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Saturday July 2, 2022. 04:02 AM
Google has agreed to pay $90 million to settle a legal fight with app developers over the money they earned creating apps for Android smartphones and for enticing users to make in-app purchases. Reuters reports: The app developers, in a lawsuit filed in federal court in San...
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Akihabara News (Tokyo) — In the month since forces loyal to Japanese casino mogul Kazuo Okada took over by force the major casino resort Okada Manila from Tokyo-based Universal Entertainment Corporation, the stalemate has continued. The Okada group remains in physical...
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Open hardware company Pine64 says it's preparing to launch a single-board computer (SBC) that will be its most powerful RISC-V powered device yet. Liliputing reports: While Pine64 hasn't provided detailed specs yet (some are still being worked out), the company says that the ...
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Steve Jobs, the co-founder and former CEO of Apple, has been awarded a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Joe Biden, the White House announced Friday. The Verge reports: The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest US honor that can be given to a...
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We thought you guys were into this whole information hoarding thing TikTok, owned by Chinese outfit ByteDance, last month said it was making an effort to minimize the amount of data from US users that gets transferred outside of America, following reports that company...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Register: The Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC), a non-profit focused on free and open source software (FOSS), said it has stopped using Microsoft's GitHub for project hosting -- and is urging other software developers to do the...
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The Knight Foundation was founded in 1950 with a goal to 'support a more effective democracy by funding free expression and journalism, arts and culture in community, research in areas of media and democracy, and in the success of American cities and towns where the Knight...
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As of yesterday, Sprint's LTE network has been retired by its new owner, T-Mobile. That's along with Sprint's 3G CDMA network, which was shut down earlier this year, and what remained of T-Mobile's own 3G network, which enters retirement today. The Verge reports: It may come ...
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A resourceful cat named Louie figured out how to turn on his 'bumper car' and now takes a joy ride for hours at a time, according to his human on Reddit. That must be one clean floor. Click to expand Front page thumbnail image: 8H / shutterstock.com
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This week, BMW confirmed that some of its future models would run on a next-gen version of its in-house operating system built on top of Android Automotive. Android Polic reports: It's a big change from previous Linux-based versions, though the company says some of its cars...
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I spoke with Silvio Savarese, Chief Scientist at Salesforce, about a software tool that enables users to create executable code using simple English prompts. In otherwords, a step forward for conversational AI. Among the topics we covered:  As you survey the growth of low...
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With U.S. democracy under siege by the GQP, it's understandable why this irate Democrat is lashing out, even against his own party. 'I'm not going to shut up about this,' TikToker Alex Pearlman says (see video below). 'Because you can't yell at the Republicans. — Read the...
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Since 2015, a California-based company called Mojo Vision has been developing smart contact lenses. Like smart glasses, the idea is to put helpful AR graphics in front of your eyes to help accomplish daily tasks. Now, a...
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Friday July 1, 2022. 11:50 PM
Oh no, he DIDn't The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has rejected Google's and Mozilla's objections to the Decentralized Identifiers (DID) proposal, clearing the way for the DID specification to be published a W3C Recommendation next month.…
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The Department of Justice this afternoon announced criminal charges against the creator of the Baller Ape Club NFT collection for orchestrating a so-called 'rug pull.' From a report: The charges, announced alongside those in three other cryptocurrency fraud cases, mark the...
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Steve Jobs is dead. The Apple Co-founder is long dead, in fact. You see, the iPhone-inventor died way back in 2011 -- more than a decade ago. And yet, President Joe Biden has decided to give Jobs an award... in 2022. Yes, really. No, Joe Biden is not confused, nor did the...
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Enjoy your music with these noise-canceling headphones, now $150 off.
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Hive Mother shows off her pet Wandering Violin Mantis, a remarkable insect that looks like a dried leaf and a twig. From Wikipedia: Characterized by extremely slender limbs with large appendages, it is not a particularly aggressive species and often kept as a pet, by...
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Maybe you're stuck on what to buy the kid who has everything, or you'd like to get somebody an incredibly unique gift. Don't bother buying yet another Lego set, doll, or video game for them. Instead, you can get them a toy that allows them to, well, just keep creating more...
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Software maker GSI took systems offline, affecting thousands of people in as many as 40 states A cyberattack on a software company almost a week ago continues to ripple through labor and workforce agencies in a number of US states, cutting off people from such services as...
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