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ComputerWorldJul 19, 2019
How Apple is improving Siri Shortcuts in iOS, iPadOS
Apple understands that the greatest benefits technology provides can only be realized when technology becomes accessible and easy-to-use. That's why the company has taken giant steps to improve Siri Shortcuts in iOS 13.

Automation for the people Workflow begat an Apple acquisition which itself begat Siri Shortcuts, and while the original solution had passionate adherents, the opacity of the terms used in the Workflow/Shortcuts creation dialog mean lots of people just didn't use it.

This meant it just wasn't approachable enough.

That's a problem, because (as digital transformation experts warn), if you build it they do not come unless you make sure you build it for them.

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Fox Technology newsJul 19, 2019
Orlando ends Amazon's controversial facial recognition pilot program after technical glitches
Orlando's pilot of Amazon's facial recognition program is coming to an end after being plagued by technical issues, bandwidth problems and criticism of the controversial face-scanning technology.

Orlando cancels Amazon's controversial facial recognition pilot program after technical glitches (Fox Technology news)

Reuters TechnologyJul 19, 2019
China's intelligence law looms over EU 5G safeguards: official
The European Union cannot ignore China's National Intelligence Law, which requires Chinese citizens to support state information-gathering, as Brussels seeks rules for super-fast mobile networks, a senior EU official said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-China's intelligence law looms over EU 5G safeguards -official (Yahoo Tech - Apple Mac)
EU must be aware of China's intelligence law when drawing up 5G rules: King (Reuters Technology)

Major GeeksJul 19, 2019
Google Chrome Canary 77.0.3857.0
Google Chrome Canary provides you with all the newest features and tools of Chrome long before they roll out for a stable release. You will be on the cutting edge of all that is Chrome with this development channel browser that gives you access to experimental web platform APIs and more. [License: Freeware | Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7 / Android | Size: 1.07 MB ]

Google and Facebook Might Be Tracking Your Porn History, Researchers Warn (SlashDot)

CNET NewsJul 19, 2019
UK's Brexit-like indecision on Huawei is hurting everyone - CNET
To ban, or not to ban? UK's decision paralysis over Huawei and 5G is getting embarrassing.

EngadgetJul 19, 2019
What to watch to celebrate Apollo 11's 50th anniversary
What better way to celebrate the Moon landing than to gather your family around the couch and relive the experience? Even if you weren't lucky enough to see Neil Armstrong plant his feet on the Moon fifty years ago, there are plenty of films and show...

Reuters TechnologyJul 19, 2019
UK delay on Huawei 5G decision harming ties, lawmakers say
A powerful committee of British lawmakers on Friday urged the next prime minister to decide quickly on the role China's Huawei will have in next-generation 5G telecommunications networks to avert more damage to Britain's international relations.

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJul 19, 2019
Shoppers say Amazon Prime Day glitch sold $13,000 camera equipment for $94, over 99% off
During Amazon Prime Day, several customers said they purchased thousands of dollars worth of camera equipment for under $100 because of a 'glitch'.

TechCrunchJul 19, 2019
Nvidia recreates the Apollo 11 landing with real-time ray tracing
It's the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing, and Nvidia is using the anniversary to showing off the power of its current GPU technology. Using the RTX real-time ray tracing, which was the topic of the day at its recent GTC Conference. Nvidia employed its latest tech to make big improvements to […]

NVIDIA revamps Moon landing recreation in time for Apollo 11's 50th (Engadget)

Reuters TechnologyJul 19, 2019
Britain to cut Huawei decision from telecoms review: sources
Britain plans to publish the results of a long-awaited telecoms supply chain review next week without a decision on the use of equipment made by China's Huawei in future 5G networks, people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Fox Technology newsJul 19, 2019
Instagram will warn about account takedowns, add new appeals process
Instagram is boosting its content moderation appeals process and adding a new alert that will warn users who violate rules when their account is close to being deleted.

ConnectSafelyJul 19, 2019
FaceApp requires caution, not fear
This post first appeared in Mercury News. There are four lessons when it comes to FaceApp. Number one, it's important to understand the privacy implications of it and every other app you use. Number two, don't believe every rumor you hear about horrible things apps might do. Number three, don't assume that every app or piece of technology coming out of Russia is necessarily nefarious and number four: it's fun. FaceApp is a popular iOS and Android app that lets you see how you're going to look when you get older and remind you how you may have looked when you were younger. You can also apply it to pictures of other people. It's a fun app, but it has also raised both real and imagined privacy concerns. Let's start with the imagined one. There were widespread rumors and media reports that the app was sending all of your photos, including screenshots, to its developers in Russia and implications that these images were being turned over to the Russian government.  Senator Chuck Schumer called for FBI and Federal Trade Commission investigations because of the app's "national security and privacy risks for millions of U.S. citizens." But both the AP and [...]

