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Tencent Uses Facial Recognition To Ban Kids Gaming Past Bedtime

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: In the latest bid to curb video-game addiction in China, tech giant Tencent has launched a facial recognition system to stop minors gaming into the night. The initiative will prevent people under 18 from playing between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. The system, dubbed Midnight Patrol, is in place in more than 60 of Tencent's games and includes popular titles like "Honor of Kings" and "Peacekeeper Elite," the company said in a press release Tuesday. The ...
Tags: China, Tech, Bloomberg, Tencent


South Korean Toilet Turns Excrement Into Power, Digital Currency

Cho Jae-weon, an urban and environmental engineering professor at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has designed an eco-friendly toilet connected to a laboratory that uses excrement to produce biogas and manure. Reuters reports: The BeeVi toilet -- a portmanteau of the words bee and vision -- uses a vacuum pump to send feces into an underground tank, reducing water use. There, microorganisms break down the waste to methane, which becomes a source of energy for the b...
Tags: Tech, Reuters, Cho, Cho Jae, Toilet Turns Excrement Into Power Digital Currency, Ggool


‘We expect them to act’: Biden presses Putin on ransomware groups, hints at retaliation

Joe Biden’s hour-long phone call with the Russian leader suggests growing impatience over attacks disrupting US sectorsJoe Biden has increased pressure on Vladimir Putin to move against ransomware groups operating from Russia, warning the United States is prepared to respond if cyberhacks are not stopped.The two leaders held an hour-long phone call on Friday, their first since they discussed ransomware attacks at a summit in Geneva on 16 June. Biden’s message to Putin in the call was direct, sug...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Internet, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, US, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, US news, Cybercrime, United States, Hacking, Geneva, Biden


How to Run a Basic Web Server With Google Chrome

This short guide will show you how you can turn Chrome into a web server that can be accessed across your network and even the Internet. Using a small, free extension you can turn Chrome from a web browser into a web browser and server. It’s super helpful for web development and perhaps the easiest and fastest way to get a web server up and running. Although it’s not going to replace a full fledged server with a database, PHP etc, it does have quite a few features – which you can read about h...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Chromebook, eLearning, Web Design & Dev


A Sealed Copy of The Legend of Zelda Just Sold For Nearly a Million Dollars

A sealed copy of The Legend of Zelda for the NES just sold for $870,000 at Heritage Auctions, breaking the previous record for the most expensive game ever sold. Jay Peters writes via The Verge: As for why this version of the game is so valuable? I'm just going to leave part of Heritage Auctions' grandiose explanation here: "While it is a hard truth, it is a truth nonetheless â" none of the copies we've offered of this title previously could even attempt to hold a candle to this one due to its i...
Tags: Tech, Heritage Auctions, Zelda, Jay Peters


Swedish Crypto Scammer Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

A Swedish man wanted by the United States for defrauding over 3,500 victims of more than $16 million has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for securities fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering, the Department of Justice said Thursday. CNBC reports: The DOJ says 47-year-old Roger Nils-Jonas Karlsson ran an investment fraud scheme from 2011 until his arrest in Thailand in June 2019. He pleaded guilty in March. According to court documents, Karlsson encouraged victims to buy shares in a scheme ...
Tags: Tech, Thailand, United States, Department Of Justice, Doj, Cnbc, Karlsson, Roger Nils Jonas Karlsson, Eastern Metal Securities, Securities and Exchange Commission Karlsson


Samsung Washing Machine App Requires Access To Your Contacts and Location

For some reason, Samsung apps designed to control internet-connected washer and dryers require "bogus," "absurd," "unacceptable," "pesky," and "awful" permissions. Motherboard reports: On Wednesday, a Reddit user complained that their washing machine app, the Samsung Smart Washer, wouldn't work "unless I give it access to my contacts, location and camera." This is a common complaint. "When I launch the app, the damned thing wants all sort of permissions: location, phone calls, media, and ... con...
Tags: Google, Samsung, Tech, Reddit, Samsung Smart Home, Samsung Smart Washer


Daily Crunch: European Union demands $1B penalty from VW, BMW for hiding emissions

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. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for July 9, 2021. We’ve made it to Friday, y’all, be proud. But we can’t relax just yet — there’s quite a lot to get through today. From deceitful auto companies now posing as tech companies to the current venture capital frenzy, we have it all. Let’s go! — Alex The TechCrunch Top 3 Startups have never had it so good: That’s our...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Facebook, Europe, India, Tech, Eu, European Union, Rebecca, United States, Aws, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Daimler, Ola, Warburg Pincus


Plush Butts, Star Wars Aliens, and Star Trek Army Men Lead the Week's Best Toys

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular post celebrating the end of the week by looking at all the silly toys that will make us willingly empty our wallets. This week, Lego’s sitcom prowess grows with a trip to Seinfeld, Hasbro reveals its Star Wars PulseCon exclusives, and Pokébutts. Yes, you heard us. Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Google, Star Wars, Toys, Science, Disney, Lego, Nintendo, Butts, Hasbro, Jeff Bridges, Action Figures, Larry David, Transformers, George, Newman, Kramer


