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Peter Thiel, retreating from Silicon Valley's tech scene, is moving to LA
Los Angeles Times
Thiel has said the Bay Area tech industry has become increasingly intolerant of conservative political views. Billionaire Peter Thiel, one of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley and its most prominent conservative, plans to move his home and ...
Britain blames Russia for global notPetya cyberattack
The British government is blaming Russia for the massive notPetya malware attack that infected machines all over the world last June. A statement issued by the government Thursday states that the United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre ...
Apple isn't the only company that has problems with speaker design
Yesterday, we learned that Apple's HomePod, a $349 smart speaker designed to fit in with your other luxurious home furnishings, leaves a white stain on some types of wooden surfaces. Apple admitted to the flaw straight away, suggested it wasn't ...
A new bug can crash any Apple device with just one simple character — and Apple's working to fix it
A character from an Indian language is at the heart of a new bug concerning all of Apple's operating systems. As soon as the character shows up, whether typed or received as part of a text, applications crash and can even freeze an iPhone's springboard ...
Want to Protect Against Websites That Spy on You? Get an Ad Blocker.
The Chrome browser can now block annoying ads on some sites. But there are better choices for privacy and security. By Andrew Chaikivsky. February 15, 2018. 0 SHARES. Google just unveiled a built-in ad blocker with its latest update of Chrome, the most ...
Borneo Has Lost 100000 Orangutans Since 1999
The world's largest species of orangutans is rapidly disappearing. Borneo has lost more than 100,000 orangutans in the last 16 years – that's more than the number of the critically endangered species remaining. This species — the Bornean orangutan ...
Snap roundup: Snapchat rolls out features amid new competition from Google
Venice, California-based Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) is in the news so often, here at L.A. Biz we call stories about the social-media platform “daily Snaps.” Here's what the company has been up to recently: Snapchat courts influencers with new audience ...
Sony is selling PSVR bundles as low as $200 for two weeks
Sony is putting the PSVR on sale again with discounts that make picking up the PlayStation 4's virtual reality headset look a lot more affordable. It's offering discounts on three PSVR bundles, the best of which is a $199.99 package that includes Gran ...
Solar storm could strike Earth Thursday: What you need to know
A solar storm is forecast to hit Earth on Feb. 15, 2018. (Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI science teams). A solar storm is forecast to hit Earth early Thursday after the Sun unleashed a powerful solar flare — a burst of high-energy ...