CNET NewsJul 19, 2019
Missed the 2020 Corvette livestream? You can still watch it here - Roadshow
Chevrolet scheduled the mid-engined C8 Corvette reveal past your bedtime, ammirite? Fear not, you can still get caught up here.

Corvette Racing C8.R teased during 2020 Chevy C8 reveal - Roadshow (CNET News)

CNET NewsJul 19, 2019
FaceApp was a test. We didn't pass - CNET
Commentary: Our inability to draw lines when it comes to our personal data is a real problem, with real ramifications. This won't age well.

CNET NewsJul 19, 2019
Watch the 2020 Chevy Corvette's trick GPS front-lift tech in action - Roadshow
Chevrolet's new C8 Vette takes life-easing tech popularized by Ferrari and Lamborghini and makes it worlds better with a few lines of code.

CNET NewsJul 19, 2019
Instagram is now hiding photo 'like' counts in 7 countries - CNET
It's just a test -- for now.

Mac RumorsJul 19, 2019
1Password Restores Free-to-Use Local Vault Option in Latest Version of iOS App
1Password has restored the option for customers who originally purchased its iOS app to create a local vault during setup, after users queued up online to voice their frustrations with the fact that the option was silently removed in an update.

15 of the best hidden iPhone features in iOS 13 - CNET (CNET How To)

SlashDotJul 19, 2019
Researchers Easily Trick Security Firm Cylance's AI-Based Antivirus Into Thinking Programs Like WannaCry and Other Malware Are Benign

GizmodoJul 19, 2019
This Moon Machete Didn't Turn Me Into an Astronaut, But It Did Murder My Boss's Weeds
When NASA sent humans to the Moon for the very first time, it wanted its astronauts prepared for anything. So in addition to food, maps, and medical supplies, Apollo 11 carried a giant, 17-inch knife into space.


Fox Technology newsJul 19, 2019
Facebook and Google are keeping tabs on what porn you're watching
If you thought Facebook and Google were creepy with how much they know about you — think again. They even know what porn you watch.

CNET NewsJul 19, 2019
SpaceX video highlights Crew Dragon parachute tests - CNET
Elon Musk's space company shows off its progress as it continues to prepare for human spaceflight.

Mac RumorsJul 19, 2019
LG Expected to Share OLED Display Orders for 2019 iPhones, Possibly Followed by BOE as Early as 2020
Samsung is believed to be Apple's exclusive supplier of OLED displays for iPhones, but it may have company soon.

PC World Latest NewsJul 19, 2019
Nvidia models the Apollo 11 moon landing using real-time ray tracing
In time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, Nvidia has recreated the moment using its RTX ray tracing technnology.

Technically, the company recreated the moment five years ago, when Nvidia calculated the visual aspects of the landing, modelling the individual rivets on the lander and modelling the reflectivity of Neil Armstrong's spacesuit and the lunar dust. Nvidia took that model and applied its RTX technology, modeling light as it bounced off the lunar surface, Armstong's helmet, and various other visual elements.

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Mac RumorsJul 19, 2019
Israeli Security Firm Claims Spyware Tool Can Harvest iCloud Data in Targeted iPhone Attack
An Israeli security firm claims it has developed a smartphone surveillance tool that can harvest not only a user's local data but also all their device's communications with cloud-based services provided by the likes of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft.

Major GeeksJul 19, 2019
Mozilla Firefox 69 Beta 6 / 70.0a1 Nightly
Mozilla Firefox is a fast, free and Open Source web browser that provides you with a highly customizable interface with numerous third-party add-ons, as well as multiple Mozilla authored add-ons. [License: Open Source | Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP | Size: 45.5 MB ]

SlashDotJul 19, 2019
Russian Lawmakers Propose Making Local Software Mandatory on Smartphones

TechCrunchJul 19, 2019
Google's SMILY is reverse image search for cancer diagnosis
Spotting and diagnosing cancer is a complex and difficult process even for the dedicated medical professionals who do it for a living. A new tool from Google researchers could improve the process by providing what amounts to reverse image search for suspicious or known cancerous cells. But it's more than a simple matching algorithm.

Reuters TechnologyJul 19, 2019
Four U.S. lawmakers ask Trump to move forward with $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract
Four members of U.S. Congress, including House Armed Services Committee ranking member Mac Thornberry, sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Thursday urging him to move forward with a $10 billion cloud contract with the Department of Defense.

