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Zoom admits some calls were routed through China by mistake | TechCrunch

The company said it's fixed the issue, but won't say how many users are affected.

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Zoom announces 90-day feature freeze to fix privacy and security issues

Zoom is giving itself 90 days to fix the problems that have been raised recently

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Apple launches informative COVID-19 app and website screener in partnership with FEMA and CDC

Apple is launching a new app and website to help inform Americans about how to stay safe and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Apple partnered with the CDC, FEMA, and the Coronavirus Task Force to develop the COVID-19 app and website. Read More

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Zoom's iOS app is sending your data to Facebook, because privacy is a myth

Zoom’s video conferencing app has grown more popular than ever lately, while people are staying home to flatten the curve. But you should know that there’s a major privacy concern with the service. Last night, Vice reported that Zoom‘s iOS app is nonconse

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The new iPad Pro isn’t a laptop replacement. It’s better than that

This new batch of iPad Pros finally shows that the tablet approaching its full potential

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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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This hidden Google Maps trick helps protect you from the coronavirus – BGR

Google Maps has a few handy features that can help users deal with the novel coronavirus pandemic, including a built-in tool that will let you order food from inside the app.

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Twitter makes working from home mandatory for employees around the world in response to COVID-19 | TechCrunch

After “strongly encouraging” it earlier this month, Twitter said today that working from home is now mandatory for all employees around the world due to COVID-19 concerns. In announcement, the company said “we understand this is an unprecedented step, but

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

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.

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SXSW canceled due to coronavirus after Austin declares ‘local disaster’

SXSW was canceled after a string of high-profile cancellations including Twitter, Facebook and TikTok.

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Apple: Rejecting coronavirus apps that aren’t from health organizations

"Apps with information about current medical information need to be submitted by a recognized institution," Apple said in a screenshot seen by CNBC.

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Apple to pay up to $500 million to settle U.S. lawsuit over slow iPhones

Apple has agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle litigation accusing it of quietly slowing down older iPhones as it launched new models, to induce owners to buy replacement phones or batteries.

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Intel uses AI to find new customers in specific industries | VentureBeat

In a blog post, Intel revealed that it's using AI and machine learning systems to generate new sales leads among its marketing teams.

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Facebook brings its 3D photos feature to users with single-camera phones

Facebook first showed off its 3D photos back in 2018, and shared the technical details behind it a month later. But unless you had one of a handful of phones with dual cameras back then (when they weren't so common), you couldn't make your own. Today an u

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Researchers propose AI that improves the quality of any video

In a preprint paper, researchers propose an AI framework for transforming low-quality videos into high-resolution, high-framerate footage.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Fake images can fool autonomous cars, posing risks, Israeli researchers warn

Attackers could use cheap consumer drones to project fleeting images onto roadways, fooling Tesla and Mobileye navigation systems and causing havoc, says Ben-Gurion University team

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iPhone 12 leak reveals a next-gen feature that’s never been in a smartphone before

We still have six months to go before Apple releases its new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro lineup. That's a long time to wait, but there's already more hype surrounding Apple's next-generation flagship iPhone models than any other smartphone in 2020.

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Google Just Gave Millions Of Users A Reason To Quit Chrome

Google Chrome is now running software inside it which may make many users uncomfortable...

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Twitter rolling out new 'Continue thread' option for connecting multiple tweets together

Twitter is rolling out a new feature that makes it easier to thread multiple tweets together. With this change, you can now link tweets together while you compose them. The company announced the new feature this afternoon. When you’re composing a new twee

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Leak reveals launch timing for a brand new product unlike anything Apple has made before

There's really no question at this point that 2020 is shaping up to be an extremely busy year for Apple, and much of the focus from fans is on one product line in particular. Needless to say, we're talking about Apple's iPhone lineup.

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The 'Robo Revenge' App Makes It Easy to Sue Robocallers | WIRED

Mac malware, a Bitcoin mixer, and more of the week's top security news.

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Instagram CEO explains why the company hasn't developed an iPad app yet - 9to5Mac

It’s 2020 and Instagram still doesn’t have an iPad app — despite its barrage of other feature additions and expansions. Now, in a response to a user question this weekend, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri has explained why the company has yet to roll out an app

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Instagram Tests Reverse-Chronological 'Latest Posts' Feature

If you're annoyed by Instagram's algorithmic feed, there's good news. Instagram appears to be testing a new feature that gathers posts and displays them in reverse-chronological order.

