Biden Launches US Digital Corps To Bring Young Tech Talent To Government

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fast Company, written by Mark Sullivan: On Monday the Biden administration announced a new program, called the U.S. Digital Corps, designed to attract young tech talent to roles in the government. The Corps offers early-career technologies a chance to get engaged in government via a two-year fellowship focused on major Biden administration priorities, including coronavirus response, economic recovery, cybersecurity, and streamlining government services. T...
Tags: Tech, Biden, Fast Company, GSA, Medicaid Services, Corps, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mark Sullivan, US Digital Corps, U S Digital Corps

New Microsoft Exchange 'ProxyToken' Flaw Lets Attackers Reconfigure Mailboxes

Details have emerged about a now-patched security vulnerability impacting Microsoft Exchange Server that could be weaponized by an unauthenticated attacker to modify server configurations, thus leading to the disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The issue, tracked as CVE-2021-33766 (CVSS score: 7.3) and coined "ProxyToken," was discovered by Le Xuan Tuyen, a researcher at the [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Ravie Lakshmanan, Le Xuan Tuyen

Rumors of a satellite-comms-capable iPhone 13 abound

Meanwhile, Amazon gripes about SpaceX's constellation plans Rumor has it Apple’s upcoming iPhone 13 can directly use satellites in low Earth orbit for communication.…
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Rumors of satellite-comms-capable iPhone abound. The truth could be rather boring

Meanwhile, Amazon gripes about SpaceX's constellation plans Rumor has it Apple’s upcoming iPhone 13 can use satellites in low Earth orbit for communication.…
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The iPhone’s rumored satellite tech probably for emergency situations only

The iPhone's rumored satellite technology that would allow the device to be used in places without cellular coverage will probably be for emergency situations.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Satellite Phone, iPhone 13

Chrome 94 beta adds WebGPU API with support for Apple’s Metal

Google Chrome 94 adds support for the new WebGPU API, which comes to replace WebGL and can even access Apple's Metal API.
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Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Breaks Apple Music Records, Hits No. 1 in 152 Countries

Kanye West and his long-awaited new album “Donda” are already breaking records on Apple Music. The album, which dropped by surprise on Sunday, set a new record by reaching No. 1 on Apple Music’s Top Albums chart in 152 countries in 24 hours. According to Apple, in the album’s first full day of release, “Donda” […]
Tags: Apple, News, Kanye West, Apple Music, Donda

Coral Capital closes third fund with $128M for startups in Japan

Coral Capital, a Tokyo-based venture capital firm, announced today that it has closed its third fund, Coral Capital III, raising $128 million (14 billion yen). Coral Capital’s total assets under management (AUM) is now $275 million. Limited partners in the vehicle include Mizuho Bank, Mitsubishi Estate, Shinsei Bank, Pavilion Capital, Founders Found, Dai-ichi Life Insurance, GREE, and undisclosed domestic and international institutional investors. Coral Capital, founded by two partners James Rin...
Tags: Europe, Japan, China, US, Tech, Korea, Tokyo, Yj Capital, James Riney, Japan Japan, AUM, US Asia, Riney, Global Partners, Yohei Sawayama, Coral Capital

India’s $1 trillion digital loan market is next battleground for tech giants

Home >Companies >News >India’s $1 trillion digital loan market is next battleground for tech giants. India’s digital loan market is becoming a battleground for companies from Facebook Inc. to Xiaomi Corp., as they seek a foothold in what’s set to be a $1 trillion industry. The social media giant’s foray into India coincides with Xiaomi’s, the Chinese maker of everything from rice cookers to gaming monitors, plans to offer loans, credit cards and insurance products in partnership with some of th...
Tags: Business, News, India, Xiaomi, Lending, Facebook Inc, Press Trust of India, Manu Jain, Xiaomi Corp

Apple Acquires 'Primephonic' To Bolster Standalone Apple Music Classical App In 2022

Today, Apple announced that it has acquired Primephonic, a service that specializes in streaming the classical genre, and will incorporate the app's functionality and playlists into Apple Music. The result will be "a significantly improved classical music experience," Apple said in a press release. There will also be a standalone Apple Music classical app coming sometime in 2022. The Verge reports: Effective immediately, Primephonic is no longer accepting new customers, and the service as it exi...
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Southeast Asia “omnichannel” health startup Doctor Anywhere gets $88M SGD

