Study: Which Countries Will Best Survive a Collapse?

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: Will civilization as we know it end in the next 100 years? Will there be any functioning places left? These questions might sound like the stuff of dystopian fiction. But if recent headlines about extreme weather, climate change, the ongoing pandemic and faltering global supply chains have you asking them, you're not alone. Now two British academics, Aled Jones, director of the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin Universit...
Tags: Tech, Canada, United States, New York Times, New Zealand, Jones, Aled Jones, University of Notre Dame, Cambridge England, Nick King, Tasmania Ireland Iceland Britain

Google leak gave us a glimpse of its upcoming Nest cameras and doorbells

Google leaked its upcoming Nest devices..
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Brazilian digital auto marketplace InstaCarro revs up with $23M in funding

InstaCarro , a digital marketplace that connects used car sellers to dealers in Brazil, has raised $23 million in a Series B round of funding. Notably, U.S.-based firms co-led the investment, including J Ventures, FJ Labs and Rise Capital. Spain’s All Iron Ventures and Big Sur also participated in the financing, among others. With the latest round, São Paulo-based InstaCarro has now raised more than $56 million since its 2015 inception. As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic led to an incre...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Ecommerce, Apps, Asia, Europe, Indonesia, Mexico, India, Funding, US, Startup, Tech, Spain, Automotive, Venture Capital

'Flames were coming out like a Catherine wheel' - Auckland lawyer's flaming phone

Auckland lawyer Andrew (name changed) had been keeping his Huawei P10 as a backup phone.But with the Chinese phone maker losing full access to Google's Android software and app store amid US sanctions, the time had come to dispose... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business, US, Huawei, Catherine, Auckland, Andrew

Apple's Website Gains Redesigned Store Section and Dedicated 'Store' Tab

Following a short downtime, Apple has updated its website to add a dedicated "Store" section, which has a new look. There's a new "Store" tab in the top navigation bar on the website, which goes to a dedicated online store portal where customers can select from a product carousel with cards that include Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, and more. The design is similar to the design of the Apple Store app, and the main store page also features current deals and promotions, a...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Mac, Apple Store

Theranos Patients: The Emerging Wild Card in the Trial of Elizabeth Holmes

The government hopes patient testimony -- if a judge allows it -- in the closely watched criminal fraud trial will support the charge that Elizabeth Holmes touted the company's medical tests as reliable despite knowing of bad results. The former executive has pleaded not guilty. From a report: After three back-to-back miscarriages, Brittany Gould said she turned to Theranos Inc. to know if her latest pregnancy was on track. Then, one of the company's trademark finger-prick tests indicated she wa...
Tags: Tech, Mommy, Rupert Murdoch, News Corp, Wall Street Journal, David Boies, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, SAN JOSE Calif, Gould, Henry Kissinger, Mesa Ariz, Theranos Inc, Jim Mattis, Bechtel Corp

Microsoft to require proof of vaccination from on-site staff, pushes back full reopening

Unless your doctor or god says you can't have the jab Not for the first time, Microsoft has followed Apple's lead and will not bring staff back to its offices until October at the earliest.…
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Apple launches big redesign of its online store

Now we know why the Apple Store was mysteriously down.
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UK Considers Blocking Nvidia Takeover of ARM Over Security

According to Bloomberg, the U.K. is considering blocking a takeover of Arm by Nvidia due to potential risks to national security. SoftBank announced plans to sell Arm to U.S. chip company Nvidia last September for more than $40 billion. It's been under investigation and protested ever since. Bloomberg reports: In April, U.K. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden asked the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to prepare a report on whether the deal could be deemed anti-competitive, along with a summ...
Tags: UK, Softbank, Tech, Bloomberg, Nvidia, U K, Competition and Markets Authority CMA, Dowden, Bloomberg The U K, Oliver Dowden

Lesson #339: OKRs Unite Companies to Achieve Goals

 Goals setting is one of those business processes that is really an art. When it is done really well, it can unlock huge performance increases and propel your business to new heights. I was recently introduced to Matt Roberts, the founder of London UK based ZOKRI, whose software helps fast growth companies use Objectives & Key Results (OKRs) driven goals and agile working practices to provide clarity on how growth will be delivered. He is an expert in this space and was gracious enough to allow ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Matt, London UK, OKR, Matt Roberts, George Deeb, Zokri, AvoidLike, Product Data Science and Engineering, Product Management Engineering, ZOKRI Matt

