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You can now stake your claim in Apple’s $500 million iPhone slowdown settlement - The Verge

If you owned an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, or 7 Plus that was slowed down by Apple’s battery management, you can now file a claim as part of the $500 million class action lawsuit settlement.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel July 12,2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 12, 2020 Israel continues to develop tests and treatments to combat the Covid-19 virus that attacks the respiratory system and also restricts many of us from enjoying the fresh air outside. Other Israeli me

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Facebook’s AI separates speech in recordings of up to 5 people

Facebook researchers describe an AI system that can isolate speech from recordings of multiple speakers on a single microphone.

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Daily Crunch: Apple releases public beta of iOS 14

A beta version of Apple’s latest mobile operating system is available to the public, Coinbase may go public and researchers discover a frightening smartwatch vulnerability. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 9, 2020. The big story: Apple releases public be

Miscellaneous | Dating & Relationships

Tinder Tests 'Face to Face' Video Chat for Potential Matches

Dating in the time of coronavirus is not easy, but Tinder may have a solution. The online dating service this week introduced a new Face to Face test for select members across the globe.

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CTECH - Israel's Latest Technology News

CTECH – Israel’s Latest Technology News Israel successfully launches new spy satellite. The Space Administration in the Ministry of Defense led the development and production of “Ofek 16”, an electro-optical reconnaissance satellit

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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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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel July 5, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 5, 2020 Israel continues to develop and implement many medical and scientific innovations to control the impact of the Covid-19 virus in Israel and globally, including partnering startups in the UAE. At the

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Permission for tracking in iOS 14 creates clash with advertisers

Apple and the ad industry are once again in conflict, as ad associations object to the way iOS 14 seeks user permission for tracking ...

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How technology is helping dine-in restaurants reopen | VentureBeat

Restaurants have had to rapidly embrace delivery and pickups, but as lockdown measures ease, technology is playing a big role in enabling people to dine in.

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Microsoft Edge completely takes over your PC on startup

Microsoft Edge seemed like a good thing originally, but now that it's rolling out widely, users are infuriated at what first happens at startup.

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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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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel June 29, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 29, 2020 The severity of the second wave of Covid-19 infections is still “up in the air”, but Israeli treatments, equipment and personnel are ready to face it. Meanwhile, the airways are full of

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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.

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CTECH - Israel's Latest Technology News

CTECH – Israel’s Latest Technology News Survey finds Israeli tech workers taking Covid-19 salary cuts on the chin. While wages have been cut, the drop in income has been relatively small and the sector is still expected to pull Israel out of t

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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

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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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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

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How to use iPhone home screen widgets in iOS 14 - 9to5Mac

This step by step guide with screenshots covers how to use iPhone home screen widgets in iOS 14 to create a truly customized experience.

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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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Here Are All the New Features Coming to Your Apple Watch

If you want a hint at the big changes coming to the Apple Watch this fall, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote is the event to watch. Kevin Lynch took the main stage today to detail all the updates coming in watchOS 7, which gives us a pretty

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iOS 14 release date, beta, features and supported iPhones | TechRadar

iOS 14 was just confirmed at WWDC 2020 – these are all the features confirmed so far.

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Spotify could be working to add music videos to its app | TechRadar

Code hidden in the current Spotify app suggests a music video feature could be on the way – but it might never see the light of day.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel June 21, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 21, 2020 Many of this week’s positive Israel articles highlight Israelis working with nature for global benefit. They include urban and desert agriculture, accessible beaches, renewable energy, water

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CTECH - Israel's Latest Technology News

CTECH – Israel’s Latest Technology News What is it about 5G technology that makes it such a popular target for conspiracy theories? Is it due to the timing of its rollout coinciding with the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19)? Or perhaps it is

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 | Social Media

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will allow users to turn off political ads

Facebook has come under criticism for allowing political ads to contain false statements. Now, Mark Zuckerberg says that users will be able to turn them off.

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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

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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

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CTECH - Israel Technology News

CTECH – Israel Technology News Israeli court documents reveal worrying details on Teva’s decision to acquire Mexico’s Rimsa. Classified documents show that Teva’s board of directors didn’t even dedicate a full meeting to the acquisit

Business & Finance | BUSINESS

The 5 Best WiFi Routers for Working From Home 2020 | Inc.

