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Fortnite Booted from Google's App Store Too [Update: Now Epic's Suing Google Along With Apple]

Google kicked Fortnite off its Play Store on Thursday following the unparalleled theatrics of its removal from Apple’s app store earlier today.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, Apps, Science, Antitrust, App Store, Fortnite, Freefortnite


Fortnite Booted from Google's App Store Too

Google kicked Fortnite off its Play Store on Thursday following the unparalleled theatrics of its removal from Apple’s app store earlier today.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, Apps, Science, Antitrust, App Store, Fortnite, Freefortnite


The Showmanship

The billionaires are fighting. But it’s not a Twitter slap fight between VC goons this time. Nope: The biggest company in the world is getting slapped with a lawsuit filed by an absolute goliath of the video game world. And because we’re all cooped up in our homes worrying about surviving the new school year and …Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Oops, Antitrust, App Store, Fortnite, Freefortnite, Are You Not Entertained


Facebook users are pretty bad at telling how much time they spend on it

A lot of studies and discussion of social media use time spent on the platforms as evidence for various theories and conclusions — but it turns out that people are actually super bad at telling how long they spend on them, according to research from Facebook. If you were conducting a study that was looking at how social media use potentially affected or was affected by mood, for instance, you would likely rely on self-reported statistics for both measures. There’s no objective way to measure moo...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Science, Instagram, Tech, Facebook Instagram


Google Is Upgrading Search to Make it Easier to Find Live Sports and TV Shows

With a seemingly ever-increasing number of cable and streaming services, simply figuring out where to watch that one live event or show has become its own challenge. So in an effort to help cut down on the noise, Google is upgrading Google Search with some new features to help you find live sports, shows, and movies.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Sports, Google Search, Search, Streaming, Live TV, Consumer Tech, Just Put The Game On


Fortnite May Have Just Laid the Perfect Antitrust Trap for Apple—and They Fell For It [Another Update: Google Just Kicked Fortnite Out of Its App Store, Too]

Everyone is mad about Apple’s App Store guidelines right now, especially when it comes to cloud gaming services. Microsoft isn’t bringing Project xCloud to iOS. Google’s Stadia app can’t let iPhone users actually play games. Facebook also had to axe the ability to play games for its Facebook Gaming iOS app to be…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Antitrust, App Store, Epic Games, Fortnite, Facebook Gaming, Screw Your Walled Garden


Fortnite May Have Just Laid the Perfect Antitrust Trap for Apple—and They Fell For It [Update: Epic Games Is Suing Apple]

Everyone is mad about Apple’s App Store guidelines right now, especially when it comes to cloud gaming services. Microsoft isn’t bringing Project xCloud to iOS. Google’s Stadia app can’t let iPhone users actually play games. Facebook also had to axe the ability to play games for its Facebook Gaming iOS app to be…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Antitrust, App Store, Epic Games, Fortnite, Facebook Gaming, Screw Your Walled Garden


Fortnite May Have Just Laid the Perfect Antitrust Trap for Apple—and They Fell For It

Everyone is mad about Apple’s App Store guidelines right now, especially when it comes to cloud gaming services. Microsoft isn’t bringing Project xCloud to iOS. Google’s Stadia app can’t let iPhone users actually play games. Facebook also had to axe the ability to play games for its Facebook Gaming iOS app to be…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Antitrust, App Store, Epic Games, Fortnite, Facebook Gaming, Screw Your Walled Garden


Digital imaging pioneer Russell Kirsch dies at 91

Russell Kirsch, whose research going back to the ’50s underlies the entire field of digital imaging, died earlier this week at the age of 91. It’s hard to overstate the impact of his work, which led to the first digitally scanned photo and the creation of what we now think of as pixels. Born to Russian and Hungarian immigrant parents in 1929, Kirsch attended NYU, Harvard and MIT, eventually landing a job at the National Bureau of Standards (later the National Institutes of Science and Technology...
Tags: Photography, Science, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Thomas, Walden, NIST, Kirsch, Russell Kirsch, NYU Harvard, SEAC


Mission Bio raises $70 million to help scale its tech for improving the development of targeted cancer therapies

California-based startup Mission Bio has raised a new $70 million Series C funding round, led by Novo Growth and including participating from Soleus Capital and existing investors Mayfield, Cota and Agilent. Mission Bio will use the funding to scale its Tapestri Platform, which uses the company’s work in single-cell multi-omics technology to help optimize clinical trials for targeted, precision cancer therapies. Mission Bio’s single-cell multi-omics platform is unique in the therapeutic industry...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Biology, California, Drugs, Stanford, Cancer, Articles, Tech, Stem Cells, Biotech, Cancer Research, Crispr, Biotechnology, Life Sciences


