US individuals and companies from investing in these firms. This is different from Huawei‘s trade ban where Americans were blocked from doing with the tech giant. So, Xiaomi won’t be barred from using Android, Google Play Store, or Qualcomm’s chips. Under thi...
Tags: Startups, China, US, Xiaomi, Donald Trump, Huawei, Qualcomm, Trump, Department of Defence, Plugged

Xiaomi and other Chinese companies slapped with US restrictions as Trump's term winds down

The Trump administration is inflicting even more damage on Chinese businesses — including smartphone maker Xiaomi — with just days to go before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
Tags: US, Joe Biden, Cnn, Xiaomi, Trump

The 15 coolest gadgets at CES 2021

Just because CES 2021 has gone virtual doesn't mean there's a shortage of new tech to ogle. Here, we've rounded up some of the coolest gadgets shown so far.
Tags: Mobile, Gaming, Wearables, News, Cars, Samsung, Trends, Computing, Home Theater, Virtual Reality, Panasonic, Lg, Smart Home, Razer, Lenovo, Cadillac

MIT Professor Charged With Hiding Work For China

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor was charged Thursday with hiding work he did for the Chinese government while he was also collecting U.S. dollars for his nanotechnology research. The Associate Press reports: Gang Chen, 56, was arrested by federal agents at his home in Cambridge on charges including wire fraud, officials said. While working for MIT, Chen entered into undisclosed contracts and held appointments with Chinese entities, including acting as an "overseas expert" for t...
Tags: New York, China, Massachusetts, Tech, Mit, United States, Cambridge, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Chen, PRC, ASSOCIATE PRESS, Andrew Lelling, People s Republic of China Consulate Office

Xiaomi shares fall 10% as U.S. adds smartphone-maker to 'blacklist'

Xiaomi is now subject to a November executive order forcing U.S. investors to to divest holdings of any companies on the blacklist, by...
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Facial Recognition Reveals Political Party In Troubling New Research

Researchers have created a machine learning system that they claim can determine a person's political party, with reasonable accuracy, based only on their face. TechCrunch reports: The study, which appeared this week in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, was conducted by Stanford University's Michal Kosinski. Kosinski made headlines in 2017 with work that found that a person's sexual preference could be predicted from facial data. [...] The algorithm itself is not some hyper-advanced technol...
Tags: Tech, Canada, Stanford University, Kosinski, American Facebook, Michal Kosinski Kosinski

Trump designates Xiaomi as 'Communist Chinese military' company

After Huawei, ZTE, TikTok and WeChat, the Trump administration targets Xiaomi, one of the biggest phone makers in the world.
Tags: Xiaomi, Trump, Huawei ZTE TikTok

CES 2021: The 15 best new products revealed at the year's biggest tech conference

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Sony CES 2021 is officially over, meaning it's time to decide which products were the best of the show.Our favorite products shown at CES 2021 include rollable phone displays from LG and TCL, a cleaning robot from Samsung, and probably the most technologically advanced face mask to date.Visit Insider Reviews' homepage for more stories and buying advice.With CES 2021's all-digital event having now c...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Gaming, TV, Fitness, Audio, Samsung, Trends, Intel, Best, Features, Computers, Cameras, Sony, Home Theater

Andrew Yang Kicks Off NYC Mayoral Run With Basic Income Promise

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Aljazeera: Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, a former presidential contender, officially declared his run for New York City mayor. In a campaign video released late Wednesday on Twitter, Yang put forth an agenda that included a guaranteed minimum income, bringing universal high-speed Internet, starting a "people's bank" and reopening New York City "intelligently" from the pandemic. "I moved to New York City 25 years ago," he said in the video. "I came of age...
Tags: New York City, Tech, Brooklyn, Yang, People s Bank, Andrew Yang, Twitter Yang, Shop Brooklyn Not Bezo Yang

Apple Planning to Bring Music and Podcasts Apps to Microsoft Store

Apple is working to bring Music and Podcasts apps to the Microsoft Store, according to a report from 9to5Mac that cites unnamed sources. Apple is allegedly testing Music and Podcasts apps for Microsoft's platforms in a private beta capacity at this time. There is no word on whether the apps will be compatible with Windows PCs or if they are being developed for Microsoft's Xbox consoles. Apple in November released an Apple TV app that is compatible with the Xbox One, Series X, and Series S, so...
Tags: Apple, Podcasts, Microsoft, Mac, Windows, Itunes, Apple Music, Catalina, Apple TV Apple, Microsoft Store

Samsung Galaxy S21 vs. Galaxy S20: What difference does a year make?

