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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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New flaws in 4G, 5G allow attackers to intercept calls and track phone locations | TechCrunch

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New Apple rumor is every fan's dream come true

Apple will launch a ton of new gear this year, a new report claims. And some of it has been on our wish list for a long, long time.

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Windows 10 2020 Update Is Available For Insiders Who Skip Ahead | Digital Trends

An update to Windows 10 that won't be released to the wider user base until 2020 is now available for testing even though the late-2019 update hasn't been released to Windows Insiders yet. It reportedly requires a longer lead time for testing, which may h

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The Trump administration is trying to give AI a boost in the US

The order is designed to protect American technology, national security, privacy and values when it comes to artificial intelligence.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel Launches $4M Environmental Tech Innovation Lab | News Brief

The new project is aimed at supporting environmental protection and sustainability initiatives.

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5G vs. LTE: What’s the difference, and does it matter?

If you're uncertain what the difference between 5G, LTE, and 4G is, then you're not alone. As 5G networks begin to roll out there's a lot of confusion about what the different terms and technologies mean. We explain the differences between

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5 new features Twitter is testing in its iOS app

Twitter has been quietly testing improvements to night mode, encrypted direct messages, and new ways to use GIFs, according to new screenshots.

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Skype can now blur the background during video calls

Thanks to the rise of WhatsApp and other free calling and messaging apps, Skype is no longer the go-to service it once was for many people. But the company just added a new feature which might raise its appeal among users. The Microsoft-owned serviceR

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Account linking could make Instagram the heir to Facebook Login

Teens’ aversion to Facebook jeopardizes not only the company’s feed ad revenue, but its dominance as an identity provider. The Facebook Login platform keeps people tied to the social network in order to easily access other apps without a separ

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Twitter bug makes it look like random retweets are appearing in your timeline | TechCrunch

A number of Twitter users have been complaining that tweets that were retweeted by people they don’t follow are now showing in their timeline. The issue, thankfully, is not related to a new Twitter algorithm or recommendation system, as some had feared.

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Apple iOS 12.1.4 Release: It's A Big One

Apple iOS 12.1.4 has appeared and iPhone owners must install this essential upgrade...

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Instagram outage forces millions to look directly at the world for nearly half an hour

Photo-sharing app and social network Instagram was briefly taken offline on Monday afternoon, causing nothing of consequence to occur other than a brief respite from one source of the constant deluge of inconsequential information to which we all voluntar

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Exclusive: Snapchat weighs what was once unthinkable

Snap Inc is considering changes to its Snapchat app, known for disappearing phot...

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This Chrome extension blocks distracting sites like Facebook and YouTube

How much extra work could you get done over the course of a day if you had an assistant looking over your shoulder, shooing you away from the biggest time-sucks of the Internet like Facebook and Yo…

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Advocacy groups are pushing the FTC to break up Facebook - The Verge

Today, advocacy groups are calling for Facebook to be broken up as a result of its Cambridge Analytica scandal, subsequent privacy violations, and repeated consumer data breaches.

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Amazon is testing Scout, a delivery robot, near Seattle | VentureBeat

Amazon today unveilved the Scout delivery robot, which will make delivery to Prime customers in testing north of Seattle.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel surges to take fifth place in new Bloomberg Innovation Index | The Times of Israel

Startup Nation leaps up five places in 2019 ranking of most innovative countries, coming in above Singapore, Sweden, the US and Japan, but trailing top 2 South Korea and Germany

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Twitter starts rolling out simplified web interface to some users

Twitter is starting to deploy a revamped web client that's simpler to look at and promises tweaks like an emoji button and a revised trending section.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

To measure and track pain, Israeli duo develops ‘objective’ monitor

Yariv Adan, lead user-tester of wristband sensor and app he created with Assaf Ariel, hopes their product will help improve treatment for millions by quantifying the unquantifiable

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Goodbye old friend: Microsoft to end support for Windows 7 in one year

It’s not surprising to see PC users running an old version of Windows. Whether they refuse to switch to Windows 10’s service model or their IT department is lazy, it’s still pretty common to see PC’s running Windows 7. It might be a good time to m

