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Samsung's 120Hz mobile displays use variable refresh rates to save power
Last week Samsung revealed its new Galaxy Note line, and the highest-end model comes with a 120Hz screen. A higher refresh rate allows it to feel more responsive using a pen or playing mobile games and scroll even more smoothly, but as people with 90...
31 minutes ago
Engadget
Samsung's 120Hz mobile displays use variable refresh rates to save power
With VP Pick Kamala Harris, Joe Biden Gets a Digital Juggernaut
The senator and her team have earned a reputation for savvy online organizing. That could come in handy for a socially distanced presidential campaign.
2 hours ago
WIRED
With VP Pick Kamala Harris, Joe Biden Gets a Digital Juggernaut
Rivian fires back at Tesla in lawsuit, accuses automaker of attempting to "malign its reputation"
Rivian has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Tesla, arguing that two of the three claims in the case fail to state sufficient allegations of trade-secret theft and poaching talent and instead was an attempt to malign its reputation and hurt its own recruiting efforts. One remaining claim of ...
2 hours ago
TechCrunch
Rivian fires back at Tesla in lawsuit, accuses automaker of attempting to "malign its reputation"
Kamala Harris is the choice Joe Biden needed to win over Silicon Valley
Kamala Harris, left, has had a close relationships with Sheryl Sandberg, right. | Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The California senator has glad-handed with tech elites for decades. For months, Silicon Valley hasn't been quite sure what to make of Joe Biden. But Kamala Harris" That's ...
2 hours ago
Recode
Kamala Harris is the choice Joe Biden needed to win over Silicon Valley
Google is re-adding a Calendar app to Android Auto so you can see how to get to your next appointment
Google is releasing a new update to Android Auto that allows the car software to regain some of its smarts. This includes bringing back the Calendar app, which allows you to view information on your next appointment and get driving directions if you"d added a location to the calendar entry. Google ...
3 hours ago
The Verge
Google is re-adding a Calendar app to Android Auto so you can see how to get to your next appointment
Kamala Harris brings a view from tech's epicenter to the presidential race
Joe Biden's decision to name California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate in the quest to unseat President Trump means that the next vice president could be not only the first Black and Asian American woman on a presidential ticket in the U.S " historic milestones by any account " but also a ...
3 hours ago
TechCrunch
Kamala Harris brings a view from tech's epicenter to the presidential race
WSJ: TikTok used a loophole to track MAC addresses on Android
The future of TikTok is still up in the air as it's treated as an acquisition target and security risk all at once, and now the Wall Street Journal is reporting a detail on the kind of information it had been tracking about users. Their analysis of i...
3 hours ago
Engadget
WSJ: TikTok used a loophole to track MAC addresses on Android
Pinterest's former COO is suing for gender discrimination and retaliation
Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images The former COO of Pinterest is suing the company for gender discrimination. Françoise Brougher says she was paid less than her male peers, repeatedly left out of important meetings, and given gendered feedback, according to her legal complaint. She was fired ...
3 hours ago
The Verge
Pinterest's former COO is suing for gender discrimination and retaliation
Court dismisses Genius lawsuit over lyrics-scraping by Google
A state court has dismissed a high-profile case showing unsportsmanlike conduct by Google, which was caught red-handed using lyrics obviously scraped from Genius. Unfortunately for the latter, the complaints amount to a copyright violation – which wasn't what the plaintiffs alleged, sinking the case. ...
4 hours ago
TechCrunch
Court dismisses Genius lawsuit over lyrics-scraping by Google
Tesla's planned five-way stock split will make its shares much more affordable
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla has announced a new five-way stock split to take effect on August 28th, which will make the company's shares cheaper for buyers. The electric car maker's stock closed on Tuesday at $1,374.39 a share, close to its July all-time high and at a total ...
5 hours ago
The Verge
Tesla's planned five-way stock split will make its shares much more affordable
Daily Crunch: Android phones become earthquake detectors
Google is using accelerometers in an interesting new way, Twitter allows everyone to limit tweet replies and Mozilla announces major layoffs. This is your Daily Crunch for August 11, 2020. The big story: Android phones become earthquake detectors Google said that smartphone accelerometers are sensitive ...
5 hours ago
TechCrunch
Daily Crunch: Android phones become earthquake detectors
How to get rid of that irritating Meet tab in Gmail for Android and iOS
I have nothing against Google's Meet videoconferencing platform " I've even used it a couple of times with relatives " but I can't help being annoyed when the feature is pushed at me via other apps. Specifically, Gmail. Meet first appeared on the desktop Gmail app last spring, but it did not take ...