The Samsung Galaxy S21 may be Samsung's latest smartphone, but is it really any better than the Galaxy S20? We put the two devices to the test to find out.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Buying Guides, Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21, Galaxy Unpacked 2021

Australia rebukes Google for blocking local content

The tech giants are fighting the Australian government over plans to make them pay for news content.
Tags: Google, Business, Australia

Windows 10 Bug Corrupts Your Hard Drive On Seeing This File's Icon

An unpatched zero-day in Microsoft Windows 10 allows attackers to corrupt an NTFS-formatted hard drive with a one-line command. Bleeping Computer reports: In August 2020, October 2020, and finally this week, infosec researcher Jonas L drew attention to an NTFS vulnerability impacting Windows 10 that has not been fixed. When exploited, this vulnerability can be triggered by a single-line command to instantly corrupt an NTFS-formatted hard drive, with Windows prompting the user to restart their co...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Jonas, Bleeping Computer, BleepingComputer, Jonas L

How to experience some of California’s biggest music festivals — from your car

Festival Pass is a newsletter that lands in your inbox weekly. But during prime festival season you get bonus editions, too! Subscribe now. The big news in the live music industry this week is that Dr. Anthony Fauci says we may see concerts return in the fall if things go well and 70-85% of the population gets the COVID-19 vaccine. (Fingers crossed and sleeves rolled up for that to happen.) We’re already seeing some festivals elsewhere in the country move dates into the fall, such as Governors ...
Tags: Apple, New York, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, House, San Diego, Music Festivals, Coachella, Anthony Fauci, Elvis, Arcadia, Palm Springs, Southern California, Claude Vonstroke

The best accessories for your new Samsung Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, or S21 Ultra

Planning to buy a new Samsung Galaxy S21? You'll need some extras to outfit it. We've collected some smart accessories to protect and enhance your new handset.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Accessories, Trends, Smartphone Accessories, Samsung Galaxy, Buying Guides, Samsung Galaxy S21

macOS Big Sur 11.2 Beta 2 Removes Feature Letting Apple Apps Bypass Third-Party Firewalls and VPNs

macOS Big Sur 11.2 beta 2, which was released yesterday, eliminates a feature that allowed Apple apps bypass third-party firewalls, security tools, and VPN apps, according to reports from ZDNet and security researcher Patrick Wardle. ‌macOS Big Sur‌ 11 included a ContentFilterExclusionList that let Apple's apps like the App Store, Maps, iCloud, and more to avoid firewall and VPN apps that users had installed. These apps were not able to filter or inspect traffic for some built-in Apple apps....
Tags: Apple, Vpn, Beta, Patrick Wardle, Zdnet, macOS Big Sur

Powerbeats headphones are under $100 at Amazon right now – get ’em quick!

With legendary bass, the H1 chip from Apple, and earhooks to keep them in place, these are awesome workout headphones.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Deals, Mobile, Trends, Home Theater, Apple deals, Headphone Deals, Amazon 2021, Beats By Dre Powerbeats 4

Daily Crunch: Samsung unveils Galaxy S21 line

Samsung lowers prices with its latest Galaxy S phones, Google completes its Fitbit acquisition and Beyond Meat is coming to Taco Bell. This is your Daily Crunch for January 14, 2021. The big story: Samsung unveils Galaxy S21 line Samsung’s new line of phones includes the S21, S21+ and S21 Ultra, priced at $799, $999 and $1,119 respectively, an across-the-board price cut of $200. Brian Heater writes that the Ultra, in particular, “has one very important trick up its sleeve” — namely compatibility...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mobile, Hardware, Microsoft, Samsung, Tech, Taco Bell, Ultra, Carbyne, Brian Heater, Daily Crunch

Medical Study Suggests iPhone 12 With MagSafe Can Deactivate Pacemakers

AmiMoJo shares a report from 9to5Mac: When Apple revived MagSafe with the iPhone 12 lineup, one question brought up was how these latest devices with more magnets would interact with medical devices like pacemakers. Apple's official word was that iPhone 12/MagSafe wouldn't interfere more than previous iPhones. Now one of the first medical studies has been published by the Heart Rhythm Journal that saw a Medtronic pacemaker deactivated by holding an iPhone 12 near it (via MacMagazine. It doesn't ...
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How to connect AirPods to your Android phone

