DoorDash Breach Hits 4.9 Million Users, Including Delivery Drivers

From PC Mag: The food delivery service DoorDash is reporting a data breach involving the personal information of 4.9 million users, including its delivery drivers.

The exposed data involves names, email addresses, delivery addresses, phone numbers, and hashed passwords to user accounts. For some consumers, the last four digits of their payment cards were also exposed.

HP shrinks the Spectre x360 13, adds OLED option and goes Ice Lake

From CNET: Every manufacturer shaves a few millimeters off its laptops and boasts about a size reduction. With its new 13-inch Spectre x360 update, HP has shrank the bezels on the display and somehow managed to carve almost an inch off the laptop's depth (23mm). HP also boosted the network throughput by doubling the antennas, allowing it to use LTE and WiFi 6 simultaneously, improved the already impressive battery life, and added new display options, including a 4K OLED and anti-reflection glass.

1STPLAYER Bullet Hunter MK6 Review

It has been a couple weeks since I have come back from working at a summer camp, where there would be a new set of kids coming and going every week. I learned a lot throughout this time at camp, as every week the kids would bring in different joys and struggles. Even though it was the same camp, it was a different experience every week. There was one week in particular that my mind always goes back to as it was simply just a joy to be a part of. In that week, I was able to see so much growth in all the children and just being able to give them a space to open up was so wonderful. The joy, pain, and growth of all the kids I interacted with left a mark on me personally. I would not go so far to say it was a life changing experience, but it did for sure change the way I see this world. I was always excited to see something new in the weeks to come, but unfortunately camp ended. I was kind of sad to go home to my regular life as a student until 1STPLAYER sent us their Bullet Hunter MK6 to test out. As a poor university student, I have never owned a mechanical keyboard, so as you might expect, I was excited to get this keyboard unboxed and to try it out. I was curious as to why people preferred mechanical keyboards over membrane keyboards, so this was my time to find out firsthand and to compare against other types of mechanical switches. Will the Bullet Hunter MK6 be able to stand up against other mechanical keyboards we have in inventory here at APH Networks? Let us keep reading to find out!

Spotify is finally getting Siri support with iOS 13

From The Verge: Spotify is finally gaining the ability to play songs, albums, and playlists via Siri. The latest beta versions of Spotify include this support, and The Verge has been able to test playing songs via Siri on the latest iOS 13.1 update. It’s part of new capabilities that Apple has introduced with iOS 13, and it means music apps like Spotify are now on equal footing with Apple Music for requests via Siri.

Control Your Xbox One With Google Assistant

From PC Mag: Xbox One owners already have the ability to control their console with Alexa or Cortana, but now Google Assistant is set to join them.

Today, Microsoft announced that the digital assistant capabilities on Xbox One are expanding with the Xbox Action for Google Assistant. For now, it's available in beta form and only in English, but the plan is for a broader release in the fall along with expanded language support supplied via Google.

Uber adds more safety features amid sexual assault concerns

From CNET: Uber is aiming to make it easier and safer for passengers to connect with the right driver. The ride-hailing company on Thursday announced several upcoming safety features, from the ability to directly text 911 emergency responders to a new technology that uses ultrasound waves for automatically verifying a ride.

"We recognize that becoming an integral part of people's lives comes with real responsibility," Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote in a blog post announcing the news.

Android 10 Go is a faster and more secure update to Google’s lightweight OS

From The Verge: Google has detailed its latest version of Android Go, its lightweight operating system meant for low-powered devices with less than 1.5GB of RAM. With Android 10 (Go Edition), Google says it has improved the operating system’s speed and security. App switching is now faster and more memory efficient, and apps should launch 10 percent faster than they did on the last version of the OS.

Intel maps out Optane's future and says Penta Level Cell NAND is in the works

From PC World: In a massive storage data dump, Intel laid out its Optane roadmap and claimed an edge in Penta Level Cell NAND technology. That's not even mentioning the company's plans for fatter SSDs, and how long it'll take to get persistent memory to consumer PCs.

The announcements were made Thursday morning at a storage event in Seoul, South Korea, where Intel showed off some new technology coming down the pike. Intel also announced that, after the very public and amicable divorce from Micron, it's moving its Optane development to Rancho Rio, New Mexico.

Nvidia's new RTX Broadcast Engine will be powering up game livestreams

From CNET: Finally, there's a reason to pay more for those Tensor cores: that AI-acceleration silicon in Nvidia's GeForce RTX graphics cards will be able to drive some pretty cool features in game livestreaming software like OBS, thanks to its new RTX Broadcast Engine programming interface. The first, and probably most useful, is the incorporation of RTX Greenscreen that's debuting in OBS, which automatically removes anything that's not you from the video in real time and replaces it with a virtual background.

Facebook’s ambitions for the brain are coming into focus

From The Verge: Today, a few thoughts about mind control.

On the occasion of the launch of Facebook Dating last month, I noted here that “a defining feature of Facebook’s approach to product development is its ruthlessness, which often manifests as a kind of shamelessness. If good taste ever dictates that Facebook stay out of a product, history shows that it’s likely to wade right in.”


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