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  • Brexit: Revoke Article 50 petition crashes Parliament website
    Donnerstag 11:52 BBC News – Technology
    More than 600,000 people sign a petition on the Parliament site calling for Brexit to be cancelled.
  • European Wikipedias have been turned off for the day to protest dangerous copyright laws
    Donnerstag 11:30 James Vincent at The Verge – All Posts
    Websites and businesses across Europe today are protesting controversial changes to online copyright being introduced by the European Union. Ahead of a final vote on the legislation next Tuesday, March 26th, a number of European Wikipedia sites are going dark for the day, blocking all access and directing users to contact their local EU representative to protest the laws. Other major sites, such as Twitch and PornHub, are showing protest banners on their homepages and social media. Meanwhile, any users uploading content to Reddit will be shown this notice: Critics of the Copyright Directive sa …
  • Guesty, a tech platform for property managers on Airbnb and other rental sites, raises $35M
    Donnerstag 11:14 Ingrid Lunden at TechCrunch
    The growth of Airbnb — and likewise other platforms like Booking.com, VRBO and Homeaway for listing and renting short-term accommodation in private homes — has spawned an ecosystem of other businesses and services, from those who make money renting their homes, to cleaning companies that make properties “Airbnb-ready”, to those who help design listings that […]
  • Tech platforms should fight Islamophobia the way they fought ISIS
    Donnerstag 11:00 Casey Newton at The Verge – All Posts
    After last week’s horrific terrorist attack in New Zealand, early commentary focused on how the shootings at two Christchurch shootings seemed to be purpose-built for spreading on social media. “A mass shooting of, and for, the internet,” Kevin Roose called it in the New York Times: The details that have emerged about the Christchurch shooting — at least 49 were killed in an attack on two mosques — are horrifying. But a surprising thing about it is how unmistakably online the violence was, and how aware the shooter on the videostream appears to have been about how his act would be viewed and i …
  • Huawei P30 Pro leaked photos reiterate specs and show off hot red color
    Donnerstag 10:18 Vlad Savov at The Verge – All Posts
    Huawei is less than a week away from its next big flagship smartphone launch, so of course the torrent of leaks surrounding the upcoming P30 and P30 Pro has been full and comprehensive. The latest disclosures from mysmartprice add corroboration to some specs we’ve already seen leaked: the excellent 7nm Kirin 980 processor, a quad-camera system on the rear, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The P30 Pro is set to differentiate itself with a 10x hybrid zoom periscope-style camera while the non-Pro P30 will have a 5x hybrid zoom system, according to the latest leak of marketing materials. pic. …
  • Razer hooks up with Tencent to focus on mobile gaming
    Donnerstag 10:10 Jon Russell at TechCrunch
    Razer is summoning a big gun as it bids to develop its mobile gaming strategy. The Hong Kong-listed company — which sells laptops, smartphones and gaming peripherals — said today it is working with Tencent on a raft of initiatives related to smartphone-based games. The collaboration will cover hardware, software and services. Some of the […]
  • New research targets anti-vaccination comments on Facebook
    Donnerstag 10:02 Rachel Becker at The Verge – All Posts
    Anti-vaccination content on Facebook extends beyond the thoroughly debunked myth that vaccines cause autism, a new study reports. Instead, a team of researchers found four flavors of anti-vaccine misinformation that may discourage parents from vaccinating their children. The findings, published today in the journal Vaccine, suggest that there isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” approach to curbing the spread of vaccine hesitancy, according to the study’s senior author Brian Primack, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Instead, understanding why parents are reluctant to vaccinate their kids wi …
  • Bill & Ted are embarking on a third excellent adventure next year
    Donnerstag 9:47 Jon Porter at The Verge – All Posts
    Bill & Ted 3: Face the Music, the long-awaited sequel to 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, is entering production this summer and is due to be released in August next year. Details about the third entry in the comedy time-travelling series were announced on Twitter by its co-stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, who said “We want to say thank you to you the fans because it looks like we might, actually, hopefully, make a movie this summer.” The film has been a long time coming. The second entry in the series, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, was released almost thirty years ago in 1991, and a draft …
  • Microsoft is bringing its Defender antivirus software to the Mac
    Donnerstag 9:28 Tom Warren at The Verge – All Posts
    Microsoft is bringing its Windows Defender antivirus software to macOS today. The software giant is renaming Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) as a result. Microsoft has created a dedicated Defender ATP client for Mac, and it offers full virus and threat protection mixed with the usual ability to perform quick or full scans. A limited preview will be available for businesses to try out the antivirus protection in environments that have a mix of both Windows PCs and Macs. Microsoft is using its AutoUpdate software on macOS t …
  • Huawei P30 Pro will cost more than the Galaxy S10 Plus according to leak – CNET
    Donnerstag 8:59 Patrick Holland at CNET News
    The quad-rear camera behemoth will cost 999 euros, which converts roughly to $1,130.
