Ex-Facebook honcho Tim Kendall says Big Tech is a ‘threat to democracy,’ calls for social media reform

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Moment CEO Tim Kendall is among the stars of the wildly popular Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma,” which tackles the negative impact social media and Big Tech can have on people — and the former Facebook executive feels Big Tech is a threat to democracy that could eventually lead to a civil war in America.  

“Extreme outcomes are the logical end conclusion if there is no action on social media reform during the increasing destabilization of civil society,” Kendall told Fox News. 

Moment CEO Tim Kendall is among the stars of the wildly popular Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma."

Moment CEO Tim Kendall is among the stars of the wildly popular Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma.”

EX-GOOGLE STAFFER WARNS SOCIAL MEDIA, APPS ARE ‘BIG TOBACCO FOR OUR BRAINS’ 

“The Social Dilemma” features several Silicon Valley insiders explaining the dark side of social media, with everyone from the co-inventor of Facebook’s “like” button

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Jeff Bezos’ rocket tests Nasa Moon landing tech

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Tuesday’s launch took place from Blue Origin’s test facility in West Texas

A rocket built by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ space company has tested technology designed to return humans to the Moon in 2024.

The New Shepard rocket, developed by Blue Origin, can land vertically on the ground after returning from space.

The rocket was carrying sensors, a computer and software designed to help space vehicles perform precision landings on other planetary bodies.

Nasa wants to see how it performs here on Earth before it’s sent to the Moon.

Tuesday’s test launch was the seventh for Blue Origin’s New Shepard vehicle, which is designed to carry space tourists on short “sub-orbital” trips.

It will eventually take passengers up to around 100km (60 miles) above the Earth, allowing them to experience microgravity. They will be carried up in a crew capsule mounted on top of New Shepard.

This pressurised capsule features

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Laptops, TVs, Sony headphones, and more on sale

Best tech gifts: Apple AirPods (Photo: Reviewed)

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Prime Day 2020 is here and if you’re shopping for deals on laptops, headphones, Roku streamers, TVs, and more then you’ve come to the right place. Reviewed tests all the best tech products all year long so we know exactly which models are worth your money. There’s no such thing as a good deal on a bad product, so here are the best deals—on the best tech products—from Prime Day 2020:

The best tech and headphone deals of Prime Day 2020:

  • Apple AirPods With Charging Case for $114.99 (Save $44.01): You can really and truly get a a pair of AirPods for just under $115 right now. 
     
  • Apple AirPods Pro for $199 (Save $50): The ultimate Apple wireless earbuds are 20% off right now.
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5 Best Tech Deals From B&H’s Amazon Prime Day Alternative

Amazon Prime Day is in full effect, and the company is offering plenty of nice deals on a slew of products. But it’s not the only online retailer offering a sales event. B&H is also offering a long list of sales on Tuesday to deliver its own take on Amazon’s Prime Day.

The site, which will be offering the deals for a limited time, is currently delivering sales on tech products across several categories, including wearables, televisions, cameras, and audio equipment. And in some cases, it’s taking more than $1,000 off the price.

But with a seemingly endless supply of deals available to you, it may be difficult to find the very best B&H sales. So, we’ve compiled the following list of five outstanding offers on a variety of gadgets. And along the way, we’ve found a way to save you thousands of dollars.

Read on for our look at

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Who is Rutgers’ top football recruit Tywone Malone? His 8th grade DL coach can tell you

Along with Georgia Tech and NFL running back Charlie Rogers, former Rutgers star Jay Bellamy, who had a 14-year NFL career, former Rutgers linebacker Scott Gould, and colleagues Ralph Fierro and Jamil Hill, I helped coach a stacked Matawan Huskies youth football team in 2016.

That squad competed in the AYF Shore Conference and was ranked the third-best 14U team in the country, despite the majority of the team being 13-year olds. I also got to coach the kid who turned out to be the top player in New Jersey’s 2021 class.

