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Google blasts DOJ’s lawsuit: ‘This isn’t the dial-up 1990s’

Tech | New York Post

Google responded to the Department of Justice’s blockbuster lawsuit against it on Tuesday by suggesting that the law enforcement agency is stuck in the past. In a snark-laden blog post, Google’s chief legal officer Kent Walker denied claims that the company is forcing consumer to use its search engine —saying that even an idiot can...

October 20th 2020, 8:01 pm

EU to link national COVID-19 tracing apps together

Tech | New York Post

BRUSSELS — The European Commission on Monday launched an EU-wide system devised to link national COVID-19 tracing apps together in its latest effort to slow down the coronavirus pandemic. Following testing in different EU countries earlier this autumn, the bloc’s executive arm said the system got underway with three national apps — Germany’s Corona-Warn-App, Ireland’s...

October 20th 2020, 1:42 pm

China’s Internet tycoons are getting richer amid COVID-19

Tech | New York Post

Jack Ma, founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba, held onto his status as China’s richest tycoon this year as surging demand for online shopping and other services during the coronavirus pandemic swelled the fortunes of Internet entrepreneurs, according to a survey released Tuesday. Ma’s fortune rose 45 percent percent over 2019 to $58.8 billion, according to...

October 20th 2020, 1:00 pm

LG’s ‘rollable’ TV is finally on sale — for $87,000

Tech | New York Post

LG’s TV of the future is finally on sale — and it costs as much as a brand-new luxury sedan. The Korean electronics giant made its cutting-edge “rollable” TV available for purchase on Tuesday, more than four years after unveiling its groundbreaking bendable screen. The LG Signature OLED R, as it’s called, features a flexible...

October 20th 2020, 12:30 pm

Travis Kalanick’s ‘ghost kitchen’ firm has spent $130M on real estate

Tech | New York Post

Uber founder Travis Kalanick’s food delivery startup has spent more than $130 million on real estate as it looks to build out a network of “ghost kitchens,” a new report says. Entities linked to CloudKitchens — which rents food-prep spaces to delivery-only restaurants — have snapped up more than 40 properties in almost two dozen...

October 20th 2020, 12:30 pm

Microsoft, SpaceX are trying to expand cloud platform into space

Tech | New York Post

Microsoft is partnering with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk-led SpaceX and others as it expands its cloud-computing platform into space, the software giant said Tuesday.

October 20th 2020, 12:30 pm

DOJ files antitrust suit against Google over search, ads dominance

Tech | New York Post

The lawsuit alleges that Google broke the law in how it dealt with rivals to its search and advertising businesses, and accuses the tech giant of disadvantaging competitors in order to keep its own search engine dominant and sell more ads.

October 20th 2020, 10:10 am

Demand for Apple’s iPhone 12 outpacing last year’s model, analyst says

Tech | New York Post

Whether or not the 5G revolution is here remains to be seen, but Apple fans are buying in. The newly unveiled iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro received twice as many preorders in its first day on sale than last year’s iPhones did, according to an influential tech analyst. With 1.7 million to 2 million...

October 19th 2020, 4:00 pm

WWF Australia drones to drop seeds for koala gum trees

Tech | New York Post

MELBOURNE – Specialised drones are being tested in a program to boost koala numbers on Australia’s east coast, dropping seeds of gum trees as part of a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) scheme to regenerate bushland torched in the country’s historic bushfires. Gum tree leaves are koala’s main food source and restoring bushland and forest habitat...

October 19th 2020, 3:18 pm

Crackdown on QAnon continues as TikTok bans conspiracy theory content

Tech | New York Post

TikTok is the latest social media company to go after the QAnon conspiracy theory. The mega-popular video app is now deleting accounts that post QAnon-related content, NPR reports, an escalation from its previous policy of reducing the visibility of the posts. “Content and accounts that promote QAnon violate our disinformation policy and we remove them...

October 19th 2020, 2:32 pm

Japan joining forces with US and Europe to regulate Big Tech

Tech | New York Post

Japan is joining the fight against Big Tech’s market dominance. The head of the country’s antitrust watchdog said Monday that it would be teaming up with the US and Europe to tackle efforts to regulate the four biggest names in Silicon Valley, adding that Tokyo could open a probe into Google’s attempted Fitbit merger. “If...

October 19th 2020, 9:30 am

Pakistan lifts TikTok ban after pledge to clean up ‘immoral’ content

Tech | New York Post

TikTok is up and running once again in Pakistan 10 days after it was banned following a failure to filter out “immoral and indecent” content. The popular social media app was given a second chance after it pledged to enforce the rules set forth by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). “TikTok has agreed to moderate...

