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H&M removed from Chinese apps over Xinjiang cotton boycott

H&M has been removed by major e-commerce and service apps in China after a Communist Party organization barraged it for a statement expressing “deep concern” over allegations of forced labor in Xinjiang’s cotton industry. On Thursday morning, a search for “H&M” yielded zero results on e-commerce platforms including Alibaba’s Taobao, JD.com and Pinduoduo, Meituan’s shop-listing app Dianping, map apps from Tencent and Baidu, among other major online platforms in China. A search for “H&M” returned...
Tags: Government, China, Tech, Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, Xinjiang, Taobao, Communist Party, Muslim Uyghur, Communist Youth League, Uyghur, Pinduoduo Meituan


Apple ad touts iPhone 12’s Ceramic Shield screen, but how about scratches?

Apple's latest iPhone 12 ad highlights the handset's durable display and features one of those endless body wiggles that you sometimes do to save your phone.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Iphone 12, Ceramic Shield


Gillmor Gang: Grifters Paradise

The other day, I attended a celebration of one of the pioneers of collaboration technology, Ray Ozzie. The father of Lotus Notes, Ozzie left Lotus and his startup firm Iris after a hostile takeover by IBM, and eventually joined Microsoft when that company acquired his next startup, Groove. By “attended” I mean a virtual event put on by the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley. Ray’s peers and partners gathered in a Zoom chat, with a tour of Ray’s early days including amazing hardware lik...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Spotify, Video, London, Microsoft, Tech, Dave, Bill Gates, Ibm, Evans, Gillmor Gang, Andreessen Horowitz, Bill, Lotus


iPhone 13: Potential design, release date for Apple's iPhone 13 leaked

A potential design of Apple's new iPhone 13 has been leaked online, with speculation the company will likely launch the new device in the third week of September.Tech website MacRumors released a photo of what is rumoured to be... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Business


How Tesla's Bizarre Swipe-To-Drive Gear Selector Works

Tesla's touchscreen-based gear-selector system, which is debuting on the updated Model S and Model X vehicles, has been revealed today. The Verge explains how it works: Tesla decided to remove the gear-selector stalk from the steering wheel and is going to try to automate shifting between park, reverse, neutral, and drive (PRND). The company said there would be an option on the touchscreen as a backup, but it wasn't until today that we had a sense of exactly what that looks like. Instead of touc...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Musk


Ron Livingston Replacing Billy Crudup as Henry Allen in The Flash

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Ron Livingston replacing Billy Crudup as Henry Allen in The Flash Nearly two weeks after word first broke that the titular hero’s father would be recast and an actress had been found to portray his mother, DC Extended Universe’s The Flash has found its replacement for Billy Crudup as Henry Allen in the form of Golden Globe nominee Ron Livingston (A Million Little Things), according to Variety. RELATED: Holy Knightmare! Michael Keaton Uncertain About Batman Return Word ...
Tags: Apple, Hbo, London, Movies, Justice, Ben Affleck, West, Justice League, Batman, Warner Bros, Barry, Cw, Michael Keaton, Joss Whedon, Miller, Ezra Miller


Free Software Advocates Seek Removal of Richard Stallman and Entire FSF Board

AmiMoJo shares a report from Ars Technica: Richard Stallman's return to the Free Software Foundation's board of directors has drawn condemnation from many people in the free software community. An open letter signed by hundreds of people today called for Stallman to be removed again and for the FSF's entire board to resign. Letter signers include Neil McGovern, GNOME Foundation executive director and former Debian Project Leader; Deb Nicholson, general manager of the Open Source Initiative; Matt...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Slashdot, FSF, Matthew Garrett, Stallman, Richard Stallman, Foss, X Org Foundation, Free Software Foundation, GNOME Foundation, Deb Nicholson, Debian Project, Neil McGovern, Molly De Blanc, FSF Board


Apple Shares 'Fumble' Ad Highlighting iPhone 12 Ceramic Shield

Apple today shared a new ad that focuses on the iPhone 12's durability, specifically highlighting the Ceramic Shield display, which is meant to be tougher than standard smartphone glass. In the ad, a woman's ‌iPhone 12‌ slips out of her hand and she fumbles with it for several seconds before it flies out of her grip and lands on the ground, coming away unscathed. "‌iPhone 12‌ with Ceramic Shield. Tougher than any smartphone glass. Relax, it's the iPhone," reads the video's caption. All of the...
Tags: Apple, Corning, Apple Ads


