Cydia's App Store For Jailbroken iPhones Shuts Down Purchases

Cydia, the App Store for jailbroken devices, is shutting down purchases as its creator moves to shut down the store entirely in the near future. "Cydia's creator Saurik made the announcement on Reddit after a bug was discovered in the platform that may have put user data at risk," iPhonehacks reports. "This bug prompted Saurik to clarify the issue and reveal that he has been planning on shutting down Cydia for quite a while now." From the report: The founder clarifies that the bug only puts a li...
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Xiaomi smartphone with 5.84-inch water-drop notch display, AI dual rear cameras gets certified, could be Redmi 7 Pro

Follwing the footsteps of OPPO and Vivo, Xiaomi is prepping for its first mid-range smartphone with a water-drop notch screen, as the phone has been certified by TENAA in China with the model number M1901F9T, after it passed through 3C certification along with M1901F7E, M1901F7T and M1901F7C. This also reveals AI dual rear cameras arranged vertically and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It also confirmed the phone's dimensions - 147.76×71.89×7.8mm, 5.84-inch display size and a 2900mAh (mi...
Tags: News, China, Blogging, Xiaomi, Rumors, Tenaa, Redmi, M1901F9T, Xiaomi M1901F9T, Xiaomi Redmi 7, Vivo Xiaomi

Huawei casts shadow over T-Mobile-Sprint deal

Close ties between Sprint parent SoftBank Group and China’s Huawei Technologies are emerging as an issue in the proposed purchase of Sprint by T-Mobile.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, China, Sprint, Huawei, Huawei Technologies, SoftBank Group, Nation & World Politics, T Mobile Sprint

With augmented and virtual reality, tour your office before it’s built

Developers, architects, brokers and builders have started to use virtual and augmented reality technologies as a way to save money and time in two aspects of large commercial real estate projects: leasing and construction.
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How to become a more socially responsible tech consumer

Commentary: Ethicists, activists and environmentalists provide tips on how to become a more empowered, socially responsible tech consumer.
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Samsung Kills Headphone Jack After Mocking Apple

Last week, Samsung introduced its latest smartphone, the Galaxy A8s. Not only is it the first phone of theirs with a laser-drilled hole in the display for the front-facing camera sensor, but it is also their first phone to ditch the headphone jack. Slashdot reader TheFakeTimCook shares a report from Mac Rumors that takes a closer look at the move and the hypocrisy behind it: [The A8s] is also Samsung's first smartphone without a headphone jack, much to the amusement of iPhone users, as Samsung h...
Tags: Apple, Google, Samsung, Tech, Pixel, Justin Denison, jack Slashdot

Google to invest $1 bn in new New York campus

Google's parent company Alphabet on Monday said it was investing more than $1 billion to set up a new campus in New York City. In a blog post, Alphabet and Google CFO Ruth Porat said it would lease large office buildings in Manhattan's West Village neighbourhood which will become the centerpiece of a campus of more than 1.7 million square-feet (160,000 square metres). The new campus, which should be operational starting in 2020, will be known as Google Hudson Square and "will be the primary l...
Tags: Google, New York, News, New York City, Manhattan, Alphabet, Ruth Porat, West Village, Google Hudson Square, Global Business Organization Porat

World Population Might Go to 40 Billion by 2150 But We Can Already Feed All Those People

I see several parts to the problem where many people believe the doomer overpopulation myths. The fear story resonates with deep caveman fears of starvation. Any individual person can experience... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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World Population Goes Up at Most 500% by 2150 But We Can Already Feed Those People

I see several parts to the problem where many people believe the doomer overpopulation myths. The fear story resonates with deep caveman fears of starvation. Any individual person can experience... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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California Regulators Vote to Require All Transit Agency Buses Produce Zero Emissions by 2040

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has ordered the state’s bus agencies to switch to entirely emissions-free vehicles within 20 years, the San Francisco Chronicle reported on Sunday, as part of a larger overall push to push back against Republicans’ efforts on the national front to undermine state emissions…Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Science, Technology, Climate Change, California, Environment, Automotive, Conservation, Public Transit, Clean Energy, Buses, Public Transportation, San Francisco Chronicle, California Air Resources Board CARB, Zero Emissions, Require All Transit Agency

Dr. Google Is a Liar

Fake news threatens our democracy. Fake medical news threatens our lives.
Tags: Google, News, Rumors and Misinformation, Drugs (Pharmaceuticals, Vaccination and Immunization, Statins (Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