CNET How ToJul 19, 2019
Post-Prime Day deals still going strong: $200 off MacBook Air and Pro, Chromebooks and more - CNET
The sale is officially over. But some of the best laptop and computer deals are still available.

TechCrunchJul 19, 2019
Twitter tests a new way to label replies
Twitter is testing a new way to make conversation threads easier to follow, with the launch of a new test that labels notable replies with special icons. If the original poster replies somewhere in the thread, their tweet will have a small microphone icon next to their profile picture. Other tweets may be labeled, as […]

GizmodoJul 19, 2019
Friday's Best Deals: Samsung "The Frame" TVs, Batman: The Animated Series, Pellet Grill, and More
A Columbia sale, Orbi mesh network, Express sale, and a Thermos Gold Box lead off Friday's best deals from around the web.


GizmodoJul 19, 2019
Samsung Galaxy A50 Review: The New Budget Smartphone to Beat
At this point, everyone is at least aware of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S phones like the Galaxy S10 and S10 , and its slightly less expensive sibling, the $750 Galaxy S10e. However, as soon as you look beyond those for something even more affordable, Samsung's portfolio gets messy real quick.


Samsung's most advanced phone, the Galaxy Note 10, is almost here: what to expect (Fox Technology news)

SlashDotJul 19, 2019
Huawei Says Hongmeng OS Isn't Designed as an Android Replacement

CNET NewsJul 19, 2019
Uber, Lyft drivers stage protest for better working conditions - CNET
The protest, which will take place at Uber's headquarters, comes as California considers legislation that could affect their employment status.

CNET NewsJul 19, 2019
Phones with in-screen fingerprint scanners: Galaxy S10, OnePlus 7 Pro and more - CNET
The iPhone 11 is rumored to have an in-display fingerprint scanner. But these phones already have the feature.

CNET NewsJul 19, 2019
AirPods up to $20 off, Instant Pot for $50 and more Amazon deals still available - CNET
You're not too late to scoop up these few last discounts.

GizmodoJul 19, 2019
Tick Lodged on Kentucky Man's Eyeball Made 'Popping Sound' When Doctor Pulled It Off
When Kentucky electrician Chris Prater felt something in his eye after he cut down a tree from a power line, he thought maybe sawdust was causing the irritation.


Mac RumorsJul 19, 2019
Apple Music Renames Hip-Hop Playlist to 'Rap Life'
Apple Music has renamed its "The A-List: Hip-Hop" playlist to "Rap Life."

TechCrunchJul 19, 2019
Huawei's new OS is for industrial use, not Android replacement
Seems Hongmeng isn't the Android replacement it's been pitched as, after all. The initial story certainly tracked, as Huawei has been preparing for the very real possibility of life after Google, but the Chinese hardware giant says the operating system is primarily focused on industrial use. The latest report arrives courtesy of Chinese state news […]

TechCrunchJul 19, 2019
China's Tiangong-2 space station is officially no more
Chinese space station's Tiangong-2 has officially ended its mission, and the orbital research facility's entire existence. The platform de-orbited and burned up as planned at just after 9 AM ET on Friday, coming down over the South Pacific Ocean, as confirmed by the official Chinese space agency. The station weighed around 9 U.S. tons at […]

EngadgetJul 19, 2019
Huawei's supposed Android alternative isn't meant for smartphones
When Huawei trademarked its Hongmeng operating system last month, many assumed it was the long-rumored mobile OS that the company said it could use in place of Android or Windows. But that's not the case. Catherine Chen, a Huawei board member and sen...

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJul 19, 2019
Confused by the Mid-Engined Chevy C8 Corvette? Here's What "Mid-Engined" Means and Why It Matters
Being mid-engined will improve the Corvette's acceleration, braking, and handling. But it also sends a message to the world.

New York Times TechJul 19, 2019
How We Augmented Our Original Reporting for the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
The Times's Graphics, Science and Immersive Storytelling teams shine a new light on the iconic photography from the first moon walk.

CNET NewsJul 19, 2019
Are you a Nintendo Switch docker or hander? - CNET
The upcoming Nintendo Switch Lite is forcing gamers to choose between handheld-only and TV-compatible versions of the console.

SlashDotJul 19, 2019
Chinese Space Station Tiangong-2 Is About To Fall From Space

ComputerWorldJul 19, 2019
Help wanted
This company has been growing for the past couple of decades by acquiring smaller companies that do similar things. In the process, it acquires a lot of solutions these companies had developed, as well as the solutions' accompanying code. Of course, the acquiring company has been less keen on retaining all the engineers who wrote that code, and year by year, their numbers decrease, until the company finds itself with a whole lot of code that no one really knows and a bunch of young employees.

