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Upgrade your Apple TV remote with this Function101 Button Remote

What do dribbling coffee on your white shirt, getting caught in rush hour, and stepping in dog poop all have in common? They're some of the most annoying ways to start off your day. But none of these nightmares can even compare to the anger that bubbles up inside you upon realizing you have no clue where your teeny, tiny Apple remote could have possibly disappeared to. — Read the rest
Tags: Apple, Post, News, Shop


Vinyl Is Selling So Well That It's Getting Hard To Sell Vinyl

"Vinyl was nearly at death's door not that long ago. After CDs came out, the predictions of vinyl's demise were an every day occurrence," writes Slashdot reader smooth wombat. "And for a time it looked like the vinyl record, something which had been around since the 1930s, would meet its end as so many other yesteryear products have. Except the COVID-19 pandemic changed all that. Now, with the sudden resurgence and demand for vinyl records, the few remaining manufacturers are struggling to meet ...
Tags: Taylor Swift, Tech, United States, New York Times, Slashdot, Recording Industry Association of America Sixteen


Tencent's WeChat Makes Content Searchable on Google and Bing

BEIJING (Reuters) - Tencent's WeChat has made its content searchable on some foreign search engines such as Google, and Microsoft's Bing, according...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Beijing, Tencent, Bing, Reuters Tencent


Fire-starting drones are actually helping some firefighters

A drone designed to start fires on purpose may sound like an alarming idea, but such a machine is actually providing assistance to firefighters in Australia.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Wildfires


I’ve raised over $150,000,000 as a founder, simply by being a good storyteller. Here is how [Justin Kan]

I’ve raised over $150,000,000 as a founder, simply by being a good storyteller. Here’s how to get VC’s to throw money at you: A big mistake founders make is thinking that the purpose of a deck is to get people to invest. The truth is that whoever is reading your deck is likely distracted/not interested. Your job is to stand out, and make them excited. Figure out ways to communicate things in very simple ways – it could be through simple language, numbers, clear visualization elements, o...
Tags: Apple, Google, Business, Tech, Ui, Justin Kan, Don, Thethreadmill


Trump's TRUTH Social May Violate Terms of Open-Source Code It's Built On

ISayWeOnlyToBePolite writes: The new social network founded by former President Trump may violate the terms of use of the software on which it is based. On Wednesday night, after Trump revealed the TRUTH social app, Twitter users began to note that the network appeared to be based on an open-source social networking software called Mastodon, which allows people to modify the underlying code so long as they abide by its license. But the Trump network appears to have taken the publicly available c...
Tags: Tech, Trump, Mastodon, Slashdot, TPM, Eugen Rochko, Rochko


Steak Knife Made From Hardened Wood Is Three Times Sharper Than Steel

Scientists have used a new form of hardened wood to create a steak knife that is nearly three times sharper than a stainless steel dinner table knife. It can even be washed in the dishwasher! New Atlas reports: This hardy new form of wood is the handiwork of scientists at the University of Maryland, who set out to supercharge the material's natural strength, which lies in the cellulose packed inside. Cellulose is the primary component of wood, accounting for 40 to 50 percent of the material, and...
Tags: Tech, University Of Maryland, New Atlas, Teng Li, Three Times Sharper Than Steel


GPSD Bug Will Switch Your Time-Keeping Systems To March 2002 This Weekend, Unless You Update

"Apparently a bug in GPSD, the daemon responsible for deriving time from the GPS system, is going to trigger on October 24, 2021, jumping the time back to March of 2002," writes Slashdot reader suutar. "There's a fix that's been committed since August, but of course not everything is up to date." ZDNet's Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes: This will be ugly. Or, as Stephen Williams, who uncovered the bug put it, "I have a feeling that there will be some 'interesting moments' in the early morning w...
Tags: Tech, Miller, Zdnet, Steven J Vaughan Nichols, NTP, Stephen Williams, Gary E Miller, GPSD, Greg K_H


The new MacBook Pros look amazing, but I just want a MacPad

PC’s may outnumber Macs in the real world, but as a tech journalist, I sometimes feel like the odd man out. I’m used to seeing a sea of MacBooks at big tech events — back when that sort of thing happened — with just a sprinkle of Windows laptops here and there. Yet even after Apple unveiled the new MacBook Pros, which seem to outclass their closest Windows competitors in nearly every performance metric, I don’t have the slightest interest in switching. Not because I’m intractably loyal to Window...
Tags: Apple, Startups, MacBook Pros, Plugged, Next Featured


Snap Stock Plunges as Apple Changes Hit Sales. It’s Bad News for Facebook, Too

The parent of Snapchat said changes made by Apple hurt its advertising revenue. Snap stock is down by double digits in late trading.
Tags: Apple, Snapchat, Facebook Too


