After Google, Qualcomm and Intel reportedly stops dealing with Huawei

After Google announced that it’s ceasing some business with Huawei, Bloomberg reported today that chipmakers like Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcom are stopping component supplies to the Chinese tech giant until further notice. This is a huge blow to the company’s future as a device maker. Google’s ban means that Huawei can’t use certain parts of Android, including Google Play services, Google Maps, and Gmail. But, it can still use open part of Android – aka Android Open Source Project (AOSP) – and make its phones work. However, with chipmakers banning trade with Huawei mean that it won’t get critical components like modems and… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read more coverage about: Google,Huawei,Intel Read more: thenextweb.com

Steam Link now lets you beam Steam games to your iOS devices

About a year ago, Valve announced that it was building an application called Steam Link. It’d let you play Steam games built for Mac/Windows/Linux on your iOS or Android devices through the magic of streaming, with a computer on your local network doing all the actual heavy lifting. Then Valve submitted it to the iOS App Store and… Apple rejected it. At the time, Valve said that Apple pinned the rejection on “business conflicts”. A year later, it seems said conflicts have finally been resolved. Steam Link for iOS just hit the App Store. Because there’s no way most PC games would be fun on a touchscreen, you’ll probably want a controller — Valve says that Made for iPhone-certified controllers …

Stop paying monthly fees for iCloud — get a lifetime of cloud storage with this deal

Real talk: storing your files exclusively on your phone or computer will only make them more susceptible to sudden disappearance. Whether it’s an accidental drop, theft, or a botched software update, your data can be wiped out faster than Thanos’ snap, and there’s usually no way to recover it. When your files are gone (including your once-in-a-lifetime photos), they’re gone forever. If you haven’t done so already, do yourself a favor and migrate your files to the cloud. And when we say cloud, we don’t mean Dropbox or iCloud where you have to fork over hundreds per year for paltry storage space. Instead, your storage woes can be one and done with Degoo Premium. In other words, you pay $49.99 …

11 Signs Your Upper Back Pain Is Serious Trouble

It may be your desk job Reader’s DigestThe One BIG Sign of Arthritis You Confuse with Other Back ProblemsYou may want to re-evaluate your back pain. Slouch much? “Upper back pain is most commonly from poor posture,” says Irene Tien, MD, emergency medicine physician with the Rowe Telemedicine Network. Sitting and staring at a computer “shortens chest muscles and pulls on the muscles in the upper back. A lot of people get a muscle spasm between the shoulder blades as a result,” she explains. Make sure your back pain isn’t also being caused by these everyday habits you have. The post 11 Signs Your Upper Back Pain Is Serious Trouble appeared first on Reader's Digest. Read more: rd.com

Apple’s new TV app is still terrible for actually watching TV on iPhones

Apple just released its updated Apple TV app today across iOS and tvOS — it’s a big deal for the company, laying the crucial groundwork for the company’s new TV strategy with direct-to-consumer subscriptions and Apple’s own upcoming Apple TV Plus video streaming service. So why does it still default to portrait mode for playing back video? There’s simply no way around it — actually watching video using Apple’s native TV app is just an appalling user experience. Here’s how it works: if you’re watching a video on the TV app — presumably, one that you bought or rented on iTunes, streamed through one of Apple’s native partner channels, like HBO or Showtime, or whatever the method for using Apple …

Horsehead Nebula Fly-through

Credit: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA); G. Bacon, T. Davis, L. Frattare, Z. Levay, and F. Summers (Viz 3D team, STScI); ESO. spacetelescope.org/videos/heic1307d/ This video shows a 3D visualisation of part of the sky in the constellation of Orion (The Hunter), showing the new infrared Hubble observations of the Horsehead Nebula (otherwise known as Barnard 33). This video presents a scientific visualisation of the Horsehead Nebula as seen in infrared light. The computer graphics model is intended to be scientifically reasonable, but not fully accurate. This new infrared image has been released to celebrate 23 years of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This video also uses ground-based observations from the European Southern Observatory’s Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope …

Internet Explorer exploit lets hackers steal your data even if you never use it

Finally stopped using Internet Explorer? Good! But, now it’s time to completely delete it from your computer, too. Security researcher John Page has discovered a new security flaw that allows hackers to steal Windows users’ data thanks to Internet Explorer. The craziest part: Windows users don’t ever even have to open the now-obsolete web browser for malicious actors to use the exploit. It just needs to exist on their computer. “Internet Explorer is vulnerable to XML External Entity attack if a user opens a specially crafted .MHT file locally,” writes Page. “This can allow remote attackers to potentially exfiltrate Local files and conduct remote reconnaissance on locally installed Program version information.” Read more… More about Microsoft, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Pc, and …

Justice Department charges Chinese hacking group for Anthem breach

On Thursday, the Justice Department charged a Chinese hacking group with carrying out one of the largest criminal hacks in United States health care history that resulted in 79 million people having their personal information stolen. In the four-count indictment cited by the Justice Department, officials allege Wang Fujie, 32, and another man referred to only as John Doe intruded US computer systems, including Anthem, a health insurance giant, and three other businesses between February 2014 and January 2015. “The defendants used sophisticated techniques to hack into the computer networks of the victim businesses without authorization,” and “then installed malware and tools on the compromised computer systems to further compromise the… Continue reading… Read more: theverge.com

