091: Don’t Die in the Next Five Years

The title is an unofficial motto of an organization my wife and I joined. They say this because of coming advances in medicine in the next several years. This episode is my first report on what I learned. (14-1/2 minutes). Show Page:
Tags: Technology, Podcasts, Medical, Explainer, Heroes

Firefly launches its first rocket, but loses the launch craft in mid-flight explosion

Firefly launched its first rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, and on board it carried a number of payloads with an intended destination of low Earth orbit. The rocket took off as planned, and seemed to be doing fairly well during the initial portion of the launch, before experiencing “an anomaly” that clearly resulted in an explosion and the total loss of the vehicle prior to reaching space. The rocket that flew today is Firefly’s Alpha launch vehicle, its first, and this was...
Tags: TC, Space, California, Tech, Commercial Spaceflight, Firefly, Firefly Aerospace, Vandenberg Space Force Base, Austin Firefly

DoorDash workers protest outside CEO Tony Xu’s home demanding better pay, tip transparency and PPE

California DoorDash workers protested outside of the home of DoorDash CEO Tony Xu on Thursday, prompted by a recent California Superior Court Judge ruling calling 2020’s Proposition 22 unconstitutional. Prop 22, which was passed last November in California, would allow app-based companies like DoorDash, Uber and Lyft to continue classifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees. A group of about 50 DoorDash workers who are affiliated with advocacy groups We Drive Progress a...
Tags: Food, TC, Transportation, Labor, California, Washington, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, United States, Strike, Gig Economy, Doordash, Bay Area, Gantt, Pacific Heights

Bangkok-based insurtech Sunday banks $45M Series B from investors like Tencent

Sunday, an insurtech startup based in Bangkok, announced it has raised a $45 million Series B. Investors include Tencent, SCB 10X, Vertex Growth, Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India, Quona Capital, Aflac Ventures and Z Venture Capital. The company says the round was oversubscribed, and that it doubled its revenue growth in 2020. Founded in 2017, Sunday describes itself as a “full-stack” insurtech, which means it handles everything from underwriting to distribution of its policies. Its product...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Insurance, Tech, Thailand, Sunday, Tencent, Bangkok, Insurtech, Lifepal, Tencent SCB, Lifepal PasarPolis Qoala

Amazon To Remove More Content That Violates Rules From Cloud Service

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Reuters: plans to take a more proactive approach to determine what types of content violate its cloud service policies, such as rules against promoting violence, and enforce its removal, according to two sources, a move likely to renew debate about how much power tech companies should have to restrict free speech. Over the coming months, Amazon will hire a small group of people in its Amazon Web Services (AWS) division to develop expertise and ...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Gartner, Aws, Reuters, Amazon Web Services AWS

Virgin Galactic Flights Grounded After New Yorker Story On Branson Spaceflight

"The US Federal Aviation Administration has grounded Virgin Galactic flights as it investigates how Sir Richard Branson's recent space flight drifted off course during its climb skyward," reports the BBC. The New Yorker first broke the news about Branson's flight veering off course in a piece published yesterday. Virgin Galactic has strongly disputed the article. From the BBC: The rocket plane Unity which carried Sir Richard into space landed safely and Virgin Galactic says it is co-operating wi...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, BBC News, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Air Force, Richard, Faa, New Yorker, Branson, Unity, US Federal Aviation Administration, Walter Villadei, Angelo Landolfi, Pantaleone Carlucci, Spaceport America New Mexico Virgin Galactic

Gift Card Gang Extracts Cash From 100K Inboxes Daily

Cybercrime and computer security reporter Brian Krebs tells the story of a cybercrime group that compromises up to 100,000 email inboxes per day, and apparently does little else with this access except siphon gift card and customer loyalty program data that can be resold online. From the report: The data in this story come from a trusted source in the security industry who has visibility into a network of hacked machines that fraudsters in just about every corner of the Internet are using to ano...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Tech, Mozilla, Bill, Brian Krebs

