Sea Walls Might Just Make Floods Someone Else's Problem, Study Suggests

An anonymous reader writes: Protecting the coasts in the United States from the impacts of climate change comes with a hefty price tag. But new research shows that using sea walls to safeguard land can just make the rising tides a problem somewhere else. The paper, published in PNAS, looks into the effect of erecting sea walls in one location and what that means for other places along the coast. Using the San Francisco Bay as a case study, it also assesses the economic impacts of flood scenarios...
Tags: Tech, Palo Alto, United States, Silicon Valley, Newark, San Francisco Bay, San Lorenzo, Griffin, San Rafael, South Bay, PNAS, Ars, San Leandro, Santa Clara Valley, Napa Sonoma, Robert Griffin

Amazon convinces Apple to remove review analyzer Fakespot from the App Store

Fakespot, an app that analyzes Amazon reviews to determine which ones are fake, is no longer available for iOS..
Tags: Apple, Amazon, App Store

LVMH Deploys Google AI Cloud To Assist Store Associates

French multinational corporation and luxury goods conglomerate LVMH is partnering with Google’s Google Cloud platform to empower the company’s individual luxury brands to create new, personalized customer experiences with the help of innovative cloud-based artificial intelligence solutions.
Tags: Google, Trends, Lvmh, Assist Store Associates

Amazon convinced Apple to remove review detector Fakespot from the App Store

Amazon says the app is inaccurate and creates security risks. Fakespot says Amazon is scared of its app exposing fake reviews.
Tags: Apple, Amazon, App Store, Fakespot

VanMoof X3 e-bike review: Transportation revelation

Like some of the best consumer tech from the last decade, I didn’t know I needed an e-bike until I was on one, breezing down the bike lane contemplating my newfound freedom. Before buying a Nintendo Switch, I would have never guessed how much a candy-colored gaming console that I could pop out of a dock and into my backpack for long flight would fill me with joy. An e-bike, particularly this e-bike, the VanMoof X3, feels like that. I live in Portland, Oregon, land of ample bike lanes and naked b...
Tags: Reviews, Android, Startups, TC, Transportation, Europe, Cowboy, Brooklyn, Transport, Nintendo, Tokyo, Portland Oregon, Electric, Vanmoof, Bianchi, E-bikes

Physicists Move Closer To Defeating Errors In Quantum Computation

sciencehabit shares a report from Science Magazine: Physicists at Google have taken an important step toward protecting delicate information in their nascent quantum computer from errors that can obliterate it. The researchers can't yet compensate for all types of errors -- a necessary step toward building a full-fledged quantum computer -- but others say they're poised to achieve that goal. Working with chains of up to 11 data qubits, Google researchers have now been able to preserve a logical ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Science magazine, Julian Kelly

Freedom Phone: Anatomy of a MAGA scam

What would you say if I told you there was a completely uncensorable, 100% secure phone you could buy that would not only stick it to those Silicon Valley elites, but it’d also help support good old American freedom and democracy? Well, hell, I’d say: sign me up! Give me 10 Freedom phones and a side of making shit great again. First though, let’s take a look at what we’re getting into. I love Freedom© as much as the next person but I’m also a technology journalist. And that means I can tell you ...
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Apple Donating to Flood Relief Efforts Across Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands

Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced that Apple plans to donate to organizations in Western Europe to support flood relief efforts. Image via The Guardian More than 125 people have died in unprecedented flooding in Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands, with high waters damaging roads, homes, bridges, and other infrastructure. Another 1,300 people are missing, with multiple small villages devastated by flood waters. Our hearts are with all those affected by the devastating flooding across Ge...
Tags: Apple, Texas, California, Tim Cook, The Netherlands, Donations, Western Europe, Germany Belgium, Western Europe Apple

Daily Crunch: FedEx invests $100M in Indian logistics giant Delhivery

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 16, 2021. A PSA: A few of us at TechCrunch took some time this week to chat about funding rounds, covering them and how startups might stand out. If that’s your sort of thing, you can check out the chat here. OK, news time! — Alex The TechCrunch Top 3 The Zomato IPO: Indian unicorn Zomato’s IPO had a good run this week,...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Asia, Newsletter, Tech, Intel, United States, Virgin Galactic, Venezuela, Tumblr, Zomato, Instacart, Paytm, Danny Crichton, Halla, Jeff Cavins

Amazon asked Apple to remove an app that spots fake reviews, and Apple agreed

Fakespot is a well-known app used to help shoppers detect fraudulent reviews on Amazon.
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Google Pixel 6 preview: Everything we know so far

Potentially a bold new direction for Google’s Android phones
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The head of Citi Ventures on how, and why, to leverage corporate venture arms like his

