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Science & Technology | Tech

Apple Watch Series 6 review – TechCrunch

When it comes to smartwatches, it’s Apple against the world. It’s not that there aren’t plenty of other products to choose from — it’s more that the company has just utterly dominated the space to such a point that any other device is relegated

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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.

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How to make the most of iOS 14 widgets and iPhone home screen customization | TechCrunch

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Music | Music

iOS 14.2 beta adds new Control Center toggle for built-in Shazam music recognition

Apple released the surprise first beta of iOS 14.2 to developers, just one day after iOS 14 was released to the general public. One of the new changes in iOS 14.2 is a brand new Shazam toggle that can be added to Control Center. To add the new Shazam musi

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-

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Apple’s new App Store rules carve out loopholes for xCloud, Stadia, and more - The Verge

Apple has updated its App Store Review Guidelines, adding new clarifications as to whether streaming game services like xCloud and Stadia are allowed, along with new rules for in-app purchases for email services like Hey and digital fitness classes.

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The 11 Best New Features in Android 11

Google's newest version of its mobile operating system adds small but helpful improvements. If you have a Pixel phone, you can download it today.

Science & Technology | Tech News

An Air Force One that flies at five times the speed of sound?

US aviation start-ups Exosonic and Hermeus have been awarded contracts to develop supersonic and hypersonic planes that could be used as Air Force One

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 6, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 6, 2020 There have been many Israeli successes to celebrate since my last newsletter. More countries are adopting Israeli life-saving medical innovations to treat Covid-19, burns, smoking addiction and to

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Peloton said to be launching new, cheaper treadmill and higher-end stationary smart bike | TechCrunch

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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.

Science & Technology | Tech

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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How to Create HTML Email and Send it with the Mac Mail App

In this Rocket Yard tutorial, we show you several ways to design an HTML email, then let you in on the secret of how to send those emails from the Mac Mail app.

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Apple Accidentally Approved Malware to Run on MacOS | WIRED

The ubiquitous Shlayer adware has picked up a new trick, slipping past Cupertino's “notarization” defenses for the first time.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Mega Charizard Y Raid Guide | Pokemon GO Hub

The best counters to tackle the new Mega Pokémon raids. This guide will help you build the optimal team for Mega Charizard Y.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Mega Charizard X Raid Guide | Pokemon GO Hub

The best counters for the new Mega Raids. This guide will help you build your best counter team for Mega Charizard X.

Science & Technology | Tech

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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iOS 14: Facebook’s Apple Nightmare Keeps Getting Worse

Soon-to-launch iOS 14 is a momentous leap for iPhone privacy, but this week Facebook confirmed its Apple nightmare was even worse than previously thought.

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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

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Mega Evolutions in Pokémon GO

Unlike regular evolving, which is permanent, Mega Evolving temporarily transforms your Pokémon, changing their appearance, improving their performance in battle through a significant boost...

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 | Cool Stuff

Breakthrough extends quantum state stability by 10,000 times

Scientists in Chicago have developed a way to keep quantum states operating for longer periods of time -- a breakthrough that could accelerate the development of quantum communication, computing and sensing.

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.

Science & Technology | Tech

Google is turning Android Phones into seismometers

Google is launching a handful of new Android features today that don’t really have a lot in common but that are all interesting in their own right. There are updates to Android Auto and Android’s emergency location service, new accessibility features than

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter testing quote tweet counts, formerly known as retweets with comments - The Verge

Twitter is testing some new language on tweet metrics, making quotes (also known as retweets with comments) visible on each tweet, the company confirmed.

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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.

Business & Finance | Business

Judge says Uber, Lyft preliminary injunction ruling to come in ‘a matter of days’ | TechCrunch

California Superior Court Judge Ethan P. Schulman heard arguments from Uber and Lyft, as well as lawyers representing the people of California regarding the request for a preliminary injunction that seeks to force Uber and Lyft to immediately reclassify t

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Go Retro with Macintosh.js

Thanks to developer Felix Rieseberg, you can run a full-blown version of Mac OS 8 on a virtual 1991 Mac Quadra 900 on your current Mac. And why wouldn't you?

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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.

Science & Technology | Social Media

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 | Technology

Apple beats on earnings and announces stock split, sending shares toward record high - MarketWatch

Apple Inc. brushed off the COVID-19 crisis to report record June-quarter results that came in ahead of expectations, and the company said in plans to split...

