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Drivers Are 24% More Likely To Speed When Using Adaptive Cruise Control

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Back in the mid-'90s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration evaluated [adaptive cruise control (ACC)], logging 35,000 test miles (56,000 km). [ACC uses forward-looking radar to control the distance to a vehicle in front of it.] The NHTSA found that "ACC is remarkably attractive to most drivers. The research indicates that, because ACC is so pleasing, people tend to utilize it over a broad range of conditions and to adopt tactics...
Tags: Boston, Tech, Volvo, Nhtsa, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, IIHS


Google welcomes third-party developers' Tiles to Wear OS

Google has announced that the Jetpack Tiles library, which third-party developers can use to create custom Wear OS Tiles, is in alpha.
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Apple's Giving Up on Its Original HomePod Smart Speaker

Apple is reportedly discontinuing its original HomePod smart speaker as the company pivots focus to the HomePod mini, its smaller and...
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Another Google Chrome 0-Day Bug Found Actively Exploited In-the-Wild

Google has addressed yet another actively exploited zero-day in Chrome browser, marking the second such fix released by the company within a month. The browser maker on Friday shipped 89.0.4389.90 for Windows, Mac, and Linux, which is expected to be rolling out over the coming days/weeks to all users. While the update contains a total of five security fixes, the most important flaw rectified by [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
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Apple stops selling the original HomePod to concentrate on the Mini

Nearly four years after it was first announced, Apple is discontinuing its original HomePod smart speaker. The company said it wants to concentrate on the $99 HomePod Mini. As TechCrunch noted, Apple took almost five years in building this device. It even built the largest anechoic chamber for commercial use in the US to test the device’s audio capability. When it launched, the audiophile community also noted that Apple’s speakers stand tall against proven devices in the hi-fi audio segment. Tha...
Tags: Apple, Startups, US, Plugged


How to use Apple CarPlay and use your iPhone apps hands-free while driving

Apple CarPlay lets you go hands free by connecting your iPhone and apps to your car's touchscreen. Will Ireland/MacFormat Magazine/Future via Getty Images To use Apple CarPlay, your car must support the feature and your iPhone needs to be running iOS 7.1 or higher. CarPlay is a custom iOS interface that presents important apps and information from your iPhone on the car's touchscreen. Once connected, you can run apps that are optimized for CarPlay on your car's screen, navigat...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Bluetooth, Trends, Siri, iOS 7, Waze, Carplay, Apple Carplay, Dave Johnson, Fabrice Coffrini, Getty Images How, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference


Apple Discontinuing Full-Sized HomePod to Focus on HomePod Mini

Apple is planning to discontinue the standard HomePod to focus exclusively on the HomePod mini, reports TechCrunch. First introduced four years ago, Apple's larger ‌HomePod‌ has never sold well because of its high price tag. Apple hoped that the ‌HomePod‌'s high-quality sound would give it an edge over competing products, but sales of the ‌HomePod‌ have always been lackluster with so many more affordable options on the market. Apple has been selling the ‌HomePod‌ for $299, but it was original...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Siri, United States, Apple Online Store, HomePod, Apple Online Store Apple Retail Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers Apple


Apple Discontinues Full-Sized HomePod to Focus on HomePod Mini

Apple has discontinued the standard HomePod to focus exclusively on the HomePod mini, reports TechCrunch. First introduced four years ago, Apple's larger ‌HomePod‌ has never sold well because of its high price tag. Apple hoped that the ‌HomePod‌'s high-quality sound would give it an edge over competing products, but sales of the ‌HomePod‌ have always been lackluster with so many more affordable options on the market. Apple has been selling the ‌HomePod‌ for $299, but it was originally priced ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Siri, United States, Apple Online Store, HomePod, Apple Online Store Apple Retail Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers Apple


'Reliable Robotics' Startup Wants To Fill the Skies With Cargo-Filled Robot Planes

nickwinlund77 shares a report from Bloomberg: There's nothing unusual looking about the 38-foot-long cargo plane that's been flying around Northern California for the past month. But the insides of the Cessna 208 have undergone a sci-fi makeover, resulting in a plane that's been taxiing, taking off, maneuvering in the air, and landing without a pilot. The machinery and software that let it fly on its own come from a startup called Reliable Robotics Corp., which has spent four years working on au...
Tags: Spacex, Tech, Bloomberg, Robert Rose, Northern California, Rose, Cessna, Los Altos Calif, Tesla Inc, Juerg Frefel, Reliable Robotics Corp


Microsoft Investigates Whether Leaked 'Proof of Concept' Attack Code Contributed to Exchange Hack

