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A Little Bit of Everything

  Wow, what great guesses you gave! You never cease to amaze me with your creative responses. I especially liked Kathy B's about it being for plunking an elephant's eyebrows. Not that anyone would do that, but to think that the guessing game item might be made for that unimaginable task me laugh out loud. Elephant's hair is very strong. On another note, some of you have mentioned that you have not been receiving my blog, and if that is the case you won't see this note. But if fo...
Tags: Travel, Google, France, India, Paris, Sarah, Rajasthan, Kathy, Lizzie, Patti, Laurie, Sacha, Yann, Tongue in Cheek, Kathy B, St Zacharie


Cybersecurity experts expect interference, but not a repeat of 2016

WASHINGTON — Shane Huntley has seen every form of state-sponsored cyberattack, first as an Australian intelligence officer and now as director of Google’s most advanced team of threat detectors. So when he was asked what surprised him the most about the 2018 midterm elections, his response was a bit counterintuitive: “The answer is surprisingly little […]
Tags: Google, News, Washington, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Shane Huntley


How Llamas Could Help Us Fight the Flu

An anonymous reader quotes a report from PBS: Researchers now think they're on the path to a new kind of flu protection -- one that might last longer and work against all types of influenza viruses. The source of their new defense: llamas. These furry South American mammals produce special antibodies -- molecules that mark foreign invaders in our bodies for destruction -- that can identify a huge range of elusive influenza viruses. A new study used these antibodies to target multiple strains of ...
Tags: America, Tech, Pbs


Prime and Google One FREE, with One or More MetroPCS Plans.

I had dropped my smartphone numerous times on all kinds of surfaces, with no ill consequences. A day of two ago my luck ran out--I dropped the phone in just the right way on just the right surface that the glass cracked like a hard-boiled egg. That wasn't so bad, though. I had really, really gotten disgusted with the poor signal that I was getting with my present carrier, resulting in embarrassing dropped calls galore, and other issues, so I was planning to change carriers anyway. This event si...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Books, Amazon Prime, MetroPCS


Korean AI startup Skelter Labs lands strategic investment to expand to Southeast Asia

Korean AI startup Skelter Labs is expanding to Southeast Asia after it pulled in undisclosed funding from Singapore-based VC firm Golden Gate Ventures. Skelter Labs was founded in 2015 by founded by Ted Cho, the former engineering site director at Google Korea. It started out developing apps and services that made use of AI but then it pivoted to focus fully on AI tech, which it licenses out to companies and corporations that it works with. Now it is eying opportunities in  Japan and parts...
Tags: Google, Japan, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Malaysia, Korea, Seoul, Golden Gate, Cho, Vietnam Thailand, Carro, Skelter Labs, Lotte Homeshopping, Golden Gate Ventures Skelter Labs, Ted Cho


Korean AI startup Skelter Labs raises $10M to expand to Southeast Asia

Korean AI startup Skelter Labs is expanding to Southeast Asia after it pulled in $10 million in new funding led by Singapore-based VC firm Golden Gate Ventures. Skelter Labs was founded in 2015 by founded by Ted Cho, the former engineering site director at Google Korea. It started out developing apps and services that made use of AI but then it pivoted to focus fully on AI tech, which it licenses out to companies and corporations that it works with. This new money is aimed at enabling it t...
Tags: Google, Japan, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Malaysia, Korea, Seoul, Golden Gate, Cho, Vietnam Thailand, Carro, Skelter Labs, Lotte Homeshopping, Golden Gate Ventures Skelter Labs, Ted Cho


10 Tips and Tools For Writing Like a Pro

When you’re handling some or all of the writing for your company’s content marketing needs, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. After all, you’re not a professional writer. You don’t have a master’s degree in journalism or years of experience writing for publication. But what you do have is a deep knowledge of your customers, the ability to communicate your business’ unique value proposition, and a voice that’s all your own in a crowded market place. There is a wide range of options for creating c...
Tags: Google, Sales, Writer, Nora Roberts, Blog & Grow, Hillary Rettig


Create a Heat Map of Your Google Location History With This Tool

I’m a sucker for anything that takes text data and turns it into something visual. This week I came across Location History Visualizer, a tool that creates a heat map using your Google Location History.Read more...
Tags: Google, Maps, Lifehacks, Google Maps, Geolocation


Google AI Research: On-device text classification AI achieves 86.7% accuracy

Deep neural networks which are like dummy brains for an AI machine. These machines which performs image recognition and language translation, requires large amount of memory and computation power. While it is not a problem any more, but for mobile phones it is. Deploying an effective and accurate AI system on mobile shrinks due to [...] The post Google AI Research: On-device text classification AI achieves 86.7% accuracy appeared first on NextBigWhat..
Tags: Google, Business, Artificial Intelligence


Interstellar Objects, Google Walkout, and the Impossible Laptop: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Between an Apple event, the midterms, and a global technology worker walkout—in addition to everything else happening in our mad world—there was a lot of news to keep up on this week. Gizmodo covered it all and published some stellar long reads to boot.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Super Smash Bros, MacBook Air, Gizmodo, Extraterrestrial Life, Telescopes, Bison, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Best Of Gizmodo, Interstellar Objects, Intersteilar Space


