iFixit Says the Playdate Is a Surprisingly Repairable Game Boy Throwback

Playdate, the one-bit gaming system with an analog crank, will be relatively easy to fix if you ever need to replace its battery or buttons. Ars Technica reports the findings from iFixit's teardown: The most interesting findings: The Playdate's signature crank uses a Hall effect sensor rather than a spring or another kind of wear-out-able physical mechanism, so it shouldn't suffer from drift over time like some console controller joysticks do. And while there is a warranty sticker inside the Pla...
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Google Says Staff Have No Right To Protest Its Choice of Clients

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Google employees have no legal right to protest the company's choice of clients, the internet giant told a judge weighing the U.S. government's allegations that its firings of activists violated the National Labor Relations Act. "Even if Google had, for the sake of argument, terminated the employees for their protest activities -- for protesting their choice of customers -- this would not violate the Act," Google's attorney Al Latham said in hi...
Tags: Google, Tech, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, National Labor Relations Board, Trump, U S Customs, Border Protection, Latham, Alphabet Inc, Al Latham

Google's newest cloud region taken out by 'transient voltage' that rebooted network kit

australia-southeast2 has a big wobble less than a month after launch On July 25th, Google cloud launched a new region with all sorts of fanfare about how the new facility – australia-southeast2 in Melbourne – would accelerate the nation's digital transformation and make the world a better place in myriad ways.…
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Vietnam after-school learning startup Marathon raises $1.5M pre-seed round

Marathon Education was created after its founders realized after-school education in Vietnam hadn’t evolved much since they were kids. Some of the most popular tuition centers in big cities teach hundreds of students at once. “They’re packed like sardines and that really has not changed in the past one or two decades when I went to these sorts of classes in Vietnam,” said co-founder Pham Duc. Pham launched Marathon six weeks ago with his brother-in-law Tran Viet Tung to make after-school learnin...
Tags: TC, Tech, Vietnam, Hanoi, Christina, Tran, Pham, Chi Minh City, TPG Global, Alpha Wave Incubation, Venturra Discovery, Pham Duc Pham, Tran Viet Tung, Forge Ventures, Alto Partners, Ministry of Education and Training MOET

La Puente man steals 620,000 iCloud photos in plot to find images of nude women

A Los Angeles County man broke into thousands of Apple iCloud accounts and collected more than 620,000 private photos and videos in a plot to steal and share images of nude young women, federal authorities say. Chi’s agreement to plead guilty comes as Apple is facing criticism from privacy advocates over its plan to scan iPhone photos that customers store on iCloud to flag images of child sexual abuse for potential reporting to law enforcement. Investigators soon discovered that a log-in to the...
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A Samsung Galaxy A21 Smartphone Caught Fire on a Plane

An Alaska Airlines flight was evacuated on Monday night after a smartphone on the plane caught fire, reports The Seattle Times (via The Verge). A spokesperson for the Port of Seattle said that the device that was burned was a Samsung Galaxy A21. In an email to The Seattle Times, the Port of Seattle spokesperson said that the phone was "burned beyond recognition," but the passenger who owned the device provided details on the model. "We could not confirm it by looking at the remains of the de...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, Samsung, United States, Rumors, Seattle, Alaska Airlines, Seattle Times, Seattle Tacoma International Airport, SEATAC, Seattle Tacoma, Kevin Ko, Seattle Times the Port of Seattle

Apple Wins Patent For Dual-Display MacBook With Virtual Keyboard, Wireless Charging Capabilities

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to Apple for a dual-display MacBook with a virtual keyboard replacing the traditional keyboard and with the ability to wirelessly charge an iPhone. 9to5Mac reports: As reported by Patently Apple, this patent was submitted three years ago, and only now has Apple won it. With this patent, the company could take a radical path and get rid of a physical keyboard. The interesting thing about this application is that while rumors suggest that App...
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Smartphone fire on Alaska Airlines passenger jet prompts evacuation

A smartphone caught fire on an Alaska Airline passenger plane at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Monday, prompting an emergency evacuation of the jet.
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Google Confirms Update to Generating Web Page Titles via @sejournal, @MattGSouthern

Google's Danny Sullivan confirms the search engine is updating the way it generates web page titles in search results.The post Google Confirms Update to Generating Web Page Titles appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
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2022 Ram ProMaster Receives Technology Boost

While the Ram ProMaster vans may be a few steps behind their rivals in terms of towing, it’s quite competitive when you stick to the more basic trims. The ProMaster shines brightest when left in its more basic configurations but gets left behind when you start cross-shopping something else and decide you’re willing to spend […] The post 2022 Ram ProMaster Receives Technology Boost appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Older Tesla Vehicles To Get UI Performance Boost Thanks To Famed Video Game Engineer