Hackers may have gotten their hands on inside intel that Microsoft shared with its security partners to exploit vulnerabilities in the company’s widely used email and calendaring software Exchange, according to a Friday Wall Street Journal report. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Microsoft, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Computing, Wall Street Journal, Cyberwarfare, Cyberattacks, Computer Security, Zero Day, Computer Network Security, United States Federal Government Data Breach, Technology Internet


Disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' trial could be delayed by pregnancy

Holmes is on trial for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and patients while at the helm of blood-testing startupThe alleged Theranos fraudster Elizabeth Holmes is pregnant, according to a new court filing, potentially delaying her trial by several weeks. Continue reading...
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Apple gives up on its original HomePod in favor of the $99 mini

Apple is pulling the plug on its pricey HomePod smart speaker.
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5 things you didn’t know your Samsung phone could do

Samsung phones are popular for a reason -- they offer a ton of features, many hidden. Here are some things you didn't know your Samsung phone could do.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, One UI, Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S21


Court Ruling Suspends U.S. Ban on Investment in Xiaomi

(Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Friday temporarily blocked the Department of Defense from forcing American investors to divest holdings in...
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Court Ruling Suspends U.S. Ban on Investment in Xiaomi: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - A federal judge temporarily blocked the U.S. Department of Defense from restricting U.S. investment in Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi...
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Apple discontinues original HomePod, will focus on mini

After 4 years on the market, Apple has discontinued its original HomePod. It says that it will continue to produce and focus on the HomePod mini, introduced last year. The larger HomePod offered a beefier sound space but the mini has been very well received and clearly accomplishes many of the duties that the larger version was tasked with. The sound is super solid (especially for the size) and it offers access to Siri, Apple’s assistant feature. The original HomePod was a feat of audio engineer...
Tags: Apple, TC, US, Siri, Tech, United States, Computing, Speaker, Cupertino, Homekit, Assistant, Apple Inc, Siri Apple, AppleCare, Intelligent Assistant, Brian Heater


Microsoft's Edge Browser Will Match Chrome's Upcoming Four-Week Release Cycle

Microsoft is going to adjust its release cycles for Microsoft Edge to match the every-four-weeks release cadence for Chrome that Google announced last week. The Verge reports: "As contributors to the Chromium project, we look forward to the new 4-week major release cycle cadence that Google announced to help deliver that innovation to our customers even faster," Microsoft said in a blog post on Friday. The change will go into effect with Edge 94, which is targeted for a September release. Google...
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Google and Microsoft's public squabble over who's the worst is giving us life right now, not gonna lie

Weapons-grade hypocrisy on one side, opportunistic hand-wringing about the press on the other Video Google and Microsoft were locked in a rare public war of words on Friday as the US House subcommittee on antitrust held a hearing to discuss how Big Tech has impacted the media.…
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Sony PS5 Is 'Currently the Fastest Selling Hardware Platform' In US History, NPD Says

On Friday, NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella tweeted that the PS5 is currently the fastest selling hardware platform" in U.S. history, in terms of total dollar sales. CNET reports: Piscatella didn't share an exact dollar amount for the PS5 but noted that consumer spending across video game hardware, software and accessories has already totaled $9.3 billion this year. Sony didn't include specific sales figures in its earnings report last month, but the company did indicate it shipped 4.5 million P...
Tags: US, Tech, Sony, Nintendo, Cnet, NPD Group, NPD, Bowser, Hiroki Totoki, Piscatella, PS5, Mat Piscatella


Daily Crunch: Marco Rubio sides with Amazon workers

A prominent Republican senator weighs in on Amazon’s labor disputes, Microsoft reports a security vulnerability in Exchange and we examine ByteDance’s gaming strategy. This is your Daily Crunch for March 12, 2021. The big story: Marco Rubio sides with Amazon workers Senator Marco Rubio published an op-ed in USA Today declaring his support for workers in Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, as they seek to unionize. It’s surprising for a Republican senator to throw his weight behind a nasce...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Congress, Boston, US, Tech, Tesla, Policy, Marco Rubio, Bmw, Usa Today, Musk, Alex Wilhelm, Rubio, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, ARR


Chinese Sweet Coconut Buns Recipe

We immigrated to the United States when I was four years old, which is FOURTY FOUR YEARS AGO. Growing up Chinese in the midwest was no easy feat, especially for my Mom. She didn’t know but a few words of English, in a strange land where we were just one of two Asian families in the entire city. Not only did she have to navigate daily life with just a dictionary and a list of everyday phrases on paper (we didn’t have Google Translate back then), but he was mother to a me and my baby brother.  Foo...
Tags: Google, Food, Giveaways, Hong Kong, United States, Anthropology, Mom, Alice, Don


