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Radxa Rock Pi 4C SBC is based on the Rockchip RK3399 SoC, can run Android TV, Linux, and can decode modern video formats.
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TikTok might be looking at a ban in the US soon, as President Donald Trump said he could sign the executive order to block the app by Saturday. According to a report from Bloomberg, Trump told reporters on Friday night that the app will be banned from the country,  “As far as TikTok is concerned, we’re banning them from the United States.”  [Read: TikTok’s CEO takes shots at Zuckerberg as it aims to continue to survive in the US] He added that he “will sign the document tomorrow.” The President could issue an executive order or bar the short video app under… This story continues at The Next Web
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MacKenzie Scott (formerly MacKenzie Bezos) announced Wednesday that she had donated $1.7 billion to 116 different organizations tackling a variety of social issues. By Friday afternoon, the value of her stake in Amazon had grown so much that she is is now richer than she was before the gift, according to CNBC's Robert Frank. Scott, an author by trade, became a billionaire following her 2019 divorce from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Scott received 25% of Bezos' stake in the e-commerce giant, minus voting control, after helping him found the company in 1997. Scott has a net worth of $60.8 billion, per Bloomberg's latest available estimate. The value of Amazon shares has skyrocketed during the pandemic, helping Bezos' net worth reach new all-time highs, too. The $1.7 billion gift is likely only the start of Scott's philanthropic efforts. She signed the Giving Pledge in 2019. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SEE ALSO: Jeff Bezos is about to defend his Amazon empire before Congress. Here's how the richest person in the world makes and spends his $178 billion fortune. DON'T MISS: The founders of Panda Express built a $3 billion fortune off of the Chinese food empire. Here's why the first-generation immigrants say the key to achieving the American dream is giving back. Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why thoroughbred horse semen is the world's most expensive liquid
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Twitter published an update on its investigation into the highly visible hack it suffered earlier this month. It says the hack began with a "phone spear phishing attack" on a small number of employees. The attackers used these initial employees' credentials to learn more about Twitter's processes, and then target more employees with higher levels of access to internal tools. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The hack that landed Twitter in the headlines earlier this month appears to have started with a phone call. Twitter on Thursday published an update on its investigation into the hack that took place on July 15, when hackers gained access to 130 accounts and tweeted links to a bitcoin scam from high-profile accounts including those belonging to Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Kim Kardashian, and more. Twitter said the hack started with a "phone spear phishing attack" on a small number of employees. Spear phishing is a targeted attack on specific individuals or an organization, which involves deceiving someone into thinking you're a member of the target's company, or someone else they trust. It seems the hackers were able to talk at least some of the employees into telling them their credentials. "A successful attack required the attackers to obtain access to both our internal network as well as specific employee credentials that granted them access to our internal support tools. Not all of the employees that were initially targeted had permissions to use account management tools, but the attackers used their credentials to access our internal systems and gain information about our processes. This knowledge then enabled them to target additional employees who did have access to our account support tools," Twitter wrote in its blog. Reports emerged shortly after the hack that the hackers had gained access to an internal employee dashboard which allowed them to change the emails associated with accounts and reset their passwords. "Using the credentials of employees with access to these tools, the attackers targeted 130 Twitter accounts, ultimately Tweeting from 45, accessing the DM inbox of 36, and downloading the Twitter Data of 7," the company added. Previously Twitter said up to 8 accounts had had their data downloaded by the hackers.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: A cleaning expert reveals her 3-step method for cleaning your entire home quickly
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Rep. Cicilline went all-in on Google CEO Sundar Pichai
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Microsoft last week launched a preview of a new enterprise-only option that blocks Windows' telemetry from reaching Redmond's servers.The option wasn't given an official label in the July 23 announcement, but at the sign-up site was defined as "The Data Processor Service for Windows Enterprise" – a mouthful even for Microsoft, known for interminable titling.[ Related: Microsoft revamps Windows Insider release vernacular ] Marisa Rogers, the privacy officer responsible for Windows and Microsoft's browsers, pointed out that enterprises and other organizations – universities, for the most part – now have two choices when it comes to what their PCs report to Redmond. "Enterprise customers had two options in managing their Windows 10 diagnostic data: 1) allow Microsoft to be the controller of that data ... or 2) turn off diagnostic data flows altogether."To read this article in full, please click here
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Changes reflect commitment to ethical and professional conduct
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Avoiding the cloud is a big step, but there's more to privacy than storing everything locally.
