Apple Considers Launching Rugged Watch For Extreme Sports

Apple is considering launching an Apple Watch with a rugged casing aimed at athletes, hikers and others who use the device in more extreme environments, according to people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg reports: The Cupertino, California-based technology giant has internally discussed introducing such a Watch variation later in 2021 or 2022 at the earliest, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private matters. If Apple goes ahead this time, the rugged version would be...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Nike, Bloomberg, Casio, Cupertino California

Congress Questioned Big Tech CEOs For 5 Hours Without Getting Any Good Answers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: More than five hours of questioning later, we have learned very little about the state of disinformation from today's marathon hearing with Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai. Democrats pushed the CEOs to answer for their platforms' failing on vaccine misinformation and extremism. Republicans wanted to talk about child safety. Everyone wanted simple "yes" or "no" answers, though few were given. What is clear is that both sides are mo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Congress, California, Tech, House, Zuckerberg, Engadget, Facebook Twitter, Anna Eshoo, David McKinley, US Capitol, Big Tech, Mark Zuckerberg Jack Dorsey, Congress Questioned Big Tech

Trailer Round-Up: ‘A Week Away’, ‘Who We Are’, ‘Vanquish’, ‘SAS: Red Notice’, ‘The Mosquito Coast’, and ‘Natural Light’

It’s trailer time, baby! We’ve rounded up a handful of trailers that may not be on your radar. These aren’t huge titles or big blockbusters, but smaller films or TV shows that still deserve some attention. Below check out trailers for the Netflix movie A Week Away, the documentary Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America, two different Ruby Rose movies (Vanquish and SAS: Red Notice), the Apple TV+ series The Mosquito Coast, and the Hungarian film Natural Light. A Week Away On M...
Tags: Apple, London, Movies, Mexico, America, Netflix, Aclu, Paris, Justin Theroux, Andy Serkis, Morgan Freeman, Victoria, Movie Trailers, Harrison Ford, Sas, Natural Light

Google Launches 'Android Ready SE Alliance' To Drive Adoption of Digital Keys, Mobile IDs

An anonymous reader quotes a report from 9to5Google: Smartphones have already obviated single-purpose gadgets like point-and-shoot cameras and MP3 players. Google today announced the Android Ready SE Alliance to make sure new phones have the underlying hardware to eventually replace car/home keys and wallets. "Emerging user features" -- digital keys, mobile driver's license (mDL), national ID, ePassports, and eMoney solutions (wallets) -- require two things. The first is tamper-resistant hardwar...
Tags: Google, Tech, Android Ready SE Alliance, Secure Element SE Google, Giesecke Devrient Kigen NXP STMicroelectronics, OS Android Auto Embedded and Android TV Google

Law Firms Need to Keep Blog Content From Lawyers Live On The Net – Forever

Someone recently asked me how many years of blog content you should keep live on your law firm website. Your law firm website is not the right place for blog content, an independent blog site is, but if the website is where your blogs live, the answer is forever. You do not delete blog content from your website. If a lawyer who penned a blog post leaves the firm make sure the content or the blog in entirety moves with them or remains in your archives live to the net. Legal insight ...
Tags: Google, Law, Uncategorized

Progress Continues On Recreating the Babbage Programmable Computer

Long-time Slashdot reader RockDoctor writes: A project to create a working example of [english mathematician and computer pioneer Charles Babbage's] original "steampunk computer," referred to by Babbage as the "Analytical Engine 30," is continuing. The update comes via a "Spring 2021 report" to the Computer Conservation Society. The main news is that a new series of plans, dating from about 1857 have been found and are being examined for incorporation into the final design. "One remarkable feat...
Tags: Tech, Cloudflare, Slashdot, Babbage, Charles Babbage, RockDoctor, Babbage Programmable Computer, Computer Conservation Society

Parler Says It Warned the FBI of Violent Posts Threatening the Capitol Before Jan. 6 Insurrection

Parler, the online safe haven for bigots and far-right extremists, claims it repeatedly alerted the Federal Bureau of Investigation about “specific threats of violence being planned at the Capitol” ahead of the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection, the company’s lawyers said in a letter to lawmakers . Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Politics, Science, Joe Biden, Fbi, United States, Donald Trump, Amazon Web Services, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trumpism, Carolyn Maloney, Antifa, Parler, QAnon, Alt Tech

