Time: After Anonymous Promises Retribution for George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Police Website Shows Signs It Was Hacked

June 01, 2020 at 04:07AM The Minneapolis Police Department’s website has shown signs of a hack since late Saturday, days after a video purported to be from the hacktivist group Anonymous promised retribution for the death of George Floyd during an arrest. Websites for the police department and the city of Minneapolis were temporarily inaccessibleContinue reading “Time: After Anonymous Promises Retribution for George Floyd’s Death, Minneapolis Police Website Shows Signs It Was Hacked”

Time: Twitter Flags President Trump’s Tweet About Shooting Minneapolis Looters for ‘Glorifying Violence’

May 29, 2020 at 09:12AM Twitter, which this week earned U.S. President Donald Trump’s ire by posting fact-check notices next to some of his tweets, has put up a rule-violation notice on one of his most recent missives. Saying that the president’s comments about protests in Minneapolis glorified violence and were thus against its rules,Continue reading “Time: Twitter Flags President Trump’s Tweet About Shooting Minneapolis Looters for ‘Glorifying Violence’”

Time: Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Protections for Social Media Companies Amid Escalating War With Twitter

May 28, 2020 at 09:56PM (WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump escalated his war on social media companies, signing an executive order Thursday challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet. Still, the move appears to be more about politics than substance, as the president aims to rallyContinue reading “Time: Trump Signs Executive Order Targeting Protections for Social Media Companies Amid Escalating War With Twitter”

Time: Yes, Your iPad Can Replace Your Desktop or Laptop. Here Are 5 Things to Know First

May 28, 2020 at 02:28PM Apple’s latest souped-up iPads, along with accessories like the Magic Keyboard and software enhancements in iPadOS, have turned the company’s tablets into bona-fide desktop and laptop replacements. But if you really want to use your iPad as your primary computing device, there are a few things you should keep inContinue reading “Time: Yes, Your iPad Can Replace Your Desktop or Laptop. Here Are 5 Things to Know First”

Time: ‘We Will Strongly Regulate, or Close Them Down.’ Trump Threatens to Shutter Social Media Platforms After Twitter Fact-Checks Him

May 27, 2020 at 02:57PM (Washington D.C.) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened social media companies with new regulations or even shuttering a day after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets. The president can’t unilaterally regulate or close the companies, which would require action by Congress or the Federal Communications Commission.Continue reading “Time: ‘We Will Strongly Regulate, or Close Them Down.’ Trump Threatens to Shutter Social Media Platforms After Twitter Fact-Checks Him”

Time: In a First, Twitter Adds ‘Unsubstantiated’ Warning to 2 of President Trump’s Tweets

May 27, 2020 at 01:33AM President Trump started off his Tuesday as he does most days, with a series of tweets, the content of which many often find counterfactual. And for the first time, the social media company responded in a new way. On Tuesday morning, the President declared in a pair of tweets thatContinue reading “Time: In a First, Twitter Adds ‘Unsubstantiated’ Warning to 2 of President Trump’s Tweets”

Time: Apple and Google Release Smartphone Technology to Notify People of Possible Coronavirus Exposure

May 20, 2020 at 07:09PM Apple and Google on Wednesday released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. The companies said 22 countries and several U.S. states are already planning to build voluntary phone apps using their software. It relies on Bluetooth wireless technology to detectContinue reading “Time: Apple and Google Release Smartphone Technology to Notify People of Possible Coronavirus Exposure”

Time: 3 Stress-Free Ways to Share Your TV or Computer With Your Quarantine Companions

May 18, 2020 at 10:08PM Thanks to COVID-19, many people are spending a lot more time inside with their fellow housemates, be they spouses, children, or just friends they’re splitting the rent with. That also means more sharing, both of the chores and of the TV. But just because you’re all stuck inside with oneContinue reading “Time: 3 Stress-Free Ways to Share Your TV or Computer With Your Quarantine Companions”

Time: ‘It’s a Race to the Bottom.’ The Coronavirus is Cutting Into Gig Worker Incomes as the Newly Jobless Flood Apps

May 15, 2020 at 01:05PM For years, Jennell Lévêque has been getting up early and swiping through her phone in the hope that Amazon Flex would drop some shifts for delivery drivers and that she’d be quick enough to nab one. But since the COVID-19 pandemic, even with six apps open for various delivery platforms,Continue reading “Time: ‘It’s a Race to the Bottom.’ The Coronavirus is Cutting Into Gig Worker Incomes as the Newly Jobless Flood Apps”

Time: Taiwanese Chipmaker Plans to Build $12 Billion Factory in Arizona

May 15, 2020 at 08:41AM Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing plans to spend $12 billion building a chip plant in Arizona, a decision designed to allay U.S. national security concerns and shift more high-tech manufacturing to America. TSMC said Friday it will start construction of its next major fabrication facility in 2021, to be completed by 2024.Continue reading “Time: Taiwanese Chipmaker Plans to Build $12 Billion Factory in Arizona”

Time: Facebook to Pay Content Moderators $52M for Psychological Damages

May 12, 2020 at 11:56PM Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to its content moderators whose job has them viewing graphic and disturbing posts and videos on its platforms. In a 2018 lawsuit, third-party contractors for the company said that Facebook failed to properly protect them against severe psychological and other injuries that canContinue reading “Time: Facebook to Pay Content Moderators $52M for Psychological Damages”

Time: Microsoft’s Pint-Sized Surface Go 2 Is a Deceptively Cheap Budget Laptop

May 11, 2020 at 06:54PM Microsoft’s done a good job when it comes to reclaiming its position as a contender in personal computers. What was once missing from its line of Surface notebooks, its creation-focused Surface Studio, and its tablet-adjacent Surface Pro convertible notebooks, was a more budget-friendly version, solved by the introduction of theContinue reading “Time: Microsoft’s Pint-Sized Surface Go 2 Is a Deceptively Cheap Budget Laptop”

