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Appway raises $37M, its first-ever funding, for financial customer management tools

With the renewed push for more of the services we use everyday to be accessible online and in a non-physical way, a company out of Switzerland that builds tools for financial services companies to interact better with their customers via the web is today announcing a round of funding to expand its operations. Appway, which […]

Google Postpones Android 11 Launch Event

The virtual launch event for Android's next version, originally set for this week, has been pushed back amidst civil unrest across the US and beyond

Huawei could be forced to use Snapdragon chipsets

Huawei is forced to look for alternate options to source chipsets for its flagship smartphones and maybe turning towards Qualcomm to procure SoCs for its flagship smartphones.

After Trump, Twitter hides Rep. Matt Gaetz’s tweet for glorifying violence

Last week, Twitter hid US President Donald Trump’s tweet over threatening Minnesota protestors with military action. The social network has taken similar action to Rep. Matt Gaetz’s tweet that classified “Antifa as terrorists” and asked to “hunt them down like we do those in the Middle East” Several politicians and policy advocates asked the company to take the tweet down immediately. Before Twitter marked the tweet, it was retweeted over 12,000 times. Just like Trump’s tweet, this tweet hasn’t been removed[..]

If you want to avoid the coronavirus, avoid this public place above all others

The coronavirus' US toll is continuing to get worse, even as everyone's attention has moved on to more acute tragedy that's dominating attention in the country right now. More than 1.8 million people have been infected with the coronavirus to-date in the US, and there have been more than 105,000 reported deaths here. Experts say one particular public setting should probably especially be avoided by anyone worried about catching the coronavirus. What extraordinary times we're living in, when as recently as F[..]

SpaceX Crew Dragon hit a huge milestone, but it’s not done yet

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule has passed several milestones over the past few days, but it still has to complete a safe return to Earth before NASA can certify it. Once Crew Dragon is certified, it can be used whenever NASA wants to send humans back and forth to the International Space Station. With its own spacecraft to launch from US soil, NASA no longer has to rely on seats aboard Russian spacecraft headed for the ISS. When SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule traveled to space atop a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday,[..]

If there are more coronavirus stimulus checks, they may go to the neediest

There's still plenty of speculation about when a new round of coronavirus stimulus checks might be approved and distributed, never mind that plenty of taxpayers are still waiting on their first check to arrive. A number of ideas have been floated as to how to implement a new round, but some Senate Democrats are warming to one idea, in particular. The idea is to target any new coronavirus stimulus checks at people who need them the most, unlike the much broader first round of checks. It's been overshadowed i[..]

Citizens use police tracking apps and social media to expose US attacks on peaceful protesters

Impeached US President Donald Trump, in response to civil unrest surrounding the killing of George Floyd, over the weekend ordered US military and police forces to attack citizen protesters. President Trump appears to have seen footage of police officers throwing women to the curb, speeding cars into crowds, firing rubber bullets at reporters, and pushing a man with a cane to the ground — and has said: “Yes. We need more of that." — Matt Viser (@mviser) June 1, 2020 During the protests, violent criminals ta[..]

Some of the most unforgettable photos and scenes from protests this weekend

The George Floyd protests continued to multiply and escalate around the country over the weekend, resulting in everything from peaceful marches to violent clashes in major cities around the US. The protests stem from Minneapolis police killing an unarmed man named George Floyd as he was taken into custody last week. The protests also come as the coronavirus pandemic is still very much a part of American life, sparking fears of a second wave. What a profound, unsettling, and historic weekend in America. It w[..]

3nm TSMC Trial Production Delay Leaves A Window For Samsung

A fresh delay in the trial production of 3nm chipsets from TSMC could leave an open opportunity for Samsung. That's based on recent reports out of China, suggesting that TSMC's trials, conducted at its Section 18 plant could be delayed by more than a full quarter. Such a delay would push back 3nm chipsets from [...] Read More... The post 3nm TSMC Trial Production Delay Leaves A Window For Samsung appeared first on Android Headlines.

A drug that provides temporary coronavirus immunity started human trials

Companies working on brand new coronavirus drugs meant to treat COVID-19 and provide limited immunity are approaching human trials. Monoclonal antibodies are artificially grown antibodies based on the ones the immune system develops when fighting off the coronavirus infection. Eli Lilly is the first pharmaceutical company to have started human testing, with the Phase 1 drug trial already underway at several US hospitals. The coronavirus epicenter moved from China to Europe to the US and then South America i[..]