Tablet Shipments Decline For 16th Straight Quarter

The tablet market has now declined year-over-year for 16 quarters straight. According to new estimates from IDC, "Q3 2018 saw an 8.6 percent year-over-year decline: 36.4 million units shipped worldwide, compared to 39.9 million units in the same quarter last year," reports VentureBeat. From the report: The only silver lining is that the Q3 2018 decline wasn't double digits again. While 2017 quarters only saw single-digit declines, Q1 2018 and Q2 2018 were in the double digits. The estimates come...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Samsung, Tech, Huawei, Idc


Make people valuable again

Vint Cerf Contributor Share on Twitter Vinton Gray Cerf, a co-founder of i4j -- innovation for jobs, is widely hailed as one of "the fathers of the Internet". Cerf was a manager for the United States' Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) funding groups to develop TCP/IP technology and currently serves as the Chief Evangelist of the Internet for Google. David Nordfors Contributor ...
Tags: TC, Column, Linkedin, Tech, Gallup, Digital Economy, TCP, Roosevelt, Cerf, Vint Cerf, Jim Clifton, Vinton Gray Cerf, Google David Nordfors Contributor David Nordfors


Trump says his administration is 'looking at' whether Amazon, Facebook and Google are violating antitrust laws (AAPL, GOOGL, AMZN)

President Donald Trump says his administration was "looking at" antitrust proceedings against tech giants Google, Amazon, and Facebook. In an interview with news site Axios that aired on HBO Sunday night, Trump said the $5 billion fine against Google from the European Union made him consider pursuing regulation. Trump has previously called the three companies a "very antitrust situation" but didn't comment on breaking them up. President Donald Trump says his administration was "looking at" an...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hbo, Wikipedia, Trends, European Union, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Jimmy Wales, Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission, Trump, Alphabet Google, Google Amazon, DON T, Jim VandeHei


Seattle-area company helps fringe site Gab return in wake of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Pittsburgh shooting suspect Robert Bowers had spewed anti-Semitic hate on social-media site Gab and wrote a post there shortly before the synagogue massacre. Gab later lost its web-hosting platform, but it has found a new host in Sammamish-based Epik.com.
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Nation, Seattle, Local News, Pittsburgh, Local Business, Eastside, Sammamish, EPIK, Nation & World, Robert Bowers


How Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg became too big to fail

Commentary: Few can imagine Facebook without Mark Zuckerberg, and that underscores how unaccountable our largest tech companies have become
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Technology, News


Female founders have brought in just 2.2% of US VC this year (yes, again)

Despite efforts to level the playing field for female entrepreneurs, U.S. female-founded startups have raised just 2.2 percent of venture capital investment in 2018. That statistic may sound familiar; it’s the exact same portion of capital startups founded by a solo female founder or an all-female team secured last year, too, according to PitchBook. That figure has become a sort-of rallying cry for female founders and their advocates as they try to develop solutions to a long-standing problem: f...
Tags: US, Tech


People Who Prefer Black Coffee Are More Likely To Have Psychopathic Or Sadistic Traits, Study Finds

A new study conducted at the University of Innsbruck in Austria finds that people who drink their coffee black often has psychopathic or sadistic traits. The study surveyed more than 1,000 adults about their taste preferences with foods and drinks that are bitter. They also took four different personality tests that assessed traits like narcissism, psychopathy, sadism, and aggression. From a report: Researchers found a trend that suggested a correlation between preferences for black coffee, and ...
Tags: Tech, Austria, University of Innsbruck


Amazon Reportedly Close to Picking Winner in Its HQ2 Shakedown, Though Who Knows

Amazon is inching ever closer to making its long-awaited decision on where to build its second North American headquarters, with the company entering “advanced discussions” to set up shop in Arlington County, Virginia’s Crystal City, with additional facilities in nearby Potomac Yard in Alexandria, the Washington Post…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Technology, Washington Post, Alexandria, Crystal City, Arlington County Virginia, Late Capitalism, HQ2, Potomac Yard


20th Century Fox Is Using AI To Analyze Movie Trailers, Find Out What Films Audiences Will Like

20th Century Fox is using AI to predict what films people will want to see. According to a recently published paper, researchers from the company are using machine learning to examine trailer footage and compare the objects and events it identifies with data generated for other trailers. "The idea is that movies with similar sets of labels will attract similar sets of people," The Verge reports. From the report: As the researchers explain in the paper, this is exactly the sort of data movie stud...
Tags: Google, Tech, Fox, Merlin, Logan Read, Logan First Merlin


Apple's First 5G iPhone Will Arrive In 2020, Says Report

Fast Company reports that Apple is working on a 5G iPhone that will come to market in 2020, according to a source familiar with the matter. From the report: Apple plans to use Intel's 8161 5G modem chip in its 2020 phones. Intel hopes to fabricate the 8161 using its 10-nanometer process, which increases transistor density for more speed and efficiency. If everything goes as planned, Intel will be the sole provider of iPhone modems. Intel has been working on a precursor to the 8161 called the 806...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Tech, Intel, Fast Company, Qualcomm


