Physicists Make Square Droplets and Liquid Lattices

Aalto University reports via Phys.Org: When two substances are brought together, they will eventually settle into a steady state called thermodynamic equilibrium; examples include oil floating on top of water and milk mixing uniformly into coffee. Researchers at Aalto University in Finland wanted to disrupt this sort of state to see what happens -- and whether they can control the outcome. In their work, the team used combinations of oils with different dielectric constants and conductivities. T...
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Gillmor Gang: Off the Wall

Most of us count the golden age of Michael Jackson’s career with the Quincy Jones produced global smashes of Thriller and Bad. Fueled by the stream of videos and multi-single releases (5 on Bad), the records dominated the charts, radio, and MTV. But the real breakthrough came just before with Jackson’s first solo record Off the Wall. Born in the thrall of the Disco Era, it wasn’t hip, a surrender to the feel of funk meets MGM. But in the mountains around Woodstock, we couldn’t pry this record...
Tags: Apple, TC, Facebook, Video, Hbo, Siri, Tech, Mtv, Gillmor Gang, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Steve Gillmor, Keith Teare, Frank Radice, Miller, Woodstock

Travis CI Flaw Exposed Secrets of Thousands of Open Source Projects

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Travis CI is a popular software-testing tool due to its seamless integration with GitHub and Bitbucket. As the makers of the tool explain: "When you run a build, Travis CI clones your GitHub repository into a brand-new virtual environment and carries out a series of tasks to build and test your code. If one or more of those tasks fail, the build is considered broken. If none of the tasks fail, the build is considered passed and Travis CI can...
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A15 benchmarks reveal nearly 21% CPU performance gain over A14

More data from Apple's unreleased iPhone 13 lineup has made its way to the Geekbench Browser, offering a sneak peek at the performance...
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United States: Epic v Apple: Apple Must Allow Other Forms Of In-App Purchase - Preiskel & Co

On 10 September 2021, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers issued an injunction in the Epic v Apple case. Apps cannot be restricted from directing users to other payment options, in addition to the ones offered by Apple.
Tags: Apple, News, United States, Epic, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, App Purchase Preiskel

A15 Bionic Lacks Notable CPU Performance Gains Due to a Lack of Chip Engineers Employed at Apple

One report claims that the A15 Bionic does not deliver significant performance gains because Apple’s chip engineers left the company
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Inspiration4 crew, meet outer space: SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission launches to orbit

The first all-civilian crew in history has made it to space. The Inspiration4 crew took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8:04 EST PM, commencing the first space mission in human history featuring zero trained astronauts. The reusable first-stage of the Falcon 9 rocket executed two burns in its journey back to Earth, landing vertically on the SpaceX droneship “Just Read the Instructions” around 9-and-a-half minutes after launch. Dragon separated from the second stage at 8:16 EST...
Tags: TC, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Iss, Falcon, Blue Origin, Gulf, Atlantic Ocean

Lawsuit blasts NYC’s “capricious” Covid-19 homeless response

Lawsuit blasts NYC’s “capricious” Covid-19 homeless response Legal Aid filed a lawsuit against the city for not moving more homeless into hotel rooms New York / Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Lucerne Hotel at  201 West 79th Street (Getty; iStock; Google Maps) A legal services provider representing homeless New Yorkers has sued the city for its handling of the Covid-19 outbreak, alleging it needlessly endangers those in city shelters. The Legal Aid Society claims in a suit that prolonged use of...
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Mahershala Ali Sci-Fi Drama Swan Song Will Premiere In Theaters And On Apple TV On The Same Day

There are two movies named "Swan Song" coming to us in the second half of 2021: one of them sees Mahershala Ali leading a top-shelf cast that includes Glenn Close, Naomie Harris, Awkwafina, and Adam Beach. The other one stars Udo Kier and is a Magnolia Pictures release, which already hit VOD in August.With all due respect to Kier, it's the Ali-led "Swan Song" that merits attention here. Not only because of its stacked ensemble cast but because it marks another get for Apple, which continues to a...
Tags: Apple, Movies, News, Mahershala Ali, Apple TV, Cameron, Oscar, Magnolia Pictures, Ali, Edgar Wright, Macbeth, Martin Scorsese, Collider, Kier, Joel Coen, Benjamin Cleary

Vietnam-based CoderSchool gets $2.6M pre-Series A to scale online course platform

CoderSchool, a Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam-based online coding school startup, announced today $2.6 million in pre-Series A funding to scale up its online coding school platform. This round was led by Monk’s Hill Ventures, with participation from returning seed investors Iterative, XA Network and iSeed Ventures. CoderSchool raised a seed round led by TRIVE Ventures in 2018. CoderSchool will use the funding to accelerate its online teaching platform growth and technology infrastructure expansion fo...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Asia, Education, Southeast Asia, Funding, Tech, Coding, Vietnam, Lee, Momo, Coding School, Charles Lee, Chi Minh City Vietnam, Lambda School

