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Boom! Just like that the eSIM market emerges – and jolly useful it is too (the register)

Thanks, Apple. Seriously Well, that didn't take long. Owners of new iPhones can now download an app and stick some data and minutes on the second SIM that Apple has thoughtfully included, allowing cheap calls and roaming data that your main SIM provider might not include.… [Author: Andrew Orlowski]
Tags: Apple, News, Andrew Orlowski


Researchers Explore New Batteries To Power Electric Planes

Can researchers built a new kind of battery powerful enough to fuel an electric airplane? MIT's Technology Review profiles a company co-founded by MIT materials science professor Yet-Ming Chiang: He and his colleague, Venkat Viswanathan, are taking a different approach to reach their next goal, altering not the composition of the batteries but the alignment of the compounds within them. By applying magnetic forces to straighten the tortuous path that lithium ions navigate through the electrodes...
Tags: New York, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Mit, Boeing, MIT s Technology Review, Venkat Viswanathan, Yet Ming Chiang, Power Electric Planes, Uber Airbus


Amazon Warehouse Collapse in Baltimore Leaves Two Dead

An anonymous reader quotes Engadget: Amazon is grappling with tragedy at one of its warehouses this weekend. A 50-foot wall at the company's southeast Baltimore fulfillment center collapsed on the night of November 2nd in the midst of a large storm, killing two people. They worked for an external company, an Amazon official told the Baltimore Sun... The storm was a particularly violent one that had torn roofs off apartment buildings and collapsed a ceiling at a TJ Maxx store, injuring three peop...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Baltimore, Tj Maxx, Engadget, Baltimore Sun, Amazon Warehouse Collapse


Sankaku App Gains iOS 12 Support

Sankaku Complex’s official iOS app has once more been updated, getting support for Apple’s latest iOS version as well as the new API the site is shifting to. The less than enthralling changelog: Polished iOS 12 support Introduction of the v2 API Fixes for all hitherto reported bugs As a reminder, any filtered (i.e. saucy) […]
Tags: Apple, Internet, Smartphones, Meta, Anime, Announcements, Sankaku Channel, Sankaku Complex


California Company Markets A $2,400 2W Laser Bong That You Need to Wear Protective Glasses To Use

Silicon Cali is now selling a massive device that uses a two-watt, 445 nanometer laser to light the bowl of a bong, according to an article shared by dmoberhaus: This is about 400 times more powerful than the average laser pointer, which has an output of about five milliwatts. Silicon Cali even sells special glasses that are meant to protect your eyes while looking directly at the laser when you take a hit. "The laser is not that dangerous, it's not going to cut your finger off or anything crazy...
Tags: California, Tech, Bitcoin, Zelaya, California Company Markets A, Silicon Cali, Justin Zelaya


Apple iPhones Will Get 5G in 2020: Report

5G speed might be coming to Apple products as soon as 2020, according to a recent report.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Gadgets, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Telecoms, 5g


QUICK ENDING! VRS Design Apple AirPods Giveaway (14 Winners) 11/15 2PP18+

Enter for your chance to win Apple AirPods from VRS Design, Inc. Other winners will receive a $50 Sephora Gift Card or $10 Starbucks Gift Card. Everyone receives a 25% off VRS Design Case How to... Click to read more...
Tags: Apple, Frugality, Electronics & Technology, Quick Ending, Multi Entry Limit, Ending in November, Cash & Gift Cards, Entertainment & Music, VRS Design Apple, VRS Design Inc, Starbucks Gift Card Everyone


Apple will accept some of your old iPhones, MacBooks, and Macs for repairs

Apple will soon launch a new Repair Vintage Apple Products Pilot program, according to 9to5Mac. The program will allow users to have some old iPhones, MacBooks, and Mac computers fixed by Apple Stores and authorized service providers. The post Apple will accept some of your old iPhones, MacBooks, and Macs for repairs appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, News, Mac, Trends, Macbook, Computing, Apple Stores


Is Data Science For All the New Computer Science For All?