Science & Technology | Computer & Coding Tips

How to Build a Personal Dev Server on a $5 Raspberry Pi

Build a personal dev server by installing Git, Node.js, Rust, and Docker on Raspberry Pi! The cheapest option costs just $5. Learn how you can get a starter kit ($25) for free.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Niantic Shares details on Level 50 and Mega evolution | Pokemon GO Hub

Hello Trainers, Niantic has recently published a video interview with Matthew Slemon who is the Lead Product Manager for Pokémon Go.  Essentially, Matthew’s team is in charge of the roadmap for Pokémon Go.  He shared some interesting information about the

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Spotify’s new party mode feature, ‘Group Session,’ goes remote | TechCrunch

Spotify announced today it’s updating its recently launched shared-queue feature, Group Session, to support remote usage.  Essentially a “party mode,” the feature first debuted in May, offering a way for participants contribute to a collaborative playlist

Science & Technology | Technology

10 social media mistakes and how to avoid them

Learn how to sidestep common social media mistakes when using popular platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to grow your business.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

At Pokémon Go Fest 2020, millions of players caught nearly a billion Pokémon | VentureBeat

Niantic announced that Pokémon Go Fest 2020 drew millions of players who caught nearly a billion Pokémon over the weekend.

Science & Technology | Technology

Reduce PDF File Size and Control Quality for FREE in macOS

You have a high-resolution multi-page PDF document, but its file size is too large to share easily. How do you reduce the file size before you send it off?

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.

Entertainment | Entertainment

Apple eyes new streaming strategy after Tom Hanks drama breaks records

World War II epic ‘Greyhound’ gave Apple TV Plus its first bona fide hit. Now executives are looking to double down, insiders say, finally making Cupertino a player in the streaming wars.

Science & Technology | Tech

Rapid Prototyping to Speed Up Developing Your Startup App Idea

Prototyping can de-risk product development by providing entrepreneurs with key insights to build an app that customers need and will buy.

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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iOS 14: Here’s an early look at how you’ll be able to change default apps - 9to5Mac

One of the new and most awaited features of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 is the option to change the default browser and email apps. Users will have to wait until developers update their apps to be compatible with iOS 14 in order to set them as default apps. Howe

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Apple dedicates Apple․com homepage to late congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis

Apple has updated the homepage for Apple․com this weekend to honor Congressman John Lewis, who passed away on Friday at 80 years old. Apple’s new homepage foregoes all product promotion, instead showing a picture of Congressman Lewis alongside one of his

Business & Finance | Business & Finance

AI tool lets startups determine the value of their e-commerce business in 24 hours for free - TechRepublic

Valuation was developed by the co-founder of alternative capital firm Clearbanc, who spent six years on the Canadian version of "Shark Tank."

Business & Finance | Business

6 Ways to Improve Your Small Business SEO in 2020

Small businesses face immense competition from established brands, but there's still plenty you can do to boost your SEO without substantial funds.

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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.

Science & Technology | Tech News

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

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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 ...

Science & Technology | Tech News

COVID-KG uses AI to scan thousands of studies to answer doctors' coronavirus questions | VentureBeat

In a new paper, researchers from Columbia, Brandeis, Darpa, UCLA, UIUC, and elsewhere describe an AI framework that answers questions about COVID-19.

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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 | Science & Technology

The Best Drawing Apps for the iPad Pro | Digital Trends

The best drawing apps for the iPad Pro turn Apple's tablet into an artist's canvas. Here are some of our favorite drawing apps for both artists and hobbyists.

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The Reason Apple iPads Don't Have Calculators

Apple's iPad is a versatile computing device that has pretty much anything a user could ever want—except a standard calculator. Here's why.

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No charger or EarPods with iPhone 12, confirms reliable leaker - 9to5Mac

A leaker with a solid track-record has backed reports that the iPhone 12 will ship with no charger or EarPods, reducing costs for Apple and enabling ...

Health & Fitness | Health

N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks | | Blogs | CDC

CDC - Blogs - NIOSH Science Blog – N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks -

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6 truths about your phone's battery life: All about overcharging, overheating, fast charging

What does a fast charger do to your phone's battery over time? How can you help extend your battery's life? We spoke to experts. Here's what we learned.

