Microsoft back in the smartphone business with…

Microsoft is back to selling smartphones for the first time since it abandoned its mobile business more than four years ago

How to Break Free From 'Doom-Scrolling'

How to Break Free From 'Doom-Scrolling'. According to experts, , while "it might seem counterintuitive that we are hooked by bad news," . "our brains have actually evolved to pay more attention to negative news — and remember it longer — because it has a direct linkage to our survival.”. Doom-scrolling is an automatic behavior, where you lose the sense of time and you’re not consciously choosing to continue, Anne McLaughlin, Professor North Carolina State University, via 'The Washington Post'. Added to this, , with the infinite scroll “technology has become more addictive [by design],” by "playing on our primitive emotions — fear and outrage.". Becoming more conscious of how your technology hooks you can be key in helping you to break free of the doom-scrolling cycle. If you know what these platforms are offering to you and how the recommendation system works on the back end, then you can be a lot more critical and actively search for information, Sun Joo Ahn, Games and Virtual Environments UofG, via 'The Washington Post. The following tips for becoming more critical can be implemented immediately. Change your screen display to gray scale. Start clicking on different topics that interest you in order to retrain your algorithm. . Install screen-time limiting apps. Set timers to let yourself know when to put the screen down. Set your alarm to a favorite song to help keep you motivated

Uber, Lyft Threaten to Stop Service in Calif.

Uber and Lyft are threatening to halt service in California over an order requiring to start treating drivers like employees instead of contractors and provide benefits including sick pay. The order was issued Monday by a San Francisco Superior Court judge who granted a request from California Attorney General Xavier...

Sumner Redstone, who built media empire including…

Sumner Redstone, who built a media empire from his family’s drive-in movie chain, has died

Tim Cook Enters the 'Three-Comma Club'

Don't think of Tim Cook as obscenely rich? Well, he is Apple's CEO, and he's now in the billionaire's club. That's according to a Bloomberg News analysis of his compensation and years of Apple stock awards that pay out gradually. His 847,969 shares (about 0.02% of the company...

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'Street Fighter' Producer Yoshinori Ono Quits…

'Street Fighter' Producer Yoshinori Ono Quits Capcom. While the sixth game hasn't been officially confirmed, it's said to be in the early stages of development. . The next installment in the franchise is rumored for a 2022 release. Ono has said he can't wait to see how the "new 'Street Fighter' brand" is "going to be expanded.". I've been with the 'Street Fighter' brand for a long time, experiencing good times, bad times and even non-existent times, Yoshinori Ono, via statement. My heart is filled with appreciation to those players who've been giving warm and kind support on the brand especially little over the past decade or so as all the activities on the 'Street Fighter' brand regained sunshine and grew its liveliness, Yoshinori Ono, via statement. And now, after serving almost 30 years at Capcom, I am leaving the company in this summer. This means that I will resign my position as the brand manager for Capcom's various titles including 'Street Fighter.', Yoshinori Ono, via statement. Capcom staff in the new generation will continue taking care of the 'Street Fighter' brand and leading the World Warriors. , Yoshinori Ono, via statement. And, I do believe that they will continue making 'Street Fighter' extraordinary. I will look forward to seeing the new 'Street Fighter' brand and how it's going to be expanded, as just one of the regular gamers next time around, Yoshinori Ono, via statement

OpenIgloo Gives Renters an Inside Scoop to…

OpenIgloo CEO, Allia Mohamed, talks about what the app offers people seeking apartments in New York City. Users can look up data often more difficult to find such as a building's garbage disposal practices or landlord history.

3 killed in southern India in clashes over…

Police say at least three people have died in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru when police clashed with hundreds of Muslims who attacked a police station and set fire to vehicles during a protest over a Facebook post considered offensive to Islam

Nintendo Profits Soar More Than 400%

Nintendo Profits Soar More Than 400%. The gaming giant posted its earnings on Thursday, revealing $1.37 billion in operating profit for the second quarter of 2020. Nintendo's sales have also doubled since this time last year, raking in about $3.4 billion. The Nintendo Switch and its popular game, 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons,' continue to drive sales amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The company sold about 5.7 million Switch's and 10.6 million copies of 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' from April through June. 22.4 million copies of the game have been sold overall, making it Nintendo's second best-selling game of all time after 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.'. Nintendo plans to release new games this fall, including 'Pikmin 3 Deluxe' and new content for Pokémon enthusiasts

After Video Yanked, Trump Sees Bias at Facebook…

A day after Twitter and Facebook removed a Trump campaign video from their platforms, the president renewed his accusations of bias at social media companies. In an interview with Geraldo Rivera on Rivera's radio show, Trump said that "of course" he was being censored, reports Bloomberg . “They’re doing anybody, on...

