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Apple Preaches Privacy. Here's Why Your iPhone Is Tracking Your Location Anyway

Ultra-wideband technology enables some pretty cool features, but it also means that your phone is always tracking you. 

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Apple Issues New Warning For Millions Of iPhone Users

Apple has warned users its iPhones are performing secret background checks they might feel uncomfortable about...

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Reddit’s monthly active user base grew 30% to reach 430M in 2019 | TechCrunch

In a year-end retrospective released this morning, Reddit says its user base grew 30% this year to reach 430 million monthly active users, as of the end of October. Its users also contributed 199 million posts, 1.7 billion comments and 32 billion upvotes,

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Israeli algorithm aids safe landing if plane engine fails

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology developed software monitors a plane’s trajectory and guides it to the best alternative landing strip.

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Facebook Gives Workers a Chatbot to Appease That Prying Uncle - The New York Times

The “Liam Bot” teaches employees what to say if friends or family ask difficult questions about the company over the holidays.

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Twitter pauses plan to delete inactive accounts

The move comes amid concerns it would delete accounts from those who had died.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Israeli team uses silicon chip to deliver Alzheimer's-busting protein to brain

In Technion, Bar-Ilan trials, nanochip ferries 'neural growth factor' -- which combats neurodegenerative diseases -- and releases it where needed, overcoming blood-brain barrier

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

9 Israeli Innovations Feature On TIME Magazine's 100 Best Inventions Of 2019

The publication listed the '100 Best Inventions' of this year making the world 'better, smarter, and even a little more fun' - and nine Israeli-made creations made the cut. | NoCamels

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Doctors Are Testing Human Suspended Animation for the First Time

The University of Maryland Medical Center has assembled a team to conduct the suspended animation experiment, but the rules governing ...

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Motorola Razr foldable phone does something the Galaxy Fold can't -- it snaps flat

Motorola shows off a 6.2-inch foldable screen you can flip up, and an innovative hinge design.

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WordPress 5.3 arrives with block editor improvements, new theme, and automatic image rotation

WordPress.org has launched WordPress 5.3 with block editor improvements, more design flexibility, Twenty Twenty theme, automatic image rotation, and more.

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Facebook lets you get rid of those annoying notification dots

On iOS you can customize Facebook's shortcut bar to remove sections you don't use.

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Facebook gave Tinder and other dating apps special access to user data

New documents reveal that Facebook gave Tinder and other popular dating apps special "whitelist" privileges to access user data.

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The Laser Weapon Is Really, Really Finally Here

Rejoice if you look towards the dystopia of the Star Wars universe, for laser weapons have finally, at long last, arrived. The laser, a weapon system perpetually “ten or fifteen years away” from operational use, is off the development treadmill and en

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Apple’s Radical New iPhone Suddenly Takes Shape

Apple's biggest iPhone redesign in years has suddenly taken shape...

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Twitter exec teases possible major changes coming in 2020

The floated ideas could fundamentally change how retweets work on Twitter, and that's not all.

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Where tech companies should look to expand | TechCrunch

Brutally expensive housing markets, fierce competition over a shrinking talent pool and unbearably long commutes: these are some of the challenges plaguing typical tech hubs like the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, Los Angeles and Boston

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli company that makes water out of thin air signs deal with Uzbekistan | The Times of Israel

Dry, landlocked Central Asian nation to buy thousands of Watergen atmospheric water generators in deal likely worth several million dollars

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Google Photos for Android rolling out sorting in Albums tab

Over the past several weeks, Google Photos has gained a story-esque Memories format and more print products. Google Photos album sort...

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Google to acquire Fitbit, valuing smartwatch maker at $2.1 billion

The acquisition pits Alphabet against fellow tech giant Apple in the wearable fitness tracking space.

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Lenovo shows off foldable Razr with a fan render (updated)

A video shared today shows the rumored RAZR-like phone folding in half.

Politics | Politics

Twitter bans political ads after Facebook refused to do so

Facebook, by contrast, said it would not fact-check or remove ads placed by politicians, sparking backlash from lawmakers and employees.

