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  • SpaceX prices Starlink satellite internet service at $99 per month, according to e-mail

    10/27/2020 9:59:38 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 66 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/27/20 | CNBC
    On Monday, Starlink the space based internet service from SpaceX an Elon Musk company began to notify people via email that they've been selected for public Beta Testing... The service will cost $99/month with speeds of 50 to 150 Mbs....with a latency of 20-40ms..... There is a additional $499 charge for the equipment that includes the self-aligning dish and in home router....along with a mounting tripod... An additional $99 is available for roof mounted dishes. Users were also told to expect increases in speed and lower latency as more satellites get deployed... You need a clear view of the Norther...
  • Google’s high-handed tactics with US regulators are backfiring

    10/26/2020 4:13:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    NY Post. ^ | October 25, 2020 | Josh Kosman
    Google’s high-handed tactics with US regulators have come back to haunt it, with critics saying the tech giant set the stage for a dramatic showdown with the Department of Justice nearly a decade ago. The DOJ last week sued Google, accusing it of using anti-competitive tactics to maintain its search engine’s dominance over rivals. The focus of the suit — massive cash payments to smartphone makers like Apple and Samsung to make Google’s search engine the default option on their devices — is a fresh one. But industry sources say the Silicon Valley giant has nevertheless made itself vulnerable to...
  • Google Reportedly Paid Apple As Much As $12 Billion To Be The iPhone’s Default Search

    10/24/2020 7:08:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Ubergizmo ^ | 10/23/20 | Tyler Lee
    If you were to launch Safari on your iPhone or iPad and type a search query into the address bar, there’s a very, very good chance that it will default to Google. Sure, some of you might have set it differently, but for many, Google is more or less the default, and it turns out that Google paid Apple billions to keep it that way. While we have heard in the past that Google has paid Apple to keep it as the default search engine in the past, we now know how much they paid for it. This is according...
  • Wisconsin Confirms Foxconn’s Taxpayer-Backed LCD ‘Factory’ Isn’t Real: It was a giant scam all along...

    10/22/2020 8:17:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    USSA News ^ | 10/22/2020 | Tyler Durden
    Days before the State of Wisconsin denied Foxconn's request for state tax credits - in the form of direct payments from the state to Foxconn's bank account - related to the "factory" built by the world's largest contract tech manufacturer in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. The project was announced shortly after President Trump's upset election victory, but quickly ran aground as reporters complained that the facility being built by Foxconn bore little resemblance to the enormous Gen 10.5 LCD factory the company had promised. In fact, the factory isn't even big enough to serve as a smaller Gen 6 LCD...
  • For the first time since 1965, the Peanuts holiday specials are not scheduled to air on broadcast TV

    10/20/2020 12:56:00 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 125 replies
    MeTV ^ | 10/20/2020 | MeTV Staff
    The first time It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown aired on television, it preempted My Three Sons. As in, an original episode of My Three Sons. The date was October 27, 1966, and Douglas family fans had just seen Yvonne Craig play a meter maid the previous week. Instead, CBS viewers got the Peanuts crew. The idea of a Peanuts holiday special, and a Peanuts cartoon in general, was still relatively novel. Great Pumpkin was just the third animated special from the mind of Charles Schulz. A Charlie Brown Christmas has premiered one year earlier. The Christmas special was so...
  • Excellent point, Giuliani…

    10/16/2020 10:28:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 84 replies ^ | on October 16, 2020 1:12 pm | Posted by Kane
    Rudy Giuliani explains how Hunter Biden’s laptop was acquired. “The process was that the laptop was left by Hunter Biden, in an inebriated… heavily inebriated state with the merchant,” claimed Giuliani on the show. “The merchant fixed the laptop, tried to reach Hunter Biden and Hunter Biden never came back for it.” “The document that I have signed by Hunter Biden says that after 90 days the hard drive is abandoned and it becomes the property of the merchant. Sometime after it became his property, he became very suspicious that maybe he had evidence of a crime sitting in his...
  • Apple Officially Obsoletes Last iPod Nano Model

    10/01/2020 5:22:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | - October 1, 2020 | By Isaac Novak
    As expected, Apple has added the seventh-generation iPod nano to its list of Vintage and Obsolete products, officially designating the last iPod in the iconic nano lineup as “vintage.” The vintage products list features devices that have not been sold for more than five years and less than seven years. After products pass the seven year mark, they are considered obsolete. Apple debuted a refreshed version of the seventh-generation iPod nano in mid-2015, and that was the final iPod nano that came out. Now that the device is five years old, it is being added to the vintage list. Apple...
  • New iPad Air Marketing Materials Hit Retail Stores, Suggesting Imminent Launch

