Supreme Court upholds cellphone robocall ban
JUL 06, 2020 19:51:08 EDT | APNEWS.COM
WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 1991 law that bars robocalls to cellphones. The case, argued by telephone in May because of the coronavirus pandemic, only arose after...
U.S. to force out foreign students taking classes fully online
JUL 06, 2020 19:49:35 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Foreign students must leave the United States if their school's classes this fall will be taught completely online or transfer to another school with in-person instruction, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency announced on Monday.
Suspected case of bubonic plague in China's Inner Mongolia
JUL 06, 2020 19:49:06 EDT | WWW.CNN.COM
Authorities in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia are on high alert after a suspected case of bubonic plague, the disease that caused the Black Death pandemic, was reported Sunday.
Facebook and WhatsApp won't give Hong Kong authorities user data for now
JUL 06, 2020 15:30:37 EDT | WWW.CNN.COM
Facebook and its messaging service WhatsApp will stop processing requests for user data made by Hong Kong law enforcement authorities while they carry out an assessment of a controversial security law imposed by China on the city.
Harvard will allow some students on campus this fall so long as they take coronavirus tests every 3 days
JUL 06, 2020 15:29:28 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Harvard University is inviting some students to campus this fall but teaching all classes online and keeping tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year at $49,653.
Fujitsu announces permanent work-from-home plan
JUL 06, 2020 09:18:34 EDT | WWW.BBC.COM
The programme will offer "unprecedented flexibility" to 80,000 workers in Japan, says Fujitsu.
Uber to buy food-delivery service Postmates for $2.65 billion in stock
JUL 06, 2020 08:13:07 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Uber previously was in the running to buy rival food-delivery service GrubHub, but talks broke down.
Tesla mocks shortsellers with sale of red satin shorts
JUL 06, 2020 08:11:54 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
After surpassing Toyota Motor Corp as the world's most valuable automaker and stunning with forecast-beating deliveries, Tesla Inc has taken time out to poke fun at the company's naysayers - with sales of red satin shorts.
A Viral New Bird Song in Canada Is Causing Sparrows to Change Their Tune
JUL 05, 2020 08:38:29 EDT | GIZMODO.COM
A new bird song is spreading like wildfire among Canadian white-throated sparrows, at a scale not seen before by scientists.
How working from home works out | SIEPR
JUL 04, 2020 22:24:50 EDT | SIEPR.STANFORD.EDU
Key Takeaways Forty-two percent of U.S. workers are now working from home full time, accounting for more than two-thirds of economic activity. Policymakers should ensure that broadband service is expanded so more workers can do their jobs away from a traditional office. As companies consider relocating from densely populated urban centers in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis,
Germany is first major economy to phase out coal and nuclear
JUL 04, 2020 09:33:08 EDT | ABCNEWS.GO.COM
Germany lawmakers have passed new legislation finalizing the countrys long-awaited phase-out of coal, over objections from environmental groups the plan is not ambitious enough
LinkedIn, like TikTok, copies data from iOS clipboard, but says it's a mistake
JUL 03, 2020 16:11:25 EDT | WWW.TOMSGUIDE.COM
Job-hunter's app latest to be caught copying data from iPhone, iPad
Iran threatens retaliation over damaged nuclear site
JUL 03, 2020 15:58:54 EDT | THEHILL.COM
Iran's civilian defense chief threatened retaliation against any country that carries out cyber attacks against its nuclear sites following a large explosion at Iran's Natanz plant this week.
Walmart is converting its parking lots into pop-up drive-in theaters for the summer
JUL 02, 2020 20:58:05 EDT | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
Lets make drive-in movie theaters a thing again.
Indias richest man takes on Zoom TechCrunch
JUL 02, 2020 20:48:03 EDT | SOCIAL.TECHCRUNCH.COM
Indias Reliance Jio Platforms, which recently concluded a $15.2 billion fundraise run, is ready to enter a new business: Video conferencing. On Thursday evening, the firm backed by Mukesh Ambani, Indias richest man formally launched JioMeet, its video-conference service that looks
Go read this story about a mystery shopper creating confusion across the web
JUL 02, 2020 19:11:59 EDT | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
Thousands of abandoned shopping carts.
Boeing to pull the plug on its 747 jumbo jet: Bloomberg News
JUL 02, 2020 19:08:49 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Boeing Co is pulling the plug on its 747 jumbo jet, Bloomberg News reported on Thursday.
