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Elon Musk is now worth more than Warren Buffett

Elon Musk is now worth more than Warren Buffett

Imagine this, Elon Musk made around $6 Billion (with a B) last Friday on his stocks. That's 461 of the most expensive Rolls-Royce automobiles at 13 million each. That's the budget for a number of Central American countries, or Vermont, or the entire NYPD. Put another...

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Elon Musk is now worth more than Warren Buffett

Elon Musk is now worth more than Warren Buffett

Imagine this, Elon Musk made around $6 Billion (with a B) last Friday on his stocks. That's 461 of the most expensive Rolls-Royce automobiles at 13 million each. That's the budget for a number of Central American countries, or Vermont, or the entire NYPD. Put another...

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Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

Look out, Mars: Here we come with a fleet of spacecraft

The race to Mars is heating up. Three countries are pushing in this one month window to get there; United States, China, and the United Arab Emirates. Only the U.S. has landed before, but India and Europe have a total of 3 orbiting the red planet. This interest and...

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Netflix to Inactive Subscribers: Use It or Lose It, Guys

In a strange behavior, Netflix is doing a solid for their customers. Last week is was Logitech, offering free replacements of a product they felt wasn't great. Now Netflix is automatically eliminating dormant accounts, which is a rarity. If your account is two years...

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How to set up an Amazon Prime Video user profile

How to set up an Amazon Prime Video user profile

Netflix has had user profiles for years. Selections of action movies just for Dad, wholesome fun for the family, and educational for junior. Amazon Prime has finally followed suit, and has developed the same thing. This article covers how to set it up for your account...

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Microsoft releases its own Windows File Recovery tool

It's a common problem, deleting a file that you shouldn't have. I've used Recuva (from Piriform, the makers of CCleaner) for a long time. Microsoft's newly minted tool seems to be a bit more powerful, and I plan to test it out. If anyone can build something well...

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Here’s why SCOTUS says Booking.com can trademark its name

Booking.com won a major argument that it could trademark it's whole name. The fight came down to the word Booking, versus Booking.com. This will pave the way for other companies to trademark their entire name, without having to worry about the common words involved in...

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Bill would ban police use of face recognition – Axios

Bill would ban police use of face recognition – Axios

It's interesting to see facial recognition being banned by cities, and with the politicians in D.C. taking this on, it may prove to be an interesting world. Current issues have slowed this down, with IBM backing out, Amazon stepping back, and let's not forget that...

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Microsoft to close all retail stores – Axios

Microsoft to close all retail stores – Axios

A Microsoft Store was an interesting exercise in design rebuttal to the Apple Store. Unfortunately, they operate in a different pricing structure, and don't mint money anywhere near the same as the very profitable Apple products. Their smaller amount of self-owned...

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Browser Choice Finally Comes to the iPhone with iOS 14

Browser Choice Finally Comes to the iPhone with iOS 14

Keith will talk a lot about WWDC this week. This is just one of the many items that will be covered.You might think the biggest announcement of WWDC 2020 is Apple ditching Intel processors in favor of first-party silicon, but you’d be wrong. No, the big news is that...

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Need for speed: Japan supercomputer is world’s fastest

Need for speed: Japan supercomputer is world’s fastest

A new supercomputer is on the block. Expected to max out around 415.53 petaflops (floating-point operations per second), this is amazing stuff. That's 415 quadrillion calculations in a second. The best PC's and Mac's right now are thousands of times slower operating...

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WWDC Highlights: Everything Apple Tried to Kill at 2020 Event

WWDC was this week, and Keith will be covering his highlights and comments, in his own way. This article covers the ways Apple is taking on competitors (good or bad). There is a companion article from Cnet that I have on the Computer Talk Radio website that covers all...

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WWDC 2020: Everything We Know | MacRumors

Computer Talk Radio doesn't report rumors on air. At the same time, WWDC is coming next week, and you might want to see what might be coming. We will be spending time on next weeks show talking about the facts of what came out. WWDC is Apple's annual Worldwide...

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Star Wars Celebration canceled for first time ever | EW.com

One of the most amazing fan events, running for 20 years, right across the street from Disneyland, has been cancelled. The Star Wars Celebration (now part of Disney's massive empire) has been moved out not just one year, but two years to 2022. Some portions of the...

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Computex 2020 is officially canceled – The Verge

Computex 2020 is officially canceled – The Verge

Taiwan's version of CES has shifted their plans from September to next June. This is a recurring theme as our world continues to readjust. While not as big as CES, the 43,000 visitors from around the world still make a big impact. One has to wonder if tech innovations...

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WendysIsOverParty: Here’s why Twitter canceled Wendy’s

WendysIsOverParty: Here’s why Twitter canceled Wendy’s

In a shocking advance from the Twitterban world, Wendy's account was shutdown, not because of something they did, but because one of their franchisee's donated money to Trumps reelection campaign. This kind of approach is offensive to anyone who believes in the free...

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54% of Americans favor Twitter flagging Trump tweet – Axios

54% of Americans favor Twitter flagging Trump tweet – Axios

It disturbs me that the headline reads "most", but the details say 54% support Twitter in the feud with Trump, without giving standard details like margin of error. Twitter's decision to require you to read their view before Trumps statement was a form of censorship,...

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The Raspberry Pi 4 now comes with up to 8GB of RAM | Engadget

I've been a fan of the Raspberry Pi for a long time now. I've tinkered a bit with them, and now they come with more memory than ever before. The RasPi 4's 8GB unit is the most they've had, and that's enough to do a lot! It's a cheap little guy at $75, but you'll need...

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Pulling apart a £339 anti-5G USB stick – BBC News

Pulling apart a £339 anti-5G USB stick – BBC News

Scams are rampant around anything that people are scared of. The latest is 5G, and there are peddlers of various protections to spare you the ills of 5G. A device that's been identified as an ordinary USB stick, claimed that it "provides protection for your home and...

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Nintendo proves to be a recession-proof company – Axios

Nintendo proves to be a recession-proof company – Axios

It should hardly be a surprise, but if millions of people are at home, can't go out, etc... video game companies will thrive. Nintendo being at the top of the gaming world already, will wind up being one of the benefactors of this virus. I'd like to see how Sony and...

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Twitter employees can work from home forever, CEO says

Twitter employees can work from home forever, CEO says

While some are saying return is coming soon (Apple), or scaled over the rest of this year as desired (Facebook, Google), Twitter went the other direction and said "go for it". This is a good approach, as it recognizes the major benefits from zero commute, flexibility...

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Twitter to flag misleading coronavirus tweets – Axios

Twitter to flag misleading coronavirus tweets – Axios

In the new effort to twist the world to a single point of view, this new approach from Twitter will label something that could take people away from Twitter's pravda, even though it's not misinformation. Welcome to the new world of manipulating.The new rule applies to...

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Check if Your Thunderbolt Ports Can be Hacked With This App

Thunderbolt has a flaw where someone can come along and access your information without passwords. This affects USB-C and DisplayPort as well. The bad guy has to have physical access to your computer, and it's possible you may not need to worry. This link will take...

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Defcon Is Canceled | WIRED

Defcon Is Canceled | WIRED

Two massive conventions hit Las Vegas in the hottest weeks of the summer, Black Hat and Defcon. These two conventions are the location where hackers from around the world gather alongside FBI, NSA, and other security progressionals. Ironically, the first with the...

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Xbox Series X | Xbox

Microsoft announced the new Xbox Series X this week. Details include a redesign of the hardware, adding new features for storage, and an overall reworking for the next level of gaming. It's going to be on the wishlist for many people for Christmas 2020, including...

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