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Storytel's Audiobook Library Is Headed for Spotify Later This Year

Spotify is partnering with Storytel, a Sweden-based audiobook streaming service, to integrate its library with Spotify’s platform later this year, the companies announced Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Spotify, Podcast, Science, Sweden, Software, Microsoft Windows, Operating Systems, Subscription Services, Thursday, Audiobook, Audible, Business Finance, Courtney Holt, Storytel


iMac, iPad Pro, and Apple TV 4K arrive in stores with vibrant window displays

Apple Stores are open and welcoming customers to get hands-on with the new 24-inch iMac, iPad Pro with M1, and next generation Apple TV...
Tags: Apple, Apple Stores


Mio, a social commerce startup focused on smaller cities and rural areas in Vietnam, raises $1M seed

Vietnam has one of the fastest-growing e-commerce markets in Southeast Asia, but many major platforms still focus on large cities. This means people in smaller cities or rural areas need to deal with longer wait times for deliveries. Social commerce company Mio is taking advantage of that gap by building a reseller network and logistics infrastructure that can offer next-day delivery to tier 2 and 3 cities. The startup, which currently focuses on fresh groceries and plans to expand into more cat...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Asia, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Tech, Philippines, Alibaba, Vietnam, Idg Ventures, Social Commerce, Temasek, Fmcg


Now with More Communicator Award!

In this Marketing Over Coffee: In this episode learn about UTM Codes, The Death of Social Media, Amazon Prime Week and more! Direct Link to File Brought to you by our sponsors: StackAdapt and Terminus UTM 101 Android 12 at Google I/O and Marketing Platform on the 27th Enhanced controls on Google Photos 6:52 Marketing Over Coffee is sponsored by Terminus – the marketing platform for efficient revenue growth. Terminus is changing the way marketing and sales teams work together, helpin...
Tags: Google, Podcast, Marketing, John, Chris, Stackadapt, Marketing Over Coffee Newsletter, Analytics for Marketers Slack Group Get the Job, Death of Social Media Amazon Prime Week, Google Photos 6:52 Marketing Over Coffee, SEO for Video Livestream Amazon, TSA Travel Stats Marketing Over Coffee


Another Pixel 6 Pro leak seems to confirm Google’s major design shift

It was just a week ago that we reported on Jon Prosser’s leaks of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, showing off a seriously different design direction for Google‘s phone line. Now another tipster with a few more major reveals under his belt, OnLeaks, has partnered with digit.in to provide another rendered look at the devices. Kudos @jon_prosser who shared a rather good look at the #Pixel6Pro. That being said, his depiction isn't that flawless… Thus, I'm back to provide a more accurate look at this de...
Tags: Google, Startups, Pixel, Insider, Plugged, Jon Prosser


E-Bikes Can Provide a Good Workout

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Does riding an electric bike to work count as exercise, and not just a mode of transportation? It can, if you ride right, according to a pragmatic new study comparing the physiological effects of e-bikes and standard road bicycles during a simulated commute. The study, which involved riders new to e-cycling, found that most could complete their commutes faster and with less effort on e-bikes than standard bicycles, while elevating thei...
Tags: America, Tech, New York Times, Miami University, Oxford Ohio, American College of Sports Medicine, Translational Journal


How Burberry Became the King of Fashion Marketing

Burberry is one of the most famed fashion houses in the world, notable for its unique styles, Britishness, and ability to combine iconic looks with innovative fashion. However, many people don’t know that Burberry is a leader in business marketing, showing other fashion companies how it should be done.  By collaborating with tech companies and exploring technological inventions, Burberry has moved ahead of the pack in the fashion world. Whether it’s the company’s amazing social media ou...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Snapchat, Burberry, Trench Coat, Burberry Kisses, Burberry Bespoke, Burberry Kisses Burberry, Snapchat Deliveries Burberry


Lady Gaga says she was impregnated by producer that raped her at 19

The singer, 35, spoke about being raped at 19 years old in Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey's Apple TV+ docuseries "The Me You Can't See."
Tags: Apple, Harry, Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey


Apple expanding ‘Air Quality’ Weather app feature to more countries with iOS 14.7

One of the new features introduced with iOS 14 last year was the ability to see Air Quality in the Weather app, but this is restricted...
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Prince Harry and Oprah Winfrey Unite on ‘The Me You Can’t See’: TV Review

In his personal life, Prince Harry has emerged only recently from a period of great pain. In his professional life, as evidenced by his new Apple TV Plus series “The Me You Can’t See,” the tricky part is just beginning. Oprah Winfrey’s interview, earlier this year, with the former working royal and his wife Meghan […]
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Prince Harry, Harry, Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey, Meghan, Apple TV Plus, The Me You Can’t See


