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Vulnerabilities in Apple devices being actively exploited: report

Vulnerabilities in Apple iPhones, iPads and Macs are reportedly being actively exploited by hackers, the government's Computer Emergency Response Team (Cert NZ) warns. Read More Tauranga software startup LawVu inks deal with... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Business, Tauranga, Computer Emergency Response Team Cert NZ


Arm Pioneer: Nvidia's Grace CPU Is Proof That It Will 'Compete Unfairly'

RealNeoMorpheus writes: Arm pioneer Hermann Hauser has once again criticized Nvidia's plan to acquire the semiconductor design company, with The Telegraph reporting Sunday that he believes Nvidia is "clearly showing it will compete unfairly" if the deal is approved. Hauser's concerns reportedly centered on the Grace processor Nvidia announced at GTC 2021. The company's first Arm-based CPU will connect to high-end GPUs via NVLink, which purportedly offers data transfer speeds up to 900 GBps. That...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Nvidia, Grace, The Telegraph, Fujitsu, Hermann Hauser, Hauser, GTC


Co-Founder of Brain Implant Startup Neuralink Leaves the Company

According to The Byte, the co-founder of brain implant startup Neuralink, Max Hodak, announced he's leaving the company. From the report: Hodak, who started the ultra-ambitious venture with Elon Musk and had until recently served as its president, didn't say why he was leaving the company or on what terms. In other words, it's not currently clear whether he left voluntary or was fired. "I am no longer at Neuralink (as of a few weeks ago)," he wrote in a tweet. "I learned a ton there and remain a...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Hodak, Neuralink, Brain Implant Startup Neuralink Leaves the Company, Neuralink Max Hodak


Apple Says Epic Games 'Wants Us to Be Android, But We Don't Want to Be'

The highly-anticipated Epic Games vs. Apple trial kicked off today in a federal court in Oakland, California, with lawyers for both companies delivering opening remarks before District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers. Lawyers for Epic Games attempted to paint the App Store as anti-competitive and monopolistic, noting that developers are forced to use Apple's in-app purchase system, and thus pay Apple a 30% commission on sales. (The rate drops to 15% for subscriptions after the first year and for...
Tags: Apple, Google, Featured, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Epic Games, Oakland California, Tim Sweeney, Scott Forstall, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Fortnite, Karen Dunn, Small Business Program, Epic Games vs. Apple, Steve Jobs Phil Schiller Craig Federighi Eddy Cue


Apple analyst predicts an 8-inch folding iPhone will arrive in 2023

Ming-Chi Kuo, the usually-reliable Apple analyst, is at it again with another prediction years in advance. According to Kuo, Apple may be planning to release its foldable iPhone in 2023. As reported by MacRumors, Kuo claims that the foldable iPhone might sport an “8-inch QHD+ flexible OLED display.” Kuo estimates that the company expects to sell 15-20 million folding units in 2023 “based on Apple’s requested capacity plan.” Interestingly, Kuo notes that he expects Apple will adopt a fancier “sil...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Insider, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Kuo Apple, Plugged


Epic Games and Apple spar over consoles and walled gardens on opening day of trial

Epic Games and Apple kicked off their high-profile trial on Monday, beginning a legal battle that is expected to run for at least two weeks and has the potential to change not only the iPhone maker's app ecosystem, but also the broader app economy worth hundreds of billions of dollars.
Tags: Apple, Cnn


Cheapest MacBook Pro you’ve ever seen is at Dell Refurbished — save over $400!

While this refurbished laptop comes without an OS, there is little or nothing the MacBook Pro cannot handle.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Trends, Computing, Dell, Laptops, Laptop Deals, 15-inch MacBook Pro, MacBook Pro deals, Dell 2021, Dell Refurbished, Dell Q2


Googler demolishes one of Apple's monopoly defenses – that web apps are just as good as native iOS software

Safari savaged for failing behind in web APIs Epic Games and Apple faced off in an Oakland, California, courtroom on Monday to resolve the gaming giant's antitrust claim that Apple's App Store represents an illegal monopoly.…
Tags: Apple, Software, App Store, Oakland California


Sony Invests In Discord, To Integrate It With PlayStation In 2022

Sony Interactive Entertainment and Discord will connect the communication service to PlayStation Network early next year, now that Sony has taken an ownership stake in Discord's latest round of capital-raising. Polygon reports: SIE president and CEO Jim Ryan didn't list specifics for how PlayStation and Discord will work together. "Our goal is to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on console and mobile starting early next year," Ryan said, "allowing friends, groups, an...
Tags: Tech, Sony, Playstation Network, Ryan, Sie, Jim Ryan, Sony Interactive Entertainment and Discord


Tom Hanks' New Sci-Fi Film From Game of Thrones' Miguel Sapochnik Moves to Apple

Tom Hanks has a new sci-fi film coming out from Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, and while it was originally called Bios and set for theatrical release this August, it has now changed its title to Finch and has a new release date and outlet.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Films, Actors, Tom Hanks, Sony, Game Of Thrones, Steven Spielberg, Bios, Finch, Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones, Greyhound, Miguel Sapochnik, Thrones, The Long Night


