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Listen to SVCF Philanthropy Now podcast episodes free, on demand. As the largest community foundation in the world, SVCF engages donors and corporations from Silicon Valley, across the country and around the globe to make our region and world better for all. With our podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. Tune in, subscribe, and fo ...
 
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Senator Richard Blumenthal is again calling on Mark Zuckerberg to testify about Facebook’s research into Instagram and child safety. “It is urgent and necessary for you or Mr. Adam Mosseri to testify to set the record straight and provide members of Congress and parents with a plan on how you are going to protect our kids,” the Connecticut lawmaker…
 
NASA doesn't just want adults learning how to work with lunar soil. The space agency has launched a Lunabotics Junior contest that tasks K-12 students in the US with designing (but not manufacturing) a Moon-digging robot. They have to envision a compact (3.5ft by 2ft by 2ft) automaton that can dig and move lunar regolith while dealing with the stic…
 
We saw the 11-inch iPad Pro go on sale last week, and now Amazon has an even bigger discount on the 12.9-inch model. The 256GB WiFi version is $200 off right now, bringing it down to an all-time low of $999. That's also the same price as the 128GB model, so you're essentially getting double the storage at no extra cost.Buy 12.9-inch iPad Pro (256GB…
 
Epic Games Publishing is throwing its full weight behind two more indie studios, and really, they couldn't be more different — which is precisely the point. Epic has signed Eyes Out, the brand-spanking-new studio founded by Spec Ops: The Line director Cory Davis and Nine Inch Nails guitarist Robin Finck, and also Spry Fox, a veteran, award-winning …
 
The US Commerce Department has announced new rules related to the export and resale of cyber intrusion software. Once the limits come into effect in 90 days, companies that want to sell their hacking tools to countries “of national security or weapons of mass destruction concern” will need to obtain a license from the department’s Bureau of Industr…
 
DJI has revealed the Ronin 4D, a cinema camera system with a built-in 4-axis gimbal, 8K resolution and LiDAR rangefinder that promises "sharper, faster and more reliable focusing." With a price starting at $7,199, it's aimed at professionals, but shows DJI's technological prowess both with gimbals and camera technology. The "Zenmuse X9" camera is d…
 
You finally have a chance to try Android apps in Windows 11 — provided you're willing to live on the bleeding edge for a while. Microsoft has released an Insider Preview beta that enables the Amazon Appstore and support for running Android apps within Windows. Only 50 curated apps are available as part of the initial test (such as the Kindle app, L…
 
Despite CD Projekt Red insisting at the beginning of September it was still on track to release the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt by the end of the year, that's no longer the case. The developer now plans to ship the console and PC upgrades for Cyberpunk 2077 in the first quarter of 2022 (…
 
Facebook is taking new steps to crack down on groups users who break its rules, even when they have done so in other parts of the app.Under the new policy, Facebook will downrank content posted in groups by users who have broken its rules even if they have done so elsewhere on the company’s platform. The new rule will apply to any group member who …
 
Nearly four years after debuting on PlayStation 4, God of War is heading to PC. Sony will release its 2018 exclusive on Steam and the Epic Games Store on January 14th, the company announced on Wednesday. Provided you have the necessary hardware, the PC port will allow you to play God of War at an unlocked framerate and true 4K. Additionally, the po…
 
The free news app on Amazon Fire TV now offers local channels in another 60 cities, including Charleston, Wichita, Tucson, Reno, Raleigh-Durham and Honolulu. That means live and on-demand local news coverage is now available for 158 cities. Amazon has also almost doubled the total number of channels from 126 to 259.Amazon launched the app in late 2…
 
Google announced new 5G Pixel phones, Facebook introduced the Portal Go, and The Senate schedules a hearing with YouTube, Snapchat, and TikTok over young users’ safety. MP3 Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. You can get an ad-free feed of Daily Tech Headlines for $3 a month here. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none ofContinue reading "Goog…
 
Square Enix is ramping up its mobile game efforts by opening a studio devoted to phone titles. The publisher has launched a Square Enix London Mobile location that will focus on free-to-play games. It's relying on both Square Enix's own brands as well as other big-name licenses.The first projects reflect that strategy. The already-announced Tomb Ra…
 
Razer has refreshed its lineup of microphones aimed at streamers with new versions of two Seiren models. The Seiren V2 Pro and Seiren V2 X are both plug and play mics with a high pass filter to mitigate unwanted low frequencies and an analog gain limiter to tackle voice distortion.The mics each have a gain dial and mute button as well as a headphon…
 
