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5 août

Wired News : Top Stories

Engadget

Wired News : Top Stories

The Adam Carolla Podcast

Engadget

TechCrunch

Engadget

Engadget

  • 13:15
    The coronavirus pandemic has been hindering Walmart’s plans to introduce its answer to Amazon Prime. According to Recode, the service called Walmart+ was originally supposed to roll out in March or April, but the retail giant was forced to push its l... -- gear, news

TechCrunch

  • 10:00
    First there was same-day delivery. Then came one-hour delivery. Now a new London startup wants to make 15 minute delivery a thing. Putting the hyper hyper-local into online grocery shopping, Weezy combines its own strategically located fulfilment centres with a fleet of electric moped and bicycle couriers, ready to accept orders via the Weezy app. Its founders, Kristof Van Beveren and Alec Dent, think they’ve spotted a gap in the market for an online grocery service that targets “time-poor professionals and parents” who want the speed of an on-demand service but without it being (...) -- TC, Weezy

Engadget

TechCrunch

  • 13:00
    Electric vehicle charging network ChargePoint raised $127 million in funding in a bid to expand its platform for businesses and fleets in North America and Europe. A mix of existing investors from the oil and gas, utilities and venture industries added to the round, including American Electric Power, Chevron Technology Ventures, Clearvision and Quantum Energy Partners. This latest addition, which was an extension of its Series H round, pushes ChargePoint’s total funding to $660 million. The company didn’t provide a valuation. An increasing number of businesses and municipalities are (...) -- ChargePoint
  • 13:00
    Internet device search engine Censys is one of the biggest search engines you’ve probably never heard of. If Google is the search engine for finding information sitting on the web, Censys is the search engine for finding internet devices, like computers, servers, and smart devices, that hosts the data to begin with. By continually mapping the internet looking for connected devices, it’s possible to identify devices that are accessible outside a company’s firewall. The aim is to help companies keep track of which systems can be accessed from the web and know which devices have exploitable (...) -- Security, Startups, Ann Arbor, computer security, computing, dug song, Greylock Partners, Information Age, michigan, search engine, search engines, security, smart devices
  • 11:28
    Amazon has found a new partner to expand the reach of its cloud services business — AWS — in India, the world’s second largest internet market. On Wednesday, the e-commerce giant announced it has partnered with Bharti Airtel, the third-largest telecom operator in India with more than 300 million subscribers, to sell a wide-range of AWS offerings under Airtel Cloud brand to small, medium, and large-sized businesses in the country. The deal could help AWS, which leads the cloud market in India, further expand its dominance in the country. The move nofollows a similar deal Reliance Jio — (...) -- Asia, Cloud, Enterprise, Airtel, Amazon, Amazon India, AWS, Azure, bharti airtel, G Suite, Google, india, Microsoft
  • 09:51
    Wahyoo’s team, including CEO Peter Shearer (third from left) While growing up, Peter Shearer watched his mother get up every day at 2AM or 3AM to prepare for her catering business. For many people who own small food businesses in Indonesia, “everything is handled on their own, so I really, really wanted to create a system so they can have better operations and get more quality of life,” Shearer told TechCrunch. His startup, Wahyoo, was founded in 2017 to help small eateries, called warung makan, digitize and automate more tasks, from ordering supplies to managing finances. Today, Wahyoo (...) -- Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, food, Indonesia, Restaurants, SMEs, Southeast Asia, Wahyoo
  • 08:21
    Triller, the short video app backed by a Hollywood mogul and music celebrities, is rapidly ballooning in both user size and valuation. It’s now seeking a new funding round of $250 million that will push its valuation to over $1 billion, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. That’s a leap from its $130 million valuation reported last October. Triller’s founder and CEO Mike Lu declined to comment, although another executive confirmed the funding with Dot.la. The app has emerged as what many see as a TikTok replacement, but it has been around since 2015, two years before (...) -- Apps, Entertainment, Funding, TC, byte, bytedance, China, Dubsmash, Music, tiktok, Triller
  • 06:38
    Electric vehicles (EVs) are spreading throughout the world. While Tesla has drawn the most attention in the United States with its luxurious and cutting-edge cars, EVs are becoming a mainstay in markets far away from the environs of California. Take India for instance. In the local mobility market, two- and three-wheel vehicles are starting to emerge as a popular option for a rapidly expanding middle class looking for more affordable options. EV versions are popular thanks to their reduced maintenance costs and higher reliability compared to gasoline alternatives. Two-wheeled electric (...) -- Asia, Funding, Fundings & Exits, GreenTech, Startups, electric vehicles, india, Tesla, Y Combinator
  • 00:57
    Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer and serial entrepreneur who was at the center of a lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, has been sentenced to 18 months on one count of stealing trade secrets.  Judge Alsup said that home confinement would “[give] a green light to every future brilliant engineer to steal trade secrets. Prison time is the answer to that.” During court proceedings today, Levandowski also agreed to pay $756,499.22 in restitution to Waymo and a fine of $95,000. “Today marks the end of three and a half long years and the beginning of another long road ahead. I’m (...) -- Automotive, TC, Anthony Levandowski, Google, Uber, waymo