Business & Finance | Business

Microsoft is closing all of its retail stores for good | TechCrunch

As other retailers begin the slow, cautious move to reopen, Microsoft has announced that it will be permanently shutting down the vast majority of its retail stores. There are some exceptions, including flagships in urban hubs including London, New York C

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Former Intel engineer reveals the truth about the Mac’s switch to Apple Silicon

Apple’s long-rumored switch from Intel chips to Apple Silicon is the biggest Mac shake-up in years. Now, an Intel engineer has revealed exactly why it happened.

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

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple Silicon Macs ditch startup key combos, alter Target Disk Mode | Appleinsider

Apple Silicon Macs are changing some long-time user interface methods, and startup key combinations for restore or Target Disk Mode have been significantly changed.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

How to Achieve Greatness in the GO Battle League | Pokemon GO Hub

Want to make it to the top in GO Battle League by achieving rank 10? Find out here with our advanced list of tips and tricks that will boost your rank.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Data miners discover more information on the Team Go Rocket Balloons | Pokemon GO Hub

Hello Trainers, the PokeMiners have come through with some more details on the Team Go Rocket balloon, and how it functions. Let’s have a look! Previous data mining article: Pokémon GO 0.179.0 APK Breakdown: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Team

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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.

Science & Technology | Technology

Jason Calacanis Urges Users to Quit Facebook and Instagram, Says He'll Fund Alternative

"I'm gonna fund folks to replace both platforms," tech investor tweeted Sunday evening

Science & Technology | Technology

Apple will soon let developers challenge App Store rules | TechCrunch

Apple has announced an upcoming change to App Store rules that could mark a major shift in how the marketplace operates. Developers will soon be able to challenge not just the rejection of an app, but the rule that prompted that rejection. Bug fixes will

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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.

Science & Technology | Technology

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

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Mega evolution is coming to Pokémon Go - Polygon

Mega evolution is finally coming to Pokémon Go in 2020, which will inevitably make sweeping changes to the meta.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter starts rolling out audio tweets on iOS

Twitter has announced a new feature that lets users attach audio snippets to their tweets. Audio tweets are available first on iOS "for a limited group of people" but will become available to all iOS Twitter users over the next few weeks.

Science & Technology | Tech

Adobe Flash will finally die on December 31, 2020

There was a time when Flash made the web a more vibrant and fun place by providing easy access to games and video content. There was even a brief time

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

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Niantic Provides guidelines for Pokéstop scanning | Pokemon GO Hub

Hello Trainers!! With the official announcement in late May that Pokéstop scanning was coming to Pokémon Go there have been a lot of questions about the process and how it works. Pushed Image for the Pokéstop scanning tutorial courtesy the PokeMiners User

Science & Technology | Science

You Can Get up Close to This Coronavirus—It's Made of Glass | WIRED

But maybe not too close.  Luke Jerram's glass statues won't make you sick, but they could still take your eye out.

Science & Technology | Tech News

Twitter would like you to actually read stories before you retweet them - The Verge

This test is currently limited to Android users. If a user decides to retweet an article before reading it, Twitter will prompt them to open it before they do so. Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment asking if this test will roll o

Science & Technology | Technology

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.

Science & Technology | Tech

Google just banned an Indian app that helps remove Chinese apps from your phone – BGR

Remove China Apps, a popular app made in India was just pulled from the Google Play Store for violating Google’s Deceptive Behavior Policy. The move is the latest episode in the escalating China vs. India conflict that included skirmishes at the Himalay

Business & Finance | Business

As An Investor, Here Is My Best Advice For Startup CEOs

What is your advice for startup CEOs?Answer by Yung Wu, CEO of MaRS Discovery District

Science & Technology | Technology

Download video chat backgrounds from your favorite MeTV shows

Use these classic television sets to jazz up your calls in Zoom, Microsoft Teams and more!

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

Science & Technology | Technology

How to Enable 9 New Free Fonts in macOS Catalina

Apple recently licensed a number of fonts from well-regarded type foundries and has made them available for free in macOS Catalina. Here's how to enable them.

Science & Technology | Technology

macOS Catalina 10.15.5 Update Adds Battery Health Management

Today Apple rolled out an update to macOS Catalina that adds a new Battery Health Management tool in the Energy Saver pane of System Preferences.

Science & Technology | Tech

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.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook will verify identities for suspiciously popular accounts | Engadget

Facebook is now verifying IDs for profiles that have both suspicious behavior and posts that quickly go viral.