October 19th 2020, 8:44 am

FCC staffer slams Twitter for letting Ayatollah Khamenei tweet — but not The Post

Tech | New York Post

A top Federal Communications Commission staffer blasted Twitter for freezing The Post’s account in the wake of its exposé on Hunter Biden’s e-mails — while Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is still free to fire off tweets. The dictator — who once called for the destruction of Israel on the social media site —...

October 18th 2020, 7:37 pm

Joe Biden is wandering around on his own island — on Animal Crossing

Tech | New York Post

Joe Biden now has his own island — on Nintendo’s Animal Crossing. “Biden Island,” as the promotional site built by his campaign is called, features trains, lots of dogs, and a red, white and blue garden outside its own “White House,” Gamespot.com reports. There is even a suited, aviator glasses-wearing Joe Biden wandering around the...

October 18th 2020, 7:37 pm

First presidential vote cast using blockchain technology

Tech | New York Post

With the 2020 presidential election less than a few weeks away — encumbered yet again by questions and concerns surrounding ballot security and fraud — revolutionary blockchain voting technology is being piloted in small pockets of the country. And Tuesday marked the first time a vote has ever been cast for a US president in...

October 16th 2020, 2:12 pm

Hackers reportedly accessed 2K Robinhood trading accounts

Tech | New York Post

Nearly 2,000 Robinhood accounts were infiltrated by hackers who stole money from the popular stock-trading app’s users, a new report says. The estimate — which the financial startup has not publicly confirmed — came from an internal review of the hacking activity that looted thousands of dollars from Robinhood users in recent weeks, Bloomberg News...

October 16th 2020, 2:12 pm

UK watchdog says Instagram will curb hidden advertising by influencers

Tech | New York Post

Instagram has agreed to measures to crack down on hidden advertising by so-called influencers on its photo and video platform, Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority said Friday. Influencers with thousands of followers can earn large fees from companies to promote a product on Instagram. In what the CMA described as an important behavior shift by...

October 16th 2020, 1:57 pm

Scientists say there’s a 50/50 chance we’re living in a computer simulation

Tech | New York Post

There’s a 50 percent chance we’re living in a computer simulation, according to new analysis. A scientist from Columbia University in the US claims it’s not too far-fetched to suggest our reality is a computer simulation created by a highly advanced civilization. This may sound like the plot of the “The Matrix” or even The...

October 16th 2020, 12:56 pm

Atari is launching a cryptocurrency along with its new gaming console

Tech | New York Post

Atari isn’t just getting back in the console game after two decades on the sidelines — it’s jumping headfirst into cryptocurrency, too. The retro gaming giant is introducing a digital currency called Atari Token which users will be able to use to buy games on its new Atari VCS gaming system. The tokens will sell...

October 16th 2020, 12:56 pm

Google now lets you search for a song by humming or singing its tune

Tech | New York Post

Google announced this week it is adding a “search a song” button to its search bar that will allow users to hum, sing or whistle the tunes to songs whose names they don’t know. After you provide Google with your best rendition of the song in question, the search engine will provide a list of...

October 16th 2020, 11:57 am

Google launches new features to help locate nearest voting locations

Tech | New York Post

Google said on Friday it was introducing new features across its search engine, Maps and voice assistant to help voters in the United States find their nearest voting locations. Details on in-person voting or returning mail-in ballots can be found under searches with “early voting locations” or “ballot drop boxes near me,” Google said in...

October 16th 2020, 11:57 am

Apple’s third product event in three months may be around the corner

Tech | New York Post

Apple isn’t done unveiling new gadgets this fall. Despite staging a keynote event for the iPad and Apple Watch in September and another one for the iPhone this week, the tech giant is reportedly gearing up for a third event next month to announce speedy new computers. Noted Apple leaker Jon Prosser reports that the...

October 16th 2020, 11:57 am

Twitter suffers embarrassing outage amid Post censorship controversy

Tech | New York Post

Twitter suffered a major crash on Thursday evening — telling users “something went wrong” when they attempted to open their feeds. The crash comes a day after the social media giant took the unprecedented measure of shutting down The Post’s primary page while claiming, without evidence, bombshell reports about Hunter Biden’s emails were in violation...

October 15th 2020, 6:33 pm

YouTube cracks down on QAnon content targeting individuals, protected groups

Tech | New York Post

YouTube is cracking down on conspiracy theories pushed out by believers in the QAnon movement. The Google-owned video platform announced Thursday that it will be banning cospiracy theory content that targets individuals and groups and that is “used to justify real-world violence.” “One example would be content that threatens or harasses someone by suggesting they...