Engadget

Daring Fireball

  • 06:47
    August is sold out on the DF weekly sponsorship schedule, but September is mostly open. (October too, if you’re planning ahead.) One sponsor per week, with a sponsor-written entry in the RSS feed to start the week, a thank-you post right on the homepage from me at the end, and the one and only graphic ad on every page of the site all week long. No tracking or other privacy-invasive bullshit. Just plain honest ads. My best argument that they work: the number of repeat companies in the sponsor archive list. So if you’ve got a product or service you’d like to promote to DF’s discerning (...)
  • 05:28
    I noted this morning regarding the updated 27-inch iMac that the high end RAM configurations are pricey — $1,000 for 64 GB and $2,600 for 128 GB. You can get the same DDR4 memory upgrades from OWC for $300 and $600, respectively, and the new 27-inch iMac still has user-accessible RAM, so it doesn’t take particularly expert skill to install. ★
  • 04:59
    Craig Mod: Kissa by Kissa: How to Walk Japan (Book One) is a book about walking 1,000+km of the countryside of Japan along the ancient Nakasendō highway, the culture of toast (toast!), and mid-twentieth century Japanese cafés called kissaten. Looks gorgeous — wonderful typography and photography, expertly printed and bound. A genuine artifact. Also, that bastard Mod went so far as to build and release as open source what he’s calling Craigstarter, a Kickstarter-like crowdfunding tool for Shopify. Just bought my copy and the whole process was smooth. (...)

Mashable !

