Best Memorial Day 2021 discounts: Save on a Vizio OLED TV, Myx Plus exercise bike, Solo Stove and more

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Coalition Including Microsoft, Linux Foundation, GitHub Urge Green Software Development

"To help realize the possibility of carbon-free applications, Microsoft, the consultancies Accenture and ThoughtWorks, the Linux Foundation, and Microsoft-owned code-sharing site, GitHub, have launched The Green Software Foundation," reports ZDNet: Announced at Microsoft's Build 2021 developer conference, the foundation is trying to promote the idea of green software engineering - a new field that looks to make code more efficient and reduce carbon emitted from the hardware it's running on... T...
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Google reportedly made it difficult for smartphone users to find privacy settings

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Amazon's 'Echo Show' Can Now Watch Your House For You

There's something new in Amazon's video-enabled Echo Show smart speakers. "If you have the version with a built-in camera, you can now turn your Show into a security device..." writes Kim Komando. "Once the monitoring has been set up, you can remotely view the feed from the Alexa app. CNET reports on Alexa's new "Home Monitoring" setting, "found deep within your Amazon Echo Show's device settings." It doesn't record video and you can only put it where you'd otherwise put a smart display... B...
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Could Zinc Batteries Replace Lithium-Ion Batteries on the Power Grid?

Slashdot reader sciencehabit shares Science magazine's look at efforts to transform zinc batteries "from small, throwaway cells often used in hearing aids into rechargeable behemoths that could be attached to the power grid, storing solar or wind power for nighttime or when the wind is calm." With startups proliferating and lab studies coming thick and fast, "Zinc batteries are a very hot field," says Chunsheng Wang, a battery expert at the University of Maryland, College Park. Lithium-ion bat...
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You'll Have to Wait Until June for Apple's Paid Podcast Subscription Service

Apple’s pushing back the launch of its podcast subscription marketplace until June to ensure it’s “delivering the best experience for creator and listeners,” according to a company email to podcasters first spotted by 9to5Mac. Apparently, its new service still needs a few tweaks before it’s ready to see the light of…Read more...
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Google reportedly made it harder to find Android privacy settings

Google reportedly made it harder to find Android privacy settings and even pressured phone makers into hiding settings..
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Google continued collecting location data even when users turned off various location-sharing settings, made popular privacy settings...

Google misled phone makers into hiding privacy settings users liked in order to collect more location data, according to newly...
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Intelligent NFT Created Linked to a Machine-Learning Chatbot

Decrypt reports on the world's first "intelligent NFT" (or iNFT), being auctioned off in June as part of a collection of digital artworks at Sotheby's. Her name is Alice: The brainchild of artist Ben Gentilli's Robert Alice studio and software developers Alethea AI, Alice is a non-fungible token (NFT), a blockchain-based token that can be used to prove ownership of a digital or physical asset. In this case, the asset in question is a machine-learning bot that uses a generative language model b...
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So, you want to democratize venture capital

A venture capitalist once told me candidly that whenever you see the phrase “democratization” in tech marketing material, think of it as a red flag. Democracy, generally speaking, often comes with an ironic caveat: It disproportionately benefits white and male participants. Now, you know me well enough to know that I wouldn’t start off your Saturday with this dreary of an introduction normally, but I think that that reality is why a new tool, championed by tech entrepreneurs Lolita and Josh Taub...
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Best Memorial Day 2021 deals and sales we've found: Save $400 on Vizio OLED TV, $150 on Neato robot vac and more

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A New Worker-Owned Cooperative Starts Competing With Uber and Lyft

The New York Times reports that for years, Uber and other ride-hailing companies "offered the promise of entrepreneurship to drivers" to drivers eager to set their own schedules. "But some drivers never received the control and independence they had expected." They struggled with the costs of vehicle maintenance, loans and insurance, and they questioned whether Uber and Lyft paid a fair wage. Legislative efforts to grant them employment benefits were thwarted. Now, dissatisfied drivers and la...
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Poll: What are you most looking forward to seeing at WWDC 2021?

WWDC 2021 is just around the corner. What are you looking forward to the most during Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference?
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Now Generally Available: Microsoft's Open Source Java Distribution, 'Microsoft Build of OpenJDK'

"Microsoft has announced general availability of the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK, the open-source version of the Java development kit," reports ZDNet: The release follows the April preview of the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK, a long-term support distribution of OpenJDK... Microsoft announced general availability for the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK at its Build 2021 conference for developers. Microsoft is a major user of Java in Azure, SQL Server, Yammer, Minecraft, and LinkedIn, but it's only bee...
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Samsung Reportedly Begins Production of 120Hz Display for Upcoming iPhone 13 Pro Models

Samsung has begun production of LTPO displays for the upcoming iPhone 13 Pro and ‌iPhone 13‌ Pro Max, which will support a high refresh rate of 120Hz, while LG has begun production of LTPS displays for the lower-end models of the 2021 iPhone lineup, according to a new report from The Elec. Apple was widely rumored to introduce its ProMotion technology, which first debuted in the 2017 iPad Pro, to its iPhone 12 lineup this year. ProMotion allows the display to have a higher refresh rate of 120...
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Crypto sure requires a lot of fiat

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. Hello from Friday, I presume that you are currently enjoying the long weekend. In celebration for this week’s Exchange letter we’ll try something new by being brief.  If you are tired of hearin...
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Would It Even Be Possible to Communicate with an Alien?

