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In the US, Life Cycle Emissions For EVs Are Already 60-68% Lower Than Gasoline, Study Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Today in the US market, a medium-sized battery EV already has 60-68 percent lower lifetime carbon emissions than a comparable car with an internal combustion engine. And the gap is only going to increase as we use more renewable electricity. That finding comes from a white paper (PDF) published by Georg Bieker at the International Council on Clean Transportation. The comprehensive study compares the lifetime carbon emissions, both today and ...
Tags: Europe, China, India, US, Tech, US China, Bieker, Georg Bieker


Qualcomm stock dips following Pixel 6 ‘Tensor’ reveal, teases future collaboration w/ Google

Alongside the reveal of Google's in-house Tensor chip, Qualcomm stock took a dip and the company confirmed future Snapdragon Pixels.
Tags: Google, Qualcomm, Pixel, Tensor


The Rise of Never-Ending Job Interviews

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Every jobseeker welcomes an invitation to a second interview, because it signals a company's interest. A third interview might feel even more positive, or even be the precursor to an offer. But what happens when the process drags on to a fourth, fifth or sixth round -- and it's not even clear how close you are to the 'final' interview? That's a question Mike Conley, 49, grappled with earlier this year. The software engineering manager, based in I...
Tags: Google, US, Tech, Bbc, Silicon Valley, Robert Half, Mike Conley, Conley, John Sullivan, Indiana US


Steam Survey Shows Linux Marketshare Hitting 1.0%

According to Steam Survey numbers for July 2021, Steam on Linux hit a 1.0% marketshare, or a +0.14% increase over the month prior. Phoronix reports: This is the highest we have seen the Steam on Linux marketshare in a number of years and well off the lows prior to introducing Steam Play (Proton) since which point there has been the gradual increase in marketshare. Back when Steam on Linux first debuted there was around a 2% marketshare for Linux before gradually declining. Back when Steam first ...
Tags: Tech, Proton, Phoronix


Google's Pixel 6 phones are coming with a chip the Apple rival designed in-house

The search giant's latest phones have a radical new design. Will it be enough to woo consumers?
Tags: Apple, Google


Pentagon Believes Its Precognitive AI Can Predict Events 'Days In Advance'

The Drive reports that US Northern Command recently completed a string of tests for Global Information Dominance Experiments (GIDE), a combination of AI, cloud computing and sensors that could give the Pentagon the ability to predict events "days in advance," according to Command leader General Glen VanHerck. Engadget reports: The machine learning-based system observes changes in raw, real-time data that hint at possible trouble. If satellite imagery shows signs that a rival nation's submarine i...
Tags: US, Tech, Pentagon, Panama Canal, Defense Department, Command, US Northern Command, Gide, VanHerck, Global Information Dominance Experiments GIDE, Glen VanHerck Engadget


Difficulty Navigating Digital Walled Gardens from Google, Microsoft, and Apple

The big digital players including Google, Microsoft, and Apple have been forming semi-closed ecosystems around their content and applications for more than a decade.
Tags: Apple, Marketing, Google Microsoft, Difficulty Navigating Digital Walled Gardens


Apple Stops Signing iOS 14.7 Following iOS 14.7.1 Release

Following the release of iOS 14.7.1 last week, Apple has stopped signing iOS 14.7, the previously available version of iOS that was released earlier in July. With iOS 14.7 no longer being signed, it is not possible to downgrade to iOS 14.7 if you've already installed iOS 14.7.1. Apple routinely stops signing older versions of software updates after new releases come out in order to encourage customers to keep their operating systems up to date. iOS 14.7 added MagSafe Battery Pack support and...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Rumors


Daily Crunch: Zoom will pay $85M to settle lawsuit over ‘Zoombombing,’ user privacy

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 Monday, August 2, 2021. What a day. Square kicked off this week’s news cycle with a megadeal, Google popped up with new hardware, and there are new VC funds aplenty. It’s busy, but before we get started, there’s a special summer edition of Extra Crunch Live this week that’s 100% pitch-off. It’s on Wednesday, so be there or be s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Asia, Europe, Disney, Tech, Mexico City, Square, Salesforce, Latin America, Matrix Partners, Ron, Ron Miller, Newsletters


A Cheaper YouTube Premium May Be Coming Soon

YouTube Premium is a solid option if you want to pay to skip through its often harrowing advertising. But it’s about $12 a month on top of a whole host of other subscription services you’re probably already paying for. The price includes access to YouTube Music, offline downloads, and background playback. But for…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Software, Operating Systems, Google Play Music, Premium, YouTube Premium, Entertainment Culture, Technology Internet, Mass Media Companies