Apple Shares 'Fumble' Shot on iPhone Ad Highlighting iPhone 12 Ceramic Shield

Apple today shared a new ad that focuses on the iPhone 12's durability, specifically highlighting the Ceramic Shield display, which is meant to be tougher than standard smartphone glass. In the ad, a woman's ‌iPhone 12‌ slips out of her hand and she fumbles with it for several seconds before it flies out of her grip and lands on the ground, coming away unscathed. "‌iPhone 12‌ with Ceramic Shield. Tougher than any smartphone glass. Relax, it's the iPhone," reads the video's caption. All of the...
Tags: Apple, Corning, Apple Ads


Google’s Post-Cookie Targeting Plans Stumble at a GDPR Hurdle

The clock is ticking for the online ad industry to transition to more privacy-centric ways as Google prepares to withdraw support for third-party cookies in its Chrome browser next year. For some, the window of preparation will be a little tighter as the industry grapples with new ad targeting standards and how they align with...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Ad Tech


'Wright Brothers Moment': NASA To Fly Ingenuity Mars Helicopter in Early April

The US space agency says it expects now to fly the first helicopter on Mars in early April. From a report: The little chopper was carried to the Red Planet by the Perseverance rover, which made its dramatic landing in Jezero Crater just over a month ago. Called Ingenuity, the 1.8kg, twin-rotor aircraft will attempt a series of short hops in Mars' rarefied air. If successful, it would represent something of a "Wright Brothers moment", says Nasa. This is a reference of course to Orville and Wilbur...
Tags: US, Tech, Nasa, Mars, Wright Brothers, Wright, Orville, Wilbur Wright, Jezero, Farah Alibay We


The best ring tone apps for Android

Android phones come with built-in sounds to signal phone calls, but you can customize them with original ring tones. Here are the best apps to help you along.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Trends, Buying Guides, Ringtone, Andorid apps


Daily Crunch: Don’t panic about Slack’s new Connect feature

Slack launches a new direct messaging feature, Amazon Web Services gets a new leader and we round up our favorite Y Combinator startups. This is your Daily Crunch for March 24, 2021. The big story: Don’t panic about Slack’s new Connect feature Slack recently launched the new direct messaging feature Connect, which is supposed to enable employees “at more than 74,000 organizations and counting” to message anyone “inside or outside their company.” I don’t know about you, but that sounds like the...
Tags: TC, Facebook, China, Tech, Crypto, Amazon Web Services, Slack, Cto, Hopper, Don, Andy Jassy, Tom Chavez, Ketch, Adam Selipsky, Daily Crunch, Vivek Vaidya


The Curious Case of Qualcomm's Rumored Nintendo Switch Clone

More than four years after its launch, the Nintendo Switch remains a unicorn among video game consoles. But that hasn’t stopped a lot of companies from dreaming about trying to capture some of that Switch magic for themselves, and now it seems Qualcomm may attempt to clone Nintendo’s hybrid device.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Samsung, NEC, Epic, Computing, Sony, Nvidia, Nintendo, Dell, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Nintendo Switch, Joy Con


Seeking nominations for the advertising and marketing execs helping their companies prepare for a data-privacy world

Alphabet Inc.'s Google logo. Ng Han Guan/AP Photo Insider is looking for the top ad executives at the forefront of navigating data and privacy. They could be pioneering things like a new contextual targeting approach or a first-party database. Submit your nomination by 9 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 31. See more stories on Insider's business page. Data has long been a buzzy word in advertising, but it's never been as critical as it is today.Google and plans to phase out mains...
Tags: Apple, Google, Media, Privacy, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Regulation, Cookies, WPP, Alphabet Inc, Advertising Agencies, IDFA, Tanya Dua