October 15th 2020, 4:48 pm

FCC moves to ‘clarify’ Section 230 law following censoring of Post story

Tech | New York Post

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said Thursday he will move to “clarify the meaning” of the law known as “Section 230,” which protects tech giants like Twitter and Facebook from being held liable for the content their users post. Pai’s move follows explosive backlash to Twitter and Facebook blocking links to The Post’s Wednesday exposé...

October 15th 2020, 4:03 pm

Feds charge tech mogul Robert Brockman with hiding $2 billion from IRS

Tech | New York Post

Federal prosecutors said Thursday they had charged Houston-based technology executive Robert Brockman with hiding $2 billion in income from the IRS over 20 years, in the biggest tax fraud case against an individual in US history. At the same time, the US Attorney for the Northern District of California announced he had struck a non-prosecution...

October 15th 2020, 4:03 pm

Peloton recalls pedals on 27,000 bikes due to injuries

Tech | New York Post

At least one customer required stitches.

October 15th 2020, 3:02 pm

‘Very high risk’ defunct Russian satellite and Chinese rocket body will collide

Tech | New York Post

Experts believe a defunct Russian satellite and a discarded Chinese rocket could smash into each other high above the earth on Thursday, according to reports. Satellite-tracking company LeoLabs on Wednesday said the defunct objects could come within 39 feet of each other and that there was a 10 percent chance that they could still collide...

October 15th 2020, 3:02 pm

Sony’s new PS5 will record user conversations for moderation purposes

Tech | New York Post

Big Brother is watching … your video gaming. PlayStation maker Sony this week rolled out a new software update to allow gamers to record their online voice chats for moderation purposes. “Please be aware that voice chats in parties may be recorded and sent to us by other users,” Sony is now telling gamers who...

October 15th 2020, 1:17 pm

Russian robot astronaut booted from Twitter: ‘My opinion of people is low’

Tech | New York Post

The cosmo-bot also accused its former colleagues of getting drunk on the ISS.

October 15th 2020, 11:31 am

Canadian city using AI to predict who might become homeless

Tech | New York Post

TORONTO – As makeshift tent cities spring up across Canada to house rough sleepers who fear using shelters due to COVID-19, one city is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to predict which residents risk becoming homeless. Computer programmers working for the city of London, Ontario, 170km southwest of the provincial capital Toronto, say the new system...

October 15th 2020, 11:31 am

The new price of Tesla’s Model S is based on sex and pot jokes

Tech | New York Post

Tesla cut the price for its Long Range Model S vehicle twice in the past three days — and the latest discount is based on jokes about sex and pot. A 4-percent cut on Tuesday brought the electric car’s price tag down to $71,990, while a subsequent cut now has it selling for $69,420. The...

October 15th 2020, 10:46 am

TikTok says rival apps taking advantage of Trump’s ban threat

Tech | New York Post

TikTok claims that competitors are trying to capitalize on the Trump administration’s efforts to ban the popular video-sharing app in the US. The Chinese-owned platform made the allegation in a court filing asking a federal judge to block US Commerce Department rules that would effectively shut down the app next month if it’s not taken...

October 15th 2020, 10:46 am

Twitter hackers posed as IT workers to trick employees, NY probe finds

Tech | New York Post

A simple phone scam was the key first step in the Twitter hack that took over dozens of high-profile accounts this summer, New York regulators say. The hackers responsible for the July 15 attack called Twitter employees posing as company IT workers and tricked them into giving up their login credentials for the social network’s...

October 14th 2020, 5:52 pm

Twitter, Facebook censor Post over Hunter Biden exposé

Tech | New York Post

Both Twitter and Facebook took extraordinary censorship measures against The Post on Wednesday over its exposés about Hunter Biden’s emails — and leveled baseless accusations that the reports used “hacked materials.” The suppression effort came despite presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign merely denying that he had anything on his “official schedules” about meeting a Ukrainian...

October 14th 2020, 4:36 pm

We Company reportedly changing its name back to WeWork

Tech | New York Post

The We Company, parent of money-losing shared office provider WeWork, which last year yanked plans to go public after harsh criticism over its business model and erratic management, is dropping the “we” moniker to revert to its better-known name, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters. Restoration of WeWork as the official name is...

October 14th 2020, 3:21 pm

YouTube to remove videos with misinformation about COVID vaccines

Tech | New York Post

A YouTube spokesman told Reuters that general discussions in videos about “broad concerns” over the vaccine would remain on the platform.