Time: Video Chat Is Helping Us Stay Connected in Lockdown. But the Tech Was Once a ‘Spectacular Flop’

May 11, 2020 at 06:00PM What reporters witnessed in a New York City auditorium on April 7, 1927 was a fundamentally startling notion: seeing someone speak—from hundreds of miles away—in real time. When then-Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover appeared on screen from Washington, D.C., he declared that “human genius has now destroyed the impediment of distanceContinue reading “Time: Video Chat Is Helping Us Stay Connected in Lockdown. But the Tech Was Once a ‘Spectacular Flop’”

Time: Google’s Slick Pixel Buds Finally Give Android Users the AirPods They Deserve

May 06, 2020 at 08:13PM When it comes to headphones, especially truly wireless versions, it’s hard to top those made by a certain Cupertino-based company named after a popular fruit. But that doesn’t stop competitors from trying. Google’s own attempt to recreate the magic that is the Apple AirPods is here, and it’s safe toContinue reading “Time: Google’s Slick Pixel Buds Finally Give Android Users the AirPods They Deserve”

Time: Video Games Are a Great Way to Pass the Time and Keep You Connected. Here’s How to Get Started

May 05, 2020 at 05:12PM For the millions of people largely stuck indoors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, finding ways to pass the time is half the battle. But what to do if you’ve binge-watched all the shows on your list, got sick of doing puzzles and you can’t stomach yet another classic sports rebroadcast? VideoContinue reading “Time: Video Games Are a Great Way to Pass the Time and Keep You Connected. Here’s How to Get Started”

Time: Apple’s iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard Are a Good Start — But I Can’t Wait for the Next Version

May 04, 2020 at 03:18AM Let’s just get this out of the way: the latest iPad Pro is still the best tablet you can buy, made even better by its improved camera and updated processor. Period. That being said, the newest addition to its list of Apple-made accessories, the $299-and-up Magic Keyboard, serves as bothContinue reading “Time: Apple’s iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard Are a Good Start — But I Can’t Wait for the Next Version”

Time: Apple Is Making it Way Easier to Unlock Your iPhone While Wearing a Mask

April 30, 2020 at 07:02PM If you’ve been having trouble unlocking your pesky iPhone while wearing a mask, you’re not alone. As many of us are wearing facial coverings while out of the house to curb the spread of COVID-19, it’s proving difficult to use the Face ID unlocking feature in newer iPhones, like theContinue reading “Time: Apple Is Making it Way Easier to Unlock Your iPhone While Wearing a Mask”

Time: Scammers Could Be After Your Stimulus Check. Here’s How to Avoid Them

April 27, 2020 at 05:10PM For scammers, confusion and desperation can make even the most careful people vulnerable to their schemes. And when it comes to the government’s stimulus payments, both are in ample supply. As part of an effort to keep the economy afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) isContinue reading “Time: Scammers Could Be After Your Stimulus Check. Here’s How to Avoid Them”

Time: Facebook Is Taking On Zoom With a 50-Person Video Chat Feature

April 24, 2020 at 07:47PM (Bloomberg) — Facebook is launching a new group video chat product meant to capitalize on a world now stuck indoors and offer an alternative to services that have exploded in popularity in recent months, like Zoom. Messenger Rooms, a feature that will be available on Facebook’s core social network andContinue reading “Time: Facebook Is Taking On Zoom With a 50-Person Video Chat Feature”

Time: Volunteers Are Collecting Tablets for COVID-19 Patients So They Don’t Have to Suffer Alone

April 24, 2020 at 04:23PM One text message made Sara Rodell realize how lucky she was to hold a smartphone in her hands. It arrived in late March, from a friend trying to collect tablets for New York City nurses. She heard that nurses were trying to facilitate video calls for their patients, most ofContinue reading “Time: Volunteers Are Collecting Tablets for COVID-19 Patients So They Don’t Have to Suffer Alone”

Time: Working Out at Home? Here’s the Smartest Exercise Gear You Can Use

April 23, 2020 at 10:04PM Stuck indoors thanks to the COVID-19 outbreak? That doesn’t mean you necessarily have to embrace your inner sloth. Instead, it’s a good idea to find ways to stay active, especially for the physical and mental health benefits of exercise. For home workout equipment that can really make sure each sessionContinue reading “Time: Working Out at Home? Here’s the Smartest Exercise Gear You Can Use”

Time: I’m Gaming My Way Through Quarantine — and That’s Nothing to Feel Guilty About

April 23, 2020 at 03:28PM I’m a big reader. I love fiction and non-fiction, I love paper books, audiobooks, e-books, comic books, whatever. And I live near a world-class library for easy access to all of the above. But since the COVID-19 pandemic changed everyone’s lives, I’m struggling to get lost in their worlds. WhileContinue reading “Time: I’m Gaming My Way Through Quarantine — and That’s Nothing to Feel Guilty About”

Time: Don’t Feel Bad if Your Kids Are Gaming More Than Ever. In Fact, Why Not Join Them?

April 22, 2020 at 04:42PM I’ve been thinking an awful lot about the 1989 Detroit Pistons over the past few days. Rick Mahorn, the starting power forward, can’t make a goddamn layup. Neither can Dennis Rodman. Isaiah Thomas is missing too many shots. Do I have anyone on my team who can stop Michael Jordan,Continue reading “Time: Don’t Feel Bad if Your Kids Are Gaming More Than Ever. In Fact, Why Not Join Them?”