YouTube-s TikTok clone, -YouTube Shorts,- is live in the US
MAR 01, 2021 18:36:16 EST | ARSTECHNICA.COM
US users can now upload and view one-minute videos in a swipe interface.
Gab blames reported hack of 40 million posts on "demon hackers"
MAR 01, 2021 18:25:53 EST | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
The CEO says the company is investigating.
Sir Kazuo Ishiguro warns of young authors self-censoring out of 'fear'
MAR 01, 2021 13:20:23 EST | WWW.BBC.COM
Writers may be self-censoring because they don't want to be "cancelled", author Kazuo Ishiguro says.
Instagram launches -Live Rooms- for live broadcasts with up to four creators - TechCrunch
MAR 01, 2021 12:51:04 EST | TECHCRUNCH.COM
Instagram today announced it-s adding a much-requested feature to its app with the launch of -Live Rooms,- which allow up to four people to broadcast live together at the same time. Previously, the app only allowed users to live stream with one other person, similar to Facebook Li-
How a 10-second video clip sold for $6.6 million
MAR 01, 2021 12:49:34 EST | WWW.REUTERS.COM
In October 2020, Miami-based art collector Pablo Rodriguez-Fraile spent almost $67,000 on a 10-second video artwork that he could have watched for free online. Last week, he sold it for $6.6 million.
U.S. panel recommends export 'choke points' to prevent Chinese dominance in semiconductors
MAR 01, 2021 12:48:32 EST | WWW.REUTERS.COM
A U.S. national security commission on Monday recommended Congress tighten up "choke points" on chipmaking technology to prevent China from overtaking the United States in semiconductors in the coming years.
Bitcoin is at a tipping point and could become 'currency of choice' for global trade, Citi says
MAR 01, 2021 10:54:46 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
Bitcoin's wild ascent over the last few months has forced big Wall Street players to reevaluate the cryptocurrency.
Gatorade made a smart patch that measures your sweat and hydration
MAR 01, 2021 10:54:28 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
Gatorade is getting into the wearable fitness craze. The drink maker is launching the Sweat Patch to help athletes measure their fitness and hydration.
China-s spending on research and development hits a record $378 billion
MAR 01, 2021 10:54:12 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
China's National Bureau of Statistics said that R&D spend accounted for 2.4% of China's gross domestic product in 2020.
All Apple stores in U.S. open for business for first time since start of the pandemic
MAR 01, 2021 10:53:50 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
The reopening of Apple's last closed U.S. locations in Texas on Monday marks a milestone as the United States begins to emerge from lockdown.
Maryland school district places largest-ever order for electric buses
FEB 28, 2021 16:45:36 EST | ARSTECHNICA.COM
We might not be getting many EV mail trucks, but a lot of EV buses are on order.
Kinky and absurd: The first AI-written play isn-t Shakespeare-but it has its moments
FEB 28, 2021 16:40:12 EST | WWW.SCIENCEMAG.ORG
Artificial intelligence generates a story about a robot trying to understand humanity
Bots hyped up GameStop on major social media platforms, analysis finds
FEB 28, 2021 16:39:32 EST | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Bots on major social media platforms have been hyping up GameStop Corp and other "meme" stocks, according to an analysis by Massachusetts-based cyber security company PiiQ Media, suggesting organized economic or foreign actors may have played a role in the Reddit-driven...
'Nomadland' spotlights Amazon's RV workforce - here's what it's really like
FEB 28, 2021 16:38:44 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
CamperForce, launched in 2008, is a small sector of Amazon's warehouse workforce, tapping into a sizable community of RVers and van-dwellers for seasonal work.
The Mac price crash of 2021 | ZDNet
FEB 28, 2021 10:54:54 EST | WWW.ZDNET.COM
Macs hold their value. Where I live it-s not uncommon to see 10-, 12-, even 20-year-old Macs for sale. But the new M1 Macs have cratered MacBook resale values. The carnage is just beginning.
Fauci says all three Covid vaccines highly effective, urges people to take shot most available
FEB 28, 2021 10:53:09 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
The FDA approved Johnson & Johnson's vaccine on Saturday, giving the U.S. a third tool to fight the pandemic following vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer.
Young people have a popular pandemic pastime: Filling, then abandoning, e-commerce shopping carts
FEB 28, 2021 10:52:52 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
People have been picking out items and abandoning carts for years. But the pastime appears to have increased due to the coronavirus pandemic.