UC Berkeley's fastest-growing class is their introduction to data science. (The Wall Street Journal calls it a combination of computer science and statistics "to mine the growing troves of data on everything from traffic patterns to the habits of social-media users.") But that's only the beginning. UC Berkeley plans to create a new Division of Data Science -- one of their biggest reorganizations in decades -- and this fall they even began offering a major in data science. "The division will enab...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Tech, Harvard, Berkeley, UC Berkeley, Wall Street Journal, David Wagner, AP Computer Science, Microsoft Facebook Google


Apple aims to make Face ID even better for 2019 iPhones

Apple is working on improvements to the Face ID system that will be integrated in next year's iPhones, according to noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. The upgraded sensor will be included in all 2019 iPhone models. The post Apple aims to make Face ID even better for 2019 iPhones appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Iphones, Facial Recognition, Ming Chi Kuo, Face Id, 2019 iPhones


Should Alexa Be Your Child's Friend?

"Alexa, will you be my friend?" "I'm happy to be your friend." What should a parent do when they hear their five-year-old having that conversation? Engadget explores the question, also providing another example. Four-year-old Aiden has struggled with bullies in school, and has found an unexpected friend in his grandmother's Echo Plus. After a particularly stressful day at school, his mother, Alexandria Melton, heard her son crying in the next room. "Alexa," he asked, "are we friends?" 'Of cou...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Aiden, Beverly Hills, John Mayer, Alexa, Engadget, Fran Walfish, Walfish, Robin E, Alexandria Melton, Alexa Her


The Devil is in the Data

Oliver J. Kim For the Symposium on The Law And Policy Of AI, Robotics, and Telemedicine In Health Care. At various points in our nation’s health history, a new technological advance is hyped as the silver bullet for our healthcare system. Of course, it is an axiom of law and public policy that the speed at which technology advances, vastly outpaces the law—that’s why we are coming together for this conference . Without legal, policy, and ethical guidelines to balance innovation, these ...
Tags: Google, Medicare, Bob, Smith, Medicaid, Branding, Guest Blogger, University of Pittsburgh, Medicare Medicaid, Jerry Smith, Health Information Technology for Economic, PHR, Children 's Health Insurance Program, AI Robotics, Washtenaw County Michigan, Data Sciences


Our lack of interest in data ethics will come back to haunt us

When was the last time you saw a creepy ad on Facebook, which seemed to know about a product you were discussing with a coworker? Or when was the last time you noticed that your Google search had been modified to suit variables like your current location and personal interests? These micro-events happen on a daily basis for most of us, and are reminders of how valuable and how ubiquitous our data really is. Data is the currency of the new world, and with 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created eac...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Contributors


Billionaires Are Chasing The Holy Grail of Energy: Fusion

Long-time Slashdot reader Zorro shared this article from Bloomberg: Not long before he died, tech visionary Paul Allen traveled to the south of France for a personal tour of a 35-country quest to replicate the workings of the Sun. The goal is to one day produce clean, almost limitless energy by fusing atoms together rather than splitting them apart. The Microsoft Corp. co-founder said he wanted to view the early stages of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor in Cadarache firsthan...
Tags: Elon Musk, France, Tech, Bloomberg, Mit, Paul Allen, Peter Thiel, Stephen Hawking, ITER, Bezos, Allen, Slashdot, Microsoft Corp, Vancouver Canada, Mowry, Zorro


How New, Polite Linus Torvalds Points Out Bad Kernel Code

Linus Torvalds "has shown already for the new Linux 4.20~5.0 cycle he isn't relaxing his standards but is communicating better when it comes to bringing up coding," reports Phoronix, adding "So far it looks like Linus' brief retreat is paying off with still addressing code quality issues -- and not blatantly accepting new code into the kernel as some feared -- but in doing so in a professional manner compared to his past manner of exclaiming himself over capitalized sentences and profanity that ...
Tags: Tech, Linux, Linus Torvalds, Phoronix, Linus, Bigben Interactive


“LarvalBot” underwater drone will reseed coral reefs damaged by climate change

Scientists from Queensland University of Technology have announced that they will repurpose autonomous underwater drones to rebuild areas of coral reefs that have been damaged by rising sea temperatures. The post “LarvalBot” underwater drone will reseed coral reefs damaged by climate change appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Climate Change, Trends, Drones, Underwater, Coral Reefs, Emerging Tech, Queensland University of Technology, Coral Larval Restoration