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WhatsApp is suing an infamous spyware vendor for allegedly hacking its users - The Verge

WhatsApp is suing notorious spyware vendor NSO Group, saying the company was actively involved in hacking users of the encrypted chat service owned by Facebook. WhatsApp head Will Cathcart announced the suit in a Washington Post opinion article.

Gaming | Gaming

The key to unlocking the Nintendo Wii’s copy protection was a simple pair of tweezers

Here’s how the Nintendo Wii was hacked with a simple pair of tweezers. A YouTuber has created an entertaining breakdown of one of the biggest hacks in console gaming.

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Facebook trained AI to fool facial recognition systems, and it works on live video

According to VentureBeat, Facebook AI Research (FAIR) has developed a state-of-the-art "de-identification" system that works on video, including even live video. It works by altering key facial features of a video subject in real time using machine learni

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Drowning Prevention Startup Sightbit Says Its Tech Can Revolutionize Beach Rescue

An Israeli AI-powered beach camera system can assist lifeguards in tracking swimmers and recognizing threats. | NoCamels

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Millions downloaded dozens of Android apps from Google Play that were infected with adware | TechCrunch

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Twitter admits that it showed more ads to less popular users

Twitter has a history of working to appease high profile people on the platform. In May, it changed its policy to show everyone the same number of ads, abandoning an old approach that gave popular users a better experience.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Intel Selects 9 Israeli Startups For 1st Cycle Of New Accelerator Program 'Ignite'

The startups were selected out of 160 companies that applied to participate, followed by a round of 15 finalists, the company said. | NoCamels

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Update Warning Issued For Millions Of Microsoft Windows 10 Users

Microsoft's Windows 10 problems continue with a warning every user needs to know about...

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Yahoo data breach settlement: How to claim $358 or credit monitoring - CNN

Was your Yahoo account among the 3 billion struck by multiple data breaches between 2013 and 2016? You might be eligible for a $358 payout or two years of free credit monitoring.

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Netflix and HBO shows are getting pirated on this app that's been bankrolled by advertisers such as Pandora, BET+ and TikTok

Underground apps such as TeaTV are showing new release films and HBO shows, and siphoning ad dollars from creators and legit content sites.

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Nvidia uses federated learning to create medical imaging AI | VentureBeat

Nvidia is applying federated learning to medical imaging, a way to protect patient privacy without the need to remove data from hospital servers or devices.

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The Best New Features of watchOS 6

While not all of the features of watchOS 6 work on every model, some of the core features can bring new life. Let's look at some of the best new features.

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iPhone 11 Pro Max battles the Galaxy Note 10 in a battery test, and the winner is clear – BGR

Apple’s new iPhone 11 lineup the company unveiled in September came with a few surprises for once, with some early renders and physical designs that leaked out shown to be a bit off and allowing Apple to actually give fans a few things they weren’t ex

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Pinterest says AI reduced reported self-harm content by 88% | VentureBeat

Pinterest announced that it's using AI and machine learning to reduce the visibility of self-harm content on its platform.

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Boeing backs Virgin Galactic with strategic $20M investment | TechCrunch

Virgin Galactic has $20 million more to pursue its goal of space tourism with a new investment from Boeing announced this morning. The two companies are both deeply involved in human spaceflight, but in different ways — and Boeing seems to feel that it'

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Boeing backs Virgin Galactic with strategic $20M investment | TechCrunch

Virgin Galactic has $20 million more to pursue its goal of space tourism with a new investment from Boeing announced this morning. The two companies are both deeply involved in human spaceflight, but in different ways — and Boeing seems to feel that it'

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Instagram launches Create mode with On This Day throwbacks | TechCrunch

Instagram has finally turned Throwback Thursday into an official feature. It’s part of the new Instagram “Create” mode that launches today in Stories, bringing the app beyond the camera. Create makes Instagram a more omni-purpose social network with

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Twitter says it unintentionally misused user data for advertising

Users saw adds targeted based on email and phone numbers provided for security.

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End big tech's unfair advantage | VentureBeat

It's time to address the stark difference between legacy newspapers, radio, and television and today’s dominating digital technology companies.