MyHeritage offers 'creepy' deepfake tool to reanimate dead
FEB 27, 2021 22:13:07 EST | WWW.BBC.COM
Genealogy firm admits some might find the controversial technology "uncanny or creepy".
Former SolarWinds CEO blames intern for 'solarwinds123' password leak
FEB 27, 2021 15:11:01 EST | WWW.CNN.COM
Current and former top executives at SolarWinds are blaming a company intern for a critical lapse in password security that apparently went undiagnosed for years.
This TikTok Tom Cruise impersonator is using deepfake tech to impressive ends
FEB 26, 2021 21:43:56 EST | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
Ceci n-est pas une Tom Cruise
Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine backed by independent FDA committee
FEB 26, 2021 21:41:40 EST | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
It-s a one-dose vaccine.
Biden lifts Trump-era ban blocking legal immigration to US
FEB 26, 2021 21:41:01 EST |
Trump had halted the issuance of green cards until the end of 2020 in the name of protecting the coronavirus-wracked job market.
Sergey Brin-s airship aims to use world-s biggest mobile hydrogen fuel cell - TechCrunch
FEB 25, 2021 23:20:46 EST | TECHCRUNCH.COM
Sergey Brin-s secretive airship company LTA Research and Exploration is planning to power a huge disaster relief airship with an equally record-breaking hydrogen fuel cell. A job listing from the company, which is based in Mountain View, California and Akron, Ohio, reveals that LTA wants to configu-
Tesla's Musk says U.S. factory closed for two days due to parts shortages
FEB 25, 2021 19:31:31 EST | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said the electric vehicle company's Fremont, California plant shut down for two days this week due to "parts shortages" and had reopened on Wednesday.
Microsoft failed to shore up defenses that could have limited SolarWinds hack: U.S. senator
FEB 25, 2021 19:30:53 EST | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Microsoft Corp's failure to fix known problems with its cloud software facilitated the massive SolarWinds hack that compromised at least nine federal government agencies, according to security experts and the office of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden.
Amazon donating $15M to Code.org to create AP computer science course with inclusive focus
FEB 25, 2021 17:39:23 EST | WWW.GEEKWIRE.COM
Amazon is making a $15 million donation to Code.org to help the Seattle nonprofit launch a new Advanced Placement computer science programming course aimed at underrepresented groups of students.
Twitter announces paid Super Follows to let you charge for tweets
FEB 25, 2021 15:53:08 EST | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
"This website is free" no longer applies.
Spot: Boston Dynamics condemns robot paintball rampage plan
FEB 25, 2021 13:07:22 EST | WWW.BBC.COM
The art project, which is using a quadruped Spot robot, has been criticised by maker Boston Dynamics
Coinbase files for direct listing after revenue more than doubles in 2020
FEB 25, 2021 13:00:34 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
Coinbase's filing showed that it made more than $1.1 billion in net revenue last year.
US admits F-35 failed to replace F-16 as planned, needs new fighter jet
FEB 24, 2021 17:51:41 EST | WWW.TRTWORLD.COM
Going back to the drawing board again could see the ageing F-16-s replaced in 2040, once they-re 60 years old.
Fedwire resumes operations after hourslong disruption
FEB 24, 2021 16:39:26 EST | WWW.REUTERS.COM
The Federal Reserve says its Fedwire Funds, Fedcash and some check clearing services have resumed normal operations after a more than three-hour disruption to more than a dozen critical central bank payment services forming the backbone of the U.S. banking system.
Facebook to invest $1 billion in news industry after Australia row
FEB 24, 2021 16:38:49 EST | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Facebook Inc on Wednesday pledged to invest at least $1 billion in the news industry over the next three years, days after a high-profile stand-off with the Australian government over paying news outlets for content.
Huawei turns to pig farming as smartphone sales fall
FEB 24, 2021 16:38:27 EST | WWW.BBC.COM
The Chinese telecoms giant is also pivoting into coal mining technology amid US sanctions on its phones.
Square saw 1 million users buy bitcoin for first time during January's upswing, CFO says
FEB 24, 2021 16:09:32 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
The spike in interest last month among the payment platform's users coincided with bitcoin's continued rally.
Square buys $170 million worth of bitcoin
FEB 23, 2021 19:56:00 EST | WWW.CNBC.COM
The company said it bought approximately 3,318 bitcoins, expanding on its October 2020 purchase of 4,709.
Facebook 'refriends' Australia after changes to media laws
FEB 23, 2021 14:36:14 EST | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Facebook will restore Australian news pages, ending an unprecedented week-long blackout after wringing concessions from the government over a proposed law that will require tech giants to pay traditional media companies for their content.
