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Apple reportedly eyeing June debut for new over-ear headphones

A pair of sports-focused earbuds could be following the headphones later this year
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Headphones, Home Theater, Earbuds


Someone made a robot to play Google Chrome's No Internet Dinosaur Game

They did. The crazy bastard actually did it! pic.twitter.com/pQipsamklq — kattemonster (@null4bl3) April 6, 2020 If you use Chrome, it's likely you've seen the 2-bit dinosaur that appears when your computer is not connected to the internet. It's an infinite runner game. The object is to jump over oncoming cacti and duck under pterodactyls. To play it while you are connected to the internet, copy and paste chrome://dino/ into the address bar of Chrome. Spacebar starts the game, then use up a...
Tags: Google, Video, News, Video Games, Makers, Hacks


Babbel's deal on a lifetime of language training is back, just in time for your quarantine

There are plenty of productive ways to spend time while stuck indoors. While it’s undoubtedly fun to binge all 15 seasons of Supernatural or sink days of playtime into an Overwatch campaign, learning something new is definitely a more meaningful and long-term beneficial use of  open hours. And if you’re going to invest time in learning something new, you better make sure it sticks. More than half a million Apple App and Google Play users have given the Babbel Language Learning system a 4.6 out o...
Tags: Google, Post, News, Shop, Babbel, Babbel Language Learning


Mysterious drone flies over New York park warning people to "maintain a social distance"

New Yorkers spending time at a park on Saturday were told to "maintain a social distance" by a mysterious drone flying overhead. “This is the Anti-COVID-19 volunteer drone task force. Please maintain a social distance of at least six feet. Again, please maintain social distancing," said the drone. "Please help stop the spread of this virus. Reduce the death toll and save lives. For your own safety and your family's safety, please maintain social distancing. Thank you for your cooperation. We are...
Tags: Post, New York, News, NYC, Cbs News, China, Drones, Manhattan, Faa, New York Police Department, Hill, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Things That Give Me The Creeps


Quibi App Downloads on Launch Day Were 7.5% of Disney Plus’ Booming Debut

Quibi’s first-day app downloads hit around 300,000, coming after months of steady hype surrounding Jeffrey Katzenberg’s ambitious mobile-only streaming service. That’s according to preliminary estimates from mobile-analytics firm Sensor Tower. Currently, as of Tuesday morning, Quibi ranks as the No. 3 top free app overall on Apple’s App Store in the U.S. (following Zoom and […]
Tags: Apple, News, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Quibi, Disney Plus


Ronaldo and Messi Put Players in England to Shame

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- As excuses go, rejecting a pay cut because you want to pay more taxes has to be up there with the best of them. And yet, that’s exactly what English soccer’s labor union, the Professional Footballers Association, resorted to over the weekend in rebuffing a proposal from the Premier League to cut player pay by 30% to alleviate the bite from the Covid-19 lockdown.It’s a shameless gambit on behalf of the players which reflects poorly on Britain’s most prominent modern cultura...
Tags: Apple, Europe, England, News, Sports, San Francisco, Spain, Bloomberg, Barcelona, Britain, Premier League, Liverpool, Manchester City, Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo


Mysterious drone tells New Yorkers to socially distance during pandemic

No one seems to know where the speaker-drone came from
Tags: News, New York City, Trends, Drones, Emerging Tech, Coronavirus, COVID-19


A Google Plan To Wipe Out Mosquitoes Appears to Be Working (slashdot)

An experimental program led by Google parent Alphabet to wipe out disease-causing mosquitoes succeeded in nearly eliminating them from three test sites in California's Central Valley. From a report: Stamping out illness caused by mosquitoes is one of Alphabet unit Verily's most ambitious public-health projects. The effort appears to be paying off, according to a paper published in the journal Nature Biotechnology on Monday. Verily is also running coronavirus triage and testing in parts of Califo...
Tags: Google, News, California, Alphabet, Fresno County, Nature Biotechnology, Msmash, California Bradley White


Ways to stay informed on coronavirus news

Around the world, people are turning to the news to understand the evolving coronavirus pandemic. We’re working to help people find and engage with quality news across our products to stay informed on COVID-19 developments. Surfacing the latest authoritative coverage  The new COVID-19 experience on Google News pulls together and organizes all the latest news at the global and local level and provides easy access to the latest guidance regarding prevention, symptoms, and treatment from the Wo...
Tags: Google, New York, News, Google News, World Health Organization WHO, Brad Bender, Google News Initiative, COVID-19 response, Google News COVID


