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Samsung unveils foldable phone as it tries to regain edge on Apple

The Korean company pins hopes on the pocket-sized device that gives users a tablet-sized screenSamsung has unveiled its much-anticipated foldable phone and urged Android developers to start writing apps for the new device. The South Korean tech company needs to perfect the foldable phone to reverse steep declines in profit for its mobile division and restore some of the cachet its brand has lost to Apple. Continue reading...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Technology, Samsung, Consumer affairs, Mobile Phones, Apple Continue


Dutch Police Bust Encrypted Chat Service, Gain Access to Over 258,000 Messages

Dutch police say they have “decrypted more than 258,000 messages” sent using an expensive chat service, Ars Technica reported on Wednesday, citing a National Police Corps statement that claimed authorities in the Netherlands have achieved a “breakthrough in the interception and decryption of encrypted communication…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Crime, Ars Technica, Cybersecurity, Encryption, Law Enforcement, Netherlands, National Police Corps, Blackbox Security


Google planning big New York City expansion - report

The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is planning a major expansion in New York City.The newspaper reported Wednesday that the company plans to add space for more than 12,000 additional New York workers. The Journal cited... [Author: new[email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business, New York, New York City, Wall Street Journal, Journal


Google Is Said to Be Shopping for More Real Estate in New York

Amazon appears to be leaning toward opening a new office in New York. Now word comes that Google, already a big employer in the city, may add on.
Tags: Google, New York, News


Despite a strong Q3 earnings report, Square’s Q4 forecast disappoints investors

Despite a strong , Square’s forecast for the final quarter of this year gave investors pause, sending its share price down 6 percent in after hours trading before it gradually climbed up again. Square’s adjusted revenue grew 68 percent year-over-year to $431 million, beating expectations from analysts polled by Refinitiv (formerly the financial and risk arm of Thomson Reuters), who had forecast $413.9 million. It also reported 13 cents in adjusted earnings per share, better than the 11 cents...
Tags: TC, Tech, Square, Earnings, Payments, Jack Dorsey, Thomson Reuters, Eventbrite, Friars, David Viniar, Sarah Friar, Square 's IPO


Samsung Galaxy Note9, Galaxy S9 and S9+ Android 9.0 Pie update coming in January 2019, beta for Galaxy S9 series this month

Samsung at its annual Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) in San Francisco confirmed that its flagship Galaxy Note9, Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones will get Android 9.0 (Pie) update in January 2019. The company is calling it One UI that helps you focus on what really matters to you. "With hardware and software working together in harmony, see only what you need, using and viewing your phone with an experience that feels second nature," said the company. Samsung also announced that Android 9.0...
Tags: Google, Android, Asia, South Korea, Europe, News, Samsung, San Francisco, Blogging, United Kingdom, United States Germany, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie, Samsung Galaxy S9 Android Pie, Samsung Galaxy Note9 Galaxy S9, Samsung Developer Conference SDC, China India France Poland Spain


Oh Good, Google Is Apparently Expanding Its Presence in New York Now Too

Hot on the heels of a report that Amazon is planning to split its HQ2 between Arlington, Virginia and New York’s Long Island City, Google is reportedly looking to expand its own presence in New York City. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the company is nearing a…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, Science, New York City, Jeff Bezos, Wall Street Journal, Arlington Virginia, HQ2, Here We Go, Long Island City Google, New York City Citing


The Best Neighborhoods in NYC: Where to Stay When You to Visit

Posted: 11/7/2018 | November 7th, 2018 Trying to find accommodation in New York City can be a painstaking long process given the large number of hotels and neighborhoods to stay in. This is a city of 10 million people. It’s massive and there’s a lot of choice. What neighborhoods are good to stay in? What’s central? What’s safe? Where is the best place to stay? As someone who has been working and living in New York City on and off for over five years, I’ve stayed in a wide variety of places he...
Tags: Travel, Google, Usa, New York, NYC, New York City, America, Best, Brooklyn, United States, Chelsea, Queens, Manhattan, Starbucks, Upper East Side, Jackson


Ways To Give Your Blog Better Visibility

Businesses shouldn’t look at blogging as an afterthought. For one, your business blog allows for better branding and recognition. Aside from that, the content you publish through it is valuable along the lines of thought leadership. Generally, a blog is more than just a great way to educate your audience. It also helps find customers and generate sales. If you’re out to grow your brand’s reach online, you will need to invest in blogging. Sure enough, creating relevant content isn’t simply enoug...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Blogging, Others, BestSEOCompanies


Get your glamour on with Sephora makeup videos piped through the Google Home Hub

Google Home and Sephora partnered to bring the makeup giant's 2,500+ library of makeup and beauty video tutorials to the Google Home Hub. Just say the Google Home wake-words, "Hey Google," and ask for video help with hair, makeup, and more. The post Get your glamour on with Sephora makeup videos piped through the Google Home Hub appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Smart Home, Smart Homes, Sephora, Google Home, Digital Voice Assistants, Google Home Hub, Google Home Hub Just


