Carmakers Face $61 Billion Sales Hit From Pandemic Chip Shortage

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: When the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan in 2011, ocean water flooded factories owned byRenesas Electronics Corp.Production at the swamped facilities ground to a halt -- a major hit for Renesas, of course, but also a devastating blow to the Japanese car industry, which depended on Renesas for semiconductors. Lacking chips for everything from transmissions to touchscreens, Honda, Nissan, and Toyota were forced to shut down or slow ou...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Bloomberg, Toyota, Detroit, Tohoku, Honda Nissan, AlixPartners, byRenesas Electronics Corp Production, Tor Hough

Xiaomi says its ‘Air Charge’ technology works over several meters

The road to a ‘truly wireless’ living room
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Xiaomi's remote wireless charging powers up your phone from across the room

Xiaomi is touting its remote wireless charging Mi Air Charge Technology, which can power up a compatible phone from several meters away,...
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Apple Releases Lulu Wang’s Heartwarming Short Film ‘Nian’ for Chinese New Year, Shot Entirely on iPhone 12 Pro Max

Apple tapped director Lulu Wang to showcase the cinematic features of the tech company’s latest iPhone. Wang, who wrote and directed 2019 feature film “The Farewell,” directed a new short for Apple in celebration of Chinese New Year, “Nian,” which puts a fresh twist on a well-known Chinese folktale. (Watch below or at this link.) […]
Tags: Apple, Asia, News, Wang, Lulu Wang, Iphone 12

Developer modifies 4th-gen iPod with built-in Wi-Fi and Spotify

iPod touch is officially the only iPod Apple has ever released with Wi-Fi connection, but what if other older iPods also had an internet...
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Mask Dr. Jones?

In this Marketing Over Coffee: In this episode, Structured Data, Razer Masks, Text Us, and more!! Direct Link to File Brought to you by our sponsors: Upfluence and Uber for Business Webmaster Roundtable where to put structured data? Google Question Hub CES – Razer doing masks and Gamer Chair with built in 60 in screen 8:45 With Upfluence, marketers can triple the number of influencers they work with and run campaigns in half the time. From finding influencers and contacting them, to keep...
Tags: Google, Podcast, Marketing, Indiana, Jones, Bethesda, Uber for Business, Marketing Over Coffee Newsletter, Analytics for Marketers Slack Group Get the Job, Chris Picks

Xiaomi’s Mi Air Charge can wirelessly charge devices over-the-air

Xiaomi has unveiled Mi Air Charge, its experimental wireless charging technology that can charge devices over-the-air without contact.
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How to reset your Kindle Fire

Need to know how to reset a Kindle Fire? Our detailed guide will show you what you need to do in order to save your content and properly wipe your device.
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Google Deletes Nearly 100,000 Negative Reviews of Robinhood App

According to The Verge, Google has removed nearly 100,000 negative reviews of the Robinhood app from the Google Play Store. From the report: After some disgruntled Robinhood users organized campaigns to give the app a one-star review on Google's Play Store and Apple's App Store -- and succeeded in review-bombing it all the way down to a one-star rating -- the company has now deleted enough reviews to bring it back up to nearly four stars. Robinhood came under intense scrutiny on Thursday, after ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Robinhood, Verge Google, GameStop AMC, App Store Robinhood

imPRESS Mini & $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win a $100 #Apple gift card, a backpack and #imPRESS minis press-on nails. Mom Approved, Sized for Kids. Hey Mamas & Kiddos, please give us a shoutout on social & share... Click to read more...
Tags: Apple, Frugality, Beauty & Fashion, Ending in February, One Entry Per Person, Quick Ending, Cash & Gift Cards