Trump's Former CDC Director Says He Still Thinks SARS-CoV-2 Originated In a Lab

Beeftopia shares a report from Axios: Former CDC Director Robert Redfield told CNN on Friday that he believes the coronavirus "escaped" from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and that it was spreading as early as September or October of 2019 -- though he stressed that it was his "opinion." "I'm of the point of view that I still think the most likely etiology of this pathology in Wuhan was from a laboratory. Escaped. Other people don't believe that. That's fine. Science will eventually figure it o...
Tags: Cdc, Washington, China, Tech, Cnn, Who, Npr, US Army, Kaiser Health News, Wuhan, Trump, Slashdot, Georgetown University, Sanjay Gupta, Redfield, Patty Murray

Secret Service Says ‘No Record Found’ in Hunter Biden Gun Investigation

Has Hunter Biden broken the law by lying on the Firearms Transaction Record? Has the Secret Service by denying involvement in the investigation in a FOIA response? U.S.A. – -( “Sources: Secret Service inserted itself into case of Hunter Biden’s gun,” Politico declared in an “exclusive” report Thursday. “Secret Service agents approached the owner of the store where Hunter bought the gun and asked to take the paperwork involving the sale, according to two people, one of whom has f...
Tags: Gun Rights News, Armed American Radio, ATF, David Codrea, FOIA, Hunter Biden, Mark Walters, Secret Service, Stephen Stamboulieh

Turns Out This Sophisticated Hacking Campaign Was Actually the Work of 'Western Government Operatives'

A sophisticated hacking campaign that was previously witnessed targeting security flaws in Android, Windows and iOS devices is actually the work of “Western government operatives” conducting a “counterterrorism operation,” according to a new report from MIT Technology Review.Read more...
Tags: Google, Politics, Science, Technology, Articles, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Computing, Hacker, Computer Security, Zero Day, Computer Viruses, MIT Technology Review Read, Computer Network Security, Warez, Security Hacker

T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T Stop SMS Hijacks After Motherboard Investigation

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: All of the major carriers made a significant change to how SMS messages are routed to prevent hackers being able to easily reroute a target's texts, according to an announcement from Aerialink, a communications company that helps route text messages. The move comes after a Motherboard investigation in which a hacker, with minimal effort, paid $16 to reroute our text messages and then used that ability to break into a number of online accounts...
Tags: Tech, Verizon AT amp, Verizon T Mobile, Aerialink

7 secrets the internet's best sleuths use to build eye-popping investigations against dictators, war criminals, and Putin's assassins

Eliot Higgins, the founder of Bellingcat, authored a new book on the investigative outlet and their open-source techniques. Tolga Akmen/Getty Images Founder of Bellingcat describes, in a new book, ways to parse the internet for fact and fiction. The journalism cooperative revealed who shot down a jetliner and the identities of Russian assassins. From geo-location to reverse image search, these tips will help you know what you can trust. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Isis, London, Putin, Vladimir Putin, France, Germany, Russia, International, Trends, Syria, Ukraine, Features, Paris

Daily Crunch: Amazon makes PR push ahead of union vote

Amazon pushes back against unionization, WeWork eyes the SPAC route and there’s new spyware on Android. This is your Daily Crunch for March 26, 2021. The big story: Amazon makes PR push ahead of union vote Workers at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama (a suburb of Birmingham) will vote next week on whether to unionize. In the meantime, Amazon is waging an aggressive PR campaign against the effort and the politicians who support it. For example, in a response to news that Senator ...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, China, Tech, Policy, Crypto, Silicon Valley, WeWork, Birmingham, Bernie Sanders, SPAC, Dave Clark, Mark Pocan, Chainalysis, Devin Coldewey, Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union

Extra Crunch roundup: Clubhouse UX teardown, YC Demo Day favorites, proptech VC survey, more