It needs to hire someone to help. It has no problem getting young and smart candidates to interview, but they all lose interest when told that none of the code they are going to have to deploy and maintain is in their preferred languages, it has nothing to do with AI, and none of it is in the cloud.

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Gizmag Emerging TechJul 19, 2019
Tesla opens solar-topped V3 Supercharger station on the Vegas strip

Tesla has cut the ribbon on a new charging station made to showcase what its full suite of sustainable technologies can achieve when they work together. Located onsite at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, the facility features the company's latest charging technology, promising to get cars back onto the streets of Sin City dramatically quicker.

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CNET NewsJul 19, 2019
HBO's His Dark Materials lights up Comic-Con with a new trailer - CNET
X-Men's Professor X and X-23 team up for more high-fantasy at SDCC 2019.

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJul 19, 2019
So, There Will Be a 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Convertible!
Chevrolet has yet to announce a mid-engined Corvette convertible, but it previewed one at the end of the C8's reveal.

Wired NewsJul 19, 2019
Comic-Con Trailers: 'It Chapter 2,' 'Top Gun: Maverick,' and 'His Dark Materials'
Two sequels and a new version of a classic book trilogy all drop during the convention's first day.

Mac RumorsJul 18, 2019
Apple Releases Third Public Beta of macOS Catalina to Public Beta Testers
Apple today seeded the third beta of an upcoming macOS Catalina update to its public beta testing group, two weeks after seeding the second public beta and a day after seeding the fourth developer beta.

Apple Seeds Third Beta of tvOS 13 to Public Beta Testers (Mac Rumors)

SlashDotJul 18, 2019
Microsoft's Q4 Earnings and 2020 Expectations Are Through the Roof

Microsoft shares hit record highs, powered by growing cloud sales (Reuters Technology)
Microsoft beats estimates, powered by growing cloud profits (Reuters Technology)

New York Times TechJul 18, 2019
Microsoft Earnings: Tech Giant Keeps Focus on the Cloud
Can the largest publicly traded company continue to get more out of its cloud-computing business?

GizmodoJul 18, 2019
Google Chrome Update Will Close 'Loophole' That Tipped Sites Off to Your Incognito Mode
In a move that is bound to piss off more than a couple of publishers, Google is readying to fix the "loophole" that allowed sites to see when you're browsing in Incognito Mode.


Major GeeksJul 18, 2019
Firefox Quantum Developer Edition 69.0 Beta 6
Firefox Developer Edition features the latest changes and development tools you need to build for the web. The beautiful thing about the developer edition is that anyone can use and test it. Of course, you don't want to use this as a daily browser, especially in work situations. [License: Open Source | Requires: Win 10 / 8 / 7 | Size: 45.8 MB ]

EngadgetJul 18, 2019
SpaceX shows off a highlight reel of Crew Dragon parachute tests
As SpaceX continues its progress toward a Demo-2 launch of its Crew Dragon spacecraft with NASA astronauts aboard the company put together this reel of parachute tests. According to the tag, "SpaceX is returning human spaceflight capabilities to the...

SpaceX shares video of multiple Crew Dragon parachute recovery system tests (TechCrunch)

Mac RumorsJul 18, 2019
China's BOE Considered 'Strong Contender' for OLED Display Orders for Future iPhones, Joining Samsung
An escalating trade war between Japan and South Korea could make Chinese manufacturer BOE Technology a "strong contender" for OLED display orders from Apple, according to industry sources who spoke with DigiTimes.

Trade-In Survey Claims iPhone Loyalty Down to 8-Year Low (Mac Rumors)

GizmodoJul 18, 2019
Google Yanks Seven Stalkerware Apps Discovered by Security Researchers From the Play Store
Google has yanked several apps from its Play Store after cybersecurity firm Avast identified them as "all likely designed by a Russian developer to allow people to stalk employees, romantic partners, or kids," CNET reported on Wednesday.


New York Times TechJul 18, 2019
Will Hiding Like Counts Be Good for Instagram Users? Test Is Expanded to 6 More Countries
The social media platform theorizes that the move may reduce pressure on users.