ExpressVPN Knew 'Key Facts' of Executive Who Worked For UAE Spy Unit

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: ExpressVPN, a popular VPN company, said it was aware of the "key facts" of its chief information officer Daniel Gericke's previous employment before hiring him. On Wednesday, the Department of Justice disclosed in court records that Gericke worked on Project Raven, a surveillance operation for the United Arab Emirates government that involved hacking of Americans, activists, and heads of state. "We've known the key facts relating to Daniel's ...
Tags: Tech, United Arab Emirates, Motherboard, Vpn, Department Of Justice, Ryan Adams, Uae, Reuters, Daniel, Gericke, Kape Technologies, Daniel Gericke, Marc Baier, UAE Spy Unit

TikTok is hiding a viral challenge that has kids stealing their school’s soap dispensers

It’s back to school season and on TikTok, that means students are inexplicably stealing everything that isn’t bolted down. The latest TikTok trend to generally wreak social havoc sees students pulling off “devious licks” — small-scale heists of everything from soap dispensers, Covid test kits and hand sanitizer to high value items like classroom tech. The videos are set to an edited version of Lil B’s “Ski Ski BasedGod,” which had appeared in around 100,000 videos on TikTok by Monday, according ...
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DoorDash Sues NYC Over Customer Data Law

DoorDash sued New York City on Wednesday over a new law requiring food delivery companies to share customer data with restaurants, saying it violates customer privacy and lets restaurants compete unfairly. Reuters reports: It was filed in federal court in Manhattan six days after DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats sued the United States' most populous city over a separate law capping fees that delivery companies charge restaurants. [...] In Wednesday's lawsuit, San Francisco-based DoorDash said New...
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iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro Feature Dual eSIM Support

Apple introduced eSIM support on iPhone with iPhone XR and iPhone XS in 2018. However, while you can use a regular SIM and an eSIM simultaneously, there was no way to use two eSIMs simultaneously -- until now. iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro feature dual eSIM support for the first time. From a report: The new capability was confirmed by Apple on the iPhone 13 specs webpage. There, Apple says that iPhone 13 models support Dual SIM using both regular SIM and eSIM and "Dual eSIM," as the company calls ...
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The Many Ways to Market Time

Yesterday, Apple announced the new Apple Watch Series 7 which will be available later this Fall. Of course, this tiny computer is way more than a “watch” that tells time. Reading all the buzz about the launch got me thinking about marketing the various categories of timepieces and what that can teach any business about how to market their own product or service.
Tags: Apple, Marketing, Copywriting, Case studies, Newsjacking, New Rules of Marketing and PR, Buyer Persona

Google’s support of the news industry in Japan

Twenty years ago, Google opened its first office in Japan. Today, we are announcing new investments that will continue our support of the country’s vibrant news industry. These investments will and contribute to the sustainability of news organizations. They will also help newsrooms engage their readers in new ways, through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Launching Google News Showcase in Japan  To support news organizations and readers in Japan, we’re introducing Google News Showcase, our n...
Tags: Google, Japan, News, Argentina, Tokyo, Google News, Kyoto, Shikoku, Okinawa, Kyodo News, Shiga, GNI, Tokyo Shimbun, Google in Asia, Chunichi Shimbun, Kyoto Shimbun

Congress Will Investigate Claims That Instagram Harms Teens

Two top lawmakers on the Senate Commerce Committee's panel over consumer protection said they were launching a probe into Facebook after The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the company was aware of the harm Instagram can cause to teenage girls. The Verge reports: Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) announced their investigation into Facebook in a statement released Tuesday. The senators said that they were in touch with "a Facebook whistleblower" and would seek ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, House, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Federal Trade Commission, House Judiciary Committee, Senate Commerce Committee, Marsha Blackburn R TN, Sens Richard Blumenthal, Ken Buck R CO, Big Tobacco Facebook, Sen Ed Markey D MA Rep Kathy Castor D FL, Lori Trahan D MA

PS5 Software Update Brings SSD Installation, 3D Audio Wednesday

Sony has released a new software update for the PlayStation 5 that will let you expand the console's internal storage and use the PS5's 3D audio effects on external speakers. CNET reports: The PS5 update will also let you view PS4 and PS5 versions of the same game separately -- particularly useful after you upgrade to a next-gen version -- plus it gives you more options for customizing the Control Center and lets you use it to write messages to other players. PlayStation Now subscribers will als...
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Samsung Begins Mass Production of 14-Inch and 16-Inch OLED Displays That Apple Might Use for 2022 MacBook Pro