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Amazon’s Prime Video app disappears from the App Store [Updated] – TechCrunch

In what we understand was a “technical issue”, the Amazon Prime Video app disappeared from the Apple App Store, making it unavailable for new downloads or updates to users both on iOS and Apple TV. Twitter users began to tweet to Amazon for he

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Microsoft Could Launch Both a Surface 7 and Surface Pro 7 Next Week | Digital Trends

With less than a week until the yearly Microsoft Surface hardware event, new reports have emerged regarding several products expected to be announced, including the notable 2-and-1 tablet, the Surface Pro 7, which is not only expected to revealed next wee

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New ‘unpatchable’ iPhone exploit could allow for permanent jailbreaking - The Verge

A newly announced iOS exploit could lead to a permanent, unblockable jailbreak on hundreds of millions of iPhones, according to researcher axi0mX who discovered it. Dubbed "checkm8," the exploit is a bootrom vulnerability that could give hackers deep acce

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Facebook will begin hiding likes on Friday - CNET

The social media giant will test hiding the number of likes, reactions and views that posts get.

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Apple Issues Warning For Millions Of iPad, iPhone Users

Apple has confirmed that millions of iPhones and iPads are at risk in iOS 13...

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Fish are big fans of Israeli 3D-printed coral reefs - ISRAEL21c

The printed reefs are made from sustainable bioplastics in a variety of materials, colors, sizes and forms. Turns out, fish really like color.

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Thank you so much, Google, for giving us the iPhone 11’s most incredible new feature – BGR

Hardcore Android fans will deny it until they're blue in the face for some reason, but Android exists as it does today because of Apple. It's true — after acquiring Android, Google was building out the mobile operating system as a terrible copy of Black

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Forbes Lists 10 Israeli-Founded Firms Among 50 'Most Promising' AI Companies In US | Technology News

The Israeli companies listed span categories such as insurance, healthcare, cybersecurity, and Big Data. | NoCamels

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Israel's Trigo Vision Raises $22M For Checkout-Free Shopping Tech

Founded in 2017, Trigo Vision developed a computer vision platform that allows customers to grab items and go - and retailers to automatically charge them. | NoCamels

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YouTube is changing how it counts views for record-breaking music videos - The Verge

YouTube is introducing a major change to its music chart system after discovering that artists and labels were using growth hacks to inflate how many people were watching their videos, and is no longer counting "advertising views" when it comes

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LinkedIn CEO Says Tech Regulation Risks Stifling Innovation - Bloomberg

The combative relationship between Silicon Valley and global regulators has been at the center of attention for much of the past two years. Technology companies like Facebook Inc. and Google have drawn ire from lawmakers who say they may be abusing their

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Apple iPhone event 2019: the biggest announcements - The Verge

A lot happened at Apple’s fall 2019 hardware event. As expected, the iPhone 11 Pro stole the show, but Apple TV Plus, Apple Arcade, the new 10.2-inch iPad, the colorful iPhone 11, and the Apple Watch Series 5 also caught our attention. Let’s run through t

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Drivetime raises $11 million for interactive audio games like Jeopardy in the car | VentureBeat

Drivetime has raised $11 million for interactive audio games that you play while driving the car. And the latest game is Jeopardy, hosted by Alex Trebek.

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'A very bad day for Google' as 50 states, territories join antitrust probe

The state-level action heightens the peril for Google, which is already under intense scrutiny in Washington over how it conducts its business.

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iPhone 11 Shock As 'All-New' Apple iPhone Revealed

Apple's iPhone 11 looks set to be blown away by this stunning device...

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Health Startup Taps Into Behavioral Science - And Texting - To Help Combat Tuberculosis

Founded in 2014, Keheala developed a 'low-tech' solution to help motivate treatment adherence and get patients to take their medications on time. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pandora now lets you share music and podcasts to your Instagram Stories | TechCrunch

Pandora today announced a new integration with Instagram that will allow users to share to their Instagram Story their favorite music and podcasts. The feature comes well over a year after Spotify launched a similar integration with Instagram Stories, and

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Another convincing deepfake app goes viral prompting immediate privacy backlash - The Verge

Zao is a new deepfake face-swapping app that’s able to to place your likeness into famous movies and TV shows based off just a single photograph. The app went viral in China over the weekend after releasing on Friday.

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iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors - CNET

Your cheat sheet for Apple's September event with the latest rumors about the next iPhone and Apple Watch.

