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Yes Chrome is scanning your Windows PC, but it might be a bug

A few days ago Kelly Shortridge, a product manager at SecurityScorecard detected some unexpected behavior on her PC, as a honeypot Canarytoken reported being accessed by Chrome.exe. That's not what you'd expect from a web browser normally, except for one thing -- Google did add some antivirus-y …

BBC Admits to Faking Scene of Indigenous People In 'Human Planet' Documentary

The BBC admitted in a statement on Thursday that scenes from its 2011 documentary series, Human Planet, were staged by the doc’s creators. An episode …

Employees at $93 billion Qualcomm brace for layoffs after Apple sparks a boardroom battle — it’s straight out of ‘Game of Thrones’

Qualcomm, a chip manufacturer valued on the public markets at about $93 billion, is in a very strange fight for its life right now — and employees are worried that layoffs are not far off.<p>Broadcom, one of Qualcomm's chief rivals, has made several bids to buy the company. But the Qualcomm board has, …

Apple says iPhone 8 and X have ‘hardware updates’ that address battery issues

The iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X might not need to significantly slow down their processors as their batteries age to avoid random shutdowns — at least not in the noticeable way that the iPhone 6, 6S, 7, and SE did.<p>In a letter responding to questions from Senator John Thune (R-SD) that was released …

Biased FBI and DOJ Officials Broke The Law And Tried To Decide The Election - an Annotated Timeline

There can be no question, at this point, that certain higher ups in the FBI and the DOJ did not want Hillary to be indicted and did not want Donald Trump to become President. Those efforts were not entirely independent of each other.<p>Below is a timeline of events – abbreviated though it is – that …

Apple faces new accusations of harsh conditions in supply chain

Foxconn isn’t the only Apple supplier to be accused of having hazardous working conditions. According to a new report, manufacturer Catcher Technology Co. — which produces casings for iPhones and MacBooks — also promotes an unsafe work environment in its factories.<p>This includes getting employees to …

Apple product delays have more than doubled under Tim Cook’s watch, says WSJ analysis

Delays between Apple announcing a product and shipping it to customers have more than doubled under Tim Cook’s watch, according to a <i>WSJ</i> analysis.<p>Of the 70-plus new and updated products launched during Mr. Cook’s tenure, five had a delay between announcement and shipping of three months or more, and …

Silicon Valley's 'fasting' chemical drinks diet may soon arrive in Britain

It is the latest Silicon Valley trend - a chemically engineered drink that allows the body to achieve the fat-burning benefits of fasting without having to cut back on food.<p>Now, San Francisco start up HVMN, pronounced 'human', is planning on marketing its product in Britain next year.<p>The new drink, …

Silicon Valley

iPhone X Delivery Faster Than Santa? The Secrets From Apple's Nerve Center

If you ordered an iPhone X when pre-orders opened in October, or snagged one as a gift for Christmas, you may just have done three things: clicked, paid and waited. Even if your delivery date wasn’t as soon as you’d have wanted, it’s likely the due date would have been met, if not beaten. That’s …

Mobile Technology

Platform9 expands support for hybrid cloud Kubernetes deployments

Platform9 today announced expanded support for on-premises deployments of its Managed Kubernetes service. This makes it easier for customers to launch the popular container orchestration software on infrastructure that’s managed using VMware vSphere, Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV), and bare …

Apple Ranked as 'Clear Leader' in its Efforts to Source Conflict-Free Minerals From Supply Chain

Apple has been designated the "clear leader" in its methods of supporting a conflict-free minerals trade throughout its supply chain. The title was awarded to the company in a report published by the Enough Project, called the 2017 Conflict Minerals Company Rankings, in which Apple sits at the #1 …

Bloomberg: Apple lowered Face ID component specifications to make iPhone X easier to produce

<b>Update</b>: Apple has issued a statement refuting the claims made in the Bloomberg article. The statement says “Bloomberg’s claim that Apple has reduced the accuracy spec of Face ID is completely false.” Original story below.<p>The problems with the iPhone X production are very well documented by this …

Are Apple’s iPhone 8 Production Cuts a Red Flag, or Business as Usual?

