Gyre9 Completes Touchless Beverage Dispenser Design for Elkay’s Smartwell Line

Gyre9, a design, new product and development firm has completed the design, engineering, and manufacturing of touchless floor and countertop beverage dispensers for Elkay’s Smartwell line, according to Ed Gilchrest, President. But this was not a normal assignment for Gyre9. Gilchrest explains, “Every year we are approached by numerous entrepreneurs, inventors and people with great, new product ideas. A student at the University of Connecticut brought this one to us and after ...
Tags: Technology, Featured, Advertising, America, University of Connecticut, Elkay, Gilchrest, Gyre9, Ed Gilchrest, Smartwell

New York To Ban Sale of All Gas-Powered Vehicles In the State By 2035

New York is aiming to ban the sale of all gas-powered vehicles in the state by 2035. CBS News reports: A bill amending the state's environmental conservation law was passed by the state's Senate and Assembly and signed by Governor Kathy Hochul last week. Under the new law, 100% of in-state sales of new passenger cars and trucks will have zero emissions by 2035. That means state agencies will work to develop affordable powering options for zero-emissions vehicles in all communities, improve susta...
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Apple Cyber Flaw Allows Silent iPhone Hack Through iMessage

Apple issued a software fix Monday, but an Israeli security firm has been exploiting the vulnerability since February, according to a...
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S.Korea Fines Google $177 Million for Blocking Android Customisation

By Heekyong YangSEOUL (Reuters) -A South Korea's antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet Inc's Google 207 billion won ($176.64 million) for blocking...
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S.Korean Antitrust Agency Fines Google $177 Million for Abusing Market Dominance

SEOUL (Reuters) -South Korea's antitrust regulator on Tuesday fined Alphabet Inc's Google 207 billion won ($176.64 million), saying the U.S....
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Dealing With Content Theft: How to Find, Remove, and Report Stolen Content

As a blogger or website owner, you likely put a lot of effort into creating unique, relevant content for your followers. So, if you find that another site is copying your content, you need to respond immediately.  Content theft is a growing issue as more and more businesses rely on their online presence to generate and convert leads. Blogs, podcasts, Youtube channels, etc. are all popular ways online businesses reach their target audiences and promote their brands. Let’s look at the issue of ...
Tags: Google, Advertising, US, Copyscape, Canada, Dmca, Grammarly, Stevens, Gary Stevens, Blog Tips, Content Theft, Stolen Content, Tracking Content Theft

Xiaomi’s Smart Glasses are more than a wearable companion for your smartphone

Xiaomi has unveiled its first smart glasses, the Xiaomi Smart Glasses, which they say is more than just a secondary smartphone display.
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Researchers Toilet-Trained Cows In Hopes of Reducing Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Gizmodo: Researchers in Germany recently demonstrated that cattle can be toilet trained to reduce some of their climate impact. By having the young cows pee in latrines made of turf, the team of experts in animal behavior and agricultural science stopped the natural production of nitrous oxide from the cow's urine. Cows are notorious for their contributions to greenhouse gas emissions in large-scale farming; the animals belch (and to a lesser extent, fart...
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Kape Technologies Agrees to Buy ExpressVPN for $936 Million

Kape Technologies Plc agreed to buy ExpressVPN in a $936 million deal that will more than double the cybersecurity company's customer base and expand its tools for private web surfing. Bloomberg reports: Kape will pay $354 million in cash when the deal closes and the equivalent of $237 million in shares, which can be sold after a 24-month lockup, the company said in a statement on Monday. Another $345 million in cash will be paid in two installments, 12 months and 24 months after the close. The ...
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How to watch Apple’s iPhone 13 event

It’s a lot easier for anyone to watch Apple events than it used to be. I remember the days when Windows and Android users had to follow obscure links or mirrors to ‘hack’ their way into watching an Apple event. That’s a thing of the past. These days, Apple’s big showcases are publicly accessible for just about everyone. Apple is hosting its event on Tuesday, September 14, starting at 10 AM Pacific or 1 PM ET. It’s where it’ll almost certainly announce the iPhone 13, and the company will surely h...
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Android 12 release imminent as Samsung’s new One UI 4 Beta Program begins