At our recent Early Stage event, we had the opportunity to talk at length with Arvind Purushotham, the managing director and global head of Citi Ventures, about how startups should think about corporate venture arms, including what a check from an enterprise like Citi can mean, and how to leverage that kind of Goliath once it’s already a financial partner. For founders trying to understand the benefits and potential pitfalls of working with a corporate venture arm versus a more traditional ventu...
Tags: TC, Tech, Citi Ventures, Citi, Arvind Purushotham, Purushotham, Early Stage 2021, Event Recap

Apple removes ‘Fakespot’ app from iOS App Store following Amazon request

Apple on Friday removed the Fakespot app from the iOS App Store. Fakespot, which is a service for filtering and hiding fake product...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, App Store

The 7 best desk lamps we tested in 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The BenQ e-Reading LED Lamp is our top pick thanks to its design, range of movement, and settings. A good desk lamp should add light for different tasks while helping to minimize eye strain. We tested seven desk lamps and consulted three experts to determine the best ones. Desk lamps provide the task lighting needed to answer emails, read over important documents, take notes, and more. While it's tempting to prioritize aesthetics when shopping for a desk l...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Home, London, Office, Samsung, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Home Office, Energy Star, Dyson, Qi, Desk Lamp, McGowan, Bert

Chromebooks are a special type of laptop - here's what makes them different

There are a few key differences between Chromebooks and other laptops. Hollis Johnson/Insider Chromebooks are a specific kind of laptop that run Chrome OS instead of Windows or macOS. Compared to Mac or PC laptops, Chromebooks put heavy focus on Google apps and websites. In short, all Chromebooks are laptops, but not all laptops are Chromebooks. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. A few years ago, if you wanted to buy a laptop, you'd have two choices: a Mac or ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mac, Trends, Intel, Pc, Chrome Os, Chromebook, Ram, MacBook Air, Laptop, Chromebooks, Laptops, Chromebooks Google, Dell Inspiron, Hollis Johnson

'Fakespot' Removed From Apple's App Store After Complaint From Amazon [Updated]

Fakespot, which is known for analyzing reviews from popular websites to determine their accuracy, today had its iOS app removed from Apple's App Store. According to The Verge, Amazon sent Apple a takedown request, which led to the app being pulled. Fakespot's iOS app just launched in June, and it was designed to allow users to log into Amazon and buy items while using the Fakespot engine to analyze the reviews. Amazon said that Fakespot's app was "wrapping" the website without permission and...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Featured, App Store, Fakespot, Verge Amazon, App Store Amazon, Saoud Khalifah

How to delete a comment on Instagram, or hide and restrict comments

There's a few different ways to delete or hide comments on Instagram. Marko Geber/Getty Images You can delete a comment on Instagram if you've written it on someone else's post, or if someone else has written it on your post. You can also hide offensive comments, or block certain users' comments on your posts. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Social media may be forever, but a comment with a typo, or one that you regret posting, doesn't hav...
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iOS 15's Focus Mode Helps You Stay on Task

Apple has long had a Do Not Disturb function that can be activated when you want to mute incoming notifications to avoid being bothered, but with iOS 15, Apple is taking Do Not Disturb to a new level with Focus. With Focus, you set an activity that you're doing, such as working, exercising, reading, or spending time with family, and block out the notifications that are unrelated to those tasks. It's basically Do Not Disturb but with more options for refining what you see and what you don't se...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Focus, Screen Time, Control Center, iOS 15, Focus Status, Focus With Focus, Focus Setup Suggestions When

The 12 best cozy Airbnbs in Vermont to hole up in, from tiny homes to A-frame cabins and tree houses

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Airbnb Vermont is one of the best places in the Northeast to hike, ski, and be outdoors. Experts say Airbnb is a safe travel option and all our picks are Airbnb Enhanced Clean homes. We found cozy Vermont Airbnb rentals ranging from $70 to $286 per night to start. Vermont, with its beautiful hiking trails, wide-open ski slopes, and seasonal farmers' markets is a year-round delight for nature lover...
Tags: Apple, New York, Cdc, Massachusetts, New York City, US, Trends, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Airbnb, Leicester, Plymouth, Vermont, Okemo, New England

'Fakespot' Removed From Apple's App Store After Complaint From Amazon

Fakespot, which is known for analyzing reviews from popular websites to determine their accuracy, today had its iOS app removed from Apple's App Store. According to The Verge, Amazon sent Apple a takedown request, which led to the app being pulled. Fakespot's iOS app just launched in June, and it was designed to allow users to log into Amazon and buy items while using the Fakespot engine to analyze the reviews. Amazon said that Fakespot's app was "wrapping" the website without permission and...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, App Store, Fakespot, Verge Amazon, App Store Amazon, Saoud Khalifah

