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Santa Clara Sheriff’s Officials, Apple Security Chief Indicted in Alleged CCW Bribe

A Santa Clara County grand jury has indicted two sheriff's office officials, Apple's security chief and a private business owner in an alleged bribery scheme relating to concealed carry licenses. iStock-1055138108 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- A Santa Clara County, California grand jury has issued indictments accusing two-county Sheriff’s Office officials, a local business owner and the Global Security chief for Apple, Inc., with bribery in an alleged effort to trade iPads in exchange for conceale...
Tags: Apple, Guns, California, Office, US, Smith, San Jose Sharks, Cnet, Apple Inc, Bay Area, Nra, San Jose Mercury News, Jensen, Santa Clara County, Sheriff 's Department, Rosen


Twitter's Launch of Fleets: Lag, Some Crashes, Bugs, Skepticism and Cat Pics

CNET reports on Twitter's rocky rollout of "fleets" which disappear after 24 hours: In a blog post, Twitter said global tests of the feature indicated the tool helped people feel more comfortable joining public conversations on the service. "Those new to Twitter found Fleets to be an easier way to share what's on their mind," the company said. "Because they disappear from view after a day, Fleets helped people feel more comfortable sharing personal and casual thoughts, opinions and feelings." ...
Tags: Twitter, Tech, Cnet, Don, Instagram Stories


SpaceX Begins a Day With Two Falcon 9 Launches, Seventh Flight of a Recycled Rocket

While tonight will see SpaceX's 16th launch of its broadband satellites, that launch will also make history, reports CNET: The first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket is set to make its seventh flight, which would be a record for rocket recycling for the company. The booster previously flew on four Starlink missions and a pair of larger telecom satellite launches. SpaceX will likely attempt to land the booster on a droneship in the Atlantic shortly after launch and may also try to catch the two halv...
Tags: Spacex, California, Tech, Atlantic, Cnet, Falcon, StarLink, International Space Station Read, Vandenburg Air Force Base, Michael Freilich, NASA European Space Agency Sentinel


Apple Reiterates 'Enormous Potential' of AR, Hints at 'Devices That May Exist Tomorrow'

In a recent interview with CNET's Scott Stein, Apple's head of augmented reality and virtual reality initiatives Mike Rockwell said AR has "enormous potential" across both "devices that exist today" and "devices that may exist tomorrow." "AR has enormous potential to be helpful to folks in their lives across devices that exist today, and devices that may exist tomorrow, but we've got to make sure that it is successful," Rockwell told Stein. "For us, the best way to do that is to enable our de...
Tags: Apple, Tim Cook, Cnet, Rockwell, Ming Chi Kuo, Stein, AR/VR, Mike Rockwell, Scott Stein, Allessandra McGinnis Apple


Highly rated App Store and Play Store language learning app, Babbel, is now half off

TLDR: Babbel’s iconic language learning system can get you speaking and understanding in any of 14 different languages in just one month. When you do a fast search around the web for the best language learning apps, you’ll find lots of different Best Of lists. And when you start pouring through which services all these outlets think are the pinnacle, you’ll inevitably see some of the same names featured everywhere. From CNET to PCMag, the cream rises to the top — and the name that appears on all...
Tags: Startups, Offers, Cnet, Babbel


Amazon Black Friday 2020 deals revealed: First price cuts on new Echo speakers and more bargains start Nov. 20 - CNET (cnet)

Here's what you need to know about Amazon's big online sale. [Author: CNET staff]
Tags: Amazon, News, Cnet, Amazon Black, CNET staff


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are about to appear in front of Congress for a hearing on content moderation — here's how to watch

Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED25; Francois Mori/AP Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are scheduled to appear before Congress on Tuesday in a virtual hearing on how the companies moderate content. The hearing was scheduled after Twitter and Facebook banned or limited the reach of a dubious New York Post story about Joe Biden's son, a move that fueled Republicans' belief that the tech industry is biased against conservatives. Republican lawmakers will likel...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Politics, Congress, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Cnet


