Google Has Figured Out a Way to Detect When Strangers Are Sneaking a Peek at Your Phone

With all the data that’s constantly sent and received by our phones, there’s been an ever-increasing focus on combating viruses, malware, and other online attacks, to the point that we sometimes forget what’s going on in the real world. But good physical security is still one of the most important things when it comes… Read more… Sam Rutherford #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews

Now you can play YouTube videos right inside WhatsApp

With WhatsApp, you can finally watch videos with your friends. The messaging platform has rolled out a new update to its iOS app that will allow users to play YouTube videos within the app itself, Hindustan Times reports. SEE ALSO: WhatsApp’s new ‘unsend’ feature could very well save you from yourself Now, when you receive a YouTube link and click on it, the video will play in WhatsApp. Before, the video would open in the YouTube app or a browser. You can also keep playing the video while you navigate to another chat, with a feature that WhatsApp refers to as “picture-in-picture.” The feature is not yet enabled, but WhatsApp news website WABetaInfo believes it will begin working tonight (though it’s unclear where it got the timeframe info). Read more… More about Facebook, Google, Youtube, Facebook Messenger, and Whatsapp Monica Chin #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews

How to Block Cryptocurrency Miners in Your Web Browser

Cryptocurrency miners are a new scourge on the web. Web pages can now embed JavaScript code that runs in your web browser to mine themselves Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies using your computer. The website keeps the cryptocurrency, and you get higher electric bills, 100% CPU usage that drags down your computer, and reduced battery life. Chris Hoffman #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews

The Gates Foundation is matching $2M in donations on Facebook for #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday, an global day of giving that always falls on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year Facebook is again partnering with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to match up to $2M in donations to fundraisers held on Facebook by nonprofits. Additionally, Facebook is waiving its typical 5% fee on donations to U.S-based nonprofits all day long. It’s a big step up from last year for both groups, when facebook only waived fees up to $500,000 and the Gates Foundation only matched $500,000 (but later increased it to $900,000 as the original milestone was hit within hours). Last year on Giving Tuesday Facebook raised $6.79M total via their fundraising platform, and $168M was raised worldwide by all participants. Matching for U.S nonprofits will be capped at $50,000, or $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button until the $2M matching limit is hit. This $1,000 limit means that the most successful nonprofits will have lots of individual fundraisers and donate buttons created by a variety of Facebook users, and not just rely on ones created by themselves. So in additional to actually donating money you can help by creating fundraiser for a nonprofit here, or just add a donate button to a facebook post by typing #donate. There’s also an option to go live and add a donate button to your lifestream, essentially letting you create your own mini telethon. Matching starts at 8am ET, so if you’re planning on donating to a your favorite charity make sure you do it early in case the matching funds run out. Featured Image: Frederic Stevens/Getty Images Let’s block ads! (Why?) Fitz Tepper #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews

Photoshop uses AI to make selecting people less of a hassle

Masking a human or other subject out of a scene is a pretty common trick nowadays, but it’s is still arguably one of the hardest and lowest-tech parts of Photoshop. Adobe’s about to make that a lot easier, thanks to an upcoming AI-powered feature cal… #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews

Watch this interview with Amazon’s Jeff Bezos from 1999

In 1999, 60 Minutes “wangled an invitation” to visit Jeff Bezos at his humble Seattle office. Amazon was just five years old at the time but already had a stock market value of $30B. They sent correspondent Bob Simon to Amazon’s headquarters which was located near a pawn shop and a “porno parlor.” Simon likened the space to a “college dorm” and gave billionaire Bezos a hard time about his desk (a door with 4×4 legs) and his car (a modest Honda sedan). Is it me or does Simon seem to be mocking Bezos? (reddit) Rusty Blazenhoff #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews

What’s the best convertible 2-in-1? The Spectre x360 and Yoga 920 enter the ring

In our HP Spectre x360 vs. Lenovo Yoga 920 comparison, we pit two excellent convertible 2-in-1s against each other to find out which reigns supreme in terms of performance, battery life, build quality, and more. The post HP Spectre x360 13 vs. Lenovo Yoga 920: Fighting for convertible 2-in-1 primacy appeared first on Digital Trends. Mark Coppock #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews

Tips on how to save battery life on an iPhone (and a common myth busted)

Each iteration of the iPhone is better than the last, but not when it comes to battery life. Thankfully, these tips explain how to save battery life on an iPhone — no outlet necessary. The post Tips on how to save battery life on an iPhone (and a common myth busted) appeared first on Digital Trends. Simon Hill #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews

How to buy a TV online without losing your mind

A television is a great gift for all occasions, from birthdays to Christmas and graduations. But buying one for your spouse, friend, relative, or yourself can be an intimidating prospect. There are seemingly infinite models, brands, and features to choose from. And with every page full of long strings of letters and numbers, and science-y phrases like “Quantum Dot Color” and “Triluminous Display,” it’s hard to know which specs are important to consider, and which are just bluster. Luckily, Mashable is here to help. We’ve scoured the heaps of televisions available online to help you figure out exactly how to buy a TV online without losing your mind. Read more… More about Tv, Apple, Apple Tv, Tvs, and Oled Monica Chin #pch3lp #tech #TheNewz #technology #TechNews