Tesla is working with famed video game engineer John Carmack to improve the interface performance in older vehicles. Electrek reports: Carmack is a legend in the video game world and in the broader computer science industry. He made important advancements in 3D computer graphics and was the lead programmer on game-changing video games like Doom and Quake. Later in his career, he focused his talents on virtual reality and became CTO of Oculus. More recently, he stepped down from his role at Oculu...
Tags: Elon Musk, Tech, Tesla, Cto, Musk, Carmack, John Carmack, Electrek

TestFlight for Mac Beta Now Available to Developers

Apple today informed developers that the beta version of TestFlight for Mac is now available and can be used to test Mac apps. Registered developers can download the TestFlight for Mac beta and can use the app to test their own apps and apps from other developers on macOS Monterey beta 5. TestFlight for Mac, like TestFlight for iOS, will make it simple for developers to test beta versions of macOS apps prior to when they are released. Apple says that when using this version of TestFlight o...
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Man Steals 620K Photos From iCloud Accounts Without Apple Noticing

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Los Angeles Times: A Los Angeles County man broke into thousands of Apple iCloud accounts and collected more than 620,000 private photos and videos in a plot to steal and share images of nude young women, federal authorities say. Hao Kuo Chi, 40, of La Puente, has agreed to plead guilty to four felonies, including conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to a computer, court records show. Chi, who goes by David, admitted that he impersonated Apple custo...
Tags: Apple, California, Tech, Fbi, David, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County, La Puente, Tampa Fla, Chi, Hao Kuo Chi, Tampa Fla Chi, icloudripper4you Chi, Anthony Bossone, La Puente Bossone, Dropbox Google Apple Facebook

Daily Crunch: Internet watchdog Citizen Lab says iPhone spyware dodges Apple’s security measures

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 24, 2021. Today’s news cycle was particularly beefy, so we have a lot of ground to cover. Especially if you want to know the latest from Spotify, Waymo and other large tech companies. But before we do, Disrupt is less than a month away and will feature the two heirs apparent of Salesforce, Stewart Butterfield and Bret Ta...
Tags: Apple, TC, Spotify, China, Boston, India, Tech, Cisco, Afghanistan, Airbnb, Morgan Stanley, Sara Mauskopf, Winnie, Bay, Ron Miller, Newsletters

Apple Has Been CSAM Scanning Your iCloud Mail Since 2019 (slashdot)

According to 9to5Mac, Apple has confirmed that it's already been scanning iCloud Mail for Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM), and has been doing so since 2019. It has not, however, been scanning iCloud Photos or iCloud backups, which sent the internet into a frenzy when it announced its intents to begin doing so. From the report: The clarification followed me querying a rather odd statement by the company's anti-fraud chief [Eric Friedman]: that Apple was "the greatest platform for distributing ...
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Musk admits Full Self-Driving system “not great,” blames a single stack for highway and city streets

It hasn’t even been a week since Tesla hosted its AI Day, a live-streamed event full of technical jargon meant to snare the choicest of AI and vision engineers to come work for Tesla and help the company achieve autonomous greatness, and already CEO Elon Musk is coming in with some hot takes about the “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) tech. Just drove FSD Beta 9.3 from Pasadena to LAX. Much improved! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 24, 2021 In a tweet on Tuesday, Musk said: “FSD Beta 9.2 is actual...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Elon Musk, California, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Pasadena, Computer Vision, Musk, Ftc, Autopilot, Autonomous Driving, National Highway Traffic And Safety Administration, FSD, Burnette

Here's how to officially turn on YouTube Picture-in-Picture (PiP) for iPhone right now

Back in June, Google started rolling out Picture-in-Picture support in YouTube for iPhone. You can turn it on immediately with a test...
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Future MacBooks could replace this integral component with a touchscreen

Apple's was just granted a patent that may signal the future of MacBooks -- a future without physical keyboards whatsoever.
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How to Install Brave Browser on Debian 11

Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software, Inc. based on the Chromium web browser. Brave is a privacy-focused Internet web browser, which distinguishes itself from other browsers by automatically blocking online advertisements and website trackers in its default settings. Brave has claimed its browser puts less strain on your computer’s performance than Google Chrome, regardless of how much you ask of it. Even with multiple tabs open at once, Brave uses less memory ...
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The best Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 screen protectors

With its sleek design, the Galaxy Watch 4 demands superior protection. Check out our picks of the best Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 screen protectors.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Wearables, Samsung, Trends, Accessory of the Week, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Samsung Smartwatches, Watch 4 screen protectors

Offerpad launches in Columbia area as it expands through Carolinas

The move is part of the iBuyer's continued expansion efforts as it prepares to go public later this quarter, a spokesperson said.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Columbia, Redfin, Industry News, Carolinas, Brokerage, Select, News Brief, David Stephan, Offerpad, iBuyer, Kyle Rush

