Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok…

President Donald Trump says he’s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that would see the popular video-sharing app TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart and form a U.S. company

Mark Zuckerberg Is Not a Fan of AR Glasses So Far

Mark Zuckerberg Is Not a Fan of AR Glasses So Far. Zuckerberg doesn't think any currently-released Augmented Reality glasses have been particularly "compelling" since they are either thick frames or resemble an "Apple Watch on your face.". But he's hopeful that another company will be able to succeed in projecting holograms into the world with a standard pair of glasses in the future. Speaking to The Verge at the Facebook Connect event, Zuckerberg gave his honest opinion of AR glasses. I really don't think that AR is going to be good until you get normal-looking glasses that can project holograms into the world. , Mark Zuckerberg, to The Verge. And now, glasses range from thin to pretty thick frames. , Mark Zuckerberg, to The Verge. I don't think we're anywhere near getting all the electronics that you would need to get into a thin frame. , Mark Zuckerberg, to The Verge. But the hope would be that you can get it into more normal-looking glasses in the first part of this decade or the first half of this decade, Mark Zuckerberg, to The Verge

US to Ban TikTok, WeChat From App Stores

It looks like it's going to be harder to download TikTok and WeChat starting Sunday. The Commerce Department said Friday it will ban the Chinese-owned apps from mobile app stores because of national security concerns , reports the Washington Post . The US plans to take additional measures to restrict the use...

Media celebrates Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's…

Across television and streaming services, the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is already front and center

Everyone's Shopping Online Now. Amazon Needs Help

Amazon has a postponed Prime Day coming up, not to mention the general increase in online shopping seen since the pandemic began—and it needs lots more hands to help with demand. That's why, the company announced Monday, it's hiring an additional 100,000 part-time and full-time workers, who will...

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Trump to Block TikTok, WeChat App Downloads…

Trump to Block TikTok, WeChat App Downloads , Starting Sunday. The Trump administration's Commerce Department announced it would ban the apps on Friday. Business transactions on the apps, including payments and transfers, will be banned. Today’s actions prove once again that President Trump will do everything in his power to guarantee our national security .., Wilbur Ross, Commerce Secretary, via 'The New York Times'. ... and protect Americans from the threats of the Chinese Communist Party, Wilbur Ross, Commerce Secretary, via 'The New York Times'. More than 100 million people in the U.S. use the popular apps. For all practical purposes [WeChat] will be shut down in the U.S., but only in the U.S., as of midnight Monday, Wilbur Ross, Commerce Secretary, via 'The New York Times'. TikTok is currently in acquisition talks with American company Oracle. As to TikTok, the only real change as of Sunday night will be users won’t have access to improved updated apps, upgraded apps or maintenance, Wilbur Ross, Commerce Secretary, via 'The New York Times'

This Week in Trivia: Emmy Award Edition Part 1

Ahead of the first-ever virtual Emmy Awards, we're taking a look back at the history of the event, trivia-style. Watch Cheddar's Hena Doba and Azia Celestino put their Emmy knowledge to the test.

Robert W. Gore, the inventor of Gore-Tex fabric…

The man whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex has died at age 83

YouTube Begins Rollout of TikTok Rival YouTube…

YouTube Begins Rollout of TikTok Rival YouTube Shorts . YouTube Shorts has arrived in India. It is in the beta phase and comes as the Trump Administration decides whether it will ban TikTok in the U.S. . Like TikTok, users can create a 15-second clip set to music, , which is available via an "in-product music picker feature.". A YouTube spokesperson told The Verge that the feature "currently has 100,000s of tracks, and we're working with music artists, labels and publishers to make more of their content available to continue expanding our catalog.". YouTube will display the Shorts on its homepage

TikTok Has a Buyer at the 11th Hour: Report

Looks like TikTok is selling its US operations to Oracle, a Silicon Valley firm, only a week before President Trump threatened to ban the app if no deal materialized. At least that's what insiders tell the Wall Street Journal . But no details have emerged about the Chinese video-sharing app's apparent...

Q&A: What does banning TikTok and WeChat mean for…

The U.S. government is cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores on Sunday

Facebook to Employees: Here's Time Off, Go Work…

With shortages of poll workers looming before the election, one big tech company is stepping up to help fill that gap. Facebook executives told Axios this week that it will be offering its employees additional paid time off so they can become poll workers if they so choose, which would...