Boost your internet to handle all of your work needs with these powerful and affordable options.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel June 14, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 14, 2020 So much energy is going into the Israeli ecosystem at the moment. This includes non-stop development of Covid-19 treatments and defenses, plus new life-saving cardiology and neurology innovations,

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 | Science

Spies Can Eavesdrop by Watching a Light Bulb's Vibrations 

The so-called lamphone technique allows for real-time listening in on a room that's hundreds of feet away.

Politics | Censorship

Facebook Will Remove Content Organizing Protests Against Stay-at-Home Orders, Zuckerberg Says

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday said the tech giant is removing posts that look to promote or organize protests against stay-at-home orders

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli scientists produce energy from plants

In step forward for renewables, researchers at Tel Aviv University say they have succeeded in making hydrogen from microscopic algae

Health & Fitness | Exercise & Fitness

Weight Watchers vs. Noom: Which is better for weight loss?

Find out how relative newcomer Noom stacks up against the legacy of Weight Watchers.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter's Newest Trick Relies on Tracking More of Your Clicks | WIRED

The social media company is testing warnings for users who try to share links to articles they haven't read. To do that, it has to know what you've read.

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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

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New Apple Leak Promises Stunning MacBook Pro

The anticipation continues to build ahead of Apple’s upcoming virtual WWDC, and the biggest impact on Apple's future will be with MacOS.

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Apple becomes the first $1.5 trillion U.S. company—despite COVID-19

The company’s huge market valuation may suggest that investors believe Apple will come out stronger post-coronavirus.

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Apple Will Reveal ARM Chip Overhaul for Mac at WWDC 2020

Extensive rumors claim Apple will switch from Intel to ARM processors in its future Macs. That change now seems imminent: it will happen at WWDC in mid-June.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Twitter is working on a way for people to request a blue checkmark, again

Twitter is bringing back a feature it had to kill after it was misapplied to a neo-Nazi.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel June 8, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 8, 2020 The highlights include:   Israeli discovery of bacteria in all types of cancer cells will transform oncology. Israeli engineers make free 3D-printed prosthetic hands for children Israel sent Covid-

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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

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Coronavirus contact tracing apps face consistency challenges | VentureBeat

Contact-tracing apps across the U.S. and internationally won't be following the same standards, creating a substantial roadblock to their effectiveness.

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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!

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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.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel May 31, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 31, 2020 Many of Israel’s latest innovations will support the new reality that will exist when the current pandemic is over. Patients will be monitored remotely both inside hospitals and outside. Radar

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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.

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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.

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Google to make quality of "page experience" a ranking factor in Search results

It's part of a long list of actions Google has taken to force publishers to deliver better experiences for users.

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.

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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.'

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CTECH - Israel Technology News Brief May 28, 2020

CTECH – Israel Technology News Brief May 28, 2020 Interview | One-third of all airlines will not survive the pandemic, says Wizz Air CEO. József Váradi spoke to Calcalist about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected airlines, and what to expect

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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

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel May 24, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 24, 2020 Israel has just celebrated the anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem, resulting in a beautiful modern city that now benefits all. There are many more examples in this week’s newsletter

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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

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CTECH Israel Technology News Brief

CTECH Israel Technology News Brief Analysis | The U.S. demands Israel takes its side in the new Cold War with China. The U.S. secretary of state’s irregular visit to Israel last week was meant to signal that the trade war with China is escalating in th

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

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel May 17, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 17, 2020 This week’s newsletter is full of Israeli solutions to global problems. They include detection of heart and lung problems caused by COVID-19; preventing rejection of bone-marrow transplants; c

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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

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CTECH - Daily Technology Briefs

CTECH – Daily Technology Briefs Right now just might be the best time to invest in traveltech, says NFX founder. Gigi Levy-Weiss spoke to CTech about what the coronavirus means for VCs and investors. Watch video Website accessibility startup Access

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Researchers Develop Tech That Turns Tap Water Into A Strong Disinfectant

Researchers at Bar Ilan University say their method produces water-based, environmentally safe disinfectants that can kill bacteria and viruses, including coronaviruses.

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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!

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How to Use Spotify's New Group Sessions Feature | Digital Trends

Spotify is testing out a Group Sessions feature, which allows premium users in the same vicinity share DJ duties for shared playlists.