How 2 psychologists say to use mindfulness to relieve pre and post-interview stress

Mindfulness is the ability to pay full attention to the present. fizkes/Getty images If you can't relax while waiting for results after interviews or exams, a mindfulness hack may help. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs found success in mindful meditation after a trip to India. Psychologists say mindfulness makes it easier to deal with nerve-wracking waits. See more stories on Insider's business page. The post-interview period can be a particularly worrisome and stressful time.A hundred ...
Tags: Apple, Health, UK, Education, Steve Jobs, Life, India, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Stress, Mindfulness, Mental Health, Anxiety, Getty

Apple Pay Promo Offers Up to $30 Off Instacart Deliveries for New Users

Apple today sent out emails advertising its latest Apple Pay promotion, which will see Instacart offering up to $30 off deliveries of $50 or more with the promo code APPLEPAY30. The $30 discount is limited to new users, and the promo code must be used in the Instacart app or on the web. Those who are already Instacart users can get $5 off of their next order of $35 or more with the promo code APPLEPAY5. The discounts are available through September 8. Tag: Apple Pay promo This article, "Appl...
Tags: Apple, Instacart, Apple Pay promo

Everything New With the iOS 15 Notes and Reminders Apps

Those who use the Notes and Reminders apps will be pleased to hear that iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 bring some useful new features. The Notes app has enhanced functionality on the iPad with the Quick Note feature, while Reminders features better Siri integration and natural language support. The guide below highlights the new features that you'll find in the Notes and Reminders apps in ‌iOS 15‌. Notes The major new feature in the Notes app, Quick Note, is exclusive to the ‌iPad‌, but Apple has a...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Siri, Apple Pencil, Siri zwnj, iOS 15

A startup that made 'cow-free' milk and ice-cream will soon launch its own cream cheese

The startup is already seeking regulatory approval in Canada, India, and Europe. Shutterstock Perfect Day, based in California, advocates for animal-free products, free from animal exploitation. They aim to ethically produce milk using a cow's milk gene and reproducing it using a fungus. The firm is already selling ice cream and cheese. At the end of 2021 it plans to sell cream cheese. See more stories on Insider's business page. What if there was an alternative to plant-based mi...
Tags: Energy, Home, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, Design, California, Life, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Markets, Sustainability, Cnn

New Boss of US Digital Service: Mina Hsiang

Mina Hsiang will lead the U.S. Digital Service, the Office of Management and Budget told Axios Thursday, as the Biden administration beefs up its cadre of technological special forces tasked with solving problems across the federal government. From the report: Washington is preparing to spend trillions in infrastructure money allocated by the president's top-priority legislation, and building and tuning the digital systems for those programs will demand know-how. Hsiang will be the first woman a...
Tags: Google, Obama, Washington, Tech, Afghanistan, Biden, Matt Cutts, USDS, US Digital Service, Hsiang, U S Digital Corps, Mina Hsiang

Apple’s rumored AR/VR headset might rely on a nearby iPhone or Mac for processing

The processor reportedly lacks Apple’s neural engine
Tags: Apple

TikTokers flood Texas abortion whistleblower site with Shrek memes, fake reports and porn

Critics of Texas’ new law have been filing hundreds of fake reports to the whistleblowing website in hopes of crashing itPro-choice users on TikTok and Reddit have launched a guerrilla effort to thwart Texas’s extreme new abortion law, flooding an online tip website that encourages people to report violators of the law with false reports, Shrek memes, and porn.The law makes it illegal to help women in Texas access abortion after the sixth week of pregnancy. To help enforce it, anti-abortion gro...
Tags: Texas, Technology, Activism, Women, US news, Reddit, Abortion, Texas Right to Life, Tiktok

