Sci-tech

Federally-backed COVID alert app now available in Ontario

Federally-backed COVID alert app now available in Ontario The government used code from Shopify Inc and worked with Blackberry Inc on app security. It is a key tool in Ontario's case and contact management strategy, and will become available across the country later in August. " COVID Alert was built by Health Canada with the Canadian Digital Service on the private exposure notification framework by Apple and Google ". Alberta was the first Canadian ... [Full Article...]

TikTok thanks users as Trump vows to ban app

TikTok thanks users as Trump vows to ban app Cooper said she views her TikTok videos as a way to force viewers to reckon with - or fact-check - some of the president's most outlandish statements. user data, the sources said. "We are looking at a lot of alternatives with respect to TikTok ", Trump's voice can be heard saying as Sarah's mouth moves and her hair blows up in the air in the amusing TikTok video, which can be seen below. [Full Article...]

Trump raises possibility of delaying November U.S. presidential election

Trump raises possibility of delaying November U.S. presidential election Benson has said there is no evidence that widespread voter fraud is a result of mail-in voting, but expressed concern this week that election results could be delayed due to the surge in absentee ballots. Dale Ho, director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project, said the Constitution, not the president, sets the date for the election in November. In a recent interview with Chris Wallace, the presid... [Full Article...]

Airbnb and ClassPass air antitrust concerns with lawmakers after App Store tussle

Airbnb and ClassPass air antitrust concerns with lawmakers after App Store tussle The committee has amassed at least 1.3 million documents throughout the course of its investigation, held five hearings, and spent hundreds of hours conducting interviews as it investigates the big tech companies. When the European Union had initiated an antitrust probe in Apple over allegedly anti-competitive practices, it had said that "we can't let Apple be the gatekeeper". [Full Article...]

Garmin Is Hit by an Extensive Online Outage

Garmin Is Hit by an Extensive Online Outage Smartwatch maker Garmin's website , Connect app, and call centres are down as the company is said to be grappling with the aftermath of a ransomware attack. "Garmin also provides services for aviators and sailors, meaning they may not be able to use their trusted apps for weather reports or filing flight plans". [Full Article...]

Garmin Outage Leaves Users Unable to Sync Runs Via Garmin Connect

Garmin Outage Leaves Users Unable to Sync Runs Via Garmin Connect It added: "We are working to restore our systems as quickly as possible and apologize for the inconvenience". Smartwatch maker Garmin has suffered a cyber attack that has knocked its mobile app out of service and caused an outage at its call centres. [Full Article...]

Coronavirus: Microsoft sees growth amid pandemic computing demands

Coronavirus: Microsoft sees growth amid pandemic computing demands Wall Road had anticipated income growth of only 9 per cent and unchanged earnings . The Azure business grew 59% in the previous quarter, before the full weight of the pandemic hit. "You saw a surge in demand but that demand is starting to level off a bit", Mr. Thill said of the boost to Microsoft's cloud business in the early months of the pandemic. [Full Article...]

Walmart begins requiring all customers to wear face masks

Walmart begins requiring all customers to wear face masks In the last week, several more businesses have announced they will do the same. The company will require all customers in all Kroger stores to wear a mask starting July 22. It also includes employees at nursing homes, meatpacking and food processing plants, and clothing sellers, like Macy's and H&M. Most Target stores already require shoppers to wear masks due to state and local regu... [Full Article...]

Mobile and Metro subscribers experiencing major outage in the US

Mobile and Metro subscribers experiencing major outage in the US That tweet even included an ominous map that showed a supposed influx of traffic to the US from other countries. Customers have been reporting that they can not make or receive calls although data appears to be unaffected. Even internet service providers, social media platforms, online gaming and other services were impacted, Forbes reported. A test conducted by Down Detector in NY and Seattle... [Full Article...]

OnePlus Buds price will be under $100

OnePlus Buds price will be under $100 There will be a pill-shaped dual-selfie camera setup comprising a 32MP primary sensor and an 8MP sensor for wide-angle selfies. OnePlus didn't just team up with Jerryrig to promote the Nord though; the company's CEO also sat down with MKBHD to discuss and effectively launch the OnePlus Nord on MKBHD's podcast. [Full Article...]