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New iPhone Exclusive Reveals Stunning Apple Design Decision

Apple's iPhone 12 will be unlike any rival 2020 smartphone thanks to this radical design decision...

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YouTube user transforms 120-year-old film into a 4K video and the results are breathtaking

Preservation of art.

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WhatsApp now has more than 2 billion users

WhatsApp announced today it has crossed the mark of 2 billion users today. It’s the second Facebook-owned service to achieve that milestone after the social network got to that number in 2017. The mobile messaging app was initially released in 2009, and w

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This brilliant app waits on hold for you | TechCrunch

DoNotPay helps you get out of parking tickets and cancel forgotten subscriptions, and now it can call you when it’s your turn in a customer service phone queue. The app today is launching “Skip Waiting On Hold.” Just type in the company you need to talk t

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iOS 13.4 May Allow iPhone, Apple Watch to Serve as Car Keys

The CarKey API, spotted by 9to5Mac in the first iOS 13.4 beta, will allow iPhone and Apple Watch owners to use the devices as car keys for compatible vehicles.

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This Vehicle Has No Side-View Mirrors—and It's Legal | WIRED

Self-driving startup Nuro is the first company to win an exemption from federal safety requirements. It won't be the last.

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If this new leak is true, the PS5 has already won the next-gen console war – BGR

Sony and Microsoft are playing a cat and mouse game when it comes to official announcements about their next-gen consoles. Both companies have revealed some of the internal hardware that will power the devices, practically confirming that the PS5 and new

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WhatsApp ends support for millions of smartphones around the world

WhatsApp no longer supports smartphones on Android versions 2.3.7 and older, and iOS 8 and older. Affected people will have to upgrade their OS or their device.

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Canada Wins, U.S. Loses In Global Fight For High-Tech Workers

If there is a global war for tech talent, right now Canada is winning. And U.S. immigration policies are part of the reason.

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Israel techies to brainstorm ideas for tackling Australia bush fire challenges

15-hour hackathon hopes to find solutions to water contamination, monitoring air quality, caring for displaced animals and fireproofing for crucial infrastructure

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Apple and Google’s location privacy controls are working

As users opt out of tracking en masse, advertisers will have to make do with limited location data.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Boeing Eyes Israeli Company’s Patented Propulsion Tech For ‘Flying Vehicles’

The American aerospace multinational signed an agreement with Tactical Robotics, a subsidiary of Urban Aeronautics, to explore opportunities to develop and market its patented tech for light aircraft.

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Behold: The foldable iPhone of your dreams

With rumors surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 12 series starting to pick up, we’ve been learning new tidbits about the phones every week. We know the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPh…

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Apple's App Store appeals process would make 'Kafka blush,' entrepreneur tells Congress

The entrepreneurs focused on Apple's App Store, which is the only way for most people to install software on an iPhone.

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Airbnb Revamps Corporate Governance, Tying Bonuses to Safety - Bloomberg

Airbnb Inc. is laying the groundwork for a public market debut later this year, announcing a new corporate governance strategy that values safety, sustainability, diversity and accountability.

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Facebook backs off plan to plaster ads all over WhatsApp - The Verge

Facebook is "backing away" from earlier plans to sell ads for placement inside its enormously popular WhatsApp messaging service. According to The Wall Street Journal, the team that had been working on building ads into WhatsApp was disbanded in

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The making of Mojo, AR contact lenses that give your eyes superpowers

Using a display the size of a grain of sand to project images onto the retina, this startup could help everyone from firefighters to people with poor vision.

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Israeli tech exits jump 72% to record $21.74 billion in 2019, report says | The Times of Israel

In 2010-2019 there were 1,210 Israeli tech M&As and IPOs, for a total value of $111.29 billion, according to IVC-Meitar

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Apple to replace faulty Smart Battery Cases for iPhone XS, XS Max, XR

Apple launched a replacement program for defective Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. A problem involving batteries may sound alarming at it calls to mind exploding smartphones, but Apple clarified that the defects do not

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Hackers Are Abusing a Bug in Firefox to Take Over Computers

'We are aware of targeted attacks in the wild abusing this flaw,' Mozilla said in the advisory. It's not clear how the hackers were exploiting the bug, but they likely created a malicious website to trigger the flaw.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Water-from-air startup awarded Smart Home Mark of Excellence at CES Las Vegas

Recognition is for Watergen's GENNY water system for homes and office use; it generates water from air and cuts down on use of plastic water bottles

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The best (and strangest) new gadgets from CES 2020

We’ve picked out the star products and strangest new gadgets from the CES showfloor. If you’re in need of an affordable OLED, sit-down Segway or self-navigating suitcase, you’ve come to the right show report

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Mind-blowing Delta board shows 100 passengers personalized flight details at the same time

Delta Airlines is using Misapplied Sciences Parallel Reality tech to display flight information for up to 100 people on the same board, at the same time.