No One Wants a Smartwatch With Two Cameras

Of the myriad reasons why Google’s Wear OS platform has struggled over the years, Qualcomm’s sluggish smartwatch chips are largely to blame. The chipmaker’s current Snapdragon Wear 4100+ platform is over a year old, running outdated process tech, and likely won’t run the upcoming Wear OS 3 nearly as well as Samsung’s…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Samsung, Qualcomm

Daily Crunch: 8 Indian banks launch Account Aggregator to centralize consumers’ financial data

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 Thursday, September 2, 2021. TechCrunch is largely off tomorrow thanks to a pan-Yahoo corporate reprieve. But don’t worry, all systems will continue to function while we recharge ahead of the next chapter of TechCrunch’s varied history of corporate ownership. — Alex The TechCrunch Top 3 China is hacking U.S.-based Uyghurs: T...
Tags: TC, Europe, China, India, Tech, Tesla, Eu, Fbi, United States, Virgin Galactic, Chinese communist party, Ryan Lawler, Faa, Edtech, Fintech, General Atlantic

BMW Group’s Neue Klasse lineup to focus on circular economy to achieve reduction in CO2 emissions

The BMW Group announced Thursday its intentions to commit to a 50% reduction from 2019 levels in global carbon dioxide emissions during the use-phase of its vehicles by 2030, as well as a 40% reduction in emissions during the life cycle of the vehicle. These goals, including a plan to focus on the principles of a circular economy to achieve a more sustainable vehicle life cycle, will manifest in the company’s Neue Klasse platform, which should be available by 2025. Announced in March, the BMW “N...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Basf, Eu, Automotive, Porsche, Electric Vehicles, Gm, European Commission, Circular Economy, Bmw, EVs, Volvo, BMW Group, BMW AG

Online learning platform CLASS101 bags $26M Series B to support growth

Everything is switching from offline to online mode, spurred by the pandemic, and that also has turned around things for the creative economy. Creative professionals continue to look for ways to monetize their talents and knowledge through online education platforms like CLASS101 that bring stable incomes and improve opportunities. CLASS101, a Seoul-based online education platform, announced today it has closed $25.8 million (30 billion won) Series B funding to accelerate its growth in South Kor...
Tags: Startups, TC, Asia, South Korea, Japan, Education, Youtube, Softbank, Tech, Seoul, Edtech, KO, Goodwater Capital, Online Education, E-learning, Eric Kim

Apple Sends 50 Boxes of 'Ted Lasso' Biscuits to Wrexham AFC Soccer Club Owned by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney

In a recent episode of Apple TV+ series "Ted Lasso," Jeremy Swift's character Higgins briefly poked fun at actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney purchasing Welsh soccer club Wrexham AFC last year. That led Reynolds and McElhenney to respond on Twitter with a humorous letter teasing legal action unless Apple sent over two large boxes of Ted Lasso biscuits. Wrexham AFC today confirmed that Apple has followed through, sending 50 boxes of the famous Ted Lasso biscuits to players. A man of hi...
Tags: Apple, Ryan Reynolds, Reynolds, Wrexham AFC, Higgins, Rob McElhenney, Ted Lasso, McElhenney, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple, Rebecca Welton, AFC Richmond, Ted Lasso Jeremy Swift, Wrexham AFC Soccer Club

Online learning platform Class 101 bags $26M Series B to support growth

Everything is switching from offline to online mode, spurred by the pandemic, and that also has turned around things for the creative economy. Creative professionals continue to look for ways to monetize their talents and knowledge through online education platforms like Class 101 that bring stable incomes and improve opportunities. Class 101, a Seoul-based online education platform, announced today it has closed $25.8 million (30 billion won) Series B funding to accelerate its growth in South K...
Tags: Startups, TC, Asia, South Korea, Japan, Education, Youtube, Softbank, Tech, Seoul, Edtech, KO, Goodwater Capital, Online Education, E-learning, Eric Kim

