Apple’s Tony Blevins to Leave After Making Crude Remarks in Daniel Mac TikTok - Bloomberg -

The TikTok video was taken at a car show that Blevins attended last month in Pebble Beach, California. His remarks in the 25-second clip reference a line from the 1981 movie Arthur, where main character Arthur Bach describes his own career: “I race cars, play tennis and fondle women, but I have weekends off and I am my own boss.”

Elon Musk debuts humanoid robot, Optimus | -

Compared to a human worker who uses "100W at rest and 500W when walking briskly," Optimus will be able to perform a full day run by a "2.3kWh Tesla battery pack and 52V subsystem," according to Tesla.

"Naturally, there will be a Catgirl version of our Optimus robot," Musk said on Twitter Friday.

TestDisk - CGSecurity -

TestDisk is powerful free data recovery software! It was primarily designed to help recover lost partitions and/or make non-booting disks bootable again when these symptoms are caused by faulty software: certain types of viruses or human error (such as accidentally deleting a Partition Table). Partition table recovery using TestDisk is really easy.

Rights Groups Say Pentagon Buys Way Around Fourth Amendment -

An amendment buried in a draft of next year’s military budget would accomplish precisely that. The Jacobs-Davidson amendment, approved by the House in July and first reported by Gizmodo, would require the Pentagon to begin publishing annual reports describing the types of personal data it obtains “in exchange for anything of value.”

Stadia is issuing refunds - How to get yours -

One thing we suggest is to head to your Stadia profile and ensure that your active payment method is up-to-date. If refunds are to roll out to the card on file – you’ll want to make sure your money isn’t sent to a defunct bank you used in 2019. Even if you paid for something with a gift card, Stadia will be refunding your gift purchase.

Texts show roll call of tech figures tried to help Elon Musk in Twitter deal | Ars Technica -

The messages also contained appearances from podcaster Rogan, who asked Musk if he would “liberate Twitter from the censorship happy mob?” and Jason Calacanis, an angel investor, who sought to drum up funding for Musk’s bid and put himself forward to help run the company if it was taken private, saying: “Twitter CEO is my dream job.”

Report: Google Killing Stadia, Refunding All Purchases -

Google is shutting down its video game streaming service, Stadia, on January 18th, 2023, the company announced today. All purchases will be refunded and the technology will still be used for YouTube and other parts of its business, but the consumer-facing app and storefront will be shuttered for good less than five years after it launched, joining the graveyard of other projects Google has abandoned.

Inside Podcasters' Explosive Audience Growth - Bloomberg -

One game referenced in DeepSee’s paper is Subway Surfers, a popular mobile app from the Danish company Sybo, which has been downloaded some 3 billion times since its debut in 2012. Over a period of two weeks in August, Bloomberg found multiple publishers using the game to rack up podcast downloads, including the New York Post, independent podcaster Scott Savlov and IHeartMedia Inc.

A17 chip – TSMC wanted price increase, Apple reportedly said no -

Given the increased sophistication of the fabrication process, TSMC has reportedly told Apple it plans to increase the price it charges, but Apple is said to have “rejected” the new planned pricing … -

DallE is open to all!

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Leo's pick for 9/28/2022

The OG App promises you an ad-free Instagram feed | TechCrunch -

The OG App —available on both iOS and Android — is not trying to create a new social network. Instead, it is just realigning the Instagram feed to users’ choice. Users can log in to their Instagram account and it shows the home feed right away. But the app removes ads and suggested posts from their home feeds.

Bitcoin Rises 6.5 Percent as a Strong Dollar Sinks Other Currencies - The New York Times -

“You know we’ve reached a unique time in history when suddenly is less volatile than fiat currencies,” tweeted Sven Henrich, the founder of NorthmanTrader, a markets research firm. Mr. Henrich was one of the most prominent bears during the recent bull market, warning about overpriced assets like crypto.

Chipotle is moving its tortilla robot to a real restaurant | Engadget -

Chipotle's tortilla-making robot will soon help out in a restaurant you can visit. The chain has unveiled a slew of technology updates that include moving the Miso Robotics-made Chippy robot to a real restaurant. The machine will start cooking tortilla chips in a Fountain Valley, California location in October. Feedback from customers and workers will help the company decide on a national rollout.

Apple Watch Running Review - Runner’s Newsletter -

The watch works great as a stopwatch and mp3 player

The watch is bad at measuring runs

Inconsistent during runs

Inconsistent between runs

Measurement errors are one-sided, always less distance

Most of the stats and graphs in Apple’s health and fitness app are wrong

Apple’s support process is not very good

Apple engineers accepted margins of error for health and fitness data are very wide

Google CEO Pichai fields questions on cost cuts at all-hands meeting -

Pichai, who expressed some annoyance during the meeting, said, “I remember when Google was small and scrappy,” and added that, “We shouldn’t always equate fun with money.”

Slack’s Canvas feature puts a document editor in your chat window - The Verge -

Slack is becoming a document editor. The Salesforce-owned company announced today at its developer conference that it is building a new feature, called Canvas, that will let users create and edit full docs from within the Slack interface. It’s one of Slack’s biggest announcements in a while and maybe its biggest departure ever from its email-killer roots.

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