How to receive money on Cash App by requesting or accepting payments

With Cash App, you can quickly send money to friends, like when you need to split a check. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images You can receive money on Cash App by accepting a payment or sending a request. To get money from Cash App to your bank account, you need to "Cash Out." Before you can start, you need to have your bank account linked to the app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Square's Cash App is a mobile peer-to-peer payment app, like Venmo, that allows yo...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Money, Trends, Paypal, Square, Venmo, Tech Insider, Cash App, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Melanie Weir, Smartphones (Reference, Thomas Barwick Getty


Maribel Verdú Joins The Flash as Barry Allen’s Mother

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Maribel Verdú joins The Flash as Barry Allen’s mother With Kiersey Clemons’ Iris West being confirmed to return for the film earlier this week, the cast for the Ezra Miller-led The Flash is getting a new addition as Goya Award winner Maribel Verdú (Pan’s Labyrinth) has signed on to star as the Scarlet Speedster’s mother, according to The Hollywood Reporter. RELATED: Kiersey Clemons Confirmed to Return for DC’s The Flash Movie Unfortunately, while the film has found the...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, London, Movies, Justice, Ben Affleck, West, Justice League, Batman, Warner Bros, Barry, Cw, Michael Keaton, Joss Whedon, Goya, Miller


MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Is Trying To Launch a Social Media Site, and It's Already Resulted In a Legal Threat

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Daily Beast: MyPillow founder and staunch Trump ally Mike Lindell plans to launch a social network of his own in the next few weeks, creating a haven for the kind of pro-Trump conspiracy theories that have been banned on more prominent social-media sites. On Lindell's "Vocl" social media platform, users will be free to claim that a supercomputer stole the election from Donald Trump, or that vaccines are a tool of the devil. Any new social media networ...
Tags: Tech, Donald Trump, Christ, The Daily Beast, Trump, Lindell, Mike Lindell, Vocl, Creatd Inc, YouTube Vocal, Creatd


Extra Crunch roundup: Coupang and Roblox debut, driving GPT-3 adoption, startup how-tos, more

Extra Crunch publishes a variety of article types, but how-tos are my favorite category. For many entrepreneurs, the startup they are trying to get off the ground might be only the second entry on their resume. As a result, they don’t have much experience to draw from when it comes to basics like hiring, fundraising and growth marketing. Last week, Natasha Mascarenhas interviewed experts who had some strategic advice for finding the right time to bring a product manager on board. This afternoon,...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Ecommerce, Europe, Entrepreneurship, India, Global, Tech, Bloomberg, Artificial Intelligence, SaaS, How To, Venture Capital, SEC, Jaguar, Alex


What is Bumble Boost? How to use the dating app's paid features to get more matches

A Bumble logo seen displayed on a smartphone. Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Bumble Boost is a paid subscription offered by Bumble that gives unlimited swiping, swipe undos, and more. If you're willing to pay more, you can also get Bumble Premium, which gives even more features. Bumble Boost is only available to iOS users worldwide, and Android users in Australia, New Zealand, and the UK. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. A lot has ch...
Tags: Ios, Android, UK, Trends, Dating Apps, Bumble, Australia New Zealand, Tech Insider, Igor Golovniov, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Melanie Weir, Bumble Premium, Bumble Boost


Elon Musk's Awful Tweets Are the Subject of Yet Another Lawsuit

Elon Musk’s tweets have landed him in hot water with shareholders—again. This time, he and the Tesla board are staring down a suit from one disgruntled investor who claims some of the CEO’s tweets violate a 2019 settlement Musk had reached with the Securities and Exchange Commission meant to temper his public missives…Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, Corporate Governance, Hyperloop, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Business Finance, Businesspeople, Criticism Of Tesla, Views Of Elon Musk


Crowdfunding limits are poised to change next week, but most VCs aren’t paying attention — yet

Passion Capital, the early-stage venture firm in London, told TechCrunch earlier this week that — in an apparent first for a European fund —  it plans to crowdfund the final stage of its third and latest vehicle. Specifically, it’s carving out around half a million dollars for anyone who wants to invest in the vehicle, as long as they are a high net worth individual. Firm founder Eileen Burbidge says the firm was inspired by developments it has seen here in the U.S. that are opening venture capi...
Tags: TC, London, Senate, Tech, Venture Capital, SEC, Biden, Eileen Burbidge, TechCrunch, Mike Sullivan, Gary Gensler, Orrick


Theranos: Elizabeth Holmes' pregnancy expected to delay her trial

Holmes is on trial for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and patients while at the helm of blood-testing startupThe alleged Theranos fraudster Elizabeth Holmes is pregnant, according to a new court filing, potentially delaying her trial by several weeks. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, US news, Silicon Valley, US crime, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes


COVID-19: One Year Later — How To Network And Thrive During A Crisis, Featuring Anjie Vichayanonda

If you're interested in getting a candid perspective of how other lawyers have juggled their work and personal lives during the pandemic, check out this book.
Tags: Technology, Law, Renwei Chung, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Anjie Vichayanonda



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