Uber and Arrival partner to create an EV for ride-hail drivers

Arrival, the electric vehicle manufacturer that’s attempting to do away with the assembly line in favor of highly automated microfactories, is partnering with Uber to create an EV for ride-hail drivers.  Arrival expects to reveal the final vehicle design before the end of the year and to begin production in the third quarter of 2023. Uber drivers have been invited to contribute to the design process to ensure the vehicles are built to suit their needs. Uber is trying to make good on a prom...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Europe, London, US, Tech, General Motors, UPS, Canada, United States, Electric Vehicles, North America, SPAC, Arrival, Ride Hail


Identifying the Person Behind Bitcoin Fog

The person behind the Bitcoin Fog was identified and arrested. Bitcoin Fog was an anonymization service: for a fee, it mixed a bunch of people’s bitcoins up so that it was hard to figure out where any individual coins came from. It ran for ten years. Identifying the person behind Bitcoin Fog serves as an illustrative example of how hard it is to be anonymous online in the face of a competent police investigation: Most remarkable, however, is the IRS’s account of tracking down Sterlingov using th...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Crime, Uncategorized, Fbi, Bitcoin, Anonymity, Tracking, Dark Web, Irs, Cryptocurrency, Identification, Bruce Schneier, Liberty Reserve, De-anonymization, Sterlingov


Epic vs. Apple opening arguments suggest a bitter battle over iOS’ future

Epic says it's "suing for change." Apple says Epic "just doesn't want to pay."
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Where do the Sparks figure into WNBA’s national TV, streaming plans?

As ratings plummeted across much of the sports landscape in 2020, the WNBA touted a substantial uptick. The league boasted a 68% increase in viewership of games played in a bubble in Bradenton, Florida – which were broadcast on ESPN and on the CBS Television Network. On Monday, the league announced that this season, 100 regular-season games will air nationally on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, NBA TV and, again, on CBS Television Network and CBS Sports Network, after CBS Sports extended a partnership with th...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Abc, Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Nba, Dallas, Espn, CBS Sports, WNBA, Sparks, Bradenton Florida, Cathy Engelbert, CBS Television Network


Amazon’s over-the-top business, including IMDb TV and Twitch, tops 120M monthly viewers

Amazon’s free, ad-supported streaming service IMDb TV is getting its own mobile app. The company announced the news today at its first-ever NewFronts presentation to advertisers, where it also shared that its over-the-top streaming businesses combined — meaning, IMDb TV, Twitch, live sports like Thursday Night Football, Amazon’s News app and others — have now grown to more than 120 million monthly viewers. This over-the-top business, or Amazon OTT as it’s called, includes anywhere ads show up al...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Mobile, Media, NFL, Tech, Fox, Streaming, Roku, Imdb, Twitch, Amazon Fire TV, Streaming Service, Pittsburgh, Mobile App


Apple expects to ship 20M foldable iPhones in 2023, report says

A phone with an 8-inch foldable screen could be coming from Apple.
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‘Finch’, Sci-Fi Drama Where Tom Hanks Builds an Android to Protect His Dog, Heads to Apple TV+

Bios, a post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama where Tom Hanks plays a scientist who creates an android to watch over his dog, has a new title and a new home. The film is now called Finch and it’s headed to Apple TV+. Amblin Entertainment produced the film, and it was originally going to be distributed by Universal Pictures in theaters this August. Now, Apple TV+ is planning on releasing it sometime later this year. This isn’t Hanks’s first film to move from theaters to Apple TV+, either. His World War ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Sci-fi, Apple TV, Tom-Hanks, Sony, Universal Pictures, Finch, Hanks, Miguel Sapochnik, Appletv, Ivor Powell, COVID, Bios Finch, Caleb Landry Jones Samira Wiley, Skeet Ulrich Craig Luck


‘Mr. Corman’ First Look: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Directs and Stars in Apple TV+ Comedy Series Coming in August

It’s been 20 years since Joseph Gordon-Levitt last graced the small screen with a leading role, when audiences watched him grow up on TV in the NBC sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. Now he makes his long-awaited return to television with Mr. Corman, a new Apple TV+ series which he directs, produces, and stars in. See the Mr. Corman first look image below. Mr. Corman First Look Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been curiously absent from the big screen for a while (only recently resurfacing with appear...
Tags: Apple, Images, Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Chicago, Joseph-Gordon-Levitt, Victor, Megan, San Fernando Valley, Gordon Levitt, Bobby Hall, Roseanne, Josh Corman, Corman


eBay Says It's Open To Accepting Cryptocurrencies In Future, Exploring NFTs

EBay is open to the possibility of accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment in the future and is looking at ways to get non-fungible tokens (NFTs) on its platform, the company said on Monday. Reuters reports: "We are always looking at the most relevant forms of payment and will continue to assess that going forward. We have no immediate plans, but it (cryptocurrency) is something we are keeping an eye on," eBay said in a statement to Reuters. In an interview with CNBC, Chief Executive Offic...
Tags: Ebay, Tech, Cnbc, Reuters, NFT, Iannone, Jamie Iannone