  • Galaxy Fold vs. Motorola Razr: Foldable phone specs compared – CNET
    Donnerstag 8:57 Patrick Holland at CNET News
    Samsung could have a serious foldable competitor that packs innovation into a tiny nostalgic package.
  • Nigerian fintech startup OneFi acquires payment company Amplify
    Donnerstag 8:05 Jake Bright at TechCrunch
    Lagos based online lending startup OneFi is buying Nigerian payment solutions company Amplify for an undisclosed amount. OneFi will take over Amplify’s IP, team, and client network of over 1000 merchants to which Amplify provides payment processing services, OneFi CEO Chijioke Dozie told TechCrunch. The move comes as fintech has become one of Africa’s most […]
  • Windows Virtual Desktop is now in public preview
    Donnerstag 8:01 Frederic Lardinois at TechCrunch
    Last year, Microsoft announced the launch of its Windows Virtual Desktop service. At the time, this was a private preview, but starting today, any enterprise user who wants to try out what using a virtual Windows 10 desktop that’s hosted in the Azure cloud looks like will be able to give it a try. It’s […]
  • Microsoft Defender comes to the Mac
    Donnerstag 8:01 Frederic Lardinois at TechCrunch
    Microsoft today announced that it is bringing its Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) to the Mac. Previously, this was a Windows solution for protecting the machines of Microsoft 365 subscribers and assets the IT admins that try to keep them safe. It was also previously called Windows Defender ATP, but given that it is […]
  • The Great Barrier Reef could be saved by these lab-grown coral babies – CNET
    Donnerstag 7:07 Claire Reilly at CNET News
    The children really are the future.
  • The Plum Guide raises $18.5M to expand its ‘vacation homes for the elite’ service
    Donnerstag 7:00 Mike Butcher at TechCrunch
    Fancy knowing how ‘the other half’ lives? Well, part of it is down to tools which have been built specifically for them. Michelin Guide will tell you about the best restaurants on the planet. Similarly the The Plum Guide bills itself as the “Michelin Guide for Homes” as it picks the world’s best vacation rentals, […]
  • Imaginary cow captures more Twitter followers than congressman after lawsuit – CNET
    Donnerstag 6:11 Steven Musil at CNET News
    A Devin Nunes parody account now has more followers than the real-life lawmaker.
  • Supreme Court rules narrowly on Google settlement that gave to charities – CNET
    Donnerstag 5:46 Laura Hautala at CNET News
    The high court says Google users who sued might not have had grounds to do so.
  • George the Poet: Social media gives poets 'a fair shot'
    Donnerstag 4:56 BBC News – Technology
    George the Poet says social media propelled his career and made poetry more accessible.
  • Black Mirror season 5: Anthony Mackie casting, San Junipero sequel, trailer – CNET
    Donnerstag 4:49 Jennifer Bisset at CNET News
    Don’t be in the dark about the next season.
  • Intel intros 9th-gen Core H mobile CPUs, Graphics Command Center – CNET
    Donnerstag 4:48 Lori Grunin at CNET News
    More power on the way for creatives and gamers.
  • Apple's Showtime event: What to expect and how to watch – CNET
    Donnerstag 4:38 Vanessa Hand Orellana at CNET News
    What we know so far about Apple’s TV series, subscription news service and everything else it could announce at its next launch event on Monday, March 25.
  • Scientists develop shape-shifting 'particle robots' with a children's toy – CNET
    Donnerstag 4:31 Jackson Ryan at CNET News
    Big Hero 6, eat your heart out.
  • HBO Theranos doc's director: Elizabeth Holmes is like Scientology, Steve Jobs – CNET
    Donnerstag 3:46 Patrick Holland at CNET News
    The director of HBO’s The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, plus the whistleblower who brought the wrongdoings to light, talk about the woman at the center of it all.
  • Disney wastes no time welcoming Avatar, The Simpsons and Deadpool – CNET
    Donnerstag 2:32 Jennifer Bisset at CNET News
    The future of the Fox franchises looks to be safe under their new Disney banner.