  • 05:52
    Former Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski has been sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets from Waymo, Google's self-driving car division. He's also agreed to pay over $756,000 to the company, plus a fine of $95,000 — which will be a feat considering Levandowski's already been bankrupted by a $179 million judgment against him for poaching Google employees. "The last three and a half years have forced me to come to terms with what I did," Levandowski said in a statement. "I want to take this time to apologize to my colleagues at Google for (...) -- Google, Uber, Self Driving Cars, Waymo, Anthony Levandowski
  • 09:45
    On Monday night, an exhausted and baffled nation got yet another reminder that it is being governed by a narcissistic toddler-fascist, but at least it also got a new meme format to express how constantly exhausting and baffling that is. HBO aired a long sit-down interview between President Trump and Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, in which Trump doubled down on several of his latest gaffes, insulted the memory and legacy of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis at length, including saying he himself had done more for Black Americans than Lewis or in fact "any president since Lincoln." Most (...) -- Memes, Hbo, Trump, Reaction Images, Culture
  • 06:00
    TL;DR: The Copywriting Mastery bundle is on sale for £10.72 as of August 5, saving you 96% on list price. Have you ever wondered if your writing hobby could actually become a career? The good news is that there's a path a whole lot simpler than trying to write and publish a book. May we suggest: copywriter.  Even if you've binged every season of Mad Men and feel like you could do the job easily, you should still make sure you know the lay of the land before you start sending that CV out to every company in a 50-mile radius. SEE ALSO: Build your own website with this front-end web (...) -- Mashable Shopping, Online Courses, Copywriter, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals
  • 06:00
    Though society has outgrown most cliché tropes that surrounded online dating in its early years, believing that meeting online can grow into a genuine connection can still be hard. If any dating sites can rekindle your hope that there's someone out there who wants the same thing you do, Match and eharmony are it. Technically speaking, online dating amplifies your selection of potential love interests to people you would never have stumbled upon IRL. It's the obvious next step after you've exhausted the qualified singles in your local dating pool, and the pandemic has made online dating an (...) -- Dating, Match, Eharmony, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals
  • 05:30
    TL;DR: The Become a Speed Reading Machine course is on sale for £19.14 as of August 5, saving you 87% on list price. If you're being honest, you've probably always been secretly — and irrationally — jealous of speedy readers. Who isn't? Back in school, there were always a few classmates who zoomed through a dense chapter and got to start lunch early. The rest of us were stuck decoding a confusing, run-on sentence while our milk got warm. Now those kids are colleagues who answer emails quicker, read more news, and are arguably more productive throughout the day. It's just not fair. SEE ALSO: (...) -- Reading, Mashable Shopping, Online Courses, Shopping Uk, Uk Deals
  • 02:28
    Six hours of a stranger's time is a big ask, especially if you're vouching for a show you haven't seen yet. But leading up to the August 3 release of Netflix's Immigration Nation, plenty of people ventured out on that limb to promote the series on social media. This came after one of its main subjects, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), sought to block the project's release and threatened legal action against its creators. Now, it's all too clear what the agency took issue with — and the series' amplification has become even more important. Directed by Christina Clusiau and (...) -- Netflix, Immigration, Tv Review, Immigration Nation, Entertainment
  • 09:28
    Instagram rolled out several new fonts to Create Mode for Stories today, allowing users to issue their transient missives in a wider selection of styles. Typically, having more options to choose from when crafting Stories would be a welcome development.  However, numerous people have been distressed to discover one of Instagram's new fonts bears an upsetting similarity to Comic Sans — the most hated font in the world. Instagram proving they can be just as toxic as Facebook by adding Comic Sans to their font options. — Jamie B. Golden (ⓐjamiebgolden) August 4, 2020 Good afternoon to (...) -- Instagram, Fonts, Instagram Stories, Comic Sans, Typeface

