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Science & Technology | Technology

Another 500 million accounts have leaked online, and LinkedIn’s in the hot seat - The Verge

An individual on a hacker forum is selling personal data they claim is scraped from 500 million LinkedIn profiles. LinkedIn says the data includes information from many places and not just the professional-focused social network.

Science & Technology | Tech

Google AI manager resigns following controversial firings of two top researchers - The Verge

Samy Bengio is quitting just months after star AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru was fired. Her co-lead on the ethical AI team, Margaret Mitchell, was terminated in February.

Science & Technology | Tech

iPhone 13 is going to be worth the wait: All the major upgrades we're looking forward to

There's a lot of iPhone 13 speculation already, and if Apple delivers on these rumored features, we're in for a treat.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Personal data of 533 million Facebook users leaks online

Personal data from 533 million Facebook accounts has reportedly leaked online for free. Records included phone numbers, Facebook IDs, full names, locations, birthdates, bios, and email addresses.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook services restored after global outage

Facebook Inc has fixed a technical issue that caused a global outage of its services after more than a million people reported problems with its photo-sharing app Instagram.

Science & Technology | Technology

DuckDuckGo uses App Store privacy labels to call out Google for ‘spying’ on users - 9to5Mac

Google is slowly updating its many iOS applications with App Store privacy labels, detailing the type of data it collects from users. The Google and Chrome applications were recently updated with these new labels, and DuckDuckGo is already using them to i

Entertainment | Netflix

Netflix comically tries to crack down on account sharing

The video-streaming service Netflix began a test to limit password sharing, but the system has a few flaws.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple must face consumer privacy lawsuit in open court, judge rules

Apple has been denied an effort to move a consumer privacy lawsuit to private arbitration today. The case involves customer complaints against Apple and T-Mobile over iMessage and FaceTime not being as secure as they’re marketed. Reported by Bloomberg, th

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple Launches Service for Transferring iCloud Photos and Videos to Google Photos

Apple this week introduced a new service that's designed to make it quick and easy for iCloud users to transfer their stored photos and videos to...

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iPhone 13 release date: When can we expect to see the new phones?

It may seem like the iPhone 12 just came out, but Apple is already looking towards the iPhone 13. Here's what we know about a potential release date.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

New AI ‘Deep Nostalgia’ brings old photos, including very old ones, to life

Deep Nostalgia can take photos from any camera and create a life-like animation. The AI program uses pre-recorded driver videos of facial movements and applies the one that works best for the still photo in question, so you can take photos of deceased lov

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook to pay news industry $1 billion over 3 years - Axios

The pledge comes as Australia passes a new media law designed to make tech giants pay for news.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Canon launches 'Photo Culling' iPhone app to intelligently keep your best photos and delete the rest

Canon is out with its take on a duplicate photo removal tool for specifically made for iPhone. But this one goes beyond just a duplicate finder. The idea with the new Photo Culling app is to use AI to easily find and keep your best photos while being able

Science & Technology | Tech

Google’s next big Chrome update will rewrite the rules of the web

Google’s impending takedown of third-party cookies in Chrome is a big win for privacy. And Google

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Apple’s next iOS 14 beta will begin forcing developers to ask for permission to track you - The Verge

Apple’s planned privacy feature requiring developers ask iOS device owners for permission to track them for ad targeting is at last going live in the next iOS 14 beta, with a planned full release some time this spring for non-beta users. Called App Tracki

Science & Technology | Tech News

Apple urges iPhone, iPad users to update operating system immediately after security flaws 'may have been actively exploited’

The security flaws impact the iPhone 6s and later, the iPad Air 2 and later, the iPad mini 4 and later, and the iPod touch (7th generation).

Science & Technology | Technology

iOS 14.4 update fixes iPhone security bugs, so it’s best to install it ASAP

Apple’s latest update for iPhones and iPads fixes major security flaws that the company says were potentially "actively exploited." Users should update to iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 as soon as they’re able.