Android 12's release date looks like it's right around the corner as Samsung's One UI 4 beta goes live starting September 14.
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Google Is Phasing Out the Android Auto App, but the Alternative Is Pretty Good

If you have a dumb car but use Android Auto, here's what you need to know.
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Engineers Grow Pancreatic 'Organoids' That Mimic the Real Thing

Researchers from MIT have developed a new way to grow tiny replicas of the pancreas, using either healthy or cancerous pancreatic cells. They believe that their "specialized gel" could also be useful for studying lung, colorectal, and other cancers, including how potential cancer drugs affect tumors and their environment. The findings have been published in the journal Nature Materials. MIT reports: Using a specialized gel that mimics the extracellular environment surrounding the pancreas, the r...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Linda, Jorgensen, Griffith, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, Linda Griffith, Nature Materials MIT, Claus Jorgensen

Sony Is Nickel-and-Diming PS5 Owners On Upgrades For Games They Already Own

According to Insider, Sony is charging a $10 upgrade fee to bring cross-generational games from a PS4 to a PS5. From the report: When new game consoles launch nowadays, a variety of games on that new console are also available on the previous generation of consoles. The next major PlayStation 5 exclusive game, for instance, is also headed to the PlayStation 4: "Horizon Forbidden West" launches in early 2022, and millions of players will get it on the last generation console. [..] Unfortunately, ...
Tags: Tech, Sony, Gran Turismo, Ryan, Jim Ryan, Horizon Forbidden West, Sony Is Nickel, Sony Interactive Entertainment Microsoft

Daily Crunch: Apple urges users to update all devices after hacktivists reveal zero-day flaw

Hello and welcome back to Daily Crunch for September 13, 2021. This is Alex and I am back! A big thanks to Greg for taking over last week while I was on staycation. It is lovely to be back with you all. Before we dive into the news, a reminder that Disrupt is next week. So, make sure you have a ticket and get hype. More here. It’s going to be a heck of a show. TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 The TechCrunch Top 3+ The Apple-Epic war far from over: While the internet digests the recent, controver...
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Epic Games Pays Apple $6 Million as Ordered by Court

Epic Games today paid Apple $6,000,000 in royalties, ‌Epic Games‌ CEO Tim Sweeney said on Twitter. As part of the ruling in the ongoing Epic v. Apple legal battle, Epic was last week ordered by the court to pay 30 percent of the revenue that it collected from the Fortnite app using its illicit direct payment option. Back at the start of the dispute between Epic and Apple, Epic added a direct purchase option to the Fortnite app, skirting Apple's in-app purchase rules. This violation of Apple's...
Tags: Apple, Court, Epic, App Store, Epic Games, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, Fortnite, Apple Epic, Epic Games vs. Apple, Epic Games Fortnite Epic Games vs Apple

Amazon releases a Kindle software redesign to make navigation easier

Yeah, yeah, you don’t need to charge a real book — but you also don’t need to update a book’s software, and that’s also often true for Amazon’s Kindle, which rarely gets a software refresh. But now, our trusty Kindles remind us that they’re actually Wi-Fi connected, electronic devices capable of change as Amazon unveils a significant design upgrade for the first time in years. To simplify navigation, the new look adds a two-tab bar to the bottom of the home screen, letting users easily toggle be...
Tags: Amazon, Hardware, Kindle, Tech, E-readers, Kindle Oasis

Apple's Back to School Promotion Might Hint at Date of October Apple Event

Apple will be hosting a virtual event tomorrow that is expected to revolve around the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and third-generation AirPods. With new Mac and iPad models also rumored to be on the horizon, Apple reportedly plans to hold at least one additional event before the end of the year, and the company's annual Back to School promotion could provide a clue as to when the next event might take place. Specifically, on September 15 of last year, Apple extended its Back to School pr...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Europe, School, Mac, Bloomberg, Back To School, Rumors, Mark Gurman

The 2021 Fall Foliage Prediction Map

Well, the leaves are starting to change up here in ol’ Vermont,1 so it’s time to take a peek at the 2021 Fall Foliage Map from Apple pie is just around the corner! One fucker of a tree near my house has turned completely bright red already. Like, slow down mate.↩ Tags: maps   USA [Author: Jason Kottke]
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Intuit Confirms $12 Billion Deal To Buy Mailchimp

