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How To Capture Horrible Quality Video on Audio Cassettes

Compared to the audio quality of digital files and CDs, analog cassette tape was kind of awful. And as YouTube’s Kris Slyka discovered, it’s an even worse medium for recording and playing back video, but quality issues don’t make Slyka’s clever hack of an

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel April 5 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 5 2020 The highlights include: Major advances in Israeli coronavirus testing and treatment solutions Bio-filter sticker gives extra protection to surgical masks. Israelis have donated millions to combat co

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How the cell phones of spring breakers who flouted coronavirus warnings were tracked - CNN

The Trump administration wants to use Americans' smartphone location data to help track and combat the spread of coronavirus. Now, a pair of US data companies are making a public pitch to show just how that kind of technology might work.

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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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CTECH – Daily Briefs on Technology, Science, Industry in Israel

CTECH – Daily Briefs on Technology, Science, Industry in Israel Can a two-day workweek eradicate coronavirus? Researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute developed a model that demonstrates that a weekly cycle of two workdays and five lockdown days

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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

Gaming | Gaming

PS5 and Xbox Series X hardware specifications compared

Sony and Microsoft have released full system specifications for the next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Here’s a breakdown of the details, and an explainer on what they mean for load times, 4K gaming, 8K, 120 Hz, HDMI 2.1, and other features.

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CTECH - Daily Briefs on Technology, Science, Industry in Israel

CTECH – Daily Briefs on Technology, Science, Industry in Israel As the number of domestic Covid-19 cases rises, Israel settles on economic support measures. Israel reported 3,865 confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday morning, 66 of them in serious o

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14 hidden iPhone and iPad gems: Screenshots, trackpad, better battery charging

Apple's lesser-known features like improved screenshots and a new volume indicator that make the iPhone and iPad infinitely appealing.

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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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Coronavirus news: Watch these spring breakers’ phone signals disperse across the US

As of Thursday evening, more than 86,000 cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in the US, per the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins University. That makes the US now the epicenter of what's become a global pandemic.

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Zoom Became the Most Important App in the Business World Overnight. Here Are 5 Reasons Why

Everyone is using the video conferencing platform right now. The reasons why are a lesson for every business.

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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

Science & Technology | Social Media

Instagram to remove coronavirus related content from recommendations

Facebook Inc's Instagram said on Tuesday it would remove coronavirus-related content and accounts from recommendations and its "explore" option, unless posted by or belonging to credible health organizations.

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The CDC launches a ‘coronavirus self-checker’ bot called Clara for people in the United States | TechCrunch

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention introduced a bot over the weekend to help people make decisions about what to do if they have potential symptoms of COVID-19. Called Clara, the “coronavirus self-checker” was created in partnership with

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Apple’s Siri voice assistant now provides coronavirus advice - The Verge

Apple has updated Siri to provide information to people who are concerned they have COVID-19. Users can ask the voice assistant "Do I have coronavirus?" and it will offer advice based on the severity of the symptoms.

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.

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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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Uber suspends shared rides in U.S. and Canada

Uber has suspended pooled rides in the U.S. and Canada due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

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6 Amazon Echo settings you won't regret changing

Whether you've had your Amazon Echo for days, months or years, you'll want to update these settings right now.

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iPhone 11 vs. iPhone 11 Pro: Important differences to help you decide which one to buy

We compare the specs and features of iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro to help you choose the best Apple phone.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel March 15, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 15, 2020 Although Israel has closed its international borders to counter the coronavirus, Israelis continue with their life-enhancing activities and innovative developments. These include medical breakthro

Business & Finance | Business

U.S. internet well-equipped to handle work from home surge

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. internet won’t get overloaded by spikes in traffic from the millions of Americans now working from home to discourage the spread of the new coronavirus, experts say. But...

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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.

