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MacOS Malware Used Run-Only AppleScripts To Avoid Detection For Five Years

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ZDNet: For more than five years, macOS users have been the targets of a sneaky malware operation that used a clever trick to avoid detection and hijacked the hardware resources of infected users to mine cryptocurrency behind their backs. Named OSAMiner, the malware has been distributed in the wild since at least 2015 disguised in pirated (cracked) games and software such as League of Legends and Microsoft Office for Mac, security firm SentinelOne said in ...
Tags: Tech, League Of Legends, Zdnet, SentinelOne, Microsoft Office for Mac, Phil Stokes


How to reset the Samsung Galaxy S21

If you’re having problems with your Samsung Galaxy S21, or want a fresh start, you can hard reset the device to return it to how it was first out of the box.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, How-to, Hard Reset, Galaxy S21, Galaxy Unpacked 2021


Extra Crunch roundup: Antitrust jitters, SPAC odyssey, white-hot IPOs, more

Some time ago, I gave up on the idea of finding a thread that connects each story in the weekly Extra Crunch roundup; there are no unified theories of technology news. The stories that left the deepest impression were related to two news pegs that dominated the week — Visa and Plaid calling off their $5.3 billion acquisition agreement, and sizzling-hot IPOs for Affirm and Poshmark. Watching Plaid and Visa sing “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off” in harmony after the U.S. Department of Justice filed...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, Hardware, Enterprise, Finance, Digital, Billie, Tech, Cannabis, SaaS, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Harry, Olympus, Payments


Facebook Uses AI To Predict If COVID-19 Patients Will Need More Care

Facebook is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to help doctors predict whether they will need more resources, such as extra oxygen to care for COVID-19 patients in hospitals. CNET reports: The social network said Friday it developed two AI models, one based on a single chest X-ray, and another from a series X-rays, that could help forecast if a patient infected by the coronavirus is likely to get worse. A third model predicts the amount of extra oxygen a COVID-19 patient might need....
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Cnet, Nyu, Department of Radiology Facebook


Report: Google About to Face Its Third State Antitrust Suit, This Time Over Play Store

Google is reportedly about to face its third antitrust lawsuit from state attorneys general–this time challenging its stranglehold on the Play Store, the default app portal for hundreds of millions of devices worldwide.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science


The pandemic was top of mind in the tech of CES 2021

Of course COVID-19 was bound to be an unavoidable topic during the first-ever all-virtual CES. After all, the topic is at front of mind regardless of the topic these days. Close to a year into the pandemic, presenters still understandably feel obligated to address the always-present elephant in the room. Sometimes it was as simple as acknowledging the strangeness of moving from the Las Vegas Convention Center to a Microsoft-powered virtual venue. Other times it felt far more forced. When it come...
Tags: Hardware, Microsoft, Tech, Ces, Portland, Dell, Razer, East Asia, Hazel, Las Vegas Convention Center, UBTech, Targus, Ao Air, CES 2021, Ava Robotics, LG UBTech


The best deals on Nintendo Switch consoles, games, and accessories right now - including $18 off 'Super Mario Maker 2'

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The Nintendo Switch debuted in March 2017, while the smaller Switch Lite was released in September 2019. Nintendo Both the original Nintendo Switch and the Switch Lite have been hard to find online as they continue to explode in popularity, but we've been keeping an eye on the best deals for Switch consoles, games, and accessories.We'll update this list regularly with the top Nintendo Switch deals a...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Gaming, Microsoft, Trends, Tech, Features, Tech Deals, Sony, Nintendo, Zelda, Switch, Gamestop, Lite, Yoshi, Ben Gilbert


GitLab oversaw a $195 million secondary sale that values the company at $6 billion

GitLab has confirmed with TechCrunch that it oversaw a $195 million secondary sale that values the company at $6 billion. CNBC broke the story earlier today. The company’s impressive valuation comes after its most recent 2019 Series E in which it raised $268 million on a 2.75 billion valuation, an increase of $3.25 billion in under 18 months. Company co-founder and CEO Sid Sijbrandij believes the increase is due to his company’s progress adding functionality to the platform. “We believe the incr...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Ipo, Funding, Tech, Devops, Cnbc, Gitlab, Alex Wilhelm, Wilhelm, Sid Sijbrandij, Sijbrandij, Secondaries


GitLab raises $195M in secondary funding on $6B valuation

GitLab has confirmed with TechCrunch that it raised a $195 million secondary round on a $6 billion valuation. CNBC broke the story earlier today. The company’s impressive valuation comes after its most recent 2019 Series E in which it raised $268 million on a 2.75 billion valuation, an increase of $3.25 billion in under 18 months. Company co-founder and CEO Sid Sijbrandij believes the increase is due to his company’s progress adding functionality to the platform. “We believe the increase in valu...
Tags: Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Developer, Ipo, Funding, Tech, Devops, Cnbc, Gitlab, Alex Wilhelm, Wilhelm, Sid Sijbrandij, Sijbrandij, Secondaries


