Deal: Amazon’s new Fire HD 8 tablet is just $60 (save $30)

Credit: Amazon Amazon’s Fire tablets are among the best value for money tablets around, even though Google support isn’t available out of the box. The Fire HD 8 is one of the latest entries in this range, and it packs a ton of value for money at $89.99. Fortunately, Amazon is going even further by …

Search engine startup asks users to be the customer, not the product

Enlarge / Neeva doesn’t even have a logo yet, let alone any useful screenshots—so enjoy this remixed version of a 1940s coin-operated toilet cover dispenser instead. (credit: Cade Jackson Campbell / Jim Salter) In November 2017, Sridhar Ramaswamy—the head of Google’s $95 billion advertising arm—left the company after a scandal concerning advertisements for major corporations …

iPhone 12 video recording may support 4K at 240fps, up from 60fps in iPhone 11

A new video from Filip Koroy aka EverythingApplePro suggests that at least some iPhone 12 models may support new video recording modes: 4K at 120fps and 4K at 240fps. With the iPhone 11 Pro, 4K video recording is limited to 60fps, with 240fps only available in 1080p. Support for the hi-res slow-motion formats was found …

After Safari boosts HTTPS protections, other browsers follow Apple’s example

Back in February, Apple announced plans to boost HTTPS protections in Safari, with effect from September 1 this year. A new report today notes that other browsers are now following Apple’s example – but it’s not without controversy … more… The post After Safari boosts HTTPS protections, other browsers follow Apple’s example appeared first on …

Google adds local COVID-19 news coverage to its Google News app in pilot test

Google is piloting a new way to bring local news about the COVID-19 pandemic to its Google News application. In partnership with regional news publications in select cities across the U.S., the Google News app will now offer a dedicated section in select markets detailing critical information like community reopening timelines, business updates, school openings, …

Trump suspended from Twitch, as Reddit bans the ‘The_Donald’ and additional subreddits

Two big new pieces of news today from the ongoing battle between social media and politics. Both Twitch and Reddit have made moves against political content, citing violations of terms of service. Twitch confirmed today that it has temporarily suspended the president’s account. “Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch,” a spokesperson for the streaming …

One week only: score 4th of July discounts on Disrupt 2020 passes

Here’s a 4th of July event that doesn’t require a mask or social distancing. This week only you can save an extra $50 when you buy Disrupt Digital Pro passes or a Disrupt Digital Startup Alley Package for Disrupt 2020. Buy the pass or package you want and save $50 at checkout when you use …

How $20 billion health care behemoth Blue Shield of California sees startups

In the two years since Jeff Semenchuk took the reins in the newly created position of chief innovation officer for Blue Shield of California, the nonprofit health insurer with $20 billion in revenues has stepped up its investments in startup companies. As one of California’s largest insurance providers with more than four million members, Blue …

Blackbaud’s cloud for ‘social good’ serves customers that work against human rights

Blackbaud offers enterprise tools ostensibly in a campaign to support social good, but the company also provides services to far-right organizations the Heritage Foundation and the Center for Security Policy, TechCrunch has discovered. Blackbaud describes itself as “the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good,” and collects revenues in the hundreds of millions of …

Apple VP Kevin Lynch talks Apple Watch sleep tracking, focus on ‘helpful and empowering’ data

Apple Watch will add support for native sleep tracking with watchOS 7, tying it together with new features like Wind Down on iPhone and iOS 14. In new interviews following WWDC, Apple VP of technologies Kevin Lynch offered more details on the strategy behind the company’s implementation of sleep tracking with Apple Watch. more… The …