October 14th 2020, 1:05 pm

Facebook limits spread of The Post’s Hunter Biden exposé

Tech | New York Post

Facebook moved Wednesday to limit the spread of The Post’s reporting on bombshell emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop that show he introduced his father, Joe Biden, to a Ukrainian energy executive, a company spokesman said. The social network may also have independent fact-checkers examine the exclusive story based on the younger Biden’s emails, according to...

October 14th 2020, 12:35 pm

Eight nations sign US-led pact for moon exploration

Tech | New York Post

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s new moonshot rules: No fighting and littering. And no trespassing at historic lunar landmarks like Apollo 11′s Tranquility Base. The space agency released a set of guidelines Tuesday for its Artemis moon-landing program, based on the 1967 Outer Space Treaty and other agreements. So far, eight countries have signed these...

October 14th 2020, 12:05 pm

Amazon staffers demand paid time off to vote in 2020 election

Tech | New York Post

Thousands of Amazon staffers are reportedly demanding the company give them time off to vote in November’s presidential election. A petition circulating on the e-commerce giant’s internal network urges Amazon to give all of its US employees a paid day or shift off to cast their ballot on or before Election Day, according to reports....

October 14th 2020, 10:03 am

Apple’s new iPhone 12 won’t come with free headphones, charging brick

Tech | New York Post

The next time you shell out $1,000 for a new iPhone, don’t expect a pair of complementary headphones in the box. Apple has jettisoned the popular freebie — as well as the 18W power adapter it has included with every iPhone — in an effort to reduce the size of the packaging for its new...

October 13th 2020, 4:23 pm

Apple introduces smaller iPhone 12 mini for $699

Tech | New York Post

Apple is trying something with its new iPhone 12 that it hasn’t done in years: making it smaller. The tech giant on Tuesday announced the iPhone 12 mini, its smallest flagship device since the iPhone 5. With a 5.4 inch display, the iPhone 12 mini packs all the same internals as its larger counterpart, and...

October 13th 2020, 4:23 pm

Apple unveils its first-ever 5G phone in hopes of mass upgrades

Tech | New York Post

The era of 5G iPhones is finally here. Apple on Tuesday unveiled its iPhone 12 lineup — a slate of four devices that will be able to access super-fast wireless speeds that are as much as 10 or 20 times faster than current 4G networks. Apple Chief executive Tim Cook and other executives launched the...

October 13th 2020, 2:51 pm

Facebook to start banning ads that discourage vaccinations

Tech | New York Post

Facebook will start banning ads that explicitly discourage people from getting vaccinated, the world’s largest social media company said Tuesday, as it also announced a new flu vaccine information campaign. Ads advocating for or against legislation or government policies around vaccines, including a COVID-19 vaccine, will still be allowed, the company said in a blog...

October 13th 2020, 2:07 pm

Atlantic Ocean records hottest decade in nearly 3,000 years

Tech | New York Post

The past decade has seen the Atlantic Ocean see its hottest temperatures in almost three thousand years. This is according to a new study that found recent spikes in temperature go well beyond what is expected from natural patterns. Rising ocean temperatures are bad news for a lot of marine life. Hotter oceans also lead...

October 13th 2020, 1:21 pm

YouTuber creates real-life ‘Star Wars’ lightsaber that slices steel

Tech | New York Post

This is no Hollywood prop.

October 13th 2020, 11:21 am

Apple’s iPhone 12 event is Tuesday at 1 p.m. — here’s how to watch

Tech | New York Post

Apple is expected to announce four new versions of the iPhone during its 1 p.m. EDT keynote, and will for the first time be bringing 5G tech to its flagship device.

October 13th 2020, 10:36 am

Microsoft reportedly stops hacking operation targeting election

Tech | New York Post

Microsoft has shut down a massive hacking operation that could’ve potentially indirectly impacted election infrastructure, according to a new report. The company announced Monday that it took down the servers behind the malware network Trickbot, which criminals were using to launch other cyberattacks, including a strain of extremely potent ransomware, CNN Business reported. Armed with...

October 12th 2020, 4:31 pm

Scientists return from Arctic expedition with wealth of climate data

Tech | New York Post

BERLIN — An icebreaker carrying scientists on a year-long international effort to study the high Arctic has returned to its home port in Germany carrying a wealth of data that will help researchers better predict climate change in the decades to come. The RV Polarstern arrived Monday in the North Sea port of Bremerhaven, from...

October 12th 2020, 3:01 pm

Italian teenage computer whiz beatified by Catholic Church

Tech | New York Post

ASSISI, Italy — A 15-year-old Italian computer whiz who died of leukemia in 2006 moved a step closer to possible sainthood Saturday with his beatification in the town of Assisi, where he is buried. Carlo Acutis is the youngest contemporary person to be beatified, a path taken by two Portuguese shepherd children living in the...