The Very Best Retro Game Consoles

Modern video games and consoles offer a narrative experience that rivals Hollywood blockbusters, but also require a hefty commitment of your time to play through. Sometimes you just want to dive into the action, and your favorite 8 and 16-bit games of yesteryear are perfect for that. Retro gaming is more popular than…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Gaming, Hollywood, Science, Video Games, Tech, Retro, Consumer Tech, Retro Gaming


Explore an Interactive, Online Version of the Beautifully Illustrated, 200-Year-Old British & Exotic Mineralogy

What if I said the problem with STEM education is that it doesn’t include nearly enough art? For one thing, I would only echo what STEAM proponents have said for years. This doesn't only mean that students should study the arts with the same seriousness as they do the sciences. But that science should be taught through the arts, as it was in the 19th century when Naturalists relied on fine art illustration. Maybe increasing complexity demands charts and graphs, but there are reasons other than ...
Tags: Google, Art, Science, Education, College, Great Britain, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Euclid, Kottke, Werner, Durham NC Follow, Nicholas Rougeux, Rougeux, Biodiversity Heritage Library, James Sowerby


Sigh, Apple Is Apparently Launching Subscription Bundles This Fall

What does everyone want? Fewer subscriptions. What are we getting? Unfortunately, according to Bloomberg, a series of subscription bundles from Apple alongside the new iPhones this fall.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Bloomberg, Subscriptions, Apple Services, Pivot To Services


Key Unanswered Questions About Big Tech’s Election-Integrity Alliance

Ahead of the 2020 election, all eyes are on Silicon Valley as some of the biggest tech companies attempt to prevent the sorts of foreign election interference that plagued their platforms the last go around. And it looks like these typically fierce rivals have chosen to set aside their differences—at least for a…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Silicon Valley, Specifics, 2020 Election, Election Integrity Alliance


Google Assistant Now Resorting to Singing a Song to Get People to Wear Masks

Back in March, the Google Assistant learned a new song that detailed the proper technique and duration for washing your hands as a way to help combat the spread of germs and viruses. But just this week, it appears the Google Assistant has learned a new tune that reminds people to put on a mask before going out in…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Masks, Ai, Digital Assistant, Consumer Tech, Google Assistant, Covid 19, Just Wear A Mask, Google Assistant Learns A New Ditty


FBI, USAF Investigating if Military Helicopter Shot at in Virginia Was Targeted or Hit by Random Gunfire

Someone opened fire on a U.S. Air Force UH-1N Huey helicopter while it was flying in Virginia around noon on Monday, injuring one of the two pilots on board, an Air Force official told CNN on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Virginia, Cnn, Fbi, Helicopters, US military, Air Force, Usaf, U S Air Force, Huey, FBI USAF, Random Gunfire


Is Nike's Latest Auto-Lacing Basketball Shoe a Gimmick or a Game Changer?

Nike Adapt BB 2.0 | Lowest Ask: $286 | StockXRead more...
Tags: Fashion, Science, Bluetooth, Shoes, Tech, Nike, Sneakers, Foot Locker, Nike Adapt BB


India’s first private space launch startup Skyroot succeeds with upper stage engine fire test

The private space launch industry has expanded significantly since the debut of SpaceX, but some markets, like India, are just now getting the regulatory support to clear the way for private players to participate. Now that those barriers are coming down, however, private launch startup Skyroot is leaping ahead on its way to becoming the first private space launch vehicle maker in the country, making significant technical progress with a new, successful upper stage engine burn test. Skyroo...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, India, Tech, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Science and Technology, Raman, Vikram, Indian Space Research Organization ISRO, Indian Space Research Organization, Skyroot, Pawan Kumar Chandana, Solar Industries


Solve Complex Equations By Scanning Them With These Google Apps

A new Google Lens feature is on the way that helps students learn math and STEM-related topics. To use the new “Homework” search mode, all you have to do is scan the equation you need help solving. It will be available in the Google Lens Android app and via Google Visual Search in Google Photos, Google Assistant and…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Google, Android, Math, Science, Lifehacks, Homework, Google Photos Google, Google Lens, Google Lens Android, Google Visual Search


The race to building a fully functional quantum stack

David Cowan Contributor Share on Twitter David Cowan is a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and one of the world’s leading investors across cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity, consumer and space technology. More posts by this contributor SpaceTech Is Venture Capital’s Final Frontier Security For Startups Tomer Diari Contributor Share on Twi...
Tags: Startups, TC, Column, Science, Developer, Finance, Tech, Mit, Api, Quantum, Bessemer Venture Partners, Emerging-technologies, Quantum Computing, Qubit, Quantum Mechanics, David Cowan