Worried about your AirPods working with an Android device? The two can work together just fine, especially with the right software. Here's how to connect them.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Trends, How-to

Google admits to removing local news content in 'experiment'

In recent days internet users have reported Australian news sites disappearing from Google’s search function, with old content and links...
Tags: Google

A theory about the current IPO market

As expected, shares of Poshmark exploded this morning, blasting over 130% higher in afternoon trading from the company’s above-range IPO price of $42. The enormous and noisy debut of Poshmark comes a day after Affirm, another IPO, was treated similarly by the public markets. Both explosive debuts were preceded by huge December debuts from, Doordash and Airbnb. It seems today that any venture-backed company that can claim some sort of tech mantle is being treated to a strong IPO pricing run...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ipo, Tech, Affirm, Doordash, Poshmark

Capsule raises $2 million for its collaborative video platform aimed at brands

Capsule, a video Q&A platform aimed at brands, emerged last year in direct response to the challenges companies were facing in terms of reaching consumers during the pandemic. Now, the business has closed on $2 million in pre-seed funding. The round was led by Array Ventures and included participation from Bloomberg Beta and other angels. The startup was founded by the same team that originally created the animated GIF capture tool and social network Phhhoto, which eventually lost out to Instagr...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Instagram, Tech, Netflix, Wall Street Journal, Bennett, Bloomberg Beta, USO, Capsule, Boomerang Phhhoto, HYPNO, Shruti Gandhi, Array Ventures, Recent Funding

Capsule raises $2 million for its video Q&A platform aimed at brands

Capsule, a video Q&A platform aimed at brands, emerged last year in direct response to the challenges companies were facing in terms of reaching consumers during the pandemic. Now, the business has closed on $2 million in pre-seed funding. The round was led by Array Ventures and included participation from Bloomberg Beta and other angels. The startup was founded by the same team that originally created the animated GIF capture tool and social network Phhhoto, which eventually lost out to Instagr...
Tags: Startups, TC, New York, Instagram, Tech, Netflix, Wall Street Journal, Bennett, Bloomberg Beta, USO, Capsule, Boomerang Phhhoto, HYPNO, Shruti Gandhi, Array Ventures, Recent Funding

Trump administration staffers are struggling to find their next jobs

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for January 15. 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: Trump administration staffers struggle to find next jobs, a guide to hiring an Amazon agency, and the media free agents from WarnerMedia. President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn upon arrival at the White House in Wash...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, New York, Media, Washington, White House, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Syria, Donald Trump, Thomson Reuters, Trump, Kevin Reilly

The end of Plaid-Visa, and Palantir’s growing startup mafia

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we — Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace — had a lot to get through, as the news volume in early 2021 has been rapid and serious. Sadly this means that some early-stage rounds missed the cut, though we did make sure to have some Series A material in the show. So, what did the assembled crew get to? Here’s your cheat sheet: The demise of the Plaid-Visa...
Tags: Apple, TC, Softbank, Tech, Crypto, Plaid, Alex, Qualcomm, Palantir, Talkspace, Grace, SoFi, Visa, Loop, SPAC, Danny

Google Closes the Fitbit Acquisition, Pledges To Not Use Data For Ads

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Today Google's senior VP of Hardware, Rick Osterloh, announced Google has closed its acquisition of Fitbit. The $2.1 billion deal was announced back in November 2019, which kicked off a regulatory review process from governments around the world concerned about Google's influence over the Internet and the data it can collect on users. Normally, Osterloh announcing "Google has completed its acquisition of Fitbit, and I want to personally welc...
Tags: Google, Tech, Eu, New York Times, Fitbit, Doj, James Park, US Department of Justice, Rick Osterloh, Osterloh, Cecilia Kang

Owens Gifts Autonomous Drivers

  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today has issued a final rule, all 147 pages of it, designed to roll back numerous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and clarify what they termed as ambiguities in current occupant protection standards, for vehicles equipped with automated driving systems (ADS). These […] The post Owens Gifts Autonomous Drivers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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