Google Chrome To No Longer Show Secure Website Indicators

Google Chrome will no longer show whether a site you are visiting is secure and only show when you visit an insecure website. Bleeping Computer reports: To further push web developers into only using HTTPS on their sites, Google introduced the protocol as a ranking factor. Those not hosting a secure site got a potentially minor hit in their Google search results rankings. It has appeared to have worked as according to the 'HTTPS encryption on the web' of Google's Transparency Report, over 90% of...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Tech, Omnibox Updated

Google Is Finally Killing Off a Decade-Old Version of Android

Whether you’re running it for a nostalgic feel or you’ve held on to a device for too long, it’s time to say goodbye to the decade-old Android Gingerbread. Google is officially laying it to rest.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Ars Technica, Cyanogenmod, Computing, Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, Mobile Operating System, Mobile Linux, Cloud Clients, Technology Internet, Android Version History, Linux Distributions, Android Gingerbread Google

Gig companies take worker classification fight to Massachusetts through ballot initiative

A coalition of app-based ride-hailing and on-demand delivery companies including Lyft, Uber, Doordash and Instacart have filed a petition for a ballot initiative in Massachusetts that would keep gig economy workers classified as independent contractors as the industry takes a fight it won in California on the road. The ballot measure proposed by the Massachusetts Coalition for Independent Work comes nearly a year after a similar measure known as Proposition 22 that pitted labor rights advocate...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, California, Massachusetts, Office, Tech, Automotive, Gig Economy, Doordash, John Zimmer, AG, Maura Healey, Dara Khosrowshahi, Lyft co, Massachusetts State Legislature

Daily Crunch: For $20/month, crime alert app Citizen will connect users with live ‘safety agents’

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 August 3, 2021. Today we have a delightful mix of news for you, from Twitter product changes to VCs in trouble to megadeals and even some super-early-stage rounds. Let’s have some fun! — Alex The TechCrunch Top 3 Even VCs get hit by ransomware: Sure, less technically savvy folks get hit by malware and ransomware all the time...
Tags: Google, TC, London, Youtube, India, Los Angeles, Tech, Mumbai, Boston Dynamics, SPAC, Newsletters, Khula, Marvell, Nikola, Advanced Technology Ventures, Aira

Apple's Online Store Temporarily Down [Update: Back Up]

Apple's online Apple Store is down at the current time, and attempting to access it to make a purchase gives the standard "Be Right Back" message. Given that it's a Tuesday night/afternoon in the United States and we're not expecting any new products this week, it's likely that this is a temporary maintenance outage that is not related to a new product release. The Apple Store app is also down at the current time. We'll update this article when the online Apple Store is back up and functio...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, United States, Rumors, Apple Store

Apple's Online Store Temporarily Down

Apple's online Apple Store is down at the current time, and attempting to access it to make a purchase gives the standard "Be Right Back" message. Given that it's a Tuesday night/afternoon in the United States and we're not expecting any new products this week, it's likely that this is a temporary maintenance outage that is not related to a new product release. The Apple Store app is also down at the current time. We'll update this article when the online Apple Store is back up and functio...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, United States, Rumors, Apple Store

Google Will Kill Off Very Old Versions of Android Next Month

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Google has started emailing users of very old Android devices to tell them it's time to say goodbye. Starting September 27, devices running Android 2.3.7 and lower will no longer be able to log in to Google services, effectively killing a big portion of the on-rails Android experience. As Google puts it in an official community post, "If you sign in to your device after September 27, you may get username or password errors when you try to us...
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Shoppers Drug Mart Canada: 20x The PC Optimum Points Loadable Offer August 6th – 8th

A loadable 20x the PC Optimum points offer will be available this weekend to PC Optimum members. From August the 6th to the 8th, get 20x the PC Optimum points with the loadable offer that you will find in your app. Your offer will appear on Thursday with your other new personal offers. Because this is a loadable offer it is valid for one time use only. Make sure you pick up all of the items that you will need in one transaction. There is also a two day sale this weekend, which will include the ...
Tags: Google, Shopping, Canada, Ben Jerry, Shoppers Drug Mart, Christie Cookies, Canadian Deals & Coupons, Shoppers Drug Mart Canada, Neilson Chocolate Milk

Apple redesigns online store and brings back dedicated ‘store’ tab

Following a short period of downtime, the Apple Store is back up again and now features an entirely new design. Apple has also restored...
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How to set up a HomePod for stereo audio

One Apple HomePod speaker can make life easier, but two can be a game-changer. Learn how to transform your smart home by using two HomePod speakers in stereo.
Tags: Apple, Trends, How-to, Home Theater, Smart Home, HomePod, Apple HomePod, HomePod Mini, Proactive Evergreen, HomePod Stereo Audio