Doctor Anywhere, a startup that takes an “omnichannel” approach to healthcare, announced today it has raised $88 million SGD (about $65.7 million USD) in Series C funding. The round was led by Asia Partners, with participation from Novo Holdings, Philips and OSK-SBI Partners. It also included returning investors EDBI, Square Peg, IHH Healthcare, Kamet Capital and Pavilion Capital.   As part of the round, Asia Partners co-founder Oliver Rippel and Novo Holdings Equity Asia senior partner Dr. Ami...
Tags: Health, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Medicine, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Medical, Tech, Philippines, Telemedicine, Bangalore, Lim, United States the United Kingdom

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Review: The best Wear OS smartwatch for smaller wrists

The slimmer, sporty sibling to the Watch 4 Classic boasts two-day battery life and a starting lower price.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Wearables, Trends, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, Wear OS 3

Apple to add satellite features so iPhones without cellular coverage can call out emergency

By Mark Gurman | Bloomberg Apple’s push to bring satellite capabilities to the iPhone will be focused on emergency situations, allowing users to send texts to first responders and report crashes in areas without cellular coverage. The company is developing at least two related emergency features that will rely on satellite networks, aiming to release them in future iPhones, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Apple has been working on satellite technology for years, with a tea...
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Daily Crunch: China sets three-hour weekly time limit for under-18 gamers

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 30, 2021. The startup world is gearing up for Y Combinator Demo Day this week, but the rest of tech isn’t taking a pause. So we have Apple news, Telegram news, antitrust news, video game news, you name it. But we have some TechCrunch news to start: Ryan Reynolds is coming to Disrupt to talk about his company, Maximum Eff...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, Congress, China, Boston, Tech, Amsterdam, Aws, Casper, Ryan Reynolds, Ola, Falcon Edge Capital

Google's Releases New AI Photo Upscaling Tech

Michael Zhang writes via PetaPixel: In a post titled "High Fidelity Image Generation Using Diffusion Models" published on the Google AI Blog (and spotted by DPR), Google researchers in the company's Brain Team share about new breakthroughs they've made in image super-resolution. [...] The first approach is called SR3, or Super-Resolution via Repeated Refinement. Here's the technical explanation: "SR3 is a super-resolution diffusion model that takes as input a low-resolution image, and builds a c...
Tags: Google, Tech, PetaPixel, Michael Zhang, DPR Google, Brain Team

Hackers Steal $29 Million From Crypto-Platform Cream Finance

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Record, written by Catalin Cimpanu: Hackers are estimated to have stolen more than $29 million in cryptocurrency assets from Cream Finance, a decentralized finance (DeFi) platform that allows users to loan and speculate on cryptocurrency price variations. The company confirmed the hack earlier today, half an hour after blockchain security firm PeckShield noticed signs of an ongoing attack. Cream Finance said the hacker used a "reentrancy attack" in it...
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Kids and Teens in China Banned From Playing Online Video Games for More Than 3 Hours Per Week

China is implementing a new online gaming restriction that will affect children and teenagers who are under 18 years old, reports CNBC. Kids will only be able to play online games for an hour a day (8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) on weekends and legal holidays. Weekday gaming is prohibited. Companies that provide online game services to minors will need to comply with these rules and will not be able to offer the games to children outside of those hours. Gaming providers will also be required to hav...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, China, Tencent, Rumors, Cnbc, National Press and Public Administration

Top Ten Reasons STRAP is Changing the Game with Advanced Tech for the Visually Impaired

1. Sensor technology similar to that used in driverless vehiclesThe STRAP device uses both LIDAR and ultrasonic (SONAR) sensors to ‘see’ for its vision-impaired user in much the same way as these sensors enable vehicles to be operated autonomously.2. Obstacle notification made by haptic actuatorsNumerous haptic actuators (vibrators that are strategically distributed in the main device and the straps,) are placed in the back of the STRAP device as well as in the fabric straps that go over the sho...
Tags: Startups, Mexico, Tech, Austin, Research and development, Blind, Austin Texas, Guadalajara Mexico, Austin Startups, Roel, Diego Roel, STRAP Technologies, Assistive-technology, Visually-impaired

Consumers Spent $40 Billion On App Store In First Half of 2021, Nearly Double That of Google Play Store

According to a study from Finbold, consumers spent an estimated $41.5 billion on apps from the Apple App Store during the first six months of 2021, which is almost double compared to $23.4 billion spent by Android consumers. 9to5Mac reports: The Apple App Store spendings in H1 21 represents a growth of 22.05% from a similar period in 2020. Cumulatively, spending on the two platforms recorded a growth of 24.8%, year-over-year hitting a total of $64.9 billion: "Mobile app spending grew in 2021 mai...
Tags: Apple, Google Play, Google Play Store, Tech, App Store, Apple App Store, Small Business Program, TikTok YouTube