Uber and Lyft Can't Find Drivers Because Gig Work Sucks

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: You may have noticed recently that an Uber ride is more expensive than it used to be. As ride-hail companies Uber and Lyft hike prices to record heights during the COVID-19 pandemic, much commentary has settled on explaining this as a consequence of a "labor shortage" largely motivated by a lack of proper financial incentives. Drivers, the story goes, saw the new cash bonuses offered by companies to lure workers back as insufficient. Some, pe...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, New York, London, California, Tech, Motherboard, Destiny, Maurice, Yona, Uber and Lyft, Gridwise, Ramana Prai


Biden Raises Ransomware Topic During Putin Phone Call

Following a series of impactful ransomware attacks that hit companies like Colonial Pipeline, JBS Foods America, and Kaseya, causing widespread havoc across the US, President Joe Biden raised the topic of ransomware attacks carried out by gangs of Russian criminals during a phone call today with Russian President Vladimir Putin. From a report: "The President [...] underscored the need for President Putin to take action to disrupt these ransomware groups," Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, ...
Tags: Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, US, Tech, Joe Biden, United States, Biden, Jen Psaki, Psaki, Kaseya, Colonial Pipeline JBS Foods America


Huawei finance chief faces setback in fight against US extradition

Vancouver judge denies bid by Meng Wanzhou to add over 300 HSBC documents to her legal battleA Canadian judge has denied an application by Meng Wanzhou, the Huawei chief financial officer, to add documents her legal team received from HSBC as evidence to her US extradition case, the judge announced on Friday.Meng, 49, is facing extradition from Canada to the US on charges of bank fraud for allegedly misleading HSBC about Huawei’s business dealings in Iran, potentially causing the bank to break U...
Tags: Hong Kong, Technology, Americas, US, World news, US news, Iran, Canada, Hsbc, Vancouver, Huawei, Meng Wanzhou


Review: Sun Haven is an adorable farming sim for fantasy fans

Sun Haven is a farming-based life sim from Pixel Sprout Studios. It’s currently available in Steam‘s Early Access program and will release later on Switch. The game’s been called Stardew Valley meets Dungeons and Dragons, but it seems like that’s more of a shorthand way of saying it’s a farming-based life sim with fantasy elements. Quick and dirty version: This game is good; one day it’ll be great; some of you will want to buy it today and others should wait. If you’re a seasoned veteran when it...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Tech, Stardew Valley, Distract


'We Got the Phone the FBI Secretly Sold to Criminals' (slashdot)

Motherboard bought an FBI "Anom" phone that the agency secretly sells to criminals to monitor their communications. Joseph Cox reports: The sleek, black phone seems perfectly normal. Unlocking the Google Pixel 4a with a PIN code reveals some common apps: Tinder, Instagram, Facebook, Netflix, and even Candy Crush. But none of those apps work, and tapping their icons doesn't do anything. Resetting the phone and typing in another PIN opens up an entirely different section of the device, with a new ...
Tags: Google, News, Australia, Fbi, BeauHD, Joseph Cox, Anom, FBI Anom, Tinder Instagram Facebook Netflix


Here's What's in Joe Biden's Sweeping Executive Order on Competition in Big Tech

On Friday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order aiming to encourage competition in the economy—specifically targeting some business practices popular with massive tech firms.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Publishing, Science, Microsoft, Articles, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Competition, Netflix, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Retailers, Department Of Justice, Wall Street Journal


New iPhone 12 Pro ‘In The Dark’ ad highlights selfies in Night Mode

Apple released another advertisement on its YouTube channel, this time highlighting selfies in Night Mode with the iPhone 12 Pro.
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Google teases Wear OS watch owners with an early taste of the new update

Some Wear OS owners are noticing that the Play Store app is getting redesigned on their watches and looks a lot like the upcoming...
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New York City Launches a Cyberdefense Center in Manhattan

Infrastructure cyberattacks are quickly becoming a significant problem in the US, and New York City is opening a facility that could help fend off those potentially dangerous hacks. From a report: The Wall Street Journal reports that NYC has launched a long-in-the-making Cyber Critical Services and Infrastructure (CCSI) operations center in Manhattan to defend against major cyberattacks. The initiative's members are a mix of public and private sector organizations that include Amazon, the Federa...
Tags: New York City, US, Tech, Manhattan, Wall Street Journal, New York Police Department, CCSI, New York City Launches, Cyberdefense Center, Cyber Critical Services and Infrastructure CCSI, Amazon the Federal Reserve Bank IBM


Everything New in the iOS 15 Messages App: Shared With You, Photo Collages, Memoji Updates and More

Apple's FaceTime app was the main focus for many of the iOS 15 updates that were introduced, but the Messages app wasn't entirely forgotten. Apple introduced a new Shared with You feature and streamlined several interface elements to make the Messages experience more pleasant. This guide outlines all of the new features that Apple added to the Messages app in ‌iOS 15‌ and iPadOS 15. Shared with You The main new feature in the ‌iOS 15‌ Messages app is Shared with You, which aggregates cont...
Tags: Apple, Featured, China, India, Safari, Brazil, Focus, Facetime, Apple News, CarPlay Siri, Memoji, iOS 15, International Updates Apple, New Memoji