Entertainment | Movies & Other Stuff

NBCUniversal announces streaming service that will be free to paid TV subscribers

NBCUniversal is joining the long list of media giants looking to compete with Netflix. The company today announced plans to launch its own streaming service service in early 2020. The still-unnamed service will include advertising and will be available at

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AT&T is cutting off all location-data sharing ties in March

After senators called the practice an invasion of privacy, the mobile carrier is ending the service.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli company leads flying car ‘buzz’ ahead of major tech show

NFT Inc. is aiming for the Model T of flying cars and their prototype, which will be able to take off or land vertically and fly on auto-pilot, will be unveiled in Las Vegas

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Photos unlock 40% of Android phones with face recognition

Dutch non-profit Consumentenbond has worked with international partners to conduct an audit of 110 smartphones with facial recognition. Spoiler alert: 42 of them were unlocked with the kind of photo you’d find on social media or capture on security cams

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The Very Slow Movie Player shows a film over an entire year

It seems someone took Every Frame a Painting literally: The Very Slow Movie Player is a device that turns cinema into wallpaper, advancing the image by a single second every hour. The result is an interesting household object that makes something new of e

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Husband-and-wife duo sets sights on flying cars over San Francisco next year

New Future Transportation (NFT) is developing an electric car prototype with wings that aims to solve congestion and also be affordable at $50,000

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AT&T to Begin Tricking Customers into Thinking They Have 5G Service

When really all they're getting is 4G with a sneaky new logo.

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[Best of 2018] IBM proved quantum computers can do things impossible for classical ones

The debate over whether quantum computers will ever be able to do anything better than classical ones is over. A team of researchers just proved they can.

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Apple Accidentally Reveals Radical New iPhone

Apple has revealed ambitious plans to redesign its new iPhones...

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Intel prepares to expand manufacturing in Israel as part of global plan | The Times of Israel

Multi-year construction activities to expand manufacturing sites in the US, Ireland and Israel are expected to begin in 2019, tech giant says

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli test-tube steak smells real, feels real… and may even be kosher

Startup Aleph Farms Ltd. reproduces cells, creating first lab-made steak; it will take a few years until it makes its way to our plates

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Confronting Facebook's Growing Pains

It is not that Facebook wants to promote poisonous material, but its system is designed in a manner that is allowing it to happen.

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Facebook is ending forced arbitration for sexual harassment complaints - The Verge

Facebook is ending the controversial practice of mandatory arbitration for sexual harassment claims, following protests over such policies at Google, which ended them earlier this week.

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Here’s what Samsung’s whacky folding phone looks like in action

As rumored, Samsung showed off a prototype of a folding display today. Folded, it’s a smartphone. Unfolded, it’s a tablet. Neat! Less neat: the company sort of went out of its way to not really show very much. A prototype was on stage for abou

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Tel Aviv Based Do it yourself car-maintenance software firm eyes potential of self-driving cars | The Times of Israel

Tel Aviv-based Engie releases its Fleet app, to help car fleet operators, including rental and leasing companies, keep tabs on their vehicles

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Australian-Israeli startup creates water-based fuel for electric vehicles

Electriq~Global presents technology at Tel Aviv's Smart Mobility Summit; touts zero emissions, longer range and lower price

Science & Technology | Tech News

Here’s everything Apple announced today at its big hardware event | TechCrunch

From new iPads to new MacBook Airs, Apple had a bunch of hardware refreshes to debut this morning. Here’s everything they showed off. New MacBook Air The MacBook Air is, at last, getting a Retina display. Roughly six years after the MacBook Pro went hig

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MacBook Air: The Best and Worst Features | Digital Trends

Apple has announced a new MacBook Air today, bringing an update that we've been anticipating for many years. Here are three things we really like about what Apple has delivered, and two things we're less excited about, including the high price t

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Startup's Drone, AR Tech Proves Critical For Rescue Missions After Hurricanes | Technology News

Edgybees provides a real-time platform that uses 3D mapping, data, and live video from drones and other aerial platforms to help lead rescue efforts in public safety situations and natural disasters.

