Saturday, October 24, 2020

The block clock tick-tocks on TikTok – TechCrunch

In less than three months and notwithstanding intervention, TikTok will be effectively banned in the U.S. unless an American company steps in to save it, after the Trump administration declared...

Security bugs let these car hackers remotely control a Mercedes-Benz – TechCrunch

Few could ever forget back in 2015 when security researchers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek remotely killed a Jeep’s engine on a highway with a Wired reporter at the wheel. Since...

COVID-19 vaccine trials from the University of Oxford and Wuhan both show early positive...

There are more promising signs from ongoing efforts to develop a vaccine that’s effective in preventing COVID-19: Two early trials, one from the University of Oxford, and one from a...

India smartphone shipments slashed in half in Q2 2020 – TechCrunch

Even the world’s second largest smartphone market isn’t immune to COVID-19. Smartphone shipments in India fell 48% in the second quarter compared with the same period a year ago, the most...

What India’s TikTok ban means for China – TechCrunch

For more than a decade, China has limited how foreign tech firms that operate inside its borders do business. The world’s largest internet market has used its Great Firewall to...

After grinding investigation, Luckin Coffee confirms $300 million revenue fraud – TechCrunch

Luckin Coffee’s drips and drops of news the past few weeks — including a boardroom feud that is pitting the company’s chairman against a special investigation committee looking into...

Apple adds a dedicated biking feature to Maps in iOS 14 – TechCrunch

Apple’s newest version of iOS is bringing a host of new features to Maps, including a dedicated cycling option that will optimize paths for bicyclists and even let users...

Brazilian state records more COVID-19 deaths than China

The Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has overtaken China when it comes to the number of deaths from the novel coronavirus. According to data released by Brazil’s health ministry on Saturday,...

Tesla resurrects long-range RWD Model 3 for the Chinese market – TechCrunch

Tesla is now producing and selling the long-range rear-wheel-drive version of its Model 3 electric vehicle at its Shanghai factory, a month after receiving approval from the Chinese government. The...

Coronavirus: Tobacco, waterpipe use increases risk of severe COVID-19 infection

People who have cardiovascular and respiratory conditions caused by tobacco or waterpipe use are at a higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms, the World Health Organisation has said. WHO Eastern...

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