    10/01/2020 5:26:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | - October 1, 2020 | By Isaac Novak
    Last month Apple unveiled a redesigned iPad Air with slimmer bezels that it said would become available in October, but it didn’t give an exact date for when it would start taking orders. With October now upon us, there are indications that the new ‌iPad‌ Air could launch imminently, rather than later on in the month. According to a tweet late on Wednesday from well-connected Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, “Apple marketing materials for the new ‌iPad‌ Air are starting to land at retail stores, suggesting a launch sooner rather than later.” The new ‌iPad‌ Air is the first Apple device...
  • Big Tech’s praise for Biden will strike most people as a reason to prefer Trump

    09/26/2020 9:06:14 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 26, 2020 | 8:32pm | Post Editorial Board
    The two dozen tech geniuses who endorsed Joe Biden in a recent New York Times letter showed an obliviousness all too typical of the industry. Biden and running mate Kamala Harris “listen to experts before setting public policy,” they claim — which evidently means they’ll favor the tech industry’s preferences when it comes to immigration policy. The 24 winners of the Turing Award, aka the Nobel Prize of programming, don’t run the Big Tech companies. But they clearly join in the industry’s upset over H-1B visas, which normally allow for the recruitment of immigrants with specialized skills — until President...
  • Why You Should Stop Using Other People’s iPhone Cables (Wow)

    09/22/2020 4:37:11 PM PDT · by cba123 · 66 replies
    Forbes ^ | A few days ago | Zak Doffman
    If, like many others, you think nothing of borrowing a friend or colleague’s charging cable, or plugging into a spare one in the office, or even asking for one from a hotel reception desk, then here’s something that might give you pause. How do you fancy an iPhone charging cable that looks like an Apple original and acts like one as well, but which will tap into a connected device and steal all its secrets, and which has its own radio transmitter to send all that stolen data over the air to a waiting attacker.
  • What TikTok's approved big deal means for cloud, e-commerce: TikTok Global created with Oracle, Walmart owning 20%

    09/20/2020 11:12:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 09/20/2020 | By Larry Dignan
    TikTok's US footprint is saved in a deal that includes Oracle and Walmart owning 20% of a newly formed TikTok Global and an IPO within 12 months. Oracle said it will be TikTok's cloud provider in a deal that gives it a 12.5% stake in the social media network and a key reference customer. Walmart will own a 7.5% stake and explore the intersection of TikTok and e-commerce. In a statement, Oracle said "the technical decision" by TikTok was based on the Zoom reference account. However, TikTok, owned by ByteDance, was facing a Sunday shutdown order over security concerns by...
  • Chinese Social Networking Company TikTok reaches deal to sell U.S. operations to Oracle, rejects Microsoft's plan

    09/13/2020 7:54:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/13/2020 | By Jo Ling Kent and Ahiza García-Hodges
    TikTok has reached an agreement to partner with software giant Oracle, a landmark deal that could redefine how the U.S. and China square off over the reach of their homegrown technology companies. The deal, which was confirmed Sunday by a source with direct knowledge, comes after the Trump administration pressured TikTok to sell its U.S. business over concerns about the threat to national security. The administration alleged that the company's ties to China through its parent company, ByteDance, meant it would have to hand over data about Americans if asked by China's government. TikTok has denied that it would hand...
  • Laurene Powell Jobs’s Ties to China May Be Behind Insidious Trump Hit Piece In The Atlantic

    09/06/2020 11:04:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/07/2020 | Brock Simmons
    As the hit piece by far left “magazine”, The Atlantic, regarding comments Trump never actually said about the military, continues to make the rounds, it’s since been revealed that Laurene Powell Jobs, heir to Steve Jobs’s fortune, is a majority owner in The Atlantic and also a huge donor to democrat candidates, including Biden.But that only explains part of the possible reason for the fake news article.The widowed Jobs also retains huge amounts of stock in Apple and Disney, both of which are dependent on national policies that appease China. Trump’s tough-on-China policies are cutting into the elitist billionaries’...
  • Apple (AAPL) is Being Replaced With This Company in China

    09/06/2020 8:53:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Daily Trade Alert ^ | 09/06/2020 | Apple (AAPL) is Being Replaced With This Company in China by Tony Daltorio, Investors Alley
    After crippling Huawei and throwing cold water on ByteDance’s global business, the Trump Administration has turned its sights on a third Chinese technology giant, Tencent (TCEHY).Tencent was the only Chinese company to feature in the world’s ten largest providers of both apps and games by download volumes last year, according to the mobile platform tracker App Annie.Banning Tencent’s WeChat, an app that is central to the lives of over a billion Chinese users, would have a major impact not just on China’s second most valuable tech company, but also on a large number of large U.S. corporations.A strict interpretation...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook: This Is the No. 1 Reason We Make iPhones in China (It's Not What You Think). China is much more than a source of low-cost, low-skilled labor.

