White House Reportedly Plans To Name Amazon Foe Lina Khan To FTC

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: US President Joe Biden is reportedly planning to nominate antitrust scholar Lina Khan to the Federal Trade Commission, a move that would indicate his administration is open to aggressive antitrust regulation not only generally but specifically against Amazon and other Big Tech firms. At present, Khan is an associate law professor at Columbia Law School. Khan vaulted directly to antitrust superstardom in 2017 while she was still a law student...
Tags: Google, Amazon, White House, US, Tech, Joe Biden, House, The New York Times, Khan, Biden, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Tim Wu, Wu, Rohit Chopra, Amazon Apple Facebook

Two New Apple Silicon MacBooks Expected to Enter Mass Production in Second Half of 2021

Apple is planning redesigned 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models powered by Apple silicon for release in the second half of 2021, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, and a Nikkei Asia report today lends credence to that timeframe. In a report focused on Apple slashing iPhone 12 orders from suppliers, the publication briefly noted that Apple has pushed back mass production of the two new MacBooks from May or June until the second half of the year. The report refers to the notebooks as "MacBo...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Featured, Intel, Macbook, Mark Gurman, Macbook Pro, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, MacBook Pro 13, MacBook Pro Don, Macbook Pro 16,, Apple Silicon, Touch Bar Bloomberg

iPhone 12 Mini Faces Production Cut Due to 'Far Lower' Demand Than Expected

Apple is cutting orders for all iPhones by around 20% compared to its plans in December, with the iPhone 12 mini making up the majority of the cutback, according to Nikkei Asia. In line with previous reports, the publication claims that demand for the iPhone 12 mini has been "far lower than Apple initially expected." The report claims that Apple initially aimed to secure components for up to 96 million iPhones for the first half of 2021, including the entire iPhone 12 lineup and older models ...
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Man who fell through ice in Somersworth was rescued thanks to his Apple Watch

Stories about Apple Watch changing people’s lives are becoming more and more frequent, and this time the smartwatch helped a man save...
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Apple starts assembling iPhone 12 in India

Apple is beginning to assemble the iPhone 12 in India as it ramps up its production capacity in the world’s second largest smartphone market. Foxconn, a contract manufacturing partner of Apple, is assembling the iPhone 12 model — though currently no other iPhone 12 model — Pro and Pro Max, and Mini — in the country. The move underscores how India is emerging as a big production hub for global smartphone makers. Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo, and OnePlus have been assembling their smartphone models...
Tags: Apple, TC, Asia, Hardware, China, India, Tech, New Delhi, Foxconn, Bangalore, Apple India, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Wistron, Jayanth Kolla, Convergence Catalyst, Iphone 12

Best cheap iPhone 11 deals for March 2021

Now's the time to shop for iPhone 11 deals and iPhone 11 Pro deals -- and we've got them all right here.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Mobile, Trends, iPhone 11, Iphone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, Commerce 2020, Evergreen Deals

Audi Q4 E-Tron electric crossover will have a dynamic AR heads-up display

Filed under: Green,Audi,Technology,Electric Continue reading Audi Q4 E-Tron electric crossover will have a dynamic AR heads-up display Audi Q4 E-Tron electric crossover will have a dynamic AR heads-up display originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 9 Mar 2021 20:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
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Taiwan Has Enough Water To Keep Chipmakers Humming Till May

Hmmmmmm shares a report from Bloomberg: Taiwan offered reassurances Monday it has sufficient water reserves to keep a giant tech industry led by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. humming till late May, when monsoon rains arrive to alleviate its worst drought in decades. The island should have enough water to supply the public and industry till then though precipitation is likely to fall short of average historical levels, Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua told reporters Monday. The ...
Tags: Tech, Bloomberg, Taiwan, TSMC, Tainan, General Motors Co, Volkswagen AG, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Wang, Hsinchu City, MediaTek Inc, Wang Mei hua, Pacific Ocean Taiwan, Central Weather Bureau Read

IPR Joinder Estoppel (Sometimes)

