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Mysterious Re-Routing of Google Traffic Could Have Been an Attack, or Just a Glitch

Some web services provided by internet giant Google were briefly disrupted on Monday after a Google Cloud IP issue that the company wrote in a blog post was “external” and under investigation, though what exactly happened remains unclear.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Privacy, China, Russia, Nigeria, Cybersecurity, Hacking, Hackers, Bgp, Google Cloud IP


Amazon Has Reportedly Chosen HQ2 Sites in New York, Northern Virginia

Amazon’s grueling, year-long HQ2 search—which mostly entailed cities across the country competing to outdo each other with the most lavish incentives, often behind closed doors—has come to a close, with the company reportedly choosing New York and Crystal City, a neighborhood in Arlington County, Virginia.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Science, Technology, E Commerce, Crystal City, Arlington County Virginia, Late Capitalism, HQ2, New York Northern Virginia


Experimenting with science education on YouTube

As part of our series of interviews with people across Asia-Pacific who use the Internet as a tool to connect, create and grow, we spoke with DoYoun Han, a science teacher at Hyeongyeong  Elementary School in South Korea. In addition to his day job, he runs the YouTube channel 3-Minute Elementary School Science, which shares videos of science lessons and experiments to students between 9 and 13 years old.Why did you become a teacher?My parents are farmers and I grew up in the countryside. Unlike...
Tags: Google, South Korea, Youtube, Asia Pacific, Korea, Lee Byung, Google in Asia, Asia's entrepreneurs, Hyeongyeong Elementary School, Minute Elementary School Science, South Jeolla


Israel Aims To Ban Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles By 2030

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CleanTechnica: 2030 seems like a long way off, but it's really just around the corner. And when the bell tolls at midnight on December 31, 2030, you may not be able to buy a gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicle in Israel. After that date, all passenger cars will be electric and all trucks will be powered by electricity or compressed natural gas, if a proposal currently under consideration gets approved by the government. A final decision is expected by the...
Tags: Israel, Tech, United Nations, Reuters, Yuval Steinitz


Apple's Asia suppliers fall amid fears of weak iPhone sales

Shares in Asian suppliers and assemblers for Apple Inc fell on Tuesday due to profit warnings that point to weakness in iPhone sales.
Tags: Apple, Asia, Money, businessNews, Apple Inc


Report: NYC and Arlington, VA win the contest for Amazon’s split East Coast headquarters

New York City and Arlington, Virginia have reportedly won Amazon’s lengthy and highly-publicized pageant for the locations of its new headquarters, beating out 238 other contestants. According to the Wall Street Journal, which broke the news, an official announcement may come as early as Tuesday. The offices will be located in Long Island City, across the East River from Manhattan, and Crystal City, a neighborhood in Arlington, which is a 15-20 minute drive from Washington D.C. Last week, mor...
Tags: Amazon, TC, New York, Washington, Virginia, New York City, Tech, Manhattan, Seattle, East Coast, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Arlington VA, Arlington, East River, Arlington Virginia


Why Great Products Do Only One Thing

Uber did not allow you to pre-book a taxi. Amazon started out by selling books only. Google was just a search engine. McDonald’s got rid of cutlery. And somehow we still believe that for a product to be successful it must do many things. Back in 2006, McDonald’s saw its growth stall. The fast-food chain decided that the problem was its limited menu, so it tried out many new items and ended up doubling the offerings. But sales hardly budged. Finally, in 2016, it took a new track. It went back to...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Business, Product Management, McDonald, Tiffani Bova, Product Management 101


Internet traffic hijack disrupts Google services

An internet diversion that rerouted data traffic through Russia and China disrupted several Google services on Monday, including search and cloud-hosting services.Service interruptions lasted for nearly two hours and ended about... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business, China, Russia


Internet traffic hijack dogs Google

Internet traffic hijacking disrupted several Google services Monday, including search and cloud-hosting services.Network-monitoring companies say service interruptions lasted for nearly two hours and ended about 5:30 p.m. EST. The... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business


Big Q. Tch, what could have persuaded Intel to bring forward 5G chip production six months?