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 | 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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Check out Spotify’s totally redesigned home screen

Spotify's massive redesign of its mobile app is rolling right along. On Monday, the music streamer announced an update to the app's home screen As part of Spotify's redesign, users will be greeted with an easier-to-use and more personalized mix of content

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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.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

GO Battle League Season 1: Everything You Need to Know | Pokemon GO Hub

Trainers, attention! The GO Battle League preseason is coming to an end, and Niantic has…

Business & Finance | Business

As coronavirus pandemic spreads, demand for remote-work startups spikes

As the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, spreads around the world, many companies are asking their staff to work from home. The boom in working remotely may prove temporary — even if the trend behind it is not — but having more staff operating aw

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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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Twitter starts testing its own version of Stories, called ‘Fleets,’ which disappear after 24 hours

Twitter is testing its own version of Stories. The company announced today it will begin to trial a new sharing format called “Fleets,” starting in Brazil, which will let users post ephemeral content to its social network for the first time. Unlike Tweets

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Facebook has a new tool to spot spammers, and it's already taken down billions of accounts

Even equipped with a brand-new, high-performance algorithm, Facebook is unsure that it will ever win the war against fake accounts.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Pinterest now showing custom search results for coronavirus to combat misinformation

Pinterest is introducing a "custom search experience" when you search for information about the coronavirus on the platform. The company also pledges that it will remove misleading and false information about the outbreak.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook pulls out of the SXSW conference citing coronavirus concerns

Facebook has pulled out of the SXSW conference in Austin, TX, due to concerns about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Facebook’s move follows Twitter, which announced today that it would be pulling out of the conference as well.

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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.

Science & Technology | Science

Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially This One Concept

It's hard living in a relativistic Universe, where even the nearest stars are so far away and the speed of light is absolute. It is little wonder then why science fiction franchises routinely employ FTL (Faster-than-Light) as a plot device.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel March 1, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 1, 2020 The coronavirus is currently one of the top “bad news” stories, but Israel is busy countering it – there are seven relevant articles in this week’s positive Israel newslette

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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

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook Messenger is getting a much simpler new design

Facebook Messenger is removing its Discover tab starting next week, TechCrunch reports, after pledging to do so in August of last year. The removal means chatbots and Instant Games are gone, making Messenger more streamlined and simple in the process.

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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.

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Inside the Seething Boardroom Drama That Poisoned HQ Trivia

The app was America’s favorite gameshow until a toxic culture and co-founder feuding drove it off the air. Now, the CEO wants to bring it back.

Gaming | Gaming

Sony’s PS5 design is still a mystery, but we really hope it’s something like this – BGR

Microsoft this week revealed even more details about its upcoming Xbox Series X console, just a few months after unveiling the Xbox Series X name and design. Sony, on the other hand, doesn’t seem as ready to make any PS5 announcements of its own.

Science & Technology | Social Media

LinkedIn is testing Snapchat-like stories because that’s the world we live in now

LinkedIn is testing adding stories to its app (just like Instagram and Snapchat), in an effort to offer more "casual" business conversations.

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When that ‘AI company’ isn’t really an AI company | TechCrunch

Artificial intelligence is one of the most important fields in technology right now, which makes it ripe for buzzword-savvy startups to leverage for attention. But while machine learning and related technologies are now frequently employed, it’s less comm

Science & Technology | TECH

10 Simple Tricks for Charging Your Smartphone Faster

If your phone battery is in the dangerous zone, use these tricks to get it back up to full power as fast as possible.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli startups are greasing the wheels of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

How did a tiny country without a significant manufacturing sector become so important to the Fourth Industrial Revolution – and how will that help us all?

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How to mute a single word on Twitter - The Verge

While most of us are aware that we can mute conversations or other accounts on Twitter, you can also mute a specific word. You can do it straight from a tweet using your iPhone, or from settings using an Android phone or desktop.