How iOS 14’s privacy features keep you safe

A major focus of iOS 14 is privacy and helping you monitor and control access to your data. Here's how to use the major security features to stay safe.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Apple privacy, Ios 14

What Square’s acquisition of Afterpay means for startups

On Sunday Square announced it was gobbling up Afterpay in a deal worth $29 billion at the time of announcement. Alex followed up yesterday with more details on why the deal made sense for Square and Afterpay over here, but we wanted to ask some notable VCs what it means for the startup market. For context, the Square deal follows a ton of money and interest flowing into the BNPL market. Just this year, VCs have invested in companies like Alma ($59.4 million, January 2021), Scalapay ($48 million,...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Paypal, Square, Alex, Bain Capital Ventures, Klarna, Alma, Matthew Harris, Jake Gibson, Fika Ventures, Commerce Ventures, Afterpay, BNPL, TX Zhuo, Scalapay

Extra Crunch roundup: Square buys Afterpay, paid search basics, career advice for devs

Square paid around a quarter of its present-day value for Afterpay, Alex Wilhelm notes in The Exchange. That seems like a lot. But was it too much? “Afterpay brings global revenues, global users and a more diverse merchant network to Square,” Alex notes. “It would have had to spend to derive those assets over time. Square is willing to pay up to snag them now.” Dana Stalder, a partner at Matrix Partners and Afterpay’s only institutional investor, describes the deal as part of a recurring “critic...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Finance, China, Ipo, Tech, Venture Capital, Square, Anna, Alex, Robinhood, Duolingo, Draper Esprit, Cto, Unbabel

NYC Will Require Vaccines For Entry To Restaurants and Gyms; Requirement Can Be Met With An App

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that New York City will become the first major U.S. city to require proof of vaccination to enter all restaurants, fitness centers and indoor entertainment venues. "If you're unvaccinated, unfortunately, you will not be able to participate in many things," de Blasio said. "If you want to participate in our society fully, you've got to get vaccinated." As The Verge reports, "New Yorkers can meet those requirements by carrying their vaccination card or scanning...
Tags: New York City, Tech, Delta, Bill De Blasio, Blasio

Google leaks unannounced Nest security cameras on its own online store

We might have gotten a sneak peek at new Nest devices.
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Google Store leaks ‘Nest Doorbell,’ new ‘Nest Cam (battery)’ and two other models

At the start of this year, Google told us that it would be releasing a new security camera lineup in 2021. A new Nest Cam leak, courtesy of...
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WhatsApp photos and videos can now disappear after a single viewing

WhatsApp said that it would soon let users send disappearing photos and videos and this week the feature will be rolling out to everybody. Anyone using the Facebook-owned messaging app can share a photo or video in “view once” mode, allowing a single viewing before the media in question goes poof. Media shared with “view once” selected will show up as opened after the intended audience takes a peek. New feature alert! You can now send photos and videos that disappear after they’ve been opened...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Messenger, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Encryption, Online Privacy, Mobile Applications, Private Message

Apple has a crazy idea for getting rid of the iPhone’s notch

Everyone in the mobile industry wants to perfect the smartphone design. Apple is trying to get rid of the iPhone’s notch, just as...
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AMD Ryzen 5000G Series Launches With Integrated Graphics At Value Price Points

MojoKid writes: AMD is taking the wraps off of its latest integrated processors known as Ryzen 7 5700G and the Ryzen 5 5600G. As their branding suggests, these new products are based on the same excellent AMD Zen 3 core architecture, but with integrated graphics capabilities on board as well, hence the "G" designation. AMD is targeting more mainstream applications with these chips. The Ryzen 7 5700G is an 8-core/16-thread CPU with 4MB of L2 cache and 16MB of L3. Those CPU cores are mated to an 8...
Tags: Tech, Intel, Amd, Gpu, MojoKid, AMD Zen, RYZEN, Value Price Points, CU Compute Unit Radeon Vega

Seven Ways to Fight Bias in Your Everyday Life

When Tamir Rice, a young boy not much older than my own children, was shot by police and killed while playing with a toy gun, I finally felt like I had to get involved in the Black Lives Matter movement. I had never identified as a protester and had never been to a protest, but I knew it was time to go from just watching on social media to actually showing up. I rallied together my husband and some friends for a Black Lives Matter protest in New York City. We didn’t know where it was headed, so...
Tags: Google, Parenting, New York City, Tamir Rice, Black Lives Matter, Times Square, Don, Carol Dweck, Greater Good, Kira M Newman, Gita, Tony Prophet, Sarah Weeks, Gita Varadarajan Sarah, Native Americans Research

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