Ohio Attorney General asks courts to declare Google a public utility

Yup, just a Republican wanting a private business to be subjected to more government regulation Dave Yost, Ohio's top government legal eagle, has filed a lawsuit that asks the courts to declare Google Search a public utility and the company as a whole a common carrier — ie: more subject to government regulation.…
Tags: Google, Software, Ohio, Dave Yost

This complete SwitftUI guide will teach you how to build apps for any Apple device

For the past two years, app developers have slowly been warming to the advantages of SwiftUI. Much like its other offerings, Apple sought to make this app development arena a be-all, end-all solution for creating across the wide range of Apple products.   — Read the rest
Tags: Apple, Post, News, Shop

Carbon Dioxide Reaches Highest Level In 4 Million Years

An anonymous reader quotes a report from NPR: The amount of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere reached 419 parts per million in May, its highest level in more than four million years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on Monday. After dipping last year because of pandemic-fueled lockdowns, emissions of greenhouse gases have begun to soar again as economies open and people resume work and travel. The newly released data about May carbon dioxide levels show that the g...
Tags: Tech, Earth, Hawaii, Noaa, Npr, Mauna Loa, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Scripps, Global Monitoring Laboratory

iOS 15 and macOS Monterey Introduce Ability to Capture 15-Second Gameplay Recordings Using a Game Controller

Apple's new iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and macOS Monterey software updates unveiled this week introduce the ability to capture and save the last 15 seconds of gameplay at any time by long pressing a designated button on a supported game controller. Instead of having to remember to start and stop a screen recording while playing a game, this optional new feature allows iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to capture 15-second highlight videos by simply long pressing the Share (or Create) button on a supported ...
Tags: Apple, Monterey, iOS 15, macOS Monterey

Apple Brings Back Magnifying Glass For Selecting Text In iOS 15

Apple's text selection magnifying glass has reappeared in the iOS 15 beta, and Apple's own site confirms its return by listing it as a feature. The Verge reports: Bringing the feature back is a reversal from when Apple made the decision to dump it in iOS 13, which is a bit of a rare occurrence... The new version of the text magnifier seems to be a bit smaller than the old one (in case you've forgotten what it used to look like, you can see a great demonstration here), but it's at least better th...
Tags: Apple, Tech

Wagely, an Indonesian earned wage access and financial services platform, raises $5.6M

Wagely founders (from l to r): Tobias Fischer, Sasanadi Ruka and Kevin Hausburg Earned wage access (EWA) platforms that allow workers to withdraw their earnings on demand instead of waiting until payday are proliferating around the world. Today, Indonesian EWA startup wagely announced it has raised $5.6 million in strategic funding, led by Integra Partners (formerly known as Dymon Asia Ventures). Other investors included the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Ventures, PT Triputra Investindo Arya, ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Tech, Mexico City, Financial inclusion, Financial Services, Fischer, Ewa, Ruka, Dymon Asia Ventures, Tobias Fischer, Wagestream

HBO Max has been busted for days

Playback controls are currently a nightmare on Apple TV.
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Ultra-High-Density HDDs Made With Graphene Store Ten Times More Data

Graphene can be used for ultra-high density hard disk drives (HDD), with up to a tenfold jump compared to current technologies, researchers at the Cambridge Graphene Center have shown. Phys.Org reports: The study, published in Nature Communications, was carried out in collaboration with teams at the University of Exeter, India, Switzerland, Singapore, and the US. [...] HDDs contain two major components: platters and a head. Data are written on the platters using a magnetic head, which moves rapi...
Tags: Coc, US, Tech, Cambridge, Nature Communications, Cambridge Graphene Center, University of Exeter India Switzerland Singapore

US Senate approves $50bn boost for computer chip and AI technology to counter China

Legislation shows deeply divided parties are united on confronting China in the ‘race for technologies of the future’The US Senate has overwhelmingly approved a bill to boost American semiconductor production and the development of artificial intelligence and other technology in the face of growing international competition, most notably from China.The 68-32 vote for the bill on Tuesday demonstrates how confronting China economically is an issue that unites both parties in Congress. It is a rare...
Tags: Business, Technology, Congress, Senate, China, Economics, US news, US politics, US economy, US Senate, Chinese Economy

Trump congratulates Nigeria for Twitter ban, says more countries should do the same

Former President Donald Trump today issued a statement supporting the Nigerian government’s decision to suspend Twitter activities in the West African country. “Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President,” he said in the statement. The ex-President also encouraged other countries to follow in Nigeria’s footsteps and ban not only Twitter but Facebook too. “More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Twitter, White House, Nigeria, Tech, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Muhammadu Buhari

Extra Crunch roundup: Security data lakes, China vs. Starlink, ExtraHop’s $900M exit