Clue's in the headline. And more importantly: Will anyone but Cupertino care? It looks as though Apple's iThings may get 5G connectivity in 2020 – after Intel promised production of its 5G modem will start in the second half of 2019, and ship in the first half of the following year.…
Tags: Apple, Intel, Software, Cupertino


YouTube VR finally lands on the Oculus Go

Today, Google’s YouTube VR app arrives on , bringing the largest library of VR content on the web to Facebook’s entry-level VR device. YouTube brings plenty of content in conventional and more immersive video types. It’s undoubtedly the biggest single hub of 360 content and native formats like VR180, though offering access to the library at large is probably far more important to the Oculus platform. One of the interesting things about Oculus’s strategy with the Go headset is that gaming tur...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Facebook, Media, Youtube, Social Media, Software, Netflix, Computing, Vr, Virtual Reality, Oculus Vr, Oculus Rift, Augmented Reality, Hulu


Global share markets tumble amid fears the rise of big tech is over

Apple shares were down 5% after suppliers cut their forecasts, causing the tech-heavy Nasdaq and other tech stocks to fallStock markets in Asia have tumbled after a sharp selloff on Wall Street hit leading companies including Apple, Goldman Sachs and General ElectricWith Monday’s losses, all three major Wall Street indices erased the gains from their brief rally after the US congressional elections on 6 November. Continue reading...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Business, Wall Street, US, Economics, Stock Markets, Donald Trump, Apple Goldman Sachs, ElectricWith


Board Question #91828: Does Ryan from Ryan's Toy Reviews have a fan mail ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,Does Ryan from Ryan's Toy Reviews have a fan mail address? My son loves him and wrote a letter to him, but I can't find the address. Thank you!-Daddy Caju A: Dear Caju, I found an email address listed "for business inquiries," but seeing as how that's the only email address I can find for this channel, I would try sending your email there. The address is [email protected] It's very possible that Ryan's parents have made it intentionally hard to contact him, ...
Tags: Google, Ryan


Asian markets tumble as tech, energy firms take a battering

Technology firms led a plunge in Asian markets Tuesday, tracking a deep sell-off in New York where Apple tumbled on worries about demand for its iPhones, while energy firms were also in free-fall with oil prices. The latest bloodbath comes after a key parts supplier said a client -- widely thought to be Apple -- had slashed orders, stoking speculation that the US titan's popular handset was not selling as well as in the past. Apple was already under pressure after posting disappointing earning...
Tags: Apple, New York, News, US


Just a little heads up: Google is still trying to convince everyone that web apps don't suck

Chrome Web Summit finds web apps still struggling next to shiny native counterparts If insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, Google's Chrome team might be a candidate for involuntary commitment.…
Tags: Google, Software


Should Comcast Be Investigated For Antitrust Violations?

The American Cable Association (ACA), an industry group that represents over 700 small and medium-sized cable operators, wants antitrust regulators to investigate whether Comcast-NBCUniversal is abusing its power to hurt smaller television and internet service providers. The group has "asked U.S. Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim to 'immediately' open an investigation into Comcast's practices," reports The Verge. Comcast is denying the claims, and while the Justice Department hasn't publ...
Tags: Nbc, Tech, Comcast, Hulu, Donald Trump, ACA, Justice Department, Makan Delrahim, American Cable Association ACA, Fox Business networks, Contra Trump


MacBook Air (2018) review

We’ve waited for a long time for an update to the MacBook Air, and Apple finally delivered one. With a lot of features ported over from the MacBook Pro, is this new laptop what Apple fans have always wanted? The post MacBook Air (2018) review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Trends, Macbook, Computing, MacBook Air, Laptops, Macbook Pro


OK Google, why was your web traffic hijacked and routed through China, Russia today?

BGP attack committed 'grand theft internet' People's connections in the US to Google – including its cloud, YouTube, and other websites – were suddenly rerouted through Russia and into China in a textbook Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijacking attack.…
Tags: Google, China, Russia, US, Software, China Russia


Drive-By Shooting Suspect Remotely Wipes iPhone X, Catches Extra Charges

schwit1 shares a report from Apple Insider: A woman from Schenectady, N.Y. accused of being the driver in a shooting used Apple's remote wipe feature to destroy evidence on her iPhone X that might have been related to the event. The iPhone was seized as evidence in the case, but police say that shortly after she triggered the remote wipe, an option available via Find My iPhone in iCloud. Normally the tool is intended for people with lost or stolen devices. The suspected driver, Juelle Grant, was...
Tags: Apple, Tech, Schenectady, Juelle Grant


Tinder to roll out expanded set of gender options in India

Tinder is preparing to roll out more gender options in its app in India. The company will announce shortly that users will be able to edit their profile in order to choose a different option for their gender identity, instead of just “Man” or “Woman,” as well as toggle a setting that will display their gender on their profile in Tinder’s app. These same options have been live in the U.S. since November 2016, when the dating app added options for transgender and gender non-conforming people. T...
Tags: Facebook, Tinder, India, Tech, Mumbai, GLAAD, Umang, The Humsafar Trust


Stock market tumbles amid fears the rise of big tech is over

Apple shares were down 5% after suppliers cut their forecasts, causing the tech-heavy Nasdaq and other tech stocks to fallWall Street’s major indexes tumbled on Monday as shares of Apple and Goldman Sachs dragged down the technology and financial sectors.With Monday’s losses, all three indexes erased the gains from their brief rally after the US congressional elections on 6 November. Continue reading...
Tags: Apple, Business, US, Economics, Stock Markets, Goldman Sachs, Donald Trump


