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A closer look at HTC’s blockchain phone, the Exodus 1

The Exodus 1 didn’t make its global debut on stage at TechCrunch Shenzhen. That was the plan, but stuff, as the saying goes, happens. It simply didn’t make its way from Hong Kong to China in time. I won’t lie, I was a bit suspicious of this latest turn of events. After month of teasing its blockchain phone, HTC had mostly relied on wire frames and renders, and now it was MIA, a matter of weeks before it was set to hit the market. But we did manage to get our hands on the thing, following ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Hong Kong, Hardware, China, Bitcoin, Htc, Blockchain, Shenzhen, Chen, Phil Chen, EXODUS 1, Shenzhen That


Chicago Firefighters Safely Rescue Riders After Skyscraper Elevator Falls 84 Floors

An express elevator in a Chicago building formerly called the John Hancock Center until earlier this year, the 100-story tower at 875 North Michigan Avenue that is the fourth-tallest skyscraper in the city, fell from the Signature Room restaurant on its 95th floor all the way down to the 11th due to a “broken hoist…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Chicago, Infrastructure, Disasters, Elevators, North Michigan Avenue, Signature Room, John Hancock Center, Whew


Tumblr Disappeared from the App Store Because of Child Porn

On Friday, niche blogging platform Tumblr became suddenly and inexplicably unavailable on Apple’s app store, and since then users posting adult-themed content have claimed their blogs are being deleted by the site without warning despite no official statement from either Tumblr, it’s parent company Oath, or Apple. The…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Science, Crime, Tumblr, Apple Store, Child Exploitation, OATH, Ncmec, Child Endangerment


Norwegian Company Plans To Power Their Cruise Ships With Dead Fish

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Waste fish parts will be used to power ships in a new initiative to use green energy for polluting cruise liners. The leftovers of fish processed for food and mixed with other organic waste will be used to generate biogas, which will then be liquefied and used in place of fossil fuels by the expedition cruise line Hurtigruten. Hurtigruten operates a fleet of 17 ships, and by 2021 aims to have converted at least six of its vessels to use biog...
Tags: Tech, Norway, Hurtigruten, Hurtigruten Hurtigruten


Guest Post: How a Bad Name Can Hurt the Value of your Brand

When you’re thinking of a name for your new business, you might run into people who tell you not to worry about your business name. Some people say that there isn’t a noticeable value to a business name – that names are just frills that aren’t worth investing time and resources into researching. However, research shows that simple, catchy names outperform non-interesting names on the stock market by up to 33%. Rather than looking at the direct financial benefits a good brand name brings, consi...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Marketing, Sales, Brand, Amazon Rainforest, Jeff Bezos, Bezos, Squadhelp, Grant Polachek, Director of Marketing at Inc, Nestle Philips Hilton Pepsi, Solid Brand Foundation, Cadabra Earth


Read the mud-slinging pitches Facebook’s PR firm sent us 

Facebook’s latest PR crisis has cast a lurid spotlight on a GOP-led publicity firm called Definers Public Affairs, after a New York Times investigation revealed last week the firm had sought to discredit Facebook critics by, in one instance, linking them to the liberal financier George Soros — a long-time target of anti-semitic conspiracy theories. The sight of any company paying a firm to leverage anti-semitic and antisocial sentiment on its behalf is, to put it very politely, not a good loo...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, UK, London, California, Washington, France, Senate, China, San Francisco, Tech, Intel, Gop


Xiaomi gobbles up selfie phone brand Meitu as revenue jumps 49%

Xiaomi is diversifying into a new range of phones as the Chinese smartphone maker announced impressive growth with its latest financials. The company announced it will take over selfie app maker Meitu’s smartphone business to go after new demographics, particularly women, while it lodged impressive 49 percent revenue growth in Q3. Xiaomi posted a net profit of 2.481 billion RMB ($357 million) for the quarter on total sales of 50.846 billion RMB ($7.3 billion). The bulk of that income came fro...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, UK, China, Smartphone, Smartphones, Xiaomi, Digital Marketing, Meitu, Smart Products, Meitu Best