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Yikes! Online phishing attacks up 297% over last year

An online investigation revealed that phishing attacks are up 297 percent. Scammers using social media and online retailers to get access information

Business & Finance | Business

Teamable, the Tinder for hiring, raises $5M and acquires Simppler | TechCrunch

Teamable, a provider of hiring software that leverages employees’ social networks, has brought in $5 million from new investor Foundation Capital and existing backers True Ventures and SaaStr Fund. The startup also announced its acquisition of Simppler�

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Google Home Hub review: Basic by design

Google's Home Hub is designed to blend into its surroundings and can change color through an RGB sensor. Beyond that, it offers fairly mediocre performance.

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Apple launched a new privacy website that lets you find all the data the company has on you

Apple's privacy website relaunch is another step in the company's bid to differentiate its brand as one that avoids dealing in the sale of personal information of its customers. 

Gaming | Gaming

Analogue announces Mega Sg console for playing Sega cartridges - 9to5Toys

Analogue's latest console will play over 2,000 original cartridges that were made for Sega Genesis, Mega Drive, and Master System.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will delete posts that spread voting misinformation this election

Facebook today announced it’s tackling the most basic form of fake news to circulate around the time of an election: Voter misinformation and anything that might keep users away from the voting booths this fall. Specifically, the company revealed it wou

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli app seeks to create video trail to nail reckless drivers

Jerusalem-based Comroads sets up a pilot app to create social network for drivers to share 'vital video evidence' of car accidents

Business & Finance | Business

San Diego matures as a tech hub

San Diego's status as a tech hub is becoming increasingly important, with a growing pool of engineers and a surge in VC investments.

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What I learned by bringing down LinkedIn.com

After a few months working at LinkedIn, I was starting to feel comfortable in my role as a Site Reliability Engineer. And then "the incident" happened.

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How Much Do YouTubers Make? Revenue Streams and Top Performers

There's big money in the YouTube video market, but it's not so easy to crack the cash code online.

Science & Technology | Social Media

YouTube Stars Accused of Profiting Off Fans' Depression - The Atlantic

Viewers are outraged that some of the site’s biggest celebrities have partnered with a controversial online counseling service.

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Facebook removes over 550 Pages, 250 accounts in latest spam purge ahead of US midterms

The hundreds of bad accounts were removed for breaking the site's rules for "spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior."

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Three Israeli Firms Among TIME Magazine's 50 'Genius Companies' For 2018

Workspace giant WeWork, water testing company Lishtot, and AI radiology startup Aidoc were selected by the esteemed American magazine among global giants such as Nike, Amazon, Apple, and Disney. | NoCamels

Business & Finance | Business

The End of Snap and Tesla – No Mercy / No Malice

Snap and Tesla were sold this week. They just don’t know it yet.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple reportedly plans to give away its TV content, because that worked well with U2

Apple has answered two questions in one day, or rather a CNBC report citing someone within the company has. Why are the shows it's planning so allegedly boring? And what does it plan to do to get a foot in the door in an increasingly competitive stre

Science & Technology | Social Media

Google+ to shut down after coverup of data-exposing bug

Google is about to have its Cambridge Analytica moment. A security bug allowed third-party developers to access Google+ user profile data since 2015 until Google discovered and patched it in March, but decided not to inform the world. When a user gave per

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook, the Company That Keeps Selling and Losing Your Data, Wants to Put a Camera in Your Home

Facebook Portal (and a larger model, Portal Plus) is an in-home smart display designed for video chatting, better known as the worst part of the Jetsons' vision of the future.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook, are you kidding? | TechCrunch

Facebook is making a video camera. The company wants you to take it home, gaze into its single roving-yet-unblinking eye and speak private thoughts to your loved ones into its many-eared panel. The thing is called Portal and it wants to live on your kitch

Business & Finance | Business

The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens

If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. These venture capitalists think the same forces that have transformed transportation, media, retail and logistics will als