The Twitter Hack May Have Been an Inside Job

The Twitter Hack May Have Been an Inside Job We know they used this access to take control of many highly-visible (including verified) accounts and Tweet on their behalf. "We're diagnosing and will share everything we can when we have a more complete understanding of exactly what happened". [Full Article...]

Mass attack: Gates, Musk and Obama suffer crypto-hack

Mass attack: Gates, Musk and Obama suffer crypto-hack They then posted messages seeking Bitcoin solicitations - with a promise to return double the amount - on a series of high-profile Twitter accounts . "We are lucky that given the power of sending out tweets from the accounts of many famous people, the only thing that the hackers have done is scammed about $US110,000 in bitcoins from about 300 people", he said . [Full Article...]

Apple Wants You To Remove Webcam Cover On MacBook

Apple Wants You To Remove Webcam Cover On MacBook This is because the clearance between its keyboard and display is created to have tight tolerances. Not only the display is in danger but the camera cover also blocks multiple sensors. This is how you can tell if your camera is on. For instance, the " Fruitfly " malware circulated for years with the apparent ability to secretly hijack a Mac's web camera. [Full Article...]

Samsung to Stop Including Chargers with Smartphones Releases

Samsung to Stop Including Chargers with Smartphones Releases There has been an increase in the cost of smartphones, which is why it can be said that this is done as a means to reduce the cost. While nothing seems to have been finalized yet, the report suggests Samsung may not include a charger in the box with some of its 2021 smartphones. [Full Article...]

Microsoft might hold some game reveals back from July's Xbox showcase

Microsoft might hold some game reveals back from July's Xbox showcase The Xbox Games Showcase will begin with a pre-show live-stream hosted by Keighley. We will get more information about the upcoming Halo Infinite . The company has acquired several game studios which now form part of its Xbox Game Studios portfolio of 15 developers. [Full Article...]

Whoops! Samsung might've revealed the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra on its site

Whoops! Samsung might've revealed the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra on its site Every flagship phone for Samsung generally gets its own signature colour, with last year's Galaxy Note 10 sporting Samsung's pearlescent Aura Glow finish, while the Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy Note 8 , and Galaxy Note 9 all sported a custom shade of blue (specifically Blue Coral, Deep Sea Blue, and Ocean Blue). [Full Article...]

Tesla Rides On Clean Energy To Become World's Most Valued Automaker

Tesla Rides On Clean Energy To Become World's Most Valued Automaker In its announcement, Tesla said it delivered 90,650 vehicles during Q2, of which 80,050 were Models 3 and Y vehicles, while 10,600 were Models S and X. Tesla's California plant resumed operations in California on May 11, after a bit of a contentious start that saw Musk initially trying to reopen the plant earlier and without approval of local government officials. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra official design just leaked - and it's gorgeous

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra official design just leaked - and it's gorgeous Clad in an out-of-the-box mystic bronze colorway, the phone does look extremely refined and polished with its boxy look and a giant rectangular camera bump with a triple camera setup arranged in a vertical stack. Our top Android phone pick is the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus and the sequel is scheduled to arrive later this year. The Galaxy Note20 Ultra is shown to have four rear camera... [Full Article...]

SCOTUS lowers wall between church and state with school ruling

SCOTUS lowers wall between church and state with school ruling The brief said the discrimination called for in the state court's ruling "violates the fundamental principles of the [First Amendment's religion clauses]: Government neutrality and private choice in matters of religion". "Government funding to religious schools requires taxpayers to support religious institutions and beliefs that may violate their own, something the First Amendment was meant t... [Full Article...]

Apple Unveils New CarKey Feature To Unlock Your Vehicle Using Your Phone

Apple Unveils New CarKey Feature To Unlock Your Vehicle Using Your Phone And he believes that the humble auto key, which in new cars can take the shape of your vehicle, or even feature a display of its own, can still be further improved. Once you've paired your iPhone or Apple Watch with a vehicle that supports the digital auto keys, you need to hold your Apple device near the door handle, or any other an NFC reader that's in your vehicle. [Full Article...]


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