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22 New Features & Changes for iPhone in iOS 13.4

So far, iOS 13's major point updates have all been pretty exciting for iPhone. We've seen iOS 13.1, 13.2, and 13.3 come and go, offering more than 60 new features and changes combined to that very first version of iOS 13. While iOS 13.3.1 was a minor upda

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will pay users for submitting their voice recordings - TechSpot

It seems pretty much every big company, including Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft, has been listening to and transcribing users’ voice recordings without their consent. It’s a way to improve speech recognition systems, but many customers were ang

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

Why Dropbox shares are soaring after it reported earnings | TechCrunch

While the broader SaaS category has seen huge valuation gains in recent quarters, Dropbox has not. But perhaps the environment is changing for the company with its latest results.

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How ‘The Mandalorian’ and ILM invisibly reinvented film and TV production | TechCrunch

“The Mandalorian” was a pretty good show. On that most people seem to agree. But while a successful live-action Star Wars TV series is important in its own right, the way this particular show was made represents a far greater change, perhaps the most impo

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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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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.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek's transporters would be a menace to society, science says

Could elements of this imagined future in Star Trek be horrors in disguise? No, we're not talking about Klingon cuisine. We're talking about transporters.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

The top 10 tech trends for 2020 - ISRAEL21c

What sectors will be disruptive and actionable in the coming year? OurCrowd experts share predictions and name Israeli firms advancing these fields.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook is testing tabs to organize your News Feed

Facebook caused a lot of hullabaloo when it changed the News Feed from chronological order to an algorithmic ranking, and some people will never get over it. While you can still sort your feed by ‘Most Recent,’ the option is currently buried in the sideba

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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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10 Tips for Mastering Apple Calendar

Whether you use Apple Calendar on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad, these simple tricks can make your life more efficient, productive, and organized.

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Apple Music now groups different versions of the same albums - The Verge

Apple Music has tweaked the way it organizes different versions of the same album. Now, if you tap on an album in Apple Music, any alternate versions will appear below the tracklist in a section called "Other Versions."

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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.

Gaming | Gaming

Which Is Better: Xbox One or PlayStation 4?

We break down the differences between the PS4 and Xbox One, and help you decide which model of each console is best for you.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 16, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 16, 2020 This week’s newsletter is full of examples of Israeli individuals and innovations going above and beyond what previously was imaginable. Controlling a single cell, decoding brain signals and

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...

Gaming | Gaming

Report: The PS5 is so expensive to make, Sony may sell it at a loss

The PS5 reportedly costs as much as $450 a unit to make, due to hardware costs. If it wants to compete with Xbox, Sony may have to sell it for less.

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If Apple’s 5G iPhone plans are still fluid, it’s in for quite a ride

A new report claims that Apple's still tinkering with antenna options for its 5G iPhones, which if accurate could lead to last-minute cellular speed issues.

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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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Uber goes old-school with telephone bookings in the U.S.

Uber is best known as a smartphone-native platform for hailing private cars, but it's going old-school by embracing telephone bookings in the U.S.

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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

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

Business & Finance | Business

Is Venture Capital Worth the Risk?  | The New Yorker

Nathan Heller on how the industry shaped the past decade and could destroy the next one.

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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 Week's Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 9, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 9, 2020 The highlights include: A new treatment may be a future cure for Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. Microsoft Israel is developing an app to help patients find clinical trials. WIZO celebrates

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Trump said to propose roughly $3 billion NASA budget boost for 2021 – TechCrunch

President Donald Trump is set to request a budget of $25.6 billion for NASA for its fiscal 2021 operating year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. It’s looking for nearly $3 billion more than the $22.6 billion NASA had for its current fisca

Politics | The China Threat

AG Barr Highlights Greatest Threat To U.S.: ‘Should Vastly Outweigh All Other’ Priorities | The Daily Wire

Attorney General William Barr sounded the alarm to the greatest threat facing the United States on Thursday during a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, saying that few are aware of the repercussions of China’s rapid advanc

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 | Technology

Google Maps is getting a big new update on iPhone and Android — here’s what’s new

The Google Maps app for iPhone and Android is getting a big new update with an easier design, more information on public transit and an updated augmented reality option.

