United Nations Says Earth's Ozone Layer Is Repairing

An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: The ozone layer, which protects us from ultraviolet light, looks to be successfully healing after gaping holes were discovered in the 1980s. The Northern Hemisphere could be fully fixed by the 2030s and Antarctica by the 2060s. A new United Nations report says it's an example of what global agreements can achieve. The ozone layer had been damaged by man-made chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). The chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) effectively b...
Tags: Tech, Bbc, United Nations, Antarctica, South Pole, Northern Hemisphere

After Lion Air Crash, Boeing Reportedly Will Warn That the 737 Max Can 'Abruptly Dive' by Mistake

Aerospace giant Boeing is preparing to alert pilots of its new 737 Max line of passenger jets warning that inaccurate readings in an onboard flight-monitoring system can cause the planes “to abruptly dive,” Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing a source with knowledge of the matter.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Bloomberg, Aircraft, Airplanes, Disasters, Aviation, Airlines, Boeing, 737 Max, Lion Air crash, Lion Air Crash Boeing

Facebook connects Russia to 100+ accounts it removed ahead of mid-terms

The 115 accounts Facebook took down yesterday for inauthentic behavior ahead of the mid-term elections may indeed have been linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency, according to a new statement from the company. It says that a site claiming association with the IRA today posted a list of Instagram accounts it had made which included many Facebook had taken down yesterday, and it also has since removed the rest. The IRA was previously llabeled as responsible for using Facebook to i...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Facebook Pages, Government, Russia, US, Tech, Ira, Internet Research Agency, Facebook Election Interference, Russian election interference, Election Interference, Internet Research Agency IRA

Alibaba rival plays the long-game on technology investment

China’s  has made it clear recently that it’s venturing into artificial intelligence and automation. Every few months over the past year, the online retailer – China’s second-largest by transactions after Alibaba – has unveiled new products based on cutting-edge technology: for example drone delivery, self-driving trucks, fully automated warehouses, to name a few. Most of these technologies are still in their testing phase and JD’s ever expanding technology investment is already eati...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Ecommerce, Asia, China, Supply Chain, Tech, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Alibaba,, Tencent, WeChat, Mobile Payments, Alibaba Group

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions: A Due Diligence Checklist to Assess Risk

By Richard D. Harroch, Jennifer Martin, and Richard V. Smith Data privacy, cybersecurity, and data breach risks are important due diligence issues in mergers and acquisitions. Post-acquisition discovery of security problems, and even notifiable breaches, is a far too common scenario. According to one report, more than a third (40%) of acquiring companies engaged in a merger and acquisition proceeding said they discovered a cybersecurity problem during the post-acquisition integration of the acqu...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Europe, Post, Organization, Yahoo, California, Sales, San Francisco, Department Of Defense, Eu, ISO, Sony, SEC, Silicon Valley, Fda

Coding one month later...

Here are some more observations from my refresh course in programming 30 years after graduating in IT:My engineering degree came in handy to understand the basic concepts of programming language, but that was actually just a start, it makes sure your not intimidated and give up at the first glance of codeWhat is useful though, is the years of experience of finding bugs in code (including my high school years), it requires a certain skill to put in the right checks and breakpointsMy design exper...
Tags: Google, Speaking, Jess Watters

Microsoft's Cortana Boss Javier Soltero Is Leaving the Company

Corporate Vice President of Cortana Javier Soltero is leaving the company after being in charge of Cortana for less than a year. "Soltero joined Microsoft when it bought at the end of 2014 Acompli, a mobile mail startup in San Francisco which he co-founded and led," reports ZDNet. "After joining Microsoft four years ago, Soltero spearheaded Outlook Mobile, then all of Outlook." Before being appointed to run Cortana in March of this year, he was the head of strategy for Office. From the report: L...
Tags: Microsoft, Office, Cortana, San Francisco, Tech, Clarke, Zdnet, Javier Soltero, Soltero, Ai Research, Cortana Javier Soltero, Outlook Mobile, Rajesh Jha Microsoft, Perry Clarke

Google Advises SEOs on How to Implement Lazy Loading Correctly by @MattGSouthern

Google has created a document that offers guidance to SEOs on implementing lazy loading for images and video.The post Google Advises SEOs on How to Implement Lazy Loading Correctly by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo

Water Cooler: Video Game Strategy Guides, Cooking Shows, American Vandal, King Kong, Bohemian Rhapsody & Outlaw King

On the November 6, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , weekend editor Brad Oman , senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about what we’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes , Google Play , Overcast , Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Opening Banter :  Who...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Netflix, Ariana Grande, Disneyland, Carly Rae Jepsen, Chris, Peter, Ben, Ryan, Brad, Shane, Jacob, Ralph, Ben Pearson, Players Club