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Apple faces yet another lawsuit over throttling iPhones - The Verge

A consumer advocacy group in Europe has filed the latest lawsuit against Apple saying the company intentionally throttled older iPhones in Italy. The suit seeks €60 million in compensation, about €60 per device.

Science & Technology | Technology

The Air Force Secretly Designed, Built, and Flew a Brand-New Fighter Jet

The Air Force has secretly designed, built, and flown a brand-new fighter jet. The mysterious new plane is already breaking records. Here's everything we know.

Science & Technology | Tech

YouTube launches hashtag landing pages to all users | TechCrunch

YouTube is embracing the hashtag. The company has been quietly working on a new feature that allows users to better discover content using hashtags — either by clicking on a hashtag on YouTube or by typing in a hashtag link directly. Before, these actions

Miscellaneous | Opinion

Parler’s Rise Was Also Its Downfall

The app that stoked the insurrection is gone, but something else is destined to replace it.

Science & Technology | Tech News

The next iPhone might have an in-screen fingerprint scanner | Engadget

According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the company’s engineers see this as an “S” kind of year after they built so many improvements into the iPhone 12.

Science & Technology | Tech

Beware! Nasty Windows 10 bug can corrupt your hard drive — and it's super easy to trigger

Security researchers have warned about a Windows 10 bug that can cause major damage to your hard drive, and all it takes is to look at a folder it's hiding in.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

The 10 Coolest Tech and Gadget Reveals of CES 2021 (So Far)

Big brands are already rolling out innovations both useful and out-there at the virtual CES 2021, from smart TVs to gaming accessories.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli air conditioner kills 99.99% of germs, viruses in enclosed spaces - The Jerusalem Post

The technology works by generating hydrogen peroxide by using the moisture in the air and converting it to hydrogen peroxide.

News | News

Amazon is removing Parler from its web hosting service, meaning the platform will go offline Sunday if it can't find another host

Amazon's decision came amid calls for the company to stop providing services to Parler, after people used the site to plan the deadly Capitol riots.

Business & Finance | Business

This tech startup helps companies build custom software without any code

Unqork is a three-year-old software platform that's helping clients like Liberty Mutual, New York City and Goldman Sachs build custom software without writing a single line of code. Gary Hoberman, founder and CEO of Unqork, and Laela Sturdy, CapitalG gene

Science & Technology | Tech

'TV Remote' turns your iPhone into a universal control for TVs

TV Remote app lets you use your iPhone or iPad as a remote control for Smart TVs from LG, Samsung, Hitachi, Toshiba, Sharp, and more.

Business & Finance | Business

These Are the Cities Techies Are Really Moving to, According to New LinkedIn Data

Techies (including Elon Musk) are all fleeing to Austin and Miami, right? The real story is more complicated.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple’s entire iPhone 13 lineup might get a massive camera upgrade

The iPhone 13 leaks are already piling up even though the new year has barely begun, with the latest report suggesting that Apple is giving the camera a big upgrade across the entire iPhone 13 lineup.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Windows 7: A year after the end-of-support deadline, millions choose not to upgrade

Microsoft officially ended support for its one-time flagship operating system, Windows 7, at the start of 2020. As the year draws to a close, I ran the numbers to see how many PCs are still running this unsupported OS. Spoiler: It's a big number,

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

6 Israeli Devices And Gadgets That Will Make Our Lives Smarter In 2021

NoCamels scanned the internet to find Israeli smart devices and gadgets (and some home-based medical kits) that are making our lives better.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple car will launch later than we thought, report claims

A new report Apple might not launch its rumored electric, self-driving car before 2025-2027, and possibly even later than that.

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Apple Just Gave Millions Of Users A Reason To Keep Their iPhones

Apple has revealed it is working to fix perhaps the biggest omission from iPhones and iPads...

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There Are Thousands More SolarWinds Hacks Waiting to Happen

The recent SolarWinds hack represents several massive failures of leadership, policy, and cybersecurity procedure and is a warning that the worst may be yet to come.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple’s Massive iPhone 13 Upgrades Suddenly Confirmed

New changes Apple's next-generation iPhones have been revealed, and you will like them a lot...