ResearchBuzzJul 18, 2019
reCaptcha, Bing Maps, Wolfram|Alpha, More: Thursday Afternoon ResearchBuzz, July 18, 2019
TWEAKS AND UPDATES Fast Company: Suspicious of Google's reCaptcha? Here's a popular alternative. "In the fall of 2018, Google released a new version of reCaptcha, the company's widely used bot detector. reCaptcha […]

SlashDotJul 18, 2019
Initial Tests of the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and 5G Networks in US Cities Find The Phone Often Overheats and Switches To 4G

Time: TechlandJul 18, 2019
Instagram Starts Test To Hide Number of Likes Posts Receive for Users in 7 Countries
Users will be able to see the number of likes their own posts have received

How and why Apple users should switch to DuckDuckGo for search (ComputerWorld)

ResearchBuzzJul 18, 2019
Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals, Linux Mint, Instagram, More: Thursday ResearchBuzz, July 18, 2019
NEW RESOURCES Hindustan Times: Now, a database of harmful chemicals in everyday items. "Chennai-based Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) has created an online database — Database of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and their […]

Yahoo Tech - Apple MacJul 18, 2019
New York businesswoman and Jamaican immigrant Scherie Murray launches campaign to unseat Ocasio-Cortez
"There's a crisis in Queens and it's called AOC," said Scherie Murray, a Republican businesswoman who is challenging Ocasio-Cortez in 2020.

Reuters TechnologyJul 18, 2019
Netflix sinks on subscriber losses, analysts still see growth
Wall Street brokerages stuck to a positive outlook on Netflix Inc on Thursday, betting that a strong content slate for the rest of 2019 would reverse shock second-quarter losses in U.S. subscribers that sank its stock price.

TechCrunchJul 18, 2019
Uber and Lyft drivers demand better pay, workplace protections and driver-led unions
As Assembly Bill 5 makes its way through the California state legislature, Uber and Lyft drivers are voicing their demands for better pay, basic workplace protections and the right to organize through unions. Tomorrow, Lyft and Uber drivers will convene outside Uber's San Francisco headquarters to make their voices heard. As established in Dynamex Operations […]

CNET NewsJul 18, 2019
On Mars, red wine's resveratrol may help you stay strong, study says - CNET
The compound is found in the skin of grapes, as well as blueberries.

GM will help Chevy EV owners find certified home charger installers (Engadget)

EngadgetJul 18, 2019
YouTube Music adds seamless switching between audio and videos
If you're a YouTube Premium or Music Premium subscriber, switching between a song and its music video should be smoother as of today. You can hop back and forth between the two, and playback will continue from the same point with no pauses or interru...

YouTube Music now lets you seamlessly switch between songs and music videos (TechCrunch)

Mac RumorsJul 18, 2019
Los Angeles FC Launches Order-Ahead Food and Drinks Feature Through Apple Business Chat
Los Angeles FC fans can now order food and drinks ahead of time directly on their iPhones at the Banc of California Stadium.

CNET How ToJul 17, 2019
Amazon Prime Day 2019: Fire TV deals end, but Roku discounts still going strong - CNET
The massive savings on Fire TV sticks and TVs have come and gone, but you can still save a few bucks on Roku streamers and TVs.

ResearchBuzzJul 13, 2019
Ohio Businesses, Facebook, China Search Engines, More: Saturday ResearchBuzz, July 13, 2019
NEW RESOURCES Ohio Attorney General: AG Yost Launches New Tool to Help Ohio Consumers. "Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today announced the launch of a new online tool to help Ohioans gauge […]

ComputerWorldJul 13, 2019
How hearables will drive the attention economy
In an age of mass production, the global internet and digital everything, the most valuable commodities have become time and attention. And everybody wants yours.

Your work demands them. Advertisers need them. Broadcast media crave them. Social networks want them. Marketers, charity panhandlers, evangelists, celebrities, smartphone apps, political campaigns and others are all clamoring for you to focus on them and ignore the rest.

[ Related: Android apps: Best of the best ] Finally there's help, in the form of an emerging revolution in audio. Low-power components, better batteries, smaller AI processors, rapidly advancing digital signal processors (DSP), advanced microphone arrays, improving Bluetooth specs and other technologies are converging to enable a new world of smart earbuds, headphones and hearing aids.

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ResearchBuzzJul 11, 2019
Rhode Island Beaches, Immunology Research, Facebook Advertising, More: Thursday Evening ResearchBuzz, July 11, 2019
NEW RESOURCES Providence Journal: Interactive map reveals all the hidden access points to Rhode Island's shore. "Rhode Island is known as the Ocean State, and sure, every Rhode Islander knows East Matunuck […]

Fox Technology newsJul 08, 2019
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says most people should leave Facebook
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has some advice for most Facebook users: delete your account.
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