Elizabeth Warren wants to stop Amazon’s iRobot acquisition

Elizabeth Warren wants to stop Amazon’s iRobot acquisition

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) A handful of Democratic lawmakers led by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren added their aa name rising chorus of activists calling on the Federal Trade Commission to step on the brakes Amazon acquires $ 1.7 billion iRobot. Lawmakers have warned that the deal, if allowed, would harm consumers and “reduce competition … Read more

Google CEO Pichai asks questions about cost cuts at the full-fledged meeting

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet, makes a gesture during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos on January 22, 2020. Fabrice COFFRINI | AFP | Getty Images As Google tries to navigate an unfamiliar environment of slowing growth, lowering costs and employee dissent over cultural change, CEO Sundar Pichai finds … Read more

The YouTube algorithm doesn’t care if you ‘thumbs down’ videos

< div> YouTube has already blocked videos from displaying the number of dislikes received, but apparently giving a thumbs down to a video doesn’t change the number of similar videos recommended by the platform.Photo: Wachiwit (Shutterstock) My YouTube recommendations are filled with old reruns of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. It might be partly my mistake … Read more

Will the Ethereum Merger Reduce Cryptocurrency Issues?

An ether mining machine on display at a cryptocurrency convention in Thailand.Photo: Lauren De Cicca (Getty Images) If you type the phrase “union” into Google today, you will be treated with a countdown: it will arrive in just over two days, at the time of this writing. The countdown is ticking to one of the … Read more

Apple isn’t done with 2022 – here’s what’s still to come

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and can earn commissions as an Amazon Affiliate and Affiliate Partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not affect our editorial content. Even after the iPhone 14 event, Apple still has more tricks up its sleeve for 2022. Here’s what’s still planned for October and beyond. The “Far … Read more

Comparison: The new AirPods Pro versus the original AirPods Pro

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and can earn commissions as an Amazon Affiliate and Affiliate Partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not affect our editorial content. Apple announced the second generation of AirPods Pro at its “Far Out” event on September 7th. Here’s how it compares to the first generation. Like the … Read more

Google and Amazon workers line the streets to protest Israel’s “Nimbus Project”

Workers gather outside Google’s New York City office on Thursday, September 8, 2022.Photo: Mack De Geurin / Gizmodo “No justice, no peace, the tech operators are on the streets!” Those words echoed in the air outside Google’s New York City office as workers left for the day Thursday night. Outside, they faced a street full … Read more

Chinese Supply Chain: Tech companies are slowly moving manufacturing away from China

In the coming weeks, Apple and Google will unveil their latest generation of smartphones, playing to distinguish new devices from previous models. But one of the most significant changes will largely go unnoticed by consumers – some of these phones won’t be manufactured in China. A small portion of Apple’s latest iPhones will be made … Read more

All new in Chrome 105

Photo: Optura Design (Shutterstock) Google pumps it out new software for your web browser like a watch; so often, in fact, you may tend to exclude new versions as they become available. Don’t skip Chrome 105, though: met patch a bunch of nasty security vulnerabilities and adds some new features to boot. Google fixes 24 … Read more

Precise location provides your coordinates to apps

Photo: Angie Yes (Shutterstock) It’s no secret that our apps use our locations – in fact, many need them to function properly. You wouldn’t get very far on your journey if Google Maps couldn’t see your location. But smartphone makers don’t clarify how the position-sharing of works –in particular that you can choose between sharing … Read more