Science & Technology | Technology

Big Tech's Section 230 law: What it is and why some want it changed

The Justice Department is hosting a workshop to examine the scope of the Big Tech protection law known as Section 230.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Former Apollo 17 Astronaut Harrison Schmitt on privatization of space exploration | Fox News Video

Harrison Schmitt, second to last man to walk on the moon, joins Neil Cavuto on 'Your World.'

Science & Technology | Technology

Compared: Dell XPS 15 and XPS 17 versus Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro | Appleinsider

Dell's new XPS 15 and XPS 17 lines are a direct competitor to Apple's 16-inch MacBook Pro, but are the rival notebooks any match for Apple's top-of-the-range model? On paper, it could be too close to call.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Speculation time! Why are the Pokémon GO servers going down? | Pokemon GO Hub

Hello Trainers!! Niantic announced today that the Pokémon Go servers will be going down on Monday, June 1, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PDT.  This is a pretty significant occurrence, 7 hours without Pokémon Go.  Niantic was very vague in their a

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.

Politics | Politics

President Trump reportedly considering a panel to examine bias on social media - The Verge

President Trump reportedly wants to create a panel that would look into complaints of bias against conservatives on social media. The president and the GOP have alleged online platforms censor conservative views.

Science & Technology | Tech

Apple Sneaks COVID-19 Contact Tracing into Latest Phone Update

If you install updates on your phone without reading the details then you might get an unwanted surprise. The latest involves contact tracking technology. Contact tracing technology, in theory, will notify users when they have entered the presence of a pe

Science & Technology | Tech News

Not Watching Netflix? Streamer Offers to Cancel Inactive Accounts

There are a few hundred thousand people who are paying for Netflix but not using the service to stream movies or TV shows. Netflix is offering to help them cancel their subscriptions.

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.

Gaming | Pokemon Go

In-depth analysis of GO Battle League rewards | Pokemon GO Hub

One of the best aspects of the GO Battle League is the amount of useful rewards you can get. Stardust, TMs, Sinnoh Stones, Pokémon encounters and rare candies are all waiting for you if you can prove that you’re a good battler. We are now in the Season

Science & Technology | Technology

Facebook’s social Zoom competitor Messenger Rooms goes live globally | TechCrunch

Zoom was never meant to be a social network, but the enterprise video chat app has become essential software for those looking to stay in touch with friends and family during the pandemic. Today, Facebook looks to steal back the service’s social video cha

Science & Technology | Technology

How to Set Up Face ID to Work With a Face Mask

In the course of a few months, most of us have become used to wearing a mask when outside our home or business. Here's how to get Face ID to work with it on!

Science & Technology | Tech

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 | Tech

Microsoft now blocks reply-all email storms to end our inbox nightmares - The Verge

Microsoft is adding a reply-all email storm block feature to Exchange Online and Office 365. It’s designed to stop people from replying to big email threads and clogging up inboxes and email servers.

Science & Technology | Technology

How Instagram's First Investor Steve Anderson Struck Gold As A One-Man Deal Machine

Steve Anderson paints his toenails blue and works alone out of a former children's photo studio. He's also the second-best venture capitalist in the world.

Gaming | Gaming

Activision Blizzard: Next premium Call of Duty title is on track for the fall

Activision Blizzard president and chief operating officer Daniel Alegre said in an earnings call that the next premium Call of Duty title is on track.

Science & Technology | Tech

Here’s why an affordable 5G iPhone is the only right move for Apple | VentureBeat

Apple is supposedly planning an entry-level 5G iPhone at an aggressive price point. There are good reasons this should happen, and China is one of them.

Science & Technology | Tech

Smartphone shipments dropped 13% globally, and COVID-19 is to blame | TechCrunch

We knew it was going to be bad — but not necessarily “lowest level since 2013” bad. As Apple was busy reporting its earnings, Canalys just dropped some of its own figures — and they’re not pretty. After two quarters of much-needed growing, the global smar

Science & Technology | Tech

LinkedIn has an AI to help make you better at job interviews | Engadget

If you’re searching for a job during these challenging times, LinkedIn might be able to help. Microsoft’s social network has unveiled AI-powered tools that can help you both meet potential employers and prepare for any tricky interview questions.