If Facebook’s new auto-comment feature isn’t rock bottom, it has to be close

It’s been two tumultuous years. Still, it’s highly unlikely we’ve witnessed the moment Facebook hit bottom. A new feature, spotted by some users this morning, though, may offer a clue as to what that moment could look like. In this case, it’s a tool that prompts users to comment on live video using algorithmically-generated text or emoji. The text, similar to that used in Google’s Gmail, attempts to match fairly common replies to the context of a stream, and the sentiment surrounding it. And it ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook


Graphene water filtration system

Graphene Leaders Canada has its new GLC+™ WATER TECHNOLOGIES PLATFORM. The platform offers a disruptive solution to water pollution and remediation and is based on years of expertise in graphene... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Water, Canada, Innovation, Graphene, GLC


Half-Life Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Fan-Made 'Black Mesa: Xen' Trailer

On Monday, developer Crowbar Collective released the first trailer for Black Mesa: Xen, the final act of its long running remake of Valve's 1998 game Half-Life, which marked its 20-year anniversary on the same day. "The finale of Half-Life put hero Gordon Freeman in an alien world, and Black Mesa: Xen's upgraded graphics and redesign makes the original's muddy palette look vibrant and strange," reports Motherboard. "It looks just as exciting as it did at the time of the original game's release."...
Tags: Tech, Gordon Freeman, Black Mesa


Tech Stocks Lead Slump That Erases November’s Gains

The sell-off in tech stocks continued, as Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google all dropped.
Tags: Google, News, Apple Inc, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc, Apple Amazon Facebook, Stocks and Bonds, Standard & Poor's 500-Stock Index, Amazon.com Inc


Where to find Brazil vs. Cameroon on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Brazil vs. Cameroon on US TV in their friendly, you’ve come to the right place. Tuesday’s friendly between Brazil and Cameroon will be played in England at the MK Dons stadium in Milton Keynes, outside London. After securing a 1-0 victory on Friday against Uruguay with a penalty from Neymar, Brazil will be hoping to continue their good form near the end of 2018. The match will be shown live on US television and streaming. Match: Brazil vs. Cam...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Usa, England, London, Nbc, Mexico, US, Sport, Soccer, Cameroon, Brazil, Uruguay, Cnbc, Milton Keynes, Roku Amazon Fire TV


One billion 3D views and counting

Alice Lloyd George Contributor Alice Lloyd George is an investor at RRE Ventures and the host of Flux, a series of podcast conversations with leaders in frontier technology. More posts by this contributor Thomas Reardon and CTRL-Labs are building an API for the brain Solving the mystery of sleep Last week Sketchfab, the 3D content hub, shared an exciting milestone — the company has just crossed 1 billion cumulative pageview...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Firefox, Google, Amazon, Energy, Food, Facebook, Column, Europe, Shutterstock, New York, Microsoft, Youtube, France, San Francisco


5 Steps to Crazy Effective Email List Building

This article was contributed by David from CollectiveRay.  Creating a healthy email list is one of the best things you can do for your business. With a direct-line to a customer’s inbox, you have awesome power at the tips of your fingers. Only one channel is more effective than email, organic search. But even though 72% of Americans prefer email to other forms of communication, 69% will not respond to an email from a brand they do not trust. Buying email lists, or harvesting email addresses and ...
Tags: Google, Design, Email, Marketing, David, Email Marketing, Google Trends Google, Semrush, Blogging & Content Marketing


Ivanka Trump Also Did the Dumb Email Thing That the Whole White House Was Warned Not to Do

A White House “examination” of Donald Trump’s daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump’s online habits has concluded she used a personal email address for official correspondence hundreds of times, in many cases in “violation of federal records rules,” the Washington Post reported on Monday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, White House, Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Espionage, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Emails, Ivanka Trump, Counterintelligence