Uniloc 2017 v. Facebook (Fed. Cir. 2021) The PTAB sided with Facebook in this inter partes review proceeding.  Finding most of the claims in Uniloc’s US8995433 unpatentably obvious.  On appeal, Uniloc raised two main issues: Procedure: Whether Facebook, as well as WhatsApp and LG, should have been estopped from bringing the IPR challenges under 35 USC § 315(e)(1).  Inherent to this question is whether the estoppel question is barred by the “no appeal” provision of Section 314(d). Substance: W...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Law, Lg, Patent, Usc, Board, IPR, PTAB, Uniloc, Credit Acceptance, Facebook Fed, Uniloc 2017, FB IPR

Watch this mind-blowing footage of an FPV drone at a bowling alley

Check out this amazing short film shot by an FPV drone speeding through a bowling alley. The skillful maneuvers and superb choreography won't fail to impress.
Tags: Photography, News, Trends, Drones, FPV, Fpv Drone, First-person View

HTC Now Seems To Be Teasing Vive Lip-Tracking

HTC's latest tease on its Twitter account looks related to the lip-tracking module for its Vive headsets. UploadVR reports: Paired with last week's tease that included the message "It's your move," plus numerous replies that use the word 'tracking' and even a more recent reference to Avatar, it certainly seems like HTC is teasing new add-ons for its existing Vive headsets, rather than an all-new device. HTC revealed the lip-tracking module for Vive all the way back at GDC 2019. At the time the...
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New 11-Inch iPad Case Found at Target as Rumors Swirl About Upcoming Refresh

With rumors swirling about an upcoming iPad Pro refresh, which may be announced as part of an alleged Apple Event on Tuesday, March 23, it appears that at least one accessory maker has already started preparing. A photo shared on Reddit today shows what appears to be a Speck folio that is listed as being compatible with an as-yet-unannounced 2021 model of an 11-inch iPad, in addition to the 11-inch iPad Pro and the 10.9-inch iPad Air. The user who submitted the photo said they found the folio...
Tags: Apple, Reddit, Target, DigiTimes, iPad Pro 11

2021 iPad Pro Case Found at Target as Rumors Swirl About Upcoming Refresh

With rumors swirling about an upcoming iPad Pro refresh, which may be announced as part of an alleged Apple Event on Tuesday, March 23, it appears that at least one accessory maker has already started preparing. A photo shared on Reddit today shows what appears to be a Speck folio that is listed as being compatible with an as-yet-unannounced 2021 model of the 11-inch iPad Pro, in addition to older models of the 11-inch iPad Pro and the 10.9-inch iPad Air. The user who submitted the photo said...
Tags: Apple, Reddit, Target, DigiTimes, iPad Pro 11

Audience engagement startup Trufan raises $2.3M

Trufan, a startup selling tools helping marketers analyze their social followings and collect audience data, announced today that it has raised a $2.3 million seed round. Despite raising a relatively small amount of funding ($4.1 million total), Trufan has already made two notable acquisitions. First, it acquired the SocialRank product and business in 2019, allowing it to offer capabilities like showing brands their most valuable social media followers. Then last year, it acquired, whic...
Tags: Apple, Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Advertising Tech, Funding, Tech, Chicago Bulls, Das, Derrick Favors, Goswami, MonetA, Moneta Ventures, Recent Funding, Swish Goswami, Trufan

Hackers Target Surveillance Firm, Exposing 150,000 Live Camera Feeds in Hospitals, Jails, and Tesla

A hacker group claims to have broken into the networks of cloud-based surveillance startup Verkada, gaining unfiltered access to thousands and thousands of live security camera feeds in the process.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Tesla, Cybercrime, Internet Security, Computing, Hacker, Cloudflare, Cyberwarfare, Matthew, Matthew Prince, Computer Security, Verkada, Tillie Kottmann, Security Hacker

Amazon Expands Its Palm Recognition Payment Tech To More of Its Stores

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Amazon One, the technology that lets customers pay in shops by scanning their palm, is expanding to more stores in the greater Seattle area. The company says it's available starting today in its 4-star store in Lynnwood, and in the coming weeks, Amazon One is also coming to its Amazon Books store in Bellevue and its 4-star and Pop Up stores in South Lake Union. In total, 12 of Amazon's physical stores will soon feature the technology. The e-c...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Bellevue, Seattle, Palm, Amazon Books, Lynnwood, South Lake Union, Amazon One

