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Microsoft blocks Windows 10 May 2020 update for PCs with LTE modems

Facepalm: The Windows 10 May 2020 Update is facing a reoccurring LTE connectivity bug that was fixed for previous versions of the operating system less than two months ago. Previously, Microsoft had to resolve the same issue for Windows versions 1903 and 1909, where users experienced similar erratic behavior on devices equipped with WWAN LTE modems. Microsoft says we should expect a fix for version 2004 sometime later this month.Continue readingMicrosoft blocks Windows 10 May 2020 update for PCs with LTE modems

Bizarre-looking deepfake memes are easy-to-make with online tools

In a nutshell: A new fad is sweeping social media, particularly TikTok—deepfake memes. These viral videos feature various famous and unfamous personalities singing “Baka Mitai,” a Karioki song heard in a few of the Yakuza video games. The memes are relatively simple to make, and San Francisco video-editing startup, Kapwing, even created a step-by-step tutorial (below) showing how to do it. The method uses a target image, a template video,Continue readingBizarre-looking deepfake memes are easy-to-make with online tools

TikTok sale imminent, Musk’s Neuralink, mech racing | Digital Trends Live

On this episode of Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler talks the top tech of the day, including a possible end to the TikTok saga, Twitter’s removal of “manipulated media,” flying cars’ latest leap toward reality, Musk’s Neuralink, mech racing, and more. We’re then joined by DT writer Georgina Torbet, who discusses the recent ULA and SpaceX rocket launches, which were delayed due to technical and weather issues, respectively. DT’sContinue readingTikTok sale imminent, Musk’s Neuralink, mech racing | Digital Trends Live

Slack has fixed a major vulnerability in its desktop app

In context: Slack has fixed a “critical” vulnerability in its desktop app that could have posed a significant threat for users of the messaging service. A security researcher identified the bug, posted it through a bug bounty platform, and was compensated for his efforts. But members of the security community are arguing that the fee paid by Slack wasn’t nearly enough. In the current age of remote working, more peopleContinue readingSlack has fixed a major vulnerability in its desktop app

Xiaomi’s under-display cameras are coming to smartphones next year

Why it matters: Xiaomi is set to bring under-display camera technology to its smartphones next year. Although the technology is actually Xiaomi’s third-generation under-display camera, the first- and second-gen models never made it to mass-produced handsets. After years of smartphones featuring either obtrusive notches or cut-out holes, true bezel-less handsets are closer than ever. Since the iPhone X was launched in 2017, many smartphones have adopted either a camera ‘notch’Continue readingXiaomi’s under-display cameras are coming to smartphones next year

Microsoft is preparing a fix for a Windows 10 bug that affects SSDs

In brief: Windows 10 H2 is shaping up to be a minor release that fixes a lot of the headaches introduced by the Windows 10 May 2020 update. One such issue that’s been fixed during the pre-release validation phase can significantly shorten the lifespan of your SSD. SSDs are much more popular today than they were a decade ago, thanks to a significant decrease in price that has made themContinue readingMicrosoft is preparing a fix for a Windows 10 bug that affects SSDs

The writer of The Meg just launched a giant, virtual sea monster aquarium

Sea Monster Cove/Facebook Steve Alten has spared no expense. “I’ve invested a lot of money into this project, probably a lot more than I could afford,” said the 61-year-old bestselling author of the Meg books, a series of novels about a giant prehistoric shark that was turned into a 2018 movie starring Jason Statham. “I’m way out on a limb on this one, but that’s where the fruit grows. There’sContinue readingThe writer of The Meg just launched a giant, virtual sea monster aquarium

Nikola Tesla’s vision of wireless power transmission is alive with Kiwi-startup Emrod

History lesson: In 1890, Nikola Tesla caused a total blackout in the town of Colorado Springs using a 140-foot Tesla coil. Creating a citywide power outage was not his goal. He wanted to power a light bulb that was more than two miles away without using wires. Much to the dismay and anger of residents and the power plant, whose dynamo was burned out, the experiment was claimed to beContinue readingNikola Tesla’s vision of wireless power transmission is alive with Kiwi-startup Emrod

Video seems to confirm rumored LG Wing showing fully functional prototype

In context: Rumors that LG is working on a smartphone with a secondary swivel-out display have a little more credibility today. A video has surfaced showing what appears to be a fully complete and working prototype. The phone is reportedly codenamed the LG Wing. Android Authority claims to have obtained video proof of a working prototype of the LG Wing, illustrating a possible use case. The example shows a userContinue readingVideo seems to confirm rumored LG Wing showing fully functional prototype

Pandemic-fueled automation is gobbling up jobs, and we’ll never get them back

Getty Images/Digital Trends Graphic The COVID-19 pandemic has had massive economic impacts in the United States, and one of the problems many companies have been facing as a result is how to keep business moving along without putting employees at risk of being infected. As you might expect, one of the ways many businesses are staying operational is by automating tasks that would otherwise be done by humans. Robots, afterContinue readingPandemic-fueled automation is gobbling up jobs, and we’ll never get them back