GNOME 40 Released

The GNOME 40 desktop update has been released with a bunch of new improvements. Phoronix summarizes the major changes: GNOME 40 is out with the GTK4 toolkit in tow, many improvements and alterations to the GNOME Shell including major changes to the dash and workspaces, Mutter has continued refining its Wayland support, Mutter also added a native headless back-end for testing, atomic mode-setting is now supported, input handling is now done in a separate thread, and a wide variety of other improv...
Tags: Tech, Shell, Wayland


SoftBank is reportedly under investigation by the SEC following its risky 'Nasdaq whale' investments

Reuters/Issei Kato Japanese investment giant SoftBank is under investigation by the SEC, Vice News reported Wednesday. The SEC disclosed its probe in response to a FOIA request, according to legal group PlainSite. SoftBank made risky multibillion-dollar bets last year hoping to boost the value of its investments. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Japanese investing conglomerate SoftBank, which has holdings in household names like Apple, Amazon, Tesla, Uber, DoorDash, an...
Tags: Apple, Uber, Finance, Softbank, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Sprint, Foia, SEC, Stock Market, Financial Times, Securities And Exchange Commission, Reuters, Northstar, Masayoshi Son


GameStop Decided Now Is a Good Time to Start Selling Graphics Cards

Given the state of the current GPU market and, well, the PC hardware market as a whole, it would be an interesting business decision for any company to start selling components. But this is 2021, and all logic be damned; GameStop is going to start selling graphic cards.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Newegg, Intel, Computing, Amd, Micro Center, Gpu, Video Cards, Gamestop, Pc Game, Open Gaming Alliance, Advanced Micro Devices, Business Finance, Computer Architecture, GPGPU


Steady’s Adam Roseman and investor Emmalyn Shaw outline what worked (and what was missing) in the Series A deck

When it comes to Steady, the platform that helps hourly workers manage their income, maximize their income, and access deals on things like benefits and financial services, the strengths of the business are clear. But it took time for founder and CEO Adam Roseman to clearly define and communicate each of them in his quest for fundraising. To date, Steady has raised just under $30 million with investors that include Loeb.nyc, Recruit Strategic Partners, Propel Ventures and Flourish Ventures. In f...
Tags: TC, Tech, Websites, Jordan Crook, Roseman, Shaw, Adam, ECL, Pitch Deck, Steady, Flourish Ventures, Emmalyn Shaw, Adam Roseman, Extra Crunch Live, EC How To, EC Fintech


The best logos of Y Combinator’s W21 batch

Our picks for the most intriguing companies of Y Combinator’s latest batch were based entirely on substance and our endless expertise, so it’s time for something much more superficial. Here are the 11 best logos from the hundreds of companies that presented yesterday. Watching companies go by 60 seconds at a time for like 8 hours was pretty mind-numbing even when a lot of them were cool, but I always perked up when I saw something with a nice logo. So I started marking them down, and sure enough...
Tags: TC, Japan, Design, Tech, Nintendo, Knox, Logos, Aspen, CMYK, Mendel, Dr Mario, Nuntius, Dashlabs, Aspen Cloud


SoftBank is under investigation by the SEC following its risky 'Nasdaq whale' investments

Reuters/Issei Kato Japanese investment giant SoftBank is under investigation by the SEC, Vice News reported Wednesday. The SEC disclosed its investigation in response to a public records request, according to legal group PlainSite. SoftBank made risky multibillion-dollar bets last year hoping to boost the value of its investments. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Japanese investing conglomerate SoftBank, which has holdings in household names like Apple, Amazon, Tesla, ...
Tags: Apple, Uber, Finance, Softbank, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Sprint, SEC, Stock Market, Financial Times, Securities And Exchange Commission, Reuters, Northstar, Masayoshi Son, Greenspan


Why Airlifting Rhinos Upside Down is Critical To Conservation

Swinging above the African savannah, an upside-down rhino suspended from a helicopter looks comically surreal. But for the black rhino, flying to new territory is no laughing matter -- it's about survival. From a report: Most rhino translocations are carried out with trucks, but some remote locations can't be reached by road. So ten years ago, conservationists began using helicopters, on an occasional basis, to move rhinos to and from inaccessible terrain. The rhino is either placed on its side ...
Tags: Tech, Radcliffe, Cornell s College of Veterinary Medicine, Robin Radcliffe