Startups should look to state-of-the-art tech to tackle diseases affecting women

Shahar Keinan Contributor Share on Twitter Shahar Keinan, co-founder and CEO of Polaris Quantum Biotech has over 20 years of extensive experience in computational and theoretical chemistry. Pek Lum Contributor Share on Twitter Pek Lum, co-founder and CEO at Auransa, has more than 20 years of genomics and drug discovery experience and is the chief ar...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Column, Opinion, Tech, Healthcare, National Institutes of Health, Women's Health, Nih, Infertility, Eli Lilly, Endometriosis, NextGen Jane, Shahar Keinan, Polaris Quantum Biotech

Seemingly Normal Lightning Cable Will Leak Everything You Type

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: It looks like a Lightning cable, it works like a Lightning cable, and I can use it to connect my keyboard to my Mac. But it is actually a malicious cable that can record everything I type, including passwords, and wirelessly send that data to a hacker who could be more than a mile away. This is the new version of a series of penetration testing tools made by the security researcher known as MG. MG previously demoed an earlier version of the c...
Tags: Tech, Lightning, Oakland

Apple Inks Deal for 'The Fight Before Christmas' Documentary

Apple has secured the global rights to "The Fight Before Christmas" documentary, which will premiere on Apple TV+ on Friday, November 26, reports Deadline. The documentary tells the story of lawyer Jeremy Morris, who is obsessed with Christmas and planned the biggest community Christmas event in America. His Christmas plans hit a snag when the home owner's association tells him his planned event violates neighborhood rules. This leads to a man vs. HOA fight over the festivities, and the disp...
Tags: Apple, America, Apple TV, Hoa, North Idaho, Jeremy Morris, Becky Read, Apple TV shows, Apple TV Plus, Apple TV Shows Apple, Dorothy Street Pictures

This Normal-Looking Lightning Cable Actually Steals All of Your Data

Here’s some Mr. Robot-level intrigue for you: Imagine an innocuous-looking USB-to-Lightning cable that, once plugged into your machine, actually helps hackers steal all of the data from your iPhone and inject malware onto your device. If that sounds like something from a far-fetched TV show, it is, surprise, actually…Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Science, Ipads, Usb, David, Lightning, Internet Protocols, Computer Networking, Computer Buses, Network Protocols, Technology Internet, Keystroke Logging

Apple Gives Ground in a Strategic Retreat From Strict App Store Rules

The company, under pressure from app developers and regulators, is making concessions while protecting lucrative parts of its App Store.
Tags: Apple

Amazon CEO Unveils 55,000 Tech Jobs in His First Hiring Push (slashdot) is planning to hire 55,000 people for corporate and technology roles globally in the coming months, Chief Executive Andy Jassy told Reuters. From the report: That's equal to more than a third of Google's headcount as of June 30, and close to all of Facebook's. Jassy, in his first press interview since he ascended to Amazon's top post in July, said the company needed more firepower to keep up with demand in retail, the cloud and advertising, among other businesses. He said the company'...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, Reuters, Andy Jassy, Jassy, Msmash

U.S. National Labor Relations Board Investigating Two Complaints From Apple Workers

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. National Labor Relations Board is investigating two cases filed by employees against Apple, records on the...
Tags: Apple, San Francisco, Reuters The U S National Labor Relations Board

How to Install Go (Golang) Compiler on Ubuntu 20.04

Go, also called Golang, is an open-source programming language developed by Google. It is cross-platform and can be installed on Linux, Windows, and macOS. It is written in C programming language C and was developed to create dependable and efficient software.
Tags: Google, Linux, Golang

iPhone 13 is on the way, but superstition could cloud Apple's new flagship

It was previously thought the upcoming iPhone would be called the iPhone 12S to avoid the unlucky number.
Tags: Apple

Apple’s AR headset will leave a lot of the hard work to the iPhone

A reliance on external processing won't surprise anyone who's been following AR.
Tags: Apple

show more filters
July - 2021
August - 2021
September - 2021