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iPhone 11 Pro survives for 30 days at bottom of icy lake

Canadian Angie Carriere recently fished her iPhone 11 Pro out of an icy lake after dropping it in there 30 days earlier. And it still worked.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, iPhone 11, Iphone 11 Pro, Angie Carriere


Xiaomi grows fast, warns chip shortages will impact product releases

Takes number one smartphone sales slot across swathes of Europe Xiaomi has warned semiconductor shortages will shape its product release plans for 2021.…
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Xiaomi Says to Launch Its Own Computer Chip on March 29

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Xiaomi Corp will unveil a new self-developed computer chip on March 29, the company announced on Friday on its official Weibo...
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Oakland To Launch One of the Largest UBI Programs In the US, Giving Some Low-Income Residents $500 a Month With No Strings Attached

RoccamOccam shares a report from The New York Post: Some low-income families of color in Oakland will soon receive $500 a month in no-strings-attached cash as part of a privately funded program, Mayor Libby Schaaf said in a Tuesday announcement. The Oakland Resilient Families program has raised nearly $7 million dollars to help families of color with at least one minor child making less than $30,000 a year. Under the plan, participants will be randomly selected, and white people -- who earn thre...
Tags: US, Tech, Oakland, RoccamOccam, Schaaf, Libby Schaaf, The New York Post, Andrew Yang, Oakland Resilient Families


Australians Could Be Charged For Exporting Energy From Rooftop Solar Panels To the Grid

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Australian households with rooftop solar panels could be charged for exporting electricity into the power grid at times when it is not needed under proposed changes to the national electricity market. The recommendation is included in a draft deliberation by the Australian Energy Market Commission that is designed to prevent "traffic jams" of electricity at sunny times that could destabilize the network. The commission, which makes the rul...
Tags: Tech, Australian Energy Market Commission, Benn Barr


Mysterious case of Arizona state senators skipping a vote on tackling Apple and Google's app commissions

Law bill to give developers a choice to opt out vanishes this week A law bill proposed in Arizona that would allow app developers to avoid Apple and Google's mandatory in-app payment systems and associated commission fees has stalled – after state senators mysteriously skipped a vote on it.…
Tags: Apple, Google, Law, Software, Arizona


Leaked memo shows Amazon knows delivery drivers resort to urinating in bottles

Documents provided to the Intercept published after the company denied reports delivery workers lack access to bathroomsAmazon caused an uproar on Thursday when it denied reports that its delivery workers have been forced to urinate in bottles due to lack of access to bathrooms, but a leaked internal memo shows the company has been aware of the problem for at least several months. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, E-commerce, US news


BBG Ventures just closed on $50 million to fund more women-led startups

BBG Ventures, a now eight-year-old, New York-based seed- and early-stage venture firm that only backs founding teams which feature at least one woman, just locked down $50 million in capital for its third fund, a major leap over its first two funds, both sized at $10 million. One determining factor in the bigger fund is that BBGV, formerly backed exclusively by AOL (now Verizon Media), now has a broader pool of institutional and individual investors, including the State of Michigan Retirement Sy...
Tags: New York, Abc, Milwaukee, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Aol, San Diego, Upfront Ventures, Harvard Business Review, Jess Lee, Bbg Ventures, Verizon Ventures, Lyne, Zola


It's Been 20 Years Since the Launch of Mac OS X

On March 24, 2001, Mac OS X first became available to users around the world. Ars Technica's Samuel Axon reflects on the OS and the many new features and technologies it brought that we now take for granted. From the report: Of course, Mac OS X (or macOS 10 as it was later known) didn't quite survive to its 20th birthday; last year's macOS Big Sur update brought the version number up to 11, ending the reign of X. But despite its double life on x86 and ARM processors and its increasingly close ti...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Steve Jobs, Tech, Tim Cook, Samuel Axon


CEO and Half the Board of UK Domain Registrar Nominet Voted Out By Members

Grantbridge writes: Nominet is the UK Domain registrar and has been increasing prices for years. This resulted in the various UK domain hosting companies setting up a campaign to make them obey their public service mission. This has resulted in an emergency meeting and the voting out of the CEO and half the board members. "In an extraordinary turn of events, half of Nominet's board has been voted out with immediate effect; the culmination of a long-drawn public campaign calling for the board's o...
Tags: UK, Tech, Wood, EGM, Mark Wood, Nominet, Grantbridge, Half the Board of UK Domain Registrar Nominet, UK Domain, TechRadar Board, Russell Haworth, Rob Binns


Mark Zuckerberg claimed the reason Facebook keeps showing up in Capitol riot lawsuits is because it's really helpful to police

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress remotely during a Senate hearing on November 17, 2020. Hannah McKay-Pool/Getty Images Facebook was cited in more legal docs about the Capitol riots than any other social-media platform. Mark Zuckerberg told Congress it's because Facebook has been cooperating with law enforcement. On Thursday, he also downplayed Facebook's role allowing misinformation and violence to spread. See more stories on Insider's business page. Faceb...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Politics, New York, Congress, Senate, Trends, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Misinformation, Capitol, Facebook Twitter, Avaaz


