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Big tech companies are at war with employees over remote work

Enlarge / Apple offices in northern California. Apple All across the United States, the leaders at large tech companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook are engaged in a delicate dance with thousands of employees who have recently become convinced that physically commuting to an office every day is an empty and unacceptable demand from their …

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Biden picks Google foe to lead DOJ antitrust as it mulls plan to break up Big Tech

Enlarge Getty Images | Erik Pronske Photography President Joe Biden today said he will nominate Jonathan Kanter to be the assistant attorney general in charge of the Department of Justice’s antitrust division. Kanter is an attorney known for his criticism of Google and will take over the antitrust division as it considers a Biden plan …

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Google details its protein-folding software, academics offer an alternative

Enlarge University of Washington Thanks to the development of DNA-sequencing technology, it has become trivial to obtain the sequence of bases that encode a protein and translate that to the sequence of amino acids that make up the protein. But from there, we often end up stuck. The actual function of the protein is only …

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Altcoin Roundup: Data shows social metrics surge ahead of DeFi and NFT price rallies

A common saying in the investing world is “The trend is your friend,” a phrase that points to the idea that the majority of the time, sticking with the prevailing market trend will produce positive results. Some of the common metrics used to identify market trends include: technical analysis, which involves studying price charts to …

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Google rolls out more generous revenue sharing to attract new Stadia games

Enlarge Google As part of a Stadia keynote presentation today, Google announced several moves designed to attract more games and publishers to its streaming gaming service. Chief among these is a more generous revenue split for publishers on the platform. Starting in October, Google will only take a 15 percent cut of the first $3 …

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Google’s new Drive app replaces Backup and Sync with Drive File Stream

The new Drive app was a hefty 238MiB download and a pain-free but surprisingly long (several minutes) installation. Jim Salter After installation finishes, the new Drive user is offered a mercifully brief feature tour. Jim Salter You can run the locally mounted Google Drive folders one of two ways—streaming or mirrored. Streaming folders don’t download …

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93K Users Scammed Into Buying Fake Cryptocurrency Mining Apps

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Thousands of users were scammed into buying fake Android cryptocurrency mining apps, according to a California-based security firm. These apps are advertised as a way of earning money via mining cryptocurrencies, but in actuality they don’t perform any function. Instead, they charge the user for supposed improvements and enhancements to improve their …

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Google’s Nest Hub is the best bedside smart display—and sleep tracking helps

Enlarge / Google’s second-generation Nest Hub in its ideal environment, bedside. Corey Gaskin Google’s second-generation Nest Hub, like much of the company’s hardware these days, looks a lot like the previous version. But in this case, I don’t mind so much. This is a purpose-built smart display with a camera-less design aimed at maintaining privacy …

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Google launches a new medical app—outside the United States

Enlarge Getty Images Billions of times each year, people turn to Google’s web search box for help figuring out what’s wrong with their skin. Now, Google is preparing to launch an app that uses image recognition algorithms to provide more expert and personalized help. A brief demo at the company’s developer conference last month showed …

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Competition watchdog to probe Google and Amazon over fake reviews

Enlarge iStock | Getty Images The UK competition regulator has opened an investigation into Amazon and Google over fake reviews on their sites that may be duping consumers. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said the two companies may not have done enough to detect and remove fake reviews or to take action against those …

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