Supporting India during the current COVID crisis

Right now India is going through our most difficult moment in the pandemic thus far. Daily COVID-19 cases continue to set record highs, with hospitals filled to capacity and in need of urgent supplies to cope with the increasing number of patients. Our Google community and their families are feeling the devastating impact, too. We’re asking ourselves what more we can do as a company to ensure people get the information and support they need to keep their families and communities healthy and safe...
Tags: Google, India, World Health Organization,, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Sanjay Gupta, Ministry of Health Family Welfare, Google in Asia, COVID-19

Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Mallory Hackett: AliveCor Aims to Ban Sales of Apple Smartwatches, Claiming Patent Infringement (Source: MobiHealthNews) Dom Amato: Patently Confusing: Vermont Businesswoman Testifies on Tricky US Patent System (Source: WCAX) Sean Silcoff: IP Experts Say Ottawa’s Proposed Regulations Could Harm Their Business and Drive Up Patent Costs for Domestic Innovators (Source: The Globe and Mail) Joff Wild: Aon’s $400m IP Fund; Nokia Seals Major Lenovo deal; LG Touts ...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, US, Uspto, Globe, Vermont, Patent, Ottawa, Brad, Aon, Charles Duan, Macek, Filipe Espósito, Juvan Bonni, Mallory Hackett

Discover the people behind Japanese gastronomy

Last year, we introduced the ‘Meshiagare!’ exhibition, showcasing thousands of photos and videos exploring Japanese cuisine. Today, we’re revealing the second installation of this mouth-watering project, with a focus on the people putting food on the table. In partnership with the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Google Arts & Culture is launching a new projectabout the incredible people behind the uniqueness of Japanese cuisine. You can check out their stories through 4...
Tags: Google, Japan, Tokyo, Muscat, Arts & Culture, Google in Asia, Elisabeth Callot, Eiichi Kaneko, Sarashina Nunoya, Okaki Farm, Yamashita Fruit Garden, Eri Yamashita, Sakiko Hirano, Toru Fushiki, Marie Chiba

New UK Court Case Could Decide if Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto, Creator of Bitcoin

CNBC writes: A copyright lawsuit brought by Craig Wright — the man who has claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonym used by the creator of bitcoin — could finally put to bed the years-long mystery over who actually invented the multibillion-dollar cryptocurrency. That's because the success of the lawsuit would likely depend on Wright proving that he did, in fact, author the white paper that originally laid out the technology behind bitcoin. And the case could force the U.K. court to weigh ...
Tags: Tech, Cnbc, Satoshi Nakamoto, Reuters, Craig Wright, Wright, London s High Court, Reuters Wright, Satoshi Nakamoto Creator of Bitcoin

Software Program Dr.Fill Finally Wins Prestigious Crossword Puzzle Event

Long-time Slashdot reader gregstumph writes: Dr.Fill, a software program that solves crossword puzzles, finished in first place at the 2021 American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, for the first time ever (its previous best was 11th place in 2017). Dr.Fill, created by Matt Ginsberg, has been participating as a non-competitor at the tournament since 2012. This year, Ginsberg made improvements to Dr.Fill with the assistance of a team from the Berkeley NLP Group. The program finished "a scant 15 p...
Tags: Facebook, Wikipedia, Tech, Erik, Ginsberg, Slashdot, Matt Ginsberg, Berkeley NLP Group, Erik Agard, Tyler Hinman

The New York Times is readying a newsletter push

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for April 26. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:The New York Times' newsletter push.iAd pitch deck.Shopify's C-suite exodus.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. Dmitry Brizhatyuk/Shutterstock The New York Times is re...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Podcast, New York Post, Media, Advertising, US, Newsletter, Trends, Digital Media, New York Times, Times, Cnbc, Shopify, Murdoch, Abercrombie Fitch

Grow Your Small Business: Video Replays and Live Event Invitation

I’ve previously invited my audience to join me in the BizSugar Mastermind small business community. And I’ve shared about the new BizSugar Live Webinars, too. Today is a great day to register for the next event taking place this coming Wednesday, 4/28/21 at noon central. Google My Business: Optimizing Your Listing We are fortunate to have GMB Platinum Product Expert Ben Fisher presenting. He is one of only 14 experts answering questions for Google. Ben knows there is a lot more to Google ...
Tags: Google, Videos, Business, Ppc, ANN, Ben, BizSugar, Google My Business, Whitespark, Ann Smarty, Ben Fisher, Monique Johnson, Small Business Advice, Pixabay, Ivana Taylor, Darren Shaw

Why Did Bitcoin Drop 25% in Just Two Weeks?

