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Record labels sue another ISP, demanding mass disconnections of Internet users

Frontier sued amid concerns that ISPs will have to disconnect "innocent" users. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Artur Debat) The major record labels yesterday filed another lawsuit demanding that an Internet service provider terminate many mor.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaJun 9th, 2021

GlobalWafers posts record 2Q21 profit

Silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers has reported net profits increased 16.4% on year and about 47% sequentially to a record high of NT$3.95 billion (US$141.5 million) in the second quarter of 2021. EPS for the quarter came to NT$9.09......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News1 hr. 25 min. ago

Shareholders sue Activision Blizzard for withholding harassment info

Complaint: "False and misleading statements" led to "artificially inflated" stock. Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson | Getty Images) In a proposed class-action lawsuit, Activision Blizzard shareholders argue that they were "economically damaged".....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News6 hr. 25 min. ago

Daily Crunch: For $20/month, crime alert app Citizen will connect users with live ‘safety agents’

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day a.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 52 min. ago

WhatsApp photos and videos can now disappear after a single viewing

WhatsApp said that it would soon let users send disappearing photos and videos and this week the feature will be rolling out to everybody. Anyone using the Facebook-owned messaging app can share a photo or video in “view once” mode, allow.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News6 hr. 52 min. ago

Google Will Kill Off Very Old Versions of Android Next Month

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Google has started emailing users of very old Android devices to tell them it's time to say goodbye. Starting September 27, devices running Android 2.3.7 and lower will no longer be able to log i.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 25 min. ago

Samsung loses top European phone vendor crown to Xiaomi

According to Strategy Analytics, Xiaomi shipped a record 12.7 million smartphone units in Europe during the second quarter, giving it a market share of 25.3%. Second-place Samsung, meanwhile, managed 12 million shipments for a 24% share......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated News7 hr. 52 min. ago

Anonymous Snapchat-connected app Sendit surges with 3.5M installs after Snap suspends YOLO and LMK

In May of this year, Snap suspended two Snapchat-integrated apps that allowed users to send anonymous messages, Yolo and LMK, following a lawsuit filed on behalf of a mother whose son died by suicide after being bullied through messages on the apps f.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 52 min. ago

Discord now lets you customize your user profile on its apps

For mobile users, Discord is adding one new feature that you’d find on a more traditional social app. The company rolled out an option for users to customize their profiles across its iOS and Android apps Tuesday, following the feature’s.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 52 min. ago

Spotify Plus might give free users unlimited track skipping for $1 per month

Spotify appears to be testing out a new paid plan that would give listeners direct access to songs and unlimited track skipping for just a buck a month......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News7 hr. 53 min. ago

Facebook Users Are Buying Oculus VR Headsets To Get Customer Service Prioritization

Some Facebook users are so desperate to retrieve their hacked accounts that they're buying Oculus VR headsets to get prioritized by customer service. NPR reports: When Marsala got hacked, she tried dialing Facebook's headquarters in Silicon Valley. B.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News9 hr. 25 min. ago

Google will kill off very old versions of Android next month

Google's tighter login security means Android 2.3.7 and lower will lose functionality. Enlarge / Delicious gingerbread Android cookies. Google has started emailing users of very old Android devices to tell them it's time to say goodbye. Sta.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News10 hr. 25 min. ago

When ant colonies get bigger, new foraging behavior emerges

Millions of army ants occasionally stream out of their nest in a coordinated hunting swarm, seeking prey to devour. How this extraordinary mass raiding behavior evolved has long been a mystery, until now......»»

Category: topSource:  informationweekRelated News10 hr. 52 min. ago

Users banned from social platforms shown to go elsewhere with increased toxicity

Users banned from social platforms go elsewhere with increased toxicity, according to a new study featuring researchers from Binghamton University, State University of New York......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News12 hr. 24 min. ago

What does the Alexa yellow ring color mean?

Your Echo device has an LED indicator to provide all sorts of useful Alexa information. Let's take a look at what the common yellow ring light means for users!.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 25 min. ago

New WireGuardNT shatters throughput ceilings on Windows

Adventurous users can try the new implementation now by adding a registry key. Enlarge / Forget bendable mobile phones, we're holding out for working mobile phone plushies. (credit: Carol Yepes via Getty Images) The WireGuard VPN project annou.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

The Push For a "PBS For the Internet"

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Axios: The concept of a new media ecosystem that's non-profit, publicly funded and tech-infused is drawing interest in policy circles as a way to shift the power dynamics in today's information wars. Revamping.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Zoom to pay $85M for lying about encryption and sending data to Facebook and Google

Zoom users to get $15 or $25 each in proposed settlement of class-action lawsuit. Enlarge / Technical preview of Zoom's end-to-end encryption, made available months after Zoom was caught lying to users about how it encrypts video calls. (credit:.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

A higher-yield fuel catalyst

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed a new catalyst for converting ethanol into C3+ olefins—the chemical building blocks for renewable jet fuel and diesel—that pushes the amount produced to a record-high 88%, a more than 10%.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

New York City"s hidden old-growth forests

In the popular imagination, New York City is a mass of soaring steel-frame skyscrapers. But many of the city's 1 million buildings are not that modern. Behind their brick-and-mortar facades, its numerous 19th- and early 20th-century warehouses, comme.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

The Ascent is missing Nvidia RTX and DLSS features on Game Pass, but not on Steam"s version

Neon Giant's debut title, The Ascent, was met with frustration as Windows-based Microsoft Game Pass users realized their version of the game provided no RTX or DLSS support. While this lack of functionality does not render the game unplayable, it doe.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021