Bloomberg: Apple Working on Emergency Satellite Features for iPhones, 2021 Launch Unlikely

Apple is working on satellite capabilities for the iPhone that will allow users to send texts in emergency situations, reports Bloomberg. The feature would also allow ‌iPhone‌ users to report crashes and other emergencies in areas where there is no cellular coverage. There are at least two emergency features that will rely on satellite networks, and while satellite technology has been in the works for years, these capabilities are not likely to launch in 2021. The first feature, Emergency Me...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Bloomberg, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Globalstar, Iridium Communications, Stewie, iPhone 13 taps senior VP to head product team

The real estate website has promoted Leslie Jordan to its chief product officer position, where she will oversee product strategy and design.
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Rugged showcases its layout-printing construction robots

Few robotics categories are poised to benefit more from the events of the past year than construction. It’s a booming field that could benefit massively from automaton, a fact that’s only been amplified as the pandemic brought many nonessential businesses to a standstill. We’ve seen a number of players in the category raise notable rounds over the past year or so, including Toggle, Dusty, Scaled and SkyMul. Founded in 2018, Houston-based Rugged Robotics raised a $2.5 million seed round back in 2...
Tags: Massachusetts, Samsung, Tech, Nasa, Construction, Houston, Robotics, Rugged, Morse, Cambridge Massachusetts, Consigli, Jack Moran, Rugged Robotics, Toggle Dusty Scaled, Consigli Image Credits, Derrick Morse

Google parodies Apple and Jony Ive in ridiculous Pixel 5a commercial

The Pixel 5a is a really good phone. It also happens to have a headphone jack. Google really wants you to know this fact. I present to you the most passionate description of a 3.5mm orifice you’ll see today: And I love every second of it. Strong Apple vibes. Can we get this Jony Ive impersonator to do every Pixel ad? Thanks. That said, considering the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro probably won’t come with a headphone jack, this feels just a little ironic. But hey, marketing departments have gotta do their j...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Jony Ive, Pixel, Plugged, Next Featured

Otterbox’s Folding Wireless Power Bank offers fast charging while gaming

Otterbox's new Portable Wireless Power Bank offers up to 25 extra hours of gaming on your phone.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Gaming, Trends, Otterbox, QI Wireless Charging, Folding Wireless Power Bank, Portable Wireless Power Bank

Bloomberg: iPhone satellite features will enable users to send emergency messages, may not launch until next year

Yesterday, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that Apple would be including satellite communication features as part of the...
Tags: Apple, Ming Chi Kuo

Google made $8.5 billion in gross profit off the Play app store in 2019

The Play Store made Google $11.2 billion in 2019, according to a new lawsuit that revealed details about the company's financials.
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Mobile, Trends

Google, Facebook, Microsoft Top EU Lobbying Spending - Study

By Foo Yun CheeBRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google unit, Facebook Inc and Microsoft Corp are the three biggest lobbying spenders in Europe...
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Strava Is Leaving Older Android Smartwatches in the Dust

Samsung and Google’s upgraded smartwatch platform, Wear OS 3, is an exciting release for Android users. It’s the first time in years the wearables platform has felt like a cohesive ecosystem, helped in part by the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, which are the first watches to run Wear OS…Read more...
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No, the iPhone 13 probably won’t support satellite connectivity

A few days ago, the usually-accurate Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a research note asserting that the iPhone 13 would probably be able to make calls via satellite. This was a big deal for some users, as it meant you could theoretically make calls anywhere outdoors in the world. Unfortunately, evidence suggests Kuo may have gotten some of the details wrong this time. Kuo originally asserted that Apple is planning to use a customized Qualcomm X60 chip that would support the n53 band used by ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Qualcomm, Insider, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Globalstar, Plugged, Next Featured

No, the iPhone 13 probably won’t support satellite connectivity (Updated)

Update 31/08/2021: According to a report from Bloomberg, Apple is planning to add satellite features to iPhones to be used in emergency situations. The company is developing tech that could be used in areas like mountains where there’s no 4G or 5G connectivity. The report noted that it has even considered deploying its own satellite eventually. However, it doesn’t mention when the firm plans to debut this tech.  A few days ago, the usually-accurate Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a research ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Ming Chi Kuo, Bloomberg Apple, Plugged, Next Featured

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