Google reduces Play Store fees to 15% for subscription services

After widespread pushback from developers, tech giant Google has decided to reduce Play Store commission for apps that offer subscription services. The tech giant requires developers using the Google Play store to use its own built-in payments services, and pay a 30% commission for in-app purchases, including selling digital items and subscription services. Last year, the company said Indian developers will get till March 31, 2022 till developers are forced to use Google payments or be kicked o...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Business, News


Google in talks to invest in Facebook-backed Indian social commerce Meesho

Meesho – which counts Facebook, B Capital, SoftBank, Sequoia Capital India, Y Combinator and Elevation Capital among its earliest investors – operates a three-sided marketplace that connects suppliers and resellers with customers on social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram. Google, which has committed to invest $10 billion in 1India in the next couple of years, has also backed Indian startups Glance and DailyHunt. YouTube acquired social commerce startup SimSim in July th...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Business, News, Instagram Google, Elevation Capital, DailyHunt YouTube


Apple’s iOS 14.5 Takes a Bite Out of Snap’s Q3 2021 Revenue

The third quarter of 2021 marked the first full quarter in which Apple's App Tracking Transparency framework, introduced as part of its iOS 14.5 operating system, impacted the entire period, as iOS 14.5 began rolling out April 26. Snap Inc. was the first domino to fall, reporting its financial results for the three months ending...
Tags: Apple, Advertising, Snap Inc, Earnings Reports, Social Pro Daily


Intel faces double trouble from Apple and AMD

Intel faces a bigger problem: Its lineup isn’t competitive. According to Mercury Research, Intel lost about four percentage points of share to AMD in the server processor market for the second quarter, compared with the prior year. This week, Apple Inc. announced it will replace Intel chips in its high-end MacBook Pro laptops with the latest versions of its own in-house-designed processors. [Via]
Tags: Apple, Business, News, Intel, Amd, Apple Inc, Mercury Research Intel


Apple’s new M1 Max MacBook Pro may get a virtual turbo button for High Power Mode

Apple wants you to think of its new M1 Max MacBook Pro as a beast of a machine — it actually calls it a “beast” in the ad — but it seems...
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PS3 Emulator Will Now Boot Every Game Ever Released On the Console

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Kotaku, written by Luke Plunkett: RPCS3, an emulator I've been writing about since 2016, but which first began in 2011, has come along way since it made its first tentative steps towards making PS3 games playable on a PC. From those humble beginnings, the team behind it have just announced a huge milestone: everything ever released on the PS3 will now boot up. Earlier today the RPCS3 team tweeted: "We're delighted to announce that RPCS3 now has a total of...
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AMD and Microsoft Issue Fixes For Ryzen CPU Slowdowns On Windows 11

AMD and Microsoft have issued patches to address the slowdowns reported with Ryzen processors when Windows 11 launched. Engadget reports: The latest chipset driver (version 3.10.08.506) should take care of the UEFI CPPC2 issue, which in some cases didn't "preferentially schedule threads on a processor's fastest core," AMD said. That could have slowed down apps that are sensitive to CPU thread performance. AMD noted that the problem was likely more noticeable in more powerful processors with more...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Amd, Engadget


Paintmakers Are Running Out of the Color Blue

Dutch paint maker Akzo is running out of ingredients to make some shades of blue, the latest fallout from the global supply-chain disruptions that are spreading across manufacturers. From a report: "There is one basic color tint that is extremely difficult to get," Chief Executive Officer Thierry Vanlancker said in an interview Wednesday after publishing third-quarter earnings. "It's creating complete chaos." In addition to the bluish hue, Akzo Nobel is having trouble sourcing the tinplate used ...
Tags: Tech, Amsterdam, Akzo Nobel, Akzo, Thierry Vanlancker, Color Blue


How to create, edit, and customize a Google Form

Google Forms can help you collect survey responses from many people all in one place. Tom Werner/Getty Images You can create a Google Form via the Google Forms site, Google Drive, Google Sheets, or your mobile device. You can edit your form after sending it, including adding things like images and videos. Responses to forms are saved within the "Responses" section of the form itself. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When a meeting would be too much, but an email...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Trends, Google Account, Google Forms, Google Sheets, Facebook Choose, Tech Insider, Google Form, Google Home, Tom Werner Getty, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Devon Delfino, Google Forms answers


U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Investigating Apple and Other Tech Companies

