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Sega Announces Mysterious "Fog Gaming" Program, Will Use Arcade Machines Somehow

An anonymous reader shares a report: Thanks to some Japanese-language news sources, we now know the nature of the big Sega reveal that was teased for this week's Famitsu. The publisher is working on some kind of initiative that it's dubbed "fog gaming." While it's not exactly clear what that is -- or if it's comparable to cloud gaming services like Google Stadia -- according to analyst Serkan Toto, it will likely involve using the guts of arcade machines during off-hours. Read more of th...
Tags: Tech, Sega, Serkan Toto, Google Stadia


All Facebook users can now access a tool to port data to Google Photos

Facebook’s photo transfer tool is now available globally half a year on from an initial rollout in Europe, the company said today. The data portability feature enables users of the social network to directly port a copy of their photos to Google’s eponymous photo storage service via encrypted transfer, rather than needing to download and manually upload photos themselves — thereby reducing the hassle involved with switching to a rival service. Facebook users can find the option to “Transfe...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Europe, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Canada, United States, Ireland, Antitrust, Photo Sharing, Google Photos, Social Network


How to reboot shared mobility in a post-pandemic world

Shared mobility must reinvent itself somewhat to adapt to the coming challenges resulting from COVID-19. Operators, software developers, vehicle manufacturers, and public services will all need to be creative in order to find ways to deal with a wide range of social/technical/business issues created or exacerbated by the pandemic. In this article (in 6 parts), we will explore a few ideas on how to build resilient shared mobility solutions for the near future. 1. Safety & hygiene: reconnect with ...
Tags: Startups, Tech, World, Shift, Syndication, COVID


Daily Crunch: Snapchat says it won’t promote Trump

Snapchat is the latest social media company to take on the president, Fitbit gets approval for its emergency ventilator and we review the new Sonos soundbar. Here’s your Daily Crunch for June 4, 2020. 1. Snapchat is no longer promoting Trump’s posts Snap announced that it will not be promoting content from President Donald Trump’s Snapchat account in its Discover tab, following statements from Trump last week on Twitter threatening that protestors could be met with “vicious dogs” and “om...
Tags: Amazon, Social, Facebook, Ipo, India, Tech, Snapchat, Policy, Fda, Fitbit, Andreessen Horowitz, Donald Trump, Alex Wilhelm, Snap, Trump, Reuters


SpaceX Launches 60 More Starlink Satellites and Achieves a Reusability Record For a Falcon 9 Booster

SpaceX launched its second Falcon 9 rocket in the span of just four days on Wednesday at 9:25 PM EDT (6:25 PM PDT). This one was carrying 60 more satellites for its Starlink constellation, which will bring the total currently in operation on orbit to 480. From a report: The launch took off from Florida, where SpaceX's first astronaut launch took place on Saturday for the final demonstration mission of its Crew Dragon to fulfill the requirements of NASA's Commercial Crew human-rating process. Tod...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Falcon, StarLink


Signal Launches Face-Blurring Tool as US Protesters Embrace Encrypted Messaging

Law enforcement officials across the U.S. have already revealed that they will leverage facial recognition technology to retroactively target protesters following the killing of George Floyd, with police asking the public for footage and photos. Against this backdrop, Signal is introducing a new feature that can automatically obfuscate faces shared within the encrypted messaging app, as the company says it's "working hard to keep up with the increased traffic" from protesters. From a report: Mov...
Tags: US, Tech, Signal, George Floyd, Signal Launches Face Blurring Tool


SaaS earnings rise as pandemic pushes companies more rapidly to the cloud

As the pandemic surged and companies moved from offices to working at home, they needed tools to ensure the continuity of their business operations. SaaS companies have always been focused on allowing work from anywhere there’s access to a computer and internet connection, and while the economy is reeling from COVID-19 fallout, modern software companies are thriving. That’s because the pandemic has forced companies that might have been thinking about moving to the cloud to find tools what will g...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Okta, Tech, SaaS, Earnings, Salesforce, Box, Crowdstrike, Todd Mckinnon, Aaron Levie, Sapphire Ventures, Zoom, Pandemic, Bret Taylor


Twitter has a record-breaking week as users looked for news of protests and COVID-19

Civil unrest due to the nationwide George Floyd protests drove Twitter to see a record number of new installs this week, according to data from two app store intelligence firms, Apptopia and Sensor Tower. While the firms’ exact findings differed in terms of the total number of new downloads or when records were broken, the firms agreed that Twitter’s app had its largest-ever week, globally. Twitter’s usage is on the rise because of the immediacy around news-sharing its platform provides. This wa...
Tags: Twitter, Mexico, Tech, Brazil, Apptopia, George Floyd, U K India Brazil


