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Cops Are Playing Music While Citizens Are Filming To Trigger Copyright Filters

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Last Friday, a man entered the Beverly Hills police department, only to be treated to a mini DJ set that could potentially get his Instagram account banned. Sennett Devermont was at the department to file a form to obtain body camera footage from an incident in which he received a ticket he felt was unfair. Devermont also happens to be a well-known LA area activist, who regularly live-streams protests and interactions with the police to his m...
Tags: Instagram, La, Tech, Beverly Hills, Fair, Beverly Hills Police, Sennett Devermont, Devermont, News Beverly Hills PD


YouTube deletes neo-Nazi account that featured an interview with a former member of Congress

A man walks past a billboard advertisement for YouTube on October 5, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. Sean Gallup/Getty Images YouTube removed a neo-Nazi organization from its platform following an inquiry from Insider. The group had recently hosted former Democratic lawmaker Cynthia McKinney. YouTube also removed the personal account of the group's white nationalist leader. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. YouTube has nixed the channel of a fascist political organization - ...
Tags: Google, Politics, Technology, Congress, Youtube, Washington, Berlin, US, Trends, Georgia, New Zealand, Green Party, Nazi, Hate Speech, Donald Trump, Charles Davis


Apple will replace 2016/2017 MacBook Pro batteries that refuse to charge

If your MacBook Pro refuses to hold charge past 1 percent, you may be able to get its battery replaced for free. Apple has launched a...
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Microsoft Issues Patches for In-the-Wild 0-day and 55 Others Windows Bugs

Microsoft on Tuesday issued fixes for 56 flaws, including a critical vulnerability that's known to be actively exploited in the wild. In all, 11 are listed as Critical, 43 are listed as Important, and two are listed as Moderate in severity — six of which are previously disclosed vulnerabilities. The updates cover .NET Framework, Azure IoT, Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft Edge for Android, [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Ravie Lakshmanan, Microsoft Dynamics Microsoft


Twitter takes actions on over 500 accounts in India amid government warning

Twitter said on Wednesday it has taken actions on more than 500 accounts and reduced visibility of some hashtags in India in the past 10 days to comply with “several” orders from the Indian government after New Delhi threatened to take action against executives with American social network for not obeying its notices. Twitter said since January 26, when protests from farmers in India took a violent turn and misinformation started to spread on the platform, the company has taken actions — includi...
Tags: Social, Apps, Asia, Twitter, Government, India, Tech, New Delhi


Twitter suspends over 500 accounts in India after government warning

Twitter said on Wednesday it has taken actions on more than 500 accounts and reduced visibility of some hashtags in India to comply with “several” orders from the Indian government after New Delhi threatened legal action against executives with American social network. Twitter had suspended hundreds of Twitter accounts, several with links to farmers’ protests on agricultural reforms, at the request of New Delhi early last week, but then reversed its decision within hours citing users’ freedom of...
Tags: Social, Apps, Asia, Twitter, Rihanna, Government, India, Tech, Cnn, New Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party, Preeti Sharma Menon, Prasar Bharti, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, National Capital Territory of Delhi, Sanjukta Basu


Apple partners with TSMC to develop ultra-advanced displays: Nikkei

Apple Inc has partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co to develop micro OLED displays, which it plans to use in its upcoming...
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Apple Partners With TSMC to Develop Micro OLED Displays for AR Devices: Nikkei

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co to develop micro OLED displays, which it plans to use in its...
Tags: Apple, TSMC, Reuters Apple Inc, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co


Apple partners with TSMC to develop ultra-advanced displays

IPhone maker works on tech for augmented reality devices at secretive Taiwan la
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Apple Should Create Crypto Exchange and Buy Bitcoin, Says RBC

RBC Capital Markets says Apple should follow in Tesla's footsteps by getting into cryptocurrencies. Bloomberg reports: The iPhone maker could create a sizable new market for growth if it were to develop its Apple Wallet into a crypto exchange, said analyst Mitch Steves. "The wallet initiative appears to be a clear multi-billion dollar opportunity for the firm (potential for well over $40 billion in annual revenue with limited R&D)," Steves wrote in a note to clients. Companies like Square and Pa...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Paypal, Bitcoin, Coinbase, Rbc, Steves, RBC Capital Markets, Mitch Steves, Apple Should Create Crypto Exchange


Dating juggernaut Match buys Seoul-based Hyperconnect for $1.73B, its biggest acquisition ever

In a large win for the Korean startup ecosystem, dating powerhouse Match Group announced this afternoon that it would buy social networking company Hyperconnect for a combined cash and stock deal valued at $1.73 billion. Hyperconnect, which is projected to have $200 million in revenue in 2020 (up 50% from 2019) according to the company, offers two apps — Azar and Hakuna Live — which allow users to connect to each other across language barriers. The two are complementary, with Azar focused on one...
Tags: Google, TC, Mobile, Asia, Tech, Korea, M&a, Seoul, Match Group, Azar, Hyperconnect