  • PicsArt hits 130 million MAUs as Chinese flock to its photo editing app
    Donnerstag 2:04 Rita Liao at TechCrunch
    If you’re like me, who isn’t big on social media, you’d think that the image filters that come inside most apps will do the job. But for many others, especially the younger crowd, making their photos stand out is a huge deal. The demand is big enough that PicsArt, a rival to filtering companies VSCO […]
  • Volvo's next step in car safety: Intervening in dangerous driving – Roadshow
    Donnerstag 1:38 Jake Holmes at CNET News
    Volvo hopes to tackle speeding, distraction and intoxication with tech.
  • Amify raises its first venture round on a promise: to boost revenue for third party sellers on Amazon
    Donnerstag 1:36 Connie Loizos at TechCrunch
    Small businesses have a complicated relationship with Amazon . While they fear the company because they have no control over it, Amazon’s platform is also a great way to reach shoppers, particularly small businesses that rise to the top of its results pages. Amify, a nine-year-old, Alexandria, Va.-based company, says it can get them there, […]
  • In this GDC space, a toilet plunger becomes your game controller – CNET
    Donnerstag 1:36 James Martin at CNET News
    Welcome to „alt.ctrl.GDC,“ the gaming show’s special showcase of alternative control schemes and interactions.
  • Nissan and Renault's Microsoft-based connected car service will come first to Leaf and Clio – Roadshow
    Donnerstag 1:29 Kyle Hyatt at CNET News
    The service, called Alliance Intelligent Cloud, will bring enhanced navigation, service and more.
  • Bird Box sequel is coming, so take off your blindfolds – CNET
    Donnerstag 0:58 Gael Fashingbauer Cooper at CNET News
    By October, you’ll be able to read author Josh Malerman’s sequel to the book that inspired the Netflix-Sandra Bullock hit.
  • How to watch SpaceX test fire its Starship 'hopper' – CNET
    Donnerstag 0:45 Eric Mack at CNET News
    A prototype of the spacecraft it wants to send to Mars could be started up for the first time as soon as Thursday.
  • NASA telescope spots a cosmic 'cannonball' hurtling through space – CNET
    Donnerstag 0:22 Jackson Ryan at CNET News
    If you could hitch a ride, it would take you from San Francisco to Seattle in one second.
  • Dyson launches a vacuum with better battery, a desk lamp and a personal air purifier
    Donnerstag 0:00 Brian Heater at TechCrunch
    Dyson’s got a very specific way of doing things. The British company makes super-high-quality products for a world where price isn’t an option. Using their devices is a bit like driving a sports car for the first time. You’ve got no idea why someone would pay that much money for something until you actually try […]
  • Dyson’s new ambient lamp promises to last up to 60 years and has a USB-C port built in
    Donnerstag 0:00 Natt Garun at The Verge – All Posts
    Alongside today’s announcement of a new V11 cordless vacuum, Dyson also announced updates to its lighting and air purifier products. The first is the Dyson Lightcycle, its desk and floor lamp that can automatically adjust its lighting temperature based on ambient light or time of day. The high-end lamp also includes a scheduled lighting mode that gadgets like the new Casper Glow offer: you can now set wake and sleep times to gradually adjust as you prepare to rise or wind down. Everything about the Lightcycle is as over-engineered as you’ve come to expect from Dyson products. It has a new cont …
  • Volvo will share crash-safety data to help make other cars safer – Roadshow
    Mittwoch 23:53 Jake Holmes at CNET News
    Volvo is also launching a stronger initiative to protect female car occupants.
  • Ford will invest $850 million to add more production capacity for EVs
    Mittwoch 23:37 Kirsten Korosec at TechCrunch
    Ford plans to invest more than $850 million to add more production capacity at a second U.S. factory for its next-generation battery-electric vehicle program. The investment, which will be made through 2023, will focus on expanding Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant in southeast Michigan. The plant investment also includes funding to build the next-generation Mustang […]
  • IIHS and Mobileye want to know if ADAS makes us better drivers – Roadshow
    Mittwoch 23:33 Kyle Hyatt at CNET News
    To find out they completed a two-part study with IIHS employees and Mobileye’s 6 Series retrofittable system.
  • Microsoft warns Windows 7 users of looming end to security updates
    Mittwoch 22:58 Zack Whittaker at TechCrunch
    Microsoft has rolled out a patch that will warn Windows 7 users that security updates will soon come to an end. The patch rolled out Wednesday warning users of the impending deadline, January 14, 2020, when the software giant will no longer roll out fixes for security flaws and vulnerabilities. The deadline comes some 10 […]
  • Ford will invest $850 million in its second North American EV factory – Roadshow
    Mittwoch 22:51 Kyle Hyatt at CNET News
    The Blue Oval is going big when it comes to modernizing its Flat Rock plant for EV production.