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New iPhone Hack Shock For 1 Billion Apple Users As Attacker Is Revealed

Days from the launch of iPhone 11, news has emerged of the likely culprit​ behind the massive iPhone hack. And serious questions around iPhone security remain unanswered.

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Google says iPhone security flaws let websites hack away for years

Malicious sites installed a "monitoring implant" that compromised personal data on iPhones that simply visited them, according to security researchers.

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Dark Days Are Closing In On Apple

Unless Apple can pull off another iPod/iPhone/iPad megahit, its best days are gone.

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Microsoft hires former Siri boss for AI leadership role | VentureBeat

After stints at Apple and Amazon, Bill Stasior is joining Microsoft in a move that will impact the Redmond giant's AI strategies.

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Google Assistant will let you send reminders to friends and family - The Verge

Google is adding a new feature to its Assistant that will let you assign reminders to other people, so long as that person is part of an opt-in group of trusted fellow Assistant users. The feature is designed mostly for families — it will function via the

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Facebook has been collecting, listening, transcribing Messenger chats - Business Insider

The company reportedly didn't disclose to users that it was sharing any collected audio from Messenger voice chats with third parties.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel's Amos-17 Satellite Successfully Launched Into Space, Will Provide Fast Internet Service To Africa, Mideast

The launch comes almost three years after a spectacular launchpad explosion destroyed Spacecom's Amos-6 satellite and the SpaceX rocket it was on in September 2016. | NoCamels

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Amazon scientists improve Alexa’s ability to understand context

In a new research paper, Amazon scientists detailed two methods they say improve Alexa's ability to account for command context.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Too Noisy? An Israeli Company Developed Personal Sound Bubbles For Some Quiet Time | Technology News

Silentium developed Active Noise Cancelation (ANC) technology that seeks out unwanted noise and counters it with proprietary algorithms. | NoCamels

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Despite scandals, advertisers say YouTube Kids is effective - Digiday

YouTube Kids allows kid-focused clients to reach the right audience safely online since children can’t be on social networks.

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AI may turn touchscreen keyboards invisible | VentureBeat

In a new paper, researchers propose an "invisible" keyboard -- the I-Keyboard -- that taps AI to adapt to any position and angle.

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THE ALLEGED CAPITAL ONE HACKER DIDN'T COVER HER TRACKS | WIRED

In a criminal complaint, the FBI detailed how a hacker allegedly stole data from 100 million people—and how she got caught.

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Apple Siri Eavesdropping Puts Millions Of Users At Risk

Apple is employing contractors to listen to Siri conversations, it has been confirmed. However, the voice assistant is picking up private conversations including people talking to their doctor, drug deals and sexual encounters. Here’s what to do.

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Video shows why Apple doesn’t allow in-store replacement of swollen batteries - 9to5Mac

Apple carries out a number of iPhone repairs in-store these days, but there is one fault that stores are forbidden from touching, and that’s swollen batteries. There’s just too high a risk that these will be accidentally punctured during disassembly or re

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Facebook Knows More About You Than the CIA

Facebook hired Yael Eisenstat, a CIA veteran, to help it address election meddling. Now she's deeply worried about the company's sway over our lives.

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Apple denies favoring its own apps in App Store search results

A new investigation by The Wall Street Journal has revealed that the company's own mobile apps are often first in App Store search results ahead of competitors.

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U.S. Justice Department opens antitrust review of tech companies - Reuters

The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday it was opening an antitrust investigation of major digital tech firms and whether they engage in anticompetitive practices.

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Facebook vs the feds: The tech giant will have to pay a record fine for violating users’ privacy. But the FTC wanted more.

The settlement the FTC brokered marks the most significant privacy punishment ever levied against a tech giant. But the story behind it -- described by 10 people familiar with the matter -- illustrates the challenges facing a 105-year-old agency tasked wi

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Facebook prototypes haptic feedback wristbands for AR/VR | VentureBeat

If you've dreamed of interacting with VR or AR content without needing to hold controllers in your hands, Facebook's wristbands could make that a reality.