October 12th 2020, 2:13 pm

Facebook will start banning Holocaust denial posts

Tech | New York Post

Facebook will now begin taking down Holocaust denial posts, reversing its long-held stance against policing the anti-Semitic content. The social network made the change Monday when it updated its hate speech policies, citing “the well-documented rise in anti-Semitism globally and the alarming level of ignorance about the Holocaust, especially among young people.” Facebook will soon...

October 12th 2020, 1:30 pm

Amazon pulls plug on ‘Crucible’ after less than six months

Tech | New York Post

Amazon’s ambitious shooting game “Crucible” has been unceremoniously pulled off the market just 5 months after its release. The free-to-play game, which was meant to compete with mega-hits like “Fortnite,” was first launched in May after being in development since 2016, but was quickly pulled back into beta after being panned by reviewers. In a...

October 12th 2020, 12:00 pm

TikTok rival Triller reportedly in talks to go public

Tech | New York Post

Short-video app Triller is considering a back-door public offering as its better-known rival, TikTok, fights a looming ban in the US, a new report says. Triller — which was launched in 2015 but has just a fraction of TikTok’s 100 million US users — has had discussions with blank-check companies about potential merger deals that...

October 12th 2020, 12:00 pm

Robinhood says some customer accounts may have become target of hackers

Tech | New York Post

Fintech startup Robinhood said Friday some customers might have become a target of hackers because of their personal email accounts being compromised outside of its platform. The issue did not occur from a breach in the firm’s systems, a spokesperson for the company said in a statement. “We’re actively working with those impacted to secure...

October 9th 2020, 8:02 pm

Facebook orders content moderators to come back to the office

Tech | New York Post

Facebook is ordering its content moderators to come back to the office even as other employees are allowed to work from home well into next year. The social network has told some of its 15,000 third-party contractors who are responsible for scrubbing the platform clean of child pornography and graphic violence that they must be...

October 9th 2020, 7:29 pm

Pakistan bans TikTok, citing ‘immoral and indecent’ content

Tech | New York Post

TikTok has been banned in Pakistan after the country’s telecom regulator deemed that it had failed to filter out “immoral and indecent” content. It is the latest blow in the region for the beleaguered social media platform, which back in June was banned in India after the country said that it had received reports that...

October 9th 2020, 1:59 pm

Twitter slows retweets ahead of election to combat viral misinformation

Tech | New York Post

Twitter is making it harder for tweets to go viral ahead of the election in order to combat the spread of misinformation, it said Friday. Beginning Friday and continuing through the election, users who hit the retweet button on a tweet will be taken to a screen where they can add commentary to their retweet....

October 9th 2020, 1:59 pm

Apple will extend free trials of Apple TV+ through February

Tech | New York Post

Apple is extending the free trials of its Apple TV+ streaming service for users whose plans were set to expire in the next three months.

October 9th 2020, 12:12 pm

Microsoft will allow employees to stay remote permanently

Tech | New York Post

Microsoft has reportedly told its employees to feel free to work from home forever, even when its offices open back up.

October 9th 2020, 12:12 pm

Facebook bans Charlie Kirk-linked firm behind teen troll farm

Tech | New York Post

Facebook has banned a marketing firm it found paying teenagers to run a pro-Trump troll farm. Arizona-based Rally Forge was responsible for hundreds of fake accounts and pages on the social network that were designed to support President Trump, the Washington Post reported on Thursday. Facebook’s investigation found that Rally Forge was “working on behalf...

October 8th 2020, 2:04 pm

Driverless car company Waymo expands service — without backup drivers

Tech | New York Post

Waymo is allowing the general public to hitch a ride in its driverless autonomous vehicles in Phoenix, expanding a service it had been quietly offering to a select group of riders for the past year. The service launches to the general public Thursday. The vehicles, which will have no back-up drivers behind the wheel to...

October 8th 2020, 2:04 pm

Instacart valuation jumps to $17.7 billion as online grocery shopping surges

Tech | New York Post

Instacart on Thursday said it raised $200 million in its latest round, valuing the company at $17.7 billion as it cashes in on a surge in online shopping due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In June, Instacart raised $225 million, and the company was valued at $13.8 billion in that round. This latest round is led...

October 8th 2020, 12:45 pm

Tesla Roadster launched into space by SpaceX passes Mars

Tech | New York Post

The greatest road trip of all time just went past Mars. Elon Musk’s cherry-red Tesla Roadster — which the CEO blasted into space back in 2018 aboard SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket — is currently doing a flyby near the red planet, according to SpaceX. “Starman, last seen leaving Earth, made its first close approach with...

