Google confirms the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G are coming this fall

The Pixel 4a‘s reveal was Google‘s biggest news of the day, but that technically wasn’t the only device the company announced today. It also confirmed the existence of the upcoming Pixel 5, as well as a 5g edition of the Pixel 4a. That’s not surprising given all the rumors so far, but it shouldn’t be taken for granted considering the wealth of delays and cancellations due to coronavirus. The company says the new devices will arrive ‘this fall,’ and will be avaible in the US, Canada, the UK, Irel...
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Apple Shipped an Estimated 14.3 Million iPads Worldwide in Q2 2020 Amid Surging Tablet Market

Apple shipped an estimated 14.3 million iPads in the second quarter of 2020, maintaining its position as the number one tablet vendor in the world, according to new data shared today by Canalys. That's up 19.8 percent from the 11.9 million sold in the year-ago quarter. Apple's own earnings for Q2 2020 indicated a major surge in iPad sales as people work and learn from home. Apple does not provide details on the number of iPads sold or a model breakdown, but iPad sales brought in $6.5 billion ...
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Microsoft Confirms It's in Talks To Buy TikTok from ByteDance, Says Trump is On Board

Microsoft has confirmed that it is in talks to purchase TikTok from its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, and may make moves before summer is out. From a report: The decision, according to Microsoft, follows a conversation between its CEO and President Trump, who just days ago threatened to use an executive order to ban the app from the United States. In a blog post published Sunday night, Microsoft also said it may "invite other American investors to participate" in the deal, though "on a mino...
Tags: Microsoft, US, Tech, United States, Trump, Bytedance, Tiktok

Apple Seeds Fourth Betas of iOS and iPadOS 14 to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth betas of upcoming iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after seeding the third betas and more than a month after unveiling the new software at the WWDC keynote. Registered developers can download the betas over the air after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center. ‌iOS 14‌ introduces a redesigned Home Screen that supports widgets on iPhone for the first time, plus ‌widgets‌ have been redesigned and can...
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Why sustainable startups should consider corporate venture capital first

Urgent issues like the climate crisis, environmental degradation threatening millions of species, social inequality and other challenges mean that the global economy needs to immediately transform itself to become sustainable. Sustainable startups are showing us the way with smart business models having economic, social, and environmental value. Toronto’s Ripple Farms is an example demonstrating the power of aquaponics to sustainably produce organic greens and seafood throughout the year. To con...
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Facebook doubles down on work-from-office with massive NYC lease near Penn Station

We’ve had huge debates about the future of work — are we going to be working from home, working from the office, or perhaps, working from anywhere? Work From Home is dead, long live Work From Anywhere Well, Facebook has put its wager down, and it’s work from office. In a flurry of articles in the local press overnight, the New York Times and others confirmed that Facebook has secured the main office lease on the James A. Farley Building, located one block south of Penn Station in west...
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How to clear your cache on HBO Max to help the service run more efficiently and fix playback issues

You can clear your cache on HBO Max through your web browser or device's settings menu. Clearing HBO Max's cache can help the app run more smoothly, and fix playback issues. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you find that HBO Max is consistently misbehaving when you try to stream, and you've verified that your internet is working normally, you might have a problem with your cache.  If you're watching HBO Max in a web browser, you can clear the browser's cach...
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Trump Fires TVA Chair, Cites Hiring of Foreign Workers

schwit1 writes: President Trump announced the removal of Tennessee Valley Authority's chair James Thompson and board member Richard Howoth and called for the removal of their CEO Bill Johnson. This was in response to the company laying off employees and hiring H1-B visa holders. [TVA announced it would outsource 20% of its technology jobs to companies based in foreign countries, which could cause more than 200 highly skilled American tech workers in Tennessee to lose their jobs to foreign worker...
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Vectrix is developing cloud security marketplace built for and by security pros

In a typical security team, engineers write one-off scripts to track a particular problem on a cloud vendor such as an unauthorized user on your GitHub account, and while engineers are capable of writing such scripts, it’s not exactly an efficient or scalable way to deal with the range of security problems these pros need to track. Vectrix, a member of the Y Combinator Summer 2020 cohort started by three security veterans, wants to fix that problem. It has created a security marketplace where fe...
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"I think if they want to start trouble they should do it in their own town. We didn't ask for 'em, we ain't never done nothing to them. And I don't really see what the reason is for them being here."