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Google’s Antitrust Cases: A Guide for the Perplexed | WIRED

The company is facing multiple lawsuits from the Department of Justice and three dozen states. Here’s what you need to know.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Periscope will shut down by March, Twitter confirms | TechCrunch

Following recent reports, Periscope announced today that it will end operations as a standalone app by March 2021. The Twitter -owned company referred to its current operations as “unsustainable” in an open letter posted today. It also cited a decline in

Science & Technology | Technology

SpaceX flies its Starship rocket to 40,000 feet, just misses the landing in explosive finale | TechCrunch

SpaceX is one step closer to replacing its Falcon line of active duty spacecraft: Its Starship prototype “SN8” achieved a major milestone in the ongoing spacecraft’s development program, flying to a height of around 40,000 feet at SpaceX’s development fac

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple might have one final hardware surprise in store for 2020 – BGR

Apple might be preparing to announce a new product on Tuesday, December 8th. A leaked memo reveals that Apple is telling technicians to prepare for AppleCare-related changes next Tuesday at 5:30 a.m. PT. Apple last this request right before the iPhone 12

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple announces best App Store apps and games of 2020

Apple today announced the winners of the 2020 App Store Best award, which recognizes outstanding apps and games for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and Mac. The company also shared its traditional list of the most popular apps of 2020. Best Apps of 2

Politics | Politics

It’s the great San Francisco exodus | Fortune

Tech heavyweights are leaving the Bay Area for Miami, Austin, and Los Angeles.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Google's Project Guideline uses AI to help low-vision users navigate running courses | VentureBeat

Google developed an AI-powered app that guides blind and low-vision users through a running course with audio feedback.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

5 Israeli Innovations Feature On TIME’s 100 Best Inventions Of 2020

TIME magazine selects 5 Israeli inventions for its annual 100 Best Inventions of 2020 list - from an automated beehive to sugar tech.

Science & Technology | Tech

AI and the transformation of the medical world | VentureBeat

Tremendous gains have been made in medical imaging and AI focusing mainly on cardiovascular, ophthalmology, neurology, and cancer detection.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

9 Israeli Companies Among Top 100 Emerging Market 'Tech Challengers'

These 'tech challengers' are driving the next generation of innovation in emerging markets, says a new Boston Consulting Group report.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Apple to pay $113M settlement over its iPhone 'batterygate' slowdowns

The settlement involves the 2017 revelation that Apple was purposely slowing older phones when their batteries began to degrade.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Crime ring stole thousands of Facebook passwords, then forgot to use a password - CNET

Exclusive: Researchers came across stolen user data in logs stored on a cloud server. It's offline now.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Futuristic device from Israeli firm puts music in your head, without headphones

'Sound beaming' 3-D technology from Noveto Systems tracks ear and sends it audio using ultrasonic waves, creating personal listening pockets

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

4 Tech Trends You Don't Want to Overlook in the Post Covid World | Inc.

Tech innovations to watch as they move forward in light of the response to coronavirus.

Science & Technology | Tech

RIP Google Music, one of the company’s last examples of generosity | TechCrunch

Google Music is dead, and with it one of the few remaining connections I have to the company that doesn’t feel like a gun to my head. The service, now merged haphazardly with YouTube Music, recalled the early days of Google, when they sometimes just made

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple releases iOS 14.2 with new emoji and wallpapers, HomePod Intercom support, more

After releasing the Release Candidate version last week, iOS 14.2 is now available to all iPhone users. Apple has also released iPadOS 14.2 as well as iOS 12.4.9 for older devices. iOS 14.2 includes a variety of changes and new features, including over 10

Humor | Humor

Apple will replace your defective AirPods Pro free of charge – BGR

Apple is replacing defective AirPods Pro models that make crackling or static sounds for free. Some AirPods Pro that were manufactured before October 2020 have sound issues that cannot be fixed, and Apple will replace these units after examining them.