Between brush strokes: A Q&A with artist Heather Day

These days San Francisco-based artist Heather Day is painting more than just canvas. In fact, she recently brought her unique perspective and energetic composition to the walls of our New York City pop-up store where she painted the town red … and blue … and Not Pink.The same bright lines, playful scribbles and washes of color that make up her fresh mural in SoHo can also be found in our latest artist collection of My Cases—Google Pixel cases that are available in more than one hundred designs.I...
Tags: Google, New York City, San Francisco, Pixel, Central Park, Soho, Heather, Katharina Grosse, Heather Day, My Cases for Pixel


Ivanka Trump Used Personal Account For Emails About Government Business

The Washington Post is reporting that Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to send hundreds of emails last year to White House aids, Cabinet officials and her assistants. Many of the emails were "in violation of federal records rules," the report says. Ivanka's practices are reminiscent of the personal email account Hillary Clinton used as secretary of state. From the report: White House ethics officials learned of Trump's repeated use of personal email when reviewing emails gathered last ...
Tags: Washington Post, White House, Tech, Hillary Clinton, Cabinet, Trump, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Trump Organization, Jared Kushner, Ms Trump, Abbe Lowell, Mirijanian, Clinton Ms Trump


The Echo Auto brings the power of Alexa into your car!

The Echo Auto was announced just a few months ago at Amazon’s hardware event, along with a whole line-up of other devices (like the Alexa Microwave, the Echo Sub, and loads more) and is all set to make its way into automobiles across the world. What does it do? Gives you the power of Alexa in your car. Over the past few years, Alexa has become pretty indispensable. Most homes today have an Echo or an Echo Dot device in their homes that they talk to, summoning music from their favorite streaming ...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Gadgets, Echo, Music, Design, Automotive, Popular, Alexa, Product Design, Echo Auto, Alexa Microwave


T-Mobile plans $160 million Bellevue campus renovation

The company, the nation’s third-largest wireless carrier, will renovate its headquarters over the next three years.
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Technology, News, Bellevue, Eastside, T Mobile


iHeartMedia to acquire radio adtech company Jelli

Radio giant iHeartMedia announced today that it’s reached an agreement to acquire Jelli, a company bringing programmatic ad-buying to radio broadcasters. In fact, iHeartMedia was already working with Jelli to allow businesses to use progrmamatic tools to buy advertising on the company’s 850 broadcast radio stations. iHeartMedia also invested in Jelli’s most recent funding round. As a result of the deal, the Jelli team in Silicon Valley will become iHeartMedia’s main adtech operation, and i...
Tags: Startups, Advertising Tech, Tech, Silicon Valley, Jelli, Crunchbase, Exit, Katz, Bob Pittman, Michael Dougherty, Iheartmedia, Katz Media Group


Google Slashes Incentives for Retailers to Create Comparison Shopping Services by @MattGSouthern

Google has drastically reduced incentives for retailers to create what some allege are “fake” comparison shopping sites.The post Google Slashes Incentives for Retailers to Create Comparison Shopping Services by @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, News, Seo, Paid Search


Half-Life turns 20, and we all feel very old

The only thing that’s crazier than the fact that Half-Life was released exactly 20 years ago is that I wrote up its 10th anniversary on this very website… well, 10 years ago. We’ve both aged well, I like to think. But Half-Life has already left a legacy. Half-Life was Valve’s first game, when they were a young game studio and not the giant gaming conglomerate we know them as today. The game was also a big risk — its narrative-heavy gameplay, including the now famous arrival-at-work intro sequenc...
Tags: Gaming, Tech, Valve, Half Life, Xen, Black Mesa, Gasworks


New Experimental Lockheed Supersonic Jet Starts Production

Lockheed Martin's X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft is officially in "the manufacturing phase," bringing the company "one step closer to enabling supersonic travel for passengers around the world." The experimental jet was awarded a contract from NASA earlier this year as it is capable of flying at supersonic speeds without creating loud supersonic booms. Currently, commercial supersonic aircraft are banned from flying over land because of the noise and potential damage the booms may cau...
Tags: Tech, Nasa, Lockheed Martin, Lockheed, WTOP, Peter Iosifidis, Lockheed Martin As