Apple will replace these MacBook Pro batteries for free if they don’t charge past one percent

If your MacBook Pro is affected, contact Apple to begin the replacement process.
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Universal Music, YG Entertainment Invest in Big Hit Entertainment’s Live-Streaming Venture

Universal Music Group (UMG) and K-pop giant YG Entertainment have invested an undisclosed sum in an up-and-coming global digital live-streaming platform established by BTS backer Big Hit Entertainment and cloud video tech firm Kiswe, the companies announced Tuesday. Leading K-pop firm and YG rival Big Hit first linked up with New Jersey-headquartered Kiswe in an […]
Tags: Asia, News, Global, Tech, New Jersey, Bts, Universal Music Group UMG, Universal Music Group, YG Entertainment, Big Hit Entertainment, Big Hit, Kiswe, KBYK Live


About Half of Global Wastewater Is Treated, Instead of Previous Estimate of 20%, Study Finds

schwit1 shares a report from UPI: The study published Monday in the journal Earth System Science Data, estimated 359 billion cubic meters of wastewater is produced each year -- which is "equivalent to 144 million Olympic-sized swimming pools," Edward Jones, a doctoral researcher at Utrecht University and the study's lead author, said in a statement. Researchers found that 52% of that wastewater is treated for reuse, leaving 48% untreated, which is substantially lower than previous estimates of 8...
Tags: Tech, UPI, Jones, Edward Jones, Utrecht University, Earth System Science Data


Qualcomm Unveils the First 10-Gigabit 5G Modem

Qualcomm has unveiled the X65, what it says is the "world's first" 10-gigabit 5G modem. Engadget reports: While that's not hugely faster than the 7.5Gbps of the X60, it promises a speed that was previously reserved for Ethernet and other wired connections. The X65 also boasts some helpful functional improvements, including AI-based antenna tuning that better responds to hand grips. You'll also find better power-saving measures and a newer "Smart Transmit" system that boots upload speeds and over...
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Apple offering free battery replacement for 2016/2017 MacBook Pro that won’t charge past 1%

Following the release of macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 with fixes to a bug that prevented MacBook Pro battery from charging, Apple has just...
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Daily Crunch: Reddit raises $250M

Reddit raises more funding, Shopify expands payments to Facebook and a study suggests that the Apple Watch might be able to predict COVID diagnoses. This is your Daily Crunch for February 9, 2021. The big story: Reddit raises $250M This latest funding announcement comes after Reddit has returned to the headlines, with the WallStreetBets subreddit playing a crucial role in the spectacular rise and fall of GameStop shares (along with other stocks). The company also ran a five-second Super Bowl ad ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Facebook, Spotify, Florida, Media, Instagram, Funding, US, Tech, Earth, Reddit, Shopify, Gamestop, Eniac Ventures, Mount Sinai


Researchers look to ‘worm blobs’ to improve robotic movement

What, you are no doubt asking, is a worm a blob? Well, it’s a blob of worms, obviously. More specifically, it’s a blob of California blackworms. It’s not a flock, nor a swam nor a school. It’s a big, undulating mass of a Lumbriculus variegatus tangled up, but somehow moving as one. Roboticists, of course, have a long, storied history of drawing inspiration from nature. This time out, a team at Georgia Tech studied the aforementioned worm blob in hopes of learning gaining insight into its unusual...
Tags: California, Tech, Robotics, Worms, Georgia Tech, Daniel Goldman, Yasemin Ozkan Aydin


Some Apple TVs Are Losing the CBS All Access App Next Month

Another app bites the dust on older Apple TVs.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Ios, Ipad, Science, Technology, Apple TV, Chromecast, Itunes, Computing, Cbs, Smart TV, Apple Inc, Digital Media Players, Television Technology, Technology Internet


Prepear Changes Pear Logo to Settle Trademark Dispute With Apple

Prepear, a recipe and meal-planning app, has agreed to change its pear logo to settle an ongoing trademark dispute with Apple, Prepear's co-founder today confirmed to iPhone in Canada. Apple in August opposed Prepear's trademark application, claiming that the company's pear-shaped logo was too similar to Apple's own logo. Image via iPhone in Canada Though Prepear's logo has a pear shape instead of an Apple shape, Apple seems to have taken offense to the right angle of Prepear's leaf in the o...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Canada, Canada Apple, Prepear, Apple Prepear, Super Healthy Kids Prepear, Prepear Changes Pear Logo


Man To Pay $34,000 Damages Over Negative TrustPilot Review

A man who left a negative review of a legal firm on the TrustPilot website has been ordered to pay $34,000 in libel damages. The BBC reports: Philip James Waymouth engaged London law firm Summerfield Browne online to provide advice but was unsatisfied with the service he received. He then left a review accusing the firm of being "another scam solicitor," according to court documents. The firm took legal action, stating that this was untrue and defamatory. The number of business enquiries it rece...
Tags: London, Tech, High Court, Bbc, David Cook, Trustpilot, Waymouth, Summerfield Browne, Philip James Waymouth