Get your glamour on with Sephora makeup videos via the Google Home Hub

Google Home and Sephora have partnered to bring the makeup giant's 2,500-plus library of makeup and beauty video tutorials to the Google Home Hub. Just say, "Hey Google," and ask for video help with hair, makeup, and more. The post Get your glamour on with Sephora makeup videos via the Google Home Hub appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Smart Home, Smart Homes, Sephora, Google Home, Digital Voice Assistants, Google Home Hub


Free Music Archive Is Shutting Down

WFMU's Free Music Archive -- a digital library of high-quality and legal downloads that users could listen to, remix, and share -- is shutting down due to funding shortages. The Verge reports: "The future is uncertain, has been my mantra lately," says Cheyenne Hohman, who's been the director of the Free Music Archive since 2014. The shutdown date was initially the 9th, but has since been pushed back to November 16th because the FMA is in early talks with four different organizations that are int...
Tags: Tech, Fma, WFMU, Cheyenne Hohman, Hohman


Qualcomm: Welp, there's a $5bn-ish Apple-shaped hole in the books, but at least we have other chip buyers

Chinese mid-tier phone-makers, 5G hype to the rescue Breaking up is expensive: losing Apple as a customer meant Qualcomm missed out on 50 million cellular modem chipset sales for the latest batch of iPhones, and slipped into a net loss for its fiscal 2018. However, the chip designer insisted the worst is over.…
Tags: Apple, Software, Qualcomm, Welp


China's Brightest Children Are Being Recruited To Develop AI 'Killer Bots'

According to The South China Morning Post, "some of China's smartest students have been recruited straight from high school to begin training as the world's youngest AI weapons scientists." A total of 27 boys and four girls all under the age of 18 were chosen for the four-year "experimental program for intelligent weapons systems" at the Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) from more than 5,000 candidates. From the report: The BIT is one of the country's top weapons research institutes, and the...
Tags: China, Tech, Beijing Institute of Technology BIT


Report: Google planning big New York City expansion

NEW YORK (AP) — The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is planning a major expansion in New York City.The newspaper reported Wednesday that the company plans to add space for more than 12,000 additional New York workers. The... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business, New York, New York City, Wall Street Journal


Upset fat iOS gobbles up so much storage? Too bad, so sad, says judge: Apple lawsuit axed

But at what point do advertised capacity specs become misleading? Analysis A California judge has dismissed a false advertising lawsuit against Apple that tried to take the iGiant to task for its bloated mobile operating system.…
Tags: Apple, California, Software


The Muse, a popular recruitment site for millennial women, has made its second acquisition

The Muse, a New York-based, content-rich recruitment site that matches job seekers and all kinds of information about different career paths, as well as with companies that are hiring, has made it second acquisition, picking up , a year-old, HR software-as-a service company. TalentShare has been focused on enabling companies to share high-quality candidates that they didn’t hire but would recommend to other companies that are in the market for talent. Terms aren’t being disclosed, but four of T...
Tags: Google, TC, New York, San Francisco, Tech, Chicago, Muse, Icon Ventures, Kathryn Minshew, Minshew, Brand Amper, TalentShare


The Muse, a popular recruitment site for millennials, has made its second acquisition

The Muse, a New York-based, content-rich recruitment site that matches job seekers and all kinds of information about different career paths, as well as with companies that are hiring, has made it second acquisition, picking up , a year-old, HR software-as-a service company. TalentShare has been focused on enabling companies to share high-quality candidates that they didn’t hire but would recommend to other companies that are in the market for talent. Terms aren’t being disclosed, but four of T...
Tags: Google, TC, New York, San Francisco, Tech, Chicago, M&a, Muse, Hiring, Icon Ventures, Kathryn Minshew, The Muse, Minshew, Brand Amper, TalentShare


20 startups take center stage at Berkeley SkyDeck’s demo day

The largest-ever Berkeley SkyDeck demo day kicked off with a high-energy performance from the Cal marching band, setting the tone for an afternoon of presentations from none other than Berkeley faculty and students-turned-entrepreneurs. Launched in 2012 as a modest accelerator for student-run businesses, SkyDeck has flourished since its inception. To date, the program has mentored 300 startups, which have gone on to raise $800 million via 27 funding rounds and 10 acquisition deals. Earlier this ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Accelerator, Youtube, Tech, Earth, Venture Capital, Ibm Watson, Online Marketplace, Sequoia Capital, Berkeley, University Of California, Vanity Fair, Demo Day, Triton, Skydeck


This USB-C Projector pairs perfectly with the new iPad Pro

We’ve been nothing if not vocal about how powerful the new iPad Pro is. One of its absolute hallmark power-features is the presence of the USB-C port that turns the iPad from a tablet to a device that can connect to a host of other gadgets, from MIDI controllers, to DSLRs, to even external displays and projectors. A good external projector with the iPad Pro doesn’t just give the iPad Pro an edge in presentations and boardrooms, it also lets the tablet, a device you’re most likely to use for mu...
Tags: Deals, Gadgets, Design, Television, Popular, Product Design, Random, Harman Kardon, Viewsonic