Since the pandemic began, I have been pushing the limits of my imagination to try to picture what cities will look and feel like in the coming years. If your town looks like San Francisco, where I live, it’s a pressing question: Our once-bustling financial district is a ghost town, but even in outer neighborhoods, the number of vacant storefronts is unsettling. People are starting to emerge after sheltering in place for a year, but we are a long way from fully restoring our shared spaces. What’s...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Transportation, Y Combinator, Real Estate, Microsoft, Ipo, Israel, San Francisco, Tech, Hungary, Middle East, Venture Capital, Vr, Silicon Valley

‘Home Before Dark’ Sets Season 2 Premiere Date (TV News Roundup)

In today’s TV news roundup, Apple TV Plus announced the premiere date for Season 2 of “Home Before Dark.”  DATES “Home Before Dark” will return on June 11 on Apple TV Plus. Season 2 consists of ten episodes that will release week-to-week each Friday. Starring Brooklynn Prince (“The Florida Project) “and Jim Sturgess (“Across the Universe,” […]
Tags: Apple, News, Jim Sturgess, Apple TV Plus, Home Before Dark, Brooklynn Prince The Florida

Donald Trump and Mike Lindell Should Cage Fight Over Whose New Social Media Site Is Actually Real

We’re jumping the gun on Hellfeed’s normally bi-weekly schedule—because dear lord, the last five days were something else. This week’s social media hellscape kicked off with news Donald Trump is investigating opening his own, presumably even more racist social media platform (uh-huh) before drunkenly veering…Read more...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Monopoly, Tesla, Joe Biden, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Hyperloop, Sundar Pichai, Black, Bernie Sanders, Ja Rule, Frank

WeWork To Go Public Via SPAC At Significantly Reduced Valuation of $9 Billion

phalse phace shares a report from CNBC: WeWork has agreed to go public through a merger with blank-check firm BowX Acquisition Corp in a deal that values the office-sharing startup at $9 billion including debt. It marks a steep drop from the $47 billion that WeWork was valued for a listing in 2019, ahead of a botched listing plan that imploded due to investor concerns over its business model and its founder Adam Neumann's management style. Back then Goldman Sachs bankers had said the valuation c...
Tags: Softbank, Tech, Goldman Sachs, WeWork, Cnbc, Reuters, SPAC, Adam Neumann, BowX Acquisition Corp

SCOTT GALLOWAY: Now's the best time to start a business in over a decade. Here are the 4 industries I predict will soon explode.

Galloway predicts big developments to the health tech industry. Hinterhaus Productions/Getty Images Scott Galloway is a bestselling author and professor of marketing at NYU Stern. The following is a recent blog post, republished with permission, that originally ran on his blog, "No Mercy / No Malice." In it, Galloway explains how the post-pandemic economy will birth a new generation of leaders. See more stories on Insider's business page. Post-crisis periods are among history's mos...
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How to connect a Magic Keyboard to an iPad so you can type on a physical keyboard instead of a touchscreen

Connecting a keyboard to your iPad makes typing easier and more convenient. Westend61/Getty Images To connect the Magic Keyboard to your iPad, you need to first pair it via Bluetooth and have iOS 9.1 or later. The process is different if you're using the Magic Keyboard for iPad, which is designed to easily sync with your device through a magnetic connection. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Touchscreens can be great, but sometimes you just want the ease and...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Keyboards, Trends, Magic Keyboard, Ipad Accessories, Tech Insider, iPad Keyboard, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To, Gadgets (Reference, Devon Delfino, Magic Keyboard via Bluetooth

Apple pushes iOS 14.4.2, iPadOS 14.4.2, and watchOS 7.3.3 to supported devices

There are no new features in these updates, just a security fix.
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ACLU To FOIA Information About National Security Uses of AI

The ACLU will be seeking information about how the government is using artificial intelligence in national security, Axios reported Friday. From a report: The development of AI has major implications for security, surveillance, and justice. The ACLU's request may help shed some light on the government's often opaque applications of AI. Later today the ACLU will be filing a broad Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the CIA, the NSA, the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies ...
Tags: Nsa, Tech, Aclu, Homeland Security, Cia, Department Of Homeland Security, Toomey, Axios, Patrick Toomey