Suez Canal Blocked After Giant Container Ship Gets Stuck

Trying to convey the sheer scale of the nearly quarter-mile-long container ship that has been stuck in the Suez Canal since Tuesday evening, some news outlets compared it to the length of four soccer fields. Others simply called it gigantic. From a report: But the main thing to know was this: After powerful winds forced the ship aground on one of the canal's banks, it was big enough to block nearly the entire width of the canal, producing a large traffic jam in one of the world's most important ...
Tags: China, Tech, Egypt, Netherlands, Panama Canal, Mediterranean, Rotterdam, Suez Canal, Red Sea, Suez Canal Authority, John Konrad, Kpler, George Safwat


How to use a Google speed test to check how fast your internet speed is

You can use Google's search engine-based speed test to find our how fast your internet is. Kittichai Boonpong;EyeEm/Getty Images To test your internet speed, Google "internet speed test" and click the blue "Run speed test" button under the first result. You have a good internet speed if you are at or above 25 Mbps for downloads. To make your internet faster, move closer to your router, regularly disconnect and update your devices, or buy new equipment. Visit Insider's Tech Refer...
Tags: Google, Fcc, Internet, Trends, Netflix, Internet Access, Speed Test, Speed Tests, Tech Insider, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To, Gadgets (Reference, Kittichai Boonpong


How to use Google Take Me Home to get hands-free directions on your iPhone and Android

You can get directions home from Google with just a few words. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider "Hey Google, take me home" is a voice command you can use to immediately get directions home from Google Assistant. Google Take Me Home is available on iPhone and Android in the Google Maps and the Google Assistant apps. iOS users will need to install the Google Assistant app to use this feature. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. "Hey Google, take me home" is a voice co...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Trends, Siri, Google Maps, Voice Commands, Google Partners, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, Smart Assistant, Google Assistant, Google Home, Navigation Apps, BI-freelancer


The best simulation games for the iPhone

From running a farm to navigating a post-apocalyptic landscape or building a state-of-the-art vault, we've picked some of the best simulation games for iPhone.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Mobile, Gaming, Trends, Buying Guides, Best Of Everything


How to Save Money While Renting a Satellite Phone and Reasons to Rent a Satellite Phone

Emergencies or disasters wreak havoc in every aspect. Communication disruption in such situations can cause more panic and distress. To be able to know the whereabouts of people or to pass on important information, we need stable communication access that can withstand any calamity. Our regular mobile phones function with the network architecture of towers. When in remote areas or in case of emergency, connectivity becomes an issue. Cellular mobile phones rely on terrestrial towers for receiving...
Tags: Sales, Tech


‘The Flash’: Ron Livingston to Replace Billy Crudup as Henry Allen (EXCLUSIVE)

Ron Livingston has been cast in “The Flash” and will portray the eponymous superhero’s father, Henry Allen. He replaces Billy Crudup, who recently departed the role because of scheduling conflicts for the Apple TV Plus drama “The Morning Show.” Production for “The Flash” had been postponed due to the pandemic and is expected to begin […]
Tags: Apple, News, The Flash, Henry Allen, Ron Livingston, Billy Crudup


Mac OS X is 20 years old today. Here’s why it was so revolutionary

Mac OS X launched 20 years ago today. A lot has changed since then, but its legacy as one of Apple’s most important Mac software developments remains.
Tags: Apple, Mac, Os X, Steve Jobs, Trends, Computing, Mac Os X, iMac, macOS


Why Adam Selipsky was the logical choice to run AWS

When AWS CEO Andy Jassy announced in an email to employees yesterday that Tableau CEO Adam Selipsky was returning to run AWS, it was probably not the choice most considered. But to the industry watchers we spoke to over the last couple of days, it was a move that made absolute sense once you thought about it. Gartner analyst Ed Anderson says that the cultural fit was probably too good for Jassy to pass up. Selipsky spent 11 years helping build the division. It was someone he knew well and had wo...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Gartner, Aws, Salesforce, Anderson, Madrona Venture Group, Tableau, Adam, Leary, Mueller, Andy Jassy, Cloud Infrastructure



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