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Netflix reports first net subscriber loss in the US, misses global subscriber growth predictions | TechCrunch

Netflix’s continued subscription price hikes might finally have reached the end of some customers’ patience in the U.S., judging from an overall paid subscriber decline the company reported in its quarterly earnings for its fiscal second quarter 2019 resu

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New video shows Apple’s leaked iPhone 11 models like never before – BGR

There are at least half a dozen new flagship Android smartphones set to be released in the coming months, and each one is more exciting than the last. We've got the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 coming in just a few weeks, and Huawei's next-generatio

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Orthodox female students develop wireless oxygen monitor | ISRAEL21c

An all-female hackathon for Jewish religious women in Jerusalem produces innovative medical products and services.

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Apple Watch user says Emergency SOS helped save him - 9to5Mac

A Chicago man credits the Apple Watch's Emergency SOS feature with helping save him from drowning after a jet ski accident.

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Apple Backs Down; Parental Control App OurPact Returned to App Store | Digital Trends

Controversial parental control app OurPact has returned to the iOS App Store. In April this year, Apple removed a number of parental control apps which used a technology called Mobile Device Management that allows access to user location, app use, email a

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Check out this flying jet board from France's Bastille Day parade

Bastille Day 2019 featured one of the more strange military demonstrations in recent memory: a flying jet board.

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If iGlasses are truly on ice, Apple's 2020 will be dull but lucrative | VentureBeat

Critics often conflate Apple's innovations with success, but in reality, the company's sales aren't as dependent on new product categories as on iteration.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Rescue Tech Saves Lives With Just A Tap - Or Shake - Of A Cell Phone

SayVu Technologies was conceived in Israel in the wake of the 2014 kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers. | NoCamels

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Earthquake warning app didn't alert users before 2 major quakes. Here's why.

The Shake Alert LA app was changed to detect lower intensity shaking after users were frustrated by a lack of warning following two earthquakes.

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Report: Apple starting production of new 10.2-inch iPad in July, 16-inch MacBook Pro coming in fall - 9to5Mac

The rumors around the redesigned 16-inch MacBook Pro continue to flow in. A report today via Economic Daily News suggests that the new laptop will enter mass production in the fourth quarter. The previously-rumored 10.2-inch iPad is also apparently on the

Science & Technology | Social Media

Big brother? Instagram will now ask you to think twice before posting profanities

Instagram today released two new features with a view to curb bullying on the platform - but it remains to be seen how effective they are.

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Facebook will start taking a cut of fan subscriptions in 2020 | TechCrunch

Facebook will take a cut of up to 30% on fan subscriptions, beginning on January 1, 2020. The social network is revealing its plans as part of a broader slate of monetization-related announcements this week at VidCon. The news confirms a TechCrunch report

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Samsung CEO admits pushing Galaxy Fold ‘before it was ready’

The Samsung Galaxy Fold was supposed to change smartphone form factors forever,

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Microsoft readies Office for virtual desktop services, including Windows Virtual Desktop | ZDNet

Microsoft is adding new features to Outlook, Teams, OneDrive and other Office apps to pave the way for their use in virtualized scenarios, including with Windows Virtual Desktop.

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SpaceX Hopes to Blast off Starship & Super Heavy Rocket Project in 2021 | Digital Trends

SpaceX's inaugural missions for its next-generation Starship and Super Heavy Rocket project could take place as early as 2021, a company executive has said. Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX’s vice president of commercial sales, discussed the company's plans for

Business & Finance | Business

Grubhub is using fake websites to drive up commission fees from real businesses - The Verge

Grubhub has been buying up to 23,000 domains that resemble those of businesses they work with in an alleged effort to charge higher commission fees.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Intel to ‘Ignite’ key startup tech with accelerator program in Tel Aviv

Early-stage startup in industries including AI, autonomous systems will be guided to growth, Intel CEO Bob Swan says during Israel visit

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Why Google’s surprise Pixel 4 tease raises the stakes - The Verge

Just one day after we reported on the first Pixel 4 leaks, Google decided to mount a social media hype campaign by literally tweeting out an image of its upcoming Pixel 4. It was a savvy recognition of how the run up to phone launches actually work and an

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Driverless Systems & Flying Cars: Israel's Mobility Sector Talks Trends At EcoMotion | News Brief

Bill Ford kicked off the annual event which drew over 4,000 participants from across the automotive and mobility worlds. | NoCamels

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Siri gets a better voice and new AirPods and HomePod features | VentureBeat

Apple's Siri got a series of enhancements today including a more expressive voice and the ability to quickly send SMS messages with AirPods.

