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Huawei’s ‘replacement’ for Android will launch June 2, but does it stand a chance?

Trump’s ban on Huawei was arguably the biggest single blow to the smartphone ecosystem in recent years, crippling the company’s prospects in western markets where access to Google services is essential for Android users. Since then, Huawei has been focusing on building its own mobile OS, and we now know it is set to arrive soon: Huawei announced that HarmonyOS — known as Hongmeng in China — will launch on June 2. HarmonyOS has technically been around as an OS for the internet-of-things for a whi...
Tags: Google, Startups, China, Huawei, Insider, Trump, Plugged


Scientists Partially Restored a Blind Man's Sight With New Gene Therapy

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: A team of scientists announced Monday that they had partially restored the sight of a blind man by building light-catching proteins in one of his eyes. Their report, which appeared in the journal Nature Medicine, is the first published study to describe the successful use of this treatment. The procedure is a far cry from full vision. The volunteer, a 58-year-old man who lives in France, had to wear special goggles that gave him the gh...
Tags: France, Tech, New York Times, Nature Medicine


Facebook co-founder Saverin’s B Capital doubles down on SaaS in China

B Capital Group, the six-year-old venture capital fund formed by Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and Bain Capital veteran Raj Ganguly, is doubling down on China as it looks to allocate $500 million to $1 billion of its fund into Chinese tech companies over the next few years. With $1.9 billion assets under management, B Capital is going after enterprise software providers in China, an area that has seen “explosive growth” but is still only a “fraction the size of the U.S. SaaS market,” Gangu...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Hong Kong, China, Southeast Asia, Tech, Beijing, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Bain Capital, Eduardo Saverin, Shein, Boston Consulting Group, BCG, US China, Ganguly


IIIT Sonepat Faculty Vacancy Recruitment 2021

Recruitment of Faculty Vacancy in IIIT Sonepat 2021 Indian Institute of Information Technology Sonepat (IIIT Sonepat) is an Institute of National Importance established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. IIIT Sonepat invites applications in the prescribed format from meritorious and highly qualified Indian nationals including the Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) for recruitment of Faculty Sarkari Naukri... Please Click on t...
Tags: Technology, Jobs, Institute, Haryana, Faculty, Manisha, IIIT, Sonipat, IT(Computer, Institute of National Importance, Overseas Citizens of India


DJI shows off volcano video shot with its new FPV drone

DJI's FPV drone launched in March, the same month that a volcano in Iceland started to erupt. In this video, the two come together with spectacular results.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Dji, Quadcopters, Iceland, Fpv Drone, Dji Fpv Drone


Keep prying eyes off your Google search history with this new account tweak

New password-protection feature has arrived
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Peloton To Invest $400 Million To Build Its First US Manufacturing Facility In Ohio

Peloton said Monday it will invest $400 million to build its first factory in the United States to speed up production and delivery of its popular cycles and high-end treadmill machines. CNBC reports: After vetting a number of locations, it selected a 200-acre site in Troy Township in Wood County, Ohio, to construct more than 1 million square feet of manufacturing, office and amenities space, the company said. Peloton expects to break ground later this summer on the project, which should bring m...
Tags: Tech, United States, Ohio, Cnbc, Foley, Peloton, Troy Township, Wood County Ohio


macOS Big Sur 11.4 Addresses Vulnerability That Could Let Attackers Take Secret Screenshots

macOS Big Sur 11.4, which was released this morning, addresses a zero-day vulnerability that could allow attackers to piggyback off of apps like Zoom, taking secret screenshots and surrepetiously recording the screen. Jamf, a mobile device management company, today highlighted a security issue that allowed Privacy preferences to be bypassed, providing an attacker with Full Disk Access, Screen Recording, and other permissions without a user's consent. The bypass was actively exploited in the ...
Tags: Apple, JAMF, macOS Big Sur


Germany gives greenlight to driverless vehicles on public roads

Germany has adopted legislation that will allow driverless vehicles on public roads by 2022, laying out a path for companies to deploy robotaxis and delivery services in the country at scale. While autonomous testing is currently permitted in Germany, this would allow operations of driverless vehicles without a human safety operator behind the wheel.  The bill, which last week passed the Bundestag, Germany’s lower house of parliament, specifically looks at vehicles with Level 4 autonomy. Leve...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Europe, California, China, Germany, Tech, Intel, Alibaba, Autonomous Vehicles, Volkswagen, Mobileye, Munich Airport, Driverless Vehicles, Argo AI, Self Driving Vehicles


FTSE Russell to Add Xiaomi, Luokung Tech Back to Global Indexes

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - FTSE Russell said it will add Xiaomi Corp and Luokung technology back to its global indexes.Xiaomi will be added to FTSE GEIS...
Tags: Shanghai, Xiaomi, Reuters, Russell, Xiaomi Corp, Luokung


