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Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok…

President Donald Trump says he’s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that would see the popular video-sharing app TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart and form a U.S. company

Kamala Harris and Big Tech

When Kamala Harris was picked as Joe Biden's running mate, the move was welcomed by many in Silicon Valley. But 'Big Tech' is out of favor with many in Congress- as illustrated by this Summer's anti-trust hearings. Will this impact the Biden campaign? Expert analysis from Jennifer Stojkovic, Executive Director of SF.CITI, the tech trad Association of San Francisco, and Matt Klink, GOP Strategist.

Twins clinch 2nd straight playoff spot, beat…

Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sanó and Josh Donaldson homered as the Minnesota Twins clinched a second straight postseason berth with an 8-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs

Mark Zuckerberg Is Not a Fan of AR Glasses So Far

Mark Zuckerberg Is Not a Fan of AR Glasses So Far. Zuckerberg doesn't think any currently-released Augmented Reality glasses have been particularly "compelling" since they are either thick frames or resemble an "Apple Watch on your face.". But he's hopeful that another company will be able to succeed in projecting holograms into the world with a standard pair of glasses in the future. Speaking to The Verge at the Facebook Connect event, Zuckerberg gave his honest opinion of AR glasses. I really don't think that AR is going to be good until you get normal-looking glasses that can project holograms into the world. , Mark Zuckerberg, to The Verge. And now, glasses range from thin to pretty thick frames. , Mark Zuckerberg, to The Verge. I don't think we're anywhere near getting all the electronics that you would need to get into a thin frame. , Mark Zuckerberg, to The Verge. But the hope would be that you can get it into more normal-looking glasses in the first part of this decade or the first half of this decade, Mark Zuckerberg, to The Verge

Robert W. Gore, the inventor of Gore-Tex fabric…

The man whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex has died at age 83

Tips for Re-Opening of Gyms

Many gyms across the country are starting to re-open. Here are some tips to stay safe during a global pandemic.

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Trump to Block TikTok, WeChat App Downloads…

Trump to Block TikTok, WeChat App Downloads , Starting Sunday. The Trump administration's Commerce Department announced it would ban the apps on Friday. Business transactions on the apps, including payments and transfers, will be banned. Today’s actions prove once again that President Trump will do everything in his power to guarantee our national security .., Wilbur Ross, Commerce Secretary, via 'The New York Times'. ... and protect Americans from the threats of the Chinese Communist Party, Wilbur Ross, Commerce Secretary, via 'The New York Times'. More than 100 million people in the U.S. use the popular apps. For all practical purposes [WeChat] will be shut down in the U.S., but only in the U.S., as of midnight Monday, Wilbur Ross, Commerce Secretary, via 'The New York Times'. TikTok is currently in acquisition talks with American company Oracle. As to TikTok, the only real change as of Sunday night will be users won’t have access to improved updated apps, upgraded apps or maintenance, Wilbur Ross, Commerce Secretary, via 'The New York Times'

Virus measures targeted by protesters despite…

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in London’s Trafalgar Square while protesters in Tel Aviv waved signs on beaches as Israel entered a new lockdown Saturday

How to Prevent Snacking Mistakes

Just because a snack is healthy for you, doesn't mean you should over do it. Here are some tips to avoid snaking mistakes.

YouTube Begins Rollout of TikTok Rival YouTube…

YouTube Begins Rollout of TikTok Rival YouTube Shorts . YouTube Shorts has arrived in India. It is in the beta phase and comes as the Trump Administration decides whether it will ban TikTok in the U.S. . Like TikTok, users can create a 15-second clip set to music, , which is available via an "in-product music picker feature.". A YouTube spokesperson told The Verge that the feature "currently has 100,000s of tracks, and we're working with music artists, labels and publishers to make more of their content available to continue expanding our catalog.". YouTube will display the Shorts on its homepage

Q&A: What does banning TikTok and WeChat mean for…

The U.S. government is cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores on Sunday

Hair Color And Cancer Risk

Researchers concluded that there is no added cancer risk for women who dye their hair. But while doing the study, researchers stumbled up a new finding. The natural color of a woman's hair could make them more at risk for certain cancers.