Learn From These Tech Review Blogs Before Starting Your Own

Tech review blogs are abundant on the internet. Some have creative gimmicks, while others have incredible reach. However, real gadget geeks would know that it is all about quality content. One great way to be able to compete with tech review blogs on the internet is to create content that is relevant and unique. People watch video blogs and read written blogs regularly, especially when they are considering gadget upgrades. Here are some of the most popular tech review blogs available online and ...
Tags: Apple, Mac, Advertising, Jeff Bezos, Gizmodo, Cnet, Zuckerberg, Bezos, IGN, Blog Tips, Tech Review, Tech Blogs, Gizmodo What Gizmodo, Macrumors Any Mac, Block Facebook Users


Watch: Apple Silicon Mac Reviews and Unboxing Videos

Apple's embargo has lifted on reviews of the first Apple Silicon Macs with the M1 chip, including the new MacBook Air, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Mac mini. We'll be sharing an in-depth review roundup shortly, but in the meantime, we've gathered up some videos below. Image: Created Labs The introduction of the M1 chip marks the beginning of Apple's transition away from Intel processors in Macs. Back in June, Apple revealed its plans to begin using its own custom Apple Silicon processors in Macs...
Tags: Apple, Featured, Intel, Nvidia, Amd, MacBook Air, Cnet, Justine Ezarik, Mac Mini, Marques Brownlee, Dave Lee, Lance Ulanoff, Rene Ritchie, MacBook Pro 13, Jenna Ezarik, Lizzie Peirce


Congress will grill the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter on Tuesday during a hearing on content moderation hearing — here's how to watch and what to expect

Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for WIRED25; Francois Mori/AP Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey are scheduled to appear before Congress on Tuesday in a virtual hearing on how the companies moderate content. The hearing was scheduled after Twitter and Facebook banned or limited the reach of a dubious New York Post story about Joe Biden's son, a move that fueled Republicans' belief that the tech industry is biased against conservatives. Republican lawmakers will likel...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Post, New York Post, Politics, Congress, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, Republican, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Cnet


Is There a Better Way to Create Secure Passwords?

"Forget all the rules about uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols; your password just needs to be at least 12 characters, and it needs to pass a real-time strength test" developed by the passwords research group in Carnegie Mellon's CyLab Security and Privacy Institute (according to the Lab's web site). CNET reports: After a user has created a password of at least 10 characters, the meter will start giving suggestions, such as breaking up common words with slashes or random lett...
Tags: Tech, Cnet, Carnegie Mellon, CMU, Better Way, Privacy Institute, StarWars Lorrie Cranor, CyLab Usable Security and Privacy Laboratory


Apple Joins Industry Group Working Towards 6G

As noted by CNET, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) this week announced that Apple has joined its Next G Alliance, an industry group working to "advance North American mobile technology leadership in 6G and beyond over the next decade, while building on the long-term evolution of 5G." Apple is one of 11 new members of the group alongside Charter, Cisco, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Keysight Technologies, LG, Mavenir, MITRE, and VMware. The announcement provides...
Tags: Apple, Cnet, 6G, Apple Joins Industry Group Working Towards 6G, Next G Alliance


Watch Apple’s Entire Mac November Event in 10 Minutes

In the following video, from the CNET YouTube channel, we get to enjoy the highlights of Apple’s event in very short order. Enjoy!
Tags: Apple, Technology, Mac, Radio, Cnet, Watch Apple, General Interest, CNET YouTube


Scientists Discover Two New Mammals in Australia (slashdot)

CNET reports: Two new species of greater glider, a cat-size marsupial that lives in the forests of Australia, have been discovered after scientists ran DNA tests on new tissue samples of the animals. A new study published in Nature's public access Scientific Reports journal details the findings... Using genetic sequencing tests from tissue samples taken from various gliders found in areas of Queensland, Victoria, as well as museum specimens, researchers were able to confirm differences in the ...
Tags: News, Australia, The Guardian, Cnet, James Cook University, EditorDavid, Queensland Victoria, Denise McGregor


Black Friday 2020 ad scans: See the best deals and sales at Walmart, Best Buy, Home Depot and more - CNET (cnet)

Looking for Black Friday ads from major retailers? This is your home base. [Author: CNET staff]
Tags: News, Cnet, CNET staff, Walmart Best Buy Home Depot


Threatening Bans, Facebook Will Now Require Moderation For Groups Spreading Misinformation