    09/05/2020 7:22:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 165 replies
    Take a look at the back of the box from which you unpacked your iPhone and you'll see this: "Designed by Apple in California Assembled in China." Reading this tagline might trigger a vision in your mind of Jonathan Ive, Apple's legendary chief design officer, dropping the drawings and technical specs for the next-generation iPhone into a (highly secure) shared folder that its low-cost suppliers in China can access as they manufacture and assemble the product by the millions. But as Apple CEO Tim Cook recently pointed out, this picture wouldn't tell the entire story of how an iPhone...
  • Apple Means Business With Striking New Privacy Move Ahead Of iOS 14 Launch

    09/03/2020 8:20:22 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 18 replies ^ | Sep 3, 2020 | Kate O’Flaherty
    Apple has just made a striking new privacy move ahead of the launch of iOS 14 and the iPhone 12. Some things shouldn’t be shared—your passwords, your credit card details, and what you’ve been reading and buying on the internet. That’s the striking message purveyed by Apple in its new privacy ad in a strong signal to rivals such as Google that the firm means business ahead of the launch of its iOS 14 operating system.... ...The campaign comes on the eve of the launch of iOS 14, which is likely to drop in the coming weeks—possibly sooner—and close to...
  • Are ‘Idealists’ Better Than Everyone Else?

    08/30/2020 4:15:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 30, 2020 | Rainer Zitelmann
    “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than by their results,” said Milton Friedman. The fact that someone claims noble, idealistic motives is often reason enough for them to receive recognition for what they do. Even critics of Greta Thunberg, for example, are quick to praise her “idealism.” Regardless of what her actions actually achieve, people tend to admire her idealism. In contrast, people with a “materialistic” attitude are branded as superficial and anyone who strives for fame is swiftly labeled a pathological narcissist. The German literary critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki takes a...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 8/28/2020 Newsdump Friday

    08/28/2020 9:35:41 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/28/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A court in Berlin will allow a freedom protest in Germany's capital city tomorrow.... An emergency ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a preliminary injunction from a federal district judge restricting federal law enforcement in Portland..... An Illinois judge putting a 30-day hold on an extradition hearing for Kyle Rittenhouse..... A march in Washington today called in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis back in May..... A full pardon from President Trump today for Alice Johnson.... In Belarus some 264 people detained by authorities yesterday..... Russia says that one of its fighters intercepted...
  • Apple’s Stock Is About to Split 4-for-1. Here’s What It Means for Investors.

    08/28/2020 10:37:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Published: Aug. 28, 2020 at 12:39 p.m. ET | By Eric J. Savitz
    AAPL -0.12% SPX +0.20% DJIA +0.27% MSFT +0.30% Apple’s 4-for-1 stock split goes into effect at the close of trading Friday. In theory, stock splits like this one don’t mean much. If today you own 100 shares worth $500 each, on Monday you will have 400 shares worth $125 each. But it turns out that splits matter more than you’d logically think. The last Apple (ticker: AAPL) split was 7-for-1, in June 2014. There were 2-for-1 splits in February 2005, June 2000, and May 1987. Had Apple never split the stock, the current share price would be around $28,000. Apple...
  • Vancouver’s Old Apple Tree dies at age 194

    08/25/2020 2:55:14 PM PDT · by Rastus · 19 replies
    The Columbian ^ | June 27, 2020 | Patty Hastings
    Vancouver’s Old Apple Tree, believed to be the oldest apple tree in the Pacific Northwest, has passed into history. Its death was announced Saturday. It was 194 years old. Dying leaves suddenly appeared throughout the tree last week, which prompted the city’s Urban Forestry staff to do a quick checkup. Arborists then conducted a thorough evaluation, and they found that the vascular system or cambium layer of the tree — which transports water and nutrients to the canopy — had shut down. Charles Ray, urban forester with the city, said this was largely attributed to a spiral crack in the...