News broke this morning that Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners are purchasing Seattle-based network security startup ExtraHop. Part of the Network Detection and Response (NDR) market, ExtraHop’s security solutions are for companies that manage assets in the cloud and on-site, “something that could be useful as more companies find themselves in that in-between state,” report Ron Miller and Alex Wilhelm. Just one year ago, ExtraHop was closing in on $100 million in ARR an...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Maryland, China, US, Tech, Earth, United States, Venture Capital, EC, Anna, Seattle, Alex

Samsung Overhauls the SmartThings App Even Though It’s Killing the SmartThings Hub

Samsung just overhauled the user interface for its SmartThings smart home app, which includes a redesigned home screen and reorganization of menu items. Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Samsung, Companies, Computing, Nvidia, Smartthings, ADT Security, Nvidia Shield TV, Samsung Galaxy Home, One UI, Connected Home Over Ip, Mobile Operating Systems, Technology Internet

Ohio Files Lawsuit To Declare Google a Public Utility

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Hill: Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost (R) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit asking the court to declare Google a public utility, which would subject the Silicon Valley giant to government regulation. Yost's complaint, filed in Delaware County Court, alleges Google has used its dominance as a search engine to prioritize its own products over "organic search results" in a way that "intentionally disadvantages competitors." "Google uses its dominance of interne...
Tags: Google, Tech, Ohio, Silicon Valley, Yost, Delaware County Court, Dave Yost, Google Travel A Google

Unreleased 'World Timer' Watch Face Featured in WWDC Session

Apple's watchOS 8 updates often come with new watch faces, but this year, Apple only announced a single watch face for Portrait Mode photos. There may be another in the works, however, as an unreleased "World Timer" watch face was spotted in a UIKit developer session. There were no details provided on this watch face, and it was accidentally pictured in a slide with multiple other iPhone screenshots. The analog watch face has a world map with a 24-hour clock that has the names of major citie...
Tags: Apple, Apple Watch, Duraid Abdul

Apple AR headset reportedly delayed after being a no-show at WWDC

After being a no-show at WWDC, Apple's AR headset is reportedly delayed till the second quarter of 2022.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, WWDC 2021

NAR, Updater partner to provide real-time relocation data to Realtors

The trade group will be able to use "pre-move" data to inform reports on migration patterns and housing demand.
Tags: Technology, Homeownership, Radio, Moving, Rentals, NAR, National Association of Realtors, David Greenberg, Lawrence Yun, Relocation, Select, MLS & Associations, Updater, Great Reshuffling, NAR Updater

Trump: I ‘should have’ banned Facebook, but Zuckerberg ‘kept calling me’

Many of us have relationships with people who, for whatever reason, leave us with lingering regrets. For the 45th president of the US that person is apparently Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Former president Trump today issued an official statement lamenting his leniency with social media companies during his time in the White House: Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowi...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Politics, White House, Nigeria, US, Social Media, Tech, Zuckerberg, Trump

Staging and marketing company Guest House raises $3M

Guest House offers homesellers high-touch staging services that include a interior designer working directly with a number of national and local home furnishing retailers
Tags: Technology, Marketing, Software, Radio, Venture Capital, Interior Design, Seed Funding, Open House, Guest House, Select, News Brief, Selling a House, Staging, Startup Companies, Virtual Staging, Listing Marketing

What advertisers are saying about HBO Max's new ad-supported tier

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of the Insider Advertising newsletter. I'm Lucia Moses, deputy editor, and this week in advertising and media news: ;A new challenger for the holding companies; First, if you got this newsletter forwarded, sign up for your own here. "Wonder Woman 1984" debuts on HBO Max and in theaters on December 25. Warner Bros. The streaming services are in a race for subscribers, and WarnerMedia is counting on a new lower-cost, ad-supported tier to drive ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hollywood, Media, Advertising, Newsletter, Trends, Warner Bros, Snowflake, Jason Kilar, Nelson, WPP, Barbara Bates, Nordic, Streaming Tv, Omnicom

iCloud+ to Let iCloud Mail Users Personalize Their Email Domain Name (mac rumors)

At its WWDC keynote on Monday, Apple announced that iCloud is getting a premium subscription tier called "‌iCloud‌+," which includes tentpole privacy features like Private Relay and Hide My Email. Another feature included in ‌iCloud‌+ that wasn't discussed in the keynote is the ability to create a custom email domain name. From Apple's iOS 15 features preview page, under the ‌iCloud‌+ section: Custom email domain Personalize your ‌iCloud‌ Mail address with a custom domain name, and invite...
Tags: Apple, News, Microsoft, Tim Hardwick, Google Workspace, Luke Bettridge