Women say they will fight sexism, 'ugly' attacks…

Before Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris his running mate, women’s groups were readying a campaign of their own: shutting down sexist coverage and disinformation about a vice presidential nominee they say is headed for months of false smears and “brutal” attacks from internet haters

Twitter Hack Suspect's Hearing ZoomBombed

An online hearing for the teen accused of masterminding last month's massive Twitter hack was delayed Wednesday—by hackers. The Tampa judge briefly suspended the hearing for 17-year-old Graham Clark after "ZoomBombers" posing as CNN and BBC reporters played loud rap music and displayed pornographic images, WFLA reports. After the...

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Twitter Advises Android Users to Update App to…

Twitter Advises Android Users to Update App to Stop Hackers From Accessing Private Info . Twitter made the announcement via blog post. We recently discovered and fixed a vulnerability in Twitter for Android related to an underlying Android OS security issue affecting OS versions 8 and 9. Our understanding is 96% of people using Twitter for Android already have an Android security patch installed that protects them from this vulnerability. , Twitter, via blog post. For the other 4%, this vulnerability could allow an attacker, through a malicious app installed on your device, to access private Twitter data on your device (like Direct Messages) by working around Android system permissions that protect against this, Twitter, via blog post. To keep your Twitter data safe, please update to the latest version of Twitter for Android on all Android devices that you use to access Twitter. This issue did not impact Twitter for iOS or Twitter.com, Twitter, via blog post. The announcement comes just days after hackers viewed the private messages of 36 accounts

Concert Industry Still Reeling From…

In-person concerts and live shows continue to be on standby amid the coronavirus pandemic but for people working in the industry, the reality is that they need work. Cheddar's Michelle Castillo takes a look into avenues artists and workers are taking as live events remain on hold.

'America's Got Talent' tops ratings, loses Cowell…

“America’s Got Talent” topped the ratings last week but faces the absence of Simon Cowell, who was seriously injured in an electric bicycle accident

World's Fastest Supercomputer Joins the Fight…

World's Fastest Supercomputer Joins the Fight Against COVID-19 Japan's Fugaku supercomputer recently surpassed a U.S. IBM machine as the world's fasted computer. Now, it's being used to help tackle the global health crisis. Satoshi Matsuoka, head of Riken Center for Computational Science, commented about the computer's capabilities. Satoshi Matsuoka, via statement Fugaku is already being used to develop a better understanding of how coronavirus can be halted in specific environments such as office spaces. Researchers hope it will help to identify potential treatments for the disease in 2021. Fugaku is able to carry out 2.8 times more calculations per second than the IBM computer known as Summit.

Instagram Launches 'Uncannily Similar' TikTok…

Instagram has launched its own rival to TikTok—days after President Trump gave TikTok's owners a deadline either sell its US operations to a US firm or have the app shut down. The new feature, Reels, is part of Instagram instead of a standalone app, but it strongly resembles TikTok...

Tesla boosts turbocharged stock with plan for…

Tesla will split its stock for the first time in its history so more investors can afford to buy a stake in the electric car pioneer following a meteoric rise in its market value

Weekslong Dispute Ends With Rapper Banned From…

Rapper Talib Kweli has been kicked off Twitter for allegedly harassing a woman over a period of weeks. The Guardian reports that the rapper's dispute with Maya Moody started July 9, when she responded to a tweet containing a list of Black rappers, including Kweli, who are married to Black...

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Adobe Officially Confirms the End of Flash Player

Adobe Officially Confirms the End of Flash Player In 2017, the computer software company announced it would cease to produce updates for the Flash Player. Now, Adobe has confirmed that the flash player will no longer be supported after December 31. Adobe, via statement Adobe gave three years' notice to Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft so they could "migrate existing Flash content as needed to new, open standards."

Corporate Diversity Must Include Leadership Roles…

Corporate America continues to be spotlighted when it comes to a lack of diversity in leadership roles, particularly when it comes women and people of color. Ad Exec and founder of Black Health & Wealth, Brian Lee, talks steps companies can take to be more inclusive in their hiring -- outside of entry level roles.