Microsoft Has Built Its New Campus In Minecraft To Introduce Employees

Microsoft is using Minecraft to help employees get acquainted with a refresh of the company's campus in Redmond, Washington. CNBC reports: Earlier this year, Microsoft enlisted Blockworks, a company that uses Minecraft's digital building blocks for designing real-world projects, to create a miniature rendering of the campus facelift, which is scheduled for completion in 2022. They're using graphics that are far more immersive than two-dimensional photos and videos. While Minecraft was designed f...
Tags: Microsoft, Tech, Minecraft, James Delaney, Blockworks, Redmond Washington CNBC

Where to find Man City vs. Shakhtar Donetsk on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Man City vs. Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League, you’ve come to the right place. Turner and Univision’s coverage of the UEFA club competitions continues Wednesday with their broadcast of Man City vs. Shakhtar Donetsk. FOX Sports no longer has the rights, so if you want to watch the game on TV in English, B/R Live is the way to go. Or you can watch it on TV via Galavision. More details below. Match: Man City vs. Shakhtar Donetsk Ki...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Usa, England, Nbc, Mexico, US, Sport, Soccer, Uefa, Man City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Cnbc, Turner, UEFA Champions League, Univision

This Is the Future of Democracy

It’s the 2018 midterms, and today you have your chance to record just how you feel about that. The New York Times has set up a live map of results across the nation, where readers can click one of six emojis (angry, sad, afraid, neutral, happy, and laughing) to have their feelings on the midterms logged for... some…Read more...
Tags: Elections, Science, Technology, Media, Social Media, Data, New York Times, Emoji, 2018 Midterms

China’s obsession with short videos has its internet giants worried

Take a subway ride in China and expect to see a lot of commuters’ eyes glued to TikTok videos on their phones. Video clips like TikTok’s are now consuming nearly nine percent of Chinese people’s time online, a 5.2 percent jump from 2017, according to app analytics firm QuestMobile. Apps such as TikTok — which is operated by ByteDance, the world’s highest valued startup at $75 billion — have become popular among previously camera-shy users. Those who lack editing experience can now easily a...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Twitter, Media, Entertainment, China, Tech, Bloomberg, Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, Streaming Video, Weibo, Taobao, Pony Ma, Baidu AliBaba

Grab pulls in $250M from Hyundai as ongoing round reaches $2.7B

Grab, the Singapore startup that bought Uber’s Southeast Asia business earlier this year, continues to announce strategic investors for its ongoing Series H funding round. The latest edition revealed today is Korean automotive firm Hyundai, which is investing $250 million. Hyundai first invested in Grab in January, and it joins recently announced investors Microsoft (undisclosed) and Booking Holdings ($200 million) in the round, which is aimed at reaching at least $3 billion before the end of...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Uber, Asia, Microsoft, Indonesia, China, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Collaborative Consumption, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Thailand, Automotive, United States

Foxconn Denies Looking To Transfer Chinese Workers To Incoming Wisconsin Factory

A Wall Street Journal article published this morning reported that Foxconn is looking to transfer some of its Chinese workers to Wisconsin in time for its new factory opening in Racine. The article says that these workers would likely be engineers and would fill a gap in prospective talent due to a tight labor market. Foxconn has since denied these claims. The Verge reports: In a comment to Gizmodo, Foxconn denied that it was recruiting Chinese workers. The company said: "We can categorically st...
Tags: Tech, Taiwan, Wisconsin, Wall Street Journal, Foxconn, Racine, Wisconsin Factory, Gizmodo Foxconn

'Almost All' Pakistani Banks Hacked In Security Breach, Report Says

The cybercrime wing of Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency has said data from "almost all" Pakistani banks was stolen in a recent security breach. FIA Cybercrimes Director retired Capt Mohammad Shoaib told Geo News that hackers based outside the country had breached the security systems of several local banks. "The hackers have stolen large amounts of money from people's accounts," he added. From a report: He said the FIA has written to all banks, and a meeting of the banks' heads and securi...
Tags: Tech, Pakistan, FIA, Federal Investigation Agency, Shoaib, Geo News, Capt Mohammad Shoaib

The top 10 books on Apple's iBooks-US

iBook charts for week ending November 6, 2018: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher :iBooks US Bestseller List - Paid Books1. Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly - 9780316486675 - (Little, Brown and Company)2.... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Business, US, Michael Connelly

Google offers email with extra security for journalists, politicians, activists ... and you?

What difference could it make for people with valuable info in their inbox?
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The Rise Of The Freelance Lawyer

More and more attorneys are opting for a freelance lifestyle and LAWCLERK is there to help.
Tags: Technology, Podcasts, Law, Small Law Firms, Thinking Like A Lawyer, LAWCLERK

Tinder now has 4.1M paying users, expects $800M in revenue this year

Facebook Dating is no challenger to Tinder-owner Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH), which posted third-quarter earnings per share of 44 cents on Tuesday. The company, which owns several brands of internet dating services, including Tinder, Hinge, Ok Cupid and PlentyOfFish, surpassed analyst’s forecasted revenue of $437 million, reporting Q3 revenue of $444 million, a 29 percent increase year-over-year. Match says it expects to bring in a total of $1.72 billion in annual revenue. Despite positive ...
Tags: Facebook, Tinder, Tech, Earnings, Dallas, Match, IAC, Bumble, Hinge, Match Group, Mandy Ginsberg, MTCH, Match Group NASDAQ, Facebook Dating, Wall Street Match, U S Match