Science & Technology | Tech

The 5 Biggest Cloud Computing Trends In 2021

Cloud computing has been a lifeline for companies during the global pandemic in 2020. Here we look at the five most important trends in cloud computing everyone should know about.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Apple Quietly Made a Big Change to AppleCare and It's Very Good News For iPhone Owners

The iPhone maker increased the number of accidental damage incidents covered under its extended warranty program.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple search crawler activity could signal a Google competitor, or a bid to make Siri a one-stop-shop | TechCrunch

Encouraged by the spate of antitrust activity brewing in both the Justice Department and on Capitol Hill, Apple may be developing a search competitor to Google, according to a report in the Financial Times. That would be a move ripe with irony as the push

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook Poised to Face Antitrust Suit With FTC Decision Near - Bloomberg

U.S. antitrust officials are nearing a final decision on bringing a lawsuit against Facebook Inc. that accuses the social-media giant of using its dominance to harm competition, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple Music TV is a new take on the 24-hour music video channel

If you miss the halcyon days of MTV in its prime, check out Apple Music TV, a free, 24-hour a day curated music video livestream with premieres and exclusives.

Science & Technology | Technology

Duplex, Google’s conversational AI, has updated 3M+ business listings since pandemic – TechCrunch

Google today offered an update on the status of Duplex, its AI technology that uses natural conversations to get things done — like making restaurant reservations, booking appointments or updating a Google Business listing, for example. When the pan

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter’s massive outage may be over, company says ‘no evidence’ of hack - The Verge

Twitter has been experiencing an outage that began in the early evening on Thursday, with some users reporting problems sending tweets and refreshing their timelines starting shortly after 5:30PM ET. Just after 7PM ET, tweets began to cross our timelines,

Science & Technology | Tech

The HomePod Mini fail: How Apple got almost everything wrong

If Apple wants me to replace all of my speakers, it needs to offer a complete entertainment system package, not just a connected speaker for listening to music. Apple TV, where are you?

Science & Technology | Tech

Here’s everything Apple announced at its “Hi, Speed” iPhone event today | TechCrunch

Just shy of one month after their last event, Apple was back today with another one. Everyone had a pretty good feeling this would be the one where they announced this year’s new iPhone… instead, Apple announced four new iPhones, plus a new HomePod for go

Science & Technology | Tech

What to expect from Apple’s iPhone 12 event - The Verge

Apple’s "Hi, Speed" fall event kicks off Tuesday at 1PM ET. The company is widely expected to reveal its new iPhone 12 lineup of smartphones, but rumored products like AirTags, AirPods Studio, and a smaller HomePod could be shown as well.

Science & Technology | Technology

New Apple Leak Reveals iPhone 12 Release Shock

Apple's iPhone 12 range is launching with eye-catching prices you are going to love...

Science & Technology | Tech News

Apple extends deadline for developers to update their apps with WKWebView API - 9to5Mac

Apple today shared some news with app developers, this time focused on those who still have an app using the old UIWebView API. The company extended the adoption deadline of the new WKWebView API, and it also announced some improvements to the subscriptio

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple is (temporarily) waiving its App Store fee for Facebook’s online events

Last month, Facebook introduced support for paid online events — and because many of the businesses offering those events have struggled during the coronavirus pandemic, the company also said it would not collect fees for the next year. At the same time,

Science & Technology | Tech

Scientists found a way to detect coronavirus infections in 10 seconds – BGR

Coronavirus testing is done using PCR tests that analyze the contents of a nasal swab, making screening campaigns cumbersome in certain situations. Researchers have found a way to improve the time it takes to detect COVID-19 patients: Dogs trained to snif

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple Buys Startup That Creates Radio-Like Stations for Podcasts

Apple Inc. acquired a startup that makes listening to podcasts more like tuning into radio stations, seeking to improve its service amid growing competition from Spotify Technology SA.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter to start testing voice DMs - The Verge