McDonald's Starts Testing Automated Drive-Thru Ordering

New submitter DaveV1.0 shares a report from CNBC: At 10 McDonald's locations in Chicago, workers aren't taking down customers' drive-thru orders for McNuggets and french fries -- a computer is, CEO Chris Kempczinski said Wednesday. Kempczinski said the restaurants using the voice-ordering technology are seeing about 85% order accuracy. Only about a fifth of orders need to be a taken by a human at those locations, he said, speaking at Alliance Bernstein's Strategic Decisions conference. In 201...
Tags: Tech, Chicago, Cnbc, Bernstein, McDonald, Steve Easterbrook McDonald, Kempczinski, Chris Kempczinski

As a Green Bubble, I Appreciate Apple’s FaceTime Olive Branch

The minute I saw Apple’s mockup of a FaceTime call taking place on an Android browser at its WWDC keynote, I texted my best friend. “Apple announced FaceTime for Android users,” I wrote her. “You can make a Zoom-like meeting link, and then I can join you from my phone.” I typed out three consecutive sobbing emojis to…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Smartphones, Computing, Apple Id, Facetime, Operating Systems, Apple Inc, Assistive Technology, Google Duo, Cross Platform Software, Videotelephony

Who Are You, Charlie Brown?

Who Are You, Charlie Brown? is a forthcoming feature-length documentary about the Peanuts comic strip and its creator, Charles Schulz. Honoring the “everyman” creator, Charles “Sparky” Schulz, “Who Are You, Charlie Brown?” celebrates the significance and global multi-generational popularity of the comic strip and its timeless artistry and design to profile the man whose simple characters would touch the lives of millions through the decades and become beloved cultural icons. Featuring inter...
Tags: Apple, Charlie Brown, Jason Kottke, Lupita Nyong, Charles Schulz, Jean Schulz, Charles Sparky Schulz

Pledge 1% is asking VCs to help unlock billions in corporate philanthropy

The corporate philanthropy organization Pledge 1% has, since its launch in 2014, asked founders to donate 1% of their companies’ equity, product or employees’ time starting on their first day of business. While the Bay Area-based outfit has found meaningful support from companies like DocuSign, Box, Twilio Okta and PagerDuty that pledged their resources ahead of becoming publicly traded companies, Pledge 1% is now sharpening its ask slightly, and asking a growing list of VCs to also help unlock...
Tags: TC, Ipo, Tech, Impact Investing, Andreessen Horowitz, Salesforce, Corporate Philanthropy, Marc Benioff, Bay Area, Unity, Scott Farquhar, Pledge 1, Lesnick, Amy Lesnick, DocuSign Box Twilio Okta, Coinbase UiPath

Hands-On With iOS 15: See Apple's New Operating System Update in Action

Apple yesterday unveiled iOS 15, the newest version of the iOS operating system that runs on the iPhone (and the iPad with iPadOS 15). ‌iOS 15‌ is a significant update that introduces many important new features, and we thought we'd give MacRumors readers a first look at the new software. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Not everything that was announced yesterday is functional right now, with Apple planning to roll out and refine features over the beta testing...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Facetime, MacRumors YouTube, iOS 15

Apple Shares Daily WWDC Highlights on YouTube

The keynote event for Apple's digital Worldwide Developers Conference was yesterday, but WWDC spans an entire week and features all kinds of labs and engineering sessions for developers. Apple offers dozens of different sessions available in the Apple Developer app or the Apple Developer website, so Apple is providing short daily recaps with the most important highlights. The day two video focuses on developer tools like analyzing and classifying sounds, ShazamKit, the Screen Time API, Accessi...
Tags: Apple, Monterey, Wwdc, Apple Inc

FaceTime is coming to Android. Here's why iMessage won't

One of the most surprising announcements from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote on Monday wasn't a new feature for its own customers — it was something new for Android and Windows users.
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Apple Music: How to Enable Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio

Apple has rolled out a new spatial audio feature for Apple Music subscribers that uses Dolby Atmos to create a richer, more immersive soundstage when listening to songs in the Apple Music catalog. With Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos enabled, the subjective experience is that musical notes are coming from all around you. The steps below show you how to control the new audio feature on any iOS device with an Apple Music subscription. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. Tap Music. ...
Tags: Apple, Apple Music, Dolby Atmos, AirPods, AirPods Pro, AirPods Max

Trucks VC launches two new funds for early and late-stage transportation startups

Trucks Venture Capital, a fund that focuses on early-stage entrepreneurs in transportation, is launching two new funds that it says will help build the future of transportation. Its new core fund, Trucks Venture Fund 2 (TVF2), was raised over the last year and recently closed on $52,525,252. The fund is backed by three auto OEMs and three auto suppliers that make everything from bicycles to Class 8 big rig trucks, as well as one communications company, according to Trucks VC. The VC’s new follow...
Tags: Amazon, La, San Francisco, Tech, Brennan, Reilly Brennan, Swyft, Joby Aviation, Trucks Venture Capital, Bear Flag Robotics, Universal Hydrogen, Trucks Venture Fund, Playground Global Swyft

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