You'll Soon Be Able to Buy That Distraction-Free Rotary Dial Cellphone

Earlier this year, Justine Haupt revealed a custom cellphone she built that eschewed unwanted battery-killing distractions like a touchscreen. In its place was an old-school rotary dial for placing calls, and while it looked antiquated, there were apparently enough people as fed up with the state of modern smartphones …Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Diy, Tech, Cellphones, Hacks, Retro, Antiques, Justine Haupt, Rotary Cellphone, Skys Edge


Elon Musk only has to sell 59 Teslas to offset the CO2 from a single SpaceX launch within a year

Elon Musk is an interesting character. I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I don’t always understand what he’s going on about. For example, I find his involvement in SpaceX and Tesla somewhat contradictory. Some might call it a hedge or diversification, I call it dissonant. On one hand, Tesla’s mission is to usher in a new era of clean vehicle and energy solutions and improve the world. On the other, SpaceX is an active attempt to leave the world. What’s more, a SpaceX launch produces loads o...
Tags: Startups, Space, Elon Musk, Cars, Tech, Tesla, Shift


Spain Readies Big Reduction in Single-Use Plastics From Mid-2021

Spain is preparing to significantly reduce the distribution and sale of single-use plastic cutlery, straws, cups and products containing microplastics as part of the government's drive to promote recycling and reduce waste. From a report: The government wants to ban the sale of single-use plastics from July 3, 2021, and to ban the free distribution of these items from the start of 2023, according to a bill distributed to journalists. It's due to approve the legislation at its weekly cabinet meet...
Tags: Tech, Spain, Pedro Sanchez


A new Java-based ransomware targets Windows and Linux

Security researchers have discovered a new kind of ransomware that uses a little-known Java file format to make it more difficult to detect before it detonates its file-encrypting payload. Consulting giant KPMG’s incident response unit was called in to run the recovery effort at an unnamed European educational institute hit by a ransomware attack. BlackBerry’s security research unit, which partners with KPMG, analyzed the malware and published its findings Thursday. BlackBerry’s researchers said...
Tags: Tech, Fbi, Kpmg, Eric Milam, Claudiu Teodorescu


Nielsen finds connected TV viewing remains higher than pre-COVID-19 levels, despite lockdowns lifting

The significant increases in TV watching and streaming services that were seen during the COVID-19 lockdowns in the U.S. may represent the new normal, new data from Nielsen suggests. During the height of the lockdowns, the weekly time spent watching connected TVs grew alongside overall media use, rising by over a billion hours in the passing weeks. But now that government restrictions and shelter-in-place orders are lifting, connected TV usage continues to remain well above pre-COVID-19 normals,...
Tags: TV, Television, Media, Tech, Streaming, Nielsen, Cord Cutting, CTV


Cowboy releases updated e-bike with new carbon belt

Electric-bike maker Cowboy has released a new iteration of its bike, the Cowboy 3. It’s a relatively small update that should make the experience better for newcomers. The first orders will be delivered at the end of July and the Cowboy 3 is now slightly more expensive at €2,290 or £1,990 ($2,500). The bike still looks a lot like the Cowboy 2 that I reviewed last year. It has a triangle-shaped aluminum frame with integrated pill-shaped lights. The handlebar is still perfectly straight like on...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gadgets, Cowboy, Tech, Bike, Electric Bike, e-Bike, Gogoro Eeyo


CES Will Be Held In-person in Las Vegas Next Year

The group behind CES plans to hold the enormous tech convention in person in Las Vegas next January, despite concerns that the coronavirus pandemic may still be a threat. The Consumer Technology Association has announced that it intends to give exhibitors a way to showcase their products "both physically in Las Vegas and digitally." From a report: The stakes are high for CES. It's one of the largest conventions held each year in Las Vegas, responsible for bringing a huge number of visitors to th...
Tags: Tech, Ces, Las Vegas, Consumer Technology Association