Bitcoin "fell dramatically in late April," writes The Street, "sinking from its mid-month high of around $64,000" to Sunday's current price of $47,600 — a drop of over 25% in less than two weeks. So this week the Street spoke to Bobby Ong, the chief operating officer at the cryptocurrency data aggregator CoinGecko, asking "Was that just par for the course — normal volatility — of something else?" Ong: The recent bloodbath on April 18 saw a record of approximately $9.77 billion worth of futur...
Tags: China, Ipo, Tech, Biden, Coinbase, Cnbc, U S Treasury, India Turkey, Bobby Ong

Facebook v Apple: The ad tracking row heats up

Why is there is a dispute between the two tech giants and does it matter to you?
Tags: Apple, Facebook, News

Apple sued over iPhone warranty issues and water resistance claims

Apple is being sued in New York in an attempted class-action complaint over water resistance, with the claim it misrepresented how...
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Spotlight on Apple, Google app stores: What happened to Tile, Spotify, Match – and that proposed law in Arizona

Guidelines, privacy, security all a smokescreen for monopoly abuse, lawmakers told Special report Apple and Google were blasted by app developers this week during a US Senate hearing over the tech giant's software souks. Here we summarize that meeting – and take a closer look at why a proposed law in Arizona to tackle the duo's behavior failed to pass.…
Tags: Apple, Google, Software, Arizona, US Senate, Apple Google

The Week Ahead: NFL Draft begins and Apple’s app privacy update arrives

Taking a look at some key happenings in the next seven days.
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Greg Kroah-Hartman Rejects Apology from University of Minnesota Researchers

Saturday University of Minnesota researchers emailed the Linux kernel mailing list apologizing for submitting buggy code as part of a research project to see whether it would be accepted. Late Saturday night, the kernel team's Greg Kroah-Hartman responded: Thank you for your response. As you know, the Linux Foundation and the Linux Foundation's Technical Advisory Board submitted a letter on Friday to your University outlining the specific actions which need to happen in order for your group...
Tags: Tech, University, Linux Foundation, University of Minnesota, Greg Kroah Hartman, University of Minnesota Researchers, Linux Foundation s Technical Advisory Board

China's 2024 Moon Probe Will Carry European Equipment

Hmmmmmm writes: China plans to launch its next robot lunar lander in 2024, and it will carry equipment manufactured by scientists from France, Sweden, Italy, and Russia, Hu Hao, the program's chief designer, told the Xinhua News Agency on Saturday. The country aims to position the lander, named Chang'e 6, near the lunar south pole where it will collect samples, per the official Xinhua News Agency. The Chang'e 6 lander is part of China's ongoing mission to successfully return moon samples back ...
Tags: China, Tech, Associated Press, Chang, Xinhua News Agency, Hu, China National Space Administration, France Sweden Italy, Russia Hu Hao

Executives at Europe's Largest Bank Told to Try 'Hot Desking'

"Banking giant HSBC has confirmed that top managers in its Canary Wharf HQ have lost their offices and will have to hot-desk on an open-plan floor," reports the BBC, noting it comes as the bank "pursues plans to shrink its office space by 40% in a post-pandemic shake-up." Boss Noel Quinn said the whole bank was embracing "hybrid working" and he would no longer come in five days a week. "My leadership team and I have moved to a fully open-plan floor with no designated desks," he said on Linkedin...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Tech, Bbc, Hsbc, Quinn, Lloyds, Forbes, Noel Quinn, Canary Wharf HQ, Largest Bank Told, Europe Lloyds Bank