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

Gaming | Pokemon Go

Throwback Challenge 2020: Kanto | Pokemon GO Hub

Throwback Challenge is a 36 part special research quest line that celebrates iconic moments from Pokémon GO’s Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh regions, with thematic quests along the way. According to data mined (and unverified) information, this special

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…

News | News

Does It Matter That the DOD Released Those UFO Videos? | WIRED

The Department of Defense isn't admitting that aliens exist. But apparently they don’t mind if you check out their sweet rides.

Science & Technology | Tech

Our 14 favorite gadgets and hacks for working at home - The Verge

We asked the staff of The Verge what they’ve been using to make their work-at-home situations more practical, more pleasant, or simply more possible.

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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.

Science & Technology | Tech

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.

Science & Technology | Technology

Tech for good during COVID-19: Therapy for nurses, baby food, and an online diary

If you’re one of the 12.3 million people who watched Travis Scott perform on Fortnite this past week, you’ll agree: The sky’s the limit right now when it comes to cheering people up. One kid, per our commenters, said Scott’s performance was better than St

Science & Technology | Tech

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.

Science & Technology | Tech

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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.

Science & Technology | Tech

Why You Shouldn’t Charge Your MacBook Pro From The Left-Hand Side

A new piece of research claims that plugging in a MacBook Pro charger on the left-hand side of the device can cause the laptop to run hot, potentially affecting its performance

Business & Finance | Business

What’s a chief technology officer worth to a startup raising money?

In his weekly advice column, Maynard Webb tries to suss out what a startup founder is really looking for: Tech support, or a soul mate?

Science & Technology | Tech

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

AI indicates which symptoms might be leading indicators of COVID-19 | VentureBeat

An AI-assisted study conducted by researchers at startup Nference and the Mayo Clinic found that certain symptoms might be leading indicators of COVID-19.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

These 7 exceptional apps will optimize your Work From Home life

Improve your focus, organization, and efficiency—and maybe even tighten your glutes while you’re at it.

Science & Technology | Tech

iPhone SE vs. iPhone 11 comparison: Which new iPhone should you buy?

Apple's iPhone SE for 2020 is $300 cheaper than the baseline iPhone 11. Here's what you get (and don't get) for that price.

News | News

Uber Eats, Grubhub, DoorDash And Postmates Face Class-Action Lawsuit Over ‘Exorbitant’ Fees

The big four food delivery service apps - Uber Eats, Grubub, DoorDash and Postmates - have been hit with a class-action lawsuit accusing them of “unlawfully” increasing prices during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

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How to Lock Down What Websites Can Access on Your Computer | WIRED

If you're not careful, websites can grab all kinds of permissions you don't realize or intend. Take back control in your browser.

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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.

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Apple is gathering data from Apple Maps to show how well people are social distancing

Apple said it wants to help public health authorities and governments figure out whether social distancing guidelines are being followed but that it won't infringe on any individual's privacy.

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Zoom is different on your phone, so here’s when to use it

While social distancing you have some choices when it comes to video calls on the Zoom app, like deciding to use your laptop or mobile phone.

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How Old-School Manufacturers Learned To Make Ventilators — Virtually Overnight

The U.S. has a desperate need for ventilators to save patients who become critically ill with COVID-19. Across America, manufacturers are scrambling to fire up assembly lines to produce more than a hundred thousand of them–and to figure out what to do d

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Wanted: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claims - CNN

On top of ventilators, face masks and health care workers, you can now add COBOL programmers to the list of what several states urgently need as they battle the coronavirus pandemic.

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Twitter notifies users that it’s now sharing more data with advertisers - The Verge

Twitter removed a privacy feature from its data-sharing settings that let users opt out of sending advertising measurement and engagement data to its partners.

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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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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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TikTok’s Communist China Ties Make It The Worst Way To Waste Time In Quarantine

Communist China hampered the dissemination of information that could have prevented a pandemic, and we're spending the resultant quarantine with TikTok.

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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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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.

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Facebook’s less cluttered desktop redesign is more widely available starting today - The Verge

Facebook is rolling out the overhauled version of its desktop site. The new design places a heavier emphasis on two of Facebook’s most critical features — events and groups — and users can try it now before it rolls out officially later this year.

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New Israeli App Alerts Users If They've Been Exposed To Coronavirus

Track Virus crosschecks a user's paths with those of confirmed COVID-19 patients as listed by the Health Ministry.

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How to Clean Your Germy Laptop in 4 Easy Steps

All it takes is a can of compressed air and a little homemade computer cleaner to keep coronavirus and other germs away from your laptop.

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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.