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Google News    last updated 07/03/2020 @ 8:27 PM

Grillin’ it: Barbecue trends and family recipes (Blogspot)
This Fourth of July, the fairground fireworks and pool parties may be put on hold. But there’s one thing we don’t have to cancel: Firing up the grill and hanging out in the backyard. In fact, “4th of....

The show goes on: Australia’s theaters go digital (Blogspot)
Griffin Theatre Company, in Sydney’s bustling Kings Cross, has  produced new Australian plays and welcomed theater-goers since 1978. In March, like many performing arts organizations in Australia, Griffin....

Free tools and training to help with economic recovery in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Blogspot)
Through lockdown, many of us found that online tools have been a real lifeline. We’ve used them to find information and stay connected with our communities, support local businesses, teach our children....

Four years later, Google’s first Code Next class is graduating (Blogspot)
My weekday routine is a balancing act. When I walk to the subway station at six in the morning, it's typically still dark outside. If I'm lucky, I'll snag a seat on the 5 train for the hour-long ride....

Stadia Savepoint: June updates (Blogspot)
With June coming to an end, it's time for another update in our Stadia Savepoint series. Here are the updates we’ve made this month to the Stadia platform:Touch controls on mobileAccess touch controls....

One percent of Googlers get to visit a data center, but I did (Blogspot)
For years I’ve wondered what it’s like behind the protected walls of a Google data center, and I’m not alone. In my job at Google, I spend my days working with developers. Our data centers are crucial....

Work profile: the new standard for employee privacy (Blogspot)
Employees increasingly demand privacy from the technology they use every day, but employers often see privacy in opposition to enterprise data security. Since its debut in Android 5, the work profile....

A new way to save this summer with Nest thermostats (Blogspot)
Warm evenings, backyard barbeques and sticky watermelon fingers mean two things for my family: Summer is finally here and the air conditioning is running. As the days get longer and temperatures rise,....

Our focus on helpful devices: Google acquires North (Blogspot)
Today were announcing that Google has acquired North, a pioneer in human computer interfaces and smart glasses. They've built a strong technology foundation, and we're excited to have North join us in....

Travel back in time with AR dinosaurs in Search (Blogspot)
Dinosaurs may have ruled the Earth millions of years ago, but with augmented reality (AR), you can turn your home into “Jurassic World.” We're partnering with Universal Brand Development, Amblin Entertainment....

How sweet it is! This Googler carves fruit into art (Blogspot)
During work hours, Leonard Ko collaborates with teams of engineers on Pixel phones. But he’s also known for a unique talent outside of tech: creating intricate sculptures out of fruit. It turns out fruit....

Bringing free retail listings to Google Search (Blogspot)
When shopping online, it can be daunting to find the right product, the best seller, or the best value. People often have many high quality choices available but aren't always aware of them all or don't....

Understand how COVID-19 is impacting your community (Blogspot)
The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting different communities in different ways. As cities and towns across the world respond with local policies and guidelines, the need for timely and authoritative local....

Stories of small business: resilience amid COVID-19 (Blogspot)
As a former small business owner, I admire the many ways that an idea-turned-business can start: as a side hustle, a plan dreamed up at the kitchen table, or something passed down from generation to generation.....

Setting the record straight on news (Blogspot)
We care about quality journalism because it helps create a more informed world. A strong fourth estate is important for society and democracy. But the truth is the business model for news that worked....

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Software News    last updated 07/03/2020 @ 8:27 PM

Black workers hit Facebook with class action complaint alleging discrimination and bias (Fox News)
A group of black workers filed a class action charge against Facebook, alleging that the company discriminates against African-American workers in hiring, promotions, evaluations and pay.

Humans generated record-breaking amount of electronic waste in 2019 (Fox News)
Humans generated a staggering amount of electronic waste in 2019 -- 53.6 million metric tons, which is a 21 percent increase from 2014.

Air Force F-22s and F-35s will soon control attack drones from the cockpit (Fox News)
It’s called “weapons forward,” the idea that an airborne fighter jet could control an advancing armed drone traveling into high-threat enemy territory.

MIT pulls massive AI dataset over racist, misogynistic content (Fox News)
MIT permanently took down its 80 Million Tiny Images dataset—a popular image database used to train machine learning systems to identify people and objects in an environment—because it used a range of....

Close-in air attacks still needed despite new ‘Stand-off’ weapons tech (Fox News)
It’s called “Direct Attack”, or the ability of a stealth bomber to penetrate heavily defended enemy territory and drop bunker-busting weapons, hit moving targets, pinpoint small targets for close-in destruction....

