Reddit Experimenting With Live Streaming This Week

From PC Mag: Reddit is experimenting with a live video-streaming feature. The Reddit Public Access Network (RPAN), which launched Monday, will let users across the world share live broadcasts and vote on the ones that deserve to be at the top of the rankings.

Reddit likened RPAN Snapchat or TikTok; on your phone, you'll be able to swipe left or right to access different live broadcasts. "The further you swipe, the more random and new broadcasts you'll come across," the platform said in a Reddit post.

Apple Watch 5 to come in titanium and ceramic models, report says

From CNET: Imagine the awestruck faces of your technorati friends when you whip out your new titanium Apple Card and -- gasp -- it matches your even newer Apple Watch! (You tilt your wrist subtly to bathe your buddies in the glow.) That's right, the next iteration of the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch 5, expected next month, could come in titanium and ceramic versions, says a report.

Portuguese-language site iHelpBR spotted references to the models in the latest watchOS 6 beta, according to The Verge. Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Apple, Amazon, other firms pledge to support employees, communities

From CNET: Several tech CEOs committed on Monday to invest in their employees and support the communities they operate in. Alongside the leaders of dozens of major businesses, the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, AT&T, IBM and Salesforce signed onto a document that outlined the "purpose of a corporation" and laid out five groups that companies should work to benefit.

The pledge, made public by the Business Roundtable, puts employees and communities on equal footing with customers and shareholders, as well as suppliers.

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Windows 10 1803-to-1903 forced upgrades gather speed

From ComputerWorld: Microsoft has focused its Windows 10 attention on upgrading hundreds of millions of machines before they lose rights to security updates in three months.

From June 26 to July 25, the portion of all Windows 10 systems running the May 2019 Update, a.k.a. 1903 in Microsoft's four-numeral format, almost doubled, climbing 5 percentage points to 11.4%, according to analytics company AdDuplex.

Bluetooth vulnerability could expose device data to hackers

From The Verge: A fast-acting hacker could be able to weaken the encryption of Bluetooth devices and subsequently snoop on communications or send falsified ones to take over a device due to a newly discovered vulnerability in the standard.

Nvidia Sees Sequential Revenue Growth in Q2 2019

From Tom's Hardware: Nvidia announced that its business’ finances are now back to normal after the company was hit by a decline in cryptocurrency mining and a slowdown in the data center business over the past year. The company posted 17% revenue growth to $2.58 billion, mostly helped by a 24% growth in the gaming market. It also saw positive growth in the data center business, albeit by only 3%.

Nvidia Chief Financial Officer Colette Kress told analysts on a conference call that:

Twitter to test a new filter for spam and abuse in the Direct Message inbox

From TechCrunch: Twitter is testing a new way to filter unwanted messages from your Direct Message inbox. Today, Twitter allows users to set their Direct Message inbox as being open to receiving messages from anyone, but this can invite a lot of unwanted messages, including abuse. While one solution is to adjust your settings so only those you follow can send you private messages, that doesn’t work for everyone. Some people — like reporters, for example — want to have an open inbox in order to have private conversations and receive tips.

Apple Sues Corellium Over 'Illegal Replication' of iOS

From PC Mag: Apple recently beefed up its bug bounty program with a $1 million prize, but don't go using Corellium's mobile device virtualization service trying to win it. Apple is suing the company for the creation of "perfect replicas of Apple's devices to anyone willing to pay."

YouTube shuts down music companies’ use of manual copyright claims to steal creator revenue

From TechCrunch: YouTube is making a change to its copyright enforcement policies around music used in videos, which may result in an increased number of blocked videos in the shorter term — but overall, a healthier ecosystem in the long term. Going forward, copyright owners will no longer be able to monetize creator videos with very short or unintentional uses of music via YouTube’s “Manual Claiming” tool. Instead, they can choose to prevent the other party from monetizing the video or they can block the content.

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