WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton left Facebook in 2017 to start a non-profit. Turns out that non-profit involves another messaging app: Signal. In a blog post, Signal chief Moxie Marlinspike has announced the launch of Signal Foundation, a 501(c)(3) n…
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It's no secret that bots flooded the FCC with comments supporting its plans to kill net neutrality. But just how many comments were fraudulent? All too many, according to data scientist Jeff Kao. He recently conducted a study that used natural langua…
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Two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the FCC has approved a measure providing up to $ 77 million to restore networks there and in the US Virgin Islands. It said that as of yesterday, 88 percent of cell sites were still down in Puert…
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Last year, executives of Alphabet's life science arm, Verily, discussed a project aimed at controlling invasive mosquito populations, the results of which are now going into effect. To combat the mosquito species that carries viruses like Zika and de…
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LeEco is going out with a bang, not a whimper. After trying and failing to acquire Vizio, the company started tumbling downhill in the financial department pretty quickly. We’ve seen desperate financing attempts, layoffs, and all kinds of other moves that paint a pretty clear picture that LeEco is in deep trouble. To make matters […]
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In 2009, Viacom, Lionsgate and MGM joined forces to launch a premium movie channel called Epix, with Emil Rensing as its Chief Digital Officer. Turns out hiring Rensing was a bad move: according to the Justice Department, he has just pleaded guilty t…
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The app’s listing on Google Play gives us an idea of how many phones have been sold. It was October 2016 when the Google Pixel was released, and eight months later the phone’s official launcher has eclipsed at least 1 million installs. A tip given to Droid Life by one Pixel owner shows the Play […]
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Google Photos is one of the best new services that’s come out of the search giant, and it just keeps gaining steam. At today’s I/O 2017 keynote, Google announced that Photos has hit an incredible 500 million monthly users, and they’re rolling out a handful of new features to try and build that number up […]
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Google Duo has seen some high praise, unlike its counterpart Allo. The numbers really show how people have flocked to Duo, too. As of today, Duo on the Play Store is showing a whopping 50 million downloads. Of course, it’s worth keeping in mind that 50 million downloads doesn’t necessarily mean 50 million active users; […]
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A Chinese court has ordered Samsung to pay up $ 11.6 million in a patent dispute with Huawei. It’s not all good news for Huawei, however, which originally requested a hefty $ 12.7 billion.
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Instagram now has 400 million daily active users. The photo-sharing app’s unabated growth has seen it add an extra 100 million new daily users to its already impressive tally in just over seven months.
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In its end-of-year wrap-up, T-Mobile announced it covers 313 million people in the U.S. That figure is just shy of Verizon’s, but it shows the strides T-Mobile made in the last half-decade or so.
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Weak smartphone sales drove LG’s mobile division to a sixth straight quarter of declining profits. The company is pursuing a restructuring effort as it ramps up production of profitable midrange and low-end handsets.
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In the years since it established a new identification system, a new report from published by Georgetown Law shows the FBI has apparently compiled a facial recognition database of roughly 117 million American adults.
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Today is World Teachers’ Day and Google is marking the event with a new hashtag – #ItTakesATeacher. The idea is to build excitement and interest around teachers who have inspired students by sharing stories of how that happened. This will all lead up to another Education on Air event on December 3rd. Until then, Google […]
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In the continuing saga of Apple vs. VirnetX, Reuters reports that a federal jury in the Eastern District of Texas has ruled in favor of VirnetX, ordering Apple to pay $ 302.4 million in damages. This particular case has been going on since 2010, and i…
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Last night’s debate marked the largest political live stream of all time and was one of the biggest live streams in YouTube history. This record-breaking political stream garnered nearly 2 million live concurrent viewers and 3 million live watch hours across the six news organizations that streamed the debate on YouTube.
To put these numbers into context, we took a look at 2012 debate viewership on YouTube. Compared to 2012, last night’s debate had 14x larger live viewership, 5x higher watch time, and 4x more peak concurrent viewers. And views on all debate-related videos exceeded 88 million.
Of course YouTube is a global community and people in the U.S. weren’t the only ones watching. Here are the top five countries, in descending order, outside of the U.S. that tuned in live:
Up next we’ll see you live from the vice presidential debate on Tuesday, October 4.
Kurt Wilms, Product Lead, Live Streaming at YouTube, recently watched “Fastest Skateboarder Ever!“
Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab says it’s identified a malware-infected Android app called “Guide for Pokémon Go” that it believes has been downloaded more than half a million times by fans of the hit smartphone game.
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A new Android vulnerability dubbed “Quadrooter” is perhaps the broadest ever. It affects more than 900 million devices containing widely distributed hardware by chipmaker Qualcomm.
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This 4K action camera is tiny but boasts up to four hours of battery life. Add in a motion sensor, a depth rating to nearly 200 feet and a 16-megapixel sensor and it’s easy to see why the Mokacam now has over a million dollars in crowdfunding.
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Georgia resident Douglas Lynch filed a class-action lawsuit against Motorola, with the lawsuit asking for $ 5 million in damages. Lynch argues the company’s customer service egregiously mishandled a claim he made regarding his Moto 360.
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In 2016, 14.0 million Apple Watches will be shipped around the world, good for nearly half of the market. Android Wear smartwatches will follow with 6.1 million units, or 21.4 percent of the market.
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Samsung will manufacture 17.2 million Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones by the end of April, according to Korean news outlet ETNews.