Daily Crunch: Dropbox acquires DocSend for $165M

Dropbox acquires a secure document-sharing startup, Sonos announces a new speaker and Google makes hotel listings free. This is your Daily Crunch for March 9, 2021. The big story: Dropbox acquires DocSend for $165M Dropbox already acquired electronic signature company HelloSign in 2019. By acquiring DocSend — which allows customers to share and track documents using a secure link — it’s giving its platform an end-to-end, secure document-sharing workflow. “We’re announcing that we’re acquiring ...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Europe, Drew Houston, Tech, Dropbox, Hamilton, Jbl, Chris Torres, GPT, DocSend, Hellosign, Arlan Hamilton, Backstage Capital, Wefarm

Apple Podcasts App Lets Users 'Follow' New Content Instead of 'Subscribe' in iOS 14.5

Apple is making a small but notable change to the way listeners can sign up to get updates on new podcast content, with the company changing the word "Subscribe" to "Follow" in the Podcasts app in iOS 14.5. The wording shift in the Podcasts app was highlighted by podnews, with the site pointing out that the word "Subscribe" could have misled Podcasts users into thinking that the podcasts cost money to listen to. In the current iOS 14.5 beta, tapping on the three dot menu item when viewing a ...
Tags: Apple, Tom Webster, Ios 14, Spotify Audible Amazon Music

Dominique Fishback Joins Apple’s The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey

Dominique Fishback joins Apple’s The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey On the heels of her breakout roles in HBO’s The Deuce, Netflix’s Project Power and WB’s Judas and the Black Messiah, Dominique Fishback has found another major role to add to her resumé as she joins the cast for Apple’s miniseries adaptation of The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey: Samuel L. Jackson Leads New Apple TV+ Miniseries ...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, TV, Movies, Disney, TV News, Streaming, Jackson, Marvel Studios, Samuel L Jackson, Jackie Brown, Robyn, Judas, WB, Walter Mosley, Ptolemy

Layoffs hit HuffPost

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where we track the big stories in media and advertising.Remember you can sign up to get this newsletter daily here. This week:HuffPost layoffsSnap's comebackMedia startups to watch Jonah Peretti Lucy Nicholson/Reuters HuffPost layoffs Layoffs are hitting HuffPost, just weeks after the publisher was acquired by digital rival BuzzFeed, Steven Perlberg reports.The layoffs involve nearly 50 in the US and fulfill fears of sta...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, London, Media, Buzzfeed, California, Advertising, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jonah Peretti, WPP, Nordic, Snap, Reuters

1Password for Mac Updated With Apple Silicon Support

AgileBits today released a new version of popular password management app 1Password, with the updated Mac software now able to run natively on Apple's M1 Macs. Version 7.8 of the 1Password app adds native support for Apple silicon, which is something AgileBits has been working on since Apple first debuted its newest machines. ‌M1‌ support has previously been available in the beta version of 1Password.Greetings and salutations, everyone! We've been hard at work on a bucketload of fixes and imp...
Tags: Apple, 1password, Apple Silicon, Ted Lasso Additionally

Google Kills Google Pay, Replaces It With 'Worse, Less Functional' Service Named Google Pay (slashdot)

"The new Google Pay app came out of beta this week, and it marks the first step in a major upheaval in the Google Pay service," writes Ars Technica, complaining "Google is killing one perfectly fine service and replacing it with a worse, less functional service." The fun, confusing wrinkle here is that the new and old services are both called "Google Pay...." The old Google Pay service that has been around for years is dying. The app will be shut down in the U.S. on April 5... - If you want t...
Tags: Google, News, Ars Technica, Google Music, Nfc, Youtube Music, EditorDavid

Songclip raises $11M to bring more licensed music to social media

The team behind Songclip thinks that social media could use more music. Yes, music is a big part of the experience on a handful of apps like TikTok and Triller, but Songclip co-founder and COO John vanSuchtelen told me, “That is not the end of how music is going to be a feature, that is a beginning.” He added, “In the next nine to 12 months … just like you never have a phone without a camera, you’re not going to have an app without music clips as a feature when you make videos.” That’s what va...
Tags: Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Mobile, Media, Funding, Tech, Vsco, Simon Garfunkel, Blacker, AJR, Steve Greenberg, Triller, Jason Flom, Gregg Smith, John vanSuchtelen