Snap Announces Spectacles 4.0 with Built-In AR Displays That Aren't for Sale

Snap continues to forge ahead with its line of techy camera glasses despite previous generations largely proving unprofitable and/or unpopular. But hey, fourth time’s the charm, right? On Thursday, Snap announced its newest Spectacles smart glasses with built-in AR displays, but don’t expect to get your hands on them…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Glasses, Science, Technology, Snapchat, Eyewear, Augmented Reality, Evan Spiegel, Magic Leap, Science and Technology, Mixed Reality, Spectacles, Snap Inc, Smartglasses, Wearable Computers


New Type of Imager Could Help Spot Smuggled Nuclear Materials

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: Much as a smoke detector gives only a vague idea of where a fire is, current methods to detect smuggled nuclear materials are slow and imprecise. But a new technique that images nuclear materials based on the neutrons and gamma rays they shed can locate these dangers in record time, scientists report. The new technique -- neutron-gamma emission tomography (NGET) detection -- relies on detectors that emit light when struck by either a neutron or...
Tags: Tech, Fukushima, Science magazine


Computer Coding Could Count For Foreign Language Credit Under Bill

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Mercury News: Instead of learning a foreign language, Michigan students could take computer coding classes to replace the high school graduation requirement, under a bill that passed the state House Tuesday. Currently, the Michigan Merit Curriculum, which dictates the state's academic standards for graduation, requires students to take two world language credits to receive a high school diploma. Before the bill passed a vote, bill sponsor Rep. Greg Va...
Tags: Tech, House, Michigan, Bill, Greg VanWoerkom, Norton Shores Republican, Padma Kuppa


M1 iPad Pro, M1 iMac, and New Apple TV 4K Start Arriving to Customers in New Zealand and Australia

It's now May 21 in Australia and New Zealand, which means customers who preordered an M1 iPad Pro, ‌M1‌ iMac, or second-generation Apple TV 4K are starting to receive their new devices. Apple customers in Australia and New Zealand are always the first to get their hands on newly released products due to time zone differences, and they'll soon be sharing first impressions and photos on social media networks. There are no Apple Stores in New Zealand, but ‌Apple Stores‌ in Australia have stock ...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Apple Stores, Middle East Asia Europe


Daily Crunch: Ford’s powerhouse F-150 Lightning pickup can actually power your house

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. It’s Thursday, everyone, and the technology and startup worlds were a mixed bag today. We learned about the final death of Internet Explorer (RIP), new AR glasses from Snap, fresh cryptocurrency rules for the United States, and even took the time to look into all the pizza-robot startups. Hell, Ford even made the cut with its new electric truck that I secretly cove...
Tags: Google, TC, Twitter, Microsoft, Yahoo, Berlin, Newsletter, Tech, United States, Ford, Andreessen Horowitz, Taylor, Latin America, Ingrid, Natasha, Redmond


Taiwan's TSMC Claims Breakthrough On 1nm Chips

Hmmmmmm shares a report from Taiwan News: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), National Taiwan University (NTU), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have made a significant breakthrough in the development of 1-nanometer chips, reports said Tuesday (May 18). The joint announcement has trumped IBM's statement earlier in the month about the development of a 2nm semiconductor, British website Verdict reported. While at present the most advanced chips are 5nm, TSMC's find wa...
Tags: Tech, Taiwan, Mit, Ibm, TSMC, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT, NTU, Department of Electrical Engineering, Taiwan News


First Physical Google Store Opening In New York City This Summer

After years of seasonal pop-ups, Made by Google is finally opening a retail store for its hardware division. The first physical Google Store will be in Chelsea directly under one of the company's New York City offices. 9to5Google reports: At the Google Store, you'll be able to "browse and buy an extensive selection of products made by Google," including Pixel phones, Nest products, Fitbit devices, and Pixelbooks. You'll also be able to pick up online orders. The company says this is "an importan...
Tags: Google, New York City, Tech, Chelsea, Google Store


Nearly 1,000 Apple employees sign letter calling on Tim Cook to issue statement supporting Palestinians

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images Apple employees called on Tim Cook to issue a statement supporting Palestinians, The Verge reported. Employees said they were frustrated Apple has kept silent amid recent violence. This is the second time in a week that large numbers of Apple employees have criticized the company. See more stories on Insider's business page. Nearly 1,000 Apple employees have signed an internal letter to CEO Tim Cook ...
Tags: Apple, Politics, Cook, News, Enterprise, Israel, International, Trends, Gaza, Middle East, Palestine, Islam, Tim Cook, Muslim, Hamas, East Jerusalem


Judge in Texas Lawsuit Against Google Refuses to Move Case to California

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -A Texas judge hearing a state antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google denied on Thursday a request for the case to be...
Tags: Google, Texas, California, Washington, Reuters, Alphabet Inc, Texas Lawsuit Against Google


Stadia may make its retail debut at upcoming NYC Google Store

Google's upcoming retail store in New York City may mark the first time Stadia and its hardware have been sold in an in-person store.
Tags: Google, New York City