I hadn’t planned to coach but came to practice one day with my son, Ethan, and Rogers asked me to demonstrate offensive and defensive line techniques. Before I knew it, the coaches were working with the skill players and the linemen suddenly were parked with me. I accepted the challenge, put the time in and helped develop them.

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The iPhone 12 is supposed to be a blowout upgrade. But COVID-19 could change that

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This year, Apple introduced four iPhones, ranging from the iPhone 12 Mini to the iPhone 12 Pro Max.


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Apple’s iPhone 12 family hits the market at an extraordinary time — with the coronavirus pandemic leaving tens of millions of people out of jobs and kicking off a recession that has thrown everything into a state of uncertainty. The new phones feature a boxier look, a magnetic attachment called MagSafe and, yes, super-fast 5G, but the price tag of these typically premium gadgets may be more important than ever. 

Rivals have already responded to the economic and health crisis. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S20 FE, a budget phone with high-end specs wrapped in a plastic housing that helps push its price down to $700 from the $1,000 price tag for its

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Apple unveils iPhone 12 Mini, HomePod Mini during event

Welcome to iPhone season.

Apple introduced the world to the iPhone 12 on Tuesday, unveiling four new models launching starting later this month, during a virtual event held at its headquarters in Cupertino, California.

The tech giant said the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro will be available for preorder this Friday, and launch Oct. 23. The larger iPhone 12 Pro Max and smaller iPhone 12 Mini will be available to preorder Nov. 6, and launch Nov. 13.

Prices range from starting at $699 for the iPhone 12 Mini to starting at $1,099 for the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The iPhone 12 Pro will start at $999, while the standard iPhone 12 starts at $799.

The smartphones also mark Apple’s debut in 5G, the next wireless service expected to deliver major upgrades in speed and connectivity.

“Today is the beginning of a new era for iPhone,” said Apple CEO Tim

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Apple unveils its flagship 5G phones, the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max

At Apple’s iPhone event on Tuesday, the company introduced a range of new phones, led by the just-announced flagships: the iPhone 12 Pro, starting at $999, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, starting at $1099. The new 5G-ready devices sport an all-screen Super Retina XDR display, the A14 Bionic chip, a Ceramic Shield front cover, LiDAR Scanner, and of course, the iPhone line’s best camera system.

iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will be available in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB configurations and four stainless steel finishes, including graphite, silver, gold, and pacific blue.

5G, of course, will be one of the bigger selling points for the devices as the new technology will boost speeds, meaning faster downloads and uploads, higher quality streaming, more responsive gaming and faster responses in apps, among other things.

Of course, some of the immediate demand for new 5G phones may be tempered by the

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No, Apple AirTags weren’t announced today. We can still hope for November though

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Will we ever get AirTags?


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Apple’s Oct. 13 virtual event has come and gone. We got a slate of new devices — the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 MiniiPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, as well as the HomePod Mini smart speaker. But we’re still without the tech giant’s long-rumored smart tracker tag competitor, thought to be called AirTags. 

We’re crossing our fingers that AirTags might finally make their grand entrance at Apple’s rumored November event, when the tech giant is expected to announce the first Mac laptop with Apple silicon. Otherwise, it might not happen until March 2021, by tech analyst Jon Prosser’s estimations.

The AirTag tech was hinted at in the code for iOS 13 last summer, but rumors were circulating even before that

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Apple iPhone 12 with 5G, HomePod Mini and more: Everything announced today

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Another year, another iPhone. (Did I say that last year?) This is the iPhone’s last year of tweendom before it hits teenhood: Apple announced its four-model iPhone 12 line on Tuesday, the first major revamp of the iPhone’s design since 2017’s iPhone X, which introduced face unlocking and better screen technology. This year they sport an array of colors, more models and 5G wireless support across the lineup. In addition to the HomePod Mini smart speaker, we were treated to the MagSafe wireless charging system for the iPhone and a stealth release of the $50 Beats Flex wireless headphones.

Apple’s late to the 5G party (if you can call it “late” when the party’s just started), and incorporating the new wireless tech poses potential problems for

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