President Trump says he approves of Oracle’s bid for TikTok ‘in concept’

President Trump says he has approved “in concept” Oracle’s bid for TikTok, less than a day before a de facto ban he threatened in August was set to go into effect. “I have given the deal my blessing,” Trump said to reporters outside the White House Saturday as he departed for a rally in North Carolina. “I approved the deal in concept.” On More...

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By admin On Saturday, September 19th, 2020
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Turing Award winners endorse Biden, say Trump immigration policy will stifle tech research

Twenty-four winners of the Turing Award are endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential election, The New York Times reported, explaining they’re concerned the Trump administration’s More...

By admin On Saturday, September 19th, 2020
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Apple will launch its online store in India on September 23rd

Apple will launch its online store in India on September 23rd, giving customers in India a way to buy Apple products directly from the company for the first time. “We’re proud to be expanding in India and More...

By admin On Friday, September 18th, 2020
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YouTube’s website now blocks iOS 14’s picture-in-picture mode unless you pay for Premium

One of iOS 14’s big new features is picture-in-picture mode, which lets you watch a video in a small window while you’re doing other things on your iPhone. That could be handy if you, say, wanted to watch More...

By admin On Friday, September 18th, 2020
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Google corrects unfortunate ‘Stalkerware’ typo allowing partner-tracking apps

Google is correcting a “typo” in its Play Store “stalkerware” policy that currently suggests that apps can be used to track spouses. Stalkerware and other tracking software is dangerous, campaigners More...

By admin On Thursday, September 17th, 2020
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Amazon’s business generated $1.6 billion in 2019 profit for the USPS, new report finds

A bombshell report in The Washington Post today details the ongoing feud between the Trump administration and the US Postal Service, and it provides insight into just how lucrative Amazon’s business is for More...

By admin On Thursday, September 17th, 2020
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Mozilla wants your help to fix terrible YouTube recommendations

YouTube’s recommendations algorithm can lead you down some very weird rabbit holes, suggesting videos that feel weirdly personal and off-target at the same time. Today, Mozilla will introduce a new browser More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
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PlayStation 5 showcase: the biggest news and trailers

A week after Microsoft detailed the price and release date for both the Xbox Series X and the Series S, Sony has followed suit with a major PS5 showcase event. On Wednesday, Sony revealed not only how much the More...

By admin On Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
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Uber backup driver charged in fatal 2018 self-driving car crash

The backup safety driver who was behind the wheel when one of Uber’s self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian in 2018 has been charged with negligent homicide, the New York Times reports. Rafaela Vasquez, More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 15th, 2020
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Twitch takes another identity-related L

Today, Twitch announced a set of emote modifiers in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month — and then it ended up pulling them before the day’s end because they were incredibly insensitive. 2020 is a year of More...