How could Amazon allow Apple AirPods listings to be hijacked by racist imagery?

Amazon needs to do more to ensure its shoppers are safe on its site after a product page was hijacked by racist imagery.

Analyst Says Huawei May Be Forced To Use Snapdragon Chips In 2021

Huawei may ultimately be forced to turn to Snapdragon chips for its 2021 flagships — tentatively the Huawei Mate 50 and P50. That's according to recent reports citing KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst John Vinh. Mr. Vinh indicates that Huawei likely won't be able to use HiSilicon to source chipsets for its cutting-edge smartphones in 2021. [...] Read More... The post Analyst Says Huawei May Be Forced To Use Snapdragon Chips In 2021 appeared first on Android Headlines.

YouTube Is Donating $1M To The Center For Policing Equity Amid Protests Across The US

YouTube announced on Monday that it is donating $1 million to the non-profit Center for Policing Equity. This is YouTube's response to the ongoing protests across the US, that really escalated over the weekend following George Floyd's death in Minneapolis last week. The YouTube Twitter account noted that it is donating "in support of efforts [...] Read More... The post YouTube Is Donating $1M To The Center For Policing Equity Amid Protests Across The US appeared first on Android Headlines.

Amid protests, US police scanner apps and others saw record downloads

Downloads of police scanner apps, tools for private communication and mobile safety apps hit record numbers this past weekend in the U.S., amid continued nationwide protests over the police killing of George Floyd, as well as the systemic problems of racial prejudice that plague the American justice system. According to new data from app store […]

Microsoft replaces curators with AI workers

Human contractors will soon be replaced by an automated system that will decide which news stories are shown on MSN.

Snag The RedMagic 5G In Hot Rod Red During Its Pre-Order Event

RedMagic is launching a brand-new red color of the RedMagic 5G called Hot Rod Red. And it is currently available for pre-order. Starting this morning at 5AM Pacific Standard Time, RedMagic kicked off the pre-order event for the Hot Rod Red model of the RedMagic 5G. The event will last for about a week. Ending [...] Read More... The post Snag The RedMagic 5G In Hot Rod Red During Its Pre-Order Event appeared first on Android Headlines.

ZTE Patents Foldable Smartphone With Tri-fold Display

ZTE recently filed a patent for a foldable smartphone with clamshell-like design. As per the latest patent filed by the company, it seems to be working on yet another foldable smartphone. With the tri-fold display, the company is experimenting with a completely different approach. The renders from the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) hints [...] Read More... The post ZTE Patents Foldable Smartphone With Tri-fold Display appeared first on Android Headlines.

The electric bikes that could genuinely replace your car

Electric bikes have come a long way, in every sense, and could be the only vehicle you need.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s Review – Not The "Budget" Phone You Were Expecting

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 9s, recently sent to Android Headlines for review, is a stellar device with consideration for its cost. Priced at just over $200 and up to just shy of $250, the handset delivers above-par specs, just for starters. But that's been joined with other major improvements from the cameras to audio and software [...] Read More... The post Xiaomi Redmi Note 9s Review – Not The "Budget" Phone You Were Expecting appeared first on Android Headlines.

Apple Watch deals: pick up a cheap Series 3 for one of it's lowest prices ever

You can still grab an Apple Watch Series 3 deal for one of it's lowest prices ever right now in the US and UK.

6 new TV shows and movies on Netflix this week

What's new to stream on Netflix this week, including 13 Reasons Why season 4 and The Last Days of American Crime.

Zynga acquires Turkey’s Peak Games for $1.8B, after buying its card games studio for $100M in 2017

Today, some news of a huge acquisition out of Turkey that represents the first billion-dollar-plus exit for a startup out of the country. Social gaming company Zynga confirmed that it is buying Istanbul-based Peak Games, the company behind popular Candy-Crush-style mobile gaming apps Toon Blast and Toy Blast, for $1.8 billion — $900 million in […]

5G Variant Of The Galaxy Z Flip Is Coming Without mmWave Support

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip launched back in February without 5G connectivity. Well, it seems like Samsung is preparing a 5G variant of the Galaxy Z Flip, but it won't include mmWave support. This information comes from Max Weinbach, a well-known tipster. He claims that the device will arrive rather soon, in "5ish months". So, [...] Read More... The post 5G Variant Of The Galaxy Z Flip Is Coming Without mmWave Support appeared first on Android Headlines.

