T-Mobile Apparently Lied To Government To Get Sprint Merger Approval, Ruling Says

T-Mobile is having a rough week -- and it's only Monday. Earlier today, the company confirmed hackers gained access to the telecom giant's systems. Now, Ars Technica is reporting that the carrier "apparently lied to government regulators about its 3G shutdown plans in order to win approval of its merger with Sprint." From the report: The ruling [in a proceeding in front of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)] issued Friday ordered T-Mobile "to show cause why it should not be sancti...
Tags: Tech, Ars Technica, Sprint, Cpuc, Dish Network Corporation, T Mobile, CDMA, California Public Utilities Commission CPUC, Sprint s Boost Mobile

World's Largest Solar-Powered Battery Is Now 75% Complete

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Interesting Engineering: The Manatee Energy Storage Center -- the world's largest solar-powered battery storage facility -- is now 75% finished with 100 of 132 total containers already installed, reveals a press release from Florida Power and Light Company (FPL). The battery is housed in Manatee County as the name indicates and is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year. When completed, the system will have a 409-MW capacity with the abili...
Tags: Tech, Manatee County, FPL, Manatee Energy Storage Center, Florida Power and Light Company FPL

Google Chrome prepares to let you take full page screenshots on Android 12

Google Chrome is preparing to add support for the Scroll Capture API on Android 12, which will let you take full page screenshots.
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Pixel 5a (5G)’ gets early Google Fi reveal, will also be sold through $15/month ‘subscription’

The Google Fi app this evening features an inadvertent reference to the "Pixel 5a (5G)." It also suggests pricing and that it will be...
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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

The data must flow! Facebook and Google funding Apricot – a 12,000-kilometre sub cable across South-East-Asia

Nations from Indonesia to Japan to score 190 terabits per second of capacity some time in 2024 Google and Facebook will together build an underwater cable system to provide internet access to island nations stretching in an arc from Indonesia to Japan.…
Tags: Google, Facebook, Japan, Indonesia, Software, South East Asia

Revenue-based financing startup Jenfi raises $6.3M to focus on high-growth Southeast Asian companies

Many Southeast Asian digital businesses run into obstacles when seeking early-stage growth financing. They might not want to sell equity in their company, but often struggle to secure working capital loans from traditional financial institutions. That’s where Singapore-based Jenfi comes in, providing revenue-based financing of up to $500,000 with flexible repayment plans that co-founder and chief executive officer Jeffrey Liu refers to as “growth capital as a product.”   While revenue-based fin...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Facebook, Southeast Asia, Singapore, San Francisco, Tech, Lending, Fintech, Latin America, Monk's Hill Ventures, Braintree, Louie, Liu

How to Convert HTML to PDF with Google Script

With Google Apps Script, you can easily convert any HTML content into a PDF file. The converted PDF file can be either saved to a folder in your Google Drive, you can email the file as an attachment or the use the UrlFetchApp service of Apps Script to post the PDF file to an external service like Amazon S3 or Dropbox. /* This function will convert HTML content to a PDF file, and also send it as an email attachment */ const convertHTMLtoPDF = ( ) => { const htmlContent = ...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Seo, Amazon S3, Asia Kolkata

Linux Glibc Security Fix Created a Nastier Linux Bug

A fix that was made in early June to the GNU C Library (glibc) introduced a new and nastier problem. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes via ZDNet: The first problem wasn't that bad. As Siddhesh Poyarekar, a Red Hat principal software engineer wrote, "In order to mount a minimal attack using this flaw, an attacker needs many pre-requisites to be able to even crash a program using this mq_notify bug." Still, it needed patching and so it was fixed. Alas, the fix contained an even nastier bug. While c...
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'Folding Phones Are the New 3D TV'

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from Wired, written by Lauren Goode: Samsung's newest foldables are even more impressive than the folding models that came before them. (The company first started shipping foldable phones in 2019, after years of development.) And yet, folding phones are still the 3D TVs of the smartphone world: birthed with the intention of swiveling your head toward a product at a time when the market for that product has softened. They're technically complicated. They're e...
Tags: Samsung, Tech, Ubrani, Sony LG, Lauren Goode, Brian Barrett, Foldables, IDC Jitesh Ubrani

Daily Crunch: Israel-based stroke therapy tech startup BrainQ raises $40M

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 16, 2021. While the world deals with myriad issues, we’re sticking to our usual remit. Hugs and love to everyone, and here’s hoping for a better tomorrow. — Alex The TechCrunch Top 3 How Nuro is taking on Google, the world: The race to build commercial-ready self-driving cars is big, well funded and competitive. And c...
Tags: Google, TC, Japan, Microsoft, Israel, Tech, Cisco, Tesla, SEC, Fda, Bigcommerce, EC, Alex, Exxon, Pearson, Shopify