Australia: Peering into the Google state of mind: Potential penalties in the ACCC location data misleading and deceptive conduct case - Holding Redlich

The ACCC & Google are contesting penalties for breaching the ACL in relation to its location data collection practices.
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Bosch Says the Semiconductor Supply Chains In the Car Industry No Longer Work

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNBC, written by Sam Shead: German technology and engineering group Bosch, which is the world's largest car-parts supplier, believes semiconductor supply chains in the automotive industry are no longer fit for purpose as the global chip shortage rages on. Harald Kroeger, a member of the Bosch management board, told CNBC's Annette Weisbach in an exclusive interview Monday that supply chains have buckled in the last year as demand for chips in everything fr...
Tags: Japan, Texas, Tech, Malaysia, Bmw, Volkswagen, Electric, Cnbc, Bosch, Kroeger, Harald Kroeger, Sam Shead, Annette Weisbach

Ai Palette raises $4.4M to help companies react faster to consumer trends

Developing new packaged foods and consumer goods can take a couple years as companies research, prototype and test products. In a society that runs on social media, however, people expect to see trends land on store shelves much more quickly. Founded in 2018, Ai Palette uses machine learning to help companies spot trends in real time and get them retail-ready, often within a few months. The startup, whose clients include Danone, Kellogg’s, Cargill and Dole, announced today it has raised an overs...
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How to use Google Fit, a fitness-tracking app that monitors your health and activity

The Google Fit app can help you monitor your fitness goals. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images The Google Fit app is available for both Android and iOS devices. Connect other fitness and wellness-focused apps to Google Fit to keep all your stats in one place. Fitness tracking devices can automatically add workouts to the Google Fit app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In true Google form, Google Fit is intuitive and user-friendly. Available on both Android and iOS, it...
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Pixel 6's Under-Display Fingerprint Reader Revealed in Quick Glimpse

We already know the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are on their way. We know about the revamped Tensor processor, which is capable of translating another language in real-time and quickly editing high-resolution photography. Google also confirmed that it would be adding an under-display fingerprint sensor, similar to the one…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Pixel, Google Pixel, Hiroshi Lockheimer, Tensor, Pixel 2, Pixel 4a, Samsung Galaxy S21, Technology Internet

Private mortgage insurer National MI integrates with Mortgage Coach

Borrowers putting less than 20 percent down can choose between FHA, VA or USDA-backed mortgages, or take out private mortgage insurance to qualify for a mortgage that meets the requirements of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Tags: Technology, Usda, Radio, Mortgage, Fannie Mae, PMI, National MI, Private Mortgage Insurance, FHA VA, Arch Mi, Buyers Tools, MortgageCoach

Ranking Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 1 Episodes From Worst To Best

The members of the Bad Batch, also known as Clone Force 99, are not like the other clone soldiers of the Star Wars prequel era. Introduced back in the final season of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and all voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, they're an elite squad of clones with genetic mutations. They have the same Jango Fett DNA as regular clone soldiers ("the regs"), but possess special qualities as well. Their leader, Hunter, senses electromagnetic fields. Wrecker is brutishly muscular. Crosshair has ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Tech, Rex, Republic, Mantle, Devil, Omega, Hunter, Imperial, DEPA, Gregor, Eleni, Fennec, Martez

Waymo Starts Offering Autonomous Rides In San Francisco

Waymo is going to start shuttling a wider group of passengers around in its autonomous vehicles in San Francisco, California -- though they'll have to sign nondisclosure agreements, and there still will be a human safety driver behind the wheel. The Verge reports: It's the second city where the company has expanded its nascent autonomous vehicle offering, as the Google sibling has been performing fully driverless rides without a safety driver in parts of Phoenix, Arizona for more than a year now...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Tech, Ford, Jaguar, Volkswagen, Phoenix, San Francisco California, PHOENIX Arizona, Waymo, Phoenix Waymo, General Motors Waymo

Extra Crunch roundup: Zūm CEO interview, Cisco’s M&A ethos, neoinsurance bad romance

It was once common practice for doctors to visit sick patients in their homes: In 1930, 40% of all consultations were house calls. By 1980, that figure was less than 1%. Today, urgent care centers occupy Main Street storefronts and 33% of all medical expenditures occur in hospitals. It’s clear that the additional overhead is generating higher prices, but not necessarily better results, according to Sumi Das and Nina Gerson, who lead healthcare investments at Capital G. “We can improve both outco...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Transportation, India, Tech, Cisco, SaaS, Venture Capital, M&a, Bird, Alex, Gerson, Zum, Healthtech, Alex Wilhelm

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