Motorola came up with the best Android gestures: here’s how to use them

Google’s transition away from Android’s traditional three-button navigation toward the switch to gestures on the Pixel 3 was a little rough. Google seems to be figuring things out and improving the Pixel’s gestures for Android Q, but other companies have already come up with better approaches. Motorola has probably nailed it the best so far. The “one-button navigation” introduced with the Moto Z3 Play is also available on many of the company’s phones released since, including the new Moto G7, G7 Power, and G7 Play. You might not think there’s a good reason to make the move to gestures; it doesn’t necessarily add to the experience of using your device or make anything easier. But at least in Motorola’s case, …

Nike’s new app uses AR to measure your feet to sell you sneakers that fit

Nike is updating its app with a new augmented reality tool that will measure your feet so that it can sell you sneakers that actually fit (via Engadget). While this may seem like a frivolous use of AR technology, the idea is sound. Buying shoes online is difficult, mainly because you can’t try them on to see if they actually fit. Plus, brands lie about sizes, so you can never really be sure. For example, you may be a size 12 in one brand but a size 11 in another brand. Nike shoes, in particular, famously run small in most styles, making them extra hard to buy, even if you do happen to have a Brannock device handy to know …

Feds take down dark web index and news site Deep Dot Web

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has seized the dark web index and news site Deep Dot Web, according to a warning notice posted on the site. The site’s dark web site has also been taken down and replaced with a similar notice. People reportedly arrested in multiple countries The agency, according to the notice, seized the website with a warrant, working with computer crime investigators and European law enforcement. Two people in Israel were arrested in connection with the bust, according to local Israeli media, and authorities have also reportedly taken people in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Brazil into custody. The Times of Israel reports that the people are accused of taking commissions to send visitors to businesses… Continue …

Samsung CEO says Galaxy Fold release ‘will not be too late’

Samsung plans to announce a new release date for its stricken Galaxy Fold smartphone soon, according to The Korea Herald. Co-CEO DJ Koh, who is responsible for Samsung’s mobile business, told the newspaper that the company “has reviewed the defect caused from substances [that entered the device], and we will reach a conclusion today or tomorrow [on the launch].” That language suggests the company may have found a solution to the problem encountered by our own Dieter Bohn, whose Galaxy Fold review unit developed a bump under the screen after just a day of use. Samsung plans to improve the durability of the hinge’s exposed areas, according to the Herald, and will also reduce the gap between the screen’s bezels …

How to watch Facebook’s F8 developer conference

Facebook’s developer conference has become a strange affair. Each year in April, the social network convenes a gathering dedicated to its sprawling platform in San Jose, California, for the thousands of companies, creators, and programmers that depend on it. The conference typically includes announcements for new features coming to Facebook’s suite of apps, along with updates on its more experimental efforts in virtual and augmented reality and artificial intelligence. In recent years, the conference has been overshadowed by controversies related to data privacy, security, moderation, and other topics revolving around Facebook’s struggle to police its platform and reckon with its global influence. Last year, Facebook reportedly delayed… Continue reading… Read more: theverge.com

Sidestepping Apple: the third-party tinkerers fighting for your right to repair

Online repair communities are spreading repair knowledge online to place power back in the hands of consumers When Jessa Jones’s twin daughters flushed her iPhone 4S down the toilet, she decided that she was going to fix it herself. She took the toilet apart in her backyard, retrieved the device, and then searched online for how to make it turn on again. On DIY fix-it forums, she was informed that the first step was to replace the battery. She did this with relative ease, but the phone wouldn’t charge, which suggested that the water had also seeped into the phone’s motherboard. For most, this would mean giving up and going to the Apple store. But Jones was determined. She had …

Sex toy creator finally gets the CES award she was denied

The group behind the Consumer Electronics Show is returning an award it revoked from a women’s sex toy company earlier this year, which ignited a controversy around the industry’s inclusion of women and acceptance of sex tech. But for now, the show’s operator isn’t announcing broader changes that would actually allow sex toys to be exhibited and win awards in the future. A CES Innovation Award was initially presented to Lora DiCarlo for its Osé Robotic Massager ahead of the conference in January, honoring the device in the show’s robotics and drones category. But the show’s operator later revoked the award, saying that sex toys weren’t allowed. Lora DiCarlo’s ability to even exhibit at the show was revoked as well. …

This Hot Bod Pool Float Is So Weird and Funny, and We Absolutely Want One

From glittery Rosé bottles to avocados (with beach-ball pits!) to almost every animal shape under the sun, it seems that with every passing day pool floats get a little more extra. Which is great, because who doesn’t want to spend all Summer lounging on their favorite food or favorite animal? But then we spotted this hilarious, weird, and amazing hot bod pool float ($19), which is the Summer accessory we never knew we needed until right now. It turns out that a buff male torso is the perfect raft shape, and the ripples of the abs fit perfectly with the contours of the flotation device. Whether you’re heading to the beach, relaxing poolside, or just hanging out on your back …