Samsung has had a lot of success with its Galaxy S lineup, particularly with the GS6 and GS6 Edge. Combined, they sold a total of 15.8 million units within their first three months of sale. Samsung is anticipating even better results this year, especially with the raving response received for the upcoming Galaxy S7 Edge.
Another problem Samsung experienced last year was that the Galaxy S6 Edge was always in short supply because of a 4:1 ratio (one Edge for every four Galaxy S6’s manufactured). This time around Samsung has reportedly moved to a 6:4 ratio to hopefully keep up with the demand this time around.
Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge at its Unpacked event on February 21, just a day before Mobile World Congress began in Barcelona.
Currently, both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are up for pre-order at all the major carriers, slating both handsets for a March 11 launch.
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A “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” characterized by unprecedented “developments in genetics, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing, and biotechnology,” may soon be upon us, replacing five million jobs by 2020.
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Chinese mobile giant Xiaomi has missed its sales target for 2015 by 10 million units, but still managed a 14 percent growth in sales. While it is not a bad sign, it is much smaller than the massive surge in popular Xiaomi noticed in 2014.
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Earlier this month, Apple won a protracted patent battle with Samsung that ended with the Korean device manufacturer coughing up $ 548 million into the iPhone maker’s coffers. Now Apple is asking a U.S. court to force Samsung to pay an additional $ 180 million.
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In 2015, about 80 million wearble devices will be shipped around the world, and in 2016 this figure will rise 44.4 percent to 111.1 million units. Smartwatches will drive much of this increase, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC).
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Chinese brand LeTv has announced another new phone. The Le 1s is an all-metal device with a surprisingly high specification, but it’ll be sold at a low price. The company still intends to launch in the U.S., but is keeping quiet on when that will happen.
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An unnamed group of hackers have claimed the $ 1 million prize for hacking iOS 9 using sophisticated techniques, after the bounty was offered by security company Zerodium last month. The company plans to sell the hack to its customers.
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AT&T hopes the program will teach students how to be more productive with mobile learning. Teachers will be able to share content with their students easier and hassle free. Its new ‘Text to help’ will give answers to questions students may have, when applying to different colleges and universities. The program will also give students hands-on time with people in career fields they might be interested in. This will all be run by a new online platform designed specifically for students and faculty. AT&T is strongly committed to creating a better tomorrow. Here are all the details on AT&T’s new program.
AT&T Kicks Off School Year with More Than $ 20 Million Investment in Students and Teachers
Funding to Support Education organizations in California
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T is kick starting the 2015-2016 school year with $ 20 million in contributions to education organizations through its AT&T Aspire program. Students and teachers in California, and more than 25 other states, will benefit. This back to school investment is just one of the ways that AT&T is using the power of its network to build a better tomorrow.
“As students head back to school, we want to make sure we’re doing our part to help them succeed,” said Nicole Anderson, Executive Director of Philanthropy, AT&T Services, Inc. “We’re collaborating with organizations that help students of all ages access mobile learning, mentors and the skills they need to hit the ground running beginning this fall and well into their futures.”
Nationwide, AT&T is supporting innovative organizations that are helping students by:
- Mobilizing Learning: Enables students to learn wherever they are – at school, at home or anywhere in between. AT&T is supporting organizations that use mobile technology to provide new educational content and academic support. These organizations include Curriki, where teachers can create and share content, and the Get Schooled “Text to Help” program that helps answer students’ questions about applying to and paying for college.
- Powering Career Skills: AT&T is also funding organizations that help students find future careers and get hands-on work experience. Some of these organizations include Roadtrip Nation, Jobs for America’s Graduates and Urban Alliance. Programs likeCode.org and Black Girls CODE help students develop computer science and coding skills.
- Making Connections: AT&T is also connecting mentors with students through secure online platforms working with organizations like We Teach Science and iCouldBe. In addition, organizations like Communities In Schools and Junior Achievement will provide face to face mentoring opportunities.
Through AT&T Aspire, AT&T drives innovation in education to promote student success in school and beyond. By investing in new tools and solutions that leverage our unique technologies and capabilities, AT&T helps personalize and mobilize learning for students of all ages and backgrounds.
About Philanthropy and Social Innovation at AT&T
AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its community initiatives, AT&T has a long history of investing in projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; or address community needs. In 2014, nearly $ 127 million was contributed or directed through corporate-, employee-, social investment- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs. AT&T Aspire is AT&T’s signature education initiative that drives innovation in education by bringing diverse resources to bear on the issue including funding, technology, employee volunteerism, and mentoring.
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A recent study from two environmental scientists suggests the industrial chemical PFOA, a component used in the manufacturing of Teflon, is a much more serious contaminant than previously thought.
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In a statement posted on its official blog, Rovio announced that the brand new sequel to its incredibly popular Angry Birds title has surpassed 30,000,000 downloads in just two weeks, making it one of the company’s most successful games in its 12-year career.
Rovio claims that about one-third of all Angry Birds 2 downloads come from China alone, which perfectly coincides with the reality that a new generation of mobile gamers is brewing in the region. Seeing as there are more than 700,000,000 smartphone users in China, this is a huge growth potential for the franchise.
Angry Birds 2 includes a plethora of new levels, characters and tournaments for us to enjoy. You can see it in action in the gameplay video below:
If you like the look of Angry Birds 2 and would like to install it on your Android-powered smartphone or tablet to see if its just as addictive as its predecessor, hit the download link below.
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