Hong Kong startup ICW eyes supply chain diversification demand amid trade war

For American importers, finding suppliers these days can be challenging not only due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. The U.S. government’s entity list designations, human rights-related sanctions, among other trade blacklists targeting Chinese firms have also rattled U.S. supply chains. One young company called International Compliance Workshop, or ICW, is determined to make sourcing easier for companies around the world as it completed a fresh round of funding. The Hong Kong-based startup has ...
Tags: TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Enterprise, China, Southeast Asia, Funding, Supply Chain, Tech, Thailand, Malaysia, Alibaba, Manufacturing, Vietnam, Lam, ICW

'Remarkably dominant': Ominous warning over Google power

Australians have been warned Google holds a "remarkably dominant" position over the web, just days after the tech giant threatened to walk away from the Australian market.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has released... [Author: [email protected]]
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Taiwan scores Google’s first hardware engineering lab outside the US of A

Job ads call for silicon designers, ASIC engineers, display wonks and folks to build data centre and home kit Google has picked Taiwan as the location of its first hardware engineering facility outside the USA.…
Tags: Google, Usa, US, Taiwan, Software, ASIC

The Highest Resolution Photos Ever Taken of Snowflakes

Photographer and scientist Nathan Myhrvold has developed a camera that captures snowflakes at a microscopic level never seen before. Smithsonian Magazine reports: Myhrvold, who holds a PhD in theoretical mathematics and physics from Princeton University and served as the Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft for 14 years, leaned on his background as a scientist to create the camera. He also tapped into his experience as a photographer, most notably as the founder of Modernist Cuisine, a food inn...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Princeton University, California Institute of Technology, Smithsonian Magazine, Nathan Myhrvold, Kenneth Libbrecht, Myhrvold

Lesson #334: Use Google Trends to Track Your Market Share and Success

 I am sure many of you have used Google Trends in the past.  But, for those of you that are not aware of this terrific tool, now is the time to learn how valuable it can be for your business.  What is Google Trends?Google Trends is a tool that can tell you how searches for a specific keyword on Google have been trending over time, for whatever date range you are most interested.  As an example, here is the search traffic trend for the term "restaurant furniture" for the last year: As an investo...
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Google iOS app updates resume following an unexpectedly long holiday pause

It's standard practice for developers to pause app updates over the December holidays and resume in early January. Google iOS app updates...
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The best Google Home tips, tricks, and Easter eggs

What can you do with Google Home? Here are tips to help you make the most of your smart speaker or display.
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The best computer monitors under $500 of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky A budget of $500 can buy an excellent monitor with image quality close to one priced twice as high.We considered over a dozen monitors across this price range to make our list.Dell's S2721QS has 4K resolution and impressive performance at a surprisingly low price.While $500 won't buy the most luxurious monitors available, this budget is high enough to snag an outstanding monitor with modern features. Monitors in this price bracket offer the best overall bang fo...
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Trends, Tech, Features, Computer, Computers, Netflix, Buying Guide, Home Office, Va, Nvidia, Dell, Amd, Lg, Hdr

Apple CEO Tim Cook: Privacy is 'One of the Top Issues of the Century'

Apple CEO Tim Cook this morning spoke at the virtual Computers, Privacy, and Data Protection conference where he discussed Facebook's business model and Apple's upcoming enforcement of App Tracking Transparency, and afterwards, he elaborated on some of his speech in an interview with Fast Company. Cook said that privacy is "one of the top issues of the century" and that it's important to put "deep thinking" into that to figure out how to "leave something for the next-generation that is a lot ...
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Coinbase Settles On Direct Listing To Go Public

In a blog post today, Coinbase announced that its public debut will be a direct listing instead of a traditional IPO. From the announcement: Coinbase Global, Inc. today announced its intent to become a publicly-traded company pursuant to a proposed direct listing of its Class A common stock. Such proposed listing is expected to be pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Coinbase Global, Inc. previously announced on December 17, 20...
Tags: Tech, SEC, Palantir, Securities And Exchange Commission, Asana, Coinbase Global Inc, SEC Coinbase Global Inc