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Photo by David McNew/Getty Images A tribute book for Satoru Iwata, the beloved president and CEO of Nintendo who died in 2015, is getting an English release this spring, publisher VIZ Media announced today. The book, Ask Iwata, is a translation of Iwata-San, which was first published in Japan last year. “In this motivational collection, Satoru Iwata addresses diverse subjects such as locating bottlenecks, how success breeds resistance to change, and why programmers should never say no,” according to a summary of the book that VIZ Media shared with The Verge. “Drawn from the ‘Iwata Asks’ series of interviews with key contributors to Nintendo games and hardware, and featuring conversations with renowned Mario franchise creator Shigeru Miyamoto and creator of Earthbound... Continue reading…
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QAnon posts are too often linked to dangerous, real-world harms.
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Using Twitter in Japan just got a lot more complicated. The country’s Supreme Court has ruled that users who retweet copyright-infringing images can have their details passed onto rightsholders — whether they knew the pic was in violation or not. In a decision handed down yesterday, the court ordered Twitter to turn over the email addresses of three users who allegedly retweeted a copyright-infringing image on the platform, TorrentFreak reports. The ruling dates back to a case from 2014, when a photographer spotted one of his photos had been scraped from his website and posted to Twitter without his consent.… This story continues at The Next Web
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Fresh Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) data exploring Q2 iPhone sales shows that while 65% of devices sold are 11 series devices, the affordably priced iPhone SE now accounts for 19% of sales on its own.What might this mean for the mobile enterprise? What CIRP said: “Every few years Apple comes out with a new low-priced iPhone, with up-to-date features, to sweep up the customers using the oldest iPhones,” said Mike Levin, CIRP Partner and Co-Founder in a press release.To read this article in full, please click here
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Legal discovery team could turn up some very interesting, and possibly embarrassing details Facebook won a significant legal victory on Thursday when the judge hearing the lawsuit against Israeli spyware maker NSO Group declined to dismiss the case – and allowed the crucial discovery process to move forward.…
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Looking to watch UFC Fight Night 173? Heres to stream Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2 with ESPN+ this Saturday.
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If you are trying to ease the boredom of being stuck at home, we have found an Xbox Live Gold deal for you.
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Systems dev, technical product manager, and more Job Alert  It's Friday again, and we're back with another list of opportunities for roles in the big and beautiful world of tech.…
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Pure Android, an update guarantee, and an excellent camera are no longer enough. Google needs to rethink to keeps its Pixel series intact. Under normal circumstances, ... The post Google has a surprising 5G strategy to the benefit of its customers appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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Georgia Tech’s SlothBot is more than a cute face
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NASA’s Curiosity rover sniffed out an unexpected seasonal variation to the oxygen on Mars, according to new research.Curiosity has long been returning some appropriately curious results.Now varying oxygen has joined methane in the Martian mysteries bucket.Oxygen has shown “significant seasonal and interannual variability, suggesting an unknown atmospheric or surface process at work,” the authors write in the paper published today in the Journal of Geophysical Research.Mars, like Earth, is tilted on its axis of rotation.That means its northern and southern hemispheres experience seasons like Earth does, summer when the hemisphere points toward the Sun and winter when it points away from the Sun.
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Norwest Venture Partners, the 58-year-old venture firm backed primarily by Wells Fargo, has closed its 15th fund with $2 billion.The firm closed its last fund with $1.5 billion at the beginning of 2018; the firm now manages $9.5 billion across all of its funds.We talked with managing partner Jeff Crowe a couple of days ago about the outfit’s seemingly aggressive funding pace.Though venture firms have begun announcing new funds on what’s closer to a two-year cycle than than every three or four years, as was long the case in the industry, putting $1.5 billion to work in even less than two years’ time seems notable.Crowe explained that the firm’s growth equity team — which can write checks that range from $50 million to $100 million — has been highly active, writing big checks in recent years to Cority, Vuori and SmartSign, among others.Cority is a Toronto company that makes environmental, health, safety and quality (EHSQ) software; Vuori is an apparel performance brand; and SmartSign produces custom signs.
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In an article in Brain, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and elsewhere report which brain regions must be intact in stroke survivors with aphasia if they are to perform well in a speech entrainment session, successfully following along with another speaker.One of the main causes of aphasia is stroke, the third leading cause of death in the U.S. About one in three stroke survivors develops aphasia.Patients with non-fluent aphasia speak in short, halting, telegraphic sentences and have trouble forming their words."Speech entrainment is asking the person to repeat in real time what they hear and see, or in other words to copy the speech of another speaker," said Leonardo Bonilha, M.D., Ph.D., who led the study.Bonilha is the SmartState Endowed Chair for Brain Imaging and an associate professor in the Department of Neurology at MUSC.Other team members include C-STAR collaborators from Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, Irvine.