What to Buy for Someone Who Loves to Travel

If you follow a number of travel blogs, you’ll already know it’s that time of year again! Every November, I seem to spend an inordinate amount of time wading through an ocean of gift guides created by other travel bloggers. I’ve never published one on Never Ending Footsteps before, primarily for this reason: I’m a contrarian at heart, so if every single travel blogger is doing something — cough, taking press trips, cough — you’ll know I’ll be over here in the corner on my own doing the exact opp...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Amazon, Asia, Japan, Greece, Etsy, Australia, China, Spain, Dave, Travel Gear, Thailand, United States, Santiago, Congo


The best Target Black Friday deals for 2018

The mega-retailer opens its doors to the most competitive shoppers at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 22, and signs indicate that the retailer means business this year. We've sifted through all of the deals, from consumer electronics to small home appliances, and filtered out those we think are best. Have more fun shopping with less […] The post The best Target Black Friday deals for 2018 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Deals, Cyber Monday, Black Friday, Mobile, Gaming, Thanksgiving, Trends, Computing, Home Theater, Smart Home, Target, Black Friday 2018


Here's how Apple's new $1,000 iPhone XS compares to last year's iPhone X (AAPL)

Every fall, Apple introduces new iPhones. And every fall, many iPhone users wonder: should I upgrade?  This year was, in Apple parlance, an "S year," which means that one of the new iPhones, the iPhone XS, was an iterative upgrade rather than a total overhaul. Which begs the question: if you have an iPhone X, which is only a year old, do you need to upgrade?  Or, if you're looking for a new device, should you go for the cheaper option and buy last year's phone over the new iPhone XS? This year,...
Tags: Apple, Trends


First ever drone-delivered kidney is no worse for wear

Drone delivery really only seems practical for two things: take-out and organ transplants. Both are relatively light and also extremely time sensitive. Well, experiments in flying a kidney around Baltimore in a refrigerated box have yielded positive results — which also seems promising for getting your pad thai to you in good kit. The test flights were conducted by researchers at the University of Maryland there, led by surgeon Joseph Scalea. He has been frustrated in the past with the inflexibi...
Tags: Health, TC, Gadgets, Transportation, Hardware, Tech, Drones, Uavs, Baltimore, University Of Maryland, IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering, Joseph Scalea, Joseph Scalea He, Scalea


In 'Digital India,' Government Hands Out Free Phones To Win Votes

Forget the old American campaign slogan of a chicken in every pot, or the Indian politician's common pledge to put rice in every bowl. The New York Times reports: Here in the state of Chhattisgarh, the chief minister, Raman Singh, has promised a smartphone in every home -- and he is using the government-issued devices to reach voters as he campaigns in legislative elections that conclude on Tuesday. [...] The phones are the latest twist in digital campaigning by the B.J.P., which controls the na...
Tags: Facebook, Tech, New York Times, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Raman Singh


The cloud computing market is set to double to $116 billion by 2021 — and it's probably only good news for Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Alibaba (AMZN, GOOGL, MSFT, BABA)

The cloud computing market should continue to grow at a rapid pace in coming years, Goldman Sachs said in a new report. But the market is already dominated by four big firms — Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and Alibaba. The opportunity for other players is rapidly closing, Goldman Sachs said. It's still early days in cloud computing, the hottest sector in the gigantic business technology market. But the window of opportunity for companies to grab a piece of it is closing fast. That's the word fro...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Alibaba, Aws, Ibm, Silicon Valley, Goldman Sachs, Sap, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Google Microsoft, AWS Azure Google, Alibaba Cloud, Amazon Microsoft Google, Amazon Web Services Microsoft Azure Google Cloud


California wildfire pollution paralyzes San Francisco region

The sidewalk cafes of this Silicon Valley city, usually packed at lunchtime with workers from Google and other high-tech companies, were mostly abandoned Monday afternoon. San Francisco reported unhealthy air quality for the 12th straight day on Monday. Purple Air, a private company that monitors air quality worldwide, last week ranked Northern California as having the foulest air around the globe.
Tags: Google, Science, California, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Northern California



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