Apple is facing yet another investigation by U.S. regulators, this time from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB, which is investigating the business practices of companies operating payment systems, today announced that it has asked Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, PayPal, and Square to provide details on their consumer data practices. The CFPB is seeking information that will help it better understand how the tech companies "use personal payments data and manage data a...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Ipad, Mac, Rumors, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Rohit Chopra, Apple Google Facebook Amazon PayPal


Ransomware Group That Stole Apple's MacBook Pro Schematics Taken Offline in Multi-Country Operation

Back in April, Ransomware group REvil attacked Apple supplier Quanta Computer and was able to steal schematics outlining the design of the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that were announced earlier this week. The schematics did indeed leak the design of the new machines, and at the time, REvil threatened to release other documents should Apple not pay a ransom fee of $50 million by May 1. The situation fizzled out just days later, and REvil mysteriously removed all documents and extortion ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Mac, United States, Rumors, East Coast, Reuters, Quanta Computer


How to Humanize Your Brand

Have you ever had an amazing experience with a company and taken right to social media to express your feelings? What about a not so great experience? If you have, what were your expectations of the people behind the brand’s social media accounts? With technology platforms on the rise, it is important to humanize companies and brand messages. It is necessary to make companies personable to foster good relations and trust, and even to drive engagement and sales. Companies also need to communic...
Tags: Google, Marketing, Branding, Nielson, UR Digital, Leaderswest Digital Marketing Journal


Snap's Stock Drops as IPhone Privacy Controls Pinch Ad Sales

Snapchat’s corporate parent has disclosed that its ad sales are being hurt by a privacy crackdown that rolled out on Apple’s iPhones earlier this year, raising investor fears that the app’s financial growth is going into a tailspin.
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Ex-Google Executive Looks to Raise $1 Billion for Middle East Tech Fund - Bloomberg #SaudiArabia

Ex-Google Executive Looks to Raise $1 Billion for Middle East Tech Fund - Bloomberg STV, a venture capital firm started by ex-Google executive Abdulrahman Tarabzouni, is looking to raise at least $1 billion for its second Middle East technology investment fund, making it potentially the biggest fund of its kind in the region, according to people familiar with the matter.The company, formed in 2017 with $500 million for its first fund provided entirely by Saudi Telecom Co., has started talks wi...
Tags: Travel, Google, Bloomberg, Middle East, Dubai, Silicon Valley, Morgan Stanley, Careem, Oracle Corp, STV, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Saudi Telecom Co, Abdulrahman Tarabzouni, SoftBank Group 's Vision Fund, Middle East Tech, Bloomberg STV


The mysterious 2022 MacBook Air may drop the ‘Air’ name altogether

New rumors indicate that not only will the new MacBook Air get the M2 processor, but may also drop the Air name altogether.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Macbook, Computing, MacBook Air, Apple M2


Fisher-Price Finally Makes a Chatter Telephone For Adults

Technology enthusiasts often eagerly await the release of the newest smartphones, with ads from Apple and Samsung touting all the latest features. But Fisher-Price is urging shoppers to buck the trends with a nostalgic--and now Bluetooth-enabled--Chatter Telephone. The classic version of the baby toy, which retails for $9.99, features a smiling rotary phone on wheels...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Advertising, Samsung


iFixit teams up with former Apple engineers to teardown Apple Watch Series 7

iFixit has invited former Apple engineers from Instrumental to help them in the Apple Watch Series 7 teardown process.
Tags: Apple


Wireless Carriers Just Can't Quit the Free-Phone Offers

Just when some wireless carriers were trying to move away from phone giveways, T-Mobile upped the ante on Thursday with a deal offering new customers as much as $1,000 if they switch. From a report: The second-largest U.S. wireless carrier said that starting Friday consumers who bring a bill from their current provider to a T-Mobile store can get a prepaid debit card for any remaining amount owed on their phone, up to $1,000. Rivals AT&T and Verizon reported stronger-than-expected subscriber gai...
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How to download files from Google Docs for offline use or sharing

You can download Google Doc files on any computer or mobile device. Marko Geber/Getty Images You can download a Google Docs file on your computer by opening the document in a web browser and using the File menu. Both Android and iPhone owners can download Google Docs as a Microsoft Word file or PDF, or make a document available offline. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Want to make a Google Docs document available offline? Downloading a document from Google Docs...
Tags: Google, Google Drive, Microsoft, Download, Trends, Google Docs, Google Doc, Matthew Smith, Tech Insider, Software & Apps, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Marko Geber Getty, Matthew S Smith, Save as Word docx Matthew Smith Google Docs


Here’s the one decision that haunts Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman

In a candid interview, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman talks about his decision to furlough agents and other tipping points that have changed his career.
Tags: Technology, Climate Change, Radio, Redfin, Glenn Kelman, Brokerage, Curbed, Coronavirus



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