‘Heart of Stone’, a Spy Thriller Starring Gal Gadot, is Headed to Netflix

Gal Gadot must have a thing for stones, because after dealing with that magic wishing stone in Wonder Woman 1984 she’s starring in the Netflix movie Heart of Stone. Netflix just bought the worldwide rights to the film from Skydance, and it’s the second Skydance movie to be sold-off to a streamer this week, with the Chris Pratt Skydance film The Tomorrow War going to Amazon. Heart of Stone, which hasn’t begun filming yet, is an espionage thriller from writers Greg Rucka and Allison Schroeder. ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Netflix, Thriller, Warner Bros, Chris Pratt, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Skydance, Tom Harper, Gadot, Allison Schroeder, Greg Rucka


Xbox's 'Instant On' Feature Could Consume 4 Billion kWh By 2025

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The "instant on" feature that's activated by default on new Xbox Series S/X consoles could suck up a total of 4 billion kWh -- the equivalent of a year's operation for a large power plant -- from US owners alone through 2025. That's according to a preliminary report released this week from the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmentally focused nonprofit advocacy group. As the name implies, the "instant on" feature of the Series S/...
Tags: US, Tech, Natural Resources Defense Council


The iPhone 13 Might Sport an In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor, Which Sure Would Be Useful Right Now

Apple is reportedly testing an in-screen fingerprint reader, one of the key upgrades the company has planned for this year’s iPhones, according to Bloomberg.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Bloomberg Read


Facebook blocks new events around DC and state capitols

As a precaution against coordinated violence as the U.S. approaches President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Facebook announced a few new measures it’s putting in place. In a blog post and tweets from Facebook Policy Communications Director Andy Stone, the company explained that it would block any events slated to happen near the White House, the U.S. Capitol or any state capitol building through Wednesday. Update: Through Inauguration Day, we're blocking the creation of new Facebook eve...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Tech, Joe Biden, Dc, Biden, Andy Stone, Facebook Policy Communications, Capitol Riot, White House the U S Capitol


Apple Plans First iMac Desktop Redesign In Nearly a Decade

In addition to upgraded MacBook Pros, Bloomberg reports that Apple is also "planning the first redesign of its iMac all-in-one desktop computer since 2012," as it shifts away from Intel to its own silicon. From the report: The new models will slim down the thick black borders around the screen and do away with the sizable metal chin area in favor of a design similar to Apple's Pro Display XDR monitor. These iMacs will have a flat back, moving away from the curved rear of the current iMac. Apple ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Bloomberg, Intel, Power Mac, Power Mac G4 Cube, Mac Pro Apple, MacBook Pros Bloomberg


Netflix Announces ‘Selena: The Series’ Part 2 Premiere Date (TV News Roundup)

In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix gave a premiere date to Part 2 of “Selena: The Series,” and Apple TV Plus offered a first look at Season 2 of “For All Mankind.” CASTING CBS All Access shared that Louie Anderson, Kevin Bacon, Jillian Bell, D’Arcy Carden, Rob Delaney, Elle Fanning, Will Forte, Kimberly Hébert Gregory, […]
Tags: Apple, News, Netflix, Bear Grylls, Cbs All Access, Selena, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, The Crew, Selena: The Series


Apple is blocking Apple Silicon Mac users from sideloading iPhone apps

If it’s not on the Mac App Store, it won’t be on your M1 Mac
Tags: Apple, Apple Silicon Mac


Daily Crunch: WhatsApp responds to privacy backlash

WhatsApp delays enforcement of a controversial privacy change, Apple may get rid of the Touch Bar in future MacBooks and Bumble files to go public. This is your Daily Crunch for January 15, 2021. The big story: WhatsApp responds to privacy backlash Earlier this month, WhatsApp sent users a notification asking them to consent to sharing some of their personal data — such as phone number and location — with Facebook (which owns WhatsApp). The alert also said users would have to agree to the terms ...
Tags: Apple, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Tech, Whatsapp, Policy, Bumble, Alexa, Tracy Chou, Dot, Lawson, NPD, Jeff Lawson, Block Party, HealthQuest Capital


Report: Apple is building foldable iPhone prototypes

It’s been a pretty busy day for Apple news. After reports that the company would remove the touch bar and rienstate MagSafe on its upcoming MacBook Pros, as well as launch redesigned iMacs with an all new design, a new report from Bloomberg claims that Apple is actively working on a foldable iPhone. While the report stresses the company “hasn’t solidified plans to actually launch a foldable iPhone,” the company has started work on some prototypes in its lab. At the moment the prototype “hasn’t e...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Bloomberg, Insider, Plugged


Samsung Galaxy S21 vs. S21 Plus vs. S21 Ultra: The key differences buyers should keep in mind

