Technology News for Thursday 16th June 2022

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Jun 16th 2022

1. Nothing phone (1): 10 things we know about the phone so far


Here's what we know about the Nothing phone (1) ahead of launch. · Semi-transparent design · Illuminating back panel · Flat, metallic sides and buttons · No 3.5mm jack · No Alert Slider · Dual camera setup on the back · Power button, volume buttons on opposite ...

2. Brain data startup Rune Labs gets FDA clearance for Apple Watch-based Parkinson's tracker

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Rune Labs, a precision neurology company in San Francisco, announced that its StrivePD software ecosystem for Parkinson's disease has been granted 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin using the Apple Watch to collect ...

3. Firefly Aerospace co-founder Tom Markusic is out as CEO


The leadership switch up comes just four months after private equity firm AE Industrial Partners (AEI) bought out Ukranian firm Noosphere Venture Partners' significant stake in the company, an indication that Firefly's new majority owners may have a ...

4. Samsung launches Samsung Wallet to help you store your cards, digital keys, IDs and more

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The company says Samsung Wallet combines Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass into one secure platform. The mobile wallet was first teased at the manufacturer's Unpacked event earlier this year. Starting today, Galaxy users in the United ...

5. Ferrari electric cars to be 40% of brand sales by 2030


Mix of propulsion technologies will see Ferrari offer battery electric, hybrid and e-fuel combustion cars ... Almost half of all Ferraris sold will be purely electric by the end of the decade - and four in five will be electrified in some way, the company ...

6. Meet Ana, Krafton's virtual human who's going to get her own story arc


Krafton has unveiled its first images of Ana, the South Korean gaming company's virtual human that's “powered by hyperrealism, rigging, and deep learning”. The company said that Ana has been designed to “engage a global audience and help establish ...

7. Is Xbox's 'Starfield' Procedurally Generated? Yes, No, Both, It's Complicated


Easily the most ear-catching part of Bethesda's recent presentation on Starfield, their upcoming Xbox exclusive, was that it would have 100 star systems and 1,000 planets to explore. Before that, the game already looked like it was borrowing heavily ...

8. Apple iPhone 14 series likely to get biggest selfie camera upgrade in years

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With the WWDC 2022 event over, Apple Inc is all set to launch its iPhone 14 series in India and markets. As per expectations, Apple will unveil its next generation iPhones likely in September this year, which may be called -- iPhone14.

9. What is the Hertzbleed computer chip hack and should you be worried?


Hertzbleed is a new attack that takes advantage of a power-saving feature common to modern computer chips in order to steal sensitive data. It has been demonstrated in the lab and could be used by hackers in the wild. Most chips use a technique called ...

10. Users beware: Apps are using a loophole in privacy law to track kids' phones


Washington Post technology columnist Geoffrey Fowler says smartphones and apps are harvesting our personal data — and that of our kids — on a scale that would shock most users. By the time a child is 13, he writes, online advertising firms have ...

11. Users beware: Apps are using a loophole in privacy law to track kids' phones


This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies, in for Terry Gross, who's off this week. Our guest, Geoffrey Fowler, is a technology columnist for The Washington Post who has a habit of revealing things about our computers and smartphones that make us squirm.

12. Musk Says He Wants One Billion Users on Twitter: Live Updates

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In a video chat with Twitter employees, he fielded questions about remote work, layoffs and his plans for the company as his $44 billion acquisition moves ahead. Give this article. Image. Mr. Musk was supposed to meet with Twitter employees after ...

13. Microsoft Defender launches on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android

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Microsoft Defender will be available for Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers today, and the features will vary by platform. On iOS and iPadOS, for example, there's no antivirus protection, and the app offers some web phishing protections instead ...

14. Discord gets autonomous moderation tool to fight spam and slurs


AutoMod is designed to scan servers for select words and phrases and can then automatically dole out responses like blocking messages, alerting admins, and timing out offending users. The feature has been available to a “small ...

15. Everything we know about Overwatch 2


In a 35-minute video today, Blizzard showed off the biggest update on the game yet. And, as a part of this Overwatch 2-palooza, The Verge was able to talk to the game's developers about what all the news means for fans.

16. Ferrari to Make 80% Hybrid and Full-Electric Range by 2030


MILAN (AP) — Italian luxury sportscar maker Ferrari on Thursday outlined an electrification strategy that calls for 40% full-electric vehicles and 40% hybrid models by 2030. CEO Benedetto Vigna confirmed ...

17. Elon Musk tells Twitter staff harassment will drive people from service

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But the town hall appeared unlikely to have assuaged their concerns. After the townhall, the company's Slack message boards were filled with expressions of shock and disappointment, according to descriptions of the messages from Twitter employees.