The senior technology editor at Ars Technica checked the plausibility of Andy Weir's new science fiction novel Project Hail Mary with an actual professor of linguistics and cognitive science at Northern Illinois University. It's another tale of solving problems with science, as a lone human named Ryland Grace and a lone alien named Rocky must save our stellar neighborhood from a star-eating parasite called "Astrophage." PHM is a buddy movie in space in a way that The Martian didn't get to be, a...
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With 'Massive' Cybersecurity Labor Shortage, Will Corporations Compete with Local Governments?

it's high time for companies to start adding cybersecurity professionals to their teams, reports CNN. "The only hitch: There's a massive, longstanding labor shortage in the cybersecurity industry." "It's a talent war," said Bryan Orme, principal at GuidePoint Security. "There's a shortage of supply and increased demand." Experts have been tracking the cybersecurity labor shortage for at least a decade — and now, a new surge in companies looking to hire following recent attacks could exacerbat...
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Memorial Day Accessory Deals: Shop and Save During Sales at Nomad, Anker, Twelve South, and More

Yesterday we posted about Memorial Day deals on Apple devices like the MacBook Pro and Apple Watch, and now we're tracking even more deals, this time specifically on third-party accessories. This includes sales on popular Apple-related accessories like Anker's portable batteries, Nomad's leather products, Speck iPhone cases, and much more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us...
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Jony Ive Was Involved in the New M1 iMac Design, Despite Leaving Apple in 2019

Despite leaving the company in 2019, Apple's former chief design officer, Jony Ive, helped design the new 24-inch iMac, according to an excerpt from Wired's review of the new desktop computer. Jony Ive famously left Apple in 2019 to form his own independent design company, which would have Apple as one of its clients. During his tenure at Apple, Ive oversaw the development and design of revolutionary products, including the iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook, and the ‌iMac‌. Apple confirmed to Wire...
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Tips to Enhance your Presentation Skills

Tips to Enhance your Presentation Skills Image Credit: NAPARAZZI We all should be looking at improving aspects of our personality, especially those that benefit our career by boosting performance and as we gain hands-on experience, we gradually develop essential business skills that will empower us in the future. If you recall the very first time you had to present something to a group of people, that would likely have been at school and we all know that uncomfortable feeling that come...
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Best Memorial Day 2021 sales and deals we've found: Save $400 on Vizio OLED TV, $150 on Neato robot vac and more

Plus, save big on Apple wearables and get 25% off a Hydro Flask.
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Free Software Foundation's Executive Director Resigns

John Sullivan became the Free Software Foundation's Executive Director back in 2003 (at the age of 26). But now after 18 years, "I've decided to resign my position..." he tweeted Friday, "effective at the end of a transition period." "We'll be sharing further details, including information about that transition, and a few more words, in the coming days." Meanwhile, the Free Software Foundation announced Thursday that it's seeking "a principled, compassionate, and capable leader" to be its ne...
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The exit effect: 4 ways IPOs and acquisitions drive positive change across the global ecosystem

Laura González-Estéfani Contributor Share on Twitter Laura González-Estéfani is the founder and CEO of TheVentureCity, an international, operator-led venture acceleration model designed to make the global entrepreneurial ecosystem more diverse, international and accessible to fair capital. More posts by this contributor Miami won’t be the next Silicon Valley because we don’t need another one For many ...
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Change these 3 hidden Google settings to protect your privacy

Big Tech companies are woven into the fabric of our everyday lives.
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Freenode Apologizes as Prominent Open Source Projects Switch to Libera Chat

Slashdot reader AleRunner writes: Ubuntu has announced that, with immediate effect Ubuntu's IRC channels are moving to The move follows a "hostile takeover" of Ubuntu's namespace by Freenode's new management that appears to be happening to many other distributions including Gentoo as well as other projects that have used Freenode [including channels associated with the programming languages Raku, Elixir, and Haskell]. For Ubuntu, and many other FOSS projects, Freenode has long bee...
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Top Stories: New MacBook Pro at WWDC?, iOS 14.6 Released, AirPods Rumors

WWDC is quickly approaching, and that means rumors are starting to ramp up including the possibility that we might see the long-rumored MacBook Pro redesign at the keynote. This week also saw rumors about future updates to the AirPods and AirPods Pro, as well as a redesigned Mac mini. In other news, Apple has released iOS 14.6 with new features like Apple Card Family and podcast subscriptions as it prepares to launch Apple Music support for lossless audio and Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos ne...
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The Original BirdieBall – Golf’s Unlikeliest Success?

It would be easy to dismiss the original BirdieBall as another crackpot inventor’s attempt to develop a golf training aid. There’s a section of the PGA Merchandise Show the MyGolfSpy crew calls “Desperation Row.” It’s the low-rent section and it’s where you’ll find booth after booth manned by entrepreneurs. They’ve cashed in their 401k’s to follow their dream of inventing golf’s next must-have training aid and they’re letting it all ride on one spin of the golf industry’s roulette wheel. Sadly, ...
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Genshin Impact Version 1.6 Release Date & Features Announced

Developer miHoYo has sent through information about the next update for its free-to-play smash hit. The “Midsummer Island Adventure” update (otherwise known as version 1.6) is on the way for PC, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. For the first time, alternative character outfits will be made available in-game, and a new playable character Kaedehara Kazuha from Inazuma – will debut when the Genshin Impact Version 1.6 patch drops on June 9. Kazuha is a powerful five-star character wh...
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Colleges are racing to address the 'chasm' between technical and business people as a divided workforce returns to workplaces

Experts say there's a "chasm" between tech and non-tech teams within companies - but schools are aiming to address it. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Academia is aiming to address the "chasm between tech and non-tech people" at many tech companies. Research cites areas where engineers should improve - but "knowledge workers" can too. Have you seen a tech versus non-tech divide? Let us know at [email protected] and [email protected] See more stories on Insider's business page. As...
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