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YouTube Is Once Again the Most Popular Social Media Platform

According to a new report, YouTube has dethroned Facebook to become the most popular social media platform. Engadget reports: According to the report, YouTube and Facebook are the most widely used platforms. But of the two, only YouTube is still growing, increasing its share of users from 73 percent of adults in 2019, to 81 percent in 2021. Facebook's numbers, meanwhile, remained unchanged from 2019 at 69 percent. "Facebook's growth has leveled off over the last five years, but it remains one of...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Tech, Reddit, Pew, Engadget, United States Pew


Beyond Meat opens its first production plant in China

About a year after Beyond Meat debuted in China on Starbucks’s menu, the Californian plant-based protein company opened a production facility near Shanghai to tap the country’s supply chain resources and potentially reduce the carbon footprint of its products. Situated in Jiaxing, a city 85 km from Shanghai, the plant is Beyond Meat’s first end-to-end manufacturing facility outside the U.S., the Nasdaq-listed company said in an announcement on Wednesday. Over the past year, competition became st...
Tags: Meat, Food, Asia, Europe, China, Los Angeles, Tech, Tesla, Shanghai, Alibaba, Food And Drink, Starbucks, Consumer Products, Kfc, Beyond Meat, Gigafactory


Best cheap Android tablet deals for April 2021

If you want a tablet, but iPads aren't your cup of tea, we've got all best Android tablet deals right here.
Tags: Deals, Android, Mobile, Trends, Android Tablets, Commerce 2021, Android tablet deals


Watch this breathtaking drone video of a volcanic eruption

Aerial filmmaker Stefan Forster has created an extraordinary piece of work that captures the breathtaking beauty of a volcanic eruption.
Tags: Outdoors, Photography, News, Trends, Drones, Dji, Quadcopters, Volcano, Iceland, Mavic, Stefan Forster


Man who 'repeatedly' assaulted multiple officers during Capitol riot planned, boasted on a social media account named for Trump, authorities say

In this Jan. 6, 2021 file photo rioters supporting President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington. AP Photo A New Jersey man was arrested Wednesday over his alleged role in the January 6 Capitol attack. Court documents claim Christopher Quaglin assaulted multiple law enforcement officers during the riot. Quaglin's search history after the siege shows eight visits to the FBI's "seeking information" page. See more stories on Insider's business page. A New Jersey man accu...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Politics, Washington, Court, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Washington Dc, New Jersey, Arrest, Donald Trump, Facebook Live, Trump, Capitol, Metropolitan Police Department


A former Google engineer said she endured a year of harassment. She's now vowing to 'never love a job again.'

Google's logo seen at its Mountain View campus. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Ex-Google engineer Emi Nietfeld said she endured harassment and retaliation while working there. In an op-ed for The New York Times, she said Google's response led her to vow to "never love a job again." Multiple current and former Googlers have accused the company of discrimination. See more stories on Insider's business page. Workers have long coveted jobs in the tech industry be...
Tags: Google, Enterprise, Labor, Sexism, Trends, Company Culture, New York Times, Mountain View, Sexual Harassment, Gender Discrimination, Alphabet, Meredith Whittaker, Oher, Tech Insider, Tyler Sonnemaker, Alex Tai SOPA Images LightRocket


Polish Blogger Sued After Revealing Security Issue In Encrypted Messenger

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Record: The company behind the UseCrypt Messenger encrypted instant messaging application filed a lawsuit last month against a Polish security researcher for publishing an article that exposed a vulnerability in the app's user invite mechanism. The lawsuit targets Tomasz Zieliski, the editor of Informatyk Zakadowy, a Polish blog dedicated to IT topics, and denounces one of the site's articles, published in October 2020. The article describes how Zieli...


How to clear cache, history, and cookies on iPhone for Safari and iOS apps, to free up space and improve speed

You can clear your iPhone cache for Safari and other apps, or offload apps to increase storage space. Narisara Nami/Getty Images You can clear cache, history, and cookies on your iPhone for Safari to improve speed and performance. You can also clear cache for iPhone apps by offloading or deleting them to free up space. When you clear cache, you may lose some saved data from Safari or iPhone apps, like passwords and files. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Appl...
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NBA Partners With Biometric Screening Company To Allow Full Capacity Arenas Next Season

The NBA expects all arenas to be at full capacity next season, thanks to increased COVID-19 testing and more vaccines being administered. Another key aspect toward that effort is the NBA's new multiyear leaguewide partnership with Clear, a biometric screening company known for its expedited security process at hundreds of airports worldwide. ESPN reports: The partnership makes Clear's COVID-19 health screening technology available to all 30 teams in their NBA arenas, and it's expected to help fa...
Tags: NFL, Tech, Canada, Nba, Espn, NHL, NBA Partners With Biometric Screening Company, MLS MLB NHL