On Wednesday, Samsung held its last Unpacked presentation of the year. The company headlined the event with the announcement of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition, a version of its clamshell foldable you can customize in a variety of colors. Specifically, you can choose between two frame tones (black or silver) and five front and back panel hues (…
 
After months of rumors, Apple has revealed not one but two new processors, along with a pair of new Macbook Pro laptops. The original M1 processor paired four high-performance and four low-power cores with a 7- or 8-core GPU, and with that set up it delivered impressive results. The M1-powered 13-inch MacBook Pro bested a 16-inch MacBook Pro with a…
 
Assassin's Creed Discovery Tours can offer valuable educational insights into historical periods, and that may be particularly true for the latest instalment. Ubisoft has released a Discovery Tour: Viking Age update for Assassin's Creed Valhalla that gives you the chance to explore Viking-era England and Norway without the usual conflicts. There's …
 
Facebook, ever on the search for ways to monetize its apps, recently introduced Catalogs and a basic cart to WhatsApp so users could shop directly from their chats. Now, the company is refining that process with the addition of Collections, essentially categorized lists that make it easier for WhatsApp users to find products. With the new feature, …
 
Never in my life did I think it would be important for me to know when someone else had pooped, but then I became a mom and here we are. The amount of stuff that mom’s need to keep track of is, in a word, immense. Since I brought my twins home from the hospital, I’ve used an app to note every bottle, diaper change, nap, medication, bath time and mo…
 
Another LEGO Star Wars game is heading to Apple Arcade, and it's the first social, action-adventure title in the franchise. The upcoming game, entitled LEGO Star Wars: Castaways, will have you building and customizing your own in-game LEGO minifigure character. Once you're done designing your own blocky hero, you'll head to a new planet where you c…
 
Google’s Pixel 6 family is officially priced and will launch on October 28th, available to pre-order today. While not cheap, both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, costing $599 and $899 respectively, land at tempting price points.EngadgetThese phones are going toe-to-toe with the iPhone and Galaxy S series. Again. But will Google finally be able to get …
 
After Facebook acquired the popular GIF repository Giphy (reportedly for $400 million), the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an investigation to determine if the merger would lessen competition. As part of that probe, it said Facebook couldn't continue with activities related to the merger (integrating products, merging teams a…
 
The union representing film production crews has avoided a strike with an agreement that will see its members paid up to 30 percent more on streaming productions, The Verge has reported. The deal represents a win for International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) workers, who have typically been paid less for streaming shows than thea…
 
Ongoing cyber threats to local water and wastewater systems were flagged in an advisory jointly sent out by the FBI, the EPA, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) last week. It warned that systems to ensure that sewage and other biohazards stay out of our drinking water are vulnerable. The advisory pointed to several cybe…
 
Pinterest is stepping up its efforts to lure creators to its platform, and making its app a little more like TIkTok in the process. The company showed off a number of new creator-focused features Wednesday to mark its annual “Creator Festival” event.The changes include a redesigned home feed that separates the app into two tabs: “Browse,” which fea…
 
Pixel 6 Hands-on.Pixel 6 Pro Hands-on.Google says Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro stick with 3 years of major OS updates, 5 years of security.It's not just you, the Google Store is struggling amid Pixel 6 launch, Google working on a fix.Real Tone is Google's attempt at a more inclusive Android camera.Google's Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro finally bring new camer…
 
Picture of the week.Windows 11 Watch - Don't update to Windows 11 unless you need to.Patch Tuesday - PrintNightmare fix to fix the previous print nightmare fix that broke other things.Point and Print feature is the problem, not a bug.On Windows 11, installing printers might also fail when using the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) in organizations …
 
Rosemary and Mikah have the new Apple Watch Series 7 and share their thoughts. Here's everything you need to know about Apple Watch Series 7 fast chargingApple's $129 MagSafe Duo Charger Can't Fast Charge Apple Watch Series 7Hands-on with Apple's gorgeous new Contour watch faceApple Watch Series 7 ships with new charging puck made from aluminum ins…
 
Google takes the wraps off the new Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones. Higher performance, new features and new colors we take a look at what Google’s latest smartphones bring to the table. Facebook is introducing a mobile 10.1-inch smart display called the Facebook Portal Go and Fisher Price is putting out a version of its Chatter play telephone that …
 
