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James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board, cites 'disagreements' with editorial coverage

James Murdoch resigns from News Corp board, cites 'disagreements' with editorial coverage

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsJames Murdoch resigned from the board of directors on Friday.Murdoch's resignation is effective immediately, according to the company, and decreases the board's size to 10 members. "My resignation is due to disagreements over certain editorial content published by the Company's news outlets and certain other strategic decisions," Murdoch said in announcing his decision.James is the son of Rupert Murdoch, the former CEO and chairman of News Corp and the current executive chairman. His brother, Lachlan Murdoch, is co-chairman of the board.James Murdoch did not...

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MacBook Pro with Apple's new processor expected later this year, top Apple analyst says

MacBook Pro with Apple's new processor expected later this year, top Apple analyst says

Keep Me Logged InKey Points Top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said predicted on Friday that the company will launch a new MacBook Pro with its in-house chips in the fourth quarter.Apple in June that it will to Apple-made processors. It currently uses its own chips for iPhones and iPads but has been using Intel processors for its computers for 15 years. CEO Tim Cook said at the conference that Apple will ship the first Macs with its own chips by the end of this year and that it will complete its transition in about two years. The company has not yet said which computers will be among the first...

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Microsoft is permanently closing its retail stores

Microsoft is permanently closing its retail stores

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsMicrosoft announces it will permanently close all its retail stores on Friday close its 83 . It will instead focus on its online store at Microsoft.com, where customers can go for support, sales, training and more.Microsoft said its retail team members will help on the website instead of in-store. A Microsoft spokesperson told CNBC that all the employees will have the opportunity to stay with the company. "Our sales have grown online as our product portfolio has evolved to largely digital offerings, and our talented team has proven success serving customers beyond...

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Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant have been updated to express support for Black Lives Matter

Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, Google Assistant have been updated to express support for Black Lives Matter

Keep Me Logged InKey Points, and  recently updated their smart voice assistants. They now explain the Black Lives Matter movement when asked "Do black lives matter?" and also provide updated responses to "Do all lives matter?" It shows how tech companies need to quickly update their technology to align with world events. Voice assistants need to be able to understand nuance and properly respond to a question now and in the future. Separately, during the spread of coronavirus, for example, Google, Amazon and Apple updated their voice assistants to .People have taken notice of the changes...

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Apple unveils a new, cheaper iPhone into a market vastly changed by coronavirus

Apple unveils a new, cheaper iPhone into a market vastly changed by coronavirus

Keep Me Logged InKey Points just announced a new, cheaper iPhone model, marking the first time it has launched a new phone without one of its glitzy in-person events as most of the country remains under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.The new, second-generation iPhone SE carries the same name as the original iPhone SE that launched in 2016. It costs $399, and preorders begin on Friday, and arrives by April 24.The phone is launching at a difficult time for Apple as it faces an environment where millions have lost their jobs due to the health crisis and production delays that have...

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Facebook spent $23.4 million in 2019 on Mark Zuckerberg's security and private air travel

Facebook spent $23.4 million in 2019 on Mark Zuckerberg's security and private air travel

Keep Me Logged InKey Points spent more than $23 million on security and private air travel for CEO Mark Zuckerberg in 2019, according to a . That's up from  and $9.1 million Facebook spent in 2017. Zuckerberg's annual salary remains $1.The funds include "approximately $10,463,717" for "costs related to personal security for Zuckerberg at his home and during his personal travel."It also includes an additional $10 million required to protect him and his family. For comparison, Facebook spent $9.95 million on private security in 2018 and $7.5 million in 2017.The filing also shows Zuckerberg...

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A student created a computer program that tells you when an Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods delivery slot opens up

A student created a computer program that tells you when an Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods delivery slot opens up

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsWith most of the U.S. locked down at home and many people afraid to risk their health with a visit to the grocery store, it's become almost impossible to find a delivery window for groceries. Services such as Fresh, Whole Foods delivery, Instacart and others usually let you choose a window for delivery. But with demand so high, the slots are almost impossible to find.That's a problem for people who are afraid to go out to grocery stores.So , a computer science minor at Georgetown University,  that automatically notifies you when an Amazon Fresh or Whole Foods...

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Bill Gates leaves Microsoft board

Bill Gates leaves Microsoft board

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsBill Gates steps down from Microsoft board that Bill Gates is leaving the board, effective Friday. Gates is also stepping down from his position on the board of ."I have made the decision to step down from both of the public boards on which I serve – Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway – to dedicate more time to philanthropic priorities including global health and development, education, and my increasing engagement in tackling climate change," Gates . "The leadership at the Berkshire companies and Microsoft has never been stronger, so the time is right to take this...

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Apple says it's now OK to use disinfectant wipes to clean your iPhone

Apple says it's now OK to use disinfectant wipes to clean your iPhone

Keep Me Logged InKey PointsHow to clean germ-ridden smartphones amid coronavirus concernsApple has that say it's OK to use disinfectant wipes to clean your iPhone and other Apple gadgets.Previously, Apple's site advised against using cleaning products because they can sometimes damage the special coating on screens that helps prevent fingerprints.The change comes as more people look to keep their hands and phones free of germs, particularly as the ."Using a 70 percent isopropyl alcohol wipe or  disinfecting wipes, you may gently wipe the hard, nonporous surfaces of your Apple product, such...

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NYPD demands that Google's Waze app stop revealing DWI checkpoints

NYPD demands that Google's Waze app stop revealing DWI checkpoints

Keep Me Logged In|The City of New York Police Department recently sent a letter to demanding that its navigation app Waze stop showing drivers where the city's DWI checkpoints are located.Waze is popular among motorists because it lets drivers alert one another about obstacles, traffic, speed traps and more. While this can be great for learning about road closures and other useful information, it often thwarts the law's ability to catch speeders, or, as the NYPD says, drunk drivers."We demand that Google LLC, upon receipt of this letter, immediately remove this function from the Waze...

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