Mammoth Biosciences lands exclusive license to new CRISPR proteins that could boost gene editing precision

CRISPR pioneer Mammoth Biosciences has secured an exclusive license to a new family of CRISPR proteins, from UC Berkeley, which covers R&D and commercialization across all potential fields. This is a significant addition to Mammoth’s intellectual property holdings, since this new family of CRISPR proteins, known as the Casɸ family, is roughly half the size of Cas9, the protein that effectively launched CRISPR to begin with. In CRISPR, size actually matters quite a lot – the smaller size of Ca...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Biology, Tech, Biotech, Uc-berkeley, Genetic Engineering, Crispr, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Jennifer Doudna, Mammoth Biosciences, Douda, Casɸ


This Case Gives Your Phone Robotic Legs So It Can Crawl to a Wireless Charging Pad

By now our brains are all wired with smartphone battery anxiety, and panic starts to set in when power drops below 50%. In one of the more bizarre ways to keep those stresses at bay, a team of researchers have developed a new smartphone case with a set of tiny robotic legs that allow a phone to crawl to a wireless…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Research, Smartphones, Cases, Robots, Seoul National University, Casecrawler


Thank God Microsoft Is Actually Trying New Things

Last fall, Microsoft surprised everyone when it announced the Surface Duo. Following months of development, Microsoft is finally ready to release the Surface Duo for real, and after learning more about it, I feel like the Surface Duo is so much more than just a dual-screen gadget or even Microsoft’s first Android…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Microsoft, Smartphones, Surface, Consumer Tech, Surface Duo, The Surface Duo Arrives On 910


Facebook Says Covid-19 Shutdowns Hurt Its Ability to Fight Suicide, Self-Injury, Child Exploitation Content

Facebook said Tuesday it can’t moderate its own site or its subsidiary Instagram as effectively as possible for certain categories of rule violations during the novel coronavirus pandemic, while almost nobody got the chance to appeal its moderators’ decisions in the second quarter of 2020.Read more...
Tags: Security, Facebook, Science, Technology, Instagram, Suicide, Social Media, CSAM, Moderation, Facebook Says Covid


Report: TikTok Collected Persistent IDs From Android Phones in Apparent Violation of Google Policy

TikTok, the Chinese-owned video app that Donald Trump’s administration is incoherently threatening to ban from the U.S. and may be gearing up for a court fight in response, quietly collected persistent identifiers from Android devices for 15 months, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.Read more...
Tags: Apps, Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Advertising, Cybersecurity, Ads, Donald Trump, Bytedance, Tiktok


Google Was Caught ‘Redhanded’ in Genius Lyrics Theft, But Judge Lets It Slide

Last year, the song lyrics web service Genius sued Google alleging that the tech giant has been ripping off its transcriptions for display in its own lucrative search results. It seemed like an open-and-shut case. Thanks to some crafty watermarking, it appeared that Google was caught dead to rights in the lyric…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Copyright, Genius


Scorsese to Join Apple TV+'s Hollywood Gang Tasked with Fixing Its Content

Before Apple TV+ launched last year, its goal was pretty straightforward: Make premium, ad-free content for a pretty decent monthly subscription price. At launch, though, Apple had all the production and far less of the substance—at least not enough to make the kind of splash it probably had hoped for straight out of…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Streaming, Martin Scorsese, Streaming Wars, Apple TV Plus, Hollywood Gang Tasked




What herd immunity looks like in a maximum security prison

Coronavirus in Context is a weekly newsletter where we bring you facts that matter about the COVID-19 pandemic and the technology trying to stop its spread. You can subscribe here. Hola Pandemic Pals, Just so you know, I spent well over 10 minutes trying to find a joke to start this newsletter off with. But nothing seems particularly funny right now.  The LA Times recently published an article detailing the plight of the inmates incarcerated at the San Quentin men’s correctional facility in Cali...
Tags: Startups, Politics, Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, LA Times, San Quentin, Coronavirus, California San Quentin


No iPad Screen Can Compare to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+

The Galaxy Tab S7 may not have immediately stood out among Samsung’s avalanche of new products announced during last week’s Galaxy Unpacked event, but after getting the chance to actually spend some time with a Galaxy Tab S7+ and use it some more, it’s quickly becoming a contender for Samsung’s most improved new…Read more...
Tags: Android, Science, Samsung, Tablets, First Look, 2 In 1s, Galaxy Tab S7, Tab S7, Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 First Look



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