Here’s what to do with your equity if you’ve been laid off from a startup

If you’ve just found yourself laid off from a startup, you are far from alone. StartupGenome states that 74% of US startups have had to lay off full time employees, and it’s been reported that over 40% of Nordic startups and over 60% of French startups are enacting some form of layoffs. Being let go is always hard, but if you have stock options as a startup employee, it’s also the time to make some very important decisions about your financial present and future. What you do with your equity could be a life[..]

UFC 250 live stream: how to watch Nunes vs Spencer online from anywhere

MMA is back in Vegas - but not as you know it. Here's how to watch UFC 250 online and live stream Nunes vs Spencer from anywhere this Saturday.

Pick up a Sony WH-1000XM3 deal for cheap with the latest Amazon price cut

The Sony WH-1000XM3, quite simply some of the best wireless noise-canceling headphones you can buy, are heavily discounted at Amazon right now.

Tim Cook Addresses George Floyd Protests in Employee Memo, Apple to Donate to Equal Justice

Apple will be providing free resources to employees and will be donating to non-profit organizations.

India to Significantly Increase Crypto Market Share This Year: Report

India’s cryptocurrency market is set to gain significant market share this year, according to an industry report. The regulatory environment, the instability of the rupee, and remittances are key drivers that will send the Indian crypto industry soaring. Indian Crypto Sector Flourishing The Indian cryptocurrency market is poised to gain considerable global market share starting […] The post India to Significantly Increase Crypto Market Share This Year: Report appeared first on Bitcoin News.

How unemployment systems are failing workers around the US

As the COVID-19 crisis shuts down businesses across the country, total unemployment claims have now passed 30 million. And with unemployment benefits agencies buckling under the strain of new applicants, even that figure is likely a severe undercount. A report from the Economic Policy Institute published last month found that for every 10 people trying to apply for unemployment, three to four couldn’t get through the system to make a claim, and another two out of 10 said the process was too complicated to t[..]

Facebook employees take to Twitter to criticize Zuckerberg’s ‘no fact-check’ stance on Trump’s tweets

Last week, referring to the protests in Minnesota over the murder of George Floyd by police, US President Donald Trump threatened that military forces would open fire if the situation was not brought under control, in a tweet. Within hours, Twitter hid the tweet citing that it “glorified violence.” However, Facebook decided to remain on the fence and not do anything about his cross-posted tweets on its platform. Now, several Facebook employees are articulating their displeasure about this decision on Twitte[..]

Uber Rolls Out Flat Hourly Rate In Some US Cities

Uber expands flat-rate feature, already available in some European cities, to the US to help riders carry out essential trips during pandemic

Africa Roundup: DHL invests in MallforAfrica, Zipline launches in US, Novastar raises $200M

Events in May offered support to the thesis that Africa can incubate tech with global application. Two startups that developed their business models on the continent — MallforAfrica and Zipline — were tapped by international interests. DHL acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, a turn-key e-commerce company that grew out of MallforAfrica.com — a […]

Facebook takes on Twitter with 'Venue', an app for live events

Facebook’s New Product Experimentation (NPE) team has launched Venue, a new app that helps fans experience live events more interactively.

How to watch Rick and Morty season 4, episode 10 - stream the finale online from anywhere

Star Mort Rickturn of the Jerri brings the series full circle - watch the Rick and Morty season 4, episode 10 and stream the finale online from anywhere.

Prediction: President Trump will blame a spike in coronavirus cases on all the protests

George Floyd protests have multiplied and escalated around the country this weekend, as Americans poured into the streets to protest the killing by Minneapolis police of an unarmed man during his arrest. This all comes even as the US is still trying to deal with the coronavirus pandemic -- infections, and deaths from which are still on the rise. President Trump will likely point to the protests this weekend if we see a spike in coronavirus cases over the coming days, to take attention away from his administ[..]

How to watch the Killing Eve season 3 finale online from anywhere tonight

Episode 8 of the Phoebe Waller-Bridge show promises to tie up loose ends - watch the Killing Eve season 3 finale online from anywhere today.

How to watch Celebrity Family Feud and stream the new season online from anywhere

Stars new and old from Queer Eye go head-to-head in season premiere - here's how to watch Celebrity Family Feud online from anywhere.