AMD and Valve Working On New Linux CPU Performance Scaling Design

Along with other optimizations to benefit the Steam Deck, AMD and Valve have been jointly working on CPU frequency/power scaling improvements to enhance the Steam Play gaming experience on modern AMD platforms running Linux. Phoronix reports: It's no secret that the ACPI CPUFreq driver code has at times been less than ideal on recent AMD processors with delivering less than expected performance/behavior with being slow to ramp up to a higher performance state or otherwise coming up short of disa...
Tags: Tech, Intel, Amd, Proton, Horizon Zero Dawn, Linux AMD


Save an extra 15% off all these cool AirTag, AirPod, and Apple Watch accessories

Save an extra 15% off all these cool AirTag, AirPod, and Apple Watch accessories.  TLDR: These 10 deals on Apple AirPod, Apple Watch, and AirTag accessories can trick out your stealthy gear, all with an extra 15 percent off. At any given moment, there’s likely at least one Apple product on your wishlist. Or at least, an accessory for your favorite piece of Apple tech. While Apple items like the AirPods, Apple Watch and even the AirTag aren’t necessarily inexpensive, there are always a handful of...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Offers, Apple AirPod Apple Watch


The Push For a 'PBS For the Internet'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Axios: The concept of a new media ecosystem that's non-profit, publicly funded and tech-infused is drawing interest in policy circles as a way to shift the power dynamics in today's information wars. Revamping the structure and role of public media could be part of the solution to shoring up local media, decentralizing the distribution of quality news, and constraining Big Tech platforms' amplification of harmful or false information. Congress in 1967 a...
Tags: Congress, Tech, Npr, Pbs, Facebook Twitter, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CPB, Marshall Fund


Are Python Libraries Riddled With Security Holes? (slashdot)

"Almost half of the packages in the official Python Package Index (PyPI) repository have at least one security issue," reports TechRadar, citing a new analysis by Finnish researchers, which even found five packages with more than a thousand issues each... The researchers used static analysis to uncover the security issues in the open source packages, which they reason end up tainting software that use them. In total the research scanned through 197,000 packages and found more than 749,000 securi...
Tags: Google, Python, News, Durbin, PERL, Python Software Foundation, EditorDavid, Cran, Durbin III


11 luxury hotels offering rare discounts, from a pool villa in Thailand to one of Paris' poshest properties

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Tripadvisor Some luxury hotels that are traditionally expensive have dropped starting rates to lure back guests. We found five-star stays across the US and internationally that are all under $665 per night. Our picks offer exceptional value, with many top hotels ranging between $150-350 per night. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky The travel and hotel industry was among the hardest hit due to COVID-...
Tags: Google, Europe, France, New York City, Disney, US, Trends, Rome, Chicago, Thailand, United States, Paris, Philippe Starck, Hilton, Manhattan, American Express


Novakid’s investors bet $35M that it can teach kids English

If you’re trying to develop fluency in a non-native tongue, language immersion is a crucial part of the learning process. Surrounding yourself with native speakers helps with pronunciation, context building, and most of all, confidence. But what if you’re an eight-year-old kid in Spain learning English and can’t swing a solo trip to the United States for the summer? Novakid, founded by Maxim Azarov, wants to be your next best option. The San Francisco-based edtech startup offers virtual-only,...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, San Francisco, Tech, Spain, United States, Vr, Edtech, Goodwater Capital, Duolingo, Owl Ventures, Azarov, Recent Funding, LETA Capital, Novakid


Simone Biles returns to compete in the Tokyo Olympics tomorrow morning - here's how to watch the gymnastics finals live

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Simone Biles at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Gregory Bull/AP The 2020 Olympic gymnastics competition started on July 23 and concludes this Tuesday. The balance beam final featuring Simone Biles and Sunisa Lee can be streamed for free via Peacock. NBC is rebroadcasting portions of its gymnastics coverage during primetime. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky (Free Plan) (small) Gymnastics is one of the mo...
Tags: Reviews, Usa, Nbc, Entertainment, Sports, Trends, Tech, Gymnastics, Olympics, Streaming, Tokyo, Sling TV, Live TV, Nbc Sports, Simone Biles, Team USA


No Code Summit 2.0 —

No Code Summit 2.0 — Austin TX Entre, No Code No Problem, and Bildr have teamed up together again to host the 2nd No Code Summit in Austin, Texas on August 5th and 6th.Sign UpThe No Code Summit is an exceptional event to learn, build, and connect with hundreds of amazing peopleCheck out the first No Code Summit in NYC, https://medium.com/media/4a103b8830f1e037a3cb8a9bde14fb7f/href About this event Be part of one of the biggest No Code events of the year where we will Showcase the top No Code ...
Tags: Startups, Technology, Startup, Austin, Austin Texas, Capital Factory, Austin Startups, Weglot, No-Code, No-code-development, Bildr


The Importance of Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

As a small business, it is easy to get complacent when thinking about cybersecurity. Small business owners are sometimes under the false impression that only large companies are worth targeting. This is not true, and every company is at risk of getting hacked. We will be discussing the importance of investing in cybersecurity for your businesses and the best ways to avoid cyberattacks. The Consequences of Data Breaches It is a company’s responsibility to keep the information of its customers s...
Tags: Business, Technology, Right Now, Strong Password Regulations All devices