After rolling out audio tweets for iOS in June, Twitter is now experimenting with the idea of letting people share voice recordings through direct messaging.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter seemed to be testing an edit feature, but the company says it’s a bug

It looks like Twitter may finally, at long last, be allowing users to edit their tweets. Users began noticing it Sunday afternoon: If you delete a tweet reply, then try to reply again, the "deleted" text reappears, allowing you to fix any mistakes and re-

Science & Technology | Tech

iOS 14: What developers need to know | VentureBeat

Not sure what to expect when iOS 14 releases, or what you and your team should be doing to prepare? This guide will help game studios prepare.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram tests new home screen with tabs for shopping and Reels

Instagram is testing three new looks for its home screen that make Reels and shopping more prominent in its app.

Gaming | Gaming

The DeanBeat: Apple must tread carefully lest it trample the game industry | VentureBeat

Apple nearly sent the game industry into a panic over IDFA retirement. It must realize that it could trample on game industry that put it where it is.

Science & Technology | Tech

Here's the Real Reason You Miss the Nokia 3310 | WIRED

The iconic mobile phone, which turns 20 years old, was an all-timer—and a reminder of less-connected times.

Science & Technology | Tech

Slack has fixed a major vulnerability in its desktop app

In the current age of remote working, more people are relying on team collaboration tools and Slack is one of the top services in the category. A security vulnerability in the service's desktop app, which is now fixed, could have…

Science & Technology | Tech

Analysts: iPhone 12 will ship without accessories, could be more expensive than iPhone 11

A new report from analysts at TrendForce this week corroborates reports that the iPhone 12 will ship without accessories such as wired EarPods and a power brick. The report also aims to pinpoint Apple’s pricing plans for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro se

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel: Urban Aeronautics To Develop Emergency Response Flying Vehicle With Hatzolah Air

Flying vehicles have been called the future of urban transportation in the smart mobility sector, with companies like Amazon, Tesla, and Boeing creating some of the most cutting-edge flying car technologies — from delivery drones to all-electric passenger aircraft.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook's 'classic' look dies in September

Starting next month, the new Facebook.com will be the only version available as its "classic" website is going away for good.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

SpaceX launched and landed a Falcon 9 rocket on a record-breaking sixth flight - The Verge

On August 18th, SpaceX will attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on its sixth mission to space, breaking the company’s record for reflights of a single booster. The rocket is launching 58 of SpaceX’s internet-beaming Starlink satellites and three hitchhiki

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram kept deleted photos and messages on its servers for more than a year - The Verge

A security researcher found that Instagram was keeping copies of photos and direct messages he’d deleted from his account for more than a year. The researcher discovered and reported the problem last October, and Instagram now says it’s fixed the bug as o

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram will make suspicious accounts verify their identities | Engadget

Instagram is taking new steps to root out bots and other accounts trying to manipulate its platform.

Science & Technology | Tech

Virtual Disneyland? Someone is remaking rides in Dreams on PSVR | VentureBeat

Dreams’ PSVR support is resulting in re-creations of Disneyland rides like Space Mountain and Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple Purges Thousands of Unlicensed Games from China App Store

Apple Inc. removed more than 30,000 apps, 90% of them games, from its iPhone App Store in China on Saturday, Qimai Research Institute said.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter is surveying users on what features they’d want from a subscription - The Verge

Twitter is surveying some users to ask about potential features on a possible paid subscription version of Twitter, which could add the option to retract tweets, post longer videos, or remove ads entirely.

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

The best Apple Watch apps in 2020

These are the best Apple Watch apps for getting the most out of your smartwatch.

Gaming | Gaming

Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft’s true next-gen Xbox - The Verge

Microsoft’s Xbox games showcase felt like more of a showcase for the Xbox Game Pass than the Xbox Series X console. Microsoft has demonstrated the future of its content that will go beyond owning an Xbox device.