Study: World's pile of electronic waste grows ever higher
JUL 02, 2020 15:15:53 EDT | APNEWS.COM
BERLIN (AP) The world's mountain of discarded flat-screen TVs, cellphones and other electronic goods grew to a record high last year, according to an annual report released Thursday. The...
One out of every 142 passwords is '123456' | ZDNet
JUL 02, 2020 14:14:19 EDT | WWW.ZDNET.COM
The '123456' password was spotted 7 million times across a data trove of one billion leaked credentials, in one of the biggest password re-use studies of its kind.
Apple and Google block dozens of Chinese apps in India TechCrunch
JUL 02, 2020 12:27:07 EDT | SOCIAL.TECHCRUNCH.COM
Two days after India blocked 59 apps developed by Chinese firms, Google and Apple have started to comply with New Delhis order and are preventing users in the worlds second largest internet market from accessing those apps. UC Browser, Shareit, and Club Factory and other apps that Ind
Hundreds arrested as crime chat network cracked
JUL 02, 2020 08:29:59 EDT | WWW.BBC.COM
Police forces across Europe collaborated on the UK's "most significant" law enforcement operation.
Tesla to make molecule printers for German COVID-19 vaccine developer CureVac
JUL 02, 2020 08:12:00 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
Tesla Inc is building mobile molecule printers to help make the potential COVID-19 vaccine being developed by CureVac in Germany, the electric-car maker's Chief Executive Officer, Elon Musk, tweeted on Wednesday.
US secures world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivir
JUL 02, 2020 08:05:03 EDT | WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM
No other country will be able to buy remdesivir, which can help recovery from Covid-19, for next three months at least
Google is still paying Apple billions to be the default search engine in Safari
JUL 01, 2020 21:43:12 EDT | WWW.THEVERGE.COM
UK regulators want to limit deals like this
VICE - Detroit Police Chief: Facial Recognition Software Misidentifies 96% of the Time
JUL 01, 2020 21:21:20 EDT | WWW.VICE.COM
Detroit regulated facial recognition software. It's still used only on Black people.
Tesla tops Toyota to become largest automaker by market value
JUL 01, 2020 13:18:28 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Tesla just became the world's most valuable automaker.
iTWire - Sydney now powered by 100% renewable electricity
JUL 01, 2020 13:17:33 EDT | WWW.ITWIRE.COM
The City of Sydney is now powered by 100% renewable electricity, generated from wind and solar farms in regional NSW. The green energy deal which came into effect on Wednesday is valued at over $60 million and is touted by the City of Sydney Council as the biggest green energy deal of its kind by...
VICE - Someone Mysteriously Sent Almost $1 Billion in Bitcoin
JUN 30, 2020 20:58:04 EDT | WWW.VICE.COM
An unknown person or entity just sent a whole lot of money while hiding in plain sight.
FCC declares Huawei, ZTE national security threats TechCrunch
JUN 30, 2020 13:40:18 EDT | SOCIAL.TECHCRUNCH.COM
U.S authorities say the Chinese tech giants could be forced to spy.
CDC says U.S. has 'way too much virus' to control pandemic as cases surge across country
JUN 30, 2020 13:07:07 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
"What we have in the United States, it's hard to describe because it's so many different outbreaks," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the CDC.
Google acquires North, which makes smart glasses similar to Google Glass
JUN 30, 2020 13:06:00 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Alphabet's Google announced Tuesday it acquired North, an eight-year-old company that makes smart glasses, for an undisclosed amount.
Amazon Web Services launches a dedicated aerospace and satellite business TechCrunch
JUN 30, 2020 11:56:58 EDT | SOCIAL.TECHCRUNCH.COM
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is upping its space industry game with a dedicated business unit called Aerospace and Satellite Solutions (as first reported by the WSJ) thats focused on space projects, including from customers like NASA, the U.S. military, and private space players including Lockh
Disney Research neural face-swapping technique can provide photorealistic, high-resolution video - TechCrunch
JUN 30, 2020 09:20:28 EDT | SOCIAL.TECHCRUNCH.COM
A new paper published by Disney Research in partnership with ETH Zurich describes a fully automated, neural network-based method for swapping faces in photos and videos the first such method that results in high-resolution, megapixel resolution final results according, to the researchers. T
CanSino's COVID-19 vaccine candidate approved for military use in China
JUN 30, 2020 08:11:09 EDT | WWW.REUTERS.COM
China's military has received the greenlight to use a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by its research unit and CanSino Biologics <6185.HK> after clinical trials proved it was safe and showed some efficacy, the company said on Monday.
