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White House withdraws FCC commissioner renomination

The Trump administration has changed its tune about backing what was supposed to be Mike O’Rielly’s third term as an FCC Commissioner. According to Reuters and Bloomberg, the White House…

Highlights of the day: Apple keen to build iPhone China ecosystem

Apple seems to be looking to build a supply chain consisting of China-based makers for iPhones specifically for the Chinese market. Chinese maker Luxshare has already taken manufacturing plants in China from Taiwan’s Wistron. Luxshare and another Chinese company, Lens Technology, are reportedly also looking to buy metal chassis plants from Taiwanese firms, as they seek to expand their presence in the iPhone ecosystem with approval from Apple. The US vendor has already disclosed that its 5G iPhone will come later than usual, and Digitimes Research estimate that global 5G smartphone shipments will reach more than 250 million units in 2020. Digitimes Research also expects global server shipments to shrink 5.6% sequentially in third-quarter 2020 as demand decelerates.

TikTok’s US fate to be decided by 15 September

President Donald Trump has further confirmed that TikTok must sell its US operations by 15 September or risk a ban – though there is no clue as to how a…

Cyber insurance: The moral quandary of paying criminals who stole your data

Australia’s Emergence Insurance might still be in the startup phase, but it’s already helped clients pay hefty ransomware invoices to get everything back.

Advanced features trickle down to the new budget Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV

The E-M10 Mark IV is a $700 camera bests its predecessor with an upgraded sensor, stabilization, and focus. Source / Digital Trends

Twitter expects a fine of up to $250 million over privacy violations

The FTC has been investigating Twitter over the use of personal data for ad targeting since October last year, the social network itself revealed in a filing with the Securities…

Seth Meyers slams White House’s ‘evil and stupid’ reason for ditching its coronavirus testing plan

The U.S. now accounts for almost a quarter of all coronavirus deaths around the world, with the country’s testing capabilities still woefully ill-equipped to handle the pandemic. Now Vanity Fair…

The Best Gaming Deals for July 2020: Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One

Whether you already game or are looking to get into gaming, we have some gaming deals to help with boredom. Source / Digital Trends

Get over 50 hours of training in machine learning for under £30

TL;DR: The Machine Learning Master Class bundle is on sale for £29.85 as of August 4, saving you 91% on list price. Thanks to developing artificial intelligence technologies, computer are…

Hantop develops ultrasonic machining module

Hantop Intelligence Tech has developed ultrasonic machining module for CNC processing of various composite materials, according to company founder and CTO Michael Chen.

City of Vincent turns to automation to handle misinformation and hateful trolls

Through machine learning, compliance issues such as hate speech are automatically flagged for review and account owners are alerted to compromised credentials.

Twitter ‘rate limit’ messages are due to an error, not your bad tweets

If you’re one of the many people seeing some weirdness with, the apps or Tweetdeck right now, it’s not just you. We’ve seen those “rate limit exceeded” messages too,…

Google smart speakers secretly updated to listen for more than wake words

Google Home smart speakers, the company dryly warns in a note buried deep on a support page, can “incorrectly” record their users even when they haven’t first said an activating…

Twitter expecting FTC fine of up to $250M for alleged privacy violations

Twitter could be fined a hefty amount over alleged privacy violations Source / Digital Trends

Fortnite is adding cars this week – CNET

The Joy Ride update will hit Wednesday. Source / CNET

TCL’s next 6 Series TV has a THX-certified gaming mode

TCL has collaborated with THX on the next edition of its 6 Series TV with a Certified Game Mode, continuing the company’s recent foray into gaming technology. Both companies say…

Ahead of US election, Google bans ads linking to hacked political content

New Google Ads policy to enter into effect on September 1, 2020.

LEGO Super Mushroom Surprise Expansion Set: free w/ $40 LEGO Super Mario purchase – CNET

LEGO Super Mushroom Surprise Expansion Set: free w/ $40 LEGO Super Mario purchase Source / CNET

4 things I love about the Pixel 4A, and 1 thing I don’t

There’s only one problem with Google’s incredibly cheap new Pixel Source / Digital Trends

Dish buys Ting Mobile to expand its wireless business

Dish is adding another piece to its small but growing wireless business. On Monday, the company announced a deal to acquire the customer base of mobile virtual network operator (MVNO)…

Google’s $450 million ADT investment proves it’s serious about home security

The deal aims to create the ‘next generation of smart home security offerings’ Source / Digital Trends

With TikTok under attack, Snapchat tests in-snap music

Thanks to a perfectly timed new deal, Snap execs must be whistling a happy tune. Snap announced Monday that it’s testing a new tool that lets users put their snaps…

Back to school: Best tech gear for the remote student

Now that distance learning has become the new norm, students worldwide need to make sure they have the right equipment to be able to study effectively from home.

Swagtron Swagger 5 Foldable Electric Scooter for $218 + free shipping – CNET

Swagtron Swagger 5 Foldable Electric Scooter for $218 Source / CNET

Zelda Breath of the Wild recipe accidentally added into author’s novel – CNET

A Reddit user spots the unique ingredients in John Boyne’s historical drama novel. Source / CNET

Impossible Burger continues its rapid expansion with Publix

Impossible Foods announced today that its plant-based Impossible Burger will now be available at more than 1,200 Publix stores. Publix is primarily located in Florida, Georgia and much of the…

Watch SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule ferry NASA astronauts back to Earth

Back at the end of May, SpaceX became the first private company to launch NASA astronauts into space. Now, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are back home. Read more……

What you need in order to build an outdoor movie theater

From budget-friendly to big-budget, these are the very best options for your own outdoor movie theater setup. Source / Digital Trends

Google Pixel 4a price and deals: How much does the Pixel 4a cost?

Google’s latest Pixel 4a has been announced and it’s available for pre-order in the US already – see the latest prices in our widget below.  In the US, Pixel 4a…

Best Google Pixel 4A cases 2020: Protect your pure Android phone

It may have taken longer than anyone initially expected, but it’s finally here – the Google Pixel 4A is in people’s hands. Or, it’s in reviewers’ hands at least, since…