'Pivoting as the virus adapts': FDA says Covid-19 vaccine makers can modify shots as variants emerge
FEB 23, 2021 14:35:50 EST | WWW.NBCNEWS.COM
The FDA may allow vaccine makers to ease up on lengthy clinical trials once more is known about how the vaccines work against new variants.
Exclusive: French antitrust investigators say Google breached its orders on talks with news publishers - sources
FEB 23, 2021 14:35:09 EST | WWW.REUTERS.COM
French antitrust investigators have accused Google of failing to comply with the state competition authority's orders on how to conduct negotiations with news publishers over copyright, two sources who read the investigators' report said.
Software bugs reportedly keep Arizona inmates jailed past release dates
FEB 22, 2021 21:14:05 EST | ARSTECHNICA.COM
State law was updated in 2019, but the state's software suite still hasn't been.
Microsoft Word is getting text predictions in March
FEB 22, 2021 18:02:26 EST | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
It-s like Google Docs- Smart Compose feature.
Spotify counters Apple Music with new HiFi tier, expands to 80 new markets, more - 9to5Mac
FEB 22, 2021 18:02:08 EST | 9TO5MAC.COM
In a virtual event today, Spotify detailed a range of updates and new features coming to the audio platform. One of the most interesting announcements is the new lossless -Spotify HiFi- that will be an add-on option for premium subscribers as the platform looks to increase its lead over rivals like Apple Music. Earlier this [-]
Chinese spyware code was copied from America's NSA: researchers
FEB 22, 2021 09:03:59 EST | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Chinese spies used code first developed by the U.S. National Security Agency to support their hacking operations, Israeli researchers said on Monday, another indication of how malicious software developed by governments can boomerang against their creators.
US plane scatters engine debris over Denver homes
FEB 21, 2021 12:16:13 EST | WWW.BBC.COM
The Honolulu-bound Boeing suffered engine failure but returned safely to Denver airport.
Parler, A Social Media Platform That Stands For Free Speech, Temporarily Blocked Its Founder
FEB 21, 2021 11:47:12 EST | WWW.BUZZFEEDNEWS.COM
-I know it-s a ban because I know how the architecture works. I can-t log in anymore.-
Some viewers of Metallica-s BlizzCon performance heard the least metal music imaginable
FEB 21, 2021 11:11:04 EST | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
Things got wonderfully weird on the Twitch Gaming stream.
New malware found on 30,000 Macs has security pros stumped
FEB 21, 2021 10:42:05 EST | ARSTECHNICA.COM
With no payload, analysts are struggling to learn what this mature malware does.
Israeli data shows Pfizer vaccine nearly 99 percent effective at preventing COVID-19 death 2 weeks after 2nd dose
FEB 21, 2021 10:37:46 EST | NEWS.YAHOO.COM
More good news came out of Israel on Saturday when the country's health ministry released another round of data on the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, further affirming its effectiveness. The latest numbers, which were compiled through Feb. 13 and compare the vaccinated and unvaccinated populations, show that the jab has been nearly 96 percent effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 infections two weeks after individuals receive their second dose. When it comes to preventing severe infections, hospitalizations, and deaths from the coronavirus, the figure jumps to an efficacy rate around 99 percent. Israel-s Ministry of Health says benefits of #PfizerVaccine 14 days after 2jab are:- 95.8% preventing illness cases - 98.0% preventing fever and/or respiratory symptoms- 98.9% preventing
Pfizer seeks to store vaccine at higher temperatures, easing logistics
FEB 21, 2021 08:41:30 EST | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE have asked the U.S. health regulator to relax requirements for their COVID-19 vaccine to be stored at ultra-low temperatures, potentially allowing it to be kept in pharmacy freezers.
Top banks join Linux and open-source patent protection group | ZDNet
FEB 20, 2021 14:40:23 EST | WWW.ZDNET.COM
Barclays and the TD Bank Group have joined the Open Invention Network's Linux and open-source protection consortium.
Bloomberg: Apple searching for next-gen LiDAR supplier for self-driving car - 9to5Mac
FEB 20, 2021 00:06:45 EST | 9TO5MAC.COM
As we continue to learn more about Apple Car progress, some fresh tidbits have been shared today in a Bloomberg report. Apple is working on the important step of finding a supplier for cutting-edge LiDAR sensors that will be key for the autonomous aspect of the company-s electric vehicle. In the latest Apple Car update, [-]