Early Signs of Dementia Can Be Detected By Tracking Driving Behaviors

An anonymous reader quotes a report from New Atlas: A fascinating new study from a team of US researchers has used machine learning techniques to develop algorithms that can analyze naturalistic driving data and detect mild cognitive impairment and dementia in a driver. The work is still in the preliminary stages, however, the researchers claim it could be possible in the future to detect early signs of dementia using either a smartphone app or devices incorporated into car software systems. The...
Tags: US, Tech, MCI, Sharon Di


The Daily Crunch: TechCrunch’s parent company sold for $5B, Duolingo’s origin story

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. TechCrunch’s new home The original plan was to spend a minute today explaining that the Daily Crunch is now being put together by a new and expanded team. I, your friend Alex, will be writing and collecting the main sections from here on out. We’ll also have input from Walter and Annie on the Extra Crunch side of things (like today’s Exchange column!), along with...
Tags: Apple, TC, Twitter, Microsoft, Tech, Annie, EC, FirstMark Capital, Alex, Sarah, EMC, Mary Meeker, Duolingo, Zoomo, Lucas Matney, Anthony Ha


The 10 best places to shop for men's underwear

Tommy John Underwear is the one thing you wear every day, but probably hardly put any thought into. It may be time for an upgrade in comfort and style - and here are the best places to shop. Our favorite places to buy underwear include Tommy John, Saxx, MeUndies, Bombas, and All Citizens. If there's one article of clothing you wear every day, it's a pair of underwear. They've become such a standard wardrobe staple that most people put little to no thought into the kinds they b...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Style, US, Trends, Nasa, Features, Buying Guide, Men, Silver, Underwear, Pima, Tommy John, Tommy John Underwear, Men's Clothing, Bombas


Clubhouse Is Losing Steam

Clubhouse—the company that was making headlines just a few months back for drawing major celebrities (and Elon Musk)—seems to have reached a tipping point. In April, the app reached a grand total of 922,000 downloads, new research found, a sharp downturn after bringing in millions of new users just a month earlier. Read more...
Tags: Android, Twitter, Spotify, Elon Musk, Science, Social Media, Software, Computing, Freeware, Internet Culture, Operating Systems, Clubhouse, Mobile Applications, Clubhouse Software, Social Networking Services, Technology Internet


Ford, BMW lead Solid Power’s $130M Series B round

A Solid Power manufacturing engineer holds two 20 ampere hour (Ah) all solid-state battery cells for the BMW Group and Ford Motor Company. The 20 ampere hour (Ah) all solid-state battery cells were produced on Solid Power’s Colorado-based pilot production line. Source: Solid Power. Solid state battery systems have long been considered the next breakthrough in battery technology, with multiple startups vying to be the first to commercialization. Automakers have been some of the top investors in...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Colorado, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Bmw, Volkswagen, Ford Motor Company, BMW Group, McKenna, General Motors Ford, SSB, Mark Harris, Ford BMW, Solid State Batteries


Hardware Hacker Breaks the DRM on a Mini Dishwasher

In what amounts to a very clever bit of hardware hacking, developer dekuNukem (the hacker who created a little device that automatically switches your screen to work when a boss walks by) has detailed a methodology for refilling the DRM-protected detergent cassettes for a $486 portable dishwasher called Bob.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Home Automation, Computing, Dishwasher, Github, Home Appliances, Washer, Bob Read, Digital Rights Management, Computer Memory, Dishwashing, Nt, Non Volatile Memory, Computer Data, Technology Internet


CISA Investigates Possible Hacks Of Federal Agencies

"We are working with each agency to validate whether an intrusion has occurred and will offer incident response support accordingly," CISA's deputy executive assistant director told Breaking Defense.
Tags: Technology, Law, Cisa, Military / Military Law


What You Need to Know About Google Career Certificates

Google Career Certificates could help you prepare for a tech sector job.
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Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 years of marriage

By Clare Duffy | CNN Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years, the pair announced in a statement on their verified Twitter accounts. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the statement reads. pic.twitter.com/padmHSgWGc — Bill Gates (@BillGates) May 3, 2021 The couple founded their philanthropic organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in 2000. “We have raised three incredible ch...
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Sport, Soccer, Bill, Melinda Gates, Melinda Gates Foundation, National News, Clare Duffy


How politicians manipulate the masses with simple AI

We’re three and a half years away from electing another president here in the US, but it’s never to early too prepare ourselves for the impending crapshow that is US politics. The good news is, going forward, you won’t have to think so much. The age of data-based politics is coming to a close thanks to the innovations created by the 2016 Donald Trump campaign and the counteracting tactics employed by the Biden team in 2020. Data used to be the most important commodity in politics. When Trump won...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Science, US, Insights, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Neural, Next Featured



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