Samsung Display today announced that it has started mass production of 14-inch and 16-inch OLED displays for laptops, and a key feature of the panels is support for up to a 90Hz refresh rate for smoother appearing content. Samsung Display said it has been supplying the OLED panels to global manufacturers, including ASUS, Lenovo, Dell, HP, and Samsung Electronics, for use in laptops, including ASUS's recently announced Zenbook and Vivobook Pro laptops. Apple was not mentioned as being a custom...
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The Apple rumors were wrong

Don’t be afraid to dream, but don’t forget what’s real.
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L.A. mansion once worth $500 million defaults on $100 million in debt, forcing a sale

A gargantuan residence in Los Angeles dubbed “The One” by its developer is now on track to be sold after the owner defaulted on more than $100 million in loans and debt, according to court documents. In an Instagram post last summer, Nile Niami, the project’s developer, pitched the 105,000-square-foot home as having seven pools, a 50-car garage, a 10,000-bottle wine cellar and even its own nightclub. Promoted as being the largest and most expensive urban property in the world, “The One” was expe...
Tags: Google, Business, Real Estate, News, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Zillow, Los Angeles Times, West Hollywood, Bel Air, Hollywood Hills, Hankey, Nile Niami

Goldman says $2.2B purchase of BNPL provider GreenSky will help expand Marcus

This morning, Goldman Sachs announced plans to acquire B2B2C lender GreenSky in a deal worth $2.24 billion. The acquisition, which is still subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2020 or the first quarter of 2021, is positioned to bolster the firm’s consumer business and offer new products and new ways to attract consumers to its Marcus by Goldman Sachs brand of finance products. Goldman launched Marcus five years ago as a consumer-focused brand in part ...
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Verizon Business is practically giving away the iPhone 12 for free in September

With this awesome bundle of promotional offers, you can get the iPhone 12, practically for free, in September, at Verizon Business.
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5 real AI threats that make The Terminator look like Kindergarten Cop

It. Never. Fails. Every time an AI article finds its way to social media there’s hundreds of people invoking the terrifying specter of “SKYNET.” SKYNET is a fictional artificial general intelligence that’s responsible for the creation of the killer robots from the Terminator film franchise. It was a scary vision of AI‘s future until deep learning came along and big tech decided to take off its metaphorical belt and really give us something to cry about. At least the people fighting the robots in...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, Microsoft, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Skynet, Neural, Next Featured

Emergency Software Patches Are on the Rise

Emergency software patches, in which users are pushed to immediately update phones and computers because hackers have figured out some novel way to break in, are becoming more common. From a report: Researchers raised the alarm Monday about a big one: The Israeli spyware company NSO Group, which sells programs for governments to remotely take over people's smartphones and computers, had figured out a new way into practically any Apple device by sending a fake GIF through iMessage. The only way t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Katie Moussouris, NSO Group, Luta Security

What's Still Coming in 2021 at Apple's Second Fall Event

Apple held its "California Streaming" event yesterday to unveil new iPads, the iPhone 13 lineup, and the Apple Watch Series 7, but we're not yet done with new products for the year. We're expecting a second fall event to be held in either October or November, and this event will likely focus on Macs. Below, we've highlighted the products that are still rumored to be launching before the end of 2021. 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro Models We're overdue for a 16-inch MacBook Pro refresh, and rum...
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How to use Gmail dark mode on iPhone, Android, or computer

Setting your Gmail account to dark mode reduces the white light on your screen. zoranm/Getty Images You can set up dark mode in Gmail on desktop or if you have an Android. However, those with an iPhone will have to go through their device settings, not the Gmail app. Android users also have that option, if they want everything to be in dark mode on their phone. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you stare at screens all day long, the bright light can feel a bit...
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Apple is Releasing Two Brand New iPads and They’re Already Available for Pre-Order

All products and services featured by Variety are independently selected by Variety editors. However, Variety may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Apple announced two brand new iPads during a virtual summit on Tuesday, both of which will release on […]
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How Fast Do Cars Have To Be Before The Government Controls Their Speed?

Are speed-limiting laws an abuse of government power in its growing effort to micromanage our lives or are they justified in the name of public safety?
Tags: Technology, Law, Government, Automobiles, Traffic Laws, Steven Chung

Report suggests Apple's A15 Bionic lacks significant CPU upgrades due to chip team brain drain

Apple failed to detail the relative performance gains achieved by its new A15 Bionic SoC during Tuesday's iPhone 13 reveal, a rarity for...
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