"While the election may have now been called for Joe Biden, our misinformation nightmare is far from over," quips Mashable: As unsubstantiated pro-Trump conspiracies about election fraud continue to spread on the internet, Facebook is taking further action with Facebook Groups, a feature that is often weaponized by misinformation spreaders. According to Facebook, the social networking company will now put certain problematic Facebook Groups in "probation" periods. During this 60-day timeframe, ...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Joe Biden, Facebook Groups, Cnet, Trump


Scientists Discover Two New Mammals in Australia

CNET reports: Two new species of greater glider, a cat-size marsupial that lives in the forests of Australia, have been discovered after scientists ran DNA tests on new tissue samples of the animals. A new study published in Nature's public access Scientific Reports journal details the findings... Using genetic sequencing tests from tissue samples taken from various gliders found in areas of Queensland, Victoria, as well as museum specimens, researchers were able to confirm differences in the ...
Tags: Australia, Tech, Cnet, James Cook University, Queensland Victoria, Denise McGregor


Ahead of iPhone 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max Pre-Orders, Media Sites Share Hands-On Impressions (mac rumors)

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max pre-orders are set to go live at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, November 6, and just ahead of that deadline, media sites are sharing their hands-on first impressions of the new devices. Image via The Verge The Verge, Engadget, TechCrunch and CNET have all been able to spend some time with Apple's smallest and largest iPhones ahead of when people can make a purchase. The sites aren't offering up full reviews at this time, but were able to visit an Apple...
Tags: Apple, New York, News, Cnet, Max, Engadget, Pacific Time, Juli Clover, Verge Engadget TechCrunch


Astronomers Trace Mysterious Fast Radio Burst To Extreme, Rare Star

The first detection of a fast radio burst inside the Milky Way leads scientists back to a magnetar, partially solving a long-standing mystery. CNET reports: Sifting through a trove of radio telescope data in 2007, Duncan Lorimer, an astrophysicist at West Virginia University, spotted something unusual. Data obtained six years earlier showed a brief, energetic burst, lasting no more than 5 milliseconds. Others had seen the blip and looked past it, but Lorimer and his team calculated that it was a...
Tags: US, Tech, Canada, West Virginia University, Cnet, University of Cape Town, Duncan Lorimer, Lorimer, Amanda Weltman


Amazon to invest $2.8 billion to build its second data center region in India

Manish Singh Contributor Manish Singh covers India for TechCrunch. Prior to this, he wrote for VentureBeat, CNBC, The Outline, CNET, and Mashable. You can reach out to him at manishsingh at pm dot me More posts by this contributor PUBG Mobile plots return to India following ban WhatsApp rolls out payments in India Amazon will invest about $2.8 billion in Telangana to set up a new AWS Cloud region in the southern state of Ind...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Column, Asia, Microsoft, India, Azure, Aws, Hyderabad, Cnbc, Cnet, Telangana, Manish Singh, Ashok Leyland, Google Cloud


Ahead of iPhone 12 Mini and 12 Pro Max Pre-Orders, Media Sites Share Hands-On Impressions

iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max pre-orders are set to go live at 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, November 6, and just ahead of that deadline, media sites are sharing their hands-on first impressions of the new devices. Image via The Verge The Verge, Engadget, TechCrunch and CNET have all been able to spend some time with Apple's smallest and largest iPhones ahead of when people can make a purchase. The sites aren't offering up full reviews at this time, but were able to visit an Apple...
Tags: Apple, New York, Featured, Cnet, Max, Engadget, Pacific Time, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, Verge Engadget TechCrunch


Baby Shark chews past Despacito to become YouTube's most viewed video ever - CNET (cnet)

Baby Shark news, doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo, seven BILLION views, doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. [Author: Gael Fashingbauer Cooper]
Tags: News, Youtube, Cnet, Gael Fashingbauer Cooper