Autonomous underwater drone will reseed coral reefs damaged by climate change

Scientists from Queensland University of Technology have announced that they will repurpose autonomous underwater drones to rebuild areas of coral reefs that have been damaged by rising sea temperatures. The post Autonomous underwater drone will reseed coral reefs damaged by climate change appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Climate Change, Trends, Drones, Underwater, Coral Reefs, Emerging Tech, Queensland University of Technology, Coral Larval Restoration


Volkswagen Might Put Audi on the Back Burner, Spend More Time With Ford: Report

According to sources who spoke to Reuters, Volkswagen Group has more interest in pursuing technological relationships with new partners, especially Ford, than continuing on with Audi as its main development hub. At least for a while. VW CEO Herbert Diess will reportedly unveil a 10-year plan to his company’s board later this month, part of an […] The post Volkswagen Might Put Audi on the Back Burner, Spend More Time With Ford: Report appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Green, Vw, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Volkswagen, Self-driving Cars, R&D, Audi, EVs, Partnerships, Platforms, Herbert Diess, News Blog


Walmart adds an AR scanner to its iOS app for product comparisons (techcrunch)

Walmart is giving augmented reality a shot. The retailer today announced the launch of a new AR scanning tool in its iPhone application which will help customers with product comparisons. However, unlike a typical barcode scanner meant only to compare prices on one item at a time, Walmart’s AR scanner can be panned about across store shelves, offering details on pricing and customer ratings beneath the products it sees. The technology was first developed by a team at an internal Walmart hackath...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, News, Walmart, Walmart Labs, Sarah Perez, Tim Sears


Facebook reorganizes Oculus for AR/VR’s long-haul

Facebook is again looking to whip Oculus into shape for its 10-year journey towards making virtual reality mainstream. According to two sources, Facebook reorganized its AR and VR team this week from a divisional structure focused around products to a functional structure focused around technology areas of expertise. While no one was laid off, the change could eliminate redundancies by uniting specialists so they can iterate towards long-term progress rather than being separated into groups d...
Tags: Apple, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hardware, La, Samsung, Tech, Xiaomi, Htc, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap


Twitter Deletes Over 10,000 Bots That Discouraged US Midterm Voting

Twitter has deleted over 10,000 disinformation bots discouraging Americans from voting in Tuesday's midterm elections. An anonymous reader quotes CNN: Twitter said that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had brought the accounts to their attention. "For the election this year we have established open lines of communication and direct, easy escalation paths for state election officials, DHS, and campaign organizations from both major parties," the spokesperson said. The company said...
Tags: Twitter, US, Tech, Dhs, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, United States, Reuters, DCCC, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee


The Winklevoss Twins Want $32 Million in Allegedly Stolen Bitcoins Back

A former Bitcoin tycoon who served a year in prison for his role facilitating transactions on the Silk Road digital drug bazaar is being sued by none other than the Winklevoss twins, the HarvardConnection creators famous for suing Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly stealing the idea for Facebook from them.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Silk Road, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Technology, Finance, Cybersecurity, Bitcoin, Courts, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Winklevoss, Winklevoss Twins, Charlie Shrem, Winklevossed


The Winkleboss Twins Want $32 Million in Allegedly Stolen Bitcoins Back

A former Bitcoin tycoon who served a year in prison for his role facilitating transactions on the Silk Road digital drug bazaar is being sued by none other than the Winklevoss twins, the HarvardConnection creators famous for suing Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly stealing the idea for Facebook from them.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Silk Road, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Technology, Finance, Cybersecurity, Bitcoin, Courts, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Winklevoss, Winklevoss Twins, Charlie Shrem, Winklevossed, Winkleboss Twins


Tesla supporters are making 5 crucial mistakes (TSLA)