50 Years On, We're Living the Reality First Shown At the 'Mother of All Demos'

Thelasko quotes a report from Ars Technica: A half century ago, computer history took a giant leap when Douglas Engelbart -- then a mid-career 43-year-old engineer at Stanford Research Institute in the heart of Silicon Valley -- gave what has come to be known as the "mother of all demos." On December 9, 1968 at a computer conference in San Francisco, Engelbart showed off the first inklings of numerous technologies that we all now take for granted: video conferencing, a modern desktop-style user ...
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Virtual reality gaming and the pursuit of “flow state”

Maggie Lane Contributor Share on Twitter Maggie Lane is a writer and producer of virtual reality experiences and covers the industry for various publications. More posts by this contributor Inside Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles VR Interview Experience Does Ready Player One reveal the future of VR? You need to stop procrastinating. Maybe it’s time for some… Bulletproof Coffee, M...
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Acer Swift 7 vs. Apple MacBook Air

The Acer Swift 7 accomplishes its goal of being the world's thinnest notebook, and it's well-built to boot. But is that enough to take on the Apple MacBook Air in terms of being the better to actually use? The post Acer Swift 7 vs. Apple MacBook Air appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Computing, Acer, MacBook Air, Notebooks, Apple MacBook Air, Swift 7

HQ Trivia & Vine Co-Founder Colin Kroll Found Dead of Apparent Drug Overdose

Colin Kroll, the CEO and co-founder of the popular HQ Trivia app, was found dead early Sunday morning (Dec. 16) of a suspected drug overdose. He was 35 years old. According to TMZ, Kroll’s girlfriend called police early Sunday to do a welfare check after she was unable to get in touch with him. When police arrived at his Manhattan apartment, he was found unresponsive lying face down in his bed with drug paraphernalia nearby and pronounced dead at the scene by EMS responders, the Daily Beast repo...
Tags: Games, New York Post, Yahoo, Drugs, New York City, Tech, Mobile Apps, Pop Culture, Manhattan, Jazz, Vine, Time Magazine, EMS, The Daily Beast, Cto, Rus Yusopov

NBA Star Steph Curry Interviews Astronaut Scott Kelly as Part of His Moon Landing Apology Tour

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is backpedaling from his on the Winging It podcast endorsing a classic conspiracy theory: that NASA’s six-manned landings on the moon from 1969-1972 somehow didn’t occur.Read more...
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How YouTube's Year-In-Review 'Rewind' Video Set Off a Civil War

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The New York Times: You might guess that a surefire way to make a hit video on YouTube would be to gather a bunch of YouTube megastars, film them riffing on some of the year's most popular YouTube themes and release it as a year-in-review spectacular. You would be wrong. YouTube tested that theory this week, releasing its annual "YouTube Rewind" year-end retrospective. The eight-minute video was a jam-packed montage of YouTube meta-humor, featuring a who'...
Tags: Youtube, Tech, Justin Bieber, The Times, The New York Times, PAUL, Felix Kjellberg, Kjellberg, Logan Paul, KSI, YouTube Rewind A YouTube

Possible preppers running a drill?

Sunday, December 16, 2018 my son and I came across a situation that seemed rather "odd." To get the full story let's start from the beginning. A week or so ago I scouted some possible stealth camping / hunting locations . The locations are deep in a river bottom that are only accessible by boat. I came across a nice spot and wanted to scout it a little more. Well, this morning, December 16, 2018, my oldest son and I launched the boat and headed down river. We were heading back to the spot I...
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Ronny Turiaf talks Luka Doncic, Asvel, and more

It’s not every day a NBA champion visits Dublin but that’s what happened last week when Ronny Turiaf paid a visit to the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. Emmet Ryan caught up with the maestro from Martinique who was in town to mark the end of the first ever jrNBA programme in Ireland Ronny Turiaf’s seen plenty in his career, originally hailing from Martinique he went to Insep in Paris before playing with the Gonzaga Bulldogs in NCAA hoops. A 10 year NBA career, that included a brief stint...
Tags: Google, Europe, Youtube, Sport, Features, Ireland, Paris, Nba, Ncaa, Tony Parker, Lebron James, Dublin, Madrid, Martinique, Miami Heat, FIBA

Colin Kroll, HQ Trivia and Vine app co-founder, dies in New York aged 34

Police find technology entrepreneur unconscious on his bed in Manhattan apartmentColin Kroll, a technology executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has been found dead in New York at the age of 34.The city’s police department said officers had gone to Kroll’s Manhattan apartment early on Sunday after getting a call asking for a wellbeing check on him. He was found unconscious and unresponsive on his bed. Continue reading...
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Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Mowgli’ offers a darker take on Kipling’s ‘Jungle Book’