I wrote about iPhone 8 sales a few weeks ago, as reports were beginning to infer that the device was performing poorly so close to its launch. There is more grist for the rumor mill this week, as there are reports that Apple has scaled back production by more half. On the surface, this move seems …

EU withheld a study that shows piracy doesn't hurt sales

In 2013, the European Commission ordered a €360,000 ($430,000) study on how piracy affects sales of music, books, movies and games in the EU. However, it never ended up showing it to the public except for one cherry-picked section. That's possibly because the study concluded that there was no …

Apple hedges bets on Toshiba, getting 20% stake in either Bain or Foxconn bids

In what’s beginning to feel like the world’s longest-running takeover battle, Foxconn has been pressing the case for its own bid for Toshiba’s chip division. It faces competition from two rival bids, from KKR and Bain Capital …<p>Apple now appears to be hedging its bets, participating in two of the …

Possible Apple antitrust complaint being investigated in China

China has confirmed that it is reviewing a possible antitrust complaint against Apple for allegedly abusing its market position in the country.<p>The complaint, from 28 Chinese developers, claims Apple charged excessive fees (the company’s usual 30 percent) and also removed apps from its App Store …

Scholar says Google criticism cost him job: 'People are waking up to its power'

Every second of every day Google processes over 40,000 search queries – that’s about 3.5bn questions a day or 1.2tn a year. But there’s one question that Google apparently doesn’t want answered: is Google a monopoly?<p>Barry Lynn, until this week a senior fellow at Washington thinktank the New America …

University of Chicago

Apple is reportedly investing $2.7 billion in LG Display to build OLED panels for future iPhones

The Cupertino company is allegedly going to pay the large sum in advance to secure up to 45,000 units from the Korean display maker, which will begin production of the panels in 2019.<p>Apple is reportedly planning to launch a special, tenth anniversary edition iPhone later this year (in addition to …

Four Apple contractors accuse Qualcomm of antitrust violations | Reuters

(Reuters) - iPhone chip supplier Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) faces a new set of antitrust allegations from a group of four companies that assemble the iPhone and other products on behalf of Apple Inc (AAPL.O).<p>One of many Qualcomm buildings is shown in San Diego, California November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Mike …

The Open Container Initiative launches version 1.0 of its container specs

It took a while, but the Open Container Initiative (OCI) today announced the launch of the 1.0 versions of both its container runtime and image specs for software container. The two-year-old open source foundation was established by Docker and other leaders in the container ecosystem to be the …

Analysts say supply chain evidence points towards 3-4 week delay for iPhone 8

A day after a report claimed that Apple is operating in a “panic” trying to make key iPhone 8 features ready for launch time, analysts today are predicting a delay for the device itself. As noted by CNBC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts released a report today claiming that the iPhone 8 will …

Qualcomm has the tech to put Touch ID in an iPhone display

Whether Apple will be able to deliver on the rumor that it will be embedding its Touch ID fingerprint sensor beneath the display of the iPhone 8 remains to be seen.<p>However, a new demo coming out of the currently-happening Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 demonstrates that it is indeed possible — …

Qualcomm continues its battle with Apple, and Microsoft lays off thousands

In this week's wrap-up, Qualcomm seeks to ban iPhones in the US due to a patent dispute. Meanwhile, Microsoft is cutting some of its sizable workforce.

Report: Apple suppliers failing to produce enough 3D NAND chips for iPhone 8, Apple adds Samsung into supply chain

Apple suppliers are apparently facing issues with production of the new storage chips destined for the 2017 iPhone series, the all-new-design iPhone 8 and the iterative iPhone 7s devices (which will look similar to the current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but with glass backs).<p>The Digitimes report …

Battle to Provide Chips for the AI Boom Heats Up - MIT Technology Review

Jensen Huang beamed out over a packed conference hall in San Jose, California, on Wednesday as he announced his company’s new chip aimed at …

Qualcomm sues four iPhone suppliers for ‘following Apple’s instructions not to pay royalties’

In a new move in the on-going dispute between Apple and Qualcomm, the chip supplier has sued four iPhone suppliers directly. Qualcomm has already filed a countersuit against Apple itself.<p>The mess began when the FTC accused Qualcomm of effectively giving itself a monopoly by saying that it would …

Actually, Steve Mnuchin, Robots Have Already Affected the U.S. Labor Market - MIT Technology Review

The idea that automation isn’t harming American jobs is plainly false, according to a newly published analysis of the impact of robots on the labor …

Porsche Singer Monaco

Singer Vehicle Design are dedicated to the passionate study, preservation and optimization of the iconic Porsche 911. The latest masterpiece to roll …

Jaguar E Type

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How-To: Quickly rename multiple files on your Mac using Finder

Renaming multiple files can be a tedious process when doing so manually, but the Finder in OS X can make it easier to rename a batch of files at once on your Mac. Instead of relying on a third party app, use this handy tip to quickly rename a batch of files without breaking a sweat.<p><b>Step 1:</b> Select …