U.S. Carriers Fix SMS Routing Vulnerability That Let Hackers Hijack Texts

Major carriers in the U.S. like Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T have made a change to how SMS messages are routed to put a stop to a security vulnerability that allowed hackers to reroute texts, reports Motherboard. Carriers introduced the change after a Motherboard investigation last week revealed how easy it is for hackers to reroute text messages and use the stolen information to break into social media accounts. The site paid a hacker $16 to reroute texts using the tools of a company called S...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, Motherboard, Verizon T Mobile, Sakari, Security Research Labs, Aerialink


Tech CEOs grilled over role in Capitol attack as protesters mock them with giant cutouts

Protesters outside the Capitol denounced the platforms as Facebook, Twitter and Google heads questioned by CongressThe CEOs of America’s biggest technology companies faced a grilling on Thursday from Congress about the 6 January insurrection at the Capitol, as protesters outside the hearing denounced the platforms for playing a role in fueling the violence.The marathon, six-hour hearing saw the three most powerful men in tech – Sundar Pichai of Google, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Jack Dorsey...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Technology, Social Networking, Congress, US news, US politics, House Of Representatives, US Congress, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Capitol, Facebook Twitter, CongressThe CEOs of America


Washington’s War on Misinformation Resumes

The attack on the U.S. Capitol is still fresh in the minds of all Americans--but even more so for members of Congress and their staffers, many of whom were on site as pro-Trump insurrectionists stormed their workplace on Jan. 6. The attack was based on a lie--sometimes referred to as the "Big Lie"--that the election...
Tags: Media, Platforms, Politics, Technology


Alan Turing Honored As The Face of the UK's New 50-Pound Bank Note

The Bank of England has unveiled the new 50-pound note featuring mathematician and computer science pioneer Alan Turing, who helped the Allies win World War II with his code-breaking prowess but died an outcast after facing government persecution over his homosexuality. NPR reports: The bank revealed the note's design and features -- which include a number of clever visual references to Turing's work -- on Thursday, nearly two years after first announcing that it would honor Turing. The banknote...
Tags: UK, Tech, Bank Of England, Winston Churchill, Alan Turing, Jane Austen, Turing, Npr, Bailey, Andrew Bailey, J M W Turner, Bletchley Park Trust


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Midway through a congressional hearing Thursday in which U.S. lawmakers spent hours interrogating the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook, and Google for their role in America’s disinformation crisis, Jack Dorsey seemed fed up.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Science, Articles, America, Software, Jack Dorsey, Nerd Culture, Sundar Pichai, Operating Systems, Trumpism, Misinformation, Twitter Facebook, Public Citizen


Daily Crunch: Zuckerberg defends Facebook over role in Capitol attack

Tech executives face Congress, Spotify gets a redesign and Snapchat is developing a new Remix feature. This is your Daily Crunch for March 25, 2021. The big story: Zuckerberg defends Facebook over role in Capitol attack Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Google’s Sundar Pichai appeared at a hearing today with the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the theme of misinformation, particularly the role that their platforms may have played in the Capitol attack by allowing lies ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Spotify, New York, Tech, Snapchat, Policy, Jack Dorsey, Andrew Cuomo, Donald Trump, New York State, Sundar Pichai, Zuckerberg, Jpmorgan, Capitol, House Energy and Commerce Committee


Facebook Has Been Autogenerating Pages For White Supremacists

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Researchers at the Tech Transparency Project found that Facebook created dozens of pages for groups like the "Universal Aryan Brotherhood Movement" when a user did something as simple as listing it as their employer. Some of the autogenerated pages garnered thousands of likes by the time they were discovered by researchers. TTP also discovered four Facebook groups that had been created by users. The researchers shared their findings with Fac...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, New Zealand, Anti Defamation League, Universal Aryan Brotherhood Movement, Southern Poverty Law Center More, Nazi Low Riders Facebook


Samsung Unveils 512GB DDR5 RAM Module

Samsung has unveiled a new RAM module that shows the potential of DDR5 memory in terms of speed and capacity. Engadget reports: The 512GB DDR5 module is the first to use High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) tech, delivering 7,200 Mbps speeds -- over double that of DDR4, Samsung said. Right now, it's aimed at data-hungry supercomputing, AI and machine learning functions, but DDR5 will eventually find its way to regular PCs, boosting gaming and other applications. Developed by Intel, it uses hafnium instead o...
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The 6 best tips and tricks to manage your Outlook Calendar on any device

Your Outlook Calendar can be customized in many ways to suit your professional and personal needs. Hinterhaus Productions/Getty Images You can use these tips and tricks to get the most out of your Outlook Calendar on a variety of devices. The Outlook Calendar can be accessed in a desktop app, on the web, or in a mobile app, though only the Outlook desktop app includes all of the service's features. You can create a free account to use the Outlook Calendar on the web, but a subscripti...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Office, Office 365, Trends, Outlook, Microsoft Office, Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, IMG SRC, Dave Johnson, Microsoft 365, Tech Insider, Edit Series, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference


Citigroup CEO Calls for Zoom-Free Fridays and New Bank Holiday as Pandemic Fatigue Grows