Business & Finance | Business

Intel grew revenues 20% to $19.7 billion in Q2 2020, but key manufacturing upgrade delayed | VentureBeat

Intel reported that revenues grew 20% to $19.7 billion in the second quarter as the pandemic spurred people to buy PCs to work from home.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter admits hackers accessed DMs of dozens of high-profile accounts | TechCrunch

Last week’s hack of over 100 very high-profile Twitter accounts did in fact expose the direct messages of many of those accounts, the company admitted today — including those of an elected official in the Netherlands, Geert Wilders. The attack saw numerou

Science & Technology | Tech

You can now stake your claim in Apple’s $500 million iPhone slowdown settlement - The Verge

If you owned an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, or 7 Plus that was slowed down by Apple’s battery management, you can now file a claim as part of the $500 million class action lawsuit settlement.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Daily Crunch: Apple releases public beta of iOS 14

A beta version of Apple’s latest mobile operating system is available to the public, Coinbase may go public and researchers discover a frightening smartwatch vulnerability. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 9, 2020. The big story: Apple releases public be

Miscellaneous | Dating & Relationships

Tinder Tests 'Face to Face' Video Chat for Potential Matches

Dating in the time of coronavirus is not easy, but Tinder may have a solution. The online dating service this week introduced a new Face to Face test for select members across the globe.

Science & Technology | Tech

iPhone 12 release date, leaks, price and what we know

A new iPhone is almost here, and it's almost certainly four versions of the iPhone 12. Here's everything you need to know.

Science & Technology | Tech

Permission for tracking in iOS 14 creates clash with advertisers

Apple and the ad industry are once again in conflict, as ad associations object to the way iOS 14 seeks user permission for tracking ...

Science & Technology | Technology

How technology is helping dine-in restaurants reopen | VentureBeat

Restaurants have had to rapidly embrace delivery and pickups, but as lockdown measures ease, technology is playing a big role in enabling people to dine in.

Science & Technology | Tech

Microsoft Edge completely takes over your PC on startup

Microsoft Edge seemed like a good thing originally, but now that it's rolling out widely, users are infuriated at what first happens at startup.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook executive acknowledges 'trust deficit' to advertisers

A top Facebook executive acknowledged the platform has a "trust deficit" in a call with advertisers obtained by the Financial Times as brands join a growing bo

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple will extend the lifespan of your AirPods by choosing when they charge - The Verge

iOS 14, Apple’s latest iPhone operating system, will extend the lifespan of your AirPods by predicting when to finish completely charging them. A similar feature was released previously on iPhones and MacBooks.

Science & Technology | Tech

iOS 14 release date, beta, features and supported iPhones | TechRadar

iOS 14 was just confirmed at WWDC 2020 – these are all the features confirmed so far.

Science & Technology | Tech

Spotify could be working to add music videos to its app | TechRadar

Code hidden in the current Spotify app suggests a music video feature could be on the way – but it might never see the light of day.

Science & Technology | Technology

Here's how developers think Apple will handle Mac's switch from Intel to ARM

Apple’s holding its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) on Monday, and it’s all virtual this time because of the coronavirus pandemic. Another thing that’s different this time is that everyone’s talking about one thing that’s more important than new iOS

Science & Technology | Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will allow users to turn off political ads

Facebook has come under criticism for allowing political ads to contain false statements. Now, Mark Zuckerberg says that users will be able to turn them off.

Science & Technology | Tech

Rumor: Apple making folding iPhone with separate but 'seamless' screens

As if a supposed leak of iPhone 12 molds today wasn’t enough, another big rumor about upcoming Apple devices has surfaced: The company apparently is apparently working on a foldable iPhone with two separate but ‘fairly continuos’ panels. The rumor comes c

Science & Technology | Technology

Zoom admits to shutting down activist accounts at the request of the Chinese government

Zoom, the wildly successful video chat service that has been a ubiquitous feature of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, said that it shut down three accounts at the request of the Chinese government for holding memorials for the victims of China’s violent

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter's Newest Trick Relies on Tracking More of Your Clicks | WIRED

The social media company is testing warnings for users who try to share links to articles they haven't read. To do that, it has to know what you've read.