With Riots Erupting in US Cities, Using Tools of Peaceful Protest Can be More Meaningful

During the last six days, America has been feeling the wrath of a myriad of protests and riots in nearly every major city across the nation. The U.S. is experiencing an uprising like never before, but some of the protests and demonstrations could be more peaceful. Acts like not voting for the political class, and […] The post With Riots Erupting in US Cities, Using Tools of Peaceful Protest Can be More Meaningful appeared first on Bitcoin News.

Audiences are actually loving ‘Space Force’ despite the terrible reviews

The release of the new Netflix comedy series Space Force came on Friday, and while it was highly anticipated as a result of being Steve Carell's first return to TV comedy since The Office, early reviews were pretty brutal. Most accused the show of being directionless and of being reverse-engineered around the title and basic idea. Early reaction from audiences, meanwhile, was much different, with a significant positive reception seen once the show started streaming. I have to confess, I was pretty surprised[..]

You're overpaying for phone data during the outbreak

Have you been using less data while at home? You could save money by switching to a plan with a lower data cap. Just a thought.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 sales offer $110 price cuts at Best Buy

Save up to $110 with the latest Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 deals at Best Buy.

Everything coming and going on Netflix the week of May 31st

Netflix is kicking off the month of June with 45 new shows, movies, and specials this week. Two very popular Netflix original series -- Fuller House and 13 Reasons Why -- will come to an end next month, with their final seasons debuting just a few days apart. There are a bunch of great movies being added in June as well, including Clueless and Lady Bird. June is a relatively light month for Netflix, at least compared to the rest of 2020 up to this point, but there are a few undeniable highlights coming in t[..]

Doctors may have found a new way to predict and treat severe coronavirus cases

Future coronavirus treatment may include meds that boost the number of T-cells in the blood, which are capable of neutralizing pathogens that infect the body. Researchers from the UK discovered that severe COVID-19 cases show a much lower lymphocyte count than expected, and that can be a marker for COVID-19 complications. A trial is looking at whether interleukin 7, which can boost T-cell levels, can help patients experiencing a severe version of COVID-19 recover. Statements from experts including the WHO a[..]

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds: release date, cast and what we know

Captain Pike, science officer Spock and Number One get set to boldly go...

One vaccine maker is thinking about intentionally exposing volunteers to the coronavirus

Coronavirus vaccine trials have hit a serious snag, as there aren’t enough COVID-19 patients in the communities where volunteers might reside. If not enough people get sick, researchers can’t assess the effectiveness of the vaccine candidate. AstraZeneca, which will produce the promising Oxford vaccine, confirmed that it’s considering challenge trials where subjects are exposed to COVID-19 intentionally after being given the vaccine candidate. More than 100 novel coronavirus vaccines are currently in develo[..]

The car industry now: Could Ford follow GM out of Europe?

Restructuring plans were already in place before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, which could accelerate Ford's plans to concentrate on other markets It has been three years since General Motors finally washed its hands of Opel and Vauxhall. After 17 straight years of losses totalling $20bn (currently £16.5bn) from its European division, it sold the business to the PSA Group. That PSA quickly made the twin brands profitable shows how brilliant an operator Carlos Tavares is. But in the hands of mere mortals, Opel-[..]

New Land Rover Defender: six-pot diesel spotted testing

New engine should be offered with both Defender bodystyles Land Rover continues to expand the Defender range with a new mild-hybrid 3.0-litre unit Just weeks after a petrol V8 Defender was caught testing near Land Rover’s base at Gaydon, our spy photographer has caught the first six-cylinder diesel test mule. Although the new shots only show a rear-side angle of the 4x4, the prototype’s number plate reveals the 4x4 uses a mild-hybrid 3.0-litre diesel engine. The first sighting follows a document leaked last[..]

New Land Rover Defender: Six-cylinder diesel spotted testing

New engine should be offered with both Defender bodystyles Land Rover continues to expand the Defender range with a new mild-hybrid 3.0-litre unit Just weeks after a petrol V8 Defender was caught testing near Land Rover’s base at Gaydon, our spy photographer has caught the first six-cylinder diesel test mule. Although the new shots only show a rear-side angle of the 4x4, the prototype’s number plate reveals the 4x4 uses a mild-hybrid 3.0-litre diesel engine. The first sighting follows a document leaked last[..]

Book publishers sue Internet Archive for allegedly enabling piracy

When libraries around the US began closing their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Internet Archive (IA) responded by creating a “National Emergency Library,” a collection of 1.4 million books from its free e-book repository Open Library. Pu...