Global smartphone shipments set to drop 12% in 2020

Another troubling report for the smartphone industry this week. This time the numbers come from IDC, which puts shipments at an 11.9% year-over-year decline for 2020. The number reflects a steep drop off in Q1, followed by what what will likely be continued struggles for companies to regain footing. In fact, the report goes on to note that the first quarter’s figures represent the sharpest y-o-y drop in the history of its reporting. That’s bad enough news, right? Well, things aren’t getting ...
Tags: Hardware, Tech, Smartphones, States, Idc, Ryan Reith, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Growing Importance of Tech is Top Trend in Legal, But Few Feel Prepared for It, Wolters Kluwer Survey Finds

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. is out today with its second-annual Future Ready Lawyer Survey Report, and its findings underscore the increasing importance of technology in the legal industry, with 76% of legal professionals in the U.S. and Europe saying that is the top trend. At the same time, however, only 28% of legal professionals indicated that their firm or organization is very prepared for it. The survey also reveals a disconnect around technology between law firms and their corpo...
Tags: Europe, Law, Uncategorized, Tech, Hungary, Wolters Kluwer, Dean Sonderegger, Sonderegger, Wolters Kluwer Legal Regulatory U S, Markus Hartung, Bucerius Center, Bucerius Law School Hamburg, Jeroen Zweers, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, Noun, Ken Crutchfield


Anti-Racism Sites Hit By Wave of Cyberattacks

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: Cyber-attacks against anti-racism organizations shot up in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a leading provider of protection services says. Cloudflare, which blocks attacks designed to knock websites offline, says advocacy groups in general saw attacks increase 1,120-fold. Mr Floyd's death, in police custody, has sparked nationwide civil unrest in the US. Government and military websites also saw a notable increase in attacks. Cloudflare sa...
Tags: US, Tech, Bbc, Cloudflare, Floyd, George Floyd


The Sonos Arc is an outstanding soundbar, on its own or with friends

Sonos has been releasing new hardware at a remarkably consistent and frequent pace the past couple of years, and what’s even more impressive is that these new releases are consistently excellent performers. The new Sonos Arc soundbar definitely fits that pattern, delivering the company’s best ever home theater sound device with performance that should convert even diehard 5.1 traditionalists. Basics The Sonos Arc is a soundbar that’s designed to integrate wirelessly with your Sonos home ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Tech, Speaker, Lg, Oled, Playbar, Sonos, Hdmi, Alexa, Airplay


Unpacking ZoomInfo’s IPO as the firm starts to trade

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. The ZoomInfo IPO slipped through our fingers in the last news cycle, so we’re going to catch up. Founded in 2000, the company has had a somewhat complicated history. ZoomInfo raised a Series A in 2004, according to Crunchbase data, but that’s where its funding history stops. The firm, a SaaS operation that provides information on business people, later sold itself to private ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Washington, Ipo, Tech, Private Equity, OPCO, Holdco, Market Analysis, Great Hill Partners, ZoomInfo, Extra Crunch, ZoomInfo Technologies Inc, ZoomInfo IPO, ZoomInfo HoldCo


Searchable.ai nabs additional $4M seed to continue building AI-driven search

Searchable.ai is an early-stage startup in the alpha phase of testing its initial product, but it has an idea compelling enough to attract investment, even during a pandemic. Today the company announced an additional $4 million in seed capital to continue building its AI-driven search solution. Susquehanna International Group and Omicron Media co-led the round with participation by Defy Partners, NextView Ventures and a group of unnamed angel investors. Today’s investment comes on top of the $2 ...
Tags: Startups, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Search, Artificial Intelligence, Alexa, Enterprise Search, Shin, Nextview Ventures, Brian Shin, Susquehanna International Group, Conversational Search, Searchable.ai, Omicron Media co


Bird Is Scrapping Thousands of Electric Scooters In the Middle East

Hot on the heels of Uber scrapping thousands of e-bikes and e-scooters, Bird is taking similar action. The micromobility company is reportedly disposing of thousands of e-scooters in the Middle East and shutting down its operations in the majority of the region as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. CNBC reports: The e-scooters being scrapped belong to Circ, which was acquired by Bird for an undisclosed sum in January. There are between 8,000 and 10,000 Circ scooters across cities in Qatar, Ba...
Tags: Tech, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Bird, Cnbc, Qatar Bahrain, CIRC, Circ fleet, CNBC Bird, Tel Aviv During


Workshops, pitches and the shortlist of Europe’s hottest startups in The Europas Awards