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The Google Play Store is full of apps, books, and movies for nearly every person in every scenario.And now, you get to help Google highlight some of the best ones.Today, Google is announcing this year’s Play Store Users’ Choice Awards, and participants get to vote for some of their favorite Play Store content.The award categories include Users’ Choice App, Game, Movie, and Book.The shortlisted nominees were pre-selected from this year’s most-loved and trending offerings.Some of the app and game nominees include Concepts, Boosted, Mario Kart Tour, and Brawl Stars.
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According to recent reports, BOE has started mass production of Micro OLED panels in Kunming, Yunnan Province in October this year.Now, the Chinese display maker needs a partner in Micro OLED applications.In May, BOE demonstrated its innovative technology and solutions such as the 0.39-inch Micro-OLED AR with the highest 5644 PPI.There are also reports that the current Micro OLED panel is mainly used in telescopes.However, BOE is now using it for AR/VR glasses, first-person view angle (FPV) goggles and projectors for drones.Since BOE got the patronage of Huawei with the Mate 20 series, its fortunes seem to be increasing.
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Beak denies wrongdoing in baffling malware probe caseA judge in the US state of Georgia is facing hacking charges after she allegedly hired private investigators to look into what she believed was a spyware infection on her office computer.Lawyers for Judge Kathryn Schrader are challenging a September indictment of three counts of computer trespass against herself and three gumshoes she recruited to monitor her work PC.According to legal publication the Daily Report this week, the charges stem from a February incident in which Schrader allegedly brought in private dick TJ Ward to determine whether or not spyware had been placed on her office computer by Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter.Ward, in turn, hired computer consultants Ed Kramer and Frank Karic to examine Schrader's machine, it is claimed.In an effort to root out any potential surveillance-ware on the machine, they installed the open-source packet sniffer Wireshark to inspect Schrader's network connectivity, it is alleged.
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An Antares rocket from Northrop Grumman has successfully launched the Cygnus cargo spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station.The launch happened at 9:59AM from the Mid Atlantic Regional Spaceport as anticipated.Assuming nothing unusual happens, NASA says the cargo vessel will arrive at the ISS on Monday, November 4, carrying a huge load of supplies and scientific materials.Resupply missions are regularly launched to the International Space Station; the vessel carrying the gear will be docked with the ISS in a couple of days, after which point it will be unloaded.Northrop Grumman is one of the multiple private American space companies that NASA uses to send its cargo to its astronauts on the space station.In a new video (below), NASA details some of the items being sent to the ISS as part of this latest cargo run.
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Director Luis Barriga sat down, along with Senior Producer Tiffany Watt and Art Director John Mueller, to give fans a general overview of some of the changes being made this time around.Heaven itself has barred its gates to the faithful, leaving mortals to fend for themselves.The creator of Sanctuary and daughter of Mephisto walks the Earth again, her motives unknown.Repeatable content, side quests, random dungeons – it’s all fair play.The eternal struggle will play out across a continuous open world, allowing players to walk from one end of the continent to the other.Some of these regions include foul swamps, icy peaks, and desolate grasslands.
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Nintendo's massively popular platform may have a newer, cheaper entrant in the Switch Lite at $200, but the original also got a minor improvement this year in the V2 version with improved battery life.The big difference between the two?The Switch Lite is strictly a portable, without the big-screen TV dockability and detachable controllers that make the V2 so unique.We break down the differences here, the main thing to know is we still consider the V2 the best overall choice.Just make sure you're getting the new one, not the old one.The buttons below lead to the correct versions.
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Google's hardware head, Rick Osterloh, confirmed the news this morning and also directly confirmed Made by Google wearables to come.Having reviewed many, many Fitbits, including the just-released Versa 2, and having worn many Wear OS watches, I have thoughts on where this is going.Google's Pixel watch gets a killer fitness platformOsterloh's confirmation of a Made by Google wearable isn't surprising: we've been expecting one for years.Much like Nest was to Google, Fitbit's going to offer a clear, existing, and solid fitness platform for that watch to be part of.Maybe forget about calling it a Pixel watch, and just call it a Fitbit?
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SAN ANTONIO- Oct. 30, 2019 - The Association of Old Crows awarded Henry Sees, a director leading Southwest Research Institute's office in Warner Robins, Georgia, the Anton D. "Tony" Brees Lifetime Service Award.The association selected Sees to receive its most prestigious award based on his outstanding contributions to the field of electronic warfare throughout his career.Since earning his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, Sees has spent his entire career working in defense and intelligence.At SwRI, he has worked on automatic test equipment for F-15 and other military aircraft as well as applications for special operations forces.He currently oversees the development of SPARTA (System Performance and Real Time Analysis), an advanced electronic countermeasures analysis tool suite."Henry has been supporting the nation's and our allies' electronic warfare (EW) activities since the 1970s at various organizations, including the U.S. Army," said Nils Smith, vice president of SwRI's Defense and Intelligent Solutions Division.
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