Said Zinc resident Kenny Devore, quoted in "BLM protesters troop through 'America's most racist town': Demonstrators march to entrance of KKK national director Thomas Robb's private Arkansas compound as armed local residents watch them file past" (Daily Mail).Sunday's protest was organized by Bridge the Gap NWA and also promoted by Ozarks Hate Watch.... Once in Zinc, the group posted pictures of armed men - some in military-style fatigues - standing in front of cars blocking a dirt road to Robb'...
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This startup scored $10 million to build homes like Apple builds phones. Here's how it won over a Founder's Fund VC and one of the country's top home construction companies

When Alexis Rivas and Jamuel Joseph launched Cover, they recruited top engineering talent and created a "Henry Ford assembly line for homes" by manufacturing their own components, such as wall panels. Delian Asparouhov, a principal at Founders Fund, was initially captivated by the idea, but needed some convincing first before deciding whether his firm should invest.  After visiting the LA-based homes and speaking with experts in the home-construction world, the VC said he was convinced Cover w...
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Google Announces Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a 5G

Google today unveiled two Pixel smartphones. First is the $349 Pixel 4A, which is available for preorder now and will ship on August 20th. And second, there's the Pixel 4A 5G, which will cost $499 and also ship sometime this fall. From a blog post: With the same incredible camera experiences from Pixel 4 and a redesigned hole-punch design, Pixel 4a brings the same features that have helped millions of Pixel owners take great shots. HDR+ with dual exposure controls, Portrait Mode, Top Shot, Night...
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This chart shows how a Microsoft acquisition of TikTok for $50 billion would stack up against tech's largest deals ever (MSFT)

Microsoft is in talks to purchase TikTok, the massively popular video app that's owned and operated by the Chinese company ByteDance. The purchase talks come amid threats from President Donald Trump to ban the app in the United States. Trump says the app funnels user information to the Chinese government, and must be operated by an American company to ensure the safety of user information. The cost to purchase TikTok could be as high as $50 billion, according to a recent valuation reported by...
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Google's next big challenge to Apple and Samsung is a new $350 Pixel phone that has the Pixel 4's best camera features (GOOG)

Google has announced a new $350 smartphone called the Pixel 4a that costs hundreds of dollars less than its $800 Pixel 4. The Pixel 4a comes with a 12.2-megapixel camera that offers many of the same features as the Pixel 4. It's another sign that tech giants like Google are launching less expensive devices to encourage upgrades. Apple and Samsung, for example, have focused more closely on budget smartphones in recent months as well.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google...
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Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way Productions Signs First-Look Deal with Apple for Film & TV Projects

Leonardo DiCaprio is heading to the big Apple. Appian Way Productions, DiCaprio’s production company, has signed a multi-year first-look deal with Apple for upcoming film and TV projects, making him the latest high-profile name to partner with Apple during the technology company’s push into the world of entertainment. DiCaprio’s name appears in all the headlines because everyone knows who he is, but this deal is also beneficial for Jennifer Davisson, who runs the company alongside DiCaprio a...
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Google Play Music will officially abdicate to YouTube Music by December

So this is farewell: Google is officially killing off Play Music in favor of YouTube Music at the end of this year. While we’ve known for a while that the shutdown was coming, this is the first time we’ve had a concrete timeline on its imminent demise. By the end of the year, YouTube Music is replacing Google Play Music as Google’s home for music listening & discovery ➡️ To make the transition as easy as possible for Google Play Music members, we’re walking you through ev...
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Everything New in iOS 14 Beta 4: Apple TV Widget, Search Improvements, Exposure Notification API and More

Apple today released the fourth developer betas of iOS and iPadOS 14 for testing purposes, tweaking and refining some of the features and design changes included in the update. Changes get smaller and less notable as the beta testing period goes on, but there are still some noteworthy new features in the fourth beta, which we've highlighted below. - Apple TV widget - There's a new ‌Apple TV‌ widget available in the fourth beta. - Search improvements - When searching for in-app content or qu...
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A 17-Year-Old's Journey: Minecraft, SIM-Swapping Bitcoin Heists, Breaching Twitter

The New York Times tells the story of the 17-year-old "mastermind" arrested Friday for the takeover of dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts. They report that Graham Ivan Clark "had a difficult family life" and "poured his energy into video games and cryptocurrency" after his parents divorced when he was 7, and he grew up in Tampa, Florida with his mother, "a Russian immigrant who holds certifications to work as a facialist and as a real estate broker." By the age of 10, he was playing the vi...
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Apple Pay Partner Boon Shutting Down in October

Mobile banking service Boon today announced it will be discontinuing service on October 3, 2020, as noted by Boon was an Apple Pay partner in several European countries, offering virtual credit cards for contactless payments. This news comes shortly after Boon's parent company Wirecard filed for insolvency following a series of accounting scandals. Boon has shared a FAQ with more details for customers.There's still money in your boon.Account? Then we recommend the following...
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The 4a and 5 will be Google’s first 5G-enabled Pixels

Surprise. The latest version of Google’s budget Pixel device will be one of the first two to get its next-gen technology. It’s an odd strategy, to be sure, but sometimes roadmaps work out like that, I guess. You can read basically everything you need to know about the Pixel 4a in my review here. It’s a pretty basic addition to the line, albeit one that bumps up battery life from its predecessors and maintains the brand’s focus on excellent imaging with limited hardware. Google’s budget Pixel...
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Is the 2020 SPAC boom an echo of the 2017 ICO craze?