Galaxy Chromebook reviews

Samsung's Galaxy Chromebook is unusually fancy and handsome for a platform usually associated with cheap, low-end machines, at least outside of Google's own flag-carrier devices. How does it stack up? The Verge says its no good because despite the pretty case, high-end hardware and 4k screen, it's unreliable and has poor battery life. Engadget thinks it's likeable enough, but also complains of the poor power management. Wired, however, gives it 8/10, describing it as "everything you could ever w...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Post, News, Samsung, GPL, Engadget, Galaxy Chromebook


Colorado Dad Creates Makeshift Carousel to Entertain Kids While Working From Home

Colorado dad and school principal Nicholas Holtvluwer had to get creative to entertain his three toddlers while he worked from home in Castle Rock on March 25.“I got a lot of work to do … so this should keep the kiddos occupied for a while. They love carrousels!” the Mammoth Heights Elementary school principal said in a Facebook post accompanying this video.The footage shows three children riding the ‘carousel’ — made up of bedding attached to a ceiling fan in order to form the carousel poles.Ho...
Tags: Google, Facebook, News, Colorado, Castle Rock, Storyful, Nicholas Holtvluwer, Mammoth Heights Elementary school, Holtvluwer


European Union: Privacy Fines Continue Across The EU - Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz

The Swedish data protection authority imposed a fine totaling 7 million Euros on Google for violating the right to be forgotten under the General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR").
Tags: Google, News, Eu, Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz


Zoom shares crash as security + privacy concerns grow

The video conferencing app Zoom has become suddenly ubiquitous over the past few weeks, as the coronavirus shutdown closes schools, businesses, and keeps us all indoors. Shares of Zoom dropped 9% on Monday, adding to their sharp declines in recent days, as security and privacy vulnerabilities are reported. There is also new competition from other established video conferencing apps, who have access to more capital than Zoom. Skype, owned by Microsoft, is but one. The stock had surged to a reco...
Tags: Security, Post, Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Technology, News, Microsoft, Privacy, Tech News, Credit Suisse, Skype, Zoom, Reuters, New York City Department of Education, Zoom Video Communications Inc


TCL launches its first phones, and even the 5G version costs less than $500

There are three new TCL 10 Series phones, the 10 5G, 10 Pro, and 10L, with prices from just $250.
Tags: Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Tcl, TCL Communication, Tcl 10l, Tcl 10 Pro, Tcl 10 5g


If you need a distraction…

  Last week I sent this email out to a group of industry friends. It was a lighthearted way to help folks cope with the stress of COVID-19. Since I sent the email out I’ve decided to make the Google doc a list here and thus more publicly available to folks.  ____   Friends, colleagues […]
Tags: Google, Featured, News, Podcasts, Trends, Branding, Distraction, Blog Posts, William Tincup, COVID-19, COVID-19 Resources, Podcast List


Coronavirus sheds light on how many Southern Californians still lack internet access

Jessica Lopez’s struggle to afford home internet service has always been inconvenient, making it tough for her 6-year-old daughter to do school assignments or for Lopez to complete online forms occasionally required by her employers at the Hilton of Anaheim. Now the coronavirus pandemic has moved her daughter’s kindergarten entirely online and shuttered her hotel, eliminating her job busing tables. And Lopez said her lack of internet access is forcing some tough decisions. Though she’s trying to...
Tags: Google, Politics, News, Education, California, Sport, Poverty, Friend, Soccer, Hilton, Long Beach, Starbucks, Guatemala, Orange County, Facetime, Chromebooks


Germany, Spain Cases Slow; Japan Calls Emergency: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Germany and Spain reported lower numbers of new cases, a tentative sign that lockdown measures are easing the outbreak. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he will propose a state of emergency in prefectures including Tokyo and Osaka for about a month, after a renewed surge in coronavirus infections.U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hospitalized as a precaution, after struggling to recover from the infection he contracted.Stock markets rallied after U.S. President Donald T...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, New York, News, Congress, Indonesia, Youtube, France, Scotland, Senate, White House, China, Germany