A cryptocurrency millionaire is buying up land in Nevada’s desert to build a utopian village run on Ethereum — here are the design plans

A cryptocurrency millionaire has revealed his designs for an utopian community in the Nevada desert run completely on blockchain. The New York Times reports that the man behind the project, Jeffrey Berns, is planning a city that would run entirely on blockchain, a decentralized infrastructure which could theoretically provide the foundation for a community that's independent from the capitalistic world we live in. Instead of government and big corporations in control, the blockchain-based city ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Trends, Tesla, New York Times, Pokemon, Nyt, Nevada, Ai, Blockchains, Gigafactory, Brian Sandoval, Berns, Jeffrey Berns, Tom Wiscombe, Blockchains LLC


A Robot Scientist Will Dream Up New Materials To Advance Computing

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MIT Technology Review: In a laboratory that overlooks a busy shopping street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a robot is attempting to create new materials. A robot arm dips a pipette into a dish and transfers a tiny amount of bright liquid into one of many receptacles sitting in front of another machine. When all the samples are ready, the second machine tests their optical properties, and the results are fed to a computer that controls the arm. Software ana...
Tags: Tech, Cambridge Massachusetts, MIT Technology Review, Kebotix


Can artificial intelligence predict the future of fashion?

Using artificial intelligence to spot future fashion trends could also help reduce clothing waste.
Tags: Tech


Zopa, the UK P2P lending company, closes £60M round on path to launching a bank

Obtaining a banking license and then launching an actual new retail bank requires capital. A lot of capital. Enter Zopa, the U.K. peer-to-peer lending company that wants to become a bank, which today is announcing that it has closed £60 million in further funding. Only £16 million is actually new new money, having already disclosed £44 million in August, so this is effectively an extension of that earlier fund-raise. The purpose remains the same, however: Zopa says it will use the latest roun...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, UK, Tech, Fscs, Zopa, U K Having


Zopa, the U.K. P2P lending company, closes £60M round on path to launching a bank

Obtaining a banking license and then launching an actual new retail bank requires capital. A lot of capital. Enter Zopa, the U.K. peer-to-peer lending company that wants to become a bank, which today is announcing that it has closed £60 million in further funding. Only £16 million is actually new new money, having already disclosed £44 million in August, so this is effectively an extension of that earlier fund-raise. To purpose remains the same, however: Zopa says it will use the latest round...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Tech, Fscs, Zopa, Zopa the U K P2P, U K Having


Ableton Live Looping gets its own custom controller

A crowd-funded custom controller has just arrived on the scene, designed to assist live triggering and looping in Ableton Live. And there’s already a free download for Max for Live to get you started, even without the hardware. Hardware like Ableton’s Push lets you play Live with your fingers – but what about your feet? (Ableton Sole?) And what about looping? Pierre-Antoine Grison, Ableton Certified Trainer and producer/musician signed to Ed Banger Records, has come up with his own solution – ...
Tags: Downloads, Music, France, Tech, Usb, Freebies, Software, Gear, Kickstarter, Stories, Max, Midi, Ableton, Ableton Live, Music Tech, Controllers


The MacBook Air’s battery is easier to replace, but you can’t do it at home

Even though Apple is providing tools to service technicians to make it easier to replace the MacBook Air's battery when you take your laptop in for repair, users still won't be able to do swap batteries at home. The post The MacBook Air’s battery is easier to replace, but you can’t do it at home appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, MacBook Air, Battery


Gates Foundation Spent $200 Million Funding Toilet Research

According to Bloomberg, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation "spent $200 million over seven years funding sanitation research, showcased some 20 novel toilet and sludge-processing designs that eliminate harmful pathogens and convert bodily waste into clean water and fertilizer." Gates told the Reinvented Toilet Expo in Beijing on Tuesday that these technologies at the event "are the most significant advances in sanitation in nearly 200 years." From the report: Holding a beaker of human excreta th...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Bloomberg, Beijing, Gates, Gates Foundation, California Institute of Technology, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft Corp, Reinvented Toilet Expo, LIXIL Group


Eric Schmidt takes the blame for Google's social networking failures: 'I suspect we didn’t fully understand how to do it' (GOOG, GOOGL)

In a recent podcast interview with economist Tyler Cowen, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt said the company's failure to build the next, big social network was mostly his fault.  " I think it would be fair to say that the rise of Facebook, etc., occurred on my watch," Schmidt admitted.  The former top executive blamed his age, in part, for the company's social failures, saying: "Because we didn’t collectively use it, I suspect we didn’t fully understand how to do it."  Google has never been ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Larry Page, New York Times, Princeton, Tyler Cowen, Eric Schmidt, SCHMIDT, YouTube Today, Cowen, Google Buzz, Google Groups Well, Interestingly Cowen



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