Science & Technology | Tech News

New Apple Leak Promises Stunning MacBook Pro

The anticipation continues to build ahead of Apple’s upcoming virtual WWDC, and the biggest impact on Apple's future will be with MacOS.

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple becomes the first $1.5 trillion U.S. company—despite COVID-19

The company’s huge market valuation may suggest that investors believe Apple will come out stronger post-coronavirus.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple Will Reveal ARM Chip Overhaul for Mac at WWDC 2020

Extensive rumors claim Apple will switch from Intel to ARM processors in its future Macs. That change now seems imminent: it will happen at WWDC in mid-June.

Science & Technology | Tech

Coronavirus contact tracing apps face consistency challenges | VentureBeat

Contact-tracing apps across the U.S. and internationally won't be following the same standards, creating a substantial roadblock to their effectiveness.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Microsoft reportedly turns to A.I. to optimize MSN news, replacing human workers

Microsoft will not renew the contracts of 50 contractors who curate content for MSN, and will instead entrust the responsibility to artificial intelligence.

News | News

In virtual international hackathon, teams to tackle coronavirus challenges | The Times of Israel

Some 500 developers from Israel, UK, Netherlands, Poland, Italy, will use AI, virtual and augmented reality, robots and drones to address new normal created by pandemic

Science & Technology | Tech

Google to make quality of "page experience" a ranking factor in Search results

It's part of a long list of actions Google has taken to force publishers to deliver better experiences for users.

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

Autonomous car company Aurora increases hiring amid industry struggles | VentureBeat

Autonomous vehicle startup Aurora committed to hiring employees as it welcomes new executive hires and interns and crosses the 500-employee mark.

Politics | Politics

President Trump expected to sign executive order about social media on Thursday

The move comes after Twitter fact checked Trump's tweets for containing "potentially misleading information."

Politics | Politics

YouTube Deletes Comments Critical of China’s Communist Party

YouTube has been deleting comments critical of China’s ruling party due to a software flaw, the company said on Tuesday in response to criticism of the practice.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Small satellite launcher Virgin Orbit fails to launch rocket to space during first test flight - The Verge

Small satellite launcher, Virgin Orbit, plans to conduct the first test launch of its LauncherOne rocket on Sunday, May 24th. Unlike other rockets, LauncherOne is designed to take off from underneath the wing of a giant 747 airplane called Cosmic Girl.

Business & Finance | Business

Meet The Harvard Grads Whose Startup Just Raised $30 Million To Help Employers Verify Sensitive Data

Truework announced it had completed a $30 million Series B funding round, led by Activant Capital, with participation from returning investors Sequoia Capital and Khosla Ventures. Individual investors include Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees William Hockey of

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter is testing settings that let you choose who replies to your tweet

The settings could let you allow only people you follow or mention to participate in conversations on the platform.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Facebook just bought GIPHY to better bake GIFs into Instagram - SlashGear

Facebook has acquired GIPHY, with plans to fully integrate the GIF-search tool into apps like Instagram and Messenger so as to make finding animated responses

Science & Technology | Tech

Amazon Prime Video releases Zoom backgrounds for 'Fleabag,' 'Maisel,' and more

Amazon Prime Video created Zoom backgrounds for fan-favorite shows like "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "Fleabag," and more.

Science & Technology | Tech

How to Use Spotify's New Group Sessions Feature | Digital Trends

Spotify is testing out a Group Sessions feature, which allows premium users in the same vicinity share DJ duties for shared playlists.