Best Buy is offering the Google Pixelbook for just $699 on Black Friday

Best Buy's steep $300 price cut on the Pixelbook this holiday represents one of the best prices we've seen on Google's premium Chrome OS hardware. The Pixelbook will be priced at just $699. The post Best Buy is offering the Google Pixelbook for just $699 on Black Friday appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Deals, Black Friday, Trends, Computing, Pixelbook, Google Pixelbook, Black Friday 2018


Analysts weighing in on $8B SAP-Qualtrics deal don’t see a game changer

SAP CEO Bill McDermott was jacked up today about his company’s $8 billion Qualtrics acquisition over the weekend. You would expect no less for such a big deal. McDermott believes the data Qualtrics provides could bridge the gap between his company’s operational data and customer, data wherever that resides. The idea behind Qualtrics is to understand customer sentiment as it happens. McDermott sees this as a key piece to the company’s customer management puzzle, one that could propel it into b...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, ERP, M&a, Salesforce, Sap, Customer Experience Management, Mergers And Acquisitons, Qualtrics, McDermott, Greenberg, Martech, Paul Greenberg, Bill McDermott


This is the wireless charger that should have been made years ago

The consumer electronics industry is all about oneupmanship between large companies and ever so often, a small time player will release a product that’s so revolutionary, it deserves to be applauded. The Unravel is that product.The Unravel is a trio of charging pads, packed in a slick foldable design. Designed to be plugged into either a power outlet or a power-bank, the Unravel can be used with your phone, watch, and even wirelessly charging earphones. The triple-pad layout puts convenience a...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Gadgets, Design, Samsung, Smartphone, Cellphones, Three, Qi, Dock, Product Design, Random, Triple, Unravel, Wireless Charger, EveryDayCarry


The Real Reason Palmer Luckey Was Fired From Facebook

ZDNet's Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols argues that the founder of Oculus, Palmer Luckey, wasn't fired because of his political views, as a recently-published Wall Street Journal article suggests, but because the virtual-reality company lost a $500 million intellectual property theft case to game maker ZeniMax. An anonymous reader shares the report: According to The Wall Street Journal, Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus, a virtual reality company, was fired by Facebook because "he donated $10,000 t...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, Hillary Clinton, Palmer, Oculus, Hillary, Wall Street Journal, Palmer Luckey, Luckey, Zdnet, Steven J Vaughan Nichols, ZeniMax, Real Reason Palmer Luckey Was Fired From Facebook, ZeniMax An


How Stan Lee changed pop culture, comic books and movies forever

Comic books have always loved alternate histories, so consider a world in which Stan Lee never existed: One where he never created a single comic or character, never inspired a movie or a TV show, never signed an autograph for a fan dressed as Spider-Man at a comic convention. It’s a weird place, isn’t it? Not as strange as the time Marvel did a series by Neil Gaiman in which Captain America and his super friends lived in the Elizabethan Court of 1602, but definitely weirder than that time Spide...
Tags: Google, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Washington, White House, Marvel, Neil Gaiman, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Washington Dc


The Next Version of HTTP Won't Be Using TCP

"The HTTP-over-QUIC experimental protocol will be renamed to HTTP/3 and is expected to become the third official version of the HTTP protocol, officials at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) have revealed," writes Catalin Cimpanu via ZDNet. "This will become the second Google-developed experimental technology to become an official HTTP protocol upgrade after Google's SPDY technology became the base of HTTP/2." From the report: HTTP-over-QUIC is a rewrite of the HTTP protocol that uses Go...
Tags: Google, Tech, Nottingham, Tls, TCP, IETF, Zdnet, UDP, Catalin Cimpanu, TCP Transmission Control Protocol, TCP UDP, QUIC Working Group


These antique phones are precious, private Alexa vessels

Amazon’s Alexa may be in ten thousand different devices now, but they all have one other thing in common: they’re new. So for those of us that prefer old things but still want to be able to set timers and do metric-imperial conversions without pulling out our phones, Grain Design is retrofitting these fabulous old telephones to provide Alexa access with no other hints of modernity. There’s even a privacy angle! The phones themselves (spotted by a BoingBoing tipster) are genuine antiques, and not...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Diy, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Retro, Whitney, Vintage, Alexa, Dick Whitney, Alexaphones


How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Stocks closed sharply lower Monday, pulling the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 600 points.Technology stocks led the broad market slide after a report that suggested Apple cut back orders significantly from a parts supplier rattled... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Apple, Business, US


Hopes for AI to stem bee decline

Scientists hope artificial intelligence will gives us more insights into bee health and behaviour.
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