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TikTok Reaches Deal With Oracle Instead of…

TikTok Reaches Deal With Oracle Instead of Microsoft . According to NBC News, Oracle confirmed the new deal on Monday. It is not yet known which parts of the Chinese-owned company will be taken over by Oracle. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin also confirmed with CNBC Monday morning that the White House had received TikTok's Oracle partnership proposal. . In order to move forward, TikTok parent company ByteDance and Oracle will first need to get approval from the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the Unites States (CFIUS). The deal must satisfy the committee's national security concerns. Trump has repeatedly said that the social media app poses risks amounting to a "national emergency.". TikTok was given a deadline, which is up on Tuesday, to sell to an American company or be banned in the U.S. Last month, TikTok sued the U.S. government, saying it lacked evidence to prove that the app was a threat to national security and that the company was denied due process to adequately secure a U.S. deal

Coronavirus-wary Bavarians kick off toned-down…

Oktoberfest celebrations got underway in Munich with the traditional tapping of a keg and the cry of “O’zapft is!”

Back to School Shopping Woes

The COVID-19 pandemic has made this back to school season one of the most expensive on record with many families having to buy supplies like laptops and desks.

S.C. ranks in middle with longest work commute times

Mark Zuckerberg Says the App Store Has Unilateral…

Mark Zuckerberg Says the App Store Has Unilateral Control Over Apps. Zuckerberg says "questions" need to be asked when it comes to the "unilateral control" Apple's App Store has over apps. The Facebook CEO was asked for his opinion on the antitrust backlash Apple is facing. Well I certainly think that they have the unilateral control of what gets on the phones in terms of apps. , Mark Zuckerberg, on HBO's 'Axios'. I think it's probably about 50% of Americans who have smart phones, and a lot more people around the world. I think there are more than a billion Apple devices. , Mark Zuckerberg, on HBO's 'Axios'. So I do think that there are questions that people should be looking into about that control of the App Store and whether that is enabling as robust of a competitive dynamic, Mark Zuckerberg, on HBO's 'Axios'. By contrast, Zuckerberg praised the App Store's rival, Google Play Store

Maine blueberry industry reels from drought…

A late spring frost, a devastating drought and labor troubles wrought by the coronavirus pandemic conspired to make 2020 a difficult year for the wild blueberry producers who harvest the fruit in the nation’s northeastern corner

Google Maps Shows Fire Boundaries

Google maps will now provide users with valuable information on wildfires, showing a map of the burn zones and giving route information to get to safety.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game

Colin Kaepernick Returns to 'Madden' as Playable…

Colin Kaepernick Returns to 'Madden' as Playable Character . On Tuesday, EA Sports released an update allowing players to sign Kaepernick in the game's franchise mode for the first time since 'Madden 17.'. Colin Kaepernick is one of the top free agents in football and a starting-caliber quarterback, EA Sports, via statement. The team at EA Sports, along with millions of Madden NFL fans, want to see him back in our game... We look forward to seeing Colin on Madden NFL teams everywhere, EA Sports, via statement. Kaepernick left the NFL in 2016 following controversy over his stance against police brutality and racial injustice. He has been a free agent ever since. EA Sports confirmed he will be rated as an 81 overall, the game's highest-rated free agent. Kaepernick worked with the game developer to develop his avatar, . requesting the inclusion of his afro and his celebratory act of using a Black Power fist

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As Trump holds back, tech firms step in on…

Lawmakers are increasingly turning to a new ally in their efforts to track foreign election interference

Getting Cable From An Antenna

A new antenna will allow tv viewers to get cable stations over the airwaves. It's especially important for people living in small cities in rural parts of the U.S.