Big data VC OpenOcean hits $111.5M for third fund, appoints Ekaterina Almasque to GP

OpenOcean, a European VC which has tended to specialise in big data-oriented startups and deep tech, has reach the €92 million ($111.5 million) mark for its third main venture fund, and is aiming for a final close of €130 million by mid-way this year. LPs in the new fund include the European Investment Fund (EIF), Tesi, pension funds, major family offices and Oxford University’s Corpus Christi College. Ekaterina Almasque — who has already led investments in IQM (superconducting quantum machines)...
Tags: Europe, London, Tech, Michael, Graphcore, European Investment Fund EIF, Samsung Catalyst Fund, OpenOcean, Ekaterina, Henriksson, Ekaterina Almasque, Oxford University 's Corpus Christi College, Almasque, Artificial Intelligence Mapillary, Tom Henriksson, Ralf Wahlsten


YouTube Receives Content-Level Brand Safety Accreditation From Media Rating Council

YouTube Tuesday became the first digital platform to receive accreditation for content-level brand safety from the Media Rating Council. Debbie Weinstein, vice president of YouTube and video global solutions, said in a blog post that the Google-owned video site's multiyear commitment to investing in policy development, staffing and technology led to the accreditation, which followed...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Advertising, Ad Tech, Media Rating Council, Debbie Weinstein, Social Pro Daily


Apple 13.3″ MacBook Air With Apple M1 Chip 256GB SSD For $899 Shipped From B&H

Apple 13.3″ MacBook Air With Apple M1 Chip 256GB SSD For $899 Shipped From B&H This sells for $999 directly from Apple. Apple-designed M1 chip for a giant leap in CPU, GPU, and machine learning performance Go longer than ever with up to 18 hours of battery life 8-core CPU delivers up to 3.5x faster […]
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NASA picks SpaceX Falcon Heavy for $332M mission to launch lunar Gateway components in 2024

NASA has announced that SpaceX will take two major parts of the Gateway lunar orbiter that will function as a pit stop for future moon missions. The Power and Propulsion Element and Habitation and Logistics Outpost — which together will form the first usable lunar space station — will go up in 2024 on a Falcon Heavy, with an estimated price tag of $332 million. The Falcon Heavy, which provides a far larger lift capacity than SpaceX’s now commonly used Falcon 9, has only had two commercial launch...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Nasa, Power, Aerospace, Artemis, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, STP, Arabsat, Lunar Gateway, NASA Northrop Grumman


Sharify makes it super simple to rediscover your city’s social side

The pandemic has upended many aspects of urban life but perhaps the most visible upheaval is to citydwellers’ social lives, with curfews calling time on traditional night life across much of the Western world and social distancing putting a chilly spin on opportunities for getting together with people outside your usual circle. Who knew leaving the house was going to seem like such a mission? Opportunities to escape the city entirely — such as by jetting off somewhere — remain severely limited o...
Tags: Google, Social, Startups, Facebook, Apps, New York City, Tech, Barcelona, Netflix, Banksy, Google Maps, Barcelona Madrid, Zenly, COVID-19, Events Discovery, Sharify


Hyundai shrinks its ‘walking car’ robot to carry cargo, get rides from drones

Hyundai Motor Group is back with a new “walking car” robot that can use its wheels to roll along a path or stand up and navigate tougher terrain on its legs. This time, the concept is designed to carry cargo and is small enough to be carried by a drone. The TIGER robot — short for transforming intelligent ground excursion robot — is the first “uncrewed” ultimate mobility vehicle (UMV) concept to come out of New Horizons Studio, the Mountain View, Calif. facility that is home to Hyundai Motor Gro...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Autodesk, Tiger, Robotics, Hyundai, Suh, Hyundai Motor Group, Mountain View Calif, John Suh, New Horizons Studio


AI Program Claims To Predict COVID-19 Death Rate With 90 Percent Accuracy

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Next Web: Scientists from the University of Copenhagen have developed an AI tool that can predict who'll die from COVID-19 with up to 90% accuracy. It also predicted whether someone who's admitted to hospital with COVID-19 will need a respirator with 80% accuracy. The researchers fed the system health data from almost 4,000 COVID-19 patients in Denmark to train it to find patterns in their medical histories. Unsurprisingly, BMI and age were the most d...
Tags: Tech, Denmark, University of Copenhagen, COVID


Apple Offering Free Battery Replacements for 2016-2017 MacBook Pros That Can't Charge Past 1%

Apple today released macOS Big Sur 11.2.1 to address an issue that may prevent the battery from charging in some 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro models, and the company has since shared a new support document with more details. Apple says a "very small number of customers" with 2016 and 2017 models of the 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro have experienced an issue with the battery not charging past 1%. The battery health status on affected notebooks will indicate "Service Recommended." To identify yo...
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