Tree Ripe Orange & Apple Juice Just $0.99 at ShopRite | Just Use Your Phone

Here is another deal! Through 8/7, ShopRite has Tree Ripe Apple Juice, Orange Juice and Orange Juice Blends 52 oz cartons  on sale for $1.49     We have this Save $.50 On TreeRipe Grove Select Juice When you Buy ONE (1), Any Variety, Orange or Apple 52 fl. oz. cont. *Redeem up to 4 offers... Read More
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You can’t afford to make poor decisions about incentive stock options

Pam Kreuger Contributor Share on Twitter Pam Kreuger is the founder and CEO of Wealthramp.com, a free online service that matches consumers with qualified, fee-only financial advisers, and the creator and host of the investor-education television series “MoneyTrack.” John Chapman Contributor Share on Twitter John Chapman is a certified financial pla...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Opinion, Finance, Tech, Capital Gains Tax, Stock, Kurt, Newport Beach California, Options, John Chapman, EC Column, EC Future of Work, Pam Kreuger, WorthPointe Financial Planners


With Undersea Robots, an Air Force Navigator Lost Since 1967 Is Found

A recovery mission off Vietnam's coast showed how advances in technology have given new reach to the Pentagon's search for American war dead. From a report: On a July morning in 1967, two American B-52 bombers collided over the South China Sea as they approached a target in what was then South Vietnam. Seven crew members escaped, but rescue units from the Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard were unable to find six other men, including a navigator from New York, Maj. Paul A. Avolese. It wasn't until ...
Tags: Tech, Pentagon, Vietnam, University Of California San Diego, South China Sea, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Coast Guard, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, South Vietnam, Defense POW MIA Accounting Agency, Pietruszka, Hann, Air Force Navy, New York Maj Paul, Avolese, Eric J Terrill


A Plant That 'Cannot Die' Reveals Its Genetic Secrets

Events in the genome of Welwitschia have given it the ability to survive in an unforgiving desert for thousands of years. From a report: The longest-lived leaves in the plant kingdom can be found only in the harsh, hyperarid desert that crosses the boundary between southern Angola and northern Namibia. A desert is not, of course, the most hospitable place for living things to grow anything, let alone leafy greens, but the Namib Desert -- the world's oldest with parts receiving less than two inch...
Tags: London, Israel, Tech, David, Angola, Charles Darwin, Namibia, Nature Communications, Namib Desert, Queen Mary University of London, Kew Gardens, Welwitschia, Andrew Leitch, Friedrich Welwitsch, Welwitsch


Google says Pixel 6, 6 Pro coming this year with custom AI acceleration

For now, tedious Apple-grade teasing Google today said the latest iteration of its Android smartphones, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, are coming this fall.…
Tags: Apple, Google, Software, Pixel


Twitter partners with AP and Reuters to address misinformation on its platform

Twitter announced today it’s partnering with news organizations The Associated Press (AP) and Reuters to expand its efforts focused on highlighting reliable news and information on its platform. Through the new agreements, Twitter’s Curation team will be able to leverage the expertise of the partnered organizations to add more context to the news and trends that circulate across Twitter, as well as aid with the company’s use of public service announcements during high visibility events, misinfor...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Twitter, Tech, Ap, Baker, Reuters, Associated Press AP, Twitter s Trust and Safety, Twitter Moments Twitter, Tom Januszewski, Hazel Baker, UGC Newsgathering


Apple Decided Not to Buy Reese Witherspoon's 'Hello Sunshine' Media Company

Reese Witherspoon's media company "Hello Sunshine" recently courted various buyers, and while Apple was one of parties interested in buying Hello Sunshine, the Cupertino company did not end up going through with the purchase. Hello Sunshine was valued at around $900 million thanks to its involvement in popular series like The Morning Show," "Big Little Lies," and "Little Fires Everywhere," and it would have marked Apple's largest media purchase to date had a deal been established. Instead, H...
Tags: Apple, Reese Witherspoon, Disney, Julia Roberts, Cupertino, Wall Street Journal, Blackstone Group, Gugu Mbatha, Corman, Midsommar, Sarah Harden, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple, Hello Sunshine Media Company


Apple ranks as world's most profitable company: Report

Apple is the most profitable company in the world, according to the Fortune Global 500 list for the 2020 fiscal year.
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Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro mark new smartphone era for Google

Google on Monday kicked off smartphone season by previewing its new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. But it also signaled a new era for the Pixel, shifting it away from a mid-tier line with a niche user base to premium status, in a move that could position it to better take on Apple and Samsung.
Tags: Apple, Google, Cnn, Pixel


August 2021 Android security update rolls out to supported Pixel phones

Google has published the August 2021 Android Security Bulletin, and a new Android security update is rolling out for supported Pixel phones.
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