LG's Rollable OLED TV On Sale In US For a Whopping $100,000

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: LG's futuristic rollable TV has arrived. The LG Signature OLED R TV is now available in the US for $100,000 -- costing roughly 50 times more than your average 4K OLED TV. But this isn't your average TV. It has a thin, flexible 65-inch OLED screen. The "wow factor" is the TV's ability to roll down into its housing unit when you're not watching a movie or playing a video game in 4K. It also comes with a sound system with Dolby Atmos and Sound Pro, and...
Tags: Google, US, Tech, Lg, Cnet, Dolby Atmos, Amazon Alexa, LG Signature OLED R TV

Growth marketing roundup: SEO for 2021, pitch tactics, reviews and more

Google favors large sites more than ever, basically because it is trying to avoid providing misinformation in our polarized age. But sometimes the small sites have key new information — like the content that your startup is trying to share with the world. How can you stand out in the right search results, as algorithms continue to change? Growth marketing expert Mark Spero writes that AI-driven content generators, careful trend tracking, great UX/UI and graphics, and inspiration from your compet...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Asia, Africa, Tech, Kenya, Mitch, Drew Beechler, Growth Marketing, Anna Heim, Jasper Kuria, Tage Kene Okafor, Mark Spera, Nikki O'Farrell, Rhoda Ullmann

This $399 handheld gaming system lets you play PC games on the go - here's how to preorder it now

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Valve's Steam Deck will launch in December for $399. Valve Valve's Steam Deck is a portable gaming PC scheduled to launch in December. Steam Deck reservations became available July 16, with prices starting at $399. Valve is making a Steam Deck dock for connecting a TV or monitor, but it will be sold separately. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Steam Deck (small) Valve's Steam Deck is a h...
Tags: Reviews, Gaming, Video Games, Trends, Tech, Steam, Nintendo, Valve, Amd, Pc Gaming, Proton, US Canada UK, Tech Insider, Nintendo Switch, Kevin Webb, Insider Picks

Amazon just got Fakespot booted off Apple’s iOS App Store

The fake review spotting app’s founder says it was abrupt.
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Here are the Movies That Inspired ‘Fear Street’ Director Leigh Janiak – And Where You Can Watch Them

Fear Street director Leigh Janiak clearly knows her horror movies. The co-writer and director of the Netflix horror flicks recently sat down for a chat with /Film about all things Fear Street, including the movies that directly influenced each chapter in the Netflix trilogy. While some of the picks seem obvious, like 1996’s Wes Craven classic, Scream, she also referenced auteur Terrence Malick and the 1980s kids classic, The Goonies. Here’s where you can stream or rent of the films that inspire...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Movies, Amc, Features, Netflix, Drew Barrymore, Starz, Salem, Annie, Elijah Wood, William Shatner, Jason, Paramount, Terrence Malick, Arthur Miller

Why Steam Deck doesn’t stack up to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on Android

The Steam Deck is a solution searching for a problem when the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 can give most gamers a better experience.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Gaming, Samsung, Trends, Cloud Gaming, Xbox Game pass Ultimate, Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, Steam Deck

Stocks End a Wobbly Week Lower, Breaking 3-Week Win Streak

Stocks ended a wobbly week broadly lower, with a good part of Friday's loss attributable to weakness in big technology companies like Apple and Amazon.
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How pitch training can help startups get their story right

When you hire a marketing consultant, you don’t necessarily expect to wind up discussing your life purpose. Yet, that is what Spanish marketing expert and entrepreneur Alex Barrera often ends up doing with startup founders who hire him to help improve their pitch. They think they are going to get help convincing investors, and they do, but the byproduct of the process is that they reframe their startup’s vision. In this context, ethical and philosophical considerations aren’t that far away, beca...
Tags: Europe, Time, Tech, David, Crypto, Barrera, Alex Barrera

With open banking on the horizon, the fintech-SME love story is just beginning

Lee Li Contributor Share on Twitter Lee Li is a project manager and B2B copywriter with a decade of experience in the Chinese fintech startup space as a PM for TaoBao, MeitTuan and DouYin (now TikTok). The fintech sector has been hugely successful (and hugely profitable) for much of the last decade, and even more so during the pandemic. But it might come as a surprise to learn that many in the industry believe that the story i...
Tags: Startups, Column, Asia, Europe, Opinion, Finance, China, India, Tech, Banking, Barclays, Alipay, Payments, Financial Services, Fintech, Paytm

ServiceMax promises accelerating growth as key to $1.4B SPAC deal

ServiceMax, a company that builds software for the field-service industry, announced yesterday that it will go public via a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, in a deal valued at $1.4 billion. The transaction comes after ServiceMax was sold to GE for $915 million in 2016, before being spun out in late 2018. The company most recently raised $80 million from Salesforce Ventures, a key partner. Broadly, ServiceMax’s business has a history of modest growth and cash consumption. ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Cloud, Enterprise, Ge, Tech, Oracle, Silver Lake, Salesforce Ventures, SPAC, Microsoft SAP, Silver Lake Partners, Field Service, ServiceMax, SPACs, EC News Analysis

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