October 8th 2020, 12:45 pm

Elon Musk: Tesla’s battery factory in Berlin faces ‘significant production risk’

Tech | New York Post

Tesla’s under-construction Berlin gigafactory will produce Model Y vehicles with a new battery design, a move that CEO Elon Musk says could result in a “significant production risk.” Musk has said its European plant will be used to develop new production methods for building Teslas with a “lot of new technology,” which will introduce risk....

October 8th 2020, 12:45 pm

Google must open talks with French publishers about paying for content, court rules

Tech | New York Post

A French court has ordered Google to begin talks with publishers in the country about paying to use their content, a move that could have ripple effects across Europe.

October 8th 2020, 10:30 am

Facebook bans ‘militarized’ calls for poll watchers ahead of election day

Tech | New York Post

Facebook is banning posts involving “militarized” calls for poll watchers ahead of election day on Nov. 3. The social media company outlined the new policy in a blog post Wednesday as part of its ongoing efforts to remove attempts at voter suppression from its website. Facebook will “remove calls for people to engage in poll...

October 7th 2020, 8:28 pm

Dutch firm’s shareholders vote yes to Grubhub buy, no to CEO’s pay

Tech | New York Post

Just Eat Takeaway.com, the online food-ordering company, on Wednesday said its shareholders approved its proposed $6.9 billion purchase of rival Grubhub, but rejected a pay package for the company’s chief executive, Matthew Maloney. Takeaway agreed in June to buy Grubhub in a deal to create a transatlantic group which would be the biggest food delivery...

October 7th 2020, 5:41 pm

Facebook blocks onion ad for being ‘overtly sexual’ in algorithm mix-up

Tech | New York Post

Maybe these onions were showing too much skin.

October 7th 2020, 5:41 pm

Microsoft defends diversity efforts after feds allege discrimination

Tech | New York Post

Microsoft stood by its efforts to hire and promote more black staffers this week after the feds raised concerns that it was making discriminatory employment decisions. The US Department of Labor took issue with Microsoft’s June pledge to double its number of black and African American managers and other leaders by 2025, warning the tech...

October 7th 2020, 2:23 pm

Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will ‘bet money’ Big Tech isn’t broken up

Tech | New York Post

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer isn’t worried about Big Tech being broken up following a scathing House panel report that compared four of Silicon Valley’s biggest firms to “oil barons and railroad tycoons.” In an interview with CNBC, Ballmer expressed confidence in Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google’s ability to remain intact amid antitrust legal challenges,...

October 7th 2020, 12:54 pm

How to change Instagram icon to the old logo on iPhone or Android

Tech | New York Post

Happy birthday, Insta!

October 7th 2020, 12:22 pm

Tesla fires worker who ‘maliciously sabotaged’ Fremont factory

Tech | New York Post

Tesla reportedly fired a worker from its Fremont factory who the company said had “maliciously sabotaged” part of the plant. The electric automaker’s general counsel Al Prescott sent an email to employees on Monday informing them of the alleged incident at Tesla’s main North American plant, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. “Two weeks ago, our IT and...

October 7th 2020, 12:22 pm

Nintendo’s Japanese theme park will finally open next spring

Tech | New York Post

Universal Studios’ Nintendo theme park will open in Japan next spring after the coronavirus pandemic delayed its launch, the gaming giant announced Wednesday. “Super Nintendo World” will welcome its first guests early next year as part of the Universal Studios Japan complex in Osaka. The park was supposed to open ahead of this year’s Tokyo...

October 7th 2020, 12:22 pm

House panel report likens Big Tech to ‘oil barons and railroad tycoons’

Tech | New York Post

"Companies that were once scrappy, underdog startups that challenged the status quo have become the kinds of monopolies we last saw in the era of oil barons and railroad tycoons," the report reads.

October 6th 2020, 6:47 pm

Security flaw in male ‘chastity cage’ could keep it from being unlocked

Tech | New York Post

A glitch in a computer-controlled male “chastity cage” could cause some unlucky guys’ privates to be locked up by hackers. The security flaw in the Qiui Cellmate Chastity Cage — which is a kind of sex toy designed to be attached to a user’s manhood — can be taken over remotely, forcing victims to cut...

October 6th 2020, 5:01 pm

House panel’s probe into Big Tech reportedly draws skepticism from Republicans

Tech | New York Post

A key congressional committee is poised to call for a crackdown on Big Tech companies — but some Republicans are already balking at its proposals, according to reports. The House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel is expected to release a highly anticipated report this week detailing the findings of its yearlong probe into the market dominance...