At first, “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” might seem like an afterthought — or maybe a failed exercise in franchise-building. This new take on the story of Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book” comes just two years after Disney’s version made nearly a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Plus, it seemed a little strange for director Andy Serkis to say he’d respect the “darkness” of the source material — this is, after all, a talking animal story. And Warner Bros’ last-minute decision to sell “M...
Tags: Apple, Benedict Cumberbatch, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Andy Serkis, Warner Bros, Rudyard Kipling, Gollum, Caesar, Mowgli, Shere Khan, Serkis

Courtney Selby on Beer Law

It’s the episode of The Geek In Review that Greg has dreamed about. Beer law! Courtney Selby, Associate Dean for Information Services, Director of the Law Library, and Professor of Law at Hoftra University Law School, walks us through the strange and interesting topic of beer laws. Selby has immersed herself in the topic for years, and has an upcoming publication with W.S. Hein on Brewery Law and a national survey of state laws on the topic. Not only does Courtney Selby explain some of the more...
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'Five Eyes' Spy Chiefs Agreed to Contain Huawei's Global Reach at Meeting in July: Report

At a meeting in Canada in July 2018, espionage chiefs from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.—all signatories to a treaty on signals intelligence, and often referred to as the “Five Eyes”—agreed to do their best to contain the global growth of Chinese telecom Huawei, the Wall Street Journal reported…Read more...
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Placemakers: Why Midsize Cities Are The Next Music Hubs [Kyle Bylin]

Hypebot contributor Kyle Bylin writes about the rise of midsize cities. He believes these places are the next platforms for music ideas. Local residents are choosing to build their businesses where they live rather than relocating to pursue their dreams. These small businesses, fused with state personality and pride, are poised to reshape the music landscape in the coming decades. By Kyle Bylin | @kylebylin I. No Place Like Home Four years ago, I boarded a flight from Los Angeles, ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Music, Minneapolis, California, La, America, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Pandora, North Dakota, Idaho, Washington Dc, New Orleans, Simon Cowell

Facebook Disbands Secretive Research Lab Amid Reorganization

Facebook has disbanded its secretive research lab, where the company developed new hardware like its Portal speakers and researched moonshot projects like brain computer interfaces. "Building 8, the division Facebook created in 2016 to house some of its most ambitious projects, has been disbanded and the projects have been redistributed to other groups within the social media company," reports Mashable. From the report: The change, which was first reported by Business Insider, marks the end of t...
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How Does Shazam Work in Comparison to Your Brain? (Video)

This is a great video from Real Engineering on YouTube that compares your brain and its ability to put together patterns in comparison to Shazam and how it works. This a great in-depth video of how Shazam is able to process the large level of computing power in a very short period of time. The post How Does Shazam Work in Comparison to Your Brain? (Video) appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
Tags: Video, Music, Technology, Tech, Engineering, Hash, Shazam, Digital Music News, Hash Functions, Real Engineering on YouTube

Instagram Tightens Eating Disorder Filters

AmiMoJo shares a report from the BBC: Instagram has placed more hashtags which could promote eating disorders on an "unsearchable" list after a BBC investigation found that users were finding ways around the platform's filters. The photo-sharing network has also added health warnings to several alternative spellings or terms which reference eating disorders, some of which are popular hashtags on the platform. BBC Trending found that certain terms promoting bulimia were still searchable - and tha...
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Is somebody watching you? How to stop apps from tracking your location

If you don't like the idea of your every movement being tracked by apps on the phone in your pocket, then you may want to turn location tracking off. We take a look at how to do it on an iPhone or Android phone in this easy guide. The post Is somebody watching you? How to stop apps from tracking your location appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, How-to, Location Tracking, Android Army, Cell Phone Tracking, Smartphone Tracking

MacBook Pro battery replacement: Everything you need to know

Looking for a new battery for your MacBook Pro? It's important you know what to look for, what model you have, and what options Apple gives you! We'll cover everything you need to know about Apple MacBook Pro battery replacement. The post MacBook Pro battery replacement: Everything you need to know appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Cydia, the app store for jailbroken iOS devices, will no longer sell apps

Almost immediately after buying my first iPhone in 2009, I became hooked on jailbreaking. Despite the fact that my iPhone 3GS met all of my mobile computing needs, I couldn't resist the temptation to tweak my user experience: tethering my computer on the go, messing with the color and style of my onscreen keyboard--you name it. If it was available for download via Cydia app, I gave it a spin. Some apps and hacks were worth paying for. Many weren't. I never dabbled in pirated apps, but I could ha...
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