5 hours ago
The Verge
How to get rid of that irritating Meet tab in Gmail for Android and iOS
Watch Steve Wozniak's celebrity-packed 70th birthday celebration tonight at 8PM ET
Photo by Sonia Recchia/WireImage Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak turns 70 years old today, and you can celebrate by attending his celebrity-studded virtual birthday party that's happening in just a few hours at 8PM ET. Today's party also kicks off an "11 Days of Wozdom" social media contest offering ...
5 hours ago
The Verge
Watch Steve Wozniak's celebrity-packed 70th birthday celebration tonight at 8PM ET
Judge dismisses Genius lawsuit against Google over 'stolen' lyrics
Last year, Genius made headlines when it used a "watermark" made up of alternating styles of apostrophes that spelled out "red handed" in Morse code to highlight what it said was Google scraping its annotated lyrics. While the move was clever, it has...
6 hours ago
Engadget
Judge dismisses Genius lawsuit against Google over 'stolen' lyrics
TikTok collected device identifiers for over a year in violation of Android policies
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge TikTok's Android app collected users? MAC addresses for 18 months in violation of the platform rules, as discovered by a Wall Street Journal investigation on Tuesday. The addresses would have served as a unique identifier for each user's device, making them ...
6 hours ago
The Verge
TikTok collected device identifiers for over a year in violation of Android policies
The next-gen Xbox will ship in November
The last few months have provided a steady trickle of information about the next Xbox console – or the Xbox Series X, as it's known. We know what it looks like. We know a lot about what's inside. We know about more than a dozen titles currently being built for it. One thing we didn't [...]
6 hours ago
TechCrunch
The next-gen Xbox will ship in November
Tesla announces 5 for 1 share split, rallies 8%
Today after the close of regular trading Tesla, a well-known American electric vehicle company, announced that it intends to split its shares 5 for 1. The split announcement comes after a sharp rally in the value of Tesla equity in recent quarters. The company's shares quickly rallied on the news, picking ...
6 hours ago
TechCrunch
Tesla announces 5 for 1 share split, rallies 8%
Police use of facial recognition violates human rights, UK court rules
Use of the tech needs to be narrower to conform to human rights law, court held.
6 hours ago
Ars Technica
Police use of facial recognition violates human rights, UK court rules
The last Blockbuster is hosting an Airbnb sleepover in September
The idea of spending the night inside an old retail store may not sound fun at first glance, but add some blue and yellow paint, throw in a dash of nostalgia, and suddenly it's an experience fit for an Airbnb reservation war. The last Blockbuster in...
6 hours ago
Engadget
The last Blockbuster is hosting an Airbnb sleepover in September
Facebook bans blackface and certain anti-Semitic conspiracy theories
Facebook updated its hate speech policies to ban people from posting content depicting blackface or anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that Jewish people are running the world. Above, CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Congress in 2018. | AFP via Getty Images The company is expanding its hate ...
7 hours ago
Recode
Facebook bans blackface and certain anti-Semitic conspiracy theories
Always read the fine print? GM Super Cruise only free for three years
It turns out the advanced hands-free driving system requires a subscription.
7 hours ago
Ars Technica
Always read the fine print? GM Super Cruise only free for three years
Walmart tests same-day delivery with Instacart
Walmart and Instacart are partnering to offer same-day delivery in four markets, a move that strengthens both companies as competitors against Amazon and Whole Foods, CNBC and CNN both reported. The pilot program is now offered at Walmart stores in L...
7 hours ago
Engadget
Walmart tests same-day delivery with Instacart
"Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2" won't arrive until 2021
The makers of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 are pushing the game's release date back to 2021. In a statement shared on Twitter, Hardsuit Labs and Paradox Interactive announced that they simply need more time to work on the game.?Due to the q...
7 hours ago
Engadget
"Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2" won't arrive until 2021
Microsoft announces November launch for Xbox Series X, Halo Infinite delay
High-profile shooter pushed back to 2021. Hardware price still unknown.
8 hours ago
Ars Technica
Microsoft announces November launch for Xbox Series X, Halo Infinite delay
US childhood SARS-CoV-2 infections surging with the current peak
The last two weeks of July saw nearly 100,000 new cases in school-age kids and teens.
8 hours ago
Ars Technica
US childhood SARS-CoV-2 infections surging with the current peak
When Private Security Cameras Are Police Surveillance Tools
Civil rights activists warn of "mission creep," as cameras installed to prevent break-ins are increasingly used to monitor protesters and communities of color.
8 hours ago
WIRED
When Private Security Cameras Are Police Surveillance Tools
How Google Meet Weathered the Work-From-Home Explosion
In the early months of Covid-19, Google's video conferencing platform grew exponentially. Keeping the lights on was no easy task.
8 hours ago
WIRED
How Google Meet Weathered the Work-From-Home Explosion
Charter tries to convince FCC that broadband customers want data caps
Charter petitioned FCC to eliminate merger condition that forbids data caps.