Facebook and Instagram will alert users to wear masks as coronavirus cases surge (Fox News)
Amid criticism it is not doing enough to help combat the coronavirus pandemic, Facebook said it would start showing alerts to both users of the main app as well as Instagram to wear face coverings.

High-tech glove can translate sign language with 99 percent accuracy (Fox News)
Bioengineers at UCLA have designed a glove-like device that can translate American Sign Language into English speech in real time with a smartphone app.

Bill Gates partly blames Facebook, Twitter, for coronavirus spread (Fox News)
With coronavirus cases continuing to rise across the U.S., Bill Gates has partly laid the blame on social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter, saying they can do better at curbing the spread....

Artificial intelligence linked to Bin Laden raid is being used to find future threats (Fox News)
After raiding Usama Bin Laden's compound, the government used artificial intelligence to discover future al-Qaida plans.

Twitter's Dorsey donates 'unprecedented' $20M to Sean Penn’s CORE charity for coronavirus relief (Fox News)
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has donated an “unprecedented” $20 million through his #startsmall fund to Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), actor Sean Penn’s disaster relief organization, to help fight....

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Latest News & Headlines    last updated 07/03/2020 @ 8:27 PM

New Yahoo News/YouGov July 4 poll: A staggering 62 percent of Americans no longer see America as Ronald Reagan's 'shining city on a hill' (Yahoo News)
This Fourth of July, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that no matter how polarized they might be politically, Americans finally seem to agree on one thing: America itself is getting worse.

As coronavirus surges, Fox News shifts its message on masks (Yahoo News)
However haltingly and incompletely, the president’s favorite news outlet has started to acknowledge that the coronavirus is a far graver threat than even Trump will acknowledge.

Watch Florida police laugh after shooting protesters with rubber bullets (NBC News)
The department said it is conducting a review of 8,000 minutes of body camera footage, but it is defending the officers involved in the video, first published by the Miami Herald.

Rideau Hall: Canadian Armed Forces member arrested after breaching official residence (BBC)
Justin Trudeau lives on the estate but was not home when a Canada armed forces member entered the gates.

Gov. Huckabee on Trump’s re-election strategy: President will face some challenges (FOX News Videos)
Former Arkansas governor and Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee says Trump has ‘enough time to remind people the worst thing they can do is vote for Biden’ on ‘America’s Newsroom.’

US tries to seize Iranian gas heading toward Venezuela (Associated Press)
US federal prosecutors are seeking to seize four tankers sailing toward Venezuela with gasoline supplied by Iran, the latest attempt to disrupt ever-closer trade ties between the two heavily sanctioned....

North Korea's response to coronavirus has been a 'shining success', says Kim Jong-un (The Telegraph)
Kim Jongun has said that North Korea has stopped the coronavirus making inroads in his country and his response to the pandemic has been a "shining success". According to state news agency....

Catholic priest suspended from church for calling Black Lives Matter protesters ‘maggots and parasites’ (The Independent)
A Catholic priest in Indiana has been suspended from his public ministry, after he called Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters “maggots and parasites".Reverend Theodore Rothrock, assigned to St Elizabeth....

The Best Bike Lights to Illuminate Your Ride (Popular Mechanics)

Who Are You Going to Trust—Dr. Fauci or Texas’ Joke of a Lieutenant Governor? (The Daily Beast)
Dan Patrick had no problem trusting medical expertise when he was a Houston talk radio host seeking a ratings boost by undergoing a vasectomy live on his show. “The ratings skyrocketed,” Patrick reported....

Hong Kong police arrest stabbing suspect, Pence slams China's 'betrayal' of 1997 deal (Reuters)
Hong Kong police arrested a 24-year-old man at the airport early on Thursday on suspicion of stabbing and wounding an officer during a demonstration against a new national security law imposed by Beijing....

Black Lives Matter: Florida police officers laugh and brag on video about shooting rubber bullets at protesters (The Independent)
Florida police officers responding to a George Floyd protest have been caught on camera laughing and bragging about shooting protesters with rubber bullets.The video shows police forming a line against....

Ghislaine Maxwell caught up in Jeffrey Epstein allegations (BBC)
She faces charges in the US of having assisted disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein's abuse of minors.

Duckworth Says She'll Block Military Promotions Until Vindman Gets Consideration (Military.com)
Sen Duckworth said she would block a promotions list with 1,123 names on it until she had confirmation.

Court record shows St. Louis couple pulled gun before (Associated Press)
OFALLON Mo. (AP) — The white St. Louis couple who became internationally famous for standing guard with guns outside their mansion during a protest have pulled a gun before in defense of their property,....

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