I wanted to write an essay about Microsoft and TikTok today, because I was effectively a full-time reporter covering the software giant when it hired Satya Nadella in 2014. But, everyone else has already done that and, frankly, there’s a more pressing financial topic for us to parse. Let’s take a minute to take stock of SPAC (special purpose acquisition companies) which have risen sharply to fresh prominence in recent months. Also known as blank-check companies, SPACS are firms that are sent pub...
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Microsoft Fixes Edge Bug That Made It Crash When Searching With Google

"Microsoft's new Edge browser started randomly crashing when users typed into the address bar," reported the Verge on Thursday. "The issues appear to have affected Edge users who had selected Google as the default search engine." Microsoft investigated the problem and now says it's believed to have been resolved. The Microsoft Edge crashes started at around 7PM ET, and were affecting macOS and Windows users. Microsoft resolved the problems after around four hours of crashes, but it's not clear...
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Nine Perfect Strangers: Michael Shannon Joins Nicole Kidman in Hulu Series

Nine Perfect Strangers: Michael Shannon joins Nicole Kidman in new Hulu miniseries According to Deadline, Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water) has signed on for one of the leading roles in Hulu’s forthcoming limited series adaptation of Nine Perfect Strangers . The 45-year-old actor is set to portray the role of Napoleon, a character in the novel who had lost a twin son. He will be joining the miniseries’ growing ensemble led by Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy. ...
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Cause of California's Apple Fire determined

Cal Fire and Riverside County Fire Department investigators said Monday that the Apple Fire — which has burned more than 26,000 acres so far — was caused by a malfunctioning vehicle. CBS Los Angeles reports.
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App Recap: Filter, Hue Menu Bar, TimeBloc and Major App Updates

In this week's App Recap, we've highlighted productivity app "Filter," utilities app "Hue Menu Bar for Philips Hue," and productivity app "TimeBloc" as three apps that are worth checking out. We've also compiled a list of apps that received major updates this week. Apps to Check Out Filter - Website and App Blocker (Mac, Free) - Filter is an app that lets users organize websites and apps to block into customizable lists that feature a duration or end time set by users. Once the blocker h...
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SpaceX Asks FCC To Allow 5 Times More Internet Terminals for Starlink's Satellites

CNBC reports: SpaceX said Starlink, its nascent satellite internet service, has already seen "extraordinary demand" from potential customers, with "nearly 700,000 individuals" across the United States indicating they are interested in the company's coming service. Due to the greater-than-expected interest, SpaceX filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission on Friday — asking to increase the number of authorized user terminals to 5 million from 1 million. User terminals are the dev...
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Google’s $349 Pixel 4a is finally here — but is it too little too late?

After waits of eons and tons of rumors, Google‘s mid-range Pixel 4a is finally here. The company announced the device today with a starting price of $349. Google’s naturally banking on its renowned camera tech along with nifty and clean Android experience to entice users. Before we talk more about the device, let’s have a look at the device’s not-so-impressive spec sheet. Specifications Screen: 5.81-inch full HD+ display Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G RAM: 6GB Rear camera: 12-megapixel sing...
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Facebook fights order to globally block accounts linked to Brazilian election meddling

Facebook has branded a legal order to globally block a number of Brazilian accounts linked to the spread of political disinformation targeting the country’s 2018 election as “extreme”, claiming it poses a threat to freedom of expression outside the country. The tech giant is simultaneously complying with the block order — beginning Saturday after it was fined by a Supreme Court judge for non-compliance — citing the risk of criminal liability for a local employee were it not to do so. However ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Twitter, Lawsuit, Instagram, Supreme Court, Tech, Policy, Brazil, Group, Reuters, Facebook Image, Jair Bolsonaro, Fake News, Disinformation, Election Interference

Chrome and Edge Rise In Popularity. Firefox, Opera, and Safari Drop.

July's statistics from web analytics firm Net Applications showed continuing changes in the most frequently-used web browsers. Softpedia reports: Last month, Google Chrome increased its market share from 70.19% to 71.00%, while Microsoft Edge jumped from 8.07% to 8.46%... The migration to the Chromium engine allowed Microsoft to turn Edge into a cross-platform browser, and this is one of the reasons that contributed to the growth of the new app. Edge is now available not only on Windows 10, but ...
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Oprah Winfrey to Serve as First-Ever Guest Editor for Apple News

Last year, Apple and Oprah Winfrey launched Oprah's Book Club in the Apple Books app, providing readers with a curated selection of "stories that truly matter by today's most thought-provoking authors." Oprah today announced that her latest selection is "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author. The book is available now on Apple Books in both written and audiobook formats on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The audiobook can also be ...
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