Mastercard To Become First Payments Network To Phase Out Magnetic Stripe

Mastercard, writing in a blog post: In the early age of modern credit cards, they had to write down account information for each card-carrying customer by hand. Later, they used flatbed imprinting machines to record the card information on carbon paper packets, the sound of the swiping of the handle earning them the name, zip-zap machines. (They were also dubbed "knuckle-busters" by the unfortunate clerks who skinned their fingers on the embossing plate.) And how could clerks tell whether the cu...
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Why Route 66 makes for the best sports-focused road trip in America

Just so you know, Matador may collect a small commission from the links on this page if you decide to book a stay. Listed prices are accurate as of the time of publication. See our full Advertiser Disclosure here. Route 66 is America’s most famous road. Some people take it for the history, others take it for the art, and many take it because Route 66 has an outsized reputation in a country in love with the great American road trip. What’s often left o...
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Rise of Cryptocurrencies Can Be Traced To Nixon Abandoning Gold In 1971

On August 15, 1971, Richard Nixon announced that the U.S. would no longer exchange dollars held by foreign governments for gold. "Shock waves from Washington's decision to break the link with gold have rippled down the decades," reports The Guardian. "The creation of the euro, the hollowing out of US manufacturing, the arrival of cryptocurrencies and the ability of central banks to print seemingly unlimited quantities of money can all be traced back to August 1971." From the report: In 2019, whe...
Tags: Washington, US, Tech, Bank Of England, Mark Carney, Carney, Nixon, Richard Nixon, Dicky

Apple could integrate the Apple Pencil into future MacBooks

A new patent for the upcoming Apple MacBook Pro shows its Touch Bar replaced with a Pencil dock.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, Apple Pencil, Apple MacBook Pro, Apple Touch Bar, Surface Pro X

EV startup Canoo is gearing up for production in Oklahoma factory

EV startup Canoo has hired hundreds of employees and is homing in on a production date, but critical milestones including landing a battery supplier remain, according to the company’s second quarter earnings report. Canoo’s earnings report comes just a few weeks after the company’s first investor relations day when it named Dutch company VDL Nedcar as its contract manufacturing partner for its lifestyle vehicle. At the time, Canoo estimated the Nedcar facility would build up to 1,000 units in 20...
Tags: Startups, TC, Tech, Electric Vehicles, Oklahoma, EVs, Cto, Aquila, VDL Nedcar, Tony Aquila, Canoo, Nedcar

Google Groups kills RSS support without notice

Chocolate Factory mum as remaining feed fans search for alternatives Google has either turned off RSS support in Google Groups without telling anyone, or has failed to notice that RSS in Groups no longer functions.…
Tags: Google, Software, Google Groups

Asus Chromebook Detachable CM3 review: A complete Chromebook 2-in-1 tablet package - CNET (cnet)

Asus' 10.5-inch two-in-one Chromebook builds on the best parts of Lenovo's Duet but it needs some polish to help justify its higher price. [Author: Joshua Goldman]
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T-Mobile Confirms It Was Hacked

T-Mobile confirmed hackers gained access to the telecom giant's systems in an announcement published Monday. Joseph Cox, reporting at Motherboard: The move comes after Motherboard reported that T-Mobile was investigating a post on an underground forum offering for sale Social Security Numbers and other private data. The forum post at the time didn't name T-Mobile, but the seller told Motherboard the data came from T-Mobile servers. We have determined that unauthorized access to some T-Mobile d...
Tags: Tech, T Mobile, Social Security Numbers, Joseph Cox

'Minimum wage equals mediocre person': A Florida deli was flooded with 1-star Google reviews after its viral hiring sign drew a huge backlash

A waitress takes an order from a customer at the reopening of Langer's Delicatessen-Restaurant in Los Angeles on June 15, 2021. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images A deli has drawn swift backlash for its hiring notice, which calls minimum wage workers "mediocre." The Florida Jason's Deli location was flooded with 1-star Google reviews after the sign went viral. The sign said staff should work like two people for $12 an hour and outdo the owner for $15 an hour. See more stories o...
Tags: Google, Florida, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Minimum Wage, Retail, Melbourne, Jason, Melbourne Florida, Frederic J Brown, Sarah Jackson, Edgerly, Langer s Delicatessen Restaurant, Jason's Deli, Florida Jason

4 Reasons Why Clubhouse Could Be Your Perfect Platform

Clubhouse is a low-risk way to grow your business, share and gain expertise, network, and get to know your audience.
Tags: Technology, Networking, Law, Social Media, Clubhouse, In-House Counsel, Olga V. Mack