Saskatchewan To Roll Out $150 Annual Tax For Passenger Electric Vehicles

innocent_white_lamb writes: The Saskatchewan government will implement a new tax for passenger electric vehicles. The announcement was made Tuesday. The new $150 annual tax on passenger electric vehicles (EVs) will take effect Oct. 1, 2021. The government said the reason for this tax is that EVs do not contribute to highway maintenance through the provincial fuel tax. The new tax will be collected when the vehicle is registered. The province says it will continue to examine the future potential ...
Tags: Tech, Saskatchewan, Passenger Electric Vehicles


Made For Love Is All About Escaping the Tangled Web of Other People's Minds

Though HBO Max’s new series Made For Love, an adaptation of Alissa Nutting’s 2017 novel of the same name, is charged with the same foreboding dread about a technology-saturated near future that’s present in Black Mirror, the show imagines a hero who has enough sense to understand how messed up the world she lives in…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Literature, Harry Potter, Black Mirror, Zelda, Writers, Lord Byron, Murphy, Hazel, Herbert, Cristin Milioti, Matt Ross, Hazel Green, Patrick Bateman, Billy Magnussen


Daily Crunch: Google I/O will return virtually next month

Google announces its I/O plans, Facebook tests an audio Q&A feature and Patreon triples its valuation. This is your Daily Crunch for April 7, 2021. The big story: Google I/O will return virtually next month Google canceled its giant developer conference last year during the pandemic. This year, the show will return in virtual form, from May 18 to May 20. It will be free and open to all. Google is following the lead of companies like Apple (which is holding a virtual WWDC in June) and Microsoft...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, Ikea, Twitch, Visa, Solivan, Katie Moussouris, Fuel Capital, Daily Crunch, Ryan Azus, Leah Solivan


Best Buy's New Beta Program Promises Concierge Tech Support For $200 a Year

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Best Buy is piloting a new paid membership service that would provide exclusive perks, including concierge-style tech support and exclusive pricing. The subscription service, which will cost $200 a year or $180 if you have a Best Buy credit card, bears similarities with Amazon's Prime subscription as Best Buy looks to expand its services outside the sale of consumer tech products. The new membership, called Best Buy Beta, grants members access ...
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Ohio Secretary of State blasts Tim Cook as 'elite' and says the Apple CEO's idea of voting on iPhones is 'preposterous'

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Apple CEO Tim Cook envisions a future where Americans can cast their ballots through their iPhone. "We do our banking on phones. We have our health data on phones," he said. "And so why not?" Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose called the idea "preposterous" in a Fox News interview. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple CEO Tim Cook's hopes for a future where Americans can vote on their iPhones is "preposterous," ac...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Politics, Elections, Cook, Voting, Cbs News, US, America, Trends, Georgia, New York Times, Tim Cook, Ohio, Fox News, Times


The long overdue Apple TV refresh may offer 120Hz support (the verge)

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge The Apple TV 4K hasn’t been updated for more than three and a half years, which is an eternity in technology. But 9to5Mac reports that the new tvOS 14.5 beta references support for 120Hz refresh rates — a capability that no currently available Apple TV models have — which could indicate Apple is working on a new version of its set-top box. While it’s not clear what Apple may use a 120Hz refresh rate for in a new Apple TV, one of the more intrig...
Tags: Apple, News, Apple TV, Jay Peters, Amelia Holowaty Krales


The woman who took on Google and won

When Shannon Wait was suspended after posting about working conditions, she fought back.
Tags: Google, News, Shannon Wait


How Apple’s new App Tracking Transparency policy works

Paper covers include IDFA alternatives, rules for Apple's own apps, and more.
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Your guide to the best deals in Apple's Amazon store

Yes, Apple has a shop on Amazon. And that means you can get official Apple products with free Prime shipping, and even better, it's almost the whole product line — from iPhones to silicone cases and Apple Watches to accessories, all the way to the Mac and almost everything in between.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Cnn


Google Illegally Tracking Android Users, According To New Complaint

schwit1 shares a report from Ars Technica: Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems has filed a complaint against Google in France alleging that the US tech giant is illegally tracking users on Android phones without their consent. Android phones generate unique advertising codes, similar to Apple's Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA), that allow Google and third parties to track users' browsing behavior in order to better target them with advertising. In a complaint filed on Wednesday, Schrems' camp...
Tags: Apple, Google, Europe, France, US, Tech, Eu, Ars Technica, Schrems, Max Schrems, Noyb, Stefano Rossetti


Spotify stays quiet about launch of its voice command ‘Hey Spotify’ on mobile

In 2019, Spotify began testing a hardware device for automobile owners it lovingly dubbed “Car Thing,” which allowed Spotify Premium users to play music and podcasts using voice commands that began with “Hey, Spotify.” Last year, Spotify began developing a similar voice integration into its mobile app. Now, access to the “Hey Spotify” voice feature is rolling out more broadly. Spotify chose not to officially announce the new addition, despite numerous reports indicating the voice option was show...
Tags: Apps, Mobile, Android, iPhone, Music, Smartphones, Spotify, Voice, Voice Assistant