Light is the key to long-range, fully autonomous EVs

Nick Harris Contributor Share on Twitter Nick Harris is a scientist, engineer, and the founder and CEO of Lightmatter, which manufactures photonic processors. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) hold immense promise. At times, the headlines about the autonomous vehicle (AV) industry seem ominous, with a focus on accidents, regulation or company valuations that some find undeserving. None of this is unreasonable, but it m...
Tags: Energy, TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Column, Opinion, Tech, Tesla, AV, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Energy Efficiency, Nvidia, Battery Technology, Moore, Nature Energy


Germany Aims To Get Self-Driving Cars On the Roads In 2022

German lawmakers greenlit a bill that would allow for some autonomous vehicles to hit public roads as early as next year. Deutsche Welle reports: The bill, passed by Bundestag lawmakers in a late-night session on Thursday, changes traffic regulations to allow for autonomous vehicles to be put into regular use across Germany. The bill specifically concerns vehicles with fully autonomous systems that fall under the "Level 4" classification -- where a computer is in complete control of the car and ...
Tags: Germany, Tech, Deutsche Welle, Bundestag, Deutschlandfunk, Transportation Ministry


How Samsung 'Ruined' iFixit's Upcycling Program

Last week, Kevin Purdy of iFixit published a blog post telling the story of "how Samsung announced a 'revolutionary' upcycling program in 2017, delayed it for years, and eventually gutted it before shipping a pale imitation of the original idea," reports Ars Technica. "iFixit was actually involved in the initial 2017 announcement, and the repair outfit says that after endorsing the original idea with its brand and stamp of approval, Samsung never delivered on its promises." From the report: Desp...
Tags: South Korea, Samsung, Tech, Ars Technica, Kyle Wiens, Kevin Purdy, Samsung HQ


Hyundai is launching in-car payments in the all-electric Ioniq 5

Hyundai developed an in-car payment system that will debut in its upcoming all-electric Ioniq 5 crossover that will offer drivers the ability to find and pay for EV charging, food and parking — the latest example of automakers finding new ways to generate revenue and offer customers features that are typically associated with smartphones. When the vehicle comes to North America in fall 2021, the payments system will launch with Dominoes, ParkWhiz and Chargehub, the company said Monday. The in-ca...
Tags: Google, TC, Tech, Frankfurt, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, North America, Hyundai, Kia, Ioniq, Electric Global Modular Platform, Dominoes ParkWhiz, Chargehub, Bluelink Hyundai, Bluelink


There’s No Way the Big Tech Law Florida Just Passed Is Legal

Today, Trump lackey and Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed into law “Florida’s Big Tech Bill,” a thinly-veiled attempt to appease Trump’s Twitter and Facebook gripe. And also money in the bank for Big Tech warrior, Ron DeSantis.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, Science, Social Networks, Social Media, Software, Computing, Donald Trump, Operating Systems, Trumpism, Trump, Ron DeSantis, Big Tech, Section 230, Trump 's Twitter


AMD Eyes Major Socket Change

An anonymous reader quotes a report from PC Gamer: According to a tweet from Executable Fix, a well-known leaker, AMD will finally move away from PGA to LGA with the shift to AM5, the new socket set to replace AM4. They say the new socket design will be LGA-1718 -- the number representing the number of pins required for the package. They also note that a coming generation of AMD chip will support DDR5 and PCIe 4.0 with a 600-series chipset. When we talk about PGA, we're most often discussing p...
Tags: Tech, Pga, Amd, Lga


At Epic V Apple's Closing, Judge Probes Implications of Upending Apple's App Store

By Stephen Nellis(Reuters) - Federal Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers held unconventional closing arguments Monday in the antitrust trial between Epic...
Tags: Apple, Reuters, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Stephen Nellis


Epic Games v. Apple Trial Wraps Up, But We Likely Won't Know the Outcome for Months

The three week Epic Games v. Apple trial wrapped up today, with a series of debates that were held in lieu of traditional closing arguments. The wrap up follows Apple CEO Tim Cook's testimony last week, which saw him grilled by Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers on Apple's App Store policies. As outlined by Protocol, at the conclusion of the trial, Rogers aimed to get at the heart of the dispute and determine what remedies might ultimately be appropriate. As she did earlier in the trial, Rogers hi...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Rogers, Epic Games, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Fortnite, Epic Games vs. Apple, Epic Games Fortnite Epic Games vs Apple


Google now lets you password-protect the page that shows all your searches

Without verification, it’s freely available if you’re logged-in
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Apple and Epic Games spar in closing arguments over Fortnite