October 6th 2020, 3:00 pm

Three huge asteroids will skim past Earth tomorrow

Tech | New York Post

Tomorrow is a big day for close approach asteroids as three are set to skim past Earth. The largest could be up to 272 feet wide, that’s almost as big as the Statue of Liberty. All of the asteroids are on NASA’s close approach list. The first fly past will happen at around 9:12 AM...

October 6th 2020, 3:00 pm

Apple’s new 5G iPhone keynote set for Oct. 13

Tech | New York Post

Apple’s long-awaited iPhone 12 event will take place on Oct. 13, the company confirmed Tuesday. Next week’s keynote — which Apple teased with the tagline “Hi, Speed” in invitations — is expected to be dedicated to the first iPhones with 5G technology, which which will allow them to access a wireless network that promises faster...

October 6th 2020, 1:59 pm

Twitter is tweaking misinformation flags to make them easier to spot

Tech | New York Post

Twitter is reworking its misinformation labels to make them easier for users to spot. The social network, which earlier this year began labeling fake or manipulated media as well as misleading content about the election and coronavirus, wants to make its flags more “overt” and “direct.” The adjustments include making the labels a more visible...

October 6th 2020, 11:58 am

NJ-based Clover Health set to go public through blank-check company

Tech | New York Post

Clover Health, a Medicare-focused insurance startup based in Jersey City, NJ, said Tuesday it will go public after merging with the latest blank-check company from Silicon Valley investor Chamath Palihapitiya. Clover, which has more than 57,000 members in seven states, will be valued at $3.7 billion. Palihapitiya will be investing $400 million in Clover through...

October 6th 2020, 11:58 am

Sonos, Logitech shares tumble after Apple boots their gear from its site

Tech | New York Post

Shares of Sonos tumbled as much as 7 percent Tuesday morning after Apple removed its high-end speakers from its online store. Sonos speakers, which were previously featured prominently on Apple’s website thanks to their AirPlay compatibility, were nowhere to be found on Tuesday. Also gone were headphones and speakers from Logitech, which was down more...

October 6th 2020, 10:58 am

Google rebrands office apps package as ‘Workspace’, drops G Suite

Tech | New York Post

Google rolled out a new name for its suite of workplace apps Tuesday along with a slate of new features to make collaboration easier.

October 6th 2020, 10:15 am

Radish seeds, meats and cheese launched to space station

Tech | New York Post

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A space station cargo ship rocketed into orbit Friday carrying a 360-degree camera for spacewalking, radish seeds for growing and a smorgasbord of fancy meats and cheeses for feasting. Northrop Grumman launched its capsule to the International Space Station from the Virginia coast, providing a nighttime treat for observers from the...

October 5th 2020, 1:56 pm

Kati Levoranta, CEO of Angry Birds maker Rovio, to step down

Tech | New York Post

The chief executive of Angry Birds developer Rovio said she will leave the company at the end of the year. Kati Levoranta, who took the reins in 2016 and led the company through its 2017 IPO, announced Monday that she will leave Rovio in a mutual decision, declining to elaborate. “We came to this conclusion...

October 5th 2020, 11:38 am

Parents complain of racist, sexist content on remote learning program

Tech | New York Post

HONOLULU — Zan Timtim doesn’t think it’s safe for her eighth-grade daughter to return to school in person during the coronavirus pandemic but also doesn’t want her exposed to a remote learning program that misspelled and mispronounced the name of Queen Liliʻuokalani, the last monarch to rule the Hawaiian Kingdom. Timtim’s daughter is Native Hawaiian...

October 5th 2020, 11:38 am

Apple accuses recycling partner of reselling more than 100,000 devices

Tech | New York Post

The iPhone maker is demanding at least $22 million from GEEP Canada, which it says stole and resold 103,845 iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches that it had been hired to strip for parts.

October 5th 2020, 11:08 am

Facebook calls splitting off Instagram, WhatsApp a ‘nonstarter’

Tech | New York Post

Facebook views the idea of splitting off Instagram and WhatsApp as a “nonstarter” that would cost billions of dollars and harm users, a new report says. The social-media giant has outlined its arguments against undoing two of its biggest acquisitions in a 14-page document as it faces crackdowns from federal regulators and congressional lawmakers, according...

October 5th 2020, 9:38 am

Twitter to fix AI system that cut black people from photos

Tech | New York Post

Twitter is making changes to its artificial intelligence system as it investigates why it sometimes cut black people’s faces out of photos. The social media giant said in a blog post this week that it was “committed to following the ‘what you see is what you get’ principles of design” after users discovered that the...