Boing Boing

  • 04:06
    Three men were rescued from a tiny South Pacific island after they wrote a giant “SOS” sign in the sand, later spotted from search aircraft above, authorities say. From the Associated Press: The men had been missing in the Micronesia archipelago for nearly three days when their distress signal was spotted Sunday on uninhabited Pikelot Island by searchers on Australian and U.S. aircraft, the Australian defense department said Monday. The men had apparently set out from Pulawat atoll in a 7-meter (23-foot) boat on July 30 and had intended to travel about 43 kilometers (27 miles) to Pulap (...) -- Post, island rescues, Weird
  • 04:00
    With more and more companies moving all their operations into the cloud, the need has never been greater for those with the skills to map exactly how an organization reconstitutes itself in that new environment. Network architects responsible for determining all the communication, storage, and infrastructure needs of an expansive organization are among the most sought-after pros in computer science today, bringing home salaries of over $135,000 a year in many cases. The journey to a role like that can begin with training like the knowledge found in The Complete Computer Networking eBook (...) --  , Get the offer for $29.99
  • 03:46
    COVID-19 sure has created some weird shortages. Clorox disinfectant wipes are one such product. American grocery shelves won’t be fully restocked with Clorox’s disinfecting wipes until next year, CEO Benno Dorer told Reuters, “as the world’s biggest cleaning products maker struggles with overwhelming pandemic-led demand for its top product.” Excerpt: Since the start of global lockdowns, makers of hygiene goods have seen a sustained boom in sales. While California-based Clorox typically holds aside excess supply for flu seasons, it says it has been unable to keep up with a six-fold increase (...) -- Post, Business, coronavirus, COVID-19, us news
  • 03:40
    Graham Clark, the 17-year-old Florida boy accused of pulling off the big Twitter hack, pled not guilty to charges on Tuesday. During the security breach, top accounts including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk were taken over to push a bitcoin scam. Young Mr. Clark told Circuit Court Judge Christopher Nash in Tampa today he was not guilty of the 30 felony counts of fraud prosecutors have brought against him, according to court records. From Reuters: Clark is scheduled to appear in court again on Wednesday for a hearing on a request to change his (...) -- Post, florida, florida hacker, florida man, Graham Clark, justice, social media, tech, tech news, Technology, twitter hack
  • 00:30
    This song and video crossed my transom last week and it's been haunting me ever since. Lee Hazelwood allegedly wrote this song (and others) at the request of Frank Sinatra in an effort to help boost daughter Nancy's career and send it in new directions. The video and duet with Hazelwood and Sinatra premiered on her 1967 TV special "Movin' with Nancy." That night, Lee and Nancy also performed "Jackson" and Sinatra performed "Sugar Town," "This Town," and several other Hazelwood compositions. Lee Hazelwood would end up writing most of Nancy Sinatra's hits. "Some Velvet Morning" is a (...) -- Post, Video, country singer, delightfully weird, pop music, psychedelia
  • 00:29
    Trombonist Martyn Stroud offers this humble disclaimer on his rousing watering-can rendition of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s "Flight of the Bumblebee," "This is not an art form. It’s not even going to be accurate, but it is good fun." That striped yellow-and-black shirt he's wearing is a nice touch. (Neatorama, ClassicFM) screengrab via Martyn Stroud/Facebook -- Martyn Stroud, his rousing watering-can rendition, Neatorama, ClassicFM, Facebook
  • 00:28
    Portland's Pioneer Square is now covered in giant vinyl polka dots, thanks to my pal Bill Will. The large-scale installation is titled "Polka Dot Courthouse Square" and encourages safe distancing while gathering in the square, aka "Portland's living room." Polka Dot Courthouse Square is a series of colorful, 12-foot, vinyl “dots” adhered to the red brick surface of the Square. These dots, spaced 10-feet apart within a structured grid, not only “decorate” our beloved Portland Living Room carpet, but also “set the stage” for performances by a diverse range of Portland artists, musicians, (...) -- Bill Will, "Polka Dot Courthouse Square", this live cam
  • 00:28
    Researchers at West Virginia University have recently discovered how, exactly, the fungus Massospora hijacks cicadas into acting as its zombified parasite drones: Massospora manipulates male cicadas into flicking their wings like females – a mating invitation – which tempts unsuspecting male cicadas and infects them. It’s a recent discovery into the bizarre world of cicadas plagued by a psychedelic fungus that contains chemicals including those found in hallucinogenic mushrooms. The research, “Behavioral betrayal: How select fungal parasites enlist living insects to do their bidding,” was (...) -- Post, cicadas, fungal parasites, fungus, fungus among us, genital-eating zombie fungus, I BELIEVE IN SCIENCE, zombies

Techmeme

NYT > Circuits

Techmeme

Programmable Web

Google Blog

  • 04:30
    Whether it’s to join the latest multiplayer craze or dive back into an old favorite, user interest in gaming worldwide continues to rise as people spend more time at home. In fact, our data shows that global searches for “best online games” between February and April were up over 100 percent compared to the same time last year.  Mobile game developers have a huge opportunity to connect with these eager players around the globe. This week at Think Games in China, we’re announcing new ways for developers to engage with the right players and maximize revenue so your team can spend more time (...) -- Google Ads, AdMob,

Scripting News

  • 04:38
    I like the way they talk about Trump on CNN. Everything he says is a lie and that's what they say. I think they should only run pictures of him that look like this. Only discorporate heads of Trump looking foolish and/or nauseated.
  • 04:27
    I watched an NBA bubble game this evening between the Houston Rockets and the Portland Trailblazers. I didn't realize how much I missed live sports. It's good but I think they should get rid of the fake things. I’d like to hear what the sport is like with just the player sounds, no simulated fans. The screens with fans supposedly reacting to the play is pointless. I remember that high school and college basketball had charm, because the fans weren't so much a part of the action. Please put the player names on their uniforms. And.. When Melo scores the announcer has to say (...)