It was teased earlier this month and now it's confirmed: Intuit said on Monday it would buy email marketing company Mailchimp for about $12 billion in a cash-and-stock deal. Reuters reports: The deal, expected to close by the second quarter of fiscal 2022, will be financed through cash on hand and new debt of about $4.5 billion to $5.0 billion, Intuit said. The deal for Atlanta-based Mailchimp, which operates a marketing platform for small and mid-market businesses, will help Intuit expand its p...
Tags: California, Tech, Atlanta, Intuit, Mailchimp, Reuters, Turbotax

Apple: Don’t Attach Your iPhone to Motorcycles, Mopeds, or Scooters if You Want the Camera to Last (gizmodo)

Apple has a message for iPhone users with high-power motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters: Don’t attach your phone to them you value your camera. Read more... [Author: Jody Serrano]
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My Recent Media Diet, the Summer/Fall Switchover Edition

Oh, I’ve let it go too long again. It’s been almost four months since I’ve done one of these media roundups and there’s lots to share. If you’re just joining us — welcome but WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN THO?! — I do a post like this every few months with short reviews of all the movies, books, music, TV show, podcasts, and other things I’ve enjoyed (or not) recently. The letter grades are very subjective and inconsistent — sorry! Ok, here’s what I have for you today. The Land That Never Has Been Yet. T...
Tags: Apple, Lorde, Cdc, France, America, United States, Frances Mcdormand, Dreamworks, Mark Rylance, Michael Lewis, Alan Rickman, Kazuo Ishiguro, Spielberg, Ezra Klein, Snoop Dogg, Nbc Sports

Apple emergency patches fix zero-click iMessage bug used to inject NSO spyware

Flaw in WebKit also under attack squashed, too Apple on Monday issued security patches for its mobile and desktop operating systems, and for its WebKit browser engine, to address two security flaws, at least one of which was, it is said, used by autocratic governments to spy on human rights advocates.…
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The Equity crew riffs on the Intuit-Mailchimp news

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. We are back! From this morning, I suppose. But the news cycle doesn’t wait for our publishing schedule, so the Equity crew got together to yammer all about the Intuit-Mailchimp acquisition. A $12 billion deal composed of stock and cash, it’s a big one. And as Mailchimp has both a history of bootsrapping and a founding story in a non-Silicon Valley city we had lots t...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Tech, Silicon Valley, Equity, Intuit, Mailchimp, Equity podcast, Intuit Mailchimp

Apple Fixes Security Hole Reportedly Used to Hack an IPhone

Apple released a critical software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers said could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices without any user action.
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Factbox-What's on Tap at Apple's 'California Streaming' Event?

(Reuters) - IPhone 13 in bright colors and a new series of AirPods and Apple Watch may be on the menu as consumers and analysts dial in for Apple...
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A Horrifying New AI App Swaps Women Into Porn Videos With a Click

Karen Hao, reporting for MIT Technology Review: The website is eye-catching for its simplicity. Against a white backdrop, a giant blue button invites visitors to upload a picture of a face. Below the button, four AI-generated faces allow you to test the service. Above it, the tag line boldly proclaims the purpose: turn anyone into a porn star by using deepfake technology to swap the person's face into an adult video. All it requires is the picture and the push of a button. MIT Technology Review ...
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Apple issues urgent iPhone software update to combat spyware

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Constellation1 launches accounting, commission management solution

Real estate technology company Constellation1 is launching new software for back-office accounting tasks and commissions management. Brokers can use the new system in conjunction with all variations of commission splits and payout arrangements, eliminating accounting workarounds due to software limitations.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Teams, Accounting, Dotloop, QuickBooks, Select, News Brief, Commission Structure, Real Estate Software, Skyslope, Back Office Software, Constellation1, Back-office Reporting, Commissions Management, Constellation1 Commissions

As an Android user, here what I want to see from Apple’s ‘California Streaming’ event

As an Android user, here are the three big things I want to see from Apple's "California Streaming" event to convince me to switch sides.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, California, Trends, Airpods 3, Apple iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, Apple Event September 2021

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