TWIICE One Exoskeleton furthers the promise of robotic mobility aids

Few things in the world of technology can really ever be said to be “done,” and certainly exoskeletons are not among their number. They exist, but they are all works in progress, expensive, heavy, and limited. So it’s great to see this team working continuously on their TWIICE robotic wearable, improving it immensely with the guidance of motivated users. TWIICE made its debut in 2016, and like all exoskeletons it was more promise made than promise kept. It’s a lower-half exoskeleton that support...
Tags: Gadgets, Wearables, Hardware, Tech, Robotics, Exoskeleton, EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL, Silke Pan

Blockchain-Based Elections Would Be a Disaster For Democracy

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: If you talk to experts on election security (I studied with several of them in graduate school) they'll tell you that we're nowhere close to being ready for online voting. "Mobile voting is a horrific idea," said election security expert Joe Hall when I asked him about a West Virginia experiment with blockchain-based mobile voting back in August. But on Tuesday, The New York Times published an opinion piece claiming the opposite. "Building a...
Tags: West Virginia, Tech, Ars Technica, New York Times, Times, Joe Hall, Alex Tapscott, Tapscott, Blockchain Research Institute Tapscott

In hunt for HQ2, Amazon gets huge data grab from 238 cities, counties’s 14-month search for a second headquarters is coming to an anti-climatic conclusion: The company is said to be picking at least two, smaller locations, and will likely use data from the hundreds of cities that applied to plan a longer-term, more incremental expansion. Over the course of its much-hyped selection process, Amazon gathered information from 238 municipalities wooed into the running for the e-commerce giant’s next campus, which came with promises for 50,000 new high-paying...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Business, Florida, New York, Washington, Toronto, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Washington Dc, Miami, North America, Seattle, Latin America, Northern Virginia

Google Ads Improves its Search Ad Metrics With Clearer Insights by @MattGSouthern

Google Ads is rolling out new metrics providing better insight into where ads appear on the search results page.The post appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Paid Search

How to watch the Samsung Developer Conference 2018 keynote

The Samsung Developer Conference may not be as consumer-focused as WWDC or Google I/O, but this year it could be home to something big -- a teaser for Samsung's upcoming foldable smartphone. Here's how you can watch the keynote for yourself. The post How to watch the Samsung Developer Conference 2018 keynote appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Samsung Developer Conference, Android Army, SDC 2018

Three ways to avoid bias in machine learning

Vince Lynch Contributor Vince Lynch is CEO of IV.AI, an artificial intelligence company that teaches machines how to understand human language so companies can better engage, understand and serve their customers. At this moment in history it’s impossible not to see the problems that arise from human  bias . Now magnify that by compute and you start to get a sense for just how dangerous human  bias  via machine learning can be. The damage can be twofold: Influenc...
Tags: TC, Column, New York City, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Brian, Bias, Carnegie Mellon, Cincinnati, Tay Microsoft, Vince Lynch

Three European Countries Block Tax On Tech Giants

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire's efforts to rally his European Union colleagues around a new tax on tech giants fell short, as countries skeptical of the plan doubled down on their opposition, and others, including Italy, said they'll push ahead with their own plans. Ministers from Denmark, Ireland and Sweden said they couldn't support the tax in its current form, casting doubt on the proposal's future, since unanimity is required to pa...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Sweden, Tech, Eu, Spain, Bloomberg, European Union, Italy, Bruno Le Maire, Denmark Ireland, Giovanni Tria, Countries Block Tax On Tech Giants

The top trending Google search on Election Day was 'dónde votar,' as historic Latino voter turnout is expected for midterms (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google says that the top trending search in the U.S. on the morning of Election Day was "dónde votar," which is Spanish for "where to vote." Traffic for the term increased 3,350% on the morning of the 2018 midterm elections, Google reports. This search trend coincides with a 15 percent increase in Latino voter turnout expected at this year's election, compared with the 2014 midterm elections. The top trending Google search on Tuesday morning was unsurprisingly about the midterm elections — bu...
Tags: Google, US, Samsung, Trends, Donald Trump, Pew Research Center, National Assocation of Latino Elected

I got to try the world's first foldable smartphone — but it feels more like a gimmick than a truly useful device

Startup display maker Royole on Monday showed off its new foldable flexible screen gadget, getting out ahead of Samsung. When folded in half, the device can function as two different smartphones. When unfolded, it can act like a tablet. Its flexible screen is cool, but feels more like a gimmick than a useful feature. I just got to put my hands on what's supposed to be the future of smartphones. My first impression: The future still needs some work. The ostensible gadget of tomorrow is a folda...
Tags: Apple, Stanford, China, Samsung, Trends, Silicon Valley, Lg, Liu, Bill Liu, Royole, Flexpai

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