Tesla hit with $14M fine over German battery recycling bungle

American electric vehicle maker Tesla is facing a $14 million lawsuit in Germany over how its recycled end-of-life batteries. The filing, shared by Roadshow by CNET, alleges that Tesla didn’t follow recycling protocols to recycle EV batteries in an environmentally friendly way. The specific issue in Germany concerns how Tesla is recycling batteries that have been damaged in an accident and can’t be reused. Tesla is meant to connect customers with a third party company that can safely dispose of ...
Tags: Startups, Germany, Tesla, Cnet, Shift


iCloud Outage Now Affecting 14 Different Apple Services

Apple's "System Status" page indicates 14 current issues, some of which began nearly five hours ago. CNET reports the services affected "include Find My, iCloud Account & Sign In, iCloud Backup, iCloud Bookmarks & Tabs, iCloud Calendar, iCloud Contacts, iCloud Drive, iCloud Keychain, iCloud Mail, iCloud Storage Upgrades, Photos and Screen Time." Engadget writes "the timing is less than ideal, even if this is likely to be a small interruption in the grander scheme of things." The issue comes...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Cnet, Screen Time Engadget


The most exciting new tech gadgets of 2020 are designed for the future, not today

Apple's iPhone 12 Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider Some of the year's major new tech products, from the 5G iPhone 12 to foldable phones and new consoles from Sony and Microsoft, are based on technologies that aren't quite useful yet — but will be in a few years. Today's widely delayed 5G networks, for example, aren't much faster than 4G LTE networks.  5G was positioned as being the biggest upgrade in Apple's iPhone 12 lineup. Foldable phones like the Microsoft Surface Duo and Samsung Ga...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Motorola, Japan, Science, Microsoft, Samsung, Trends, Tech, Analysis, Tim Cook, Sony, Augmented Reality, 5g, Cnet, Max


This $3,200 'scorpion' chair and workstation has 6 different positions for gaming, working from home, and even sleeping

Scorpion gaming chair. Cluvens "Computer cockpit" company Cluvens is selling a "Scorpion" workstation for gaming or working. The chair is on sale for $2,000 from Alibaba or up to $3,200 from the manufacturer. Both the home office furniture industry and the video gaming industry continue to post gains during the pandemic as many are still spending much more time at home. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In 2020, it's possible to work remotely from a Scorpion gaming chair....
Tags: Work From Home, Gaming, Office, US, Trends, Tech, Bank Of America, Features, Furniture, Alibaba, Scorpion, Cnet, Shopify, Tech Insider, Mary Meisenzahl, Cluvens Computer


CNET: Police Are Using Facial Recognition For Minor Crimes, 'Because They Can'

"Police often frame facial recognition as a necessary tool to solve the most heinous crimes, like terrorist attacks and violent assaults, but researchers have found that the technology is more frequently used for low-level offenses," reports CNET: In a recent court filing, the New York police department noted that it's turned to facial recognition in more than 22,000 cases in the last three years. "Even though the NYPD claims facial recognition is only used for serious crimes, the numbers tell ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Oregon, Tech, Miami, Cnet, Neill, ClearView, James O Neill, NBC Miami, Before Amazon, Albert Fox Cahn, Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, Clearview AI


The best deals at Best Buy's early Black Friday sale - CNET (cnet)

An Asus gaming laptop with RTX 2060 graphics at a $400 discount tops the list. [Author: Matt Elliott]
Tags: News, Asus, Best, Cnet, Matt Elliott


Scientists Capture World's First 3,200-Megapixel Photos (slashdot)

Scientists at the Menlo Park, California-based SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have taken the world's first 3,200-megapixel digital photos, using an advanced imaging device that's built to explore the universe. CNET reports: "We will measure and catalog something like 20 billion galaxies." said Steven Kahn, director of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in Chile. That observatory is where the world's largest digital camera will become the centerpiece of a monumental effort to map the night sky. ...
Tags: News, Chile, Cnet, Rubin, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park California, BeauHD, Vera C Rubin Observatory, Steven Kahn


Scientists Capture World's First 3,200-Megapixel Photos

Scientists at the Menlo Park, California-based SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have taken the world's first 3,200-megapixel digital photos, using an advanced imaging device that's built to explore the universe. CNET reports: "We will measure and catalog something like 20 billion galaxies." said Steven Kahn, director of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in Chile. That observatory is where the world's largest digital camera will become the centerpiece of a monumental effort to map the night sky. ...
Tags: Tech, Chile, Cnet, Rubin, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park California, Vera C Rubin Observatory, Steven Kahn