ESPN is offering a bundle deal with UFC 264 and an annual ESPN+ subscription - here's how to save 30% in time for Saturday's PPV fight

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC UFC 264 will feature Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor in their third UFC fight. The main card PPV starts at 10 p.m. ET on July 10; it costs $70 on top of an ESPN+ subscription. New ESPN+ members can bundle UFC 264 with one year of ESPN+ for $90 - 30% off the full price. UFC PPV Event + One Year Membership (small) Dustin Poirier and Cono...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Entertainment, Sports, Trends, Tech, Streaming, Ufc, Espn, Conor Mcgregor, McGregor, Poirier, Tech Insider, Alan Dawson, Kevin Webb, ESPN Plus


Microsoft Pays Staff $1,500 for Work in Pandemic

Microsoft is to give its non-executive staff a $1,500 bonus for their work during the pandemic. From a report: The company told the BBC it was a symbol of appreciation "during a uniquely challenging year." It added: "We are proud to recognise our employees with a one-time monetary gift." In the first quarter of 2021 Microsoft's profits rose 38% on the same period last year. The Verge reported that employees below vice-president level who joined no later than 31 March 2021 would receive the payme...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, Bbc


Apple's New 'In the Dark' iPhone 12 Pro Ad Highlights Night Mode

Apple today shared a new "In the Dark" ad focusing on the Night mode feature that's available in the iPhone 12, 12 mini, 12 Pro, and 12 Pro Max. The spot focuses on night mode selfies, showing a man taking photos of himself in various low lighting situations. "Now you can take amazing selfies in the dark," reads the tagline of video, which also uses the song "In The Dark" by YG. Night mode was first introduced with the iPhone 11, but it was previously limited to the rear-facing camera. With th...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors


This chart shows the type of jobs that are still working from home

MoMo Productions/Getty Images The US is looking a lot different than the height of the pandemic, and that includes remote work. Some occupations are seeing fewer people working from home than just a few months ago. The following chart shows the share of employees working from home by occupation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Americans still want to work from home, even if it's just part of the week. But some industries are saying it's time to come back to the of...
Tags: Apple, Google, US, Trends, Glassdoor, Gallup, Zhao, Jed Kolko, Sarah Jackson, Kolko, Daniel Zhao, COVID, Madison Hoff, MoMo Productions Getty


Google's Unfair Performance Advantage in Chrome

An anonymous reader shares a post: Google Chrome for Android has a feature that gives Google Search an unfair advantage over its competition. Sure, it's the default search engine and that's a huge hurdle to overcome for any competitor. However, Chrome also reserves a performance-boosting feature for Google Search exclusively. I recently poked around in the Chromium project source code; the open-source foundation for Google's Chrome web browser. The Chromium project is co-developed by Google, and...
Tags: Google, Tech, Google Chrome for Android


Turning future Macs into gaming PCs? Apple says it ‘loves the challenge’

Intel, Nvidia, and AMD should be watching their backs -- Apple is gunning for the PC gaming market with a future M-series processor for the Mac.
Tags: Apple, Gaming, News, Mac, Trends, Computing, Amd, Pc Gaming, M1, Intel Nvidia


Cloud security platform Netskope boosts valuation to $7.5B following $300M raise

Netskope, focused on Secure Access Service Edge architecture, announced Friday a $300 million investment round on a post-money valuation of $7.5 billion. The oversubscribed insider investment was led by ICONIQ Growth, which was joined by other existing investors, including Lightspeed Venture Partners, Accel, Sequoia Capital Global Equities, Base Partners, Sapphire Ventures and Geodesic Capital. Netskope co-founder and CEO Sanjay Beri told TechCrunch that since its founding in 2012, the company’s...
Tags: Security, Startups, TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, SaaS, Venture Capital, Santa Clara, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Cloud Security, Netskope, Beri, Sanjay Beri, Recent Funding


Is the US labor shortage the big break AI needs?

Chetan Dube Contributor Share on Twitter Chetan Dube is the founder and CEO of Amelia, is a former assistant professor at New York University and is an expert on autonomics, cognitive computing and the future impact of a digital workforce. The tectonic shifts to American culture and society due to the pandemic are far from over. One of the more glaring ones is that the U.S. labor market is going absolutely haywire. Millions ar...
Tags: Congress, US, Tech, New York University, Amelia, Chetan Dube


Tablo Dual HDMI OTA DVR: Watch And Record Live TV

The Tablo Dual HDMI DVR is an over-the-air DVR and live TV streaming box. Here's our unboxing and review of this new device. The post Tablo Dual HDMI OTA DVR: Watch And Record Live TV appeared first on Bible Money Matters and was written by Peter Anderson. Copyright © Bible Money Matters - please visit biblemoneymatters.com for more great content.
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