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Samsung No matter which new Galaxy S21 model you buy, you'll still get the same core Galaxy S21 experience. That means 8K video recording, at least a triple-lens camera system, and the utmost in performance. But some Galaxy S21 models might suit you better than others, and you'll want to make your decision based on what specs, features, and price appeal to you most. Galaxy S21 phones are available ...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Samsung, Trends, Smartphones, Ram, Audi, Mobile Devices, Pen, Samsung Galaxy, Don, AT T Verizon, Tech Insider, UWB, Ford BMW, Antonio Villas Boas


Calculations Show It'll Be Impossible To Control a Super-Intelligent AI

schwit1 shares a report from ScienceAlert: [S]cientists have just delivered their verdict on whether we'd be able to control a high-level computer super-intelligence. The answer? Almost definitely not. The catch is that controlling a super-intelligence far beyond human comprehension would require a simulation of that super-intelligence which we can analyze. But if we're unable to comprehend it, it's impossible to create such a simulation. Rules such as "cause no harm to humans" can't be set if w...
Tags: Tech, Alan Turing


How to take a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy S21

If you're looking to save the contents you have on-screen, you will probably want to take a screenshot. Here's how to capture a screenshot on the Galaxy S21.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, How-to, Screenshot, Galaxy S21, Galaxy Unpacked 2021


Macbook accessories to upgrade your WFH setup

From MacBook cases and sleeves to monitors, keyboards and more, here are our favorite accessories for your new Apple laptop.
Tags: Apple, Cnn


Apple reportedly planning to revive the MagSafe charging standard with the next lot of MacBook Pros

While the Touch Bar is to be banished Renowned Apple soothsayer Ming-Chi Kuo reckons the iGiant is bringing back its beloved MagSafe charging standard with the next generation of MacBook Pro machines.…
Tags: Apple, Software, Ming Chi Kuo, MacBook Pros


Apple Reportedly Planning to Redesign the iMac at Long Last

The Apple rumor mill sure is churning fast and furious today. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science


AT&T TV offers streaming plans starting at $60 a month and select packages include one year of HBO Max for free - here's how to sign up

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. AT&T AT&T TV is a live TV streaming platform with plans ranging in price from $60 a month to $140 per month.The service has the feel and channel lineup of a cable subscription, but offers packages with or without annual contracts.Select plans also include one year of HBO Max and NBA League Pass for free. AT&T TV is a live TV streaming platform that's designed much like a typical cable service. I...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Entertainment, Youtube, Trends, AT&T, Starz, Streaming, NBA TV, NHL, Hulu, Streaming Services, Live TV, ESPNU, HBO Showtime


The Stand-Out Laptops of CES 2021

It was definitely strange not being able to hold, type on, or touch the brand new laptop screens at CES as we would have in pre-covid times. There’s only so much you can tell about a product you only see or read about online, so that tangibility is an absolute necessity to figuring out what a laptop is all about.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Asus, Hp, Acer, MSI, Lenovo, Chromebooks, Laptops, ADATA, Gaming Laptops, XPG, 2 In 1s, CES 2021


University of Florida Asks Students To Use App To Report Professors Who Don't Teach In Person

jyosim writes: Professors at the University of Florida are outraged that the university essentially put a "tattle" button on a campus safety app that lets students report if professors aren't teaching in person. Apparently more than 100 professors there have asked to teach online for health reasons but have been denied, and administrators worry that they'll just teach online anyway. Professors feel the app is akin to a "police state." "The university spokesperson said that administrators had hea...
Tags: Tech, University of Florida, Daniel A Smith, Lisa S Scott


Judge Not Impressed By Parler’s Attempt To Force Amazon To Put It Back Online

From the Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200 Dept.
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Law, Antitrust, Courts, Parler


Twitter’s vision of decentralization could also be the far-right’s internet endgame

This week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey finally responded publicly to the company’s decision to ban President Trump from its platform, writing that Twitter had “faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance” and that he did not “feel pride” about the decision. In the same thread, he took time to call out a nascent Twitter-sponsored initiative called “bluesky,” which is aiming to build up an “open decentralized standard for social media” that Twitter is just one part of. Researchers involved with ...
Tags: Google, Android, Social, TC, Twitter, Technology, Social Networks, Washington, Social Media, Tech, Ceo, Encryption, United States, President, Computing, Jack Dorsey


Twitter’s decentralized future

This week, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey finally responded publicly to the company’s decision to ban President Trump from its platform, writing that Twitter had “faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance” and that he did not “feel pride” about the decision. In the same thread, he took time to call out a nascent Twitter-sponsored initiative called “bluesky,” which is aiming to build up an “open decentralized standard for social media” that Twitter is just one part of. Researchers involved with ...
Tags: Google, Android, Social, TC, Twitter, Technology, Social Networks, Washington, Social Media, Tech, Encryption, United States, Computing, Jack Dorsey, Free Software, Biz Stone



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