Citigroup CEO Jane Fraser told staff that she is banning internal video calls on Fridays, encouraging staff to set boundaries for a healthier work-life balance and instituting a firmwide holiday called Citi Reset Day as Covid pandemic fatigue takes a toll on employees. From a report: Fraser, who took over for predecessor Mike Corbat this month, told staff of the changes in a memo sent Monday afternoon to her 210,000 employees around the world, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. ...
Tags: Tech, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Cnbc, Fraser, David Solomon, Jane Fraser, Mike Corbat, New Bank Holiday


How to Set Up Steam Link for In-Home Remote Gaming on a Mac

Steam’s in-home remote play app, Steam Link, is finally available for Mac, offering gamers even more control over where and how they play Steam games. Steam Link lets you stream gameplay from your computer to another device connected to your home network, such as Android phones, iPhones, a secondary PC hooked up to a…Read more...
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Slack Reverses Course on Feature That Could Be Used To Harass

Slack rolled out a new feature Wednesday designed to build out its email replacement service called Slack Connect, but had to backtrack almost immediately after backlash over its potential for abuse. From a report: The new Slack Connect DM (direct messaging) functionality allowed paid subscribers to invite any other Slack user to a private conversation, accompanying their invite with a customizable message. The problem that many pointed out on social media was that those messages could be used t...
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M1 Mac Mini Won't Wake Connected Displays, Some Owners Complain

Some customers who have purchased an M1 Mac mini have been experiencing an issue that causes the machine not to wake a connected third-party display from sleep. This is not an issue that's affecting all ‌M1‌ ‌Mac mini‌ owners, but there are numerous complaints on and the Apple Support Communities dating back to November when the ‌Mac mini‌ was first released. MacRumors reader gooimac explains:My ‌M1‌ (8gb/256) ‌Mac mini‌ doesn't seem to want to wake my displays after its been sleeping. I ha...
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Porsche adds the all-electric Taycan to its subscription program

Porsche has added its first all-electric vehicle, the Taycan sports sedan, to its subscription and short-term rental program as part of a broader expansion that aims to build a new customer base of U.S. owners. The German automaker said Thursday it is also expanding the Porsche Drive subscription and rental programs to five more cities — up from four. It’s now offered to customers living in Atlanta, Houston and Phoenix, and in California in Irvine, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Diego, San Francisco...
Tags: TC, Transportation, California, Los Angeles, Tech, Automotive, United States, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Phoenix, Atlanta Houston, Porsche Cars North America, Porsche Drive, Porsche Taycan, Kjell Gruner, San Jose Porsche


Zuckerberg Blames Trump and Rioters for Jan. 6 Insurrection, Says Facebook ‘Did Our Part to Secure Election’

Thursday’s congressional hearing on “Social Media’s Role in Promoting Extremism and Misinformation” — which again hauled the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google before U.S. lawmakers — was predictably long (running more than 5 hours) and predictably heavy on political posturing and theatrics as both Democrats and Republicans blasted the execs for their companies’ perceived […]
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, News, Facebook Twitter, Zuckerberg Blames Trump, Insurrection Says Facebook


Apple Wants iPhone 12 Owners to Keep Calm When Disaster Strikes

We've all had that moment that seems to move in slow motion as we see disaster looming for our smartphones in a split second. Well, according to the latest Apple campaign, owning the iPhone 12 takes away that stress because of its robust design. Named "Relax, it's iPhone," the campaign includes two spots, "Cook" and...
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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey busted for tweeting during congressional hearing

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey got called out by Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) for tweeting during today’s congressional hearing on disinformation and extremism. The tech exec’s tweet was likely expressing frustration with the format of the hearing, which once again saw the tech CEOs forced to boil down their answers to complicated questions into simple “yes” or “no” answers — or otherwise be cut off from responding. Cryptically, Dorsey this afternoon tweeted out a Twitter poll with just one question: “?” ...
Tags: TC, Twitter, Tech, Jack Dorsey, Dorsey, Rice, Twitter Ceo, Kathleen Rice


These House hearings on tech are a waste of time and everyone knows it

If Congress wants to write laws that effectively regulate companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter, it needs to change the ways it interacts with those companies, because these hearings ain’t it. They’re a waste of everyone’s time, and no one is even pretending otherwise. To truly put Big Tech on the spot, future hearings need to do — at the very least — these three things. Change the format Five minutes of free-form questioning by 60 or 70 representatives sequentially is the current format...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Government, US, Tech, Mit, Washington Dc, House, Jeff Bezos, Jack Dorsey, Committee, Kamala Harris, Pichai, Dorsey


Mark Zuckerberg said content moderation requires 'nuances' that consider the intent behind a post, but also highlighted Facebook's reliance on AI to do that job

Energy and Commerce Committee/YouTube Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg said the "nuances" of content matters when moderating posts. The CEO also said Facebook relies on automation - more than 95% of hate speech is taken down by AI. Zuckerberg was joined by the CEOs of Twitter and Google in a misinformation hearing on Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the nuances of counter-speech are what makes it difficult to moderate content onlin...
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