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Apple will reportedly limit third-party tracking in kids apps

As tech companies grapple with safety and privacy concerns, Apple will reportedly limit third-party tracking in kids apps starting next week. While the company...

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Uber will now deactivate riders with below average ratings - The Verge

Uber has announced that anyone with a "below average rating" risks deactivation from the app. Since Uber first launched, drivers have known that low ratings from riders can lead to deactivation. Now, Uber says it will start deactivating riders w

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iPhone 11 rumors: Price, specs, features and everything else we know - CNET

What will we learn about the next generation iPhone when WWDC starts on June 3?

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Flipboard hacks prompt password resets for millions of users | TechCrunch

Social sharing site and news aggregator Flipboard has reset millions of user passwords after hackers gained access to its systems several times over a nine-month period The company confirmed in a notice Tuesday that the hacks took place between June 2, 20

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Apps Are Using Background App Refresh to Send Data to Tracking Companies

When Background App Refresh is enabled, some iOS apps are using the feature to regularly send data to tracking companies, according to a privacy...

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Facebook removed 2.2 billion fake accounts in three months - CNN

Facebook took down 2.2 billion fake accounts between January and March, a record high for the company.

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WhatsApp confirms that ads will start appearing in the app in 2020 – BGR

You know that one episode of Black Mirror where everyone can't even go to sleep without watching an ad that covers their entire bedroom? Well, we're one step closer to that reality today, as Facebook has confirmed that ads will arrive in its app as part o

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5G Networks Could Throw Weather Forecasting Into Chaos | WIRED

The FCC is clashing with scientists who argue that 5G networks could interfere with weather sensors and compromise weather predictions.

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Ticketmaster put an end to screenshots with new digital ticket technology | TechCrunch

Ticketmaster is turning to new technology to help fight ticket fraud. The ticketing giant today unveiled its next-generation digital tickets, “Safetix,” which are tied to the ticket holder’s mobile device through an encrypted barcode that automatica

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San Francisco supervisors vote to ban facial recognition software | VentureBeat

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors voted 8-1 to adopt a facial recognition software ban as part of a new surveillance technology use policy.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli technology at heart of Samsung’s innovation push | The Jerusalem post

“I think the Israeli start-up ecosystem is extremely important and that’s why we do this event every year, bringing together Israeli entrepreneurs and venture capitalists,"

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A BMW outage made Apple CarPlay unusable

BMW owners in both the US and UK have been locked out of Apple's CarPlay interface on their vehicles due to system-wide outages of ConnectedDrive. 9to5Mac repor...

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Instagram is working on new rules for banning accounts

Less than a week after banning Alex Jones and other far-right extremists, Instagram has revealed that it is working on a new policy for account removals. These...

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Scientists figure out new way to remove salt from water | Science & Tech News

The solvent-based method could be much cheaper to use than reverse osmosis or distillation based on water evaporating,

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Google is making it easier to build Android apps on a Chromebook

At I/O last year, Google announced it was adding Linux support to Chrome OS, a move that made it a lot easier for web and Android developers to use Chromebooks....

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Everything Facebook announced at F8 2019 | VentureBeat

A comprehensive compendium of everything Facebook announced at its F8 2019 developer conference in San Jose, from Messenger to virtual reality.

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Smart City Is Just a Buzzword, Says Head of Israeli Cities Union

The Tel Aviv skyline at night. Photo: Gilad Avidan via Wikimedia Commons. CTech – Without a clear definition of what …

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Smart TVs Are Cheaper Than Ever, and It's Because They're Selling Your Data | Mental Floss

Those big-screen televisions are sold at or near cost because manufacturers know they can profit from your personal data, including your viewing habits.

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Some users unable to download or update App Store apps, faced with endless iTunes terms and conditions prompts - 9to5Mac

Some sizeable number of people are experiencing an issue with the App Store at the moment. On an affected account, when attempting to download a pending app update or a whole new app, users are pre…

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Apple's Radical New iPhone Suddenly Takes Shape

Apple is openly building a folding iPhone in public, and this design shows why it is worth getting excited about...