Well the votes from the public and the judges are in and we can finally reveal the shortlist for The Europas Awards 2020 to find the hottest European tech startups! The entries were sorted and sifted by journalists to compile an editorially-driven ‘long list’ of some of Europe’s most exciting startups and investors. The list is below, plus information on the premium virtual workshops being held into key categories in the awards. The winners will be announced at the online awards ceremony on th...
Tags: TC, Europe, Tech, Fintech, Chris, Healthtech, London UK, Greg Jackson, Robyn Scott, Ben Brabyn, Mark Lazar, Shona Ghosh, Octopus Energy, Memo Smart Company Cnet, Claire Dobson, Pathfounder Sessions


Fitbit gains FDA authorization for its low-cost emergency ventilator

Fitbit has secured an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Fitbit Flow emergency ventilator. The ventilator hardware is low-cost, and doesn’t require very much training or expertise to use, making it a good solution for deployment in scenarios where healthcare systems are overwhelmed by resource strain stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fitbit ventilator is based on the MIT E-Vent system, as well as specs provided by the UK govern...
Tags: Health, TC, UK, Hardware, Medicine, Tech, Mit, United Kingdom, Fda, Fitbit, UK Government, U S Food and Drug Administration FDA, EUA, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


Nanox, maker of a low-cost scanning service to replace X-rays, expands Series B to $51M

A lot of the attention in medical technology today has been focused on tools and innovations that might help the world better fight the COVID-19 global health pandemic. Today comes news of another startup that is taking on some funding for a disruptive innovation that has the potential to make both COVID-19 as well as other kinds of clinical assessments more accessible. Nanox, a startup out of Israel that has developed a small, low-cost scanning system and “medical screening as a service” to rep...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Asia, Europe, Hardware, Enterprise, Funding, Israel, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Fujifilm, Norway, Foxconn, SK Telecom, Australia New Zealand


Amazon reportedly considering $2 billion stake in Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel

Amazon .com may follow its American peer Facebook’s footsteps in securing a slice of India’s booming telecom market. The e-commerce giant, which has invested over $6.5 billion in India, is in early-stage talks to buy a 5% stake worth at least $2 billion in Bharti Airtel, the third-largest telecom operator in India, according to unnamed sources cited by Reuters. Amazon’s interest in Bharti Airtel comes as Google is said to be in separate talks to buy stake in Vodafone Idea, the second larges...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, Microsoft, India, Tech, Amazon.com, Vodafone, Airtel, Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Reuters Amazon, Google Cloud, Big Tech


Anti-phishing startup Inky raises $20M to ramp up enterprise adoption

Anti-phishing startup Inky has raised $20 million in its Series B round of funding, led by Insight Partners . The funding will help the company push for greater enterprise adoption and expand to international markets including Europe, Asia and Latin America. Inky started out a decade ago with a bold mission to reinvent email with its desktop app focused on helping users better organize and filter their inboxes. The company pivoted away from its email improvement efforts in 2018 to focus on ...
Tags: Security, Verizon, Asia, Europe, Crime, Email, Tech, Cybercrime, Information Technology, Machine Learning, Cross-site Scripting, Social Engineering, Phishing, Latin America, Identity Theft, Series B


New USBCulprit Espionage Tool Steals Data From Air-Gapped Computers

A Chinese threat actor has developed new capabilities to target air-gapped systems in an attempt to exfiltrate sensitive data for espionage, according to a newly published research by Kaspersky yesterday. The APT, known as Cycldek, Goblin Panda, or Conimes, employs an extensive toolset for lateral movement and information stealing in victim networks, including previously unreported custom [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, Kaspersky, Ravie Lakshmanan


UK launches yet another vehicle-to-grid charging trial — but only for 100 Nissan drivers

Powering your home using the energy stored in your electric vehicle (vehicle-to-grid) isn’t commonplace yet, but it could be if trials are successful. Speaking of which, a UK power distribution firm, that manages the energy grid across West England and Wales, has just launched a V2G trial and is giving away free smart chargers to Nissan EV drivers to test its platform, but there’s a catch. [Read: The future of electric motorbikes according to post-war inspired BMW concept art] In an announcement...
Tags: Startups, UK, Wales, Cars, Tech, World, Bmw, Nissan, Shift, West England


Australian Researchers Set Record For Carbon Dioxide Capture

Researchers from Monash University and the CSIRO have set a record for carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) using technology that resembles a sponge filled with tiny magnets. Phys.Org reports: Using a Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) nanocomposite that can be regenerated with remarkable speed and low energy cost, researchers have developed sponge-like technology that can capture carbon dioxide from a number of sources, even directly from air. The magnetic sponge is used to remove carbon dioxi...
Tags: Tech, CCS, CSIRO, CPT, Monash University