James Patterson released a work of interactive fiction on Facebook Messenger

One of the world’s best-selling authors is experimenting with a new form of digital-first storytelling. James Patterson has partnered with Facebook to release his latest novel,‘The Chef’, on its messaging app. The thriller has been available to read on Facebook Messenger since Tuesday and will make its print debut in February. Interested readers just have to send a message to “The Chef by James Patterson” on Messenger to get started with the immersive reading experience. Facebook Messen...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Messenger, Media, Instagram, Tech, Facebook Messenger, New Orleans, Rooney, James Patterson, Patterson, Alex Cross, Caleb Rooney


File-Sharing Software On State Election Servers Could Expose Them To Intruders

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ProPublica: As recently as Monday, computer servers that powered Kentucky's online voter registration and Wisconsin's reporting of election results ran software that could potentially expose information to hackers or enable access to sensitive files without a password. The insecure service run by Wisconsin could be reached from internet addresses based in Russia, which has become notorious for seeking to influence U.S. elections. Kentucky's was accessible...
Tags: Washington, Kentucky, Russia, Tech, Wisconsin, Center for Democracy and Technology, Joseph Lorenzo Hall


Table for Books

Reading table with compartments for books allows people to display books. ExhibiTable for homes, schools, offices, bookstores and libraries designed by Lu Chieh-Hua and Cheng Tzu-Hao. Also check out: Desk Made of Books
Tags: Design, Tech, Lu Chieh Hua, Cheng Tzu Hao


Apple starts selling refurbished iPhone 8 for $499; iPhone 8 Plus not in stock

Apple has started selling refurbished iPhone 8 units in its online store for $499, with the smartphones to come with a one-year warranty and a new battery. Unfortunately, there is no stock yet for refurbished iPhone 8 Plus units. The post Apple starts selling refurbished iPhone 8 for $499; iPhone 8 Plus not in stock appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Refurbished iPhone


11-inch iPad Pro vs. 10.5-inch iPad Pro: Can the new model take out the classic?

Apple has finally taken the wraps off of the new 11-inch iPad Pro, boasting a powerful new A12X Bionic processor, awesome modern design with an edge-to-edge display, and more. But is it much better than the older 10.5-inch iPad Pro? The post 11-inch iPad Pro vs. 10.5-inch iPad Pro: Can the new model take out the classic? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Computing, Ipad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 11-inch iPad Pro


Here are the top 5 things Apple announced at its October launch event (AAPL)

Apple held a splashy media event in Brooklyn on Tuesday to unveil its holiday menu of new laptops, iPads and other gadgets. Unlike the big event Apple hosted at its California headquarters in September to show off its new iPhone line-up, Tuesday's event was focused on computing devices designed for working and creating.  Here are some of the most important products that Apple unveiled on Tuesday:  A new MacBook Air that features a 13.3-inch Retina display with 4 million pixels, and replaces th...
Tags: Apple, California, Trends, Brooklyn, MacBook Air, Apple Pencil, Aapl, MacBook Air Mac Mini


2,000+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) Getting Started in November: Enroll Today

FYI. 2,000+ MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are getting underway this month, giving you the chance to take free courses from top flight universities. With the help of Class Central, we've pulled together a complete list of November MOOCS. And below we've highlighted several courses that caught our eye. The trailer above comes from  The Music of the Beatles , offered by the  University of Rochester. As you'll see, a good number of the courses start tomorrow: The Music of the Beatle...
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Brian Kemp's 'Cyber Crimes' Investigation Against Democrats Sure Looks Shady

Georgia Secretary of State and increasingly desperate Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, who is tied in the polls with Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams, has shamelessly used his position as the state’s top election monitor to purge hundreds of thousands of voters from the rolls and close hundreds of…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Science, Technology, Georgia, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Democratic, Brian Kemp, Stacey Abrams, 2018 Midterms


Autonomous drones perform search and rescue without the need for GPS

Researchers at MIT have developed an autonomous drone that can explore densely forested areas and produce collaborative maps. The drones could be used to find lost hikers who cannot be seen by helicopters or traditional drones. The post Autonomous drones perform search and rescue without the need for GPS appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Mit, Drones, Gps, Mapping, Search And Rescue, Emerging Tech, Hikers


iRobot, Google Team Up To Understand Your Smart Home

iRobot and Google are looking for ways to integrate the Roomba-maker's home maps with Google Assistant to extend instructions to other gadgets. "The collaboration centers on iRobot's Roomba i7+ vacuum models' ability to map home floor plans and remember room names," notes TechCrunch. From the report: As it is, Google Home users or anyone with Google Assistant can give a voice command like, "Hey Google, clean the kitchen," and a Roomba carries out the task. The integration supports the task acros...
Tags: Google, Tech, Roomba, Irobot, Colin Angle, Google Home



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