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

5 Technology Tools to Help Your Sales Process | Inc.

Salespeople and teams should learn how to increase sales and revenue by using technology to augment their efforts.

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Google knows what you look like. Here's what it means and how to opt out - CNET

Google's Face Match technology isn't everywhere yet, but it's always looking. Find out what's happening with your face data and what you can do to stop it.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

As threats grow, NYC launches $100 million Israeli-run cybersecurity hub | The Times of Israel

City picks Jerusalem Venture Partners to manage new tech hub in downtown Manhattan, with hopes to create thousands of jobs to boost online security for companies and individuals

Science & Technology | Technology

Web scraping is now legal - Towards Data Science

In late 2019, the US Court of Appeals denied LinkedIn’s request to prevent HiQ, an analytics company, from scraping its data. The decision was a historic moment in the data privacy and data…

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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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Why Google Assistant supports so many more languages than Siri, Alexa, Bixby, and Cortana | VentureBeat

Google's creativity in voice R&D has helped the company push ahead of its competitors in the virtual voice assistant space.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

2020 Lunar New Year Lucky Trade Odds are around 9% now | Pokemon GO Hub

The Silph Science group reported that Lucky Trade chances for newly caught Pokémon have been…

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 26, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 26, 2020 The highlights include: A new Israeli treatment could be a cure for Type 2 diabetes. An Israeli wristband device treats irregular heartbeats. A government leadership program for children of Israeli

Science & Technology | Technology

Sprint Will Fix the Cracked Screen on Your Samsung Galaxy for $49—Even if They're Not Your Carrier

The cell phone service provider is looking to stir up some goodwill with a screen repair program open to anyone.

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.

Gaming | Gaming

Sony just announced a great new PS5 feature, but it was hidden in a cryptic message

There’s no doubt about it, the PlayStation 5 is one of the most exciting products launching this year. Microsoft is also launching a brand new console this holiday season, but the PS5 is easily getting more attention than the Xbox Series X, and things m

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How to secure your WhatsApp account from social hacking

It’s easy to secure your WhatsApp account with a six-digit PIN, so we’d suggest setting one up as soon as you get the chance. Then, if your SMS code ever falls into the wrong hands, they won’t be able to sign in to your account.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli defense firm Elbit debuts system for firefighting from high altitude

'HyDrop' technology allows for aerial sorties at night, works with cargo planes and helicopters and is safer for pilots, company says

Science & Technology | TECH

Google finds Apple Safari anti-tracking feature actually enabled tracking

Apple's Intelligent Tracking Prevention technology posed risks to privacy and security, a research paper concluded.

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6 clever Gmail tricks to cut down on regret, frustration and spam

Gmail can help you keep both your inbox and your reputation clean by giving you control over what goes out and what comes in to your Gmail account.

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7 paid iPhone apps on sale for free on January 20th – BGR

We started our week off by digging through hundreds of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale. Want to know why? It's so that you don't have to. We did all the hard work for you and came up with a list of the seven best premium iOS apps that are all available

Gaming | Gaming

PS5 launch timing was just leaked by a big game developer – BGR

Sony confirmed a few days ago that it would not attend E3 2020 even though this is the PlayStation 5’s launch year, the company practically confirmed that the PS5 will be unveiled soon at a dedicated event.

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Apple's Siri Told iPhone Users That Israel Is A 'Zionist Occupation State' After A Wikipedia Hack | The Daily Wire

Apple’s voice assistant, Siri, told users Sunday night that Israeli president Reuven Rivlin “is the President of the Zionist occupation state,” following a hack into Rivlin’s Wikipedia page. Once one user discovered the shocking re

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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.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

'Remarkable' Mathematical Proof Describes How to Solve Seemingly Impossible Computing Problem

You enter a cave. At the end of a dark corridor, you encounter a pair of sealed chambers. Inside each chamber is an all-knowing wizard. The prophecy says that with these oracles’ help, you can learn the answers to unanswerable problems. But there’s a catc

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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

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 | Tech

Browser benchmark battle January 2020: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Edge vs. Brave | VentureBeat

What's the best browser for Windows 10? We ran eight browser benchmarks on Chrome 79, Firefox 72, Edge 79, and Brave 1.2 to find out.