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TiVo gets into the streaming fight with the new $69 Stream 4K - The Verge

TiVo’s $69.99 TiVo Stream 4K is an HDMI dongle designed to compete with products like the Fire TV, Chromecast, or Roku Streaming Stick. It’ll rely on Sling TV for a DVR feature instead of traditional cable. Otherwise, it seems like a standard Android TV s

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Harvard Study: Israeli Startup's AI Tech Reduces Medical Errors, Can Save Millions | Health News

Israeli startup MedAware leverages big data and complex machine learning algorithms to analyze electronic medical records and detect and eliminate catastrophic medication errors.

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Here's what AI experts think will happen in 2020

It’s been another great year for robots. We didn’t quite figure out how to imbue them with human-level intelligence, but we gave it the old college try and came up with GPT-2 (the text generator so scary it gives Freddy Krueger nightmares) and the AI

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Celebrating a decade of life-changing Israeli inventions

From Waze to cancer-busting nano-ghost cells and 3-D printed hearts, The Times of Israel takes a dive into tech that helps us get where we're going and keeps us safe and healthy

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The 11 best apps for your new Mac - The Verge

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best software available for Apple’s Mac, from email and shortcut apps to window organizers and multimedia players. Airmail 3, Alfred, Bear, LastPass, Todoist, Tweetdeck, and VLC are just a handful of the apps that

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The 10 best apps for your new Windows PC

Anyone who has used Windows through more than one version knows that, no matter how many utilities Microsoft adds to its operating system, there are always apps and utilities that will enhance your use.

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A Twitter Bug Could Use Your Phone Number to Expose Personal Details | Digital Trends

A security researcher has revealed that it's possible to find phone numbers and match them to Twitter usernames, a security flaw that could leave millions of people's accounts exposed. The researcher said he'd already found the phone numbers of several hi

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Twitter blocks animated PNGs to keep trolls from using them to trigger seizures

Twitter will no longer animate PNG files after trolls hijacked the Epilepsy Foundation's handle and hashtags last month to send potentially seizure-inducing ima...

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More Bad News For Apple As New iPhone Design Exposed

Apple's iPhone 12 design appears to have leaked for the first time, and it's not good news.

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Facebook is building an operating system so it can ditch Android | TechCrunch

Facebook doesn’t want its hardware like Oculus or its augmented reality glasses to be at the mercy of Google because they rely on its Android operating system. That’s why Facebook has tasked Mark Lucovsky, a co-author of Microsoft’s Windows NT, with

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Twitter rolling out redesigned iPad interface with multiple columns, more

Twitter is rolling out an update to the official Twitter for iPad app that brings a much-needed interface redesign. With today’s update, Twitter for iPad now better takes advantage of the added screen real estate available on the iPad. As first noted by A

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Instagram now lets you upload multiple photos on one Story post with ‘layout’ feature

Instagram’s newest feature for Stories is called Layout and allows users to post multiple photos in one Story post. They can upload up to six images at once.

Business & Finance | Business

This new startup claims it will help you buy a home without a mortgage

Los Angeles-based investor-backed startup Fleq buys the house of a customer’s choice and sells it back to them in shares, piece-by-piece.

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Influencer marketing agencies prepare for the end of the Instagram like

With Instagram expected to soon remove Instagram likes, advertisers are doubling down on other ways to evaluate the reach of their influencers. Options include using technology or gaining access to the influencers' analytics data from a social network.

Gaming | Gaming

This might be the most puzzling PS5 leak yet – BGR

The PlayStation 5 won’t hit stores until late 2020 and Sony will unveil the console in February at best, according to a recent rumor. But we already know plenty of things about the PS5, especially when it comes to hardware and performance.

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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,

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

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.

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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

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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.

Business & Finance | Advertising/Marketing

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

Science & Technology | Social Media

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

Science & Technology | TECH

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

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

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

Science & Technology | Social Media

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

Science & Technology | Tech News

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.

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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