State Reps Try To Ban Comcast Data Cap and Price Hikes Until Pandemic Is Over

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: In response to Comcast imposing a data cap on Massachusetts residents, state lawmakers have proposed a ban on data caps, new fees, and price increases on home-Internet services for the duration of the pandemic. The legislation was filed on Tuesday this week by Democratic state representatives Andy Vargas and Dave Rogers. Vargas called the bill a "response to Comcast Internet data cap plans," while Rogers said the goal is "to push back at Com...
Tags: Verizon, Massachusetts, Tech, Ars Technica, Comcast, District Of Columbia, Rogers, Massachusetts House, Vargas, RCN, Comcast Internet, Andy Vargas, Comcast Data Cap, Dave Rogers Vargas

Google will soon allow gambling apps in the US Play Store

Starting March 1, Google Play will allow real-money betting apps and ads.
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Google salvaged Robinhood’s one-star rating by deleting nearly 100,000 negative reviews

It’s not outside Google’s purview to delete these posts.
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The best cheap laptop deals for January 2021

Whether you need a new laptop for school or work, we put together a list of the best laptop deals right now.
Tags: Deals, Trends, Computing, Acer, Lenovo, Chromebooks, Macbooks, Evergreen Deals

Why calendar invites are worth $3B

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace hopped online for our weekly show, sans Gamestop news (which you can find here) to talk about all the other busy news happening in startup world right now. Here’s a taste of what we got into: , and the future of major acquisition pricing schemes. This company’s path to the public markets has been a long-time coming, so we had ...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Africa, Tech, Atlanta, Alex, Gamestop, Clubhouse, Rhino, Qualtrics, Danny, Natasha, TCV, ClassDojo

Facebook Stock Falls as Zuckerberg Calls Out Apple

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says Apple's upcoming changes to its ad tracking technology is in its own self interest.
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Proptech startup bringing AI to builders scores $1M in seed round

Propertymate, an Austin-based startup working to bring artificial intelligence data to buyers and builders, just secured $1 million in a seed round.
Tags: Technology, Lifestyle, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, Radio, Ai, Builders, Select, News Brief, New Construction, Property Portfolio, Dan Hnatkovskyy, Pragmatech, Propertymate, Sofia Vyshnevska

Apple Adds 'BlastDoor' To Secure iOS From Zero-Click Attacks

wiredmikey shares a report from Apple has quietly added several anti-exploit mitigations into iOS in what appears to be a specific response to zero-click iMessage attacks observed in the wild. The new mitigations were discovered by Samuel Grob, a Google Project Zero security researcher, [with the first big addition being] a new, tightly sandboxed "BlastDoor" service that is now responsible for the parsing of untrusted data in iMessages. With iOS 14, Grob discovered that Apple s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Google Project Zero, Samuel Grob, Grob

iOS 14 Features New 'BlastDoor' Messages Security System

iOS 14 added a new "BlastDoor" sandbox security system to iPhones and iPads to prevent attacks carried out with the Messages app. Apple didn't share information on the new security addition, but it was explained today by Samuel Groß, a security researcher with Google's Project Zero, and highlighted by ZDNet. Groß describes BlastDoor as a tightly sandboxed service that's responsible for parsing all of the untrusted data in iMessages. A sandbox is a security service that executes code separatel...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, Al Jazeera, Zdnet, Samuel Groß, ZDNet Groß

The best smart doorbells of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Smart doorbells send notifications to your phone, so you know who's at the door when you're not home. Smart doorbells allow you to stream live video from your front door and have two-way conversations.Google's Nest Hello is our top pick, offering lots of features and reliable performance Smart doorbells alert you when somebody is at your door, even when you're not at home. Video doorbells enable you to stream live video of your front door, so you can see who is...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Home, Trends, Siri, Tech, Features, HD, Smart Home, Hdr, Doorbell, Cnet, Alexa, Homebase, Tom

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