Robo-advisor StashAway gets $25M Series D led by Sequoia Capital India

Investment app StashAway has raised a $25 million Series D led by Sequoia Capital India, with participation from returning investors Eight Roads Ventures and Square Peg. After regulatory approvals for the funding are completed, Sequoia Capital India managing director Abheek Anand will join StashAway’s board of directors as part of the round. StashAway does not disclose how many investors use its robo-advisor app, but it surpassed $1 billion assets under management in January. It currently has op...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Eight Roads Ventures, Valar Ventures, Co, Anand, Ferrario, Sequoia Capital India

The 93rd Academy Awards will honor the best films of the year - here's how to watch live to see all the winners

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. An Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, California Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, The Academy Awards, or the Oscars, honors the best movies of the year. The 2021 Oscars will be broadcast tonight at 8 p.m. ET. You can watch the Oscars live on ABC via cable, or streaming services like Hulu + Live TV and Fubo TV. + Live TV (small) TV (small) The 93rd Academy Awa...
Tags: Reviews, TV, London, Movies, Entertainment, Abc, Films, US, Trends, Tech, Features, Chicago, Netflix, United States, Paris, Frances Mcdormand

How to automatically add birthdays to Google Calendar and never forget a big day again

Once you set up a birthday in Google Contacts, it is automatically synced to your Google Calendar. Oscar Wong/Getty Images Birthdays in Google Calendar come from details in your Google Contacts. When you set up a birthday in Google Contacts, it is automatically added to your Google Calendar. To see birthdays in Google Calendar, check the "Birthdays" calendar box under the "My calendars" dropdown menu. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The only thing worse than f...
Tags: Google, Mac, Trends, Pc, Google Calendar, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Devon Delfino, YT ID Mz2Uxb-61q0, Google Calendar Oscar Wong Getty Images Birthdays

Slashing Methane Emissions Could Be Crucial For Fighting Climate Change, UN Report Warns

The New York Times reports: A major United Nations report will declare that slashing emissions of methane, the main component of natural gas, is far more vital than previously thought... It also says that — unless there is significant deployment of unproven technologies capable of pulling greenhouse gases out of the air — expanding the use of natural gas is incompatible with keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, a goal of the international Paris Agreement... The reason methane would b...
Tags: Tech, New York Times, Paris, United Nations, Times, Cornell University, Duke University, Drew Shindell, UN Report Warns

The #8meals app from Habits of Waste helps people cut back on meaty meals to save the planet

Earth Day may have come and gone, but with apps like #8meals from the non-profit Habits of Waste, anyone can try and do their part to help reduce deforestation and rising greenhouse gas emissions by cutting meat out of their diets for just 8 meals a week. The app, which was created by Habits of Waste founder Sheila Morovati along with the development shop Digital Pomegranate, gives users a way to schedule which meals of theirs will be meatless and offers recipe suggestions for what to eat to hel...
Tags: TC, Post, Tech, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Websites, Postmates, Uber Eats, Doordash, Earth Day, Southern California, Anheuser Busch, GrubHub, Post Cereal, Cutlery, Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat, Sheila Morovati

NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Successfully Flies Faster, Farther on Third Flight

"NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter continues to set records, flying faster and farther on Sunday, April 25, 2021 than in any tests it went through on Earth," reports NASA: The helicopter took off at 1:31 a.m. EDT (4:31 a.m. PDT), or 12:33 p.m. local Mars time, rising 16 feet (5 meters) — the same altitude as its second flight. Then it zipped downrange 164 feet (50 meters), almost half the length of a football field, reaching a top speed of 6.6 feet per second (2 meters per second). [Roughly 4.5 ...
Tags: Washington, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Southern California, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA Headquarters, Ingenuity, Dave Lavery

NBC News Asks: Is College Worth the Money?

Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: "More major corporations are abandoning the requirement of a four-year degree. At Apple, half of their employees don't have college degrees," reports NBC News. They also note that JP Morgan is "actively recruiting" people without a college degree for programs that train them for careers in areas like operations or consumer banking (showing one woman who ultimately got a $70,000-a-year position in Human Resources). NBC warns that "this path is untes...
Tags: Apple, Nbc, Tech, Colombia, United States, Jp Morgan, Salesforce, Marc Benioff, Benioff

Here's When You Can Likely Download iOS 14.5

iOS 14.5 and associated updates for iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS are all launching soon, bringing the ability to unlock an iPhone with an Apple Watch, AirTag support, dual-SIM 5G support, Siri improvements, updates for Podcasts, Maps, and News, and more. As part of its April 20 press releases alongside the "Spring Loaded" media event, Apple revealed that iOS 14.5 and the other updates would be available "starting next week," meaning that we can expect them to debut sometime between April ...
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Here's When You Can Download iOS 14.5 [Update: It's Out Now]

Update: iOS 14.5 is now available. Our full coverage: Apple Releases iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 With Apple Watch iPhone Unlocking, Dual-SIM 5G Support, Apple Maps Accident Crowdsourcing and Tons More How to Unlock Your iPhone With Your Apple Watch When Wearing a Mask Apple Releases watchOS 7.4 With iPhone Unlocking, Apple Fitness+ AirPlay 2 Support Apple Releases macOS Big Sur 11.3 With M1 Optimizations, AirTag Integration, Updated Controller Support, Apple Music Updates and More Apple Rele...
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Steve Jobs would have loved this brand new Apple device that just launched

One of the nice surprises from Apple's "Spring Loaded" event on Tuesday -- which showcased a slew of new products like a refreshed iPad...
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Gardening startups like Neverland want to make every day Earth Day for the home gardener

Vera Kutsenko and Hayley Leibson have incredible tech pedigrees, but their latest venture involves as much digging in dirt as it does digging through lines of code. The two women have founded Neverland, a startup for the home gardener that aims to be a marketplace connecting mom and pop gardening shops with the explosion of amateur horticulturalists that have sprung up since the pandemic began and everyone needed someone (or something) to talk to. Gardening businesses were among the big winners ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Uber, Y Combinator, Gardening, San Francisco, Tech, Usda,, Obvious Ventures, Cornell, Bay Area, Breck, Neverland, Maveron, Chief Operating Officer

Insane new anti-drone system zaps UAVs out of the sky with targeted microwaves

Whereas most anti-drone systems in use today rely on radio frequency interference, this new system uses beamformed microwaves to overwhelm approaching UAVs.
Tags: Trends, Features, Drones, Energy Weapons

How to delete your TikTok account permanently

It's easy to delete your TikTok account through the app. Reuters To delete TikTok, tap the three-dot menu in your profile tab, then tap "Manage my account" and "Delete account." Once you confirm your decision, your account will be "deactivated" for 30 days. After 30 days, your account will be permanently deleted. If you never signed up for a TikTok account, you can just uninstall the app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Whether you have privacy concerns...
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Facebook Mistakenly Deletes Page for the Town of Bitche, France

"Ville de Bitche is a town situated in northwestern France with a rich military history, pastoral landscape, and an unfortunate sounding name," reports Slate. (Adding that the "e" is silent....) "Recently tiny Bitche made international headlines after Facebook mistook the city's name for a swear word and deleted the town's Facebook page." The city's communication manager, Valêrie Degouy, contacted Facebook on March 19 to explain the situation and ask the company to reverse its decision — for ...
Tags: Facebook, France, Tech, United States, Val, Marie, Scacco, Rohrbach, Bitche, Bitche France, rie Degouy, Degouy, Joshua Scacco, University of South Florida In, Ashley Muddiman, University of Kansas Read

Children from Parents Exposed to Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster Show No Genetic Damage

HealthDay reports: There's no evidence of genetic damage in the children of parents who were exposed to radiation from the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster in Ukraine, researchers say. Several previous studies have examined the risks across generations of radiation exposure from events such as this, but have yielded inconclusive results. In this study, the investigators analyzed the genomes of 130 children and parents from families where one or both parents were exposed to radiatio...
Tags: Tech, Ukraine, Chernobyl, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Rockville, U S National Cancer Institute, HealthDay, Meredith Yeager

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