Tesla is heading into 2019 in better shape than it ever has been in the past. But that doesn't mean it's time to let Tesla bullishness run free. Many of Tesla's ambitious supporters are making big mistakes about the company. Tesla turned an important corner a few weeks back when it reported its first quarterly profit since 2016. Coming after easily the most surreal and strange summer in the company's 15-year history, this was good news — and a fulfillment of CEO Elon Musk's prediction that th...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Tesla, Earth, Ford, Gm, TSLA, Silicon Valley, Toyota, Wood, Munster, Musk, Don, Dan Ammann


Are Touchscreens Robbing a Generation of Surgeons of Their Dexterity?

schwit1 shared this article from the BBC: A professor of surgery says students have spent so much time in front of screens and so little time using their hands that they have lost the dexterity for stitching or sewing up patients. Roger Kneebone, professor of surgical education at Imperial College, London, says young people have so little experience of craft skills that they struggle with anything practical. "It is important and an increasingly urgent issue," says Prof Kneebone, who warns medica...
Tags: London, Tech, Bbc, Imperial College London, Imperial College, Roger Kneebone, Prof Kneebone


Here's how to decide between the six new colors of the iPhone XR (AAPL)

In many ways, Apple's new iPhone XR is superior to the also-new iPhone XS.  But if you're set on the iPhone XR, you only need to make a few final decisions, like storage size, and most importantly, the color. If you don't feel like visiting an Apple Store to see the new iPhone XR colors for yourself, YouTuber Marques Brownlee, a.k.a. "MKBHD," spent some time with the new iPhone XR at Apple's big September event and took some beautiful footage of the colorful new phones using his incredible 8K c...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Marques Brownlee


In a court filing, Edward Snowden says a report critical to an NSA lawsuit is authentic

An unexpected declaration by whistleblower Edward Snowden filed in court this week adds a new twist in a long-running lawsuit against the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs. The case, filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation a decade ago, seeks to challenge the government’s alleged illegal and unconstitutional surveillance of Americans, who are largely covered under the Fourth Amendment’s protections against warrantless searches and seizures. It’s a big step forward for th...
Tags: Verizon, Hong Kong, Snowden, Nsa, Russia, San Francisco, Tech, Hawaii, Edward Snowden, Moscow, Eff, National Security Agency, George W Bush, Mark Klein, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Bush


Amazon reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ to open HQ2 in Virginia

These sorts of major decision no doubt take some time. And, of course, Amazon is clearly milking the decision making process for all it’s worth as cities across the States roll out the red carpet. According to a new report from The Washington Post, however, the big news surrounding where the company opens its second headquarters may come sooner than later. The Bezos-owned paper is reporting that the retail giant is in “advanced talks” with Crystal City, a neighborhood in North Virginia that l...
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Washington, Virginia, Tech, States, The Washington Post, Bezos, Crystal City, HQ2, North Virginia


Just Dance 2019 and BBDO Paris Reveals Why We All Love To Dance

On October 25th 2018, Ubisoft released a new edition of Just Dance : Just Dance 2019.Like last year, the game will be available on Nintendo Switch™, Wii U™, Wii™, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system THE CHALLENGE:Show everyone that the Just Dance Franchise is one of the most fun and exciting dance experience you could have.THE AMBITION:Create a campaign driven by a single objective: give people an irresistible urge to dance.THE STRATEGY:With Just Dance 2019, there...
Tags: Technology, Video Games, Advertising, Nintendo, Britney Spears, Ubisoft, BBDO, Gary Freedman, Gloria J, Just Dance 2019


Bill Gates Backs A Company That Doubles the Shelf Life of Vegetables

Slashdot reader pgmrdlm shared this article from CNN Business: One company is doubling the shelf-life of avocados, citrus and other produce by taking a chemical-free cue from nature.... After researching the issue, Apeel CEO James Rogers realized spoilage was at the root of the problem. In 2012, he founded Apeel Sciences, which aims to extend the shelf-life of food and reduce waste. Rather than relying on chemical agents to preserve fresh produce, it develops a special protective coating to slow...
Tags: Whole Foods, Tech, Bill Gates, Fda, Costco, Kroger, Walter Robb, James Rogers, Apeel Sciences, Apeel, Andressen Horowitz, Shelf Life of Vegetables, Micorosoft



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