hack a day

Google Blog

  • 03:00
    In many places around the world, sharing a personal device with spouses, siblings or children is often a cultural expectation, especially for women. Sharing a device can be beneficial, but it comes with the risk that others might access your personal files. As part of Google’s research, we hear the perspectives of people like Shaina—a woman in Bangladesh whose children use her phone after school, both to learn and to play. Shaina worries that her important files could be accidentally shared or deleted. For Rashid, a father in India, the lack of privacy means he can’t keep his identity (...) -- Safety and Security, Next Billion Users,
  • 02:30
    Southeast Asia’s startups have helped build a thriving internet economy. Now, they have an equally important role to play in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic—and in tackling some of the biggest challenges Southeast Asia faces around education, health, e-commerce, logistics and financial technology.In June, we launched Google for Startups Accelerator: Southeast Asia, a three-month online program to support startups working on social, economic and health problems across the region. We received more than 600 applications, and today we’re announcing the 15 startups chosen for the first (...) -- Entrepreneurs, Google in Asia,

Cool Tools

  • 02:09
    Book Freak is a weekly newsletter with short pieces of advice from books. Subscribe here. Sponsor message: As a Kindle reader, I’m constantly highlighting interesting passages from books. A few years ago I discovered Readwise, a service that automatically collects my highlights and sends me a random selection in a daily custom email. Readwise has many other features, too. Readwise is offering readers of Book Freak 60 days for free. If you’re a book freak and read ebooks, I’m pretty sure you’ll be glad you tried it. – Mark Daniel Goleman was a science reporter for The New York Times, was twice (...) -- Tips

hack a day

  • 01:00
    Flash storage was a pretty big deal back in the mid ’00s, although the storage sizes that were available at the time seem laughable by today’s standards. For example, having an iPod that didn’t have a spinning, unreliable hard drive was huge even if the size was measured in single-digit gigabytes, since iPods tended to not be treated with the same amount of care as something like a laptop. Sadly, these small iPods aren’t available anymore, and if you want one with more than 8GB of storage you’ll have to upgrade an old one yourself. This build comes to us from [Hugo] who made the painstaking (...) -- ipod hacks, classic, flash, ipod, nand, nano, replacement, solder, tiny, upgrade

TechCrunch

  • 02:01
    SpaceX has been developing Starship, its next-generation spacecraft, at its site in Boca Chica, Texas. The company has built a number of different Starship prototypes to date, include one prior version called the Starhopper that was essentially just the bottom portion of the rocket. Today, the company flew its first full-scale prototype (minus the domed cap that will appear on the final version, and without the control fins that will appear lower down on its sides), achieving an initial flight of around 150 m (just under 500 feet). This is the furthest along one of these prototypes has (...) -- NASA Spaceflight (opens in a new window)

kottke.org

  • 00:43
    Kristen McConnell writing for The Atlantic: I’m a Nurse in New York. Teachers Should Do Their Jobs, Just Like I Did. So I can understand that teachers are nervous about returning to school. But they should take a cue from their fellow essential workers and do their job. Even people who think there’s a fundamental difference between a nurse and a teacher in a pandemic must realize that there isn’t one between a grocery-store worker and a teacher, in terms of obligation. People who work at grocery stores in no way signed up to expose themselves to disease, but we expected them to go to work, (...) -- 1

Engadget

4 août

Wired News : Top Stories

TechCrunch

Mashable !

  • 23:10
    After months of delays due to coronavirus, Disney has decided to release the highly anticipated live-action Mulan on streaming in September, per THR. Unlike other Disney+ titles, which are available to users who pay for a monthly or annual subscription, Mulan will need to be purchased for $29.99. The "premiere access" price is higher than any single movie ticket in the U.S. but a bargain for families who would have needed several tickets. The news was shared on a Disney earnings call Tuesday afternoon and described as a "pandemic anomaly" that will not serve as precedent for future (...) -- Entertainment, Movies, Disney, Mulan, Disney Plus
  • 23:10
    Americans say they're overwhelmed by the flood of news on the internet. And that's causing some people — especially conservatives — to tune much of it out. Gallup and the Knight Foundation published the results of a 20,000-person survey Tuesday on Americans' attitudes toward the media and its impact on democracy.  Americans' trust in the news splits along party lines. Overwhelmingly, people who identify as "very conservative" or "Republican" mistrust the media.  There's one thing a majority of people have in common: they're totally overwhelmed by the "volume and speed" of news.  According (...) -- News, Misinformation, Tech, Social Media Companies, Media Industry








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