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

Miscellaneous | Opinion

| Why Self-Driving Cars Won't Fix Our Transportation Woes

article by Cameron Roberts  It’s 2035, and you’re going to a movie. As you walk out the door, you reach for your phone instead of the car keys because you don’t have a car. Instead, you’ve ordered your ride to come to you. The car that arrives ha

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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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An Apple store Genius shows how the iPad Pro can't replace a PC

Is this truly the post-PC era? The evidence of this man's Apple store visit suggests it hasn't quite arrived yet.

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WhatsApp hidden features: Five tricks that you must know

WhatsApp keeps adding a bevy of features and updates to provide its customers with a smooth messaging experience.Here are some of the best and lesser-known features that you should try out now

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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

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

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Hate to Watch a Movie That Involves a Sad Dog Plot? This Website Can Warn You Ahead of Time

Nothing ruins movie night faster than seeing a fictitious animal harmed. Now you can screen movies and television to make sure the good boy lives.

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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 | 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 | Tech

CES 2020: checking in with 2019’s best tech one year later - The Verge

Each and every CES, technology companies pull out all the stops to show off the boldest, most outlandish, and experimental products, from Sony’s MicroLED TVs to experimental gaming products from Alienware, Asus, and Razer. That’s why we at The Verge feel

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 | Israeli Innovation

As Year Turns, 'Top Nine' Instagram Collage App, Developed by Israeli, Hits #1 in US Store

‘Top Nine’ is listed in the app store. Photo: Courtesy of Beta Labs. From classmates and coworkers to the Kardashians, …

News | That's News to Me

President Trump Has Signed a Law to Reduce Robocalls. What Does It Mean For Your Phone?

The measure should help reduce the torrent of unwanted calls, though it won't make them all disappear

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

2010-2019: Highlights From A Decade Of World-Changing Israeli Innovations

The past 10 years brought new apps, devices and a huge rise in social media use. It brought better mobile connectivity, AI, cloud computing, hardware innovations, autonomous vehicles, and so much more

Science & Technology | Social Media

How social media has changed in the past decade, according to its influencers

From Jake Paul to iJustine and Nerd City, NBC News spoke with more than half a dozen content creators about how the last decade of internet culture has evolved.

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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 11 Best Gadgets of 2019 to Get You Excited About 2020

We’re in a pretty stable place right now when it comes to gadgets. For the most part, we’re currently stuck in a cycle of continuous, minute iterations to the same ol’ tech and it’s hard to get excited about that. But the gadgets below didn’t just end up

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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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25 Tech Predictions for 2020 | Inc.

The year 2020 opens a new decade and much will be different, relative to ten years ago. Here are more than two dozen predictions about what to expect, according to industry experts and executives.

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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

Travel | Travel

9 tips for capturing amazing vacation photos with your new phone

Armed with these tips and techniques, you can confidently leave your "real" camera at home.

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...

Advice & Self-Help | Tips & Tricks

Need to Renew Your Passport in 24 Hours? There’s an App for That

The Mobile Passport app is teaming up with RushMyPassport to deliver you a fresh passport without all the hassle and confusion.

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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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The Most Useful Gadgets of 2019 | ZDNet

Usually these end of year gadget listings are dominated by expensive items such as smartphones and monster desktop PCs. This listing is different.

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Apple Music vs. Spotify: Which service is the streaming king?

Spotify is the undisputed king of on-demand music streaming. But Apple Music, now the most popular service in the United States, is hot on its heels. In our Apple Music versus Spotify showdown, we lay out the differences between these streaming behemoths

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Buddy Adventure Guide: Everything you need to know | Pokemon GO Hub

Buddy Adventure is a new Pokémon GO feature that allows players to become best buddies…