Edge Overtakes Firefox To Become the Second-Most Popular Browser (slashdot)

Long-time Slashdot reader AmiMoJo quotes Softpedia: It was probably just a matter of time, but the thing so many people, including everyone at Microsoft, expected finally happened: Microsoft Edge surpassed Mozilla Firefox to become the world's second most-used desktop browser. Data provided by market analysis firm NetMarketShare reveals that the whole thing happened in March, when the adoption of the Chromium-powered Microsoft Edge improved to a level that allowed it to overtake Mozilla's own b...
Tags: Google, News, Microsoft, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, EditorDavid


2020 VIEW Conference Sets Its First Speakers

Computer science experts Paul Debevec and Donald Greenberg are the first two keynote speakers locked in for October’s 2020 VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy. Debevec is a senior scientist at Google VR and an an adjunct research professor of computer science at USC, working within the USC Institute for Creative Technologies. He is a member […]
Tags: Google, News, Global, Usc, Brad Bird, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Michael Giacchino, USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Paul Debevec, VIEW Conference, Donald Greenberg, Maria Elena Gutierrez, Turin Italy Debevec


Coronavirus: Defence firm Babcock to make 10,000 ventilators

The move comes as tech giant Apple says it will start making face shields for medical workers.
Tags: Apple, News, Babcock


Apple to make one million face shields per week for health care workers

The tech company stopped short of calling it an iShield
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Tim Cook, Face Shield, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Apple to make 1 million face shields per week for health care workers

The tech company stopped short of calling it an iShield
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Tim Cook, Face Shield, Coronavirus, COVID-19


U.S. Government: Update Chrome 80 Now, Multiple Security Concerns Confirmed (slashdot)

Part of America's Department of Homeland Security, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) "has advised users to update Google Chrome as new high-rated security vulnerabilities have been found," reports Forbes: In an April 1 posting, CISA confirmed that Google Chrome version 80.0.3987.162 "addresses vulnerabilities that an attacker could exploit to take control of an affected system," be that Windows, Mac or Linux. It went on to state that it "encourages" users and administr...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, News, Cisa, Forbes, EditorDavid, Center for Internet Security CIS


U.K. Premier Hospitalized; Japan Set for Emergency: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The daily death toll from the novel coronavirus declined in some global hotspots, and President Donald Trump said he sees signs the U.S. outbreak is beginning to level off.Stocks climbed as New York State fatalities fell for the first time and Italy had the fewest deaths in more than two weeks. Germany saw a fourth straight day of declines in new cases, though government officials have warned the worst of the crisis is yet to come.U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to a h...
Tags: Apple, South Korea, Europe, Japan, England, New York, Milan, News, Wales, Congress, Abc, Navy, Youtube, Washington, France, Scotland


The iShield: Apple to design and make medical gear

Tech giant Apple is designing and making more than 1m face shields a week to ship to medical workers.
Tags: Apple, News


Vint Cerf 'No Longer Contagious' With Covid-19 (slashdot)

DevNull127 writes: Good news — VA Public Health has certified my wife and me as no longer contagious with COVID19," tweeted 76-year-old Vint Cerf, one of the creators of the modern internet. He added one word. "Recovering!" It seemed especially appropriate that Cerf shared his news online — and that it drew positive responses from grateful people around the world, including several who use the internet in their daily lives. Cerf's tweet immediately drew positive responses from the Internet So...
Tags: Google, News, Associated Press, University of Pittsburgh, Georgetown, Cerf, Vint Cerf, EditorDavid, FRANK BAJAK, VA Public Health, Cloud Native Computing Foundation YouTube, Centre Cerf


Apple Music still trails Spotify as growth continued for music streaming in 2019

Counterpoint Research expects 450 million subscribers by the end of 2020
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Spotify, Music, News, Trends, Music Streaming, Apple Music, Counterpoint Research


Apple Music still behind Spotify as growth continued for music streaming in 2019

Counterpoint Research expects 450 million subscribers by the end of 2020
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Spotify, Music, News, Trends, Music Streaming, Apple Music, Counterpoint Research


Apple reportedly working on ‘real’ iPhone home screen widgets for iOS 14

They will work with new wallpaper settings
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Mobile, News, Trends, Ios 14



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