How ad agencies are planning to return to the office

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for April 8. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:How ad agencies are returning to offices.The Trade Desk and Publicis.Porter Novelli's turnaround.If this email was forwarded to you, sign up here for your daily insider's guide to advertising and media.Tips, comments, suggestions? Drop me a line at [email protected] or on Twitter at @LaurenJohnson. Toby Melville/Reuters Here's how ma...
Tags: Apple, Google, Verizon, Facebook, Media, Youtube, Advertising, US, Newsletter, Trends, Sony, Andreessen Horowitz, Instacart, Publicis, Ad Tech, WPP


Martin Scorsese’s ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Adds a Pair of Country Music Stars and Gets an Incredible Production Designer

The Killers of the Flower Moon cast has added a pair of Grammy-winning singer/songwriters to its ranks. Jason Isbell and Sturgill Simpson will act in Martin Scorsese’s newest movie, appearing in the cast alongside with big names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, and Jesse Plemons. But in case you needed another reason to get excited about this film, Scorsese has also hired the excellent Jack Fisk as the film’s production designer. Some of Fisk’s credits include There Will Be Blood, The Ne...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Drama, Casting, Fbi, Thriller, Adaptation, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert De Niro, Scorsese, Oklahoma, Martin-Scorsese, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, DiCaprio, Jesse Plemons


Broadband Use Surged More Than 30% During Pandemic

Broadband use surged 30% to 40% during the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, and even reached 60% in some areas, an industry group has concluded. CNET reports: The Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group released data this week that it gathered from internet service providers, broadband analytics firms, and networking companies that help deliver data. We all consumed more downstream data -- the flow from the internet to the home -- but upstream use grew faster. That's an important consideration g...
Tags: US, Tech, Cnet, Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group


Donald Trump's Twitter suspension will prevent the National Archives from preserving his account on the platform

Former President Donald Trump. Getty Twitter will not let the US National Archives preserve Trump's tweets on his banned personal account. Twitter said it is because "we permanently suspended @realDonaldTrump" in January. The NARA still has a copy of tweets from that account and intends to publish them off the platform. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter will not be allowing former President Donald Trump's personal account and its thousands of tweets to be arc...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, News, White House, Politico, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Donald Trump, National Archives, Trump, Nara, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Tech Insider


Twitter reportedly held discussions to buy Clubhouse for $4 billion

Twitter had talks to buy Clubhouse, Bloomberg reported. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Twitter held talks to buy Clubhouse for $4 billion, Bloomberg reported. "We don't comment on rumors or speculation," a Twitter spokesperson told Insider. Clubhouse has been downloaded 11.4 million times as of March 1. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter might be interested in buying Clubhouse.Bloomberg reported the social media platform held talks "in re...
Tags: Twitter, News, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Bloomberg, Paris, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, App Annie, Clubhouse, Paul Davison, Getty Images Twitter, Tech Insider, Audio Apps, Allana Akhtar


A Daughter's Memories of the Masters

Embed from Getty Images window.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'azBBpiDHSct2u5vyUyntHg',sig:'FclnYwB3-j6TlwkkPiIMfkuDgMQKjgRX1zWRNzZNiFE=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'1311268991',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); By Elizabeth Short GROWING UP IN THE SAGEBIEL HOUSEHOLD, if it was a Sunday, dad reserved the TV exclusively for golf. I remember spending a lot of afternoons stretched out on the couch in front of the TV (no...
Tags: Google, Sport, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Bubba Watson, Masters, Dad, Ernie Els, Mickelson, The Armchair Golfer, Woodstock Georgia, Elizabeth Short, Green Jacket, A traditon unlike any other


Notarize to open its remote notary platform to independent notaries

Notarize announced at its Rewired for Real Estate conference that it is opening up its platform to independent notaries to use in their RON transactions.
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Radio, Mortgage, Ron, Select, Notarize, Pat Kinsel, Remote Online Notarization, Rewired for Real Estate


Notarize to open its RON platform to independent notaries

Notarize announced at its Rewired for Real Estate conference that it is opening up its platform to independent notaries to use in their RON transactions.
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Radio, Mortgage, Ron, Select, Notarize, Pat Kinsel, Remote Online Notarization, Rewired for Real Estate


Material Gallery Android app to be ‘decommissioned’ in favor of web app

Google is set to "decommission" their Material Gallery app on Android, pushing designers to use the web app instead.
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Google widely rolls out Play Store navigation and settings redesign on Android

In 2019, the Google Play Store received a Material Theme redesign that was followed by a dark mode. The next major revamp is here...
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