Why You Should Never Tweet Through a Crisis

Public figures, companies, and everyday people often have a habit of prolonging the controversy they happen to court. It isn’t enough to extinguish a fire with an apology or deleting an account, so instead we tend to dive head-first into the vortex and attempt to climb out by wielding more combative tweets or comments.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Technology, Software, Glenn Greenwald, Lifehacks, Real Time Web, Text Messaging, Dave Clark, South of Market San Francisco, Businesspeople, Allison Roman

The 4 best Apple MacBook laptops in 2021 for work, general use, and students

Apple's M1-powered MacBook Air is the best choice for most people. But for those who need a bigger screen and better speakers, we recommend the 16-inch MacBook Pro. Check out our guide to the best laptops for more buying advice. Whether you're a Mac or Windows fan, buying a new computer is an important decision. At the very least, a good laptop should offer the right level of performance, long battery life, and a comfortable keyboard and trackpad at a reasonable price.For Apple users, t...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Intel, Features, Computer, Macbook, Buying Guide, Air, Amd, MacBook Air, Gpu, Macbook Pro, Intel Core

Amazon Fire tablets are ridiculously cheap today

These tablets have improved screens, with faster processors, and Alexa, giving you better access to Zoom, streaming content, and the web.
Tags: Deals, Mobile, Trends, Computing, Tablets, Alexa, Amazon Fire, Tablet Deals, Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet, Amazon 2021, Amazon Fire tablet deals

ESPN is offering a bundle deal with UFC 260 and an annual ESPN+ subscription - here's how to save 30% in time for Saturday's PPV fight

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou face off at the weigh-in before their March 27 fight. Jeff Bottarri / Zuffa LLC UFC 260 will feature champion Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou in a fight for the heavyweight title. The main card PPV starts at 10 p.m. ET on March 27; it costs $70 on top of an ESPN+ subscription. New ESPN+ members can bundle UFC 260 with one year of ESPN+ for $90 - ...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Entertainment, Sports, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Ufc, Espn, Miocic, Stipe Miocic, Tech Insider, Alan Dawson, Kevin Webb, ESPN Plus, Francis Ngannou

How our SaaS startup improved net revenue retention by more than 30 points in two quarters

Tim Kopp Contributor Share on Twitter Tim Kopp is the chairman and CEO of Terminus, an ABM platform that powers high-performing go-to-market teams. There’s certainly no shortage of SaaS performance metrics leaders focus on. While all SaaS companies do, and must, home in on acquisition metrics, there’s also massive revenue potential within your current customer base. I think NRR (net revenue retention) is without question the ...
Tags: Startups, Column, Marketing, Tech, Customer Experience, SaaS, Customer Relationship Management, Customer Success, Tim Kopp, EC Enterprise Applications, EC Column, EC How To

The best mobile workstations

Whether you're looking to run CAD software on the go, render some CGI, or edit video without being tethered, these are the best mobile workstations for the job.
Tags: Trends, Hp, Computing, Microsoft Surface, Dell, Razer, Lenovo, Laptops, Mobile Workstation

Slack wants to be more than a text-based messaging platform

Last October as Slack was preparing for its virtual Frontiers conference, the company began thinking about different ways people could communicate on the platform. While it had built its name on being able to integrate a lot of services in a single place to alleviate the dreaded task-switching phenomenon, it has been largely text-based up until now. More recently, Slack has started developing a few new features that could bring different ways of interacting to the platform. CEO Stewart Butterfie...
Tags: Social, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Salesforce, Stewart Butterfield, Slack, Clubhouse, Butterfield, Enterprise Social, Josh Constine, Constine, Video Messaging, Microsoft Teams Slack, Tamar Yehoshua

S&P 500 returns to a record high after best day in weeks

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and STAN CHOE NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks burst to their best day in three weeks on Friday, helping Wall Street return to record heights and avoid what could have been a second straight weekly loss. The S&P 500 added 65.02 points, or 1.7%, to 3,974.54, with a quarter of that rise coming in the last five minutes of trading alone. Some of the biggest gains came from companies whose profits would jump the most if COVID-19 vaccinations and massive U.S. government spending program...
Tags: Apple, Personal Finance, Facebook, Business, New York, London, News, Microsoft, Tesla, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Treasury, Victoria, Federal Reserve, Fed

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