8 hours ago
Ars Technica
Charter tries to convince FCC that broadband customers want data caps
Twitter is finally helping people shut out 'reply guys?
Twitter is rolling out a new feature that lets people limit who replies to their posts | Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images You can now limit who is allowed to respond to your tweets, which Twitter says is helping reduce harassment. If you're on Twitter " and especially if you're a woman on Twitter ...
9 hours ago
Recode
Twitter is finally helping people shut out 'reply guys?
EA shareholders say no to massive proposed raises for executives
Proposal would have seen year-to-year increases of over 100% for some execs.
9 hours ago
Ars Technica
EA shareholders say no to massive proposed raises for executives
Here's where VP pick Kamala Harris stands on Big Tech, family leave, fair pay, and more
Former vice president Joe Biden has picked Senator Kamala Harris of California to be his running mate, a historic move that will make her the first woman of color to be nominated by a major party in a U.S. presidential election. Harris, one of Biden's toughest rivals in the Democratic primary race, had ...
10 hours ago
Fast Company
Here's where VP pick Kamala Harris stands on Big Tech, family leave, fair pay, and more
Report: Airbnb's highly anticipated IPO could still happen in 2020
You didn't think Airbnb was going to let a little something like unmitigated disruption to the global travel industry stop it from going public, did you? On the contrary: The home-sharing startup is quietly moving forward with its plans to file for an IPO, The Wall Street Journal reports, and it could ...
12 hours ago
Fast Company
Report: Airbnb's highly anticipated IPO could still happen in 2020
What will it take for cities to get rid of natural gas?
In Baltimore, where a massive gas explosion leveled homes and killed at least one person on Monday, the utility plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to make repairs on the city's aging natural gas infrastructure. But perhaps making repairs is the wrong plan entirely. Instead, the city could ...
12 hours ago
Fast Company
What will it take for cities to get rid of natural gas?
Maybe Netflix and Amazon Should Just Buy Theater Chains
The rules banning movie studios from owning cinemas have been overturned?just in time for theaters in need of a bailout.
12 hours ago
WIRED
Maybe Netflix and Amazon Should Just Buy Theater Chains
A New Survey Links Vaping to Higher Covid-19 Risk
A Stanford University report shows that teens and young adults who use e-cigarettes are five to seven times more likely to test positive for the virus.
12 hours ago
WIRED
A New Survey Links Vaping to Higher Covid-19 Risk
How convenience store chains such as Circle K and 7-Eleven are morphing in the COVID-19 era
Circle K is opening what's believed to be the world's first convenience store retrofitted with AI technology for autonomous checkout in Tempe, Arizona, the company announced this morning. The chain is partnering with San Francisco-based Standard to equip the location with 80 to 100 ceiling cameras ...
13 hours ago
Fast Company
How convenience store chains such as Circle K and 7-Eleven are morphing in the COVID-19 era
Do you really need to worry about your security on TikTok? Here's what we know.
Yan Guolin/VCG via Getty Images You may be wondering how an app for sharing viral lip-syncing videos poses a national security threat. Last week, President Trump seriously escalated his threats toward the social media app TikTok, which he has accused of posing a threat to national security. ...
13 hours ago
Recode
Do you really need to worry about your security on TikTok? Here's what we know.
Politicians, take note: Unaffiliated voters have distinct brain patterns, MRI scans reveal
The third of U.S. voters who are unaffiliated with a party are not just indecisive or cagey about their true leanings. Their brains share a pattern of activity. A team of political scientists, neuroscientists, and psychiatrists from New York University, UC San Diego, the University of Texas, and the ...
14 hours ago
Fast Company
Politicians, take note: Unaffiliated voters have distinct brain patterns, MRI scans reveal
The lost "Black-ish" episode, now on Hulu, never should have been lost
It was the thinking person's Snyder Cut, if not his or her Day the Clown Cried. The unreleased 2017 Black-ish episode, "Please, Baby, Please&x201D; offered more than a grimmer Justice League, or a sunnier Holocaust. It promised a funny Black creator taking on the president, with the imprimatur of ...
14 hours ago
Fast Company
The lost "Black-ish" episode, now on Hulu, never should have been lost
Best Unlimited Data Plans: T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon
All the major US carriers have options that let you stream as much as you want. We've laid out how they work, and which will give you the most bang for your buck.
14 hours ago
WIRED
Best Unlimited Data Plans: T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon
The TikTok drama shines a spotlight on the rare tech investor who backs Trump
Doug Leone and his wife have donated $400,000 to boost Trump. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Doug Leone, who has backed both TikTok and Trump, could be the bridge between the two. The ultimate fate of TikTok could be shaped in part by the efforts of one billionaire tech investor who has earned ...
1 day ago
Recode
The TikTok drama shines a spotlight on the rare tech investor who backs Trump
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