Science & Technology | Technology

Exer launches AI-based fitness coach on your mobile phone | VentureBeat

Just in time for the home exercise craze, Exer has launched its AI-based fitness coach that shows you how to do exercises properly at home.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Zoom admits it doesn’t have 300 million users, corrects misleading claims - The Verge

Zoom quietly updated a blog post earlier this month that claimed it had 300 million users. After The Verge spotted the edit, Zoom admitted the error and issued a statement to explain the confusion. It means that rivals like Microsoft and Google are a lot

Science & Technology | Tech

The Real Reason Apple Made the iPhone SE So Cheap

Over the past few years, Apple has methodically pivoted its business strategy away from getting you to replace your iPhone as frequently as possible. Instead, it’s maximizing the money it makes in a…

Entertainment | Podcasts

Spotify-owned Anchor can now turn your video chats into podcasts | TechCrunch

Spotify is tapping into the increased usage of video conferencing during the coronavirus quarantine to grow its own podcast business. The company’s podcast creation platform Anchor, acquired for an estimated $140 million in 2019, is today introducing a ne

Science & Technology | Tech

Amazon's AI uses a microphone array to localize multiple speakers in a room | VentureBeat

A team of Amazon researchers proposes a machine learning model that's able to localize multiple sound sources from microphone data alone.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple reportedly delaying production of its 2020 iPhones

Apple is reportedly delaying production of this year's iPhones, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on businesses around the world.

Science & Technology | Tech

WhatsApp will soon allow up to eight participants in a group call

WhatsApp currently allows only up to four people in a group voice or video call, but that number will soon be increased to eight.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple strongly denies that iPhone Mail vulnerabilities have been exploited

A security company which discovered iPhone Mail vulnerabilities claimed that they have been 'widely exploited' in real-world attacks. Apple has now denied

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Zoom just got a killer feature to beat every video call app

Zoom calls are about to give the video conferencing service a serious edge over Google Hangouts and Microsoft Teams with real-time meeting transcription.

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WhatsApp is addressing group video-calling limitations to better compete with Zoom | VentureBeat

WhatsApp is reportedly making a number of changes to its messaging app to to assert its place as a group video-calling hub.

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Facebook to flag fake coronavirus news to users who 'like' or react to hoaxes, sending them to WHO page

Facebook announced the latest effort to clamp down on the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, saying it will warn users if they have "liked, reacted or commented" on content that have been deemed "harmful" and removed by the tech gian

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Is 5G Dangerous? We Asked an Expert | Digital Trends

There's plenty of consumer anxiety about radiofrequency (RF) radiation used on 5G networks. But is it based in reality? We asked experts to find out the truth.

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How Google's Latest Algorithm Update Will Affect Your SEO Efforts | Inc.

Google's algorithm has shifted many times over the years. That means that what worked yesterday won't necessarily work tomorrow.

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Facebook’s less cluttered desktop redesign is more widely available starting today - The Verge

Facebook is rolling out the overhauled version of its desktop site. The new design places a heavier emphasis on two of Facebook’s most critical features — events and groups — and users can try it now before it rolls out officially later this year.

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Robots deployed at Texas hotel to zap pathogens amid coronavirus outbreak

As the number of COVID-19 cases climbs, a robot designed as a powerful way to clean hospital rooms is being sent into hotel rooms.

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CTECH Daily Brief: Israeli government bypasses parliament, approves surveillance on civilians to fight Covid-19

CTECH Daily Brief: Israeli government bypasses parliament, approves surveillance on civilians to fight Covid-19 Israeli government bypasses parliament, approves surveillance on civilians to fight Covid-19. After a parliamentary subcommittee refused to gra

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Apple shifts WWDC 2020 to online, will livestream keynote and sessions | VentureBeat

Coronavirus concerns have forced Apple to change its developers event, which previously brought thousands of people to San Jose from around the world.

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14 Israeli Companies Among Fast Company's 'Most Innovative' Firms In 2020

The US business magazine listed over 400 companies and organizations across 44 sectors and regions.

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Google’s next streaming player will reportedly run Android TV and come with a remote - The Verge

After years of pushing Chromecast into living rooms, Google is reportedly going to switch gears and focus on Android TV in 2020 with a new device that comes with a remote control.

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If your 3rd-gen iPad Air has a faulty screen, Apple might fix it for free

Some iPad Airs last year will develop a blank screen problem – but Apple will take care of it for you.