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TikTok Reaches Deal With Oracle Instead of…

TikTok Reaches Deal With Oracle Instead of Microsoft . According to NBC News, Oracle confirmed the new deal on Monday. It is not yet known which parts of the Chinese-owned company will be taken over by Oracle. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin also confirmed with CNBC Monday morning that the White House had received TikTok's Oracle partnership proposal. . In order to move forward, TikTok parent company ByteDance and Oracle will first need to get approval from the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment in the Unites States (CFIUS). The deal must satisfy the committee's national security concerns. Trump has repeatedly said that the social media app poses risks amounting to a "national emergency.". TikTok was given a deadline, which is up on Tuesday, to sell to an American company or be banned in the U.S. Last month, TikTok sued the U.S. government, saying it lacked evidence to prove that the app was a threat to national security and that the company was denied due process to adequately secure a U.S. deal

This Week in Trivia: Emmy Award Edition Part 2

Ahead of the first-ever virtual Emmy Awards, we're taking a look back at the history of the event, trivia-style. Watch Cheddar's Hena Doba and Azia Celestino put their Emmy knowledge to the test.

As Trump holds back, tech firms step in on…

Lawmakers are increasingly turning to a new ally in their efforts to track foreign election interference

Mark Zuckerberg Says the App Store Has Unilateral…

Mark Zuckerberg Says the App Store Has Unilateral Control Over Apps. Zuckerberg says "questions" need to be asked when it comes to the "unilateral control" Apple's App Store has over apps. The Facebook CEO was asked for his opinion on the antitrust backlash Apple is facing. Well I certainly think that they have the unilateral control of what gets on the phones in terms of apps. , Mark Zuckerberg, on HBO's 'Axios'. I think it's probably about 50% of Americans who have smart phones, and a lot more people around the world. I think there are more than a billion Apple devices. , Mark Zuckerberg, on HBO's 'Axios'. So I do think that there are questions that people should be looking into about that control of the App Store and whether that is enabling as robust of a competitive dynamic, Mark Zuckerberg, on HBO's 'Axios'. By contrast, Zuckerberg praised the App Store's rival, Google Play Store

Elizabeth Holmes May Use Surprise Defense

Elizabeth Holmes is facing serious prison time over the fraud scandal that brought down her health startup Theranos. Now Bloomberg reports that the 36-year-old might make the surprise move of using what amounts to an insanity defense at her March trial. Her lawyers plan to introduce evidence to show that...

Watchdog: FAA not prepared to update jet…

A government watchdog says the Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t updated standards for emergency airliner evacuations in nearly two decades

Apple Hits Back at Epic Games in Fortnite War

Apple on Tuesday made its latest move in the company's epic battle with Epic Games. After Epic introduced a direct-payment plan bypassing Apple and Google platforms (which take a significant cut of the proceeds from in-game purchases), both tech giants responded by removing Epic's wildly popular Fortnite from their app...

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Colin Kaepernick Returns to 'Madden' as Playable…

Colin Kaepernick Returns to 'Madden' as Playable Character . On Tuesday, EA Sports released an update allowing players to sign Kaepernick in the game's franchise mode for the first time since 'Madden 17.'. Colin Kaepernick is one of the top free agents in football and a starting-caliber quarterback, EA Sports, via statement. The team at EA Sports, along with millions of Madden NFL fans, want to see him back in our game... We look forward to seeing Colin on Madden NFL teams everywhere, EA Sports, via statement. Kaepernick left the NFL in 2016 following controversy over his stance against police brutality and racial injustice. He has been a free agent ever since. EA Sports confirmed he will be rated as an 81 overall, the game's highest-rated free agent. Kaepernick worked with the game developer to develop his avatar, . requesting the inclusion of his afro and his celebratory act of using a Black Power fist

Boutique Fitness Faces Obstacles in NYC Reopening

While gyms in New York have reopened with some restrictions, boutique fitness companies like SLT remain fully closed within the city itself, and the struggling businesses are organizing to fight Mayor Bill de Blasio on the mandate. Cheddar's Chloe Aiello reports.