A weeks-long blockbuster antitrust trial between Apple and Epic Games culminated on Monday with the maker of the hit video game Fortnite calling Apple an "overlord" and the iPhone maker suggesting Epic is paving the way for a "scary" future for iOS customers.
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Daily Crunch: Police search 2 Twitter offices in India after politician receives warning label

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. Welcome back to Daily Crunch. It’s Monday, May 24, and all I can think about is how much I want a Surface Duo now that it can do two-screen gaming. And one of those new iMacs. I don’t need either, of course, but that doesn’t stop my coveting both of the gadgets. Alas. Regardless, it was a super busy start to the week, with lots of startup funding rounds, more in th...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Twitter, London, Microsoft, India, Africa, Tech, Tesla, Nasa, Fireflies, Egypt, Airbnb, Norway, Tunisia


Apple's Moves Point To a Future With No Bootable Backups, Says Developer

The ability to boot from an external drive on an Apple Silicon Mac may not be an option for much longer, with the creation and use of the drives apparently being phased out by Apple, according to developers of backup tools. Apple Insider reports: Mike Bombich, the founder of Bombich Software behind Carbon Copy Cloner, wrote in a May 19 blog post that the company will continue to make bootable backups for both Intel and Apple Silicon Macs, and will "continue to support that functionality as long ...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Intel, ASR, Mike Bombich, Carbon Copy Cloner, Apple Silicon, Apple Silicon Macs, Apple Silicon Mac, Bombich Software, Apple Software Restore While CCC


Tech giants fight 'cloud wars' deep in the ocean

To boost their services, Google and Facebook are investing in undersea cables that span the world.
Tags: Google, Facebook, News


Can Dolphins' Lemuel Jeanpierre finally bring stability to line?

Jeanpierre is in his second season with the Dolphins after serving as assistant line coach. The process of learning about his players started with a step as basic as it gets. "When I look up guys, I Google them and look at the media in te
Tags: Google, News, Dolphins, Lemuel Jeanpierre, Jeanpierre


Florida’s ban on bans will test First Amendment rights of social media companies

Florida governor Ron DeSantis has signed into law a restriction on social media companies’ ability to ban candidates for state offices and news outlets, and in doing so offered a direct challenge to those companies’ perceived free speech rights. The law is almost certain to be challenged in court as both unconstitutional and in direct conflict with federal rules. The law, Florida Senate Bill 7072, provides several new checks on tech and social media companies. Among other things: Platforms cann...
Tags: Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Florida, Government, Disney, Tech, Mouse, Comcast, Silicon Valley, Free Speech, First Amendment, Universal Studios, Ron Wyden, Clarence Thomas


Zocdoc says ‘programming errors’ exposed access to patients’ data

Zocdoc says it has fixed a bug that allowed current and former staff at doctor’s offices and dental practices to access patient data because their user accounts weren’t properly decommissioned. The New York-based company revealed the issue in a letter to the California attorney general’s office, which requires companies with more than 500 residents of the state affected by a security lapse or breach to disclose the incident. Zocdoc, which lets prospective patients book appointments with doctors ...
Tags: Security, New York, California, Tech, Password, Data Security, Zocdoc, Computer Security, Sandra Glading


Ad agencies are hiring again

Hi and welcome to Insider Advertising for May 25. I'm senior advertising reporter Lauren Johnson, and here's what's going on:Ad agencies are hiring again.Omnicom Public Relations Group's new CEO.Instagram gives creators more data.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 These adve...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Media, Instagram, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, MGM, WPP, Omnicom, Newsletters, Martin Agency, Instagram Instagram, Advertising Agencies, Omnicom Public Relations Group, Chris Foster


How to write a Google review for any business or attraction on Google Maps

It's easy to review a business on Google from any device. d3sign/Getty Images You can write Google reviews of restaurants, attractions, and other locations on Google Maps. When you write a Google review, others can see your "About me" page and all your reviews. Those who are part of Local Guides can also earn points for their reviews. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you want to share your opinion - whether positive or negative - about a business, you c...
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Judge Digs Into Apple App Store Policies as Epic Trial Ends

The judge who will decide a case challenging Apple’s stranglehold on its iPhone app store has indicated she would like to promote more competition.
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How to Prevent Trips and Falls With Your Pets

Pets such as dogs and cats can be amazing companions especially as we grow older. As our children leave our home, pets become great companions and provide us with attention and love as we do the same for them. However, pets can cause serious injury and with people over the age of 50 being 60% more likely to fall in the home we must do everything possible to minimise the chance of a trip or fall. Today we will look at some of the things that can be done to minimise your chance of a trip or fall ...
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