October 2nd 2020, 2:48 pm

Fall colors in Midwest spotted from space as autumn arrives

Tech | New York Post

The changing leaves as autumn arrives were able to be seen in spectacular photos from space in portions of the Midwest. The Autumn Equinox came on Sept. 22, marking the first official day of fall. A period of chilly weather near the end of September allows vibrant colors to be picked up on the Visible...

October 2nd 2020, 2:48 pm

Airbnb blocks some Halloween rentals to crack down on parties

Tech | New York Post

Airbnb will prohibit one-night rentals over Halloween weekend as part of its ongoing effort to crack down on party houses. The action, announced Friday, comes nearly a year after a deadly shooting at an Airbnb in Orinda, California. Five people were killed in the shooting, which happened during an unauthorized Halloween party. San Francisco-based Airbnb...

October 2nd 2020, 1:19 pm

Final TikTok deal could be delayed until after November election

Tech | New York Post

TikTok’s clock is moving awfully slow. Negotiations to keep the video-sharing app alive in the US could stretch into November as its Chinese owner irons out kinks in its proposed partnership with two American companies, a new report says. President Trump gave his “blessing” almost two weeks ago to the deal that would create a...

October 2nd 2020, 1:19 pm

Uber’s logistics arm is now valued at over $3.3 billion

Tech | New York Post

Uber Freight, the ride-hail giant’s logistics arm, is now worth more than $3 billion after a new investment. Uber said Friday that New York-based private equity firm Greenbriar Equity Group will invest $500 million into the company in a deal that pegs its value at $3.3 billion. The logistics platform operates as a middle man...

October 2nd 2020, 12:49 pm

Washington State emergency teams use SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet

Tech | New York Post

Emergency teams in Washington State have been harnessing SpaceX’s Starlink internet technology to provide connectivity in areas devastated by wildfires. “Happy to have the support of @SpaceX’s Starlink internet as emergency responders look to help residents rebuild the town of Malden, WA that was overcome by wildfires earlier this month,” tweeted Washington Emergency Management on...

October 2nd 2020, 12:49 pm

NASA’s new $23 million space toilet now accommodates women

Tech | New York Post

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s first new space potty in decades — a $23 million titanium toilet better suited for women — is getting a not-so-dry run at the International Space Station before eventually flying to the moon. It’s packed inside a cargo ship that should have blasted off late Thursday from Wallops Island, Virginia....

October 2nd 2020, 12:49 pm

Tesla breaks quarterly vehicle delivery record

Tech | New York Post

Tesla announced Friday that it delivered 139,300 vehicles in the past quarter, a new record for the electric automaker. The company’s surpassed the 137,000 forecast by Wall Street, and handily beat its previous high-water mark of 119,000 vehicle deliveries in a quarter, which was set at the end of 2019. The more affordable Model 3...

October 2nd 2020, 10:45 am

Ex-Twitter CEO says selfish capitalists will be ‘shot in the revolution’

Tech | New York Post

Ex-Twitter CEO Dick Costolo tweeted late Wednesday that “Me-first capitalists” would be the first ones “shot in the revolution.” Jumping into a recent controversy over employee activism at tech companies — kicked off when Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong announced in a blog post this week he was banning at-work discussions about politics and societal issues...

October 1st 2020, 6:38 pm

Ebay says it will remove all Proud Boys merch from website

Tech | New York Post

Ebay said Thursday that it will take down all merchandise affiliated with the right-wing militia group Proud Boys. A Twitter account for the e-tail company said that listings for gear affiliated with the gang-like extremist group — including T-shirts and sweatshirts — would be removed. Ebay had been flooded with items referencing comments made by...

October 1st 2020, 6:38 pm

Senate committee will subpoena Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs to testify

Tech | New York Post

Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey and Sundar Pichai are going back to Washington. The Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday voted unanimously to approve a plan to subpoena the CEOs of Facebook, Twitter and Google for a hearing on the legal immunities that protect the biggest names in Silicon Valley. The hearing will focus on Section 230...

October 1st 2020, 6:38 pm

Who is Trevor Milton, the Nikola founder accused of sexual assault?

Tech | New York Post

Nikola founder Trevor Milton’s star has fallen even faster than it rose. Less than a month ago, the 38-year-old billionaire and his electric-truck startup appeared poised to usher in the next generation of high-tech vehicles when he inked a $2 billion partnership with industry giant General Motors. But just two days later, a little-known short-seller...

October 1st 2020, 6:38 pm

Amazon can’t be held responsible for teen’s powdered caffeine death, court rules

Tech | New York Post

Amazon can't be held responsible under current Ohio product liability law in the death of a high school senior who ingested powdered caffeine, the state Supreme Court said Thursday.

October 1st 2020, 2:23 pm
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