Smart home fragmentation may become thing of the past thanks to Matter protocol

Tired of having to use multiple device apps to run your smart home? Google and a handful of other smart tech developers have big plans for unifying smart gear.
Tags: Google, Trends, Smart Home, Matter, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, Google I/O 2021


Telemedicine startups are positioning themselves for a post-pandemic world

Telemedicine, in its original form of the phone call, has been around for decades. For people in remote or rural areas without easy access to in-person care, consulting a doctor over the phone has often been the go-to approach. But for a large swath of the world used to taking half a day off work just for a 15-30 minute doctor’s appointment, it may seem like telemedicine was invented only last year. That’s mostly because it wasn’t until 2020 that telemedicine, in its myriad forms, debuted into t...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Insurance, Tech, Healthcare, Andreessen Horowitz, Telemedicine, Video Conferencing, HIPPA, StartUp Health, Steven Krein, Unity Stoakes, American Journal of Accountable Care, EC Market Map, EC Healthtech


Google to revive RSS support in Chrome for Android

Who's Reader? I don't know any Reader. Do you know any Reader? In 2013, Google discontinued its RSS app Google Reader, eliciting widespread criticism. On Wednesday, the search advertising biz reversed its recent disinterest in RSS and announced plans to experiment with an RSS-based content subscription feature in the Android version of Chrome.…
Tags: Google, Software


Apple employees call for company to support Palestinians in internal letter

They say Tim Cook hasn’t yet put out a statement.
Tags: Apple, Tim Cook


New Coronavirus Cases Fall By 20%

Coronavirus infections continue to plummet across the U.S. From a report: The U.S. averaged about 30,000 cases per day over the past week. The progress is happening remarkably fast, and across the board. It was just last week that average daily cases dropped below 40,000, for the first time in months. This week's figures are a 20% improvement over last week. 39 states saw their caseloads improve over the past week. Alabama showed an increase in new cases, although the state had some unusual repo...
Tags: Washington, Alabama, Tech


How Technology Can Be Part of a Happy Life

Zoom Fatigue. Distraction. Burnout. For many of us, digital overwhelm is all around. The pressures of remote work are all too familiar. When we think about how to solve these problems, conversations inevitably turn to disengaging from technology: limiting screen time, deleting apps, taking breaks from social media. But what if we approached these issues in a different way, thinking about how to create well-being while using technology?  Over the past two years, the Digital Wellness Institute...
Tags: Google, Parenting, Digital, Harvard, New York Times, Bobo, Nir Eyal, Athabasca University, Communication technology, Digital Wellness, Digital Wellness Institute, Margaret Swarbrick, Heidi Hana, Productivity Digital, Environment Having


LawNext: How Law Schools Should Teach Tech, With April Dawson

There is broad agreement that if law schools are to adequately train students for careers in law, then technology is a critical part of the curriculum.
Tags: Technology, Law, Law Schools, Dawson


Verizon Forces Users Onto Pricier Plans To Get $50-Per-Month Government Subsidy

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Verizon and other Internet service providers are preventing some low-income customers from getting new $50-per-month government subsidies unless they switch to different plans that are sometimes more expensive. Over 825 ISPs nationwide are selling plans eligible for the new subsidies that the US government made available to people who have low incomes or who lost income during the pandemic. Verizon stands out among big ISPs in its use of the...
Tags: Verizon, Post, Fcc, Washington Post, US, Tech, FAQ, Department of Health and Human Services, Geoffrey Fowler


The Roku Channel is now streaming original shows with stars like Chrissy Teigen and Kevin Hart - here's how to watch for free

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Roku Roku has launched a lineup of free original shows on The Roku Channel. Shows include "Chrissy's Court" starring Chrissy Teigen, "Cup of Joe" starring Joe Jonas, and more. Roku Originals were originally produced for the now defunct Quibi streaming service. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Less than a year after Quibi's shutdown left its catalog of over 75 shows without a home, Roku has ...
Tags: Reviews, TV, Matthew Mcconaughey, Entertainment, Berlin, New York City, Samsung, Trends, Tech, BBC News, Features, Austin, Punk, Cameron, Streaming, Roku


How to turn on and use AirPlay on a Mac, for screen mirroring on larger displays like a smart TV

It's easy to AirPlay from your Mac computer to devices within range. Maskot/Getty Images You can turn on AirPlay on a Mac through the System Preferences app's "Displays" menu. AirPlay on a Mac is handy when giving presentations, or just sharing content on a larger display. You can AirPlay from your Mac to any AirPlay-compatible device, like an iPad and most smart TVs. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. AirPlay is a great way to share content between Appl...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Trends, Apple TV, Roku, Smart TV, Airplay, Tech Insider, Your Mac, Airplay 2, Screen Mirroring, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Tech How To, William Antonelli, Grace Eliza Goodwin Insider Quick



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