Google unveils the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with Google's first custom mobile chip Google Tensor, powering features like Magic Eraser, Motion Mode, Real Tone, Live Translate, and more. Plus, Google announces Pixel Pass, a purchasing plan that bundles the Pixel 6 or 6 Pro with YouTube Premium, YouTube Music, Google One, and Google Play Pass. #Pixel6L…
 
Sundar Pichai (left) and Rick Osterloh (right). | Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge‘We acknowledge we’re a challenger’ When did Google decide it would need to make its own custom processor for phones? “I think I started April 16th and it was around the 17th, in 2016,” says Rick Osterloh, Google’s head of hardware. He says he sat down with Google CEO…
 
Who Curates the curator? We may never know. But we do know but that the restored movies that Matthew Chadourne AND the Criterion Collection … collect are a MIXED bag of movies. All things Mathew is at (QEDComedyLab.com and this is GREAT. You will love. Donate to The Dork Forest if you like the show. There’s paypal links and venmo my email address. …
 
Apple announces new MacBook Pros, Foxconn is making electric cars, and Facebook launches a trial of its Novi wallet. MP3 Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. You can get an ad-free feed of Daily Tech Headlines for $3 a month here. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. Big thanks toContinue reading "Apple Announces Ne…
 
Photo Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The VergeThey’re also working on biometric recognition This week I’m talking to Jeep CEO Christian Meunier — and there’s a lot to talk about. Jeep just announced its second hybrid electric vehicle in the US, the Grand Cherokee 4xe. It also announced a plan for its first electric car in 2023 and to have EVs a…
 
Many people spent the pandemic binge-watching TV shows and movies. And if the streaming wars were heating up before, now they are white hot. Netflix got a head start and pretty much owned the streaming space for almost a decade. Now it’s fighting to hold on to that position. And the competition is real: Disney+, HBO, Apple TV. Will “Squid Game,” th…
 
Destination: Home is a key organization leading the way in ending homelessness in Silicon Valley. Through powerful cross-sector partnerships with Santa Clara County, private corporations and other community-based nonprofits, Destination: Home is a pioneer creating systemic change in our region. In this episode, SVCF Executive Vice President for Com…
 
SVCF Donor Circles are dynamic groups of Bay Area philanthropists who are passionate and knowledgeable about specific impact areas. Through collaboration, they achieve greater impact by learning and giving together. Donor circle member and Corporate Accelerator Forum CEO Diana Joseph and Palo Alto Players Managing Director Elizabeth Santana join to…
 
In many Silicon Valley neighborhoods where the majority of residents are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or People of Color) or are of undocumented status, there are not enough opportunities for community members to exercise their voices and advocate for a better, more equitable future. SVCF Neighborhoods Community Action Grants are bolstering the work t…
 
Welcome to the tenth episode in our mini-series featuring conversations focused on Racial Equity and Social Justice with the members of SVCF’s Community Advisory Council. Listen to the previous episode in the mini-series here, and continue to subscribe to the podcast to hear future episodes. South Santa Clara County, and Gilroy in particular, have …
 
While Supreme Court decision protects LGBTQ+ individuals in the workplace, millions in the LGBTQ+ community continue to face discrimination in so many aspects of life, including housing, public accommodations, education and credit. Today’s episode features Freedom for All Americans’ CEO and National Campaign Director Kasey Suffredini and Senior Vic…
 
139 - I'm super excited to share this conversation with you! It's not often that I get to "talk shop" with other wedding officiants, so it's a real treat when I do. Especially one as knowledgeable as today's guest, wedding officiant Amber Olsen. Officiant Amber is located in North Dakota, and has recently self-published a book jam-packed full of in…
 
On June 19, 1865, soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War was over. Since then, this day has been celebrated as the end of slavery in the United States. It also recognizes the culture and achievements of Black Americans and is a symbol of Black freedom. Designating Juneteenth as a holiday is significant, but how much of th…
 
San Mateo County's coastal communities are often overlooked, and historically have experienced challenges such as economic insecurity, lack of basic health services, limited public transportation and lack of access to affordable housing. These issues persist in these underserved communities today. Local nonprofits Pacifica Resource Center (PRC) and…
 
The United States is home to more than 23 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. AAPI communities are an integral part of our country’s history and they continue to make lasting social, cultural, economic and political contributions. However, they often remain underfunded and overlooked. In this episode, SVCF President and CEO Nicole Taylor…
 
Amidst the recent rise in reported anti-Asian violence and hate crimes, this year’s Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month has a solemn undertone. In this episode, SVCF Director of Community Investment Anne Im is joined by Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) CEO Sarita Kohli, New Breath Foundation President and Founder Eddy…
 
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