Zego, the tech-enabled commercial motor insurer, raises $150M at $1.1B valuation

Zego, the insurtech that got its start by offering flexible motorbike insurance for gig economy workers but has since expanded with a range of tech-enabled commercial motor insurance products, has raised $150 million. Leading the London-based company’s C round — giving it a $1.1 billion valuation and a unicorn status — is DST Global. Other new backers include General Catalyst, whose founder and MD, Joel Cutler, joins Zego’s board. Notably, I’m told all existing investors followed on, including W...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, London, Tech, General Catalyst, DST Global, Sten, Auto Insurance, Tom Stafford, Insurtech, Joel Cutler, Dott, Zego, Sten Saar

Jobandtalent takes $120M from Softbank to enter the US market

Spain’s Jobandtalent, a digital temp staffing agency startup which operates a dual-sided platform that matches temps with employers needing casual labor in sectors like ecommerce, warehousing, logistics and manufacturing, has grabbed €100 million (~$120M) in Series D funding from SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2. Previous investors — including Atomico, Seek, DN Capital, InfraVia, Quadrille, Kibo and FJ Labs — also participated in the round. The new raise fast-follows a $108M top up to Jobandtalent’s Ser...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Europe, Softbank, US, Tech, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Logistics, Santander, Hiring, Jobandtalent, Blackrock, Bayer

Investors get a rise out of Walmart’s agreement to stock more Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat shares soared today on the heels of an announcement that Walmart is beefing up its relationship with the purveyor of meatless protein patties, sausages, and balls. 900 stores will now be stocking Beyond Meat’s hot Italian sausages and its party packs of beefless burgers — those grilling delectations for the omnivores, vegetarians and vegans who no longer want to ask “Where’s the beef?” Beyond Meat’s increased distribution at Walmart stores is the second jump in production over the pa...
Tags: TC, Restaurants, America, Tech, Walmart, Companies, United States, Pizza Hut, Mcdonalds, Pepsico, Kfc, Beyond Meat, Taco Bell, McDonald, Pepsi, Yum Brands

Polymer Cables Could Replace Thunderbolt and USB, Deliver More Than Twice the Speed

New submitter Obipale shares a report from Apple Insider: Researchers are working on a cabling system that could provide data transfer speeds multiple times faster than existing USB connections using an extremely thin polymer cable, in a system that echoes the design path of Thunderbolt. Presented at the February IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, the research aims to develop a connection type that offers far better connectivity than current methods. In part, it aims to accompli...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Jack Holloway, Obipale

Cloud Gaming Platform Shadow Has Filed for Bankruptcy, a 'Victim of Its Success'

The company behind the cloud gaming platform Shadow has filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. and receivership in France, according to 9to5Google. Shadow recently posted an update to its blog confirming that it was undergoing a “reorganization” to get rid of the debt it had amassed building its cloud gaming platform in…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, France, Cloud Computing, Software, Steam, Computing, Nvidia, Gizmodo, Cloud Gaming, Business Finance, GeForce Now, Fictional Characters, The Shadow, Google Stadia, In Video Gaming

LG Hopes To Make New Battery Cells For Tesla In 2023 In US or Europe

LG's battery division is planning to build advanced battery cells for Tesla's electric vehicles in 2023 and is considering potential production sites in the U.S. and Europe, according to Reuters. From the report: Tesla has not yet agreed to a deal that would expand LG's role in its supply chain beyond China, one of the sources said. Last week, the Korean battery maker told Korean reporters it plans to build a U.S. factory where it would make battery cells for EVs and energy storage systems, to c...
Tags: Europe, Elon Musk, China, US, Tech, Tesla, Spain, Panasonic, Lg, Reuters, LG Chem, Giga Berlin

Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 14.4.1 With Security Fixes (mac rumors)

Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.4.1, minor security updates that comes more than a month after the release of the iOS 14.4 update. The iOS and iPadOS 14.4.1 updates can be downloaded for free and the software is available on all eligible devices over-the-air in the Settings app. To access the new software, go to Settings > General > Software Update. According to Apple's release notes, the update provides important security updates and is recommended for all users. Apple's security...
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