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First U.S. apps based on Google and Apple Exposure Notification System expected in “coming weeks” First U.S. apps based on Google and Apple Exposure Notification System expected in “coming weeks”

First U.S. apps based on Google and Apple Exposure Notification System expected in “coming weeks”

By 3 days ago

Google Vice President of Engineering Dave Burke provided an update about the Exposure Notifications System (ENS) that Google developed in partnership with Apple as a way to help public health authorities supplement contact-tracing efforts with a connected solution that preserves privacy while alerting people of potential exposure to confirmed cases of COVID-19. In the update,…

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First US apps based on Google and Apple Exposure Notification System expected in ‘coming weeks’ First US apps based on Google and Apple Exposure Notification System expected in ‘coming weeks’

First US apps based on Google and Apple Exposure Notification System expected in ‘coming weeks’

By 3 days ago

Google Vice President of Engineering Dave Burke provided an update about the Exposure Notifications System (ENS) that Google developed in partnership with Apple as a way to help public health authorities supplement contact-tracing efforts with a connected solution that preserves privacy while alerting people of potential exposure to confirmed cases of COVID-19. In the update,…

Trump May Soon Order TikTok’s Sale, as Microsoft Circles Trump May Soon Order TikTok’s Sale, as Microsoft Circles

Trump May Soon Order TikTok’s Sale, as Microsoft Circles

By 3 days ago

Teens love TikTok, but the Trump administration fears it. Earlier this week, treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin confirmed that the social app was subject to a national security review into whether it could be a conduit for interference by China. Friday, Bloomberg reported that Trump will “sign an order” directing TikTok’s Chinese owner Bytedance to sell…

Halo Infinite developer admits it ‘has work to do’ over the game’s polarizing graphics Halo Infinite developer admits it ‘has work to do’ over the game’s polarizing graphics

Halo Infinite developer admits it ‘has work to do’ over the game’s polarizing graphics

By 4 days ago

Home News Gaming (Image credit: 343 Industries) Halo Infinite developer 343 Industries has addressed fans’ concerns about the game’s underwhelming graphics, and has answered other frequently asked questions too.In a lengthy blog post on Halo Waypoint, 343 Industries’ community manager John Junyszek begins by acknowledging that the studio has heard the feedback from Halo fans…

What does accountability look like in 2020? What does accountability look like in 2020?

What does accountability look like in 2020?

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Rae Witte is a New York-based freelance journalist covering music, style, sneakers, art and dating, and how they intersect with tech. You can find her writing on i-D, The Wall Street Journal, Esquire and Forbes, among others. More posts by this contributor “What happens after a company gets called out?” he asked over the phone.…

Daily Crunch: Apple beats Q3 expectations Daily Crunch: Apple beats Q3 expectations

Daily Crunch: Apple beats Q3 expectations

By 4 days ago

Apple has a strong quarter despite coronavirus, Impossible Foods is coming to Walmart and NASA launches a new Mars rover. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 30, 2020. The big story: Apple beats Q3 expectations Apple’s latest earning report suggests that the company is thriving despite COVID-19, with revenue of $59.69 billion in the third…

Anthony Levandowski Asks a Judge Not to Send Him to Prison Anthony Levandowski Asks a Judge Not to Send Him to Prison

Anthony Levandowski Asks a Judge Not to Send Him to Prison

By 5 days ago

The federal government on Tuesday asked a federal judge to sentence Anthony Levandowski to 27 months in prison for theft of trade secrets. In March, Levandowski pleaded guilty to stealing a single confidential document related to Google’s self-driving technology on his way out the door to his new startup. That startup was quickly acquired by…

13 Amazon Prime Perks You Might Not Be Using 13 Amazon Prime Perks You Might Not Be Using

13 Amazon Prime Perks You Might Not Be Using

By 5 days ago

It’s common knowledge that an Amazon Prime membership nets you free two-day shipping. But there are additional benefits that make the service more worthwhile, and considering the cost of a yearly membership, you’re doing yourself a disservice if you aren’t taking advantage of all of them. Below, we’ve listed some of the benefits you should…

Google’s “no choice” screen on Android isn’t working, says Ecosia — querying the EU’s approach to antitrust enforcement Google’s “no choice” screen on Android isn’t working, says Ecosia — querying the EU’s approach to antitrust enforcement

Google’s “no choice” screen on Android isn’t working, says Ecosia — querying the EU’s approach to antitrust enforcement

By 6 days ago

Google alternative Ecosia is on a mission to turn search clicks into trees. The Berlin based not-for-profit reached a major milestone earlier this month, having used ad revenue generated by users of its privacy-sensitive search engine to plant more than 100 million trees across 25 countries worldwide — targeted at biodiversity hotspots. However these good…

Samsung’s second-quarter profit grew 23% year-over-year, thanks to strong chip demand Samsung’s second-quarter profit grew 23% year-over-year, thanks to strong chip demand

Samsung’s second-quarter profit grew 23% year-over-year, thanks to strong chip demand

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Samsung Electronics sounded a cautiously optimistic note in its earnings report today. The company is continuing to deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, but its memory business was fortified by demand for DRAM chips as data centers adapted to an increase in remote work and education. Samsung Electronics will launch new models of…

Apple’s App Store commission structure called into question in antitrust hearing Apple’s App Store commission structure called into question in antitrust hearing

Apple’s App Store commission structure called into question in antitrust hearing

By 6 days ago

Apple CEO Tim Cook defended the company’s App Store commission structure in his sworn testimony before the House Antitrust Subcommittee on Wednesday. He claimed the majority of the apps pay no commission at all, with others paying either 15 or 30 percent, based on the specifics of their particular situation. He said developers were all…

Covid-19 Data in the US Is an ‘Information Catastrophe’ Covid-19 Data in the US Is an ‘Information Catastrophe’

Covid-19 Data in the US Is an ‘Information Catastrophe’

By 6 days ago

Two weeks ago, the Department of Health and Human Services stripped the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of control of national data on Covid-19 infections in hospitalized patients. Instead of sending the data to the CDC’s public National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), the department ordered hospitals to send it to a new data system,…

AMD vows to ship next-generation EPYC ‘Milan’ server CPU by year end AMD vows to ship next-generation EPYC ‘Milan’ server CPU by year end

AMD vows to ship next-generation EPYC ‘Milan’ server CPU by year end

By 6 days ago

Home News Computing (Image credit: AMD) AMD has reiterated it plans to start shipments of its 3rd Generation EPYC processors for servers in late 2020. The new CPUs are expected to increase performance compared to existing server platforms and will therefore strengthen AMD’s positions on the lucrative datacenter market. “We remain on track to begin shipping our…

Read how Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google plan to defend themselves to Congress Read how Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google plan to defend themselves to Congress

Read how Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google plan to defend themselves to Congress

By 7 days ago

With their big day before lawmakers just around the corner, previews of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple’s opening statements are now available on the House Judiciary Committee’s site. On Wednesday, the CEOs of each company will appear in an unusually executive-packed Congressional hearing focused on antitrust concerns over the business practices. While the opening statements…

Toppr raises $46 million to scale its online learning platform in India Toppr raises $46 million to scale its online learning platform in India

Toppr raises $46 million to scale its online learning platform in India

By 7 days ago

Toppr, one of the largest online learning startups in India, has secured $46 million in a new financing round as it looks to scale its platform including a new product. Dubai-headquartered investment firm Foundation Holdings led the Mumbai-based seven-year-old startup’s Series D round. Kaizen Private Equity, an existing investor, also participated in the new round,…

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