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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

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Politics | Censorship

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Politics | Censorship

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Science & Technology | Tech

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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.

Science & Technology | Tech News

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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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.

Science & Technology | Tech

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

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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

Science & Technology | Social Media

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.

Science & Technology | Technology

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.

News | News

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

Science & Technology | Technology

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.

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

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.

Science & Technology | Tech

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.

Science & Technology | Tech

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.

Science & Technology | Technology

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.

Science & Technology | Technology

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.

Science & Technology | Technology

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.

Science & Technology | Tech News

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.

Science & Technology | Tech

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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.

Science & Technology | Technology

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...

Science & Technology | Social Media

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

Science & Technology | Tech News

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

Science & Technology | Social Media

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.

Science & Technology | ISRAELI TECH

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.

Science & Technology | Technology

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

Science & Technology | Apps I Like

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.

Science & Technology | Tech

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.

Gaming | Gaming

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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.

News | News

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.

News | Israel Around The World

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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.

Science & Technology | Tech

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…

Science & Technology | Technology

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.

Science & Technology | Technology

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.

Science & Technology | Technology

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

Science & Technology | Tech News

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.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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

Science & Technology | Tech News

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

Travel | Travel

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.

Science & Technology | Tech News

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

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

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

Science & Technology | Tech News

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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.

Science & Technology | Technology

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

Science & Technology | Social Media

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...

Science & Technology | Tech News

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.

Science & Technology | Tech News

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

Science & Technology | Social Media

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.

Science & Technology | Tech

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.