Amazon Prime Video introduces 'Watch Party,' a social co-viewing experience included with Prime - TechCrunch
JUN 29, 2020 23:20:43 EDT | SOCIAL.TECHCRUNCH.COM
Amazon Prime Video is beginning to roll out a co-viewing feature to Amazon Prime members in the U.S., the company announced today. The "Watch Party" feature, which is included at no extra cost with a Prime membership, allows participants to watch video content together at the same time
CodeGuru, AWS's AI code reviewer and performance profiler, is now generally available - TechCrunch
JUN 29, 2020 23:20:21 EDT | SOCIAL.TECHCRUNCH.COM
AWS today announced that CodeGuru, a set of tools that use machine learning to automatically review code for bugs and suggest potential optimizations, is now generally available. The tool launched into preview at AWS re:Invent last December. CodeGuru consists of two tools, Reviewer and Profiler, an
Lululemon set to acquire home fitness startup Mirror for $500M - TechCrunch
JUN 29, 2020 23:19:03 EDT | SOCIAL.TECHCRUNCH.COM
Lululemon today announced plans to acquire home exercise startup Mirror for $500 million. The fitness apparel company noted its plans by way of a press release, noting that it hopes to close the sale by the end of the second fiscal quarter of this year. The deal comes at a time when home workout so
Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China
JUN 29, 2020 21:43:58 EDT | WWW.BBC.COM
The new strain, scientists say, is carried by pigs but can infect humans and requires close monitoring.
The fall of Quibi: how did a starry $1.75bn Netflix rival crash so fast?
JUN 29, 2020 17:53:35 EDT | WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM
Jeffrey Katzenberg's short-form content platform has struggled to make an impact with bad reviews, lack of interest and legal issues swirling
Amazon to pay $500 million in bonuses to workers most exposed to coronavirus
JUN 29, 2020 16:10:42 EDT | WWW.CNET.COM
It's giving out one-time bonuses to its front-line employees.
Cirque du Soleil files for bankruptcy and cuts 3,500 jobs
JUN 29, 2020 15:16:30 EDT | WWW.CNN.COM
Cirque du Soleil, the producer of a number of Las Vegas acrobatic shows, has filed for bankruptcy.
Apple Watch handwashing detection was years in development - 9to5Mac
JUN 29, 2020 14:47:11 EDT | 9TO5MAC.COM
One of the more timely WWDC announcements was Apple Watch handwashing detection. The coronavirus crisis means everyone is being encouraged to wash ...
Global Coronavirus Deaths Near 500,000 As Number Of Cases Surpasses 10 Million
JUN 29, 2020 14:46:22 EDT | WWW.NPR.ORG
Global deaths stood at over 499,000 on Sunday, while the pandemic's grisly death toll continued to climb higher.
India bans TikTok, dozens of other Chinese apps - TechCrunch
JUN 29, 2020 13:15:36 EDT | SOCIAL.TECHCRUNCH.COM
The Indian government on Monday evening said it was banning 59 apps developed by Chinese firms over concerns that these apps were "engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, and security of state and public order" in what is the l
Mysterious radiation spike detected over Scandinavia
JUN 29, 2020 08:49:29 EDT | WWW.LIVESCIENCE.COM
It may have come from a nuclear power plant in Russia.
Tesla Is Still the Car Company to Beat. Just Ask Mercedes.
JUN 29, 2020 08:47:55 EDT | WWW.BARRONS.COM
Mercedes' partnership with graphic chip giant Nvidia is just another sign that car companies are still trying to adjust to the world Tesla created.
Trump fans are flocking to the social media app Parler its CEO is begging liberals to join them
JUN 28, 2020 23:55:25 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Social media app Parler exploded this week, as Republican politicians flocked to the app and told their Twitter followers to join them.
Chesapeake Energy, a pioneer in the U.S. shale revolution, files for bankruptcy protection
JUN 28, 2020 22:43:06 EDT | WWW.CNBC.COM
Chesapeake Energy, the poster child of the U.S. shale revolution, filed for bankruptcy protection on Sunday.
TikTok and 53 other iOS apps still snoop your sensitive clipboard data
JUN 28, 2020 09:52:54 EDT | ARSTECHNICA.COM
Passwords, bitcoin addresses and anything else in clipboards are free for the taking.
Apple Will Force Apps to Ask for OK Before Tracking Users
JUN 28, 2020 00:08:38 EDT | FINANCE.YAHOO.COM
(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. will force iPhone apps to get permission from users before tracking them, dealing a potentially major blow to app developers who rely on advertisements to make money.The change, announced at Apple's virtual developer conference on Monday, is similar to a move the company made