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Jack Dorsey Is Reportedly Meeting With President Trump | WIRED

The Twitter CEO said in an internal email obtained by WIRED that it's "important to meet heads of state in order to listen, share our principles and our ideas."

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An in-depth look at the internal politics at HQ Trivia that has left the startup scrambling to stay afloat

This week’s banishment of host Scott Rogowsky was merely a symptom of the ongoing struggle to decide who will lead HQ Trivia. According to multiple sources, more than half of the startup’s staff signed an internal petition to depose CEO Rus Yusupov, w

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Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time coming to the Mac - 9to5Mac

Apple is working on bringing the Mac and iOS closer together with the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13. Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more are expected to be unveiled for Mac during its Wo…

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Lime’s electric scooters will be able to tell when you’re too drunk to ride - The Verge

Lime co-founder and executive chairman Brad Bao chatted with The Verge’s editor-in-chief Nilay Patel and senior transportation reporter Andrew J. Hawkins about what’s next for the e-scooter revolution in this week’s Vergecast interview. Bao discussed how

Business & Finance | Business

Why Uber Lacks A Sustainable Competitive Advantage

Sustainable competitive advantage means gaining the lion's share of an industry's profits. But ride sharing is a money-losing business and Uber's fancy-sounding Liquidity Network Effect is easy to copy. Skip its IPO.

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Mutiny at HQ Trivia fails to oust CEO | TechCrunch

Quiz Khalifa aka Host Malone aka Trap Trebek aka HQ Trivia’s Scott Rogowsky has been pushed out of the live mobile gaming startup. The two split due to disagreements about Rogowsky attempting to take a second full-time job hosting sports streaming service

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Disney+ app and worldwide rollout plans revealed

In the fall of 2017 Disney announced plans for a subscription streaming service of its own that could compete with the likes of Netflix. Last fall, it revealed...

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Google dissolves AI ethics board just one week after forming it - The Verge

Google today disclosed that it has dissolved a short-lived, external advisory board designed to monitor its use of artificial intelligence, following a week of controversy regarding the company’s selection of members. The decision, reported first today

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Facebook asks for public input about its plans for a content oversight board

In November, Facebook announced its plans to create an external content oversight board that would serve as something of a “supreme court” for Facebook’s more controversial content policy decisions. With the release of a draft charter i

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Apple sells wireless charging AirPods, cancels charger days later | TechCrunch

“Works with AirPower mat”. Apparently not. It loooks to me like Apple doesn’t treat customers with the same “high standard” of care it apparently reserves for its hardware quality. Nine days after launching its $199 wireless charging AirPods hea

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Apple opens a beta test for its new TV app and subscriptions

You can get your first glimpse of channels and "For You" recommendations in Apple TV betas.

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The Apple Credit Card Is A Game Changer

Apple today announced the launch of the Apple Card. In conjunction with Goldman Sachs and MasterCard, Apple will launch its new credit card this summer. It offers up to 3% cash back paid daily, no fees, and what is sure to be an award winning app to track

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With facial recognition, shoplifting may get you banned in places you've never been - CNET

There are hundreds of stores using facial recognition -- none that have any rules or standards to prevent abuse.

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Apple Accidentally Reveals Radical New iPhone Upgrade

Apple has accidentally leaked its most long-awaited iPhone upgrade ever...

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Apple’s event on Monday could revolutionize the way we watch TV

Next week, Apple will hold a special media event in California where the company is expected to, at long last, unveil its brand new TV service. The event should be particularly interesting given that we've seen all sorts of information, at often times con

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Twitter reveals big changes to conversations and new camera features

The changes are meant to make good on the company's promise to promote "healthy conversation."

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Next iPad Rumored To Keep Headphone Jack, May Have Brilliant, Surprise New Design

A new rumor from the supply chain gives interesting details about the next iPad and it may look different from what you’re expecting.

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You May Have Forgotten Foursquare, but It Didn’t Forget You | WIRED

The once-hyped social media company, known for gamifying mobile check-ins, is still alive and well as an incomprehensibly vast data empire.

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Apple left another big macOS security hole open for 90 days, Google says

Apple's memory management system is too trusting of previously mounted disk images, according to Google researchers, leading to a dangerous vulnerability.