Sonos Gets Early Patent Victory Against Google Smart Speakers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Sonos scored an early victory in its case against Google Friday, when the US International Trade Commission ruled that Google infringed five of Sonos' smart speaker patents. The ruling is preliminary and subject to a full ITC review, but it could lead to a ban on Google smart speakers. In January 2020, Sonos brought a patent infringement case against Google targeting Google's smart speakers, the Google Home, and later the Nest Audio line. So...
Tags: Google, Tech, Ars Technica, Sonos, Itc, ALJ, US International Trade Commission, Big Tech, Google Home, Eddie Lazarus, Google Smart Speakers, First up Sonos

LG Energy Solution inks deal with Australian mining company for nickel and cobalt

South Korea’s LG Energy Solution has entered into a six-year agreement with an Australian mining company for cobalt and nickel, securing a stable supply of key minerals to make electric vehicle batteries. LG Energy, a subsidiary of LG Chem, will purchase 71,000 dry metric tons of nickel and 7,000 dry metric tons of cobalt from Australian Mines Limited starting from the end of 2024. That’s enough raw material to make batteries for 1.3 million EVs with a driving range of over 310 miles per charge....
Tags: Transportation, South Korea, Tech, General Motors, Tesla, Supply Chains, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Queensland, Gm, Cobalt, Raw Materials, BHP, Hyundai Motor Company, LG Chem, Volkswagen General Motors

T-Mobile confirms it was hacked after customer data posted online

T-Mobile has confirmed “unauthorized access” to its systems, days after a portion of customer data was listed for sale on a known cybercriminal forum. The U.S. cell giant, which last year completed a $26 billion merger with Sprint, confirmed an intrusion but that it has “not yet determined that there is any personal customer data involved.” The company said that its investigation will “take some time,” and no timeline was given. “We are confident that the entry point used to gain access has been...
Tags: Security, Technology, Tech, Whatsapp, United States, Telecommunications, Sprint, Telephony, T Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, Driver, Signal, Bleeping Computer, Securedrop, T-Mobile UK

Why fintechs are buying up legacy financial services companies

Oh, how the tables have turned. It used to be that if you were a fintech startup or, for lack of a better term, a digitally native financial services business, you might be eyeing an acquisition from an incumbent in the industry. It used to be that if you were a fintech startup or, for lack of a better term, a digitally native financial services business, you might be eyeing an acquisition from an incumbent in the industry. But lately, fintech upstarts are the ones doing the a...
Tags: Startups, TC, Money, Finance, Tech, Banking, M&a, Financial Services, SoFi, Financial Technology, Fintech Startup, LendingClub, Homebridge Financial Services, Jiko, Figure Technologies, Radius Bank

Apple to bring back in-store classes as it tiptoes toward normalcy

Apple opened its reservation portal for in-store classes today.
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Twitter taps crypto developer to lead ‘bluesky’ decentralized social network effort

Twitter’s ambitious upstart decentralized social media working group “bluesky” took an important step Monday as the social media company appointed a formal project lead who will direct how the protocol develops moving forward. Crypto developer Jay Graber was tapped by Twitter to helm the initiative, which the company hopes will eventually create a decentralized social media protocol that a number of social networks including Twitter will operate on. The separate bluesky organization will operate...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Tech, Crypto, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Trump, Graber, Jay Graber

ReactJS vs React Native: Which one  to choose?

Being extremely popular in the IT landscape, both ReactJS and React Native technologies are utilized in mobile and web development. According to the Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2020, React Native remains the most wanted technology and takes the 3rd spot in the ranking with 14.0% of votes while React.js has become an incredibly popular web framework and ranks 2nd with 36.8% of professional developers’ votes. Moreover, it is also considered to be the most loved by 68.9% of the respondents. But...
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Secret Terrorist Watchlist With 2 Million Records Exposed Online

A secret terrorist watchlist with 1.9 million records, including classified "no-fly" records was exposed on the internet. The list was left accessible on an Elasticsearch cluster that had no password on it. BleepingComputer reports: July this year, Security Discovery researcher Bob Diachenko came across a plethora of JSON records in an exposed Elasticsearch cluster that piqued his interest. The 1.9 million-strong recordset contained sensitive information on people, including their names, country...
Tags: US, Tech, Bahrain, Elasticsearch, U S Department of Homeland Security DHS, Bob Diachenko, Diachenko

Here’s more proof that Google is making a foldable Pixel phone

We’ve been hearing about a mythical folding Pixel phone for years now, with rumors showing up intermittently since at least 2019. But now we have a small but encouraging leak that suggests Google could announce a ‘Pixel Fold’ soon — perhaps before the end of the year. Developer cstark27, whom we’ve previously talked about for leaking the Pixel 6‘s camera sensor, also noticed that the Android 12 beta refers to a device codenamed ‘Passport.’ This has previously been rumored as the folding Pixel’s ...
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