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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.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel May 10, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 10, 2020 The highlights include: Two major Israeli antibody projects bring new hope to coronavirus patients. Israeli sniff test detects which comatose patients will recover. An Israeli aid organization is he

Science & Technology | Technology

Exer launches AI-based fitness coach on your mobile phone | VentureBeat

Just in time for the home exercise craze, Exer has launched its AI-based fitness coach that shows you how to do exercises properly at home.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Facebook's redesigned website finally starts rolling out to everyone | Engadget

After months of limited availability, Facebook's redesigned desktop website is now rolling out to all of the social media platform's users.

Science & Technology | Technology

When Schools Reopen, Don't Ditch Online Learning | WIRED

Blending classroom teaching and virtual education keeps students flexible and engaged.

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To fight COVID-19, your iPhone will share medical info during emergency calls

If you haven’t filled out the Health app’s Medical ID feature, there’s no better time.

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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.

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CTECH - Israel This Week's Technology & Start Ups'

CTECH – Israel This Week’s Technology & Start-Ups’ Intel in talks to acquire Israeli startup Moovit for $1 billion. Following its purchase of Mobileye in 2017, Intel will be well placed to manage urban transportation around the globe. Re

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Initiative Taps Into Global 'Maker Army' For Tech-Driven COVID-19 Solutions

Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) is leveraging its vast network of tech talent to develop and manufacture affordable products to provide much-relief during the pandemic. | NoCamels

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel May 3, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 3, 2020 As the number of coronavirus infections and fatalities falls globally, we thank the medics, hospital staff, care workers, researchers, scientists, innovators, philanthropists, volunteers and essentia

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

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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

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CTECH - Top 50 Israeli startups - 2020 (Covid-19) edition

CTECH – Top 50 Israeli startups – 2020 (Covid-19) edition Israel is home to over 200 growth stage companies. Check out CTech’s list of the country’s 50 most promising startups that we believe will survive and thrive despite coronavirus

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel: Touch free access for games and elevators in a post-Covid world

Israeli startup Sonarax is ready for a touchless new world with its ready-to-install ultrasonic data-transmission technology.

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…

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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.

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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

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Amazon's AI uses a microphone array to localize multiple speakers in a room | VentureBeat

A team of Amazon researchers proposes a machine learning model that's able to localize multiple sound sources from microphone data alone.

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Apple reportedly delaying production of its 2020 iPhones

Apple is reportedly delaying production of this year's iPhones, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc on businesses around the world.

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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 | Technology

Apple and Google build more privacy and flexibility into Bluetooth contact tracing tech | VentureBeat

Apple and Google will bring more privacy and public health official control for Bluetooth contact tracing apps. An early iOS version is due out Tuesday.

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

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.

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.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel April 19 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 19 2020 The positive news on the coronavirus front is that many previously critical patients are recovering. Some of them were saved (in Israel and elsewhere) by new Israeli treatments and others thanks to

Science & Technology | Tech

Google is now listing COVID-19 testing centers in search results

The listings are part of a new "Testing" tab that appears in search results.

Science & Technology | Tech

Facebook to flag fake coronavirus news to users who 'like' or react to hoaxes, sending them to WHO page

Facebook announced the latest effort to clamp down on the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, saying it will warn users if they have "liked, reacted or commented" on content that have been deemed "harmful" and removed by the tech gian

Science & Technology | Tech

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.

Science & Technology | Tech

Is 5G Dangerous? We Asked an Expert | Digital Trends

There's plenty of consumer anxiety about radiofrequency (RF) radiation used on 5G networks. But is it based in reality? We asked experts to find out the truth.

Science & Technology | Tech

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.

Science & Technology | Social Media

Startups Weekly: Where social startups will get funding in the future | TechCrunch

While consumer tech has matured as a startup category in recent years, many investors continue to be bullish on specific trends like online gaming, voice, and the unbundling of platforms in favor of focused social networks.

Business & Finance | Business

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

Science & Technology | Technology

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.

Science & Technology | Social Media

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.

Science & Technology | Tech News

How Google's Latest Algorithm Update Will Affect Your SEO Efforts | Inc.

Google's algorithm has shifted many times over the years. That means that what worked yesterday won't necessarily work tomorrow.

Miscellaneous | Other Stuff

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.

Science & Technology | Tech

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

Science & Technology | Tech

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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Robots deployed at Texas hotel to zap pathogens amid coronavirus outbreak

As the number of COVID-19 cases climbs, a robot designed as a powerful way to clean hospital rooms is being sent into hotel rooms.

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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.